U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
May 25-26, 2021

Our May 25-26, 2021 Auction will run live via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,382 lot sale features United States and Worldwide countries, beginning with a solid selection of U.S. singles, sets, Postal History and Possessions. The Foreign section features a highly specialized collection of French Indochina, with 19th Century military and civilian mail from what is today Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. This collection was formed by a former French Colonial resident, with an excellent eye for postal history and considered a foremost expert of the subject. From Germany, there are used and unused selections from an-old time collection formed with assistance from Herbert Bloch and the Friedl Expert Committee. Great Britain and British Commonwealth are followed by a collection of Imperial Japan, including the original collection formed in 1875 by Baron Maejima Hisoka, founder of the Japanese Postal System. Italian Offices in China include three rare Pechino and Tientsin items, including unique covers. The Poland selection features Krakow Issue, Locals, Polish Army Corps in Italy, with unique errors and varieties. Russia boasts a collection of 300+ lots of Zemstvo, with many ex-Baughman, Faberge, and Bianchi items. In addition, this sale includes a strong selection of 100+ large lots and collections ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide properties and large cover lots

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Lot #507
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Telegraph Stamps
1861 4a reddish purple, slightly dried gum, minor creases, otherwise v.f. example of this rare stamp, which was issued for usage throughout India where there were no telegraph offices. Due to bad publicity, most people were unaware of the existence of these stamps and the majority of stamps were withdrawn in 1869 and overprinted "Court Fee" for fiscal use,
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Catalog #SG T1
Catalog Value £3,250
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #508
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Telegraph Stamps
1861 4a reddish purple, usual dried and slightly toned gum, fine, signed Brun,
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Catalog #SG T1
Catalog Value £3,250
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #509
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Telegraph Stamps
1861 1r reddish purple, well centered, blue gum, fine and very rare stamp, signed Brun,
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Catalog #SG T2
Catalog Value £7,500
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #510
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Telegraph Stamps
1861 1r reddish purple, unused with partial gum, h.r., minor creases and slight abrasions, fine and rare stamp,
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Catalog #SG T2
Catalog Value £7,500
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #511
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INDIA Telegraph Stamps
1881 4a green, overprinted "Telegraph", l.h., v.f.,
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Catalog #SG T23
Catalog Value £1,400
Price Realized
$950.00

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