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  • Lot# : 5301 Colombia

    Antioquia 1886: 10 c. rose on buff, an unused horizontal pair showing the cliché error with 50 c. adjacent, large even margins all round, fine large part og. Much scarcer than catalogues suggest Gi 60a = £ 200/Scott = $ 140.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5302 Colombia

    Antioquia 1886/88: Small group of unused multiples with 1886 20 c. dark violet on buff in lower right corner block of eight showing the removed cliché at right, 50 c. brown in marginal block of four; 2 p. green in a block of four, 1887 1 c. red on violet in a corner block of nine and 5 c. red on green in a block of four, all fresh and fine with large part or unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5303 Colombia

    Antioquia 1887/88: 2½ c. mauve on pale lilac, an unused block of ten (5 x 2), marginal from base of sheet, scissor cut in margin at top between second and third stamps not affecting the appearance, fresh and fine, superb unmounted og. Much under-catalogued by all listings, Brian Moorhouse states 'largest recorded multiple'. Gi 66.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5304 Colombia

    Antioquia 1888: Medellin issue, 5 c. and 2½ c. black on yellow, an unused block of six (2 x 3) on thick paper, from base of the sheet of eight, showing last two stamps with 2½ c. value, fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Scarce and attractive multiple Gi 70+72.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5305 Colombia

    Antioquia 1896: Departamento 5 c. yellow-buff, a used example on cover to Quebraditas, Sta. Rosa tied by oval framed "Correos Departmentales / Medellin." cachet in violet, reverse with partial sender's cachet. Slight opening tear at upper right of envelope but scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5306 Colombia

    Cundinamarca 1883: Type-set 2 reales black on green unwatermarked paper, signed at base by the Postmaster, a fine unused example showing the characteristic third 'O' in PROVISORIO with iron in the ink. A superb example of this rare, possibly unissued, stamp. Signed Herbert Bloch Gi 12 = £ 2'750/Scott = $ 2'200.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5307 Colombia

    Tolima 1887: Departamento del Tolima 1 c. blue on pink and 2 c. green on pale green in a horizontal pair, used on 1887 cover to Honda cancelled by "Ambalema" despatch in manuscript. Reverse with oval 'Honda' arrival datestamp (May 1) in blue.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    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

    Lot# : 5353 Cuba

    1818 (Oct 6): Entire letter from Havana to Bordeaux, most unusually mailed via Belgium, with manuscript Forwarding Agent on reverse "De Lapart du Ob. Bifanos Barterjns / Anvers 9 Xbre" (Dec 9) in manuscript. Mailed on with ANTWERPEN straight line in red and Rayon marking via Valenciennes to Bordeaux where charged '15' décimes due.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5354 Cuba

    1840 (July 29): Entire letter from Santaigo de Cuba to Bordeaux, struck on despatch with superb fancy framed CUBA oval handstamp in black, carried on British Packet with framed "Packet Letter" on obverse in red. Reverse with London transit cds (Oct 25) in red and rated '3/2d.' in manuscript. Bordeaux cds on reverse where rated '66' décimes to pay. A fine and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5355 Cuba

    1845 (June 21): Entire letter from Havana to Hirschberg, Germany endorsed 'per Merccurius via Hamburg' at lower left, struck on arrival with circular disinfection cachet COXHAVENER QUARANTAINE SIEGEL / A.C.T. MEIER in black, slightly aided in pencil but rare. Reverse with 'Schiffs Brief Post / Hamburg' arrival (Aug 1) in black and rated '12¾' (ggr.) to pay. A rare entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5356 Cuba

    1852: Registered cover to Jaruco with "0" weight markings at edges to denote registration, with superb strikes of HABANA / ISLA DE CUBA circular datestamp (Nov 17) and framed "FRANCO" and "CERTIF." handstamp all in blue. Signed as paid with rate (Postage 1 real, registration 4 reales) on reverse and receipted inside. A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5357 Cuba

    British P.O.'s 1863: Entire letter from Havana to Matamoros endorsed 'per Conway' and prepaid '1/-' in manuscript, struck with fine Crown PAID AT HAVANA in black  with double arc 'Havana' datestamp (Oct 22) on reverse. A fine and rare cover Gi CC1 = £ 1'200/Scott = $ 1'150.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5358 Cuba

