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Sale 885 — The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 1: Foreign Countries

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 November, 2004

Category — Stamped Mail by Country

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2091
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2091, Stamped Mail by CountryITALY, 1819-20, 15c, 50c "Cavallini" Lettersheets, ITALY, 1819-20, 15c, 50c "Cavallini" LettersheetsITALY, 1819-20, 15c, 50c "Cavallini" Lettersheets. Two, one with 15c Horse & Rider handstamp in blue on 1819 folded letter from Turin, Sardinia, other with 50c Horse & Rider blind embossed seal on 1820 folded letter from Sardinia to Torino, Very Fine, these Sardinian prepaid lettersheets pre-date Great Britain's Mulready by 21 years

E. 500-750
1,300
2092
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2092, Stamped Mail by CountryITALY, 1819, 50c Blue, "Cavalini", ITALY, 1819, 50c Blue, "Cavalini"ITALY, 1819, 50c Blue, "Cavalini". Impressed on inside of 1820 folded letter from the postal authorities in Genoa to the postal officials in Loano, contents explain the new stamps, two-line Genova datestamp and official red handstamps front and back, Fine, the Cavalini signed Bolaffi

E. 200-300
450
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2093
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2093, Stamped Mail by CountryITALY, 1820, 50c Embossed "Cavalini", ITALY, 1820, 50c Embossed "Cavalini"ITALY, 1820, 50c Embossed "Cavalini". Clear colorless impression at the top left of 1820 folded letter, remarkably fresh but a couple light filing creases in stamp, otherwise Very Fine, signed by A. Diena and E. Diena

E. 200-300
450
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2094
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2094, Stamped Mail by Country1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 1a, A-D, three large to huge margins, ample to barely touching at right, tied by red Maltese Cross cancel on folded cover to Birmingham, brown "B MY-6 1840" First Day of Issue datestamp on backflap, cover soiled and some slight splitting and reinforcement along folds

A FINE AND PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY RARE FIRST DAY USAGE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST POSTAGE STAMP.

With 1993 B.P.A. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
19,500
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2095
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2095, Stamped Mail by Country1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Horizontal strips of three and eight, lettered R-F/R-H and N-A/N-H respectively, ample to large margins all around, tied by red Maltese Cross cancels on a nearly complete folded letter (without its additional heavy contents), London May 16, 1840 backstamp, used only ten days after the May 6, 1840 official first day of use, three stamps affected by vertical filing creases

VERY FINE FOR A COVER OF SUCH A HIGH POSTAGE RATING. A SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION ITEM WITH PENNY BLACK STRIPS OF UNUSUAL SIZE AND QUALITY.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
23,000
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2096
c
1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Four stamps on three 1840 folded letters (June 16, Sept. 2 & Oct. 17), two earliest are single usages and the latest is a double-rate franked with two singles, also included are used Mulready 1p Entire and Lettersheet (Nos. U1, U3), both a bit worn, the stamped covers about Fine

E. 300-400
500
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2097
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2097, Stamped Mail by Country1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4), 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4)1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4). C-G, margins all around, tied by red Maltese Cross, matching Skipton datestamp on 1841 folded cover to London, slight negligible margin gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
850
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2098
c
1840, 1p Black, Mulready Lettersheet (U1). Two with printed advertising, one for insurance company in black with Maidstone Oct. 25, 1840 cds and red Maltese Cross, ms. "Sandway/delvy", other a bulletin board ad in blue with red London backstamp (Jul. 7, 1840) and Maltese Cross, incl. ads for a dentist and tooth brushes, minor wear and small faults, Fine pair

E. 150-200
525
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2099
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2099, Stamped Mail by Country1841, 1p Red (3), 1841, 1p Red (3)1841, 1p Red (3). Horizontal pair, ample margins to cut in, tied by numeral grids on illustrated Cheap Postage Propaganda cover to London, with Johnstone and Valentine imprints, Lewes Jul. 15, 1852 and London receiving backstamps, slight soiling, Very Fine

E. 300-400
525
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2100
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2100, Stamped Mail by Country1841, 1p Red (3), 1841, 1p Red (3)1841, 1p Red (3). Large margins to slightly in at right, tied by numeral grid on illustrated Peace Propaganda cover to Glasgow, with Valentine, Johnstone & Hunter and Ackermann & Co. imprints, London Aug. 23, 1850 and Glasgow receiving backstamps, couple toned spots, Very Fine

E. 150-200
400
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2101
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2101, Stamped Mail by CountryAFGHANISTAN, 1873-1876, 1sh Black and 1sh Ocher (10, 44), AFGHANISTAN, 1873-1876, 1sh Black and 1sh Ocher (10, 44)AFGHANISTAN, 1873-1876, 1sh Black and 1sh Ocher (10, 44). Two 1870's covers, first is franked with three cut-round examples of the 1sh Black with a piece from each one either scuffed or removed as was customary to show "cancellation", lengthy bi-lingual address, the 1sh Ocher also cut round and cancelled by removal of a small piece, additional seal handstamp cancellation, both covers used in combination with India -1/2a Blue (31), the first cover is opened to show both sides and has some fairly small edge flaws and one internal fault, a rare pair of covers from this exotic area of classic philately, on original exhibition page

