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December 2017 Society Auction

Closed January 5, 2018

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Stamps
1Haiti Collection 1881-1960. Mounted on Scott Specialty Album pages. Collection is about 95% complete. All stamps and souvenir sheets are in Very Fine condition and are mostly in Mint condition. It includes among its many fine issues Scott #1-7, 51, 124, 130, 137, 139, 132, 169, 171, B1, C19a-21a. CB3-8, CB7a-8a, and J20. Our Auctioneer indicates the collection is exceptionally beautiful. Link to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 imageLink to Auction Lot #1 image$100.00$100.00
2British Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Jacmel. A horizontal pair of Scott #A6, Plate 14, in F-VF condition. The stamp is an example of Great Britain Scott #30 cancelled with oval “C59” obliteration. (These usages are listed in the Haiti section of the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue 1840-1940 under the heading of Great Britain Post Offices in Haiti.) Catalogue value 2017 is $90.00 Link to Auction Lot #2 image25.0041.00
3British Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Jacmel. An example of #A8, Plate 5, with a clear “C59” obliteration. This copy has trimmed perforations. (These usages are listed in the Haiti section of the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue 1840-1940 under the heading of Great Britain Post Offices in Haiti.) Link to Auction Lot #3 image3.00No Bids
4British Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Port au Prince. #A47 in VF condition. The stamp is an example of Great Britain Scott #32 cancelled with a light “E53” obliteration. (These usages are listed in the Haiti section of the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue 1840-1940 under the heading of Great Britain Post Offices in Haiti.) Catalogue value $85.00 Link to Auction Lot #4 image25.0036.00
5French Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Cap Haitien. Cover (Front only). Cap Haitien (23 Juil 1873) to Nantes, France. Paid with Yvert & Tellier #38 and #57 (20 Euros catalogue value). Although not in very good condition, this is a scarce example of a mailing via the French Postal Agency in Haiti. Link to Auction Lot #5 image2.00No Bids
6ESSAY. The Legitime Issue of 1889. A postal issue of eight values was prepared while fighting was taking place between the forces of Hippolyte and those of Legitime. The stamps, however, were never issued and are not known in used condition. Condition – never hinged and VF. Link to Auction Lot #6 image40.0091.00
7Scott #3. Mint, good centering and VF condition. Catalogue value $22.506.007.00
8#7. Mint, VF. Excellent centering.2.504.75
9#7. Collection of fifty used copies of this issue on an album page. Many copies identified by plating position numbers. The following position numbers are included: #1, 3-5, 7, 11-12, 15-16, 19, 21, 24, 30, 33, 35, 38, 41, and 44-45. Overall Fine condition. Catalogue value $105.00 Link to Auction Lot #9 image20.0022.00
10#8. Mint and VF condition with excellent centering.2.75No Bids
11#8. Selection of eighteen used copies, Plate 2, with a good variety of color shades. Overall condition Good to Fine. Good lot for plating purposes. Catalogue Value $58.50 Link to Auction Lot #11 image8.008.00
12#9. Examples of this issue with seven different positions on a reconstruction sheet of fifty. Stamps are all Mint with original gum and in VF condition. Positions included are #16, 30, 28, 30-40, 48, and 50. Catalogue value is $87.50 Link to Auction Lot #12 image18.0020.00
13#10b. Mint copy with excellent centering; VF condition.3.0015.00
14#19-20. Mint examples. #19 is MNG with good centering/margins while #20 is Mint OG in VF condition. Catalogue value $62.5020.0024.50
