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20th Century Issues

Lots 534-543 Lots 544-552

Lot 534    

Mexico, 1913, 5c Sonora, perforated 12, tied by "La Cananea, Son., 18 Jul 13" duplex postmark on corner card Chinese merchant cover to Magdalena, receiving postmark and Chinese addressing, Very Fine, one of the rarities of the issue, with only 200 issued; with 2007 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 321; $800 off cover    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $1,900

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Lot 535    

Mexico, 1913, Sonora, 5c black & red, type a, half sheet of five, upper portion of sheet canceled and tied by "Pola. Estn. Son, 14 Jul 13" duplex postmarks on cover to Estacion Carbo, with receiving postmark at right, Very Fine, very scarce (NF $750 for a half-sheet).
Scott No. 326    Estimate $400 - 600.

Reverse.

Realized: $375

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Lot 536    

Mexico, 1913, Sonora, 5c black & red, type d, complete sheet of 10, on registered cover to Sonora, canceled and tied by "Nogales, 27 Jul, 1913" cds's, with original registration form attached, Very Fine, N. Follansbee states that only 5 intact sheets were recorded in 1921 (one in still in the Smithsonian), most likely this is the only one on cover, although most likely philatelic, it still is a true rarity of this issue; with 2007 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 327    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SHEET OF THE 1913 NARROW 5C SONORA COLORLESS ROULETTE ISSUE ON COVER.

The narrow 5c is the scarcer of the two types as only 7,000 stamps were issued in total. They were printed with colorless roulettes and also with black all around roulettes.

Realized: $3,500

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Lot 537    

Mexico, 1913, 5c Sonora, colorless roulette, in combination with 1913, 10c & broad 2c Sonora Whites + 10c Ejercito on registered cover to Lyon, France, all tied by "Hermosa, 4 Ene 13" duplex postmarks, registry etiquette handstamp and reverse with transit postmarks; minor cover edge staining at left, otherwise Very Fine, NF estimates only 200-250 of this Green Seal were issued, stamps alone catalog $360 in Scott off cover.
Scott No. 338+324+328+350    Estimate $300 - 400.

Reverse.

Realized: $550

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Lot 538    

Mexico, 1914, 1c-10c Victoria de Torreon, blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, very fresh with rich colors, F.-V.F., very scarce never hinged multiples; 1c-4c issues with 2001 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 362-366    $14,840 for n.h. singles.

Complete Images.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 539    

Mexico, 1914, 10c Victoria de Torreon, in combination with 1910, 10c Centenary (315) on cover to Germany, tied by "Ciudad Juarez, 3 Abr" duplex postmarks, Very Fine, very few covers traveled abroad with this issue.
Scott No. 366    Estimate $300 - 400.

Reverse.

Realized: $375

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Lot 540    

Mexico, 1914, 20c Victoria de Torreon, tied on piece by Ciudad Juarez duplex cancel, well centered for the issue, Very Fine and choice; with photocopy of 1997 Holcombe certificate.
Scott No. 367    $2,500.

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Lot 541    

Mexico, 1914, 20c Victoria de Torreon, well centered for this issue, tied by neat "Ciudad Juarez, 4 Abr 14" duplex postmark on cover to El Paso, Texas, Very Fine, a great on cover rarity, with only 100 stamps issued, this may be the only cover known with a solo usage; with 1993 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 367; $2,500 for off cover    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized: $2,800

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Lot 542    

Mexico, 1914, 50c Victoria de Torreon, tied on piece by Ciudad Juarez duplex cancel, choice centering, Very Fine and choice, a very rare high value, with only 50 stamps issued; with 1997 Holcombe certificate.
Scott No. 368; $3,500    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $1,400

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Lot 543    

Mexico, 1915, 10c Baja Coach, two horizontal pairs, tied by Santa Rosalia duplex on 1915 registered cover to Berlin, Germany, registry etiquette handstamp and reverse with appropriate transit markings and blue Post Office certification seal; cover fold affecting seal, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 404    Estimate $400 - 600.

Reverse.

Realized: $500

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