E. 500-750
1,200
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2102
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2102, Stamped Mail by CountryAUSTRIA, 1850, 1kr Yellow, 6kr Brown & 9kr Blue (1, 4, 5), AUSTRIA, 1850, 1kr Yellow, 6kr Brown & 9kr Blue (1, 4, 5)AUSTRIA, 1850, 1kr Yellow, 6kr Brown & 9kr Blue (1, 4, 5). One of each with clear to huge margins, tied by "Triest 31/10 Abends" circular datestamp on 1857 folded letter to "Gibilterra" (Gibraltar), red "Austria" straightline and matching "P.D.", red French "Autr. Briancon" small double-circle plus bold Spanish "4R" due handstamp, four different backstamps including three French and one Spanish (San Roque), the 1kr with some slight extraneous cancelling ink and minor corner scissors cut, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
0
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2103
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2103, Stamped Mail by CountryAUSTRIA, 1863-64, 3kr-15kr Arms (23, 25, 26), AUSTRIA, 1863-64, 3kr-15kr Arms (23, 25, 26)AUSTRIA, 1863-64, 3kr-15kr Arms (23, 25, 26). Singles of the first two, a horizontal pair of the last, all beautifully tied by blue Vienna datestamps on 1866 registered cover to New York, a great range of markings including "Registered" expressed in three different languages, a Very Fine and colorful cover

E. 150-200
1,200
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2104
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2104, Stamped Mail by CountryAUSTRIA, Danube Steamship Co., 1866, 17(kr) Scarlet, Perf. 9-1/2 (Michel 1b), AUSTRIA, Danube Steamship Co., 1866, 17(kr) Scarlet, Perf. 9-1/2 (Michel 1b)AUSTRIA, Danube Steamship Co., 1866, 17(kr) Scarlet, Perf. 9-1/2 (Michel 1b). Well-centered, few blunt perfs. at left, tied by blue handstamp on 1867 folded letter to Braila, light cover file fold, Very Fine

E. 300-400
475
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2105
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2105, Stamped Mail by CountryAUSTRIA, Danube Steamship Co., 1867, 10(kr) Green, Ty. I (Michel 3 I), AUSTRIA, Danube Steamship Co., 1867, 10(kr) Green, Ty. I (Michel 3 I)AUSTRIA, Danube Steamship Co., 1867, 10(kr) Green, Ty. I (Michel 3 I). Tied by blue "Agentie D.D.S.G. Sistov" oval handstamp on 1869 folded letter, slightly aged file fold, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
625
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2106
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2106, Stamped Mail by CountryBELGIUM, 1851-54, 20c Blue, 40c Carmine Rose (7, 8), BELGIUM, 1851-54, 20c Blue, 40c Carmine Rose (7, 8)BELGIUM, 1851-54, 20c Blue, 40c Carmine Rose (7, 8). Single and strip of three respectively, margins to slightly in, tied by numeral "24" grids and Brussels datestamp on 1861 folded letter to New York, red "New York Br. Pkt." datestamp, Fine, scarce franking

E. 200-300
475
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2107
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2107, Stamped Mail by CountryBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Printing (2a), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Printing (2a)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Printing (2a). Large to huge margins, tied by straightline "S. Joao Delrei" handstamp on 1844 folded letter to Rio de Janeiro, slight ink erosion in last three letters of the postmark

VERY FINE. A CHOICE COVER BEARING A SINGLE BRAZIL 60-REIS "BULLS EYE".

Ex Newbury. Scott Retail $5,750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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2108
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2108, Stamped Mail by CountryBRAZIL, 1861, 430r Yellow (40), BRAZIL, 1861, 430r Yellow (40)BRAZIL, 1861, 430r Yellow (40). Large to huge margins, tied by oval "Correio Da Bahia" fancy double-oval handstamp on blue 1865 folded letter to France, another double-circle Bahia datestamp and French "Brazil/Bordeaux" receiving datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB TRANSATLANTIC USE OF THE BRAZIL 1861 430-REIS YELLOW.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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2109
 
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2109, Stamped Mail by CountryBRITISH GUIANA, 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14; SG 24), BRITISH GUIANA, 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14; SG 24)BRITISH GUIANA, 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14; SG 24). Large margins all around, clear impression on richly-colored paper, tied on small piece by an "Demerara AP 11 1856" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A COMPLETELY SOUND EXAMPLE WITH FULL RECTANGULAR MARGINS -- ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN OF THIS CLASSIC BRITISH COLONIAL RARITY.

Signed Thier and others. With 1974 A.P.S certificate. SG £6,000

7,500
3,500
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2110
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2110, Stamped Mail by CountryCAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1857-58, 1p Rose, 6p Pale Lilac (3, 5), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1857-58, 1p Rose, 6p Pale Lilac (3, 5)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1857-58, 1p Rose, 6p Pale Lilac (3, 5). Former is a strip of three, large margins to slightly in on the end stamps, latter margins to barely in, tied by triangular grids on 1861 folded letter from Capetown to Delft, Holland, red London transit, ms. rate marks, Fine, also includes a single 4p (4) 1857 internal usage from Graaff-Reinett to Middleburg, full margins and tied on fresh cover by "CGH" triangle, Very Fine

