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.

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Lot #1203
1960s-70s American Astronauts, Project Gemini collection of 38 signatures (often two of each) on 37 Space covers and FDCs, including Frank Borman, James Lovell, Walter Schirra, Thomas Stafford, Charles Conrad, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Virgil "Gus" Grissom (both signatures on 1961 cacheted cover. Also a Gemini 1965 FDC, signed Gus Grissom), Neil Armstrong (two signed 1966 Gemini FDCs), Michael Collins, John Young, Gene Cernan, also Apollo 15 cover signed by the three Astronauts, etc., mostly v.f., attractive group of genuine early autographed Space covers. In addition, there is the "infamous" Charles Riser cover (Riser was a space cover dealer who "pleaded guilty to mail fraud and the fraudulent forging and selling of space covers on March 11, 1975, and received four years probation." The fake cover included here was used in the trial against Mr. Riser (A Lester Winnick certificate is included)
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