Friday, January 12, 2007

Bennett to auction Maffeo stamp collection

Next month in New York City, Matthew Bennett will be auctioning off the Dr. Alphonse A. Maffeo Collection of United States and Confederate States Provisionals, Stamps, Errors and Important Autographs.

According to the firm's Web site, "Dr. Maffeo was able to assemble a remarkable number of rare Postmaster's Provisionals, both United States and Confederate as well as two Inverted Jennys.

Highlights consist of ten St. Louis Bears including a 20c greenish (11X3)- the finest of only three recorded off cover examples; a New Haven, Ct. cut square (8XU1); a rare Tuscalumbia, Ala. entire (6AXU1) and a Marion, Va. (55X2)- possibly the finest recorded unused example."

Also included in the collection, and shown above, is a bidsheet for a stamp auction written by Franklin D. Roosevelt while Governor of New York.

For more information and additional photos, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM