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 #3
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c orange brown, used, margins all around, small faults, v.f. appearance,
Catalog #1b
Catalog Value $700
Lot #4
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, large die proof on pink bond paper, with cross-hatchings, 33x34mm, showing bold watermark at left, fine-v.f.,
Catalog #1P1b
Catalog Value $1,250
Lot #5
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c orange, india trial color proof affixed to card, overprinted Specimen in black, margins just touching and slight facial scuff, otherwise fine and rare,
Catalog #1TC3var
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized

Lot #6
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, unused with original gum, h.r. full margins all around, fresh color and sharp impression, pressed-out vertical and horizontal creases, fine appearance of this stamp, rare unused, signed Roig, with 2021 PSAG certificate,
Catalog #2
Catalog Value $35,000
Lot #7
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, position 41R, showing Double Transfer Type "D" (left and bottom frames) variety, unused without gum, margins close but clear at bottom left, ample at right and showing part of adjoining stamp at top, light creases, intense color, fine appearance, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificates (catalogued as ordinary stamp, without gum. Double transfer is only priced used at more than twice over the regular stamp) (both 5c and 10c 1847 Issue are much scarcer in unused condition than other issues, because the stamps were demonetized in 1851. They could be exchanged for the new issue, but once the exchange period ended, the stamps would have no postage value. Considering the purchasing power of ten cents in 1851, it is not surprising that the stamps were either used or exchanged, rather than left for future generations of collectors in a hobby that did not yet exist. The small faults on this example are not readily visible and so do not detract from its appearance)
Catalog #2var
Catalog Value $15,000
Price Realized

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