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The Brian Moorhouse Estate (part III)
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  • Lot# : 3571 Honduras

    British Black River Colony 1763 (Nov 5): Entire letter written from and dated at "Black River, Mosquito Shore, Gun Powder Plot, 1763", mailed to Thomas Symons in Bristol with manuscript "Rec'd and Forwarded 14th April 1764 by yr. humb. servt. B. Campbell" in London. The letter is from the area East of Trujillo and the San Juan River, colonised by British loggers and pirates from 1699. In 1763 (the year of this letter) as a result of the Treaty of Paris Spain was given this coastline but the predominantly British occupants forced the Spanish out in 1779.rnA fascinating letter from an obscure facet of British Central American postal history.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3572 Honduras

    1810c.: Cover headed 'Real Audiencia Tegucigalpa' struck with superb strike of framed TEGU / CIGALPA handstamp in red, addressed to Gracia a Dios. Scarce so fine. Ex collection Washburn.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3573 Honduras

    1841 (March 9): Entire letter datelined internally at Union, mailed to San Salvador and struck with fine framed COMAYAGUA handstamp in black and reverse with '4' (reales) rate in manuscript. Exceptional and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3574 Honduras

    1904: 'Avis de Reception' stampless return envelope from Tegucigalpa to Paris, with neat despatch cds in black (March 29), 'New York Exchange' registration label at top and transit on reverse (April 14). Paris arrival cds (April 24) alongside. A charming and scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3575 Honduras

    1877 (July): Tegucigalpa issue 'medio real' in red on 2 r. black on green, an unused block of fifteen (5 x 3) with large margins all round, typical minor gum bends, large part og. A very scarce classic multiple Gi 19 = £ 285+/Scott = $ 225+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3576 Honduras

    1878 (July): Morazán Issue, the fantastic collection on leaves, with 1878 issue in American Banknote Co Die Proofs (7) in issued colours on India or Card, imperforate Plate Proofs in issued colours (8), pairs (6) handstamped SPECIMEN in red, and 1 r. in unissued colour of orange; issued stamps with 1 c. pair with SPECIMEN in red, and unused corner block of forty and a sheet of 80 (separated in two parts), 2 c. brown in corner block of 35 the largest unused multiple (ex Washburn), 2 r. blue in blocks of eight (2), 4 r. vermilion in block of 4 (largest known), 1 peso orange in blocks of six, nine, ten and twelve; 1 c. violet (10) on two covers to USA, 2 c. brown (5) on cover to USA; ½ r. black single frankings (2); ½ r. black pair on 1887 cover to Basel and others to USA (9, nearly all from different towns), and Paris, ½ r. black (4) on cover and another with six examples; 1 r. green on 1881 and 1890 covers to London, also on covers to Berlin, New York and two to Canada, 1 r. green pairs on 1884 covers to USA, two 1 r. on cover to Berne, 2 r. blue single frankings to Paris (2). A wonderful collection, Scott catalogue value for the covers only exceeding US $ 20'000 (not counting for any plate proofs, die proofs, SPECIMEN, mint multiples and cancellations. Viewing is a true pleasure, the entire collection is available:!
    Starting bid : 12,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3577 Honduras

    1890 (Jan 6): Hamilton Banknote Co. Master Die Proofs (2) for the Arms issue, printed in black on thin white India wove paper, without Duty Plates at top and centrally at base, one in a horizontal pair and one single example, this last with unadopted CENTAVOS at base. A scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3578 Honduras

    1890: Arms 2 c. red, a single used example on 1890 cover to Manchester paying the unsealed letter rate, cancelled by target handstamp with oval "San Pedro Sula" datestamp at left in violet (April 27) with day of month in manuscript. Rverse with Puerto Cortez, New York (May 8) and Manchester (May 17) datestamps. An unusual issue on cover and a scarce single franking.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3579 Honduras

    1890: Arms issue 5 c. blue and 10 c. orange (2) used on 1891 registered cover to USA tied by 'Star in Circle' handstamps with Tegucigalpa cds's at left (July 12) and oval 'R' registration cachet all in violet. New Orleans transit in red (July 28). Slight stain but a very scarce issue on letter.-
    Starting bid : 85 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 3580 Honduras

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    1890: Arms issue 25 c. red, a single usage on registered 1890 cover to Manchester, with oval 'Comayagua' datestamp at left (Nov 4) and oval 'R' of registration. 'New York Exchange' registered label on obverse and reverse with New Orleans transit (Nov 18) and Manchester arrival (Nov 30). A scarce issue on letter. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1980).rnrnProvenance: Collection Richard A. Washburn.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3581 Honduras

