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 #1262
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1862-1990 powerful collection neatly written up on pages, with unwatermarked Victoria (faults or defective perfs), watermarked "CC" to 96c with many additional shades identified, 1874 $2 and $3, 1876-79 Surcharges including 5c and 10c, 1882-1902 Victoria 2c-30c including additional shades, 1880 12c on $10, 1885-91 20c and 50c Surcharges, 1890-1902 $2 and $5, 1891 $5 on $10, 1891 Surcharges, 2c Jubilee (2), 1897 $1 on $2 Surcharges (including Specimen), 1898 10c on 30c and $1 on 96c including varieties, 1921-37 George V complete to $5 including some varieties, Silver Jubilee with some varieties including 3c with "Lightening Conductor", 1954 QEII with additional shades, then fairly complete with souvenir sheets, booklets, varieties, Postage Dues, etc., mostly l.h. (early stamps with some unused), mixed condition with some faults noted (mostly on classics), generally fine-v.f., high catalogue value
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Lot #1263
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1863-80 48c brown, small h.r., nice color, v.f., with owner's handstamp on reverse (SG 31)
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Catalog #22
Catalog Value £1,500
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #1264
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1866 96c bistre, B62 cancel, fresh and fine,
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Catalog #23
Catalog Value $725
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1265
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1879-80 5c on 18c lilac, h.r., v.f., owner's handstamp on reverse (SG 24)
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Catalog #32
Catalog Value £950
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #1266
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1891 Jubilee, 2c rose, three different varieties, with short "J", short "U" and broken "1" in "1891", h.r., fine-v.f. and seldom offered group (SG 51a-c)
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Catalog #66b-c,f
Catalog Value £2,550
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #1267
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1897 Chauvin, Chevalier & Co Correspondence from Canton to France, seven large commercial letters, one used May 11, paying $1.00 with 20x5c Victoria, including a block of fourteen, sent via Hong Kong (May 12), with "Ligne N Paq Fr. No.1" cds on front, also endorsed par "Yangtze,"; another used May 19, paying $1.30 with 10c, 30c and 20x5c Victoria, including blocks of 14 and strips and pairs, sent via Hong Kong, with red "Modane a Paris" entry pmk, par "Cromwell" ship endorsement; another sent on 14 July, paying $1.30 with 10x2c, 2x5c and 10x10c Victoria, including blocks of 10, pairs and strips, par "Ravenna" ship endorsement, others with similar large franking, usual cover wear and some faults, scarce group with seven different ships represented
Envelope
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Lot #1268
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1898 $1 on 96c black, without Chinese Surcharge, overprinted Specimen in black, l.h., v.f. (SG 53as)
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Catalog #70S
Catalog Value £600
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #1269
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1903 KEVII watermarked Crown & CA, 1c-$10 complete set of 15, also two additional shades of 2c, l.h. or h.r., fresh, fine-v.f. (SG 62-76)
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Catalog #71-85
Catalog Value £3,000
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1270
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1904-11 KEVII watermarked Multiple Crown & CA, 1c-$10 complete set of 23, also two additional shades of 2c, also 4c, l.h. or h.r., fresh, fine-v.f. (SG 62-76)
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Catalog #86-108
Catalog Value £4,555
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #1271
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1912-14 George V 1c-$10 complete, also additional shades of 1c, 6c, 8c, 25c (redrawn), 30c, 50c, $1, $5 blue green, olive back, as well as the surface-colored paper 12c, 50c and $5, total of 30 stamps, fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #109-28
Catalog Value £3,960
Unsold
Lot #1272
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1912-14 1c brown, bottom margin block of nine, middle stamp with "crown broken at right" variety, six stamps (including variety) n.h., others l.h., v.f. (SG 100b; catalogue value for hinged singles)
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Catalog #109var
Catalog Value £310
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #1273
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1935 Silver Jubilee, 5c indigo and green, corner margin block of four, upper left stamp with extra flagstaff variety, also vertical pair, top stamp with flagstaff on right hand turret variety, n.h. (latter error with pencil notation on gum), v.f. (SG 134a; catalogue value for hinged singles)
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Catalog #148var
Catalog Value £1,009
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #1274
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH HONG KONG
1938-52 George VI, 1c-$10, complete set, with many additional shades noted including $5 and $10 (with additional better $10 included as well), also perf. 14 1/2x14 set of six, mostly l.h., $5 green and violet with faint toned spot on gum, still fine-v.f. (SG 140-162; £2,300+)
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Catalog #154-166A
Unsold

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