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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Chad thru French Congo

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
567
og
Chad Exceptional Complete Unused Collection, 1922-1960. Offered intact as received, the complete collection catalogues €542, therefore the rest of the value is in 20 Yvert listed errors and varieties, each of these highly collectible errors were purchased individually over the years from auctions and dealers, they incl. a wide range of country name omitted, surcharge omitted, colors omitted, double and inverted overprints, some highlights are Yvert 14a, 19b, 39a, 41a, 51a among others, overall impressive level of quality for this area with a majority exceedingly well-centered and fresh, mostly Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 7,294
2,200
568
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 568, Chad thru French CongoDAHOMEY, 1912, 5c on 25c Blue and 10c on 40c Red on Straw, Inverted Surcharge (36a, 38a; Yvert 37a, 39a), DAHOMEY, 1912, 5c on 25c Blue and 10c on 40c Red on Straw, Inverted Surcharge (36a, 38a; Yvert 37a, 39a)DAHOMEY, 1912, 5c on 25c Blue and 10c on 40c Red on Straw, Inverted Surcharge (36a, 38a; Yvert 37a, 39a). Lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, only these two values are known with inverted surcharges, ex Wyer, Yvert €660

545
250
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569
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 569, Chad thru French CongoDAHOMEY, 1912, 10c on 50c Brown, Name in Red (40; Yvert 41), DAHOMEY, 1912, 10c on 50c Brown, Name in Red (40; Yvert 41)DAHOMEY, 1912, 10c on 50c Brown, Name in Red (40; Yvert 41). Lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, bright colors, Very Fine, the key stamp to the colony and especially difficult to find in this choice condition, signed Marquelet and A. Brun, with 1989 Behr certificate, Yvert €1,250

1,125
475
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570
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 570, Chad thru French CongoDAHOMEY, 1927, 10fr on 5fr Blue Violet & Red Brown, Surcharge Omitted (95 var; Yvert 83b), DAHOMEY, 1927, 10fr on 5fr Blue Violet & Red Brown, Surcharge Omitted (95 var; Yvert 83b)DAHOMEY, 1927, 10fr on 5fr Blue Violet & Red Brown, Surcharge Omitted (95 var; Yvert 83b). Lightly hinged, marvelous centering amid wide margins, bright fresh colors, Extremely Fine, a scarce error which is seldom offered, ex Wyer, Yvert value

€ 700
300
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571
og
Dahomey and Benin Unused Collection Balance, 1892-1960. Benin with the two Navigation sets, missing a couple values, Dahomey with Navigation Issue onwards through 1960 appearing complete with the exception of Yvert 41 (single lot in this sale), with Back-of-Book and two errors which are Yvert 66a and 67b, mainly Mint N.H. from 1913 Issue onwards, earlier typically lightly hinged, unusually fresh and well-centered throughout and keeping within Dr. Killien's high standards, Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 2,392
650
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572
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 572, Chad thru French CongoFRENCH CONGO, 1900, 4c Dark Red & Red, Error of Color (37e; Yvert 29a), FRENCH CONGO, 1900, 4c Dark Red & Red, Error of Color (37e; Yvert 29a)FRENCH CONGO, 1900, 4c Dark Red & Red, Error of Color (37e; Yvert 29a). Original gum, magnificently well-centered for this stamp which is rarely seen this nice, distinctive fresh colors, Extremely Fine, a rare stamp not only in scarcity but also condition this pristine, signed Isaac, Yvert €825

700
300
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573
og
French Congo and Middle Congo Unused Collections, 1892-1933. Begins with Navigation Issue onwards into Middle Congo, the overall quality is of better condition than often seen for this area especially in regard to the centering, exceedingly fresh colors throughout, a good portion of the collection is Mint N.H. with some of the earlier material lightly hinged, two errors are incl. which are Yvert 29b and 92a, mostly Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 2,158
400
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