#230, 1c Columbian, fresh full top margin imprint, letters "M M" and plate "No. 152" block of eight, o.g., l.h. in the ungummed selvage only, the stamps all n.h., some weak or reinforced perforations, otherwise fine. Cat Value: $725
#232, 3c Columbian, a particularly choice wide bottom margin imprint, letter "L" and plate "No. 57" block of eight, being incredibly well centered throughout, strong and intact perforations all around, immaculate o.g., never hinged, extremely fine; a nicer example of this plate block would be an enormous challenge to locate. Cat Value: $2100
#233, 4c Columbian, a gorgeous bottom right corner margin imprint, letter "D" and plate "No. 18" block of ten, post office fresh with strong and intact perforations all around, wonderfully well centered, pristine o.g., never hinged, very fine and choice; clearly one of the nicest plate blocks available.
#234, 5c Columbian, a premium quality full top margin imprint, letter "B and plate "No. 6" block of eight, remarkably well centered, wonderfully fresh, with intact perforations all around, unblemished o.g., never hinged, very fine to extremely fine; 5c Columbian plate blocks of eight are rarely found this choice; 1992 PF certificate. Cat Value: $4500
#235, 6c Columbian, fresh wide bottom margin imprint, letter "Z" and plate "No. 104" block of eight, strong and intact perforations all around, o.g., lightly hinged on the ungummed selvage and on the right pair, the other six stamps n.h., fine-very fine. Cat Value: $1800
#236, 8c Columbian, wide bottom margin imprint and plate "No. 129" block of six, remarkably well centered, crisp and intact perforations, o.g., very lightly hinged on a couple stamps, very fine to extremely fine. Cat Value: $1025
#238, 15c Columbian, an exceptionally fresh bottom margin imprint and plate "No. 58" block of six, deep luxuriant color, intact perforations but for a few separations at left, well centered, pristine o.g., never hinged, very fine and scarce. Cat Value: $6500
#239, 30c Columbian, handsome full top margin imprint, letter "N" and plate "No. 59" block of eight, post office fresh, with strong and intact perforations all around, sumptuously rich color, immaculate o.g., never hinged, trivial inclusion in the selvage, fine-very fine and rare, especially in this state of preservation. Cat Value: $18,000
#240, 50c Columbian, an extraordinarily choice mint example, being magnificently well centered amid balanced margins, deep rich color and detailed impression on fresh paper, while full and even perforations all around further enhances its eye-appeal, unblemished original gum, never hinged, an extremely fine gem with few peers; 2018 PSE certificate (XF-Sup 95; SMQ $9,500.00, with only eight achieving this lofty grade and three higher)
#1, 4-10, 15, 17, 19, 1913 2½pi Violet brown, 5pa Ocher, 10pa Blue green, 20pa Carmine rose, 1pi Ultramarine, 2pi Blue black, 5pi Dark violet, 1pi Light blue, 2pa Olive Green and 10pa on 20pa Carmine rose, each used on small piece, the “Behie” 1pi with slight crease and minor staining at top left, otherwise fine-very fine; all except the #6 accompanied by certificates including Raybaudi, Graf and Du Vachat (Scott $7,450.00).
1914, Arrival of Prince William 10q + 10q reply paid card, the outward portion used from Peqin to Elbasan, a rare item of postal stationery of which only 100 examples were overprinted; 2008 Graf certificate.
Corrientes, Keitschel #1, 14, 1856 1R Blue and 1877-78 3c Lilac, four single examples of 1r cancelled by three different pen strokes, as well as 3c attractive block of four used with "Corrientes/5 Marzo 79" c.d.s., all well margined making up a very fine group.
#1, 1858 5c Red, two examples in different shades, mainly large margins, one cancelled by oval datestamp of Montevideo, the other being tied to piece by complete blue double oval of Paysandú, one example with minute thin, otherwise fine, a rare duo cancelled on arrival in mail addressed to Uruguay; 2010 Del Mazo certificates.
#1-12, 1913 ½d-5/- Kangaroo, first watermark, group selected for its superior centering, o.g. or l.h., except 5/- small part o.g., 1/- nibbed perf., otherwise very fine (Scott $1,889.00; S.G. #1-12; £1,359).
ACSC #52Azb, 1916 £1 Chocolate and dull blue, third watermark, an enormously rare JBC monogram single, well centered, fresh colors, original gum, h.r. in the selvage only, the stamp never hinged, very fine.
#59, 1924 £2 Rose and violet brown, handsome and choice top sheet-margin mint example, excellent centering, pristine original gum, never hinged, a few poorly punched perforations at base, extremely fine (Scott $12,500.00; S.G. #45b; £4,500 for hinged).
#102, 1930 £2 Dull red and black, choice right sheet-margin mint example, precisely centered, vivid rich colors on fresh paper, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine (Scott $5,250.00; S.G. #114; £4,500).
#J21, 1903 10/- Emerald postage due, an attractive mint example of this scarce and difficult value, exceptionally fresh, nicely centered for this, full clean original gum which has only been lightly hinged, very fine (Scott $4,000.00; S.G. #D43; £2,000).
#J34-38, 1908-09 ½d-6d Emerald postage dues, watermarked crown and double lined "A" cplt., fresh mint set of this difficult issue, the ½d, 1d and 4d with inverted watermark, o.g., 4d small h.r., the others lightly hinged, fine-very fine set (Scott $1,728.00; S.G. #D53-57; 900).
#J38, 1909 20/- Dull green postage due, a lovely mint example of this rarity, excellent centering and fresh color on crisp white paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; the rarest of the postage dues which is often missing even from the most advanced collections (Scott $29,000.00; S.G. #D62; £7,000).
#OB48b, 1915 6d Ultramarine, Die III, perforated small "O S", post office fresh top sheet-margin mint example of this very rare stamp, o.g., never hinged, fine; ridiculously undercataloged by Scott (Scott $1,450.00; S.G. #O46a; £5,500).
#3e, 5e, 1854 #kr red and 9kr Blue, machine paper, good margins except for the 9kr values which are shaved at top, used on June 24, 1855 mourning envelope from Carlsbad, nowadays Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, to London, tied by dispatch c.d.s.’s and red “Paid” arrival also tying the franking on 27.6.1855, with “Weiterfranko” notations on reverse, slight imperfections to envelope, otherwise fine and unusual.
Metelino, Greece; 1865, March 2 folded letter to Syros bearing #23, 1864 10s tied by “Meteline/2-3” datestamp (Tchilinghirian/Stephen fig. 566), paying the Greek inland postage with Greece 20l, tocuhed at base, which was applied over the original franking; the 20l. has been lifted for examination and hinged into place, fine and scarce; signed Vlastos.
Scio-Cesme, Chios, Greece; 1866, March 26 folded letter to Syros bearing #23, 1864 10s Blue, tied by “Scio-Cesme/23-4” cds (Tchilinghirian/Stephen fig. 560), in combination with Greece 20L, large margined example, which was required to pay the inland rate on arrival, light filing fold clear of the adhesives, scarce; signed Enzo Diena.
Trebisonda, Trabzon, Turkey; 1867, Spetember 5 registered folded cover, opened for display, directed to Venice, bearing an extraordinary franking to pay the 76 soldi rate, made up of #15, 1863 2s Yellow, #21, 23, 24, 1864-65 3s green, pair and single, 10s Blue, pair and three singles, 15s Brown, tied by blue "Trebisonda" c.d.s.'s (Tchilinghirian fig. 981), Constantinople, Trieste and Udine transits, struck on receipt on one of the 10s denominations, a spectacular four-color franking including two issues, of great visual impact, one of the great rarities of Austrian Levant; 1996 Enzo Diena cert...
S.G. #Z2, Great Britain 1858 2d Blue Pl. 7, a horizontal pair, FE-FF, both values lightly cancelled by "A05" barred oval, some short perforations and faint diagonal crease not being apparent on front, otherwise fine and rare (S.G. £3,200+; Scott #A3; $3,200.00+);
S.G. #Z4, Great Britain 1856 6d Lilac, remarkably fresh and displaying a superb strike of the "A05" barred oval, faint crease not being visible on front and couple of usual perforation corner creases, rare with this great eye appeal (S.G. £375; Scott #A5; $375.00).
S.G. #Z5, Great Britain 1856 1/- Green, very clearly cancelled by "A05" barred oval, trimmed at right just touching the design at bottom and corner crease at top left, very rare and desirable (S.G. £2,750; Scott A6; $2,750.oo);
S.G. #1, 1859-60 1d Reddish lake, thick paper, a rejoined irregular block of six from the top of the sheet, containing one pair and one block of four, each horizontal row crossed by ink line, with this usage being believed to be of specimen status, good margins, original gum, diagonal crease in margin, otherwise very fine.
S.G. #1, 1859-60 1d Brownish lake, thick paper, ample margins, neatly cancelled leaving head quite clear, tiny repair in top right corner not affecting the very fine appearance; photocopy of 1957 R.P.S. certificate; (S.G. £2,250; Scott #1b; $2,850.00);
S.G. #1, 1859-60 1d Reddish lake, thick paper, good margins, showing central strike of "A05" barred oval" and part of French entry c.d.s. at base, slight thinning at lower left, otherwise very fine and with a rare foreign postmark; 1990 B.P.A. certificate (S.G. #1, £2,250; Scott #1a, $2,850.00);
S.G. #2, 1859-60 1d Dull lake, complete mint sheet of 60 with almost full original gum, bright color and remarkable freshness, showing complete sheet margins, slight peripheral tone spots not affecting the designs, one of the finest of the few existing sheets (S.G. £3,900 as singles; Scott #1; $4,500.00 as singles);
S.G. #2, 1859-60 1d Pale lake, complete mint sheet of 60 with full original gum, very fresh with large balanced margins all around, only one faint crease affecting part of the top horizontal row, still though very fine and rare (S.G. £3,900; Scott #1; $4,500.00).
S.G. #3, 1860 1d Lake, clean-cut perforation, slightly centered to upper left, with faint strike of the "A05" barred oval leaving the design quite clear, small thin at top, otherwise fresh and fine; 1959 R.P.S. certificate (S.G. £750; Scott #2a, $950.00).
S.G. #5, 1861 4d Dull rose, an extraordinary marginal example from the top of the sheet, very infrequently showing its design complete within ample margins, fresh with original gum, extremely fine; 1990 Brandon certificate (S.G. £1,400; Scott #2, $950.00).
S.G. #12, 1862 1d Carmine lake, showing various light strikes of the "A05" barred oval, ironed-out diagonal crease not detracting from the very fine appearance; photocopy of 1986 R.P.S. certificate, contrarily to our discernment stating S.G. #13 (S.G. £950; Scott #5d, $1,100.00);
S.G. #14, 1862 4d Dull rose, refulgent color, exhibiting a magnificently clear strike of the "A05" barred oval, corner perforation creased, of little significance, otherwise fine and rare; 1988 Brandon certificate (S.G. £2,000; Scott #6a, $1,400.00);
S.G. #16, 1862 1d Carmine lake, two examples featuring different shades, one with original gum and small thin spot at top, the other, very fine, unused without gum and 1967 R.P.S. certificate (S.G. £1,800; Scott #8a, $2,300.00 for both with gum).
S.G. #17, 1862 1d Brown lake, two examples showing slightly contrasting shades, one with part original gum and tiny thin, the other unused without gum, a fine duo (S.G. £1,500; Scott #8a, $2,300.00 for both with gum).
S.G. #18, 1862 4d Dull rose, an attractive example, centered to upper right, being slightly cancelled showing just few bars of the oval numeral handstamp, leaving the head visible; 1986 Brandon certificate (S.G. £475; Scott #9, $475.00).
S.G. #19, 19a, 1862 6d Lavender grey and 6d Lilac, two examples featuring the shades of this denomination in this perf. 13 issue, both quite cleanly cancelled, the former with lightly stained perfs. at top left and light corner crease at lower right, accompanied by 1965 R.P.S. certificate,
S.G. #27, 1863-77 4d Dull rose, three unused examples including two with o.g., of which one with 1967 R.P.S. certificate, the other affected by horizontal gum crease at top, and short perforations at right a fine trio (S.G. £1,200; Scott #13, $1,125.00).
S.G. #27x, 1863-77 4d Dull rose, watermark reversed, a remarkable marginal pair from the right of the sheet, fresh displaying a deep color, mint with large part o.g., some irregular perforations at base as usually encountered and of no importance, very appealing and scarce; 1987 B.P.A. certificate (S.G. £750+).
S.G. #31, 1863-77 6d Deep violet, vertical strip of three with o.g., very fresh, some irregular perforations as usually found, and very slight toning being barely visible on front, fine and scarce; 1985 B.P.A. certificate (S.G. £480+; Scott #14, $600.00+).
S.G. #38, 1865 1/- green, an exceedingly fresh, well centered mint example with o.g., central pin-hole and couple of short perforations at base, of little significance in a stamp often found with imperfections, accompanied by a fine used example cleanly cancelled by "A05" barred oval; 1958 and 1967 B.P.A. certificates (S.G. £3,050; Scott #15, $3,625.00).
S.G. #40, 1882 1d Scarlet-vermilion, complete sheet of 60, mint with original gum, very fresh and intense color, minor paper adherences and corner crease just impinging on one stamp, fine and scarce (S.G £3,600 for singles; Scott #24; $3,600.00 for singles).
S.G. #43, 43x, 1882 4d rose, regular and reversed watermarks, two mint examples with o.g., slightly centered to the left, showing different sahdes, the regular value with small thin spot where gum is missing, fine-very fine (S.G. £1,800).
S.G. #45, #45x, 4d on 6d deep violet, regular watermark and watermark reversed, the former neatly cancelled by part "B" obliterator and accompanied by a 1958 B.P.A. certificate, the variety being mint, showing "FO" as part of an additional overprint from a neighboring adhesive (S.G. £1,000).
1901-03, 1d imperforate color trial on Crown CC paper, inverted watermark, pair in bluish black and red, two slight vertical creases, of which one between adhesives and the other consequently affecting one design only.
1901-03, 1d perforated color trial on Crown CC paper, two examples in black and orange as well as ultramarine and black, one with clipped perforations at base, the other affected by thin spots, being of little significance for these trials which are plagued by faults.
1901-03, 1d, 5d, 2/- & 3/- complete set locally overprinted "SPECIMEN.", type BAH 1, the 5/- with one short perforation at top, of no significance for this rare set being seldom found in this fine condition.
S.G. #62s-70svar, 1902-10 1d to £1 "Specimen" complete set, broken "M" variety, including the 2½d, 4d and 1/- denominations in vertical pair featuring the variety at base, a very rare set with this variety which occurred in the position 41 of the sheet, very fine.
1902-11, CA 4d to £1 and MCA ½d to 2½d, each handstamped "Specimen", type BAH 1, making up the complete set of six values with this handstamp, with additional examples of 4d and 6d handstamped in violet, one 6d with minute thin spot, a fine and rare group.
S.G. #75, 1911-19, 1d Black and red, an n.h. block of 30 made up of the first six vertical rows of the sheet, showing both frame and vignette plate "1", one of only two examples known to exist of this vignette plate number, very fine;
S.G. #79, 1911-19 2/- Black and blue, complete sheet of 60, "092" in upper right, split in center and rejoined with some additional hinge reinforcements in other few areas, fine (S.G. £2,100+; Scott #61, $2,250.00+).
S.G. #80, 1911-19 3/- Black and green, complete sheet of 60, sheet number "074", perforations vertically opened in center and rejoined, hinge reinforcements between 8th and 9th vertical rows, fine and rare (S.G. £4,200+; Scott #62, $4,950.00+);
S.G. #75-80, 1911-19 "Staircase" Issue specialized assembly, containing over 275 stamps from 1d to 3s, mainly mint and mounted on album pages, featuring studies for plate flaws, retouches and re-entries, also including blocks of four and larger multiples; fine-very fine.
S.G. #82w, 1912-19 1d carmine, watermark inverted, a very well centered mint example with o.g., very lightly hinged, accompanied by a used example neatly cancelled at right leaving the profile completely clear, a very fine and infrequent duo (S.G. £490).
S.G. #89, 1912-19 £1 Dull green and black, mint n.h. example from the upper right corner of the sheet, unusually displaying the sheet and plate number in margin at top, as well as a used example on piece cleanly cancelled by "Nassau/22 Feb 26/Bahamas" c.d.s., superb (S.G. £550+; Scott #56, $675.00+).
S.G. #93a, 1918 War Tax 1d black and red, overprint double, one inverted and misplaced, a fine used example with Nassau c.d.s., a very slight short perforation at left mentioned for accuracy; 1989 B.P.A. certificate (Scott #MR5b; unpriced in both S.G. and Scott catalogues);
S.G. #93b, 1918 War Tax 1d black and red, overprint double, tied by "Nassau/12 Jul 20/Bahamas" on locally addressed envelope (small faults), additionally franked with 1912 1d and 1918 War Tax 1d, very rare; 1993 B.P.A. certificate (S.G. £1,800 off cover; Scott #MR5a, $2,400.00 off cover);
S.G. #93c, 1918 War Tax 1d black and red, overprint inverted, a mint example, centered to right, gum toned and faint corner crease, otherwise a fine and difficult variety; 1950 B.P.A certificate (S.G. £1,500; Scott #MR5c, $1,900.00);
S.G. #95, 1918 War Tax 1/- Grey-black and carmine, a spectacular complete pane of 60, unmounted with full original gum, complete margins on three sides showing all four "1" plate numbers and "156" sheet number at top right, a very rare and striking multiple (S.G. £5,700+; Scott #MR4, $7,500.00+).
S.G. #101, 1919, 1d Grey-black and deep carmine-red, a mint block of fifteen (3x5) from the left of the sheet showing both frame "2" and vignette "3" plate numbers in the margin, very fine and most rare, as only one other block is known with vignette plate number "3";
S.G. #107, 1920 1d Carmine, complete sheet, plate 2, comprising 60 units and featuring marginal imprint showing "2" plate number, being very rarely seen in this form, most likely unique, one vertical perforation opened and reinforced, very fine.
S.G. #107var, 1920 1d Deep red, missing "C" in watermark, a previously unrecorded example of this variety which will be listed for the first time in the upcoming 2019 edition of the S.G. catalogue (Scott #66 var.).
S.G. #S1, 1916 Special Delivery 5d Black and orange, tied by July 6 c.d.s. on June 25, 1918 envelope to Nassau, franked on dispatch by Canada 1916 2c+1c tied by Toronto slogan datestamp, the Nassau c.d.s. being additionally struck alongside (Scott #E1);
S.G. #S1b, 1916 Special Delivery 5d Black and orange, overprint double, one inverted, used with 1917 Red Cross 1d on O.H.M.S. envelope addressed locally, each tied by "Nassau/27 Jun 17/Bahamas" c.d.s., repeated alongside, usual vertical crease to envelope, of no importance, very fine; 1976 B.P.A. certificate (S.G. £1,300 off cover; Scott #E1c, $1,750.00 off cover).
#5, 1868 50c Yellow, full sheet of 30 (6x5) in intense golden shade , surrounded by good to large margins, mint with most part of original gum which is cracked in upper left corner, a very fine example of this rare sheet; 2013 Moorhouse certificate.
1868, 5c to 500c, "Nine Stars" Issue, imperforate plate proofs, set of five in unissued colors on India paper (one thinned), as well as 50c Blue, 100c Orange and 500c Black in issued colors on card, very scarce group; all except 50c & 100c (issued colors) are featured in two 2013 Moorhouse certificates.
1818-19 Outgoing and Incoming Mail with Italy, August 29, 1818 folded letter from Rio de Janeiro to Macerata, where it arrived on December 21, carried via Lisbon where the "Lisboa" oval handstamp was applied in transit, showing manuscript rates on front, representing one of the earliest, if not the earliest cover recorded from Brazil to Italy; September 10, 1819 folded letter from Montesanto, Italy, to Rio de Janeiro endorsed "Lisbona" in Italian denoting transit through Lisbon, with slits of disinfection and "720" reis in manuscript due on receipt, the earliest cover from Italy sent to Brazil...
#9, 1844 60r Black, type II, worn impression, two examples, complete to large margins, paying the single internal maritime rate on back of July 14, 1846 folded cover from Santos to Buenos Aires, Argentina, tied by "Correio de Santos" c.d.s., charged "10" with ink on arrival, docket of receipt inside dated August 3, franking torn on opening, of no significance and as usually encountered, the "Inclinados" is one of the scarcest issues on cover in South America, and this example represents a very rare mail addressed to a foreign destination, with only fewer than ten covers recorded in this issue.
#24, 1850 60r Black, vertical pair, some imperfections at right, tied to folded letter from Barra do Panema-Sergipe to Lisbon by "Sergipe" frame postmark, paying the single rate to Bahia within Brazil, with corresponding c.d.s. in transit at this city on front around 22 months after this letter was dated, then consigned to the "Pampero" of the "South American & General Steam Navigation Co.", with Lisbon entry and "160" due marking, rare Portuguese framed "Abatida" on its probably latest date of use, which was applied to letters that for any reason were removed from the remittance invoices for...
French "Bresil" consular postmark, 1860, September 29 folded letter from Bahia to Porto, directly consigned to the French consular agency bearing “Brésil/2-2” octagonal datestamp (Salles fig. 1.055) used at Bahia, with “150” Portuguese tax for the single rate struck alongside, showing on reverse “Brésil/Guienne” datestamp (Salles fig. 1.011), Lisbon transatlantic entry and arrival c.d.s.; one of only eight covers recorded bearing this postmark, rated by Salles as “RR-Pièce d’amateur”.
#28, 54, 1850 600r Black, 1866 20r Red-lilac, two examples, used in conjunction on July 17, 1873 folded cover from Rio de Janeiro to Bordeaux, carried by the French "Gironde", at the double rate to France, based on the 1860 Brazil-France Convention after the reis devaluation, and correspondingly franked at 640r rate, stamps tied by cork cancels, with Rio de Janeiro French-type c.d.s. and framed "P.D." alongside; the 600r just shaved at top, a very rare "Verticais" - "Dom Pedro" mixed franking including the highest denomination of the imperforate issue; 1973 Fiecchi certificate.
Three "Verticais" - "Dom Pedro" mixed frankings, on three covers carried internally, each bearing one 1866 10r Vermilion, including combinations with "Verticais" 1850 30r strip of three, marginal 90r, 30r & 60r; fine-very fine and unusual trio.
#26, 53, 1866 180r Black and 10r Vermilion, the former showing sheet margin at base, both applied on reverse of 1867, January 22 folded letter from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo, exhibiting the franking required to pay the 190r. single rate up 7.5 grams (1860 Brazil-France Convention) tied by dotted lozenge, French type c.d.s. on dispatch and framed “P.P.” alongside, placed on board the “Carmel”; one of just four covers recorded bearing the perforated “Verticais” 180r. value -this adhesive belonging to one of the scarcest and most fascinating issues of Brazilian philately-, further enhanced by...
#59, 1866 200r Black, pair applied on reverse of September 17, 1879 envelope, opened for display, addressed from Esteves to Her Imperial Princess Dona Isabel, carried at triple rate and cancelled by "Est. Do Esteves" oval handstamp (P.A. 1297), showing Rio de Janeiro small c.d.s. adjacent, some soiling as usually found in "Dom Pedro" postal history,
#6, 1893 "40 PARAS" on ½d Vermilion, tied to small piece by perfect strike of February 28 c.d.s., very fine; genuine examples are scarce and undercataloged as this provisional was only in use for five days; 1980 BPA certificate (Scott $125.00; S.G. #7; £100).
#67, 1905 1L Brown red and bronze green, type II, mint n.h. marginal block of eight showing interpanneau between the two horizontal rows of four, crease in margin between adhesives not detracting, very rare.
#C12-C14, 1932 18l Blue green, 24l Red and 28l Ultramarine, a magnificent complete set in mint n.h. blocks of four with sheet margin, of which two showing marginal imprints, very rare thus (Scot $610.00 for hinged).
S.G. #1-18, 1937 3p-25R "BURMA" overprints on King George V cplt., o.g., a few lower values h.r., most l.h., 10R with a couple light toned spots on gum, otherwise a fine-very fine set (Scott #1-18; $1,457.00; S.G. £2,500).
S.G. #42 var., 1945 2a6p Claret with "MILY ADMN" overprint, overprint omitted, striking bottom left corner margin mint block of six (3x2), the bottom left stamp with overprint omitted, having been caused by a diagonal fold over so the overprint is on the gummed side, the stamps above and to the right of the error showing only partial overprints, plus the top right stamp shows the "Birds over trees" variety (S.G. #42a), o.g., never hinged, natural gum bends, fine-very fine; probably unique.
Scott #184 var., 1964 50p Red, black and grey, black and grey omitted, the right pair in a bottom right corner margin horizontal strip of four, the stamp to the left showing grey and black partially missing affecting much of the inscription and the front part of the bird, o.g., n.h., selvage faults, the stamps very fine; a rare and striking error.
S.G. #J3, 1942 6d Bistre, Ty. I overprint on official stamp of King George V, fresh mint block of four, sub-types 1-4, o.g., very lightly hinged, top right stamp with a nibbed perf. at top, otherwise fine-very fine (S.G. £320).
S.G. #J3, 1942 6d Bistre, Ty. I overprint on official stamp of King George V, eye-catching vertical block of eight (2x4), with horizontal gutter at center, sub-types 3-4, 1-2, 3-4, 1-2 and 3-4 respectively, uncommonly fresh, o.g., top right stamp hinged, the rest all never hinged, light horizontal crease in the gutter only, very fine and scarce multiple (S.G. £640+).
S.G. #J4, 1942 9p Yellow-green, Ty. I overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, four singles, sub-types 1-4, o.g., l.h., three signed including one by Milo Rowell and one by Adgey-Edgar, unsigned copy with light toning at top, otherwise fine-very fine (S.G. £600).
S.G. #J9, 1942 1a Purple-brown, Ty. I overprint on official stamp of King George VI, single tied to 1a Brown entire with Ty. 6 overprint by clear "Myaungmya/25 Jul 42" datestamp, addressed in Burmese to Henzada, backstamped on arrival on 29 July, cover with light wrinkles and slightly reduced at left, fine and rare commercial usage.
S.G. #J13 var., 1942 6p Bright blue, Ty. 2 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, double overprint, fresh mint single showing a clear double overprint, which is not listed by Stanley Gibbons, o.g., lightly hinged, fine and rare; signed Milo Rowell.
S.G. #J17c, 1942 4a Greenish blue, Ty. 2 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, double overprint, one inverted, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; signed Adgey-Edgar and accompanied by photocopy of 1981 BPA certificate (S.G. £475).
S.G. #J17d, 1942 4a Greenish blue, Ty. 2 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, double overprint, both inverted, well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and scarce; photocopy of 1985 RPS certificate;
S.G. #J19a-21, 1942 6p to 4a Ty. 4 Pyapon experimental handstamps cplt., select mint set, o.g., 6p and 4a never hinged, the other two l.h., fine-very fine; S.G. notes that unused examples of #J20-21 are usually in poor condition, which is certainly not the case here; J19a signed Milo Rowell and J19b and J20 accompanied by 1970 RPS certificates;
S.G. #J19a-21, 1942 6p to 4a Ty. 4 Pyapon experimental handstamps cplt., a rare set of mint blocks of four, the 1a and 2a with sheet-margin, fresh and well centered, o.g., never hinged, 2a with natural gum creases, 4a bottom pair with light horizontal crease, otherwise very fine; the 2a and 4a values are typically found in poor condition; each 6p signed Milo Rowell (S.G. £4,020).
S.G. #J19a, 1942 6p Bright blue, Ty. 4 Pyapon experimental handstamp, bottom left corner margin mint block of four, fresh and well centered, o.g., never hinged, very fine; each stamp signed Milo Rowell (S.G. £300).
S.G. #J19b, 1942 1a Purple-brown, Ty. 4 Pyapon experimental handstamp, left sheet-margin mint block of four, o.g., never hinged, top pair separated, very fine; each stamp signed Milo Rowell (S.G. £400).
S.G. #J22, 1942 3p Slate, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George V, horizontal and vertical pairs tied to 1a Brown entire with Ty. 6 overprint by "Letpadan R.M.S./30 Jly 42" datestamps to Myanaung, 2 August receiving backstamp, fresh and very fine.
S.G. #J22, 1942 3p Slate, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George V, block of four tied by two strikes of "Henzada/10 May 42" datestamp to fresh cover to Bassein, 14 May arrival backstamp, very fine.
S.G. #J23a, 1942 9p Deep green, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George V, double overprint, mint block of twelve, the third horizontal row the errors, o.g., top and bottom pairs small h.r., the others including the errors all never hinged, very fine and striking (S.G. £430).
S.G. #J25, 1942 1p Red-orange, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, mint block of four, o.g., top pair h.r., bottom right stamp n.h., left pair with vertical crease and bottom left stamp with thinned spot, otherwise very fine (S.G. £900).
S.G. #J27, 1942 6p Bright blue, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of "Henzada/24 Aug 42" datestamp to cover addressed in Burmese to Maubin, backstamped on arrival August 30th or 31st, very fine and scarce usage.
S.G. #J27a, 1942 6p Bright blue, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, double overprint, mint block of four, o.g., three stamps lightly hinged, top left stamp n.h., bottom right stamp with perf. faults at right, otherwise very fine (S.G. £400).
S.G. #J27b, 1942 6p Bright blue, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, clear overprint on back and front, top sheet-margin vertical pair, the top stamp the error, o.g., never hinged, fresh and very fine (S.G. £375).
S.G. #J29a, 1942 1a Purple-brown, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, inverted overprint, a spectacular top sheet-margin block of eighteen (2x9), the bottom four stamps the inverted overprints errors, fresh and intact, well centered, o.g., the bottom pair h.r. and the pair above it never hinged, the fifth row with some slight creasing, bottom left error with a tear, otherwise very fine; an impressive and possibly unique multiple (S.G. £10,126).
S.G. #J29a, 1942 1a Purple-brown, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, inverted overprint, an impressive used block of four, fresh and intact, cancelled by central strike of Henzada circular datestamp, very fine; the only used block of four recorded; 1970 RPS certificate;
S.G. #J29a, 1942 1a Purple-brown, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, inverted overprint, horizontal pair, neatly tied to fresh locally addressed cover by "Kyonpyaw" postmark, with date written in Burmese manuscript reading "first collection, waxing moon, 2-4-14" (i.e. date in Burmese lunar calendar), appropriate backstamp, fresh and extremely fine; philatelicly used, but extremely rare on cover (S.G. £2,400 as two off-cover singles).
S.G. #J31, 1942 2a Carmine, Ty. 5 overprint on postage stamp of King George VI, right sheet-margin mint block of 32 (8x4), fresh and well centered, o.g., never hinged, top left pair with mild crease, otherwise very fine; each stamp signed Milo Rowell (S.G. £736).
S.G. #J33, 1942 3p Bright violet, Ty. 5 overprint on official stamp of King George VI, rare used block of four, rich color, cancelled by three partial circular datestamps, some light perf. toning mainly on the lower right stamp, otherwise fine-very fine (S.G. £1,100).
