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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


Honduras




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Lot 179
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Honduras, 1866 & 1877, 2r green First Issue & 2r on 2c pink Tegucigalpa issue, "ULTRAMAR" specimens (Scott 1, 16), both affixed to small piece of album page, each handstamped "ULTRAMAR" by the Portuguese Post Office on receipt from the UPU in Berne; fresh, Very Fine, a most important proving piece for this difficult issue.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 180
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Honduras, 1865-77, Specialist's Coat-of-Arms Issues holding (Scott 1-2, 13//25), a wonderful old-time, mostly all mint specialist's holding of over 45 items, arranged on a portion of an album page along with two 4 x 6 stockcards; aside from approximately ten reference items or those with dubious cancels, the balance are mint, listed items, with some duplicated and collectively offering an outstanding group of the fascinating Tegucigalpa issue, Fine to Very Fine, an ideal holding, seldom offered like this.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 181

Honduras, 1877, ½r on 2r to 2r on 2r Comayagua surcharge selection (Scott 3, 5, 7, 9), a beautiful, high-quality selection of these fascinating and exceptionally scarce classic issues, comprising red ½r on 2r, blue 2r on 2r, and black 1r on 2r and 2r on 2r surcharges; each fresh with full margins, o.g., Very Fine.
Scott $870.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 182

Honduras, 1877, 2r on 2r black on pink, blue Comayagua surcharge (Scott 6), fresh example boasting large margins along with full, clean o.g., Very Fine, a rarely encountered issue, signed A. Diena and Roig, with Roig's 1956 certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 183

Honduras, 1877, 2r on 2r black on pink, black Comayagua surcharge (Scott 9), full o.g., wonderfully fresh with huge margins, Very Fine+, rare.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 184

Honduras, 1877 (July), Tegucigalpa issue surcharges complete (Scott 13-16, 18-23, 24-25), part to large part o.g., all nine as listed by Scott, each fresh with good margins; one or two trivial flaws, still generally Very Fine, a very scarce assemblage.
Scott $325+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 185

Honduras, 1889 (June 10), Magnificent President Morazan-franked cover, from Tegucigalpa to Syracuse, NY (Scott 30), a breathtaking, fresh cover franked by ten examples of the 1c violet issue, in a horizontal strip of five on the front, plus a strip of three and a pair on reverse, all cancelled and tied by violet star-in-circle killers, with perfect strike of Tegucigalpa origin c.d.s. adjacent; reverse notes New Orleans JUN 25 transit and Syracuse JUN 29 receiver, Very Fine, simply put, a magnificent and rare showpiece.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 186

Honduras, 1888 (May 18), Spectacular President Morazan cover, used Puerto Cortez to New York (Scott 32), stunning, eye-appealing cover bearing pair of ½r black Morazan issue, tied by bold blue star-in-circle cancel, with matching Puerto Cortez origin c.d.s. alongside; cover sent "Via New Orleans" with May 26 transit noted on reverse, along with New York May 28 receiver; small flap tear of no consequence, Very Fine, a delightful and rare cover.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 187

Honduras, 1889 (July 29), 1r President Morazan cover, sent Tegucigalpa to Syracuse, New York (Scott 33), a beautiful and rare cover, bearing 1r green tied by violet circular star cancel with choice, matching strike of "Republique de Honduras/Bureau Postal d'Échange/JUL 29 1889/Tegucigalpa" adjacent; reverse shows New Orleans AUG 13 transit and Syracuse AUG 16 receiver, Very Fine, a desirable, elusive cover.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 188
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Honduras, ca. 1890, 50c brown Arms of Honduras, spectacular original artwork essay (Scott 48), a superb piece of the artist's original work in the issued color of brown, in a design very closely resembling the issued stamp; nice, fairly compact design, Very Fine and choice, a splendid, unique item.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 189
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Honduras, 1891 (Nov. 22), Certified cover front from Tegucigalpa to Berlin, a superb cover front sent "via New Orleans y New York" (violet handstamp), franked by 5c (#53) and 2p (#62) President Bogran issues cancelled by violet blue killers; with Tegucigalpa origin c.d.s.'s alongside and "Republica de Honduras" Certified handstamp, Fine to Very Fine, rare—the 2p value is virtually unseen on cover.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 190
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Honduras, 1896, 20c blue green Arias variety (Scott 99 var), unused without gum, fresh, pristine block of nine with two blank cliches, being position 82-83 on the sheet; few minor, sensibly reinforced perforations, Fine to Very Fine, rare, ex Washburn.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 191

