Sale 744



 
Lot 4



Bolivia, 1872 (Feb. 9), Folded letter sent from Mejillones to Valparaiso, Chile, lovely and superior quality folded letter, franked by two 5c black 1869 Postal-Fiscal stamps tied by neat blue Mejillones c.d.s., Very Fine+, an extremely rare franking—and a beauty.
Estimate $250 - 350.

Realized $2,040



 
Lot 5



Bolivia, 1893, Cover franked by 5c Postal-Fiscals, used Cochabamba to Santa Cruz, small, very neat cover, franked by bottom margin pair of 5c Fiscals with "PROVISORIO/1893" overprints printed sideways, with additional overprints in the margins, tied by violet Cochabamba, Bolivia, cancels, with c.d.s.-type cancel alongside, Very Fine, a splendid and exceptionally rare franking.
Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized $3,000



 
Lot 36



Dominican Republic, 1865, ½r black on pale green Coat-of-Arms, laid paper (Scott 3), a lovely and very attractive pair tied to small piece of blue entire by Santo Domingo Jan 29 66 c.d.s.; minor light horizontal crease of envelope fold in no way detracts, Very Fine, scarce.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized $2,400



 
Lot 44



Ecuador, 1868 (July 25), Superb 4r red Coat-of-Arms issue, on folded letter from Guayaquil to Lima (Scott 6), a choice example of this stamp, with large margins to just touching at upper right, tied by "FRANCA" diamond of dots cancel, with matching Guayaquil origin c.d.s. adjacent; reverse shows Lima Aug 1 1868 receiver; fresh, Very Fine, a remarkable item, and a scarce double rate example.
Estimate $600 - 800.

Realized $2,280



 
Lot 45



Ecuador, 1869 (June 8 dateline), 4r red Coat-of-Arms bisect, used Guayaquil to Lima (Scott 6d), choice folded letter franked by bisected 4r 1865 First Issue, tied by perfect strike of red lozenge dots cancel, while reverse shows blue Lima 16 JUN 1869 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, a beautiful and extremely rare usage.
Estimate $600 - 800.

Realized $1,920



 
Lot 61

Haiti, 1798 (Jan. 10), Headed autographed letter from General Toussaint L'Ouverture, letter (185 x 234 mm) with printed heading "Au Cap le 21 Nivos l'an sixième de la République française, une et indivisible. Toussaint Louverture, Général en chef de l'Armée de Saint-Domingue", written order concerning the transfer of a soldier in the artillery, signed "Toussaint L'ouverture", Fine state of conservation, rare surviving document from the most important personage of the Haitian Revolution against the French.
Estimate $800 - 1,000

François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture was born of African slave parents in Haiti and became a free man in 1777. In 1791, he joined the rebellion against the French and was made Commander-in-Chief of the Haitian insurgents. Although Saint-Domingue had become the most prosperous French slave colony during the late 18th century, it then was transformed into the first free colonial society to reject race as a social factor, with Toussaint L'Ouverture's push for independence in 1800. He was taken prisoner by the French in 1802, sent to France, and died there the following year. He is universally known as the "Father of Haiti".


Realized $3,600



 
Lot 216

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Honduras, 1925, Proof strike of "AERO CORREO" overprint on 1c Morazan Statue issue, a nicely centered example of this major Honduran Airmail rarity, T.C. Pound's Provisional Airmail—created April 29 in anticipation of the first Honduran Airmail flight on May 1; with original gum, though possessing some faults—notably a small pinhole and creasing, etc.—all of which are largely irrelevant as this represents one of only four examples of this proof extant, as noted in the accompanying 1980 Friedl Expert Committee certificate (though we could find just two prior examples recorded); this item is listed in the 1972 Sanabria catalogue as "#1" with a catalogue value—then—of $6,500, Very Fine.
Sanabria 1.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Without question, one of the rarest Airmail stamps in the world
.

Realized $3,900



 
Lot 237



Honduras, 1932, 15c on 10c blue, on horizontally overprinted "OFICIAL" stamp of 1921, full pane of 25, a remarkable, wonderfully fresh pane offerig full, clean original gum along with wonderfully fresh overall appearance; additionally, the second row of five shows the unrecorded variety with "1932" inverted; perforation separations along bottom row subsequent to the accompanying certificates, Fine to Very Fine and choice, with 1983 Friedl and Enzo Diena certificates.
Sanabria 117B.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

The only sheet extant, and one of the true showpiece items from a country that arguably boasts some of the world's premier Airmail items. The 1972 Sanabria catalogue values the sheet at $50,000, but that lofty figure does not include the five rare inverted "1932" errors, which undoubtedly are the only examples in existence.


Realized $4,800



 
Lot 274

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Peru, Postage Due, 1899, "Liberty", 10s dull violet (Scott J35), fresh with neat, unobtrusive datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a splendid example of one of Peru's great rarities.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $500 - 600.

Realized $2,520



 
Lot 340



Salvador, 1929, 20c deep green, red "Servicio Aéreo" overprint (Scott C1a), block of 4, a simply magnificent example of this classic Airmail rarity, fresh and nicely centered with full, clean o.g.; just a suggestion of a single tiny perforation tip thin at bottom mentioned solely for accuracy, Fine to Very Fine+, with 1956 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

A major Airmail rarity, with only 100 examples printed and only a couple multiples recorded
.

Realized $1,920










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