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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


Salvador




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Lot 471

Salvador, Massive, Diverse and Valuable Postal History Specialist's Selection, a superb holding of literally hundreds of covers, ranging from a lovely sampling of six or so pre-stamp covers to a fine range of the fascinating Seebeck-era items, to numerous nice "pinwheel" and "shield" overprint covers, plus bisects, scarcer towns, postal card usages, along with mint stationery, rare frankings and scarce stamps on cover, etc., etc.; condition varies on some, bulk Fine to Very Fine, a very much unique assemblage that took many years to acquire; a wonderful opportunity—see for yourself online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 472

Salvador, Lovely Airmail Postal History Collection, 1932-48, excellent presentation of 88 covers offering a look at the early years of Salvadoran Airmail service; items offer a wonderfully colorful array of frankings with singles, mixed, full sets, etc., on display; numerous cancel types and colors including slogan/pictorials for Central American Youth Games and Central American Olympics, First Flight Covers including a lovely oversized TACA flight with differently colored cachet for each leg signed by the American Consul or Vice-Consul at each station, First Day Covers, many Registered usages plus A.R. and Censored items; range of destinations across Latin America plus the US and Europe (including a 1934 cover to Yugoslavia); rare usage of 1-Colon stamps on cover (including a block of four), varieties on cover, and more, generally Very Fine, a stellar lot; early Salvador flights are generally pretty scarce; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 473

Salvador, Impressive Collection of Early Flight Covers, 1930-31, a magnificent holding of 79 items from the first two years of Salvadoran Airmail; we note a 1929 cover with straightline handstamp "Via Puerto Barrios" (the "via Zacapa" route); ten cacheted First International Airmail Flight covers of Jan. 1, 1930; numerous #C1 usages (including uprating a 1930 Postal Memorandum form to Germany), #C1a on cover (only 100 printed); a catalogue-rewriting 1932 cover bearing, among others, #C10 with black surcharge (which Scott footnotes as "bogus"—but here it is on cover); numerous cancel types and colors, Registered and A.R. usages, errors and varieties (e.g., imperforates, inverted surcharges) on cover, examples of basic stamps with limited printings, etc., etc., etc., Very Fine overall, a goldmine for the pioneer Airmail enthusiast—and a steal at our low estimate; see all items online.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 474
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Salvador, Informative and Interesting Cancellation Collection, on homemade pages, informatively annotated by cancel types; begins with a fine range of target cancels by dimensions and colors, then onto oval grids, barred grids, large grids with letter "C", monogram cancels (scarce), quadrant cancels, round segmented types, expanded grids, circular dots, rhombic cancels, "FRANCO" types, early town cancels, postage dues, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a lovely lot of difficult material; enjoy the scans of the full collection online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 475
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Salvador, Excellent Selection of Proofs, a high-octane holding with proofs of every variety: vignettes, frames, unfinished, completed, from American Bank Note Company, Columbian Bank Note Company, Bradbury Wilkinson, Security Bank Note Company, Waterlow (Specimens), as issued and varieties; a few imperforate stamps an added bonus; fresh and clean throughout, Very Fine, a great specialist's lot; see it all online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 476

