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Auction 231

Send all bids and payments to Raul Hernandez, 4204 Haring Road, Metaire, LA 70006 USA or rherna3870@aol.com. The closing date is June 30, 2018 at noon. The winning bid will be one raise over the next highest bid. All the lots are illustrated in the Socorico Web Site with complete auction conditions. The same information can be obtained by phone, fax or mail from R. Hernandez. A buyer fee of 5% will be charged, but it will be waived if payment is received within 15 days after notification. If no payment is received 30 days after notification the lot will be assigned to the second highest bidder. The cost of postage is additional. Packages over $100 will be sent insured and foreign ones will be sent airmail registered at the recipient risk. Consult www.usps.com for postage rates.

Catalogue price reference is "Scott Standard Catalogue", other reference numbers are the "Costa Rica Postal Catalogue Fourth Edition 2014" or "Costa Rica Revenue Stamp Catalogue 2006 (M&R)". Low value stamps are not graded; in a lot the overall grade represents the highest value stamps. Submit items for next auction by April 15, 2018 by noon to Hector Mena, P.O. Box 14831, Baton Rouge LA 70898.

Abbreviations o/p: overprint, s/c: surcharge, cc: circular cancellation, ng: no gum, og: original gum, nh: no hinged, FDC: first day cover, mint or MNH: mint never hinged, SJ: San Jose, reg: registered, bk: block, i: irregular shape, RUC: right upper corner, RLC: right lower corner, LUC: lower upper corner, LLC: left lower corner. Commercial covers - unless specified these covers may have stamps of other contemporary issues. All covers from San Jose or to San Jose unless specified.

Important Note for Socorico Sales Effective starting from the previous sale the winning bid will be 10% over the second best bid for each lot. In the past we have used a step up bid depending on the value of the lot. In order to upgrade the management of the auctions will start with this simple system. Other options remain the same, e.g. when there is only one bid the winning price will be equal to the reserve. If the difference between the top bids is less than 10% the winning bid will be equal to the top bid.

11915 Transit Switzerland censored cover from SJ. Horizontal pair of Sc 72$50
21918 censored cover San Jose-NY. Tied with Sc 72 and 73$15
31942 registered censored cover SJ- Buenos Aires. Sc C71 and C76$10
41950 cover S.J to NY Sc C179/180$2
5Cover to NY. Date not clear. Sc C172/C179$1
61945 censored cover SJ to California. Sc 168 and C180$2
71950 cover from Puntarenas to Canal Zone. Horiz. pair Sc C181$3
81946 Special Delivery Turrialba to San Jose. Strip of 3. Sc228$3
91945 censored cover SJ to Ohio. Strips of 3 & 4 Sc 228.$5
10Censored cover San Jose-Calif. 27 Sep (no year).$2
111949 San Jose-Belgium. Sc C124.$4
12San Jose-England , date not clear. Sc C86/125.$2
131953 SJ. Pennsylvania. Sc C82a.$4
141944 censored San Jose to NY. Sc C81/C84$4
151943 censored cover San Jose to Ohio. Sc 211a and C82/C85$4
161946 Cover San Jose to Mass. Sc C85A/C181. Missing flap.$2
171945 censored cover San Jose to South Dakota. Sc C85/C97$4
181943 Mourning censored cover San Jose to NJ. Horiz pair Sc C86$5
191944 censored cover San Jose to MD. Sc 227, C181 and C187.$5
201943 censored cover San Jose to OH Sc C81/C87 and C88.$5
211944 censored cover San Jose to Maryland. Sc C84/C88$5
221945 cover San Jose to Los Angeles via New Orleans Sc 220 and C88B$4
231946 San Jose to England Sc 244 and C89A$8
241944-censored cover San Jose to Calif. via New Orleans. Sc C90.$8
251948 cover San Jose- Germany via KLM Sc C89A pair Sc C90A/C169$20
261946 San Jose-Switzerland Transatlantic mail. Sc C91a, 243/245 on back.$15
271962 registered cover San Jose to Chile. Sc C241.$3
281954 cover San Jose to NY. Sc C229/C241/C242.$15
291954 two registered FDCs San Jose - NY. Sc C227/C245. $25
30Small town cancels on 6 covers: Aguas Zarcas, Filadelfia, Zarcero, Puriscal, Sabalito, Los Angeles de Tilaran Sc C380-C382$10
31Ditto on 3 covers: Frailes, Paquera, Parrita. Sc C355, C371, C380$5

