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  1. GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    GHANA - ALL-MINT SOUVENIR SHEET SELECTION - 405281
    Philatelic Literature Collections (PHLITX)
    Scott Catalog Value: 200
    Stock #: 405281
    $350.00
  2. LIECHTENSTEIN - IMPRESSIVE SELECTION OF THOUSANDS - 405294
    LIECHTENSTEIN - IMPRESSIVE SELECTION OF THOUSANDS - 405294
    Philatelic Literature Collections (PHLITX)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850
    Stock #: 405294
    $750.00
  3. CUBA- STOCK BOOK FULL OF MAINLY USED  - 404828
    CUBA- STOCK BOOK FULL OF MAINLY USED - 404828
    Cuba (CUBUS)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,520.00
    Stock #: 404828
    $480.00
  4. CUBA - BEAUTIFUL 5 VOLUME COLLECTION - 405057
    CUBA - BEAUTIFUL 5 VOLUME COLLECTION - 405057
    Cuba (CUBUS)
    Estimated Net Value: $3,500.00 – $4,000.00
    Stock #: 405057
    $3,500.00
  5. (1-8, 10-12, E1) - 403735
    (1-8, 10-12, E1) - 403735
    Guam (GUAM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,660.00
    Stock #: 403735
    $750.00
  6. CANADA & NEWFOUNDLAND - 25 HIGH QUALITY VOLUMES LOADED WITH PREMIUM - 404939
    CANADA & NEWFOUNDLAND - 25 HIGH QUALITY VOLUMES LOADED WITH PREMIUM - 404939
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog About: $32,800.00
    Stock #: 404939
    $5,250.00
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    (15a), FINE, og - 402845
    India (INDIA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 700.00
    Stock #: 402845
    $250.00
  10. 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
  11. (8 var), FINE - VERY FINE, og - 402837
    (8 var), FINE - VERY FINE, og - 402837
    Turks Islands (TURIS)
    Scott Catalog Value: 1600.00
    Stock #: 402837
    $475.00
  12. 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
  13. (627), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH  - 403638
    (627), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 403638
    Argentina (ARGEN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $250
    Stock #: 403638
    $130.00
  14. (627), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 403637
    (627), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 403637
    Argentina (ARGEN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $250
    Stock #: 403637
    $130.00
  15. (1-5) - 401847
    (1-5) - 401847
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $850.00 – 1000
    Stock #: 401847
    $850.00
  16. AUSTRIA  (1/5) SPECIALIZED SELECTION- 402152
    AUSTRIA (1/5) SPECIALIZED SELECTION- 402152
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): $1,825.00
    Stock #: 402152
    $500.00
  17. (1/33) Specialist's selection. VERY FINE
    (1/33) Specialist's selection. VERY FINE
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): $1,200.00
    Stock #: 393022
    $300.00
  18. 8b, EXTREMELY FINE, - 402664
    8b, EXTREMELY FINE, - 402664
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 450
    Stock #: 402664
    $180.00
  19. 19, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402660
    19, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402660
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $625
    Stock #: 402660
    $250.00
  20. 20, VERY FINE, og, - 402659
    20, VERY FINE, og, - 402659
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1650
    Stock #: 402659
    $750.00
  21. 21, FINE-VERY FINE, OG - 402658
    21, FINE-VERY FINE, OG - 402658
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1650
    Stock #: 402658
    $575.00
  22. 22-26, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402661
    22-26, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 402661
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $910
    Stock #: 402661
    $350.00
  23. 37a, VERY FINE, og, - 402657
    37a, VERY FINE, og, - 402657
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $440
    Stock #: 402657
    $180.00
  24. 38a, VERY FINE, og - 402644
    38a, VERY FINE, og - 402644
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): 825
    Stock #: 402644
    $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
    $400.00
  26. AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 405042
    AUSTRIA - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 405042
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $750
    Stock #: 405042
    $750.00
  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. (B87-B92), on two covers, VERY FINE (MI €600)
    (B87-B92), on two covers, VERY FINE (MI €600)
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): $715.00
    Stock #: 401962
    $275.00
  35. (B112-B117), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 403876
    (B112-B117), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 403876
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350
    Stock #: 403876
    $200.00
  36. (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
  37. (C54-C60), VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    (C54-C60), VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    Austria (AUSTI)
    (Catalog Value): $332.60
    Stock #: 401943
    $190.00
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. P5-P6, very fine, - 402650
    P5-P6, very fine, - 402650
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 925
    Stock #: 402650
    $375.00
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN CRETE - 402707
    AUSTRIA-OFFICES IN CRETE - 402707
    Austria-Offices in Crete (CRAUS)
    Estimated Net Value: $300.00 – 400
    Stock #: 402707
    $300.00
  44. 15, EXTREMELY FINE, og - 402643
    15, EXTREMELY FINE, og - 402643
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Stock #: 402643
    $150.00
  45. 14, FINE, og - 402642
    14, FINE, og - 402642
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Stock #: 402642
    $2,500.00
  46. 16, VERY FINE, og - 402641
    16, VERY FINE, og - 402641
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Stock #: 402641
    $1,800.00
  47. 18, VERY FINE, og, - 402640
    18, VERY FINE, og, - 402640
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: 14000
    Stock #: 402640
    $3,750.00

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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.