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September 2010 Society Auction

Closed October 1, 2010

Lot Description M/B Realized
  Postal History and Liberty Heads    
1 Order on stationary of Hector Daure, Colonial Prefect, at Le Cap to General Quantin at Fort Dauphin, 2 January 1803, shortly after the death of Le Clerc. Faint but legible strike of “CAP”. Jamet #17 for this town. Free on the manuscript notation “Le Prefete Colonial”. Strike of seal of Daure on reverse, about fine. Contents one page in French can be read, signed by Daure. The order is clean and very sound and overall fine to very fine.   $25.00 $125.00
2 Order on military stationary of Rochambeau as General in Chief at le Cap to General Quantin at Fort Dauphin, 21 February 1803. Handstamp on front “le General en Chef” (see Jamet #14 in section on franks and countersigns, listed for General Le Clerc). On reverse is handstamp seal of General Rochambeau “LE GENERAL EN CHEF”, quite legible and almost VF. The order is very clean and sound. Contents in two paragraphs, both signed by Rochambeau. The first has a circle about 2cm diameter neatly removed at the beginning of the text, not seriously affecting the contents, both can be easily read. Almost VF. 70.00 160.00
3 Order signed by Toussaint at Santo Domingo, 15 January 1802, to the local Commissioner. A short letter apparently ordering the payment of a sum of money. Item was originally folded into the form of a small letter and has been ironed out flat. It shows stains from age particularly along right edge. Paper is sound and contents can be read easily. Overall condition about fine. 150.00 750.00
4 Letter from General Thouvenot at Port au Prince 17 June 1803 to General Quantin at Fort Liberte on military stationary, stamp on reverse of “Etat Major General”, see Jamet #25 in franks and countersigns section. Item is very clean and sound. The seal is somewhat over inked and difficult to read. Contents about a half page in small, neat writing that should be easily read, and letter is signed by Thouvenot. Item is very clean and sound.   35.00 120.00
5 Letter, General Boye at Le Cap to the local chief magistrate, 16 October 1803, on military stationary. Nice strike of “ETAT major general” seal on front and part of a second on reverse (Jamet #25 in franks and countersigns). Paper is military stationary. Contents are somewhat faded but in a neat hand and probably can be read. Signed by Boye. Paper is sound with some age staining, especially at edges. The date is less than a month before the surrender of Rochambeau to British naval forces off Le Cap. Overall about fine.  35.00 120.00
6 Folded letter, ship letter Cap Francais 29 March 1800, to Philadelphia with somewhat faint but legible strike of Philadelphia 6 in circle rate marking, US 1799 rate for a ship letter delivered at port. Letter is very clean and sound. Contents are a page and a fraction in English, somewhat difficult to read. Overall piece is very fine.  40.00 50.00
7 Folded letter, Le Cap, 1 June 1801, to Philadelphia via Baltimore. Nice clear BALT * Md Jun 22 handstamp, and clear SHIP both on front. Also ms 27 (cents) due marking, double inland rate plus 2 cents ship letter fee. Contents are one page in English, neat handwriting and easily read. Letter describes cargo and intent to sail “in the morning”. Letter is very clean and sound and is quite attractive. VF.   40.00 85.00
8 Letter dated Cap Haitian, 7 February 1849, to Gonaives by Haitian post and on to Port au Prince by coastal ship service. On the front is a strike of the British style double circle marking for Gonaives. The letter is marked 6 ¼ , which would be the charge for Le Cap to Gonaives. As usual, the charge for coastal service is not marked. Contents are in French, a page of neat writing that should be easily read. Paper is slightly frail but still entirely intact. Overall condition about good to fine. 25.00 50.00
9 Cover sheet, Jacmel, 24 January 1847, to Bordeaux with VF strike of Gonaives negative oval Paye marking. On the front is a strike of the British “Colonies & ct. Art. 13” and on the back flap arrival markings for London and Bordeaux. Charged in France 45 decimes. By Haitian post to Jacmel where it was picked up and carried, according to ship schedules, by the Royal Navy Steamer “HERMES” to England. Overall about fine. Horizontal file folds, one passing through the Gonaives marking but nicely ironed out. The Gonaives oval is nice. The remainder of the item is about good to fine.   50.00 210.00
10 Folded letter, Cap Haitien, 15 May 1845, to Port Republicain (Port au Prince) with VF strike of the Cap Haitian negative oval paid marking. On the front is also in manuscript 6 ¼ c (the postage in centimes prepaid). The letter is neat and clean and overall quite attractive. There is a horizontal file fold not affecting the markings. Contents are two pages written by a man to his wife, apparently explaining why he has not sent any money. Almost VF.   90.00 310.00
11 Folded letter, 4 October 1794, Mole St. Nicolas to Philadelphia via New York. Markings are “NY * OCT * 21” handstamped and “10” manuscript (10 cents due). Evidently the letter was carried as a favor to New York and posted there, avoiding the ship letter charge. Letter is clean and sound. Contents are a page of very small handwriting in French. It looks to be difficult to read. Overall F to VF.  25.00 25.00
