Sale 800 — 1998 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 9 May, 1998
Category — General Foreign
VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND COLORFUL FRANKING FOR MULTIPLE RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.
VERY FINE AND COLORFUL FRANKING ON AN EXTREMELY RARE TRANSATLANTIC COVER TO MEXICO.
With 1984 Friedl certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE AND EXTREMELY RARE ATLANTIC MAIL BOAT USAGE TO THE UNITED STATES.
With 1981 B.P.A. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND ATTRACTIVE COVER. THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THIS STAMP, ON OR OFF COVER, KNOWN TO US.
Signed Bloch. With 1980 Friedl certificate
A FINE AND INCOMPARABLE PAIR OF COVERS CARRIED BY THE GALWAY (LEVER) LINE BETWEEN NEWFOUNDLAND AND IRELAND. THE 2-PENCE COVER IS ONE OF TWO RECORDED WITH THREE STAMPS. THE 2-PENCE AND 4-PENCE COMBINATION IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH TWO DIFFERENT VALUES OF THE SCARLET-VERMILION PRINTING.
The troubled Galway line operated by John Orr Lever was founded as the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company in 1858. It proposed a steamship line from Galway (Ireland) to New York via Halifax. These two covers posted from St. John were carried on the same trip, almost certainly on the Pacific, which departed St. John for Galway on January 14, 1859, arriving January 23rd. Examples of covers carried via Galway are very scarce.
2p cover ex Goody, Fox and Pratt. 2p/4p cover ex Goody, Fox, Hubbard and Clifford-Jones (with 1968 R.P.S. certificate)
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. POSSIBLY THE FINEST KNOWN USED EXAMPLE OF THIS PENCE ISSUE RARITY.
Ex Pack, Dale-Lichtenstein (where it brought $3,700 in 1970). With 1979 Diena certificate and 1997 Greene certificate. SG £4,750
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST HAWKER FLIGHT COVERS IN EXISTENCE.
This cover, addressed to Navigator Capt. MacKenzie Grieve, is written in his own hand. Postmaster J. A. Robinson of St. John's overprinted 200 stamps, of which only 95 were used. The plane was forced down at sea due to a defect in the plane's cooling system after covering only 1,100 miles. The mail bag was immersed, and some of the stamps were washed off of the covers and replaced at a later date. This cover is remarkable for its freshness.
With 1939 B.P.A. and 1980 Nussbaum certificates. AAMC catalogue value
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE VERTICAL STRIP OF FOUR USED ON COVER. ONLY FOUR STRIPS KNOWN.
The rarity of this franking is confirmed by the fact that none was present in the great Hind, Caspary, Burrus or Dale-Lichtenstein collections. With 1982 R.P.S. certificate