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 #1631
RUSSIA
1856 10kop za lot, 1k za konv (10k per 10 lot; 1kop for cover) embossed Eagle, in blue, with gray background, die essay on thin card, bottom right angle cut out and replaced as usual, v.f. and beautiful engraved essay, probably the only known in this color, handstamped "P M D". A wonderful rarity
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Price Realized
$14,000.00

Lot #1632
RUSSIA
1857 10k brown & blue, margins all around, tied by boxed "Revel 29 Apr 1858" datestamp on outer FL addressed to Riga, v.f., with framed "Polucheno 2 May 1858" arrival handstamp on back
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1633
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, beautiful deep color, well centered and affixed on complete FL addressed to Nuggen (Estonia), stamp uncanceled and incredibly fresh, v.f.
(*)
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #1634
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, vertical pair, each stamp canceled by pen cross on outer FL from St. Petersburg to Helsingfors, red 5 Feb 1858 departure and "ANK 19/2" arrival datestamp on back, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1635
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, vertical pair, each stamp canceled by Riga 15 May 1858 postmark on FL to Libau, filing fold away from the stamps, beautiful cover, signed Mikulski and Herman Toaspern
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1636
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, used, well centered with intact perforations on all sides, interesting variety showing broken frame at bottom right, minor perf. correction, v.f., with Hovest certificate,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
Unsold
Lot #1637
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, used, canceled "2" in oval of dots, watermark "2" shifted to right, fine stamp, with Sorani certificate,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
Unsold
Lot #1638
RUSSIA
1863 5k black & blue, cancelled by dots on front of 10k stationery entire envelope, with "11" St. Petersburg-Warsaw Railway cancel and corresponding TPO 1 Aug 1863 pmk on back, addressed to Kamenetz-Podolski, some cover mending, otherwise fine and rare combination franking,
Envelope
Catalog #11
Catalog Value $4,500
Unsold
Lot #1639
RUSSIA
1889 3.50r black & gray (horizontally laid paper), sheet of 25, n.h., few toned specks and opened perforations, fine-v.f. and splendid multiple,
Box **
Catalog #53
Catalog Value $3,125
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1640
RUSSIA
1902 7k dark blue, printed on gum only, right sheet margin single, fine and very rare
*
Catalog #59var
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1641
RUSSIA
1922 7,500r blue, horizontal strip of three, spectacular paper fold creating a "gutter pair", n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #203var
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #1642
RUSSIA
1924 Definitives (typographed) 5r upper right sheet corner margin strip of four, perforated Obrazets and with invalidating horizontal lines, fine and attractive positional piece
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Catalog #293S
Unsold
Lot #1643
RUSSIA
1925 Definitives (watermarked), 8k and 1r perf. 14 1/2x15, both n.h., fresh and v.f., rare,
**
Catalog #311a,321a
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #1644
RUSSIA
1927 Esperanto, 14k Zamenhof, vertical imperforate pair, n.h., folded between stamps, otherwise v.f., with handstamped guarantee marks,
**
Catalog #374c
Catalog Value $2,750
Unsold
Lot #1645
RUSSIA
1927 8k Worker & Sailor, misperforated block of nine, n.h., v.f. and impressive
Box **
Catalog #378var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #1646
RUSSIA
1927 October Revolution,10th Anniversary Issue, 28k apple green, perforated trial color proof card mounted, with red PROEKT 25 June 1927 overprint, v.f., with 2019 Mandrovsky certificate
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Catalog #381P
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #1647
RUSSIA
1932 Philatelic Exhibition in Moscow, souvenir sheet of four, unused without gum as issued, overall toning and corner crease, otherwise fine, only 475 printed,
Box (*)
Catalog #485-86var
Catalog Value $19,500
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #1648
RUSSIA
1933 Leningrad Exhibition, two sets of two, one 70k on 35k n.h., others l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #487-88
Catalog Value $832
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1649
RUSSIA
1933 Leningrad Exhibition, set of two, n.h., v.f.,
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Catalog #487-88
Catalog Value $507
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1650
RUSSIA
1935 Spartacist Games, 2k carmine and green, perforated trial color proof, reduced size and trial perforations, without gum, v.f.
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Catalog #560P
Unsold
Lot #1651
RUSSIA
1935 Persian Art, 15k dark blue, perforated trial color proof on watermarked stamp paper, trial perforations, fine and rare item
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Catalog #571P
Unsold
Lot #1652
RUSSIA
1939 Soviet Agricultural Fair, 50k copper red, perforated proof on card, with red PROEKT 3 July 1939 imprint at bottom, trial perforations, v.f.
P
Catalog #730P
Unsold
Lot #1653
RUSSIA
1945 (6 Apr) registered cover to Tel Aviv, with combination franking consisting of contemporary Soviet and unissued "8Kop" perf. and imperf. surcharges (six different), rare on cover, fine-v.f., with censor and arrival markings
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1654
RUSSIA
1948 Regular Issues, 25k imperforate single mounted on card with red PROEKT dated 30 September 1948 and signature, v.f.
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Unsold
Lot #1655
RUSSIA
1949 Pushkin, 40k imperforate with coupon at right, mounted on card with red PROEKT dated 21 April 1949 and signature, v.f.
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Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #1656
RUSSIA
1957 October Revolution, 40th Anniversary souvenir sheet of three, plate proof on thick paper, with large margins at sides, colors are different from the final, issued design, First Day of issue cancel, v.f., probably the only known used proof sheetlet recorded, with Wassman certificate (Zagorsky Bl.24var)
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Catalog #1943aP
Unsold

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