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 #5163
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Zurich - Winterthur
1850 2 1/2 Rp black & red, the so-called "Winterthur", unused without gum with complete dividing ornaments on all four sides, beautiful original colors, totally insignificant vertical crease entirely in the right margin, v.f. unused Winterthur, handstamped "GF" (Fulpius), signed Diena, with 1991 von der Weid certificate (this colorful Swiss stamp, popularly known as "Winterthur" was released in 1850 by Zurich postal administration to pay reduced postage for local mail in the larger towns of the cantons Zurich, Zug, Schaffhausen and Thurgau. An unusual feature of this item is the ornamental design placed between stamps. This issue was in use for a very short time, as the Federal local appeared generally throughout Switzerland on April 5,1850)
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Catalog #1L5
Catalog Value $7,750
Price Realized
$3,000.00

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