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6General - British Colonies1937-1952 Valuable KGVI predominantly mint hinged collection housed in set of six SG hingeless albums, particularly well-filled collection, mainly sets, generally fine condition, high degree of completion, good Malaya but not the top sets, similarly collection awaits Aden Dhows top values, India / States, NZ postal fiscals etc. – but otherwise a high level of completion to an estimated catalogue value in excess of £15,000, plus housed in good second-hand set of six SG albums. A strong foundational KGVI collection simply awaiting appreciation and addition of missing ‘fireworks’! Scans available to view online on request. Reasonably estimated, looks low at usual 80% of estimate reserve. Typically, a collection of this calibre sells first time offered. (circa 3,600 stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS £5400
8General - British Colonies1937-52 Mainly mint George VI collection in a green Crown album(many 100s), fairly well filled including Antigua 1938-49 set, Ascension 1938-53 set, Australia defin sets to £1 and £2, Bahamas 1942 Columbus set, 1948 Eleuthera set, Basutoland 1938 set, Bechuanaland 1938 set, Bermuda set to £1, British Guiana 1938 set, RSW set, British Honduras 1938 set RSW set, Burma inc Peacock overprints(not guaranteed), Canada inc 1942 and 1946 sets, Caymans defin sets, Cyprus 1938 set, Dominica defin sets, Falklands 1952 set, Fiji 1938 set, Gibraltar 1938 set, Great Britain 1948 RSW and 1951 Festival high values sets unmounted, Jamaica 1938 set, Leewards 1938 set, Mauritius complete, North Borneo 1950 set, Seychelles 1938-49 set, Somalailand 1938 and 1942 sets, a good lot in mainly fine condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US2 £1809
20General - British Commonwealth1860s-1970s FINE USED COLLECTION on stockcards. Inc. SAMOA nice KGV-KGVI, SOUTHERN NIGERIA inc.KEVII to 2/6d,NIGERIA inc.1914-29 to 10/-,1921-32 to 1/-,1936 to 2/6d,KGVI to 5/-,S/Wedding,NTH.RHODESIA KGV to 2/6d,KGVI to 5/-,NYASALAND 'B.C.A.' 2/-,1895 to 6d,1877 to 2/6d,1901 vals.,1913 vals.1921-33 to 2/-,1934-5 to 1/-,S/ 1/-,KGVI to 5/-,QEII to £1,RHODESIA QV to high vals.1895 to 4/-,1896-7 to 4/-,later to £5 Fiscal, Double Heads & Admirals.ST.HELENA Imperf.& Perf.QV ranges.1890-7 to 10d,Later ship types,ST.CHRISTOPHER nice QV vals.NEVIS 1862 to 1/-,1866-76 to 1/-,later QV,ST.KITTS KGVI to 2/6d,ST.LUCIA 1860 Wmk.Star (1d) & (6d), 1863 (4d),(6d) Wmk.Reversed, 1869-71 vals.1882 to 4d, 1883-6 to 1/-, 1891-8 to 1/-1902-3 to 1/-,1904-10 to 1/-x2,later inc.KGVI to 10/-,QEII to $2.50,ST.VINCENT inc.1861-8 4d,1/-,1872 (June) Small Star 1/-, 1872-8 to 6d,1880 to 6d, later QV to 1/-,1902 to 2/-,KGV to 1/-,later to h/vals.SARAWAK QV to 12c,1895 to 8c,1899-1908 to 25c,1918-9 to 25c,1932 to 10c,1934 to $3,later to $5.SEYCHELLES solid ranges of QV to h/vals.Surcharges,1903 to 18c,1906 to 45c,1912-6 to R2.25, KGV to R2.25,SIERRA LEONE ranges of QV to 1/-,& 2/-1903 to 2/-,1904 to 1/-,1912-21 to 2/-1921-7 to 2/-,1932 to 10/-.SINGAPORE KGVI to $10,1955-9 to $5. SOMALILAND QV 1R,1912 vals.CAPE OF G.HOPE Triangulars to 6d x 2,1/-.later QV to 5/-,KEVII to 5/-,GRIQUALAND WEST various 'G' 5/-,NATAL much QV to 1/- vals.1902-3 to 5/-,1904-8 to £1,ORANGE FREE STATE ranges to 5/-,TRANSVAAL 1878-80 to 1/-,1902-17 to 1/-,1904-9 to £1, etc.ZULULAND GB ovptd.vals to 6d,later to 1/-,SUDAN 1895 to 10P,1902-21 to 10P, solid later to top vals.Airs.SOUTH AFRICA KGV to 10/-,Coils,1926-7 pairs to 6d,later to 10/-,Airs.SOUTHERN RHODESIA kgvi TO 5/-,Qeii to 5/-,S.W.A.pairs to 10/-.TRINIDAD 1855 (1d), 1859 SG 28,6d, 1/- Lilac (?), later QV to 5/-,1896-1906 to £1,1901 to 5/-,nice KGVi,inc.S-Jub.later to $4.80,TURKS 1867-79 1/-, later QV to 1/-,KGV to 2/-.UGANDA QV to 1R, HONG KONG 1862-3 to 12c,1863-71 to 30c,28c on 30c,later QV inc.surchs.1904-6 to $1, KGV to $5, later to $10.INDIA 4a, solid later QV to 5R,KEVII to 5R, KGV to 10R & 15R,KGVI to 10R, Then extensive ranges of Convention State hgh vals.etc etc. Some minor faults here & there, but generally clean-looking lot.All good to fine used.Very high cat.value(Many 100s). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US3 £3748
183General - World1925 Schaubek Viktoria album for overseas countries issues to 1925 with some later additions. The album is well filled with approx 7,000 stamps. The collection commences with Asia including India, Ceylon, Cyprus, China with some postmark interest, Provinces and some Manchukuo, Hong Kong, extensive Japan, Malaya, Netherlands Indies inc 1864 imperf 10c red used, 1923 Jubilee 2½G used, Iran inc two Lion stamps, Portuguese India, Siam. The next section is Africa inc Egypt, Rhodesia, Cape Triangles 1d,4d,6d fine used, Mauritius, Mozambique, St. Helena inc 1856 imperf 6d blue fine used, Transvaal. The Americas section includes Bahamas, Brazil, Canada inc 1897 Jubilee 10c,15c used, Curacao inc 1873-89 1G50c,2G50c used, Br Honduras 1888-91 surcharge set mint, Danish West Indies inc 1866 imperf 3c red fine used, 1915-16 set mint, Cayman Is inc 1905 1s orange fine used, Mexico, Newfoundland, Peru, Spanish West Indies, Surinam, Venezuela inc imperfs, USA mainly used inc 1869 Pictorial 15c, 1893 Columbus set to 30c. Finally Australia including Cook Is early issues values to 10d(2) used, 1s mint, New Zealand inc imperf Chalons 2d,3d used, New South Wales, Queensland, Tonga, Victoria. An original old time collection with the stamps much above average for this type of lot and the album itself intact and in fine condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS £1785
208Bradbury Wilkinson Collection CANADA HEAD ESSAY: King Edward VII 1d 'SPECIMEN', recess printed in purple, a scarce imperforate block of eight on thinned gummed paper (right stamps with light crease), the lower right stamp appears to be printed double, unmounted mint. US2 £
209Bradbury Wilkinson Collection123-132s CYPRUS: 1928 Anniversary of British Rule set, overprinted 'SPECIMEN', very fine lightly hinged mint. (10) Cat £700 US2 £
210Bradbury Wilkinson Collection DUMMY STAMPS: 1879 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ONE PENNY ESSAY die proof block of four in black, fine and attractive. US2 £
213Bradbury Wilkinson Collection DUMMY STAMPS: KING EDWARD VII & BATTLESHIP 2D design, letter press plate proof in black block of forty-five (9 x 5), single imperf colour trials (3 different, two with SPECIMEN perfin), then perforated blocks of four in red, blue and violet with coloured borders. (60 stamps) US2 £
218Bradbury Wilkinson Collection FIJI: 1951 Health issue, unique archive of hand drawn or hand painted ESSAYS by R.A. Derrrick (2) and Rev. A. R. Tippett (2), all featuring the Anti T.B. symbol within the design, each fit on an album page, and with details included. (4 items) US2 £
221Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918 Seahorse 2s.6d. Rough proof, imperf block of four, fine. US2 £
222Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918 Seahorse 2s.6d. Rough proof, imperf block of four, from the post 1927 plates, manuscript marks, fine. US2 £
224Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918 Seahorse 5s. Imperf rough proofs in three different states, fine. (3) US2 £
225Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918-19 Seahorse 2s.6d experimental printing with sideways watermark, overprinted 'CANCELLED' type 24, very fine mint. Cat £750 US2 £
226Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918-19 Seahorse 2s.6d 'SPECIMEN' type 23 overprint, very fine mint, with Royal certificate. Cat £900 US2 £
227Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918-19 Seahorse 2s.6d with 'SPECIMEN' type 23 and 'CANCELLED' type 24 overprints, fresh mint with small hinge thin, very scarce. Cat £3000 US2 £
228Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918-19 Seahorses 10s. (broken 'S' plate) with 'CANCELLED' type 24 overprint, fine mint with minor tone spot to gum, unpriced by SG. US2 £
229Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918-19 Seahorses 2s.6d with 'CANCELLED' type 33 overprint, superb unmounted mint. Cat £1500 US2 £
230Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918-19 Seahorses 5s. With 'SPECIMEN' type 32 overprint, fine mint, cernered to foot, extremely rare in this form. Cat £6500 US2 £
231Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: 1918-19 Seahorses set with 'SPECIMEN' type 23 overprints, the 2s.6d with couple of shorter perfs, the 10s with small hinge thin, a scarce set, each with BPA certificate. (3) Cat £3500 US2 £
232Bradbury Wilkinson Collection GREAT BRITAIN: LOCAL POSTAGE STAMP essays, Coat of Arms design imperf proofs in purple, vermilion, red, green, blue and in brown, fine and scarce. (6 proofs) US2 £
234Bradbury Wilkinson Collection INDIA - HYDERABAD: 1902 Revenue 'H.H. THE NIZAM'S PROCESS FEE', imperf plate proof blocks of four with security hole punch on each, with 4a, 6a, 8a, 1r in blocks of four, then COLOUR TRIAL singles of 2a in green, brown, blue and vermilion, 4a in grey and brown, without gum. (22 proofs) US2 £
235Bradbury Wilkinson Collection JERSEY: REVENUE STAMPS 1900-82 an astonishing and intact exhibition worthy collection, expertly written up on pages, arranged by orders of printing, often in matching corner examples, with issued stamps with values to £100, Jure-Justicier overprints, archive examples with punch holes, SPECIMEN overprints (40), mouthwatering PROOFS (40+) incl. die and plate proofs etc, many unique and superb items throughout. (approx 265 items) US2 £
