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Sale 1075 — 2014 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Category — Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru Turkey

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1282
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1282, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyCEYLON, 1861, 9p Brown Lilac, Clean-Cut Perf 14 to 15-1/2 (22; SG 25), CEYLON, 1861, 9p Brown Lilac, Clean-Cut Perf 14 to 15-1/2 (22; SG 25)CEYLON, 1861, 9p Brown Lilac, Clean-Cut Perf 14 to 15-1/2 (22; SG 25). Unused, small part original gum, rich color and a fine impression, small age spots visible mostly on reverse

FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 9-PENCE WITH CLEAN CUT PERFORATIONS.

Very few unused examples exist. This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records.

With 2013 Sismondo certificate. SG £15,000

16,000
6,500
1283
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1283, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyFAR EASTERN REPUBLIC, 1923, 20k on 1k to 20k on 70k Vladivostok Air Post (Michel 45A-58), FAR EASTERN REPUBLIC, 1923, 20k on 1k to 20k on 70k Vladivostok Air Post (Michel 45A-58)FAR EASTERN REPUBLIC, 1923, 20k on 1k to 20k on 70k Vladivostok Air Post (Michel 45A-58). Complete set of all sixteen values incl. four imperforate, some Mint N.H. incl. the key 20k on 2k and 20k on 3k values, others lightly hinged

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SET. NO MORE THAN 25 COMPLETE SETS CAN EXIST.

These stamps were on sale for only one day for a trial flight between Vladivostok and Spassk. Only 25 copies of three values were sold, the others in only slightly higher quantities.

All are signed by one or more experts, incl. Lussiuk, Kessler, Field, Bloch, Dr. Jem, Rossica, etc., plus there is a 1994 Mikulski certificate for six values. Michel value as hinged

€ 24,200
8,000
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1284
ngbl
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1284, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyGREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 9p Bister, Specimen Ovpt. (52S; SG 110s; SG Specialised J96t), GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 9p Bister, Specimen Ovpt. (52S; SG 110s; SG Specialised J96t)GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 9p Bister, Specimen Ovpt. (52S; SG 110s; SG Specialised J96t). Type 2 overprint, unused pane of twenty, lettered K-A to D-O, with imprints in top and bottom selvage, full selvage at left, and irregularly separated wing margin at right (as is the other full pane we have seen)

FINE. A SHOWPIECE FULL PANE OF SPECIMEN STAMPS.

With 2013 Sismondo certificate. SG Specialised value as twenty singles

£ 8,500
3,250
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1285
ngbl
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1285, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyGREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 10p Red Brown, Specimen Ovpt. (53S; SG 112s; SG Specialised J97s), GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 10p Red Brown, Specimen Ovpt. (53S; SG 112s; SG Specialised J97s)GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 10p Red Brown, Specimen Ovpt. (53S; SG 112s; SG Specialised J97s). Type 2 overprint, unused pane of twenty, lettered E-F to H-J, with imprints in the top and bottom selvage, and fully perforated wing margins at sides

FINE. A STRIKING AND VERY RARE FULL PANE OF SPECIMEN STAMPS.

With 2013 Sismondo certificate. SG Specialised value as twenty singles

£ 10,000
4,250
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1286
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1286, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyGREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 5sh Pale Rose (57a; SG 127), GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 5sh Pale Rose (57a; SG 127)GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 5sh Pale Rose (57a; SG 127). Plate 2, lettered I-H, unused (no gum), attractive color, Fine, a rare unused stamp, especially from Plate 2, with 2013 Sismondo certificate, SG £18,000

17,500
0
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1287
nhbl
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1287, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyGREAT BRITIAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1935, 20c on 1p Silver Jubilee, "CENTIMES" for "CENTIMOS" (68a; SG 150a), GREAT BRITIAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1935, 20c on 1p Silver Jubilee, "CENTIMES" for "CENTIMOS" (68a; SG 150a)GREAT BRITIAIN, Offices in Morocco, 1935, 20c on 1p Silver Jubilee, "CENTIMES" for "CENTIMOS" (68a; SG 150a). Block of nine, center stamp the error, Mint N.H. (two normal stamps lightly hinged), exceptionally well centered, small owner's handstamp on gum, Extremely Fine, this error occurred in only one position of a small second printing, an especially desirable and eye-appealing error in a block of nine, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £1,700

