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 #603
IRAN
1882 registered cover franked with 10ch Nasser-Eddin Shah retouched portrait issue, used in combination with 5ch Sun, showing rectangular registration handstamp alongside, addressed to Azadol-Molk, senior figure in Shah's court, canceled with a single circle "Sari", filing fold away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
Catalog #53,54
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #604
IRAN
1884 small cover franked on back with 25c (5ch) green & deep green, neatly tied by red brown "Sultanabad 12/03" cancel, with Teheran arrival on front, fine
Envelope
Catalog #52
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #605
IRAN
1885 5ch blue, used on back of a small cover to Teheran, tied by "Daulat-Abad 10/1" cds, with transit and arrival pmks, fine
Envelope
Catalog #59A
Unsold
Lot #606
IRAN
1890 small envelope from Sebzevar franked on back with 5ch gray violet variety of the so-called 1889 Paris Print (lilac is the normal color), fine, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #75
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #607
IRAN
1891 small cover franked on back with 5ch deep blue, tied by single circle "Sirdjan" with inverted date, sent to Abbassi, fine
Envelope
Catalog #83
Unsold
Lot #608
IRAN
1894 registered cover from Kum to Teheran, franked with 10ch and 1kr (perforations noted), paying double internal rate plus the registration fee (total of 30ch), "Perse" registration label no. 741, cover corners rounded, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #85,87
Unsold
Lot #609
IRAN
1895 Nasser-Eddin Golden Border issue, registered cover from "Damghan", franked with single 1kr (5ch internal rate + 15ch registration fee = 1kr), cover roughly opened at left, with Teheran arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #96
Unsold
Lot #610
IRAN
1899 registered cover franked with 2kr pink, with Arabesque Control Handstamp, used with additional franking to Fars, fine and scarce
Envelope
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #611
IRAN
1901 Parcel Post Receipt dispatched from Abbassi to Sirdjan, franked with five different, fine-v.f.
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #612
IRAN
1901 Special Adjutant Provisional issue, cover from Khorramabad to Broudjerd, franked with pair of 2ch and a single 1ch, tied by departure cds, fine
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #613
IRAN
1902 registered cover addressed to the Director General of the Persian Passports & Customs, Mr. Arnold in Tiflis, attractively franked on back with a combination of Chahis typesets, with Baku transits and Tiflis arrival pmks, some cover adhesions on front, fine and colorful item
Envelope
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #614
IRAN
1906 5ch on 1kr stationery entire envelope, upfranked with 1ch violet and used from "Bender-Lingueh" to Teheran, with Bouchir transit and arrival pmks on back
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #615
IRAN
1906 registered cover to Senneh, franked on back with 2x2ch and 1kr violet, tied by "Amin Hozour" (one of the six district post offices in Teheran in the early 20th century) pmks, with arrival pmk on front, fine
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #616
IRAN
1913 cover franked on back with 6ch, tied by "Dehkharghan" bilingual cds (the city was renamed to Azarshahr after an ancient fire temple was discovered there), sent to Tauris, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #617
IRAN
1915 (29 June) registered cover from Isfahan to Bombay, redirected to Quetta, franked on back with six Coronation stamps, partly covered by British Military "Opened By Censor" label, also "Passed Censor Bombay" in violet and Quetta arrival pmks, some toning, scarce usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #618
IRAN
1915 (10 Feb) cover from Koum to Teheran, franked on back with pair and block of four of re-valued to 1ch from 13ch 1911 stamps of Ahmad Shah, fine, with arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #535
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #619
IRAN
1916 (28 Mar) cover franked on back with Sultan Ahmad Shah 5ch with black handstamp, used in combination with 2x2ch Coronation stamps, sent from Teheran to Kazvin (addressed to the "Chief Constable of the Police"), filing folds, otherwise fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #620
IRAN
