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  • Lot# : 2116 Spain

    Spain, Moens J. B. 1891; Histoire des TIMBRES-POSTE et de toutes les marques d'affranchissement employées en ESPAGNE suivie de l'Histoire des Timbres fiscaux mobiles depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours, illustré de 460 gravures sur bois. Hardbound in half leather with gold stamped spine and gilt edge, 564 pages. This book was part of the personal library of J.-B. Moens showing an ex libris of 'Don Joannes Baptista Moens natus anno 1833', in addition it was given to the stamp dealer René Mertens in 1951. Binding with some scuffs just mentioned for accuracy, however an exceptional item, the print run of this book is unknown as it was not part of the 'Bibliothèque des Timbrophiles' series of publications by Moens, missing in the large collections of philatelic literature such as Hackmey and Garratt-Adams. A desirable book for an advanced collection of philatelic literature.rnProvenance: Private Library of Jean-Baptiste Moens, Maison Williame sale (Feb. 2003), lot 3117.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF