Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Poland thru United States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5025
 
Sale 1259, Lot 5025, Poland thru United StatesPOLAND, Gross-Born P.O.W. Camp, 1944 Olympic Souvenir Sheet of Three. With complete strikes of all three special cancels at bottom, Very Fine, signed Schmutz, accompanied by the set of three stamps

E. 400-500
0
5026
 
Sale 1259, Lot 5026, Poland thru United StatesPOLAND, Gross-Born P.O.W. Camp, 1944 Olympic Souvenir Sheet of Three. With all three special cancels at bottom, Very Fine, with 1998 Kronenberg certificate

E. 300-400
150
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5027
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Sale 1259, Lot 5027, Poland thru United StatesPORTUGUESE COLONIES, 1940 New York Exposition Overprints, Air Post. Complete set of the eight different colonies including Angola, Cape Verde, Macao, Mozambique, Portuguese Guinea and India, St. Thomas, and Timor, each Mint N.H. and well-centered, Very Fine and surprisingly challenging set which is footnoted in Scott after this issue, each signed Kessler, Scott $1,365.00

E. 400-500
425
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5028
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Sale 1259, Lot 5028, Poland thru United StatesPORTUGUESE INDIA, 1940, 4-1/2t Ultramarine, New York Exposition Overprint, Air Post, Black Overprint (C4 Footnote var). Mint N.H., precise centering, fresh and Very Fine, a major Air Post rarity with only 25 examples printed in Black versus Red, signed Sanabria

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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5029
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Sale 1259, Lot 5029, Poland thru United StatesROMANIA, 1906, 5b-3l General Exposition (196-206; Michel 197-207). Mint N.H. blocks of four, exceptionally fresh throughout, 15b with many separated perfs horizontally, Fine-Very Fine, not an easy set to find in Mint N.H. blocks, top three values signed Georg Buhler, catalogue values are as hinged singles, Scott $879.00, Michel €1,080

E. 400-500
1,100
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5030
 
Sale 1259, Lot 5030, Poland thru United StatesROMANIA, King Carol II Signed Bid Sheet. 1939 bid sheet for a Eugene Klein sale, ms. H. M. the King of Romania Royal Palace Bucuresti and signed Carol, with three bids made, accompanied by a registered cover with Klein's return address that contained the bid sheet, Fine, probably one of the few remaining bid sheets from King Carol, who was an avid stamp collector

E. 150-200
2,100
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5031
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Sale 1259, Lot 5031, Poland thru United StatesFRANZ JOSEF LAND, 1895, Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition. Violet straightline handstamp, with matching photographic vignette of the ship, on cover to London, privately carried outside the mails, cover with vertical file fold and other minor wear, Fine appearance, an interesting piece of Arctic Exploration history from the expedition that rescued Nansen, only 100 of the vignettes were printed, through it is believed only a handful still survive on cover

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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5032
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Sale 1259, Lot 5032, Poland thru United StatesRUSSIA, 1930, 40k-80k Graf Zeppelin, Imperforate (C12b-C13b; Zagorsky 0256-0257). Original gum, relatively lightly hinged, mostly large margins all around, fresh colors, Very Fine, each with "CCCP" backstamp, Scott $3,300.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

Sale 1259, Lot 5032, Poland thru United States
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E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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5033
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Sale 1259, Lot 5033, Poland thru United StatesRUSSIA, 1935, 1k-50k Chelyuskin Air Post (C58-C67; Zagorsky 392-401). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold colors, 30k slight gum bend and 50k with some offset on gum, still Very Fine set, Scott $1,032.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 300-400
375
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5034
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Sale 1259, Lot 5034, Poland thru United StatesRUSSIA, 1935, 1r on 10k Dark Brown, Air Post (C68; Zagorsky 420). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich colors, Very Fine, Soviet Philatelic Association backstamp, Scott $500.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
225
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5035
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Sale 1259, Lot 5035, Poland thru United StatesRUSSIA, 1922, 12m on 2.25r to 600m on 3r Consular Air Post (CO1-CO4; Zagorsky SI5-SI8). Mint N.H., each example well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine group, No. CO1 with "CCCP" backstamp, No. CO4 signed Bloch and Soviet Philatelic Association, Scott $1,200.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 300-400
425
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5036
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Sale 1259, Lot 5036, Poland thru United StatesRUSSIA, 1922, 1,200m on 10k Consular Air Post (CO5; Zagorksy SI9). Mint N.H., excellent centering with wide margins, bold colors, Very Fine and choice, a scarce stamp, especially in Mint N.H. condition, with "CCCP" backstamp and signed Buchsbayew, Scott $1,500.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 400-500
525
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5037
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Sale 1259, Lot 5037, Poland thru United StatesRUSSIA, 1922, 1,200m on 2.25r Consular Air Post (CO7; Zagorksy SI11). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, fresh and Very Fine, a rarely offered stamp, signed "Dr. P. Gem" and Soviet Philatelic Association, Scott $1,950.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 500-750
800
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5038
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Sale 1259, Lot 5038, Poland thru United StatesRUSSIA, 1922, 1,200m on 3r Consular Air Post (CO8; Zagorsky SI12). Mint N.H., remarkably well-centered, bright fresh colors, some minor overprint ink offset on reverse, Very Fine and choice, a rarely encountered Consular Air Post stamp, especially in Mint N.H. condition, signed Richter and A. Brun, Scott $3,500.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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5039
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Sale 1259, Lot 5039, Poland thru United StatesSALVADOR, 1929, 20c Deep Green, Air Post, Red Overprint (C1a). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold color, Very Fine, rare with only 100 printed with the Red Overprint, signed Rendon and with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott 850.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 300-400
275
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5040
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Sale 1259, Lot 5040, Poland thru United StatesSALVADOR, 1929, 20c Deep Green, Air Post, Red Overprint (C1a). Original gum, minor h.r., rich color, Fine, a rare and undervalued AIr Post stamp with only 100 issued, signed Kessler, Scott $850.00

E. 300-400
250
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5041
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Sale 1259, Lot 5041, Poland thru United StatesSALVADOR, 1930, 25c Brown Violet, Air Post, Imperforate (C17b). Mint N.H. block of four with sheet margin at right, fresh color, minor wrinkling and horizontal crease thru top pair, Very Fine appearance, a rare imperforate block, each stamp signed Kessler, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 200-300
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5042
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Sale 1259, Lot 5042, Poland thru United StatesSOMALIA, 1934, 25l + 2l Servizio di Stato Air Post Official (CO1; Sassone SA2). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich colors, well-centered, Very Fine example of this scarce Air Post Official, with 1998 Biondi certificate, Scott $1,600.00, Sassone €3,250, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 500-750
600
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5043
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Sale 1259, Lot 5043, Poland thru United StatesSWEDEN, 1920, 20o on 2o Orange, Air Post, Watermark Crown (C4; Facit 137vm). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant shade on bright paper, well-centered, Very Fine, only one sheet of 100 stamps was printed with the Crown Watermark, signed Wennberg, with 1987 A.P.S. and 1987 Pollak certificates, Scott $2,750.00, Facit SK 26,000, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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5044
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Sale 1259, Lot 5044, Poland thru United StatesTURKEY, Used in Lebanon, 1881, 1pi Black & Blue, "Piastre" (63). Tied by Zahle May 25, 1887 double-circle datestamp on cover addressed to passenger aboard the S.S. Massillia in Malta, then forwarded by Turnbull & Sommerville with violet handstamp on reverse to Sydney, Australia, "T" in box handstamp and manuscript "11d" due marking, Malta transit datestamp, cover with some slight soiling and some toning affecting stamp, still Fine, an exceptional use with the rare Zahle (Lebanon) cancel to Australia, where it was charged postage due since Australia was not a U.P.U. member at the time

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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5045
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Sale 1259, Lot 5045, Poland thru United StatesUNITED STATES, 1930, 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering on each example, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott $1,080.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 750-1,000
700
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