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General Foreign continued...

Mexico - Stampless & Document continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
441   imageMexico, Emperor Maximilian. Signature on a special marriage dispensation dated February 12, 1866, Very Fine, Maximilian autographs are rare.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
Mexico - 1856-67 Regular Issues
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
442 P    3P imageMexico, 1856, First Issue, 2r red, trial color plate proof on stamp paper. Full o.g., full margins and a sharp detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, an extremely rare plate one proof, with fewer than seven known to exist including a pair, with 2020 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 3P; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
443 o    4 imageMexico, 1856, First Issue, 4r red, Hermosillo. Hermosillo straight line cancel (Schatzkes 541), full margins and bright color, Very Fine and choice (NF $400).
Scott No. 4; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
444     4 imageMexico, 1856, First Issue, 4r red, Puebla. Tied by Puebla straight line handstamp (Schatzkes 1154) paying the inland rate on folded letter to New York, "New Orleans, La., Dec 11, 1857" transit cds and N.Y. "Steamship 10" in circle rate handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 4; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
445 5R imageMexico, 1856, First Issue, 8r red lilac, defaced reproduction plate. Copper engraved printing plate showing a single very similar image of 1856-61, 8 reales issues, with M.E.P.S.I. certificate stating that it is of unknown origin and not the original government plate as it differs from the original stamp, this plate does not appear to be the one used for common reprints or known forgeries, so maybe it was produced for printing catalogs, albums or for training engravers, design shows a crossing line at center, includes two recent prints in black from the plate, Very Fine, a very unusual item that would be an interesting and eye-catching addition to a specialized collection or exhibit, with 2020 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 5R; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
446     9a imageMexico, 1861, Second Issue, 4r black on yellow, diagonal bisect, San Luis Potosi. Upper left portion of stamp tied by San Luis Potosi oval monogram handstamp (Schatzkes 1454) on 1862 folded letter to Guanajuato, Very Fine, signed A. Diena.
Scott No. 9a; Estimate $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
447     9a+11c imageMexico, 1861, Second Issue, 4r black on yellow, diagonal bisect, Tampico. In combination with 1861, Second Issue, 8r black on red brown, diagonal bisect, both lower right portions of stamps with wide margins, slightly overlapping on folded letter sheet to San Luis Potosi paying the 6 reales rate for 1¼ ounces beyond 17 leagues, tied by Santa Anna de Tamaulipas cds (Schatzkes 1585), blue Tampico company handstamp, Very Fine and choice, signed Calves, with 2003 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 9a+11c; Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO SUCH BISECT COMBINATIONS RECORDED FROM THE 1861 HIDALGO ISSUE AND A UNIQUE TAMPICO DISTRICT USAGE - A GREAT CLASSIC MEXICO RARITY.

In the 1971 Schimmer Bash splits census only 5 covers and 3 fronts had combinations out of 418 covers, fronts and pieces with 1861 splits. In the 1995 Koning auction (which contained the largest ever split collection), only 6 covers and fronts from this issue were offered out of 146 covers. In 2002 it brought $11,000 + commission in auction. The first time in 20 years that this combination has been offered in auction. One of the 100 Iconic World Rarities in MonacoPhil 2015 and illustrated in the front page of "Favorite Finds" the catalog for the 2013-2014 Smithsonian NPM first rotating exhibit.
(Image1)
Est. $10,000-15,000
SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
448 o    11 imageMexico, 1861, Second Issue, 8r black on red brown, Lagos. San Juan De Los Lagos oval cancel (Schatzkes 676), full margins, Very Fine, very scarce, NF $850.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
449 o    12 imageMexico, 1861, Second Issue, 8r green on red brown, Queretaro. Top margin single, boxed Queretaro date stamp cancel (Schatzkes 1262), Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 12; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
450 o    12 imageMexico, 1861, Second Issue, 8r green on red brown, San Luis Potosi. Full bold strike of San Luis Potosi oval monogram cancel (Schatzkes 1454), large margins, Very Fine.
Scott No. 12; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
451 14R imageMexico, 1864, Hidalgo ("Juarez" Issue) (blank value tablet) defaced reproduction plate. Steel engraved printing plate showing a single very similar image of the essays without denomination of the 1864 Hidalgo issue, with M.E.P.S.I. certificate stating that it is of unknown origin and not the original A.B.N.Co. plates which printed the original stamp, this plate does not appear to be the one used for known forgeries, so maybe it was produced for printing catalogs, albums, training engravers or advertising, design shows a crossing line at center, includes four recent prints in black from the plate, Very Fine, a very unusual item that would be an interesting and eye-catching addition to a specialized collection or exhibit, with 2020 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 14R; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
452 P    16P imageMexico, 1864, Hidalgo perforated ("Juarez" Issue), 4r proof. 4 plate proofs on India, in colors blue, green, brown and vermilion, brown proof with manuscript security mark, Very Fine.
Scott No. 16P; Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
453     18a var. imageMexico, 1865, Eagle (4th Period), 3c brown, without district overprint. Block of 4, full o.g., margins large to just into frameline of bottom left stamp at upper left, rich color, Very Fine and choice, ex-Ferrari, signed Holcombe, with 1981 Holcombe and 2012 M.E.P.S.I. certificates.
Scott No. 18a var.; Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

