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.