Featuring Property from Prominent Collections and Estates
Including a Group of Mineral Specimens
Doyle New York's auction on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10am features a wide selection of American and World coins, bank notes, and postage stamps, including proof sets and many rarities. Also offered is a group of mineral specimens.
Featured among the philatelics is an extensive selection of stamps of Switzerland comprising eighty lots dating from 1900 through 1955. The offerings include an emphasis on the Inter-panneau pairs, both Mint and Used (est. range $200-2,500).
From the United States is a Primarily Mint stamp collection with many better items such as Columbians to $2, Trans-Mississippi $1 & $2, Pan-American set, Franklin Washington 340-342, 420, 472 and others, 2 Cent red Commemoratives, $5 Capitol, White Plains S/S and other issues to about 1938, Air Post including C10a complete booklet, 1930 Zeppelin set, C18 plate block, and a few Special Delivery (est. $3,500-5,000).
Of historical interest to collectors is a copy of the Post Office Act of 1711 establishing a Post Office in New York and setting the charges for letters and packages to various places in American colonies. The charges for a single letter from London to New York at the time was one shilling (est. $1,000-1,500).
One of the highlights of the auction is a copy of the 1869 American Bond Detector and Complete History of the United States Government Securities: Washington D.C. This Large, leather bound and Very Fine edition is a wonderful manifesto of Bonds issued under the Act of Congress from July 17, 1861 to March 3, 1868 with 22 full size plates (est. $7,000-10,000).
The selection of bank notes offers a collection of approximately one hundred thirty-two United States Small Size $20 Notes comprising 1928 (16), 1934 (76), and 1950 (38) (est. $3,500-4,500).
Highlighting the selection of United States coins is a collection of Silver Commemorative Issues 1892 to 1954. This virtually complete collection of one hundred thirty-seven coins in three volumes is missing only the Hawaii, Hudson, San Diego D, 1926 P Oregon Trail and all three 1939 Arkansas issues. Most of the coins are MS 60 +, Almost Uncirculated to Choice (est. $6,000-8,000).
The sale also offers two large groups of United States Morgan Dollars, one comprising one hundred 1888-P coins, mostBrilliantUncirculated (est. $3,000-5,000) and the other one hundred twenty coins comprising one roll of 1880-P, 1889-P, 1890-P, 18980O, 1899-O, 1900-O, most Brilliant Uncirculated (est. $3,600-4,600).