3017-18. H. R. Harmer Auktion
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3017-18. H. R. Harmer Auktion

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H.R. Harmer

1. Unless announced otherwise by the auctioneer, all bids are per lot, as numbered in the printed catalog. H.R. Harmer, as agent for the consignor or vendor, shall regulate the bidding and shall determine the manner in which the bidding shall be conducted. Harmer reserves the right to withdraw any lot prior to sale (without liability to any potential purchaser or agent), to reoffer any withdrawn lot, to divide a lot or to group two or more lots belonging to the same consignor or vendor, and to refuse any bid believed not made in good faith.

2. The highest bid acknowledged by the auctioneer shall prevail. Should a dispute arise between bidders (including a dispute between a floor bidder and the auctioneer acting on behalf of a mail bidder, consignor or vendor), the auctioneer alone shall determine who is the successful bidder and whether to reoffer the lot in dispute. Should a dispute arise after the sale, the auctioneer’s sale records shall be conclusive. On all lots sold, a commission of 18% on the hammer price is payable by the buyer.

3. (a) The auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of clients (and consignors or vendors) but shall not be liable for errors and omissions in executing instructions to bid, however received, and whether such errors or omissions be those of the bidder or agent or those of the auctioneer. (b) All lots are offered subject to a reserve price. The auctioneer may implement such reserve price. The auctioneer may implement such reserve price by bidding on behalf of the consignor vendor. (c) It may also be assumed that all consignors have been advanced monies against the sale of their stamps and Harmer therefore has a security interest over and above the normal auction commission. (d) Purchases made by a consignor or vendor or his agent on his own lots shall be considered as a sale subject to commissions and sales tax as applicable. (e) Agents are responsible for all purchases made on behalf of their clients, unless other arrangements have been confirmed in writing prior to the auction. (f) H.R. Harmer, Inc further reserves the right to ban any bidder from participation in its sales for any reason deemed appropriate in its sole discretion. (g) H.R. Harmer, Inc retains the right to demand a cash deposit from anyone prior to bidder registration and/or to demand payment at the time the lot is hammered down to the highest bidder, for any reason whatsoever. In the event that any buyer refuses or fails to make payment in cash for any lot at the time it is knocked down to him, the auctioneer reserves the right to reoffer the lot for sale to the highest bidder.

4. (a) Subject to any extension of credit (which shall be made in accordance with Harmer's credit policies and requested prior to the commencement of the auction), payment for lots shall be as follows: (i) Floor Bidders. All Floor Bidders must register prior to the beginning of sale. All invoices to Floor Bidders shall be due on the day of the auction. (ii) Mail Bidders. A successful Mail Bidder will be notified of lots purchased. Payment is due within ten (10) business days of auction. Mailed delivery will be to the address on the bid sheet and proof by Harmer of receipt of a sending at the advised address shall constitute delivery. All charges for handling and delivery shall be added to your invoice. All shipments sent by Harmer are fully insured against loss in transit unless otherwise requested. (iii) Where an opinion of a generally recognized authority is desired, payment is still due within ten (10) business days of auction. We will hold the funds while we send the items to the recognized authorities. (b) Payment is accepted in the form of (i) Check in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. If payment is made by check, Harmer reserves the right to hold shipment/delivery for up to ten (10) business days while it clears. (ii) By wire transfer. Harmer will credit your account with the actual USD's credited to our account net of any fees. (iii) By credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Payment by credit card is only available on invoices up to $10,000.

5. (a) Subject to the fulfillment of all of the conditions set forth herein, on the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, title to the offered lot will pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, and such bidder thereupon (i) assumes full risk and responsibility therefore, and (ii) will pay the purchase price as set forth in Conditions of Sale 4.

(b) In addition to other remedies available to us by law, we reserve the right to impose from the date of sale a late charge of 2% per month if payment is not made in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. Unless otherwise agreed by Harmer, all property must be removed from our premises by the purchaser at his expense not later than ten (10) business days following its sale.

