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December 2017 Society Auction

Closing 5 January 2018

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Stamps

   
1 Haiti Collection 1881-1960. Mounted on Scott Specialty Album pages. Collection is about 95% complete. All stamps and souvenir sheets are in Very Fine condition and are mostly in Mint condition. It includes among its many fine issues Scott #1-7, 51, 124, 130, 137, 139, 132, 169, 171, B1, C19a-21a. CB3-8, CB7a-8a, and J20. Our Auctioneer indicates the collection is exceptionally beautiful. Link to Society Auction Lot 1 images $100.00  
2 British Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Jacmel. A horizontal pair of Scott #A6, Plate 14, in F-VF condition. The stamp is an example of Great Britain Scott #30 cancelled with oval “C59” obliteration. Catalogue value 2017 is $90.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 2 image 25.00  
3 British Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Jacmel. An example of #A8, Plate 5, with a clear “C59” obliteration. This copy has trimmed perforations. Link to Society Auction Lot 3 image 3.00  
4 British Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Port au Prince. #A47 in VF condition. The stamp is an example of Great Britain Scott #32 cancelled with a light “E53” obliteration. Catalogue value $85.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 4 image 25.00  
5 French Postal Agency in Haiti, office in Cap Haitien. Cover (Front only). Cap Haitien (23 Juil 1873) to Nantes, France. Paid with Yvert & Tellier #38 and #57 (20 Euros catalogue value). Although not in very good condition, this is a scarce example of a mailing via the French Postal Agency in Haiti. Link to Society Auction Lot 5 image 2.00  
6 ESSAY. The Legitime Issue of 1889. A postal issue of eight values was prepared while fighting was taking place between the forces of Hippolyte and those of Legitime. The stamps, however, were never issued and are not known in used condition. Condition – never hinged and VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 6 image 40.00  
7 Scott #3. Mint, good centering and VF condition. Catalogue value $22.50 6.00  
8 #7. Mint, VF. Excellent centering. 2.50  
9 #7. Collection of fifty used copies of this issue on an album page. Many copies identified by plating position numbers. The following position numbers are included: #1, 3-5, 7, 11-12, 15-16, 19, 21, 24, 30, 33, 35, 38, 41, and 44-45. Overall Fine condition. Catalogue value $105.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 9 image 20.00  
10 #8. Mint and VF condition with excellent centering. 2.75  
11 #8. Selection of eighteen used copies, Plate 2, with a good variety of color shades. Overall condition Good to Fine. Good lot for plating purposes. Catalogue Value $58.50 Link to Society Auction Lot 11 image 8.00  
12 #9. Examples of this issue with seven different positions on a reconstruction sheet of fifty. Stamps are all Mint with original gum and in VF condition. Positions included are #16, 30, 28, 30-40, 48, and 50. Catalogue value is $87.50 Link to Society Auction Lot 12 image 18.00  
13 #10b. Mint copy with excellent centering; VF condition. 3.00  
14 #19-20. Mint examples. #19 is MNG with good centering/margins while #20 is Mint OG in VF condition. Catalogue value $62.50 20.00  
15 #21, 22, and 24. A selection of town cancellations, including Port au Prince, Cap Haitien, Gonaives, and Les Cayes. F-VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 15 image 1.25  
16 #21-24. Mint OG and VF. Catalogue value $52.10 20.00  
17 #24. An example in MNH condition with excellent centering. A very desirable item and scarce example of this issue in this condition. Catalogue value $85.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 17 image 30.00  
18 #26-30. The Issue of 1881 on an album page from a specialist collector illustrating constant varieties resulting from the method of plate construction. Lot includes a cover mailed to Bordeaux (22 November 1893) via New York (30 October 1893) and paid with a pair of #29. Lot also includes two Mint copies of #20 (Catalogue value $40.00). Link to Society Auction Lot 18 image 15.00  
19 #32, 34, 35, and 36. Selection of town cancellations. Port au Prince, Cap Haitien, Jacmel, and Gonaives. F-VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 19 image 1.25  
20 #41-42. Both issues in MNH condition with VG centering/margins. Catalogue value $9.50 3.75  
21 #42. A horizontal pair, Imperforate Between, MNH, VF condition. See Scott Catalogue footnote. 4.00  
22 #45b. A Double Surcharge in Mint and F-VF condition. Catalogue value $27.50 12.00  
23 #46-51. Mint set in VF condition. Catalogue value $21.10 5.00  
24 "#67-81". A complete set of the fifteen values of the Provisional Government overprints of 1902 on the President Sam issue in Mint and Used condition. Of note, all stamps in this Lot bear forged overprints (the large “O” on 1902). F-VF Link to Society Auction Lot 24 image 4.50  
25 #83-88. Trial color proofs of this issue with vignettes (the center portraits) omitted. See note in Scott Catalog. Mint and VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 25 image 20.00  
26 #83, 86-88. Mint copies with inverted centers and in Very Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 26 image 8.50  
27 #84. Used copy with center inverted in Fine condition. 2.50  
28 #110-124. Complete set in Mint/MNG/Used condition. #123 is Mint OG and #124 is Used. Very Fine lot. Link to Society Auction Lot 28 image 15.00  
29 #147. A selection of seven different town cancellations (Port au Prince, Cap Haitien, Les Cayes, Gonaives, Jeremie, Petit Goave, and St Marc). All in VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 29 image 2.00  
30 #150. Used example with Inverted Surcharge and a Port au Prince cancellation. VF condition. 5.00  
31 #158-159. Mint and VF. Catalogue value $6.50 1.50  
32 "#161". A beautiful stamp in appearance, but unfortunately this example is a forgery of the genuine issue, which is a scarce stamp missing from many collections. Link to Society Auction Lot 32 image 5.00  
