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Public Auction #431

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SUPPLIES AND LITERATURE — Supplies
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
1*Five full heavy cartons of still useable supplies for any accomplished collector from the Empie estate. Includes: thousands of new and newish glassines in boxes according to size, various unopened black mount strips, Vario stocksheets, stockbooks, and best of all over 25 unopened bags of Dennison (29 cent) hinges. Useful in many ways and hard to find at these low prices.Cat. Value: S.B. 250
Price Realized: $500.00
2Four cartons of new and gently used supplies. Consist albums, albums with slipcases, empty slipcases, binders, and stock books from various manufacturers. A potpourri to savor.Cat. Value: S.B. 200
Price Realized: $210.00
3*All the mounts are received in one carton. Consists of several hundred black plastic unused mounts (mainly Showguards) in various sizes.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $325.00
4Three of our largest cartons containing all the supplies received from a consignor. Encompasses clean albums including four Scott International “Brownies”. Scott, Lighthouse, binders, and stockbooks.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $400.00
SUPPLIES AND LITERATURE — Literature
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
5*Literature Accumulation of several dozen philatelic books. All have been pictured on our website. The best are the forty-two Billig Handbooks and the three volume Boggs.Cat. Value: S.B. 400
Price Realized: $325.00
6*All the literature from a large consignment boiled down from nine cartons to three by removing all the none helpful 1976-1989 catalogs from the Empire estate. This leaves a remaining three full cartons of useful and valuable stamp related literature. Some are not often seen like: Bileski copies of “A Century of Liberian Philately” and an unwrapped version of the ROC book “An Illustrated Catalog”. Much, much more. Perfect for any philatelic library.Cat. Value: S.B. 100
Price Realized: $210.00
7All the literature from a large train Marklin consignment in six heavy cartons. Emphasis of catalogs, magazines, product guides, track plans, and reference materials from this collector from the 1960’s to 2000’s. Includes six binders of 1992-2004 Marklin Insider, dozens and dozens of Marklin magazines with a few from the 1940’s which would be worth framing for the artwork. There are many items written in German. Approximately weight of 260 lbs., call or email for shipping quote. A must have for the serious Marklin aficionado.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $10.00
8All the literature as received from the consignor in two banker boxes. Around twenty books including Volume 1-4 US Stamps from 1937 signed by the author Max Johl and several This is Philately by Kenneth Woods.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $130.00
9Literature Group of thirteen various hard cover books and twenty-six different United States Specialists. Clean and saleable.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $75.00
10Lionel model railroad reference group. Includes a 6 volume hard cover set, “A Collector’s Guide and History to Lionel Trains”, signed by the authors, Tom Mc Comas and James Touhy. Also included is a group of 8 soft cover Greenberg’s price guides and a repair manual. Very high original cost with a shipping weight of 23lbs, call or email for a shipping rate quote.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $230.00
COINS AND CURRENCY — Coins
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
11$Fantastic US silver coins from an older accumulation. The best are 27 Morgan and Peace dollars from 1878 to 1923 from circulated to near uncirculated condition including four 1889 and nine 1921 Morgans. Also, entails $15.30 face circulated silver coins of which most are Mercury dimes in a cigar tube. A 1977 Eisenhower dollar rounds this holding.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $850.00
12$Accumulation of twenty 1923 Peace Dollars in uncirculated condition. Appears to have been an original roll; but not sure.Cat. Value: S.B.
Price Realized: $475.00
13$1978 1 ounce Proof gold and silver Beavers in original plastic holder and with COA from the Empire estate. Minted by Johnson Matthey & Mallory in Canada.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $1,350.00
14$All the framed United States art as received from a consignment. Consists mainly of gas station bronze or brass medals, U.S. “polished’ coin sets including a small percentage of silver plus miscellany. Most of the value is an album of 50 Bicentennial sterling medals in FDCs. OFFICE PICK-UP ONLY.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $375.00
15$1952 and 1953 United States proof sets still in their original cellos and boxes.Cat. Value: S.B.
