Cherrystone Philatelic Auctioneers will be offering a wide range of interesting postage stamps on 8th and 9th January in New York City. Some of the highlights include a popular airmail set issued by Compania Colombiana de Navagacion Aerea with single Colombian stamps. The company had signed a government contract for offering its airmail services in 1920. It had issued a set of nine colourful lithographed stamps. Many other single-coloured stamps were also issued by the company. One complete sheet of 10-centavo green stamps and another complete sheet of 10c red-brown stamps are going to be offered at the auction. Two first-flight covers with one of the 10c green issues are also up for sale.
The 1852 first set of Luxembourg stamps depicting a portrait of Grand Duke William III is going to be offered at a starting bid of $7,500. These unused lightly hinged stamps with full original gum feature fresh vibrant colours with clear margins.
A black velvet presentation folder from India contains the 1948 Gandhi set with “Specimen” overprint on gold foil pages. A 1979 $1 Candleholder stamp with engraved brown inverted, also known as CIA invert, is another interesting offering. A portion of the pane was bought by employees of the spy agency from a post office. A used 1869 30¢ Eagle, Shield and Flags stamps with inverted ultramarine flags, and a 1901 1¢ green and black stamp from the Pan American Exposition set, with the black vignette inverted, are other highlights.
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