U.S. & Worldwide; The Alexander Collection of Russia
September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #1497
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION The Basel Dove
1845 2 1/2rp blue, black & carmine, excellent margins all around, brilliant colors and full embossing, tied by light framed "Fran" (Franco) on small piece, fresh and v.f. example of this popular rarity, signed, with 2006 Sorani cert. (Mi.1)
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Catalog #3L1
Catalog Value € 12,000
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #1498
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION The Basel Dove
1845 2 1/2r black, crimson and blue, second printing, full margins including sheet margin at top, just touching to ample at bottom, tied by red "Basel 19 Juli 1849 Vormittags" cds on FL sent from Frankfurt (Gebruder Schuster) to Basel, fantastic colors and sharp impression, full embossing, some inconsequential album page adhesions on the inside of lettersheet, a beautiful Basel Dove on cover, signed Weid, with 2005 Jean-Claude Marchand cert. (Mi.1a)
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Catalog #3L1
Catalog Value € 25,000
Price Realized
$11,000.00

Lot #1499
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION The Basel Dove
1845 2 1/2r black, crimson and bright blue, first printing, pos.32, full margins all around to just barely touching at upper right, tied by red Basel 13 Oct 1848 Vormittag cds on FL originating from St.Imier, beautiful colors and full embossing, v.f., with 2005 Eichele cert. ("ein sehr schoner brief") (Mi.1b)
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Catalog #3L1a
Catalog Value € 28,000
Price Realized
$11,000.00

Lot #1500
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION The Basel Dove
1845 2 1/2r black, vermilion and green, proof on gummed stamp paper, margins all around, ample at top, thin, fine appearance, signed Champion etc. (Mi.1 I)
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Catalog #3L1P
Catalog Value € 5,800
Price Realized
$1,500.00

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