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 #244
FINLAND
1866 1p black on yellow, Roulette III, two singles tied on outer FL by Wiborg 7/6 cds, boxed "ANK 8/6" (1868) arrival, right stamp with partially clipped roulette, otherwise fine and attractive cover, with 1996 Mikko Ossa certificate (Mi.7Cy) (catalogue value for single on cover)
Envelope
Catalog #8
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #245
FINLAND
1891-92 Coat of Arms, 1k-7r complete set, n.h. (except 14k and 50k l.h.), fresh, fine-v.f.,
*/**
Catalog #46-58
Catalog Value $1,218
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #246
FINLAND
1891-92 Coat of Arms, 1k-7r complete set, used, fine-v.f.,
O
Catalog #46-58
Catalog Value $1,202
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #247
FINLAND
1891-92 Coat of Arms, 1r, 3.50r and 7r sheet corner margin blocks of four, n.h., post office fresh, fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #56-58
Catalog Value $2,415
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #248
FINLAND
1891-92 Coat of Arms, 3.50r black & light gray, bottom sheet margin single used on small registered cover to Helsingfors, trilingual "Tammerfors/Tampere" 23.III.99 departure cds and Helsinki arrival pmk on back, faint toning, otherwise fine; philatelically inspired, but with all the proper markings and clearly traveled through the mail, rare single franking on cover (cat. $9,000 for commercially used cover)
Envelope
Catalog #57
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #249
FINLAND
1891-92 Coat of Arms, 7r black & yellow, used on locally addressed Helsinki 29.III.99 cover, philatelic but scarce single franking on cover, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #58
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #250
FINLAND
1898-1907 three Russian stationery cards including 3k (2) and 4k, also 4k on picture postcard, each with a different "Is Finlandi" (from Finland) handstamp in violet or black, sent from Helsingfors, via St. Petersburg, two used locally, others to England and New York, with St. Petersburg and Helsingfors cancels, fine group ("From Finland" handstamp was used in St. Petersburg 1898-1908 for mail from Finland not canceled at origin)
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #251
FINLAND
1901 Coat of Arms, 2p-10M set of six, l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #64-69
Catalog Value $791
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #252
FINLAND
1901 Coat of Arms, 2p-10M set of six, used, fine-v.f.,
O
Catalog #64-69
Catalog Value $374
Price Realized
$95.00

Lot #253
FINLAND
1901 10M black & greenish gray, lower left sheet corner margin block of four, n.h., perf. separations at left, fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #75
Catalog Value $1,100
Price Realized
$230.00

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