Bidboard # 1857
Lot # 144
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $800.00
Price Realized: $230
Colombia

ABNC SPECIMEN MOTHERLODE. Archival quality (after all, they did come from the American Bank Note Company archives) 1910 to 1950s period mini-collection of "SPECIMEN" overprinted and security punch-holed stamps, all neatly organized, identified and stored in a small high quality stockbook. This group was purchased back in the early 1990s by Kasimir Bileski at the famous ABNC Archives sales, who then sorted, researched and marketed the material. 204 stamps total, including both regular and "Back of the Book" issues. While there at first appears to be some duplication, the sets and singles have been identified for the different ABNC printing orders that they come from. The lot includes Bileski's extensive original detailed and informative sales blurbs noting that very few of some of the sets of these postal issue Specimens and proofs exist. Original 1990 Bileski retail price for this lot