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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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734156
U.S. Commemorative Collection / Album 1935-1991: Attractive maroon "The Heritage Collection" (Mystic) 3-D-ring (lays flat) binder with complete 1935-1991 pages for U.S. commemoratives. Nicely presented with a bit of text about each stamp issue. Almost all the stamps are used (or unused without gum in some cases). The first 40% is very well filled in, with the later issues sparse. The quality looks fairly nice. This is great opportunity for a starter collection or an album that includes some stamps. Either way, it is well worth the very low price.

16.00

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

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

734190
United States Collection 1851-1977 in Davo Albums: A collection, that is much more than a remainder, of about 1250 different to 1977, a few mint but vast majority used, on Davo pages in two blue Davo 2-post binders. Includes some useful older medium values, and is nearly complete from 1940 to 1977 including the se-tenant blocks. The previous owner purchased the collection and removed some earlier stamps, before selling the collection to me, but this is by no means a remainder. This is a decent collection that is ready to be built upon. Condition of the earlier issues is very mixed as typical, ranging from sound to varying degrees of faults. The 20th Century is much better, generally sound and F-VF or VF with the later commemoratives nearly all VF. Of the two binders, one shows a little wear; the pages are generally in good condition, but here and there are a few marks. This is priced for the stamps it contains, not for the albums. With this one you can fill many, many spaces in your album for a very modest cost, or you can use this as-is and build upon it.

95.00

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

732388
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 58 Cents (3 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 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.

46.40

732389
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 58 Cents (3 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 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.

217.50

732390
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 58 Cents (3 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 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.

406.00

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

732413
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 58 Cents (4 Stamps) at 77% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 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.

44.66

732414
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 58 Cents (4 Stamps) at 72% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 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.

208.80

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732415
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 58 Cents (4 Stamps) at 67% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 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.

388.60

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

732416
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 78 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 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.

62.40

732417
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 78 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 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.

292.50

732418
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 78 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 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.

546.00

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

732419
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 40 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 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.

32.00

732420
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 40 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 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.

150.00

732421
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 40 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 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.

280.00

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.

734229
United States 1960s Definitives Mixture On Paper: This was in an estate I purchased but I am not sure what the collector was up to. It consists of just over SEVEN POUNDS of virtually all U.S. 1960s definitive stamps, the vast majority 5 cent gray Washington. The 5 cent gray Washington did have sheet, booklet, and coil issues, as well as on tagged and untagged paper. As far as I know they are unchecked for varieties; I did not look very far below the surface. Most of these seem to be close-cut (thus more stamps per pound, but less chance of full postmarks), but just the same there may be some useful postmarks. I am not sure what one does with all these. If nothing else, they could probably sell on Etsy for art projects. At about only $1 per pound, this is priced to move -- the postage will of course cost more than my price.

7.00

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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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

733855
United States 1932-1947 Special Event Covers Collection: Wide-ranging selection of 42 different cacheted special event and anniversary covers from 1932 to 1947, all in VF quality (plus a couple others not counted). Subjects include Will Rogers, surrender of Cornwallis, Assassination of President Garfield, Highway Post Office, Oklahoma Land Rush, American Legion, Admiral Byrd, Esperanto, and many others. The cachets include some by famous cachet makers of the early days. A widely diverse and interesting group! There are covers here that would be priced at up to $6 each and many would be $2-3 each. The whole lot for just $1 per cover!

42.00

733974
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United States Civil War Patriotic (North; U.S. Flags) Envelopes Collection: A spectacular collection of about 50 unused ALL-DIFFERENT Civil War era patriotic envelopes, all expressing Northern sentiments and all emphasizing the United States flag. Before I go any farther, it must be clearly stated that following the war, from the mid-1860s into the 1880s, collecting patriotic envelopes was popular and that reprints were made (usually by the original producers) to meet the demand. Also, immediately following the war, some new designs were created to promote the Union and the Northern victory; in some cases it can be hard to know if the design was originally created during the war or immediately following. It can be virtually impossible to know if an unused envelope dates from the war years or from the following two decades. For this reason, I have to assume that many, and perhaps most or all, of these envelopes are reprints from 1865-1880s. However, in my opinion, these envelopes all have the proper appearance of being from the 1860s-1880s. The collection can be divided into three major parts: 1) About 21 different designs, all in VF quality. They still show their proper age, but they have a minimum of aging from light exposure, etc. They are excellent, extremely attractive, and usually scarce in such nice quality. 2) About 28 different designs (and different from the 21), in Fine to F-VF quality, most showing some degree of aging caused by light exposure (i.e. if one envelope sticks out from a pile and is exposed to light, there will be a darkened stripe where the light hits it). Also the albums pages on which covers were sometimes mounted caused the envelope paper to darken. This lower quality is much more typical of what is usually seen. 3) One envelope with a PRINTING ERROR; printed in blue and red, the original design is present as it should be in the upper left corner, but the blue part of the design is doubled / inverted and thus the blue design is also present inverted in the lower right corner of the envelope. (Someone wrote "Error" on it in pencil which has since been mostly erased.) Such an error is RARE. Though every envelope includes the U.S. flag in some manner, there are a variety of designs and localizations (more likely to be immediately post-war). For example: "The blow at Sumter UNITED all the parties of the North, the blood at Baltimore CEMENTED them together." There are a few all-over designs (very unusual); a couple very small visiting-card size envelopes (very unusual); and a few colored-paper envelopes (very unusual). While such Northern envelopes have only a fraction of the monetary value of the much scarcer Southern designs, they are extremely attractive and interesting. That such envelopes (often printed on lesser quality paper) have survived to this day, in such variety, is amazing to me. This is by far the largest such group I have been able to offer in 46 years. If I offered these individually, there are some designs that would easily fetch $25 or more; even the most plain designs in lesser quality would fetch at least $8 each. I prefer to keep this collection intact with the hope that someone will continue to build it. Each envelope is in an archival Mylar-type crystal-clear cover holder. [The website image shows a sampling of more interesting designs.]
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550.00

