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Switzerland to Vatican

Lots 1959-1968 Lots 1969-1972

Lot 1959 /o   

Switzerland, Collection, 1845-1965, housed in Scott album; starting with Cantonal issues with used Zurich 6r (Zum 2W, Moser attest) and a fine appearance Basel 2½r Dove (Scott 3L1, cat $15,500), number of 1850-21 Cross issues with a good selection of later 19th century issues, strong completion in 20th regular issues mostly used including 1945 Pax set complete, near complete semi-postals mostly used missing a few souvenir sheets, airmail from #C1-C2 used, etc., also a binder with early on cover, airmails and some 1940's wartime items; worth review.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $2,500

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Lot 1960 /o   

Switzerland, Collection, 1850-1948, of approximately 760 stamps on album pages with many complete sets; with Federal Coat of Arms (7) Strubels (11), tete-beches (32), imperf seated Helvetias (11) including good high values, later seated Helvetias (32) plus a double impression error, standing Helvetias (37), numerals (30), later with PAX 10fr high value, well represented thereon with some good completion in 20th century, semi-postals mostly used in early issues, airs complete from mint #1 on and rather complete League of Nations issues with better; with owner's total catalog (from Scott, Zumstein & Y&T cats) at $29,650.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

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Lot 1961 //o   

Switzerland, and Liechtenstein Collections, 1850-1993, extensive 2 volume collection, both countries very strong; completeness and condition is exceptionally fresh and Very Fine; huge retail here; Scott catalog $7,700.++.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1962 /o   

Switzerland, Collection, 1850-1990's, housed in two Minkus albums; starting with a couple 1850 Coat of Arms issues and a selection of imperf Seated Helvetia issues used with later perfed completion, later issues well represented mixed */o, good high value presented and back-of-the-book well represented; worth a look.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1963    

Switzerland, First Flight Collection, 1924-48, of 35 covers and cards written-up on album pages, number by Mueller with #132, 135, 143, 158, 161-162, 167, 174, 176, 180-181, 187, etc.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $250

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Lot 1964 /o   

Switzerland, Revenue Collection, 1817-1957, of 3,399 revenues including Federal issues (221), Cantons Aargau (403), Basel (282), Bern (856), Fribourg (194), Geneva (419), Graubunden (34), Luzern (557), Neuchatel (208), Schaffhausen (17), Uri (35), Ticino passport (38) and Zurich (135); 1999 Gainon catalog value 17,997 Swiss Francs, .
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $950

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Lot 1965 /o   

Switzerland, Revenue Collection, 1855-1980's, of 2,224 stamps and 17 documents neatly mounted and written up on quadrille pages in Scott album; includes Federal Issue (216), Cantons with Aargau (445), Bern Municipals (335), Fribourg (82), Geneva (127), Luzern (76), Neuchatel (192) including 6 permits to buy arsenic and 6 to purchase car, Solothurn (43), Thrugau (69), Uri (63), Ticino (489) including 187 municipals, Valais (87) and many others; nice material throughout, 1999 Gainon catalog 13,636 Swiss Francs.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 1966    

Switzerland, Basel 1917-65 Street Car Stamp Collection, of 262 different neatly mounted & written up on quadrille pages; includes monthly issues (175) and weekly stamps (87), unlisted in any catalog and a difficult collection to duplicate.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 1967 /o   

Turkey, Collection, 1863-1995, comprehensive mostly mint collection housed in 8 albums; starting with 19th century regular issues near complete, with first & second issues complete, 1878-99 sets complete, 20th century in similar fashion including 1913 Views complete with mint 200pi high value, following overprint sets complete to near complete, 1919 Armistice set complete, 1924 Lausanne set n.h., 1923 Crescent & Star set near complete with mint n.h., better 1926-30 sets complete and most n.h., 1934 Izmir set n.h. and complete mint from 1937 on, back-of-the-book issues with dues lacking only seven issues, better newspaper issues present, postal tax virtually complete, officials missing only a few stamps, nice showing of Anatolia (Turkey in Asia) issues, also includes Alexandretta, Cilcia and the various Offices including the complete Poland "Levant" issues mint; condition well above the norm with much premium n.h., worth careful inspection, albums.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized: $4,500

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Lot 1968    

Turkey, Yugoslavia - Ottoman P.O., 1892-1909, nine covers and postal stationery with different cancels of Monastir, Uskub and Keprulu, includes telegraph P.O., two sent to U.S., etc.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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