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Lot 331

Samoa, 1914, Overprinted Postal Fiscals, 10s red brown & £1 rose (Scott 24-25), each used on a separate registered cover from Apia to Cincinnati, OH: the 10s via Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle on Sep 17, 1915, with two 6d Edward VII Admirals; the £1 via San Francisco on Jan 20, 1919, with a 2½d George V; the £1 cover has a small tear at the bottom edge, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. Quite rare, despite their obvious philatelic origin.
SG 125-126.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 332
Samoa, 1935, "WESTERN SAMOA." on New Zealand 2s6d-£5 Postal Fiscals (Scott 175-180), 5s and 10s right margin singles, o.g., with an amazingly never hinged £5 value—with top margin at that, looking like they came off the press yesterday, Very Fine, with a couple as close to perfect as you can get.
SG 189/94; £546 ($710).
Scott $607+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 333
Samoa, 1940, Samoan Chief, 3d on 1½d brown, surcharge omitted (Scott 185 var), from the printers' archives, as the "regular" stamp was never issued without the surcharge, unused without gum, but also no trace of ever having been hinged, perfectly centered and incredibly fresh, Very Fine, a real beauty, only one proof sheet exists.
SG 199 var; £200 ($260).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 334
Samoa, 1945-50, overprinted New Zealand Postal-Fiscals, 2s6d to £5 complete (Scott 195-202), the 2s6d and 30s position pieces, o.g., with all but the two low values (Scott #195-196) never hinged, a beautiful set, as fresh as they come, Very Fine.
SG 207-214; £1,305 ($1,700).
Scott $1,314.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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