E. 500-750
2,200
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2111
 
CHILE, 1854-65, 1c-20c Columbus (3/14). Fourteen stamps and one cover, complete for these numbers less Nos. 4 & 6 but has the very scarce 5c Pale Brown Lithographed printing No. 7, includes several multiples and a few shades, the cover is an attractive diagonal bisect in pair with normal usage of the 10c Blue No. 10 paying the 15c rate from Coquimbo to Valpariso, the bisect "pair" and the vast majority of the off-cover stamps have four full margins, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 500-750
475
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2112
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2112, Stamped Mail by CountryFINLAND, 1856, 10k Rose (2), FINLAND, 1856, 10k Rose (2)FINLAND, 1856, 10k Rose (2). Balanced margins all around, tied by small boxed "Karis/8 Apr 1859" datestamp on folded cover to Riga, Latvia , additionally cancelled by neat ms. "squiggle", large boxed Cyrillic backstamp, light cover filing creases and minor soiling, otherwise Very Fine

1,650
800
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2113
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2113, Stamped Mail by Country1853-60, 10c-80c Napoleon (14, 15, 18, 19), 1853-60, 10c-80c Napoleon (14, 15, 18, 19)1853-60, 10c-80c Napoleon (14, 15, 18, 19). Singles of the first three and four singles of the last, margins to slightly in, a high 3fr90c rate to New York tied by numerals in diamonds of dots cancels on 1856 folded cover, black "N. York Br. Pkt. 10" debit datestamp, Fine, a scarce four-color franking

E. 100-150
425
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2114
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2114, Stamped Mail by Country1871, 25c Blue on Bluish (58), 1871, 25c Blue on Bluish (58)1871, 25c Blue on Bluish (58). Tied by Alencon 1876 double-circle datestamps on spectacular overall illustrated cover for Rowland's Wax Figures, rose-colored design showing Rowland's museum with people on horseback, in a carriage or standing in the foreground, the back with overall printing in the same color and reads "Rowland's Collosal Exhibition of Automatic Wax Figures and Mechanical Works of Art" in fancy ribbon, also "Patronized By Royalty" and two small portraits, one an unidentifiable male (Prince Albert?) and the other Queen Victoria, Fine, a stunning cover for exhibition

E. 200-300
500
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2115
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2115, Stamped Mail by Country1869, 5fr Laureated (37; Yvert 33), 1869, 5fr Laureated (37; Yvert 33)1869, 5fr Laureated (37; Yvert 33). Wonderfully well-centered, used with Napoleon 5c on Pale Blue (24) and Ceres 15c Bister on Yellowish (56) and tied by "8" in stars of dots on quadruple-rate folded letter to Arequipa, Peru, commercial correspondence concerning shipment of hats and English perfume, Paris double-circle datestamp, red London Paid and boxed "P.P.", "Voie de Southampton" and "Voie de Panama" handstamps in two blue straightlines, insignificant cover wrinkles

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FRANKING AND USAGE OF THE 5-FRANC NAPOLEON LAUREATED ISSUE TO PERU.

Signed Calves and with his 1978 certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
7,500
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2116
c
1853-1876, 1c-80c Definitives, Postage Due (14/68, J3). 28 stamps on twelve covers, includes Nos. 14, 15 & 19 to Russia, Nos. 15 & 19(3) to the U.S., mixed issues Nos. 29, 31 & 57, Nos. 59 & 63 to Paris, mixed issues Nos. 59 & 68, and a pair of No. J3 on an 1859 folded cover,

E. 300-400
550
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2117
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2117, Stamped Mail by Country1854, 20c Blue on Bluish (15), 1854, 20c Blue on Bluish (15)1854, 20c Blue on Bluish (15). Two closely cut singles, one in each corner of a small 1866 cover to France tied by "CEM A" in diamonds of dots, black "Corps Exp. Mexique.Bau A" outbound and red "Corps Exp. Mexique/V.Franc." receiving datestamps, an attractive and rare cover

E. 200-300
280
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2118
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2118, Stamped Mail by Country1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish (18), 1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish (18)1853, 40c Orange on Yellowish (18). Ample to huge margins,on 1861 cover to Alicante, Spain, tied by two-line "Estrangero Barcelona" handstamp, Marseilles merchant's blue oval cachet, "3" handstamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
200
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2119
 
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2119, Stamped Mail by Country1870-71, Siege of Paris Pigeon Post, 1870-71, Siege of Paris Pigeon Post1870-71, Siege of Paris Pigeon Post. Micrographed reproductions of newspapers sent to Paris by homing pigeons, on exhibition page with write-up and illustrations, Very Fine, the pigeons were sent out on balloons and if they got into friendly hands, the microfilmed copies were placed in a quill and affixed to the pigeons tail with a silk string, if the pigeon made a successful flight to Paris, then the film was retrieved and projected onto a wall for copying, fascinating lot

E. 750-1,000
525
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2120
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2120, Stamped Mail by Country1870, Gazette des Absents No. 13, 1870, Gazette des Absents No. 131870, Gazette des Absents No. 13. December 1870 folded "newspaper" carried on Ballon Monte flight from Paris to Calvados, 20c Napoleon tied by "12" in star of dots, carried by the Franklin and backstamped on arrival, Very Fine

E. 200-300
310
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2121
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2121, Stamped Mail by Country1870, "General Ulrich" Ballon Monte Cover, 1870, "General Ulrich" Ballon Monte Cover1870, "General Ulrich" Ballon Monte Cover. Printed form "Par Ballon Monte" folded letter to Switzerland franked with 40c Orange (35), apparently a 10c overpayment, tied by large star of dots, light Paris Nov. 17, 1870 datestamp, Fine

