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 #5166
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1845 5c black, yellow green, Port Cantonal, the so-called "Small Eagle", unused with large part original gum, margins all around except touched at left, quite adequate for this narrow-margined issue, with 1996 Rellstab certificate (Zu.5, SFr 4,000) (catalogued as unused, unpriced with original gum)
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Catalog #2L2
Catalog Value $3,400
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #5167
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1845 5c black, yellow green, Port Cantonal, the so-called "Large Eagle", unused without gum, large margins all around, with portion of adjoining stamp at top, signed A.Brun, Reuterskiold, etc., with 1985 Rellstab certificate (Zu.6, SFr 2,800)
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Catalog #2L3
Catalog Value $2,350
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #5168
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1845 5c black, dark green, Port Cantonal, the so-called "Modified Color", unused with original gum, h.r., margins all around, v.f., signed Fulpius, Moser, etc., with 1981 Rellstab certificate (Zu.7, SFr 5,500) (catalogued as unused, unpriced with original gum)
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Catalog #2L4
Catalog Value $4,500
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #5169
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1849 4c black and red Poste Locale, the so-called Vaud (Waadt), a magnificent used example of this very rare stamp, featuring four extra-large margins, with dividing lines on three sides, crisp impressions, neat strike of a red rosette cancel on piece with corresponding Geneva 3 May 50 struck alongside, v.f., signed Diena, Ernst Stook, also von der Weid, with his 2004 certificate ("en parfait etat de conservation et de fraicheur"). The Four Cent Geneva cantonal is one of the key rarities of early Switzerland, with superb examples such as this being incredibly challenging to locate (Zu.9, SFr 25,000) (this 4 centimes "Poste Locale" adhesive was intended for letters within a city, while the 6 centimes "Cantonal Taxe" was used for letters abandoned and delivered in the Canton of Zurich. The reason why the stamp is called the Vaud 4 is attributed to the fact that it was used in Geneva and the district of Nyon in Canton Vaud. The stamp was issued in sheets of 100 but the total number of items that was printed is also unknown. It was made obsolete in a year due to the December 1849 currency law, thus making Vaud 4 really scarce)
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Catalog #2L5
Catalog Value $20,750
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #5170
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1850 5c black and red Poste Locale, the so-called Vaud (Waadt), position 5, unused with part original gum, margins all around, fresh and v.f. stamp, signed F.Staiger, G.Fulpius, with 1969 Hunziker and 1993 von der Weid certificates (Zu.10, SFr 3,500) (catalogued as unused without gum, unpriced with original gum)
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Catalog #2L6
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #5171
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1851 5c black and red Poste Locale, the so-called Neuchatel (Neuenburg), unused without gum, margins all around, fresh and v.f., signed Roger Calves, with 1998 Rellstab and 2004 Eichele certificates ("Ungebrauchte Examplare dieser Ausgabe sind selten"). A rare stamp seldom offered unused (Zu.11, SFr 11,000)
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Catalog #2L7
Catalog Value $10,500
Price Realized
$5,000.00

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