236Bradbury Wilkinson Collection NEW ZEALAND: 1954-63 OFFICIAL imperf matching left sheet marginal plate proof BLOCKS OF FOUR written up on pages, each with plate number and printing dates noted in pencil on backs, with 1d (2), 1½d , 2d (3), 2½d, 3d (5), 4d(2), 9d, 1s (2)and 3s, fine unmounted mint apart from 9d which is on card. (18 blocks = 72 proofs) US2 £
238Bradbury Wilkinson Collection NEW ZEALAND: 1955-59 imperf plate proof BLOCKS OF FOUR written up on pages, each with plate number and printing dates noted in pencil on backs, with 1d (3), 1½d , 2d (3), 3d, 4d(2), 6d (2) and 8d, fine unmounted mint. (13 blocks = 52 proofs) US2 £
239Bradbury Wilkinson Collection161a QUEENSLAND: 1882 Chalon £1 deep green on thick paper, showing the re-entry, fine mint. Cat £850 US2 £
241Bradbury Wilkinson Collection RHODESIA: 1892 Arms 1d to £10 set of IMPERF PLATE PROOFS on thick gummed paper, each with god margins and large part gum, extremely rare set. (11 proofs) US2 £
242Bradbury Wilkinson Collection RHODESIA: 1892 Arms 1d to £10 set, PERFORATED 'SPECIMEN', each fresh with large part gum, rare. (11 stamps) US2 £
243Bradbury Wilkinson Collection18/26 RHODESIA: 1892-94 archive collection of upper marginal blocks of four without gum as normal for these, each with pencil printing date in the margin, comprising all different for shades etc ½d (6), 2d (8), 3d (3), 4d (6), 8d (4), 3s (2) and 4s, stunningly fresh, normal stamps cat £4500+. (30 blocks) US2 £
244Bradbury Wilkinson Collection RHODESIA: 1892-94 set of seven values, perorated 'SPECIMEN', large part gum, scarce issue. (7) US2 £
246Bradbury Wilkinson Collection168-180 SIERRA LEONE: 1933 Abolition of Slavery set, very fine lightly hinged mint. (13) Cat £1100 US2 £
247Bradbury Wilkinson Collection SOUTHERN RHODESIA: Revenue 1953 4d imperforate proof on B.W. card, endorsed 'pattern A approved', the card would originally have had four proofs, the other three removed and further endorsed '3 proofs not approved, removed for destruction', also includes the original archive file envelope with similar endorsements, unique ! US2 £
248Bradbury Wilkinson Collection114/123 ST HELENA: 1934 Centenary set, fine mint. (10) Cat £425 US2 £
249Bradbury Wilkinson Collection STAMPS: 1861 WYON QUEEN VICTORIA THREE PENCE ESSAY, imperf proofs in blue, green, brown, red and in blue, fine and very rare. (5 proofs) US2 £
257Bradbury Wilkinson Collection UNITED STATES: 1851 George Washington Three Cents essays, in deep purple, blue, red, brown and in green, extremely RARE ! (5 proofs) US2 £
864Australia - States I've always liked collectors who accumulate classic material with the intention of sorting it out in the future because these are the real collections where there is a good chance of adding value by subsequent collector-owners making real 'finds'. This is one such 'collection' of Australia and Australian States (a great area to work with because the States are so complicated - for anybody prepared to put in the effort - this is where commitment can pay dividends... Presented here, by a collector who is retiring from philately, is an old A4 sized 'Pronto' 32 sides (page) stockbook, with 21 pages well-filled, predominantly tightly arranged used ranges well displayed, commencing Australia 'Roos' arranged by denomination from perhaps a few roos to up to circa 15 duplicated stamps - values from ½d through to 2 shilling, just one x 5s. Completely unchecked by us for wmks/types pmks/c.t.o., odd perfins noted. Similarly unchecked ranges KGV heads thru to 1s 4d, ovpts/perfins etc. The collection rolls out in like fashion for the 'States' - commencing Victoria, well loaded from very mixed condition imperfs, odd Stamp Duty' noted, followed by Queensland, good ranges imperf / perf chalons for Tasmania (usual cleaned fiscals noted - including a plausible imperf 2d green, mint with gum - stc £5,000 but cleaned and certainly re-gummed). South Australia from few 'imperfs' - noted 1 s. red-brown wmk large star perforate cds used ovpt. M.B. Marine Board, well worth checking with apparent 'blind' roulette to righ hand side, New South Wales follows from 'imperfs', then not so 'punchy' Western Australia 'Swans' perf types only - but possible postmark interest. Condition overall very mixed, many hundreds. Great opportunity for specialist - please ask for scans... HEAVY LOT, OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COST (One 'Pronto' Stock-book) US2 £1253
1116Bahamas149eb1952 ½d brown purple, lower two rows of the sheet, one lower stamp showing error ST EDWARD'S CROWN, superb unmounted mint, a KGVI rarity ! Cat £4250 US6 £
2476Burma181937 KGV Stamp of India ovpt 'Burma' 25r Orange & Blue l.m.m. (Overall gum toning). Very fresh lovely bright colours. Cat £1700 US £
2521Burma - Japanese OccupationJ721943 State Crest 5c scarlet complete sheet of 56 fine unused, two stamps at foot are torn, otherwise fine, Stanley Gibbons states that blocks are scarce as they were usually sold affixed to envelopes, a complete sheet is probably quite rare Cat £1624 US £
2547Canada1859-1969 EXTENSIVE COLLECTION on leaves, stamps in Hawid mounts.Starts 1859, Albert 10c SG 35.1864 2c Rose,1868-71 Ottawa 2c,12½c,15c.1870-88 Small Heads to 10c Salmon, 1889-97 to 10c Salmon-Pink, 1893 20c stain, 1893 8c, 1897-8 Maple Leaf set to 10c, 1897 Jubilee 5c,8c,15c,50c,$1,$2,$5.1898-1902 Numerals at base to 5c,7c,10c,20c.1898 Maps x 3, 1903-12 set to 50c,1908 Quebec to 10c, 1911-22 Heads inc.20c, 1915 'WAR TAX' Ovptd.50c, 1915-16 War Tax issues, 1922-31 to 8c, 1927 Both Hiostorical sets, 1928-9 to 10c,1930-1 set to 50c,Coils, comprehensive later ranges inc.1932 Ottawa, 1932-3 to 13c, 1935 to $1, Coils, 1937-8 to $1 Air Coils, 1942-8 War Effort to $1, later to $1 values, Special Delivery, Officials, and some useful New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Is. etc. Few minor faults, but full of useful items and generally clean. All m.m.or u.m. (some 100s) Cat £14835 US3 £1349
2682Canada1911-1936 KGV EXTENSIVE COLLECTION with much duplication inc.better shades/printings. Starts 1911-22 to 5c x x 29 (11 are m.m.), 7c x 30 (11 inc.block x 4 are m.m.),10c x 28 (14 inc.blk.x4 are m.m.), 20c x 21 (1 is m.m.), 50c x 19 f.u.Them many coil stamps and 1915-16 War Tax issues much duplicated.m.m.or u.m.or f.u.1917 Confederation 3c x 21 m.m.or f.u.1922-31, Defins. Similar duplication to £1 x 11 + Coil stamps.1927 60th Anniv. to 13c x11 m.m.or f.u. Historical issue to 20c x 17 m.m.or f.u.1928 Airmail x 18 (some m.m.), 1928-9 to $1 m.m.+ to $1 x 2 f.u.Coil stamps.1930-1 to $1 m.m. + to $1 x 3 f.u.+ Coils, 1930 Air 5c x 7. Then continues onwards in a similar manner, inc.1932-3 to 13c x 22, All Commems, 1935 $1 x 2 m.m. to $1 x 4 f.u.+ Coils, etc. Generally clean with some fine circular postmarks, etc. m.m.or u.m.or f.u.(Many 100's). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS Cat £13680 US £1112
3449China - Japanese Post Offices491914 Overprint on Japan Princess Jingu 10Y violet very fine used, well centred, rare! Cat £3500 £
3558Colombia1859-1967 Collection on large leaves(861 stamps,24 mini sheets) with 1859-67 imperfs used(8) inc 1859-60 10c yellow, 20c blue, thereafter mainly mint including a good range of imperfs with values to 10P, 1904 values to 5P,10P, 1910 Centenary set to 10P with some paper adhering to reverse, 1917 set to 10P ovptd Oficio, 1926 5P,10P ovptd Muestra, 1932-39 Air set to 5P, 1934 Cartagena Air set, 1934-35 American Bank Note Co. set, 1937 4th Olympiad set, 1938 Bogota set, 1940 Sanatander set, 1941 Air set to 5P, 1944 Cundinamarca set and mini sheet, 1945 Air set, 1948 Air set, 1950-51 'L' and 'A' ovpts both sets of each, 1950-54 Air set to 10P, 1955 Postal Union set and mini sheets, 1956-58 set to 10P, later sets and mini sheets. A good lot in mainly fine condition, ex Norwegian Post Office archives £1260
3587Colombia461-761935 Olympiad Baranquilla set(16) very fine mounted mint, rare set! Cat £1500 £
4145Denmark1851-1985 ATTRACTIVE COLLECTION on printed leaves.Starts 1851 4 R.B.S. X 2, 1854-7 2 Sk,4 Sk.8 Sk,1858-62 4 Sk x 2,1863 Rouletted 4 Sk.1864-8 Crown & Crossed Swords vals. to 8 Sk, 1870-1 New numeral types to 16 Sk, 1875-9 to 100 ore with many shades and some inverted frames.1895-1901 similar to 100 ore, 1905-17 ranges, 1904-5 Christian IX to 100 ore, 1907-12 Forward-facing King set to 100 ore, 1912 Surcharges, 1913-20 ranges.1913-28 Side-Faces to 5 Kr.,Comprehensive later ranges through to 1985 with much of value, inc.1924 300th Anniv.Blocks x 4 m.m. or u.m.1930 60th Birthday set, c.d.s.Then apparently complete thereafter.Then Officials, Postage Dues, Charities, etc.Then DANISH WEST INDIES Useful ranges inc.some GB Used at St.Thomas. m.m.or u.m. or f.u. Few faults among earlies, but generally clean.(Many 100s). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US2 £1175
4146Denmark1851-2000 Mainly used collection on Christensen hingeless leaves(many 100s) including 1851-54 4 R.B.S. brown shades(6), 1854-59 2sk to 16sk, 1864-70 Crown 2sk to 16sk plus some shades, 1870-74 Posthorn set to 16sk plus some shades, extensive later Posthorns inc some inverted frames, 1912 and 1915 G.P.O. 5Kr red, 1918 overprints on Newspaper stamps(SG 190-93 are mint), high degree of completion for later regular issues, a few mini sheets and booklet panes are mint. Back of the book section includes Airs 1925-29 set(the 50 ore and 1Kr are mint), Officials 1871-73 perf 14 x 13½ set, 1875 set, 1914-23 set, Newspaper 1907 set, 1914-15 set, Postage Due sets, Parcel Post 1919-41 set to 10Kr inc 50 ore grey black, 1937 Windmill booklet panes. A GOOD LOT in mainly fine condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US £1402
