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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — General Foreign

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
461
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 461, General ForeignR.M.S, R.M.SR.M.S. Titanic. Tuck's Post Card featuring multicolored illustration of the Titanic on one side, other side describes some particulars of the Titanic including displacement, etc., bearing two Great Britain -1/2p George V stamps tied by two strikes of "Transatlantic Post Office 7 AP 10" (Apr. 10, 1910) datestamps and addressed to "Miss Gwen, Patch Park, Lambourne, Nr. Romford, Essex, England", postcard reads "Dearest Pretty, I know you would like a pc of the boat. Have a nice chum in my cabin. Will write around the 10th. Sorry I forgot it. I did it leaving my one true. Love yours ever, Ugly", some slight edge wear and card creases

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE POSTCARD MAILED FROM ABOARD THE R.M.S. TITANIC BEFORE THE ILL-FATED LAST LEG OF ITS VOYAGE.

The R.M.S. Titanic embarked on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1910 at 12:15 p.m. The vessel docked at Cherbourg, France, at 6:35 P.M. to take on passengers and mail. She departed at 8:10 P.M. the same day, for Queenstown, Ireland, arriving at around noon on April 11. Additional passengers and 194 mail sacks were taken aboard. The Titanic departed Queenstown at 1:30 P.M. on April 11. At approximately 11:40 P.M. on the night of April 14, the Titanic struck an iceberg, with the loss of most of her passengers and crew.

The post card offered here was mailed by a passenger aboard the Titanic and sent ashore to the mails, probably at Queenstown.

With 1993 R.P.S. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
0
462
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 462, General Foreign1851, 12p Black, Laid (3; SG 4), 1851, 12p Black, Laid (3; SG 4)1851, 12p Black, Laid (3; SG 4). Original gum, lightly hinged, large margins all around, intense shade and sharp proof-like impression, showing easily-discernible re-entry at both the right and lower left (noticeable in framelines and also lettering at lower left), unusually fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE CANADA 12-PENCE BLACK ON LAID PAPER. ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST DESIRABLE CLASSIC STAMPS AND ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.

The first Pence Issues of Canada were printed by the New York firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, the same firm that printed the New York Postmaster's Provisional and United States 5c and 10c 1847 Issue. The Pence issues, and particularly the 12-pence, show the same fine quality of engraving that distinguishes the U.S. 1847 Issue. The stamps were printed early in 1851 (12p issued June 14), at the same time that RWH&E's contract for providing United States stamps was coming to an end. The 12-pence plate proved difficult for RWH&E. Faulty impressions were laid out twice before the third and final entries, resulting in many positions showing re-entries.

The 1851 12-pence stamp was issued for prepayment of the basic letter rate to Newfoundland, Bermuda and the West Indies, but its value -- stated in pence rather than "one shilling" to avoid confusion -- also corresponded to the double 6p rate to the United States and certain other countries. However, its use was very limited and, according to Boggs, only 1,450 were sold. The balance of the 51,000 printed was destroyed.

This stamp has note appeared at auction since World War II.

80,000
62,500
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463
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 463, General Foreign1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid (2; SG 2), 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid (2; SG 2)1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid (2; SG 2). Huge even margins all around, rich color, cancelled by perfectly struck target on blue folded letter to Portland Me., bold red "Cornwall U.C. Jun. 9, 1851" datestamp, well-struck red "Canada" in arc, red "Ogdensburgh N.Y. Jun. 11" exchange circular datestamp, faint red Canadian transit backstamp (June 10), light file fold well clear of stamp and markings

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH COVER BEARING A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE SLATE VIOLET ON LAID PAPER.

Used 23 days after the stamp was issued.

2,900
5,500
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464
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 464, General Foreign1857, -1/2p Deep Rose on Wove (8; SG 17), 1857, -1/2p Deep Rose on Wove (8; SG 17)1857, -1/2p Deep Rose on Wove (8; SG 17). Vertical strip of six, large to huge margins at sides, clear to touching at top and bottom, tied by "41" target cancels, "Sandwich U.C. Jy 2 1858" circular datestamp on buff cover to Toronto, backstamped "Windsor C.W. Jy 22 1858" and Toronto receiving datestamps, docketing partly over strip, small area of address at bottom scraped away with a short tear resulting

AN OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE FRANKING FOR THE 3-PENCE RATE.

Some postal historians have argued persuasively that this cover originated in Detroit, Michigan, and was carried by ferry boat to its docking point at Sandwich. On July 12, 1858, the Windsor postmaster was authorized by the Post Office Department to supply the local Canadian packet agent at Detroit with 7-1/2 and -1/2 pence stamps.

