Lot# 3716 - Sale #3006

  • Lot# : 3716 CUBA

    19th CENTURY SPANISH CUBA, A SPECIALIZED AND UNUSUAL COLLECTION. Mint and used with plenty of postmarks, errors and reference for comparison purposes, anachronistically ordered on old album pages. Some of the many good items noticed include a block of 4 of #3 with attractive strikes, 2 blocks of 10 of #81 mint, representing both shades, #70 used as a bisect on large piece with blue concentric circle Anguera Driggs Y ca, October 18 1877 cancel, 80c French Ceres head with octagonal Cuba cancel, US military in Santiago, #91 duo with red fancy cancel etc. Also seen further bisects with fancy cancels, certificados, as well as a set of 5 of the 1896 French volunteers in Cuba. The collection ends with an excellent range of reference tête-bêche blocks of #16 and #17 with 30 and 20 examples, then blocks of 10 of the 1877, 1878 and 1879 with the 5c, 10c and 12c denominations present, etc. A collection that gets better and better upon each close inspection, thoroughly recommended.
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 700 USD