Sale 1142 — Republic of Cuba

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Category — 1917-45 Republic Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2294
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Sale 1142, Lot 2294, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1917, 10c Dark Blue, "Constitucional Camaguey" Overprint (E5 var; Edifil FN203a). Block of four, original gum, type II in Edifil, rich color, two stamps with minute thins (not mentioned on certificate), otherwise Fine and rare, issued but without official decree, with 2009 Garcia certificate, unlisted in Scott, Edifil value as unused (no gum) singles

€ 1,080
1,000
2295
 
Sale 1142, Lot 2295, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1917, 10c Dark Blue, "Constitucional Camaguey" Inverted Overprint (E5 var; Edifil FN203a var). Camaguey duplex datestamp, faults incl. toned, creased and stained, still Fine, issued but without official decree, this is the unique inverted overprint example, with 2009 Garcia certificate, unlisted in Edifil or Scott

E. 500-750
300
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2296
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2296, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1917, 1c-10c "Constitucional Camaguey" Overprints (253-256 var, E5 var; Edifil FN195-FN203a). 1c-3c horizontal pairs, 10c vertical pair (both Ty. II), each tied by "Camaguey, Cuba, Febr. 14, 1917" circular datestamp on de la Rosa cover to Matanzas, arrival backstamp, vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine, a scarce cover

E. 500-750
600
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2297
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2297, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1927, 25c Violet, Large Die Proof (283P; Edifil 221P). Die sunk on card measuring 229 x 153mm, wonderfully fresh, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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2298
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2298, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1928, 1c, 2c, 20c Pan-American Conference, Large Die Proofs (284P-285P, 290P; Edifil 223P-224P, 229P). Six proofs, with 1c (2), 2c and 20c (3), each in different colors, measuring as large as 120 x 94mm with a few reduced, couple edge flaws, Very Fine and rare

E. 500-750
400
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2299
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Sale 1142, Lot 2299, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1928, 10c Bister Brown, Imperforate (288 var; Edifil 227s). Large margins incl. bottom sheet margin and part of adjoining stamp at left, slightly toned original gum, rich color and strong impression, Very Fine, this is the only denomination of the series imperforate, believed to have occurred by a partial perforation of a sheet with very few examples known, all with bottom sheet margin

E. 400-500
600
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2300
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2300, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1930, 1c-20c Central American Games, Imperforate Die Proofs in Black (299P-303P; Edifil 239P-243P). Mounted on piece, with die numbers in black or red, 2c with torn corner, still Fine, likely a unique set, ex ABNC archives

E. 500-750
0
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2301
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2301, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1930, 1c-20c Central American Games, Imperforate Die Proofs in Black (299P-303P; Edifil 239P-243P). Mounted on card, 10c and 20c on same piece, each with violet "Cancelled" handstamp, few with plate no. at bottom, Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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2302
E
Sale 1142, Lot 2302, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1931, 10c Green, Air Post, Unaccepted Essay (C5E; Edifil 256E). Two items with difference in “Correo Aereo Internacional” than issued stamps, first a die proof measuring 72 x 60mm with serial numbers at bottom, second frame only in black measuring 60 x 43mm, small faults, Fine

E. 400-500
450
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2303
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2303, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1931, 5c-1p Air Post, Compound Die Proofs (C4P-C11P; Edifil 255P-262P). Printed in Green, 5c, 15c and $1.00 vertical strip of three, 40c and 50c pair both on thicker paper, 20c and 30c pair on thinner paper, each with serial numbers at bottom and signed “OK” in pencil, minor faults, Fine and attractive

E. 750-1,000
650
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2304
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2304, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1931, 10c Dark Blue, Air Post, Large Die Proof (C5P; Edifil 256P). Measuring 108 x 80mm, dated and signed at top with manuscript “Wet Proof” and “Rush” in pencil at bottom, small faults, Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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2305
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2305, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1931, 10c Green, Air Post, Die Proofs (C13P; Edifil 264P). Two, first measuring 88 x 80mm with unfinished shading at top, other measuring 63 x 47mm and mounted on pink card with heavy shading and “all of this area erase” in pencil, latter with stains, Fine

