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 #1215
SAAR Semi-Postals
1928 10f Madonna, upper right sheet corner margin horizontal pair with date, n.h., v.f. (Mi.134)
**
Catalog #B15
Catalog Value €3,400
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #1216
SAAR Semi-Postals
1928 10fr Madonna, well centered, minute toning at bottom perfs, tied by 12.4.29 cds on registered (overfranked) cover to Augsburg, without arrival pmk, cover folded vertically (twice), fine and rare item, with 2015 Christian Geigle certificate (Mi.134)
Envelope
Catalog #B15
Catalog Value €7,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #1217
SAAR Semi-Postals
1948 Flood Disaster souvenir sheets, set of two, n.h. occasional natural gum inclusions, v.f. (Mi.Block 1,2, €1,600)
**
Catalog #B64a,CB1a
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #1218
SAAR Semi-Postals
1948 Flood Disaster souvenir sheets of four and one, used on separate "Saarbrucken" 12.10.48 First Day Covers, with additional franking added on both sides and registered to New York (prepared by Willibald Becker and addressed to Penny Black Stamp Company), with October 14 and October 15, 1948 arrival pmks, mostly v.f. and extremely rare set of FDCs (Mi. Block 1,2)
Envelope
Catalog #B64a,CB1a
Catalog Value €12,000
Unsold
Lot #1219
SAAR Semi-Postals
1948 Flood Disaster souvenir sheet of four, 5f+5f shifted to bottom, n.h., gum creases and faint toning at right, otherwise fine, with 1982 Hoffmann certificate (Mi.Block 1 I)
Box **
Catalog #B64a,var
Catalog Value €4,000
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #1220
SAAR Semi-Postals
1948 Flood Relief souvenir sheet of four, 5f+5f (green) inverted and shifted downwards, n.h., tiny marginal abrasion, most probably a picked out natural inclusion ("eine winzige, belanglose Schurfung"), also a minute toned speck at upper left, still very fine and rare error souvenir sheet, only a few known, signed Arge Saar, with their 1976 certificate (Mi. Block 1K1)
Box **
Catalog #B64a
Catalog Value €15,000
Price Realized
$4,500.00

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