4969France - Colonies A HIGHLY USEFUL AND VERY CLEAN MINT COLLECTION from a wide range of Colonies, largely all different and incl. some unmounted; note Algeria 1926-27 Postage Due set, 1938 Pioneers set, Comores 1950-54 most to 200f, 1962 Air 500f (u/m), 1964 Native Craft set (u/m), 1964 Air 500f Star (u/m), 1965 ITU (U/M), 1973 Volcano (u/m), Guiana and Inini, Indo-China PO's, CHINA 1894-1903 to 30c, 1902-06 40 and 1f, 1907 to 40c on 1f, Madagascar good range, Martinique 1886-88 to 015 on 20c (corner perf fault), 1888-91 range, 1892 5c on 25c (used), 1892 Tablet to 75c, 1899-1906 to 50c, Tahiti 1893 5c mint, Oceanie 1892 50c, 1941 France Libre to 10f, 1949 UPU (u/m), 1953 14f Gaugain, Polynesia 1958-60 to 200f, Sudan 1931 to 20f, T.A.A.F. good range (early period cat over £1100) incl. 1958-60 25f, Air 50f and 200f, 1963 Quiet Sun set, 1965 ITU, 1968-69 Air 50f, and many others; Vathy 1893-1900 to 20pi on 5f and both 10c (unused), Wallis & Futuna 1994 Hong Kong 700f (u/m), and much else incl. a few post Independence etc, highly recommended. (2000+ stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS £1200
5463Germany - 1871 to 19451872-1949 Mixed mint and used collection in a Davo Album in Black embossed with German Eagle and 'Deutschland' in Gold with slip case. Ranges from a few Empire issues not good quality through to some allied Fieldposts and includes mini sheets including MS576a - International Philatelic Exhibition, Konigsberg with 'Ostrapa 1935' in sheet margins but has no gum, split perfs and multiple h/r priced accordingly and officials. Condition is maily good but with some average and poor items as well. Approx 1100. High cat val approx £4000. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS £1600
6120Great Britain1902-84 (and a few QV spotted), a messy but useful collection in seven albums or stockbooks, highlights incl. 1902-11 to 10s. (2, sound), £1 (2, one with some shorter perfs, other is quite nice), KGV unsorted Seahorses with 2s.6d (28), 5s. (13), 10s. (3), £1 (cds used, few shorter perfs but nice looker), 1925 Wembley set mint, 1924 and 1925 Wembley 1d cards and 1½d letter cards unused, masses of part sorted material in stockbooks with light to moderate dupliacation, strong KGVI, Wildings, Postage Due and much else; Two S.G. 'Special Stamps' printed albums with mainly QE mint sets to 1984 etc. See scans.. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US £1202
6160Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 2, LK, 3½ tiny to large margins, tiny watermark thin, part o.g. RARE. Cat £48000 US £
6161Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 2, KK, 4 margins (very close at bottom left), neat crisp BLUE MALTESE CROSS cancel, light toning on reverse, still fine used. RARE. Cat £15000 US £
6176Great Britain - QV (line engraved)5e1840 2d blue, JC, 3 margins, with BLUE MALTESE CROSS, small thin at edge, fresh, fine used. RARE. RPS Cert. available if required. Cat £15000 US5 £
6181Great Britain - QV (line engraved)6h1840 2d pale blue, plate 2, LJ, 4 margins except just shaves at upper right, with neat partial TOWN cds's. fine used. RARE. Cat £10000 US £
6235Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51841 2d blue, plate 1, block of 4, CD-DE, small margins all around except just shaves at right on DE, heavy black MC cancels, very good sound used. RARE. Cat £28000 US £3338
6268Great Britain - QV (line engraved)81841 1d red-brown, a complete sheet reconstruction AA-TL, range of shades, 53 examples with MC cancels and 4 with Numbers in Cross, many with plate numbers on reverse, many with 4 margins, fair to fine used. Good lot. Cat £10500 £1312
6269Great Britain - QV (line engraved)81841 1d red-brown, a complete sheet reconstruction of 240, AA-TL (ex. PG), 29 examples with MC cancels (incl. one Number in Cross), shades, many with plate numbers on reverse, many with 4 margins, fair to fine used. Cat £9350 £1155
6270Great Britain - QV (line engraved)81841 1d red-brown, an almost complete sheet reconstruction AA-TL (lacks 8 stamps), shades, 15 examples with MC cancels (incl. No. 1 in Cross), some with plate numbers on reverse, many with 4 margins, fair to fine used. Cat £8660 £1050
6376Great Britain - QV (line engraved)81841 1d red-brown, 291 examples on Lighthouse hingeless leaves, much above-average condition with many many 4 margins examples, 83 stamps with MC cancels (one with NUMBER 5 IN CROSS), range of shades, most MC stamps (plus others) with plate numbers identified on reverse, a super lot for continuation and development. Cat £13000 US2 £1645
6848Great Britain - QV (line engraved)43/41864-79 1d red, plates 71 to 224 apparently complete, ex. pl. 115, five examples are used, the others mint/o.g., many are partly stuck down by hinge but will lift with a little care, most with some degree of gum toning, a few without gum, condition varies but mostly decent looking, o.g. (49) Cat £11300 US5 £1171
6873Great Britain - QV (line engraved)48/91870 ½ d rose, the remarkable complete sheet reconstruction (less one stamp FF, but with extra FE), AA-TX, 102 stamps are mint/o.g. (incl. pl. 8 x 6, pl. 20 x 3 etc.), 29 stamps are unused no gum (incl. plate 9 cut into at right) and the rest used (incl. pl. 9 and a good minority with cds cancels). The condition is mixed as to be expected, but many fine items are noted incl. mint pair and strip. The whole would benefit from remounting, and the replacement of a few poor stamps. Nevertheless, a fantastic achievement by one collector, which deserves to be taken forward. Total Minimum Cat. Value £38,500 (taken as cheapest where plate numbers are unclear). US8 £
6932Great Britain - QV (embossed)571847 10d deep brown, 3 margins, some old faded manuscript at top and bottom on reverse, very fresh m.m. SG Spec. H2(2). SCARCE. Cat £15000 US5 £
6949Great Britain - QV (embossed)59wk1847 6d dull lilac, watermark inverted and reversed, just shades at left, fresh, very l.m.m. Cat £19500 US5 £
7010Great Britain - QV (surface printed)66ab1855-57 large Garter 4d rose on THICK GLAZED PAPER, centred to top, vertical gum bend at left, fresh l.m.m. SCARCE. Cat £6500 US £
7408Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1261867-83 wmk Cross 5s rose, plate 1, FF, centred to SW, slight yellowing, l.m.m. Cat £11000 US £
7433Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1281867-83 wmk Cross 10s greenish grey, ED, centred to NW, neat HOPE ST. GLASGOW thimble cds, excellent colour, very fine used indeed. Cat £3200 US £
7439Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, CE, centred to left, small CHARING CROSS cds, faint ink line across top on reverse, f.u. Cat £4500 US £
7440Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, FI, centred to SE, crisp GLASGOW cds, slight rub at lower left, o/wise fine used. Scarce. Cat £4500 US £
7441Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, DB, centred to SW, very light parcel cancel and neat NOTTING HILL W./HIGH ST cds on top, fresh, nibbled perfs at top, fine used. Cat £4500 US £
7450Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1311867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper 10s grey-green, GF, smudged oval Registered pmk, good colour, v.g.u. Cat £5200 US £
7451Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1311867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper 10s grey-green, BF, London hooded cds, very fine used. Cat. £9100 incl. premium. US £
7452Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1331867-83 blued paper £5 orange, wmk Anchor, P14, neat HOPE ST. GLASGOW cds (early usage on Aug 31 1882), predded crease, very fresh, v.f.u. Brandon Cert 43280 (Mar 2016) Cat £15000 US £
7454Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1341867-83 wmk Anchor 5s pale rose, GC, well centred, neat GLASGOW cds, fresh, v.f.u. Cat. £7350 incl. premium. US £
7464Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1361867-83 wmk Anchor £1 brown-lilac, EB, light creases, smudged boxed cancel and cds, good used. Very scarce. Cat £9000 US £
7466Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 £5 orange BJ, a couple of trivial gum wrinkles mentioned for accuracy, o/wise a superb fresh example, u.m. EXCEPTIONAL. Cat £14500 US £
7467Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 £5 orange, CL, well centred, GLASGOW cds, small blemish, o/wise very fine used. Cat £4750 US £
7468Great Britain - QV (surface printed)137s1867-83 £5 orange, AD, ovptd. SPECIMENS Type 9, well centred, suggestion of a few faintly toned perfs on reverse mentioned for accuracy only, fine m.m. Cat £3750 US £
7629Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1531873-80 4d sage-green, IMPERF IMPPRIMATUR HORIZONTAL PAIR, EK-EL, sheet margin with imprint at right '…el, 2s per …', light gum wrinkles, small tone spot on one stamp and in margin, o/wise very fresh, fine l.m.m. RARE. Cat £6400 US5 £
7807Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d lilac, NG, centred to SW, fine m.m. Cat £6750 US £
7808Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d pale lilac, NA, fine m.m. Photocopy of Brandon Cert. (1991). Cat £6750 US £
7810Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d lilac, NA, centred to right, a few tone spots at top, o/wise fine m.m. Cat £6750 US £
7821Great Britain - QV (surface printed)177as1883-84 blued paper 10s cobalt, AG, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, s 'short' stamp from the top row, h/r, fresh m.m. Scarce. Cat £5500 US £
