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Amazing Old Time One Owner Us Collection Sale Upcoming At Cherrystone

 
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Posted 06/11/2019   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add OzwaldO to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If there was nothing in that collection that I could use, I'm not sure I could call myself a stamp collector? But then I can find any stamp interesting! To me it's a beautiful collection of many stamps I would love to have! But then again I am a (cursed/blessed?) WW collector and am easily amused with almost any stamp I don't have, or have for that mater. My biggest problem with stamps is there is too many of them that I want and many are just a click away, one thing for sure though I will always have a supply of stamps to go through when my stamp budget is big or small! It sure is a collection I was ready to build when I started!
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Posted 06/11/2019   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add craigk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The older certs are fascinating. Many have PF Certs from the early 1950's - 1960. PF cert #686 from 1947 for the 193 was their first issued for that stamp. There are also APS Board of Examiners certs dated 1943-1946 (the PF was founded in March 1945). I'm sure the PF was quite pleased grabbing the collection.
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Posted 06/11/2019   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of the interesting things about the very old PF certs is that they are often signed by the entire expert committee, not just the chairman as became the standard later on. I have three extremely early certs, for a Scott 60, Scott 200 and a 1946 cert for an unused 272a. The first two certs were numbered #200 or less. One was signed by Lichtenstein and the other by Theodore Steinway as chairman along with 5 other luminaries of the field.
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Posted 06/11/2019   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I stand corrected: the earliest PF cert I have is #201 from 1946 signed by Lichtenstein, Ewing and Steinway. The Scott 200 is cert 475 and the Scott 60 is 3243 from 1951
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Posted 06/11/2019   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have two from the APS from January 1935 (576) and March 1935 (591) signed by Eugene Costales as chairman, J.M. Bartels, and George Sloane. One for a 741 block of six imperf vertically, and one for a Wisconsin block of 8 imperf horizontally. Both genuine.
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Posted 06/11/2019   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 06/12/2019   09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rev those sound like amazing pieces. Any chance I could persuade you to post some images?
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Posted 06/12/2019   09:53 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I remember seeing a stamp in a Somerset Stamp Auctions sale that actually carried an RPSL certificate from the 1890s.
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Posted 06/12/2019   10:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alas, these certs did not come with images, only written descriptions.
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Posted 06/12/2019   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well of course I'd much rather see the stamps!
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Posted 06/12/2019   11:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So would I. Those three were considered giants in their day, so viewing specific items they expertized would be great.
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Posted 06/12/2019   11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For many years George Sloane had a column in Stamps Magazine; they have been collected into a book called appropriately enough, "Sloane's Column". Well worth obtaining.
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Posted 06/13/2019   12:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For people who enjoy amazing collections with great rarities, here is one:

https://stampauctionnetwork.com//HA/ha3026.cfm
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Posted 06/13/2019   08:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect postal history and it appears that the vast bulk of the collection you refer to seems to be covers. Aren't the condition of covers, as opposed to individual stamps, given greater latitude since the usage, markings, cancellations, and route, often as important or more important sometimes, than the adhesives themselves? Same is true for historical manuscripts. Condition is partially forgiven if the date, signer are right.(think revolutionary war discharges signed by geo Washington)
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Posted 06/13/2019   09:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect this type of postal history either, but it's still amazing. The first lot is the only example of 1X2 known, on or off cover.
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