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December 2009 Society Auction

Closed January 15, 2010

Lot Description M/B Realized
  Saint Domingue – Folded Letters    
1 Folded letter, Cap Francais, 18 June 1768, ship letter to Bordeaux, with markings, somewhat faint, of postal service of Loliot; B in circle, 2e Lee, and DU. Letter is sound and in fine condition, considering age, with a faint horizontal crease near the top. Contents in French, two plus pages, neat handwriting that appears legible. $40.00 $310.00
2 Folded letter, Bayonne, 11 January 1777, ship letter to Plaine a Jacob, via Bordeaux and Jacmel. Markings include faint B in circle and a poor strike of JACMEL, Jamet #1 for that town. Postage due in Saint Domingue is 2 1/2 E. Letter is sound and very neat. Contents 2 1/2 pages of small, neat handwriting in French probably can be read with some difficulty. F/VF. 25.00 55.00
3 Folded letter, Le Cap to Bordeaux, 13 May, 1771, ship letter, sound and neat with horizontal file fold near bottom. Front has markings of Loliot poste, B in circle and DU both in red. Contents in French, two pages of small but neat handwriting, probably legible. VF.  40.00 60.00
4 Folded letter, New Orleans, 24 March 1787, to Portoise via St. Domingue and Bordeaux. Sound packet letter with almost VF strike of CAP FRANCAIS J ST D and faint strike of the circular COL BORDX marking. On reverse is the usual 20 (decimes) in red, prepaid, and on the front 34 (decimes) inland postage in France. Sound with minor faults, including a vertical file fold not affecting markings. Contents in French, about 1/3 page of very small, neat writing. 35.00 220.00
5 Folded letter, Port au Prince to Havre, 3 March 1786, ship letter with VF strike of "colonies" in a small arc, in black, of the Maritime Poste of Havre. Letter is neat and sound. Contents in French, two pages, probably legible. 30.00 45.00
6 Folded letter, Le Cap, 31 October 1788, to Marseille, ship letter with almost VF strike of COLONIES in red of Marseille Maritime Poste. Letter is neat and sound except for horizontal file fold midway detracts somewhat. Contents in French, three pages, probably legible. 40.00 60.00
7 Folded letter, Le Cap 31 January 1788, to Havre, packet letter with VF strike of CAP FRANCAIS J ST.D, manuscript 20 in red on back (prepayment). Letter contents one page in French, legible. Sound, attractive, and free of faults. 50.00 220.00
8 Folded letter, Le Cap, 2 August 1780, ship letter to Bordeaux via Spain. On back is VF strike of CADIZ in red. On front in manuscript is 16 (sols due in France). Postage probably breaks out to 4 sols ship letter, 10 for Cadiz to Bordeaux, and 2 for delivery at Bordeaux. Horizontal file fold near bottom detracts somewhat from appearance, otherwise clean, sound VF.  40.00 100.00
9 Folded letter, Aquin, 22 October 1793, to Polverel, Civil Commissioner, free of postage. Letter is clean and sound with somewhat faint strike of AQUIN, Jamet #4 for that town. Contents 1 1/2 pages in French, legible. VF.  50.00 250.00
10 Folded letter, Port au Prince, 15 November 1793, addressed to Polverel, local, not charged. On the front is a strike, almost VF, of PORT AU PRINCE, Jamet #13 for that town. Contents in French and legible. The writer is requesting permission to immigrate to New England. P au P still in French hands at this date. Very sound, clean and attractive.  50.00 300.00
 

 

