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The Stan Cutler Collection of the Ryukyu Islands


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Lot 489

Provisional Postal Stationery. The extensive, virtually intact collection and duplicates in two 3-ring binders; more than 125 mostly mint items in all, with a wide variety of Towns and Districts represented; includes Postal Cards, Paid Reply Cards, Official Business Cards and Letter Sheets, a good number of which cost the owner as much as $200 or more; just a few better numbers included are PUA3-E (without validating handstamp), PVA3-E, PVA5, PVA5-A, PVA5-A7, PVA5B, PVA5-C4, PVA6, PVA6-A6, PVA13-D, PVA18-2, PVA22 (2, Nagatabashi & Nishiagina), PVA23-23D (collection of 19 mostly different), PVCM1, PVOA2, PVOO2B & C, PVXA2, PVXO2, etc., etc., etc. A truly marvelous lot and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $5,250.
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Lot 490

Postal History Collection, 1945-50. 36 covers and two documents, with nearly all of the value in 23 Stampless Airmail covers from the Provisional Period, 1946-49, all but one to Hawaii and all but one at the 13 yen rate; these include covers from (to Honolulu unless noted) Chatan (2, one to El Paso, Tex.) Ginowan, Gusikawa, Haneji, Henza (2), Kin (5, to Kahuku (2), Puunene, & Wainaku (2)), Kitanakagusuku, Maebaru, Naha (2), Sashiki (2, one 15 yen), Tomigusuku (2), Urasu (3 to Wailuku); the documents are a 1946 Postal Savings Withdrawal Form and a 1947 Family Re-registration document; additional covers are five U.S. A.P.O. covers from Ryukyus to the U.S., ca. 1945, and six stamped covers or postcards from the early 1950s. A rare opportunity to begin or add to a collection of Ryukyu postal history.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $4,750.
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Lot 491
Mint Dealer Stock, 1948-72, first & second printings for the first issue, shades, a study of the 50s second regular issue, second definitive issue, 27-28, 29, Flora & Fauna definitives, C2-C3 blocks, C4-C6, C8, C9-C13, E1 including blocks, tremendous dealer stock, please review, excellent value, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 492

First Day Cover Collection, 1948-72. Over 200 first day covers in two volumes, better includes 8-13, 14, 15, 18, 19-21, 22-26, 27-28, 29, 30, 36-38, 44-53, C1-C3, C4-C8, C9-C13, E1, with a few duplicates, a clean collection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 493
Almost Complete Mint Collection, 1948-72. Less #17, mounted on black stock pages, a clean mint lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 494

Small Miscellaneous Balance of Odds and Ends. Includes a mint sheet of the 1969 3¢ Toyama (192) with strong offset of the overprint on the back, five neatly flattened cigarette packs (all different brands) with tax stamps still attached; a small group of eight Series 100 B-Yen banknotes including three ¥20 and two ¥100, all uncirculated, but a ¥10 with a small stain; plus a few other oddities.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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