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Please find the results for our 2014 Fantasy Philately contest. Contestants were judged on the following points system. Judges gave us their subjective 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place rankings in each category. Points were awarded as follows: a 1st place was worth 3pts, 2nd 2pts, and a 3rd 1pt. Points were also awarded 1pt each for use of money (closest to category), 9-10 lots purchased, 6 or more auction firms. Points were deducted for more than 15 lots purchased and fewer than 3 auction firms used.

Again thanks to our sponsors and to those that participated - Sparks Auctions, Dutch Country Auctions/The Stamp Center and Paradise Valley Stamp Company, Inc.

See all Fantasy Philately! contestants here.

Now that the contest is over, we will save the results and reset the contest. You can use Fantasy Philately as a way of building your own fantasy collection.

Finally I will conclude with a comment from one of our judges. "I found the $10,000 exhibits more interesting than the million dollar ones. Some of the $10,000 exhibits left me wondering what they would have accomplished had the spent more. Maybe another category next year: $50,000 or $100,000? I think this can grow once collectors get a better understanding how fun this can be. Some pointers to the participants might be in order, such as building a collection with some consistency and maybe difficulty, buy from numerous auction houses being a plus. "

Million Dollar Category - 1st Place - If Only!
Judges comments: This is a contest for dreaming! Well done.
Contestant Lot Lot Lot Lot Lot

If Only!

What I would do if money were no object.

Total Spent$ 953,758

Lots Won 10

Diff Firms 6

Brigham Auctions Ltd.
Sale No. 1
Lot No. 131 Catalog Link

image 23: 1¢ yellow orange, the UNIQUE VERTICAL BLOCK OF SIX on medium paper (Duckworth paper 10) with full original gum (some supports, minor paper adhesion and slight gum disturbance), an altogether mind-numbingly rare WORLD-CLASS RARITY of


Fantasy Bid
C$ 50,000

CLOSED
2014-02-22 23:59

Sold (Actual)
C$ 45,000

Sold (Fantasy)
C$ 47,500

in US$ 43,795

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Brigham Auctions Ltd.
Sale No. 1
Lot No. 430 Catalog Link

image 28P: The unique 12½¢ LARGE TRIAL COLOUR DIE PROOF PRINTED ON CELLULOID (35 x 41mm) in BLACK, originally purchased directly from the holdings of Robert Burland, a manager at the British American Bank Note Co. (his business card accompani


Fantasy Bid
C$ 35,000

CLOSED
2014-02-22 23:59

Sold (Actual)
C$ 29,000

Sold (Fantasy)
C$ 30,000

in US$ 27,660

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 50006 Catalog Link

image 1853 1d Pale blue unused strip of three, worn impression, thin hard white paper, pos.22-24, just touched at left & some thin spots, close to fine margins showing tiny portion of marginal inscription

A very rare unused multiple with


Fantasy Bid
EUR 23,000

CLOSED
2014-06-26 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 15,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 16,000

in US$ 21,734

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 60000 Catalog Link

image 1850-51 2 cents black on pale rose, Townsend Type A, with initials of postal official Smith "JBS", cut round, usual defects, central Demerara datestamp OC 7 1851, one of the only two single examples remaining in private hands (two pairs, each on cove


Fantasy Bid
EUR 275,000

CLOSED
2014-06-26 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 100,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 110,000

in US$ 149,424

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 60009 Catalog Link

image 1850-51 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type A, thick frame, without initials, exceptionally rare unused example, deep colour, cut round.

One of only two unused recorded of the entire "Cotton Reel" issue (the other 12 cents was sol


Fantasy Bid
EUR 60,000

CLOSED
2014-06-26 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 40,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 42,000

in US$ 57,053

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

If Only! Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 60031 Catalog Link

image 1850-51 pelure paper (very thin and transparent, almost onionskin) 4 cents black on pale yellow, Townsend Type A, with initials of postal official Lorimer "WHL", sheet corner margins, used on cover from Plantation Woodlands (list of cattle enclosed)


Fantasy Bid
EUR 185,000

CLOSED
2014-06-26 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 120,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 130,000

in US$ 176,592

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Spink USA
Sale No. 147
Lot No. 44 Catalog Link

image #3, 1851 12d Black on laid paper, a most presentable sound used example of this coveted classic rarity, three generous margins, fourth at left clear to cutting outer frame line towards the bottom, strong color and impression, bold centrally st


Fantasy Bid
US$ 135,000

CLOSED
2014-01-30 23:59

Sold (Actual)
US$ 40,000

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 115,000

in US$ 115,000

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than other fantasy bidder

Raritan Stamps, Inc.
Sale No. 61
Lot No. 629 Catalog Link

image 1932, Moscow Philatelic Exhibition, specimen of souvenir sheet, pre-printed at the top with 'Obrazets. K Dokladu V Ts I K ?16832', signed by V. Antonov-Ovseenko, People's Commissar of the Ministry of the Post, extremely fresh condition with very slig


Fantasy Bid
US$ 205,000

CLOSED
2014-05-31 09:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 150,000

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 160,000

in US$ 160,000

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Cherrystone Auctions
Sale No. 0614
Lot No. 673 Catalog Link

image 1902 I.R.Official, 10sh ultramarine, watermarked Anchor, perf. 14, overprinted type O2, variety raised stop after the letter "R", top sheet margin single, unused without gum, slightly soiled, with short perforations at bottom left, accompanied by a 1


Fantasy Bid
US$ 75,000

CLOSED
2014-06-10 12:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 30,000

