Sale Number: 767
Sale Date:
1995 Rarities of the World

General Foreign
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
435 c Cape Verde Islands, 1715. Folded letter datelined "On Board att Sea Near Brava One off ye Cape de Verde Islands March 9th 1715/16", addressed to John Brown in Liverpool, ms. "10" deleted and re-rated "1N1", straightline "CORK" handstamp applied on arrival, content mentions "I send this pr. Alex Gradwell who is bound to Cork"; Brava One is one of the small Leeward Islands in the group of Cape Verde, this is an extremely early ship letter emanating from this location, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 2,700
436 c Lixouria, Ionian Islands, 1713. A duplicate folded letter originally datelined "Lixoa. 23 June 1713" with secondary dateline "[?] 5th July 1713" and writer's note "Above is coppy of what write you by last Packett", addressed to John Brown in Liverpool, ms. "4" rate, brownish-black "AV/4" London Bishop's mark on back, with bill of exchange enclosed, writer adds post-script "This I intend by a shipp for Londn to excuse [???]aigne postage", Very Fine, scarce early merchant's ship letter (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 0
437 c Kingston, Jamaica, 1713. Folded letter datelined "Jamaica Kingston August ist 1713" and addressed to John Brown in Liverpool, endorsed "p Capt. Lovel via London QDC", ms. "4" rate crossed out and re-rated "Inall 8", brownish-black "3/OC" London Bishop's mark handstamp on back, dampness erosion along folds but otherwise Fine, early private ship letter from Jamaica (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 0
438 c Bonavista, Newfoundland, 1709. Folded letter datelined "Bonavista in Newfoundland 7ber 12, 1709" (September 12) and addressed to John Brown in Liverpool, endorsed "Via London" with their "DE/27" Bishop's mark on back, ms. "7" crossed out and re-rated "Inall 1N6", interesting content regarding travels, merchant business and mention of French taking St. Johns and demolishing their fort, slightly worn and soiled, still intact and Fine, desriable and early transatlantic letter from Newfoundland (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,700
439 c St. Johns, Newfoundland, 1709. Folded letter datelined "St. Johns 7bre 25, 1709" (September 25) and addressed to John Brown in Liverpool, ms. "3" crossed out and re-rated "5", backstamped with the scarce Bristol "NO/23" Bishop's mark, merchant content regarding a cargo of fish from Newfoundland bound for Gibraltar, Very Fine, early ship letter from Newfoundland and unusual Bristol arrival marking (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 2,300
440 c Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1711. Folded letter datelined "Yarmouth 7br 28th 1711" (September 28) and addressed to Thomas Edgar in Liverpool, ms. "4" crossed out and re-rated "Inall 8", brownish-black "OC/1" London Bishop's mark on back, letter notes "I forgot in my last to charge three pounds pd for the Negros accomodation...", faint waterstaining, otherwise Very Fine, desirable early transatlantic ship letter from Nova Scotia (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 0
441 c Arctic Voyage, 1716. Three folded letters to John Brown in Liverpool: two datelined "On board the John & James at the Isle of May" (Firth of Forth, Scotland), the first on January 17, 1716, the second on January 28, with detailed accounting to the owners of the John & James for supplies and expenses for a voyage into the Arctic, north of Hammerfest, Norway; the third datelined from Deal on April 18, 1716; the first letter mentions "designs to go to the North Cape, if the Swedish King will let me..."; various ms. rating and Bishop's marks, minor dampness erosion, still a Fine and very early Arctic-related correspondence (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,000
442 og AUSTRALIA, 1902, 10sh Emerald, Postage Due (J21, SG D43). Left sheet margin, full original gum (slightly brownish as usual), Very Fine, SG 2,000 (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 1,050
443 og AUSTRALIA, 1902, 20s Emerald, Postage Due (J22, SG D44). Bottom sheet margin, full original gum (slightly brownish as usual), Very Fine and scarce, 3,750 (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 1,900
444 og BAHAMAS, 1919, 1p War Charity, Double Overprint (B2a, SG 101a). Lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, scarce variety, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 1,300 (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 1,000
445 og BAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Double Overprint (E1a, SG S1a). Fresh, small h.r., Very Fine, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 800 (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 525
446 og BAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Inverted Overprint (E1b, SG S1c). Very lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 1,200 (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 900
447 c BRUNEI, 1895, 1c-10c Lithograph (SG 1-10). Tied by "Brunei 22 Jul 1896" cds on registered cover with Labuan postage and appropriate registry markings for transit to London, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 0
448 og CAMEROUN, 1915, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, Double Overprint (64b, SG 12b). Lightly hinged, fresh and Extremely Fine, only one sheet of 20 issued with double overprint, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 4,000 (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 0
449 c CANADA, 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid (2, SG 2). Full to large margins, tied by target on fresh cover to Petite nation, Ottawa, clear "St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Sp. 20, 1854" rimless ds, black Montreal and red Petite Nation backstamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1957 Royal certificate (Image Magnifier)

