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Sale 849 — The Christopher Gruys Collection

Sale Date — Friday, 20 September, 2002

Category — Parahyba Overprint

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4062
c
Sale Number 849, Lot Number 4062, Parahyba OverprintBRAZIL, 1930, "5" on 20,000r Blue, Parahyba Provisional (Unlisted), BRAZIL, 1930, "5" on 20,000r Blue, Parahyba Provisional (Unlisted)BRAZIL, 1930, "5" on 20,000r Blue, Parahyba Provisional (Unlisted). Choice centering, rich color, bold overprint, tied by neat strike of "Syndicato Condor Ltda., Parahyba, Servicio Aereo No Brasil, 30 Mai 1930" double-circle datestamp on picture post card depicting a public plaza, to Principality of Monaco, other side of post card bears 500r stamp similarly tied and with cachet, Friedrichschafen receiving datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PARAHYBA PROVISIONAL STAMP USED FROM PARAHYBA. ONLY FIVE ARE KNOWN USED ON ZEPPELIN MAIL. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF AIR POST PHILATELY.

At Parahyba, the supply of 5,000r stamps had been exhausted. The local post office authorized the overprinting of thirteen of the 20,000r stamps on hand. Some were sold at Parahyba, and some were sold at Recife. Only five examples used on Zeppelin mail are known. One of the others, used from Recife, is offered in the following lot.

Signed Sieger and with 1960 Sieger certificate.

E. 60,000-80,000
55,000
4063
c
Sale Number 849, Lot Number 4063, Parahyba OverprintBRAZIL, 1930, "5" on 20,000r Blue, Parahyba Provisional (Unlisted), BRAZIL, 1930, "5" on 20,000r Blue, Parahyba Provisional (Unlisted)BRAZIL, 1930, "5" on 20,000r Blue, Parahyba Provisional (Unlisted). Choice centering, rich color, used with horizontal pair of 200r and tied by neat strikes of "Syndicato Condor Ltda., Recife, Servicio Aereo No Brasil, 28 Mai 1930" double-circle datestamp on picture post card depicting LZ127 after landing, to Friedrichschafen, Germany, bold "Lakehurst N.J. Jun. 1, 1930" transit, purple cachets

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PARAHYBA PROVISIONAL USED FROM RECIFE. ONLY FIVE ARE KNOWN USED ON ZEPPELIN MAIL. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF AIR POST PHILATELY.

At Parahyba, the supply of 5,000r stamps had been exhausted. The local post office authorized the overprinting of thirteen of the 20,000r stamps on hand. Some were sold at Parahyba, and some were sold at Recife. Only five examples used on Zeppelin mail are known. One of the others, used from Parahyba, is offered in the previous lot.

Ex Kofler. Signed Sieger and with 1964 Sieger certificate. Also accompanied by 1964 Robson Lowe certificate.

E. 60,000-80,000
0
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