Lot 2684Monaco, 1951 Red Cross souvenir sheets complete, perf and imperf. O.g., never hinged, fresh and Very Fine. Maury No. 4,4a.
Scott No. 291b $408.
Lot 2685Monaco, 1951 Red Cross souvenir sheets complete, perf and imperf. O.g., never hinged, fresh and Very Fine. Maury No. 4,4a (no photo).
Scott No. 291b $408.
Lot 2686[Netherlands Colonies] Surinam, Airmail, 1941, 5g blue green. O.g., never hinged, beautifully centered amid evenly balanced margins, bright vibrant color, P.O. fresh and pristine, an Extremely Fine gem, a magnificent example of this this scarce stamp, very rare in never hinged condition; with 1996 C. Muis certificate. NVPH No. 18 €343 for hinged ($470).
Scott No. C18 $300 for hinged.
Lot 2687Nicaragua, 1891, 5c dark blue. Tied on 5c entire to San Francisco, Cal. by "Corinto, Nicaragua, Ene 28, 1892" cds, New York transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2688Nicaragua, Zelaya 1901-03, Bluefields covers. 2 covers; one franked with Nicaragua 10c + 5¢ definitives tied by purple Bluefields oval date stamp on 1901 cover to Maine, other 1903 cover incoming from Philadelphia, Pa. marked due, franked with Nicaragua 10c pair plus Zelaya 20c overprint issue tied by magenta oval date stamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1L14 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2689Paraguay, 1870, 1r rose. Clear to mostly large margins, two tiny pinhead size scrapes, neatly tied by blue Asuncion cds on small 1871 cover to Parana with arrival backstamp, cover with rounded corner at bottom right, F.-V.F., a very scarce stamp on cover.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Lot 2690Peru, 1878 cover to San Francisco. Franked with 1874-84 10c green in combination with Great Britain 2d blue (three singles) tied by numeral "C38" in barred oval of the British Post Office in Callao with cds on reverse, sent via "Panama" with "San Francisco Steam Ship" cds arrival and "5 cents" due handstamp, cover with trivial clipped corner at bottom right, Very Fine.
Scott No. 25 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2691Portugal, 1867 cover to the United States. A lovely cover from Lisbon to New Jersey franked with 1866-67 50r green + 100r dark lilac pair tied by numeral "1" grid cancels with "Lisboa" double circle postmark alongside, sent via France with scarce "Portugal-St. J - de - Luiz 3/Amb C" exchange marking in red, 100r pair with large margins, 50r close but clear at right, otherwise large margins, Extremely Fine and choice, a showpiece.
Scott No. 21+23 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2692Portugal, 1940 Portuguese Legion souvenir sheet. O.g., never hinged (usual minor gum wrinkles), fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 586a $600.
Lot 2693 ()[Portuguese Colonies] Macao, 1945-47, 15a Postal Tax. Complete sheet of 143, without gum as issued, intact sheet with a few minor perf separations in selvage, bright & fresh, Very Fine, scarce (no photo).
Michel No. 12A €5,720 ($7,836).