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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


Salvador




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Lot 275

Salvador, 1897-1952, Superb "Via Zacapa" postal history collection, approximately 75 covers and postal stationery items, all sent across the Guatemalan border to Zacapa, and thence to the port of Puerto Barrios, thus shortening the transit time for overseas mail; brief but informative write-ups on several early pages, with many covers also annotated—making this the start of a fascinating exhibition; begins with an actual "Transito Territorial" stamp of 1899 (along with a de Thuin forgery) along with another example partially uprating an Apr. 4, 1899 postal card to Hamburg with real photo pasted to reverse (!); several early ("earliest?" noted) usages, with late usages (yes, there is even a cover from 1952); in between we find multiple types and colors of handstamps and instructional markings for the route, four "RRR" items originating in Salvador but posted in Guatemala directly, numerous uprated examples, overprints, multicolor frankings, even a 1917 window envelope, generally Very Fine, an impressive holding that must be seen to be believed; imaged in full online.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 276
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Salvador, 1867, First Issue Volcano San Miguel, die proofs (Scott 1-4), beautiful, fresh set printed in issued colors, all on India, with the ½r and 4r affixed to card, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 277
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Salvador, 1867, First Issue "Volcano", 4r, die proof (Scott 4), choice quality, in black printed on India, numbered "544C"; pristine, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 278

Salvador, 1889 (Feb. 13), Splendidly franked cover, from Sonsonate to Hamburg, lovely, neat cover franked by 1c green Volcano Coat-of-Arms (#13) along with 10c orange Volcano Pictorial (#19), each cancelled by violet target cancels, with Sonsonate origin c.d.s. alongside; reverse shows New York MAR 4 transit and Hamburg MAR 15 arrival, Very Fine and rare, a fresh beauty.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 279

Salvador, 1884 (Aug. 14), Coat-of-Arms issue cover, sent Acajutla to New York (Scott 13, 16), beautiful, neat cover bearing 1c and 10c Volcano design Coat-of-Arms issue, each tied by bold violet blue star-in-circle killer, with matching "Administracion/de/Correos/AGO 14 1884/Acajutla" c.d.s.; reverse shows New York SEP 3 arrival, Very Fine, a fresh beauty.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 280

Salvador, 1886 (July 2), 1879 Coat-of-Arms issue-franked cover, from Santa Ana to Taunton, Massachusetts (Scott 13-14), beautiful, neat cover bearing 1c and 2c Coat-of-Arms issue, each cancelled by blue geometric design killers, with matching "Correos de Santa-Ana/2/JUL/86/R. del Salvador" c.d.s. adjacent; reverse notes blue San Salvador 4 JULIO 86 and New York JUL 19 transits plus Taunton JUL 20 receiver, Very Fine, scarce issues on cover.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 281

Salvador, 1889 (Nov. 6), Splendid Registered cover, from Sonsonate to St. Louis, Missouri, visually appealing cover franked by the amazing combination of 20c violet Coat-of-Arms (#17, rare on cover), 10c orange (#19), 5c blue (#20) plus a horizontal pair of 1c green barred overprint issue (#23); front shows light, violet origin c.d.s., black oval Registry handstamp, nice Sonsonate Registry label, and blue boxed St. Louis Dec. 5 "Received" handstamp, with New York Dec. 3 transit, Very Fine, a stunning and rare cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 282

Salvador, 1889 (Aug. 23), Neat Registered cover, from San Salvador to New York, a beautiful, opened-for-display Registered cover, bearing 3c brown (#18), 5c blue (#20), and 10c orange (#19), along with a pair of 1c on 3c (#25) and six 1c green barred overprint (#23, four of which are a horizontal strip on reverse), totalling 26c postage; front shows scarce orange San Salvador Registry label; fresh, Very Fine, a truly remarkable and rare franking.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 283

Salvador, 1888-89, Allegorical Figure, select, all-premium group of four postal history items (Scott 18, 20, 23), beautiful holding, comprising 5c blue (#20; 3) used San Salvador to San Francisco on United States Consulate corner card cover; a lovely 1889 cover, Izalco to New York, franked by 3c brown (#18; 2) along with a single 5c blue (#20) with Panama and Adajulta transits; an uprated 1889 5c entire bearing two 3c brown (#18), used Santa Tecla to Mainz; and finally a neat cover bearing two 5c blue (#20) along with 1c barred overprint (#23) used to New Hampshire, Fine to Very Fine or better, view in full detail on our website, a splendid group of rare covers.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 284

