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  1. EQUATORIAL GUINEA - WONDERFUL MINT STOCK SELECTION - 405270
    EQUATORIAL GUINEA - WONDERFUL MINT STOCK SELECTION - 405270
    Equatorial Guinea (EQGUI)
    Scott Catalog About: 12,500
    Stock #: 405270
    Your Price $960.00 Originally $2,400.00
  2. ETHIOPIA & LIBERIA - NICE COLLECTION IN A NICE ALBUM - 405302
    ETHIOPIA & LIBERIA - NICE COLLECTION IN A NICE ALBUM - 405302
    Ethiopia (ETHIO)
    Stock #: 405302
    Your Price $260.00 Originally $650.00
  3. (45-47,) eleven sheets of 20 of each, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    (45-47,) eleven sheets of 20 of each, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    Faroe Islands (FAROE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $330.00
    Stock #: 392103
    Your Price $18.00 Originally $60.00
  4. (2), town cancel, F-VF
    (2), town cancel, F-VF
    Finland (FINLA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $925.00
    Stock #: 401898
    Your Price $131.25 Originally $375.00
  5. (4-13), #8 pulled perfs. VERY FINE
    (4-13), #8 pulled perfs. VERY FINE
    Finland (FINLA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,315.00
    Stock #: 401505
    Your Price $227.50 Originally $650.00
  6. (6/12), VERY FINE selection
    (6/12), VERY FINE selection
    Finland (FINLA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,160.00
    Stock #: 397170
    Your Price $105.00 Originally $300.00
  7. (6 (2), 7 (3), 8, 10 (7), a couple with short teeth, VERY FINE
    (6 (2), 7 (3), 8, 10 (7), a couple with short teeth, VERY FINE
    Finland (FINLA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,432.00
    Stock #: 387029
    Your Price $90.00 Originally $300.00
  8. (17-30), VERY FINE
    (17-30), VERY FINE
    Finland (FINLA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $667.00
    Stock #: 401506
    Your Price $84.00 Originally $240.00
  9. FINLAND - MODERN MINT SELECTION - 405203
    FINLAND - MODERN MINT SELECTION - 405203
    Finland (FINLA)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1,250.00
    Stock #: 405203
    Your Price $450.00 Originally $1,000.00
  10. FINLAND - 405004
    FINLAND - 405004
    Finland (FINLA)
    Estimated Net Value: $800.00 – $900
    Stock #: 405004
    Your Price $320.00 Originally $800.00
  11. FINLAND - VERY NICE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM THROUGHOUT - 405022
    FINLAND - VERY NICE COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM THROUGHOUT - 405022
    Finland (FINLA)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $900
    Stock #: 405022
    Your Price $360.00 Originally $900.00
  12. FINLAND - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 401802
    FINLAND - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 401802
    Finland (FINLA)
    Estimated Net Value: $650.00 – 750
    Stock #: 401802
    Your Price $227.50 Originally $650.00
  13. FINLAND
    FINLAND
    Finland (FINLA)
    Estimated Net Value: $400.00 – 500.00
    Stock #: 402157
    Your Price $166.25 Originally $475.00
  14. FINLAND - VERY NICE COLLECTION TO ABOUT 1970 in a clean Lindner Hingeless Specialty album. Mostly mint. VERY FINE, og
    FINLAND - VERY NICE COLLECTION TO ABOUT 1970 in a clean Lindner Hingeless Specialty album. Mostly mint. VERY FINE, og
    Finland (FINLA)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – 600.00
    Stock #: 400367
    Your Price $166.25 Originally $475.00
  15. FINLAND -  Nice 19th century selection of some 30 issues with minimal duplication, F-VF
    FINLAND - Nice 19th century selection of some 30 issues with minimal duplication, F-VF
    Finland (FINLA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $5,400.00
    Stock #: 400420
    Your Price $210.00 Originally $600.00
  16. (2), missing corner, nice margins, VERY FINE
    (2), missing corner, nice margins, VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 395446
    Your Price $60.00 Originally $200.00
  17. (2), VERY FINE
    (2), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 402342
    Your Price $148.75 Originally $425.00
  18. (7), pair, VERY FINE
    (7), pair, VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 402413
    Your Price $131.25 Originally $375.00
  19. (9), thin, looks EXTREMELY FINE - 405416
    (9), thin, looks EXTREMELY FINE - 405416
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: 875
    Stock #: 405416
    Your Price $180.00 Originally $400.00
  20. (9), VERY FINE - 404362
    (9), VERY FINE - 404362