Illustrated in Boggs book (p. 162). With 1995 B.P.A. certificate. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein and Nickle

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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465
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 465, General Foreign1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Thick Hard Paper (10; SG 23), 1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Thick Hard Paper (10; SG 23)1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Thick Hard Paper (10; SG 23). Large to huge margins all around including large part of imprint at right, fresh color, light strike of square grid cancel, tiny barely noticeable pinhole entirely in margin at top right

EXTREMELY FINE AND ENORMOUSLY RARE IMPRINT COPY OF THE 6-PENCE ON THICK PAPER.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein, where it last sold for $675 hammer in 1970

3,000
2,100
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466
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 466, General Foreign1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12), 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12)1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12). Original gum, large margins all around, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS PENCE ISSUE. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY WITH BOTH LARGE MARGINS AND ORIGINAL GUM.

Ex Moody. A similar stamp realized $10,500 hammer in our Sale 808

6,500
6,250
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467
nhbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 467, General Foreign1897, $5.00 Jubilee (65; SG 140), 1897, $5.00 Jubilee (65; SG 140)1897, $5.00 Jubilee (65; SG 140). Bottom right corner margin block of four, stamps Mint N.H., rich color, few trivial perf separations in selvage at bottom, tiny nick in far edge of selvage at right (easily trimmed)

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER HINGED CORNER SHEET MARGIN BLOCK OF THE CANADA $5.00 JUBILEE.

With 1980 Friedl certificate and signed Bloch at lower right

10,400
5,100
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468
nh
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 468, General Foreign1959, 5c Seaway Invert (387a; SG 513a), 1959, 5c Seaway Invert (387a; SG 513a)1959, 5c Seaway Invert (387a; SG 513a). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE CANADA SEAWAY INVERT.

SG £9,000

8,250
5,000
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469
nhbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 469, General Foreign1959, 5c Seaway Invert (387a; SG 513a), 1959, 5c Seaway Invert (387a; SG 513a)1959, 5c Seaway Invert (387a; SG 513a). Mint N.H. bottom sheet margin block of four, well-centered and deep rich colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE FAMOUS SEAWAY INVERT.

SG £36,000 as singles. Scott Retail as singles

33,000
0
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470
nh
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 470, General Foreign1996, $2.00 Truro, Inscriptions Inverted (1376b; SG 1480ac), 1996, $2.00 Truro, Inscriptions Inverted (1376b; SG 1480ac)1996, $2.00 Truro, Inscriptions Inverted (1376b; SG 1480ac). Mint N.H. bottom margin single, fresh and Extremely Fine, rare, this is the first Canadian invert error since the famous Seaway invert, unpriced in Gibbons

7,500
2,500
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471
Ebl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 471, General Foreign1878, 1ca Yellow Green, Accepted Essay With Extra Circle (1E), 1878, 1ca Yellow Green, Accepted Essay With Extra Circle (1E)1878, 1ca Yellow Green, Accepted Essay With Extra Circle (1E). Bottom right corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, unused (no gum), thin paper, fresh and bright color, very faint diagonal crease

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARANCE. A RARE POSITION BLOCK OF THE ONE-CANDARIN ESSAY WITH THE EXTRA CIRCLE.

As a security measure an extra circle was added to the cliches during the design and approval process. This was later removed (though not always completely) after the design was approved.

Ex Worthington. Accompanied by 1937 Strand Auction Rooms lot card

E. 5,000-7,500
7,000
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472
Ebl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 472, General Foreign1878, 3ca Brown Red, Accepted Essay With Extra Circle (2E), 1878, 3ca Brown Red, Accepted Essay With Extra Circle (2E)1878, 3ca Brown Red, Accepted Essay With Extra Circle (2E). Top right corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, unused (no gum), on thicker paper than the 1ca offered in the previous lot, rich color, small horizontal scissors-cut at left entirely between stamps, small thin spot in sheet margin at right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FRESH AND CHOICE POSITION MULTIPLE OF THE 3-CANDARIN LARGE DRAGON ESSAY.

Accompanied by 1937 Strand Auction Rooms lot card with pencil notation "ex Coll. Sir Robert Hart", Hart was the Deputy Customs Commissioner during the formation of the Customs Postal Service

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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473
Pbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 473, General Foreign1878, 3ca Brown Red, Setting I, Plate Proof Without Extra Circle (2P), 1878, 3ca Brown Red, Setting I, Plate Proof Without Extra Circle (2P)1878, 3ca Brown Red, Setting I, Plate Proof Without Extra Circle (2P). Top right corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, unused (no gum), rich color, thin paper, light natural paper bends

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE PROOF BLOCK OF THE 3-CANDARIN WITH THE EXTRA CIRCLE REMOVED.