Salvador, 1889-1900, Choice selection of five early, premium Provisional surcharge covers, super group comprising an 1889 printed rate cover from Santa Tecla to Paris franked by a pair of 1c on 3c (#25); a second 1889 cover, same route, carrying a single 1c on 3c (#25) along with 1c barred overprint (#23); an 1892 cover bearing a single 1c on 5c gray Provisional; a lovely uprated 2c Seebeck message-reply card complete, both parts bearing 1c on 12c (#129); and finally a lovely cover from 1900 with 12c "pinwheel" (#197) plus #244-245 Provisionals, as well as a rare example of 1c on 13c inverted surcharge (#242a) used on cover (cover creased), Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 285
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Salvador, 1890-99, Seebeck issues, die proofs collection, lovely compilation of 25 items, yielding 50 individual proofs, presented on stockpages; includes 1890 Allegorical Figure in an unfinished proof in green, a 3c to 20c composite proof strip of four in blue, and a 25c to 1p in red and 3c in vermilion; along with 3c, 5c, 10c and 20c composite proofs in blocks of four in blue and black plus composite block of nine Postal Money Order proofs; 3c and 5c train composite proof in blue; rare 1896 Pictorial issue proofs, Landing of Columbus composite proof, an exquisite and rare Cierro Official die proof in blue, a couple Parcel Post composite proofs, etc., Very Fine, a choice, rare group; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 286
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Salvador, 1890-99, Seebeck issues, magnificent collection, on homemade pages in a Scott Specialty binder, an incredibly fascinating, extensive and keenly assembled collection comprising many hundreds of stamps, varieties, plate proofs, Specimens, trial colors, composite die proofs, etc., all chronologically arranged by issue, beginning with the 1890 Allegorical Figure issue (#38-46) on through the 1899 issues, including Postage Dues, Officials (including #O2a, O17a, O25a, O29a and O32a, each listed but unpriced in Scott), Postal Tax, Registration and Parcel Post stamps; collectively there are hundreds of plate and trial color proofs by issue, part-perforate and imperforate examples of issued stamps, many beautiful composite proofs in strips of three to five, unfinished proofs, surcharge varieties, Specimens, and so much more, largely Very Fine, we have chosen to image this in its entirety, as it is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 287

Salvador, 1894-98, Seebeck issues, select, premium selection of nine covers, an outstanding group, including a rare 1894 cover franked by #92, 94-95 and 1c on 11c Provisional (#104) on Registered A.R. cover to Berlin (signed Bloch); several choice 1897 issue covers, including a 2c entire with 1c, 12c and 15c stamps to Switzerland; plus cover with 3c (pair) and 10c to Paris; a lovely Registered A.R. covering bearing six 5c stamps to Santa Ana; a 2c, 5c and 20c Registered A.R. cover to the US; 1898 issues #177 to Germany; #177 (2) and 180 (2) on 1c entire (H&G 68) to US, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful selection of scarce postal history; see everything on offer online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 288

Salvador, 1890-98, Seebeck issues, exceptional postal history collection, a superb, beautifully assembled and presented annotated collection comprising 30 choice selected-for-interest and -rarity covers and used items of postal stationery from the storied Seebeck era; to adequately describe this lot would fill pages, so suffice it to say we strongly suggest web viewing of the lot in its entirety; we do note exceptional frankings, cancels and town cancels, usages including A.R. and Registry, great postal stationery usages, four- and seven-times rate usages, routings and destinations, plus much, much more; specialist's delight, Fine to Very Fine or better, simply put, a superb assemblage of these genuinely scarce to rare items from the Seebeck era of Salvadoran philately.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 289

Salvador, 1890-99, Seebeck issues, covers and postal history collection, enticing array of 35 covers or postal stationery items, plus nine choice cover fragments, with cancels and franking combinations; stamped covers show many choice usages, cancels, Registered, etc., with one lovely tricolor franking addressed to Emilio Diena in Modena (!), a 1902 bisect, etc., with additional destinations of Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and the US; the nine stationery items include domestic usages along with a rare wrapper used to Shanghai, China, with numerous others uprated for overseas rates; there's even a 2c Landing of Columbus cover with misplaced colored surround and a second albino strike of the embossed vignette below, generally Very Fine, a handsome and attractive lot; worth the time to view online.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 290
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Salvador, 1890, Allegorical Figure, Hamilton Bank Note Company die proofs (Scott 38//46), wonderful, select quality group of five items comprising two single-impression 1c finished designs in red and in blue affixed to card; a lovely and rare unfinished design with value indications omitted, in green on India; plus two single-impression unfinished designs in black and in blue on card; each fresh, Very Fine, a rare assemblage.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 291
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Salvador, 1890, Allegorical Figure issue, superb selection of die proofs (Scott 38//46), a magnificent, high quality selection of nine rare Hamilton Bank Note Company proofs, comprising three incomplete trial color proofs in black, red and blue, each with blank value tablets at sides and bottom and each numbered "438"; plus four blocks of four of the same unfinished proofs in blue ("441"), red ("443"), black and green (the latter two "442"), all but the green affixed to card; and finally two completed composite value trial color proofs in blue and red, numbered "441" and "443" respectively, Very Fine+, truly a sensational and rare group; see them all online.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 292
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Salvador, 1890, Allegorical Figure, finished design composite die proof blocks of four (Scott 39//46), lovely trio produced by the Hamilton Bank Note Company, comprising 2c and 25c to 1p values in blue and black, each printed on India and affixed to card; plus a 3c to 10c block in green on India; beautiful and clean, Very Fine, a rare group of Seebeck-era proofs.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 293

