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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 — Collections and Accumulations - Scandinavia thru Virgin Islands

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1507
 
Scandinavia Collection. To 1980s in three Scott albums, unused and used, some 19th Century, majority of the value in 20th Century, incl. Sweden both 1924 UPU Congress sets, somewhat mixed condition

E. 750-1,000
800
1508
 
Scandinavia Small Balance. Four better items, Sweden Facit No. L6a full original gum (Obermuller-Wilen certificate), Norway 1863 8s Rose original gum, Norway 1941 20ö + 80ö Norwegian Legion large die proof, and Finland 1934 Generals Semi-postal set (B15-B17) in large die proofs, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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1509
 
Seychelles Small Unused Balance. A few varieties such as 1893 3c on 4c interpanneau block of four, 1r Silver Jubilee with extra flagstaff in corner selvage block, 1952 18c Carmine Lake with St. Edwards Crown watermark error (lightly hinged), also a 1947 UPU book and some forgeries, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
500
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1510
 
Spain Classic Small Balance. 40 stamps on black stock cards, from 1854 thru 1867-68 Issues, a few better items incl. No. 33 (with A.P.S. certificate), both used and unused, many with particularly nice eye-appeal and large margins, small faults to be expected but much Fine-Very Fine, two certificates accompany with a few others signed

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1511
og
Sweden Unused Accumulation. 1868-1939, neatly arranged in a stockbook, over 700 stamps incl. some blocks, with useful duplication, incl. First Issue set of reprints, after that appears to be all original printings, with 39 stamps from the 1858-62 Issue, incl. seven 50ö values1862-69 Issue incl. four 17ö Red Violet, 41 stamps from the 1872-77 Issue, incl. four 20ö, three 50ö and four 1rd, 1877-79 Issue incl. two 1rd values, later 19th Century incl. some blocks of the 1886-91 Issue, the 20th Century is well represented, though with less duplication, incl. both 1924 UPU sets, value in Official stamps, incl. three 20ö, two 24ö, two 50ö and two 1k of the First Issue, also dozens of Postage Dues, also five reprints of the 1856-62 Local Post, contains stamps with full original gum, part original gum and no gum, some faults (mostly small) as well as many saleable Fine-Very Fine stamp, the total catalogue is quite high, a it probably approaches six figures

E. 5,000-7,500
3,750
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1512
 
Sweden Balance. A few dozen mostly 19th Century, incl. 1855 3s, 8s and 24s used, each with Obermuller certificate stating genuine but repaired, some better later stamps such as 1869 17ö Gray, and some unused stamps, mixed condition

E. 750-1,000
750
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1513
 
Switzerland High Cataloguing Classic Group. 1843-1852, 23 mostly used stamps (plus two dubious not counted), Cantonals incl. Zurich 1846 6r, Geneva all three 1845-48 5c stamps and the 1850 5c Black & Red, Federal Administration three different 1850 2-/12r, plus several 1850-52, incl. unused 5r without frame around cross, mixed condition as is typical of these, Fine-Very Fine appearance, seven certificates accompany

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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1514
 
Switzerland Collection. To 1990 in two Scott albums, a few early stamps, most of the value is in the souvenir sheets, which appear to be complete, incl. the NABA sheet, mixed condition, inspection advised

E. 300-400
800
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1515
 
Switzerland Official Departmental Collection. Incl. both sets of the 1918 War Board of Trade, League of Nations, Labor Bureau, Education, etc., unused and used (sometimes both), unused mostly lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail is well over $3,000.00

E. 500-750
300
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1516
 
Trinidad and Tobago Collection. On homemade pages, incl. the separate issues of each colony, as well as Trinidad & Tobago to 1935, incl. some higher cataloging Trinidad stamps from the 1852-60 Issue, mix of unused and used throughout (sometimes both), early issues in typical mixed quality, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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1517
 
Tristan da Cunha Ephemera Holding. Many dozens of items, largely photographs, engravings, newspaper clippings, etc., which document the island's history and inhabitants, 1869-1963, incl. a beautiful 1869 multicolored book plate depicting the Settlement of Edinburgh in 1867, some rare early photographs of the island, incl. three executed by Rev. C.P. Lawrence, all three with tombstone naval censor handstamps on back (it is believed only twelve such censored photos are known), also photos of ships that visited the island, a few other postal items, incl. 1950 cacheted cover and a Post Office notice of the St. Helena 1961 Tristan relief set, this lot would nicely augment a specialized Tristan da Cunha collection

E. 400-500
750
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1518
 
Turkey Collection. Offered intact as received, in an Yvert album, 1863-1954, high degree of completion for major numbers, incl. the difficult issues of the 1911-22 period, as well as Postage Dues, Newspaper Stamps and other Back-of-Book, not only is there value in these straightforward stamps, but there are also numerous errors, varieties, cancels, multiples, unlisted Local issues, etc. that would be useful to the specialist, mostly Fine-Very Fine, Turkey collections with this much depth are rarely offered

E. 5,000-7,500
3,500
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1519
og
Turks Islands Unused Collection. On album pages, incl. 23 of the early surcharged stamps, with SG catalogue values to about £350, all of the later Queen Victoria issues, and a complete run of Turks & Caicos to 1957, plus some War Tax errors, most with original gum, a few small faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, five certificate accompany

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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1520
og
Virgin Island Virtually Complete Unused Collection. Through King George VI issues on Scott album pages, every space is filled, plus an additional page of duplicates (some used), the early issues contain both original gum and no gum stamps, later issues are original gum and generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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