E. 300-400
500
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2306
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2306, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1931, 10c Gray Blue, Air Post, Large Die Proof (C13P; Edifil 264P). Two items, first measuring 95 x 81mm with serial numbers at bottom and “OK” in pencil, second frame only in black measuring 59 x 46mm, minor faults, Fine

E. 300-400
375
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2307
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2307, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1934, 2c-5c Dr. Carlos Finlay, Die Proof Selection (319P-320P; Edifil 274P-275P). Three sets printed in green, first horizontal gutter pair, second mounted on piece with plate no. in bottom margin and violet "Cancelled", lastly affixed to piece with printer's manuscript die numbers in black and red, Very Fine

E. 400-500
650
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2308
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Sale 1142, Lot 2308, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1935, 10c + 10c Red, Air Post, Double Surcharge (C16a; Edifil 276hh). Mint N.H. bock of four, strong doubling of surcharge, pencil position on reverse, Extremely Fine, only 200 printed, signed Kessler, catalogued as hinged singles, Edifil €1,600

440
550
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2309
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Sale 1142, Lot 2309, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1935, 10c + 10c Red, Air Post, Double Surcharge (C16a; Edifil 276hh). Mint N.H. bock of four, clear doubling of surcharge, Very Fine, only 200 printed, catalogued as hinged singles, Edifil €1,600

440
500
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2310
Sbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2310, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1936, 1c-50c Matanzas Issue, Specimen (324S-331S, C18S-C21S, CE1S, E8S; Edifil 278MT-291MT). Matching blocks of four with gutter between, each with security punch, fresh colors, 10c with tear in gutter and 15c Air Post with small thin in gutter, otherwise Very Fine, a rare set of gutter blocks, Edifil value

€ 2,400
0
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2311
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Sale 1142, Lot 2311, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1936, 1c-10c Gomez Birth Centenary, Imperforate (332-336 var, C22-C23 var, E9 var; Edifil 294s-301s). Mint N.H. blocks of four, incredibly fresh colors, Extremely Fine, only one sheet of 100 of each value printed, Edifil value as singles

€ 1,400
275
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2312
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2312, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1937, 1c-5c Sugar Cane Industry, Die Proof Selection (337P-339P; Edifil 302P-304P). Four proofs sets, first imperforate plate proofs in blocks of four printed in green and blue, a set affixed to card with plate no. in bottom margin with violet "Cancelled", also set in blue on glazed card with plate no. at bottom plus another 1c in brown, Very Fine group

E. 500-750
600
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2313
nhbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2313, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1942, 1c Salmon, Postal Tax, Inverted Overprint (RA7a; Edifil SP6hi). Mint N.H. block of four, bright and fresh, Very Fine, while available as singles, blocks are very scarce, catalogued as singles, Edifil €180

300
350
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2314
 
Sale 1142, Lot 2314, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1944, 1c Dark Yellow Green, Pair, Imperforate Between (387a; Edifil 367sha). Vertical strip of five, light circular datestamps, fresh color, normal centering for this error, crease in margin between pos. 1 and 2, Fine, all reported examples are used as they were used to pay the rates for newspapers, only 20 stamps recorded, Edifil €900, Scott Retail as two pairs

300
325
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2315
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2315, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1945, 10c Special Delivery, Large Die Proofs (E12P; Edifil 378P). Two, first in brown and die sunk on brown card measuring 140 x 100mm with die number inserted by hand and dated "43", second in green and die sunk on gummed paper with serial no. and date at bottom, overprinted with red "Specimen" and security punch (couple staple holes and light crease), Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
0
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2316
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2316, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1948, 8c Air Post, Large Die Proof (C40P; Edifil 401P). Printed in green, mounted on card measuring 99 x 147mm, pencil notation in bottom margin and notation on reverse, Very Fine

E. 300-400
140
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2317
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Sale 1142, Lot 2317, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1951, 14c Dr. Finlay Souvenir Sheet, Inverted Overprint (C43A var; Edifil 454hi). Unused (no gum), excellent colors, small faults incl. edge tears, corner crease and couple tone spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE OF THE 1951 INVERTED "MARTYRS OF SCIENCE" OVERPRINT SOUVENIR SHEET. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE AND KEY TO COMPLETING A CUBA COLLECTION.

