Who are Cherrystone Auctioneers in New York, NY?
New York, NY has a long and interesting history in philately. Collectors and non-collectors know attending a New York City stamp live auction is a philatelist’s dream. Cherrystone Auctions is one of the world’s most popular New York stamp auction houses with a collection of domestic and international stamps and postal covers available both on site and online year around. Cherrystone’s event calendar is astounding boasting live stamp auctions through its CherrystoneLive portal containing global stamp collections from countries as far off as Russia and Poland. Their next live stamp auction is scheduled for November 12-13 at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. Stamp lots will include an incredible collection from Max Sage’s Broadway Stamp Company, a philatelic treasure widely known as the original United States agency for the 1935 British Commonwealth Silver Jubilee issue. Live stamp auctions thereafter are normally scheduled six to eight weeks apart to include a highly anticipated Hawkins Collection of Select European Countries live public stamp auction taking place in December 4 beginning at 10:00 Eastern Standard Time. This distinct event will offer postal pieces from Albania, Austria, Germany, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain and Switzerland.
Cherrystone Auctions’ staff servicing the public during these events are the top experts in New York and are qualified in assessing the rarest stamp and cover collections. President Paul Buchsbayew and Vice President Joshua Buchsbayew ensure all employees are the cream of the crop and a literal who’s who in New York philately. Paul, a proud member of the Association Internationale des Experts Philatelia (A.I.E.P.) is a world recognized expert in Russian postal materials which he has exhibited around the world. Josh, a “Third Generation” philatelists brings expertise in United States classics. They work in concert to bring the public over $30 million worth of stamps and postal history annually. Cherrystone Auctions also offers buying and consignment services for philatelists interested in earning money for collections. Additional services provided by Cherrystone Auctions include:
- Honest New York Stamp Dealers
- Among the World’s Largest Stamp Collections
- Multiple Payment Options
- FedEx Shipping Services
- Symbol Key System
Honest New York Stamp Dealers
Cherrystone Auctions has built a reputation of providing honest and integrity-based services to its customer base. There are fewer things worse than dealing with stamp auction houses that lack the professionalism, expertise or integrity required to ensure collectors receive fair market value for stamps they wish to sell or consign. Cherrystone Auctions hires employees with affiliations to the highest and most respected professional organizations including the American Stamp Dealers’ Association, American Philatelic Society and The Collectors Club of NY. In its 50+ years of existence, Cherrystone Auctions has proven to be tops in the online live stamp auction game and continues to grow in popularity daily offering the rarest in commodities.
Among the World’s Largest Stamp Collections
When it comes to stamp lot size, Cherrystone’s live stamp auctions are unmatched. Cherrystone Auctions is best known for offering the rarest in stamp and cover collections. Visit the Cherrystone Auctions website and you will find unique award winning collections, often featured in their “Specialty” sales, you won’t find elsewhere to include:
- The Pottow Collection of Great Britain
- The Winterfell Collection of German Occupation
- Dr. I. Kulczycky Collection of German Occupation
- The David Mace Collection of the United States
Further, Cherrystone Auctions features a permanent collection of domestic and international stamps and covers from the rarest periods and locations in history and available for bid during their live stamp auctions. Auction attendees can bid during the floor auctions located at the Cherrystone galleries on 119 West 57th Street, Suite 316 in New York City via the CherrystoneLIVE portal or through a pre-bidding process online, by email, phone or through fax. All bids are received and maintained securely and remain strictly confidential. Prior to Cherrystone’s live stamp auctions in New York, NY participants may check their bids online through the Cherrystone Auctions website.
Multiple Payment Options
An often underappreciated perk of selling through Cherrystone Auctions is their willingness to accept multiple forms of payment. Whether you are bidding on stamp collections during their live stamp auctions or shopping in their online store, Cherrystone Auctions has convenient payment options making their website a complete one stop shop. Auction payments can be made in cash, by credit or debit card, by money order, or by checks from US-based banks. Cherrystone’s aim is to ensure an enhanced customer service experience focusing on providing collectors with the best options for securing the stamps they wish to obtain.
FedEx Shipping Services
Cherrystone Auctions wants to make certain customers receive the stamps they purchase in the condition in which they viewed them during the live auction. Therefore, all shipments are made using FedEx ensuring top level shipping and insurance on all products. Shipping of products to US addresses is $18.00 while international shipping ranges from $30 - $50. This extra level of care is just another courtesy offered by Cherrystone to guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.
Symbol Key System
To better allow collectors to gauge the quality of stamp collections during the live stamp auction process, Cherrystone employs a symbol key system rating the condition of the commodities offered. The symbol keys provide descriptions for each piece and go a long way towards assisting auction attendees in setting a fair bid on stamps they wish to purchase. The quality ratings include “superb” meaning absolute perfection, “fine (F)” denoting fairly flawed, “very fine (V.F.)” meaning the stamp was lightly cancelled when used and “very good (V.G.)” when the stamp has some use perforations. Several additional symbols and abbreviations are used and known by customers in the bidding process.