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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


Honduras




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Lot 432

Honduras, Enticing Postal History Sampler, 1893-1940, solid binder of 37 items on stockpages; includes postal cards, entires and wrappers, picture post cards (a couple appearing to be real photos), Official mail, etc.; cancels from around the country in magenta, blue and violet; note a Paquebot cancel, an Official cover franked in part by #CO13 missing the "i" of "Exterior", uprated stationery, etc.; a nice lot, the picture post cards offering a glimpse at past times, Fine to Very Fine, imaged in full online.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 433

Honduras, Wide-ranging, Solid Holding of Postal History, excellent selection of approximately 150 items, with nearly all the coverage from the early 20th century to 1950, but bulk of value to the 1930s; we note a bit of everything here, with good Bridge, Theater, and Monument issue frankings, plus Officials, slogan cancels, advertising covers, Registered usages, paquebot, several early bisect usages, and much, much more, Fine to Very Fine, lovely specialist group; be sure to view online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 434

Honduras, Superb, Valuable Selection of 23 Premium Airmail Covers, late 1920s to early 1930s, an outstanding and varied specialist's selection, including an Oct. 7, 1929 First Flight, Tegucigalpa to Tela, showing the first use of the Provisional Airmail stamps (rare); a 1933 Official Registered cover showing legitimate use of #CO27, CO30 and CO38A; 1931 FAM flight, San Salvador to Paraguay; some amazing varieties on cover like Scott #C59a and C74b, Sanabria #62a inverted overprint and #66 pair (very scarce), etc., Fine to Very Fine, wonderful holding of these fascinating issues; see them all online.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 435
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Honduras, The "BOB's Su Tío" Assemblage, binder with 36 pages of, well, a little bit of everything Back-of-the-Book; note Telegraph stamps mint, Revenues overprinted "T.S. de C." (various overprint flaws), Municipal Revenues, Waterlow Specimens in blocks of four, Federal Revenues (including two "Pro Sanatorio"), radiogram and telegram forms, several pages of documents on revenue paper with additional adhesives, four pages of c.d.s. cut-outs, plus a pretty and interesting array of mostly Official covers, including Airs with overprint flaws, Consular mail (with a mix of "Free" handstamps), a Censored cover, etc.; a bit hodge-podge, but neat material to the last, Very Fine, worth inspection; see it all online.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 436
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Honduras, Sound Stock Selection, 1865-1944 (Scott 1//343), arranged by Scott in a 32-page Showgard stockbook, 27 pages of which (54 sides) are filled with mint and used of the country, from #1 (3 mint, pair used) and #2 (4 mint, 1 used), through the revaluation issues of 1944-45; useful duplication for nearly every item, allowing for extensive study or for extended sales; note numerous shade varieties (some quite catchy), cancels in a rainbow of colors and an atlas of locales, overprints and surcharges, blocks and larger multiples, a half-page of "unlisted in Scott" items, plus an interesting letter from 1935 from Alex A. Cohen guaranteeing the genuineness of #220, 223a and 229a, all obtained from the son of the late Vice President Quesada; apart from several inverted 1929-30 overprints, no errors spotted, but a wealth of material not often found in such condition or quantity, Fine to Very Fine or better throughout, a great holding, imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 437
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Honduras, Captivating Airmails and Officials Compilation, 1890-1940 (Scott C1//O105), neatly arranged by Scott in a G&K stockbook and comprising #C1//C108, #CB1-CB4, CO1//CO51 and O1//O105—though sadly, despite the spine label, without the Black Honduras; large majority mint, with the used present clean and sound and including singles, pairs and blocks; note numerous errors of overprints among the Airs (commas for periods, missing or inverted letters, dropped letters, etc.); useful duplication throughout, allowing for shade and variety searches and/or a solid restock; well worth the time to review, Fine to Very Fine or better throughout, see it all imaged online.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 438
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Honduras, Powerful Proofs and Varieties Collection, 1878-1939, neatly arranged in a G&K stockbook with all material identified by Scott; begins with a set of mint/unused #30a-36a (2 each), followed by Trial Color Proofs of #30-36 on card or stamp paper; plus Trial Colors of the 1890 Arms of Honduras issue (#40-50), most with "Hamilton Bank Note Co., New York" imprints, and 1891 Bográn issue (#51-64); some later Trial Colors (especially the 1892 Columbus issue, #65-75), but generally errors and varieties, with imperforates and part-perforates, inverted centers (including two each of #63a and 64a), bisects used on piece, plus surcharges doubled, inverted, different colors together, etc., etc.; a specialist's delight, with minimal but useful duplication, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, worth review; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 439
