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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — Costa Rica thru Egypt

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1550
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1550, Costa Rica thru EgyptCOSTA RICA, 1863, -1/2r Blue (1), COSTA RICA, 1863, -1/2r Blue (1)COSTA RICA, 1863, -1/2r Blue (1). Tied by barred "1" cancel with corresponding "Cartago" in oval cancel at far left on folded cover to Jesus Jimenez in San Jose, cover with small tear at top not affecting stamp or markings, Very Fine, Jesus Jimenez was President of Costa Rica from May 1863 to May 1866, all correspondence to him has had the contents removed

E. 750-1,000
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1551
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1551, Costa Rica thru EgyptCOSTA RICA, 1901, 5c Gray Blue & Black, 50c Dull Lilac & Dark Blue (47, 50), COSTA RICA, 1901, 5c Gray Blue & Black, 50c Dull Lilac & Dark Blue (47, 50)COSTA RICA, 1901, 5c Gray Blue & Black, 50c Dull Lilac & Dark Blue (47, 50). Tied by target cancel with "Puntaarenas, Costa Rica Set. 2, 1904" double-circle datestamp on registered pre-printed address cover to San Francisco Cal., violet boxed registry handstamp, New York transit and San Francisco arrival backstamps, various sender's markings at left, Very Fine, a colorful and attractive registered cover

E. 500-750
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1552
nh
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1552, Costa Rica thru EgyptCZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 10k Deep Violet (B21a; Michel 54Ib), CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 10k Deep Violet (B21a; Michel 54Ib)CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 10k Deep Violet (B21a; Michel 54Ib). Type II per Benes, Mint N.H., deep intense color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, not easy to find in Mint Never-Hinged condition, signed several times including Gilbert and Benes, catalogue values as hinged, Michel €400

375
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1553
og
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1553, Costa Rica thru EgyptCZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 10h Carmine Imperforate (B26; Michel 98), CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 10h Carmine Imperforate (B26; Michel 98)CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 10h Carmine Imperforate (B26; Michel 98). Type II per Benes, Lightly hinged, large to full margins, bright color, Very Fine, only 250 printed, we have not offered this stamp in the last fifteen years, signed several times including Benes, Michel €2,000

3,500
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1554
og
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1554, Costa Rica thru EgyptCZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 5h Deep Green on Yellow (B33; Michel 68), CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 5h Deep Green on Yellow (B33; Michel 68)CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1919, 5h Deep Green on Yellow (B33; Michel 68). Type I per Benes, minor h.r., exceptionally fresh, well-centered, Very Fine and quite scarce, signed several times including Benes, Michel €1,100

800
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1555
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1555, Costa Rica thru EgyptECUADOR (British Post Office), Great Britain 1869, 6p Violet (A21; SG Z17), ECUADOR (British Post Office), Great Britain 1869, 6p Violet (A21; SG Z17)ECUADOR (British Post Office), Great Britain 1869, 6p Violet (A21; SG Z17). Plate 8, lettered S-A, tied by excellent strike of barred "C41" of Guayaquil with "Guayaquil JU 9 1871" circular datestamp on flap of folded letter to New York, "N.Y. Steamship 10 Jul. 2" integral rate due datestamp, cover folded out for display, Very Fine

E. 400-500
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1556
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1556, Costa Rica thru EgyptEGYPT, 1866, 2pi Yellow, Bisected (4d; SG 5d; Nile Post D5bb), EGYPT, 1866, 2pi Yellow, Bisected (4d; SG 5d; Nile Post D5bb)EGYPT, 1866, 2pi Yellow, Bisected (4d; SG 5d; Nile Post D5bb). Top right diagonal half, tied by blue Cairo Jul. 26, 1867 circular datestamp with additional strike at right on cover to Suez, arrival backstamp, one corner cut prior to use, cover with minor creasing, Fine and very rare, due to critically low supplies and nearing the end of validity, permission was given for 2pi stamps to be bisected in Cairo from July 20-31 and Alexandria from July 16-31, ex Gilbert, SG £2,750

3,000
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