May 23, 2017 07:00 PM

British North America classics, postal history in June 17 Eastern Auctions sale

The public auction also features the Hugh Westgate collection of British Columbia, and specialized items of Canada’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee issue.

May 14, 2017 02:00 PM

H.R. Harmer to auction signed Farley gift sheets

Additional lots bring together groupings of imperforate commemorative singles, margin blocks and more, including material from the collections of Harold L. Ickes and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

May 12, 2017 09:44 AM

Regency-Superior closes its doors, market tips dominate: Week’s Most Read

Henry Gitner and Rick Miller shared plenty of tips for collectors this week. We also dive into the political past of Bolivia.

May 09, 2017 07:00 PM

Private courier post blocks in May 26-27 Kelleher and Rogers auction in Hong Kong

The upcoming sale from Kelleher and Rogers Fine Asian Auctions offers single stamps, sets, collections, and postal history from China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries, including material from the Norman Jacobs collection of South East Asia.

May 05, 2017 07:00 PM

A storied philatelic era comes to an end: Regency-Superior closes its doors

“It is with great sadness that I must retire from this industry that has brought me such joy over the years,” Kols said.

May 02, 2017 02:00 PM

The subtle feature that drove Thuringia sheet past $22,000 at Schlegel auction

The imperforate souvenir sheet issued in 1946 shows Schiller, Goethe, Liszt, Wieland, and the German National Theater in Weimar.

May 02, 2017 08:00 AM

The rare 1923 Benjamin Franklin stamp headlining May 20-21 Rasdale auction

The rare 1¢ green Franklin stamp is postally used. The Rasdale auction also includes other U.S. and worldwide stamps, postal history, and collections.

May 01, 2017 09:00 AM

What attracted Stanley Gibbons bidders to this Malta John F. Kennedy stamp?

After Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, countries around the world paid homage to him with stamps in his memory. Some featured the same famous photograph of Kennedy looking upward, taken by Ted Spiegel, that was recently used by the U.S. Postal Service on a forever stamp marking the centennial of Kennedy’s birth (Scott 5175).

April 30, 2017 02:00 PM

North Borneo stamp issued under Japanese occupation tops $9,000 in Raritan sale

The stamp is a scarce survivor of Japan’s World War II occupation of the British colony of North Borneo, now part of Malaysia.

April 29, 2017 07:00 PM

What a pair of rare China covers sold for at Interasia Hong Kong auction

By treaty with China, Britain was able to operate in sovereign fashion out of several ports on China’s coast and rivers. Each of these so-called treaty ports had its own post office and postal markings. The first British postmark used in Shanghai consisted of a large crown in a circle, surrounded by the words “Shanghae Post Office/Paid”.

April 29, 2017 08:00 AM

United States 3¢ 1851-57 plate studies shine at Fusco sale

Three cents was the basic domestic letter rate beginning in 1851, so the 1851-57 3¢ Washington stamp, in both imperforate and perforated versions, served as the postal workhorse for the better part of a decade.

April 28, 2017 09:00 PM

The trio of classic Queen Victoria covers headlining Cavendish’s London sale

Cavendish served up some marvelous Queen Victoria covers during its March auction in London, including one sent against the backdrop of the Crimean War.

April 27, 2017 01:00 PM

Gem U.S. 1852 combo cover sells for $455 in Auction Galleries Hamburg sale

Seeking out U.S. items overseas can be especially rewarding, because the competition tends to be less intense, and therefore the bidding is lower.

April 25, 2017 09:00 AM

Pan-American invert among eye-catching stamps in Harmer-Schau’s Pipex sale

The auction consists of 762 lots from 51 owners. A top item among the U.S. offerings is a sound unused example of the 1901 1¢ green and black Pan-American Fast Lake Navigation stamp with center inverted (Scott 294a).

April 24, 2017 09:00 AM

Treasures up for sale during six Robert Siegel auctions include Position 76 Jenny Invert

The other five sales in this series will offer the Deane R. Briggs collection of Florida in the Civil War, U.S. and Confederate States postal history, the Steven Walske collection of North American blockade run mail and French royal packet mail, U.S. stamps, and the Vaquero collection of U.S. essays and proofs.

April 17, 2017 01:30 PM

Rare 1858 5¢ Jefferson highlights May 2-4 Kelleher sale

Worldwide stamps and postal history, including Great Britain and the British Commonwealth, are featured on the first day of the three-day auction.

April 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Harmers International May 12 auction in New York City

Oftentimes, such forgeries begin with a genuine stamp on a genuine cover, to which some artful enhancement has been made. Example of each will be offered.

April 12, 2017 07:00 PM

Previewing Cherrystone’s next auction of U.S. and worldwide stamps and covers

Cherrystone's two-day sale will begin April 25. An array of stamps will be available, including an 1875 15¢ black Abraham Lincoln stamp.

April 12, 2017 04:49 PM

WATCH: Charles F. Shreve previews the Siegel Auction 1152 - Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Robert A. Siegel International Auction Galleries' Sale 1152 features an advanced worldwide estate collection cataloguing millions of dollars.

April 11, 2017 08:00 AM

The important U.S. stamp rarities in Rumsey’s Westpex auction

A key item among the U.S. stamp offerings is the rare 1923 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamp created from rotary sheet waste, perforated gauge 11.