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 #623
1914 First Setting, 3pf brown, double overprint, one diagonal, unused without gum, some toning/discoloration at lower left, otherwise fine, signed Bothe. A rarity, only 4 (!) recorded (originally a block of four, ex-Marquis de Bute collection, illustrated in Gibbs, the stamp offered here being the lower right example. The Bute collection was mostly housed in the underground vaults in London, which were flooded during the blitz in 1940. Stamps ex-Bute exist generally without gum) (Gibbs 1a)
Catalog #35var
Price Realized

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