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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


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Lot 11
Brazil, 1890-91, Spectacular specialized Southern Cross collection (Scott 99-108a), lovingly mounted on homemade pages, with duplicates housed in a Lighthouse stockbook, this is the most comprehensive such collection you're likely to find; each issue identified by Scott, with printing, plate and perforation varieties further noted by Meyer; offers a rainbow of shades, some quite striking, and enough cancel types and locations to make the most jaded strike hunter downright giddy; among the stamps, we note the 20r (Meyer #70A) in blocks of four and six mint; a strip of three 50r used, the right two stamps imperforate-between; an unissued 100r mint (Meyer #72D); a mint 100r with double transfer at top; mint blocks of four of the 50r, 500r (Scott #105 and 106), 700r (#107a), and 1000r (#108a); among the cancels are c.d.s.'s, numerous railroad types, colored, unrecorded Surubim and Santo Antonio da Cachoeira French types (one each), City Posts ("Posta-Urbana" and "Correo Urbano"), a striking seal cancel, fancies, Late Posting, "Avulsa", manuscripts, etc., etc., etc.; the very occasional fault, but you'll hardly notice, Very Fine overall, the girl from Ipanema has nothing on this beauty; see it in all its glory online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 12
Brazil, 1890, Southern Cross, enticing compilation (Scott 99-108), over 350 items—including pairs, strips, etc.—neatly arranged on attractive homemade pages; collection comprises each of the values in the set, with multiple shade and perforation varieties, a solid array of cancel locations and types, paper shades, etc.; note town postmarks, railway (Ambulante) markings, various boxed straightlines, numerous used pairs (plus a used strip of three of the 200r value); mint 20r pair and strips of three (2), plus block of four of the 700r chestnut brown, and much more besides, generally Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely study of this iconic issue; see it all online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 13

Brazil, 1890-99, Sensational selection of Southern Cross usages (Scott 99//158), 30 covers or stationery items, all franked by this iconic Brazilian issue; we note single and mixed frankings, postal cards and stationery uprated, multi-value frankings, etc.; destinations are mainly to Germany, but domestic usages are also present, as are destinations such as Hungary, Nova Scotia, France, UK, US, Portugal—even Reval, Russia (!); among the original issue we find the 20r, 50r, 100r, 200r, 300r and 700r values, as well as a 500r bisect used in conjunction with a 50r on a local Rio cover; the Provisional issues include 100r on 50r, 300r on 200r, 700r on 500r, 1000r on 700r chocolate, 2000r on 1000r, plus a 50r on 20r used, with others, alongside a Provisional 700r Newspaper stamp; many Registered covers, several with additional "AR" handstamps; generally fresh, with a range of cancels and markings to please the most ardent cover lover, Very Fine, a remarkable holding; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 14

Brazil, 1931-34, 10r//1000r "Aviation" and "Mercury" definitives, vertical imperf pairs (Scott 326//340), a splendid and exceptional scarce group (comprising Scott #326, 330, 332, 335-337 & 339-340; RHM #275, 279-280, 284-286 & 288-289), all on Scott watermark 222 paper, o.g., never hinged, generally Very Fine, fresh and sound.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 15

Brazil, 1934-36, 10000r claret "Education", thick laid paper, imperf-between (Scott 406 var), in a right margin vertical pair; pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an eye-catching, very scarce variety.
Estimate $200 - 250.
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Lot 16

Brazil, 1935-46, Outstanding selection of imperforate pairs, wonderful, generally clean assemblage of 22 items, all listed in the RHM catalogue, including better like Scott #408, 411, 420, 428, 450, 451, 476, 495, 499, 500 (two pairs), 502, 511, 615, 650, C31, C77 (strip of three), etc.; a fresh, super lot of seldom-offered material, mostly Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 17

Brazil, 1935, 3004 Child's Day, imperf vertical pairs (Scott 414-417), o.g., never hinged, RHM #95-98SD; fresh; the occasional very trivial gum discoloration spot, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 18
Brazil, 1938, Rowland Hill miniature sheet, proof (Scott 465), beautiful uncut horizontal pair of proof sheets, unwatermarked on buff paper; the perforations on the left sheet are inverted, giving rise to an imperforate-between pair in the lower center, Very Fine, an unusual, rare item.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 19

Brazil, 1943, 1.20cr gray blue President Morinigo Visit (Scott C48 var), a stunning, eye-catching upper left corner margin block of 12 yielding six horizontal pairs imperforate between; Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sanabria 78b.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 20

Brazil, 1943, 1.20cr rose & lilac rose Lawyers' Conference, specialized group (Scott C54), wonderful specialist's holding comprising four different-color unfinished trial color proofs, three pristine vertical pairs imperforate-between (each never hinged, signed and positioned—with only 22 such pairs extant); two unfinished imperforate blocks of four and a pair; and imperforate block of four and pair, each with red printing omitted; plus two double-impression examples, generally Very Fine, an exceptionally scarce group.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 21
Brazil, 1945, 1.20cr & 5cr Baron of Rio Branco, without watermark (Scott C62-C63), each value a right margin block of four, fresh and without gum as always, with sheet position for each stamp noted on reverse, Very Fine, see footnote in Scott following the issue listing, rare specialist items.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 22

Brazil, 1894, Wonderful Set of Eight State of Sergipe Revenues, blocks of 4, comprising 1R, 50R, 100R, 200R, 400R, 500R, 5,000R and 10,000R values in issued colors; delightfully crisp and fresh, picturing a native alongside a hot air balloon, all marginal with each stamp bearing the Waterlow file copy security punch, o.g., Very Fine, issued stamps are very rare.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,600.
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