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 #908
MANCHUKUO Air Post Semi-Postals
1945 unissued set of four, 3f+47f green, 6+44f carmine, se-tenant horizontal pairs, n.h., post office fresh, natural tiny inclusion specks, v.f. (announced in 1941, printed in 1944, and scheduled to be issued in September 1945, these se-tenant semi postal stamps were never released. As the Japanese surrendered in August 1945 and control of the area was returned to China, these stamps were destroyed. Only later did two or three sheets of each issue reach the philatelic marketplace. The patriotic inscription at the bottom of the design alternates between Japanese and Chinese, creating the se-tenant variety. The 3f+47f reads "Spirit of Youth Conquers the Sky," and the 6f+44f "Dedicate Planes and Crush the Dreaded Enemy.")
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