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Albania
 
 
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Lot 1303

Albania, The Tirana Treasure Dealer's Stock, 1922-82. A sensational, secreted-away selection ideal for dealers and Topicalists; all items are neatly and cleanly arranged in glassines, fully identified by Michel number in blue on front and quantity on reverse; starts with several sets from the 1922-24/25 period, but the majority are 1953-67 and 1973-82, with many extended complete runs present, both of individual stamps and sets and of souvenir sheets; most items present as strips or blocks (some positional), making for quick and easy separation into sets; this stock is the freshest you'll find, the original holder obviously a person who liked organization and careful handling; much in quantities of 50 or 100, with quantities reaching 850 for the 1964 Lunar Phases souvenir sheets; in addition, the lot includes two sheet files filled with rare errors ("unique", per the consignor's notes) of the 1962 Gagarin/Vostok I issue, in sheets, with "Airmail" overprints missing, doubled, in black (Michel #647b-649b (€100 per stamp), rather than normal purple), etc.—all with official seal in blue in corner on gum side; the owner's complete inventory, with value of €987,000 for just the sovenir sheets, without any premium what-so-ever for theerror sheets (or $1,900,000 including error sheets) is included and available in our online listing, Very Fine, a remarkable holding, the likes of which will not be seen again anytime soon, tremendous internet/retail sale potential.
Michel €1,500,000 ++ ($1,681,500).
Estimate $100,000 - 150,000.
Current Bid$50,000
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Lot 1304
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Albania, The Illyrian Collection, 1931-75. Lovingly arranged on pages removed from a stockbook, this collections ranges from the handstamped issues of newly independent Albania to the Communist-era issues; overall clean, sound and highly complete, with a nice mix of mint and used, perf and imperf issues; several items of dubious authenticity included but not counted in our catalogue value; a number of mid-period issues parallel mint and used, making for a nice continuing cancellation study as well; Airs and Dues included, Fine to Very Fine with better, material not often encountered this nice.
Scott $4,000 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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