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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America

Costa Rica

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Lot 24
Costa Rica, ca. 1889-1903, Waterlow & Sons Specimen sheetlets of nine, wonderful and very scarce group of 11 items for #25 (2), 36, 39, 41-44, 50, 56 and J4; all in unissued colors, each stamp with "Specimen" overprint and security punch, without gum as issued, generally Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $850.
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Lot 25
Costa Rica, 1911, 2c on 10c blue, "Correos Dos centimos 2" Provisional surcharge on Telegraph (Scott 94), a lovely, nicely centered block cancelled by centrally struck c.d.s., nearly Very Fine, a rare multiple, each stamp pencil-signed "ROC".
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 26
Costa Rica, 1941, Soccer complete, full set of Specimens (Scott C57-C66), a superb, complete set of lower right corner margin blocks of four produced by the American Bank Note Company, showing hole punch and "Specimen" overprints; in addition to the set, we find a 30c block in unissued orange yellow color, plus 25c and 55c unissued values in green and blue, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, pristine and rare.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 27

Costa Rica, 1960, Pan-American Soccer Games (Scott C283-C288), imperforate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, pristine mint, Very Fine, very scarce varieties—much more so than the footnote-listed value would suggest.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $200.
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