7872Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1821883-84 10s cobalt, white paper, wmk Anchor, Perf 14, EF, faint trace of pressed out light horizontal crease, slightly smudged '(?) TOWN/TEL. OFFICE' cds, v.g.u. Brandon Cert 44928 (May 2019). Rare. Cat £8250 US £
7875Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1831883-84 10s ultramarine, MH, quite well centred, superb fresh Post Office condition (!), u.m. EXCEPTIONAL. Cat £2250 US £
7932Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1851884 Crowns £1 brown-lilac, ED, well centred, crisp central DUBLIN/SORTING OFFICE cds, excellent colour, v.f.u. Cat £3000 US £
8016Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1861888 Orbs £1 brown-lilac, ND, centred to top, weak corner perf, oval Registered pmks, v.g.u. Very scarce. Cat £4500 £
8785Great Britain - KGV411/3N70(3)1915 10/- De La Rue, the rare Bright 'Cambridge' Blue seahorse shade, an exceptionally fine mint full original gum exceedingly light hinge example which appears almost unmounted mint, superb in colour, well centred with just a hint of a few irregular perfs so typical of this scarce printing. Comparable examples researched on-line yield an unmounted mint example offered for £10,000, another example offered for circa £7,000 which had irregular perfs and was not as fresh, this example being exceptionally fresh and of superb colour accompanied by clear 1977 RPS photo-certificate of authenticity 'within the shade band' stating Bright Cambridge Blue N70(5) - now N70(3). SG catalogue £9,500 as hinged, retails in the region of £7,000 if you can find one so fine, BUT the one key difference is that this example appears to be the best centred we have seen, in our research we've not seen better. We've only handled one or two examples of this key rare shade within the past twenty years (RPSL Certificate) Cat £9500 US2 £
9443Great Britain - Covers - QV1820s-1950s Just how often does an original archive turn up these days? Looking back, I remember being on the periphery of the discovery of the ‘Corsini’ correspondence – even today when such letters turn up they seem to be avidly snapped up. But, all those tales of Solicitor’s cellars and crate-fulls of penny blacks on cover seem to be flights of fancy don’t they. Well, not any longer; I’d say this is the first original archive we’ve seen in thirty years. That’s remarkable, utterly remarkable. Understandably the vendor wished to keep the entire archive intact, preserving it for posterity. Unfortunately (but fortunate for the owner) the discovery of a 4 margin 1d black rare Plate XI on cover within the archive significantly ‘skewed’ the value of the archive increasing the estimate value by 5 figures upward so that the archive ‘intact’ - valued at £20,000+ was sufficient to deter most buyers. The plate XI cover has now been sold - thereby presenting postal historians and historic wine researchers/ wine aficioandos an unique unparalled opportunity to acquire the entire archive (excluding one cover only for which a scan is available) at a much more affordable collector/researcher’s price. This being the archive of Pulling & Co., Wine merchants of Hereford. The archive includes price lists, advertising cards, invoices dating from the 1820s, many 100s – at first we thought probably high hundreds of items housed in three large tubs, but when the team actually waded through we counted an extraordinary approximately 3,400 items of which in the region of half appear to be philatelic with a substantial balance in documents, receipts, invoices, uncancelled letters, and including hundreds of ‘Pulling’s’ own brand bottle labels, cards/marketing material etc. Highlights include 1d black Plate 10 on entire letter (4 margin but aged) from Worcester MY 11 1841 tied black Maltese Cross, close at top right otherwise four margins. There are a few other 1d black covers and a three margin 1840 2d blue on 1843 cover from Dublin, very late usage. Noted are many imperf and perf 1d red covers including much postmark interest, Irish, Spoons, etc. Invoices to Pulling & Co. postmarked from Cognac, France include four 1851-52 covers bearing Ceres imperf 40c orange pairs and three with Ceres imperf 40c orange horiz strips of four, including one 4 margins and unfolded – SG catalogue £600 - £700 each stamp depending upon shade and excluding premium for strips. An original lot, offered completely intact as received and condition variable throughout, but obviously including ‘plum’ items, excellent lot for a wine enthusiast with huge scope for research. Although perhaps not of pecuniary value what I particularly like about this archive is the social history and the fabulous engraved ‘letterheads’ and designs of invoices and receipts redolent of the period. This archive is the only lot offered in this auction which may be personally viewed at our offices, strictly by appointment only. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US6 £
9449Great Britain - Covers - QV31840 1d grey-black, plate 11, PJ, 3½ (possibly just 4?) margins, tied to 1841 part EL to Sheffield by neat light black MC, with basal shift and fine lines in bottom margin, a nice item. Very scarce. Cat £16000 US £1646
9638Great Britain - Officials5h1840 2d blue, plate 2, FL, 4 tiny to huge margins, light town CDS, slight yellowing on reverse, v.g.u. RARE. Cat £10000 US £
9639Great Britain - OfficialsV11840 Official VR 1d black, lettered PE, 4 good margins, with faint black Maltese Cross cancel experimentally used and then officially cleaned by Rowland Hill. Trace of faint pressed out corner crease. RARE. RPSL Cert 94940 (Feb 1976). Cat £35000 US £
9665Great Britain - OfficialsO631883-86 GOVT. PARCELS 9d dull green, DF, centred to SE, excellent colour, gum yellowing, small patch of gum on front below Queen's head, fine m.m. Wenvoe/Roberts Cert (May 2019). Cat £2750 US £
9670Great Britain - OfficialsO101884-88 INLAND REVENUE 10s ultramarine, NA, centred to right, light oval ACCOUNT BRANCH/P.O. GLASGOW cancel, slight soiling, v.g.u. Cat £3750 US £
9671Great Britain - OfficialsO101884-88 INLAND REVENUE 10s ultramarine, DF, neat EDINBURGH cds, fine used. Expertised on reverse. Cat £3750 US £
9672Great Britain - OfficialsO10s1884-88 INLAND REVENUE 10s ultramarine, CF, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 10, faint horizontal and corner bends, o/wise fine m.m. Cat £2750 US £
9731Great Britain - OfficialsO161887-92 INLAND REVENUE £1 green, AB, well centred, crisp ABERDEEN cds cancels, slight yellowing on reverse, o/wise very fine used. Cat £2500 US £
9789Great Britain - OfficialsO821902 BOARD OF EDUCATION 1s green and carmine, wmk Imp Crown, P14, light vertical surface scratches at top, o/wise fine u.m. RARE. BPA Cert 22668 (Apr 1982). Cat £12000 US £
10064Great Britain - BookletsBB181918 3s booklet, edition 2, fine for this. Scarce. Cat £1850 £
10066Great Britain - BookletsBB201920 3s6d booklet, edition 31, generally excellent perfs, fine and fresh. Rare. Cat £2200 £
10076Great Britain - BookletsBB341932 5s booklet, edition 6, the 1½d advert pane of 4 with wmk inverted, mostly very good perfs, fine. RARE. One of the key GB booklet. Cat £5250 £
10077Great Britain - BookletsBB251934 5s booklet, edition 8, the 1d pane and two 1½d panes (incl. advert pane) with wmks inverted, age stain on one 1½d value, o/wise very fresh, very fine and scarce. Cat £2200 £
10079Great Britain - BookletsBB151935 2s booklet, edition 289, fine. RARE. Cat £2700 £
10091Great Britain - BookletsBD211937 3s booklet, edition 342, fine and fresh. Scarce. Cat £1900 £
10096Great Britain - BookletsBD221938 3s booklet, edition 346, fine and scarce. Cat £1900 £
10097Great Britain - BookletsBD221938 3s booklet, edition 375, one 1½d pane (slightly yellowed gum) with wmks inverted, o/wise fine. Scarce. Cat £1900 £
10103Great Britain - BookletsBD251940 5s booklet, edition 10, fine and scarce. Cat £2000 £
10678Hong Kong54b1898 (1st April) 10c on 30c grey-green, SURCHARGE DOUBLE with equal intensity, from position 17 of the third printing showing broken 'EN', very fine mint, and with 2011 BPA photo certificate signed by Schneider, Granger and Taylor, probably the most knowledgeable experts in the field today. To put the rarity of this stamp into perspective, the 10c on 30c with Chinese characters similarly with double surcharge has been recorded incl. within a complete mint pane, and a handful of singles (currently priced at £12,000 by SG). ONLY one row in a single pane became doubly printed, and the row comprised a setting of six subjects (incl. the above variety showing 'EN' broken); Moving on to the same stamp issue without Chinese characters which this is, ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE IS KNOWN and unpriced by SG, and to find one with this combination of broken letters is almost certainly unique. A Hong Kong and indeed Asian philately rarity of the highest calibre. US9 £
10791Hong Kong140-621938-52 Defin set complete plus some shades(30) on nine FDCs, the 1938 issues are illustrated covers, a rare assembly, Yang HK$40,000, about £4,000 US3 £
11181Hong Kong - Treaty PortsZP9861879 Swatow-Postcard Stamp 3c on 16c yellow with black S2 killer, fine and very rare Cat £1400 £
11286Hong Kong - Treaty PortsZ5681884-85 Kiungchow-CA 10c green with Kiungchow oval 16 DE -(year unclear), the cancel applied sideways making it as complete as could be expected, superb. This is the rarest of the Treaty Port cancels, Webb in 1961 recorded just eight examples, Webb scarcity update by Patrick Pearson in 1993 recorded ten examples. Webb commented that the Kiungchow oval was equally rare to the D30, but unpublicised. £