1,600
1,300
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1288
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1288, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyGREECE, 1933, 50l-50d Air Post Pictorials, Imperforate (C8-C14 var; Karamitsos A8a-A14a), GREECE, 1933, 50l-50d Air Post Pictorials, Imperforate (C8-C14 var; Karamitsos A8a-A14a)GREECE, 1933, 50l-50d Air Post Pictorials, Imperforate (C8-C14 var; Karamitsos A8a-A14a). Each in a horizontal or vertical pair, four values with sheet margins, h.r., bright colors

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME AND RARE SET OF IMPERFORATE PAIRS.

Only one sheet of 50 of each were printed. Karamitsos value

€ 7,000
1,900
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1289
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1289, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyLIBERIA, 1941, 50c on 1c to $1.00 First Flight Air Post (C17-C26), LIBERIA, 1941, 50c on 1c to $1.00 First Flight Air Post (C17-C26)LIBERIA, 1941, 50c on 1c to $1.00 First Flight Air Post (C17-C26). Some Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, beautiful rich colors throughout

VERY FINE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE SET OF THESE RARE AND UNDERVALUED AIR POST STAMPS. NO MORE THAN 42 SETS CAN EXIST.

This set was issued for the proposed 1941 first flight from Liberia to the United States. It was postponed due to World War II. Most of the issued stock was used on the later flight. Unused copies are especially rare. According to Sanabria, only 42 of the 50c on 3c and 43 each of the 50c on 1c and 50c on 2c were issued.

Each stamp signed. The key 50c on 1c and 50c on 20c signed A. Brun and with 1965 B.P.A. certificates.

6,300
4,750
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1290
nhbl
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1290, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyMEXICO, 1934, 20c-20p University Air Post (C54-C61), MEXICO, 1934, 20c-20p University Air Post (C54-C61)MEXICO, 1934, 20c-20p University Air Post (C54-C61). Mint N.H. set of blocks of four, remarkably bright and fresh throughout, some low values with natural gum skips

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME SET OF BLOCKS OF MEXICO'S MOST POPULAR ISSUE. ONLY A FEW SETS OF BLOCKS EXIST.

Scott Retail as singles

19,000
4,500
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1291
c
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1291, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyMEXICO, 1935, May 3 -- Earhart Solo Flight, Mexico City to New York City (AAMC 1231), MEXICO, 1935, May 3 -- Earhart Solo Flight, Mexico City to New York City (AAMC 1231)MEXICO, 1935, May 3 -- Earhart Solo Flight, Mexico City to New York City (AAMC 1231). Registered cover addressed to the pilot "Miss Amelia Earhart" in New York City, inscribed and signed "Carried by air, Mexico D.F. New York, May 8, 1935, Amelia Earhart", franked by Mexico 1935 20c Earhart Overprint (C74) and 40c Air Post Official (CO14), tied by May 2 circular datestamp, in combination with U.S. 3c and 15c tied by Newark N.J. May 8 receiving duplex, appropriate registry datestamps and labels on front and back

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL EARHART FLIGHT COVERS, BEARING THE RARE MEXICO 20-CENTAVOS EARHART GOODWILL FLIGHT OVERPRINTED STAMP.

Signed Heiman. Scott Retail for No. C74 used is $4,000.00. AAMC $10,000.00 for flown cover.

E. 10,000-15,000
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1292
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1292, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyMEXICO, 1929, 2c-1p Black Air Post Officials (CO3-CO10), MEXICO, 1929, 2c-1p Black Air Post Officials (CO3-CO10)MEXICO, 1929, 2c-1p Black Air Post Officials (CO3-CO10). Blocks of four, bright and fresh, most lightly hinged, one 1p stamp with trivial gum bend

FINE-VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO SETS OF BLOCKS RECORDED.

