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 #255
FRANCE
1853-60 25c blue ("Empire"), block of four, grid cancels, margins all around, fine-v.f., signed Maury, etc. (Maury 15, €3,400)
Box
Catalog #17
Catalog Value $2,150
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #256
FRANCE
1853-60 80c lake, rose, three different, canceled "5104" large numerals (Shanghai), also "Etranger Barcelona", etc., minute flaws, mostly v.f.
O
Catalog #19,20
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #257
FRANCE
1863-70 40c pale orange, 10c bistre yellowish, unused (regummed), well centered, fine-v.f., signed Calves, Brun
(*)
Catalog #35,54
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #258
FRANCE
1870 Bordeaux Issue, 1c bronze green, block of four, used, margins all around, neat central cancels, thinned, fine appearance (Maury 39, €2,250)
Box
Catalog #38a
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #259
FRANCE
1870 Bordeaux Issue, 40c pale red ("Rouge Sang Clair"), used, margins all around, slight crease, otherwise fine, signed Calves, with 2005 La Postale certificate (YT 48d,Maury 48k, €950)
O
Catalog #47g
Catalog Value $725
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #260
FRANCE
1870-71 20c dark blue ("bleu tres fonce"), used in 1871 on cover to Marseille, fresh and v.f., with Roumet certificate
Envelope
Catalog #45
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #261
FRANCE
1870-71 20c blue, tied by "30" large numeral due marking on FL from Pierrefort to St. Flour, with 1871 cds, fine and scarce, signed Calves, Maury, etc.
Envelope
Catalog #45
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #262
FRANCE
1876-78 Type Sage, 5c green, Type I, l.h., fine, with handstamped guarantee,
*
Catalog #67
Catalog Value $650
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #263
FRANCE
1937 PEXIP souvenir sheet of four, l.h., v.f.
Box *
Catalog #329
Unsold
Lot #264
FRANCE
1944 15fr Provence, large Artist's model (10x the size of issued stamp) on card, hand-corrected with Chinese ink, v.f., probably unique
P
Unsold
Lot #265
FRANCE
1949 UPU, 25c imperf. and gummed trial color pair in blue green (right stamp small stain), also perforated 25c ultramarine (Maury 852B, €1,600), n.h., faint toning spots on back, v.f.
P
Catalog #636P
Unsold

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