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December 2016 Society Auction

Closed December 30, 2016

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Special Selection
NOTE: Lots #1 to #20 are not described here but rather the description of each Lot is available in the images of each Lot as displayed, taken from the page for the respective item. Each lot is nicely mounted on an album page with descriptions neatly typed. Condition of all Lots are Very Fine.
1Folded Letter, Port au Prince to Philadelphia, 1787. Link to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 image$30.00$125.00
2Folded Letter, Port au Prince to US, 1837. Link to Auction Lot #2 imageLink to Auction Lot #2 imageLink to Auction Lot #2 imageLink to Auction Lot #2 image30.0060.00
3Folded Letter, Port au Prince to US, 1840. Link to Auction Lot #3 imageLink to Auction Lot #3 imageLink to Auction Lot #3 imageLink to Auction Lot #3 image30.0085.00
4Folded Letter, Port au Prince to Corail, 1842. Link to Auction Lot #4 imageLink to Auction Lot #4 imageLink to Auction Lot #4 imageLink to Auction Lot #4 image30.00295.00
5Folded Letter, Port au Prince to New York, 1864. Link to Auction Lot #5 imageLink to Auction Lot #5 imageLink to Auction Lot #5 imageLink to Auction Lot #5 image25.0080.00
6Folded Letter, Jacmel to New York, 1864. Link to Auction Lot #6 imageLink to Auction Lot #6 imageLink to Auction Lot #6 imageLink to Auction Lot #6 image25.0075.00
7Folded Letter, Port au Prince to New York, 1864. Link to Auction Lot #7 imageLink to Auction Lot #7 imageLink to Auction Lot #7 imageLink to Auction Lot #7 image20.0070.00
8Folded Letter, Jacmel to New York, 1864. Link to Auction Lot #8 imageLink to Auction Lot #8 imageLink to Auction Lot #8 imageLink to Auction Lot #8 image25.0075.00
9Folded Letter, Gonaives to Havre, France, 1865. Link to Auction Lot #9 imageLink to Auction Lot #9 imageLink to Auction Lot #9 imageLink to Auction Lot #9 image22.0030.00
10Folded Letter, Port au Prince to Havre, 1868. Link to Auction Lot #10 imageLink to Auction Lot #10 imageLink to Auction Lot #10 imageLink to Auction Lot #10 image25.0090.00
11Folded Letter, Port au Prince to Boston, 1872. Link to Auction Lot #11 imageLink to Auction Lot #11 imageLink to Auction Lot #11 imageLink to Auction Lot #11 image20.0070.00
12Folded Letter, Gonaives to Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1872. Link to Auction Lot #12 imageLink to Auction Lot #12 imageLink to Auction Lot #12 imageLink to Auction Lot #12 image25.0065.00
13Folded Letter, Port au Prince to New York, 1874. Link to Auction Lot #13 imageLink to Auction Lot #13 imageLink to Auction Lot #13 imageLink to Auction Lot #13 image20.00136.00
14Folded Letter, Gonaives to New York, 1879. Link to Auction Lot #14 imageLink to Auction Lot #14 imageLink to Auction Lot #14 imageLink to Auction Lot #14 image20.0055.00
15Cover, New York to Port au Prince, 1888. Link to Auction Lot #15 imageLink to Auction Lot #15 imageLink to Auction Lot #15 image15.00No Bids
16Postal Card, New York to Port au Prince, 1894. Link to Auction Lot #16 imageLink to Auction Lot #16 imageLink to Auction Lot #16 image10.0020.00
17Folded Letter, Gonaives to New York, 1897. Link to Auction Lot #17 imageLink to Auction Lot #17 imageLink to Auction Lot #17 imageLink to Auction Lot #17 image20.0050.00
18Cover, Boston to Port au Prince, 1900. Link to Auction Lot #18 imageLink to Auction Lot #18 imageLink to Auction Lot #18 image8.00No Bids
19Wrapper, New York to Gonaives, (year ??). Link to Auction Lot #19 imageLink to Auction Lot #19 imageLink to Auction Lot #19 image5.00No Bids
20Cover, New York to Port au Prince, (year ??). Link to Auction Lot #20 imageLink to Auction Lot #20 imageLink to Auction Lot #20 image4.00No Bids
Stamps
21Nord Alexis Essay. Essay commemorates the day Nord Alexis marched into Port au Prince on 21 December 1902, and declared himself president. The overprint was applied to the 2c value of the 1898 issue (Scott #47). A very scarce essay, probably one of very few copies known to exist. Condition Fine. Link to Auction Lot #21 image35.0061.00
22Scott #1-6. Used set. #1 has a nice clean JACMEL 1 January 1882 cancellation. #6 has a Port au Prince cancel. F-VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #22 image15.0030.00
23#1. Forty-five Used copies on a plating grid. Only five positions missing. Very good condition. Catalogue Value of stamps totals $405.0055.00No Bids
24#3. Thirty-eight copies (thirty-three Mint and five Used) mounted on an album page. Selection includes three Mint horizontal pairs. Nineteen copies are identified with plating position numbers; others are not. All copies VF. Catalogue Value $700.0070.00100.00
25#4. Sixty-seven copies Used mounted on an album page. Thirty-seven copies identified with plating position numbers. F-VF. Catalogue Value $1,072.00 85.00No Bids
26#5. Forty-seven copies (eighteen Mint and twenty-nine Used) mounted on an album page. Fourteen copies identified with plating position numbers. VF. Catalogue Value $512.00 47.0055.00
27#8. Fifty Used copies, Plate II, in F-VF condition, mounted on an album page. Twenty-five copies identified with plating position numbers, Catalog value is $162.50 15.0025.00
28#25a. Mint with Inverted surcharge. Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $30.0012.0040.00
29#27. Twenty-two Mint copies on an album page with a plating grid. All Fine-Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $33.005.0015.00
30#28. A beautiful used horizontal strip of five with a Port au Prince clean and clear cancellation of 3 June 1891. VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #30 image4.004.00
31#38 (Mint, horizontal strip of three, Imperforate Between, and a Used vertical pair, Imperforate Between, with an AQUIN cancel of 11 Sep 1898). Lot also includes Scott #41 (Mint horizontal pair, Imperforate Between) and Scott #42 (Mint, Imperforate at the top). All copies are in VF condition.12.0021.00
32#42. A Horizontal pair, Imperforate Horizontally and a Postally Used example in VF condition.3.506.00
33#47. Color Plate Proofs. A horizontal pair and a single in Orange Color. Very Fine condition.8.0018.00
34#43. A Horizontal pair, Mint, Imperforate Vertically. Also included in this Lot are single copies of #39, #40, and #43, Imperforate, Mint No Gum condition. See footnote Scott Catalogue. All VF.8.0011.00
35#49. Plate proof in block of four. VF condition.10.00No Bids
36"#66//81". Selection of eleven different values of this set, all Mint with forged Inverted Overprints. VF condition.8.0013.00
37"#68, 70-71 and 74-76" in blocks of four, Used and in Very Fine condition. All blocks are forgeries with Port au Prince date cancellations. Nice items for the specialist. 8.0027.00
38#75-76. Mint with Inverted Overprint. VF.6.0013.00
39#82. Block of four in MNH, VF condition.1.502.00
40#94. Mint with Inverted Overprint. VF. 3.007.00
41#102 and 104. Mint with Inverted Overprint. VF.6.0012.00
42"#108a". A very scarce example of this issue with a forged surcharge. Mint and VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #42 imageLink to Auction Lot #42 image6.0020.00
43#113. Mint with Inverted Overprint. VF.3.00No Bids
44#125-144, 145-149, 162-165, and 166-168. Mint and Used condition. Very nice collection written up and mounted on album pages. High catalogue value. Link to Auction Lot #44 imageLink to Auction Lot #44 imageLink to Auction Lot #44 image85.00110.00
45#133. Mint in VF condition. Catalogue Value $65.00 22.0040.00
46#142. Mint in VF condition.7.0019.00
47#151. Vertical pair in MNH, VF condition. Lower stamp has an Inverted surcharge.8.0010.00
48#160. A mint copy of this very scarce issue; VF.15.0030.00
49#161. A Used copy in Very Fine condition. A Catalogue Value for a used example is NOT listed in Scott. [A Mint copy is valued at $150.00.] Link to Auction Lot #49 imageLink to Auction Lot #49 image40.00105.00
50#174. MNH, VF, with Double surcharge.5.0015.00
51#177-187. Mint No Gum. VF. Catalogue Value $33.108.0016.00
52#218. Block of four with Vertical Double perforations in Mint Never Hinged, VF condition. 6.0015.00
53#242. One of Haiti’s valuable, scarce issues in Mint VF condition. Good centering. Catalogue Value $125.0055.00105.00
