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 #416
GREAT BRITAIN
1840 1p black, lettered N-I, unused with large part original gum, beautiful intense and extraordinary fresh color, margins all around, v.f., with 2000 Bolaffi certificate,
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $11,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #417
GREAT BRITAIN
1840 1p black, lettered R-C, unused without gum, ample margins all around, just clear at upper left, good color and strong impression, fine
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Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #418
GREAT BRITAIN
1841 2p blue, plate 4, lettered "B-D", unused with original gum (heavy h.r.), margins just in at upper left and lower right, still a very good example of this rare stamp, with 2008 Brandon certificate (SG 14)
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value £6,250
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #419
GREAT BRITAIN
1844 two covers, each franked with 1d red on blued paper canceled with Maltese Cross, one with numbers "7" and "11" within, fine and scarce pair of covers, cat. £510 (as used off cover)
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #420
GREAT BRITAIN
1850 Prince Consort, imperforate completed essay in red brown, lettered "F-J", without gum as issued, shallow thin at top, otherwise fresh and v.f., with 2015 BPA certificate. These essays were prepared for Henry Archer (the inventor of the first postage stamp perforating machine, which he patented in 1848, to facilitate stamp separation. He eventually sold his copyright and patents to the Postmaster General) for the surface-printed issues. When Archer was cautioned against using the Queen's Head in the design of the stamp, that of Prince Albert's portrait was used instead (it has been suggested that the check letters "F" and "J" were initials of Ferdinand Joubert, who designed Britain's first surface printed postage stamp) (SG DP71(2)
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Catalog Value £3,000
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #421
GREAT BRITAIN
1858-79 surface printed issues, selection of 12 covers or FLs, wide variety of frankings and markings sent to France, Italy, Germany and USA, mixed condition, some faults noted, useful group
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #422
GREAT BRITAIN
1868 two covers from Glasgow and Manchester to San Remo, Italy, each franked with a pair of 3d rose plate 4, tied by Manchester and Glasgow duplex cancels, with transit and arrival markings, some faults, but scarce pair of covers, SG £1,200 (as used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #SG 103
Unsold
Lot #423
GREAT BRITAIN
1877 two FLs to Palermo, each franked with 2 1/2d Plate 1, white and blued papers, tied by "159" duplex cancels, supported by Glasgow departure cds, the latter with arrival pmk, scarce on cover
Envelope
Catalog #SG 138,139
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #424
GREAT BRITAIN
1878 10sh gray, lettered A-D, used, small faults, fine appearance (SG 128)
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Catalog #74
Catalog Value £3,200
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #425
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 5sh rose, blued paper, plate 4, watermarked "Anchor", used, well centered, v.f., with 2004 BPB (Basel) certificate (SG 130)
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Catalog #90
Catalog Value £4,800
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #426
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 5sh rose, blued paper, neat Glasgow cds, well centered, bright color, v.f. and beautiful stamp (SG 130)
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Catalog #90
Catalog Value £4,800
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #427
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 5sh rose, plate 4, watermarked anchor, white paper, heavy cancels, small faults, fine appearance (SG 134)
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Catalog #90a
Catalog Value £4,200
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #428
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 10sh slate, white paper, excellent color, centering and perforations, Manchester, Au 14, 83 cds, fine (SG 135)
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Catalog #91a
Catalog Value £4,500
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #429
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 10sh slate, white paper, oval grids cancel, well centered, fine (SG 135)
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Catalog #91a
Catalog Value £4,500
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #430
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 £1 brown lilac, watermarked Anchor, white paper, neat Glasgow 1883 cds, well centered, v.f., signed Buhler (SG 136)
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Catalog #92a
Catalog Value £9,000
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #431
GREAT BRITAIN
1883 2sh6p lilac, Bluish Paper, well centered, h.r., small stain at bottom, otherwise fresh and v.f. example of this rare stamp, with 2010 Brandon certificate (SG 175)
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Catalog #96a
Catalog Value £6,750
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #432
GREAT BRITAIN
1884 5sh rose, blue paper, never hinged and post office fresh, signed Raybaudi, with 2008 Brandon certificate. A beautiful stamp (SG 176; catalogue value for hinged)
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Catalog #108a
Catalog Value £18,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #433
GREAT BRITAIN
1884 £1 brown violet, watermarked Crowns, heavy cancels, small faults, otherwise v.f. (SG 185)
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Catalog #110
Catalog Value £3,000
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #434
GREAT BRITAIN
1884 £1 brown violet, watermarked crowns, used, well centered, creases, abrasions and perf. faults, otherwise fine (SG 185)
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Catalog #110
Catalog Value £3,000
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #435
GREAT BRITAIN
1891 £1 green, well centered, heavy h.r., light natural creases, fine (SG 212)
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Catalog #124
Catalog Value £4,000
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #436
GREAT BRITAIN
1902 (20 Feb) registered stationery letter upfranked with 2x1p lilac and 1/2p green (KEVII), sent from London to Khong, Laos (French Indo-China), with Marseille, Saigon and Cap St. Jacques Cochinchine transits, unusual registered cover to uncommon destination
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #437
GREAT BRITAIN
1902 KEVII £1 green, sheet margin at left, fresh color, h.r., unusually well centered, v.f., pencil signed (SG 266)
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Catalog #142
Catalog Value £2,000
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #438
GREAT BRITAIN
1919 Seahorses, Bradbury, Wilkinson, two sets of three, different shades, h.r., fine-v.f. (SG 413a-417)
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Catalog #179-181
Catalog Value £1,920
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #439
GREAT BRITAIN
1938-48 George VI 2sh6p-10sh blue, two of each (including 10sh indigo), l.h., also a single £1, plus two sets of 1951 Festivals (n.h.), fine-v.f. (SG 476-78c,509-12)
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Catalog #249-51A,275,286-89
Catalog Value £1,025
Price Realized
$280.00

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