Accompanied by 1937 Strand Auction Rooms lot card

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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474
ogbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 474, General Foreign1878, 1ca Yellow Green, Setting I (1), 1878, 1ca Yellow Green, Setting I (1)1878, 1ca Yellow Green, Setting I (1). Complete sheet of 25, selvage all around, original gum, most stamps Mint N.H., single h.r. below each corner stamp and on two stamps at bottom right, deep rich color, thin spot in selvage above Position 2, few light natural gum bends, small red ink mark in selvage at bottom right

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING COMPLETE SHEET OF 25 OF THE 1-CANDARIN LARGE DRAGON.

Scott Retail as singles

5,625
10,750
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475
ogbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 475, General Foreign1878, 3ca Brown Red, Setting I (2), 1878, 3ca Brown Red, Setting I (2)1878, 3ca Brown Red, Setting I (2). Sheet of 25, selvage at sides and bottom, original gum, Mint N.H., rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SHEET OF THE 3-CANDARIN LARGE DRAGON.

Scott Retail as singles

9,375
8,500
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476
nhbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 476, General Foreign1878, 5ca Orange, Setting I (3), 1878, 5ca Orange, Setting I (3)1878, 5ca Orange, Setting I (3). Complete sheet of 25, full selvage all around, original gum, Mint N.H., well-centered, intense color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMPLETE SHEET OF THE 5-CANDARIN LARGE DRAGON FROM SETTING I. AS FRESH AS THE DAY IT WAS PRINTED. A REMARKABLE SHEET.

Over time, large multiples tend to suffer from mishandling. The sheet offered here, in Mint Never Hinged condition and free from any defect, is remarkable not only for its rarity, but as much so for its condition.

E. 20,000-30,000
35,000
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477
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 477, General Foreign1882, 5ca Orange Yellow, Wide Setting (6), 1882, 5ca Orange Yellow, Wide Setting (6)1882, 5ca Orange Yellow, Wide Setting (6). Setting III, original gum, bright color, tiny thin speck at top, vertical crease at right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CANDARIN FROM THE WIDE SETTING.

A stamp that is lacking from most collections

12,000
5,500
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478
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 478, General Foreign1880, 3ca Brown Red (3), 1880, 3ca Brown Red (3)1880, 3ca Brown Red (3). Few perfs affected from placement at edge of cover, tied by Customs House seal, matching "Customs Shanghai Dec. 5, 1880" double-circle datestamp, Tientsin transit of Dec. 7, used in combination with Japan 5s Brown (59), tied by neat cork, matching "I.J. Postal Agency Shanghai Dec. 29" double-circle datestamp, on cover to Monroe, Michigan, address side with attractive illustrations and endorsed "Via Japan and San Francisco", Yokohama transit (Jan. 8, 1881), neat red "San Francisco Paid All Jan. 23" and receiving backstamps, some waterstaining on address side

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE COMBINATION FRANKING OF CHINA AND JAPAN STAMPS ON A COVER TO THE UNITED STATES.

This cover was acquired by the Halls prior to World War II.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,500
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479
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 479, General Foreign1956, 8f View of Tien An Men, With Rays of Sunlight (Yang S106), 1956, 8f View of Tien An Men, With Rays of Sunlight (Yang S106)1956, 8f View of Tien An Men, With Rays of Sunlight (Yang S106). Mint N.H. right sheet margin single with positional mark from plate in selvage, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE DEPICTING THE UNISSUED BACKGROUND WITH RAYS OF SUNLIGHT. ONLY 40 EXAMPLES ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

This beautiful modern stamp, printed using the recess-printing method, was never issued after it was pointed out that the sun could never appear from this angle at Tien An Men. The design was altered to remove the rays of sunlight (example of issued stamp accompanies). The issued stamp appears lifeless and less three-dimensional by comparison.

Noted but unlisted in Scott. Yang catalogue value

40,000
30,000
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480
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 480, General Foreign1968, 8f Red, Blue & Bistre, "The Entire Nation is Red" (999A; Yang W14), 1968, 8f Red, Blue & Bistre, "The Entire Nation is Red" (999A; Yang W14)1968, 8f Red, Blue & Bistre, "The Entire Nation is Red" (999A; Yang W14). Fresh colors, neat strike of cancel at bottom right leaves significant portion of design clearly visible, very light crease at top

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE "ENTIRE NATION IS RED" STAMP, WHICH WAS QUICKLY WITHDRAWN FROM USE.

This stamp, issued in Canton, was quickly withdrawn from use for political reasons. On the stamp, Taiwan appears in white instead of red.

