Sale Number: 632
Sale Date: Saturday, April 14, 1984
1984 Rarities of the World

General Foreign
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
535 og AUSTRALIA, 1913, 2 Deep Rose & Black (15). Hinge remnant, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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4,500 3,250
536 og -----, 1934, 2 Dull Rose & Black (129). Barest trace of hinging, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,250 1,600
537 c BARBADOS, 1852, (2p) Grayish Slate, Vertical Half Used as 1p (3b). Huge Right Sheet Margin, tied by "1" Grid on 1854 Folded Letter to New York, Red "Paid At Barbados" Crown Circle, Black "New York Ship 7", Kingston Jamaica & St. Thomas Back stamps, Very Fine, Very Rare. Included with this Cover are 12 other Covers from the same Correspondence, featuring such Scarce Items as Three No.2 Covers to U.S. each with Red Crown Circle; "Steam ship 10" & Red Crown Circle; Four Stampless Letters From Peru, Choice Lot (Image Magnifier)

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8,500 7,500
538   1851, 3p Red (1). Vertical Strip of Four, Large to Huge Margins, Target cancels, small internal tear in top pair, otherwise Extremely Fine, Rare Multiple (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 625
539 c 1851, 3p Red (1). Huge Margins including Bottom Sheet Margin, Bold Blue Target cancel, matching "Colborne U.C. No 2 1852" pmk., on Blue Folded Cover, stamp lifted and reaffixed with hinge, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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625 800
540   1851, 6p Grayish Purple (2). Large to Huge Margins, light Blue Cancel, Extremely Fine, signed Bloch, with Friedl Certificate

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800 1,250
541 og 1855, 10p Blue (7). Large Margins, Wonderful Rich Color, faint crease at bottom barely into design, otherwise Extremely Fine, Magnificent Appearance, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 1,750
542 c 1855, 10p Blue (7). Margins Virtually All Around, Mostly Large, tied by Target & Red Paid on 1857 Folded Cover Forwarded Within England, additional postage paid by G.B. 1p Red, Fine & Scarce (Image Magnifier)

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850 1,600
543 c 1855, 10p Blue, Thick Paper (7a). Margins Virtually All Around, Mostly Large, tied by Target, Montreal pmk. on Dec. 1858 Folded Letter to Scotland, Red "Paid Liverpool Br. Pkt.", Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 1,000
544 og 1857, 71/2p Green (9). Large to Huge Margins, Fresh, Rich Color, Large Part o.g., Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 3,250
545 c 1857, 71/2p Green (9). Ample to Huge Margins, tied by Numeral Target, "Quebec L.C. Aug 1 1857" pmk. on Neat Cover to England, Red Two Line "By Canadian Packet" on side flap, Very Fine, Choice Imperf. Pence Issue Cover (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 3,000
546   1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10). Large to Huge Margins, Neat Bluish Black Target cancel, Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 2,000
547   1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10). Ample to Huge Margins, Grid cancel, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,450
548 c 1859, 6p Brown Violet (13). Tied by Numeral Target, Montreal pmk. on Fresh Cover to Vt., minor cover tear, Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 2,600
549 c 1859, 10c Black Brown (16). Rich Color, tied by Target, Montreal pmk. on Neat Cover to Mass., Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,800 1,350
550 og 1903, 2c Carmine Imperforate, Uncut Tete Beche Booklet Pane of Twelve (90b variety). Fresh, without gum (as issued), Very Fine, Only five Tete Beche panes known to exist (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-10,000 9,500
551 ogbl 1928-29, 10c-$1.00 Pictorials, Imperforate Horizontally (155a-159a). Top Imprint & Plate No. Blocks of Six, Mint, Never Hinged, $1.00 couple tiny gum disturbance spots, one 50c natural inclusion, some separations, Very Fine, Cataloged as Three Sets of Pairs (Image Magnifier)

