Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 December, 2021

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Category — Switzerland thru Thailand

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3635
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Sale 1246, Lot 3635, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Zurich, 1843, 6r Black, Vertical Red Lines (1L2; Zumstein 2S). Type IV, position 79, mostly large margins showing frameline on three sides, clear at top, tied by red rosette cancel and corresponding "Zurich 29/12" double-circle datestamp above on 1845 partially printed folded church letter to Embrach

VERY FINE. A RARE AND CHOICE SINGLE FRANKING COVER OF THE 1843 6-RAPPEN WITH RED VERTICAL LINES.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. Signed Pfenninger and Moser. With 2020 Marchand certificate. Scott $4,750.00. Zumstein SF 5,000

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3636
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3636, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Zurich, 1846, 4r Black, Horizontal Lines (1L3; Zumstein 1W). Type III, mostly large to ample margins all around, attractively struck red rosette cancel of Zurich, bold impression and clear horizontal lines

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-RAPPEN ZURICH CANTONAL WITH HORIZONTAL LINES. A GREAT RARITY, ESPECIALLY WITH FULL MARGINS AND COMPLETELY SOUND CONDITION.

In 1843 the Canton of Zurich decided to issue stamps to prepay postage. These were issued in two denominations: the 4-rappen for local letters, and a 6-rappen stamp for use on letters to other cantonal districts. The local printing firm of Orell, Fussli & Co. were contracted to print the stamps, which were issued on March 2, 1843. The vast majority of examples found have tight to touching margins and/or a varying degree of faults. The example offered here is a rare exception to what is normally found.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. With 1969 Nussbaum and 2009 Eichele certificates. Scott $25,000.00. Zumstein SF 27,500

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E. 7,500-10,000
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3637
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3637, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Zurich, 1846, 6r Black, Horizontal Lines (1L4; Zumstein 2W). Type IV, position 29, full margins all around, bold color and strong impression, lightly struck black rosette cancel, Very Fine and scarce in completely sound condition, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, signed Berra, with 2020 Marchand certificate, Scott $1,775.00, Zumstein SF 2,150

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E. 300-400
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3638
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Sale 1246, Lot 3638, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Zurich, 1850, 2-1/2r Black and Red, Winterthur (1L5; Zumstein 12). Large to full margins showing the ornamental dividing lines on all four sides, bright colors, tied by rosette cancel with clear strike of corresponding red "Zurich, Nachmittag, 12 Sept. 1850" double-circle datestamp at right of folded letter addressed locally

VERY FINE. A RARE AND HANDSOME SINGLE-FRANKING OF THE 1850 2-1/2-RAPPEN "WINTERTHUR" ON COVER. A COVER MISSING FROM EVEN THE MOST ADVANCED COLLECTIONS.

Single franking covers are seldom encountered. This is highlighted by the large difference in catalogue values between single frankings ($55,000.00, Zumstein SF 50,000) and pairs ($27,500.00, Zumstein SF 30,000) on cover.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. With 1970 Moser and 1993 Rellstab certificates. Scott $55,000.00. Zumstein SF 50,000

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E. 10,000-15,000
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3639°
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Sale 1246, Lot 3639, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Geneva, 1843, 5c + 5c Black on Yellow Green, "Double Geneva" (2L1; Zumstein 3). Mostly large to huge margins, ample at top, showing complete dividing lines at right and bottom, partly at left, exceptionally detailed impression on fresh paper, tied by neat strike of red rosette with corresponding crisp strike of "Geneve 13 Mars 44" double-circle datestamp at right on petite folded letter to Cologny

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PRISTINE 1843 "DOUBLE GENEVA" ON AN ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE COVER TO COLOGNY. ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC WORLDWIDE RARITIES, ESPECIALLY SO ON COVER. IT IS BELIEVED LESS THAN TWO DOZEN EXAMPLES EXIST, FAR FEWER IN COMPLETELY SOUND CONDITION.

The Double Geneva was the first stamp issued by the Canton of Geneva, on October 1, 1843. The stamps were lithographed on green paper by M. Schmidt, a local printer, in sheets consisting of fifty double-stamps to a sheet. The total printing was 600 sheets. As quoted in Stamps of Fame by L.N. & M. Williams, a contemporary observation before the issue of the Double Geneva reads "Such labels are sold at post offices at 10 centimes each; and when required to do so stationers fasten them beforehand on envelopes, which they sell plus the cost of the ticket. People keep them ready to hand, just as they do their pens and wafers. Many are lost, but this is so much profit to the Post Office. Moreover one uses them more readily than money...it would be a savings to allow two labels to serve for a double letter, or one for every ounce."

