AFGHANISTAN

Sale 3022 - Session 3 - United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Collections
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  • Lot# : 3503 AFGHANISTAN

    AFGHANISTAN LIFETIME COLLECTION, PART I, 1909/45. the continuation of this specialised collection, again housed in a substantial album, with thousands of stamps from issues of Amanullah through to the 1940s; mounted on the first page an item rarely seen - the oversized special government parcels stamp in dark olive green, the two types se-tenant in complete miniature sheet of two mint (according to Dietrich only 7 pairs in existence, also interesting commentary about this in Scott); further highlights include 1920 2nd Independence Day large royal stars inc. 10pa rose with ten used examples including two on cover fronts (Scott #214), 20pa maroon used (#215), 1921 «Old Habibia College» parcel posts with tete-beche inc. 10pa block of four mint (#Q10a), 30pa red violet pair (#Q12a), 1921 small royal star 30pa green tete-beche mint pair, used blocks of four of different shades and in complete sheet used (#219a), leading on to 1927 tughra types inc. 10p magenta tete-beche gutter pair mint (#225 var) and dotted background half-sheet of 4 mint (#226), etc. Also much interesting non Scott listed material, including study of the Nadir Shah revolutionary government control handstamps, 1929/31 airmail surcharges (ex-Light collection), etc, etc. This is just the tip of the iceberg
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3504 AFGHANISTAN

    AFGHANISTAN LIFETIME COLLECTION, PART II "WORK IN PROGRESS", 1871/1964. an outstanding holding of unusual material with 1000s of stamps, including postal history, proofs, complete sheets, postmark studies, etc, from the 19th century onwards, contained in two bulging volumes. A few highlights are early large tigers including on cover, dozens of 1880s handstamped issues, 1891/92 1r gray blue unused part-sheet of 45, excellent mosque gates material including an unissued registration stamp, black on yellow instead of on green as mentioned in Gibbons, in block of 25 unused with informative Horst Dietrich opinion stating genuine and a precious rarity. Then further large multiples of the 1898 unissued registration design, Amir Habibullah 1907/08 2a blue imperf unused complete sheet showing three tete-beche gutter pairs, 1909/19 issues in complete sheets to the 1r lilac brown, through to 1928 40p blue and 1929 40p rose complete sheets showing tete-beche pairs, as well as a wonderful complete series of proofs of the 1932 council inauguration issues in imperf sheets of 12 followed by perforated examples with spectacular diagonal perfs on 60p violet sheet, etc. Also noticed many good later issues in imperforate sheets such as 1938 20th Independence Day issues etc. Accumulated over a lifetime and ideal for the specialist
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3505 AFGHANISTAN

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    Afghanistan 1943/50 Covers Selection, eight covers; seven Registered, and three with WW II censors; one sent to Pakistan and all others sent to the U.S.; seldom seen material with interesting frankings, censored in Peshawar, India (Pakistan) with "DHH" markings; usual mixed condition.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD
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