STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Private Treaty Sale


 
Lot 28

()

Czechoslovakia, 1984, Unissued 1K Pole Vaulter inscribed "Los Angeles 1984" (Scott 2527 var. Yvert 2600 var), without gum (as often), pristine and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine; signed Karásek with his 1992 certificate. Yvert €7,500 ($8,410).

When the Soviet Union (and by extension, the Eastern Bloc countries) decided to boycott the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, all stamp stocks that had already been printed were recalled and destroyed. In Czechoslovakia, only a very few examples—17 or 18, according to one source—of the 1K value survived.

The Czech set of four (Scott #2527-2530) was subsequently reprinted without the three-line upper left inscription referring to the Olympics and Los Angeles.

A key item for the Czechoslovakia or Olympics collector.


Price: $2,000; £1,570; €1,700; 20,000 SEK; HK$15,600.



Go to lot:  




Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC
The Oldest Philatelic Auction House in the United States, established in 1885.
 
Administrative Office:
22 Shelter Rock Lane, Unit 53
Danbury, CT 06810, USA

Tel: 203.830.2500
Fax: 203.297.6059
  Boston Area Office:
181 Wells Avenue, Suite 105
Newton, MA 02459, USA

Tel: 781.453.0990
Fax: 781.453.0945
 

info@kelleherauctions.com

 

payments accepted via:

 

follow us on: