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March 2011 Society Auction

Closed April 3, 2011

Lot Description M/B Realized
Liberty Heads, Early Issues and Mail
1Scott #1, 1c vermillion, mint. 48 copies nearly all fresh and VF, four clear margins and OG. All are hinged to album page in plating format. Plating is complete except for positions 29, 30, and 40. Includes six horizontal pairs, one with bottom sheet margin, square block of 4, and a block of 6 with bottom sheet margin, 3 wide by 2 high. Shade and paper coloration variations. Attractive.  Link to Auction Lot #1 image$100.00$200.00
2Scott #2, 2c violet upper left block of 6 with top and left sheet margin, fresh and VF, full OG with a couple of hinge marks, clear margins all around. 25.00120.00
3Scott #2, violet, block of 12, positions 23/26, 33/36, 43/46, fresh and full OG with a couple of hinge marks, clear margins all around, nice block, VF. 75.00175.00
4Scott #2, violet, mint, 24 copies on album page, includes horizontal strip of 4, top margin single, one copy no gum. Also 5 used copies, sound, two have “Poste Paye” cancels, the other three have 1881 cancels.50.00120.00
5Scott #3, 3c bister, mint horizontal pair on album page, full OG full margins, hinge mark, otherwise fresh and VF.10.0022.00
6Scott #3, 3c bister, mint singles, 14 copies hinge mounted on album page, showing shades and paper tint variation. All are clean and sound, 4 clear margins, couple without gum, otherwise VF, plate positions indicated on page. 30.0090.00
7Scott #4, 5c green, 3 mint singles and 1 used single mounted on album page. Mint are OG and 4 margin copies with hinge remnants, slight wrinkling. Used single is 4 margined but close, early date on P au P cancel July 9, 1881, F-VF.15.0051.00
8Scott #4, 5c green, 47 used copies on plating grid, missing positions 9, 10, 47. Generally four margin copies, some cut close, mainly P au P or Cap Haitien cancels, includes a strip of 4 and five pairs. No early cancels. Average condition about fine. Link to Auction Lot #8 image50.00105.00
9Scott #5, 7c blue, 9 unused copies on album pages, full margins, one without gum. Sound and VF. Also one used copy with July 25, 1881 cancel. F.15.0075.00
10Scott #5, 7c blue, 9 used copies on album page showing “semi-constant white flaws” with handwritten explanation by Carroll Lloyd. Stamps are F to VF. Useful for study.  25.0035.00
11Scott #5, 7c blue, 50 used copies in plating format, on album page, to show complete plating. Useful for proving genuine plate I stamps (all imperforate values show same plating characteristics). Not useful for town cancel or early cancel studies, but F to VF average.  Link to Auction Lot #11 image25.00100.00
12Scott #7, 1c vermillion, perf., eight mint copies on album pages. One is from the plate II, first printing. The remaining seven are plate II, second printing. A nice group showing the somewhat deeper color often (but not always) seen in the first printing. All w/ plate positions indicated, as determined by Carroll Lloyd 8.0016.00
13Scott #13, 20c brown plate 3 printing, two used blocks of 4, plus horizontal pair with very light strikes of what is probably a Dutch packet cancel and a used single with poor centering (not counted). Blocks and pair in sound fine condition. 10.0024.00
14Scott #18, 1c. vermillion re-engraved, 41 copies mounted on album page, study by Carroll Lloyd of secondary plate flaws with sheet positions indicated. Mixed unused and used, some unused are no gum, overall average condition about fine. Also one example imperforate without gum with small part of cancel “ LES”, Les Cayes? Status unknown.25.0077.00
15Scott #20, 5c green re-engraved, 8 used copies mounted on album page, having parts of the watermark “OCE Paris”, includes one pair and one early cancel, 3/24/87, F to VF.15.0040.00
16Scott #33, 2nd palm tree issue, 2c deep blue, block of 4 and two singles, also pair with blue color on paper. Also Scott #34, 3c gray 2 singles, one a slightly brownish shade. The 2c pair is without gum. Others are mint, og, and VF.1.009.00
17Cover, St. Marc to Paris with merchants cachet dated July 11, 1898, carried outside the mails to New York where it was forwarded to Paris, paid by US postage, 10 cent value of first bureau issue (1894). Postage is tied by NY duplex cancel dated 22 July 1898, also a strike of ‘PARIS ETRANGER’ date stamp along side. On reverse is a VF strike of “KUNHARDT & Co.”, New York, the forwarder. Fold lines at top and left, the one at top slightly affecting the stamp. Two small tears at top not affecting stamp or markings.  Link to Auction Lot #17 image50.0065.00
18Small assortment of first palm tree issue stamps, used with various cancels. Twenty stamps mounted on page, one early, eight different towns (no P au P), Dutch packet oval on pair, US foreign mail 12 on pair, two with parts of HAPAG cancels. Fine plus average. Link to Auction Lot #18 image30.0034.00
19Small assortment of second palm tree issue, used with various cancels. Sixteen stamps mounted on page, eight different towns (no P au P), one has half of Dutch oval, US foreign mail 12 on pair, HAPAG ship ANDES reconstructed using two stamps, fine plus average.24.0025.00
20Small assortment of third palm tree issues used, 3c value horizontal pair imperforate between, 7c value strip of three with badly misplaced perfs, cancels of Havre, Paris, New York. Packet cancels, part of NY 2nd div.; nice Dutch oval on piece showing entire cancel, six stamps with good sized parts of HAPAG cancels. Sixteen stamps in all, nice condition.  Link to Auction Lot #20 image24.0035.00
21Ship letter, Gonaives to London 9 July 1828, marked on front in pencil “via Belgium ” and “via Antwerp” but no Belgian postal marking.. Manuscript 2/8 postage due on front and London receiving mark on back. Letter is a half page in English, commercial, and can be read. Horizontal file fold not affecting any markings. Quite sound and clean. VF. Link to Auction Lot #21 image30.0080.00
22Royal Mail Packet letter, Gonaives to Bordeaux 1 March 1848. On reverse is a good strike of the large double circle “JACMEL”, partly obscured by a tear caused by opening the letter, and London and Bordeaux date stamps. On the front is the “Colonies & Art. 13” Anglo-French accountancy marking and manuscript “40” (decimes due). Horizontal file fold near top does not much affect the markings. Letter is sound and clean. One page in French, can be read, appears to be commercial. Link to Auction Lot #22 image25.0050.00
23Ship letter, Port au Prince to London 5 January 1831, via New York and Liverpool. On front is 2/4 postage due marking. Reverse has forwarders oval in red for C. A. & E. Heckacher, New York (listed by Rowe) and dated 16 February 1832. Also “LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER” in rectangle and London receiving 7 March 1832. (year on docketing should be 1832). Letter is sound and quite clean with file fold not affecting markings.. Forwarder marking is only fair with good part of name not visible. Other markings VF. Letter is one and a half pages in German (?). Somewhat difficult to read and seems to be commercial. Link to Auction Lot #23 image40.0060.00
24Packet letter, Port au Prince to Bordeaux 25 June 1857 by Royal Mail, British accountancy marking GB 1F60c, Calais ambulant, and manuscript style 8 (decimes due) on front. On reverse is VF strike of British large double circle “JACMEL” 28 June 1857, and London and Bordeaux date stamps. Letter is sound and slightly soiled with file fold at top not affecting the markings. Contents one page in French, appears commercial perhaps with some comment on local conditions. Neat and fine overall. Link to Auction Lot #24 image25.0025.00
25Three cover sheets, from Haiti, two to France, one to Scotland, all via Royal Mail. Two have strikes of large double circle JACMEL and one small circle A JACMEL, one to France has COLONIES & Art 13, other has GB 1F60c, couple major flaws (on large tear) not affecting markings, condition about fair to good.10.0030.00
 
