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.
1918 (21 Oct) registered cover from Prekuln to Exin (near Bromberg), franked with Ob Ost overprints, with Registry label "Libau", crossed out and "Prekuln" inserted by hand, fine cover, with arrival pmk
1919 (22 Aug) registered cover from Riga to Schleswig, with framed "M.P.k." censor and arrival pmk on back
1918 (16 Nov) registered picture postcard ("old German Riga") from Riga to Smolensk, franked with single 20pf Ob Ost overprint, with Registry label, returned with "Zuruck" handstamp and Riga (14.12.18) arrival pmk
1919 (12 Apr) registered cover from Leepaja to Berlin, "Libau" registry label, fine Philipp Kosack cover
1919 Warrior slaying Dragon, 10k, 25k and 35k imperforate horizontal pairs, proofs on wove paper, v.f.
1919-20 two covers, one from Riga to Copenhagen with extraordinary franking, the other registered from Libau to Munich, returned to sender with "Zuruck" handstamp, some faults, otherwise fine
1923-33 Coat of Arms, 1s-30s imperforate proofs in issued colors, nine horizontal pairs (including two gutter pairs) and eight blocks of four (one vertical gutter block), total of 50 stamps, mostly different watermarks, unused without gum as issued, fine-v.f.
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