That would be Stamp Collectors to you and me!
We’ve said it often and we’ll say it once again… you never know what you might find at Impact Thrift Stores!
We have received as a donation a rare collection of worldwide postage stamps in an original hardcover 1893 Scott International Album. The album, in its entirety is now available in the Silent Auction at our Hatboro store. The auction will continue until 7 days has passed without a bid.
This is a high quality collection, containing a surprising amount of increasingly rare stamps such as United States Scott catalog issues #1, 112, 114, 118 and 121 in used condition. U.S. unused issues in this collection include Scott numbers 112, 113, 115, and 116 (faults).
Philatelists will find attractive representatives of early face values to 24 cents, with national and continental issues up to 90 cent values. Items of particular interest and value include United States First Bureau Issue series, Scott numbers 219-229, in mint condition with some stuck down to the page; and the complete mint Columbian Set with the $3, $4, and $5 issues stuck down.
Also included are U.S. Special Delivery E1, E2 and E3 mint, all stuck down; Postage Due 1st to 3rd issue, used and mint to 30 cents; plus Officials, Cut Squares, Revenues (including Scott #R84a), Hawaii and the Confederate States of America issues.
A professional reviewer assures us that this is an exceptional collection, with the high probability that there are some valuable “sleepers” among the more well-known, high value issues. The newest date in the collection is 1893. The majority of stamps stuck down to the page are likely this way due to self-attachment through long years in slightly damp basement storage and not due to intentional mechanical attachment. They appear to be only lightly attached and would likely respond well to non-destructive steaming to release from pages if desired.
Worldwide stamps in this collection include Canada, France and her Colonies, German States and Colonies, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and Scandinavia, with some Asia. Much of this part of the collection is in mint condition stuck down to the page. There are several glassine envelopes containing loose, unsorted stock. There is some unused stock with no gum throughout the collection.
A selection of World Stamps are pictured below:
The collection will be auctioned intact only – bids must be placed in person at the Hatboro Impact Thrift Store only.
Silent Auction rules are simple:
- Acquire a bidding number from any of our stores. Your number is unique to you, can be used at all stores, and does not expire.
- You may bid on as many items as you like, following the minimum bid increments over a previous bid.
- The item auction is over after 7 days of inactivity at which point the highest bidder is declared the winner. If the winning bidder reneges in the purchase, that bidder may be banned by store management from future participation.
- Bidding must be completed in person. A bid can not be placed via telephone or electronically.
- Method of payment accepted are cash and credit cards (MC, Visa, Discover).
- Coupons, department sales or any other discount will not be applied to a Silent Auction purchase.
For more information about Stamp Collecting please click on this link for an excellent resource provided by Max, a new Philatelist and Impact Thrift fan!
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