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Collections, Stocks and Accumulations of the World
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Lot 471
Vatican, Exemplary Postal Card Collection, 1930-2008. A specialized holding in five filled-to-bursting three-ring binders, running from the 1930 Second Issue (the first with indicia) to nearly the present; solidly annotated and identified, the cards come mint, postally used, First Day-cancelled, etc.; includes both single and message-reply cards; many issues present in their original Post Office folders, with numerous official announcements included; in addition to the basic listing, a myriad of color, printing and paper variety sub-listings are here as well; vast majority mint, but used include uprated items, slogan cancels, etc., Very Fine, if you like postal stationery, you'll want to move fast to bid on this lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 28.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 472
Vatican, The Nihil Obstat All-Mint Complete Collection, 1929-2012. An awe-inspiring magnificat in four books, with nearly every last item present never hinged; the good news starts with a Lighthouse hingeless album running 1929-83 complete less the 1933 Holy Year issue (#B1-B4), with each of the 1934 Provisionals signed Enzo Diena; the collection continues in a slipcased binder of Minkus pages to 2004, while a stockbook of Benedict XVI issues round out the collection; a springback binder of manila stockpages offers a solid range of 1967-79 duplicates, most as blocks of four or six; an immaculate collection rarely encountered thus, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 16.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 473
Vatican, Angelic Aerogramme Specialized Collection, 1950-2006. Two thick binders filled with the full run of issues, starting with a First Day-cancelled #1; includes all the basic listings, plus a wealth of CEI-listed varieties; along with unlisted color shades of indiciae, paper folds, plate flaws (e.g., #2 with dot after "P" of "Par Avion", etc.), variations on internal printing, inverted overlays, double watermarks, unwatermarked varieties, etc.; many postally used with handstamped and machine cancels, several uprated; three same-day supersonic flight cachets (Tupolev, Concorde and Boeing); recent issues in manageable quantities, many with official announcements of the issue; complete annotation throughout, Very Fine overall, devilishly intriguing; well worth the time to view. Shipping charges apply - weight 13.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 474

Vatican, High End, Mint & Used Inventory, 1933-1997. Only dozens of better sets & singles both mint and used all mounted on black display cards for prompt sales of quality material. Mint highlights include: 41-46 (2 o.g.), 61-67 NH, 111 imperf at bottom NH, 122-131 & E11-E12, 129a NH, 143-144 NH blocks, 189-191 (5 NH), 737-748 (8 NH), 870-881 (5 NH), 890-894 (8 NH), 917-921 (6 NH), 1022-1027 (6 NH), 1028-1037 (4 NH), C18-C19 (3 NH & 1 o.g.), C9-C15 (7 NH), C22-C23 (2 NH), C63-C65 (4 NH), C66-C72 (4 NH), C73-C74 (8 NH), C75-C82 (2 NH), C83-C87 (10 NH), C88-C91 (3), Q1-A15 (2 NH). Plus better used includes: 41-96, 47-54. Majority of the inventory is mint NH. From an old time stock, fresh and F-Vf or better. Need to refresh your Vatican inventory, this is the perfect holding. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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