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March 2009 Society Auction

Closed April 5, 2009

Lot Description M/B Realized
  U.S. Navy in Haitian Waters    
1 USS CONCORD, type 3, postmarked Gonaives 1.31.39. VF strike on business cover to Washington, D.C. Good-Fine $7.00 $7.00
2 USS DEWEY, type 3, postmarked Gonaives Gulf/Haiti 1.25.25. Beautiful strikes on Shakedown Cruise cover for Dewey. Cachet designed by Jay Richell 7.50 9.00
3 USS PERRY, type 3, postmarked Gonaives 5.14.34. Good strike on cover with small cachet of a small ship in red. Overall good. 6.00 8.00
4 USS POLLACK (submarine), type 3, applied at English Bay (!), Haiti 2.1.39. Good strike on cover with cachet designed by Ray Murridge. 7.50 8.00
5 USS PORTLAND, type 3, postmarked Gonaives 10.21.34. Good strike on cover with cachet EAST COAST CRUISE (blue). 6.50 6.50
6 USS RALEIGH, type 3, postmarked Port-au-Prince, 2.28.39. VF strike. Handmade cachet with Christmas wishes. Unique. Overall fine. 7.50 8.00
7 USS RANGER, type 3, postmarked Gonaives 2.10.39. USS part of psmk faint, but rest of strike good. 6.50 7.00
8 USS REUBEN JONES, type 3, postmarked Gonaives Bay 3.10.28. Good strike on penalty cover. 12.50 13.00
9 USS RICHMOND, type 3, postmarked Gonaives 3.7.39. Beautiful strike. Cover has special St. Patrick's cachet. VF. 7.00 7.00
10 USS RELIEF, type 3, postmarked Gonaives 5.14.34. Two VF strikes on two different & separate stamps. Beautiful cover. 7.00 7.00
11 USS SKIPJACK (submarine), type 3, postmarked Gonaives Bay 2.11.39. Fair strike on cover with cachet by Dumonte. 7.50 8.00
12 USS SNAPPER (submarine), type 3, postmarked 1.30.39 at Aux Cayes (blue ink) VF strike. Some toning on cover with cachet by Richard Buchwald. 8.00 8.00
13 USS STINGRAY (submarine), type 3, postmarked Gonaives Bay 4.15.39. VF strike on cover with cachet by R. Buchwald. VF. 8.00 10.00
14 USS TARBELL, type 3, postmarked 2.1.32 Gonaives (blue ink) on penalty cover. Good strike. 7.00 7.00
15 USS TEAL, type 3, postmarked Gonaives 1.24.31. Just fair strike. 5.00 15.00
 

 

Revenue Documents and Stamps

All document taxes are paid by wreath or circle type indicium applied to paper. These indicium types are illustrated on page 48 and 56, respectively, in the 2003 edition of 'The Congress Book.' Note that each 12 centimes indicium was individually fashioned and not one is identical to the other.

   
16 12 centimes paid at Port-au-Prince on Payment Order, dated 3 September 1821. Strike good. Edges tattered. Otherwise, overall condition good. 10.00 52.00
17 12 centimes paid at Jacmel on itemized cargo, dated 3 December 1828. Strike is fair. Paper quality overall good with toning. A few holes in are of indicium. 8.50 52.00
18 12 centimes paid at Jacmel on itemized cargo manifest, dated 12 December 1828. Paper has some toning and a few holes. Strike is good. Overall quality is good. 8.00 52.00
19 12 centimes paid at Jacmel on itemized cargo manifest, dated 14 December 1828. VG strike of indicium. Paper quality overall vg. 10.00 52.00
20 12 centimes paid at Jacmel on customs affidavit, dated 22 December 1828. Few holes in area of indicium. Indicium albino-like. Overall quality of paper good. 7.50 52.00
21 12 centimes with Republique d'Hayti (a variety) indicium on customs receipt. Strike of indicium poor and quality of paper average. 5.00 52.00
22 Large, folded document (16 x 12.25 inches) that shows shipping for Grand Gosier, Haiti, dated 30 September 1829. Very heavy paper with some toning. Edges fine. Strike of indicium fair. 8.50 52.00
23 Five centimes in circle indicium on blank paper. Some toning. Edges fine. Strike of indicium fair. 3.50 52.00
24 Block of twelve: Deux centimes red surcharge on Effets de Commerce #15 (Stamps of 1892). Condition generally good, with gum intact. 5.00 5.00
25 Block of six. Error of Lot 24 that consists of a double perforation at vertical left. VG condition. Gum intact. 7.50 9.00
26 Revenue sampler consisting of 30 stamps. While there appears to be duplication, some stamps are of different printings or used and/or mint copies. 5.00 5.00
 

