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September 2007 Society Auction

Closed October 10, 2007

Lot Description M/B Realized
U.S. Navy in Haitian Waters
1USS CRAVEN. Gonaives,  Type 3,  1.28.39. Strikingly handsome postmark on airmail to US. Very neat. $15.00$16.00
2USS CUTTLEFISH. PaP, Type 3,  8.6.1934.  Fine postmark, along with postmarks for La Guairá, Venezuela & Georgetown, British Guyana.  All applied in violet ink. VF.10.0010.00
3USS DALLAS. Gonaives, Type 3, 1.26.31.  Applied in blue ink to penalty cover.  One killerbar somewhat faint, otherwise VG. 7.507.50
4[USS] Destroyer Squadron.  Gonaives Bay [sic], Type 1, 1.23.25, applied penalty cover.  Beautiful strike.  Few light creases at upper left edge.10.0010.00
5[USS]  Destroyer Squadron. Gonaives, Type 2, 1.31.32 applied commercial cover. Beautiful strike.12.5019.00
6USS ENTERPRISE. Gonaives, Type 3, 7.27.38. Cachet with commissioning date. VF7.507.50
7USS GILMER. Gonaives, Type 3, 1.27.31, applied to penalty cover. Somewhat faint impression of date, "1931". Otherwise, a good strike.7.507.50
8USS GOFF. Gonaives, Type 3, 5.15.34. VF strike.7.508.00
9USS HATFIELD. Gonaives, Type 3, 3.5.1928. Good strike on cover to Navy Bank.18.5019.00
10USS HENDERSON. PaP, Type 3, 7.2.34. Fair strike on very small penalty cover (uncommon size) 7.508.00
 
Proofs
SDPC= sunken die proof on cardboard
DPP=die proof on paper. (Dimensions vary)
11#C91 SDPC (123 x 151mm)  VF55.0082.00
12#C92 SDPC (123 x 151mm). Very tiny bit of paper in selvage missing, otherwise VF. 50.0082.00
13Progressive proofs (17) of #404, etc. 17 imperforate items showing the design evolution for the Restoration of Citadelle issue (December 6, 1954).  Punched security holes to show archival storage. VF. Hinged 55.00122.00
14Specimens (imperforate) #404 & C81-85, 405 & C86-9, all with security hole punch.    11 hinged items.50.0085.00
15Proofs (6) of #540-42 & C257-59 imperforate copies on very thick cardboard with imprint   of Harrison & Sons Ltd., etc.  Measurements: 122 x 128 mm. Hinge remnants. VF. Link to Auction Lot #15 imageLink to Auction Lot #15 imageLink to Auction Lot #15 image65.00130.00
16Proofs (7) of #562-65 & C277-79 imperforate copies on very thick cardboard  with imprint of Harrison & Sons Ltd.  Measurements: 122 x 128 mm.  Hinge remnants. VF. Link to Auction Lot #16 imageLink to Auction Lot #16 imageLink to Auction Lot #16 image75.00136.00
17Proofs (7) of #596-98 & C310-313 imperforate copies on very thick cardboard with imprint of Harrison & Sons Ltd.   Measurements: 122 x 128 mm.  Hinge remnants.  VF. Link to Auction Lot #17 imageLink to Auction Lot #17 imageLink to Auction Lot #17 image75.00146.00
18Proofs (6). Imperforate copies #628-630 & C371-373.  Hinged. VF.25.0025.00
19Proofs (6 items), imperforate pairs of #675-76 & C407-410. Hinged. VF. Link to Auction Lot #19 imageLink to Auction Lot #19 imageLink to Auction Lot #19 imageLink to Auction Lot #19 imageLink to Auction Lot #19 imageLink to Auction Lot #19 image40.0062.50
 