15#21, 22, and 24. A selection of town cancellations, including Port au Prince, Cap Haitien, Gonaives, and Les Cayes. F-VF. Link to Auction Lot #15 image1.25No Bids
16#21-24. Mint OG and VF. Catalogue value $52.1020.00No Bids
17#24. An example in MNH condition with excellent centering. A very desirable item and scarce example of this issue in this condition. Catalogue value $85.00 Link to Auction Lot #17 image30.0077.00
18#26-30. The Issue of 1881 on an album page from a specialist collector illustrating constant varieties resulting from the method of plate construction. Lot includes a cover mailed to Bordeaux (22 November 1893) via New York (30 October 1893) and paid with a pair of #29. Lot also includes two Mint copies of #20 (Catalogue value $40.00). Link to Auction Lot #18 image15.0031.00
19#32, 34, 35, and 36. Selection of town cancellations. Port au Prince, Cap Haitien, Jacmel, and Gonaives. F-VF. Link to Auction Lot #19 image1.25No Bids
20#41-42. Both issues in MNH condition with VG centering/margins. Catalogue value $9.503.75No Bids
21#42. A horizontal pair, Imperforate Between, MNH, VF condition. See Scott Catalogue footnote.4.005.00
22#45b. A Double Surcharge in Mint and F-VF condition. Catalogue value $27.5012.0037.00
23#46-51. Mint set in VF condition. Catalogue value $21.105.00No Bids
24"#67-81". A complete set of the fifteen values of the Provisional Government overprints of 1902 on the President Sam issue in Mint and Used condition. Of note, all stamps in this Lot bear forged overprints (the large “O” on 1902). F-VF Link to Auction Lot #24 image4.506.50
25#83-88. Trial color proofs of this issue with vignettes (the center portraits) omitted. See note in Scott Catalog. Mint and VF. Link to Auction Lot #25 image20.0042.00
26#83, 86-88. Mint copies with inverted centers and in Very Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #26 image8.5013.50
27#84. Used copy with center inverted in Fine condition.2.504.50
28#110-124. Complete set in Mint/MNG/Used condition. #123 is Mint OG and #124 is Used. Very Fine lot. Link to Auction Lot #28 image15.0051.00
29#147. A selection of seven different town cancellations (Port au Prince, Cap Haitien, Les Cayes, Gonaives, Jeremie, Petit Goave, and St Marc). All in VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #29 image2.008.00
30#150. Used example with Inverted Surcharge and a Port au Prince cancellation. VF condition. 5.005.50
31#158-159. Mint and VF. Catalogue value $6.501.506.00
32"#161". A beautiful stamp in appearance, but unfortunately this example is a forgery of the genuine issue, which is a scarce stamp missing from many collections. Link to Auction Lot #32 image5.009.00
33#163. Mint; F-VF condition. Catalogue value $13.004.50No Bids
34#164. Mint example with excellent centering. Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $12.505.006.25
35#169-171. All Mint copies. #170 is MNG and #171 shows some tropicalization on the reverse, which does NOT affect the front of stamp. Otherwise, stamps are very fine looking. Catalogue value is $115.0022.0025.00
36#245 thru #304. The Issues of 1917-1920. All examples in VF condition. #247 very slightly damaged on the lower left corner. Selection mounted on two album pages. Catalogue value of this Lot is $380.00 Link to Auction Lot #36 imageLink to Auction Lot #36 image85.00118.00
37#304. Mint copy with Inverted Surcharge. VF.3.004.00
38#305-336. Complete sets on album pages. All in Mint, Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $35.458.5022.00
39#335. Imperforate, used copy with wide margins; VF.2.0014.00
