THIS IS THE RARE 1980 CHINA NEW YEAR'S MONKEY STAMP (Scott 1586). IT IS IN GREAT CONDITION, THERE IS NO YELLOWING ON THE BACK BUT THERE ARE 2 MINOR INK MARKS, ON OF 1mmX.5mm, THE OTHER 2mmX1mm AT MOST ON THE BACK. I COULD NOT GET A DECENT PICTURE OF THESE.
My mother collected stamps for years and it is all my fault. In 1958 Life magazine ran a cover issue on stamp collecting and my mother said, "Those are nice, I'd like some." I went and bought $5 worth from a stamp store and put them in an album. For the next 45 years, my mother collected stamps along with everything else.
Condition: MINT NEVER HINGED
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These are from my mother's collection which we are starting to sell. She collected many things, some of which have value, others that merely appealed to her. She liked owls and animals, quilts, needlecrafts, and cooking related items, and there are many items that we will be offering.
Please feel free to ask any questions about these items before bidding as we are selling these "as-is". We will respond as quickly as possible but we both work and it may be evening before we reply.
One more thing, if you like to shop estate sales, please consider bookmarking our listings and stopping back. You will be astonished at all the things she owned and you might find another treasure.
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We are trying 'to find new homes' for many items from a VERY large estate.....
In August of 2006, my mother passed away without any warning.
She was a wonderful, cheerful, hardworking, generous woman who had collected things of beauty wherever she went. Some items were expensive antiques or rare items, others were merely beautiful objects that made her smile or caught her fancy.
She also was a generous patron of many regional New England artists who were just starting their careers. She occupied every minute of her day and had many hobbies. In addition she was a fabulous cook and pastry chef; she and her husband ( 'the Chef' ) ran private clubs where she did all the baking. Her husband doted on her and bought her many beautiful things including a substantial amount of jewelry. She was a beautiful woman and he loved to see her wearing the jewelry he gave her. When he died, she never looked at another man although there were those who tried to win her favor. She lived for over 90 years and touched many lives. If you believe in karma, her treasured possessions should bring joy, energy and a great sense of calm into your life.
Most auctions will start at $.99, $1.99 ( IF 10 DAYS ) or $9.99. We are honoring her wish that each of her cherished possessions will find its way into the life of someone who will love it as much as she did. In order to make that possible, whenever possible we will allow you the buyer, to establish an item's value. That is what she would have wished. (Exception: If an item is known to be rare or has intrinsic value; in these cases, we will establish a reasonable reserve based, for example on the current price of silver or a reasonable percentage of average researched sale prices.)
This estate will take a LONG while to handle: Please consider bookmarking this page or adding us to sellers you would like to watch. I believe that we will have something for just about everyone. I have posted a list of 'some' of the categories at the bottom. You will also see many additional items in our store, so please check it out when you have time.
Bargain shipping available: We are shipping most of these items in the postal boxes that have a flat rate regardless of their weight. Therfore, to the extent it is possible ( and the items fit ), when you purchase more than one item, we will save you additional shiping costs by placing the additional items in the same box. We are ALWAYS happy to do this for you. So, if you win an auction and are bidding or interested in one or more other items, just send us an email letting us know that you want us to hold the box pending the outcome of item(s) X and Y.
Estate categories: ( I was told by ebay to remove these as listed because it was 'spamming' ?) but it's a lot of great categories of goodies. I will continue to add items to the store as we open more boxes! I know I'm going to learn a lot about a lot of things in this process.
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