The U.S. stamps that highlight Siegel’s three auctions in three days

November 23, 2016 07:00 PM

The proceeds from the first sale will benefit the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.


One-of-a-kind auction showcased the stellar philately of Nova Scotia

November 18, 2016 01:00 PM

The 427-lot Skywalk sale was a showing not likely to be matched in either completeness or quality again in our lifetimes.


1851 1¢ blue Benjamin Franklin stamp carries six-figure estimate into Kelleher sale

November 14, 2016 02:00 PM

The stamp in the Kelleher sale is described as an “extraordinary example of this renowned position, in a quality rarely encountered.”


Two philatelic treasures of Mauritius will be sold by David Feldman

November 13, 2016 05:00 PM

The earliest stamps of Mauritius are among the most legendary philatelic items, and these are two prominent ones.


The high-price lots that topped the recent Zanaria sale

November 08, 2016 06:00 PM

Leading the pack was the famous, rare King Edward VII 6d with an “I.R. Official” overprint for the Inland Revenue department.


Bougainville collection sold by Grosvenor gives philatelic history of Falkland Islands

November 08, 2016 02:00 PM

An impressive pair of bottom-margin imprint blocks from an early Queen Victoria issue told a poignant tale.


The colorful plate proof set that sold at H.R. Harmer’s three-day auction

November 08, 2016 09:00 AM

These mimic the three actual inverted-color errors from the issued 1869 Pictorial set, along with an unissued 90¢ Lincoln invert.


What the two feathers in a folded letter sold by Postiljonen signify

November 07, 2016 07:00 PM

This dramatic embellishment had a clear message. And it bumped the price of the letter up to $4,560.


The classic British rarities that highlighted recent Kelleher sale

November 07, 2016 02:00 PM

An unused, lightly hinged King Edward VII 5d stamp, overprinted “Board of Education” for use by that official department (Scott O70), went for $41,300.


Pan-Am inverts surge past $100,000 level in latest Siegel sale

November 07, 2016 09:00 AM

The Hanover collection of superb U.S. stamps included a trio of classic inverted-center errors.


Noteworthy Washington-Franklin 2¢ carmine-rose stamp highlights Regency-Superior sale

November 06, 2016 07:00 PM

The Sept. 29-Oct. 1 sale was also strong on classics such as postmasters’ provisionals and 19th-century U.S. issues.


What makes a Swiss 5-rappen blue stamp sold by Koehler unusual?

November 06, 2016 05:00 PM

Collectors of Switzerland know that the imperforate Strubels, which were current from 1854 until they were replaced by the similar (perforated) Sitting Helvetia series in 1862, are one of the most complex areas of classic philately.


This U.S. stamp looks ordinary, so why did it top $41,000 at Kelleher’s sale?

November 06, 2016 08:00 AM

The Washington-Franklin series stamp's precise dimensions and perforations reveal it to be something other than ordinary.


Stamps of partitioned Poland highlight Cherrystone auction’s worldwide offerings

November 05, 2016 05:00 PM

With the exception of a solitary stamp issued under Russian dominion in 1860, Poland had no stamps of its own until the end of World War I, at which time the Allies backed its re-emergence as an independent nation.


Stunning block of Washington-Franklin stamps sold by Cherrystone

November 05, 2016 02:00 PM

Read about the notable lots of Cherrystone Auctions' Sept. 20-21 sale of worldwide rare stamps and postal history.


Schuyler Rumsey offers Skywalk collection of Nova Scotia

November 05, 2016 07:00 AM

The collection featured some of the classic rarities and famous postal history items from that British North American colony, which joined Canada in 1867.
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