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 32,500

in US$ 32,500

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc.
Sale No. 1075
Lot No. 1280 Catalog Link

image CANADA, 1897, -1/2c-$5.00 Jubilee (50-65; SG 121/140). Complete set of Mint N.H. margin blocks of eight, including 2c, 10c, 15c, 20c, 50c and $5.00 with top imprint and plate no., bright colors, nice centering, very fresh

AN IMPORTANT AND


Fantasy Bid
US$ 200,000

CLOSED
2014-06-26 23:59

Sold (Actual)
US$ 135,000

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 170,000

in US$ 170,000

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than other fantasy bidder

Million Dollar Category - 2nd Place - Foreign Devils in China
Judges comments: I like the consistency in how he has put this together. Also some effort has gone into to search for suitable lots in several different sales.
Contestant Lot Lot Lot Lot Lot

Foreign Devils in China

The period of foreign intervention in China lasted from 1842 until 1946. This collection concentrates on the BRITISH, US and FRENCH mail in and out of China before 1901 to different destinations on cover.

Total Spent$ 542,160

Lots Won 10

Diff Firms 6

BEHR Philatelie
Sale No. 24
Lot No. 2644 Catalog Link

image # 13, On the reverse a c.d.s. in blue. Postmarked CUSTOMS / SHANGHAI. On the front a stamp of China. On a letter adressed to England. Arrival in 1895. Mixed franking. Extremely Fine


Fantasy Bid
EUR 5,540

CLOSED
2014-06-19 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 3,500

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 3,750

in US$ 5,094

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 27
Lot No. 1078 Catalog Link

image 1900, ppc "The Tientsin Bund", franked with 1/2 c. brown (2) and 1 c. ocre (3), canc. by two-line private foreign-language school cancellation, transferred to German P.O. and franked with 10 pfg., canc. 5.7.00, to Germany, card with some imperfection


Fantasy Bid
EUR 15,000

CLOSED
2014-02-10 01:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 10,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 10,500

in US$ 14,263

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 28
Lot No. 121 Catalog Link

image 1897, cent surcharge antiqua, 3mm distance type: 2 C., 4 C. (2), 5 C. (vertical pair) tied three strikes of blue large dullar "PEKING 22 SEP 97" in combination w. french offices 50 C. tied "SHANGHAI 1 OCT 97" to Swedish Foreign Ministry/Stockholm, ba


Fantasy Bid
EUR 10,000

CLOSED
2014-06-02 01:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 8,200

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 8,400

in US$ 11,411

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Essex Stamp Auctions
Sale No. 31
Lot No. 316 Catalog Link

image China Expeditionory Force postcard bearing Indian stamps overprinted C.E.F. addressed to Hong Kong. Rare (photo)


Fantasy Bid
GBP 1,200

CLOSED
2014-06-28 23:59

Sold (Actual)
GBP 500

Sold (Fantasy)
GBP 550

in US$ 935

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

InterAsia Auctions Limited
Sale No. 37
Lot No. 39 Catalog Link

image China, Kiukiang Customs Dater type 1 in red : 1885 (24 Feb.) envelope to Copenhagen (22.4) via Shanghai Local Post (3.3) and Brindisi (18.4) bearing on reverse 1878 thin paper 5ca.


Fantasy Bid
HK$ 1,900,000

CLOSED
2014-01-10 18:30

Sold (Actual)
HK$ 800,000

Sold (Fantasy)
HK$ 800,000

in US$ 103,200

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Foreign Devils in China Continued... InterAsia Auctions Limited
Sale No. 37
Lot No. 110 Catalog Link

image China, Tientsin Seal Cancellations type 2 : 1882 (12 Nov.) envelope to New York (25.12) via Shanghai Customs (18.11) and San Francisco (18.12) bearing on reverse 1878 thin paper 1ca


Fantasy Bid
HK$ 1,900,000

CLOSED
2014-01-10 18:30

Sold (Actual)
HK$ 1,890,000

Sold (Fantasy)
HK$ 1,890,000

in US$ 243,810

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

InterAsia Auctions Limited
Sale No. 37
Lot No. 118 Catalog Link

image China, Tientsin Seal Cancellations type 5 in blue : 1885 (22 Dec.) envelope to Paris (9.2.86) via Shanghai Customs (5.1.86) bearing on reverse 1885 thick paper, rough perfs., 3ca. brown-red


Fantasy Bid
HK$ 1,500,000

CLOSED
2014-01-10 18:30

Sold (Actual)
HK$ 460,000

Sold (Fantasy)
HK$ 460,000

in US$ 59,340

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

InterAsia Auctions Limited
Sale No. 37
Lot No. 3296 Catalog Link

image Chinese Local Posts (Wei Hai Wei), 1898 (22 Dec.) envelope to Bowden College, Near Altrincham, Chester, England (29.1.99) bearing 1898 first issue 2c. black on red just overlapped by C.I.P.


