We are delighted to announce the impressive series of auction sales of the “María Clotilde” collection of Mexico.
On December 5th, the first part of this collection will be sold at auction in Geneva (Switzerland). The sale will feature the classic issues of “Hidalgos” & “Eagles” and some rarities of the semi-modern period. It will include a significant range of usages of the “number one”, a remarkable number of “Eagles” from the Corbett collection originating from small towns, an important selection of 3 centavos, including some of the very rare examples cancelled and the finest of the three unused overprinted pairs, as well as some spectacular frankings on cover, such as the largest multiple of the 1864 2r, or a four-color franking on registered mail.
The two key items are considered as the most important items of Mexican philately, the great gems originating from the Erich Koenig collection: the only usage recorded of the “Eagles” 3c on cover, and the finer of only two inverted centers recorded of the 1921 10c “Abrazo de Acatenpam”.
The catalogue will be available online in a few weeks. If you want to receive addtional information or the catalogue, please feel free to contact us today!
THE “FERRARY” 3C PAIR
THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE LARGEST 3C OVERPRINTED MULTIPLE
Mexico District 3c brown, consignment 48-1866, a remarkable pair exhibiting two slightly overlapping designs in centre as a result of a misplaced cliché, margins ranging from clear to ample and displaying a great freshness.
The finest of just three pairs recorded, this multiple representing the largest recorded for this stamp, with this example being unique showing all margins complete.
“EL ABRAZO DE ACATEMPAN”
The rarest Stamp of Mexican Philately
A GREAT GEM OF THE INVERTED CENTERS OF THE WORLD
Undoubtedly considered as the most important stamp of Mexican philately, with only two examples recorded, this being the finer. The other example known possesses a duplex cancellation which is believed to have been applied in Guadalajara, and which was struck covering a large place of the center inverted. Illustrated in the “Encyclopedia of Rare and Famous Stamps” by L. N. Williams (published by David Feldman, Geneva, in 1993), as the only stamp representing Mexico in this highly renownedencyclopaedia . A true world rarity.
THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM OF MEXICAN PHILATELY
This 3c is one of the scarcest values of classic Mexico, and the rarest and most prestigious stamp on cover in Mexican philately, this being unique as stated to be genuine with full confidence. Together with the “Abrazo de Acatempan”, also offered in this sale, both can be considered as the most important items of Mexican philately.
THE LARGEST 2 REALES USED MULTIPLE KNOWN
The largest used multiple known of this value, as we ll as the largest franking recorded. An exhibition item of great visual impact.