Witherell's Sale - 1
The Alton Holje Barnes Cape of Good Hope Stamp Collection Auction -
January 16, 2019
We welcome you to our first sale on StampAuctionNetwork and are pleased to
offer The Cape of Good Hope stamps collected by, Alton Holje Barnes
throughout his lifetime. Barnes was the son of Ray Barnes and Rose Holje,
the daughter of Martin Holje, owner of California Glue Works and head of
the prominent 19th-century Bay Area Holje family. The family initially
resided in San Francisco, but eventually moved to a beautiful Victorian in
Calistoga known as Maplewood. Our Philatelist adviser describes this
discovery as follows:
As an advanced philatelist with a half-century of experience, I am often
called upon to value family stamp collections. I have learned to expect
very little. So I was surprised and very impressed with this marvelous
Cape of Good Hope 19th century triangles collection which seems to have
been put away well over 70 years ago.
Lovingly assembled by a serious student of the triangles, the collection
offers multiple copies of all varieties including the storied and elusive
Solomon Wood Blocks. As well, it features studies of forgeries and a nice
array of postal history from the same period. Well preserved with
literally no “space fillers”, the condition and diversity of this
collection should be viewed as a rare find for serious Cape of Good Hope
collectors. It was truly a delight to organize this collection into lots,
which should please dealers and collectors alike.
Respectfully, Mark Ludwig, Philatelist
January 16, 2019 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST) Lots 1-76 LIVE
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