Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What's in your attic?

The York Daily Record reports that last week at the World Stamp Expo in Washington, D.C. at a booth called "What's in Your Attic," people could get their "could-be " valuable stamps appraised on the spot, for free.

According to the paper two precious rarities had surfaced at the booth by mid-week.

"I had (an envelope) signed by Charles Lindbergh - lady didn't know she had it ... Then I had a whole (stamp) collection that was left to somebody by a relative who passed. It was complete U.S. collection from number one on to almost the 1900s, in great shape," said booth volunteer John Pedneault. "

"Pedneault, a New Yorker with the American Stamp Dealers Association, has been collecting stamps since 1951. As an appraiser, he valued the Lindbergh letter from $15,000 to $20,000 grand, and the U.S. collection between $30,000 and $50,000."

"I sent them right over to the insurance company. I gave them an evaluation and said, 'You can't even walk the streets with this!'" Pedneault said.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM