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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


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Lot 58
Guatemala, 1894, 10c on 75c carmine rose Provisional surcharge (Scott 54), beautiful, fresh color, nicely centered; lovely, clear violet cancels, Very Fine, an exceptional example.
Scott $900.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $750.
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Lot 59
Guatemala, 1948, Labor Issue, complete unexploded booklet, a lovely, complete example of this unpopular—and subsequently scarce—booklet, containing one pane of six Airmail stamps (Scott #C143), three panes of nine 3c regular postage (#317), plus two panes of nine 1c Postal Tax (#RA22); trivial cover bend of no consequence, Very Fine, a great example of Guatemala's first booklet.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 60
Guatemala, 1953, National Fair Airmails, highly specialized collection (Scott C188//C196), a marvelous holding of this interesting issue, comprising solely unlisted material (even in Sanabria!), including 1c proof on card in different colors, 1c issued value in an imperforate pair and block of four plus a single in issued color imperforate sheet, etc.; we also note a complete set of "SPECIMEN" overprints, two die proofs of the 65c Bicycle in unaccepted colors (incredibly rare, as only 3-4 of each exist), 4c value in imperforate blocks of six and nine (the latter the largest known multiple, with only 50 copies existing in total), two 30c horizontal strips of five imperforate vertically, two vertical 50c strips of five imperforate-between, plus a rare 5c die proof in issued color, etc., largely Very Fine, an incredible holding, most likely impossible to duplicate; see it all online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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