March 11, 2017 09:00 PM

The Chinese and Hong Kong rarities headlining the next InterAsia sale

The sale features “a number of important specialized collections representing a broad and deep range of material.”

March 08, 2017 05:00 PM

Kelleher sells 1880 special printing of 15¢ Webster Banknote

A 2¢ Washington-Franklin with compound perforations measuring 12 by 10, of which just 32 are known, was another highlight of the Feb. 21-23 sale.

March 07, 2017 05:00 PM

The top lots in Aldrich’s latest stamp auction

One of the highlights was a used example of the 30¢ Hamilton Banknote issue of 1870, with an “H” grill (Scott 143).

March 06, 2017 07:00 PM

Why a cover from 1881 topped $132,000 in Spink auction

In New York, Spink offered the Robert Van Buren Emmons collection of United States and Hawaii Jan. 24.

March 06, 2017 09:00 AM

Sheet of Canada’s famed Bluenose stamp tops $50,000 at Rasdale auction

The 1929 50¢ stamp featuring the schooner Bluenose is considered by many to be Canada’s most beautiful issue of all time.

March 05, 2017 08:00 AM

Design specs of Jamaican telegraph stamps highlight Grosvenor sale

Jamaica was one of a few British colonies that ordered up special telegraph stamps modeled closely on Britain’s own.

March 04, 2017 09:00 PM

Siegel sale features all sorts of 1918 Curtiss Jenny airmail stamps

An example of the famed Jenny Invert stamp realized $389,400 in the Siegel sale of the Don David Price collection.

March 04, 2017 02:00 PM

What a sheet of Nepal’s first stamp sold for at Spink auction

The remote Himalayan nation issued its first stamps in the 1880s, but Nepalese stamps were only valid in Nepal and India until 1959

March 03, 2017 09:00 PM

Vertical strip of Washington-Franklin stamps tops $165K at Siegel auction

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries’ recently offered the Barry K. Schwartz collection of the U.S. “bluish paper” issues of 1909.

March 03, 2017 01:00 PM

British Guiana collection sold by Spink includes $265,000 ‘Cottonreel’ stamp

British Guiana is famous for Demerara sugar, rum, and several of the world’s rarest postage stamps.

March 03, 2017 10:52 AM

How much a long off-the-grid Jenny Invert sold for at Hindman auction

The Jenny Invert error that made recent headlines when it resurfaced after almost a century in hiding was recently sold by Hindman.

March 02, 2017 05:00 PM

The high-profile U.S. and Canada rarities for sale in Rumsey auction

The Gems sale is filled with United States postal history and classic stamps, including a substantial number of highly graded stamps.

March 01, 2017 05:00 PM

Rare 1927 Libya express mail stamp, one of only two known, at March 20-25 Koehler auction

The 1927 1.25-lira-on-60-centesimo express mail stamp with surcharge in black is among the rarest issues of the Italian colonies in the 20th century.

February 28, 2017 07:00 PM

Machin’s 1966 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II highlights Cavendish auction

The plaster portrait in the sale led to the most reproduced stamp image of all time. How much is it expected to bring?

February 18, 2017 07:00 PM

Bidding begins at €20,000 for German colony rarity in Auction Galleries Hamburg sale

The stamp was part of a cover sent by the German postmaster of Togo to a friend in Freiburg, Germany.

February 14, 2017 02:00 PM

Why an early Russian airmail stamp is estimated to bring $25,000 in Cherrystone sale

Only one sheet of 25 stamps featuring the variety was printed, according to Cherrystone.

February 13, 2017 02:00 PM

Jenny Invert with $450,000 Scott catalog value being offered by Siegel

The stamp is from position 28 on the discovery pane of 100, and has been off the market for more than 65 years.

February 11, 2017 07:00 PM

The notable Australian stamp rarity Mossgreen is offering

The stamp is believed to be only the third known used example. A different example sold in 2013 for $28,750.

February 10, 2017 09:15 AM

Beautiful Canadian stamps sold, worldwide stamp collecting costs analyzed: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we reported on how proposed USPS rules might change computer-vended stamps, and about a longtime CSAC member who recently left the committee.

February 08, 2017 04:00 PM

The rare Asian stamps that highlighted Spink’s Hong Kong sale

The top item was a set of archival full sheets for the stamps of Britain’s Offices in China produced between 1916 and 1927.