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United States Stamps continued...

PUERTO RICO EARLY POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1261 c S.G. #CC1 imageS.G. #CC1, Black "Paid at/San Juan Porto Rico" Crowned Circle, an unusually clear and attractive strike of this scarce marking on folded 1857 entire letter to Madrid, Spain, in combination franking with choice Cuba 1/2r Greenish black with four extra-large margins (Scott #9 var), most interestingly this cover either did not go through the Puerto Rican post office or if it did they forgot to apply that post office's markings, as the stamp is tied by French transit c.d.s. and a Spanish blue oval grid which was quite likely applied on arrival in Madrid, lovely British "San Juan Porto-Rico/SP 21/1857" double-arc c.d.s. on the reverse, via London with "Paid" c.d.s. and "PP" in circle, then via France to Spain where backstamped, ms. "1/11" British rate, extremely fine; not only is this an unusual and rare usage, but the condition is outstanding with all markings, both front and back, well struck and attractive, magnificent condition rarely found on these covers; Francisco Graus certificate. (Image) Est. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1262 c S.G. #CC1 imageS.G. #CC1, Black "Paid at/San Juan Porto Rico" Crowned Circle, a sharp and particularly clear strike of this scarce marking on folded 1857 entire letter to Cadiz, Spain, in combination franking with two Cuba 1/2r Greenish blue (Scott #9a), each with four well clear to huge margins, one showing portion of right sheet margin (trivial crease at left), tied by black oval cancels with blue double circle cancel of the General Post Office in San Juan at right, nicely struck British "San Juan Porto-Rico/NO 13/1857" double-arc c.d.s. on the reverse, ms. "2/2" British rate, via London with small "Paid" c.d.s., then directly to Spain where backstamped Cadiz, extremely fine; an unusual franking of 1r local Puerto Rican postage instead of 1/2r which was normal at this period, plus its marvelous condition made it a featured item in the 1988 "Murcia" Spain auction, where this cover realized $8,538.00 even noting the trival crease; ex-Glassow, "Murcia". (Image) Est. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1263 c S.G. #CC1 imageS.G. #CC1, Black "Paid at/San Juan Porto Rico" Crowned Circle, magnificent strike of a marking that is rarely clear or complete, on folded cover to Rivadeo, Spain, in combination franking with Cuba 1/2r Blue (Scott #12), barely touching at bottom to large margins, tied by blue oval cancel with matching clear "E. De Mayaguez/Puerto Rico/27 Ago 58" double circle c.d.s., British "San Juan Porto-Rico/AU 29/1858" double-arc c.d.s. on the reverse, ms. "1/11" British rate, via London with "Paid" c.d.s. and "PP" in circle, then via France to Spain where backstamped, extremely fine and choice cover; in addition to remarkably clear and attractive markings, this posting from the other end of the island is far scarcer than those originating from San Juan. (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1264 c S.G. #CC1 imageS.G. #CC1, Red "Paid at/San Juan Porto Rico" Crowned Circle, a stunning and perfect strike of this exceptionally pretty marking that is virtually never found this choice, on 1860 folded entire letter to Palma de Mallorca, in combination franking with Cuba 1r Pale yellow green (Scott #13a), small faults to top where affixed close to edge, tied by black oval cancel of the San Juan post office, light British "San Juan Porto-Rico/JY 12/1860" double-arc c.d.s. on the reverse, ms. "2/3" British rate and similar "4" Puerto Rican rate, via London with small "Paid" c.d.s., backstamped, extremely fine and an unbelievably attractive example of the British red Crowned Circle, perfect for exhibition; ex-Glassco, Willcocks. (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1265 O Cuba #10, 12 imageCuba #10, 12, 1856 1r Gray green and 1857 1/2r Blue, mostly large margins including portion of top sheet margin on the 1/2r (trace of edge toning to stamps), tied by black oval grid of San Juan on official cover front with large oval official cachet, to Luquillo, "Puerto Rico/13 Jul 61" cds and bold "1 1/2" rate handstamp, very fine; official usages are almost invariably only fronts and are collected as such; a rare and desirable usage. (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $525.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1266 c Cuba #18 imageCuba #18, 1864 1/2r Green, an impressive franking of eight singles on entire folded letter to Cadiz, Spain, seven with clear to large margins that is configured like a horizontal strip of seven, eighth is just into the frame at bottom right and slightly affected by light horizontal file fold in cover, all tied together and additionally tied to the cover by attractive black "Franco" framed handstamp, strong "Puerto Rico/10 Feb 67" c.d.s. of the post office at San Juan, red "4R" rate hs., red London transit on the reverse and backstamped, extremely fine; a lovely and rare franking with great eye appeal; ex-Lea Leonard. (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1267 O Cuba #19 imageCuba #19, 1864 1/2r Green on pale rose, single franking tied to official cover front (as always) to Corozal by nice strike of the black oval cancel of San Juan, stamp has clear to huge margins all around, "Puerto-Rico/17 Abr 67" double circle cds, unusually distinct official cachet of the Capitan General of Puerto Rico, very fine. (Image) Est. 100-150

