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MAGNA CARTA SAVED FOR AMERICA - THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT EVER OFFERED AT SOTHEBY’S AUCTION SELLS FOR $21.3 MILLION (12/19/2007)

MAGNA CARTA SAVED FOR AMERICA - THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT EVER OFFERED AT AUCTION SELLS FOR $21.3 MILLION TO AMERICAN, DAVID RUBENSTEIN NEW OWNER INTENDS TO EXHIBIT THE MANUSCRIPT AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN WASHINGTON

New York, NY – December 18, 2007 – Tonight at Sotheby’s, in an overflowing salesroom, The Magna Carta was saved for America by David Rubenstein, who intends to place the document back on view at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Mr. Rubenstein, who referred to the manuscript as a “beacon for freedom,” purchased the document this evening for $21,321,000.
“I have always believed that the three most important documents were the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta,” said Mr. Rubenstein after the sale. “This document stands the test of time. There is nothing more important than what it represents. I am privileged to be the new owner, but I am only the temporary custodian. This is a gift to the American people. It is important to me that it stay in the United States.”
Mr. Rubenstein continued: “Today is a good day for our country. I am an American citizen; I work in Washington, D.C., 300 feet from the National Archives and I visited the Magna Carta there several times. I was moved when I saw the manuscript at Sotheby’s last night and I was concerned that the only copy that was in America would escape. I was convinced that it needed to stay here.”
Mr. Rubenstein, who worked in the White House in the Carter Administration, is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm.
 

David Redden, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s and tonight’s auctioneer, said, “The most extraordinary document in the world was placed up for auction and the most perfect outcome was achieved.” Magna Carta is the royal document revered as the birth certificate of freedom. The iconic manuscript, dated 1297, is the original charter that enshrined the rights of man into English law, and inspired the passion for liberty that flowered in America in the 18th century and continues around the world today. It is the most famous single document in existence. Issued by King Edward I, and sealed by the king, this astonishing survivor was offered for sale by the Perot Foundation who purchased it from an English family in 1983. This medieval vellum manuscript is well-known to millions, having been on view with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. since arriving in America more than 22 years ago.

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Results of our Switzerland Auction in Zurich: David Feldman Auction in Zurich, Dec. 4, 2007 - Great Success for Classic Switzerland (12/18/2007)

The David Feldman auction of the "Atlantic" collection of Classic Switzerland, presented over 270 lots in a deluxe, bi-lingual (German/English) catalogue. Of these, 97% were sold, for a total of 168% of the printed estimates.

Bidders from throughout Switzerland as well as from several foreign countries were present both in the auction room or via the internet, with most lots starting at modest levels and then soaring higher, sometimes to amazing levels.

The Cantonal Issues which made up a the main part of the catalogue saw many outstanding realisations. For example, the Zurich 6rp mint strip of ten, ex Hind, estimated for CHF 10'000, sold for CHF 31'070 (all results include buyer's premium). The right and left halves of a "Double Geneva" used on a matched pair of covers, estimated at CHF 20'000, brought CHF 47'800, while a pair of the Geneva "Large Eagles" on cover soared to CHF 64'530 against an estimate of CHF 15'000.

From the Winterthur issue, a strip of three of the 2 1/2rp used on cover, estimated at CHF 60'000, realised CHF 83'650. A mixed franking of the Winterthur with a 2 1/2rp Orts-Post, brought CHF 155'350 and another mixed franking, with the Rayon I 5r value, climbed to an astonishing CHF 191'200.

We at David Feldman are already making plans for our 2008 auction of Switzerland. We are also finalising preparations for our Spring series of auctions, planned for April 1-5, 2008, with rare stamps, covers and collections from all over the world, plus our semi-annual auction of Rarities of the World, which will again feature great single rarities and important collections offered intact.

The catalogue for the December 4, 2007 Switzerland auction as well as complete prices realised can be accessed on our web site, www.davidfeldman.com 

Medal of Pope Karol Wojtyla (12/18/2007)

Mint Kremnica offers you a remarkable medal with the motif of John Paul II. Because of its unique diameter, the medal is a real collector's item! The 15 cm diameter makes from this medal one of the greatest silver medal in the world.
Material: Ag 925/1000
Diameter: 155 mm
Weight: 1710 g
Price : 2115.2 €
The medal is issued in a limited edition of 50 pieces, numbered.
Kremnica Mint offers you the last few pieces of this medal. If you are interested, contact us by email at sales "at" mint "dot" sk or visit and use "write us" section at http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_form.php?lang=en 

TURNER’S LOST MASTERPIECE BAMBOROUGH CASTLE SELLS AT SOTHEBY’S FOR £2.9 million (12/07/2007)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 – Tonight at Sotheby’s in London, Joseph Mallord William Turner’s (1775-1851) watercolour, Bamborough Castle, sold for £2,932,500, against a pre-sale estimate of £1.5-2.5 million* to a US private collector who was bidding on the phone. Four telephone bidders competed for the iconic work, driving the price comfortably in excess of its pre-sale high estimate. Tonight’s result ranks Bamborough Castle among the most important of Turner’s works ever sold at auction.

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5th Christoph Gaertner auction sale on December 11-14 in Bietigheim-Bissingen (12/04/2007)

The sale features over 12000 lots including around 4300 single lots Europe, overseas and thematic philatelie, 3000 single lots Germany, far over 3900 collections, lots and estates as well as a special section "Fournier" including more than 1100 artist stamp designs, proofs etc. mostly unique prints.

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SOTHEBY’S ACHIEVES HIGHEST SALE TOTAL IN 263-YEAR HISTORY (11/26/2007)

EVENING SALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN NEW YORK BRINGS $315,907,000, ABOVE THE HIGH ESTIMATE FRANCIS BACON’S SECOND VERSION OF STUDY FOR BULLFIGHT NO. 1, 1969, COMMANDS $45.9 MILLION

New York, New York, November 14, 2007 – “Tonight’s results, the most spectacular in Sotheby’s 263-year history, are evidence of the hunger that exists across a global community of buyers for Contemporary art of the highest quality,” said Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art and the auctioneer of tonight’s historic auction. “Among the thirteen artist records we established this evening was one for Jeff Koons, set by his remarkable Hanging Heart, which was also a record for any living artist at auction, eclipsing the previous record set at Sotheby’s London earlier this year for Damien Hirst’s Lullaby Spring. I am immensely proud of the extraordinary offering that our international team of specialists was able to assemble.”

Tonight Sotheby’s achieved its highest sale total ever when its evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York brought $315,907,000, exceeding its high estimate (est. $220.3/298.7 million*), with sold values of 98.2% by value and 91.6% by lot1. Francis Bacon’s Second Version of Study for Bullfight No. 1, 1969, which commanded $45,961,000 and sold to an American dealer, was the top lot of the two week series of sales in New York (lot 29, est. to sell for in excess of $35 million), and his Self Portrait, from the same year, brought $33,081,000, selling to an anonymous buyer (lot 19, est. to sell for more than $15 million). Additionally, a new record for a living artist at auction was set when Jeff Koons’ dazzling Hanging Heart brought $23.6 million. Thirteen artist records were set this evening, including for Koons, Ellsworth Kelly, John Chamberlain, Fang Lijun, Zhang Xiaogang, Anish Kapoor, Ad Reinhardt, Yei Pei Ming, Richard Serra, Josef Albers, Sol LeWitt, Walter de Maria and Matthew Barney. Six lots sold for over $10 million; 16 for over $5 million; and 55 for over $1 million. Anthony Grant, International Senior Specialist of Contemporary Art, continued, “Sculpture was very present in our sale tonight. Following Sotheby’s world record for a sculpture set by Pablo Picasso’s Tête de femme (Dora Maar) last week, and in addition to the remarkable price achieved for the Koons, we set artist records for sculpture by John Chamberlain, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra and Sol LeWitt, among others. The widely admired installation of the Koons in Sotheby’s unparalleled 10th floor gallery space inspired bidding in tonight’s sale. Additionally, we had works in our sale dating from 1935 to 2006 of various nationalities and mediums, and over the past week, an unprecedented number of clients came to Sotheby’s from all points around the world.”

