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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 October 2008 auction:
Russia
All Soviet Philatelic Exhibition in Moscow, souvenir sheet of four on thick card, with the unique three line personalized overprint "To the best shock worker of the All Russian Philatelic Society - President of the Moscow Philatelic Organization E.M. Nurk
Price Realized: $776,250.00
rare stamp information



From our May 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 San Francisco surcharge, small Cyrillic "f" in "San Francisco", surcharge inverted
Price Realized: $603,750.00
rare stamp information



From our December 2010 auction:
China
1925 surcharged in red on second Peking printing 3 Cts on 4c slate-gray, surcharge inverted error, used
Price Realized: $276,000.00



From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
Largest Known Franking, #4 Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $264,500.00



From our September 2008 auction:
Russian Consular Air Post
1922 1,200m on 50k, overprint type IV, lightly hinged, v.f., with Mikulski certificate. Type IV occurs only twice per setting of 25, hence only four can exist
Price Realized: $218,500.00



From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, vertical block of six, positions 3-4, 8-9, 13-14, both of the middle stamps small "f",
Price Realized: $195,500.00
rare stamp information



From our May 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 San Francisco surcharge inverted, never hinged and post office fresh
Price Realized: $195,500.00



From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
Rostov-on-Don Hunger Relief - Special Issue 1922 2,000r green (1), 6,000r (vertical pair) and 2,000r rose, vertical se-tenant, gutter/couche strip of four
Price Realized: $195,500.00



From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
#2 horizontal strip of three, unique Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $195,500.00



From our December 2010 auction:
China
1923 surcharged in red on first Peking printing 2 Cts on 3c blue-green, surcharge inverted error,
Price Realized: $172,500.00



From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, inverted overprint (C68a)
Price Realized: $166,750.00



From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, inverted overprint (C68a)
Price Realized: $161,000.00



From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1922 7,500r blue, horizontal watermark, gutter tete-beche block of four with sheet margin, never hinged and post office fresh
Price Realized: $149,500.00
rare stamp information



From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1922 24 Germ "Marok" instead of "marki" on 3r, type IV, never hinged
Price Realized: $138,000.00



From our December 2010 auction:
China
1896 unsurcharged Red Revenue stamp, 3c red, perf. 14, never hinged
Price Realized: $138,000.00



From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1866 10k brown and blue, center inverted, two copied used on cover, unique, Mikulski cert. €100,000+
Price Realized: $132,000.00



From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
#4 Pair on cover Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $126,500.00



From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
Only known # 1 & 3 mixed franking on cover Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $126,500.00



From our December 2010 auction:
China
1941 Dr. Sun Yat-sen New York Print $2 black and blue, variety center inverted
Price Realized: $120,750.00



From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, inverted overprint (C68a)
Price Realized: $120,750.00

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