Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Lebanon thru Martinique

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4133
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Lebanon Complete Unused Collection. To 1938, includes Postage, Semi-Postal, Air Post, and Postage Due issues, one variety (Scott No. 84a), original gum, Fine-Very Fine, Scott over $2,400.00

E. 400-500
950
4134
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Sale 1259, Lot 4134, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1889, 5c on 25c Black on Rose (2; Yvert 2). Original gum that has been slightly disturbed from hinge removal, well-centered, Very Fine, only 1,200 printed, signed A. Brun and with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $725.00, Yvert €1,100

E. 200-300
325
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4135
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Sale 1259, Lot 4135, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw (3; Yvert 3). Original gum, top left corner selvage, excellent centering, brilliantly rich color, Extremely Fine, a choice quality stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $650.00, Yvert €900

E. 300-400
300
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4136
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Sale 1259, Lot 4136, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1891, 1fr Black on Yellow (12; Yvert 12). Original gum, framelines on all four sides, with a particularly large margin at top, strong impression, Very Fine, only a small fraction of the 2,000 printed received gum, a tiny number still exist in sound original-gum condition, signed Marquelet and with 2004 P.F. certificate, catalogue values are as no gum, Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,650

E. 500-750
400
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4137
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Sale 1259, Lot 4137, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1891, 5fr Violet & Black on Lilac (13; Yvert 13). Original gum, framelines on three sides, very large margin at top, stray overprint ink in the left margin, small corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, only a small fraction of the 1,000 printed received gum, signed Roumet and with 2000 P.F. certificate, catalogue values are as no gum, Scott $2,400.00, Yvert €3,200

E. 300-400
850
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4138
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4138, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1895, 15c on 25c Black on Rose, Red Manuscript Majunga Surcharge (22A; Yvert 1). Selvage at right, well-centered, extraordinarily fresh, with an unusually strong red manuscript (many are washed), nearly complete Majunga circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 RED 15-CENTIMES MANUSCRIPT SURCHARGE OF MAJUNGA. LIKELY THE FINEST OF THE LESS THAN 20 RECORDED.

Only known used. No others are found on Power Search.

Signed Calves. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott $8,000.00. Yvert €11,000

E. 4,000-5,000
10,500
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4139
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4139, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1895, 15c on 25c Black on Rose, Sideways Black Majunga Surcharge, Thin Numerals (22C; Yvert 3). Deep intense color and proof-like impression, light Majunga circular datestamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE 15-CENTIMES ON 25-CENTIMES MAJUNGA PROVISIONAL, YVERT NO. 3.

Only a tiny number are known and all are used.

Signed several times including Roumet and Calves. With 2019 Ceres certificate. Scott $12,750.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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4140
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4140, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1895, 15c on 25c Black on Rose, Sideways Black Majunga Surcharge, Thick Numerals (22C; Yvert 5). Uncharacteristically well-centered, sharp impression on fresh paper, neat Majunga circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENTIMES ON 25-CENTIMES MAJUNGA PROVISIONAL, YVERT NO. 5.

Among the finest of the very small number extant, all of which are used.

Signed Roumet and Calves. With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott $12,750.00. Yvert €11,000

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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4141
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4141, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1895, 15c on 25c Black on Rose, Upright Black Majunga Surcharge (22C; Yvert 6). Well-centered, fresh color, bold Majunga circular datestamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RAREST OF ALL THE MAJUNGA PROVISIONALS, YVERT NO. 6.

The small upright 15c handstamp is the rarest of all the Majunga surcharges, with only a handful known (all used). This is the first our firm has offered.

Signed Thiaude and A. Brun. With 2010 J-F Brun certificate. Scott $12,750.00 (as the generic 15c surcharge). Yvert €12,000

E. 4,000-5,000
9,500
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4142
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4142, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1895, 15c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw, Sideways Black Majunga Surcharge (22D; Yvert 4). Interpanneau selvage at left, choice centering, rich color, neat Majunga circular datestamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENTIMES HANDSTAMP SURCHARGE ON ONE-FRANC MAJUNGA PROVISIONAL.

Surely one of the finest of the few known, all of which are used.

Ex Gibralter. Signed A. Brun and Calves. With 1996 Behr certificate. Scott $12,750.00. Yvert €9,500

E. 4,000-5,000
12,500
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4143
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4143, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1896, 15c on 2c Brown on Buff (24; Yvert 24). Unusually well-centered, rich color, portion of circular datestamp, Very Fine, 900 were issued but only a small fraction of those exist today, signed Calves, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 300-400
550
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4144
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4144, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1896, 25c on 3c Gray (25; Yvert 25). Unusually well-centered, quite fresh, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, an uncommonly choice used example of this scarce stamp, Scott $1,100.00, Yvert €1,600

E. 400-500
450
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4145
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Sale 1259, Lot 4145, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Narrow "0" (57; Yvert 60). Original gum, brilliantly rich color, certificate mentions a small crease at top left that is very minor

VERY FINE. A RARE AND KEY STAMP OF MADAGASCAR. ONLY 75 PRINTED.

Signed A. Brun and Roumet. With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott $5,000.00. Yvert €7,000

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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4146
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Sale 1259, Lot 4146, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1902, 10c on 50c Carmine on Rose, Wide "0", Short bar in "1" (62; Yvert 62, Maury 57II). Original gum, attractive color

VERY FINE. ONLY 75 WERE SURCHARGED AND ONLY 9 OF THOSE HAD THE SHORT BAR IN "1" VARIETY.

Signed Calves. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott for the basic stamp $5,000.00. Yvert for the basic stamp €7,000. Maury for the variety €11,500

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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4147
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Sale 1259, Lot 4147, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMADAGASCAR, 1942, 20fr Yellow Brown & Dark Blue, "France Libre" Overprint (228; Yvert 255A). Mint N.H., well-centered and fresh, Very Fine, the key stamp of the France Libre overprints, signed J-F Brun and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $725.00 (as hinged), Yvert €1,800.00

E. 400-500
475
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4148
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Madagascar Unused Collection. To 1943, with all four of the 1891 Surcharges, 1895 Overprint set complete, Colony issues (1896 and onward) complete less the scarce "France Libre" overprint which is offered separately, includes Back-of-Book, original gum (or no gum as issued), majority Very Fine, Scott over $4,800.00

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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4149
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Sale 1259, Lot 4149, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMARTINIQUE, 1888, 5c on 4c Claret on Lavender (11; Yvert 9). Original gum, strong rich color, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, only 368 issued, signed Calves and with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €1,900

E. 400-500
700
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4150
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Sale 1259, Lot 4150, Lebanon thru MartiniqueMARTINIQUE, 1903, 5fr on 60c Brown on Buff, Parcel Post (Q1; Yvert 60). Original gum, large margins, strong impression, Very Fine, signed Calves and with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott $550.00, Yvert €850

E. 200-300
200
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4151
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Martinique Unused Collection. To 1947, most of the early surcharges (missing only four), complete from 1891 except for one relatively inexpensive stamp (No. 58), most with original gum, largely Very Fine, Scott over $3,100.00

E. 500-750
1,400
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