Lot 466Cyprus, 1928, King George V, £5 black on yellow, o.g., hinge remnant, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a rare KGV high value. Scott No. 109 (color photo).
SG No. 117a £3,750 ($4,610).
Lot 467Denmark, 1869 (Oct. 17) Skjelskjør, Denmark to Shortland, New Zealand, cover bearing Denmark 4s red (13) and two 16s olive green (15) singles, tied by three-ring "92" cancels, partial strike of matching "Skjelskjør, 17/10" origin cds, Slagelse (10.17) transit backstamp, blue crayon "2" for double-weight and "36S" rating, red "PD" circled handstamp, blue French (10.19.69) transit cds, reverse with Marseilles (10.20) transit, Auckland (12.29) and Shortland (12.30) arrival cds; small stamp and cover flaws, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1864-1870 LARGE OVAL ISSUE USE FROM DENMARK TO NEW ZEALAND.
Lot 468Finland, 1866, 40p rose, roulette I, in combination with 1867, 8p black on green, roulette III, horizontal strip of three on cover to Manchester, England, canceled by blue "Abo, 15/5, 1874" cds's with one tying 40p, red crayon "3" additionally tying 40p, few short teeth, but far better than the norm, Extremely Fine; with 1884 Lundstrom certificate.
Scott No. 10d+7 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A SPECTACULAR FINLAND ROULETTE COVER TO ENGLAND.
Lot 469France, 1862, 20c blue on bluish + 40c orange on yellowish, horiz strip of 4, all tied by anchor lozenge cancels on 1867 folded letter from Havana, Cuba to Vera Cruz, Mexico, red "P.P." boxed handstamp and "2" due handstamp, "Havane, Paq. Fr. B. No. 2/6 Mai, 67" postmark and backstamped "Ligne-B., Paq. Fr. B. No. 2/6 Mai, 67", tiny edge tear at top, Very Fine and choice. Maury No. 22+23.
Scott No. 26+27 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 470France, 1870 Ballon Monté, Le Godefroy-Cavaignac, tiny folded letter with three color franking to New York, franked with 1863-70 10c + 20c + 40c (slightly oxidized) tied by Paris numeral "8" star cancel & double circle postmark "Paris/2E/2 Oct. '70", struck with red New York "2 Cents" credit handstamp on arrival, Very Fine; with 1994 von der Weid certificate.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A LOVELY BALLON MONTÉ EXHIBITION ITEM CORRECTLY PAYING THE 70¢ RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.
Lot 471French Southern & Antarctic Territories, 1969, 87f Concord, Unissued, o.g., never hinged (handstamp on gum), rich colors, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a choice example of this rare unissued denomination.
Scott No. C18 var. $7,000.
Lot 472Brunswick, 1852 3sgr vermilion, four large even margins all around, slight abrasion spot, tied by blue "Braunschweig, 17/5" arc postmark, second strike adjacent, on 1853 folded cover to Luckelhausen, Extremely Fine and choice use, a lovely cover. Michel No. 3.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 473Brunswick, 1865 1/3gr black, a lovely example of this rare stamp tied by bold "Braunschweig, 3 Marz 1867" double-circle postmark, second strike adjacent, on blue 1867 folded cover to Eichthal, Extremely Fine, a lovely exhibition item; signed Kruschel. Michel No. 17.
Scott No. 23 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE CHOICE USE OF THE 1865 1/3GR BLACK USED ON COVER.
Lot 474Brunswick, 1865, 3gr brown, beautifully tied by "Braunschweig, 4 Aug. 1866" double-circle postmark on light gray 1866 folded cover to Rostock, Extremely Fine and choice. Michel No. 20.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 475Germany, 1872 Large Shield, ¼gr violet, in combination with 1872 Large Shield, 1gr rose, horizontal strip of three on 1g rose entire to Point Edward, Canada, all tied by bold "Berlin, 27 8, 73" horseshoe date stamps, bold red London transit cds and red "2" credit handstamp, original enclosure; minor cover edge tears including one affecting indicia, otherwise Very Fine, a lovely usage to this rare destination. Michel No. 16+19.
Scott No. 14+17 Estimate $750 - 1,000.