PUBLIC AUCTION #35 - JUNE 18, 2016

The Robert de Keyser Collection of Leeward Islands
The David Bunin Collection of British Commonwealth

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This is a very busy time for us with our yearly trip to Westpex, preparation for the NY 2016 International Exhibition and this auction! We are pleased to offer the Robert de Keyser Leeward Islands Collection, an extensive study of the printings and plates of the Keyplate issues with a large holding of covers showing usages from the various islands. Many scarce, rare and unique plate numbers are represented along with numerous major and minor flaws, a delight for the Leeward specialist! Numerous lots were purchased in the Wynstra and Larsen sales we held in 2008 and 2010 as well as Farmer, Oliver, Spaven and others.

We also offer the David Bunin British Commonwealth Collection which was built from major collections of the last century including Lilly, Dale Lichtenstein, Amundsen, etc. and is highlighted by the Turks Islands strip of three imperf between the first two stamps, one of just two extant.

New York 2016, to be held at the Javits Convention Center May 28 - June 4, 2016, promises to be the highlight of the philatelic season. Collectors and dealers are coming from all over the world for this once-in-10-year event. Visit us at the Exhibition, booth number 758. Most of the lots for this auction will be available for viewing at our booth. In addition we will have our stock of British Commonwealth highlighted by major rarities of Great Britain, early St. Vincent covers and other interesting material.

We are already preparing the winter auction which will feature the Charles Freeland Collection of Antigua including the unique 1767 ANT/GOA cover, major rarities, proofs and postal history, a philatelic feast assembled in true Freeland style! We will also have his collection of the popular first issue St. Lucia Postage Dues. Also featured will be the Roger B. West Collection of Dominica. Roger is well known for his original research on the 1923-33 Pictorial issue, and his comprehensive collection boasts a myriad of varieties, die proofs, color trials and King George VI watermark errors. Also, we will have a collection of Cape of Good Hope rectangles with blocks, errors, proofs and postal history (the Dan S. Franklin collection formed the basis of this holding) and an Orange Free State collection with sheets, blocks and errors. There is still time to discuss consigning your collection to this sale. What have you to offer?

Now, on with the sale!



Phoebe A. MacGillivary

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