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March 2004 Society Auction

Closed April 10, 2004

Lot Description M/B Realized
 

Penalty Envelopes

This first selection of Lots features Haiti Postal Administration penalty envelopes from the 1920's. Some are somewhat fragile brown paper, with some chips and stains. In groups of 3, with town of origin indicated by date stamp (cds) or handwriting (ms); all to Port-au-Prince, many by airmail.

   
1 Cap Haitien, 1930 ms and cds about fine, Baie de Henne 1928 ms and cds stains, Bombardopolis ms and cds also cds for Mole and Port-de-Paix 1928, clean. $12.00 $25.00
2 Cap Haitien, 1928 cds registered & clean, Chardonnieries 1930 ms via Cayes (cds), Fort Liberte 1928 ms and VF cds via Cap Haitien (cds), clean lot overall. 12.00 20.00
3 Cap Haitien, 1928 cds registered, Grand Riviere du Nord ms and (fair) cds via Cap Haitien 1928, Gros Morne nice cds and ms, clean, 1928. 12.00 12.00
4 Cap Haitien, 1928 cds registered, Mirabalais nice cds and ms staining, Lassade ms and nice cds also cds of Ouanaminthe, large stain on front. 12.00 25.00
5 Gonaives, 1930 ms and cds clean, Mont Organise 1928 ms via Lassade (cds) and Ounaminthe (cds) some staining, Ouanaminthe 1928 cds via Cap Haitien, mostly clean lot 15.00 15.00
6 Aquin, 1926 barely legible cds on back, Pte Trou de Nippes (year?) fair strike on front better on back file folds, Petit-Goave 1930 duplex cds. 10.00 10.00
7 Port de Paix, 1926 ms on front two nice cds on back some foxing and staining, Port a Piment 1928 ms and VF cds on front more plus Cayes cds strikes on back, toned at edges but VF for this, Port Margot 1926 ms on front fine cds on back. 12.00 25.00
8 Port de Paix, ms on front VF cds on back clean and VF, Quartier Morin 1928 VF cds on back and sealed on back with 10c Haiti 'Citadel' postage via Cap Haitien, Port Salut 1930 ms and cds (about good) on front Cayes duplex cds on back, clean lot. 15.00 15.00
9 Port de Paix, ms on front nice 1928 cds strikes on back, St Louis du Nord 1928 via Port de Paix nice cds strikes of both on front, Ste Suzanne 1928 via Trou cds strikes for both on front fine plus Cap Haitien cds on back, all three clean. 15.00 15.00
10 Mole St Nicolas, 1928 ms and good cds on front via Port de Paix VF cds registered with overinked R, Ste Suzanne 1928 ms and VF cds on front via Trou with VF cds on front, Cap Haitien on back, St Louis du Nord 1930 faint duplex cds strikes front and back clear Port de Paix on back. 15.00 27.00
11 Jeremie, nice cds 1928, clean with 15mm tear top right away from markings, Terrier Rouge 1928 cds fine and better strike on back via Trou VF cds and Cap Haitien on back, Trou 1928 ms and VF cds front and back and Cap Haitien on back. 15.00 15.00
12 Cayes, 1930 VF cds duplex clean, Trou almost VF cds 1926 Cap Haitien on back, Terrier Rouge weak strike of cds Cap Haitien on back, all clean. 10.00 15.00
13 Jeremie, (1928?) nice cds, Trou ms and VF cds on front 1928, Valliere ms and cds on front 1928 via Trou (VF cds) 2nd and quite nice strike of Valliere on back. 12.00 25.00
 

 