S.G. #J44, 1942 8a Myrtle-green, Ty. 6a overprint at Myaungmya for official purposes on official stamp of King George VI, block of four showing both base widths, o.g., bottom pair n.h., top right stamp with a pulled corner perf., otherwise fine;
S.G. #J44, 1942 8a Myrtle-green, Ty. 6a overprint at Myaungmya for official purposes on official stamp of King George VI, impressive left sheet-margin mint block of sixteen, nicely centered and fresh, strong and intact, o.g., two stamps hinged, the rest never hinged, top stamps with natural gum bends or creases, fine-very fine; among the largest multiples extant (S.G. £1,760+).
S.G. #J44 var., 1942 8a Myrtle-green, Ty. 6a overprint at Myaungmya for official purposes on official stamp of King George VI, overprinted in black over red, the red overprint suffused and showing clearly on the gummed side and the characteristics of both overprints are good, o.g. with some paper adhering, some light staining at upper left, otherwise fine; the only recorded example and unlisted by Stanley Gibbons.
S.G. #J56ha, 1942 "4A" surcharge on 4s+2s Green and red surcharge commemorating the fall of Singapore, surcharge omitted in pair with inverted surcharge, unused (no gum) bottom sheet-margin vertical strip of three, the top pair the variety, strong and intact perforations, very fine and rare; this variety only came to light about 1986 and only five examples have been reported (S.G. £800).
S.G. #J61, 1942 (5C) on "1A" Surcharge on 5c Claret Admiral Togo,Q tied by Mawchi Mines (Shan States) "Experimental P.O./ ? ? 43" datestamp to back of cover to Rangoon, with "The Kobayashi Mining Co., Ltd/Mawchi Mines S.S.S./Via Toungoo/Burma" printed corner card and violet boxed Japanese censor handstamp and ms. censor's initials, fresh and very fine; the stamp not revalued to 5 cents, but treated postally as though it had been.
S.G. #J72ab, 1943 5c Scarlet, printed on both sides, without gum as issued, top right corner margin block of four, fine-very fine; rare as only a single sheet of 56 was printed; 1977 RPS certificate for the block of six from which this was taken (S.G. £380).
S.G. #J73-81P, 1943 1c-30c Farmer, plate proofs on stamp paper cplt., horizontal pairs including both 5c types, the 20c inexplicably perforated at right, large margins all around, very fine and scarce.
S.G. #J85c-87c, 1943 1c-5c Independence Day imperforate, without gum as issued, mint block of four, each with ample margins or sheet-margin, 3c with a horizontal crease in the margin between the stamps, otherwise very fine (S.G. £270).
S.G. #27, 1938 3a6p Light blue and blue, tied by "Falam/12 Aug 42" datestamp to Shillong, endorsed from "Naylor/D.C. Chin Hills/Falam", backstamped at "Aijal/Lushai Hills/21 Aug 42" and Shillong 28 August slogan receiver, Falam being one of four towns in the Chin Hills still occupied by the British after the rest of Burma had been occupied by the Japanese in May, 1942, a runner post was established in May, 1942 to carry official mail through Japanese occupied territory, between Aijal in the Lushai Hills in India and the four unoccupied towns in the Chin Hills, the service ceased in November, 1...
S.G. #25 var., 1938 2a6p Claret, with handstamped and typewritten "O.H.M.S." overprints in black and violet, tied to large buff official cover addressed to "The Superintendent/Lushai Hills, Aijal" and tied by Falam datestamp, Falam being one of four towns in the Chin Hills still occupied by the British after the rest of Burma had been occupied by the Japanese in May, 1942, a runner post was established in May, 1942 to carry official mail through Japanese occupied territory, between Aijal in the Lushai Hills in India and the four unoccupied towns in the Chin Hills, the service ceased in Novembe...
S.G. #O18, 1939 1a Purple-brown overprinted "SERVICE", horizontal strip of five tied to registered legal-sized official cover by 1942 Falam datestamp to Aijal, Falam being one of four towns in the Chin Hills still occupied by the British after the rest of Burma had been occupied by the Japanese in May, 1942, a runner post was established in May, 1942 to carry official mail through Japanese occupied territory, between Aijal in the Lushai Hills in India and the four unoccupied towns in the Chin Hills, the service ceased in November, 1943, when the Japanese finally occupied all of the Chin Hills,...
1842 Gibraltar to Quebec prices current, endorsed "via N York" and carried by private ship there where it entered the mails with a red datestamp and ms." 20¾" rate to the border with Canada, there it was converted to one shilling and a penny halfpenny Currency, to which was added eleven pence halfpenny Currency to arrive at the "2/1" manuscript rate; cover with some edge toning, otherwise fine and scarce; to compensate for fluctuations in the exchange rare between the United States and Canada the Canadian Deputy Postmaster General introduced a 6% Exchange Surcharge in 1st March, 1842, it remai...
Unitrade #2TCxi, 1851 6d Grey blue, trial color plate proof on India on card with vertical carmine "Specimen" overprint, horizontal pair, large margins all around, fresh and extremely fine. Cat Value $700
#2, 1851 6d Slate violet on laid paper, select used example, ample to mostly large even margins all around, strong color on fresh white paper that shows its laid lines well, target cancel, choice very fine; 2018 PSE certificate (Unitrade C$2,000.00).
#2, 1851 6d Slate violet on laid paper, select used example, with large even margins all around, rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper that shows its laid lines well, target cancel, choice very fine; 2018 PSE certificate with the grade of VF 80 (Unitrade C$2,000.00).
#2, 1851 6d Slate violet on laid paper, ample to huge margins all around, rich color on fresh white paper, neat and relatively light target cancel, very fine; 2018 PSE certificate (Unitrade C$2,000.00).
#2, 1851 6d Slate violet on laid paper, used with neat central strike of target cancel, mostly large margins to well clear at base, rich color and sharp impression on fresh paper, very fine and attractive; 2018 PSE certificate (Unitrade C$2,000.00).
#2, 1851 6d Slate violet on laid paper, mostly huge margins to close but clear at top left, vivid rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper, target cancel confined to the upper right corner, nearly very fine; 2018 PSE certificate (Unitrade C$2,000.00).
#2, 1851 6d Slate violet on laid paper, very scarce used horizontal pair, ample to huge margins all around, rich color on crisp clean paper, central target cancels, very fine; pairs of this stamp are very seldom encountered; 1960 PF certificate and 2018 PSE certificate;
#2, 1851 6d Slate violet on laid paper, single with four particularly large even margins, tied by target and "10" in circle rate handstamp to 1851 Kennedy correspondence folded letter to New York, red "Montreal, L.C./No 26, 1851" datestamp and straightline "CANADA 10 Cts." exchange office handstamp, stamp removed for examination and replaced, extremely fine; 2015 Greene Foundation certificate (Unitrade C$2,400.00).
#3, 1851 12d Black on laid paper, a magnificent used example of this great classic rarity, being in a condition that only a tiny number of the known used examples can boast, featuring four large margins including a portion of the adjoining stamp at top, strong color and a crisp detailed impression on fresh white paper, light target cancel not obscuring the design as it so often does, extremely fine; one of the finest used examples in existence; 1999 PF certificate;
#4a, 1853 3d Brown red on medium wove, used horizontal pair, pos. 84-85 from the top pane, ample to huge margins, including a bit of the adjacent stamp at top, deep rich color and sharp impression on fresh paper, light target cancels, very fine;
#5, 1855 6d Slate gray on wove paper, pleasing used example, vivid rich color and detailed impression, ample to mostly large margins all around, relatively light target cancel, choice very fine; 2018 PSE certificate (Unitrade C$1,600.00).
#5, 1855 6d Slate gray on wove paper, select used single, with large to huge margins all around, good color and clear impression, light target cancel, extremely fine; 2018 PSE certificate with the grade of VF 80 (Unitrade C$1,600.00).
#5a, 1855 6d Brownish gray on wove paper, handsome and choice used single, with mostly huge margins to quite ample at top, strong true color and a razor-sharp impression on fresh white paper, square grid cancel, extremely fine; 2018 PSE certificate as #5 (Unitrade C$2,400.00).
#7, 1855 10d Blue on thin paper, a wonderful mint example of this rare Pence issue, boasting numerous desirable physical characteristics, including showing the dot after "cy" from the first vertical column, plus its margins are uncharacteristically large, the color is intense and the impression could rival that of a proof, it also displays a remarkable overall freshness which belies its age, while the reverse reveals full clean original gum, tiny nick in the top margin which is barely visible, otherwise extremely fine; a finer mint single would be a challenge to locate;
#7, 1855 10d Blue on thin paper, select used example, ample to huge margins all around, rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper, relatively light centrally struck target cancel, choice very fine; 2018 PSE certificate (Unitrade C$ 2,400.00).
#7, 1855 10d Blue on thin paper, large margins to close but clear at left, rich color, relatively light target cancel, small barely visible stained spot at upper left, otherwise fine (Unitrade C$1,200.00).
#7a, 1855 10d Blue on thick white paper, choice used example of this difficult stamp, featuring four uncommonly large margins, deep luxuriant color and a fine impression on crisp clean paper, extremely fine and scarce thus; 2018 PSE certificate with the conservative grade of VF 80 (Unitrade C$3,000.00 for VF).
#8, 1857 ½d Rose, select mint example, incredibly fresh, with generous margins all around, bright color on crisp white paper, full clean original gum which has only been very lightly hinged, choice very fine; 1977 PF certificate (Unitrade C$2,800.00).
#8, 1857 ½d Rose, mint horizontal pair, margins well clear all around, including a substantial portion of the adjacent stamp at right, strong color and impression, original gum, the left stamp with a light diagonal rub, otherwise fine (Unitrade C$2,100.00).
#9, 1857 7½d Green, a particularly fresh mint example of this very scarce and difficult stamp, possessing mostly huge margins to close but well clear at lower left, including traces of the imprint in the top margin, gorgeous rich color and a highly detailed impression on bright paper, while its reverse reveals full clean original gum which has only been lightly hinged, very fine; 1929 RPS certificate as Deep yellow green and 2018 PSE certificate (Unitrade C$24,000.00).
#9, 1857 7½d Green, handsome appearing top sheet-margin used single, showing a substantial portion of the imprint in the top margin, the other three margins ample to large, rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper, so very faintly cancelled as to appear unused, pressed out vertical crease at left, very fine appearance (Unitrade C$5,000.00).
#9, 1857 7½d Green, a gem used example of this difficult stamp, boasting lavishly large margins all around which are most uncharacteristic of this issue, including the frame line from the adjacent stamp at top, vivid rich color and crisp impression on fresh white paper, "37" in four ring cancel of Quebec, extremely fine and choice; signed Buhler and accompanied by 2018 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00) (Unitrade C$5,000.00 for VF).
#9a, 1857 7½d Deep green, rich luxuriant color and detailed impression, large margins to close but clear at right, original gum, light h.r., fine; seldom encountered with o.g.; 1973 BPA certificate (Unitrade C$5,000.00).
#9a, 1857 7½d Deep green, used, mostly ample margins to cutting outer frame line at lower left, characteristic rich color, so very lightly cancelled so as to almost appear unused, very good; 1974 RPS certificate(Unitrade C$900).
#10, 1857 6d Reddish purple on very thick soft wove paper, a very rare used horizontal pair, margins all around ranging from close to very large, strong distinctive color and detailed impression on fresh paper, unusually light and unobtrusive target cancels, very fine; it is believed that fewer than half a dozen pairs exist; 1963 PF certificate and 2018 PSE certificate; ex-Chapin (Unitrade C$18,000.00).
Unitrade #14P, 1859 1c Deep rose, plate proof on India, mounted on card, scarce left sheet-margin "American Bank Note Co. New York" imprint block of six (2x3), the other three margins ample to large, striking intense color, very fine.
#14, 1859 1c Rose, vertical strip of four and single paying the 5c rate on blue folded cover to Kingston, C.W., the single tied by "Montreal, C.E./De 9, 63" datestamp, vertical file fold affects one stamp, otherwise very fine;
Unitrade #16Pi, 1859 10c Black brown, plate proof on India on card, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in carmine, top sheet-margin block of four, pos. 3-4, 13-14, other margins quite ample, pos. 3 showing "string of pearls" variety, fresh and extremely fine; an especially desirable block showing this striking variety;
#18, 1859 12½c Yellow green, incredibly fresh mint single, remarkably well centered, with the perforations clearing the design all around, wonderfully bright color and crisp impression on white paper, full clean o.g., lightly hinged, tiny black spot on neck of little significance, very fine; a very difficult stamp in this select quality; clear 2013 Brandon certificate and 2018 Greene Foundation certificate (Unitrade C$2,500.00).
#20b, 1864 2c Rose, imperforate, without gum as issued, an extremely rare and handsome block of four, wonderfully bright and fresh, rich color, ample to large margins all around, very fine, an important showpiece of the issue, as only a few blocks still exist from the single sheet of 100 stamps produced; 1990 Greene Foundation certificate (Unitrade C$10,000.00 as two pairs).
#63, 1897 $3.00 Jubilee, a superb mint example of this difficult value, being in a quality rarely encountered, boasting virtually perfect centering within uncommonly wide and well balanced margins, sumptuously rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper, o.g., never hinged,Q light fingerprint on gum, an extremely fine gem with few peers (Unitrade C$6,000.00 for vf).
#64, 1897 $4.00 Jubilee, select mint example, wonderfully well centered within generous balanced margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine (Unitrade C$2,000.00 for vf).
#65, 1897 $5.00 Jubilee, a seldom seen post office fresh mint example, beautifully centered, vivid rich color and sharp impression, pristine original gum, never hinged extremely fine; rarely encountered in this premium quality (Unitrade C$6,000.00 for vf).s
Unitrade #66-73P, 1897-98 ½c-10c Queen Victoria "Maple Leaves" plate proofs on card cplt., each with large to very large margins, including most with partial sheet-margins, an extremely fine set; only 171 complete sets can exist;
Unitrade #74P, 77-79P, 81-82P, 1898-1902 ½c, 2c-5c and 7c-8c Queen Victoria "Numerals" plate proofs on India mounted on card, bottom sheet-margin blocks of four, with large even margins on the other three sides, fresh and extremely fine;
#85, 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, "muddy waters" color changeling, tied by "Ottawa/Dec 25, 1898" official first day of issue waving flag machine cancel to immaculate cover to England, with "Department of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa" imprint and ms. note "Postmarked on the day of the inauguration of Imperial Penny Postage" at upper left, fresh and extremely fine;
#85, 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, tied along with the other 2c Imperial Penny Postage color (#86), both 2c Maple Leaves, 2c Jubilee, two 2c Maple Leaves surcharges and 5c Registration stamp by clear "Halifax, N.S./Canada/No 21, 99" datestamps to red registered cover to St. Johns, Newfoundland, arrival backstamp, a very fine and colorful franking;
#85 var., 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, diagonal half used as 1c, tied along with 1c Jubilee and pair of 1c Maple Leaves paying the 4c double rate to Glouster, Mass., stamps all tied by "Yarmouth, N.S./11 Fe, 99" datestamps to cover with Chemist and Druggist corner card and all-over advertisement on reverse, very fine and unusual usage of an illegal bisect accepted as postage.
#90b, 1903 2c Carmine booklet pane of six, fresh unexploded booklet containing two panes and the interleaving, the top pane unusually well centered and never hinged, the bottom pane with perfs. just touching the bottom stamps and the top right stamp with a small gum disturbance at the top right corner, booklet with small scuff at the top of the back cover, very fine for this scarce booklet (Unitrade BK 2; C$4,750.00).
#130a, 1924 3c Carmine, perf. 8 vertical coil, Die I, wet printing, scarce right sheet-margin block of four, o.g., n.h., top left stamp with a faint diagonal crease, otherwise fine-very fine (Unitrade C$1,487.50).
#268-73, C9, 1943 King George VI Peace issue cplt., corner margin imprint and plate nos. blocks of four, o.g., l.h. in selvage and one stamp, the other three n.h., 8c thinned, otherwise very fine. Cat Value $400
#20, 1908 "2½d" Surcharge on 4d Brown and blue, select mint example of this very scarce local surcharge, o.g., fresh and very fine; the key stamp of the country; signed Champion and accompanied by 1970 RPS certificate (Scott $2,000.00; S.G. #35; £1,800).
