Lot 1305Napier, G.S.F., The Stamps of the First Issue of Brazil, 1923, hardbound in red buckram, gilt top, marbled endpapers, 121pgs + 40 plates in pouch, no. 104 of 200, normal use, Detailed study of these classic issues. Very Seldom offered.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1306Woodward, A.M. Tracey, The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies, Volumes I-II, 1928, two HB full calf leather padded with gold stamping, custom slipcase with outer gold stamping, printed on hand-made vellum paper with deckled edges, 523+243pp, full plates, No. 63 of 100, autographed; slipcase worn, A magnificent set in original condition.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
A CLASSIC PHILATELIC LITERATURE TREASURE AND LINCHPIN OF A GREAT LIBRARY.
We sold a similar condition set of this book for $13,800 in Sale 36 of the Carl Walske library.
Lot 1307Mirabaud, P. and De Reuterskiold, A., The Postage Stamps of Switzerland 1843-1862, 1899, Paris, edition #138 of 150 in English, HB in publishers heavy cloth with original red cardboard slipcase, handmade vellum paper, 266pp plus errata, 14 color plates plus 607 illustrations of markings; some typical page foxing, slipcase wear tape reinforced, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
One of the most sumptuous literary works on philately ever published. This is the English version, there being both French and German publications of the work.