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 #1192
Far Eastern Republic
1922 Fifth Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, overprinted in red "1917 7-XI 1922", 2k-10k imperf. sheets of 25, each showing curved "22" of "1922" (position 24), two partially adhered on French Consulate in Vladivostok affidavits, each with a consular seal on one stamp, 10k also with handstamps on back, all with some toning (these stamps were stored for many years in Shanghai), accompanied by a typewritten and signed statement from the Postal Authorities in Vladivostok confirming that 10,000 sets were overprinted. A unique group,
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Catalog #62-65,var
Catalog Value $3,500
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1193
Far Eastern Republic
1922 Fifth Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, overprinted in black instead of red (proof) "1917 7-XI 1922", 2k-10k imperf. blocks of four, n.h. but disturbed gum with some usual toning, still v.f., unique set of proof blocks
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Catalog #62-65P
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1194
Far Eastern Republic
1922 4k rose, red overprint triple (!), canceled on piece, little toning, otherwise fine, very rare
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Catalog #63var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1195
Far Eastern Republic
1922 5k claret, vertical block of ten, red overprint displaced downwards, lower right stamp with curved "22" of "1922", unused without gum, v.f.
Box (*)
Catalog #64,64var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1196
Far Eastern Republic
1922 5k claret, imperf. horizontal block of six, overprint double, n.h., gum toning, otherwise fine,
Box **
Catalog #64b
Catalog Value $2,100
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1197
Far Eastern Republic
1922 5k claret, vertical block of ten, red overprint double and further displaced downwards, unused without gum, some inconsequential toning, otherwise v.f., probably unique multiple,
Box (*)
Catalog #64b
Catalog Value $3,500
Price Realized
$2,300.00

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