#4, 1854 Santiago Printing by Gillet, 5c Sienna, two examples displaying clear to mostly large margins, each tied by mute of concentric rings, used on folded cover from Santiago to Valparaiso carried at double rate, dated July 6, 1855, with red dispatch c.d.s. at right, very fine and scarce franking; 2008 Maier certificate;
Australia extensive mint collection to 2007 in mounts and housed in a large Minkus album, lacks most Kangaroo issues, except for a repaired used 1913 £2, a few George V, the 5/- Sydney Bridge, and early postage dues, but is otherwise virtually complete with many varieties scattered throughout, includes 9d third wmk and 1/- multiple "A" wmk. gutter and Ash imprint pairs, many George V shades and varieties, "Specimen" overprints, some perforated "O S", George VI cplt., QEII cplt. except for some modern issues, as well as air mails, officials, occupation forces, and AAT, a desirable and clean lot...
Bahamas outstanding collection in four stock albums, generally with duplication throughout, commencing with G.B. 4d used in the Bahamas, following the first issue with two black plate proofs, two 1d mint examples apparently on thick paper and one used on thin paper, 1861-62 with 4d & 6d black plate proofs, 1d mint and used (2), 4d used (2), 6d with manuscript "Specimen" and three used, 1862 S.G. #8 unused, five 1d values used, two 4d. used, S.G. #13 used, perf. 13 1d used (5) and 6d used and unused (rare), continuing with a large duplication of 1863-77 1d (S.G. #20-25) used and mint including...
Bahamas collection of 1901-31 complete and part mint sheets carefully preserved in one large-format "Safe" album, including 1902 1/- block of 54, 1906-11 MCA wmk. with complete sheets of the 1d and 4d values, 1920 Peace Celebration, 1931-46 2/- and 3/- complete sheets accompanied by R.P.S. certificates, also includes one fiscal document showing a mixed franking including 1863-77 and 1884-90 issues, 1868 copy of the Atlantic Mail S.S. Co. contract for mail service in the Bahamas and a letter of protest by the U.S. consul concerning a shipwreck, generally very fine and unusual.
Bahamas collection of complete and part sheets of the "Staircase" Issues, carefully preserved in two large-format "Safe" albums, comprising the 1901-03 & 1911-19 periods with sheets of the Vignette Plates providing items for plating research from Vig.3 to Vig.6, consistent duplication featuring studies for re-entries, retouches and plate flaws, also War Charity, Special Delivery and most of the War Tax issues being represented; a very fine and rare group, inspection recommended.
Bahamas group of covers, 15 items, including various airmail items with U.S.-Bahamas combination franking, express envelope carried in the first daily flight to Miami with Special Delivery and War Charity issues,"Staircase" 1d on postcard to Norway, KGV 1d on envelope with postal seals after having been mistakenly opened, 1882 4d perf. 12 single franking, Spanish Wells cancellation on 1921 envelope, etc; mixed condition but mainly fine.
Bahamas postal stationery collection comprising around 125 items, used (1880-1930ca) with uprated examples and mainly unused, including specimens, registered mail, better destinations such as Austria, Norway, South Africa and Jamaica, one item bearing scarce Spanish Wells cancellation, etc., fine-very fine.
Bahamas and B.W.I. literature, featuring "The Postal History of the Bahamas" by R. Lowe, author's copy of the Gisburn handbook, "Bahamas Early Mail Services and Postal Markings" by Ludington, various auction catalogues from 1934 to 1996 including the Arthur Hind sale of British Empire and Dale-Liechtenstein B.W.I.; additionally 1957 Perkins Bacon Records vol. I & II, etc.
British Africa principally 20th century mostly mint collection to the 1970s in mounts and housed in two Minkus albums and including numerous varieties scattered throughout, with Basutoland 1935-66 cplt. including 1961 10c on 1/- Ty II and 5c on 2d postage due with St. Edward's crown wmk. error, followed by Lesotho cplt. to 1973, Bechuanaland Protectorate with Seahorses and George V set, 1961 2½c on 3d with spaced "c" both mint and used and other surcharge varieties, Botswana, Biafra, B.I.O.T. cplt. 1975, including 1968 10R block of eight with no stops after "B" and "O" as well as singles of al...
British Asia principally 20th century mostly mint collection to the 1970's in mounts and housed in a Minkus album, lacks India and Indian States, but good Malaya and Middle East are present, as well as some varieties, starts with Straits Settlements 1912-23 George V set to $5.00, then numerous varieties of the 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition (exi-Ulrich), then 1936 George V and 1937-41 George VI set, the states are complete from the 1948 Silver Wedding, but some contain earlier material such as Kedah 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition and 1937 Sultan Shah, Kelantan 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition and 1...
British Commonwealth voluminous collection of many thousands (if not tens of thousands) of mint and used singles, sets and souvenir sheets arranged on black stock pages and housed in 21 large overfilled binders, includes 19th and 20th century with duplication mostly among the used, but the 19th is largely weak and in mixed condition, most of the value lies in the 20th century, with strength in George VI and QEII, sometimes with issues into the 1990s, most colonies are represented, but the larger ones, such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand tend to be the best, as well as Great Britain which...
British Commonwealth selection of 40 stamps, nearly all mint, the most valuable being Trinidad 1852-60 litho fifth issue 1d Bluish grey (used), Barbados 1858 ½d Green and 1865 4d Dull brown-red, British Honduras 1888 50c on 1s Grey, Bermuda 1938-53 £1 Purple and black on red, Australia 1915-27 Kangaroo 1s in interpanneau block of four, Turks & Caicos 1893 ½d on 4d setting 3; mainly very fine, the catalogue value being close to £4,000.
British Commonwealth and G.B. mint and used assembly, from Aden to Zululand, various hundreds mounted on pages or contained in some glassine envelopes, including few better examples, mainly scattered values and few complete sets, with classics in mixed condition.
British Commonwealth postal history lot of around 75 varied items up to 1960, including airmails, censorship, few interesting K.E.VII issues, better examples with New Guinea "N. W. Pacific Islands." overprinted values, early India, FDC's, etc; fine-very fine.
British Oceania clean mint collection in mounts and housed in a bulging Minkus album, comprised of Cook Islands from 1935-77 quite complete, Fiji from 1935-80 nearly complete, Gilbert & Ellice with 1922 Edward VII, then complete from 1935, Gilbert Is. Nauru complete to 1979 except for three of the four Seahorses, Niue from 1935, Norfolk Is. complete to 1980, Papua New Guinea from 1935 to 1975 cplt. except the scarce postage due, Penrhyn, Pitcairn Is. cplt. to 1978 with watermark and other varieties, Ross, Tokelau Is cplt. to 1978, Tonga from 1949-77 quite complete, Tuvalu 1976-80, and Western...
British West Indies mostly mint collection of principally 1930s to late 1970s issues in mounts and housed in two Minkus albums, starts with scattered Anguilla to 1978, then Antigua with Edward VII 5/-, 1908-20 Seal of Colony set, 1921-29 George V wmk MCA to £1, 1932 Centenary, then complete to 1978 with a few watermark varieties, Cayman Is. complete to 1980 without the good surcharges and the Centenary set, but including the Edward VII "1D" on 4d, Dominica mostly complete from the 1935 Jubilee, Grenada nearly complete from the 1934 pictorials to 1978, Leeward Is. with 1890 Victoria to 5/-, 191...
Bulgaria postal history assembly, over 130 items comprising the period between 1890 and 1940, including frankings and postal stationery, a wide range of cancellations also including small towns, censorship, registered and external mail; fine-very fine.
Burma - Japanese occupation balance of the five frame gold/reserve grand medal collection comprised of mint and used singles, numerous blocks of four and larger multiples, varieties, proofs, forgeries and covers mounted on exhibition pages and still containing numerous better items such as (mint unless noted) S.G. #J19, J22a block of sixteen (8x2), J23 corner block of 24 (8x3), J23a used block cataloged as mint as it is unpriced as used, J1 block (toned), J2 (4), J7 (4), J8 block of eight (2x4), J9-14 blocks, J15 block of 31, J16-17 blocks J25, J26 corner block, J27 block of sixteen (8x2), J27...
Burma - Japanese occupation peacock overprints extensive specialist collectors stock of many hundreds of mostly mint and some used singles, blocks and multiples and varieties identified and arranged in two large stockbooks, replete with better items including (mint unless noted) S.G. #J2 mint and used, J3 sub-types 1-4 and a block with horizontal gutter, J4 (2), J6 sub-types 1-4, plus two more with BPA and RPS certificates, J6a with BPA certificate, J7 (3) and one used, J8 (10), plus blocks of four and eight, J9 (14) and a block, J10 (8), J11 (5), J12 (9), plus three blocks and a used block, J...
Burma - Japanese army administration and Burmese government issues specialist collectors substantial accumulation and stock of many thousands between S.G. #J45 and J111 housed in three stockbooks and two mint sheet files, includes mint and used singles, blocks, multiples, full sheets, varieties, identified forgeries, etc., includes J46 used (13), J57 used (28), a decent showing of both Indian and decimal currency surcharges on Japanese stamps including mint J62 and J68 and used J70 with three examples tied to piece (2) and J71, J72 mint (19, one RPS certificate), used (19) and mint and c.t.o....
Burma King George VI specialist collectors accumulation and stock of many hundreds with strength in mint housed in two large stockbooks, the first being straight stamps with overprints on George V mint to 5R including an 8a block of four with inverted watermark, a complete used set and 2R and 5R officials in n.h. blocks of four, 1938-40 George VI mint (2) and used, mint blocks of four, plus mint 2R (90) and 5R (18), 1939 officials mint and used, 1946 in mint singles (2) and blocks of four and the corresponding officials in mint singles and blocks of four, 1947 overprints in mint singles and bl...
"Burma/Myanmar 1982-1996, Few Themes, Much Improvisation" five frame award-winning exhibition collection, this collection can probably be best described by quoting the title page written in 1996: "The Reason - The country has a population of 45 million, literacy rate of 80% and a postal system with over 600 post offices...The same definitive designs have been in use since 1974...Political and economic changes have produced a great deal of improvisation, much of it in postal stationery. The Challenge - There is no philatelic bureau and stamp clubs have been prohibited since 1966. The government...
Burma cover collection and accumulation of all twentieth century material including 34 WWI censorship covers with various censor markings and frankings, 65 WWII forces covers, including one from the Chin Hills Battalion, Burma Frontier Force sent to India by runner while under siege by the Japanese and five pieces with stamps tied by Falam cancels, some WWII censored covers, over 50 Myanmar covers from the mid 1990s and more.
"The Burma One Anna Stamped Envelope - Eight postal administrations and two decades of political turmoil" gold medal winning one frame exhibition collection, quoting from the title page: "Postal stationery survives a humid climate better than stamps do. In 1939 a one anna embossed envelope was printed by Nasik Security Press (India) to answer the domestic letter rate. The shortage of paper during the war years encouraged successive administrations to adapt, and re-adapt, and re-re adapt, the stock they found on hand." The collection includes mint and used, with Burma Independence Army overprin...
Burma postal stationary collection and accumulation including mint and used stamped envelopes, registration envelopes, postal cards, reply cards, wrappers and aerogrammes housed in three albums and two files, starts with the issues of India used in Burma, then India overprinted "BURMA", heavily duplicated Japanese occupation in all its permutations and independence issues to fairly recent times, including EMS envelopes, duplication throughout, generally fine-very fine.
Burma revenues and revenues on documents substantial holding of duplicated mint and used singles, blocks and multiples housed in two albums, a mint sheet file and three large folios, includes Queen Victoria to King George V Indian revenues used in Burma, Indian revenues overprinted for Burma, Japanese occupation revenues, Military Administration and independence period both on and off documents, we note good Telegraph stamps, many Court Fee both mint and used and on numerous documents, Insurance, Share Transfer, Special Adhesive, etc., the mint sheet file is well filled with money lender's dem...
Burma remainder of consignment comprised of a mostly mint stock of Independence issues in two stockbooks and a mint sheet file including 1949, 1952-53 and 1954 definitives in blocks of four, 1961 15p on 14p block and single with inverted overprint, 1971 souvenir sheet (12), 1949 officials in singles (3) and blocks of four and more, with issues to 2000 including some full sheets, also a small exhibit of errors, freaks and oddities, a stockbook of cancels, a collection of 1965-81 first day covers, a collection of slogans, meters and perfins and a collection of Burmanica.
Canada extensive collection, of mint and used through the Small Queens, then all mint in mounts in a Minkus album and four binders, among the used we note #4 (2), 7, 17-19 and most Large and Small Queens with some duplication, including 37d, mint highlights include #20, several 15c Large Queens, some nice small Queens to 8c value, plus 20c (2) and 50c, 1897 Jubilee to 50c, and is then complete to 1999, including some nice varieties such as 139b used, 140a, 140b, 254c and more, the back-of-the-book also appears to be complete including an 8c Registration, C1c, MR4b and many perfin officials bot...
Canada old-time nineteenth century reference collection including genuine stamps, shade studies, fakes and forgeries, monographs, many photographs, letters between experts, notes, etc., includes are examples of laid paper, both for the 1851 issue and Large Queens, plus photographs and notes of fake 12c covers, other Pence issues including 12c proof, plus genuine and fake perforated issues, a study of 1852-57 3d shades and papers, several 10c 1859 shades including three Black brown shades, a study of 15c Large Queens shades and papers, an example of watermarks on Large Queens, Small Queens shad...
Canada and provinces mainly mint collection arranged on pages, Canada from 1888 to 1935 plus an additional portion after WWII of little significance, weak representation of Small and Large Heads with the most significant being a 1893 8c imperf. corner block of four, additionally nine covers mostly bearing single frankings, then Jubilee Issue incomplete to 20c mint, #66-73, 74-84, 104-22 and franked WWI military mail in this issue, 1912-24 coil stamps, #162-77, and few scattered plate blocks of four; the Canadian provinces include only Nova Scotia with some duplicates in inexpensive items and P...
Canada Small Queens pleasing quality mint collection of 24 different stamps, including some shade varieties, with most having been selected for centering and freshness, includes Scott #35a, 35d, 36e, 37, 37a, 38a (no gum), 39, 39b, 40a, 40b, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 44c, 45, 45a, 46 and 47, some part o.g., but most o.g. or l.h., all fine or better with most very fine and some extremely fine or large margins, much nicer condition than normally encountered; 2018 Scott catalog value is over $11,500.00; all
Canada remainder of consignment, including useful used classics with 1851 6d (2), 1852-57 3d (2) and 6d (2), 1855 10d proof (3), a trial color in yellow and two used issued stamps, 1857 ½d and 7½d, plus mint 50c Bluenose (3) and $1.00 Parliament, as well as a few Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I., high catalog value but condition varies so a careful inspection is recommended..
China complete mint sheet holding comprised of full sheets of 200 unless noted of Republic of China Scott #571 (2), 625 (3), 790 (3), 887 (1), 888 (1), 898 (1), 900 (1), 901 (1), 902 (2), 903 (3), 905 (2), 906 (1) and 907 (2), Peoples Republic 19 (8), 20 (6), 27 (2), 29 half sheet of 100, 51 (2), 82 (3 half sheets of 100), 208 (5), 211 (5 plus block of 80) and 212 (5), also c.t.o. sheets of 100 of 579, 581 (2) and 582, then East China 5L29 (1), 5L63 (6), 5L62 (10, 5L77 (13), 5L86 (7), 5L88 (5), 5L89 (6) and 5L90 (8), so there are 20,080 stamps in total, without gum as issued, most lightly fold...
