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 #543
WORLD WAR I - Prisoner of War Camp Mail Great Britain - Incoming mail from British POWs
1917 (8 Dec) Prisoner of War card showing return address in Wahn (Rhineland), addressed to England, with framed censor cachet, also a letter from Geo Burns, dated 25 Jan 1919 "this p.c. is what are called Fake card because it is false address to cause people at home anxiety and we are made to fill them in". Also included is a 1917 cover showing two different censor labels (one "returned to sender by the censor"), also "Passed Censor" handstamp, filing fold away from the stamp

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