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  1. (2), missing corner, nice margins, VERY FINE
    (2), missing corner, nice margins, VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 395446
    $200.00
  2. (2), VERY FINE
    (2), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 402342
    $425.00
  3. (7), pair, VERY FINE
    (7), pair, VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 402413
    $375.00
  4. (9), thin, looks EXTREMELY FINE - 405416
    (9), thin, looks EXTREMELY FINE - 405416
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: 875
    Stock #: 405416
    $400.00
  5. (9), VERY FINE - 404362
    (9), VERY FINE - 404362
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $925.00
    Stock #: 404362
    $300.00
  6. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $725.00
    Stock #: 402412
    $300.00
  7. (9), EXTREMELY FINE
    (9), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $725.00
    Stock #: 402344
    $325.00
  8. (9), F-VF
    (9), F-VF
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401658
    $325.00
  9. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401663
    $325.00
  10. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401661
    $325.00
  11. (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
    $200.00
  12. (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
    $650.00
  13. (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
    $1,000.00
  14. (17), block of 4, VERY FINE
    (17), block of 4, VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,250.00
    Stock #: 402341
    $1,100.00
  15. (21), VERY FINE - 404366
    (21), VERY FINE - 404366
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,575.00
    Stock #: 404366
    $1,000.00
  16. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,575.00
    Stock #: 402396
    $1,000.00
  17. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,475.00
    Stock #: 401666
    $1,300.00
  18. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,475.00
    Stock #: 401665
    $1,300.00
  19. (22), pair, F-VF, og
    (22), pair, F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $280.00
    Stock #: 401670
    $150.00
  20. (37), VERY FINE, og - 405524
    (37), VERY FINE, og - 405524
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,000.00
    Stock #: 405524
    $3,500.00
  21. (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
    $1,400.00
  22. (70), VERY FINE, og, NH
    (70), VERY FINE, og, NH
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $575.00
    Stock #: 401676
    $300.00
  23. (97/108), Specialized selection, F-VF
    (97/108), Specialized selection, F-VF
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $12,230.00
    Stock #: 391236
    $600.00
  24. (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
    $800.00
  25. (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
    $170.00
  26. (121-132), VERY FINE, og
    (121-132), VERY FINE, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,331.50
    Stock #: 401681
    $700.00
  27. (133-137), F-VF, og
    (133-137), F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $476.00
    Stock #: 399796
    $275.00
  28. (138-154), VERY FINE, og
    (138-154), VERY FINE, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $438.50
    Stock #: 401682
    $240.00
  29. (138-154), F-VF, og
    (138-154), F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $438.50
    Stock #: 399799
    $275.00
  30. (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
    $160.00
  31. (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
    $150.00
  32. (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
    $150.00
  33. (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
    $160.00
  34. (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
    $150.00
  35. (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
    $1,000.00
  36. FRANCE - BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY COMPLETE COLLECTION TO 1970 - 405607
    FRANCE - BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY COMPLETE COLLECTION TO 1970 - 405607
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Scott Catalog Value: $3,000.00 – $4000
    Stock #: 405607
    $3,000.00
  37. FRANCE - MINT STOCK SELECTION WITH SEMI-POSTALS - 405462
    FRANCE - MINT STOCK SELECTION WITH SEMI-POSTALS - 405462
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog About: $1,625.00
    Stock #: 405462
    $500.00
  38. FRANCE - RED CROSS SEMI-POSTAL BOOKLETS - 405461
    FRANCE - RED CROSS SEMI-POSTAL BOOKLETS - 405461
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog About: $1,735.00
    Stock #: 405461
    $520.00
  39. FRANCE - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM THROUGHOUT - 405310
    FRANCE - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION WITH PREMIUM THROUGHOUT - 405310
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $2,750
    Stock #: 405310
    $2,500.00
  40. FRANCE & COLONIES - 404864
    FRANCE & COLONIES - 404864
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $4,000.00 – $4500
    Stock #: 404864
    $4,000.00
  41. FRANCE - HIGH QUALITY SEMIPOSTAL SELECTION - 404822
    FRANCE - HIGH QUALITY SEMIPOSTAL SELECTION - 404822
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $7,900.00
    Stock #: 404822
    $1,425.00
  42. FRENCH OFFICES ABROAD - NICE SELECTION ON STOCKPAGES - 404821
    FRENCH OFFICES ABROAD - NICE SELECTION ON STOCKPAGES - 404821
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $10,375.00
    Stock #: 404821
    $10,375.00
  43. FRANCE - OFFICES IN CHINA - 403098
    FRANCE - OFFICES IN CHINA - 403098
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1250
    Stock #: 403098
    $1,000.00
  44. FRANCE - 402672
    FRANCE - 402672
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – 3000
    Stock #: 402672
    $2,000.00
  45. FRANCE-SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAILS - 402507
    FRANCE-SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAILS - 402507
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – 600
    Stock #: 402507
    $500.00
  46. FRANCE -VERY ATTRACTIVE COLLECTION - 402017
    FRANCE -VERY ATTRACTIVE COLLECTION - 402017
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog About: $6,500.00
    Stock #: 402017
    $1,450.00
  47. FRANCE - BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION, HIGHLY COMPLETE
    FRANCE - BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION, HIGHLY COMPLETE
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $3,000.00 – $4,000.00
    Stock #: 400979
    $3,000.00
  48. FRANCE - SIEGE OF PARIS
    FRANCE - SIEGE OF PARIS
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $3,000.00
    Stock #: 400145
    $2,400.00
  49. FRANCE  Used selection of 19th century Classics. Gen. F-VF or better
    FRANCE Used selection of 19th century Classics. Gen. F-VF or better
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $600.00 – $700.00
    Stock #: 399935
    $600.00
  50. FRANCE & COLONIES - NICE SELECTION WITH OFFICES ABROAD - 405476
    FRANCE & COLONIES - NICE SELECTION WITH OFFICES ABROAD - 405476
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $16,750.00
    Stock #: 405476
    $2,200.00

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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.