33 #163. Mint; F-VF condition. Catalogue value $13.00 4.50  
34 #164. Mint example with excellent centering. Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $12.50 5.00  
35 #169-171. All Mint copies. #170 is MNG and #171 shows some tropicalization on the reverse, which does NOT affect the front of stamp. Otherwise, stamps are very fine looking. Catalogue value is $115.00 22.00  
36 #245 thru #304. The Issues of 1917-1920. All examples in VF condition. #247 very slightly damaged on the lower left corner. Selection mounted on two album pages. Catalogue value of this Lot is $380.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 36 images 85.00  
37 #304. Mint copy with Inverted Surcharge. VF. 3.00  
38 #305-336. Complete sets on album pages. All in Mint, Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $35.45 8.50  
39 #335. Imperforate, used copy with wide margins; VF. 2.00  
40 #389 design. Printed in reddish brown, this example is one of several Haitian designs originally printed by Waterlow and Sons Ltd. for Haiti, but subsequently released in alternate colors as Specimen Sample Stamps, to highlight the firm's production capabilities when seeking new business. Very fine copy. See Sample Specimen Stamps, Robson Lowe Ltd, March 1968, card cover, 17 pages, and "Waterlow Sample Stamps" by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, Haiti Philately, V:2, April-May-June 1979, pages 26-27. 4.00  
41 #421-23, C115-18. MNH, VF. 1.50  
42 #424-27, C119-21. MNH, VF. 3.25  
43 #440-450. Five complete sets in MNH condition. VF. 2.50  
44 #469. Vertical pair, imperforate horizontally. MNH and in Very Fine condition. 4.00  
45 #469. Horizontal pair, imperforate vertically. Color error; stamp was printed in BLUE rather than in GREEN, the issued color. MNH and VF. 8.00  
46 #513-16, C227-29 and #517-20, C230-32. MNH, VF. 2.85  
47 #532-36, C249-54. MNH and VF. 6.00  
48 #611-15, C326-29. MNH and VF. 11.00  
49 #614A-614F. MNH and VF. 6.00  
50 #625-27, C348-50. MNH, VF condition. Catalogue value $52.25 17.00  
51 #631-33, C354-56. MNH, VF. Catalogue value $15.50 5.00  
52 #721-23, C483-86. MNH, VF. 3.00  
53 #752-59. MNH, VF. 3.75  
54 #770B-770I. MNH, VF. 2.50  
55 #789-94. MNH, VF. 1.50  
56 #830-35. MNH, VF. 1.25  
57 #837-42. MNH, VF. 1.50  
58 #849-53. MNH, VF. 7.00  
59 #889. Souvenir Sheet, MNH and VF. Quite scarce and very much undervalued in Scott. 7.50  
60 #890-94 on an unaddressed FDC with color cachet. Very Fine condition. 8.00  
61 #896-901. Used, VF condition. Catalogue value $30.00 9.00  
62 #919-24. Used, VF condition. 3.00  
63 #B1. Mint, VF. 7.00  
64 #C8. MNH, very well centered with wide margins. Catalogue value $8.00 3.00  
65 #C19-21. Souvenir Sheets, (six) Perforate and Imperforate, in Very Fine condition. Catalogue value $90.00 20.00  
66 #C47 design. Printed in green and grey, this example is one of several Haitian designs originally printed by Waterlow and Sons Ltd. for Haiti, but subsequently released in alternate colors as Specimen Sample Stamps, to highlight the firm's production capabilities when seeking new business. Very fine copy. See Sample Specimen Stamps, Robson Lowe Ltd, March 1968, card cover, 17 pages, and "Waterlow Sample Stamps" by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, Haiti Philately, V:2, April-May-June 1979, pages 26-27. 7.00  
67 #C99-104. Mint. VF condition. Catalogue value $37.90 11.00  
68 #C108-11. MNH, VF condition. 2.00  
69 #C121a. Souvenir Sheet in MNH, VF condition. 2.25  
70 #C125 (see Scott footnote). The two Souvenir Sheets (perforate and imperforate) affixed to presentation booklets. Only 500 examples of the booklet were prepared. Very Fine condition. 10.00  
71 #C126-32. MNH & VF. 3.50  
72 #C153-60. MNH, VF. 5.00  
73 #C169a. Progressive plate proof of the Souvenir Sheet showing just the black portion, with all colors (the frames) omitted. MNH and VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 73 image 15.00  
74 #C171-76. MNH and VF. 1.75  
75 #C460-63. Examples in MNH, VF condition. 1.00  
76 #CB1-2. Mint. VF condition. Catalogue value $50.00 15.00  
77 #RA1-16. Mint and VF. 3.50  
78 Revenue Stamps. Selection of nine Used copies; all different. Copies in VF condition except one copy damaged on right side. Link to Society Auction Lot 78 image 6.00  
79 Revenue Stamps. Selection of ten (six Mint, four Used). All in Very Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 79 image 8.00  
80 Revenue Stamps. Selection of fourteen stamps. All are different issues. See the image for identification. F-VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 80 image 7.00  
81 Town Cancellations. Selection of sixteen issues with town cancellations. Name of towns noted in light pencil note. Twelve (12) towns are included in the lot. Among these: Anse A-Veau, Petit Trou Des Nippes, Anse d’Haina, Fort Liberte. Link to Society Auction Lot 81 image 10.00  
82 Selection of forty-nine stamps, all Mint and in VF condition, mounted on album pages. Lot consists of issues from 1882-1899. Includes copies of #12, #24 and #51. Catalogue value over $110.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 82 image 30.00  
83 Selection of one hundred eighty-three stamps (Mint and Used); all different issues starting with the issues of 1881 through the issues of 1939. Included are fine copies of #123, 124, and 137; also included is a nice MNH imperforate block of four of Scott #33. All mounted on album pages. Overall condition is Fine-Very Fine. Catalogue value is over $120.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 83 images 20.00  
84 Selection of several of the Red Cross issues of 1945 mounted on seven album pages. Includes blocks and singles in MNH/Mint and Used condition. Also included are six covers addressed to Kenscoff, Port au Prince, Jeremie and the USA illustrating use of these issues. Fine-Very Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 84 image 15.00  
 

