Lot 725 Italy 1863 15c blue King Victor Emmanuel II, Lithographed Type I Imperforate, mint never hinged, with full original gum, four large margins and lovely crisp impression, very fine. Accompanied by a 2004 Raybaudi certificate, with his pencil signature on back. A very nice stamp. Scott CV U$725.
Lot 1050 Germany #127-49B 1930 Germany Graf Zeppelin Flown Picture Postcard to Brazil, franked with C38, the South America overprint Graf Zeppelin issue. Mailed Berlin on MAY.19, 1930 and flown to Sevilla, Spain, to connect with the Graf Zeppelin. Has confirmation handstamp at left in red. Arrived in Bahia, Brazil on MAY.24. The picture depicts a Doenier DO-X Airplane. Clean and very fine. Frost CV U$850.
Lot 712 France #9c 1850 1fr dark carmine Cérès Imperforate, a used block of four, with “grille sand fin” cancels, large margins on three sides close to just in at left. Signed on back by Aimé Brun. This is a rare block of four, cataloguing €17,750 in the Maury / Spink catalogue and €16,500 in Yvert & Tellier. Rsv. Scott CV U$15,000.
Lot 137 Canada #40e 1874 10c pale milky rose lilac Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, mint with full original streaky white gum, with a small hinge remnant. This remarkable stamp possesses bright, fresh colour, which is rarely seen on this shade. A beautiful example of this scarce mint stamp, very fine. Ex. Ted Nixon, Daniel Cantor. Rsv. Unitrade CV$4,000.