George McGowan - Recipient of John J. Nunes Hall of Fame Award

George, prominent local collector and dealer, received this award at the Fort Orange Stamp Club holiday banquet this past December. He is a worthy recipient because of his outstanding contributions to philately in the Capital District, including officer of many local philatelic organizations, show promoter, show and store dealer, authorships, etc. Congratulations to George on receiving this prestigious award.

Outstanding Success

Auction #10, held last November at our Clifton Park, NY office, proved to be our best one yet. A total of 413 lots, plus several floor lots, were offered during the sale. Collectors and dealers were able to obtain many nice items for their collections or for resale. This auction was Azusa’s highest grossing one, and had the highest number of participants. Many thanks to all who participated and to our auction crew - Gail, Lou, Maris, Al, and Jerry.

7th Annual Northeast Postal History and Ephemera Show 2018

The 7th Annual Northeast Postal History

and Ephemera Show 2018

Also featuring stamps and postcards!

Saturday – July 21st – 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday – July 22nd  – 10 AM – 4 PM

At the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12205

Featured speakers will be Robert Dalton Harris and Diane DeBlois on Philatelic Ephemera.

Information:  George McGowan geolotus2003@nycap.rr.com

Show site:  www.nphes.com

Stamp Collections Albums/Binders and for Sale  July - August 2018

 

Stamp Collections for Sale  July – August 2018

Albania Collection on Scott Specialty pages mint and used c.v. $166.65  net $39

Algeria Collection on Scott Specialty pages  mint and used c.v. $107.05  net $25

Argentina Collection on Scott Specialty pages mint and used c.v. $242.25  net $55

Argentina 41 diff. M & U  c.v. $14+  net $4

Australia – 200 different  net $4.50

Austria Collection on Scott Specialty pages, total of 302 stamps  c.v. $137.15     net $35

Austria #840 1969 Miniature sheet of 8 diff. + label VF Cpl **  c.v. $4.75  net $2.90

Austria 98 diff. M & U most older c.v. $29+  net $9

Azebaijan 18 diff. 1919-22 M imperf. net $3.50

Belgium - 300+ all different mint and used c.v. $85. net $25

Belgium Congo 55 diff. mostly older M & U  net $4.50

Bhutan #116-116L 1970 3-D Animals Cpl/VF ** (13 diff. c.v. $35.85  net $24

Bhutan #126D-G 1971 Bas. Relief Sculpture (4) VF **  net $5.50

Bhutan #105, 105A-D 1969 Cloth cpl/VF ** c.v. $35  net $25

Bolivia Collection on Scott Specialty pages mint and used c.v. $192.55  net $45

Brazil – 174 diff. mint, most NH, many cpl sets, topical, etc.  net $25

British Area 1950’s -1980’s over 200 diff. many cpl sets, many topical c.v. $100+  net $39

British Area 1960’s-80’s over 120 diff. mint ** c.v. $100+ net $40

British Caribbean Lot - 75 different mint never hinged, many topical skills c.v. $100. net $29

British Caribbean Lot – 150+ diff. M/NH/many cpl sets and topical c.v. $100  net $28

British Caribbean Lot – 195 diff. VF** in cpl sets circa 1980’s many topical c.v. $100+  net $39

British Caribbean Lot – 200+ diff. 1970’s-90’s many cpl sets, topical c.v. $100+ net $40

British Honduras/Belize Collection on Scott Specialty  early to 1972  c.v. $1183.30  net $376

Bulgaria Collection on Scott Specialty pages mint and used c.v. $245.15  net $48

Bulgaria – 195 diff. mostly used, many sets, topical  net $15

Burma Collection on Scott Specialty pages mint and used c.v. $292.05  net $89

Burundi Collection on Scott Specialty page  c.v. $21.20   net $5

Canada 10 diff. used blocks of 4 FDC cancels inc. tagged issues  net  $4

Canada 190 diff. used, inc. some nice 50¢ & $1 values, EX Cond.  net $17.50

Canada 65 diff. M/NH/VF  net $9.95

Canada #1818a-d – 1834 a-d 68 diff. used recent c.v. $54.40  net $24

Canada 1940’s – 1960’s mint VF ** w/many plate blocks in matched sets c.v. $291.70 net $95

Canada #BK88 1985 Parliament Buildings 9 cpl bklts each diff design on cover VF**                        c.v. $22.50   net $13
Central & South America Mostly old M & U 135 diff. c.v. $55.05  net $15

