1960 Ryuku Islands airmail error block stared at the recent auction. One more rarity is sold

July 19th, 2016

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to introduce to all philately enthusiasts' attention the recent auction results.

In particular this piece of news concerns 1960 Ryuku Islands airmail 9c on 4y brown error block of four that was sold for US$11,210at Daniel F Kelleher Auctions in Danbury, Connecticut on July 14.

Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC provides philatelic auction services for collections, stocks, and accumulations of the world in the United States. It offers various public auction and Internet sales venues for consigners and sellers.

The US occupied the Ryuku Islands after the Second World War. The top two stamps are missing the 9c surcharge. The islands (of which Okinawa is the largest and best known) were annexed by Japan in the mid-1800s. Following the Second World War they passed into US control until they were returned to the Japanese in 1972. Stamps were produced under the US administration from 1948 until 1972, when Japanese stamps became valid.

This block is considered to be very popular philatelic rarity in the world of stamp collecting that has finally found its owner!

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