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September 2017 Society Auction

Closing 27 September 2017

Lot Description M/B Realized
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Stamps

   
1 Great Britain Post Offices in Haiti. A copy of Scott #A55 (Plate 16) in very good condition. Stamp is an example of Great Britain Scott #70 cancelled with oval “C53” obliterator (Port-au-Prince). In the current edition of the Scott Classic Catalog (1840-1940), the value of this stamp is listed as $210.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 1 image $30.00  
2 Scott #10. Group of thirty-four (Plate III) used copies on an album page. Nineteen stamps are identified with the position number on a fifty stamps sheet layout. Condition is Fine to Very Fine. Link to Society Auction Lot 2 image 8.00  
3 #18. Eleven copies (Plate II) of this issue on a re-construction album page. The following positions are included: Position #5, 8, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 27, 34, 43 and 45. Fine condition. 5.00  
4 #19. MNG, VF condition. Catalogue Value $45.00 6.00  
5 #24. MNG, VF. 5.00  
6 #30. MNH, VF. Scarce in this condition. Catalogue Value (2017) $50.00 12.00  
7 #46-51. Collection of this series including SPECIMEN copies; all mounted on album pages with descriptive narratives. VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 7 image 20.00  
8 #47. Horizontal pair, Trial Color Proof – Green color rather than the approved color for this value. VF condition. 5.00  
9 #48. Block of four. Trial Color Proof (orange); the approved color is dull violet. Scott value for a pair is $30-$40, VF . 10.00  
10 #49. Essay of the 1902 Provisional Government issue. Example of this essay with the Nord Alexis overprint “Nord Alexis, President, 21 December 1902”. Very Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 10 image 20.00  
11 #52-66. Complete set in MINT and USED condition mounted on album pages. VF. 5.00  
12 #85, 86, 88. Issues with missing center and vignettes (heads) inverted. See Scott footnote. VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 12 image 4.00  
13 #89—95. Used copies in VF condition. 2.50  
14 #93. Mint, Inverted overprint, VF. 5.00  
15 #103. Used with Inverted overprint and a CAYES dated cancellation. VF condition. 4.00  
16 "#108a". A very scarce example of this issue with a forged surcharge. Mint and VF condition. A similar item was sold in our December 2016 Society Auction ( Lot 42). Link to Society Auction 16 image 8.00  
17 #125//143. The 1906 issues ONLY of the 1906-1913 postal issues in Mint and Used condition. VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 17 image 10.00  
18 #152. MNH, VF with Inverted Surcharge. Catalogue value (2017) is $7.50 3.50  
19 #153. Mint, VF with Inverted Surcharge. 3.00  
20 #153. Vertical pair, MNH and VF condition. Top stamp with sideways surcharge and bottom stamp with Inverted Surcharge. Normal copies in MNH condition have a Catalogue Value of $15.00 9.00  
21 #171. MNG, VF. 10.00  
22 #218. Exceptionally nice block of four, MNH and VF with all stamps bearing Inverted Surcharges. Normal stamps have a Catalogue Value of $32.00 Link to Society Auction Lot 22 image 20.00  
23 #310-360. Nice collection of these issues in Mint and Used condition; mounted on album pages and in VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 23 image 12.00  
24 #327, 327a , 327b, and 327c. Mint and Used examples in VF condition. These are the four color varieties for this issue, as recognized by Scott. 1.50  
25 #348. MNG, VF. 3.00  
26 #415, C108-111. MNH, VF. 2.50  
27 #417-20, C113-14 in MNH, VF condition. 1.75  
28 #500-02, C203-05 in MNH, VF. 1.25  
29 #509, C216-18. Blocks of twelve in MNH, VF condition. 9.00  
30 #524-25, C236-37 in MNH, VF condition. 1.50  
31 #639-639O. Used examples, VF. 1.75  
32 #643-46, C366-68. Imperforate horizontal pairs in MNH, VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 32 image 18.00  
33 #913. Sheet of sixteen (as issued) in MNH, VF. 3.50  
34 #C2. First Day of Issue of this airmail stamp on a cover posted in Port au Prince addressed to USA. Nice clean postal cancellation and blue color circle AVION marking. VF. 1.00  
35 #C35-42. MNG,VF. 1.50  
36 #C153-160. Mint, VF. 1.50  
37 #C219-22 and #CB50. Blocks of four, MNH, VF. 4.00  
38 #C390A. Souvenir Sheet, MNH, VF. 1.00  
39 #J19. Mint, VF. 3.25  
40 #J20. MNG, VF condition. A very scarce issue. Catalogue Value $45.00 12.00  
41 HAPAG Stamp. The 10 cent HAPAG stamp; an imperforate full sheet of twelve of the second reprint (as issued), released in April 1938. Scarce item. Mint Never Hinged in Very Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 41 image 50.00  
42 Royal Mail Steam Packet Company stamps. These stamps were issued for use on mail posted in Haiti and carried by the ship company. Three examples; one Mint and two Used. Link to Society Auction Lot 42 image 1.50  
 
