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Foreign (non-U.S.)
Europe and Colonies
Europe (Other)
Switzerland
2015-05-19
The Richard C. Frajola Coll. of Worldwide Classic Covers 1840-60
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Sale Number 1097, Lot Number 148, Switzerland thru TrinidadBASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a), BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a)BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a). Lovely large and balanced margins all around, deep rich colors and unusually strong embossing, used on unusual and petite 1849 tissue-paper printed circular (cotton exchange) from Liverpool, carried privately out of the mails to Basel, then stamped and postmarked with light red "Basel 11 Dece 49" circular datestamp which ties Basel Dove, eminating from a famous business correspondence of Sarasin & Hensler in Basel (trading house) discovered over 100 years ago

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE COVER WITH THE FAMOUS "BASEL DOVE" SWISS CANTONAL. SELDOM ENCOUNTERED IN THIS OUTSTANDING CONDITION ON SUCH AN EYE-APPEALING ENTIRE. POSSIBLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC IMPERFORATE EVER ISSUED FROM THE INFANCY OF MULTICOLORED PRINTING.

One of the highlights of Richard Frajola's personal exhibit of classic covers of the world. With 1959 A. Diena and 2009 von der Weid certificates.

Paying Cantonal letter rate from July 1, 1845 to September 30, 1854, per -1/2 loth.

E. 15,000-20,000
22,000
Foreign (non-U.S.)
Europe and Colonies
Europe (Other)
Switzerland
2013-11-13
Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1059, Lot Number 6518, Switzerland thru VictoriaSWITZERLAND, BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a), SWITZERLAND, BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a)SWITZERLAND, BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a). Large margins to clear, rich colors and exceedingly strong embossing, tied by well-struck "Basel 11 Avril 1848" double-circle datestamp on folded letter, blue company handstamp to right of stamp, receiving backstamp, trivial cover wear

VERY FINE. A RARE COVER WITH THE FAMOUS "DOVE OF BASEL" SWISS CANTONAL. SELDOM SEEN IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION. POSSIBLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC IMPERFORATE FROM THE EARLY PERIOD OF POSTAGE STAMPS.

According to Stamps of Fame by L. N. & M. Williams, Basle was the third Cantonal to adopt the use of stamps, after Zurich and Geneva. Unlike the others only one denomination was issued. A single stamp was used for local mail, and two were used for either double-weight letters or for those addressed to the suburbs or other parts of the canton. Apparently they were not very popular with the public and so they are rare on cover.

Ex Rose. Small blue Kruschel backstamp. With 1990 Rellstab certificate (English translation accompanies).

30,000
13,000
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
Europe and Colonies
Europe (Other)
Switzerland
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 973, Lot Number 348, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Switzerland)BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a), BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a)BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8a). Large margins to clear, rich colors and exceedingly strong embossing, tied by well-struck "Basel 11 Avril 1848" double-circle datestamp on folded letter, blue company handstamp to right of stamp, receiving backstamp, trivial cover wear

VERY FINE. A RARE COVER WITH THE FAMOUS "DOVE OF BASEL" SWISS CANTONAL. SELDOM SEEN IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION. POSSIBLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC IMPERFORATE FROM THE EARLY PERIOD OF POSTAGE STAMPS.

According to Stamps of Fame by L. N. & M. Williams, Basle was the third Cantonal to adopt the use of stamps, after Zurich and Geneva. Unlike the others only one denomination was issued. A single stamp was used for local mail, and two were used for either double-weight letters or for those addressed to the suburbs or other parts of the canton. Apparently they were not very popular with the public and so they are rare on cover.

Small blue Kruschel backstamp. With 1990 Rellstab certificate (English translation accompanies).

25,000
16,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-03
The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1072, Local and Private Posts (Adams thru Berford)Allen's City Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Pink (3L1), Allen's City Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Pink (3L1)Allen's City Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Pink (3L1). Tied by purple "Allen's City Dispatch, 125 Clark Street, Dec. 21, 1882" double-line oval datestamp and Eagle fancy cancel on machine tool dealer and manufacturer's advertising cover to local street address, illustration of "seamless tube" on back, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $900.00

E. 750-1,000
700
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
Europe and Colonies
Europe (Other)
Switzerland
2004-11-09
The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 1: Foreign Countries
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2161, Stamped Mail by CountryBASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8), BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8)BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8). Position 34, ample to large margins including small part of the frame line of the adjoining stamp at right, fresh color and excellent embossing of the dove, tied by red "Basel 11 Juil 1850" double-circle datestamp on small locally-addressed folded cover

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE COVER AND SELDOM SEEN IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION. POSSIBLY THE MOST BEAUTFUL CLASSIC IMPERFORATE EVER ISSUED FROM THE INFANCY OF MULTICOLOR PRINTING.

With 1930 Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies and 1996 Zumstein certificates

20,000
16,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-06-27
U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign
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Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1565, Local Posts (Adams to Barrs)Allen's City Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Pink, Red on Yellow (3L1, 3L3), Allen's City Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Pink, Red on Yellow (3L1, 3L3)Allen's City Dispatch, Chicago Ill., (unstated value) Pink, Red on Yellow (3L1, 3L3). Each tied by company's purple oval datestamp on Dec. 1882 and Jan. 1893 corner card covers to local addresses, former stamp has a few short perfs, latter cover acidified at edges with some faults resulting, otherwise Fine

425
600
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
Europe and Colonies
Europe (Other)
Switzerland
1992-10-03
1992 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 745, Lot Number 950, General ForeignSWITZERLAND, 21/2r Basel Dove (3L1), SWITZERLAND, 21/2r Basel Dove (3L1)SWITZERLAND, 21/2r Basel Dove (3L1). Large MArgin at top, others clear to touched, in at right, tied by red Basel cds on 1849 folded letter, Fine and Pleasing Example of this Famous Cantonal, with 1967 Hunziker Certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
Europe and Colonies
Europe (Other)
Switzerland
1981-04-29
1981 Rarities of the World
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SWITZERLAND, Basel, 1845, 21/2s "Dove" (3L1). Zumstein No.8, Position 23, Margins to slightly in at right, minor wrinkling at bottom, Fresh Colors & Impression, tied by Red "Basel 7 Janv 1849" Double Circle on Fresh Locally Used Folded Letter, Very Attractive Classic Cover, with Hunziker Certificate (Scott value off-cover $8250)

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