Stamp Market Insights

Stamp Market Tips: People’s Republic of China China airmail set from 1957-58
People’s Republic of China — The People’s Republic of China hasn’t issued many airmail stamps: just one set of five (Scott C1-C5) on May 1, 1951, and another set of four (C6-C9) in 1957-58. (Read more...)

Cover with $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps sells for $1,051 Cover with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps sells for $1,051
A registered cover franked with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps and mailed in March 1950 from New York City to Denver, Colo., sold March 2 for just north of $1,000. (Read more...)

Stamp Dealer Vignettes: Expertizing process The process of expertizing should be uncomfortable
John Wayne is quoted as saying, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” I certainly don’t feel that I am in the category of the courageous, nor does stamp expertizing scare me to death. H (Read more...)

Second example of once-unique error found, to be auctioned Second example of once-unique error found, to be auctioned
A second example of a once-unique United States stamp error has come to light. (Read more...)

Schuyler Rumsey auction at Westpex stamp show Schuyler Rumsey auction at Westpex show includes Feldman inland waterways collection
Schuyler Rumsey will present a series of auctions April 24-27 at the annual Westpex stamp show. (Read more...)

Spink sale March 13 included British Guiana 4¢ magentas Spink sale March 13 included British Guiana 4¢ magentas, error pair
On March 12, Spink in London offered the Harry Birkhead collection of occupation and siege issues from the Second Anglo-Boer War. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: U.S. Beer revenue stamps U.S. beer revenue stamps popular
United States — Evidently Benjamin Franklin did not actually say or write, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” although he did say something similar about wine. R (Read more...)

Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner sale Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner’s February sale
A multipart sale by Christoph Gaertner near Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 10-14, featured stamps and postal history from around the world. (Read more...)

Confederate postal history in Feb. 26 Siegel auction Confederate postal history in Feb. 26 Siegel auction
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York offered the Benjamin Wishnietsky collection of Confederate States stamps and postal history on Feb. 26, with many items on the market for the first time in decades. (Read more...)

Russian cliche pane error in Cherrystone February auction Russian cliche pane error in Cherrystone February auction
Cherrystone Auctions in New York offered the Igor Gorski specialized collection of Russia Feb. 20. (Read more...)

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