Fantasy Bid
HK$ 300,000

CLOSED
2014-01-12 18:30

Sold (Actual)
HK$ 240,000

Sold (Fantasy)
HK$ 240,000

in US$ 30,960

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Soler y Llach
Sale No. 410
Lot No. 106 Catalog Link

image CHINA. 1868 (Oct. 28). SHANGHAI to MANNHEIM (Germany) used with a strip of three of french carmine 80 centimes, one stamp INVERTED POSITION (TETE-BECHE) (slight perforation disturbed at right from placement near edge). With 5104 gril


Fantasy Bid
EUR 45,000

CLOSED
2014-04-10 08:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 30,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 32,500

in US$ 44,148

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Cherrystone Auctions
Sale No. 0314
Lot No. 260 Catalog Link

image 1883 Large Dragon, set of three, each neatly cancelled by "Wuchow 9 Jul 00" cds on 1ca stationery card, sent via Hong Kong where 1882-96 4c gray, 10c purple were added, each with Wuchow "I.P.O" boxed hs and "Hong Kong" cds, registered to Germany (ex-


Fantasy Bid
US$ 40,000

CLOSED
2014-03-18 09:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 28,000

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 29,000

in US$ 29,000

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Million Dollar Category - 3rd Place - Rarities of India
Judges comments: Well put together group of India rarities, Would probably have been my winner if he hadn't included the 1994 error.
Contestant Lot Lot Lot Lot Lot

Rarities of India

My collection attempts to display rare stamps and postal history of the Indian subcontinent. The items accumulated are mainly from, but not limited to, British India (pre 1947).

Total Spent$ 621,792

Lots Won 10

Diff Firms 6

Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 27
Lot No. 1600 Catalog Link

image 1854, 4 anna blue and pale red, 1st printing (Frame 12, Head 1), HEAD INVERTED, extremely fine used example cancelled by ideal strike of Bombay 'I' in diamond of bars, with lower part of sheet watermark, cut-to-shape with very wide margins all around


Fantasy Bid
EUR 500,000

CLOSED
2014-02-10 01:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 200,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 200,500

in US$ 272,359

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 28
Lot No. 749 Catalog Link

image 1852, Scinde Dawk ½a. scarlet on part cover from TATTA, cancelled by diamond of dots (8x8), and with boxed "TATTA / (POST) OFFICE" h/s in red. The stamp with usual cracks and minor marginal chippings but still a good example of this scarce stamp on a


Fantasy Bid
EUR 25,000

CLOSED
2014-06-02 01:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 15,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 15,500

in US$ 21,055

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 28
Lot No. 865 Catalog Link

image 1925, Official stamps: "TWO RUPEES" INVERTED OVERPRINT on 1909 10r official. Very fine used with telegraphic cancel. This inverted variety was up to date unknown, its telegraphic cancel underlines its commercial and legitimate origin. THIS IS THE O


Fantasy Bid
EUR 10,000

CLOSED
2014-06-02 01:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 3,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 3,200

in US$ 4,347

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

InterAsia Auctions Limited
Sale No. 37
Lot No. 1271 Catalog Link

image Treaty Ports, Amoy : 1859 (2 Sept.) entire from Singapore to Amoy "care of Luis Lyle Stills Co., Hong Kong" (11.9) "p. Peiho" bearing India 4a. black on blued paper bisected diagona


Fantasy Bid
HK$ 300,000

CLOSED
2014-01-11 18:30

Sold (Actual)
HK$ 217,000

Sold (Fantasy)
HK$ 217,000

in US$ 27,993

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Universal Philatelic Auctions
Sale No. 52
Lot No. 22250 Catalog Link

image OFFICIALS-1948 Gandhi 10 Rupee 'Service', purple brown and lake fresh UNMOUNTED MINT, small internal bend, accompanied by B.P.A. (2013) white certificate, this is the twelth example of this famous rarity to be certified by the B.P.A., and believed to


Fantasy Bid
GBP 200,000

CLOSED
2014-01-07 12:00

Sold (Actual)
GBP 95,000

Sold (Fantasy)
GBP 95,020

in US$ 161,486

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than other fantasy bidder

Rarities of India Continued... Cherrystone Auctions
Sale No. 0114
Lot No. 553 Catalog Link

image 1854 1/2a deep vermilion, without gum as issued, deep original color, margins all around, v.f., with 2013 BPA cert. (SG 1a) cat. £3000 (Cat No. 7)


Fantasy Bid
US$ 5,000

CLOSED
2014-01-14 12:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 2,900

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 2,900

in US$ 2,900

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Cherrystone Auctions
Sale No. 0114
Lot No. 554 Catalog Link

image 1854 1a dull red, die II, sheet of 96 with most of the marginal inscriptions intact on all sides, distinct sideways watermark, good color. The sheet was separated vertically between stamps in the middle and rejoined, with paper defects caused by the


Fantasy Bid
US$ 35,000

CLOSED
2014-01-14 12:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 25,000

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 25,000

in US$ 25,000

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc.
Sale No. 1075
Lot No. 1065 Catalog Link

image 10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of six, rich color, choice centering, each stamp cancelled by manuscript "#", "Holmes Hole Ms. Sep. 14" (1860) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Calcutta, India, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Sep. 15


Fantasy Bid
US$ 100,000

CLOSED
2014-06-26 23:59

Sold (Actual)
US$ 1,800

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 1,900

in US$ 1,900

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc.
Sale No. 1076
Lot No. 2165 Catalog Link

image INDIA, 1994, 1r-11r Endangered Waterbirds, Se-tenant Block, Yellow Omitted (1504a var). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, Very Fine, a striking error, this set was quickly withdrawn from sale shortly after issuance as it was discovered that the i


Fantasy Bid
US$ 100,000

CLOSED
2014-06-26 23:59

Final Opening
US$ 0

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 100,000

in US$ 100,000

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

AB Philea
Sale No. 315
Lot No. 3133 Catalog Link

image India, Official Michel 113-14 *, 1948 Gandhi SERVICE opt 3½ anna and 1½ anna. Mi €4000 for xx Mi 114. Very unusual and highly sought after stamp. Both signed in pencil on reverse.


