Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022
Category — Mexico thru Philippines
FINE-VERY FINE. A SELDOM OFFERED MINT NEVER-HINGED SET OF THE ENTIRE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ISSUE.
VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1936 20-CENTAVOS LAKE "EAGLE MAN" WITH WATERMARK ERROR. A STAMP MISSING FROM MOST COLLECTIONS OF MEXICO.
This watermark was originally intended for use for revenue stamps only. It is unknown how many sheets were issued as they were unknowingly sold along with the normal stock.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1936 20-CENTAVOS MADERO WITH THE "SECRETARIA DE HACIENA" WATERMARK ERROR WHICH IS ONLY KNOWN IN USED CONDITION. APART FROM BEING THE RAREST MEXICAN AIR POST STAMP, IT IS ONE OF THE RAREST AIR POST STAMPS IN THE WORLD. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
The watermarked paper used on this stamp was intended for revenue use only. It is unknown how many sheets, even if just one, was used with this watermark as they were issued with the normal stock. Attesting to it's rarity, according to Power Search, this is the first example we have offered since computerized records. We have been able to find very few others offered at public auction in the last ten years.
Accompanied by documents from the original discoverer, his correspondence with Nicolas Sanabria and Henry Goodkind, and articles written about its discovery. With 1954 P.F. certificate (prior to official listing in Scott). Scott $12,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate
VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND FASCINATING GROUP OF PRINTING ARCHIVE MATERIAL OF THE NICARAGUA 1924 CORDOBA ISSUE WITH UNDOUBTEDLY UNIQUE ITEMS.
Ex American Bank Note Archives.
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1926 16-CENTAVOS AIR POST OVERPRINT. ONLY 300 WERE OVERPRINTED, WITH THIS EASILY AS ONE OF THE FINEST AVAILABLE.
A review of our Power Search reveals of all the copies we have offered since keeping computerized records, most suffer from poor centering and/or varying levels of disturbed tropicalized gum. This stamp is well-centered and free from any of those maladies.
Signed Sloane and Bloch. With 1978 Friedl and 2006 P.F. certificates. Scott $2,800.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 26-CENTAVOS PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK AIR POST ISSUE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE 100 PRINTED.
Most copies of this stamp offered are either off-centered and/or have heavy gum disturbance due to wax paper adherence. This stamp is remarkable in that this is one of the finest centered examples and is largely free of the normal gum issues associated with this stamp.
With 2004 P.F. certificate. Scott $5,000.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate