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Lot 339
Ecuador, Butterflies Issue Specialized Collection, 1970 (Scott 789//C464). Presented on stockpages housed in a vibrantly colored binder, this is a simply jaw-dropping study of one issue, Scott #789-796, C461-C462 and 797-804, C463-C464; begins with the full mint set, which is followed by pages of covers and post cards (70 in total) showing the stamps in use with a variety of cancels, destinations, frankings, etc.; then comes the heart of the collection—33 sides of errors: colors shifted, inverted or missing; printing on reverse only; printing on both sides; perforation shifts, imperforates, part-perforates, etc., etc.; many of the errors are in multiples or blocks, with many of these position pieces; there are even a few errors used on piece or on cover, Very Fine, an exhibit in the rough, and a remarkable collection; inspect. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 340
Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Sensational Collection, 1853 onward. Stamps and postal history galore, housed in 10 binders, two of stamps, the rest covers, plus two plastic tubs (as received by us) of additional material to sort and organize; stamps include Ecuadoran issues related to the Islands and Darwin, plus additional worldwide material celebrating the naturalist; covers and postal history dominate (we count over 360 general covers plus, in separate mini-collections, an additional 30 Barrel Mail, 130 US Military and 70 FDCs); much recent material (vast majority commercial or tourist), though the earliest cover is an 1853 folded letter sheet to Massachusetts; we note a 1929 cover to the Norwegian Consul in Guayaquil, a 1930 cover "mailed at whaling station P.O. in Galapagos" with "collect postage" manuscript notation at upper right; a great array of Barrel Mail cachets, Galapagos seal handstamps, covers mailed in the Galapagos with Tahiti cancels, Certified usages, US Navy covers, multi-country frankings, and much, much more of interest, including stampless covers (some assessed postage due, some not), etc.; an additional binder with the start of an Easter Island collection included as a bonus, Very Fine, you're unlikely to find another collection so extensive. Shipping charges apply - weight 58 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 341
Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Postal History and Philately Exhibit Collection. As remarkable as the Islands themselves, this exhibition (we count 54 pages) presents the geography, history and fauna of the islands through stamps and covers; each of Ecuador's Islands- or Darwin-themed issues are here, including the 1922 "unissued" set, with several denominations used, as well as overprints, Airmail issues, and Galapagos "Provincial" issues; covers featured include commercial mail, a First Day Cover or two, US Naval covers (including WWII-era APO 622 covers), along with Floreana's answer to the Tin Can—items sent from the Mail Barrel there; accompanied by Louipex Silver Award ribbon, Very Fine, a pretty exhibit ready for repurposing—and a wealth of material not easily found. Shipping charges apply - weight 4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
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