32Mena PC3 1923 San Jose to Sta Maria de Dota.$2
33Mena PC31902 uprated w Sc45 San Jose to San Francisco$10
34Mena PC4 1902 San Jose to Germany$3
35Mena PC4 1902 San Jose to NJ.$3
36Mena PC4 1893 San Jose to France$3
37Mena PC4 1893 San Jose to NY.$3
38Mena PC4 1895 San Jose to NJ.$3
39Mena PC4 1897 San Jose to Germany$3
40Mena PC4 1897 San Jose to NY.$3
41Mena PC4 1898 transit San Jose to Germany$3
42Mena PC4 1901 San Jose to Austria$3
43Mena PC4 1896 San Jose to Pacuarito$3
44Mena PC4 1901 San Jose to Pacuarito$3
45Mena PC10 1906 San Jose to France$3
46PC1928 San Jose local use $3
47PC1906 uprated w Sc 55. San Jose to Maine. USA$10
48PC1909 Port Limon to Canal Zone uprated w Sc61$15
49PC 1912Limon to USA uprated w Sc 71$10
501939 from San Jose to Ohio w Sc 128 and 243$4
51Mena PC5B unused$5
52Mena PC6A unused$4
53PC San Jose Cathedral, unused$2
54PC Shelling cocoa, unused$2
55PC Puntarenas cocoa pickers, unused$2
56PC San Jose hospice, unused$2
57PC Limon Park, unused$2
58PC Limon Vargas Park, unused$2
59PC Limon U.F.Co. Commissary & lodge, unused$2
60PC Banana pickers, unused$2
61PC cutting bananas, unused$2
62PC San Jose National Theater, unused$2
63PC Costa Rica Bank, unused$2
64PC Tropical ranch at Limon, unused$2
65PC San Jose Morazan Park & Music Temple, unused.$2
66PC view of Limon, unused$2
67PC San Jose National Theater, unused$2
68PC East side view of San Jose, unused.$2
69PC Aerial view of San Jose, unused$2
70PC Ojo de Agua swimming pool, unused$2
71Mena PC17, unused$2
72Mena PC18, unused$2
73Mena PC19, unused$2
74Mena PC11, unused$2
75Mena PC7, unused$2
76Mena PC12, unused$2
77Mena PC14, unused$2
78Mena PC3, unused$2
79Mena PC4, unused$2
80Mena PC15 unused$2
81Mena EN14,18/19/20, Unused$10
82Mena EN6 Port Limon to Boston via New Orleans$15
831907 Ambulante Pacifico to New Orleans tied with pair of Sc47$25
841908 San Jose to England official PC with ScO50$75

Additional Airmail Covers
85C75 UCR pair to Wichita, censured$1
86C75 UCR pair to Miami, censured$1
87C76 UCR to Decatur, censured, May 1942$1
88C76 UCR to Evansville, censured Jul 1942$1
89C76 UCR to Dallas$1
90C98 San Ramon to Boston, censured, 1942$1
91C121-23 Soccer Stadium FDC May 1946$3
92C159 Locomotive to NY Sep 1949$2
93C160-67 Roosevelt FDC Aug 1947$4
94C322 United Nations to New Orleans, Jul 1962$1
95C322 + C335 as above$1
96C323 UN Esparta to SJ May 1962$1
97C326 UN to New Orleans Sep 1962$1
98C338 Phil Exhibit o/p strip to Miami registered Oct 1962$1
99C338 + C227 Limon to New Orleans Sep 1962$1

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