Salvador, 1890 (June 19), Beautiful Registered cover, from San Salvador to Paris, franked by 1c, 2c, 3c and 5c (2) "Allegorical Figure" issue of 1890 (#38-41), all tied by large double-circle barred cancels; manuscript endorsement "Via New York" in red with both New York and San Salvador Registry labels; reverse notes New York July 4 transit and Paris July 14 receiver (Independence and Bastille Days!); small piece harmlessly missing on reverse at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, a rare and most attractive franking.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 294

Salvador, 1890, Allegorical Figure, select items of postal history, an exceptional, absolutely selected-for-interest group of ten premium items from the first Seebeck issue; we note three choice uprated entires used to France or Germany; numerous lovely Registered examples; combination frankings, with higher denominations used on cover; a lovely Registered cover fragment from La Union bearing 25c, 50c and 1p values, etc., Fine to Very Fine, excellent group of scarce to rare postal history; imaged in full online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 295

Salvador, 1890 (Mar. 16), Uprated Registered 22c Entire, used from San Salvador to Berlin, a lovely and fresh yellow embossed entire on pale green paper, uprated by 2c and 50c "Allegorical Figure" issues of 1890 (#39, 45), all tied by bold violet San Salvador origin c.d.s.'s; front shows both San Salvador and New York Registry labels, and reverse notes New York April 2 transit and German April 12 receiving marking, Very Fine, a stunning, superb quality entire, rare franking.
Higgins and Gage B26.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 296

Salvador, 1890 (Aug. 25), Large-size Registered cover from San Salvador to Stockholm, a lovely and visually attractive Registered cover franked by 3c (3) and 25c (2) "Allegory" issues (#40, 44), all tied by perfect strikes of violet "Admon. Central de Correos/AGO 25 1890/San Salvador C.A." c.d.s.'s; bears both San Salvador and New York Registry labels; reverse shows ornate blue Minster of the Exterior handstamp over the flap, along with New York 9-13 1899 transit; a few minor and expected edge tears, but overall fresh, Fine to Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 297

Salvador, 1890 (Aug.), Registered cover sent from San Salvador to Paris, beautifully and highly attractive cover, franked by 3c (#40), 5c (#41) and 20c pair (#43), all tied by double-circle barred cancels, with front showing New York and San Salvador Registry labels and red French arrival dated 22 August; reverse shows New York 8/14 transit along with a second Paris receiver; fresh, Very Fine, a striking cover of Seebeck issues and a rare franking combination.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 298

Salvador, 1890 (Sept. 16), Superb quality Registered cover, sent from San Salvador to Bremen, Germany (Scott 40, 43), an absolutely pristine cover bearing two examples of the 3c 1890 issue, along with a single 20c example (very scarce on cover), all tied by lovely, bold violet origin c.d.s.'s; cover sent via New York (Oct. 3 transit), with front showing both New York and San Salvador Registry labels; back notes clear Bremen 15 Oct. arrival; amazing quality, Very Fine+, a scarce cover.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 299

Salvador, ca. 1891, 1c Surcharge, premium selection of four covers (Scott 57-58), beautiful, superb selection of four choice covers, including an uprated 1c entire with six adhesives additional franking (including strip of three "Un Centavo" surcharge (#58)) to Hamburg; two covers bearing pairs of #57 on cover to Santa Tecla; and #57, along with two examples of 5c (#50), used La Libertad to Paris, Fine to Very Fine, lovely group of difficult issues on cover.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 300
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Salvador, 1892, Landing of Columbus, pair of exquisite composite/progressive die proofs (Scott 60-69), magnificent items, both in black, comprising composite proof of eight, namely the 1c, 10c to 50c values, plus two unfinished designs on the bottom row; while the second shows 2c to 5c values printed horizontally; each on India and mounted on card, Very Fine, an exceptionally beautiful and rare pair.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 301