Only 100 of the 1p value was issued. Each signed Ruidiaz. Scott Retail as singles

11,100
0
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1293°
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1293, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyNEW BRUNSWICK, 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13), NEW BRUNSWICK, 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13)NEW BRUNSWICK, 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13). Large part original gum, rich color, some blunt or irregular perfs as is almost always the case on this stamp

A FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT CONNELL STAMP. PERHAPS 50-60 EXIST.

Connell, a provincial postmaster, had his own portrait engraved on the 5c stamp instead of Queen Victoria. Once this was discovered the entire printing of the Connell stamp was seized and destroyed. Some escaped destruction and today are very rare and much sought-after stamps.

The 5c Connell stamp is usually found with poor centering. The perforations are nearly always damaged from scissor-separation or are roughly pulled apart, the result of poor perforating. They also usually have creases, thins, and/or lack gum. The example offered here, being essentially sound and with large part original gum, is in far better condition than most of the other existing examples.

Signed Bloch. SG £8,500. Unitrade C$18,000.00

12,500
6,250
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1294
ngbl
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1294, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyNEW BRUNSWICK, 1863, 2c Orange, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (7a; SG 9a), NEW BRUNSWICK, 1863, 2c Orange, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (7a; SG 9a)NEW BRUNSWICK, 1863, 2c Orange, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (7a; SG 9a). Bottom left corner block of sixteen with imprints in the right selvage and bottom imperforate margin, without gum as are all known examples of this error, brilliant color, creasing in the selvage only

VERY FINE. A SHOWPIECE IMPRINT BLOCK. ONLY ONE SHEET CONTAINING 50 PAIRS IS KNOWN.

Catalogue values are as eight pairs. SG £3,800, Unitrade C$7,600.00

6,000
2,500
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1295
c
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1295, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyNEWFOUNDLAND, 1930, 50c on 36c Olive Green, Columbia Air Post (C5; SG 191), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1930, 50c on 36c Olive Green, Columbia Air Post (C5; SG 191)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1930, 50c on 36c Olive Green, Columbia Air Post (C5; SG 191). Position 3 in the setting, tied by "St. John's East Newf'd Sp 27 30" circular datestamp on cover to Montreal, stamp is unusually well centered and with deep intense color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE COVER WITH THE 1930 COLUMBIA AIR POST STAMP.

The Newfoundland government overprinted 300 copies of the 36c "Caribou" issue for use on this flight. Only 100 were actually used: 65 from St. John's and 35 from Harbour Grace. Five unused blocks of four are known. After flying 2,650 miles, the plane was forced down at Tresco Island, off the coast of England. The "Columbia" was able to finish the flight, landing at Croydon Airport on October 13.

This cover is unusual for two reasons. It is the only recorded example with the St. John's East postmark, and the only recorded used on a domestic (though overfranked) letter.

Scott Stamp & Coin handstamp and with 2013 Sismondo certificate. Unitrade C$17,500.00

14,000
5,000
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1296
ogbl
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1296, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 3p Dark Blue (3; SG 2), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 3p Dark Blue (3; SG 2)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 3p Dark Blue (3; SG 2). Block of four with full original gum, large margins all around, deeply rich color and a well incised impression, vertical crease between stamps, two light vertical creases in left pair, tiny thin speck in top left stamp, faint surface mark on bottom left stamp, Very Fine and handsome appearance, a rare original-gum block, the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, catalogue values are as four singles, SG £5,200, Unitrade C$17,600.00

5,200
2,700
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1297°
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1297, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG5), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG5)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG5). Large margins, deep rich color, light strike of oval grid cancel leaves entire design fully visible, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates, SG £550, Unitrade C$1,000.00

675
0
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1298
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1298, Worldwide Stamps: Ceylon thru TurkeyTURKEY, 1930 5l on 15k Green & Yellow Air Post Postal Tax (RAC23; Michel 21), TURKEY, 1930 5l on 15k Green & Yellow Air Post Postal Tax (RAC23; Michel 21)TURKEY, 1930 5l on 15k Green & Yellow Air Post Postal Tax (RAC23; Michel 21). Trivial h.r., unusually well-centered (most examples are centered to the top), rich colors, Very Fine and choice, one of the key rarities to completing a collection of Turkey, signed Champion and Sanabria, Michel €4,500

2,000
1,700
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