Exhibits and Mounted Collections

Welcome to the section of the Siegel website where we display exhibits and mounted collections.

Exhibits and mounted collections are an excellent way of conveying original research, and of showing different ways of mounting one's collection. Not all of the information can make it into an auction catalogue, and is lost if not published.

This section is intended as a research tool, as well as an inspiration to collectors.


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Recently Added Exhibits

Collector: Dr. John L. Robertson
The Dr. John L. Robertson Collection of Stampless Cross-Border Mail Between United States and Canada
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The Benjamin Wishnietsky Collection of Confederate States
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The Richard L. Calhoun Collection of Charleston, South Carolina During the First Year of the Civil War
Collector: Aurthur White
The Arthur White Postal History Archive
** Arthur White was a student of postal history, and made detailed notations as to markings, rates and routes on every cover in his collection. We have posted PDF files of his entire collection, which now has its own section of our website.
United States Stamps and Postal History

Collector: Scott Trepel
In Vino Veritas
* A one-frame exhibit put together by Siegel's resident oenophile Scott Trepel.
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The Natalee Grace Collection of Used United States Stamps - 19th Century Issues
** The "Natalee Grace" Collection is the most complete high-quality collection of used United States Stamps ever formed. It contains shade varieties, double impressions, printed-on-both-sides, inverts and other varieties.
** The collection is presented on specially designed album pages with every stamp clearly identified.
** The collector has kindly agreed to share the collection by posting it here in the Exhibits section of the Siegel website.
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The Natalee Grace Collection of Used United States Stamps - 20th Century Issues
** The "Natalee Grace" Collection is the most complete high-quality collection of used United States Stamps ever formed. It contains shade varieties, double impressions, printed-on-both-sides, inverts and other varieties. For 20th Century Issues, coils were collected as used line pairs where available.
** The collection is presented on specially designed album pages with every stamp clearly identified.
** The collector has kindly agreed to share the collection by posting it here in the Exhibits section of the Siegel website.
Collector: Benjamin Franklin Bailar
Vignettes of American History: Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790
* This is an expansion of the exhibit shown by special invitation at the World Philatelic Exhibition in 2006 in Washington D.C., assembled by a former Postmaster General of the United States.
Collector: Steven R. Belasco
U.S. Stamp Dealers and Collectors, 1859-1899
** This exhibit presents a history of stamp dealers and collectors in the United States from 1859 thru 1899, a 40-year span from the infancy of stamp collecting thru its first golden age.
Collector: Peter G. DuPuy
New Hampshire Stampless Covers Through 1857
Award-winning collection originally formed by Robert Stanger and purchased intact by Peter G. DuPuy. Starts in 1695 and contains many great rarities, including the first stencil-style postmark ever used.
Collector: Steven C. Walske
Transatlantic Packet Mail Between the U.S.A. and France: 1840-1875
* A portion of this exhibit was first shown in 1975, and the owner decided not to show it again until much later.
* It was shown in 1992 at the New York Mega Event, where it won the Grand Award.
* It was next shown in Italia 2009 in the equivalent of five frames, where it won a Large Gold (95 points) with Special Prize.
Collector: Harvey Mirsky
The Harvey Mirsky Collection of the U.S. 1847 Issue