12 Folded letter, 9 September 1795, Port au Prince to Newburyport, Massachusetts via Wilmington, Delaware, charges double the inland rate, 44 cents, plus 4 cents ship letter fee. Markings are a strike of a “Franklinmark“ 11 OC in a circle”, manuscript ’W Dw’ faint and ’North W’ faint, and Sh 48. Vertical file fold; some smearing of the ink detract somewhat. Contents in English can be read. Overall Good to Fine. 15.00 35.00
13 Cover, Port au Prince to Hamburg 24 July 1892, registered, single rate and registration paid by 20 centimes perf. Liberty Head, issue of 1882-1886 plate III. Stamp is tied by P au P date stamp and is a four full margin copy. New York registration label. Clear date stamps for New York and Hamburg on reverse. Vertical file fold ironed out but detracts slightly, otherwise clean and sound. Fine to VF.  40.00 50.00
14 Cover, Port au Prince to Paris 9 March 1895, double rate paid by 20 centimes perf. Liberty Head, issue of 1882-1886 plate III. Late usage. Stamp is a four full margins copy and is tied by P au P date stamp. Part of a Paris date stamp on front and clear New York Foreign Transit date stamp on reverse. Cover is neat, clean, and sound with an ironed out vertical file fold and some minor wrinkles. F to VF.  40.00 100.00
15 Cover with two 5c perf Liberty Heads (first printing) paying rate Port au Prince to Boston cancelled by P au P date stamp 30 May 1883. Stamps are full margin copies and are tied to each other but not to cover. New York date stamp on reverse. Cover is clean, sound and attractive. F to VF.  20.00 75.00
16 Cover, with pair of 5c perf Liberty Heads (second printing) paying rate Port au Prince to Germany, cancelled by P au P date stamp 29 September 1885. Stamps are full margin copies and are tied to each other but not to cover. German date stamp on back. Cover is very clean, neat, and attractive. F to VF.  25.00 75.00
17 Cover with pair of 5c imperf. Liberty Heads. Name and address has been removed. Stamps are four full margin copies and are cancelled and tied by neat Port au Prince 24 August 1881 cancel. Receiving stamp for Havre on reverse. Cover has some abrasion on front from removal of information. Otherwise, sound, neat, and clean Early usage of stamps.  None 60.00
18 Scott #2 mint, 2 centimes imperf. Liberty Head upper left corner block of eight, four wide by 2 high. Clear margins all around. About 1 cm sheet margin on left and 1 ½ cm at top. Clean and fresh with full OG, minor gum wrinkles. Couple of faint hinge marks on back. VF condition. 60.00 298.00
19 Scott #2 mint, 2 centimes imperf. Liberty Head upper sheet margin block of eight, sheet positions 5, 6, 7, 8/15, 16, 17, 18. About 1 ½ cm sheet margin at top, clear margins all around. Clean and fresh with full OG, minor gum wrinkles. Couple faint hinge marks on back. VF condition. 60.00 274.00
20 Scott #7 mint 1 centime perf. Liberty Head block of four sheet positions 5, 6/15.16. Nice light shade, full og with couple small hinge remnants. Perfs are slightly low and to right, cutting into top and left margins of stamps. Attractive block. Fine.   25.00 230.00
21 Scott #10 mint 5 centimes perf. Liberty Head block of four, third printing “straight green” color. Sound and attractive with clear margins all around on all four stamps. Sheet positions 38, 39/48, 49. Somewhat difficult to find in mint condition. Full og with some hinge remnants on back, including what looks like small hinge reinforcements at perfs near center. VF condition. 40.00 274.00
22 Scott #1 mint 1c imperf Liberty Head block of 14. Nice color and attractive, plate positions 17,18,19, 20/26,27,28,29,30/36,37,38,39,40. Full OG and margins all around. A couple of hinge marks and minor gum wrinkling on back. Fresh, sound and attractive, VF condition. 30.00 310.00
23 Scott #1 mint 1c imperf Liberty Head block of 10, full og and margins all around except at right. A somewhat jagged separation at right has affected right frame lines of stamps in positions 35 and 45. Lower left corner of plate, positions 31, 32, 33, 34, 35/41, 42,43,44,45 with about 1 ½ cm of sheet margin below and to left. (No production marks, such as screw heads). A couple of minor hinge marks and minor gum wrinkling on back. Also, a cross of ¼ mm wide paper tape that may have been used as reinforcement. It probably could be removed if professional care is used. An attractive block with a couple of faults, as mentioned. F to VF. 70.00 370.00
24 Scott #7 used block of 4 with Les Cayes cancels 10 May 1887. Nice color, perfs are high and to right impacting bottom and left margins of stamps. Still, an attractive block. Sound and good to fine.  35.00 202.00
25 Scott #13a used 20 c perf Liberty Head red brown (plate III) strip of 3 on piece with two strikes of CAP-HAITIEN 11(?) February 1894 one stamp was creased before affixing. Also pair of same stamp used and canceled by pursers hand stamp “ANDES”. The pursers mark is completely on the pair. The first item has perfs touching at bottom; the second has perfs touching at top and right. Sound and good to fine. 10.00 55.00
26 Scott #6, Mint, four wide margins, bright and fresh copy, Cat Val $82.50, VF condition. 35.00 55.00
 