40#389 design. Printed in reddish brown, this example is one of several Haitian designs originally printed by Waterlow and Sons Ltd. for Haiti, but subsequently released in alternate colors as Specimen Sample Stamps, to highlight the firm's production capabilities when seeking new business. Very fine copy. See Sample Specimen Stamps, Robson Lowe Ltd, March 1968, card cover, 17 pages, and "Waterlow Sample Stamps" by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, Haiti Philately, V:2, April-May-June 1979, pages 26-27.4.006.00
41#421-23, C115-18. MNH, VF.1.50No Bids
42#424-27, C119-21. MNH, VF.3.254.50
43#440-450. Five complete sets in MNH condition. VF.2.506.00
44#469. Vertical pair, imperforate horizontally. MNH and in Very Fine condition.4.0010.50
45#469. Horizontal pair, imperforate vertically. Color error; stamp was printed in BLUE rather than in GREEN, the issued color. MNH and VF.8.0012.00
46#513-16, C227-29 and #517-20, C230-32. MNH, VF.2.853.50
47#532-36, C249-54. MNH and VF.6.00No Bids
48#611-15, C326-29. MNH and VF.11.0011.00
49#914A-914F. MNH and VF.6.0011.00
50#625-27, C348-50. MNH, VF condition. Catalogue value $52.2517.0020.50
51#631-33, C354-56. MNH, VF. Catalogue value $15.505.005.00
52#721-23, C483-86. MNH, VF.3.004.00
53#752-59. MNH, VF.3.756.00
54#770B-770I. MNH, VF.2.505.00
55#789-94. MNH, VF.1.505.00
56#830-35. MNH, VF.1.256.00
57#837-42. MNH, VF.1.508.00
58#849-53. MNH, VF.7.009.00
59#889. Souvenir Sheet, MNH and VF. Quite scarce and very much undervalued in Scott.7.5045.00
60#890-94 on an unaddressed FDC with color cachet. Very Fine condition.8.008.00
61#896-901. Used, VF condition. Catalogue value $30.009.0034.00
62#919-24. Used, VF condition.3.007.00
63#B1. Mint, VF.7.009.00
64#C8. MNH, very well centered with wide margins. Catalogue value $8.003.003.50
65#C19-21. Souvenir Sheets, (six) Perforate and Imperforate, in Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $90.00 20.00No Bids
66#C47 design. Printed in green and grey, this example is one of several Haitian designs originally printed by Waterlow and Sons Ltd. for Haiti, but subsequently released in alternate colors as Specimen Sample Stamps, to highlight the firm's production capabilities when seeking new business. Very fine copy. See Sample Specimen Stamps, Robson Lowe Ltd, March 1968, card cover, 17 pages, and "Waterlow Sample Stamps" by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, Haiti Philately, V:2, April-May-June 1979, pages 26-27.7.00No Bids
67#C99-104. Mint. VF condition. Catalogue value $37.90 11.0011.00
68#C108-11. MNH, VF condition.2.00No Bids
69#C121a. Souvenir Sheet in MNH, VF condition.2.25No Bids
70#C125 (see Scott footnote). The two Souvenir Sheets (perforate and imperforate) affixed to presentation booklets. Only 500 examples of the booklet were prepared. Very Fine condition.10.0032.00
71#C126-32. MNH & VF. 3.504.50
72#C153-60. MNH, VF.5.005.50
73#C169a. Progressive plate proof of the Souvenir Sheet showing just the black portion, with all colors (the frames) omitted. MNH and VF. Link to Auction Lot #73 image15.00No Bids
74#C171-76. MNH and VF.1.752.75
75#C460-63. Examples in MNH, VF condition. 1.003.50
76#CB1-2. Mint. VF condition. Catalogue value $50.0015.0026.00
77#RA1-16. Mint and VF.3.50No Bids
78Revenue Stamps. Selection of nine Used copies; all different. Copies in VF condition except one copy damaged on right side. Link to Auction Lot #78 image6.00No Bids
79Revenue Stamps. Selection of ten (six Mint, four Used). All in Very Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #79 image8.0011.00
80Revenue Stamps. Selection of fourteen stamps. All are different issues. See the image for identification. F-VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #80 image7.0011.00
81Town Cancellations. Selection of sixteen issues with town cancellations. Name of towns noted in light pencil note. Twelve (12) towns are included in the lot. Among these: Anse A-Veau, Petit Trou Des Nippes, Anse d’Haina, Fort Liberte. Link to Auction Lot #81 image10.0033.00
