U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
August 10-11, 2021

Welcome to our Summer 2021 Sale of U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, taking place August 10-11, 2021, at our Teaneck galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE. Our 1,372 lot sale begins with a solid section of United states including many rarities and graded items. The Foreign section includes Austria, with local issues, France, Germany and Italy, with their Colonies, specialized Liechtenstein, outstanding Poland, with exceptional Krakow overprints, Russia, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, as well as South and Central American countries. In addition, this sale includes a strong selection of 150+ 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 #931
POLAND
1850 (ca) cover from Michalowice to Warszawa, with perfect departure and "Franco" in red, arrival pmk on back, minor backflap tears, otherwise fine
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #932
POLAND
1860 10k dark blue & rose, thin paper, canceled "179" (Piotrkow), showing faint red arrival pmk at bottom right, well centered, fresh and beautiful stamp, signed Mikulski
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #933
POLAND
1860 10k blue & rose, brilliant intense colors, well centered and very fresh, canceled on piece by "1" in concentric circles, with red "Warszawa 19/10" below, v.f. and beautiful Poland Number One
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #934
POLAND
1860 10k blue & rose, showing broken frame line at left and at bottom, canceled "1" (with ornamental foot at bottom) in four squares, incredibly large and even margins all around, beautiful colors, undoubtedly the nicest possible Poland Number One, extraordinary quality
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #935
POLAND
1860 10k blue & carmine, canceled "282" (Kibarty) in concentric circles, large and even margins all around, incredibly well centered, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #936
POLAND
1860 10k blue & carmine, canceled "282" (Kibarty) in concentric circles on small piece, nice colors, fine
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #937
POLAND
1860 10k blue & carmine, thin paper, canceled "1" in concentric circles, fresh and v.f., signed Mikulski, etc.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #938
POLAND
1860 10k blue & carmine, canceled "73" (Lublin), light and attractive shade, fresh and fine stamp, ex-Kirchner
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #939
POLAND
1860 10k dark rose & blue, canceled "1" in concentric rings (Warszawa), well centered with large margins all around, couple of shorter perfs as often, pencil signed, with 2021 Bogdan Pelc certificate (Fi.1ad)
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #940
POLAND
1860 10k carmine & dark blue, canceled "1" with ornamental foot in four squares (Warszawa Main Post Office), beautiful colors, usual centering, with trimmed perforation at right, 2021 Bogdan Pelc certificate (Fi.1bb)
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #941
POLAND
1860 10k rose & greenish blue, canceled "DP" (Dworzec Praga - railway station "Praga" in Warszawa) in concentric rings, constant plate flaw "broken upper blue frame" (position 50), good color, fine stamp, with Bogdan Pelc certificate (Fi.1ac)
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #942
POLAND
1860 10k dark blue & rose, horizontal pair, brilliant intense colors, well centered, canceled on small piece by "1" in concentric circles, v.f. and extraordinary pair of Poland Number One
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #943
POLAND
1860 10k blue & rose, added blue frame for inner oval, canceled by "1" in concentric rings on small piece, fine and rare stamp, signed Wiatrowski,
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Catalog #1c
Catalog Value $1,400
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #944
POLAND
1866 (1 Nov) large part of outer FL (side flaps missing) to Warszawa, franked with Russia 10k brown & blue (unwatermarked), tied by a good strike of Pochtowyj Wagon A (1 Nov 1866) cancel, repeated on back, with red bilingual Warszawa arrival, filing folds away from the stamp, fine cover with a scarce Postal Car (Wilno) cancel, signed Bojanowicz, Korszen, ex-Mikulski
Envelope
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #945
POLAND