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450 og CANADA, 1868, 1c Deep Orange (23a, SG 56). Original gum, exceptionally fresh and rich color, Very Fine, with 1994 Greene certificate, SG 650 (Image Magnifier)

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450 0
450A   CANADA, 1876, 15c Gray, Script Watermark, Perf 11-1/2 x 12 (30d). Grid cancels, well-centered, single nibbed perf at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, rare (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 0
450B c CANADA, 1860, 10c Dark Brown, Nesbitt Entire (U2). Used with 1859 10c Red Lilac (17) tied by target cancel, "Chippawa U.C. Dec. 25 66" cds, addressed to Saratoga N.Y with bold red "CANADA/PAID 20 Cts" two-line handstamp, short sealed opening tear at top center, otherwise Very Fine, the only recorded 10c plus 10c Nesbitt combination according to Firby study, ex Kanee, DeVolpi (Image Magnifier)

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451 c CHINA, "WESTERN LINE BOAT". Three straightlines in oval handstamp boldly struck on flap of folded cover to Canton, docketing indicates Hong Knog, Sep. 1845 origin, Very Fine and scarce (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 850
452 c CHINA, "U.S. Postal Agency * Tientsin * 30 Mar. 89". Purple double oval ds ties U.S. 5c Gray Brown (205) on fresh cover to Rutland Vt., from the Aiken correspondence, red San Francisco transit and Rutland receiving ds on back, mended nick at top edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare U.S. Postal Agency marking, only two or three known, ex Knapp (Image Magnifier)

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E. 7,500-10,000 7,500
453 nh CHINA, 1912, $2.00, $5.00 Nanking Overprint (144, 145). Mint, each with bottom sheet margin, fresh and Very Fine, choice examples of these very rare Provisional Neutrality overprints, with 1994 Holcombe certificates (Image Magnifier)

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6,250 7,500
454 ogbl CHINA, Port Arthur and Dairen, 1946-1949 Issues (2L20/2L50). Specialized collection of 25 pieces, from a holding originally acquired by a collector directly from the post offices there, in the late 1940s. Includes 2L20-21 blocks of four; 2L23 pair; 2L24 block of eight; 2L25 pair, two blocks of four & block of eight; 2L26 two singles, pair, block of four & eight; 2L27 four blocks of 4 and block of eight; 2L29 & 2L31 each two blocks of four; 2L36 block of four; 2L48 single; 2L50 used single; are are Mint (some with dried o.g.), 17 of the blocks are position pieces including corner margin blocks, some overprint shifts, lettering errors, etc., the used single has a small sealed tear but otherwise the group is fresh, Fine-Very Fine, a rare opportunity (cat value is for singles only - the used single is unpriced) (Image Magnifier)

