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Sale 1003 — Specialized U.S. Collections, Air Post, Foreign Stamps & Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 15-17 December, 2010

Category — Foreign Stamps and Covers (Group Lots by Country)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5646
 
Belgium Collection, 1849-1990. Many hundreds of items housed in six volumes, two stock books and a small box, collection begins with one volume of specialized 1849-65 issues with cancels, multiples, covers, shades and other varieties, volume two has quite a few plate essays and trial color proofs plus better stamps such as Nos. 137-137, 212-215 Imperfs with huge sheet margins and B45-B47, next featuring Nos. B122, B132-B145 and B152a-B153a Miniature Sheets, continues and apparently complete to 1990, one volume of Parcel Post and few Occupations, about 80 different unused Postal Stationery items, few "Specimens", some FDC's and Souvenir Folders, overall Fine-Very Fine, a very comprehensive offering with much desirable specialized material included

E. 5,000-7,500
5,750
5647
c
Belgium-Related Postal History. 25 covers or cards, incl. several inbound usages such as 1837 from Argentina, 1845 from Brazil, 1865 cover from Haiti to Bordeaux routed thru Anvers, 1886 Postal Card from Uruguay to Anvers, several other interesting, mostly mounted on exhibit pages, overall fresh and Very Fine, a fascinating group

E. 500-750
7,000
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5648
c
Brazil Postal Stationery, 1867-99. Approximately 175 items in cover binder, mostly unused, Dom Pedro and Effigy of the Republic issues, envelopes and wrappers, a few used with additional adhesive franking, sizes, shades, some duplication, Fine-Very Fine, a nice group of this seldom offered stationery

E. 400-500
1,200
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5649
P
Egypt. Small accumulation of scarce material, incl. First and Pyramid Issues die proofs, four on glazed cards in black, three for envelopes, imperfs from the King Farouk collection and one of three known Egyptian Post Office blue paper seal stamp of Jaffa, interesting and valuable lot

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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5650
nh
Egypt Stock, 1900-55. Nice accumulation of Regular Issues and Air Post on pages and on stock sheets, virtually all Mint N.H., used not counted, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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5651
 
Finland Collection, 1856-1965. Virtually complete collection of well over 600 used and unused stamps on Scott Specialty pages, incl. some very nice 1861-74 Serpentine Roulettes, nearly all with full teeth, No. 10 on cover and four 1893 Reprints, good section of 1875-1916 Russian Empire Arms issues with cancels, and shades, incl. 32p Lake No. 32, all of the 1r, 3-1/2r, 7r, 1m and 10m high values, later Commemoratives and Pictorials, apparently complete Semi-Postals and Air Post with No. C1, overall Fine-Very Fine, far superior collection to those typically seen offered and a great foundation to build upon

E. 3,000-4,000
2,700
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5652
 
French Polynesia, 1940-60. Small collection on pages, Air Post sets, singles and imperforate pairs, Souvenir Sheets, couple Deluxe Proofs, Mint N.H., Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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5653
c
Germany, WWII Concentration Camp Mail. Eighteen covers or cards from Auschwitz, Dachau, Theresienstadt, Biberach, Oberdonau, Dranienburg, Birkenau, etc., Fine-Very Fine as these are generally found

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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5654
 
German Area Collection. Several hundred used and unused nineteenth and twentieth century stamps in one Scott Specialty album, incl. States, Offices, Colonies, DDR, Occupations and Territories, few better states, fair Offices and Colonies with quite a few high values, better Berlin and Saar, nearly complete DDR and more, no regular Germany, with some exceptions generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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5655
og
Gilbert & Ellice Islands Collection. Apparently complete to 1968 less two inexpensive stamps, incl. nice example of the £1 No. 26, also incl. a virtually all unused Fiji collection (not anywhere near as complete), with the best item an unused 5sh Edward VII and George V, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
750
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5656
 
