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Lot 9287
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Switzerland, Geneva, 1850, "Vaud", 5c black & red (Scott 2L6), on a piece of cover cut exactly to stamp size, ample to large margins with full dividing line on three sides, cleat diamond grid cancel, appears to be Very Fine.
Michel 2. Zumstein 10; SFr 2,200 ($2,180). Scott $1,950 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $500.
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Lot 9288
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Switzerland, 1850, Orts-Post, 2½rp black & red, with frame around cross (Scott 1), type 1, four nicely balanced margins with a full dividing line at top, canceled light "P.P." and red crayon stroke; faint colorless scratch visible onlt under strong magnification or in fluid, Very Fine appearance.
Michel 5 I. Zumstein 13 I; SFr 1,800 ($1,780). Scott $1,500 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 9289
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Switzerland, 1850, Poste Locale, 2½rp black & red, with frame around cross (Scott 2), canceled neat blue "P.P." in circle, clear to large margins with dividing line visible at right and full at left, F.-V.F.
Michel 6 I. Zumstein 14 I; SFr 1,750 ($1,730). Scott $1,600 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $350.
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Lot 9290

Switzerland, 1850, Rayon I, 5rp dark blue, black & red, with frame around cross (Scott 5 var.), type 29 with 9 of 12 frame lines around cross, three good margins, just in at right; canceled light "P.P." on folded letter with a weak Altstaedten c.d.s.; letter datelined 9 Jan 1851, F.-V.F., with 1899 Marchand certificate.
Michel 7 I a. Zumstein 15 I.2.01; SFr 6,400 ($6,340). Scott $3,250 .
Suggested Bid $750
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Lot 9291

Switzerland, 1855, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 10rp milky blue, red silk thread (Scott 26), four nearly complete frame lines, just tied by one of two light Reconvillier c.d.s.s, 9 Aug 1857, on a pristine folded letter to Chaux-de-Fonds datelined Loveresse; backstamped Chaux-de-Fonds the next day, Very Fine.
Michel 14 II A yob. Zumstein 23Ca; SFr 450 ($450). Scott $425 .
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $80.
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Lot 9292

Switzerland, 1862-63, Sitting Helvetia, 1fr bronze (Scott 48), o.g., hinge remnant; slight oxidation, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel 27. Zumstein 35; SFr 1,750 ($1,730). Scott $1,550 .
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 9293
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Switzerland, 1881, Sitting Helvetia on granite paper, 40c gray (Scott 66), an exceptional used single, fresh and nicely centered with a clear Zurich-Aufgabe c.d.s., 13 Mar 1882, Very Fine, signed Zumstein "Zco", with their 1995 certificate.
Michel 42. Zumstein 50; SFr 4,200 ($4,160). Scott $3,875 .
Suggested Bid $750


A choice example of a very rare postally used 40r Seated Helvetia on granite paper
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Realized $425.
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Lot 9294
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Switzerland, 1881, Sitting Helvetia on granite paper, 1fr gold (Scott 68), canceled partial 1881 (LUG) as normal c.d.s., exceptionally fresh and bright, Very Fine.
Michel 44. Zumstein 52; SFr 1,400 ($1,390). Scott $1,400 .
Suggested Bid $400
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Lot 9295
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Switzerland, 1945, PAX, 5c-10fr complete (Scott 293-305), without the 5c semi-postal, a choice used set, Very Fine.
Michel 447-459. Zumstein 262-274; SFr 950 ($940). Scott $806 .
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 9296

Switzerland, 1912, Pro Juventute Forerunners, 10rp red brown & 10cts green, each tied on a postcard; the 10rp on a 1913 National Fête card canceled Fraubrunnen, Mar 1914, unmailed; the 10cts on a picture postcard to Geneva, canceled Hergiswil, 29 Dec 1912, Very Fine.
Zumstein WI/ I-II. Zumstein SFr 1,300 ($1,290) .
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 9297
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Switzerland, 1915, Pro Juventute, 5c Appenzell Boy, tête-bêche pair (Scott B2a), canceled neat Rütli c.d.s., 8 Dec 1915, bright and fresh, F.-V.F., exceedingly rare in used condition, with 2000 Renggli and undated Marchand certificates, the latter (unnecessarily) noting "bottom perforations slightly close".
Michel 128. Zumstein K11; SFr 1,500 ($1,490). Scott $1,400 .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $150.
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