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 #5164
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Double Geneva
1843 5c black, yellow green, left half of the legendary "Double Geneva", unused with traces of gum, excellent color and margins (frame line touched at top), light horizontal, barely noticeable crease, fresh and v.f. appearing example of the left portion of Double Geneva, pencil signed, with 1984 Rellstab certificate (Zu.4L, SFr 30,000) (the Double Geneva of 1843 is the third oldest European stamp issue after the 1840 Great Britain and 1843 Zurich. The two stamps in one were printed in black on yellow green paper, showing twin coat of arms, each surrounded by the words "Poste de Geneve 5 C Port local" within a square. The interesting fact about this item is that its half was only used within the city, whereas the whole stamp paid the rate to other towns in the Geneva canton)
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Catalog #2L1a
Catalog Value $24,750
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #5165
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Double Geneva
1843 5c black, yellow green, right half of the legendary "Double Geneva", unused without gum, deep color and margins (frame line touched at right), fresh and fine example of the right portion of Double Geneva, with 1984 von der Weid certificate (Zu.4R, SFr 30,000) (the Double Geneva of 1843 is the third oldest European stamp issue after the 1840 Great Britain and 1843 Zurich. The two stamps in one were printed in black on yellow green paper, showing twin coat of arms, each surrounded by the words "Poste de Geneve 5 C Port local" within a square. The interesting fact about this item is that its half was only used within the city, whereas the whole stamp paid the rate to other towns in the Geneva canton)
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Catalog #2L1a
Catalog Value $24,750
Price Realized
$4,000.00

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