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.
POLAND Polish Deportees to Soviet Asia and Siberia
1939-45 collection of 107 items, written-up on pages, mostly correspondence to and from Polish deportees in the Soviet Union, variety of postal cards sent in 1940-45 to German Occupied Poland, also to Kazakhstan, from Siberia, one sent from Tokyo by the military attache to Gieorgiewka (Kazakhstan), where Poles were deported by the Soviets, some to the Polish Red Cross, registered mail from Nowgorodek (Belarus) to Lublin, 1940 cover from Serniki to a POW Stalag in Germany, mail from Vilnius to Semipalatinsk, cards sent from Soviet Labor camps (Rowne in Western Ukraine to Piaseczno, Dubno, Rodatycz, etc.), 1945 postcard from Teheran to Aktyubinsk, also a registered cover from England to Kazakhstan, some military mail, telegrams, Fieldpost mail, great variety of censor markings (Polish, German, Russian), Polish Red Cross card sent in 1948 informing the family that the POW died in Kozielsk of cancer (the prisoner Lt. Nowak was murdered in Katyn), another form sent in 1953 to the village of Ptaki, informing the family that the Polish POW died in a Soviet Camp, plus others. Condition varies, as should be expected, but overall a fascinating chronicle of suffering inflicted on the Polish civilians and soldiers during the Soviet Occupation
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