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Collections, Stocks and Accumulations of the World


Europe and Colonies Area Collections




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Lot 321
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Benelux, "Molto Bene" Luxurious Dealer Stock. In wondrously fresh condition throughout, housed in two binders containing various souvenir, miniature and small-format sheets, plus two full-length black boxes of black dealer cards; all identified by Scott number with gum condition, making this the easiest addition to your stock for some time; material ranges from the early issues to the modern for each country, plus a nice selection of Belgian and Dutch colonies; as expected, earliest issues are used, mid-range are mint hinged (for the most part), with more recent never hinged, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, much salable material with massive catalogue value; dealers particularly take note. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.6 lbs.
Scott $67,000+ Estimate $10,000 - 12,000.
Realized $8,000.
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Lot 322
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Europe, Spectacular Classics Collection, 1850-1930s. Presented on old Yvert album pages; when we say this is "old-time," we mean it: last catalogued using the 1942 edition of Yvert & Tellier, with a total catalogue value at the time of 130,436FFr; from German States to Czechoslovakia (remember your spelling rules: the album's French), a nearly continent-wide review of the first 80 years or so of philately; no France or Great Britain, but what is here is simply stunning, with fullest coverage among the early issues, some duplicated presenting shades, types, etc.; interesting and eye-catching material throughout, including covers that enliven the collection; among the highlights (far too many to list in full) are German States covers, a German South America Flight Zeppelin cover, German Offices in China (both overprint angles), lovely Belgium with two #1, three #2, an unused #9 (no gum), strong Semis and tabs issues, etc.; Austria #C1-C3 on cover (plus #168) all tied by bilingual Lemberg/Lwow cancels; Spain from Isabellas to Carlist issues (mint and used); Greece with a mass of Hermes Heads showing shades plus a full set of 1896 Olympics (drachma-values mint or unused); Luxembourg #62a mint; Netherlands Indies Java and Buiten Bezit overprints mint and used; grand Russia with strong Coat-of-Arms and Romanovs used plus Civil War and city-specific Offices issues; nice Scandinavia and Switzerland (the latter including a couple mint blocks of Seated Helvetias plus a top margin block of six re-engraved 5c UPU), and much, much more including Back-of-the-Book and material not often encountered, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a simply gorgeous collection that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.8 lbs.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Realized $7,000.
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Lot 323
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Europe (Western), Collection of Better, 1870-1956. Put aside years ago as a future investment, on black Lighthouse-style stockpages; better mint and/or used sets and singles with nice cancels, some souvenir sheets; mainly from Italy, Luxembourg, and West Germany (with some Canada sprinkled in as a surprise bonus); includes material like Italy mint #37 and used #72 (VF with c.d.s.), 115-122, B17-B19, J2, J13-J20, J21-J24, O7-O8, Q21-Q26, scarce Postal Money Order Stamps used for Postage Due set (Sassone #1-6); Luxembourg used #1, 1a, 2, 2a, 8, nice Semi-Postal sets mint and/or used from late 1920s onwards, including #B55-B59, B60-B65, B67-B72; Germany used #B310-B313, B316-B317, B318-B319, B327-B330, B338-B341, etc.; Canada used #217-230, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Michel €11,200+ ($12,560).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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