Used examples of this stamp are frequently faulty, as they were often removed from their envelopes without regard to preserving their condition. The example offered here is in better condition than most recorded examples

5,000
7,500
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481
nh
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 481, General Foreign1968, 8f Chairman Mao and Lin Pao (Yang W82), 1968, 8f Chairman Mao and Lin Pao (Yang W82)1968, 8f Chairman Mao and Lin Pao (Yang W82). Beautiful fresh colors, minor gum disturbance

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT RARITY OF THIS CULTURAL REVOLUTION COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE, WHICH WAS PREPARED FOR USE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY ISSUED. APPROXIMATELY 40 EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST

This stamp, depicting Chairman Mao and Lin Pao, was prepared for use but never issued. Lin Pao was Mao's hand-picked successor. However, during the Cultural Revolution Lin Pao plotted an assassination attempt against Mao, due to differing political agendas. The attempt failed, and Lin Pao tried to escape to Russia. His plane crashed in Mongolia and he was killed. As a result of the assassination attempt, Chairman Mao ordered that anything relating to Lin Pao should be destroyed, including this unissued stamp. It is believed that only approximately 40 examples have survived.

Unlisted in Scott. Yang catalogue value

35,000
21,000
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482
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 482, General ForeignGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown (3; SG 8), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown (3; SG 8)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown (3; SG 8). AA, top left corner margin single with imprint and plate no. 33, large margins other sides, rich color on deeply blued paper, light "5" in Maltese Cross cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT. EXCEEDINGLY RARE WITH THE PLATE NUMBER.

Ex Caspary, where it realized $220.00 in 1958, and accompanied by the original lot card. This is the first time that a stamp with $5.00 catalogue value has ever been offered in a Rarities sale, but who could resist?

5
5,250
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483
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 483, General ForeignTUSCANY, 1851, 60cr Red (9; Sassone 9), TUSCANY, 1851, 60cr Red (9; Sassone 9)TUSCANY, 1851, 60cr Red (9; Sassone 9). Full to large margins all around, usual five-bar cancel, unusually rich color

VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE TUSCANY 60-CRAZIE LION ISSUE -- ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL ITALIAN STATES ISSUES.

With 1998 Raybaudi certificate. Sassone value 50,000,000 lire.

16,000
0
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484
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 484, General Foreign1851, 6p Olive Yellow (2; SG 4), 1851, 6p Olive Yellow (2; SG 4)1851, 6p Olive Yellow (2; SG 4). Large margins all around, original gum, incredibly vivid color on nicely blued paper, trivial natural inclusion

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK 6-PENCE OLIVE YELLOW WITH LARGE MARGINS ALL AROUND.

SG £4,500

3,500
4,250
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485
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 485, General Foreign1851, 1sh Bright Red Violet (3; SG 5), 1851, 1sh Bright Red Violet (3; SG 5)1851, 1sh Bright Red Violet (3; SG 5). Large margins to just clear, rich color on nicely blued paper, neat dotted grid cancel, small corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, SG £4,500

4,000
750
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486
P
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 486, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, 10c Victoria, Red, Compound Die Proof on India (5P/9P; SG 13P/17P), 1860, 5c Connell, 10c Victoria, Red, Compound Die Proof on India (5P/9P; SG 13P/17P)1860, 5c Connell, 10c Victoria, Red, Compound Die Proof on India (5P/9P; SG 13P/17P). 69 x 37mm, on card, deep rich color and wonderfully detailed impressions

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMPOUND DIE PROOF SHOWING BOTH POSTMASTER CONNELL AND QUEEN VICTORIA.

The die proof offered here provides a striking contrast between the officially sanctioned and the unsanctioned stamp subjects. Ex Koh Seow Chuan

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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487
Pbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 487, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India (5P; SG 13P), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India (5P; SG 13P)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India (5P; SG 13P). Positions 1-2/11-12, top left corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, deep rich color on bright paper, crisp impression, Extremely Fine and choice block, also accompanied by two single plate proofs on India and an odd perforated proof on India on card

E. 500-750
900
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488
P
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 488, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Die Proofs on India (5P; SG 13P), 1860, 5c Connell, Die Proofs on India (5P; SG 13P)1860, 5c Connell, Die Proofs on India (5P; SG 13P). Impressive holding of six different colors, including Dark Brown, Clear Brown, Yellow Brown, Slate-Black, Deep Blue and Lilac, all have ample to large margins except two are just in on one side, few small imperfections are not noticeable from front of proofs

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE GROUP OF CONNELL DIE PROOFS IN SIX DIFFERENT COLORS.

