The Ralph G. Baranow Collection of King George VI
The "Texas" Collection of British Commonwealth

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Our last auction was held at the Collectors Club in NYC and we were very pleased with the venue. This sale will be held there as well. A special thanks to Irene Bromberg who ensured that everything ran smoothly and who has the gift of making a really hard job look easy.

We flew to Alaska to pick up the Ralph G. Baranow Br. Commonwealth Collection of KGVI, a vast and splendid holding replete with wonderful material (note the Kodi revenues!) and a plenitude of interesting varieties. The “Texas” Br. Commonwealth Collection is filled with popular and desirable complete sets, high values and interesting collections. And from Barbados, we have the Keith H. Bayley Collection of KGVI Commonwealth, a large holding of hard to find used sets. Also featured is an interesting group of pre-1800 BWI covers, an extensive collection of Malta, rare Cayman Islands, Mauritius, Br. Guiana and the stellar attraction, the QEII No. Rhodesia 6d plate number block of 4 with inverted watermark!

Every 10 years the International Philatelic Exhibition is held in the US. This year it will be in New York City at the Javits Convention Center, May 28 - June 4, 2016. It is time to start making your plans to attend. Visit the website for the Exhibition for information. We will be at Booth 758 with an excellent holding of scarce and rare British Commonwealth stamps, covers and collections.

Our next sale will be in the Spring and will be a one-country, one-owner sale. We will present the Robert deKeyser Collection of Leeward Islands, Queen Victoria - King George V with strength in covers, plating studies, rarities and varieties. We are very pleased to have been selected to sell this important collection.

We have moved! Some of you may know that for the last 30 years we have owned a small farm in upstate NY with an old house that we have been restoring. We have finally moved here (see change of address above). Our phone number and sometimes-functional fax remain the same. Although the air quality is better, the views are wonderful and the people friendly, the mail delivery to and from here is a lot slower than before. We strongly suggest that you phone or email your bids as fax is unreliable and mail, well, it takes a lot longer. Also, we confirm all emailed bidsheets.

Now, on with the sale!



Phoebe A. MacGillivary

In memory of Michel Forand. A lifetime of service to philately and a dear friend.

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