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  1. LOVELY REVENUE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM THROUGHOUT - 405101
    LOVELY REVENUE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM THROUGHOUT - 405101
    Revenues (USREV)
    Scott Catalog About: $6250.00
    Stock #: 405101
    $1,250.00
  2. UNITED NATIONS - MINT SHEET SELECTION. Mainly Flag sheets
    UNITED NATIONS - MINT SHEET SELECTION. Mainly Flag sheets
    United Nations (UN)
    Face: $700.00
    Stock #: 401073
    $275.00
  3. BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FULL SHEETS AND PART SHEETS - 405147
    BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FULL SHEETS AND PART SHEETS - 405147
    Great Britain Collections (GRBRIX)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – 1000.00
    Stock #: 405147
    $900.00
  4. GREAT BRITAIN - HIGH QUALITY MAINLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 405363
    GREAT BRITAIN - HIGH QUALITY MAINLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 405363
    Great Britain Collections (GRBRIX)
    Estimated Net Value: $6500
    Stock #: 405363
    $750.00
  5. (2), VERY FINE - 405517
    (2), VERY FINE - 405517
    New Brunswick (NBRUN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,250.00
    Stock #: 405517
    $750.00
  6. (MR5) - COMPLETE SHEET OF 100 - 405744
    (MR5) - COMPLETE SHEET OF 100 - 405744
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $14,000.00
    Stock #: 405744
    $4,000.00
  7. 405750
    405750
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $8,720.00
    Stock #: 405750
    $1,700.00
  8. CANADA - VERY NICE HIGH QUALITY CLASSIC SELECTION - 405737
    CANADA - VERY NICE HIGH QUALITY CLASSIC SELECTION - 405737
    Canada (CANAD)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – $600.00
    Stock #: 405737
    $500.00
  9. CANADA - EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY ALL MINT COLLECTION - 403768
    CANADA - EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY ALL MINT COLLECTION - 403768
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $10,800.00
    Stock #: 403768
    $3,750.00
  10. GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    Ghana (GHANA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 200
    Stock #: 405281
    $350.00
  11. HONG KONG - MINT COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS OF STAMPS - 403773
    HONG KONG - MINT COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS OF STAMPS - 403773
    Hong Kong (HOKON)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1250
    Stock #: 403773
    $1,000.00
  12. (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    India (INDIA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 700.00
    Stock #: 402845
    $250.00
  13. INDIA & STATES - COLLECTION OF SEVERAL HUNDRED STAMPS TO 1940 - 405130
    INDIA & STATES - COLLECTION OF SEVERAL HUNDRED STAMPS TO 1940 - 405130
    India & States (INSTA)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850.00
    Stock #: 405130
    $750.00
  14. MESOPOTAMIA - BAGHDAD OVER PRINTS - 402925
    MESOPOTAMIA - BAGHDAD OVER PRINTS - 402925
    Mesopotamia (MESOP)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $2,500.00 – $3,000.00
    Stock #: 402925
    $2,500.00
  15. (B38-B51), VERY FINE, og - 405078
    (B38-B51), VERY FINE, og - 405078
    Somaliland Protectorate (SOMPR)
    Scott Catalog Value: $372.50
    Stock #: 405078
    $200.00
  16. AJMAN - THOUSANDS OF IMPERFS & mint singles & sets. Huge catalogue value. EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    AJMAN - THOUSANDS OF IMPERFS & mint singles & sets. Huge catalogue value. EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    Ajman (AJMAN)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – 1500
    Stock #: 398100
    $1,200.00
  17. (9), tied on wrapper, VERY FINE - 405549
    (9), tied on wrapper, VERY FINE - 405549
    Argentina (ARGEN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $16,000.00
    Stock #: 405549
    $5,500.00
  18. (1-5) - 401847
    (1-5) - 401847
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $850.00 – 1000
    Stock #: 401847
    $850.00
  19. AUSTRIA  (1/5) SPECIALIZED SELECTION- 402152
    AUSTRIA (1/5) SPECIALIZED SELECTION- 402152
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): $1,825.00
    Stock #: 402152
    $500.00
  20. 8b, EXTREMELY FINE, - 402664
    8b, EXTREMELY FINE, - 402664
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 450
    Stock #: 402664
    $180.00
  21. 19, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402660
    19, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402660
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $625
    Stock #: 402660
    $250.00
  22. 20, VERY FINE, og, - 402659
    20, VERY FINE, og, - 402659
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1650
    Stock #: 402659
    $750.00
  23. 21, FINE-VERY FINE, OG - 402658
    21, FINE-VERY FINE, OG - 402658
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1650
    Stock #: 402658
    $575.00
  24. 37a, VERY FINE, og, - 402657
    37a, VERY FINE, og, - 402657
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $440
    Stock #: 402657
    $180.00
  25. 38a, VERY FINE, og - 402644
    38a, VERY FINE, og - 402644
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): 825
    Stock #: 402644
    $350.00
  26. (428-431), each tied to piece, VERY FINE
    (428-431), each tied to piece, VERY FINE
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $850.00
    Stock #: 403877
    $400.00
  27. AUSTRIA-SCHWARZDRUCKE - 403405
    AUSTRIA-SCHWARZDRUCKE - 403405
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $800 (Michel €690)
    Stock #: 403405
    $350.00
  28. AUSTRIA-COVERS - 403351
    AUSTRIA-COVERS - 403351
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $350.00 – $450
    Stock #: 403351
    $350.00
  29. AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN TURKEY - 402710
    AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN TURKEY - 402710
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog About: 1690
    Stock #: 402710
    $450.00
  30. AUSTRIA - NEWSPAPER STAMPS & POSTAGE DUES - 401891
    AUSTRIA - NEWSPAPER STAMPS & POSTAGE DUES - 401891
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – 1250
    Stock #: 401891
    $1,000.00
  31. AUSTRIA - AIRMAILS TO 1940 - 401820
    AUSTRIA - AIRMAILS TO 1940 - 401820
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $500.00 – 600
    Stock #: 401820
    $500.00
  32. AUSTRIA - 401798
    AUSTRIA - 401798
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – 600
    Stock #: 401798
    $500.00
  33. (B87-B92), on cover, VERY FINE (MI €600)
    (B87-B92), on cover, VERY FINE (MI €600)
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $715.00
    Stock #: 401963
    $325.00
  34. (B185-B188) - 406219
    (B185-B188) - 406219
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2000.00
    Stock #: 406219
    $1,750.00
  35. (B260-B263), blocks of four, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    (B260-B263), blocks of four, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): $256.00
    Stock #: 401942
    $150.00
  36. (M1-M21), imperf, VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE, og - 405643
    (M1-M21), imperf, VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE, og - 405643
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $325
    Stock #: 405643
    $210.00
  37. P2, TIED ON WRAPPER, VERY FINE - 402653
    P2, TIED ON WRAPPER, VERY FINE - 402653
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 18500
    Stock #: 402653
    $9,000.00
  38. P3, ON NEWSPAPER PIECE, VERY FINE, - 402652
    P3, ON NEWSPAPER PIECE, VERY FINE, - 402652
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 24500
    Stock #: 402652
    $9,000.00
  39. P5-P6, very fine, - 402650
    P5-P6, very fine, - 402650
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 925
    Stock #: 402650
    $375.00
  40. P7, STRIP OF 3,VERY FINE, og, - 402649
    P7, STRIP OF 3,VERY FINE, og, - 402649
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Latest Scott Catalog Value: 600
    Stock #: 402649
    $250.00
  41. AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN CRETE (7), VERY FINE
    AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN CRETE (7), VERY FINE
    Austria-Offices in Crete (CRAUS)
    Scott Catalog Value: $625.00
    Stock #: 395907
    $210.00
  42. 14, FINE, og - 402642
    14, FINE, og - 402642
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Stock #: 402642
    $2,500.00
  43. 16, VERY FINE, og - 402641
    16, VERY FINE, og - 402641
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Stock #: 402641
    $1,800.00
  44. 18, VERY FINE, og, - 402640
    18, VERY FINE, og, - 402640
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: 14000
    Stock #: 402640
    $3,750.00
  45. (19-20), VERY FINE - 404907
    (19-20), VERY FINE - 404907
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,240.00
    Stock #: 404907
    $700.00
  46. BELGIUM - NICE SELECTION WITH OTHER COUNTRIES ON WELL ORGANIZED STOCK PAGES - 405399
    BELGIUM - NICE SELECTION WITH OTHER COUNTRIES ON WELL ORGANIZED STOCK PAGES - 405399
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,940.00
    Stock #: 405399
    $800.00
  47. BELGIUM & COLONIES - NICE SELECTION IN TWO STOCKBOOKS - 405324
    BELGIUM & COLONIES - NICE SELECTION IN TWO STOCKBOOKS - 405324
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $1000
    Stock #: 405324
    $750.00