Stamps

   
14 Scott #1, #2, and #3 Fine, MNG, Full margins. Cat Val $32.00 6.00 No Bids
15 Same as Lot #14. 6.00 No Bids
16 #13, Cap Haitien Head Postal Forgery, perforation 16, VF. 10.00 12.00
17 #30, Block of 4, Left stamp in bottom row has a small piece of corner missing. Otherwise, VF block. One stamp is MNH others are MH. 12.50 12.50
18 #30, MNH with tiny spot gum missing left bottom; otherwise, VF condition; and, a #43 vertical pair with selvage on bottom stamp, MNH and VF. 4.00 5.50
19 #32-43, Mint, VF, Cat Val $6.20 1.50 2.50
20 #40, Used block of 4 and Mint block of 4 1.20 1.20
21 #42, Block of 6 and block of 8, Mint, VF. 1.75 2.50
22 #45, Margin block of 4, MNH, VF. 2.00 2.00
23 #47, Block of 4, Used, VF. 1.50 2.50
24 #71-79, Mint with #79 having a tiny tear in UR. Guaranteed genuine. 3.00 3.50
25 #74-75, Blocks of 4, Mint, #75 with some gum disturbance. CV $4.20 2.00 No Bids
26 #132 and #139, MNG, VF. 1.90 1.90
27 #141, Block of 4, Mint with bottom horizontal pair being MNH, VF. 6.00 No Bids
28 #142, horizontal pair, Mint, VF. 7.00 No Bids
29 #143, Mint, VF. 2.75 2.75
30 #144, Mint, VF. 3.75 4.25
31 #145-149, Mint VF. 1.00 2.00
32 #163, MNG, Fine, Cat Val $10.00 2.00 2.00
33 #169, (short foot of the "L") Mint, VF, Cat Val $8.75 2.00 4.50
34 #175, Mint VF. 1.00 1.00
35 #235-239, Mint F-VF, and #262, Mint, F-VF, Cat Val $6.30 1.50 3.00
36 #251, Block of 4, MNH. Original blue overprint which bled to look black. Scott #251 was replaced by true blue ink listed as #250. Scarce Item. VF condition. 2.00 5.00
37 #252, Block of 4, MNH, VF. 1.00 1.00
38 #252, Block of 4, MNH, VF. 1.00 1.00
39 #256, Block of 4, MNH, CV $1.60 1.00 1.00
39A #256, #258, #259, #265, #267, and #273 Mint, except for #258 which is MNG, CV $2.70 1.00 1.00
40 #257, Block of 4, MNH, CV $1.60, VF. 1.00 1.00
41 #258, Block of 4, MNH, CV $1.60, VF. 1.00 1.00
42 #272, Block of 4, MNH, CV $1.80, VF. 1.20 1.20
43 #277, Block of 4, Used, PauP cancellation, CV $1.60, VF. 1.00 1.00
44 #289, Block of 4, top margin, MNH, corner nicked, and #293, block of 4, MNH, VF. 1.50 2.00
45 #302, Block of 4, MNH, CV $1.40, VF. 1.00 1.00
46 #410-411, Block of 8 (4 each in this se-tenant block), MNH, VF. 1.50 No Bids
47 #440-441, C133-135, Full sheets of 25, MNH, VF, CV $25++ 15.00 No Bids
48 #442-443, C136-138, Blocks of 4, top left corner margins - four languages, MNH, CV $10.65, VF condition. 7.50 No Bids
49 Same as Lot 48, but left margin blocks. 7.00 No Bids
50 #473, Block of 4, CTO, VF; and #629, block of 4, MNH, VF. 1.00 No Bids
51 #486-488, #C188-190, Pairs in MNH VF condition. 1.00 No Bids
52 #503a-504a, MNH, VF. 1.00 No Bids
53 #633, Block of 6, MNH; and, #645, block of 4, MNH, VF. 1.25 No Bids
54 #638, Block of 4, top right corner margin, MNH, VF; and, #666, block of 4, MNH, VF condition. 1.25 No Bids
55 #658-659, Blocks of 4, MNH, VF, CV $1.60 1.00 No Bids
56 #659, Block of 4, Used on piece with pair of #C452. PauP postmarks, VF. 1.00 No Bids
57 #795-802, Olympics 1984, Seven stamps and a Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 1.25 3.50
58 #802, Imperforate Souvenir Sheet MNH, VF. See footnote in Scott Catalog. 2.00 3.50
59 #836, Souvenir Sheet in MNH VF condition. 2.25 3.50
60 #849-853 and #852a, Slave Rebellion Issue. Five stamps and a Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. Scarce set, especially the Souvenir Sheet with a current market price of $8-$10.00 8.00 13.00
61 #865, Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 2.50 3.00
62 #879, Sheet of 4, MNH, VF. Scarce/Undercatalogued. 1.00 2.00
63 #880, Volleyball Souvenir Sheet, 15 Gourde, MNH, VF. Unrealistically priced in Scott Catalog. Current market price $5-$6.00 3.00 No Bids
64 #896-901, Grimm's Fairy Tales Issue, MNH, VF. 4.00 7.00
65 #902, Souvenir sheet Grimm's issue, MNH, VF. 5.00 12.50
66 #907a, Tourism 1998 issue, Imperforate. MNH, VF. See Scott Catalog footnote. 5.00 17.50
67 #908, Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 5.00 6.50
68 #915-918a, UPU 125th Anniversary issue. Stamps and Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 4.00 10.00
69 #919-926, Tourism issue, seven stamps and a Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF 8.00 14.00
70 #927-933, Constitution Bicentennial issue, five stamps and a Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 10.00 24.00
71 New Issue, Toussaint L'Ouverture Bicentennial. Set of six stamps and a Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 10.00 16.00
72 Same as Lot #71. 10.00 15.00
73 #C22-23, MNH, CV $4.25, VF. 1.00 No Bids
74 #C29-32, Blocks of 4, MNH, VF. 8.00 No Bids
75 #C364, Block of 4, MNH, VF. 1.25 No Bids
76 #C385, Block of 6, bottom left corner margin, MNH, VF. 1.75 No Bids
77 #C388, Block of 4, MNH, CV $1.40, VF. 1.00 No Bids
78 #C450, Block of 6 on piece, Used; and, #C452 block of 4, Used. All VF. 1.50 No Bids
79 #CB1-2, Mint, VF. 17.00 20.00
 

