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Guatemala continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3505 image1878: Indian Woman ½ r. yellow-green, a single example used on 1880 cover to Retalhuleu tied by neat strike of "Correos de Mazatenango" circular datestamp (June 17) in black. The envelope trimmed at right and with docketing of sending on face panel but extraordinarily rare - the sole recorded on cover usage of this stamp cancelled by a datestamp.rnrnProvenance: Collection Henry Madden.rn Collection Mark Spycher.rn Collection Max Platinga. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3506 image1878 (Jan 10): Indian Woman ½ r. green, two examples used on 1879 cover to Retalhuleu tied by fine strikes of "9" numeral obliterator in black with "Correos de Mazatenango" circular datestamp at left (July 13) in black. Goodman records just six covers bearing the ½ real value. Slight trim to envelope at left but extremely rare - the sole recorded double rate internal cover.rnProvenance: Collection Luis Cervera, DF, Zurich, 1-6 Nov 1993; Collection F-W Lange; Collection Mark Spycher, Nov 2008. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3507 image1878: Indian Woman ½ r. yellow-green, three single examples and two horizontal pairs used on ½ r. green postal stationery envelope to London (Matthews correspondence) paying the 4 reales rate, all cancelled by five pointed Star handstamps in black. One stamp applied over the edge of the envelope at left, the reverse with "Correos / Guatemala" datestamp in red (Dec 9) and two London arrival datestamps (Jan 11, 1881) in red. Charged Due with fine strike of scarce circular "s1/-" handstamp in black. This cover mentioned in Goodman on page 84. A spectacular and very rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Luis Cervera.rn Collection F-W Lange.rn Collection Max Platinga. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3508 image1878: Indian Woman, 2 reales Die Proof typographed by A. Chaix & Co. of Paris, the completed design printed on medium wove soft paper (65 x 53 mm.) in a dull greyish-green shade. Fresh, fine and rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3509 image1878: Indian Woman 2 r. carmine-rose, an unused vertical strip of eight, variety "Imperforate", marginal from right of sheet, positions 44 / 100, with OS DE GUATEMALA in sheet margin at right and imprint "Arthur Maury / 80, rue Saint-Lazare" at base. Three horizontal creases do not detract from the appearance, fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Rare - believed to be the largest recorded multiple of the imperforate variety. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3510 image1878: Indian Woman 2 r. carmine-rose, a single example used on 1880 cover to Cleveland, Ohio, USA tied by five pointed Star handstamp in black. Faint octagonal Guatemala City despatch in violet at left (June 10) overstruck by "New York / Due 10 Cents" duplex in black (July 1) and USA 1879 Postage Due 10 c. brown (Scott J5) applied and tied by 'Carrier' cds (July 2) with repeated strike on reverse. The envelope slightly trimmed at left but a stunning and rare usage, unrecorded in the Goodman census.rnrnNote: Guatemala joined the UPU on 1 August 1881.rnProvenance: Collection F-W Lange.rn Collection Max Platinga. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3511 image1878 (Jan 10): Indian Woman 4 r. violet, an unused block of ten (5 x 2) in a bright rich shade, marginal from left of sheet, positions 29-33 / 37-41, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce multiple. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3512 image1878: Indian Woman 4 r. violet, a single example used on 1880 cover to Perleberg, Germany tied by "12" numeral obliterator with corresponding CORREOS DE SAN FELIPE datestamp at left (Oct 23) in black with octagonal 'Guatemala' datestamp verso (Oct 28) in red. The cover travelled by British Ship with London cds on reverse (Nov 29) in red where struck with "T / 1-10" handstamp in black and charged '80' pfennigs due upon receipt (Dec 1). Unrecorded by Goodman, a rare and most attractive cover. Signed Holcombe. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3513 image1878: Indian Woman 4 r. violet, a used example on 1881 cover endorsed 'Via di Panamá' to Naples, Italy cancelled by Star handstamp in black with octagonal "Correos / Guatemala" datestamp alongside in red (Jan 14). Struck in transit with "T /1-10" Accountancy handstamp in black and initially charged '16' but deleted in manuscript; taxed on arrival with 1870 Postage Due 10 c., 40 c. and 60 c. tied Napoli arrival datestamps (Feb 15). Reverse with 'Modane-Bologna' TPO's (Feb 12). Recorded in Goodman on page 87. A wonderful and rare cover - the sole recorded cover of this issue mailed to Italy.rnrnProvenance: Collection Luis Cervera.rn Collection Mark Spycher.rn Collection Max Platinga. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,000.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3514 image1878 (Jan 10): Indian Woman 1 p. orange on yellow, an unused group with horizontal pair (positions 31-32) and a block of six (positions 31-33 / 41-43) - these multiples each showing the major Plate Flaw on position 32: "Large "P" in Peso", together with a further corner marginal horizontal pair (position 9-10) showing a double line of vertical perforations through position 10 and 'LA' in sheet margin. Generally fine, a scarce group. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3515 image1879: Quetzal 1 r. sunken Die Proof by the American Banknote Co. (67 x 67 mm.), frame only printed in black with oval central vignette in green inserted, with 'American Bank Note Co. NY' imprint at base. Superb and very rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3516 image1879: Quetzal ¼ r. brown & green, an unused block of six (3 x 2), some typical toning mainly affecting the reverse but of fresh colour, unused without gum. An extremely rare multiple - the largest recorded block being a block of twelve (ex Miguel Ricoy) - this probably representing the second largest multiple now extant.rnrnProvenance: Collection Max Platinga. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3517 image1879: Quetzal ¼ r. brown & green, a single used example on taxed 1880 large part cover front to Paris, tied by "6" numeral handstamp in blue with matching "Correos de Quetzaltenango" datestamp at right (Jan 18). Triangular 'T' marking applied in blue (an early usage of a 'T' mark - Guatemala did not join the UPU until 1881) and struck with octagonal French "Etats Unis Paq. Fr. / Brest 2" entry marking in blue (Feb 29, leap year) and handstruck '20' dêcimes due marking in both red and, correctly, in blue. An extremely scarce usage.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3518 image1879: Quetzal 1 r. sunken Die Proof by the American Banknote Co. (65 x 67 mm.), printed in deep yellow-brown & myrtle green with 'American Bank Note Co. NY' imprint at base. Superb and rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3519 image1879: Quetzal 1 r. black & green, a diagonally bisected example used as a ½ r., tied to large part 1880 cover front from Chiquimula to Guatemala City via Mazatenango tied by "19" numeral handstamp in red with corresponding "Correos / Chiquimula" datestamp alongside (Dec 3) in same colour. This cover front is mentioned in 'Guatemala 1' by Roland Goodman on page 93. The sole recorded, and entirely unique, usage.rnrnProvenance: Collection Walter Lind.rn Collection Norman Hubbard.rn Collection Mark Spycher.rn Collection Max Platinga. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3520 image1879: Quetzal 1 r. black & green, an unused horizontal strip of five, corner marginal from the upper left of sheet with full 'American Bank Note Company' imprint at top, centred to base, unused without gum. A scarce multiple and most attractive.rnrnProvenance: Collection Max Platinga. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3521 image1879: Quetzal 1 r. black & green, an unused block of twelve (4 x 3), of fresh vibrant colour and superb large part or unmounted og. An exceptional block and a very scarce stamp in a multiple Scott = $ 280+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3522 image1881: Surcharge set of four values 1 c. on Quetzal ¼ r., 5 c. on ½ r. yellow-green, 10 c. on Quetzal 1 r., and 20 c. on Indian Woman 20 r. carmine-rose, all in fresh and fine unused blocks of four, the 10 c. block without gum, balance fine large part og. Scarce in multiples Scott = $ 700+. (Image 1)

Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3523 image1881: 5 c. on Indian Woman ½ r. yellow-green, a used example of this scarce provisional issue used on 1881 cover to Bristol, England cancelled by bold five pointed star obliterator in blue. Octagonal Guatemala City datestamp at left (Aug 14) in red alongside and Bristol arrival cds (Sept 13). A very scarce cover - Guatemala joined the UPU on August 1, 1881 and the foreign letter rate of 5 centavos was in use for a little over two months, being raised to 10 centavos on October 8, 1881. This cover is mentioned in Goodman on page 106 - the earliest one of only three he recorded. Tiny piece of back flap missing but a very rare cover Scott = $ 2'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Luis Cervera, DF, Zurich, 1-6 Nov 1993, lot 30562. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jan-24, 11:59 PM
3524 image1881 (July): 20 c. on 2 r. carmine-rose, an unused block of four of vibrant colour, well centred for this issue, horizontal crease across lower pair that does not detract from frontal appearance, fresh and fine, a few age spots on large og. Goodman states 'even pairs are uncommon'. The largest known multiple of this stamp, there being but two known blocks of four: of which this is the finest. A rarity Gi 20 = £ 280++/Scott = $ 400++.rnProvenance: Collection Josê Castillejo, Spink, New York, 8 June 2016, lot 1094. (Image 1)

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

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