Lot 1387 oGreece, 1861 Hermes 10L red orange on blue, Paris print, fine impression, "1" of "10" inverted on back, right stamp in horizontal pair, "32" dotted diamond cancels, large margins, rich vibrant color, few small thins affecting error, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce.
Scott No. 7d, 7 $3,250.
Lot 1388 ()Greece, 1861 Hermes 2L dark brown on straw, Athens print, coarse impression, without gum, clear to mostly ample margins, strong bold color, small thin, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare key Athens Print issue, ex Jones, "Maximus"; with 1984 R.P.S. and 1984 Tseriotis certificates. Michel No. 10 Ia.
Scott No. 9a $6,750.
Lot 1389 oGreece, 1861 Hermes 20L dark blue on bluish, Athens print, coarse impression, without figures on back, faint quadrille background, top sheet margin single, Agoulinitsa "22" dotted diamond cancel, deep color, margins ample to just into framelines, small defects in lower right margin, Fine appearance, a very presentable example of this extremely rare Athens Print issue; with 1981 Holcombe certificate. Michel No. 8.
Scott No. 10 $15,000.
Lot 1390 oGreece, 1864 Hermes 10L yellow orange, Athens print, "10" inverted on front of stamp, the famous "Zante" error, so named after the city in which these unusual errors where used, "111" dotted diamond cancel of Zante, ample margins to in at upper left, small thin, Fine appearance, a great Greece rarity with only fifteen examples of this error are recorded, all of which are in used condition; with 193 Vlastos certificate.
Scott No. 19b $23,500.
Lot 1391Greece, 1862-64, 10L orange + 80L carmine, overlapping and tied by Patra cds's on 1867 folded letter from Manchester, England to Patras, manuscript "via Brindisi" under adhesives, with London, Brindisi & Patras backstamps, two disinfection slits; couple cover tears at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 19+22 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1392 oGreece, 1868 Hermes 80L rose carmine on pale rose, "80" on back inverted, dotted diamond cancel, margins ample to mostly large, rich color, small tear at right, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare control number error variety, unlisted in Scott.
Scott No. 29 var. Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
According to Constantinides, this stamp was circulated in Athens and Alexandria. Very few examples are in existence.
Lot 1393 oGreece, 1875 Hermes 20L Prussian blue, "20" on back inverted, Argostalion town cancel, margins ample to large with small nick into frameline at top, deep color, F.-V.F., a very rare control number error variety; with 1985 R.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 47d $11,000.
Lot 1394 oGreece, 1882 Hermes 30L dull ultramarine, "flaw to right of head", corner margin single, neat Argostalion town cancel, large margins, bold color, Superb, without a doubt one of the finest examples of this plate variety; with 1986 Holcombe certificate.
Scott No. 57 var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1395Greece, 1896 (Nov. 10) Greece to Canton, Oh., cover bearing 1896, 10l slate strip of three, tied by "Zakynθoε" cds on reverse, addressed to President McKinley in Washington D.C., New York (12.9) and Washington D.C. (12.10) arrival backstamps; file fold slightly affects strip, Fine.
Scott No. 120 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1396Greenland, 1945, 1öre-5kr Liberation overprints complete, o.g., never hinged, choice centering throughout, bright and fresh, a Very Fine set. Facit No. 19-27.
Scott No. 19-27 $1,450.