Sale 744

Lot 368


Chile, The San Martin Collection, 1853-1982, in two Scott Specialty albums, each with dustcase, from an old-fashioned obsessive quality-conscious collector, postally used collection, with some specialty items mint (mainly never hinged); includes used #2, 8-10, 12, 14, 83-99, C1-C5, O5-O7, O9, O11-O12; with 29 forgeries of 1855-65 issues and nine forgeries/counterfeits of 1867 issues; issues from 1911-50s collected by paper, shade and watermark varieties; #50a (inverted surcharge) o.g.; #79 variety (Socopo #67e) mint pair, one stamp with normal overprint and one with overprint error; 1910 5c Battle of Maipu with overprint tied to large piece with "S.M.D.P SELKIRK" ship cancel and violet handstamp cachet; #B1 canceled on Easter Island cover; 1925 Airmail "PRO-RAZA" proof without denomination o.g.; #J48-J58 in sheet of 150 never hinged, first printing, with all 11 values and many various se-tenants; #O5 double overprint mint; Back-of-the-Book also includes Telegraphs, Postal-Fiscals and Official Seals (Yvert #7, 7a, 7b mint); 1942 University of Chile Centenary special black print imperforate souvenir sheet mint (only 60 exist, per Michel); scarce 1956 #299/C190-C191 imperforate souvenir sheets never hinged; scarce 1956 (used) and 1958 (never hinged) Airmail souvenir sheets; very scarce 1960 World Refugee Year special souvenir sheet used on large commemorative cover; and dozens of other never hinged imperforate souvenir sheets, special printings, etc., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized $2,600


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