Sale 744

Lot 399


Guatemala, Enticing Collection of Imperforates, Proofs and Errors, sure, you've "got Guatemala"—but have you "got Guamelata"? With this lovely eight-page/16-side Ka-Be stockbook, you will, as it's filled with collateral material that is rarely offered; the book begins with a gorgeous foursome of ca. 1954 Indian with Bow & Arrow perforated Trial Color Proof sheetlets of one (two more are found later in the collection), and continues with every type of EFO you could want: Waterlow Specimen overprints on a double-perforated block of six #172; #258 and 302-303 overprinted Specimen with security punch; #325-329 imperforate pairs; #C511 imperforate left sheet margin pair (only 10 known); 1934 unissued Central America Conference imperforate trial colors (several noted as unlisted); #219-229 Waterlow Specimens in colors differing from the issued stamps, #410var with trial overprint in gold (only five or ten known); Essays, doubled overprints, color varieties, unissued items, die proofs including #205 in unissued vermilion and #C197 in brown carmine, even a near-complete set of Telegraphs including #12a; just a handful of used items, with all incredibly crisp and sound, Very Fine, who knew getting it wrong could look so right? Imaged in full online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized $2,600


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