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I am constantly buying large and small collections and often have a variety of U.S. and Worldwide collections, lots, and accumulations available. If you are considering getting into a new area and would like a "starter collection" (whether small or large), let me know about your interest. Also, if you are seeking used binders or used empty albums to match what you currently have, again, let me know. Here are a few samples of collections. The listings below are included by happenstance. If you are seeking a particular country or type of material, please let me know. Payment plans are available. I guarantee your satisfaction.

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731331
U.S. NH Commemoratives Collection 1983-1993: Very attractive and neat NH VF collection of commemorative issues on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring binder. Mostly well-filled pages. 2007 Brookman retail value $356! -- there are a lot of stamps here. Virtually all spaces (even if the stamps are not present) have black mounts in very good condition. If you use the pages, there is a lot of value in the pages and mounts too! Very fresh and nice. At this price of LESS THAN HALF Brookman if you have a few duplicates when you add this to your collection, you can just use the duplicates for postage.

176.00

732536
United States Commemorative Collection 1893-1946: Between Scott #230//944, 1893-1946 collection of 243 different commemoratives, mint and used, on White Ace pages in binder with matching slipcase. Condition varies: early issues are mostly used and in mixed condition; from about 1920 on is all mint, much NH and generally F-VF or VF. Among the better issues in this section are Scott #704-15, 730-1, 750, and 859-93. Scott 2015 retail totals $750 (1893-1920 = $424; 1923-46 = $326+). A useful lot with a considerable amount of the value in the mint issues of the 1920s-30s. Attractively presented on nice pages and in a nice binder. Ready for further building of the early issues.

145.00

732780
United States Collection Balance to 1935: Balance of collection in 1935 Scott National album in venerable but good condition 2-inch 2-post Scott binder. Just a few scattered stamps up to 1920. Most of the value is in mint issues of 1920-1935 including 2c Reds, Scott #704-15 Washington Bicentennials, and #740-9 Farley Parks in blocks of 4. Condition varies: there are some minor faults, an occasional straight edge, and a couple damaged not counted; but many, including the items mentioned above, run F-VF to VF. Scott 2016 retail totals over $800. A useful selection of issues of the 1920-35 period!

139.00

733094
U.S. 1987 22c North American Wildlife Set/4 Matched Sheets in Folio: Scott #2286-2335 (2335a) set of four full sheets (50 different designs each) with matched plate numbers 11111 from all four corners. Attractively presented in gold-stamped folio. Offered at less than the price of the four single sheets!

110.00

733733
U.S. Empty Booklet Covers 1.5-Pound Accumulation: I just cannot discard anything, and neither could the previous owner of this group. A 1.5 POUND pile off EMPTY U.S. booklet covers for stamp issues mostly of the 8-cent to 34-cent time period. There are hundreds of items here. There is certainly duplication, but since there could be varieties (paper thickness, printing color, etc.) of some of these booklet covers, the "duplication" should be checked. I have not sorted through these and for all I know there might be one still with stamps in it. What use do these have? Many people like to display in their album the inside and outside of both the front and back cover of each booklet. Take what you can use of this and pass the rest onto another collector. The price is nominal to cover some of our labor, but the shipping/handling in the U.S. will be in the $9-10 range.

SOLD

731716
U.S. Scott #1953-2002 (#2002b) Matched Set of Four Full Sheets: Set of four matched full sheets of the 1982 State Birds and Flowers issue, all plate number 22222, from each of the four corners. Presented in an attractive album with a very interesting (really!) small book about the development of the stamp issue. Brookman value is $45 per sheet; I normally sell individual sheets for $25. This set of four priced just as four individual sheets. One could search around for a long time trying to find a matched set like this.

100.00

732388
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (3 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No charge for shipping within U.S. if order total over $40. Smaller orders and outside the U.S. there is an additional cost.

44.00

732389
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (3 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No charge for shipping within U.S. if order total over $40. Smaller orders and outside the U.S. there is an additional cost.

206.25

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732390
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (3 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No charge for shipping within U.S. if order total over $40. Smaller orders and outside the U.S. there is an additional cost.

