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Lot 518
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Africa, an Assembly of Proofs and Imperforates, 1953-71. Including nearly 150 artist's proofs and épreuves de luxe, comprising Algeria (2) with B83 signed artist's proof in black, Cameroun (21) with C31 artist's proofs x 15 in different single colors or shades, Central African Republic (12), Chad (5), Comoro Island, Congo Republic (2), Dahomey (12), Gabon (8), Ivory Coast (3), Madagascar (2), Mali (8), Mauritania (5), Morocco (8) with 1963 Freedom from Hunger artist's proof of 50c essay in sepia, Niger (6), Senegal (7), Somali Coast (18) #268//286 and C20//C23 signed artist's proofs in different colors, Togo (16), Tunisia, and Upper Volta (13), also a group of imperforates with multiples, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 519

Africa, Independent Nations, Impressive Mint Inventory, 1950's up. A high end inventory of only better sets, singles and booklets from over a dozen countries comprised of several hundred black display cards with stamps neatly mounted on each and ready for resale, looks 99% never hinged and mainly sets over $10 each with most in the higher ranges. Condition is uniformly F-VF or better. We note Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Maalawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Nigeria, Nyussa plus a bonus section of Palau, Marshall Islands adn Micronesia all with decent value. Well worth a look. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 520
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Asia, Excellent & Substantial Old-Time Dealer's Pickings. Lovely and wide-ranging assemblage of perhaps 1400 or so items, all neatly presented, generally by country, on 37 6" x 9" stockcards; we note useful China (12 cards) with Local Posts, etc., the bulk of value in China proper including mint #5, used #9, 1c and 2c Red Revenues, plus some Dowagers, Shanghai, etc.; Japan (12 cards) includes nice Cherry Blossoms, Kobans and Chrysanthemums, with better mint values, cancels, Revenues, etc.; we also note good Hong Kong (8 cards) with better Queen Victorias, cancels and Revenues; Thailand (2½ cards) with all earlies, numerous Kedah usages, plus a showing of Nepal, Tuva, Mongolia, etc.; nice mix of popular material, generally Fine to Very Fine, be sure to see it all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 521
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Asia, Diverse and Interesting Accumulation, 1860's-1970's. Nice lot of unusual sections, with complete sheets of Korea 59-60, 61, 63, a nice group of 7 Japanese Chrysanthemum issues franking covers used from Korea, a nice group of 1980's PRC flight covers, an attractive group of approximately 30 Korean commercial covers, mostly from the 1950's - 70's, a wide ranging selection of approximately 120 Japanese postal or picture postcards, mostly from the early to mid 20th century, though several attractive examples noted, a large quantity of Japan Scott #355 imperf, many 100's in all, a meaty group of mostly used Japanese Koban's Chrysanthemums and Tazawa issues, unchecked for cancels, with a few nice mint surprises. Additionally, there are approximately 100 Japanese miscellaneous covers, mostly from the 1930's - 60's with a wide range of usages. Finally, we found a blue binder with a nice range of more interesting, mostly from Japan, but with several nice Korean items as well. Interesting holding, well suited for breakdown., generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 11.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 522
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Asia, Odds and Ends Accumulation, late 19th Century to 2004. Interesting group of little odds and ends, small partial collections, groups of covers, postal cards and postcards (including some interesting picture postcards), groups of stamps on stock pages, groups of glassines filled with stamp sets, occasional souvenir sheets, etc., with eye catching items as follows: China group of three passports used to travel the world from 1950 to 1970's with many trips to Western Europe, Brazil and the U.S., group of earlier covers with 6 picture postcards from U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China, 28 covers from late 1930's-1940's and 7 early used and unused postal cards from 1900's-1920's, two volumes of China with first album containing many early Imperial surcharges, early Republic and early Treaty Port issues, each on 102 card and filling binder of stock pages, plus 14 black stockpages of early Republic of China issues, second volume contains Republic of China used from 1990-2004, Republic of China 1448-9, 1471-74, Formosa Boy Scout 1947 (4 sets) of 1947 sheets, Yunnan 45-48, 98-101, PRC many early 1950's reprints, Scott 1557-72 (T44 set), Japan covers, two Karl Lewis hand painted covers (C11 and C14), 1919 Dove issue on Rural farming and couple with dove postcard, early Geisha picture postcard, two early 1910's Okayama picture postcards, 16 early 1900's to 1940's covers or postcards, several with censors and with Germany or U.S. destinations, four 1908-12 postal cards to Germany via Hong Kong or Siberia, better singles include 57, 139, 150-51, 5 park souvenir sheets with folders including 288a, 311a, 381a, 385a, 479 (2), 498a, 636A, Korea 91-92, four Korea-American War propaganda leaflets and group of Grim Reapers Association (Korea) 13th Bombardment stationary, Vietnam 61 Viet Minh issues from 1945-48 (1L1//1L61), usual mixed centering and condition, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 13.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 523
