UP FOR SALE NOW! ACT FAST!
One of the most valuable collection ever run on the Internet. I have been putting up stamp auctions starting with Hip for over 20 plus years. I have sold three of Baron Frederich’s collections all 19th century albums for $75,000 each and one at $125,000. Five years ago, the estate sent me a brass suitcase from his private bedroom suite in Switzerland. I was told I could review and certify whatever I wanted but offer to the public. I started certifying a few items but as expertizing has gone Waco with minor “this or that” including one certificate that says one perf tip enhanced I stopped applying for certs. About a year ago I was given the OK to run the Five- volume Maury collection as one lot. I argued with the estate but they remained firm. In order to give justice to the price they want which I consider way under market I will be putting up hundreds of scans. However, I am limited to two hundred scans on this web site. So, you are viewing a fraction of the collection! A general overview if I could use one phrase would be “unbelievable.” There is a primary set of five classic Maury albums printed turn of the century. The original Baron likely bought these used as some stamps left in are minor or as a radical example Canada with a superb mint OG example of #1 & 2 ($75,000) #1 has corner repair; the Jubilees are complete used mostly with heavy cancels! The Baron for sure was an eccentric collector. Rarities abound, many signed or with a certificate, many not. There are some great US mint sets, and the best US local collection I ever have seen. The German section is beyond description with not only a fabulous States collection but covers as well. I have included the first page of France complete including the vermeil. The once cent P&C blue color has a certificate. Many countries are near complete. The French Colonies are superb. I could go on and on but decided to start with a preview of random items from 19th Century tom about the 1930’s. For my regular collectors “GO FOR IT”. You all know me and you all know The Barons collections. Here are the highlights of the Confederate stamps: New Orleans 62X7, Spartanburg SC 78X1, Knoxville Ten 47Xu1, Mobile Alabama 58X1, New Orleans 62X4,62X2, Charleston NC 16Xu1, 16Xu2, Macon GA 53x6, 53X7,53X8, Petersburg VA 65X1, Marion VA (rare), 55X2, New Orleans 62X2,Memphis TN 56X1,56X2. Sold "as is"
HERE AT THE FOUNDATION WE ONLY DO CERTAIN STAMP APPRAISALS. THE FOLLOWING ARE STAMP COLLECTIONS WE APPRAISE:
US COLLECTION MUST HAVE THE AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING; ONE OR TWO OF THE FIRST STAMPS ISSUED IN 1847, (NOT 1851). THE 1893 ISSUE WHEREBY THE SET HAS AT LEAST THE FIRST PART UNUSED ONLY TO THE 50-CENT. IF DOLLAR VALUES ARE PRESENT THIS QUALIFIES FOR APPRAISAL. IF THESE ARE NOT PRESENT THE LAST QUALIFICATION WOULD BE UNUSED STAMPS FROM 1901 TO 1917 WHERE PAGES ARE 90% COMPLETE.
FOREIGN STAMP COLLECTIONS QUALIFICATIONS:
WHERE THE ALBUM CONTAINS A SINGLE COULTRY NOT LARGE ALBUMS LIKE THE SCOTT INTERNATIONAL SERIES WHERE IT STARTS US, THEN A-Z COUNTRIES IN A SERIES OF ALBUMS. EXCEPTION IS WHERE THESE ALBUMS ARE AT LEAST 80% COMPLETE MOSTLY UNUSED.
ANY COLLECTION THAT HAS NUMEROUS CERTICATES OF AUTHENTICITY OR AND STAMP AUCTION PURCHASES ON PUBLIC AUCTION CARDS.
THE FOLLOWING DO NOT QUALIFY:
ALBUMS THAT ARE NAMED: THE MODERN POSTAGE STAMP ALBUM, THE CITATION ALBUM, ALBUMS MADE UP BY THE COLLECTOR, NOT A PRINTED ALBUM, BOXES, LARGE OR SMALL WITH LOOSE STAMPS, ENVELOPES OF LOOSE STAMPS, FIRST DAY COVERS AFTER 1923.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL US FOR INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE THE LAST. INSTEAD; IF YOU STILL BELIEVE YOU MIGHT HAVE A RARE STAMP IN A GENERAL ACCUMULATION OR COLLECTION THERE IS A BOOK ON AMAZON DEPICTING RARE STAMPS ISSUED FOR VERY LITTLE MONEY FIFTY-SIXTY YEARS AGO. THESE ARE PICTURED (HUNDREDS) IN THIS BOOK. GO TO AMAZON BOOKS TYPE IN MICHAEL BASS WHO WROTE “EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT STAMP COLLECTING”. IF YOU CAN MATCH UP FROM YOUR COLLECTION TWO OR THREE STAMPS THAT ARE IDENTICAL TO THOSE PICTURED THEN CALL US.
Why our Foundation and not a major auction house?
As your Director of APF I have now been a professional in this investment hobby for sixty years working with nearly every major auction firm in the World. There was a time when you could negotiate the consignor commission. There was a time it was a very small fee for consignors. Today sellers commission is 20% or more plus extra charges. Buyer’s fees are 20% so when you add the two together the fees are 40% of selling price. Most consignors for the average sale lose money
on their life long investment. Here is a simple example:
Lot# 123, Worldwide general collection with very high catalog value, about $50,000. Collection in mixed condition but ideal for the collector who wants to upgrade their collection.
The above is an example from a recent sale in a very well-known auction house. The investor who complained to me after the auction had invested about $15,000 over his lifetime in the collection. The collection sold for $6200. After deducting the 20% commission the owner received less than $5000 after additional fees
were deducted. Here at our Foundation, there are no fees; my buyer gives us a voluntary donation between 5-10%. The example above should have sold for 30% of catalog minimum, (we reserve all collections), so the collector would have received a net $15,000.00. Please email me if you have further questions.