    French P.O. in Havana 1867: France laureated 30 c. brown pair used on 1869 cover from Havana to Vera Cruz tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with octagonal LA HAVANE Consular datestamp below (June 5) in black (Salles fig. 1365). Scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5359 Cuba

    1871/75: France Cérès 30 c. pale brown pair used on 1873 cover from Havana to Vera Cruz tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with octagonal LA HAVANE Consular datestamp below (Dec 10) in black (Salles fig. 1365). Reverse with circular LIGNE B / PAQ. FR. No. 2 datestamp (Dec 11) in black (Salles fig. 1431) and carried on the 'Lafayette'. A few wrinkles but a scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5360 Cuba

    1871/75: France Cérès 30 c. pale brown pair used with 40 c. orange on 1874 cover from Havana to Bordeaux tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with octagonal LA HAVANE Consular datestamp alongside (June 22) in black (Salles fig. 1365). Reverse with circular LIGNE B / PAQ. FR. No. 2 datestamp (June 22) in black (Salles fig. 1431) and carried on the 'Ville de St. Nazaire' with Bordeaux arrival (July 12). A few wrinkles but a scarce and attractive cover. Signed Pothion.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5361 Cuba

    1871/75: France Cérès 325 c. blue in a strip of four, used on 1873 cover from Havana to Cognac, France tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with octagonal CUBA Consular datestamp alongside (Aug 20) in black (Salles fig. 1364). Reverse with circular LIGNE B / PAQ. FR. No. 2 datestamp (Aug 26) in black (Salles fig. 1431) and carried on the 'Louisiane'. Trimmed at base and slight imperfections but a scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5362 Cuba

    1858: "Y¼" surcharge in black on 2 r. carmine on blued, Type 1, a fine used example on 1858 local cover front cancelled by network handstamp in black with double ring "Cuba" cds (Dec 28) alongside in black. Rare and attractive.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Simon, Corinphila sale 194, 20 Nov 2014, lot 5330.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5363 Cuba

    1857: ½ r. blue on white paper, no wmk., variety 'Pinnocchio' with elongated Queen's nose, a fine appearing used block of nine with three further stamps below, on small piece, showing the variety (position 136 on sheet of 170) clearly. An outstanding and scarce positional block Edifil Ant 7ite.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Simon, Corinphila sale 194, Nov 2014, lot 5343.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5364 Cuba

    Postal Forgery 1 r. green on white paper, Type III, a used example with large margins on three sides, tied to 1862 cover to Barcelona by thin barred obliterator in black with faint 'Habana' despatch cds at right (dated inside Sept 30), reverse with Barcelona (Oct 25) arrival cds in black. A very rare Postal Forgery usage.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Simon, Corinphila sale 194, Nov 2014, lot 5350.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5365 Cuba

    1860: 'Y¼' on 1857 2 r. rose-red, the superb unused block of six, Types G-A-A / A-A-A, with first stamp showing '1' in '¼' inverted, trace of diagonal crease at top otherwise fresh and very fine with good margins all round for a multiple of this stamp, unused without gum. An exceptional and very rare multiple. Cert. Comex (2014) Edifil 10+10o/Scott = $ 1'550+.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Simon, Corinphila sale 194, Nov 2014, lot 5353.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5366 Cuba

    US Occupation 1898/99: 5 c. on 1 m. orange-brown, a used horizontal pair each stamp (positions 1-2) showing variety "Surcharge Inverted", tied to small piece by Puerto Principe cds in black. Minor aging but a wonderful and unique multiple Scott = $ 1'200++.rnrnProvenance: Collections Tows, Juhring.rn                   Collection Peter Robertson, Christies, New York, March 1998, lot 2053.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5367 Cuba

    US Occupation 1898/99: 5 c. on ½ m. blue-green, a single example with large marginal selvedge at left, surcharge type (g), positions 1-2-3 with 1-2 in selvedge, lightly tied to piece by Puerto Principe circular datestamps (Jan 1, 1899) in black. Some minor aging but unique. Signed Bloch.rnrnProvenance: Collections Andreini, Brock, Tows, Juhringrn                   Collection Peter Robertson, Christies, New York, March 1998, lot 2073.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5368 Cuba

