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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 (Hamburg thru Sweden)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
328
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 328, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)HAMBURG, 1859, -1/2s Black (1; Michel 1), HAMBURG, 1859, -1/2s Black (1; Michel 1)HAMBURG, 1859, -1/2s Black (1; Michel 1). Large to huge margins tied by four-bar grid, matching circular datestamp struck partly off top of cover to Altona, receiving backstamp, tiny cover tears at top and at right

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SINGLE FRANKING OF THE HAMBURG HALF-SCHILLING FIRST ISSUE.

With 2001 Lange certificate. Small Buhler and Pfenninger handstamps at bottom right.

9,250
3,500
329
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 329, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)HONG KONG, 1862-71, 6c Lilac, 48c Rose (12, 21; SG 6, 10), HONG KONG, 1862-71, 6c Lilac, 48c Rose (12, 21; SG 6, 10)HONG KONG, 1862-71, 6c Lilac, 48c Rose (12, 21; SG 6, 10). Bright colors, tied by two neat strikes of blue "B62" in barred oval handstamps, matching "Hong Kong MY 29, 1864" backstamp on folded letter to Ipswich, Mass., U.S.A., red "London JY 13, 1864 Paid" and also red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 24 Jul. 28, 1863" transit circular datestamps (New York marking with wrong yeardate), red "21 Cents" credit and purple "1" colonial credit, red Augustine Heard backstamp

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND ATTRACTIVE USAGE FROM HONG KONG TO THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE AUGUSTINE HEARD & COMPANY CORRESPONDENCE.

With 2004 R.P.S. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
8,500
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330
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 330, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, Scinde District Post (A2; SG S2), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, Scinde District Post (A2; SG S2)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, Scinde District Post (A2; SG S2). Large margins all around, bright color, neat strike of "96" in open grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-ANNA BLUE SCINDE DAWK.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein. SG £4,000.00

3,750
4,750
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331
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 331, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Red, Scinde District Post (A3; SG S3), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Red, Scinde District Post (A3; SG S3)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Red, Scinde District Post (A3; SG S3). Large margins, two tiny nicks of little consequence not mentioned on accompanying certificates, cancelled by diamond of dots and affixed to later piece which has a Shikarpore cancel

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-ANNA RED "SCINDE DAWK.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein. With 1969 P.F. and 1995 B.P.A. certificates. SG £11,000.00 Scott Retail as used

8,250
14,000
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332
og
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 332, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)LUXEMBOURG, 1082, 1c Gray Black (1), LUXEMBOURG, 1082, 1c Gray Black (1)LUXEMBOURG, 1082, 1c Gray Black (1). Original gum, large and even margins all around, sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST STAMP OF LUXEMBOURG.

With 1973 Nussbaum certificate.

4,750
2,100
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333
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 333, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)NEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 3p Dark Red (1a; SG 2), NEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 3p Dark Red (1a; SG 2)NEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 3p Dark Red (1a; SG 2). Two, used with diagonal bisect (1b; SG 2a), large margins, tied by neat strikes of oval grid, "St. John New Brunswick, MR 24, 1856" backstamp on cover to Ware, England, endorsed "By Steamer via Halifax NS" at bottom left, red "British 1d" handstamp and London transit datestamp, green receiving backstamp of April 7, right 2c slightly affected from placement near edge of cover, small piece out on back

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COVER FRANKED TO PAY THE 7-1/2 PENCE RATE FROM ST. JOHN'S TO ENGLAND VIA HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA.

Ex Ferrary. Signed Holcombe.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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334
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 334, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850-51, 1p Red on Yellowish Wove, 2p Blue on Bluish Wove (2, 7; SG 8, 33), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850-51, 1p Red on Yellowish Wove, 2p Blue on Bluish Wove (2, 7; SG 8, 33)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850-51, 1p Red on Yellowish Wove, 2p Blue on Bluish Wove (2, 7; SG 8, 33). Large and even margins, tied by barred ovals on blue folded letter datelined "Balmain Aug. 12, 1851" to Faringdon, England, red "Paid Ship Letter Sydney AU 13, 1851" rimless crown datestamp, endorsed "pr. Deucalion", ms. "8" debit, red London Jan. 15, 1852 and blue receiving backstamp of the same day, fresh and Very Fine, a gorgeous cover which spent a remarkable 155 days in transit

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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335
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 335, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)NEW ZEALAND, 1855, 2p Deep Blue (2; SG 2), NEW ZEALAND, 1855, 2p Deep Blue (2; SG 2)NEW ZEALAND, 1855, 2p Deep Blue (2; SG 2). Large margins, cancelled by grid, "Pepte, New Zealand, NO 8, 1855" backstamp on cover to Wellington, receiving circular datestamp, few small stains expertly removed from around stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USAGE OF THE NEW ZEALAND 2-PENCE FIRST ISSUE FROM PEPTE TO WELLINGTON.

