Sale 1287 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 May, 2023

Category — Group Lots By Country or Area: Japan thru Yemen

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1656
 
Japan Accumulation. Mostly used assortment of hundreds, value in early issues, which have been carefully vetted for genuineness, some revenues, mixed condition

E. 400-500
800
1657
c
Japan Postcards. Several hundred, nearly all pre-WWII, most mint, wide variety with little duplication, myriad of subjects, includes real photos and hand painted, a few unusual uses among the used, slightly mixed condition, mainly Fine-Very Fine, our estimate is a tiny fraction of what these sell for individually

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/819567147

E. 300-400
450
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1658
og
Mongolia Diverse Balance. Strongest area is the 1926 Overprint issue, which has been carefully examined by an expert for genuineness, with catalogue values to about $400.00, also No. 2 block of eight with perf Obrasetz (Specimen), five revenue stamps used postally, and better later sets and singles, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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1659
 
Mongolia 1926 Bilingual "Postage" Overprint Forgery Accumulation. Over 600 forgeries of this dangerous issue (Scott 16-23), with material from the Mizuhara, Rosamond, and Clever collections, many mounted on exhibit pages, others sorted on stockpages, includes two covers, the most intriguing aspect is a specialized collection of the six "Bogus Town" postmarks (real towns in Mongolia that never had post offices), a useful reference group

E. 500-750
8,500
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1660
c
Mongolia Postcards. Group of 52 mint postcards, appears to be all different and nearly all multicolored, 32 are pre-WWII Mongolia, other 20 are Japanese Occupation of Inner Mongolia, with renditions by Japanese army staff artists, Fine-Very Fine, pre-WWII Mongolian postcards are seldom found in large groups

E. 500-750
550
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1661
 
Mongolia Revenue Lot. Over 100 of the First Issue, including seven different with Swastika perfin, and about 50 from later issues, including one document, mixed condition, an unusually large holding of these

E. 400-500
300
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1662
nh
Norfolk Islands Collection. To 2014 in two hingeless albums, complete per Scott including souvenir sheets, plus a few unlisted items, such as Nos. 1-4 on white paper, 1961 10sh Bird with Specimen overprint, 2001 Games set of two souvenir sheets, and 2003 Souvenir sheet with Hong Kong overprint, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/819562488

E. 500-750
325
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1663
nh
Norway Superb Quality Collection. In four hingeless album, actually starts with eleven used stamps from 1856-86, there are two unused stamps in this period - both Mint N.H. copy of No. 10, starting with the 1872 Skilling Post Horns, the collector focused in on fresh Mint Never-Hinged stamps, there are several stamps of the various Post Horn series, the Scott catalogue does not price the early issues in never-hinged condition, but in the Facit catalogue they are usually cataloguing at 5-10x the hinged price, the previous owner noted cost on some of these, and he often paid close to (or over) ten times the Scott price for hinged, the first set Scott prices Mint N.H. is the 1911-18 King Haakon set (which is in the collection), and from that point on it seems to be complete for Postage, Semi-Postal, Air Post, and Officials, with the 1910, 1926, and all later definitive sets, which are particularly difficult to assemble Mint N.H., some Postage Dues, a few non-Scott items such as the Blue-Green returned letter stamp and the 1964 Lottery stamp (both A and B), modern issues go right up to 2019 and include booklets (both regular issue and tourist), as mentioned the condition is excellent, the early stamps being purchased one at a time from reputable sources, and the last forty years or so from a new issue service, Very Fine collection

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/819568849

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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1664
c
Norway World War II Collection. Many dozens of items in two albums, mostly covers or ephemera, concerns the period of Nazi occupation, some philatelic material such as first day covers from 1941-45, but the most interesting covers are commercial, with various censor or other markings, German Feldpost and other military mail, some better with the "V" Overprint stamps, propaganda covers, some from the exiled government, the ephemera is also quite interesting, with several leaflets dropped by the allies, one of which is a large size intact leaflet in orange (these large-size example are rarely seen fully intact), also some Christmas Seal proofs, a few essays, and more, an excellent representation of Norwegian philately during World War II

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1665
c
Oman - The Balance of the Alan Triggle Exhibit of Muscat. Over 100 covers neatly written up on informative exhibit pages, covering the hundred year period of 1870s-1970s, begins with India used in Muscat with various cancels including the barred "309" and "K-4" duplex cancels, then thru the Great Britain overprinted for Eastern Arabia and just touching into the Oman issues of the 1960s onwards, few incoming covers but mostly outgoing from Muscat and mostly commercial in nature, even a couple of telegrams, we notice a wide range of uses such as official, air post, registered, postage dues, and more, condition mostly Fine-Very Fine, a exciting offering from which to continue building an important Muscat collection, from the Magnolia collection

