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  1. (29), VERY FINE, og - 406902
    (29), VERY FINE, og - 406902
    Great Britain (GRBRI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 406902
    Your Price $157.50 Originally $315.00
  2. (139), VERY FINE, og - 407057
    (139), VERY FINE, og - 407057
    Great Britain (GRBRI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $260.00
    Stock #: 407057
    Your Price $130.00 Originally $260.00
  3. (O6), VERY FINE, no gum - 407063
    (O6), VERY FINE, no gum - 407063
    Great Britain (GRBRI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $600
    Stock #: 407063
    Your Price $210.00 Originally $420.00
  4. 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
    Your Price $360.00 Originally $900.00
  5. 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
    Your Price $300.00 Originally $750.00
  6. 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 $630.00 Originally $1,400.00
  7. (MR5) - COMPLETE SHEET OF 100 - 405744
    (MR5) - COMPLETE SHEET OF 100 - 405744
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $14,000.00
    Stock #: 405744
    Your Price $1,800.00 Originally $4,000.00
  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
    Your Price $200.00 Originally $500.00
  9. GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    Ghana (GHANA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 200
    Stock #: 405281
    Your Price $140.00 Originally $350.00
  10. 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
  11. (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    India (INDIA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 700.00
    Stock #: 402845
    Your Price $87.50 Originally $250.00
  12. NEPAL Classics - 406282
    NEPAL Classics - 406282
    Nepal (NEPAL)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $2,000.00
    Stock #: 406282
    Your Price $675.00 Originally $1,500.00
  13. BRITISH EMPIRE - TWO VOLUME MOSTLY MINT COLLECTION - 407413
    BRITISH EMPIRE - TWO VOLUME MOSTLY MINT COLLECTION - 407413
    British Empire Collections (BREMPX)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $2,000.00
    Stock #: 407413
    Your Price $750.00 Originally $1,500.00
  14. 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 $1,000.00 Originally $2,000.00
  15. 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
  16. ALBANIA - NICE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406084
    ALBANIA - NICE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406084
    Albania (ALBAN)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850
    Stock #: 406084
    Your Price $337.50 Originally $750.00
  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
    Your Price $2,200.00 Originally $5,500.00
  18. 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 $1,250.00 Originally $2,500.00
  19. AUSTRIA  (1/5) SPECIALIZED SELECTION- 402152
    AUSTRIA (1/5) SPECIALIZED SELECTION- 402152
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): $1,825.00
    Stock #: 402152
    Your Price $175.00 Originally $500.00
  20. 8b, EXTREMELY FINE, - 402664
    8b, EXTREMELY FINE, - 402664
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 450
    Stock #: 402664
    Your Price $63.00 Originally $180.00
  21. 19, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402660
    19, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402660
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $625
    Stock #: 402660
    Your Price $87.50 Originally $250.00
  22. 21, FINE-VERY FINE, OG - 402658
    21, FINE-VERY FINE, OG - 402658
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1650
    Stock #: 402658
    Your Price $201.25 Originally $575.00
  23. 37a, VERY FINE, og, - 402657
    37a, VERY FINE, og, - 402657
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $440
    Stock #: 402657
    Your Price $63.00 Originally $180.00
  24. 38a, VERY FINE, og - 402644
    38a, VERY FINE, og - 402644
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): 825
    Stock #: 402644
    Your Price $122.50 Originally $350.00
  25. (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
    Your Price $140.00 Originally $400.00
  26. 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 $1,250.00 Originally $2,500.00
  27. 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 $500.00 Originally $1,000.00
  28. AUSTRIA & AREA SPECIALIZED - 407356
    AUSTRIA & AREA SPECIALIZED - 407356
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500.00
    Stock #: 407356
    Your Price $625.00 Originally $1,250.00
  29. 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 $875.00 Originally $1,750.00
  30. 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 $450.00 Originally $900.00
  31. 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 $1,250.00 Originally $2,500.00
  32. AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406840
    AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 406840
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Stock #: 406840
    Your Price $287.50 Originally $575.00
  33. AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION IN A BEAUTIFUL - 406382
    AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION IN A BEAUTIFUL - 406382
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1000
    Stock #: 406382
    Your Price $405.00 Originally $900.00
  34. AUSTRIA-SCHWARZDRUCKE - 403405
    AUSTRIA-SCHWARZDRUCKE - 403405
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $800 (Michel €690)
    Stock #: 403405
    Your Price $122.50 Originally $350.00
  35. AUSTRIA-COVERS - 403351
    AUSTRIA-COVERS - 403351
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $350.00 – $450
    Stock #: 403351
    Your Price $122.50 Originally $350.00
  36. AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN TURKEY - 402710
    AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN TURKEY - 402710
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog About: 1690
    Stock #: 402710
    Your Price $157.50 Originally $450.00
  37. 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
  38. AUSTRIA - 401798
    AUSTRIA - 401798
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – 600
    Stock #: 401798
    Your Price $175.00 Originally $500.00
  39. (B185-B188) - 406219
    (B185-B188) - 406219
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2000.00
    Stock #: 406219
    Your Price $787.50 Originally $1,750.00
  40. (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
    Your Price $52.50 Originally $150.00
  41. (C57), on cover with SAS Address Label featuring #C54 & C56, VERY FINE (MI €245)
    (C57), on cover with SAS Address Label featuring #C54 & C56, VERY FINE (MI €245)
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Stock #: 399302
    Your Price $36.00 Originally $120.00
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. AUSTRIA - Specialized selection of thousands - 406926
    AUSTRIA - Specialized selection of thousands - 406926
    Austria Collections (AUSTIX)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,750.00 – $2,000.00
    Stock #: 406926
    Your Price $875.00 Originally $1,750.00
  45. 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
    Your Price $63.00 Originally $210.00
  46. (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
  47. 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 $3,000.00 Originally $6,000.00
  48. 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 $600.00 Originally $1,200.00
  49. BELGIUM - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION IN A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM - 406226
    BELGIUM - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION IN A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM - 406226
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1200
    Stock #: 406226
    Your Price $405.00 Originally $900.00
  50. 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
    Your Price $320.00 Originally $800.00
  51. 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
    Your Price $300.00 Originally $750.00
  52. BELGIUM - NICE THREE VOLUME COLLECTION - 405043
    BELGIUM - NICE THREE VOLUME COLLECTION - 405043
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $2500
    Stock #: 405043
    Your Price $700.00 Originally $2,000.00
  53. BELGIUM - 4 STOCKBOOKS OF SEMIPOSTALS AND PARCEL POSTS - 402667
    BELGIUM - 4 STOCKBOOKS OF SEMIPOSTALS AND PARCEL POSTS - 402667
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 38000
    Stock #: 402667
    Your Price $2,275.00 Originally $6,500.00

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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.