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 #240
United States Modern Issues
1979 $1 Candle holder, brown (engraved) color inverted, n.h., fresh, v.f. Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors,
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Catalog #1610c
Catalog Value $17,000
Price Realized
$14,000.00

Lot #241
United States Modern Issues
1987 22c North American Wildlife, pane of 50, each stamp showing significant shift of the green color, n.h., v.f. and spectacular variety
Box **
Catalog #2286-35var
Unsold
Lot #242
United States Modern Issues
1992 Eagle only, die proof in black, affixed on large card, v.f.
P
Catalog #2595P
Unsold
Lot #243
United States Modern Issues
1992 Eagle and Shield only, die proof in brown, affixed on large card, v.f.
P
Catalog #2595P
Unsold
Lot #244
United States Modern Issues
1992 Eagle and Shield only, die proof in brown, v.f.
P
Catalog #2595P
Unsold
Lot #245
United States Modern Issues
1992 Eagle only, die proof in black, die sunk on large card, v.f.
P
Catalog #2595P
Unsold
Lot #246
United States Modern Issues
1992 Eagle only, die proof in black, v.f.
P
Catalog #2595P
Unsold
Lot #247
United States Modern Issues
1992 Eagle and Shield, imperforate block of four, proof on card "USA 29c" omitted, v.f.
Box P
Catalog #2595P
Unsold
Lot #248
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c black, large die proof, die sunk on thin card, unusually large format, v.f.
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #249
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c red brown, large die proof affixed on card, v.f.
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #250
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c red brown, stage proof of central vignette only, large die proof affixed on card, dated 5/17/94 in pencil at bottom, v.f.
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #251
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c red, stage proof of central vignette only, large die proof affixed on card, v.f.
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #252
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c black, numerals unfinished at bottom, unusually large die proof die sunk on thin card,
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #253
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c red brown, stage proof of central vignette only, large die proof affixed on card, dated 5/5/94 in pencil at bottom, v.f.
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #254
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c black, large die proof, die sunk on thin card, unusually large format, numerals somewhat unfinished, v.f.
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #255
United States Modern Issues
1994 Virginia Apgar, 20c black, stage proof of central vignette only, v.f.
P
Catalog #2179P
Unsold
Lot #256
United States Modern Issues
1994 Pine Cone, large die proof of the center only in black, affixed to card, v.f.
P
Catalog #2491P
Unsold
Lot #257
United States Modern Issues
1994 Pine Cone, horizontal pair, large die proof in red brown, printed directly on card, dated 10/28/92 in pencil and with "II" stage notation at bottom, v.f.
P
Catalog #2491P
Unsold
Lot #258
United States Modern Issues
1994 James Polk, 32c red brown, large die proof on gummed paper, dated 7/17/95 "#3" at bottom, scotch tape stain at top, otherwise v.f.
P
Catalog #2587P
Unsold
Lot #259
United States Modern Issues
1994 James Polk, 32c red brown, large die proof on gummed paper, dated 7/17/95 "#3" at bottom, scotch taped at top, otherwise v.f.
P
Catalog #2587P
Unsold
Lot #260
United States Modern Issues
1995 Milton Hershey, 32c die proof on gummed paper, guide-line markings on all sides, creases and scotch taped on top, fine and undoubtedly very rare
P
Catalog #2933P
Unsold
Lot #261
United States Modern Issues
1996 32c James Dean, imperf. pane of 20, some errant perfs. at upper left, fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #3082a
Catalog Value $1,250
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #262
United States Modern Issues
2003 39c Purple Heart, full pane of 20, Plate 1111, unused on original backing, perforations omitted from front, normal dashes and die cutting present on back, v.f., with 2021 APS certificate. A striking and apparently unrecorded error (another sheet with normal die cutting included for comparison)
Box **
Catalog #4032var
Unsold

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