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566 Birds / Oiseaux Other proofs
Lot No Type Description Price
506 EP image GUATEMALA (1881) Quetzal*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949 to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 21, Yvert No 22. Slight crease in lower left margin.
AVAILABLE AT $75
508 EP image NEW ZEALAND (1898) Huia*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949 to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 75, Yvert No 74.
AVAILABLE AT $75
509 EP image NEW ZEALAND (1898) Kiwi*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949 to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 78, Yvert No 77. Small inclusion in margin.
AVAILABLE AT $75
510 EP image NORTH BORNEO (1909) Palm cockatoo*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 145, Yvert No 139.
AVAILABLE AT $75
511 EP image NORTH BORNEO (1909) Rhinoceros hornbill*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949 to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 146, Yvert No 140
AVAILABLE AT $75
513 EP image FALKLAND ISLANDS (1938) Upland goose*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949 to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 88, Yvert No 82.
AVAILABLE AT $75
515 EP image BERMUDA (1941) Yellow-billed tropic bird*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949 to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 121D, Yvert No 112.
AVAILABLE AT $75
516 EP image FRENCH MOROCCO (1949) Stork*. Presentation proof printed by Helio-Vaugirard in 1949 to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No CB9, Yvert No PA20.
AVAILABLE AT $75
560 EP image CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1971) Wooden Dolls & Birds*. Die proof in black. 25th anniversary of UNICEF. Scott No 1785, Yvert No 1878. Czech proofs are very rare - only 2-5 were ever made!
AVAILABLE AT $150
620 EP image HONDURAS (2001) Yellow-naped amazons (Amazona auropalliata caribea)*. Imperforate margin pair. Scott No 1090. Only 2 sheets exist!
AVAILABLE AT $300
6686 EP image TONGA (1988) Brown booby*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 691, Yvert No 707.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6701 EP image NIUAFO'OU (Tin Can Island) (1993) Megapode*. Monochrome proof of last stamp of strip of 5. Scott No 163e, Yvert No 197.
AVAILABLE AT $30
6702 EP image NORTH KOREA (2008) Parrots. Compound proof. Scott Nos 4723-6.
AVAILABLE AT $75
6703 EP image NORTH KOREA (2008) Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4723. KSC No 4924. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6704 EP image NORTH KOREA (2008) Rosy-faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4724. KSC No 4925. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6705 EP image NORTH KOREA (2008) Yellow-collared lovebird (Agapornis personata). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4725. KSC No 4926. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6706 EP image NORTH KOREA (2008) Pair of Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4726. KSC No 4927. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6707 EP image NORTH KOREA (2009) Blue crane (Anthropoides paradisea). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4826. KSC No 4612. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6708 EP image NORTH KOREA (2009) Birds in Pyongyang Zoo. Compound proof. Scott Nos 4826-9.
AVAILABLE AT $75
6711 EP image NORTH KOREA (2009) European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4828. KSC No 4614. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6712 EP image NORTH KOREA (2009) Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4829. KSC No 4615. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6714 EP image NORTH KOREA (2009) Birds. BIRDPEX Exhibition. Compound proof. Scott No 4871d.
AVAILABLE AT $75
6715 EP image NORTH KOREA (2010) Mandarin ducks. Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4895. KSC No 4677. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6716 EP image NORTH KOREA (2010) Long-billed Murrelet. European Honey Buzzard. Solitary Snipe. Band-bellied Crake. Bornean orangutan. Elephant. Photo proof of S/S from printer's archive. Scott No 4907, KSC No 4692. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse. BIRDPEX 2010 Exhibition, Antwerp.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6717 EP image NORTH KOREA (2010) Birds. Compound proof. Scott Nos 4972-5.