The cover lot of the sale, Jeff Koons’ spectacular Hanging Heart (Magenta and Gold), 1994-2006, one of the most important works by Koons ever offered at auction, sold to Gagosian Gallery to applause for $23,561,000, a record for the living artist at auction and also for the artist (lot 14, est. $15/20 million).  previous record was for Damien Hirst’s pill cabinet, Lullaby Spring, which sold for $19.2 million at Sotheby’s London in June. The price almost reached the record for a Contemporary sculpture, currently held by David Smith’s Cubi XXVIII, which sold for $23.8 million at Sotheby’s New York in November 2005.

The brilliant magenta heart and gold undulating bow, which took ten years from conception to completion, is one of five uniquely colored versions of this dazzling work from Koons’ famed Celebration series. The perfect surface is coated in more than ten layers of paint. Executed in high chromium stainless steel, Hanging Heart weighs over 3,500 pounds, is almost nine feet tall and took over 6,000 man hours to produce. The sale also featured two works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, including his large-scale canvas, Untitled (Electric Chair) from 1981-82, watershed years for the artist, which sold for $11,801,000 (lot 16, est. $8/10 million).

Untitled (Electric Chair), offered by a Foundation, was selected and purchased prior to completion from Basquiat’s first dealer Annina Nosei Gallery, New York. The work went into the collection of a Foundation, where it has remained ever since; this is the first time the work appeared on the market since it was painted in the artist’s studio in the basement of the Nosei Gallery. Also offered by the same Foundation were works by post-war sculptors, including Donald Judd’s Untitled, 1977, which brought $7,433,000 (lot 26, est. $6/8 million) and John Chamberlain’s Big E, 1962, which achieved $4,633,000 (lot 11, est. $2/3 million), both records from the artist at auction. Another Untitled work by Basquiat from 1981, which depicted one of the most engaging and combative warrior-figure paintings of the artist’s early years, sold for $7,769,000 (lot 48, est. $7/9 million). Highlighting the 15 works included in the evening sale from a Distinguished Private Collection, which brought $33.4 million (est. $29.9/40.8 million), was Andy Warhol’s Self Portrait (Green Camouflage), 1986, from his last series of self-portraits, which sold for $12,361,000 (lot 47, est. $9/12 million).

Other works featured from this offering include Ellsworth Kelly’s Spectrum VI, 1969, formerly from the collection of the curator of 20th century at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Henry Geldzahler, and related to Spectrum V, currently in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which sold for $5,193,000, a record for the artist at auction (lot 23, est. $4.5/6 million). Alexander Calder’s Untitled, 1935, a rare early wood and wire sculpture, similar to those in the Collections of the Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, sold for $4,409,000 (lot 34, est. $2.5/3.5 million). Other works by Andy Warhol which brought strong prices included his Campbell’s Soup Can (Pepper Pot), 1962, which sold for $8,441,000 (lot 41, est. $7/9 million). This classic pop painting combines 4 Warhol’s keen graphic sensibility with his use of an appropriated image in the manner of Jasper Johns’ flag and target paintings. This work was formerly in the collection of Emily and Burton Tremaine, who had one of the foremost collections of avant-garde and contemporary art on the East coast from the 1950s through early 1980s. Also by Warhol from his Death and Disaster series was Four Jackies, 1964, which achieved $5,641,000 (lot 13, est. $4/6 million), and Suicide, 1964, which brought $5,193,000 (lot 12, est. $3.5/4.5 million). Works by Chinese Contemporary artists brought strong prices, including Zhang Xiaogang’s Family Portrait, 1994, which sold for $4,969,000 (lot 68, est. $2.5/3.5 million) and Fang Lijun’s Series 2, No. 6, 1991-92, which brought $4,073,000 (lot 65, est. $800,000/1.2 million).
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium

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2nd Christian Arbeiter Live online auction sale - The auction sale on December 21-22 in Bamberg/Germany "live" on Philasearch.com (11/26/2007)

Christian Arbeiter's second auction sale offers a large selection of interesting material from Germany, Europe and overseas. Well worth to mention is a large selection of lots from a specialized cover collection Germany French occupation zone. Highlight of the auction is the large selection of lots and collections including everything from untouched collections up to dealer stocks. Not to be missed is a fantastic Sweden cover collection.

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SOTHEBY’S NOVEMBER 2007 EVENING SALE OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART TOTALS $269,741,600 (11/09/2007)

AUCTIONS RECORDS ESTABLISHED FOR FRANZ MARC, JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT, A SCULPTURE BY PABLO PICASSO, A WORK ON PAPER BY EGON SCHIELE AND A PAINTING BY MAX ERNST

New York, NY – November 7, 2007 – Sotheby’s autumn 2007 evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art totaled $269,741,000 and included the top price achieved this week, Paul Gauguin’s Te Poipoi (The Morning), one of the greatest Tahitian scenes by the artist remaining in private hands, which sold for $39,241,000. The painting, which for the past 62 years had formed part of the illustrious American collection of Joan Whitney Payson, was purchased by the Hong Kong collector Joseph Lau. Auction records were established for Franz Marc, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, for a sculpture by Pablo Picasso, a work on paper by Egon Schiele and a painting by Max Ernst. Ten lots sold for more than $10 million, 12 lots sold for over $5 million and 49 sold for $1 million or more. David Norman, Executive Vice President and a Chairman of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department Worldwide said, “Tonight’s sale, which brought the third highest total in Sotheby’s history, saw a market which very clearly responded to attractive, historically important property that was estimated in line with its expectations and resisted property that didn’t fit that criteria. American buyers purchased 44% of tonight’s sale by lot and Europeans bought 48%, and as noted, the top lot of the sale was purchased by Joseph Lau of Hong Kong.” As many as five bidders competed for the finest sculpture by Pablo Picasso to ever appear at auction, Tête de femme (Dora Maar), driving the final price to $29,161,000, a record for a sculpture by the artist at auction. Also by Picasso was Homme à la Pipe, from 1969, an outstanding work from the artist’s heroic final years which brought $11,810,000.

German Expressionist works were also among the top prices achieved this evening. Der Wasserfall (Frauen Unter Einem Wasserfall), a masterpiece by Franz Marc from 1912, sold to a bidder on the telephone for $20,201,000, a record for the artist at auction, and Lyonel Feininger’s Der Grüne Brucke (The Green Bridge) brought $10,121,000.
Leading off the evening sale was a collection of five spectacular watercolors by Egon Schiele from the family of Christian M. Nebehay, a patron of the artist. The collection brought a total of $17,941,000, above a high estimate of $11.5 million and was highlighted by a riveting self-portrait of the artist - Selbstbildnis mit kariertem Hemd (Self-Portrait with Checkered Shirt). It was the subject of a battle between two bidders, finally selling to a client in the room for $11,353,000, a record for a work on paper by the artist at auction (est. $4.5/6.5 million).
An auction record was also achieved for Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot when his Juive D’Alger (L’Italienne) sold for $4,745,000, exceeding the high estimate of $3.5 million. Five bidders competed for the stunning canvas which had once belonged to the prominent American collectors, Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer. Other Impressionist works offered tonight were Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Femmes dans un jardin, a magnificent landscape which sold for $12,249,000, considerably in excess of the $9.1 million it brought in 2006, and Le Palais Dario by Claude Monet which sold to a bidder in the room for $10,401,000. Three bidders competed for Joan Miró’s Le fermier et son épouse (The Farmer and his Wife). The gouache, which was painted in 1936, a year of extraordinary significance in the development of the artist’s work, was among the top ten lots of this evening’s sale bringing, $10,401,000.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium

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The most expensive and famous postage stamps of Austria (11/09/2007)

In a new page of sammler.com you find a list of the most famous and most expensive postage stamps of Austria.

