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  1. (19), FINE - 405490
    (19), FINE - 405490
    United States Of America (USA), Airmails (USAIR)
    Scott Catalog Value: $9,000.00
    Stock #: 405490
    Your Price $4,500.00 Originally $4,750.00
  2. (JQ5), plate # block, VERY FINE, og, NH - 408933
    (JQ5), plate # block, VERY FINE, og, NH - 408933
    Parcel Posts (USPAR)
    Scott Catalog Value: 6,000.00
    Stock #: 408933
    Your Price $4,750.00 Originally $5,000.00
  3. U.N. - HIGH QUALITY MINT POSTAGE SELECTION IN SHEETS - 410445
    U.N. - HIGH QUALITY MINT POSTAGE SELECTION IN SHEETS - 410445
    United Nations (UN)
    Stock #: 410445
    Your Price $3,750.00 Originally $4,000.00
  4. (O6), VERY FINE, no gum - 407063
    (O6), VERY FINE, no gum - 407063
    Great Britain (GRBRI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $600
    Stock #: 407063
    Your Price $410.00 Originally $420.00
  5. ADEN – SOUVENIR & MINIATURE SHEETS – 409864
    ADEN – SOUVENIR & MINIATURE SHEETS – 409864
    Aden (ADEN)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $2,500
    Stock #: 409864
    Your Price $1,900.00 Originally $2,000.00
  6. CANADA - SPECIAL DELIVERIES, POSTAGE DUES AND OFFICIALS - 409951
    CANADA - SPECIAL DELIVERIES, POSTAGE DUES AND OFFICIALS - 409951
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1840.00
    Stock #: 409951
    Your Price $390.00 Originally $400.00
  7. CANADA & PROVINCES - MOSTLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 408586
    CANADA & PROVINCES - MOSTLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 408586
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog About: $1265.00
    Stock #: 408586
    Your Price $725.00 Originally $750.00
  8. CANADA - VERY NICE HIGH QUALITY CLASSIC SELECTION - 405737
    CANADA - VERY NICE HIGH QUALITY CLASSIC SELECTION - 405737
    Canada (CANAD)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – $600.00
    Stock #: 405737
    Your Price $490.00 Originally $500.00
  9. GUYANA - 409865
    GUYANA - 409865
    Guyana (GUYAN)
    (Catalog Value): $1,450
    Stock #: 409865
    Your Price $575.00 Originally $600.00
  10. HONG KONG - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF THOUSANDS WITH PREMIUM - 409341
    HONG KONG - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF THOUSANDS WITH PREMIUM - 409341
    Hong Kong (HOKON)
    Scott Catalog About: $8,725.00
    Stock #: 409341
    Your Price $3,250.00 Originally $3,500.00
  11. (N10), VERY FINE, og - 410143
    (N10), VERY FINE, og - 410143
    Malaya-Malacca (MALAC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $700
    Stock #: 410143
    Your Price $390.00 Originally $400.00
  12. (N11), VERY FINE, og - 410144
    (N11), VERY FINE, og - 410144
    Malaya-Malacca (MALAC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,100
    Stock #: 410144
    Your Price $725.00 Originally $750.00
  13. (N12), VERY FINE, og - 410145
    (N12), VERY FINE, og - 410145
    Malaya-Malacca (MALAC)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,350
    Stock #: 410145
    Your Price $875.00 Originally $900.00
  14. TRUCIAL STATES – MASSIVE MINT SELECTION - 409860
    TRUCIAL STATES – MASSIVE MINT SELECTION - 409860
    Trucial States (TRUST)
    Estimated Net Value: $5,000.00 – $6,000
    Stock #: 409860
    Your Price $4,750.00 Originally $5,000.00
  15. TRUCIAL STATES - EXTENSIVE MINT NH SELECTION - 409055
    TRUCIAL STATES - EXTENSIVE MINT NH SELECTION - 409055
    Trucial States (TRUST)
    Estimated Net Value: $3,000.00 – $3,500
    Stock #: 409055
    Your Price $2,750.00 Originally $3,000.00