China – Empire & Republic over 300 diff. M & U c.v. over $135  net $35

Cuba Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $182.90  net $55

Cyprus 28 diff. M/NH 1970’s-80’s many topical & cpl sets net $4.50

Czechoslovakia 48 diff. M & U early issues  net $4

Denmark – Nice off-paper mixture – 670+ mostly diff.  net $29

Dominica Collection on Scott Specialty pages, early classics to 1980’s, many mint complete             sets, topicals, etc. c.v. $647.35  net $225

Egypt Collection on Scott Specialty pages, 1944-1980  c.v. $186.45   net $49

Egypt  24 diff. (U.A.R.) net $3

Egypt – 1950’s blocks of 4 all VF** cpl sets c.v. $118.20  net $65

Estonia 36 diff. M & U net $3.50

Flowers Topical packet  208 diff. M and U  net $14

France Collection on Scott Specialty pages 1970-1982 mint and used c.v. $94.10  net $25

France Back of Book Collection 1890-1964 M & U  c.v. $100+  net $35

France – Great packet of 165 diff. M **, many cpl sets, topicals, mostly 1960’s-70’s c.v. $84     net $23

French Sudan/French West Africa Collection on Scott Specialty pgs 1894-1956  c.v. $348.25  net $119
Germany (west) over 300 diff. M/NH and M/LH some cpl sets and B.O.B.  c.v. $125  net $35

Germany (DDR) 165 diff. many topicals  net $9

Germany (DDR) 29 diff. M/NH many topical  net $8

Germany – 35 diff. Berlin net $4

Gold Coast Collection on Scott Specialty pages late 19th century to 1953 M & U c.v. $1417               net $390

Great Britain Collection (#2) on Scott Specialty pages mostly M/NH  c.v. $316.30  net $95

Great Britain Jersey Collection (#2) on Scott Specialty pages all M/Cpl/NH  c.v. $275.55                 net $85

Great Britain 41 diff. M/mostly NH in cpl sets 1970’s  net $5

Greece 34 diff. M & U net $3.50

Greece early issues 55 diff. M & U net $8.50

Grenada Collection on Scott Specialty pages, early classics through 1980’s, many hundreds           mostly mint c.v. $1056.50  net $235

Guyana – 33 diff. mint NH many topical c.v. $150  net $39

Hungary 52 diff. 9 cpl sets, M & U c.v. $25  net $6.50

Hungary 122 diff. M & U classics  c.v. $35.70  net $10

Hungary 55 diff. M & U inc. airmails  c.v. $15  net $4

Hungary 38 diff. M & U c.v. $15  net $4

Hungary 50 diff. M & U some cpl sets  c.v. $15 net $4

Hungary 200 diff. net $15

Hungary Super Packet over 1400 diff. loads of topical  net $45

Iceland – 58 diff. M & U c.v. $40+  net $12
Ifni Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $24.75  net $9

India - States - 120 different c.v. $51. Net $15

Indonesia – approx.250 stamps inc. Southern Moluccas M lot ** & *  net $25

Iraq Super Packet 475 diff. many topical HIGH C.V.   net $70

Ireland - mint never hinged most complete sets some small duplication c.v. $1300+. Net $390

Ireland Fantastic Collection mounted in White Ace Albums with slipcases all M/NH Cpl from           mid 1930’s to about 2015  total c.v. $6200+  net $1400

Israel Palo Hingeless 2005-2011 with dust jacket net retail $100+  net $35

Ivory Coast Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $52.45  net $15

Kiribati Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $30.60 net $10

Korea (P.D.R.) 70 diff. many pictorials   net $6

Kuwait Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $749.70  net $240

Maldive Islands Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $70.10  net $25

Malta Collection on Scott Specialty pages, all mint!  c.v. $566.05  net $165

Martinique Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $289.80  net $85

Mexico -70 different mint and used c.v. $45+ net $13

Mozambique Collection on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $99.50  net $35

Netherlands Collection on Scott Specialty pages many M/Cpl/NH sets 1970-95 c.v. $291.90         net $85

Netherlands Antilles Collection on Scott Specialty pages mostly mint/LH  c.v. $189.70                 net $55

New Zealand Collection on Scott Specialty (modern 1996-2005) Mostly M/NH pgs c.v. $587         net $230

New Zealand Collection on Scott Specialty pages 1941-79 M/mostly NH c.v. $745.90 net $220

New Zealand Collection (#2) on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $542.65  net $175

New Zealand Collection (#4) on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $500.95  net $150

North Borneo - 30 different mint and used c.v. $13 net $4

North Korea Collection -  3 M sheetlets, 7 M S/S, 11 m stamps c.v. $107.50+ net $65

