Lot 626Austria, 1919 Parliament Building, 4k Carmine & Black, Inverted Center, o.g., never hinged, rich vibrant colors, bright and Post Office fresh, Very Fine; with 1969 Dr. Wallner attest.
Scott No. 222a $2,400.
A CHOICE NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 4K PARLIAMENT BUILDING ISSUE WITH CENTER INVERTED.
Lot 627 oAustria, Newspaper Stamp, 1851 (30kr) Rose Mercury, bold "Zeitungs-Exped, Wien" date stamp cancel, margins large to touching at sides, soft pastel color, F.-V.F.; signed J. Bernichon, with 1977 A. Matl certificate. Michel No. 8.
Scott No. P3 $13,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 1851 30KR MERCURY NEWSPAPER ISSUE.
Lot 628Austrian Offices in Romania, 1864 Bucharest, Romania to Paris, France, cover franked with Lombardy-Venetia 1864, 10s blue (23), two singles + 15s yellow brown (24), pair and two singles tied by "Bucarest 16/12" cds's, reverse with Wien (12.21) transit and Paris (12.23) receiving postmarks, red Strasbourg (Dec. 23) transit on front, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A SPECTACULAR AND SCARCE USAGE OF THE LOMBARDY-VENETIA ISSUES USED AT THE AUSTRIAN OFFICES IN ROMANIA.
Lot 629Austrian Offices in Romania, 1866 Ibraila (Romania) to Marseille, France., cover franked with Lombardy-Venetia, 1864-65, 5s Rose (22) single + 15s Yellow Brown (24) horizontal strip of four and single, tied by three wonderful strikes of "Jbraila 8/6" circular datestamps on folded cover to Marseille, Vienna (12/6) and Marseille (Jun. 16) backstamps, stamps with some oily spots from cancel ink and 5s with trivial corner crease, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A STUNNING COVER WITH THIS HANDSOME MULTIPLE FRANKING.
Lot 630 ()Wei Hai Wei, 1898, First Issue, 5¢ Black on Red, Handstamped "C & Co., WHW", Two Strikes, One Inverted, with "Courier Post" and value tablets in hand, without gum, deep color, Very Fine; signed G.K. Ferguson on reverse. Livingston No. 2a.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE VARIETY OF THE WEI HAI WEI LOCAL POST 5¢ FIRST ISSUE.
Lot 631 oGerman Offices in China, 1900, 80pf Lake & Black on Rose, neat Tientsin town cancel, rich colors and well centered, Very Fine and choice. Michel No. 14 €6,000 ($6,610).
Scott No. 23 $4,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TIENTSIN 1900 80PF "CHINA" OVERPRINT ISSUE.
Lot 632Denmark, 1855, 2sk Blue, in combination with 1857, 8s green + 16s gray lilac + 1863, 4s brown, all 4-margin examples, on 1863 cover to London, England, tied by "1" in target handstamps with matching "Kigbenhavn 26/6" cds, reverse with red Hamburg transit and receiving cds, Very Fine. Facit No. 3+5+6+9.
Scott No. 3+5+6+9 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
A RARE FOUR-COLOR FRANKING USAGE ON COVER TO ENGLAND.