Fantasy Bid
US$ 5,000

CLOSED
2014-01-22 07:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 4,751

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 4,751

in US$ 4,751

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Million Dollar Category - Honorable Mention - Postal history through Lithographs used on cover
Judges comments: A beautiful selection of India postal history. Pity he didn't find any covers in any other sales besides the one admittedly great sale of India postal history.
Contestant Lot Lot Lot Lot Lot

postal history through Lithographs used on cover

Total Spent$ 84,845

Lots Won 40

Diff Firms 2

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20242 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1: 1855 Envelope from Burma via Calcutta & Marseille to Aberdeen, Scotland with 1854 Litho 1a red tied bz diamond of dots, incl. enclosure, fine & scarce


Fantasy Bid
EUR 350

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 200

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 220

in US$ 299

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20244 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1: 1855 (Feb 8) Envelope to England with two 1854 4a blue & red frame I head II, both cut to shape and touched, tied by type 1 dotted diamond (9x9 dots), despatch and arrival bs, slightly toned otherwise fine


Fantasy Bid
EUR 750

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 400

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20247 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1: 1855 (Jul 12) Envelope from Sholapoor to England with 1854 2a green (small tear) and two 4a blue & red head die II frame die I, both cut to shape and touched, tied by JC type 1 dotted diamond (9x9 dots), with despatch "Paid." box hs and Lo


Fantasy Bid
EUR 800

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 400

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20248 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1: 1855 (Jul 17) Envelope to Wales with two 1854 4a blue & red 3rd printing head die II and frame die I, cut to shape and cut into, both cancelled by type 1 dotted lozenge (7x7 dots), with Madras and London cds adjacent, transit and arrival c


Fantasy Bid
EUR 800

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 500

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 550

in US$ 747

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20249 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1: 1855 (Oct 8) Entire from Calcutta to France with four 1854 4a blue & red, head III frame II, franked on both sides and tied by JC type 1 dotted diamond, all with clear margins, one with crease, French arrival cds, fine and attractive frank


Fantasy Bid
EUR 7,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 6,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 6,500

in US$ 8,830

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

postal history through Lithographs used on cover Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20250 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1: 1855 (Oct 18) Entire sent registered to Bushire with 1854 2a green, touched, and two 4a blue & red frame II head III, cut to shape and touched, tied by JC type 1 dotted diamond (9x10 dots), with reg'd hs adjacent, reverse with Bombay cds,


Fantasy Bid
EUR 2,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 2,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 2,200

in US$ 2,988

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20251 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1: 1857 (Sep 12) Wrapper from Madras to England with 1854 4a blue & red, cut to shape and touched, cancelled by type 1 dotted lozenge and tied by London cds, with Madras bs showing "S" of "SP" reverse, horiz. crease affecting stamp and minor


Fantasy Bid
EUR 350

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 300

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 320

in US$ 435

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20256 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 1c: 1855 (Dec 20) Envelope to England with 1854 2a green, close to good margins, tied by JC type 1c dotted circle cancel, reverse with Bombay and arrival cds, large tear to envelope, still a presentable example of this rare cancel


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 1,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 1,100

in US$ 1,494

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20262 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 2: 1855 (May 1) Envelope to England with two 1854 4a blue & red (both touched and slightly overlapping bottom edge) cancelled by type 2 10-line barred diamond, with Bombay and London cds, plus cover with same cancel but with stamps missing


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 500

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 550

in US$ 747

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20268 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 2: Group of 15 covers with 1/2 and 1a litho frankings neatly mounted and written up on 6 album pages, one with Talook boxed ds on reverse, one Bombay ship letter, and a cover with two pairs of the 1a, better than average condition


Fantasy Bid
EUR 3,000

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 2,000

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 2,200

in US$ 2,988

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

postal history through Lithographs used on cover Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20270 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 4: 1857 (Feb 27) Envelope from Kurachee to Scotland with 1854 4a red & blue (cut to shape and cut into) cancelled by "95" diamond barred numeral, with "INDIA PAID" and London cds adjacent, redirected with reverse showing several transits, inc


Fantasy Bid
EUR 400

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 200

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 220

in US$ 299

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20271 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 4: 1857 (Jul 23) Envelope from Mundleiser to England with 1854 2a green and 4a blue & red, cut to shape and both touched, tied by JC type 4 "44" diamond barred numerals, with unrecorded Mundleiser boxed ds adajcent, reverse with Bombay and Lo


Fantasy Bid
EUR 600

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 400

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20272 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 4: 1858 (Jan 3) Envelope sent registered from Gogo to Bombay with 1854 1a red pair, touched, and 1855 4a black, trimmed perfs, tied by JC type 4 "31" diamond barred numerals, reverse with registered hs, despatch and arrival cds, portion of ba


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,200

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

Sold (Actual)
EUR 700

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 750

in US$ 1,019

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20273 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 4: 1859 (Jul) Envelope from Sholapore to England with two 1854 1a red (both four margins) and 1858-64 4a black tied by bluish-black "64" barred diamond numerals, reverse with Sholapore boxed ds, Bombay and Chippenham cds, minor soiling otherw


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,200

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 800

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EUR 850

in US$ 1,155

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David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20274 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 4a: 1857 (May 1) Entire to England with two 1854 4a blue & red frame II head III, both cut to shape and touched, cancelled by JC type 4a "I" diamond barred numerals, with London arrival adjacent and Bombay and bs, fine


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,200

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 800

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EUR 850

in US$ 1,155

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

postal history through Lithographs used on cover Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20275 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 4a: 1858 (May 8) Mourning envelope to England with two 1854 2a green, no margins, and 1855 4a black tied by type 4a "I" diamond barred numerals, with London arrival adjacent and Bombay and bs, fine