Expensive Auistrian Stamps

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Special Switzerland Auction Dec. 4 in Zurich now on line (11/09/2007)

DAVID FELDMAN SA Special SWITZERLAND AUCTION - the "Atlantic" Collection - to be held in ZURICH December 4, 2007 at 14.00h AUCTION CATALOGUES & LIVE BIDDING ON LINE! A spectacular offer of over 270 lots, strong in CANTONAL and early FEDERAL issues in depth, plus postal history of the Engadine. Featured are mixed issues frankings such as Winterthur with Orts-Post (lot 10205) and Winterthur with Rayon I (lot 10206). BILINGUAL (German-English) catalogue available NOW on our web site. While the auction will take place in Zurich, you can bid live from anywhere in the world with our live auction software. All estimations in the catalogue are quoted in CHF and Euros, and bids can be accepted in these or any other currency (the auction is held in CHF).

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150-153 Corinphila Jubilee auction sale on December 1, 4-8 in Zurich / Switzerland (11/09/2007)

Around 5000 lots from all philatelic areas. Highlights are the strong section Switzerland, the specialized Cornelia Collection of classic Romanian issues, specialized collection Constantinople and specialized Duloz Issues of Turkey collections.

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Interesting collections (09/23/2007)

Our firm is seeking for the possibility to sell large number of stamps material (individual rarities, collections, albums), numismatic material (individual rarities), rare European paper money. We are currently offer: Rare postal history, A largest Zemstvo collection, Asian stamps/rarities, European banknotes collection, Australian coins, British philatelic rarities, Canadian philatelic rarities, Ancient coins, German coins, Netherlands coins, Indian coins, USA coins collection, Finish, French, Israel and Netherlands philatelic rarities, Spanish, Sweden, Swiss and USA philatelic rarities, Postal history, Russian and Soviet shares and bonds collection, Large British Africa collection, Large French colonies collection, Large Large Italy collection, Large Switzerland collection, Large GB collection, Large Finland collection, Large British West-Indies collection, Large France stamps and postal history of the end of 19th century collection
Please contact us for the detailed list and photos. We would be very much appreciate it if you might inform us about your area of interests as well.
Sincerely yours, Valentin Pochka
Kosmodamianskaya st. 39, Moscow, 139420, Russia
007 495 785.11.02

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Novosad: 12th auction of philatelic material with closing day 4.10.2007 (09/23/2007)

Dear Sir. We started 12th auction of philatelic material with closing day 4.10.2007. Auction catalogue is on website: www.filatelia-novosad.sk 
You can find in the catalogue material including postal history, postal stationery and covers, stamps, Zeppelin mail, the Napoleonic and Prussian wars, Field Post, postcards, railway mail and ship mail, polar mail, censorship, Judaica, propaganda, UN missions , Olympic Games and sport, photographs, books etc. Best regards, Ing. Robert Novosad

More: www.filatelia-novosad.sk 

Regency-Superior Auctions Public Auction #63 (09/14/2007)

LOCATION: SESCAL Stamp Show Official Auctioneer Radisson Hotel-Los Angeles Airport
DATE: October 13-14, 2007
For complimentary auction catalog: CALL: (800) 782-0066 or (314) 361-5699 OR FAX: (314) 361-5677 OR WRITE: Regency-Superior 229 N. Euclid Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108 OR EMAIL: info@regencystamps.com
The complete Auction is available on our website for viewing and bidding at: www.RegencySuperior.com .
Featuring over 3,600 lots of better USA and Worldwide singles, sets, covers, collections and box lots. An outstanding selection of USA and Foreign Classics many with no reserves.

370. nordphila online auction closing date: Monday, September 24th, 2007 1700 h MEZ (11 a.m. US EAST) (09/14/2007)

Our 370. nordphila stamp auction is online. We present a high-quality offer of 6300 lots from around the world. Virtually all lots are accompanied by high quality color scans. You will find a special offer of: German States, rare Zeppelin Mail, German Colonies and MSP, German Occupation Issues (Dünkirchen, Festung Lorient and St. Nazaire), Local stamps with Fredersdorf and Großräschen, Allied Occupation of Germany, Europe and Oversee with rare Fieldpost and Airmail, etc. Use our website to view the sale and place bids online through our secure server. The entire sale can be now viewed on our website

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NEWS from PhilaSearch.com: 118. Alexander Schulz auction sale on September 29 in Nuremberg (09/14/2007)

Part of the large auction offer including over 2000 lots from all over the world. Many lots and collections from all over the world.

Here you can view all auction lots at philasearch.com 

DAVID FELDMAN SA Auction October 2-6, 2007 (09/14/2007)

AUCTION CATALOGUES NOW ON LINE!

Eclectic, comprehensive, diverse, specialised - with rare stamps and covers, fascinating collections, important high values and exhibition show pieces from all over, including:
ALL WORLD - Europe & Colonies, British Empire, Olympics & Thematics including Polar and Pigeon Mail, plus Overseas including Egypt, USA, etc.
SWEDEN - the "Kristall" Collection plus other Scandinavia and Finland - nearly 1300 lots with many specialised and general collections as well as individual "gems"
BRAZIL - the Meyer Family Collection of Imperial issues featuring the famous "Bull's Eyes" including the unique First Complete Set of the Americas on one cover
SWITZERLAND - Classic rarities to modern, with many large lots and collections
COLLECTIONS, LOTS & ESTATES – over 450 lots, with many specialised and general collections offered intact
RARITIES OF THE WORLD - our semi-annual selection, including important stamps and covers from numerous countries and several valuable collections

Check out the catalogues, order them, search the auctions by key word, place bids before the auction, or bid live during the sale - you can do it all from our web site, www.davidfeldman.com 

Collectplaza October 2007 auction now online! (09/14/2007)

The CollectPlaza International Auctions Team has the pleasure to invite you to attend the October 8, 2007 Auction. We offer a broad variety of collectables in the field of Numismatics, Bonds and Shares, Stamps, History and Economy. As of now our interactive online auction can be found on the Internet. More information and free registration: see our website www.collectplaza-auctions.com . The online part of the auction will close on October 7 at 18.00 hrs CET.
We hope to welcome you in our auction room on October 8, 2007 at:
Van der Valk Bijhorst Hotel Zijdeweg 54 NL-2245 BZ Wassenaar The Netherlands
Viewing is possible at the hotel in Wassenaar on Sunday, October 7 from 12.00 - 16.00 hrs and on Monday, October 8, from 09.00 - 12.00 hrs in the auction room (or by prior appointment at our offices before October 7, 2007).
We are always interested in quality material for our next international auctions, so please contact us should you have any material you may wish to bring in. The CollectPlaza International Auctions Team

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CONSTANTINE THE GREAT - Exhibition in Trier, 2 June to 4 November 2007 (07/30/2007)

In a major highlight in the calendar of the European Capital of Culture 2007, Luxembourg and Greater Region, the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate is joining forces with the Bishopric of Trier and the City of Trier to stage an important cultural and historical exhibition, “Constantine the Great”. In displays at three venues – the Rhine State Museum in Trier (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), the Bishopric Cathedral and Diocese Museum (Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum) and the Simeonstift City Museum (Stadtmuseum Simeonstift) – treasured exhibits will document the life of Constantine and his pivotal role in the history of Europe. 1400 showpieces from 160 internationally renowned museums such as the Louvre in Paris, Capitoline Museums in Rome, the Vatican and the British Museum in London will be on display, in addition to new finds from ancient Trier that will be seen in public for the first time, providing visitors with a comprehensive image of this eventful age. The exhibition is taking place under the patronage of the German Federal President Horst Köhler.

