Storage Unit Yields Large Stamp Collection

Claytree Auctions has been retained to sell a large collection of US First Day of Issue Postage Stamps found in DC area storage unit. The Coins, Currency and Stamps Online Auction runs until Sunday August 8, 2010. View the full catalog @, seller "Claytree"

Glassboro, NJ, August 07, 2010 --( We have all seen the signs driving by storage centers advertising auctions of unpaid units. The auction company opens the doors and buyers have a few minutes to stand outside, look in, and then place bids. Bidders normally see lots of boxes, household goods, maybe some furniture or lawn equipment. The excitement comes from taking a gamble that there is something inside they can use or sell. “When we received a call from one of our regular clients that he found a stamp collection in a storage unit he purchased, we figured it would be four or five binders,” says Auctioneer Carolyn F. Mattox of Claytree Auctions. “But when he started bringing in the boxes, they just kept coming! So far we have cataloged over 1000 individual pieces and we still have boxes that have not been opened yet.”

Claytree Auctions has included 900 US Postage First Day of Issue Covers (stamps and envelopes with cancellation mark of the issuing post office) in this week’s Coins, Currency and Stamps Auction. This group covers cache and non-cache envelopes from 1975 to 1982. Carolyn added “The original collector much have been very dedicated to complete as many sets as are in the collection. All of the pieces are in excellent condition.”

The auction catalog is currently online @ - seller "Claytree" - bids will be accepted until 4pm (eastern) on Sunday August 8, 2010. Additional sales of early issue Stamps, First Day of Issue Covers, Embossed Envelopes and Airmail Stamps will be announced.

Stamp Highlights: (Description – Scott Catalog Numbers)
* 1975 Postal Service Bicentennial Issue - 1572, 1573, 1574, 1575, 1575a
* 1976 Bust of Benjamin Franklin - 1690
* 1976 Declaration of Independence 1692, 1693
* 1976 Olympic Games Issue - 1695, 1696, 1697, 1698
* 1976 Christmas Issues - Winter Pastime by Nathaniel Currier 1702
* 1978 Wildlife Conservation: American Owls Issue - 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763
* 1978 American Trees Issue - 1764, 1765, 1766, 1767
* 1981 Preservation of Wildlife Habitats - 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924
* 1981 International Year of the Disabled - 1925
* 1981 Space Achievement Issues: 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919
* 1982 American Architecture Series:
* Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright - 2019
* Illinois Institute of Tech by Ludwig Miles van der Rohe - 2020)
* Gropius House by Walter Gropius - 2021
* Dulles Airport by Eero Saarinen - 2022

Coin Highlights:
* Unopened bag of 1999 Delaware State Quarters (first issue)
* 2 US Proof Coin Sets 1963 and 1964
* 1994 United Kingdom (UK) Proof Coin Set British Royal Mint
* Limited Edition Elvis Presley (Token) Coins issued by Grand Casino
* Solid Bronze 1977 Inaugural Medal (Carter)
* 10 US Mint Revolutionary Commemorative Metals from America's First Series
* Large Postcard of Pope Paul VI with 13 Vatican stamps
* 1912 Silver Barber Half Dollar with S.S. Titanic Photo

World Banknotes Highlights:
Currency Issued by the following countries - Netherlands, Nepal, Namibia, Luxembourg, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Laos, Kuwait, South Korea, North Korea, Kenya, Keeling Cocos Islands (Australian Territory), Kampuchea, Russia, Rwanda, St. Thomas & Prince, St. Helena, Beliarus, Turkmenistan, Ukbekistan, Transdniestra, Ukraine, Trinidad and Tabago, Djibouti, Georgia, Kazakhstan

About Claytree Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
Claytree Auctions and Appraisals is a family owned business. They provide Appraisal and Auction Management Services for coins, currency and collectibles. Auctioneer Carolyn F. Mattox is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and a USPAP Certified Personal Property Appraiser. The firm works with collectors and estate professionals from NY to VA.

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