Hong Kong Collection. Approximately 200 used and unused stamps on Scott Specialty pages, incl. complete 1862-80 Queen Victoria used except No. 22 unused with traces of original gum, some surcharges, King Edward VII less five values (No. 85 present used), King George V with both $10.00 values, virtually complete thereafter to the 1960's, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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5657
 
Hong Kong Used Collection, 1862-1996. Largely complete, incl. Nos. 23 and 28 and other better, there is a No.108 with Hong Kong corner cancel but with ms. fiscal removed, generally Fine-Very Fine, nice collection from this popular collecting area

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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5658
nh
Israel. Mint N.H. 3m-50m First Coin Tabs (extra 20m and 50m), Mint N.H. 250m-1,000m First Coin singles (no tabs), 1948 Festival set (10-14) Mint N.H. tabs and same on Herzl Cacheted cards and tied by First Day cancels (tabs shortened a bit to fit on cards), otherwise Fine-Very Fine, last with 2004 Yacov Tsachor photo certificate

E. 400-500
0
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5659
nh
Israel Collection. Two volumes, one 1948-63 Mint N.H. singles apparently complete, virtually every issue with corresponding FDC (no 1-9), second volume is Mint N.H. tabs from 1950-66, apparently complete from 1954, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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5660
nh
Israel New Issues. Many hundreds of Mint N.H. stamps and FDC's in original Israeli Philatelic Agency envelopes, most are 1970's and 1980's with some 1990's and a few early 2000, also a one volume mounted collection of basically the same era which starts out with some earlier United Nations (mostly covers), Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 500-750
300
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5661
c
Italy Covers. Approximately 150 items, incl. Stampless with a nice range of markings with quite a few of the attractive fancy types, 1870's with one used from Tunisia, some stamped with additional official handstamps, few Italian States, WWI Military Post Cards (couple POW's), lots of interesting markings, WWII POW's, also non-related small collections of 1873-1959 Norwegian Documentary Stamps and Worldwide International Reply Coupons, generally Fine-Very Fine, interesting lot

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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5662
 
Mexico Collection. Two volumes, nineteenth and twentieth century to about 1980, fairly complete (at least the later issues) either used or unused, wide range of issues with Regulars, Commemoratives, Air Post, other Back-of-the-Book, a few varieties and some minor duplication, we do not note anything particularly scarce, but the catalog value will probably exceed $10,000.00, condition a little mixed and virtually all confined to the earlier issues, otherwise generally Fine-Very Fine, also incl. 1998 Follansbee catalog

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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5663
 
Mexico Collection. Several hundred used and unused stamps in two volumes, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, almost entirely Varieties consisting of Proofs, Imperforates, Unlisted material, Fiscals, Perforation and Vignette shifts, Overprint Errors and a little Postal Stationery, generally Fine-Very Fine, wonderful lot for the specialist and probably conservatively estimated

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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5664
 
Netherlands and Colonies Collections. Fairly comprehensive nearly all used collections with covers, booklets, varieties, Colonies with Antilles, Indies and Surinam, there are no readily identifiable scarce stamps in the Netherlands part except for a few early issues, the rest are low to medium priced, same holds true for the Colonies however we note a used Surinam No. 34A, in addition to these two volumes there is a "fun" collection of Belgium 1869-70 Issue (between Nos. 28 and 35), these are "calendars" of used stamps with different dates of the months, some are presented by single denomination, some are mixed, nearly 2,000 stamps in all and must have taken a lot of patience (and time) to track down so many different, overall generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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5665
c
Palestine. Unusual collection of Occupation Registered covers with Jordan frankings and Prisoners of War covers from Syria, Fieldpost and Forerunner stamps and markings, Zionist Congress in Karlsbad, Fine-Very Fine, unique offering, worthy of careful inspection

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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5666
og
Panama Collection, 1904-59. Several hundred stamps in one volume, early material stuck down, later seems to be okay, the interesting part of the collection centers around the varieties with four earlier Pictorial Die Proofs or Essays, quite a number of blocks of four with inverted overprints and other overprint varieties, imperforate, part perforate, colors missing, trial colors, etc., generally Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 400-500
1,100
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5667
 
