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 #626
1914 20pf ultramarine, vertical strip of three, top stamp is the second (narrow) setting, others first setting (wide setting), n.h., v.f., signed Herbert Bloch, ex-Gibbs (illustrated on page 184 of his handbook). A great rarity, one of the sheets from Setting I printing of the 20pf value did not receive the overprint on its upper half. By the time this omission was discovered, the setting was already changed, so the unoverprinted section received the Setting II overprint, thus creating 10 vertical combinations through the center of one sheet, with Settings I+II se-tenants. Only 6 pairs have been recorded (Gibbs 17b) (SG H17b,£9,000) (catalogued as a hinged pair)
Catalog #51b
Catalog Value $ 9,000
Price Realized

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