Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
February 7-8, 2023

Welcome to our February 7-8, 2023 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 1,366 lot sale features better United States, with quality material assembled by a Japanese gentleman. Foreign countries include Albania, with 1913 Double Eagle handstamps, Austria, France and Colonies, Germany with a selection of WWII Occupation Issues, Great Britain and British Commonwealth with Australia, BNA, New Zealand, British Asia and Africa. There are rarities from Iran, including postal history, Italy and Italian Colonies, a collection of hand-painted Karl Lewis covers and more. The auction concludes with over two hundred Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums and specialized collections, to multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #1383
1885 (Mar) De La Rue color trial proofs for the 1886-96 issue, 2sh6p and 5sh, each with the keyplate in dull purple, values in blue and red, comb perf. 14, gummed, unwatermarked paper, matching lower right sheet corner margin blocks of six, with Plate No. "1", n.h., v.f. These were sent to Adelaide with the plates, no doubt in an attempt to win the printing contract. They are vastly superior in appearance to any of the stamps which were subsequently locally printed (in monocolors), n.h., 5sh with faint gum toning affecting two stamps, v.f. and rare pair of multiples (SG 195-196P)
Box **
Catalog #81,82P
Price Realized

Lot #1384
1902-03 Queen Victoria, 3p-£1 complete set of 12, h.r., occasional gum wrinkles, fresh, fine-v.f. (SG 268-79)
Catalog #121-31
Catalog Value $1,095
Price Realized

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