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Lot 926
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Serbia, Specialist's Collection, 1866-1919. On quadrilled pages in a red Elbe Washington binder; organized by issue and issue date, with information on quantity issued, paper types, perf and color varieties, forgeries, etc.--all illustrated with actual examples; every issue identified by Scott and Gibbons numbers, making cross-reference (and further study) a breeze; quality varies as expected, but overall a sound collection with nearly all items mounted (a few hinged), Well worth the time to "flip through the album" on-line.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

A staggering amount of research went into this: it's not just a collection, but a history of Serbia, Serbian stamps and stamp production, and postal history.

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Lot 927
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Serbia, Wide-Ranging Dealer's Stock, 1866-1952. An impressive presentation (and history lesson) of Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Trieste A and Trieste B issues; stockbook opens with an intensive collection of Trieste B material, including Scott #3a (2 mint hinged, 2 used), 65 pair with double row of perfs between, 65a (2), C17 (2), C17a (2); misperfed 23, 25 (corner single), 42, 45; imperf 51-56, C3 and C4; 60 with "STT UVJA" overprint error (21 n.h.) and 77 n.h. with misplaced overprints; Serbia runs 1866-1920; Slovenia's 1945 interim period o/p issue (Michel #17-34) is here n.h.; Trieste A appears near complete, with examples of o/p flaws; and Montenegro includes a set of the never-issued 1916 Italian Exile issue, including imperfs and the Queen Milena Red Cross issue, as well as Austrian and Italian Occupation issues (including 2NJ1-5); end your journey through the region back in Trieste B, with individual album pages highlighting o/p errors (inverts, omissions, doubles, etc.); most issues throughout mint and used with manageable duplication, o.g., hinged or never hinged, perfect for the dealer or collector wanting to specialize; viewing highly recommended.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

This material is not easily found--especially not in quality or quantity as it is here.

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Lot 928
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Serbia, Parallel Collection, 1866-1943. Housed in a slip-cased Palo hingeless album; mint runs the entire period, used 1866-1920; EFOs pop up throughout: double perfs, o/p shifts and varieties, double and partial prints, etc.; very high degree of completion in mint, including full runs of Austrian Bosnia overprints (Scott #1N1-21 and 1N22-42), 2N1-15 and 2N16-30 (both sets n.h.), 2NB7a-10a and 2NB7b-10b n.h. (slight scuff to 2NB7a); 2NB5 and 2NB6 n.h.; used collection is lovely with some European-quality cancels present, and includes Dues and Newspapers, Fine to Very Fine overall, with much better, well worth inspection.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,280.
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Lot 929
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Serbia, Specialized King Alexander & King Peter Issues Study, 1903-12. In a 32-page (64-side) VST stockbook loaded with singles, blocks of 4, cross-gutter blocks (up to 44) of Scott #59-64; singles of 65-67; and #87-105 in multiples up to blocks of 25; a vast amount of material for the specialist: paper, printing, perf and color varieties (many of the latter not listed in Scott or Michel); some of the rarely-seen items include a die proof of #87, various trial color and frame/vignette die proofs, two sides of King Alexander forgeries and 13 sides of King Peter stationery, including usages to the US and Austria, Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely collection built with much time and effort; worth viewing.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 930
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Serbia & Montenegro, Specialized Collection, 1866-1918. Housed in a 16-page Lighthouse stockbook, with Serbia leading off with mint Scott #1, 2a and 3, followed by used Prince Michaels, including a (counterfeit?) printing error on #15 reading "ΠAPF" and two copies reading "2 HAPE" and early Prince Milans; Milan issues organized by printing (per Michel), with a mix of mint and used throughout and featuring two part-sheets of 25 of Scott #26; mint gutter pairs of Serbia #33 and 36, with mint imperf #33, 34 and 39 and imperf at left #35 and 37; and a very nice looking #76a used; mint and used 79-86 (the "Death Mask" issue); n.h. block of 4 of #94 with set-off of the black on gum side (nibble taken out of one stamp), plus a selection of four French stamps handstamped "POSTES SERBES" from Corfu (Michel #VIII, XI, XIII, XIX); Montenegro includes #1, 2, 4, 6 mint, and used #5 and 50a; both collections large-part parallel mint/used, with paper varieties noted, along with shade, perf and printing varieties--especially Montenegro; Serbian Dues and Newspaper stamps included, as are Montenegrin Dues and Acknowledgement of Receipt issues (with color varieties not listed in Scott), generally Fine to Very Fine, with the expected flaws of such early stamps; worth a look--you don't see these issues every day.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $780.
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