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2007 Rarities of the World continued...

Foreign Countries
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
403 nh imageANDORRA, 1975, 80c Jesus on Cross, Inscription Omitted (236 var, Yvert 243a). Mint N.H., rich colors on bright paper, almost perfectly centered with wide margins all around, all text is missing

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF ANDORRA. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THIS DRAMATIC ERROR ARE KNOWN.

The stamp was printed in sheets of six. The other four may be lost to philately -- they have never been recorded.

With 1991 Calves certificate and with his backstamp. (Image)

E. 7,500-10,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
404 og imageARGENTINA, 1910, -1/2c-5p Centenary, Inverted Centers (160a-162a, 164a, 167a, 171a, 173a). The complete set of seven different, fresh colors, few small imperfections

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A LOVELY SET OF THESE SCARCE AND DESIRABLE ARGENTINIAN INVERTS.

On original hand-drawn watercolor exhibition page (Image)

5,050.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
405 og imageCOOK ISLANDS, 1932, 1p Brown Lake & Black, Inverted Center (85a, SG 100a). Centered to top, deep rich colors on bright paper

FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE COOK ISLANDS ONE-PENCE JAMES COOK ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.

Also incl. 2p with inverted center (86 var, SG 101 var.) which has been declared printer's waste that appeared on the market three years after the issuance of the series and was at one time listed by Gibbons, SG value £5,000 for the SG 100a (Image)

7,500.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
406 og imageDANZIG, 1920, 5m Slate & Carmine, Inverted Center and "Danzig" Ovpt. (15Aa, Michel 15BKI). Lightly hinged, centered left as are presumably all known genuine examples

FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 DANZIG 5-MARK SLATE AND CARMINE WITH INVERTED CENTER. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 20 WAS DISCOVERED OF THIS MAJOR INVERT RARITY.

Signed "S.A." (Spencer Anderson) in pencil. Michel value e18,000 (Image)

10,500.00

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
407° c image(ETHIOPIA) NAPIER EXPEDITION. Cover bearing horizontal strip of four and pair of India 1a Brown (22, SG 58) and 8p Lilac (19, SG 52), each stamp cancelled by neat strike of "F F" in diamond grid handstamp of Abyssinian Field Force on cover to Cheltenham, England, endorsed "Via Marseille", red "Field Force Post Office 9 FE 68" backstamp and matching "Paid" handstamp, receiving backstamp (Feb. 27), stamps with some trace of ink from red cancelling device, some edgewear affects stamps as does some toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COVER FROM THE NAPIER EXPEDITION. THIS COVER BEARS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF STAMPS OF ANY NAPIER EXPEDITION COVER. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.

According to Wikipedia.com, the British 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia was a punitive expedition against the Emperor of Ethiopia Emperor Tewodros II. Tewodros II had written to the British Government requesting their help in his wars with his neighbors. When he received no answer to his letter, he took offence and made a number of British officials and missionaries his prisoners. After the Queen's written appeal of April 1867 went unanswered, a force from the British and Indian armies was despatched under the command of Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Napier to free the captives. The force consisted of 13,000 British and Indian soldiers, 26,000 camp followers and over 40,000 animals, including 44 elephants. The force set sail from Bombay and landed at Zula on the Red Sea, and then marched 400 miles south to Tewodros' capital at Magdala. It took Napier's forces 3 months to trek over the mountainous terrain to the foot of the fortress. A battle took place outside this citadel on April 13, 1868, in which the defending forces were routed. Tewodros committed suicide to avoid capture, and the prisoners were released. (Image)

E. 4,000-5,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
408° c image(ETHIOPIA) NAPIER EXPEDITION. 1868 mourning cover bearing India 4a, Die II (26B, SG 71), tied by "F F" in diamond grid cancel of the Abyssinian Field Force and addressed to "Colonel Macintire C.B., Commanding Royal Artillery, Bangalore", endorsed "Via Bombay" at top left, back of cover with "Field Force Post Office 1 MY 68" rimless datestamp, Bombay (May 16) and red receiving datestamp (May 19), docketing also ties stamp, fresh and Fine, scarce usage (Image) E. 2,000-3,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
409 og imageFRANCE, 1852, 25c Blue, Frameline (11var, Yvert 10b). Original gum, h.r., large margins all around with sheet margin at left, deep rich color and detailed impression, tiny thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM FRAMELINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1852 25-CENT BLUE ISSUE.

With Brun and Calves backstamps. Scott Retail with no premium for the frameline $2,300.00. Yvert value (Image)

5,000.00

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
410 og imageFRANCE, 1862, 10c Bister (25, Yvert 21). Horizontal pair, original gum, barest trace of hinging, radiant color, single blind perf at bottom

FRESH AND FINE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED PAIR OF THE 1862 10-CENTIME BISTRE ISSUE.

With 1988 Calves certificate as block of four (no backstamp). Scott Retail $2,200.00 as singles. Yvert value as singles (Image)

3,600.00

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
411 og imageFRANCE, 1862, 20c Blue, Tete-Beche Pair (26a, Yvert 22b). With top and side corner selvage, original gum, small h.r. in selvage at top, bright color, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL CORNER SHEET SELVAGE TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 20-CENTIME 1862 ISSUE.

With 1989 Renon and 1991 Calves certificates. Purple Marchand backstamp. Scott Retail $3,300.00. Yvert value (Image)

4,500.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
412   imageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1, SG 2). Remarkable plate composite reconstruction of the 240 positions, from "AA" to "TL", attractively mounted twelve to a page (by row), most with red or black MC cancels, typical reconstruction quality but there are four-margin examples to be found

OVERALL FINE-VERY FINE. WITHOUT QUESTION CONSIDERABLE TIME WAS DEDICATED TO THIS ASSMBLAGE AND WOULD BE AN EQUALLY DAUNTING TASK IF ONE WERE TO ATTEMPT THIS RECONSTRUCTION TODAY. A GREAT SHOWING OF THE WORLD'S FIRST POSTAGE STAMP.

Catalogue values do not include any premiums for plates, plate varieties or shades. SG value £66,000 (Image)

66,000.00

SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
413 c imageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1, SG 2). AB, large margins to in, tied by red Maltese Cross cancel on 1p Black, Mulready entire to Manhested, neat "Dumfries AU 8, 1840" boxed backstamp, some slight edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, attractive use of the world's first postage stamp used on the world's first entire, with 1984 Diena certificate (Image) E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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