 

Errors and Varieties

   
80 #77, Inverted overprint, Mint, VF. 1.00 1.50
81 Same as Lot 80. 1.00 1.50
82 #306, Inverted overprint, MNH; and, #307, Inverted overprint, MNG, VF. 9.00 10.00
83 #B35-37, No Periods after "5c". See footnote in Scott Catalog, MNH. 15.00 15.00
84 #B35-37 and #CB51, CB53-54. The rare Red "5c" No Period error on an airmail cover from PauP to NY (27 May 65), VF 10.00 12.00
 

 

Covers

   
85 Cover, PauP to Bordeaux. Postmarked on 31 October 1907, paid with #131. Fine condition. 7.00 No Bids
86 Cover with #162 on neat small cover (4 1/4 x 2 3/4), PauP to Washington, DC. Postmarked on 13 December 1913, VF condition. 20.00 20.00
87 Cover Jeremie to NYC, 20 March 1915, paid with #126 (2), F-VF. 10.00 10.00
88 First Flight cover, #WI-5, West Indian Airmail Express, PauP to Santo Domingo. Blue AVION cachet, VF condition. 5.00 No Bids
89 Same as Lot 88; but, cover is signed by pilot B.L. Rowe, and with blue WIAE cachet on back of cover, VF condition. 7.50 8.00
90 First Flight cover W1-7 (WIAE), PauP to Santiago de Cuba, Postmarked 21 and 28 February 1928. Backstamped Santiago de Cuba on 28 Feb 28. Signed by Pilot Rowe. Blue AVION cachet and WIAE cachet. Superb condition. 5.00 6.00
91 Cover, PauP to Chicago, 27 March 1928. Paid with #316. Blue AVION mark, F-VF condition. 2.00 2.00
92 First Flight F6-4, PauP to Miami, 9 January 1929, VF. 5.00 No Bids
93 Cover, PauP to Cleveland, 10/10/38. Paid with #328. 2.00 No Bids
94 Cover, PauP to Hartford, CT, 7/29/41. Paid with #338, VF. 2.00 No Bids
95 Airmail cover, PauP to Washington, DC, 31 Dec 43. Paid with #C8A. Fold in middle of cover not affecting stamp. 2.00 No Bids
96 Airmail commercial cover to Miami. Postmark not clear but year 1955 visible. Paid with #372 and #401 (2). VF condition 2.00 No Bids
97 FDC #489-90, C191-192, Unaddressed. Postmarked PauP 6/22/62. 2.00 No Bids
98 #643-646, #C366, #C368, Imperforate copies on five colorful covers with 3 Sep 1968 Petionville cancellations. 15.00 15.00
 

 

U.S. Navy in Haitian Waters

   
99 USS SAVANNAH (CL-42), Gonaives, 4 May 1938. Great strike on 2c Navy (US #791). Shakedown cruise cachet. Very nice. 15.00 15.00
100 USS RELIEF (AH-1), Gonaives, 26 Jan 39. Cover has a block of 4, 1934 USA Christmas seal, on upper left corner of front of cover. VF. 15.00 15.00
101 USS BROOKLYN (CL-40), Gonaives, 2 Feb 38. Great Shakedown cruise cachet with 1c and 2c Navy issue USA stamps. VF. 15.00 15.00
102 USS KANE 5 March 29, Gonaives/Haiti. VF. 10.00 10.00
 

 

Other

   
103 FDC #484-85, #C186-87. Scarce cover. VF. 6.00 7.00
104 FDC #B13, #CB22-24. VF. 2.50 No Bids
105 Same as Lot 104. 2.50 No Bids
106 New Issue, FDC, Toussaint L'Ouverture, with cachet. Souvenir Sheet not included. 6.00 8.50
107 Same as Lot 106. 6.00 8.00
108 Postal Stationery 1906, 5 centime letter card, Unused, VF. 10.00 No Bids
109 Wrapper, #618-619, on printed rate wrapper to USA. Indistinct cancellation. Red cachet - "IMPRIME". Uncommon usage. VF. 5.00 5.50
110 Auction Catalog. Famous PHILLIPS (New York) sale of "HISPANIOLA" collection of the Postal History and Stamps of Haiti. Sale held April 27, 1987. Includes 258 lots of stamps and covers of Liberty Heads and Salomon issues, including pre-adhesives, British and French consular covers, proofs, varieties, etc. Many lots in full color illustrations. Valuable reference. 15.00 No Bids
 

 

Special Offer

   
111 Haiti Literature Package. Includes all issues of Haiti Philately, from Vol. I No.1 to the present (29 volumes - 116 issues !!!); a copy of Leon Montes' "La Timbrologie Haitienne, 1881-1954". All in very good condition. Also 3 notebooks filled with copies of articles from various journals from the early 20th century, as well as copies of the incomplete APS articles series of the 1950s by Clarence W. Hennan and later items. Extraordinary reference. 105.00 140.00
 

 

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