Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996

Category — General Foreign

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
249
c
Sale 777, Lot 249, General ForeignAUSTRIA, 1850, 6kr Brown, Diagonal Half Used as 3kr (4 var). Top left half well-tied by "Diakovar" cds on 1852 folded letter to Esseg, bold backstamp, tiny tape stain in address, still Very Fine, a rare usage, with 1979 Friedl certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,750
250
c
Sale 777, Lot 250, General ForeignAUSTRIA, 1851, (6kr) Yellow, Newspaper (P2). Full to huge margins, tied by neatly struck "WIEN/12.8.G" in frame on cover-size part-printed label to an editor in Neutitschein, with bold receiving cds at left. The label was originally attached to a bundle of papers (a large portion of one page remains on back), stamp is additionally attached in the top margin by a blue thread, the other end fastened, on back, to a red wax seal; label with trivial soiling and light stain at left, just clear of address area and far from stamp, Fine and very scarce (Michel on wrapper value DM 19,000)

E. 2,500-3,500
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251
c
Sale 777, Lot 251, General ForeignBRITISH COLUMBIA, 1869, 5c on 3p Bright Red (9, SG 29). Tied by blue "35" barred oval on United States 6c Purple on White Entire (U64) with Wells Fargo printed frank, to London England, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria May 7" oval ds and matching "For Great Britain/and Ireland" in two straightlines, mended corner nick at T.L., Fine appearance, a rare and possibly unique usage of the 6c Purple entire, which is scarce used in any manner

E. 2,000-2,500
2,200
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252
 
Sale 777, Lot 252, General ForeignBRITISH GUIANA, 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14, SG 24). Full to large margins, light Demerara July 1856 ds, vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, scarce, with B.P.A. certificate, SG £5,500

7,500
2,800
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253
og
Sale 777, Lot 253, General ForeignCAMEROUN, 1915, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, Double Overprint (64b, SG 12b). Lightly hinged, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce, only 19 were printed with the surcharge doubled (the twentieth stamp from the sheet was printed surcharge doubled with the "s" inverted), with 1994 Holcombe certificate, SG £4,000

4,000
3,750
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254
og
Sale 777, Lot 254, General ForeignCANADA, 1851, 12p Black on Laid Paper (3, SG 4). Mostly large margins, close at R., horizontal creases, one ending in small tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS OF CANADA AND AMONG THE WORLD'S RAREST CLASSIC IMPERFORATES.

With 1995 V. G. Greene certificate. SG £60,000

65,000
17,500
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255
c
Sale 777, Lot 255, General ForeignCANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green on Wove (9, SG 12). Large margins, tied by small square grid on 1858 cover to Scotland, with beautifully struck "Legislative Assembly Canada July 29, 1858" shield datestamp with crown, in red, red Liverpool tombstone receiving ds, reverse with straightline "BY-CANADIAN/PACKET", and blue Forres cds, cover with some pinholes at edges, not affecting stamp or overall appearance

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL PENCE ISSUE COVER. ONE OF THE FEW KNOWN BEARING THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY HANDSTAMP - POSSIBLY THE ONLY 7-1/2 PENCE USAGE AMONG THEM.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein, Nickle

E. 12,000-15,000
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256
og
Sale 777, Lot 256, General ForeignCANADA, 1859, 6p Brown Violet on Wove, Perf 11-3/4 (13, SG 27). Large part o.g., with 1994 P.F. certificate stating "reperforated at left" - an opinion to which we strongly object, considering the shape and guage of the perforations all around and the width between the left and right sides - in our opinion, Very Fine, a rare stamp

5,750
2,000
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257
c
Sale 777, Lot 257, General ForeignCANADA, 1859, 6p Brown Violet on Wove, Perf 11-3/4 (13, SG 27). Near-perfect centering with full perfs and deep rich color, tied by numeral cancel, "Hamilton C.W. Au19, 1859" cds on immaculate cover to Buffalo, corner card at lower left for the Great Western Railway of Canada, two-line "Canada Paid 10 Cts" hs in red

A VERY RARE STAMP ON COVER, THIS BEING THE FINEST SINGLE USAGE OBSERVED BY US AMONG THE EIGHTEEN DIFFERENT EXAMPLES LOCATED IN MAJOR PENCE COLLECTIONS SOLD AT AUCTION.

Ex Denton, Guilford

E. 6,000-8,000
6,250
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258
bl
Sale 777, Lot 258, General ForeignCANADA, 1897, $3.00-$5.00 Jubilee (63-65, SG 138-140). Blocks, each with purple Winnepeg datestamp, first with top right margin, last with right margin, Fine-Very Fine, each signed Bloch, the last with Friedl certificate, SG £7,400

7,900
3,500
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259
ogbl
Sale 777, Lot 259, General ForeignCANADA, 1928-29, 1c-$1.00 George V, Pictorials, Imperforate Vertically (162-177 var, SG 275 var - 285 var). Mint margin blocks, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, each signed in margin by Bloch, the four high values with 1980 Friedl certificate

E. 2,500-3,500
1,800
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260
og
Sale 777, Lot 260, General ForeignCANADA, 1959, 5c Seaway, Center Inverted (387a, SG 513a). Mint, fresh and Very Fine, with 1994 Greene certificate, SG £10,000

8,000
5,750
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261
 
Sale 777, Lot 261, General ForeignCANADA, 1959, 5c Seaway, Center Inverted (387a, SG 513a). Neat wavy line machine cancel, well-centered, Very Fine, a great rarity in this choice condition, SG £6,000

6,250
4,000
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262
c
Sale 777, Lot 262, General ForeignECUADOR, 1865, 1r Yellow (4). Pair, worn impression, tied by "Franca" diamond-of-dots with pair of France 30c Napoleon (34) tied by anchor-in-diamond, red "P.P." in box, "LIGNE F/PAQ.FR.No. 2/7 MAI 72" backstamp, Very Fine, an outstanding mixed franking and rare French Maritime cover, listed among the genuine examples described in the Collectors Club Philatelist (CITATION)

E. 7,500-10,000
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263
c
Sale 777, Lot 263, General ForeignECUADOR, 1865, 1r Green (5). Strips of three and four, large margins except just touched in places, tied by 1866 Guayaquil cds on folded cover to Lima, Very Fine and scarce

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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264
c
Sale 777, Lot 264, General ForeignECUADOR, 1865, 4r Red, Half Used as 2r (6d). Two, matching covers, one with upper left diagonal, other lower right diagonal, each tied by red Guayaquil cancels, one to Lima, other to Arequipa, Very Fine, an outstanding pair of rare bisected usages

E. 4,000-5,000
2,500
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265
 
Sale 777, Lot 265, General ForeignEGYPT, A Letter from Ancient Egypt. 55 x 50mm fragment of letter written in ancient Greek on papyrus, circa 162 A.D., very fine state of preservation, ex Faulstich

E. 500-750
400
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266
ogbl
Sale 777, Lot 266, General ForeignFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, -1/2p-£1 Centenary (65-76, SG 127-138). Bottom margin blocks with imprint, each top pair with barest trace of hinging (6p small h.r.) bottom pairs Mint, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful and choice set, SG £9,000

9,392
8,000
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267
 
Sale 777, Lot 267, General ForeignFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, -1/2p-£1 Centenary (65-76, SG 127-138). Complete used set, each with Port Stanley cds (several different dates, though all appear to be 1933 usages), £1 is socked-on-the-nose, Extremely Fine, with 1979 B.P.A. certificate for all twelve stamps, SG £3,000

2,326
2,800
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268
c
Sale 777, Lot 268, General ForeignFRANCE, 1850-53, 40c Orange, 10c Bister on Yellowish (7, 14 pair). 10c Republic with full to large margins, 40c cutting at top, tied by large points cancel on 1853 folded letter to New York, black "20 N. York Am. Pkt. Nov. 10" debit ds, fresh and Fine, scarce and colorful combination, signed Calves with photo certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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269
c
Sale 777, Lot 269, General ForeignFRANCE, 1849, 1fr Dark Carmine (9). Five singles, margins to cutting, tied by "1572" cancels on 1853 folded letter to San Francisco, from Jarnac, black "40" debit, all but stamp at left with creases, Fine appearance, signed Calves, with photo certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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270
c
Sale 777, Lot 270, General ForeignFRANCE, 1862, 20c Blue, Tete-Beche (26a). Strip of three, right pair tete-beche, and single, tied by large outlined "30" cancels on 1868 folded letter to Paris from La Rochelle, Fine and rare, signed Calves, with photo certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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271
 
GREAT BRITAIN, The Postal History of Ruhleben. Mounted collection of 170-plus items in a single volume. Ruhleben was a race track outside Berlin converted into a POW camp in 1914, housing about 4,400 British Civilians in retaliation for the internment in England of 30,000 German civilians. The internees were more or less allowed to run their own affairs including the creation of their own postal system, which produced stamps, postal stationery and the placement of letter boxes throughout the camp. The collection shows proofs, stamps (and their various printings), cancellations, usages including internment mail, a triple-franked cover bearing the 1915 Christmas cancel, forgeries on cover, postal stationery used & unused, also a remarkable (and highly entertaining) group of rare picture postcards showing various aspects of camp life including the Ruhleben Gondoliers, the camp dramatic troup, also 1915-1917 Christmas cards and a copy of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine, notes throughout, Fine and fascinating, a rare opportunity. Includes photocopied notes and a signed copy of "The Ruhleben P.O.W. Camp 1914-1918" by Frank Bachenheimer

E. 3,000-4,000
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272
c
Sale 777, Lot 272, General ForeignHANOVER, 1853, 3pf Rose (7). Vertical pair, full to large margins, tied by bold blue "Harburg" June 4 double-circle ds on 1855 theater newspaper with illustration of lyre, Extremely Fine, a scarce and beautiful showpiece, with 1977 Brettl, 1978 Buhler and 1979 Friedl certificates

