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 #317
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - VIETNAM
1888 cover from the Campario correspondence, with letter datelined "Dien-bien-phou February 6, 1888", with "Lao-Kai 25 Fevr 88" and corresponding "Corps Exp're Annan-Tonkin" alongside, addressed to France, with "Ba-Hoa", "Than-Quan", "Ha-Noi" and "Corr.D.Arm. Ligne N Paq. Fr. No.5" transits, also 22 Apr 88 arrival pmk on back (Dien Bien Phu became famous in 1954, when the Battle of Dien Bien Phu was fought between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist revolutionaries)
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Unsold
Lot #318
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - VIETNAM
1892 (9 Sep) cover posted on board of steamship of the "Messageries Fluviales de Cochinchione" (steamship along the Mekong River, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam) to France, attractively franked with 5x5c green French Colonies General Issue, tied by "Vapeur No.2 Cochinchine", with transit postmarks of "MyTho Cochinchine" (10 Sep), "Saigon-Central Cochinchine" and Carcassonne arrival pmk on back
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Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #319
FRENCH COLONIES French Indochina - VIETNAM
1907 red-band (Chinese correspondence) cover from My Tho to Pnom Penh, with "My Tho Cochinchine" departure pmk on back and charged Postage Due on arrival in Cambodia, with 20c Colonies General adhesive added and tied by cds, some toning, rare usage
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Unsold

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