Sale 3022 - Session 2 - British Commonwealth and Foreign Stamps and Covers; United States Postal History
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  • Lot# : 2502 Austria

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    1902/04 Paquebot Covers, two non-philatelic paquebot items cancelled on arrival at Fiume, Hungary, mailed on board Austrian Lloyd ships docked at Cattaro and Zara, Croatia, with Austrian frankings, including a 5h on ppc and 10h on cover.; scarce and Very Fine
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 50 USD

    Lot# : 2503 Austria

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    Catalog# : 128-44
    128-44, 1910 1h-10k Birthday Jubilee, complete set spread ove five postal cards with exch stamp tied by a Salzburg 18.VIII.10 date of issue favor cancel, four of the cards with bit of glue and paper adherence at bottom left corner, fresh and F-VF
    Start Price : 1,100 USD
    Current Opening : 1,100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2504 Austria

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    Catalog# : 380
    380, 1936 10s Dolfuss, very lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $725)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 190 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 2505 Austria

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    Catalog# : 405/B276
    405/B276, 1945/95 Issues Assortment, eight sets in "102" cards, incl 405-23 mint, 428-31 mint, 1605-08 NH, B245-51 mint, B260-67 used, B269-71 used, B273-76 used, F-VF (Scott $505)
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 55 USD

    Lot# : 2506 Austria

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    1946 Registered Censored Cover from EBENSEE Jewish Concentration Camp, sent by a Polish/Russian Jew, Skurnik Mendel, to New Jersey, USA, franked with a 25g and six 70g Austrian stamps; typical wear, Fine and scarce use; this camp was managed by UNRRA (United National Relief & Rehabilitation Administration).
    Start Price : 70 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2507 Austria

    1949/57 FDC Assortment, 58 cacheted FDC and highly complete for period for commems, charity and airmail issues, F-VF (Mi about EUR1,550)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2508 Austria

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    Catalog# : B110
    B110, 1933 50gr WIPA, top margin single tied on registered cover to Wien by boxed "WIPA 1933 KONGRESSHAUS" date of issue cancel with accompanying registry label, Very Fine (Mi 555 A, EUR300)
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2509 Austria "Lloyd" Covers and Cancels

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    Austrian Lloyd Ship Cancels on Picture Postcards, three cards; "VAPORE / DALLA DALMAZIA ED ISTRIA", used on arrival at Triest, and two tpo cancels, "CATTARO-TRIESTE 2", and "CATTARO-TRIESTE 3". Post card views Cattaro, Views of Grado, Perasto and Risano. F-VF
    Start Price : 70 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2510 Austrian Offices in Turkish Empire

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    Austrian Levant, 3 Postal Cards 1898 20 para / 5 kr postal card sent from Constantinople to Belgium; 1906 20 para / 10h UPU used postal card from TRAPEZUNT, Turkey to Germany; also scarce 20 para / 10h UPU Message part of Reply Card from Salonika, Greece with scarce Branch Office cancel of Uskub, Kosovo with clear SALONICH Ü cancel, used to Italy, F-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2511 Lombardy-Venetia

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    Catalog# : 3a
    3a, 1850 10c Grey black, wide balanced margins, very Fine and choice (Scott $175)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2512 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1850 Issue Covers Selection, three 1850 issue covers, 15c pair HP Type IIb on 1857 folded letter from Verona to Venice; 30c, HP Type I, red brown shade on 1851 folded letter from Verona to Venice; and 45c HP, Type III used on 1856 cover from Milano to Valdobbiadene; stamps excellent margins, covers with very clear cancels, F-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2513 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1858 Issue Covers Selection, four 1858 issue covers, all with Type I stamps; 5 soldi with Isola della Scala script cancel; 5 soldi with Bergamo cancel; 10 soldi with Milano cancel; and 5 soldi + 10 soldi combination from Milano to Udine, F-VF (Ferchenbauer EUR450)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2514 Lombardy-Venetia

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    Catalog# : 20
    20, 1865 2s Yellow, particularly well centered, neat corner cds, Very Fine and choice (Scott $900)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2515 Azores

