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Terms and Conditions

Cherrystone Auktion


Terms of Sale

All bidders (including auction agents) are subject to the following Conditions of Sale. Feel free to print out this page for future reference. Thank you.

1. On all lots sold a commission of 15% on the hammer price is payable by the buyer.

2. The terms of sale are strictly cash on delivery to the highest bidder unless special arrangements have been made prior to the sale. The fact that an item is placed on extension (submitted to an expertising committee for certification) does not relieve the successful bidder from this condition of sale.

3. All bids are per lot as numbered in the catalogue unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of sale. The right is reserved to group two or more lots; to withdraw any lot or lots from the sale, or to act on behalf of the seller. Cherrystone will bid on behalf of clients, but will not be responsible for any errors in the execution of bidding instructions. The auctioneer shall regulate the bidding and in the event of any dispute his decision shall be final.

4. All lots are offered subject to a reserve price. The auctioneer may implement such reserve price by bidding on behalf of the seller. It may also be inferred that all sellers have been given advances against the sale of their material and therefore we have a financial interest in such lots over and above the sellers commission they are charged.

5. Any lot, the description of which is incorrect, is returnable, but only within 14 days of receipt. All disputed lots must be returned intact as received. The following lots may not be returned for any reason whatsoever: Lots containing ten or more stamps; Lots from buyers who have had the opportunity to examine them before the sale; Lots described as having defects or faults may not be returned because of any faults. No illustrated lots may be returned because of centering, margins or other factors shown in the illustrations.

6. Successful bidders, unless they are known to us or supply acceptable references are expected to make payment in full before the lots are delivered. Mail bidders will be notified of the amounts of their purchases. All mail bidders who have established credit with us must make payment within three days after receipt. We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to demand cash payment at the time a lot is knocked down to any bidder who has not previously established credit with us or whose account is in arrears. In the event any buyer refuses to pay cash for any lot at the time it is knocked down to him, the auctioneer reserves the right to reoffer the lot immediately for sale to the highest bidder. Sales tax will be added to purchases where applicable.

7. If the purchase price has not been paid within the time limit, nor lots taken up within seven days from date of sale they may be resold and any loss arising from such sale will be charged to the defaulter. Any account more than thirty days in arrears is subject to a late payment charge of 2% per month so long as the account remains in arrears. If the auctioneer, in his discretion, should institute any action to secure payment of a delinquent account the defaulting purchaser shall pay all expenses incurred by the auctioneer and such charges will be added to the amount owed.

8. All lots are sold as genuine, but should any lot be proved otherwise by written opinion of any competent, responsible authority acceptable to us, immediate refund of the full purchase price will be made, provided that such claim is made in writing within 25 days from date of sale. If claim is not made within this period, no lots are returnable for any reason at any time. So long as we are notified within the 25 day period that an opinion is being sought and the material is submitted to an acceptable authority within that period the matter will remain open until such opinion is rendered. All "Extension" lots will be considered cleared and satisfactory to the buyer if we are not notified to the contrary within six months from date of sale. We will not be responsible for any charges incurred by the buyer for expertization fees and costs unless the opinion states the item is not genuine, in which case we will pay actual costs up to a maximum of $50.00. In the event an item is proved "not as described" it is returnable for full refund, and the buyer will be paid interest (at the prevailing Treasury Bill Rate) for the time his funds have been on deposit with us during the extension period.

9. Until paid for in full, all lots remain the property of Cherrystone Stamp Center, Inc. on behalf of the seller.

10. Some consignors have been advanced monies against the sale of their properties.

11. All forwarding and handling charges will be added to the purchase price. The mode of shipment shall be at our option unless we are given specific instructions.

12. Lots may be sent for inspection to buyers known to us upon written application. All such lots must be returned to us by registered mail, adequately insured and within 24 hours after receipt. The applicant assumes all responsibility and will provide insurance against all risks from time of receipt until they are actually received back by us, and is to pay all expenses of postage and insurance. No lots can be sent for inspection within ten days from date of local viewing. Large lots and collections cannot be sent for inspection. Photocopies of lots are available at 50c per page.

13. Agents are responsible for all purchases made on behalf of their clients unless other arrangements are made prior to the sale.

