My Stamp Collection


My interest in stamp collecting started when I was 7 or 8 years old. I spent a few years working as an auction describer for John W. Kaufmann, Inc. and Cee-Jay Stamps. Now I buy and sell on my own and the name of my company is PC Philatelics.

If you wish to add some truly gorgeous items to your collection, please view the sampling of my stock that is listed below. If you see any items that you are interested in, or if you have questions concerning any of the items, please e-mail me. If you need larger scans, please let me know.

My philatelic interests include Christmas Seals (mint and tied to cover), US 3-Cent 1851, and Troy, NY.





USA 1851 1c Blue, Type IV, #9, SUPERB!

This example has four HUGE margins. The stamp shows parts of the adjacent stamps at top, bottom, and left! Still not big enough for you to call it a GEM? The stamp also includes the sheet margin at right. The stamp is neatly cancelled by a bold, centrally struck, TROY (NY) circular date stamp. The cancel is dated July 16. Sound condition and oversized margins on a stamp that is typically seen with margins cutting into the design. The stamp is very fresh and clean. In addition to all the superlatives mentioned here, the stamp has a needle-sharp impression. This is, by anyone's standard, a GEM of the highest quality! The 2004 Scott Catalogue value for this used stamp is $125.00. Throw that away here, though.

The selling price is $180.00. SOLD!!!

Even though it is gone, I thought you would still like to see this!





USA 1851 3c Dull Red, #11, Very Fine, on cover.

The stamp has adequate margins all around and is tied to a very neatly addressed (to Hudson, NY) envelope. The stamp is struck by a bold, black 'NEW HAVEN/FEB/9/1857/CON' circular date stamp. Their is a very attractively embossed shield design in the upper left corner, with the initial 'C' highlighted by the sender. This cover is not rare by any standard, but it is as pretty an example as you will find!! The 2000 Scott Catalogue value for this cover is $12.50.

The selling price is a mere $10.00.





USA 1975-81 9c Slate Green on gray, #1616, Very Fine, coil, EFO Line Strip of Three.

Here is an EFO item for the devoted EFO collector! This is a perfectly 'un-centered' (or 'centered', depending on your point of view) strip of three with the guide line precisely centered between the perforations. Normally, it would be on the perfs. There weren't too many coils to hit the streets being perfectly 'un-centered', but I found one and got this line pair from it. This is the last of the coil. If you are an EFO collector, you'll need this perfect mistake!

The selling price is $40.00.





Brazil 1850 180 Reis Black, #26, Extremely Fine, used.

The stamp has very large margins all around and would like nice in any Brazil collection. It is sound in every respect. Isn't it time to get a gem like this to spark up your collection? The 2004 Scott Catalogue value for this used stamp is $55.00.

The selling price is $40.00.





Brazil 1850 600 Reis Black, #28, Extremely Fine, unused, no gum.

This is a real beauty with large margins all around, with especially huge margins on the sides. Of course, it is sound. Come and get it! The 2004 Scott Catalogue value for this unused stamp is $375.00. As stated in the catalogue, this value is for a stamp with no gum, as this is.

The selling price is $200.00.





Brazil 1861 280 Reis Red, #39, Superb, used.

This stamp has 4 HUGE margins, bright color, light cancel, and is PERFECT in every respect. Naturally, you will pay a premium for it, but what do you expect for perfection?? The current Stanley Gibbons Catalogue value is 85 British Pounds which is about $150. The 2004 Scott Catalogue value for this used stamp is $100.00.

The selling price is $100.00.





Brazil 1861 430 Reis Yellow, #40, Superb, used.

Here is my last example of perfection from Brazil. This stamp has 4 HUGE margins, bright yellow color, light cancel, and is PERFECT in every respect. Are you numb, yet, from all this perfection? The current Stanley Gibbons Catalogue value is 120 British Pounds which is about $220. The 2004 Scott Catalogue value for this used stamp is $140.00.

The selling price is $100.00.






Last Updated November 21, 2004 by Henry McDonald.
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