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17,475 7,500
552 og 1949, 50c Logging, "O.H.M.S." Official (O9). Complete Mint Never Hinged Sheet of 50, crease affects three (one trivially), otherwise Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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16,250 5,000
553 c CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1861, 4p Blue, "Wood Block" (9). Large Margins to just touched, tied by Large Diamond Grid, Red Oval "Anysna Ap 12 186(?)" pmk. on Folded Cover to "Hope Town", trivial corner tear, Fine & Choice, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 4,000
554 c CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1908, 21/2p on 4p Brown & Blue (20). Tied by "George Town Grand Cayman Fe 12 08" First Day pmk. on Registered Cover to England, additionally franked with Block of 1/2p Green (8) & Single 1p Carmine Rose (9) pmkd. two days earlier, ms. docketing at left "just + surcharged 21/2p on 4 Feb 12" (probably written by the postmistress), additional "Constable 6/FN/1", probably refers to the total value of 21/2p surcharged stamps (480), Very Fine, A Great Rarity & Possibly Unique as a First Day Cover (historical information accompanies) (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-10,000 4,750
555 og -----, 1917, 11/2p on 21/2p Ultramarine (MR3). Hinge remnants, Fresh, Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,750 650
556 og CEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum on Bluish (2). Affixed Between 1p Blue (3) and 2p Deep Green (4a) tied by Red pmk. & Grids on Small Remarkably Fresh Sept. 1858 Cover to England, Rimless "Colombo Steamer Letter" backstamp, A Very Fine and Choice Classic Cover, ex-Admiral Harris (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 2,300
557 ogbl -----, 1857, 1p Blue (3). Bottom Left Sheet Corner Margin Block of Twelve (two rejoined blocks of six), Fresh, o.g., Fine-Very Fine, A Showpiece (Image Magnifier)

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3,300 4,250
558 c DENMARK, 1851, 2rs Blue (1). Three Huge Margins, Large at Top, tied by "I" in target (Stamp inverted) on 1855 folded cover. Blue "F: 1 2/2 55P:" Fod Post Marking, Blue boxed Co. handstamp, Extremely Fine, Rare (Photo) E.XV (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 1,600
559 c DOMINICA, 1877, 1p Violet, Vertical Half Used as V2p (5a). Used with Normal 1p and 1sh Deep Lilac Rose (9) tied by "AO7" Grids and Red "Dominica Paid" on 1878 Cover to France, Red London & Calais transits, Fine and Rare Cover, Only Two Known (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 2,700
560 c EGYPT, "Care of/Mr. Waghorn/Suez". Bold Oval on Oct. 17 1838 Folded Cover From Calcutta, India to Boston, Mass., Carried Westward to Alexandria (Dec. 7), then to Malta Where the letter was slit & fumigated as indicated by "Purfie Lazaret Malte", backstamped London Dec. 27 & carried by British Ship to America, Red "New York Ship Feb. 10", almost Four Months in Transit & Bears 11 Different Markings, Extremely Fine & Very Rare Usage to America (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 2,500
561 c GERMANY, Berlin, 1948, 2pf-5m Black Overprints (9N1-9N20). Complete Set tied on two Registered Covers by "Luftbriiche Berlin" Oct. 1948 pmks., Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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2,432 950
562 og -----, 1944, Ultramarine, "Inselpost" Overprint, Perforated (Michel 8A). Mint never hinged, Extremely Fine, with Friedl Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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14,000 2,000
563 ogbl -----, 1944, Ultramarine, "Inselpost" Overprint, Perforated (Michel 8A). Block, Mint never hinged, folded lightly along horizontal row of perfs., Extremely Fine, Probably Unique as a Block, with Friedl Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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14,000 8,000
564 og 1840, 1p Black (1). Ample to Large Margins, Part o.g., Very Fine, with B.P.A. Certificate

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2,500 1,050
565 og 1847, 1sh Green (5). Margins All Around, Fresh, Full o.g., Very Fine, Exceptional, signed Diena, with Diena Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 1,850
566 og 1855, 2p Blue on Bluish (15). Remarkably Fresh, Full o.g., bit off center as usual, Fine for this Rare Stamp, signed Diena, with Diena Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,550
567 og 1840, 1p Black, "VR" Official (O1). Ample to Large Margins, o.g., Very Fine, Very Rare, signed Diena, with Buhler & Diena Certificates (Image Magnifier)