A wonderful group suitable for exhibition

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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489
P
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 489, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Orange, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (5TC; SG 13TC), 1860, 5c Connell, Orange, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (5TC; SG 13TC)1860, 5c Connell, Orange, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (5TC; SG 13TC). Three, all have ample to large margins and fresh bright color, one on card, one with faint trace of "Specimen" removed from right side, the proof on card has vertical crease ending in small tear which does not affect card, otherwise Very Fine and interesting group

E. 750-1,000
525
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490
S
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 490, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS). Impressive group of five total, different "Specimen" overprints incl. two diagonal with serifs (one bottom sheet margin, other on card), one with thick sans-serif lettering (on card) and two with thin sans-serif lettering, all have ample to large margins, few trivial imperfections to be expected from this fragile paper, Very Fine-Extremely Fine and choice, an extremely scarce group, the Argenti book notes that "[of the diagonal overprints] only two are known but there must be others", we know of only an additional block of four

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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491
S
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 491, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS). Two horizontal pairs, both on card and both sans-serif: first is Positions 5-6, thin lettering and large margins all around including top sheet margin with left stamp missing period after "Specimen" left stamp is also Broken "S" variety, card with trivial thinning from hinge removal; second is Positions 59-60 with thick lettering and large margins all around including right sheet margin, showing Major Re-entry on the right stamp

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE POSITION PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT CONNELL WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINT.

The latter with 1996 C.P.E.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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492
S
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 492, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS). Three horizontal pairs, all are sans-serif lettering (two thin, one thick), both of the thin are on card, all have large margins, each with interesting varieties incl. one with no period either before or after "Specimen" on both stamps (both stamps with overprint shifted to top and probably not the printed variety), one with period both before and after "Specimen" and with Engraver's initials on one stamp; few small faults often associated with this fragile paper, a Very Fine-Extremely Fine and interesting group

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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493
Sbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 493, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS). Positions 5-6/15-16, top sheet margin block of four, large margins other sides, both left stamps missing period after "Specimen", faint natural paper wrinkles at top not affecting stamps, Extremely Fine and rare position block

E. 750-1,000
500
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494
Sbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 494, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprints (5PS; SG 13PS). Four blocks of four (two on card), each sans-serif, two with thin overprints (one appears to be intermediate thickness) and two with thick overprints, all four blocks have large margins including each block with sheet margin (the two thin left, the two thick right), few interesting varieties including one with distinct guideline at left sheet margin giving appearance of second guideline (lacking on other left margin block), other left margin block shows dramatically mis-aligned overprints, one right margin block Positions 59-60/69-70 with Major Re-entry at top right stamp, few trivial imperfections

FRESH AND VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A FASCINATING AND RARE GROUP OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENT CONNELL WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS, INCLUDING ONE WITH A MAJOR RE-ENTRY.

Wonderful exhibition items

E. 2,500-3,000
2,000
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495
Sbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 495, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS). Positions 85-87/95-97, bottom sheet margin block of six, other margins large, on card, each vertical row shows a different type of the three sans-serif overprints, left row thin letters without period after "Specimen", middle row thin letters, right row thick letters, deep rich color with brilliant red overprints on bright paper, crisp impressions

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE BLOCK OF SIX ILLUSTRATING ALL THREE TYPES OF THE SANS-SERIF OVERPRINT. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY AND A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION PIECE.

Only the fifth vertical row furnished the "Specimen" overprint without period. As one can easily determine from other lots in this sale, the overprint varieties of the thin and thick lettering (the two most common varieties) did not alternate across the sheet, making position multiples such as the one offered here particularly scarce. In fact, of the multiples offered in this sale, only two others show more than one type of the overprint. Perhaps the only other impressive multiple containing all three types of the sans-serif overprint is contained in the complete sheet, ex Reford

Ex Reford. With 1997 C.P.E.S. certificate. Accompanied by 1947 letter from Kasimir Bileski

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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496
Sbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 496, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS), 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS)1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (5PS; SG 13PS). Positions 1-3/11-13, top left corner margin block of six, huge margins other sides, Position 13 is Major Re-entry which is distinctly noticeable in framelines and in value tablet at lower left, small thin spot in margin only, two small pinholes at left none of which affect the major re-entry, Extremely Fine appearance, a rare position multiple with a major re-entry

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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497
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 497, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13), 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13)1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13). Vertical pair, fresh and bright color, full perforations all around including several unpunched perf discs at right, small tear at left of bottom stamp caused during separation from adjoining stamp, two tiny thin spots affect top stamp, some slight toning expertly removed prior to the 1963 Argenti sale

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT CONNELL STAMP. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA PHILATELY.

The history of the 5c Connell is a fascinating one, covered in an introduction to this section of the catalogue. The pair offered here, the only recorded multiple, was found in 1933 in a house full of books which once belonged to the husband of one of Charles Connell's daughters. It is reported that the pair was found on the floor and "lay upon several inches of dust and other debris". It was purchased by Dr. Reford directly from Dr. G.F Clarke, the discoverer.

Ex Reford, Galt and Argenti. With 1981 Vincent Graves Greene certificate. SG £8,000 as two singles. Scott Retail as two singles is $12,000.00

E. 20,000-25,000
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 498, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13), 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13)1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13). Part original gum, fresh color, full and intact perfs, scissors-separated at bottom, tiny tear at bottom, faint corner crease at bottom right

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CONNELL STAMP, OF WHICH PERHAPS 50-60 EXIST.

