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  • Kelleher and Rogers Limited Classic China & Stamps of the People's Republic, with Japan and Other Asia - April 23, 2024 Over 400 lots, with emphasis on China ranging from Local Posts to PRC. Classic China offers a number of attractive Shanghai Large Dragons, solid Dowagers and Red Revenues, Coiling Dragons, Junks, etc., highlighted by a Small 2c on 3c Red Revenue with inverted surcharge. Strong PRC with two sets of the unissued Russian Revolution 35th Anniversary issue (one mint, one used—either a key to any collection), a used 4f Tsai Lun with extra character, a complete set of never hinged Mei Lan-fang imperforate imprint singles, a full sheet of the 1967 Thoughts of Chairman Mao se-tenant strip of five, and modern stock in original post office packaging. And be sure not to miss the lovely array of classic Japan with groups of Dragons off- and on-cover, including an exquisite 500m-franking with superlative Yokohama kensazumi cancel.


  • classicphil GmbH Just Stamps Public Auction - April 24-26, 2024 23rd Auction Austria, Switzerland, France, Greece, GB and British Commonwealth: Another classicphil auction hits the board! We are proud to announce our 23rd auction! Three days of excitement featuring 3153 lots from all around the world. Day 1 will be China, Hongkong, Austria (including all crown lands), a spectacular Switzerland collection and Liechtenstein. On the 2nd day we start with two major collections from France and Greece – followed by Europe and Great Britain including British Commonwealth from A-L which will be finished on the 3rd day from M-Z. BC sports exceptional collections from Australia, British Guyana, Canada, India, Malaya and South Africa with a huge Cape of Good Hope stock! Be sure to join us from April 24th to 26th, 2024!


  • Spink London The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Part XIX - April 24, 2024 We are pleased to present Lionheart part XIX, with a good selection of Great Britain with Penny Blacks, Twopence Blues, Surface Printed and finishing with a very valuable mint and used collection. As usual there is a very good spread of British Commonwealth, some highlights this time include a superb used example of Canada 1851 12d, (S.G. 4), Gibraltar £5 block of four with plate number, a large section of India essays and reprints, a lovely example of the Jamaica 1/- with inverted frame and the hugely rare Kuweit set of ‘KOWEIT’ essays. As well as these rarities there are plenty of mint and used sets, singles and country collections from across Great Britain and the Commonwealth; something for everyone!


  • BEHR Philatelie Worldwide Internet/Mail Auction - April 25, 2024 Pascal Behr is proud to present you his Mail-Auction # 54. The auction will close on Thursday, April 25th, 2024. You will find many lovely pieces for every budget, starting at €30 and up to €200 000. Some highlights: a whole new chapter of Great-Britain and Commonwealth, with a new organization based on Stanley Gibbons (countries, numbers and quotations)., a lovely chapter of France, French Colonies with lots of varieties, and at last, our rarities from France, French Colonies and Worldwide.


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    From U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers - Cherrystone Auctions - May 7-8, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 113 - 1923 1c green, Rotary, perf. 11, used, exceptionally well centered for this notoriously off center stamp (Scott catalogue value is for examples with perforations touching the design), nice color, a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the finest of the approximately 110 used copies (Siegel census of Scott 594 records 112 used stamps, many with perforations cutting in on one or more sides, or with faults), ex-Klein, Zoellner and Gorham, with 1975, 1998 and 2022 PFCs, the latter graded "XF 90" ....Est.US$25,000 Currently US$ 22,000

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    From The Flagship Series - Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC - March 11-13, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 1131 - 1937 (May 7) Grenko Hindenburg Crash Mail, the airship Hindenburg was landing at Lakehurst NJ with passengers and 17,500 pieces of mail when it caught fire and burst into flames; as one of only 384 pieces that could be identified, this Registered letter was one of two sent by Niedermann mailed in Munich to D Grenko; the address was lost due to fire damage so this Munich Telegraph Office registry label #570 was returned to Frankfurt by ship; the letter was mailed April 29th with a 2....Estimate $7,500-10,000 Sold for US$ 5,250

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    From Michael E. Aldrich/ABC Auction of U.S., U.S. Revenues & Worldwide Stamps - ABC Auction/Michael E. Aldrich, Inc. - Thurs.- Sat., April 18 - 20 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 681 - (R17a) 3c Green, Light MC, wonderful deep dark color and rich impression, tear at T., four very large margins all around, quite fresh and Very Fine+ appearing example of this very scarce stamp with only 46 recorded of which ten are tied up in five pairs, most existing singles have faults to some degree, a really nice looking example of this very popular issue, EX: Bleckwenn....CV 27,500.00 Currently US$ 12,500

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    From Mail Auction - Vance Auctions - May 15, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 2774 - 115c, KGVI One Pound with the MISSING PEARL variety. Fresh, beautifully centered, rich colour, VF, LH (SG #114ba, Cat £1,700). AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE KEY PLATE VARIETY....Estimate 1,200.00+ $Cdn

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    From Public Auction 518 - No Buyer's Fee - Modern Stamps, Inc. - April 6, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 91 - R54c // R87c, 33 Diff., All are Perforated Issues, Used, Generally Sound Cond., AVG-VF, SCV is $1276.00....380.00 Sold for US$ 200

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    From Box & Country Lot Sale #F700 - No Buyer's Premium - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - April 12, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 6169 - US 19TH CENTURY POSTAL HISTORY AN ANNOTATED PAGES,just over 50 covers incl. some postal stationery, a number with advertising or corner cards, often well written-up with information about the specific company/sender, most franked with small banknotes or first bureau issues....US$150 Currently US$ 150

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    From Starter Collection Lots - StampAuctionNetwork - April 12th --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 150 - South Africa, Transvaal, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Niger Coast, British Bechuanalan, Zululand, Natal, Orange River Colonly. 20 pages on vario sheets. Estimate $ 150-300.....Suggested Bid CV. Est. $300 Sold for US$ 170

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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

  • Sandafayre Ltd. Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale with all lots shipped free - April 23, 2024 FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. With over 1300 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: Bahamas Stamps, Burma Stamps, Italy Stamps, Nyasaland Stamps. 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.


  • Kelleher and Rogers Limited Asian Coins & Banknotes - April 24, 2024 Prepare to be captivated by the upcoming auction featuring a remarkable assembly of Chinese Coins meticulously curated over half a century by an avid collector, with a special emphasis on coins adorned with majestic dragon motifs. Spanning a significant historical timeline, this collection encompasses rare examples from the Chinese Empire and Provincial Period, ranging from the 1600s to 1912, and coins from the beginning of the Republic Era up to the 1990s with Bullion items. Among the highlights are coveted coins from provinces such as Hunan, Kwangtung, Kiangnan, Hupeh, Honan, Fukien, Kirin, and others, showcasing provincial rarities alongside Empire and Republic emissions. Adding to the allure are several Pattern coins, rarely seen at auction, and coins hailed as the finest known examples for their respective emissions.


  • Argyll Etkin Ltd G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History - April 25-26, 2024 Welcome to Argyll Etkin's Public Auction 54 - G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History featuring: G.B. Free Franks, St. Helena, India from the Cliff Gregory Collection, Bhopal from the Salman Qureshi Collection, Malaya from the Gordon Peters Collection, Iraq, Air Mails, Ceylon, Niger Coast and more.


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