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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Foreign Country Collections

Lots 2344-2353 Lots 2354-2362

Lot 2344    

Africa, Postal History of African Liberation Wars, 1950-1990, collection of 28 covers and a 1995 mortgage bond, interesting group written up with background information on the political and historical nature of each cover/section, starts off with a 1902 cover from Swakopmund to Windheok as a forerunner of the German colony, 1950 South West African Native Labour Assoc. (SAWNLA) corner card cover which began in 1943 to recruit Ovambo laborers from northern Namibia to work in diamond mines in the south, 1953 cover posted from the headquarters of the 70th East Africa Infantry Brigade at Nyeri, in the central highlands of Kenya, a British Army counter-insurgency unite that waged war against the Mau Mau, 1961 French military cover from Algeria to France during the height of the anti-colonial insurrection led by the National Liberation Front, 1970 cover from Essexvale, Rhodesia to Luanshya in neighboring Zambia marked postage due because the Rhodesian stamp was not recognized, three Rhodesian military uses with official handstamps, highlight of collection is 1976 air letter to a South African infantry rifleman in the war zone from his mother at Johannesburg with bilingual boxed "VERNITIG SODRA GELEES / DESTROY AFTER READING" is an early relic of the border war, etc., a wonderful collection with insightful write-ups worthy of further study and development into an award-winning exhibit.
Estimate    $4,000 - 6,000.

Africa was an early waystation for navigators during the Age of Exploration, and for more than 500 years suffered the gruesome consequences of conquest, colonization, and the Atlantic slave trade. Europeans initially settled along the coastal areas, and gradually advanced into the interior.

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Lot 2345 /o   

Africa, and Indian Ocean, Stock, approximately 1,200 stamp arranged in stockbook; majority used except Ghana all n.h., mostly modern with some Mauritius from QV issues, few covers, etc.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2346 /o   

Albania, Better Accumulation, mint and used assortment in glassines, stock cards, auction pages, including Scott #2, 5-8, 17, 120-4, varieties etc., owner's Scott $4K+, careful review recommended, generally fine to very fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $270

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Lot 2347 /o/   

Albania, Balance Group, 1913-53, includes early Eagle issues (3 suspected forgeries, one with inverted overprint with Holcombe cert.), few other cover and stamps including 1950 air set n.h.; worth review.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 2348 o/   

Albania, 1913 Independence Issue Group, on 7 philatelic covers, 6 are FDC's, one with mixed Skanderbeg franking, some variety including inverted eagle, also 6 loose stamps.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 2349 /o/   

Albania, 1913 Handstamp & Typewritten Issues, 29 items; includes complete issues mixed */o and two covers bearing four values each; condition a little varied.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $110

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Lot 2350    

Albania, Italian Occupation Covers, 1939-40, 5 covers and postcard; to Italy or Germany, all franked with 1939-40 Occupational issues, including registered, censored, diverse frankings, etc.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Complete Images.

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Lot 2351 /   

Andorra, Collection (Spanish and French), extensive collection of both administrations; includes many better sets like French #1-22, etc.; also includes Proofs, Imperfs, Varieties, Unlisted, few covers, etc.; an exceptional collection of this country, Scott catalog on stamps alone over $5,000.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $750

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Lot 2352 /o   

Argentina, Collection, 1858-1970, of over 440 stamps mostly used on old album pages; includes Cordoba (Sc. 1), Corrientes (Sc. 7), Confederation (Sc. 1), Rivadavia (11b, 12-13), others Sc. 5, 7, 9, 12, 30-32, etc., some back-of-the-book; owner's 2018 Scott cat $1,870 (not counting reprints).
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2353 /o   

Asia, Area Collections, mostly mint housed in Palo album; includes Mongolia with first issues complete, high value 1926 revenue overprint issues needing to be checked, good showing of later issues, Tanna Tuva with 1926-27 issues complete, good 1932 & 1933 surcharges present, later basic pictorials, 1942 Independence set with unissued used and the 1943 Anniversary set, Korea to 1903 with early issues complete, 1900 issues up to the high values mixed */o, surcharge issues and Falcon issues to the 20ch, Nepal mixed */o and approaching completion, and Tibet with first issues complete, better 1914 high values and some shiny paint issues, later 1933-34 issues complete; many better single and sets throughout, inspection a must.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,000

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