Sale 726



 
Lot 1192



United Nations, "Now we know why he's called the Secretary General" Stock, 1951-2006. And Guterres had better start writing, because this massive four-pallet holding gives him enough face value to send over 3.7 million First Class letters; an essentially complete holding through 2006 from each Office, in quantities up to 59,000+ (!); most items' duplication runs several hundred to several thousand, with strength in earlier issues; contains numerous premium items, such as New York #29-30 (3,209, plus 2000 additional #30), #38 (149), First Issues from Geneva (3,124 plus extras) and Vienna (2,993 plus extras), along with high face-value items such as New York #592 (1,330), 753 (1,031), 763 (270), 783 (266), 811 (146); Geneva #14 (3,416), 172 (1,331), 179 (3,498), 183 (1,872), 192 (2,333), 213 (1,509), 276 (723), 322 (343); and Vienna #6 (2,993), 14 (4,505), 43 (3,085), 51 (3,128), 54 (1,708), 66 (1,421), 73 (2,396), 116 (1,116), 169 (1,614), and much, much more, over $2,000,000 in face value: New York $622,546; Geneva $1,058,998; Vienna $380,400 (Schilling-era $372, 334; Euro-era $8,066), Fine to Very Fine, complete inventory available online.
Estimate $200,000 - 300,000.

Opening Bid $100,000



 
Lot 1629

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Worldwide, Ab Fab Collection, 1840-1955 and beyond. Housed in 15 pristine Scott International Blues, this isn't your standard Blue collection, where five countries are strong and the rest is largely empty, or earlies are present but with mighty faults; this is a true worldwide collection running from Aden to Zululand, with nary a country or colony weak, where even the earliest issues are overwhelmingly fresh, sound, and some of the prettiest we've seen; amazing British Empire material, incredible French and Portuguese Empires, robust Latin America, excellent Asia…all with strengths in the time periods that are most desirable—and sell the best; had we had more time to work with this, we could easily have split out 80 or more stand-alone country collections; these include Algeria, Angola, Antigua, Argentina, Australia & States, Austria, Barbados, Belgian Congo, Bermuda, Brazil, British Guiana, British Honduras, Bulgaria, Canada & Provinces, Ceylon, Chile, China (including several 3¢ Red Revenues), Colombia & States (!), Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt (with Suez Canal Co.), Eritrea, Falkland Islands, Finland (starting with #2), France (including used #37, mint #197, never hinged #224 (with First Day cancellation), never hinged #241 or the two PEXIP sheets or near-complete used Airs), Gibraltar, Great Britain (including #1 (5!), 4 (strip of six), platings of the 1d Red (#33)), Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indian States, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (with several premium souvenir sheets and a never hinged #154!), Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaya/Straits Settlements, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands & Colonies, New Zealand, Nicaragua (with Provinces), North Borneo, Norway (including two #1), Peru, Philippines (including Victory issues), Poland (including #77 and 78 each on piece), Réunion, Romania, Salvador, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, St. Helena, St. Lucia, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand (including #64 used), Transvaal (including #135 mint, signed), Uruguay, Vatican City (including #35-40, no gum, with Raybaudi certificate), Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yugoslavia and Zanzibar—with many additional countries strong candidates; the individual items listed here are just the tip of the iceberg of what is on offer—presented as received, you truly must see the collection in person; the cumulative value is immense—and from 2013; the consignor revalued Volume 1 in 2016 and recorded a 50% increase ($40,541 to $66,161); we leave the extrapolation to you, Very Fine overall, a last-minute consignment where our lack of time equals your gain, Likley exceeds $800,000 in todays catalog value.
2013 Scott $600,000+ (Owner's) Estimate $100,000 - 150,000.

Opening Bid $50,000



 
Lot 1303



Albania, The Tirana Treasure Dealer's Stock, 1922-82. A sensational, secreted-away selection ideal for dealers and Topicalists; all items are neatly and cleanly arranged in glassines, fully identified by Michel number in blue on front and quantity on reverse; starts with several sets from the 1922-24/25 period, but the majority are 1953-67 and 1973-82, with many extended complete runs present, both of individual stamps and sets and of souvenir sheets; most items present as strips or blocks (some positional), making for quick and easy separation into sets; this stock is the freshest you'll find, the original holder obviously a person who liked organization and careful handling; much in quantities of 50 or 100, with quantities reaching 850 for the 1964 Lunar Phases souvenir sheets; in addition, the lot includes two sheet files filled with rare errors ("unique", per the consignor's notes) of the 1962 Gagarin/Vostok I issue, in sheets, with "Airmail" overprints missing, doubled, in black (Michel #647b-649b (€100 per stamp), rather than normal purple), etc.—all with official seal in blue in corner on gum side; the owner's complete inventory, with value of €987,000 for just the sovenir sheets, without any premium what-so-ever for theerror sheets (or $1,900,000 including error sheets) is included and available in our online listing, Very Fine, a remarkable holding, the likes of which will not be seen again anytime soon, tremendous internet/retail sale potential.
Michel €1,500,000 ++ ($1,681,500).
Estimate $100,000 - 150,000.