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New set of Slovak coins 2007: Historical Regions of Slovakia – Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont (07/28/2007)

Dear collector, we are pleased to introduce you a new set of Slovak coins 2007 from the edition “Historical Regions of Slovakia – Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont“. The coin set Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont contains 5 Slovak circulating coins extended by a two-side bimetal token Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont. The fully colored cover of the coin set provides interesting information and beautiful pictures of these unique Slovak regions. If you are interested in this coin set, please visit www.mint.sk , write us an email at sales "at" mint "dot" sk or visit and use "write us" section at http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_form.php?lang=en 
Please do not forget to provide us your full name, postal address and number of pieces.

Claude Monet’s Nymphéas of 1904 sells for £18.5 million at Sotheby’s London (07/04/2007)

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007 -- Claude Monet’s Nymphéas of 1904, a ground-breaking work and one of the finest of Monet’s famous waterlily series ever to have come to the market, tonight realised £18,500,000 ($36,724,350) at Sotheby’s in London. No fewer than eight determined bidders drove the price from £8 million up to the final figure, when the hammer fell to a private Asian collector bidding over the telephone. This was the second highest price ever achieved for a work by the artist at auction. (The previous record of £19.8 ($33 million) was achieved for Bassin aux Nymphéas of 1900 at Sotheby’s London in 1998). The Monet was the top lot in a sale which realised £80,395,200 ($159,592,512) – the third highest total for a sale of Impressionist and Modern Art at Sotheby’s London. The sale also set a benchmark in terms of the average lot price realised in any single session: the average lot price of £2.17 million is unprecedented in any auction ever held in London.

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Selling  and Buying of Collectibles (06/11/2007)

If you want to sell collectibles send us an E-Mail and describe what you want to sell. We will show your announcement for three months

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June 24th “Collections & Various” Auction (05/29/2007)

This “Collections & Various” auction is slated for Sunday, June 24th at the ASDA Mega-Event show at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The auction consists of 456 lots and includes over 100 U.S and Possessions lots highlighted by 3 lots estimated at $10,000+; 70+ British Commonwealth collections including Great Britain, and Canada; 160+ Foreign country and general collections highlighted by Austria, China, Germany & Colonies, Mexico, and Thailand; and 90+ Worldwide collections with an intact collection of 180+ Scott Specialty albums estimated $30,000-35,000.

Go to our web site at www.harmerschau.com  to review the lots or to request a catalog

Second coin set of year 2007 - Czech and Slovak coins 2007 (05/21/2007)


The second coin set of the year 2007 is an unique set of Czech and Slovak circulation coins 2007 with the motif "Nature beauties of Czech Republic and Slovakia"

This is the first coin set created and issued as a result of cooperation of mints in Slovakia and Czech Republic. The set consists of two individual coin sets - Czech and Slovak. Both coin sets contains circulation coins of a country, Slovak coin set additionally contain a special token with the motif of Slovak nature beauties - National Parks.

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New coin set 2007 - 100th birth anniversary of Gejza Dusik (05/21/2007)

Dear collector, we would like to inform you that Mint Kremnica issued the first set of Slovak coins 2007 "Famous persons of Slovak music - 100th birth anniversary of Gejza Dusik". This unique coin set includes five Slovak circulation coins and a token with the motif of 100th birth anniversary of Gejza Dusik - a famous Slovak composer, founder of Slovak operetta and tango. Part of the coin set is also a special gift - exclusive CD containing the most famous musical works of the author performed by legendary Slovak singers. Kremnica mint offers to its customers a limited number of this coin set in amount 5000 pcs. Price of the coin set in EUR is available at www.mint.sk 

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Shreves Auction Galleries on June 11, 2007 in New York City (05/12/2007)

Sale of the William H. Gross collection of Great Britain postage stamps with the entire sale proceeds to benefit the non-profit organization Doctors Without Borders

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199th Edgar Mohrmann auction sale on May 21-22, 2007 in Hamburg (05/12/2007)

Large selection of single items and lots and collection. Highlights are the sale of classic british covers as well as a huge selection of mint banknotes.

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364. nordphila online auction - closing date: Monday, May 21st, 2007 1700 h MEZ (11 a.m. US EAST) (05/12/2007)

Our 364. nordphila stamp auction is online. We present a high-quality offer of 5100 lots from around the world. Virtually all lots are accompanied by high quality color scans. You will find a special offer of: German States, German Colonies, Airmail, German Occupation Issues, Europe with Austria, Sweden, France, Switzerland, US Airmail, etc. Use our website to view the sale and place bids online through our secure server. The entire sale can be now viewed on our .

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NEWS from PhilaSearch.com: Briefmarken Pfaffinger Live auction on May 3rd (04/20/2007)

Live on philasearch. com. Exclusive offer of German rarities in luxurious condition.

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NEWS from PhilaSearch.com: Viennafil Auction on May 12 2007 in Vienna (04/20/2007)

Over 2400 offers including single lots as well as collections with strong sections Austria, Italy and Germany.

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NEWS from PhilaSearch.com: 139 Rauss & Fuchs Auction Sale (04/20/2007)

On may 4-5 in Stuttgart/Germany. International auction sale with over 4000 offers. Strong section Liechtenstein specialized as well as a large selection of coins and medals from all over the world. And as always hundreds of lots and collections as well as cover lots.

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Set of silver replicas of Karol Robert's coins (03/18/2007)

Dear collector, on the occasion of the 675th anniversary of promotion Kremnica to a free royal town and establishment of Kremnica Mint was issued a set of silver replicas of Karol Robert's coins. Since by the production of coins were partially used original techniques - same as in the past, the coins differ in individual sizes and weights. The mentioned inaccuracies reflect the quality in which the coins used to be produced (hand made production, using hammer). We used silver (Ag 925/1000) as the material for production of coins, florins are gold plated. Dies were hand made by Kremnica's engraver Jan Alleram.
The replicas were made in limited edition of 250 pcs, with certificate.
Florén 21mm, 3.5 g, Groš SP 26mm, 3.4 g,Denár SP 16mm, 0.60 g Obol SP 9mm, 0.30 g
We offer you the replicas of Karol Robert coins for a special price only 56 EUR. Code of product: 671133

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361. nordphila online auction (03/02/2007)

Closing date: Monday, March 26th, 2007 1700 h MEZ (11 a.m. US EAST)

Our 361. nordphila stamp auction is online! We present a high-quality offer of 5300 lots from around the world. Virtually all lots are accompanied by high quality color scans. You will find a special offer of: German States, German Colonies, Airmail, German Occupation Issues, Europe with Austria, Sweden, France, Switzerland, US Airmail, etc. Use our website to view the sale and place bids online through our secure server. The entire sale can be now viewed on our website.

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Books, Catalogs and Literature for Collectors of banknotes and paper money (02/23/2007)

If you don't know the value of your banknotes and if you have a lot of banknotes for which you want to determine the value the best way is to buy one of the following catalogs, which you find at the banknote books page of sammler.com

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Aland Stamp Issue at 02/01/2007: Dazzling Peonies in a Green Summer Setting (02/21/2007)

A new series of postal labels, FRAMA, featuring old garden plants started in 2006. In March, the time has come for the second issue of this series and this time, we find Åland cottage peonies on the labels.
The Swedish artist Inga-Karin Eriksson has designed the 2007 labels with dazzling peonies spreading out across the label.
A peony spray adorns the first day cover, and the motif of the first day cancellation is that of a peony bud.

