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  • Lot# : 5308 Costa Rica

    1805c.: Cover to Leon, Nicaragua struck with scarce oval framed VILLANEUVA despatch handstamp in black (Harris fig. 122).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5309 Costa Rica

    1815 (April 15): Entire letter from Cartago to San José struck with fine framed "Franqueado / en Cartago" handstamp in brown (Harris fig. 22). A relatively fine strike for this rare marking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5310 Costa Rica

    1846: Entire letter from Bagaces to San José, datelined internally "Bags. 6 de Dbre. de 1846", struck with outstanding strike of the Bagaces "Tree" handstamp in black (Harris fig. 13). Very few examples recorded, all of the covers known emanate from a ranch belonging to Don José Maria Castro, former President of Costa Rica outside Bagaces and are used within 1846-1849 only. Rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5311 Costa Rica

    1851 (May 30): Prepaid entire letter to San José, struck with superb octagonal framed FRANCO and PUNTA / DE / ARENAS handstamps in black (Harris figs. 101, 102). Rare.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5312 Costa Rica

    1852 (Sept 4): Entire letter prepaid to Cartago with superb framed "Franco" and circular "REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA / SAN JOSÉ" in black. Illustrated in the Frederick Meyer handbook on page 48. A rare and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5313 Costa Rica

    1855 (Dec 3): Entire letter from Cartago to San Jose, struck with superb oval framed FRANQUEADO / CARTAGO handstamp in black (Harris fig. 25). Superb and rare.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5314 Costa Rica

    1855c.: Cover from Alajuela to San José struck with fine framed ALAJUELA handstamp in black (Harris fig. 3). Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5315 Costa Rica

    1859 (July 27): Entire letter from Cartago to San Jose, struck with superb oval framed FRANQUEADO / CARTAGO handstamp in black (Harris fig. 25). Superb and rare.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5316 Costa Rica

    1861 (March 31): Entire letter from San José to Paris endorsed 'voie de Panama' and 'per Packet Anglais', struck on despatch with circular REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA / SAN / JOSÉ handstamp in black (Harris fig. 117). Reverse with PANAMA double arc cds (April 6) of British P.O.rnLondon transit (April 29) and struck there with framed "GB/1F 60c." accountancy marking in black. Charged '8' décimes due on arrival. A rare entire.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5317 Costa Rica

    1863c.: Prepaid cover addressed to San José, Chaverria correspondence, struck with superb octagonal framed FRANCO and PUNTA / DE / ARENAS handstamps in black (Harris figs. 101, 102). Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5318 Costa Rica

    1870 (Feb 27): Entire letter from Esparza to San José struck solely by framed FRANCO handstamp in black (Harris fig. 32). One wormhole but a very fine and rare usage.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5319 Costa Rica

    1862/63: Waterlow Essay printed in black for the central vignette of the first issue, with many similarities to the issued design but the stars closer together and the foreground ship more central, with pencil annotation 'Correos' for blank space alongside 'de Costa Rica' - the word 'Republica' erased in pencil. Rare and interesting artwork of great importance to the first issue.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 680.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5320 Costa Rica

    1863: American Banknote Co. Die Proofs (4) imperforate on white wove paper for all four values, large margins all round (exceptionally so on the 2 r.), fresh and fine. A rare full set.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5321 Costa Rica

    1863/75: The first issue used selection, with ½ r. blue (6), 2 r. scarlet (11), 4 r. green (5) and 1 peso orange (3) all with framed datestamps clearly struck in black between Oct 1872 and September 1881, a fine and scarce assembly (25).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5322 Costa Rica

    1863: ½ r. light blue, an unused vertical pair, marginal from base of sheet, variety "Imperforate Horizontally Between", fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Extremely rare Scott = $ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5323 Costa Rica

    1863: ½ r. blue, a fine used example in a deep shade showing part of sheet margin at left, on undated cover addressed to D. Jesus Jimenez (Zamora), President of the Republic of Costa Rica in San José, tied by straight line "CARTAGO" handstamp in black. A fine and very scarce cover.rnrnNote: Jesús Jiménez Zamora served as President of Costa Rica from May 1863 until May 1866, and a second term from 1 Nov 1868 until April 1870.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5324 Costa Rica

    1863: First Issue 4 r. green, an unused block of twenty-five from the upper right corner of the sheet, position 8 with the "Double Transfer" variety, fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. First stamp with a light tone spot but one of the largest known multiples of this stamp.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5325 Costa Rica

    1863: American Banknote Co. 1 peso orange, a superb imperforate Plate Proof block of twenty-five (5 x 5), corner marginal from upper left of sheet with three full imprints in margins at left and top, fresh and very fine. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5326 Costa Rica