1880 (12 May), FL from Antoine Berezovski to Ladislas Mickiewicz (son of Adam Mickiewicz) in Paris. Antoine Berezovski, a Polish patriot, was sentenced to penal servitude for life for attempting to assassinate Tsar Alexander II, on June 6, 1867, on the occasion of his visit to Paris. Berezovski, who was 18 at the time, fired into a carriage in which the Tsar, the Emperor Napoleon and his two sons were driving in the Bois de Boulogne. The Pole was tried, condemned and shipped to New Caledonia. A fascinating letter (written in French), with appropriate markings including "T", various transit and arrival pmks, ex-Stanczykowski collection
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #946
POLAND
1915 Carnegie Hall Solo Recital program for the benefit of American Polish Relief Fund, performed by the famous soprano Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935, she was Polish, born Prakseda Marcelina Kochanska, with an important international singing career, chiefly at the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London). Also included is a picture postcard (J.Paderewski) and a small portion of a check, signed "I.J. Paderewski - Pay to order of Polish Victims Relief Fund", plus a 1916 four-page program "Mr. Paderewski will give a second recital at Symphony Hall, Boston, November 12, 1917" (Ignacy Paderewski 1860-1941) was a Polish pianist, composer and Prime Minister)
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #947
POLAND
1916 (12 Jan) registered cover from Austria (Waltendorf b.Graz), with military censor and arrival pmk on back, addressed to Maria Sienkiewiczowa in Vevey, Switzerland (where she worked for the General Relief Committee for War Victims in Poland, with her husband Henryk Sienkiewicz, a Polish Nobel Prize laureate, best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis. Sienkiewicz died November 15, 1916 in Vevey). Also included is another cover, this addressed to the General Relief Committee for War Victims in Poland, under the presidency of Henryk Sienkiewicz, some cover wear, scarce
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #948
POLAND
1919 Krakow Issue, 3h bright violet, pos.I-15, h.r., v.f., signed Mikulski, Taipale, etc.,
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Catalog #41
Catalog Value $500
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #949
POLAND
1919 3h violet, pos.I-85. hinge removed, fresh and well centered, v.f., signed Mikstein, etc.,
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Catalog #41
Catalog Value $500
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #950
POLAND
1919 5h green, pos.I-16. l.h. (if at all, looks n.h.), v.f., signed Landre, Dr.Kronenberg, etc.,
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Catalog #42
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #951
POLAND
1919 selection, with 6h orange (forms I and IIE), 15h (3), 40h, 50h, 60h, 80h, 1kr (forms I and IIB), 2kr (two pairs) and 4kr, l.h. or h.r., few hinge removed, occasional n.h., fine-v.f., mostly signed Dr.Kronenberg, etc. (Fi.3,655zl)
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Catalog #43/54
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #952
POLAND
1919 6h deep orange, form IIE, pos. 46, n.h., v.f., signed Mikstein (Fi.32II, 800zl)
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Catalog #43var
Price Realized
$95.00

Lot #953
POLAND
1919 10h magenta, pos.I-94. l.h. (if at all, looks n.h.), v.f., signed Mikstein, etc.,
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Catalog #44
Catalog Value $500
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #954
POLAND
1919 10h magenta, pos.I-75. hinge removed, fresh and v.f., signed Mikstein, Philatelia Krakow, etc.,
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Catalog #44
Catalog Value $500
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #955
POLAND
1919 60h deep blue, overprint inverted, pos.I-78, l.h. (if at all), v.f., signed Herbert Bloch, Mikstein, etc.,
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Catalog #48a
Catalog Value $375
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #956
POLAND
1919 80h orange brown, overprint inverted, pos.I-65, h.r., v.f., signed Mikstein, etc., also 25h on 80h orange brown, surcharge inverted, h.r., v.f., signed Dr.Oertel, Herbert Bloch,
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Catalog #48a,60a
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #957
POLAND
1919 90h red violet, pos.I-95, hinge removed, faint toning at upper right, still v.f., signed Jendroszek,
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Catalog #50
Catalog Value $1,500
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #958
POLAND
1919 90h red violet, pos.I-20, hinge removed (looks n.h.), v.f., signed Dr.Kronenberg, with his 2000 certificate,