SOLD for $55.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1268 c Cuba #19 imageCuba #19, 1864 1/2r Green on pale rose an absolutely phenomenal horizontal strip of six, possessing large even margins all around, plus intense deep colors, on attractive and exceptionally clean entire folded letter to Cadiz, Spain, three centrally struck light oval cancels of the post office at San Juan with nice "Puerto-Rico/ 26 Dic 67" double circle c.d.s. at bottom right, matching black framed "Franco" and red "2R" handstamps, on the reverse is a red London transit and Cadiz backstamp, extremely fine showpiece; the spectacular condition of this cover can not be over emphasized, certainly ranking among the prettiest covers in philately; 1986 PF certificate. (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1269 c Cuba #39 imageCuba #39, 1869 10c Red brown, attractive horizontal strip of four, quite well centered, unobtrusive trace of perf. toning, on folded mourning cover to Barcelona, with two strikes of black oval cancel of the San Juan post office and just tied by matching black "Franco" hs., "Puerto Rico/10 Set 69" c.d.s. at left, on the reverse is a small black "Porto-Rico/SP 11 69" c.d.s. of the British post office in Puerto Rico, plus red London transit and backstamped, opening tear to backflap, very fine and scarce usage; ex-Lea Leonard. (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
PUERTO RICO LITERATURE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1270 Spanish Puerto Rico postal history literature lot, including one handbook A Caribbean Neptune: The Maritime Postal Communications of the Greater & Lesser Antilles in the 19th Century by Robert G. Stone, 1993, also nine auction catalogs starting with "The Glassco Collection" of British Post Offices Abroad, Robson Lowe, 1969, with prices realized, plus six other name sales from the 1983 "Windsor" Collection of British Foreign Post Offices of Harmers of New York to the 1999 Gallagher/Rudman Puerto Rico by Nutmeg Stamp Sales, all but two with prices realized, also two Soler & Llach catalogs and seven sets of various tear-sheets relating to Puerto Rico, fine-very fine and very useful information for a difficult area. Est. 100-150

SOLD for $150.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
UNITED STATES LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1271 ogO Valuable mostly mint collection balance to 1940 in two White Ace albums, loaded with better stamps throughout, not only is there an excellent run of single stamps, but there are duplicated selections of some issues (often on the better values) as well as blocks, the 1847-1869 period is mixed mint and used, and contains high value stamps such as used #1, 12 and 122, while mint/unused is represented by #39, 72 and other higher cataloging stamps, the Bank Note period is especially valuable, with many mint stamps to be found, from the 1880's onward the collection is nearly all mint, with the duplication starting in the late Bank Note issues, the commemoratives are quite strong, with two sets of the Columbians, one lacking only the $4.00 and the other complete to the $2.00, plus blocks to the 50c, two sets of Trans-Mississippis to the $1.00 plus blocks to the 10c, nearly all of the later commemoratives present in both singles and blocks, Bureau issues to $5.00, plus there are better booklet panes from this era, nice group of Washington-Franklin heads, with most of the sets complete or nearly so to the dollar values, plus some duplication on the perf. 11 issues including two 5c double-errors in blocks on twelve, just about complete from 1922-1940, air posts complete, with two of all of the early issues including the Graf Zeppelin set, special deliveries complete plus extra early values, nice run of postage dues, with many cataloging several hundred dollars apiece, also Offices in China and parcel posts complete, the collection concludes with a complete and above average group of Confederate States general issues, the condition on the earliest stamps is a little mixed, although pleasant surprises will be found, from the Bank Notes onward the quality improves, although there are some small faults in this period, there are many very fine stamps as well, including several never hinged; a tremendous lot whose catalog value (as well as retail value) will be extraordinarily high; 35 PF certificates accompany. Est. 30,000-40,000

SOLD for $52,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1272 ogO Valuable accumulation of many hundreds of mostly mint stamps, blocks or plate blocks on stockards and sales pages, loaded with better items throughout, for instance there are no less than 23 dollar value Columbians, as well as other popular high cataloging stamps, several stamps with certificates (both "good" and "bad" certs), all values of the Pan-American issue are present in large quantities, as is the same for the first air post set, numerous other medium priced stamps in useful quantities, note #518 among the plate blocks, some modern issues including errors, there are just way too many better stamps to list, condition ranges from stamps with small faults to extremely fine gems, therefore inspection is paramount to properly evaluate this impressive holding. Est. 20,000-30,000

SOLD for $30,000.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1273 O 1, 2 #1, 2, 1847 Issue used accumulation of nineteen singles and two pairs of the 5c value, and 23 singles of the 10c value, five of each value are pen cancelled, some better cancels though no premiums were added in the catalog value, most are three or four margin examples, a couple are defective and some others with small faults, still a highly saleable group of these popular first issues, which are rarely offered in such large quantities. $40,775.00

SOLD for $11,000.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1274 ogO Mint and used collection offered intact as received in a Scott album, 1847-1972, 19th century mostly used and includes #1 and #2, plus some other better values including unused, much of the value is in the mint from 1893 onward, with not only single stamps, but many blocks and booklet panes will also be found, includes $2.00 and $4.00 Columbians, Bureau issues to $2.00 mint and $5.00 used, 1903 Issue to $5.00 plus blocks to 15c, excellent group of mint Washington-Franklin including many blocks, coil pairs (a mix of genuine and fakes), also back-of-the-book issues including special deliveries, postage dues, parcel posts, revenues and even some possessions, condition is mixed but there are plenty of clean saleable stamps to be found, much of the mint is o.g., some n.h., mainly fine-very fine appearance. Est. 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $15,000.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1275 ogO Mostly mint 19th century balance in a Schaubek hingeless album, while sparse in places, there are better mint or unused stamps to be found throughout, particularly from the Bank Note era, also note used #1 and mint #3-4, later issues including Bureau issues to $2.00 and 1903 Issue to $2.00, as well as some early 20th century commemoratives, regular issues and first air post issue, somewhat mixed condition but nearly all with fine-very fine appearance; close inspection is advised, as there is more value here than first appears. Est. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1276 ogO Mint and used collection to 1976 in a Scott album, 19th century mostly used including a pair of #1, #122 and other high values, later issues mixed mint and used including Columbians to the $3.00 and some useful regular issues, air posts complete less the Graf Zeppelins, and a little bit of other back-of-the-book, mixed condition, generally fine-very fine appearance. Est. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1277 ogngO 9/205, O16 #9/205, O16, Small Balance of the John C. Chapin collection, consists of a total of 68 stamps including several pairs, mostly mint or unused plus a few early used and a few that appear unused but are faintly cancelled, overall this group is surprisingly attractive with generally quite nice centering, testifying to Mr. Chapin's eye for attractive stamps, a sampling of some the better items we note include used #19b and #27, mint examples of #37, 64b and 78, plus regummed examples of #138 with split grill and #166, both well centered and attractive, faults are present, often being such things as disturbed gum or regummed, but usually the flaws are quite unobtrusive, even so catalog value is very high and one will find many very desirable stamps, examination will prove worthwhile; accompanied by 22 PF certificates and one 2003 PSE certificate. Est. 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $19,000.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1278 og/nhBP 11/1229a, C1/QE4a #11/1229a, C1/QE4a, Valuable quality mint collection balance of several hundred different in two Lighthouse albums, collection starts with a very modest selection of 19th century through the Bank Notes, it becomes serious with the late Bank Notes of the 1880's and lacks only a couple of lower values of having the Small Bank Notes complete, scattered (but quality) low value Columbians and Trans-Mississippis are present, plus a $2.00 Columbian and $1.00 Trans-Mississippi, also nice Bureau issues including several dollar values, 20th century is more comprehensive with many premium stamps present including excellent booklets panes throughout (usually n.h.), most commemoratives are complete starting with the 1901 Pan-Americans, Washington-Franklin issues are particularly nice with many well centered stamps and some never hinged, coils are collected in line pairs, some of a dubious nature not counted, after that regular issues and commemoratives are virtually complete to the 1960's starting with a never hinged set of the 1922-25 Issue, the collector was especially conscious of varieties and extra examples showing these will be found through out, air mails are complete to the 1990's including the Zeppelin issues, parcel posts are virtually complete, plus a nice range of quality postage dues from early to present, offices in China are complete less #K15-16, includes a smattering of better officials, and parcel posts and parcel post dues cplt., finally a quality group of nine different CSA, this collector had an eye for quality and normally selected fresh and well centered stamps, a few faults will occasionally be discovered, and once in a while a regummed stamp got past him, overall the collection uniformly has o.g. including the 19th century, and never hinged stamps are found throughout, being much more regular in the later issues, most are fine-very fine; a valuable collection worthy of careful examination; accompanied by 22 PF or PSE certificates. Est. 15,000-20,000