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Honduras, Scintillating Stock of Varieties, 1890-1940, in a G&K stockbook identified by Scott or Sanabria, and comprising #C13C//C100d, CB4, CO1//CO51, and O13//O101; all the minor numbers you major collectors love, with imperforates and part-perforates, shades; surcharges doubled, inverted, omitted and any combination thereof; Specimens, etc., etc.; note "T.S. de C." overprints in various colors, Muestra overprints on #C84 through about C90, CB4 (3), CO44-CO51 (3 each); and much more; fresh and sound throughout, with useful duplication, Fine to Very Fine or better throughout, a grand holding worthy of close inspection; see it all imaged online.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 440
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Honduras, Impressive Semi-Specialized Collection, 1865-1981, presented in two slipcased Scott Specialty albums, volume 1 running to about 1941, vol. 2 with Officials, Airs, later regular issues and some stationery cut squares; begins with very pretty used #1 and 2, a sampling of mint and used Tegucigalpa Issues, with basic stamps largely complete from the 1878 series; what sets this collection apart are the myriad proofs, essays, trial colors, multiples and usages that are presented throughout, starting with the 1890 Coat-of-Arms Issue and including collective sunken die proofs of the Justice issue, an unissued 3c Justice proof in black, three Peace issues used on a mourning cover, #264 complete pane of 25 with surcharges inverted (noted by collector as the only known intact sheet), plus myriad imperforates, part-perforates, surcharge and overprint varieties, Air Semi-Officials, and so much more, Fine to Very Fine or better throughout, unlike any other Honduras collection you've seen; imaged extensively online.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 441
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Honduras, Great Specialized Collection of Airmail and Airmail Official Varieties, 31 sides of a 16-page stockbook, choc-a-bloc with EFOs of every kind imaginable; vast majority identified by Scott or Sanabria, with useful duplication for the dealer or specialist collector; holding begins with several pages of late 19th/early 20th century Officials including doubled, omitted and heavily overinked overprints, plus imperforate-between and stark shade varieties; throughout we find overprints and surcharges doubled, inverted, misspelled, shifted, omitted, printed inverted on back, etc.; vast majority of items are singles, but note several blocks, marginal pairs, tête-bêche pairs, and the like; mint ranges from no gum to never hinged, while used are nearly uniformly lightly cancelled; fresh and bright throughout, Fine to Very Fine with better, a collection near-impossible to duplicate today; see it all online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 442
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Honduras, Fantastic Stockbook of Classic Varieties, book sound, with 18 sides filled with every type of variety you could hope for, all identified by Scott or Sanabria number; we note (in the order presented; mint unless noted) strong Airs including a #C4, #C16-C17 pairs with large "1" of "1929", #C19c (2), C20b, C20c (2 singles, 3 pairs), C20d (2), #C31c and C31d (1 each used), bottom margin #C32 signed Diena, etc.; nicely duplicated holding of #119-126 and 124a (mint and used) including attractive shade varieties, imperforate-between pairs, imperforate proofs (some gummed, some without); 1929 overprint series; even an example of #256-257 with colors transposed, and much, much more; fresh and clean throughout, with material not often encountered—especially in this quantity; a boon for the dealer and specialist collector alike, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a remarkable holding; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 443
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Honduras, Sensational Study/Stock of 1933 Lempira Issue Airmail Official Overprints, in a like-new Lighthouse stockbook, 28 sides of which are filled with every imaginable overprint variety; nearly all mint (we spotted maybe a half-dozen cleanly used examples mixed in), with singles, pairs, blocks and larger multiples, most identified by Scott and/or Sanabria; note four imperforate-between pairs and three imperforate pairs (all marginal) of #CO15; blocks of nine and (irregular) 18 of #CO28; single, block of four and block of 15 each with #CO38A ("193" for "1933"), overprints with dropped letters, letters or punctuation omitted, inverted, one of two overprints inverted, both overprints inverted, "Oficial" missing, offset on gum, etc., etc., etc., along with basic stamps in shades; a compilation that could not be duplicated today, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, truly stunning; see it all online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 444
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Honduras, Tail-End of a Powerful Collection, with plenty of life still left; an eclectic holding on various pages, ranging from used classics to fancy cancels, invalidated stamps ("Sin valor" overprinted), part-perforated items (several used!), pages of Airmail overprint and surcharge varieties, Official and Airmail overprints in complete (or nearly so) panes, #240 in a full pane including tête-bêche overprint pairs, plus numerous surcharge errors and varieties, as well as a partial pane in dark brown on coarse, rough paper (noted by the original Koerber write-up as "considered by Green to be rare") with violet Arms Oficial handstamp on reverse, etc., etc.; a boon for dealer and specialist alike, Fine to Very Fine or better, see it all online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 445