  16. BRITISH EMPIRE - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF THOUSANDS OF SETS & SINGLES, NEARLY ALL-MINT - 410432
    BRITISH EMPIRE - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF THOUSANDS OF SETS & SINGLES, NEARLY ALL-MINT - 410432
    British Empire Collections (BREMPX)
    Scott Catalog About: $7,750.00
    Stock #: 410432
    Your Price $1,900.00 Originally $2,000.00
  17. AFGHANISTAN - PREMIUM MINT SELECTION - 409118
    AFGHANISTAN - PREMIUM MINT SELECTION - 409118
    Afghanistan (AFGHA)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $2500.00
    Stock #: 409118
    Your Price $1,900.00 Originally $2,000.00
  18. (200var, perf 11; MI 154B), €50 perf stamp, sheet of 100 (€5,000), VERY FINE, og, NH - 406935
    (200var, perf 11; MI 154B), €50 perf stamp, sheet of 100 (€5,000), VERY FINE, og, NH - 406935
    Albania (ALBAN)
    Scott Catalog Value: 6250.00
    Stock #: 406935
    Your Price $390.00 Originally $400.00
  19. (9), tied on wrapper, VERY FINE - 405549
    (9), tied on wrapper, VERY FINE - 405549
    Argentina (ARGEN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $16,000.00
    Stock #: 405549
    Your Price $5,250.00 Originally $5,500.00
  20. (326-339), VERY FINE, og, NH - 409428
    (326-339), VERY FINE, og, NH - 409428
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $675
    Stock #: 409428
    Your Price $650.00 Originally $675.00
  21. AUSTRIA - WELL FILLED SPECIALIZED 19TH CENTURY COLLECTION INCLUDING #1-2, VERY FINE - 410272
    AUSTRIA - WELL FILLED SPECIALIZED 19TH CENTURY COLLECTION INCLUDING #1-2, VERY FINE - 410272
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $3,750.00
    Stock #: 410272
    Your Price $825.00 Originally $850.00
  22. AUSTRIA – MINT & USED SELECTION - 411091
    AUSTRIA – MINT & USED SELECTION - 411091
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog About: $11,000
    Stock #: 411091
    Your Price $3,250.00 Originally $3,500.00
  23. AUSTRIA - DONAU STEAMSHIP - 408815
    AUSTRIA - DONAU STEAMSHIP - 408815
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1800.00
    Stock #: 408815
    Your Price $875.00 Originally $900.00
  24. AUSTRIA - 408617
    AUSTRIA - 408617
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850
    Stock #: 408617
    Your Price $725.00 Originally $750.00
  25. AUSTRIA - Extensive Mint & Used Stock - 407396
    AUSTRIA - Extensive Mint & Used Stock - 407396
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1,250.00
    Stock #: 407396
    Your Price $975.00 Originally $1,000.00
  26. AUSTRIA USED IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Specialized Classic - 407354
    AUSTRIA USED IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Specialized Classic - 407354
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,750.00 – $2,000.00
    Stock #: 407354
    Your Price $1,700.00 Originally $1,750.00
  27. (N20-N30, NE1), block of 4 - 408814
    (N20-N30, NE1), block of 4 - 408814
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1175.00
    Stock #: 408814
    Your Price $575.00 Originally $600.00
  28. P3, ON NEWSPAPER PIECE, VERY FINE, - 402652
    P3, ON NEWSPAPER PIECE, VERY FINE, - 402652
    Austria (AUSTI)
    Scott Catalog Value: 24500
    Stock #: 402652
    Your Price $8,500.00 Originally $9,000.00
  29. (5), VERY FINE, og - 408932
    (5), VERY FINE, og - 408932
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,750.00
    Stock #: 408932
    Your Price $3,250.00 Originally $3,500.00
  30. (8), VERY FINE, no gum - 408891
    (8), VERY FINE, no gum - 408891
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $4,500.00
    Stock #: 408891
    Your Price $3,750.00 Originally $4,000.00