Eastern Europe mostly 20th century principally mint collections and accumulations housed in 25 albums or stockbooks filling two large cartons, with Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Poland, Romania and Russia, includes a few collections, but most is crammed in stockbooks, some portions subject to toning, glazed gum or light adhesion while other sections are unaffected so please inspect carefully.
Estonia mint collection, few hundreds including multiples with interpanneau and marginal imprints, shades, souvenir sheets, proofs and varieties, mainly modest values but a clean and very fine collection.
Europe vast and voluminous mostly mint accumulation of collections and stocks comprised of Andorra in a stockbook, Greece in four albums and five stockbooks, Italy and colonies in three albums and five stockbooks, Liechtenstein in an album and three stockbooks, Luxembourg in an album and four stockbooks, Monaco in an albums and six stockbooks, Netherlands and colonies in three albums and five stockbooks, Switzerland in four albums and four stockbooks, all this filling five large cartons, the stockbooks just crammed full with mint singles, sets and souvenir sheets, these being nearly all 20th c...
France and Colonies substantial mint collection, a remarkable lot housed in two voluminous Scott albums including, in France, the classic period used, from 1900 featuring the substantial value in the section dedicated to France, generally mint with the exception of the 1925 Paris souv. sheet which is presented with special c.d.s., the remarkable items in mint being 1917-19 Orphans set, 1923 Bordeaux exhibition, 1929 Le Havre exhibition, 1930-31 Reims Cathedral Die IV, Pont du Gard with the three perforations including perf. 11 n.h., other better semi-modern examples are occasionally found n.h....
France and colonies vast and voluminous mostly mint accumulation of collections and stocks housed in 45 albums or stockbooks filling 5 large cartons, includes some collections, but most is in the form of stock, with stockbook after stockbook simply crammed full with mint singles, sets, souvenir sheets as well as some imperfs. or proofs, these being nearly all 20th century, especially the post-war period, better items noted such as PEXIP souvenir sheets, 50Fr. Bank Note, etc., but condition can be a problem, with toning, gum glazing or stuck together (mostly lightly), but other portions are una...
France predominantly mint collection housed in four Scott hingeless albums, from the early 19th century issues to 2000, the classic period mainly represented in used condition, the 20th century being the very strong part of this lot, which is remarkably collected n.h., including 1923 Bordeaux exhibition, 1925 Paris exhibition souvenir sheet with Sismondo certificate, 1926-27 Orphans set, 1929 Pont du Gard with different perfs., 1937 Pexip souv. sheet, etc, airmails from 1930 including 1936 50fr Green and 50fr ultramarine, "coin datés" blocks of four in many issues and featuring several of the...
France, type "Merson" choice assembly containing 33 stamps mint or n.h., including some duplicates, with 1900 50c n.h. and 5fr n.h. (2), 1906-20 45c in n.h. block of four on "GC" paper, 1925-26 3fr n.h. in corner block of four and 20fr, etc; an interesting group in very fine to superb condition, with catalogue value in excess of €4,000.
France, type "Mouchon" assembly containing 35 stamps mainly n.h., including 1900 type I 10c in pairs and singles, 20c in marginal pair and corner block of four, 20c imperforate without gum as issued and signed Brun, 25c, type II 10c imperforate without gum as issued, and 1902 15c in block of four as well as marginal blocks of six and nine; very fine to superb, catalogue value in excess of €3,500.
France balance of better quality mint nineteenth century collection comprised of over 50 different singles, including 1849-50 20c and 40c, 1862 10c re-issue, 1853-60 1c Bronze-green, 5c, 10c and 20c, 1862-71 20c, 1863-70 10c, 20c and 40c, good 1870-71 Bordeaux issues with 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 20c Ty. 2 and Ty. 3 and 40c, 1870-73 4c, 5c, 10c Bister and 10c Bister on rose, 25c and 40c, 1876-78 Type I with 1c, 4c, 5c, 10c, 30c and 1Fr., 1876-77 Type II with 2c, 25c and 1Fr., 1877-80 25c, 1879-80 25c and 50c and 1898-1900 50c and 2Fr., the overall quality is much nicer than typically found with very fe...
French Colonies mainly mint collection in mounts in 16 Scott albums contained in three large cartons, the main value lying in two albums featuring early and semi-modern issues from Algeria to Upper Volta and some French P.O.'s abroad, mint with the exception of scattered used in some early issues, the two albums including better semi-modern sets, among the first issues: overprinted type Dubois, surcharged type Paix et Commerce such, as well as an abundant number of type Sage in the early issues of territories from Anjouan to Senegambia and Niger are encountered, postage dues, other examples of...
French Offices in China better mint sets selection comprised of Annam & Tonking Scott #1-9 (1 and 7 used), Hoi Hao 1-15 (6 used), 16-31, 32-48 (no 44 and 47), 49-66 and 67-84, Kwangchowan 1-17, Mongtseu 16-32 (5Fr. used), Pakhoi 1-16 and 17-33, Tchongking 17-33 and Yunnan Fou 1-15 (2), 17-33 (no 29), 34-50 and 51-67, some usual gum problems and occasion small fault, most are o.g. or l.h., fine-very fine with some signed; 2018 Scott catalog value is $12,570.00
Germany and area vast and voluminous mostly mint accumulation of collections and stocks housed in 37 albums or stockbooks filling 4 large cartons, about a third of it is collections which include some better items such as a mint Posthorn set, Heuss set, semi-postals, early Berlin, etc., the rest is in the form of stock, with stockbook after stockbook simply crammed full with mint singles, sets and souvenir these being nearly all 20th century, especially the post-war period, condition can be a problem in places, with toning, gum glazing or stuck together (mostly lightly), but other portions are...
German Reich stationery cards, around 150 examples, used and predominantly unused, picture items for the most part, including an interesting range of mainly different designs, some used examples including commemorative cancellations and additional frankings; very fine.
German Occupation of Russia, 1916-17 postal history collection comprising over 70 items, including military mail with better Kriegsmarine or registered examples from Baltic territories, an interesting franked-mail section with also better official and non-commercial usages, censorship and high frankings; very fine and unusual group.
German Democratic Republic mint collection contained in one Scott album, nearly complete to 1985, apparently all n.h., including 1953 portrait types of Russian occupation set, Marx souvenir sheets and other valuable sets in the early period; very fine.
Great Britain balance of consignment comprised mostly of mint left wing margin 1867 2/- Blue watermarked Spray of Rose with o.g., but thinned and creased (cat. $3,750.00), mint 1897-1900 Jubilee complete including the 1/- Green, four used copies of 1891 £1 Green, used Sea Horses including nine singles, a pair and a block of four of 1934 10/- re-engraved and used Officials with block of four1882 6d Gray I.R. overprint, 1889 1/- Green with I.R. overprint, 1900 1/- Carmine rose and green with Govt. Parcels overprint and 1902 2½d Ultramarine with Office of Works overprint, but these have not been...
Great Britain 1841-1900 used accumulation, including around 9,500 stamps, with many complete/incomplete plate reconstructions, otherwise strong duplication, with some few better examples up to 5s denominations; the plate reconstructions represent a challenge which is not obviously considered in the Scott catalogue value, being around $250,000; viewing recommended.
Great Britain, London Numeral Postmark collection, including a wide variety of District Post and East Central examples, cleanly mounted on written-up pages gathered in two Safe albums, comprising around 2,300 stamps and few covers within the 1856-90 issues, predominantly containing 1d denominations, otherwise ranging from ½d to 1s; fine-very fine; according to collector, Scott catalogue value -regardless of plates- in excess of $45,000.
Greece, 1906 Olympic Games, group of five postcards, including two depicting the stadium, and two travelled to France and Italy, bearing 5l and 10l franking, including 2l to 5l denominations of the Olympic Games set, cancelled at Athens on the last day of the Games and the second day of the soccer games, both signed Tecardi, the other three displaying the "Zappeion" cancellation, a fine and rare group.
Hong Kong collection balance comprised of mint and used 19th century singles and virtually all mint 20th century singles, sets, souvenir sheets and varieties in mounts on Minkus pages, noteworthy are 1862-80 issues mostly used including the 96c Bister and 4c perf. 12½, but also mint 2c Pale yellow brown, 2c Dull rose, 16c Yellow, 18c Lilac, 30c Vermilion, 30c Violet and 96c Gray, then 1876-80 surcharges used, an 1974 $3.00 Violet mint and $10.00 Rose used, 1880 12c on $10.00 unused, many 1885-91 surcharges mint or used, 1890 $2.00 Gray green mint, 1890 "S.O." overprint on 10c used, 1891 Jubile...
India #6, 1854-55 4a assembly of 15 used examples, of which nine are cut to shape and six cut square, mounted on two pages and marked as originating from the five printings, with some examples marked as third printings but we do not guarantee for most of the classifications, the lot including shades and cancellations; some faults as usually encountered in this issue and few examples above average condition, representing a difficult and interesting group, inspection required.
India mainly mint assembly from 1865 arranged in stock cards, including duplicates and some better examples of relatively modest value such as 1926-33 15r n.h., back of the book with officials including 1909 15r & 25r mint, 1912-13 10r used, rocket mail vignettes, India used in Bahrain, Burma, Kuwait, Pakistan, additionally enriched with a group of French India; fine-very fine.
India postal history collection containing around 200 items, including few classic early examples and Indian States stampless mail, 1924 Mount Everest expedition, censorship, military mail including airgraphs, official correspondence, maritime mail, postal stationery unused and used including one interesting example with handpainted designs, commemorative cancellations, illustrated postcards, FDC's and some stamps; fine-very fine, to be inspected.
India airmail assembly comprising over 100 items including 1932 Hebert flight from Akyab to Calcutta, 1934 Calcutta-Rangoon stage during the MacRobertson race England-Australia, Imperial Airways first flight covers to England, extended service first flights, other internal first flights with better stages such as Delhi-Jodhpur, first westbound service after extension of route from Karachi to Calcutta, Calcutta flight of the "G-E.B.M.O.", Alcock & Brown commemorative flight at Dum Dum, Special Christmas flights, first parachute delivery in India, first internal airmails in 1938, Clipper airmail...
Ireland comprehensive mint collection to 2012 in mounts and housed in a large Minkus album, the collection is highly complete but for a few Seahorse issues and includes numerous watermark and other varieties to be found throughout, includes 1922 Dollard overprints cplt, most George V overprints, 1922-23 Thom overprints cplt., including ½d with accent inserted by hand, 1925 2/6-10/- wide date ovpts, and is then entirely complete from 1937 2/6-10/- St. Patrick, including all the postage dues, a fresh collection of all o.g., l.h. or n.h., fine-very fine stamps.
Ireland 2004-10 Wild Flowers four-frame exhibition collection mounted and written-up on exhibition pages and sleeved in page protectors in a binder, the collection covers mint n.h. singles, first day covers, stamps on a roll, coils, official newsletter, printing varieties, plate blocks, complete sheets (folded) including the Euro values, booklets and covers showing usages mostly to international destinations, forming an interesting exhibit of Irelands last traditionally gummed series; also includes a second binder well filled with the exhibitors ancillary material, the face value alone is stat...
Ireland specialized postage due stock of mostly mint singles, sets, blocks of four and large multiples, numerous watermark varieties, gutter blocks and minor varieties, mostly identified and priced on dealer pages in a counterbook, but also in glassines and on stockcards, many better items noted with catalog values up to €300, condition is fault-free and generally o.g., l.h. or mostly n.h., fine-very fine; a very useful collector formed lot which the owner catalogs at €5,610 by the 2014 Hibernia catalog.
Italy postal history selectionQ of 15 items, including 191210c stationery card with rare usage of special dleivery 25c applied in transit (signed L. Gazzi), two usages with officials in the 1920's, incoming mail from U.S. with illustrated embossing on reverse "Divisione Navale in AMerica" of the Italian naval mission, 1923 reg. mail with additional fiscal usage of 6l,1949 "Biennale di Venezia" set, restored franked envelope with rare markings of the "Comando Base Navale Santi Quaranta", 1916 reg. mail from Libia redierected in Switzerland with instructional prov. label, 1908 appealing illustra...
Korea souvenir sheet wholesale stock comprised of 1962 Anti Malaria (Scott #350a x 100), 1982 Liberian Visit (1291a x 500), 1982 Turkey Visit (1319a x 1,100), 1983 Regan Visit (1355a x 600), 1983 Philatelic Week (1356a x 1,200), 1983 Mouse Stone Relief (1357a x 700), 1984 Pope Visit (1369a x 5,600), 1984 Senegal Visit (1377a x 400), 1984 New Year (1394a-95a x 400 each) and 1986 Central Africa Visit (1469a x 1,000), virtually all o.g., n.h., very fine, also includes a binder of mostly cancelled souvenir sheets; the total Scott catalog value is $30,650.00
Latvia and Estonia postal history assembly of around 200 items, being stronger in Latvia, including illustrated stationery cards, cancellations, parcel cards, money-order and receipt-of-delivery forms, stampless official mail, few destinations and few incoming mail, also with some imperial Russia including WWI mute cancellations and soviet-period examples; mainly very fine.
Mexico air post stamps collection predominantly mint, an attractive assembly of over 150 examples mounted on pages, including the first sets, 1934 10p, 1930 5c with double overprint ,1931 rouletted 15c on 20c with inverted and double overprints as well as one pair with the upper adhesive displaying two overprinted bars, 1932 set imperf., the officials comprising 1931 5c on 20c with three examples of each of the inverted and double surcharges, 1932 10c perf. 12 mint also featuring double overprint; in addition a small group of regular post-revolutionary issues including few varieties; generally...
Netherlands and colonies mint and used collection collection arranged on pages, Netherlands to 1921 including the first and second issues unused with also duplicates used and one used pair for each of the two 15c denominations, 1867 15c & 50c unused and duplication used, 1872-78 50c n.h., 1893-96 2g 50c mint, 1898-1905 10g mint, 1913 10g mint; following Curaçao with most of the early values and better semi-modern sets complete mint, 1947 complete set mint, airmails 1947 perf. 12x12½ n.h., Netherlands Antilles 1950-79 10g mint; some faults in the Netherlands, otherwise fine-very fine, inspectio...
Netherlands and Colonies mint and mostly used stock and accumulation of many thousands housed in three stockbooks, stock pages or glassine envelopes, lots of Netherlands, but also useful Curaçao, Netherlands Indies and Antilles, nothing particularly expensive noted, but lots of it including duplication and some better sets and values; generally fine-very fine and well worth a look.
Newfoundland desirable mostly mint collection in mounts on Minkus album pages, starts with #1 and continues with 3, 5, 8 used, 11A, 12A, 15A, 17-23, most 1864-96 issues either mint or used including used 25 and mint 26, 30 and 37-39, then 1897 Cabot, 1910-11 Guy issue both lithographed and engraved, 1911 Royal Family, 1919 Caribou, #128, then all the definitive and commemorative issues to1947, air mails include C2, C2a, C3, C3a, C6-11, C12, C13-17 and C18 as well as the postage dues, virtually all o.g. or l.h., fine-very fine or better.
Newfoundland attractive mainly mint collection on pages from 1880 to 1947, including in mint condition -with scattered duplication in the early issues, also for some better values- #41-55, 56-59, 61-74 also used, 87-97, 104-114, 115-26, 128, 131-44, 145-59, 172-82, 212-25, airmails #C2, C3, C12, C13-17 -this being also rperesented in FDC's-, C18, additionally nine covers including first flights in 1931; fine-very fine, worth a look.
Newfoundland mostly mint collection balance arranged in a stockbook and including #1(2), 3, 5, 11A pair, 18 used, 20 block of four, 20 used, 21 used, two sets of Cabot, useful imperf. pairs such as 101a, 103a, 163c, 165a, 187d, 191d, 192a, 195a, two sets of Gilbert, C2b, C3f and a Labrador set, also present are used Nova Scotia 2 and 4 and New Brunswick 1, occasional small fault or no gum, but overall quite clean and largely o.g., l.h., n.h. or used, fine-very fine.