 

First Day Covers

   
27 #389, CB 52-54 & # C31 2.00 2.00
28 #510-12, C223-26 & # 13-16, C227-29 2.00 2.00
29 #543, C260-62 & #556-58, C270-72 3.00 3.00
30 #559-61, C273-76 & #566, B38-40, CB55-56 4.00 4.00
31 #567-70, C280-81 & #575-77, C285-87 & 578-79, C288, CB57 & #580-83, C289-95 4.00 4.00
32 #585-89, C299-301, CB58-60 & #590-92, C302-05 5.00 5.00
33 #596-98, C310-12 & #609-09F, C317-18 5.00 5.00
34 #616P-Q & #624H-I (perforate and imperforate) 20.00 20.00
35 #616-16O & #617, C338-40 4.00 4.00
36 #624-24C, 624E-G (perforate copies), 624-24G (imperforate) 4.00 4.00
37 #634-36, C357-59 & #C369-72 & #B43-44 3.00 3.00
38 #B31-34, CB49 & #C238-41, CB50 3.00 3.00
39 #618-20, C342-44 & #B41-42, CB 61-62 3.00 3.00
40 #B10-13 & #C107a (perf and imperf) 4.00 4.00
41 #C319-22 & #628-30, C351-53 & #611-15, C326-29 & 631-33, C354-56 5.00 5.00
42 #C373 & #809 & Aerogram OP 0.70 cent & Aerogram OP 1.25G 16.00 16.00
43 #C380-83 & #C499-506 & #789-94 & #810-16 5.00 5.00
44 #CB6-7 8.00 No Bids
45 #509, C216-18 & #CB22-23 2.00 2.00
 

 

United States Marine Corps Covers

   
46 Occupation cover with 2/10/22 USMC cancel type C-2 as defined in HP XXV: 4; the cancel "2nd RDG 1st PROV. BRIGADE, CAPE HAITIEN, HAITI" is clear; the cover was opened at top and right side but is in F condition; a rare cover. 90.00 140.00
47 Occupation cover USMC cancel type P-1 but used later in the twenties as discussed in HP XXV:4; no year date shown; franked by 1/2 and 1-1/2 cent US stamps of 1922; Cover and stamps VF; the cds is clear but a bit lightly struck. 30.00 35.00
48 Occupation cover with 2/13/25 USMC cancel type C-3; cancel is F and cover VF; only three covers recorded as of compilation date in 12/99. 35.00 42.00
49 Occupation cover with 2/9/26 USMC cancel type P-7; stamp, cancel and cover VF. 35.00 37.00
50 Registered occupation cover of 8/8/27 USMC cancel P-R-5; VF 5 & 12 cent US stamps pay 17c rate; stamps, registry markings and cover are VF. HP records only one other cover. Unusual added inclusion is the Receipt for registered article which is usually eventually discarded. 75.00 85.00
 

 

Very Special Selection

Imperforates

   
51 #444-46, C139-41 1959 Pope Pius XII Memorial issue complete set 6v. in imperforate pairs. Scarce early imperf issue, 50 sets exist (25 pairs). MNH. 85.00 125.00
52 #448-50, C145-47 1959 3rd Pan American Games issue complete set of 6v. in imperforate pairs. Another scarce early imperf issue, 50 sets exist (25 pairs). MNH. 85.00 130.00
53 #521-23, C233-35 1965 New York World's Fair issue. Complete set of 6v. in imperforate pairs. An elusive Space topical issue, 50 sets exist (25 pairs). MNH. 95.00 145.00
54 #628-30, C351-3 1970 Martin Luther King Memorial issue. Complete set of 6v. in imperforate pairs. A popular topical set, 50 sets exist (25 pairs). MNH. 75.00 75.00
55 #643-6, C366-68 1971 Paintings issue. Complete set of 7v. in imperforate pairs. Modified colors from the issued set, this issue appeared in larger quantities, exact number unknown. 30.00 No Bids
56 #680-1, C415-19. 1974 Copernicus 500th Anniversary issue. Complete set of 7v. in imperforate pairs. Although 50 sets exist (25 pairs) this issue had limited distribution and is rarely seen or offered. 150.00 210.00
57 1973 Scott unlisted. UPU Centenary overprint on Apollo 17 overprinted set of 3v. from the unauthorized Space Achievement issue. Set of imperforate singles with margins. Quantity issued unknown. MNH. 20.00 No Bids
 

 

Additional First Day Covers

   
58 #624-624G. 1969 Apollo 7 & 8 issue. Cpt set of 8v. perf + 8v. imperf (in different colors than the perf stamps) on four unaddressed First Day Covers with commem. FD cancel is dated 29 Aug 69. Scott Cat has it as 6 Oct 1969. 10.00 No Bids
59 #656-656O. 1971 Apollo XII - Safe Return overprints. Cpt. set of perforated 8v. post + 8v. airmail + imperf 8v. post + 8v. airmail (total of 32v.) on four unaddressed First Day Covers with commem. FD cancel. The ovpt. on the imperf stamps are in different colors that the ovpts on the perf stamps. 10.00 10.00
60 Unlisted 1975 Audubon-Birds Paintings issue. Set of 23v. on three registered and backstamped First Day Covers addressed to J. & H. Stolow. These original 23 values were the ones that were intitially released by Stolow and distributed to new issue subscribers. See footnote in Scott's. Only these 23 vals. are known to have been used on cover though it remains unclear if the stamps were ever available within Haiti. Also included is a reprint from the page in Le Moniteur which supposedly authorized the issue (which was later repudiated when allegations of money kickbacks were revealed). Approx. 100-150 sets of these FDC's were made and you won't see more of these offered in the HPS auctions anytime soon. 50.00 64.00
61 #451, C148-50 Winter Olympics/California ovpt. set of 4v. on unaddr. First Day Cover. 2.50 No Bids
62 #B10-12, CB19-21 "Pour Le Sport" set of 6v. on 2 uncach. First Day Covers. 3.00 No Bids
63 #CB32-34 Boy Scout Conference Ovpt. on Airplanes issue. Cpt. set of 3v. on unaddr. cacheted First Day Cover with cachet Type I - Scout Emblem. 8.00 No Bids
63A Same as above, FDC with cachet Type II - Scout Emblem. 8.00 No Bids
64 #385-88 UPU 75th Anniversary ovpts. Cpt. set of 4v. posted on cacheted FDC. (Note: some minor tropical stains on stamps) 1.00 No Bids
 

 