Honduras, 1891, 2p to 10p President Luis Bográn, inverted centers (Scott 62a-64a), o.g., never hinged (!), pristine mint, Very Fine, an exceptionally scarce group—especially the 2p value, where only one sheet was printed.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 192
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Honduras, 1893, General Trinidad Cabanas, selection of die proofs (Scott 76//86), premium, very high quality group of three items, all printed in black, comprising a 5c die proof on India sunk on card; a lovely 30c to 75c composite die proof strip of four on India affixed to card; plus a rare negative master die proof without values, numbered "613", Very Fine, delightful group.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 193
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Honduras, 1895, General Trinidad Cabanas, proof selection (Scott 76//86), lovely group of ten individual items, comprising a progressive die proof on thick card, less all indications of value at bottom; 5c trial color die proofs in black, green and claret; 10c trial color dies in black and brown (2); a 1c and 1p composite die in black; a 2c, 20c and 25c composite die in black; plus a lovely 30c, 40c, 50c and 75c composite die in vermilion; all items affixed to small pieces; a few smallish flaws, typically light glue staining from affixing to card, Fine to Very Fine, scarce group.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 194
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Honduras, 1893, 30c to 75c General Trinidad Cabanas, trial proofs (Scott 82-85), choice quality pair of Hamilton Bank Note Company-produced 30c-75c composite die proofs in strips of four, in black and vermilion, each affixed to portion of file card, Fine to Very Fine+, exceptional items, rare.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 195

Honduras, 1893, General Trinidad Cabanas, pair of scarce covers (Scott 76), comprising a Dec. 30, 1893 cover from San Pedro Sula to Guatemala City (Jan. 10, 1894 arrival), bearing a block of five tied by violet star cancels with matching origin c.d.s.; plus a lovely front-only example of a Dec. 1893 Registered A.R. cover bearing 40c and 1p (#83, 86) from Puerto Cortes to England (6 JAN 94 receiver), Fine to Very Fine, a scarce and attractive pair.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 196

Honduras, 1894 (Oct. 27), General Trinidad Cabanas, cover from Amapala to Paris (Scott 76-78), splendidly marked, superb quality, fresh cover bearing 1c, 2c (pair) and 5c Cabanas issue, all tied by "Honduras" barred obliterator in violet, with oval "Republique de Honduras/Bureau Postal d'Exchange/OCT 28 1894/Amapala" alongside, plus light, blue Paris receiver on front; New York 12 Nov transit on reverse, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce cover.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 197
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Honduras, 1895, "Justice" design composite die proofs, lovely pair of horizontal strips of three in orange and black, each comprising Honduras 1c (#87), Nicaragua 2c and unadopted Salvador 5c designs; each fresh, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce pair.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 198
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Honduras, 1895, "Justice", specialized proof selection (Scott 87//94), attractive and scarce selection of eight items produced by the Hamilton Bank Note Company, comprising five imperforate small die proofs for three different values, a 30c and 50c composite pair; a 5c, 2c, 20c and 10c composite strip in green plus the same in black; each item affixed to card; couple smallish flaws or glue marks, but generally Fine to Very Fine, a nice lot.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 199