385.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732413
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (4 Stamps) at 77% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

42.35

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732414
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (4 Stamps) at 72% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

198.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732415
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (4 Stamps) at 67% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

368.50

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732416
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 70 Cents (2 Ounce Domestic Letter) (4 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 70 cents, the current rate for a regular two ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

56.00

732417
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 70 Cents (2 Ounce Domestic Letter) (4 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 70 cents, the current rate for a regular two ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

262.50

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732418
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 70 Cents (2 Ounce Domestic Letter) (4 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 70 cents, the current rate for a regular two ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

490.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732419
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 35 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 35 cents, the current rate for a regular-size post card within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

28.00

732420
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 35 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 35 cents, the current rate for a regular-size post card within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

131.25

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732421
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 35 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 35 cents, the current rate for a regular-size post card within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited.

245.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732422
U.S. Discount Postage: Pre-Canceled, Fractional, Service-Inscribed Stamps - $100 Functional Value at 65%: $100 of functional value. Various quantities of pre-canceled, fractional, and service-inscribed (bulk rate, non-profit, etc.) stamps usually including both denominated and non-denominated (I will be label with face value). A mix of values typically from the 3-cent range on up (their maximum is 25 cent), but mostly usually 3 cent to 10 or 15 cent range. These require a FREE permit from the post office for use. They can only be used on domestic mail and the mail must be marked with your permit number. I can provide information on getting the permit if you need it. All have full gum. Virtually all will be in VF collectible quality and include a mix of singles, pairs, and strips.

This material is only occasionally available. Let me know if you wish to be notified when next available.

732066
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U.S. Challenger Space Shuttle Flight 1983 Cover in Folder: 1983 Cacheted unaddressed cover franked by Scott #1909, the $9.35 Eagle, carried on the Eighth Flight of the Challenger Space Shuttle for 81 orbits of the Earth, August 30 - September 5, 1983. In the original souvenir folder showing spectacular photos of Challenger and an infrared image of the heating pattern of the wing during re-entry! A vital piece of Space topic postal history! These sold for $50-75 before the Challenger disaster, but this is not my specialty, thus I can offer at a low price. The pristine folder and cover. (If you wish to have in an original mailing envelope that was sent to an original purchaser, it may be available at the same price; just ask.)
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24.00

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733404
United States 50 Years of Commemorative Stamps 1939-1988 Display Pages: A very interesting and attractive presentation that I have not seen before. I believe made by Fleetwood, each 13.5 x 10 inch page presents the commemorative stamps for the year (sometimes more than one page per year), with A MINT stamp (in a sturdy stamp mount), a brief description of the issue, and a reproduction of the first day postmark. A sidebar on the page has about 7 inches of interesting text discussing the stamp issues and the events of the year. Attractively presented with simple graphics for ease of reading and viewing. The pages are standard 3-hole punched, but would require a wide binder -- no binder present. ABOUT 100 PAGES! The total face value of the stamps should well exceed $75. I imagine that the original cost was probably at least $250! This would be perfect to show non-collectors how interesting stamps can be. It would be great for public displays and use in: Post office lobbies, schools, libraries, youth or senior centers, and anywhere that people congregate and have a few spare minutes to look at a display. Would also be really handy to support public talks about stamp collecting; the stamp mounts are quite sturdy, thus the pages can be passed around a group without concern of the stamps coming out. At this price, well below face value. you really cannot go wrong!

59.00

733533
U.S. Naval Covers, Mostly 1934-1941: An eclectic selection of 17 different U.S. Navy covers. 14 are cacheted covers of 1934-1941 with different ship cancels, including U.S.S. Gamble, Undaunted, Breese, Cormorant, Blackhawk, etc., and commemorating launching, commissioning, shakedown cruises, and other events. A couple have minor toning, but are otherwise F-VF or better -- the vast majority are VF and quite nice. Marked cover dealer retail prices (which based on the estate these came from, seem to be at least 20-30 years ago) ranged from $3 to $15 each, and totaled $199! Overall a very interesting and historical group!

59.00

733536
U.S. Space Covers 1965-1973 Collection (Gemini, Apollo, Skylab): Attractive selection of 28 different cacheted, unaddressed, early-mid space program covers including 1965-1966 Gemini program (8 covers); Apollo 4 thru 17, 1967-1972 (15 covers); and Skylab 1973 (5 covers). All pristine, fresh, and VF.

