Lot 634 oSerbia, 1876, Prince Milan, 20pa ultramarine, perf 12x9½, town cancel, bold color, F.-V.F., an extremely rare sound 4th issue perforation variety; with M. Verner attest.
Michel No. 14 IV D €700 ($780).
Mirko Verner attest states that there are only four example recorded with only two in sound condition.
Lot 635Serbia, 1876, Prince Milan, 20pa ultramarine, strip of four and single, 8th printing, all tied by bold large boxed Naplaceno handstamps on 1877 registered cover, with matching Preporucen boxed registry handstamp and "Knjazevac, 17/VI" cds, Very Fine, a wonderful late registered usage of the new Knjazevac postmarks, illustrated in Rasic Postal History and Postage Stamps of Serbia (page 111).
Michel No. 14 IV E Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 636 PSerbia, 1869, Prince Milan, 25pa yellow brown, trial color plate proof, on thin wove, large even margins, small central thin, Extremely Fine appearance, very rare. Scott No. 21TC.
Michel No. 15TC Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 637 oSerbia, 1869, Prince Milan, 25pa red, perf 12, neat Brzan town cancels, choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, a wonderfully choice example of this very rare first issue perforation variety.
Michel No. 15 I A €2,000 ($2,230).
Lot 638Serbia, 1869, Prince Milan, 25pa red, perf 12, in combination with 1869, 15pa orange, perf 9½ (Mi 13 I B) on 1871 cover to Kragujevac, tied by bold "Arandjelovac, 14/4" cds, reverse with clear receiving cds; 25pa stamp with light diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, a great Serbian rarity, illustrated in M. Rasic Postal History and Postage Stamps of Serbia (page 73).
Michel No. 15 I A Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A UNIQUE COMBINATION USAGE OF THE RARE 1869 25 PARA PERF 12 PRINCE MILAN ISSUE.
According to Rasic, at least two on cover examples of the 1869 25pa perf 12 are known. The other (reported by Derocco) was a single usage on cover. It's whereabouts in 1979 was unknown.
Lot 639 oSerbia, 1872, Prince Milan, 25pa rose, two horizontal pairs; one imperforate and other perf 12 imperf between, town cancels, Fine.
Michel No. 15 II vars. Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 640Serbia, 1869, Prince Milan, 35pa green, perf 9½x12, in combination with 1876, 10pa red brown, perf 12 + 1869, 15pa orange, perf 9½x12 + 1872, 25pa pale rose, perf 9½ (12 IV A, 13 I C, 15 II B) on folded letter sheet to London, England, tied by "Belograde, 7 May, 1876" cds's, red "London, My 11, 76" entry cds and reverse with "Wien, 3/5, 76" transit postmark; some light cover edge wear and missing bottom flap, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel No. 16 I C Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN OUTSTANDING FOUR COLOR FRANKING USAGE TO LONDON, ENGLAND.
Lot 641Serbia, 1869, Prince Milan, 35pa green, perf 12x9½, part o.g., strong color, Fine, a rare perf variety.
Michel No. 16 I D €1,000 ($1,110).
Lot 642Serbia, 1869, Prince Milan, 35pa green, perf 12x9½, bright color, tied by Belgrade cds's on 1870 folded letter to Capajebo, Slavonia, boxed "P.D." handstamp and reverse with Brood transit date stamp, Very Fine, a very scarce perf variety on cover.
Michel No. 16 I D Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 643Serbia, 1869, Prince Milan, 40pa dark purple, two singles, in combination with 1869, 25pa red, perf 12x9½ + 1872, 20pa blue, perf 12 (15 I D, 14 II A) on 1875 registered folded letter sheet to Brzan, tied by "Racanska, 27/IV" cds with matching straight line Preporucen and Naplaceno handstamps, reverse with receiving postmark; couple cover file folds, Very Fine, a very scarce franking and registered usage from Raca.
Michel No. 17 I C Estimate $500 - 750.