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 #1234
1832 (14 Nov) FL from Seville to London, with postscript added a few days later, indicating the letter was carried by the sender to Madrid, with "Par Estafetta" (branch post office) manuscript, supported by straight-line "Estaf.," "60 P.P. 3" and London (Nov 30) arrival pmks, fine and interesting letter, apparently unlisted in literature
Price Realized

Lot #1235
1853-54 Madrid City Mail, 1 cuarto bronze, also 3 cuarto bronze, each with margins all around, splendid original and unaltered colors and impressions, tied by grid cancels on separate folded letter used locally in Madrid, red postmarks and corresponding docketing, v.f., signed in pencil by various experts including Enzo Diena, with his 1987 certificates, also 1997 certificates from CEM (Comision de Expertos de Madrid). A fabulous pair of rare covers, only a few recorded, none in such exceptional quality (Ed.22,23)
Catalog #17,18
Catalog Value $13,600

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