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 #5096
SPAIN
1850 6 Cuartos black, Plate II, unused with part original gum, margins all around, fine, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.1A, €610)
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Catalog #1a
Catalog Value $650
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #5097
SPAIN
1850 12c lilac, unused without gum, margins all around, rich color and beautiful impression, margins all around except just touching frame line at bottom left, faint bend (not creased), nevertheless v.f., pencil signed, with 2019 Sismondo certificate. A rare unused stamp (Ed. 2, €3,375)
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Catalog #2
Catalog Value $2,500
Unsold
Lot #5098
SPAIN
1850 5 Reales red, unused with gum, h.r., ample margins all around, close but clear at bottom, good color, horizontal crease at top, otherwise fine, signed Stolow, Kohler (Ed.3, €3,570)
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $2,700
Unsold
Lot #5099
SPAIN
1850 6 Reales deep blue (intense blue), unused part original gum, ample margins all around, exceptionally rich color, fine, with 2010 COMEX and Sismondo certificates. An attractive stamp (Ed.4, cat. €4,575)
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Catalog #4a
Catalog Value $5,850
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #5100
SPAIN
1850 10 Reales green, unused without gum, margins all around, rich color and wonderful impression, v.f. example of this extremely rare unused stamp, with 1976 COMEX certificate (Ed.5, €6,300)
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Catalog #5
Catalog Value $5,000
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #5101
SPAIN
1851 6c black, unused without gum, margins all around, good color, signed Engel (Ed.6, €375)
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value $375
Unsold
Lot #5102
SPAIN
1851 12c lilac, unused without gum, fresh delicate color, margins all around, handstamped "A.Brun" just showing through at bottom, fine and very rare unused stamp (Ed.7, €6,000)
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Catalog #7
Catalog Value $7,500
Unsold
Lot #5103
SPAIN
1851 2 Reales red, unused without gum, margins all around, nice delicate color, v.f., signed Roger Calves, with 2014 COMEX certificate. A rarity from Spain (Ed.8, €27,000)
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Catalog #8
Catalog Value $24,000
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #5104
SPAIN
1851 5 Reales rose carmine, unused part original gum, close but clear at top, slight horizontal crease at top margin, excellent color, fine and rare stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.9a, €3,375)
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Catalog #9b
Catalog Value $4,200
Unsold
Lot #5105
SPAIN
1851 6r blue, unused with traces of original gum, cut close and touching frame lines on all four sides, nevertheless scarce unused, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.10, €5,550)
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Catalog #10
Catalog Value $5,250
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #5106
SPAIN
1851 10 Reales green, unused with gum, margins all around, beautiful color, fresh and v.f., pencil signed, with 1976 and 1997 COMEX certificates (Ed.11, €4,025)
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Catalog #11
Catalog Value $3,750
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #5107
SPAIN
1852 6 Cuartos rose, unused without gum, margins all around, nice color, fine, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.12, €535)
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Catalog #12
Catalog Value $400
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #5108
SPAIN
1852 12c lilac, unused with gum, margins all around, beautiful color, fresh and v.f., with 1988 COMEX certificate (Ed.13, €2,800)
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Catalog #13
Catalog Value $2,600
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #5109
SPAIN
1852 12c gray lilac, unused without gum, margins all around, minute pinhole, fresh and v.f., with 1987 Graus certificate (Ed.13b, €2,800)
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Catalog #13a
Catalog Value $3,600
Unsold
Lot #5110
SPAIN
1852 2 Reales pale red, unused without gum, margins all around, splendid color and impression, fresh and v.f., with 1988 Graus certificate ("ejemplar de gran calidad por sus buenos margenes, color intenso y buen estado de conservacion"). A magnificent example of this great rarity from Spain (Ed.14, €22,600)
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Catalog #14
Catalog Value $16,000
Price Realized
$8,500.00

Lot #5111
SPAIN
1852 5 Reales green, unused without gum, margins all around, fresh and v.f., signed Roger Calves, A. Brun, Roig, etc., with 2010 COMEX certificate (Ed.15, €3,150)
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Catalog #15a
Catalog Value $2,950
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #5112
SPAIN
1852 6 Reales blue green, unused without gum, margins all around, good color and fresh, fine and very rare unused stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.16, €4,925)
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Catalog #16
Catalog Value $4,600
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #5113
SPAIN
1852 Arms of Madrid, 1 Cuarto bronze, unused without gum, narrow margins to just touching frame lines at top and bottom, good color, fine and rare unused stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.22, €3,525)
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Catalog #17
Catalog Value $2,500
Unsold
Lot #5114
SPAIN
1853 Arms of Madrid, 3c bronze, unused with gum, small h.r., ample to large margins all around, good color, without the usual oxidation and discolorations, fresh and fine stamp, extremely difficult to find completely sound, signed Richter, etc., with 2013 COMEX certificate. A very rare unused stamp (Ed.23, €20,400) (This Coat of Arms of Madrid issue was only valid for local-postage within the city of Madrid. Considered as one of the most impressive classic stamps of Spain)