Errors, Proofs & Varieties - Modern Issues

   
65 #J21 1951 10c. postage due - horiz. strip of 3, imperforate between stamp and right margin (Note: fragile). 10.00 No Bids
66 #CB9 Red Cross 50c. ovpt. on Brussels Expo - Inverted Ovpt. MNH. 25.00 No Bids
67 #B10 Pour Le Sport ovpt. on Chicago issue - Inverted Ovpt. Mint. 25.00 No Bids
68 #CB11 Pour Le Sport ovpt. on Discus/Flag - Double Ovpt. MNH. 25.00 No Bids
69 #CB19 Pour Le Sport ovpt. on J. Dessables - Double Ovpt. Mint. 25.00 No Bids
70 #B15 Alphabetization+30c. ovpt. on World Refugee Year issue - Inverted Ovpt. MNH. 20.00 No Bids
71 #CB62 Red Cross ovpt on Audio TV Rocket stamp - Inverted Ovpt. MNG. 50.00 No Bids
72 #538 UNESCO ovpt. on 25c. ITU issue - Double Ovpt. MNH. 35.00 No Bids
73 #C443 0.80c revalued ovpt. on Dessalines - Double Ovpt, One Inverted. MNH. 20.00 20.00
74 #B23 Duvalier-Ville ovpt. - overprint in Black color instead of Red color. MNH. 30.00 No Bids
75 #CB41 Duvalier-Ville ovpt. - Wrong Size ovpt. in Black color Sideways. MNH. 30.00 No Bids
76 #C169a United Nations 15th Anniv. Souvenir Sheet varieties.    
  76a. Sheet with Green color only (frame of 1 G. stamp). 8.00 8.00
  76b. Sheet with Green + Blue colors only (frame of 1G. + 1,50G stamps). 8.00 8.00
  76c. Sheet with Orange color Omitted (frame of 0.50c. missing). 8.00 8.00
  76d. Sheet with Blue color + Black Skyline only (Blue + orange omitted). Item printed on gum side. 8.00 8.00
  76e. Sheet with Black Skyline color only (Green, Blue, Orange frames all omitted). 10.00 10.00
77 #C344B Apollo 11 overprint on Birds - bottom margin CTO Block of 4 with overprint shifted to left side of stamps (previously unrecorded variety - one sheet of 50 known). 25.00 No Bids
78 #509 Mothers Day 1964 - bottom margin block of 4 with variety of "closed F" in upper left stamp giving appearance of the letter "P". 10.00 No Bids
79 Sc#Type Q1-CQ1 Printer's Proof strike of the "Colis Postaux" overprint in Red color - on glassine type paper in a vertical block of 10 - which our auctioneer reports he has not previously seen. 50.00 No Bids
80 Sc#Type 480/C183 Re-election of Pres. Duvalier - printer's proof strike of the 3-line overprint in black color on glassine type paper in a vertical block of 10 - which our auctioneer reports he has not previously seen. 50.00 No Bids
81 #482 Re-election Duvalier - CTO block of 4 with the overprint shifted to the left causing a 'split' ovpt. of the word "Dr." 5.00 No Bids
82 #482 Re-election Duvalier - Complete CTO sheet of 50 stamps with overprint applied at a diagonal angle so that the overprint is progressively shifted from the middle of the stamps at the left side of the sheet to the bottom of the stamps at right side of the sheet. Unusual. 30.00 No Bids
83 #C183a Re-election Duvalier - Error - Complete CTO sheet of 50 stamps with the overprint on the wrong stamp, the 20c orange color Dessalines. A rare item, not prev. seen by our auctioneer (ex-Mosdestock). 200.00 No Bids
84 #571, C282, C289 Duvalier - CTO Oddity! Blocks of 15 of these 3 values with albino impressions of the CTO cancel. Can be seen most clearly from the gum side, the embossed impression of the cancel can be clearly seen even though the black color of cancel on the face of the stamps is missing. A "normal" CTO block of 15 of the 1.00G. value is also included for comparison purposes. 25.00 No Bids
85 #547, C263, C264 Gemini 6 & 7 - CTO oddity! Top sheet margin Blocks of 10 with albino impressions of the CTO cancel. See description of similar item in prev. Lot. Only these 3 values seen with this strange variety, only one sheet known for each value. 25.00 No Bids
86 #86 Dessalines 10c. Horizontal strip of 4, double perfs between the 2nd and 3rd stamps in the strip. Very fragile strip. 5.00 No Bids
 

 

Exhibition Rarity Items

   
87 1933 Boyd-Lyon "Columbia" Flight cover. Cancelled New York on June 10, 1933 and Port-au-Prince on July 6, 1933 and franked with the special overprinted stamp Scott #C4A. Special flight cachet and is addressed by the hand of co-pilot Bob Lyon.  225.00 No Bids
88 1861 March 23, British Post Office handstamp "St. Marc" on Folded Letter to Port-au-Prince. This is the scarcest of all the British P.O. cancels. Excellent strike, neatly addressed, almost perfect condition.  395.00 510.00
89 Liberty Head Essays. 3 values. Large size 2c Blue, 9c Orange and 20c Rose-Red. The 2c close margin in lower left corner. Ex R.A. Siegel auction November 2000.  250.00 255.00
90 Legitime Essays. Complete set of 7 values w/center head of President Legitime. Fresh color and near perfect centering. Some minor gum/hinge defects do not detract from visual acceptance. 75.00 110.00
 

 

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