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  • Corinphila Auctions AG Worldwide Rarities Public Auction - November 24-December 2, 2023 Our next scheduled auction will already start Friday and Saturday November 24th/25 with Australian States, Commonwealth of Australia and British West-Africa and will be continued with Europe and Overseas from Monday November 27th through to Saturday Dec. 2nd 2023. A wide range of classic material awaits you in eleven special catalogues and in our 'Europe & Overseas' catalogue, including the third part of the Dubois Australia collection, British East Africa of the Besançon Collection, the Late Brian Moorhouse Haiti Exhibition collection, important GB with the Simon Beresford-Walie (partI) and the Ray Simpson collections. Further the Louis Alemany Spain Incoming Mail as well as first part of Richard Schaefers International Large Gold awarded 'Swiss Federal Mail 1859/54'.

  • Sandafayre Ltd. Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale with all lots shipped free - December 5, 2023 Welcome to this month's Hunter's mail bid sale which includes over 2600 lots. This week features a some of the iconic collecting areas of our wonderful hobby. Firstly, we have some lovely Australian Roos in mint, with inverted watermarks, and OS perfins. The ever popular 1935 Silver Jubilee offers more and more possibilities with the range of varieties which can be found. This week we have varieties from Bahamas, Nyasaland and Seychelles. The high value Key Plates feature well with a nice range from Bermuda. Finally, there are the high values from the 1948 Silver Wedding. This week sees examples from Gambia, Hong Kong and the Falklands. We hope you find plenty of interesting items for your collections. Happy hunting!

  • Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. Great Britain and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History Public Auction - December 5-7, 2023 Welcome to our Great Britain and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History Auction. Session 1: Worldwide Stamps & Postal History (Collections) Featuring the Denis Vandervelde collections of Great Britain Railway & T.P.O Mail, Worldwide Seapost (Part 2), and Worldwide Accountancy Markings. Also foreign, commonwealth, Maritime, Military, Railway & Air mail collections. Session 2: Worldwide Stamps & Postal History (Countries A-Z) Featuring the John Parmenter research collection of French colonial airmail covers, as well as countries Albania to Zanzibar including a superb collection of Ascension Islands. Session 3: Great Britain Stamps & Postal History Featuring the Sheila Deeks collection of Suffolk postal history. Also an excellent collection of 1d blacks, and 1890 UPP Jubilee Exhibitions.

  • Kelleher and Rogers Limited Classic China & Stamps of the People's Republic, with Japan and Other Asia - December 6, 2023 Over 500 lots spanning the entirety of Chinese philately, plus solid Hong Kong postal history, stamps and covers from Mongolia, and extensive classic Japan. Among the singles, sets and collections on offer are highlights including: , London and Second Peking printing Junk die proofs , a part-imprint First Peking $2 Hall of Classics with center inverted (one of the “Four Treasures of the Republic”) , a complete set of used Hweiyuan, Sinkiang Local “Republic” Overprint blocks of four , a mint East China #EC43 with wide left margin (2023 ECL certificate) , pristine Mei Lan-fang souvenir sheet and more.

  • Status International Worldwide Public Auction - December 7, 2023 Public Auction 386 is huge with 3366 lots catering for all types of collectors & dealers - from bulk accumulations and intact collections to desirable single items. The auction offers a huge range of material, with special emphasis on lotting stamps to cater for collectors with varying types of interests and budgets. There is over 1,200 lots of Australia which consist of collections, singles, sets and covers covering all periods, from the Kangaroo issues up to Decimal and contains numerous number of mint & used £1 & £2 top values in all watermarks. General Foreign including small and large collections and almost 2,100 lots of World stamps, covers and single country collections, highlights being in the British Empire sections and the Pacific including New Zealand, Papua and New Guinea. Also a great selection of China, USA, Asia , European and The Americas rarities.

