news1847 Basel Dove cover highlights Oct. 16-17 Schwarzenbach auction in Zurich
September 17, 2015 03:20 PMThe Oct. 16-17 auction from Schwarzenbach Auktion Zurich includes an example of the 1845 2½-rappen Basel Dove stamp used on a folded letter. The Basel Dove is the only stamp issued by the canton of Basel in Switzerland, and it is cherished for its attractive three-color design (it was the first stamp printed in three colors) and its embossed image of the white dove in the center, the first stamp worldwide to depict a bird.
newsWide range of material at Regency-Superior’s Oct. 3-4 Sescal auction
September 13, 2015 11:43 AMRegency-Superior will conduct its stamps, coins and autographs auction No. 114 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., in Los Angeles. Regency-Superior, the official auctioneer for the show, will offer United States and worldwide single stamps, multiples, covers and large lots, with plate blocks, back of the book material and much more.
newsPostiljonen auction Oct. 1-2 offers classic Scandinavia and worldwide material
September 12, 2015 11:39 AMThe next Postiljonen international auction will take place Oct. 1-2 at the firm’s offices in Malmo, Sweden, offering top Scandinavian classics, along with a selection of worldwide stamps and postal history, larger lots and collections.
newsSam Houston to offer Germany varieties Sept. 19
September 10, 2015 11:39 AMSam Houston Philatelics will offer stamps with scarce varieties from Germany and German colonies in its next public auction on Sept. 19. The sale is being held in conjunction with the Greater Houston Stamp Show, which takes place Sept. 18-20 at the Humble Civic Center in Humble, Texas. The sale also features United States material and the firm’s signature specialty, U.S. duck stamps.
newsMontana postal history in Holabird’s Americana auction
September 10, 2015 11:37 AMThe upcoming public auction by Holabird’s Western Americana Collections is filled with historical objects, including Montana postal history, Hawaii flight covers, express covers, postcards and much more. The first part of the auction is taking place in three sessions from Sept. 25-27. The auction will continue with three additional sessions Oct. 2-4.
blogUnissued Australia King Edward VIII sells for $123,600 at Phoenix Auctions sale
September 03, 2015 10:10 AMThe unique block of six unissued 2-penny King Edward VIII stamps of Australia, whose fascinating origin and provenance were detailed in Linn’s issue dated Oct. 20, 2014, around the time of the block’s sale, has been broken up. The block had lain in the Vestey family’s possession ever since it was fresh off the presses in 1936, when the 1st Baron Vestey received it as a memento from an Australian politician.