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Amazing Old Time One Owner Us Collection Sale Upcoming At Cherrystone

 
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Posted 06/06/2019   08:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rogdcam to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thought I would share in case you have not seen it. Quite an accomplishment. Some incredible rarely seen items.

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Posted 06/06/2019   08:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very impressive collection ,looked thru it and like the quality . The opening bids are reasonable on most of it. The invert airmail is a stunner .
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyblackie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The inverted Jenny is one of the items.
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The overall condition is not at the level of the Gross material, but there are a lot of high powered items here. Nothing like being a billionaire.
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Who is/was the collector that formed this?
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
C3a comes up at auction 1-3 times per year whereas some of the 1867 early experimental grills and 1908 early coils in this collection come up at auction 1-3 times per decade, so yeah this is a special collection. We will see examples of these rarities again when the Gross singles are auctioned. Too bad I can't afford any of these!!!!
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of the interesting things about this collection for me was that the balance lot is full of stamps with condition and ID issues and yet mixed in throughout, and pulled out for individual sale, are incredible rarities. Evidently the collector methodically filled spaces and moved on without upgrading and replacing and accepted each purchase to be what it was sold to them as. Items such as dollar value Trans Mississippi and Columbian issues have reperf and thin issues. A very "human" collection as opposed to the museum like Gross holding. I also appreciate the passion for philately shown over the course of the six decades it took to form.
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What you call a "human collection" I call a collection of sliders. A lot of high catalog items that will bring 5%-10% of cat most of the time. The 85F is only opening at 20% despite there only being 2 known. Basically a lot of rare stamps in very mixed condition.
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add craigk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has all the fun stamps, too-- a couple 594's, a 596 & a 613. Which may entice folks to take a second look at their Franklin/Harding's. Appears every stamp has a minimum reserve.
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Posted 06/06/2019   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is no question that certain individual items will do well, but overall it is not a quality collection, it's a collection of high powered seconds.
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Posted 06/06/2019   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is your chance at owning one of the scarcest U.S. stamps, the Franklin Scott #5 position 7R1E with a catalog value of $65,000. Opening bid is only $14,000.
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Posted 06/06/2019   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since I have little interest in U.S. and reading what others say here,I still think it is nice collection with many impressive stamps .
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Posted 06/06/2019   10:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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There is no question that certain individual items will do well, but overall it is not a quality collection, it's a collection of high powered seconds.


You're funny.

A Lamborghini is just basic transportation.

The Sistine Chapel is just a large gathering hall.

William Gross is just an average stamp collector.
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Posted 06/06/2019   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with floortrader. I think the collection is great. The focus on getting the stamp, was more important than the grade. I think that really represents the spirit of the hobby. The shift in the last years/decades has undermined how special a collection like this is and the intent on the collector striving for completeness.

Wish they were all like this, and the flight to museum qualities wasn't such an emphasis or at least a pricing aberration.
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Posted 06/06/2019   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most of this collection is not in the same class as a Lamborghini or The Sistine Chapel. Some are, but some are missing the engine and tires and some were in a bad accident (like the $2 Columbian). Just because a stamp is rare does not mean that condition should be forgotten.
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Posted 06/06/2019   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is not about grading. This is about having quality stamps, that don't have tears, that aren't reperfed, that don't have really poor centering. A collection of SOUND stamps graded 80 to 85 would be a lot better then this one is. Sure, it's got some great rarities, but that's only money. Nice appearing stamps takes more then that.
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