Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — New Caledonia thru Reunion

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4152
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Sale 1259, Lot 4152, New Caledonia thru ReunionNEW CALEDONIA, 1859, 10c Black (1; Yvert 1). Top left corner sheet-margin block of four, without gum as issued, strong impression, Very Fine, this block illustrates the widely different types used for Napolean's bust and the tiny space between stamps, leaving virtually no room for a margin, catalogue values as four singles, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,400

E. 300-400
600
4153
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Sale 1259, Lot 4153, New Caledonia thru ReunionNEW CALEDONIA, 1886, 5c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw, Imperforate (10; Yvert 8). Original gum, large to full margins, rich color and crisp impression

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE KEY RARITY OF NEW CALEDONIA. ONLY 100 OF THE IMPERFORATE STAMPS WERE SURCHARGED.

Power Search reveals we have offered only one other (no gum).

Signed A. Brun. With 1998 Behr and 2000 P.F. certificates. Scott $10,000.00. Yvert €14,000

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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4154
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Sale 1259, Lot 4154, New Caledonia thru ReunionNEW CALEDONIA, 1892, 40c Red on Straw (18; Yvert 19a). Type II (though listed on the certificate as Yvert No. 19), original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, exceedingly fresh, a Very Fine example of this scarce stamp, with 2005 Calves certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Yvert €3,500

E. 500-750
1,400
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4155
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Sale 1259, Lot 4155, New Caledonia thru ReunionNEW CALEDONIA, 1892, 10c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw, Imperforate (34; Yvert 35). Original gum, lightly hinged, full to large margins including a sheet margin at top, deep intense color and a well-incised impression

VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARITY. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 100 STAMPS WERE SURCHARGED.

Signed Marquelet, Roumet, and Calves. With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott $5,250.00. Yvert €7,200

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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4156
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Sale 1259, Lot 4156, New Caledonia thru ReunionNEW CALEDONIA, 1932, 40c-50c Paris-Noumea Flight Issue (180-181; Yvert PA1-PA2). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors, Very Fine, with 2004 Sismondo certificate, Scott $950.00, Yvert €1,300

E. 200-300
375
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4157
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Sale 1259, Lot 4157, New Caledonia thru ReunionNEW CALEDONIA, 1903, 2fr Red Brown, Postage Due (J8; Yvert TT15). Original gum, very lightly hinged, large margins including a sheet margin at right, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine, only 300 printed, with 1999 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,300.00, Yvert €1,700

E. 400-500
600
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4158
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New Caledonia Unused Collection. To 1946, the early surcharges lacking only a couple rarities and includes Nos. 1-3, rest of Postage issues with a high degree of completion, Back-of-Book complete less the high value Postage Due, original gum, majority Very Fine, three certificates accompany, Scott over $6,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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4159
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Sale 1259, Lot 4159, New Caledonia thru ReunionNEW HEBRIDES, 1920, 5c on 50c Red on Orange (35; Yvert 58A). Colonial gum as usual, outstanding centering, intense color, Extremely Fine, only 300 printed, signed Bloch and with 2000 P.F. certificate ("previously hinged"), Scott $800.00, Yvert €1,550

E. 300-400
375
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4160
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New Hebrides (French) Unused Collection. To 1941, complete less the scarce 1920 surcharge, Postage Dues include the 1953 sets, original gum, mostly Very Fine, Scott over $1,200.00

E. 200-300
450
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4161
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Sale 1259, Lot 4161, New Caledonia thru ReunionNOSSI-BE, 1889, "25" on 40c Red on Straw, Ultramarine Surcharge, Second Printing (1 var; Yvert 1B). Original gum, full to mostly large margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Brun and Calves, with 2000 P.F. certificate (as generic Scott No. 1), Scott $2,600.00 (as the generic No. 1), Yvert €3,500

E. 750-1,000
850
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4162
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Sale 1259, Lot 4162, New Caledonia thru ReunionNOSSI-BE, 1889, "25" on 40c Red on Straw, Indigo Surcharge, Third Printing (1; Yvert 1C). Original gum, large margins, strong color in a dark shade, Very Fine and handsome, signed Calves and with 1998 Behr and 2000 P.F. certificates, Scott $2,600.00, Yvert €3,200

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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4163
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Sale 1259, Lot 4163, New Caledonia thru ReunionNOSSI-BE, 1889, 5c on 10c Black on Lavender (5; Yvert 2). Original gum, h.r., remarkably well-centered, fresh shade and a crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NO. 5.

This is the finest centered copy we have ever seen.

