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Cuba
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2405 og/O/cover   imageCuba, Sensational Four-Volume Collection, 1855-1929. Most definitely not your grandfather's collection—even grandpa would be envious of this outstanding holding, all neatly mounted on homemade pages; selected with a keen eye for condition and quality, this collection offers a rarely encountered depth and breadth of material, with singles, blocks of four, various Specimen types ("Specimen" overprints with security punch, "Muestra" overprints, etc.), plate and trial color proofs on paper and card, booklet panes, imperforates including arrow blocks of four and cross-gutter blocks of 16, First Day Covers, numerous lovely usages, and much, much more; among the too-numerous-to-list highlights are a complete unexploded booklet of the 1925-28 2c Gomez stamp; a stellar mint Telegraphs holding; specialized Lindbergh holding including a block of four proof of the overprint, doubled using two different colors, a Feb. 13, 1928 cover bearing flight cachet, and a Lindbergh-franked postcard sent by someone who witnessed his landing, numerous First Air Train stamps (including a rare double surcharge—only 200 known) and covers along with an article on the service, perforated and imperforate Matanzas part-sheets (plus First Day Covers), a lovely ad for Havana stamp dealer M. Pascual, and on and on; several covers are foxed, but the rest of the collection could have come from the Post Office yesterday, Very Fine, so enticing we had to image it all online; do not miss this one.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF10 for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (PDF3 for this Lot) (PDF4 for this Lot) (PDF5 for this Lot) (PDF6 for this Lot) (PDF7 for this Lot) (PDF8 for this Lot) (PDF9 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $4,000-5,000
SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2406 og/O/cover   imageCuba, Specialized One-of-a-Kind Collection, 1928-93. A decades-long labor of love, with all material either mounted on homemade annotated pages, or arranged on Vario-style stockpages, filling 41 slipcased Lighthouse albums; 36 volumes comprise the main collection, where each issue is presented as mint singles and/or blocks of four, with mint and used gutter blocks, trial color and plate proofs, cross-gutter blocks (same or different designs), First Day Covers, complete panes, souvenir sheets (official and Exposition), imperforate blocks of four, etc., filling out the holding; note also private souvenir sheets to honor the first anniversary of Cuba's first Rocket Mail flight, a 2c 1940 Lions Convention cross-gutter block with the complete lower right pane (CTO), cross-gutter block First Day Covers, and more; exceptionally clean and sound, our spot checks turned up both never hinged and o.g., lightly hinged mint; in addition, three binders are devoted to 1984//1993 First Day Covers, with the last two binders filled with miscellaneous Spanish Administration issues, cinderellas, and duplicates, Very Fine on the whole, a magnificent holding that's worth the time to review; we've scanned the first three volumes online to give you a taste. Shipping charges apply - weight 190.6 lbs.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Video3 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $3,500-5,000
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2407 nh/og/O   imageCuba, Magnificent and Wide-Ranging Stock Selection. Filling five long storage drawers, a simply massive holding of the island's stamps with 1000 or more sleeves filled with material (we counted 223 sleeves in a single drawer chosen at random); everything you could wish for is here, with mint and used singles, sets, pairs, blocks, gutter pairs, gutter blocks, booklet panes, etc., a nice selection of Revenues (including a handsome 1889 Union of Tobacco Manufacturers' Guarantee label), private labels and souvenir sheets mint and used on cover, publicity photos, errors, proofs (singles, pairs and blocks), specimens and more, running from the Isabellas to about 2006; much identified by Edifil number with gum and condition status on pre-printed cards; strong but not overwhelming duplication, nearly all fresh and much mint never hinged, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, a splendid holding, the likes of which are rarely offered; make time to view.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. (Image)

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Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2408 og/O/cover   imageCuba, Expansive Stock from the Tail-End of an Outstanding Consignment. A caboose lot, perhaps, but with plenty of stock to keep you rolling; you'll find 12 binders sorted by material, including mint sheets, souvenir sheets (2), used blocks of four, mint and used Spanish, American and Republic issues, etc.; plus over six drawers' worth of used stock, sleeved by individual Scott number with useful duplication (and a few items heavily); plus seven library card drawers' #102 cards with mint and used (mint starting at #63-66) all identified on the cards' backs, with Back-of-the-Book extending to Postal Tax and Telegraph issues; and as bonus material, there's a drawer of mostly US picture post cards, two stockbooks of miscellaneous worldwide, a nice little selection of US face, a couple mostly used Cuba collections on pages, even sheet music referring to, and a memento book of, Cuba; the sheer volume of material makes this a must-see lot, Fine to Very Fine with better, set aside time to view. Shipping charges apply - weight 113.