Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Greenland thru Israel

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4943
E
Sale 1259, Lot 4943, Greenland thru IsraelGREENLAND, 1945, 30o Dog Team, Original Hand-Drawn Essay (15E). Hand-drawn essay of central vignette used for the 30o stamp affixed to larger card measuring 222 x 138mm, with subsequent die no. F11826 at top left and showing reduced sized used for stamp design, dated "5/10/44" at bottom right and "Touched up photo taken from Book B back of cover used on 30 ore" inscription at left

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE HAND-DRAWN VIGNETTE DESIGN WHICH WAS ULTIMATELY USED FOR THE CREATION OF THE GREENLAND 1945 30-ORE DOG TEAM DESIGN.

An exceptional piece of artwork destined for an award winning Greenland or Dog Thematic exhibit collection

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
4944
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4944, Greenland thru IsraelGREENLAND, 1945, 30o Dog Team, Large Die Proof (15P). Die sunk on card measuring 213 x 151mm, inscribed with die no. 85429 at top and "Gronland (Greenland), Special V-85425, American Bank Note Company" below, red "For Approval" handstamp at top and signed and dated Aug. 8, 1944 at bottom right, various approval handstamps on reverse, Very Fine and scarce large die proof

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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4945
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Sale 1259, Lot 4945, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1925, 50c Red, Air Post, "Aero Correo" Overprint in Black (C8). Original gum, lightly hinged, impressively well-centered, Very Fine and choice, only 200 printed, signed A. Diena, with 1994 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $450.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
400
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4946
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Sale 1259, Lot 4946, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1925, 1p Yellow Green, Air Post, "Aero Correo" Overprint in Black (C9). Position 4 of the setting, original gum, h.r., well-centered, Very Fine, only 100 examples were printed, ex "World Traveler", signed Bloch, with 1966 Friedl and 2013 P.F. certificates, Scott $600.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
650
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4947
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Sale 1259, Lot 4947, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1925, 25c on 1c Chocolate, Air Post, Inverted Surcharge (C10a). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold color, couple minor thinned perfs at bottom, Very Fine appearance, an undervalued error with only twelve examples printed, signed A. Brun, Scott $700.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
400
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4948
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Sale 1259, Lot 4948, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1930, 5c on 10c Blue, Air Post, Yellow Surcharge (C21). Original gum, barely hinged (if at all), beautifully centered, bold color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, scarce with only 50 printed with the Yellow surcharge, small backstamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate (as previously hinged), Scott $450.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
170
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4949
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Sale 1259, Lot 4949, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1930, 10c on 20c Brown, Air Post, Violet Surcharge (C24). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, Very Fine, only 50 examples printed, signed Sanabria and with 1989 Rendon certificate, Scott $750.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
300
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4950
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Sale 1259, Lot 4950, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1930, 5c on 10c to 25c on 50c Air Post, Surcharge on Official Stamps (C33-C35). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered overall, fresh colors, Very Fine trio, scarce with printing numbers ranging from 50 on the 20c to 150 on the 50c, 10c signed Sanabria, 20c signed Kessler, 50c signed Sanabria, Kessler, Bloch, and with 1993 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,075.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 400-500
700
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4951
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Sale 1259, Lot 4951, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1930, 20c on 50c Red, Air Post, Surcharge Reading Down (C36). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, well-centered, Very Fine, undervalued considering the modest catalogue value as only 25 were printed with the surcharge printed downwards (another 25 were printed upwards), signed Sanabria and Kessler, Scott $350.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
475
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4952
P
Sale 1259, Lot 4952, Greenland thru IsraelHONDURAS, 1949, 1c-5l Presidential Succession, Printing Archive Group (C170-C180). Eighteen items all relating to the printing of this issue of eleven stamps, with two large sized original artwork and photographic proof of the vignette that was ultimately used for the 1c value, a photographic vignette proof of Don Julio Lozano which was used for the 5c and 15c values, two pages of photographic proofs of each value with production schedule promised to a "Mr. Trenkner", then with photographic proofs on card of each value with additional 5c and 30c items, Very Fine, rarely encountered original printing archive material, ex American Bank Note Archives

Sale 1259, Lot 4952, Greenland thru Israel
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E. 1,000-1,500
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4953
E
Sale 1259, Lot 4953, Greenland thru IsraelHUNGARY, 1919, Soviet Republic Issue, Artist Signed Large Die Essays (198E-202E). Five, 5f, 10f, 20f, and two different 45f, various colored frames and black vignettes, die sunk on 161 x 190mm card, the vignettes themselves are 50 x 62mm, the three lower values were not issued in the produced set, a few trivial edge flaws, Very Fine and handsome collateral material for the specialist

