$225.00– Sold Out
| /Waterlow intermediate die proof for the 20c value, omitting the vignette of Rooseveldt. Die number handwritten in upper left corner, cylinder number in upper right and proof number in lower left. Includes two MNH blocks of file copy proofs of the finished stamp with punch holes and "checked for colour" notation in the selvedge, dated five months before the stamps went on sale. Unique.
| /A dark ultramarine shade, clear impression with complete 8th November 1867 Alausi cancel. An elusive cancellation.
| /One of the scarcest cancellations of the second issue with less than six copies of the red Manta CDS known.
| /An early franking from 1875 on piece. Particularly desirable as this red cancellation was only used in Quito for a short period of time.
| /Airmail cover from the German Embassy in Quito to Hamburg, displaying 4 x 20c violet and 2 x 50c dark red Aero overprint stamps from 1936, plus a further 10c brown from the Darwin series. German Embassy seal to reverse.
| /Hamilton Bank Note Company 3c postal card to Bremen with handwritten message on reverse. Guayaquil CDS, Bremen reeiving stamp and oval Kruger forwarder's handstamp. H&G 11.
| /Choice unmounted mint with each stamp selected as marginals with colored guide lines in the selvedge.
| /Two ABNC die proofs depicting an attractive Guayaquil scene. India paper mounted to card in the issued colors.
| /Complete set of ABNC die proofs in the issued colors. Printed on India paper, mounted to card.
| /The scarcest stamp in the 1929-1944 airmail series. The regular Mendez Bogota-Quito overprint of 1930 was printed in red-brown ink with a print run of 5,000. However, one sheet of 100 only was overprinted in black. A very difficult stamp. Unlisted in Scott, Sanabria 50. Two expertization signatures on the reverse.
| /Overprinted onto the Officials, hence the three 'wheel' symbols in the center of the stamp. Only 5,000 sets overprinted.
| /Complete set in unmounted mint blocks of four. Only 2,000 sets printed. Attractive and scarce as blocks.
| /Waterlow file copies with hole punch. Part set, missing 2c and 50c values. These stamps are MNG and show partial water damage from being stored in the basement of the printer which was flooded during World War II after the German bombing of London.
| /SCADTA first printing with Provisional at the 45 degree angle. Only 4,200 issued. Slight toning.
| /Pro Patria commemorative overprint service stamps. Erroneously listed in Scott as essays, these were a private overprint on an official stamp. The red AERO overprint is particularly scarce with only 1000 copies printed. MNG as issued.