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 #778
JAPAN Japanese Occupation of Sakhalin
1922 (1 July) 1 1/2s stationery card to Minamiok Gun. Yamagata Pref. from a soldier, Field Artillery, Kiki, De Kastri Port, Sakhalin Expeditionary Force, canceled FPO 53, censor chops, fine and scarce usage
Price Realized

Lot #779
JAPAN Japanese Occupation of Sakhalin
1934 (16 Nov) cover with "Missio Independes de Karafuto (Japonia)" franked with 2s green, tied by Toyohara (Yuzhno-Sakhalin) cds and sent to USA, with return address of "Toyohara, Tenshu Kokyokai Japan-Karafuto", fine and scarce usage (The 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth awarded the southern half of the Sakhalin Island to Japan. The city of Vladimirovka was renamed Toyohara, and was the prefect capital of the Japanese Karafuto Prefecture. After World War II, the Japanese portion of Sakhalin island was occupied by Soviet troops and the city was renamed Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)

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