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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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