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7,780 3,250
455 c COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Compania Colombiana de Navegacion Aerea (C10). Large margins, used with 3c regular postage, both stamps well-tied by purple company oval handstamp and Correo Aerea cds, Barranquilla Feb. 23, 1920 receiving backstamp, vertical fold clear of stamps, Very Fine and rare, Scott Retail $2,100.00 off cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 2,500
456 c COOK ISLANDS, 1901, 1p Brown, Crown Overprint (26, SG 22). Two strips of three and two singles, tied by Raratonga Jun. 3, 1902 double-circle ds on registered cover to Wells Fargo & Co. Money Order Dept. in San Francisco, purple Raratonga registry hs, Auckland and S.F. backstamps, minor gum soaks in perfs, otherwise Very Fine, an outstanding franking with this scarce stamp, Scott Retail $1,000.00 off cover, SG 1,120 off cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 2,000
457 og DENMARK, 1851, 2rs Blue (1, Facit 1II). Thiele second printing, large part original gum, large even margins, fine impression and rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1994 Deb certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 0
458 c DENMARK, 1851, 2rs Blue (1). Four even margins, tied by concentric rings cancel "1" and greenish blue Fodpost handstamp (Facit Ty. VI) on immaculate Copenhagen folded notice dated 1853, Extremely Fine, with 1972 Gronlund certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 1,800
459 c DENMARK, 1854, 2s Blue, 4s Brown, 8s Green, 16s Gray Lilac (3, 5, 6, 7). The complete issue, all with four margins, tied together by concentric rings cancel "184" and "SJ.JB.P.SP.B. 2 Tog 24 7" cds on 1862 folded letter to Amsterdam, Hamburg oval and boxed "FRANCO" hs, Extremely Fine, colorful and very scarce franking (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 4,250
460 c FINLAND, 1856, 5k Blue (3). Full to huge margins, ms. "X" and tied by bold 1859 "Helsingfors" cds on folded cover, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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461 c FINLAND, 1856, 10k Rose (2). Four margins, canceled by boxed "Wiborg" 1859 ds on folded cover to Helsinki, repeated at far right, stamp effectively "tied" by light embossing from datestamp visible inside the lettersheet, Very Fine and choice, scarce without pen marking (Image Magnifier)

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462 c FINLAND, 1866-67, 8p Black on Green, 40p Rose, Roulette III (7, two; 10). Each with full teeth except right 8p with one at bottom right just slightly nibbed, tied by Helsinki datestamps on 1868 folded cover to Prague, red transit cds, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 0
463 c FRANCE, 1849, 1fr Dark Carmine, 25c Blue, Ceres (9, 6 pair). Full to large margins except 25c pair just touched at one point, tied by "2738" in dotted diamond cancels on 1852 folded letter to Helsinki, Finland, Rouen datestamp, backstamps incl. "BERLIN" straightline, Very Fine and rare destination, choice 1fr Ceres usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 2,500
464 c FRANCE, 1870, 1c Bronze Green, 4c Gray, 20c Blue (29, 40, 57). Well-centered horizontal pairs, 4c two singles, each four margins, tied by "5051" in dotted diamonds, on 1872 folded cover from Oran Algeria, to Mulhouse, France, Very Fine, beautiful and very scarce three-color "mixed issue" franking with the 4c Bordeaux (Image Magnifier)

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465 og FRANCE, 1859, 40c Ultramarine, Postage Due (J8a). Part original gum, large margins, fresh, Extremely Fine, very rare, signed Calves (Image Magnifier)

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4,250 0
466 og GAMBIA, 1906, 1p on 3sh Edw. VII, Double Surcharge (66a, SG 70a). tered, small h.r., fresh and Extremely Fine, only one sheet of 60 issued with double overprint, most of which are very close impressions, this is an unusually clear example, ex Col. Green, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 1,800 (Image Magnifier)

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1,900 1,350
467 c GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1, SG 1). Two horizontal pairs, LH-LI, LF-LG, each with four margins, slightly overlapping and arranged as a block, tied by multiple strikes of vivid red Maltese Cross cancel on 1840 folded letter with matching "Hull My. 15, 1840" rimless datestamp, Extremely Fine first month usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 3,000
468 ogbl GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2, SG 5). Block of four, full to large margins all around, beautiful deep shade and fine impression, large part of original gum, faint pressed horizontal crease in bottom pair, still Very Fine and a rare block of Great Britain's first issue, SG 20,000 as four unused singles, Scott Retail as singles (Image Magnifier)