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Collectible Foreign Stamps

One of the great things about collecting stamps is that it gives you a little taste of what life is like around the world without leaving your home. Aside from being beautiful in their own right, stamps are a wonderful window into the customs and histories of various countries — even some that no longer exist!

At Apfelbaum, Inc., we’ve been serving the philatelic community since 1910. If you’re looking to add to your worldwide stamp collection, there’s no better place to start than at one of our public auctions.

 

A Brief Postal History

The first national postage stamp — the Penny Black — was produced in the United Kingdom in 1840. Prior to that, each mail system had its own method for collecting payment. The stamp was a simple, straightforward way of handling payments that meant less work for mail carriers.

As a result, stamp use quickly spread throughout both the British Empire and the world at large. While the first stamps generally depicted political figures, designs soon became more ornate and pictorial, eventually evolving into a way to symbolize historic events, national priorities and cultural touchstones.

 

Collectible Foreign Stamps

Stamp collecting first emerged as a popular hobby soon after the first national postal systems were founded. Countries found they could generate revenue by issuing limited-run stamps solely for the collectible market. While many collectors specialize in a specific country, there’s no denying that an exhaustive worldwide stamp collection has a certain exotic cachet that speaks of far-off lands and distant customs.

 

Dead Country Stamps

One fascinating offshoot of historical philately is the practice of collecting “dead country” stamps. Dead country stamps are postage stamps from countries or territories that no longer exist. Stamps from former Soviet Republics, areas under colonial rule, and since-annexed territories are all highly prized by certain collectors.

 

Building Your Foreign Stamp Collection

Apfelbaum, Inc. frequently holds auctions of collectible foreign stamps and you can always find them for sale in our Stamp Store and Buy It Now sales as well. If there’s something in particular that you’re looking to add to your collection, contact our office by phone or email for assistance. We also offer appraisal services at your location to better serve you.