With 1987 Holcombe certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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336
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 336, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)NOVA SCOTIA, 1853, 1p Red Brown (1; SG 1), NOVA SCOTIA, 1853, 1p Red Brown (1; SG 1)NOVA SCOTIA, 1853, 1p Red Brown (1; SG 1). Horizontal pair and single, large margins to just in, tied by "H" in grid cancels, "Halifax NO 8, 1858" backstamp on folded letter to Pictou, receiving backstamp, vertical file fold at left well away from stamps and light vertical file fold at right affecting right stamp, still Very Fine, an attractive and scarce cover

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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337
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 337, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)PARAGUAY, 1870, 1r Rose (1), PARAGUAY, 1870, 1r Rose (1)PARAGUAY, 1870, 1r Rose (1). Large margins all around, brilliant color, cancelled by neat strike of "Asuncion 11 Abr. 77" double-circle datestamp on cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, bold "A Cobrar 2 Centavos" due marking applied on arrival, receiving backstamp of April 16, slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USAGE OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF PARAGUAY ON A COVER MAILED WITH INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE TO ARGENTINA.

Ex Bustamante. With 1993 Holcombe certificate and signed by him.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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338
ogbl
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 338, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)PERU, 1857, 1r Blue on Bluish (1), PERU, 1857, 1r Blue on Bluish (1)PERU, 1857, 1r Blue on Bluish (1). Block of four, original gum, large and even margins, bright color, tiny thin speck at bottom right

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1857 ONE-REAL PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY ISSUE OF PERU.

Scott Retail as singles

5,000
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339
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 339, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)PHILIPPINES, 1854, 5c Orange (1), PHILIPPINES, 1854, 5c Orange (1)PHILIPPINES, 1854, 5c Orange (1). Large margins all around, radiant color, tied by well-struck circle of squares handstamp, indistinct circular datestamp at right, on folded letter to Salumaque and then forwarded to Vigan on Luzon, light file folds away from the stamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USAGE OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE PHILIPPINES.

Signed Bloch. With Pfenninger handstamp at bottom left.

3,000
5,750
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340
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 340, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)SARDINIA, 1851, 5c Black, 40c Violet Rose (1a, 3a; Sassone 1, 3b), SARDINIA, 1851, 5c Black, 40c Violet Rose (1a, 3a; Sassone 1, 3b)SARDINIA, 1851, 5c Black, 40c Violet Rose (1a, 3a; Sassone 1, 3b). Two 5c, large margins to just in, left 5c small scissors-cut at bottom right, tied by grid of diamonds, matching "Annecy 11 Nov. 1852" double-circle datestamp on folded cover to Lyon, France, red "P.D." handstamp, missing part of back, some wear

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE COMBINATION FRANKING OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF SARDINIA SENT FROM ANNECY TO LYON IN FRANCE. A SCARCE USAGE.

With 1994 Diena certificate and signed by him.

E. 5,000-7,500
3,250
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341
c
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 341, The Jonathan Rose Collection of First Issues of the World (Hamburg thru Sweden)SWEDEN, 1855, 2s Blue, 8s Bright Yellow (2, 4c; Facit 2f, 4d), SWEDEN, 1855, 2s Blue, 8s Bright Yellow (2, 4c; Facit 2f, 4d)SWEDEN, 1855, 2s Blue, 8s Bright Yellow (2, 4c; Facit 2f, 4d). Two 8s, brilliant colors, tied by "Gothebourg 18 7 1857" circular datestamps on blue folded letter to Christianstad, Finland, bold "Franco" in oval handstamp, left stamp light pre-printing paperfold

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND SCARCE FRANKING OF TWO STAMPS OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF SWEDEN ON A COVER TO FINLAND.

The franking pays the single letter rate.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
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