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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 20

JUNE ANR SALE PURCHASES

Late last Wednesday evening, the night my Encased Postage Stamp
and counterstamp collections were auctioned by American Numismatic
Rarities, Dave Bowers wrote: "Rumor has it that a few minutes ago
an anonymous bidder from New Hampshire sparred on the telephone
with a couple of other bidders and carried off the Homren
specimen of the Sands’ Ale EP for an all-time record price of
$16,000 plus the buyers’ fee."

Dave was teasing, of course - he was the "anonymous" bidder, and
I'm really tickled pink that it found such a good home.  This will
be a marquee piece in years to come.  I bought it from Dr. Wally Lee,
but I can't trace the pedigree back farther than that.  He sent me
TWO to choose from.  I've always wondered where the one I passed on
ended up.  Anyone know?

Post-sale publicity from ANR pictured the Sands piece and noted
"Exonumia was well represented in this event and also showed strength
in the prices realized. An extremely rare Hero of Freedom Medal in
silver graded AU brought $11,500. The rare Sands’ Ale five cent
encased postage stamp astounded the auction gallery as it was bid
to $18,400!"

Dave wasn't the only ANR staffer who couldn't resist bidding.
John Kraljevich writes: "I bought one of your lots (the JA
counterstamped Connecticut for $440) and am pleased as punch
with it."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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