Norway – 24 diff. net $2.50

Norway nice mixture of 580+ off paper, mostly diff.  net $25
Old cigar boxes priced from $2 - $6

Pakistan - 100+ used c.v. $35. Net $9
Pakistan - 176 different mint and used c.v. $60. Net $14

Papua/Papua New Guinea Collection on Scott Specialty pages,   1952-1987  c.v. $1760.15   net $575

Paraguay - 50+ mint and used Mostly Classic Period c.v. $25+. Net $6.50
Poland - 200+ different 1910-1960's Many topical est. c.v. $50. Net $15

Poland – 200 diff. nice assortment  net $7

Poland – 190+ diff. M and U early to 1960’s  net $15

Portuguese Colonies – 25 diff. older M & U c.v. $54+  net $19

Romania - 125 different mint never hinged - many cpl sets and topical. c.v. $50+. Net $14
Romania - Nice assortment of 360 all different, including many older, topicals, etc. net $25

Romania – 24 diff. 4 cpl mint sets c.v. $19+  net $4.50

Russia lot #2 on Scott Specialty pages 1940-1956 c.v. $448.05  net $135
Russia lot #5 on Scott Specialty pages 1970-4  c.v. $181.70  net $40

Russia lot #6 on Scott Specialty pages 1974-8 c.v. $88.05  net $25

Russia lot #7 on Scott Specialty pages 1978-88  c.v. $29.65  net  $9

Russia 82 diff. M & U mostly older  c.v. $39  net $12


St. Lucia Collection lot #2 on Scott Specialty pages 1980-91  c.v. $272.80  mint in mounts                   net $79

St. Thomas/Prince Islands Collection on Scott Specialty pages  c.v. $4.90 1934-51  net $1.50

St. Thomas/Prince Islands 39 diff. M & U older  net $4.50

Seychelles Collection on Scott Specialty pages M/NH/Cpl sets  c.v. $52.80 net $15

Show Labels – 10 Diff. 1930’s Postage Stamp Show labels – nice engraving  net $4.50

Sierra Leone, North Rhodesia, South Rhodesia, Swaziland Collection on Scott Specialty                  pages c.v. $1231.95   net $390

Solomon Islands Collection on Scott Specialty pages Mostly M.NH/Cpl sets c.v. $550.45                  net $190

South Georgia/South Sandwich Islands Collection on Scott Specialty pages  c.v. $345.15              net $135

Spain 32 diff. Classics  c.v. $16.65  net $6

Spain Packet – 100 diff. Nice variety  net $4.50

Switzerland 200 diff. M & U, includes semi-postals, commems, air, B.O.B. c.v. approx. $150                net $35

Tonga Collection 1890’s to early 2000’s on Scott Specialty pages almost all Mint Never                Hinged except for Pre 1940, many Free-Form Adhesives, Good Topicals, nice Souv. sheets          c.v. $800.95   net $290

Turks and Caicos Collection (#1) on Scott Specialty pages c.v. $987.15  net $275

Turks and Caicos Collection on Scott Specialty pages 2007-2012 many complete sets and                souvenir sheets, great topical, Mint, Never hinged  c.v. $729.25     net $190

U.S.  Postage Lot – mostly 4¢ - 10¢ Mint/NH Many Plate Blocks, large multiples face $330              net $165

U.S. Super Packet 450 stamps, almost all diff. many Commemoratives, mostly used  net $28

U.S. Trust Territories – Palau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia 108 diff Mint ** face $98.56                    net $49

Uruguay – 23 diff. net $2.50

Viet Nam – 48 diff. used all pictorials net $6.50

Viet Nam – 73 diff. M & U c.v. $30+  net $7

Viet Nam – 23 diff. net $3.50

Warehouse Find!  1976 Spiderman Embossed stamps VF NH  net $5 each

World’s Fair 1939-40 New York World’s Fair Poster Stamps 54 diff. Cpl VF **  net $15

Yugoslavia - 21 different M/Cpl/NH/VF sets from mid-1960's - many topical skills c.v. $121.40            Net $35

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

School Stamp Presentation!

On April 10th we did a Stamp collecting presentation to our Grandson's kindergarten class. The kids were amazing and really enjoyed themselves. We were able to present every child with a packet containing a small album, several word game sheets relating to Stamp collecting, various brochures, a Jenny bookmark (all donated by the APS) and a magnifying glass and a vario page which they filled with stamps they chose from several thousands in boxes. The kids really enjoyed picking out the stamps and setting up their own collection. A big thank you to his amazing teacher for welcoming us and the world of Stamp collecting into her classroom!