    US Occupation 1899 (Jan 2-10): 1 c. on USA 1 c. yellow-green, an unused block of 49 (7 x 7) from the lower left corner of the sheet showing Plate Number 773 at left and at base and full 'Bureau, Engraving & Printing' imprint at left and at base, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Scott = $ 550+.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5369 Cuba

    1905: Lighthouse 49 c. Booklet with magenta covers, containing four panes of six of the 2 c. rose (Scott 234a) with each stamp overprinted italic SPECIMEN diagonally and the cover overprinted SPECIMEN in larger font in black. Superb and very scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5370 Cuba

    1905: Lighthouse 49 c. Booklet with vermilion covers, containing four panes of six of the 2 c. rose (Scott 234a) with each stamp overprinted italic SPECIMEN diagonally and the cover overprinted SPECIMEN in larger font in black. Superb and very scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5371 Cuba

    1905: Lighthouse 25 c. Booklet with purple covers, containing two panes of six of the 2 c. rose (Scott 234a) with each stamp overprinted italic SPECIMEN diagonally and the cover overprinted SPECIMEN in larger font in black. Superb and scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5372 Cuba

    1914: Map issue, Die Proofs on toned paper printed by the 'La Moderna Poesia' in Havana, recess by J.L. Rodriguez; seven examples from 1 c. to $ 1 without the 8 c. value, with 1 c. in green, 2 c. in myrtle, 3 c. in lake, 5 c. in red, 10 c. in lake, 50 c. in green and the $ 1 value in carmine; fresh and fine, a scarce assembly.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5373 Cuba

    1914: Map Issue, the complete set of eight values, all in imperforate blocks of eight with matching printer's centre-line arrow at top on each, folded between the two panes but unobtrusive, small scissor cuts in margin only at left, otherwise superb and of great scarcity, unmounted og. Rare Scott = $ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5374 Cuba

    1930 (March 15): Second Central American Games, the set of five Die Proofs for the issued values from 1 c. to 20 c., all printed in black by the Impresora de Cuba (engraved initially by the Security Banknote Co. in Philadelphia), the lower three values being individual Dies, the 10 c. and 20 c. being composite, three with file numbers and year date at base in black, each overprinted CANCELLED in violet and adhered to card for protection. Unique.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5375 Cuba

    1937 (Oct 13-15): Writers & Artists set of 23 values complete incl. Airmail & Express, all in unused interpanneau blocks of four, the lower values from 1 c. to 10 c. showing the tête-bêche format, largely fresh and fine, one or two with minor bends, superb og. or unmounted og. A scarce set in multiples - the issue was on sale for three days only and thereafter withdrawn.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5376 Dominican Republic

    1841 (Dec 30): Entire letter from Santo Domingo to London, the ship blown off course and struck with fancy framed "CUBA" oval handstamp in black, landed in Ireland with "COVE" datestamp (Feb 9, 1842) in black. Dublin diamond transit and London arrival cds in red (Feb 12) on reverse, where rated '2/3d.' to pay in manuscript. A most unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5377 Dominican Republic

    1880: Composite Proof sheet on thin paper printed in blue, the upper three horizontal rows with 1 peso, 10 c., 5 c., 2 c. and 1 c. values; the lower two rows with 1 peso, 75 c., 50 c., 25 c. and 20 c. values. Fresh and very fine unused without gum - with a most interesting off-set on reverse possibly from the sheet stored below.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5378 Dominican Republic

    1881: 5 c. blue on white postal stationery envelope, H&G B3, a used example to Germany endorsed 'por Vapor Español via Porto Rico & St. Thomas', up-rated with 1885/91 1 c. green, 2 c. vermilion pair and 10 c. orange all tied by Santo Domingo datestamps in greenish-blue. Reverse with Bremen arrival cds (Nov 2) in black. A scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5379 Dominican Republic

    1895: 5 c. blue, a single and three pairs, used on 1896 registered/AR cover to Brussels all tied by 'Puerto Plata' datestamps in violet (Dec 21) with black on orange "R / Avis de Reception" label on front and 'New York' registration label alongside. Reverse with New York transit (Jan 4, 1897) and Brussels arrival datestamp. Scarce and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5380 Dominican Republic

