Michael Rogers’ public auction No. 136 will take place in association with the upcoming American Stamp Dealers Association’s Winter Postage Stamp Show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The show is Feb. 14-16 at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. The 600-lot auction will take place at the same location on the evening of Feb. 15.
Rogers’ auctions regularly include material from China and Asia, and this sale is no exception.
From Imperial China, the sale offers an unused example of the 1882 5-candareen orange-yellow Large Dragon stamp (Scott 6).
The stamp is described by the auctioneer as completely sound, having large margins and original gum. On the stamp’s reverse is what is described as “an exceptional complete offset” showing a mirror image of the stamp design.
The stamp, one of the key items among the 19th-century China issues, is offered with a presale estimate of $18,000.
The auction also includes a selection of unused typgraphed Shanghai stamps from the 1865-66 issue, plus items from the People’s Republic of China and other areas of Asia.
The firm’s U.S. material includes a set of three of the 1930 Graf Zeppelin airmail issue (Scott C13-C15), described as having very-fine centering with lightly hinged original gum. The set is offered with an estimate of $700.
An interesting horizontal margin pair of the 1868 3¢ rose George Washington stamp with E grill (Scott 88) is available. The bottom margin includes a partial imprint with plate No. 52, offered with an estimate of $1,200.
The auction’s selection of worldwide stamps includes a set of three 1933 Hopflug Italia airmails from Iceland with denominations of 1 krona, 5kr and 10kr (Scott C12-C14).
According to the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940, the set marks the visit of the Italian Flying Armada en route from Rome to Chicago. The stamps could be used for the payment of the charges on postal matter sent from Iceland to the United States via the Italian seaplanes.
The stamps are each described as having hinge remnants or as lightly hinged, and accompanied by a photo of an American Philatelic Expertizing Service certificate. The set is offered with an estimate of $1,000.
Along with worldwide stamps and postal history, the auction includes a variety of collections and accumulations.
Lots can be viewed on the firm’s website at www.michaelrogersinc.com/auction.
Additional information is available from Michael Rogers Inc., 415 S. Orlando Ave., Suite 4-1, Winter Park, FL 32789-3683; or by phone at 800-843-3751.
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Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman talks about the recovery of a block of three 1845 5¢ New York Postmaster’s Provisional stamps taken in an infamous 1977 stamp heist.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses current events that relate to the stamp hobby, including the relocation of a stamp show in Sweden due to the Syrian refugee crises, and new stamps honoring Pope Francis and the British monarchy.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke talks about a record fifth win for wildlife artist Joseph Hautman in the federal duck stamp art contest, and see the painting that will appear on next year’s federal duck stamp
Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz questions Bolivia’s choice for the design of a 2013 stamp honoring the country’s efforts to protect its migrants in foreign lands.
It is always a treat to get to see stamp dealers’ own collections.
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