Canadian Stamp Auctions
Stamp Market Commentary
Special Commentary - 14 November, 2009
Upcoming Sale of William Gross’
British North American Stamps
by Spink Shreves Galleries
19 November, 2009
The stamp community is anticipating with great interest the upcoming sale of William Gross’ BNA stamp in New York City on November 19th. Canadian Stamp News reports “The quality of the BNA material is something not seen since the collection of the late race-car driver Sir Gawaine Baillie was sold three years ago.”
Here is a sampling of what is being offered:
Estimate $20,000 - $30,000
Scott 7 & 4
Estimate $100,00 - $150,000
The Prices Realized have been converted to Canadian Dollars
at the rate of $1USD = $1.06 CDN
Mr. Gross plans to give the entire proceeds from the sale to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
Our viewers may recall that Mr. Gross put his collection of UK stamps up for sale in June, 2007. The proceeds of $9.1 million were donated to the well known international charity, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières. Click here to see our special commentary.
It goes without saying that his actions do him great credit. Collectors around the world can only applaud his example of generosity.
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