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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ImagesDescriptionBidding
Lot #654
ITALY Flight Covers
1911 (31 Oct) picture postcard ("Lo Stellone d'Italia brilla su Tripoli"), 5c franking with two strikes of "Posta Aerea Raid Aviatorio Milano-Torino-Milano" in violet, minor toning and tape stain on back, fine (Longhi €550)
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #655
ITALY Flight Covers
1930-33 three original photographs (various sizes), each with "Stato Maggiore Aeronautica" handstamps on back, dated, showing the crew, equipment, etc.
Envelope
Price Realized
$100.00

Lot #656
ITALY Flight Covers
1933 (4 May) incoming flown cover from China, franked on back and tied by Shanghai departure markings, endorsed "By Boat Italy Conte Rosso", boxed "Transportato per Via Aerea" and Brindisi transit pmk, addressed to the Chinese Legation in Rome, with arrival pmk, some toning, fine and scarce incoming flight, ex-collection "Celeste"
Envelope
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #657
ITALY Flight Covers
1934 Rome-Buenos Aires, complete set of four used on three flown covers, each with appropriate cachet, boxed markings on back, etc., fine-v.f.,
Envelope
Catalog #C52-55
Catalog Value $1,825
Price Realized
$400.00

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