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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


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Lot 493

Venezuela, Wide-ranging Postal History Selection, nice selection of 19 items, most selected for interest, including a 1918 Censored cover franked by bisect of 25c (#263) on a "turned" cover (!); a rare 1865 folded letter franked by 2r green Eagle bisect (#14c); a lovely 1867 outer folded letter with 1r vermilion bisect usage (#20a); a rare 1893 cover with 50c Bolivar bisect used to New York, etc.; lovely group with some real winners here, Fine to Very Fine, see the entire holding online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 494
Venezuela, Venerable Volume of Varieties, 1926-88, 51 sides of dealer pages in a slipcased binder, offering a wide range of seldom seen material; starts with a pair of #267a se-tenant with 267 (one stamp without surcharge), #381 with "Resellado/1943" overprint inverted, #C69a in vertical corner strip of four (3 normal, with APS certificate), #C189-C197 in never hinged blocks of four; two proofs of #C335, one with value tablet blank, one filled; #864 with double print of black, #1178 block of four with red omitted, #1339 with "lake" in Sahara plate flaw, plus a wealth of 1986-88 miniature sheets perforated and imperforate, a few imperforates duplicated, etc., etc.; clean and fresh throughout, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Very Fine, a one-of-a-kind group; see it in full online.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $750.
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Lot 495
Venezuela, Fascinating Specialist's Holding of Modern Errors and Imperforates, ca. 1988-96, a most unusual holding, consisting nearly entirely of the sheetlets of ten that characterize this period, most being imperforate printer's proof sheets, with each value showing different marginal text; nearly all of these exist in very limited quantities, with Scott numbers included for these imperforate sheets show #1426, 1433-1434 (2), 1445, 1447-1448, 1449, 1450-1451 (2), 1468, 1471 WWF sheets (2), 1472 (2), 1473 (2), 1476 (2), 1477 (2), 1513, 1518 (2), 1527, 1530 (2), 1532, 1537 (2), 1544 (2), 1546 (2), etc.; additionally, we find numerous of the perforated issued sheets in part-perforated format, etc., o.g., never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine, a great holding of modern rarities for sure; check them all out on our website.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $850.
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Lot 496
Venezuela, The Venezuelan Vortex Collection, 1859-1982, in Scott Specialty album with dustcase, from an old-fashioned obsessive quality-conscious collector, postally used, about 99% complete, with many beautiful cancellations; includes (used unless noted) #1-3, 7, 18-19, 22-26, 27-31, five different sheets of 25 Spiro forgeries of 1865-67 Arms issue, 32-33, 35, 45-47, 55 (with La Guaira postal cancel), 58-65, 68-72, 93 (with Aracas postal cancel), 100-102, 140, with forgeries and reprints of 1896 Map issue; 1900-04 issue overprint varieties including inverts; #259-268 and 269-285 (both with perforation varieties), 287c mint, 292-304, 315 never hinged gutter block of four, 321-324, 325-342, 388 souvenir sheet imperforate vertically between stamps, #C17-C40, C41-C46, C66-C78, C79-C113; Postal-Fiscals; scarce Carupano Port stamps #1-6 and #7-13 postally used (from Bruce Ball); rare Guayana Locals #11-15 postally used (signed Alex Rendon; unpriced in Scott but noted "postally used examples are very scarce"); includes all of the 1951-52 Arms and Maps issues, overall Very Fine, throw out the catalogue values when looking for postally used.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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