Accompanied by The Cuban Philatelist article from 2013 by Fernando Iglesias who describes this item. Other than having sold within the Ignacio Prats collection (sold intact in 2006), this hasn't been on the market for many years.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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2318
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Sale 1142, Lot 2318, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1951, 14c Dr. Finlay Souvenir Sheet, Broken Overprint (C43A var; Edifil 454 var). Toned original gum, section of overprint clearly broken off at bottom left with the strike appearing in the margin at the bottom left, some toning and a few light creases, Fine appearance, this is the only reported example of this error, accompanied by The Cuban Philatelist article from 2013 by Fernando Iglesias who describes this item

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2319
TC
Sale 1142, Lot 2319, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1951, 10c Centenary of Postage Stamps, Souvenir Sheet, "Exposicion de la Acnu" Overprint, Trial Color Overprint (C33 var; Edifil 456TC). Two examples, one in Blue and the other in Brown, slightly brownish original gum, couple minute thins and brown overprint with trivial tone spot at top right, Very Fine appearance, one of only four examples of each trial color overprint

E. 750-1,000
500
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2320
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Sale 1142, Lot 2320, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1951, 1c-25c World Chess, Imperforate (463-65 vars, C44-C46 vars, E14 var; Edifil 457s-463s). Mint N.H. blocks of four, both 5c with sheet margin at bottom, 8c showing the "JOSF" error (only example possible), Very Fine, only one sheet of each printed and a key item for the Chess topical collector, Edifil €3,200

3,000
1,500
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2321
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Sale 1142, Lot 2321, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1951, 1c-25c World Chess, Imperforate (463-65 vars, C44-C46 vars, E14 var; Edifil 457s-463s). Mint N.H. positional blocks of four showing registration cross, wonderfully fresh color, 5c with light gum bend and 25c with crease in bottom part of selvage, Very Fine, only one sheet of each printed and seldom offered, Edifil €3,200

3,000
1,200
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2322
S
Sale 1142, Lot 2322, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1951, 1c-25c Morrillo, Souvenir Sheet in Green, "Specimen" Overprint (C49bS; Edifil 471S). Mint N.H., fresh color, each stamp with red "Specimen" and security punch, Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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2323
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Sale 1142, Lot 2323, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1951, 1c Green & Carmine, Imperforate (469 var; Edifil 472 var). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), bright colors, crease in margin between stamps, Extremely Fine, a rare imperforate pair of which we have been unable to locate another example

E. 400-500
600
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2324
E
Sale 1142, Lot 2324, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1952, 1c-50c Anniversary of the Republic, Essay of Souvenir Sheet. Two paste-up souvenir sheets of four on thick card, with 1c-50c Regular Issue, 10c Special Delivery and unissued 10c, card mounted to green paper, one with "This sketch is respectfully submitted by the Security Banknote Company..." label, Very Fine and attractive, a unique set

E. 750-1,000
400
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2325
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2325, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1952, 1c-50c Anniversary of Republic, Large Die Proofs (475P-480P, C57P-C60P, E16P; Edifil 487P-497P). Each measuring approx. 83 x 72mm in issued colors, with plate nos. at bottom, security punch over values, Very Fine

E. 500-750
400
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2326
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2326, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1952, 8c-25c Key West-Mariel Flight, Air Post, Proof Sheetlets (C61P-C62P; Edifil 498P-499P). Individual prooflets in black, each signed, dated and "approved" (8c slightly faded), small faults, Fine and unique set

