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 #1468
IRAN
1878 Lion Coat of Arms, 5kr blue Type B, Tabriz cancel, margins all around, v.f., rare, signed Sadri, with his 2016 certificate (Persiphila 30A, $2,000)
O
Catalog #36var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1469
IRAN
1902 Meched, 5 Chahis violet and 5 Chahis black, each used on piece, fine-v.f., with Persiphila certificates,
O
Catalog #225,226
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #1470
IRAN
1902 12 Chahis blue, horizontal pair with red rosette overprint, used on back of a registered cover from Teheran, via Baku (2 May 1912 transit) to Holland, with Rotterdam arrival pmk, fine and rare usage, with 2009 Guy de Vachat certificate
Envelope
Catalog #252
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1471
IRAN
1909 printed matter 1ch and 2ch surcharges, on Imperforate Mohammad Ali Shah, complete set of 17, canceled to order, v.f., only 500 sets printed, with 2006 Persiphila certificate,
O
Catalog #464-80
Catalog Value $3,055
Unsold
Lot #1472
IRAN
1910 Saatdjian Coronation Issue, complete set of 16, gold borders, h.r., fresh and fine-v.f., beautiful set (Persiphila C21-36)
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Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1473
IRAN
1915 2ch on 5ch Ahmad Shah, block of four, n.h., fine-v.f., signed Sadri,
Box **
Catalog #538
Catalog Value $1,200
Unsold
Lot #1474
IRAN
1918 4k multicolored, pair and block of four used with additional franking on large coverback, Meched cds, fine-v.f., probably unique (catalogued as used singles off cover)
Box
Catalog #604A
Catalog Value $1,500
Unsold
Lot #1475
IRAN
1915 The Kings and Historical Buildings, complete set of 19 with gold borders, prepared but not issued (due to the outbreak of WWI), h.r., fresh and fine-v.f., with 2009 Guy de Vachat certificate. A rare set, most of the printed stamps were destroyed, leaving around 130 complete sets or less (Persiphila C91-109, $2,600)
*
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1476
IRAN
1922 5ch Ahmad Shah overprinted "Controle", block of four, n.h., v.f., signed Sadri,
Box **
Catalog #649
Catalog Value $1,200
Unsold
Lot #1477
IRAN
1922 Ahmad Shah 30kr overprinted "Controle", natural gum skips, fine and rare stamp, signed Sadri,
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Catalog #662
Catalog Value $1,800
Unsold
Lot #1478
IRAN
1922 Ahmad Shah, four different surcharges, h.r., fine-v.f., each stamp signed Sadri,
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Catalog #663-66
Catalog Value $825
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #1479
IRAN
1926 Shah Pahlavi Government, overprinted "Specimen", complete set of 16, fine-v.f., rare, signed Sadri, with Persiphila certificate (Persiphila 710-25, $3,700)
S
Catalog #707-22S
Unsold
Lot #1480
IRAN
1949 10r carmine and blue green, center inverted, top sheet margin single, stamp n.h., v.f., with 1994 APS certificate. A rarity, ex-Sagar collection,
**
Catalog #927a
Catalog Value $3,500
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1481
IRAN
1949 50d brown and olive, center inverted, n.h., natural gum irregularity, penciled position ("10") and signed on back, n.h., v.f. Only 100 printed,
**
Catalog #1059Ab
Catalog Value $3,750
Price Realized
$1,300.00

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