newsClassic U.S. issues missing usual anti-fraud device highlighted recent Kelleher auction
October 02, 2016 07:00 PMGrills were experimental, waffle-like impressions of various sizes, pressed into U.S. stamps during the production process, as part of an effort to combat the fraudulent cleaning and reuse of stamps.
newsNew Zealand’s first stamp tops $10,000 in Status International sale
October 01, 2016 02:00 PMThe design for New Zealand featured a likeness of Queen Victoria based on a full-length portrait by the Swiss painter Alfred Edward Chalon, done at the time of the queen’s ascension to the throne in 1837.
newsGaertner’s October auction caps a decade of growth for the auction house
September 25, 2016 07:00 PMIn the decade since its first sale in 2006, the company has grown by acquiring other auction firms, while the size of Gaertner’s sales, which happen three or four times a year, has also mushroomed.
newsPostiljonen offering Scandinavian classics in upcoming sale
September 11, 2016 02:00 PMFeatured in these sales are items from three important collections: the Wolfgang Weigel large gold medal collection of classic Denmark, the Gummesson grand prix d’honneur collection of Finland (part 1), and the Indridi Palsson large gold medal collection of classic Iceland (part 2).
newsItems spotlighting obscure World War II conflicts highlight Cherrystone sale
September 04, 2016 02:00 PMThe region that today makes up Libya was historically three territories: Tripolitania, Cyrencia and Fezzan. The first two places have familiar stamp histories, but the latter is less well-known.
newsSchuyler Rumsey offers two auctions at Sescal show in Los Angeles
September 03, 2016 07:00 AMSchuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions will participate each day of the show with public auction sessions at the Los Angeles hotel highlighting two distinct sales. The auction of the Skywalk collection of Nova Scotia stamps and postal history will begin at 10 a.m. Friday with 427 individual lots and collections.
newsRemarkable 1884 cover from Beijing to Tokyo highlights Kelleher and Rogers sale
August 01, 2016 07:00 AMThe back of the cover bears a China 5-candareen Large Dragon stamp in chrome yellow on thick paper (Scott 9a). To begin with, this makes the cover exceedingly rare, because only two Large Dragon covers addressed to Japan have survived.
newsJune 22 Siegel sale offers wealth of Confederate, Civil War stamps
July 31, 2016 09:00 AMAfter holding the first part of the Grant Inman sale on June 21, Siegel’s offering of Confederate and Civil War stamps on June 22 included scarce postmasters’ provisionals, as well as some seldom-seen essays for stamps that were never issued.
newsRare vending coil highlights Harmer-Schau’s APS Stampshow auction
July 16, 2016 09:00 AMThe auction offers United States and worldwide stamps and postal history, as well as U.S., worldwide, and foreign country collections. Collectors will find China with People’s Republic, France, Germany, a special delivery exhibit collection including Panama-Pacific small die proofs, other back-of-the-book material, and much more in the Aug. 4-6 auction.
newsLots to look forward to in Regency-Superior’s APS Stampshow sale
July 15, 2016 11:00 AMA half dozen U.S. postmasters’ provisionals are among the first lots to cross the auction block Saturday. Among the more desirable is an 1846 5¢ black Brattleboro, Vt., postmaster’s provisional (Scott 5X1) that Regency-Superior describes as having “ample margins,” including an “extra large top margin.”
newsCover tops $250K at auction, expertizers wrong about color missing error: Week’s Most Read
July 08, 2016 09:30 AMAlso this week, we previewed APS Stampshow in our Monday Morning Brief video, learned about the world's first pictorial postage stamps, and analyzed a $5.74 million auction at World Stamp Show-NY 2016.