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Switzerland




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Lot 167
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Switzerland, Meticulous Mint Collection, 1862-1986. In three slipcased Lighthouse hingeless albums, a collection built with an eye to quality; starts with a nice array of Seated Helvetias, including #41, a near-perfectly centered #47 (!), #61a and 67b (the latter no gum); nice Numerals, Standing Helvetias (many with exquisite centering), near-complete 1900 UPU sets including #103 with 1985 PF certificate (tiny thins); regular issues virtually complete from 1907, including NABA sheet (lightly hinged in selvage), Pax set, etc., with paper and fluor varieties—along with gutter and tête-bêche items for issues from the late 1960s and early '70s; Semi-Postals include Pro Juventute forerunners, all but one of the Coat-of-Arms issues, plus 1937 miniature sheet; Pro Patria complete less one; Airs include #C1 and C2 (2, 1 never hinged), plus a left margin pair of Zumstein #44c with 1989 Renggli certificate; Back-of-the-Book nicely represented with Dues, Officials, a few Franchise and Telegraph stamps, and a broad range (many complete) of Officials for both Switzerland and international organizations, Very Fine on the whole, fresh and clean throughout—a not-to-miss Swiss.
Scott approximately $20,000 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 168
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Switzerland, Liechtenstein & Luxembourg, The Matterhorn Collection, 1850-1955. On Vintage reproduction pages in folder, both used and mint (some never hinged but most o.g.) with a few issues parallel mint and used; extremely extensive; with varieties, shades and nice cancels;20th century is almost mainly complete; highlights include: Switzerland (used) #8, 10, 12, 24-31, 32-40, 33, 37-40, 43b, 59, etc., and (mint o.g.) #45, 54, 58-59, 60-65,66-68, etc.; some early classics have usual mixed condition; later with many booklet combinations used, strong back-of-the-book, including Air Mails (mint and / or used) #C1-C12 and Postage Dues, such as (used) #J1-J8, J11, J21-J28; many dozens of officials, most postally used (which are more difficult), including League of Nations, Bureau of Labor and Health Department; Liechtenstein (used) #62-67, 118 (mint) #68-69, 70-71, 71a, 74-80, 82-92, with (mint and / or used) #93//106 and most semi-postals; airmails include (mint) #C2, C5-C8, C9-C13, C15-C 16, C24-33, and (used) #C24-C 28; Luxembourg (used) #1-3, 6, 7-9, 10, 12, 13, 15-16, 17-25, 19a, 19b, 27, 31-35, 40-43, 45-46, 58-59, etc., and (mint) #4-5, 10-11, 29, 46a, 47, etc.; 20th century looks complete; with extensive back-of-the-book, generally Fine to Very Fine, major old-time collection.
Scott $17,500+ Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 169
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Switzerland, Highly Complete Used Collection, 1843-1983. Presented in two Lighthouse hingeless albums, a magnificently fresh and clean collection of Alpine used; includes several Cantonals (#1L2, 1L4, 2L6 and 2L7, the #1L4 and 2L6 with four full margins, the others with three full), then continues with a stronger-than-usual selection of early Federal issues including #1-2, 5-6, 7 (3, single plus pair), and 11-13; then moves into the Seated Helvetias and Numerals, light early but very well-filled from 1862 issue; 20th century regular issues essentially complete, including NABA and Aarau sheets, etc.; Airs strong from #C3 on; second album contains Back-of-the-Book, with virtually complete Semi-Postals (including the early Coat-of-Arms Pro Juventute issues and a centrally cancelled 1937 miniature sheet), good Dues, a few Franchise stamps, and extensive Officials (both Swiss "proper" and for Society of Nations and affiliated international organizations), Very Fine on the whole, a remarkable collection; inspection invited.
Scott approximately $24,500 Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $2,800.
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Lot 170
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Switzerland, Sensational Used Dealers Stock, 1850-1937. Filling all but the last side of a 32-side (16-page) Lighthouse stockbook; strength is in 19th century through the 1900 UPU issue, with a few later items included as well; useful duplication, with quantities usually up to a dozen; all items identified by both Scott and Zumstein numbers, making stocking a breeze; nice array of early Rayons, with numerous certificates; strong Helvetias (Seated, Standing and Kneeling), Tells (Father and Son); good Dues (a few mint), plus a few Telegraph and Franchise stamps…even a Bern Cantonal Revenue; stamps almost uniformly fresh and sound; a boon for the cancel collector, with a broad range of cities and types represented, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, a must-see; imaged in full online.
Scott approximately $30,000+ Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 171
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Switzerland, Stupendous Mint Collection, 1913-1965. Presented in a Lindner hingeless album, better includes 181-185, 200-203, 206, 226, 242, Pax set complete, B2-B3, B4-B6, B80, B105, B116, B144, B119, B143, B206, a ton of easily sale able material, be sure to check this one, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 172
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Switzerland, Useful Used Collection, 1870-1958. Presented in a Lindner hingeless album, includes used #1, excellent Standing Helvetias, 171-185, 226, 242, Pax set complete, B10-B11, B12-B14, B15-B17, B18-B20, B21-B24, B25-B28, B80, B89, B105, B116, B119, B131, B143, B144, B178, a pleasure to view, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $6,000 Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $900.
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Lot 173
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Switzerland, Valuable Collection, 1852-1980's. On loose pages and in individual glassines, with many early issues and a few better souvenir sheets and occasional better singles, notable items include used Cantonals: 5rp Blue, Black and Red (1), 10rp Yellow, Black and Red (4), 15rp Vermillion (24 copies), imperf seated Helvetia's (40 stamps of various denominations with various threads), various varieties of 19th and early 20th century perf and type varieties, 302-5 and mint: 182, 184, B144 (2), B178, B297, C1-2, C3-12 and C13-15a, usual mixed condition, with occasional faults among early classical issues, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $750.
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