E. 300-400
1,100
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4954
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Sale 1259, Lot 4954, Greenland thru IsraelHUNGARY, 1951, 60f 80th Anniversary of Hungary's 1st Postage Stamp, Souvenir Sheet in Rose Lilac (C95 var; Michel Block 20 var). Both perforated and imperforate sheets, Mint N.H., Extremely Fine and scarce, 1,060 copies of these were specially prepared and presented to exhibitors and members of the arranging committee of the exhibition, Scott $3,200.00, Michel €2,200

E. 500-750
750
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4955
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4955, Greenland thru IsraelICELAND, 1873 16s Yellow and 1876 40a Green, Sperati Forgeries (4 var, 14 var). Five stamps, includes 1873 16s Yellow, original gum and signed Sperati on reverse, plus four examples of the 1876 40a Green, one with original gum (small thin), one unused (no gum), and two lightly used, Very Fine, an impressive offering of these Sperati forgeries, only two examples of the 16s are recorded and around seven examples of the 40a, 16s ex Freeland and with 2015 R.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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4956
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Sale 1259, Lot 4956, Greenland thru IsraelICELAND, 1933, 1k-10k Italian Flying Armada Overprints (C12-C14; Facit 165-167). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, fresh colors, 10k with corner crease, otherwise Very Fine set, 1k with 2005 Nielsen certificate, 5k-10k each with 1980 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $2,075.00, Facit SK 19,000, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 400-500
375
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4957
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Sale 1259, Lot 4957, Greenland thru IsraelIONIAN ISLANDS, 1941, 30d Dark Green, Air Post (NC4; Sassone PA8). Mint N.H. vertical pair, fresh color, Very Fine and scarce, signed Kessler, Scott $800.00, Sassone €6,000, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
375
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4958
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Sale 1259, Lot 4958, Greenland thru IsraelIONIAN ISLANDS, 1941, 100d Brown, Air Post, Overprint Reading Up (NC6a; Sassone PA10c). Vertical pair, original gum, bottom stamp lightly hinged, fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine and rare Air Post overprint, Sassone notes only two examples recorded (both used), unlikely many examples exist with the overprint reading up, signed Sanabria, Scott $2,250.00, listed but unpriced in Sassone, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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4959
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Sale 1259, Lot 4959, Greenland thru IsraelIONIAN ISLANDS, 1941, 50l Violet Brown, Air Post (NC11). Horizontal pair, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, Very Fine and scarce, Scott $2,400.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 400-500
550
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4960
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Sale 1259, Lot 4960, Greenland thru IsraelIRAN, 1915, 1ch-50kr Coronation of Shah Ahmed, Unissued. Complete set of fifteen values, original gum, h.r.'s, quite a few with minor thins and slight toned spots, 20kr with perf faults at left, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce set of these unissued stamps

E. 400-500
200
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4961
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Sale 1259, Lot 4961, Greenland thru IsraelIRAN, 1915, 1ch-50kr Kings & Historical Buildings, "Service" Overprint, Unissued. Complete set of nineteen values, original gum, mostly lightly hinged, few with minor h.r.'s, fresh colors, Very Fine, a rare set of these unissued stamps

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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4962
og
Sale 1259, Lot 4962, Greenland thru IsraelIRAN, 1927, 10k-30k Air Post Overprints (C14-C16). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors, certificate notes slightly tropicalized gum which is a slight toned band, otherwise Very Fine, each stamp signed Kessler and with 2003 Ceremuga certificate for the three, Scott $825.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
800
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4963
 
ISRAEL, 1929, Palestine Immigration Passport. Nansen passport issued under the auspices by the League of Nations, Romanian issue for a Ukranian-born Russian refugee immigrating to Palestine, League of Nations 1928 and 1929 stamps tied by violet handstamp, British Consulate in Galatz handstamps, including two ovals tying Great Britain 6p and 7sh6p Consular Service stamps, light violet Palestine handstamp at bottom left of document, file folds and edge wear as expected, one fold through 1929 stamp, Fine, a rare and interesting document

E. 300-400
160
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4964
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4964, Greenland thru IsraelISRAEL, 1948, 3m-1,000m Doar Ivri (1-9; Bale 1-9). Set with full tabs, 3m and 10m perf 10 x 11, others perf 11, tied on official first day cover by Tel-Aviv 16.5.48 slogan cancels, high values overlap the low value as necessary, recent certificate states "cover washed & stamps reaffixed, light gum remnants", which seems to be a typical statement on these

VERY FINE 1948 DOAR IVRI TABBED SET ON FIRST DAY COVER.

With 1983 Shalit and 2022 Tsachor certificates. Bale $5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
750
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4965
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4965, Greenland thru IsraelISRAEL, 1948, 3m-50m First Postage Dues (J1-J5; PD1-PD5). Set with full tabs tied by trilingual Tel Aviv 2.11.1948 circular datestamps on local cover, certificate states "cover washed & stamps reaffixed, light gum remnants", Very Fine and rare to find a complete set of the Postage Due set with full tabs on cover, with 2022 Tsachor certificate, Bale $3,200.00

E. 750-1,000
550
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