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    Catalog# : 28/43
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    28/43, 1871/82 Issues Selection, eleven singles incl Used 28, assorted shades of the 1880/82 25r, 38, 42, Mint 31 (ISPP cert), 40, generally fresh and F-VF
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 55 USD
    Hammer price : 55 USD

    Lot# : 2516 Belgian Congo

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    Catalog# : 10
    10, 1894 50c Grey, bottom left corner margin block of 15, o.g., NH, fresh and VG-VF (Scott $195 as singles)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 140 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 2517 Belgium

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    Catalog# : 435?Q30
    435/Q30, 1902/60 Issues Assortment, 19 mostly post 1950s sets and singles, 435-45 (less #439) used, others mint incl 463 NH, B468-76, B480-84, B495-97, B498-502, B503-10, (2), B551-54 NH, B561-66, B579-85, with a bonus of Belgian Congo 173-83 NH, F-VF (Scott $1,399)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2518 Belgium

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    Catalog# : B48-50
    B48-50, 1920 Antwerp Olympics, "SPECIMEN" overprint and security punch, blocks of four, NH, 15c Extremely Fine, others VG-Fine, a scarce and desirable Olympics topical
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 2519 Belgium

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    Catalog# : B466A-B
    B466A-B, 1949 Art S/S, PO fresh with pristine unblemished o.g., NH, Very Fine and choice (Scott $400; Officiel BL27-28, EUR380)
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 60 USD

    Lot# : 2520 Bolivia

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    Telegraph; Hiscocks 4, 1906 10c Blue, Large die proof in issued color (128x107mm) mounted on 228x152mm card, fresh and Very Fine
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2521 Brazil

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    1880 (Circa), 1000r Dom Padro, Trial Color Essays, same unadopted design in four different colors, all die sunk on 3¾x5½" card, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 60 USD

    Lot# : 2522 Brazil

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    Catalog# : 713-14 var
    713-14 var., 1951 "Exposicao Filatelica Regional Distrito Federal" overprints, blocks of four, NH, 3.80cr couple gum tone spots, F-VF and scarce unused with just 530 sets available, 3.60cr signed Kessler
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2523 Chile

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    "BALPARAISO," straight line in red in somewhat worn state, nice strike on undated lettersheet to Santiago, rated "1" real, very fine
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2524 Chile

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    "UALDIUIA," straight line in red clear on cover front to the postal administrator at Santiago, rated "8" reales, Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 2525 Chile

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    "CHILE" Red handstamp (Santiago) on 1817 letter, to Captain Rufus Coffin on board the 'Enterprise of Philadelphia' at Valparaiso; interesting contents about a cargo of muskets and gun powder which the colonial government was intending to purchase; nicely written up on exhibit page, vertical creases but still Fine and attractive, interesting letter during the War of Independence
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2526 Chile

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    1831 Lettersheet to Providence, RI, dated "Valp Aug. 19.1831" and endorsed on front "Augusta" to Providence, Rhode Island, showing on front red "SHIP" and "SALEM JAN. 13", taxed "12" cents (2 cent ship letter + 10 cent US inland postage); a Fine and scarce Whaling mail item
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2527 Chile

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    "PAID AT VALPARAISO," crowned circle, clear strike on entire letter with reverse side "VALPARAISO FE 15 1855" to New York and front side "STEAMSHIP 20", rated in red crayon "1/-", Very Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2528 Chile

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    1861 "CONSULATE U.S.A. VALPARAISO" Handstamp, superb strike on front of entire letter from Valparaiso to New York, showing on front "STEAMSHIP 10"; 2 filing creases not disturbing the overall appearance; Fine and scarce forwarded letter
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 170 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 2529 Chile

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    1864 Letter from Isla La Mocha to Nantucket, MA, from the correspondence of Captain Edward Coffin, endorsed "Mocha August 23 1864" addressed to his wife at Nantucket, Massachusetts, showing on front clear blue seal "CONSULATE U.S.A. VALPARAISO" and "STEAMSHIP 20"; nicely written up on exhibit page, Very Fine, a very scarce forwarded cover
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2530 Chile

