I think people who were interested in the sale didn't want to draw extra eyes on it.
That said, I collect a lot of this material, the biggest surprise for me seeing the catalog was that his "private" collection and his inventory weren't that far apart. I was kind of expecting a bonanza of material the likes of which we hadn't seen before in one spot like the old Important Errors sale Siegel did a while back. Much of this material felt like that sales "balance". Yes-There were some one of a kinds, and things that were awesome, but the prices were crazy. And there was just a lot of "average errors"
Lot 2484, I have the other half imperf and paid 1/3 at Dutch auctions a year or so ago. Other realizations surprised me, particularly shifts that people paid up for. Color omits/Imperfs tracked catalog percentages closer.
Lot 2262 threw me for a loop. I thought I recalled seeing this but... Why was no certificate obtained for this? A plate block out of thin air? Where's the rest of this sheet for the last 5 decades. Doesn't add up. Also many questionable listings that were worded in ways where a return/cert couldn't refute unwind sale.
The last thing I will say is the pricing out of there was largely influenced by what Bill paid for the material, instead of what things would normally go for. So I think they got a great return on his holdings for a "liquidation" event. The breadth of material carried the sale for a lot of smaller pieces to move and move they did. I was just expecting to see a lot more outside the 10000 Error listings that clogged the eBay
I expect a lot of these stamps to end up back on eBay
looking for 2X type returns.