Another whale from the September Kelleher's Collections auction. Lot 625 weighs in at a staggering 2500 pounds!
Worldwide, A Lifetime's Massive Treasure Trove, formed by one man's passion for acquisition, rather than collecting, a large grouping housed in over 100 bankers boxes or similar-sized containers with anything from the most modest stamp to rarities. This collector started out buying anything that caught his fancy, and had the resources available to buy collections of any size. He went about his collecting experience in a bit different way, as when he had acquired a collection, he proceeded to take all the stamps off the pages, and carefully bag them in quarter- and full gallon plastic bags organized by country. Anything went into these bags regardless of value. There is no telling what can be found, as the estate was just boxed up as received, the boxes organized by country as much as possible. There are literally hundreds of pounds of stamps here, plus a significant amount still on album pages, considerable stacks of these from a number of areas and countries. It is impossible to give a full picture of what is included here, but we will still make our best attempt. Literally every country is represented and we are giving an overview with the countries in no particular order. Please note that most countries have at least one plastic bag (many times several bags) filled with stamps. Great Britain is well represented including a comprehensive collection through 2006 in a Scott album, dozens of commemorative NH sets, hundreds of covers, another attractive NH/mint collection 1887-1990 in Scott album, binder with NH modern, massive stock on pages, great group of covers. Sweden a number of attractive collections with many classics on pages with at least five #24 used spotted on one page, much modern NH, attractive mint never hinged collection of Gibraltar, comprehensive holding of Romania with much of value including a collection of thousands from classics to modern on pages and in plastic bags, Ireland on stack of pages, in bags and on covers, substantial value in Canada with a valuable collection 1868-90 in Scott album with Large Queens complete, Quebec Tercentenary mint set, Scrolls and Maple Leafs complete mint, several other Canada collections in Scott albums as well as on pages, we noticed Canada #4, 14, 17, 18, 20 and a nice group of Newfoundland in one of the Scotts, stock album with significant classics and Back-of-the-Book, several NH Year Sets, Canada NH Booklet collection in Scott album, and of course a number of bagged stamps. Argentina stack of pages, bags and covers, massive holding of Czechoslovakia in bags and on pages, lots of Russia in albums, on pages, in bags and on covers, in addition a two-volume collection in Scott albums, Minkus album with better souvenir sheets, Portugal and Colonies including an excellent collection of Portuguese Colonies in a Scott album plus duplicates on stockpages, a nice mint collection of Portugal proper, stack of pages with Chile, El Salvador and South Africa, also covers from South Africa, Italy NH collection as well as full sheets, covers, stack of pages with huge catalog value, Spain mint collection in three volumes, NH Back-of-the-Book sheets, huge stack of album pages, New Zealand in two albums and a goodly stack of pages, Niue mint and used, Switzerland great lot on pages and covers, Netherlands stack of collections on pages with much of the first issue, Norway stack of pages with many classics, 1971-2008 NH collection in Lighthouse album, Australia on stack of pages, thousands in bags, also year sets, Greece stack of pages, plenty in bags and on covers, Israel filling a couple of boxes, further Persia, Venezuela and Korea, Denmark used collection in Stender album, stack of pages with many classics, Turkey on stack of pages, in bags and on covers including an attractive collection in Scott album, Poland attractive collection in six Davo albums, another collection in two albums, significant stack of pages, attractive group of covers, Hungary stack of collections on pages and duplicates, significant group of Austria on pile of album pages, significant holdings of France and Germany in albums, on pages and in bags, covers, Belgium and Bulgaria on stacks of album pages, Japan, Latin America, smaller country groups are housed in file folders or envelopes where a number of British Colonies are to be found incl. St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Zanzibar, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands, New Brunswick, Solomon Islands, Dominica, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Barbados, Grenada, Malta, Singapore, British Guiana, Cape of Good Hope, Cayman Islands, Basutoland, further St Pierre & Miquelon, Wallis & Futuna, Iceland, Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Thailand, Tibet, Tunisia, Viet Nam, Estonia, Canal Zone, Panama, Colombia, Philippines, Liberia, Cambodia, Chile, Pakistan, Madagascar, Egypt, Dutch Indies, Indonesia, Peru, Mexico, Jordan, Haiti, Macau and virtually every other country in the world. To help with viewing all boxes are marked with which countries they contain.
Shipping charges apply - weight 2500 lbs.
Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! Obviously a great property for the internet seller, yet alluring to the retired person with an interest in stamps to be carefully sorted over years which no doubt will yield some excellent finds.