Fantasy Bid
EUR 500

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 400

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EUR 420

in US$ 571

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David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20276 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 4b: 1858 (Feb 1) Mourning envelope from Mhow To England with 1854 2a green (no margins) and 1856-64 4a black tied by "43" diamond barred numeral, with "INDIA PAID" and London cds adjacent, reverse with Mhow boxed Paid hs, Bombay and London cd


Fantasy Bid
EUR 500

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 400

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EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20277 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE B4: 1858 (Feb 9) Entire to England with 1854 2a green (fine to large margins) and 1855 4a black tied by "1" barred diamond numerals, with London and Bombay transits, very fine and scarce perf. and imperf. combination


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,100

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 700

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EUR 750

in US$ 1,019

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20293 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 5: 1856 (May 1) Envelope from Attock to England with 1854 4a blue & red vertical pair (just still attached), 4th printing, cut to shape and both just touched in places, tied by JC type 5 "230" diamond barred numerals, with despatch, Bombay, "


Fantasy Bid
EUR 700

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 400

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EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20306 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 6: 1857 (Mar 16) Envelope from Poonamallal to England with 1854 4a blue & red head III frame II, cut to shape and touched, tied by type 6 "C/118" numeral, despatch box ds, Madras, London, Halifax and Lightcliffe cds, minor soiling


Fantasy Bid
EUR 600

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 400

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EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

postal history through Lithographs used on cover Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20307 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 6a: 1857 (Jul 19) Envelope from Trichinopoly to England with 1854 4a blue & red head III frame II tied by type 6a "C/153" numeral, Madras and arrival bs, minor soiling, fine


Fantasy Bid
EUR 600

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 400

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EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20308 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 6a: 1858 (May 24) Envelope sent registered from Secunderabad to Scotland with 1854 4a blue & red, with good to huge margins, heavily cancelled by type 6a numeral, with reg'd box hs, despatch, Madras and Edinburgh cds, as well as crown registe


Fantasy Bid
EUR 2,000

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 1,000

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EUR 1,100

in US$ 1,494

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20316 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 7: 1855 (Aug 4) Entire sent registered to Bushire with 1854 2a green overlapping slightly a 4a blue & red 4th printing vert. pair, just touched in one place, tied by type 7 octagonal "B/1" numerals, with box reg'd hs adjacent, reverse with he


Fantasy Bid
EUR 3,500

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 2,000

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EUR 2,200

in US$ 2,988

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20317 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 7: 1856 (May 3) Envelope to England with 1854 4a blue & red head die III frame die II, cut to shape and touched, and 1855 8a carmine (trimmed perfs at top), both tied by crisp "B/1" type 7 numerals, with London cds adjacent, reverse with desp


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,200

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 700

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EUR 750

in US$ 1,019

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20320 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 7: 1857 Envelope from Segowlee to England with 1854 4a blue & red head die III frame die II, cut to shape and touched, tied by type 7 octagonal "B/124" numeral, reverse with despatch, Bombay and several arrival cds after being redirected, min


Fantasy Bid
EUR 600

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 300

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EUR 320

in US$ 435

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

postal history through Lithographs used on cover Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20321 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 7: 1857 (Jan 5) Wrapper from Moteehary to England with 1854 4a blue & red head die III frame die II, cut to shape and touched, tied by type 7 octagonal "B/123" numeral, reverse despatch, Bombay and arrival cds, minor soiling and stamp discolo


Fantasy Bid
EUR 600

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 300

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EUR 320

in US$ 435

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20322 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 7: 1858 (Mar 3) Envelope from Behrampore to England with 1854 2a green, very close to large margins, and 1856-64 4a black tied by indistinct type 7 numerals, with London and and Lymington cds adjacent, reverse with despatch and GPO cds, minor


Fantasy Bid
EUR 500

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 400

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EUR 420

in US$ 571

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20326 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 7: Group of 18 covers with two litho covers incl. 4a cut square from Akyab to Rangoon with forwarding agent cachet and other with 2a vert. pair, one mourning cover, Calcutta ship letter, two large frankings of the 1/2a blue, all neatly mounte


Fantasy Bid
EUR 3,200

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 2,000

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EUR 2,200

in US$ 2,988

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20368 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 25: 1858 (Jan 1) Entire from Camp Alum Bagh to England with 1854 2a green, fine to good margins, tied by experimental barred diamond type 25 and "India Unpaid" hs with ms "6" adjacent, reverse with Bombay and London cds, some creasing, very s


Fantasy Bid
EUR 2,000

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 1,500

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EUR 1,600

in US$ 2,173

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20371 Catalog Link

image JC TYPE 26: 1856 (Mar 20) Mourning envelope to Ireland with 1854 4a blue & red, cut to shape and touched, tied by JC type 25 experimental barred square, Bombay, London and Dublin cds, slightly soiled, plus same cancel on 1/2a blue on cover and variat


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,000

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 700

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EUR 750

in US$ 1,019

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

postal history through Lithographs used on cover Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20405 Catalog Link

image DATESTAMPS: 1856 (May 22) Envelope from Ramandroog to England with 1854 4a cut to shape and 2a green pair (touched at top), with "India Paid" crescent moon and London arrival hs adjacent, reverse with "RAMANDROOG / Paid." box hs (unrecorded by Giles)


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 700

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EUR 750

in US$ 1,019

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20409 Catalog Link

image DATESTAMPS: 1857 (Jul 10) Envelope from Seerpoor to England with 1854 2a green and 4a blue & red, cut to shape and both touched, tied by JC type 4 "40" diamond barred numerals, with unrecorded Seepor boxed ds, reverse with Bombay and London ds, some


