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  1. (JQ5), plate # block, VERY FINE, og, NH - 408933
    (JQ5), plate # block, VERY FINE, og, NH - 408933
    Parcel Posts (USPAR)
    Scott Catalog Value: 6,000.00
    Stock #: 408933
    Your Price $2,500.00 Originally $5,000.00
  2. U.S. DUCK STAMPS - 1936 to 1960 - Complete NH Ducks - 408375
    U.S. DUCK STAMPS - 1936 to 1960 - Complete NH Ducks - 408375
    Ducks (UDUCK)
    Scott Catalog Value: $4,392.50
    Stock #: 408375
    Your Price $950.00 Originally $1,750.00
  3. U.N. - THREE VOLUME COLLECTION HIGHLY COMPLETE WITH MINI-SHEETS & MORE - 408554
    U.N. - THREE VOLUME COLLECTION HIGHLY COMPLETE WITH MINI-SHEETS & MORE - 408554
    United Nations (UN)
    Face: $885.00
    Stock #: 408554
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $750.00
  4. COVERS - NICE SELECTION OF 140 BETTER COVERS - 407902
    COVERS - NICE SELECTION OF 140 BETTER COVERS - 407902
    U.S. Covers & Postal History (USCPH)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1250.00
    Stock #: 407902
    Your Price $450.00 Originally $1,000.00
  5. (29), VERY FINE, og - 406902
    (29), VERY FINE, og - 406902
    Great Britain (GRBRI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 406902
    Your Price $126.00 Originally $315.00
  6. (O6), VERY FINE, no gum - 407063
    (O6), VERY FINE, no gum - 407063
    Great Britain (GRBRI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $600
    Stock #: 407063
    Your Price $168.00 Originally $420.00
  7. ANTIGUA - VERY NICE HIGHLY COMPLETE - 408327
    ANTIGUA - VERY NICE HIGHLY COMPLETE - 408327
    Antigua (ANTIG)
    Estimated Net Value: $350.00 – 400.00
    Stock #: 408327
    Your Price $157.50 Originally $350.00
  8. CANADA & PROVINCES - MOSTLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 408586
    CANADA & PROVINCES - MOSTLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 408586
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog About: $1265.00
    Stock #: 408586
    Your Price $375.00 Originally $750.00
  9. CANADA - VIRTUALLY COMPLETE 1ST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY - 408429
    CANADA - VIRTUALLY COMPLETE 1ST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY - 408429
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog About: $2,000.00 – $2,250.00
    Stock #: 408429
    Your Price $750.00 Originally $1,500.00
  10. CANADA - SPECIAL DELIVERIES - EXCELLENT STOCK SELECTION - 406520
    CANADA - SPECIAL DELIVERIES - EXCELLENT STOCK SELECTION - 406520
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,250.000
    Stock #: 406520
    Your Price $560.00 Originally $1,400.00
  11. 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
    Your Price $175.00 Originally $500.00
  12. GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    Ghana (GHANA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 200
    Stock #: 405281
    Your Price $122.50 Originally $350.00
  13. 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
    Your Price $350.00 Originally $1,000.00
  14. (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    India (INDIA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 700.00
    Stock #: 402845
    Your Price $87.50 Originally $250.00
  15. PALESTINE - VIRTUALLY COMPLETE MINT COLLECTION - 408336
    PALESTINE - VIRTUALLY COMPLETE MINT COLLECTION - 408336
    Palestine Collections (PALESX)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $2,500.00
    Stock #: 408336
    Your Price $1,750.00 Originally $2,000.00
  16. SOUTH AFRICA & DEPENDENCIES - WONDERFUL COLLECTION - 408243
    SOUTH AFRICA & DEPENDENCIES - WONDERFUL COLLECTION - 408243
    South Africa (SOAFR)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $3,000.00
    Stock #: 408243
    Your Price $1,250.00 Originally $2,500.00
  17. SUDAN - 408248
    SUDAN - 408248
    Sudan (SUDAN)
    Scott Catalog About: $2,170
    Stock #: 408248
    Your Price $650.00 Originally $1,300.00
  18. TRUCIAL STATES - EXTENSIVE MINT NH SELECTION - 409055
    TRUCIAL STATES - EXTENSIVE MINT NH SELECTION - 409055
    Trucial States (TRUST)
    Estimated Net Value: $3,000.00 – $3,500
    Stock #: 409055
    Your Price $1,500.00 Originally $3,000.00
  19. HIGH QUALITY BRITISH EMPIRE SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406882
    HIGH QUALITY BRITISH EMPIRE SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406882
