December, 2007

RARE “INVERT” STAMPS FROM LIFETIME COLLECTION UNSEEN SINCE THE ’80S WILL BE BE SOLD FEB. 9 BY PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS; OTHER BIG SALES PLANNED FOR 2008

RARE “INVERT” STAMPS FROM LIFETIME COLLECTION UNSEEN SINCE THE ’80S WILL BE BE SOLD FEB. 9 BY PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS; OTHER BIG SALES PLANNED FOR 2008

(Oceanside, N.Y.) – An unused 1869 inverted center 15-cent U.S. stamp, one of only three known to exist, is expected to highlight the sale of The Newport Collection, to be held Saturday, February 9, by Philip Weiss Auctions. The auction will include 23 other coveted “inverts” — including an unused 1869 inverted center 24-cent U.S. […]

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George Washington Portrait Tops Sloans & Kenyon’s

George Washington Portrait Tops Sloans & Kenyon’s

The highlight of Sloans & Kenyon’s three-day estate catalog auction, November 9–11, was a rare and historic portrait of George Washington by William Francis Williams (American, 1759–1823), which sold for $398,000. The portrait was sold to benefit the Franklin Tree Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Madison, Va., which is directed by John Francis Williams, a […]

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Autumn Swallows take off from Leyburn

Autumn Swallows take off from Leyburn

Book buyers flocked to Tennants Book & Map auction in Leyburn for a second chance to obtain a first edition of Arthur Ransome’s book ‘Swallows & Amazons’ in its all important dust jacket. The auctioneers had achieved a world record price of £6,500 for a copy in their summer sale, thus prompting a London man […]

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MICRO CARS SET TO DRAW MEGA INTEREST AT FLORIDA’S PREEMINENT COLLECTOR CAR EVENT

MICRO CARS SET TO DRAW MEGA INTEREST AT FLORIDA’S PREEMINENT COLLECTOR CAR EVENT

“Micro cars” or “city cars” were born out of a need for economical transportation following the harsh years that proceeded the Second World War when shortages of food, electricity, gas and raw materials made regular car ownership a luxury. Filling the postwar demand for more affordable wheels were eager companies such as BMW, which produced […]

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