E. 2,000-2,500
3,250
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273
c
Sale 777, Lot 273, General ForeignTHURN AND TAXIS, 1852-53, 1kr Black on Light Green, 3kr Black on Blue (42, 44). Rough separation, well-tied by target cancels on illustrated circus cover for "The Original and Celebrated American General Tom Thumb," addressed to a bookseller in Frankfurt in the hand of P.T. Barnum while at Weisbaden, original enclosure is one-page Barnum ALS which reads (in full): "I send you per Poste Restante (charges paid) 45 English copies of `Life of Barnum,' which I will thank you to take on commission. If any are sold the price to you will be 1/= English or 36k each. I expect to be in Frankfurt in a few days, & will do myself the pleasure of calling on you. Truly yours P.T. Barnum" Fine and very desirable, very rare European use of an American advertising cover

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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274
og
Sale 777, Lot 274, General ForeignINDIAN NATIVE FEUDATORY STATES, Charkhari, 1894, 2a Green (2, SG 3). Large margins all around, without gum as issued, vertical crease, still appears Extremely Fine and scarce, with 1995 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,800

2,750
0
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275
 
Sale 777, Lot 275, General ForeignINDIAN NATIVE FEUDATORY STATES, Soruth, 1868, 1a Black on Pink Wove, First Two Characters in Last Word of Bottom Line Omitted (6 var, SG 10a). Pos. R 4/1, tied on piece by black ink cancel, Very Fine and rare, with 1995 B.P.A. certificate, unlisted in Scott, SG £190

E. 1,200-1,500
950
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276
c
Sale 777, Lot 276, General ForeignJAPAN, 1882, 10s Brown Orange (79). Vertical pair tied on back of United States multicolor advertising cover to Yokohama from Chicago, franked with U.S. 1c Green (279) and 2c Red (279B, two), forwarding slips attached, 2c bit faded and some staining, otherwise Fine, scarce and colorful franking, opened to show both sides

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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277
c
Sale 777, Lot 277, General ForeignNEWFOUNDLAND, 1857, 8p Scarlet Vermilion, Diagonal Half Used as 4p (8a, SG 8a). Upper right half, huge margins, tied by grid on 1860 folded cover to Baltimore, red "St. Johns-Newfoundland Paid My 23, 1860" ds and black "5 Boston Br. Pkt. May 30" debit ds, file folds far from bisect, a Very Fine and exceptionally choice usage, ex Dale-Lichtenstein

E. 1,200-1,500
2,300
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278
 
Sale 777, Lot 278, General ForeignNEWFOUNDLAND, 1927, 60c De Pinedo (C4, SG 163). Well-centered, tied by "St. Johns, N`fld May 20, 1927" machine cancel on large piece with typed flight endorsement and backstamps, Very Fine and choice, signed Bloch with 1979 Friedl certificate, SG £6,500

6,250
4,500
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279
og
Sale 777, Lot 279, General ForeignNIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, 1sh on 2p Green & Carmine Rose, Black Surcharge (31, SG 39). Well-centered and bright colors, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, extremely scarce as only eight were printed with the black surcharge, Gibbons backstamp, with 1980 P.F. certificate and 1939 B.P.A. certificate, SG £5,000

5,500
3,750
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280
og
Sale 777, Lot 280, General ForeignRHODESIA, 1910, £1 Bluish Slate & Carmine (118, SG 165). Mint, Extremely Fine, an incredibly choice copy, with 1978 Friedl certificate, SG £900

900
700
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281
og
Sale 777, Lot 281, General ForeignRHODESIA, 1910, £1 Plum & Red Error of Color (11var, SG 166b). Lightly hinged and well-centered, fresh colors, Extremely Fine, a great rarity - only 100 were discovered, with 1979 Nussbaum certificate, SG £8,500

E. 6,000-8,000
5,250
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282
og
Sale 777, Lot 282, General ForeignSWEDEN, 1876, 20ö Vermilion, Double Impression (23b, Facit 23c). Full original gum, h.r., slight oxidation, otherwise Very Fine, rare with original gum, with 1994 Obermuller certificate, Facit Skr 30,000 ($4,000.00)

2,500
1,000
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283
c
Sale 777, Lot 283, General ForeignVICTORIA, 1854, 1sh Rose & Blue, Registration (F1, SG 34). Full to large margins, tied by "61" cancel with 6p Orange (17, SG 32) and 1sh Blue (18, SG 25), on July 8, 1857 mourning cover to New Brunswick, red Registered oval, Maryborough and Melbourne ds on back, Liverpool transit, Very Fine, very colorful and rare usage

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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284
c
Sale 777, Lot 284, General ForeignWESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1854, 1sh Pale Brown, 1860, 2p Vermilion (5, 14, SG 6a, 55). First with full margins to just touching at T., other with margins to cutting, tied by light barred numeral cancels on 1861 cover to New Bedford, Mass., "Vasse Western Australia" ds, original contents is interesting whaler's letter from Geograph Bay, London and New York transits, New Bedford backstamp, Very Fine usage, very rare

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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