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URUGUAY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1365 O 120a 120a, 1895 25c Liberty, Center Inverted, used, deep rich colors, just a small portion of a c.d.s. postmark at top right leaving the central inverted vignette almost cancel
free, very fine it is believed that only 40 examples were sold at a post#120a, 1895 25c Liberty, Center Inverted, used, deep rich colors, just a small portion of a c.d.s. postmark at top right leaving the central inverted vignette almost cancel free, very fine; it is believed that only 40 examples were sold at a post office counter before the error was discovered, and the remaining mint copies were destroyed, of the 40 that were used, only a small percentage were recovered and saved, making this an exceptionally rare error. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1366 ogbl 174a-76a 174a-76a, 1908 1c-5c Cruiser Montevideo, Centers Inverted, an extremely rare set of mint blocks of four of these striking error stamps, strong colors on all three blocks, well
centered, o.g., the 1c block with a couple of h.r.s reinforcing so#174a-76a, 1908 1c-5c Cruiser "Montevideo", Centers Inverted, an extremely rare set of mint blocks of four of these striking error stamps, strong colors on all three blocks, well centered, o.g., the 1c block with a couple of h.r.'s reinforcing some separated roulettes, just the faintest trace of gum toning on a few stamps, overall very fine; we have never seen these inverts in blocks before now. (Image) $3,600.00+

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1367 P 178P var. 178P var., 1909 2c Port of Montevideo, Center Inverted, large die proof on watermarked stamp paper, measuring 65x54mm, light stain in left margin, otherwise very fine a most
unusual inverted center proof.#178P var., 1909 2c Port of Montevideo, Center Inverted, large die proof on watermarked stamp paper, measuring 65x54mm, light stain in left margin, otherwise very fine; a most unusual inverted center proof. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
VENEZUELA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1368 O 23e 23e, 1871 2c Yellow, Frame Inverted, a handsome appearing used example of this rare classic error, four ample to full margins all around, wonderfully bright vibrant color,
neat small portions of manuscript cancels, faint trace of a horizontal cr#23e, 1871 2c Yellow, Frame Inverted, a handsome appearing used example of this rare classic error, four ample to full margins all around, wonderfully bright vibrant color, neat small portions of manuscript cancels, faint trace of a horizontal crease, as well as a small pinpoint erosion of the paper caused by manuscript canceling ink, very fine appearance. (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1369 Obl 23e 23e, 1871 2c Yellow, Frame Inverted, another example of this rarity, but being the top right corner stamp in a used block of four surrounded by normal stamps, margins range
from just cutting frame lines at a couple of points to quite full (e#23e, 1871 2c Yellow, Frame Inverted, another example of this rarity, but being the top right corner stamp in a used block of four surrounded by normal stamps, margins range from just cutting frame lines at a couple of points to quite full (especially considering how little space was provided for between stamps), radiantly fresh color, very light oval postmark at bottom left, as well as just the smallest portion of a manuscript cancel at top right, overall fine; an important classic multiple, of which very few are known containing the inverted frame se-tenant with normal stamps. (Image) $3,000.00+

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1370 O 33b 33b, 1871 15R Green, Frame Inverted, a superb appearing example of this classic error stamp, possessing margins of exceptional size all around, bright color on fresh paper,
neat two line manuscript cancel, small thin, nonetheless of extremely fi#33b, 1871 15R Green, Frame Inverted, a superb appearing example of this classic error stamp, possessing margins of exceptional size all around, bright color on fresh paper, neat two line manuscript cancel, small thin, nonetheless of extremely fine appearance; one of just a few recorded examples, and certainly one of the most eye appealing; clear 1966 PF certificate. (Image) $6,500.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1371 ogbl 33b 33b, 1871 15R Green, Frame Inverted, another example of this rarity, but being the top right corner stamp in a magnificent mint block of four surrounded by normal stamps,
extraordinarily bright and fresh, large to huge margins including a la#33b, 1871 15R Green, Frame Inverted, another example of this rarity, but being the top right corner stamp in a magnificent mint block of four surrounded by normal stamps, extraordinarily bright and fresh, large to huge margins including a large sheet margin at right, as well as showing portions of other adjoining stamps, full o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; this unique mint block is one of the most famous and important classic multiples in Venezuelan philately; last seen at auction in 1968 where Mr. Cunliffe acquired it in the sale of the fabulous Josiah K. Lilly collection, where it realized an impressive $5,250.00 against a then catalog value of $4,500.00. (Image) $8,000.00+

SOLD for $14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1372 Obl 33b 33b, 1871 15R Green, Frame Inverted, a third example of this rarity, but being the bottom right corner stamp in a used block of four surrounded by normal stamps, margins range
from just cutting the frame lines in a couple of places to rather#33b, 1871 15R Green, Frame Inverted, a third example of this rarity, but being the bottom right corner stamp in a used block of four surrounded by normal stamps, margins range from just cutting the frame lines in a couple of places to rather large for the issue, bright color, cancelled solely by one complete strike, and part of a second, of a blue oval business sender's cachet, overall fine and most impressive; a marvelous classic multiple. (Image) $6,500.00+

SOLD for $12,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
VIETNAM
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1373 nhbl 312 var. 312 var., 1967 1.50pi Vase and basket, Black Basket Inverted, an aye-arresting top left corner sheet-margin block of foursix of this very scarce invert, in addition to having
the basket inverted, the basic portion of the design in greenish blue#312 var., 1967 1.50pi Vase and basket, Black Basket Inverted, an aye-arresting top left corner sheet-margin block of four/six of this very scarce invert, in addition to having the basket inverted, the basic portion of the design in greenish blue and carmine is strongly shifted to the bottom right, creating spectacular errors on each individual stamp, quite unlike any other we have seen, o.g., n.h., very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
BALANCE OF THE CUNLIFFE COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1374 PogOblc   The fascinating and diverse balance of the Robert H. Cunliffe Collection of Inverted Stamps of the World, an extraordinarily desirable and exciting balance of a legendary collection, being all of the foreign (non-United States) stamps Mr. Cunliffe collected over five decades, primarily consisting of the lower and medium priced items, but filled with a few thousand items, each selected for having some portion of the design being inverted, predominantly inverted centers, but there are many other items as well, as seen throughout this catalog, such as inverted numerals on the reverse of the classic stamps of Greece, or inverted network background on stamps from the German Occupation of Alsace and Lorraine, there are several specialty items as well, including proofs and some covers, material from all four corners of the world are represented, with strong sections of Italian areas, Latin America, Russia, etc., most of the stamps are either neatly mounted in two albums or placed neatly in stockcards or on old sales sheets, plus there is a little unsorted material; suffice it to say, there has never been a collection lot filled with so many inverted stamps sold as a single lot, as such it represents the perfect opportunity to begin an exceptional collection of this, the most popular stamps in philately; condition overall is relatively high, with not a lot of faulty stamps, largely fine-very fine; examination is essential to fully appreciate this usual opportunity. Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $32,500.00
Will close during Public Auction


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