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 #1573
POLAND
1772 large part of cover from Lemberg to Warszawa, with a good strike of "Lemberg" with Eagle at top and posthorns at bottom, backflap missing, fine and rare prephilatelic usage, signed Jendroszek, with his 2019 certificate, ex-Mikulski
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #1574
POLAND
1775 outer FL from Lemberg to Vienna, with a good strike of "Lemberg" with Eagle at top and posthorns at bottom, endorsed "Leopoli", fine and rare prephilatelic usage (this handstamp was in use only for two years 1775-76), signed Jendroszek, with his 2019 certificate, ex-Mikulski
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #1575
POLAND
1776 large part (one side flap missing) of outer FL from Lemberg to Lowicz, with a good strike of "Lemberg" with Eagle at top and posthorns at bottom, full wax seal on reverse, charged "6" (kr), fine and rare prephilatelic usage (this handstamp was in use only for four years 1776-80), signed Jendroszek, with his 2019 certificate, ex-Mikulski
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1576
POLAND
1791 outer FL from Piaski (Lublin administration) to Malanow, with a good strike od "PIASKI" with crown at top and posthorns at bottom, fine and rare prephilatelic usage, signed Schmutz, also Jendroszek, with his 2019 certificate, ex-Mikulski
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #1577
POLAND
1806 (21 May) complete military letter from General Jan Henryk Dabrowski, Army headquarters in Foggia, endorsed "Servigio Militare" and addressed to the Minister of War, Kingdom of Italy in Milan, sent via Naples and Rome, with red "NAPOL" departure handstamp, written in Italian and personally signed by "Dabrowski", fine and rare usage from the commanding general of the Polish Legion in Napoleonic Army, with Jendroszek certificate (Dabrowski is a Polish national hero, first for his part in Tadeusz Kosciuszko's rebellion against Russia (1794) and later his command of the Polish legions in Napoleon's army. In 1815 he was appointed general of cavalry and senator of the new Kingdom of Poland. His military exploits are mentioned in the Polish national anthem, which is also known as the "Dabrowski Mazurka.")
Envelope
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #1578
POLAND
1860 Russia 10k (za lot) stationery entire envelope with indicia at left, canceled "1" in concentric rings of Warszawa and sent via Lublin, Uscilug, Rowno to Horobkow in Nowostawrach (gouv. Wolyn), intact wax seal on back, v.f., signed Wallisch
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1579
POLAND
1860 10k carmine & blue, defective, canceled "14" in hexagon of dots (Wierzbolow-St.Petersburg train), fine appearance, signed Jendroszek
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Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #1580
POLAND
1860 10k rose and greenish blue, placed upside down at upper left corner, canceled by "1" in concentric rings on FL (3 Sep) from Warszawa to Moscow, with red Warszawa in Cyrillic letters departure at right, arriving in Moscow on 8 Sep, 1862, fresh and fine usage to Russia, signed Schmutz, with 2019 Walisch certificate (Fi.1ac)
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #1581
POLAND
1860 10k carmine & blue, canceled by "1" in concentric circles on FL used in 1864 from Warszawa to Elzbietow, red Warszawa 21.1. departure in red, arrival docketing on back, filing fold through the stamp, fine appearance
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1582
POLAND
1862 Russia 10k brown & blue (perf 12 1/2) used several times (postal fraud, the original stamp was probably Poland Number One), finally canceled by "282" numeral in concentric circles on FL from Kibarty to St. Petersburg, with "Gebruder Levi & Co Wirballen" company handstamp at left, bilingual Kibarty departure pmk at right, with 29 Jan 1862 St. Petersburg arrival pmk, fine example of Postal Fraud, signed Mikulski, with 2018 Korszen certificate
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1583
POLAND
1866 Russia 10k brown & blue (unwatermarked), small faults, canceled by "147" in concentric circles (Ilza), fine appearance, signed Jendroszek (Bojanowicz rated "10" = very rare!)
