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 #1252
THAILAND Military Mail
1895 free-frank cover endorsed "Troupes d'occupation du Siam" and addressed to Paris, with "Corr.D.Arm. Lign N. Paq. Fr. No.1" 31 Dec 95 departure pmk, with "Marine Francaise Service du Mer" (Anchor) cachet alongside, sender's signature at bottom, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #1253
THAILAND Military Mail
1897 (Mar) free-frank cover endorsed "Troupes du Siam" and addressed to France, violet "Detachment D'Occupation de Chantaboun Siam / Le Commandant" cachet, signed by the officer, transit of "Saigon Cochinch' Corps Exp're 24 Mars 97" ("Mars" inverted), Landreville (27 Apr) arrival
Envelope
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #1254
THAILAND Military Mail
1902 (Oct) free-frank cover endorsed "Troupes d'occupation du Siam" and addressed to Saigon, with "Le Commandant d'armees de Poste de Paknam" endorsement and corresponding violet "Poste de PAKNAM SIAM / Le Commandant d'Armees" cachet, with "Saigon Cochinch' Corps Exp're 27 Oct 04" arrival, fine and very rare usage from Paknam
Envelope
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #1255
THAILAND Military Mail
1903 free-frank cover endorsed "Troupes d'occupation du Siam" and addressed to General de Beylie, commandant la Brigade in Saigon, with small "Detachment D'Occupation de Chantaboun Siam / Le Commandant" cachet, fine and rare cover (Leon de Beylie was a French brigadier general commanding French troops in Saigon. He was also an archeologist, a passion he developed during his first visit to the ruins of the Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat)
Envelope
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #1256
THAILAND Military Mail
1903 (20 Jan) postcard with France 15c franking, sent from Paris to "Pack-Nam", Siam, endorsed "Troupe d'occupation du Siam", with violet "Poste de Pak-Nam Siam Le Commandant d'Armes" cachet applied on arrival (Pak-Nam was known for the "Paknam Incident" fought during the Franco-Siamese War in July 1893. While sailing off Paknam on Siam's Chao Phraya River, three French ships violated Siamese territory and were fired warning shots by a Siamese fort and a force of gunboats. In the ensuing battle, France won and blockaded Bangkok)
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1257
THAILAND Military Mail
1904 (May) free-frank cover endorsed "Troupes d'occupation du Siam" and addressed to a French soldier in Saigon, violet "Detachment D'Occupation de Chantaboun Siam / Le Commandant" cachet, further signed "Le Commandant d'Armes", with "Saigon Cochinch' Corps Exp're 25 May 04" struck on arrival, fine and rare cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1258
THAILAND Military Mail
1904 (Feb) free-frank cover endorsed "Detachement du Siam" and addressed to Paris, violet "Detachment D'Occupation de Chantaboun Siam / Le Commandant" cachet, transit of "Saigon Cochinch' Corps Exp're 2 Fevr 04" and Paris arrival (2 Mar) on back, fine and rare cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1259
THAILAND Military Mail
1896-1907 balance of the collection, 14 covers or cards, with four free-frank covers endorsed "Troupes d'occupation du Chantaboun", "Corps d'occupation di Siam" and "Troupes du Siam", supported by violet cachets, one addressed to Saigon, others to France, also additional later items, mostly from Siamese occupied Cambodia, with pmks of "Saigon a Bangkok" and "Bangkok a Saigon" (three different canceled 1906), "Krat Cambodge" (two different used in 1907), "Chantaboun" (two cards, one with English canceled 22.6.96 on unaddressed stationery card, another used in 1903 via Bangkok on picture postcard to France), "Chantaburi" (1903 bilingual cancel on unaddressed postcard), "Battambong" (1901 stationery card to France), plus "Siemrat" (Siamese cancel on 4a stationery card via Phnom Penh to Paris, with 1902 cancels), mixed condition, scarce group
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,400.00

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