Salvador, 1892, Landing of Columbus, select group of six postal history items (Scott 60//65), premium selection of six scarce to rare items, including a magnificent 1c entire uprated by 1c, 3c, 10c and 11c Columbus issues, on choice Registered cover to Paris; a beautiful 22c entire uprated by 3c and 10c issues on Registered A.R. cover to Germany; a 1c pair, plus two 5c pairs, used Acajutla to New York; two 10c issues used to Switzerland, etc.; all fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, see them all online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 302

Salvador, 1892 (Jan. 26), Lovely Registered cover from Santa Ana to San Francisco, highly attractive, franked by 10c and 25c values from the 1892 Columbus issue (#64, 67), each cancelled by violet target killers with matching "Administracion de Correos/ENE 26 1892/Santa Ana/Salvador, C.A." c.d.s. adjacent; front shows nice Santa Ana (written over Ahuachapan) Registry label, with reverse showing flap seal and various Registry markings; some minor flap tears on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 303
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Salvador, 1892, 1c on 25c maroon Provisional double surcharge in black and blue (Scott 75a), cancelled by light, violet target cancel; few roughish perforations at left, Fine to Very Fine, a most attractive example of this rare and well-undervalued issue, with 1971 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 304

Salvador, 1893, President Carlos Ezeta, select group of four postal history items (Scott 76//82), choice group including 20c (#82) single franking on double foreign letter rate to Switzerland, a 2c single franking used Chinameca to Guatemala, a lovely and ornate 3c violet postal entire used to Italy, plus a rare cover to England bearing 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c and 1c on 2c surcharge issue (#89), Fine to Very Fine, a beautiful group of very scarce postal history.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 305
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Salvador, 1894, 1c to 1p "Liberty", composite die proof sheet of ten in green (Scott 91-100), lovely and attractive proof printed on thin white paper; couple minor hinge soak spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 306

Salvador, 1897 (May 15), Unissued 1895 Coat-of-Arms overprinted stamp, used on Registered A.R. cover from San Salvador to Munich, superb cover franked by unissued 2c green 1895 UPU issue, overprinted Coat-of-Arms, along with 3c brown and 20c slate from the 1897 issue, all tied by violet killers; front shows violet Registry and A.R. handstamps along with origin c.d.s. and New York Registry label, while the reverse notes New York June 2 transit and German June 11 receiver, Very Fine, with this unissued stamp, quite possibly unique on a commercial cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 307

Salvador, 1895 (Jan. 15), 5c Postal Entire used from Libertad to San Salvador, superb quality entire uprated by 5c blue Coat-of-Arms issue with brown overprint over the original design portraying Gen. Antonio Ezeta (#108), which is tied by perfect strike of "La Libertad/en/Salvador." small circular cancel, with matching, excellent strike of Libertad origin c.d.s., each in violet; reverse shows San Salvador next-day receiver, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $600 - 800

A remarkably rare and desirable cover, with the original 5c stamp overprinted before issue as Ezeta was overthrown. A cornerstone exhibition piece to be sure
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Current Bid $300
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Lot 308
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Salvador, 1895, 50c carmine unoverprinted President Ezeta, proof block of 25 (Scott 115 var), pristine with straight edges at top and both sides, printed on India paper, with the reverse of the center nine stamps displaying printed ads for cigarettes, candy, crackers, pills, soap, etc., Very Fine, a fascinating and rare item.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 309

Salvador, 1895 (Dec. 27), Spectacularly uprated 12c entire, used Santa Ana to Braunschweig, Germany, extraordinary 12c entire with amazing eye-appeal, uprated by 1895 1c olive (#117, 7) along with 1895 1c on 12c Provisional surcharge (#129, 5), all tied by Santa Ana violet origin c.d.s.'s; reverse shows New York JAN 26 transit and Braunschweig FEB 7 receiver, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 310

Salvador, 1895, Seebeck Coat-of-Arms, selection of five premium covers (Scott 117//125), including 2c (2), 3c (2), 12c and 24c used Santa Ana to Germany; 2c and 3c used domestically Acajutla to Santa Ana, plus an identical routing but with five #117; 3c and 12c used Santa Ana to New York; 5c and 10c cover from Santa Ana to Hamburg, etc.; outstanding group of difficult stamps on cover, mostly Fine to Very Fine or better, be sure to examine them all online.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 311

Salvador, 1895 (Dec. 28), Beautiful Registered A.R. cover, from San Salvador to Munich, a wonderful example of the 45c rate, bearing #118, 119 (2, one on reverse), plus untied 15c pair (#123) on reverse, along with three different Provisional surcharges; front shows violet San Salvador Registry and A.R. handstamps, New York Registry label, etc., Very Fine, an attractive and scarce cover.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 312

