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 #1341
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS JAPAN
1871-1900 collection formed by Baron Maejima Hisoka (1835-1919, who founded the Japanese postal service and is known as their "Father of the Postal System". As a Meiji bureaucrat, he was sent to England in 1870 to study the workings of the General Post Office, and upon his return to Japan in 1871, his proposals for the creation of a similar system in Japan were quickly approved. The Japanese post office began operation in April 1871 with a daily service linking Tokyo with Osaka, with 65 post offices in between. Baron Maejima personally coined the Japanese word for postage stamp (kitte). In 1874, Maejima hired a foreign advisor, Samuel M. Bryan, to negotiate a postal treaty with the United States, and to assist in the admission of Japan into the Universal Postal Union in 1877. By the time Maejima retired in 1881, the Japanese postal system had expanded to 5,099 post offices and was continuing to grow. He was honored on several Japanese postage stamps). The album includes a selection of 60 mostly unused early Japanese stamps (1/86) all stuck down to pages, also 32 unused stationery cards, entire envelopes and wrappers (this section alone is stated to catalogue Yen 3,450,000 $32,300), plus unused Lombardy-Venetia, Belgium, Bermuda, Hawaii, South Africa and other British Colonies, also Netherlands, Guatemala, Uruguay and others, strength in postal stationery, with the Baron's personal notations and seal. A wonderful historical item
Envelope (*)
Price Realized
$13,500.00

Lot #1342
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS JAPAN
1871-1986 collection in Scott Specialty album, older issues mostly used, with Scott 1-4, 5-8, Cherry Blossoms (17), 1916 Ceremonial Hat (154), unused 1921 Postal Service (163-66), Kwantung (227-29), Regular Issues mostly used; unused (plus many used duplicates) from 1938, National Parks souvenir sheets with original folders, other souvenir sheets from 1946 (378a, etc.), Beauty and Flying Geese sheetlets of five (n.h.), Boy souvenir sheet of ten (n.h.), plus other Commemorative souvenir sheets (apparently n.h.), plus Air Post (C8 n.h.), 1951 issue with Zeroes underlined, some back of book, generally fine-v.f.
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Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #1343
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS JAPAN
1871-74 balance of a specialized collection on 25 pages, used and unused, 1871 imperforate 48m brown (11), 100m blue (3), 200m vermilion (6), laid and wove paper varieties, Plate I and II, different shades and plate flaws; perforated Issue, 1872 1/2s brown reconstructed block of 24, plus another 24 used and unused examples, including two unused pairs, four singles on part of native cover to Tokyo, with Fukushima transits, plus mostly unused 1s blue (8) and 2s vermilion (5), different shades. The Cherry Blossoms start with 1/2s brown, unused block of 10, plus 24 used and unused singles, various Plates, shades and cancels, other values well represented, with nice showing of shades, multiples and cancels, 2s yellow (9, including two unused and one on faulty cover), 4s rose unused block of four, 10s blue green and yellow green, used and unused of each, 20s lilac two different shades (unused) and four used, plus 30s unused (pinhole at top right corner) and used (Nataka cancel); 1874 Foreign Paper with Syllabics, 1/2s two unused panes of 20, used and unused and other values, numerous Syllabics of 1s blue and 2s yellow, two used examples od 4s rose, three each unused 6s and 10s green, 20s violet (5), 30s gray (9), Bird stamps (10 different used), plus others, additional covers, shades, etc., mixed condition, mostly fine or better. An interesting collection, with many better items, high catalogue value
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Catalog #1/54A
Price Realized
$20,000.00

Lot #1344
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS JAPAN
1872-76 study of 100+ used and unused on pages, clearly identified by Scott and Minkus number, better items included, with study notes which identify the genuine and fake characteristics, most values represented, mixed condition, faults noted, also few fakes included for comparison (not counted), cat. $5,000+
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Catalog #9/54A
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1345
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS JAPAN
1950-80s extensive holding of Mihon overprints, many hundreds in two stock books and small box, all arranged by Scott number, including souvenir sheets, fine-v.f.
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