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 #1093
1871-78 5k metal gray, laid paper, unused without gum as issued, margins all around, v.f. A rarity, ex-Bianchi collection (Schmidt 4, rated "RRR", possibly only 7 (!) recorded)
Catalog #2
Price Realized

Lot #1094
1881-1917 selection of 63 used and unused stamps on four album pages, with two different blocks of four, some varieties, cancellations, etc., mostly fine-v.f. (Schmidt 13/47)
Catalog #13/41
Price Realized

Lot #1095
1890 3k blue and red, used and unused singles, different sizes, one re-issued in 1893 for collectors, fine-v.f. (Schmidt 25)
Catalog #23

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