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Sale 122

Northern California Auction


Latvia through Nepal
 
 
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Lot 1939
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Latvia, Mint Collection 1918-1996, all mint collection in a pristine, well-filled KaBe hingeless album, much n.h. with post-Soviet modern issues, better incl. #101-12 n.h., 135-54, B24-97, CB1-24, imperf sets etc., lovely collection, generally very fine.
Estimate $700-900.
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$1,208
Lot 1940

Latvia, Interesting Mint Collection, Many hundreds mostly o.g. incl. mint #113-117, nice run of Semi-postal and Airmail Semi-postal sets, some perf. and imperf, and some Russian Occupation issues, mostly complete sets, fine to very fine.
Estimate $600-800.
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$978
Lot 1941

Liberia, Error Collection, n.h., about 25 retail cards, small and large, nearly all of which are pre-1960 issues; we note for instance, sheets of 20 of #334 and C69 with inverted centers, each stamp cataloging $50 in Scott, also note sheets of #335 and 337, also with centers inverted, as well as other error and proof sheets from the same issue and also from 1953 Birds, incl. Airpost, 1938 set imperforate, as well as C4-13 in imperf blocks of 4 and plenty of specimens, proofs and varieties of other 1890s to 1950s sets with a very high percentage being n.h., total retail $4800+. Ex Firby.
Estimate $1,000-1,200.
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$1,438
Lot 1942
 
Liechtenstein, Mostly Commercial Covers Intact, group of few hundred, loose to 1980's, strength in 1920's-50's period, strength in Semi-postals, also Airs, Postal Stationery usages, few oversized, few FD's, no apparent 19th Century, retail to $50++, mostly Fine or better.
Estimate $500-750.
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$1,840
Lot 1943
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Liechtenstein, Accumulation in Banker Box, 7 albums and stockbooks containing mostly n.h. and some used with better items from 1950's onward incl. sheets, FDC's, maximum cards, etc., Fine to Very Fine overall.
Estimate $300-400.
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$575
Lot 1944
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Lithuania, Mint Collection 1919-1996, all mint collection in a pristine, well-filled KaBe hingeless album, much n.h. with post-Soviet modern issues, better incl. #165-88 n.h., 219-40 n.h., 256-77K (perf and imperf), 278-95 n.h., C1-87 (with imperfs) mostly n.h. etc., outstanding collection, generally very fine.
Estimate $700-900.
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$1,323
Lot 1945
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Lithuania, Extensive Collection, Many hundreds from 1918 to 1940, mostly mint with some early used, nice run of o.g. sets, plus collection of Central Lithuania, fine to very fine.
Estimate $400-600.
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$1,035
Lot 1946
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Luxembourg, Extensive and Valuable Collection, Mint and used in 12 Lighthouse hingeless albums plus several boxes of collateral material, starting with first issue with following better mint; #9-12, 14-16, 20, 26-27, 42, 151, etc. all the way to 1997, and when mint not present the used counterparts are there, plus nice showing back-of-the-book incl. O3-4, O7 (used), stockbooks with dupl., nice group of sets in full sheets (few better), collection of used blocks, quantities of 1921 Charlotte sheets of 25, nice run of FDC's and maximum cards, plus an extensive group of 1000+ mint and used Postal Stationery items (early Formular cards, postal cards, etc.) from 1890's onward with many scarce usages, generally a fine lot with substantial total cat. value with some of the early materials having mixed condition as usual, a truly remarkable holding from a collector who loves this area, Fine overall.
Estimate $6,000-8,000.
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$5,175
Lot 1947
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Luxembourg, Exploded Booklet Collection, 1895 to 1930 complete with covers and most with interleaving mounted on old pages, incl. 2 examples of 1895 5c booklet, 6 in total, occasional toning issue, Fine lot.
Estimate $700-900.
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$805
Lot 1948
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Luxembourg, Specialized Used Early Issues Group, in album, hundreds starting with 1852 10c (x10), then 1sg (x10), both with various color shades, group of 1859-64 1c to 37½c, 1865-71 rouletted issues, etc. with many better stamps throughout, 1891-93 Adolphe issue color proofs group, 20c brown color error, plus some mint incl. with 1906 10c sheet of 10 and 1921 15c sheet of 5, generally a fine lot with few earlies in mixed condition as expected.
Estimate $600-800.
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$1,035
Lot 1949

Macao, Mostly Mint Extensive Collection, o.g. or without gum as issued, mostly complete 1884 to 1938 on homemade pages, with some "a" numbers, perf varieties, also Airs, Dues, many complete sets, fresh throughout, generally Fine to Very Fine. Ex Manning auction.
Scott $12,000 (old).
Estimate $1,000-1,400.
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$2,530
Lot 1950
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Macao, Mostly Classics and Modern FD's, in box, couple hundred FD's 1990's period along with album pages with mint and used earlier, and loose, inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250-350.
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$460
Lot 1951