Salvador, Super Selection of Varieties, Etc., wonderful selection of perhaps several hundred or so items, most arranged by issue, with a sampling including strong 1896 Pictorial varieties like imperforate pairs, plus horizontal pairs imperforate-between of #147, 151-152, 157B, 157F, 157M and 157O; #175 block of six with two horizonal strips imperforate-between and at right; 1893 Ezeta issue trial color proofs on India, plus 2c (#77) vertical pair and blocks of four imperforate-between; #J17-J24 imperforate pairs; specialized group of Transito Territorial overprints, good surcharge varieties on Monuments issues, Palace definitives, and much more; a solid group, Fine to Very Fine, see a sampling online.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 477
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Salvador, Wonderful Old-Time Accumulation, interesting and valuable tail-end of a superb consignment, featuring a vintage mint and used (and occasionally duplicated) collection from the First Issue, #1-4, and going to the mid-1940s, with Back-of-the-Book present, assembled in an old springback on both album and quadrille pages; we also note a binder of unused Seebeck-era message-reply cards, a stockbook packed with Seebeck multiples, plus a fascinating and extensive specialized holding of the various President Escalon issues and overprints (#336-348, 349-351, O263-O272, etc.); excellent, fun holding, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 478
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Salvador, Exceptional Single-Volume Collection, 1867-1982, fantastic and highly comprehensive, overall mostly used collection of many hundreds in a Scott Specialty album; this is in no way a typical collection of this difficult country, as it begins with #1-4 and includes beautifully detailed plate reconstructions of #14-15, outstanding Seebeck issues with many difficult used examples, and lots of premium like #75 (unused; 1978 PF certificate), good 1889 overprints, #117-128, 146-157, 157B-157O, 159-170, 170A-170L, plus used #1-4, 228, 249 (1976 PF certificate), 294-295, 296-298, 299-311B, 326-328A, 329-335, virtually complete Airs, excellent Officials, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, a solid, clean collection; see a sampling on our website.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 479
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Salvador, Fabulous, Highly Specialized Collection of Regular Issues, 1867-1906, a massive, keenly assembled mint and used collection of thousands, neatly presented on homemade pages; coverage is as fascinating as it is astounding, starting with the 1867 issue with "0000" Specimen pair, numerous mint and used with attractive showing of various cancels, examples by shade, identified forgeries, etc.; for nearly all issues, specialization is offered by shades, cancels, extensive proofs with many hundreds in all, including 1887 issue in pairs, an 1890 10c imperforate gummed block of six; imperforate horizontally varieties, scores of various trial color proofs, India paper examples, composite proofs in strips, part-perforated and imperforate examples, overprint errors galore, amazing sections of Seebeck issues, and so much more; generally fresh and well above average condition, Very Fine as a whole, truly an exceptional lot; enjoy the video flip-through online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 480
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Salvador, Extensive Old-Time Specialist's Assemblage, 1899-1906, massive mint and used holding of many hundreds, beginning with the 1899 Estado Issue and continuing through the President Escalon Issue of 1906; mostly all the emphasis, however, lies in the "pinwheel", "shield" and handstamp surcharges, and within this context you will find an unimaginable range of surcharge and overprint varieties, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a rich holding, nearly impossible to replicate; view in full on our website.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 481
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Salvador, Wonderful, Specialized Collection, 1900-48, a very substantial collection of many, many hundreds, neatly presented in a Scott binder on homemade pages, beginning with the 1900 "Shield overprint" and Provisional issues, and continuing on through the 1948 FDR issue, with Airmails and Officials included as well; the various Provisional and overprinted issues of this period include dozens of varieties, with inverts, doubles, etc., and we note some proofs on India for the 1912 Pictorial issue (#402-411), various imperforates and part-perforates, etc.; some nicely uprated items of postal stationery are present, as well as select covers, generally Fine to Very Fine or better, lovely lot brimming with seldom-encountered material; see it all online.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 482
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Salvador, Specialized Collection, 1900-50, in three Lighthouse stockbooks with slipcase, with extensive Seebeck-era Allegorical Figure (#38-46) types including imperforates, part-perforates, strong trial color proofs plus in issued color in blocks and pairs, with similar holdings for the 1891 Volcano issue (#47-56), 1892 Landing of Columbus (#60-69) and 1896 issue (#146-157) along with Postage Dues; also features good later surcharge and overprint varieties and nice Officials, as well as lovely pre-1890 Seebecks with good early used classics, overprint varieties, later National Palace issues, and more, Very Fine overall, imaged in full online for your viewing pleasure.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 483
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Salvador, Impressive Airmail Exhibition Collection, 1929-31 (Scott C1-C23), artfully arranged on Scott quadrille pages, showing extensive plating varieties of the 1929 First and Second Issues, with covers including FAMs with multicolor frankings, 1930 Mail Plane on First Day Cover, 25c Specimen; 15c Bolivar with double impression, 25c imperforate-between vertical pair, vertically misperforated plus set on First Day Cover; 1931 Tower with offset on gum side plus set on cover and a 15c die proof block of four on India signed by the Postmaster General, and much, much more; attractive presentation, Fine to Very Fine with better, imaged in full online, rarely seen thus as these issues were printed in limited quantities.
Estimate $600 - 800

