Archive for August 2016

The Bill Webster Sale at Siegel’s – Part Three

In part three of our inside view of the Bill Webster sale, we shall focus on the federal waterfowl stamps. This session of the auction proved to be quite an experience for all who participated; for myself it was at various times exciting, frustrating, humbling and – ultimately – encouraging and heartening. When discussing the prints session in part two of…

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The Bill Webster Sale at Siegel’s – Part Two

In this, the second of three parts providing an inside view from the Bill Webster sale, we shall focus on the federal waterfowl stamp prints. This was the most organized part of Bill’s collection and prior to the sale I had always thought that Bill and I were the only two collectors to acquire one print…

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The Bill Webster Sale at Siegel’s – Part One

We are back from our trip and I am ready to provide you with an insider’s look at the Bill Webster Sale, held at the Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York on Friday, March March 18, 2016. First, I am happy to inform everyone that for the second consecutive year, a fish and game exhibit…

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The 1998 Smithsonian Exhibit

Many of you have expressed regrets that you were unable to see the exhibit consisting of portions of my collection that took place at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibit opened in the Rarities Gallery on the 4th of July in 1998. My son, Eric, was seven years old at the time and became the youngest person ever…

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