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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


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Lot 397

Guatemala, Nice postal history selection, attractive group of 15 diverse items, including a few nice 1940s-51 bisect usages, a superb 1899 Registered cover to London bearing all 11 values of the 1898 surcharge issue (#75-79, 80-85), etc.; a nice group to dress up the old collection, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 398

Guatemala, Specialized Ambulante Railway Covers, lovely, extremely well-annotated and presented selected-for-interest group of approximately 31 mounted covers displaying a plethora of Ambulante-Railway usages; begins with an exceptional Official stampless 1895 cover from Coban to Guatemala City via the Ferro-Carril Verapaz line, and continues on to include an 1890 postal card usage, San Jose to Guatemala City with postal Ambulante F.C.C. cancel, plus various other nice 19th century usages, quite a few bisect usages, along with a great variety of other Ambulante markings; a wonderful collection not easily duplicated—a specialist's delight, Fine to Very Fine, see it all online.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 399
Guatemala, Enticing Collection of Imperforates, Proofs and Errors, sure, you've "got Guatemala"—but have you "got Guamelata"? With this lovely eight-page/16-side Ka-Be stockbook, you will, as it's filled with collateral material that is rarely offered; the book begins with a gorgeous foursome of ca. 1954 Indian with Bow & Arrow perforated Trial Color Proof sheetlets of one (two more are found later in the collection), and continues with every type of EFO you could want: Waterlow Specimen overprints on a double-perforated block of six #172; #258 and 302-303 overprinted Specimen with security punch; #325-329 imperforate pairs; #C511 imperforate left sheet margin pair (only 10 known); 1934 unissued Central America Conference imperforate trial colors (several noted as unlisted); #219-229 Waterlow Specimens in colors differing from the issued stamps, #410var with trial overprint in gold (only five or ten known); Essays, doubled overprints, color varieties, unissued items, die proofs including #205 in unissued vermilion and #C197 in brown carmine, even a near-complete set of Telegraphs including #12a; just a handful of used items, with all incredibly crisp and sound, Very Fine, who knew getting it wrong could look so right? Imaged in full online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 400
Guatemala, The Querulous Quetzal Collection, 1871-1983, in Scott Specialty album with dustcase, from an old-fashioned obsessive quality-conscious collector, postally used, about 99% complete, with many beautiful cancellations, including used #3-4, 5-6 (with superb c.d.s.); 7-10, 11-14, 15-16, 17-20, 31-41, 60-73, 99-107, 136-138, 264-272, 280-291, C80-C91, etc.; includes some nice varieties/errors, such as mint #5 with broken frame at bottom (plate variety), 56-56a pair and 57a-57 surcharge errors, 124a used and 134b used inverted surcharges; 307a vertical pair imperforate at top margin, many souvenir sheets; with extensive Back-of-the-Book and some postal usages of bisects on piece, overall Very Fine, with stunning classics.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 401

Guatemala, Excellent Collection of Overprint and Surcharge Varieties, 1886-1928, a lovely and very unusual holding, comprising an old-time mounted collection on album pages of surcharge varieties with multiples, plus a super offering of earlier types on a small group of stockcards; a quick perusal shows #85a, 108a-108b, 110a, 111a-111b, 112a-112b, 133a (4), 134a-134b, 147a-147b, 151 block of 12, six stamps without surcharge; #151b block of four, 155-157, a plethora of surreptitious varieties, etc., Fine to Very Fine, wonderful specialist's group; imaged in full online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $750.
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Lot 402
Guatemala, Potpourri of Die Proofs, ca. 1890, lovely selection of a dozen different die proofs, including completed examples in different colors, vignettes, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a scarce group of unadopted material.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $375.
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