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Sale 1130 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 June, 2016

Category — Batum

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1105
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1105, BatumBATUM, 1919-20 British Consulate in Batum, BATUM, 1919-20 British Consulate in BatumBATUM, 1919-20 British Consulate in Batum. Georgia 1919 1r Orange Brown (6) tied by indistinct datestamp on picture post card to England, violet "British Consulate Batoum" handstamp cachet, card with couple light stains, Fine

E. 200-300
200
1106
c
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1106, BatumBATUM, 1919 Provisional Handstamp, BATUM, 1919 Provisional HandstampBATUM, 1919 Provisional Handstamp. Well-struck circular handstamp showing Imperial Eagle seal and six-line boxed Cyrillic handstamp indicating payment of 15k in manuscript with the postmaster's signature, Very Fine and scarce, used for a short period prior to the April 1919 Tree Issue, with 1982 B.P.A. certificate

E. 400-500
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1107
c
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1107, BatumBATUM, 1919, 10r on 1k Orange, 10r on 3k Red (7, 8; SG 7-8), BATUM, 1919, 10r on 1k Orange, 10r on 3k Red (7, 8; SG 7-8)BATUM, 1919, 10r on 1k Orange, 10r on 3k Red (7, 8; SG 7-8). Each bottom left sheet margin examples, tied by Batum Sept. 6, 1919 double-circle datestamps on cover to Istanbul, Turkey, Very Fine

E. 400-500
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1108
c
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1108, BatumBATUM, 1919-20 Batum Registered Covers (7-10, 21-24, 51-54; SG 7-10, 19-20b, 42-42a, 43-43a), BATUM, 1919-20 Batum Registered Covers (7-10, 21-24, 51-54; SG 7-10, 19-20b, 42-42a, 43-43a)BATUM, 1919-20 Batum Registered Covers (7-10, 21-24, 51-54; SG 7-10, 19-20b, 42-42a, 43-43a). Seven registered covers, each with two stamps and with matching destinations to Bern, Switzerland, incl. the scarce Scott Nos. 9-10 (SG 9-10) and two 1920 25r on 5k and 25r on 25k with blue overprint (one with P.F. certificate), Very Fine and scarce group, the catalogue value as used singles alone exceeds $2,700.00

E. 750-1,000
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1109
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1109, BatumBATUM, 1919, 35k on 4k Carmine, Unused on Complete Postal Card (11; SG P1), BATUM, 1919, 35k on 4k Carmine, Unused on Complete Postal Card (11; SG P1)BATUM, 1919, 35k on 4k Carmine, Unused on Complete Postal Card (11; SG P1). Still affixed to original unused postal card, stamp with small rounded corner

VERY FINE. A RARE 35-KOPECKS ON 4-KOPECKS STAMP AFFIXED TO ORIGINAL POSTAL CARD. ONLY 46 WERE SURCHARGED AND FEW STILL REMAIN ON ORIGINAL CARD.

With 1989 Mikulski certificate. SG £9,000

5,000
8,000
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1110
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1110, BatumBATUM, 1919, 35k on 4k Dull Red (12; SG P2), BATUM, 1919, 35k on 4k Dull Red (12; SG P2)BATUM, 1919, 35k on 4k Dull Red (12; SG P2). Unused, no gum as usual as all known unused examples were removed from postal card, excellent centering, bright color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RAREST SURCHARGED STAMP OF BATUM. ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN COMPLETELY SOUND CONDITION.

Many examples suffer from a myriad of small faults from being removed from their original card. With 1978 Friedl certificate. Undercatalogued in Scott. SG £17,000 for unused postal card.

6,500
8,000
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1111
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1111, BatumBATUM, 1919-20, 10r on 3k Red, Imperforate, Inverted Overprint (21a; SG 19 var), BATUM, 1919-20, 10r on 3k Red, Imperforate, Inverted Overprint (21a; SG 19 var)BATUM, 1919-20, 10r on 3k Red, Imperforate, Inverted Overprint (21a; SG 19 var). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, Very Fine, a rare error, with 1983 B.P.A. certificate

500
160
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1112
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1112, BatumBATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 1k Orange, Imperforate (25; SG 21), BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 1k Orange, Imperforate (25; SG 21)BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 1k Orange, Imperforate (25; SG 21). Original gum, large balanced margins, fresh color, couple light gum wrinkles and minute scissor-cut in far bottom margin, otherwise Very Fine, with 2016 B.P.A. certificate, SG £650

975
275
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1113
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1113, BatumBATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 2k Green, Imperforate (26; SG 22), BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 2k Green, Imperforate (26; SG 22)BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 2k Green, Imperforate (26; SG 22). Lightly hinged, huge margins all around, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 1985 B.P.A. certificate, SG £900

975
600
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1114
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1114, BatumBATUM, 1919, 50r on 4k Carmine, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (29; SG 25), BATUM, 1919, 50r on 4k Carmine, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (29; SG 25)BATUM, 1919, 50r on 4k Carmine, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (29; SG 25). Tied to small piece by Feb. 6, 1920 double-circle datestamp, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, a remarkable used example of this rare stamp, with 1987 B.P.A. certificate, SG £950

1,500
1,000
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1115
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1115, BatumBATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (30; SG 26), BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (30; SG 26)BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (30; SG 26). Original gum, fresh color, Very Fine, with 2016 B.P.A. certificate, SG £450

975
325
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1116
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1116, BatumBATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (30; SG 26), BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (30; SG 26)BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Perf 14 x 14-1/2 (30; SG 26). Tied on small piece by clear 1920 double-circle datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, signed Friedl and with 2016 B.P.A. certificate, SG £550

975
600
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1117
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1117, BatumBATUM, 1919, 25r on 50k Violet & Green, Black Surcharge, Inverted Surcharge (41a; SG 33 var), BATUM, 1919, 25r on 50k Violet & Green, Black Surcharge, Inverted Surcharge (41a; SG 33 var)BATUM, 1919, 25r on 50k Violet & Green, Black Surcharge, Inverted Surcharge (41a; SG 33 var). Small h.r., well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine, a scarce error, with 2003 Sismondo certificate, unpriced in Scott and unlisted in SG

E. 200-300
275
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1118
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1118, BatumBATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 3k Red, Imperforate (48; SG 39), BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 3k Red, Imperforate (48; SG 39)BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 3k Red, Imperforate (48; SG 39). Original gum, large margins all around, light gum wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine, with 2016 B.P.A. certificate, SG £550

975
325
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1119
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1119, BatumBATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Imperforate (49; SG 40), BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Imperforate (49; SG 40)BATUM, 1919-20, 50r on 5k Claret, Imperforate (49; SG 40). Large margins to full, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a rarely offered stamp, signed Kossack and with 2016 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,700

1,500
850
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1120
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1120, BatumBATUM, 1920, 25r on 5k Green, 25r on 25k Orange, Black and Blue Surcharges (51-54; SG 42-42a, 43-43a), BATUM, 1920, 25r on 5k Green, 25r on 25k Orange, Black and Blue Surcharges (51-54; SG 42-42a, 43-43a)BATUM, 1920, 25r on 5k Green, 25r on 25k Orange, Black and Blue Surcharges (51-54; SG 42-42a, 43-43a). Each tied by Batum July 3, 1920 double-circle datestamp on registered folded cover to Constantinople, Turkey, couple light tone spots just barely affecting stamps, otherwise Fine, signed Holcombe

E. 200-300
425
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1121
c
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1121, BatumBATUM, 1920, 1r Orange Brown (57; SG 45), BATUM, 1920, 1r Orange Brown (57; SG 45)BATUM, 1920, 1r Orange Brown (57; SG 45). Two blocks of four, each tied by Batum Jul. 12, 1920 double-circle datestamps on cover to Bern, Switzerland, arrival backstamp, central file fold well-away from stamps, Very Fine and scarce, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
60
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