** Harvey Mirsky built his collection of the U.S. 1847 Issue over a period of 20 years. It was exhibited several times. The exhibition collection is shown here, and the entire collection will be sold by Siegel in Spring 2012.
Collector: Steven C. Walske
Heart of the West: San Francisco as a Postal Hub From 1849 to 1869
* The exhibit was first shown at Westpex in 2008.
* The exhibit qualified for FIP at SESCAL in 2008, where with five frames it won a Large Gold (95 points) and won the Grand Prix National. That qualified it for eight frames.
* It was then shown in London in 2010 where it received a Large Gold (98 points) and won Best in Postal History Class. It was also nominated for the Grand Prix d'Exposition.
Collector: Raymond Vogel
Exhibition Collection of 1c 1851-57 Issues
* The Raymond Vogel Collection of 1c 1851-57 Issues is one of the finest of its kind ever formed. It has won numerous awards.
* Last exhibited at Anphilex in New York in 1996, as an Invited Exhibit.
* The collection will be sold by Siegel in late 2010.
Collector: Jerome S. Wagshal
Exhibition Collection of 1c 1851-61 Issues
* The collection was never exhibited competitively, and was mounted from highlights of the collection as an informational tool for collectors.
* The collection was first shown as an invited exhibit at the World Philatelic Exhibition in 2006 in Washington D.C.
Collector: Raymond Vogel
Exhibition Collection of 12-cent and 15-cent 1861-68 Issues
* This collection was started over 50 years ago and has won numerous awards.
* Last exhibited at Anphilex in New York in 1996, as an Alumni Exhibit.
* The collection will be sold by Siegel in late 2010.
Collector: Chip Gliedman
Imprint Usages of Toppan, Carpenter and Casilear Co and National Bank Note Co., 1851-68
A fantastic holding and a fascinating study of the imprints of these printers. To be offered by Siegel starting in Fall 2010.
Awards:
** Single frame Vermeil, Postage Stamp Mega 3/2001 - Imprints 1847-1868
** Single frame Gold, NOJEX 5/2001 - Imprints 1847-1868
** Single Frame Gold, APS Stampshow 8/2001 - Imprints 1847-1868
** Single Frame Platinum, Postage Stamp Mega (NY) 4/2003 - Toppan Carpenter Caselear Issue Imprints
** Single Frame Gold, APS Stampshow 8/2003 - Toppan Carpenter Casilear Issue Imprints
** Prix d'Honneur, APS Ameristamp Expo 2/2004 (single frame Champion-of-Champions)
Collector: Siegel client
Routing Directives Used on Western Mails
** Mail to and from California during the years of 1855 to 1868 was sent by the directive written on the envelope. This is a comprehensive study of those directives and the different routes used
Collector: Dr. Irv Heimburger
The U.S. 1869 Pictorial Issue and Its Usage
The Dr. Irv Heimburger Collection of the 1869 Pictorial Issue takes us through the development of the issue, with essays and proofs, production varieties, multiples, cancellations and covers. This is also the first bi-color issue of the United States, and the collection contains the first invert errors produced by the United States.
Collector: Don David Price
U.S. Bicolor Postage Issues of 1869, 1873 and 1901
* This exhibit looks at the 1869 Pictorial Issue, the high-value State Department Officials and the 1901 Pan-American Issues. It traces the production issues and difficulties of these bi-colored issues.
Collector: Charles J. Starnes
Stolen items from the Starnes Collection
This PDF file contains images of all of the items still missing from the theft of the Charles J. Starnes Collection. If you see any of these covers please notify us or the proper authorities immediately.
Collector: Thurston Twigg-Smith
The Pony Express Collection
* This collection was first shown by invitation at the World Philatelic Exhibition in 2006 in Washington D.C.
* The collection was sold by Siegel in December 2009.
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The Columbian Exposition Issue of 1893
The Columbian Exposition Issue of 1893 is one of the most endearing and popular issues today. Collecting every denominations from the 1c thru $5.00, has been the goal of every young collector.

