James R. Simon Collection
June 12, 2019
The James R. Simon collection is comprised of over 600 volumes, well researched by a historian and student of philately of very diverse areas, starting with Afghanistan and Albania, continuing with extensive Austro-Hungarian Empire, impressive Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Yugoslavia, as well as Croatia, Fiume and Trieste. There are specialized collections of Honduras, Liberia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and many others. Most of the collections are offered intact and include United States & Possessions, Independent Asia, Benelux and British Commonwealth, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Germany, Greece, Italy and Italian Colonies, as well as South and Central America, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Colonies, Turkey, Uruguay and many others. Many of the collections are highly specialized and viewing is recommended, either in person (by appointment prior to the sale) or here on our website, where additional scans are added continuously.
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
1846-1960 five cartons with many hundreds of covers and FDCs from Albania (modern commercial mail, pictorial franking), Austria, with 1850 Issue, Fieldpost, locals, Switzerland (mostly modern flight covers), France, including a selection of 19th Century FLs, also "Via Siberia" and Paquebot covers, some older Yugoslavia parcel cards, pre-philatelic FLs from Levant, with interesting markings, Poland WWI, military usages, special cancels, Postal Stationery from Austria, also extensive 19th Century German Local Post stationery entire envelopes and cards, Montenegro, Italian area, including excellent showing of stampless letters from Lombardy-Venetia (some better markings), U.S. FDCs, Austrian modern Parachute flight covers, Vienna UN FDCs, modern Belarus commercial correspondence, plus much more, with many items acquired individually for hundreds of dollars and simply not appropriately placed in designated collections