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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 — Tahiti thru Vatican City

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1375
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1375, Tahiti thru Vatican CityTAHITI, Stampless Letter to London, TAHITI, Stampless Letter to LondonTAHITI, Stampless Letter to London. Folded letter datelined "Tahiti May 21, 1848" and addressed to the London Missionary Society in London, England, neat "General Post Office*Sydney*OC28, 1848" backstamp, also red "Sydney Paid Letter OC 28, 1848" datestamp, blue "Portsmouth/Ship Letter" two-line handstamp and with matching "Portsmouth ? 31, 1849" transit datestamp, ms. ratings, business contents, few file folds, still Very Fine and scarce use

E. 300-400
0
1376
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1376, Tahiti thru Vatican CityTAHITI, 1882, 25c on 35c Dark Violet on Orange (1; Yvert 1), TAHITI, 1882, 25c on 35c Dark Violet on Orange (1; Yvert 1)TAHITI, 1882, 25c on 35c Dark Violet on Orange (1; Yvert 1). Single with large margins to just touching at bottom and right, tied by "Papeete, Taiti 10 Juin 82" double-circle datestamp with additional strike at right on cover to Marseilles, France, French entry cancel and Marseilles arrival backstamp, cover with couple tone marks

FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE SINGLE USAGE OF THE 25-CENTIMES ON 35-CENTIMES TAHITI FIRST ISSUE USED ON COVER.

Very few examples exist on cover. Signed J.F. Brun. Scott Retail as single franking

6,500
1,100
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1377
nhbl
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1377, Tahiti thru Vatican CityTANNU TUVA, 1934, 1k-20k Pictorials (45a-52a), TANNU TUVA, 1934, 1k-20k Pictorials (45a-52a)TANNU TUVA, 1934, 1k-20k Pictorials (45a-52a). Blocks of four, Mint N.H., large to full margins all around, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

540
250
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1378
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1378, Tahiti thru Vatican CityTANNU TUVA, 1935-36 Covers, TANNU TUVA, 1935-36 CoversTANNU TUVA, 1935-36 Covers. Three registered covers, one with a complete set of 1935 Views (54-60) to Italy, one with 1935 Animals (61-70) to New York, and one with six values from the 1936 Series (75, 80, 84, C11, C14, C15) to New York, all with receiving backstamps, a colorful group, Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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1379
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1379, Tahiti thru Vatican CityTRIPOLITANIA, 1933, 44.75l Balbo (C28; Sassone PA29), TRIPOLITANIA, 1933, 44.75l Balbo (C28; Sassone PA29)TRIPOLITANIA, 1933, 44.75l Balbo (C28; Sassone PA29). Well-centered, tied by 26.6.33 Air Mail cancel on flown cover to Switzerland, Libya 1926 2.50l on 2l Express stamp (E10) also tied, with appropriate cachet, labels and backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, scarce correctly used on the flight cover, with 1987 E. Diena and 2006 Colla certificates, Sassone €3,500, Scott Retail

2,600
1,100
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1380
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1380, Tahiti thru Vatican CityTURKEY, 1863, 2pi Black on Greenish Blue (4), TURKEY, 1863, 2pi Black on Greenish Blue (4)TURKEY, 1863, 2pi Black on Greenish Blue (4). Mostly huge to ample margins, deeply blued paper, tied by blue battal dotted box cancel from Beirut on 1864 folded cover to Damascus, Very Fine, a particularly handsome and rare first issue to find on cover, illustrated in Basaran II on page 23

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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1381
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1381, Tahiti thru Vatican CityTURKEY, 1914, 200pi Green & Black (270), TURKEY, 1914, 200pi Green & Black (270)TURKEY, 1914, 200pi Green & Black (270). With selvage at top, used with 20pa and 1-1/2pi (259, 261), each tied by "Voivoda (Galata) 26-6-18" double-circle datestamp on registered cover, also with another registered cover with 2a, 6pa and 100pi (254, 257, 269) each tied by "Stampboul, 25.VI 18" circular datestamp, Very Fine, particularly rare to find the 200pi used on cover, signed Sorani

E. 300-400
325
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1382
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1382, Tahiti thru Vatican CityVATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints (35-40; Sassone 35-40), VATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints (35-40; Sassone 35-40)VATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints (35-40; Sassone 35-40). Mint N.H., bright colors on fresh paper, Very Fine set, with 2007 Raybaudi certificate, Sassone €4,000

3,680
1,100
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1383
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1383, Tahiti thru Vatican CityVATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints, First Printing (35-40; Sassone 35-40), VATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints, First Printing (35-40; Sassone 35-40)VATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints, First Printing (35-40; Sassone 35-40). Mint N.H., bright fresh colors, 2.55l with both "5" types (Sassone A38d), 1.30l with trivial facial blemish (not mentioned on certificate), Fine-Very Fine, with 2014 Avi certificate, Sassone €4,200, Scott Retail (with normal 2.55l)

3,680
950
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