Sale 957 — The Islander Collection of South America, including Brazil, Buenos Aires, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Sale Date — Thursday, 5 June, 2008

Category — Colombia 1859 First Issue Proofs, Group Lot

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
165°
TC
Sale 957, Lot 165, Colombia 1859 First Issue Proofs, Group Lot1859, 2-1/2c Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof (1TC). Large margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, scarce proof

E. 200-300
900
166°
TC
Sale 957, Lot 166, Colombia 1859 First Issue Proofs, Group Lot1859, 10c Green, Trial Color Plate Proof (4TC). Large margins, small spot at bottom, couple tiny imperfections, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
275
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167°
TC
Sale 957, Lot 167, Colombia 1859 First Issue Proofs, Group Lot1859, 10c Light Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof (4TC). Ample margins, faint stain, couple tiny imperfections, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
325
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168°
 
Sale 957, Lot 168, Colombia 1859 First Issue Proofs, Group Lot1859, 2-1/2c-1p First Issue Study Collection (1-7). Small stockbook, some loose cards and auction lot sheets containing more than 400 stamps, some in multiples, every denomination and shade represented including some very scarce examples, approximately 100 mixed denominations are arranged by cancellation, including some beautiful strikes and colored markings, the other 300 or so stamps are arranged by denomination and shades, including the following approximate quantities (unused/used): 2-1/2c (32/16), 5c Stone A Violet shades (16/22) and Stone B Blue shades (19/8), 10c (25/13, including scarce Chocolate shades), 20c (60/32) and 1p (52/8, including five on bluish paper), a few of the highlights are shown above, including scarce unused single and used strip of three of the 5c Reddish Violet Stone A, 5c & 10c early shades tied on piece, 10c Chocolate pair, 20c Stone A block, 1p single on bluish paper, and 1p blocks (one on unusual grayish paper), some degree of small faults to be expected, but overall this is far above the typical Colombia First Issue condition with many superb stamps throughout, a rare opportunity to acquire Islander's working study collection, representing 40 years of selection from important sales

E. 7,500-10,000
24,000
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