11334Iceland1873-1985 ORIGINAL COLLECTION (balance) on printed hingeless leaves.Starts 1873 Arms Perf. 12½,16sk m.m.1876 Arms 5a Ultramarine m.m.Perf.14x13½,6a,10ax2,16a,c.d.s.+ 20a,40a m.m.1882-98 Wmk.Crown Perf.14x13½ to 100a taken as cheapest shades, Perf.13 to 25a inc.16a c.d.s.1902-4 Christian Wmk.Crown to 1Kr, Black ovptd '1 Gildi '02-'03' Perf.14x13½.on 16a SG 60 m.m.& on 100a c.d.s.Perf.13 Red 25a,Black 50a.1907-8 to 50a, 1911 Sigurdsson set to 25a 1920-2 Christian X most to 1Kr, 1921 Surcharges,1925 Views set c.d.s.1931-3 King to 1Kr, 1935 Jochumsson set. Then comprehensive ranges thereafter to 1985 with fair degree of completeness.The AIRMAILS inc.1930 10a,1931 Zeppelin ovptd.30a & 2Kr,1947 Views set, etc.OFFICIALS inc.1873 Perf.14x13½ 4sk Green m.m.RARE,with S.GRONLUND Certificate, 8sk Lilac numeral in rigs cancel with LASSE NIELSEN Cert.Perf.12½, 4sk m.m.1876-95 Numeral in shiels types to 10a x 2,1898-1902 similar vals.1902-3 Overprinted vals.1907 Two Kings 50a,1920 Christian set to 5Kr, etc. Some minor faults among earies, but generally clean throughout with many scarce items noted.m.m.or c.d.s.Modern period mostly u.m.Cat.price is few years old and approximately correct.(Some 100s). Cat £12850 US2 £1371
11335Iceland1873-1995 a substantial and valuable mint (much of later is unmounted) and used (often both and some light duplication) collection OFFERED INTACT and displayed in a handsome pair of Lighthouse albums with slipcases; highlights incl. 1873 4sk fine mint, 3sk unused, 8sk and 16sk used (these with faults), 1876-95 perf. 12½ 5a unused, perf. 14 incl. 16a brown mint and used, 40a mint, Official to 20a mint and used, 1882-95 to 50a and 100a used, 1896-1900 perf. 12½ 3a small figure mint, 16a mint and used, 25a (4) mint, Official 3a and 4a fine used, 10a mint, 1902-04 incl. 5a, 6a (4) mint, others to 1k mint and used, 20a strip of three one with error mint (toning), 1902-03 Gildi overprints perf. 14 x 13½ 100a mint (2), perf 12½ to 16a mint, 25a mint and used, 25a inverted overprint marginal example unmounted mint, 1902 (Nov) Official set mint and used, 1907-08 perf 12½ incl. 5a, 6a (2), 10a (3) mint, 1k and 2k mint and used, 5k mint, 1911 Sigurdsson set mint and used, 1912 set used, 1920 to 2k (3) and 5k (2) used, 1k mint with spur on '1', 1921-30 surcharges good range incl. 1k on 40a mint (2) and used (2), 10k on 2k mint and used, high values with Tollur cancels, 1925 Pictorial set mint, 1928-29 Air sets (2) mint, 1931-33 Pictorial set mint, 1930 Millenary set complete mint, 1931 Zeppelin set mint, further 1k with spur on '1' mint, 1931-37 incl. 40a mint (tone spot), 1k mint, 2k used, 1931-33 Falls set mint, 1934 Air set mint and used, 1935 Revenue 10 on 75a mint, 1936 Official set mint, 1937 Jubilee miniature sheet mint (2), 1939 Worlds Fair set mint sand used, 1939-47 Statue incl. 5k perf. 11½ (3, two unmounted), 1940 opts to 2k (2) mint, 1944 Proclamation set in imprint blocks of four unmounted mint, and most others for the period, mainly good to fine. (approx 2850 stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US5 £1494
12233Israel1948-9 INTERIM emergency period covers/items. Almost all 65 items being covers including registered,,bearing interim period adhesives, mand with handstamp ovpts. April 1949 IPPSA Newsletter Vilume 1 No8 accompanies details (INTERIM PERIOD) list of Post Offices and Postal Agencies. Please ask for scans. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US2 £1175
13182Lithuania - Polish Occupation4-131920 (23 Nov) Lithuanian set with Arms of Poland & Lithuania overprint. 2m on 15s to 10m on 5a, all very fine mint, some hinge remains. Three values signed Richter & all signed Stolow. A very rare set. Further certification available if required(10) Cat £5585 US2 £
13184Luxembourg6/18751859-2010 A valuable mint & used collection in a 4-ring album, from a very nice range of imperf, rouletted & coloured roulettes(mixed condition), including 1959 4c yellow mint, 37½c vfu, etc. 1882-84 various perfs with vals to 1fr(2 - mint) & 5fr mint & fine used, 1890 Grand Duke mint vals incl 20c orange pair, 37½c, 50c, 1fr, 2/fr & 5fr mint; vals to 2½fr used, 1906 to 1fr used 1914-16Grand Duchess vals to 5fr m & 2½fr u, 1921-34 vals to 5fr(2) mint & 1fr u, 1923 10fr black vfu, Memorial set of 3 opts vfu, 1924 Death of the Grand Duchess set m & u; then a good run of mint and/or used Chilad Welfare sets & other commems to WWII, 1931 Lower Town 20fr vfu, 1938 Abbey Restauration mint set, 1939 Anniversary of Monarchy min sheet mint; a small range of mint German Occupation values then 1944 Grand Duchess definitives mint & used sets to 20fr, good late 1940s issues incl 1946 Stamp Expo sheet u.m., Genarl Patton set of 4 u.m. & vfu, 1947 Echternach Abbey set m, then a good run of National Welfare Fund sets mint, 1948 Grand Duchess defins set mint, UPU mint, War Orphans set mint, United Europe set m & u, 1952 Stamp centenary airmail set of 5 m, Olympic Games mint & u, 1953 Royal Wedding u.m., 1954 International Fair 4fr u.m. 1954 Welfare Fund u.m. & u, 1956 Coal & Steel community trio m, Europa trio v.l.m.m. & vfu, 1957 Europa v.l.m.m. & vfu sets; many other sets in between these. Then a general, scattered run to 2010 with some mint/u.m. & much used. One of the best Luxembourg collections we have had the pleasure of handling (100s). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US3 £1349
13753Malaya - Straits Settlements7a1867 12c DOUBLE on 4a green very fine m.m., with BPA(1980) white certificate states 'large part original gum, is genuine' Cat £4000 £
13779Malaya - Straits Settlements21a1879 'Seven Cents' on 32c pale red missing stop fresh mint, part original gum, fine Cat £1800 £
13838Malaya - Straits Settlements61a1883 '2 Cents' on 4c rose with inverted 'S' fine used, with BPA(2001) white certificate Cat £1800 £
13850Malaya - Straits Settlements721884 '4 Cents' on 5c blue surcharge in black fine mint, RPS(1978) certificate mentions a crease, this is barely visible Cat £3500 £
13851Malaya - Straits Settlements721884 '4 Cents' on 5c blue surcharge in black mint, patchy gum otherwise fine and rare Cat £3500 £
13860Malaya - Straits Settlements75b1884 '8 Cents' on 12c brown purple with 's' low fine used, couple of slightly short perfs at top, shows marginal line wmk at left, confirming first column, rare! Cat £1800 £
13958Malaya - Straits Settlements240c1921-33 Script $100 black and carmine/blue fine used with large Singapore 1933 postal cancel Cat £3000 £
14418Mexico533-5601934 National University Fund Airmail Set of 8 values (Scott C54-61) 20c-20P very fine mint original gum - the rare 20P very light hinge, signed (light pencil manuscript) and exceptional centring to 10P and 20P. Scott cat US$2,685 (GBP£2,100), A RARE SET Cat £1500 US2 £
14653Morocco Agencies - Gibraltar Period161899 2P black and carmine mint block of 36 from the top left of the left pane, Plate 2, superb unmounted mint, hinged in margins, one stamp with a tiny tone spot on gum, a fresh and impressive multiple Cat £2160 £
14789Nepal1881-1930 a valuable and original old time collection of first types displayed in a small book, mainly in very nice used condition (largely usual telegraph cancels), highlights incl. 1881 imperf 2a and 4a with four margins unused, 1886-89 clear impression 2a with four margins unused (2), 1899-1900 ½a black imperf clear impression unused, 1917-30 2a tete beche pairs (6, vertical or horizontal) and a block of six, ½a orange pair and single used, 2a brown shades (2) and 4a with pin perfs used, 4a shades incl. blocks of four, range of 2a shades in tete beche pairs, blocks of four and six used, and 4a tete beche block of six used, 1a horizontal strip of three incl. an apparently 1a green error of colour, 1928 redrawn 1a shades incl. some nice blocks and complete sheet of 64 used and much else. A seriously good lot for the specialist of the complex issues. (approx 940 stamps) US4 £1171
15348Newfoundland16a1862-4 QV Hand-made thin semi-transparent paper, without mesh.1d Red-Brown. 4 neat even margins.Fresh mint with full original gum, very lightly hinged.Attractive and RARE. Cat £8500 US4 £
16043Norway1855-1920s COLLECTION/ACCUMULATION on large-format stockcards. All used unless stated, with duplication throughout showing many shades/printings. Starts with 1855 Lion types 4sk x 6 inc.2 on pieces, inc. Some nice 4-margined examples.1856-60 King Oscar Heads 2sk x 24. 4sk x 33, 8sk x 3, 1963-4 Lion types to 24sk, 1867-8 similar types to 8sk x 2 being SG 29 & SG 30.Then Numeral & Posthorn types inc.1871-5 to 7sk (some m.m.), first 'Ore' issues to 12ore, 1877-9 ranges inc.20ore x 37, 25ore SG 59 m.m. Others to 60ore.1878 Portrait vals.1882 to 25ore, 1886-93 Small Die to 25ore, 1888 Surcharges, 1893-1908 re-drawn issue inc.some multiples.Then similar extensive ranges through to 1920s.Virtually unchecked by us, and an exciting lot for specialist.High cat.Value(Many 100s) + US2 £1371
