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Posted 09/15/2012   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mike33 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
checked out a yardsale this morning that had stamp collection listed as one of the items. Got there and there was this huge box packed with stuff. Gonna take months to sort through all this. The albums are jam packed. Lots of early issues, a full binder of covers.

Even found what looks like a German passport from the 20's

Oh what a fun weekend this is gonna turn out to be





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Posted 09/15/2012   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good going...the thrill of the hunt...we set an amount we are willing to part with and go for it ! I have the same cookie tin with the windmill on it !!
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Posted 09/15/2012   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Phil, if nothing else, this will be a lot of fun to go through.

Kind of overwhelming at the moment. Don't even know where to start



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Posted 09/15/2012   10:51 am  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a nice find. I always love the thrill of going through box lots. You never know what you are going to get until you dig down deep and search throughly. Probably the same reason why I do field archaeology.
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Posted 09/15/2012   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 597596 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice score, make me want to go hit up sales today.
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Posted 09/15/2012   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That looks like fun! Please post pictures as you go.
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Posted 09/15/2012   11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Got there and there was this huge box packed with stuff. Gonna take months to sort through all this. The albums are jam packed. Lots of early issues, a full binder of covers.

Even found what looks like a German passport from the 20's


Cat, too? The cat wasn't there in the "before opening the box" picture!
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Posted 09/15/2012   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
little research on where this stuff came from so far.

Apparently, it's not a passport but a museum pass from Austria in the 1920s




No idea how much of this collection was his but most of the covers and postcards were addressed to him so I googled his name a bit and have come up with this:

http://www.dictionaryofarthistorian...g/suidaw.htm

a bit about his art collection

http://txtell.lib.utexas.edu/storie...06-full.html

"...The story begins in Austria in the late 19th century, when William Suida began collecting art from the late Renaissance and Baroque periods. Forced to flee from the ****s in 1939, he came to America, where he continued collecting. His daughter, Bertina, shared his passion and, more importantly, his eye for art--that ability to pick out the masters from the impostors, developed from careful study. A connoisseur like her father, Bertina joined him on his tours through Europe, expanding the collection.

Bertina met Robert Manning at New York University, where they both were studying at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. She married the native of Mart, Texas (near Waco), and together they began to build a collection of their own."...

Haven't found anything mentioning him as a stamp collector as well yet but he must have been with the amount of things with his name on them.



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Posted 09/15/2012   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Cat, too? The cat wasn't there in the "before opening the box" picture!


Cat sees newspaper, cat sits on newspaper - it's genetic :)

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Posted 09/15/2012   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic. This is the sort of thing I just love! Remember to come up for air sometime.
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Posted 09/15/2012   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What an unbelievable find. Yes, looks like it will take several months to go through all that stuff.
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Posted 09/15/2012   6:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ajnabii to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a great find! I think you've definitely got your work cut out for you this winter.
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Posted 09/15/2012   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zipper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, all in one!

Your lucky number is 915. (In case you play the lottery.)
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Posted 09/16/2012   05:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great lot you found! Make sure you show us the goodies you find!
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Posted 09/16/2012   05:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Small update, spent last evening and early this morning pulling the MNH stamps out of the Minkus Albums. Thankfully, all the stamps in all 3 Minkus albums, used or unused were in mounts so only a few have marks on the back. 99% are MNH

Even found some to fill holes in my own collection that for some reason I just didn't have


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Posted 09/16/2012   06:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How much? How much?
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