    1863: 1 peso orange, an unused block of twenty-five from the lower left corner of the sheet, with 'Amercian Banknote Co. New York' imprints at left and at base, fresh and very fine multiple, mounted on black card for protection, the second largest recorded multiple of this stamp Scott = $ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5327 Costa Rica

    1882: Provisional '1 cto.' red on 1863 ½ r. blue, an unused block of twenty-five, marginal at base with 'American Banknote Co. New York' imprint, fresh and fine but for a few small wrinkles, mostly unmounted og. A scarce multiple.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5328 Costa Rica

    1882: Provisional '1 cto.' red on 1863 ½ r. blue, an unused block of twelve (4 x 3), fresh and very fine large part or unmounted og. Scarce stamp in a multiple.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5329 Costa Rica

    1881/82: '5 / Cts. / U.P.U.' in red on first issue ½ r. blue, an unused block of sixteen (4 x 4), of fresh colour and superb large part or unmounted og. Scott = $ 1'040+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5330 Costa Rica

    1883: General Prospero Fernandez 1 c. green, 2 c. carmine (2), 5 c. blue-violet and 10 c. orange, all used on 1884 registered cover annotated at 15 grams, addressed to Charles Diena in Modena, Italy; tied by 'San Jose' cds's in violet (Oct 10). Reverse with large blue on pink "U.P.U / R / Costa Rica" registration label tied by blue crayon cross with Modena arrival cds (Nov 13) alongside; obverse with 'Registered / London' transit (Nov 11) in red. A splendid and colourful, correctly rated (20 centavos) franking.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5331 Costa Rica

    1892: 5 c. red lilac and 10 c. light green in a horizontal pair used on registered/AR cover to Brussels tied by scarce 'Correos de Tres Rios / Costa Rica' ovals in blue with 'San Jose / AR / Costa Rica' cachet in violet and partially perforated UPU/R blue on pink label at left. Reverse with seals removed and New York transit (Sept 21) and Brussels arrival (Sept 29). Some peripheral aging but scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5332 Costa Rica

    1892: 5 c. red-lilac, 10 c. light green and 20 c. scarlet (2) all used on 1897 registered/AR cover to Milan, Italy tied by dotted mute handstamps in blue with 'San José' cds (March 14), "AR" cachet and registration handstamp all in blue. New York Exchange registration label on front, reverse with transit datestamp (March 23) and Milan arrival (April 2). File fold affects one 20 c. adhesive but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5333 Costa Rica

    1892: 10 c. light green, two examples used on 10 c. brown postal stationery envelope, H&G B4, sent registered to Hamburg, cancelled by target handstamps in black. 'Limon' despatch cds (March 18, 1901) in violet and New York Exchange registration label on front, reverse with scarce black on pink perforated UPU registration label, with New Orleans (March 23), New York (March 25) and Hamburg (April 4) datestamps. A scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5334 Costa Rica

    1892: 10 c. light green, a diagonally bisected example used on cover to San José tied by target cancel in black. Unaccepted and struck with "T" marking in black on despatch at 'Liberia / Costa Rica" (Feb 13). Unusual.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5335 Costa Rica

    1892: 10 c. light green and 20 c. scarlet (4, in two pairs) all used on 1897 registered cover to Passau, Germany, tied to reverse by 'S. Carlos' circular handstamps with obverse showing oval "Correos / De / San Carlos / Costa Rica" oval cachet in blue and rare usage of the large UPU/R blue on pink registration label. New York Exchange registration label on front, reverse with transit datestamp (Oct 6). Opened for Exhibit display, a scarce high (90 centavos) franking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5336 Costa Rica

    1901: Mora 2 c. black & vermilion used on wrapper containing the complete first edition of "El Anunciador Filatelico" tied by target cancel in black with 'San Jose' despatch cds in blue (Aug 17) and sender's cachet at left. Split pages and faults but a remarkable and rare survivor.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5337 Costa Rica

    1901: 5 c. grey-blue & black, 10 c. ochre & black and 20 c. lake & black in a vertical pair, used on registered 1903 cover to Mexico City tied by target handstamps in black with 'San Jose' registration cachet in blue. "USA / Laredo / Tex" registration label of transit on front and reverse with further transits and arrival. A scarce commercial franking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5338 Costa Rica

    1901: Carrillo 10 c. ochre & black pair used on reverse of 1907 registered cover with 1907 5 c. yellow & dull blue tied by 'Cartago' framed datestamp (Oct 15) in black and by Los Angeles arrival cds (Oct 30) in violet. Obverse with 'Cartago' cds and registration cachet in violet. Scarce mixed issue franking and an early usage of the 5 centavos adhesive.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5339 Costa Rica

