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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


Dominican Republic




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Lot 383

Dominican Republic, Terrific, Varied Selection of Postal History, fantastic specialist's accumulation of perhaps a few hundred items, with best strength in material from the very early 20th century to the 1930s; we note a fine array of 1920s to mid-'30s Airmail covers, strong Arms issue-franked covers along with their subsequent overprinted issues, excellent early 20th century picture post cards, paquebot covers, censored mail, town cancels and destinations, Registry A.R. examples, you name it, Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful lot for the trader or to enhance an existing collection.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 384

Dominican Republic, Fantastic Selection of Imperforates, ca. 1979-91, a superb, occasionally very lightly duplicated selection representing over 40 different issues, nearly all with strong thematic appeal, occasionally offered as marginal singles though with the vast majority in pairs or blocks of four; a sampling of Scott numbers featured includes #817, 818-819, 820-821, 822, 835, 858-863, 951-954, 1050, 1051-1059, 1060, 1063, 1064, 1067-1070, 1071-1074, 1075-1077, 1078-1079, 1090-1093, 1096-1099, C300, C301-C303, C304, C314-C317, C321-C322, and others, routinely Very Fine, a superb holding of seldom-offered material.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 385
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Dominican Republic, Specialist's Exceptional Accumulation of This and That, a wonderful—and equally fascinating—selection of the unusual and esoteric, including rare #1-3 Schroder collotype forgeries which were produced in die proof format; several lovely, high quality Fournier imitations of the gold 1p value of the 1880 issue, plus a selection of various additional reference items; four unadopted essays on different-colored papers for the 1864-74 Arms issues; proofs for the 1879 Arms issue; various varieties of the 1883 New Currency network-overprinted issues including a rare example of #86 used; reference copies (well-executed) for the 1900 Map issue; imperforate proofs of the 1950 Dr. Finlay & Mosquito issue in unfinished and finished designs; #310-322 used; modern imperforate pairs (only 25 pairs exist) of #822, C304; plus imperforate-betweens, lots of Olympic issue sets and souvenir sheets with overprint varieties and Specimens, etc., Fine to Very Fine, excellent lot; imaged in full online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 386
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Dominican Republic, The Dominican Dandy Collection of Proofs, Imperfs and More, 1880-1982, in a Scott Specialty album with dustcase; you will be a real philatelic Beau Brummel with all this amazing specialized material; beginning with color proofs of the 1880 issue in singles, strips of five and sheetlets of 25, on wove, laid, pelure and thick opaque paper as well as proof sheets of five or six of the 5c-45c values on different papers; numerous handstamped Specimens from the British Postal Archives, including 1901 Coat-of-Arms issue with violet center, 1906 Coat-of-Arms, 1914 Duarte Centenary (#186-193), "1915" overprints on eight original values; 1c, 2c, 10-50c and 1p values from 1924-27 Coat-of-Arms (10¢ is Type II), 1932 issues (#265B-265E), and 1933 (#266-276) never hinged; Muestra overprints apparently never hinged on #285-298, #299-303, #379-388, #391-396, #G1-G5, G8, G10 and #J14-J19; 1932 issues on two scarce commerical covers to Germany; continues with impressive Red Cross specialized material such as stamps/labels in complete panes of 25, 1c and 2c stamps un-overprinted, and #C329 and C330 compound progressive color proof half-sheets; numerous Revenues in blocks of 25 (with different constant plate position Types); also #C57-C61 never hinged corner margin imperforate pairs signed Kessler, Sanabria #218b and JFK Sanabria #227a; multitudinous varieties of items through 1982, including tête-bêches, double perforations, imperforate pairs and blocks, plate positions, imperforate-between pairs, die varieties, overprints omitted, doluble prints, etc.; also with Telegraph and Revenue stamps as well as unfolded pictorial Air Letter sheets; a stunning centerpiece is #RAC4b and RAC4c (Sanabria #13d) blocks of four with scarce inverted surcharges including a tête-bêche pair (one of only three such pairs in existence), Very Fine, needless to say, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 387
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Dominican Republic, The Big Papi Grand Slam Collection, 1866-1983, in a Scott Specialty album with dustcase; from an old-fashioned obsessive quality-conscious collector, basic collection is used (and 99% complete), including Back-of-the-Book and many souvenir sheets with genuine cancels and varieties; errors/rarities/specialty items generally mint (many never hinged); includes many better key items, such as used #5, 7, 9-11, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 28-31, 31 bisect on piece, 142, 156, etc.; specialty material includes (mint unless noted) essays for 1866 issue, with complete imperforate pane of 25 of Un Real black on dark blue paper; dozens of Spiro forgeries of the 1866-74 issues, many with fake imitation cancellations with some in mint blocks of four (or with fake cancels); many dozens of other forgeries, including uncut sheet of 50 of Media Real on greenish gray paper and another on salmon; Dominican Republic page (20 items, one missing) from the Fournier Album; dozens of philatelic fantasies, including blocks of falsely reported issues; #32-35 mint imperforate singles, pairs, with printing, paper and perforation varieties; 1880-83 issues, many dozens of plate, die, type, frame, printing, overprint, surcharge errors/varieties; #98-99 imperforate blocks of four, #98 trial color proof on cardboard and #96A-99A (perf 14); 1900 Hispañola Map issue with many varieties, including imperforates, imperforate-betweens, double perforations, plate proofs, color errors, inverted map, plates, dies, types, forgeries of perforated 11 and perforated 13 and two bogus cancellations; 1902 400th Anniversary of Santo Domingo issues with inverted centers, imperforate pairs both vertical and horizontal (including shade varieties); 1904-05 issues with inverted surchanrges/overprints and errors, and much, much more, overall Very Fine, postally used on many issues are difficult, and scarce items are—well—scarce.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 388
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Dominican Republic, Wide-Ranging Stock Selection, 1879-1983, mostly used in two stockbooks, the first dedicated to regular issues starting with 1879 1r and Airs, Special Delivery, etc.; the second to rarely seen Revenues; material neatly arranged, with shades and paper varieties, an inverted overprint or two, an imperforate set of #474-478, and more to be found with duplication, if present, light but useful; gum ranges from none at all to never hinged; the Revenues are particularly enticing, with shades, pairs and blocks, and a slew of cancels; generally fresh and sound; a great holding on which to build, or a nice addition to your stock, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 389
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Dominican Republic, Extensive Collection of Varieties and Proofs, 1920-79, slipcased counterbook-sized binder with 57 sides of Republica Dominicana miscellanea; starts off with the sole cover included, a West Indian Aerial Express First Flight Cover with franking including the tough #E3a, followed by a rare block of nine #E5, and then into the imperforates, trial proofs, color errors, etc.; note #474-478 bottom margin singles with only engraved design, plus color trial of #475 with engraving in black (only 125 known); left margin imperforate pair #558; #C118-119 imperforate upper right corner margin blocks of four; #CB26 with surcharge doubled; #C179 pair imperforate horizontally (25 pairs known), numerous progressive proofs, and much, much more; rich in Topical interest, a magnificent find for dealer and collector alike, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Very Fine, the DR is in.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $700.
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