    British Empire Collections (BREMPX)
    Scott Catalog About: $4,750.00
    Stock #: 406882
    Your Price $800.00 Originally $2,000.00
  20. AFGHANISTAN - HIGH QUALITY MINT NH SELECTION - 409049
    AFGHANISTAN - HIGH QUALITY MINT NH SELECTION - 409049
    Afghanistan (AFGHA)
    Scott Catalog About: $3,700
    Stock #: 409049
    Your Price $650.00 Originally $1,300.00
  21. 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
    Your Price $360.00 Originally $1,200.00
  22. (200var, perf 11; MI 154B) - 406936
    (200var, perf 11; MI 154B) - 406936
    Albania (ALBAN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,250.00
    Stock #: 406936
    Your Price $202.50 Originally $450.00
  23. (200var, perf 11; MI 154B) - 406935
    (200var, perf 11; MI 154B) - 406935
    Albania (ALBAN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,250.00
    Stock #: 406935
    Your Price $202.50 Originally $450.00
  24. ALBANIA - NICE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406084
    ALBANIA - NICE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406084
    Albania (ALBAN)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850
    Stock #: 406084
    Your Price $300.00 Originally $750.00
  25. ALBANIA - DEALER'S LOT - 408039
    ALBANIA - DEALER'S LOT - 408039
    Albania (ALBAN)
    Estimated Net Value: $300.00 – 400
    Stock #: 400619
    Your Price $135.00 Originally $300.00
  26. (9), tied on wrapper, VERY FINE - 405549
    (9), tied on wrapper, VERY FINE - 405549
    Argentina (ARGEN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $16,000.00
    Stock #: 405549
    Your Price $1,925.00 Originally $5,500.00
  27. AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY BACK-OF-THE-BOOK SELECTION - 406880
    AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY BACK-OF-THE-BOOK SELECTION - 406880
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog About: $7,150.00
    Stock #: 406880
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,500.00
  28. AUSTRIA - 408617
    AUSTRIA - 408617
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850
    Stock #: 408617
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $750.00
  29. AUSTRIA - USED IN TRIESTE - 3 VOLUMES FROM A WONDERFUL SPECIALIZED COLLECTION - 407385
    AUSTRIA - USED IN TRIESTE - 3 VOLUMES FROM A WONDERFUL SPECIALIZED COLLECTION - 407385
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – 3000.00
    Stock #: 407385
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,500.00
  30. AUSTRIA - Extensive Mint & Used Stock - 407396
    AUSTRIA - Extensive Mint & Used Stock - 407396
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1,250.00
    Stock #: 407396
    Your Price $400.00 Originally $1,000.00
  31. AUSTRIA USED IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Specialized Classic - 407354
    AUSTRIA USED IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Specialized Classic - 407354
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,750.00 – $2,000.00
    Stock #: 407354
    Your Price $700.00 Originally $1,750.00
  32. AUSTRIA - CANCELLATION STUDY GOING BACK TO FIRST ISSUES - 407355
    AUSTRIA - CANCELLATION STUDY GOING BACK TO FIRST ISSUES - 407355
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – 1000
    Stock #: 407355
    Your Price $360.00 Originally $900.00
  33. AUSTRIA - FANTASTIC HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406893
    AUSTRIA - FANTASTIC HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406893
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog About: $6325.00
    Stock #: 406893
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,500.00
  34. AUSTRIA - AIRMAILS TO 1940 - 401820
    AUSTRIA - AIRMAILS TO 1940 - 401820
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $500.00 – 600
    Stock #: 401820
    Your Price $175.00 Originally $500.00
  35. (B87-B92), VERY FINE, og, NH - 408947
    (B87-B92), VERY FINE, og, NH - 408947
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $550
    Stock #: 408947
    Your Price $275.00 Originally $550.00
  36. (B111), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 408948
    (B111), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 408948
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $3050
    Stock #: 408948
    $1,250.00
  37. (B112-B117), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 408949
