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 #586
GUATEMALA
1790 folded wrapper front to Guatemala (Secretary of the Office of Criminales), with ornamental framed "Tegusigapa" (reino de Guatemala territory), manuscript 83 1/2 Reales (very high amount at that time), fine and scarce example of this mark (used from 1790 to 1810)
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #587
GUATEMALA
1871 Coat of Arms, 1c ocher, printed on both sides, imperforate sheet corner margin block of nine with "Controle T.P." control handstamp at lower left, unused without gum, v.f. and splendid showpiece from Guatemala, undoubtedly unique control block (catalogued as singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #1b
Catalog Value $1,215
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #588
GUATEMALA
1875 Medio real red brown, horizontal pair unused, also two pen cancelled singles, fine
(*)O
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #589
GUATEMALA
1881 Quetzal, 2c brown & green, center inverted, h.r., good color, fine,
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Catalog #22a
Catalog Value $725
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #590
GUATEMALA
1881 Quetzal, 5c red & green, center inverted, faint traces of violet postmark at bottom, well centered, v.f., rare (Goodman states only 25, mostly used, exist)
O
Catalog #23a
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #591
GUATEMALA
1881 Quetzal, 20c yellow & green, center inverted, h.r., fine,
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Catalog #25a
Catalog Value $825
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #592
GUATEMALA
1894 10c on 75c rose pink, blue surcharge, canceled by 20 Dec. 1900 cds, well centered, fine and rare stamp, with 1996 Peter Holcombe certificate. Only a few genuine used stamps have been recorded,
O
Catalog #54
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #593
GUATEMALA
1911 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 5c red & black, center inverted, top right sheet corner margin block of ten, hinged in margin only, stamps n.h., fine (catalogued as hinged singles)
Box **
Catalog #142a
Catalog Value $300
Price Realized
$180.00

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