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Lebanon
 
 
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Lot 1037
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Lebanon, Magnificent Highly-Specialized Five-Volume Collection to 1980. An absolutely amazing, extraordinarily comprehensive collection, keenly assembled in five pristine Palo hingeless albums; apparently complete mint for the period, with a very well-filled used collection also included on a second set of pages, but the real treasure lies in the literally hundreds of major varieties: we note scores of overprint varieties on the 1920s-30s issues, including inverts, doubles, etc.; dozens of premium souvenir sheets like footnote-listed rarities, unlisted issues, printing errors (e.g., printed on both sides, double impressions) plus deluxe sheets, printed-on-gum-side varieties, etc.; the Airmails are simply amazing, and we also note the rare Madagascar UPU proofs, the scarce Portuguese "Colonias" UPU issues, covers, Austrian, Turkish and Palestine issues used in Lebanon and much, much more, Fine to Very Fine or better, a unique collection in all respects, inspection invited.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000

You absolutely need to view this power-packed, incredible collection, but if you cannot, the many images online will certainly give you the flavor of the lot
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Realized $7,500.
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Lot 1038

Lebanon, Lovely Postal History Collection, 1888-1965. Over 150 covers and cards, with better 1939 cover French Levant to Egypt, with censor tape at left and various censor markings, 1929 first flight Beirut to Marseilles, 1930 first flight Damas to Bagdad, 1948 first day cover C141-C145, 1938 first flight Lebanon to Paris, a magnificent lot with enormous potential, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 1039

Lebanon, Beirut Postal History, 1873-1920. 13 cards or covers, includes two Russia posts, one France, two Egypt, two Austrian & five Turkey, along with Egypt & Turkish stamps with Beirut cancels, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $1,680.
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