Stamps

   
11 Scott #1-6, Baguet forgeries, Mint, VF. 30.00 60.00
12 #1-6, Baguet forgeries w/ PauP cancellations. VF.  30.00 60.00
13 #1, 2, 4, & 5, Liberty Heads Used. All w/Cap-Haitien dated postal cancels, VF 20.00 32.00
14 #2, Proof, Fournier forgery from one of the 480 albums prepared by the Philatelic Union of Geneva. VF. 25.00 38.00
15 #6, Used; date of cancellation appears to be 2 March 1883. Color variety described as Stanley Gibbons #6a (brown/cream). Scott #6 is red brown/yellowish. VF. 17.00 31.00
16 #37 & #43, Imperforate forgeries, Mint, VF. 2.00 5.00
17 #43, Imperforate, Mint w/o gum (as issued), and a horizontal pair imperf vertically in MNH condition. VF. 3.50 4.00
18 #38, Horizontal pair imperf vertically, Mint, VF. 2.50 5.00
19 #42, Horizontal pair imperf vertically, Mint, VF. 6.00 6.00
20 #43, Horizontal pair imperf vertically, Mint, VF. 6.00 6.00
21 #51, Trial proof, dull violet color, imperforate, VF. 2.50 No Bids
22 #96-101, Imperforate. Two or three copies of each for a total of 15 copies; color shades included. Mint, VF. 1.50 1.50
22A #221 (delisted), American Bank Note Company die proof in black color (size 3” x 2”) of the Coat of Arms used only for the central vignette of the 1914 unlisted set. Inscribed at bottom “ARMS OF HAITI/SPECIAL – C – 1416”. Only 2 or 3 copies are known to exist. VF condition.  50.00 94.00
23 #259, Inverted OP, Mint, VF. 2.50 2.50
24 #410-11, Sheets of 20, MNH, VF. 1.50 No Bids
25 #609G, Imperforate, MNH, VF. 3.50 4.00
26 #643-46, C366-68, Trial color proofs, MNH, Imperforate horizontal pairs. Very Fine. 30.00 No Bids
27 Same as Lot #26 but singles. 15.00 No Bids
28 #696, C434-37, MNH, VF. 1.75 No Bids
29 #788, on cover, unaddressed w/commemorative cancel only, dated 25 Feb 1986, to note the re-establishment of Haiti's national blue and red flag. VF. 1.00 2.00
30 #913, Sheetlet of 16 (4 x 4), cancelled by favor (PauP 27 Aug 1999). 5.00 No Bids
31 #914A-F, CTO, VF. 4.00 12.00
32 #C40, Proof on card, 100 mm x 125 mm, negligible toning spot on card but still a very nice looking item.  40.00 40.00
33 #C309, MNH, VF. 8.00 8.00
34 #B1, CB1-2, MNH, VF. 25.00 No Bids
35 #CB3-8, MNH, VF. 22.00 33.00
36 Collection of approximately 80 complete sets (between 1945-1968) affixed to sheets of strong paper and cancelled w/FD cancels. High value. Nice selection in excellent condition.  35.00 70.00
37 Collection of 25 diff multiples/sheets (1965-1972). 14 CTO others are MNH. High cat value (over $175). Mostly blocks 20 & 4 full sheets of 50.VF. 40.00 No Bids
 

 

Souvenir Sheets

   
38 #486-88, C188-90. Sheetlets of 12, MNH, VF. 6.50 No Bids
39 #616P-Q Used CTO. Additional MNH copy of #616Q. VF. 6.00 No Bids
40 #616x, two copies (MNH and CTO) of the 2 Gourdes sheet noted in footnote Scott Catalog. VF. 4.00 No Bids
41 #624H-I, Two APOLLO 11, perforated S/S, CTO, VF. 5.00 No Bids
42 #647, C195a, MNH, VF. 1.00 1.00
43 #770a, 770j, MNH, VF. 4.00 21.00
44 #817, MNH, VF. 1.50 No Bids
45 #836, MNH, VF. 2.00 17.00
46 #847a, MNH, VF. 1.00 9.00
47 #879, CTO, VF. 4.00 4.50
48 #889, CTO, VF. 2.00 2.50
49 #895, CTO, VF. 1.50 2.00
50 #902, Cancelled by favor, VF. 9.00 No Bids
51 #908, CTO, VF. 3.00 4.00
52 #C114a, MNH, VF. 1.50 No Bids
53 #C135a, C144a, MNH, VF. 2.00 No Bids
54 #C165a, MNH, VF. 1.00 No Bids
55 #C169a, C190a, MNH, VF. 1.50 No Bids
56 #C114a, C121a, MNH, VF. 3.00 No Bids
57 #C152a, C165a, MNH, VF. 3.00 No Bids
58 #C190a, C192a, C195x, MNH, VF. (the 'C195x' is the “Epreuves De Luxe” issue; see footnote Scott Cat). 2.50 3.00
59 #C192a, C226a, MNH, VF. 1.50 No Bids
60 #C211, C226a, MNH, VF. 2.00 2.00
61 #C125, Perf and Imperf sheets, MNH, VF. 6.00 No Bids
62 #C323, Perf and Imperf sheets, MNH, VF. 3.50 No Bids
63 #C359a, C390A, C390B, MNH, VF. 3.50 No Bids
64 #C373, C420, MNH, VF. 4.00 No Bids
65 #C420, CB54x (see footnote Scott Cat), MNH, VF. 3.25 6.00
66 #CB7a-8a, MNH, VF. 26.00 No Bids
67 #CO5a, CTO, VF. 1.50 1.50
 

