Saturday, May 30, 2009

Inverted Stamps to be Auctioned

A one-of-a-kind collection of inverted stamps of the United States and the world will be offered by Spink Shreves Galleries of Dallas and New York in a public auction in New York City on June 18 and 19.

Assembled over a half century by the late Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania stock broker and money manager Robert H. Cunliffe, the collection contains more than 3,000 inverted stamps from the United States and around the world according to a press release sent out by Spink Shreves Galleries.

A limited edition set of two hardbound catalogs and custom slipcase has been prepared. Volume I is devoted to the U.S. and its possessions, Volume II features nations of the world including the British Commonwealth. The set is priced at $40 for U.S. delivery, $75 for foreign delivery.

Shown above, 1901 Pan-American four-cent (#296a) plate number strip(catalog value $550,000) described by Shreve as “one of the most spectacular rarities in United States philately;”

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM