Gallery of Rarities

From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1867 15c black, Z.Grill (Scott 85F), geometric cancel, centered to right, completely sound, one of only two known copies
Price Realized: $1,610,000.00
From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1867 10c green, Z.Grill (Scott 85D), the finest of the six known
Price Realized: $1,150,000.00
From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1908 2c carmine, vertical coil pair (Scott 321)
Price Realized: $805,000.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1924 10k on 5r green type II, basic stamp wide "5", complete pane of 25, unique
Price Realized: $805,000.00
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From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 San Francisco surcharge, small Cyrillic "f" in "San Francisco", surcharge inverted
Price Realized: $718,750.00
From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1867 3c rose, B. Grill (Scott 64), accompanied by the original cover from Mason, Texas to Darmstadt, Germany
Price Realized: $661,250.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
Unique Combination Cover, #1,4 Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $517,500.00
From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1918 24c carmine rose and blue, center inverted, position 27
Price Realized: $402,500.00
From our December 2010 auction:
United States
24c carmine rose and blue, center inverted, position 22 (C3a)
Price Realized: $345,000.00
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From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1869 30c ultramarine and carmine, flags inverted, unused without gum
Price Realized: $287,500.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Canada
1851 12p black, unused, with part original gum, BPA certificate (Scott 3)
Price Realized: $218,500.00
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From our March 2006 auction:
United States
1893 4c blue, error of color, n.h. imprint block of four (233a, cat. $145,000)
Price Realized: $165,000.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
All Soviet Philatelic Exhibition in Moscow, souvenir sheet of four on thick card, with the unique three line personalized overprint "To the best shock worker of the All Russian Philatelic Society - President of the Moscow Philatelic Organization E.M. Nurk
Price Realized: $776,250.00
From our May 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 San Francisco surcharge, small Cyrillic "f" in "San Francisco", surcharge inverted
Price Realized: $603,750.00
From our December 2010 auction:
China
1925 surcharged in red on second Peking printing 3 Cts on 4c slate-gray, surcharge inverted error, used
Price Realized: $276,000.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
Largest Known Franking, #4 Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $264,500.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Russian Consular Air Post
1922 1,200m on 50k, overprint type IV, lightly hinged, v.f., with Mikulski certificate. Type IV occurs only twice per setting of 25, hence only four can exist
Price Realized: $218,500.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, vertical block of six, positions 3-4, 8-9, 13-14, both of the middle stamps small "f",
Price Realized: $195,500.00
From our May 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 San Francisco surcharge inverted, never hinged and post office fresh
Price Realized: $195,500.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
Rostov-on-Don Hunger Relief - Special Issue 1922 2,000r green (1), 6,000r (vertical pair) and 2,000r rose, vertical se-tenant, gutter/couche strip of four
Price Realized: $195,500.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
#2 horizontal strip of three, unique Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $195,500.00
From our December 2010 auction:
China
1923 surcharged in red on first Peking printing 2 Cts on 3c blue-green, surcharge inverted error,
Price Realized: $172,500.00
From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1880 5c deep blue, Special Printing (Scott 204)
Price Realized: $172,500.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, inverted overprint (C68a)
Price Realized: $166,750.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, inverted overprint (C68a)
Price Realized: $161,000.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1922 7,500r blue, horizontal watermark, gutter tete-beche block of four with sheet margin, never hinged and post office fresh
Price Realized: $149,500.00
From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1880 3c blue green, Special Printing (Scott 194)
Price Realized: $149,500.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1922 24 Germ "Marok" instead of "marki" on 3r, type IV, never hinged
Price Realized: $138,000.00
From our December 2010 auction:
China
1896 unsurcharged Red Revenue stamp, 3c red, perf. 14, never hinged
Price Realized: $138,000.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1866 10k brown and blue, center inverted, two copied used on cover, unique, Mikulski cert. €100,000+
Price Realized: $132,000.00
From our September 2014 auction:
United States
1918 24c carmine rose and blue, center inverted, position 10
Price Realized: $126,500.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
#4 Pair on cover Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $126,500.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
Only known # 1 & 3 mixed franking on cover Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $126,500.00
From our December 2010 auction:
China
1941 Dr. Sun Yat-sen New York Print $2 black and blue, variety center inverted
Price Realized: $120,750.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, inverted overprint (C68a)
Price Realized: $120,750.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
Second Transpolar Flight, 20k selection of five different trial color proofs on ungummed stamp paper, perf. 12, in violet, dark green, purple, black and red orange, each bearing "AHT-25" (Antonov 25) inscription on wing (not on issued stamp)
Price Realized: $115,000.00
From our April 2009 auction:
Great Britain
1840 1p black, Plate 11, "L-G/M-I", block of six, margins all around, sharp impression, original gum
Price Realized: $115,000.00
From our December 2010 auction:
China
1915 Hall of Classics First Peking Printing $2 black and blue, variety center inverted
Price Realized: $115,000.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Newfoundland
1933 Balbo Flight, $4.50 on 75c bister, surcharge inverted, well centered, never hinged
Price Realized: $115,000.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1879 7k gray and rose, watermarked horizontal hexagons, the famed "Perm" variety, one of four known, ex-Ferrary (Mi.25z)
Price Realized: $109,250.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Iceland
Unique 3 Skilling on Cover Frederick Collection
Price Realized: $104,650.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1884 3.50r black and gray, horizontally laid paper, full original gum, one of five know (the only sound), with Mikulski cert. (Mi.38x)
Price Realized: $103,500.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1875 20k blue & orange, center double, unique copy
Price Realized: $97,750.00
From our May 2007 auction:
Russia
1983 Tereshkova, imperforate sheetlet of eight, one of only six sheets known, Scott 5153var
Price Realized: $97,750.00
From our July 2008 auction:
United States
1979 $1 tan, brown, orange & yellow, intaglio brown inverted, block of four
Price Realized: $97,750.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Lombardy-Venetia
"Andrea Cross", block of four Milano Collection
Price Realized: $94,400.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Italian Air Post
1933 Servizio di Stato, 5,25L+44,75L Vittorio Emmanuelle III, entire sheet of 20 triptychs (Scott CO1)
Price Realized: $92,000.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Russia
1856 10kop za lot, surface printed essay in blue, Mercury type, cut to shape and affixed on entire envelope
Price Realized: $92,000.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1875 20k blue and orange, center inverted, the finest of the three known, ex-Ferrary, with Mikulski cert. (Mi.28xK, cat.€75000)
Price Realized: $88,000.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Russian Air Post
1923 5r deep green, white paper, type II unissued wide "5", never hinged and post office fresh
Price Realized: $86,250.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1983 Valentina Tereshkova, imperforate 10k sheetlet of eight, one of six known
Price Realized: $83,375.00
From our July 2019 auction:
United States
1908 2c carmine, perf. 12 vertically (Scott 321), tied by Indianapolis (December 20) cancel on Special Delivery cover to A.M. Travers in Washington,
Price Realized: $83,375.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
Proposed Design for the First Russian Stamp - 1856 Coat of Arms - printed in black
Price Realized: $80,500.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
Proposed Design for the First Russian Stamp - 1856 Mercury Type in blue
Price Realized: $80,500.00
From our March 2007 auction:
United States
1851-57 5c red brown, vertical strip of three, in combination with 10c green strip of three on cover to France
Price Realized: $77,625.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, small "f" used on registered and flown ppc (Sigismund Levanevsky) from Moscow (C68b)
Price Realized: $77,625.00
From our December 2010 auction:
Russia
1902-5 5k red violet, vertically laid paper, groundwork inverted, lightly cancelled
Price Realized: $77,625.00
From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1935 Chelyuskin, 1k-50k blocks of four, complete set
Price Realized: $74,750.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1875 10k brown and blue, center inverted, used on piece, only 5 known, ex-Faberge (Mi.27xK, €50,000)
Price Realized: $74,250.00
From our November 2012 auction:
Russia - Zemstvo
AKHTYRKA 1879 (19 Sep) cover used locally within the district of Akhtyrka in the Kharkov province franked with imperforate 5k green
Price Realized: $71,875.00
From our January 2010 auction:
United States
1992 Stock Exchange Bicentennial, 29c green & black center inverted, right sheet margin block of four
Price Realized: $71,875.00
From our June 2009 auction:
Trieste Zone A
954 25L rose carmine, unissued "Pinocchio", block of four,
Price Realized: $71,875.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1930 Graf Zeppelin, set of two perforated and gummed proofs in issued colors, each overprinted "IIPOEKT 8 September 1930" in red Cyrillic letters, probably unique
Price Realized: $71,875.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Ceylon
1859 4d dull rose, unused with full original gum, Royal cert. (Scott 5)
Price Realized: $71,875.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Russia
1919 Hand with Sword Breaking Chains, money stamps, 1k orange, 2k green, perforated proof sheetlets
Price Realized: $71,875.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1879 7k gray and rose, watermarked horizontal hexagons, the famed "Perm" variety, one of four known, ex-Ferrary (Mi.25z, cat. €100,000
Price Realized: $71,500.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Russian Air Post
1923 5r green, wide "5" at bottom, large margins all around, very lightly hinged
Price Realized: $69,000.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Russian Air Post
1924 5r green, "Wide 5" (Scott C4a)
Price Realized: $69,000.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1875 10k brown & blue, center inverted, only five are known, ex-Faberge, with Mikulski certificate (Mi.27xK)
Price Realized: $66,125.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russian Air Post
1922 1200m on 50k, type I, pos.22,
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
10k brown and blue, sheet margin strip of three on cover (1) Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our November 2006 auction:
Russian Air Post Officials
1922 1,200m on 50k, surcharge type II, position 18, h.r., v.f., signed Romeko, Cole etc., with Mikulski cert. (CO6)
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1934 Airships ("Pravda", "Lenin" etc.), complete set of five blocks of four, n.h. and post office fresh
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Northern Nigeria
1904 £25 green and carmine, original gum, BPA cert.
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Russia
1856 "10kop za lot, 1k za konv:" (10k per 10 lot; 1kop for cover) embossed Eagle, in black, with greenish background, die essay on thin card
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Italy
1890 2c "Valevole per le stampe" on 1,25L orange, surcharge inverted, one of two known unused (Scott 62a)
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our October 2009 auction:
Poland
1919 10kr blue, overprinted in black, position 17, both "P" in "Poczta" and "Polska" damaged
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our December 2010 auction:
Great Britain
1902 I.R.Official, 10sh ultramarine, watermarked Anchor
Price Realized: $63,250.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1875 20k blue and orange, center double, unique
Price Realized: $60,500.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Greece
1861 20L Large Hermes Head, First Day Cover
Price Realized: $60,375.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1884 3.50r black and gray, Horizontally Laid Paper, unused, small faults, one of five known
Price Realized: $57,500.00
From our October 2009 auction:
American World War II Propaganda Forgeries
1944 The Hitler "Death's head" stamps, souvenir sheet of four, vertical uncut pair in brown violet, never hinged, unique, with Krischke cert.
Price Realized: $57,500.00
From our October 2009 auction:
Poland
1919 6h orange, Form I, position 14, thin "Z" variety, overprint inverted, never hinged
Price Realized: $57,500.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Far Eastern Republic
1923 20k on 15k, 20k on 20k, 20k on 50k and 20k on 35k on 2k, four different, all tied by Vladivostok 29.7.23 postmarks on registered and flown cover
Price Realized: $57,500.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1918 the legendary Nathan Altman imperforate sheetlet of 12 unissued designs
Price Realized: $57,500.00
From our December 2013 auction:
Russia
1923 5r deep green, white paper, type II unissued wide "5", never hinged
Price Realized: $57,500.00
From our September 2005 auction:
United States Air Post
1911 25c "Vin Fiz", unused, one of only three known unused (CL2, cat. $35,000)
Price Realized: $55,000.00
From our July 2013 auction:
Russia
Air Post 1924 20k on 10r rose, surcharge inverted, block of four, never hinged and post office fresh,
Price Realized: $54,625.00
From our June 2009 auction:
Russia
1922 (8.5) registered cover from Odessa to Berlin, franked with the complete pane of 20x10,000r on 40r type II (200f)
Price Realized: $54,625.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Italian Offices Abroad
1874 2c orange brown, overprint omitted, one of two known used, Colla cert. (Sass.2b,cat.€ 95,000)
Price Realized: $52,250.00
From our July 2005 auction:
Hawaii
1851 5c Missionary, type II, Boston cds, 1995 PFC, ex-Ishikawa, Twigg-Smith, (2, cat. $25,000)
Price Realized: $52,250.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1866 10k brown and blue, center inverted, used on piece, less than 10 known to exist, Mikulski cert. (Mi.21xK, €50,000)
Price Realized: $52,250.00
From our November 2012 auction:
Russia - Zemstvo
NOVAYA LADOGA 1883 (14 April) cover (petition) from Glazhevo village to Novaya Ladoga town, franked with 5k blue and carmine,
Price Realized: $51,750.00
From our December 2013 auction:
Russia
1857 10k brown & blue, two vertical pairs, brilliant colors, margins all around, one just clear at upper left, brilliant colors, cancelled by pen, one also with traces of dot cancels, barely tied on home-made cover to Moscow,
Price Realized: $51,750.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Tuscany
1860 3L yellow, unused with full original gum, Raybaudi cert. (Scott 23)
Price Realized: $51,750.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Colombian Air Post
1922 Complete Set of Nine Airmail Values (C2-10)
Price Realized: $51,750.00
From our July 2006 auction:
Russian Air Post
1935 Levanevsky, Surcharge Inverted, n.h.
Price Realized: $48,875.00
From our July 2006 auction:
Italy
1928 "Filiberto",. Center inverted, one of only two with original gum
Price Realized: $48,875.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Newfoundland Air Post
1919 Hawker, bottom margin vertical pair, BPA cert.
Price Realized: $46,750.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1884 3.50r black and gray, horizontally laid paper, full original gum, one of five know (the only sound), with Mikulski cert. (Mi.38x, cat.€50,000)
Price Realized: $46,750.00
From our September 2005 auction:
Italian Air Post
1933 Balbo Triptychs, set of vertical strips, sheet margin imperf. At bottom, only 3-4 known, Bolaffi & Diena certs.
Price Realized: $46,750.00
From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1956 Definitives unissued 5k red (size 14,25x21,25mm), line-perf. 12 1/2 (instead of comb-perf. 12x12 1/2 of the regularly issued stamp), the unique block of four
Price Realized: $46,000.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Italian Colonies
1934 Roma-Mogadiscio Servizio di Stato, blocks of four
Price Realized: $46,000.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russian Telegraph Stamps
1866 20k black & brown, full original gum, less than 10 exist
Price Realized: $46,000.00
From our November 2007 auction:
United States Air Post
1933 Zeppelin, set of large die proofs, one of two known
Price Realized: $46,000.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1875 2k black & red, groundwork inverted, one of five known, ex-Ferrary, Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $46,000.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1866 3c black & deep green, unique imperforate pair, used, ex-Wilson, Mikulski cert. (20b, €24,000)
Price Realized: $44,000.00
From our July 2015 auction:
Poland
1919 10kr blue, overprinted in black, plate I, position 18
Price Realized: $43,125.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Russian Air Post
1934 Stratosphere, 5k-20k, set of three imperforate sheet margins singles in issued colors
Price Realized: $43,125.00
From our July 2009 auction:
France
1870 (19.10) Ballon Monte to St. Petersburg, Russia
Price Realized: $43,125.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1875 2k black & red, groundwork inverted, one of five known, ex-Ferrary, Mikulski cert. (Mi.24xK, €50,000)
Price Realized: $41,250.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
1876 3c red, double line under "postage", size 8, knife 36, watermark 2 (UPSS 645)
Price Realized: $40,250.00
From our October 2009 auction:
Poland
1919 5pf on 2pf gray, position 21, surcharge inverted, n.h
Price Realized: $40,250.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Japanese Offices in China
1914-21 1/2s-10y complete set in blocks of four
Price Realized: $40,250.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Russian Air Post
1934 Airships, blocks of four
Price Realized: $40,250.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Russian Air Post
1935 Chelyuskin, blocks of four
Price Realized: $40,250.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Russian Air Post
1935 "San Francisco" Flight, block of four with small "f"
Price Realized: $40,250.00
From our October 2004 auction:
Poland Postage Dues
1919 10kr blue, overprinted in black, pos.19, only 15 issued, with Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $39,050.00
From our January 2006 auction:
United States
1901 Pan American 1c Center Inverted - Block of Four, original gum, with PFC
Price Realized: $38,500.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Russian Offices in China
1904 10k blue, block of nine, largest known multiple
Price Realized: $37,375.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Russian Air Post
1932 International Polar Year, 50k carmine rose, perf. 10 1/2 variety
Price Realized: $37,375.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Italy - John Larson Collection
1874 10L center inverted, one of 3 known (Sass. 14b)
Price Realized: $37,375.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Switzerland
1843 "Double Geneva", 10c black on yellow green, full to large margins all around, v.f., cancelled by a neat red rosette on small outer FL addressed to Chene Bourgeris
Price Realized: $37,375.00
From our September 2005 auction:
Newfoundland Air Post
1927 De Pinedo Surcharge, less than 66 unused known, with Diena cert. (SG 163, cat. £28,000)
Price Realized: $36,850.00
From our July 2015 auction:
United States
1857 5c brick red, lightly hinged original gum (Scott 27)
Price Realized: $34,500.00
From our March 2009 auction:
Italy
1933 Triptych "I-DINI", further overprinted "Volo di Ritorno"
Price Realized: $34,500.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1935 Anti War, set of five in blocks of four
Price Realized: $33,350.00
From our March 2010 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 25L blue black, type I, only 32 issued
Price Realized: $33,350.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
10k brown and blue, largest known franking (1) Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $33,200.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Italian Levant
1874 2c red brown, overprint omitted (Sass. 2b), l.h., Colla cert., €67,500
Price Realized: $33,000.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Russian Air Post
1930 "Five Years in Four" Graf Zeppelin, imperf. Corner margin blocks of four, n.h.
Price Realized: $33,000.00
From our September 2008 auction:
United States Offices in China
Shanghai Surcharges, complete set in large multiples including plate blocks of high values (K1-16)
Price Realized: $33,000.00
From our September 2005 auction:
German Offices in China
1900 Tientsin 50pf purple and black, Jakubek cert. (Mi.13, cat. €40,000)
Price Realized: $33,000.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Russian Consular Post
1922 1200m on 50k, type II, position 16, Mukulski cert. (CO6, $15,000)
Price Realized: $33,000.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1884 1k orange, two imperf. Singles, groundwork shifted, these are the only two known, with Mikulski cert. (€20,000)
Price Realized: $33,000.00
From our April 2009 auction:
Italian States - Sardinia
1854 40c rose, "rosso mattone", unused, large part original gum, margins all around, clear embossing and excellent color (Scott 9)
Price Realized: $32,200.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Russia
1922-23 20r on 15k brown and violet blue, imperf. horizontal pair
Price Realized: $32,200.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1926-29 Lenin, 1r dark brown, 2r black violet, also 3r green, imperforate horizontal pairs
Price Realized: $32,200.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Cape of Good Hope
1861 4p vermilion, error of color (instead of blue) (Scott 9f)
Price Realized: $32,200.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Italy
1930 Royal Wedding, 25c yellow green, unissued color, Diena cert. (Sass.269a,cat.€ 45,000)
Price Realized: $31,900.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Russia
1866 Telegraph Stamp, 20k rose brown and block, unused
Price Realized: $31,050.00
From our December 2015 auction:
Brazil
1843 60r black, intermediate to worn impressions, horizontal strip of three (Scott 2a)
Price Realized: $31,050.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Russian Air Post
1923 5r green, "Wide 5" variety, n.h. (C4a), Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $30,800.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Albania
1913 50pi orange brown, only 16 issued, Diena cert. (YT 12, cat. €34,000)
Price Realized: $30,800.00
From our October 2004 auction:
Poland
1924 25gr error, printed in indigo, se-tenant pair with 40gr indigo, used on piece, unique, one of the "100 greatest rarities of the world", Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $30,250.00
From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1925 Definitives (watermarked) 18k violet, imperforate lower left sheet corner margin strip of four, with complete imprint "Nabrno-Blanoch. Mact. No.7"
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Iceland
Facit #30, unoverprinted 40 Aurur lilac, block of four Frederick Collection
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our January 2007 auction:
Italian East Africa, British Occupation
41 overprinted "British Occupation/Postage" on Italian Colonies Fiscal Issues, complete set of unissued stamps, Raybaudi, Colla certs.
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Italian Air Post
1933 "Volo di Ritorno" Triptych, only 500 issued (Sass.53, €48,000)
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our September 2007 auction:
China - John Larson Collection
1911 Neutrality, Second Printing, unissued set of four (Chan DU1-4)
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1864-65 10k brown & black, imperf. essay on gummed paper (some paper adhesions on back), center "II.M." (Pochtowaya Marka), ex-Faberge
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russian Air Post
1932 International Polar Year, 50k carmine rose, left margin single, perf. 10 1/2
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our July 2007 auction:
Italy
1878 2c on 2L numeral, surcharge inverted, full original gum (Sass.34b, cat. €60,000)
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our May 2007 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 50L dark violet, overprint type I, only 47 issued, Krischke cert, cat €35,000
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our March 2010 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 50L dark violet, type I, only 47 issued
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our July 2009 auction:
Albania
913 50pi orange brown, tied on small piece by neat "Vlone 7.1.1913" cds
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1932 International Polar Year, 50k carmine rose, perf. 10 1/2
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1965 unissued 20th Anniversary of "Reunification of Carpatho-Ukraine and Ukraine"
Price Realized: $29,900.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Italy
1870 Postage Due, 10L numeral inverted, Diena cert. (Sass.14b)
Price Realized: $29,700.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1964 World Cruise, intended for "Khrushchev's Visit to Sweden"
Price Realized: $28,750.00
From our March 2009 auction:
San Marino
1946 100L UNRRA, minisheet of four, imperf. at right
Price Realized: $28,750.00
From our March 2009 auction:
Italy
1927 Volta, 20c violet (color adapted for Italian Colonies and overprinted), unissued without overprint, four used singles
Price Realized: $28,750.00
From our January 2009 auction:
Tuscany
1866 Governo Provisorio 3L yellow ochre, beautiful condition, Raybaudi cert.
Price Realized: $28,750.00
From our March 2010 auction:
Canada
1908 Edward, 50c purple, top sheet margin and "Ottawa No.1" imprint block of 24, never hinged and post office fresh (Scott 95)
Price Realized: $28,750.00
From our September 2004 auction:
Kuwait
1923 "Koweit" overprints, complete set, less than 10 sets available to collectors, with Royal Cert. Cat.£20,000
Price Realized: $28,600.00
From our January 2006 auction:
United States
1992 Inverted Stock Exchange (2630c), The First Single sold at auction, with PSE Cert.
Price Realized: $28,600.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1868 1k black & yellow, imperf. With inverted & shifted background, two copies on piece, finest known, Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $28,600.00
From our June 2012 auction:
Jamaica
1920 1sh bright orange and orange, frame Inverted, bottom sheet margin single (Scott 83a)
Price Realized: $27,600.00
From our February 2014 auction:
Russia
1923 4r+4r on 5,000r silver overprint and surcharge, spaced year date "1 923" inverted
Price Realized: $27,600.00
From our December 2010 auction:
Russia
1938 Trans-Polar Flight, 10k-50k imperforate horizontal pairs, set of four
Price Realized: $27,600.00
From our November 2009 auction:
China
1883 Large Dragon set of three each neatly cancelled by "Wuchow 9 Jul 00" cds on 1ca stationery card, sent via Hong Kong where 1882-96 4c gray, 10c purple were added, each with Wuchow "I.P.O" boxed hs and "Hong Kong" cds, registered to Germany
Price Realized: $27,600.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Soviet Union
1932 International Polar Year, 50k carmine rose, left margin single, perf. 10 1/2
Price Realized: $27,600.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Italian States - Naples
1861 2 grana blue, the rare "celeste" color, left sheet margin block of four, never hinged
Price Realized: $27,600.00
From our May 2007 auction:
United States
1979 "CIA Invert", Scott 1610c, cat. $22,500
Price Realized: $27,600.00
From our May 2007 auction:
Great Britain
1882 ?5 bright orange, White Paper, never hinged, Brandon cert. (Scott 93, SG 137)
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our May 2007 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 Airpost, 10L carmine, type I, only 50 issued, Krischke cert., cat. €30,000
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Newfoundland Air Post
1919 3c Hawker, among the finest known
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Italian Air Post
1934 Servizio di Stato, 10L "Coronchina", tied by. 9.11.34 Roma Posta Aerea Speciale postmark on "Ufficio del Prefetto di Palazzo" cover (CO2)
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Soviet Union
1939 Women Aviators, imperforate set of three vertical pairs
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our June 2012 auction:
Russia
1955 "Copernicus" by Jan Matejko, 1r multicolor, white paper, special imprimatur sheetlet of ten
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our September 2012 auction:
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika
1954 30c Owen Falls Dam, vignette (dam) inverted,
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our January 2014 auction:
Mongolia
1942 (22 July) cover from Ulan Bator to Malmyzh, Kirov Oblast, franked with a vertical pair of 5 tug surcharged "15"
Price Realized: $26,450.00
From our November 2005 auction:
Newfoundland Air Post
1919 Hawker 3c red brown, one of the finest known, with PFC (cat. £15,000)
Price Realized: $26,400.00
From our November 2005 auction:
Italian Air Post
1933 "Volo di Ritorno", sheet margin copy, hinged, with Raybaudi cert. (cat. €28,000)
Price Realized: $25,300.00
From our November 2005 auction:
Canada Airpost
1927 London to London, 25c green and yellow, one of only 4 stamps known
Price Realized: $25,300.00
From our December 2010 auction:
Russia
1943 World War II, 45k deep dull blue, bottom right sheet corner margin block of four, perforated only at left, thus leaving the right stamps completely imperf (!),
Price Realized: $25,300.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Israel
1948 Doar Ivri, 250m-1,000m high values, set of three bottom tab block of ten, never hinged and post office fresh
Price Realized: $25,300.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1959 unissued 250th Anniversary of Battle of Poltava
Price Realized: $25,300.00
From our May 2006 auction:
United States
1869 30c ultramarine & carmine, without grill, graded "XF-Sup-95" (121a, cat.$12,000)
Price Realized: $25,300.00
From our January 2008 auction:
United States
1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1c-10c cplt set in panes of 50
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1939 Steelworker, 15k dark blue, imperforate horizontal gutter pair
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Fezzan - French Occupation
1943 Postage Dues, set of five, only 35 sets printed (Sassone S1-5)
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1922 1k orange, major error overprint inverted and struck diagonally
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
927 Esperanto, 14k imperf. block of four
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our January 2009 auction:
Poland
1956 Olympic Games, 20g Boxer, center inverted
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our March 2010 auction:
United States
1875 Special Printing, 15c bright orange, unused without gum as issued (Scott 174)
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
1932 2c carmine on blue (error), die 1, size 13, knife 78, watermark 28 (U525b)
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
2c reddish brown on orange, size 10, knife 53U, watermark 2 (UPSS 322)
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our July 2009 auction:
Turkey in Asia
1920 5pi ultramarine, "Osmanli Postalar, 1336" handstamp in black (type II)
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our September 2013 auction:
Bechuanaland Protectorate
1961 2 1/2c on 2p brown, top margin vertical strip of three, top stamp without surcharge
Price Realized: $24,150.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Russian Air Post
1935 Levanevsky, surcharge inverted (C68a)
Price Realized: $23,650.00
From our May 2006 auction:
France
1859 10c Postage Due, original gum, Calves cert. (J1, cat. &;euro 32,500)
Price Realized: $23,100.00
From our November 2005 auction:
Far Eastern Republic
1923 Vladivostok Surcharges, complete set, only 25 sets exist (Mi.45-58A-B)
Price Realized: $23,100.00
From our March 2014 auction:
Italy
1933 Triptych "I-NAPO", further overprinted "Volo di Ritorno"
Price Realized: $23,000.00
From our July 2006 auction:
United States
1979 CIA Invert
Price Realized: $23,000.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Soviet Union
1932 International Polar Year, 50k carmine, perf. 10 1/2x12, part "Franz-Josef Land" cancel
Price Realized: $23,000.00
From our July 2009 auction:
United States
Postmaster's Provisionals Millbury, Mass. 1845 5c blue, bluish, light red postmark
Price Realized: $23,000.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Falkland Islands
1933 Centenary, complete set on registered covers to England
Price Realized: $23,000.00
From our June 2008 auction:
Russia
1939 (April 28) - Attempted non-stop Trans-Oceanic Flight from Moscow to the World's Fair in New York
Price Realized: $23,000.00
From our September 2004 auction:
United states
1901 2c carmine and black, center inverted, original gum, less than 85 known, with PFC (295a)
Price Realized: $22,550.00
From our September 2004 auction:
China
1915 $2 Hall of Classics, center inverted, only one sheet issued (Chan 245a)
Price Realized: $22,000.00
From our May 2006 auction:
China
1881 Cover franked with Large Dragons, sent via Italy to Ireland
Price Realized: $22,000.00
From our March 2008 auction:
United States
1915 $1 violet black, Scott 460, graded "Superb 98"
Price Realized: $21,850.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Poland
1919 10kr dark violet, pos.IVb-23, well centered, never hinged
Price Realized: $21,850.00
From our March 2009 auction:
United States
1908 Bluish Paper, 4c orange brown, left margin single
Price Realized: $21,850.00
From our April 2009 auction:
United States
1992 29c Stock Exchange Bicentennial, center inverted, corner margin single
Price Realized: $21,850.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Switzerland
1843 "Double Geneva", 10c black on yellow green, red rosette cancel
Price Realized: $21,850.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Naples
1860 1/2t deep blue, "Trinacria", unused with large part original gum
Price Realized: $21,850.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Fezzan
1943 Postage Dues, surcharged 5fr on 1L orange
Price Realized: $21,850.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Switzerland
1843 "Double Geneva", 10c black on yellow green, red rosette cancel
Price Realized: $20,700.00
From our October 2009 auction:
British World War II Propaganda Forgeries
1943 stamps of French Morocco overprinted "Deutsche Reichspost in Marokko", 50c green and 1fr red brown (Air Post), se-tenant vertical pairs types I and II
Price Realized: $20,700.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
1874 2c brown on orange, unused entire (U125)
Price Realized: $20,700.00
From our November 2008 auction:
Fezzan
1943 handstamped 50c on 50c violet, horizontal pair, n.h., v.f., with 2006 Sorani cert., possibly the only known multiple
Price Realized: $20,700.00
From our March 2008 auction:
Great Britain
1891-1900 Government Parcels, 1sh carmine rose and green, overprint inverted, used on "Mount Pleasant, Parcel Office, London" piece
Price Realized: $20,700.00
From our December 2015 auction:
Brazil
1843 60r black, thick, yellowish paper, intermediate impression (Scott 2a)
Price Realized: $20,700.00
From our October 2004 auction:
Poland
1919 5pf on 2pf gray, vertical pair, pos.11 and 20, bottom stamp with surcharge inverted, a premier rarity, with Mikulski cert. (cat. €10,000)
Price Realized: $19,800.00
From our October 2004 auction:
Poland Postage Dues
1919 1kr-10kr, overprinted in red, set of three Schmutz cert.
Price Realized: $19,800.00
From our May 2015 auction:
Kiauchau
1905 Yacht, unwatermarked high values, $1/2, $1, $1 1/2 and $2 1/2, sheet margin blocks of four
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Russia
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, with interesting natural fold at bottom, tied by a perfect "Dinaburg" 17 June, 1858 cds on outer FL to Riga
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our March 2010 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 10L carmine, type I, only 50 issued
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our October 2006 auction:
United States - West Haven Collection
St. Louis "Bear", 10c black on green wove paper, red cds, sound, 2006 PFC (11X2)
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our July 2006 auction:
Newfoundland Air Post
1933 Balbo, Inverted Surcharge, one of the four officially destroyed copies
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our October 2006 auction:
Confederate States - West Haven Collection
Goliad, Texas Provisional, 10c black, dark blue paper, extremely scarce, listed but unpriced, 2006 PFC (29X9)
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our October 2006 auction:
Confederate States - West Haven Collection
Greenville, Alabama Provisional, 5c blue and red, First bi-colored stamp in the Western Hemisphere, 1952 & 2006 PFCs (33X1, cat. $22,500)
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our January 2008 auction:
South Australia
1886 20 claret, perf. 11 1/2 x 12 1/2, l.h. and post office fresh, BPA cert.
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1858 20k blue & carmine rose, imperforate proof on thin unwatermarked paper
Price Realized: $19,550.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Vatican City
1934 1.30L on 1.25L Specimen Surcharge, Raybaudi cert. (Sass.36A,cat.€27,500)
Price Realized: $19,250.00
From our September 2012 auction:
India
1854 4a red and blue, Head I, Frame I, unused without gum
Price Realized: $18,975.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1866 10k brown and blue, imperforate, center shifted to left, used, one of only two known, ex-Faberage (Mi.21xU, €10,000)
Price Realized: $18,700.00
From our April 2014 auction:
Bulgaria
1882 3s orange and yellow, background inverted, the unique block of four
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our July 2015 auction:
Poland
1919 10kr violet, form IVB, position 22, never hinged
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our January 2007 auction:
Italy
1927 Volta, 20c violet (instead of carmine), block of four,
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our September 2006 auction:
Malta
1973 £2 Arms of Malta, gold omitted, believed to be unique
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our October 2006 auction:
United States - West Haven Collection
1869 15c brown and blue, center inverted, completely sound 2006 PFC (119b, cat. $15,000)
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1858 20k blue & orange, horizontal strip of three, with part of gutter at top, stamps n.h. (Mi.6, Scott 9)
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our May 2007 auction:
United States
1847 10c black, unused without gum, natural pre-print paper folds, PF certificate
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Russia
1935 San Francisco Surcharge, block of four, never hinged
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our November 2009 auction:
Cuba
1860 surcharged "Y 4/1" (in error, instead of "Y 1/4) on 2rp orange red
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our January 2010 auction:
China - P.R.C.
