Sale 489 — 1976 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 31 March, 1976

Category — General Foreign

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
316
og
BAHAMAS, 1966, 4p Queen Elizabeth, Decimal Currency Printing, Surcharge Omitted (234a). Vertical Strip of Ten, intended to be surcharged "5c", stated "only 10 strips known", to prove the variety it must be in strips of Seven to Ten, see footnote after Scott #244, Mint, Very Fine, Unpriced by Scott or Gibbons

E. 1,000-2,000
2,200
317
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 317, General Foreign- 1916, 5p Orange & Black, Double Overprint (E1a). Block, light gum crease on two, otherwise Very Fine, Scarce

900
625
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318
c
Sale 489, Lot 318, General ForeignBRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 1c Black on Magenta (6). Block, Tied by Bold "Demerara, Aug 7, 1855" struck four times on neat folded letter to Georgetown, with rec'g. pmk. Small margins, touching to least bit in. Extra wide margins between stamps. Faintest of filing crease in margin only. A Magnificent Cover, A Stupendous Rarity, Ex-Seybold

5,800
5,250
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319
c
Sale 489, Lot 319, General Foreign- 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14). Bright, Rich Color, Initialed "E. D. W.", Large margins, diagonal corners far from design; Vaguely tied by "Demerara, Feb. 6, 1856" on neat folded letter to London (Rec'g pmk on back) "Demerara" pmk repeated on the back, also small circle with "B. G. W. Fe. 7, 1856" Letter headed "The Caledonia, 5th Feb. 1856", indicating origin as a Ship Letter. Very Early Usage. Wonderfully Fine for this. Very Rare on cover, Royal Certificate

2,500
1,850
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320
og
Sale 489, Lot 320, General Foreign1855, 10p Blue (7). Large to Huge Margins incl. Bit of Next Stamp at Top, Marvelous Rich Color, horiz. crease at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, Rare Unused

2,500
1,600
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321
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 321, General Foreign1908, 1/2c-20c Quebec Tercentenary (96-103). Blocks, two 7c slight gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine Set

1,048
1,250
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322
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 322, General Foreign1929, 50c "Bluenose", Imperforate (158a). T. Imprint & Plate No. Block of Eight, Mint, Very Fine, Cat. $1,000.00 as pairs

E. 1,000-2,000
1,550
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323
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 323, General Foreign1951, $1.00 Fishing (302). Mint Block of 40, Very Fine

1,200
1,500
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324
ogbl
1949, $1.00 Red Violet, "0. H. M. S." Official (O10). Mint Block of 40, Very Fine

1,000
850
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325
 
Sale 489, Lot 325, General ForeignDANZIG, 1920, 60pf Magenta, Overprint (44). Neat Town pmk., Very Fine, Rare, with A. P. S. Certificate

1,500
900
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326
c
Sale 489, Lot 326, General ForeignFRANCE, 1868, 80c Napoleon (36). Tied on Balloon Post cover to Rnssia; Star of dots cancel, "Paris 13 Oct. '70" pmk. Special printed cover with "Par Ballon" & French Coat of Alms, addressed to Moscow with Moscow rec'g. pmk. Very Fine, one of the rarest Balloon covers in existence

E. 1,000-2,000
1,200
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327
og
Sale 489, Lot 327, General ForeignGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Bright Orange (93). Vertical Strip of Four with Top Right Sheet Corner Margin, Brilliant, Full o. g., some negligible gum wrinkles as would be expected, nevertheless Extremely Fine, ex-Burrus, A Magnificent Showpiece

6,400
11,000
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328
og
Sale 489, Lot 328, General Foreign1948, 250m-1000m First Coins (7-9). Mint Tab Singles, 500m tiny natural inclusion spot, Very Fine Set

4,750
4,750
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329
og
Sale 489, Lot 329, General Foreign1948, 250m-1000m First Coins (7-9). Tab Singles, Fine-Very Fine Set

4,750
3,250
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330
og
Sale 489, Lot 330, General Foreign1948, 250m-1000m, Imperf (7-9 var.). Mint Tab Singles, few negligible toning specks, otherwise Very Fine, Very Rare

E. 5,000-10,000
5,000
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331
 
Sale 489, Lot 331, General Foreign1948, 250m-1000m First Coins (7-9). Each tied on piece by 1949 Special Tel-Aviv Cancel, first two with Full Tabs, last Short Tab, Very Fine, Rare, Unpriced

