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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — Argentina thru Belgium

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1440
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1440, Argentina thru BelgiumARGENTINA, 1899, 5p Orange & Black, Inverted Center (140a), ARGENTINA, 1899, 5p Orange & Black, Inverted Center (140a)ARGENTINA, 1899, 5p Orange & Black, Inverted Center (140a). Original gum, lightly hinged, far better centering than usually found (most are centered to the bottom), strong color, Very Fine, only one sheet of 50 was printed with the inverted center, as several of those are tied up in large blocks

2,750
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1441
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1441, Argentina thru BelgiumARGENTINA, 1899, 10p Green & Black, Inverted Center (141a), ARGENTINA, 1899, 10p Green & Black, Inverted Center (141a)ARGENTINA, 1899, 10p Green & Black, Inverted Center (141a). With selvage and part imprint at top, original gum, lightly hinged, nicely centered, rich color, faint gum bend

VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1899 10-PESO GREEN & BLACK WITH INVERTED CENTER.

While the 1-peso and 2-peso stamps from this series with inverted centers come up for auction on a relatively regular basis, the 10-peso stamp is rarely seen.

Scott Retail

5,000
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1442
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1442, Argentina thru BelgiumARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Blue (7), ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Blue (7)ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Blue (7). Horizontal pair, large bottom sheet margin, other sides slightly in, scissors-cut between stamps, cancelled by blue ponchito with matching "Renta de Correos, San-Nicolas" double-oval handstamp on blue folded cover to Buenos Aires, sender's routing "por 'Correo'", addressee's name cut out and patched, otherwise Fine, pairs of the One-peso are scarce on cover, ex "Islander"

E. 750-1,000
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1443
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1443, Argentina thru BelgiumARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Blue (7), ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Blue (7)ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("In Ps") Blue (7). Large margins except in one place at upper right, bright shade, uncancelled but tied by light blue ink smears on folded letter to street address in Buenos Aires, backflap has a clear strike of blue "Nuevas Mensagerias Nacionales de Jose Merlino" (Jose Merlino's New National Messenger Service) ornately framed oval handstamp with detailed illustration of four-horse stagecoach and passengers, opens up for display, letter dated Jan. 12, 1859, which makes this a very early use of the "In Ps" Blue, file folds

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE BARQUITOS ISSUE COVER WITH THE JOSE MERLINO STAGECOACH MARKING.

According to Peplow, the color of the One-peso was changed from Brown to Blue on January 1, 1859.

Ex Jewell and "Islander"

E. 2,000-3,000
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1444
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1444, Argentina thru BelgiumARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("To rs") Blue (8), ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("To rs") Blue (8)ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, 1859, 1p ("To rs") Blue (8). "Cuato rs" variety with letters partly printed, cut in, faults, Fine appearance and rare, ex "Islander"

E. 200-300
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1445
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1445, Argentina thru BelgiumAUSTRIA, 1867-72, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose, Ty. II (28-29), AUSTRIA, 1867-72, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose, Ty. II (28-29)AUSTRIA, 1867-72, 3kr Green, 5kr Rose, Ty. II (28-29). Horizontal pair of 5kr, tied by perfect strikes of "Tetschen 24 6 72" circular "thimble" datestamps on blue folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., manuscript "via Bremen" directive, red "Franco" handstamp, Bodenbach transit backstamp, Very Fine, a pretty cover used from a small town in the Czech Republic

E. 300-400
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1446
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1446, Argentina thru BelgiumAUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36), AUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36)AUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36). Horizontal pair, used on uprated 5kr entire and tied by "Schwertherg 8/9" (ca. 1876) circular datestamps and addressed to Albany N.Y., red "Franco" handstamp, transit backstamps, red New York arrival datestamps, one of which also ties the pair, Very Fine, a visually-appealing cover addressed to James Hall, a renowned geologist and paleontologist of the period

E. 300-400
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1447
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1447, Argentina thru BelgiumAUSTRIA, 1936, 10sh Dollfuss (380; Michel 588), AUSTRIA, 1936, 10sh Dollfuss (380; Michel 588)AUSTRIA, 1936, 10sh Dollfuss (380; Michel 588). Mint N.H. block of four, exceedingly well-centered, rich color on fresh paper, top left stamp with two trivial rust spots, otherwise Extremely Fine, catalogued values as singles, Michel €5,600

2,900
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1448
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AUSTRIA, 1950, 60g + 15g - 1.70s + 40g, Carinthia (B269-B271; Michel 952-954). Mint N.H. sheet of 50, with full selvage all around, 1.70s + 40g one stamp with fingerprint on gum, Very Fine, Michel €7,500

6,000
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1449
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1449, Argentina thru BelgiumAUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue, 15sld Brown (4-5), AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue, 15sld Brown (4-5)AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 10sld Blue, 15sld Brown (4-5). Horizontal pair of 10sld, tied by "Gerusalemme 14/4" circular datestamps on 1871 cover to New York, manuscript "via Alexandria & Brindisi" directive, red boxed "Franco" and New York Paid All datestamp, accompanied by lengthy original letter regarding a religious trip in the region, cover with minor edge wear, still Very Fine

E. 500-750
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1450
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1450, Argentina thru BelgiumBELGIUM, 1920, 5c+5c to 15c+5c Olympics, Imperforate (B48-B50 var; COB 179-181 var), BELGIUM, 1920, 5c+5c to 15c+5c Olympics, Imperforate (B48-B50 var; COB 179-181 var)BELGIUM, 1920, 5c+5c to 15c+5c Olympics, Imperforate (B48-B50 var; COB 179-181 var). Horizontal pairs, large margins, h.r.'s, fresh colors, 15c with tiny thin speck, otherwise a Very Fine set of these scarce imperforate stamps, COB value

€ 2,500
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1451
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1451, Argentina thru BelgiumBELGIUM, 1932, 10c-10fr Cardinal Mercier, Imperforate (B114-B122; COB 342-350), BELGIUM, 1932, 10c-10fr Cardinal Mercier, Imperforate (B114-B122; COB 342-350)BELGIUM, 1932, 10c-10fr Cardinal Mercier, Imperforate (B114-B122; COB 342-350). Mint N.H. blocks of four, well-centered (especially the top value), bright and fresh, Very Fine set of block of this popular issue, catalogued as singles, COB €5,200

3,800
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