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Catalog #18
Catalog Value $18,000
Unsold
Lot #5115
SPAIN
1853 6 Cuartos carmine rose, unused with white transparent gum, ample margins to just touching at right, fresh and fine stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.17a, €610)
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Catalog #19
Catalog Value $750
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #5116
SPAIN
1853 6c rose red, thin paper, unused with gum, margins all around, fresh and v.f. stamp, with Behr certificate,
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Catalog #19c
Catalog Value $675
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #5117
SPAIN
1853 12c purple, unused without gum, margins all around, fresh, slight thinning as often, still v.f. and rare stamp, with 1979 EXFIMA certificate (Ed.18, €2,950)
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Catalog #20
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #5118
SPAIN
1853 2 Reales vermillion, unused with gum, small h.r., margins all around, good color, fine example of this rare unused stamp, with 2014 COMEX certificate (Ed.19, €15,600)
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Catalog #21
Catalog Value $12,000
Unsold
Lot #5119
SPAIN
1853 5 Reales green, unused without gum, narrow margins to just touching frame lines on three sides, vivid color, scarce unused stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.20, €3,200)
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Catalog #22
Catalog Value $2,500
Unsold
Lot #5120
SPAIN
1853 6 Reales deep blue, unused without gum, margins all around, minute thin and some toning, otherwise fine appearing example of this rare stamp, signed Roig, with 1981 COMEX certificate (Ed.21, €4,375)
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Catalog #23
Catalog Value $3,700
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #5121
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, thin white wove paper, 2c green unused without gum, margins all around, fresh and v.f., scarce unused stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.32, €2,850)
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Catalog #24
Catalog Value $2,650
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #5122
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, thin white wove paper, 4c carmine red, unused with white transparent gum, margins all around, fresh and v.f., with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.33, €570)
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Catalog #25
Catalog Value $450
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #5123
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, 6c carmine, dark carmine, unused with gum, margins all around, nice colors, the latter signed Roig,
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Catalog #26,26c
Catalog Value $875
Price Realized
$285.00

Lot #5124
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, 2 Reales scarlet, unused without gum, margins all around except just touching at top, brilliant color, fine and rare stamp, with 1983 CEM certificate (Ed.25, €2,225)
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Catalog #28
Catalog Value $2,100
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #5125
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, 5 Reales deep green, unused without gum, margins all around, beautiful fresh color, fine and rare unused stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.26a)
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Catalog #29a
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #5126
SPAIN
1854 6 Reales blue, unused without gum, beautiful shade, margins all around, v.f., signed Roig, etc., with 1986 Filatelia Llach certificate (Ed.27, €3,670)
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Catalog #30
Catalog Value $4,000
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #5127
SPAIN
1854 6 Reales dark blue, unused without gum, beautiful intense color, margins all around, v.f.,
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Catalog #30a
Catalog Value $4,100
Unsold
Lot #5128
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, thick blue paper, 2c green unused with original gum, margins all around, h.r., good color, minor stains, otherwise fine, signed Roig, etc., with 1986 Filatelia Llach certificate. A rarity from Spain (Ed.32A, €18,650)
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Catalog #31
Catalog Value $16,500
Unsold
Lot #5129
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, thin bluish paper, 4c carmine, unused without gum, margins all around, v.f., with 2011 APS certificate (Ed.33, €570)
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Catalog #32c
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #5130
SPAIN
1854 Coat of Arms, thick bluish paper, 1r pale blue, light town postmark, margins all around, small thin at top, v.f. appearance of this rare stamp which is only known used, with 1983 CEM certificate (Ed.34A, €11,200)
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Catalog #33
Catalog Value $6,500
Unsold
Lot #5131
SPAIN
1855 Queen Isabella II, 2 Cuartos green, watermarked "loops", unused part original gum, ample margins clear design on all sides, fresh color, fine, rare unused stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.39, €3,900)
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Catalog #36
Catalog Value $3,400
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #5132
SPAIN
1855 4 Cuartos brown red, blue paper, unused with original gum, h.r., v.f., with 2011 COMEX certificate (Ed.40, €375)
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Catalog #37
