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 #861
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1878-1880 3k blue, 5k red (two distinct shades and types) and 5k large size, used and unused of last, minor flaws, mostly fine (Schmidt 1-3)
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Catalog #1,2,4
Unsold
Lot #862
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1880 5k red, thin paper, imperforate vertical block of eight (2x4), h.r. at top, folded horizontally and vertically between stamps, fine and scarce multiple, ex-Faberge, Lentz and Bianchi collections (Schmidt 3)
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Catalog #4
Unsold
Lot #863
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1880 5k red, thin paper, imperforate vertical sheet margin block of nine, tete-beche at bottom right, h.r., minor thin spots at top, extremely rare, ex-Liphschutz (Schmidt 3,3a)
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Catalog #4,4S
Unsold
Lot #864
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1880 5k indigo blue, white, quadrille paper, reconstructed sheet of 25, with full margins, position 25 printed upright, h.r., folded between stamps, with some marginal separations, small tear at bottom, fine. One of only three sheets still remaining in private hands, ex-Baughman (a single strip of three realized $1,800 at the Faberge sale in 1999)
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Catalog #5
Unsold
Lot #865
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1880 3k dark blue, 5k red, imperforate singles, h.r., v.f. (Schmidt 4,5)
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Catalog #5,6
Catalog Value $280
Unsold
Lot #866
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1880 5k red, imperforate horizontal tete-beche pair, h.r., fresh and v.f., rare, ex-Liphschutz (Schmidt 4a)
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Catalog #6S
Unsold
Lot #867
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1883 3k blue on gray paper (0,10), first setting (positions 1+1+2+2 and 2+2+1+1, bottom rows 2+2+2+2 and 1+1+1+1) complete gutter, tete-beche pane of 16, folded between stamps, minor thin spots in margin, rare sheet
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Catalog #7P,7S
Unsold
Lot #868
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1883 3k indigo blue, white paper (two different types), also horizontal pair on yellow paper, marginal thins, stamps v.f.
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Catalog #7P1,2
Unsold
Lot #869
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1884-1891 Arms, selection of 21 mostly used stamps incl. 3k olive green (No.10), various shades and postmarks, mostly fine
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Catalog #8-10,11
Unsold
Lot #870
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1884-1916 selection of 29 mostly used, with 3k green perf. varieties, block of four, shades, imperf. single etc., couple of minor flaws, mostly fine,
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Catalog #8/27
Catalog Value $512
Unsold
Lot #871
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1887 3k olive green, three distinct shades and types (2,3,4), used, one thin, others fine-v.f., ex-Liphschutz,
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Catalog #10
Catalog Value $450
Unsold
Lot #872
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1887 3k gray olive green, perf. 13, no gum, thin and perf. flaws, appears unused (cleaned) sold AS IS (rated "RRRR" if unused)
Catalog #10
Unsold
Lot #873
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1909 3k black on green, single and complete sheet of 12 containing six vertical gutter tete-beche pairs, h.r., some stains and discolorations, scarce (Schmidt 32,32S)
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Catalog #28,28a
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Lot #874
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1909 3k black on dark red, single and complete sheet of 12 containing six vertical gutter tete-beche pairs, unused without gum, v.f. (Schmidt 33,33S)
Box (*)
Catalog #29,29a
Unsold
Lot #875
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1909 3k black on yellow, single and complete sheet of 12 containing six vertical gutter tete-beche pairs, unused without gum, creases, otherwise fine, scarce (Schmidt 34,34S)
Box (*)
Catalog #30,30a
Unsold
Lot #876
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO ARDATOV
1909 3k black on rose, horizontal gutter tete-beche pane of 12, marginal h.r., fine and rare sheet (catalogue value for six tete-beche pairs) (Schmidt 27a)
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Catalog #31S
Catalog Value $1,800
Unsold

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