Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Corfu thru Egypt

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4760
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Sale 1259, Lot 4760, Corfu thru EgyptCORFU, 1941, 10d Bister Brown, Air Post (NC6; Sassone PA7). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, Very Fine, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $950.00, Sassone €2,500, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
600
4761
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Sale 1259, Lot 4761, Corfu thru EgyptCORFU, 1941, 100d Brown, Air Post (NC11; Sassone PA12). Mint N.H., precise centering, deep rich color, Very Fine, only 62 of the 100d value were issued, signed on the reverse, Scott $1,300.00 (as hinged), Sassone €5,000, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 300-400
650
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4762
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Sale 1259, Lot 4762, Corfu thru EgyptCOSTA RICA, 1940, 15c on 25c Orange, Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C55 Footnote var). Original gum, lightly hinged, printed inverted on the 25c value rather than 50c value, fresh color, Very Fine, rare with only 100 printed, signed Heimann

E. 200-300
250
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4763
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Sale 1259, Lot 4763, Corfu thru EgyptCRETE, 1905, 2l-5d Pictorial Issue, Bradbury, Wilkinson Presentation Card (74P-82P). Set of nine stamps in issued colors with simulated perfs on thick card with gilded edges, faint pencil notation at top right, Very Fine, the nicest example of this we have seen, as most are crease or otherwise damaged

E. 200-300
170
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4764
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Sale 1259, Lot 4764, Corfu thru EgyptCYRENAICA, 1934, 25l + 2l Copper Red, Air Post Semi-Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1). Mint N.H., lovely rich shade on bright paper, well-centered, Very Fine, a scarce example of this desirable Air Post Semi-Official issue, especially so in Mint Never Hinged condition, signed A. Diena and with 1995 Raybaudi certificate, Scott $3,000.00, Sassone €3,000, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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4765
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Sale 1259, Lot 4765, Corfu thru EgyptECUADOR, 1928, 50 "Cts." on 10c Green, Air Post (C6). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, Very Fine, only 100 printed, Scott $700.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
400
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4766
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Sale 1259, Lot 4766, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1874-75, 1pi Vermilion, Imperforate on Thin Oily Paper (Nile Post D26bb). Block of four, original gum, top right stamp lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., large to full margins, small oil spot at right between stamps, Very Fine and rare as a block, only one sheet of 200 was printed and released into the market in 2001, ex Royal Collection, Nile Post $3,000.00 as two hinged pairs

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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4767
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Sale 1259, Lot 4767, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1874, 2pi Yellow, Perf 13-1/2 x 12-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (23cg; Nile Post D27h). Tete-beche pair within a block of six with top right corner sheet selvage, original gum, bottom stamps and selvage h.r., top stamps including variety Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine and scarce positional blocks, catalogued as hinged for tete-beche pair only, Scott $500.00, Nile Post $500.00

E. 300-400
375
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4768
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Sale 1259, Lot 4768, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1914, 1m-200m Pictorials, Imperforate Proofs (50P-59P; Nile Post D53d-D62a). Printed on watermarked gummed paper, Mint N.H. blocks of four, values to 10m with sheet margin at bottom, 20m-200m with sheet margin at top, wonderfully fresh colors, Very Fine and scarce as multiples

E. 750-1,000
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4769
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4769, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1923-24, 5m Orange Brown, Imperforate (96a; D95k). Large margins, used with normal 5m pair, all tied by Alexandria Nov. 18, 1927 circular datestamps with additional strike below on registered cover to Karmous, arrival backstamp on the same day, Very Fine, a rare postal use of this imperforate proof

E. 500-750
250
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4770
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4770, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1923, 100m Violet, Color Trial (Nile Post D101ct). Imperforate and printed in the issued color, large margins, tied by "Cairo 10 DE 23" bilingual circular datestamp with additional strike at left on unaddressed cover, some minor stray adhesion marks around stamp, Very Fine and rare, an attractive philatelic cover with the 100m color trial, "used" only five days prior to the release of the normal stamp (Dec. 15, 1923)

E. 400-500
300
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4771
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Sale 1259, Lot 4771, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1932, 50m on 50p King Fuad (166; Nile Post D127). Mint N.H. complete pane of 25, pane perforated inverted in orientation with the wide perf tooth on the fourth row, position 17 with the colored spot variety, wonderfully fresh color, minor toned spots affecting two stamps, minute perf reinforcement in right selvage only

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE PANE OF THE 1932 KING FUAD BIRTHDAY SURCHARGE.