16290Palestine1922 Specialized collection of Palestine overprints on E.E.F. issue(approx 2,600 stamps, 15 covers or cards). The collection commences with three trial overprints on white paper, faults including finger-prints, top left corner Plate blocks of 1m,3m,5m,6m,8m, believed to be rare, 20p bright violet perf 14 mint, a multitude of minor overprint varieties, some E.E.F. missing stop varieties, picture postcards, some used from JERUSALEM, mint multiples with overprint varieties, two Grand Hotel, Jerusalem covers to U.S.A., cover to BEYROUTH with Grand Liban 30c Postage Due, a selection of values to 13m(8) in lower left corner Plate pairs, 1923 cover HAIFA to ANYKSCIAI, Lithuania, a further selection of lower marginal Plate blocks, lower right corner Plate pairs. A most interesting original lot. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US £2243
16478Pitcairn Islands59a1967 ½c on ½d an unmounted mint corner single with deep brown omitted (line around the hull & some passengers etc). A super example of this Tristan rarity Cat £1500 US £
16681Portugal - Colonies - Azores1868-2000 EXTENSIVE ORIGINAL COLLECTION on leaves. Starts with 1868 Imperf.10r Yellow f.u.barred circular pmk.with 3½ neat margins, touching frame at lower-right.100r Unused, 4-marg.signed Alberto Diena on back.1871-3 Overprinted types to 300r with both types present.f.u.or unused.1882-5 small ovptd. Types to 300r, 1882-7 Kinh Luis 500r, 1894 Prince Henry set c.d.s., 1895 St.Anthony vals., 1898 Vasco da Gama set, 1906 King Carlos to 500r, 1910 King Manoel to 1000r, 1910 (Dec) 'Republica' to 1000r, 1911-12 Vasco da Gama set m.m.1911-2 Postage Dues ovptd. to 500r on 100r m.m., 1917-30 various Ceres issues to 2E & 3E.20, 1921-3 Parcel Post set to 5E m.m.1925 Branco set to 3E.20, 1926-8 Independence sets, 1929-30 Surcharges, Then extensive later ranges through to about 2000 inc.souvenir sheets.Few minor faults but nice clean lot m.m.or f.u.Many scarce items noted with very high cat. value.(Many 100s) US3 £1193
16686Portugal - Colonies - Guinea1881-1990s EXTENSIVE ORIGINAL COLLECTION on leaves,starts 1881-4 Perf.12½ 100r inc.50r Green m.m.Perf.13½ to 100r m.m.or Blue (thin spots), 1885 Colour changes Perf.12½ to 50r, Perf.13½ to 50r inc.40r ovptd. on Mozambique m.m.1886 Carlos Perf.13½ to 80r,Perf.12½ most to 200r & 300r m.m.1893-4 to 300r m.m.or c.d.s.1898-1901 Tablet types to 700r m.m.or c.d.s.1902 Surcharged 400r on 100r, 1903 Colour changes to 400r most c.d.s.1911 'Republica' 700r m.m.or c.d.s.1913 all 3 Vasco da Gama sets m.m.1914 Ceres to 1E m.m.1915 Ovptd.provisionals to 130r on 300r, 1919-20 Ceres to 20E except 10E m.m.1933 Re-Drawn Ceres set to 20E m.m.later ranges inc. 1938 Vasco da Gama set m.m.1946-7 500th Discovery set m.m.1948 Natives set m.m.then mush later inc. Some colourful Guinea-Bissau to 1990s.The AIRMAILS inc.1938 V.da Gama set to 10E m.m.+ N.York Expo ovptd.5E.POSTAGE DUES inc.1904 to 500r most m.m.1911 'Republica' set to 500r, 1919 & 1921 sets.CHARITY TAX inc.1934 & 1938-9 issues, etc.Few minor faults but generally clean lot with scarce items, m.m.or c.d.s.(Some 100s) US3 £1022
16833Rhodesia119-851910-13 Double Head set to £1 ovptd Specimen mint(18), some minor gum faults otherwise fine, a fresh and attractive set, rarely seen Cat £3500 £
16877Rhodesia186,etc1913-19 Admiral set to £1 ovptd Specimen(19), fresh and fine Cat £2750 £
17884South AfricaSB81931 3s booklet black/pink, complete but 'exploded' and mounted on an album leaf, fine and rare Cat £3750 US4 £1128
18763Switzerland1843-99 CLASSIC ISSUES, an intriguing and potentially valuable collection displayed in a small stockbook, a minefield for us to judge if the early Cantonal and Federal issues are originals or not, but guessing some, or more could well be !; briefly comprising Zurich (10), Geneva (16), Basel (4), Transitional Period with Geneva (8), Zurich (4); Federal Administration 1850-51 Orts (13), Locale (5), 1850 Rayon I (16), Rayon II (40), 1851 Rayon I (24), 1852 15r small figures (4), large figures (16), Strubels (approx 240) incl. 2r. Grey (11, one unused), 1f grey shades (15), ranges of Seated and Standing Helvetia issues, 1882-99 series, plus a few Hotel and Local stamps, Postage Due incl. better catalogued etc; Some very mixed condition though incl. many good to fine. A remarkable lot for the expert in the know to work through ! See scans for a better idea. (approx 750 stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US £7120
18764Switzerland1850-1990 an extensive and solid mint or used collection displayed in a DAVO hingeless printed album with slipcase, much of note with classic imperf issues incl. 1850 Rayon II 10r without frame to cross (2, one with red manuscript cross signed Kimmel, one on thick carton paper) each four margins, Strubel types (47) in mixed condition to 1f (5) used, one with four margins, 2r grey (3, two unused), Seated Helvetia types incl. 1862-64 plain paper 30c to 1f (7) used, 1867-78 to 50c (6, one mint), 1881 granite papers range, 1882-99 good range incl. 15c mint (2), 1882-1903 Standing Helvetia incl. 40c grey mint, to 3f used, 1908-40 to 1f mint, 1919-20 Air opts pair mint, most Pro Juventute and Pro Patria sets, 1945 Peace 10f cds used (corner crease), 1961 St Oswald's set unmounted mint, many other u/m sets in later period, and much else. (approx 1500 stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US3 £1362
19555United States of America1851-1953 Mainly used collection in loose leaf album(few 100s) including 1851-57 imperf 12c black, 1857 perf 12c black, 1861 set to 90c with some grills inc 12c(2), 1869 Pictorial set to 24c, 1870-71 set to 90c with some grills inc 6c and 7c, 1873 values to 90c, 1887-88 values to 90c, 1890-93 set to 90c, 1893 Columbus set to 30c, 1895 values to $2, 1898 Omaha set to 50c, 1901 Pan-Am set, 1904 St. Louis set, 1913-15 Expo sets, back of the book inc Airs, Parcel Post 1912-13 set, mixed condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US5 £1046
19617United States of America - Guam141899 Commodore Perry $1 black Type II fresh mint, heavily mounted otherwise fine and rare Cat £5500 US2 £
19871General - Thematics1970-2008 World Wildlife Fund - MARINE, ANIMALS, BIRDS etc: Profit Opportunity - being Volume 1 (Countries 'A' through 'M') of an original dealers stock NEW ISSUES spanning 1970 through 2008 period, an extraordinary unmounted mint top quality stock all of popular, quite beautiful WWF sets / issues including miniature sheets in places. Ranging from one set through to several sets of each and occasionally up to 10+/- of a popular item - all sets identified and with selling prices to a TOTAL Retail selling price of £1,725 GBP. We've made some research on-line at eBay - many sets are selling at about or in excess of the marked prices, indeed some of these sets appear to be very popular with few on-line sellers and selling prices up to £30 each. Further comparison of the dealer's selling prices compared to latest 2018 SG Stamps of The World (SOTW) reveals sets underpriced against current SG catalogie value from as little as 31% of catalogue value through to 50% - 60% and in one case priced as high as 75% of catalogue value. One can only draw the conclusion that the stock was priced as purchased and prices were not regularly updated. NEW Issue stocks like these seldom come along these days. This may be an opportunity for an astute buyer/collector to add popular hard to find Nature thematics to their collection and resell/eBay others. With a current retail total selling price in the region of GBP£1,725 - there may be an opportunity to profit by this volume. Scans of all pages available on request. FACE VALUE WILL BE HIGH. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS. £1195
19888Australia441916 WWI issued narrow crown watermark £1 chocolate and dull blue 'kangaroo', fresh well-centred left hand marginal rule example of extraordinary colour, quality and condition. Full fresh white original gum, merest hint of a gum ripple, so lightly hinged that this stamp has previously been offered as of never-hinged appearance. Exhibition condition, as near to perfection in a 'Roo' high value as one could ever hope to see. If you seek the best, you have found it for this is a rarity in this condition Cat £3000 £
19924British Post Offices in Siam20c1882-85 BANGKOK Double overprint 'B' 8c. Orange wmk Crown CA, Perf 14, 1882 Straits ovptd 'B' Type 1, variety overprint double, part Bangkok CDS used example, one of the rarest of the double overprints. An exceptionally difficult stamp to locate in cds condition, due to delicate colour, this being a particularly fine example, described on the BPA colour photo-certificate (2019) as bearing manuscript line at foot, creases (absolutely minimal), soiled (barely) and a little rubbed (hardly), is genuine - most of which, apart from the authenticity, is irrelevant because a better example hardly exists. Crucially, clearly defined double 'B' overprint. Exceptionally rare. Cat £4250 £
19937Cape of Good Hope13a1861 'Wood-block' triangle 1d carmine, a super even colour lightly cancelled three clear margins example, reverse signed 'Richter' plus light pencil signed 'Diena' (famous international expert), no faults charming example. Cat £3500 £
19948Cyprus117a1924-28 KGV £5 black on yellow, used with neat part cds cancel, very small thin spot incentre, a lovely stamp. Cert Brandon Cat £8000 £
20040France370-3771917-19 War Orphans' Fund set of eight, complete unmounted mint never hinged, 2c + 3c through 5f + 5f blue and black, the two highest values signed. Fabulous fresh original gum hardly ever seen these days. Note the set / high value offered on eBay has no images of the reverse. Stated Yvert 148/155 Euros 9,150= (not corroborated) - BUT an incredibly rare set in this condition as supplied by a major London auction house a few years ago. Please see images of front and back, the two high values design clear of perfs, plus superb colours throughout. Exceptional Cat £2750 £