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (Image)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2409 cover   imageCuba, Massive Compilation of First Day Covers, ca. 1945-1980s. Presented in eight 2-inch binders, a 1-inch binder, and six full to stuffed file drawers, almost all sleeved by issue with most identified and ready to sell; we picked a drawer at random and counted 203 sleeves, giving a rough total number of covers around 1500 or so; singles, full sets (either on single or multiple covers), gutter pairs, gutter blocks, however you collect 'em, we've got 'em, all apparently on cacheted envelopes (some quite handsome, others whimsical); duplication, of course, but none so heavy as to be a burden; generally fresh and sound and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the collector or dealer, Very Fine overall, a must-see lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 90.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Image)

Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2410 nh/og/O   imageCuba, Magnificent Revenues Stock. Many, many hundreds presented in a binder along with a drawer-and-a-half of #102 cards, a stellar selection of mint and used items, covering a large range of fees and usages; includes Import and Export duties, Law stamps, Trade Books (Libros de Comercio), Receipts and Accounts (Recibos y Cuentas), Police Fees, Rural and Urban Document Cards, etc., with the binder offering mint never hinged large blocks of Manifests and Sellos, plus used blocks, multiples, some Double Revenues, uses on document, Municipal Revenues, etc.; also included are three Republic proofs (as pairs plus blocks of four), some Telegraph stamps, plus a mix of Spanish and Ohio (yes, the state) Revenues/Tax Paids, and more; some identified by Edifil; an old-time holding with quantities, the likes of which would be near-impossible to duplicate today; any yellowing in our images is due to the stockpage aging—the stamps are fresh and unaffected, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, a fantastic find for the Revenuer.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,000.00
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2411 og/Ocover   imageCuba, "Havana Nice Trip. Wish You Were Here." Picture Post Card Collection. Roughly 1000 or so (extrapolating from the count of one drawer) picture post cards of old Cuba, all sleeved and cleanly received in four long file drawers; nice mix of mint and used, the older cards lightly duplicated, the more recent more heavily; broad range of subject matter including street life scenes, views, country life, historic and tourist sites, interiors, portraits, art, etc., with some linen, real photo, hand-colored and QSL cards noted, along with a neat little group of postcard folders; two drawers a hodgepodge, one other organized by locale, one by printer; a fascinating trip back in time; most sound, though several used show the wear and tear you'd expect, Good to Very Good, one to write home about; be sure to view.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600. (Image)

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Estimate $1,200-1,600
SOLD for $600.00
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2412 cover   imageCuba, Enticing and Varied Postal History Compilation. Over 90 covers or folded letter sheets in all, each individually sleeved with some annotated, offering a rich array of usages, cancels, etc.; solid percentage used domestically, but foreign destinations of the US, Spain (including one to the Balearic Islands), Germany and Nova Scotia included as well, plus at least one transit (Trinidad to New York via Havana); note Spanish Official stamps used in Cuba, Cuban bisects (fully tied), and some gorgeously centered imperforate Isabellas; markings include company and forwarding agents' handstamps, ship and route endorsements, Steamship markings, plus a lovely array of cancel colors and types including numerous grills (lines and crosses) and daters, with various lovely corner card envelopes enlivening the bunch; condition varies as to be expected, but a most presentable group for collector or dealer alike, Fine to Very Fine, see the entire offering online.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,200-1,800
SOLD for $1,100.00
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2413 nhbl   imageCuba, Sheetfile Volume of the Scarce and Esoteric. Pristine and sound Lighthouse binder sure to please the Cuba enthusiast, with unlisted imperforates, multiples of early issues, #C3 sheet of 50, some American Bank Note Company archival proofs, Matanzas Provisional sheets in various formats, #280-281 sheets of 100, various modern imperforate or proof sheets including #3571-3576, 3593-3597, 3613, 3617-3622, 3637-3638 and others, and more besides; generally fresh and sound, though expect the occasional separation on the older issues, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine overall, see it all online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Video for this lot) (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2414 cover   imageCuba, Sensational Postal Stationery Collection, 1878-1907. Wonderfully presented in two binders, each page fully annotated as to year and issue, identified by Edifil and Higgins & Gage numbers, covering Spanish, US and independent administrations; note many better such as (Edifil numbers) postal cards #1 var, 1ch (2) and unlisted items, 2, 2ch, 2ci (2), 2A, 2cc, 2cg, 2cl, 7, 7a, 8c, 8cd, 11ca, 12cf, 17ca, 18, 18cb, 19, 19ca, 21-22, 22ci, 24, 25-30A inclusive, 32cb, 34E; message-reply cards #5-6, 5c, 6c, 9c, 10, 10ca, 10cb, 10cc, 10cd, 13, 13c, 13Ecc, 14, 14c, 14ca, 16cb, 16cc, 35-38, 35c-38c, 35AE; envelope entires including numerous "Size 8" Specimens, numerous wrappers, plus a colorful mix of mint and used "stamp cards"; generally clean though some toning as to be expected, Fine to Very Fine or better, an uncommonly solid old-time collection; inspection invited.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,400.00
