- (623-629), 20 sheets of 20 each, in total 400 sets, all VERY FINE, og, NHParaguay (PARAG)Stock #: 400423Your Price $525.00 Originally $1,500.00
- (623-629, 629a), perf & imperf sets, VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE, og, NHParaguay (PARAG)Stock #: 399984Your Price $45.50 Originally $130.00
- PARAGUAY - VALUABLE SOUVENIR SHEETS, ALL-MINT, NH including #565-568 (100 imperf souvenir sheets), 616a (100), 629a (300 perf, 300 imperf), 841a (C311 (50 perf, 50 imperf sheets), all stored neatly in groups of 50 and 100. High quality and huge catalogueParaguay (PARAG)Estimated Net Value: $3,750.00 – $3,750.00 - $4,000.00Stock #: 402306Your Price $1,662.50 Originally $4,750.00
- PARAGUAY - DEALER'S SELECTION - Very impressive accumulation of thousands of mint never hinged issues form the 1960s duplicated in a uniform fashion and in total adding up to over $15,000 in catalog value. This is a massive accumulation with cores of reguParaguay (PARAG)Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $1,750.00Stock #: 400616Your Price $507.50 Originally $1,450.00
- PARAGUAY - SPECIMEN 'MUESTRA' COLLECTION Very impressive, visually attractive, and highly comprehensive collection of over 1,000 different Paraguayan specimen issues mostly covering the period from 1970 to 2000. These Muestra overprinted issues are very sParaguay (PARAG)Estimated Net Value: $3,000.00 – $4,000.00Stock #: 400419Your Price $472.50 Originally $1,350.00
- PARAGUAY - MINT DEALER SELECTION Very nice mint never hinged selection of close to 2,500 complete sets, where most individual stamps are in compete sheets of 50 or 100. Overall the lot would add up to roughly $35,000 in catalog value including issues likeParaguay (PARAG)Estimated Net Value: $5,000.00 – $6,000.00Stock #: 400565Your Price $1,750.00 Originally $5,000.00
- PARAGUAY - MID 20TH CENTURY SELECTION OF ALL MINT NH ISSUES stored in Michel numbered glassines. This group contains items from the 1930's to the 1960's containing a good variety of footnoted items such as imperfs and color variations. This group is perfeParaguay (PARAG)Scott Catalog About: $18,400.00Stock #: 395830Your Price $1,400.00 Originally $4,000.00
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.