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  • Sandafayre Ltd. Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale with all lots shipped free - January 31, 2023 Welcome to this month's Hunter's mail bid sale which includes over 2800 lots. More Seahorses from the extensive herd which cantered to our offices. We have two £1 Waterlow horses – one with the ‘Specimen’ overprint – which head the herd. But with plenty of others to reign-in you really are spoilt for choice. There are some fine high value stamps from around the Commonwealth with the Straits Settlements KGV $25 and a $10, KEVII featuring. The triangles from COGH hope provide another popular area. We have a good range for all budgets but the 1d wood-block is a worthy of consideration. There is also a good range of collections throughout which offer great value. We hope you find plenty of interesting items for your collections. Happy hunting!


  • Raritan Stamps, Inc. Live Bidding Auction #95: Worldwide Air Post stamps and Postal History, Philatelic Rarities of the World - February 2-3, 2023 Live Bidding Auction #95, "Worldwide Air Post Stamps and Postal History, Philatelic Rarities of the World". The Sale contains 1224 lots and represents the property of 36 owners. Among the highlights are: Over 120 lots related to Worldwide Air Post, including Zeppelin Flights Postal History of various countries; Beautiful selection of US and Canada classic stamps and modern errors; Nice range of the People's Republic of China lots, including Gold Fishes, Chrysanthemums, Stage Arts of Mei Lan-fang, Views of Yellow Mountains and other long sets, several Culture Revolution items; Valuable French, Italian, Liechtenstein and Monaco lots; A part of the Highly Awarded Collection of Wenden and Russian Zemstvo material; Outstanding Ukrainian material from renowned Collections of J. Bulat, Dr. Seichter and Dr. Zelonka.


  • Sam Houston Philatelics, Inc. Internet, Mail, and Phone Auction 3100 - February 15, 2023 The sale contains 583 lots, with material in all price ranges and something for everyone, collectors and dealers alike. UNITED STATES, There are (67) U.S. lots, with (30) lots of nice Classics, Pictorials and Banknotes. Highlights include Lot 3, an unused #22 with certificate (small flaw), and Lot 28 NH copy of #205 . There are (37) lots among Columbians, Trans-Mississippi, Pan-American, etc., with a few Washington/Franklins. The 1930 to Date section offers (13) lots, with about (5) Graded, mostly GEM 100.


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    From Auction #344 - Dutch Country Auctions - January 17-19, 2023 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 446 - 292 F-VF H, OG, Blk/4, $1 black "Cattle in Storm" right margin Blk, w/ copy of 1990 PF Cert (for Blk/9).... Cat. $7,000 Sold for US$ 2,100

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    From Tour de Cure Sale for Diabetes - StampAuctionNetwork - November 4th --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 1 - Subject to some special terms below, A autographed and incribed copy of Bill Gross's book, The "William H. Gross Collection - United States Classics, 1847–1869" . This is an extraordinarily high quality publication that faithfully and exquisit....Suggested Bid CV. Est. $500 Sold for US$ 1,100

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    Rare stamps: the 1935 Silver Jubilee Prussian Blue stamp by Stamp Collector, (full article or video), (video), (catalog)

    The rare 1935 Silver Jubilee 'Prussian Blue' stamp is one of the most desirable stamps issued during the reign of King George V. Find out more about this stamp rarity in our special stamp guide.