20107GibraltarZ ??1855 Great Britain USED in Gibraltar: The Discovery copy - UNLISTED BY STANLEY GIBBONS of the 1855 (GB SG Nr.21) 1d red-brown P16 wmk small crown Die II cancelled by clear well-positioned 'A26' SG Z3 canceller type. This stamp is unlisted by SG as cancelled by the small Z3 'A26' canceller type - yet this example comes with BPA 27 NOV 1967 certificate of authenticity - stating genuine but thinned/fault, it is also misperfed, signed by prestigious expert 'Robson Lowe' and well-known 'Pemberton' Experts and one other signatory. As discovery copy the buyer should show this stamp to SG for classification and a new SG number, in the meantime let's consider value. This stamp cannot be 'less' rare than the 1841 1d imperf SG Z16 catalogued at £2,500, and being 'unique' after 163 years should in our opinion really command a catalogue value approaching double that value. Consequently we're starting this 'new discovery' example off at a 'tad' below £1,250=: certainly the price will reduce till sold but it will not be given away - so how far a reduction and how long offered for sale is another matter. A true treasure gem for the Gib 'specialist' collector £
20125Gold Coast1907-13 KEVII, the UNISSUED SG UNLISTED 20s MCA wmk purple and black / red, mentioned in SG Part I footnote as prepared and exists with 'SPECIMEN' overprint but was not distributed by the UPU. A genuine postally used example, good colour, fine used and no faults, believed to be the companion stamp to the similarly unissued KEVII 10s SG69c of which only one example without specimen overprint is known, this therefore being the only example postally used 20s example extant without specimen overprint, consequently being the 'proving' stamp and offered with extension for submission to the RPS or BPA as required. Suit specialist collector for exhibition standard collection and ongoing research. Unique ? £
20130Great Britain - QV (line engraved)11840 1d intense black, plate 4, TL, just shaves at extreme lower left o/wise 4 good to huge margins, very fresh, fine o.g. Cat £13000 £
20168Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 5, OH, 4 tiny (at SE corner) to large margins, with distinctive black NORWICH MALTESE CROSS, faint pressed out horizontal crease, fresh, f.u. SG Spec. A1 uc. Very scarce. Cat £3800 £
20176Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 1b, horizontal strip of 4, ID-IG, clear margins all around (scarce in such a piece), various horizontal guide lines, recut side lines (ID), black MC cancels, fine used. Cat. £2500 as two pairs. Very scarce. £
20201Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 1a, AF, 4 tiny to large margins, tied to small piece by MAGENTA MALTESE CROSS, fine used. RPS Cert. (1977). Cat £3000 £
20202Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 8, QL, 4 small to good margins, fine m.m. RARE. Cat £16500 £
20206Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 1b, IH, recut left side-line, 4 tiny to large margins, fine m.m. Cat £12500 £
20208Great Britain - QV (line engraved)2 PL1a Wi1840 1d black T-F Plate 1a 'Watermark Inverted' - an extraordinary large four even margins example cancelled by red-brown maltese cross with no faults and in quite exceptional condition, very fine used for this. INVERTED WATERMARK is rare upon plate 1a. A trace of plate wear above 'Y' of penny. See SG QV specialised for listing and catalogue value. A rarity for the 1d black specialist / inverted watermark collector Cat £4000 £
20214Great Britain - QV (line engraved)31840 1d grey-black, plate 6, horizontal strip of 4, KA-KD, thin paper, small to good margins all around,, KA and KC with guide lines in NE corner, extremely fresh, v.f.u. Cat. £2500++ as two pairs. £
20224Great Britain - QV (line engraved)3 PL 111840 Penny black plate 11 letters S-E, guaranteed genuine. Greyish-black shade typical to plate 11, four quite even margins, completely clear at right hand side example, reverse - very light 'eleven' pencil annotation, very fine used by cleanly cancelled black maltese cross, even colour, excellent definition, carries (UPA CERTIFICATE) - rarely offered in fine used four margins condition, a quick on-line search reveals few available, particularly lightly cancelled as this and confirms rarity. Cat £4600 £
20230Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, KI (double letter 'I'), 4 small margins, neat RUBY MALTESE CROSS, fresh, v.f.u. RARE. SG Spec. D1(2)uf. Cat £7000 £
20237Great Britain - QV (line engraved)5 Plate 11840 2d blue plate 1 letters D-A to D-D, incredibly a 4 margins horizontal strip of 4 from close but clear base of D-C & D-D, to three quarter HUGE margins and no faults, bar impression of black maltese cross showing as slight indent upon right hand stamp D-D, fine colour, no creases or other faults, each stamp cancelled by single indeterminate black maltese cross. Pairs catalogue SG £2,000 - x 2 = £4,000 + we estimate premium for strip 100% = Extrapolated SG catalogue value £8,000. We searched on-line for a similar calibre 4 margin horizontal strip sold / offered, the nearest we could find being a horizontal strip of 3 - four margin but cut into on the right-hand stamp which sold for £829 in an eBay auction against multiple bids. No comparison against a 4 margin strip of four with no faults - but, at least a starting point to establish value. We estimate this strip to be worth at least double the eBay realisation. SG had nothing comparable except a marginal strip of 3 fine used at £9,500 or a strip of 6 on a cover to HMS Gorgon at £22,500. Makes our starting price look positively cheap. RARE strip of four. Cat £8000 £
20242Great Britain - QV (line engraved)6 PL11840 2d pale blue D-F plate 1 'TW' joined and indented 'O', WATERMARK INVERTED carefully checked, verified and guaranteed, simply fabulous clear even colour 4 margins example, close but clear SW, cancelled by two superfine clear grey-black maltese crosses, tinest imperceptible abrasion to frame-line of 'D' square and some reverse thinning not readily apparent, but a finer appearance inverted watermark example may be even harder to find, on-line research located only two examples of 2d blue INVERTED WATERMARK - both apparently inferior, of relatively poor appearance and colour and the 'best' carrying a £1,450= retail price. The only other example located being retailed by Stanley Gibbons VFU 4 margins and no faults retail price £6,250. (ie full catalogue value). 1840 2d blues with watermark inverted are genuinely rare. If you seek the best 'affordable' example this may be it. Cat £6250 £
20243Great Britain - QV (line engraved)6h1840 2d pale blue, plate 2, MJ, thin paper, 4 neat margins, with partial DORCHESTER town cds, very fresh, v.f.u. RARE. Cat £10000 £
20249Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red-brown, from 'black' plate 11, FI, 4 very close (at lower left) to very good margins, with RED MALTESE CROSS, fine used. Scarce. BPA Cert. (1979), - early issue numbered 955. Cat £5000 £
20257Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red-brown, from 'black' plate 11, LL, 4 margins just clear at bottom right, m.m. Cat £8500 £
20261Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red-brown, from 'black' plate 5, EI, 3 margins with RED MALTESE CROSS cancel, f.u. Scarce. Cat £5000 £
20266Great Britain - QV (line engraved)7l1841 1d red-brown, from 'black' plate 8, JI, 3¾ margins, crisp RED MC, fine used. Very scarce. Cat £5000 £
20271Great Britain - QV (line engraved)36(Scott 18)1857 Paper no longer blued, P16 Wmk large crown Die II 1d rose-red letters L-F, very fine mint large part original gum, light gum creasing, hinge traces example, particularly well-centred with superb colour and appearance. A Beauty. Rare so fine Cat £2800 £
20273Great Britain - QV (line engraved)531870 1½d rose-red (plate 1) ERROR of lettering OP-PC, 100% perfect centring, design clear of perforation upon all four sides, I have never seen this rare stamp with such perfect centring, confirmed by on-line research, not a single example located for sale came even close. Add clear letters all four corners and fine even colour - the OP-PC error is rarely found with all four letters clear confirming authenticity beyond doubt. 125% SG Premium catalogue value example. If you collect the best line engraved I challenge you to find a better used clear corner letters perfectly centred example at any price. Cat £4500 £
20281Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1261867-83 wmk Anchor 5s rose, plate 1, centred to SE, natural inclusion spot shows through, l.m.m. Scarce. Cat £9500 £
20283Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1261867-83 wmk Cross 5s rose, plate 1, EE, very fresh, fine m.m. Cat £9500 £
20289Great Britain - QV (surface printed)128s1867-83 wmk Cross 10s greenish grey, DD, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, yellowish gum, l.m.m. Cat £4250 £
20290Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, GC, centred to SW, pressed out diagonal corner crease, crisp GLASGOW cds, v.g.u. Scarce. Cat £4500 £
20291Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, HI, centred low, light STOCK EXCHANGE/GLASGOW cds, excellent colour, very fine used. Cat £3200 £
20292Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown lilac, EI, centred to bottom, corner wrinkles, v.g.u. Cat £4500 £
20293Great Britain - QV (surface printed)129s1867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, DB, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, centred to left, excellent original colour, fine mint. Super. Cat £6250 £