    (B112-B117), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 408949
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350
    Stock #: 408949
    Your Price $175.00 Originally $350.00
  38. (C54-C60), VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 408950
    (C54-C60), VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 408950
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $332.60
    Stock #: 408950
    Your Price $150.00 Originally $300.00
  39. P2, TIED ON WRAPPER, VERY FINE - 402653
    P2, TIED ON WRAPPER, VERY FINE - 402653
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 18500
    Stock #: 402653
    Your Price $3,150.00 Originally $9,000.00
  40. P3, ON NEWSPAPER PIECE, VERY FINE, - 402652
    P3, ON NEWSPAPER PIECE, VERY FINE, - 402652
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 24500
    Stock #: 402652
    Your Price $3,150.00 Originally $9,000.00
  41. (1-2), EXTREMELY FINE - 408906
    (1-2), EXTREMELY FINE - 408906
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $400.00
    Stock #: 408906
    Your Price $187.50 Originally $375.00
  42. (5), VERY FINE, og - 408932
    (5), VERY FINE, og - 408932
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,750.00
    Stock #: 408932
    Your Price $1,750.00 Originally $3,500.00
  43. (7), VERY FINE, og. Oliva & Sismondo Certificates - 408908
    (7), VERY FINE, og. Oliva & Sismondo Certificates - 408908
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,400.00
    Stock #: 408908
    Your Price $750.00 Originally $1,500.00
  44. (8), VERY FINE, no gum - 408891
    (8), VERY FINE, no gum - 408891
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $4,500.00
    Stock #: 408891
    Your Price $2,000.00 Originally $4,000.00
  45. (12), VERY FINE, og - 408890
    (12), VERY FINE, og - 408890
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,000.00
    Stock #: 408890
    Your Price $2,125.00 Originally $4,250.00
  46. (16), F-VF, og -  408931
    (16), F-VF, og - 408931
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $5,250.00
    Stock #: 408931
    Your Price $950.00 Originally $1,900.00
  47. (19-20), VERY FINE - 404907
    (19-20), VERY FINE - 404907
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,240.00
    Stock #: 404907
    Your Price $245.00 Originally $700.00
  48. (221), VERY FINE, og, NH - 408817
    (221), VERY FINE, og, NH - 408817
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $600.00
    Stock #: 408817
    Your Price $287.50 Originally $575.00
  49. (B114-B122), EXTREMELY FINE, og - 408820
    (B114-B122), EXTREMELY FINE, og - 408820
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $573.50
    Stock #: 408820
    Your Price $230.00 Originally $460.00
  50. BELGIUM - VERY NICE COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS - 408384
    BELGIUM - VERY NICE COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS - 408384
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $2500.00
    Stock #: 408384
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,000.00
  51. BELGIUM – COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION - 408598
    BELGIUM – COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION - 408598
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $1,750
    Stock #: 408598
    Your Price $1,375.00 Originally $1,600.00
  52. 1/20 - 407425
    1/20 - 407425
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 2665.00
    Stock #: 407425
    Your Price $258.75 Originally $575.00
  53. BELGIUM - PARCEL POSTS - 407372
    BELGIUM - PARCEL POSTS - 407372
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $5,000.00 – $6000.00
    Stock #: 407372
    Your Price $2,500.00 Originally $5,000.00
  54. BELGIUM - LOADED COLLECTION TO 2000 - 406991
    BELGIUM - LOADED COLLECTION TO 2000 - 406991
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $6,000.00 – $6500.00
    Stock #: 406991
    Your Price $2,400.00 Originally $6,000.00
  55. BELGIAN BACK-OF-THE-BOOK, PLUS BELGIAN CONGO - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION - 406891
    BELGIAN BACK-OF-THE-BOOK, PLUS BELGIAN CONGO - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION - 406891
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog About: $3,100.00
    Stock #: 406891
    Your Price $480.00 Originally $1,200.00

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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.