Sale 1094 — The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Category — United States Possessions: Cuba, Danish West Indies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
367
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Sale 1094, Lot 367, United States Possessions: Cuba, Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1900, 2c-5c Regular, 1c-10c Postage Due, 10c Special Delivery, Special Printing (222A-SP, 223A-SP, 224SP, 225SP, J1-4SP, E1SP). Nine stamps with original gum, each with "Special Surcharge" backstamp and hinged on three separate J. M. Bartels auction lot sheets with Bartels' pencil notes (2c and 2-1/2c marked "Same shade"), 10c Postage Due has tiny tear, otherwise all are sound

FINE-VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE SET OF THE RARE CUBA SPECIAL PRINTINGS, PREPARED FOR POST OFFICE EXHIBITS AND RELEASED IN VERY SMALL QUANTITIES THROUGH J. M. BARTELS. THIS GROUP MIGHT BE THE ONLY GROUP STILL REMAINING ON BARTELS AUCTION PAGES.

Ex Brett.

11,500
2,600
368
c
Sale 1094, Lot 368, United States Possessions: Cuba, Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 3c on 3c Purple (224). Used with 5c Blue and 10c Brown, Ty. I (225, 226), tied by targets on multicolored Remember the Maine Patriotic cover to Leipzig, Germany, purple "Havana Post Office, Mar. 17, 1899 Reg. No." three-line handstamp, receiving backstamp, some edgewear including small piece out at left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and colorful usage, ex Burrows

E. 300-400
450
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369
og
Sale 1094, Lot 369, United States Possessions: Cuba, Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. II (226A). Original gum, h.r., pretty shade

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CUBA 10-CENT ON 10-CENT TYPE II SPECIAL PRINTING.

In March 1900 one pane of each denomination was prepared for the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. For the 10c the Type II design was used, and it is only known as a Special Printing.

Signed Bloch. With 1972 P.F. certificate

6,000
2,600
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370
ogbl
Sale 1094, Lot 370, United States Possessions: Cuba, Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 10c on 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Top imprint and plate no. 492 block of six, original gum, bottom stamps lightly hinged, top stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE CUBA 10-CENT ON 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY.

Ex Drucker and Pounder.

6,000
2,800
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371
 
CUBA, Balance. On album pages, range of items from 1899 thru back-of-book, unused and used singles, used blocks and a few covers, including No. 223 plate block of six, large used blocks of Nos. 225 and 226, nice unused and used E1, latter with 2006 P.F. certificate, entires and postal cards, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approx. $1,400.00

E. 400-500
475
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372
og
DANISH WEST INDIES, Danish West Indies Collection, 1855-1917. Extensive collection offered intact, unused and used singles, multiples and covers on album pages, essentially complete less only a few, with duplication to show varieties, cancels, etc., including used Nos. 2 (private roulettes), 4, 12, 13, 13a, 16A, many other good singles, also ten covers including several bisects, back-of-book, some flaws to be found particularly on the earlier issues, still a good amount of useful material, owner's Scott Retail more than $11,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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