Lot 2529Guatemala, 1871, Coat of Arms, 1c Ocher, in combination with 1871, Coat of Arms, 5c bister brown (2) on 1871 cover to Ramon Rodriguez in Mazatenango, tied together by barred 1 oval handstamp with "Correos, Guatemala, Oct 28, 1871" origin cds; cover file fold and lightly cleaned, otherwise Very Fine, an exhibition item of the foremost importance, ex-Spycher.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE 1871 COAT OF ARMS COMBINATION FRANKING TO MAZATENANGO.
Goodman records five first issue covers with the 1 centavo adhesive, including this example, however a further example has come to light (F-W Lange collection) since the handbook was published; of these six covers just three were used in the 'decimal' period (March 1 1871 until January 26, 1872) prior to Guatemala reverting to their former currency in January 1872 and there are only two recorded 6 centavo internal frankings.
Lot 2530Guatemala, 1871, Coat of Arms, 5c bister brown, horizontal pair, on folded letter from Guatemala City to Retalhuleu, tied by bold "Guatemala, 6 Mayo, 74" origin cds, travel by steamer with perfectly struck red "Correos de Guatemala, Paquetes" cds, Very Fine and choice, ex-Spycher.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE 1871 5C COAT OF ARMS MULTIPLE PAYING THE DOUBLE INTERNAL RATE.
Recorded by Goodman on page 52, who records just this one cover with a pair of 5 centavos adhesives, there are however, two recorded thus - another from the same correspondence (ex-Miguel Ricoy) with one stamp repaired.
Lot 2531 ()Guatemala, 1871, Coat of Arms, 5c bister brown, light horizontal crease, tied by fancy "Franco" boxed handstamp of Jutiapa (Goodman CPS72) and barred "17" oval handstamp on ca. 1873 cover front to Guatemala City, F.-V.F., an exceptional and extremely rare usage, the sole example of a first issue adhesive used on cover from Jutiapa, ex-Spycher; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2532 ()Guatemala, 1871, 10c blue, type I, upper pane of 80, without gum, most selvage present with printed cross and hole in top sheet for placing the perforation machine, strong color, flaws including some soiling, various reinforced separations and some central thinning, Fine, this being the largest known multiple of the 1871 10c Coat of Arms issue.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 2533Guatemala, 1871, Coat of Arms, 20c rose, block of 8 and vertical pair, tied on piece by light indistinct cancels, small imperfections as to be expected but a remarkable and extremely rare block, Very Fine appearance, the used so-called "block of twelve" recorded is in fact a block of six, strip of three, pair and single, ex-Hubbard & Spycher.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
THE LARGEST KNOWN USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1871 20C COAT OF ARMS ISSUE.
Lot 2534Guatemala, 1871, Coat of Arms, 20c rose, well centered example used on cover to Paris, France endorsed via "Panama", tied by barred "1" oval handstamp with blue "Correos, Guatemala, Set 27, 1872" origin cds, via British P.O. with Colon, transit cds, boxed "G.B., 1F60c" accountancy handstamp and "12" décimes due handstamp upon arrival, reverse with red London transit and receiving cds's, Very Fine and choice, the overseas rate was reduced to 20c per half ounce from the end of January 1872, ex-Hubbard & Spycher; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
ONE OF THREE KNOWN SINGLE FRANKINGS OF THE 1871 20C COAT OF ARMS ISSUE TO FRANCE.
Unrecorded in the Goodman census (which records three covers) but further research shows that even now just six single frankings of this stamp are known, three of which are to France.
Lot 2535Guatemala, 1871, Coat of Arms, 10c blue, type II, top left corner flaw and s.e. at right, tied by barred "11" oval handstamp of Champerico on 1872 folded letter sheet paying the double rate to Guatemala City, Very Fine; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 3b Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF THREE RECORDED 1871 10C TYPE II COAT OF ARM ISSUES ON COVER PAYING THE RARE DOUBLE INTERNAL RATE.
Lot 2536Guatemala, 1871, Coat of Arms, 10c blue, type I, tied by barred "1" oval handstamp on folded letter sheet from Guatemala City to New York, blue "Correos, Guatemala, Ene 26, 1872" origin cds and "N.Y. Steamship, 10, Feb 19" integral due rate cds applied upon arrival, Very Fine, recorded in the Goodman handbook, one of just four covers recorded paying the 10 centavo 'Americas' single rate; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A CHOICE AND RARE SINGLE USAGE OF THE 1871 10C COAT OF ARMS ISSUE TO NEW YORK.
The rate for mail addressed to the U.S. was reduced from 20c to 10c at the end of January of 1872.
Lot 2537Guatemala, 1873, Coat of Arms, 4r dull red violet, on small piece tied by red "Correos de Guatemala, Paquetes, 8 Ago, 75" packet and Guatemala town cancels, Very Fine.
Scott No. 5 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2538Guatemala, 1875, Liberty, ½r blue green, on cover to Retalhuleu, tied by neat strike of barred "6" oval handstamp with matching "Correos de Quezaltenango, 18 Abr, 1876" cds at left, pre-paying the under ½ ounce internal rate., Very Fine and choice, Goodman records just four covers bearing this stamp with just such internal frankings known of which this is the earliest and finest. A superb and rare cover in the foremost quality for the issue, ex-Spycher; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.