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Guatemala continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3485 image1871 (March 1): 5 c. bistre-brown, a single example used on 1872 entire letter to Ramon Rodriguez in Mazatenango tied by bold strike of numeral "1" obliterator in black with "Correos / Guatemala" circular datestamp alongside (June 8) struck in blue. A fine example of the reduced rate (from 6 to 5 centavos) introduced in late January 1872. Unrecorded in the Goodman census with just 7, perhaps eight single 5 c. frankings now known. Central file fold well away from the adhesive, a very rare and most attractive entire in the foremost quality. Cert. Moorhouse (2009). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3486 image1871 (March 1): Proof in pale milky blue for the 10 c. value, huge margins all round, cut from the second horizontal row of the composite Proof sheets of twelve subjects, fresh and fine, unused without gum. A scarce and most attractive pair. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3487 image1871 (March 1): 10 c. blue, Types I and II, an unused corner marginal block of sixteen (4 x 4), completely Imperforate from a rejected part sheet but with a wonderful clear impression, positions 117-120 / 147-150, with position 149 being Type I showing Wide "0" variety - being the sole posititon in the lower five rows thus, of deep fresh colour and with full original gum, defaced by diagonal manuscript pen line. The sole recorded corner block with both Types present and a remarkable and rare survivor. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3488 image1871 (March 1): 10 c. blue, Type II, wide "0", used on 1872 entire letter to Ramon Rodriguez in Mazatenango tied by bold strike of "1" numeral obliterator in black with "Correos / Guatemala" despatch datestamp (Oct 7) in blue alongside. Cleaned with slight corner bend to adhesive and file fold well away from the stamp. Just three covers are recorded (one listed in the Goodman handbook) with this stamp paying the internal double rate. A rare and particularly appealing entire. Cert. Moorhouse (2009).rnProvenance: Collection Mark Spycher, Nov 2008; Investphila, sale 15, Lugano, 17-18 April 2010, lot 548. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3489 image1871 (March 1): 20 c. rose, an unused block of eighty (10 x 8), marginal from top of sheet and typical trimmed margin at right, of excellent colour and wonderful appearance, the second largest recorded multiple (contrary to the Castilejo description of lot 1047), hinged on reverse to prevent separation, part to large part og. A great rarity of the Guatemala first issue. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3490 image1871 (March 1): 20 c. blue, perf. 14 x 13½, Error of Colour, a fine unused example, particularly well centred for the issue, minor vertical bend not affecting the appearance, large part og. Rare Scott = $ 350. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3491 image1873: 4 r. violet, perf. 11¾, an unused example from left of sheet, showing the vertical guideline outside the frame at left, perfectly centred and of fresh colour, small part og. A rare stamp so fine with just 20'000 issued. Signed A. Diena Gi 5 = £ 475/Scott = $ 675. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3492 image1873: Lithographed 4 r. dull red violet, used examples (3) with attractive example cancelled by Guatemala City "1" numeral in red; second example with slightly rough perfs. cancelled "9" of Mazatenango in black and marginal example with straight edge at left and showing the vertical guide line clearly, cancelled "25" numeral of Coban. Minor faults but a scarce group Scott = $ 525. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3493 image1873: 4 r. violet, single example used on 22 January 1877 entire letter endorsed 'par Steamer' to Marseille, written by a Ship's Captain and mailed at the port of San Josê de Guatemala, the adhesive remaining uncancelled. Carried to New York with cds (Feb 12) on front and '50' manuscript docketing in blue crayon noted and the stamp cancelled in blue crayon and circular 'T' marking applied (Guatemala had yet to join the UPU). On arrival in France via England struck with with 'Etats Unis / Angl. Amb. Calais' entry cds (Feb 24) in black and the entire was taxed with manuscript '12' dêcimes due to pay. The stamp with toned perfs. but one of just seven covers recorded with this value by Goodman. A most unusual and very rare entire. Cert. Moorhouse (2009).rnProvenance: Collection Mark Spycher, Nov 2008; Investphila, sale 15, Lugano, 17-18 April 2009, lot 555. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 1,200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3494 image1873: Lithographed 4 r. dull red violet a used example sharing small piece with 1871 5 c. light bistre brown, cancelled by heavy strike of Guatemala City "1" numeral handstamp in red. Slight staining but exceptionally rare - believed to be the sole example recorded of a first / second issue combination usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3495 image1873: Lithographed 1 p. dull yellow, an unused example, Lind / Goodman Type 1 with break in bottom line prior to figure of value, apparently retouched heavily on "PE" of "PESO", this unrecorded in Goodman. Unused without gum, an unusual stamp Scott = $ 350. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3496 image1875 (April 15): ¼ r. black, ½ r. blue green, 1 r. blue and 2 r. dull red, matching unused blocks of twenty (10 x 2) from base of sheet all with full English imprints "Columbian Bank Note Co. / Washington DC" in lower margin, unused without gum; 1 r. blue in a similar block of twenty from top of sheet and 2 r. block of four each with Spanish imprint "Compania Columbiana de Billetes de Banco / Washington DC" and the set of four values with gum. An attractive and scarce group. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3497 imageIncoming Mail 1875: Great Britain 1873/80 1 s. green pl. 11 (Gi. 150) used on 1875 entire letter to Guatemala endorsed 'via Southampton' tied by 'London / 95' duplex in black (June 1). Handstruck '2' (reales) due mark in red at lower left on a fresh and fine entire to a scarce destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3498 image1875 (April 15): Liberty 1 r. blue, used example diagonally bisected (lower right half) on 1878 mourning envelope to Guatemala City tied by "12" numeral obliterator in blue with corresponding "Correos de San Felipe" circular datestamp (Nov 20) at left, paying the ½ real internal rate. The envelope with tiny closed tear at top and small part of flap missing and slightly soiled. Goodman lists just four bisected usages, this describer has recorded five, this being the latest use recorded. An extremely rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Henry Madden; Collection Mark Spycher, Nov 2008. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3499 image1875: 1 r. blue, a single example used on large piece of 1875 cover to London, tied by 'Guatemala' cds (Sept 19) with "Correos de Guatemala / Paquetes" cds alongside. New York transit cds (Oct 12) and London Foreign Branch cds (Oct 25) over 'T' marking. Handstruck Due mark "10d." applied upon arrival. Despite the imperfections an extremely rare piece. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3500 image1875 (April 15): 2 r. dull red, perf. 12, an unused horizontal strip of four, marginal from base of sheet, showing variety "Doubled lines of vertical perforations" on each stamp, of fresh colour, unused without gum. Scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3501 image1875: 2 r. dull red, a used example on 1875 cover front to London tied by "Guatemala" cds with "Correos de Guatemala / Paquetes" cds alongside (Oct 4). Mailed via New York with transit cds (Oct 237) and circular 'T' mark applied in black, probably carried by a Spanish ship with '50' handstamp in blue (French Centimes) charge mark alongside British manuscript '1/-' (shilling) to pay. Previously unrecorded, a rare and most attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3502 image1878 (Jan 10): Indian Woman, the set of four perforated Proofs on thick moirê surfaced paper, perf. 13½, unused without gum, the ½ r. with one short perf., otherwise fresh and very fine, a seldom seen set (Goodman #PP11C-14C). (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3503 image1878: Indian Woman, Master Die Proof typographed by A. Chaix & Co. of Paris, with blank Duty Plates and cleared surround, printed in greenish-black on medium wove soft paper (55 x 60 mm.), slightest of soiling but extremely scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3504 image1878: Indian Woman ½ r. yellow-green, an imperforate Plate Proof block of seven with two blank spaces from the upper right corner of the sheet, in a deep shade on thin paper without the surface colouring, positions 4 / 10-12 / 18-20; unobtrusive vertical crease and minor aging but of fresh and very fine appearance. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM

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