Folded Letters and Covers
   
43 Folded Letter. Cap Haitien (16 June 1830) to Bordeaux, France. Marseille receiving (date unreadable). This FL example is merchant mail (two pages of text). Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 43 image 9.00  
44 FL. Gonaives (3 October 1836) to Bordeaux (15 February 1837). October date is posted in the text of sender. Receiving in Penzance? (8 February 1837) and in London (10 February 1837). Long text. Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 44 image 10.00  
45 FL/Ship Letter. Havre, France (15 January 1848) to Port au Prince (no readable date). Letter is a copy of a two page weekly of maritime information. See maritime Bureau color circle marking with a date of 15 January 1848. Sender also added a short message to addressee dated 15 January 1848. Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 45 image 8.00  
46 FL. Nantes (12 September 1850) via Paris (13 September 1850) to Port au Prince with no receiving date. Letter mailed “Per Steamer Southampton”. Long text. Good to Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 46 image 6.00  
47 FL. Port au Prince (8 August 1863) via Jacmel (10 August 1863), London (28 August 1863) to Reims, France (29 August 1863). No text. Fine. Link to Society Auction Lot 47 image 8.00  
48 FL. Port au Prince (9 December 1866) via Jacmel ( ?? December 1866), London (30 December 1866), Calais (31 December 1866) to Reims (1 January 1866 --- Should be 1867). Long text. Fine. Link to Society Auction Lot 48 image 8.00  
49 FL. Miragoane (21 August 1867) via Jacmel (25 August 1867), London (unreadable date), Calais (?? September 1867) to Le Havre (15 September 1867). No text. Fine. Link to Society Auction Lot 49 image 8.00  
50 FL. Port au Prince (1868) via Liverpool (24 January 1868), London (25 January 1868) to Havre, France (26 January 1868). Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 50 image 7.00  
51 Cover. Registered mail, Port au Prince (20 March 1903) to Paris (6 April 1903). Paid With Scott #64. VF. 5.00  
52 Cover. Registered mail, Port au Prince (12 May 1904) to St Louis (21 May 1904) via New York (20 May 1904). Paid with #100, VF. 3.00  
53 Two covers. Cap Haitien (unknown date) via San Juan, Puerto Rico (19 July 1905) to New York (31 July 1905); and Port au Prince (3 March 1903) to New York (9 March 1903). Both paid with Scott #62. Fine-VF. 6.00  
54 Cover. Cap Haitien (11 August 1905) via San Juan, Puerto Rico (18 August 1905) to New York (28 August 1905). Paid with #55 and #61. Very Fine. 4.00  
55 Two covers. Port au Prince (26 May 1906) and Port au Prince (22 June 1906) to New York. Each paid with #117. Good to Fine. 6.00  
56 Mailing from C. Coen Fils in Gonaives (printed on cover). No identified postal marking other than a straight line over stamps used for mailing (#55 in a horizontal strip of five) and date “April 1, 1907”. Mail addressed to New York City. Fine condition. 5.00  
57 Cover. Gonaives (12 October 1907) to Bordeaux, France (receiving 6 ?? 1907). Paid with #125 and #129. F-VF. 4.00  
58 Cover. Cap Haitien (18 December 1911) to Port au Prince (21 December 1911). Paid with #99 (vertical strip of three). Fine. 3.00  
59 Registered mail. Jeremie (20 March 1913) via New York (31 March 1913) to Paris (8 April 1913). Paid with vertical pair of #98. Good to Fine condition. 5.00  
60 Cover. Munchmeyer & Co, Aux Cayes/Jeremie mail ( printed on back flap of cover) to Port au Prince (17 April 1916). Mail went by ship, Netherlands Indies Paquebot dated marking of 17 April 1916. Paid with #167. Fine. 5.00  
61 Cover. Local mail; Port au Prince (30 July 1916). Paid with horizontal pair of #238. VF. 3.50  
62 Cover. Paquebot Mail, Cap Haitien to Paris (receiving 8 January 1916). Netherland Indies Paquebot postal dated marking of 27 December 1915. “Ouvert 8” purple double marking. Mail opened and closed by Postes Et Telegraphes. Paid with Scott #201. F-VF. Link to Society Auction Lot 62 image 5.00  