1952 8f orange Tien An Men, unissued stamp with backing rays of Sunlight, used
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Soviet Union
1938 Trans-Polar Flight, 10k, 40k and 50k imperforate blocks of four, used
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our July 2009 auction:
Russia
1944 Leningrad souvenir sheet of four, inscriptions inverted
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our May 2008 auction:
United States
1938 $5 red brown and black error of color, block of four, used (Scott 834a)
Price Realized: $18,400.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1858 20k blue and orange, thin Paper, unused with original gum (Scott 3)
Price Realized: $17,825.00
From our May 2007 auction:
United States
1881 "Atlanta" Trial Color Proofs, complete set
Price Realized: $17,825.00
From our December 2004 auction:
Russia
1868 10k black and blue, imperf. Only known imperf. On vertically laid paper, Mikulski cert. (Mi.21yU, €15,000)
Price Realized: $17,600.00
From our September 2005 auction:
Trinidad
1847 Lady McLeod, used on cover , the first stamp used in the British Colonies
Price Realized: $17,600.00
From our March 2013 auction:
Spain
1939 Planes and landscapes, prepared but never released 2 Pts ultramarine, 2 Pts lilac, 2 Pts green, 5 Pts red and 5 Pts gray black, perf. 11,
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our June 2012 auction:
Tannu Touva
1933 (25 March) registered cover (opened for display) from Kizil to Harbin, franked on back with a horizontal strip of 3x15k/6k orange (large figures of value 6,7mm), used in combination with fiscal "O.K.T.E" surcharges
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our July 2007 auction:
German Colonies - Offices in China
1900 Tientsin Issue, 50pf purple and black red, Mi. 13, SC. 22, cat. €20,000
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our September 2006 auction:
St. Kitts & Nevis
1923 Tercentenary, imperf. Pairs - one of only a few known
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our March 2007 auction:
France
1849-50 Ceres, 15c green, original gum (#2, €25,000)
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our June 2006 auction:
Russia
10k brown & blue, horizontal strip of three (1) Mikulski Sale
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Italian East Africa
1941 unissued Hitler-Mussolini set of four, only 50 printed
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our November 2008 auction:
China
1897 Red Revenues, $5 on 3c (Scott 85)
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our June 2009 auction:
United States
4c deep red brown and black, center inverted, unused without gum
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our October 2009 auction:
German Occupation of Estonia
Elwa 1941 50k (Zhukovsky), horizontal pair, tete-beche handstamp, inverted at left, cancelled "Elva 14.VIII.41"
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
1920 2c on 2c carmine on amber, unused entire, size 10, knife 90, watermark 19 (U466B)
Price Realized: $17,250.00
From our January 2009 auction:
Brazil
1930 Air Post, set of eight in sheets of 25, Sieger 1-8
Price Realized: $16,675.00
From our May 2007 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 5c-10L, set of sixteen values, each showing "Besetzuag" instead of "Besetzung" variety
Price Realized: $16,675.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Fezzan - French Occupation
1943 "Fezzan Occupation Francaise" surcharges , only 79 sets issued
Price Realized: $16,675.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Poland
1956 "Boxer", center inverted, never hinged, only 14 known
Price Realized: $16,675.00
From our October 2012 auction:
United States
Revenue Stamps 1871-72 $2.50 claret and black, center inverted, 1872 manuscript cancel,
Price Realized: $16,675.00
From our September 2015 auction:
Danzig
1920 5m slate and carmine, both center and "Danzig" overprint inverted
Price Realized: $16,675.00
From our October 2004 auction:
Poland
1919 25h blue, Form I, pos. 11, n.h., only 10 recorded, with Laskiewicz and Mikulski certs.
Price Realized: $16,500.00
From our January 2014 auction:
Hungary
1925 First Madonna Issue, 5,000kr dark green & yellow green, center inverted
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our February 2016 auction:
Newfoundland
1930 "Miss Columbia", 50c on 36c green, horizontal pair
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our May 2007 auction:
Great Britain
1882 ?5 bright orange, White Paper, vertical pair, used, Brandon cert. (Scott 93, SG 137)
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our May 2007 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 20L light yellow green, overprint type I, only 71 issued, Krischke cert., cat. €20,000
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Russia
1935 Spartacist Games, blocks of four
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our July 2007 auction:
German States - Saxony
1851 1/2ng black on pale blue paper, printed in error (paper color on 2ng, rather than the gray color of the 1/2ng), Rismondo cert. (Mi. 3F, Scott 3a, cat. €25,000)
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our July 2006 auction:
World War II Propaganda Forgeries
British Forgeries for Morocco (Mi. 34-34) €12,000
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our March 2007 auction:
France
1870-71 20c blue, type I, Report I, original gum (#43, €24,000)
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our October 2006 auction:
United States - West Haven Collection
1847 10c black, top horizontal half used as 5c on small piece, only known example outside the Miller Collection in the NY Public Library (2c)
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Saar
1920 5m deep blue, sheet of 20, n.h. and post office fresh, showing three overprint varieties
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our July 2009 auction:
Turkey
Newspaper Stamps, 1892 5pi pale violet, black "Imprime" overprint, block of four
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our January 2010 auction:
Switzerland
1845 Basel Dov, 2 1/2r black, crimson and bright blue, used on cover
Price Realized: $16,100.00
From our September 2005 auction:
India Officials
1948 Ghandi set of four, Royal cert. (SG 150a-d, cat. £14,792)
Price Realized: $15,950.00
From our January 2006 auction:
United States
1880 American Bank Note Co., 2c brown, Special Printing, less than 50 available (193, cat.$17,500)
Price Realized: $15,950.00
From our May 2015 auction:
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika
1922-27 George V, £10 green and black
Price Realized: $15,525.00
From our November 2009 auction:
Russia
1933 Baku Commissars, cplt set of sheet margin blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f., rare in blocks
Price Realized: $15,525.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Russia
1922 45r single and block of six, lower right stamp the "broken tail" variety, used with pair of 100,000r/250r surcharges on back of large part of a registered cover from Moscow (29.11.22) to Berlin (Charlottenburg)
Price Realized: $15,525.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
1920 2c on 2c carmine on oriental buff, the unique unused entire, 227x101mm (U466C)
Price Realized: $15,525.00
From our October 2006 auction:
United States - West Haven Collection
1901 1c Pan American, center inverted, v.f., 2006 PFC (294a, cat. $11,000)
Price Realized: $15,525.00
From our November 2006 auction:
Trieste Zone A
1954 25L rose carmine, unissued Pinocchio, perforated "Saggio" (Specimen), n.h., v.f., signed Bush, with Raybaudi cert.
