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.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #8481
1925 (31 Dec) RAF Calcutta Flight Dropped Leaflet, announcement regarding "A Grand Military Searchlight Tattoo" (in black) aiding military charities, bold blue "Delivered by Air Over Calcutta, 31 Dec. 25, 10 AM" double-circle datestamp at top left, franked with 1/2a George V, tied by KYD Street cds, folded, with hinge remnants on back, small stain, fine. While 3,000 leaflets were dropped over Calcutta, most were attacked by birds while still in the air, only a small number survived. This is one of only 12 leaflets that passed through the mail
Price Realized

Previous Lot Auction Index Next Lot

Back to Top