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 #671
ITALY ITALIAN OFFICES IN CHINA - Peking
1917 overprinted "Pechino 2 Cents" on 5c green (2), 8c on 20c orange and 20c on 50c violet, last one scissors separated at left, all canceled by "R.R. Poste Italiane Pechino-Cina" 22.11.1917 cds on registered cover from Peking to Rome, violet boxed censor handstamp and Italian Legation to Pechino handstamp on back, also 12.2.18 arrival pmks, signed Diena and Raybaudi, with 1988 certificates from each, stating that this is the only known cover franked with "Pechino 20 Cents" on 50c violet. Also enclosed is a copy of a magazine article regarding this cover. A rarity (Sass.1,5,6) (Sass.6 catalogued €75,000 used off cover, Sass.5 €12,750 on cover)
Envelope
Catalog #1,8,9
Price Realized
$24,000.00

Lot #672
ITALY ITALIAN OFFICES IN CHINA - Peking
1917 overprinted "Pechino 40 Cents" on 1L brown & green, canceled "R.R. Poste Italiane Pechino-Cina" 25.11.1917, well centered for this notoriously difficult issue, signed Sorani, Raybaudi, Fiecchi, etc., with 1996,1999 and 1953 certificates from each. A fine rarity from Italian Offices in China (Sass.7, €120,000)
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Catalog #11
Catalog Value $60,000
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #673
ITALY ITALIAN OFFICES IN CHINA - Peking
1917-18 Pechino, 10c, 20c, 25c, 50c, 1L and 5L, six different high values, blocks of four, each canceled by Poste Italiane Pechino-Cina, tied on pieces, fine-v.f., some pencil signed (Sass.11-16, €4,460 as used singles)
Box
Catalog #15-20
Catalog Value $2,420
Unsold

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