Salvador, 1895-97, Provisional Surcharges, outstanding selection of six covers, attractive, clean and diverse, including a superb 1895 uprated 3c entire bearing a pair of 2c on 20c Provisionals along with additional postage, sent Registered A.R. from San Salvador to Brussels; a lovely, small 1c entire uprated by 2c on 20c (#132) Provisional, used to Munich; an 1896 15c on 24c Provisional on single franking cover to London; a couple nice 1c local usages, plus a 13c on 30c 1897 cover to New York, Fine to Very Fine, a very scarce group of Provisional usages.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 313

Salvador, 1897 (May 25), Registered A.R. entire from San Salvador to Cologne, attractive 5c entire, uprated by 3c Locomotive (#148) along with two examples of the 10c brown lake Registration issue (#F4), all tied by San Salvador killers with matching origin c.d.s. adjacent; front shows lovely Registry and A.R. handstamps in violet, with reverse showing New York June 11 registry transit and Cologne June 21 receiver, Very Fine and choice, a striking and very rare cover.
Higgins and Gage 62.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 314

Salvador, 1897 (May 25), Registered 1c postal card usage, from San Salvador to Cologne, elegant card uprated by 1897 2c green and 5c orange, along with scarce 10c brown lake Registration stamp (#F4), with front showing San Salvador origin c.d.s., violet Registry and A.R. handstamps, and New York Registry label; reverse notes New York June 11 registry transit and Cologne June 21 receiver, Very Fine, a gem, a remarkable and rare card.
Higgins and Gage 42.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 315

Salvador, 1897 (Dec. 12), Magnificent Registered A.R. entire, used San Salvador to San Francisco, a superb and rare item with remarkable eye-appeal, with the 13c on 15c entire franked with the additional four values complete of the "TRECE centavos" surcharges (#171-174), cancelled at San Salvador Dec. 12, with each stamp further cancelled by matching blue star-in-circle killers; front also shows blue "San Salvador A.R." boxed handstamp in blue, plus violet Registry handstamp; reverse shows two San Francisco oval Registered receivers dated Dec. 29 and 30, respectively, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare usage.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 316

Salvador, ca. 1897, "TRECE Centavos" Provisional, premium selection of covers (Scott 171//174C), splendid selection of five, franked with 13c surcharge issues, including a wonderful 13c on 24c, 13c on 50c and 13c on 100c cover used to Zurich; a 13c on 24c single franking cover to Paris; a 13c on 30c single franking to Baltimore; a 13c on 30c single franking to Munich; plus a 13c on 50c cover, "via Libertas", from San Miguel to New York, Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful group of scarce items.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 317

Salvador, 1898 (Jan.), Small size cover, sent from Sonsonate (?) to Panama, franked by a single "TRECE centavos" surcharge of 1897 (#173), tied by mostly illegible c.d.s. with matching seven parallel bars in oval handstamp adjacent; front additionally shows bold strike of "REBUT/NO RECLAMADA." handstamp, while reverse shows "Agencia Postal Nacional Panama" c.d.s. dated 15 ENE 1898, Fine to Very Fine, a lovely and decidedly rare cover.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 318

Salvador, 1897 (Mar. 16), Lovely cover sent from San Salvador to Baltimore, exceptionally clean and fresh, franked by 1897 1c scarlet (horizontal strip of four) along with 1c and 5c (vertical pair) of the "Grand Republic of Central America" Coat-of-Arms issue (#175-176), all tied to preprinted envelope by violet sawtooth San Salvador origin c.d.s.'s; reverse notes New York APR 1 transit and Baltimore same-day receiver; trivial cover reduction at right, Very Fine, a beauty, very rare stamps on cover.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 319

Salvador, 1897 (Mar. 26), Lovely cover sent from El Triunfo to Washington, DC, a scarce origin, from the USS Bennington at El Triunfo, franked by the "Grand Republic of Central America" Coat-of-Arms issue in a strip of three (#176), tied by El Triunfo origin c.d.s.'s; reverse notes San Salvador MAR 31 transit, New York APR 22 transit and Washington APR 22 machine cancel receiver, Fine to Very Fine+, a splendid item with exceptionally rare stamps on cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 320

Salvador, 1897 (June 15), 15c Entire with 5c "Grand Republic of Central America" issue cover, sent Santa Ana to Santa Tecla (Scott 176), neat entire uprated by 5c issue on a double domestic rate letter, tied by bold violet Santa Ana origin c.d.s.'s; reverse shows blue "Sta Tecla" handstamp with matching JUN 17 1897 marking, etc.; couple minor edge tears, Very Fine, a rare stamp on cover to be sure, and an exceptional item from the Seebeck era.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 321