82Selection of forty-nine stamps, all Mint and in VF condition, mounted on album pages. Lot consists of issues from 1882-1899. Includes copies of #12, #24 and #51. Catalogue value over $110.00 Link to Auction Lot #82 image30.00No Bids
83Selection of one hundred eighty-three stamps (Mint and Used); all different issues starting with the issues of 1881 through the issues of 1939. Included are fine copies of #123, 124, and 137; also included is a nice MNH imperforate block of four of Scott #33. All mounted on album pages. Overall condition is Fine-Very Fine. Catalogue value is over $120.00 Link to Auction Lot #83 imageLink to Auction Lot #83 imageLink to Auction Lot #83 image20.00No Bids
84Selection of several of the Red Cross issues of 1945 mounted on seven album pages. Includes blocks and singles in MNH/Mint and Used condition. Also included are six covers addressed to Kenscoff, Port au Prince, Jeremie and the USA illustrating use of these issues. Fine-Very Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #84 image15.00No Bids
 
Folded Letters and Covers
85Folded Letter. Jacmel to London 18 September 1858. Faint but legible “JACMEL” in large double circle. 1/5 due marking and London date stamp on back. Slight soiling and vertical file fold; otherwise a Fine condition FL. No text. Link to Auction Lot #85 image7.00No Bids
86FL. Cap Haitien (3 June 1855) to Bordeaux (1 July 1855) via Jacmel (11 June 1855) and Calais (30 June 1855). Article 13 postal marking. Text readable. Fine-Very Fine cover. Link to Auction Lot #86 image10.0012.00
87FL. Port au Prince (3 June 1869) to Havre via London (22 June 1869) and Calais (23 June 1869). No text. Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #87 image10.00No Bids
88FL. Havre (April 1847) to Port au Prince via Southampton (16? April 1847). Long text added to French maritime printed newsletter dated 10 April 1847. Overall Good condition for age of FL. Link to Auction Lot #88 image8.0016.00
89FL. Unknown origination addressed to Havre, France. Red circle “Ship Letter London 8 October 1867” and a black square marking in black : “Ship Liverpool ship Oct 7, 1867”. “GB 1 F60” and “10 decimes due “ markings. No text. Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #89 image7.0010.00
90Covers. Selection of three covers, two from New York to Port au Prince and one to Gonaives. One is a 1 cent embossed wrapper of 1894 to pay printed matter rate and mailed to Gonaives. Date of posting is 21 June (unreadable year date) The second cover is a 20 October 1888 mailing and paid with copy of Scott #216 (catalogue value $17.50). Third cover is a 21 December (unreadable year date) to Port au Prince paid with a copy of Scott #179 (catalogue value $25.00). All three covers are on album pages and properly described. Overall Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #90 image9.00No Bids
91Cover. Jacmel (Postmark not very clear; appears to be 13 January 1901) to Paris. Mail is a small cover. Paid with a pair of Scott #24. VF condition. 5.00No Bids
92Cover. Cap Haitien (17 May ??) to Havre, France (5 August ??) via Port au Prince (unreadable postmark). Front of cover has a double circle Paris cancellation of “4-6-05 DEPART”. This is an unusual routing for mail to Le Havre. Paid with Scott #99. VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #92 image5.00No Bids
93Cover. Registered mail, Port au Prince (18 August 1905) to Washington, DC (26 August 1905). Paid with Scott #100. Good condition.3.006.00
94Cover. Port au Prince (10 February 1906) to New York (16 February 1906). Paid with Scott #99. VF.3.007.00
