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Lot 514
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Switzerland, Zürich, 1850, "Wintherthur", 2½rp black & red (Scott 1L5), exceptionally fresh with a lightly struck black and fancy red dividing lines visible on all four sides, Very Fine, signed Oliva and Sorani, with 2019 Sorani and 2015 SBPV certificates.
Michel 4. Zumstein 12; SFr 4,200 ($4,140).
Scott $4,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 515

Switzerland, Geneva, 1847, Large Eagle, 5c black on yellow green (Scott 2L3), o.g., minor hinge remnant, exceptionally fresh with four nice margins, Very Fine, rarely seen with original gum, signed Köhler and Sismondo, with the latter's 2016 certificate.
Michel 4. Zumstein 6; SFr 2,800 ($2,760).
Scott $2,350.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $650.
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Lot 516

Switzerland, Geneva, 1847, Large Eagle, 5c black on yellow green (Scott 2L3), four margins, though a bit close at right, tied by red rosette on a clean cover front from Geneva to Carouge with red Geneva c.d.s., 3 Jun 1848; cover with small internal tear at right not affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine, Scott's value for a full cover is $3,750, Zumstein's CHF4300, signed Filpius, with his 1949 certificate.
Zumstein 6; SFr 2,200+ ($2,170).
Scott $2,000+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 517
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Switzerland, Basel, 1845, Dove, 2½rp plate proof in black, crimson & green (Scott 3L1 footnote), ungummed, position 29 from the sheet of 40, three nice margins, close but clear at right, Fine to Very Fine, ex Walske, with 1991 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Michel 1. Zumstein 8I; SFr 7,500 ($7,390).
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800

An excellent example of this rare proof and a more affordable way to fill this difficult space in your album.

Realized $1,200.
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Lot 518
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Switzerland, 1850, Orts-Post, 2½rp black & red, without frame around cross (Scott 3), position 33, neat blue lozenge cancel, ample to large margins with full dividing line at right, Fine to Very Fine, signed A. Diena and Richter, with 1974 Diena certificate.
Michel 5 II. Zumstein 13 II; SFr 3,500 ($3,450).
Scott $2,950.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $550.
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Lot 519
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Switzerland, 1850, Orts-Post, 2½rp black & red, without frame around cross (Scott 3), large margins to just cut to frame line at right, Fine, signed Bloch.
Michel 5 II. Zumstein 13 II; SFr 3,500 ($3,450).
Scott $2,950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 520
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Switzerland, 1852, Rayon III, 15rp vermilion, small numerals (Scott 11), position 10, four margins with dividing line visible at top and full at bottom, black lozenge cancel, Very Fine, signed Caffaz and A. Diena, with 1999 Caffaz certificate.
Michel 10. Zumstein 18; SFr 800 ($790).
Scott $775.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 521
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Switzerland, 1855, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 1fr lavender, black silk threads (Scott 30), a lovely used example with four full frame lines and a lightly struck Basel c.d.s., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, signed Sorani, with his 1990 certificate.
Michel 18 II A ys. Zumstein 27C; SFr 1,300 ($1,280).
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 522

Switzerland, 1862-63, Sitting Helvetia, 10c blue (Scott 44), an extraordinary mint block of 4, o.g., remarkably fresh and virtually perfectly centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a super rare multiple of a very scarce stamp, signed Franx and Hofmann, with 2016 U. Hermann certificate.
Michel 23. Zumstein 31; SFr 3,600 ($3,550).
Scott $2,800 ++.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 523
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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 ($4,140).
Scott $3,875.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800

A choice example of a very rare postally used 40r Seated Helvetia on granite paper
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Lot 524
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Switzerland, 1881, Sitting Helvetia on granite paper, 1fr gold (Scott 68), canceled light Geneva c.d.s., 12 Apr 1882, Fine to Very Fine, signed Thier, with 1994 Guinand certificate.
Michel 44. Zumstein 52; SFr 1,400 ($1,380).
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 525
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Switzerland, 1882, Numeral on white paper, 2c-15c complete (Scott 77-81), a fresh, neatly canceled used set, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 45-49. Zumstein 53-57; SFr 1,165 ($1,150).
Scott $1,020.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 526
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Switzerland, 1888, Standing Helvetia, 40c gray, perf 9½ (Scott 91), wide control mark, canceled Zurich-Aufgabe c.d.s., 20 Mar 1889, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 BPS Basel certificate.
Michel 61 X B. Zumstein 69B; SFr 900 ($890).
Scott $925.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 527
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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, Fine to Very Fine, 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 ($1,480).
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 528
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Switzerland, 1944, Olympics, 30c Apollo, right eye retouched (Scott B173 var.), canceled partial Basel c.d.s., Extremely Fine, a rare and quite striking variety, adding an iris to the right eye of the statue of Apollo, signed Liniger, with 2019 BPS Basel and 1984 Liniger certificates.
Zumstein 261w.3.01; SFr 2,000 ($1,970).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 529
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Switzerland, Airmail, 1936, 40c on 90c Disarmament Conference (Scott C25a), canceled partial Zurich c.d.s., bright and fresh; small, light crease at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2016 BPS Basel certificate.
Michel 293a. Zumstein F/24a; SFr 950 ($940).
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 530

Switzerland, Telegraph, 1868, 3fr gold & lilac red, o.g., exceptionally well centered with full gold color, Very Fine, a rare stamp.
Michel T 4; €1,300 ($1,460).
Estimate $300 - 400.
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