54#247-248. Mint No Gum examples. VF condition. Catalogue Value $180.0040.00105.00
55#254. Mint No Gum. Inverted Surcharge, VF.3.005.00
56#305. Mint, Very Fine condition.6.0012.00
57#306-308. Mint and VF.8.0013.00
58#387. Double surcharge in MNH, VF condition.6.00No Bids
59#428. Sheet of 25 (as issued) in Mint Never Hinged, VF condition.2.504.00
60#469. Blue Color Error. Imperforate Vertically. Mint, VF condition.7.0022.00
61#472-74, C177-79. Blocks of six in MNH, VF condition.6.00No Bids
62#C3. Two examples on a First Day Cover of this issue on mail from Port au Prince to New York (3 March 1930). Lot includes a MNH horizontal pair, and examples of Mint and Used singles. All mounted on an album page; VF. 5.007.00
63#C4A. Mint with a barely noticeable hinge mark on the reverse. Very Fine. Catalogue Value $75.00 24.0051.00
64#C5-9. Mint with very light hinge marks, VF condition.6.008.00
65#C168-169. An Imperforate vertical pair of C168 in Mint/Mint Never Hinged condition , and a Mint Imperforate example of C169. Very Fine condition. 15.00No Bids
66#C168. Two examples. An Imperforate copy Mint and a MNH copy Imperforate Vertically only, VF.10.00No Bids
67#C169. Block of four with center design Inverted and Off-Center. See footnote Scott. VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #67 image30.00No Bids
68#C169a. Striking example of the Souvenir Sheet with all frames omitted, showing just the black vignette portion of the sheet design. MNH in Very Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #68 image20.00No Bids
69#B13, CB22-23. Blocks of four in MNH, VF condition.5.00No Bids
70#B31-34, CB49. Mint Never Hinged, VF. 1.504.00
71#CB1. Mint VLH. VF condition.8.00No Bids
72#CB3-8. Mint Never Hinged. VF. Catalogue Value $66.0025.0036.00
73#CB7a-CB8a. Mint Never Hinged, VF. Catalogue Value $80.00 30.00No Bids
74#J20. Mint; VF condition. Catalogue Value $45.0017.0017.00
75#RA1-8. Blocks of four and vertical pairs of RA1-4. All in Mint Never Hinged, VF condition. Catalogue Value $54.4010.00No Bids
76#CQ1-4. Mint and VF.3.2512.00
77Revenue Stamps. Effets de Commerce revenue stamp of 1892 (#SD3, number 14-15) with a 2c surcharge that transformed it into a Quittance (Receipt) type of revenue stamp (#94 and #95). Lot includes a 2c on 35c horizontal strip of five and a 2c on 70c bottom block of thirty. All mounted on an album page and in VF condition. (NOTE: Identifying numbers and date above are from the excellent comprehensive checklist of Haitian revenues provided by Samuel Dalsimer and published in Haiti Philately, Volume 4, Number 4, October-December 1978 issue, pp 4-11). Link to Auction Lot #77 image18.0046.00
78Presentation Folder. Two copies (different covers) of the postal issues (Scott #428-31, C122-25) commemorating the first anniversary of President Duvalier's installation (22 October 1958). VF condition.12.00No Bids
79Haiti Section of the 2016 edition of the Scott Catalog. Pages were very carefully removed from Volume 3 of the catalog. New condition. 3.50No Bids
Covers
80Cover. Salisbury, England (18 October 1895) to Port au Prince (1 November 1895) via Southampton and New York. Backstamped “Foreign N.Y. Transit October 28, 1895”. This postal stationery item was the standard envelope used for overseas mail. Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #80 image6.00No Bids
81Cover. Registered mail, Cap Haitien (? February 1899) to Havre via New York (20 February 1899) and Paris (2 March 1899). Paid with #46 (2), 48, 49, 52, 54, 56, 57 (5) and 58. A very colorful and interesting cover in Fair condition. A fault line from top to bottom of the cover does NOT affect the stamps. Link to Auction Lot #81 image8.0014.00
82Banque Nationale D’Haiti registered mail, Jacmel (2 July 1899) to Bordeaux (receiving mark not clear; appears to be ? July 1899). Paid with Scott #64 (2). VF condition.12.0012.00
83Cover. Leogane (3 August 1899) to Port au Prince. Paid with horizontal pair of #52. Very Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #83 image8.0085.00
