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

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

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Category — Romania thru Switzerland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
391
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 391, Romania thru SwitzerlandROMANIA, 1893, 50b Orange (129), ROMANIA, 1893, 50b Orange (129)ROMANIA, 1893, 50b Orange (129). Tied by well-struck "Bucuresci 8 Apr. 95" double-circle datestamp with additional strike at right on registered cover to Papeete, Tahiti, manuscript "via Havre-New York-S. Francisco" directive, Bucharest and San Francisco registry labels, New York and San Francisco transit and Papeete arrival backstamps, Very Fine, an absolutely remarkable destination use from Romania thru the United States to Tahiti

E. 400-500
600
392
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 392, Romania thru SwitzerlandRUSSIA, 1866, 10k Brown & Blue, Coat of Arms (23), RUSSIA, 1866, 10k Brown & Blue, Coat of Arms (23)RUSSIA, 1866, 10k Brown & Blue, Coat of Arms (23). Used with 1k Black & Yellow and 3k Black & Deep Green (19-20), 3k horizontal strip of three and pair, all tied by Moscow Nov. 5, 1871 double-circle datestamps on cover to Fulton N.Y., various transit markings, red New York Paid exchange also ties 3k stamps, cover with minor edge tears and small faults to 10k, otherwise Fine and pretty double rate cover

E. 400-500
190
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393
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 393, Romania thru SwitzerlandRUSSIA, 1889, 10k Dark Blue (42), RUSSIA, 1889, 10k Dark Blue (42)RUSSIA, 1889, 10k Dark Blue (42). Five singles, tied by lightly struck Port Arthur circular datestamps on reverse of large 1901 registered cover with printed address to New York, Port Arthur registry label, Chefoo, Nagasaki and Washington transit and boxed New York arrival backstamps, one stamp with faults, cover opened for display, Fine and scarce early use

E. 400-500
950
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394
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 394, Romania thru SwitzerlandRUSSIA, Offices in China, 1899, 1k Orange, 2k Yellow Green, 3k Carmine (1-3), RUSSIA, Offices in China, 1899, 1k Orange, 2k Yellow Green, 3k Carmine (1-3)RUSSIA, Offices in China, 1899, 1k Orange, 2k Yellow Green, 3k Carmine (1-3). Vertical pair of 1k and 3k, single of 2k, tied by Russian Post Office in Shanghai Aug. 18, 1902 double-circle datestamps on red band cover to Newport News Va., Nagasaki and Yokohama transit and Newport News arrival backstamps, accompanied by original enclosure on "Store of Zah Sah Moo, Merchant in Chinese Curios" letterhead regarding a printed advertisement, Very Fine

E. 400-500
250
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395
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 395, Romania thru SwitzerlandRUSSIA, Offices in China, 1899, 5k Red Violet (4), RUSSIA, Offices in China, 1899, 5k Red Violet (4)RUSSIA, Offices in China, 1899, 5k Red Violet (4). Used with 2k Green and 3k Rose Red (26, 28), all tied by well-struck "Shanghai Poste Russe 24 10 14" double-circle datestamps on cover to Philadelphia Pa., interesting "via Siberia" directive and sender's violet handstamp at top left, cover with minor tears and missing backflap, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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396
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 396, Romania thru SwitzerlandRUSSIA, Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1884, 1k Orange (23), RUSSIA, Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1884, 1k Orange (23)RUSSIA, Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1884, 1k Orange (23). Vertical cross-gutter pair, tied by violet Jaffa Apr. 2, 1900 double-circle datestamp on printed "Altenhaus Moschab Sekenim, Jerusalem, Palestina" cover to Cleveland, Ohio, arrival backstamp, cover with minor edge wear, still Very Fine and scarce use