Honduras, 1895, "Justice", group of four premium covers (Scott 87-89), outstanding selection including 1c (2) and 2c (4) on splendid and rare cover from Tegucigalpa to Switzerland, 5c (#89) on uprated 5c Cabanas entire to Trujillo, 5c on small neat mourning cover from Comayagua to Guatemala, and lovely 1c, 2c (2) and 5c cover from Amapala to Munich, Fine to Very Fine or better, scarce group to be sure.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 200
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Honduras, 1895, "Justice" Allegorical issue, die proofs for 2c to 20c values (Scott 88-91), splendid and elegantly produced pair of American Bank Note proofs, one in blue, the other in black, each depicting the "Justice" design, each with plate number imprint in margin, Very Fine, two beauties, rare.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 201
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Honduras, 1898, Locomotive, extraordinary specialized exhibition-style collection (Scott 103-110), a truly magnificent collection, superbly annotated and researched, comprising the stamp issue itself in various offerings, plus a section of 17 very select mounted covers—each of which is remarkable and could stand on its own as an individual lot in any international auction—along with 15 additional covers, which are excellent in their own right; the stamp portion shows paper varieties, plus the 2c and 5c values in imperforate-between pairs (rare), a 10c block of four with two imperforate-between pairs, 5c red violet color error in blocks of four, reference items, etc.; the postal history section amazes with examples of urban rate, underpaid, a 1c block of 15 to London, 10c plus 5c to the US, 1c and 2c picture post card usage, 30c A.R. foreign letter cover to San Francisco; a superb 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c (2) nine-times rate cover, a beautiful 5c and 1p combination cover (which is virtually unknown), a 20c (2) and 50c seven-time basic rate cover to New York, various "Permitase" control marking covers (including a magnificent 2c, 5c, 6c, 10c, 20c and 50c A.R. Permitase cover to Glasgow), and much, much more, Fine to Very Fine, a beautiful study of this iconic issue; be sure to see it all on the web.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 202

Honduras, 1898, Locomotive Postal Card, remarkable specialized collection, magnificent, keenly assembled and well-annotated mounted collection comprising 32 items, representing the 2c Interior, the 2c+2c Interior message-reply cards, plus their 3c and 3c+3c Exterior counterparts; the usages are extraordinary and selected for interest, including uprated and short-paid usages; a wonderful range of town origination markings, including Amapala, Choluteca, Iriona, Puerto Cortes, Santa Rosa, Tegucigalpa, Trujillo, Yuscaran, etc.; in addition, there are numerous "Permitase" anti-theft handstamp markings, including the only known Amapala locally use card without the handstamp, overpayment examples, and much more; a specialist's delight to be sure, Fine to Very Fine or better, see the collection in its entirety online.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 203
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Honduras, 1903, General Santos Guardiola, specialized selection (Scott 111-118), a fascinating, premium selection comprising the set complete in corner margin security-punched "Specimen" overprint strips of three in issued colors; in addition, there are eight select items of postal history, including a choice Registered cover franked by 1c, 2c (2), and 5c (5) from Puerto Cortes to New York; two lovely picture post card usages to France and Germany; a lovely 1904 double rate cover to the US, etc.; wonderful group of scarce material, Fine to Very Fine, fully imaged online.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 204

Honduras, 1903 (June), General Santos Guardiola, cover sent Amapala to San Francisco (Scott 111-112, 115), a splendidly clean cover, bearing 1c, 2c (pair) and 10c Guardiola issues, cancelled by rare "PERMITASE" handstamp in blue—which was used as a control marking for the remote Pacific Coast post office at Amapala; reverse notes San Francisco JUL 3 arrival; fresh, Very Fine, see footnote in Scott after #118, a very rare usage.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 205

Honduras, 1907-10, President José Medina, specialized collection (Scott 119//130), an amazing, well-presented collection of stamps, varieties, proofs and essays, along with 11 scarce, selected-for-interest items of postal history; the stamp portion begins with imperforate pairs, including both shades of the 6c, a rare 10c large die proof by Kuhn Brothers of New York; 5c, 20c and 50c composite die proof block of four, and 1c, 2c and 1p composite die proof strip of three in orange; other imperforate multiples include 10c corner margin block of six, 5c marginal strip of five, 2c horizontal pair imperforate vertically, etc.; we also note a 1910 essay for the 1c surcharge on 20c printed twice in yellow brown and red (ex Green, Hopkins), plus a choice array of surcharge varieties in strips; the covers are outstanding with wonderful usages, including several bisects, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, a super lot of exceptional material; see it all on our website.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 206
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Honduras, 1911, "Honduran Scene" Paddle Steamer, 1c to 1p, composite die proof sheet (Scott 131-138), beautiful and rare sheet, measuring 12½ x 7¾ inches, depicting each value in yellow; several expected folds, still Very Fine, a lovely, fresh item.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 207
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Honduras, 1911, "Honduran Scene" Paddle Steamer, proofs (Scott 131-138), wonderfully fresh, exceptional group comprising the 1c to 1p values in black in a composite die proof in reversed format (never seen by us), as well as the 5c to 1p values in imperforate plate proof blocks of four with Hass Bank Note imprints, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 208