The 5c Connell stamp is usually found with perfs damaged either from being scissors-separated or roughly pulled apart, the result of poor perforating. The example offered here, with three intact sides of perforations including many unpunched perf discs and the design intact all around, is in better condition than many of the other existing examples.

Ex Argenti. With 1956 R.P.S. certificate. SG £4,000

6,000
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 499, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13), 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13)1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13). Unused (no gum), fresh color, perfs bit blunted as is usual for this stamp, centered to right, tiny perf tear at top left caused when separated from adjacent stamp

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT CONNELL STAMP.

The perforations, centering and condition of the stamp offered here are typical for the 5-cent Connell stamp. Ex Argenti. With 1938 R.P.S. certificate. SG £4,000

6,000
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 500, General Foreign1860, 5c Connell, Imperforate (5 var; SG 13 var), 1860, 5c Connell, Imperforate (5 var; SG 13 var)1860, 5c Connell, Imperforate (5 var; SG 13 var). Huge margins all around including sheet margin at right, part original gum, fresh and bright color, small thin spot in right margin and tiny pinholes at top right and bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GUMMED IMPERFORATE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CONNELL STAMP.

Argenti describes the imperforate proofs or stamps on thick paper at great length in his book The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick (pp.149-150). His conclusion is that it is likely that a single sheet was printed, as there is no color variation and no two have yet to be found from the same plate position. The paper is slightly thicker than the issued stamp, and Argenti was unable to conclude whether these are proofs, or whether the sheet was printed for issue but not perforated either "because the sheet escaped the perforating machine by mistake or because it was discovered that this sheet was not of uniform paper and therefore set set on one side, or discarded for some other reason." An imperforate example of this stamp is also known on an official Post Office Department page (originally a pair with one example removed) inscribed "With the compliments of the Subscriber. Wm. Paisley" (Paisley was accountant of the New Brunswick P.O. Department in 1860). There also exists an imperforate example with a grid cancellation, though none of the leading experts (including Argenti, who owned the item) was thoroughly convinced of its authenticity, even though the cancel appears to be contemporary.

Argenti also notes that this imperforate is "rare, if not rarer, than the actual perforated Connell stamps." Unlisted in either Scott or Gibbons

E. 2,000-3,000
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501
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 501, General Foreign1860, 10c Vermilion, Half Used as 5c (9a; SG 17a), 1860, 10c Vermilion, Half Used as 5c (9a; SG 17a)1860, 10c Vermilion, Half Used as 5c (9a; SG 17a). Two covers each bearing a bisect, both tied by grids, used in June and July respectively, some faults, still both appear Fine-Very Fine, also accompanied by 5c Yellow Green (8; SG 14) cancelled by pen on Sept. 1860 cover, an interesting group showing the bisected usage made necessary by a shortage of 5c stamps for the local rate due to the withdrawal of the Connell stamps

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 502, General Foreign1851, 3p Blue (2; SG 4), 1851, 3p Blue (2; SG 4)1851, 3p Blue (2; SG 4). Block of four with sheet margin, huge margins other sides, large part original gum, rich color on nicely blued paper, tiny thin spot at bottom left, otherwise Extremely Fine and choice block, ex Moody, SG £3,600

2,400
1,900
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503
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 503, General Foreign1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG 5), 1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG 5)1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG 5). Original gum, h.r., large to huge margins all around including part of adjacent stamp, fresh and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE YELLOW GREEN IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A WONDERFUL STAMP.

Ex Ferrary and with his small purple trefoil on back. Also ex Dale-Lichtenstein (first sale with a stripped-in and also a color illustration, realized $1,600 hammer in 1968) and with the original lot card

3,250
4,250
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504
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 504, General Foreign1851, 6p Yellow Green, Diagonal Half Used as 3c (4a; SG 5a), 1851, 6p Yellow Green, Diagonal Half Used as 3c (4a; SG 5a)1851, 6p Yellow Green, Diagonal Half Used as 3c (4a; SG 5a). Large margins, rich color on nicely blued paper, well-tied by perfectly struck oval grid cancel on yellow cover to Bridgetown, neat "Wilmont N.S. AU 25, 1856" and receiving backstamps, receipt docketing at left, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb bisected usage of the 6p Yellow Green, ex Reford

3,500
2,000
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 505, General Foreign1857, 1sh Reddish Purple (6; SG 7c), 1857, 1sh Reddish Purple (6; SG 7c)1857, 1sh Reddish Purple (6; SG 7c). Pair, large margins to clear at top left, deep rich color approaching the Purple shade, few strikes of grid cancel

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USED PAIR OF THE NOVA SCOTIA ONE-SHILLING REDDISH PURPLE.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein (first sale, realized $5,250 hammer) and accompanied by original lot card. SG £7,500

