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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — Bulgaria thru Chile

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1472
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1472, Bulgaria thru ChileBULGARIA, 1882, 3s Orange & Yellow, Background Inverted (12a; Michel 14K), BULGARIA, 1882, 3s Orange & Yellow, Background Inverted (12a; Michel 14K)BULGARIA, 1882, 3s Orange & Yellow, Background Inverted (12a; Michel 14K). Lightly cancelled, precise centering, brilliantly fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this rare error of which only nine examples have been recorded, ex Hitzler, signed P.Y. Karaivanoff and Holcombe, Michel €3,500

2,500
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1473
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1473, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph (7), CHILE, 1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph (7)CHILE, 1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph (7). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to just touched, neat strikes of four-ring cancel, lovely shade and fine impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN SOUND CONDITION.

Ex Caspary, Galvez (as a strip of five) and "Islander"

E. 1,500-2,000
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1474
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1474, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a), CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a)CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a). Large margins to clear at bottom right, beautiful shade and impression, tied by four-ring cancel, red "Santiago 14 Nbre 54" circular datestamp on small cover to Bordeaux, France, sender's routing "Par panama et l'angletaire", red two-line "PANAMA/TRANSIT" handstamp, red London transit backstamp (Jan. 1, 1855), Calais transit datestamp and Bordeaux receiving backstamp, "21" decimes due handstamp, minor edgewear and toned spots

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH ON COVER TO A EUROPEAN DESTINATION. VERY FEW ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

The 5c Lithograph paid the internal rate, and all other transit postage was collected from the addressee in France. Ex "Islander"

E. 3,000-4,000
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1475
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1475, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a), CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a)CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a). Bright Rose Brown shade, full to large margins, tied by four-ring cancel, red "Valparaiso 29 Obre" circular datestamp on folded cover to Lima, Peru, 1859 receipt docketing, Very Fine, late use of the Lithograph and scarce use to another country, ex "Islander"

E. 750-1,000
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1476
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1476, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Chocolate Brown, Lithograph (7d), CHILE, 1854, 5c Chocolate Brown, Lithograph (7d)CHILE, 1854, 5c Chocolate Brown, Lithograph (7d). Large margins to barely touched at left, magnificent deep rich color, used with 1854 5c Burnt Sienna, Gillet Print (4), ample margins to slightly in at upper right, each stamp tied by four-ring cancel, "Copiapo 8 Abril 55" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Valparaiso, sender's routing "p Vapor Peytona" (carried by ship, thus additional 5c rate)

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE COMBINATION OF THE ENGRAVED AND LITHOGRAPHED ISSUES ON THE SAME COVER.

In 1854 the 5c stamps were printed by Gillet in Santiago from the engraved plates and from lithographic stones. However, the two different printings are rarely seen used together. On this cover, the Lithograph was probably applied first, then at a later point (at the post office?) the engraved stamp was applied for the ship rate.

Ex "Islander"

E. 4,000-5,000
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1477
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1477, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var), CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var)CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var). Blank 5/Vt 6/14, bottom right corner squeezed, full margins all around, rich color, four-ring cancel, Very Fine, ex "Islander"

E. 500-750
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1478
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1478, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var), CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var)CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var). Blank 5/Vt 8/18, top of design missing, ample margins, four-ring cancel, Very Fine, ex "Islander"

E. 500-750
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1479
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1479, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var), CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var)CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, Transfer Flaw (7 var). Part of extra frameline at bottom left, large margins, four-ring cancel, Extremely Fine, ex "Islander"

E. 400-500
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1480
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1480, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, "Big Squeeze" Transfer Flaw (7 var), CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, "Big Squeeze" Transfer Flaw (7 var)CHILE, 1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, "Big Squeeze" Transfer Flaw (7 var). Galvez Type 2 (Blank 5/Vt 1/1), three clear to large margins, in at left, four-ring cancel

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE "BIG SQUEEZE" LITHOGRAPHIC TRANSFER FLAW, IN WHICH ALMOST ALL OF THE WORD "CENTAVOS" IS MISSING. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND REMARKABLE VARIETY.

Ex "Islander"

E. 2,000-3,000
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1481
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1481, Bulgaria thru ChileCHILE, 1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph, Study Group (7), CHILE, 1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph, Study Group (7)CHILE, 1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph, Study Group (7). Four singles mounted on an exhibit page from the Gerhard Blank collection with block of four 5c "Estanco" recess printing, annotated to explain how the flaw in Position 25 on the engraved plate was captured in the transfer to the lithographic stone, and also that differences in the singles prove that multiple lithographic transfers were made on one of the stones (some in strips), also with a further two singles proving the use of multiple lithographic transfers, a fascinating study, ex Blank (illustrated in his book, plate 31) and "Islander"

E. 750-1,000
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