95Cover. USA Consular Service printed large envelope. Consular mail Port au Prince to Providence, Rhode Island (17 May 1906). Paid with #117 (2)). Cover and postage stamps bear the black ink cancellation of the Netherlands Indies Paquebot service. Some wrinkles but not affecting stamps. Otherwise Fine cover. 4.0019.00
96Cover. USA Embassy (Port au Prince) mail to the US Treasurer, Washington, DC. Paid with #125. However, the postal cancellation on the stamp is a “Washington, DC, January 6, 1908" marking. VF.3.0017.00
97Cover. Port au Prince (14 July 1909) to Washington, DC (27 July 1909). Paid with Scott #117. A light fold line but not affecting stamp. Condition: Good/Fine. 3.005.00
98Postal Card. H&G #13. Port au Prince (12 February 1910) to Washington, DC (no receiving postmark). Readable text. Fine condition.1.252.50
99Cover. Jacmel (26 October 1910) to Paris via Port au Prince (28 October 1910). Paid with #125 (2) and #127. F/VF.5.009.00
100Cover. Port au Prince (27 December 1918) to Naples, Italy (no receiving postmark). Paid with #125. VF condition.4.0011.00
101Cover. Local mail. Port au Prince (22 February 1919). Paid with #289. Horizontal fault line bottom of cover, otherwise VF.2.0031.00
102Selection of three Cap Haitien covers. First item: Cap Haitien (26 March 1920) to St Thomas, but redirected to New York. Second item: Cap Haitien (10 January 1923) registered mail to Port au Prince (13 January 1923). Postage paid applied on reverse of cover. Third item: Port au Prince (5 June 1918) to Cap Haitien (no receiving postmark). Covers are in Good to Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #102 image3.7538.00
103Cover. Fort Liberte (? ? 1922) to Paris (29 January 1922) via Cap Haitien (? January 1922). Paid with #98. VF.4.5028.00
104Cover. Paquebot mail, Port au Prince to Chicago. Paid with #314. Received New York on 23 January 1922. Good condition.2.0015.00
105Five covers with special cachets/cancellations. Two commemorate the 100th anniversary of birth of Marcelin Berthelot. Each were posted in Port au Prince on 12 July 1927. Three covers bear special Lindbergh cachets struck in red color on postage stamps on occasion of Lindbergh Day, 6 February 1928. The covers are mounted on heavy pages (four) and are very nicely written up. A nice selection of items for the cover collector. Link to Auction Lot #105 imageLink to Auction Lot #105 image3.7530.00
106Cover. First Flight (#WI-5. Muller #11). Port au Prince (13 December 1927). West Indian Aerial Express Inauguration Flight. Mail flown on the “Santa Maria”. Cover signed by pilot B.L. Rowe. Paid with #316 and #318. Very Fine condition.10.00No Bids
107Cover. Port au Prince (25 January 1928) to Cap Haitien (25 January 1928). Cover has an AVION cachet. Fees paid with a vertical pair of #314. VF.4.00No Bids
108Cover. LINDBERGH Flight, Pioneer Flight Number 9 and Muller #14. Port au Prince (7 February 1928) to Havana, Cuba (8 February 1928) and on to New York City (12 February 1928). Cover in VF condition. A genuine Lindbergh flight cover carried on the “SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS” aircraft. Estimated value of $175 (see page 13 of HPS Special Study Number 3, Haiti's First Flights, by Barbara Levine). Link to Auction Lot #108 image55.0078.00
109Cover. FFC Port au Prince (21 February 1928) to Santiago Cuba with circular AVION cachet, two different WIAE cachets, and a “Primer Viaje Aereo/Cuba, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Pto Rico/Aeroplano Santa Maria” cachet. VF condition.7.00No Bids
110First Day of Issue (6 February 1928) of #320 on local mail addressed to Leon Montes in Port au Prince. Also included in the Lot are two unaddressed FDCs of this issue. All in VF condition.3.00No Bids
111Cover. First Flight Inauguration Pan American Airways, Flight No F6-4, Port au Prince (9 January 1929) to Miami (10 January 1929) and on to Washington, DC. Paid with #314-317. VF condition.8.50No Bids