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Honduras, Tela Airmail Overprints Collection, 1932, a handsome holding, presented over 13 sides of a G&K stockbook; over 100 items in total, the majority being blocks of four or larger; overprints are found in every imaginable permutation, fully or partially inverted, inverted-normal pairs, doubled, double "Aéreo", partial overprint in selvage, broken letters, etc., etc.; includes several used examples; gum ranges from no gum to never hinged; a true old-time compilation, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, imaged in full on our website; close review will be rewarded.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 446
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Honduras, Quirky Quixotic Collection, 1878-1975, neatly presented on homemade album pages, each fully and usefully annotated, presented in an overfilled binder; there's a bit of everything here for the Honduras hound, starting with several small format 19th century prints, perforated plate proofs (?) of the 1878 Morazán issue, and moving quickly into a wide-ranging postal history selection, with domestic and international usages, an array of frankings and rates, a 1914 cover with Buzon (street letter box) marking, multicolor frankings, an advertising cover or two, overprints, bisects, etc.; these are followed by a lovely little group of postal stationery items mint, a wonderful array of picture post cards, several complete sets 1931-60, and much more besides, Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth reviewing online.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 447
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Honduras, Beautiful, Specialized Old-Time Postal-Fiscal Collection, 1898, lovely and fascinating, keenly assembled and well-annotated collection on a small group of homemade pages, offering a nice range of used stamps (21), plus usages on three covers, including 1c and 7c (2, total 15c) to New York, 5c and 10c to US, and 5c on reverse of cover (stamp missing on front)—plus a combination piece with 1898 5c Locomotive stamp and three 2c values, Very Fine, an extremely rare group, as very few Postal-Fiscal covers are known.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 448
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Honduras, Sensational Revenue Specimens Collection, 1927-32, filling 12 sides of a G&K stockbook, a wonderful selection of these Revenues, nearly all in blocks or strips of four; all bear the American Bank Note Company's "SPECIMEN" overprint (in different sizes and fonts) and their security punch-hole; all but five mint, three "used" handstamped in red "Return to/Record & Specimen Dep[artment]", another so handstamped without security punch but with star punch cancel, the fifth with just the star punch; note run-of-the-mill "Renta de Timbre" issues plus Phosphor, Tobacco, Primary Education and Consular Service items; numerous stamps in shades, several items with differing values se-tenant, even a few imperforates, Very Fine, a magnificent holding, uniformly clean, rarely encountered.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 449
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Honduras, Exceptional Semi-Specialized Stock, 1903-64, on 19 stockpage sides, most in black cards or mounts; a wonderful array of the odd, uncommon and erroneous, including a horizontal block of eight #312 with shifted overprint (left four stamps unoverprinted), a 1903 Garidola die proof, 50c Air Semi-Official tied by 1927 cancel to piece, 1911 Steamer 5c to 1p in imperforate plate proof blocks of four, 1915-16 Officials complete used as blocks of four, #256-257 in transposed colors, perforated and imperforate Baraona, 1916 Bertrand in various colors (some part-perforated, one imperforate block of four); #194-198 in various colors, with imperforates, part-perforates, and sheetlets of one; numerous 1929-30 overprints with varieties, a wealth of Airmail and Official overprints with errors galore (some in pair w normal), some Specimens, and much more besides; wonderfully fresh and clean throughout, Very Fine overall, a must-see; imaged in full online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 450
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Honduras, Compelling Stock Compilation of Varieties, a 16-page (32-side) Lighthouse stockbook, nearly filled with a wide range of minor-number or unlisted varieties to fill out your collection; begins with a nice selection of First Issues mint and used (cancels including manuscript, town and target), followed by an array of part-perforated or imperforate Bográns, including a mint #64a; further we find strong Arms and Bográn part-perforated, imperforate or in unissued colors; a nice mint and used holding of Locomotives; bisects used on piece, plus later issues—basic and overprinted—in every variety available, plus Permitase used singles and mint pairs, blocks and strips, etc., etc.; generally fresh, though some with minor toning, Very Fine on the whole, a specialist's delight; see it all online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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