  • Enchères Champagne Auctions (MTM International) Public Live Auction #153 - December 9-10, 2023 Champagne Auctions and MTM International are pleased to present our fall 2023 stamp auction. Containing 887 lots of Canadian and International stamps, this sale will certainly be of interest. This auction is part of the MTM International closing sale and will be followed by several other sales. This sale will be public, you will have the pleasure of being able to participate. We hope that many of you will come and meet us. Some highlights: Canada - Canada Province, Canada collections and Worldwide Aden to Zambia. We are sure that you will find in this sale the stamps you are looking for your collection. We would like to sincerely thank you for your support.

Featured Stamp or Cover - eZine!!!

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    From Dowager Empress Commemorative Issue & Surcharges The Wen Sun Kong Collection - Kelleher and Rogers Limited - December 5, 2023 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 183 - 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 1st printing, 2c. on 2ca. green (Chan 67. Scott 58), bright characteristic first printing color, usual rough perforations, centered to the lower left as are the other two recorded examples of this great rarity, unused with large part original gum, hinge remainders, a couple of small light red lines on reverse, possibly the offset from a quadrillé notebook in which some sheets were kept (the Quintin Tan Kok Tin example also had red m....Est. HK$1,500,000-2,000,000 Currently HK$ 750,000

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    From Worldwide & Great Britain Stamps & Postal History - Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. - December 5-7, 2023 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 461 - MAY 1911 REGISTERED COVER TO GB INC. BISECT: 24 May 1911 Regd. 'Barker' cover to Todmorden bearing KEVII 1d red, 4d orange (bisected vertically) and 5d purple & ultramarine in horiz. pair. All tied by single strikes of type Z2 Ascension cds. Also, a blue & white Registration label also cancelled with the same Z2 cds. London 8 Jul. 1911 arrival backstamp. Very attractive..... Currently GBP 340

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    From The Flagship Series - Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC - November 13-16, 2023 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 2 - 1840, Queen Victoria First Issue, 1d black (Scott 1), Plate V, position D-J, regummed, an attractive example in deep black, four-margined if tight; soiled per accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, a first-class addition to any #1 collection, with 2023 R.P.S.L. certificate.
    SG 2 (AS 25).
    Scott $14,250 for o.g.....Estimate $3,000-4,000 Sold for US$ 2,300

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    From Public Auction 515 - No Buyer's Fee - Modern Stamps, Inc. - December 2, 2023 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 121 - 1398a "16 c. Pyle", 1971 Issue, 3 Diff. P# Blks., Untagged (Bureau Precancel), Sound Cond., OG, MNH, F-VF, "Durland" Cat. Value is $2,250.00....700.00 Currently US$ 550

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    From India Specialized Auction #10 - Stampbay, Inc - September 16, 2023 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 31 - India Essays and Specimens: Color Trial of the 1895 QV 2r in green and reddish-mauve. Unissued color. Rare US$0.... Sold for US$ 500

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    From Box & Country Lot Sale #F692 - No Buyer's Premium! - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - Dec. 1, 2023 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 6019 - 1917, 7c BLACK MINT NEVER HINGED GRADED '95', #507, exceptionally well-centered and fresh, extremely fine/superb, with 2008 PSE cert. graded '95', SMQ $375.00....$300 Currently US$ 300

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    Exploring Stamps on "The Cattle in the Storm" by Graham Beck, (full article or video), (video), (catalog)

    Graham Beck, from the Youtube video channel, "Exploring Stamps" does an amazing job introducing the next generation to Philately. His latest video looks at the United States "Cattle in the Storm" to ask the question... "Is this the most Beatiful U.S. Stamp"?

    Let's show Graham some love and visit his site and take a listen. In the video he mentions Canada's "Bluenose" as a contender for the most Beautiful stamp of all -- so in my video we will look at both stamps.