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $925.00
    Stock #: 404362
    Your Price $105.00 Originally $300.00
  21. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $725.00
    Stock #: 402412
    Your Price $105.00 Originally $300.00
  22. (9), EXTREMELY FINE
    (9), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $725.00
    Stock #: 402344
    Your Price $113.75 Originally $325.00
  23. (9), F-VF
    (9), F-VF
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401658
    Your Price $113.75 Originally $325.00
  24. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401663
    Your Price $113.75 Originally $325.00
  25. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401661
    Your Price $113.75 Originally $325.00
  26. (10-11), each small thin, EXTREMELY FINE - 405414
    (10-11), each small thin, EXTREMELY FINE - 405414
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: 482.50
    Stock #: 405414
    Your Price $90.00 Originally $200.00
  27. (15 var, Yvert #14Ag), VERY FINE (Y & T 4,600 Euros)
    (15 var, Yvert #14Ag), VERY FINE (Y & T 4,600 Euros)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,250.00
    Stock #: 390725
    Your Price $195.00 Originally $650.00
  28. (15 var, Yvert #14Ac), VERY FINE (Y & T 4,600 Euros)
    (15 var, Yvert #14Ac), VERY FINE (Y & T 4,600 Euros)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,300.00
    Stock #: 390724
    Your Price $300.00 Originally $1,000.00
  29. (17), block of 4, VERY FINE
    (17), block of 4, VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,250.00
    Stock #: 402341
    Your Price $385.00 Originally $1,100.00
  30. (21), VERY FINE - 404366
    (21), VERY FINE - 404366
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,575.00
    Stock #: 404366
    Your Price $350.00 Originally $1,000.00
  31. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,575.00
    Stock #: 402396
    Your Price $350.00 Originally $1,000.00
  32. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,475.00
    Stock #: 401666
    Your Price $455.00 Originally $1,300.00
  33. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,475.00
    Stock #: 401665
    Your Price $455.00 Originally $1,300.00
  34. (22), pair, F-VF, og
    (22), pair, F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $280.00
    Stock #: 401670
    Your Price $52.50 Originally $150.00
  35. (37), VERY FINE, og - 405524
    (37), VERY FINE, og - 405524
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,000.00
    Stock #: 405524
    Your Price $1,575.00 Originally $3,500.00
  36. (47 var, Yvert #48b), crease, F-VF, og (Y & T 12,500 Euros)
    (47 var, Yvert #48b), crease, F-VF, og (Y & T 12,500 Euros)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $18,000.00
    Stock #: 390726
    Your Price $420.00 Originally $1,400.00
  37. (70), VERY FINE, og, NH
    (70), VERY FINE, og, NH
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $575.00
    Stock #: 401676
    Your Price $105.00 Originally $300.00
  38. (97/108), Specialized selection, F-VF
    (97/108), Specialized selection, F-VF
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $12,230.00
    Stock #: 391236
    Your Price $180.00 Originally $600.00
  39. (98), with obliteration (Maury #19), F-VF (Maury €1650)
    (98), with obliteration (Maury #19), F-VF (Maury €1650)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,020.00
    Stock #: 398752
    Your Price $280.00 Originally $800.00
  40. (113), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #84), VERY FINE, og (Maury €355)
    (113), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #84), VERY FINE, og (Maury €355)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $430.00
    Stock #: 398760
    Your Price $59.50 Originally $170.00
  41. (121-132), VERY FINE, og
    (121-132), VERY FINE, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,331.50
    Stock #: 401681
    Your Price $245.00 Originally $700.00
  42. (133-137), F-VF, og
    (133-137), F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $476.00
    Stock #: 399796
    Your Price $96.25 Originally $275.00
  43. (138-154), VERY FINE, og
    (138-154), VERY FINE, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $438.50
    Stock #: 401682
    Your Price $84.00 Originally $240.00
  44. (138-154), F-VF, og
    (138-154), F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $438.50
    Stock #: 399799
    Your Price $96.25 Originally $275.00
  45. (139, 160 &171), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1922" overprints (Maury #34-36), some in quantity, F-VF, no gum (Maury €942)
    (139, 160 &171), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1922" overprints (Maury #34-36), some in quantity, F-VF, no gum (Maury €942)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,105.00
    Stock #: 402491
    Your Price $166.25 Originally $475.00
  46. (139, 159-160 & 170), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1921" overprints (Maury #27-30), some in quantity, F-VF, no gum (Maury €1315)
    (139, 159-160 & 170), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1921" overprints (Maury #27-30), some in quantity, F-VF, no gum (Maury €1315)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,545.00
    Stock #: 402489
    Your Price $236.25 Originally $675.00
  47. (139 & 159) Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1920" overprints (Maury #25-26), two of each, F-VF, no gum (Maury €630)
    (139 & 159) Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1920" overprints (Maury #25-26), two of each, F-VF, no gum (Maury €630)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $740.00
    Stock #: 402488
    Your Price $113.75 Originally $325.00
  48. (139 & 159), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1920" overprints (Maury #25-26), F-VF, og (Maury €745)
    (139 & 159), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS 1920" overprints (Maury #25-26), F-VF, og (Maury €745)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $875.00
    Stock #: 402487
    Your Price $131.25 Originally $375.00
  49. (139), "POSTES PARIS 1920" overprint (Maury #26), VERY FINE, og (Maury €330)
    (139), "POSTES PARIS 1920" overprint (Maury #26), VERY FINE, og (Maury €330)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $400.00
    Stock #: 398754
    Your Price $56.00 Originally $160.00
  50. (160 & 171), Precancels with "POSTES FRANCE" overprints, for 1921 & 1922, (Maury #31, 37 & 39), F-VF, most no gum (Maury €1230)
    (160 & 171), Precancels with "POSTES FRANCE" overprints, for 1921 & 1922, (Maury #31, 37 & 39), F-VF, most no gum (Maury €1230)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,445.00
    Stock #: 402490
    Your Price $218.75 Originally $625.00
  51. (160 & 170), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS" overprints for both 1921 and 1922  (Maury #30 & 37), F-VF, og (Maury €1070)
    (160 & 170), Precancels with "POSTES PARIS" overprints for both 1921 and 1922 (Maury #30 & 37), F-VF, og (Maury €1070)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,255.00
    Stock #: 402492
    Your Price $192.50 Originally $550.00
  52. (163), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #85), VERY FINE, og (Maury €285)
    (163), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #85), VERY FINE, og (Maury €285)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 398761
    Your Price $52.50 Originally $150.00
  53. (165), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #86), F-VF, og (Maury €285)
    (165), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #86), F-VF, og (Maury €285)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 398762
    Your Price $52.50 Originally $150.00
  54. (190,) with Precancel and Specimen Overprint, VERY FINE, og (Maury €285)
    (190,) with Precancel and Specimen Overprint, VERY FINE, og (Maury €285)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 397862
    Your Price $56.00 Originally $160.00
  55. (191), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #91), VERY FINE, og (Maury €285)
    (191), Specimen, with precancel (Maury #91), VERY FINE, og (Maury €285)
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 398764
    Your Price $52.50 Originally $150.00
  56. (581-584), deluxe proof, VERY FINE (Maury) - 405844
    (581-584), deluxe proof, VERY FINE (Maury) - 405844
    France (FRANC)
    (Catalog Value): $1,975.00
    Stock #: 405844
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $1,000.00
  57. FRANCE - LOVELY MINT COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS - 406212
    FRANCE - LOVELY MINT COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS - 406212
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $3000.00
    Stock #: 406212
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,000.00
  58. FRANCE - MINT COLLECTION OF LATE 1930's - 406284
    FRANCE - MINT COLLECTION OF LATE 1930's - 406284
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $450.00 – $500.00
    Stock #: 406284
    Your Price $225.00 Originally $450.00

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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.