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Sale 1204 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, including the Angel Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 18-20 June, 2019

Category — India thru Liberia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1284
 
India Voluminous Collection Balance. Predominately 1855 De la Rue issues onwards thru British period extending just into the post-independence period with numerous sets of the 1949 Archeological Issue incl. SG 323aw, main portion neatly housed in three concurrent collections replete with high-end material though in toned and/or faulty condition, sometimes with duplication, but containing items such as SG Nos. 35-36, 47, 50, 65 plus scarce Officials incl. first "Service" overprints, O15-O16, O19 and Blue-Black Overprints, even C.E.F. and I.E.F. with No. C10c, additional material in stock books, on pages and loose with better items noticed throughout incl. No. 63w block of four and five unused King Edward VII 25r examples, some postal history, overall quite mixed condition, therefore careful viewing is strongly recommended

E. 7,500-10,000
25,000
1285
 
India 1854 Lithograph Essays, Proofs, Specimen and Reprints Balance. Over 50 items with examples of each of the five values incl. -1/2a, 1a, 2a, 4a and 8a, many neatly mounted on pages, some loose or on dealer cards, we notice -1/2a Lion & Palm, 1a Gothic Head, the various 2a essays and much more, a few dubious items too, small faults noticed but much is Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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1286
 
India 1854 -1/2a Blue, Balance (SG 2; Scott 2). Total of 172 examples incl. a few pairs, neatly mounted on album and stock pages, album pages with numerous examples which appear unused of each of the three Die types, interesting array of cancels incl. red and blue colored cancels, even a reconstructed sheet from Die I, Stone A (96 positions) though many examples are severely toned, mixed condition overall and faults to be expected though much is Fine or better, an interesting group for the -1/2a specialist

E. 2,000-3,000
6,750
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1287
 
India 1854-55 1a Red, Balance (SG 11-16; Scott 4, 7). 34 examples incl. two pairs, most mounted on album pages, examples from each of the three Dies represented, quite a few appear unused incl. the better Die III, few part imprint Die II singles and pair, condition slightly mixed so faults to be expected but mostly Fine or better, total SG value should prove quite substantial

E. 1,000-1,500
4,750
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1288
 
India 1854 4a Red & Blue, Balance (SG 17-26; Scott 6). Immense balance of 122 examples, of which over half are cut squares, plus one cover, most were bought individually over the course of decades and are identified by printing and mounted either on album pages or dealer cards, quite a few are stated to be the rare Third Printing, wide range of cancels incl. "B/172" (Straits Settlements), even a few potentially unused examples, we notice six pairs from different printings, condition can be mixed and we notice some toned examples which can be expected from an offering this size, though much is Fine or better, the Stanley Gibbons catalogue should prove to be many multiples of our conservative estimate and we encourage careful viewing of this wonderful opportunity to acquire so many examples of the collectible 1854 4a Lithograph

E. 7,500-10,000
25,000
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1289
 
India 1854 2a Green, Balance (SG 31; Scott 5). 23 examples, incl. fifteen unused examples incl. block of four and pair, plus eight used, most unused with balanced margins, others slightly touching, varying shades, faults to be expected incl. light thins and toning, though mostly Fine-Very Fine appearing, total SG £5,650

E. 1,000-1,500
5,000
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1290
 
India 1948 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi, Balance Offering (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Neatly displayed on stock pages, contains 38 unused and three used sets incl. plate no. singles and blocks of four, plus various other additional singles and blocks of different values such as block of nine of 1-1/2a, blocks of 40 and 20 of the 3-1/2a and nine unused 10r incl. imprint margin, sheet no. single and vertical strip of three, also with four unused 1-1/2a "Service" (SG O150a; Scott O112A) and used 3-1/2a "Service" (SG O150b; Scott O112B), 1-1/2a with two constant plate varieties and even two covers and a telegram using a horizontal strip of five of the 12a, condition is mixed with mount glazed gum, toned spots, glassine interleaving affixed, few no gum, etc., though we did notice a few Mint N.H. 10r, total SG catalogue exceeds £24,000, much is Fine or better

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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1291
nhbl
India Early Mint Sheet Collection, 1948-1973. Easily over a couple hundred Mint N.H. complete sheets, some oversized, each individually housed in plastic sleeves, we notice quite a few particularly scarce sheets incl. SG Nos. 302 (with Teardrop Flaw), 304, 334-335, 325-328 (splitting along center), 344-351, 372-373, 375-385a, 386-394, 436 among many others, just those listed catalogue over £11,000 in Stanley Gibbons as singles alone, little duplication and with a large degree of completion from the 1960s onwards, minor faults to be expected such as light overall toning though much is Fine-Very Fine, a difficult collection to recreate

E. 1,500-2,000
7,500
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1292
nhbl
India Post-Independence Block Collection, 1947-2008. Well over 1,000 blocks from the period, all are blocks of four, many are corner selvage blocks incl. "traffic lights", we notice numerous better issues (with exception to the 1948 Gandhi set) such as multiple sets of the 1949 Archaeological Issue with the 1r-10r values and 10r with watermark stars pointing left (SG 323bw, £1,500 as singles) with toned gum, U.P.U. Issue, Inauguration, 1957-58 Maps, etc., many of the earlier issues from the 1940s and early 1950s with toned gum, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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1293
 
India Post-Independence Errors, Freaks and Oddities Collection. Numerous items from 1940s thru 2000s, with singles, blocks and sheets, wide array of perforation errors incl. imperforate, imperf at sides, part perforate, double perforations, plus inking flaws, pre-printing paperfolds, color shifted and omitted, etc., even 1977 25p Death of President Ahmed with "Ppesident" error, most are unlisted except two 1947 3-1/2a with "Teardrop" flaw (SG 302a), some quite dramatic, often accompanied by normal for comparison, mostly Fine-Very Fine, an interesting collection

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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1294
nhbl
India Mint Sheet Collection, 1974-2012. Well-over 1,000 Mint N.H. sheets, each in plastic sleeves covering this nearly 40 year period, while we did not individually account for each stamp issued, it appears to be vastly complete for the period, some faults to be expected but mostly Very Fine, just the face value of this lot alone should prove substantial

E. 1,000-1,500
6,500
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1295
 
India Feudatory States, Cochin Collection Balance. Either neatly mounted in an album or on additional pages, large mix of both unused and used with much of the value in the errors and varieties, both listed and unlisted in Stanley Gibbons, we notice a large amount of spacing studies, offset varieties, perforations, pre-printing paperfolds, "C" for "G" Officials, unissued stamps (Maharaja Varma 1a3p and 6p on 9p), incl. SG Nos. 22 complete pane with SG Ty. 7b inserted by hand, 22d, 50a, 111a, 117a, O11a, O62a, O99b among many others, condition is mixed overall with stamps affected by native toning, careful viewing is highly suggested

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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1296
c
Ionian Islands Postal History Exhibit Collection. Offered intact as received, well over 200 covers, from the early Venetian period to the 1950s, the earliest is a 1661 letter posted at Corfu, nine others from the 18th Century, four early 19th Century from the Russian or French period, the strength of the collection is in the 1815-1864 period, when it was a British Protectorate, which includes various city postmarks, official mail, inter-island mail, inbound, includes the Crown Circle Paid handstamps from Cephalonia, Corfu, and Zante, covers with the 1864 1p Blue and 2p Lake stamps (as well as a Die Proof of the issue), later 19th Century with multicolored frankings of Greece Hermes Heads, World War I uses, with various censored and used at the Serbian Post Office, flight covers from the 1930s, World War II with Greek and Italian censor markings, covers with scarce Italian Occupation overprints (Corfu, Zante, etc.), and finally a group of free-frank mail during the 1953 Earthquake, the exhibit is nicely augmented throughout with photographs, maps, coins, and banknotes, this would make an excellent basis on which to form a gold-medal exhibit collection of this challenging and historically important area

E. 20,000-30,000
9,000
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1297
 
Israel 1948 Interim Period Collection. In an album, with various overprints on J.N.F. labels, including some of the Parachutists in strips of seven, several of the Diaspora Series sets, Jerusalem locals, Nahariya locals, including two each of the 10m and 2m in double uncut sheetlet, one side blank (two of these with Tsachor certificates), some items not listed in Bale, and a few covers, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1298
nh
Israel Tab Collection. To 1992 in four Safe hingeless albums, plus a fifth album of errors, varieties and tete-beche pairs, tabs appear complete less Nos. 7-9, and only three for the first Postage Due set are present, check of the better stamps show all Mint N.H., the fifth album contains errors (mostly misperfs or color shifts), and the 1948 New Year set in cross gutter blocks of twelve (some with light toned spots) and the 1963 Freedom From Hunger sheet, also with Nos. 1-9 tabs affixed and cancelled on the first Official Minister Sheet, Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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1299
nhbl
Israel Tab Block Collection. To 1992 in four Minkus albums, lacking Nos. 7-9 and the first Postage Due set, otherwise appears complete, including the 1948 Doar Ivri rouletted set of three, spot check of the better early stamps shows all to be Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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1300
nh
Israel Tab and Single Collections. Collections of tab singles and plain singles on Minkus pages to 2003, each in four binders, tabs appear to be lacking only Nos. 7-9 and J1-J5 for completion, singles complete and with some booklets, a few proofs and varieties, spot check of the better tabs shows all Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,100
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1301
nh
Israel Booklet Collection. 1948-1992, includes SB1-2, B2b, B3, B3b, and others up to $400.00 catalogue value, also not counted is No. B6c with stamps and booklet covers miscut, a few covers have a minor scuff due to previous owner's improper storage, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Bale value a little over $6,000.00