THE ONLY KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1865 3 CENTAVO EAGLE ISSUE - A GREAT MEXICO CLASSIC RARITY. (Image1)
Est. $7,500-10,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
454 ()    18b imageMexico, 1865, Eagle (4th Period), 3c brown, laid paper, Mexico. Cons 157-1865, without gum, margins large to just into frameline at top right, rich deep color, Very Fine, an attractive sound example of this rare laid paper variety of which only 100 where issued, of which 6-7 are believed to exist, signed J.K. Bash, with 1995 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 18b; $4,500. (Image1)
Scott $4,500

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
455     25c imageMexico, 1864, Eagle (1st Period), 8r dark red, without district overprint. Block of 15, o.g., never hinged; light horizontal creases between stamps, still Very Fine, the largest recorded multiple of the 1864 8r Eagle issue, with 2010 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 25c; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

These are not the cheap reprints (which are dull color and smaller in length) but the taller bright color stamps used in the first period believed to be from plate I.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
456 34R imageMexico, 1866, Emperor Maximilian (engraved), 50c defaced reproduction plate. Steel engraved printing plate showing a single very similar image of 50c Maximilian engraved issue, with M.E.P.S.I. certificate stating that it is of unknown origin and not the original government plate which printed the original stamp, plate does not appear to be the one used for known forgeries, so maybe it was produced for printing catalogs, albums or training engravers, design shows a crossing line at center, includes one recent print in black from the plate, Very Fine, a very unusual item that would be an interesting and eye-catching addition to a specialized collection or exhibit, with 2020 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 34R; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
457     35 imageMexico, 1867, Gothic "Mexico", ½r black on buff. O.g., never hinged, margins mostly large to touching at left, clear bold overprint and exceptional freshness, Very Fine, almost unheard of in never hinged condition, with another example sold by us in 2020 for $2,600, with 2020 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 35; $4,000 for hinged.

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 ½R HIDALGO WITH GOTHIC "MEXICO" ISSUE IN NEVER HINGED CONDITION. (Image1)
Scott $4,000 for hinged

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
458     44 imageMexico, 1867, Gothic "Mexico" on thin gray-blue paper, 2r green. O.g., hinge remnant, full margins, vertical pre-printing fold, very uncommon unused with only a handful known, uncataloged in Scott.
Scott No. 44; $200. (Image1)
Scott $200

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
Mexico - 1868-98 Regular Issues
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
459 P    46P imageMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, plate proof. Cons 01-68 trial overprint, complete sheet of 50, without gum, security pen cancel; central tear at top affecting a couple stamp and some creasing, otherwise Very Fine, probably unique.
Scott No. 46P; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
460     46 imageMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Durango. Cons 22-69, block of four, margins large to just touching, canceled by central strike of Durango cds (Schatzkes 238) on fresh 1870 folded letter to Parral, Very Fine and choice, NF $150 for used block off cover.
Scott No. 46; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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