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Feature Auctions

  • abacus auctions Australia, Australian Colonies & Territories and Worldwide Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcard - May 21-24, 2024 Sale 256 offers almost 3,000 lots over four days with estimates exceeding A$2,000,000. The feature section is Australian Colonies spanning the first two days of the sale with numerous rarities including NSW Proofs & Forgeries, specialised South Australia, Malcolm Groom's Tasmanian Postal Stationery, as well as hundreds of postal history items, concluding with Picture Postcards. Day 3 starts with Australian collections, Kangaroos, KGV Heads, three Ross Smith flight vignette covers, etc followed by World collections & accumulations, British Commonwealth, Europe including first issues from Belgium and Colonies, Kiautschou and Luxemburg, modern rarities from Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, and some gems from the United States. Day 4 is devoted to 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.


  • Gert Mueller GmbH 122nd Auction - May 22-25, 2024 The 122nd international Gert Mueller Auction will take place from May 22nd to 25th 2024. It includes numerous rare single lots with many rarities from various European countries as well as Germany. Also many collections, large estates and cover lots will also be offered.


  • Le Timbre Classique Worldwide Public Auction #12 - May 27, 2024 Welcome to our auction 12 featuring, classic France & Colonies, China, Spain, US and more.


  • Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC US & Possessions, British and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History - June 3-5, 2024 Presenting over 1300 lots spanning the globe. The sale begins with a 1586 letter from Queen Elizabeth I’s Principal Secretary to the Sheriff of Nottingham, followed by solid Great Britain pound-value stamps, Machin trial colors, and British Commonwealth running from Ascension to Zululand. British North America follows, with three mint $5 Jubilees (one never hinged) and an outstanding holding of Canadian Federal and Provincial Revenues, while Worldwide offers classic China, Czech proofs, Denmark #1 and advertising booklets, and more besides.


  • Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co KG Worldwide Public Auction - June 10-14, 2024 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.


  • Cherrystone Auctions The Alfred F. Kugel Collection - June 18-19, 2024 We are pleased to present our June 18-19, 2024 auction, featuring Part One of the Alfred F. Kugel collection of Postal History of the world, being sold on behalf of the American Philatelic Society. The first of many to follow, this sale is only a sample of the vast amount of material yet to be presented. We begin with United States Dollar values on cover, U.S. States Postal Agencies in the Far East, U.S. International Registration Exchange Labels, U.S. Intervention in Mexico and Registered Mail from U.S. Possessions. There is a splendid selection of the International Intervention in China during the Boxer Rebellion, extensive showing of German Colonies in China and the Pacific, with dozens of rare and unusual items.


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    From Al Kugel Collection Part one - Cherrystone Auctions - June 18-19, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 3279 - 1901 2m dark blue, handstamped "China", unused with some original gum, white album page adhesion, signed Roger Calves, Bothe, etc. A tremendous rarity, listed but unpriced in Michel, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate ("this is the only known unused Tientsin overprint of this value, key stamp not only to the collection of German Offices in China, but to German Colonies in general"). A gem of Al Kugel's collection and an unprecedented opportunity to acquire this unique item, ex-Ferrary coll....Est.US$75,000 Currently US$ 70,000

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    From The Flagship Series - Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC - June 3-5, 2o24 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 152 - War Savings, 1918, $5 green (Van Dam FWS2), a gorgeous used example, fresh and perfectly centered, canceled with neat manuscript and a clear Toronto-Station E c.d.s., Feb 5, 1919, Extremely Fine.
    Van Dam C$1,500 ($1,110).....Estimate $750-1,000 Currently US$ 375

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    From Worldwide & Great Britain Stamps & Postal History - Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. - June 4-5, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 951 - MERCANTILE PAPERS - ORIGINAL GIANT "UNIFORM Penny Postage... A PETITION Lies here...ONLY ONE DAY" POSTER: Very large [c.4] July 1839 wall poster (c.24 inches wide by 19½ inches high) produced by the 'Mercantile Committee on Postage' for the final stage of their campaign for Cheap Postage, encouraging Londoners to sign Petitions in favour of Uniform Penny Postage, just before the final crucial votes in Parliament. This is MP3/12 of which only two other examples have been recorded, and this is in .... Currently GBP 800

