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Lot #6988
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1843 5c black, yellow green, right half of the legendary "Double Geneva", unused without gum, deep color and margins (frame line touched at right), repaired tear at right, fresh and fine appearing example of the right portion of Double Geneva, with clear 1984 von der Weid certificate, also 2019 Jean-Claude Marchand opinion ("repaired tear at top, otherwise in good condition") (Zu.4R, SFr 30,000) (the Double Geneva of 1843 is the third oldest European stamp issue after the 1840 Great Britain and 1843 Zurich. The two stamps in one were printed in black on yellow green paper, showing twin coat of arms, each surrounded by the words "Poste de Geneve 5 C Port local" within a square. The interesting fact about this item is that its half was only used within the city, whereas the whole stamp paid the rate to other towns in the Geneva canton)
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Catalog #2L1a
Catalog Value $24,750
$2,300.00

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Lot #6989
SWITZERLAND - CANTONAL ADMINISTRATION Geneva
1849 4c black and red Poste Locale, the so-called Vaud (Waadt), a magnificent used example of this very rare stamp, featuring four extra-large margins, with dividing lines on three sides, crisp impressions, neat strike of a red rosette cancel on piece with corresponding Geneva 3 May 50 struck alongside, v.f. appearance, signed Diena, Ernst Stook, also von der Weid, with his 2004 certificate ("en parfait etat de conservation et de fraicheur"), plus 2019 Jean-Claude Marchand opinion stating "the paper is slightly defective in the bottom left corner, but a tear or crease cannot be determined without taking the stamp off piece". The Four Cent Geneva cantonal is one of the key rarities of early Switzerland, with superb examples such as this being incredibly challenging to locate (Zu.9, SFr 25,000) (this 4 centimes "Poste Locale" adhesive was intended for letters within a city, while the 6 centimes "Cantonal Taxe" was used for letters abandoned and delivered in the Canton of Zurich. The reason why the stamp is called the "Vaud 4" is attributed to the fact that it was used in Geneva and the district of Nyon in Canton Vaud. The stamp was issued in sheets of 100 but the total number of items that was printed is also unknown. It was made obsolete in a year due to the December 1849 currency law, thus making Vaud 4 really scarce)
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Catalog #2L5
Catalog Value $20,750
$3,750.00

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