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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3385 image1939: Unissued 'Pan American Child Welfare Congress' progressive sunken Die Proof by the American Banknote Co., without value tablet or Die number, printed in black on card (114 x 96 mm.). Fine and rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3386 image1941: Central American Football Championships, unadopted artist's Essay for proposed 15 c. value, stamp size and handpainted on thick card, ex Wright Bank Note Co., Philadelphia archives. Unique. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3387 image1941 (May 9): Central American & Caribbean Football Championships, Postage set of nine progressive Proofs by the Columbian Bank Note Co., all imperforate and applied to thick brown card paper in green only (with uncoloured flags), including mock-up Master Die with values excised and seven with Duty Plates from 5 c. to 1 colon - the 25 c. with value tablet inserted in pencil. A splendid and extremely rare archival set Gi 282/289. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3388 image1946 (May 12): Postage Portraits, Josê María Alfaro 25 c. value, Large Format Die Proofs (2) by the American Banknote Co., the Master Die Proof printed in black without Duty plate at base and the completed design inset on card (152 x 226 mm.) printed in issued colour of bright blue, this last with file number '86830' and ABN imprint at base. Fine and rare Proofs Gi 343.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3389 image1945 (Oct): Essay by the American Banknote Co. for the 'Coffee' issue, 5 c. value in green using the Isla del Cocos design imperforate and applied to card (54 x 40 mm.) with CAFÉ DE COSTA RICA in black pasted above the value and pencil frame. Fine and rare, ex the ABN archives. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3390 image1942/43: Essays for the proposed Morazán issue by the American Banknote Co., unadopted designs (2) both hand-painted on thick card: with 2 colones value in blue, deep blue and black showing vignette of 'Mision de Orosi' and larger 5 colones Essay in green, deep green and black showing Morazán's death in front of a firing squad 'Fusilamiento de Morazán' in San Jose. Exquisite and unique.rn (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3391 imageIncoming Mail 1873/80: Great Britain 1 s. green, pl. 12, two examples used on 1876 cover to San Jose, Costa Rica endorsed 'per W.I.Mail, via Panama'; tied by London EC/96 duplexes in black (Oct 16). An unusual destination for British Mail of this period Gi 150. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3392 image1934 (April14): Airmail Issue - the four Large Format sunken Master Die Proofs for the two designs (228 x 152 mm.) by the American Banknote Co., with the Centavo Die Proofs (2) showing Ryan 'Brougham' over La Sabana Airport engraved in blue-green and in deep blue, the issued colours of the 5 c. and 20 c. values, without Duty Plates at base and with file number '75221' at top; the Colon Die Proofs (2) engraved in blue-green and in carmine, without Duty Plates at base and with file number '72552' at top. A superb and unique group. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3393 image1938 (Jan 11):Airmail set of four additional values, all in corner marginal blocks of four Imperforate, in issued colours, each with security punch-hole. These blocks were initial print runs where the stamps were finally checked, the 3 c. and 10 c. multiples showing manuscript markings for changes to be made prior to printing; some ink stains from this procedure; together with a matching perforated set of four from the top right of sheet all with security punch-hole, all unmounted og. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3394 image1939: 'VIII Congreso Panamericano del Niño', the proposed Airmail set of thirteen values (5 c. to 10 colones) printed by the American Banknote Co. but unissued; file sets (2) from the ABN archives, one set overprinted MUESTRA in black or red, one set overprinted SPECIMEN in red. Fresh and fine, unmounted og. Scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3395 image1940 (May 2): Opening of the International Airport 'La Sabana', American Banknote Co. sunken Die Proofs (3) imperforate and engraved on thick card (152 x 100 mm.) for 35 c. red-brown, 60 c. in red-orange and 2 col. 25 c. in turquoise-green in issued colours, all fresh and very fine with full imprints and file numbers 80790, 80791 and 80793 respectively. A rare and exceptional group. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3396 image1940 (Dec 17): 15 c. on Map Issue 25 c. orange, perf. 11½, an unused example with 'Aviación Panamericana' overprint upright in black (300 issued, signed Sanabria), a further example with variety "Surcharge Inverted", both large part og., and a further example of the inverted surcharge variety cancelled by 'Correo Aereo' datestamp in black. Extremely rare - just 100 stamps issued with the inverted surcharge Sanabria 75+75a. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3397 image1946 (May 12): Airmail Portrait issue Próspero Fernández 55 c., Large Format Die Proofs (2) by the American Banknote Co., the completed design inset on cards (152 x 226 mm.) printed in unissued colour of black and second example in plum, with file number '86814' and ABN imprint at base. Fine and rare Proofs Gi 351. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3398 image1947 (May 4/5): Airmail Football issue set of three values unused, surcharged "Habiliatdo C 0.15 / Decreto No. 16 de / 28 de abril de 1947" in black, all with variety "Surcharge Inverted", fresh and fine, large part og. Rare thus: Sanabria states just 150 sets possible Sanabria 188a/190a/Gi 432a/434a = unpriced. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3399 image1948 (July 20): 'Guerra de Liberation Nacional 1848', the airmail set of eight values, all in Plate Number sheet marginal blocks of six Imperforate, in issued colours, each with security punch-hole, with unmounted og. These blocks were initial print runs where the stamps were finally checked, the 20 c. and 35 c. multiples showing manuscript markings for changes to be made prior to printing; the blocks each have a crease, but of considerable rarity and most attractive. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3400 image1960 (March 7): 3rd Pan-American Football Tournament, perforated Colour Trial Proofs for unissued 30 c. value (as issued 35 c.) in orange, and 85 c. value printed in bright blue (issued in Prussian green), fresh and fine with normals for comparison, large part og. Rare, Moorhouse states 'possibly unique'. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3401 image1960 (Dec): Rome Olympics issue, an imperforate Presentation set of Essays (10) showing "₵" for "CTS" in values of the 1 c. to 85 c., fresh and fine, one or two wrinkles on large part og. Rare - according to the late Brian Moorhouse there are just two sets recorded. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3402 image1961 (June 12): First Continental Lawyer's Conference, Airmail, the set of imperforate photographic Proofs (7) by the State Printing Works of Vienna, with Aguilar 10 c. Proofs in purple and in blue, Brenes 10 c. Proofs in red and in claret, Gutiêrrez 25 c. Proof in violet and Herrera 25 c. Proofs in red-brown and in grey-brown. Scarce. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3403 image1878: Printed Invoice from San Jose to Alajuela for 'Cartas - $ 6.75, Impresos - $1.42 and total of $8.17' with figures in manuscript, without charges for 'Libros' and 'Encomiendas'; handstruck oval ADMON. GENERAL / DE CORREOS / DE / COSTA RICA cachet at left in black. A most unusual form. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3404 image1890: 2 c. green and 3 c. red on buff postal stationery cards (H&G 3+4), each used to Sweden, the 2 c. card up-rated with 1892 1 c. greenish blue; both cards cancelled by scarce CORREOS DE ARENAL on despatch, the 3 c. card with oval framed SAN CARLOS transit, both mailed via New York to Sweden with Stockholm arrivals. A charming pair. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM

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