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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 — Martinique thru Mauritania

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
653
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 653, Martinique thru MauritaniaMARTINIQUE, 1924, 1c on 2c Olive Green and Brown, Surcharge, Double Surcharge (114a; Yvert 105b), MARTINIQUE, 1924, 1c on 2c Olive Green and Brown, Surcharge, Double Surcharge (114a; Yvert 105b)MARTINIQUE, 1924, 1c on 2c Olive Green and Brown, Surcharge, Double Surcharge (114a; Yvert 105b). Lightly hinged, impeccably centered amid wide margins for this stamp, bold color, couple minute tone spots on reverse only, otherwise Extremely Fine, only 25 known and one of the finest centered we have seen, ex Gilbert, signed Driefus and Calves, Yvert €480

550
120
654
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 654, Martinique thru MauritaniaMARTINIQUE, 1924, 25c on 50c Rose & Brown, Surcharge (118; Yvert 109), MARTINIQUE, 1924, 25c on 50c Rose & Brown, Surcharge (118; Yvert 109)MARTINIQUE, 1924, 25c on 50c Rose & Brown, Surcharge (118; Yvert 109). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered for this issue, bright colors on fresh white paper, Very Fine and choice, the key stamp of this surcharged series, with 2013 Behr certificate, Yvert €760, Scott Retail as hinged

325
225
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655
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 655, Martinique thru MauritaniaMARTINIQUE, 1935, 5fr Ultramarine, Color of Error (177a; Yvert 159a), MARTINIQUE, 1935, 5fr Ultramarine, Color of Error (177a; Yvert 159a)MARTINIQUE, 1935, 5fr Ultramarine, Color of Error (177a; Yvert 159a). Mint N.H., incredibly well-centered, wonderfully fresh color issued in ultramarine rather than brown, Extremely Fine and pristine, an often overlooked and elusive color error, with 1993 Behr certificate, Yvert €1,820, Scott Retail as hinged

950
650
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656
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 656, Martinique thru MauritaniaMARTINIQUE, 1937, 3fr Green Colonial Arts Exposition Souvenir Sheet, Inscriptions Inverted (179b; Yvert BF1a), MARTINIQUE, 1937, 3fr Green Colonial Arts Exposition Souvenir Sheet, Inscriptions Inverted (179b; Yvert BF1a)MARTINIQUE, 1937, 3fr Green Colonial Arts Exposition Souvenir Sheet, Inscriptions Inverted (179b; Yvert BF1a). Mint N.H. with the slightest trace of mount glazing of little significance, exceptionally fresh color

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1937 3-FRANCS SOUVENIR SHEET WITH INSCRIPTIONS INVERTED. A RARE ERROR OF MARTINIQUE.

Ex Wyer. With 2000 Roumet certificate ("avec gomme intacte"). Yvert €3,640.

3,250
1,300
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657
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 657, Martinique thru MauritaniaMARTINIQUE, 1945, 8.50fr Orange, 18fr Brown, Air Posts, Unissued Colors (Yvert PA5A-PA5B), MARTINIQUE, 1945, 8.50fr Orange, 18fr Brown, Air Posts, Unissued Colors (Yvert PA5A-PA5B)MARTINIQUE, 1945, 8.50fr Orange, 18fr Brown, Air Posts, Unissued Colors (Yvert PA5A-PA5B). Mint N.H., exceedingly well-centered, lovely rich colors, Very Fine, each signed Behr and 18fr with 2011 Behr certificate, Yvert value

460
350
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658
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 658, Martinique thru MauritaniaMARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post (Q1; Yvert 60), MARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post (Q1; Yvert 60)MARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post (Q1; Yvert 60). Lightly hinged, sheet-margin at right, other margins large, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a choice example, signed A. Brun, Yvert €700

550
150
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659
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 659, Martinique thru MauritaniaMARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post, Inverted Surcharge (Q1a; Yvert 60a), MARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post, Inverted Surcharge (Q1a; Yvert 60a)MARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post, Inverted Surcharge (Q1a; Yvert 60a). Large part original gum, large balanced margins all around, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this rare error of which only 25 examples are known, signed A. Brun, Yvert €900