Price Realized: $280.00
16$United States coin selection. Consists of 10 1968, 20 1969 Proof sets still in their original shipping boxes, 2 1966 SMS and ten 1957 to 1964 Silver Proof sets.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $260.00
17$Original holding of 62 40% silver Kennedy half dollars from 1966-1969.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $150.00
18$Canada mainly coin accumulation in a pizza size box from the Empire estate. Most of the value is in the five silver proof like, five mint coin sets from 1961 to 1965, and five uncirculated 1965 silver dollars as well as miscellany.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $260.00
19$Venezuela coin collection in two unusual Venezuelan manufactured albums from 1876 to 1967. Comprises half bolivars to five bolivars coins by date. Not complete but still well filled with plenty of silver coins. Condition runs from poor/fair to average circulated condition. A rare opportunity to purchase this uncommon offering.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $325.00
COINS AND CURRENCY — Currency
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
20$Outstanding original assortment of uncirculated United States Federal Reserve Notes that have been in a safe deposit for decades. Comprises eight 1950 B $5.00 having consecutive serial numbers, one 1950 B $5.00 Star note, five 1950 A $10.00, eighteen 1950 and 1950 B $20.00, and five 1950 $100.00. Coming along for the ride are 11 1976 $2.00 of which five were cancelled in Hinsdale, Illinois with stamps as Bicentennial souvenirs.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $1,050.00
21$Phenomenal original selection of uncirculated mainly United States Silver Certificates that have been in storage in a safe deposit for decades. Includes eleven 1957, 1957B $1.00 of which two are Star notes, five are consecutive serial numbers, two are almost uncirculated and one 1935 D dirty circulated, ten 1934 D $5.00 of which there are one set of four and five consecutive serial numbers, and ten 1953 A $5.00 consecutive serial numbers in a bank band from 1959. Also, includes two uncirculated 1953 United States Notes and 24 $5.00 1953 A of which there are sets of 10, 6, 5, and 3 having consecutive serial numbers. Also, includes a circulated 1923 large $1.00 silver certificate Star note that is torn on its left side having the piece included.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $500.00
22$Fantastic original selection of uncirculated United States Federal Reserve Notes that have been in storage in a safe deposit for decades. Entails unusual 17 1934 D $5.00 in having consecutive serial numbers, and one each $5.00 1934 C $5.00, 1934 C $20.00, and 1934 B $50.00 having slight folds.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $350.00
23$Currency and coin accumulation in a half sized computer paper carton. Consists of five uncirculated 20 dollars US Federal Reserve bills, about 100 worldwide currency having about half heavily spotted and toned from pre-WW I Germany and Russia, and a small assortment of state quarters. Also entails around 100 Warranty deeds mainly from Clark County, Illinois form the early 1960s having Documentary stamps plus miscellaneousCat. Value: S.B. 200
Price Realized: $210.00
24$Three Michigan broken bank currency from Detroit. Consists of one dollar and five dollars 1832 from The State Bank of Michigan both appear slightly circulated and a five dollars 1855 from the Peninsular Bank uncirculated. Three awesome currency notes from the pre-Motor City.Cat. Value: S.B. 75
Price Realized: $160.00
25$Civil War currency selection. Consists of four Confederate States of which two are 20 Dollars, and one each 1 Dollar and 10 Dollars. Also comprise two 50 Dollars of which one is from the Merchants and Planters Bank, Georgia and the other is from the Bank of Columbia, South Carolina. Condition ranges from poor to good so inspection required.Cat. Value: S.B. -----
Price Realized: $65.00
COINS AND CURRENCY — Fractional Currency
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
26Friedberg #1257, 10¢ Note Fourth Issue, sound EXF.Cat. Value: S.B. 50
Price Realized: $60.00
27Friedberg #1259, 10¢ Note Fourth Issue, unwatermarked, violet fibers, blue on obverse. Bit of a stain at lower left, mild crease at lower right, F-VF.Cat. Value: S.B. 60
Price Realized: $36.00
28Friedberg #1374, 50¢ Fourth Issue Lincoln, about uncirculated.Cat. Value: S.B. 150
Price Realized: $350.00
29Friedberg #1374, 50¢ Fourth Issue Lincoln, couple minor bends, VF.Cat. Value: S.B. 50
Price Realized: $120.00
POSTAGE — Mint Sheets
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
30**OUTCat. Value: S.B. 0