This collection, never competitively exhibited, contains a phenomenal array of unused and used singles and multiples and covers. Among the many highlights are plate blocks of all the dollar values, predated covers for all three denominations known used in 1892, the famous set of Burger covers used on January 1, 1893, some January 2 First Days, and uses to a wide range of destinations.
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The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898
The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898 contains nine denominations, ranging from 1c to $2.00. The $1.00 "Western Cattle in Storm" has been called the most beautiful stamp in United States philately.

This collection, which was never exhibited, contains a wonderful array of singles, multiples, plate blocks and covers.
Collector: Dr. David H. Lobdell
The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Issue of 1909
** A Gold medal-winning collection of this interesting issue.
** To be sold by Siegel in December 2010
United States Back-of-Book

Collector: Don David Price
The Jenny
* An award-winning and informative exhibit of the famous 24-cent Jenny bi-plane issue, including an Inverted Jenny, Grounded Plane, Fast Plane and other varieties. The exhibit chronicles the printing history of this fascinating and popular issue.
Collector: Scott R. Trepel
First Flight of the Jenny
The first U.S. Government airmail service was hastily organized in 1918 for a May 15 inaugural flight. Planes and pilots from the U.S. Army Signal Corps--daredevils who hoped to serve in World War I--were ordered to prepare for the relay flights between Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York. This exhibit tells the story of the events of May15-17, 1918.
Collector: John W. Larson
Postage Due Essays and Proofs
** Siegel will be offering the John W. Larson Collection of U.S. Postage Dues. It includes Essays, Proofs, issued stamps, blocks and covers. Shown here are the Essays and Proofs part of the collection.
** To be sold December 2010
Collector: Dr. David H. Lobdell
U.S. War Department Official Stamps, 1873-1884
** This is the most comprehensive collection of War Department Officials ever formed.
** To be sold by Siegel in December 2010
Collector: Scarsdale
The Scarsdale Collection of Private Die Match Stamps
** Beautifully mounted on album pages
Collector: Scarsdale
The Scarsdale Collection of Private Die Medicine Stamps
** Beautifully mounted on album pages
Collector: Scarsdale
The Scarsdale Collection of 1898-1900 Private Die Proprietary Issues
** Beautifully mounted on album pages
Collector: Scarsdale
The Scarsdale Collection of Private Die Perfume and Playing Card Stamps
** Beautifully mounted on album pages
Collector: Dr. Carmen Puliafito
United States Independent Mail Stamps, 1844-1845
Collector: William R. Weiss, Jr.
U.S. Postal Card Errors
Since the production of Postal Cards began in the United States in 1873, over 500 different cards have been issued. However, less than 15% have been reported with major errors. This collection shows many of those errors, including multiple impressions, missing impressions, partial impressions, missing colors, errors of color and other varieties.
Collector: Scarsdale
The Scarsdale Collection of U.S. Beer Stamps, Part 1 - 1866-1916 Issues
** The Scarsdale Collection is one of the most complete holdings of U.S. Beer stamps ever formed. It was mounted on home made pages, but never exhibited. It will be offered in February 2012.
Collector: Scarsdale
The Scarsdale Collection of U.S. Beer Stamps, Part 2 - 1917-1951 Issues
** The Scarsdale Collection is one of the most complete holdings of U.S. Beer stamps ever formed. It was mounted on home made pages, but never exhibited. It will be offered in February 2012.
Collector: Philip R. Beutel
Postal Savings Issues (PS1-PS15)
* This collection has never been exhibited. It was sold by Siegel in June 2010, as part of Sale 991
Collector: Philip R. Beutel
Savings Stamps (Scott S1-S7)
* This collection has never been exhibited. It was sold by Siegel in June 2010, as part of Sale 991
Confederate States and Civil War

Collector: Steven C. Walske
Special Postal Routes Across the Lines During the American Civil War
* The exhibit was first shown in 2003 where it won the Grand Award in St. Louis.
* The exhibit then received a Gold (92 points) as a five frame exhibit in Espana 2004.
* The exhibit qualified for eight frames at the Washington D.C. World Philatelic Exhibition in 2006, where it received a Large Gold (98 points) with Special Prize and Felicitations of the Jury, and was runner-up for the Grand Prix National, which was won by William Gross.
* The collection was sold by Siegel on May 27, 2010.
Collector: Name Witheld
The D.K. Collection of Confederate States Postmasters' Provisionals
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The Angell Patriotic Covers
* This is technically not an exhibit, but we didn't know where else to put it at our website. The Angell covers are the most important find of patriotic covers to foreign countries.
* The first 16 pages are a pdf file of the catalogue descriptions from when the holding was first dispersed, in our sale of the Katharine Matthies Collection on May 21, 1969. The remaining pages are full-color scans of the Angell covers, made from color photographs which were taken at the time of the sale.
United States Possessions

Collector: Dr. Yamil H. Kouri
Collection of Cuba Puerto Principe Issues
* The collection was never exhibited. It is impossible to complete a collection of all positions and types, but this is one of the most important collections ever formed.
* The album pages contain useful notations.
Collector: Honolulu Advertiser
The Honolulu Advertiser Collection of Hawaii
** This is a set of black and white photocopies of the Honolulu Advertiser Collection as it was exhibited in 1976.
Foreign Stamps and Postal History

Collector: Marc Weinberg-Martin
Collection of Classic France
* A great old-time holding of Classic France.
* Sold by Siegel in 2010.
Collector: Marc Weinberg-Martin
Collection of French Maritime Mails
* This is the exhibit collection.
* Sold by Siegel in 2010.