84Cover. Originating in Jacmel with a HAPAG “ALTAI” straight line purser mark, this postal history was sent to New York where a NY 2nd Division Paquebot postmark was applied to cover. Fees paid with ten copies of Scott #55 with an indistinct Port au Prince cancel date “?1/JANV/01”. F-VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #84 image25.0067.00
85Cover. Port au Prince (9 July 1902) to Wrentham, Massachusetts (15 July 1902) via New York (14 July 1902). Paid with #70, 71, and 74. VF condition. 10.0048.00
86Cover. Port au Prince (16 August 1902) to New York (25 August 1902). Paid with #61 and 70. Good condition. 3.5026.00
87Cover. Registered mail, Jacmel (6 September 1902) to San Francisco (19 September 1902). Paid with #74, 75, and 76. VF condition.8.0039.00
88Cover. Registered mail, Gonaives (13 March 1903) to Port au Prince. Paid with #56 (3), VF.8.0032.00
89Cover. Registered mail, Port au Prince (13 July ??) to Bordeaux (receiving cancel not readable but shows the year 1903). Paid with #59 (2) and #62. VF condition.6.00No Bids
90Paquebot Mail. Port au Prince (21 December 1903) to Munich, Germany (12 January 1904) via New York (31 December 1903). Paid with #61 and #70. VF.5.00No Bids
91Cover. Port au Prince (2 September 1904) to New York (9 September 1904). Paid with a horizontal strip of five of Scott #69. VF.8.00No Bids
92Registered mail, Cayes (February ??) to Bordeaux (receiving postmark unreadable) via NY (1 March 1907). Sender of mail posted it on 1 February 1907. Paid with five copies of Scott #126. VF. 6.00No Bids
93Cover. Port au Prince (26 March 1912) to Kingston, Jamaica with blue ink postmark of Port au Prince on Scott #127, and blue “T” handstamp. Kingston receiving mark of 28 March 1912. F-VF condition.10.0044.00
94Cover. Aquin (24 January 1915) to Port au Prince (25 January 1915). Paid with Scott #196. VF condition. 8.0024.00
95Cover. Official, USA Embassy mail, Port au Prince to NY via the Canal Zone and paid with Scott #314. A NY numeral “1” receiving mark is noted on the stamp. Very light purple marking of “Paquebot”. Receiving mark from the Canal Zone on 19 March 1919. Official letter included. Fine condition.6.0016.00
96Cover. Jacmel (? October 1919) to Paris (23 ? 1919) via Port au Prince (15 October 1919). Paid with #125 and #173. Fine.5.0014.00
97Cover. Port au Prince (14 April 1920) to Cap Haitien. Paid with #254, 257, and 270. Very Fine condition.8.0011.00
98Cover. Airmail, Cap Haitien (7 January 1926) to Port au Prince (7 January 1926). Paid with a block of ten of Scott #311. All stamps with AVION cancel.10.0046.00
99Cover. Airmail, Port au Prince (18 July 1927) to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (19 July 1927). Paid with #127 and #132. Red color cachet “HAITI POSTE AVION” applied to stamps. Very Fine condition.10.0021.00
100Cover. Port au Prince (5 May 1929) to the Canal Zone. Paid with a horizontal strip of five of Scott #310. Very Fine condition. 10.00No Bids
101Cover. Jeremie (no date) to New York via Port au Prince (30? January 1932). Paid with an example of #323 and bearing a K.N.S.M. cancellation on the face of stamp. F-VF.2.00No Bids
102Cover. Airmail Port au Prince (29 March 1937) to Springfield, MA. Paid with #329 and #336 (2). VF condition. 3.00No Bids
Literature
103The Mariner’s Museum Journal. Emigration to Haiti, 1863 –The Ile a Vache Colonization Scheme , Charles D Gibson. Pages 21-25.2.008.00
104La Petite Poste Maritime – La Poste Maritime au XVIII Siecle,Joseph Bergier, 1989. Soft cover (8” X 11 ½"). Excellent condition. Study with extensive data on French maritime postal history, with many black and white photos of markings and Folded Letters. Includes data on Saint Domingue (both Haiti and Dominican Republic). A very valuable reference source on this area of postal history. 15.00No Bids
105American Air Mail Catalog, Volumes 1-4. Fourth Edition. Published by the American Air Mail Society. Hard cover and in excellent condition (like new). A copy of this 4th Edition is available at Leonard Hartman (a noted U.S. philatelic literature dealer) for $90.00 40.00No Bids
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