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 #259
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1932 (16 June) 2c stationery entire envelope additionally franked with 1c, 2c, 3c and 15c (Air Post), paying 23c from Buffalo to Soviet Union, addressed to Magnitogorsk, with Berlin (26.6), Moscow (27.7) and Magnitogorsk (8.7) arrival postmarks on back (Magnitogorsk is an industrial city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, located on the eastern side of the extreme southern extent of the Ural Mountains by the Ural River. The city was founded in 1929, so this cover is rather early usage)
Lot #260
United States Air Post Flight Covers
1933 (15 July) attempted Ocean Flight, New York to Lithuania by Capt. Stefan Darius and Stanley Girenas, flight cover from New York to Kaunas, Lithuania, July 15, 1933 "Lituanica" cancel, franked with 3c violet, v.f., with six line cachet, signed by both pilots. Both flyers died when their plane was wrecked at Soldin, Germany, about 400 miles short of their goal. Mail was delivered to Kaunas on July 18, 1933, with arrival pmk
Catalog #AAMC TO 1182
Price Realized

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