 

First Day Covers

   
68 #385-88, C191-92, both FDCs & registered mail to USA. VF. 1.00 2.00
69 #400-01, C71-74, 402-03, C75-80, PauP local mail (1 Jan 1951 with blue cachet), VF. 4.00 4.00
70 #444-46, C139-41, unaddressed, VF. 1.50 1.50
71 #448-50, 452-53/C151-2, 486, C15, C17. In 5 FDCs, VF. 1.00 2.00
72 #503a-04a, C206a-07a, unaddressed, VF. 2.50 2.50
73 #611-15, unaddressed, VF. 2.50 3.50
74 #624I, Perf and Imperf sheets, unaddressed, FDCs, VF. 7.00 8.00
75 #625-27, C348-50, unaddressed, VF. 15.00 40.00
76 #696, C434-37, unaddressed, VF. 2.00 3.50
77 #713-15, C469-71, unaddressed, VF. 2.50 4.00
78 #716, C472-73, 717-18, C474-76, unaddressed, VF. 2.50 4.00
79 #721-23, C483-86, unaddressed, VF. 4.00 5.00
80 #728-30, C494-98, unaddressed, VF. 2.50 5.00
81 #731-33, C499-506, in 3 covers, unaddressed, VF. 5.00 7.00
82 #781-88, unaddressed, VF. 2.00 3.00
83 #C52-54, on Registered cover to USA. Excellent condition. 12.00 15.00
 

 

Covers

   
84 Pioneer Airmail, 19 April 1926, Cap Haitien to PauP, VF. 20.00 No Bids
85 Pioneer Airmail, 25 July 1926, Cap Haitien to PauP, VF. 20.00 No Bids
86 First Flight Cover (FFC), PauP to Port de Paix, 19 April 1927, w/type b & d (2x) cachets. Paid w. #318, VF. 15.00 No Bids
87 FFC, PauP to Jeremie, 12 July 1927, w/type d cachet. Paid w/#318. 15.00 No Bids
88 Cover, PauP (12 July 1927), Local Mail w/Berthelot commemorative cancel. Paid with #285 (2) and #288, VF. 2.50 2.50
89 FFC, PauP to Santo Domingo, 13 Dec 1927, signed by pilot Rowe. WIAE and Correo Aereo/Avion Santa Maria blue cachets. VF. 20.00 No Bids
90 FFC, PauP to Santiago, Cuba, 21 Feb 1928, w/circular AVION cachet and 2 diff WIAE cachets. VF. 10.00 No Bids
91 Pan American Airways cover, PauP (9 Jan 1929) to USA via Miami, VF. 10.00 No Bids
92 FFC, FAM6-9, PauP (9 Jan 1929) to Camaguey; proper backstamps, VF. 10.00 No Bids
93 FFC, PauP to Kingston, Jamaica, 29 Nov 1930. Registered Mail paid w/#C1-2, 310, 315. VF condition. 15.00 20.00
94 Cover, PauP (13 Nov 1944) to NY. This is a double censored mail. VF. 1.50 No Bids
95 Covers, group of 24 covers (1980s & 1990s), unaddressed, w/Small Town cancels such as Port Liberte, Carrefour, Limbe, Miragalois. Good representation of small town postmarks. VF condition.  (Donated material)   None 37.00
96 #C317 in a commemorative unaddressed cover and not postally cancelled. Two color cachets; one applied over the stamp. Cover is signed by Dr. Jan Boesman (balloon pilot) and his wife. VF. Unique !!! 5.00 11.00
 

 

Reference Material

   
97 Catalog. LA TIMBROLOGIE HAITIENNE 1881-1954 by Leon Montes. Condition – like new. 25.00 40.00
98 The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol 73, No 6 (Nov-Dec 1994) with “Two Haitian Presidents in One Uniform or How the ABN Co Took a Short Cut” by F. B. Sellers. 3.50 4.00
99 The Collectors Club Philatelist, Vol 39 No 5 (Sep 1960) w/ “The Large Palms Issue of 1891-93” by J. R. W. Purves. VF. 3.50 4.00
100 Book. Schmidt, Hans. THE U.S. OCCUPATION OF HAITI 1915-1934. Rutgers, 1971, 303 pages. Out of print. Original dust jacket. Essential work for USMC in Haiti. Very Fine condition. 35.00 40.00
 

 

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