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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Japan thru Peru

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
354
c
Japan Cover Lot. Over 60 covers or cards, a few from the late 19th Century, some from the early part of the 20th Century, several 1940s, including WWII (a couple censored), some uses of WWII stamps after the war, a few 1945-47 Definitives with private perforations, uprated postal stationery, etc., most Fine or better

E. 300-400
650
355
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 355, Japan thru PeruKOREA, 1900. 50ch, 1wn, 2wn High Values (31-33), KOREA, 1900. 50ch, 1wn, 2wn High Values (31-33)KOREA, 1900. 50ch, 1wn, 2wn High Values (31-33). Each with neat circular datestamp, uncharacteristically well-centered, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, an exceptionally choice set of high values, Scott $1,115.00

E. 400-500
400
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356
 
Korea Group. 1884-1903, over 70 unused or used stamps on stockpages, with a range of all issues including surcharges, some duplication, most of the unused with original gum, majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
650
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357
nhbl
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 357, Japan thru PeruLIECHTENSTEIN, 1931, 1fr-2fr Zeppelins (C7-C8; Michel 114-115), LIECHTENSTEIN, 1931, 1fr-2fr Zeppelins (C7-C8; Michel 114-115)LIECHTENSTEIN, 1931, 1fr-2fr Zeppelins (C7-C8; Michel 114-115). Mint N.H. blocks of four with selvage at right or left, well-centered and exceptionally fresh, one 2fr stamp with tiny inclusion, Extremely Fine, catalogue values as singles, Scott $2,260.00, Michel €2,600

E. 400-500
475
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358
og
Manchukuo Unused Collection. 1932-43, high degree of completion, includes the key 1934 15f Rose (No. 30) which is no gum, the rest of the collection has original gum, some with hinge remnants, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
900
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359
ogbl
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 359, Japan thru PeruMEXICO, 1929, 2c-1p Black Air Post Officials (CO3-CO10), MEXICO, 1929, 2c-1p Black Air Post Officials (CO3-CO10)MEXICO, 1929, 2c-1p Black Air Post Officials (CO3-CO10). Blocks of four, 2c-40c h.r., key 1p value Mint N.H. and with stamp archives seal handstamp on reverse, 5c with selvage at right and 1p with selvage at top

FINE-VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE SET OF BLOCKS OF THE 1929 AIR POST OFFICIAL SET. ONLY TWO OR THREE SETS OF BLOCKS ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

Only 128 of the 1p value was printed. 2c-40c signed Bloch and with 1979 MEPSI certificates. 1p with 1978 MEPSI certificate. Scott value as singles $11,100.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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360
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 360, Japan thru PeruMEXICO, 1929, 25c Tejeria-Tapachula Bi-colored Air Post (Sanabria 8-16), MEXICO, 1929, 25c Tejeria-Tapachula Bi-colored Air Post (Sanabria 8-16)MEXICO, 1929, 25c Tejeria-Tapachula Bi-colored Air Post (Sanabria 8-16). Collection of stamps and covers, complete set of unused incl. the rare Brown Carmine & Slate (two), some duplication (a total of thirteen unused stamps, all but one with original gum), two are corner selvage examples, there are six different used stamps, and nine exceptionally desirable covers with these stamps, incl. two with the rare Brown Carmine & Slate (one with Friedl certificate), two of the covers have two different stamps, in addition there is one cover with the key 1928 25c Brown Carmine & Brown (Sanabria 6) tied

LARGELY FINE-VERY FINE. AN AMAZING COLLECTION OF TRULY RARE AIR POSTS STAMPS. THIS COULD FORM THE BASIS OF A GOLD-MEDAL SINGLE FRAME EXHIBIT.

These were actually proofs of the 1928 Issue, but they were sold over the counter at the Post Office. The majority were used on flight covers. Unused examples are actually rarer than used. Only 50 copies of eight of the values were printed. The quantity of Brown Carmine & Slate Green stamps printed is unknown, but almost certainly far less than the others.

Scans of the entire collection can be found on our website

E. 4,000-5,000
13,500
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361
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 361, Japan thru PeruMONGOLIA, 1943, 60m Green (82), MONGOLIA, 1943, 60m Green (82)MONGOLIA, 1943, 60m Green (82). Light purple cancel, strong color, Very Fine, the key rarity of Mongolia, the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott $3,000.00

E. 750-1,000
900
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362
ogbl
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 362, Japan thru PeruPERU, 1923, 5c-5p Scadta "PE" Overprints (CLPE1-CLPE11, CFLPE1), PERU, 1923, 5c-5p Scadta "PE" Overprints (CLPE1-CLPE11, CFLPE1)PERU, 1923, 5c-5p Scadta "PE" Overprints (CLPE1-CLPE11, CFLPE1). Set of twelve values in corner selvage blocks of four, unhinged but with (mostly light) gum disturbance from mount or interleaving, fresh colors, 5p with small crease in selvage only, Very Fine, Scott $1,754.00 (as singles)

E. 400-500
425
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