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Feature Auctions

  • Sandafayre Ltd. Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale with all lots shipped free - February 27, 2024 FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. With over 1200 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: Finland Stamps, Australian States Stamps, Gibraltar Stamps, North Borneo Stamps, Ukraine Stamps plus thousands of smaller singles/sets (great for buyers seeking to fill gaps in their collections or find that elusive single stamp!). Hundreds of Commonwealth lots, Great Britain lots, European lots etc.


  • La Postale Philatelie Internet / Mail Auction - March 1, 2024 Welcome to our 44th internet/mail sale. We offer over 4200 lots, making sure that we cover everyone’s preferences! Our selection, carefully cured by our expert, encapsulates the best of FRANCE, Cérès, Bordeaux, Sage, 20th Century, Air Post, Postal Packages, Stamp sheets, Stamp Booklets, varieties and rarities. If FRENCH COLONIES are your choice, don’t miss checking out our collections on: Andorra, Monaco, General Colonies and Colonies such as Diego Suarez, French India, Gabon, Great Lebanon, Guadeloupe, Madagascar, Majunga, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Somali Coast, Siria, Tahiti, Zanzibar. Our lots are top quality and a certificate may be provided by request. Thanks for choosing La Postale Philatelie!


  • Sterling Stamps Mail Bid/Internet/Live Internet Auction - March 2, 2024 The first auction of 2024 features many high value US stamps with certificates, several better plate blocks, several better covers, and many proofs. In the foreign, note the China, France, and French Offices covers and consider our several country, area, and topical collections, cover lots, literature, and bulky stuff! Good luck in your bidding and thank you!


  • François Feldman Mail Auction - France, French Colonies and Rest of World - March 5, 2024 The Parisian Auction House François Feldman is pleased to announce that our sale n° 135 closing March 5th, 2024 (Bids will be accepted until 12:00 (noon). Eastern Daylight Time) is now online. This mega auction consisting of 3424 lots offers something of interest to every collector, dealer or investor. All prices are in Euros.


  • Corbitts Public auction: Stamps and Potal History of the World - March 6, 2024 Welcome to our public auction #174: STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD (1454 LOTS). The sale includes mixed lots & accumulations, multi volume collections, single country ranges/collections and A-Z listings of stamps & postal history from around the world. Some highlights: Lot 101 New Ideal albums of foreign countries (approx. 40,000 stamps) Estimate £8,000, Lot 102 British Commonwealth substantial collection housed in 18 albums. Estimate £2,000, Lot 103 World collection, foreign counties housed in 27 well filled albums. Estimate £1,500 , SPECIMEN stamps of the British Empire, most countries represented with overprinted or perf SPECIMEN, Extensive Great Britain stamps & postal history incl. a fine collection of 1911 Coronation Aerial Post flown cards & envelopes (65 lots). Lot 1346 Surface Printed collection with several high values incl. £5 on blued, Revenues & Postal Fiscals unusual collection used as postage with some amazing frankings. (46 lots)


  • Auction Galleries Hamburg vormals Schwanke GmbH Worldwide Public Auction - March 8-9, 2024 Our current catalogue presents 2.100 individual lots in the areas of Stamps, Miscellany, Coins and Banknotes. This time the focus is on German foreign post offices and Colonies, as well as good items from German Empire up to 1932, with an extensive section of railway mail from the early imperial era. The international section contains mandy airmail covers from before 1945 and we also offer an extensive range of philatelic literature. The collection section with around 1.300 lots contains many good and extensive country collections for Germany, Europe and overseas.


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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 $7,500-10,000 Currently US$ 3,750

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    From Mail Auction - Vance Auctions - March 20, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 1791 - 65-76, Complete Centenary set up to the One Pound, exceptionally fresh with bright colours. F-VF....Cat 4,800.00

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    From - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - March 2, 2024 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 212 - 1893, 4c BLUE COLUMBIAN - ERROR OF COLOR -UNUSED, #233a, fresh, without gum, couple of small natural inclusions, a fine-very fine example of this scarce error, with 2007 PSE cert., cat. $20,000.00 as o.g.....US$1,000 Currently US$ 1,600

