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Sale 1152 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 April, 2017

Category — Collections and Accumulations - India thru New Zealand

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1761
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India Unused Collection. 1860-1950, on album pages (except the -66 Issues on a stockpage), the Republic postage issues appear complete less only the King Edward VII 25r, also a good run of Official stamps, and all three sets of the China Expeditionary Force, original gum, some h.r., many lightly hinged and a few Mint N.H., largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
1762
 
India Lot. Many dozens in three counter books, some early used, 20th Century unused including the 1935 Jubilee in Mint N.H. blocks of four, some Back-of-Book, one of the books is all Feudatory States, with an array of unused and used stamps, much is Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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1763
c
Sale Number 1152, Lot Number 1763, Collections and Accumulations - India thru New ZealandIndia De la Rue Issue Postal History Balance, India De la Rue Issue Postal History BalanceIndia De la Rue Issue Postal History Balance. 21 items, interesting selection with various uses incl. multi-colored frankings, destinations such as Channel Islands, Italy, Ireland, Aden and others, we notice one front used from Pondicherry with six 8p stamps (19; SG 52) and one incoming British military cover, small faults, mostly Fine or better

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1764
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Indian Convention States Collection Balance. On album pages, all states represented, the best King George VI sets are lacking because they are offered individually, a few earlier sets and single are offered individually, otherwise it is quite well-filled, with sets from the Queen Victoria to King George VI eras, with many sets in the $100.00-500.00 catalogue value range, original gum, lightly hinged or h.r., fresh colors throughout, Fine-Very Fine, a desirable collection from this popular collecting area

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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1765
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Indian Feudatory States Extensive Unused Collection. Many hundreds (probably over 1,000) mostly different, originally on album pages, the collector moved them to his safety deposit box, so they are now on about 170 stockcards, plus multiples in glassines, most are identified with Stanley Gibbons numbers, some early issues, much of the value in 20th Century, with many elusive singles and sets, includes several varieties, while many of the catalogue values are modest, many are difficult to find, and this is one of the most undervalued area of British Commonwealth, certainly collections this comprehensive are rarely seen, vast majority Fine-Very Fine, collectors or dealers in this fascinating are should spend extra time carefully reviewing this lot

E. 4,000-5,000
10,000
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1766
 
India Feudatory States, Jammu and Kashmir Collection. Neatly mounted in an old-time German homemade album, beautifully handwritten and identified, we notice some scarce stamps throughout with the earlier stamps mostly cut squares, small faults to be expected but much is Fine-Very Fine, an interesting collection of this under-appreciated area

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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1767
 
Mesopotamia and Iraq Collection. Few better 1917 Baghdad and 1918-20 Iraq Issues, British Mandate thru 1973 with some duplication, with better sets, souvenir sheets incl. multiple examples of 1948 in both perforated and imperforate, interesting varieties of 1958 Overprint Issues, plus more, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
13,000
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1768
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Ireland Unused Collection. Some on album pages, but most of the collection is on stockcards (so as to be put in a safe deposit box), early overprints including blocks of the lower values, several Seahorse sets including at least one of each printing, good value in booklet panes, with at least two each of the first four (from the 1922-23 "se" watermark series), Commemoratives from the 1920s-1960s, with multiples sets of some (four sets of the 1937 St. Patrick) including blocks, many Mint N.H. (including early overprints), Fine-Very Fine

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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1769
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Ireland Unused Collection. 1922-61, neatly arranged on stockpages, includes the Dollard, second Thom and Bradbury Seahorse sets, Overprint and later definitive sets, a few varieties, better Commemorative sets from the 1930s-1950s, some Mint N.H. including the 1937 St. Patrick set, also Air Posts, Postage Dues, and some booklets and panes, Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
650
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1770
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Ireland 1922-23 Overprint Gutter Pairs. Dollard series Black overprints complete less the 4p, first Thom sets of five (both 2p dies), wide Thom set of five, and the Saorstat set complete less the 3p, also wide Thom -1/2 and 1p gutter blocks of four, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Hibernian value

€ 2,679
850
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1771
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Ireland 1922-23 Overprints with Control Number. 43 items, a few singles, but most are in strips or blocks with the control number in the bottom selvage, individual catalogue values to €120, some duplication, including eleven 1p with "S21" control number, most Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, the listed Hibernian value is for a single stamp in hinged condition, and does not include the 50% premium attached for Mint N.H. (which the vast majority are) and does not take into account that most are in more desirable strips and blocks, Hibernian value

€ 705
200
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1772
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Ireland Gutter Pair Collection. 1930-65 on stockcards, one Definitive set, rest are Commemoratives, includes Hibernian Nos. C17-C18, C29-C30 (two), C43-C44, C55-C56 and C69 (gutter block of four), very little duplication, spot check of the better values shows all Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Hibernian value

€ 5,490
900
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1773
c
Israel Covers. 16, with Doar Ivri varieties (imperf between pairs), including a few off-cover, 1948 New Year tab set on two covers, others are postage due usages, 3m-50m Doar Ivri with "T" handstamp on separate covers, seven covers have the first Postage Due issue, some are clear commercial usages, including a postcard from Canada with 10m and 50m values tied, another from Italy with 20m tied, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
750
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1774
 
