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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 18-19 November, 2014

Category — Collections and Accumulations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2745
 
Belgium Collection. Mostly unused to 1963 in two stockbooks, some early issues, mostly of the value in 20th Century, particularly Semi-Postal sets, incl. 1918 Surcharges, 1932 Mercier and 1933 Orval Abbey, majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,200
2746
nh
Belgium Group of Primarily Mint Never Hinged Sets. Largely Semi-postals from the 1940s and 1950s, a few earlier (some of the early sets are hinged), also one souvenir sheet (1952 van Roey), many cataloging $50.00-$150.00 each, useful duplication incl. some blocks, four sets of the 1952 4fr+9fr and 8fr+9fr se-tenant pairs, also 1954 50fr and 100fr Air Post perf 12 x 11-1/2, except for a few early sets all Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail

5,570
750
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2747
c
Bermuda 19th Century Cover Group. 22 covers, all franked with Queen Victoria heads, some single uses incl. two with 1p to pay the local rate, 4p, 6p (incl. one with 6d. Dull Purple on 1873 cover to Scotland) and 1sh (1867 to Scotland), some two-color frankings and one three-color franking, most to the United Kingdom or United States, but also Germany, France and Ireland, condition is well above the norm for these, most are fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a scarce grouping of early Bermuda covers, Scans of the entire collection (1.3mb) can be found at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/1086/pdf/2747.pdf

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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2748
 
Brazil Early Stamps and Covers. Most with Diamantina straight line in oval cancel, five 1843 Bull Eye stamps (two 30r, one 60r), all with four margins and four with the Diamantina cancel, seventeen stampless covers, mostly from the 1830s or early 1840s from Diamantina, two covers with 1850 60r tied, plus a few miscellaneous letters or documents, the stamps all with Very Fine appearance, the covers in mixed condition

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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2749
 
British Commonwealth Accumulation. In four stockbooks, most of the value in 19th Century used, especially Australian States and Canada & Provinces, some unused and used 20th Century, useful duplication, somewhat mixed condition and the overall presentation is a bit messy, however there is plenty of value to justify our conservative estimate

E. 1,500-2,000
6,750
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2750
 
British Commonwealth Small Balance. British East Africa 1898 2r and 5r original gum, plus Specimen overprints to 20r, Canada 50c Jubilee used single, plate proof and Specimen oveprint, Mauritius 1989 36c Die Essay and Specimen Overprint, Southern Rhodesia 1950 2p Anniversary stamp, imperforate and unfinished proof with security punch, and Nyasaland 1951 Anniversary set in used blocks of four, a few imperfections, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
850
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2751
 
British Commonwealth Small Balance. Incl. British Central Africa £1 King Edward VII with original gum, Gambia 3sh King Edward VII, and four stamps with negative B.P.A. certificates (mostly forged cancels)

E. 100-150
1,000
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2752
nh
British Commonwealth Modern Accumulation. Of mostly Mint N.H. sets that were bought as new issues, some from the 1960s, incl. Omnibus sets, most are from the 1970s or 1980s, a few from the early 1990s, mainly Pacific or Atlantic island colonies, incl. Definitive and Commemorative sets, a few booklets, some Post Office packs, first day covers, etc., Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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2753
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British Commonwealth Modern Error Balance. Three Great Britain incl. SG 800a and 814a, one New Zealand (SG 1084a), and five Australia incl. SG 550ab and 18c Kingsford Smith block with misperf, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, For complete scans (1.0mb) of this lot, go to http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/1086/pdf/2753.pdf

E. 300-400
450
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2754
c
British Commonwealth Covers. Many hundreds, early to modern, mostly commercial but some philatelic are included, wide range of colonies, we note better and interesting covers mixed in with more ordinary uses, so inspection is encouraged

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
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2755
c
British Commonwealth Covers. 95 folded letters, incl. twenty from the 18th Century, others early to mid 19th Century, mostly stampless, vast majority from Great Britain, with a range of mostly domestic uses, also fifteen from India, incl. several from Madras to Edinburgh from the 1830s, a few other countries incl. a couple non-Commonwealth, typical mixed quality

