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

Our November 7-8, 2023 Sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World will take place at our Teaneck, N.J. Galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE and StampAuctionNetwork (SAN). The 1,211 lots sale begins with United States and U.S. Possessions. Worldwide sections include a solid collection of Germany and German Colonies, with many individual rarities. British Commonwealth features British Guiana "Cotton Reels" with an unused 12c black, making its first appearance on the market since the 1935 Hind sale; G.R.I. errors and varieties, strong Bushire, specialized Malaysian States and much more. There are strong selections from various European Countries and rest of the world, with additional items from the Carl A. Kilgas and Martin Stempien estates. The auction concludes with 250 Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums, specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact. Kindly note that we will continue adding images for some lots. If scans for the lot you are interested are unavailable, please check again in a few days.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #478
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH British Post Offices in Japan
1869 (Dec) printed matter folded letter sent from "Davison Davies & Co." Yokohama to St. Etienne, France, with 2c and 4c (wing margin at left) canceled "B62", printed matter 6c rate, sent "via Trieste", "GB / 1F90c" accountancy mark, French entry ("Poss. Ang. V. Suez") 4.2.70 and St. Etienne (5 Feb) arrival pmk on back, filing fold through the 4c adhesive, otherwise fine and rare Printed Matter from Japan, Webb recorded "three examples, but a few more known in France" British Post Offices in Yokohama (the earliest cover out of Yokohama through the BPA was in December of 1860. It has been reported that postal activities in Yokohama actually began in 1859. The office closed December 31, 1879)

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