Salvador, 1898 (Mar. 2), Registered A.R. 12c entire, sent from Izalco to Lima, Peru, a splendid and simply gorgeous cover, uprated by 1c, 5c and 10c 1898 Allegory issues (#177, 180, 181), all tied by violet Izalco origin c.d.s.'s, with matching Registered and A.R. handstamps adjacent; reverse shows "Transito Panama" handstamp dated 14 MAR and "Correos del Peru Certificados/Lima" arrival dated 27 March, Very Fine, a beautiful little jewel from the Seebeck era.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 322

Salvador, 1899 (Apr. 26), Registered A.R. "Transito Territorial" cover from San Salvador to Cologne, splendid, neat cover, franked by 2c (2) and 12c (pair) "pinwheel" overprints (#193, 197), along with 5c "Transito Territorial" overprint, sent "via Zacapa" to Köln; front shows light, blue San Salvador Registry and A.R. handstamps along with New York Registry label, with reverse noting New York May 12 transit and Cologne May 22 receiver, Fine to Very Fine+, a wonderful example of this scarce, short-lived routing through Guatemala.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 323

Salvador, 1899 (Apr. 14), "Transito Territorial" cover from Santa Ana to Munich, attractive, franked by 13c "pinwheel" overprinted issue (#219), along with 5c "Transito Territorial" issue, to pay the newly introduced fee for mail sent via Guatemala; small corner repair and part of back missing, though New York transit and partial arrival noted, Fine to Very Fine, a rare stamp on cover from this short-lived arrangement.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 324

Salvador, 1899 (Mar. 10), 5c "Transito Territorial" issue uprated postal card usage, from Santa Ana to Berlin (Scott 189), lovely 1c Servicio Urbano postal card uprated by 2c "pinwheel" (#214) along with 5c "Transito Territorial" overprint (#189), all tied by Santa Ana violet origin c.d.s.'s; front shows MAR 23 Foreign Transit c.d.s. along with German 4.4.99 arrival; fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500

A choice and rare example of this short-lived service across Guatemala, where these special stamps were used for a mere 11 weeks
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Current Bid $180
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Lot 325

Salvador, 1899 (Apr. 21), "Transito Territorial" cover from Santa Ana to San Francisco (Scott 189), a superb quality cover, franked by 10c and 3c "pinwheel" overprint issues (#196, 215) along with 5c "Transito Territorial" issue, all tied by neat violet Santa Ana origin c.d.s.'s; reverse shows bold violet oval "Sucursal del Banco/Salvadoreño/ABR 17 1899/Santa Ana" handstamp, along with San Francisco MAY 6 99 receiver, Very Fine, a fresh, exceptional example of this short-lived routing through Guatemala.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 326

Salvador, 1899 (Apr. 7), "Transito Territorial" cover, sent Santa Ana to San Francisco (Scott 189), a lovely and rare cover franked by 2c and 10c "pinwheel"-overprinted issue (#214, 217) along with 5c "Transito Territorial" issue, all tied by violet blue Santa Ana origin c.d.s.'s; cover sent "via Zacapa" as normal, with both manuscript endorsement and violet "Correos/10 ABR 1899/Zacapa" handstamp; reverse shows New Orleans APR 17 transit and San Francisco APR 22 machine cancel receiver, Fine to Very Fine+, a splendid example of this short-lived arrangement.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 327

Salvador, ca. 1899-1902, "Pinwheel" issues, select group of covers, lovely, nearly all premium selection of 16 items, showing a remarkable range of frankings, usages, origins, destinations, etc.; we note four 5c #216 values on choice Registered A.R. cover to Costa Rica; a 1c and 12c combination used to Switzerland; two 13c and two 5c from different issues used to San Francisco; two 12c values used Sonsonate to the US; a superb mixed-issue 28c rate Registered A.R. cover to New York; a short-paid incoming cover from Guatemala with 10c pinwheel-overprinted Postage Dues applied, plus many, many more; a marvelous specialist's holding of these fascinating issues, Fine to Very Fine, be sure to see them all online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 328

Salvador, 1900-06, "Shield" Overprint, premium selection of postal history (Scott 263//282, etc.), an outstanding specialist's lot of 31 items, beautiful and selected for interest; these span an exceptional range of usages, including choice combination frankings, town cancels and destinations, Registry and A.R. usages, Consular Mail to China, a couple 1905 or 1906 overprinted items, and lots more, Fine to Very Fine, an exceptional holding of these difficult issues; fully imaged online.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 329

Salvador, 1904 (Aug. 30), Uprated Registered A.R. 3c postal card, from San Miguel to Nuremberg, forwarded and returned, fascinating, incredibly well-marked and traveled card originating and ending in San Miguel, Salvador; card was uprated by 5c and 10c Morazan Monument issues (#286-287), transiting through La Union on Sept. 1, New York on Oct. 11, traveling on the German-American Seapost line, and back to San Miguel on Nov. 8, Fine to Very Fine, an exceptional and rare usage.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 330