Honduras, 1912, 1c President Bonilla, extraordinary selection of four choice covers (Scott 140), incredible group comprising 1c Bonilla, along with 10c and 2c (2) Officials, on cacheted cover from the Postmaster General, Tegucigalpa (Jan. 30) to New York, with the Bonilla added to make the 15c foreign letter rate (all catalogues list Feb. 1 as the First Day for the Bonilla issue, with this cover pre-dating); we also note a superb 1912 cover with mining corner card with 1911 1c (pair), 6c and 10c pair along with two Bonilla issues on Registered Cover from San Juancito to New York; plus two additional items, one being a 1912 picture post card to Upper Silesia (!) bearing a strip of four and single Bonilla issue, and finally a 1912 Bonilla and 2c Independence issue cover to Paris; all fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, wonderful group of very scarce stamps on cover.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 209
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Honduras, 1915, Regular Issues, select study/stock (Scott 174//181), 43 homemade album or manila stock pages, with mint and used, many multiples (plate away!), tête-bêches, some imperforates, bisect usages, double perforations, and more; many, many hundreds of stamps (consignor's note states 1500+, which might be a touch high—though we didn't count); remarkably fresh, with shades and paper varieties throughout, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a specialist's dream; see it all online, much ex Madden.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 210

Honduras, 1920 (Jan. 31), 2c (Large and small format) Assumption of Power issue Registered cover from Tegucigalpa to New York (Scott 194, 197), splendid and highly attractive, bearing the small format 2c rose and large format 2c bronze, each tied by barred violet "Honduras" cancels and matching Registered handstamp; reverse shows additional franking in the form of 1915 1c and 1919 20c values, with New York arrival dates of Feb. 21 and 22; nearly every catalogue lists the First Day as Feb. 1, Very Fine, very rare stamps on cover.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 211

Honduras, 1920 (Feb. 5), Assumption of Power issue internal cover, from Ampala to Tegucigalpa (Scott 194, 195 vars), a choice and rare cover, franked by small-format 2c rose (horizontal pair, imperforate between), along with 2c gold large-format issue, imperforate with huge margins, each tied by violet barred "Honduras" cancels; front shows Tegucigalpa 8 FEB 20 receiver, Very Fine and choice, rare stamps on cover.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 212
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Honduras, 1929, President Colindres, superb exhibition-style collection (Scott 256-257), a magnificent and keen collection of this fascinating issue, assembled on 18 pages; includes both full and reconstructed sheets, misperforations, the only known imperforate pair of the 1c value (used), five beautiful and select cover usages, three of which are on splendid 9/24/29 First International Flight covers, several examples of the infamous "reversed colors", etc., Very Fine, a super lot.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 213

Honduras, 1929, President Colindres, specialized holding (Scott 256-257), nice group comprising three covers, the first with two of each value to New York, the second a single 2c franking on domestic cover, plus a locally used Tegucigalpa cover bearing two 1c values, cancelled Feb. 20, the earliest reported usage of this issue; also included are full mint sheets of ten of the issue, Very Fine, nice lot.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 214