Date of issue: 1 March 2007
Artist: Inga-Karin Eriksson
Denominations: €0.55; 0.70; 0.75; 0.85
Price series: €2.80
Price FDC: €3.30
Size: 40.00 x 30.34 mm
Paper: Fluorescens, 105 g/m²
Printing method: 5-colour offset
Printing house: Post Danmark

Briefmarke Aland Weihnachten 2006 Briefmarke Aland Weihnachten 2006
Briefmarke Aland Weihnachten 2006

Catalog of United States Paper Money (01/26/2007)

This 24th edition of the most comprehensive resource on U.S. currency is the one guide collectors need to stay on top of an intensely active paper money market. Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money delivers updated pricing information in three grades and more than 600 illustrations highlighting paper money printed in the U.S. since the 1860s.
  • More than 5,500 listings and 11,000 valuations provide collectors with the most complete information about U.S. paper money
  • Current pricing information keeps collectors up-to-date
  • 600+ photos for easy identification
  • Hardcover: 210 pages

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Catalog for Gold and Platinum Coins from the 1500s to present (01/26/2007)

With over 1,200 pages, this hardcover volume covers gold coins, date-by-date, from the 1500s to present, including palladium, platinum and off-metal sister issues. Complete date/mint listings, actual weights, current values in five grades of condition, along with crisp obverse and reverse photos help make this extraordinary volume the most desired coin reference available.

More: Standard Catalog Of World Gold Coins: Platinum and Palladium issues included

New silver 200 SKK commemorative coin - Jozef Maximilian Petzval (01/12/2007)

Dear collector, the second January week was issued the first silver 200 SKK commemorative coin of this year. The coin is issued on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jozef Maximilian Petzval - a famous Slovak mathematician, physicist, one the founders of geometrical optics, modern photography and cinematography, inventor of lens. Kremnica mint offers to its customers a limited number of this coin. If you are interested in this coin, please write us an email at sales "at" mint "dot" sk or visit and use "write us" section.

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The Most Expensive an Valuable Disc at ebay.com: VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO 1966 Acetate LP ANDY WARHOL (12/08/2006)

In the moment will arguably the rarest and most valuable Rock LP be auctioned at ebay.com. It is a auction for a unique 12" LP acetate whose unearthing has been storied in several international news features, periodicals and a documentary over the last several years including Rolling Stone Magazine (December 30, 2004), Mojo Magazine (May 2005), U.K. Record Collector Magazine (May 2005), Goldmine Magazine (December 8, 2006), The Globe & Mail (May 28, 2005 and January 14, 2006), and the 2006 Documentary "Velvet Underground Under Review (An Independent Critical Analysis).
16 hours before the end of the auction the highest bid was 155,001 US $

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The Everything Coin Collecting Book: All You Need to Start Your Collection And Trade for Profi (12/08/2006)

Are you one of the 125 million coin collectors in the United States? Whether you're a beginner or an avid collector, The Everything Coin Collecting Book is your accessible reference for this exciting and profitable hobby. Written by a well-known numismatic authority, this is only authoritative guide written in an approachable style for every reader.

Read The Everything Coin Collecting Book and you'll learn about:

  • Starting and maintaining a collection
  • Coin terminology
  • Grading and authenticating coins
  •  Rarity and coin values

Covering it all-from starting a collection, to selling and trading like a pro-this is the all-in-one guide you need to maintain a successful collection and trade for profit.

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Standard Catalog Of Comic Books (11/10/2006)

An interesting catalog of comic books:

As the demand for new and vintage comic books soars, Standard Catalog of(r) Comic Books delivers an unparalleled volume of comic book history and up-to-date prices.
Now in its 4th edition, this reference features more than 5,000 new issues and over 50,000 new facts about comic books published in North America in the last 70 years. Each listing provides collectors and dealers with original price, cover date, creator names, story titles, character appearances, original print runs, sales figures, and more. This edition gives enthusiasts something they won't find in any other comic book guide - updated information from the monthly price guide magazine, Comics Buyer's Guide, the world's longest-running comics magazine.

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NEWS from PhilaSearch.com (11/10/2006)

More information and all items can be found here

DAVID FELDMAN SA - DECEMBER 3, 2006 AUCTIONS (11/03/2006)

Three extraordinary sales, to be held simultaneously in Geneva and Monte Carlo, offering over 5 million Euro (nearly US$ 6.5 million) estimated value of classic stamps and postal history in 503 lots.
RARITIES OF THE WORLD & the "Saint Louis" MAURITIUS: also including the Lange "Via Panama" postal history, Grand Prix Sarawak, Turkey Toughra issues, and other great collections and individual items from the world over (Aden to USA).
Download or view the catalogues at http://www.davidfeldman.com/PDF_2006/064/064Download_page.htm

CLASSIC ROMANIA: the legendary Tomasini-Kunzi Grand Prix collection, with the most important showing of the famous Moldavia "Bulls" in the highest possible quality since the Caspary and Burrus sales.
Download or view the catalogue at http://www.davidfeldman.com/PDF_2006/064/064Download_page.htm

EGYPT & FOREIGN OFFICES: The "Nile" Collection, Part II, covering the Napoleonic period through the first three issues, with Egypt Used Abroad.
Download or view the catalogue at http://www.davidfeldman.com/PDF_2006/064/064Download_page.htm

Check them out on our web site, where you can also order the catalogues, at http://www.davidfeldman.com/auction/cat_order.htm

The auctions will be held simultaneously in Geneva and in Monte Carlo, with live bidding via the internet from everywhere in the world. To try out our internet bidding software, go to http://www.davidfeldman.com/live/practice.html  and to register as an internet bidder, go to http://www.davidfeldman.com/register.html

DAVID FELDMAN SA
P.O. Box 81 - 175, route de Chancy
1213 Onex, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Tel. +41 22 727 0777 - Fax +41 22 727 0778
Web site: http://www.davidfeldman.com

Interactive Mapping of Coin and Stamp Dealers across the US (10/27/2006)

Hi, About 6 months ago, Mapmuse.com began a project- the interactive mapping of coin and stamp shops across the US. We initially researched and populated these maps ourselves, with the idea in mind that the public would subsequently add to, and enhance, the information we provided. We mapped each coin or stamp, and provided space for a written description, photo, and link to a website. Since this project was launched, coin and stamp enthusiasts have made hundreds of additions and enhancements to our maps. If you were one of these contributers, we'd like to thank you for your help!
If you know of any rock coin or stamp shops in your local community that are new or have closed in the last six months, I am writing to ask that you make those changes to the maps. Also, please feel free to add any shops or clubs that are still missing.

The link to the Coin Shops Map is as follows: http://find.mapmuse.com/re1/interest.php?brandID=COIN_DEALERS

The link for the Stamp Shops Map is: http://find.mapmuse.com/re1/interest.php?brandID=STAMP_DEALERS

If you have a coin or stamp related blog or website, a link or a mention would be greatly appreciated. It is through links, and improving search results that we are able to provide this service to consumers and businesses free of charge. Thanks, Cindy Jett

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US Presidents on Stamps  (10/07/2006)

The United States were ruled by 43 presidents since 1789. The first US stamp 1847 pictured Benjamin Franklin. The second stamp of this first US stamp set pictured George Washington. Since this time a lot of US stamps with presidents were issued. So it's time to present a list of all US presidents who are pictured on stamps of the United States.

Here you will find the list of these stamps with presidents

New Stamp Issues on Åland Islands (09/26/2006)

The Åland Post issues new stamps in September and October:
Tattoos – Traditional Body Art and By Horse and Sleigh to the Christmas Service

More about these stamp issues of Åland

Stamp of Aland

Values of Bust Halves 1807 - 1839 (08/26/2006)

New coin values at sammler.com:

Values of Bust Half Dollars 1807 - 1839

Bust Half Dollar

New Coin Catalogs (08/18/2006)

A lot of new coin catalogs were issued to help to determine the values of coins:

More books about coins

International Fair Collector 2006 in Prague in September 2006 (08/04/2006)

Dear Madam and Sir, please have look at the list of exhibitors at International Fair Collector 2006 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dear exhibitors and visitors from oversea: Your stay in Prague you can combine with the shows in Berlin and London. Both start couple of days after our fair.