39.00

733528
U.S. Stamp Panels Collection: Collection of 34 stamp panels for stamp issues ranging from 1984 to 1996. These are somewhat similar in concept to the USPS Commemorative Stamp Panels, but I these were privately issued by the Postmasters of America company. They feature a large illustration relating to the stamp subject, a couple paragraphs of text, and the mint (NH) stamp issue. If the stamp issue is a single design, then a 4-block is present. If the stamp issue has 4 or 5 designs, then a block or other arrangement is present. The panels are vertically oriented, on cream heavy card stock measuring 10 x 13 inches. They are perfectly suitable for framing with an ample border to allow for matting and an embossed area around the subject matter. While these were made for sale to collectors, they are actually quite handsome with excellent artwork and overall appearance. Over the years, I have seen them sell -- and have sold many myself -- for between $5 and $10 each depending upon the subject matter. However, I do not have time to properly individually present these, so they are offered as a group for less than $1.50 each. The face value of the mint stamps in this group is over $36.00. The topical subjects include Winter Olympics (hockey), animals, birds, flowers. U.S. statehoods (several), African American history, Christmas (several, including Santa), cinema, football, Native Americans, Columbus, civil rights, U.S. history, and much more. These would be terrific to decorate a school, senior center, professional offices, medical waiting rooms, libraries, etc. One could even obtain just a few frames and then rotate these over time. [I do get others of these from time to time and I also have a few that duplicate what is in this collection, so let me know of there are any individual items or topics of interest to you.]

49.00

733710
U.S. Christmas Seals Full Sheets 1930, 1932-1945 Lot: Collection of 1930, 1932-1945 Christmas Seal full sheets, mostly two sheets per year. When spot-checking all appear to be NH VF, though I did spot a couple sheets that had separations (there may be a couple more like that, but all look nice). Nice run of pre-war and WWII-era issues. All very fresh and attractive. Not checked for scarcer printer marks, etc. Nice group whether you are just starting out collecting these fascinating seals or are a specialist looking for varieties. Priced at far less than $1 per sheet!

18.00

732407
Associated Stamps of the West - Roads to Romance Label Book: Collectible labels issued by Tide Water Associated Oil Company. The labels are almost all neatly adhered to the pages, as usual and as intended. Book is in excellent condition, with red book cover having owner name lightly written; the inside is in near-perfect condition. Spaces for 100 labels (#101-#200), ALL but #199 and #200 are present. Tremendous range of topics / thematics. I have seen these labels offered for as much as $5 each. Extremely collectible and very seldom seen now, especially in books. Total of 98 labels. If broken up and sold individually the value would be at least $200!

54.00

733599
United States State Birds and Flowers Commemorative Panels Collection: Scott #1953-2002, 1982 20c State Birds and Flowers, complete set mounted on 50 VF large commemorative panels in handsome green leatherette binder in nice, protective plastic sleeves. Each illustrated panel has enlarged picture of bird and flower, all original artwork by artist Richard Amundsen, plus descriptive text for each. A handsome enhancement of an already attractive and popular topical issue. This price is a fraction of the original subscription cost! The panels are also suitable for framing and other displays -- they are a great way to introduce the public to stamp collecting.

39.00

733600
American March to Freedom Commemorative Panels Collection: Handsome collection of 40 different large illustrated commemorative panels telling the story of the American movement toward independence. Each bears mint stamp issues pertaining to the events being described on each respective panel. The narrative text ties together the American Bicentennial and related issues with the sequence of events which brought on the Revolutionary War and ending with the Treaty of Paris of 1783. Contained in an attractive dark blue illustrated binder in nice, protective plastic sleeves. A handsome presentation of an attractive and interesting subject. This price is a fraction of the original subscription cost! The panels are also suitable for framing and other displays -- they are a great way to introduce the public to stamp collecting.

29.00

733603
United States Presidents and First Ladies Historical Collections: Two large historical albums: The Presidents of the U.S.A. and The First Ladies of the U.S.A. These contain unaddressed covers with colored cachets picturing each president from George Washington to Jimmy Carter and each first lady from Martha Washington to Nancy Reagan, each with postage canceled at a pertinent location. The covers are neatly mounted on pages with extensive biographical write-ups of each individual. There are some tiny age spots on the extreme edges of some pages, but the covers and contents are otherwise uniformly VF. The first ladies volume is particularly fascinating. How many first ladies were named Elizabeth? Remember Harriet Lane? How many collectors who can name the presidents in order can tell you for which president she was first lady? Each collection is housed in a large padded binder with matching slipcase, making this a handsome addition to any American historical collection. Even better, the price is just a tiny fraction of the original subscription cost!

49.00

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