Catalog Value $300
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #5133
SPAIN
1855 1 Real blue, unused without gum, nice color, margins all around, v.f., with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.41a, €1,675)
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Catalog #38
Catalog Value $1,300
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #5134
SPAIN
1855 2 Reales deep purple, unused without gum, margins all around except barely touching the outer frame line at upper right, good color, fine, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.42, €1,120)
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Catalog #39
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #5135
SPAIN
1856 Watermarked Crossed Lines, 2c green, unused with original gum, h.r., ample margins to just touching at left, good color, fine and rare stamp, signed Bloch, with 1983 Friedl certificate (Ed.43, €4,725)
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Catalog #40
Catalog Value $4,000
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #5136
SPAIN
1856 Watermarked Crossed Lines, 1 Real blue, unused with original gum, l.h., ample margins all around, close but clear at right, good color, fine and scarce unused stamp, with handstamped guarantee marks, 2015 Sismondo certificate (Ed.45, €4,825)
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Catalog #42
Catalog Value $5,500
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #5137
SPAIN
1856 2c green, unused without gum, ample margins to just touching at upper right, good color, fresh and fine stamp, signed A.Brun, etc. (Ed.47)
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Catalog #44
Catalog Value $700
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #5138
SPAIN
1856 2c yellow green, unused with part original gum, narrow but clear margins all around, fine, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.47a)
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Catalog #44a
Catalog Value $825
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #5139
SPAIN
1861 19 Cuartos brown, unused with part original gum, ample margins, close but clear on all sides, tiny pen mark above the Queen's eyelid, otherwise fine, with 2019 Sismondo certificate. A rare stamp unused (Ed.54, €3,875)
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Catalog #52
Catalog Value $2,500
Unsold
Lot #5140
SPAIN
1865 19 Cuartos rose & reddish brown, unused with original gum, usual centering with tiny portion of selvage at bottom, light horizontal crease, nice and vivid colors, rare unused stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.77, €5,100)
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Catalog #77
Catalog Value $4,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #5141
SPAIN
1868 19 Cuartos brown, unused without gum, excellent color, usual centering, fresh and fine stamp, with 2019 Sismondo certificate (Ed.101, €3,185)
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Catalog #102
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #5142
SPAIN
1868 Provisional Government Issue (Madrid), handstamped in black "Habilitado por la Nacion", 100m brown, l.h., fine, signed Roig, with 2006 COMEX certificate (Ed.99)
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Catalog #124
Catalog Value $200
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #5143
SPAIN
1868 Provisional Government Issue (Madrid), handstamped in black "Habilitado por la Nacion", 19c rose, unused without gum, with blue handstamp on back, signed Bloch, with 1975 Friedl certificate (Ed.90)
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Catalog #127
Catalog Value $800
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #5144
SPAIN
1868 Provisional Government Issue (Madrid), handstamped in blue "Habilitado por la Nacion", 19c brown, l.h., usual centering, with faint toning at left, not mentioned on the accompanying 2016 CEM certificate (Ed.101)
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Catalog #128
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #5145
SPAIN
1870 "Espana", 1e600m dull lilac, h.r., nice color and well centered for issue, fine (Ed.111, €2,300)
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Catalog #170
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #5146
SPAIN
1873 "Espana", 10p violet brown, h.r., usual centering, nice color, fine, with 1982 COMEX certificate (Ed.140, €3,185)
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Catalog #200
Catalog Value $2,100
Unsold
Lot #5147
SPAIN
1909 Alfonso XIII, imperforate horizontal pairs, many with sheet margin, complete set of 14, n.h., v.f.
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Catalog #297-309var
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #5148
SPAIN
1938 Submarine Issue, imperforate vertical pairs, n.h., v.f.,
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Catalog #605A-Fvar
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #5149
SPAIN
1938 Submarine Issue, imperforate souvenir sheet of three, n.h., without the usual toning, fresh and v.f., with 2001 COMEX certificate,
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Catalog #605Gvar
Catalog Value $2,900
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #5150
SPAIN
1938 Issue, imperforate horizontal pairs, l.h., v.f.,
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Catalog #624-34var
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #5151
SPAIN
1939 General Franco, "Sanchez Toda" imprint, imperforate singles, n.h., v.f. set,
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Catalog #678-89var
Catalog Value $700
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #5152
SPAIN
1940 General Franco, imperforate singles complete as issued, l.h., v.f., signed Roig,
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Catalog #690-704var
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$500.00

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