Stamps
26Scott #31a. Three large multiples which reconstruct sheet of #31a – block of 25 (5 x 5) with top, bottom and left selvedge. MNH, VF.40.00No Bids
27#37 & #44. Partial reconstruction of sheet of 100. Seventy nine different positions. Mint and Used condition. VF.20.0025.00
28#335. Selection of 58 diff positions of this issue. Mint & Used.10.00No Bids
29#384/C47-48, #RA 9-16. These are the 1949 Bicentenary of PauP issues in a collector Souvenir Folder with appropriate special cancellations. VF.2.004.00
30#410-11. Sheets of 20 (5 x 4), MNH, VF.1.007.00
31#440-41, C133-35, 442-43, C136-38. MNH, VF.1.50No Bids
32#466-68, C166-67. Sheets of 12. MNH, VF. 7.0010.00
33FIRST DAY COVERS: #469, C168-69, C169a, B20, CB30-31 (all with Art Craft cachets) and #510-12, C223-26 (with black and red cachet); VF.3.00No Bids
34#484-85, C146-47, 486-88, C188-90. MNH, VF.1.50No Bids
35#486-88, C188-90. Sheets of 12, MNH, VF.6.0011.00
36Same as above Lot #35.6.00No Bids
37FDC #585-89, C299-301 in 2 covers w/black cachets; VF.1.504.00
38#662-662I (#662F missing) in sheets of 9 w/labels. MNH VF.15.00No Bids
39#748-51. MNH, VF.1.004.00
40#913. Sheetlet of 8, MNH, VF.2.254.00
41#913. Sheetlet of 16, Used w/ PauP cancel of 27 August 1999. VF.4.0010.00
42#913. Sheetlet of 16, MNH, VF.5.0015.00
43#914. Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF.1.2512.00
44#C4A. Mint, VF.25.00No Bids
45#C114a. MNH, VF.2.00No Bids
46#C19-21. Souvenir Sheets, Mint, VF.6.00No Bids
47#C19a-21a. Souvenir Sheets, Imperforate, Mint, VF.22.0030.00
48#C121a. Mint, VF.3.00No Bids
49#C152a. MNH, VF.2.00No Bids
50#C165a, C169a. MNH, VF. 2.00No Bids
51#C190a, C195a. MNH, VF.1.00No Bids
52#C202a, C211a. MNH, VF.1.504.00
53#C245a. MNH, VF.7.0010.00
54#C319-22 (Imperf copies) & #C420. MNH, VF.1.509.00
55#C344A-D. MNH, VF.7.0011.00
56#C359a, C390A. MNH, VF.1.50No Bids
57#B1, CB1-2. MNH, VF. 35.00No Bids
58#B6-8, CB13-15. MNH, VF.2.00No Bids
59#B10-12, CB19-21. MNH, VF.2.00No Bids
60#B13, CB22-23. MNH, VF.1.00No Bids
61#B20, CB3031, B31-34, and CB49. MNH, VF.1.00No Bids
62#CB1-2. Mint, VF.18.0025.00
63#CB7-8. MNH, VF.6.0015.00
64#CB10-15, CB32-34. MNH, VF.2.00No Bids
65#RA23-24, RAC1-2. MNH, VF. Sheets of 50.12.00No Bids
 