Peru, group of pre-philatelic mail, 13 items with some cover fronts as well, from around 1810 to 1857, including two examples from teh Colonial period, with handstamps of Arequipa, Ayacucho, Huanuco, Casma, Piura, Moquegua, Lima, trujillo, Tacna and Tarma; fine-very fine.
Poland, 1818-49 six stampless letters, all except one sent to France, originating from Lwow, Warsaw and Kharkow, including one from Odessa with usage of Brody in transit, one cover with portion of paper missing at left, otherwise fine-very fine.
Portugal and colonies and Spain vast and voluminous mostly mint accumulation of collections and stocks, the Portugal housed in eight albums and fourteen stockbooks and the Spain housed in ten stockbooks filling 4 large cartons, includes strong Portuguese colonies collections and stock with many better items, with stockbook after stockbook simply crammed full with mint singles, sets and souvenir sheets, these being both 19th and 20th century, the Spain is mostly 20th century and all crammed into stockbooks with some better items noted, but condition can be a problem, with toning, gum glazing or...
Prussian military mail in the Franco-Prussian War, seven envelopes belonging to the same correspondence, including the "K. Pr. Feldpost/IV Armee Corps" c.d.s., as well as the "S.B./F.B. 3ts M.I.R. No. 66" and "K.Pr.Feld=Post=/Relais No29." markings.
Rhodesia mostly mint collection to 1923 mainly in mounts on album pages, with 1890-94 mint to 10/- and used £1-£10 values, 1891 surcharges, 1896 issue complete, 1896 1d on 3d used and 1d on 4/- and 3d on 5/- mint, 1896 overprints cplt., 1897 set to £1, 1898-1908 set to £2, plus 1d imperforate horizontal pair, 1905 Victoria Falls, 1909 overprints to £1, a range of Double Heads to 5/- with shades (counted as cheapest), and Admirals to 10/- with duplication for scarce perf. 15 varieties and thee used £1 values, occasional small problems, but most o.g., l.h. or used, generally fine-very fine and d...
Russia in the UPU postal history assembly comprising 34 franked items from 1882 to 1910, mounted and elegantly written up on exhibition pages, including registered mail with high multiple rates, several infrequent insured mails, destinations with rare examples such as Italian Eritrea, up to various four-colour frankings, a scarce triple rate for printed matter applied on a newspaper wrapper or registered printed matter rates, uprated stationery, etc; generally fine-very fine, to be examined;
Russia postal history assembly comprising few hundreds, starting with stampless mail from 1850 onwards, Wenden locals with four covers including one bearing a scarce pair, unused stationery cards, this lot mainly featuring red-cross and POW mail, in addition a post-WWII group of covers from Poland; fine-very fine.
Soviet Union 1930-47 mint collection in one album, well presented with manuscript notations, in mint condition with few exceptions, including better sets and values such as 1935 Anti-War Propaganda, airmails, etc; very fine.
Scandinavia mostly 20th century principally mint collections and accumulations housed in 24 albums or stockbooks filling two large cartons, with Aland, Denmark, Faeroes, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and a little Baltic's, includes a carton full of clean modern mint collections in hingeless albums, then numerous stockbooks well filled with mostly mint, with strength in the post-war period and including better items such as Iceland Hapflug set mint, but the older material is subject to toning, glazed gum or light adhesion so please inspect carefully.
St. Pierre & Miquelon, 1942 "France Libre/F.N.F.L" overprints collection balance comprised of 32 different stamps including Scott #210, 223, 224, 244, B9-10 and two clandestine overprints, all o.g., never hinged, very fine; the catalog value is for hinged stamps.
Spanish Civil War postal history collection, 200+ covers featuring a wide range of aspects related to this period, including, apart from National and Republican military mail, visually attractive illustrated envelopes and propaganda military cards with some rare examples used, scarce German ships with a remarkable number of over 25 items -including two submarines and several torpedo boats, scarce incoming mail and one rare registered item-, additional ship mail with Spanish items, one Italian and few scarce British examples, International Brigade usages from foreign and local volunteers with a...
Turkey, mainly Duloz issue on eight covers, all with Nakri certificates, of which four state non-genuine usages from Bulgaria, one with stamps of Autonomous Western Thrace on non travelled envelope, the other three include stampless official cover from Samsun to the mInistry of Helath in COnstantinople, two items with Duloz values from Scutari, Albania, the other from Constantinople to Filibe in Bulgaria; viewing required.
Worldwide remainder of a substantial consignment in albums filling three large cartons, the best of which would appear to be a big bulging binder filled with Vario pages with a decent collection of Japan including Parks and other souvenir sheets with #306a, as well as China including mint PRC, Iceland, Greenland, worldwide souvenir sheets, etc., then a Great Britain collection in a Scott album, a U.S. collection in a Poole album, six or seven various worldwide albums which are filled to varying degrees and many stockbooks crammed with stamps; there could be anything in this lot so take a good...
Worldwide remainder of an old estate, a very mixed lot of both United States and foreign, with worldwide collections, stockbooks crammed with mostly used stamps, mostly U.S. covers, but perhaps the key value of this lot will be found in a plastic tub filled with stock cards in envelopes crammed with mint and used stamps, many face down with the Scott number in pencil on reverse so very difficult to evaluate quickly, also quantities of U.S. postage, miscellaneous mint foreign, an approval book with good mint 19th century U.S., but in mixed quality, and only the good lord knows what else; a real...
Worldwide assembly of stamps, used and unused including Mexico with an array of cancellation usages on "Hidalgo" issues, German States with some valuable values but in mixed condition, Italian States with few scattered better examples, and modern souvenir sheets; fine, viewing essential.
Worldwide assembly of mint souvenir sheets, eight examples including Germany 1930 "Iposta", Japan 1935 Mount Fuji #222a, Russia 1937 Five-Engined Transport, other items from Germany and Belgium; a very fine group..
"2,500 Years of the Buddhist Era" three frame exhibition collection, ten asian countries issued stamps to mark the 2,500the anniversary of the Buddhist era (ca. 1956), the exhibit shows associated material and explains the symbolism of the stamps, it includes mint stamps, first day covers, imperforates, deluxe souvenir sheets, booklets and souvenir folders and artist's proofs, with strength in Cambodia and Laos; intact and ready to be shown.
Thematic Gandhi stamps and memorabilia collection contained in a carton, India with India 1948 memorial issue featuring "Ghandi Memorial Stamps" folders of which two containing the full set or the thre three lower denominations cancelled of the day of issue, FDC's in this issue or commercial mail, postal stationery including illustrated and specimen examples, 1964 Kasturba Gandhi issue in Indian Posts and Telegraphs booklets, three albums dedicated to worldwide stamps and postal history featuring Gandhi including U.S. 1961 FDC with original signature of Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister of India...
Worldwide avid collector's lifetime accumulation of covers about half of which are United States and the rest foreign, including Asia with China and Japan, British, Europe and Latin America, housed in page protectors or stock pages in nine large binders in no apparent order, includes all manner of things such as stampless, classics, advertising, censored, commercial covers, commemorative and event, air mail and first flight including Zeppelin, mint and used postal stationery, first day covers, registered and other special service, etc., condition is "as it comes" but is decent overall, come te...
Worldwide postal history selection of 20 items, including Germany with very rare usage of Bavaria 1911 10pf used in the Mariana Islands with "Saipan/Marianen" c.d.s. during the German dominion, 1887 cover from Germany to Brazil sent back to Germany with rare Brazilian instructional label "Parti/Mudou-se", three Zeppelin covers, two 1932 Lithuania airmail covers with triangular frankings, G.B. with QV 1d stationery envelope with double impression of the embossing unused, two items with "Naufragia" marking of the ship wreck occurred in Egypt in 1918, 1911 Swiss postal stationery uprated with Dav...
Worldwide postal history lot comprising 75 items, including two examples of Guadalajara locals, additional Mexico with officials and "Gobierno Constitucionalista" overprints, Wurttemberg and Germany with official franked correspondence, Third Reich commemorative cancellations, Netherlands with 1930's complete sets, cwnsorship, etc; fine-very fine.
Worldwide airmail postal history group of 25 covers, comprising the 1929-41 period, including transatlantic catapult mail, British Commonwealth with mainly first flights in Canada, Zeppelin examples, other origins being U.S., Macau, Hawaii, Siam, etc; fine-very fine.
#52, 1866, 10p Black on vermilion glazed paper, block of four, bright rich color and neat impression, touched at top, ample margins in other respects, each stamp cancelled by pen cross at top, “e” & “n” at base, some creasing as usual in other multiples, not visible on front and not detracting; the largest recorded multiple of this value, of great significance as it represents the highest denomination in the classic Colombian period;
#59S, 1912 500R Red and green on green, overprinted "SPECIMEN", wonderfully fresh and well centered, vivid rich colors, o.g., l.h., very fine; signed Dr. Luigi and Maurizio Raybaudi and accompanied by their 1980 certificate (Scott $1,400.00; S.G. #63s; £1,400).
#10, 13, 15, 1874 "Contrasello" 1r Red, 1879 1c Green and two 5c Blue, used on January 4, 1881 envelope to Paris, tied by blue target cross types with "Correos de San Salvador" c.d.s. at left, showing "Pasó el Correo" straight line and French entry on front, Panama transit on reverse;
#151a, 1964 6d Blue and black, error of vignette "H.M.S. Glasgow" in place of "H.M.S. Kent", a wonderfully fresh and choice mint example of this extremely rare and popular Queen Elizabeth period error, well centered, o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine; according to the note in the Stanley Gibbons catalog, "it is believed that No. 216a came from a sheet which was first printed with the centre of the 2½d. and then accidentally included among the supply of the 6d. value and thus received the wrong frame. About 25 examples of the "Glasgow" error have been recorded (Scott $32,500.00; S.G. #2...
S.G. #SB3a, 1940 3/- Black on pale greenish buff booklet, containing eight ½d, eight 1d and twelve 2d stamps, plus four advertising pages, staples rusted and panes with some gum toning, otherwise fine and rare (S.G. £1,200).
#1, 1849 10c Bister on yellowish, particularly fresh mint single, four ample to mostly large margins, rich color and crisp impression on bright paper, full clean original gum, small h.r., very fine; 2004 Sismondo certificate (Scott $1,500.00; Spink Maury #1a; €2,300).
#1, 9, 10c Bister, and 1fr Carmine, two examples, all featuring good margins except for one 1fr adhesive which is slightly touched in upper left corner, all tied by "grille sans fin" roller cancels on December 15, 1862 cover to Valparaiso, Chile, paying the single rate to the South American Pacific Coast with involvement of English carriage, showing Paris c.d.s. on dispatch and London transit alongside, some slight faults to cover as a result of the fragile paper, not detracting; a rare first-issue cover addressed to an infrequent transatlantic destination; 2008 Behr certificate (Spink Maury €...
#2, 1849 15c Green on greenish, an attractive unused example of this rare stamp, featuring large even margins all around, bright and fresh, with rich color on crisp clean paper, extremely fine; signed Calves and accompanied by 1978 Behr certificate (Scott $10,500.00; Spink Maury #2a; €14,500).
#4a, 1850 25c Blue on bluish, unused (privately gummed), huge margins to well clear at right, fresh color on clean paper, very fine; 2004 Sismondo certificate (Scott $2,050.00; Spink Maury #8b; €3,300).
#4b, 1849 20c Dark blue on yellowish, choice unused example of this unissued value, with uniformly large margins all around, rich color on fresh clean paper, extremely fine; this stamp was printed but not yet gummed when a rate change to 25c made it unnecessary; 1971 Behr certificate (Scott $2,500.00; Spink Maury #8; €4,000).
#6, 1849 25c Light blue, fresh unused single, ample to large margins all around, strong color on crisp clean paper, very fine; signed Behr and Calves and accompanied by 1975 Behr certificate (Scott $2,750.00; Spink Maury 4a; €4,300).
#7 var. 40c Deep orange, with dark brownish gum, four uniformly large margins, deep luxuriant color, large part o.g., extremely fine; signed Calves and accompanied by 1984 Behr and PF certificates (Scott $2,150.00; Spink Maury #5c; €6,100).
#9d, 1862 1Fr. Pale lake, re-issue, handsome bottom sheet-margin single, with mostly large margins on the other three sides, fresh color and paper, original gum, h.r., extremely fine; 2004 Sismondo certificate (Scott $600.00; Spink Maury #6g; €900).
#21, 1853 Lake on yellowish, ample to large margins all around, fresh color, o.g., heavy h.r., otherwise very fine; signed Brun and Roumet and accompanied by 1971 Behr certificate (Scott $7,450.00; Spink Maury #18; €12,000).
#28, 1862 80c Rose on pinkish, nicely centered, o.g. which is somewhat disturbed from hinge removal (certificate states "small part of original gum and some gum added'), very fine; 2004 Sismondo certificate (Scott $1,100.00; Spink Maury 24; €1,650).
#30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 1863-70 2c Red brown, 4c Gray, 20c Blue, 30c Brown and 80c Carmine, choice examples with o.g., of remarkable freshness, the 4c with sheet margin and signed Calces, the 20c with Brun signature and the 30c signed by Miro, a very fine and desirable group (Scott $1,870.00; Spink Maury #26I, 27II, 29II, 30, 32, €3,010).
#37c, 1869 5Fr. Bluish grey on lavender, an exceedingly rare post office fresh mint example, nicely centered, strong color and clear impression, pristine original gum, never hinged, there are a couple extraneous ink spots on the gummed side that are under the gum, completely natural and do not show through, very fine and choice, truly n.h. examples of this scarce high value are very few and far between; two 1972 Behr certificates neither noting the natural ink spots (Scott $6,000.00 for hinged; Spink Maury 33a; €8,000 for hinged).
#42a, 1871 10c Bister on yellowish, Ty. B, a premium quality mint single, large to very large even margins all around, vivid rich color on fresh paper, pristine o.g., never hinged, an extremely fine gem; 1970 Behr certificate (Scott $825.00 for hinged; Spink Maury #43 II; €1,250 for hinged).
#46, 1870 30c Brown on yellowish, pos. 6 in the intermediary transfer group of fifteen, large margins all around, sumptuously rich color on fresh paper, o.g., h.r., extremely fine; 2004 Sismondo certificate (Scott $325.00; Spink Maury #47; €480).
#47, 1870 40c Orange on yellowish, pos. 4 in the intermediary transfer group of fifteen, select mint example, with oversized equal margins all around, bright color on fresh paper, full clean o.g., lightly hinged, an extremely fine gem; 2004 Sismondo certificate (Scott $425.00; Spink Maury #48; €600).
#47b, 1870 40c Red orange on yellowish, pos. 1 in the transfer group of fifteen, uncommonly large margins all around, luxuriant deep color, o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine and choice; signed Sismondo and accompanied by his 2004 certificate (Scott $625.00; Spink Maury #48j; €950).
#57b, 1870 20c Dull blue on bluish, tete-beche, vertical pair, fresh color, nicely centered, o.g., h.r. reinforcement between the stamps, spot of foreign matter adheres to gum in the top right corner, very fine; 1983 Von Der Weid certificate (Scott $3,750.00; Spink Maury #T37b; €5,500).
#72, 1876 25c Ultramarine on bluish, fresh mint example of this elusive value, bright color, o.g., relatively lightly hinged, short perf. at upper right, otherwise very fine and scarce; signed Bloch and "AD" (Diena) and accompanied by 1972 PF certificate;
#87, 1880 1c Black on prussian blue, Ty. II, an affordable sound unused example of this rare and frequently misidentified stamp, fresh color on deeply blued paper, fine; signed Brun, Calves and Diena and accompanied by 1984 Behr certificate (Scott $4,250.00; Spink Maury #84; €7,000).