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Catalog #50
Catalog Value $1,500
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #959
POLAND
1919 90h red violet, pos.I-25, thin "Z" variety, n.h. and post office fresh, perfectly centered, v.f., signed Mikulski, Landre, etc. (Fi.44B1, 22,000zl $5,892)
**
Catalog #50var
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #960
POLAND
1919 1kr carmine, horizontal block of six, pos.I-53-55, 63-65, l.h. at upper left, other five stamps n.h., v.f., signed Mikstein, Dr.Kronenberg (Fi.45I, 1,600zl)
Box */**
Catalog #51
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #961
POLAND
1919 1kr red, Form IIB-7, showing defective "CZT" of "POCZTA" , used, v.f., signed Jendroszek (Fi.45IIB4, 8,000zl)
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Catalog #51var
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #962
POLAND
1919 2kr blue, overprint shifted and split to sides, l.h., v.f., interesting variety
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Catalog #52var
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #963
POLAND
1919 10kr deep violet, pos.IVB-10, appears never hinged and post office fresh, tiniest suggestion of a hinge mark possible at top, perfectly centered, v.f., signed Marbach, Herbert Bloch, Dr.Kronenberg, etc., v.f. example of this iconic Polish rarity (Fi.49ba, 55,000zl $14,728)
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Catalog #55
Catalog Value $14,000
Price Realized
$10,500.00

Lot #964
POLAND
1919 10kr deep gray violet, pos.IVA-68, hinge removed, well centered, excellent color, v.f., rare, signed Hebert Bloch, Dr.Kronenberg, etc. (Fi.49bb, 65,000zl $17,406) (Mi.47b, €20,000)
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Catalog #55var
Unsold
Lot #965
POLAND
1919 20h dark green, pos.I-14, l.h., v.f., signed Mikulski, Dr.Kronenberg,
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Catalog #57
Catalog Value $300
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #966
POLAND
1919 25h blue, pos.IIB-49, hinge removed, well centered and fresh, v.f., signed Dr.Kronenberg, etc.,
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Catalog #58
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #967
POLAND
1919 25h blue, pos.IIB-62, hinge removed, fresh and v.f., signed Landre, Dr.Kronenberg,
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Catalog #58
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #968
POLAND
1919 25h blue, pos.IIB-53, l.h., v.f., signed Mikstein,
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Catalog #58
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #969
POLAND
1919 30h dark violet, pos. IIB-23, hinge removed, beautiful, distinct color, fresh and v.f. stamp, signed Mikulski, Dr.Kronenberg (Fi.39b, 10,000zl)
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Catalog #59var
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #970
POLAND
1919 30h dull violet, pos. IIB-7, showing defective "CZT" of "POCZTA", hinge removed, gum disturbed and with some toning at upper right, fine appearance, signed Dr.Kronenberg (Fi.39a, 10,000zl)
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Catalog #59var
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #971
POLAND
1919 5pf on 7 1/2 orange, vertical sheet margin pair, with four settings of surcharge identified, both stamps with double surcharge (positions 21/31 pencil indicated and signed by Dr.Kronenberg), disturbed gum, otherwise a fine and impressive multiple (Fi.67Np, 12,000zl $3,220+ plus additional premium for overprints in the left margin) (Scott catalogue value for two stamps with double surcharge)
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Catalog #73a
Catalog Value $3,100
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #972
POLAND
1919 5pf on 20pf and 10pf on 40pf surcharge significantly shifted to left or bottom, blocks of four, h.r., fine-v.f.
Box *
Catalog #74,76var
Unsold
Lot #973
POLAND
1923 25,000mk on 20mk carmine, surcharge inverted, n.h., v.f., signed Schmutz, etc.
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Catalog #198b
Unsold
Lot #974
POLAND
1924 Arms of Poland, 1gr, 2gr, 3gr, 5fr, 10gr, 40gr and 50gr imperforate, seven different in issued colors, most with invalidating printer's lines, with or without gum, v.f., signed Korszen
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Catalog #215-219,224-225var
Unsold
Lot #975
POLAND
1929 registered cover from Golub to USA, franked on back with block of 8x25gr brown (few defective), with arrival pmk, also imperforate block of four (forgery to defraud the post), n.h., v.f.
