Sale 973 — 2009 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 June, 2009
Category — The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)
VERY FINE. AN IMMACULATE AND COLORFUL USAGE OF TWO DENOMINATIONS OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF ARGENTINA.
Ex Seybold. With 1992 Holcombe certificate and signed by him.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BAVARIA 1849 ONE-KREUZER USED ON A PRINTED CIRCULAR.
Bavaria was the first German state to issue its own postage stamps. The 1kr was used primarily for local mail and also for use on printed matter such as this circular.
Signed Bloch. Scott Retail as cancelled by both pen and postmarks -- this should be considered far more desirable as there are no pen cancels.
FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER BEARING A SINGLE OF THE BERGEDORF HALF-SCHILLING BLACK ON PALE BLUE PAPER.
Friedl, Ebel and Grobe backstamps.
VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE BRAZIL 30-REIS BULL'S EYE ISSUE ON COVER.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USAGE OF A PAIR OF THE CANADA 3-PENCE ORANGE VERMILION SHADE ON A COVER TO THE UNITED STATES.
From the Miss Parkman correspondence. Ex Foxbridge.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF CRETE UNDER THE BRITISH SPHERE OF ADMINISTRATION. NON-PHILATELIC USAGES ARE EXTREMELY RARE.
Covers are known which are philatelic and were sent home as souvenirs. However, the control perforation "28" was used for letters sent by the high officials and military and naval authorities concerned with the short-lived administration.
The purple handstamp used on this cover had previously been used as a provisional marking with date and value inserted. There is no date on this cover as a datestamp was issued at the time of the stamp's use. We can partly date the cover by the Admiral's movements -- he arrived on the Revenge on September 12, 1898 to supervise Turkish disarmament and surrender, and he left on December 27 after completing his task.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED TÊTE-BÊCHE PAIR OF THE FRANCE 1849 20-CENTIMES CERES ISSUE.
With 1969 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USAGE OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF GAMBIA. A MARVELOUS SHOWPIECE.
With 1958 P.F. and 1997 R.P.S. certificates. Last offered over ten years ago in our 1997 Rarities sale, where it realized $26,000 hammer.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL FOUR-MARGIN ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PENNY BLACK FROM PLATE 8. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.
With 1984 R.P.S. certificate. SG £12,000
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS DISTINCTIVE RED MALTESE CROSS CANCELLATION FROM WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE IS EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY ON SUCH A PRETTY STAMP.
The Maltese Cross cancels were all made by hand, and so there tends to be some variations. Some are distinctly different from what one normally sees -- this particular Maltese Cross cancellation is easily identifiable, because the outer lines have gaps.
With 1983 R.P.S. certificate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE GREAT BRITAIN 2-PENCE BLUE IN THE DEEP BLUE SHADE.
Blocks of this issue should be considered rare.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USAGE OF THE GREAT BRITAIN 2-PENCE BLUE, COMPRISING A STRIP OF FIVE AND THREE SINGLES, ON A FOLDED LETTER FROM DUBLIN TO BERLIN.
With 1978 R.P.S. certificate