U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
October 12-13, 2021

Our October 12-13, 2021 Sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World will take place at our Galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,458 lot sale begins with United States, with 19th and 20th Century single rarities, graded items, proofs, essays and back of book material. The Foreign section focus is on Asia, with an outstanding collection of Large Dragons of Shanghai, used and unused individual rarities and a powerful balance lot. There is Japan with Offices in Korea, followed by stamps and Postal History of Imperial Korea, Mongolia, as well as Russian Offices in China, with Chinese Eastern Railway Stations. European countries include Austria, with local issues, France & Colonies, German Colonies, Italian States & Colonies, Poland, Russia, Great Britain & British Commonwealth, an important collection of Persia and select rarities from the rest of the world. The sale concludes with Large Lots and Collections, with hundreds of albums comprising a collection formed by Solomon Goldberg and sold on behalf of the UJA of New York. Additional lots range from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide groups and cover lots. Scans of the large lots are continuously being added.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #746
1870 (20 Sep) outer FL from Frosinone, addressed to Rome, with red Rome 21 Sep 70 arrival pmk, franked with 20c red violet (small flaws), tied by diamond grids, fresh and fine example of this extraordinary rarity used 20th September 1870 (Breccia di Porta Pia - "La lettere del 20 Settembre sono delle Grandissima Rarita. Nelle strade di combatteva, ma la posta funzionava.", with 2018 Diena certificate (After the withdrawal of the French Army, the troops of Victor Emmanuel attacked Rome. The troops of the Pope were defeated and on September 20, 1870, the army of Italy entered Rome. Italy was finally unified and Rome became the capital of Italy. Mail from September 20th, 1870 in or around Rome is exceptionally rare)

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