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.

February 07, 2017 05:00 PM

The rare inverted-color stamp error that Cherrystone sold for $72,500

Fewer than 50 of this iconic invert are known, and many are either in museum collections or faulty in some way.

February 07, 2017 09:00 AM

A cover from Gambia to Ireland sold for $18,000 at Spink sale

The "extremely rare" cover was franked with a pair of 6d Cameos from the imperforate, unwatermarked first issue.

February 06, 2017 05:00 PM

Example of the elusive 3¢ rose Z-grill stamp stands out at Regency-Superior sale

Like its famous and almost unique sibling, the 1¢ Z-grill, the 3¢ (Scott 85C) had a waffle-like pattern pressed into the stamp.

February 06, 2017 09:00 AM

Award-winning Gambia stamp collection sold by Cavendish

Eli S. Leibowitz's collection began after a dealer offered him an album containing a modest collection of Gambia’s unusual Cameo issues.

February 03, 2017 03:00 PM

Eastern Auctions sale offers unusual trade sample proof sheet

The sheet is one of many attractive proofs presented in this sale, particularly in the Canada provinces section.

February 03, 2017 01:00 PM

Classic 1875 reissue of classic 1862 stamp highlights Harmer-Schau sale

In preparation for the Centennial celebrations, the United States Post Office Department decided to reissue all postage stamps issued up to that date.

January 31, 2017 09:00 AM

Sheet of arguably the most beautiful Canadian stamp for sale from Rasdale

This classic engraved stamp showing two views of the schooner Bluenose is considered one of the most attractive stamps in the world.

January 21, 2017 07:00 PM

Long-absent Jenny Invert: When and where Hindman is selling it

Absent from public view for almost a century, the whereabouts of this stamp were unknown until it was brought to light Jan. 3.

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.