More: http://www.ppa.cz/?page=sber_sezvyst_en

New Scott Stamp Catalogs for the year 2007 (07/18/2005)

The Scott stamp catalogs help you to determine the values of your stamps. The following new catalogs will be issued within year 2007:

Scott 2007 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue:
Vol 1: United States and Affiliated Territories, United Nations, Countries of the World, A-B 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor) 
Paperback Vol 1

Here you find the values of all official stamps of United States and Affiliated Territories, United Nations, Countries of the World  A-B 
This catalog is the most important catalog for US stamps

Scott 2007 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World C-F (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 2: Countries C-F) 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor) 
Paperback Vol 2

Here you find the values of all official stamps of Countries of the World  C-F 

Scott 2007 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World G-I (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 3: Countries G-I) 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
Paperback Vol 3

Here you find the values of all official stamps of Countries of the World  G-I

Scott 2007 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World J-O (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 4: Countries J-O) 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
Paperback Vol 4

Here you find the values of all official stamps of Countries of the World  J-O

Scott 2007 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World P-Sl (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 5: Countries P-Sl) 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
Paperback Vol 5

Here you find the values of all official stamps of Countries of the World  P-Sl

Scott 2007 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World So-Z (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 6: Countries So-Z) 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
Paperback Vol 6

Here you find the values of all official stamps of Countries of the World  So-Z

2007 Scott US Specialized Catalogue

(Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps) by James E. Kloetzel (Paperback - Oct 15, 2006)

Here you find the values of all official stamps  of the USA
2007 Scott Classic Catalogue 1840 - 1940

covers the World from 1840-1940 (Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue) by James E. Kloetzel (Hardcover - Nov 15, 2006)

World stamps from 1840-1940

Here you find the values of all official stamps of the World from 1840 - 1940

Books about Stamps in sammler.com gift gallery A lot of interesting books in the sammler.com gift gallery

New banknote catalog for modern world banknotes (07/18/2006)

Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: Modern Issues 1961-Date Issued June 2006

Relatively inexpensive and easily accessible materials are two very good reasons the world paper money market is the hot collecting category it is today. With new notes and information more available than ever before, this segment of the hobby doesn't require collectors to travel the world looking for new items to add to their collection; a trip to a local dealer or auction can turn up many interesting finds.

In this comprehensive guide collectors of all experience levels will find helpful information in:

Paperback - 1064 pages

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sammler.com Art Database: Value Database for Art - Values of Art  (07/14/2006)

sammler.com Art Database: Value Database for Art - Values of Art

The art database shows prices of arts in art auctions and of price lists of art dealers. So you can determine the values of paintings, skulptures, carvings, graphics and prints.

More in the art database

New Stamp Issues on Åland Islands (07/14/2006)

The Åland Post issues on 4 August 2006 stamps with the topics "Åland Scenery in Lemland and Sottunga" and "Director Åke Lindman's Åland".

More about these stamp issues of Åland

Briefmarke von Aland

Values of US Seated Liberty Dollars 1840 - 1873 (06/02/2006)

New coin values at sammler.com:

Values of Seated Liberty Dollars 1840 - 1873

Seated Liberty Dollar

World Philatelic Exhibition in Washington 2006  (05/26/2006)

From May 27 to June 3rd the exhibition will be held at the  convention center in Washington DC.

Information regarding the show can be found at: http://www.washington-2006.org

30 Lira Coin from Turkey: Total Solar Eclips TURKEY  (04/28/2006)

Turkey issued a 30 Lira Coin with the topic "Total Solar Eclips TURKEY".
Face Value: 30 New Turkish Lira
Metal 0.925 Silver
Diameter 38.61 mm
Weight (gr.) 23.33 gr.
Quality Proof- Gold Plated
Mintage: 5000
Artist Nesrin EKÞÝ

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New Euro Proof Set 2006 of France (04/21/2006)

The Proof Set 2006 of France is now available on the website of the French Mint.

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The Official Red Book: a Guide Book of Indian And Flying Eagle Cents (04/21/2006)

You might like to know that Richard Snow's The Official Red Book: a Guide Book of Indian And Flying Eagle Cents will be released in paperback soon. You can pre-order your copy at a savings of 35% by following the link below.

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2007 Redbook a Guide Book of Us Coins  (04/21/2006)

You might like to know that R. S. Yeoman's newest book, 2007 Redbook a Guide Book of Us Coins (Guide Book of United States Coins), will be released in paperback soon. You can pre-order your copy at a savings of 23% by following the link below.

2007 Redbook a Guide Book of Us Coins

New at sammler.com: Gift Gallery and Shopping Guide for collectors (03/03/2006)

The sammler.com shopping guide shows collectors  interesting gifts, books and more for collectors. Direct product links of the sammler.com - gift gallery will lead you to the online shop which offers this product.

More at the sammler.com gift gallery for collectors

Gift gallery and shopping guide for colelctors

New 5 Euro Coin: 150th anniversary of the Åland demilitarization (03/03/2006)

On 30 March, the Post starts selling a special set holding an Åland commemorative €5 coin. It is issued in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Åland demilitarization celebrated in 2006.
The commemorative coin ‘Demilitarization 150 Years’ is coined by Mint of Finland in co-operation with the Landskapsregering, the Government of Åland. The motif of this beautiful commemorative coin made from so-called ‘Nordic Gold’ (copper) is a stunted pine and a dove of peace steering a rustic postal boat. The artist is Pertti Mäkinen.

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2006 Euro Coin Set of the Åland Post (01/03/2006)

The Åland Post puts one or two sets of Finish euro coins on the market each year. Apart from the coins, the set also contains an Åland stamp. The price for this year’s set is € 25.00.

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Kitsch and Art Postcards (12/09/2005)

The first picture postcards were published about 120 - 130 years ago. Soon the first art postcard were issued. Since the transition from art fo "kitsch" is flowing soon the first postcards with kitsch motives appeared. Especially during the time shortly before World War I the most kitsch cards were printed.
They are not only historically interesting, since they reflect the spirit of their time and their poeple, but also they are often showing nice and interesting motives.

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Kitsch postcards

About Stamps of the Åland Islands (12/09/2005)

An independent little island way up North has awakened an international interest among stamp collectors. Katja Rikberg at the post offices Philately department proudly says that the Åland postal services now have 56.000 subscribers to the Åland stamps. The subscribers are located in more than 100 different countries all around the globe.

Åland has issued its own stamps since 1984 and since 1993 the Post office at Åland is also independent. All stamp issues are carefully planned and quality, beauty and postal purpose has always been its first consideration.

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Briefmarkenausgabe Alandinseln 2005

Stamp of the Åland Islands issued for the exhibition Mare Balticum '05

Coins database with values of German coins (11/14/2005)

The new coin database of sammler.com shows you the values of coins from Germany. The values are estimated average prices of German dealers in Euro.

More: Values of German Coins

5 Reichsmark 1932 with oak tree

5 Reichsmark 1932 with oak tree

New Page at sammler.com about Stamps of the Åland Islands (11/14/2005)

An independent little island way up North has awakened an international interest among stamp collectors. Katja Rikberg at the post offices Philately department proudly says that the Åland postal services now have 56.000 subscribers to the Åland stamps. The subscribers are located in more than 100 different countries all around the globe.

Åland has issued its own stamps since 1984 and since 1993 the Post office at Åland is also independent. All stamp issues are carefully planned and quality, beauty and postal purpose has always been its first consideration.

Aland Stamps

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Åland Stamp Issuing Program 2006 (11/14/2005)

The stamp issuing program of the Åland Post for next year comprises many interesting issues.
A total of 15 new stamps will see the light of day starting in January.

