Lot# 2177 - Auction 250-256
1855/1860: The Exhibit collection well written up on leaves with April 1855 wmk. loops ½ r. blue-green, 1 r. green and 2 r. carmine all on blued paper unused, Sept 1855 ½ r. blue-green, 1 r. green and 2 r. orange-red on yellowish unused (Scott = $ '875), May 1855 cover to Cardenas used with ½ r. blue-green in first month of issue, 1855 ½ r. blue-green unused and used examples (81) incl. pair with CORRFOS VARIETY, cancellation study with registration "O" handstamps in blue (3) and a large manuscript cancelled block of 42 and covers with usages from Banguela and Guamutas; 1855 1 r. green, wmk. loops, unused and used (24) and the unique March 1861 cover with usage from Algeciras to Jerez la Frontera via Gibraltar - the unique and only known usage of a Cuban 1855 adhesive used within Spain and accepted for postage; 1855 2 r. carmine unused with large margins and fine og. (rare, Scott = $ 1'000), and used (7), 2 r. orange-red used (20); rare local "Y¼" on 2 r. used (2) and the unique cover front bearing a horizontal pair "Y¼" on 2 r. mailed from Havana to Cardenas (ex Goldsmith, PF cert. 2008) ; 1856 issue, wmk. lines, with ½ r. unused (11) and plethora of used (25) incl. a block with CORRFOS variety and four covers; 1856 1 r. green and 2 r. bright red, wmk. lines unused (Scott = $ 2'000+) and used examples; 1857 issue with unused multiples of all three values, ½ r. blue unused (18) and used (320) incl. a complete divided sheet (two blocks of 80 subjects) with full SELLOS MEDIO REAL PLATA imprint at top and manuscript cancelled, further block of 80 stamps (8 x 10), block of six unused with one stamp showing "Void Corner" variety and a single used example; "Dot before Correos" variety used, CORRFOS varieties in unused blocks, used pairs including a rare cover with pair; ½ r. on covers (19) and a range of cancels; 1857 1 r. green unused (28 and two covers), single 1 r. used with "Mexico / Vera Cruz" grill cancellation during the 1861 Expedition, pair used on piece in Coruña, Spain and another pair used in Cadiz; 1857 2 r. rose red unused (15) incl. a block of four and used examples (13); 1860 "Y¼" on 2 r. unused (2) and used (8) with positions identified; and a fabulous 1860 cover with "Y¼" on 2 r. red tied by parilla to local Havana cover (cert. Philatelic Foundation 2006) , Careful viewing is recommended. A fine collection with four or five major rarities of Cuban Philately surrounded by much more of interest.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 11,500 CHF
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