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 #683
JAPAN
1871 48m brown, Native Laid Paper, complete sheet of 40, unused without gum as issued, margins all around, four positional pin holes, mostly between stamps, fine and rare complete sheet of Japan No.1 (catalogued as singles) (Sakura 1,800,000Y $17,130)
Box (*)
Catalog #1
Catalog Value $9,000
Price Realized
$10,500.00

Lot #684
JAPAN
1871 48m brown, Plate I, wove paper, block of four and horizontal pair, tied by boxed Kensazumi (Inspected) Tokyo cancel on piece, fine (catalogued as singles)
Box
Catalog #1b
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #685
JAPAN
1871 48m brown, Plate II, Native Laid Paper, block of four, positions 25-26,33-34, showing variety "blind dragon" (pos.25), unused without gum as issued, v.f. (catalogued as singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #1c
Catalog Value $1,300
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #686
JAPAN
1871 100m blue, Native Laid Paper, complete sheet of 40, unused without gum as issued, margins all around to just cut in at right, four positional pin holes, mostly between stamps, fine and rare complete sheet of Japan No.1 (catalogued as singles) (Sakura 1,720,000Y $16,390)
Box (*)
Catalog #2
Catalog Value $9,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #687
JAPAN
1871 100m blue, Plate I, wove paper, canceled by fancy Utsunomiya grids, good color, v.f.,
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Catalog #2a
Catalog Value $350
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #688
JAPAN
1871 100m blue, Plate II, top sheet margin single, canceled on piece by two strikes of single circle postmaster's seals, v.f., with 2005 Florian Eichhorn opinion ("probably variant of Matsumoto postmaster seal")
O
Catalog #2b
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #689
JAPAN
1871 200m vermilion, clear printing (early period), block of four, unused without gum as issued, positions 10-11/18-19, showing constant varieties ("missing fingers" and "bald dragon"), diagonal creases, still a v.f. block (catalogued as singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,400
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #690
JAPAN
1871 200m vermilion, two vertical pairs, one showing earliest printing, first postmark of Japan cancels, the second canceled on piece Kiwana Kensazumi, fine,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,300
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #691
JAPAN
1871 200m vermilion, clear printing (early period), two blocks of four, used, black & red cancels, positions 11-12/19-20, 27-28,35-36, showing constant varieties ("missing point" in position 36, etc.), small thin and margin tear in one of the blocks, otherwise fine and attractive (catalogued as singles)
Box
Catalog #3
Catalog Value $2,600
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #692
JAPAN
1871 200m vermillion, wove paper, two unused examples, one re-engraved, fine-v.f.,
(*)
Catalog #3a
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #693
JAPAN
1871 200m vermilion, Plate II, horizontal pair, positions 21-22, canceled on piece, irregular margins at bottom to just touching in places, fine and scarce,
O
Catalog #3b
Catalog Value $4,000
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #694
JAPAN
1871 200m vermilion, Plate II, position 36 (variety "Ten Ochi" missing dot), used on native cover, canceled Nagoya Kensazumi, red chops on reverse, some cover faults and discolorations, rare
Envelope
Catalog #3b
Price Realized
$5,000.00

Lot #695
JAPAN
1871 500m blue green, Laid Paper, unused without gum as issued, v.f.,
(*)
Catalog #4
Catalog Value $575
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #696
JAPAN
1871 500m blue green, tied by framed departure cancel on coverfront from Boshu Sehito Post Office to Tokyo, with boxed arrival, fine
Catalog #4
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #697
JAPAN
1871 500m blue green, Laid Paper, 500m yellow green, wove paper, both unused without gum as issued, fine-v.f.,
(*)
Catalog #4,4d
Catalog Value $1,300
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #698
JAPAN
1871 500m blue green, Laid Paper, 500m yellow green, wove paper, unused without gum as issued, the latter touching at bottom, showing portion of adjoining stamp at left,
(*)
Catalog #4,4d
Catalog Value $1,300
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #699
JAPAN
1871 500m green, Native Laid Paper, vertical pair, canceled Saikyo-Ken, v.f. (catalogued as used singles)
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Catalog #4b
Catalog Value $2,800
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #700
JAPAN
1871 500m blue green, laid paper, Plate II, block of four, unused without gum as issued, small scissors cut between stamps at right, black spot at upper left, fine and scarce multiple (catalogued as singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #4e
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #701
JAPAN
1872 1s blue, 2s vermilion and 5s yellow green, used on back of native cover, registered from Yokohama, with red markings and framed chop ("Afternoon Dispatch"), overall cover wear and faults, fine appearing three color combination cover
Envelope
Catalog #6,7,8
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #702
JAPAN
1872 1s blue, wove paper, Plate II, horizontal strip of four, unused, hinge reinforcements and irregular perfs, rare multiple (catalogued as singles)
(*)
Catalog #6a
Catalog Value $2,700
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #703
JAPAN
1872 2s vermilion, laid paper, pos.26, showing some plate flaws, framed "Hikone" on small piece, usual centering, fine, with 2005 Florian Eichhorn certificate,
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Catalog #7
Catalog Value $475
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #704
JAPAN
1872 2s vermilion, two singles tied by framed "Ken" of Tokyo on native cover used 20 Sep 1872, Tokyo 5 and red "Yokkaichi" alongside, some cover wear and faults, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #7
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #705
JAPAN
1872 2s vermilion, pelure wove paper, fancy "Yamagata" cancel, irregular perforations, fine appearance,
O
Catalog #7a
Catalog Value $575
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #706
JAPAN
1872 5s blue green, brittle laid paper, unused without gum, upper right sheet corner margin block of 16, positions 5-8/29-32, showing varieties in positions 6-7, 8-15, minor perf. strengthening, irregular at bottom, rare multiple (catalogued as singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #8
Catalog Value $12,800
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #707
JAPAN
1872 5s blue green, brittle laid paper, unused without gum, upper left right sheet corner margin block of 20, positions 1-4/33-36, showing constant varieties, position 2 "slip through Dragon's Head", minor perf. strengthening and perf. Flaws, rare multiple (catalogued as singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #8
Catalog Value $16,000
Price Realized
$12,500.00

Lot #708
JAPAN
1872 5s blue green, yellow green, wove paper, three different, unused without gum, usual centering and perforations,
(*)
Catalog #8,8a,8b
Catalog Value $2,550
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #709
JAPAN
1872 1s blue, laid paper, horizontal block of 12, laid paper, unused without gum, sheet margin at left, fine-v.f. (catalogued as singles)
Box (*)
Catalog #10a
Catalog Value $630
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #710
JAPAN
1872 2s yellow, laid paper, canceled Uasamatsu in red, fine
O
Catalog #13
Price Realized
$110.00

Lot #711
JAPAN
1872 3s rose, laid paper, lower left sheet corner margin block of 12, l.h. or n.h., fine multiple (catalogued as hinged singles)
Box */**
Catalog #14
Catalog Value $810
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #712
JAPAN
1874 30s gray, Foreign Wove Paper, without syllabics, canceled Hiogo in oval grids, small thin and scissors cut at right, fine appearance. A rare stamp,
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Catalog #25
Catalog Value $7,500
Unsold
Lot #713
JAPAN
1874 30s gray, Foreign Wove Paper, without syllabics, negative Cross cancel, fine. A rare stamp,
O
Catalog #25
Catalog Value $7,500
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #714
JAPAN
1874 2s yellow, native laid paper, Syllabic 16, l.h., v.f.,
*
Catalog #28
Catalog Value $425
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #715
JAPAN
1874 6s violet brown, native laid paper, Syllabic 1, h.r., fine,
*
Catalog #29
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #716
JAPAN
1874 6s violet brown, native laid paper, Syllabic 4, red Cross cancel (Postage Due), fine,
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Catalog #29
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #717
JAPAN
1874 30s gray, Syllabic 1, unused cracked original gum, h.r., fine,
*
Catalog #31
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #718
JAPAN
1874 30s gray, Syllabic 1, very thin laid paper, unused without gum, black marking over intact perforations at bottom right, well centered, fine,
(*)
Catalog #31a
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #719
JAPAN
1874 1/2s brown, Syllabic 2, full sheet of 40 with intact margins all around, h.r. at top and bottom, at least half of the stamps are n.h., minor perf. strengthening at right, minor creasing at bottom, fine intact sheet (catalogued as singles)
Box */**
Catalog #32
Catalog Value $1,600
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #720
JAPAN
1874 20s violet, dark violet, two distinct shades, Syllabics 4 and 5, h.r., fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #38
Catalog Value $875
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #721
JAPAN
1874 30s gray, two copies, one position 19, h.r., one with faint toning at top, still fine,
*
Catalog #39
Catalog Value $950
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #722
JAPAN
1874 1/2s gray, Syllabic 4, full sheet of 40 with margins all around, minor h.r., most of the stamps n.h., faint overall ageing, fine intact sheet (catalogued as singles)
Box */**
Catalog #40
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #723
JAPAN
1874 10s ultramarine, Syllabic 4, variety showing slightly doubled letters and numerals at top and bottom, also crosses at sides, unused without gum, fine "kiss" print
(*)
Catalog #45var
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #724
JAPAN
1874 20s rose, Syllabic 8, lower right sheet corner margin single, incomplete design at bottom ("Tonbo" or dragonfly), h.r., fine and unusual
*
Catalog #48var
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #725
JAPAN
1874 30s violet, Syllabics 2,3 and 4, all three unused, last one perf. 9, h.r., some perf. faults, mostly fine,
*
Catalog #49
Catalog Value $525
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #726
JAPAN
1875 Bird Stamps, three different, two of each, with 12s rose, 15s lilac (Syllabic 1,2) and 45s lake (Syllabic 1,2), h.r., fine group,
*
Catalog #46,47, 50
Catalog Value $3,035
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #727
JAPAN
1875 1s brown, perf. 14 1/2, horizontal pair canceled on piece, fine, very rare
O
Catalog #53
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #728
JAPAN
1875 1s brown, 2s yellow and 5s green, unused, first two without gum, the latter h.r., fine-v.f.,
*(*)
Catalog #53,54,54A
Catalog Value $405
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #729
JAPAN
1885 triple-weight red band cover franked with vertical strip of 3x5s brown, used Shanghai to Nagasaki, with 8 May 1885 foreign mail arrival pmk and "Ship" on reverse, fine usage from China
Envelope
Unsold

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