AVAILABLE AT $75
6718 EP image NORTH KOREA (2011) Count Raggi's Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4972. KSC No 4741. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6719 EP image NORTH KOREA (2011) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4973. KSC No 4742. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6720 EP image NORTH KOREA (2011) Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 4975. KSC No 4744. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6721 EP image NORTH KOREA (2012) Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 5127. KSC No 4817. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6722 EP image NORTH KOREA (2012) Chestnut-flanked White-eye (Zosterops erythropleura). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 5128. KSC No 4818. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6723 EP image NORTH KOREA (2012) Long-tailed Rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus). Photo proof from printer's archive. Scott No 5129. KSC No 4819. Only 5-10 printed as test print prior to actual printing of the stamps. Each has official Korea Post stamp on reverse.
AVAILABLE AT $100
9659 EP image CHAD (1961) Scarlet-chested sunbirds*. Scott No C3. Yvert No PA3. Sepia Printer's Die Proof. Only 4 copies printed. Rarity!
AVAILABLE AT $225
9675 EP image SOUTH WEST AFRICA (1974a) Damara rockjumper*. Imperforate proof pair from margin of sheet with color bars. Scott No 365, Yvert No 336.
AVAILABLE AT $175
9676 EP image SOUTH WEST AFRICA (1974c) Chat-shrike*. Imperforate proof pair from margin of sheet with color bars. Scott No 363, Yvert No 334.
AVAILABLE AT $175
9678 EP image LIBERIA (1979) Pepper birds. Huts. Map of Africa Polaroid proof (See Note) of artwork. Scott No 841, Yvert No 799. These proofs were Polaroid photographs of the original artwork that were sent by the printer (Format International) to the Liberian Philatelic Agency for their approval.
AVAILABLE AT $40
9683 EP image LIBERIA (1985) Audubon drawings of birds. Set of 6 cromalin proofs formerly mounted in Format International folder. Scott Nos 1017-22, Yvert Nos 1009-14. Glue has dried out resulting in the proofs becoming detached. Note that this does not affect the quality of the proofs.
AVAILABLE AT $80
9711 EP image AUSTRIA (2014) European woodcock. Black print. Wildlife and hunting series.
AVAILABLE AT $15
12543 EP image MADAGASCAR (1975) Okinawa woodpecker*. Imperforate proof mounted on Format International Security Printers card. Scott No 532, Yvert No 567.
AVAILABLE AT $75
12554 EP image NORTH KOREA (1984) Birds*. Compound proof. KSC Nos 2463-7, Michel Nos 2517-21.
AVAILABLE AT $100
12558 EP image NORTH KOREA (1988) Birds*. Compound proof. KSC Nos 2805-10, Michel Nos 2932-7.
AVAILABLE AT $100
12561 EP image NORTH KOREA (1991) Birds*. Compound proof. KSC Nos 3051-6, Michel Nos 3174-9.
AVAILABLE AT $100
12566 EP image NORTH KOREA (1992) Birds*. Compound proof. KSC Nos 3193-8, Michel Nos 3301-6.
AVAILABLE AT $100
12571 EP image NORTH KOREA (1993) Birds*. Compound proof. KSC Nos 3342a-f, Michel Nos 3427-32.
AVAILABLE AT $100
12579 EP image NORTH KOREA (2001) Korean birds*. Compound proof. KSC No 4121, Michel Nos 4459-64.
AVAILABLE AT $100
12589 EP image PERU (2004) Blue-headed macaw (Ara couloni)*. Imperforate pair. Endangered species. Scott No 1383. Only 2 proof sheets exist.
AVAILABLE AT $160
12591 EP image PERU (2005) White-winged guan (Penelope albipennis)*. Imperforate proof of S/S. Critically endangered species. Scott No 1478. Only 3 proof sheets exist!
AVAILABLE AT $160
15600 EP image BERMUDA (1949) Yellow-billed tropic bird*. Oversized (20 x 26 cm) proof card with image of stamp and much larger plate reprinted from a drawing of Buffon (1784). These proofs were printed by Helio-Vaugirard to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 121D, Yvert No 112.
