Sale 1142 — Republic of Cuba
Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 November, 2016
Category — 1902 First Issue of the Republic
CUBA, 1902, 1c on 3c Republic Surcharge, Trial Color in Green (232TC; Edifil 174TC). Horizontal strip of four with full bottom selvage showing small part of imprint and arrow, Mint N.H. except left stamp with hinge reinforcement, fresh color, Fine, produced though never issued
CUBA, 1902, 2c on 3c Republic Surcharge, Trial Color in Black (232TC; Edifil 174TC). Block of four, right vertical pair Mint N.H., left vertical pair with slight mount disturbance, wonderfully fresh, Very Fine, produced though never issued
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CUBA, 1902, 1c on 3c Republic Surcharge (232; Edifil 174). Horizontal pair, tied by "Habana, Cuba Sep. 30, 1902" first day of issue duplex datestamp on cover addressed locally, arrival backstamp, stamps with perf toning and cover with minor toning and slightly reduced at left
FINE. A FANTASTIC ONE-CENT ON 3-CENT FIRST ISSUE OF THE REPUBLIC COVER USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.
One of the highlights of the Prats Collection and key piece to any Cuban Republic collection.
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CUBA, 1902, 1c on 3c Republic Surcharge, Surcharge Omitted (232 var; Edifil 174hpv). Two vertical se-tenant pairs with one surcharge omitted, original gum, first missing at bottom with s.e. at left, h.r. with backstamps, second missing at top, h.r., couple small thins and couple tone spots, still Fine, scarce and attractive pairs, undervalued in Edifil at €400
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CUBA, 1902, 1c on 3c Purple, Surcharge Sideways (232b; Edifil 174hx). Horizontal pair, tied by "Guanabacoa, Cuba Oct. 3, 1902" duplex datestamp on cover addressed locally, slightest trace of toning along perfs, Very Fine, a rare cover, off-cover singles alone catalogue $400.00 (€900)
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CUBA, 1902, 1c on 3c Purple, Specialized Collection Balance (232; Edifil 174). Most mounted on original Ignacio Prats homemade pages, with issued stamp in plate no. and imprint block of twelve with overprint in bottom selvage, four part sheets of 50 with bottom selvage, "Specimen" overprint, many varieties incl. inverted overprint on piece, block of four and twelve, double overprint block of four and various other sideways and shifted, with eleven covers and a Sep. 30, 1902 first day of issue on cover front, small faults, mostly Fine-Very Fine
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