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From our December 2010 auction:
United States
24c carmine rose and blue, center inverted, position 22 (C3a)
Price Realized: $345,000.00
rare stamp information



From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1924 10k on 5r green type II, basic stamp wide "5", complete pane of 25, unique
Price Realized: $805,000.00
rare stamp information



From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 San Francisco surcharge, small Cyrillic "f" in "San Francisco", surcharge inverted
Price Realized: $718,750.00



From our January 2008 auction:
Canada
1851 12p black, unused, with part original gum, BPA certificate (Scott 3)
Price Realized: $218,500.00
rare stamp information



From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
Unique Combination Cover, #1,4 Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $517,500.00



From our March 2006 auction:
United States
1893 4c blue, error of color, n.h. imprint block of four (233a, cat. $145,000)
Price Realized: $165,000.00


Below are some of the rare items which have been sold in past Cherrystone sales. Please click on a thumbnail to enlarge an image. Prices include buyer's premium. Please note that there are many stamps which look like those pictured below, and some of the differences between rare and common stamps are subtle.

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From our December 2013 auction:
Russia
1857 10k brown & blue, two vertical pairs, brilliant colors, margins all around, one just clear at upper left, brilliant colors, cancelled by pen, one also with traces of dot cancels, barely tied on home-made cover to Moscow,
Price Realized: $51,750.00



From our December 2013 auction:
Russia
1923 5r deep green, white paper, type II unissued wide "5", never hinged
Price Realized: $57,500.00



From our September 2013 auction:
Bechuanaland Protectorate
1961 2 1/2c on 2p brown, top margin vertical strip of three, top stamp without surcharge
Price Realized: $24,150.00



From our July 2013 auction:
German WWII Occupation of Denmark
1944 Danish Legion, the Schalburg Corps 0 Ore and undenominated value in se-tenant complete sheet of ten
Price Realized: $13,800.00



From our July 2013 auction:
Russia
Air Post 1924 20k on 10r rose, surcharge inverted, block of four, never hinged and post office fresh,
Price Realized: $54,625.00



From our July 2013 auction:
Switzerland
Zurich 1846 4r black, Red Horizontal Lines, black Rosette cancel of Winterthur
Price Realized: $12,650.00



From our May 2013 auction:
Poland
1919 Krakow Issue, 25h blue, position IIB-7, damaged CZT in Poczta, never hinged and post office fresh,
Price Realized: $12,075.00



From our March 2013 auction:
Spain
1939 Planes and landscapes, prepared but never released 2 Pts ultramarine, 2 Pts lilac, 2 Pts green, 5 Pts red and 5 Pts gray black, perf. 11,
Price Realized: $17,250.00



From our November 2012 auction:
Russia - Zemstvo
AKHTYRKA 1879 (19 Sep) cover used locally within the district of Akhtyrka in the Kharkov province franked with imperforate 5k green
Price Realized: $71,875.00



From our November 2012 auction:
Russia - Zemstvo
NOVAYA LADOGA 1883 (14 April) cover (petition) from Glazhevo village to Novaya Ladoga town, franked with 5k blue and carmine,
Price Realized: $51,750.00



From our October 2012 auction:
United States
Revenue Stamps 1871-72 $2.50 claret and black, center inverted, 1872 manuscript cancel,
Price Realized: $16,675.00



From our September 2012 auction:
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika
1954 30c Owen Falls Dam, vignette (dam) inverted,
Price Realized: $26,450.00



From our September 2012 auction:
India
1854 4a red and blue, Head I, Frame I, unused without gum
Price Realized: $18,975.00



From our June 2012 auction:
Jamaica
1920 1sh bright orange and orange, frame Inverted, bottom sheet margin single (Scott 83a)
Price Realized: $27,600.00



From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1925 Definitives (watermarked) 18k violet, imperforate lower left sheet corner margin strip of four, with complete imprint "Nabrno-Blanoch. Mact. No.7"
Price Realized: $29,900.00



From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1955 "Copernicus" by Jan Matejko, 1r multicolor, white paper, special imprimatur sheetlet of ten
Price Realized: $26,450.00



From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1956 Definitives unissued 5k red (size 14,25x21,25mm), line-perf. 12 1/2 (instead of comb-perf. 12x12 1/2 of the regularly issued stamp), the unique block of four
Price Realized: $46,000.00



From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1935 Chelyuskin, 1k-50k blocks of four, complete set
Price Realized: $74,750.00



From our June 2012 auction:
Tannu Touva
1933 (25 March) registered cover (opened for display) from Kizil to Harbin, franked on back with a horizontal strip of 3x15k/6k orange (large figures of value 6,7mm), used in combination with fiscal "O.K.T.E" surcharges
Price Realized: $17,250.00



From our December 2010 auction:
German East Africa
1895 Kisaki, 5 Pesa/10pf stationery card
Price Realized: $11,500.00

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