RASDALE STAMP COMPANY Family Owned & Operated Since 1932

Current Auction

Public Auction #428

This auction includes the German Areas collection featuring stamps and covers by Rollin C. Huggins Jr. Rollin. Born on October 11, 1931 and spent his youth in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where his father, also a collector, introduced him to the philatelic world. Later, Rollin attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and then completed law school at Harvard University. After law school, Rollin and his family settled in Wilmette, Illinois and began practicing law with the firm Bell, Boyd, Lloyd (now K. L. Gates) in Chicago specializing in estate tax law for more than thirty years. Rollin collected United States official stamps and western fort covers for many years. In the 1980's, he developed an interest in German Colonies and Offices that later developed into his stamp business. He passed away peacefully in his home on November 23, 2015. Rollin was a life member of the American Philatelic Society. He was also a member of the Collector's Club of Chicago, Evanston Philatelic Society, and the American Stamp Dealers Association.

In the first session of the auction there are 100 single China cover lots from the Peninsular Estate. The estate has requested that we limit the number of covers to 100 per auction. There are approximately 1000 covers so we will be offering an attractive selection for the next few years. In addition there are well over 100 Germany and German area covers. Rounding out the session are several hundred United States and Worldwide collections, accumulations, and stocks. In session two the individual stamps holds interesting sections of United States Beer stamps and Officials while the Worldwide group is bulked up with a pleasing array of British Commonwealth and Germany.

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Lot Descriptions

Extremely Fine: highest quality in all respects. Very Fine: significantly better than normal. Fine: Perforations clear of design on 20th Century issues but may cut slightly on 19th Century issues. Fair: off centered or lacking freshness. All defects specifically mentioned. Except where noted otherwise, the values listed are the most recent Scott Catalog values. The "nh" premiums have been used, also the values listed for stamps without gum. Note that accumulations of mixed condition can be expected to contain some items without gum and or faults.

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Auction Agent

Charles Cwiakala
1527 S. Fairview Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone/Fax: 847-823-8747
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2016 Auction Schedule

Unused w/o Gum or Regum
Coins or Currency