Harmer-Schau Auctions

Sale 102

APS StampShow Auction

August 21-23, 2014


Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103
Cell Phone: (415) 827-1924 (During Preview Hours)

Auction - Convention Center
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - David B. Markowitz British Commonwealth Collection, Lots 1 - 532
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:00 p.m. - Coins & Currency, Lots 600 - 851
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:00 p.m. - Foreign & British Singles, Lots 852 - 1483
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. - Autographs, Rocket Mail & U.S. Singles, Lots 1484 - 2274
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - U.S. and Worldwide Collections, Lots 2275 - 2957

Preview - Connecticut Convention Center
Wednesday, August 20 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (show dealers and by appointment only)
Thursday, August 21 - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22 - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Thursday - Saturday (show dealers only)


The sale of 2889 lots consists of 2 separate auction catalogs.

The 1st session and separate catalog on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. will consist of the MINT British Commonwealth Collection of David B. Markowitz. The 532 single lots and country collections will be highlighted by G.B. SG#2 (cert.); Australia including all of the £1 values & States; strong Canada & Provinces with New Brunswick Scott #3 (numerous certs.); Newfoundland Scott #9 (cert.), #C1, Canada Scott #13 (cert.); Ceylon; Hong Kong; East Africa & Uganda; Malayan States; St. Christopher SG#27 (cert.); Cape of Good Hope including SG#13 (cert.-“one of the finest known”); Mafia Island; etc.

The 2nd session of 252 lots on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. will contain “Coins & Currency” including mostly U.S., Canada, Mexico with gold; and mostly U.S. Notes.

The 3rd session on Friday at 3:00 p.m. will contain 630 lots of Foreign and British Commonwealth singles. It will be highlighted by China with Imperial classics and P.R.C.; France Balloon Monté cover to U.S.; Germany and States including booklets; Russia highlighted by Offices in China cover. British Commonwealth including Great Britain with the rare 1935 2½d Silver Jubilee Prussian Blue mint SG#456a (cert.), “V.R.” Official SG#V1 mint (cert.); the third known and certified copy of Bechuanaland Protectorate SG#F2 mint; Canada & Provinces; and Orange Free State with proofs and scarce varieties.

The 4th session on Friday at 8:00 p.m. will contain about 800 lots beginning with Autographs and Aerophilately rocket mail including 1958 Point Magu (Ellington-Zwisler #22C1), and one of only 2 documented 1966 Surveyor Moon Vehicle Test cover (Ellington-Zwisler #96). The session will continue with U.S. State and Express Postal History and a “Gun Advertising” section. U.S. singles of approximately 680 lots follow highlighted by a newly certified (and second recorded) copy of First Day cover of the 1893 2¢ Columbian; #356 used (highest recorded grade 75); #414 never hinged grade 100; and #C23c certified used on cover (few known). This will be followed by a Possessions section with Hawaii..

The 5th session on Saturday at 6.00 p.m. will conclude with 680 U.S. and Worldwide Collections. The U.S. “Collections & Various” of almost 450 lots begins with 9 lots estimated at over $10,000 including a spectacular intact collection valued at $100,000; “Postage and Modern Collections”, grouping of “Back-of-the-Book” with a separate Revenue section; “Possessions”, and 75 “Postal History” lots. It will continue with 120 Commonwealth country and general collections (see 1st session) with Great Britain; and Canada and Provinces. The Foreign country collections are highlighted by China; France; Germany; and Japan. This is followed by Foreign general collections. As always, the sale continues with Worldwide collections, topical collections, and a Postal History section.

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PDFs of the entire sale are available:
Catalog 1 68 pages 7.5 megabytes
Catalog 2 222 pages 17.2 megabytes