 

Folded Letters and Covers

   
85 Folded Letter. Jacmel to London 18 September 1858. Faint but legible “JACMEL” in large double circle. 1/5 due marking and London date stamp on back. Slight soiling and vertical file fold; otherwise a Fine condition FL. No text. Link to Society Auction Lot 85 image 7.00  
86 FL. Cap Haitien (3 June 1855) to Bordeaux (1 July 1855) via Jacmel (11 June 1855) and Calais (30 June 1855). Article 13 postal marking. Text readable. Fine-Very Fine cover. Link to Society Auction Lot 86 image 10.00  
87 FL. Port au Prince (3 June 1869) to Havre via London (22 June 1869) and Calais (23 June 1869). No text. Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 87 image 10.00  
88 FL. Havre (April 1847) to Port au Prince via Southampton (16? April 1847). Long text added to French maritime printed newsletter dated 10 April 1847. Overall Good condition for age of FL. Link to Society Auction Lot 88 image 8.00  
89 FL. Unknown origination addressed to Havre, France. Red circle “Ship Letter London 8 October 1867” and a black square marking in black : “Ship Liverpool ship Oct 7, 1867”. “GB 1 F60” and “10 decimes due “ markings. No text. Fine condition. Link to Socierty Auction Lot 89 image 7.00  
90 Covers. Selection of three covers, two from New York to Port au Prince and one to Gonaives. One is a 1 cent embossed wrapper of 1894 to pay printed matter rate and mailed to Gonaives. Date of posting is 21 June (unreadable year date) The second cover is a 20 October 1888 mailing and paid with copy of Scott #216 (catalogue value $17.50). Third cover is a 21 December (unreadable year date) to Port au Prince paid with a copy of Scott #179 (catalogue value $25.00). All three covers are on album pages and properly described. Overall Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 90 image 9.00  
91 Cover. Jacmel (Postmark not very clear; appears to be 13 January 1901) to Paris. Mail is a small cover. Paid with a pair of Scott #24. VF condition. 5.00  
92 Cover. Cap Haitien (17 May ??) to Havre, France (5 August ??) via Port au Prince (unreadable postmark). Front of cover has a double circle Paris cancellation of “4-6-05 DEPART”. This is an unusual routing for mail to Le Havre. Paid with Scott #99. VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 92 image 5.00  
93 Cover. Registered mail, Port au Prince (18 August 1905) to Washington, DC (26 August 1905). Paid with Scott #100. Good condition. 3.00  
94 Cover. Port au Prince (10 February 1906) to New York (16 February 1906). Paid with Scott #99. VF. 3.00  
95 Cover. USA Consular Service printed large envelope. Consular mail Port au Prince to Providence, Rhode Island (17 May 1906). Paid with #117 (2)). Cover and postage stamps bear the black ink cancellation of the Netherlands Indies Paquebot service. Some wrinkles but not affecting stamps. Otherwise Fine cover. 4.00  
96 Cover. USA Embassy (Port au Prince) mail to the US Treasurer, Washington, DC. Paid with #125. However, the postal cancellation on the stamp is a “Washington, DC, January 6, 1908" marking. VF. 3.00  
97 Cover. Port au Prince (14 July 1909) to Washington, DC (27 July 1909). Paid with Scott #117. A light fold line but not affecting stamp. Condition: Good/Fine. 3.00  
98 Postal Card. H&G #13. Port au Prince (12 February 1910) to Washington, DC (no receiving postmark). Readable text. Fine condition. 1.25  
99 Cover. Jacmel (26 October 1910) to Paris via Port au Prince (28 October 1910). Paid with #125 (2) and #127. F/VF. 5.00  
100 Cover. Port au Prince (27 December 1918) to Naples, Italy (no receiving postmark). Paid with #125. VF condition. 4.00  
101 Cover. Local mail. Port au Prince (22 February 1919). Paid with #289. Horizontal fault line bottom of cover, otherwise VF. 2.00  
102 Selection of three Cap Haitien covers. First item: Cap Haitien (26 March 1920) to St Thomas, but redirected to New York. Second item: Cap Haitien (10 January 1923) registered mail to Port au Prince (13 January 1923). Postage paid applied on reverse of cover. Third item: Port au Prince (5 June 1918) to Cap Haitien (no receiving postmark). Covers are in Good to Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 102 image 3.75  
103 Cover. Fort Liberte (? ? 1922) to Paris (29 January 1922) via Cap Haitien (? January 1922). Paid with #98. VF. 4.50  
