Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — General Foreign

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1011
 
Sperati Correspondence to J. Bruin. Six letters written by Jean de Sperati to Capt. J. Bruin in Hoboken N.J., with their original covers and each with typed transcript, also one response from Bruin to Sperati, contents mostly include details of orders for Sperati's work, all date from 1949 and early 1950, a most unusual and illuminating correspondence from one of the greatest forgers of all time

E. 1,000-1,500
0
1011A
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Sale 913, Lot 1011A, General Foreign1913, 1p Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperf Vertically (17a; SG 17ca). Mint NH block of four (two error pairs), fresh and well-centered

VERY FINE. A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE PERFORATION ERROR. ESPECIALLY RARE AS A BLOCK OF FOUR CONTAINING TWO EXAMPLES OF THE ERROR.

The ACSC notes that two sheets had a line of perfs omitted between the 3rd and 4th horizontal rows. Only one other block of four is recorded, in the archives of the Australia Post.

SG £3,400 as two errors.

4,000
6,000
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1012°
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Sale 913, Lot 1012, General ForeignBRITISH HONDURAS, Caye Service 3 Cents. Purple three-line typed label, tied by straightline "Cuthbert Bros." handstamp with matching "Sep. 18, 1895" handstamp struck in mauve on cover to Belize, British Honduras, few vertical file folds do not affect adhesive

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CAYE SERVICE LOCAL POST ISSUE. APPROXIMATELY SEVEN COVERS ARE KNOWN.

Around 1892 a Belize merchant named Cuthbert built a house on St. George's Cay. He also bought a steam yacht which sailed daily to and from Belize. After abuse of the free service by others on the caye, who expected their mails to be carried free of charge, he created this local typewritten stamp (the cost of producing dies and normal stamps was prohibitive). Approximately seven covers are known, used between July 28, 1894 and Sept. 27, 1895.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,750
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1013
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Sale 913, Lot 1013, General ForeignCANADA, 1959, 5c Seaway Invert (387a; SG 513a). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, well-centered, light soiling on a few perf tips

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CANADA SEAWAY INVERT.

SG £9,000

8,500
7,500
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1014
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Sale 913, Lot 1014, General ForeignCUBA, 1910, 10c Orange & Blue, Special Delivery, Center Inverted (E4a). Deep rich colors, choice centering, Very Fine, scarce

1,250
1,700
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