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June 2005 Society Auction

Closed July 5, 2005

Lot Description M/B Realized
Palm Tree Issue Covers
1Registered cover, Port au Prince to New York, 16 Oct. 1891, two pairs of 5c of 1891 to pay single registered rate, stamps are somewhat oxidized (or sulfurized) but have a tinge of original color, cover is neat and clean; stamps tied by cds strikes, VF.$10.00No Bids
2Cover, Port au Prince to Hartford, Connecticut, 31 Dec 1891, paid by 3c and 7c of 1891 tied by cds strikes, the 7c is oxidized and shows just a hint of former color. Cover has a small tear at top left, not affecting stamps or markings, about 1 cm long, otherwise is neat and clean and VF.15.00No Bids
3Cover, Port au Prince to Bordeaux, 1 June 1896, paid by two 5c of 1893-96. Cover is neat and clean with small pin hole. One stamp is tied by cds. second is cancelled and not tied, otherwise VF.8.00No Bids
4Cover, Jeremie to Bordeaux, 27 March 1897, paid by 3c and 7c of 1893-95. Stamps are neatly tied by cds. Cover has stain at lower right corner about 3 to 4 cm long not affecting stamps or markings, but is clean and sound otherwise.7.00$7.00
5Cover, Cap Haitien to Paris paid by pair of 5c of 1891 nice copies and neatly tied by cds, 15 March 1894. Cover is brown paper but clean and in VF shape.15.0016.00
6Cover, as previous lot, same correspondence, two 5c of the 1891 issue, Cap Haitien to Paris. Cover was apparently posted on a ship, there is no Haitian cds, stamps are cancelled by Le Havre cds, 28 April 1884, and there is a strike of a straight line "PAQUEBOT" small letters marking, slight toning at top but sound and otherwise clean.15.00No Bids
7Cover, Jacmel to Belfast, 2 August 1897, "pr Royal Mail 'Para' " paid by 3c and 7c of 1891. Stamps are VF and neatly tied by cds strikes, cover is clean, sound, and attractive. Link to Auction Lot #7 image25.0042.00
8Cover, Port au Prince to Munich, 14 October 1896, paid by 7c and 3c of 1893-95. Stamps are tied by cds strikes but are only F used and not neatly placed. Cover is slightly stained overall, about F.5.00No Bids
9Cover, Port au Prince to Vienna, 15 Feb. 1897, paid by 7c 1893-95 and 3c 1896 nice copies well tied by cds strikes. Cover has vertical fold down center not affecting stamps, but a tear along it beginning at top has been reinforced by hinge material and some staining is noted at top. Presentable and overall about F. 5.00No Bids
10Internal cover, Cayes to Port au Prince, 5 June 1898, paid by 2c of 1896 issue, nice copy neatly tied. Directed "per Hollandais" and probably carried by ship, addressed to US Vice Consul General. Some damage at left resulting from opening and not affecting stamp. F-VF.15.0028.00
11Cover, Port au Prince to Paris, 3 August (year?), paid by three 1c and a 7c of 1893-95, tied by cds strikes, some wrinkling but still attractive and F-VF. Link to Auction Lot #11 image25.0045.00
12Registered cover, Gonaives to Brussels, 25 April 1895, paid by 20c of 1893-95 neatly tied by cds, a somewhat busy cover, but still attractive, with a Belgian registration label on reverse. Link to Auction Lot #12 image25.0040.00
13Cover, Port au Prince to Bordeaux, 22 June (?) 1896, double rate paid by 20c of 1893-95, fold at right not affecting stamp or markings, clean and appearance about fine.12.0025.00
14Cover, Jacmel to Dresden, paid by 7c of 1893-95 and 3c of 1896 both neatly tied, cover is clean, sound and free of faults except for slight hinge marks on back, VF.10.0012.00
15Picture post card, colored views of Port au Prince, PauP to England, February 14, 1898, with 1c, 2c, and 3c values of 1896 neatly cancelled by cds strikes, 1c and 2c tied, short message in English offering Haitian stamps for sale. Card is missing small pieces at three corners.5.008.00
16Picture post card, colored views of Port au Prince, PauP to England, February 14, 1898, with 1c, 2c, and 3c values of 1896 neatly cancelled by cds strikes, 1c and 2c tied, short message in English offering Haitian stamps for sale. Card is missing small pieces at three corners.2.003.00
17Two covers with stamps of the watermarked issue of 1898, both badly flawed with addressee erased or cut out, one has a stamp cut out as well. One is Cap Haitien to Havre with two 20c corner pair with margins, 17 Sept 1898, the second is Port au Prince to Havre, paid by two 7c and a 20c cent with a 1c of 1896 and 2 on 20c brown (1898), a large cover with a sixth stamp cut out.1.005.00
18Registered cover, faults, Haiti to Munich, paid by 3c of 1891 and 7c of 1893-95, stamps cancelled by indistinct cds strikes and not tied, water stain at top. Cover is underpaid (should be 20c) but went via New York, where it was treated as registered with registry label and backstamps.1.002.00
 