Fantasy Bid
EUR 800

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 700

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EUR 750

in US$ 1,019

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20410 Catalog Link

image DATESTAMPS: 1857 (Sep 8) Envelope from Sholapoor to England with 1854 2a green, clear margins, and two 4a blue & red frame I head IIIA, cut to shape and both just touched, tied by JC type 4a "64" diamond barred numerals, with unrecorded Sholapoor box


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 700

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EUR 750

in US$ 1,019

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20456 Catalog Link

image 1855 Entire from Calcutta to REUNION with two 1854 4a blue & red, head II frame I, 2nd printing, cut to shape, both cancelled by type 1 diamond of dots and tied by Mauritius "PACKET LETTER" oval transit ds, reverse with Calcutta and Reunion cds, addr


Fantasy Bid
EUR 2,800

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 2,000

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EUR 2,200

in US$ 2,988

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20460 Catalog Link

image BEAUTIFUL FRANKING TO A RARE DESTINATION

1855 Envelope to TASMANIA with strip of four 1854 2a green, touched in three places, plus 1a red, touched at foot, all tied by lozenge of dots, with "INDIA / PAID" and Australian Ship Letter box


Fantasy Bid
EUR 32,000

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 20,000

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EUR 22,000

in US$ 29,885

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

postal history through Lithographs used on cover Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20461 Catalog Link

image 1855 (Aug) Mourning envelope from Gwalior to Ireland with 1854 4a blue & red, head III frame II, cut to shape and touched, tied by "106" type 5 numeral, with despatch, Bombay, London and faint arrival cds, some creasing and small tears


Fantasy Bid
EUR 500

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2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 300

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EUR 320

in US$ 435

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20464 Catalog Link

image 1857 (Apr 17) Lettersheet from Bombay to MANILLA with 1854 4a blue & red, cut square with close to large margins, tied by "1" type B4 barred diamond with despatch adjacent, reverse with Hong Kong transit, a fine and extremely rare destination, as wel


Fantasy Bid
EUR 3,000

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 1,500

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EUR 1,600

in US$ 2,173

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20465 Catalog Link

image 1857 Cover from PONDICHERRY to REUNION with 1854 2a green pair, clear margins, tied by type 6 "C /111" cancels, reverse with despatch box ds and indistinct arrival cds, stamps with minor faults, a rare destination


Fantasy Bid
EUR 2,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 1,500

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EUR 1,600

in US$ 2,173

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

David Feldman SA
Sale No. 186
Lot No. 20467 Catalog Link

image 1858 (Aug 10) Entire to BUSHIRE with 1854 2a green pair, fine to very good margins, cancelled by type 1 dotted lozenge (9x9 dots), Bombay transit bs, datelined inside but origin unknown to us due to language used, very fine


Fantasy Bid
EUR 2,500

CLOSED
2014-05-25 23:59

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EUR 1,500

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EUR 1,600

in US$ 2,173

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc.
Sale No. 1070
Lot No. 2533 Catalog Link

image INDIA, 1854, 2a Green and 4a Red & Blue (5-6). Single of the 2a and a cut-to-shape 4a tied on 1858 cover by manuscript "Stamped" and each cancelled by "75" in barred diamond of Nagpore, addressed to Harrow, England, "via Bombay & Marsei


Fantasy Bid
US$ 1,500

CLOSED
2014-05-14 23:59

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US$ 1,000

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US$ 1,100

in US$ 1,100

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

$10,000 Category - 1st Place - Used Modifications of Postage Stamps
Judges comments: Great US theme. Would have been interesting to see what he would have done with a larger budget.
Very specialized knowledge. Great items.
Contestant Lot Lot Lot Lot Lot

Used Modifications of Postage Stamps

This is a collection of experimental and private modifications to postage stamps that have been used at the time of issue.

Total Spent$ 10,105

Lots Won 6

Diff Firms 2

Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions
Sale No. 56
Lot No. 2065 Catalog Link

image 1916, 1¢ green, "Springfield Mass." experimental precancel. Affixed to unsealed cover at 1¢ printed matter rate to Sayville, Ky., Liberty Loan handstamp, light cover crease affects 1¢, F.-V.F., A truly scarce ite


Fantasy Bid
US$ 1,500

CLOSED
2014-04-25 07:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 650

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US$ 675

in US$ 675

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions
Sale No. 56
Lot No. 2160 Catalog Link

image 1908, 1¢ green, Shermack Type III with Punch Control. Intact perfs on both sides, perfin control punch type 90-53, rich color, tied by "New York, N.Y. Sta. V" machine cancel on unsealed cover to Pacific Grove Cal., clean and E


Fantasy Bid
US$ 775

CLOSED
2014-04-25 07:00

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US$ 170

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US$ 180

in US$ 180

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions
Sale No. 56
Lot No. 2163 Catalog Link

image 1912, 1¢ green, Shermack Type III and Privately Perforated 13. Double perforations, tied by "New York, N.Y. Jan 15 1914" machine cancel on post card to Philadelphia Pa.; card creasing, Fine and exceptionally rare, with 199


Fantasy Bid
US$ 2,000

CLOSED
2014-04-25 07:00

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US$ 800

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US$ 850

in US$ 850

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC
Sale No. 644
Lot No. 1 Catalog Link

image 1908, 1¢ green, Attleboro perfs, August 2, 1909, earliest documented cover (EDU) (Scott 343), tied to unsealed envelope by August 2 (1909) flag machine cancel of Attleboro MA, full perfs and notch at bottom, portio