63 Two Paquebot Mail covers. One addressed to Philadelphia, the other to New York City. Both paid with #168. Both covers with Paquebot receiving cancellation of New York, 24 February 1917 and 27 May 1917 respectively. Very Fine condition. 4.00  
64 Cover. Cayes (3 April 1918) to Port au Prince (13 April 1918). Paid with #259. VF condition. 3.50  
65 Cover. Cap Haitien (12 September 1919?) to Le Havre (unreadable postal cancellation). Mailed Par “S/S EANTAL”. Paid with #245 (two) and #177, VF. 5.00  
66 Cover. Jacmel (unreadable date) to Paris (8 March 1920) via Port au Prince (14 February 1920). Paid with #125 and #188. Good to Fine. 4.00  
67 Cover. Local Mail. Port au Prince (9 March 1920?). Paid with a scarce copy of Scott #308. VF condition. 4.50  
68 Cover. Jean Rabel (1 May 1921) to Port au Prince (2 May 1921). Paid with #311. This is a very scarce originating postal location. Cover has clear double circle red color postal dated cancellations on the back of the cover. Fine-VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 68 image 8.00  
69 Cover. Registered mail, Gonaives (6 December 1925) to Bremen, Germany (4 January 1926). Via Port au Prince (10 December 1925) and New York (22 December 1925). Paid with #312 (five copies). Good to Fine. 4.00  
70 Lindbergh Flight Cover. “Espirit de St. Louis”. Port au Prince (7 February 1928) to Havana (8 February 1928). Paid with #314 and #320. AVION red circle cachet. A very desirable and scarce flight cover. This is a genuine flown cover in Excellent condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 70 image 25.00  
71 Cover. Registered mail. Jeremie (18 January 1929) to Port au Prince (20 January 1929). Paid with #314 and #316. VF. 3.50  
72 Cover. Port au Prince (30 August 1938) to Asnieres, France. This is a large cover. Postal fees paid with #317 (two) and sixteen copies of #C11. Cover with small tear on upper left corner and a fold line NOT affecting postage used. Otherwise, a nice cover in Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 72 image 7.00  
73 Cover. Les Cayes (24 October 1938) via Port au Prince (28 October 1938) to Paris (10 November 1938) Paid with #327 and #329a. Two colorful advertisement labels applied to front of cover. VF. 6.00  
74 Cover. Airmail, Port au Prince (10 April 1939) to Eslov, Sweden. Paid with #313, #318 (two) and #329. VF condition. 4.00  
75 Cover. Unreadable originator and date of mail addressed to Judge Montes in Port au Prince. Paid with a scarce copy of Scott #305 (Catalogue value of stamp alone is $15.00). VF condition. 5.00  
76 Cover. Ship Mail – Two covers of non-Haitian origination (one from British Guiana and the other from the Netherlands) addressed to the USA and carried by the S.S. “Orestes” and the S.S “Hermes” respectively. Ships stopped at Port au Prince and have clear Port au Prince dated cancellations of 6 and 21 March 1952. VF condition. 1.75  
77 Cover. Registered airmail, Port au Prince (???? 1958) to Paris (8 September 1958). Paid with two copies of the scarce 5 Gde issue, Scott #C118. Not many mailings are available bearing this issue. VF Condition. 4.00  
78 Cover. World War II Censored Mail. Group of seven covers, all went thru Haitian censorship during the war years. Mail is addressed to US destinations. Overall condition Fine. 5.00  
79 Cover. Presidential Mail. Group of six covers from the presidential offices in Port au Prince, addressed to the Haitian Embassy in Washington, DC. All mail is registered airmail with a variety of postage used. Posted dates of 1937, 1938 and 1942. See the image for a sample of this type of mail. Fine condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 79 image 18.00  
80 Cover. Group of forty-five covers from the 1950-1970 time period. Material originated from various locations (Cayes, Gonaives, Cap Haitien, etc.). A variety of postal issues of the period were used to pay postal fees. Condition varies from Good to VF (no damaged covers included). A clean package of covers. 15.00  
81 Eleven commemorative covers issued from the 1950-1981 period on the occasion of special events taking place in Haiti at the respective time. Fine-Very Fine lot. 5.00  
 
