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  • Kelleher and Rogers Limited Three Select Rarities of The People's Republic of China - June 29, 2022 Kelleher & Rogers is proud to present this special auction of the People’s Republic of China. The three stamps offered here are not only treasured by collectors, but also stand out as important cultural icons of modern China, embodying its sociopolitical history and mirroring its economic development. As such, they rank among the most famous and desirable philatelic items of the modern era. They are: 1968 “Whole Country is Red” 8 fen Workers, Peasants, Soldier and Map of China. 1968 “Great Victory of the Cultural Revolution”. 1980 “Year of the Monkey” 8 fen, a complete post office fresh mint sheet of eighty.

  • Paradise Valley Stamp Company Box & Country Lot Sale F647 - No Buyer's Premium - July 1, 2022 In this sale we have included a range of Sperati forgeries incl. a number listed in the BPA Sperati II book, Algeria incl. many varieties, China 1931-1949 Postal History, French Colonies General Issues, Eritrea 1935-45 Postal History, US plate blocks and back-of-the-book, as always a bit of Belgium and France along with numerous other foreign countries, Denmark mint never hinged singles, numerous British Colonies singles as well as collection lots incl. British West Indies with Bahamas and Barbados, further Falkland Islands, Grenada, Malaya and much more.

  • Sandafayre Ltd. Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale - July 5, 2022 This Sandafayre sale includes over 3,000 lots with estimates ranging from £40-£3,000. The huge variety of countries includes Great Britain from Penny Blacks to 2000's printers' proofs, Commonwealth countries with Canada including New Brunswick imperf pairs, some hard-to-find Jamaica surcharge varieties, a big Malaya States and Straits Settlements range featuring plenty of high values and surcharge varieties, Sudan with officials and Postage Dues, Malta including KGV high values and a wide selection of 1935 Silver Jubilee varieties. "Foreign" countries include Austria with rare miniature sheets , with a super range of Greece Large Hermes heads, United States with early classics including "grills" and many more. We also have topical collections including birds, butterflies and marine life, and a good selection of mixed country collections and sorter cartons.

  • Stanley Gibbons  The David Spivack FRPSL Admiral Collection - Part 1 - July 6, 2022 Of the nineteen Admiral duties in the series, the focus of this sale and Part 2 to come later this year, is on the fifteen bi-colour duties. Their complexity is highlighted by the number of plates, dies, and printings deployed by the printer, Waterlow and Sons. For example, there was a range of eight to 27 printings per each duty. These printings are comprehensively represented in these sales. The earliest pre-stamp letter known in private hands. These sales are arranged by duty no ng the Admiral Handbook’s reference numbers to facilitate identification and better appreciate the challenging and rewarding aspects of the BSAC Admiral stamps. In addition to the excellent representation of the dies and printings there is an abundance of rarities and multiples to peruse.

  • Vance Auctions Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale - July 20, 2022 Welcome to our July 20th auction with over 6,400 lots. Some highlights are: terrific United States including key stamps with Certificates, plus Proofs, imperforates and errors; Zeppelin covers from Germany and other countries; Canada from 19th Century classics up to modern including used Jubilee blocks and a used Inverted Seaway error; strong Canadian Revenues including scarce Law Stamps; worldwide postal history, covers and postcards including many illustrated advertising covers; nice British Commonwealth with scarcer singles and sets; great Canada Semi-Official Airmails with stamps, covers and full panes; hundreds of larger lots including collections, estate lots, dealer stocks and accumulations. No buyer’s fee. Major credit cards accepted. Bids can be submitted via SAN, email, telephone or fax. Bidding will continue until Midnight EDT on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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    From Box & Country Sale F647 - No Buyer's Premium - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - July 1, 2022 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 7091 - ALGERIA 1926-30 AIR POST EXPOSITION AND AIR CLUB MEETS STAMPS AND COVERS, 1926 Marseille - Alger stamps and labels, 1930 Alger Air Post Exposition three covers and 1930 Alger - Tunis air post labels and a cover, fine-very fine....$250 Currently US$ 250

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    From Worldwide & Great Britain Stamps & Covers - Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. - June 21-23, 2022 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 2402 - 1929 £1 BLACK PUC - RARE USED ON AIRMAIL PARCEL WRAPPER - 1 July 1933 large part parcel wrapper (sympathetically folded for display) to Calcutta, with £1 PUC used in conjunction with 10/- blue & 5/- red seahorses and 1/- bistre (2), 4d grey-green & 1d red profile head issues, giving a total franking of £1/17/5d. There is minor creasing and perf faults to all stamps, as might be expected from a parcel, though overall appearance is very pleasing; a "KARACHI-CALCUTTA/FIRST AIRMAIL" boxed datestamp .... Currently GBP 480

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Feature Auctions

  • Le Timbre Classique Traditional Paris "Vente sur Offres" Mail Sale with no Buyer’s Co - June 30, 2022 LE TIMBRE CLASSIQUE - Auction N°40 Our traditional Paris "Vente sur Offres" mail sale with no buyer’s commission featuring: Lots of stamps, classic and modern along with lots of covers with strength in French colonies.

  • Universal Philatelic Auctions Wonderful Worldwide Postal Auction with No Buyer's Premium - July 5, 2022 Continuing over 20 years tradition of their Unique Reducing Estimate Auctions PLUS No Buyer's Premium Universal Philatelic Auctions (UPA) presents one of their most valuable ever mail-bid sales closing at 5pm Tuesday 5th July 2022. The auction offers 22,483 lots to the value of £2,053,980 GBP ($3,080,970 USD) comprising worldwide Collections, Sets, Singles, Covers, Proofs, High Values, Rarities, Topicals, FEO etc ... from the broadest range of regions including high quality classic Great Britain, British Empire, British Africa, British North America, India, Europe, British Asia, Asia with China, US and much more. Highlights once again include remarkable particularly strong in GB with High Values, British Empire plus exceptional Europe and overseas, with very good USA and many other countries too numerous to mention. It's so easy to test UPA - if you are a New Bidder you may qualify for UPA's Introductory Offer - £55 GBP ($75 USD) OFF your first invoice if you spend £75 GBP ($102 USD) or more**

  • Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. The David Brown Collection of Great Britain Stamps & Covers Auction - July 6, 2022 Welcome to The David Brown Collection of Great Britain Stamps & Covers Auction featuring a superb collection of 1840 1d Blacks, 1840 2d Blues, 1841 1d Reds, and 1841 2d Blues. Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 12pm GMT Lots 2001 - 2463

  • Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World - July 12-14, 2022 This 1,713-lot sale features United States and Possessions, with 19th & 20th Century single rarities, 1869 Inverted Centers, Special Printings, graded items, Plate Blocks and back of the book material. Foreign countries include Austria, China, Egypt, France and Colonies, Germany with a selection of WWII Occupation Issues, as well as WWI covers from POW Camps, including Japan. Great Britain and British Commonwealth feature high values from Australia, BNA and British Africa. There are rarities from Iran, including postal history, Italy and Italian Colonies, Nepal, Netherlands and Colonies, Panama, Russia and other collecting areas. The auction concludes with over two hundred Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums, specialized collections to multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.2

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