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 #1230
SOMALIA Flight Covers
1936 (21 July) flown cover from Afgoi to Milano, franked on both sides with 6x1L, showing Mogadisco Registry label handstamped "Afgai", with departure and arrival pmks on back, fine usage on the Mogadiscio-Rome line (Ala Littoria S.A. company), with detailed Longhi (2013) certificate
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Lot #1231
SOMALIA Flight Covers
1936 (17July) flown cover to Alexandria, Egypt, franked with three 50c adhesives and colorful label, tied by "Posta Militare No.121S - Vaglia" cds, arrival pmks of Alexandria and Sidi-Gaber, little toning at right, fine usage on the Addis Abeba-Dire Daua-Il Cairo-Alessandria line (Ala Littoria S.A. company), with detailed Longhi (2013) certificate
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Lot #1232
SOMALIA Flight Covers
1936 (2 Dec) flown cover from Negheli, franked with single 30c and pair of 1L, charged 2.50Lire with Postage Dues on arrival in Bergamo, carried on the Mogadiscio-Asmara-Rome line (Ala Littoria S.A. company), with military sender's address on back, fine cover with detailed Longhi (2011) certificate
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Lot #1233
SOMALIA Flight Covers
1939 (26 Oct) flown cover from Mogadiscio to Vigone, franked with two different, backstamped on arrival, signed Sorani
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