7,500
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 506, General Foreign1851, 1sh Cold Violet (7; SG 7), 1851, 1sh Cold Violet (7; SG 7)1851, 1sh Cold Violet (7; SG 7). Large and even margins all around, beautiful color on nicely blued paper, sharp impression, well-placed strike of oval grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE NOVA SCOTIA ONE-SHILLING COLD VIOLET IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein (accompanied by original lot card). SG £6,000

6,000
9,500
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 507, General ForeignZURICH, 1843, 4r Black, Vertical Red Lines (1L1; Zumstein 1S), ZURICH, 1843, 4r Black, Vertical Red Lines (1L1; Zumstein 1S)ZURICH, 1843, 4r Black, Vertical Red Lines (1L1; Zumstein 1S). Type II, ample to huge margins, deep shade with clear red background lines, well-centered red rosette cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE ZURICH 4-RAPPEN WITH VERTICAL RED LINES.

In 1843, the Canton of Zurich decided to issue stamps to prepay postage. These were issued in two denominations: the 4-rappen for local letters, and a 6-rappen stamp for use on letters to other cantonal districts. The local printing firm of Orell, Fussli & Co. were contracted to print the stamps, which were issued on March 2, 1843.

Small blue and purple backstamps. With 1991 Rellstab certificate. Zumstein Sfr25,500

16,000
7,500
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508
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 508, General ForeignZURICH, 1843, 4r Black, Vertical Red Lines (1L1; Zumstein 1S), ZURICH, 1843, 4r Black, Vertical Red Lines (1L1; Zumstein 1S)ZURICH, 1843, 4r Black, Vertical Red Lines (1L1; Zumstein 1S). Type III, large to huge margins, showing clear red lines, tied by red cross in rosette cancel on folded letter to Kloten (a Zurich suburb), matching "Zurich 22/4 1844" double-circle datestamp, stamp lifted for examination and hinged in place

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ZURICH 4-RAPPEN WITH RED VERTICAL LINES.

The previous description gives an explanation of the issuance of this stamp. With 1950 Fulpius and 1988 Weid certificates (the latter illustrated on certificate off-cover). Zumstein Sfr48,000 on cover, Sfr25,500 off-cover

E. 15,000-20,000
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 509, General ForeignGENEVA, 1843, 5c + 5c Black on Yellow Green, "Double Geneva" (2L1; Zumstein 3), GENEVA, 1843, 5c + 5c Black on Yellow Green, "Double Geneva" (2L1; Zumstein 3)GENEVA, 1843, 5c + 5c Black on Yellow Green, "Double Geneva" (2L1; Zumstein 3). Large to huge margins including parts of dividing lines on three sides, beautiful fine impression on incredibly fresh paper, perfectly struck Geneva Rosette cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE SWITZERLAND DOUBLE-GENEVA IN THE FINEST CONDITION AND COMBINING THE ELEMENTS OF OUTSTANDING COLOR, CANCELLATION, IMPRESSION AND MARGINS.

The Double Geneva was the first stamp issued by the Canton of Geneva, on October 1, 1843. The stamps were lithographed on green paper by M. Schmidt, a local printer, in sheets consisting of fifty double-stamps to a sheet. The total printing was 600 sheets. As quoted in Stamps of Fame by L.N. & M. Williams, a contemporary observation before the issue of the Double Geneva reads "Such labels are sold at post offices at 10 centimes each; and when required to do so stationers fasten them beforehand on envelopes, which they sell plus the cost of the ticket. People keep them ready to hand, just as they do their pens and wafers. Many are lost, but this is so much profit to the Post Office. Moreover one uses them more readily than money...it would be a savings to allow two labels to serve for a double letter, or one for every ounce."

With 1976 Nussbaum certificate. Zumstein Sfr53,000

35,000
25,000
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 510, General ForeignGENEVA, 1843, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Left Half of "Double Geneva" (2L1a; Zumstein 4L), GENEVA, 1843, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Left Half of "Double Geneva" (2L1a; Zumstein 4L)GENEVA, 1843, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Left Half of "Double Geneva" (2L1a; Zumstein 4L). Large margins all around including dividing line at bottom and part of dividing line at top, neat strike of red Geneva Rosette cancel, certificate states paper abrasion at top left which we cannot see

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE LEFT HALF OF THE FAMOUS DOUBLE GENEVA CANTONAL STAMP.

With 1992 Rellstab certificate

9,000
3,750
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 511, General ForeignGENEVA, 1849, 4c Black & Red, Vand (2L5; Zumstein 9), GENEVA, 1849, 4c Black & Red, Vand (2L5; Zumstein 9)GENEVA, 1849, 4c Black & Red, Vand (2L5; Zumstein 9). Position 71, large to huge margins all around, fresh color and fine impression, neat strike of red Geneva Rosette cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1849 4-CENTIME GENEVA COAT OF ARMS.

