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  • Lot# : 3390 LIBERIA

    LIBERIA 1940s/90s MINT STOCK WITH NICE TOPICAL INTEREST Six cartons with a few hundred well filled files, most of which have sub-files within them probably containing many tens of thousands of complete series covering the gamut of topics among the many hundreds of thousands of mint stamps with a potential retail value well into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Please note the presidential commems and a few other sets are not complete, however the diverse topical range in complete mint series is quite extraordinary and will delight anybody who is interested in this country or of course a topical dealer.
    Start Price : 8,000 USD
    Current Opening : 4,750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3391 LIBERIA

    LIBERIA 1860s/1940s SPECIALIZED COLLECTION.  couple hundred mint, used, errors, varieties, reference forgeries, etc. covering the gamut of Liberian philately to 1940, neatly arranged in stock pages and including numerous rare cancels, highlights galore and include an assortment of the 1860/80 "Liberty" design including reference forgeries and with 1860 6c Monrovia cancel (repaired), 12c, 24c mint, 24c "PAID" cancel, 1864 6c-24c unused, 1885 1c-32c imperf pairs mint, 1892-96 1c-$5 mint incl the "wrong" color errors and the 4c center inverted error mint, 1901-02 32 "Ordinary" double overprint mint, 1902 75c on $1 inverted surcharge mint, 1906 5c inverted center unused, 1909-12 1c-2c imperf pairs mint, substantial section of the 1915-18 overprints and surcharges with nice array of errors and varieties (incl Scott 155 mint), 1918 50c top margin imperf single mint, 75c, $2, $5 imperf pairs mint, 1921 1c-$5 "1921" Overprints mint, 1923 Centenary mint, 1936 22c on $1 error mint single and block, also note 1956 Tubman 5c Netherlands visit imperf trial color proofs with flag omitted and "PSOTGAE" error, etc. desirable cancels include 1893 Arthington c.d.s. (Cockrill type CP.15, Mackal cert.), 1896 Grand Bassa (2 Rogers type VIII), 1897 Brewerville open circle, 1920s Marshall c.d.s., and more , understandably mixed condition but overall F-VF and a considerable collection of this difficult and challenging area. 
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500 USD

    Lot# : 3392 LIBERIA

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    LIBERIA DELIGHTFUL POSTAL HISTORY SELECTION.  approx.90 mostly pre-1940s covers mostly mounted and annotated on blank pages, mostly tending toward the more unusual or scarce uses either by franking or cancels and other markings, note better registry, officials, better individual single frankings, errors and varieties on cover (even CB4-6 proofs), scarce or unique postmarks, a vast majority of these covers are a highlights deserving of mention but the resulting description would be too long and cumbersome; we encourage prospective bidders to look at the photo and ask for scans or photocopies before the sale to appreciate the scope of the offering (PHOTO)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600 USD

    Lot# : 3393 LIBERIA

    LIBERIA 1843/46 MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE.  A group of six letters (most with accompanying unfranked envelope) witrh five written by or for a Thomas Wilson, a Presbyterian minister in Liberia from 18434/46, and addressed to Walter Lowrie (Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions which coordinated missionary activity in Liberia) in NY City and a 6th letter written by his daughter. Letters detailing Wilson's various travels through the country, getting "acclimated", commentary on living conditions and the spiritual and physical condition of the natives, medical problems with his own family being affected by fever (malaria) and the death of family members, river flooding destroying crops, etc. The sixth letter (Jan 1847) written by Wilson's daughter informing Lowrie of Wilson's passing, survived by five daughters, some usual degradation from aging but a Fine and poignant correspondence. 
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3394 LIBERIA

    EXTENSIVE LIBERIA TO 1970s.  "collector's collection" many many 100s on Scott pages (would fill two binders) with extensive run of sets, singles, S/S, from the 1880s issues on, etc. plus a good number of the popular errors and varieties, better items scattered throughout, usual mixed condition, mostly F-VF, view to appreciate. 
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3395 LIBERIA

    LIBERIA 1950s/2000s ISSUES COLLECTION.  extensive collection neatly arranged on stock pages and incl nice array of errors incl color missing, varieties, imperfs, proofs, S/S incl many imperfs, 1952 Ashmun issue errors (incl inverted and missing centers) and varieties, etc., also note "Al Gore" S/S and pane of fifteen from 2009 US Presidents set (withdrawn for obvious reasons-quite rare); note 309-12+C63-64 full panes each signed by designer Arthur Szyk, 341-46 imperf blocks plus assortment of the various color missing and perforation errors, 347-49 imperf pairs, 434-443A imperf pairs, 451-57 imperf, 1970 5c, 20c Napoleon imperf gutter proof strip, etc. along with the multitude of colorful topicals, etc., generally fresh and F-VF, an exceptional collection well worth a careful perusal. 
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400 USD

    Lot# : 3396 LIBERIA

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    LIBERIA ADVANCED AIRMAIL COLLECTION.  to 1980s issues neatly arranged and annotated in stock pages and replete with better sets and singles, S/S, errors and varieties with impressive number of imperfs, a listing of all the premium items would be quite lengthy but here's a taste of what's present (mint unless otherwise noted); Sanabria 7 ("Vir Air Mail") used (signed), C3A-F imperf pairs, Sanabria 27-32 (some signed Kessler or Sanabria), C15 inverted overprint, C26 Koerpel first proof of overprint, C26 inverted overprint, C48B pair, C49 "$100" and "$.100" varieties (Sanabria 72b-c), C56a perf and imperf (toned gum), C61-62 imperf pairs NH, C68-69 centers inverted, C68-69 imperf pairs and blocks, C69a frame trial color proofs (3 diff.), C69a 25c airmail frame shifted, C77 group of four different progressive color proofs, C77 small format perf and large format perf and imperf S/S, C78 pair with one stamp missing inscription at top, C114 pane of 20 with Swiss instead of Italian flag, C114-17 imperf singles, etc., also includes some reference forgeries as C17 imperf sheet, C23 imperf sheet (2), C26 imperf sheet with inverted overprint, generally fresh and F-VF, far more than a foundation collection and ripe for further expansion. 
     
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200 USD

    Lot# : 3397 LIBERIA

    LIBERIA FIRST ISSUE SPECIALIZED COLLECTION.  approx. 230 stamps and Fournier forgeries, 1860-80 issue complete (less the very rare 1860 6c) showing wide range of shades, note some watermark varieties, etc., despite the typical very mixed condition and overall Fine lot of these classics warranting careful viewing by specialists. 
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050 USD

    Lot# : 3398 LIBERIA

    LIBERIA AIRMAIL AND FLIGHT COVER GROUP.  38 covers; airmail frankings on first flights, personal/commercial mail plus a few FDC, notables include C2 on 1936 flown first flight cover/FDC with cachet, C14-16 set on registered cover to USA; C23+C25 on commercial registered cover carried on 1942 first flight; C45+C47+C50 1946 to USA; 1944 censored airmail to USA with scarce Kakata postmark; 1944 censored airmail to USA with 295 (3-scarce on cover) + C42; C47 pair +288 on 1944 airmail cover to USA from Dept. of State / Monrovia; etc., usual mixed condition but a Fine and appealing group of covers for the specialist; request scans or photocopies for full appreciation.  
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD
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