Auction 353 – July 9-11, 2024

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Our Auction #353, July 9th-11th, has many exceptional singles, sets and larger lots. We are again very strong in U.S. and WW covers with many air covers including first flights, Navals, topicals, Prexies, Patriotics, Zeppelins and unusual Parcel Post. We have many excellent lots of cachet makers led by Collins & Pugh. There is one collection of (9500) FDC with many different cachet makers.

Our U.S. singles are highlighted by the following: #28b, 83, 115, 117, 139, 241-245, 251, 313, 371 sheet, 404 and C13-C15 NH plate blocks of 6. There are many more U.S. lots including selections and many nice larger collections.

The worldwide section is loaded with attractive singles, sets, country collections, regions and worldwide groupings.

We are fortunate to be selling the Sismondo reference materials which include excellent literature for the advanced collector.

In all, much to choose from and we hope you will join our audience.

Viewing will be open by appointment only beginning Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

1st Session (Lot 1-545) – Tuesday, July 9, 2024 – 10:00 AM ET
2nd Session (Lot 546-1179) – Wednesday, July 19, 2024 – 10:00 AM ET
3rd Session (Lots 1180-1822) – Thursday, July 11, 2024 – 10:00 AM ET

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Coin & Currency Sale #35 – June 13, 2024

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Coin & Currency Sale #35 features the rare 1911-D $5 Gold Indian in NGC AU58, as well as other key and semi-key coins such as a 1793 Chain Cent, 1877 & 1909-S Indian Cents, an 1894-O Barber Dime AU, an 1893 Barber Half Proof, many better date Morgan Dollars including 1889-CC, 1893-CC, 1894, 1903-O, & 1904-S just to name a few. The paper currency section includes a F-1225c $10,000 Gold Certificate and many other large-size notes. The sale also includes a nice array of Bust Halves, Franklin Mint products, and Foreign Gold. The sale is full of other important material so be sure to check the catalog for a full listing of all the lots.

The auction will begin at 1:00 PM ET on Thursday, June 13, 2024. Live online bidding will be available via Stamp Auction Network. Absentee bids may also be submitted via Stamp Auction Network, phone, email and fax.

Viewing will be open by appointment only beginning Tuesday, May 28th. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

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Auction 352 – May 14-16, 2024

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Our auctions continue to contain good value and great variety and it is true for our May Auction #352. We have a strong list of cover lots and it starts early in the auction as lot #3 has an only known cover, a QE2b. There are some nice groups of flight coves, fancy cancels, some rare Special Handling with tags for bees and chicks. Good cover accumulations abound! There is a nice selection of Confederate covers, another group of seldom seen Specaal Handling covers, and a very strong section of German covers.

Our U.S. singles continue to grow with items like #78c, 99, 100, 120, 141, 182, 187, 263, 293, 467 and many more. There is much to see in the BOB section including Officials, Newspaper and Special Handling. Our other U.S. sections of accumulations and collections are bulging with good quality stamps.

Our literature section has grown thanks to the opportunity to sell the Sismondo library. Take advantage of some wonderful material at affordable prices.

There are over 1000 worldwide lots including singles, sets, country collections, accumulations and worldwide collections. Come check out our catalog, you will be glad you did!

Viewing will be open by appointment only beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

1st Session (Lot 1-519) – Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 10:00 AM ET
2nd Session (Lot 520-1232) – Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 10:00 AM ET
3rd Session (Lots 1233-1787) – Thursday, May 16, 2024 – 10:00 AM ET

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Coin & Currency Sale #34 – April 11, 2024

Coin & Currency Sale #34 is noted by an excellent array of ancient coins. Be sure to check lots 314 to 333. Other highlights of the sale are a nice run of Bust & Seated Dimes, a 1916-D Mercury, a few scarce Liberty Seated Halves, a Lafayette Dollar, plus a wide variety of Morgan Dollars. Gold coin offerings are extensive with over (30) coins hitting the auction block, including (8) Half Eagles and (7) Double Eagles among them. Plenty of bullion gold and silver is available in the form of gold and silver eagles and an abundance of 90% silver. The sale is also strong for foreign coins w/ many of the gold issues represented. Do not ignore the currency section which contains a nice $1 Educational and an 1899 $2 Silver Certificate. Plenty of material for all kinds of collectors.

TIME CHANGE NOTE – All of our coin & currency auctions will now begin at 1 PM ET.

The auction will begin at 1:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Live online bidding will be available via Stamp Auction Network. Absentee bids may also be submitted via Stamp Auction Network, phone, email and fax.