Fantasy Bid
US$ 12,500

CLOSED
2014-03-05 23:59

Sold (Actual)
US$ 6,250

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 6,500

in US$ 6,500

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC
Sale No. 644
Lot No. 119 Catalog Link

image 1911, 2¢ carmine, Mail-O-Meter type II, Belasco Type V perfs (Scott 384), 1.8mm in diameter, Howard pattern 5,6 (Des 90-21), likely used in May or June of 1911, when the MOM type V perforations was documented as used on se


Fantasy Bid
US$ 1,400

CLOSED
2014-03-05 23:59

Sold (Actual)
US$ 950

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 1,000

in US$ 1,000

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Used Modifications of Postage Stamps Continued... Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC
Sale No. 644
Lot No. 224 Catalog Link

image 1906, 2¢ scarlet, U.S. Automatic Vending type I perfs (Scott 320b), strip of three plus two 5c blue #504, each tied to Registered envelope by Centerville, Mich boxed cancel, on Weed Stamp Co corner card, 1¢ Madagascar tied as


Fantasy Bid
US$ 1,500

CLOSED
2014-03-05 23:59

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US$ 850

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US$ 900

in US$ 900

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

$10,000 Category - 2nd Place - Australia Kangaroo on Map
Judges comments: Nice group of Roo's. Well put together with some consistency.
Contestant Lot Lot Lot Lot Lot

Australia Kangaroo on Map

A representation and especially more sought after stamps from this classic Australian issue.

Total Spent$ 10,093

Lots Won 9

Diff Firms 6

Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Inc.
Sale No. 1139
Lot No. 2170 Catalog Link

image (15), EXTREMELY FINE, og (Scan a) (Scan b) Fantasy Bid
US$ 5,100

CLOSED
2014-04-30 23:59

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US$ 4,000

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US$ 4,250

in US$ 4,250

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

BEHR Philatelie
Sale No. 24
Lot No. 4931 Catalog Link

image # 11a, 2s. Watermark Type II. Very Fine.


Fantasy Bid
EUR 200

CLOSED
2014-06-19 23:59

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EUR 125

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EUR 135

in US$ 183

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Phoenix Auctions
Sale No. 29
Lot No. 640 Catalog Link

image ½d Green Plate 2 JBC Monogram block of 6, minor gum blemish, five units including monogram unit MUH, Cat $1,000 (as a mounted corner strip of 3).


Fantasy Bid
AU$ 450

CLOSED
2014-05-23 14:00

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AU$ 180

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AU$ 190

in US$ 179

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Phoenix Auctions
Sale No. 29
Lot No. 747 Catalog Link

image 1/- Blue-Green Die II CA Monogram pair, BW #32zc, gum toned, well centred, fine appearance, MLH, Cat $3,250 as a single.


Fantasy Bid
AU$ 1,450

CLOSED
2014-05-23 14:00

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AU$ 750

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AU$ 800

in US$ 752

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Universal Philatelic Auctions
Sale No. 52
Lot No. 751 Catalog Link

image 'Roo 5s grey and yellow superb fresh well centred MM, exceptional


Fantasy Bid
GBP 245

CLOSED
2014-01-07 12:00

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GBP 116

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GBP 116

in US$ 196

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Australia Kangaroo on Map Continued... Universal Philatelic Auctions
Sale No. 53
Lot No. 587 Catalog Link

image Roo £1 brown and blue lower left corner marginal mint, light gum toning, faint gum crease, fabulous fresh appearance


Fantasy Bid
GBP 2,600

CLOSED
2014-04-01 12:00

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GBP 1,600

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GBP 1,610

in US$ 2,736

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Vance Auctions
Sale No. 300
Lot No. 1398 Catalog Link

image 101, Ten Shilling Kangaroo. Beautiful fresh rich colour. F-VF, VLH. A nice example of this scarce stamp


Fantasy Bid
C$ 1,200

CLOSED
2014-01-30 23:59

Final Opening
C$ 0

Sold (Fantasy)
C$ 1,200

in US$ 1,106

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Cherrystone Auctions
Sale No. 0314
Lot No. 505 Catalog Link

image 1913 10sh pink and gray, small h.r., well centered, ink notation which faintly shows through at lower right, otherwise v.f., signed Diena (SG 14; œ850) cat. $1600 (Cat No. 13)


Fantasy Bid
US$ 1,250

CLOSED
2014-03-18 12:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 375

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US$ 400

in US$ 400

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Cherrystone Auctions
Sale No. 0314
Lot No. 507 Catalog Link

image 1915-24 œ1 gray, l.h., well centered, creased, v.f. appearance, signed Diena (SG 75; œ650) cat. $900 (Cat No. 57)


Fantasy Bid
US$ 1,260

CLOSED
2014-03-18 12:00

Sold (Actual)
US$ 280

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 290

in US$ 290

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

$10,000 Category - 3rd Place - 1 Franc Shades study.
Judges comments: Great concept, you take a small specialized area, you stretch your dollar to maximize the completeness that you want to show and you search for material in several different sales. I think this participant best captured what I would like to see in a competition like this.
Contestant Lot Lot Lot Lot Lot

John Redgrave: 1 Franc Shades study.

A study of the shade varieties of the Ceres 1849 one franc denomination. There seems to be no definitive guide to the actual colours of the variously catalogued shades. I have attempted to list each major shade as a reference.

Total Spent$ 9,878

Lots Won 5

Diff Firms 4

Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 28
Lot No. 6432 Catalog Link

image 1849, Ceres 1 fr. "carmin-cerise", good to wide margins all around, used, fresh colour, fine, signed Calves with certificate (Maury 6 d, 3.100,-) (Tax Method: Margin System)


Fantasy Bid
EUR 1,000

CLOSED
2014-06-03 01:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 900

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EUR 950

in US$ 1,290

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Ghiglione
Sale No. 87
Lot No. 7894 Catalog Link

image 1849. Cerere 1 f. rosso bruno (Yv. 6A). (Cert. Renon, Cert. Terrachini).