E. 150-200
270
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2122
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2122, Stamped Mail by Country1870, "Boules De Moulins" Cover, 1870, "Boules De Moulins" Cover1870, "Boules De Moulins" Cover. Tiny folded letter franked with France 20c and 80c Napoleon (33, 36) and tied by "2293" in diamonds of dots, Mazamet Jan. 5 datestamp, addressed to a French Lieutenant and inscribed "Paris par Moulins (Allier)", the letter is datelined December 4, 1871, although it seems it should have been "1870", the letter shows the slightest affect of moisture, Fine and rare, there were 55 zinc balls which contained between 500 and 800 letters that were floated down the Seine river from Moulins to Paris, each letter was required to be franked at the special 1fr rate and bear the inscription of Boule service

E. 500-750
675
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2123
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2123, Stamped Mail by CountryGREECE, 1862-70, 5l-80l Hermes Heads (18, 19, 21, 22, 34, 36), GREECE, 1862-70, 5l-80l Hermes Heads (18, 19, 21, 22, 34, 36)GREECE, 1862-70, 5l-80l Hermes Heads (18, 19, 21, 22, 34, 36). Five 1860's to 1871 folded letters, outbound or inbound postage due usages, one 1866 from Venice to Corfu with disinfection slits, all properly tied and with nice range of markings, Fine-Very Fine group of material from this popular collecting area

E. 400-500
0
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2124
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2124, Stamped Mail by Country1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1), 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1)1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1). Huge margins all around, cancelled by brownish-black diamond of dots on small native cover, stamp slightly creased

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING "SCINDE DAWK" COVER. ONE OF THE MAJOR RARITIES OF THE CLASSIC BRITISH EMPIRE.

With 1998 R.P.S. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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2125
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2125, Stamped Mail by Country1854, 4a Red & Blue (6), 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6)1854, 4a Red & Blue (6). Two, margins clear to just touched as typically seen, wonderful fresh colors, tied by dotted grid on exceptionally clean 1855 folded letter to France, small red French double-circle transit and boxed "India Paid", French and British due markings, ms. "pr. Str. Oriental via Marseilles" routing instructions, datestamps on back, Very Fine, handsome and desirable cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2126
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2126, Stamped Mail by Country1854, 4a Red & Blue (6), 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6)1854, 4a Red & Blue (6). Four cut-to-shape singles tied by "C" over "I" in diamond of dots and red French Suez transit on folded cover to Marseilles, red crescent "INDIA PAID", 1857 Madras datestamp and "16" decimes due, Fine and very scarce

E. 500-750
1,200
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2127
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2127, Stamped Mail by Country1854, 4a Red & Blue (6), 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6)1854, 4a Red & Blue (6). Two cut-to-shape singles lightly tied by "C" over "I" in diamond of dots on small folded letter to Marseilles, red French Suez transit, red crescent "INDIA PAID", "10" decimes due, Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
350
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2128
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2128, Stamped Mail by CountryJAMMU AND KASHMIR, 1866-70, 1a Red Orange (67), JAMMU AND KASHMIR, 1866-70, 1a Red Orange (67)JAMMU AND KASHMIR, 1866-70, 1a Red Orange (67). Two, tied by seals on native cover, Fine

E. 150-200
325
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2129
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2129, Stamped Mail by CountryKASHMIR, 1866, -1/2a Ultramarine (65), KASHMIR, 1866, -1/2a Ultramarine (65)KASHMIR, 1866, -1/2a Ultramarine (65). Tied by Kashmir datestamp on back of printed address cover to Bombay, used with horizontal pair of India -1/2a Blue (31) tied by "6" in bars, Bombay receiving datestamps and boxed "Train Late", small piece out of cover on one side, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
325
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2130
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2130, Stamped Mail by CountryROMAN STATES, 1852, 7b Black on Blue, 8b Black (8, 9), ROMAN STATES, 1852, 7b Black on Blue, 8b Black (8, 9)ROMAN STATES, 1852, 7b Black on Blue, 8b Black (8, 9). Tied together by lozenge cancel on a fresh 1857 folded cover from Civitavecchia to Genoa, a bit indistinct but nevertheless rare blue oval cachet featuring a steamship and red three-line "Piroscafi Postali Francesi", ms. rate mark, Fine

E. 150-200
260
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2131
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2131, Stamped Mail by CountrySICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 2, 5g Carmine, Plate 1, 10g Dark Blue (13, 14, 16; Sassone 4, 9, 13), SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 2, 5g Carmine, Plate 1, 10g Dark Blue (13, 14, 16; Sassone 4, 9, 13)SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 2, 5g Carmine, Plate 1, 10g Dark Blue (13, 14, 16; Sassone 4, 9, 13). Each has large margins to clear, each stamp has fresh color, tied by fancy frame cancels on folded letter to Napoli, matching "Mesa 18/18 Mare" two-line handstamp, company handstamp at bottom left also indicates Messina origination, light vertical file fold clear of stamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING USED FROM MESSINA TO NAPOLI.