A lengthy description on how these were printed can be found on page 221 of the Nile Post

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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4772
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Sale 1259, Lot 4772, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1933, 5m-20m Railroad and Aviation Congress (168-176; Nile Post C38-C46). Blocks of four for each issue, Railroad Congress Mint N.H., Aviation top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, Scott $668.00 as hinged singles

Sale 1259, Lot 4772, Corfu thru Egypt
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E. 300-400
300
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4773
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Sale 1259, Lot 4773, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1936-37, 1m-20m King Fuad, 1939-46, 30m-200m King Farouk, Royal Oblique Perforations (191-197, 234B-238 vars; Nile Post D129b-D135b, D148d-D152b). Mint N.H. set of King Fuad singles, King Farouk in Mint N.H. blocks of four except 50m as vertical pair, Very Fine, as low as 200 printed of each, Nile Post $570.00

E. 200-300
275
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4774
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Sale 1259, Lot 4774, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1944-46 King Farouk Imperforate Printing Ink Errors (234B, 243, 247, 250 vars; Nile Post D148, D156a, D160b, D164b vars). Mint N.H. pairs of each value, large margins to just clear on the 20m, each with strong ink smear in the printed color on face, Very Fine and scarce, only a small number of these examples were printed

E. 300-400
150
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4775
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Sale 1259, Lot 4775, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1944, 10m Deep Violet, Imperforate, Offset on Gum Side (247 var; Nile Post D160b var). Mint N.H. block of four, with complete and strong offset on gum side, deep rich color, Very Fine

Sale 1259, Lot 4775, Corfu thru Egypt
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E. 200-300
100
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4776
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Sale 1259, Lot 4776, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1958 Imperforate Group (445, 453, 459 vars; Nile Post C200b, C207a, C213b). Mint N.H. pairs, Nos. C200b and C213b with sheet margin at bottom or side, Very Fine, only 100 printed of each, Nile Post $450.00

E. 200-300
130
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4777
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Sale 1259, Lot 4777, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1959 Imperforate Group (462, 466, 473, 491-493, B18 vars; Nile Post C214c, C217a, C220a, C227a-C228a, C231d-C232a). Mint N.H. pairs except No. C232a as single, few with sheet margin on one side, Very Fine, only 100 printed of each, Nile Post $1,075.00

E. 500-750
250
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4778
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Sale 1259, Lot 4778, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1959, 10m Anniversary of Revolution, Imperforate (467-472 vars; Nile Post C221a-C226a). Mint N.H., large margins all around, fresh and Very Fine, only 100 sets printed, Nile Post $450.00

E. 200-300
100
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4779
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Sale 1259, Lot 4779, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1959-60, 1m-500m U.A.R. Definitives, Imperforate (474-490 vars; Nile Post D253a-D269a). Mint N.H. complete set of seventeen values, 1m-60m blocks of four except 10m block of six, 100m-500m as corner sheet margin singles, few others with sheet margin on one side, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce set with printing numbers as low as 64 on the 100m-500m, Nile Post $2,290.00 as singles

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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4780
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Sale 1259, Lot 4780, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1960 Imperforate Group (494-495, 498-499, 513-514 vars; Nile Post C233a-C234a, C237a-C238a, C250a-C251a). Mint N.H. pairs, few with sheet margin on one side, Very Fine, only 100 printed of each, Nile Post $1,050.00

E. 500-750
275
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4781
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Sale 1259, Lot 4781, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1961 Imperforate Group (516-517, 519-520 vars; Nile Post C253a-C254a, C256a-C257a). Mint N.H. pairs, fresh colors, Very Fine, only 100 printed of each, Nile Post $600.00

E. 300-400
160
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4782
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Sale 1259, Lot 4782, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1907, 1m-2m, 5m-5pi Official, Imperforate (O2-O3, O5-O7 vars; Nile Post O2b-O7b). Mint N.H. set of five values as the 3m is not recorded as Imperforate, 1m, 2m, and 5m singles, the latter with sheet margin at bottom, 1pi and 5pi blocks of four, margins full to ample except just barely touching at top right on 5pi, Very Fine group, only sheet of 240 of each value printed, Nile Post $850.00 as singles

E. 300-400
180
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4783
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Sale 1259, Lot 4783, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, 1962-63, 1m, 5, 50m-500m Official, Imperforate (O71, O73, O76-O79 vars; Nile Post O72a-O74a, O77b-O80a). Mint N.H. blocks of four, bold colors, Very Fine, only 100 sets printed, Nile Post $1,020.00

E. 500-750
275
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4784
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4784, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £10 Claret & Green, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 148, 150). Probate document with a whopping 57 £50 and one £10 example adding up to a total of £2,860, cancelled by "British Consulate General Cairo 21 FEB 36" circular datestamps, a couple £50 stamps with torn corner and some light file folds thru stamps to be expected, otherwise Very Fine, a massive amount of money in 1936 to pay the probate fee, Barefoot value as singles £2,015

E. 400-500
350
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4785
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4785, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 150a). Two half panes of thirty with full margins all around on each side of a ledger page, cancelled-to-order by "British Consulate Alexandria 14 APR 36" circular datestamp, manuscript notation at bottom and rust stain from staple just touching selvage on one sheet, Very Fine, Barefoot value as singles £1,200

E. 200-300
250
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4786
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Sale 1259, Lot 4786, Corfu thru EgyptEGYPT, Occupation of Palestine Errors and Varieties (N43, N50, N52, N70 vars; Nile Post P43b, P50c, P50e, P52d, PC3a). Five Mint N.H. items, No. P43b block of twelve with selvage at right with vertically a cheval overprint, No. P50c, P50e, and P52d blocks of four with overprint shifted a cheval or transposed, No. PC3a with double overprint (only 50 printed), Very Fine group, Nile Post $1,480.00 as singles

E. 500-750
300
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