Coin & Currency Sale #9 – February 13, 2020

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We are excited to present 400 lots in our first solely numismatic sale of 2020. This sale contains a wide selection of raw and certified coins from colonials to $20 gold, large & small size paper money and WW single coins and accumulations. Among the scarcer U.S. coins we highlight: 1803 Large Cent XF45, 1814 Large Cent VF30, 1834 Bust Half Dime MS64, 1875 Seated Dime MS65, 1875 Twenty Cents Proof 62, 1923-S Standing Quarter XF45, 1877 Seated Half MS63, 1843 Seated Dollar MS61, 1877-S Trade Dollar MS64 (CAC), 1882-O Morgan Dollar MS66, 1856-S $2 ½ Gold AU55, 1844-O $10 Gold AU50 and an original 1937 Proof Set (all certified).

The paper money highlights include: 1917 $1 Red Seal 66PPQ, 1923 $1 Silver Cert 68PPQ, 1934 $1 Silver Star Note 66PPQ and a 1929 $5 National (Tilden, NE) S/N 1.

The sale also includes many other U.S. and foreign silver and gold bullion based coins. Surely something for everyone in this sale!

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1st Session (Lots 1-400) – Thursday, February 13, 2020—5:30 PM EST

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Auction 326 – January 10-11, 2020

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We are proud to announce that our January sale has 1822 lots even though we have moved all of our coin lots into a different auction! We are growing.

This auction has both quantity and quality. In our cover section we have a very nice USS Shenandoah cover and a nice 15L5 local with certificate. There are many naval cover lots, Zeppelins, accumulations of U.S. and worldwide and First Day Covers. There is a strong postal stationery section. The postcard section is growing with more and more lots of better artists, cards and topics.

In our U.S. stamp section, we have some really attractive singles, sets, accumulations and collections. Two better EFOs include the #294 fold over and 1919e. There are quite a number of larger U.S. collection lots and dealer stocks to choose from. Continue Reading…….


Auction 325 – November 15-16, 2019

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Our sale #325, November 15th & 16th is chocked full of goodies!  We again have strong cover lots including ad covers, a rare Wiley Post flight cover, Locals, Naval, FDCs (U.S. & WW), postcards, but quite possibly the best is a huge collection of hand painted ship commissioning’s (nearly all Weigand).  There are also nice Russian covers, WW Airmails, Zepps and many more accumulations and large groups.

Our U.S. section is strong with many good singles, collections and accumulations.  There are some great larger lots, the most interesting being a group of Officials that includes sheets, part sheets, large multiples and much NH. Continue Reading…….


Auction 324 – September 13-14, 2019

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We look forward to Auction 324, our September sale. It is our largest ever in both volume and value. We have some excellent cover lots featuring New York postal history, foreign destination covers, about 40,000 event covers, WWII APOs, postal history, postal stationery, FDCs (U.S. & WW) and the cherry on the cake is the postcard section filled with a great selection of exceptional Halloween cards!

Our U.S. stamp section has many quality singles and a great variety of larger lots. A few standouts in the coin section include an 1856 AU50 Flying Eagle cent, 1916 and 1918 over 7 Standing Liberty quarters, 1795 Bust half, 1803 Bust dollar, 1803 over 2 $5 gold & multiple Iranian gold coins. Continue Reading…….


Auction 323 – July 12-13, 2019

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Our 40th Anniversary Sale July 12-13 is again filled with both quantity and quality; from single stamps to multi-volume collections.  We have some great covers including a Boyd’s 20L4, advertising, air, naval, Zepps, fancy cancel, patriotics, space, topicals, FDCs, postal stationery, accumulations, postcards and a strong WW group with individual items and accumulations.

There is a nice showing of U.S. led by a used #294a w/ cert, used #391 pair w/ cert; many groups, accumulations, and collections.  A very nice group of large lots.

