Lot 5023 (Sandafayre #5297, 24th September 2019)

.GENERAL SECTION - THE SAINTS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH An impressive 1930's to 1980's mostly mint thematic collection of stamps, covers and cards lovingly displayed in a hefty old 1930's album with interleaving, includes sections with Christian Martyrs, Evangelists, Patrons of the Church, individual Saints e.g. St Clare, St Anthony, St Francis Xavier, St Bridgit, St Benedict, St Gabriel, St George, St John, St Peter, St Stephen, etc. The stamps include (these all mint) Vatican 1953 St Clare set, Italy 1931 St Anthony set, Portugal 1933 St Anthony surcharge set, 1931 St Anthony set, Portuguese India 1946 St Francis Xavier mini-sheet, Portugal 1948 St John set, San Marino 1928 St Francis set in blocks of four, Portuguese India 1931 St Francis set, Portugal 1952 St Francis set, Spain 1952 2p Air St Francis, Macao 1952 St Francis set, Saar 1950 National Relief set, San Marino 1947 St Marinus set, Vatican City 1951 Beatification set, Hungary 1938 St Stephen set and both mini-sheets, 1938 Eucharistic mini-sheet mint, plus much more of interest (approx 1,260 stamps, plus 27 mini-sheets and 57 covers/cards)

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Auction: Sandafayre #5297, 24th September 2019

Highlights from our 5297 auction include:

  • Batum: Fine range of these scarce and elusive used issues ex the "Imperial" collection.
  • Ceylon: Exceptional range of individual stamps and collections including imperf classics, varieties and later high values with much from the tremendous "Imperial" collection.
  • Italian States - Naples: Scarce offering of Postal Forgeries as listed by the Sassone catalogue including the rare 10gr Type I forgery, Sassone F3, Cat €27,000.
  • Kingdom Of Italy: Superb collection of early Victor Emanuel II issues with rare First issue imperfs and proofs including a fabulous group of Matraire proofs.
  • Malta: Extensive collection featuring both the rare 10s "Shipwreck" stamps, lots 6919 and 6924.

 Plus hundreds of Commonwealth lots, Great Britain lots, European lots – All countries in the world from Aden to Zululand! There are also some great sorter lots and collections.

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