E. 400-500
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397
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 397, Romania thru SwitzerlandSAN MARINO, 1877-99 Colorful First Issue Franking to United States, SAN MARINO, 1877-99 Colorful First Issue Franking to United StatesSAN MARINO, 1877-99 Colorful First Issue Franking to United States. Total of ten stamps with eight different values incl. 2c Claret (pair), 5c Green (2), 10c Claret, 25c Blue, 30c Orange Yellow, 40c Dark Brown, 45c Gray Green and 65c Red Brown (3, 6, 9, 14, 16, 18-20), all tied by lightly struck San Marino 1900 circular datestamps on large registered Building Council cover to St. Louis Mo., reverse with colorful all-over Cathedral design, "Raccomandato" handstamp, New York transit and St. Louis arrival datestamps, cover with light overall soiling, still Very Fine and remarkable franking

E. 500-750
650
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398
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 398, Romania thru SwitzerlandSPAIN, 1862, 2r Green on Pinkish (60), SPAIN, 1862, 2r Green on Pinkish (60)SPAIN, 1862, 2r Green on Pinkish (60). Two, large margins, tied by "3" numeral double-circle handstamp and "Cadiz 31 May 63" double-circle datestamp on cover to New York, London transit and "N. York Br. Pkt. 5 Apr. 19" debit datestamp, accompanied by original enclosure, Very Fine, this cover is technically affixed with three 2r examples except one is placed directly on top of another, judging by the correct rate of 4r, we surmise these stamps were already stuck to each other before being used

E. 300-400
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399
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 399, Romania thru SwitzerlandSPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1865, 2r Red Lilac (72), SPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1865, 2r Red Lilac (72)SPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1865, 2r Red Lilac (72). Horizontal pair and two singles, mostly large margins, bottom left stamp just touching on one side, all tied by "Ilas Palmas, 28 May 65" double-circle datestamps on cover to Boston, blue Madrid backstamp, red London transit, neat "Boston Am. Pkt. 10 Jun. 21" debit handstamp, prepaid only to London, Very Fine, an extremely scarce use from the Canary Islands

E. 400-500
200
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400
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 400, Romania thru SwitzerlandSPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1873, 50c Ultramarine (197), SPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1873, 50c Ultramarine (197)SPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1873, 50c Ultramarine (197). Horizontal strip of three and single, tied by dotted cancels with "Las Palmas, Canarias, ? Apr 74" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New York, "P.D." in oval cancel, Madrid and red London transit datestamps (also ties strip), "New York U.S. Currency May 17 Due 3" depreciated currency datestamp also ties strip, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce cover

E. 300-400
275
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401
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 401, Romania thru SwitzerlandSPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1889, 5c Blue, 10c Yellow Brown (257, 259), SPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1889, 5c Blue, 10c Yellow Brown (257, 259)SPAIN, Used in Canary Islands, 1889, 5c Blue, 10c Yellow Brown (257, 259). Two 10c, neatly tied by clear "Las Palmas, Canarias, 11 May 93" double-circle datestamp on cover to Forked River N.J., Liverpool and New York transit and Forked River arrival backstamp, violet "Santa Catalina Hotel, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas" handstamp on reverse, Very Fine and handsome cover

E. 300-400
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402
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 402, Romania thru SwitzerlandCUBA, 1857, -1/2p Blue (12), CUBA, 1857, -1/2p Blue (12)CUBA, 1857, -1/2p Blue (12). Large to full margins, tied by ornate oval cancel with blue "Cuba 30 MY 60" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., clearly struck "Charleston S.C. 28 Jun." transit datestamp, stamps with minor gum soaking around stamp, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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403
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 403, Romania thru SwitzerlandPHILIPPINES, 1877, 10c Blue (55), PHILIPPINES, 1877, 10c Blue (55)PHILIPPINES, 1877, 10c Blue (55). Tied by barred cancel and centrally struck Sept. 13, 1877 double-circle datestamp on cover with "Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Manila Agency" imprint on backflap to Cincinnati, Ohio, boxed "Correos" handstamp, Hong Kong and San Francisco transit and Cincinnati arrival datestamps, 10c with small faults, otherwise Fine, believed to be the earliest UPU use of Philippines stamped mail to the United States