We have an excellent selection of coins including an 1804 Large Cent PCGS G Details, 1870-CC Seated Half PCGS G4, 1801 Bust Dollar, 1893-CC Morgan Dollar NGC AU58 and a few scarce pieces, some proof and uncirculated, of Indian cents, Shield and Liberty nickels, Seated Half dimes, Standing Liberty quarters, and a nice selection of commemoratives and US gold.  Our currency section features a $1 Educational, $5 Chief, $5 Porthole, $10 Bison, a Series 1928 $500 bill, and several nice Silver Certificates, Gold Certificates and legal tenders. Continue Reading…….


Auction 322 – May 10-11, 2019

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This Auction has similar strength with very many U.S. and worldwide cover lots including Inauguration, Naval, Patriotic, Topical, FDCs, postcards, along with large accumulations.  The U.S. section has a strong showing ranging from single classics (including #17, 39, 116), to collections and accumulations.

The worldwide section has an excellent variety of nice value and quality singles and sets.  As usual, we have a very large selection of accumulations and collections.

Look and see if there is something for you. Continue Reading…….


Auction 321 – March 8-9, 2019

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We are pleased to share the highlights of our Auction 321 in March.  Our cover section is very strong again with a U.S. #1 with a Boyds local 20L4 with a Cert. There are many strong accumulations and collections with a variety of topics including a collection of Weigand cachets.

There is a good showing of postcards with aviation, expos, real photos and others.  In the worldwide section we have a nice ballon monte to New York.  There are many lots of FDCs and commercial mail.

Our U.S. stamp section features many high quality and high value items such as #8, 9 Blk, 14-15 in Blk, (2) 19’s, 41, 45, 105, 159 Blk, 245, 292, 403 Blk/20, 482 unreported plate number,  743a, 744a, Guam #13 and more!

As usual we have a very nice group of U.S. accumulations and collections; very good Match and Medicine, Officials, Revenues, Farleys and strong collections. Continue Reading…….


Auction 320 – January 11-12, 2019

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We are excited about our January sale #320 for many reasons.   At the top of our list of great properties is a wonderful collection of Greece most of which is unused NH in blocks or sheets.  Most of these stamps are in exceptional condition, chosen for centering and color! Greece C8-14 are in sheets, a real showpiece, possibly unique!

We also have a strong section of covers including U.S. #1s (5).  We have many accumulations and collections with U.S, worldwide (FDCs of both), air, naval, space and more.

Our U.S. section includes many nice individual places plus a very strong group of accumulations and collections. Continue Reading…….


Auction 319 – November 9-10, 2018

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Thank you for making our September sale our best ever, we hope you find the material in November just as interesting.

In the U.S. cover section we have two nice #1s both with local cancels and there is also a 347V w/ PF cert on cover to Michigan. There are many nice lots in groups by topic, state and FDCs. There are also many larger U.S. and worldwide cover lots including a FDC of the PRC monkey #1586.

In the U.S. singles section there are many outstanding individual items like unused #76 block, 100, 115 & 121 with Yokohama cancels, 678 sheet and more. As usual we have a large number of accumulations and collections. Continue Reading…….


Auction 318 – September 14-15, 2018

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Our September sale #318 is one or our largest sales ever with 1882 lots! In our opinion, it is loaded with interesting items, good finds and large lots that will provide hours, days, and months of treasure hunting.

In our cover section we have an excellent collection of advertising covers, another of locals, airs, naval, space, topical, Zeppelins, FDC (U.S. & WW), postal stationery and meter mail.  The U.S. FDC are highlighted by Colorano Silks, Collins, Maslow and Risko Art as well as many large accumulations.  There is a very strong selection of postcards and the foreign covers feature nice groups of POW and Russia.

In the U.S. singles section is a #28 unused, #84, #85E, #130, #135A, #143, #244a, #K1-18, #PR31 w/ certificate and Hawaii #7 and #27a. Continue Reading…….


Auction 317 – July 20-21, 2018

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We are pleased to announce that our July sale #317 is filled with a great variety of interesting and valuable material.

The covers section is highlighted by a beautiful U.S. #2 on cover.  There are many U.S. and WW cover accumulations including FDCs, topicals, special events and more.  There are a number of lots featuring WWII correspondence from governments in exile, concentrations camps, internment camps and solider mail.

