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 #226
1949 Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954), signed photohraph. One of the great cinema character actors, the oldest of the three Barrymore siblings. Along with Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore, he shares a prominent place in American acting in the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to winning a Best Actor Academy Award for A Free Soul (1931), Lionel was an Oscar-nominated director (for Madame X (1929) and a prolific composer of songs as well as an accomplished graphic artist. He now is best known for his portrayal of the evil banker Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Price Realized

Lot #227
1970 Bernstein, Leonard (1918-90) American composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. Among the most important conductors of his time, he was also the first American conductor to receive international acclaim, signed photograph in red ink, v.f.
Price Realized

Lot #228
1949 Hellen Keller (1880-1968, American educator, one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians, as well as co-founder of the ACLU), typewritten letter on Helen Keller New York City stationery, addressed to Mr. Lustgarten, signed at bottom by Helen Keller, also addressed envelope, advertising leaflet and return envelope
Price Realized

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