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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


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Lot 497
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Latin America, Nicaragua & Peru, "Can You Say 'Varieties'?" Assembly, fascinating old-time specialist's selection of hundreds of items, strongest in Nicaragua, nearly all varieties from the early issues to about 1930; we note scores of overprint and surcharge types with doubles, triples, inverted, etc., plus Sanabria-listed Airmails, early classic reprint issues from Peru, plus a small sprinkling of Panama classics as well; a super lot with strong appeal, Fine to Very Fine or better, see it in full online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 498
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Latin America, Wonderful Balance Lot, very diverse and interesting holding; strong in Peru, with lovely classics showing cancels, etc., plus extensive Revenues, some British fore-runners, Official labels, etc.; we also note an excellent old-time Uruguay collection on pages, with lots of proofs, trial colors, unaccepted designs and the like, plus offerings of Honduras, Guatemala (with strong Revenues), an Ecuador sheet file, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, excellent mix.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 499
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Spanish West Indies, Latin America, The Rum and Coca-Cola Spanish West Indies Collection, 1855-1962, in a Scott Specialty album with dustcase, mainly used; highlights include (used unless noted) Puerto Rico about two dozen different classic stamps, #133 Very Fine with c.d.s.; complete never hinged 1938 Airmail Semi-Postal issue (Storer #650-656), with a few Revenues; Cuba #1-4, 6, 11, 41, 46-57, 105, 121, 171-175, with overprint varieties and shifted surcharges on 1883 issue, #253-262, 1938 unauthorized Columbus commemorative issue never hinged set of eight, #C18-C21, C24-C29, C33 souvenir sheet; extremely extensive pre-Castro stamps about 98% complete, plus Fiscals, Telegraphs, Special Delivery, Officials, Newspapers, Postal Tax and Postage Dues, as well as some interesting printer's waste from early Telegraph stamps, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 500
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Latin America, Substantial Collections of Costa Rica and Dominican Republic Revenues, two lovely collections, each with approximately a few hundred or so items, individually assembled and housed in a pair of stockbooks; Costa Rica features Hospital stamps, Lawyer issues, Forensic, Police and Archive stamps, etc., with coverage mostly from the 'teens on, while Dominican Republic includes Tobacco, Power of Attorney, Consular issues, etc., Fine to Very Fine, interesting lot of rarely encountered material.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 501
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Latin America, Classics Compilation, arranged on a dozen stockpages, a wealth of early issues, proofs, imperforates, Revenues and more; note nice early Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Venezuela; Venezuelan and Argentinian States, cut squares, etc.; note Venezuela #77 bisect tied on piece (return address, interestingly, partly in Arabic!), Carupano #2 mint, nice selection of Guayana and Matarin issues, various Chile Airs in blocks, an early Argentine essay, Buenos Aires Latour reprints plus plate proofs (#9, 10) ex Liechtenstein, several Corrientes items, an Argentine 19th century 6r essay used, Peru #18 with British barred oval cancel plus other early Peru used (nice cancels!), various Official Seals, and much, much more; the occasional fault, but generally clean and sound, Fine to Very Fine with better, a lovely old-time holding in need of some TLC; imaged in full online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 502

Latin America, Magnificent Mixed Bag of Varieties, 96 individual dealer pages, nearly all fully annotated, some with multiple items, all gloriously fresh and intriguing; this is the sideline material you never see: proofs, essays, unissued items; imperforates, part-perforates, double perforations; color shifts, overprints inverted, printings on gum side, etc., etc.; loads of Topical material that will fill out the finest collections; among the highlights are Uruguay #1576 printed on gum side (only two known to exist), Honduras #C1004 uncut printer's proof sheetlet of four; blocks and larger multiples of Honduras Red Cross showing their heart isn't always in the right place; Venezuela 1995 Papal Visit sheetlet without gold lettering; numerous Venezuela miniature sheets imperforate and Colombia imperforate pairs (including #537a used on cover); Brazil unissued Rotary issue essays in blocks of four; Panama #344 plate proofs on heavy carton in gutter strips of four (vignette and frame separately); simply gorgeous Uruguay imperforate proofs and Waterlow proofs, and much, much more, including solid modern imperforates, Very Fine, a fun and attractive lot; see it all online.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $850.
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