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 #5159
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Zurich
1843 4 Rp black, vertical red lines, type III, unused without gum, with strong color and impression, clear vertical red lines, three full margins, close margin at right that just touches the frame line at bottom, overall a fine example of a stamp that is seldom offered in unused condition; handstamped W.H.C. (Colson), with 1995 von der Weid certificate (Zumstein 1S, SFr 25,000) (In 1843 the Canton of Zurich decided to issue stamps to prepay postage. These were issued in two denominations: the 4 Rappen for local letters, and a 6 Rappen value for use to other cantons. With these issues, Zurich became a pioneer in continental Europe and the second government to issue postage stamp. If you take a look at the design of this issue, you may clearly see that the artist used a famous Penny Black of Great Britain as a model. There is a fundamental similarity in the side and top panels, the corner square and in the background, while the large figure of value takes the place of the Queen's head)
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Catalog #1L1
Catalog Value $27,500
Price Realized
$6,250.00

Lot #5160
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Zurich
1843 6 Rp black, vertical red lines, type I, unused with traces of gum, with splendid color and well pronounced vertical red lines, wide margins all around, with 1990 Rellstab certificate which mentions "insignificant horizontal crease, in good condition" (Zumstein 2S, SFr 9,000)
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Catalog #1L2
Catalog Value $7,700
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #5161
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Zurich
1846 4 Rp black, horizontal red lines, type IV, unused with traces of gum, intensive deep color and well defined horizontal red lines, wide margins all around (closer but well clear in places at right), with 1991 Rellstab certificate ("in guter Erhaltung"). A very difficult stamp, seldom offered in unused condition (Zumstein 1W, SFr 22,500)
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Catalog #1L3
Catalog Value $18,500
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #5162
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Zurich
1846 6 Rp black, horizontal red lines, type IV, position 34, unused with gum, h.r., beautiful fresh color and clear horizontal red lines, wide margins all around, signed von der Weid, with 2003 Jean-Claude Marchand certificate ("Echt und Fehlerfrei") (Zumstein 2W, SFr 2,700)
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Catalog #1L4
Catalog Value $2,175
Price Realized
$1,700.00

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