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COOK ISLANDS, COPERNICUS,
COSTA RICA & COSTUMES
COVERS, POSTAL HISTORY

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COOK ISLANDS COVERS, POSTAL HISTORY
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COOK ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY

RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS TO BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 1945 One & three shilling stamps have all perfs and are tied. The more valuable (overprinted, Gibbons 117) stamp has near-perfect centering. Opened neatly at the top. The back is plain. $72.50 postpaid & insured to a US address. c*


COOK ISLANDS PHILATELIC LITERATURE






"CANCELLATIONS OF THE COOK ISLANDS AND NIUE" by A. R. Burge FRPSNZ, published by the Pacific Islands Study Circle of Great Britain in 1971, plastic comb binding, 44 pages plus illustrations & covers. Island-by-island summary includes Aitutaki & Penrhyn. Cover has unimportant edge faults. SOLD canpp

 


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COPERNICUS TOPICAL COVERS
See also Astronomy covers,
Astronomy stamps & Astronomy postcards.

04.12.74 clear red BUCURESTI ROMPRESFILATELIA 8.45-lei meter franks #7 cover airmailed to Michigan, multicolor cachet for first day of their Copernicus issue, registration markings ignored in the US, neatly opened, neat typed address, light wrinkling in upper left front corner. $1.50 cr


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ASTRONOMY CROSS-REFERENCES
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See also Astronomy postcards. Shown is the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

See also Astronomy stamps.

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See also Astronomy covers. Shown is a cover from a Russian astronomical observatory to NASA.

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See also Space post cards, postal cards & QSL cards. Shown is an artist's concept of the future NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center.

See also Space topical covers.

See also Space topical stamps.

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COSTA RICA COVERS
& COSTA RICAN POSTAL HISTORY

COSTA-RICA / Costarica / Kostarika / Kosta Rika /
Kostarikë / LA REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA / Կոստա - Ռիկա /
哥斯达黎加 / Κόστα Ρίκα / कोस्टा रिका / 코스타리카 / Коста Рика

See also Costa Rican post cards.

DIC 2 1931 postcard from Alajuela to Illinois with clear violet SAN JOSE double-ring & TRANSITO markings. The Alahuela cancel is partial but ties the 5-centimos building stamp. Postcard has sold, but it is still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50


2 / 9 / 37 oversize postcard from San José to Michigan, illustration showing Volcan Irazu in eruption, 5-centimos UPU stamp tied by clear cancel, back showing equipment of the radio station TIPG, extensive wrinkling. $1.75 c-crv NEW / NEU / NUEVO

5 / 29 / 42 CENSORED MAIL TO San José from California, EXAMINED BY 1489 tape, Paraffine Companies logo in green as corner card & on backflap. $2.00

3 / 4 / 48 AIRMAIL #6 cover, Cartago to Michigan, franked by 35-centimos centenary of the national theater stamp, large violet cachet on back promoting visits to there because of its excellent climate, neatly opened. $2.00 ct ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

3 / 9 / 61 REGISTERED AIRMAIL #6 cover, San José to Massachusetts, franked by 5-c. centenary stamp & 50-centimos confituras stamp & 40-centimos Nolina stamps, 4 backstamps, vertical crease affects only 1 backstamp. $2.50 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

5 / 22 / 68 San José QSL postcard to Ohio, franked by C0.50 Scout stamp, cancel indistinct. $1.00

2 / 12 / 71 REGISTERED AIRMAIL Cartago to Florida, franked by four 50-cts Scout & one 5-cts. Christmas stamp, back bearing 2-color illustrations of bank offices in Florida, backstamped clearly, creased twice (once heavily). $1.00

3 / 7 / 71 PORTE PAGADO #12 cover with Scouting design on both sides, 2 25-cts. Garcia painting & one 80-cts. Quiros painting & one damaged stamps added to make up the foreign postage, couple small tears, backflap has small crease. $2.50

4 / 9 / 71 REGISTERED AIRMAIL Cartago to Florida, franked by four 50-cts & one 5-cts. crest stamp, back bearing 2-color illustrations of bank offices in Florida, backstamped clearly, crease both ways although hard to notice. $1.00



11 / 3 / 75 FIRST DAY COVER cacheted & unaddressed, bearing 3 different Christmas stamps, never sealed, fresh appearance. $1.50 cc NEW / NEU / NUEVO

1978 OFFICIAL #10 cover to Michigan, neatly opened. $1.00

1978 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover to Michigan, neatly opened. $1.00

1979 BOLETIN FILATELICO No. 82 announcing the February 1979 issue of stamped covers for use within the country. Bilingual. $1.00

3 / 10 / 80 FIRST DAY COVER #6 cover with cachet honoring XIV SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL DE / PERCEPCION REMOTA DEL AMBIENTE appropriately franked with C2.10 & C5.00 remote sensing stamps, unaddressed, fresh appearance. $2.00

9 / 7 / 82 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover to Maryland, backstamped Fort Lauderdale on indicated date, crinkled right edge affects markings. $1.00

