Lot 2015 /o/Worldwide, Insect Topical Collection, wide range of material mostly housed on pages in 15 binders with much additional (in two large boxes); vast range of countries and insects represented including U.S. advertising covers and slogan postmark, runs of France & French Area proofs and trial colors and includes a Malagasy 3f Butterfly artist hand drawn essay (signed P. Gandon) as well as full sheet of the issue, many on cover sets, FDC's and other facets represented including bee keeping, malaria issues, etc., and much, much more; with some better items throughout, an ideal collection for further continuation.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2016Worldwide, Olympics Collection, 1972-96, written-up on pages in 9 binders; mostly covers and cards with many signed items such as a 1975 Canada cacheted cover signed by Bruce Jenner, including Olympic committee corner card covers, commemorative and event related, includes some stamp issues, winter and summer games represented; a nice collection for the Olympic enthusiast.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2017 /oWorldwide, Scouts Topical Stock, neatly mounted on 3 or 4 line black stock cards and larger type cards for souvenir sheets, predominantly never hinged with minimal duplication, very attractive and ready for immediate resale or internet, values to $70 with most between $20- $30, many scarce items; retail exceeds $17,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2018Worldwide, Space Related Topical Collection, an extraordinary collection/accumulation of mint issues encompassing all facets of space including astronomy, science, planets, rockets, etc.; thousands of singles, sets and sheets much of which is identified in glassines, main collection housed in 26 albums arranged by topic such as Halley's Comet and Apollo Soyuz Test Project, nearly every country represented and better noting the PRC 1979 "Study Science from Childhood" souvenir sheet n.h. (Scott 1518), some ephemera items including signed Neil Armstrong photo and a selection of covers; a wonderful collection and an excellent basis for continuation, inspection highly recommended.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 2019Worldwide, Topical Covers, dealer's back up stock of worldwide topical covers of around 700 covers all sleeved and priced from all over the world with both FDC's and commercial mail, includes a wide variety of thematic subjects including Fauna and Flora, huge variety with minimal duplication; owner's retail exceeds $10,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.