Note that the mega-rare #C1a (only 100 produced) is represented elsewhere in this sale as a single (Lot 339) and as a block of four (Lot 340)
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Current Bid $300
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Lot 484
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Salvador, Stratospheric Airmail Collection, 1929-79 (Scott C1//C467), presented in a slipcased G&K 16-page (32-side) stockbook filled with every variety imaginable; beginning with #C1, we note four "normal" stamps, four more with spelling or accent errors, plus a pair with a double albino print of the overprint (signed Sanabria); we are then treated to four examples of #C1a (of which only 100 were printed), with surcharge in red; from there, we find paper, shade and perforation varieties; imperforates and part-perforates; watermarks inverted, reversed, etc.; colors missing, centers inverted (1979 IYC issue), overprint and surcharge varieties, Specimens, proofs…it would take pages to detail them all, so instead we've imaged the collection in full on our website for your leisurely and studied perusal; grab your Sanabria—you'll need it, though you may not find everything here there, Very Fine, a great lot with a low estimate; be prepared for spirited bidding on this one.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 485

Salvador, Superb All-Used Postal Entires Collection, 1889-1929, an outstanding specialist's collection of over 100 used stamped envelopes, highly complete, including privately printed to order examples, many overseas usages with numerous uprated by additional adhesives, many commercial mail addresses, forwarding agent markings, a few Registered noted, 1900 and 1903 Postal Tax stamp usages, etc.; a few with adhesives removed, generally Fine to Very Fine, a superb holding rarely encountered and difficult to duplicate.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 486
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Salvador, Extensive Semi-Specialized Officials & Airmails Collection, 1895-1965, on homemade Minkus album pages, starting—unusually—with a page of 1900-04 Primary School Tax Stamps repurposed for postage, followed by the "standard" collection from #O1, with the first set full mint plus several used, along with reprints, doubled overprints, etc.; the collection throughout is fully annotated with numerous paper, printing, and overprint varieties, plus useful, fully identified reference material; colors fresh with cancels generally light; of particular interest are a solid array of Seebeck reprints, Ceres issues with additional cruciform perfins, wheel overprints, imperforates, kiss print doubling of overprints, broken type, color and font varieties, overprints inverted, etc.; also includes a solid offering of Airmail issues, with fully identified overprint varieties souvenir sheets used, and much, much more, Very Fine overall, an impressive old-time collection; be sure to view online, where it is imaged in full.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 487

Salvador, Extraordinary Collection of Official Covers, 1900-50, approximately 75 in all (including a few fronts), heavily weighted to the early years of the period; includes exquisite multi-stamp and multi-color frankings, some stampless, a broad range of issues used including Triangles, various sending bodies, including the Office of the President, of the Vice-President, and (oddly) Rosales Hospital, along with several US Legation or Consular Service items; a wide array of cancels and additional markings, with many Registered usages, some Censored, etc., etc.; lovely corner cards add to the charm, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, well worth review; see the whole collection online.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 488

Salvador, Superb Specialist's Mint Entires & Wrappers Collection, 1887-1925, a lifetime assembly of perhaps a couple hundred or so mint items, virtually complete for the period; includes a few printed to private order, then missing only a few of the staggering number of varieties of the 1882 and 1888 issues, etc.; some minor toning occasionally encountered, but certainly not in large order, Fine to Very Fine, an exceedingly difficult collection to duplicate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 489

Salvador, Superb Mint Postal Card & Message-Reply Card Collection, 1882-1942, extraordinary holding of over 200 items, virtually complete for the straightforward listings, but then including rare to unique items with unlisted errors, including cards connecting bottom-to-top types, unattached pairs, extensive paper variations and shades, H&G #105-106 with triple overprint, identified Seebecks, etc.; includes 45 complete Message-Reply cards; difficult to duplicate, Fine to Very Fine or better, certainly the best collection of its kind that we have seen.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 490

Salvador, Outstanding All-Used Postal Card Collection, 1883-1940s, a superb specialist's holding of approximately 140 used cards, with many premium 19th century examples present; most are selected for interest, including rare town cancels and markings; a few dozen or so uprated examples to Germany, the US, or other destinations, etc., with a great variety of different cards represented from the First Issue on, Fine to Very Fine or better, wonderful holding of these elegant, under-valued items.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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