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    1884 Cover from England to British Consul at Valparaiso, franked with GB 4d pl.18, to a member of 'HMS Swiftsure' c/o British Consul at Valparaiso and forwarded with violet "BRITISH CONSULATE VALPARAISO" to Callao with transit and arrival marks on reverse, written up on exhibit page, Very Fine, an attractive cover
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 2531 Chile

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    1884/92 Underpaid mail w/ "Multada" handstamps, 5 insufficiently franked or unfranked covers w/ 4c (2) and 10c (3) Multada handstamps (as well a several pieces), incl. unaccepted bisect, unpaid letter from Antwerp placed in the mails in Chile, etc., generally F-VF, a scarce and interesting group
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2532 Chile

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    1839 Lettersheet to Chilean Envoy at Paris, with blue cds. "PARIS .. JUIN 39" addressed to the Chilean Envoy at Paris, at that time residing at London, rated in France with "20" decimes, and in England "2/6"; a Very Fine early cover
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2533 Chile

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    1862 20c Orange, Imperforate proof, block of eight on ungummed watermarked paper, nicely margined, Very Fine
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2534 Chile

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    13var, 1910 Hahn Reprints of 1862 20c London printing, collection on 4 exhibition pages with a total of 76 stamps including 2 overprint strips of 3, 6 blocks of 4 in different colors, block of 6 and block of 25; a Fine and interesting grouprn
    Start Price : 450 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2535 Chile

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    Catalog# : 15
    15/17P, 1867 1c/5c American Banknote Issue, composite die proof of 1c and 5c printed in black on sunken card; dies numbers 323A and 323B, Very Fine and rare, ex-Dr. Siebel
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD

    Lot# : 2536 Chile

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    15/19, 1867 1c/20c American Banknote Issue, mint group of 45 stamps incl. 1c (block of 9, pair, 2 singles), 2c (block of 9, pair, 2 singles), 5c (4 singles), 10c (strip of 4, 2 pairs, 4 singles), and 20c (5 singles), most with o.g., some hinge remnants, F-VF, an attractive accumulation (Scott $3,390 as singles)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2537 Chile

    15/19, 1867 1c/20c American Banknote Issue, 18 covers and fronts, interesting items, including front to Italy with Italian postage due, covers to England, Peru, Argentina etc., most written up on exhibition pages, generally Very Fine with many attractive covers
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 2538 Chile

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    15/19, 1867 1c/20c American Banknote Issue, group of four fiscal documents incl. 1c solo, 2c strip of three, 20c solo, and 3-color franking (2c, 10c, and 20c x2), nicely written up on exhibit pages, attractive and scarce, Very Fine
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2539 Chile

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    Catalog# : 17
    17, 1867 5c Red, two singles tied by cork cancel to lettersheet from Valparaiso 1868 without dispatch mark to Arequipa, Peru with arrival mark of October 23; a Fine cover
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2540 Chile

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    Catalog# : 20
    20-24, 1877 1c-20c Rouletted banknote issue, imperforate plate proofs in issued colours, some minor thins, still Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 220 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2541 Chile

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    Catalog# : 34
    34P, 1878 50c Lilac, imperforate plate proof in issued colour, block of 4 with parts of ABNCo imprint at top and left, on India paper; some minor thins, still Very Fine, a scarce block
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2542 Chile

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    Catalog# : 29
    29P, 1885 10c Blue, plate proof in unissued color, on India paper, left margin block of 8, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 220 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2543 Chile

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    "VALPARAISO / REZAGOS (REBUTS)" cds. on postal stationery, 5c stamped envlope and 20c registered stamped envelope (Waterlow), each with clear "16.V.90" strike of this rare marking of which no examples on posted mail are recorded, device intended to be used on mail refused by the addressee, written up on exhibit page, Very Fine, a rare pair of items
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2544 Chile

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    Catalog# : 37
    37-38S, 1894 1c-2c Redrawn type of 1881, each value in block of 4 with different "SPECIMEN" overprints, 2c with additional punch holes, also both values in mint horizontal blocks of 10 from the ABNCo archives, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2545 Chile

