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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. - The Bill Byerley Collection of Nicaragua Part I - November 12, 2019 The Bill Byerley Collection of Nicaragua is almost certainly the largest holding of this fascinating country ever to be offered at public auction. Ranging from the first issue all the way through the 1930s, this first catalogue includes a great number of exhibit-worthy items that have been off the market for decades. Proofs, mint stamps and multiples, varieties, and postal history are all highlighted, making for an exceptionally well-rounded offering. Particular highlights include: 1862 5c First Issue strip of five on large piece (Lot 105); 1921 Centenary of Independence Issue single-frame exhibit collection (Lot 254); 1932 1c Yellow brown Airmail, double overprint, one inverted, with “1232” error in strip of five (Lot 285)


Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG - Worldwide Public Aucion - November 14-16, 2019 The 167th Felzmann stamp auction offers a particularly wide range of airmail and Zeppelin mail. Enthusiasts of Asian philately can also look forward to interesting lots from China and Thailand. Although traditionally a large collection area, this time it is so large that it will not only be going under the hammer on the auction Saturday but will already begin on the Friday afternoon. There is also a wide range of numismatic material on offer, catering for the interests of all kinds of coin collectors. Highlighted Areas: Zeppelin- & Airmail, Astrophilately; Overseas A-Z, Europe A-Z; Former German States; German Reich; German Colonies, Danzig/Memel/Sarre, German Occupation WW I & II; Germany since 1945; Thematic, Postcards; Coins and Medals


H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. - United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections - November 13-14, 2019 Our sale of United States, British, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections a delightful array of material from all corners of the globe. We are proud to offer several unique New Zealand artists’ drawings, a largely complete collection of People’s Republic of China, a wide variety of United States 1847 stamps both used and on cover, and much more. Several key lots include: US 1847 10c used on cover from Toronto, Canada (Lot 1039); 1918 Airmail cover autographed by Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson (Lot 1571A); Original artist drawing for unissued ½d New Zealand Edward VIII stamp (Lot 2100)?PRC 1962 Mei Lan-fang souvenir sheet mint (Lot 2245)


Viennafil Auktionen - Public Auction: Europe, Italy, Italian City States and Austria - November 12-14, 2019 Our autumn auction impresses with a variety of highlights: The second part of the collection of the "Kingdom of the Two Sicilies", collected over decades with many extraordinary pieces; the post-historical collection "Old Italian States" with many rarities; The Postal History Collection "Valtellina" with Lombardy-Veneto cancellations; The first part of the most important collection of post-historical "Tripoli di Barberia", a significant offer of Lombardy-Veneto and Austria; An interesting offer of pristine collections and estates from private hands. We offer more than 3,200 lots of the following areas: Austria with about 800 lots; Lombardy-Veneto with over 450 lots; Italy and territories with over 1450 lots; Europe and overseas with over 200 lots; Coins about 50 lots and about 250 collections from private hands.


Enchères Champagne Auctions (MTM International) - Public Live Auction #147 - November 16-17, 2019 We are pleased to present our upcoming 2019 Autumn Auction from Champagne Auctions, which includes 775 Canadian & International lots. You will find a superb selection of specialized Canadian stamps (223 lots) including a nice selection of classic, mint & used stamps, F to VF with */**, a selection of 39 lots of Revenue stamps, including some rarities in Tobacco & Liquor. On the world side, you can find in singles, blocks, series and specialized collections: France (78), including a selection of Ceres and Napoleon, its colonies and offices, Germany (20), Israel (17), a very nice specialized selection of Italy, Aegean Island, its offices and Colonies (130), Libya (14), San Marino (16), Somalia (18), United States (47), Vatican City (22) , Worldwide (25) & many + to see..


Sandafayre Ltd. - Internet/Mail Sale - November 19, 2019 With over 3600 lots on offer our latest sale is sure to have something for everyone! We have everything from sought after single stamps and sets to exhibition standard collections and even multi-carton sorter lots! Make sure you don't miss the following: From The Fabulous "Imperial" Collection; South African Republics - Boer War Issues for Mafeking & Vryburg; Australian States - New South Wales & Western Australia; GB 1840 1d Blacks; Extensive Early To Modern Collection plus hundreds of Commonwealth lots, Great Britain lots, European lots – All countries in the world from Aden to Zululand! There are also some great sorter lots and collections. Remember, all the lots we sell come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.


