October 15, 2016 02:51 PM

Rare Chinese overprint stamp headlines Kelleher sale

The unused stamp has its original gum and is described as displaying rich vivid colors, and as one of only 52 examples issued.

October 07, 2016 01:00 PM

Only known top-grade example of blue Franklin stamp in Bennett auction

A characteristic of many of the stamps in the upcoming Matthew Bennett auction is top grading.

October 06, 2016 05:00 PM

Baron collections of Canada among Eastern’s latest offerings

The collections include a well-centered mint example of Canada’s most famous stamp error, the 1959 5¢ St. Lawrence Seaway with inverted center.

October 04, 2016 02:00 PM

Even after frowned-upon restoration, iconic classic tops $30,000 at Siegel sale

An iconic classic, even with restoration work, sold for more than $30,000 at Siegel's Sept. 14 sale.

October 04, 2016 09:00 AM

U.S. Official stamps featuring famous typo sold by Siegel

The second part of Grant Inman’s U.S. collection, featuring Officials, offered some famous gems, including a long run of “Specimen” overprints with an obvious typographical error.

October 04, 2016 09:00 AM

Stamps from two of India’s feudatory states sold by Stanley Gibbons

Jammu and Kashmir were among the Indian states that issued their own stamps, beginning in 1866.

October 03, 2016 09:00 AM

What one of three known Penny-Black-franked India covers sold for at Cavendish auction

The auction firm said this one was “recently discovered by a Cavendish describer in an old-time stamp collection.”

October 02, 2016 07:00 PM

Classic U.S. issues missing usual anti-fraud device highlighted recent Kelleher auction

Grills were experimental, waffle-like impressions of various sizes, pressed into U.S. stamps during the production process, as part of an effort to combat the fraudulent cleaning and reuse of stamps.

October 02, 2016 02:00 PM

Which early stamp of India sold for $51,200 at Spink sale?

A light crease hardly detracts from the beauty and rarity of the stamp, which once resided in the famous collection of Maurice Burrus. It went for triple its presale estimate.

October 01, 2016 02:00 PM

New Zealand’s first stamp tops $10,000 in Status International sale

The design for New Zealand featured a likeness of Queen Victoria based on a full-length portrait by the Swiss painter Alfred Edward Chalon, done at the time of the queen’s ascension to the throne in 1837.

September 27, 2016 09:00 AM

Schwarzenbach auction in Zurich includes popular Swiss cantonals

While very strong in Switzerland, the auction also features Germany, and other European and worldwide material.

September 26, 2016 09:00 AM

Upcoming H.R. Harmer sale: What are the top lots?

The 3,012th sale by the California auction firm H.R. Harmer will take place Oct. 13-15 with a notably diverse selection of United States and worldwide individual lots and collections.

September 25, 2016 07:00 PM

Gaertner’s October auction caps a decade of growth for the auction house

In the decade since its first sale in 2006, the company has grown by acquiring other auction firms, while the size of Gaertner’s sales, which happen three or four times a year, has also mushroomed.

September 17, 2016 02:00 PM

Trio of collections to cross Siegel auction block Oct. 5-6

Robert A. Siegel Auctions of New York City will conduct three distinct sales Oct. 5-6 in the firm’s galleries on the fourth floor at 60 E. 56th St.

September 11, 2016 02:00 PM

Postiljonen offering Scandinavian classics in upcoming sale

Featured in these sales are items from three important collections: the Wolfgang Weigel large gold medal collection of classic Denmark, the Gummesson grand prix d’honneur collection of Finland (part 1), and the Indridi Palsson large gold medal collection of classic Iceland (part 2).

September 09, 2016 05:00 PM

Rare Banknote stamps, Legends of Hollywood error pane highlight Regency-Superior auction

An 1870 90¢ large Banknote stamp picturing Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and featuring “full, fresh original gum” that has been “lightly hinged” is estimated at $20,000.

September 09, 2016 09:49 AM

Rare Australian error brings big price, USPS funding TV show: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, a number of major enhancements to the 2017 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog were announced.

September 05, 2016 08:00 AM

Scarce Australian error stamp tops Harmers International auction

The 1917 “Roo” stamp with the “1” missing from the fraction in the 2½-penny value tablet is one of 15 known examples.

September 04, 2016 07:00 PM

OSS Hitler propaganda sheet brings $17,250 at Harmer-Schau sale

Also sold was a used example of the withdrawn PRC Entire Nation Is Red stamp of 1968.

September 04, 2016 02:00 PM

Items spotlighting obscure World War II conflicts highlight Cherrystone sale

The region that today makes up Libya was historically three territories: Tripolitania, Cyrencia and Fezzan. The first two places have familiar stamp histories, but the latter is less well-known.