Signed in pencil. With 2000 Raybaudi certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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2132
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2132, Stamped Mail by CountrySICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Green & 2g Blue (12,13), SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Green & 2g Blue (12,13)SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Green & 2g Blue (12,13). Tied by fancy frame cancel on fresh 1859 folded letter to Palermo, fancy "Licate" handstamp, Palermo Arrivo handstamp, Very Fine, it is interesting to note that despite regulations where Ferdinand II's image was not to be obliterated by cancel (thus the "horseshoe" frame), that both vignettes were cancelled by the postal clerk by single strike, either in haste or as an attempt to be efficient

E. 200-300
450
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2133
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2133, Stamped Mail by CountrySARDINIA, 1862, 5c Green (10), SARDINIA, 1862, 5c Green (10)SARDINIA, 1862, 5c Green (10). Two singles, margins to touching, used in combination with Italy 15c Blue, Ty. II (23), tied by town datestamps on 1863 folded letter from Livorno to Civitavecchia with that town's unframed "Via di Mare" handstamp, Fine and scarce combination cover

E. 150-200
85
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2134
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2134, Stamped Mail by CountryJAPAN, 1875, 1s Brown (53), JAPAN, 1875, 1s Brown (53)JAPAN, 1875, 1s Brown (53). Vertical strip of three, tied by cork cancels with circular datestamp on native paper cover, backstamped, Very Fine and scarce, signed Kruger

E. 500-750
500
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2135
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2135, Stamped Mail by CountryKOREA, 1900, 1p on 25p Maroon (17C), KOREA, 1900, 1p on 25p Maroon (17C)KOREA, 1900, 1p on 25p Maroon (17C). Tied by Seoul April 16, 1900 double-circle datestamp on folded advertisement with illustrations of Imperial Dragons, Very Fine and rare

E. 750-1,000
750
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2136
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2136, Stamped Mail by CountryLUXEMBOURG, 1852, 10c Gray Black (1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852, 10c Gray Black (1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852, 10c Gray Black (1). Two horizontal pairs with mostly large margins virtually all around, neatly tied by grids, "Luxembourg 21 Aout 56" datestamp and "PD" handstamp, strip also tied by orange-red London Paid receiving datestamp on neat 1856 folded letter (without side flaps) to London, Fine-Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
1,050
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2137
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2137, Stamped Mail by CountryMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Deep Red Brown, Worn Impression (5c; SG 19), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Deep Red Brown, Worn Impression (5c; SG 19)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Deep Red Brown, Worn Impression (5c; SG 19). Positions 3/6/9/12, vertical strip of four -- the entire third vertical row on the sheet of twelve -- ample to large margins except at lower left where barely in, tied by four strikes of target cancel, "G.P.O. Mauritius Au 8 1859" double-circle datestamp on back of grayish blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red French transit datestamp (Sep. 12) and black "8" decimes due handstamp both tie strip, French transit backstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COVER BEARING A LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE MAURITIUS ONE-PENNY "POST PAID" ISSUE. LAST OFFERED IN THE 1968 DALE-LICHTENSTEIN SALE.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein (H. R. Harmer, Sale One, Oct. 1968, where it realized $1,700, selling to Dr. LeBow).

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
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2138
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2138, Stamped Mail by CountryNETHERLANDS INDIES, 1845-46, (Unstated Value) Black on Bluish, Postage Due (J2), NETHERLANDS INDIES, 1845-46, (Unstated Value) Black on Bluish, Postage Due (J2)NETHERLANDS INDIES, 1845-46, (Unstated Value) Black on Bluish, Postage Due (J2). Ample margins, "2.16" due rate and "13 Augt 1846" date in manuscript, uncancelled as always, appropriately used on inbound folded cover to Samarang, Java, blue "Amsterdam 22/5" cds (under stamp) and "P.P." (Paid to Port) handstamp, docketing indicates May 19, 1846 origin date, pieces missing from cover due to ink erosion, the stamp is Very Fine and this is one of the more attractive covers bearing this rarity

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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2139
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2139, Stamped Mail by CountryNEW HEBRIDES, 1897, 1p, 2p Bicolored '"Australaisian New Hebrides Company, Limited, Port Vila", NEW HEBRIDES, 1897, 1p, 2p Bicolored '"Australaisian New Hebrides Company, Limited, Port Vila"NEW HEBRIDES, 1897, 1p, 2p Bicolored '"Australaisian New Hebrides Company, Limited, Port Vila". Used in combination with New South Wales -1/2p & 2p Victoria on cover to Sydney NSW, all stamps tied by "New Hebrides Vila DE 30 1897" datestamps, the unofficial bicolor stamps paid the "Interisland" postage and the other two the external postage, backstamped at Sydney on January 17, 1898, extraneous cancel ink around one stamp and minor cover scuff, otherwise Fine, rare cover

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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2140
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2140, Stamped Mail by CountryNEW ZEALAND, Great Barrier Island Pigeongram Service, 1899, 1sh Light Blue, NEW ZEALAND, Great Barrier Island Pigeongram Service, 1899, 1sh Light BlueNEW ZEALAND, Great Barrier Island Pigeongram Service, 1899, 1sh Light Blue. Tied by purple "The Great Barrier Original Pigeongram Service/Nov. 24, 1899" datestamp on flimsy, message concerns the writer's steamer trip to Aukland that evening, remarkably good condition considering the use and fragility of the paper, Fine and rare, on original exhibition page

E. 1,000-1,500
1,350
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2141
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2141, Stamped Mail by CountryNORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue (1), NORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue (1)NORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue (1). Full balanced margins all around, tied by bold Tromso datestamp on an immaculate 1856 folded cover, Very Fine, especially nice for this

