Lot 1The Life and Fate of the American Natives, intact eight-frame exhibit covering major topics: Theories of Origin; Population, existence and culture due to habitat; Native American activities; Contact and arising conflicts with the "White Man"; Increase of Driving Out; Isolation by "Civilization"; and "Heritage" of the American Natives; wide variety of philatelic elements present including essays, proofs, mint and used stamps, specimens, fancy cancels, slogan cancels, postal cards, postal history, better individual items include: U.S. #1 single tied by red Albany N.Y. cds to Providence (1983 PFC), two #1 singles on cover from Boston to Covert N.Y., $5 Columbian #245 unused plus 10¢ plate number and imprint strip of four, U.S. $1 Trans-Miss #292 o.g., 287-E9, 288-E5 & 298-E8 Trans-Miss. bicolor essays (cat. $550 each), Wells Fargo 10¢ brown #143L7 on #U35 entire (cat. $5500) in outstanding Gem Condition, Wells Fargo 25¢ blue #143L8 on #U35 entire (cat. $4500), Wells Fargo $1 #143L3 tied by blue Running Pony oval on top part of 10¢ green entire showing St. Joseph cds and part of red frank, 1869 3¢ #114 tied by Adrian Mich. fancy bee cancel, several Fort covers including Fort Wingate and Fort Custer, Indian Territory mail 1880 use with Naperville Ill. "Indian Head" fancy cancel, few Newspaper stamps and a large die proof, Better U.S. steamboat handstamps including gem strike of red "Steamer Natchez No. 2" oval (2008 PFC); Steamer "Cherokee" fancy handstamp (Milgram 212) on #U10 (1999 PFC), red "Red River Packet, Steamer Choctaw" oval, red "Steamer Osceola", and red "Packet, Swamp Fox" oval, etc., 1922-1931 14¢ American Indian issue including #565 plate block, worn plate var., 1981 13¢ Crazy Horse material including advertising photo, paste-up block etc.; Guatemala 1878 2r Indian Woman #12 large die proof and various color die proofs in various colors, 1841 folded cover with Santos fish cancel to Montevideo, G.B. original Mulready essay proof without value and signed by William Mulready (ex-Yates), 1d Mulready used with red Maltese cross, France 1894 30c hand-painted essay (Design No. 207 with three small essays for the planned 1900 new issue of the French post), Liberia 1974 handmade proof mockup for the 25c UPU stamp showing American Pony Express rider; etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000.
AN AMAZING AWARD WINNING INTACT EXHIBIT COLLECTION LAST SHOWN AT NY2016 WHERE IT WON A LARGE GOLD MEDAL AND WAS NOMINATED FOR THE GRAND PRIX.
Time will be need to fully appreciate the breadth of this wonderful collection. There are many interesting and valuable items throughout that are used to illustrate the important story of the American Indian.
Lot 2867 /o/Uruguay, Specialized Collection, 1858-60, neatly written-up on quadrille pages; starting with 1858 Sun Issues including a mint transfer block of 30 reconstruction of the 180c issue and 6 additional mostly mint shades, 240c value with 15 mint examples in various shades including 10 sub-types, an a scarce used example tied on piece and the "Diligencia" unadopted essay (margin single, 2008 Rocha cert.), 1859 Sun Thin Numerals Issues extensive with 60c issue with 19 singles in the array of shades and cancels including Paysandu, Mercedes and Cerro Largo ovals and the fancy scarab of Salto in black and blue, also two covers and two fronts, 80c with mint sub-type and 10 used including oval cancels of Cerro Largo, Durazno and Fray Bentos as well as the Salto scarab, 100c with three mint singles including a sub-type 13A with prominent large colorless flaw, mint block of 4 and five used singles in various shades, 120c with 4 mint singles and 6 used with various types, 8 on cover usages from Montevideo many with ship endorsements, 180c starting with 9 singles */o in shades, numerous mint multiples (types and positions identified) including 2 pairs, strip of four, 3 blocks of four, block of 6, 8 and a sheet margin block of 18, couple on cover usages from San Carlos and Carmelo, 240c with 4 used singles and a scarce and choice on cover usages to Nantes, France, 1860 Sun Thick Numeral Issues starting with 60c fine impressions showing 26 singles mostly used with the array of shades and cancels, and 4 covers and 6 fronts including scarce usage from Rosario (front), 60c coarse impressions starting with a used reconstruction of 12 types including scarce to rare cancels with Montevideo small cds, Cerro Largo and Maldonado ovals, additional 46 stamps (5 mint and a used pair) with a myriad of shades and cancels, 21 covers and 5 fronts again with an excellent showing of shades and origin postmarks including Mercedes, Salto including scarab cancel tying stamp and pair on cover (with Rocha cert.), 80c with 21 stamps including 4 mint singles and two blocks of four, one single with prominent colorless flaws (sub-type of type 6), used with shades and additional prominent subtype flaws, 3 covers and front with an additional 80c+60c combination franking from San Carlos (considered to be a Unique Franking) with B.P.A. and Holcombe certs., 100c with 16 used including pair, strip, and several on piece items, scarce cover to New York City, 120c with 15 off cover (4 mint) including pair, bisects on cover including one from Dolores and a front from Montevideo, with additional 14 single franking covers and 4 fronts, also and a 120c+60c combination cover and a rare 120c combination with the 1864 6c & 12c Coat of Arms issues (1986 Paulos cert), 180c with four mint and 4 used singles; condition a little varied yet well above the norm for this exhibition quality collection, with many rare and desirable items though out, many items ex-Hoffmann.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.