Stamps
19#8b, Used, VF.1.503.00
20#10a, MNG, and #10b, Used, VF.1.755.00
21#13a, Used, VF.1.503.00
22#32, 33, 35, 36, 37, Lithograph forgeries, Mint, VF.3.50No Bids
23#42, Horizontal pair, MNH, imperforate vertically, VF.4.506.50
24#42, block of 4, imperforate vertically, Mint, VF.6.008.00
25#43, Horizontal pair, imperforate, Mint, VF.1.752.75
#194, Mint, VF. CV $4.25
26#440-41, C133-35, Sheets of 25 (as issued) in MNH condition, VF.10.00No Bids
27#503a-504a, MNH, VF.1.00No Bids
28#662-662I, MNH, VF. 3.756.00
29#713-15, C469-71, MNH, VF.2.002.50
30#731-33, C499-506, MNH, VF.3.005.00
31#823a, Souvenir Sheet, very scarce (see Scott footnote), MNH, VF.8.00No Bids
32#913, complete mini-sheet of 16 stamps, MNH, VF.5.00No Bids
33#915-18 and #918a, MNH, VF.4.00No Bids
34#C309, the foil gold issue of Haiti, MNH, VF. Scarce Item.18.0019.00
35#C390A and #C390B, souvenir sheets, MNH, VF. 2.002.50
36#C448-58, C513-14, MNH, VF.5.007.00
37Apollo XII issue (Sept 1970), Minkus #1203-1210, MNH,VF.3.005.50
38Apollo XVII issue (1973) with silver overprint, Minkus #1326-28, MNH.5.00No Bids
39Space Research issue (May 30, 1973), Minkus #1309-15, MNH, VF.1.75No Bids
 
Errors and Varieties
40#108, Mint, inverted overprint, VF.1.75No Bids
41#118, Mint, inverted overprint, VF.4.005.00
42#150, Mint, inverted surcharge, VF.1.50No Bids
43#218, Mint, inverted overprint, VF.2.00No Bids
44#279, mint, inverted surcharge, VF.2.505.00
45#289, Mint, inverted surcharge, VF.2.005.00
46#295, Mint, inverted surcharge, VF.4.00No Bids
47#296, Mint, inverted overprint, VF.2.50No Bids
48#297, Mint, inverted overprint, VF.2.50No Bids
49#301, Mint, inverted surcharge, VF.2.506.00
50Same as lot #49.2.50No Bids
51#B18-19, CB28-29, the “CENIIMES” error, Blocks of 4 with the error stamp in the lower right corner. MNH, VF.20.0032.00
52#C169a, the UN issue; a souvenir sheet, MNH, VF. Sheet is missing the orange and the green colors of the 1G and 50c stamps. Very Scarce Error. You may not see it again! Link to Auction Lot #52 image10.0027.00
53Revenue Stamps. Selection of 12 revenue stamps. All are American Bank Note Co. Specimens. MNH, VF. Selection as follows: (A) three yellow, Droit de Transmission (G .0.50, G.2 and G.10) values; (B) four greenish-blue, Droit de Transmission (P.0.10, P.0.20, P.1 and P.2) values; (C) two blue, Droit Proportionnel (P.0.40 and P.4) values; and (D) three orange, Droit Proportionnel (G.1, G.2 and G.4) values. Link to Auction Lot #53 image20.0027.00
 
Covers
54FDC, #927-32, C515. Bicentennial of the Constitution issue, with color cachet, VF. A very scarce FDC.12.0020.00
55FDC, Bicentennial Death of Toussaint L'Ouverture, with color cachet, VF. Another very scarce FDC.8.0018.00
56FDC, #C153-60, in registered airmail cover to Miami Beach, FL. VF.5.00No Bids
57FDC, #C121a, VF.4.00No Bids
58Cover, No. 10 envelope with a PauP postmark of 15 Feb 1950, and a large oval blue marking, “Exposition Internationale Bi-Centenaire, 1749-1949, Port-au-Prince”. Paid with #384 and C47-48. Very nice.1.004.00
59Covers. Selection of 25 covers, mostly airmail covers, with 1950-1960 postal issues. Fine to Very Fine condition.12.0020.00
60First Flight. #WI-5, PauP to Santo Domingo, 13 December 1927. “AVION” blue double circle mark, and blue WIAE cachet. VF.8.00No Bids
61First Flight. #WI-7, PauP to Santiago, Cuba, 28 Feb 1928. “AVION” blue double circle and blue inauguration markings. Proper, clean postmarks, VF.10.00No Bids
62First Flight. #F6-4, PauP to Miami, 9 Jan 1929. Red double circle “AVION” marking. Nice clear and proper postmarks. Paid with #314 (2).VF.5.00No Bids
 
U.S. Navy in Haitian Waters
63USS DOLPHIN PG-24. Dolphin covers rated 'Rare' by USCS Catalog. Left end of cover slightly trimmed when opened. Cancel – PORT-PRINCE/HAITI 9 March 1916 to New York. Best of only three reported covers from Haiti. Link to Auction Lot #63 image50.0085.00
64USS ENTERPRISE CV-6. “ENROUTE/GONAIVES” cancel to New York, July 18, 1938. Nice shakedown cruise cachet, VF.12.0014.00
65USS NASHVILLE CL-43. GONAIVES/HAITI cancel on #10 envelope; from ship’s Service Officer to Philadelphia forwarded to Camden, March 24, 1939.15.0018.00
66USS RALEIGH CL-7. GONAIVES/HAITI cancel; unaddressed, 21 Jan 39.10.00No Bids
67USS SAPELO AO-1 - LAST DAY IN/COMMISSION 14 October 1945 to Woodland,CA. Cancel rated B Limited Edition. Known Haiti visitor in 1926. VF condition.7.507.50
68USS WOODCOCK AM-14 - PORT AU PRINCE/HAITI cancel Easter Day, April 16, 1933 to Trenton, New Jersey. Last ship to leave Haiti at the end of the occupation in August 1934.10.0013.00
 
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