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Blue Moon to sell signed Mercury stamp sheet March 6

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Written by Auction House PR   
Friday, 02 March 2012 14:45

Signed Mercury Seven stamp sheet. Image courtesy Blue Moon Coins Inc.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Tuesday, March 6, Blue Moon Coins Inc. premieres for the first time on LiveAuctioneers, offering 541 lots that will feature a rare Project Mercury Stamp Sheet signed by the Mercury Seven astronauts, Franklin Mint History of Flight Sterling collection, national currency, rare coins, huge 90 percent silver coin lots, Norman Rockwell Fondest Memories, flatware and other exciting collectible items.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific

Blue Moon Coins’ auction will feature lot 310, a rare Project Mercury Stamp sheet that is signed in two different places by each of the original astronauts. This was brought to the auctioneer by the son of a captain in the Navy who was working on top-secret missile technology with Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and was invited to a signing event when he was working at Cape Canaveral in 1962. Mercury Seven was the group of seven Mercury astronauts selected by NASA on April 9, 1959. They are also referred to as the Original Seven and Astronaut Group 1. This was the only astronaut group with members that flew on all classes of NASA manned orbital spacecraft of the 20th century — Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle. These seven original American astronauts were Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper and Deke Slayton.

Sterling to be offered includes lot 303, a rare Disney Limited edition 12-piece sterling silver medals set that was manufactured by the Kirk silver company. The set is in excellent condition with its original display box. Each medal is signed and numbered on the rim. The lot consists of Bambi, Peter Pan, Donald Duck, Dumbo, Dopey, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Minnie Mouse, Goofey, Alice in Wonderland, Pluto and Mickey Mouse.

Lot 304 is a Franklin Mint History of Flight 100 sterling silver coins commemorating the aviation. This book weighs a whopping 17.1 pounds. Lot 527 is 121 ounces of Vintage State Sterling bars, 57 bars total (some duplicates). Each of the bars is marked sterling on the side and commemorates the state and its seal.

Rare currency to be offered includes a 1781 Virginia Colonial Note, $1,000; 1781 Virginia Colonial Note, $1,500 PMG VG8; $5 1857 Citizen’s Bank of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Huge 90 percent silver lots being offered include 250 pre-'65 90percent silver U.S. dimes, 400 proof 90 percent silver Washington quarters, 55 special proof 90 percent silver half dollars pre-'65.

Bullion will be offered. Lot 322 is a (1) 2011 American Silver Eagle 25th anniversary set, all NGC MS69/PF69 early releases. Each set contains the five special 25th Anniversary American Silver Eagles Early Releases graded by NGC. There will be (1) 2011 coin with no mint Mark MS69, (1) 2011-S MS69, (1) 2011-W MS69, (1) 2011-P PF69, which is a special proof coin that has an entirely different manufacturing process, the result of which gives a reflective mirror like surfaces over white frosty features, and (1) 2011-W PF69 Ultra Cameo, which has a special finish known as a Reverse Proof, highly coveted among collectors and investors alike. Also included in the listing is the original box, paperwork and the empty plastic capsules that the coins came in before they were graded. Lot 323 will be (1) 2006 $1 American Silver Eagle PCGS Certified MS70. While there are 70s in quantity, there are also truly perfect masterpieces with no milky spots. The auctioneer was disappointed on behalf of the consignor that PCGS certified only 10 coins MS70 on their submission. In late October, according to PCGS population report, the Non-First Strike 2006 is rarer then the First Strike. The PCGS reports that only 281 coins reached the lofty grade of 2006 Silver Eagle MS70. The auctioneer guarantees these coins to be free of milky spots.

There are many more coins to choose from. Everything from Flying Eagle Cents, Indian Heads, Buffalo Nickels, Morgan and Peace Dollars, Seated Liberties, $2 1/2 Gold Indians, $2 1/2 Gold Liberty, $5 Gold Liberty, Fractional Gold 1864 Liberty and many more.

As a major eBay coin seller through three different brands, 12 years and over 75,000 transactions strong we have decided to become a live auction house auction company, Blue Moon Coins Inc., in addition to our ongoing eBay sales. We are experts in both rare United States coins and bullion on related gold and silver items. For details call owners Ken Vilkin or Aaron Scott toll-free 1-888 655 (COIN) 2646 or 1-888-553-(COIN) 2646.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Signed Mercury Seven stamp sheet. Image courtesy Blue Moon Coins Inc.

Disney silver collection. Image courtesy Blue Moon Coins Inc. 

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary set. Image courtesy Blue Moon Coins Inc. 

State silver bars. Image courtesy Blue Moon Coins Inc.

One of the lots of pre-'65 90 percent silver coins. Image courtesy Blue Moon Coins Inc.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 15:25
 
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