The vast majority of Double Geneva stamps are cut in on at least one side and/or have faults. This example is one of the rare exceptions. Its large margins, beautiful color, proof-like impression and great cancel all combine to make this one of the most eye appealing covers in existence.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. Signed Fulpius. With 1992 Rellstab certificate. Scott $77,500.00. Zumstein SF 80,000

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E. 40,000-50,000
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3640
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Sale 1246, Lot 3640, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Geneva, 1845, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Small Eagle (2L2; Zumstein 5). Mostly tight but clear margins, just touched at left with slight rubbing, tied by red rosette cancel with corresponding crisp strike of "Geneve 19 Avril 46" double-circle datestamp on petite folded letter to Contamines, Very Fine, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, with 2020 Marchand certificate, Scott $3,750.00, Zumstein SF 4,500

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E. 500-750
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3641
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Sale 1246, Lot 3641, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Geneva, 1847, 5c Black on Yellow Green, Large Eagle (2L3; Zumstein 6). Mostly large margins, clear at bottom right, strong color and bold impression, tied by well-struck red rosette cancel with corresponding "Geneve 1 Juil 48" double-circle datestamp at right on petite folded invoice to Cologny, Very Fine, a pretty cover and particularly scarce, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, signed Moser, with 2020 Marchand certificate, Scott $3,750.00, Zumstein SF 4,750

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3642
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Sale 1246, Lot 3642, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Geneva, 1850, 5c Black & Red (2L6; Zumstein 10). Impressively large and balanced margins, tied by grid cancel with corresponding partial strike of Geneva May 1851 circular datestamp at top of folded cover addressed locally, cover partially missing backflaps, still Very Fine, a Gem example of this scarce stamp, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, with 2020 Marchand certificate, Scott $3,750.00, Zumstein SF 4,000

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E. 750-1,000
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3643
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Sale 1246, Lot 3643, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Geneva, 1851, 5c Black on Red (2L7; Zumstein 11). Huge to large margins all around, strong impression, tied by blue grid cancel with corresponding "Geneve 8 Janv 53" circular datestamp on folded letter to Cologny, stamp lifted for inspection and reaffixed to same position

EXTREMELY FINE. A GEM QUALITY EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 5-CENTIMES GENEVA CANTONAL ON COVER.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. Signed Moser and Zumstein. With 2020 Marchand certificate. Scott $7,750.00. Zumstein SF 9,500

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E. 3,000-4,000
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3644
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Sale 1246, Lot 3644, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Geneva, 1847, 5c Yellow Green, Cut Square (2LU1; Zumstein O7). Large to full margins, excellent color, tied by red rosette cancel with corresponding "Geneve 2 Octo 50" circular datestamp on petite cover addressed locally, accompanying certificate notes slight bend at bottom right which is barely detectable

STILL VERY FINE AND RARE USE OF THE 1849 5-CENTIMES STATIONERY CUT SQUARE USED ON A LOCAL COVER.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. With 2020 Marchand certificate. Scott $22,500.00. Zumstein SF 6,000

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3645
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Sale 1246, Lot 3645, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Basel, 1845, 2-1/2r Black, Vermilion & Green, Dove of Basel, Proof (3L1P; Zumstein 8I). Without gum, full to ample margins on each side, exceptionally fresh color, strong embossing, shallow thin spot which is typically seen

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 1845 DOVE OF BASEL PROOF.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. With 1948 Fulpius and 2020 Marchand certificates. Scott $6,000.00. Zumstein SF 8,500

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3646
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3646, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Basel, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1; Zumstein 8). Second printing, large to ample margins all around, uncommonly fresh color and strong embossing, tied on small piece by rare "Franco" in oval cancel of Basel, small scissor cut in bottom right margin (not touching design)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS "DOVE OF BASEL" CANTONAL ON PIECE WITH THE RARE "FRANCO" CANCEL.

It is interesting to note that the Dove of Basel is the world's first bicolored stamp. From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. With 2020 Marchand certificate. Scott $15,500.00. Zumstein SF 18,000

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E. 4,000-5,000
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3647
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Sale 1246, Lot 3647, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, Basel, 1845, 2-1/2r Dove of Basel (3L1a; Zumstein 8a). First printing, mostly large margins to barely touching outer frameline at top left, bright colors and strong embossing, tied by clear strike of "Basel 30 Juil 1846" double-circle datestamp on printed folded letter originating in Frankfurt and addressed locally, additional Basel double-circle datestamp on reverse, barest trace of staining at bottom left

VERY FINE. A TRULY RARE COVER ORIGINATING IN FRANKFURT WITH THE 1845 DOVE OF BASEL FROM THE FIRST PRINTING AND ADDRESSED LOCALLY. AN ICONIC SWISS CANTONAL RARITY OF THE WORLD'S FIRST BICOLORED STAMP.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. Signed Fulpius. With 2020 Marchand certificate. Scott $38,500.00. Zumstein SF 40,000