#197, 1923 1Fr Claret and olive green, Bordeaux Congress ovpt. handsome and choice top right corner sheet-margin mint block of four, beautifully centered, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine (Scott $3,300.00; Spink Maury #182; €6,000).
#226, 1925 Philatelic Exhibition souvenir sheet a pristine mint example of this difficult souvenir sheet, o.g. without the usual thumb nail creases or other myriad flaws, never hinged, extremely fine and very choice (Scott $3,750.00; Spink Maury #BF1; €4,900).
#243a, 1927 90c American Legionnaires. value omitted, nicely centered and fresh, o.g., slight h.r., very fine; scarcer than its catalog value would indicate; signed Brun and accompanied by 2004 PF certificate (Scott $2,000.00; Spink Maury #244f; €2,650).
#244a, 1927 1.50Fr. American Legionnaires, value omitted, o.g., lightly hinged, small horizontal crease at right, otherwise very fine and scarce; 2004 PF certificate (Scott $1,450.00; Spink Maury #245; €1,900).
#254, 1933 20Fr Red brown die II, perf. 11, excellent centering and post office fresh, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine; signed Calves and accompanied by his 2006 certificate (Scott $1,650.00; Spink Maury #262A; €2,450).
#C3, 1928 10Fr on 90c "Ile de France" air post, an exceptionally fresh mint single, nicely centered for this, o.g., never hinged, fine; signed Brun, Buhler, Calves, Docquet and another and accompanied by 1991 Ceres and 1992 Calves certificates (Scott $3,500.00; Spink Maury #3; €4,300).
#C3, 1928 10Fr. on 90c "Ile de France" airpost, particularly well centered for this difficult issue, o.g., choice very fine; signed Thiaude and another and accompanied by 1976 PF certificate (Scott $2,400.00; Spink Maury #3; €3,000).
#C5a, 1930 1.50Fr Deep carmine air post, perforated initials "E.I.P.A. 30.", post office fresh, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine and quite scarce; 2004 PF certificate (Scott $3,600.00; Spink Maury #5A; €5,500).
#C5a, 1930 1.50Fr Deep carmine air post, perforated initials "E.I.P.A. 30.", left sheet-margin horizontal pair, the right stamp without perforated initials, fresh and intact, o.g., n.h., the right stamp with a diagonal crease at top right, otherwise extremely fine; 2004 PF certificate (Scott $5,500.00; Spink Maury #5Aa; €7,000).
#C6b var., 1931 1.50Fr. Dark blue air post, perforated initials "E.I.P.A. 30" inverted, right sheet-margin single with the perfin repeated in the selvage, o.g., l.h., extremely fine; signed Brun and accompanied by 2004 PF certificate; unlisted in both Scott and Spink Maury.
1846 folded letter from London to Santiago, Cuba, dated March 16, carried at 2s rate with "Paid/L.S." Maltese-cross datestamp, charged with "2" reales on receipt, backstamped on arrival, some usual toning nor detracting, a scarce destination.
#6, 1848 10d Red brown embossed, an attractive unused example of this difficult issue, with four mostly large margins to well clear at top, rich color on fresh white paper, embossing flattened and slight soiling which is barely visible, otherwise very fine; 1989 Brandon certificate (Scott $11,500.00; S.G. #57; £11,500).
Crimean War, two covers from September 1855 and February 1856 sent from the front to Fortwilliam and Dublin, both franked by 1854-55 1d strip of three, cancelled on arrival by numeral cancellation, bearing "Post Office/British Army" blue double-arc datestamp, some imperfections which are usually found in this mail, still though fine.
#64, 1874 1s Green, pl. 10, two marginal examples used on 1874, December 6 folded letter carried by the “Nile” to Caracas, Venezuela, paying the double rate, each tied by “498” barred ovals with corresponding red Manchester c.d.s. at left, very fine and scarce.
S.G. Spec. #J128t, 1882 £5 Orange, with "SPECIMEN" Ty. 11 overprint, excellent centering, full fresh o.g., diagonal gum crease and small spot of soiling below the "P" of the overprint, otherwise very fine (S.G. from £4,500).
#93, 1882 £5 Bright orange on white paper, a gorgeous mint example of this iconic high value, possessing a marvelous overall freshness seldom found on this, with vivid rich color and a detailed impression on bright white paper, full clean original gum which has only been very lightly hinged, very fine and choice; 1990 BPA certificate (S.G. #137; £14,500).
#93, 1882 £5 Bright orange on white paper, a gorgeous used example of this scarce and popular stamp, being completely free of the myriad flaws that plague so many, rich luxuriant color on bright white paper, well centered and possessing a central full "Halifax/Jy 29, 99" c.d.s., extremely fine and choice (Scott $5,000.00; S.G. #137, £4,750).
#103, 1884 4d Green, tied by “Watford/849” duplex to 1884, November 15 envelope to Trinidad, paying the single rate, wrinkle in upper right corner of little significance for this rare usage to the West Indies.
#110, 1884 £1 Brown violet, watermarked three crowns, rich unblemished color, well centered, used with "Burlington House B.O./No 12, 90" c.d.s. and boxed "C.H.B/G.P.O" handstamp, very fine (Scott $3,000.00; S.G. #185; £2,800).
#173a, 174b, 175c, 1915 2/6 Light brown, 5/- Carmine and 10/- Deep blue, De La Rue printing, each selected for choice centering and freshness, all with full perforations, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine (Scott $3,960.00; S.G. #406, 409, 411; £4,725).
#176, 1913 £1 Green, Waterlow printing, select mint example, wonderfully fresh, vivid rich color, full and even perforations, unblemished o.g., never hinged., very fine (Scott $4,900.00; S.G. #403; £4,800).
#176, 1913 £1 Green, Waterlow printing, choice mint example, beautifully centered, deep luxuriant color, full and even perforations all around, o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine (Scott $3,250.00; S.G. #403; £3,500).
#176, 1913 £1 Green, Waterlow printing, deep rich color and very fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, mild vertical bend at left and a couple slightly shorter perfs., otherwise very fine (Scott $3,250.00; S.G. #403; £3,500).
#176, 1913 £1 Green, Waterlow printing, o.g., l.h., recently damaged in handling resulting in a crease ending in a 1cm tear at top and a tiny tear at bottom, very fine appearance (Scott $3,250.00; S.G. #403; £3,500).
#176a, 1913 £1 Dull blue green, Waterlow printing, used, incredibly well centered amid large equal margins, full and even perforations all around, fresh and extremely fine (Scott $1,800.00; S.G. #404; £1,600).
#209, 1929 £1 P.U.C., nicely centered top left corner sheet-margin single, tied to local registered cover by well struck "Air Post Exhibition/London/8 May 34" winged postmark, registry etiquette, datestamp repeated on reverse, very fine and eye-catching.
#O1, 1840 1d Black, "V.R." Official, a highly select and wonderfully fresh mint example of this sought-after rarity, possessing numerous desirable physical characteristics which are lacking on most copies, including a marvelous overall freshness which belies its age, four ample to large margins, strong unblemished color and a crisp impression on bright paper, while its reverse reveals full clean original gum with only a small light h.r., very fine; a stamp that will please even the most condition conscious collector; signed and accompanied by 1987 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott $35,000.00; S.G....
#O18, 1901 1/- Carmine rose and green, overprinted "I.R./OFFICIAL", strong fresh colors, used with Manchester oval registry postmark, very fine and scarce; signed Kohler, Pfenninger and Richter (Scott $1,900.00; S.G. #O19; £1,800).
S.G. #L237, 1877 £5 Orange Telegraph stamp, select used example of this scarce stamp, rich color on crisp white paper, well centered, cancelled by three strikes of "Lothbury.B.07/E.C./Au 8, 81" c.d.s. and short orange crayon strokes, very fine (S.G. £2,700).
#123, 1896 Olympic Games 40L violet, three blocks of ten, o.g., n.h., two of which come from one of the corners of the sheet, one pane with few perforations separated as usually found, a very fine and rare trio.
1854, "Paid at Jacmel" and "Yndias" handstamps, March 11 folded cover from Jacmel to Santiago de Cuba, directly consigned to the British P.O. with very fine "Paid/At/Jacmel” crowned circle in red, backstamped with corresponding double-arc datestamp, rated in manuscript with one shilling maritime fee to St. Thomas (datestamp on reverse), transit markings of Havana on front including “3” reales due and “Yndias” straight line (P.E. 15), both in blue, and Santiago arrival c.d.s. on back; a unique usage of this crowned circle in conjunction with this Spanish postmark; in addition, the “Yndias” hand...
#35Ae, 1879 "3/CENTS" surcharge on 16c Yellow on yellow card with black printing, unused, bright and fresh, stamp with natural s.e. at left, very fine (Scott $525.00; S.G. P1 var.; £350+, Gibbons does not distinguish the two different card colors).
#35Bh, 1879 "5/CENTS" surcharge on 18c Lilac on blue card with black printing, unused, card with small scuffs on the back in the bottom corners, otherwise very fine (Scott $525.00; S.G. #P2 var.; £375+, this being the scarcer of the two card colors).
#35C, 1879 "THREE" and "5/CENTS" surcharges on 18c Lilac on white card with blue printing and "Via Brindisi & London" directive crossed out in ms., pristine card with sharp corners, extremely fine and rare provisional; 1966 BPA certificate (Scott $8,500.00; S.G. #P3; £9,000).
Yang #P7 var., 1881 "ONE/CENT" Surcharge on 3c Brown, double surcharge, fresh unused example showing both surcharges bold, extremely fine; the only recorded example and a great rarity of Hong Kong postal stationery; signed Holcombe and accompanied by his 1994 certificate (Yang unlisted).
#59, 1892 $10.00 Gray green, an attractive mint example of this rare high value postal fiscal, well centered, remarkably fresh, with rich unblemished colors, full clean original gum, two small h.r.'s, very fine and choice; clearly one of the nicest examples available; 2000 BPA certificate (Scott $11,500.00; S.G. #F6; £12,000).
#66d, 1891 2c Rose with "1841/Hong Kong/JUBILEE/1891" overprint, tall narrow "K" in "Kong", pos. R. 1/3, used with sock-on-the-nose "Hong Kong/Ja 22, 91" first day of issue postmark, very fine (Scott $450.00; S.G. #51d; £475).
#86-108, 1904-1911 1c-$10.00 King Edward VII, watermarked multiple Crown and "CA" cplt., o.g., h.r. or l.h., $2.00 Black & carmine without gum, fine-very fine set (Scott $4,397.00; S.G. #77-90, 91-99; £3,900).
S.G. #110b, 1912 1c Brown, crown broken at right, watermarked multiple crown and "CA" the center stamp in a bottom left corner interpane margin mint block of nine, the center stamp the error, o.g., n.h., three normal stamps crease, the variety very fine (S.G. £250 for hinged).
S.G. #133c, 1935 3c Silver Jubilee, lightning conductor, top right corner sheet-margin block of four with control #13161, the bottom left stamp the variety, o.g., n.h., extremely fine (S.G. £375 for hinged).
S.G. #134a, 1935 5c Silver Jubilee, extra flagstaff, the top left stamp in a bottom left corner sheet-margin mint block of four, o.g., h.r. in the selvage only, the stamps all n.h., extremely fine (S.G. £325 for hinged).
#154-66A, 1938-52 1c to $10.00 George VI cplt., pristine mint set, o.g., $5.00 Lilac & red with slight gum toning as usual, the others all with white gum and never hinged, fresh and very fine (Scott $1,200.00; S.G. 140-62; £1,100).
#163B, 164A, 165A, 166A, 1946 $1.00 Deep orange and green, $2.00 Violet & red, $5.00 Green & violet and $10.00 Violet and ultramarine, tied along with eleven other values and 5c Centenary by "Registered/G.P.O. Hong Kong/8 Ap, 46" first day of issue datestamps to registered cover, very fine and rare (S.G. #156, 158, 160, 162).
#11, 1871-72 15k Brown, used on bilingual telegram cover front, sent as registered letter from the nearest telegraph station at Brassó to the village of Bácsfalu, tied on dispatch by c.d.s., showing telegraphic oval handstamp at top right, a very rare usage, being even scarcer on bilingual envelope, very desirable and fine;
#203, 1948 Gandhi ½a, on mouning cover illustrating Gandhi with two bullet wounds marked, headed ' "Lying-in-State" of Mahatma Gandhi', tied by Saharanpuh c.d.s. on the first day of issue, August 15, very fine.
#203-205, 1948 Gandhi 1½a to 12a, the three Anna values in the set of four, applied on mourning FDC showing Gandhi's pre-printed signature at left, with August 15 Bombay pictorial cancellations very fine.
#203-206, 1948 Gandhi 1½a to 10r set of four, tied by August 15 Bombay pictorial cancellations on corresponding mourning FDC showing Gandhi's pre-printed signature at left and sent to England, with registration label on reverse, very fine and scarce.
1925 Anglo-India Air Survey cover from Calcutta to Karachi, with corresponding pink label and signature of the engineer A.B. Elliot on front, franked by two 3p values, with corresponding triangular violet cachet of the flight on reverse, 68 covers flown, very fine.
1927 Stack and Leets flight from Karachi to Lahore, three covers with different frankings tied by the special cachet, with February 14 Karachi c.d.s. alongside, and special Lahore c.d.s. on reverse, two including the Karachi arrival c.d.s. after the return flight, on February 19 and 20, fine.
1928 R.A.F. Calcutta-Akyab-Rangoon first flight cover, franked by two ½a, tied by "Park Street/3 Feb 28/Calcutta" c.d.s.'s, bearing red and green on yellow label of the flight, with Akyab transit c.d.s.'s on back, 244 items carried according to Müller, Cooper registers 92 items, very fine.
#36-38, 1922 2/6 to 10/- Seahorses, Thom printing cplt., 2/6 a bottom left corner sheet-margin single, the 5/- and 10/- with sheet-margins at right, choice centering and full perforations, o.g., 2/6 n.h., the others l.h., extremely fine set (Scott $2,500.00; S.G. #44-46; £1,400+).
#77a-79a, 1927 2/6-10/- Seahorses, "1922" wide and narrow from the composite setting, a select matched set of mint left sheet-margin se-tenant horizontal pairs, well centered, pristine original gum, never hinged, very fine and choice (Scott $5,875.00; S.G. #83a-85a; £1,950 for hinged).
Hibernian #D314a, 2007 55c Butterwort self-adhesive booklet pane stamp, imperforate, horizontal pair on original backing paper of the booklet cover, showing the barest trace of the serrated knife which does not break the surface of the paper so renders them imperforate, the right stamp slightly buckled, probably from jamming in the perforation machine, which is what caused the error, otherwise very fine and the only recorded example; also includes an imperforate single used with partial Dublin c.d.s. and a 2004 48c Primrose & 48c Daisy se-tenant horizontal pair from the 2007 reprint without th...
S.G. #SB1a, 1931 2/-Black on red booklet, cover Ty. B2,Q Edition no. 18-39 containing six ½d, six 2d and nine 1d stamps in pane of six and pane of three with labels, exceptionally fresh, very fine and rare (S.G. £4,750).
#CO2, 1934 "Servizio di Stato" 10L Blue, Roma-Mogadishu Flight, air post official value used on registered airmail cover from Rome addressed to the Governor of the Italian Somalia in Mogadishu, tied by crowned "Roma/9.11.34/Posta Aerea Speciale" datestamp, alongside showing "Roma/Real Casa" c.d.s., oval marking of the Colonial Ministry, red "Volo Postale/Roma Mogadiscio/Al Servizio di S. M. il Re" cachet and crowned "Mogadiscio/Posta Aerea Speciale" arrival datestamp, repeated on reverse, very fine and exceedingly rare; 2007 Colla, 2007 Caffaz, 2003 Raybaudi and 1989 Enzo Diena certificates (S...
