• russell-egbert-bg
    Feb 25, 2016, 07:02 AM

    World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Booth Holder Profile: Dutch Country Auctions

    Dutch Country Auctions will be at World Stamp Show-NY 2016 with its U.S. and world stamps, covers and postcards. Learn more about the company.

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    Feb 19, 2016, 08:57 AM

    1901 Pan-American invert, more in Dutch Country auction

    The March 18-19 public auction by Dutch Country Auctions of Wilmington, Del., offers United States and worldwide stamps, postal history, first-day covers, collections, accumulations, large lots, and more. The auction opens with U.S. covers, including Naval and ship covers, air covers, postal cards, and accumulations.

  • Feb 12, 2016, 03:36 AM

    Sparks to auction rare unused variety of Canada 15¢ gray Large Queen

    A rare unused variety of the Canada 15¢ gray Large Queen stamp from the 1868 series will be offered at auction March 1 by Sparks Auctions of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The upcoming Sparks auction is scheduled for March 1-3.

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    Feb 9, 2016, 03:00 AM

    Cherrystone auction Feb. 23-24 offers worldwide stamps and covers

    Cherrystone Philatelic Auctioneers will present a two-day sale at its 57th Street gallery in New York City. The public auction sessions will take place Feb. 23-24, with online bidding available.

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    Feb 5, 2016, 10:45 AM

    Back-of-the-book items and much more at Feb. 20-21 Rasdale auction

    The Feb. 20-21 public auction by Rasdale at its Illinois gallery west of Chicago provides a lot of opportunities for collection builders, with an extensive selection of dealer stocks, accumulations and collections, as well as cover collections from the United States and other countries.

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    Feb 4, 2016, 11:08 AM

    Gaertner auction in Germany includes 1863 Wurttemberg Coat of Arms block

    The auction firm Christoph Gaertner will hold a series of sales beginning Feb. 22 and running through Feb. 27 at the Gaertner auction hall in Bietigheim-Bissingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. The auction of worldwide stamps and postal history includes dedicated catalogs for Germany, Europe, and Asia, as well as thematic and topical material, and general worldwide.

  • Feb 1, 2016, 04:00 AM

    24¢ steel blue Washington block surpasses $86,000 in Siegel auction

    A “European connoisseur’s collection” of classic United States that crossed the block Dec. 15 held a number of gems resurfacing on the market for the first time since being sold as part of the collection of Alfred H. Caspary in 1956.

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    Jan 31, 2016, 04:00 AM

    Spectacular ‘Missing Virgin’ error sells for $170,000

    Topping off the Feldman auction highlights was a “Missing Virgin,” a spectacular and seldom-seen error from among the early issues of the British Virgin Islands.

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    Jan 30, 2016, 07:17 AM

    5¢, 13¢ Hawaii Missionaries go for almost $53,000 in Harmer-Schau sale

    A 5¢ Hawaii Missionary (Scott 2), one of the legendary 1851-52 first issues made by white missionaries living in what were then called the Sandwich Islands, was offered as a handsome example of the mere 39 used survivors.

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    Jan 30, 2016, 05:25 AM

    State Dept. Official ‘Specimen’ sells for $17,250 in Bennett sale

    The standout item, depicted on the front cover of Linn’s issue of Dec. 14 previewing the sale, was an 1875 Special Printing of the $2 Department of State Official stamp.

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    Jan 29, 2016, 10:49 AM

    ‘Double pony express’ cover fetches $9,775 in Rumsey sale

    Schuyler Rumsey held three sales of United States classic and Western postal history and private die medicine stamps on Dec. 11-12 in San Francisco. The Western postal history sale included abundant covers documenting the private couriers and express companies that carried mail in the pioneer days of the western United States.

  • auction-roundup-cherrystone-poczta-polska-overprinted-austria-coat-of-arms-stamp
    Jan 29, 2016, 08:27 AM

    Austria stamp overprinted 'Poczta Polska' tops $13,000 in Cherrystone sale

    Cherrystone Auction Galleries held a sale of worldwide stamps and covers on Jan. 12-13 at its offices in New York. Two scarce early stamps of Poland were among the highlights.

  • auction-roundup-feldman-straits-settlements-cover-bangkok-london-british-consulate
    Jan 29, 2016, 07:54 AM

    1882 Bangkok-to-London cover fetches more than $25,000

    An 1882 cover sent from Bangkok to London was franked with Straits Settlements 2¢ bister brown and 8¢ orange Queen Victoria stamps (Scott 40, 49) tied with a rare oval “British Consulate Bangkok” marking rather than the normal Bangkok circular datestamp. Though somewhat rumpled, this recently discovered cover, one of just a handful known, brought more than $25,000.

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    Jan 29, 2016, 06:19 AM

    Two Bermuda postmasters' provisionals top $175,000 in Feldman sale

    Among British Empire stamps in the Feldman sale, top realizations went to a couple of early provisional stamps of Bermuda and a rare Official stamp of India.

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    Jan 29, 2016, 03:50 AM

    ‘Lady Louis’ Mulready cover realizes $94,000 in Feldman sale

    David Feldman in Geneva offered a sale of British Empire on Dec. 11 that included the second part of the Tatiana collection, with some famous gems as well as humbler items that simply tell a great story. Standing out was one of the most famous and spectacular pieces of British postal history in existence.

  • eastern-auctions-canada-1959-st-lawrence-seaway-invert
    Jan 28, 2016, 11:11 AM

    Eastern Auctions sale covers the world Feb. 19-20

    On Feb. 19 and 20, Eastern Auctions will offer a worldwide sale with classic used British Commonwealth, British North America and Canada stamps and postal history (including Western Canadian postal history), and specialized Australia, with key values of the Kangaroo issue featuring rare varieties.

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    Jan 15, 2016, 08:42 AM

    Spink auction in London offers Commonwealth, more

    The Spink auction firm will present its Philatelic Collector’s Series sale Jan. 27-28 at its offices in London. The sale will offer 1,365 lots of stamps, proofs, postal history, and worldwide philatelic material from Great Britain, the British Commonwealth, and elsewhere. One intriguing item up for sale is an 1863 mourning cover mailed from Ireland Island, Bermuda, to Campobello Island, New Brunswick, struck with a previously unrecorded “American-style” circular datestamp from Jan. 22 reading “Paid at Ireland Island Bermuda.”

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    Jan 15, 2016, 06:19 AM

    Rare 1¢ 1851 Franklin cover to cross Kelleher auction block

    The Feb. 2-4 Flagship sale by Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions will feature stamps and postal history of the United States, including revenues and U.S. possessions, plus British Commonwealth and other countries worldwide. A highlight of this sale is an 1851 cover from Buckeystown, Md., addressed to Johnsonville, Ohio, and franked with a strip of three of the 1851 1¢ blue Benjamin Franklin stamp.

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    Jan 4, 2016, 03:00 AM

    Unused compound-perf 1¢ Washington block brings $18,880 at Kelleher auction

    The firm of Daniel F. Kelleher held its Flagship sale of U.S. and worldwide material Dec. 8-10 in Danbury, Conn.

  • auction-roundup-cherrystone-cia-invert
    Jan 3, 2016, 04:30 AM

    CIA Invert block offered by Cherrystone brings $71,875

    Cherrystone Philatelic Auctioneers offered “Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World” Dec. 1-2 in New York.