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Costa Rica Stamps and Postal History continued...

1889 PRESIDENT SOTO ISSUE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
141 c 32 32, 1889 2P Dull violet tied along with 20c Yellow green (29), 5c Orange pair (27), 2c Dark green strip of five (26) and 1c Brown strip of five (25) by light San Jose pmks. on
1891 registered cover to Germany, additional 1c and 2c (two) valu#32, 1889 2P Dull violet tied along with 20c Yellow green (#29), 5c Orange pair (#27), 2c Dark green strip of five (#26) and 1c Brown strip of five (#25) by light San Jose pmks. on 1891 registered cover to Germany, additional 1c and 2c (two) values on back tied by pen, New Orleans and New York transits, Hanover receiver, faint vertical file fold just affect the 2P value, fine; not only is this an impressive five color franking, but it is one of only two recorded examples of the 2P value used on cover. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,450.00
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1889 PRESIDENT SOTO ISSUE COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
142 Pogc 25-34 #25-34, Balance of the 1889 Soto exhibit collection on thirteen exhibition pages, includes seven die essays in black, a set of small die proofs in black and another set in the issues colors, a set with "Specimen" overprints (the 10P does not exist with a Specimen overprint), seven imperforate between pairs and twelve covers, with values to 20c, includes on cover to Mexico and one cover with World's Columbian Exposition/Latin Amercian Department corner card and one cover used from Alajuela, largely fine-very fine. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $10,000.00
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143 PogOc 25-34 #25-34, 1889 Soto accumulation of hundreds of items, with mint, used (including a significant cancellation study), blocks, many varieties, including scarce imperforate or imperforate between, proofs, trial color plate proofs in blocks of four, Waterlow specimen sheetlets of nine, over 30 covers, with destinations including Turkey, Netherlands Antilles and Switzerland, and much more, mixed condition; when sorted out, this could form the an excellent basis of an exhibit collection. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
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1892 COAT OF ARMS ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
144 P 35P-44P 35P-44P, 1892 1c-10P Coat of Arms, plate proofs on stamp paper, horizontal pairs of each, large margins, full original gum, about half the values with light toning mostly
confined to the reverse, very fine and rare ex-Hind, Bonilla-Lara.#35P-44P, 1892 1c-10P Coat of Arms, plate proofs on stamp paper, horizontal pairs of each, large margins, full original gum, about half the values with light toning mostly confined to the reverse, very fine and rare; ex-Hind, Bonilla-Lara. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,900.00
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145 c 40 40, 1892 50c Gray blue, tied along with 10c Light green (38) by target cancel on 1897 registered cover to Germany, 1c Greenish blue (35) tied on back by numerous transit and
receiving postmarks, San JoseARCosta Rica unframed boxed handstam#40, 1892 50c Gray blue, tied along with 10c Light green (#38) by target cancel on 1897 registered cover to Germany, 1c Greenish blue (#35) tied on back by numerous transit and receiving postmarks, "San Jose/AR/Costa Rica" unframed boxed handstamp, various registry markings and New York label, fine; less than four covers bearing the 50c value have been recorded. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
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146 c 41 41, 1892 1P Green on yellow, tied by light Direccion General violet handstamp on registered cover to Germany, crisp AR and other registry markings and label, New Orleans and
New York transits as well as Osnabruck receiver, cover with trivial#41, 1892 1P Green on yellow, tied by light "Direccion General" violet handstamp on registered cover to Germany, crisp "AR" and other registry markings and label, New Orleans and New York transits as well as Osnabruck receiver, cover with trivial edge wear, fine; one of only two recorded examples of the 1892 One Peso value on cover. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
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147 c 41 41, 1892 1P Green on yellow, offered here is the only other recorded example of the One Peso value on cover, being an 1896 registered usage to Austria, tied by light blue
postmark, proper registry markings, usual transits and Wien receiv#41, 1892 1P Green on yellow, offered here is the only other recorded example of the One Peso value on cover, being an 1896 registered usage to Austria, tied by light blue postmark, proper registry markings, usual transits and Wien receiver, vertical file folds and minor cover flaws, fine appearance. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,000.00
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1892 COAT OF ARMS ISSUE COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
148 Pogc 35-44 #35-44, Balance of the 1892 Exhibit collection on thirteen exhibition pages, includes a die essay of the vignette, a set of plate proof in unissued colors, a set of small die proofs in black and seventeen covers, including three bisects, a rare 50c value to Austria, other destinations include Sweden and Switzerland, also some scarce originating cities including Turrialba, Heredia, Escatu and Grecia, largely fine-very fine; an impressive group that would be ideal to expand upon. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $17,000.00
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149 PogO 35-44 #35-44, Stamp and proof accumulation of hundreds of items on album pages, stockpages, glassines, etc., including mint multiples, many used stamps with cancel interest, a few covers, various plate proofs including sheetlets of nine, Waterlow specimen sheetlets, and more, mixed condition. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
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150 c 35-39 #35-39, 1892 Coat of Arms cover hoard of over 250 covers, with values from 1c to 20c, numerous better and interesting items including scarce cancels, various foreign destinations, registry usages with multiple stamps, bisects, used in combination with postal stationery, etc., mostly fine or better; almost certainly the largest accumulation of covers from this issue ever offered as one lot at auction. Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
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1901 PICTORIAL ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
