Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
November 15-16, 2022

Welcome to our November 15-16, 2022 Sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, which will take place at our Teaneck, N.J. Galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,450 lot sale begins with a session of United States and Possessions, with 19th & 20th Century single rarities, graded items, Plate Blocks, a solid group of Proofs and Essays, modern errors (including some offered at auction for the first time), and better back of the book items. In the Worldwide section we are pleased to offer a solid collection of postal history of Allied Intervention in Russia. Foreign countries include Austria, China, Egypt, France and Colonies, Germany Area including better items from the Eric Neishloss collection. Great Britain and British Commonwealth feature high values from various areas, including BNA, British Africa with selections from the Brian Karenza Collection, and specialized stamps and postal history of Kuwait, with many rarities. There are rarities from Italian States, with unused and used Sardina. The auction concludes with over two hundred Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums, specialized collections from the Cole Estate, multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.

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Lot #859
1923 overprinted "KOWEIT" instead of "Kuwait", the unissued trial overprints, complete set of 27 (14 Postage and 13 Service), l.h., mostly v.f., with 2014 BPA certificate. One of premier rarities of the British Empire - produced in early 1923, these were prepared prior to adopting the name change from "Koweit" to "Kuwait" for postal purposes and making it closer to the pronunciation in Arabic. Two panes of 12 each were printed in Calcutta. First pane was broken-up, a set of blocks of four now resides in the Royal Collection, two sets were sent to the then Viceroy and one set to the Deputy Director General. The second pane was obtained by a London dealer, therefore, no more than 17 sets could be in private hands and there is a good chance that less are available to collectors today. Many sets have also been broken down and few complete sets remain,
Catalog #SG 1-15E,O1-14E
Catalog Value £42,000
Price Realized

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