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  1. (9), thin, looks EXTREMELY FINE - 405416
    (9), thin, looks EXTREMELY FINE - 405416
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: 875
    Stock #: 405416
    Your Price $160.00 Originally $400.00
  2. (9), VERY FINE - 404362
    (9), VERY FINE - 404362
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $925.00
    Stock #: 404362
    Your Price $105.00 Originally $300.00
  3. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $725.00
    Stock #: 402412
    Your Price $105.00 Originally $300.00
  4. (9), F-VF
    (9), F-VF
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401658
    Your Price $97.50 Originally $325.00
  5. (9), VERY FINE
    (9), VERY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 401663
    Your Price $97.50 Originally $325.00
  6. (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
  7. (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
  8. (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
  9. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,575.00
    Stock #: 402396
    Your Price $350.00 Originally $1,000.00
  10. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,475.00
    Stock #: 401666
    Your Price $390.00 Originally $1,300.00
  11. (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    (21), EXTREMELY FINE
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,475.00
    Stock #: 401665
    Your Price $390.00 Originally $1,300.00
  12. (22), pair, F-VF, og
    (22), pair, F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $280.00
    Stock #: 401670
    Your Price $45.00 Originally $150.00
  13. (70), VERY FINE, og, NH
    (70), VERY FINE, og, NH
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $575.00
    Stock #: 401676
    Your Price $90.00 Originally $300.00
  14. (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 $240.00 Originally $800.00
  15. (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 $51.00 Originally $170.00
  16. (121-132), VERY FINE, og
    (121-132), VERY FINE, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,331.50
    Stock #: 401681
    Your Price $210.00 Originally $700.00
  17. (133-137), F-VF, og
    (133-137), F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $476.00
    Stock #: 399796
    Your Price $82.50 Originally $275.00
  18. (138-154), VERY FINE, og
    (138-154), VERY FINE, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $438.50
    Stock #: 401682
    Your Price $72.00 Originally $240.00
  19. (138-154), F-VF, og
    (138-154), F-VF, og
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $438.50
    Stock #: 399799
    Your Price $82.50 Originally $275.00
  20. (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
  21. (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
  22. (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
  23. (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
  24. (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 $48.00 Originally $160.00
  25. (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
  26. (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
  27. (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 $48.00 Originally $160.00
  28. (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 $45.00 Originally $150.00
  29. FRANCE - COMPLETE MINT COLLECTION - 1954-1965
    FRANCE - COMPLETE MINT COLLECTION - 1954-1965
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – 850.00
    Stock #: 408061
    Your Price $375.00 Originally $750.00
  30. FRANCE - FRENCH COLONIES - Lovely Mint & Used Selection - 407395
    FRANCE - FRENCH COLONIES - Lovely Mint & Used Selection - 407395
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,750.00 – $2,000.00
    Stock #: 407395
    Your Price $787.50 Originally $1,750.00
  31. FRANCE-IMPERFS - 407186
    FRANCE-IMPERFS - 407186
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $1060
    Stock #: 407186
    Your Price $315.00 Originally $700.00
  32. FRANCE & FRENCH COLONIES - VERY NICE COLLECTION - 406706
    FRANCE & FRENCH COLONIES - VERY NICE COLLECTION - 406706
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850.00
    Stock #: 406706
    Your Price $337.50 Originally $750.00
  33. FRANCE - COLLECTION OF MANY HUNDREDS TO 1980 - 406661
    FRANCE - COLLECTION OF MANY HUNDREDS TO 1980 - 406661
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1250.00
    Stock #: 406661
    Your Price $450.00 Originally $1,000.00
  34. FRANCE - WONDERFUL 11 VOLUME PREMIUM STOCK - 406641
    FRANCE - WONDERFUL 11 VOLUME PREMIUM STOCK - 406641
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $7,500.00 – $8500.00
    Stock #: 406641
    Your Price $3,375.00 Originally $7,500.00
  35. FRANCE - MINT COLLECTION IN A CLEAN MINKUS SPECIALTY ALBUM - 406561
    FRANCE - MINT COLLECTION IN A CLEAN MINKUS SPECIALTY ALBUM - 406561
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – 1250
    Stock #: 406561
    Your Price $400.00 Originally $1,000.00
  36. 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 $180.00 Originally $450.00
  37. FRANCE - WONDERFUL NEATLY PRESENTED STOCKBOOK - 406206
    FRANCE - WONDERFUL NEATLY PRESENTED STOCKBOOK - 406206
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1000.00
    Stock #: 406206
    Your Price $360.00 Originally $900.00
  38. FRANCE - Mint collection 1920-1980 - 406208
    FRANCE - Mint collection 1920-1980 - 406208
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,800.00
    Stock #: 406208
    Your Price $300.00 Originally $750.00
  39. 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
    Your Price $1,200.00 Originally $3,000.00
  40. 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
    Your Price $200.00 Originally $500.00
  41. FRANCE - RED CROSS SEMI-POSTAL BOOKLETS - 405461
    FRANCE - RED CROSS SEMI-POSTAL BOOKLETS - 405461
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog About: $1,735.00
    Stock #: 405461
    Your Price $208.00 Originally $520.00
  42. 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
    Your Price $875.00 Originally $2,500.00
  43. FRANCE & COLONIES - 404864
    FRANCE & COLONIES - 404864
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $4,000.00 – $4500
    Stock #: 404864
    Your Price $1,400.00 Originally $4,000.00
  44. 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
    Your Price $3,631.25 Originally $10,375.00
  45. FRANCE - OFFICES IN CHINA - 403098
    FRANCE - OFFICES IN CHINA - 403098
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1250
    Stock #: 403098
    Your Price $350.00 Originally $1,000.00
  46. FRANCE - 402672
    FRANCE - 402672
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – 3000
    Stock #: 402672
    Your Price $700.00 Originally $2,000.00
  47. FRANCE-SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAILS - 402507
    FRANCE-SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAILS - 402507
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – 600
    Stock #: 402507
    Your Price $175.00 Originally $500.00
  48. 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
    Your Price $880.00 Originally $2,200.00
  49. (C28), Artist's Proof, VERY FINE (Maury €800) - 407183
    (C28), Artist's Proof, VERY FINE (Maury €800) - 407183
    France (FRANC)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $920
    Stock #: 407183
    Your Price $270.00 Originally $600.00
  50. (C28), deluxe proof, VERY FINE (Maury) - 405843
    (C28), deluxe proof, VERY FINE (Maury) - 405843
    France (FRANC)
    (Catalog Value): $2,375.00
    Stock #: 405843
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $1,250.00
  51. (Q1), thin, VERY FINE, og - 405380
    (Q1), thin, VERY FINE, og - 405380
    France (FRANC)
    Scott Catalog Value: 825
    Stock #: 405380
    Your Price $122.50 Originally $350.00

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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.