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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — Lithuania thru Luxembourg

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3836
ogbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3836, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLITHUANIA, 1926, 60c Blue & Black, Air Post, Center Inverted (C39c; Michel 245K), LITHUANIA, 1926, 60c Blue & Black, Air Post, Center Inverted (C39c; Michel 245K)LITHUANIA, 1926, 60c Blue & Black, Air Post, Center Inverted (C39c; Michel 245K). Block of four, h.r., wide and mostly balanced margins, strong colors, Very Fine, only 200 examples printed and scarce thus, ex Cunliffe, catalogued as singles, Michel €1,200

1,000
750
3837
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3837, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Horizontal pair, beautifully cancelled by a scarce and distinctive “colosse 26 barres” grid postmark, four large and wonderfully balanced margins, fresh color and impression, faint fold between the stamps and the right stamp with small thin spot, none of which detract from this pair's Extremely Fine appearance, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 300-400
375
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3838
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3838, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Horizontal strip of four, with the second stamp in the strip displaying the largest recut (no. XII) found on the Ten Centimes First Issue (dots strongly accented on the cheek and on the front and back of the neck), three full to large margins, margin at left close but clear, neat light strikes of nine-bar rimless grid postmark, Very Fine, ex Del Puente and Houser, signed Richter and with 1985 Demuth certificate

E. 500-750
400
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3839
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3839, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Horizontal strip of four, plus an additional single example, all used on a small dark blue piece and tied by distinctive three ring cancel with dot in the center of Clervaux, both the strip and the single with mostly ample to very large margins, the strip just barely touching on two stamps, strong color and impressions on all the stamps, Very Fine, an attractive piece, ex Del Puente and Houser, signed F.D.S.P.L.

E. 400-500
375
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3840
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3840, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Intense Black (1b; Michel 1c; Prifix 1e), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Intense Black (1b; Michel 1c; Prifix 1e)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Intense Black (1b; Michel 1c; Prifix 1e). Horizontal strip of seven, cancelled by four neat strikes of distinctive three ring cancel with dot in the center of Grevenmacher, strip with huge margin at top showing bits of several adjoining stamps, margin at right ranging from just clear to large, just touching or slightly cutting design at left and bottom margins, Fine, used multiples of this size are quite rare, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 500-750
550
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3841
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3841, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Two horizontal pairs, each with three large margins and a fourth cut a bit close, tied on greenish folded cover to Paris, France by light strikes of nine-bar rimless grid cancels, two strikes of small double circle “Luxembourg 2 Mars 58” French type datestamps at right, with larger boxed “PD” handstamp at bottom center, attractive small business sender’s boxed cachet in blue also at bottom, appropriate transit and arrival backstamps, Fine, an attractive and scarce franking, ex Houser

E. 500-750
375
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3842
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3842, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Horizontal strip of four, with three very large margins, fourth at left close but clear, outstanding color and impressions, tied on petite cover to Paris, France by light strikes of nine-bar grid cancels, as well as double circle “Luxembourg 5 Aout 56” French type datestamp, large boxed “PD” handstamp and a red transit circular datestamp at right, multiple transit and arrival postmarks on reverse, small tear at top of cover and multiple mounting hinges on reverse, overall Very Fine, quite a scarce franking as a strip of four on cover, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 500-750
500
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3843
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3843, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Horizontal pair, large to very large margins all around, incl. a bit of a potential sheet margin at left, rich color, used on a small folded 1858 cover to Orlon and centrally cancelled with a light strike of a nine-bar rimless grid postmark, matching double circle “Larochette 22 Jan 58” French type circular datestamp at top center, with larger boxed “PD” handstamp, Luxembourg backstamp, Very Fine, a particularly choice and attractive First Issue cover, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 500-750
475
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3844
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3844, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Handsome single with four large to huge margins, incl. showing small portions of adjoining stamps at left and at top, tied on petite local cover by distinctive three-ring cancel with a dot in the center, matching double circle “Diekirch 20 Janv 60” French type circular datestamp, backstamped Luxembourg, Very Fine, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 200-300
170
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3845
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3845, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Gray Black (1; Michel 1d; Prifix 1). Handsome single with four large margins and fresh color, tied on smaller narrow cover to Echternach by distinctive three-ring cancel with a dot in the center, matching double circle “Diekirch 20 Juin 58 (reading 52 in error)” French type circular datestamp at top right, Echternach arrival postmark on reverse, Very Fine, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 200-300
300
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3846
ng
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3846, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Red Brown (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Red Brown (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Red Brown (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2). Unused (no gum as is almost always the case), four large to very large margins, bright fresh color and a sharp impression, just the faintest trace of a thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Houser

1,500
450
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3847
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3847, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2b; Prifix 2), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2b; Prifix 2)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2b; Prifix 2). Vertical strip of three, possessing ample (at top right) to mostly very large margins all around, wonderfully rich color and impressions, tied to a small piece by three strikes of distinctive three ring cancel with dot in the center of Clervaux, with matching Clervaux double-ring circular datestamp to right, Very Fine, an eye-appealing and scarce strip of three, ex Del Puente and Houser, with 1985 Demuth certificate

E. 500-750
800
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3848
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3848, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2). Horizontal strip of three, ample to full margins all around, deep rich color, tied on folded cover to Rudesheim, Germany by light strikes of nine-bar rimless grid cancels, double circle “Luxembourg 16 Juin 57” French type datestamp in blue at top right, overstruck with large boxed “PD” also in blue, various transit and arrival backstamps, faint toning to strip at top left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Houser

E. 750-1,000
400
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3849
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3849, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Brown Red (2; Michel 2c; Prifix 2). Horizontal pair, full to mostly large margins all around, strong rich color, neatly tied on folded letter by single strike of nine-bar rimless grid cancel, matching double circle “Luxembourg 12 Aout 57” French type datestamp at top right, large boxed “PD” handstamp, various transit and arrival postmarks on reverse, couple of faint gum toning specks in top margin of pair, still Very Fine, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 400-500
300
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3850
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3850, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Rose (3; Michel 2f; Prifix 2i), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Rose (3; Michel 2f; Prifix 2i)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 1sg Rose (3; Michel 2f; Prifix 2i). Horizontal strip of three, four ample to mostly large margins, incl. a partial sheet margin at right, rich color, printed on unusual buff colored paper, tied on folded cover to Lohne, Germany by three light strikes of nine-bar rimless grid cancels, matching double circle “Luxembourg 23 Oct 57” French type datestamp at right, Large boxed “PD” handstamp, boxed Thier transit and Lohne arrival postmarks on reverse, Fine, ex Del Puente and Houser

E. 750-1,000
475
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3851
og
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3851, Lithuania thru LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG, 1875, 25c Ultramarine, Official (O7; Michel 6Ib), LUXEMBOURG, 1875, 25c Ultramarine, Official (O7; Michel 6Ib)LUXEMBOURG, 1875, 25c Ultramarine, Official (O7; Michel 6Ib). Original gum (rare on these early Official stamps), h.r., excellent centering with wide margins, rich color, certificate mentions a slight scuff at top left which is nearly impossible to detect, Very Fine, signed A. Diena and Bloch, with 1985 P.F. (not mentioning scuff) and 1995 Demuth certificates, both Scott and Michel prices are for no gum, Michel €2,800

2,100
700
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