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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.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
316
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 316, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)ARGENTINA, 1858, 5c Red, 10c Green (1, 2), ARGENTINA, 1858, 5c Red, 10c Green (1, 2)ARGENTINA, 1858, 5c Red, 10c Green (1, 2). Large margins, tied by well-struck "Correio Nacional del Rosario Franca" oval handstamp on blue folded cover to Montevideo, Uruguay, endorsed "pr. Menay" at top right, Jan. 13, 1859 docketing

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
317
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 317, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)BAVARIA, 1849, 1kr Deep Black, Plate I (1a; Michel 1 Ib), BAVARIA, 1849, 1kr Deep Black, Plate I (1a; Michel 1 Ib)BAVARIA, 1849, 1kr Deep Black, Plate I (1a; Michel 1 Ib). Large and even margins all around, intense shade, tied by three strikes of indistinct tombstone cancels on folded printed circular from Kenmath to Obergunzburg, sealed tear on bottom flap mentioned only for 100% accuracy

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.

5,800
1,700
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318
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 318, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)BERGEDORF, 1861, -1/2s Black on Pale Blue (1; Michel 1), BERGEDORF, 1861, -1/2s Black on Pale Blue (1; Michel 1)BERGEDORF, 1861, -1/2s Black on Pale Blue (1; Michel 1). Large margins to just in, tied by large five-bar grid, matching "Bergedorf 23 8" circular datestamp on buff cover to Hamburg, 1866 receiving backstamp, minor cover wear

FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER BEARING A SINGLE OF THE BERGEDORF HALF-SCHILLING BLACK ON PALE BLUE PAPER.

Friedl, Ebel and Grobe backstamps.

3,250
1,900
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319
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 319, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Deep Black, Early Impression (1), BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Deep Black, Early Impression (1)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Deep Black, Early Impression (1). Positions 49-50, horizontal pair, large margins, tied by well-struck "Correio Geral da Corte 6 1844 9" double-circle datestamp on back of light green folded letter to Barbacena, vertical file fold affects pair as does additional light crease, some ink erosion in address

VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE BRAZIL 30-REIS BULL'S EYE ISSUE ON COVER.

Ex Amazon.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,000
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320
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 320, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)CANADA, 1851, 3p Orange Vermilion (1a; SG 1a), CANADA, 1851, 3p Orange Vermilion (1a; SG 1a)CANADA, 1851, 3p Orange Vermilion (1a; SG 1a). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, tied by targets, red "Montreal JU 24, 1852" circular datestamp on light blue cover to Walpole N.H., red "Canada" in arc

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.

E. 3,000-4,000
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321
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 321, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)CRETE, 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1), CRETE, 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1)CRETE, 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1). Large to huge margins, control perf "28", tied by purple Union Jack with "Temenos" handstamp on blue cover addressed to "Rear Admiral Sir G. Noel KCMG, RN, HMS 'Revenge', Kandia", some minor edgewear

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.

E. 4,000-5,000
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322
ng
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 322, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)FRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Yellowish, Tête-Bêche Pair (3c), FRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Yellowish, Tête-Bêche Pair (3c)FRANCE, 1849, 20c Black on Yellowish, Tête-Bêche Pair (3c). Unused (no gum), large and even margins all around, intense shade and impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED TÊTE-BÊCHE PAIR OF THE FRANCE 1849 20-CENTIMES CERES ISSUE.

With 1969 P.F. certificate

10,000
2,100
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323
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 323, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)GAMBIA, 1869, 6p Blue (2; SG 3a), GAMBIA, 1869, 6p Blue (2; SG 3a)GAMBIA, 1869, 6p Blue (2; SG 3a). Large margins all around, deep shade on bright paper, tied by red "PD" in circle, red "A Gambia Au 18 69" circular datestamp on small cover to Mangiet, France, blue "Victor Barrere, Bathurst, Riviere Gambie, Cote Occidentale D'Afrique" oval handstamp, red London Paid circular datestamp and matching "PD" in circle tying stamp, red "8" crayon, Calais transit circular datestamp and French receiving backstamps

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.

E. 15,000-20,000
25,000
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324
og
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 324, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 8, AK, original gum, large to huge margins all around, intense shade and impression

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

10,000
5,500
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325
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 325, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2; SG 5 or SG D1(3)vh), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2; SG 5 or SG D1(3)vh)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2; SG 5 or SG D1(3)vh). Plate 1, large margins to full, pretty shade which is nicely complemented by well-struck red Wotton-under-Edge Maltese Cross cancel

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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326
bl
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 326, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Deep Blue (2; SG 4), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Deep Blue (2; SG 4)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Deep Blue (2; SG 4). Block of four from Plate 1, IE-IF/JE-JF, full margins to clear, bold black Maltese Cross cancels, top right stamp light diagonal crease

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.

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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327
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 327, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Argentina thru G.B.)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2 var; SG 6), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2 var; SG 6)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2 var; SG 6). Horizontal strip of five and four singles, Plate 1, margins to in, tied by red Maltese Cross cancels on folded letter datelined "Dublin 7 Septr. 1840" and addressed to Berlin, Germany, red "SE 9, 40" diamond backstamp, also Sept. 11 transit and Sept. 14 receiving oval datestamp, red ms. "4" silbergroschen credit, red ms. "9-3/4" rate marking, two G.B. Penny Blacks missing and with pair from Plate 5 added to the cover

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

E. 7,500-10,000
6,000
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