Italian States Collection Balance. Over 125 unused or used on album pages, includes stamps with catalogue values up to about $3,000.00, usual mixed quality, though there are several Fine-Very Fine, our estimate is a tiny fraction of the total catalogue value, eleven certificates (mostly Sismondo) accompany

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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1775
 
Italy 19th Century Balance. Includes several dozen States (mostly used), Italy includes some better unused with original gum, as well as used, typical mixed quality, two with certificates

E. 300-400
450
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1776
 
Italian Area Collection. To 1960s in two Scott albums, includes Italy proper (no States), Colonies, Occupation issues, San Marino, and Vatican City, Italy contains some higher cataloguing 19th Century in typical mixed quality, strength of the collection is in 20th Century, with many desirable sets (mostly unused) and high values, including Air Post issues, the 20th Century is largely Fine-Very Fine and quite saleable

E. 4,000-5,000
10,000
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1777
 
Italy - Trieste, Zone A Collection. In five albums, replete with errors and varieties incl. double overprints, double perforations, overprint varieties (such as 1948 Short "T" and No Period) and inverted overprints, incl. Sassone Nos. 82a (€400), PA26a (€1,600) and many others, some inscription blocks of five (catalogues over €1,000), also with Venezia Giulia "A.M.G. V.G." overprints and Naples "Governo Militare Alleato" overprints, some better incl. Sassone Nos. 12c, P10, P11, P12 (€2,080), some small faults incl. a few with minor tape stains, Fine-Very Fine, an interesting lot

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1778
 
Japan Collection Balance. Neatly mounted in two albums to about 1960, early Classics reviewed by Varro Tyler with some useful material noticed, forgeries identified and separately mounted, both unused and used with some duplication in different cancels, incl. many souvenir sheets such as Nos. 222a, 422a, 479a and even C8, early material mixed condition but afterwards mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
7,500
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1779
 
Japan Accumulation. Collection balances in albums with some useful unused sets and souvenir sheets, many hundreds of glassines with mostly Mint N.H. post-1950 issues in various quantities, and some miscellaneous material including other Asian countries, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
5,000
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1780
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Japan Large Mint Blocks, 1883-1907. Six Mint N.H. large blocks of 49 to 96 each, with Nos. 72, 75, 77, 91, 93 and 96, couple with sensible hinge reinforcements or splitting, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

3,268
4,500
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1781
 
Japanese Occupation Impressive Balance. Neatly mounted in an album, wide range of issues from areas such as Offices in China and Korea, Brunei, North Borneo, Sarawak, Burma, Malaya States and China incl. the various regions such as Kwangtung, Meng Chang, North China, etc., all of which is surprisingly difficult to acquire in such a high level of completeness despite much having low catalogue figures, better quality than it typically seen and would be a difficult collection to recreate, Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
9,000
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1782
 
Jordan Accumulation. Mostly from 1924 onwards, with singles and some plate blocks, most of the value in complete panes and souvenir sheets, panes incl. multiple examples of 1964 Space, 1966 Christ and 1967 Builders of World Peace, both perforated and imperforate, souvenir sheets with Nos. 531N (100), 534J (200), 534K (200) and 532F (100), mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1783
 
Korea Collection Balance. From the First Issue thru 1960s, early Classics with a few key stamps, with 1903 $1.00 and $2.00 Falcon, 1951-52 Flag Series, few booklet panes and many souvenir sheets incl. No. 285a plus others, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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1784
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Korea Unused Group. Sets and singles from 1946-50, all different, a few varieties including Nos. 59a and 94a, a few North Korea, appears all Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail about $1,500.00

E. 300-400
150
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1785
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Korea Official Presentation Album, 1946-51. Album from the "Postal Bureau, Department of Communications, Republic of Korea", stamps stuck down on individual pages, incl. Nos. 132-173, stamps are Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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1786
 
Latin, South and Central America Collection Balance. Housed in five Scott albums to about 1960s, significant portion of value in South American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Venezuela, some better early issues noticed throughout and Back-of-Book Air Posts, Air Post Officials, Officials, etc., volumes filled with singles and sets with both used and unused, some of which were purchased individually from auctions, much is Fine or better, a great collection from which to continue and build upon

E. 4,000-5,000
9,500
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1787
 
Lebanon Massive Once in a Lifetime Unused Stock. Neatly housed on stock pages, small and large mint sheet files from 1924 First Issue thru 1960s, unbelievable assortment with sets in unused (mostly Mint N.H.) condition, duplication present in singles, pairs, blocks and complete panes (especially the more modern periods), we notice a great number of stamps that catalogue $25.00-$250.00 and more, with Back-of-Book Air Posts, Postage Dues and extensive stock of souvenir sheets, some of which have printings of 500 or less such as Nos. C111-C114, C115-C118, C266-C268 without value, etc. which are unlisted in Scott but have catalogue values of £325 in Gibbons (with duplication on these as well), mostly Fine-Very Fine, careful inspection should prove fruitful as we expect the total catalogue value to be surprisingly high