E. 750-1,000
625
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332
og
Sale 489, Lot 332, General Foreign1948, 500m First Coins, Imperf. Between Stamp & Sheet Margin (8 var.). Vertical Strip of Five, without gum, Very Fine, Very Rare

E. 2,000-5,000
2,100
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333
og
Sale 489, Lot 333, General Foreign1952, 1000p Menorah, Imperforate (55). Mint Horiz. Pair, Very Fine

E. 500-750
625
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334
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 334, General Foreign1950, 250p First Air Post, Imperforate (C6 var.). Top Right Sheet Comer Block, without gum, Very Fine

E. 500-750
625
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335
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 335, General Foreign1948, 20m Ultramarine on Yellow Postage Dues, Imperforate, Without Overprint (J4 var.). Mint Tab Block, tiny oily spot in tab of one, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
625
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336
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 336, General ForeignJAMAICA, 1917, 3p Violet, Vertical Overprint (MR9b). Block, Very Fine & Scarce

440
325
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337
c
Sale 489, Lot 337, General ForeignJAPAN, 1871, 100m Blue, PI. 1, 200m Vermilion, PI. 1, (2, 3), Large margins except each barely touched one point. Beautifully tied by small native circle on choice native cover with small square chop on back. Exceptionally choice & Handsome

E. 1,000-2,000
0
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338
og
Sale 489, Lot 338, General ForeignMALAYA, Johore, 1904, $50.00 Green & Blue (74). Mint, Fine

500
300
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339
og
Sale 489, Lot 339, General Foreign- Johore, 1904, $100.00 Green & Scarlet (75). Mint, Fine

1,250
725
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340
og
Sale 489, Lot 340, General ForeignMAURITIUS, 1848, 2p Blue, "PENOE" Error, Intermediate Impression (4f). Large to Huge Margins, Beautiful Color, Fresh, o. g., Extremely Fine, A Gorgeous Rarity, with P. F. Certificate

2,650
4,750
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341
 
Sale 489, Lot 341, General Foreign- 1859, 2p Blue on Bluish (14B). Huge Margins, Fine Color & impression, Neat Target cancel, Extremely Fine, a "Gem", with Royal Certificate

475
850
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342
c
Sale 489, Lot 342, General ForeignMEXICO, Cuernavaca, 1867, (2r) Black on Pink (1). Large Margins, Beautifully tied on 1867 local folded letter, small flaws in cover hingemended. Extremely Fine, Rare (cat. $900.00 for off cover)

0
1,050
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343
og
Sale 489, Lot 343, General ForeignNEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, 3c Red Brown, "Hawker" Air Post (C1). Signed "J. A. R." (P. M. General J.A; Robinson) on back, Fresh, Very Fine, A Magnificent Copy of this Very Rare stamp

7,000
6,000
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344
og
Sale 489, Lot 344, General ForeignNORWAY, 1855; 4sk BJue (1). Brilliant & Fresh, Full, o. g., typical. slight gum crackles, Large margins, Plate Pos. B11, Extremely Fine, with P. F. Certificate

2,250
2,300
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345
c
Sale 489, Lot 345, General ForeignNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1/- Dull Violet (7). Large Margins all around, neatly tied on Registered 1860 Cover to Halifax, "Newport N. S." Backstamp, stamp has tiny corner repair, otherwise a Very Fine and Rare Cover

1,450
800
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346
og
Sale 489, Lot 346, General ForeignPERU, 1857, 2r Brown Red (2). Margins all around, part o. g., Very Fine

475
375
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347
 
Sale 489, Lot 347, General Foreign- 1858, 1/2 Peso Rose Red (5). Ample to Very Large Margins, Fresh, Moquegua cancel, Very Fine

1,000
1,400
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348
 
Sale 489, Lot 348, General ForeignQUEENSLAND, 1860, 1p Deep Rose (1). Horiz. Pair, Lovely Fresh Color, Margins Virtually All Around, "N. S. W." in Oval Target cancel, Fine-Very Fine, Rare, the left stamp a beauty

500
300
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349
og
Sale 489, Lot 349, General ForeignRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17). Very Fine

900
625
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350
c
Sale 489, Lot 350, General ForeignSWITZERLAND, 1867, 2c Bistre Brown, Seated Helvetia, Diagonal Bisect (52 var.). Used with two whole 2c Bistre Browns (52), making the correct 5c rate, on cover, tied by 1879 Geneva pmks., A Great Rarity. Hunziker Certificate accompanies which says the franking & all cancellations are genuine, the stamps are slightly stained & the perfs. are ragged in parts but overall the cover is attractive

E. 1,000-2,000
1,250
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