20294Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1301867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper 5s rose, EE, crisp KINGSTON/GLASGOW cds, very fresh, trace of red crayon at top, o/wise v.f.u. Cat £4000 £
20298Great Britain - QV (surface printed)130s1867-83 wmk Anchor on blued paper 5s rose, CE, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, gum disturbance where hinge removed and patch of gum loss in corner, very fresh, m.m. Rare. Cat £5250 £
20299Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1321867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper £1 brown-lilac, EF, crisp 101 CANNON ST. B.O./E.C. cds, faint pressed out horizontal crease at top, o/wise fine used. Cat £7500 £
20300Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1341867-83 wmk Anchor 5s rose, EG, slightly yellowish gum, l.m.m. RARE. Cat £28000 £
20301Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1351867-83 wmk Anchor 10s greenish grey, BE, neat BRISTOL cds, fresh, very fine used. Cat £4000 £
20302Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1351867-83 wmk Anchor 10s greenish grey, GG, light corner cds, very fresh, v.f.u. Cat £4000 £
20303Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1351867-83 10 shilling greenish grey letters B-G, white paper watermark anchor 'GEORGE ST EDIN(BURGH) (18)83' steel CDS cancel North-East, clear of profile. Light 'Richter' + dealer's proofer's signature upon reverse, neither affects appearance. Beautifully centred superb colour example with excellent perfs and no faults, simply stunning stamp, as close to perfection as one could ever hope to expect. London retail up to £4,000+, catalogue value includes CDS well-centred premium. Exhibition quality. Cat £7875 £
20304Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1351867-83 wmk Anchor 10s greenish grey, BH, slightly blunted perfs at bottom, fine used. Cat £4000 £
20305Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1361867-83 wmk Anchor £1 brown-lilac, CG, dated WESTMINSTER PALACE HOTEL cds, fresh, v.f.u. Rare so fine. Cat £7000 £
20306Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1361867-83 Wmk anchor £1 brown-lilac letters D-B, F-VF 'CENTRAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE '24 JU (18)83' CDS cancelled example 'Socked on the Nose' (SON) as the collectors in the US say, particularly well-centred. Minor paper creasing, blunt corner perf NE, but good colour and appearance, collectable example. On-line research reveals few acceptable CDS cancelled £1 brown-lilacs available compared with the far more common maltese cross £1 SG129, priced according to condition and rarity. Cat £7000 £
20307Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 £5 orange, AG, centred slightly to SE, neat cds cancels, very fine used. Cat £3500 £
20308Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 £5 orange, CL, with neat BIRMINGHAM thimble cds, very fresh, v.f.u. Brandon Cert. (2004). Cat £3500 £
20312Great Britain - QV (surface printed)127 PL21874 Wmk Maltese Cross 5s. Pale rose letters A-I, fine mint original gum example, small hinge remnant, vertical crease barely affects appearance. Full perfs, fresh fine colour, centred NE. Plate 2 is rare mint, one could easily pay double our starting price for an inferior adhesive. Cat £15000 £
20315Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1331882 £5 Orange blued paper high value letters C-J sound average used cancelled by single obliterator, well-centred example, fractional short corner perf SE, otherwise an extremely difficult space to fill at an affordable price for one of QV's rarest stamps catalogued £12,500 (a space which is usually filled by a 'specimen' overprinted unused stamp). We've seen sound average used singles offered for as much as £2,500 to £3,000= - perhaps making the opening price at which this most popular key high value is offered - appear to be something of a 'snip' Cat £12500 £
20318Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d lilac, LC, gum crease, fresh m.m. Scarce. Cat £6000 £
20320Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1761883-84 blued paper 5s rose, GF, original redistributed gum, fresh m.m. Brandon Cert. (1991). RARE. Cat £12500 £
20323Great Britain - QV (surface printed)178s1883-84 2s6d lilac, JA, centred to top, ovptd. CANCELLED Type 14 (double kiss ovpt.), couple of trimmed perfs at bottom left, light gum creases, fresh u.m. Cat £4000 £
20326Great Britain - QV (surface printed)179a1883-84 2s6d deep lilac, NE, on blued paper in the white paper period, tiny faint corner crease, o/wise v.g.u. Brandon Cert. (2019). Scarce. Cat £3600 £
20333Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1821883-84 10s cobalt, KD, crisp LIVERPOOL ST. STATION/GT. EASTERN RY cds of JY 4 84, with the day written in manuscript to correct black slug, a few very lightly toned perfs, o/wise fine used. RARE. Cat £8250 £
20334Great Britain - QV (surface printed)182s1883-84 10s cobalt, LG, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, slight black offset in corner on reverse, o/wise very fresh and fine mint. Scarce. Cat £3200 £
20335Great Britain - QV (surface printed)182s1883-84 10s cobalt, HA, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, gum yellowing, m.m. Scarce. Cat £3400 £
20337Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1831883-84 10s ultramarine, JB, well centred, fine and fresh, l.m.m. Cat £2250 £
20366Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1861888 Wmk 'Orbs' £1 brown-lilac letters R-A fine colour well-centred lightly used single cancel premium catalogue value example, design clear of perforation, light annotation reverse should not be addressed, a charming high value in very fine condition Cat £6750 £
20367Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1861888 Orbs £1 brown-lilac, good colour, fine used. Cat £4500 £
20368Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1861888 Orbs £1 brown-lilac, CB, rubbed at right where crayon erased, o/wise v.g.u. Cat £4500 £
20369Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1861888 Orbs £1 brown-lilac, BC, two creases at left, fresh m.m. RARE. Cat £60000 £
20370Great Britain - QV (surface printed)186a1888 £1 brown-lilac wmk 'orbs' letters T-A, rare frame broken variety, very fine used exceptional even deep colour, importantly lightly cancelled clear of corner letters and frame break variety, perfectly centred too, design clear of perfs upon all four sides, premium catalogue value example, light boxed plus 'SHEFFIELD' MY 20 (18)89 large part CDS. Charming example of the rare 'orbs' watermark frame broken rarity Cat £13500 £
20373Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 £1 green, PC, centred to NW, fresh, heavy m.m. Cat £3500 £
20374Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 £1 green (deep shade), NB, centred to top, fresh, fine l.m.m. Cat £3500 £
20383Great Britain - KGVN14(15)1913 Royal Cypher ½d Deep blue-green, the famous 'Myrtle' shade, unmounted mint south-west corner marginal control 'L 18' block of six. Natural gum bend affects two values, one fractionally toned perf/ original paper inclusion below neck upper left-hand stamp, hinge remnant in margin, these being trivial imperfections, otherwise exceptionally rare brilliant fresh myrtle colour control block of 6. 'London' retail as singles at £225 each alone exceeds £1,350= but try finding another unmounted mint control multiple of this rare shade, if such exists. As near to perfection as we shall ever see, we estimate this to be a £2,000+ retail multiple in some quarters Cat £2000 £
20392Great Britain - KGVI4761939 KGVI 2/6d brown 'square high values' COMPLETE Unmounted Mint Never Hinged SHEET of 40 (8 x 5), with selvedge. Large multiples/complete sheets of this 'key' high value are becoming increasing rare to find. Unmounted mint singles sell for £50 each retail so that 40 examples in a complete sheet should command in excess of £2,000 retail with a total SG catalogue £4,000(+), however this is counterbalanced by condition with 'flat' original gum, reverse aging and couple of diagonal creases which barely affect the impact of this remarkable find. Attractive and increasingly rare in this format - we believe this complete sheet of the key 2/6d value to be worth £1,275 Cat £4000 £
20406Great Britain - OfficialsO101884-86 INLAND REVENUE 10s ultramarine, IC, light oval ACCOUNT BRANCH/P.O. GLASGOW cancel, signed on reverse, very fine used. Cat £3750 £
20409Great Britain - OfficialsO91884-88 INLAND REVENUE 5s rose, BD, regummed, good unused. RPS Cert. (2016) rather harshly states 'soiled'. RARE. Cat £12000 £
20421Great Britain - OfficialsO69c1891-1900 GOVT. PARCELS 1d lilac, ovpt. INVERTED, good used on piece. RPS Cert. (1966). RARE. Cat £3500 £
20482Kenya Uganda and Tanganyika64,64d1919 4 cents on 6c red an exraordinary mint interpanneau block of six showing surcharge omitted on three of the top four stamps, surcharge in margin and surcharge misplaced on the lower two stamps, crease through right stamps Cat £2000 £
20506Malaya - B.M.A.1945 Revenue-$100 dull purple and ultramarine mounted mint, has the faintest trace of a gum tone mentioned for the sake of accuracy, a rare stamp in mint condition, the $25 in mint condition sold for E650- plus 20 % premium in Gartner 2018 sale, extrapolate the value of the $100! £
20515Malaya - Federated Malay States511904-22 MCA Elephants $25 green and orange fresh m.m., very fine Cat £2250 £