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Doyle New York's April 29, 2013 Auction of Coins, Bank Notes, and Postage Stamps Almost Doubles Expectations

Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2pm EDT |
New York
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Postage Stamps from a Greenwich Village Collector Achieve $407,375

  • Postage Stamps from a Greenwich Village Collector Achieve $407,375
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the Fall 2013 Auction
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation or Your Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps

Doyle New York’s auction of Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps on April 29, 2013 demonstrated the strength of the current market by almost doubling the high estimate. The sale featured a wide selection of United States and World coins, bank notes, medals, and stamps, including proof sets and many rarities from a number of prominent collections and estates.

With competitive bidding from buyers in the salesroom, on the telephones, and on the Internet, the sale totaled $871,962, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $340,150-464,250, with an exceptionally strong 96% sold by lots and 97% sold by value.

Postage Stamps

Highlighting the sale were postage stamps from a Greenwich Village Collector that totaled a stunning $407,375. Comprising 27 group lots of United States and World stamps, this remarkable collection had been in private hands for three-quarters of a century and was entirely fresh to the market. A Great Britain and British Commonwealth accumulation totaling over four thousand Mint and Used stamps on stock pages with issues from 1840 to circa 1935 achieved $48,000. A mixed lot of approximately three hundred stamps on stock pages from China, Japan, Shanghai, Mongolia and Korea fetched $36,000. A stock book filled with approximately two thousand stamps, Mint and Used, with issues to about 1935, from Poland, Baltics, Russia, Albania, Bulgaria, Crete, Greece, Jugoslavia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia,Thrace, Lithuania and Estonia sold for $33,000.

Postage stamps from other collections featured a strong collection of United States stamps, Used, dating from 1847 to 1960 that achieved $16,800.


Coins in the sale offered numerous United States examples, including a group six Almost Uncirculated to Extremely Fine $20 Liberty, dated 1879 S, 1880 S, 1882 S, 1884 S, 1888 S and 1894 S, that fetched $10,800. An extensive United States coin holding, mostly post 1900 material containing 90% silver, some Proof sets, and a $5 2000 Gold Eagle sold for $10,200. A group of two hundred thirty-one Franklin half dollars from the Estate of Peter Bartlett achieved $9,600.

Bank Notes

Bank notes were highlighted by a complete series of ten notes of Obsolete Currency, Massachusetts, The North Bank of Boston, Punched Specimen or Proofs, comprising $1 through $1,000, that achieved $9,000.


Medals featured a very rare 1882 Massachusetts Society of Cincinnati medal made of silver, not the usual bronze, that sold for a strong $3,180. The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


Doyle New York's next auction of Coins, Bank Notes and Stamps is scheduled for Fall 2013. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please call Norman Scrivener at 212-427-4141, ext. 260, or email [email protected]

Consignments are currently being accepted

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  • Estate of Georgiana Reynolds
  • Estate of Grace T. Farjeon
  • Estate of Peter Bartlett
  • Property of a Greenwich Village Collector
  • The property of Doyle New York

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