Sale 744

Lot 387


Dominican Republic, The Big Papi Grand Slam Collection, 1866-1983, in a Scott Specialty album with dustcase; from an old-fashioned obsessive quality-conscious collector, basic collection is used (and 99% complete), including Back-of-the-Book and many souvenir sheets with genuine cancels and varieties; errors/rarities/specialty items generally mint (many never hinged); includes many better key items, such as used #5, 7, 9-11, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 28-31, 31 bisect on piece, 142, 156, etc.; specialty material includes (mint unless noted) essays for 1866 issue, with complete imperforate pane of 25 of Un Real black on dark blue paper; dozens of Spiro forgeries of the 1866-74 issues, many with fake imitation cancellations with some in mint blocks of four (or with fake cancels); many dozens of other forgeries, including uncut sheet of 50 of Media Real on greenish gray paper and another on salmon; Dominican Republic page (20 items, one missing) from the Fournier Album; dozens of philatelic fantasies, including blocks of falsely reported issues; #32-35 mint imperforate singles, pairs, with printing, paper and perforation varieties; 1880-83 issues, many dozens of plate, die, type, frame, printing, overprint, surcharge errors/varieties; #98-99 imperforate blocks of four, #98 trial color proof on cardboard and #96A-99A (perf 14); 1900 Hispañola Map issue with many varieties, including imperforates, imperforate-betweens, double perforations, plate proofs, color errors, inverted map, plates, dies, types, forgeries of perforated 11 and perforated 13 and two bogus cancellations; 1902 400th Anniversary of Santo Domingo issues with inverted centers, imperforate pairs both vertical and horizontal (including shade varieties); 1904-05 issues with inverted surchanrges/overprints and errors, and much, much more, overall Very Fine, postally used on many issues are difficult, and scarce items are—well—scarce.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Realized $4,250


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