The first major auction of the new fall season just concluded - with
stunning results - Spink Shreves Galleries sale of the
"Westchester" Collection of Spectacular Quality United States Mint Stamps.
Numbering only 174 lots - with a total Scott catalog value of $179,048.00 -
these select stamps were sold over a span of two hours this evening and the
total realizations (including buyer's premium) were in excess of
Just a few examples of the extraordinary realizations include:
Scott #166, the 1873 90c Banknote, o.g., n.h. - Scott catalog value
$2,750.00 - realized $35,100.00
Scott #205, the 1882 5c Banknote, o.g., n.h. - Scott catalog value
$1,000.00 - realized $24,250.00
Scott #214, the 1887 3c Banknote, o.g., n.h. - Scott catalog value $240.00
- realized $30,000.00
Scott #233, the 4c Columbian, o.g., n.h. - Scott catalog value $230.00 -
Scott #292, the $1.00 Trans-Mississippi, o.g., n.h. - Scott catalog value -
$60,000 for a 4c Columbian, wow!