734506
NEW
Apollo 12 Moon Landing Collection of RESEARCH DOCUMENTS Related to a Cover Likely Carried On Board: Half-inch-thick group of documents, photocopies and originals, related to research regarding whether a certain autographed cover was privately carried by one of the astronauts on Apollo 12. It would seem that the subject cover was very likely carried on board in a "personal preference kit". Includes an original notarized statement regarding research information in regard to the subject cover. This group does NOT include the subject cover (which would be extremely rare and valuable; I do not know of its whereabouts), however there are three November 24, 1969, "recovery force" covers (two identical, one similar) bearing the same name and address as the subject cover that was likely carried on board, and one November 29 "into quarantine" cover -- those covers have only nominal value, but are an interesting touch in combination with all the documents. Also included are two different official NASA photos of "Apollo 12 on the moon - November 19, 1969" showing an astronaut working on the surface of the moon, outside the spacecraft. Very interesting research and documentation for an enthusiast of space flight philately.

SOLD

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

734352
1969 10-cent Airmail First Man on the Moon (Neil Armstrong) plate block with AUTOGRAPH OF RON EVANS. FRAMED.: Handsome matted and professionally framed Scott #C76 1969 10-cent Airmail First Man on the Moon (Neil Armstrong) plate block. The plate block is autographed by Ron Evans. About Evans, Wikipedia says: "Evans was selected as an astronaut by NASA as part of Astronaut Group 5 in 1966 and made his only flight into space as Command Module Pilot aboard Apollo 17 in December 1972, the last crewed mission to the Moon, with Commander Eugene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt. During the flight, Evans and five mice orbited the Moon a record 75 times as his two crewmates descended to the surface. He is the last person to orbit the Moon alone and, at 148 hours, holds the record for the most time spent in lunar orbit. In 1975 Evans served as backup Command Module Pilot for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission. During the Apollo 17 return flight to Earth, Evans performed an extra-vehicular activity to retrieve film cassettes from the exterior of the spacecraft, the command and service module. It was the third "deep space" EVA, and is the spacewalk performed at the greatest distance from any planetary body. As of 2021, it remains one of only three deep space EVAs, all made during the Apollo program J-missions. It was also the final spacewalk of the Apollo program." I am not an autograph expert, but in comparing to expertized images of his autograph, it looks right and it is pen-signed, not a printed reproduction. Interestingly, while I can find offers on the Internet of Ron Evans autographed covers in the $250-300 price range, I have not been able to find any examples offered of his autograph on a stamp or plate block. This is not my usual area, so I offer it at a very attractive price.

149.00

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

733843
Star Wars Stamp [Labels] Album: An H.E. Harris copyrighted 1978 second edition 48-page (plus covers, saddle stitched) postage stamp album for stamps related to everything from astronomy to space to flying machines to rockets to moon landing, astronauts, etc. -- it does contain a couple dozen such stamps. However, the star of the show are the spaces on the inside of the front and back covers for 24 Star Wars characters labels (officially licensed). The labels are present and affixed in their spaces, but some were damaged when separating them (as a kid might do), but they generally look okay in the album. This is in good used condition; clean with just small one-each corner folds on the front and back covers. This is a somewhat hard-to-find movie souvenir and a good example of trying to bring youngsters into the hobby. I have only seen a couple of these and this is, by far, in the best condition I have seen.

19.00

734327
American Artist Stamp Panels: Handsome (and costly to produce) album containing 16 large-size (10 x 13 inches) panels. Each has a large illustration of a well-known American painting and is accompanied by the U.S. stamp issued for that artist, along with text about the artist and the stamp. These were originally sold for at least $5 each, about 30-40 years ago. The panels are really quite tasteful and attractive. They are well suited to be framed and displayed in a home, or used in any type of public or educational setting, including in schools, libraries, community centers, art workshops, etc. The binder is a very attractive deep red, with gold imprinting, containing crystal clear pages -- if the panels were removed, the binder would be very useful for large documents, oversized covers, stock certificates, artwork, etc. Total original cost was at least $80 (30-40 years ago!), but I am sure that if such a thing were produced today, it would be two or three time as much! Priced very low (just $1.50 each) to get it into the hands of somebody who will appreciate it and hopefully display it.

24.00

734533
NEW
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! This appears to be the complete set; I have only seen these in sets of 40. The panels are also very suitable for framing and other displays -- they are a great way to introduce the public to stamp collecting. They would also be great for use as displays or teaching aids in schools.

SOLD

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