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Sale 744

The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


Bolivia




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Lot 3

Bolivia, ca. 1860s-70s, Wonderful selection of five pre-philatelic covers, attractive group including two ca. 1860s covers from Potosi to Sucre, each with lovely origin marking; a rare 1861 Inquisi to Potosi cover with rare origin handstamp and bold "Oruro" transit; plus two lovely "Correos La Chimba" with rigged ship design handstamps in blue, used to Caldera and Valparaiso, Chile, respectively, Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely, scarce assemblage.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 4

Bolivia, 1872 (Feb. 9), Folded letter sent from Mejillones to Valparaiso, Chile, lovely and superior quality folded letter, franked by two 5c black 1869 Postal-Fiscal stamps tied by neat blue Mejillones c.d.s., Very Fine+, an extremely rare franking—and a beauty.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 5

Bolivia, 1893, Cover franked by 5c Postal-Fiscals, used Cochabamba to Santa Cruz, small, very neat cover, franked by bottom margin pair of 5c Fiscals with "PROVISORIO/1893" overprints printed sideways, with additional overprints in the margins, tied by violet Cochabamba, Bolivia, cancels, with c.d.s.-type cancel alongside, Very Fine, a splendid and exceptionally rare franking.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 6
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Bolivia, 1869-69, 500c black Coat-of-Arms with Nine Stars (Scott 14), wonderfully fresh and well-centered, neatly cancelled, Very Fine, a beauty.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $650.
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Lot 7
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Bolivia, 1911, 20c on 2c Villa Bella Provisional surcharge (Scott 97), fresh and attractive example of this incredibly rare issue, cancelled by neat blue target killer; some shallow thinning, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 8
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Bolivia, 1928, 15c on 50c orange Provisional surcharge (Scott 185), on American Bank Note Company-printed basic stamp; wonderfully fresh and well-centered, with neat violet oval cancel, Very Fine, an exceptionally scarce issue, with nearly all of the 50c orange surcharges having been re-engraved and printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 9

Bolivia, ca. 1964, The Ill-fated 1200Bs President Paz Estenssoro issue, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine and well done.
Estimate $200 - 300

Sometime in 1964, President Estenssoro commissioned the National Printing factory in Madrid to print a stamp depicting himself, but when the supply arrived, Estenssoro had been overthrown and the Bolivian government decided to burn the entire holding of these unreleased items, though a very few survived the destruction. This slightly charred example remains as one of the few survivors
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Realized $1,000.
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Lot 10

Bolivia, 1930, 5c on 10c to 50c Graf Zeppelin issue, overprints inverted (Scott C11a-C16a), o.g., lovely group of five, the 50c with very slight color oxidizing, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, a scarce and attractive group, each signed.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Realized $650.
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