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Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #1584
POLAND
1883 Russia 1k black & yellow and 2x3k black & green (horizontally laid paper), tied by blue Dobrzyn (Plock gouv) 14 January 1883 pmks, sent via New York to Jersey City, with transit and arrival pmks, cover little dirty at top, otherwise fine, signed Korszen with his 2019 certificate. Covers from the Kingdom of Poland to USA are uncommon
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1585
POLAND
1917 "Krolewstwo Polskie" Edward Trojanowski 40gr Hussar Essay in black, on thick card paper, miscut at top, with 2018 Korszen certificate
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Lot #1586
POLAND
1917 "Krolewstwo Polskie" Edmund Bartlomiejczyk 40gr Granary essay in brown orange, on stamp paper, v.f., signed Saliker, with 2018 Korszen certificate, rare
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Unsold
Lot #1587
POLAND
1918 Warsaw Issue, surcharges inverted, set of four, first two n.h., others l.h. or h.r., v.f., signed Petriuk, Walisch, etc.,
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Catalog #11a-14a
Catalog Value $592
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1588
POLAND
1918 20pf ultramarine, tied by Sosnowice 20.2.19 cds on piece, v.f., signed and described by Schmutz, also Jungjohann. A rarity from Poland,
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Catalog #21a
Catalog Value $2,250
Unsold
Lot #1589
POLAND
1918 3h on 3h olive gray, complete pane of 50, n.h., showing varieties (Fischer B1, B2), left stamps with missing stars and parts of the overprint, v.f., signed Korszen, with his 2020 certificate (Fi.20a 19,819zl = $5,218)
Box **
Catalog #30
Unsold
Lot #1590
POLAND
1918 10h brown surcharge (error) on 30h slate green, complete pane of 50, n.h., showing varieties (Fischer B4, B13), left stamps with missing or partially defective stars and parts of the overprint, v.f., signed Korszen, with his 2020 certificate. A rare complete sheet (Fi.22b 45,840zl = $12,000)
Box **
Catalog #32b
Unsold
Lot #1591
POLAND
1918 Lublin Issue, five different varieties, mostly inverted, including 10h brown surcharge inverted, also 45h on 60h overprinted on both sides, n.h., v.f. group, signed by Korszen, Miszczak, Walisch, etc. (Fi.4,710zl = $1,230)
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Catalog #32b/36a
Unsold
Lot #1592
POLAND
1918 Lublin Issue, 25h on 40h and 45h on 80h inverted surcharges, blocks of four, the latter with additional variety showing black vertical smudge line and "ZTA" omitted in "POCZTA" from stamps at left, n.h., fine-v.f., signed Mikulski, Korszen, etc. (Fi.3,870zl = $1,000)
Box **
Catalog #34a,36a
Unsold
Lot #1593
POLAND
1918 50h deep green, complete pane of 50, n.h., showing varieties (Fischer B3,B9,B10,B11,B12), right stamps with partially defective overprint, v.f., signed Korszen, with his 2020 certificate. A rare complete sheet (Fi.28, 25,380zl = $6,680)
Box **
Catalog #39
Unsold
Lot #1594
POLAND
1919 80h orange brown, overprint inverted, n.h., v.f., signed Schmutz, Mikstein, etc.
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Catalog #49a
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #1595
POLAND
1921 (12 Apr) telegram from Slonim to Skarzysko (train station), franked with 4x10m and single 100f Official, canceled by crayon, folded away from the stamps, scarce usage
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1596
POLAND
1924 Arms of Poland, 15gr red and 50g magenta, imperforate vertical se-tenant gutter pair, unused without gum as issued, usual crayon invalidating marks, folded between stamps in gutter, v.f., rare se-tenant
(*)
Catalog #220,225var
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1597
POLAND
1944 Wodzowie Issue, lithographed screen proof in red brown, on yellowish paper, v.f., signed Mikulski
P
Catalog #341-43P
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1598
POLAND
1944 1zl K.R.N. surcharge and overprint inverted, used on piece, Lublin 31.12.44 cds, v.f., signed Korszen (Fi.3,500zl)
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Catalog #345Avar
Unsold
Lot #1599
POLAND
1945 Goznak Issue, 1zl on 50gr, also 1.50zl on 25gr form II and form III, all inverted surcharges, n.h., v.f., signed Schmutz, Korszen, Walocha, etc.
**
Catalog #346,364var
Unsold
Lot #1600
POLAND
1945 Goznak Issue, 1zl on 50gr red surcharge inverted, block of four with sheet margin, n.h., v.f., signed Walocha
Box **
Catalog #364var
Unsold
Lot #1601
POLAND
1946 Warszawa, 3zl blue overprint shifted and inverted, n.h., v.f., signed Schmutz. An unusual variety
**
Catalog #384var
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #1602
POLAND
1959 Mushrooms, 40gr imperf. proof, center omitted, vertical tete-beche pair, v.f., signed Schmutz
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Catalog #844P
Price Realized
$240.00

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