E. 750-10,000
850
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1302
nhbl
Israel Mint Sheet Collection. In thirteen binders, better early sheets include 1949 Flag of Israel (folded horizontally, light gum disturbance in places), 1950 Independence Day set of two, 1952 1,000p Menorah and the 1953-56 Air Post set, run of modern commemoratives to 1992, with the more recent issues still valid for postage, appears to be all Mint N.H., majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
2,200
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1303
c
Israel First Day Covers, 1948-1957. Value in early tabbed f.d.c.'s, including 1-6, the three rouletted stamps from the Doar Ivri issue, 1949 New Year set (35m with minor corner crease on bottom tab), 1950 Independence Day set (two), also some non-first day covers, such as 1948 New Year set in corner margin tab blocks of four on separate covers, some later full pane first day covers, Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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1304
c
Israel First Day Covers and Related Collection. Neatly arranged in over 40 albums, with first day covers from 1957 to 1990s, nine volumes of Maximum cards, souvenir leaves, event covers, postal cards, three volumes related to the Six Day War, and more, Very Fine, high retail value

E. 400-500
200
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1305
 
Italian States Collection. Many dozens of unused or used, and one cover, on album pages, representation from all States including Lombary-Venetia, while the condition is slightly mixed, it is far better than what is usually encountered, with a high percentage of four-margin stamps, the catalogue value should be way in excess of $10,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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1306
 
Italian Area Balance. Naples 1861 20g Yellow tied to piece (signed Colla), Roman States 1868 80c tied to piece (signed A. Diena), Sardinia 1851 40c Rose used Italy 1879 25c Blue with original gum (Oliva certificate), Italy 1863 Postage Due with original gum (light crease, signed A. Diena), Vatican City 1934 Provisional set (lightly hinged, a few minor toned spots, signed A. Diena), and a few others, most are sound, some of the States touching or cutting in places, overall a useful group

E. 750-1,000
700
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1307
 
Italian Offices and Trieste Group. Mostly better sets and singles identified in glassines, most of the value in Aegean Islands and Trieste but also a few general Offices Abroad and China, mostly unused but a few used, couple certificates accompany and some others signed, also incl. Germany No. 9NB3a, condition generally Fine-Very Fine with the total catalogue value exceeding $15,000.00, a useful group

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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1308
nh
Italy - Polish Corps in Italy During WWII Collection. All of the major sets and singles listed in Sassone, including souvenir sheets, plus a few varieties, Mint N.H. or without gum as issued, all of the better items with certificates (eleven Raybaudi and one Diena certificates accompany) Fine-Very Fine, a difficult are to find both this comprehensive and all certified, Sassone catalogue value about €12,000

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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1309
 
Jamaica Collection and Accumulation. In a homemade album, four stockbooks, and loose, contains not only a nice run of mostly unused straightforward stamps (including duplication), but much of value lies in the myriad of varieties throughout, including shades, Specimen sets, a few proofs, plate varieties, better cancels, etc., with and especially strong showing of "War Tax" overprints, with inverted, double, vertical, "S" inserted by hand, and numerous minor overprint varieties, condition better than usually found, with a large number of Fine-Very Fine stamps, this would form an excellent basis on which to expand a specialized collection of Jamaica

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1310
og
Liberia Interesting Assortment. Many dozens of mostly errors or varieties, such as inverted centers, inverted or double overprints, imperforates, proofs, etc., also blocks and a few full panes, collection balances of straightforward stamps, largely Fine-Very Fine, should be inspected carefully

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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1311
c
Liberia Covers. Interesting group of 42 covers or cards from the late 19th or early 20th Centuries, most to the United States, also Germany and England, plus a few scarce domestic uses, vast majority commercial, with several registered, wide range of stamps used, including an official and one with a pair of double overprints, largely Fine-Very Fine, a diverse and desirable assortment of Liberia covers

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