Salvador, 1906, President Pedro José Escalon, outstanding postal history collection (Scott 336-346, etc.), a remarkable, wonderfully presented and annotated specialized collection of approximately 69 covers, postal stationery items and surcharge issues from this interesting set; virtually every item is selected for interest, including underpaid examples, local and international rate usages, a wonderful range of town cancels, postage due examples, a spectacular Registered A.R. usage to Chilimatal, etc., Very Fine, a super presentation of the issue; be sure to view the entire collection on the web.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 331
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Salvador, 1907-09, National Palace, outstanding collection (Scott 355-377), specialist's delight, with many hundreds of regular issues and Officials, mint and used, with every imaginable variety present; normal examples start off each group, with doubled overprints, double overprints one inverted, double shields, years interchanged, etc., plus paper varieties, watermarked and unwatermarked examples, shades (some quite striking), doubling of basic design, prints on both sides, imperforates, part-perforates, and so much more; we'll let you discover just how much fun this lot is for yourself—it's fully imaged online, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, a remarkable holding, all ex Ross collection.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 332
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Salvador, 1907-09, National Palace, specialized collection (Scott 355-377), gorgeous study of this attractive issue, neatly presented on fully annotated homemade heavyweight pages; many hundreds of stamps in all, including plate proofs on thin card, full panes of 20 of the basic stamp, full settings of 20 of the surcharges/overprints allowing for further plating; panes exhibiting gum applied by roller and by brush, more varieties than you can count, cancels, "Shield" varieties, Provisionals, nice Postage Dues, fully described reference material, and much, much more; a winning compilation that would be nearly impossible to repeat today, Very Fine overall, completely imaged on our website.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 333

Salvador, 1910-16, National Palace, superb postal history collection (Scott 355-377), a sensational holding of 43 premier covers, each selected for interest; neatly presented on stockpages and on fully written-up homemade album pages, this collection shows the breadth of usage of this issue; an amazing line-up from start to finish, with just some of the highlights including numerous "Via Zacapa" usages and rates—featuring one two-sided, multi-franked colorful Registered A.R. cover to New York with pointing hand and "Via Zacapa y Puerto Barrios" straightline handstamp, ex Colonel Green collection; several philatelic (but stunning) covers to Consul Schernikow in New York, one featuring multiple varieties, another partially franked by pairs of #358 and 374, valid only (and cancelled) on Sept. 16, 1909; drop letter and cdv rates, Censors, imperforates on cover, postage due covers, a blind-stamped "Legation of the/United States of America" Official cover cancelled in Washington, DC, and much more besides, Very Fine, a one-of-a-kind collection; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 334
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Salvador, 1910, President Figueroa, fabulous collection (Scott 378-390, etc.), extensive and specialized collection on homemade pages, with complete annotation and full-color design enlargements; issue apparently complete including Postage Dues and Officials, with shades, paper varieties, imperforates, control numbers on back, gum varieties, etc.; stamps are complemented by 45 selected-for-interest covers and great postal stationery, with cancels, usages and destinations galore; well worth the time to inspect in detail, Very Fine on the whole, imaged in full online.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 335
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Salvador, 1912-19, Superb selection of five premium vignette die proofs (Scott 402, 404-406, 456), beautiful group of American Bank Note Company center vignettes, four for the 1912 Pictorial series, the fifth the 1col 1919 President Melendez issue; the 1912 issue offers the 1c Jose Delgado, 5c Francisco Morazan, 6c Rafael Campo, and 12c Trinidad Cabanas (couple very trivial tone specks) designs, generally Very Fine, a stunning, fresh group.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 336
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Salvador, 1914, 25c President Manuel E. Araujo, printer's proof (Scott 413), a beautiful and very rare imperforate block of four, in black on card; fresh and clean, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 337
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Salvador, 1938, US Constitution Sesquicentennial, group of proofs (Scott 572, C61), superb selection of six premium items, with unfinished die proofs in black affixed to index cards, completed die proofs for each, plus a second 30c Airmail completed die proof and a rare #572 hand-painted unfinished die proof, Very Fine, an attractive lot; see everything online.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 338
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Salvador, 1948, FDR Memorial, specialized holding (Scott 606-612), nine stockpage sides dedicated to this popular issue, replete with essays, die proofs, punched and overprinted specimens, a rare unissued color proof of the souvenir sheet (without number in selvage), a large group of 32 photo proofs, etc., Very Fine, see it all online.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 339