Portugal and Colonies Collection. Several hundred used and unused stamps in albums, stock books and on pages, Portugal features a very attractive virtually complete run from No. 1-169 in used condition, also some Fiscals (a few on document), variety of Colonies with decent Timor and some Macau, also about 100 pieces of used and unused Postal Stationery and some covers, overall Fine-Very Fine, nice lot of this popular collecting area

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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5668
nh
St. Pierre & Miquelon, "France Libre F.N.F.L." Ovpt. Stock. Approximately 100 virtually all Mint N.H. stamps, 20 different between 209 to 253, J46, J46a, also incl. half sheets of 25 of No. 229 and 250 (no gum and not counted but probably useful for plating), others virtually all Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
800
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5669
og
Trieste, Zone A. Collection and accumulation on pages and in glassines, incl. Ornamental Corner Blocks of Five (several better), many singles and gutter pairs, couple better FDC's, Parcel Post, interesting Revenues for different usages (virtually all gutter pairs), a little used, mixed lightly hinged and Mint N.H., also small group of AMG Germany with corner block sheet reconstructions of values to 50pf, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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5670
og
Turkey Collection. Scattered early issues, virtually complete from 1919 to 1972 with some rare items, also filled up stock book, appears to be virtually all Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine and very valuable collection

E. 5,000-7,500
3,500
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5671
c
Turkey Used in Jerusalem. About 20 items, incl. post cards, souvenir cover, Turkish postal stationery wrappers with additional Turkish adhesives (also souvenirs), Fine-Very Fine lot, most unusual and scarce

E. 300-400
300
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5672
og
Trucial States Collection, 1963-69. Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai and Fujeira on pages in complete sets (several better), incl. some unlisted imperfs., mixed lightly hinged and Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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5673
P
American Bank Note Co. Proofs. Ten items, mostly large die proofs incl. Chile (no portrait), Ecuador (2), Newfoundland, Panama, U.S. 4c Proprietary, also four Railway Co. bearer notes, some flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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5674
 
British Africa Collection. Several hundred mostly unused stamps in one Minkus album, Ascension to Zanzibar, nineteenth century to 1950's, nice range of countries with many better singles and sets, better countries incl. Ascension, British East Africa, Cape of Good Hope with "Mafeking" issues, Gambia and others, generally Fine-Very Fine, nice lot

E. 3,000-4,000
9,000
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5675
 
British Commonwealth Assortment. Thirteen items, mostly better, vast majority Western Australia and Australia, incl. Western Australia No. 1 used pair, original gum blocks of four of 40, 58, 75 and 94, Australia unused pair No. 50 with inverted watermark, singles of 52-53 and 100 and used block of ten 4p Kangaroo with"OS/NSW" perfin (Sydney /registered circular datestamps), Great Britain used No. 1 with trace of right imprint, Canada used No. 4d and Mint N.H. 177, virtually all Fine-Very Fine or better

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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5676
og
British Europe Collection. Several hundred nearly all unused stamps on Scott Specialty pages, nineteenth century to about 1975, incl. Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta, fair number of better singles and sets, also some Mesopotamia, virtually all Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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5677
 
Europe Collection. Many hundreds of used and unused stamps in two Schaubek albums, nineteenth century to about 1957 with fairly to largely complete Austria, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands and Switzerland, some better items scattered throughout, also Norway and Sweden, last features nearly complete 1924 UPU sets with both 5k values, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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5678
c
Foreign Covers. Selection of approximately 90 virtually all better covers mostly from the 1920's-40's, incl. Flights, complete sets, Eastern and Western Europe, Mideast and Latin America, many are really hard to find, excellent lot, mini-description with nearly every one, Fine-Very Fine

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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5679
nh
General Foreign. Odd pairing of Mint N.H. 1930's material from Canada and Philippines, former incl. 1935 King George Silver Jubilee (Nos. 211-216) with twelve sets plus seven to 22 each of 1c-10c values, few 13c with slight offset on gum, latter incl. blocks of four and singles of Nos. 319-324, ten each Nos. O5-O14 with scarce plate no. blocks of six or larger of 6c, 12c and 16c and some other blocks of four with plate nos., also three other issues in similar quantity, Fine-Very Fine

