Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Hampshire Collection

On Tuesday, Feb.23, Siegel Auction Galleries in New York will auction off the Hampshire Collection of United States stamps. Included in the sale are some exceedingly rare stamps from the last half of the 19th century on up to the early 20th century.

According to a spokesman for Siegel Auction Galleries, the Hampshire Collection is being auctioned off on behalf of a collector who wished to remain anonymous. The name "Hampshire" was selected by the collector and not Siegel and has nothing to do with the state or the collector him or herself.

The Hampshire collection will be available for viewing on Monday, Feb.22, from 10-4, by appointment at Siegel Auction Galleries at 60 East 56th Street, 4th floor.

Shown above, 5-cent Red Brown (12) of President Jefferson, 1851-1856 issue. Probably fewer than six exist with margins around the entire design.

To learn more, click here.

For a downloadable catalog, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM