Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
August 9-10, 2022

Cherrystone is pleased to present our Summer auction taking place on August 9-10, 2022, featuring Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World. This sale contains 1,283 lots, with notable United States, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, numerous European countries, with Austria, Belgium, France & Colonies, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Colonies, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Switzerland. From Asia there are selections of China, Laos and Vietnam. South American countries are also well represented, with a good showing of Inverted Centers from all parts of the globe. There and numerous flight covers and large lots and collections. Please note there are no printed catalogues for this auction.

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Lot #8261
1940 cover from Laghouat Internment camp (mailing address c/o U.S. Consul, Algiers), at the edge of the Sahara Desert, administered by the Vichy French and supervised by the Italo-German Armistice Commission, with "Opened by Examiner 445" label, French hs and Laghouat, Alger cds, fine. This camp held mostly RAF airmen shot down over the Mediterranean; sender of this cover, Capt. A.R. Cooper, was apparently a secret agent with SOE (Special Operations Executive), arrested by the Vichy, who later escaped. An interesting item
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