Viewing will be open by appointment only beginning Tuesday, March 26th. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

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Auction 351 – March 12-14, 2024

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Our Sale #351 has a large variety of stamps and covers, accumulations and collections.  In the cover section there is a #16 XF on cover to California.  A Pearl Harbor cover dated 8 Dec 1941 is very interesting.  Our lot #36 is another group of Pearl Harbor covers.  There is also a beautiful collection of USS Argonaut covers with pictures and annotations.  A submarine cover collection with different handpainted by  Gow NG is one of the best we have seen. A special delivery collection is exceptional.  Lot 105 contains over (600) postal cards IDed with varieties. A #324 Louisiana Purchase cover is attractive.  There is a strong collection of Fluegel.  Among the worldwide is a nice lot from the World Trade Center.  Of special interest is a Japan C1-C2 on cover.

The U.S. singles and box lots are abundant with better items, many cataloguing more than $1000.  Our accumulation and collection lots are very reasonable and do very well. Continue reading…….


Coin & Currency Sale #33 – February 8, 2024

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Our February auction includes a comprehensive representation of US Gold featuring five $3 princess pieces along with six double eagles. The early copper section contains an 1810 over 9 Large Cent (Sheldon-281) in PCGS AU50. Prospective bidders will also find an expansive offering of Bust Halves as well as many other attractive type coins and sets. The token and medal section is loaded with interesting selections, and there are ample ancient, middle ages, and other worldwide to choose from including a Prussian 1907 5R Proof. The auction also has the largest run of foreign gold coins we have ever offered in a single auction.

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Auction 350 – January 9-11, 2024

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Our January 2024 Sale #350 is again full of exciting and interesting lots.

One of the strongest areas in the philatelic market is covers. From postal history to postal stationery there has been a solid interest.  We have a strong showing in almost every area.

Again, we are fortunate to have a very attractive selection of U.S. singles from #1 to Back of the Book. There are many multiples of Officials and Revenues.  This sale contains several nice accumulations and collections.

Worldwide? China PRC seems to be the most sought after and we have many nice lots.  We are fortunate to have a large number of country collections, general accumulations and large worldwide collections or groups.  I hope you find something you like! Continue reading…….


Coin & Currency Sale #32 – December 14, 2023

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Our Coin & Currency Sale #32 has a concentration of material in several categories including early copper (1794-1814), Bust and Seated Half Dollars, Trade Dollars, Morgan and Peace Dollars, foreign gold coins & quality examples of large-size paper currency. The sale also features a nice 1799 Bust Dollar, and two scarce $10 eagles – 1856-S & 1860. Consistent with past sales, we also have a nice array of type coins, bullion items, and accumulation lots. Be sure to check the catalog for more detailed descriptions.

The auction will begin at 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, December 14, 2023. Live online bidding will be available via Stamp Auction Network. Absentee bids may also be submitted via Stamp Auction Network, phone, email and fax. Continue reading…….


Auction 349 – November 14-16, 2023

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We are pleased to announce our Sale #349, November 14th-16th, has a variety of interesting items to which we would like to draw your attention.

Among our cover lots, there is a lot of (42) FAM22 with many scarce flights and unusual destinations. There are numerous groups of naval covers. A very interesting group of registered covers with over (200) prexies will do well; along with WWII patriotics with many sought after cachet makers. There are some very nice FDCs with a variety of cachet makers. Germany cover lots are strong in this auction, and there is a very nice Greece cover collection.

In our U.S. section, there are many nice singles and sets. A plate block of J92 dull gum and a very rare J92 var local precancel are in this auction. Continue reading…….


Coin & Currency Sale #31 – October 12, 2023

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In our Coin & Currency Sale #31, most series are reasonably well-represented but Seated Dimes, Barber Quarters, Bust & Seated Half Dollars, Trade Dollars, Morgan Dollars, and vintage US Gold deserve particular mention. A large number of British Coins 1600 – present grace the international section. And, among the numismatically-related items with historical significance is a gold medal awarded by The Pennsylvania Society to Civil War surgeon William W. Keen in 1928 containing over 7 troy ounces of .999 fine gold. 360 total lots – our largest to date!

The auction will begin at 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Live online bidding will be available via Stamp Auction Network. Absentee bids may also be submitted via Stamp Auction Network, phone, email and fax. Continue reading…….


