The auction of 3364 lots will include the Seymour Gibrick cover collection from Los Angeles; portion of a U.S. and Worldwide collection from an Eastern institution; the stock of "Encino Philatelic Services"; an extensive Helicopter collection, and the Arthur Clime / Alexander Graham Bell correspondence.
The Worldwide auction will be held in 3 sessions.
The 1st session on Thursday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. will contain 1023 single lots of Autographs, Aerospace, Foreign and British Commonwealth. Highlights of autographs will be correspondence of Alexander Graham Bell; Aerospace with rocket flights; Foreign highlighted by Bulgaria; China with P.R.C.; Eastern Rumelia; France with excellent classics; Germany; and Mexico with airmails. Commonwealth includes classic Great Britain with excellent singles and studies of the line-engraved issues Australia & States; Canada & Provinces with modern varieties and Revenues; Cayman Islands; Indian States; and Rhodesia with "Double Heads" including a newly discovered mint copy of SG#143a and Admirals; and South West Africa.
The 2nd session on Friday at 5:00 p.m. will consist of U.S. singles, one of the largest sections we have had in some time. The 1200 lots will be highlighted by rare positional pieces of the 1851-57 Imperforate 1¢ (ex. Scott #5A mint pos. 6R1E, 1¢ Black Trial Color Large Die #5TC1), selective group of the 3¢ Type I and II (ex Hubert Skinner), Scott #19 used pair, Scott #499f AEF 2¢ booklet pane, and extensive "Back-of-the Book" with mint Official blocks, Newspapers, Vending (all certified), "cut squares", Revenues, Telegraphs. Following will be a Confederate section with postal history, and Possessions.
The 3rd session on Saturday at 5.00 p.m. will consist of over 1100+ U.S. and Worldwide Collections. The U.S. "Collections & Various" of 340+ lots features a large groupings of "Back-of-the-Book" with a separate Revenue section, "Possessions", "Postal History" with Civil War, "Postcards", and "Ephemera" sections. The auction will continue with 200+ Commonwealth Country and general collections with Great Britain; Canada & Provinces, and Rhodesia. The Foreign Country collections (350+ lots) are highlighted by Austria; China; France & Colonies; Germany with postal history; Italy & Colonies; Japan; Mexico; Russia; Spain; and Switzerland. This is followed by Foreign general collections. As always, the sale continues with Worldwide collections, a Postal History section, and finishing with topical collections.
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Chris Harmer & Kurt Schau