Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — Annam & Tonkin thru Diego Suarez

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4057
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Sale 1259, Lot 4057, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezANNAM & TONKIN, 1888, 1c on 4c Claret (8; Yvert 6). Original gum, remarkably well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, a difficult stamp to find in this choice quality, ex Wyer, signed Calves and with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott $525.00, Yvert €600

E. 200-300
300
4058
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Sale 1259, Lot 4058, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezBENIN, 1892, 75c Carmine on Rose (12; Yvert 12). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, signed Champion and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $500.00, Yvert €500

E. 200-300
225
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4059
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Sale 1259, Lot 4059, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezBENIN, 1892, 75c on 15c Blue, Red Surcharge (18; Yvert 16). Large part original gum, well-centered, lovely rich color, Very Fine, only 500 were printed, signed A. Brun and with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,250

E. 300-400
850
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4060
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Benin Unused Collection. Thirteen different overprinted stamps, with catalogue values to $475.00 (No. 13), Peace & Commerce sets complete less the 1fr from the first series, 5c (corner margin) and 20c (sheet margin) Postage Dues, original gum, largely Very Fine, six certificates accompany, Scott over $3,300.00

E. 500-750
1,500
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4061
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Sale 1259, Lot 4061, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezCAMEROUN, 1915, 10c Carmine & Red, Expedition Corps Overprint on Gabon "Afrique Equatoriale" (105A; Yvert 42A). Original colonial gum, strong fresh color, well-centered (all of the copies are centered just slightly to the right)

VERY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST TWENTIETH CENTURY STAMPS IN THE WORLD.

The first Cameroun stamps under French occupation were issued in 1915. They consisted of a series of stamps from Gabon that were overprinted "Corps Expeditionnaire/Franco Anglais/CAMEROUN". The 10c stamp has the inscription "Congo Francais" at the bottom. However, one sheet of 25 stamps with the inscription "Afrique Equatoriale" was inadvertently put in the run for overprinting, creating this great rarity.

The stamps were issued with gum, but the old colonial gum used quickly became heavily tropicalized, resulting in the paper being yellowed and toned. For this reason, many have had their gum removed. The gum on the Venn copy, while just slightly disturbed from tropicalization, is fresh, untoned and does not affect the paper. This is as close to full original gum as one could get. Therefore, the Venn example must be considered among the finest (if not the finest) of the few still in existence.

Signed numerous times, including A. Brun, A. Diena, Roumet and Calves. With 1997 Behr ("with gum") and 2000 P.F. ("previously hinged") certificates. Scott $21,500.00. Yvert €26,500

E. 10,000-15,000
30,000
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4062
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Cameroun (French) Unused Collection. 1915-1946, lacking just two stamps for completion - Nos. 105A (offered separately) and 122, original gum, mainly Very Fine, four of the 1915 Overprints with certificate, Scott over $5,600.00

E. 750-1,000
2,800
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4063
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Sale 1259, Lot 4063, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezCASTELLORIZO, 1920, 20pi on 5fr Dark Blue & Buff (13; Yvert 13). Original gum, brilliantly fresh, Very Fine example of this scarce high value, ex Neal Allen, with 1990 and 2008 P.F. certificates, Scott $625.00, Yvert €800

E. 200-300
275
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4064
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Sale 1259, Lot 4064, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezCASTELLORIZO, 1920, 50c Bister Brown & Lavender (37; Yvert 41). Original gum, well-centered, pinpoint thin speck, Very Fine appearance, with clear 2010 Scheller certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 200-300
1,300
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4065
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Sale 1259, Lot 4065, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezCASTELLORIZO, 1920, 1fr Claret & Olive Green (38; Yvert 42). Original gum, tiny h.r., choice centering, Extremely Fine, a lovely example of this scarce high value, signed A. Brun, with 2008 Scheller and Roumet certificates, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 300-400
425
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4066
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Castellorizo Unused Collection. 23 stamps from the first two issues, catalogue values to $400.00 (No. 28), original gum, key stamps signed by French experts, majority Very Fine, Scott over $2,300.00

E. 400-500
900
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4067
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Sale 1259, Lot 4067, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezCILICIA, 1919, 20pa Carmine Rose (65A; Yvert 41). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine, a select quality example of this elusive stamp, with 2020 Behr certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 400-500
1,200
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4068
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Sale 1259, Lot 4068, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezCILICIA, 1920, 100pi on 5fr Dark Blue & Buff (109; Yvert 88). Original gum, well-centered, deep color, Very Fine, one of the key stamps of Cilicia, signed A. Brun and with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott $900.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 300-400
450
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4069
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Sale 1259, Lot 4069, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezCILICIA, 1920, 2pi on 15c Gray Green and 5pi on 40c Red & Gray, Air Post (C1-C2; Yvert PA1-PA2). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, No. C2 particularly well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. THE KEY STAMPS OF CILICIA AND ONE OF THE RAREST AIR POST SETS OF THE WORLD.

