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 #70
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 1c-$5 complete set of 16, with an additional 8c, used on both sides of a registered cover sent locally in Denver, Colo Jan 24, 1894, all tied by Registry markings, with arrival pmk the same day, showing the Italian Consulate Denver handstamp and addressed to Frank Bruni Grimaldi, Italian Consul. Stamps are centered very good (10c, 15c, $4) to fine-v.f., few faults noted, including 5c and one 8c on front, also $2 placed close to the edge of the envelope, with resulting perf. Defects, some overall toning on back, fine and remarkable cover with the entire set of the Columbian issue, with Registered receipt accompanying
Envelope
Catalog #230-245
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #71
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 1c-$5 plate proofs on card, complete set, few h.r., mostly fine-v.f.
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Catalog #230-245P4
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #72
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 1c-$5 handstamped "Specimen", mostly h.r., some usual small flaws, generally fine or better,
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Catalog #230S-245S
Catalog Value $7,200
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #73
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 1c blue, bottom sheet margin "letter" single, n.h., large even margins on all sides, fresh color, v.f., with 1989 PFC,
**
Catalog #230
Price Realized
$90.00

Lot #74
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 1c deep blue, block of four diagonally bisected on each side, used as 2c on cover from Rowayton to South Norwalk, Conn., with arrival Sep 22, 1893 cds alongside, fine and interesting item
Envelope
Catalog #230
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #75
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 2c brown violet, imperforate vertical pair, unused without gum, showing portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, top stamp thin and heavily creased, bottom stamp faint creasing, fine appearance, rare, with 1993 PFC (Scott listed as 231b at that time) (one ungummed damaged sheet was discovered in New York City in 1900, most are more or less defective and cut close)
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Catalog #231P5
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #76
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 2c brown violet, used and unused perforation shifts, the latter quite spectacular, h.r., fine
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Catalog #231var
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #77
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c ultramarine, n.h., well centered with wide margins, fresh color, with 2015 PFC graded "XF 90 XQ" (SMQ $350 for regular "90")
**
Catalog #233
Unsold
Lot #78
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c ultramarine, n.h., well centered with wide margins, fresh color, with 2021 PFC graded "XF 90" (SMQ $350)
**
Catalog #233
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #79
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c ultramarine, bottom margin plate number and imprint block of eight, l.h., lower left stamp with faint stain and slight perf. separations, otherwise fine-v.f.,
Box *
Catalog #233
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #80
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c ultramarine, bottom Plate No.17, imprint block of 10, n.h., left pair partly separated, fresh, fine-v.f. multiple,
Box **
Catalog #233
Catalog Value $3,280
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #81
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c ultramarine, diagonal half used as 2c on cover locally addressed in New York City, franking unrecognized and charged "2 cents" postage due on arrival, with 2c bright claret added and canceled by New York oval, with "1-12-94" "J" cancel on back, cover with tear at top, otherwise fine, interesting usage
Envelope
Catalog #233
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #82
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c blue, error of color, n.h., brilliant color and fresh, fine example of this popular rarity, with 2021 PSAG certificate,
**
Catalog #233a
Catalog Value $32,500
Unsold
Lot #83
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c large die trial color proof on rose violet, die sunk on reduced card (113x95mm), v.f.,
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Catalog #233TC1d
Catalog Value $850
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #84
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 5c chocolate, 6c red violet, each canceled by World's Fair Expo Station October 30, 1893 machine cancel on 5c World's Columbian Exposition Columbus Day Souvenir cover, addressed locally, 6c slightly discolored, otherwise v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #234,235
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #85
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 6c purple, n.h., well centered with wide margins, fresh color, with 2021 PSAG certificate graded "95" (SMQ $1,050)
**
Catalog #235
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #86
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 6c purple, bottom margin plate number block of six, n.h., short perf. in right margin, otherwise fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #235
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #87
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 8c magenta, n.h., large margins all around, fresh and v.f., beautiful stamp with 1999 PFC and 2021 PSAG certificate graded "95J" (SMQ 2,500)
**
Catalog #236
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #88
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 8c magenta, block of four, n.h., some perf. separations, still fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #236
Catalog Value $560
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #89
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 8c magenta, plate proof on card, plate number block of ten, two stamps creased, otherwise fine,
Box P
Catalog #236P4
Catalog Value $2,800
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #90
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 30c orange brown, large die on india paper, die sunk on reduced card 98x75mm, v.f.,
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Catalog #239P1
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #91
