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Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World

August 6-7, 2019

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Welcome to our Summer auction to be held on August 6-7 2019 at our New York City galleries and on CherrystoneLive. There are 1,668 lots of rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, with properties of numerous vendors and estates sold by their order. We begin with United States, followed by Austria, Belgium, France and Colonies, Germany and Colonies, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Scandinavian Countries. British Commonwealth is well represented with strength in Victoria and George V singles and sets. Also noteworthy is Colombia with a complete set of the 1920 Scadta vignettes unused and on individual covers. There is also a selection of Ethiopia, additional South and Central America, Asia and rest of the world. This auction concludes with 100+ large lots and collections, which range from single country collections to multi-carton worldwide groups of stamps and covers


The New Amsterdam Collection of United States Rarities

July 10, 2019

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The New Amsterdam Collection of United States Stamps sold for close to $7 Million on 10th July 2019. Hundreds of floor and internet bidders competed for just 220 lots at auction which took almost four hours to complete. With the final hammer, the New Amsterdam Collection took its rightful place among the most valuable stamp collections in philatelic history.

The New Amsterdam Collection was formed over fifty years ago, its mission to complete spaces in a newly acquired Scott National Postage Album. Most of the material was acquired through Dumont Stamp Company, an old established and respected dealership which was in midtown Manhattan in the 1970s.

Competition was intense, especially for the top items. The absolute highlights of the auction were the two 1867 "Z" Grills, each with a pre-sale estimate of $750,000. The 10c green (Washington) fetched $1,150,000 and 15c gray black (Lincoln) $1,610,000, the latter setting a record for a single United States stamp sold at auction.

Additional rare Grills realized $661,250 for a 3c "B" Grill and $172,500 for a 30c "A" Grill. Other noteworthy results include $287,500 for 1869 30c Pictorial with Inverted flags and $402,500 for 24c Inverted Jenny. A rare 2c coil pair estimated at $300,000 was hammered down at $805,000. All results include Cherrystone's 15% buyer's premium.

New Amsterdam Collection of Important U.S. Rarities
July 10, 2019

We have just completed our sale of The New Amsterdam Collection of United States Rarities. Hundreds of bidders competed for 220 lots which sold during a rapidly paced four-hour session. [Read Article]

Some highlights and record shattering results are listed below:


15c Z. Grill (85F)
Sold for $1,610,000


2c Coil (321)
Sold for $805,000


24c Inverted Jenny (C3a)
Sold for $402,500


30c Orange A. Grill
Sold for $172,500


10c Z. Grill (85D)
Sold for $1,150,000


3c B. Grill (82)
Sold for $661,250


30c Flags Inverted (121b)
Sold for $287,500


5c Special Printing (204)
Sold for $172,500

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