Macao, Group of Eight Covers, 1925 reg. to Shanghai, four 1937 first flight covers, three 1939 covers with Paquebot cancels, Fine overall.
Estimate $150-200.
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$161
Lot 1952
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Macao, Highly Duplicated Mint Multiples, unused, identified and representing just a few numbers, incl. completes sheets down to scattered multiples, no gum to tissue adherence, Fine overall.
Scott $5,180.
Estimate $200-250.
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$299
Lot 1953
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Manchukuo, Mint and Used Accumulation, on stockpages, pages, loose along with occasional cover or postcard in ½ full banker box, nothing pulled, needs sorting but value in this popular area, Fine to Very Fine overall. Culled from retired collector's 300+ boxes.
Estimate $750-1,000.
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$6,900
Lot 1954
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Manchukuo, 1932 to 1945 Mint and Used Collection, mint mostly n.h., virtually complete incl. varieties and blocks of 4, #86a used, occasional dupl., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750-1,000.
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$748
Lot 1955
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Manchukuo, Mint and Used Accumulation, Few hundred n.h. to o.g. and used on stockpages mostly in multiples, incl. Airs, few larger blocks particularly of 1936-37 issue, some fairly extensively dupl. used with possible better cancels, also used on small pages, etc., also few better Japan, fresh throughout, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400-600.
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$489
Lot 1956

Manchukuo, Mint Collection on Pages, excellent showing on Scott pages, only missing #29-31 and a couple of others for completion, plus a few dupl. and varieties, also overprints on issues by China, couple of postcards, inspect, fine to very fine. Originally sold in our 2008 auction for $661, subsequently just a couple items removed.
Estimate $350-450.
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$690
Lot 1957
 
Manchukuo, Collector Mint Accumulation, mostly o.g., many hundreds on stockpages and in glassines with dupl., some used, better items incl. mint #1-18, 83-100, 108, and used #30, incl. some varieties and multiples, and some literature, worth a close look, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300-400.
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$1,380
Lot 1958
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Mexico, Extensive Collection in Scott Album, Few thousand, 1856/1984 many issues both o.g. and used, strong 19th Century incl. better issues and varieties, nice group of Civil War issues, mostly complete mint from 1939 on incl. Airs plus nice back-of-book incl. Officials and a few Revenues, few questionable but still a great collection for the specialist, fine. Sold in our 2008 auction for $11,500, intact.
Estimate $6,000-8,000.
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$7,475
Lot 1959
 
Mexico, Collection of Chiefly Classics, hundreds mounted on pages, with dupl., some mint blocks, oldtime grouping with some identified by towns or district cancels, inspect, Fine overall. Realized hammer $4500 in 2007 auction.
Estimate $1,500-2,000.
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$1,495
Lot 1960
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Mexico, Mint and Used Collection, in Scott album to 1969, mostly 20th Century mostly mint, incl. Airs and back-of-book, clean lot, mostly Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,600.
Estimate $300-400.
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$690
Lot 1961
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Mexico, Collection 1934-69, mint collection in Lighthouse hingeless album with slipcase, nice coverage of commemorative sets with Airmail, souvenir sheets and some definitive sets, incl. #737-58, 760-83, 792-95, 801-04, 806-11, 813-27, 830-73, 886-908, 896a, 910-27, C82-93 n.h., C7-140, C143-69, C178-96 etc., later mostly n.h., some used not counted, generally fine to very fine.
2020 Scott $1,800 + (for mint) (Owner's).
Estimate $250-350.
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$299
Lot 1962
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Monaco, Extensive 1885 to 1969 Collection, Comprehensive collection in Minkus album starting with mint #1-9, 11-29 (less 28), 110-30, 176, the four 1949 Red Cross perf/imperf mini-sheets (with and without surcharges), B2-7, B19-23, B26-35, B36-50, C27-29, C41-44, CB1-14, J21-26, etc., a nice clean o.g. or n.h. collection (early period mixed condition as can be expected), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500-2,000.
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$2,185
Lot 1963
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Monaco, Collection and Accumulation, 1885 to 1994 mint and used in 2 banker boxes containing 3 well-filled Lighthouse hingeless albums starting with first issue to modern period with numerous better items throughout (many n.h.), incl. imperfs, S/S, mini-sheets and full sheets, plus stockbook of dupl. with n.h. sets, and group of 8 FDC albums full of colorful covers incl. S/S and mini-sheets FDC's, very nice comprehensive lot of this area, 19th Century mixed condition, 20th Century mostly fine to very fine.
Estimate $1,400-1,800.
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$2,070
Lot 1964
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Monaco, Mostly Mint Collection, mounted in French album 1891 to 1977 mostly mint with some n.h., contains many better mint early items, sets, better Airs, Postage Dues etc., some highlights are #28, J18, J2126, 6092, 159, B2635, B38-50, J1J15A, 1950's Airmails, etc., high degree of completion for the period, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott approximately $7,000.
Estimate $800-1,000.
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$1,150
Lot 1965
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Monaco, Collection 1885 to 1990, 2 Minkus albums pretty well filled mint or used incl. early issues with better items and Back-of-Book, booklets, souvenir sheets, etc., please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500-700.
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$719
Lot 1966
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Mongolia, Mint Collection to 2000, intact in 2 Scott Internationals to 2000, fairly extensive early period mint or used, 1958 on virtually complete o.g. to n.h., incl. sheetlets, blocks, etc., very fine overall.
Estimate $1,000-1,400.
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$2,300
Lot 1967
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Nepal, Mint Aerogrammes Stock, hundreds mostly Aerogrammes heavily dupl. and sorted representing around 15 diff. designs, mostly 1950's to 1960's period, some dupl. with cto cancels, also incl. 3 packs of 100 each of Postal Card 20p value, clean group, inspect. Ex Friedman "Cover Corner" Stock.
Estimate $150-200.
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