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  • Mowbray Collectables Postal Stamp Auction - December 7, 2021 Welcome to our Monthly Stamp Auction #541, closing on Tuesday 7th December. We have a lovely range of 3,665 lots this month, with a large range of New Zealand material as well as all World. We are sure there is something for everyone in this sale.

  • Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World - December 7-8, 2021 This 1,554 lot sale begins with United States, with 19th and 20th Century single rarities, graded items, proofs, essays and back of the book material. European countries are well represented, with a good showing of Great Britain & British Commonwealth. South America is highlighted by classic Colombia. Other noteworthy areas include the late Roy Koczarski's award-wining collection of Poland, plus Russia, with an unused Number One.

  • Corbitts Public auction - December 8, 2021 Welcome to Sale 167 comprised of 1150 lots, held at our usual venue, the Britannia Hotel, where we look forward to welcoming you. A-Z all world stamps & postal history including mixed lots & accumulations, single country lots offered intact, foreign countries, British Empire & GB. Noted a strong section of Great Britain postal history with ranges of Railway stamps & covers, registered post, Northumberland County etc. Hopefully something of interest for everyone.

  • Status International Worldwide Public Auction - December 8, 2021 Public Auction 370 is huge with 3537 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 are over 1,100 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 2,300 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.

  • Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions The December Sale - December 8-9, 2021 We are offering a total of 1,584 lots in two separate catalogs for this very special event. The first session commences at 10:00 AM PST on Wednesday, December 8th 2021 in our San Francisco auction galleries. Auction 99 has a total of 1,205 lots with an array of United States and Worldwide stamps and postal history! The sale features better U.S. singles, specialized Mexico and the first part of the Gary Munson collection of Hawaii stamps and postal history including three Missionary stamps. Visit our website for more information and additional image scans not in the catalog.

  • Paradise Valley Stamp Company Box & Country Lot Sale #F621 - No Buyer's Premium - December 10, 2021 In this sale we have included a lovely group of US Plate Blocks 1922-26 Flat Plate & Rotary issues, US back-of-the-book with Special Delivery plate blocks incl. #E7 NH, Postage Due plate blocks, Ethiopia 1944 Menelik II Centenary Varieties and Postal History collection as well as proofs and imperfs, Canal Zone, French Andorra imperforate souvenir sheets, France and French colonies, Germany, Transjordan 1950s Gibbons listed overprint varieties, Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia incl. Denmark, numerous lots from British Colonies. Small postal history groups incl. US Highway and Railway Post Offices, Advertising incl. Planting and Agriculture, Household items, Tobacco & Cigar and Paints & Lacquer, United Nations 1964-2001 Emergency Forces cover collection, Czechoslovakia 1923-45 Railway cover collection, Russia 1914-35 correspondence.

  • Paradise Valley Stamp Company "Paradise Live" Auction #S118 China 1931-49 Postal History - December 11, 2021 This postal history collection consists of about 150 covers with first flights from the 1930s and rate covers for the ever accelerating hyperinflation from the early 1940s to 1949. The inflation period postal history covers the Chinese National Currency (CNC) period from October 1945 up to August 1948, the Gold Yuan Period from late August 1948 to late May 1949, and the Silver Yuan Period from late May 1949 to the collapse of the ROC in the October – December 1949 period.

  • Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC US & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History - December 20-22, 2021 Excellent array of United States & Possessions Stamps & Postal History, with additional offerings from the extensive holdings of the William S Langs Stock and Private Holdings which has Essays, Proofs, Trial Colors and Errors, Freaks and Oddities (EFOs), stamps and postal history.

Featured Stamp or Cover

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    From Flagship - Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC - December 20-22, 2021 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 5212 - 1937 (May 3-6), Hindenburg First North America Flight Recovered Mail, posted Netherlands to Wooster, Ohio, large remnant of cover franked by 12½c Boy Scout Jamboree (#208), tied by Rotterdam-Waalhaven c.d.s. dated 1.V.1937, addressed to G. Thoolen care of Mr. Donald E. Dickason; typical charring and damage, but lower left corner of stamp, near-complete postmark and flight cachet, and address fully present and legible, Very Fine.
    Michel 63; €15,000 ($16,820). NVPH 454 Aa; ....Estimate $10,000-15,000 Currently US$ 5,000

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    From Box & Country Lot Sale #F621 - No Buyer's Premium - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - December 10, 2021 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 4015 - 1922, 5c DARK BLUE TOP PLATE #15569 BLOCK OF SIX NH, #557, fresh and well-centered, choice very fine, cat. $375.00....$200 Currently US$ 200

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Feature Auctions

  • Sandafayre Ltd. Hunters Mail Bid / Internet Sale - December 7, 2021 Sandafayre' Hunters Mail Bid / Internet Sale 7327, closing Tuesday 7th December 2021. This Sandafayre 'Hunters' mail bid sale contains some important stamps including significant British Empire rarities such as the Perak 1899 $25 Elephant in lightly hinged mint condition, also the Niger Coast 1893 ½d on half of 1d violet surcharge in unsevered pair from the top - right corner of the sheet - as only the top row of the first sheet received a violet surcharge this may be one of just a couple of existing unsevered examples! The sale includes 3166 lots from rarities to space fillers, collections, accumulations, sets, covers & postal history. From Abu Dhabi (some mint sets and a NHM collection) to Zululand (overprints on GB) their ever- changing listings are well worth checking over. Every week Sandafayre holds a large mail bid sale and 6 times each year they also hold a public auction, they've been in business for over 45 years..