E. 150-200
240
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2142
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2142, Stamped Mail by CountryPERU, 1872, 1p Orange, Diagonal Half Used As -1/2p (15a), PERU, 1872, 1p Orange, Diagonal Half Used As -1/2p (15a)PERU, 1872, 1p Orange, Diagonal Half Used As -1/2p (15a). Well tied by bold "C38" oval grid and used with Great Britain -1/2p, 1p, and four 6p Queen Victoria adhesives on 1876 cover to Genoa, Italy, light red London Paid, Sori and Callao backstamps, the cover without flap and slight edge nick at top, one of the 6p stamps is folded over cover edge

FINE AND VERY COLORFUL. ONE OF THE FEW MIXED-FRANKING COVERS IN THE WORLD INVOLVING A BISECTED STAMP.

The Peruvian half-peso postage (paid by the bisect) paid the internal rate, while the 25-1/2 pence in British stamps paid the required postage to Italy. Many more GB/Peru mixed-franking covers exist with one-dinero and twelve-pence postage combined.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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2143
 
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2143, Stamped Mail by CountryPOLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1), POLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1)POLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1). Tied by clearly struck numeral "224" in four-ring target, fancy "Turek" handstamp on remarkably fresh folded cover to Warsaw, neat yarn spinner's fancy handstamp cachet at top left, Very Fine and choice

E. 300-400
850
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2144
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2144, Stamped Mail by CountryPOLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1), POLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1)POLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1). Well-centered and fresh colors, tied by "182" in target on 1861 blue folded cover from Lodz to Warsaw, Very Fine, also includes three 1868-1869 folded covers from Warsaw (same correspondence) franked with Russia 10k Brown & Blue (23)

E. 300-400
525
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2145, Stamped Mail by CountryPOLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1), POLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1)POLAND, 1860, 10k Blue & Rose (1). Tied by boxed "1" (Warsaw) cancel on 1865 folded cover to Riga, Latvia, this is the only 19th century stamp issued by Poland as after 1865 the stamps of Russia were used for postage in Poland as exhibited by the accompanying 1867 cover from Warsaw to France bearing Russia 3k, 5k and 20k Arms (20, 22, 24), nice markings and a striking three-color franking, both covers Very Fine

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2146, Stamped Mail by CountryPORTUGAL, 1862, 10r Orange (13), PORTUGAL, 1862, 10r Orange (13)PORTUGAL, 1862, 10r Orange (13). Two 1863 folded covers, first with 25r Rose (14) tied by "1" in circular grid of squares to Madrid, other to Liverpool, franked with the 10r plus 5r Brown, Ty. II, 25r Rose (12a, 14), tied by "52" in circle of squares, "Porto" double-circle handstamp, huge margins to slightly in, Fine-Very Fine pair of two and three-color frankings from this popular country

E. 200-300
425
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2147
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2147, Stamped Mail by CountryPORTUGESE INDIA, 1873, 10r Black, 20r Vermilion (24, 25), PORTUGESE INDIA, 1873, 10r Black, 20r Vermilion (24, 25)PORTUGESE INDIA, 1873, 10r Black, 20r Vermilion (24, 25). 20r small pre-use nick, tied by grids on back of small pink cover to Margao, Pangim and Margao datestamps alongside, cover a trifle reduced at right, still an attractive example of the usage of these crude adhesives

E. 100-150
475
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2148
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2148, Stamped Mail by CountryROMANIA, 1859, 40pa Blue on Bluish Wove (6), ROMANIA, 1859, 40pa Blue on Bluish Wove (6)ROMANIA, 1859, 40pa Blue on Bluish Wove (6). Large to huge margins, beautifully tied by blue "Galatz Moldova" double-circle datestamp on 1859 folded letter with black mourning border, Very Fine and choice, ex Gibson; also includes a 40pa Blue on White Wove (9) tied by blue "Poltitscheni Moldova" double-circle on a large part of a folded cover, the stamp Very fine

E. 300-400
1,050
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2149
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2149, Stamped Mail by CountryROMANIA, 1862-64, 30pa Blue, Deep Blue (18, 21), ROMANIA, 1862-64, 30pa Blue, Deep Blue (18, 21)ROMANIA, 1862-64, 30pa Blue, Deep Blue (18, 21). Horizontal pair of former, single of latter, irregularly separated with mostly huge margins, the Deep Blue with some faults, blue oval cancels, matching "Husch Moldova 22/12" double-circle datestamp on registered folded cover, bold blue straightline "Recepisse" and ms. registration number at left, light stain spot and cover file folds, rare mixed-issue usage of reasonably nice appearance, difficult to find in any condition

E. 300-400
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ROMANIA POSTAL HISTORY. A small lot of three covers and a front, includes 1862 30pa Blue, minor stain, tied by framed "Franco Galatz" with Galatz/Moldova postmark to the right on cover front, the other three are complete covers with 1869-1871 Issues, includes No. 25 single franking to Vienna, three single No. 42 to Versailles, France, and mixed issues Nos. 42 and 47 also to Versailles, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
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2151
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2151, Stamped Mail by Country1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1), 1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1)1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1). Full to large margins all around, tied by "327" in square of dots on cover, straightline "TCHEMBARSK backstamp and boxed receiving datestamp, Very Fine and choice, signed Schlesinger

