Lot 517Peru, 1857, Pacific Steam Navigation Co., 1r blue on blue, block of four, large even margins, rich color; stamps with flaws, o.g., Very Fine appearing.
Scott Nos. 1 $6,800 as singles.
A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1857 1R BLUE PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY ISSUE OF PERU.
Lot 518Peru, 1868, Embossed Arms, 1d green, in combination with Great Britain 1872, 6d brown + 1867 1sh green (S.G. Z67, Z73) on cover to Glasgow, Scotland, all tied by "D86" barred oval handstamp of Iquique with 1872 cds below, reverse with receiving postmark; cover with partial backflap and stamps cut out on piece and filled back in place, otherwise Very Fine; with 1989 Holcombe certificate.
Scott Nos. 14 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 519Poland, 1860, 10k dark blue & rose, tied by well-struck "1" in target on folded cover to St. Petersburg, red Warsaw (7.7) cds, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 1b Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE POLAND FIRST ISSUE COVER TO ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.
Lot 520 PPoland, Woldenberg Camp 1944, 10pf Olympic Runner, trial color proof, in light blue on medium fibrous paper, full margins, fresh and Very Fine, a very rare trial color, with less than five examples known.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 521 PPoland, Woldenberg Camp 1944, 10pf Olympic Runner, defaced die proof, in black on medium white paper, showing diagonal defacement slash across design, full margins, fresh and Very Fine, only 100 examples of this altered die were produced.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 522Portugal, 1895, St. Anthony of Padua, 300r-1000r high values, o.g., nice overall centering, strong colors, Very Fine. Michel Nos. 121-123 €1,850 ($2,550).
Scott Nos. 144-146 $1,500.
Lot 523Romania, 1862, 30pa deep blue on white wove, large margins to just touched, tied by "Craiova 10/2" cds on 1864 folded letter; some slight soiling and vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 21 Estimate $350 - 500.
Lot 524 oRussia, 1857, First Issue imperforate, 10k brown & blue, left margin single, light straight line cancel, ample to large margins, strong colors, Very Fine and choice; with 2014 Roumet certificate. Michel Nos. 1.
Scott Nos. 1 $850.
Lot 525Russia, 1864, 1k black & yellow, in combination with 1858-64, 3k black & green + 20k blue & orange + 30k carmine & green on reverse of small cover from Vologda to Switzerland, all proper origin and transit markings; cover tears and soiling, Fine and attractive, an extremely scarce four color franking; with 1997 Mikulski certificate.
Scott Nos. 5-6, 9-10 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 526Spain, 1865, 12cu blue & rose, block of 12, bar grid cancels, ample to large margins, strong colors, central vertical crease in margin, otherwise Very Fine; signed A. Diena. Edifil Nos. 70.
Scott Nos. 69 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.