April 28, 2017 09:00 PM

The trio of classic Queen Victoria covers headlining Cavendish’s London sale

Cavendish served up some marvelous Queen Victoria covers during its March auction in London, including one sent against the backdrop of the Crimean War.

April 27, 2017 01:00 PM

Gem U.S. 1852 combo cover sells for $455 in Auction Galleries Hamburg sale

Seeking out U.S. items overseas can be especially rewarding, because the competition tends to be less intense, and therefore the bidding is lower.

April 25, 2017 09:00 AM

Pan-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 AM

Treasures 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.

April 17, 2017 01:30 PM

Rare 1858 5¢ Jefferson highlights May 2-4 Kelleher sale

Worldwide stamps and postal history, including Great Britain and the British Commonwealth, are featured on the first day of the three-day auction.

April 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Harmers International May 12 auction in New York City

Oftentimes, such forgeries begin with a genuine stamp on a genuine cover, to which some artful enhancement has been made. Example of each will be offered.

April 12, 2017 07:00 PM

Previewing Cherrystone’s next auction of U.S. and worldwide stamps and covers

Cherrystone's two-day sale will begin April 25. An array of stamps will be available, including an 1875 15¢ black Abraham Lincoln stamp.

April 12, 2017 04:49 PM

WATCH: Charles F. Shreve previews the Siegel Auction 1152 - Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Robert A. Siegel International Auction Galleries' Sale 1152 features an advanced worldwide estate collection cataloguing millions of dollars.

April 11, 2017 08:00 AM

The important U.S. stamp rarities in Rumsey’s Westpex auction

A key item among the U.S. stamp offerings is the rare 1923 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamp created from rotary sheet waste, perforated gauge 11.

April 10, 2017 08:00 AM

Double Geneva, British rarities among upcoming Siegel offerings

The sale will begin in New York on Tuesday, April 25, and features several rarities of Britain from a variety of time periods.

April 04, 2017 09:00 AM

Cherrystone boasts more strong Russian material in latest auction

The Feb. 28-March 1 sale in New York showcased Cherrystone’s traditional strength in Russian-area material.

April 03, 2017 09:00 AM

Not an invert, but 24¢ Curtiss Jenny airmail stamp still sells high at Schuyler Rumsey sale

A spectacular example of the first U.S. airmail stamp, the 24¢ Curtiss Jenny of 1918, went for $9,775.

April 03, 2017 08:00 AM

Slew of eye-catching U.S. stamp rarities sold during March 1-2 Siegel sale

The sale offered a plethora of eye candy — beautiful designs, rich colors, and large margins — as well as some interesting lesser-seen items.

April 02, 2017 01:00 PM

11-country composite proof stamp sheet highlights Eastern auction

The sheet was produced as a sales promotion, used by American Bank Note Co. to show off the firm's capabilities.

April 01, 2017 07:00 PM

Rare Australian postage due stamp leads Mossgreen auction

Interestingly, the postage dues were the very first stamps issued by Australia as a unified country, in 1902.

April 01, 2017 09:00 AM

Rare Confederate cover brings $31,860 at Siegel auction

A rare patriotic cover from Tennessee was the standout Confederate States item to cross the auction block at Siegel's March 3 sale.

March 31, 2017 04:00 PM

New Zealand stamp marking canceled 1949 royal visit tops $47,000 in Mowbray sale

Every stamp, they say, tells a story. The most intriguing stories are often told by stamps that never saw the light of day.

March 30, 2017 09:00 PM

Rare 19th-century U.S. provisional overprints highlight Siegel’s Inman sale

Many collectors have come across 1¢ and 2¢ stamps from the 1890s bearing the large initials “I.R.” A few, however, are scarce.

March 30, 2017 03:00 PM

Unique unused Australian error stamp in Spink sale expected to top $18,000

The only other known example of this particular error is used on cover, and described by Spink as defective.

March 30, 2017 11:45 AM

Gaertner’s 31,000-lot auction yields $8 million in prices realized

Among the leading items was an early cover from the Indian Ocean colony of Mauritius to Bordeaux, France.