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20,000 0
469 og GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 10sh Ultramarine, I.R. Official (O9, SG O10). Original gum, small h.r., accompanying Holcombe certificate mentions soiling at top, Very Fine, scarce, SG 2,250 (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 1,000
470 c IONIAN ISLANDS, 1859, (1p) Blue (2). Large margins except touched at bottom left, tied by ms. cancel and blue Zakynthos cds on inter-island 1859 folded letter to Corfu, partial arrival cds on face, Very Fine, very rare usage, with 1986 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-2,500 1,800
471 c NATAL, 1857, 6p Green Embossed (2, SG 5). Clear embossing and good even margins, tied by "POST OFFICE P.M.BURG" Pietermaritzburg oval hs on cover to London, ms. "6" due, "Cape-Packet-Devonport Fe6 1858" and red London backstamps, most of backflap missing, soiled and slightly creased, all of which could be improved with simple restoration, essentially a Very Fine example of this rare usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 0
472   NEW BRITAIN, 1914, 1sh on 1m G.R.I. Surcharge, No Period After "I" (39c, SG 59a). Well-centered, fresh, tied by purple "Rabaul, NEw Britain, Jan. 15, 1915" double-line oval ds on piece (corner clipped at bottom left), Extremely Fine and choice, rare in used condition, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, unpriced used in Scott (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,700
473 c NEWFOUNDLAND, 1860, 3p Green (11A). Full to large margins, tied by neat oval grid on small mourning cover to New Perlican, clear "St. Johns-Newfoundland-Paid- Ja. 9, 1864" rimless ds, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1962 Friedl certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 2,100
474 c NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, 3c Red Brown, Hawker Air Post (C1, SG 142). Perfectly centered, tied by St. John's Apr. 12, 1919 wavy line machine cancel on flown cover with address to England, neatly typed in red and violet, G.P.O. London official seal affixed and postmarked on back, Very Fine and choice example of the pioneer air post rarity, only 95 used on mail that survived the ill-fated transatlantic flight of Lieut. H. Hawker, SG 8,000 off cover, Scott Retail for used stamp (Image Magnifier)

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8,000 9,000
475A og NEW ZEALAND, 1855, 1sh Yellow Green on Blued Paper (3, SG 3). Unused, ample to large margins, beautiful color and impression, tiny tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, one of the great rarities of the Chalon Head issues, SG 25,000 (Image Magnifier)

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15,000 0
475   NEWFOUNDLAND, 1927, 60c De Pinedo, Air Post (C4, SG 163). Well-centered, tied by St. Johns May 20, 1927 wavy line machine cancel on small piece, Very Fine, a major air post rarity, with 1971 P.F. certificate, SG 5,000 (Image Magnifier)

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6,250 5,250
476 og NORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue (1). Unused, large even margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with white crackly gum intact but no longer considered original according to 1994 Moldenhauer certificate, Scott Catalogue notes "Only a few genuine unused copies of No. 1 exist" (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 2,800
477   NORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue "Double Foot" (1a). Large to huge margins including right sheet margin, "Egersund 11 3 1856" cds, Extremely Fine, a showpiece example of this variety, with 1992 Moldenhauer certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 2,500
478   NORWAY, 1891, 10 Carmine, Imperforate (40c). Horizontal pair, large margins, tied by Larvik Dec. 12, 1891 cds on large part of cover, creases in piece but pair is Very Fine, rare in used condition, with 1994 Moldenhauer certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 1,700
479 c NOVA SCOTIA, 1853, 1p Red Brown on Bluish (1). Horizontal strip of three, large to huge margins, tied by multiple strikes of oval grid on 1854 folded cover to Lunenburg, appropriate backstamps, Extremely Fine Gem strip and cover, as choice as exists (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,500-3,500 5,000
480 og RUSSIA, 1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1). Large even margins, rich colors, with gum that cannot be certified as original, Extremely Fine, signed Calves, Scott Retail for unused stamp without gum (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 7,000
481 c RUSSIA, 1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1). Four full margins, tied by straightline "SOLIGALITCH" straightline datestamp on immaculate 1858 folded letter to Helsingfors, Extremely Fine, ex Baughman, signed Bloch (Image Magnifier)

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482 c RUSSIA, 1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1). Full to large margins, tied by "239" in square of dots on 1858 folded letter to Riga, Libau postmark in three straightlines, Extremely Fine Gem (Image Magnifier)

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483 c RUSSIA, 1863, St. Petersburg, 5k Black & Blue (11). Tied by red St. Petersburg May 14, 1864 datestamp on blue folded cover, blue merchant's oval at left, Extremely Fine and rare (Michel DM 10,000) (Image Magnifier)

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484   SAMOA, 1914, 5sh on 3m G.R.I. Surcharge (112, SG 113). Tied by Apia Sep. 12, 1914 cds on small piece, Very Fine, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 1,200 (Image Magnifier)

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750 800
485   SAMOA, 1914, 5sh on 5m G.R.I. Surcharge (113, SG 114). Tied by Apia Sep. 20, 1914 cds on piece, Very Fine, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 950 (Image Magnifier)

