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.
1880 (12 May), FL from Antoine Berezovski to Ladislas Mickiewicz (son of Adam Mickiewicz) in Paris. Antoine Berezovski, a Polish patriot, was sentenced to penal servitude for life for attempting to assassinate Tsar Alexander II, on June 6, 1867, on the occasion of his visit to Paris. Berezovski, who was 18 at the time, fired into a carriage in which the Tsar, the Emperor Napoleon and his two sons were driving in the Bois de Boulogne. The Pole was tried, condemned and shipped to New Caledonia. A fascinating letter (written in French), with appropriate markings including "T", various transit and arrival pmks, ex-Stanczykowski collection
1918 (8 Mar) registered cover with Austrian franking, eight different stamps tied by "K.u.K. Fieldpost u. Telegrafen" pmks, sent from Lublin to Germany, with K.u.K. Militargenerlgouvernement in Polen handstamp, censored and backstamped on arrival
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