Honduras, ca. 1931-34, "T.S. de C." overprints, cover selection, a lovely and very scarce group of six covers, representing regular issue (#311//317) or Airmail (#C51-C55) items; bulk show varieties, including a Registered Airmail cover to England franked by 10c brown (#315) with double green overprint, plus a pair with orange overprint; two covers bearing 5c (#311) along with a one-third portion (bisect fashion); a 5c Airmail (#C51) with black rather than red overprint; a 10c brown (#315) with inverted overprint in green on picture post card; plus a remarkable Registered cover bearing #298, 299 (2), C73 (3) and #312 with inverted overprint used to New York, with the three #C73 examples the "larger size" overprint (unlisted in Sanabria, but stated to be unissued in Michel), Fine to Very Fine, a choice specialist's group.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 215
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Honduras, 1939, Landmarks & Leaders, compelling collection of proofs (Scott 336-340, C89-C98), splendid, magnificently produced selection of 30 pieces comprising 29 Columbian Bank Note Company-produced imperforate engraved proofs, all struck in green on medium thick paper and affixed to card; these items offer completed designs for both the Airmail and regular issues (15 items), with the remaining 14 pieces being vignette and frame designs in various states of completion; the final item present is a gorgeous and incredibly rare unfinished die proof in black for the 1L Airmail (#C97), with incomplete dates and blank value tablets, Very Fine, a remarkable group; see them in full online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 216
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Honduras, 1925, Proof strike of "AERO CORREO" overprint on 1c Morazan Statue issue, a nicely centered example of this major Honduran Airmail rarity, T.C. Pound's Provisional Airmail—created April 29 in anticipation of the first Honduran Airmail flight on May 1; with original gum, though possessing some faults—notably a small pinhole and creasing, etc.—all of which are largely irrelevant as this represents one of only four examples of this proof extant, as noted in the accompanying 1980 Friedl Expert Committee certificate (though we could find just two prior examples recorded); this item is listed in the 1972 Sanabria catalogue as "#1" with a catalogue value—then—of $6,500, Very Fine.
Sanabria 1.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Without question, one of the rarest Airmail stamps in the world
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Current Bid $750
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Lot 217

Honduras, 1925, 5c light blue First Issue Airmail, black and blue overprints (Scott C1-C2), o.g., each fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine, a very scarce pair, with only 500 of the black and 200 of the blue overprints issued, each signed Bloch, #C2 additionally signed Sanabria.
Scott $388.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 218

Honduras, 1925, 10c blue First Issue Airmail, black "AERO CORREO" overprint (Scott C5), o.g., fresh and most attractive example, Fine, a great rarity, as only 24 examples were printed, signed Bloch, with 1974 Friedl certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 219

Honduras, 1925, 20c red brown, black "AERO CORREO" overprint inverted (Scott C6a), full, clean o.g., wonderfully fresh and beautifully centered, Very Fine, a striking and scarce variety, only 36 examples issued.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 220

Honduras, 1925, 20c red brown, blue "AERO CORREO" overprint printed vertically (Scott C7c), part o.g., fresh with decent centering; horizontal crease, Fine to Very Fine, rare, signed Dr. Duron.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 221
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Honduras, 1925, First Issue, 50c red "AERO CORREO" overprint (Scott C8), unused without gum, exceptionally fresh and bright, Fine to Very Fine, only 200 examples issued.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 222

Honduras, 1925, First Issue, 50c red "AERO CORREO" overprint (Scott C8), o.g., exceptionally fresh and beautifully centered, Very Fine, rare: only 200 examples issued, signed Bloch and others.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 223

Honduras, 1925, 1p yellow green First Issue Airmail (Scott C9), o.g., wonderfully fresh, Fine to Very Fine, rare, with only 100 issued, signed Bloch and Sanabria.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 224
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Honduras, 1925, 1p yellow green First Issue Airmail (Scott C9), fresh and well-centered with neat, light barred cancel, Very Fine, rare, with only 100 issued.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 225

Honduras, 1925, 25c on 1c, on 5c and on 20c Provisional surcharges (Scott C10-C11, C13), o.g., fresh mint, Very Fine, a very scarce group, with the 25c on 1c having only 500 printed, the other values 300 printed each, signed Bloch or Sanabria.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 226

Honduras, 1925, 25c on 1c chocolate, surcharge inverted (Scott C10a), o.g., nicely centered, Fine to Very Fine+, several signature guarantees, a splendid example of this Airpost rarity, with only 12 examples issued.
Sanabria 12a.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 227

Honduras, 1927, 20c on 50c "Servicio Aéreo" surcharge, overprint-unique variety (Scott C19c, C19d), o.g., a lovely horizontal pair showing imperforate-between variety—itself rare, with only 40 pairs issued—with the right stamp additionally showing omitted "r" of "Aéreo" variety, collectively producing this striking and unique error, Very Fine, signed Aguilera.
Sanabria 26c, 26e.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 228

