Rarities Sales Archive

Since 1964, the Siegel firm’s annual RARITIES OF THE WORLD™ sales have brought to auction the largest number of philatelic rarities ever handled by one firm. Thousands of items across a wide range of categories, along with descriptions and prices realized from every Rarities sale, may now be accessed from the Siegel website free of charge.

The images from sales prior to 1998 were scanned from color slides. Beginning in 1998, each item was scanned directly from the item. This the only digital archive of Siegel Rarities lots available anywhere. It is an unparalleled resource for all philatelists.

The Rarities archive may be searched on a sale by sale basis. Descriptions are the exact same as they appeared in the original catalogues.

As America’s premier stamp auctioneer since 1930, we believe we have an obligation to make our archives available to philatelists. As professionals, we understand how information helps bidders make informed judgments about quality, rarity and value, and we see the benefits in higher realizations for our consignors.
 

RARITIES OF THE WORLD 1964 – PRESENT
sale 267
1964
sale 283
1965
sale 296
1966
sale 313
1967
sale 330
1968
sale 350
1969
sale 371
1970
sale 391
1971
sale 409
1972
sale 428
1973
sale 448
1974
sale 468
1975
sale 489
1976
sale 510
1977
sale 528
1978
sale 544
1979
sale 560
1980
sale 579
1981
sale 596
1982
sale 618
1983
sale 632
1984
sale 645
1985
sale 660
1986
sale 679
1987
sale 692
1988
sale 708
1989
sale 724
1990
sale 737
1991
sale 745
1992
sale 755
1993
sale 759
1994
sale 767
1995
sale 777
1996
sale 788
1997
sale 800
1998
sale 811
1999
sale 824
2000
sale 837
2001
sale 846
2002
sale 863
2003
sale 878
2004
sale 895
2005
sale 896
2005
sale 913
2006
sale 937
2007
sale 958
2008
sale 973
2009
sale 989
2010
sale 1010
2011
sale 1025
2012
sale 1048
2013