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.
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS BRITISH AUSTRALASIA AND OCEANIA
1874-1998 balance of an extensive collection, with three volumes of New Zealand, strength in perforated Queen Victoria, Pictorials, commemoratives, Semi-Postals, extensive George V with dozens of horizontal gutter pairs, inverted watermark varieties, Officials, Life Insurance stamps and much more. In addition, there are 12+ albums, with mostly complete collections of Aitutaki, Niue, Tokelau, Cook, Penhryn, Norfolk, Christmas and Pitcairn Islands, Kiribati, Vanatu and Tonga, each containing dozens of varieties and other specialty items, many still on original auction lot sheets. Housed in three cartons, this lot also contains collections of Tristan da Cunha and Togo, mostly fine-v.f.