Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
May 3-4, 2022

Welcome to our May 3-4 Sale which will take place live in our Galleries as well as via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,306 lot sale features United States and Possessions, with 19th & 20th Century single rarities, graded items, proofs, essays and back of the book material. A-Z countries include specialized Austria, Egypt, France, as well as Germany with a selection of WWII Occupation Issues and mail from POW Camps. Great Britain and British Commonwealth include rare singles, high values, BNA and British Africa. There are numerous rarities from Iran, Italy (with Old States and Italian Colonies), Israel, with sheets of 7-9 and J1-5, Korea, Latvia and many other collecting areas. The auction concludes with a solid section of Large Lots and Collections ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #760
1925 First Madonna Issue, 5,000kr dark green & yellow green, center inverted, well centered and light, virtually face-free Budapest 72, Jan. 21, 1925 postmark. One of the premier Inverted Centers of 20th century Europe; less than 100 examples reported (from the single sheet of 100), with at least 38 tied up in museums, many with quality problems (especially among the used examples), leaving very few opportunities for a collector to obtain one of these beautiful rarities in sound condition, this one accompanied by a 2005 Gabor Visnyovsky AIEP certificate stating that stamp is genuine and in good condition, one of only a few known canceled Budapest 72Y (the other known examples are cancelled Budapest "85"). A very fine Inverted Madonna, ex-Simon Wiesenthal collection,
Catalog #386a
Catalog Value $12,000

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