Opening Bid $50,000



 
Lot 1357

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German Area, Enticing Collection, 1850-1956. In two binders on homemade pages covering all areas of German stamps: Empire, Reich, BRD and DDR; States, Offices, Colonies and Occupations; regular issues, Semi-Postals, Airs, Dues, Officials; booklets complete and panes (several with HAN numbers in margins), souvenir sheets, gutter pairs and tête-bêches; even a bit of Feldpost, a few covers (mostly philatelic with commemorative cancels), and some Revenue and ration items; highly complete, with generally sound quality throughout—though expect some earlies to have condition issues; we note Eagles-and-Shields to the 18Kr, Germania/Symbols of Empire sets (including 5M values), solid Inflations, near-complete Reich, Zeppelin Airs; IPOSTA sheet mint, Nothilfe and OSTROPA sheets never hinged, Hanover Export Fair souvenir sheet never hinged, Posthorns parallel mint and used complete, multiple copies of the Marienkirche Semi-Postals (mint or used); several high-value "Sarre" overprints signed BPP, etc., etc., Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a great lot for the collector or dealer, Brunswig #1 and Hamburg #5A (both used) with APS certificates.
2016 Scott $146,000 (Owner's) Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.

Opening Bid $12,500



 
Lot 1004

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U.S., Collection, 1847-1937. In an interesting format of Vario pages, to including little typed up factoids that author found interesting about each issue, neatly laid out and early labeled by issue with some duplication for interesting varieties, containing - used: 1 pair with green cancels, 2 pair with red grid cancels, right stamp with four clear margins, 7, 12 APS certificate, 14, 15, 17, 30A, 36b, 37, 38, 64, 67, 68-72, 73, 75, 76-78, 86-87, 89-91, 92-101, 112-22, 134, 135, 138, 141 with PF certificate, 145-55, 156-63, 165-66, 182-91, C13-14 first Europe / America round flight covers, Confederate States 1-2, 4, 5 with PSAG certificate, 9 and mint: 3 four margins, 4 four margins, 9, 26, 39, 205-11 (205 and 209 with APS certificates), 212-18, 219-29 (missing 219D, 229 with NH PF certificate), 230-45, 246-63 (without 261a, 258 with PSE certificate), 264-78 (without 276A), 279-84 (missing 282C), 285-93, 294-99, 300-313 (311 with Weiss certificate), 323-27, 328-30, 331-42, 343-42, 374-82, 367-73, 390-96, 397-404, 405-7, 410-13, 414-21, 422-23, 424-40, 441-47, 452-58, 459, 460, 462-66, 468-76, 477-78, 479-80, 498-518 (missing 500 and 505), 537 plate block, 523, 548-50 plate block set, 551-73, 581-91, 591, 614-16 plate block set, 617-19 plate block set, 620-21 plate block set, 622 plate block, 627-28 plate blocks, 632-42 plate block set (missing 634A), various 2c red plate blocks, 646-48 plate block set, 649-50 plate block sets, 658-79, 692-701, 704-15 plate block set, C1-6, C13-15, C7-9 plate block set, C10-11 plate block set, C10a (2), C12 plate block, C18 plate block, C24 plate block, C20-22 plate block, E1, E3, E7, E9, E11-13, F1, Q1-12, QE1-4, JQ1-5, RW46-57, RW60-61, Confederate States 8 and 14, generally Fine to Very Fine with overall condition much better than usually encountered with many sound (and nearly sound) classics with great eye appeal, Overall superior condition and appearance that makes this collection worthy of being added to the bid list of any serious quality conscious U.S. bidder.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.

