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LAOS, Airmail, 1957, Smiling Buddha and Monks, collective de luxe proof sheetlet of three and the 24k in a single sheet, perforated and gummed. Very scarce. Michel No. 70-73. Scott No. C27-30. Est. 500 – 750 CHF (via Philasearch.com: 15. Harmers Auction SA – Los 9267-A12-1537)

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LAOS, 1956, Buddha, complete set in two collective de luxe proof sheetlets, perforated and gummed. A Laotian rarity, only 15 printed. Michel No. 49-53. Scott No. 27-29, C20-C21. Est. 1,000 – 1,500 CHF (via Philasearch.com: 15. Harmers Auction SA – Los 9267-A12-1519)

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LAOS, Airmail, 1954, Accession of King Sisavang-Vong, 50pi die proof, hand-coloured and signed by the artist. On reverse blue crown. Very rare, Very Fine. Michel No. 42. Scott No. C13. Est. 500 – 600 CHF (via Philasearch.com: 15. Harmers Auction SA – Los 9267-A12-1533)

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LAOS, 1978-1982, collection of stamps and covers, neatly mounted on pages in one album, and well annotated (in German). Stamps include many sets both perf and imperf, also souvenir sheets, with much topical interest. The main value however is in the numerous postally used covers (express and registered) to Germany – in this period postally used examples of these issues are very scarce! A good lot for the collector of Asian material, generally F.-V.F. Est. 1,000 – 1,500 CHF (via Philasearch.com: 15. Harmers Auction SA – Los 9267-A12-1543)

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Great Britain, 1840, 1d Mulready lettersheet (Scott U3), cancelled by red maltese cross and addressed to a cabinet maker in Penrith, Cumberland “Or the present agent for Morison’s Pills”, inside is printed broadside circular “Hallett’s Postage Advertiser” dated June 17, 1840 with various advertisements including “Rowland’s Macassar Oil” and “Frampton’s Pill of Health”, London “K, Ju-29, 1840” backstamp; light file folds and abrasion spot at center, still Very Fine and unusual Patent Medicine printed matter Mulready usage. Scott $500 Estimate $300 – 400. (via Philasearch.com: 629th Kelleher Auction – item 9330-A629-1001)