Honduras, 1930, 5c on 10c to 25c on 50c Provisional surcharges complete (Scott C20-C25), o.g., a fresh, magnificent, top-shelf quality set, which is nearly impossible to find complete, Very Fine, an extraordinary opportunity, incredibly rare, with the 5c on 10c yellow surcharge (#C21, signed Bloch and Sanabria) and the 10c on 20c violet surcharge (#C24, signed Bloch) each from a single sheet of 50, with 1974 P.F. certificate for #C21, #C24 with 1969 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,327.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 229

Honduras, 1930, 10c on 20c Provisional surcharge, in violet (Scott C24), o.g., a superb, top-quality example of this great Airpost rarity; wonderfully fresh and well-centered, Very Fine, only 50 examples issued, signed Sanabria and several others.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 230
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Honduras, 1930, 50c on 25c on 1p green Provisional, surcharge doubled (Scott C31f), a striking vertical strip of three showing inverted "Vale 50cts oro" surcharge, along with top stamp showing additional "Internaoicnal" variety; no gum, with minor, sensible reinforcing, Fine, unpriced in Scott, rare: one of only two examples extant, each stamp signed Bloch, with 1981 P.F. certificate.
1972 Sanabria 38e; $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 231

Honduras, 1930, 5c on 10c to 25c on 50c Provisional surcharges (Scott C33-C35), o.g., a magnificent, select quality group, Very Fine, 5c on 10c signed Bloch and others, other values signed variously (including Bloch), rare, with only 50 of the 5c on 20c, and 150 of the 25c on 50c, issued, with 1982 Friedl certificate for 5c on 10c value.
Scott $1,075.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 232

Honduras, 1930, 5c on 10c blue, red Provisional surcharge (Scott C33), o.g., very lightly hinged, fresh and most definitely near-pristine, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare issue, signed Sanabria, with 1969 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 233

Honduras, 1930, 5c on 10c blue, red Provisional surcharge, "1930" reading down (Scott C33a), remarkably fresh and beautifully centered, offering full, clean original gum, Very Fine and choice.
1972 Sanabria 40a; $1,000.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Believed to be unique as noted in Sanabria, with this example the listing item. This, along with the "1903" error, represent the pivotal items from the 1930 Provisional Airpost series.

Current Bid $375
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Lot 234

Honduras, 1930, 55c on 50c vermilion, value error of surcharge (Scott C35a), choice example used on small piece, showing the "55cts" rather than "25cts" error, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare value, particularly so used, with 2002 B.P.A. certificate.
Sanabria 42b.
Scott $325, well undervalued.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 235

Honduras, 1930, 20c on 50c Provisional surcharge (Scott C36), full, clean o.g., wonderfully fresh and bright, with customary centering, Fine+, we believe Scott well undervalues this stamp, a super example of this great rarity, of which only 25 were issued, signed Elliott, etc.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 236

Honduras, 1931, 15c on 20c red brown "Servicio aéreo interior" Provisional (Scott unlisted), block of 4, o.g., never hinged (!), a stunning, eye-arresting block in exquisite condition, showing tête-bêche pair variety, along with "1932" for "1931" variety and the inverted surcharge on the right stamp of the tête-bêche pair, Very Fine, a lovely showpiece, rare.
Sanabria 82b, 82c, 82d.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 237

Honduras, 1932, 15c on 10c blue, on horizontally overprinted "OFICIAL" stamp of 1921, full pane of 25, a remarkable, wonderfully fresh pane offerig full, clean original gum along with wonderfully fresh overall appearance; additionally, the second row of five shows the unrecorded variety with "1932" inverted; perforation separations along bottom row subsequent to the accompanying certificates, Fine to Very Fine and choice, with 1983 Friedl and Enzo Diena certificates.
Sanabria 117B.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

The only sheet extant, and one of the true showpiece items from a country that arguably boasts some of the world's premier Airmail items. The 1972 Sanabria catalogue values the sheet at $50,000, but that lofty figure does not include the five rare inverted "1932" errors, which undoubtedly are the only examples in existence.