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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404
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 404, Romania thru SwitzerlandPUERTO RICO, Spanish Colonies (Cuba), 1857, -1/2p Blue (12), PUERTO RICO, Spanish Colonies (Cuba), 1857, -1/2p Blue (12)PUERTO RICO, Spanish Colonies (Cuba), 1857, -1/2p Blue (12). Two singles, large to ample margins, tied by fancy oval cancel on 1860 folded letter from Humacao to New York, sent via San Juan thru the British Post Office with red "Paid at San Juan, Porto Rico" crowned circle handstamp (A120; SG CC1), well-struck San Juan transit backstamp, "Steamship 10" in circle handstamp, cover with file fold thru one stamp, still Very Fine and scarce cover

E. 500-750
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405
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 405, Romania thru SwitzerlandPUERTO RICO, Spanish Colonies (Cuba), 1857, -1/2p Blue (12), PUERTO RICO, Spanish Colonies (Cuba), 1857, -1/2p Blue (12)PUERTO RICO, Spanish Colonies (Cuba), 1857, -1/2p Blue (12). Two singles, large margins to clear, left example with sheet margin at right, tied by fancy oval cancel with blue 1860 double-circle datestamp on folded letter from San Juan to Baltimore Md., choice strike of "Steamship 10" in circle handstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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406
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 406, Romania thru SwitzerlandPUERTO RICO, 1882, 6m Brown, 8m Yellow Green (61, 62), PUERTO RICO, 1882, 6m Brown, 8m Yellow Green (61, 62)PUERTO RICO, 1882, 6m Brown, 8m Yellow Green (61, 62). Three singles of 6m, horizontal strip of three of 8m, used with 1890, 8m Olive Bister (93), all tied by "San Juan, Pto Rico 12 Jun. 90" double-circle datestamps on cover to Trumansburg N.Y., claret merchant's handstamp at bottom left, New York transit and Trumansburg arrival backstamps, some minor toned spots, still Very Fine, a rare Alfonso XII and Alfonso XIII combination cover

E. 1,000-1,500
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407
c
Spain and Colonies Cover Balance. Nine covers to the United States, six from Spain incl. multi-colored franking and scarcer issues on cover, plus two Puerto Rico and one Philippines, small flaws to be expected though much is Fine or better, a nice group of commercial covers

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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408
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 408, Romania thru SwitzerlandSWEDEN, 1858, 5o Green, 12o Blue, 30o Brown (6, 8, 11; Facit 7b2, 9d3, 11e2), SWEDEN, 1858, 5o Green, 12o Blue, 30o Brown (6, 8, 11; Facit 7b2, 9d3, 11e2)SWEDEN, 1858, 5o Green, 12o Blue, 30o Brown (6, 8, 11; Facit 7b2, 9d3, 11e2). Used with 1866, 20o Brownish Orange Red (16a; Facit 16b2), tied by clear "Gefle 7/2 1869 circular datestamps on Hedman correspondence cover to Altona Ill., blue "Franco" handstamp, Hamburg and New York transit datestamps, 12o with minor pulled perf, cover with slightly rough opening at left and minor overall aging, with original enclosure, Fine and rare four-color franking to the United States, with 1995 Obermuller Wilen certificate, Facit value for rate SK 48,000

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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409
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 409, Romania thru SwitzerlandSWEDEN, 1876-79, 4o Gray, Perf 14, 30o Black Brown, Perf 13 (18, 35a; Facit 18a, 35b), SWEDEN, 1876-79, 4o Gray, Perf 14, 30o Black Brown, Perf 13 (18, 35a; Facit 18a, 35b)SWEDEN, 1876-79, 4o Gray, Perf 14, 30o Black Brown, Perf 13 (18, 35a; Facit 18a, 35b). Two singles of 4o, all tied by "Kristianstad 30/4 78" circular datestamps with additional strike at right on registered cover to Chicago Ill., "Recommenderas" boxed handstamp, transit and Chicago arrival backstamps, cover with some minor edgewear and overall soiling and 30o with corner perf crease, still a Fine and rare registered cover to the United States, with 2001 Obermuller Wilen certificate, Facit value for this rate SK 18,000

