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    1895-97, 2c//50c Deep Claret, "Ultramar" Specimen Overprint (J39S var.-42S var., J44S var.), 2c, 3c, 5c, 10c and 50c values, handstamped "Ultramar" in blue, the stamps without gum and with varying degrees of water damage, as usually found, the 10c and 50c values with post certification damage. An otherwise Fine to Very Fine and rare grouping.

    Estimate $750-$1,000


    Expertization: 2003 Sismondo Certificate

    A VERY RARE SELECTION OF ITEMS FOR THE SPECIALIST.

    The "Ultramar" overprint was applied by the Lisbon Postal Administration to Specimen stamps arriving from the Universal Postal Union headquarters in Berne, and destined to be placed in the postal reference collections which the Portuguese Empire maintained in several of its colonies. It is believed that two such archives have been liquidated in the philatelic market. In each of the archives many of the stamps were destroyed beyond rescue, and therefore, what remains is
    very rare, and only one or two examples of each of these stamps can exist in the market.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2009
    27th Sunday
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