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 #706
ITALIAN STATES Lombardy-Venetia
1856 (6kr = 30c) vermilion, the so-called "Zinnoberoter Merkur", type III, unused with full original gum, previously hinged, margins all around, minor translucency in the outer margin at bottom right, pencil signed Alberto Diena, Bernard Behr, Maurizio Raybaudi and Giacomo Bottachi, incredibly fresh and v.f. example of this legendary and classic Vermilion Mercury, with certificates from Behr, Diena, Bottachi and Zanaria, as well as a photocopy of a 1980 certificate from Dr.Ferchenbauer ("Sehr attraktives stuck diese raritat") (ANK 9, €120,000)(Sass.P7, €360,000)
Catalog #P4
Catalog Value $ 85,000

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