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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 — Senegal thru Tunisia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
763
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 763, Senegal thru TunisiaSENEGAL, 1942, 100fr Dark Red & Blue, Blue Omitted (C25 var; Yvert PA30a), SENEGAL, 1942, 100fr Dark Red & Blue, Blue Omitted (C25 var; Yvert PA30a)SENEGAL, 1942, 100fr Dark Red & Blue, Blue Omitted (C25 var; Yvert PA30a). Mint N.H., well-centered, deep rich color, pristine and fresh, Very Fine, quite scarce and visually striking, Yvert value

€ 1,150
275
764
og
Senegal Unused Collection, 1892-1944. Complete for the period incl. Back-of-Book Air Posts and Postage Dues, missing just a couple low-value Postage due stamps, some early material is hinged but large portion is Mint N.H., overall quality is of a higher level than normally expected with this colony incl. some of the more valuable sets and singles such as 1906 Issue and the first postage dues which have large margins, also with three errors (Yvert 96a, 112a, 147a), mostly Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 3,441
800
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765
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 765, Senegal thru TunisiaSOMALI COAST, 1894, 1fr on 5fr Carmine (4; Yvert 4), SOMALI COAST, 1894, 1fr on 5fr Carmine (4; Yvert 4)SOMALI COAST, 1894, 1fr on 5fr Carmine (4; Yvert 4). Original gum, lightly hinged, large balanced margins, fresh color and well-struck surcharge, Very Fine, a choice example, signed Bloch, Yvert €840

725
550
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766
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 766, Senegal thru TunisiaSOMALI COAST, 1938-40, 5fr-20fr Pictorials, Center Omitted (176-178 vars; Yvert 167a-169a), SOMALI COAST, 1938-40, 5fr-20fr Pictorials, Center Omitted (176-178 vars; Yvert 167a-169a)SOMALI COAST, 1938-40, 5fr-20fr Pictorials, Center Omitted (176-178 vars; Yvert 167a-169a). Mint N.H., well-centered, radiant colors on each, fresh and Very Fine, a seldom offered trio of these very visual errors with center omitted, Yvert value

1,920
425
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767
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 767, Senegal thru TunisiaSOMALI COAST, 1943, 70c Light Violet, "French Libre" Overprint, Overprint Inverted (208a; Yvert 218a), SOMALI COAST, 1943, 70c Light Violet, "French Libre" Overprint, Overprint Inverted (208a; Yvert 218a)SOMALI COAST, 1943, 70c Light Violet, "French Libre" Overprint, Overprint Inverted (208a; Yvert 218a). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, Yvert €480, Scott Retail as hinged

275
180
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768
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 768, Senegal thru TunisiaSOMALI COAST, 1943, 20fr Green, Value Omitted (237 var; Yvert 247a), SOMALI COAST, 1943, 20fr Green, Value Omitted (237 var; Yvert 247a)SOMALI COAST, 1943, 20fr Green, Value Omitted (237 var; Yvert 247a). Mint N.H., impeccably centered amid balanced margins, deep rich color on pristine paper, Extremely Fine, a surprisingly elusive error, signed A. Brun and Calves, Yvert value

€ 1,265
600
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769
og
Somali Coast, Obock and Afars and Issas Exceptional Unused Collection Balances, 1892-1967. Obock from Navigation Issue missing only a few stamps for completion for period, Somali Coast which incl. Djibouti predominately complete from 1902 Issue onwards thru 1967 which also incl. the "French Libre" overprints, earlier period missing a few rarities, Afars and Issas which appears complete thru 1977, each area has Back-of-Book with Semi-Postals, Air Posts and Postage Dues, even incl. nine scarce Somali Coast errors which are Yvert 39b, 44a, 46a, 65a, 146a, 235a, 256a-256b and 260a, a surprising portion of the collections are Mint N.H. with lightly hinged material confined to early Obock and Djibouti periods, overall condition is far superior to that which is often seen with imperforates having large balanced margins and perforated stamps particularly well-centered, fresh colors throughout, mostly Very Fine, highly desirable collection balances which would take an enormous amount of effort to recreate over the course of many years, Yvert value

€ 8,311
1,900
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770
og
Togo Unused Collection, 1916-1960. Complete thru this period, nearly all Mint N.H. except for the couple issues which normally come with tropicalized original gum (far less severe than usually seen), incl. Back-of-Book Issues of Semi-Postals, Air Posts and Postage Dues, a few errors as well such as Yvert 101a and 230a-232a, additional Scott $101.30 in catalogue from period in which Yvert ends, mainly Very Fine, Yvert value

