American Revolutionary War and Historical Americana to Be Auctioned

28 Sep, 2005, 01:00 ET from Matthew Bennett International

    BALTIMORE, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 7, Matthew Bennett
 International will auction what is universally considered to be the finest
 collection of American Colonial and early United States mails ever assembled.
 The collection contains more than one-third of the 2,000 or so colonial pieces
 available in the public domain, dated from 1662-1799. Titled, "The Ed and Jean
 Siskin Collection of American Colonial and Early U.S. Mails," the holding
 includes many of the exceptionally rare items of historical content not
 permanently housed in museums or archives.
 
     Important historical documents include:
     --  A letter written by General Nathaniel Greene from Valley Forge.
     --  Mail from Lafayette and Cornwallis at the Siege of Yorktown.
     --  A letter written and signed by King George II announcing to the
         American Colonies the death of George I.
     --  A letter written by an officer with General Braddock during the
         French and Indian Wars decrying the tactics of Braddock and praising
         the heroics of a young George Washington.
     --  A letter dated 1698 from Lord Bridger encouraging the people of New
         Hampshire to grow hemp along with the original document known as the
         Hemp Act of 1699.
     --  Many additional from occupied American cities, first-hand accounts of
         important battles and expeditions, and blockade mail with letters as
         early as 1662.
 
     Matthew Bennett International estimates the total value of the collection
 to be approaching $1 million.
     The Siskin collection will be auctioned on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Four
 Seasons Hotel in New York. Catalogues are available by contacting Matthew
 Bennett International at 800.638.4223, or may be viewed online at
 http://www.bennettstamps.com. High-resolution images are available upon
 request.
 
     About Matthew Bennett:
     Founded in 1948, Matthew Bennett International has been distinguished as a
 premier auction house in both United States and worldwide philately.  With the
 purchase of H.A. Harmers Auctions SA and Zurich Asia, Matthew Bennett now has
 divisions in the United States, Switzerland and Hong Kong. For more
 information, contact Paula Bennett at 800.638.4223 or info@bennettstamps.com.
 
 

SOURCE Matthew Bennett International
    BALTIMORE, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 7, Matthew Bennett
 International will auction what is universally considered to be the finest
 collection of American Colonial and early United States mails ever assembled.
 The collection contains more than one-third of the 2,000 or so colonial pieces
 available in the public domain, dated from 1662-1799. Titled, "The Ed and Jean
 Siskin Collection of American Colonial and Early U.S. Mails," the holding
 includes many of the exceptionally rare items of historical content not
 permanently housed in museums or archives.
 
     Important historical documents include:
     --  A letter written by General Nathaniel Greene from Valley Forge.
     --  Mail from Lafayette and Cornwallis at the Siege of Yorktown.
     --  A letter written and signed by King George II announcing to the
         American Colonies the death of George I.
     --  A letter written by an officer with General Braddock during the
         French and Indian Wars decrying the tactics of Braddock and praising
         the heroics of a young George Washington.
     --  A letter dated 1698 from Lord Bridger encouraging the people of New
         Hampshire to grow hemp along with the original document known as the
         Hemp Act of 1699.
     --  Many additional from occupied American cities, first-hand accounts of
         important battles and expeditions, and blockade mail with letters as
         early as 1662.
 
     Matthew Bennett International estimates the total value of the collection
 to be approaching $1 million.
     The Siskin collection will be auctioned on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Four
 Seasons Hotel in New York. Catalogues are available by contacting Matthew
 Bennett International at 800.638.4223, or may be viewed online at
 http://www.bennettstamps.com. High-resolution images are available upon
 request.
 
     About Matthew Bennett:
     Founded in 1948, Matthew Bennett International has been distinguished as a
 premier auction house in both United States and worldwide philately.  With the
 purchase of H.A. Harmers Auctions SA and Zurich Asia, Matthew Bennett now has
 divisions in the United States, Switzerland and Hong Kong. For more
 information, contact Paula Bennett at 800.638.4223 or info@bennettstamps.com.
 
 SOURCE  Matthew Bennett International