Sale 744

Lot 131


Haiti, 1933-40, Pictorials, set of 13 large die proofs (Scott 325-334), in issued colors with all the listed shades, on India paper, each with die number, mounted on American Bank Note Company index cards (228 x 152 mm) with dates, file numbers, engravers' names, and production notations; about half have marginal peripheral glue stains in corners from affixing and the 2.50g has small piece of scotch tape neatly applied in outer margin at top left corner, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.

Opening Bid $1,200

Lot 185

Honduras, 1889 (June 10), Magnificent President Morazan-franked cover, from Tegucigalpa to Syracuse, NY (Scott 30), a breathtaking, fresh cover franked by ten examples of the 1c violet issue, in a horizontal strip of five on the front, plus a strip of three and a pair on reverse, all cancelled and tied by violet star-in-circle killers, with perfect strike of Tegucigalpa origin c.d.s. adjacent; reverse notes New Orleans JUN 25 transit and Syracuse JUN 29 receiver, Very Fine, simply put, a magnificent and rare showpiece.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Opening Bid $500

Lot 216


Honduras, 1925, Proof strike of "AERO CORREO" overprint on 1c Morazan Statue issue, a nicely centered example of this major Honduran Airmail rarity, T.C. Pound's Provisional Airmail—created April 29 in anticipation of the first Honduran Airmail flight on May 1; with original gum, though possessing some faults—notably a small pinhole and creasing, etc.—all of which are largely irrelevant as this represents one of only four examples of this proof extant, as noted in the accompanying 1980 Friedl Expert Committee certificate (though we could find just two prior examples recorded); this item is listed in the 1972 Sanabria catalogue as "#1" with a catalogue value—then—of $6,500, Very Fine.
Sanabria 1.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Without question, one of the rarest Airmail stamps in the world

Opening Bid $1,500

Lot 237

Honduras, 1932, 15c on 10c blue, on horizontally overprinted "OFICIAL" stamp of 1921, full pane of 25, a remarkable, wonderfully fresh pane offerig full, clean original gum along with wonderfully fresh overall appearance; additionally, the second row of five shows the unrecorded variety with "1932" inverted; perforation separations along bottom row subsequent to the accompanying certificates, Fine to Very Fine and choice, with 1983 Friedl and Enzo Diena certificates.
Sanabria 117B.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

The only sheet extant, and one of the true showpiece items from a country that arguably boasts some of the world's premier Airmail items. The 1972 Sanabria catalogue values the sheet at $50,000, but that lofty figure does not include the five rare inverted "1932" errors, which undoubtedly are the only examples in existence.

Opening Bid $4,000

Lot 340

Salvador, 1929, 20c deep green, red "Servicio Aéreo" overprint (Scott C1a), block of 4, a simply magnificent example of this classic Airmail rarity, fresh and nicely centered with full, clean o.g.; just a suggestion of a single tiny perforation tip thin at bottom mentioned solely for accuracy, Fine to Very Fine+, with 1956 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

A major Airmail rarity, with only 100 examples printed and only a couple multiples recorded

Opening Bid $1,000

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