E. 400-500
225
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2327
TC
Sale 1142, Lot 2327, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1952, 5c-1p Col. Hernandez, Air Post, Trial Colors (C63TC-C72TC; Edifil 511TC-520TC). Set in stamp size, imperforate and affixed to gray card from printer, dated, signed and "Approved" at top, couple small faults of little significance, Very Fine and likely unique

E. 750-1,000
475
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2328
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Sale 1142, Lot 2328, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1952, 1c Green, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (490 var; Edifil 521sh). Mint N.H. vertical strip of three, fresh colors, Very Fine, only a single sheet of 25 was discovered, Edifil value which doesn't represent the rarity of this item

€ 450
225
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2329
nhbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2329, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1953, 2p-5p Air Post (C77-C78; Edifil 559-560). Complete panes of 30 for each value, bright and fresh colors, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, Edifil €4,200

3,750
500
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2330
 
Sale 1142, Lot 2330, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1953, 3c on 2c Rose Red, Inverted Surcharge (512 var; Edifil 561hi). Wavy machine cancel, fresh color, typical centering, Fine, a mere 5-6 examples are known of which all are used, Edifil value which doesn't accurately represent the rarity of this item

€ 600
1,200
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2331
 
Sale 1142, Lot 2331, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1953, 3c on 2c Rose Red, Inverted Surcharge (512 var; Edifil 561hi). Circular datestamp confined to bottom left, typical centering, small thin, dealer backstamp, Fine, a mere 5-6 examples are known of which all are used, Edifil value which doesn't accurately represent the rarity of this item

€ 600
650
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2332
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2332, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1954-56, 1c-1p Patriots Issue, Essays (519P-528P; Edifil 576E-585E). Three distinct partial sets, first consisting of 3c, 5c-10c, 20c-1p, with typed printing notes at top and bottom with bi-colored design, second 1c-3c, 5c, 13c but smaller bi-colored designs, lastly 2c, 6c (5c design), 10c, 12c (8c design), 16c (4c design), 50c-1p, printed in Green with red "3" numeral at bottom of each, Very Fine and attractive

E. 500-750
900
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2333
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2333, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1954, 2c-1p Patriots, ABNC Proofs (520P-528P; Edifil 576P-585P). Seven proofs printed on glazed paper and similar to the issued colors, denominations are 2c, 4c-10c and 50c-1p, measuring approx. 74 x 91mm, each with various corrective notations to design, staple holes at top, Very Fine

E. 400-500
300
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2334
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2334, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1954, 2c-1p Patriots, ABNC Proofs (520P-528P; Edifil 576P-585P). Seven proofs printed in green on glazed paper measuring 123 x 122mm, includes 2c, 6c, 10c, 12c, 16c, 50c and 1p, numbered consecutively at bottom from 12010-12016, each with trivial staple hole at top left, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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2335
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2335, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1954, 2c-1p Patriots, ABNC Proofs (520P-528P; Edifil 577P-585P). Seven proofs printed in green on glazed paper, includes 2c, 6c, 10c, 12c, 16c, 50c and 1p, numbered consecutively at bottom from 12010-12016, with magenta manuscript notations, stapled to archival page, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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2336
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Sale 1142, Lot 2336, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1956, 4c & 12c Charity of Cobre Souvenir Sheet, Yellow Omitted (C149a var; Edifil 673ef). Lightly hinged (if at all), with serial no. on reverse, incredibly fresh, Extremely Fine, very rare with only sixteen examples recorded, Edifil value which doesn't accurately represent the rarity of this item

€ 1,000
500
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2337
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Sale 1142, Lot 2337, 1917-45 Republic IssuesCUBA, 1956, 4c & 12c Charity of Cobre Souvenir Sheet, Yellow Omitted (C149a var; Edifil 673ef). Lightly hinged, with serial no. on reverse, Extremely Fine, very rare with only sixteen examples recorded, Edifil value which doesn't accurately represent the rarity of this item

€ 1,000
600
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