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International Fair Collector Sammler Sberatel Prague (10/12/2005)

Please visit the website of our fair where you will find the  final report & photo galery 2005 and information about our next fair fair on September 15-17 2006

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Podivejte se na web veletrhu, kde najdete zaverecnou zpravu a fotogalerii 2005 a info o veletrhu  15 – 17. zari 2006: http://www.sberatel.info

New World Coin Catalog (10/07/2005)

The 33rd edition of this incomparable reference is the only single volume available offering complete coverage from 1901 to present. More than one million prices are provided (listings price coins in up to five grades of condition) along with nearly 50,000 obverse and reverse illustrations to make coin identification fast and easy.
All prices have been thoroughly researched, reviewed and updated to reflect current market values. Hundreds of new coin listings have been added, along with hundreds of new and improved illustrations, including many 2004-2005 issues. Plus, descriptions have been revised and expanded to include more detail.
-Complete coverage of known world coins from 1901 to present -More than one million current prices in up to five grades of condition -Includes bullion charts, grading information, foreign exchange table, alphabet conversion charts, and a complete index by country and denomination

  • More than 1,000,000 up-to-date prices on world coins of the twentieth century.
  • about 50,000 clear photos for simple identification and grading assistance.
  • Only world coin book of its kind 
  • 2335 pages

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2006 Standard Catalog of World Coins

New US Coin Catalog (10/07/2005)

Prices are rising sharply for U.S. coins, and the collectors need to keep up on present values with the most respected resource for updated pricing, North American Coins & Prices. This extensive reference offers collectors complete listings and prices for all U.S. coins, as well as listings and prices for Canadian and Mexican issues.

More than 1,500 photos and easy-to-follow descriptions and specifications featured in this ultimate volume provide readers of all experience levels with important details for a solid collection. In addition, collectors get information on the state of the market, more than 45,000 listings for everything from early American copper coins to modern mint and proof sets, new issues and state quarters. Also featured is an error identification guide, which should prove handy with errors enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

  • Complete coverage of all North American coins gives collectors a one-stop source for researching coins
  • Current values for 45,000+ coins
  • 1,500 detailed photos provide for easy identification
  • 595 pages

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2006 North American Coins & Prices

International Fair Collector 2005 in Prague on September 16-18 (09/14/2005)

Visit our International Fair Collector (philately, numismatics, phonecards, minerals)  on September 16-18 in Prague. http://www.ppa.cz/?page=sberatel_en

Navštivte náš mezinárodní veletrh Sběratel (filatelie, numismatika, telefonní karty, minerály)  16. – 18.září v Praze: http://www.sberatel.info

Stamp Catalogs and Literature (05/20/2005)

If you have a lot of stamps for which you want determine the value the best way is to buy a catalog where you find the actual values of your stamps.

We made now a list of the best stamp catalogs and literature ...

New coin values at sammler.com (05/19/2005)

NEWS from PhilaSearch.com (05/13/2005)

234. Heinrich Koehler Auction Sale on May 31 until June 4 in Wiesbaden/Germany. Large international auction sale with over 8800 offers.
Highlight of the auction is the sale of the Audrey Hepburn Stamp. Also excellent special section Olympic Games.
More information and all items can be found here


PHILA-LIVE 5-Euro "Live" online Auction Sale "Live"-Auction on Sunday May 15 at 7.00pm MET. great offer of over 300 Auction lots all starting at 5-Euros each.
Highlights are: Complete Sheets of the 6 and 12 Pf Hitler head American propaganda forgeries for Germany in MNH condition.
Michel Catalogue values are 1.750,00 Euro and 2.2500,00 Euro.
Also there is a German Empire Ostropa Souvenir sheet with special cancellation. Bids can be placed from now on.
More information and all items can be found here

More:  http://www.philasearch.com

New French 1 1/2 Euro coin to remember end of WWII (05/13/2005)

The end of the second mondial war

Weight 22,20 gr = 0,78 oz
Diameter 37mm = 1.45 inch
Mintage 50 000
Metal Silver 900/1000
Quality Proof
Face value 1 euros 1/2
Description To remind us of the strong link between the creation of the European Community and this long-lasting peace, the coin carries the inscription "Europe makes peace" and on the reverse "peace makes Europe".

More and the official French Mint

Le Bulletin Numismatique numero 9 de cgb.fr / New Numismatique Bulletin of cgb in French (05/06/2005)

Bonjour !
Pour consulter votre BN009 au format PDF, cliquez ici : (Attention près de 2 Mo)
http://www.cgb.fr/bn/bn.html

French mint news: Nouveautés numismatiques / New coins in April (05/06/2005)

These coins can be ordered at the online shop of the french mint

New French 1/4 Euro Jules Verne Coin (05/06/2005)

The french mint issued a coin in common metal, more generic, whose theme is "The fantastic World of Jules Verne".

It can be ordered at the online shop of the french mint

Anniversary of the European Union Flag on French Euro Coins (03/24/2005)

The anniversary of the European Union flag is the perfect occasion to mint a special Europa Collector Coin and to mix together in gold the blue colour of the flag and the yellow colour of the stars. 4 versions of this coin will be sold by Monnaie de Paris (see our technical specifications). See the 3 former versions of this coin.

[To discover 100 euro gold, 10 euro gold and 1,5 euro silver]

New at sammler.com: About Collecting Sportcards (03/04/2005)

It is a very interesting hobby to collect sportcards. So the collecting of sports trading cards  is not only in America very popular but also in other countries. So some rarities of sportcards of the 50s have a value until up to $20,000! ...

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New Numismatique Bulletin of cgb in French (03/04/2005)

Bonjour ! Pour consulter votre BN007 au format PDF, cliquez ici.

More: http://www.cgb.fr/bn/bn.html 

New French 1 1/2 Euro coin to remember end of WWII (03/04/2005)

The end of the second mondial war

Weight 22,20 gr = 0,78 oz
Diameter 37mm = 1.45 inch
Mintage 50 000
Metal Silver 900/1000
Quality Proof
Face value 1 euros 1/2
Description To remind us of the strong link between the creation of the European Community and this long-lasting peace, the coin carries the inscription "Europe makes peace" and on the reverse "peace makes Europe".

More and the official French Mint

Stamp Auction Sale - 28 February 2005 (02/11/2005)

Dear Customer / Collector, Our forthcoming Auction Sale is currently on line at www.antoniotorres.com
Comprising: "Worldwide Postal History Selection" - 403 Lots - & "Serruya-Neabra Mexico Classics Collection"  - 512 Lots -
closure: 28 February, 2005
At our website, you can check photos of most of the lots, including many accumulations and collections, as they are now almost completed.
A free-printable version of the catalogue can be downloaded from our site.
If you prefer a fully color printed catalogue and you wish to guarantee its reception on time, please send us U$ 25 or U$ 35 for ROW (credit cards / US personal cheque) to cover shipping fees by FedEx. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further details. Truly yours, Antonio Torres PTS, ASDA

More: www.antoniotorres.com

Collection Studio a program for collectors (02/11/2005)

Collection Studio is a program which tracks your collection items such as coins, banknotes, stamps, posters, etc and shows the whole or partial collection with different points of view. Easy-to-use tools will help you to change information, share it with friends, allowing collection to grow...