104 Cover. Paquebot mail, Port au Prince to Chicago. Paid with #314. Received New York on 23 January 1922. Good condition. 2.00  
105 Five covers with special cachets/cancellations. Two commemorate the 100th anniversary of birth of Marcelin Berthelot. Each were posted in Port au Prince on 12 July 1927. Three covers bear special Lindbergh cachets struck in red color on postage stamps on occasion of Lindbergh Day, 6 February 1928. The covers are mounted on heavy pages (four) and are very nicely written up. A nice selection of items for the cover collector. Link to Society Auction Lot 105 images 3.75  
106 Cover. First Flight (#WI-5. Muller #11). Port au Prince (13 December 1927). West Indian Aerial Express Inauguration Flight. Mail flown on the “Santa Maria”. Cover signed by pilot B.L. Rowe. Paid with #316 and #318. Very Fine condition. 10.00  
107 Cover. Port au Prince (25 January 1928) to Cap Haitien (25 January 1928). Cover has an AVION cachet. Fees paid with a vertical pair of #314. VF. 4.00  
108 Cover. LINDBERGH Flight, Pioneer Flight Number 9 and Muller #14. Port au Prince (7 February 1928) to Havana, Cuba (8 February 1928) and on to New York City (12 February 1928). Cover in VF condition. A genuine Lindbergh flight cover carried on the “SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS” aircraft. Estimated value of $175 (see page 13 of HPS Special Study Number 3, Haiti's First Flights, by Barbara Levine). Link to Society Auction Lot 108 image 55.00  
109 Cover. FFC Port au Prince (21 February 1928) to Santiago Cuba with circular AVION cachet, two different WIAE cachets, and a “Primer Viaje Aereo/Cuba, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Pto Rico/Aeroplano Santa Maria” cachet. VF condition. 7.00  
110 First Day of Issue (6 February 1928) of #320 on local mail addressed to Leon Montes in Port au Prince. Also included in the Lot are two unaddressed FDCs of this issue. All in VF condition. 3.00  
111 Cover. First Flight Inauguration Pan American Airways, Flight No F6-4, Port au Prince (9 January 1929) to Miami (10 January 1929) and on to Washington, DC. Paid with #314-317. VF condition. 8.50  
112 Cover. Local mail, Port au Prince (6 February 1928). All mail processed by Port au Prince postal facilities on this date had the Lindbergh AVION cachet applied to the mail. 6 February was declared “Lindbergh Day”. Paid with #320. VF condition. 2.50  
113 Covers. Two airmail covers from Port au Prince (20 February 1929) to addresses in the US. Each paid with #319. Blue color Avion cachet. VF. 2.00  
114 Covers. #310-314, the Issue of 1920, on a selection of ten different covers posted in various towns (Jeremie, Cap Haitien, Port Liberte and Port au Prince) with three covers addressed to the US and seven to Port au Prince. All were posted in the 1920s, except for one being posted in 1931. The covers are very neatly mounted and described on ten heavy album pages and are in F-VF condition. A very nice selection. Link to Society Auction Lot 114 images 14.00  
115 Cover. U.S.S. V-5 vessel mail. Posted in Portsmouth (27 October 1930) to Port au Prince (3 November 1930). Mail addressed to First Brigade Marines in Port au Prince. Cover with cachet “We will Fight for Peace Navy Day 27 October 1930”. Paid with 2 cents US postage. VF. 2.00  
116 Cover. U.S.S. LEXINGTON mail. Addressed to Santa Barbara, California and dated with ship cancellation of 23 May 1934 and a 3 line black color notice “Departed Gonaives Haiti”. VF. 2.50  
117 Cover. U.S.S. RELIEF mail posted Gonaives (25 May 1934) to Oakland, CA. US penalty envelope used. VF condition. 3.00  
118 Cover. U.S.S. NORTHAMPTON mail. Cancelled with ship cancellation of 22 January 1939 at Gonaives. Large red color cachet “United States Pacific Fleet Maneuvering Enroute to New York World Fair”. Very Fine. 3.00  
119 Cover. Port au Prince (15 June 1953) to Delaware, USA. Mail carried by the S.S. Ancon (Panama Line) with a “Posted on the High Seas” marking. Paid with #C61. Fine condition. 1.50  
120 Covers. Selection of seven covers, all local Port au Prince mail. Overall condition Fine. Link to Society Auction Lot 120 image 8.50  
121 Covers. Selection of seven covers posted to the US from Port au Prince, except one posted in Port Margot. A variety of postage issues were used to cover postal charges. Covers are dated between 1941-1957. All in VF condition. 4.00  
 