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2415 og/Ocover   imageCuba, Exceptional Stock of Mint and Used Postal Stationery. Spanning all three eras of Cuban philately, arranged in two long boxes and two binders, all individually sleeved and identified by Edifil number; nice mix of postal cards, message-reply cards, entires, wrappers and even aerogrammes, with mint, used and First Day Covers; usages include both domestic and foreign, including destinations of the US, Germany, Belgium, and even a 1917 cover to St. Petersburg, Russia; entires used solo and uprated with markings and special services sprinkled in; many hundreds in all, with useful duplication, Fine to Very Fine or better, a must-see lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 39.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Video for this lot) (Video2 for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,100.00
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2416 og/O   imageCuba, Terrific Stock of Telegraph Stamps. Several hundred in all, arranged on Lighthouse stockpages and identified by Edifil number; fresh and clean (any yellow in our images is due to the stockpages' ageing); Spanish era mostly mint or unused (including strips or blocks), while Republic items are mostly used; most duplicated in useful quantities, offering the chance for shade and variety study, and totaling an eye-opening amount in Edifil, Fine to Very Fine, imaged in full online; a one-of-a-kind holding.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $550.00
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2417 nh/og/cover   imageCuba, Specialized Collection of Anti-Tuberculosis Seals, 1928-57. Neatly presented in two slipcased Lighthouse binders, with additional material loose, comprising a wonderfully clean collection of Seals for the period; mounted on fully annotated pages as singles (with types noted), tête-bêche pairs or blocks of four, booklet panes (1940 Series E with booklet covers!), souvenir sheets, errors and varieties, First Day Covers and other on-cover uses, etc.; also included are several items of literature, including the García Catalogue (2001 and 2009 editions); volume 2 adds a few 1950s duplicate seals and First Day Covers, along with a group of letters from Dr. Ernesto Bello, Director of Cuba's Propaganda Bureau of the National Council of Tuberculosis sending seals and asking the recipient for their country's items; a log sheet for the National Council's Special Hospital Course, several TB-related official covers and bulletins, etc.; remarkably fresh and sound, the additional material offering a chance to fill in spaces or to sell or swap for what you're missing, Fine to Very Fine or better, an uncommon holding; imaged completely online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2418 og/O   imageCuba, Island Paradise Dealer Stock, 1855-2016. Considerable and well presented mint and used dealer's stock of singles and sets presented on hundreds of Scott numbered and priced counter panges from the earliest classics on to the present day; Cuba 46, 114, 652a, 657a, 662a, C30, C31, E2 (5); lots of topically related sets for the collector so inclined; owner catalog value approximately $8750; fresh material ready to move, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 12.6 lbs.
Estimate $600 - 800. (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2419 cover   imageCuba, Outstanding Selection of Stampless Covers, ca. 1833-1860s. By our count 116 in total, offering the postal historian everything she could wish for; the majority originating in Cuba, but incoming covers are represented as well, with extensive domestic usages and foreign destinations including the US, Spain, Great Britain and France; the markings are the star, with postmarks in red, blue, black and brown (several multicolored); various handstamped or manuscript ratings; "FRANCO", Baeza and straightline cancels; a couple boxed Great Britain accountancy marks, French "Colonies par/Nantes", packets and US Steamship markings; a nice selection of British Post Office broken-ring "HAVANA" postmarks, forwarding agents' handstamps, a light violet military handstamp from the "Infanteria del Infante", etc., etc.; several from a correspondence to a Mr. Spaulding in New York City; all individually sleeved with more than a few annotated and priced; condition varies as expected of nearly 200-year-old covers, but most are sound and clean, Fine to Very Fine or better, you're unlikely to see another like this soon; imaged in full online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (PDF3 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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