More:  www.collectionstudio.com

New Scott Stamp Catalogs for the year 2005 (01/22/2005)

Scott 2005 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue: 
Vol 1: United States and Affiliated Territories, United Nations, Countries of the World, A-B 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor) 
Paperback Vol 1

Here you find the values of all official stamps of United States and Affiliated Territories, United Nations, Countries of the World  A-B 

This catalog is the most important catalog for US stamps

Scott 2005 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World C-F (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 2: Countries C-F 2000) 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor) 
Paperback Vol 2

Here you find the values of all official stamps of Countries of the World  C-F 

Scott 2005 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World G-I (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 3: Countries G-I) 
by James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
Paperback Vol 3

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Scott 2005 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World J-O (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 4: Countries J-O) 
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Scott 2005 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World P-Sl (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 5: Countries P-Sl) 
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Scott 2004 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue : Countries of the World So-Z (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol 6: Countries So-Z) 
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David Feldman Auction is currently preparing the lotting and descriptions for May sale (01/07/2005)

May 15 to 18, 2005. We are currently preparing the lotting and descriptions for this May sale and are seeking important singles lots for our "Rarities of the World"
sale, general single lots and collections for our All World sales. Remember minimum estimate per lot can be as low as Sfr. 200. Of course we also seek major exhibition and all sorts of specialised collections. Remember, the sooner we receive your material the more time we have for careful preparation.
Latest date to receive material for the May sale is:
February 28, 2005.
With that news we would like to wish you all a happy Christmas & a Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
David Feldman SA
For further information please contact: Marcus Orsi Managing Director
E-Mail Phone: +41 22 727 0779

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Stolen antiques (10/22/2004)

Dear Madam/Sir, In a sophisticated burglary, the items described below were stolen from the manor house and museum Saebygaard (Saeby, Denmark: http://www.saeby-museum.dk/Saebygard.htm) between 10 and 13 July 2004. Immediately after the theft, the local police informed Interpol, but unfortunately the search has yielded no results. In the early 1990s, the Arenfeldt family donated Saebygaard and its furniture, paintings, library and archive to a foundation to ensure its preservation for future generations. Since 1682 Saebygaard remained in the same family and this degree of continuity means that a unique and uniquely documented collection of furniture and objects has developed there. As it will appear from the description below, one of the stolen objects – a large wall mirror from the late 1600s, is thus known from the inventories compiled upon the death of Holger Pachs in 1698 and had been at Saebygaard for more then three centuries when it was stolen in July.
As a representative of the Arenfeldt-family, I would be most grateful if you would circulate the information about the objects to your business contacts and colleagues.

Photographs of the stolen objects can be seen on  http://www.politi.dk/hjaelppolitiet/Efterlysninger/120804_tyveri_P53/P53_kunsttyveri.htm
Should you come across one or more of the objects, please contact the local police in Frederikshavn: Frederikshavn Politi, Department of Criminal Investigation
Ph. no. + 45 9622 1448  E-mail: frederikshavn-krim@politi.dk 
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Frederikshavn Politi or myself.
Thank you for your time and help in this matter. Sincerely, Pernille Arenfeldt Researcher, cand. mag. Pernille Arenfeldt
Dept. of History and Civilisation European University Institute Via dei Roccettini 9 I-50016 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI)
Italy OR Saebygaardvej 60 DK-9300 Saeby Denmark
E-mail: pernille.arenfeldt@iue.it

Description of the stolen objects:

1. Wall mirror, second half of the 1600s. Large central mirror (93.5 x 69 cm) framed by eight smaller rectangular mirrors and crowned by a symmetrical entablature with elaborate decoration. The “frame” and “crown” of the mirror have rich decoration of gilded lead ornaments. All mirror glasses are faceted and original. Overall size: height: 167 cm / width 91 cm; mirror size 93.5 x 69 cm. The mirror is listed in a 1698 inventory of the furniture at Saebygaard. It is registered as object no. 88 : 8 x 186 in the currently used inventory of the museum. Although this number should appear on the object, it is likely that is has been removed after the theft.

2. Large brass tray (described as silver tray on the webpage of the police but is made of brass), second half of the 1800s. Scallop shaped edges, engravings of leaves, humans figures dressed in Renaissance clothing and exotic figures. Diameter 59 cm, height 3 cm. Likely to have been an insert for a table. Registered as object no. 88 : 8 x 188.

3. Four porcelain figurines: (I) Standing female figurine in short-sleeved corseted dress and with a hat; white glazed porcelain with red and green coloring; height 22 cm, diameter of base 7,5 cm. Mark appears to be an imitation of the Meissen crossed swords – above the mark is an “E”. Registered as object no. 88 : 8 x 206. (II) Standing male figurine, dressed and with “soft” hat (male counterpart of (I)); white glazed porcelain with purple, yellow, red and green coloring; height 23 cm, diameter of base 7,5 cm. Mark appears to be an imitation of the Meissen crossed swords – above the mark is an “E”. Registered as object no. 88 : 8 x 207. This object has slight damage. (III) Standing female figurine; white glazed porcelain with red and green coloring; height 13 cm, diameter of base 5 cm. Marked with an “S” that is framed by two intertwined lines which form an ellipse. Possibly French 19th century. Registered as object no. 88 : 8 x 208. (IV) Standing male figurine with a bird; white glazed with purple and green coloring; height 12 cm, diameter of base 5 cm. No mark. Registered as object no. 88 : 8 x 209.

Please see the photographs of all six objects on: http://www.politi.dk/hjaelppolitiet/Efterlysninger/120804_tyveri_P53/P53_kunsttyveri.htm
 

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News International Fair Collector Prague 2004 (08/10/2004)

Please have look at news bulletin on  Intl Fair Collector Prague 2004  http://www.ppa.cz/gb/collectorprague
Neueste Nachrichten über die Messe Sammler Prag 2004 http://www.ppa.cz/de/sammlerprag
Podivejte se prosim na zpravodajstvi k veletrhu Sberatel 2004 http://www.sberatel.info
Thank you - danke schoen - dekuji Jindrich Jirasek  Manager of the Fair

Weitere Infos: http://www.sberatel.info

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New Chinese Coin Set: Classical Literary Works  (07/22/2004)

The People's Bank of China will issue a set of Chinese Classical Literary Works ---Pilgrimage To The West commemorative colored gold and silver coins (the 2nd set) on Jun. 10th, 2004. This set of commemorative coins comprises 5 coins, 2 gold coins, 3 silver coins, all of which are the legal tender of the People's Republic of China.

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LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Silver Dollar (06/04/2004)

LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COIN AVAILABLE MAY 12!

To commemorate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the United States Mint will release a commemorative silver dollar in May. Proceeds from the
sale of the coins are authorized to go to the National Park Service and the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.

More information: http://www.usmint.gov

2004 Florida Official First Day Coin Cover (06/04/2004)

Website of the US-Mint: "This limited-edition cover-only 75,000 will be produced-is the 27th in the series and features two Florida Quarter Dollars from both the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver from the first day of mintage, March 1, 2004."

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US-Mint: 2004 Texas Quarter Bags and Two-Roll Sets (06/04/2004)

Website of the US-Mint: "The 50 State Quarters® Program of the US mint continues this year with the release of the third state quarter for 2004 and the 28th in the series. These coins are available for purchase in two-roll sets, 100-coin bags, and 1,000 coin bags. Make sure to buy your Texas state quarters today..."

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New Page for Comics Collectors (03/24/04)

Comics

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Collecting of Comics, Comic Strips, Graphic Novels, Anime & Manga and more

New Comic Strips at amazon.com (03/24/04)

At amazon.com you will find interesting information about new and future releases of comic strips, Anime & Manga, cartoons, graphic novels and much more more. You can also order them online.

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Report of the Numismata and International Stamp Fair 2004 in Munich on 03/06/04 (03/11/04)

Every year again at the beginning of  March in Munich the Numismata takes place, which is meanwhile the largest coin fair of the world. Parallel to it you can visit the international stamp fair on Saturday. Since many collectors of coins collect also stamps this is very good.
Because of the meaning of both stock exchanges visitors and exhibitors from the whole world are coming in a large number.  Thus the Numismata is probably not only the largest but also the most international of all coin fairs.

The crowded Numismata on late Saturday morning

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