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    Catalog# : 38
    38S, 1894 2c Carmine Redrawn type of 1881, sheet of 100 stamps, punched and gummed (few with gum disturbances), without "SPECIMEN", from the ABNCo archives; one stamp missing corner, otherwise Very Fine
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2546 Chile

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    Catalog# : 38
    38P, 1894 2c Carmine Redrawn type of 1881, sunken die proof (slightly reduced) mounted on larger presentation card, die no. 25276, from the ABNCo archives, Very Fine
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 2547 Chile

    68/77, 1905 1c/50c "Bronze Peso" Issue, 26 covers and cards including mail to Norway, Java, Constantinople and India, several registered items, postal stationery items with additional franking, etc., note scarce 30c on cover, additionally two covers with #80 (1910 10c on 1p), all neatly written up on exhibit pages, generally F-VF, an attractive group
    Start Price : 220 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2548 Chile

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    83-97, 1c-10p 1910 Independence Centenary Issue, complete set mint (hinged to black backing paper), also incl. 5c margin pair w/ plate no. and 2p block of 4, F-VF, an attractive set
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 60 USD

    Lot# : 2549 Chile

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    Catalog# : 86
    86P, 1910 5c Deep blue, plate proof of the frame only in vertical pair on card, Very Fine, an attractive item
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2550 Chile

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    Catalog# : AR1
    AR1-5, 1880/91 1c-20c Revenue stamps, small collection on exhibit pages with 30 stamps (some on piece or in multiples) and 9 covers (including 2 registered covers), all used as postage stamps, generally F-VF, a scarce and interesting group
    Start Price : 450 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2551 Chile

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    AR6P, 1883 2c Brown, die proof in issued color on sunken card, with initials of Theodor Hart Freeland and dated "30th May 83", unique (Hiscocks 1)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2552 Chile

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    AR7P, 1883 10c Olive green, sunken die proof on India, mounted on card with initials of Theodor Hart Freeland, dated "30 may 83", unique (Hiscocks 2)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2553 Chile

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    AR7, 1883 10c Olive green, tied by "ARICA 30 JUN 91" cds. to bank cover (originally from Tacna) to London with arrival marking September 21; Very Fine, a scarce usage abroad
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2554 Chile

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    AR7, 1883 10c Olive green, tied to commercial envelope from Iquique 1891 via France to Germany with transit and arrival marks, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2555 Chile

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    Catalog# : AR7-9
    AR7-9, 1883 10c-1p Telegraph stamps, 10c, 20c, and 1p stamps tied by "IQUIQUE 12 JUL 91" cds on cover to Valparaiso w/ arrival mark, cover has been opened but still displays very nicely, 1p w/ pulled perf, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely attractive and scarce cover, 2004 RPSL certificate
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 2556 Chile

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    AR8P, 1883 20c Brown, die proof in unissued color on India, fixed on sunken card with initials of Theodor Hart Freeland and dated "25 May", unique (Hiscocks 3)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2557 Chile

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    Catalog# : AR8
    AR8, 1883 20c Blue, two singles tied by clear "IQUIQUE 4 SET 91" to large envelope to Santiago w/ arrival marks, small damage from opening, vertical creases, still Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2558 Chile

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    AR9P, 1883 1p Deep brown, sunken die proof on India, fixed on card, initials of Theodor Hart Freeland and dated "30th May 83", unique (Hiscocks 4)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2559 Chile

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    J20, 1895 2c Red on yellow, on two different 1c postal cards, each tied by different "MULTADA" handstamp, both from Valparaiso to Santiago, one a little stained but still F-VF, an attractive pair of items
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2560 Chile

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    O21, 1926 1p Green & black, tied to large size wrapper from the National Library at Santiago, sent locally, vertical crease, still a Fine and scarce single franking
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2561 Chile

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    HG N19, 1931 $1.50 on $3.50 Orange Parcel postcard, used without additional franking from "SANTIAGO 25 ENE 31" to Requinoa with arrival mark on front, light crease and usual pinholes, Very Fine, a very scarce card (Edifil DE17)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2562 Chile