  31. (12), VERY FINE, og - 408890
    (12), VERY FINE, og - 408890
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6,000.00
    Stock #: 408890
    Your Price $4,000.00 Originally $4,250.00
  32. (16), F-VF, og -  408931
    (16), F-VF, og - 408931
    Austria Lombardy-Venetia (AULOM)
    Scott Catalog Value: $5,250.00
    Stock #: 408931
    Your Price $1,800.00 Originally $1,900.00
  33. BELGIUM – EXTENSIVE STOCK SELECTION – 411084
    BELGIUM – EXTENSIVE STOCK SELECTION – 411084
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog About: $25,000
    Stock #: 411084
    Your Price $5,250.00 Originally $5,500.00
  34. BELGIUM – SEMI-POSTALS - 411085
    BELGIUM – SEMI-POSTALS - 411085
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog About: $22,500
    Stock #: 411085
    Your Price $5,750.00 Originally $6,000.00
  35. BELGIUM - HUGE SPECIALIST'S SELECTION OF MORE THAN 10,000 - 409165
    BELGIUM - HUGE SPECIALIST'S SELECTION OF MORE THAN 10,000 - 409165
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850.00
    Stock #: 409165
    Your Price $725.00 Originally $750.00
  36. BELGIUM – COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION - 408598
    BELGIUM – COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION - 408598
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $1,750
    Stock #: 408598
    Your Price $1,500.00 Originally $1,600.00
  37. BELGIUM - PARCEL POSTS - 407372
    BELGIUM - PARCEL POSTS - 407372
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $5,000.00 – $6000.00
    Stock #: 407372
    Your Price $4,750.00 Originally $5,000.00
  38. BELGIAN BACK-OF-THE-BOOK, PLUS BELGIAN CONGO - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION - 406891
    BELGIAN BACK-OF-THE-BOOK, PLUS BELGIAN CONGO - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION - 406891
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog About: $3,100.00
    Stock #: 406891
    Your Price $1,100.00 Originally $1,200.00
  39. BELGIUM - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION LOADED WITH BETTER STAMPS - 406881
    BELGIUM - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION LOADED WITH BETTER STAMPS - 406881
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog About: $6,150.00
    Stock #: 406881
    Your Price $1,800.00 Originally $1,850.00
  40. BELGIUM - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION IN A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM - 406226
    BELGIUM - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION IN A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM - 406226
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1200
    Stock #: 406226
    Your Price $875.00 Originally $900.00
  41. BELGIUM - NICE THREE VOLUME COLLECTION - 405043
    BELGIUM - NICE THREE VOLUME COLLECTION - 405043
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $2500
    Stock #: 405043
    Your Price $1,900.00 Originally $2,000.00
  42. (B106), Fine-Very Fine, og, NH - 408819
    (B106), Fine-Very Fine, og, NH - 408819
    Belgium (BELGI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $650.00
    Stock #: 408819
    Your Price $470.00 Originally $475.00
  43. (601), VERY FINE - 404892
    (601), VERY FINE - 404892
    Burundi (BURUN)
    Scott Catalog Value: $525
    Stock #: 404892
    Your Price $290.00 Originally $300.00
  44. BURUNDI - 411094
    BURUNDI - 411094
    Burundi (BURUN)
    Scott Catalog About: $2,750
    Stock #: 411094
    Your Price $975.00 Originally $1,000.00
  45. BURUNDI – HIGH QUALITY SELECTION - 409496
    BURUNDI – HIGH QUALITY SELECTION - 409496
    Burundi (BURUN)
    Scott Catalog About: $3,800