14. The placing of a bid shall constitute acceptance of the foregoing conditions of sale.

PAUL BUCHSBAYEW, Licensed Auctioneer
New York City License No. 732052 4

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Cherrystone Auktion


Current Auctions
November 12th - 13th, 2019
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
934 lots of rare stamps and postal history of the World
After Auction Sale
December 4th, 2019
Cherrystone - The Hawkins Collection of Select European Countries
Unused stamps from many European countries from the pre-war ...
Auction Results
December 4th, 2019
Cherrystone - The Hawkins Collection of Select European Countries
Unused stamps from many European countries from the pre-war ...
November 12th - 13th, 2019
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
934 lots of rare stamps and postal history of the World
September 17th - 18th, 2019
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
1522 lots of rare stamps and postal history of the World
August 6th - 7th, 2019
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
1,668 lots of rare Stamps and Postal History of the World.
July 10th, 2019
Cherrystone - The New Amsterdam Collection of U.S. Rarities
This Collection comes amazingly close to achieving completition!
June 12th, 2019
Cherrystone - The James R. Simon Collection of Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Comprised of over 600 volumes with well researched lots from all over the world.
May 07th - 08th, 2019
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Welcome to our May 7-8 Sale, to be held at our New York City galleries. There are 1,642 lots of rare stamps and postal history of the World ...
March 12th - 13th, 2019
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Over 1500 lots with United States, Western European countries with Austria, Benelux, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Danzig, Saar, Italy and ...
February 21st, 2019
Cherrystone - The Dr. I.G. Kulczycky Collection of Western Ukraine
Dr. Ihor Kulczycky needs no introduction to collectors of Ukraine. Author of dozens of definitive research articles on Western Ukrainian ...
February 20th, 2019
Cherrystone - The Brian Pottow Collection of Great Britain
The Brian Pottow Collection of Great Britain is an impressive holding of some of the finest stamps of Great Britain and includes unused ...
February 20th, 2019
Cherrystone - The Winterfell Collection of German World War II Occupation Issues

The Winterfell Collection has been carefully assembled by a discerning philatelist, with a keen eye for the various overprints ...
January 8th - 9th, 2019
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Flight and Zeppelin covers of Heinz Gappe, USA, Albania, Austria, Germany, Italy, Russia, Saar, Scandinavia, Switzerland, South America, ...
December 4th - 5th, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Collections of Geroge V. Shalimoff, M.C. Gilhausen, David Mace. USA, South America, Asia, Great Britain, British Commonwealth, Wordlwide, ...
October 16th - 17th, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World with 1,627 lots including Ernest Wheeler’s flight and space covers and autographs, ...
September 5th - 6th, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World with United States, Great Britain & British Commonwealth, South America, European countries ...
July 17th-18th, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Davic Mace collection, lots from USA, GB, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, ...
June 12th-13th, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
April 25th, 2018
Cherrystone - The David Mace Collection of United States
United States Collection of mostly unused singles formed by David Mace of Sydney, Australia. With many rarities such as the 1851 1c in dark ...
April 24th, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, including the David Mace collection of Inverted Centers of the World. This small but powerful ...
March 20th - 21st, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
The sale contains 1,765 lots, with notable United States, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, numerous European countries, with Austria ...
February 6th - 7th, 2018
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Focus on United States; also Great Britain, British Commonwealth, China, Europe and more.
December 19th - 20th, 2017
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Focus on United States; also Great Britain, British Commonwealth, Colobia, China, German territories, Italian ...

