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 #445
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices in the Turkish Empire
1887 40para on 2 1/2d purple on blue showing the major variety figure "40" practically omitted, used, fine, with 2000 BPA certificate (stating "40" partially omitted -"a transient 'confetti' flaw)
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Catalog #SG 4var
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #446
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices in the Turkish Empire
1893 40 Paras on 1/2d vermilion, surcharge inverted, canceled "BPO Constantinople Fe 25, 93", fine and scarce stamp, with 1971 BPA certificate (SG 7var)
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Catalog #6var
Catalog Value £325
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #447
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices in the Turkish Empire
1905 cover with Ottoman 2x20pa, used in combination with 40pa on 2 1/2p Victoria, tied by British Post Office in Constantinople cds, addressed to Paris, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #448
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices in the Turkish Empire
1913 registered picture postcard from the British Post Office in Constantinople, franked with Levant and 1 Piastre surcharges, also stamps of Austrian, German, French, Italian and Russian Levant, added alongside the Ottoman 20pa, sent to Germany, with Charlottenburg arrival pmk
Envelope
Price Realized
$200.00

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