 

Stamps

   
27 #303, horizontal pair, MNH, VF. 3.00 No Bids
28 #385, #388. Error, period before value overprint. Very scarce variety. Mint Never Hinged, VF. 18.00 No Bids
29 #387-88. Inverted surcharge, Mint, VF. 20.00 No Bids
30 #440-41, C133-35 (UN issue – Map of Haiti). Sheets of 25 (as issued). Nice addition to any Haiti collection. MNH, VF condition. 15.00 22.00
31 #466-68, C166-67. The Jeanty issue of 1960. Full sheets of 12, MNH, VF. Cat Val for single stamps is $28.20. See Scott Cat footnote on these sheets. 12.00 No Bids
32 #486-88, C188-90. Sheetlets of 12, MNH, VF. 6.00 No Bids
33 #616P & Q. Souvenir sheets, CTO. An additional MNH copy of #616Q. Total of 3 sheets in VF condition. 6.00 7.00
34 #616xx. Two copies (MNH and CTO) of the 2 Gourdes sheet noted in footnote of Scott Catalog. VF condition. 3.50 4.50
35 #624H-I. Two Apollo 11 perforated souvenir sheets, CTO. Very Fine condition. 4.00 No Bids
36 #624H-I. Imperforate souvenir sheets, CTO. VF. 7.00 No Bids
37 #643-46, C366-68. Trial color proofs, MNH, imperforate singles with bottom selvedge of sheets. VF condition. 12.00 No Bids
38 #696, C434-37. MNH, VF. 1.00 No Bids
39 #734-37 & #803-09, MNG, VF. 4.00 9.00
40 #809a. Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. Difficult item to find. Under priced by Scott Catalog!!! 12.00 15.00
41 #818-23. MNG, VF. 4.50 6.00
42 #823a. Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. A very scarce issue. Under priced by Scott Catalog. 16.00 30.00
43 #836. Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. Cat Val $7.00 2.00 4.00
44 #884-88. Used, VF. 4.00 8.00
45 #896-901. Used. A scarce set in this condition. VF. 15.00 24.00
46 #902. Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 18.00 19.00
47 #914A-14F. The 1999 Christmas Issue. MNH, VF. Scarce. 8.00 25.00
48 #919-25. Used, VF condition. 8.00 10.00
49 #934-39. A very scarce used condition set. VF. 18.00 25.00
50 #C4A, Mint, Cat Val $75. VF condition. 20.00 32.00
51 #C24a. MNH, VF. 1.00 1.00
52 #C114a. MNH, VF. 1.25 No Bids
53 #C114a & #C121a. MNH, VF. 2.00 No Bids
54 #C125a. Perforated and Imperforate Souvenir Sheets, MNH, VF. 5.00 6.00
55 #C135a & #C144a. MNH, VF. 1.25 No Bids
56 #C152a & #C165a. 2.00 No Bids
57 #C165a. MNH, VF. 1.00 No Bids
58 #C169a & #C190a. MNH, VF. 1.25 No Bids
59 #C169a. Error variety. Center stamp (orange color) missing. MNH, VF. 20.00 35.00
60 #C192a & #C226a. MNH, VF. 1.50 1.50
61 #C309. MNH, Cat Val $40, VF. 20.00 24.00
62 #C323. Perforated and Imperforate, MNH, VF. 3.00 5.50
63 #C359a, C390A, C390B. MNH, VF. 3.00 5.00
64 #C360. Inverted overprint, MNH, VF. 12.00 No Bids
65 #C373 & #C420. MNH, VF. 3.00 5.00
66 #CB1-2. Mint, Cat Val $50, VF. 20.00 No Bids
67 #CB7a-8a. Souvenir Sheets, used, Cat Val $50, VF. 22.00 30.00
68 #CB18a. MNH, Cat Val $25, VF. 10.00 No Bids
69 #CB37-41. Mint, VF. 2.00 No Bids
70 #C318A. A scarce Souvenir Sheet under priced by Scott, MNH, VF. 10.00 13.00
71 Minkus #1326-28. Apollo XVII, 1973 issue, MNG/NH, VF. 5.00 No Bids
72 Minkus #1380-82. Apollo XVII (silver OP) Blocks of 4, MNH.   Minkus Cat Val $40. VF condition. 15.00 No Bids
73 Collection of 34 souvenir sheets, MNH, VF condition. Includes #C121a (3), C144a, C169a, C176a (6), C190a (8), C195 (4), C202a (2), C211a (4), CO5a (5). High catalog value. 15.00 27.00
 