€ 1,421
250
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771
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 771, Senegal thru TunisiaTUNISIA, 1902, 25c on 15c Blue, Double Surcharge (28 var; Yvert 28a, Maury 28b), TUNISIA, 1902, 25c on 15c Blue, Double Surcharge (28 var; Yvert 28a, Maury 28b)TUNISIA, 1902, 25c on 15c Blue, Double Surcharge (28 var; Yvert 28a, Maury 28b). Mint N.H., incredibly fresh color on pristine paper, Fine, a tremendous rarity in never hinged condition and one of only a few unused examples reported, ex Pearls of Arabia, with 2009 du Vachat certificate, listed but unpriced in Yvert, Maury value

€ 1,150
275
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772
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 772, Senegal thru TunisiaTUNISIA, 1906-26, 1fr Red & Dark Brown, Center Omitted (52 var; Yvert 39Aa), TUNISIA, 1906-26, 1fr Red & Dark Brown, Center Omitted (52 var; Yvert 39Aa)TUNISIA, 1906-26, 1fr Red & Dark Brown, Center Omitted (52 var; Yvert 39Aa). Lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered amid particularly wide margins, brilliant color, pinpoint thin speck, Very Fine appearance, a rare and striking error, Yvert value

€ 2,200
350
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773
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 773, Senegal thru TunisiaTUNISIA, 1923-25, 10c on 5c to 50c on 25c Surcharges, Errors (70a-70c, 71a, 73a-73b; Yvert 96a-96c, 97a, 99a-99b), TUNISIA, 1923-25, 10c on 5c to 50c on 25c Surcharges, Errors (70a-70c, 71a, 73a-73b; Yvert 96a-96c, 97a, 99a-99b)TUNISIA, 1923-25, 10c on 5c to 50c on 25c Surcharges, Errors (70a-70c, 71a, 73a-73b; Yvert 96a-96c, 97a, 99a-99b). Mint N.H. or lightly hinged, incl. double on 10c, 20c and 50c, inverted on 10c and 50c and double, one inverted on 5c, attractive group of these errors, 10c double with trivial corner crease, Very Fine, a few signed A. Brun, Yvert €1,350

1,045
375
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774
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 774, Senegal thru TunisiaTUNISIA, 1944, 1.50fr+2fr Brown, 3fr+4fr Red Orange, Value Omitted (B78B var, B78D var; Yvert 246a, 248a), TUNISIA, 1944, 1.50fr+2fr Brown, 3fr+4fr Red Orange, Value Omitted (B78B var, B78D var; Yvert 246a, 248a)TUNISIA, 1944, 1.50fr+2fr Brown, 3fr+4fr Red Orange, Value Omitted (B78B var, B78D var; Yvert 246a, 248a). Lightly hinged, well-centered, bold colors, Very Fine, the value omitted is only known on these two denominations, both signed A. Brun, Yvert value

€ 560
375
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775
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 775, Senegal thru TunisiaTUNISIA, 1919, 30c on 35c Olive Green & Brown, Errors (C1a-C1d; Yvert PA1a-PA1d), TUNISIA, 1919, 30c on 35c Olive Green & Brown, Errors (C1a-C1d; Yvert PA1a-PA1d)TUNISIA, 1919, 30c on 35c Olive Green & Brown, Errors (C1a-C1d; Yvert PA1a-PA1d). Each Mint N.H. except double, one inverted is lightly hinged (signed A. Brun), mostly well-centered group, fresh colors, Very Fine, an elusive group of the listed errors, Yvert €1,290

1,055
750
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776
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 776, Senegal thru TunisiaTUNISIA, 1945, 1.50fr+3.50fr Violet, Unissued France Air Post with "Tunisia" Overprint (Maury 288A), TUNISIA, 1945, 1.50fr+3.50fr Violet, Unissued France Air Post with "Tunisia" Overprint (Maury 288A)TUNISIA, 1945, 1.50fr+3.50fr Violet, Unissued France Air Post with "Tunisia" Overprint (Maury 288A). Mint N.H., well-centered, bold color, well-incised impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, an incredibly rare unissued stamp which Maury gives a designation of "RRR", signed J.F. Brun and Calves

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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777
og
Tunisia Unused Collection, 1888-1956. Nearly complete incl. Coat of Arms issues to 5fr, predominately Mint N.H. from 1906 Issue onwards, earlier material with some Mint N.H., incl. Back-of-Book such as 1915-23 Semi-Postal Surcharges, Air Posts, Postage Dues incl. perforated "T" and Pre-Oblits, even a few errors such as Yvert 183a, 184a and Maury 213a, the overall quality exceeds expectations with much of the material with excellent centering and fresh colors, the collection underwent constant upgrading over the course of many years to select only the finest attainable quality, mostly Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Yvert value

€ 6,919
1,200
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