    1881: 3 c. red postal stationery card, H&G 8, sent registered to Germany and up-rated with 1885 10 c. orange tied by oval FRANCA in blue. Framed registration and 'Correos / Puerto Plata' cds in blue at left (March 15, 1890) and thence via French Paquebot with octagonal LIGNE F / PAQ. FR. No. 1 datestamp (March 17) in black (Salles fig. 1601). Reply half detached, a fine usage.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5381 Dominican Republic

    1885/91: 20 c. dark brown, a single example used on 1894 registered cover to Hamburg tied by 'Correos / Puerto Plata' cds (Oct 3) in violet. Framed 'R / Republica Dominicana' cachet at left and 'Dansk / Westindien' registration cachet applied in St. Thomas in red. Reverse with St. Thomas cds (7/10) and Hamburg / Poseldorf arrival (25/10) in black. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5382 Dominican Republic

    1902: 1 c. black & green, three examples used on viewside of 1902 postcard to Belgium (San Pedro de Macoris) tied by 'Correos / S.P. de Macoris' duplexes in violet (May 9). New York transit in black (May 19) alongside and reverse with Charleroi arrival (May 27). An attractive card.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5383 Dominican Republic

    1904 (Aug 16): 1 c. on Official 20 c. yellow & black, five examples used on 1905 cover from Azua to USA endorsed 'per SS Seminole', tied by Azua 'clock' datestamps in black. Reverse with Santo Domingo 'clock' datestamp (Feb 9) and St. Louis arrival cds (Feb 26) in black. A scarce issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5384 Dominican Republic

    1905: Provisional 5 c. on 20 c. dark brown, a horizontal strip of four used on 1905 registered cover to Gwelo, Southern Rhodesia tied by Santo Domingo 'clock' datestamps (May 11) in black, with registered label below. Reverse with London transit (June 7) in red and Gwelo arrival in black. A fine early usage of the issue to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5385 Dominican Republic

    1944: "Era De Trujillo" 25 pesos Booklet, with black on orange stapled covers, with 24 panes of four Airmail 25 c. orange & carmine (Communications Building) with interleaving and one pane missing. Extremely rare - the first example this describer has seen, with just 20 Booklets issued in total.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5386 Dominican Republic

    1881: 5 c. blue on white postal stationery envelope, H&G B3, a used example endorsed 'pr. Delaware' to Grand Turk, Turks Islands cancelled by oval framed FRANCA and 'Correos / Puerto Plata' cds (July 12, 1889) in violet. 'Turks-Islands' arrival cds (Aug 5) in black at left and reverse with 'NY Foreign Transit' cds (July 22) in black. An unusual usage and destination.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5387 Dominican Republic

    1881: 10 c. rose on white postal stationery envelope, H&G B4b, a used example to Germany endorsed 'por Vapor G.W.Clyde' cancelled by 'Correos / Santo Domingo' cds (Jan 11, 1888) in violet. Reverse with London transit (Feb 9) and Oschatz arrival cds (Feb 11) in black.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5388 Dominican Republic

    1881: 10 c. rose on white postal stationery envelope, H&G B4b, a used example to London cancelled by oval framed FRANCA and 'Correos / Puerto Plata' cds (Aug 10, 1885) in violet. Underpaid with 'T' marking in same ink and probably found to be double weight, reverse with St. Thomas cds (21/8), and 'Maida Hill' arrival cds (Sept 8) and seeminly remaining un-taxed. An unusual usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5389 Dominican Republic

    1881: 40 c. brown on white postal stationery envelope, H&G B9, a used example sent registered to Germany, cancelled by oval framed FRANCO with 'Correos / Puerto Plata' cds (Dec 23, 1890) and registration handstamp all in blue. New York registration label on front and reverse with New York transit (Jan 9, 1891) and Dusseldorf arrival cds (Jan 22). A very scarce envelope used.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5390 Ecuador

    1803 (March 24): Colonial entire letter from Guayaquil to Quito rated '2' in manuscript with fine condensed GVAYAQUI straight line handstamp in red (Harris type 2). Holes at left where stitched into the archive, a scarce and early entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5391 Ecuador