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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.
    • June 20, 2018 -- StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding was thoroughly test and performed exceptionally. We had 7 bidders participate in the test, They bid on 40 lots in the Siegel International Sale, they won 8 lots, won all the ties, bought lots totalling $14,500, and saved $1,650 at a cost of $145. Unattended Live fees are waived in June, 2018 to anyone who uses the service. You must join StampAuctionNetwork Basic or Extended features at some level (trial, BASIC, Extended, or PowerUser), but that can be as little as $9.95/year. Fees are 1% of the hammer price.
    • June 13, 2018 -- StampAuctionNetwork goes over $1 Billion! (adjusted for currency). With the addition of a number of recent David Feldman SA sales, and the restoration of Shreves Sales 7-39, 151-157, and 161-162 (31,000 lots with PR's of 45 million), StampAuctionNetwork officially crosses the $1 Billion mark in prices realized. No other auction site has this significant a database of prices realized.
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    • December 20, 2017. Record Breaking Results. SAN Bidders broke the record for percent of Sales sold for a major sale. Over 83% of Robert A Siegel's sale 1173 sold to SAN bidders, with another 11% of Lots where the SAN bidder was the underbidder. Only 6% of lots sold without SAN competition.
    • June 9th, 2016. Live Bidding results at WSS-NY 2016. Even though the entire world was at WSS, SAN Live bidders who were not at the show brought home great stamps. Live Bidders won $1,059,000 of lots offered by the four auction houses at WSS, and were the underbidders on another $700,000 worth of material, bringing the total impact of SAN live bidders to $1,734,000. Thank you live bidders!
    • May 29, 2016. Live Bidding at World Stamp Show-NY 2016. We are pleased to announce that all of the auctioneers at WSS-NY 2016 will also make their auctions available to StampAuctionNetwork bidders using our live bidding platform on any device. You can bid from anywhere in the world, or even the auction room floor using StampAuctionNetwork's live bidding.
    • April 18th, 2016. Tour de Cure Charity Auction to Benefit the American Diabetes Association. Our 4th annual auction for diabetes was a record breaker! Over $45,000 was raised that will go directly to research efforts to cure diabetes. My ride will be May 14th and 15th. Thanks again to all our auction sponsors who made generous donations of stamps and covers for the auction, and to our collector friends who also made contributions. A special thanks to Daniel Kelleher LLC who at the last minute provided some excellent Asia material which was hotly contested. When the dust had settled, Kelleher was responsible for over $30,000 of the $45,500 total. Paradise Vally and Earl P.L. Apfelbaum also made large contributions.
    • December 31, 2014. Announcing StampAuctionNetwork for Mobile Devices! Just click on the link or go to mStampAuctions.com or StampAuctionMobile.com to use StampAuctionNetwork on any of your mobile devices. The new interface has been in development for a year now, and has been tested by our own StampAuctionNetwork mobile evaluation team, so it is ready for general use. Please send any additional feedback my way!
    • July 10, 2014. The 1st Fantasy Philately! contest is concluded. See the Results!
    • June 26, 2014, a 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b) sold in the Siegel Rarities of the World to a SAN Live Bidder for $290,000. See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
    • May 13, 2014, a few new records for SAN Live Bidders. The C3a 24¢ Invert Position 89, sold to a SAN Live bidder for $230,000. Interestingly, it last sold to a different SAN Live bidder two years earlier for $150,000.See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
    • April 1, 2014. The 2nd Annual TourdeCure Charity Auction for the American Diabetes Association realized over $11,000. The autographed copy of Bill Gross's book sold for $775.
    • November 5, 2013. Announcing "Fantasy Philately" at StampAuctionNetwork.com
    • June 25, 2013, SAN Live Bidders shattered several 6 year records which I did not think would be broken. First the new record for a single lot sold to a live bidder is $1,950,000 breaking the old record of $650,000. The new monthly record is already over $5 million which breaks the previous monthly record of $4.3 million. See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
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    • March 29, 2013 - A record month at StampAuctionNetwork. 3,931 lots sold to 476 different live bidders for $3,870,432 for the month of March, 2013!
    • March 29, 2013 ** New Records** See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
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    • Dec 14th, 2011. Non US Live bidders take most of Kelleher Delta Collection. 51% of the sale went to Live Bidders, but the US made up only 10% of that. Most went to Saudia Arabian, Egyptian, and UAE bidders.
    • October 31, 2011 - A record month at StampAuctionNetwork. 2,985 lots sold to 620 different live bidders for $3,851,952 for the month of October, 2011!
    • June, 2007. $650,000 record for a lot sold on the Internet, $3.1 Million, record for a day, $4.3 Million to Live Bidders for the month.
    • October 16, 2011 - Another busy live bidding week. 1534 lots were sold to live bidders totaling $1.3 million and 348 different winning bidders participated in auctions by Siegel, Apfelbaum, and Kelleher.
    • August 19-20, 2011 - a record 171 different live bidders were sucessful in the Spink Shreve's Collector's series sale.
    • June 4-5, 2010 - 137 different Live Bidders took home a record 837 lots totaling $660,000 at the Harmers Sale.
    • March 12, 2010 - A record 154 Live Bidders took home 515 lots totaling $672,635 at Spink Shreve's Collector's series sale.
    • Robert A. Siegel sells over 40% of Sale 983 to Live Bidders - February 23, 2010
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    • September 13, 2008 - A record 130 Live Bidders took home 796 lots totaling $817,000 at Spink Shreve's Collector's series sale.
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    • October 21-24, 2010 - a record 174 different Live Bidders took home a record 1014 lots totaling $576,215 at the Daniel Kelleher Sale.
    • $2.7 Million to Live Bidders in April, 2009
    • $2.5 Million to Live Bidders in May, 2008,

Feature Auctions

  • Status International Worldwide Public Auction - February 2, 2023 Public Auction 378 is huge with 8,488 lots catering for all types of collectors & dealers - from bulk accumulations and intact collections to desirable single items. This 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 2,600 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 5,600 lots of World stamps, covers and single country collections, highlights being in the British Empire sections and the Pacific including Papua and New Guinea. Also a great selection of Asia , European and The Americas rarities.


  • Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World - February 7-8, 2023 This 1,366 lot sale features better United States, including a specialized collection assembled by a Japanese gentleman. Foreign countries feature Albania, with rare 1913 Double Eagle handstamps, Austria, France and Colonies, Germany with WWII Occupation Issues, Great Britain and British Commonwealth include rare perfin Officials from Australia, solid BNA, New Zealand, British Asia with Malaysian States and British Africa. There are rarities from Iran, including postal history, Italy, Italian States and Italian Colonies, a collection of hand-painted Karl Lewis covers and much more. The auction concludes with over two hundred Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums and specialized collections to multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.


  • Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co KG Worldwide Public Auction - February 20-24, 2023 This auction offers a wide variety of remarkable items from all over the world, including unique pieces, world rarities and post-historically important items of all kinds. Liechtenstein collectors will find some remarkable lots in the Special Section. Special Note: we offer a letter (lot 2727) from the Ukrainian war zone, where all proceeds will be donated to Ukrainian orphans.


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