Lot 509 Australia #J1S-J20S 1902-04 First Two Sets of Postage Dues with Various SPECIMEN Overprints, with 44 stamps (missing a few values in range) all on two large sheets, with several strikes of “POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE” handstamps in red. There is a notation at bottom of first sheet reading “Quarante deux figurines postales / Certifié conforme” and signed by the “Directeur des Postes et Télégraphes”, second sheet similar except “Trois figurines…”. We note different SPECIMEN overprints, either serifed or non serifed, horizontal or vertical (reading up or down). There is another stamp on the first sheet, that of New South Wales Scott #108 (specimen overprint catalogues $52). A great group, likely unique and a must have for any serious Australia collector. Both pages scanned online. Rsv. Estimate $2,000, sold for C$1,900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1562 United States Mostly Mint Strong Back of the Book Collection, all on Mystic pages, starts with Semi-Postals, then airmails with #s C1-C150 complete mint, mostly hinged before the 1930s (Zepps are lightly hinged), then NH to the end; Special Delivery E1-E23 complete (with extra shades, etc, E1 has no gum, E2-3 have small faults, E4 is used); very fine never hinged #F1; Postage Due first two sets just missing one stamp (mixed mint and used), 1891 set mint to the 10c, 50% complete mint from 1894 to 1917, complete 1930 to 1985; Parcel Post #Q1-Q12 complete mint with many extras; Special Handling QE1-QE4 complete mint with extras; Parcel Post Postage Dues JQ1-JQ5 complete mint. The collection also includes three double-sided stock pages loaded with extra copies, plus many NH Officials from the 1980s and 1990s (incl. coil pairs), a good selection of Officially Sealed stamps, etc. A very nice and clean collection, with a huge catalogue value, see our many scans for a small taste only, view to better appreciate. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 291 Group of c.1980 Unissued Postage Due Stamp Design Production Material, with two colour photographic mock-ups of the proposed four denominations (4c, 8c, 20c and 50c) in stamp size as well as two sets of four colour slides of same, plus a larger size colour photographic essay of the 8c value. From the Jean Morin archives. Estimate C$150.
Lot 814 Collection of nine Admiral Destination Covers or Cards with postage Due Stamps, all written up on album pages and all bearing postage due stamps, including Italy (x2), Sweden, Switzerland (x2), Belgium and Denmark. Overall fine to very fine, with a variety of frankings and rates, and quite colourful. From the Andrew Liptak Postal History Collection. Estimate C$200.