Price Realized: $0.00
31**Accumulation of mostly older 1¢ to 6¢ mint sheets. Duplication is quite heavy in the lower values. Offer cheap.Cat. Value: Face 1225
Price Realized: $750.00
32**Neat and tidy accumulation of mostly 29¢ to 32¢ along with some high value singles and souvenir sheets.Cat. Value: Face 1055
Price Realized: $650.00
33**Sheets of mostly 29 cents to 37 cents FOR MORE MINT SHEETS SEE THE UNITED STATES SINGLES SECTION STARTING WITH LOT 1055, THEN LOT 1079 AND BEYOND.Cat. Value: Face 650
Price Realized: $400.00
POSTAGE — Postage
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
34*The postage hoard from the Empire estate. Fourteen very heavy cartons stuffed with sheets, plate blocks, plate strips, scrap, etc. This overwhelming mountain of stamps are spread out from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. Spotted within this stockpile are quantities of Famous American’s, Overrun Nations, Presidentials plus others. We did not make an attempt to count so our suggested bid is truly a guess. Prepare to take a couple days to come up with the right number. A gamblers lot if ever there was one. Good luck.Cat. Value: S.B. 2800
Price Realized: $6,500.00
35**A small pile of postage made up of sheets, booklets and scrap with over 70% of the value being in sheets.Cat. Value: Face 2340
Price Realized: $1,350.00
36*All the postage accumulated by a determined collector/ accumulator. Diligently went to the post office ever now and again to purchase the new issues. Begins in around 1972 with plate blocks and ends around 1997 with sheets and year sets. Haphazardly organized leading to some condition problems especially in the water gum earlier issues. Most are still useable for postage with few if any premium sheets. Our count is only estimated making it possible for a collector with a calculator and a couple hours, to get a bargain. Just what you would expect from a post office sourced accumulation.Cat. Value: S.B. 2100
Price Realized: $2,000.00
37***All the postage from a large foreign consignment. Only estimated by us with many items including high values still in the government packaging. All eras from the 1930s through the 1990s. Fills several boxes in our largest carton. A quick estimate of $3,250.00 face is only a guess. Proper counting will yield rewards.Cat. Value: S.B. 1600
Price Realized: $1,900.00
38*A plethora of postage from the Empire estate. Includes sheets, coils, plate blocks and plate strips, booklets and scrap. Most of the value runs from 1¢ to 13¢. Highlights are 11 complete roils of 500 of Scott 1304, and a unopened pad of 100 sheets of the 13¢ Capex Wildlife issue, and a shoe box filled with complete and broken rolls. This lot will test the fortitude of any serious postage counter.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000
Price Realized: $2,300.00
39**Postage as plate blocks and strips, mounted in collections and scrap.Cat. Value: Face 780
Price Realized: $450.00
40**Old plate block accumulation sorted and identified in glassines covering the 2¢ Red era to the 10¢ values. Does include the marginally better items like Parks, Famous Americans. Duplication ranges from digestible to indigestible. Loads of face value that we did not have time to count because of its late arrival.Cat. Value: S.B. 350
Price Realized: $700.00
41**Old plate block accumulation sorted and identified in glassines starting with a lightly populated 2¢ Red era to the late 1970’s. The owner took time to make up some year sets in the 1960’s to 1970’s time period. Duplication is uneven. Loads of face value that we did not have time to count because of its late arrival.Cat. Value: S.B. 300
Price Realized: $600.00
42**Old plate block accumulation sorted and identified in glassines covering Scotts 700-1400 plus airmails from the same era. Duplication ranges from 2 to 10+. Loads of face value that we did not have time to count because of its late arrival.Cat. Value: S.B. 300
Price Realized: $650.00
POSTCARDS — United States
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
43CVAll the collectable picture post cards from the Empire estate in four postcard albums filling a large carton. Around 165 Santa Claus with dozens of better, another 65 Christmas and another 200 or more New Years and other themes. Stored carefully for all these years these all Golden Age cards are sure to please many bidders.Cat. Value: S.B. 900
Price Realized: $750.00
44CVFour impressive Chicago Cubs Ball Park postcards. Consists of West Side Ball Grounds cancelled on August 10, 1909, National League Ball Park cancelled in 1913 in Wheeling, Il and mailed to Barrington, IL, and two Wrigley Field cards one cancelled in 1947. A must for any Cub fan.Cat. Value: S.B. 100
