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 #1487
ISRAEL
1883-1939 collection on 60+ pages, postal history written-up exhibition style with Austrian Offices, Ottoman "Camp Imperial Jerusalem" cancelation on card to Switzerland, Ottoman fiscals on receipts, incoming mail to Haifa, via Ottoman Hejaz railway, 1910 Jericho to London, Safed to Switzerland, Tiberias to Jaffa, 1914 cover with Ottoman franking from "Jerusalem 9" to England, other covers and cards to European countries, "Quart Israelite" cancels, Palestine selection with 23 covers and cards, various usages, also Postage Dues on mail from Egypt, Germany (received 25 May 39), England, other incoming mail to Jerusalem (from Belgian Congo, Russia, Finland, USA, one from Paris to a Rabbi in Tiberias), some historical notes and supporting materials, fine collection, possibly a nucleus for study and further expansion
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1488
ISRAEL
1909 (24 Mar) large cover addressed to Switzerland, franked with 56 different stamps, representing the German (14), French (13), Italian (7), Austrian (7), Russian (5) and Ottoman (10) Offices in the Turkish Empire, each stamp canceled at their respective post offices in Jerusalem, 24 March 1909, with two additional Deutsche Post cds on back, minor peripheral cover flaws, fine and undoubtedly one of the most impressive Holyland "mixed offices" covers
Envelope
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #1489
ISRAEL
1948-52 collection on "J.Scheps" album pages, with Scott 1a-3b, "wrong Tabs" on 10m and 15m, 1948 Holidays, also horizontal gutter tete-beche pairs, Flag and Petah Tikva (right and left tab of each), Negev, 28-30, 33-34, 55, C1-6, C16, plus all other issues (without the Postage Dues and Officials), n.h., occasional finger prints, mostly fine-v.f.
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Catalog #1-72,C1-17
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #1490
ISRAEL
1948-56 collection on "J.Scheps" album pages, with Scott 1a-3b, "wrong Tabs" on 10m and 15m, 1948 Holidays, also horizontal gutter tete-beche pairs, Flag and Petah Tikva (right and left tab of each), Negev, 28-30, 33-34, 55, C1-6, C16, plus all other issues (without the Postage Dues and Officials), n.h., occasional finger prints, mostly fine-v.f.
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Catalog #1-55,C1-17
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #1491
ISRAEL
1948 Holidays, vertical gutter pairs, unfolded and n.h., post office fresh, v.f. (Bale $800)
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Catalog #10-14
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #1492
ISRAEL
1948 Holidays, vertical gutter pairs with margins, unfolded and n.h., post office fresh, v.f.
**
Catalog #10-14
Unsold
Lot #1493
ISRAEL
1948 Holidays, vertical gutter pairs with margins, unfolded and n.h., post office fresh, v.f.
**
Catalog #10-14
Unsold
Lot #1494
ISRAEL
1948 Holidays, vertical gutter pairs with tabs, n.h., most slightly folded horizontally between stamps and tabs, also some bends in gutters, fresh and fine-v.f., rare set, with 1976 Muentz certificate (Bale $7,500)
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Catalog #10-14
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1495
ISRAEL
1948 Holidays, vertical gutter pairs with tabs, unfolded and n.h., post office fresh, fine-v.f., each pencil signed Muentz, with his 1975 certificate (Bale $7,500)
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Catalog #10-14
Unsold
Lot #1496
ISRAEL
1948 Holidays, vertical gutter pairs with tabs, color bands at right, unfolded and n.h., post office fresh, v.f., each pencil signed D.Koral, with his 1969 certificate. A splendid set of vertical gutters with tabs (Bale $7,500)
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Catalog #10-14
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #1497
ISRAEL
1951 Independence Day, three sets of sheets of 50, n.h., v.f. (Bale 50-51)
Box **
Catalog #46-47
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #1498
ISRAEL
1951 Menorah, sheet of 20 (five tabs), n.h., folded between stamps, v.f. (Bale $1,750)
Box **
Catalog #55
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #1499
ISRAEL
1963 Freedom from Hunger tete-beche, three sheetlets of 16, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #237a
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1500
ISRAEL
1963 Freedom from Hunger tete-beche, three sheetlets of 16, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #237a
Price Realized
$260.00

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