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 #698
1936 crash cover from London to Nairobi, with "Delayed Salved from BOADICEA" handstamp and Nairobi 9 Nov. 36 arrival on front, stamp washed off, with French Officially Sealed labels and the red cachet "SERVICE POSTAL FRANCAIS / Correspondance retardee par suite / du naufrage des Avion / Reconstitue par le Service Francais / NE PAS TAXER" on reverse. A fine and scarce cover to Kenya, from the first mail bag washed up at Cucq, France ("Boadicea" left Croydon for Paris on September 25th 1936 but disappeared while crossing the Channel, the plane and two crew never being found. A mail bag was found on the beach at Cucq, a month later, another was found at Dymchurch on November 10th and a third bag was salvaged by a trawler on 27th April 1938)

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