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Who Was George Schwenk?

 
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Posted 03/15/2015   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add littleriverphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently bought a lot of Atlanta Tril colors from Bill Lang, who when asked told me that the lot came from the George Schwenk collection. Goggling that name give me two auction catalogues, a downloadable Siegel catalogue featuring front of the book material, and a listing of the Matthew Bennett International, Sale #327. I was wondering if anyone happened to have that auction catalogue? I am looking for the lot description of an Executive Set of Atlanta Trial color proofs, specifically O10TCa to O14TC4a all with constant plate markings.
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A collector, now deceased, I believe.

He had a website, which you can view here via the wayback machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20050402073915/http://www.stamps19.com/
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He had a website, which you can view here via the wayback machine:


Unfortunatlly, all of the images are gone. But Thanks!
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I googled his name and got about 23 different people with that name. Seems he is/was a businessman.
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Thanks revcollector! Session ends with the soft paper 30 cent Treasury, wonder if the Atlanta Trail proof were in session 2. The Siegel auction was Newspaper Stamps. I think that George had a large holding of Atlanta Trail proofs, he was able to put an Executive set in black, each with a plate variety.

Because I've keep this image rather small, the very fine layout lines have been enhanced.



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