Price Realized: $15,525.00
From our September 2005 auction:
Anguilla
1967 Independent Anguilla, complete set, Holcombe cert. (SG 1-16, cat. £9,000)
Price Realized: $15,400.00
From our January 2005 auction:
New Britain
1914 5sh on 5m, G.R.I., second setting, possibly unique "heavy S" variety, with Holcombe cert. (29C, £17,000)
Price Realized: $15,400.00
From our July 2007 auction:
Great Britain
1840 1p black, plate 5, lettered "A-K", full original gum, Brandon cert.
Price Realized: $14,950.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1858 30k carmine and green, thin paper, unused with full original gum, never hinged (Scott 4)
Price Realized: $14,950.00
From our January 2008 auction:
Russia
1858 10k brown and blue, thick paper, original gum (Scott 2)
Price Realized: $14,950.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Mongolia
1928 (30.10) registered cover (opened for display) from Murin to Jabholanto, franked on back with pair of 40m
Price Realized: $14,950.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Togo (British Occupation)
1914 2m blue, overprint inverted, l.h., with Holcombe cert. £10,000
Price Realized: $14,850.00
From our September 2008 auction:
France
1859 Postage Dues, 10c black, full original gum, Calves cert. (J1)
Price Realized: $14,375.00
From our November 2006 auction:
Russia
1883-84 Posthorns without thunderbolts, imperforate plate proofs on gummed paper
Price Realized: $14,375.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Mafia Island
1915 6c on 7 1/2 carmine, overprint double, one of only five, Holcombe cert.
Price Realized: $13,800.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Ecuador
1928 Surcharged "75 Cts" on 15c carmine, unused without gum
Price Realized: $13,800.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1959 40th Anniversary of the Soviet Circus, 60k red and blue, prepared but never issued (for political reasons
Price Realized: $13,800.00
From our March 2009 auction:
Batum
1919 35k on 4k dull red, well centered, unused without gum
Price Realized: $13,800.00
From our July 2013 auction:
German WWII Occupation of Denmark
1944 Danish Legion, the Schalburg Corps 0 Ore and undenominated value in se-tenant complete sheet of ten
Price Realized: $13,800.00
From our May 2005 auction:
Finland Air Post
1930 10m "Zeppelin 1830" instead of 1930, used on commercial cover, with Gummesson cert.
Price Realized: $13,750.00
From our May 2006 auction:
France
1849 1fr "vermilion vif", von der Weid cert. (YT 7, cat.&;euro; 25,000)
Price Realized: $13,750.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Russian Consular Post
1922 2m on 3r (instead of 2.25r), double error with "germ" inverted (Mi.1FK), Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $13,750.00
From our November 2006 auction:
Hawaii - ABN Archives
1882 2c black, postal card, uncut horizontal pair, card mounted, with penciled "Order Nov 1881" at upper right, v.f., extremely rare
Price Realized: $13,225.00
From our October 2006 auction:
Confederate States - West Haven Collection
Goliad, Texas Provisional, 5c black, 2006 PFC (29X1, cat. $7,000)
Price Realized: $13,225.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Russia
1889 4k rose, horizontally laid paper, double impression, used, fine example of this tremendous rarity, ex-Worthington
Price Realized: $13,225.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Mongolia
1905 (21.4) registered cover (opened for display) from Urga to Austria, franked on both sides with the Russian War Orphan stamps
Price Realized: $13,225.00
From our December 2010 auction:
German East Africa
1905-16 1r red watermarked, July 1916 "Kilossa" cancel (Scott 39)
Price Realized: $13,225.00
From our January 2014 auction:
Lithuania
1932 (November 14) Darius-Girenas Memorial overprinted Issue, set of five blocks of four
Price Realized: $13,225.00
From our March 2006 auction:
United States
1893 4c blue, error of color (233a, cat. $18,500)
Price Realized: $13,200.00
From our March 2006 auction:
Great Britain
1885 £1 I.R. Official, watermarked Crowns (SG O11, £ 32,000)
Price Realized: $13,200.00
From our October 2006 auction:
United States - West Haven Collection
1847 5c red brown and 10c black used in combination on piece, 2006 PFC
Price Realized: $12,705.00
From our January 2007 auction:
United States
1847 10c black, unused without gum, PSE cert.
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our March 2007 auction:
German Occupation of Generalgouvernment
1943 unissued "Panjewagon", 12gr green, n.h. (€14,000)
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our September 2007 auction:
Russia
1933 Baku Commission, blocks of four
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Colombian Air Post
1922 C7 on Cover, ex-Boonshaft
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Colombian Air Post
The American Woolen Company Cover
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our July 2009 auction:
Albania
1913 25pi "russian green", black handstamp inverted, used on small piece
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Soviet Union
1979 International Children's Year, 4k imperforate sheet margin single, n.h.
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our January 2009 auction:
Hamburg
1859 9s yellow, two singles, both with margins all around and showing parts of adjoining stamps at sides, tied by bar cancels on FL, paying the 18s rate on FL to New York, rare usage on cover (Scott 7)
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our October 2008 auction:
Russia
1936 Pioneers, 15k blue, perf.14, unaccepted original design of Pioneer Salute
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our September 2008 auction:
German Offices in China
1900 Tientsin Issue, 50pf purple and black, original gum
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our July 2013 auction:
Switzerland
Zurich 1846 4r black, Red Horizontal Lines, black Rosette cancel of Winterthur
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our October 2004 auction:
Poland
1919 6h deep orange, overprint inverted, pos. 14, thin "z", Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $12,650.00
From our May 2013 auction:
Poland
1919 Krakow Issue, 25h blue, position IIB-7, damaged CZT in Poczta, never hinged and post office fresh,
Price Realized: $12,075.00
From our March 2009 auction:
United States
1901 4c deep red brown and black, center inverted, PSE certificate
Price Realized: $12,075.00
From our May 2007 auction:
Germany
1901 3pf on right half of 5pf green, Vineta Provisional, lightly hinged, cat. €13,000
Price Realized: $12,075.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1858 30k carmine & green, thin paper, unused with original gum, (#4)
Price Realized: $12,075.00
From our October 2006 auction:
United States - West Haven Collection
Postage Dues, 1914 50c carmine lake, 2006 PFC (J58, cat. $17,500)
Price Realized: $12,075.00
From our September 2006 auction:
Togo
1914 Anglo-French Occupation, 50pf black and purple, 3mm spacing (Scott. 42)
Price Realized: $12,075.00
From our September 2006 auction:
Great Britain
1891 £1 green, never hinged marginal single in pristine condition (cat. £4,750)
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our March 2007 auction:
St. Pierre & Miquelon
1885 25c on 1fr olive, type I, unused (#7, & euro;15,000)
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our January 2007 auction:
United States
1869 24c green & violet, Center Inverted, PFC
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our October 2006 auction:
Hawaii - West Haven Collection
1857 5c on 13c Provisional, sound, 2006 PFC (7, cat. $6,750)
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our July 2007 auction:
Togo
1915 10c carmine, overprint inverted, less than 25 recorded, Holcombe cert. (YT 25a, Sc.166a, cat. €20,000)
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Iran
1909 Coat of Arms, complete set in blocks of four (Scott 448-463)
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our March 2009 auction:
Guam
1900 Special Printing, complete set in horizontal pairs
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our November 2008 auction:
Cilicia
1920 handstamped "Poste Par Avion" on 2pi on 15c and 5pi on 40c, set of two, less than 20 sets exist
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our September 2008 auction:
Batum
1919 35k on 4k Romanov, well centered, unused with part original gum
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Soviet Union
1938 Trans-Polar Flight, 10k variety imperf. at top, very lightly cancelled, v.f. and extremely rare
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Switzerland
1845 10c (5c+5c) black, yellow and green, so-called "Double Geneva" se-tenant horizontal pair, red rosette cancel
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
1884 2c brown on blue (UPSS 757), cut square, 44x44mm, blue 1884 town cancel
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our October 2009 auction:
U.S. Postal Stationery
1887 2c green on blue, Die 87 (UPSS 920) cut square (U308)
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our April 2009 auction:
France
1939 Red Cross, 90c+35c unissued ultramarine and red (the stamp was issued in green, blue and red)
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our December 2010 auction:
German East Africa
1895 Kisaki, 5 Pesa/10pf stationery card
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our January 2014 auction:
India
1854 4a red and blue, 3rd Printing, Head II, Frame I, Jatia Stone "Z", horizontal pair,
Price Realized: $11,500.00
From our July 2005 auction:
Russian Air Post
1935 Levanevsky surcharge, used on flown cover, with Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $11,000.00
From our March 2006 auction:
Poland
1919 25h blue, damaged "CZT", n.h., Mikulski cert.