Ex Neal Allen, Wyer and Markowitz. Signed Calves. With 1998 Behr and 2015 Scheller certificates. Scott $3,600.00. Yvert €5,000

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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4164
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Sale 1259, Lot 4164, New Caledonia thru ReunionNOSSI-BE, 1889, 25c on 40c Red on Straw, Ultramarine Surcharge, Second Printing (9 var; Yvert 6A). Original gum, particularly well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, signed Calves, with 2009 Scheller and Roumet certificate, the former noting it as the ultramarine surcharge, Scott $2,400.00 (for the basic No. 9), Yvert does not price the ultramarine surcharge in unused condition, price for the indigo is €3,000

E. 500-750
1,100
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4165
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Sale 1259, Lot 4165, New Caledonia thru ReunionNOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 75c Carmine on Rose (15; Yvert 17). Original gum, h.r., bright color, Fine, signed Miro and with 2002 P.F. certificate (as the old No. 20), Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 300-400
750
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4166
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Sale 1259, Lot 4166, New Caledonia thru ReunionNOSSI-BE, 1890, 25c on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (18; Yvert 18). Large part original gum, strong color, Fine, signed Calves and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 300-400
375
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4167
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Nossi-Be Unused Collection. With six stamps from the 1890 Series, including two copies of No. 10, six from the 1893 Issue, Peace & Commerce set, four from the first Postage Due issue (two of those still on lot cards), and the second Postage Due issue complete less the 25c on 75c, eleven stamps catalogue over $400.00, original gum, mainly Very Fine, eight certificates accompany, Scott over $7,200.00

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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4168
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Sale 1259, Lot 4168, New Caledonia thru ReunionOBOCK, 1892, 5fr on 1fr Bronze Green on Straw (31; Yvert 31). Original gum, well-centered, exceedingly fresh, with deeply rich color and a well-incised impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott $775.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 200-300
350
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4169
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Sale 1259, Lot 4169, New Caledonia thru ReunionOBOCK, 1894, 25fr Brown and Blue (63; Yvert 63). Original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine, ex Gilbert, with 1988 P.F. certificate, Scott $875.00, Yvert €1,100

E. 200-300
325
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4170
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Sale 1259, Lot 4170, New Caledonia thru ReunionOBOCK, 1894, 50fr Red Violet & Green (64; Yvert 64). Original gum, large balance margins all around, brilliantly rich colors, Extremely Fine, a choice quality stamp, ex Gilbert, with 1988 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Yvert €1,200

E. 300-400
350
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4171
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Sale 1259, Lot 4171, New Caledonia thru ReunionOBOCK, 1892, 5c Black, Postage Due (J1; Yvert TT1). Original gum, large to full margins, sharp impression, a few trivial toned spots on reverse only (not mentioned on either certificate)

VERY FINE. THE KEY RARITY OF OBOCK. ONLY 25 WERE PRODUCED.

Signed A. Brun and Calves. With 1998 Behr and 2000 P.F. certificates. Scott $11,000.00. Yvert €14,500

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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4172
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Obock Unused Collection. First overprints complete less the 25c, Second overprints complete, all but three of the surcharged stamps, 1894 Pictorials to 10fr, Postage Dues complete less the rare No. J1 (which is offered separately), original gum, majority Very Fine, twelve certificates accompany, Scott over $7,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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4173
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Sale 1259, Lot 4173, New Caledonia thru ReunionREUNION, 1852, 30c Black on Blue, Type II, Vertical "X" in the Central Design (2; Yvert 2a). Unused, without gum as issued, large margins all around, highly detailed impression on fresh paper, sound in every regard

VERY FINE. A MARVELOUS UNUSED EXAMPLE OF REUNION 1852 30-CENTIME BLACK ON BLUE. AMONG THE FINEST OF THE FEW KNOWN. EVEN MORE RARE WITH THE YVERT LISTED VERTICAL X VARIETY.

In 1852, Reunion was supplied with their first adhesive stamps. They were General French Colonies issues that were given to all the Colonies of France. However there were no 15c or 30c stamps to fulfill the 30c and 45c rates. Because it would take a long time for any new stamps to reach Reunion, it was decided to print new stamps locally. This same phenomenon occurred on other isolated islands throughout the world, such as Hawaii, Mauritius and Fiji, where the local printers produced the first stamps of the country, using much more primitive methods than more prosperous countries that had been producing stamps for several years. These typographed stamps of Reunion were printed on very thin pelure paper that often had irregularities such as wood pulp inclusions and pinholes.

These stamps proved to be unpopular with the local population, primarily due to the fact that they were issued without gum. A small number were used and the remainders were eventually destroyed, leaving scant few unused available today. Due to the crude printing methods, nearly every example has a fault to some degree, with many possessing several faults and/or repairs. The Venn copy is clearly among the finest known. In addition, it is the "Vertical "X" in the Central Design" variety, the only variety Yvert lists on either of the first two Reunion stamps.

Signed Calves. With 2004 Sismondo and Calves certificates. Scott $39,000.00 (as the generic No. 2). Yvert €62,000. The basic Yvert No. 2 catalogues €46,000

E. 20,000-30,000
21,000
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4174
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Sale 1259, Lot 4174, New Caledonia thru ReunionREUNION, 1891, 75c Carmine Rose (27; Yvert 27). Original gum, well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, signed Calves and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $675.00, Yvert €825

E. 200-300
400
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4175
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Reunion Unused Collection. To about 1946, includes reprints of No. 1 and 2, catalogue values to $575.00 (Nos. 11 and 28), high degree of completion including Back-of-Book, original gum, largely Very Fine, four certificates accompany, Scott over $5,700.00

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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