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Sale 1076 — The Daniel H. and Marcel V. Collection of Birds of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Category — Guatemala

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2143
P
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2143, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1879, 1r Quetzal, Die Proof (16P), GUATEMALA, 1879, 1r Quetzal, Die Proof (16P)GUATEMALA, 1879, 1r Quetzal, Die Proof (16P). Measuring 55 x 50mm, single printed on thin paper in an unissued deep brown with American Banknote imprint at bottom, incredibly fresh color, Extremely Fine and scarce, ex American Bank Note Archives

E. 400-500
400
2144
Pbl
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2144, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881 Quetzal Proof, Vignette Only, GUATEMALA, 1881 Quetzal Proof, Vignette OnlyGUATEMALA, 1881 Quetzal Proof, Vignette Only. Block of sixteen with sheet margin at bottom with American Bank Note Company inscription at both bottom left and right, orange pencil manuscript marking of "Aug 19/81" at bottom (these stamps were issued on Nov. 7, 1881), small pinhole thin in bottom margin well away from stamps, also accompanied by a horizontal strip of three, Extremely Fine, a scarce proof multiple of the vignette of these popular Quetzal stamps

E. 500-750
250
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2145
Pbl
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2145, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881, 1c Black & Green, Proof, Center Inverted (21P var), GUATEMALA, 1881, 1c Black & Green, Proof, Center Inverted (21P var)GUATEMALA, 1881, 1c Black & Green, Proof, Center Inverted (21P var). Block of four on thin paper, vivid colors, sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE BLOCK WITH INVERTED CENTER AS ONLY ONE SHEET IS KNOWN.

The Quetzel is synonymous with Guatemala. Not only is it the national bird of Guatemala and graces numerous issues of their stamps but since 1925, it has been used to name the Guatemalan currency.

Unlike other denominations of this issue, the 1c was not issued with an inverted center. We have been unable to find similar examples in multiples of this size

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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2146
Pbl
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2146, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881, 2c Brown & Green, Plate Proof (22P), GUATEMALA, 1881, 2c Brown & Green, Plate Proof (22P)GUATEMALA, 1881, 2c Brown & Green, Plate Proof (22P). Top right sheet-margin block of ten (5x2) with American Banknote Company inscription at top, margins huge to large all around, wonderfully fresh, two light creases at top right with one just affecting the top right stamp, Very Fine, multiples of any size are incredibly rare as Goodman doesn't record any size beyond four

E. 500-750
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2147
Pbl
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2147, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881, 10c Grey Violet & Green, Plate Proof (24P), GUATEMALA, 1881, 10c Grey Violet & Green, Plate Proof (24P)GUATEMALA, 1881, 10c Grey Violet & Green, Plate Proof (24P). Top right sheet-margin block of ten (5x2) with American Banknote Company inscription at top, margins huge to large all around, strong color, sharp impression on bright paper, Very Fine, multiples of any size are incredibly rare as Goodman doesn't record any size beyond four

E. 500-750
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2148
nh
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2148, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881, 2c Brown & Green, Center Inverted (22a), GUATEMALA, 1881, 2c Brown & Green, Center Inverted (22a)GUATEMALA, 1881, 2c Brown & Green, Center Inverted (22a). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically well-centered within wide margins, bold colors, Extremely Fine and choice, an undervalued error, particularly in this premium condition, Scott Retail as hinged

400
550
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2149
c
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2149, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881, 5c Red & Green (23), GUATEMALA, 1881, 5c Red & Green (23)GUATEMALA, 1881, 5c Red & Green (23). Horizontal pair each being cancelled by violet target cancels with two corresponding "Correos, San Felipe, NOV 21 1885" circular datestamps, one of which ties the pair on cover, addressed to Perleberg, Germany, Guatemala despatch, London transit and Perleberg arrival backstamps, few trivial perf faults and light crease at right due to the stamps being placed at edge of cover, still Very Fine and attractive, this franking paid the double foreign letter rate

E. 300-400
130
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2150
c
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2150, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881, 5c Red & Green (23), GUATEMALA, 1881, 5c Red & Green (23)GUATEMALA, 1881, 5c Red & Green (23). Single tied on folded letter by both a violet target cancel and corresponding "Correos de Antigua, JUN 18 1886" double-circle handstamp, sent locally, cover with small disinfection hole punches one of which affects the top right of the stamp, Very Fine, an attractive usage paying the 5c internal rate

E. 200-300
100
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2151
c
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2151, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1881, 20c Yellow & Green (25), GUATEMALA, 1881, 20c Yellow & Green (25)GUATEMALA, 1881, 20c Yellow & Green (25). Single tied on folded letter by strike of a violet handstamp with well-struck corresponding "Correos, Guatemala, ABR 26 1883" octagonal datestamp at right, addressed to Bordeaux, France, French arrival backstamp, light horizontal file fold not affecting stamp, Very Fine, signed Calves, the 20c paid the double foreign letter rate and is a particularly scarce franking as less than ten are known on cover, the letter is written by Arthur Roudier who was the Consul for Venezuela at Boston and is discussing the shipment of cases of wine