    1907: Juan Santamaria 1 c. red brown & indigo, an unused example in a deep shade, variety "Centre Inverted", fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A great rarity in outstanding quality.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5340 Costa Rica

    Costa Rica / Panama War 1910 5 c. orange, a horizontal pair overprinted "ALMIRANTE / OCUPACION / COSTARRICENSE" in black (inverted on right hand stamp), tied to 1921 cover to San Jose by 'Admon. de Correos / Almirante' datestamp (March 5) in violet. Registration label from Sixola similarly overprinted in violet at left alongside Limon (March 7) and San Jose datestamps in violet. Central file fold but very rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5341 Costa Rica

    1936 (Jan 29): Perkins Bacon Die Proofs for the 'Cocos Island' issue, the complete set of eight values from 4 c. to 5 col. in issued colours all on sunken medium card paper, with mirrored file numbers at upper left. Fresh and very fine, an exceptional and rare set.rnrnProvenance: The Charles Nissen stock, Stanley Gibbons, London, 1978.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5342 Costa Rica

    1939: American Banknote Co. Unissued Pan-American Child Welfare set, the set of fourteen values in proposed issued colours from 5 c. green to 55 c. orange (five 'Postage' values), and 10 c. vermilion to 10 col. purple (nine 'Airmail' values); together with Master Die Proof for Postage in myrtle-green without Duty Plate, and Master Die Proof for Airmail in dull green without Duty Plate; all numbered on ABN file cards (16). Rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5343 Costa Rica

    1936 (Jan 29): Perkins Bacon 'Cocos Island' issue, the complete set of eight values from 4 c. to 5 col. in issued colours, all in corner marginal Imperforate Plate Proof blocks of four, without gum. Some marginal imperfections but a scarce and most attractive set.rnrnProvenance: The Charles Nissen stock, Stanley Gibbons, London, 1978.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5344 Costa Rica

    1941 (May 9): Football Championship 5 c. yellow-green, an unused block of four, variety "Flags Omitted" centrally and at sides, fresh and very fine, gum with shading from old stockbook lines, unmounted og. A very rare multiple of this spectacular variety Gi 282a = £ 480+/Scott = $ 400+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5345 Costa Rica

    1883: 2 c. black on brownish postal stationery card, H&G 1, a used example to San José cancelled by fine GRECIA / COSTA RICA cds (Feb 9, 1887) in violet with arrival at left. Scarce in-period usage.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5346 Costa Rica

    1937 (Dec 15): Airmail issue, American Banknote Co. Die Proofs in issued colours (4) all on card with file numbers in margin above and imprint below designs, together with a Die Proof in deep blue (colour of issued 20 c.) with blank Duty Plates. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5347 Costa Rica

    1944 (Jan 19): Centenary of San Ramón, American Banknote Co. imperforate Proofs for the complete set of nine all in issued colours on ABN Co. numbered file cards, together with the Master Die Proofs without Duty Plates, one in green also without vignette and another in blue with the central vignette. A delightful and rare group (11).
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 715.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5348 Costa Rica

    1957 (June 21): Centenary of the 1856/57 'Filibuster' War, the Waterlow Proof set of seventeen, all in top marginal blocks of four (three with Plate Numbers), each stamp with security punch-hole, fresh colours, largely fine unused with full unmounted og. A scarce and attractive group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5349 Costa Rica

    1967: US Banknote Corporation, Imperforate Plate Proofs for the Churches & Cathedrals issue, twenty imperforate blocks of four for each value from 5 c. to 10 col. all in sheet marginal blocks of four. A fine and scarce group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5350 Costa Rica

    1887: Official 1 c. green and 5 c. blue-violet, each without stop after OFICIAL, used on Newspaper wrapper addressed to Berlin, uncancelled, with reverse showing circular 'Oficina de Depósito y Canje de Communicaciones / Republica de Costa Rica / San José' in violet. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5351 Costa Rica

    1887: Official 2 c. carmine, with stop after OFICIAL, used on Newspaper wrapper addressed to Berlin, uncancelled, with reverse showing circular 'Oficina de Depósito y Canje de Communicaciones / Republica de Costa Rica / San José' in violet. Rare.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 175.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5352 Costa Rica

    Guanacaste 1885: 10 c. orange, the unused horizontal strip of six, showing four different types of the "Guanacaste" or "GUANACASTE" overprint reading down in black, first two stamps with lower case overprint (20 mm.), third stamp with large upper case (19. 5 mm.), fourth and fifth stamps with small upper case (15 mm.) and sixth stamp with long upper case overprint (21.5 mm), fresh colour with a few hinge remnants, large part og. A magnificent and rare, most probably unique, multiple.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Ferrari de la Renotière, Druout, Paris, sale 13, June 1925, ex lot 5.rn                   Collection Frederick Mayer.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF
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