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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 — Newfoundland - Collection thru Air Posts

Lot
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Photo/Description
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328
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Newfoundland 1897-47 Collection. All of the stamps from Scott No. 61 to 270 (except for Nos. 75-77, which actually belong to an earlier series), plus three Air Post sets and all the Postage Dues, with listed varieties found throughout, contains all of the popular long sets, all Mint N.H., each selected for centering, margins and bright colors, Dr. Killien would often buy several of the same sets and pick out and upgrade until he a superb copy, in addition some of these stamps were bought individually at auction for multiples of their modest catalogue values, many of these sets are undoubtedly in the finest quality known, we feel extremely confident in stating this is the finest collection of Mint N.H. Newfoundland 1897-47 ever offered at auction

7,740
8,000
329
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 329, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 50c Scarlet, Air Post (C2; SG 143), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 50c Scarlet, Air Post (C2; SG 143)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 50c Scarlet, Air Post (C2; SG 143). Mint N.H., radiant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, Unitrade C$600.00

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330
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 330, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, Without Comma After "Post" (C2a; SG 143a), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, Without Comma After "Post" (C2a; SG 143a)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, Without Comma After "Post" (C2a; SG 143a). Mint N.H., excellent centering, wide margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, signed Sanabria, Unitrade C$660.00

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331
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 331, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, Without Period After "1919" (C2b; SG 143b), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, Without Period After "1919" (C2b; SG 143b)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, Without Period After "1919" (C2b; SG 143b). Mint N.H., marvelously well-centered within wide margins, vivid color on pristine white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, this variety occurs only on position 14 in the setting, ex Malibu, with 1983 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$1,300.00

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332
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 332, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, "A" under "a" (C2c; SG 143c), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, "A" under "a" (C2c; SG 143c)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post, "A" under "a" (C2c; SG 143c). Slightly glazed original gum, brilliant color, Very Fine, this variety occurs only on position 22 in the setting, SG £375, Unitrade C$650

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333
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 333, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post (C2, C2a, C2b, C2c; SG 143, 143a, 143b, 143c), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post (C2, C2a, C2b, C2c; SG 143, 143a, 143b, 143c)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, $1.00 on 15c Scarlet, Air Post (C2, C2a, C2b, C2c; SG 143, 143a, 143b, 143c). Complete setting of 25, with sixteen No. C2, seven C2a, and one each C2b and C2c, Mint N.H. except position 8 lightly hinged, vibrant color, slight staining between positions 11 and 16

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SETTING OF THE 1919 ALCOCK AND BROWN AIR POST.

Catalogued as singles. Unitrade C$16,490.00

9,750
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334
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 334, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3; SG 148a), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3; SG 148a)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3; SG 148a). Mint N.H., wide margins, intense color, Very Fine and choice, with undated A.P.S. certificate, Unitrade C$400.00

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335
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 335, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3; SG 148a), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3; SG 148a)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3; SG 148a). Exceptionally well-centered single tied by St. John's Nov. 25, 1921 duplex on flown cover with Royal Bank of Canada corner card, sent to Halifax (Feb. 4, 1922 backstamp), stamp is Extremely Fine, Unitrade C$250.00

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336
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 336, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, Period After "1921" (C3b; SG 148), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, Period After "1921" (C3b; SG 148)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, Period After "1921" (C3b; SG 148). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, wide margins, proof-like color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, signed Sanabria, Unitrade C$450.00

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337
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 337, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, "1" Below "f", Halifax Air Post (C3d; SG 148b), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, "1" Below "f", Halifax Air Post (C3d; SG 148b)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, "1" Below "f", Halifax Air Post (C3d; SG 148b). Mint N.H., wide margins, excellent centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, this variety occurs only once in the setting, Unitrade C$1,200.00

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338
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 338, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing (C3f; SG 148g), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing (C3f; SG 148g)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing (C3f; SG 148g). Mint N.H., extraordinarily wide and perfectly balance margins, gorgeous rich color on bright white paper, an Extremely Fine Gem for the perfectionist, Unitrade C$900.00