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11,000 4,750
568 ogbl ISRAEL, 1948, 250m-1000m First Coins (7-9). Mint Never Hinged Blocks of Ten, 500m and 1000m Horizontal (500m with Plate Number) and 250m Vertical, one 1000m small thin spot, single 250m few nibbed perforations and fingerprint trace on gum, one 500m light crease, otherwise Very Fine Set, Rare and Handsome (Image Magnifier)

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6,900 2,600
569 og -----, 1948, 3m-65m New Year (10-14). Complete Mint Never Hinged Sheets of 300, including Sixty Sets of Tab Singles and All Tete Beche and Gutter Strips and Plate Numbers, folded along few rows of perforations, 10 each 3m, 20m, 65m creased (including two tabs each), 5m five tabs creased, few minor separations, Fine-Very Fine Set, One of the Major Israel Rarities

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E. 10,000-20,000 10,000
570 og LIECHTENSTEIN, 1934, 5fr Vaduz Souvenir Sheet (115). Mint, Never Hinged, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,150
571 og MALTA, 1919, 10sh Black (65). Fresh, small guarantee handstamp on back, Very Fine

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8,000 2,900
572   MAURITIUS, 1848, 2p Blue on Bluish Gray, Early Impression (6). Large to Huge Margins, Lovely Color, Neat Large Grid cancel, Extremely Fine & Rare, with Royal Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 2,700
573 ogbl MEXICO, 1934, 20c-20p University (C54-C61). Blocks, Two or Three Stamps Each Mint Never Hinged, two 2p few creased perforation tips, one 1p small gum adherence, otherwise Fine-Very Fine Set, Extremely Rare (Image Magnifier)

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10,634 4,500
574   NEWFOUNDLAND, 1857, 1sh Scarlet Vermilion (9). Margins All Around, Deep Rich Color, light cancel, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 1,550
575 c -----, 1927, 60c "De Pinedo" (C4). Beautifully Centered, tied by "St. Johns, N'fld. May 20, 1927" pmk. on De Pinedo Flight Cover to Rome, appropriate backstamps, Very Fine, Signed Bloch, with Friedl Certificate, An Exceptional Example of This Great Air Post Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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15,000 6,250
576 og -----, 1930, 50c "Columbia" (C5). Fresh, Very Fine, Handsome Example of This Rare Stamp, Signed Kessler, Bloch, with Friedl Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 4,750
577 og NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, 10sh on 5p Lilac & Blue (33). Gibbons No. 41, Fresh, Part o.g., left perfs. barely touch, A. Very Nice Example of this Very Rare Stamp, Signed W.H.C. (Colson), with B.P.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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16,500 6,500
578 ogbl NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 3p Blue (2). Block of Nine, Huge Sheet Margin at Right, Large Margins to trifle in other sides, Fresh, Virtually Full o.g., Two Mint, suggestion of a tiny thin speck in one stamp, Fine-Very Fine, Magnificent Classic Multiple (Image Magnifier)

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4,050 2,700
579 ogbl RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17). Mint never hinged Block, one with slight gum bend, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 3,500
580 ogbl SPAIN, 1950, 50c-25c Franco Visit (B137, B138, CB18). Mint Never Hinged Blocks of Nine, Fine-Very Fine Set (Image Magnifier)

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8,370 2,200
581 og TWO SICILIES, 1859, 1g Rust Brown (11). Ample to Large Margins including Bit of Adjacent Stamp at Left, trivial margin nick at bottom clear of design, Fine, Rare, with A. Diena Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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10,000 1,000
582 c -----, 1859, 1g-5g "Bomba Heads" (12a, 13, 14a). Sassone Nos. 4e (II Plate), 6e (First Printing-Naples Paper), 9 (I Plate), Ample to Large Margins, tied by ornate "frame" cancels, "Modica" in oval, on remarkably fresh 1859 Folded Corner from Modica to Naples, "Palermo 21 MAG 59 Arrivo" receiving pmk., Very Fine, An Exceptionally Rare & Handsome Three Color Franking Cover, Signed A. Diena, Raybandi & Fiecchi, with Fiecchi Certificate, Sassone L It 2,530,000 not including the premium for the three color franking (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,000
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