December 04, 2016 05:00 PM

Why a block of 2¢ Queen Victoria stamps topped $10K at Eastern sale

The imperforate block (Scott 77e) is believed to be the only one surviving with the plate imprint from the top of the sheet still attached.

December 04, 2016 08:00 AM

The set of Bavarian mint sheets that brought $1.68 million at Gaertner sale

Many of the sheets in the set, which were described as “museum-quality,” were unique or one of just two surviving.

December 04, 2016 07:00 AM

Inverted Jenny tops Siegel sale of Irwin Weinberg collection

Though his days as caretaker of the 1¢ Magenta were behind him, Weinberg's inventory included many other rare and important stamps.

November 23, 2016 07:00 PM

The U.S. stamps that highlight Siegel’s three auctions in three days

The proceeds from the first sale will benefit the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2016 01:00 PM

One-of-a-kind auction showcased the stellar philately of Nova Scotia

The 427-lot Skywalk sale was a showing not likely to be matched in either completeness or quality again in our lifetimes.

November 14, 2016 02:00 PM

1851 1¢ blue Benjamin Franklin stamp carries six-figure estimate into Kelleher sale

The stamp in the Kelleher sale is described as an “extraordinary example of this renowned position, in a quality rarely encountered.”

November 13, 2016 05:00 PM

Two philatelic treasures of Mauritius will be sold by David Feldman

The earliest stamps of Mauritius are among the most legendary philatelic items, and these are two prominent ones.

November 08, 2016 06:00 PM

The high-price lots that topped the recent Zanaria sale

Leading the pack was the famous, rare King Edward VII 6d with an “I.R. Official” overprint for the Inland Revenue department.

November 08, 2016 02:00 PM

Bougainville collection sold by Grosvenor gives philatelic history of Falkland Islands

An impressive pair of bottom-margin imprint blocks from an early Queen Victoria issue told a poignant tale.

November 08, 2016 09:00 AM

The colorful plate proof set that sold at H.R. Harmer’s three-day auction

These mimic the three actual inverted-color errors from the issued 1869 Pictorial set, along with an unissued 90¢ Lincoln invert.

November 07, 2016 07:00 PM

What the two feathers in a folded letter sold by Postiljonen signify

This dramatic embellishment had a clear message. And it bumped the price of the letter up to $4,560.

November 07, 2016 02:00 PM

The classic British rarities that highlighted recent Kelleher sale

An unused, lightly hinged King Edward VII 5d stamp, overprinted “Board of Education” for use by that official department (Scott O70), went for $41,300.

November 07, 2016 09:00 AM

Pan-Am inverts surge past $100,000 level in latest Siegel sale

The Hanover collection of superb U.S. stamps included a trio of classic inverted-center errors.

November 06, 2016 07:00 PM

Noteworthy Washington-Franklin 2¢ carmine-rose stamp highlights Regency-Superior sale

The Sept. 29-Oct. 1 sale was also strong on classics such as postmasters’ provisionals and 19th-century U.S. issues.

November 06, 2016 05:00 PM

What makes a Swiss 5-rappen blue stamp sold by Koehler unusual?

Collectors of Switzerland know that the imperforate Strubels, which were current from 1854 until they were replaced by the similar (perforated) Sitting Helvetia series in 1862, are one of the most complex areas of classic philately.

November 06, 2016 08:00 AM

This U.S. stamp looks ordinary, so why did it top $41,000 at Kelleher’s sale?

The Washington-Franklin series stamp's precise dimensions and perforations reveal it to be something other than ordinary.

November 05, 2016 05:00 PM

Stamps of partitioned Poland highlight Cherrystone auction’s worldwide offerings

With the exception of a solitary stamp issued under Russian dominion in 1860, Poland had no stamps of its own until the end of World War I, at which time the Allies backed its re-emergence as an independent nation.

November 05, 2016 02:00 PM

Stunning block of Washington-Franklin stamps sold by Cherrystone

Read about the notable lots of Cherrystone Auctions' Sept. 20-21 sale of worldwide rare stamps and postal history.

November 05, 2016 07:00 AM

Schuyler Rumsey offers Skywalk collection of Nova Scotia

The collection featured some of the classic rarities and famous postal history items from that British North American colony, which joined Canada in 1867.

October 31, 2016 09:00 AM

Regency-Superior’s Chicagopex auction is expected to top $2 million: What’s for sale?

The sale includes material from the estate of Marvin Frey, who for many years was a leading error stamp dealer.