Box Envelope **
Unsold
Lot #976
POLAND
1932 Polish Eagle, 30gr red brown, trial color die proof on thin card, fresh and v.f., signed Rachmanow, Dr.Kronenberg
P
Catalog #273P
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #977
POLAND
1935 Landscapes, etc., blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f. set
Box **
Catalog #294-304
Price Realized
$110.00

Lot #978
POLAND
1944 Wodzowie, 25gr red, bottom sheet margin single (pos.27) tied by "Krosno" straight-line provisional departure handstamp on postal card locally addressed (sent from a bank), with "Sprawdzono przez cenzure woskowa" military censor cachet, minor overall toning, fine commercially used card showing provisional Krosno postmark, signed Schmutz, with 1995 Piekut certificate
Envelope
Catalog #341
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #979
POLAND
1944 Wodzowie (Traugutt) 25gr red brown, imperforate bottom sheet margin single, proof on mesh paper, v.f., signed Mikulski. A very rare proof, color is identical to the imperforate variety subsequently surcharged with new value (Fi.339P)
P
Catalog #341P
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #980
POLAND
1944 25gr red, 50gr gray green, the so-called "Goznak" issue (printed in the Soviet Union), imperforate horizontal pairs, l.h. or h.r., v.f. (Fi.342-43nz, 14,000zl $3,758)
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Catalog #344,345var
Unsold
Lot #981
POLAND
1944 P.K.W.N. 2zl on 25gr red, variety showing broken dash at right after "25gr", used on 50gr stationery card registered from Bydgoszcz 17.3.45 to Krakow, showing German Occupation registration label, with provisionally inserted departure date, "Sprawdzono przez cenzure wojskowa 866" military censor handstamp, v.f., scarce commercial usage, with arrival pmk, signed Schmutz
Envelope
Catalog #345B
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #982
POLAND
1945 1.50zl on 25gr red brown, type I surcharge inverted, n.h., v.f., signed Laszkiewicz (Fi.376a, Zl 750)
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Catalog #346var
Unsold
Lot #983
POLAND
1945 Ten Liberated Cities, blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f. (Fi.348-58, 1,060zl)
Box **
Catalog #347-56
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #984
POLAND
1945 "Zakopane" 3zl on 25gr, used in combination with 1zl Statue on registered cover from Bydgoszcz 22.5.45 to Czechoslovakia, showing on back "Sprawdzono przez cenzure wojskowa 146" military censor cachet, Warszawa transit and Prague arrival pmks, cover appears to have been opened by censor with label applied and removed, fine and scarce commercial usage, signed Schmutz
Envelope
Catalog #356
Unsold
Lot #985
POLAND
1945 "Zakopane", 3zl on 25gr, surcharge double, right sheet margin single, n.h., v.f., signed Krawczyk (Fi.357Np, Zl 15,000 $4,027)
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Catalog #356var
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #986
POLAND
1945 5zl on 25gr rose brown (Traugutt) imperforate lower right sheet corner margin single, unused without gum as issued, n.h., v.f., splendid example of this rare imperforate variety (Fi.347nz, 17,000zl $4,568)
(*)
Catalog #362var
Unsold
Lot #987
POLAND
1945 5zl on 25gr rose brown (Traugutt) imperforate lower right sheet corner margin pair, unused without gum as issued, n.h., v.f., splendid example of this rare imperforate variety (Fi.347nz, 34,000zl $9,136)
(*)
Catalog #362var
Unsold
Lot #988
POLAND
1945 5zl on 50gr green, bottom sheet margin imperforate single, n.h., v.f. (Fi.361, Zl.5,000 $1,341)
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Catalog #363var
Unsold
Lot #989
POLAND
1945 (22 Oct) registered cover from Lubliniec to USA, franked with 2x5zl red, tied by departure cds, with "Sprawdzono przez Cenzura Wojskowa 1710" military censor cachet, with New York transit and Chicago arrival pmks, returned "addressee unknown"
Envelope
Catalog #367
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #990
POLAND
1946 July Manifesto (Bierut), 3zl black, imperforate and gummed trial color proof, horizontal pair, n.h., v.f., signed Mikstein (Fi.407P1, Zl 7,000 $1,878)
**
Catalog #391P
Unsold
Lot #991
POLAND
1947 cover from Swidnica to Gorlitz, franked with 50gr (8), 1zl (2) and 3zl, tied by departure pmks, with "Wiezienie Karno Sledcze w Swidnicy" (Prison and Criminal Investigation), filing folds away from the stamps, uncommon cover from a Polish Prison
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #992
POLAND
1948 Boleslaw Bierut, 10zl violet, 15zl red, imperforate horizontal pairs, handstamped "Groszy" in Italics, n.h., v.f. (Fi.474nz, 475nz, 6,400zl for unoverprinted imperforate pairs)
**
Catalog #440,441var
Unsold
Lot #993
POLAND
1949 UPU, two sets of three, each handstamped "Groszy", double overprints, used in 1951 on registered cover and 20zl stationery entire envelope, sent from Warszawa to Belgium, both addressed to S.Serebrakian, fine-v.f., one with arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #457-59
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #994
POLAND
1956 Melbourne Olympics, 60gr Javelin Thrower, imperforate sheet margin single, n.h., fresh and v.f. Only one sheet of 42 printed (Fi.847nz, 6,500zl)
**
Catalog #754var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #995
POLAND
1957 40th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, 2.50zl Lenin, two imperforate horizontal pairs, trial colors on gummed paper, n.h., v.f. (Fi.887P, 7,600zl)
P
Catalog #793P
Unsold
Lot #996
POLAND
1979 Polish Graphic Arts, 4.50zl imperforate horizontal pair, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #2321var
Price Realized
$110.00

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