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French period in many albums, varieties and errors, scarce Aleppo local stamps, imperf sets, pairs and gutter pairs, many imperf margin pairs and blocks. 1923 “Poste Par Avion” typo overprinted complete sets on two air mail covers from Damas to Alexandrette and Cairo, 1922 “Poste Par Avion” violet handstamped four values on air mail cover. Green "AVION" overprinted complete air mail set on 1924 registered cover from Damas to Caire, air mail issue 1926 with inverted overprints and many overprint varieties, double overprints, Paris Exhibition 1937 & air mails 1937/1940 imperf sets and pairs, 1938 souvenir sheets on two air mail covers registered to France, 1942 Independence set in imperf singles and pairs, air mail issue 1942 color trials in imperf se-tenant pairs and single die proofs without value, 1944/45 Law set and El Maari complete sets on cover, air mails 1946 in imperf pairs and most stamps with misplaced perforations, UNO 1954 in imperf sets, Rotary 1954 in imperf margin pairs, 1954 Damas International Fair and Port of Lataqia imperf sets, 1944 Shukri El-Kuwatli both values in single die proofs with value and imperf margin stamps, 1943 Syria United and mourning issue in imperf stamps and pairs, mourning double prints on front and back.
An attractive section with a collection of beautiful single die proofs and artist scetches mounted on card, few without value imprint, some signed by the artist, some with blocked-oud country name and value, including 1942 Independence 50 Pia. in black instead of 10 Pia. in grey and 50 Pia. in black instead of violet brown single die proofs artist signed and same stamps in black without value imprint, 1942 Independence artist signed die proof, 1944 souvenir sheet values "Shukri el Kuwaitli" 200 Pia. in blue instead of brown lilac and 500 Pia. in brown instead of blue single die proofs artist signed, 1944 souvenir sheet two designs "Shukri el Kuwaitli and air plane" artist sketches without value on cardboard, 1948 Military service single imperf die proofs in different colors than printed, 1948 “Damas Congress” imperf die proofs, 1947 archaeological congress imperf color trial proof with value, “Husni al Zaim” 1949 and “tank” 1955 single imperf die proofs mounted on card, over all 39 most important proofs and artist scetches of Syria semi-classic period. Later issues showing Progressive Color Proofs, hundreds of imperf stamps pairs and blocks. The Syrian part of this collection is undoubtedly of particular importance and value.
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