#41Fs, 1922 £100 Black and red, overprinted "SPECIMEN," well centered, rich colors, traces of gum, small thinned spot and small stained spot at upper right, extremely fine appearance (Scott $4,000.00; S.G. #105s; £4,250).
#698-706, 1934 National University, 5c to 10P cplt., the 10c, the key value, being very well centered, o.g. except for the 50c which does not possess gum, the insignificant 10c denomination with tiny thin (cat. $17.00), otherwise a very fine and rare set (Scott $3,430.00).
#7, 1857 6½d Scarlet vermilion, handsome mint example of this scarce and difficult value, ample to mostly large margins all around, rich color and detailed impression on fresh paper, part o.g., very fine; 2018 PSE certificate (VF 80) (Unitrade C$12,000.00).
Unitrade #BK1, 1926 40c Unexploded booklet, black on pink cover with Ayre & Sons advertisement on front and back containing panes of eight 1c (131a) and two panes of eight 2c (132a), remarkably fresh, very fine and rare. Cat Value $3500
Unitrade #BK3 var., 1932 40c Unexploded booklet, containing four 1c Black perf. 13½ (184a), twelve 2c (186b) and four 3c (187b), very fine; the 1c perf. 13½ pane is unlisted in a booklet. Cat Value $900
#86a, 1963 5/- Dark carmine rose and black, value omitted, pos. 7 in the sheet, top sheet-margin mint example of this rare error, o.g., very lightly hinged, very fine; only a single sheet of 60 was discovered;1993 D. Crocker certificate (Scott $2,750.00 for n.h.; S.G. #86a; £3,000 for n.h.)
1852 Spain to Nova Scotia, folded letter carried out of the mails to London, where it entered the mails with red "Paid/LS/20FE20/1852" handstamp to New York, where it was handled by forwarding agents "Carey & Co" with their handstamp on reverse (Rowe rarity 3), arrived in Nova Scotia with oval Halifax and red Arichal backstamps, very fine.
Unitrade #8P/13TCix, 1860-63 1c-12½c Plate proofs and trial color plate proofs on India, an eye-catching lot 24 different blocks of four without "Specimen" overprints comprised of #8P, 8TCv, 8TCx, 8TCxi, 9P, 9TC, 9TCi, 10P, 10TCi, 10TCvii, 11P, 11Pi, 11TC, 11TCvii, 12P, 12TCi, 12TCviii, 12TCx, 12TCxi, 12TCxii, 12TCxiii, 13P, 13TC and 13TCix, all fresh and bright with generally large margins, 10TCvii with right pair damaged, otherwise a very fine and handsome group;
Colombia #17, 1861 20c Red, position 46, an impressive example from the bottom left corner of the sheet, just clipped at top, with large part of sheet margins on two sides, wide at right, precise impression, tied to piece by red oval “Colon”, tiny tear at top of no importance for this spectacular showpiece; the third issue of Colombia is exceedingly scarce used in Panama; 2009 Bortfeldt certificate;
#J6, 1960 6d on 7½d Blue Postage Due surcharge in red with value and "Postage" obliterated, bottom sheet-margin mint single, without the gum toning that plagues most, o.g., n.h., fine (Scott $1,100.00; S.G. #D1; £850).
#13, 1862-63 1p Brown, particularly intense shade, ample to huge margins showing tiny portion of neighboring stamp at right, tied by Lima c.d.s. to March 26, 1864 folded letter to Cochabamba, Bolivia, endorsed "Via Tacna" and "P. Vapor", carried overland from Tacna to destination, with indistinct strike of c.d.s. on reverse, probably applied on receipt; a superb stamp, being rare on cover, and further enhanced by the external destination.
#18a, 1866-67 20c Brown, diagonal half used on envelope from Callao to Brunoy, France, paying the domestic postage, tied by blue cork cancel with blue c.d.s.'s of Callao at right, alongside with "T/1-70" debit handstamp for 30 grams, Panama three-line handstamp in transit and "23" decimes due marking on delivery, with London transit and arrival on reverse, envelope roughly opened at top; the bisection of this stamp was only accepted for few months (Scott $675.00).
S.G. #SB1, 1940 4/8d Black on deep green booklet, containing ½d, 1d, 1½d, 2d, 3d, 6d, 1/- and 2/6d stamps, handmade with ordinary kitchen wax paper (first sheet missing) and 17mm staple, stamps all fresh and untoned, very fine and rare (S.G. £3,250).
#74, 1901 £5 Dark blue, choice mint example of this scarce high value, very well centered and uncommonly fresh, vivid rich color, full clean o.g., very fine; 1967 RPS certificate (Scott $3,750.00; S.G. #92; £3,250).
#75, 1901 £10 Blue lilac, select mint example of this sought-after high value, nicely centered, strong fresh color, clean original gum, light h.r., very fine; 1991 BPA certificate (Scott $3,750.00; S.G. #93; £3,500).
#100B, 1909 £5 Deep blue on bluish, attractive appearing mint example of this rare stamp, well centered, original gum, light h.r., light vertical crease, very fine appearance (Scott $9,000.00; S.G. #113e; £9,000).
1767-68 two folded letters from Riga (Latvia) to Pernau, both exhibiting fine strikes of the first postmark introduced in this locality, the framed "Riga" (Dobin 0.01, rarity 8), one with red wax seal and signed by Mikulski, an interesting duo of early usages.
,1773, Nov. 30, folded cover from Albo, Finland, to Pernau, Estonia,with very fine "St. Petersbovrg" straight-line (Dobin 0.01b, rarity 8) applied in transit, manuscript rate "12" & "27" on reverse, a scarce and fine usage, signed Mikulski.
1780 double rate cover from St. Petersburg to Reval, dated February 29, denoting the double weight at loweer left, with very fine strike of "St. Petersbovrg." straight-line handstamp (Dobin 0.01g, rarity 7).
1783-1800 three folded letters from Riga (Latvia) addressed to Copenhagen (Denmark), Gendt (Netherlands) and Reval, showing three different postmarks featuring two stright-line handstamps including one of the large types, and the framed one with laurel (Dobin 0.03g, 0.04, 0.05a, each rarity 6), a fine trio including mail to feorign destinations.
1787, August, folded letter from Moscow to Grenoble, France, showing "Moscow" straight-line at base (Dobin 0.03b, rarity 7), with "Maseyk" transit at the Dutch border, manuscript rates on reverse including the Moscow-Memel route fees and 44 kopecks for the Prussian charges between Memel and Wesel, Dutch charge "4" stuyvers and French "31" sous on front, very fine and scarce.
1792 Official folded cover from Tula to Chernigov (Ukraine), very unusually exhibiting three strikes of the same postmark "Tul a" in Cyllic (Dobin 0.05, rarity 8), date pencilled on reverse, fine and rare.
1797, two envelopes from Minsk to Neswizh and Kielce, Poland, both with wax seal on reverse, and showing unframed "Minsk" handstamp in Cyrillic (Dobin 0.01, rarity 8), of which one struck in albino, fine-very fine.
1799 money letter from Riga (Latvia) to Pernau, dated February 17, with manuscript endorsement "105 Rubles B.N." (Banco Notes) at lower left on front, accompanied by the signature of the postmaster Von Schultz, couple of faults to envelope at top; money letters, originating from the 18th century in Russia, are very scarce.
1800ca. official cover from Lipetsk to Tambov, showing on reverse Cyrillic "Lipetsk" straight line, with rate notation and red wax seal alongside "Kolomna" straight line in Cyrillic (Dobin 0.01, rarity 6), scarce.
1800ca. official cover from Kozlov to Tambov, struck on reverse with fine "Kazov" straight line in Cyrillic (Dobin 0.01, rarity 8), dated in pencil in 1798, with red wax seal on back, scarce; signed Mikulski.
#1, 1857 10k Brown and blue, a handsome and choice unused (no gum) example of this rare and sought-after stamp, featuring large to very large margins all around, vivid rich colors and sharp detailed impression on fresh paper, there are traces of gum which may or may not be original, extremely fine; a stamp that remains on most collectors want list; signed Richter and accompanied by 1985 RPS, 1991 Rossica and 2016 Sismondo certificates (Scott $21,000.00).
Michel 79CxI, 1918 5r Blue, green and pale blue, perf. 12½, type I, two envelopes, one from Okna to Berlin (Brender archive) franked on reverse strip of four, pair and three singles (vertical crease very slightly affecting two adhesives), the other from Odessa to Philadelphia bearing five examples on back, undelivered and returned to sender with the application of corresponding New York P.O. instructional label on front, rare franking with this scarce perforation.
#1-20, 1948 1c-$5.00 George VI cplt., matched set of bottom right corner sheet-margin mint blocks of four with control numbers, post office fresh, o.g., n.h., very fine (Scott $891.80+; S.G. #1-15; £720+).
#1-7, 1907 ½d to 1/- War canoe cplt., tied by six strikes of "Tul-agi/British Solomon IDs/Au 25, 1908" datestamps to registered cover to Paris, registry etiquette, Sydney transit and Paris arrival backstamps, very fine; philatelic but a rare full set cover.
#206C, 1942 10c Bister and magenta, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, pos. 11, bright and fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and scarce, only 154 stamps were overprinted; signed Calves and Roumet and accompanied by 2004 Roumet certificate (Maury #243; €2,150).
#206D, 1942 30c Red brown and blue, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, pos. 11, excellent centering, o.g., lightly hinged, single nibbed perf. at bottom, otherwise fresh and extremely fine; only 276 stamps were overprinted; signed Roumet and accompanied by his 2004 certificate (Maury #244; €2,150).
#208A, 1942 5c Violet and dark brown, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L. overprint, pos. 14, fresh and well centered, o.g., very lightly hinged, choice very fine; only 306 stamps were overprinted; signed Bloch and Fatoullah (Maury #242; €1,400).
#216, 1942 5Fr. Brown red and dark brown, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L" overprint, pos. 8, post office fresh and well centered, o.g., never hinged, very fine; only 483 were overprinted; signed Roumet (Maury #252; €750).
#218A, 1942 1.50Fr. Deep blue and blue, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, choice mint example, post office fresh and beautifully centered, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine; only 516 stamps were overprinted; signed Bileski (Maury #297; €1,100).
#222, 1942 2c Dark blue green, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, pos. 11, o.g., lightly hinged, small spot on gum, otherwise very fine; only 289 stamps were overprinted; signed Bileski, Bloch and Roumet (Maury #254; €725).
#233, 1942 55c Prussian blue, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, pos. 2, a choice mint example of this rare and sought-after value, well centered, o.g., never hinged, but for a tiny gum disturbance spot which is not noted on the certificate, which states "gomme intacte" (n.h.), very fine; a mere 45 stamps were overprinted, some of which were used, signed Roumet and accompanied by his 2004 certificate (Maury #265; €17,000).
#222, 1942 60c Violet, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, fresh and well centered, o.g, never hinged, trivial tiny gum inclusion, very fine; only 235 stamps were overprinted; signed Bloch, Fatoullah and another (Maury #266; €1,300).
#247, 1942 3Fr Gray brown, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, pos. 13, spectacular mint single of the rarest of the black "France Libre" overprints, possessing outstanding centering, wonderfully fresh with rich gray brown color, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine; the issuance number on this value is far less than any other value with a mere 27 stamps overprinted, of which only eighteen mint copies have been recorded, with only eight examples being never hinged; a major rarity of not only St. Pierre and Miquelon but of all the French area and especially so in in this highly select never h...
#248A, 1942 20Fr Slate green, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, pos. 11, attractively centered, o.g., very fine and scarce; only 179 stamps were overprinted; signed Koslow, Roumet and others (Maury #281; €1,600).
#280-99, 1942 10c-20Fr. Christmas Day plebiscite overprints in black cplt., fresh mint set, o.g., never hinged, generally very fine; each signed Rendon and the key 1.75Fr. value additionally signed Roumet.
#J42, 1942 25c Red violet and black postage due, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, choice centering and post office fresh, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine; only 735 stamps were overprinted; signed Calves (Maury #52; €700).
#J43, 1942 250c Red violet and black postage due, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, pos. 7, excellent centering, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; only 789 stamps were overprinted; signed Roumet and another (Maury #53; €550).
#Q5, 1942 20c Bister brown and violet brown parcel post, with "France Libre/F.N.F.L." overprint, fresh and well centered, o.g., never hinged, tiny spot in the top margin, otherwise very fine; only 240 stamps were overprinted (Maury #5; €1,850).
S.G. #249b, 1922 $5.00 Green and red on blue-green, oval last "O" in "BORNEO", pos. R. 1/3 of typeset block of 12, tied along with nine other values of the set by "Singapore/13 Ap, 1922" datestamps to cover pencil addressed locally, merchant's return address at top, cover with light horizontal pocket fold well away from stamps, fresh and very fine; likely the only on cover example;1988 APS certificate (S.G. prices the mint variety for £800 but does not price used examples of this variety).
French P.O. at Montevideo, three 1867-72 covers carried at single rate up to 7.5 grams, the earliest, addressed to Bordeaux and placed on board the "Carmel", bearing 1862 80c, the other two, addressed to Spain, were carried by the "Amazone" and "Sindh" and franked by 1863-70 80c (one defective), all tied by anchor lozenge with “Montévidéo” consular datestamp alongside, the items carried to Spain being charged on delivery with 1 peseta marking, a fine trio; 2009 Hernández Rocha certificate for the latest cover.
#11X4, 5c Black on gray lilac, Type III, pos. 5, a collectable used example of this Postmasters' Provisional rarity, large margins at top and right, clear to cutting at bottom and left, strong color on clean fresh paper, two light horizontal ms. stroke cancels, mild crease, very good appearance.
#1b, 5c Orange brown, a particularly choice used example, featuring four oversized equal margins, good unmistakable color on fresh paper that still retains much of its original bluing, neat blue integral rate c.d.s., an extremely fine gem with few peers; 2018 PSE certificate (XF-Sup 95, one of only ten to achieve this lofty grade with none higher; SMQ $3,400.00). Cat Value $875
#8A, 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa, large margins to barely touching, tied by neat strike of "New-York/Jun 15/1ct" integral rate datestamp to 1852 locally addressed note, fresh and very fine; 2010 PF certificate. Cat Value $875
#9, 1c Blue, Ty. IV, choice horizontal strip of three, pos. 87-89L1L, with four mostly large margins, tied by bluish green Virginia town cancel to cover to Spout Spring, Va., extremely fine; 2011 PF certificate.
#11, 3c Dull red, tied by "New-York/May 2, 1857" datestamp to buff cover with large blue Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance company illustrated advertisement to St. Anthony Falls, Minn., very fine and attractive.
#12, 5c Red brown, large to huge margins all around, including showing a bit of the adjacent stamp at top, vivid rich color on fresh white paper, light waffle grid cancel, choice very fine; 2018 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00). Cat Value $675
#13, 10c Green, Ty. I, used, huge margins to barely touching at base, including a portion of the adjacent stamp at left, light grid cancel, light horizontal crease at top, fine appearance; 2018 PSE certificate. Cat Value $800
#15, 10c Green, Ty. III, large margins to just touching at lower left, tied by "Washington City, D.C./Oct 6, 1856" to cover to Mexico, oval "Veracruz/19 Octbre, 1853" entry datestamp and "3" due handstamp, cover with short sealed opening tear at top, very fine.
#16, 10c Green, Ty. IV, pos. 86L1, outer line recut at top, ample to large margins all around, red town cancel, tiny corner crease at top right and pressed-out vertical crease, very fine appearance; 2018 PSE certificate. Cat Value $1785
#21, 1c Blue, Ty. III, showing large breaks at both top and bottom, nicely centered for this, light town cancel, short perf. at left and a small repair at the bottom left, very fine appearance; 2018 PSE certificate. Cat Value $1600