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.
1948 Doar Ivri 3m-1,000m complete set of nine, all with full Tabs, n.h. and post office fresh, 1,000m with natural gum skip, fine-v.f., signed Bolaffi
1948 Doar Ivri, 3m (1), 5m (5), 10m (3), 15m-1,000m upper right sheet corner margin Plate No., Control blocks of four, last three "1", two with star, n.h., last one with tiny gum disturbance and faint toning, otherwise v.f.
1948 Doar Ivri, 3m-1,000m imperforate, blocks of nine, n.h., one 3m defective, others v.f., scarce
1948 Doar Ivri, 250m-1,000m complete set of three sheets of 50, n.h. and post office fresh, folded between stamps, 250m green, white paper, Control No.1, Plate No. 0488, one stamp at top with small abrasion (position 3), some perf. separations at right; 500m brown, Control No.1, Plate No.440; 1,000m blue, Control No.1, Plate No.1577, some minor toning at bottom, mostly at outer margin, also some gum loss at outer edges of the sheet at bottom, one of the tabs (second from left) is defective, few natural inclusions and couple of inconsequential toned specks, otherwise a v.f. set of sheets, one of the foremost treasures of Israel Philately (catalogued as tab blocks, singles and plate blocks, without any premium for the sheets), Bale $52,400+
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