May 09, 2017 07:00 PMPrivate 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 01, 2017 09:00 AMWhat 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 29, 2017 07:00 PMWhat 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 25, 2017 09:00 AMPan-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 AMTreasures 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.