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    • November 14th, the new record for a single C3a 24¢ Invert Position 49, sold to a SAN Live bidder for $1,350,000 + the buyers commission -- this is 2nd place on the all-time highest prices paid using Live Bidding. The bidder was asked if he wanted to be on the phone, and he said, "No I'm fine with StampAuctionNetwork Live".See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
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Feature Auctions

  • Dr. Reinhard Fischer Auktionen Worldwide Public Auction of Stamps, Coins and Collections - December 1, 2023 Dr. Reinhard Fischer's auction house will be presenting its 195th auction on 1 December, 2023. Almost 4,700 lots with a total starting price of EUR 1,5 Million EUR will be auctioned. The auction offers rarities like: German States: good offer rare values in very fine quality like Sleswig Holstein MiNo. 1a and 2b used from old estate, German Empire: interesting offer incl. air mail stamp MiNo. IV with inverted overprint MNH **, German colonies: wide offer, incl. many sought after such as P.O. China 50 Pfg with inverted handstruck overprint on cover, German occupation: a valuable offer incl. Dunkirke MiNo. 1 with printing date MNH **, only 2 ex. known, Germany past 1945: a rich offer incl. FRG MiNo. 113 on paper w/o watermark with plate flaw MNH ** - unique , Europa and Overseas interesting offer incl. esp. Austria with rare classic items, booklets and telegraph stamps.

  • Kelleher and Rogers Limited The Wen Sun Kong Collection of Dowager Empress Commemorative Issue & Surcharges - December 5, 2023 Kelleher & Rogers is honored to present this extensive and specialized collection of the 1894-97 Dowager Empress 60th Birthday issue. China’s first commemorative stamps have become iconic with their multiple printings and surcharge varieties. The Wen Sun Kong collection is one of the most elaborate holdings ever assembled of this issue.

  • classicphil GmbH Just Stamps Public Auction - December 6-7, 2023 Welcome to our 21st auction just in time before Christmas! The auctionn features international and national rarities from the British Commonwealth, Asia, USA as well as an excellent selection of Austrian specialties. We are particularly pleased to receive outstanding lots from collections from Cape of Good Hope, British stamps used abroad, East Africa, Australia, Specimen, Lombardy-Venetia and India. The first day of the auction is Austria with Lombardy-Venetia and Europe. On the second day it is the turn of Arabia, Great Britain, the British Commonwealth, Asia with India and China and the USA. We hope you enjoy browsing through our catalog!

  • abacus auctions Australia, Ausrtalian Colonies & Territories and Worldwide Stamps - December 6-8, 2023 Sale 254 offers 2,300+ lots with estimates of over A$1,500,000. Day 1 begins with the Dr Don Pearce South Australia Postal History & Postal Markings, and concludes with hundreds of Australia & Worldwide Stamps collection & accumulation lots and Picture Postcards. Day 2 features Australia, Australian Colonies & Territories and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History with strong Asia-Pacific sections including China from German Post Offices to PRC, India including used in Aden, New Zealand with spectacular errors and Norfolk Island & Pitcairn Island stamps & covers. Day 3 is devoted to Australia & Worldwide Militaria, Medals, Coins & Banknotes followed by Sporting Memorabilia, Cigarette & Trade Cards and General Collectables. Payment by Visa, Mastercard & American Express accepted without any credit card surcharge.

  • Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC The Jack Shartsis Mexico Collection - December 7, 2023 The Shartsis sale of Mexico is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors to acquire elusive and in some cases unique items that have been off the market for many decades. The ultimate collector, Jack formed many exceptional collections, with this being his most-prized and cherished holding. Quality and rarity are a common thread and one will have a hard time finding a single item that isn’t worthy of the finest collection. Many of the items are from the renowned collections of Follansbee, Laranga, Aguirre, Honeywell and others. Many hundreds of M.E.P.S.I. certificates are included; almost every lot has at least one. Serious Mexico collectors should take notice.

  • Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Collections, Stocks and Accumulations of the World - December 12-13, 2023 Our end-of-year Collection Sale 793 features many valuable, intact consignments with several standouts, including the largest stock lots we have had the pleasure to bring to market. We have done our best to post online images of as much of these collections as we could, but some of these behemoths need to be seen to be believed, making an in-person or live FaceTime viewing essential. We will accommodate as much of this as we can, but obviously space and times are limited, so contact us as early as possible to arrange either.

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