James R. Simon Collection
June 12, 2019

The James R. Simon collection is comprised of over 600 volumes, well researched by a historian and student of philately of very diverse areas, starting with Afghanistan and Albania, continuing with extensive Austro-Hungarian Empire, impressive Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Yugoslavia, as well as Croatia, Fiume and Trieste. There are specialized collections of Honduras, Liberia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and many others. Most of the collections are offered intact and include United States & Possessions, Independent Asia, Benelux and British Commonwealth, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Germany, Greece, Italy and Italian Colonies, as well as South and Central America, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Colonies, Turkey, Uruguay and many others. Many of the collections are highly specialized and viewing is recommended, either in person (by appointment prior to the sale) or here on our website, where additional scans are added continuously.

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Lot #4255
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS CROATIA
1825-1945 large collection in six albums, starting with pre-adhesive Kotor (Cattaro) 1825 straight-line black marking on FL to Venezia, Zadar (Zara) cancelations in black or red on FLs to Ragusa, Abruzzo, Verona, Curzola, later markings for Austro-Hungarian forces operating in Croatia during WWI, including KuK Sanitation feldpost and kriegsmarine; SHS overprints on Hungarian King and Queen Coronation issue, inverted and incorrect SHS overprints, 1918 Independence issue, including vertical pair imperf. between; 1919 Definitives, with plethora of double impressions, perf. varieties, covers and cards, bisects and paper money used as postage, Newspaper stamps, fantails, cancelations, postal stationery, Provisional postage dues; Independent State of Croatia (1941-45) with Provisional issues, double overprints, varieties and inverts, handwritten "NDH" (from Slavonian town of Nasice, also Mikleus, Zepce, Pozega Slavonska, Sohopolje, Ivanec), cover with typewritten "Drzava Hrvatska" overprints, mixed issues overprints on cover and card, unissued set of 15 (Mi.24-38, Euro 900), 1941 sheetlets of 16 (Scott B1-2), First definitive issues landscapes, imperforate pairs without overprint, FDCs and commemorative hand cancelations, hundreds of Progressive Proofs from Ministerial Albums (some possibly complete), including "Croatian Wings" (with souvenir sheets), National Winter Welfare, Postage Dues, Red Cross, State Labor Service, Zagreb, Official Stamps, Croatian Legion in Russia, St. Sebastian, Zagreb Philatelic Exhibition, 1943 Red Cross, 1944 Third Anniversary, also Third Anniversary of State Labor Service, Welfare stamps, Pavelic color proof souvenir sheets, Postal Tax Stamps, signed souvenir card with commemorative cancelation signed by Pavelic, Stara Gradiska and Jaseonal Concentration Camp mail and much more. A splendid collection of Croatia
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Price Realized
$5,250.00

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