Lot 986Switzerland, Zürich, 1846, 6rp black, horizontal underprint, horizontal pair (types IV-V, positions 34-35), o.g., lightly hinged, full margins all around, strong color with clear red underprint lines, Very Fine and choice; signed A. Diena, with 1989 Rellstab certificate. Zumstein No. 2W.
Scott No. 1L4 $4,300 for no gum singles.
A RARE ORIGINAL GUM MULTIPLE OF THE 1846 6RP ZURICH CANTONAL ISSUE WITH HORIZONTAL UNDERPRINT.
Lot 987 oSwitzerland, Geneva, 1843, "Double Geneva", 10c black on yellow green, neat rosette cancel, large margins all around, with portions of the dividing lines on all four sides, strong detailed impression, small thin at top and a closed tear at the bottom of the right stamp, Extremely Fine appearance; with 1949 Zumstein and 1988 Rellstab certificates. Zumstein No. 3.
Scott No. 2L1 $40,000.
A WONDERFUL APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE USED 1843 10C DOUBLE GENEVA CANTONAL ISSUE.
Lot 988Switzerland, Geneva, 1845, Small Eagle, 5c black on yellow green, "TNNEBRAS" Plate Flaw, four large even margins, neatly tied by red rosette cancel on 1845 folded cover to Bourdigny (Canton of Geneva), Very Fine and attractive. Zumstein No. 5.
Scott No. 2L2 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 989Switzerland, Geneva, 1847, Large Eagle, 5c black on yellow green, ample to large margins and bright color, tied by red rosette cancel with matching "Geneve 25 Aout 47" cds on locally addressed folded letter sheet, Very Fine and choice, a lovely and exceptional cover bearing this rare Geneva Cantonal issue; with 2009 von der Weid certificate. Zumstein No. 6.
Scott No. 2L3 $3,500.
Lot 990 oSwitzerland, Geneva, 1850, "Vaud", 5c black & red, neat rosette cancel, large margins showing portions of dividing lines on most sides, light horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance; signed Fulpius, E. Diena, with 2009 von der Weid certificate. Zumstein No. 10.
Scott No. 2L6 $1,750.
Lot 991 PSwitzerland, Basel, 1845, Dove, 2½rp black, vermilion & green, proof, o.g., lightly hinged, four large margins, bright colors and nice relief, Extremely Fine and choice. Zumstein No. 8 I.
Scott No. 3L1P Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 992 oSwitzerland, Basel, 1845, Dove, 2½rp black, crimson & blue, tiny bit of red Basel cds at bottom right, four ample to large margins except just touched at bottom left, excellent fresh color and sharp relief, some minor thinning, lovely Very Fine appearance. Zumstein No. 8.
Scott No. 3L1 $13,500.
Lot 993Switzerland, 1855, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 40rp yellow green, maroon silk threads, four singles, in combination with 1857, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 15rp rose, blue silk threads, two singles on 1856 folded letter to Constantinople, Turkey, all tied by diamond grid handstamps with matching "Chaux de Fonds, 16 Mai, 56" cds, reverse with "Paris A Marseille" transit and receiving postmark, Very Fine.
Scott No. 29+28 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Lot 994Switzerland, 1882, Numeral, 15c yellow, white paper, bright color, single tied by "Luzern, Fahrpost-Aufgabe, 1 V 85" cds on cover to Buchenrain, purple "Staatskazlei Luzern" handstamp with accountancy at top, Very Fine. Zumstein No. 57.
Scott No. 81 $575.
Lot 995Switzerland, 1934, NABA souvenir sheet, o.g., never hinged, fresh and immaculate, Very Fine. Zumstein No. WIII 1.
Scott No. 226 $825.