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 #7
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 (June 19) small cover (with four page letter) from Philadelphia to Paris, sent via Baltimore and New York, with blue and red departure pmks, French entry 3 July, re-addressed to Geneva, with John Munroe & Co. forwarding agent's cachet, "35cs" due handstamp and Geneva 4 July arrival pmk, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #8
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, type V, never hinged, nicely centered for this issue, bright color, fresh and fine stamp, with 2021 PSAG certificate for a pair from which this originated (catalogue value for hinged)
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Catalog #24
Catalog Value $140
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #9
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, type V, never hinged, usual centering, bright color, fresh and fine stamp, with a photocopy of a 2021 PSAG certificate for a pair from which this originated (catalogue value for hinged)
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Catalog #24
Catalog Value $140
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #10
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 5c red brown, lightly canceled, usual centering, creases and a few unpunched perforations, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC,
O
Catalog #28
Catalog Value $1,050
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #11
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 embossed Ladies cover franked with 10c green, type I, barely tied by black grids, addressed to St. John's, N.B., with faint red New York pmk alongside, also another in black, with "St. John Sept 4, 58" arrival pmk, some insignificant toning, otherwise fine and rare cover to Canada
Envelope
Catalog #31
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #12
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 10c green, type V, l.h., well centered with wide margins, fresh color, v.f., with a photocopy of a 2014 PFC for a pair from which this originated,
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Catalog #35
Catalog Value $210
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #13
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 24c gray lilac, usual centering (small perf. flaws), tied by red New York Exchange pmk on cover (opened for display) to England, "per Steamer New York" endorsement at top, with red London July 22, 1861 arrival cds, various notations and docketing including manuscript "Sandwich Islands Hilo" (Hawaii) at left, from where it probably originated, fine and well traveled cover, unusual origin and usage, with 2004 PSE certificate
Envelope
Catalog #37
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #14
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 30c orange, part original gum, extremely well centered for this tight margined issue, fresh color, with 2020 PSE certificate graded "XF-Sup 95" (SMQ $11,500 for full original gum)
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Catalog #38
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #15
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 90c blue, small h.r., fresh color, a fine sound copy, with 2019 PSAG certificate,
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Catalog #39
Catalog Value $3,000
Unsold
Lot #16
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 90c blue, red "New York Paid" cancel, repaired, otherwise a fine example of this scarce used stamp, with 1975 PFC,
O
Catalog #39
Catalog Value $10,000
Price Realized
$900.00

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