Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World; Hawkins II - European Colonies
May 12-13, 2020

Our May 12, 2020 sale was prepared in anticipation of London 2020 World Stamp Exhibition. While the show has been rescheduled, this auction will take place as scheduled. There is an important collection of Great Britain and British Commonwealth, with many individual Colonies offered intact. In addition, there are hundreds of better individual lots of Inverted Centers of the World, French Colonies Postal History selection from the Lorenz correspondence to Trieste, excellent range of European countries, with Italy and Colonies, especially Fezzan, Poland, Russia, as well as rarities from Japan, Korea and more. There are many attractive and substantial Large Lots and Collections, often fully scanned.

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Lot #1005
AUSTRIA
1554 folded four-page letter written in Latin, rated "3" in manuscript, sent by Botenpost Courier from Nieder Russbach, with seal, addressed to Leifen, minor overall ageing, rare early letter
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1006
AUSTRIA
1900 two 2kr postal stationery cards used locally in Vienna, each with additional bisect of 1kr, reflecting the Monetary System change, fine
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1007
AUSTRIA
1919 80h and 5h Postage Due, each with inverted overprint, l.h., fine-v.f.,
*
Catalog #193a,J64a
Catalog Value $625
Unsold
Lot #1008
AUSTRIA
1919 Parliament Building, 3kr blue and dark brown, vertical pair imperf. between, n.h., v.f. (ANK 286F)
**
Catalog #221var
Catalog Value €320
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1009
AUSTRIA
1922 Symbols of Art and Science, 20kr-10,000r imperforate horizontal pairs, 10 different (complete less 1000kr black violet), unused without gum, v.f.
(*)
Catalog #288/98var
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1010
AUSTRIA
1950 Costumes, 10sh imperf. single on ungummed yellowish paper, also two imperforate horizontal pairs in issued colors, both on horizontally ribbed paper, slightly different shades, n.h., v.f. (ANK 923PU, €1,060)
**
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #1011
AUSTRIA
1952 School Girl, stage two die proof in black, on gummed paper, die sunk, with "5 July 1952" datestamp, fresh and v.f. (ANK 993)
P
Catalog #583P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1012
AUSTRIA
1953 Theodore Korner, stage two die proof on gummed paper, with "24 Jan. 1953" datestamp, fresh and v.f.
P
Catalog #588P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1013
AUSTRIA
1954 Dr.Karl Auer Ritter von Welsbach, trial color proof in red brown, v.f., signed Dr.Wallner, with his 1956 certificate ("possibly unique") (ANK 1015P II)
P
Catalog #595P
Catalog Value €1,800
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #1014
AUSTRIA
1956 Mozart 2.40s lilac, perforated trial color proof, v.f., signed Dr.Wallner, with his 1956 certificate ("possibly unique")
P
Catalog #609P
Catalog Value €1,800
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #1015
AUSTRIA
1960 Buildings, 4.50s green, vertical sheet corner margin strip of three, imperf. horizontally between two stamps and complete imperf. at bottom, n.h., v.f. and impressive variety (ANK 1109)
**
Catalog #627Avar
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1016
AUSTRIA
1961 Observatory, 1.80s perforated trial color proof in black, v.f., signed Dr.Wallner, with his 1966 certificate,
P
Catalog #666P
Catalog Value €400
Price Realized
$120.00

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