E. 400-500
1,200
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2756
c
British Commonwealth Boer War Covers. 50 items, two are stampless ("On Active Service") from 1900 with Field Post Office cancels, about 20 have Great Britain stamps (mostly 1p Purple) tied by various Field Post Office postmarks, these are mainly to the United Kingdom, but we also note uses to St. Helena (P.O.W.), New South Wales, Sweden, and a correspondence of seven picture postcards to Canada, rest have mostly Transvaal stamps (or postal stationery), several of these are to New South Wales and also another P.O.W. to St. Helena, a few pieces of mint postal stationery, a few censored, some small faults, majority Fine or better, interesting group

E. 400-500
1,000
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2757
c
British Commonwealth 1937 Coronation Omnibus First Day Covers. 60 covers, each with a set (Canada has just the single stamp) of the 1937 Coronation on a first day cover (a couple are non-first day cover), some duplication, many have the special Coronation imprint or cachet, all sent to England, some registered, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
130
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2758
 
Canada Used Collection, 1852-2005. Neatly laid out in eight large stockbooks, there is duplication, with the focus being on cancels, much of the value of course is in the early stamps, with duplication not only for cancels, but also shades and Unitrade-listed varieties, the Small Queens in particular have a wide range of cancels, with dozens each of the 1c, 2c and 3c values (well over 100 of the 3c), some Jubilees incl. a choice 50c value with Greene Foundation certificate, the later issues also have extensive cancels interest and some varieties, even the modern issues have tagged varieties and circular datestamps, also useful Back-of-Book incl. two No. F3 with Greene Foundation certificates, scattered throughout are some multiples and covers, plus some items that are seldom encountered used such as #77b booklet pane (faults) and a 50c Bluenose plate block, also some revenues and Newfoundland, there are a small number of early stamps with minor faults, but this collection was assembled with centering, freshness and cancels in mind, so the vast majority is Fine-Very Fine or better, with many choice stamps in all periods, the owner's Unitrade value exceeds $100,000.00, 25 Greene Foundation certificates accompany

E. 10,000-15,000
12,500
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2759
 
Canada Collection. Mostly used to 1942 in a Scott album, a large portion of the value in 19th Century, with duplication on the pages, also some Provinces and Revenues on stockpages, condition is quite mixed and the presentation is messy, but there are enough better and medium priced stamps to easily justify our estimate

E. 750-1,000
2,600
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2760
 
Canada Re-entry Used Collection. Nearly 200 stamps, starts with the 1859 5c Vermilion and goes to the mid-20th Century, with all the re-entries identified using the Ralph Trimble website, only occasional duplication, though some stamps are represented by many different re-entries, incl. a superb example of the 1882 -1/2c Black major re-entry (Unitrade 34vi with Green Foundation certificate), nice showing of the Maple Leaf, Numeral and King Edward VII issues, plus over 30 examples of the 2c or 5c Registration stamps, incl. Unitrade Nos. F1bv and F2ii, both with Greene Foundation certificates, condition is well above the norm, the majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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2761
nh
Canada Mint N.H. Stock. To about 1950 neatly arranged in a large stockbook, a few Small Queens, Jubilee Issue to 15c, some useful turn-of-the-century, strong in the King George V period, with duplication (incl. on better stamps) up to about 20 of some, also Back-of-Book and a few booklet panes, Fine-Very Fine, a lot of highly saleable stamps

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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2762
 
Canada Unused and Used Stock. Neatly arranged in seven large pristine old-time stockbooks, from the early issues to the 1990s, the unused incl. some early issued, several Jubilees incl. 50c, $1.00 and $3.00, later issued incl. some high values, middle value in useful quantities, modern adding up to a fair amount of face value, and some Back-of-Book, the used has more early stamps, $4.00 and $5.00 Jubilees, and later issues in various quantities, somewhat mix condition, a large percentage is Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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2763
 
Canada Miscellaneous Balance. Small box with unused, used, plate blocks, booklets and a few covers, from all time periods, early stamps in mixed condition, later Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
475
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2764
nh
Canada Queen Elizabeth II Booklet Collection. Well over 100 booklets, range of all issues for the period, many are identified by Stanley Gibbons number, many varieties noted, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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