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  1. [(54),] FINE, og
    [(54),] FINE, og
    Italy (ITALY)
    Latest Scott Catalog Value: $2,350.00
    Stock #: 389310
    $675.00
  2. (45-51), VERY FINE - 403963
    (45-51), VERY FINE - 403963
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $3033.65
    Stock #: 403963
    $750.00
  3. (46), F-VF, og
    (46), F-VF, og
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 391531
    $850.00
  4. (47), VERY FINE, og, NH
    (47), VERY FINE, og, NH
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $950.00
    Stock #: 386980
    $150.00
  5. (52-57, 56a), VERY FINE - 403965
    (52-57, 56a), VERY FINE - 403965
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1195.50
    Stock #: 403965
    $350.00
  6. (55) Group of 53 used Italy #55's, most VERY FINE
    (55) Group of 53 used Italy #55's, most VERY FINE
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 388833
    $100.00
  7. (66), VERY FINE, og
    (66), VERY FINE, og
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 389311
    $65.00
  8. (67-72), F-VF, og - 403561
    (67-72), F-VF, og - 403561
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $619.00
    Stock #: 403561
    $300.00
  9. (79, 81), pairs, FINE, og
    (79, 81), pairs, FINE, og
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,800.00
    Stock #: 386983
    $130.00
  10. (81,81a), VERY FINE, og, NH
    (81,81a), VERY FINE, og, NH
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 391530
    $190.00
  11. (142B), on piece, VERY FINE
    (142B), on piece, VERY FINE
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 402045
    $100.00
  12. (143-146), tied to cover, VERY FINE - 404955
    (143-146), tied to cover, VERY FINE - 404955
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $700.00
    Stock #: 404955
    $420.00
  13. (143-146), VERY FINE - 403966
    (143-146), VERY FINE - 403966
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 403966
    $350.00
  14. (165-170), VERY FINE - 403968
    (165-170), VERY FINE - 403968
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $5370.00
    Stock #: 403968
    $1,600.00
  15. (165-170), each tied to piece, VERY FINE
    (165-170), each tied to piece, VERY FINE
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 387008
    $900.00
  16. (170), VERY FINE, og
    (170), VERY FINE, og
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 402404
    $375.00
  17. (170), F-VF - 392481
    (170), F-VF - 392481
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $4,400.00
    Stock #: 392481
    $500.00
  18. (171-174), VERY FINE - 403969
    (171-174), VERY FINE - 403969
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 403969
    $400.00
  19. (232-238), VERY FINE - 403970
    (232-238), VERY FINE - 403970
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $618.20
    Stock #: 403970
    $250.00
  20. (248-256), VERY FINE - 404954
    (248-256), VERY FINE - 404954
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1284.00
    Stock #: 404954
    $720.00
  21. (263a), VERY FINE - 402517
    (263a), VERY FINE - 402517
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: 375
    Stock #: 402517
    $160.00
  22. (268-279), VERY FINE - 403972
    (268-279), VERY FINE - 403972
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $818.85
    Stock #: 403972
    $350.00
  23. (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 392790
    $550.00
  24. (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    Italy (ITALY)
    Stock #: 392789
    $550.00
  25. (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 392788
    (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 392788
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,640.00
    Stock #: 392788
    $550.00
  26. (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 392783
    (280-289), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 392783
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,640.00
    Stock #: 392783
    $500.00
  27. (290-305), VERY FINE - 404951
    (290-305), VERY FINE - 404951
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog About: $568.70
    Stock #: 404951
    $340.00
  28. (324-328), VERY FINE - 404957
    (324-328), VERY FINE - 404957
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1465.00
    Stock #: 404957
    $820.00
  29. (324-328), VERY FINE - 403975
    (324-328), VERY FINE - 403975
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $727.65
    Stock #: 403975
    $350.00
  30. (349-354), VERY FINE - 403977
    (349-354), VERY FINE - 403977
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $705.10
    Stock #: 403977
    $300.00
  31. (349-354), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403557
    (349-354), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403557
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $510.00