Errors/Varieties  (H = hinged)
20Scott #C51 with hyphen appearing between 1874/1949. H. VF.35.00No Bids
21#J21, used, imperforate at vertical right. Beautiful bullseye postmark for Petite Rivière de Nippes, 4.28.1956. H. VF.  Stunning! 10.0030.00
22#J21, block of 10 mint, divided into a group of 6 and 4 stamps in single pane, with a wide blank area between, with missing vertical perforation. Sharp looking, with tiny area gum disturbance. Link to Auction Lot #22 image50.0070.00
23#J22 block of 4 mint,  vert. imperforate at right, small amount of gum disturbance and toning, otherwise sharp. NH. Link to Auction Lot #23 image22.5025.00
24#B2-3 (2) with inverted overprint. MH. VF.15.0026.50
25#CB9 overprint applied at a vertical. MH. VF8.5019.00
26#CB9 block of 4, all with inverted overprint. MNH. VF22.5028.00
27Blocks of 4 of #B6-8 and CB13-15; all have “centimes” inverted in position 39. Used with CTO postmarks. VF.40.0040.00
28Pairs of #CB16-18, with one stamp of each pair showing the year 1959-1960 missing. NH. VF 20.0022.00
29Pairs of #CB16-18, with each stamp showing “centimes” repeated.  H, VF.22.5031.00
30#B9 with inverted overprint. MH, VF7.5014.00
31#B10 and CB21 with inverted ovpt.  MH , VF15.0033.00
32#B11 and CB19 with double overprint.  MH, VF15.0034.00
33#B10 in block of 4, all with double overprint. MH, VF20.0025.00
34#Q3 pair, both stamps with inverted overprint. Slightly disturbed gum. MH, VF15.0025.00
35#Q4 pair, both stamps with double overprint. M, VF15.0025.00
36#CB47 with inverted overprint. VF MH7.5016.00
37#CB47 w/ inverted overprint and very thin plus symbol. MH, VF7.5025.00
38#B20 & CB47-48 in pairs, with one stamp in each pair showing the very thin plus symbol.   MH VF18.0029.00
39#C360 & 362 in blocks of 4, with inverted overprint on all four stamps of block MH VF 30.0045.00
40#739 (variety) showing overprint in light rather than dark blue ink on a block of 4, plus one of same on cover. Fairly rare!  MNH, VF. Link to Auction Lot #40 image15.0023.00
41#750. Two items with inverted overprint on one mint and one cancelled (favor cancel).  MNH 10.0032.00
42#750 block of 4 with inverted overprint on each stamp. MNH VF 12.5070.00
 
Stamps
43#161, MH, F. Hard to find item! Link to Auction Lot #43 image90.00155.00
44Unlisted Scott J4 with handstamp found on Scott # 212-213. See Montès, p. 90. MH, VF. Link to Auction Lot #44 image35.0052.00
45#242 in block of 6.  Hard to find stamp.  Two heavy hinges on the 2 center stamps and a hinge reinforcing the left 2 stamps.  MH. Link to Auction Lot #45 image35.0055.00
46#C309. MH. VF12.5014.00
47#C309 embossed as part of presentation folder. Folder gives information on purpose of stamp & history of Papa Doc.  Measurements:  149 x 110 mms.  Rare!  VF35.0037.00
48#C309 (gold) on unaddressed FDC along  with embossed 30 gourdes stamp with same design as gold foil stamp, plus an embossed silver depiction of the Citadelle.  Difficult to find!  VF 50.0050.00
 