151 og 46 var. 46 var., 1901 2c Vermilion and Black, Center Inverted, fresh color, nicely centered, o.g., very fine.Although not listed in Scott, this invert has been well known for many
decades. Its first public appearance was in the 1935 sale of the Arthur#46 var., 1901 2c Vermilion and Black, Center Inverted, fresh color, nicely centered, o.g., very fine.Although not listed in Scott, this invert has been well known for many decades. Its first public appearance was in the 1935 sale of the Arthur Hind collection, where it realized £4/10. This is the only recorded example of any value of this series with an inverted center.Certainly one of the most important 20th century errors of Costa Rica, as well as being an essential stamp for a serious collection of inverted centers of the world; signed H. Bloch and accompanied by a 1980 RPS certificate; ex-Hind. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $67,500.00
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152 c 51 51, 1901 1Col Olive bister and black, tied by boxed AR violet registry postmark and New York registry label on 10c Registry formula card to Switzerland, appropriate transit
backstamps, unusually fresh and very fine the finest of the thr#51, 1901 1Col Olive bister and black, tied by boxed "AR" violet registry postmark and New York registry label on 10c Registry formula card to Switzerland, appropriate transit backstamps, unusually fresh and very fine; the finest of the three recorded covers bearing the One Colon value (see next two lots for the other two). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
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153 c 51 51, 1901 1Col Olive bister and black, tied along with 10c Ocher and black (48) by target cancel on registered cover to Managua, Nicaragua, appropriate registry markings, a
couple backstamps, cover with some wrinkling and edge wear, fine#51, 1901 1Col Olive bister and black, tied along with 10c Ocher and black (#48) by target cancel on registered cover to Managua, Nicaragua, appropriate registry markings, a couple backstamps, cover with some wrinkling and edge wear, fine; one of only three recorded examples of Scott #51 on cover. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,600.00
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154 c 51 51, 1901 1Col Olive bister and black, amazingly, the Mayer collection contains the third of the three recorded examples of this stamp on cover, this being a 1904 registered
usage to Athens, Greece, with additional 1c, 4c, 6c and 50c valu#51, 1901 1Col Olive bister and black, amazingly, the Mayer collection contains the third of the three recorded examples of this stamp on cover, this being a 1904 registered usage to Athens, Greece, with additional 1c, 4c, 6c and 50c values from the series also tied by target cancels, usual registry markings and transit postmarks, cover with some staining, fine appearance; not only is the 1Col value rare, but this is also one of only three covers known bearing the 50c, combining that with the five color franking and scarce destination make this quite desirable. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,000.00
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1901 PICTORIAL ISSUE COLLECTION LOTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
155 PogO 45-54 #45-54, 1901 Pictorials stamp and proof accumulation of hundreds of items, with plate proofs, specimens including Waterlow sheetlets of nine, mint multiples, many used stamps with good cancellation interest, and more, mixed condition. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
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156 c 45-49 #45-49, 1901 Pictorials large cover accumulation of well over 350 covers or cards, values from 1c to 20c, wide range of usage, including better foreign destinations, scarce cancels, picture postcards, registered, and more, largely fine or better; should prove to be a very useful lot for the collector of this issue. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
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1907 PORTRAITS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
157 og 59 var.- 68 var. 59 var.-68 var., 1c-2Col 1907 Portraits, Centers Inverted, the celebrated and unique set of all seven values that exist with an inverted center (1c, 2c, 5c, 20c, 50c, 1Col,
2Col), plus an extra 5c with center inverted and shifted to the bottom l#59 var.-68 var., 1c-2Col 1907 Portraits, Centers Inverted, the celebrated and unique set of all seven values that exist with an inverted center (1c, 2c, 5c, 20c, 50c, 1Col, 2Col), plus an extra 5c with center inverted and shifted to the bottom left, well centered and fresh, 2c unused and with repaired corner, others all o.g. and very fine; Since only one example of the 50c value is known, this is the only possible complete set available, and it has always traded hands as a set at least since the Bonilla-Lara sale in 1961. The other values are also quite rare, with only three to five examples of the 1c, 20c, 1Col and 2Col known.One of the highlights of the Mayer Costa Rica collection and certainly a "must" for the Inverted Centers of the World collector; ex-Bonilla-Lara. (imagea) (imageb) (imagec) (imaged) (imagee) (imagef) (imageg) (Image) Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $60,000.00
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158 og 59 var. 59 var., 1907 1c Red brown and indigo, Center Inverted, well centered, deep intense colors, o.g., minor gum crease, very fine no more than five examples have been
recorded.#59 var., 1907 1c Red brown and indigo, Center Inverted, well centered, deep intense colors, o.g., minor gum crease, very fine; no more than five examples have been recorded. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $10,500.00
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159 og 60 var. 60 var., 1907 2c Yellow green and black, Center Inverted, excellent centering, bright colors, full but slightly disturbed o.g., very fine a rare invert.#60 var., 1907 2c Yellow green and black, Center Inverted, excellent centering, bright colors, full but slightly disturbed o.g., very fine; a rare invert. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $10,000.00
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160 og 62 var. 62 var., 1907 5c Yellow and dull blue, Center Inverted, exceptionally well centered, strong colors, o.g., h.r., trivial corner crease at top right, otherwise very
fine.#62 var., 1907 5c Yellow and dull blue, Center Inverted, exceptionally well centered, strong colors, o.g., h.r., trivial corner crease at top right, otherwise very fine. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $10,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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