    1842: Registered cover sent prepaid from Cuenca to Guayaquil, struck with oval framed "CUENCA / FRANCA" and superb strike of rare "Certificacion à Cuenca / Salio en 3 de Abril de 1842" both struck in red, the latter with date inserted in manuscript (Harris types 9+10). Receipted internally, a fine and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5392 Ecuador

    1865: ½ r. ultramarine, a used example with large margins all round, used on 1869 entire letter to Cuenca tied by fine strike of rare diamond framed "LOJA" handstamp in red. Fresh and very fine entire in the foremost quality.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5393 Ecuador

    1865: ½ r. blue and an irregular block of five 1 r. yellow on white wove paper, margins just clear on the ½ r. and the block with large margins all round, used on circa 1870 judicial cover to Riobamba endorsed '11¾ ozs.' at top, cancelled by AMBATO datestamps (July 18) in black. It would appear the Postal authorities forgave the additional ¾ ounce in this instance. Fresh and fine, a most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5394 Ecuador

    1865/72: ½ r. ultramarine, single example used with two 1 r. green horizontal pairs, all with good to large margins all round, tied to 1866 judicial folded cover to Riobamba by three strikes of the "Quito / Franca" circular despatch datestamp (March 7) in black. Third 1 real with "ECUADUR" plate variety. A fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5395 Ecuador

    1865/72: 1 r. orange-buff, a used block of four with large margins all round, tied to folded cover front to Riobamba by three strikes of the Guaranda lozenge of dots obliterator in black. Minor crease does not greeatly affect the appearance of a scarce multiple.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5396 Ecuador

    1865: 1 r. yellow-orange, an unused block of forty-five (9 x 5) from the top of sheet, large margins all round and of rich colour, one minor unobtrusive vertical crease otherwise superb, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5397 Ecuador

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    1872: Entire letter from Guayaquil to Lima, Peru franked with horizontal pair of 1865/72 1 r. yellow, margins touched to fine, tied by single strike of dotted FRANCA lozenge in black. Carried on French Paquebot and additionally franked  by France 1863/70 30 c. grey brown horizontal pair tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with octagonal GUAYAQUIL / PAQ. FR. F. No. 2 datestamp (May 4) beautifully struck in black (Salles fig. 1383) at base of cover. Carried on the 'Ville de Brest' and reverse with circular LIGNE F / PAQ. FR. No. 2 datestamp in black and smudged Lima arrival cds. A most attractive and very rare entire. Cert. Brun (2014).rnrnProvenance: Collection Hugo Goeggel, Corinphila sale 191, 18-20 November 2014, lot 813.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5398 Ecuador

    1865: 1 r. dark green, an unused block of four in a magnificent deep shade, ample to large margins all round, positions 4-5 / 13-14 on the sheet of 90 subjects, first stamp (position 4) showing Plate Flaw "Double Frameline" at base, one or two minor bends and trivial aging on large part og., hinged to card for display. A wonderful and extremely rare multiple with a defective block of fourteen (ex Crown Point) and just two blocks of four of this stamp recorded in mint condition, this being the finer. An exhibition item.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Crown Point', Corinphila sale 131, Oct 2001, lot 6708.rn                   Collection Hugo Goeggel, Corinphila sale 178, Feb 2013, lot 4219.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5399 Ecuador

    1865/72: 1 r. green, a used horizontal pair and a horizontal strip of three, tied to August 7, 1867 folded cover to Guaranda endorsed '9½' grams at upper right, all tied by neat "RIOBAMBA" datestamps (Oct 8) in black. One stamp showing doubled outer frameline and another with broken outer frame at right. Docketed on reverse on despatch. A fine and most attractive cover. Signed Holcombe, Raybaudi.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5400 Ecuador

    1865: 1 r. green, a block of six in a deep shade, used on 1867 folded cover to Latacunga, the block with margins clear to fine all round and imperceptibly touched on just one stamp, positions 64-65 / 73-74 / 82-83, all tied by 64 dot lozenge and two strikes of the circular 'Guaranda' datestamp (Jan 30) in black. Manuscript notation '12 oz.' alongside and thus correctly rated. A delightful and very rare multiple on letter.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Hugo Goeggel, Corinphila sale 178, 27 Feb 2013, lot 4231.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF
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