January 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Lovely Cape of Good Hope color error highlights massive Gaertner auction

In the 36th of its trademark gargantuan sales, the auction firm of Christoph Gaertner will be offering a broad range of worldwide philatelic material.

January 06, 2017 08:45 AM

Jenny Invert resurfaces after 99 years, rare 5¢ Lincoln pair highlights auction: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we reported on the sale of an unannounced cardinal forever envelope, and revisited the U.S. stamp subject list leaked three years ago.

January 03, 2017 02:00 PM

Raritan bidders snap up Russian-area cinderellas

One of the more eye-catching lots was an album page containing a splendid set of Russian bicolored playing-card and tobacco license stamps from the 1890s.

January 02, 2017 07:00 PM

Highlights of Cherrystone sale include Brazil ‘Bull’s Eyes’ block

This top margin block, showing an intermediate amount of plate wear and postmarked “Cidade de Nictheroy,” is considered one of the finest known.

January 02, 2017 02:00 PM

No takers for RMS Titanic parcel post slip at Mossgreen sale

The recently discovered parcel post slip was addressed to the “Marconi Operator” on board the famed RMS Titanic, which sank April 15, 1912.

January 01, 2017 05:00 PM

Maresch auction serves up British North America classics

Among the seldom-seen items offered were a couple of stamps from the colonies of British North America that preceded the formation of Canada.

December 31, 2016 05:00 PM

Dec 13-15 Siegel charity sale featured some award-winning donations, compelling Confederate issues

The final day of the sale included a Civil War-era cartoon cachet on a cover sent in 1861 from Rhode Island to Massachusetts.

December 30, 2016 05:00 PM

Kelleher Flagship sale impresses with 19th-century U.S. issues

The auction featured some exceptional examples of 19th- and 20th-century U.S. favorites.

December 30, 2016 03:00 PM

Scarce Egyptian issues shine in recent Feldman sale

Among the worldwide highlights were a number of proof sheetlets and imperforate blocks of Egyptian issues.

December 29, 2016 03:00 PM

A rather unusual item highlighted Stanley Gibbons auction in London

Among the more unusual items was a printed invitation to the ceremonial opening of Egypt’s Port Fouad in 1926.

December 27, 2016 02:00 PM

Rare 5¢ Lincoln pair among highlights at upcoming Harmer-Schau Orcoexpo sale

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries of Petaluma, Calif., will hold a philatelic auction in three sessions during the 42nd annual Orcoexpo in Fullerton, Calif.

December 17, 2016 07:00 PM

1869 30¢ Pictorial invert headlines Cherrystone sale in New York

The auction will offer a range of stamps and postal history from the United States and around the world, with a strong selection of flight covers.

December 09, 2016 03:00 PM

Two Mauritius philatelic treasures each topped $1 million at auction

The long-awaited sale of two philatelic treasures, the Mauritius “Post Office” copper printing plate and the famed Bombay cover, took place Dec. 1.

December 07, 2016 05:00 PM

Priciest lots in Grosvenor’s Great Britain sale should come as no shock

The auction house after the sale said, "Once again the stamp market has failed to panic at a time of worldwide financial uncertainty."

December 06, 2016 05:00 PM

Award-winning airmail collection sold by Regency-Superior

The lots included a 1929 first-flight cover from Rivadavia to Bahia Blanca signed by the pilot (and later children’s book author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

December 06, 2016 02:00 PM

Vaccari sale features cover sent from San Marino to fledgling Kingdom of Italy

Bidding on the neat little cover began at €6,500 and ended at €16,000, or $17,000. Vaccari does not charge a buyer’s fee.

December 06, 2016 09:00 AM

Errors, freaks, and oddities highlight Regency-Superior Chicagopex sale

While some stamp errors can strike the uncommitted as picayune or downright ugly, there is no question that many are breathtaking and noteworthy.

December 05, 2016 05:00 PM

Handwritten letter from Fidel Castro: How much did Siegel sell it for?

The 1958 letter describes recent action and concludes with the words “¡buena suerte!” (good luck!) and his distinctive signature, “FideCastro”.

December 05, 2016 02:00 PM

Large Dragon stamp triples its estimate at Kelleher and Rogers sale

Also offered was a withdrawn set of 1953 People’s Republic of China stamps honoring the 35th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution.

December 05, 2016 09:00 AM

What an ‘impossible to improve upon’ 1851 1¢ Franklin sold for at Bennett auction

It was awarded a grade of 100 jumbo by Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) in 2008, the only example to attain that top grade.