The Hawkins Collection of Select European Countries
December 4, 2019

The Hawkins collection is a fine assembly of unused stamps from several pre-World War II European Countries, notably Albania, Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. There are many rare and seldom offered classics, such as an unused 1851 2 Reales Isabella and 3 Cuartos Arms of Madrid from Spain, Zurich and Geneva 4Rp and 6Rp, as well as a Basel Dove and a complete selection of Sitting and Standing Helvetias. Most of the individual lots are accompanied by certificates, with excellent and comprehensive balances offered intact, with Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and others. A compact and powerful single owner sale, the Hawkins Collection will be sold on 4th December 2019 at 1:00 PM at our New York Galleries and via CherrystoneLive.

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Lot #5040
GERMANY
1872 Small Shield, 3kr rose, unused with original gum, h.r., strong embossing, small thin, with 2005 Hansmichael Krug certificate which only mentions a light crease, otherwise sound and rare stamp (Mi.9)
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Catalog #9
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #5041
GERMANY
1872 Small Shield, 7kr ultramarine, unused with original gum, h.r., excellent embossing, centered to bottom, fresh and fine stamp, with 2008 APS certificate (Mi.10)
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Catalog #10
Catalog Value $2,350
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #5042
GERMANY
1872 Large Shield, 2 1/2gr orange brown, h.r., well centered, v.f., signed Kohler, with 2005 Krug certificate (Mi.21a, €2,600)
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Catalog #19
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #5043
GERMANY
1872 Large Shield, 1kr bluish green, n.h., post office fresh and fine, with 1997 Dr.Sommer certificate for a block of four from which this originated (Mi.23b, €1,500)
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Catalog #21a
Catalog Value $1,125
Unsold
Lot #5044
GERMANY
1901 3PF on left half of 5pf green, the legendary "Vineta" provisional, h.r., signed Miro, Friedemann, also Roumet, with 1971 certificate, as well as Georg Buhler, with his 1975 certificate. A considerable rarity unused (This famous provisional was created on April 13, 1901 on board the cruiser SMS Vineta. As the postal officer had not been supplied with 3 Pfennig Germania stamps, he bisected his stock of the 5 Pfennig stamps and stamped them by hand with a "3 PF" mark. Mail with the Vineta provisional stamp was sent from Pernambuco to Germany on April 17, 1901. Only 600 were surcharged, with majority used, destroyed or disappeared over the years, making this unused provisional one of the rarities of German philately) (Mi.AI, €13,000)
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Catalog #65B
Catalog Value $9,000
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #5045
GERMANY
1920 Watermarked Circles, 3m black violet, l.h., v.f., signed Grobe, etc., with 1963 Stolow certificate (Mi.96BIIaW, €2,500)
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Catalog #102
Catalog Value $1,875
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #5046
GERMANY
1920 Watermarked quatrefoils, 1 1/4M vermilion & magenta, l.h., v.f. (Mi.151Y, €600)
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Catalog #210
Catalog Value $450
Price Realized
$325.00

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