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Sale 91: The December Sale

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Portuguese Colonies to Uruguay

Lots 1451-1460 Lots 1461-1462

Lot 1451    

Azores, 1881 (Aug. 15) Cover to the United States, cover bearing 1880, 25r red lilac, Acoirez overprint (39), four singles, all tied by strikes of "Da Horta" (8.15) oval, reverse with Lisbon (8.15), London (9.19), New York (10.1) transits and Fitchburg (10.3) arrival cds; couple mount marks on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott No. 39    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1452    

Ponta Delgada, 1894 (Feb. 22) 25r Postal Entire to New York, uprated with 5r and 20r pairs tied by "Ponta Delgada, 22 Fev 94" cds's, Ponta Delgada registry label affixed, reverse with Lisbon (3.3) transit and New York (3.15) arrival, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1453    

Lourenco Marques, 1897 Cover to Philadelphia, cover bearing 1895, 25r blue green, 75r rose (5, 7), each tied by bold strike of "Lourenco Marques, 5. Nov 97" cds, Philadelphia (12.4) arrival backstamp; couple small cover edge tears, F.-V.F. and colorful use.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1454 ()   

Rhodesia, 1901, Arms, £5 deep blue, without gum, rich color, bright and fresh, F.-V.F., a very scarce high value; with 2019 Calves et Jacquart certificate. Scott No. 74.
SG No. 92    £3,250 ($4,220).

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Current Opening Bid: $500

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Lot 1455    

Russia, 1884, 1k orange, blocks of 20, 15 and 10 (2), strip of five, four, two pairs and two singles, all tied by "Wiborg, IV.04.71" cds's on front and reverse of registered linen lined cover to Montevideo, Uruguay, Wiborg and Montevideo registry etiquettes and indistinct receiving backstamp; cover opened at side for display, Very Fine appearance, a scarce large single franking usage. Michel No. 29.
Scott No. 31    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 1456 o   

Samoa, 1900, 3pf-5m Yacht issue complete, neat Fagamalo town cancels, all but 3m tied on piece, rich colors, a Very Fine matched Fagamalo town set.
Scott No. 57-69    $1,065.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 1457    

Cuba, 1855, ½p blue green, horizontal pair, ample to mostly large margins, tied by oval handstamps on folded letter sheet to Rivadeo, Spain, with red "Paid At, San Juan, Porto Rico" crown circle handstamp, blue "San Juan, 13 Set, 59" cds alongside and red crayon "1/9" rating, red London transit and reverse with San Juan British office cds and receiving postmark, Very Fine; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,150

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Lot 1458    

Puerto Rico, 1855 (Feb. 4) Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Bordeaux, France, blue datelined folded letter with blue "MAYAGUEZ" and "FRANCO" straightlines, ms. "1½" reales rating on reverse, San Juan British P.O. backstamp, London (3.5) backstamp and red "Colonies/&c. Art. 13." framed accounting handstamp, Calais (3.6) entry cds and matching "15" décimes due handstamp, Bordeaux (3.7) arrival backstamp and manuscript "30" final due rating, Very Fine and attractive foreign mail use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1459 S   

Straits Settlements, 1910, King Edward VII, $500 purple & orange, overprinted "Specimen", watermarked Multiple Crown CA, o.g., lightly hinged, choice centering and rich colors, Very Fine and choice, a rare high value specimen. Scott No. 146 var.
SG No. 169s    £4,750 ($6,180).

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Current Opening Bid: $1,800

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Lot 1460    

Switzerland, 1867-78, Sitting Helvetia, 50c violet, nicely centered with right color, tied by sharp "Interlaken, 16 VIII 74" cds, additional strike adjacent and matching "PD" handstamp on cover to Worcester Mass., Basel (8.16) transit backstamp, red "New York, Paid All, Aug 29" exchange cds, Extremely Fine. Michel No. 35. Zumstein No. 43.
Scott No. 59    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $50

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Lots 1451-1460 Lots 1461-1462

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