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Lot 474
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Switzerland, Zürich, 1843, 6rp black, vertical underprint (Scott 1L2), type 4, four nice margins with a beautifully struck red rosette cancel, background lines completely faded; lower right corner skillfully repaired, Very Fine appearance, identified & "up-signed" Abt BPP, with 1990 Renggli certificate a simply Zumstein Nr. 2.
Michel 2 I. Zumstein 2W; SFr 2,100 ($2,080).
Scott $1,775.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 475
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Switzerland, 1850, Orts-Post, 2½rp black & red, with frame around cross (Scott 1), type 4, clear to large margins (full dividing line at bottom) except just cut to frame line at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 5 I. Zumstein 13 I; SFr 1,800 ($1,780).
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $150.
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Lot 476
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Switzerland, 1852, Rayon III, 15rp vermilion, small numerals (Scott 11), type 6, large margins all around including full dividing lines at top & left, lozenge cancel, Very Fine, signed von der Weid with his 1987 certificate.
Michel 10. Zumstein 18; SFr 800 ($790).
Scott $775.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 477
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Switzerland, 1852, Rayon III, 15rp vermilion, large numerals (Scott 12), a lovely horizontal pair, with generous margins all around including full dividing lines at left & right, Extremely Fine.
Michel 12. Zumstein 20; SFr 500 ($500).
Scott $400.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 478
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Switzerland, 1852, Rayon III, 15c vermilion (Scott 13), type 3, large margins with dividing line showing on three sides (full at left), light lozenge cancel; two thin spots, choice, Very Fine appearance, signed von der Weid with his 1984 certificate.
Michel 11. Zumstein 19; SFr 1,300 ($1,290).
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 479
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Switzerland, 1854, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 40rp yellow green, emerald silk threads, second Munich printing (Scott 19), bright and fresh with marvelous color and a full outer frame line all around, Extremely Fine.
Michel 17 I b. Zumstein 26A; SFr 400 ($400).
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 480
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Switzerland, 1855, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 1fr lavender, black silk thread (Scott 30), unusually fresh with four full frame lines, light diamond grid a partial transit cancels, Very Fine, with 2017 A.P.S. certificate.
Michel 18 II A ys. Zumstein 27C; SFr 1,300 ($1,290).
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 481

Switzerland, 1888, Standing Helvetia, 40c gray, perf 9½ (Scott 91), wide control mark, o.g., the paragon of perfection in printing, perforating and pin-point centering, Extremely Fine, the finest you're likely to see.
Michel 61 X B. Zumstein 69B.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 482

Switzerland, 1888, Standing Helvetia, 1fr claret, perf 9½ (Scott 93), wide control mark, o.g., with luscious color, clean paper and lovely centering, Very Fine, uncommon this nice, signed Champion.
Michel 63 X B. Zumstein 71B.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 483

Switzerland, 1896, Geneva International Exposition, two unused Exposition souvenir postcards, each with a nice contemporary reproduction (forgery) of a 5c Geneva Cantonal, one the black on green Small Eagle, the other the green on white envelope stamp; each is tied by a facsimile of a red Geneva rosette; also includes used postcard picturing the "Swiss Village" exhibit at the Exposition and mailed from that Exposition Post Office to Hüningen, Alsace on 14 Sep 1896; an interesting group, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 484

Switzerland, 1900, UPU issue re-engraved, complete (Scott 101-103), o.g., a lovely set, missing from most collections, clearly exhibiting the more deeply engraved lines, Fine to Very Fine+, #103 with 1981 Society of Philatelic Americans certificate.
Scott $866.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $375.
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Lot 485

Switzerland, 1905-07, Standing Helvetias, 20c to 3fr complete (Scott 105-112a), the set complete by Scott, exhibiting all four perforation varieties of this issue, o.g., Post Office fresh paper sporting great color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,727.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 486

Switzerland, 1907-25, Tell's Son and Helvetia, 2c-3fr complete (Scott 126-145), o.g., never hinged, a vibrant and fresh set, Very Fine.
Michel 95-110 etc. Zumstein 101-116, 140//176.
Scott $2,118.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 487

Switzerland, 1907-25, Tell's Son and Helvetia, 2c-1fr, complete less the 3fr (Scott 126-144, 135a-144a), including the 10 values on coated paper, 7 of them with grilled gum; a marvelous, post office fresh set, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Zumstein 101-115, 140//176, etc.; SFr 1,036 (2016) ($1,030).
Scott $1,290+.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 488

Switzerland, 1908, Helvetia with Sword, 3fr bister & yellow (Scott 145), a choice mint single, post office fresh with pristine, never hinged o.g., Very Fine.
Michel 110x. Zumstein 116; SFr 1,000 ($990).
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 489
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Switzerland, 1910, Tell's Son, 5c green, type II, tête-bêche (Scott 152a), horizontal pair, partial Basel double circle datestamp, bright and fresh, Very Fine, signed von der Weid.
Michel K5 II. Zumstein K7 II; SFr 475 ($470).
Scott $500.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 490

Switzerland, 1914-31, Mountain Landscapes, 3fr-10fr complete (Scott 181-185,206,209), the original basic set, plus 1928 5fr re-engraved Rütli and 1931 3fr Mythen in orange brown, o.g., never hinged, each stunningly fresh and bright, with knock-your-socks-off centering, Very Fine, an iconic set offered intact.
Michel 121-123,142,226-228. Zumstein 129-131,142,177-179.
Scott $4,332.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 491