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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2152
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2152, Stamped Mail by Country1858, 10k Brown & Blue (2), 1858, 10k Brown & Blue (2)1858, 10k Brown & Blue (2). Well-centered and with fresh colors, tied by "14" in circle of dots of 1858 folded cover to Warsaw, Poland, various backstamp transits, Very Fine

350
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2153
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2153, Stamped Mail by Country1858, 10k Brown & Blue (2), 1858, 10k Brown & Blue (2)1858, 10k Brown & Blue (2). Well-centered, rich colors, tied by boxed Odessa datestamp on 1858 folded cover to St. Petersburg, Very Fine

E. 150-200
260
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2154
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1858-66, 1k-20k Arms (6, 8, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22-25). Thirty-four stamps on twelve covers or folded letters, one to the U.S., others to various countries in Europe, wide range of markings, lovely group of virtually all two and three-color frankings, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
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2155
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2155, Stamped Mail by Country1866, 3k Black & Deep Green, "V's" in Groundwork Error (20d), 1866, 3k Black & Deep Green, "V's" in Groundwork Error (20d)1866, 3k Black & Deep Green, "V's" in Groundwork Error (20d). Used with 20k Blue & Orange (24), tied by Odessa datestamp on 1871 folded cover to Livorno, Italy, nice range of markings, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2156, Stamped Mail by CountryRUSSIA (WENDEN/LIVONIA), 1880, 2k Black, Green & Red (L10), RUSSIA (WENDEN/LIVONIA), 1880, 2k Black, Green & Red (L10)RUSSIA (WENDEN/LIVONIA), 1880, 2k Black, Green & Red (L10). Tied by ms. "X", used with Russia 1883 7k Blue (35), both tied by circular datestamps on cover, vertical fold, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2157, Stamped Mail by CountrySPAIN, 1850, 6c Black, Thick Paper (1b), SPAIN, 1850, 6c Black, Thick Paper (1b)SPAIN, 1850, 6c Black, Thick Paper (1b). Ample to large margins, tied by red "Burgos" fancy double-circle on small Feb. 9, 1850 folded cover, Very Fine and choice

E. 100-150
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2158
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2158, Stamped Mail by CountrySPAIN, 1865, 12c Blue & Rose, Imperforate (69), SPAIN, 1865, 12c Blue & Rose, Imperforate (69)SPAIN, 1865, 12c Blue & Rose, Imperforate (69). Two vertical pairs, large balanced margins all around, fresh colors, each tied by numeral "2" in oval grid on 1865 folded letter to Vienna, Austria, small Barcelona double-circle datestamp, blue "PD" in circle, four backstamps, minor cover wrinkles, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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2159
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SPAIN POSTAL HISTORY. Thirteen covers and a front, includes a 1764 folded letter from Navarra, stamps include Nos. 1, 6, 12 (three single usages), 45 pair, 51 single to Paris, 69 three singles to Bayonne, France, 166-168 to Buenos Aires, scarce postal forgery of No. 193 and O5, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 750-1,000
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2160
 
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2160, Stamped Mail by CountryBASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8a), BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8a)BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8a). Margins all around, large at top, bright fresh colors, tied on small piece by red "Basel 3 Janv. 1848" double-circle datestamp, small light crease and associated minor scuff, neither readily apparent, otherwise a Fine example of this popular classic which is the world's first bicolored stamp, with 1967 P.F. certificate which describes the flaws as "crease at top and a small scrape", comments that we feel are a bit harsh

11,000
3,250
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2161, Stamped Mail by CountryBASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8), BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8)BASEL, 1845, 2-1/2r Basel Dove (3L1; Zumstein 8). Position 34, ample to large margins including small part of the frame line of the adjoining stamp at right, fresh color and excellent embossing of the dove, tied by red "Basel 11 Juil 1850" double-circle datestamp on small locally-addressed folded cover

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE COVER AND SELDOM SEEN IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION. POSSIBLY THE MOST BEAUTFUL CLASSIC IMPERFORATE EVER ISSUED FROM THE INFANCY OF MULTICOLOR PRINTING.

With 1930 Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies and 1996 Zumstein certificates

20,000
16,000
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2162
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2162, Stamped Mail by CountryGENEVA, 1847, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Large Eagle (2L3; Zumstein 6), GENEVA, 1847, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Large Eagle (2L3; Zumstein 6)GENEVA, 1847, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Large Eagle (2L3; Zumstein 6). Three ample to large margins, clear to frame line partially split at bottom, fresh color and tied on a petite folded cover by a red rosette, matching "Geneve 12 Juil 48" double-circle datestamp, Fine, a very pretty cover

3,100
625
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2163
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2163, Stamped Mail by CountryZURICH, 1846, 6r Black, Horizontal Lines (1L4; Zumstein 2W), ZURICH, 1846, 6r Black, Horizontal Lines (1L4; Zumstein 2W)ZURICH, 1846, 6r Black, Horizontal Lines (1L4; Zumstein 2W). Three large margins showing three complete dividing lines, slightly in at left, beautifully tied by red rosette, matching "Zurich 3/6 1846" circular datestamp on exceptionally fresh part-printed 1846 folded announcement, some minor internal splitting, Fine and quite handsome, with 1982 Friedl certificate

3,500
675
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2164
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2164, Stamped Mail by CountryGENEVA, 1850, 5c Black & Red, Vaud (2L6; Zumstein 10), GENEVA, 1850, 5c Black & Red, Vaud (2L6; Zumstein 10)GENEVA, 1850, 5c Black & Red, Vaud (2L6; Zumstein 10). Margins all around including parts of two cutting lines, very fresh, beautifully tied by bold diamond barred grid, "Geneve 15 Juin 54 12 M" circular datestamp on an 1854 locally-addressed folded letter, negligible cover soiling, light file folds

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COVER BEARING A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC SWISS CANTONAL ISSUE.

