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Dec 13-15 Siegel charity sale featured some award-winning donations, compelling Confederate issues

December 31, 2016 05:00 PM

The final day of the sale included a Civil War-era cartoon cachet on a cover sent in 1861 from Rhode Island to Massachusetts.

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Kelleher Flagship sale impresses with 19th-century U.S. issues

December 30, 2016 05:00 PM

The auction featured some exceptional examples of 19th- and 20th-century U.S. favorites.

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Scarce Egyptian issues shine in recent Feldman sale

December 30, 2016 03:00 PM

Among the worldwide highlights were a number of proof sheetlets and imperforate blocks of Egyptian issues.

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A rather unusual item highlighted Stanley Gibbons auction in London

December 29, 2016 03:00 PM

Among the more unusual items was a printed invitation to the ceremonial opening of Egypt’s Port Fouad in 1926.

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Rare 5¢ Lincoln pair among highlights at upcoming Harmer-Schau Orcoexpo sale

December 27, 2016 02:00 PM

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries of Petaluma, Calif., will hold a philatelic auction in three sessions during the 42nd annual Orcoexpo in Fullerton, Calif.

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1869 30¢ Pictorial invert headlines Cherrystone sale in New York

December 17, 2016 07:00 PM

The auction will offer a range of stamps and postal history from the United States and around the world, with a strong selection of flight covers.

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Two Mauritius philatelic treasures each topped $1 million at auction

December 09, 2016 03:00 PM

The long-awaited sale of two philatelic treasures, the Mauritius “Post Office” copper printing plate and the famed Bombay cover, took place Dec. 1.

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Priciest lots in Grosvenor’s Great Britain sale should come as no shock

December 07, 2016 05:00 PM

The auction house after the sale said, "Once again the stamp market has failed to panic at a time of worldwide financial uncertainty."

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Award-winning airmail collection sold by Regency-Superior

December 06, 2016 05:00 PM

The lots included a 1929 first-flight cover from Rivadavia to Bahia Blanca signed by the pilot (and later children’s book author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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Vaccari sale features cover sent from San Marino to fledgling Kingdom of Italy

December 06, 2016 02:00 PM

Bidding on the neat little cover began at €6,500 and ended at €16,000, or $17,000. Vaccari does not charge a buyer’s fee.

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Errors, freaks, and oddities highlight Regency-Superior Chicagopex sale

December 06, 2016 09:00 AM

While some stamp errors can strike the uncommitted as picayune or downright ugly, there is no question that many are breathtaking and noteworthy.

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Handwritten letter from Fidel Castro: How much did Siegel sell it for?

December 05, 2016 05:00 PM

The 1958 letter describes recent action and concludes with the words “¡buena suerte!” (good luck!) and his distinctive signature, “FideCastro”.

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Large Dragon stamp triples its estimate at Kelleher and Rogers sale

December 05, 2016 02:00 PM

Also offered was a withdrawn set of 1953 People’s Republic of China stamps honoring the 35th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution.

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What an ‘impossible to improve upon’ 1851 1¢ Franklin sold for at Bennett auction

December 05, 2016 09:00 AM

It was awarded a grade of 100 jumbo by Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) in 2008, the only example to attain that top grade.

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

December 04, 2016 05:00 PM

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.

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

December 04, 2016 08:00 AM

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

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Inverted Jenny tops Siegel sale of Irwin Weinberg collection

December 04, 2016 07:00 AM

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