Special Handling & Usage
49Disinfected reg. cover Port de Paix to Chicago, Dec. 5, 1901, with “disinfected” hand stamp in purple. Paid by 20 centimes (issue of Simon Sam). Cover cut along bottom for treatment; some taping evident at left. Very rare!  See HP, XV:2, p. 29 for similar cover.  Good condition considering its handling and age. Link to Auction Lot #49 image200.00270.00
50Official post office seal on double censored airmail cover PaP-USA, September 15, 1943.   Paid by 60 centimes. Seal placed at top and folded over. Thus when being opened, seal ripped in 2 parts. For similar covers, see HP XII:1, p.6. Rare!! Link to Auction Lot #50 image150.00210.00
51Postage due USA-Port-au-Prince. US stamp partially damaged and postage due of 6 centimes paid by J1 (x3) with ms. cancel. Also in ms. “6” to indicate postage due.  Back stamped Port au Prince, November 8, 1899. Difficult item! Link to Auction Lot #51 image150.00150.00
52Unusual usage. #CB1 [Coubertin] on commercial airmail PaP-USA, paid by 60 centimes. Crease at top; otherwise fine cond.17.5021.00
53P.P (post payé) on Gonaives to PaP via German steamer. Use of hand stamp indicates no postage on hand at P.O.  Handstamp (11 mm high) unusual in that it has period after first P only.  Postmarked Gonaives 28/?/ 1902 ?  and  back stamped 30 ?   Hinge remnants on back and tears above postmark at lower left. Link to Auction Lot #53 image185.00185.00
54AR [Avis de Reception] hand stamp applied in red ink [uncommon]. Uniquely designed hand stamp [10 mm tall]  on reg. cover Cap H-Chicago, October 31, 1916, paid by #126 (x2) and 180 (2).  Some toning and small creases, but overall good condition.35.0061.00
55Avis de Réception [Acknowledgement of Receipt] . Two domestically used forms: pink one (138 x195 mm) postmarked PaP March 27, 1931 & paid by #315, with Senator King commemorative cancel. Yellow one (133 x 175 mm):  postmarked PaP, November 25, 1953, paid by #371 & 384 and with 2 punched holes. Some wear at bottom of each.   See p. 12 of HP XVII:18.008.00
56Avis de Réception [Acknowledgement of Receipt]. Haiti internationally used salmon-colored card, 118 x 220 mm, postmarked Munich May 15, 1996. Paid by Haiti Scott #874 & 876. PaP receiving mark, May 21, 1996. Some creases. For similar item see HP, XXXIII: 1, p. 8.   5.00No Bids
 
Addendum
57#1-5, 21-24,27,29,30,32,33,35,36,38,39,42,43 (all Used copies) and # 40-42 in Mint  condition. Cat Value $36.05.  VF lot. 9.0010.00
58#52, Block of 30, Used, dated cancellation of 11 April 1899, CV $6++, VF.4.005.00
59#52, Block of 30, Used, Gonaives cancellation, CV $6++, VF. 4.005.00
60#53, Full Sheet of 50, MNH, VF condition.8.0014.00
61Same as Lot #608.00No Bids
62#68, Blocks of 16, 15, 10 and 8. All MNH.  Genuine overprint.  VF condition. 8.00No Bids
63#69, Blocks of 10, 9, and 6. MNH, Genuine overprint. Block of 9 with 2 stamps damaged. Otherwise a very fine lot in good condition.7.0010.00
64#70, Block of 30, MNH, Genuine overprint, CV $10.50++, VF.6.0010.00
65#104, Block of 20 (1 stamp missing), Used, VF. 3.25No Bids
66#194, Mint, CV $4.25, VF.1.25No Bids
67#218, Inverted overprint, MNH, VF.4.00No Bids
68#310 & #314, Specimens (ABNC), MNH, VF.4.00No Bids
69#263, Inverted Surcharge, MNH, VF.4.00No Bids
70#426, Full Sheet of 50, MNH, CV $35++, VF.6.00No Bids
71#458-61/C161-62, 462-65/C163-65, 500-02/C203-05 and 510-12/C223-26, All MNH, Catalog Value $12.05, VF.3.00No Bids
72#466-68, C166-67, Full Sheets of the Jeanty Issue of 1960.  See Scott Catalog footnote on these sheets.  MNH, VF.20.00No Bids
73#616P-616Q, Souvenir Sheets, MNH, VF. 10.00No Bids
74#616P, Q, R and S. Souvenir Sheets (4), Used CTO. The 2 Gourde sheets are scarce items. See footnote Scott Cat, VF condition.15.00No Bids
75#624H & 624I, Perforate and Imperforate space souvenir sheets. Also, the two sheets in different colors. See footnote Scott Catalog.  All 4  Sheets Used,VF. 8.00No Bids
76#642, Full sheet of 50, MNH, VF.2.00No Bids
77#657, Full sheet of 50, MNH, VF.4.00No Bids
78#C447, Full sheet of 50, MNH, VF.5.00No Bids
79Apollo XVII issue, Blocks of 4, MNH. Not listed in Scott but listed in Minkus 1980 Edition as #1380-1382 at $10 set of singles. CV $40, VF.15.00No Bids
80Apollo XVII issue. Set of 3 in sheets of 8, as issued with decorative selvage. MNH, CV $80+++, VF.35.00No Bids
 
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