 

Errors/Varieties

   
73A #35, 37,41,42. Imperforate forgeries, MNG, except for #42 w/OG. Very Fine condition. 2.75 3.00
74 #41, 43. Horizontal pairs Imperforate between. Mint. #41 MNG. VF. 4.00 No Bids
75 #69. Inverted overprint, MNH, VF. 2.00 No Bids
76 #70. Inverted overprint, MNH, VF. 2.00 No Bids
77 #96-101. Imperforate horizontal pairs, Mint, VF. 2.00 No Bids
77A #96. Block of 4, MNG, imperforate. This is a forgery issue. See Haiti Philately, Vol 18, No 4, pp 142-143. 3.00 No Bids
78 #108. Two copies, inverted surcharge, Mint & Used,VF. 1.00 No Bids
79 #109 & #152. inverted surcharge, Mint, VF. 1.25 No Bids
80 #153. Diagonal used surcharge, PauP cancel; and #158, inverted surcharge, 2 copies, Mint and Used, VF. 2.25 2.50
81 #253. Double surcharge, Mint, VF. 2.00 No Bids
82 #259. Inverted surcharge, Mint, VF. 2.00 No Bids
83 #301. Inverted surcharge, Mint, VF. 2.00 2.00
84 #B4-5, CB10-12. Error variety. Cross w/o frame. MNH,VF. 20.00 No Bids
85 #B6-8, CB13-15. Pope Pius XII issue in blocks of 4 with the”centime” inverted on the upper left stamp of each block. MNH, VF. 30.00 No Bids
86 #B15. Inverted overprint, MNH, VF. 5.00 No Bids
87 #B18. Horizontal pair. One stamp with the “CENIIMES” error. MNH, Very Fine condition. 6.00 No Bids
88 #CB9. Inverted surcharge, MNH, VF. 15.00 No Bids
89 #CB28-9. Horizontal pairs. One stamp in each pair is the “CENIIMES” error. MNH, VF. 12.00 No Bids
90 #J7. Inverted overprint, MNH, VF. 2.00 3.00
 

 

Covers

   
91 First Flight Cover. FAM 6-9. PauP (9 Jan 29) to Camaguey, Cuba. Proper backstamps. Very Fine condition. 8.00 No Bids
92 USS CHAUMONT, pmk 14 June 1933 at PauP. “FLAG DAY” cancel added to postmark. VF. 4.00 No Bids
93 Cover, PauP with duplex cancellation, 11 March 1936, to NY. Paid w/#335. VF condition. 3.00 No Bids
94 Cover, PauP with machine cancellation, 7 July 1936 to USA. Paid w/#335, VF condition. 3.00 No Bids
95 Double Censored Cover. PauP (13 Nov 1944) to NY. Paid w/#C8A & RA1. VF condition. 1.00 No Bids
96 Double Censored Airmail Cover. PauP (2 June 1945) to USA. Paid w/#C8a and #RA2, VF. 1.00 No Bids
97 Cover. Bas-Peu de Chose of 18 Aout 1993 to PauP. Paid w/#833. VF. 1.00 3.00
 

 

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