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Sale 1170 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

Category — Nicaragua thru Saudi Arabia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4815°
c
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4815, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaNICARAGUA, 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 ONLY 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. 10,000-15,000
0
4816
c
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4816, Nicaragua thru Saudi Arabia, PORTUGAL, 1843 H.M.S. Malabar Folded Letter. Datelined H.M.S. Malabar, Lisbon, August 7th, 1843 and sent from James Risk, Seaman on board and countersigned by Commanding Officer W. Hamley on folded letter to Port Glasgow, Scotland, Port Glasgow backstamp, stitch marks remain at bottom right where a 1p coin was affixed (and subsequently removed), horizontal file fold, slight edge toning and small tear at top, with legible three-page letter incl. historical content regarding taken aboard the Spanish Regent Espartero who was escaping to England (where he stayed for about five years), Fine and scarce coin letter

E. 500-750
0
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4817
 
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4817, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRUSSIA, 1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1), RUSSIA, 1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1)RUSSIA, 1857, 10k Brown & Blue (1). With gum that may be original, and was sold as such in a 1942 Friedl Company auction (original lot card accompanies), large margins, rich color, in 2001 this was sent to Mikulski and he opined that it had a pen cancel removed and the gum was not original, he marked a small "M" on the face of the stamp, must be offered on its merits

475
200
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4818
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4818, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRUSSIA, 1937, 10k Dark Brown, Imperforate (599b; Zagorsky 462Pa), RUSSIA, 1937, 10k Dark Brown, Imperforate (599b; Zagorsky 462Pa)RUSSIA, 1937, 10k Dark Brown, Imperforate (599b; Zagorsky 462Pa). Mint N.H., large margins, fresh and Very Fine

1,050
325
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4819
c
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4819, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRUSSIA, 1931, July 24-31, Russia Polar Flight (Sieger 119C), RUSSIA, 1931, July 24-31, Russia Polar Flight (Sieger 119C)RUSSIA, 1931, July 24-31, Russia Polar Flight (Sieger 119C). Russia 30k-2r (C30-C33) tied by Leningrad Zeppelin July 25, 1931 datestamps on cacheted flown registered cover, posted aboard the Icebreaker "Malygin" two days later, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
190
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4820
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4820, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17). Mint N.H., precise centering, fresh color on bright white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1970 A.P.S. certificate

2,000
850
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4821
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4821, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17). Mint N.H. but with light fingerprint on gum, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine, with 1964 P.F. certificate

2,000
550
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4822
og
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4822, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17). Lightly hinged, well-centered, rich shade, Very Fine

1,600
500
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4823
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4823, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952-54, 1y-1,000y Revenues (R1-R8), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952-54, 1y-1,000y Revenues (R1-R8)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952-54, 1y-1,000y Revenues (R1-R8). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Very Fine

715
170
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4824
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4824, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1958, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R9-R16), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1958, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R9-R16)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1958, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R9-R16). Mint N.H., each with matching imprint in bottom selvage, fresh colors, Very Fine and scarce

1,375
375
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4825
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4825, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaRYUKYU ISLANDS, 1968, 8c Brown, Unemployment Insurance (RQ5), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1968, 8c Brown, Unemployment Insurance (RQ5)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1968, 8c Brown, Unemployment Insurance (RQ5). Mint N.H. bottom right imprint block of ten, deep shade, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

300
0
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4826
c
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4826, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaSAN MARINO, 1931, 50c-10l Air Post (C1-C10; Sassone A1-A10), SAN MARINO, 1931, 50c-10l Air Post (C1-C10; Sassone A1-A10)SAN MARINO, 1931, 50c-10l Air Post (C1-C10; Sassone A1-A10). Complete set of 10, all tied by San Marino Dec. 15, 1931 double-circle datestamps on registered philatelic cover to Rome, departure and arrival backstamps, slightly rough opening at top, Very Fine, Sassone €3,000

2,150
275
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4827
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4827, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaSAUDI ARABIA, 1925, -1/8pi Red Brown (38B), SAUDI ARABIA, 1925, -1/8pi Red Brown (38B)SAUDI ARABIA, 1925, -1/8pi Red Brown (38B). Lightly hinged, attractive color, Very Fine, one of the key rarities of Saudi Arabia, with 2002 Sorani certificate

3,750
2,300
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4828
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4828, Nicaragua thru Saudi ArabiaSAUDI ARABIA, 1934, -1/4g-1s Proclamation, Imperforate (138-149), SAUDI ARABIA, 1934, -1/4g-1s Proclamation, Imperforate (138-149)SAUDI ARABIA, 1934, -1/4g-1s Proclamation, Imperforate (138-149). Mostly lightly hinged, large balanced margins, fresh colors, Very Fine

2,267
400
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