E. 500-750
450
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2152
P
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2152, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1886, 20c Emerald, Renumbered Proof (35P), GUATEMALA, 1886, 20c Emerald, Renumbered Proof (35P)GUATEMALA, 1886, 20c Emerald, Renumbered Proof (35P). Measuring 62 x 60mm, single printed in issued color with American Bank Note Co. inscription at bottom and renumbered "26187", strong impression, Very Fine and fresh, ex American Bank Note Archives

E. 150-200
70
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2153
nh
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2153, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1894, 10c on 75c Carmine Rose (54), GUATEMALA, 1894, 10c on 75c Carmine Rose (54)GUATEMALA, 1894, 10c on 75c Carmine Rose (54). Positions 7-10, horizontal strip of four, each stamp Mint N.H. but with fingerprints on gum, bright fresh color, Fine, an incredibly rare multiple, Scott Retail as hinged singles

2,200
600
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2154
og
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2154, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1903, 25c on 200c Yellow, Missing "S" in "Centavos" (130 var), GUATEMALA, 1903, 25c on 200c Yellow, Missing "S" in "Centavos" (130 var)GUATEMALA, 1903, 25c on 200c Yellow, Missing "S" in "Centavos" (130 var). Horizontal strip of four with the error being the second stamp, bright color, gum with some adhesions, Fine, a rare variety being seldom offered

E. 200-300
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2155
Pbl
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2155, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1946, 3c Deep Blue, Reversed Proof on Cloth (317P), GUATEMALA, 1946, 3c Deep Blue, Reversed Proof on Cloth (317P)GUATEMALA, 1946, 3c Deep Blue, Reversed Proof on Cloth (317P). Complete sheet of 50 stamps printed on thick cloth-like fabric with impression reversed, Fine, we have been unable to find any information regarding this item, a great collateral item for the specialist

E. 150-200
180
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2156
TC
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2156, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1954, 1c Quetzal, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (354P), GUATEMALA, 1954, 1c Quetzal, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (354P)GUATEMALA, 1954, 1c Quetzal, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (354P). Twelve proofs measuring between 58 x 55mm and 59 x 69mm on card, various shades of color from different reds, orange, greens and blues incl. one that closely resembles the issued color of Deep Violet Blue, Very Fine

E. 400-500
275
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2157
E
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2157, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1946, 40c Carlos Sierra Franco Air Post Essay, GUATEMALA, 1946, 40c Carlos Sierra Franco Air Post EssayGUATEMALA, 1946, 40c Carlos Sierra Franco Air Post Essay. Two essays of the same design, one being in violet and printed on large card (measuring 185 x 138mm), the other being light blue on thin paper measuring 95 x 85mm and adhering to large die-sunk card (measuring 200 x 150mm), the latter with tone spots that only affect the large card, each essay signed Franco, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
180
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2158
P
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2158, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1950, 5c-1q National Hospital Fund Issue, Proofs and Progressive Die Proofs (C177-C180P), GUATEMALA, 1950, 5c-1q National Hospital Fund Issue, Proofs and Progressive Die Proofs (C177-C180P)GUATEMALA, 1950, 5c-1q National Hospital Fund Issue, Proofs and Progressive Die Proofs (C177-C180P). Set of the normal and reversed colors in unused blocks of four, also with set of imperforate reversed colors with sheet margin at left or right in blocks of four, issued souvenir sheet (toned), there are also thirteen progressive single die proofs (measuring approx. 150 x 120mm) being on imperforate gummed paper, showing various stages of printing incl. complete designs, quetzal missing, vignette only and frame only, each with blocks of color at top showing the colors used for printing, Very Fine, a beautiful and key component to any specialized collection of Guatemala, quetzal or bird collector

E. 1,500-2,000
700
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2159
nh
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2159, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1953, 1q Quetzal, Imperforate Vertically (C196 var), GUATEMALA, 1953, 1q Quetzal, Imperforate Vertically (C196 var)GUATEMALA, 1953, 1q Quetzal, Imperforate Vertically (C196 var). Bottom right sheet-margin horizontal strip of three, Mint N.H., fresh colors, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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2160
nh
Sale Number 1076, Lot Number 2160, GuatemalaGUATEMALA, 1969, 5c-15c "Aereo" Overprint Errors (C432-C434 vars), GUATEMALA, 1969, 5c-15c "Aereo" Overprint Errors (C432-C434 vars)GUATEMALA, 1969, 5c-15c "Aereo" Overprint Errors (C432-C434 vars). 4c, 8c and 15c vertical se-tenant pairs each with missing "Aereo" overprint on bottom stamp, also a 5c double overprint with one inverted with selvage at top, Mint N.H., Very Fine

E. 150-200
70
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