Salvador, 1929, 20c deep green, red "Servicio Aéreo" overprint (Scott C1a), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh, Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely example of this very scarce issue, of which only 100 examples were printed, signed A. Rendon.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 340

Salvador, 1929, 20c deep green, red "Servicio Aéreo" overprint (Scott C1a), block of 4, a simply magnificent example of this classic Airmail rarity, fresh and nicely centered with full, clean o.g.; just a suggestion of a single tiny perforation tip thin at bottom mentioned solely for accuracy, Fine to Very Fine+, with 1956 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

A major Airmail rarity, with only 100 examples printed and only a couple multiples recorded
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Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 341

Salvador, 1932 (Feb. 8), Registered A.R. Flight Cover from El Salvador to Latvia, beautiful and exceedingly rare cover, franked by 6c Lempa Bridge (#499) and "1932"-overprinted 20c regular issue (#526), along with 25c Airmail (#C13) and 15c on 10c Airmail (#C3), plus the rare 20c First Issue Airmail with red overprint (#C1a), one of only 100 examples printed; front shows black Registry and A.R. matching handstamps along with FEB 8 Correo Aereo handstamp, with all stamps tied by special barred Airmail cancels; reverse shows New York 12 Feb transit and Leipaja 29 Feb receiver, Very Fine, a terrifically rare item.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 342

Salvador, 1935, Third Central American Games, specialized selection (Scott C36-C40), a spectacular compilation of 16 items, comprising the complete set in large-size sunken die proof "pairs", in issued colors but for the 1c value, which is in the same color as the 25c value (violet), with the "set" quite possibly unique; in addition, we note the Discus Thrower in vertical strips of eight in different colors, punched "Columbian Bank Note Co Chicago", plus as horizontal strips of three imperforate trial color examples; the 1c value of the die proof pairs with minor wrinkle, but overall fresh, generally Very Fine, a superb thematic group for the specialist; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 343

Salvador, 1936 (Sept. 26), Ninth Hindenburg North American Flight cover, sent San Salvador to Rotterdam, Holland, attractive Zeppelin flight bearing 15c (#565), 30c (#C46) and 1col (#C45) postage, tied by violet airplane cachet and matching "Correo Aereo/26/SET/1936" handstamp; front additionally shows "Por Zeppelin Hindenburg" and "Connecting Flight" notations, along with green Hindenburg Zeppelin cachet; reverse notes Frankfurt Oct. 3 transit and Rotterdam 5 Oct. arrival, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce flight.
Sieger 440B.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 344

Salvador, 1896 (Oct. 17), Large-size Official cover, from San Salvador to Stockholm, lovely and rare cover, franked by 3c yellow brown, 12c slate and 30c deep green (3) Official issues, cancelled by violet "Admon. Central de Correos/OCT 7 1896/San Salvador C.A." c.d.s., with violet Swedish "Utrikes Dept/3 Nov 96" handstamp on front; reverse notes beautiful, ornate Secretary of the Republic flap seal handstamp in violet, plus "New York Foreign Transit Oct 21 96" c.d.s. and Stockholm Nov. 3 arrival marking, Very Fine, a rare Official usage from the Seebeck era.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 345

Salvador, 1896-1902, Oval "Franqueo Oficial" Issue, group of covers (Scott O25//O193), a superb, select group of nine, with each and every one a premium item;; we note a terrific array of franking combinations, origins and destinations of merit, Registered and A.R. usages, Officials on private mail, etc., Fine to Very Fine, completely imaged online, superb specialist group of scarce to rare items on cover.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 346

Salvador, 1900, Reissued Officials, premium selection of four covers (Scott O175,O177), lovely and rare quartet of 1899 "Franqueo Official" issues, which most authorities believe were never placed in use, but were then hole-punched for ordinary mail; we note two 5c examples along with 2c "pinwheel" used to San Francisco, plus three 13c covers, one with additional 2c postage on Registered A.R. cover to San Salvador from Santiago de Maria, a 13c single franking to New York and a second 13c franking to Paris, Fine to Very Fine, rare stamps on cover to be sure.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 347

Salvador, ca. 1912-15, Officials, excellent selection of covers, lovely array of covers franked with a variety of "Oficial"-overprinted and/or surcharged issues, Fine to Very Fine, be sure to see them all on our website.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 348

Salvador, 1900-05, Postal Tax, exceptional selection of five covers (Scott RA1, RA3), beautiful and very scarce quintet with 1900-04 Postal Tax stamps affixed, all with other frankings as normal, with three of the covers showing stamps affixed to front; we note a rare 1904 usage on US Consular Service cover from La Union; a choice Registered example with four Shield issue stamps; plus three lovely examples to San Salvador from Santa Ana, Santiago de Maria and La Libertas, Fine to Very Fine, a choice, rare group.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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