Mohler Covers Offered at Show


Portions of one of the most significant collections of first day covers ever assembled will be offered for sale at Americover 2019, the annual show and convention of the American First Day Cover Society.

The show is being held July 26-28 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel (9801 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis). The FDCs will be at the booth of Weisz Stamps & Covers. Proprietor Doug Weisz (right) is assisting the H.R. Harmer auction firm with getting Eldon Mohler's vast collection of cacheted first day covers ready for sale. Some of the material will be sold at a series of auctions beginning in the fall, but Weisz will have nearly two hundred boxes of covers from the collection at his booth at Americover 2019.

"I'm focusing on bringing covers under $25 or so," Weisz said. The issues range from the 1920s to the present. They include thousands of Babe Ruth and other baseball issues.

"Eldon has spent 40 years building a remarkable collection," Weisz said. "He focused on 400 issues in particular, but his interest in specific cachetmakers means there will be covers for many more issues" among those offered for sale.

Weisz also points out that much of the Planty and Mellone cachet catalogues are based on Mohler's collection. That means if a collector or exhibitor has been unable to find a listed cover, it may now be offered for sale, either by Weisz at Americover or by Harmer at auction.

He will also have thousands of non-first-day hand-painted Art Cover Exchange covers from the Mohler collection.

He is just one of the dealers and cachetmakers with booths at Americover 2019. The annual celebration of first day covers by the American First Day Cover Society also includes a pre-show tour on Thursday, a "reveal" of the results of the annual AFDCS cachet contest, a dedication ceremony for the Moon Landing 50th anniversary stamps, four pictorial postmarks, a World Series of Philately exhibition emphasizing FDCs, meetings, seminars and more.

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