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Asia, Large Accumulation, late 19th century to 2001. Great group of stamps, filled with varieties and scarcities that are not usually available on the market and should add spice to your collection or inventory if you are the lucky winner of this lot. These stamps were accumulated by a lover of the esoteric, with Afghanistan 496/505 group of four sports printer's chromaline two color proofs, 473, 482, 549 and 551 Buzkashi sheets of 25, 91 1986-89 Kniga signed perforated (with different perfs than issued stamps) mounted on signed printers proof, only 10 sets of each prepared (only 3-4 of which were released to collectors), F9 complete sheet of 56, RA5-7 group of complete sheets, RA9-10 complete sheets, group of 7 postally used covers, many imperforate complete sets, Burma collection of 168 stamps on album pages, military, interim officials, 1989 unissued costumes, mint, Japanese occupation peacock SG types identified (SG £850+ if genuine), also 1943 2c imperf pair, revenue, etc, 1942 occupation cover with Scott 1N4 tied to Japanese Special Service Post cover to Rangoon, China approximately 500 China Republic and early PRC stamps in two stock books, Northeast China 1L125 block of 25 and 1L130 sheet of 100, Hong Kong mint QEII partial set with $5 and $10, India Jaipur State 40+ used postal cards and 39 Merchant postcards, with town cancels from 1930's-1940's, thousands of stamps of India 1971 refugee relief mint stamps with various errors, double and triple prints, printed on back, printed sideways, inverted, many varieties, etc., Japan 283a (5 1938 souvenir sheets with folders), small stockbook of pre WWII used issues, small shirt box filled with 1960's-1970's Japanese postage, nice omnibus collection of 1970 Osaka from various worldwide countries commemorating the stamp show, Four 1960's-80's North Korean covers (three appear postally used) and stockpage with some earlier issues, envelopes of what appears to be yearsets from 1976-91, 1996-2001 with stockbook and stock pages of mint issues, mint collection from 1976-83, small stockbook of earlier propaganda postage stamps from the 1970's-80's and many first day covers and mint sets, Laos Michel Block 5 Kings gold foil souvenir sheet, Nepal 6 forgery sheets of early classic issues, Scott 119 imperforate pair, block of four and full sheet (6 with watermark variety), Philippines set of 10 Internal Revenue stamps, Tibet 8 forgery sheets of early classic issues, Vietnam C5-9 exploded set of imperforate sheetlets from booklet, North Vietnam four stock pages of stamps issued after the French Expulsion and during American War, several proofs of Scott 1507 Lighthouse stamp, and more, from Leo Malz collection, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 40.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 524
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Asia, Country Collections. Including Israel, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Yemen plus a group of circuit pages with miscellaneous Asian sets and singles, issues to the 1990s primarily on homemade pages (Israel to 2000s) and with some better as Israel 7-9 used, 16 mint, Korea 40-43 used, Philippines Spanish and US administrations plus Republic issues and including some 1945/45 philatelic covers and FDC, Thailand 5 used, 269-71 NH, 278-82 mint, 291-95 mint, 309-14 mint, very strong mint 1960s/70s with many better mint sets and singles including many NH, etc., usual mixed condition in the early issues but generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 38 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 525
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Middle East, Massive Accumulation, 19th century to 2000's. Many thousands (perhaps tens of thousands of stamps) in sets, souvenir sheets, essays, proofs, errors, freaks, many topicals, varieties, collections, stocks, folders of sheets, etcetera. This collector gravitated toward the unusual, so many of his interests were areas that were not widely available in many places, so expect to find very unusual items you may never see in this large of a quantity again. A few highlights include: Dubai set of nine photograph unissued essays, 1964 Space double overprint varieties, set of sheets of 1963 WHO and Freedom from Hunger issues, 1964 Olympics hundreds of stamps with many overprint varieties with inverted, double prints, shifts, partially omitted verbiage, etc., small box filled with over 100 and possibly hundreds of early 1960's souvenir sheets, with various printing varieties, many unused aerograms, Israel small collection of 74 Ottoman Empire stamps cancelled in Palestine, Jordan 435 1964 Space imperforate complete sheet, Kuwait 392 double print (3), Libya, small stockbook filled with mint and used stamps from 1950's-60's, Lebanon C758-87 (2 sets),Qatar 42-46 (7 sets), 60a double brown and black inscription, many early fish trial color and color omitted varieties, 1966 Internal Coop Year, 15 perf and 15 imperf sheetlets, perf black UN 20th Anniversary overprint (26 sheets), perf and imperf red UN 20th Anniversary overprint sheetlets, 108G pair (with and without overprint), 232-27 four trial color proof sets,Ras Al Khaima 1965 International Coop Year set of sheets, Saudi Arabia 730 var, center printed in black and blue, collection on Minkus pages, from early Hejaz issues to 1980's, Syria collection of used stamps and covers, each with clear town cancels and organized by town cancel, small stock book of French era Syria overprint errors (inverted, printed on reverse, etc.), United Arab Emirates 1-12 (5 complete sets), many common mixed with occasional errors, proofs, souvenir sheets, large multiples, albums, etc., with four Volumes of Egyptology, Revenue album, filled with Syria, Lebanon, Egypt with several revenue documents with birth certificate, 1966 University of Baghdad College of Medicine diploma tax certificate, visa stamps on passport pages, and other interesting documents, small stock of complete mint sets of Kuwait, Oman and Iraq on 102 cards, small stock book of Trucial States errors and freaks, two Scott specialty albums, one filled with Aden, Southern Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, Muscat and Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc., the other album containing War of Liberation of Egypt, Iraq and Transjordan, from Leo Malz collection, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 143.6 lbs.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $12,000.