    Session 1: British Commonwealth Collection of David B. Markowitz
    Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford CT
    David B. Markowitz Collection
Lots 1-21   Great Britain
Lots 22-69   Aden to Australia (Papua New Guinea)
Lots 70-109   Bahamas to Cameroons
Lots 110-163   Canadian Provinces and Canada
Lots 164-219   Cayman Islands to Gold Coast
Lots 220-282   Grenada to Leeward Islands
Lots 283-319   Malaysia: Straits Settlements to Tregganu
Lots 320-353   Maldive Islands to New Zealand (Niue)
Lots 354-392   Nigeria (Lagos) to Nyasaland
Lots 393-434   Palestine to Somaliland Protectorate
Lots 435-473   South African States and South Africa
Lots 474-532   Southern Rhodesia to Zanzibar
    Session 2: Coins & Currency
    Thursday, August 21, 2014, 9:00 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford CT
Lots 600-630   U.S. Fugio Cent to $20 St. Gaudens
Lots 631-677   U.S. Commemorative Silver to Eagles
Lots 678-700   U.S. Balances
Lots 701-767   Bahamas to Uruguay
Lots 768-795   Foreign Country Balances
Lots 796-802   Worldwide Balances
Lots 803-844   U.S. Note to National Bank Note
Lots 845-851   U.S. and Worldwide Balances
    Session 3: Foreign & British Singles
    Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford CT
    Foreign Individual Lots
Lots 852-864   Aegean Islands to Bulgaria
Lots 865-911   China and People's Republic of China
Lots 912-932   Colombia to France
Lots 933-998   German States to Semi-Official Flights
Lots 999-1033   German Offices in China to West Germany
Lots 1034-1098   Greece to Romania
Lots 1099-1138   Russia
Lots 1139-1174   St. Pierre & Miquelon to Venezuela
    Commonwealth Individual Lots
Lots 1175-1209   Great Britain
Lots 1210-1259   Antigua to British Virgin Islands
Lots 1260-1310   Canadian Provinces and Canada
Lots 1311-1359   Cayman Islands to Jamaica
Lots 1360-1414   K.U.T. (British East Africa) to Nyasaland (BCA)
Lots 1415-1442   Rhodesia to Seychelles
Lots 1443-1472   South African States and South Africa
Lots 1473-1483   Southern Rhodesia to Uganda
    Session 4: Autographs, Rocket Mail & U.S. Singles
    Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford CT
Lots 1484-1490   Presidents and Various
    Rocket Mail
Lots 1491-1499   U.S. and Foreign
    United States Postal History
Lots 1500-1508   Express Companies
Lots 1509-1575   By State
Lots 1576-1588   Gun Advertising
    United States Singles
Lots 1589-1630   Postmasters' Provisionals to 1875 Reproductions of 1847 Issue
Lots 1631-1662   1851-57 Imperforate Issue
Lots 1663-1715   1857-61 Perforate 15½ Issue to 1861-62 National Bank Note Issue
Lots 1716-1746   1861-66 National Bank Note Issue to 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-67 Issue
Lots 1747-1780   1869 Pictorial Issue to 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Issue
Lots 1781-1821   1870-71 National Bank Note With Grill to 1890 Bureau Issue
Lots 1822-1888   1893 Columbian Issue
Lots 1889-1922   1894 to 1898 Bureau Issues
Lots 1923-1944   1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue
Lots 1945-1994   1901 Pan-American Issue to 1909 Bluish Paper
Lots 1995-2045   1910-12 Issue to 1916-22 Perforate 10 Vertical
Lots 2046-2097   1917-19 Perforate 11 to 1922-25 Regular Issue
Lots 2098-2136   1923 Rotary to 1994 Legends of the West Recalled
Lots 2137-2176   Airpost
Lots 2177-2209   Special Delivery to Official
Lots 2210-2242   Newspaper to Encased Postage
Lots 2243-2255   Confederacy
    U.S. Possessions
Lots 2256-2274   Canal Zone to Ryukyus
    Session 5: U.S. & Worldwide Collections
    Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford CT
    U.S. Collections
Lots 2275-2352   General Collections
Lots 2353-2360   Postage & Modern Collections
Lots 2361-2390   Back-of-the-Book Collections
Lots 2391-2415   Revenue Collections
Lots 2416-2438   Possessions and United Nations
    U.S. Postal History
Lots 2439-2482   General Collections
Lots 2483-2498   First Day and Cachet Makers
Lots 2499-2503   U.S. and Foreign
Lots 2504-2520   United States
    Commonwealth Collections
Lots 2521-2544   Great Britain
Lots 2545-2558   Australia to Bermuda
Lots 2559-2586   Canadian Provinces and Canada
Lots 2587-2624   Falkland Islands to South Africa
Lots 2625-2643   General Collections
    Foreign Collections
Lots 2644-2664   Afghanistan to Bulgaria
Lots 2665-2684   China and People's Republic of China
Lots 2685-2712   Czechoslovakia to France
Lots 2713-2747   Germany
Lots 2748-2800   Greece to Luxembourg
Lots 2801-2867   Mexico to Viet Nam
Lots 2868-2900   General Collections
    Worldwide Collections
Lots 2901-2926   General Collections
Lots 2927-2934   Topical Collections
Lots 2935-2955   Cover Groupings
Lots 2956-2957   Literature

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