SOLD for $32,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1279 ogO 11/1240, C2/QE4 #11/1240, C2/QE4, Mint and used collection of several hundred in two Lighthouse albums, starts with only a modest amount of 19th century which is largely used, includes Columbians mint to the 30c, Trans-Mississippis complete mint to the 50c, plus Pan-Americans cplt. and many later commemoratives, regular issues are mostly used through the 1902-03 Issue and mixed mint and used through the Washington-Franklin issues, includes a mint set of the 1922-26 Issue, plus later rotary press issues, Kans. and Nebr. cplt., 1938 Presidentials and Liberty Series complete mint, also includes air posts, special delivery, parcel posts and other back-of-the-book issues, o.g. or used, condition is mixed in the true sense of that word, on the one hand there are just fine stamps and some with faults, much of the used fits in that category, but on the other hand there are also mint stamps that are extremely fine and sometimes never hinged which are very desirable making this a worthwhile collection and well worth examining; accompanied by nine PF certificates. Est. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM
1280 ogO 14/702, C1/QE4 #14/702, C1/QE4, The high quality balance of the Dr. Robert N. Silva collection, neatly arranged in a Lighthouse hingeless album, the early issues are fairly sparse, with a smattering of mint, unused and used stamps, the value really comes in strong from 1879 onward, and the collection is practically all mint from there, loaded with medium priced regular, commemorative and back-of-the-book stamps cataloging up to several hundred dollars apiece, the quality of the collection is very high, with most stamps having been purchased on an individual basis with an eye for centering, color and overall visual appeal, in fact there are only a handful of stamps in the entire collection with any kind of faults (and these faults are very minor), nearly every stamp will grade at least very fine, with a high percentage being extremely fine, and some really choice gems will be found among the lower cataloging items, nearly all with o.g. and a good many are never hinged, there are even some collateral items such as two Great Britain Penny Blacks and some Columbian Exposition tickets; not only will the total catalog value add up to an impressive number, but many of the stamps will retail in excess of their catalog value; 70 PF and 4 PSE certificates accompany, almost all from the 1990's. Est. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $26,000.00
Closing..Nov-05, 05:00 PM

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