Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Autographs, Albania thru China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4712
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4712, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaQueen Alexandra. Original photo of Queen Alexandra with her pet dog signed "Alexandra & Mein Hund" at bottom and affixed to card, photo printed by "W & D Downey" in London, Very Fine, Queen Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) was wife of King Edward VII and held her status as Queen Empress until Edward VII's death in 1910

E. 200-300
200
4713
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4713, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaHelen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy. Real photo of Helen Keller with her instructor and companion Anne Sullivan Macy, affixed to larger card, signed by both Keller and Macy at bottom, small spot of damage to photo at top left, otherwise Very Fine signatures, a scarce photo with both signatures, Helen Keller (1880-1968) was a well known advocate for disability rights, an author, and political activist who was both blind and deaf, Anne Sullivan Macy (1866-1936) was life-long companion to Keller who taught Keller language including how to read and write

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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4714
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Sale 1259, Lot 4714, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaALBANIA, 1928, 5q-3fr Air Post Overprints (C15-C21; Michel 162-168). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully well-centered throughout, Very Fine, a choice set, 1fr-3fr each with 2001 P.F. certificates, Scott $893.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
400
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4715
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Sale 1259, Lot 4715, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaANGOLA, 1947, 1a-20a Air Post (C10-C18). Complete set to the 20a, missing top two values for completion, without gum as issued, bright and fresh, Fine-Very Fine, a surprisingly elusive set, we presume the previous owner Mr. Venn couldn't find the top two values in the condition standard he wished to maintain, each value signed Bloch, Scott $1,279.50, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 400-500
475
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4716
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Sale 1259, Lot 4716, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaARGENTINA, 1910-12, Filchner Antarctica Expedition. "Deutsche Sudpolar Expedition" red vignette, tied along with 5c adhesive by indistinct double-circle datestamp on picture postcard of the ship to Hamburg, Germany, fresh and Very Fine, the expedition vignette is rarely found used in combination with stamp of any country other than the Falkland Islands

E. 300-400
375
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4717
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Sale 1259, Lot 4717, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaARGENTINA, 1930, 20c-3.60p Zeppelin First Flight, Air Post (C20-C29). Two complete sets with Black and Green overprints, original gum, lightly hinged though a few Black overprint values are Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine, Scott $1,091.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 300-400
550
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4718
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Sale 1259, Lot 4718, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaAUSTRIA, 1854, 2kr Black, Machine-Made Paper (2c; Michel 2Y). Original gum, h.r., large margins including a sheet-margin at right, crisp impression, Very Fine, a handsome original-gum example, with 2020 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,750.00, Michel €2,000

E. 300-400
450
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4719
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Sale 1259, Lot 4719, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaAUSTRIA, Danube Steam Navigation Company, 1867, 10k Lilac (1; Michel DDSG 2). Tied by oval "D.D.S.G. PIQUET" handstamp on folded cover to Braila, Romania, certificate notes slightly short perfs at right, but overall the perforations are far and more intact than usually found, cover with minor foxing, a Fine and desirable usage of this stamp, with 1985 Ferchenbauer certificate

E. 200-300
375
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4720
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4720, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaLOMBARDY VENETIA, Used in the Turkish Empire, 1864, 15s Yellow Brown, Perf 9-1/2 (24). Three singles tied by two strikes of Reddish Brown "Berutti 24/1" circular datestamp on 1866 folded letter to Glarus, Switzerland, Vienna and Zurich transit backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce use of this 15s high value on cover from Beirut, signed A. Diena

E. 500-750
250
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4721
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4721, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaAUSTRIA, Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1867, 3sld Green, 5sld Red, 15sld Brown (2-3, 5). Each tied by crisp strike of "Berutti 14/3" circular datestamp on 1868 cover to Philadelphia Pa., red boxed "Franco" handstamp, New York Paid All transit datestamp, cover opened out for display and with some minor edgewear, still Very Fine and handsome three-color transatlantic franking

E. 500-750
250
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4722
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4722, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaAUSTRIA, Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1867, 5sld Red, 15sld Brown (3, 5). Two singles of 5sld, all tied by "Berutti 26/9" circular datestamps on 1870 folded letter to Genoa, Italy, Brindisi and Smirne transit and Genoa arrival backstamps, Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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4723
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4723, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaAUSTRIA, Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1867, 3sld Green, 5sld Red, 15sld Brown (2-3, 5). Each tied by "Berutti 12/8" circular datestamp on 1872 folded cover Genoa, Italy, "P.D." handstamp, Trieste transit and Genoa arrival backstamps, some splitting on internal folds, still Very Fine and handsome three-color franking from Beirut

E. 500-750
250
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4724
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4724, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaAUSTRIA, Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1867, 10sld Blue (4). Tied by crisp strike of "Beiruth 6/11 78" circular datestamp on folded cover to Livorno, Italy, Alexandria (Egypt) and Brindisi transit and Livorno arrival backstamps, barest trace of a file fold thru stamp, still Very Fine, a handsome cover with great eye appeal, signed Chiavarello

E. 200-300
225
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4725
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4725, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaAUSTRIA, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1908, 1pi Deep Blue on Blue (49). Well centered, with "E.N." perfin of sender "Emile J. Nasser", tied by "Beirut, Oesterrich, 8 JUL 13" double-circle datestamp on cover to Gallarate, Italy, arrival backstamp, cover with couple file folds, Very Fine, perfins used on Austrian Levant stamps are very rare, only two examples of this perfin are recorded on cover