112Cover. Local mail, Port au Prince (6 February 1928). All mail processed by Port au Prince postal facilities on this date had the Lindbergh AVION cachet applied to the mail. 6 February was declared “Lindbergh Day”. Paid with #320. VF condition.2.50No Bids
113Covers. Two airmail covers from Port au Prince (20 February 1929) to addresses in the US. Each paid with #319. Blue color Avion cachet. VF. 2.008.50
114Covers. #310-314, the Issue of 1920, on a selection of ten different covers posted in various towns (Jeremie, Cap Haitien, Port Liberte and Port au Prince) with three covers addressed to the US and seven to Port au Prince. All were posted in the 1920s, except for one being posted in 1931. The covers are very neatly mounted and described on ten heavy album pages and are in F-VF condition. A very nice selection. Link to Auction Lot #114 imageLink to Auction Lot #114 image14.00380.00
115 Cover. U.S.S. V-5 vessel mail. Posted in Portsmouth (27 October 1930) to Port au Prince (3 November 1930). Mail addressed to First Brigade Marines in Port au Prince. Cover with cachet “We will Fight for Peace Navy Day 27 October 1930”. Paid with 2 cents US postage. VF.2.006.00
116Cover. U.S.S. LEXINGTON mail. Addressed to Santa Barbara, California and dated with ship cancellation of 23 May 1934 and a 3 line black color notice “Departed Gonaives Haiti”. VF.2.504.00
117Cover. U.S.S. RELIEF mail posted Gonaives (25 May 1934) to Oakland, CA. US penalty envelope used. VF condition.3.005.00
118Cover. U.S.S. NORTHAMPTON mail. Cancelled with ship cancellation of 22 January 1939 at Gonaives. Large red color cachet “United States Pacific Fleet Maneuvering Enroute to New York World Fair”. Very Fine.3.0016.00
119Cover. Port au Prince (15 June 1953) to Delaware, USA. Mail carried by the S.S. Ancon (Panama Line) with a “Posted on the High Seas” marking. Paid with #C61. Fine condition. 1.50No Bids
120Covers. Selection of seven covers, all local Port au Prince mail. Overall condition Fine. Link to Auction Lot #120 image8.50280.00
121Covers. Selection of seven covers posted to the US from Port au Prince, except one posted in Port Margot. A variety of postage issues were used to cover postal charges. Covers are dated between 1941-1957. All in VF condition. 4.0055.00
 
Special Selection
122#826A. Horizontal strip of three (3). One copy with wide “O” and 2 copies with narrow “O” overprint. MNH and VF. This issue is one of the most difficult issues of Haiti to find in the philatelic market. Link to Auction Lot #122 image30.0053.00
123#826A. Horizontal pair with wide and narrow “O” overprints. MNH, VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #123 image20.0044.00
124#826A. MNH VF example with narrow “O” overprint. Link to Auction Lot #124 image10.0018.00
125#826A. MNH VF example with wide “O” overprint. Link to Auction Lot #125 image10.0019.00
126#827. Strip of three with the 2 long obliterating bars and 1 short one. MNH, VF. Link to Auction Lot #126 image5.008.50
127#865. Souvenir Sheet (with SPECIMEN overprint), MNH, Very Fine condition. Link to Auction Lot #127 image10.0023.00
128#873. A MNH, VF example, with Inverted Surcharge. A scarce error of this issue. Link to Auction Lot #128 image25.0076.00
129#927-32. A set in MNH, VF condition. Link to Auction Lot #129 image10.0052.00
130#933. Souvenir Sheet in MNH, VF condition. A very scarce and valuable issue. Catalogue value of $75.00 (very undervalued issue by Scott). Link to Auction Lot #130 image50.0088.00
131#934-39. MNH, VF. Link to Auction Lot #131 image10.0033.00
132#940. MNH, VF. Very seldom seen in the philatelic market. Undervalued by Scott. Link to Auction Lot #132 image50.0096.00
 
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