Sale 1142 — Republic of Cuba

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Category — 1914 Map Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2269
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2269, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, Presidential Presentation Book of 1914 Map of Cuba Issue (253P-262P, E5P; Edifil 195P-203P). Intact book inscribed "Honorable Sr. Presidente de la Republica, Mayor General Mario G. Menocal" with velvet inlay, each individual page with a large die proof with full die sinkage of each value including the Special Delivery, each proof with variable degrees of toning, book itself with small faults, Fine, a rare intact presentation book, President Menocal was in office from 1913-1921

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
2270
TC
Sale 1142, Lot 2270, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914, 1c-1p Map of Cuba, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (253TC-262TC; Edifil 195TC-202TC). Fifteen total, two of each denomination except additional 2c closely resembling the issued color, each die sunk on card with most measuring 110 x 80mm, a few smaller, many with variable degrees of toning, Fine-Very Fine, a rare offering of these trial color proofs

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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2271
nhbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2271, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914, 1c-1p Map of Cuba, Imperforate (253-262 vars; Edifil 195s-202s). Mint N.H. matching position blocks of eighty showing the centerline position, fresh colors except 50c slightly oxidized, each block folded in margin between stamps in two places, 1c with small nick at top affecting one stamp, 1p with slightly blotchy gum and corner crease affecting three stamps

VERY FINE IMPERFORATE BLOCKS OF EIGHTY OF THE 1914 MAP OF CUBA ISSUE. UNLIKELY ANY OTHER MULTIPLES OF THIS SIZE EXIST IN PRIVATE HANDS. A HIGHLIGHT OF ANY COLLECTION OF CUBA.

Only 200 of each value are believed to have been printed. If true, these blocks account for 40% of the known examples. With 1985 Graus set certificate. Catalogue value simply as 40 pairs is $60,000.00.

E. 10,000-15,000
10,500
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2272
nhbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2272, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914, 1c-1p Map of Cuba, Imperforate (253-262 vars; Edifil 195s-202s). Matching Mint N.H. top margin arrow blocks of eight, large margins, vibrant colors, each with vertical crease thru margin between stamps and small scissor cut between left vertical pair, 2c with small inclusion

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME MATCHING POSITIONAL SET OF THE 1914 MAPS OF CUBA ISSUE IMPERFORATE.

Only 200 examples are thought to have been printed. Scott Retail as four imperforate pairs

6,000
1,200
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2273
og
Sale 1142, Lot 2273, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914, 1c-1p Map of Cuba, Imperforate (253-262 vars; Edifil 195s-202s). Top right plate no. horizontal pairs except 1c from bottom left, slightly disturbed original gum, lovely colors, Very Fine, only 100 sets are thought to have been printed meaning only four sets of these plate nos. are possible

1,500
275
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2274
ogbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2274, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914-15, 1c-1p Map Issue (253-262; Edifil 195-202). Blocks of four, top pairs hinged, bottom pairs Mint N.H., fresh colors, couple additional values (uncounted) and plate no. blocks, Very Fine, Edifil €1,228, Scott Retail as singles

1,251
950
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2275
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2275, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914-15, 1c Green, Revenue Overprint. Used with 2c Telegraph, tied by "Nuevitas, Camaguey 28 Nov. 1918" duplex datestamp on advertising cover to Havana, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a rare commercial use of the 1c Map Issue revenue and 2c Telegraph stamps

E. 200-300
100
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2276
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2276, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914, 2c Carmine Rose, Imperforate (254 var; Edifil 196s). Horizontal pair, large balanced margins, tied by "Habana, Cuba Aug. 28, 1917" machine datestamp on colorful Red Cross advertising corner card cover, addressed locally, arrival backstamp the next day, vertical file fold clear of stamps and slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 2-CENT MAP ISSUE PAIR ON COMMERCIAL COVER. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES.

A key piece for a Cuban Republic exhibit.

E. 1,500-2,000
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2277
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2277, 1914 Map IssueCUBA, 1914-15, 2c Carmine Rose, Bisect Used as 1c (254 var; Edifil 196 var). Bottom left diagonal bisect, tied across the bisect by "Habana, Cuba Aug. 16, 1915" machine cancel on picture post card, addressed locally, card with faintest trace of edge toning, Very Fine, a scarce bisect paying the 1c post card rate and one of only two recorded examples

E. 750-1,000
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2278
 
CUBA, 1914-15 Map Issue Balance (253-262; Edifil 195-203). With issued stamps incl. some blocks, imperforate set in blocks of four, plate proofs on card in blocks as high as 54, over 35 covers with various uses and destinations and even a revenue overprint used as postage, Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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