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 #270
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1869 outer FL addressed to "Coulas, Nam-ton, pres Kay be" (Coulas, Nam-ton, near Kay-be), with return address of "Emile Imbert, Nam-Van, Cambodge Par Saigon", franked with 20c Eagle (cut in at sides), tied by clear "CCN3", with bold "Cochinchine My-Tho 21 Mars 69" cds alongside, plus instructional handstamp in Chinese below. Nam-Van is the old name for Pnom-Penh. The civilian post office in Pnom-Penh did not open until January 1, 1873. Kay be (Cao Beo) is about 10 miles west of My-tho, Vietnam ("Cochinchine" is a historical exonym for Vietnam)
Envelope
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #271
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1873 (Oct) small mourning cover franked with General Issue 10c and 2x20c (two stamps poorly cut in), canceled "CCH" in dots, used from Pnom-Penh to Paris, with "Col. F.V. Suez Paq. 3 Mars" and "Paris a Cherbourg" entry markings, transit (Saigon), arriving in Paris and forwarded to Bayeux, part of backflap missing, but with intact "Paul Roustan Phnom Penh. Cambodge" sender's cachet
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Lot #272
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1878 coverfront addressed to Paris, franked with French Colonies General Issue 25c Ceres (cut in at bottom and right), tied by octagonal "Corr.d'Arm Pnum-Penh 8 Fevr 78", repeated alongside, with red "Col. Fr. Paq. Fr. N No.2" (11 Feb) at bottom (applied at SS "Sindh" at Saigon), filing fold away from the stamp, fine and remarkable item, signed Calves
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #273
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1881 (15 Feb) cover to France, with imperf. upper sheet corner margin 25c Type Sage, tied by Pnomh-Penh Cambodge cds, repeated alongside, with red "Modane a Paris 20 Mars 81" entry, "Saigon Cochin-Chine 17 Feb 81" transit and Lapacaudiere (Loire) arrival pmk on back
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Unsold
Lot #274
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1885 (25 July) cover to France, franked with French Colonies General Issue 25c yellow, tied by "Cochinchine" cds, with traces of town name at bottom, confirmed on back with "Cambodge Pnum-Penh 27 Juil 85" pmk and ms "Le Capitaine Commandant de poste de Sambor", plus signature on address portion, also a partial red "5 Sep 85 Modane a Paris" entry cds. A military post in Sambor existed from 1885-1889 and the sender could have used a 15c military rate, instead of the 25c civilian rate. The "Corr.d'Arm." octagonal gratte pmks with letters were used in Cambodia at the time, but the civilian gratte pmk used on this cover is unrecorded by J. Desrousseaux and may be the earliest known from Sambor, the first village attacked by the Cambodian dissidents
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Lot #275
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1885 red-band cover franked with imperf. strip of 5x1c green Type Sage, canceled by "Cambodge Pnum-Penh 25 Janv. 85" cds, repeated below and addressed to the British Consulate in Bone, Algeria, showing on back Saigon-Cochinchine transit, arrival in Alger, Algeria (2 Mar) and Bone Constantine (4 Mar). Cover is reduced at right, but address is nearly complete and 5c printed matter rate is correct. A rarity from Cambodia with Type Sage franking to uncommon destination
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #276
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1886 (July) cover (with letter) from Bandol France, via Marseille to Pnom Penh, Cambodia, addressed to "Corporal a la Milice Cambodgienne a Pnom-Penh" sent unfranked ("service"), but charged "T" with the addition of 30c French Colonies General Issue Postage Due, canceled on arrival in Pnom Penh, also by pen, minor overall toning, fine incoming cover to Cambodia, signed Calves
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Lot #277
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1887 military free frank (opened for display) headed "Corps Expeditionnaire di Cambodge", addressed to France, with cancels of "Kampot Cambodge 17 Nov 87", supported by military cachet on back "Service de Kampot Commandant", signed by the officer, routed via Hatian with "Cochinchine Hatien" (18 Nov) and "Cochinchine/Chaudoc" (20 Nov) transits, also "Saigon Cochinchine" (22 Nov) and La Rochelle (1 Jan 88) arrival pmks. On front there is "Corps Exp. Tonkin Ligne No.6" double ring (2 Dec) (Salles 1954) indicating that this cover was sent on the French paquebot "Natal", some cover wear, rare item from Kampot during the 1st Cambodian Expedition
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Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #278
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1888 cover to France, franked with French Colonies General Issues 15c blue, tied by indistinct "Cambodge Pnum-Penh", with "Corr.d'Arm. Saigon 30 Nov 88" octagonal gratte pmk alongside, endorsed on back "Corps Expeditionnaire Su Cambodge" on back and initialed by sender, cover tears and wear, rare usage
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Lot #279
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1892 French Colonies 15c stationery entire envelope, upfranked with 10c, canceled "Kompong-Thom Cambodge 29 Fevr 92", with similar departure pmk alongside, sent via Kampong Chhnang (1 Mar), Phnom Penh (3 Mar) and Saigon-Central Cochinchine (6 Mar) to Guitres, France, arriving there on 9th April. Rare and early usage from Kampong Thom
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Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #280
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1893 (29 Sep) cover to France, with "Corps Exped. Cambodge" (Kratie) departure and "Corps Exp. Tonkin Ligne No.8" at top, violet "Flotille du Haute Mekong Indo-Chine Francaise" (with Anchor) cachet (Upper Laos), additional pmks of Phnom Penh and Saigon Central Cochinchine transits, with arrival pmk on back, fine usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #281
