The stamps & coins I've listed here are the collections of a man who has since past unfortunately. Every item was acquired individually over years and years of passionate dedication to the hobby. From the early 1940's - 1960 the collection grew then was packed away in banker boxes as the cherished memories of a child. About 10 years ago I was working on a house in VENICE BEACH, CA.Where the new owner had since began an extensive renovation. Early on in the project I discovered a few boxes as well as some other items deep in the attic and curiously pulled them out to get a look inside. I was blown away by the amount of things I had stumbled upon however they essentially belonged to the new owner and not myself. The next day I informed her as to what I'd found and asked what she would like me to do with them. She didn't seem much interested and gave the boxes a once over then told me if I wanted to keep them, that was fine otherwise throw the boxes away.
It was a bit overwhelming the amount of item/boxes. And not having time to really dig into it while on the clock I decided to give my helper a box and I took the other 3 boxes. I rummaged thru them briefly over the next few day as home but never really got deep into what I had acquired. I put them in my closet with my baseball card collection and essentially forgot about it. Taking them with me over the course of a few moves and 10+ years.
A While back I got back into collecting baseball cards again. But still hadn't dove into this other collection of coins & stamps as I really didn't know much about that hobby.
Then a few months ago my wife and I decided to bring the boxes down a really check them out properly. Amazingly there was a lot and I mean a lot!!!!Of stamps from all over the world most of them in stamp books but also hand labeled envelopes from the 1950's. It was interesting to say the least as we could almost see how the collection had grown over time with the man as he grew from a little boy with a few stamps and post cards into a young man who become well organized and meticulous. We found letters and post cards and pamphlets about A-bombs and of course stamps.
After a lot of thought as to what to do with this collection we decided to sell some items and keep some others. I wouldn't feel right just unloading it to some dealer tryin to make a quick buck. So please do not hesitate to ask any questions or request any other photos.
Your time is greatly appreciated. Please help me share this collection with people who may cherish it as much as the man who spent so many hours collecting it. Thanks for reading this, sorry for the lengthy explanation.