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    HG N28/30, 1943 $1.50-$3 "Lastra" Parcel post cards, Smaller size, both values, each with additional franking on reverse ($3 with additional $27); $1.50 with punch holes, $3 pinhole affecting one $5 stamp, still Fine, a scarce set (Edifil DE25-26)
    Start Price : 110 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2563 Chile

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    Hiscocks 5-6P, 1883 5p-10p, composite die proof 5 pesos Red and 10 pesos Dark green on India, fixed on card (tear at left not affecting the design), initials of Theodor Hart Freeland and dated "30 May 83", one of 2 recorded and extremely attractive (unlisted in Scott)
    Start Price : 220 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2564 China 1878-1949

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    Catalog# : 78
    78, 1897 1c Red Revenue, very fresh, o.g., couple thins, Fine. (Scott $525),
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2565 China 1878-1949

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    78-80, 1897 1c, 2c Red Revenues, 78 mint and used, 79-80 part o.g., each with faults to varying degrees, VG-VF (Scott $2,325)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 525 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 2566 China 1878-1949

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    1900 Registered Postal Card Shanghai to Germany, 1c ICP card uprated with ½c/5c CIP issues plus French Offices in China 10c, 25c Overprints, array of postmarks and registry handstamps incl Shanghai, Tientsin, French transit and finally a Glatz 4.5.00 arrival postmark (town in present day Poland), Very Fine and colorful
    Start Price : 1,250 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250 USD
    Hammer price : 1,250 USD

    Lot# : 2567 China 1878-1949

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    1945 Airmail Censored, CHUNGKING to Chinese Military Officer in USA, very interesting WW II cover franked with $20 Imperf + $2 Sun Yat-Sen, sent to Lt Ming Jen, 303A, attached to the Chinese Air Force Detachment in training at the Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) in California; forwarded to Scott Field, IL.; censored in transit at Calcutta, India (DHF/6); in September 1943, the SAAAB began to train Chinese Air Force officers to fly in WWII missions in Far East; also includes photograph of Lt Ming Jen.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2568 Peoples Republic of China - Liberated Areas

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    East China, North Anwhei, Yang EC475, 475a, 1949 $3 Dark brown, vertical block of 40 with the ten central horiz pairs tete-beche, without gum as issued, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 2569 Peoples Republic of China - Liberated Areas

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    East China, North Anwhei, Yang EC480, 480a, 1949 $90 on $3 Dark brown, Hofei surcharge, vertical block of 40 with the ten central horiz pairs tete-beche, without gum as issued, Very Fine
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 2570 Peoples Republic of China - Liberated Areas

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    East China, North Anwhei, Yang EC481, 481a, 1949 $150 on $5 Dark blue, Hofei surcharge, vertical block of 40 with the ten central horiz pairs tete-beche, without gum as issued, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 2571 Peoples Republic of China - Liberated Areas

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    East China, North Anwhei, Yang EC482, 482a, 1949 $1000 on $3 Dark blue, Hofei surcharge, vertical block of 40 with the ten central horiz pairs tete-beche, without gum as issued, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 180 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD

    Lot# : 2572 Peoples Republic of China

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    950-51, 953, 966, 1967 Commems, 950 cto, tiny edge break; 951 NH and cto; 953 NH; 966 NH, bit of gum toning; mostly F-VF (Scott $845)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2573 Peoples Republic of China

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    Catalog# : 1540
    1540, 1979 $2 Rose Souviner Sheet, NH, Very Fine. (Scott $240).
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 2574 Peoples Republic of China

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    Catalog# : 1586
    1586, 1980 8f Year of the Monkey with Bonus, NH, tiny bits of black offset on gum as normal, Very Fine, bonus of all the succeeding New Year's issues through 1991 (Scott $1,880)
    Start Price : 1,400 USD
    Current Opening : 1,900 USD
    Hammer price : 1,900 USD

    Lot# : 2575 Crete

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1898 20pa Violet, HERAKLION staight-line cancel, clear to large margins, Very Fine (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 70 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : 70 USD