(c) If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with the purchaser, the purchaser will be in default and in addition to any and all other remedies available to us and the consignor by law, including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price, including all fees, charges and expenses more fully set forth herein, we, at our option, may (i) cancel the sale of that, or any other lot or lots sold to the defaulting purchaser at the same or any other auction, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser, or (ii) resell the purchased property, whether at public auction or by private sale, or (iii) effect any combination thereof. In any case, the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency, any and all costs, handling charges, late charges, expenses of both sales, our commissions on both sales at our regular rates, legal fees and expenses, collection fees and incidental damages. We may, in our sole discretion, apply any proceeds of sale then due or thereafter becoming due to the purchaser from us or any affiliated company, or any payment made by the purchaser to us or any affiliated company, whether or not intended to reduce the purchaser’s obligations with respect to the unpaid lot or lots, to the deficiency and any other amounts due to us or any affiliated companies. In addition, a defaulting purchaser will be deemed to have granted and assigned to us and our affiliated companies, a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money or owing to such purchaser in our possession or in the possession of any of our affiliated companies, and we may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to us or to any affiliated company of ours. We shall have all of the rights accorded a secured party under the California Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

(d) Payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until we have collected good funds. Any claims relating to any purchase, including any claims under the conditions of sale, must be presented directly to Harmer. In the event the purchaser fails to pay any or all of the total purchase price for any lot and Harmer nonetheless elects to pay the consignor any portion of the sale proceeds, the purchaser acknowledges that Harmer shall have all of the rights of the Consignor to pursue the purchaser for any amounts paid to the consignor, whether at law, in equity, or under these conditions of sale.


7. (a) On premises inspection and postal viewing. Ample opportunity is given for on premises inspection prior to the auction date, and, upon written request and at Harmer discretion, for inspection by postal viewing (all as detailed elsewhere in this catalog). (b) Each lot is sold as genuine and correctly described, based on individual description as modified by any specific notations in this catalog, including but not restricted to the section entitled “Key to Cataloguing”. (c) Quality. Any lot which a purchaser considers to be incorrectly described may be returned to Harmer within two weeks of its receipt by such purchaser (“returning purchaser”), provided, however, that the same is received by Harmer within four weeks of the date of the auction; however, Harmer may, in its discretion, refuse acceptance of such returned lot. If an opinion of a generally recognized authority is desired, the period of time within which a lot must be received by Harmer will be extended in accordance with condition of sale 8. In the event that a dispute cannot be resolved by reference to a generally recognized authority, and Harmer thereupon undertakes to reoffer the lot with a description identical to the description disputed, the returning purchaser shall be liable for the deficiency, if any, between the proceeds of the sale to the returning purchaser and the proceeds of a sale to a subsequent purchaser, as well as for all costs and expenses of the resale, including commission, and all incidental damages. Any lot, the description of which is disputed, must be returned intact in the condition received by the purchaser. The following lots are not returnable except at the discretion of Harmer: (i) lots from purchasers who attended the exhibition of the lots; (ii) lots examined by postal viewers; (iii) lots on account of their appearance, if they are illustrated in this catalog; (iv) lots described as having repairs, defects or faults - for any reason; (v) U.S. stamps (through 1918) for reasons of paper inclusions; (vi) no encapsulated stamps unless originally offered in this condition; (vii) multiple stamp/item lots including sets of 15 or more stamps, collections, large lots and group lots, whether certified or not, as sold “as is” and are not returnable for any reason. (d) Authenticity. Any lot which is declared otherwise than genuine by a generally recognized authority is returnable, provided such lot is received by Harmer within four weeks of the date of the auction. Proof that a generally recognized authority declines to express an opinion is normally grounds for the return of a lot. (e) Expenses incurred in the submission and the return of a lot under conditions of sale 7-9 are not refunded.

8. All lots to be sent out on extension must be paid in advance and submitted by H.R. Harmer. (a) If a lot is certified by a generally recognized authority to be other than as described: (i) the sale (and the invoice with respect thereto, if outstanding) will be cancelled and; (ii) to the extent set forth in Condition of Sale 9, payment of the expense of certification will be made to the purchaser. (iii) In the event any item “not as described” the buyer will be refunded the purchase price and certification fee up to $500 unless otherwise agreed. (b) Any lot with a P.F. or PSE certificate issued in the last six years is not eligible for extension.

9. Expenses of certification shall be borne by the purchaser except where a lot is certified other than as described and is returned to Harmer in accordance with Condition of Sale 8.

10. California/NY residents will be charge sales tax as well as bidders who pick up at the live auction venue or our office without a valid resale certificate.

11. (a) Dispute resolution shall occur in Orange County, California, USA. The provisions of the Conditions of Sale will be construed and dispute determined by application of California Law. (b) Notice, Service of Process: Buyers agree to accept all notices and service of process relating to dispute resolution at the address provided by buyer on any registration forms required to be executed as a condition of bidding in our auction. (c) Dispute resolution: All disputes and claims arising out of or relating to events and actions covered herein, brought by or against us, shall be resolved by mediation or binding arbitration in accord with the procedures set forth below. This provision does not apply to claims brought by the buyer directly against the consignor, including, but not limited to any action brought pursuant to the rescission provisions noted above.

