|Kaufmann buys Confederates
YOU'VE JUST DISCOVERED AN OLD FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE CONFEDERACY,
I'LL BUY IT.
not that I'm interested in what great-great-grandfather Randall
wrote to his new bride, but that as a stamp dealer I'm interested
in the envelopes with those unfamiliar stamps and strange markings.
And because they may be worth a lot of money to collectors of
Confederate States postal history, they may be worth a lot of
money to me and to you. Actually, I AM interested in what Randall
wrote, for having an envelope with the contents make that envelope
more desirable to a collector. That means more for you.
HEAVEN'S SAKE! DON'T BURN THEM.
stamps on the envelopes? Just markings? Or labels? Don't be disappointed.
They might well be Postmaster Provisionals or Hand-stamped Paids.
They're often more valuable than letters with regular Confederate
issue stamps. Or, alas, they may simply be nothing, worthless.
But let an expert decide.
KNOW CONFEDERATES BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE.
love of Confederate stamps and postal history goes back many years.
I was the editor of The Confederate Philatelist - the leading
publication devoted to Confederates States stamps - for 17 1/2
years and was the Recording Secretary for the CSA Authentication
Service for 11 years, still serving on that board as an active expertizer. I buy and sell these fascinating stamps and
envelopes to collectors throughout the world. Over the years,
almost every known rarity - and some hitherto unknown - has passed
through my hands. Sometimes it has come from lucky "finds"
such as you may have just made. All of this is important to you
only to establish my credentials, for I want you to send your
"find" to me for my buying offer.
GET A FAIR PRICE WHEN YOU SELL TO ME.
offer is often higher than sellers expect. That's because I know
what collectors want, I know the current state of the market,
and because I can recognize a valuable "sleeper" if
it's among the material sent to me. Many others like you can confirm
this. In fact, over 90% of the offers I make are accepted on the
spot by collectors and non-collectors who have Confederate material
my interests and resources are broad. Consequently, I'll buy "finds"
as small as $500 in value to as high as $1,000,000 or more. I can find a home for most
anything, even if not in my area of expertise. Call
1-302-422-2656 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
your "find". I'll tell you how to send it to me for
my offer. I might even be able to tell you what
you have and give you an idea of what it's worth while you're on the phone. It could
easily be big enough and valuable enough to warrant my coming
to you to examine and make my offer in person. Then we could both
thank Randall and his bride.