    1891: President Bogran 2 c. yellow-brown, a pair and strip of three on reverse of 1892 cover to Manchester, cancelled by oval framed "Comayagua" datestamps in violet, blue "Puerto Cortez" transit (April 12). New Orleans transit cds (April 17) and Manchester arrival (April 27) also on reverse. Slight envelope imperfections but scarce.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3582 Honduras

    1891 (July 31): President Bográn, 50 c. black brown, a single and block of four used on 1892 registered cover to the 'New York & Honduras Rosario Mining Co.', endorsed 'via Puerto Cortez and New Orleans' at top, cancelled by violet 'Star' handstamps with oval registration cachet at left. New Orleans transit (April 27) on obverse in red. An extremely rare high franking from this issue.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3583 Honduras

    1891 (July 31): President Bográn, 5 pesos black & purple, a complete unused block of thirty (5 x 6) from the sheet of 54, all with variety "Centre Inverted", the block with minor stain on one stamp otherwise fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A very rare large multiple Gi = $ 2'250+/Scott = $ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3584 Honduras

    1891 (July 31): President Bográn, 10 pesos black & green, a complete unused sheet of 54 (9 x 6), all with variety "Centre Inverted", the sheet additionally showing most part WM. CRANE & CO., DALTON, MASS watermark; some peripheral aging and hinged for protection on large part og. Extremely rare - the unique recorded sheet Gi. 69a = £ 4'000+/Scott = $ 4'000+.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3585 Honduras

    1892 (July 31): Columbus, 20 c. red and 1 peso purple in a horizontal pair, used on 1893 registered cover to the 'New York & Honduras Rosario Mining Co.', endorsed 'via Puerto Cortez and New Orleans' at top, cancelled by barred 'Honduras' obliterator in red-violet. Registration label at left and reverse with New Orleans transit (April 4) in red. A superb cover showing a commercial usage of the top value.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3586 Honduras

    1893: Cabanas issue selection of covers (5) with 5 c. blue on local cover to Choluteca, 5 c. blue pair on cover from Trujillo to Berlin, 10 c. red-brown single franking on Northern Pacific Railroad cover from Trujillo to USA, 5 c. blue pair and single 10 c. red-brown on double rate cover from Amapala to Berlin and registered cover from San Juancito to New York franked by 5 c. blue pair and scarce use of 40 c. black. A scarce and generally fine group.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3587 Honduras

    1893: General Cabanas 10 c. orange brown & 20 c. brown-red, used on registered 1893 cover to USA tied by 'Tegucigalpa' datestamps (Nov 11) in red with registration label at left, and Pointing Hand "Sirvase Certificar / Sin Aviso" handstamp in violet on obverse and on reverse, alongside New Orleans transit (Nov 28). Tiny corner fault to envelope and 10 c. at edge but most attractive and scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3588 Honduras

    1895: 'Justice' allegorical design, Composite Die Proof for Honduras 1895 1 c., Nicaragua 1894 2 c. and Salvador 1894 5 c., printed in vermilion on thin white wove paper with file number '580' at base. A rare and most attractive Proof.
    Starting bid : 125 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3589 Honduras

    1896: Arias issue 2 c. yellow-brown in a horizontal strip of five, tied to reverse of 1897 cover from Yuscaran (Dec 12) by barred 'Honduras' obliterator and Tegucigalpa transit cds. New Orleans transit (Dec 27) and Solingen, Germany arrival (Jan 9, 1898); together with similar 1898 usage to USA cancelled in blue with scarce "Santa Cruz de Yojoa / Departmento de Cortes' at left in blue. A scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3590 Honduras

    1907: Medina 10 c. grey-brown used in combination with 1 c. dark green horizontal strip of five (on reverse), the strip with variety "vertically imperforate between", on Amerian Consular Service cover to Philadelphia cancelled by mute chop on obverse and by New Orleans transit on reverse. A fine and unusual franking.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3591 Honduras

    1939 (Feb 27): Airmail Official, progressive Proof by the Columbian Banknote Co., engraved in black on card (50 x 45 mm.), completed design less the Seal of Honduras and Duty plate. Exceptional and rare.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3592 Honduras

    1952 (Oct 11): 500th Birth Anniversary of Isabella I of Spain, Airmail issue, Waterlow Die Proofs (2) for the 8 c. value with Frame Only Imperforate Proof with manuscript file numbers in margins, and Vignette Only Proof (Surrender of Granada) with manuscript file numbers and '8 cts.' at base. Unique Gi 501.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3593 Honduras

    1934/38: Telegraphs Issue, Die Proof by American Banknote Co. for completed 4 c. value, Imperforate and engraved in blackish-brown with margin file number '72854', together with composite Proof for the 8 c. and 12 c. values with Duty Plate only numbered '72826' at top. Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF
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