E. 5,000-7,500
22,000
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1788
 
Lebanon Errors and Varieties Collection. Wide mixture from an old-time stock from 1924 First Issue thru Independence into 1960s, French period replete with shifted, double, inverted and different color overprints, overprint on reverse, in different colors, among many other minor varieties, much of which is listed in Yvert totaling over €15,000 plus much more that is unlisted, quite a few examples from the 1944 Arab Medical Congress (inverted and without overprint), Independent period with large amount of blocks and part panes with double impressions, shifted perfs and colors, some quite dramatic, much is Fine-Very Fine, a worthwhile lot for serious study

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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1789
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Leeward Islands Unused Collection. 1890-1954, neatly arranged on stockpages, missing only a few for completion, includes the 1897 Jubilee overprints (5sh with slight rub), all the King Edward VII issues, King George V to £1, and the King George VI and QEII definitive sets, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,200
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1790
 
Macao Collection. Neatly mounted on pages to early 1960s, begins with useful 1884-85 Crown Series, quite well-filled onwards incl. Ceres Issue with Nos. 238I-238K, 1934 San Gabriel, 1938 Explorers and much more, some earlier values without gum, small faults to be expected but much is Fine or better

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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1791
 
Malaya and Straits Settlements Collection Balance. Neatly mounted on Scott pages, with Malaysia thru 1970s, each of the Malay States represented with early issues, desirable high value definitives and even some Japanese Occupation, Straits Settlements with numerous useful items as well, mixed unused and used throughout, mostly Fine-Very Fine, a strong collection balance of this collectible area

E. 3,000-4,000
13,000
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1792
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Malta Unused Collection. Neatly arranged on stockpages, includes thirteen 1860-84 -1/2p stamps in a range of shades and papers, 20th Century has useful sets and high values through King George VI, plus a few QEII sets, condition a little mixed on the early issues, 20th Century mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1793
 
Mauritius Collection. Neatly arranged in a stockbook, includes 1848 1p and 2p Worn Impression (faults, both with certificates), 1859 2p Intermediate single and Worn horizontal pair, later issues unused, including both shades of the 1863 5sh, 1878 Surcharges, 1879-80 Definitives, 1910 King Edward VII Tablet set, some QEII including varieties, also includes a useful group of unused Seychelles, early stamps in typical mixed quality, later issues mainly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
2,900
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1794
 
Mexico Useful Collection. In Scott album thru 1980, mixed both unused and used, we notice numerous better items incl. Nos. 86, 284, 422, 561, 705 and 727A, with Back-of-Book Air Posts, Air Post Officials and Officials with some better sets such as Nos. CO3-CO9, many singles and sets cataloguing over $600.00 each, mostly Fine or better

E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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1795
 
Middle East Collection. In a Scott album to 1960s, most valued focused around Iran with early Lions (many signed) and various singles and sets as well as Saudi Arabia covering Hejaz, Nejd and Kingdom periods, better early material signed but also key items in Kingdom period incl. Nos. 862-863 souvenir sheets and C37 and C63 (both used), also countries such as Afghanistan, Israel, Syria and Yemen, mostly Fine or better

E. 1,500-2,000
5,000
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1796
 
Monaco Useful Stock. Early classics with unused and used and progressively only unused thru late 1960s, highlights incl. 1885 First Issue (with 1fr and 5fr used), 1919 Semi-Postal set unused, multiple 1932-37 sets, 1955-57 Air Posts both Perforated 11 and 13, some souvenir sheets and se-tenant blocks (incl. a few panes), a few imperforates and color trials, even a few covers, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1797
og
New Zealand Extensive Collection. From Chalon Heads to the early Queen Elizabeth II issues, includes a nice representation of 38 Chalon Heads that are mainly used, balance of the collection is nearly all unused, all were originally mounted in an album, but the collector put them on stockcards or stockpages so he could keep them in his safety deposit box, not only is there a solid run of singles, but also blocks and varieties, includes a specialized showing of the 1901-05 1p Red, sorted by paper and perf types, an excellent group of early booklet panes, with advertising or bars in the selvage, value in Back-of-Book, with Air Post, Postage Dues, Officials, Life Insurance, and a strong group of Postal-Fiscals, some duplication (including on the better items), many Mint N.H. (including early issues), largely Fine-Very Fine, a rare opportunity to obtain a large number of highly saleable New Zealand items at one time

E. 7,500-10,000
18,000
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1798
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New Zealand 1935-42 Definitive Series Specialized Group. Neatly laid out in a stockbook, covers both the single watermark (Scott 185-198) and multiple watermark (203-216), plus the overprinted Official stamps (O58-O70), well over 400 singles or blocks arranged by Campbell-Paterson numbers, useful balanced quantities of each value, vast majority Mint N.H., a tiny number slightly affected by gum toning, a high percentage is fresh and Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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