875
250
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660
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Martinique Unused Balance Collection, 1892-1947. Begins with Navigation Issue onwards, nearly all Mint N.H. from the 1906 Issue onwards, impressively pristine collection balance with nearly every stamp with choice centering and fresh colors overall, with Back-of-Book Air Posts and Postage Dues, even incl. six errors which are Yvert 83a-83b, 84a, 85b, 105c and 106a, mostly Very Fine, a great collection from which to build upon, Yvert value

€ 2,894
475
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661
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 661, Martinique thru MauritaniaMAURITANIA, 1939, 2.25fr+2fr Blue, Gutter Pair with in Combination with Sudan Inscription (B8 var; Yvert 104a), MAURITANIA, 1939, 2.25fr+2fr Blue, Gutter Pair with in Combination with Sudan Inscription (B8 var; Yvert 104a)MAURITANIA, 1939, 2.25fr+2fr Blue, Gutter Pair with in Combination with Sudan Inscription (B8 var; Yvert 104a). Mint N.H., incredible se-tenant gutter pair, precise centering amid wide margins, bright fresh colors, some perf separations largely at left edge of first horizontal row

VERY FINE. A RARE SE-TENANT GUTTER PAIR OF THE 1939 FRENCH REVOLUTION SERIES WITH BOTH MAURITANIA AND SUDAN INSCRIPTIONS.

Missing from even the most advanced collections such as Wyer and Gilbert

€ 3,000
1,400
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662
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 662, Martinique thru MauritaniaMAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Center Inverted (C11a; Yvert PA15a), MAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Center Inverted (C11a; Yvert PA15a)MAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Center Inverted (C11a; Yvert PA15a). Lightly hinged, flawlessly centered and far better than typically seen, bright fresh colors, well-incised impression on pristine paper, Extremely Fine Gem, an important error for any Air Post collector with only a single pane of 50 printed, signed Kessler among others, Yvert €1,200

1,200
700
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663
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 663, Martinique thru MauritaniaMAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Double Impression of Center (C11 var; Yvert PA15b), MAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Double Impression of Center (C11 var; Yvert PA15b)MAURITANIA, 1942, 10fr Ultramarine & Henna, Double Impression of Center (C11 var; Yvert PA15b). Mint N.H., noticeable doubling of center image, marvelous centering amid balanced margins, brilliant color, Very Fine, a seldom offered error, ex Wyer

€ 632
250
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664
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 664, Martinique thru MauritaniaMAURITANIA, 1942, 20fr Rose Carmine & Buff, Center Inverted (C12a; Yvert PA16a), MAURITANIA, 1942, 20fr Rose Carmine & Buff, Center Inverted (C12a; Yvert PA16a)MAURITANIA, 1942, 20fr Rose Carmine & Buff, Center Inverted (C12a; Yvert PA16a). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered amid balanced margins, radiant colors on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, a rare Air Post error missing from even the comprehensive Wyer collection, Yvert €1,265, Scott Retail as hinged

1,200
1,200
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665
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 665, Martinique thru MauritaniaMAURITANIA, 1942, 20fr Rose Carmine & Buff, Double Impression of Center (C12 var; Yvert PA16 var), MAURITANIA, 1942, 20fr Rose Carmine & Buff, Double Impression of Center (C12 var; Yvert PA16 var)MAURITANIA, 1942, 20fr Rose Carmine & Buff, Double Impression of Center (C12 var; Yvert PA16 var). Mint N.H., well-centered, fresh colors, superbly detailed impression on bright paper, Very Fine, an error not listed in either Scott, Yvert or Maury, ex Wyer

E. 500-750
350
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666
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Mauritania Complete Unused Collection, 1906-1944. Entirely Mint N.H. and complete collection with the exception of the 1906 Issue which has a couple values lightly hinged incl. Back-of-Book Air Posts and Postage Dues, overall a very fresh and well-centered collection, incl. Yvert PA2a with country name doubled (lightly hinged), mostly Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 1,726
325
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