Lot 660Thailand, 1943 Commercial Airmail Cover to Osaka, Japan, franked on reverse with 1940, 5s dark violet, two singles + 10s carmine, two singles and 1941, 25s + 50s Plowing issues tied by "Bangkok G.P.O., 31 Aug 43" cds's, censor tape and registry etiquette on front, carried by Dai Nippon Airways (Bangkok - Saigon - Tourane - Hanoi - Hankow - Canton - Taipei - Naha - Fukuoka), Very Fine, a very rare airmail cover to Japan after Pearl Harbor.
Scott No. 240-241+248-249 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 661Thailand, 1917, King Vajiravudh, 15s blue, tied by 1918 Bangkok cds on cover to Tokyo, Japan, with "Opened by Censor, Bangkok" censor tape at left, with bold "Hong Kong, 17 Jul, 18" transit and "Tokio, Japan, 24 7.18" entry cds's tying tape, additional Kuishikawa receiver cds, Very Fine, an extremely rare Bangkok censor tape cover, especially so on cover to Japan.
Scott No. 168 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 662Turkey, 1871, 2pi red, pin perf 8 vertically, imperforate horizontally, corner margin block of 12, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a very scarce part-perf variety.
Scott No. 31 var. Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 663 /oUruguay, 1860 Montevideo Sun Issue, Plate Flaws, small lot of 60c mint pair, used single, 120c mint pair & two singles, all showing prominent plate flaws, 60c pair showing "Ring" on right stamp, 120c pair with "Cloudy Sun" at left, the two 120c singles with "Missing Rays" at base and the 60c single with large "Colored Spot", Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 664 /oUruguay, 1858 180c green, Sun Issue, two singles, one mint (no gum) and one used with "Montevideo" oval postmark, both with four large margins, used stamp small thin, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 5 $350.
Lot 665 oUruguay, 1859-60 Montevideo Sun Issue, Cancels, small group of 13 stamps and two fragments with various different town cancels including large red oval of Montevideo, Rincón, Dolores, San José in red, Carmelo in green, San Carlos in blue, Porongos, Minas (one in black & two in green), San Antonio, Sala de Comercio/De/Montevideo, F.-V.F., an attractive lot of very rare cancels for the specialist.
Scott No. 7//13 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 666Uruguay, 1859 60c lilac, thin figures, large margins including sheet margin at top, fresh color, tied by choice strike of scarce fancy "scarab" cancel of Salto, matching "Renta de Correos, Salto" circular datestamp on 1860 folded cover to Montevideo, Very Fine, a particularly attractive cover.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 667Uruguay, 1859 60c lilac, thin figures, lovely four margin single tied by "Montevideo 31 January 1860" oval postmark on folded cover to Tacuarembo, Very Fine.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 668Uruguay, 1859 180c green, thin figures, part sheet of 72, o.g., some vertical & horizontal creasing mainly between the rows which does not detract, bottom right stamp with small tear, lovely Very Fine appearance, ex-Bustamante; with 1993 Holcombe certificate.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A SPECTACULAR ITEM OF CLASSIC URUGUAY PHILATELY.
Lot 669Uruguay, 1860 60c dull lilac, Sun issue, thick figures, two large margins singles tied by "Montevideo, 25 Julio 1861" oval postmarks on folded cover to Buenos Ayres, one stamp with tint of toning, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $200 - 300.