E. 750-1,000
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410
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 410, Romania thru SwitzerlandSWEDEN, 1876, 4o Gray, Perf 14 (18; Facit 18), SWEDEN, 1876, 4o Gray, Perf 14 (18; Facit 18)SWEDEN, 1876, 4o Gray, Perf 14 (18; Facit 18). Used on uprated 6o Violet postal card and tied by "Stockholm 16/8 78" circular datestamps to Budapest, Hungary, transit and arrival datestamps, card with couple minor abrasions, still Very Fine, Facit value for this rate SK 8,000 but notes "letters to Hungary have considerable additional value"

E. 400-500
900
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411
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 411, Romania thru SwitzerlandSWITZERLAND, 1855, 1fr Lavender, Yellow Thread (31; Zumstein 27D), SWITZERLAND, 1855, 1fr Lavender, Yellow Thread (31; Zumstein 27D)SWITZERLAND, 1855, 1fr Lavender, Yellow Thread (31; Zumstein 27D). Two, used along with 1859 10r Blue and 20r Dark Orange (37, 39; Zumstein 23G, 25G) by "Neuchatel datestamps on 1860 cover to New York, red Swiss transit circular datestamp and New York exchange also tied the 10r stamp, stamps with large to close margins, Very Fine, a fresh and attractive three-color franking, which pays the 2.30-franc double rate, with 1998 B.P.B. certificate

E. 750-1,000
900
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412
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 412, Romania thru SwitzerlandSWITZERLAND, 1862, 10c Blue, 40c Green, 60c Bronze (44, 47-48; Zumstein 31, 34-35), SWITZERLAND, 1862, 10c Blue, 40c Green, 60c Bronze (44, 47-48; Zumstein 31, 34-35)SWITZERLAND, 1862, 10c Blue, 40c Green, 60c Bronze (44, 47-48; Zumstein 31, 34-35). Tied by "Luzern, 4 VIII 64 VII" double-circle datestamp with additional strike at left on blue cover to Charleston N.H., then forwarded to Jaffrey N.H., "PD" handstamp, lightly struck red debit datestamp, with "Forwarded" and "Due 3" for forwarding postage, cover with stain at top right affecting 40c, otherwise Fine and rare forwarded three-color franking from Switzerland, with 1991 Liniger certificate with an additional note from him saying he has never seen a similar franking before

E. 400-500
200
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413
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 413, Romania thru SwitzerlandSWITZERLAND, 1864, 1fr Gold Bronze (50a; Zumstein 36b), SWITZERLAND, 1864, 1fr Gold Bronze (50a; Zumstein 36b)SWITZERLAND, 1864, 1fr Gold Bronze (50a; Zumstein 36b). Two, along with 1862 20c Orange (45; Zumstein 32a) tied by crisp "Lausanne Exp. Let. 17 Mar 66" circular datestamps on folded cover to New York, red Swiss transit and New York receiver, ms. "By Steamer via Queenstown", 20c with trivial corner perf crease, Very Fine and attractive double-rate cover, with 1991 Renggli certificate

E. 500-750
750
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414
c
Europe and Colonies Impressive Postal History Balance. 32 covers plus a few stamps and Austrian revenue document, wide range of areas limited one to a few of any one area, each bought individually either privately or at auction, we notice areas such as Austria incl. used Abroad, Belgium incl. 1865 1fr and Belgian Congo, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italian States and Italy, Netherlands incl. "Pawnee Bill's Wild West" wrapper and Netherlands Indies, Portuguese Colonies such as Azores, Lourenco Marques and Ponta Delgada, and others, numerous multi-colored frankings, small flaws to be expected but much is Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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