Gert Müller GmbH - Worldwide Public Auction - November 22-23, 2019 The 105th Gert Müller auction offers a large and valuable range of material from the whole world with the main emphasis on Germany. It contains many single lots with classic period rarities from Switzerland and German states as well as the recently rediscovered trial cancellation from Riedbach (estimate €50,000). In a special catalogue we offer the first part of a very valuable, fine quality collection of German area from 1872 onwards. Furthermore, this auction contains a wide range of collections and lots with estimated starting prices from €100 to €50,000. This includes collections of Germany, Switzerland and all world in addition to large estates in many boxes and shelves.


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Stamp of the Day

From 1119 - Cherrystone Auctions - November 12-13, 2019

Lot 482 - 1944 The Hitler "Death's head" stamps, souvenir sheet of four, perforated 8, without denomination, inscribed "Deutsches Reich 1944" and "Wer Ein Volk Retten Will Kann Nur Heroisch Denken" at bottom (a parody of the 1937 sheetlet issued by Germany to mark Hitler's 48th birthday), in brown violet, unused without gum, v.f. (also included an extensive article regarding this issue by Herbert Friedman, a well known authority on this subject). A rare item (a similar sheetlet realized $6,750 in our Jan....Cat. €32000, Est.$6,000 Currently US$ 6,500

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Stamp of the Day

From Mail Auction - Vance Auctions - November 27, 2019

Lot 4917 - C63, Rare Airmail with "VICTORY" handstamped in violet. F-VF, slightly disturbed OG. An extremely rare stamp as only 122 were overprinted! Has 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificate....Cat 3,750.00

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Stamp of the Day

From Fall Spectacular 7000 Lots - Michael E. Aldrich Auction - Nov. 15, 2019

Lot 2583 - (R99a) , MC, wonderful deep rich color and without the oxidization which often afflicts this issue, four large and very well balanced margins all around, exceptionally fresh and Extremely Fine and choice Gem, signed J. Fox on the back, there are only 32 Very Fine and sound examples of this stamp recorded, a true First Issue showpiece and probably the only example graded 90, (ENV 3,500-4,000), 2012 (90) PFC, EX: Rhoades....CV 3,250.00 Currently US$ 1,700

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Stamp of the Day

From Box & Country Lot Sale #F517 - No Buyer's Premium - Free Shipping - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - Nov. 15, 2019

Lot 9043 - 1875, 7c WAR "SPECIMEN" BLUE OVERPRINT UNUSED, #O87S, without gum as issued, well-centered and very fine, with 2016 PSE cert., cat. $425.00....$200 Currently US$ 200

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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 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.
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  • 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.
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  • August 19-20, 2011 - a record 171 different live bidders were sucessful in the Spink Shreve's Collector's series sale.
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Featured Auctions!

Cherrystone Auctions - Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World - November 12-13, 2019 Welcome to our November 12-13 Sale. In addition to our usual assortment of high quality Stamps and Covers, this auction features the stock of Broadway Stamp Company, started in 1931 by Max Sage. A legendary presence in the philatelic world, Broadway Stamp Company was the original United States agency for the 1935 British Commonwealth Silver Jubilee issue. A retail store, with locations on Fulton, West 47th and Nassau Streets and finally on West 54th Street, the company advertised and published numerous catalogues. After Max's death in 1973 (at the age of 77), his wife Margie and son Stan continued Broadway Stamp Co., selling to dealers and mail-order customers around the country.


Paradise Valley Stamp Company - Box & Country Lot Sale #F517 - No Buyer's Premium - Free Shipping - November 15, 2019 Sale #F517 is offering a scarce US 1861 usage to Spain during the Confederacy, an attractive group of mint France Peace & Commerce “Sage” issues, US Newspaper issues as well as classics, most with certificates, Trieste Zone A (AMG) varieties authenticated by Dr. Helmuth Avi, many lots from France, French Colonies and French Area, Germany including Saar with a number of items authenticated by German BPP experts, Scandinavia with Danish West Indies, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden, Eastern and Central Europe incl. Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, further Italy and Italian States, Laos, Monaco. A number of collections and accumulations throughout.


Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann GmbH & Co. KG - Worldwide Public Aucion - November 14-16, 2019 The 167th Felzmann stamp auction offers a particularly wide range of airmail and Zeppelin mail. Enthusiasts of Asian philately can also look forward to interesting lots from China and Thailand. There will also be a wide range of numismatic material on offer, catering for the interests of all kinds of coin collectors. Highlighted Areas: Zeppelin- & Airmail, Astrophilately; Overseas A-Z, Europe A-Z; Former German States; German Reich; German Colonies, Danzig/Memel/Sarre, German Occupation WW I & II ; Germany since 1945; Thematic, Postcards and more.


Phoenix Auctions - Worldwide Public Auction - November 15-16, 2019 Auction 74 starts13:00 local time with the following schedule: Part 1 of this 2-day 3-part Auction is the fantastic Goldmine Collection. An amazing and comprehensive collection of mainly mint Kangaroos, with many ultra-rare items. This collection has straight stamps, CTOs, Specimens, Monograms and Varieties. It is 501 lots of Kangaroo heaven. Part 2 is our normal BoxLot auction and Part 3 is our normal main auction starting at 12noon Sat 16th Nov. There are many fine items in this auction including over 60 lots of Australian Postage Dues and a large range of Hong Kong lots. There is also a further selection of Hugh Freeman's Victorian Barred Numerals.


H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. - The Eldon Mohler Collection of United States Illustrated First Day Covers Part I - November 16, 2019 The Eldon Mohler Collection of United States Illustrated First Day Covers is simply unlike any other collection ever formed of this scarce and beautiful material. With hundreds upon hundreds of hand-painted covers—many of which are unique and formed the basis for the Planty-Mellone catalogue listings—collectors have an opportunity to purchase material that has not been on the market for decades. Particular highlights include: Finest existing set of Dorothy Knapp hand-painted 1932 Washington Bicentennial first day covers (Lot 4013); Complete set of 1934 National Parks Beazell cachets (Lot 4212); Unique B.R. McIntyre 1933 50c Graf Zeppelin hand-painted first day cover (Lot 4291); 1939 3c Washington’s Inauguration ArtCraft proof in orange, one of two known (Lot 4689)


Vance Auctions Ltd. - Wordwide Auction - November 27, 2019 Welcome to our 341st Auction of over 8,100 lots closing November 27, 2019. Some highlights: exceptional Newfoundland including a used #C4 airmail (three Certificates) and a mint #C5 airmail with Certificate; excellent Canada from Pence issues to modern errors including mint and used Seaway Inverts; extensive Germany, Offices, and Colonies; United States with key early items plus Shanghai, Revenues, and Confederates; strong Italy with better singles, sets and varieties; interesting philatelic literature, ephemera, coins (many gold), and paper money; good Br. Commonwealth with sets and individual high values; worldwide covers, postal history and postcards; hundreds of collections, accumulations, and box lots. No buyer’s fee. Major credit cards accepted. Bids can be submitted via SAN, email, telephone or fax. Bidding will continue until Midnight EST on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.


Cherrystone Auctions - The Hawkins Collection of Selected European Countries - December 4, 2019 The Hawkins collection is a fine assembly of unused stamps from several pre-World War II European Countries, notably Albania, Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. There are many rare and seldom offered classics, such as an unused 1851 2 Reales Isabella and 3 Cuartos Arms of Madrid from Spain, Zurich and Geneva 4Rp and 6Rp, as well as a Basel Dove and a complete selection of Sitting and Standing Helvetias. Most of the individual lots are accompanied by certificates, with excellent and comprehensive balances offered intact, with Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and others.


classicphil GmbH - Just Stamps Public Auction - December 8-9, 2019 In our 4th auction we offer great lots with reduced starting prices (-50 % to -70%). Highlights: Australia; Great Britain; Saudi Arabia; European Classic; British Commonwealth; Indian States; Indian varieties; Malaysia; Peru and more Worldwide


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