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Lot #126

HONDURAS Air Post

1925 Aero Correo overprints, one-frame exhibit written-up on 16 pages (plus additional items not mounted), with 10 covers (first one is a coverfront), incredible 11 (!) "sheets", complete settings of 12 including 5c blue with black and with blue overprints, 10c dark blue (red overprint), 25c on 1c (two sheets, one with displaced overprint), 50c red, 20c brown (blue and black overprints), 25c on 5c (blue), varieties incl. inverted and double overprints, also tete-beche (horizontal and vertical), vertical overprint on 20c (vertical tete-beche pair), offsets etc., all signed and with certificates from both the Philatelic Foundation and Friedl Expert Committee, many ex famous collections incl. Matthews, Lily, Dr.Lieb, Liechtenstein, Col. Greene and others. There are several items which are probably unique, or nearly so. With so many of these rarities contained in a single collection, it is clear why they seldom appear for sale. This group plus the "Black Honduras" form the largest holding of these classic Air
Box Envelope *O
Catalog #C1-11,13

Price Realized
$100,000.00

Lot #127

HONDURAS Air Post

1923 5c blue, Aero Correo in blue inverted, position 10 in setting IV, n.h., v.f., signed Friedl, with 1950 Friedl Expert Committee certificate. Only 12 (!) issued
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Catalog #C2a

Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #128

HONDURAS Air Post

1923 5c blue, Aero Correo in blue applied vertically, used, shorter perf. at bottom, fine, with 2002 PFC. Only 6 (!) could exist
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Catalog #C2b

Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #129

HONDURAS Air Post

1923 5c blue, Aero Correo in red, unused without gum (as always, see note in Scott's - value for C3 is for an example without gum), well centered, fine, signed Herbert Block, "S.S.and C. Co." (Scott's Stamp and Coin Company), with 1964 Philatelic Foundation Certificate. Only 7 (!) issued (YT PA 1, cat. Euro 18,500)
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Catalog #C3
Catalog Value $7,250

Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #130

HONDURAS Air Post

1923 10c dark blue, Aero Correo in black, position 5, setting A, h.r., well centered, fine, signed Kessler, Sanabria, Block etc., with 1974 Friedl Expert Committee certificate. Only 24 issued (YT 2A, cat. Euro 4,600)
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Catalog #C5
Catalog Value $1,100

Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #131

HONDURAS Air Post

1925 25c on 10c black, the legendary stamp, unused with large part original gum, hinge remnant, signed Herbert Bloch, Scott Stamps and Coin Company, Cole etc., with 1974 Philatelic Foundation Certificate. At INTERPHIL 76, held at the Civic Center in Philadelphia, the Black Honduras was one of the Aristocrats of Philately. In 2002, the copy offered now was one of only two known; the "Ustaritz Black Honduras", being the other (offered in our January 2002 sale). As with many other storied stamps, tragedy stuck: the Ustaritz example was lost by its buyer (left accidentally either in a New York City taxi or a restaurant) and never recovered. The Santa Fe copy offered here is therefore the only surviving example of this iconic stamp (YT PA 5A, cat. Euro 150,000) On February 27, 1961, the Black Honduras fetched $24,500 at auction in New York City. It was at the time, the highest price ever paid for one stamp in a public auction in America (it was exceeded only by the British Guyana price in the Ferrary sale i
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Catalog #C12
Catalog Value $125,000

Price Realized
$130,000.00

Lot #132

HONDURAS Air Post

1930 5c on 10c blue, horizontal pair, right stamp variety "1930" reading down, usual dried gum, h.r., fine, with 1981 PFC. One sheet of 50 printed of this value, with only known se-tenant with the error (San.40,40a)
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Catalog #C33,33a
Catalog Value $1,950

Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #133

HONDURAS Air Post

1930 5c on 10c blue, horizontal pair, left stamp variety "1903" for "1930", usual dried gum, h.r., fine, with 1981 PFC. One sheet of 50 printed of this value, with only known se-tenant with the error (San.40,40b)
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Catalog #C33,33b
Catalog Value $1,950

Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #134

HONDURAS Air Post

1930 20c on 20c yellow brown, horizontal pair, left stamp variety "1930" reading down, usual dried gum, h.r., signed Stolow, Bloch, minute thin speck at left, fine-v.f., with 1982 Friedl Expert Committee Cert. One sheet of 50 printed of this value, with only known se-tenant with the error (San.41,41a)
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Catalog #C34,34var

Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #135

HONDURAS Air Post

1932 surcharged 15c in red on 10c blue "Official" of 1921, horizontal block of 6 with sheet margin at right, positions 18-20 and 23-25 in the setting, n.h., usual dried gum, fine-v.f., rare, with 1985 Alex Rendon Cert.,
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Catalog #San.117B
Catalog Value $12,000

Price Realized
$475.00

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