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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — Collections and Accumulations - Gibraltar thru Middle East

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2691
og
Gibraltar Unused Collection. To the 1990s in a stockbook, a useful array of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII issues, solid run of QEII including souvenir sheets, most are hinged, some of the most recent Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
2692
 
Great Britain, 1841 1p Red Brown (3; SG 8) Used Accumulation. 70 singles, a strip of three, strip of four, and four on cover, the off-cover stamps nearly all with Maltese Cross cancels, including two with the numeral "8" in the Maltese Cross, stamps in mixed condition, cancels strikes generally Very Fine

E. 300-400
100
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2693
 
Greece Hermes Heads Collection. Well over 350 mostly used stamps in a stockbook, many arranged by printing and color, some varieties, duplication including shades, range of cancels, most with four margins, generally Very Fine, could prove to be a useful lot for the specialist

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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2694
 
Heligoland Balance. 11 items, with No. 4 (Michel 4) used and Mint N.H. corner block of four, No. 5 (Michel 6) used and three singles with Michel varieties, No. 8 original gum (Michel 8F), No. 22 (Michel 19Ab) bottom margin block of four, No. 24 (Michel 19B) bottom margin single, best are two covers, No. 16 (Michel 13a) and No. 23 (Michel 20A) on separate fresh covers, plus Reprints from Leipzig (2), Berlin (4) and Hamburg (1), all either signed or with certificates, Fine-Very Fine, a nice group of better items

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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2695
 
India Used in Persian Gulf and Middle East Impressive Accumulation. Many hundreds of stamps plus over 20 covers, much of which was purchased over 40 years ago at auction and still on original lot cards, strong showing of Aden incl. three 1854 4a with bold "124" cancels thru King George V with higher Rupee values and Persia with Abadan, Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Bushire, Jask, Linga and Mohammerah, other areas incl. Bahrain, Dubai, Guadur, Kuwait and Muscat, some slightly mixed condition but mostly Fine or better, careful viewing is recommended as we noticed some scarce cancels throughout

E. 1,500-2,000
4,500
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2696
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Iran 20th Century Unused Collection. 1907-1980s, in a homemade album, includes the 1929 Shah Pahlavi set, then a good run of sets from 1935 on, most lightly hinged, though some are Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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2697
 
Iraq Balance of a Specialized Collection. In a homemade album and stockbook, 1923-58, with a run of straightforward stamps including Back-of-Book (some sets present both unused and used), but the most interesting part is in the numerous varieties, especially from the 1932 and 1941 overprint issues, plus perf and plate varieties on the 1941-42 Pictorials, a few Revenue overprints, vast majority Fine-Very Fine, a useful balance lot of this increasingly popular area

E. 1,500-2,000
6,750
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2698
og
Ireland Unused Collection. To 1990 in a Lighthouse hingeless album, early issues include three complete sets of Seahorses, plus another 10sh value, appears complete after 1929, with issues from 1950 onward mostly Mint N.H., also a second stockbook with the most recent issues and some booklets, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
850
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2699
 
Israel Group of Better Items. Some early Mint N.H. tabs sets including 1950 Independence Day, plate blocks of Nos. J1-J5 (Muentz certificate), Palestine stamps and one cover, a soldier's WWI correspondence, a forerunner registered receipt page, and more, most Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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2700
 
Italy and States Mostly 19th Century Assortment. Mostly Italian States on auction lot cards, several high cataloguing stamps, many purchased one-at-a-time, including a large number with certificates, condition far above what is normally encountered, with many Fine-Very Fine stamps, also early Italy, San Marino, Offices Abroad, and a few 20th Century, overall a very useful lot that has been valued conservatively

E. 2,000-3,000
7,000
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2701
og
Italy and Related Group of Better Items. Eritrea 1903 10l Postage Due with original gum (a few slightly improved perfs per Raybaudi), Offices in Turkey 1922 2l Postage Due with original gum (signed E. Diena), Vatican City 1934 Provisional set on cover, and three others, Fine

E. 500-750
800
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2702
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Italian Colonies Unused Collection. On album pages, all colonies represented, with early issues and later sets, including the popular Air Post issues, other Back-of-Book, such as Postage Dues and Parcel Post, Libya is perhaps the strongest, as there are several errors and varieties, also some Trieste, most with a high degree of completion, generally lacking only the rarities, majority Fine-Very Fine, a substantial collection of Italian Colonies with many elusive stamps

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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2703
 
Japan Collection. Well over 1,000 stamps to 1980s on album pages, used stamps from 1875 through the mid-20th Century, some unused starting at the beginning of the 20th Century, from 1960 on all Mint N.H., with a high degree of completion, majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
375
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2704
 
Latin America Collection. In four binders, some representation from nearly all Latin American countries including Mexico, though some countries are much more extensive than others, at first blush it may appear to have only modern unused sets, but a more careful review will reveal nuggets of hidden value, such as Brazil two Bull's Eyes and No. 13 used (latter with Sismondo certificate), a couple Argentina varieties, early Dominican Republic, Uruguay No. C1a (two certificates), Mexico No. CO10 (P.F. certificate) and more, due to its uneven nature careful examination is required

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
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2705
 
Malta Used Collection. 1869-1952, laid out on stockcards, with six 1860-78 -1/2p stamps, later Queen Victoria, later issues with some duplication including blocks, several Shilling values which are much more difficult to find used than unused, 1922-26 Issue to £1 (two £1 stamps) a few varieties (four examples of the "Pnney"), Postage Due set and two tete-beche pairs, an occasional unused stamp, some better cancels, slightly mixed quality, majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,600
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2706
c
Malta Covers. 65, a few stampless, including one to Bombay and redirected to Rio de Janeiro, two inbound (one with disinfected slits), 24 with Great Britain stamps used, these are mostly to European destinations, early 20th Century mostly better postcards, with two to Brazil, one with Paquetbot marking, and one WWI P.O.W., 19th Century postal cards, including one to Tunisia and one Gibraltar postal card used in Malta, fifteen with King George VI stamps, several WWII censored and a few philatelic, largely Fine-Very Fine, a desirable group of Malta covers

E. 1,000-1,500
8,000
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2707
og
Middle East Modern Unused Collection. In eleven binders, much is from the post-colonial period of former British, French and Italian colonies, also independent countries such as Afghanistan and Yemen, well-filled with unused sets, the earlier (1950s and 1960s) are often lightly hinged on album pages, later issues usually in mounts or stockpages and Mint N.H., contains some of the elusive stamps of the period such as U.A.E. first issue and Bahrain 1973 Postal Tax stamp (single and pair), some varieties, Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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