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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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    Stamp Auction Network News and Facts
    • 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.
    • June 11, 2018. Instructional Videos and Webinars are released at StampAuctionNetwork starting with "StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding Explained"
    • February 23, 2018. Announcing StampAuctionNetwork Extended Features!
    • 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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    • May 23rd, 2013 - Language Translation Introduced. Press the "Translate On" button to translate from English to any of several dozen languages, or to translate to English. Please send your comments to support@stampauctionnetwork.com.
    • 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.
    • January 30, 2013. New Search Features let you pull lots added since a date and then save that data to an excel file.
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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.
    • with over 16,000 Registered Bidders!
    • 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

  • BEHR Philatelie Worldwide Internet/Mail Auction - February 29, 2024 Pascal Behr is proud to present you his Mail-Auction # 53. The auction will close on Thursday, February 29th, 2024. You will find many lovely pieces for every budget, starting at €20 and up to €230 000. Amongst those: 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.


  • Paradise Valley Stamp Company "Paradise Live" #120 The Winthrop Holding of Classic U.S. Part 1 - March 2, 2024 The Winthrop Holding of Rare and Desirable United States Stamps Part 1. We are pleased to offer this remarkable holding of United States stamps. The first part is all 19th century issues with the exception of the 1901 Pan-American inverts. Starting with the 1847 issues and covering every issue thereafter. Bank note issues which will be offered in a later sale.


  • Golden Oak Online Auctions Collector Series - March 2, 2024 This sale features: , British Commonwealth , Europe and Latin America, including further selections from Jim Dempsey's A&D stock , Worldwide collections , U.S. gems, including 166 lots of graded U.S. stamps, VF and higher , U.S. stamps and collections , U.S. philatelic literature , U.S. coins , U.S. currency There will be short breaks after lots 235 and 499 We charge a buyer's premium of 20% on all lots purchased via Stamp Auction Network. Good luck with your bidding!


  • Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. Great Britain and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History Public Auction - March 5-7, 2024 Welcome to our Great Britain and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History Auction. Worldwide Stamps & Postal History (Collections) Featuring the Denis Vandervelde collections of Avis de Reception, Worldwide Forwarding Agents, and Lloyd Austriaco mail; The Jeff Pattman collection of Lombardy & Venice early postal history; The Malcolm Montgomery Anglo-Canadian Transatlantic Mails collection; The John Lea collection of crash & wreck mail; The John Wilson collection of WWII Pan Am Transatlantic Airmails; and The Ken Norris thematic collections. Also foreign, commonwealth, Maritime, Military, Railway & Air mail collections. Worldwide Stamps & Postal History (Countries A-Z) Featuring a superb collection of Aden stamps & postal history, as well as countries Afghanistan to Vatican City. Great Britain Stamps & Postal History Featuring the Don Hilditch collection of Elgin postal history, the Ken Norris Scottish collections. Also excellent collections of Postal Reform material, 1d Blacks & KGV Downey Head proofs.


  • Sam Houston Philatelics, Inc. Internet, Mail, and Phone Auction 3111 - March 6, 2024 We are pleased and honored to offer a Scott No. 296a 4¢ PAN-AMERICAN, Center Inverted Error (Lot 183), along with other scarce and interesting issues including: Lot 9 - 2¢ Black, Ty II, "Z" Grill - Scott No. 85B, Lot 10 - 3¢ Rose Red, "E" Grill - Scott No. 88 , Lot 31 - 2¢ Carmine, TY III, PLATE #142, WITH Bureau Imprint - Scott No. 252, Lot 37 - 5¢ La. Purchase, Block of 4 - Scott No. 326 , Lot 147 -10¢ Ultramarine GEM 100 JUMBO - Scott No. E9 , Lot 479 - 2005 Hooded Merganser, Cross Gutter Block OF 16 - Scott No. RW 72, Lot 635 - 1973 Federal Duck Print, First Edition Signed by Lee LeBlanc.


  • Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World - March 12-13, 2024 Cherrystone Auctions - March 12-13, 2024 Sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World - will take place at our Teaneck, N.J. Galleries and via CherrystoneLIVE and StampAuctionNetwork (SAN). There are 1,316 lots which will be offered in four sessions, beginning with United States, with a specialized collection of Postal History of the South, ex-Lucius Bryan Dabney. Worldwide sections include an exceptional holding of Bavaria, mostly Postal History collected in the 1940s-50s, the majority with brand new certificates. There are solid sections of France, Germany, Italy and Italian States, with a FDC from Modena, as well as British Commonwealth, with many individual rarities.


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