The beauty of our hobby is that we not only get to handle items of great interest and study history through philately, but we have the opportunity to meet wonderful people. I first met Bernard Clancy, or, as everyone called him, Barney, way back in the early 1980ʼs when we both frequented the New York ASDA shows that often fell at the same time as St. Patrickʼs Day. Barney at heart was the consummate Irish American with all that entailed. Always full of life and a rye sense of humour. It was obvious that it was to the stamps of Ireland that he would turn to. His three great passions were Postal Stationery, the Pre-Decimal Booklets and the Political and Propaganda Labels.
Lot 40793: 1721-1867 County Down Postal History: Exhibition collection of postal history entitled “MOURNE MAILS”
Lot 40940: 1922-1935 Overprints:Old-time estate lot, attractive, valuable, and specialised collection of mint overprints, neatly mounted and housed in a special Davo album, showing a useful array of proofs in singles, pairs, and multiples, a practically complete collection of overprints showing complete sets, singles, multiples, varieties.
Lot 40938: 1922-1992 Gutter Pairs: Attractive and valuable collection of mostly mint n.h. gutter pairs
Lot 40848: 1922, Perkins, Bacon & Co: Hibernia Seated 3d, engraved die proof in red, imperforated on card and cut down and mounted on board
Lot 40913: 1941-44, 2 shilling, complete unexploded booklet, black on red front cover with larger Harp above “éire”
Lot 40960: Postal Stationery 1922-1942: Award-winning exhibition collection neatly mounted and knowledgeably written up on 160 album pages.