E. 2,000-3,000
11,000
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1666
c
Oman - Muscat Postal History. Just over 40 covers from the 1880s-1950s, few just later, mostly from Muscat but some incoming mail too, with India used in Muscat including the "K-4" duplex, mostly commercial uses, we notice registered, air post, censored military, and even two East India "On Postal Service" postal cards, some slightly mixed condition but mostly Fine-Very Fine, from the Magnolia collection

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1667
c
Palestine Group of Covers Used from Syria. Nineteen covers, all using the 1918 Issue including values of 2m, 4m-5m, and 1pi used from towns such as Homs, Aleppo, and Damascus, various uses such as F.P.O. cancels, registered, and censored to destinations such as France, Switzerland, Egypt, United States, and Great Britain, mostly Fine-Very Fine, from the Magnolia collection

E. 400-500
1,900
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1668
og
Paraguay Mostly Unused Collection. To 2017 in fifteen binders, a few early used including Nos. 1-3, later 19th century, the 20th century is very well-filled with Mint N.H. sets, and the post-war issues appear to be complete including souvenir sheets, largely Fine-Very Fine, a decent collection for someone wanting a good start on collecting Paraguay

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/819630715

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1669
nh
Pitcairn Islands Collection. Three hingeless albums, two represent a complete run of stamps and souvenir sheets through 2017, with a few extras, such a a second 1948-49 Silver Wedding set in used condition, third album is a nice run of gutter pairs starting in 1968, Mint N.H., Very Fine

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/819561080

E. 500-750
450
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1670
og
South Africa Officials Specialized Lot. A few hundred unused items, from bilingual pairs to large multiples, with varieties galore, mainly overprint varieties, but also watermark, shade and others, many of which are listed in the South African Stamps Catalogue, also many positional blocks, all with original gum, many Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, a gold mine for the specialist, SASC value is about ZAR 390,000

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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1671
c
Syria - Ottoman Impressive Postal History Collection. Over 90 items neatly mounted on typed and informative pages, begins with a few early covers including 1586 Aleppo to France, two 1677 from Aleppo to England, and 1685 Aleppo to Italy, numerous scarce to very rare cancels to about 1920, we notice (Cole/Walker), Aleppo Ty. 1, two covers (rarity 20), Ty. 3 (rarity 25), Ty. 8 (rarity 20), Deir ez Zor Ty. 119 (rarity 25), Dera Ty. 50 (rarity 20), plus numerous unlisted items which are clearly identified on the pages, we notice the Damas-Hama Bur. Ambulant traveling post office strike, few incoming covers, Ottoman first issue with Battal cancels, bisects, and even remarkable destinations such as Aden, Belgian Congo, German East Africa, Morocco, Singapore, and South Africa, much is Fine-Very Fine, close inspection is highly encouraged, from the Magnolia collection

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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1672
c
Syria - Ottoman Postal History Collection. Over 170 covers neatly mounted on typed pages, plus numerous stamps and pieces scattered throughout, strong focus and study around the cancellations of Aleppo and Damascus, including some rare strikes per Cole/Walker such as Aleppo Ty. 1, two examples (rarity 20), Ty. 8 in violet, two covers and two singles (rarity 20), Damascus with Ty. 30 in blue (rarity 20), Ty. 43 (rarity 25), and even the Hama-Damas Bur. Ambulant, plus coverage of other areas such as Homs, Harim, Latakia, Dera, and others, some of which we also notice have scarce cancels, much is Fine-Very Fine, from the Magnolia collection

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E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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1673
c
Syria - Ottoman Period Postal History Collection. About 125 covers neatly mounted on informative pages from 1670s to around 1920s, includes two very early covers from 1675 from Aleppo to London and 1676/77 from Aleppo to Litchfield (Staffordshire), numerous stampless or stamped covers with a variety of uses such as registered, censored, bisects, and more, we notice strong areas of Damascus and Aleppo, some rare strikes including (Cole/Walker) Aleppo C/W Ty. 1, four examples (rarity 20), Ty. 8, two examples) (rarity 20), Damascus Ty. 30 in Blue (rarity 20), Ty. 43, Babtoma (rarity 25), Homs Ty. 73 (rarity 20), among many others, much is Fine-Very Fine, worthy of close inspection for those who specialize in Ottoman period cancels, from the Magnolia collection