    Lot# : 2576 Crete

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    Catalog# : 74P
    74P-82P, 1905 2l-5d on Proof Card, complete set printed directly on card, Bradbury, Wilkerson & Co. imprint, with gilded edges, backstamped "L' Inspecteur des Postes" and signed, Very Fine, most probably quite scarce.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 170 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2577 Crete

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    1901 1L-5D Revenues, Diamond "Specimen" punch, o.g., appear NH, fresh and F-VF
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2578 Cuba Postal History

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    Cuban Stampless, 1828-75 seven stampless: 1828 FLS to Havana with red Puerto Principe straightline; 1830 FLS to Havana, Esperanza straightline; 1834 FLS to Havana, Villacura straightline; 1840 FLS to Havana, red Esperanza straightline; 1854 FLS with "Steamship 10"; same 1869; 1870 French packet to Edinburgh, generally very Fine.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2579 Cuba

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    1846/71 Covers to Europe via British Post Office, four stampless covers; 1846-47 stampless Havana to London (2; rated 2/3 or 4/6) with PANAMA transit backstamps (British PO), 1849 stampless folded letter to Paris with French transits plus Havana (British PO) backstamp, 1867 stampless envelope to Paris with French transits plus Havana (British PO) backstamp, F-VF
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 60 USD

    Lot# : 2580 Cuba

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    1847 Stampless Cover Cuba to France, folded letter datelined "Santiago de Cuba 18 Fevrier 1847" and addressed to Bordeaux, range of British and French transit cancels incl British "St IAGO DE CUBA" open circle cancel, ms "pr Paket Anglaies", Fine use
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2581 Cuba Postal History

    Early Cuba Covers, twelve covers with early stamps + four unused Postal cards, circa 1860-95, better noted 1862 ½r (#12) Baymo to Manzarillo, additional 1862 cover Tunas to Manzarillo; 1867 10c (28), Mantanzas to Colisia; 1875 25c (64), local use; 1879 25c (85) local to Havana; etc, overall Fine or better, owners retal price $610 with several unpriced, interesting group for Cuba specialist.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2582 Cuba

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    1867 Stampless Cover Cuba to France, folded letter datelined "Havana 6 Mai 1867" and addressed to Barbezieux, ms "pr Solent" and "Via Southampton", appropriate cancels and markings incl nice strike of "Ed. Doise HABANA" forwarder's handstamp (Rowe rarity 2), boxed "1F 60c" British accountancy handstamp (Van der Linden 1595), Havana MY 7 67 cds (British PO), Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2583 Cuba

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    Catalog# : 43
    43, 1869 10c Red brown, "HABILTADO POR LA NACION" overprint, single tied on a folded letter sheet addressed to Matanzas by oval grid, partial strike of a dispatch cds at right, indistinct backstamp, sound stamp on cover with faults, still a Fine and rare use (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2584 Cuba

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    Catalog# : 144
    1890 Advertising Cover to NY City, lightweight envelope with printed cc for "LA PROPAGANDA LITERARIA" at top and all-overadvertising on back side, franked with 1890 5c tied by light Habana 23 AGO 90 cds, backstamped NY City Sep 1 90, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 50 USD

    Lot# : 2585 Cuba

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    Catalog# : 458/E27
    458/E27, 1951/60 Assortment, eight mint sets and a single, most NH, includes 463-65+C44-46, 648-62 NH, C77 NH, C185-92 (2 incl one NH), F-VF (Scott $485)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2586 Cuba

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    French Offices in Cuba, 1873 Cover to Bordeaux, folded letter sheet franked with France 1871 25c Blue strip of four, tied by black "Anchor" cancel, with a matching octagonal French CUBA 21 Juil 73 transit cancel, two French "PAQ> transit backstamps, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 2587 Dahomey

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    1906 Postcard to Germany with Dahomey, Benin Mixed Franking, Dahomey 1c, 4c, 5c plus Benin 2c Navigation and Commerce issues tied by partially struck Dahomey 24 Mars 06 cancels, add'l Dahomey transit cancels and Heidelberg 18.4.06 arrival cancels all on address side, Very Fine and attractive 4-color mixed country franking
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2588 Denmark

