August 06, 2017 07:00 AMFrench, Russian rarities sprinkled all across recent sale from David Feldman An exhibit collection of the postal history of the Trans-Siberian railroad, which in the early 1900s connected the European part of imperial Russia with its farthest-flung parts on the Pacific coast, was among many large lots also sold.
July 29, 2017 07:00 PMBritish Commonwealth and more headline Aug. 19-20 Rasdale auction in Chicago The United States stamps in the Sunday auction session include many classic and later issues, along with airmails (including unused Zeppelins in sets and singles) and a few other back-of-the-book items.
July 15, 2017 09:00 AMHarmer-Schau presents four-day auction at APS Stampshow in Richmond, Va. Among the hundreds of U.S. stamp and postal history items is a rare top imprint plate block of four of the 1898 $2 orange-brown Mississippi River Bridge stamp from the Trans-Mississippi commemorative issue.
June 20, 2017 09:00 AMAPS donates half a million stamps; Regency-Superior demise causes heartache If cutting and pasting stamps to create collages exposes children to stamps and teaches them a profound history lesson, a few thousand stamps might be a small price to pay for introducing children to stamps.
June 04, 2017 09:00 AMOldest-known letter posted through the mails from Florida shines at Siegel sale The letter traveled by ship via Philadelphia. A manuscript “Sh. 6” indicates that postage of 6 pence was collected — 2p for the ship passage and 4p for the overland trip to its destination in Norfolk
June 03, 2017 08:00 AMVintage 1939 Baseball Centennial die proof hits home run at May 12 Harmers auction Among the notable philatelic forgeries in the sale, a cover bearing an 1847 5¢ Franklin (Scott 1), tied by fake “Steamer 5” cancels, sold for $318, while a cover with an 1847 10¢ Washington (2) and fake “Hunstville Ala.” and “10” in a circle of stars cancels brought $737.