Ex Emerson. With 1968 P.F. certificate

3,250
2,400
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2165, Stamped Mail by CountrySWITZERLAND, 1854, 10r Blue, 15r Rose, 20r Pale Orange (21-23), SWITZERLAND, 1854, 10r Blue, 15r Rose, 20r Pale Orange (21-23)SWITZERLAND, 1854, 10r Blue, 15r Rose, 20r Pale Orange (21-23). Three, four and two examples respectively for a total of 1fr30c postage on cover to New Jersey, margins to slightly in as typically seen on these very closely spaced issues, tied by diamond grids and Geneva June 24, 1856 datestamp, the 10r and 20r at right tied by black "N.York Br. Pkt. 5" debit datestamp, 20r also by red "Suisse Fernex" French transit, black "PD" in circle, Paris backstamp, scarce and rather attractive three-color franking

E. 300-400
950
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2166
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2166, Stamped Mail by CountryTRINIDAD, 1847, (5c) Blue, Lady McLeod (SG 1), TRINIDAD, 1847, (5c) Blue, Lady McLeod (SG 1)TRINIDAD, 1847, (5c) Blue, Lady McLeod (SG 1). Ample to huge margins incl. right sheet margin, deep rich color and fine impression, tied by ms. "X" cancel (ink a bit smeared) on folded letter datelined "Port of Spain, 18th May 1847" to Taylor & Co. in San Fernando, file fold, slight toning and wear, stamp has minor crease and erosion spot at lower left where ink is smeared

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS LADY MCLEOD STAMP ON COVER.

This private-issue stamp appeared six months before the "Post Office" Mauritius and is the earliest stamp used in any British Colony. The stamp was issued in April 1847 to prepay the private conveyance of mails on the Lady Mcleod between Port of Spain and San Fernando. Details regarding the printing of this stamp have never been found, but it has been surmised that they were likely printed at the offices of the local newspaper, as were several other early British Colonial stamps and the Hawaiian Missionaries. The full story of this stamp is told on pp. 196-199 of Stamps of Fame by L.N. & M. Williams.

With 1970 Buhler and Diena certificates. Scott Retail $10,000.00 for pen-cancelled stamp off cover

E. 10,000-15,000
18,000
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2167
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2167, Stamped Mail by CountryTURKEY, 1863, 2pi Black on Dull Violet (2), TURKEY, 1863, 2pi Black on Dull Violet (2)TURKEY, 1863, 2pi Black on Dull Violet (2). Margins all around, tied on cover by fancy rectangle, without back flap and slight toning spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
325
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2168, Stamped Mail by CountryTURKEY, 1869, 2pi Bister Brown, Red Brown Border (J18), TURKEY, 1869, 2pi Bister Brown, Red Brown Border (J18)TURKEY, 1869, 2pi Bister Brown, Red Brown Border (J18). Tied on back of 1870 folded letter to Aleppo, used with France 40c Orange (35) vertical pair tied by "5083" diamond of dots, small "Constantinople Turquie" French P.O. datestamp, "Smyrne Turquie" French P.O. backstamp, small piece out of the back of the cover, relatively minor and some light age toning, otherwise Fine, rare cover

E. 300-400
210
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2169
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2169, Stamped Mail by CountryUGANDA, 1896, 1a Black, 3a Black, White Paper, Without Overprint (61, 64), UGANDA, 1896, 1a Black, 3a Black, White Paper, Without Overprint (61, 64)UGANDA, 1896, 1a Black, 3a Black, White Paper, Without Overprint (61, 64). 1a large margins, 3a ample to touching, tied by blue crayon "X" cancels, used with British East Africa 1896 2-1/2a Victoria (76), tied by Mombasa Apr. 12, 1898 datestamp on cover to London, Zanzibar and London backistamps, minor edge wear, Very Fine, scarce mixed franking (B.E.A. stamp required for external postage), ex Roberts

E. 400-500
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2170
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2170, Stamped Mail by CountryURUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10), URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10)URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10). Large to huge margins, lightly tied on fresh 1864 folded cover to Buenos Aires, neat Salto double-oval town datestamp, Very Fine and choice, ex Gibson

E. 150-200
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2171
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Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2171, Stamped Mail by CountryVICTORIA, 1854, 1/- Rose & Blue, Registration (F1), VICTORIA, 1854, 1/- Rose & Blue, Registration (F1)VICTORIA, 1854, 1/- Rose & Blue, Registration (F1). Large to huge margins, used with 2sh Green (19), three huge margins, slightly in at right, tied by "1/V" in barred oval cancel on 1855 registered cover to England, red crown "Registered" handstamp and other ms. markings, four different backstamps, some stray cancelling ink on the front of the cover, still Fine and very scarce, this is the world's first registry stamp

E. 300-400
1,150
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