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    Aug 14, 2015, 09:32 AM

    Postal history and more in Sept. 2 McCusker auction

    The Sept. 2 public auction by James T. McCusker will take place at 10 a.m. at the McCusker auction gallery, 804 Broadway in Raynham, Mass. The auction includes postal history and ephemera, United States and worldwide stamps and covers, postal stationery, collections and accumulations.

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    Aug 1, 2015, 08:58 AM

    Harmer-Schau auction at APS Stampshow Aug. 20-22

    The Harmer-Schau auction at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Grand Rapids, Mich., offers a broad array of United States and worldwide stamps and covers, as well as collections that highlight selected material from a number of specialist collectors. The auction is taking place in three sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-22.

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    Jul 30, 2015, 12:04 PM

    Largest U.S. national stamp show Aug. 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

    The American Philatelic Society will present Stampshow, the nation’s largest annual postage stamp event, Thursday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 23, in Grand Rapids, Mich. at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. The show will offer a bourse of more than 120 dealers, many meetings and seminars, and more than 15,000 pages of collectors’ exhibits.

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    Jul 30, 2015, 05:01 AM

    Stunning array of previously offered U.S. material sold at Rarities Week

    As in previous years, Rarities Week, the series of sales conducted June 22-26 by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York, included several name sales as well as an assortment of notable items from around the world. The week kicked off with something of a do-over: a sizable assortment of better United States stamps and covers that had appeared in four previous sales, but whose winning bidder then failed to pay for them.

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    Jul 24, 2015, 13:06 PM

    Rasdale auction Aug. 15-16 includes Jim Linker stock, worldwide selection

    Rasdale Stamp Co. is presenting its 425th public auction Aug. 15 and 16 at the firm’s gallery in Westmont, Ill., just west of Chicago. The auction lots are listed with images on the Rasdale Stamp Co. website, and bids can be placed online. The current sale consists of more than 575 lots from 85 owners, and ranges from single stamps and covers to large lots, accumulations and collections.

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    Jul 13, 2015, 06:16 AM

    Canada’s recalled Hoodoo stamps are hot items on eBay

    Less than a week after Canada Post ordered the recall and destruction of booklets and souvenir sheets with $1.20 stamps depicting inaccurate images of the Hoodoo rock formations, they became hot properties on the Internet auction website eBay.

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    Jul 3, 2015, 13:03 PM

    3¢ Baseball block signed by Babe Ruth shines at Regency sale

    Regency Superior held a sale June 3-7 in conjunction with the Napex stamp show in McLean, Va. The sale included space memorabilia and autographs, as well as stamps and postal history. In common with other such sales, however, there were some crossover items that covered multiple categories.

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    Jul 2, 2015, 11:40 AM

    Romania 1858 Coat of Arms cover top lot at Harmers sale

    Harmers International held a sale of worldwide stamps and postal history at the Collectors Club in New York on June 6, including a numerous array of philatelic forgeries. The sale was previewed on the front page of the June 8 Linn’s. The top lot was a cover from Romania franked with an 1858 54-parale stamp showing the classic bull’s head Coat of Arms design.

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    Jun 30, 2015, 09:45 AM

    Spink USA Collector's Series sale, July 15-16

    An unused 90¢ blue George Washington from the 1857-61 stamp series will be offered at auction July 15-16.

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    Jun 30, 2015, 06:59 AM

    Jenny Invert Locket Copy sold to Virginia coin collector

    The famed Locket Copy of the Inverted Jenny, the United States 24¢ airmail stamp of 1918 with the biplane in the center printed upside down in error, was sold in New York on May 20 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s.

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    Jun 30, 2015, 06:42 AM

    Basel Dove cover top item at May 19 Frajola sale

    The Richard C. Frajola collection of worldwide classic covers from philately’s earliest years was sold by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York on May 19. The sale was previewed in Linn’s on May 18.

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    Jun 25, 2015, 10:57 AM

    Interasia Auctions July 18-20 sale to offer China, PRC, Hong Kong and Treaty Ports

    Interasia Auctions will offer a broad array of China, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Treaty Ports, and other Asian countries during a three-day auction July 18-20 at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

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    Jun 24, 2015, 12:20 PM

    Kelleher & Rogers auctions three rare blocks of China’s Large Dragons

    Three rare, large blocks of early Chinese stamps that surfaced a few months ago in an English attic after lying hidden for more than a century were auctioned May 22 in Hong Kong by the firm of Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. for close to $1 million.

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    Jun 24, 2015, 11:43 AM

    NY2016 show named presenting sponsor of National Topical show

    In a move to expand the promotion of the next once-a-decade philatelic international exhibition to a wider and very active stamp community, World Stamp Show — NY 2016 has been selected as the presenting sponsor of the American Topical Association’s 66th annual National Topical Stamp Show.

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    Jun 23, 2015, 12:47 PM

    United States stamp singles, multiples in July 15 Cherrystone auction

    The upcoming public auction of the Confino family collection of United States stamps 1847-1933 is taking place at 1 p.m. on July 15, at Cherrystone Auction Galleries in New York City.

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    Jun 16, 2015, 06:15 AM

    U.S. and worldwide rarities in Cherrystone's July 8-9 auction

    Classics and 20th century rarities among the auction offerings July 8-9.

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    Jun 12, 2015, 08:13 AM

    Kelleher offers revenues at public auction June 30; Fleischmann collection formed over three generations

    United States revenue stamps are featured in the June 30 public auction from Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions at its galleries in Danbury, Conn.

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    Jun 11, 2015, 09:41 AM

    Postage stamps and museums do mix: the 1¢ Magenta goes on display

    The announcement in the June 22 Linn’s that the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum until November 2017 brought to mind an editorial in this publication in 1985 by former Linn’s editor-publisher Michael Laurence.

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    Jun 9, 2015, 11:45 AM

    Encased postage in Early American History Auctions June 26 sale

    Early American History Auctions' June 26 online auction features a 9-cent encased postage strip housed in a Feuchtwanger cent-embossed copper case.

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    Jun 6, 2015, 09:00 AM

    Siegel auction series offers a top U.S. rarity, plenty of postal history

    Seven different auction catalogs document the series of sales being held from June 22 through June 25 by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries of New York.