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E. 10,000-15,000
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3648
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Sale 1246, Lot 3648, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, 1850, 2-1/2r Poste Locale, Frame Around Cross (2; Zumstein 14I). Large margins to clear all around, tied by bold strike of "P.P." in circle with corresponding "Chaux de Fonds 14 Aout 51" double-circle datestamp which also ties stamp to preprinted folded letter addressed locally, Very Fine, a remarkably beautiful single franking cover of Switzerland's first issue, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, with 2020 Marchand certificate, Scott $4,750.00, Zumstein SF 6,000

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3649
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3649, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, 1850, 2-1/2r Black & Red, Poste Locale, Without Frame Around Cross (4, Zumstein 14II). Type 8, large to full margins all around, lovely bright colors on fresh paper, strong impression, neat grid cancel, tiny filled thin spot at top

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1850 2-1/2-RAPPEN "POSTE-LOCALE" WITHOUT THE FRAME AROUND CROSS. ONE OF THE MAJOR SWISS CLASSIC RARITIES.

From the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl. With 2009 Marchand certificate (not mentioning thin) and 2019 Marchand befund certificate. Scott $27,000.00. Zumstein SF 30,000

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E. 4,000-5,000
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3650
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Sale 1246, Lot 3650, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, 1850, 5r Black & Red on Dark Blue, Rayon I, Without Frame Around Cross (7; Zumstein 15II). Horizontal pair, types 13-14, huge to large margins including portions of adjoining stamps at bottom, close to at top left, each stamp cancelled by "P.P." handstamp with corresponding "Herisau 25 April 1851" double-circle datestamp below on folded letter to Glarus, Very Fine and choice, a cover with fantastic eye-appeal, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, with 2020 Marchand certificate, Scott $2,300.00, Zumstein SF 2,800

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E. 500-750
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3651
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Sale 1246, Lot 3651, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, 1850, 10r Black & Red on Yellow, Rayon II, Without Frame Around Cross (8; Zumstein 16II). Used with 5r Light Blue & Red, Rayon I (10; Zumstein 17II), each with mostly large margins all around, tied by two strikes of blue grid cancel and corresponding blue "Chur n.M. 16 Mars 54" boxed datestamp on folded cover to Hinterrhein, Splugen transit backstamp, Very Fine and choice, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, with 1994 Rellstab certificate and 2020 Marchand befund certificate

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E. 200-300
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3652
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Sale 1246, Lot 3652, Switzerland thru ThailandSWITZERLAND, 1852, 15r Vermilion, Type I, Vermilion Frame Around Cross (11; Zumstein 18). Large to ample margins all around, strong color and sharp impression, tied by grid cancel with corresponding red "St. Gallen, Nachmittag, 6 Feb. 1852" double-circle datestamp on folded printed obituary notice to Mels, Sargans transit backstamp, Very Fine and choice, the obituary notice is for Maria Monika Gmur whose husband was well known for his work in the Catholic church in Switzerland, from the collection of Arthur S. Przybyl, signed Moser, with 2000 Marchand certificate, Scott $1,850.00, Zumstein SF 2,000

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E. 400-500
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3653
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3653, Switzerland thru ThailandTHAILAND, 1899, 1a-10a Definitives (70-74). Each with usual Korat circular datestamp, 2a with repaired tear, 10a with light toning, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott $1,635.00

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E. 300-400
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3654
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Sale 1246, Lot 3654, Switzerland thru ThailandTHAILAND, 1899, 64a Brown Violet & Orange Brown (89). Tied along with 1905 8a and 24a Definitives (100, 104) by Bangkok postmarks on July 1906 registered cover to Hamburg, Germany, "The Siam Canals Land & Irrigation Comp. Ltd Bangkok" imprint, blue Bangkok registration handstamp, Bangkok and Hamburg backstamps, two file folds not affecting stamps, some edge wear and small part of backflap missing, Fine, not only is the 64a stamp rare on any cover (the 96a franking paid the septuple-weight registered rate), but it is even more elusive with the company imprint, whose early attempts at flood control in the Chao Phrya River delta proved unsuccessful

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E. 300-400
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3655
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Sale 1246, Lot 3655, Switzerland thru ThailandTHAILAND, 1912, 2s-20b Definitives (145-156). Lightly hinged (high values just barely hinged), brilliantly fresh throughout, Very Fine and choice set, Scott $1,033.00

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E. 300-400
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3656
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THAILAND, 1939 U.P.U. Presentation Booklet. Red booklet containing 39 stamps lightly stuck at top, including Scott 199-202, 204, 225-232, and C1-C8, a few blocks, Fine-Very Fine

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E. 400-500
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