U.S. and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History; July 15, 2015: The Confino Collection of United States
July 8-9, 2015

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Lot #1407
SPAIN
1716 (ca) outer wrapper addressed to the mayor of Guatemala City, with black handstamp known as the Seal of the Royal Arms ("Sello Negro"), King's mark indicating "Royal Mail," endorsed "Por el Rei" (for the king) and with Bishop's seal (the small mark at the top center), charged "6"
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1408
SPAIN
1770-1780 stampless letters, selection of 94, mostly "Andalucia Alta" and "Andalucia Vaxa", also "Cadiz", correspondence to Charles Kerremans in Gand, fine lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1409
SPAIN
1774-1850 Pre-stamp marks of Spain collection, divided into five sections, with marks indicating only the district name; district and city; locations other than those of posting; standardized Baeza marks (1842) and handstamps used in Spain's Colonies. An incredible exhibit of 170 stampless letters, neatly written-up, exhibition style on pages, with letters from Madrid, without postal markings (precursors), straight line handstamps of Cadiz, Andalusia Alta, Vizcaya, Galicia, Andaluca Vaxa, Navarra, Castilla/La Vieja, Mallorca, Leon (red Lion mark on FL used in 1825 to Madrid, referred to as "Ciudad Real"), Aragon, Valencia and Pamplona. The next section contains district and city marks, with "S.S. Vizcaya" (San Sebastian) in black and red, "B/Cataluna" (three letters to Gand), "V Valencia", "V Castilla la Viela" to Madrid, "M Andalucia Vaxa" (Malaga) and "S Andalucia Vaxa" (Sevilla), all to Gand, "R.da Andalucia Baxa" (Ronda, a village in the Andalucia Baja district) to Burgo, apparently unlisted mark, othe
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1410
SPAIN
1812 (22 Feb) folded letter to France, with "No.31 Armee Francais en Espagne" handstamp, indicating the French base in Pamplona, fine usage from French occupied Spain during the Peninsular War
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1411
SPAIN
1832 (14 Nov) FL from Seville to London, with postscript added a few days later, indicating the letter was carried by the sender to Madrid, with "Par Estafetta" (branch post office) manuscript, supported by straight-line "Estaf.," "60 P.P. 3" and London (Nov 30) arrival pmks, fine and interesting letter, apparently unlisted in literature
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1412
SPAIN
1850 Sperati Reproductions, four singles and one pair, v.f.
O
Unsold
Lot #1413
SPAIN
1853-54 Madrid City Mail, 1 cuarto bronze, also 3 cuarto bronze, each with margins all around, splendid original and unaltered colors and impressions, tied by grid cancels on separate folded letter used locally in Madrid, red postmarks and corresponding docketing, v.f., signed in pencil by various experts including Enzo Diena, with his 1987 certificates, also 1997 certificates from CEM (Comision de Expertos de Madrid). A fabulous pair of rare covers, only a few recorded, none in such exceptional quality (Ed.22,23)
Envelope
Catalog #17,18
Unsold
Lot #1414
SPAIN
1865 4c blue, unused without gum (as always), cut in at right, fine appearance,
(*)
Catalog #68
Catalog Value $ 2,750
Unsold
Lot #1415
SPAIN
1873 Carlist Issues, 1r dark blue (with Tilde), unused without gum, v.f., signed Bloch, with 1977 Exfima cert.,
(*)
Catalog #Ed.156
Catalog Value €730
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1416
SPAIN
1873 1r dark blue (with Tilde), margins all around, cancelled by round "Sol Santisteban" pmk, v.f., with 1990 CEM cert.,
O
Catalog #Ed.156a
Catalog Value €650
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #1417
SPAIN
1874 1r violet, horizontal pair, unused with original gum, minute toning at top, still fresh and v.f., with 1977 Exfima cert.,
*
Catalog #Ed.158
Catalog Value €1,020
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1418
SPAIN
1874 1r violet, vertical pair, unused with original gum, v.f., with 1977 Exfima cert.,
*
Catalog #Ed.158
Catalog Value €1,020
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1419
SPAIN
1874 1r violet, three singles, each with a different cancel, one with Royal Crown and Fleur de Lis, others with cds and colored dots, first one creased, others v.f., each with 1977 Exfima cert.,
O
Catalog #Ed.158
Catalog Value €1,170
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1420
SPAIN
1874 1/2r rose, block of four, top stamps type I, bottom stamps type II, cancelled on piece, minor creasing, otherwise v.f., with 1977 Exfima cert. (catalogue value for se-tenant vertical pairs)
Box
Catalog #Ed.159,159A
Catalog Value €1,750
Price Realized
$450.00

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