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800 800
486 c SICILY, 1859, 1g Grayish Olive Green, 2g Blue, 5g Deep Rose (12a, 13, 14). Sassone Nos. 4e (II Plate), 6e (First Printing - Naples Paper), 9 (i Plate), each tied by frame cancels and "Modica" in oval, on fresh folded cover in pale green to Naples, bold Palermo arrival mark, Extremely Fine, handsome three-color franking, with 1976 Fiecchi certificate (Image Magnifier)

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487 og SOLOMON ISLANDS, 1907, 6p Chocolate, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (6a, SG 6a). Very lightly hinged, fresh and as Fine as this great rarity exists, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 3,250 (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 2,800
488 c SPAIN, 1851, 6c Black, 12c Lilac (6, 7). Each with four margins, tied by red "A. 6 1R" hs on Apr. 4, 1851 part-printed lettersheet to Madrid, handstamp repeated at left, matching Malaga datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Gibson (Image Magnifier)

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489 c SPAIN, 1852, 6c Carmine Rose (19). Four margins, tied by oval grid on folded cover with red Aguilas townmark dated January 1, 1853, First Day of Issue,, blue merchant's oval at right, Very Fine, very attractive and scarce, with 1986 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-600 1,250
490 og SWEDEN, 1855, 3s Blue Green (1, Facit 1c). Unused, bright and fresh, corner perf very slightly shortened, still Very Fine, a choice unused example of Sweden's first stamp, ex Lagerloef, with 1994 Obermuller certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 0
491   SWEDEN, 1855, 3s Blue Green (1, Facit 1b). Rich color, neat Stockholm cds, Very Fine, sound used examples of this Sweden first issue are rare, with 1994 Obermuller certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,500
492   SWEDEN, 1855, 8s Orange (1, Facit 4a). Unused, perfectly centered, vibrant color, couple tiny perf flaws, still Extremely Fine and very scarce unused, with 1994 Obermuller certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 0
493 c SWEDEN, 1855, 24s Dull Red (5, Facit 5a). Excellent color and perfs, centered slightly to top, tied by "NYKOPIONG/4/12/1857" framed datestamp, second strike at right on small folded cover to Germany, Helsingor and German transits, framed "Aus Schweden" and "Franco" handstamps, Hamburg transit backstamps, Very Fine, the appropriate 24-skilling franking for rate to Germany, ex Knapp, Facit 85,000 Skr ($11,500) (Image Magnifier)

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E. 6,000-8,000 4,750
494 c SWEDEN, 1858, 5 Green, 24 Orange, 50 Rose (6,10,12). Paying 79 rate via Prussia, tied by Stockholm cds, red London Paid ds on May 1865 blue folded letter to London, Berlin transit on back, 5 small stain, otherwise Very Fine and rare cover, only three other covers with the 79 rate known (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 3,000
495 c SWEDEN, 1858, 30 Brown, 50 Rose (11,12). Vertical pair of 50, paying 130 double rate via North Germany, tied by Goteborg cds, red London Paid ds on June 1868 folded letter to London, Hamburg transit on back, Very Fine cover of the greatest rarity, only one other cover to England with the 130 rate known (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-2,500 4,750
496 og SWEDEN, 1876, 20 Vermilion, Double Impression (23b, Facit 23c). Full original gum, h.r., fresh and Very Fine, rare with original gum, with 1994 Obermuller certificate, Facit 30,000 Skr ($4,000) (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 0
497 ogbl SWEDEN, 1877, 3-1k Numerals, Imperforate (28a-38a, Facit 28v1-38v1). Complete set of blocks of four, original gum, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, ex Lagerloef, Facit 66,000 Skr ($9,000) for pairs, Scott Retail for pairs (Image Magnifier)

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13,500 6,750
498A ogbl 1891-1904, 1-1k Oscar II, Bi-Color Numerals, Imperforate (52a-65a, Facit 52v1-64v1). Complete set of blocks of four, original gum, Very Fine set, ex Lagerloef, Facit 34,400 Skr ($4,700) for pairs, Scott Retail for pairs