Other
   
82 Postal stationery. Group of seven Postal Cards in Mint, VF condition. Included are: H&G #1, 3, 4. 6 (2 copies with one being a color variety), #14, and #15. 8.00  
83 Postal stationery. H&G #3, Port au Prince (12 January 1901) to Berlin (receiving postmark not clear). VF condition. 2.50  
84 Postal stationery. H&G #14. Unused with a favor cancellation of Gonaives (20 ?? 1907). Pristine condition. 1.50  
85 Post Cards. Four unused PCs of Port au Prince picturing unique architectural homes issued as “Architecture d’Haiti – No 1-4”. Excellent condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 85 image 2.00  
86 Post Cards. Group of four color PCs depicting different views of Port au Prince sites. Three of these PCs are unaddressed with no message, but all four have postal cancellations from small Haitian towns. PCs have different dates in July 1987. PCs are the production of Georges Lauture. All in VF condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 86 image 5.00  
87 Post Cards. Color view of Port au Prince. Unaddressed but with copy of #310 and cancelled at Port au Prince on 6 May 1922. No text. 2.00  
88 Revenue Stamps. Group of ten utility bills with a variety of revenue stamps used in paying these utility bills. There are six electric bills, four water bills. The Lot also includes two telecommunication bills. All bear appropriate stamps affixed to the bills. Fine condition. 5.00  
89 Revenue Stamps. Group of thirty-nine stamps, all in VF condition. See the image to identify the revenue stamps included in this lot. Link to Society Auction Lot 89 image 12.00  
90 Currency. Bank Note. Block of six of a 50c bank note issue printed by Homer Banking Note Company. This is a SPECIMEN COPY, recognizable as such because of serial number “000”. Excellent condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 90 image 10.00  
91 Currency. Bank Note. 1991 issue of a 100 Gourde note in Uncirculated and Excellent condition. Link to Society Auction Lot 91 image 8.00  
 
Literature
   
92 Histoire Diplomatique D’ Haiti, 1804-1843, by Jean D. Coradin, Port au Prince, 1988, soft cover, 346 pages. Written in French. Excellent condition. 4.00  
93 Haiti : The Liberty Heads. The 5c Re-Engraved of 1877, With Large Figure “5” Reconstruction Completed, written by J.R.W. Purves. A 6 page detailed article by this well known research student of the Liberty Head issues of Haiti. This article appeared in the September 1975 issue (Volume 54, Number 5) of the Collectors Club Philatelist, journal of the Collectors Club of New York. A copy of that issue is included in this Lot. Also included is a copy of the Cumulative Index to Vols 1-50 of that journal. All in VF condition. 4.00  
94 Santo Domingo Past and Present With A Glance at Haiti, Samuel Hazard, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1873, hardcover, 511 pages. VF condition. 5.00  
95 The Royal Mail Steam Packets to Bermuda and the Bahamas, 1842-1859, M.H. Ludington, Robson Lowe Ltd, 1971, soft cover, 25 pages. This pamphlet includes a complete list of ships of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company with individual ship data. Photos of shipping merchant routes, maps and postal cancellations are also included. Excellent reference of early shipping mail postal history for Haiti collectors. 2.00  
96 The Ship Letter Stamps of Liverpool, Alan W. Robertson, 1953, 12 pages. This Monogram also includes information concerning packet letters and handstamps of maritime significance. VF condition. 2.00  
97 Handbook On Philatelic Forgeries, Spying Eye (Ben Newman), The Maplewood Press, 1948, soft cover, 48 pages. Very Fine condition. Also included in this Lot: Fournier’s 1914 Price List of Philatelic Forgeries, Dr. Lowell Ragatz, soft cover, 63 pages, with a 9 page introduction. Fine condition. 4.00  
 
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