Price Realized: $200.00
COLLECTIONS, ACCUMULATIONS, AND STOCKS — United States
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
45*Powerful dealer’s stock in four small six ring counterbooks accurately identified and graded. The 19th century holds the bulk of the value with the 20th century valuable enough to warrant attention. The regulars, airs, special deliveries, dues, officials are all helpful. Some duplication but not at all excessive. Refer to the web photos as there is too much to mention. Condition is mixed. Offered appropriately.Cat. Value: S.B. 11000
Price Realized: $11,500.00
46*The magnificent mainly mint 1851 to 1932 core collection from the Empire estate. As to be expected everything has been hinged with the blocks and plate blocks the old fashion way of both top and bottom. Gleefully placed on quadrille pages that are prepared handsomely with a precise artwork. The collector appreciated large chunks of mint blocks in the Parcel Post, blocks of Columbian up to the $1.00. Additional contributions to the assembly are proofs, specimens, and samples of the later Banknotes. Strangely, the Washington-Franklins are missing. The smaller used section are #’s 14, 17, 69-72, 76-78, 83, 85, 153-155, 166. The monstrous mass of mint are #’s 24 og., 29, 33, 36 og., 36B, 37-38, 40-41, 63 og., 67, 96, 122, 113-114 both og., 115-117, 118-119 both og., 120-122, 134-135, 139?, 152, 156-157 both og., 159 og., 160, 162, 189-191 all three og., 208 og., 210-211 both og., 220-229, 220//229 blocks of four, 230-245 (all but the $3.00 are og.), 230-241 blocks of four plus extra larger multiples of various values, 246-261, 262, 264-276, 277 ng., 278 og., specimens of 285-293. C1-C3 top arrow blocks, C3 center line block, C4-C6 blocks of four. Condition and centering is mixed. A truly impressive presentation of value that was constructed in the early 1930’s as exhibited by some notations at the bottom of a few pages.Cat. Value: S.B. 10000
Price Realized: $21,000.00
47*A mostly used stock in six red boxes from an old time dealer from the Great Lakes State. A decent balance of lower, medium and a few higher value items. The mid-1930s start to turn mint. Loads of 19th and 20th century regulars and commemoratives, respectable airmails, special deliveries, postage dues. Lots of officials, and some newspapers, and many 1st-3rd issue revenues and others. Better used are #’s 1, 17 x2, 36-38, 69x3, 71, 76 x12, 77, 78 x6, 89, 116 x2, 119, 121, 151-153, 155 x2, 162 x3, 165 x2, 166 x2, 218, 290 x2, 291, 312, O32-O33, 039, 045. Mentionable mint are #’s 75, 182, 211, 215, 219D, C10a booklet x2, O1, O12, O21, O25, O29, O38, O55-O56, O58, O61-O62, O76, PR17, U45, U72. Duplication is light in most cases. Condition is quite mixed. A perfect turnkey situation.Cat. Value: S.B. 5000
Price Realized: $4,750.00
48*Mint accumulation mainly from 1922 to 1943 mostly in partial sets or multiples. Highlights include Scott # 554 (45) 610 (155), 614 (100), 615 (100) 627 (40), and 645 (170). Neat original holding that was obtained by the owner when these stamps were first issued. Owner’s catalog value of $4,269.60.Cat. Value: Catalog 4269
Price Realized: $325.00
49*Accumulation of mint and used 19th and 20th century front and back of the book medium and high values from the Empire estate. Includes stock pages and cards haphazardly prepared. A fair amount of the value lays in officials. Some of the highlights are used #’s 9X1, 2, 27, 29, 36, 37-38, 67, 70-71, 72 x2, 75, , 79, 83, 85, 85E, 95, 99-100, 112-122, 144, 155, 166 x2, 191, 242, 277-278, O12-O14, O34, O41, O44, O65, O67, mint are #’s 241, 341-342, 423, 460, 467, K1-K16, O11. Condition is mixed. Prepare to take your time. You won’t be disappointed.Cat. Value: S.B. 4000
Price Realized: $8,000.00
50*A real old time mostly mint 1847 to 1938 front of the book collection in a Scott spring back album from the Empire estate. Nicely populated throughout the time periods with both regular issues and commemoratives present. Includes some pre-Columbian mint examples that are original gum copies plus a dazzling array of Washington-Franklins. Better mint are #’s 36, 68-69, 149, 152 og., 218 og., 230-245 ($1-$5 are og), 246-260, 276, 278, 285-293 ($2 is og), 294-299, 323-327, 331-341, 369, 374-382, 397-404, 422, 424-440, 459, 460, 462-466, 468-476, 498-518, 523-524, 547, 551-573, 581-591, 595, 658-679. The small group of used includes #’s 1-2, 18, 29-30, 37, 67, 70-72, 95, 98, 119, 155, 166, 191, 277. Condition is mixed as to be expected and heavy hinging in some cases. A boat load of catalog being offered at a very reasonable price.Cat. Value: S.B. 4000
Price Realized: $11,500.00

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