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Lot 365
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Worldwide, The Torch-Bearer Olympics Exhibition Collection, 1896-1992. A sensational central collection with loads of extra material; the exhibit consists of 72 pages running from the 1896 Athens through 1960 Rome games, each page beautifully annotated…in Russian; highlights include Greece's 1896 Olympics issue complete mint (some as singles, some additionally as blocks or strips), plus used through the 5Dr value, plus uses on cover, plus at least one forgery (noted); Greece's 1906 issue as proofs (complete less the 30l and 50l values) plus singles and covers, as well as several Postal Tax surcharges (one apparently unlisted in Scott); a US stationery entire sent from St. Louis during the third games, along with covers from or during each of the subsequent games, many with Olympics frankings; issues from Belgium, France (including 25c value plate flaws and Lebanon and Syria overprinted issues), Uruguay, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Uruguay, the US, Germany (including souvenir sheets and two Hindenburg Olympics Flight covers), Finland, a Nazi-censored 1939 Latvia cover, Switzerland, Great Britain (plus overprints for Offices in Morocco, Tangier, Bahrain, Kuwait and Muscat), Norway, Italy, Australia…even—amazingly—a number of 1944 Concentration Camp Olympics items with Woldenberg and Gross-Born cancels (!); Olympics-themed stationery (much surrounding the 1980 Moscow games), Trory's A Philatelic History of the Olympic Games (giving technical details on stamp issues and cancels), seals/poster stamps, and much, much more, including numerous participation/award "diplomas" from the USSR, France, Thailand, etc., Very Fine, start training now for the expected spirited bidding. Shipping charges apply - weight 22.2 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $6,250.
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Lot 366
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Worldwide, "Error in Design" Collection, 1885-2010. Mounted in 60 binders, on home made pages, thousands of stamps & souvenir sheets with errors in the issue or design of the issue, some with errors and corrected on same page, better mint with French Congo 47-48, Monaco 209-213, DDR 634, People's Republic of Congo C107-C110, Italy 133-135, 168, Iran 1609-1612, Gibraltar 1, 25, 25, Ethiopia 190-199, Ivory Coast 440-444, Ascension 11, 13, Newfoundland 241-244, Liechtenstein C1, C3, Bulgaria 23-24, fascinating subject, with proper annotation, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 160.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 367
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Worldwide, Competitive Olympics Collection. A comprehensive holding, running from the early 1900s to the 1980s, neatly mounted on album pages (themselves in sheet protectors) which have been removed from their original binders; many complete sets throughout, with singles, blocks, souvenir sheets, imperforates, and more to be found; over 100 countries are represented from every corner of the globe; note extensive Hungary and Eastern Europe, as well as surprisingly strong PRC and Taiwan; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a must-view. Shipping charges apply - weight 71.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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