1,212
160
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5680
 
Small Foreign Balance. Six items, incl. G.B. Penny Black on part of cover, others are reference copies, Fine

E. 150-200
100
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5681
og
Worldwide Accumulation. Interesting assortment in one carton, incl. old collection remainder auction lots (much French Colonies), some United Nations, major part of the value is in Israel with quite a few better tab singles, also 1950 Carmine "Test Stamp", .20 Kefer Sava with brown omitted (only 50 believed known) and a J2 tab single imperforate and without ovpt., much Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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5682
 
Worldwide Collection. Property as received, thousands of mostly used stamps in 33 stockbooks, two albums and some loose stamps and covers, just about every stamp issuing country represented and virtually all 19th Century to mid-20th Century, duplication in spots, among the foreign we note some decent Japan and Korea, some nice Swiss semi-postals, quite a bit of China incl. Treaty Ports and could contain better material, FSAT better as Nos. 16-19, 23, 24, C6 and C12, the United States has reasonable value with some mostly second quality scarcer used 19th Century, unused C1-C6, interesting Revenues, some CSA General Issues, etc., Good-Very fine, this lot needs viewers with fortitude to wade through the uninteresting to find the better

E. 3,000-4,000
8,500
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5683
 
Worldwide Collection and Accumulation. Several thousand used and unused stamps in three cartons, incl. thirteen albums or binders, stock books and new issues of the 1970's and 80's in original envelopes, mostly general foreign but there is a fairly decent collection of Romania, also Ecuador and Venezuela, Israel (much of the new issue material is also Israel), common United States and so on, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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5684
 
Worldwide Collection and Accumulation. Large conglomeration of used and unused material in mostly sparsely filled albums, some slightly better India and Peru noted, nothing particularly scarce, just lots of stamps, also duplicates sorted in envelopes and some supplies, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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5685
 
Worldwide Collection. Thousands of mostly used stamps in five volumes, two United States in Harris albums, one small General Foreign and two huge Harris "Citation" albums, for the most part an industrial sized "packet" with a scattering of slightly better, couple USPO year sets and collector's duplicates sorted in legal-size envelopes, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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5686
 
Worldwide Collection. Several hundred used and unused stamps in four volumes, countries incl. France, Greece, Netherlands Indies (Indonesia), Philippines and North Africa (Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), decent representation of Greece and Netherlands Indies, others fair to sparsely populated, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,600
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5687
c
Worldwide Covers. Approximately 100 covers, wide rage of countries and issues, few Asia area, Europe, FDCs', flights, etc., a number are hard to find, Fine-Very Fine, nice clean lot of valuable material

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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5688
c
Worldwide Covers. Over 60 selected items, incl. four different Great Britain 1932-33 Zeppelin South America Flight covers, Israel 1-9 First Coins FDC, other First Days, sets, Registered, couple classic Russia and more, Fine-Very Fine, attractive and nice clean valuable lot

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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5689
c
Foreign Postal History Balance. 14 covers, incl. few with sets from French Colonies such as Cameroon, Lebanon, Syria, also Penny Black, few French incl. Ballon Monte, few others, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
1,400
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5690
 
Worldwide Stock. Thousands of used and unused stamps in counter books, in glassines, etc. mainly United States, Great Britain and Canada with some Australia, Cape of Good Hope and Mexico, we do not note anything especially scarce except for some nineteenth century in mixed condition, generally Fine-Very Fine, lots of stamps which were at one time part of a dealer's working stock

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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5691
 
The Royal Philatelic Collection. Full leather with hub spine and slip case, slipcase has a few dings and the front cover of the book has some slight rubbing, probably due to repeated removal from and reinsertion into the slipcase, otherwise Very Fine, one of the most beautiful philatelic literature items ever produced

E. 300-400
700
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