AVAILABLE AT $160
15601 EP image BOLIVIA (1949) Toco toucan*. Oversized (20 x 26 cm) proof card with image of stamp and much larger plate reprinted from a drawing of Gould (1842). These proofs were printed by Helio-Vaugirard to demonstrate their printing techniques. Scott No 264, Yvert No 235.
AVAILABLE AT $160
15609 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Yellow-headed amazon*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 696), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et√Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and differ from the issued set in that the inscriptions are white on the colored background instead of black. Scott No C201, Yvert No PA182. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15610 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Spotted-breasted oriole (Chiltota)*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 700), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and represent the issued set. Scott No C202, Yvert No PA183. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15611 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Spotted-breasted oriole (Chiltota)*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 700), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and differ from the issued set in that the Latin scientific name has been shortened. Scott No C202, Yvert No PA183. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15612 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Turquoise-browed motmot (Talapo)*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 700), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and represent the issued set. Scott No C203, Yvert No PA184. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15613 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Turquoise-browed motmot (Talapo)*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 700), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and differ from the issued set in that the inscriptions are white instead of black. Scott No C203, Yvert No PA184. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15614 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Great-tailed grackle (Clarinero)*. Set of 4 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 698), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and represent the issued set. Scott No C204, Yvert No PA185. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15616 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Great currasow (Paujil)*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 696), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisseset √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and represent the issued set. Scott No C205, Yvert No PA186. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15617 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) White-throated magpie-jay (Urraca gris)*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 699), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and represent the issued set. Scott No C206, Yvert No PA187. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15618 EP image EL SALVADOR (1963) Golden-fronted woodpecker*. Set of 5 imperforate progressive proofs printed on glossy paper and originally affixed to an archival sheet (number 696), labelled "Direction G√©n√©ral des PTT - Archive des Timbre-Poste Suisses et √Čtrangers. These proofs are from the archives of Courvoisier S.A. and represent the issued set. Scott No C207, Yvert No PA188. Quite possibly a unique set of proofs. Sismondo photo certificate.""
AVAILABLE AT $325
15641 EP YEMEN (1980) Birds. Set of 4 cromalin proofs + proof of minisheet mounted in Ueberreuter proof folder. These stamps were unissued. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $40
15642 EP YEMEN (1980) Birds. Set of 6 cromalin proofs mounted in Ueberreuter proof folder. These stamps were unissued. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $40
15677 EP image BHUTAN (1989) Various birds. Set of 6 imperforate proofs mounted in House of Questa folder. Scott Nos 774//785, Yvert Nos 866//877.
AVAILABLE AT $160
18411 EP image GERMANY (1957) Birds carrying letters. Photo essay (See Note) of unaccepted design for International Letter Writing Week. Scott No 775, Yvert No 148.
AVAILABLE AT $60
18412 EP image GERMANY (1963) Bullfinch*. Photo essay (See Note) for unaccepted design of bird series. Scott No B390, Yvert No 275.
AVAILABLE AT $60
18413 EP image GERMANY (1963) Kingfisher. Photo essay (See Note) for unaccepted design of bird series. Scott No B391, Yvert No 276.
AVAILABLE AT $60
18414 EP image GERMANY (1965) Pheasant*. Photo essay (See Note) for unaccepted design of bird series. Scott No B404, Yvert No 273.
AVAILABLE AT $60
18415 EP image GERMANY (1965) Capercaille. Photo essay (See Note) for unaccepted design of bird series. Scott No B407, Yvert No 276.
AVAILABLE AT $60
18422 EP image GERMANY (BERLIN) (1972) Birds caught in net*. Photo essay (See Note) for unaccepted design of animal protection series. Scott No 9NB91, Yvert No 386.
AVAILABLE AT $60
21569 EP image NEW CALEDONIA (1960) Cagou*. Sepia printer's proof. Scott No 311, Yvert No 295. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $200
21576 EP image ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON (1963) Eider ducks*. Sepia printer's proof. Scott No 362, Yvert No 364. Only 3-4 exist!
AVAILABLE AT $200

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