lot # 14 - 2: United States stamp collections
U.S., Eight Collections. Desirable holding of 8 collection in a large box; there's a postal card collection, and several general US collections of modest value; the highlight of this important holding is a comprehensive United States group on quadrilled pages, housed in an old time collection with a catalog value of nearly $70,000; highlights include two #1's, a plethora of 1851-1857 issues; strong in the 1861 issue including pages full of 24c and 90c values - Scott #'s 70/78 and 72; there's an impressive selection of the 1869 Pictorials including two 90 cent Lincolns - Scott #122; another strong suit is the fantastic assembling of 1870-1888 Bank note issues, including full pages of 153 and 191; with an enormous catalog value, you can expect some faults, but also numerous useful stamps with interesting cancellations and we even spotted a few grills. Your baby bear had a wonderful opportunity to acquire an extraordinary holding for a small fraction of its catalog value.
Scott $80,000+ Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.