Thursday, December 20, 2012

Harmer-Schau Auctioning a Nearly Complete Blue Volume One

Harmer-Schau's Worldwide Philatelic Auction (Sale 96, January 11-13, 2013) includes an Extensive 3 Volume Blue Internationals Collection. They describe it as follows:

Many thousands mint or used from A-Z to 1940, virtually all spaces filled incl. U.S. with back of the book spaces full, occasional extra item incl. Germany Air Zepp sets (South America set reprints), decades to put this collection together, rarely seen this complete, value throughout the collection, fresh overall, generally Fine to Very Fine. Estimate $6,000-8,000.

UPDATE: The collection sold for $18,100, including buyer's premium (thanks to Houghton Grandmal for this information). This works out to around fifty cents a stamp.

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Houghton Grandmal said...

It went for $14,000.

Bob said...

Thanks so much for this update. I was wondering how you learned the final price so quickly (it isn't on Harmer-Schau's site) and then I remembered the bidstart site.

Houghton Grandmal said...

I should have added that the 15% buyer's premium means that whoever won this will end up paying $16,000+ ($2100 for 15% premium plus shipping).

Yeah the bidStart live auction opens up some new possibilities for tracking the market. Takes time away from cataloguing and mounting stamps,though.