First Flights and Miscellaneous
66Pioneer Air Flight. Cap Haitien (19 April 1926) to PauP. VF.15.00No Bids
67Pioneer Air Flight. Cap Haitien (25 July 1926) to PauP. VF.15.00No Bids
68First Flight Cover. PauP (13 Dec 1927) to Santo Domingo by WIAE. Signed by pilot B.L. Rowe. Blue cachets and receiving Santo Domingo. VF.10.00No Bids
69First Flight Cover. PauP (21 Feb 1928) to Santiago, Cuba; with appropriate cachets. VF. 8.00No Bids
70First Flight Cover. PAA, PauP (9 Jan 1929) to USA (Miami 10 Jan 29),VF.8.00No Bids
71Collection of 267 different postage stamps. MNH, Mint and Used condition. Includes issues between 1887 (Scott #21) and 1967. Primarily regular and airmails. VF. 20.0030.00
72Postal Stationery. 1906 5 centime, Letter Card; Mint, VF.5.00No Bids
73Aerogram. Kessler’s Cat #1; 50 centimes. Issue of May 16, 1958. Mint, VF.2.00No Bids
74Banknote. G10.00. Mint uncirculated; crisp condition; VF.1.003.50
75Label. Haiti 1955 WHO/OMS label.  Mint, VF.1.002.50
76LINDBERGH Booklet. Issued to commemorate the “First Solo Transatlantic Flight New York to Paris” 8 Pages; 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Booklet produced by Fleetwood Covers, Wyoming. VF.6.0020.00
 
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