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.
1915 (22 Sep) cover from Roermond to Ceylon, with oval "Mil Censuur" and framed "Censor Colombo" datestamp, additional "Opened by Censor" handstamp at top, endorsed "By English Mail", with double strike "Opened by the Censor" and arrival pmk on back, fine cover to uncommon destination with four (!) different censor cachets
1942 (9 Sep) cover from Hertogenbosch to Arthur Wiederkehr, censored and backstamped on arrival (Wiederkehr was an attorney who was in a position to help Jews arrange for emigration to Switzerland. He was considered an opportunistic middleman between the Nazis and Jews, ensuring his cut of a sizeable ransom paid for his services irrespective of the ultimate fate of the Jews he claimed to assist).
1943 (10 Aug) cover from Wagenborgen to a Forced Labor Camp "Lager Sand" at Wilhelmshaven, censor tape and control handstamps
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