This set was issued in very limited quantities specifically for two airmail flights. It is thought one European dealer bought up the small remaining stock of unused sets. Around the same time, "reprints" were made using a new handstamp. The total number of genuine unused sets purchased by the stamp dealer is not known, though many sources we have seen put the number at ten or "less than ten". In any case, very few genuine sets are available today.

Each signed Champion three times and A. Brun twice. Each with 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott $18,750.00. Yvert €24,500

Sale 1259, Lot 4069, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego Suarez
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E. 4,000-5,000
14,000
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4070
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Cilicia Unused Collection. Over 100 stamps, with several elusive such as Nos. 22A (Behr certificate), 41A (no gum, signed Calves), 68 (Scheller and Roumet certificates), 85 (signed Champion), and 108 (Roumet certificate), most with original gum, Fine-Very Fine, Scott over $2,700.00

E. 500-750
1,200
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4071
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Sale 1259, Lot 4071, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDAHOMEY, 1912, 10c on 50c Brown, Name in Red (40; Yvert 41). Lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, bright colors, Very Fine, the key stamp to the colony and especially difficult to find in this choice condition, ex Dr. Killien, signed Marquelet and A. Brun, with 1989 Behr certificate, Scott $1,125.00, Yvert €1,250

E. 300-400
475
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4072
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Dahomey Unused Collection. To 1941, complete for the period less No. 40 (offered separately), original gum, mainly Very Fine, Scott over $1,500.00

E. 300-400
550
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4073
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Sale 1259, Lot 4073, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1890, 15c on 20c Red on Green (4; Yvert 4). Original gum, well-centered, bright colors, Very Fine, only 185 printed, signed Bernichon and Thiaude, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $650.00, Yvert €900

E. 200-300
300
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4074
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Sale 1259, Lot 4074, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1890, 1c-25c Pictorials (6-9; Yvert 6-9). Original gum, 5c lightly hinged, large margins (especially the key 1c), sharp impressions, Very Fine, not easy to assemble a set of these in sound original-gum condition, 1c signed Calves, each with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,685.00 (as no gum), Yvert €3,120

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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4075
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Sale 1259, Lot 4075, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1891, 5c Black (10; Yvert 10). Original gum, lightly hinged, huge margins all around, remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, signed Champion and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $325.00 (as no gum), Yvert €400

E. 200-300
250
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4076
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Sale 1259, Lot 4076, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1892, 35c Brown on Bister (21; Yvert 21). Original gum, h.r., well-centered and exceedingly fresh, Very Fine, only 150 were printed and this is the first original-gum example we have offered in the last three decades, ex Wyer, signed Champion, A. Brun and Roumet, with 1996 Robineau and 2011 P.F. certificates, Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,450

E. 500-750
700
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4077
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Sale 1259, Lot 4077, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1892, 35c Black on Yellow (22; Yvert 22). Large part original gum, exceptionally well-centered, deep color and impression, Extremely Fine, only 150 printed and very few are in this choice original-gum condition, signed A. Brun and Calves, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,450

E. 500-750
700
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4078
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Sale 1259, Lot 4078, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1891, 5c Violet and 50c Black, Postage Dues (J1-J2; Yvert TT1-TT2). Original gum, both with huge margins and fresh color, Extremely Fine, No. J1 with 2005 Sismondo certificate, No. J2 with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $600.00 (as no gum), Yvert €600

E. 300-400
325
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4079
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Sale 1259, Lot 4079, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1892, 60c Black, Postage Due (J12; Yvert TT12). Original gum, large margins, sharp impression, Very Fine, only 150 printed, with 1999 Roumet and 2005 Calves certificates, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,350

E. 400-500
1,200
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4080
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Sale 1259, Lot 4080, Annam & Tonkin thru Diego SuarezDIEGO-SUAREZ, 1892, 1fr Brown, Postage Due (J13; Yvert TT13). Part original gum, large to full margins, rich color, certificate states paper adherences on back, which have been removed (and in removing them a part of the Calves backstamp was also removed), Very Fine, a rare Postage Due stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,800.00, Yvert €3,500

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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4081
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Diego Suarez Unused Collection. Three 1890 surcharges, the two 1892 surcharges, 1892 Overprints less the 30c and 35c (offered separately), both Peace & Commerce sets, and eight postage dues, original gum, majority Very Fine, five certificates accompany, Scott over $2,900.00

E. 500-750
1,300
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