Price Realized: $11,000.00
From our September 2006 auction:
Russia
1959 Battle of Poltava, unissued 40k
Price Realized: $10,925.00
From our July 2006 auction:
Rhodesia
1910 £1 Error of Color
Price Realized: $10,925.00
From our May 2007 auction:
German Occupation of Zara
1943 50c violet with "warship" label, double overprint type II, only 7 recorded, Krischke cert., cat. €15000
Price Realized: $10,925.00
From our March 2007 auction:
Russia
1858 20k blue & orange, thick paper, unused with full original (#3)
Price Realized: $10,925.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Switzerland
Zurich, 1846 4r black, Red Horizontal Lines,type 5, unused with full original gum, ex-Ferrari
Price Realized: $10,925.00
From our June 2009 auction:
Newfoundland
Hawker, 3c brown, used
Price Realized: $10,925.00
From our May 2019 auction:
Western Australia
1879 Swan, 2p mauve, the celebrated Error of Color (printed in the color of 6p),
Price Realized: $10,925.00
From our July 2008 auction:
New Britain
1914 G.R.I. Overprints, 5sh on 5m slate and carmine, 4mm spacing
Price Realized: $10,580.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Samoa
1914 G.R.I. Surcharge, "Shilling" instead of "Shiliings" variety (SG 111,cat.£10,000)
Price Realized: $10,450.00
From our March 2006 auction:
Italy
1951 20L Barbus Impermeabili (&euro14,000)
Price Realized: $10,450.00
From our May 2006 auction:
Germany
1901 Vineta Provisional on unaddressed cover (Mi.A1, cat. € 10,000)
Price Realized: $10,450.00
From our July 2005 auction:
United States
1875 Special Printing, 1c ultramarine (Scott 167, $12,500)
Price Realized: $10,450.00
From our November 2006 auction:
Russian Air Post
1932 Polar Year, 50k carmine, perf. 101/2x12, v.f. (C34b)
Price Realized: $10,350.00
From our January 2009 auction:
St. Thomas & Prince
1869-75 Portuguese Crown, 100r gray lilac, tied by a boxed hs on cover to Lisbon, oval "Provincias Ultramarinas" 29.7.77 departure on back, little toning, fine and possibly the only known 100r on cover
Price Realized: $10,350.00
From our May 2006 auction:
British Guiana
1856 4c black, magenta (SG 24, £7,000)
Price Realized: $9,900.00
From our January 2006 auction:
Switzerland
1888 15rp Yellow orange (75a), Rellstab Cert.
Price Realized: $9,900.00
From our September 2005 auction:
Australian Air Post
1919 "Ross Smith", full sheetlet
Price Realized: $9,900.00
From our October 2004 auction:
Poland
1919 10kr black violet, n.h., the finest known
Price Realized: $9,900.00
From our October 2006 auction:
Puerto Rico - West Haven Collection
1898 Ponce Provisional, 2006 PFC (200, cat. $7,500)
Price Realized: $9,775.00
From our March 2008 auction:
German Occupation of Estonia
1941 Otepaa, se-tenant block of four
Price Realized: $9,775.00
From our September 2009 auction:
Russia
1926 (3.8) First flight cover from Verkhneudinsk (Ulan Ude in Buriat Mongolia) to Urga - Ulan Bator (Outer Mongolia) to Harbin, Manchuria (16.8)
Price Realized: $9,775.00
From our September 2004 auction:
United States
1869 24c green & violet, center inverted, sound, with PFC (120b)
Price Realized: $9,350.00
From our June 2009 auction:
China - PRC
1958 8f rose lilac, incorrectly inscribed "5th Congress of World Students' Representatives" instead of "International Students' Union, 5th Congress", unused without gum as issued
Price Realized: $9,200.00
From our September 2009 auction:
India
1852 Scinde Dawk, 1/2a blue, neat "96" lozenge cancel
Price Realized: $9,200.00
From our September 2006 auction:
United States
1893 Columbians, Plate proofs on India, complete set
Price Realized: $9,200.00
From our November 2007 auction:
Labuan
1901 8c Postage Dues, center inverted, one of 40 known
Price Realized: $9,200.00
From our July 2008 auction:
Central Lithuania
1920 4m on 10sk carmine, block of four, unique on cover
Price Realized: $8,337.00
From our September 2005 auction:
Great Britain Officials
1840 1p "VR", sound example, Diena cert. (SG V1, cat. £10,000)
Price Realized: $8,250.00
From our September 2006 auction:
France
1863 5fr Empire, imperf. Sheet margin single
Price Realized: $8,050.00
From our November 2006 auction:
United States
1851 1c blue, type 1a (6, cat. $12,000)
Price Realized: $8,050.00
From our December 2015 auction:
Ireland
1922 1sh bistre brown, right sheet margin vertical strip of three, center stamp error "accent missing"
Price Realized: $7,187.00
From our June 2004 auction:
Poland
1956 20g Olympics, center inverted, less than 20 known
Price Realized: $7,150.00
From our May 2007 auction:
German States - Saxony
Price Realized: $6,612.00
From our October 2009 auction:
Witu Protectorate
1889 issues complete, 97 different, mostly unused
Price Realized: $5,462.00