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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 — Nicaragua thru Poland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3869°
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3869, Nicaragua thru PolandNICARAGUA, 1862, 5c Black (2), NICARAGUA, 1862, 5c Black (2)NICARAGUA, 1862, 5c Black (2). Cancelled by small red crayon on 1863 folded cover to Granada, docketing from Rivas on Jun. 26, manuscript "2c" beside stamp

FINE. A TREMENDOUSLY RARE USE OF THE 1862 5-CENTAVOS FIRST ISSUE ON COVER. ONE OF A MERE FOUR EXAMPLES KNOWN, AND THIS THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE RECORDED.

Nicaragua was the first country in Central America to issue stamps. There are no records which show the exact date of issue. This cover is unlisted in the census prepared by The Mainsheet of November 1998 by Dr. Arthur K.M. Woo which lists three:

1) Horizontal strip of three and single cancelled on cover to Guatemala dated Apr. 19, 1864

2) Horizontal strip of four cancelled on cover to Molfino in Granada (undated)

3) Two examples with 1871 1c Bister tied by "Rivas" straightline cancels on cover addressed locally (circa early 1870s)

According to Brian Moorhouse, the internal letter rate was 5c per quarter ounce listed in the June 1862 Ordenanza de Correos. A 2c rate is not mentioned despite the issuance of a 2c stamp but could be a possible carrier fee.

Confirmed genuine by Eduard Heinze (1863-1934) who was the German Conusl at Managua from 1900-05. With 2010 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
0
3870
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3870, Nicaragua thru PolandNORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue (1; Facit 1), NORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue (1; Facit 1)NORWAY, 1855, 4s Blue (1; Facit 1). Plate A, Position 35, ample to huge margins, boldly tied by dark blue "Laurvig 22/5 1856" circular datestamp on folded letter to Grimstad, Very Fine

375
150
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3871
og
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3871, Nicaragua thru PolandOBOCK, 1892, 1c-1fr Overprints (1-11; Yvert 1-11), OBOCK, 1892, 1c-1fr Overprints (1-11; Yvert 1-11)OBOCK, 1892, 1c-1fr Overprints (1-11; Yvert 1-11). Original gum, some h.r., fresh colors, 15c and 20c (cheaper values) with minor crease, Fine-Very Fine, ex Gibralter, key values signed Calves, A. Brun or Marquelet, Yvert €3,010

2,642
1,900
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3872
og
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3872, Nicaragua thru PolandOBOCK, 1892, 1c on 25c Black on Rose, Inverted Surcharge (21 var; Yvert 21a), OBOCK, 1892, 1c on 25c Black on Rose, Inverted Surcharge (21 var; Yvert 21a)OBOCK, 1892, 1c on 25c Black on Rose, Inverted Surcharge (21 var; Yvert 21a). Horizontal se-tenant pair, left stamp the error, original gum, strong impression, Fine and attractive as a se-tenant pair, ex Gibralter, signed Calves, Yvert value

€ 1,125
600
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3873
og
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3873, Nicaragua thru PolandOBOCK, 1894, 50fr Red Violet & Green (64; Yvert 64), OBOCK, 1894, 50fr Red Violet & Green (64; Yvert 64)OBOCK, 1894, 50fr Red Violet & Green (64; Yvert 64). Original gum, small h.r., large margins, light corner creases at bottom, Very Fine appearance, Yvert €1,100

1,000
350
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3874
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3874, Nicaragua thru PolandPANAMA, 1903, 10c Yellow (54), PANAMA, 1903, 10c Yellow (54)PANAMA, 1903, 10c Yellow (54). Used with 1903-04 10c on 20c Red Brown on Blue Registration, regular issue tied by "Agencia Postal Nacional, Panama 23 Dic. 1903" circular datestamp on registered cover to Virginia Pa., New York transit backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce use of the first "Panama" overprint issue with registry stamp, ex Meroni

E. 750-1,000
500
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3875
ogbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3875, Nicaragua thru PolandPANAMA, 1915, 20c Brown & Black, Center Inverted (212a), PANAMA, 1915, 20c Brown & Black, Center Inverted (212a)PANAMA, 1915, 20c Brown & Black, Center Inverted (212a). Block of four, mount glazed original gum, intense colors, Fine and scarce, ex Cunliffe, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
450
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3876
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3876, Nicaragua thru PolandPARAGUAY, 1870, 1r Bright Rose (1a), PARAGUAY, 1870, 1r Bright Rose (1a)PARAGUAY, 1870, 1r Bright Rose (1a). Huge balanced margins all around, tied by Asuncion Sept. 23, 1874 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Buenos Aires, manuscript "por Vapor Goya" (river steam ship) endorsement at top, arrival docketing, file fold away from stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE PARAGUAY ONE-REAL FIRST ISSUE ON COVER.

With 2002 Moorhouse certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,400
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3877
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3877, Nicaragua thru PolandPERU, 1858, 1d Deep Blue (3), PERU, 1858, 1d Deep Blue (3)PERU, 1858, 1d Deep Blue (3). Huge margins all around, sharp impression, tied by "123 Lima" dotted oval cancel on 1859 cover to Genoa, Italy, "GB 2f87 5/10" accountancy marking with "15" handstamp rating marking, London, Calais and Paris transit datestamps, Genoa arrival backstamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, with 2013 Moorhouse certificate

E. 400-500
325
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3878
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3878, Nicaragua thru PolandPERU, 1858, 1p Rose Red (4), PERU, 1858, 1p Rose Red (4)PERU, 1858, 1p Rose Red (4). Huge to large margins, cancelled by "Huanc" in dots cancel of Huancayo on folded cover to Lima, docketing from May 10, 1858, Very Fine, a particularly choice cover, with 2016 Moorhouse certificate

E. 200-300
225
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3879
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3879, Nicaragua thru PolandPERU, 1868, 1d Green, Arms Embossed Inverted (14a), PERU, 1868, 1d Green, Arms Embossed Inverted (14a)PERU, 1868, 1d Green, Arms Embossed Inverted (14a). Large margins all around, rich color and neat cancel, light creases, otherwise Very Fine, ex Cunliffe

1,200
225
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3880
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3880, Nicaragua thru PolandPOLAND, 1860, 10k Dark Blue & Rose (1b), POLAND, 1860, 10k Dark Blue & Rose (1b)POLAND, 1860, 10k Dark Blue & Rose (1b). Tied by well-struck "1" in target, red Warsaw circular datestamp on folded cover to St. Petersburg, some sight overall wear, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 750-1,000
850
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