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

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #221
1935 (11 Nov) cover from Brindisi to "Sabena" (Belgian Airline) in Surrey, England, franked with three different Italian adhesives and tied by departure cds, sent via Brussels where three Belgian stamps were added on arrival (14.11.35), special framed "Bruxelles-Elisabethstad Sabena 15.11.1935" bilingual cachet applied in green, plus another in violet, flown to Belgian Congo, arriving 22.11.35, with two Belgian Congo Air Post stamps added on back, showing 12 transit and arrival pmks, eventually returned to Brussels (29.11.35), minor toning, otherwise fine and unique triple-country franking, with 2008 Longhi certificate

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