Fantasy Bid
EUR 380

CLOSED
2014-02-08 02:00

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EUR 340

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EUR 360

in US$ 489

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

HR Harmer
Sale No. 3005
Lot No. 2305 Catalog Link

image Yvert 7a, 1849/50 1fr Bright vermilion, rich characteristic color, grille cancel, just in at upper left, clear to large margins three sides, Fine and attractive sound example; signed by several and with 1960 Miro certificate (


Fantasy Bid
US$ 6,000

CLOSED
2014-05-16 23:59

Sold (Actual)
US$ 4,500

Sold (Fantasy)
US$ 4,750

in US$ 4,750

YES: Fantasy Bid was greater than actual selling price

Jennes und Kluettermann Auktionshaus
Sale No. 59
Lot No. 1094 Catalog Link

image 1 Fr. orangerot, sogenannte "VERMILLION VIF", farbfrisches rep. Dekorationsstück mit Beanstandungen, besonders schöne klare Gitterraute. Ein ansprechendes Exemplar dieser grossen Klassik-Rarität, die in nahezu allen Sammlungen fehlt, gepr. Göbel, Yve


Fantasy Bid
EUR 2,500

CLOSED
2014-04-04 15:00

Sold (Actual)
EUR 2,200

Sold (Fantasy)
EUR 2,300

in US$ 3,124

PENDING: Fantasy Bid was greater than closing price

Jennes und Kluettermann Auktionshaus
Sale No. 59
Lot No. 1095 Catalog Link

image 1 Fr. karmin, breitrandiges Kabinettstück mit sauberer Raute, sign. und Befund BPSB


Fantasy Bid
EUR 220

CLOSED
2014-04-04 15:00

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EUR 160

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$10,000 Category - Honorable Mention - British Australian States Printed in the Colony.
Judges comments: none.
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British Australian States Printed in the Colony

The colonists in most of the Australian colonies chose to print their own stamps, rather than wait for England to print them. Also, they would have to wait several months before the stamps would be delivered from England. Most colonies of the British Empire waited for stamps to be shipped to them from the "Mother Country", England. New South Wales first stamps, which are nicknamed "Sydney Views" were engraved in Sydney. Tasmania's first stamps, which are nicknamed "Couriers", were engraved in Hobart. Western Australia's first lithograph stamps, which are nicknamed "Swans" were printed in Perth. And my favorite, Victoria's first lithographed stamps, which are nicknamed "Half-Lengths" were printed in Melbourne. Since these stamps were printed in the colonies with deadlines to meet, the printer would do whatever was necessary to get the job done. This has created many varieties, with many being very rare, Any philatelist who studies and collects stamps from the Australian States, will be busy for a lifetime with many rewards.

Total Spent$ 9,817

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Diff Firms 4

BEHR Philatelie
Sale No. 24
Lot No. 5257 Catalog Link

image # 3, 2d. blue on a letter (SG 17). Very Fine.


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BEHR Philatelie
Sale No. 24
Lot No. 5258 Catalog Link

image # 4, 2d. Corner margin. Early impression. Plate II. SG#21. Extremely Fine.


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Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 28
Lot No. 5497 Catalog Link

image 1851, Half Length 1d pale dull red-brown imperforate with good margins around fine used on folded entire with butterfly cancel '1/V' adressed to Geelong with clear 'MELBOURNE / (crown) / MY*7 / 1851 / PORT PHILLIP' and 'GEELONG / (crown) / MY*7 / 185


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Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 28
Lot No. 5531 Catalog Link

image 1854, Swan 4d blue imperforate with clear margins on all sides, unused with part original gum, fine and scarce stamp! SG. £ 450 (Tax Method: Margin System)


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Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Sale No. 28
Lot No. 5534 Catalog Link

image 1855, Swan 1s. pale brown horizontal pair with small part of third stamp at left imperforate with good margins on all sides, unused without gum and horizontal bend at top, scarce pair! SG. £ 950 + (Tax Method: Margin System)


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British Australian States Printed in the Colony Continued... David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 50001 Catalog Link

image 1853 1d Blue unused showing a very distinct "kiss" print, intermediate impression, medium soft yellowish paper, frameline cut into on three sides, couple of thins and minor yellowing, fresh colour, an unusual and desirable variety


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David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 50004 Catalog Link

image 1853 1d Blue unused lower left corner marginal with printer's inscription "Printed by H & C Be", early impression, pos.19, with good to huge margins, closed tears at top, a very fine looking stamp and extremely rare

A stunning showpi


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David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 50018 Catalog Link

image 1853 1d Blue used, intermediate impression, thin hard white paper, good to very large margins, "42" numeral of Macqurie River (rated RR by Avery), very fine to superb


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David Feldman SA
Sale No. 185
Lot No. 50033 Catalog Link

image 1853 4d Orange pl.1 2nd state worn impression mint bottom sheet marginal with original gum, fine margins elsewhere, vertical crease and some minor gum creasing, very fine and scarce mint example in this quality

Provenance: Dale-Licht


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RegencySuperior Auctions
Sale No. 105
Lot No. 2486 Catalog Link

image NEW SOUTH WALES (1) 1850 COLONY SEAL 1d RED ON YELLOWISH WOVE Attractive, sound horizontal pair, postally used with four clear margins. Very fine. Cat $1450.


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