I am breaking down a collection of U.S. stamps I recently purchased. The previous owner was diligent to make detailed notes behind each stamp mount about the date, cost and firm purchased from for each stamp in the album. The firm names are abbreviated and was wondering if anyone here may have any insight as to the full name of some of the companies/dealers.
The abbreviations are as follows: -- GV (I am certain this is Golden Valley Stamp Company) -- AF -- E. Mead or East Mead -- RCS
Harry, no surprise about RCS not being Regency Superior. Only reason I considered it was the possibility that the c was being used to distinguish it from another auction house or dealer (e.g., Robert A. Siegel).
Added: Just had a thought. Since the previous user was fond of using abbreviations, is there any possibility that he secreted a "Legends" page somewhere? Unlikely, I know … or you would have already found it.