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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1674
c
Syria - Ottoman Postal History Group. Over 80 covers neatly mounted on homemade pages, mostly outgoing but a few incoming and even some Lebanon including uses from Beirut and Bakah and even a couple Austrian Post Offices in Beirut, focus mainly around Aleppo and Damascus with some better markings noticed, including quite a few with rarity 20 in Cole/Walker, also includes a 1919 letter and card signed by Rida Pasha-al-Rikabi (1864-1943) who became the first Prime Minister of Syria (on autograph dealer Bray card), some slightly mixed condition but much is Fine-Very Fine, from the Magnolia collection

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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1675
c
Syria - WWI Field Post Offices Postal History. 20 covers or cards on handwritten pages, both British and a few German, includes strikes of 17 (Aleppo), 49, 54 (Damascus), 331 (Baalbek), C 13 (Aleppo), DC 4 (Beirut), DC 5 (Aleppo), HM (Desert Mounted Corps in Homs), SZ 37 (Tripoli), plus four German military covers from Aleppo and Damascus, mostly Fine-Very Fine, from the Magnolia collection

E. 400-500
900
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1676
c
Syria - French Mandate Period Collection, 1919-1930s. Over 120 covers neatly mounted and written up on pages, specialized offering of Aleppo and Damascus with a variety of cancels, also with Hama, Homs, Djeble, and Latakia, we notice values up to the higher piastre denominations, plus better Traveling Post Office (T.P.O.) cancels, the 1921 Rosette overprint, and even a 1921 air post cover with Syria Nos. C1-2 (block of six of 1pi on 5c), also a group of covers from Alaouites and Alexandrette with different cancels and uses, mostly Fine-Very Fine, from the Magnolia collection

E. 2,000-3,000
8,000
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1677
og
Tonga Collection. 1886-2015, in seven Palo hingeless album, useful smattering of 19th century, including No. 36a (SG 36B), 20th century with a high degree of completion, lacking some of the 2002-08 Surcharges and just a few others for completion, but does have some of the surcharges, including No. 1149 on cover (Scott $900.00), includes the Air Post Special Delivery stamps and other Back-of-Book, also a complete run of Niuafo'ou, some of the earliest are hinged or with slightly tropicalized original gum, after that is is almost exclusively Mint N.H. (or without gum as issued), Fine-Very Fine

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E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1678
c
Turkey - Ottoman Period "Lost Territories" of the Middle East Postal History Collection. Over 130 covers from the 1860s to about 1920s, each cover neatly mounted and written up on informative pages covering the entire Middle East, strong variety of scare to very rare cancellations (Cole/Walker) such as Syria with Suveida Ty. 103 (rarity 20), Idlib Ty. 109 (rarity 20), Deir ez Zor Ty. 119 (rarity 25), Homs Ty. 73 (rarity 20), Salhad Ty. 102 (rarity 20), Libya with Masrata Ty. 8 (rarity 25), Lebanon with Hos-el-Zerena unrecorded (two known), Souk al Garb Ty. 120 (rarity 20), Beskinta Ty. 79 (rarity 25), plus early Battal covers, Palestine with Nasrie Ty. 77 (rarity 20) and Bethlehem Ty. 112 (rarity 25), Saudi Arabia, and some Iraq, mostly Fine-Very Fine, an exceptional offering of these scarce cancels on cover, from the Magnolia collection

E. 4,000-5,000
26,000
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1679
 
Turkey Mostly Unused Collection. 1863-1922, Ottoman Empire issues on album pages, nice run of 19th and 20th Century, with a few varieties included, lacking the rarest stamps, otherwise quite well-filled, including sets and overprints of the early 20th Century, Back-of-Book, elusive Turkey in Asia (Anatolia), and some Eastern Rumelia, vast majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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1680
c
Yemen Postal History Collection Balance. Impressive group of over 60 covers plus some proofs, spanning the Ottoman period from the 1870s thru Independence and into the 1970s, we notice numerous better items including 1878 unpaid cover to Bombay (ex "Pearls of Arabia"), 1887 5pi on registered cover to Bombay, 1892 10pa block on cover to Jeddah (only recorded block on cover), 1896 1pi postal card to Zanzibar, 1900 20pa pair from Camaran to Rome, 1937 cover from Royal Family to King Edward VIII, 1963 10b Civil War Overprint to Jeddah, and more, plus a few rare cancels such as Salif, Camaran, and Lahie in Blue, proofs include a few South Arabia proofs and essays, some mixed condition but much is Fine or better, worthy of close inspection, from the Magnolia collection

E. 1,500-2,000
6,250
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