E. 200-300
900
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4726
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Sale 1259, Lot 4726, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaBOLIVIA, 1924, 25c Dark Blue & Black, 2b Black Brown & Black, Air Post, Imperforate (C3, C6 vars). 25c Mint N.H. top right corner sheet margin horizontal pair, 2b Mint N.H. bottom left corner sheet margin horizontal strip of three with part imprint at bottom, 25c with minor gum crease, still Very Fine and scarce imperforates, each stamp signed Sanabria, Scott $800.00 as two pairs

E. 300-400
225
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4727
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Sale 1259, Lot 4727, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaBOLIVIA, 1930, 10c Vermilion & Black, Brown Overprint (C13). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong colors, well-centered, Very Fine, a rare overprint of Bolivia's Zeppelin Issue, only 50 were produced, with 1988 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,500.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 500-750
800
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4728
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Sale 1259, Lot 4728, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaBOLIVIA, 1930, 1b Red Brown & Black, Air Post, Gold Overprint (C23). Original gum with slight gum skips forcing us to call it lightly hinged, particularly wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, signed Bloch, Scott $700.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
350
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4729
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Sale 1259, Lot 4729, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaBRAZIL, 1927, 50r on 10r to 10,000r on 1,000,000r Air Post (C1-C16). Complete set of seventeen values including the scarce 500r on 10r (C6A), original gum, mostly lightly hinged except a few values Mint N.H., lovely rich colors, No. C14 with minor corner crease, Very Fine, No. C6A signed and with 2001 P.F. certificate as "previously hinged" but we fail to see a hinge mark, Scott $512.45, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
550
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4730
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4730, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCANAL ZONE, 1921, 5c-40c Air Post Officials, "Panama Canal" 17mm Long (CO8-CO12). Balboa Heights roller cancels as usual, all still with original gum, either Mint N.H. or lightly hinged, far better centering than typically seen, Very Fine set, Scott $800.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
400
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4731
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Sale 1259, Lot 4731, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCAPE VERDE, 1940, 5e Red Brown, New York Exposition Overprint, Air Post, Inverted Overprint (C7 Footnote var). Mint N.H., well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, a major Air Post rarity with only 25 examples printed, signed Sanabria

E. 750-1,000
700
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4732
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Sale 1259, Lot 4732, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHILE, 1927, 40c on 10c to 2p on 10c Air Post (C1-C5). Original gum, lightly hinged, each value with excellent centering and fresh colors, Very Fine, a particularly choice set of these scarce Air Posts, with 1982 Friedl certificate for the set, Scott $1,750.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 500-750
1,300
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4733
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4733, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHINA, 1897, 5c Rose Red (90). Horizontal pair tied by Hankow, April 21, 1888 large-dollar, Hong Kong 1882 5c Ultramarine pair on reverse tied by faint April 28 circular datestamps, on cover to Vienna, Austria (May 30 arrival backstamp), cover with rounded corner at top right, small tear at bottom, and a couple toned spots, none of which affect stamps or markings, Fine combination cover

Sale 1259, Lot 4733, Autographs, Albania thru China
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E. 200-300
650
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4734
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Sale 1259, Lot 4734, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHINA, Taiwan, 1954, 40c-$5.00 Opening of Silo Bridge, Souvenir Folder (1095a). Unexploded folder, without gum as issued, cover with minor corner crease but far less than usually seen, otherwise Very Fine, with 2010 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,500.00

E. 400-500
600
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4735
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CHINA, 1920, 1c on 2c-5c on 6c, Flood Relief Semi-Postals (B1-B3; Chan 273-275). Sheets of 100, with top and bottom imprints, partially stuck down on backing paper with some perf separations, toning and selvage faults (a few stamps have become completely separated), Fine appearance

E. 200-300
150
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4736
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Sale 1259, Lot 4736, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHINA, 1946, $73.00 on 25c Air Post Surcharge (C42). With selvage at bottom, slight traces of tropicalized original gum, well-centered, few minor toned spots most evident in selvage, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, according to Power Search, this is the only example we have offered in our auctions, with 2011 China Stamp Society certificate, Scott $1,750.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 400-500
1,800
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4737
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Sale 1259, Lot 4737, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHINA, Sinkiang, 1932-33, 5c-30c Air Post (C1-C4). Complete set of four values, original gum, Nos. C1-C2 Mint N.H., latter two lightly hinged, No. C4 with selvage at left though mostly detached, impressively well-centered, each with lovely fresh color

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL-GUM SET OF THE FIRST FOUR AIR POST STAMPS OF SINKIANG. RARELY FOUND IN THIS SUPERB QUALITY.

First two stamps signed. Nos. C3-C4 each signed Sanabria and with 1970 Friedl certificates. Scott $4,670.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

Sale 1259, Lot 4737, Autographs, Albania thru China
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E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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4738
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Sale 1259, Lot 4738, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHINA, People's Republic, 1967, 8f Thoughts of Mao, Se-Tenant Strip of Five (943a; Yang W2-W6). Mint N.H., unfolded, Very Fine, unfolded strips are far scarcer than those that have been folded along the perfs, Scott $1,600.00

E. 500-750
1,800
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4739
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Sale 1259, Lot 4739, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHINA, People's Republic, 1980, 8f Monkey (1586; Yang T234). Mint N.H., traces of black offset as usual, Very Fine, Scott $1,900.00

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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4740
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Sale 1259, Lot 4740, Autographs, Albania thru ChinaCHINA, People's Republic, 1980, 8f Gu Dong Booklet (1607e; Yang SB1). Complete unexploded booklet, Mint N.H., Very Fine, Scott $900.00

E. 200-300
375
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