In our U.S. section there is a very fine #72b, the largest known multiple of #73, a scarce block of #76, #154, nice Columbian dollar values, #293 NH, E5a, J3, O70-O71, PR30 and much more!  Following the single items are many U.S. collections and accumulations. Continue Reading…….


Auction 316 – May 18-19, 2018

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Our May sale is loaded with better singles, collections and accumulations. In the cover section there is a nice #17a bisect and many large groups of naval, topical, FDCs, postal stationery, Philippines, cachet makers, air & Zeppelin covers.

The U.S. singles boast of a pair of #19 and #22, two #70c, #214 graded 90J, plus a strong showing of Postage Dues and Back of the Book. We have a large number of midsize and larger U.S. collections and accumulations.

The coin section features a nice selection of type coins especially Bust Halves, Morgan Dollars, U.S. Gold and classis Commemorative offerings that will appeal to most collectors looking to fill a hole or start a new collection.

The balance of our May sale is jam packed with individual country collections, worldwide collections and large lots.
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Auction 315 March 9-10, 2018

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Our 315 auction will take place March 9-10, 2018.  There are 1747 lots of all kinds and sizes.  This particular sale includes many large collections and accumulations.

There are many strong cover lots with advertising, event, air, Naval, CSA, Collins cachets, Weddle and many large FDC lots.  Postcards are well represented again with many large topical, state and novelty themes.  In the worldwide cover section there are many large valuable lots.

U.S. singles feature a nice #1 unused followed by many attractive singles like #188 unused, 209b with APS cert, 240 NH block with PF Cert, 432 PSE 98, 480 PSE 98 and much more.  There are many strong accumulations and collections that deserve a look.
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Auction 314 January 12-13, 2018

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Our January 2018 sale is one filled with many exciting lots for the collector or dealer. In our cover section we have another strong showing of naval covers, a nice group of Canadian first flights, great collection of Danzig and many other accumulations and collections.

The highlight of the sale is the outstanding number of graded U.S. singles and coils, just a few include: 337-338 NH grade 98, 358 H grade 98, 487 line pair NH grade 98 and without doubt the best is the Q12 H Gem grade 100 (only 1 other with this grade). We also have many U.S. accumulations, large lots and collections.

On our worldwide side we have many strong singles, country collections and worldwide accumulations. Continue Reading…….


Showcase Sale #8 Coins & Currency – December 7, 2017

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We are pleased to announce our 8th Showcase Sale to be held Thursday, December 7, 2017 4 pm at our office in Wilmington, DE. The focus of this auction is numismatics. We offer 317 lots with the majority of the sale coming from the collection of Frederick Bonaccorsi.

Here you will find an excellent selection of higher grade US type coins among other collector favorites.  Most series are very well represented including these highlights: an 1864 2¢ Small Motto variety in PCGS MS64 Red-Brown CAC-Approved, several nice Barber Quarters, an 1807 Draped Bust Half (PCGS VF25), a 1797 Stars Bust $1 Fine, (2) seldom offered original Morgan $1 rolls (1885 & 1904-O), plus a 74-piece US Type Set.  The gold offerings include an 1878 $3 Princess and an 1834 Classic Head $5.  There are also some nice examples of Large Size US Currency including an 1890 ornate back $2 Treasury Note.  Surely something for everyone in this sale! Continue Reading…….


Auction 313 November 10-11, 2017

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We are pleased to announce that our November sale is full of interesting and desirable items.

We start with the cover section, both US and WW, which features stampless, air, naval (many valuable lots), Zeppelin’s, accumulations, FDCs, postcards and more; 199 different cover lots.

Our US section features an unused #17, many attractive dollar value Columbians, #292 w/ grade 90, many difficult to find line pair coils w/ great centering and certificates, an E6a, E10 plate block, J50 with grade 90, Q2 grade 95 and much more. There are many large lots that include selections, accumulations and collections. Continue Reading…….