Auction 348 – September 12-14, 2023

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Our September Sale #348 is packed with interesting and better material. The highlight has to be the full sheet of U.S. J92 dull gum. The 4¢ dull gum was only recently listed in Scott after discovery of some plate blocks in 2016. This sheet was found in a consignment among a group of random U.S. as part of a future auction lot. The owner had no idea what it was.

This auction is somewhat smaller in number of lots but larger in value. The U.S. singles section is largely one man’s lifetime collection.

The auction closes with a fabulous dealer stock lot that is filled with great individual items from beginning to end!

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Coin & Currency Sale #30 – August 17, 2023

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In addition to examples in almost all series of US coins, our Coin & Currency Sale #30 has a heavier-than-usual concentration in Early Copper, Morgan Dollars, vintage US Gold, and Modern Commemoratives. Among classic rarities, the sale is represented by a 1793 Chain Cent (F2), an 1804 Draped Bust Cent (Fine Details), a 1916 Liberty Standing Quarter (G), plus 1889-CC (VG) & 1893-S (G+) Morgan Dollars. For those interested in ancients, we offer a Macedon gold stater of Alexander the Great NGC-Certified VF with a “5” strike (“2” surface due to use in jewelry.) Worthy of final mention is an interesting error coin and a nice variety of large and small-size paper currency.

The auction will begin at 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, August 17, 2023. Live online bidding will be available via Stamp Auction Network. Absentee bids may also be submitted via Stamp Auction Network, phone, email and fax.

Viewing will be open by appointment only beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

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Auction 347 – July 18-20, 2023

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Our July Sale #347 brings our anniversary auction.  We have come a long way in 44 years.  Each sale has more variety and more valuable stamps and covers.  How is the market?  Rolling right along.  The task of the auction is to do right by both the buyer and seller.  In this sale, some of our sellers will be extremely happy.  Lot 319, the U.S. #233a, was hiding in plain sight.  The collector was not aware of his special stamp.

I am very proud of our staff.  They find all types of errors and valuable stamps that often the owners were not aware of their value or even what the stamp was.  If you consign your material to us, we will treat it with care and lot it in a manner to garner you the best possible return.

Oops!  What are the highlights of this auction?  Too many to list!  Happy hunting! Continue reading…….


Coin Currency Sale #29 – June 15, 2023

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Sale #29 has a wide array of numismatic items that include better date and/or better condition material in almost all series Half Cents through Silver Dollars. Highlights are a 1793 Liberty Cap Half Cent (FR-2), 1793 Chain Cent (FR-2), 1793 Wreath Cent (VG-Details), 1877 Indian Cent (VF), Half Dimes of 1795 and 1803, 1871-CC Seated Dime, and an 1877 Trade Dollar in NGC MS61. A large gold coin offering includes some rare pieces from the Charlotte, Carson City and New Orleans Mints including an 1844-C Quarter Eagle, 1813 Half Eagle, and an 1874-CC Double Eagle. As with all of our auction sales, there is something here for every type of collector. Continue reading…….


Auction 346 – May 16-18, 2023

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Our Auction #346, May 16-18, is filled with interesting lots of all kinds. Among the stampless covers is a sea captain’s correspondence of 22 letters. A special Ukraine cover to raise money for Assist-Ukraine.com is one of the highlights. There is also a very large group of about 6000 submarine covers. As usual our cover section is filled with desirable collections and accumulations. Tibet covers can be scarce and we have some!

Our U.S. section has many nice high quality and desirable stamps along with a host of accumulations and collections. Again this auction we feature a very strong section of Official and Revenue multiples. How about the plate proof of O71P3?

It is springtime and we have many nice baseball card lots as well as other sports cards and collectibles. Continue reading…….


Coin Currency Sale #28 – April 20, 2023

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Coin & Currency Sale #28 has a fine array of classic numismatic sets and individual items both raw and certified. Type coins are highlighted by an 1812 Large Cent in PCGS XF40, 1864 Two-Cent Piece PCGS MS64 Red-Brown, 1831 Bust Half PCGS AU58 CAC, several better date Morgan Dollars in MS64 and MS65, and a 1928 Peace Dollar in PCGS MS63. Gold offerings include an 1890-CC $5 NGC AU55, a 1910-D $10 Indian PCGS MS63, and an 1862-S $20 Liberty PCGS XF45. Among the currency offerings is an 1899 $2 F-249 in Gem CU, an 1899 $5 Chief F-281 AU+, and a nice selection of Pennsylvania Nationals are featuring national banks from Chester and West Chester. This sale has a lot of material and surely something for all collectors. Continue reading…….