    Stock #: 409496
    Your Price $1,100.00 Originally $1,200.00
  46. THE EX-FRENCH CONGO - HIGH QUALITY THREE VOLUME SELECTION WITH EXCELLENT - 405605
    THE EX-FRENCH CONGO - HIGH QUALITY THREE VOLUME SELECTION WITH EXCELLENT - 405605
    Congo (CONGO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,700
    Stock #: 405605
    Your Price $340.00 Originally $350.00
  47. BELGIUM & COLONIES - NICE COLLECTION OF OVER 2,200 DIFFERENT - 406395
    BELGIUM & COLONIES - NICE COLLECTION OF OVER 2,200 DIFFERENT - 406395
    Belgium & Colonies Collections (BCOLIX)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500
    Stock #: 406395
    Your Price $1,200.00 Originally $1,250.00
  48. BHUTAN - COMMERCIAL & PHILATELIC MAIL - 409174
    BHUTAN - COMMERCIAL & PHILATELIC MAIL - 409174
    Bhutan (BHUTA)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1,000
    Stock #: 409174
    Your Price $875.00 Originally $900.00
  49. BHUTAN - 406503
    BHUTAN - 406503
    Bhutan (BHUTA)
    Estimated Net Value: $850.00 – $950
    Stock #: 406503
    Your Price $825.00 Originally $850.00
  50. BOLIVIA - SPECIALIST SELECTION - 409829
    BOLIVIA - SPECIALIST SELECTION - 409829
    Bolivia (BOLIV)
    Estimated Net Value: $550.00 – $650
    Stock #: 409829
    Your Price $525.00 Originally $550.00
  51. (45l) VERY FINE, og - 407884
    (45l) VERY FINE, og - 407884
    Bosnia & Herzegovina (BOSNI)
    Scott Catalog Value: $625
    Stock #: 407884
    Your Price $600.00 Originally $625.00
  52. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – EXTENSIVE STOCK ACCUMULATION - 409196
    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – EXTENSIVE STOCK ACCUMULATION - 409196
    Bosnia & Herzegovina (BOSNI)
    Scott Catalog About: $3,200
    Stock #: 409196
    Your Price $975.00 Originally $1,000.00
  53. BRAZIL - SPECIALTY SELECTION - 409830
    BRAZIL - SPECIALTY SELECTION - 409830
    Brazil (BRAZI)
    Estimated Net Value: $400.00 – $500
    Stock #: 409830
    Your Price $390.00 Originally $400.00
  54. BRAZIL - 408704
    BRAZIL - 408704
    Brazil (BRAZI)
    Estimated Net Value: $800.00 – $900
    Stock #: 408704
    Your Price $775.00 Originally $800.00
  55. BRAZIL - Over 20 Documents Circa 1920 - 406168
    BRAZIL - Over 20 Documents Circa 1920 - 406168
    Brazil (BRAZI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1,250.00
    Stock #: 406168
    Your Price $975.00 Originally $1,000.00
  56. BRAZIL - Over 200 Documents Circa 1920 - 406167
    BRAZIL - Over 200 Documents Circa 1920 - 406167
    Brazil (BRAZI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1,250.00
    Stock #: 406167
    Your Price $975.00 Originally $1,000.00
  57. (2), F-VF, og - 407263
    (2), F-VF, og - 407263
    Bulgaria (BULGA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 900.00
    Stock #: 407263
    Your Price $170.00 Originally $180.00
  58. (2), VERY FINE, og - 404627
    (2), VERY FINE, og - 404627
    Bulgaria (BULGA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 404627
    Your Price $825.00 Originally $850.00
  59. (22), small thin, VERY FINE, og - 408925
    (22), small thin, VERY FINE, og - 408925
    Bulgaria (BULGA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $575.00
    Stock #: 408925
    Your Price $270.00 Originally $275.00
  60. BULGARIA & MORE - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF BLOCKS - 405279
    BULGARIA & MORE - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF BLOCKS - 405279
    Bulgaria (BULGA)
    Scott Catalog Value: 9800
    Stock #: 405279
    Your Price $2,100.00 Originally $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.