Small red Weid backstamp and signed Diena in pencil. With 1939 Zumstein, 1977 Weid and 1977 Diena certificates. Zumstein Sfr31,000

19,000
14,000
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512
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 512, General ForeignGENEVA, 1849, 4c Black & Red, Vand (2L5; Zumstein 9), GENEVA, 1849, 4c Black & Red, Vand (2L5; Zumstein 9)GENEVA, 1849, 4c Black & Red, Vand (2L5; Zumstein 9). Large to huge margins all around including parts of dividing lines on two sides, fresh color and fine impression, bold strike of diamond grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1849 4-CENTIME GENEVA COAT OF ARMS.

Small red Weid backstamp. Zumstein Sfr31,000

19,000
4,250
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513
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 513, General ForeignBASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1a; Zumstein 8a), BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1a; Zumstein 8a)BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1a; Zumstein 8a). Large margins to barely touched at bottom right, tied by red "Basel 19 Mai 1847" double-circle datestamp on folded letter addressed locally, neat strike of "Basel 19 Mai 1847" backstamp in red, brilliant colors typical of the scarce first printing

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER OF THE 2-1/2-RAPPEN DOVE OF BASEL.

Small Roumet and Calves handstamps. With 1977 Hunziger certificate. Zumstein Sfr38,000

20,000
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514
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 514, General Foreign1850, 2-1/2r Black & Red, Orts-Post, Without Frame Around Cross (3; Zumstein 13II), 1850, 2-1/2r Black & Red, Orts-Post, Without Frame Around Cross (3; Zumstein 13II)1850, 2-1/2r Black & Red, Orts-Post, Without Frame Around Cross (3; Zumstein 13II). Type 37, ample to huge margins including part or all of dividing lines on three sides, sheet margin at bottom and part of adjacent stamp at top, sharp impression and deep rich color, cancelled by perfect strike of blue "P.D." handstamp, matching "Chur 7 Oct. 50" double-circle datestamp on folded letter, light vertical file fold not affecting stamp or markings

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB BOTTOM SHEET MARGIN USAGE OF THE 2-1/2 RAPPEN ORTS-POST WITHOUT FRAME AROUND CROSS.

With 1998 Rellstab certificate

6,750
5,000
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515
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 515, General Foreign1850, 2-1/2r Black & Red, Orts-Post, Without Frame Around Cross (3; Zumstein 13II), 1850, 2-1/2r Black & Red, Orts-Post, Without Frame Around Cross (3; Zumstein 13II)1850, 2-1/2r Black & Red, Orts-Post, Without Frame Around Cross (3; Zumstein 13II). Type 32, ample to huge margins including all or part of dividing lines on three sides and part of adjacent stamp at top, fine impression and rich color, cancelled by bold blue "P.P." handstamp, matching "Solothurn 4 Aug. 51" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Torsiur(?)

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN IMMACULATE USAGE OF THE SWITZERLAND 2-1/2 RAPPEN ORTS-POST WITHOUT FRAME AROUND CROSS.

With 1998 Rellstab certificate

6,750
4,250
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516
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 516, General Foreign1850, 10r Black & Red on Yellow, Diagonal Half Used as 5r (8c; Zumstein 16II SFa), 1850, 10r Black & Red on Yellow, Diagonal Half Used as 5r (8c; Zumstein 16II SFa)1850, 10r Black & Red on Yellow, Diagonal Half Used as 5r (8c; Zumstein 16II SFa). Plate B. Type 40, large margins including part of dividing lines on both sides, deep rich colors, tied by diamond grid cancel on 1852 folded letter to Wattwil, neat strike of blue "Lichtensteig 28 Jan. 52" double-circle datestamp, indistinct receiving backstamp, light horizontal file fold far from stamp and markings

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE BISECTED USAGE OF THE SWITZERLAND 10-RAPPEN WITHOUT FRAME AROUND CROSS.

The bisect is unpriced in Zumstein. With 1998 Rellstab certificate

12,500
6,500
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517
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 517, General Foreign1850, 10r Black & Red on Yellow, Diagonal Half Used as 5r (8c; Zumstein 16II SFa), 1850, 10r Black & Red on Yellow, Diagonal Half Used as 5r (8c; Zumstein 16II SFa)1850, 10r Black & Red on Yellow, Diagonal Half Used as 5r (8c; Zumstein 16II SFa). Ample to large margins except just barely touched at top left corner and showing dividing line at top, deep rich color, tied by boldly struck grid of diamond, matching "Brennadern 8 Maj 52" on folded letter to Wattweil

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A CHOICE AND RARE BISECTED USAGE OF THE SWITZERLAND 10-RAPPEN WITHOUT FRAME AROUND CROSS.

With 1998 Rellstab certificate

12,500
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