Switzerland, 1914-30, Mountain Landscapes, 3fr-10fr complete (Scott 181-185), the Mythen, Rütli and Jungfrau complete, each vibrantly colored with outstanding centering on snow-white paper, o.g., Very Fine.
Michel 121-123,142,228. Zumstein 129-131,142,179.
Scott $1,383.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 492

Switzerland, 1928-31, 10fr green Jungfrau, 5fr re-engraved Rütli & 3fr Mythen (Scott 185, 206, 209), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Zumstein 177-179; SFr 1,150 ($1,140).
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 493

Switzerland, 1924-40, Arms & Shield, 90c-2fr complete (Scott 200-202b), including the 1933 grilled gum and 1940 smooth gum, plus the 1924 1.20fr "HFLVETIA" variety, o.g., never hinged, all post office fresh, Very Fine.
Zumstein 163-165y; SFr 1,090 ($1,080).
Scott $1,085+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 494
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Switzerland, 1940, Arms & Shield, smooth gum, 90c-1.50fr complete (Scott 200b-202b), a choice used set, the 1.50fr canceled to order (o.g., never hinged) and certified by Marchand-Philatélie as having been taken from a block of 4 canceled Bern, 16 Dec 1942, Very Fine.
Zumstein 163y-165y; SFr 1,100 ($1,090).
Scott $918.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 495

Switzerland, 1934, NABA souvenir sheet (Scott 226), a pristine example, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Michel Block 1. Zumstein WIII 1; SFr 750 ($740).
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 496
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Switzerland, 1934, NABA souvenir sheet (Scott 226), a choice used example, central Exhibition cancel, 3 Oct 1934, Extremely Fine.
Michel Block 1. Zumstein WIII 1; SFr 725 ($720).
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 497

Switzerland, 1934, NABA souvenir sheet (Scott 226), a marvelous First Day Cover: a special NABA envelope, the sheet with a central Exhibition cancel, 29 Sep 1934; addressed to Neuchâtel, Extremely Fine.
Michel Block 1. Zumstein WIII 1; SFr 1,000 ($990).
Scott $700+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 498
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Switzerland, 1945, PAX Issue, 5c-10fr complete (Scott 293-305), without the 5c semi-postal, a fresh used set, the 40c-1fr, 5fr & 10fr all with First day cancels (the 5fr very weakly struck), Very Fine. Zumstein prices a First Day Cover at three times the value of a used set.
Michel 447-459. Zumstein 262-274; SFr 850+ ($840).
Scott $806+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 499
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Switzerland, 1936, Pro Patria souvenir sheets (Scott B80a), block of 4, each sheet canceled to order with two neat strikes of a "BERN 1" c.d.s., 27 Nov 1936 with full, never hinged o.g., Extremely Fine.
Michel Block 2. Zumstein WIII 8; SFr 1,300 ($1,290).
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 500
Switzerland, 1948, Winter Olympics complete (Scott B170-B173), St. Moritz Olympic cancel on the opening day of the Games, 30 Jan 1948, in a Special Folder published by the Swiss Olympic Committee and signed by the president of the Swiss Olympic Committee and the two designers of the four stamps; numbered 959 from an edition of 1,150 (1,000 for sale and 150 for private distribution), Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 501
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Switzerland, 1953, Pro Juventute "Insects" miniature sheet of 24 (Scott B229a), canceled to order by six strikes of a special Pictorial cancel commemorating 50 years of Rhine Shipping to Basel, 2 Jun 1954, full o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Michel 590 var. Zumstein oZ41; SFr 1,300 ($1,290).
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 502
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Switzerland, Airmail, 1920, 30c First Issue (Scott C1), "socked-on-the-nose" with a clear "Rorschach/ Briefpost/ 10.VI.21 - 16" c.d.s., with 1990 Renggli certificate.
Michel 152. Zumstein F 1; SFr 1,800 ($1,780).
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500

Despite the fact that the last of the two official Airmail services was terminated on January 15, 1921, the overprinted stamps were accepted for regular postage until they were withdrawn on March 1, 1923.

Realized $350.
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Lot 503
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Switzerland, Airmail, 1936, 40c on 90c Disarmament Conference, vermilion overprint (Scott C25a), neat partial 1937 Schweiz Automobil-Postbureau c.d.s., Extremely Fine, signed Liniger with his 1988 certificate.
Michel 293a. Zumstein F 4a; SFr 950 ($940).
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 504
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Switzerland, Officials, 1938-95, nearly complete for the period (Scott O1//11O5), presented on Palo hingeless pages, missing just a handful of issues (mostly grilled gum examples) for completion; mint throughout less the Scott-listed used-only series plus a couple others; fresh and clean throughout, with the later issues missing from most such collections, Very Fine.
Scott approximately $4,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $650.
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Lot 505
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Switzerland, Intl. Labor Bureau, 1925, 30c deep blue on buff, grilled gum (Scott 3O13 var.), partial 1934 Geneva c.d.s., Very Fine and rare, signed Zanini with his 1955 certificate.
Michel 18 x. Zumstein DIII 20z.
Zumstein SFr 725 ($720).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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