If you wish to participate in our floor auctions, but cannot be there in person, we recommend bidding live via the internet through CherrystoneLIVE. If you cannot be present in person or online, Cherrystone will represent you by executing your written, absentee bids (see Ways to Bid). There are also a number of Auction Agents who can act on your behalf.
Everything you need to know about participating in our auctions is described on this page. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your interest in Cherrystone Auctions!
Ways to Bid
- Live during the floor auction at our galleries: 119 West 57th Street, Suite 316, New York, NY 10019
- Live during the floor auction via CherrystoneLIVE
- Pre-bid by browsing our online auction catalogue
- Pre-bid by using our online bid form
- Pre-bid by emailing your bids to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pre-bid by faxing your bids to (212) 977-8653
- Pre-bid by phoning your bids to (212) 977-7734
Your bids are strictly confidential, and the placing of a bid shall constitute acceptance of our terms of sale. Please note that bids significantly lower than our estimates will not be considered.
All payments at Cherrystone Auctions are in U.S. Dollars. Cherrystone accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Credit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge. You may submit your credit card information securely at www.cherrystoneauctions.com/pay.
Payments may also be made in cash, by money order or by checks drawn on U.S. banks. Please do not send double-endorsed or third-party checks.
We ship all lots by FedEx. Please provide a street address and phone number for FedEx delivery. Additional charges may apply for bulky lots and/or additional insurance.
- Shipping within the U.S. is $18.00
- Shipping to all foreign destinations ranges from $30.00 - $50.00
|Up to $100||$5.00|
|$100 - $290||$10.00|
|$300 - $675||$25.00|
|$700 - $950||$50.00|
|$1,000 - $2,900||$100.00|
|$3,000 - $6,750||$250.00|
|$7,000 - $19,500||$500.00|
|$20,000 - $29,000||$1,000.00|
|$30,000 - $72,500||$2,500.00|
|$75,000 - $95,000||$5,000.00|
|$100,000 - $290,000||$10,000.00|
Superb — A state of absolute perfection. Thus, this term is rarely applied.
Fine (F) — Somewhat off centered, but perfs clear design. Fairly light postmark when used.
Very Fine (V.F.) — Well centered, lightly cancelled when used.
Very Good (V.G.) — Off centered, perforations cut into design. Nevertheless, sound and free from any defects unless otherwise noted.
u — used
* — unused, with original gum, hinged
** — unused, with original hum, never hinged, post office condition
(*) — unused, without gum, or that gum is not original
— a block of four, or a large multiple
— cover, card, or entire
— booklet or booklet pane
FL — folded letter
ppc — picture post card
pc — post card
hs — handstamp
£ — price in Pounds Sterling
¥ — price in Japanese Yen
€ — price in Euros
T, B, L, R — top, bottom, left, right
P — proof
E — essay
R — reprint
S — specimen
n.h. — never hinged
l.h. — lightly hinged
h.r. — hinged remnant
var. — variety
o.g. — original gum
Mi — Michel catalogue
Zu — Zumstein catalogue
S.G. — Stanley Gibbons catalogue
ANK — Austrian Netto catalogue
NVPH — Dutch Specialized catalogue
SASS — Sassone Italian catalogue
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