1916 Parcel Post delivery slip franked with a combination of Postage and Parcel Post Coronation stamps (2x5ch,2kr, 1t and 3t), tied by Teheran cds, fine and rare usage, with Recht arrival pmk on reverse
Unsold
Lot #621
IRAN
1917 (19 Sep) registered cover from Kazvin to Kashan, franked on back with 6x1ch/10ch and 3x5ch Ahmad Shah first portrait issue, with Teheran arrival pmks
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #622
IRAN
1919 insured registered money letter, franked with strip of 6 of "1336" on 2kr Coat of Arms issue, used in combination with 1ch and pair of 30kr 1911 portrait stamps, a large intact envelope with inscriptions regarding the amount inside
Envelope
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #623
IRAN
1919 registered cover to Scotland, franked with horizontal strip of four of 3 Chahis on 12ch, Shiraz departure cds, Bouchir transit, with red London and Edinburgh arrival pmks on back
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #624
IRAN
1919 (6 Apr) registered cover from Shiraz to Scotland, with single 4kr overprinted "24 Chahis", Bouchir transit and red London arrival pmks on back
Envelope
Catalog #602
Unsold
Lot #625
IRAN
1919 4kr and 5kr overprints on 5ch values of 1889 issue, tied by Recht pmks on a complete delivery slip, with Teheran arrival alongside
Catalog #624,625
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #626
IRAN
1921 cover franked on back with 6x1ch Ahmad Shah, tied by cds, with Uyezd transit and "Dozdab" arrival pmk, cover faults, scarce usage to a remote town on the border with India
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #627
IRAN
1921 (11 June) registered cover franked with Inverted and double handstamp, one in blue on 5ch stamp of Reza Shah Coup D'tat celebration issue, used in combination with 6ch, cover sent by an influential Persian Post official A. Kurdistan to Sultan Mohammad Khan of the ministry of finance, fine, possibly unique variety on cover
Envelope
Catalog #636var,637
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #628
IRAN
1921 (13 June) registered cover from Teheran to Kazvin, franked on back with Reza Shah Coup D'etat celebration 10ch Coronation overprinted 21.FEV.1921 (the date Reza Shah Pahlavi took power), used in combination with Ahmad Shah first portrait values, cover wear, scarce commercial usage
Envelope
Catalog #638
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #629
IRAN
1922 registered cover (slightly reduced) franked on back with vertical pair of 12ch "Controle" overprint, tied by "Dizabad" village postmark showing a lion holding sword in its left hand and the sun shining on its back, addressed to Sultanabad, with arrival on front
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #630
IRAN
1922 (11 Nov) parcel post way bill (type II, with "M" instead of "Mr" inscription), with 12x30kr, 1ch, 2x2ch, 2kr Ahmad Shah Portrait with "Controle" overprint, tied by Meched cds
Unsold
Lot #631
IRAN
1923 (10 Feb) cover to Berlin, franked with pair of 10 Chanis on 6ch, attractive Iranshahr Company cover cachet, used from Bushire, fine, with framed "B1" applied on arrival
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #632
IRAN
1923 (22 Apr) cover franked on back with 2kr "Controle", tied by violet "Consulaires Persanes in BACOU" handstamped, carried privately from the Persian mission in Baku, placed in the mail in Recht and sent to Tehran, cover faults, unusual item
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #633
IRAN
1923 (18 Sep) cover from Bender Nasseri via Mohammareh to England, franked with pair of 10ch "Controle" on 20kr, filing fold away from the stamps, scarce usage
Envelope
Catalog #665
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #634
IRAN
1923 cover from Bender Nasseri to England, franked with 1kr on 30kr "Controle 1922", some cover wear, with transit marking on back
Envelope
Catalog #666
Unsold
Lot #635
IRAN
1925 (15 Oct) registered cover dispatched by "Bijoutier Mottahedeh" in Recht and sent to New York, franked on back with 1kr and 3x 9ch provisional stamps of 1925, with arrival pmks, scarce usage
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #636
IRAN
1926 (9 June) large cover franked on back with 10ch Reign de Pahlavi thin paper variety, also 1kr, used in combination with 3x1ch 1924 Ahmad Shah portrait obliterated, sent from Mohammerah, with Teheran arrival cancel alongside, fine
Envelope
Unsold

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