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Lot 526

Middle East, Aden-to-Yemen Space-themed Compilation. A Magellanic Cloud of astrophilately material, with thousands of items from the southern Arabian Peninsula, encompassing Aden, all the Trucial States, and Yemen; the dealer will find nothing nebulous here, as every issue is in its own glassine with typed identification by Michel number; the galaxy of material includes souvenir sheets, deluxe sheets, imperforate blocks, missing colors, etc., along with issued items; all mint with tremendous variety and a stellar cumulative catalogue value, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, your own ready-made Space station. Shipping charges apply - weight 13.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,800 - 2,200.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 527
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Middle East, Mostly Mint Collection 1950-2000. A wonderous collection housed in 11 stockbooks and on pages; we begin this journey with Aden #1-10, 16-27a, 30-31; Kathiri State #1-11; Qu'aiti #29-40, 41-52; Bahrain #247a, 256, 295, 301, 313, 348, 492 (2), 586; UAE #13-24, 36-39, 40-42, 46a, 69-82, 116, 537-541; Kuwait, Oman #25-26, 63 (block of four), 94-105 (2), 106-109 (blocks of four), 110-121 (2), 122 inverted overprint, 139-150, 160 perforated color proof with double overprint, 200-203 deluxe imperforate, 220a, 310a, 329a; Qatar #37-41, 69-85, 98 (2), 104B, 127-127E, 187a, 190-195, 206-211, 232-237, plus dozens of varieties; duplication of even expensive stamps and sheets; if you deal in Middle East, this one's for you—the buy of the year, Fine to Very Fine, see a sample online. Shipping charges apply - weight 24.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $6,500.
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Lot 528

Middle East, Large Cover and Revenue Stamped Paper Accumulation, Late 19th Century To 2000's. Strong group if you like early or modern Middle East, with many thousands of covers, from early Classic Ottoman and European Colonial period to 2000's with scarce modern usages and many great sections between, with approximately 300 better covers from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Ottoman Empire, etc. filled with better covers ranging from $10 up to a couple better covers that Leo marked with a retail price of $300, two small Dubai cover collections with FDC's from 1964-1972 and 1964 Boy Scouts Postal Stationary with errors, proofs, unissued, etc., nice group of Palestine with many registered, censored, postcards, etc., early Israel covers, as well as 17 early Ottoman Empire (in Palestine) or European Countries with offices in Palestine (German, Italian and Austrian), approximately 150 Libia covers from 1952 to 1980's, 150-200 mostly 1960's covers from countries that later mostly joint together to form United Arab Emirates that are so difficult to find postally used, including Fujeira, Umm Al Qiwain, Yemen and Ajman, 150+ United Arab Emirates covers from the 1990's to early 2000's, approximately 100 large Kuwait covers from 90's-00's, 30+ mostly 1950's covers from Saudi Arabia to USA, mostly ARAMCO corner card or return address, 100+ Oman covers (mostly to Bangladesh) from 1980's to 2000's, approximately 250+ covers addressed to Voice of America in Washington D.C., USA from hot spots around future hotspots around the Middle East, like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, etc., 3000+ 1990's covers from Egypt (addressed to Green Card Information in Los Angeles, Ca.), Aden 30+ 1955-57 forces airmail covers from various military bases or hospitals, 99 Jordan covers with various town cancels from the 1950's, 100++ Iraq covers from early Mesopotamia period to Suddam Hussain era, Revenue Documents, with various parcel receipts with over a dozen Sudan / Egypt, approximately 135 dispatch notes (customs forms) from United Arab Emirates (Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Umm Al Qiwain, Fujeirah), 50+ Kuwait parcel receipts, Bahrain 24 dispatch note (customs forms) from late 1980's with high value postage stamp denominations, approximately 250+ Egypt commercial documents franked with many hundreds of stamps, with various revenue stamps, with customs, receipts, import/export or exchange documents in several different languages, from Leo Malz collection, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 65.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $6,500.
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Lot 529
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South East Asia, An Assembly of Proofs and Imperforates, 1956-70. Comprising Cambodia with 19 épreuves de luxe including 1965 unissued International Cooperation Year 3r to 9r, and Laos with 4 épreuves de luxe including 1963 Freedom from Hunger miniature sheet on thick card and issued perf. and imperf. (two) miniature sheets each with left panel of $5 in green (#84b), all with "Atelier de Fabrication des Timbres-Poste. Paris" imprints, o.g., n.h., one has disturbed gum, also a small group of imperforates with blocks of four, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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