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339
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 339, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing (C3f; SG 148g), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing (C3f; SG 148g)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing (C3f; SG 148g). Mint N.H., wide margins, well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of a 1994 P.S.E. certificate for a block, Unitrade C$900.00

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340
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 340, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing, Period After "1921" (C3h; SG 148f), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing, Period After "1921" (C3h; SG 148f)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing, Period After "1921" (C3h; SG 148f). Mint N.H. (light natural gum streak at top), impeccably well-centered, wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate for a block, Unitrade C$700.00

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341
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 341, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing, "1" Below "f" (C3j; SG 148h), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing, "1" Below "f" (C3j; SG 148h)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, 1-1/2mm Spacing, "1" Below "f" (C3j; SG 148h). Mint N.H., remarkably wide margins, lovely rich color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, this variety occurs only once in the setting, Unitrade C$1,200.00

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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 342, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3, C3b, C3d, C3f, C3h, C3j; SG 148, 148a, 148b, 148f, 148g, 148h), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3, C3b, C3d, C3f, C3h, C3j; SG 148, 148a, 148b, 148f, 148g, 148h)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post (C3, C3b, C3d, C3f, C3h, C3j; SG 148, 148a, 148b, 148f, 148g, 148h). Complete setting of 25, Mint N.H. except positions 10, 20, 24 and 25 lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, vibrant color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SETTING OF THE 1921 35-CENT HALIFAX AIR POST. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE IN THIS PREMIUM QUALITY.

Catalogued as singles. Unitrade C$13,050.00

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343
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 343, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 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). Just the faintest trace of hinging, magnificent centering, rich luxuriant color on pristine white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST CENTERED COLUMBIA AIR POST STAMPS IN EXISTENCE.

Only 300 were printed and less than 200 unused stamps exist. The vast majority are centered to the left. The only copy we could find that compares to the centering of this stamp is the ex William H. Gross example.

With 2001 B.P.A. certificate. SG £6,500. Unitrade C$12,000.00

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344
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 344, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 Blue, DO-X Air Post (C12; SG 221), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 Blue, DO-X Air Post (C12; SG 221)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 Blue, DO-X Air Post (C12; SG 221). Mint N.H., choice centering, wonderfully bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, not easy to find in this select Mint N.H. quality, Unitrade C$800.00

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345
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 345, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1932,  $1.50 on $1.00 Dornier DO-X, Inverted Surcharge (C12a; SG 221a), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932,  $1.50 on $1.00 Dornier DO-X, Inverted Surcharge (C12a; SG 221a)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, $1.50 on $1.00 Dornier DO-X, Inverted Surcharge (C12a; SG 221a). Lightly hinged, choice centering, rich colors on brilliant paper

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE RARE DORNIER DO-X WITH INVERTED SURCHARGE. ONLY 50 WERE PRINTED.

These stamps were printed in sheets of four for use on the return flight of the Dornier DO-X from New York to Germany. Newfoundland mail was accepted for despatch by the DO-X, to be prepaid by Newfoundland stamps. According to the Sanabria catalogue, a total of 8,000 stamps with the DO-X surcharge were printed. Of these, 50 received inverted surcharges. Current estimates of the number known vary between 20 and 40. The Killien example is among the very finest known.

Ex Gruys and Malibu. Signed Bloch. With 2002 Greene Foundation and 2004 B.P.A. certificates. SG £21,000. Unitrade C$30,000.00

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346
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 346, Newfoundland - Collection thru Air PostsNEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, $4.50 Balbo Air Post (C18; SG 235), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, $4.50 Balbo Air Post (C18; SG 235)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, $4.50 Balbo Air Post (C18; SG 235). Mint N.H., precise centering, lavish margins all around, brilliant rich color, Extremely Fine, to try to find a finer example would be quite a challenge, with 1997 C.P.E.S. certificate for a block, Unitrade C$900.00

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