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 #1531
ITALIAN WORLD WAR II OCCUPATION ISSUES FEZZAN - French Occupation Postage Dues
1943 (23 Mar) flown cover from Cameroun to Zouar (Northern Chad), redirected to Fezzan, franked with "France Libre" 2fr and 4fr, tied by Yaounde departure pmks, with French Military censor seal and corresponding handstamps, charged Postage due on arrival with 3x1fr on 10c blue, including top sheet margin vertical pair with Double Red and Black surcharge, tied by 1 June 1943 Fezzan arrival pmks, also with Bangui 3 April 43 transit pmk , fine and incredible rare error pair on cover, signed Diena and Bolaffi
Envelope
Catalog #Sass.S2,2a
Catalog Value €27,000
Unsold
Lot #1532
ITALIAN WORLD WAR II OCCUPATION ISSUES FEZZAN - French Occupation Postage Dues
1943 (10 June) cover used locally in Sebha, franked with 2x5fr on 50c and additional Air Post 7.50fr on 50c carmine, tied by R.F. Postes Fezzan handstamped, date filled in by hand, also franked at bottom with 1fr on 10c blue Double Red and Black surcharge, v.f., rare item, signed Diena and Bolaffi, with 1988 certificate,
Envelope
Catalog #Sass.S2a
Catalog Value €11,300
Unsold

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