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    From US Classics and Country Lots - StampAuctionNetwork - June 14th --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 16 - State Department, 1873, $10 green & black (O70), bright color and full, lightly hinged original gum; AN AMAZING $10 STATE; THE ONLY RECIPIENT OF AN XF 90, THE HIGHEST GRADE YET AWARDED BY PSE. This was the 2nd of the two stamps purchased to test whether a fractional NFT would work. It was purchased as it was both the best copy available both by price history and by quality. Last sold at Siegel for $14,000 plus buyer's premium, previously offered by Matthew Bennett and Siegel where in 20....Suggested Bid CV. $13,000 Currently US$ 13,000

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    From "Paradise" LIVE Winthrop Part 4 U.S. Stamps & Plate Blocks - No Reserves - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - June 1, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 796 - 1908, 1c BLUE GREEN HORIZONTAL COIL PAR MINT, #318, fresh with great color, o.g. with traces of hinging, fine-very fine, rare, both stamps signed by G B Sloane in pencil and with small oval purple expert's h.s., with 1984 P.F. cert., cat. $11,000.00....US$1,000 Currently US$ 1,000

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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.

    For the Complete Article or Video Click (here) To Watch a Video with Bonus content using the StampAuctionNetwork Data Click (here) To Browse the Auction Sale Click (here)


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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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    • 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.
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    • 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
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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!
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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.
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    • 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.
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Feature Auctions

  • Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC United States & Worldwide Coins & Banknotes - May 22, 2024 Bank notes start off with some Worldwide with a strong section of Mexico including specimen notes, followed by both graded and raw US notes. There is a nice selection of both silver- and gold-related Bullion items with several nice intact country/area collections including the US. Then come US coins ranging from half cents through silver dollars with many key dates present, both raw and graded, including some juicy up-side groups and finishing with a selection of gold, proof/mint set holdings and a nice lot of tokens.

    An excellent opportunity for collector or trader alike to add to a collection or inventory for resale.

    Featuring: , Thomas I. Crimando Collection , David Tanner Collection , Robert Milardo Collection , Norman King Collection , Raymonde Jette Collection , Jay D. Smith Collection , Gerlinde Marx Stevens Collection , Plus the collections of other consignors


  • Stampbay, Inc India Exclusive Auction - May 25, 2024 We are glad to announce our 13th India and British Commonwealth Auction to be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Although this auction covers most aspect of Indian philately, it specifically has strong sections of Pre-stamp covers, 1854 1st issues, India used Abroad and Gandhi to name a few. Some highlights include: 1816 Madras Shipletter intaglio , 1828 Horatio Hardy signed cover, 1854 ½a vermillion 9½ arches blk/4, 1935 Graf Zeppelin with Silver Jubilee Error stamp - unique, 1948 Gandhi 10r complete sheet, 1948 Gandhi 1½a Service complete sheet, British Commonwealth - overprints on India - almost complete selection.


  • Le Timbre Classique Worldwide Public Auction #11 - May 29, 2024 Welcome to our auction 11 featuring: , Great Britain and British Empire including Nigeria and Gold Coast , classic France , Switzerland , Liberia The sale is conducted in Swiss Franc.


  • Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. Great Britain and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History Public Auction - June 4-5, 2024 Welcome to our Great Britain and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History Auction. Session 1 features: the Bob Spencer Collection of South & Central America; the Ray Hull collection of Falmouth Packet & Transatlantic Mails; the Denis Vandervelde collection of Worldwide Seapost (Part 3); the Ashley Lawrence FRPSL Siege of Paris Ballon Monté collection; the John Lea FRPSL collection of Military Postal History; the Norman Watson collection of Abyssinia Field Force postal history. Also foreign, commonwealth, Maritime, Military, Railway & Air Mail collections, and countries Aden to Israel. Session 2 features: a superb collection of Morocco Agencies stamps & postal history, as well as countries Italy to Zanzibar.


  • StampAuctionNetwork US Classics of Exceptional Quality and Starter Collection Lots - June 14, 2024 This sale features two stamps that were purchased as an experiment to test the creation of fractional owned stamps using NFTs and block chain technology. Both stamps, an 1861 24c Grayish Lilac (78a), and a State Department 1873 $10 green and black (O70) are both the best copies available by quality and price history. We also include a number of very high quality US Classics, including an 85E 12c Black Z Grill, a 1894 4c Black Newspaper stamp (PR92). We are continuing our efforts to bring new collectors to auctions by offering a number of starter country collection lots.


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