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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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Switzerland

Lots 528-537 Lots 538-547 Lots 548-553

Lot 528 o   

Switzerland, 1850, Poste Locale, 2½rp black & red, with frame around cross, diamond grid cancel, full even margins to clear at bottom, Very Fine; with 1980 von der Weid certificate. Zumstein No. 14 I SFr 1,750 ($1,770).
Scott No. 2    Estimate $500 - 750.

Certificate.

Realized: $475

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Lot 529 o   

Switzerland, 1850, Rayon I, 5rp dark blue, black & red, without frame around cross, "Langnau" straight line cancel, clear to mostly large margins, Very Fine. Zumstein No. 15 II SFr 500 ($500).
Scott No. 7a    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 530 o   

Switzerland, 1851, Rayon I, 15rp light blue & red, without frame around cross, horizontal pair, full blue diamond grid cancel, margins large to just shaving frameline at top right and right, F.-V.F. and attractive. Zumstein No. 17 II SFr 500 ($500).
Scott No. 10    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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Lot 531    

Switzerland, 1855, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 10rp milky blue, red silk threads, margins large to just into frameline at lower left, tied by light diamond grid handstamp on small folded letter, matching "Zurich, Apr 18, 1857" cds, Very Fine. Zumstein No. 23Ca SFr 450 ($450).
Scott No. 26    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 532 o   

Switzerland, 1855, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 1fr lavender, black silk threads, diamond grid cancel, full margins all around, Extremely Fine, a gem used Strubel issue. Zumstein No. 27C SFr 1,300 ($1,310).
Scott No. 30    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 533    

Switzerland, 1858-62, Sitting Helvetia ("Strubel"), 5rp brown, green silk threads on thick paper, diagonal bisect on wrapper, tied by "Geneve, 29 Avril 61" cds on wrapper used locally with second strike at right, wrapper with hint on light stain spots, F.-V.F. Zumstein No. 22G.
Scott No. 36    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 534 ()   

Switzerland, 1862-63, Sitting Helvetia, 5c dark brown, double transfer, no gum, well centered, couple tiny perf thins, Very Fine appearance, a rare double transfer in mint condition. Michel No. 22 III. Zumstein No. 30.2.01.
Scott No. 43c    $4,250.

Realized: $325

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Lot 535 o   

Switzerland, 1881, Sitting Helvetia on granite paper, 5c brown, numerals doubled with one inverted, left stamp in horizontal pair with normal, Aarau town cancel, Fine and scarce. Zumstein No. 45.2.01 SFr 800 ($810).
Scott No. 61 var.    Estimate $250 - 350.

Realized: $170

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Lot 536    

Switzerland, 1900, U.P.U., 25c blue, Plate I, top left corner margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged (small gum skip in top left stamp), hinged on top selvage only, deep color, fresh and Fine. Zumstein No. 79A SFr 440 ($440).
Scott No. 100 var.    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $140

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Lot 537    

Switzerland, 1916, Helvetia with Sword, 80c slate & buff, chalky paper, tied by "Eglisau, 3.VIII.42" postmark on registered express cover to Herr Guisan, General of the Swiss Army, backstamped "Feldpost, Poste de Campagne, 3.VIII.42" double circle, Very Fine. Zumstein No. 141y SFr 1,800 ($1,820).
Scott No. 143 var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $350

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