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 #429
1919 3c red brown, never hinged, well centered, initialed "JAR", fresh and v.f. example of the legendary Newfoundland Hawker stamp, with 2012 Greene Foundation and 2023 BPA certificates (for singles and for vertical pairs from which this is the top stamp. Also included is a Robson Lowe certificate of guarantee, stating only "three pairs are known to exist") (The flight of Hawker's "Atlantic" ended with a controlled crash landing in the ocean after about 13 hours of flying) 200 examples of the current 3c brown Caribou stamp were overprinted "First Trans Atlantic Air Post April 1919" in five lines. 18 of these were defective and destroyed; 95 were used on mail and 11 were presented to various officials. Raynham and Morgan also manuscript overprinted the stamp. The remaining 76 were purchased by the postmaster general, who then sold them for $25 each to raise money for the Newfoundland Marine Disasters Fund, which supported sailors' widows and orphans (Unitrade CAN $70,000)
Catalog #C1
Catalog Value $ 40,000
Price Realized

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