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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America

Bolivia (see also lot 373)

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Lot 357

Bolivia, Fantastic, Substantial Holding of Covers, ca. 1940s-50s, fascinating and extensive holding of approximately 135 items, mostly from the 1940s and '50s, though some earlier spotted as well, showing an excellent array of bisected issues, town cancels, etc.; often the owner has placed post-it notes on the covers, highlighting a small or rare town and the like, generally Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful study group, not easily duplicated.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 358

Bolivia, Exceptional 19th century to 1950s postal history selection, wonderfully eclectic group of approximately 50 mostly selected-for-interest items; we note a very scarce cover used Cochabamba to Salta bearing #21 and 21a bisect; #10 diagonal bisect on cover front; two early examples of Fiscals used as postage, including a pair of 5c blues used Oruro to La Paz; numerous ca. 1900 to 1920s covers with owner's post-it notes showing rare routings and transit markings; an exceptional 1938 Airmail cover with 10b on 5b black surcharge variety (#C62 var, only 100 printed); #C74a on 1945 Censored cover; #RA23 imperforate pair on 1958 cover, etc.; a few flaws or stamps missing, not affecting the best, Fine to Very Fine, super group; see it in its entirety online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 359
Bolivia, Magnificent, Extensive Holding of Proofs, Varieties, Errors and More, a mind-blowing assembly of dozens of select items—things that you rarely find anywhere; for example, we note imperforate pairs of #271a, 309, 319-320, 558 (2), 651a-653a, 751-752, C30, C100a (2), C101a-C102a, C132 (2; only 50 issued!), C125-C127 singles, C163-C164 (blocks), C169-C170, C197-C201; C331, C333 and C335 pairs and #C331 & C335 blocks; RA9a-RA10a; plus varieties like #36b, 40-46 imperforate, 55-59 inverted overprint, 92a block, 93a, 94a (2 pairs and a block), 95a-96a (used), 113c, 114a block, 116c; imperforate-betweens #385, C72a (2), C73 (horizontal pair plus strip of three); plus plate proofs, overprint varieties, and more, Fine to Very Fine, just a great lot; check out a sampling online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 360
Bolivia, La La Paz-ala Collection, 1866-1982, in Scott Specialty album with dustcase, from an old-fashioned obsessive quality-conscious collector, postally used, about 99% complete, with many beautiful cancellations, including #1, 1c, 3-5, 10-11, 13, 20-23, 24-27, 28-34, 35-38, 47-54, 55, 57-58, 78-81, 128-137, 165-177, 251-268, 433-450, C1-C6, C11-12, C14-C15, C22, C24-C26, C52-C62, C155a-C155b,C156a-C156b, etc., overall Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $850.
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