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6,470 4,000
498 ogbl SWEDEN, 1885, 10 Oscar II, Imperforate (39a, Facit 39v1). Facit Types I and II in blocks of four, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Extremely Fine, Facit 28,000 Skr ($3,800) as pairs, Scott Retail for pairs (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 3,500
499 nh SWEDEN, 1918, 55, 80 Gustaf V (90, 92; Facit 92, 94). Mint, each with top sheet margin, fresh and Extremely Fine, very scarce in never hinged quality, Facit 40,000 Skr as Mint ($5,400), Scott Retail for hinged (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 2,300
500 ogbl SWEDEN, 1-1k Numeral Postage Due, Imperforate (J12/J22 var; Facit L11v1-L20v1). Complete set of blocks, 1k nicked at upper left, 24 issued without gum (this block with gum added), otherwise Extremely Fine set, ex Lagerloef, Facit 20,000 Skr as pairs ($2,700), Scott Retail for pairs (Image Magnifier)

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6,000 4,000
501 og SWEDEN, 1874, 3-1k Official, Imperforate (O1a-O11a, Facit TJ1v1-TJ10v). Complete set of vertical pairs, original gum, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and fresh set, Facit 46,000 Skr ($6,250) (Image Magnifier)

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6,950 5,500
502 c SWITZERLAND, Zurich, 1843, 6r Black (1L2). Full to large margins, tied by red rosette on undated folded letter to Zurich, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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503 c SWITZERLAND, Geneva, 1847, 5c Yellow Green (2L3). Four margins, tied by sharply defined red rosette on small 1848 folded letter with bold Geneva ds, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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504 c SWITZERLAND, 1920, 30c Air Post Overpint (C1). Tied by Basel Dec. 28, 1920 cds on 7-1/2r postal card to Germany with additional 2-1/2r franking, "Flugpost" endorsement, Very Fine, scarce, with 1994 Rellstab certificate (Image Magnifier)

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875 1,400
505 ogbl TOGO, 1914, 20pf Overprint, "TOG" for "TOGO" Variety (51a, SG H17a). The "TOG" variety in a block of six with normal, Pos. 26-28/36-38 (Pos. 39 the variety), small h.r., couple toned specks as usual, Very Fine and extremely rare, approximately 40 issued, ex Col. Green, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG 4,000 (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 0
506 c TRANSVAAL. 1874, 6p Bright Ultramarine, Rouletted (8). Wide even margins and complete roulettes, tied by "14" in concentric rings on 1875 cover to Logansport, Indiana, with Cape of Good Hope 1864 1sh Green (19) tied by "1" numeral cancel, clear "Cape Town Cape Colony Ap 29 75" cds, red pencil "4' and London transit markings, New York exchange cds on back, Very Fine, very scarce mixed franking and destination (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 2,400
507 c URUGUAY, 1856, 1r Vermilion (3). Margins to barely touching at left, uncanceled as often, on January 14, 1859 folded letter datelined Montevideo to Tacuarembo, Very Fine and a great rarity on cover, with Chiaverello certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-6,000 0
508A ogbl URUGUAY, 1858, 240c Dull Vermilion (6). Block, eight stamps surrounding blank space where the erroneous transfer of the 180c was removed, Pos. 94-96, 106, 108, 118-120, o.g., horizontal crease between second and third rows, otherwise Very Fine and spectacular rare block (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 3,250
508 c URUGUAY, 1857, 60c Blue (3B). Large margins with portions of three adjoining stamps, barely touching frameline at lower right, uncanceled, on February 1, 1859 folded letter from Montevideo to Tacuarembo, Very Fine, an important and very rare Diligencia cover, several expert signatures (Image Magnifier)

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509   URUGUAY, 1895, 25c Liberty, Center Inverted (120a). Tied with No. 112 on small piece of printed form, Very Fine and rare, illustrated in Lee, ex Col. Green (Image Magnifier)

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510 c WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1854, 1p Black, 4p Blue, 1sh Pale Brown (1, 3, 5). Small cover from Perth to Admiral Henderson, St. Heliers, Jersey (Channel Islands), sender's route instructions "Via Marseilles", 1sh large margins to slightly in, oval grid cancel, matching "Perth 12FE12 1858" framed ds, the 1p and two 4p stamps have irregular margins and were left uncancelled (tied by brownish gum toning), Backstamped Jersey Apr. 3, 1858; the rate since early 1857 was 1sh per -1/2 ounce, with the special rate via Marseilles requiring an additional 3p per -1/4 ounce - thus, this letter weighed between -1/2 and -3/4 ounce and was rated 1sh9p, a Very Fine and rare Swan cover (Image Magnifier)

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511 ogbl WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1854, 4p Blue (3). Block of four, full to large margins, fresh and bright, top right stamp with tiny wrinkles, Very Fine, scarce multiple (Image Magnifier)

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