All auctions are taking place in Rooms 1E02-1E04 on Level 1 of the Javits Center, two levels below the show floor.
Sunday May 29, 2016
1:00pm and 3:00pm
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries
The series of auctions in conjunction with World Stamp Show–NY 2016 opens with a pair of very special collections: the William H. Gross collection of Hawaii and the Steve Walske collection of transatlantic mail to and from France, offered by the Siegel firm of New York. Highlights include:
–– Hawaii 5¢ “Missionary” on cover.
–– 13¢ “Hawaiian Postage” missionary, unused, the finest in existence.
–– Hawaii 5¢-on-13¢ provisional surcharge, on cover to Persia.
–– France 1849 1-franc dark carmine on yellowish paper, tête-bêche pair on cover.
–– France 1849 1-franc dull vermilion on yellowish, strip of three on cover.
Monday May 30, 2016
10:00am and 4:00pm
Auktionshaus Christoph Gartner GMBH & Co.
The Gärtner firm, based near Stuttgart, Germany, will hold their CG Rarities Auction—Worldwide rarities, important classic stamps, postal history covers and collections, with a good off ering of North American philately including important Confederate States. Highlights include:
–– Goliad, Texas 10¢ black on dark blue Confederate postmaster’s provisional.
–– St. Louis 20¢ black on grey lilac “Bears” provisional, type II, position 3.
–– Canada 12¢ Queen Victoria black on laid paper, imperforate, used.
–– British Guiana 1856 4¢ black on blue, used on piece.
–– Saxony 1850 3-pfennig brick red, margin example on piece.
Tuesday May 31, 2016
1:00pm and 1:30pm
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries
The Siegel firm returns for a second day of auctions with their 2016 Rarities of the World Sale—United States rarities, classics and postal history. Highlights include:
–– United States 1918 24¢ Inverted Jenny (position 58), graded XF-Superb 95.
–– 1908 imperforate 4¢ Grant with Schermack type III perfs, original gum single.
–– 1861 “First Design” 12¢ Washington with original gum, ex-Lilly and A.T. Seymour.
–– 1908 1¢ Franklin coil pair, perforated 12 horizontally, ex-Agris and Whitman.
–– Unique set of plate blocks of eight of the 1869 Pictorial issue invert plate proofs.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10:00am and 5:00pm
Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions
The Rumsey firm, based in San Francisco, is offering their worldwide Rarity Sale with over 650 lots and the specialized Large Gold-winning Robert L. Markovits collection of United States Special Delivery issues, 1885-1971 with 208 lots. Highlights include:
–– United States 1858 5¢ Indian Red, original-gum, graded VF-80 by the P.S.E.
–– 1918 24¢ Inverted Jenny (position 8).
–– Newfoundland 1860 1s Orange Vermilion, ex Ferrary, Moody, Lilly, Cartier, Schneider.
–– Falkland Islands 1964 6 pence HMS Glasgow vignette error, extremely fine.
–– Unique, imperforate, top plate-number block of 1895 watermarked 10¢ special delivery.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC
The Kelleher firm, of Danbury, Conn., will be offering the comprehensive mint collection of the world, 1840–1950, amassed over decades by the philatelist Adolph J. Capurro. The sale will consist of approximately 800 lots.
This collection will touch the widest possible range of both collectors and dealers. For the mint singles collector, there are hundreds of popular sought-after sets from the British Empire, through A–Z general foreign. The collection lots which accompany nearly every country are outstanding and will undoubtedly please the collector looking to embark on a new collecting area or the dealer, who will rarely get the opportunity to acquire mint collections of this stature.
Friday, June 3, 2016
1:00pm and 2:00pm
The Global Philatelic Network Rarities Auction
H.R.Harmer in cooperation with Corinphila, Heinrich Köhler and John Bull
H.R. Harmer, of Tustin, Ca. is part of Global Philatelic Network, a consortium that includes Heinrich Kohler (Germany), Corinphila (Switzerland and Netherlands) and John Bull Auctions (Hong Kong). Highlights of this two-part sale include:
–– The Don David Price exhibit collection of the “CIA” Invert.
–– The “Erivan” collection of U.S. and Confederate postal history, including Pony Express $2 red on westward cover and Nashville 10¢ on Adams Express cover.
–– U.S. Local and Private Posts incl. unique 1¢ black Swarts’ City Dispatch Post on cover.
–– Philippines 1854 1r slate blue, “CORROS” error, in left margin pair (pos 21-26).
–– New Zealand 1855 1d deep carmine red, London printing, postally used with manuscript cancel.