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.
1928 Emanuele Filiberto 30c green & brown, center inverted, unused with full original gum, lightly hinged (if at all, the stamp actually looks n.h.), usual centering, fine example of this incredible rarity. Only one sheet of these inverts was sold at the post office in Bologna. The buyer did not notice the error and placed the majority of the stamps on a large parcel. Most of the stamps were thus used. Of the few unused examples known, only two (!) exist with full original gum (see footnote in Sassone where the price is listed for one of the two values with gum), signed Diena, Raybaudi, etc., with 2004 Raybaudi and 2006 Diena certificates, the latter stating "gomma Integra") (Sass. 228a, €240,000)
Catalog Value $75,000
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