Opening Bid $12,500



 
Lot 1005

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U.S., Collection, 1847-1963. In clean Scott Specialty album, containing - used: 1, 2 (2), 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 20, 25, 29, 30A, 32, 33, 36-38, 67, 68-72, 76 (2), 77-78, 83, 86-91, 92-93, 95-101 (99 with APS certificate), 112-22, 123, 134-38 (137 with APS certificate), 148-55, 160-63, 165-66, 189-91, 208, 217-18, 260-61A, 275-78, 291, 293, 311-13, 460, 478, 500, mint: 24, 65, 94, 133, 183-84, 205, 211, 212-8, 219-29, 230-43, 240, 245, 246-50, 252-58, 260, 264-75, 280-84, 285-92, 294-99, 300-11, 314 Schermack strip of four, 319g, 323-27, 327 (2), 328-30, 331-42, 343-47, 358-59, 367-73, 374-82, 397-403, 405-7, 414-21, 422-23, 424-39, 462-66, 468-76, 479, 1916 Rotary pairs (minus 491), 498-518 (minus 500 and 505), 523, 524, 540a, 547 (2), 548-50, 551-73, 573, 581-91, 614-21, 630, 658-79, 692-701, 803-34, 1030-53, C1-6, C13-15, C18 (2), E1-3, E5-13, F1, K1-16, K18, Q1-12, RW1-65, 4P4, plus postage and a nice little possessions section, generally Fine to Very Fine with many better well centering and attractive singles, this intact collection has many quality and well centered singles that have been carefully hand-picked by knowledgeable collector for many decades who was as careful about identifying his stamps as he was carefully mounting them in his album. If you collect or deal in premium U.S. singles, this collection should be on your bid list.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.

Opening Bid $12,500



 
Lot 1091

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U.S., Comprehensive Old-Time Commemorative Dealer Stock, 1893-1926. Mostly mint stock of Columbians to 2c White Plains with many fresh and attractive early singles neatly arranged in large old time Elbe stockbook with hardy metal cover, containing: 230 (65), 231 (77), 232 (45), 233 (61), 234 (32), 235 (23), 236 (12), 237 (13), 238 (11), 239 (8), 240, 285 (48), 286 (54), 287 (25), 288 (4 singles and plate number pair), 289 (12), 290 plate number pair, 291 (4), 294 (81), 295 (138 singles and three plate number strips of five), 296 (23), 297 (29), 298 (8), 299 (22), 294-99 set, 323 (18), 324 (52), 325 (12), 326 (8), 327 (10), 328 (71 singles and plate number strip of three), 329 (125), 330 (4), 367 (29), 369 (2), 370 (33), 372 (103 singles and plate block of six), 397 (103), 398 (73), 399 (29), 400 (5), 400A (8), 401 (20), 402 (6), 403 (5), 404, 537 (37), 548 (36), 549 (34), 550 (58), 610 (148), 611 (21), 612 (84), 614 (122 singles and plate block), 615 (112), 616 (29), 617 (47 singles and plate block), 618 (54), 619 (10), 620 (129), 621 (55), 627 (25), 628 (76) and 629 (45), generally Fine to Very Fine with many very fine and better singles, an ideal old time stock, with such a high population of popular issues such as Columibans, Trans-Mississippi, Pan-Americans, etc. and missing much of the areas that people don't want.
Scott approximately $108,000 (Owner's) Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

Opening Bid $10,000



 
Lot 1674

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Worldwide, Dealer Stock, Late 19th to Mostly 20th Century. Large stock meticulously organized and identified in #3 glassines, housed in over 170 counter boxes in alphabetical country order and easily containing over 60,000 individual glassines with strong selection of British Commonwealth, Western Europe and a bit of Asia and Latin America, with stronger areas that include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France with some decent offices in Colonies, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan with many better commemorative complete sets, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal with a bit of colonies, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and U.S., individual stamps and sets which range from mostly a few dollars and up to $50 or more, with sets picked for desirability and sound condition, the first thing you will notice is the degree of precision this previous owner had with not only how he picked his stamps, but also the methodical way he sorted and made careful notes about each item. Keep in mind, when you view, with our conservative estimate of 60,000 glassines and $30,000 low estimate, likely in excess of $300,000 catalog value (which could be conservative). On our estimations, the stock breaks down to only 50¢ a glassine and the average glassine Scott price and quality is higher than you often see with dealer stocks, so be sure allow enough time to value appropriately, the vast majority of the stamps are o.g., some stamps never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine, a useful stock of much better quality than usually encountered with many fresh and sound complete sets, a bourse or internet sale in one lot!
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

Opening Bid $10,000










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