  • Le Timbre Classique Traditional Paris "Vente sur Offres" Mail Sale with no Buyer's Commission - December 7, 2021 LE TIMBRE CLASSIQUE - Auction #39 Our traditional Paris "Vente sur Offres" mail sale with no buyer's commission featuring: 1524 lots of stamps, classic and modern; 1678 lots of covers with strength in French colonies

  • Spink London The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part XV - December 8, 2021 A varied worldwide sale with items for collectors at all levels. Strong sections of Bermuda including the unique unused 1861 W.B Perot 1d. Carmine-red on bluish paper, K.U.T with 1922 high values to £100 overprinted specimen and several issued values including the £10 and Long Island including multiples and varieties. There are also fine sections of British Guiana, Ceylon and Rhodesia along with a range of single country collections and some very useful ranges at the end of the sale to appeal to all. Other highlights: Ceylon: 1863-65 2d. yellowish green, unused without gum, one of only four unused examples recorded, one of which is in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen; India: A Magnificent Example of Exhibition Quality. 1854 4a. blue and red (2nd printing) Head Die II, Frame Die I, cut square with full margins; Mauritius: 1848-59 Post Paid, Intermediate Impressions. 2d. light blue on yellowish paper, block of four [5-6, 8-9]

  • Leski Auctions Public Auction: A fine range of Australian and foreign stamps, coins and postal history with the collector in mind. - December 8, 2021 This catalogue is full of wonderful material – from great individual rarities, to huge quantities of low value items – whatever the size of your budget. It is clear that collectors are looking for items that give them pleasure to add to their existing collections or to make a start on a new collecting area. To mention just a few: Exceptional Kangaroo material, mainly drawn from two fabulous collections; Some wonderful King George V and VI era material; Several decimal era and Postage Due rarities and a number of extremely rare pioneer aviation covers, including several new discoveries; The Australian Colonial, Thematic and Foreign collections, single items and sets are also particularly strong, with several collections offered intact. With estimates ranging from $50 to $60,000 and pre-sale estimates of approximately $750,000 there’s great variety and many opportunities for you to add to your collections.

  • Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Gems of Philately - December 10, 2021 Welcome to our seventh annual Gems of Philately auction of United States and Possessions stamps and postal history. The auction is highlighted by: Better free franks and autographs with one of the last Amelia Earhart signature; Lincoln campaign envelopes; An outstanding 3¢ 1869 Issue Alaska Territorial use; Choice U.S. singles and multiples including #1c 5¢ red orange graded 90, #118 mint o.g., #143 mint o.g. block of four and the 4¢ bluish paper mint; Civil War and Confederate States including the rare Chicago "Old Stamps Not Recognized" handstamp. Enjoy the sale! The live bidding auction schedule for all lots at our San Francisco auction galleries is as follows: Sale 100 Lots 2001-2379 Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10:00AM PST (13:00 EST) Browse the lots from our December Auction 99! (Jump to Auction 99)

  • classicphil GmbH Just Stamps Public Auction - December 10, 2021 We are happy to announce our 9th auction on the 10th of December 2021. One day, packed with stunning rarities from around the globe. A large section of the catalogue is dedicated to the British occupation stamps of Cameroon, New Guinea/Marshall Islands, Mafia, Samoa and Togo. There are also selected luxury lots from Australian States, beautiful Great Britain envelopes as well as unique and scarce lots from Arabia and Canada round up our auction.

  • Golden Oak Online Auctions U.S. Gem Series Sale - December 11, 2021 Our Sale #43, the fifth in our U.S. Gem Series sales, is an entire auction devoted only to high-grade US stamps.This sale offers hundreds of lots, from a minimum grade of VF all the way to Gem 100J, with the vast majority being XF90 or Sup 98 and up. You will find gorgeous mint stamps, used stamps and plate blocks with estimates ranging from $30 into the thousands. This sale has everything from classics to semi-modern, plus airmail and other back-of-the-book all in incredibly high grades or quality. There definitely is something for every serious US collector in every price range!

  • Soler y Llach Stamps and Covers of the World Public Auction - December 21, 2021 Welcome to our auction 769: Stamps and Postal History of the World to highlight Italy with Collection Imperato and Collection Esmeralda.

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