 

Special Selection

   
122 #826A. Horizontal strip of three (3). One copy with wide “O” and 2 copies with narrow “O” overprint. MNH and VF. This issue is one of the most difficult issues of Haiti to find in the philatelic market. Link to Society Auction Lot 122 image 30.00  
123 #826A. Horizontal pair with wide and narrow “O” overprints. MNH, VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 123 image 20.00  
124 #826A. MNH VF example with narrow “O” overprint. Link to Society Auction Lot 124 image 10.00  
125 #826A. MNH VF example with wide “O” overprint. Link to Society Auction Lot 125 image 10.00  
126 #827. Strip of three with the 2 long obliterating bars and 1 short one. MNH, VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 126 image 5.00  
127 #865. Souvenir Sheet (with SPECIMEN overprint), MNH, Very Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 127 image 10.00  
128 #873. A MNH, VF example, with Inverted Surcharge. A scarce error of this issue. Link to Society Auction Lot 128 image 25.00  
129 #927-32. A set in MNH, VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 129 image 10.00  
130 #933. Souvenir Sheet in MNH, VF condition. A very scarce and valuable issue. Catalogue value of $75.00 (very undervalued issue by Scott). Link to Society Auction Lot 130 image 50.00  
131 #934-39. MNH, VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 131 image 10.00  
132 #940. MNH, VF. Very seldom seen in the philatelic market. Undervalued by Scott. Link to Society Auction Lot 132 image 50.00  
 

 

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