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    Catalog# : 110/124
    110, 121, 124, 1918/21 27o, 50o, 60o Christian X, NH, fresh and F-VF (Scott $337)
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 50 USD

    Lot# : 2589 Denmark

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    Catalog# : B14
    B14, 1944 Danish Red Cross, specialized selection with varieties incl "Bomb Drop" in used top left corner margin block of eight, surcharge shifts to level with gallery railings NH (top left corner print no. block of four, 2 singles), couple fresh and F-VF
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2590 Ecuador

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    Catalog# : C242-44P
    C242-44P, 1953 60c-3s Pan-American Highway, Die proofs in issued colors mounted on card, Very Fine and choice
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2591 Ecuador

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    Catalog# : C244
    C244P, 1953 3s Pan-American Highway, Composite trial color die proofs, sheets of three in green and orange, ms dates atr lower right, green with die "9625" below designs, both with staple holes at top, Very Fine
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2592 Ecuador

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    Catalog# : RA39Be
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    RA39Be, 1942 20c on 1s Light brown and red, Surcharge omitted, o.g., toned fiber adherence on gum at upper left, still fresh and Fine; newly discover and listed but unpriced in Scott, normal listed at $75
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 2593 Egypt

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    1891/1914 Registered Uprated Postal Stationery Envelopes, two uprated envelopes, 1891 from Cairo (H&G B2 + two pairs of 5 mills stamps), sent to Bethlehim, PA via London (some toning spots); also, H&G B13 + 5 mills, sent from ABA-EL-WADF in 1914, with Registration handstamp mispelled as "ADA-EL-WAKF" (Aba-el-Wadf is a small locality on the Nile in Upper Egypt, near Bani Mazar)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2594 Egypt

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    1899 Postcard to Germany franked with Egypt 2m, 3m (Scott 44, 46) plus German Offices in China 10pf (Scott 3) all tied by Kais Deutsche Marine Schiffspost No 24 14/5 99 cancels, ms "Port Said" lower left, Trechtingshausen arrival cancel lower left, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2595 Egypt

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    50-59 var., 1914 1m-200m Pictorials, Imperforate, complete set with fresh colors, l.h. or with slightly dist o.g., incl few with bit of black paper adherence, still Very Fine and scarce (Chalhoub D53-62, $260)
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 2596 Egypt

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    1919 Registered Cover to Syria, uprated reg. 5m Stationery H&G B13), CAIRO to Beirut, Syria, boxed "PASSED CENSOR / A" and "ARMY POST OFFICE S.Z. 10" on reverse, used within Egypt, a Turkish BEYROUTH / 9 arrival cancel on reverse, Fine
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 2597 Epirus

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    Catalog# : N22a
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    N22a, 1916 5d Ultramarine, Double overprint, o.g., tiny tone spot on gum, Fine and elusive; signed Schmitt BPP and Zeis with the latter's 1988 certificate (Scott $1,950)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2598 Eritrea

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    Catalog# : 80
    80, 1924 5L Manzoni, well centered with fresh color, o.g., Very Fine; signed Raybaudi (Scott $475; Sassone 76, EUR600)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 2599 Eritrea

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    Catalog# : J3a
    J3a, 1920-22 20c Buff and magenta, Overprint at bottom, fresh color, o.g., typical Fine centering; signed "AD" (Diena) (Scott $950)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2600 Estonia

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    Catalog# : B6
    B6, 1921 5m (7)m Red Cross, Imperforate, folded sheet of 120, NH, some separation along the vertical fold at bottom (not affecting stamps), Very Fine (Scott $240 as singles; Mi 30B, EUR600 as singles)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2601 Ethiopia

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    Catalog# : 166/C8
    166/C8, 1928/45 Mint Selection, nine mostly NH with errors (inverted and double overprints), including 166, 167, 169, 171 (2), 189, 202, 271, C8, VF; Scott noted but unpriced
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD
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