12. (a) Within (30) days of written notice that there is a dispute, the parties or their representatives may meet at a time and place mutually agreed upon, to mediate their differences. If the parties agree, a mediator acceptable to the parties shall be selected. The mediator shall be an attorney, trained in mediation techniques and familiar with commercial law and the UCC. The mediator’s fees shall be shared equally and paid by all parties. At the mediation, all parties shall have actual authority to settle the dispute. Any statements made during, and all aspects of, the mediation process shall be kept confidential and shall not be admissible in any subsequent arbitration or judicial proceeding. Any resolution shall be confidential. (b) If the parties cannot agree to mediation, or if mediation does not resolve the dispute, or in any event no longer than 60 days after receipt of written notice referred to above, the parties shall submit the dispute for binding arbitration before a single neutral arbitrator jointly selected, or absent agreement, selected from the panel of arbitrators provided by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). If, within 15 days, the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then AAA shall select one (1) person as arbitrator in accord with AAA rules. The arbitrator shall be an attorney, experienced in commercial law and with the UCC. The arbitrator shall be required to follow the law in making his award, and the award shall be in writing and shall set forth findings of fact and legal conclusions. (c) The arbitration shall occur within 60 days of the selection of the arbitrator, in Orange County, California, unless the parties agree to another location. Discovery and the procedure for the arbitration shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, follow the procedures and policies of AAA governing commercial arbitration, subject however to the following modifications: 1. All arbitration proceedings shall be confidential. None of the parties nor the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content or results of the arbitration without the written consent of all parties. 2. The parties shall attempt to agree on the issues to be arbitrated, or identify the disputed issues in writing no later than 45 days prior to arbitration. 3. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, discovery, if any, shall be limited as follows: (a) Requests for no more than ten (10) clearly identified categories of documents, to be provided to the requesting party within 14 days of written request therefore; (b) Depositions: No more than two (2) per party, provided however, the deposition(s) are to be completed within one (1) day; (c) Compliance with the above shall be enforced by the arbitrator in accord with California law. 4. Each party shall have no longer than eight (8) hours to present its position. The entire hearing before the arbitrator shall not take longer than three (3) consecutive days, unless all parties agree otherwise in writing. (d) The award shall be made in writing no more than 30 days following the end of the proceeding. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party shall bear its own attorney’s fees and costs in connection with the proceedings and shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator. ×
3017-18. H. R. Harmer Auktion

Auktionstermin: 26.-28. Oktober 2017

H.R. Harmer, Inc

HR Harmer GPN, Inc
2680 Walnut Ave, Suite AB
Tustin, CA 92780 

Phone:  +1 714.389.9178
Fax:       +1 714.389.9189

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Los 1106

Falkland Vignetten

  • Scott

  • SG



151a, 1964, 6d H.M.S. "Glasgow" Vignette Error,  PO fresh and well centered, NH, choice Very Fine; about 25 examples have been recorded (Scott $32,500; SG 216a, £40,000)
On December 8, 1964, the Falkland Islands issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the World War I Battle of the Falkland Islands. A decisive naval victory for the British, the battle resulted in the deaths of over 1,800 Germans, including Admiral Maximilian von Spee. Perhaps the most major impact of the battle was the end of the German East Asia Squadron, which was Germany's only permanent overseas naval formation.
All four stamps featured a colored frame with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscription "50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS." The 2½d stamp has a vermilion frame and depicts the H.M.S. Glasgow. Actually the sixth ship to bear that name, the Glasgow that participated in the Battle of the Falkland Islands was a cruiser built for the Royal Navy in 1909. The 6d stamp, with a blue frame, shows the H.M.S. Kent, an armored cruiser launched in 1901. The 1sh stamp has a carmine frame and shows the battlecruiser H.M.S. Invincible, which was sunk less than two years later at the Battle of Jutland, while the 2sh stamp is dark blue and features the Falkland Islands Battle Memorial.
In 1968, nearly four years after the stamps were issued, a man named Fred Graham of Illinois bought the full set of four stamps for his son for $1.25. Upon close inspection, he noticed that the 6d stamp featured a vignette of the H.M.S. Glasgow rather than the H.M.S. Kent. While it seems shocking that such a major error could go undetected for so long, the similarity in the designs of the 2½d and 6d stamps makes it somewhat understandable.
Like many bicolored stamps, the black centers were printed first, followed by the colored frames. It is speculated that a sheet of the H.M.S. Glasgow vignette must have fallen to the floor and was then replaced in the wrong pile of sheets. As the designs of the two ships were similar, the printers did not notice their error and the stamps were printed and perforated as normal. This issue was produced in sheets of 60 stamps, but current estimates place the number of known examples between 17 and 25

Conditions of Sale

The property described in this catalogue will be offered at public auction by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. (“Galleries”) on behalf of various consignors and itself or affiliated companies. By bidding on any lot, whether directly or by or through an agent, in person, or by telephone, facsimile or any other means, the bidder acknowledges and agrees to all of the following Conditions of Sale.

1. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The term “final bid” means the last bid acknowledged by the auctioneer, which is normally the highest bid offered. The purchase price payable by the buyer will be the sum of the final bid and a commission of 18% of the final bid (“buyer’s premium”), together with any sales tax, use tax or customs duties due on the sale.

2. The auctioneer has the right to reject any bid, to advance the bidding at his discretion and, in the event of a dispute, to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding or to reoffer and resell the lot in dispute. The Galleries’ record of the final sale shall be conclusive.

3. All bids are per numbered lot in the catalogue unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of sale. The right is reserved to group two or more lots, to withdraw any lot or lots from the sale, or to act on behalf of the seller. The Galleries will execute bidding instructions on behalf of clients, but will not be responsible for the failure to execute such bids or for any errors in the execution of such bids.

4. Lots with numbers followed by the symbol ° are offered subject to a confidential minimum bid (“reserve”), below which the lot will not be sold. The absence of the symbol ° means that the lot is offered without a reserve. If there is no reserve, the auctioneer has sole discretion to establish a minimum opening bid and may refuse an offer of less than half of the published estimate. Any lot that does not reach its reserve or opening bid requested by the auctioneer will be announced as “passed” and excluded from the prices realized lists after the sale. The Galleries may have a direct or indirect ownership interest in any or all lots in the sale resulting from an advance of monies or goods-in-trade or a guarantee of minimum net proceeds made by the Galleries to the seller.

5. Subject to the exclusions listed in 5(A), the Galleries will accept the return of lots which have been misidentified or which have obvious faults that were present when the lot was in the Galleries’ custody, but not so noted in the lot description. All disputed lots must be received by the Galleries intact with the original packing material within 5 days of delivery to the buyer but no later than 30 days from the sale date. (5A) EXCLUSIONS: The following lots may not be returned for any reason, or may not be returned for the reasons stated: i) lots containing 10 or more items; ii) lots from buyers who registered for the pre-sale exhibition or received lots by postal viewing, thereby having had the opportunity to inspect them before the sale; iii) any lot described with “faults,” “defects” or a specific fault may not be returned because of any secondary fault; iv) photographed lots may not be returned because of centering, margins, short/nibbed perforations or other factors shown in the illustrations; v) the color of the item does not match the color reproduction in the sale catalogue or website listing; vi) the description contains inaccurate information about the quantity known or reported; or vii) a certification service grades a stamp lower than the grade stated in the description.

6. Successful bidders, unless they have established credit with the Galleries prior to the sale, must make payment in full before the lots will be delivered. Buyers not known to the Galleries must make payment in full within 3 days from the date of sale. The Galleries retains the right to demand a cash deposit from anyone prior to bidder registration and/or to demand payment at the time the lot is knocked down to the highest bidder, for any reason whatsoever. In the event that any buyer refuses or fails to make payment in cash for any lot at the time it is knocked down to him, the auctioneer reserves the right to reoffer the lot immediately for sale to the highest bidder. Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover only) can be accepted as payment but will be subject to a 3% Convenience Fee, which will be added to the total of the entire invoice (including hammer price, buyer’s premium, shipping and transit insurance charges and any applicable taxes).

7. If the purchase price has not been paid within the time limit specified above, nor lots taken up within 7 days from the date of sale, the lots will be resold by whatever means deemed appropriate by the Galleries, and any loss incurred from resale will be charged to the defaulting buyer. Any account more than 30 days in arrears will be subject to a late payment charge of 11⁄2 % per month as long as the account remains in arrears. Any expenses incurred in securing payment from delinquent accounts will be charged to the defaulter. A fee of $250.00 per check will be charged for each check returned for insufficient funds.

8. All lots are sold as genuine. Any lot accompanied by a certificate issued by The Philatelic Foundation or by Professional Stamp Experts within 5 years of the sale date is sold “as is” and in accordance with the description on the certificate. Such lots may not be returned for any reason, including but not limited to a contrary certificate of opinion. Buyers who wish to obtain a certificate for any item that does not have a P.F. or P.S.E. certificate (dated as above) may do so, provided that the following conditions are met: (1) the purchase price must be paid in full, (2) the item must be submitted to an acceptable expertizing committee with a properly executed application form within 21 days of the sale, (3) a copy of the application form must be given to the Galleries, (4) in the event that an adverse opinion is received, the Galleries retain the right to resubmit the item on the buyer’s behalf for reconsideration, without time limit or other restrictions, (5) unless written notification to the contrary is received, items submitted for certification will be considered cleared 90 days from the date of sale, and (6) in the event any item is determined to be “not as described”, the buyer will be refunded the purchase price and the certification fee up to $800.00 unless otherwise agreed to in writing.

9. Until paid for in full, all lots remain the property of the Galleries on behalf of the seller.

10. Agents executing bids on behalf of clients will be held responsible for all purchases made on behalf of clients unless otherwise arranged prior to the sale.

11. The buyer assumes all risk for delivery of purchased lots and agrees to pay for prescribed shipping costs. Buyers who receive lots in the U.S. are obligated to pay whatever sales tax or compensating use tax might be due, and buyers outside the U.S. are responsible for all customs duties.

12. The bidder consents that any action or proceeding against it may be commenced and maintained in any court within the State of New York or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, that the courts of the State of New York and United States District Court for the Southern District of New York shall have jurisdiction with respect to the subject matter hereof and the person of the bidder. The bidder agrees not to assert any defense to any action or proceeding initiated by Galleries based upon improper venue or inconvenient forum. The bidder agrees that any action brought by the bidder shall be commenced and maintained only in a Federal Court in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or the State Court in the county in which Galleries has its principal place of business in New York. The bidder agrees not to use a public conflict resolution service and not to use any form of social media to publish comments or information about the Galleries and its employees which might harm the Galleries’ reputation or business. These Conditions of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York, and shall constitute an agreement that shall be binding on the parties, and their respective heirs, administrators, distributees, successors and assignees.

SCOTT R. TREPEL, Principal Auctioneer
Auctioneer’s License No. 795952
N.Y.C. Department of Consumer Affairs
80 Lafayette Street, New York, N.Y. 10013
Telephone (212) 577-0111
Revised 1/2017

Grades, Abbreviations and Values Used in Descriptions

Grades and Centering

Our descriptions contain detailed information and observations about each item’s condition. We have also assigned grades to stamps and covers, which reflect our subjective assessment. For stamps, the margin width, centering and gum are described and graded according to generally-accepted standards (an approximate correlation to numeric grades is provided at right). Although we believe our grades are accurate, they are not always exactly aligned with third-party grading terms or standards for all issues. A lot may not be returned because a certification service grades a stamp lower than the grade stated in the description. Information from the P.S.E. Stamp Market Quarterly and P.S.E. Population ReportSM is the most current available, but lots may not be returned due to errors or changes in statistics or data.

Extremely Fine Gem (90-100): The term “Gem” describes condition that is the finest possible for the issue. This term is equivalent to “Superb” used by grading services.

Extremely Fine (80-90): Exceptionally large/wide margins or near perfect centering.

Very Fine (70-85): Normal-size margins for the issue and well- centered with the design a bit closer to one side. “Very Fine and choice” applies to stamps that have desirable traits such as rich color, sharp impression, freshness or clarity of cancel.

Fine (60-70): Smaller than usual margins or noticeably off center. Pre-1890 issues may have the design touched in places.

Very Good (below 60): Attractive appearance, but margins or perforations cut into the design.


Minor nicks, short edge tears, flap tears and slight reduction at one side are normal conditions for 19th century envelopes. Folded letters should be expected to have at least one file fold. Light cleaning of covers and small mends along the edges are accepted forms of conservation. Unusual covers may have a common stamp with a slight crease or tiny tear. These flaws exist in virtually all 19th century covers and are not always described. They are not grounds for return.

Catalogue Values and Estimates

Unless otherwise noted, the currently available Scott Catalogue values are quoted in dollars with a decimal point. Other catalogues are often used for foreign countries or specialized areas and are referred to by their common name: Stanley Gibbons (SG), Dietz, American Air Mail Catalogue (AAMC), Michel, Zumstein, Facit, etc. Estimates are indicated with an “E.” and reflect our conservative valuation in dollars. Reserves will never exceed the low end of the estimate range; they will sometimes exceed Scott Catalogue value for stamps in Extremely Fine condition.

Because of certain pricing inconsistencies in the Scott Catalogue—for example, blocks that have no gum, the absence of premiums for Mint N.H. items, etc.—we cannot guarantee the accuracy of values quoted for multiples, specialized items and collection lots. We generally try to be conservative, but buyers may not return a lot because of a discrepancy in catalogue value due to Scott pricing inconsistencies.



Minimum bid

20000.00 USD
(ca. 17802 EUR)

Ende der Gebotsabgabe:

Donnerstag 26.10.2017, 08:00 PDT

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