Auction Roundup by Tim Hodge
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries sold the J.R. Helton Jr. collection of used U.S. stamps on March 7, offering many used gems including back-of-the-book material.
One of the prized items from this collection was the $500 second issue large Persian Rug revenue (Scott R133).
The Siegel census records 87 extant copies of this stamp.
As one of the nicer examples, it garnered $19,470, including an 18 percent buyer’s premium.
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