Current Bid $3,750
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Lot 238

Honduras, 1932, 15c on 2c "Aereo Interior" Provisional, double inverted surcharge (Scott C73 var), o.g., very lightly hinged, a superb example of this striking variety, first noted in the July 1969 Aero Philatelist Annals publication, Very Fine, unlisted in either Scott or Sanabria, one of only a few known examples, with 1969 A.P.E.X. certificate.
Sanabria 113 var.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 239
S
Honduras, 1943, 1c to 5L Airmail Pictorials, rare Security Bank Note Co. Specimen booklet (Scott C128-C142), complete stapled booklet containing all 15 values (1c low value included but detached), all punched and printed in issued colors, with original interleaving, etc., Very Fine, a lovely and very scarce item.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 240
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Honduras, 1946, 15c-21c & 2L Coat-of-Arms Airmail Issue, die proofs in red (Scott C159-C160, C162), lovely pair of items, comprising the 15c and 21c values in a composite sheet, plus 2L, each in red and sunk on card; fresh, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 241
P
Honduras, 1947, 8c Roosevelt Memorial, Hamilton Bank Note Company proofs (Scott C163), splendid, high-quality specialist's selection of 20 die proofs comprising 13 completed designs, all in a variety of different colors, plus seven choice unfinished examples, Very Fine, wonderful group of this ever-popular thematic; see the lot in full online.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 242
P
Honduras, 1947, 8c Redrawn FDR issue, specialized assortment (Scott C163a-C163c), a magnificent holding of this fascinating and ever-popular issue, comprising a superb mock-up production proof in red on card, three vignette head design proofs, plus an imperforate horizontal proof pair in issued color on gummed paper; then on to all three Scott-listed varieties: a horizontal imperforate pair in strip of three, a vertical pair imperforate-between and, finally, an amazing used example of the ultra-rare perf 12 x 6 variety, of which only three or four are believed to exist, largely Very Fine, a super lot.
Sanabria 272a-272c.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 243

Honduras, 1955, Rotary Issue, group of varieties (Scott C231, C233, C238 vars), lovely, select group of seven varieties, comprising two examples of the 1c, one with overprint sideways, one with inverted overprint (rare, only 25 printed); 2c and 3c values with overprint sideways; 8c on 1c double surcharge variety (Sanabria #363a; rare); plus 8c surcharge on the 2c rather than 1c error (rare; unlisted); fresh, o.g., never hinged, generally Very Fine, the rarest items signed Sanabria or Roig.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 244

Honduras, 1964, Tokyo Olympics souvenir sheet, imperforate (Scott C344 footnote), the normally scarce imperforate sheet of four stamps, this example with the bluish green color of the upper right stamp omitted variety, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a spectacular Olympics thematic item, believed to be unique.
Sanabria 520var.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 245
P
Honduras, 1931, 1c to 1p View of Tegucigalpa, American Bank Note Company die proofs (Scott O89-O97), a pristine, superb quality set of die proofs in issued colors sunk on card, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 246
P
Honduras, 1922-46, Superb group of Revenue issue die proofs, premium, select group of five choice items, comprising a ca. 1922 1p Consular Service Waterlow die proof, two ca. 1946 10c and 1p Waterlow die proofs of frames only, plus se-tenant die proof of the two vignettes, and finally a superb ca. 1932 American Bank Note Co.-engraved frame design in green affixed to card, Fine to Very Fine, a beautiful group.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 247
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Honduras, 1941, 1c Postal Tax issue, unadopted American Bank Note Company essay, a beautiful, unique design in rose and lilac, with the stamp design itself measuring 82 X 62 mm; essay offers engraved central vignette with hand-painted frame, etc.; a classically stunning unaccepted submission, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 248
E
Honduras, 1941, 1c Postal Tax, pair of American Bank Note Company essays (Scott RA1), for this First Issue, a beautiful pair in different colors, printed on india and affixed to card; lovely designs, Very Fine and choice, superb Red Cross Thematic items.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 249
P
Honduras, 1941-50, 1c American Bank Note Company die proofs (Scott RA1-RA4), beautiful, clean group comprising a finished #RA2 design in green, plus completed frame designs (less the Red Cross portions) for #RA1 and RA3-RA4; fresh, Very Fine, wonderful Topical items.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 250
P
Honduras, 1945, 1c Red Cross Postal Tax issue, four large die proofs (Scott RA3), beautiful group of four from the American Bank Note Company, comprising two unfinished examples in black each with the cross and flag omitted, one affixed to card, the second sunk on card and each numbered 85823; a third item of frame and vignette with flag and cross included; plus a beautiful example of the completed design, Very Fine, choice group.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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