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A strong performance was turned in by this Chinese Soviet Posts 1932 Postage Due 1¢ brown (Yang SPD1), without gum as issued, a choice example of this rare issue, fresh with large, even margins, estimate $1,806-2,322, it realized $5,044.

Kelleher & Rogers China Results

by John F. Dunn

This past November 13-15 Kelleher & Rogers conducted a comprehensive auction of China, encompassing singles, covers and large lots. In this review we will focus on a sampling of the more valuable lots and their realizations.

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10¢ Black (Sc. 2). Large margins all around, intense shade and detailed impression, neat strike of black grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, desirable with the black cancel, with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90;SMQ $1,700.00) SCV $1,275, hammer price $850.


The Bowman Superb U.S. Stamps Collection

by John F. Dunn

These "Stamps Have Value" reviews focus on factors that affect stamp and cover prices. In this article we review the Sept. 29 Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries sale of the Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps. Descriptions are from the auction catalog, with my own comments in [brackets] Your comments also are invited, to JD@StampNewsNow.com . (All prices here do not include the 15% Buyer's Premiums that are added on to hammer prices. JFD.)

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1869 90¢ Carmine & Black Pictorial (Sc. 122) with lightly hinged original gum, deep rich colors, a proof-like impression and balanced margins. With an ungraded 2012 PSE certificate and a $12,000 SCV, it sold for $9,000.

The Gilbart U.S. 1847-69 Results

by John F. Dunn

On September 30, Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries sold the Kenneth D. Gilbart 1847-1869 Issues Collection. I wondered if this auction was going to be worth covering, as we see many 1847-69 Collections and lots offered at auction. However, upon a closer look I found it was rich in unusual material, including varieties and it was well described by the auctioneers.

At first glance, this 5¢ Red Brown (Sc. 1) (see attached article for image of Sc.1), with huge top right corner sheet margins and large on the two other sides says "big bucks". However, the auctioneers point out that there is a . . .

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