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1894 (16 Aug) cover franked with 5c and 10c Indo-China, tied by "Stungtreng Cambodge" departure cds, repeated alongside and addressed to Saigon, roughly opened at top, otherwise fine (Stung Treng is a province of Cambodia in the northeast. While it belonged to Cambodia up to 1892, it was actually transferred to Laos for the period 1893-1905. It borders the provinces of Ratanakiri to the east, Mondulkiri and Kratie to the south and Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear to the west. Its northern boundary is Cambodia's international border with Laos)
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #282
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1894 (13 Aug) 25c Indo-Chine stationery entire envelope, additionally franked with 30c, registered from "Kohng Cambodge", with two additional departure strikes alongside, red "Modane a Paris" entry pmk, "Saigon-Central Cochinchine" transit and Herepian arrival pmks on back
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Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #283
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1894 (21 Feb) registered cover franked with Indo-Chine 10c, 15c and 25c, tied by "Khong Cambodge" departure pmks, repeated alongside, "Saigon-Central Cochinchine" transit, Paris au Havre entry and Deville arrival pmks, backflap missing, fine and rare civilian usage from Khong, possibly the earliest recorded
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Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #284
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1894 (25 Jan) cover endorsed "Colonne du Haut Mekong", with "Corps Exped. Cambodge" departure and octagonal "Ligne Paq. Fr. No.6" below, addressed to Nancy, with "Correspondence Militaire, Le Commandant" and signed by him on reverse, Saigon-Cochinchine transit and arrival pmks, rare
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Unsold
Lot #285
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1894 hand-painted cover (with letter) to France, franked with 15c Indo-Chine, tied by "Phnom Penh Cambodge 31 Juil 94" cds, repeated alongside, supported by "Corps Exped. Cambodge", endorsed "Correspondance Militaire", with military cachet on back "Service Militaire Pnompenh", signed by the officer, with "Saigon Cochinchine" transits and arrival pmk, also red "Yokohama 31 Aug" routing pmk on front, fine and attractive cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #286
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1898 (Nov) cover franked with 25c Indo-China, tied by "Stung-Treng Laos" departure cds, repeated alongside and addressed to France, with Saigon transit and Vendome arrival pmks, fine (Stung Treng is a province of Cambodia in the northeast. While it belonged to Cambodia up to 1892, it was actually transferred to Laos for the period 1893-1905. It borders the provinces of Ratanakiri to the east, Mondulkiri and Kratie to the south and Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear to the west. Its northern boundary is Cambodia's international border with Laos)
Envelope
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #287
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1903 red-band commercial cover sent unfranked from "Pnompenh 19 Janv. 03" to Saigon, taxed on arrival with handstamped "T" and strip of 3x10c Postage Dues (French Colonies General Issue), cut in at top and sides, Saigon-Cochinchine arrival markings, cover wrinkles, unusual item
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #288
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1904 10c stationery card from "Kratie" 13 Sep, sent via Pnompenh, Colombo, Aden and Mombasa to Limuru, British East Africa, with faint 22 Oct 1904 arrival pmk, some adhesions on message side, all markings intact, unusual destination
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Unsold
Lot #289
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1904-05 two postcards, each franked with a different 10c Indo-China, tied by "Stung-Treng Laos" departure cds, repeated alongside and addressed to Germany (same correspondence to Cologne), with Saigon transit cds at left, the former with arrival pmk, fine (Stung Treng is a province of Cambodia in the northeast. While it belonged to Cambodia up to 1892, it was actually transferred to Laos for the period 1893-1905. It borders the provinces of Ratanakiri to the east, Mondulkiri and Kratie to the south and Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear to the west. Its northern boundary is Cambodia's international border with Laos)
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #290
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1906 (1 Oct) registered cover franked with 5c, 15c and 25c Indo-Chine, tied by "Kratie Cambodge" cds, repeated below and sent to Paris, "Pnumpenh 2 Oct 06" transit and Paris (30.10) arrival pmks on back, fine and attractive usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #291
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1926 Indo-Chine 4c stationery entire envelope, additionally franked with 7c and 10c (the former defective), tied by "Saravane Cambodge 9 Mar, 26" cds, another strike repeated alongside, registered to France, with Phnom-Penh and Saigon-Cochinchine transits, filing fold away from the markings, rare
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #292
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - CAMBODIA
1941 (25 Feb) 90c French postal stationery card sent from Phnom Penh to Checy, France, carried by "Ville de Verdun" (departed Saigon 9 March, 1941 and arrived in Marseille 11 June, 1941)
Envelope
Price Realized
$575.00

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