1982 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover to Maryland, neatly opened. (8 available) $1.00 each Crinkled backflap. $0.75

1 / 4 / 83 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover to Maryland, forwarded to Ohio. $1.00

1 / 11 / 83 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover to Maryland, forwarded to Ohio, neatly opened. $1.00

1 / 26 / 83 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover to Maryland, forwarded to Ohio. $1.00

1 / 28 / 83 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover to Maryland, forwarded to Ohio, neatly opened. $1.00

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4 / 29 / 86 OFFICIAL AIRMAIL #10 cover, San José to Ohio, forwarded there, franked by two 0.50-colones Mora & 10-colones 1986 reunion stamp, opened neatly. $1.50

5 / 13 / 86 AIRMAIL #10 cover from San José to Ohio, forwarded there with sticker covering part of the stamps, franked by 3-colones centenary & a strip of four (one damaged, seals back) 0.50-colones Mora & another stamp that is hard to identify, opened neatly. $1.00

7 / 8 / 86 AIRMAIL #6 cover, Limón (well struck in violet) to Ohio, franked with 8-colones 1982 stamp. $1.00

8 / 26 / 86 REGISTERED OFFICIAL #6 cover from San José to Ohio, franked by 20-colones exposition, 10-colones orange-brown portrait & 3-colones Christmas stamps, clear backstamp & notification record. $2.50

7 / 21 / 87 ADVERTISING AIRMAIL #10 cover from San José to Ohio, bearing five illustrations of equipment made by Victory Maguinaria S. A., franked with 5-colones peace & 11-colones Mexican soccer stamps, neatly opened. Nice! $2.00

10 / 23 / 88 REGISTERED AIRMAIL #10 cover, San José to Ohio, franked by 5-colones philatelic exposition & two 15-colones editorial & 20-Cts. Segurios stamps, 3 clear backstamps, neatly opened. $2.50

10 / 14 / 91 AIRMAIL #6 cover, Guayabo de Mora to Ohio, franked with 18-Colones 1990 University of Costa Rica stamp. Backflap torn & mended with Scotch tape. $0.75


COSTA RICAN PHILATELIC LITERATURE

January 1967 American Philatelist: Costa Rica's 1928 Lindbergh Issue; North China--The Hsin Min Prints; Canada--The Jacques Cartier Stamps; & much more. $3.75 the complete issue. acccl







"BOLETIN FILTELICO No. 45 / PHILATELIC BULLETIN" announcing the issuance of airmail stamps commemorating the 20th anniversary of Clubes 20-30 (a service club for young men), folded so as to fit in an envelope. $0.75 c-c
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11 November 1976 Costa Rica Boletin Filatelico No. 51" announcing the 3 airmail stamp-on-stamps & souvenir sheet issued for the VIIth National Philatelic Exhibition. Interesting details such as quantities issued. $0.75 sc








"BOLETIN Filatelico No. 82 / PHILATELIC BULETIN(sic)" announcing the postal stationery issue of 6 February 1979, folded so as to fit in a #10 envelope. c
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COSTUME TOPICAL COVERS
KOSTÜME / COSTUMI / COSTUUM / DRACHT / DRAGT
See also Costume postcards & Fashion post cards.

1952 PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 30 OC 52 FDC for 3-1 / 2-d Chimbu headdress stamp, typed address to Townesville resident ties map / palm tree / semi-nude cachet, yellowish paper. $2.75 pc

1974 FINLAND. Airmail cover to the United States bearing a pair of 0.60 costume stamps, neatly canceled & tied by Helsinki Filateli circular date stamp, opened neatly. $1.50

1975 SAINT VINCENT. Unaddressed cacheted official FDC with 6 stamps issued 7 FE 75 showing the costumes of Carnival revelers, fresh appearance. $3.00

1976 SINGAPORE. Official multicolor multilingual announcement for their bridal costumes issue. $1.00

1977 LIECHTENSTEIN. Cacheted unaddressed official FDC 8 Sept. 1977 for 3 costume stamps, fresh appearance. $2.75

1979 ROMANIA. Unaddressed cacheted official FDC with 2 national costume stamps issued 27-X-1979. (2 available) $0.50 each

1979 SWEDEN. Unaddressed official FDC 15.11.1979 for 6 stamps--4 of which show costumes & 2 costume jewelry--complete with informative insert in 4 languages, fresh appearance. $2.00


2-5-1981 Belgium FDC for its 2-stamp Europa issue depicting costumes, attractive multicolor Fleetwood cachet, unaddressed, with explanatory stiffener. $4.00 ebc

22.-5.81 AUSTRIA FDC for S6 Europa, multicolor Fleetwood cachet featuring Tyrolian costumes, unaddressed, pertinent information on back. $1.50

1981-08-28 FDC with 4 different Xhosa head-dress costume stamps neatly cancelled at Idutywa Transkei, multicolor cachet, unaddressed. $1.50 tc

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1993 10 30 cacheted Lithuanian FDC for 3-stamp Dzükija (Zukai) costumes issue, unaddressed, attractive. $3.00 lc


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