Cherrystone Auctions of New York City is holding three sales between Dec. 1 and Dec. 3, 2015, offering United States and worldwide stamps and covers, the John Pedneault collection of Ireland, and specialized Brazil from 1843 to 1893.
View the auction catalogues for all five sessions:
|U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers|
Dec. 1-2, 2015
|The John Pedneault Collection of Ireland|
Dec. 3, 2015
Specialized Brazil from 1843 to 1893
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Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke wrote about the upcoming Cherrystone auctions in a recent Linns.com post:
The sale that opens the auction series begins on Dec. 1 Tuesday morning with an 1847 5¢ red-brown Benjamin Franklin stamp (United States Scott 1) described as never-hinged, a condition not often encountered.
Cherrystone notes that “only a handful of never-hinged examples” have been recorded. The mint stamp has full margins on all four sides and is offered with an estimated net realization of $20,000.
The John Pedneault collection of Ireland offered Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. consists of single stamps, multiples and postal history of Ireland from 1922 through the 1935 overprints (Scott 1-95, though the focus is very much on the overprinted issues). Also included are a number of collections and large lots generally from the same era.
Cherrystone’s Dec. 3 auction of specialized Brazil from 1843 to 1893 opens Thursday afternoon with two lots that actually reach back a few more years in the country’s philatelic past.
The first offers 25 folded letters dating from 1813 to 1843, with a variety of town and other markings, and representing a number of different rates.
The second lot consists of 13 folded letters representing British offices in Rio de Janeiro, mailed to a number of overseas destinations.
What follows is close to 50 lots of Brazil’s 1843 Bull’s Eyes stamps: the 30-reis, 60r and 90r black numeral stamps (Scott 1-3) that are the first national issues from the Americas.