    Stock #: 403557
    $240.00
  32. (349-354), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403386
    (349-354), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403386
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $510
    Stock #: 403386
    $330.00
  33. (349-354, C79-C83), VERY FINE, og, NH - 399294
    (349-354, C79-C83), VERY FINE, og, NH - 399294
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $710.00
    Stock #: 399294
    $375.00
  34. (349-354), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 392786
    (349-354), blocks of 4, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 392786
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,040.00
    Stock #: 392786
    $600.00
  35. (359-366), VERY FINE - 403978
    (359-366), VERY FINE - 403978
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $826.85
    Stock #: 403978
    $425.00
  36. (367-376), VERY FINE - 403979
    (367-376), VERY FINE - 403979
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $944.25
    Stock #: 403979
    $375.00
  37. (377-386), VERY FINE - 403980
    (377-386), VERY FINE - 403980
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $536.65
    Stock #: 403980
    $250.00
  38. (387-396), tied to cover, VERY FINE - 404940
    (387-396), tied to cover, VERY FINE - 404940
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $579.05
    Stock #: 404940
    $325.00
  39. (387-396), VERY FINE - 403981
    (387-396), VERY FINE - 403981
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $579.05
    Stock #: 403981
    $275.00
  40. (477), VERY FINE, og, NH - 402408
    (477), VERY FINE, og, NH - 402408
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $440.00
    Stock #: 402408
    $200.00
  41. (477), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 387015
    (477), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 387015
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $440.00
    Stock #: 387015
    $100.00
  42. (486-488), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403558
    (486-488), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403558
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $450.00
    Stock #: 403558
    $450.00
  43. (486-488), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403559
    (486-488), VERY FINE, og, NH - 403559
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $450.00
    Stock #: 403559
    $210.00
  44. (488), VERY FINE, og, NH - 402409
    (488), VERY FINE, og, NH - 402409
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $375.00
    Stock #: 402409
    $150.00
  45. (495-506), VERY FINE, og, NH - 397775
    (495-506), VERY FINE, og, NH - 397775
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $405.00
    Stock #: 397775
    $190.00
  46. (518), mint and used example, VERY FINE, mint og, NH - 402516
    (518), mint and used example, VERY FINE, mint og, NH - 402516
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: 375
    Stock #: 402516
    $180.00
  47. (574-576), VERY FINE - 403983
    (574-576), VERY FINE - 403983
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,500.00
    Stock #: 403983
    $600.00
  48. ITALY - 405914
    ITALY - 405914
    Italy (ITALY)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500
    Stock #: 405914
    $1,250.00
  49. ITALIAN AREA - WONDERFUL PREMIUM SELECTION - 405165
    ITALIAN AREA - WONDERFUL PREMIUM SELECTION - 405165
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog Value: $16,750.00
    Stock #: 405165
    $3,900.00
  50. ITALY & STATES - WONDERFUL COLLECTION BEGINNING WITH STATE ISSUES - 405320
    ITALY & STATES - WONDERFUL COLLECTION BEGINNING WITH STATE ISSUES - 405320
    Italy (ITALY)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $1750
    Stock #: 405320
    $1,250.00
  51. ITALY - MOSTLY PREMIUM COLLECTION - 404964
    ITALY - MOSTLY PREMIUM COLLECTION - 404964
    Italy (ITALY)
    Scott Catalog About: $6,950.00
    Stock #: 404964
    $1,600.00
  52. ITALIAN OFFICES ABROAD - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 403771
    ITALIAN OFFICES ABROAD - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 403771
    Italy (ITALY)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850.00
    Stock #: 403771
    $750.00
  53. ITALY - HIGH QUALITY TWO-VOLUME COLLECTION - 401598
    ITALY - HIGH QUALITY TWO-VOLUME COLLECTION - 401598
    Italy (ITALY)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $3000.00
    Stock #: 401598
    $2,000.00
  54. ITALY - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 401806
    ITALY - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 401806
    Italy (ITALY)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – 1250
    Stock #: 401806
    $1,000.00

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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.