Lot 2317 ()Mexico, 1864, Eagle (2nd Period), 8r red, horizontal strip of five, Jalapa, wide margins, in combination with 1864, Eagle (2nd Period), 2r yellow + 4r green, all cons 132-1864 and tied by "Jalapa, Setbre 6" cds's (Schatzkes 596) on 1864 registered cover front to Puebla, with straight line "Certificacion" handstamp alongside and oval handstamps at top and bottom (Schatzkes 597 & 601); front with a couple minor erosion spots and 2r stamp slightly reduced at right, F.-V.F., only 100 sent of the 4r and 8r issues, illustrated in Pietsch Imperial Eagles of Mexico 1864-66 (page 25).
Scott No. 25a+23a+24a Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR EAGLE ISSUES USAGES BEARING THE LARGEST MULTIPLE OF THE OCHO REALES EAGLES FROM THE SECOND PERIOD.
Lot 1635 EGreat Britain, 1840 "Congressional Mulready", facsimile of the Mulready A34 lettersheet produced as an essay for presentation to the U.S. Senate (the third page of Daniel Webster's Senate Resolution of June 10, 1840); some side splits and light soiling, F.-V.F.; with 2008 B.P.A. certificate.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MULREADY ESSAY PRODUCED BY DANIEL WEBSTER FOR HIS 1840 SENATE RESOLUTION.
Postal reform was such a popular success in Britain that within two decades it was adopted by dozens of countries around the world. An early sign of that global change was a U.S. Senate resolution on "a reduction of the postage on Letters" submitted by Daniel Webster of Massachusetts. A leading senator who later became Secretary of State, Webster submitted his resolution on June 10, 1840, about a month after the first British stamps were issued.
Webster proposed "to connect the use of stamps, or stamped covers, with a large reduction in the rates of postage." He attached a London newspaper's reproduction of a British Post Office notice announcing the first stamps, and a facsimile of the British "Mulready" postal stationery. Nothing came of Webster's proposal at the time. In 1845, however, U.S. postage was greatly reduced and simplified to just two rates-5 cents for mail sent less than 300 miles, and 10 cents for longer distances. The United States introduced the first U.S. postage stamps in 1847, following Britain itself, Brazil, and some Swiss cantons.
Lot 1858Colombia, 1864, Coat of Arms, 5c orange, block of three with top stamp positioned sideways, from the top part of the sheet, part o.g., margins large to just into frameline of one stamp, brilliant color, Very Fine; with 2008 Colomphil certificate.
Scott No. 30 Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
ONE OF FOUR EXAMPLES OF THE 1864 5 CENTAVOS COAT OF ARMS ISSUE WITH STAMP POSITIONED SIDEWAYS IN MULTIPLE FORMAT - ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY ITEMS OF CLASSIC COLUMBIAN PHILATELY.
This position block is a key multiple which allowed a reconstruction of a sheet.
Lot 6731857, 1¢ blue, types III, IIIa, positions 35-35L4, horizontal pair, left stamp type III, right stamp type IIIa, o.g., lightly hinged, well centered with frameline breaks clear visible at top and bottom, rich vibrant color and exceptional freshness, Very Fine; with 2008 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 21,22 $22,500.
A CHOICE ORIGINAL GUM COMBINATION PAIR OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPES III AND IIIA.
Lot 1759Fiji, 1871, Times Express, 9d black on rose, laid bâtonné paper, comma after "EXPRESS", position 22, in vertical se-tenant pair with 1871, Times Express, 1d black on rose, laid bâtonné paper, full o.g., irregular margins at sides, Very Fine and choice, ex- W. Frazer and Sir Gawaine Baillie. SG No. 8a, 5.
Scott No. 9a, 6 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
A REMARKABLE 1D AND 9D SE-TENANT PAIR COMBINATION - A GREAT FIJI TIMES EXPRESS ISSUE RARITY.
Lot 1746Canada, 1959, 5¢ St. Lawrence Seaway, center inverted, vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh with strong bold colors, Very Fine.
Scott No. 387a $19,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1959 5¢ ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ISSUE WITH CENTER INVERTED.
The known 5¢ St. Lawrence Seaway inverts are believed to come from two sheets of 200. Of these, over 100 where found in postal stock and return to Ottawa for destructions. The remaining examples were released to the public leaving a small number of used examples (with 16 on cover usages known) and about 200 mint examples. Very few multiples are still existence.
Lot 7341861, 1¢ blue, bottom left corner margin imprint and plate no. 27 block of 20, natural s.e. at right, three stamps paper h.r., other 17 stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, remarkably fresh and intact, tiny toned spot in margin under Position 99 (clear of plate block), deep rich color, Fine, ex-Curtis.
Scott No. 63 $11,000.
A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1¢ 1861 ISSUE. ONE OF ONLY 5 RECORDED FULL IMPRINT AND PLATE NO. MULTIPLES. A WONDERFUL RARITY.
The Chapin census, updated by Don Evans in his book "The United States 1c Franklin, 1861-67", records only eight full plate number and imprint multiples from Plates 9, 10 and 27: two from Plate 9 (a block of 20 and a block of 98), and three from Plate 27 (a complete pane of 100, one block of 12, and the block of 20 offered here). The Frelinghuysen sale had a block of 35 with full bottom imprint and plate no. 10 selvage.
Illustrated in the Evans book on p. 30. Scott Retail as a plate number and imprint block of eight, two hinged blocks of four and four hinged singles.
Lot 1366Menant & Co.'s Express, 1853, 2¢ dark red, o.g. with some insignificant paper adherences, ample margins, small ink spot in top right margin, the 1990 certificate stating small thin which we believe is only a paper translucent spot, Very Fine; with 1990 A. Rendon and clear 2014 M. Eichele certificates.
Scott No. 104L1 $15,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF SEVEN KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 2¢ MENANT & CO.'S EXPRESS ISSUE - A GREAT LOCAL POST RARITY.