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Anybody watching Shreves sale #95. Some pretty neat stuff!


  • KentuckyJKentuckyJ Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭

    I messed up on the date. I placed a few token bids this afternoon, just to mark some items of interest, never realizing the lots were being auctioned live today. A couple of very nice stamps got away from me image

    This two day sale has many great items. I've really been impressed with the depth of the Philip Bowman mint sheet collection imageimage


  • StampAlarmStampAlarm Posts: 1,668
    Some very nice items in this auction. Even lots that would interest some currency people. I linked the Cherokee warrant to the currency forum. The $54K face value mint sheet lot went for $26K. Lots of discount postage! I didn't win anything.

  • KentuckyJKentuckyJ Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭

    Shreves promo e mail following the sale. I think they're allowed to brag a bit.


    Exciting July Sale Results

    So much for the myth that summer philatelic sales are weak - with minimal

    Shreves just concluded our July Collector's Series Sale and the results
    were extraordinary to say the least. Bidder participation was at an
    all-time high - so much so our live internet server was taxed to the limit.
    The auction was expected to realize approximately $1.25M. However when all
    the dust settled the final total was an impressive $2,300,000, not
    including the buyer's premium.

    The sale was highlighted by record setting realizations for gem quality
    graded stamps that had more modest catalog values. Many examples realized
    an eye-popping 250%, 500% and sometimes even 1,000% of their catalog

    But the real fireworks were reserved for Saturday's session featuring
    United States postal history from the Estate of Gordon Bleuler. Mr.
    Bleuler's material was eagerly anticipated by hundreds of bidders and the
    end results proved to be far more than even the most seasoned experts
    expected. Most thought his material would realize about $500,000 - however,
    the final realizations for this highly regarded philatelist's lifetime
    accumulation was in excess of $1,075,000 (including premium). For complete
    prices realized simply click on the following link:


    We want to thank all who participated in this sale, as well as all of our
    clients who have helped make the first seven months of 2007 not only our
    most successful year ever, but we have already sold well in excess of
    $21,000,000 worth of material so far this year.
    we have even more to come this fall)

    All of us at Shreves hope you have a great summer.


    Charles and Tracy Shreve
    Shreves Philatelic Galleries, Inc.


  • StampAlarmStampAlarm Posts: 1,668
    I received the same email. Just seems like stamps are really moving now.

  • I bid on 10 or 15 items, won none. I bid 800 on the 221 98J used, sold for 850, bid 1000 on E4 98 used, sold for $1150. ARRRRGHH.
  • KentuckyJKentuckyJ Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭

    > I bid on 10 or 15 items, won none. ............ ARRRRGHH.

    Did you bid via the live SAN network? It requires a high speed internet connection but gives you many advantages over sending in a bid sheet via the mail.


  • Yes, I bid online live, not through the mail.
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