Stamp rarities in first Cherrystone sale of 2024

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A total of 1,508 lots will be offered in four sessions at Cherrystone’s sale of US and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History on 9–10 January.

Beginning with United States and US possessions, the sale will continue with worldwide sections, including France, Germany and the Italian area, where many individual rarities will be offered.

A British Commonwealth section includes a further selection of ‘G.R.I.’ errors and varieties. There are selections from the rest of the world, plus nearly 200 large lots and collections.

American highlights include a 1901 Pan-American Exposition 1901 4c deep red brown and black with an inverted centre (lot 80) and an example of a 1979 $1 Rush Lamp and Candle Holder with the intaglio brown colour inverted, otherwise known as the ‘CIA’ invert – one of the best-known inverted colour errors in United States philately (lot 136).

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From the British Commonwealth, an air post rarity is one of the highlights. This is a very fine example of the 1919 Newfoundland Air Post stamp – the Caribou 3c brown that was overprinted ‘FIRST/TRANS-/ATLANTIC/AIR POST/April, 1919’ (lot 574).

Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World - January 9-10, 2024

Session 1: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 10:00am
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Session 2: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 1:00pm
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Session 3: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 10:00am
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Session 4: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 1:00pm
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