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733696
NEW
United States 1890s 2-cent Washington First Bureau Issue Accumulation: Sizable hoard of several thousands of Scott Type (picture code) A88 2-cent Washing issues of the 1890s. Includes over 4000 in bundles plus many more loose. Some of the bundles have supposedly been identified by type. I also spotted one bundle of 1-cent blue #219 and two bundles of 1-cent green #279. As one would expect of an accumulation that is over 100 years old, quality surely must vary greatly, but much will probably be F-VF. I have not opened any of the bundles; nor have I closely examined any of the loose stamps for watermarks, shades, varieties, or cancels. However, in glancing through I saw some better triangle types amongst the loose stamps. These are unchecked by us; they are offered exactly as found in an estate. So, if you enjoy the hunt for hidden treasure, you should be well rewarded for your effort.

SOLD

733697
NEW
United States 2-cent Washington Shield Type Accumulation: Scott #319, etc., the 2-cent Washington Shield, accumulation of used stamps. There must be at least a couple thousand, including 700 in bundles, totally unchecked by us for varieties or rarities. Offered exactly as they found in an estate. There is also one 100-bundle of the 1-cent Franklin, Scott #300, and a couple of bundles of contemporary close-cut postal stationery indicias. Quality naturally varies greatly but likely much will be F-VF. Your chances of finding the rare coil here are extremely small, but I do not know if anybody has ever checked. This hoard could possibly yield some better shades, die types, or varieties. Happy hunting!

SOLD

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

733016
United States Mostly-Mint Commemorative Collection Balance 1893-1940 in Scott Album: Collection balance of about 170 different 1893-1940 stamps (plus a few duplicates) and 72 different 4-blocks, in 1947 Scott U.S. Commemorative album in green 1-inch 2-post binder. Vast majority mint with some older used. Condition varies. There are minor faults in the older issues, but overall condition of the 1920s-1930s is much better, generally F-VF with quite a bit VF. Some of the blocks have slight crimping from the mounting corners but also include a fair number of NH stamps. Scott 2017 retail exceeds $725 and my price takes the variable condition into account.

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

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

733655
Indiana Related Stamp Issues Cover Collection: A substantial collection of about 135 different 1926-1992 mostly-cacheted VF covers (plus a few stamps), all related to Indiana -- stamp issues and subjects from Indiana. This includes an enormous range of first day covers, some event covers, and covers honoring famous Indiana residents ranging from President Benjamin Harrison and poet James Whitcomb Riley to Cole Porter and James Dean. The cachets of the FDCs include many that are scarcer, limited items. The first days include two Scott #622 13-cent Harrison "Worden" covers (DC and Indianapolis) and two #651 George Rogers Clark "Roessler" covers (DC and Vincennes). The event covers include a Mishawaka first flight, the dedication of a George Rogers Clark Memorial by F.D. Roosevelt at Vincennes, the final GAR encampment at Indianapolis, and other Indiana-related subjects. Nicely presented in 2-row clear pages in large 3-ring binder. The total of the individual values easily exceeds $300, perhaps even $400. A very attractive historical and cultural collection! Without out a doubt one could easily continue building this collection without skipping a beat -- this is ready for the enjoyment and care of a new owner.

159.00

733658
Ohio 20th Century Covers Accumulation: Shoebox-full accumulation of about 390 covers and postal stationery from Ohio. Earliest that I saw included two 1880s covers from Cleveland and a 1907 postcard with Scott #328. There are a few from the Washington-Franklin period, then stronger in the 1920s-1950s, and majority are 1960s-1970s. This is from an Ohio family archive/collection, mostly commercial mail, some legal-size, but majority regular (6-3/4) size, plus a few cacheted event covers. Enormous range of frankings and wide variety of Ohio postmarks. Heaviest in Northeastern Ohio with much Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Carrollton, North Canton, Minewa, Medina, Kent, etc. There are some interesting uses including a couple of postage dues. Includes some useful advertising and interesting "corner card" covers. Condition varies as typical from a straight-from-the-source, out-of-the-attic accumulation. Vast majority will be F-VF or VF. A down-to-earth cross section of Ohio 20th century postal history. Bonnie and I collect North Carolina covers; if these were North Carolina covers, I would be happy to pay $150 or more for the group! This is waiting for an Ohio enthusiast and would be a great start on an Ohio collection. (Will be shipped without the shoebox.)

49.00

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

733721
NEW
United States Floor Sweepings: Accumulation of many thousands, some mint but mostly used, filling a sizable carton. This includes the balance of an old-time U.S. collection to the 1940s, mounted in a venerable accounting ledger book (mixed quality and much stuck down, but contains many useful stamps which can be extracted with a little care). There are two usable stockbooks which contain some mint commemoratives of the 1920s-1940s, plus quantities of on- and off-paper mixture in plastic bags. You will also find a large unopened packet collection of hundreds of different used commemoratives, plus other miscellaneous on stocksheets, approval sheets, and in glassines. Overall the quality is very mixed as typical, with large amounts of F-VF or VF. This one will keep you busy for many pleasurable hours of soaking, sorting, and salvaging!

SOLD

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

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
NEW
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

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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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