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 30c black, trial color plate proof on card, v.f.,
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Catalog #239TC4
Catalog Value $350
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #92
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 50c slate blue, l.h. (if at all), well centered with wide margins all around, beautiful color and fresh, with 2021 PSAG certificate ("previously hinged with light vertical bend"), graded "90J og PH"
*
Catalog #240
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #93
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 50c slate blue, plate proof on card, block of four, v.f.,
Box P
Catalog #240P4
Catalog Value $480
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #94
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, l.h., well centered, natural inclusion, v.f., with 2021 PSAG certificate,
*
Catalog #241
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #95
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, used, well centered with wide margins, tiny pinhole, v.f. appearance,
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Catalog #241
Catalog Value $525
Unsold
Lot #96
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, tied by machine cancel on coverfront addressed to Germany, with New York cds alongside, fine,
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Catalog #241
Catalog Value $525
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #97
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, used on registered cover sent from New York to Bremen, Germany, tied by New York registration postmark with "1.31.1894" departure alongside, with Bremen (2.9) arrival on reverse, some very faint perf. stains, otherwise fine,
Envelope
Catalog #241
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #98
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, used on registered cover from Lyman, MD to St. Helena, CA, tied by concentric rings cancel, with March 7, 1894 departure alongside, some light perf. stains, otherwise fine,
Envelope
Catalog #241
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #99
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, l.h., well centered, slightly blunted perfs at upper right, fresh and v.f., with handstamped guarantee mark on back,
*
Catalog #242
Catalog Value $1,050
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #100
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, disturbed original gum, well centered, with 1991 PFC stating "reperforated at right", still presentable and fine stamp,
*
Catalog #242
Catalog Value $1,050
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #101
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, unused without gum, tiny thin, fine appearance (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #242
Catalog Value $500
Unsold
Lot #102
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, bottom sheet margin part imprint single, used, with minor creases in selvage only, stamp fine or better, with 2021 PSAG certificate,
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Catalog #242
Catalog Value $525
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #103
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, tied by Chicago (Dec. 13, 1893) cds and numeral "12" obliterator on Charles Scribner's Sons Publishers cover addressed to Oak Park, IL, some usual cover wear, fine,
Envelope
Catalog #242
Catalog Value $1,900
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #104
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $3 yellow green, disturbed gum showing offsets on back, minute flaws, fine appearance,
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Catalog #243
Catalog Value $1,400
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #105
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $3 yellow green, neat face free cancel, well centered, beautiful color, with 1986 PFC and 2015 PSAG certificate, the latter graded "90" (SMQ $1,900)
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Catalog #243
Unsold
Lot #106
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $3 yellow green, neat cds at right, well centered, deep color and fresh, v.f., with 1987 PFC, also 2021 PSAG certificate graded "90 used"
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Catalog #243
Unsold
Lot #107
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 crimson lake, small h.r., well centered with wide margins, fresh color, with 2021 PFC graded "XF 90" (SMQ $4,150)
*
Catalog #244
Unsold
Lot #108
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 black, die essay on india on card, showing incomplete engraving of Isabella, with blank circle for Columbus vignette, v.f., quite possibly unique,
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Catalog #244-E3
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #109
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 black brown, die essay on india on card, 70x58mm, h.r. and pencil notations on back, some very faint toned spots, still v.f. and seldom seen essay,
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Catalog #244-E8
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #110
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 crimson lake, $5 black, each handstamped "Muestra", h.r., fine and scarce
S
Catalog #244S,245S
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #111
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, h.r., faint thin at top, fresh, fine appearing example of this high value Columbian,
*
Catalog #245
Catalog Value $2,300
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #112
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, h.r., fresh and fine, with 2019 PSE certificate,
*
Catalog #245
Catalog Value $2,300
Unsold
Lot #113
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, unused without gum, well centered, tiny thins, v.f. appearance,
(*)
Catalog #245
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #114
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, left margin part imprint single, unused without gum, well centered with wide, even margins, v.f.,
(*)
Catalog #245
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #115
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, unused without gum, large margins all around, minor flaws, v.f. appearance,
(*)
Catalog #245
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #116
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, unused (regummed), minute flaws, good color, fine appearance,
(*)
Catalog #245
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$525.00

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