September 04, 2018
Interview: Cherrystone Vice President Joshua Buchsbayew
Cherrystone Auctions is one of the global leading auction houses that bringing over to $30 million worth of stamps and postal history to market yearly. We took a short interview right before September 2018 Auction with Joshua Buchsbayew, Vice President of the company.
September 04, 2018
Rare Russian 18k Definitive Issue
At the beginning of the June imperforated definitive issue 18k pair was sold at Raritan Stamps for $8,000. The peculiarity of this pair was the absence of a chalk net on it. It was an extremely rare item because only a few pairs are known to exist.
September 01, 2018
1-Cent Z-Grill - The Holy Grail of Philately
This is the most valuable of all US post stamps, and it can become the highlight of the most prestigious philatelic auctions. The piece was produced in 1868 using a rare technology. In particular, grilling technology was used to modify its texture.
August 31, 2018
Mistakes to Avoid when Making Coin Investments
Collecting coins is not only one of the most exciting activities but also a good way to invest your money. However, there are certain mistakes even an experienced collector can make.
August 30, 2018
The One and Only British Guiana 1c Magenta: Part II
For almost 20 years, the stamp was kept among papers and documents, until a teenage philatelist found it in 1873. In the second part of the review, we will describe the amazing journey of the British Guiana 1c Magenta around the world.
August 29, 2018
The One and Only British Guiana 1c Magenta: Part I
This old piece of red paper with cut corners is one of the most valuable stamps in the world - the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta issued in 1856. In 1856, this stamp was sold for as much as 1 cent, and in more than 100 years - for 280 thousand dollars.
August 26, 2018
Stamp Errors Review: Part II
This is the second part of the article on stamp errors.
August 25, 2018
A Quick Guide on Stamp Catalogs
Below, you can find a list of different stamp catalogs in alphabetical order with an explanation which territories of the world they cover.
August 18, 2018
Stamp Errors Review: Part I
Errors discussed in the review can make a stamp incredibly rare and valuable. Therefore, every collector or auctioneer willing to purchase items at online stamp auctions or some other events should be aware of those errors and know how to recognize them. In this article, you can find the most important factors affecting stamp price.
August 18, 2018
The Most Expensive Photos Sold at Auctions: Part II
This is the second part of the review revealing the most expensive photos ever sold at auctions.
August 13, 2018
The Most Expensive Photos Sold at Auctions: Part I
Auctioneers are ready to invest a lot of money not only in paintings and other timeless classical art pieces but also in modern photography. In this review (Parts I & II), you will see the most expensive photos sold at different auctions.
August 12, 2018
Stamp Errors: A Quick Guide
As a rule, most collectors hunt for individual stamps, which differ from their standard form because of a typographical or some other error. Auctions at which error stamps are sold attract the greatest attention.
August 10, 2018
Five Notable Items Sold at UK Auctions in July
A Scottish banknote was sold for £900 at a Brown & Turner Auction house event (Jedburgh). Such lots are neither very pricey nor exclusive, nevertheless, the note sold at the auction was quite valuable.
August 05, 2018
Three Types of Antique Porcelain: How to Differentiate Between Them
There are three types of porcelain, which are bisque, soft-paste, and hard-paste. Each of them is different in appearance, texture, and production technique.
August 03, 2018
How to Start an Art Collection: Five Quick Tips
Many experienced collectors started their art collections by buying easily recognizable works of famous authors, but at an affordable price. However, there are a number of factors, which should be considered first.
August 02, 2018
The Most Expensive Antique Items Ever Sold: Part II
This is the second part of the article revealing the most expensive antique items ever sold. The lots presented below are exceptionally rare and precious.
August 01, 2018
Royal Car Is Up for Sale
The car that belonged to Queen Elizabeth II will be put up for auction. In particular, this is a Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette. There are 18 such cars in the world.
An Illustration to “Winnie-the-Pooh” Sold for a Record Price
Recently, Sotheby's auction house has reported that an original illustration to a book was sold for a record amount of money. In particular, it was a map drawn for the “Winnie-the-Pooh” book.
The Most Expensive Antique Items Ever Sold: Part I
Different exclusive and rare items are put up for auctions all the time. Some of the lots are so precious and unique that buyers are ready to spend millions of dollars to get them. Here are five most expensive lots ever sold at auctions.
Buying Antiques When You’re on a Budget: Quick Tips
Buying antique items is always exciting whether you are an experienced collector or a newbie. However, there can be times when you find yourself on a tight budget but still want to add something to your collection.
The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Australia
Russia: Most Valuable and Rare Stamps
The Most Valuable and Rare Stamps of China
Japan: The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps
Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Israel
The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of France
The Most Expensive and Rare Stamps of Italy