November 1st - 2nd, 2017
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
This sale contains 1,032 lots of Rare Stamps and ...
September 13th - 14th, 2017
Cherrystone - Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World
USA and territories, South America, Russia, Europe-, territories and colonies, Asia and rest of the world
July 26th - 27th, 2017
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Strong section Asia, especially British Commonwealth, with virtually complete Indian Feudatory States, British Africa and Australasia, ...
June 13th - 14th, 2017
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
We are pleased to announce our Cherrystone’s June 13-14 Auction to be held at our New York City galleries. The 1,474 lot sale begins ...
April 25th - 26th, 2017
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
There are 1,587 lots of rare stamps and postal history of the World. A nice selection of United States, western European countries include ...
February 28th - March 1st, 2017
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
The sale contains 1,528 lots, including Part III of the Heinz Gappe (H.G.I Company) inventory of Flight and Zeppelin covers of the ...
January 10th-11th, 2017
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Over 1,500 lots including Part II of the Heinz Gappe (H.G.I Company) inventory of Flight and Zeppelin covers of the world.  ...
November 29th-30th, 2016
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Worldwide offer including many rarities as well as a large selection Zeppelin and ...
November 2nd, 2016
Cherrystone - The Monarchs Collection of British Commonwealth
For sale in 446 lois a large British Commonwealth collection " ...
June 7th-8th, 2016
Cherrystone - Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World
Worldwide offer with many rarities.
February 23rd - 24th, 2016
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
1426 lots of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World.
January 12th - 13th, 2016
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
1483 lots of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World. The United States section ranges from Special Printings to proofs and better ...
December 3rd, 2015
Cherrystone - Brazil 1843-1893
A specialized sale of Brazil 1843-1893. This small, but powerful collection was assembled by a student of the Bull’s Eyes, ...
December 3rd, 2015
Cherrystone - John Pedneault Collection of Ireland
The John Pedneault Collection of Ireland 1922-1935 Overprints. This collection contains a wide selections of the popular Dollard, Alex Thom ...
December 1st-2nd, 2015
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide
Over 1,200 lots of U.S. and Worldwide rarities, including British Commonwealth, German Area, Italy and Colonies, Asia with impressive Laos ...
September 9th-10th, 2015
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide
There are 1625 lots of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, including United States and U.S. Possessions. There are significant ...
July 15th, 2015
Cherrystone - The Confino Family Collection of United States
Specialized Auction U.S.A.
July 8th - 9th, 2015
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
There are 1,631 lots of rare stamps and postal history from the United States and the rest of the world.
May 5th - 6th, 2015
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
The sale contains over 1,600 lots of rare stamps and postal history of the world including United States, Austria, Colombia, France ...
March 17th - 18th, 2015
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Important stamps and postal history of the world with over 1,500 lots.
January 13th - 14th, 2015
Cherrystone - Stamps and Postal History of the World
This sale includes 19th Century United States, western Europe, Ukraine and Carpatho-Ukraine, Russia, South America, Asia and rest of the ...
November 18th - 19th, 2014
Cherrystone - U.S. & Worldwide
Important stamps and postal history of the world with over 1,500 lots.
September 9th - 10th, 2014
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World with 1228 lots.
June 10th - 11th, 2014
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide
Important stamps and postal history of the world with over 1,600 lots.
April 29th - 30th, 2014
Cherrystone - U.S. and Worldwide
Important stamps and postal history of the world with over 1,400 lots.
March 18th - 19th, 2014
Cherrystone - Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
The sale contains 1,608 lots with notable United States and Worldwide items
February 20th, 2014
Cherrystone - Specialized Russia
Russia specialized auction. The world famous Gorski collection.
January 14th - 15th, 2014
Cherrystone: U.S. & Worldwide Stamps
Cherrystone's January Sale is comprised of 1433 lots of important stamps and postal history of the World, including United States, ...
December 4th, 2013
Cherrystone: Specialized Russia
Auction specialized in Russia
November 6th - 7th, 2013
Cherrystone: U.S. & Worldwide
We are pleased to present our November 6-7 sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World. You are invited to browse through this ...
September 11 - 12, 2013
Cherrystone: U.S. & Worldwide
We are pleased to announce our September 11-12 sale of Worldwide ...
July 10 - 11, 2013
Cherrystone: U.S. & Worldwide
We are pleased to announce our July auction, featuring a number of important properties, including United States, France and Colonies, ...
May 8 - 9, 2013
Cherrystone: U.S. & Worldwide
Cherrystone's May 8-9 sale consists of 1,625 lots, comprised of properties of various owners and estates sold by their order, with ...
November 28, 2012
Cherrystone: Nikitin Collection of Zemstvo
November 7-8, 2012
Cherrystone: U.S. and Worldwide

Due to Hurricane Sandy and the damage caused, our October 31-November 1 sale will be rescheduled ...

September 14-15, 2011
Cherrystone: U.S. and Worldwide Sale
September 13, 2011
Cherrystone: The Matuzas Collection of Lithuania
Highly specialized collection of Lithuania including many errors, varieties, proofs and postal history. As well a section of German ...
September 7-8, 2011
Cherrystone: The Ivanov Collection of Russia
A comprehensive selection of  Russian stamps with varieties, including many never offered  before at auction. 
February 10, 2011
Cherrystone Public Auction: The "Aurora" Collection of R.S.F.S.R
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 1918-23). This fascinating collection contains unique proofs and essays, varieties, multiples ...
February 8-9, 2011
Cherrystone: Worldwide
Rare Stamps of the World
Juni 9-10, 2010
Cherrystone Public Auction
Special sales including USA, South America, Russia and Worldwide
Sep 16-24, 2009
Cherrystone Public Auction
Auction including major sections US & worldwide singles, the Vladivostok collection of Russia and the Andrew Cronin collection of postal ...