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 #2045
PHILIPPINES
1854 5c orange, worn plate, position 3, top sheet margin example, unused without gum, slightly discolored, with couple of pinholes, not mentioned on the accompanying clear 1991 Graus certificate,
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $4,000
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #2046
PHILIPPINES
1854 10c deep carmine, unused without gum, margins all around, splendid color, fresh and v.f., with 2009 COMEX certificate,
(*)
Catalog #2
Catalog Value $700
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #2047
PHILIPPINES
1855 5c pale red, unused with gum, margins all around, signed Calves, also additional blue handstamped guarantee just showing though on front, fine appearance,
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value $1,600
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #2048
PHILIPPINES
1855 5c vermilion, unused without gum, margins all around, with 1991 Graus and 1993 Philatelic Foundation certificates, each confirming "genuine with lightened staining at top", fine appearing example of this rarity,
(*)
Catalog #7
Catalog Value $6,000
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #2049
PHILIPPINES
1863 5c vermilion, 10c carmine, 1r violet, 2r blue, 1r gray green and 1r green, complete set of six, unused, 2r without gum, others l.h. or h.r., margins all around, 1r signed Stolow, 2r signed Peter Holcombe, v.f. set,
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Catalog #14-20
Catalog Value $2,251
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #2050
PHILIPPINES
1872 "Habilitado Por La Nacion" 2r blue, unused with traces of gum, additional strike of "Nacion" at top, margins all around, v.f., signed Bartels, I.Koslow, etc., ex-Yacano,
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Catalog #32var
Catalog Value $500
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #2051
PHILIPPINES
1881 "Habilitado Para Correos" red overprint on 2r blue, double overprint variety, l.h. and well centered, tiny corner perf. crease at upper left, still v.f., with 2010 APS certificate. A rarity, only two (!) reported (catalogued as the normal stamp)
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Catalog #127A,var
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #2052
PHILIPPINES
1881 "Habilitado Para Correos" blue overprint on 10c bistre, unused part original gum, h.r., signed Kohler, with 2001 APS certificate,
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Catalog #129B
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$950.00

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