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37General - Europe1840s-1940s Mint and used collection in a large Schaubek printed album(many 1,000s) including Andorra, Belgium with good early issues, extensive Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, extensive early G.B. with Plate numbers, Italy inc 1884-6 Parcel Post set used, 1910 Plebiscite sets used, 1923 Black Shirt set mint, 1923 Manzoni 1L used, 1924 Crociera set mint, 1927 Air surcharges used, 1929 Montecassino set used, Italian States with many potential rarities although obviously not all may be genuine, Crete, Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, a very messy lot with loose stamps everywhere, not for the faint hearted!. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 1980
122Bradbury Wilkinson CollectionGREAT BRITAIN 1918-19 Seahorses 5s. With 'SPECIMEN' type 32 overprint, fine mint, cernered to foot, extremely rare in this form. Cat 6500 US5
125Bradbury Wilkinson CollectionRHODESIA 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) US5
128France - Colonies - Anjouan1892-1915 Superb collection in stockbook with mint & used accumulation of definitive issues with complete 1892 first issue mint (three sets) and one set used plus additional values inc two x 1fr, 1900 10c, 15c and 4 x 35c used and 3 x 10c, 3 x 15c, 35c and 50c mint/unused, 1912 surcharges duplicated range with narrow opt one used set plus many others values and approx 7 mint sets plus additional values, wide surcharge 10c on 40c and 10c on 45c used, Fournier Forgeries, Millicemes, straight line 'ANJOUAN' handstamps on Postage Dues, postmarks inc many used with MADAGASCAR & DIEGO SUAREZ cancels and the odd multiple. Also a group of covers & postal stationery inc 1914 cover with strip of five 5c on 4c tied by AMBILO BE cds's, five PPCs with 1c or 5c frankings and two covers showing ANJOUAN stamps used in MADAGASCAR. Also photocopy of the SG specialised listing, a guide to identifying the Fournier forgeries and a small booklet in German on the stamps & postmarks of Anjouan. A super lot to build on. (480+ stamps, 14 covers & 3 reference works, the stamps alone cat 3700+++) HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 1800
637Australia151913-14 'Roo Wide Crown 1 brown and ultramarine well centred cancelled to order with Melbourne AP 15 13 c.d.s., one slightly short perf at foot otherwise very fine and fresh Cat 2500 US
2219British 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 US3
2903Cape of Good Hope1853 TRIANGULARS: paper slightly blued 1d (both shades, one with 3 margins and 4d (3 margins)), 1855-63 1d (3, one unused no gum with 3 margins), 4d (10, may include 1863-64 issues)m 6d (4), 1s yellow-green (2, one with 3 margins) and 1s deep dark green, 1863-64 1d (2), several with 3 margins, shades, above-average examples, a decent (and rather valuable) lot. Cat. approx. 6000. 1029
3192Chile1954 'Chilean Railway Centenary' miniature sheet signed by 'J Moreno' the engraver. A superb example of a great Chilean and Railway thematic rarity. Only 20 were produced. Ex J Todd collection. (See note below SG 432, Cat 2500) 2000
3387Colombia - Scadta241921 60c orange 'Scadta' LITHO issue, a fine mint COMPLETE SHEET OF TWENTY FIVE. Scarce. Cat 2125 1250
3587CroatiaMS144a1945 'Creation of Croatian Storm Division' issue miniature sheet of three. Fine mint with a light corner crease. Exceptionally rare and a key gem of Croatian philately. Cat 2000 1000
4483France1810-75 Used collection attractively presented in a luxury loose leaf album(131 stamps, 41 covers) well written up, may be in Danish, including 1849-52 Ceres 10c brown, 15c green both with four margins, 20c black(4,one on cover), 25c blue(3, plus single and pair on covers), 40c orange(2), 1Fr carmine with three large margins, 1852 Repub Franc 10c bistre, almost four margins, 25c blue(3, one on cover), 1853-61 Napoleon III imperf 5c green(3, one on cover), 40c orange(5, one on cover), 80c rose(2), 1Fr carmine with three margins, 1862 perf 80c rose(2 plus one on cover), 1863-70 Laureated issue with shades and covers, 1869 5Fr grey(2), 1870-1 Siege of Paris Ceres issue inc 40c on cover, 1870-1 Bordeaux issue with a fine 80c rose, 1871-5 Ceres issue with covers. A GOOD LOT in generally fine condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 1800
4488France1849-1969 Mint and used collection in a Schaubek printed album(100s) including 1853-61 Napoleon III imperf 5c to 80c used, 1862 perf 1c to 80c used, 1863-70 Laureated 1c to 80c used, 1870-1 Ceres siege of Paris issue 10c,20c,40c used, Bordeaux issue 1c to 80c used, 1876-85 Peace & Commerce values to 5Fr used including 'N' under 'B' 1c to 1Fr, 'N' under 'U' 10c green, 75c rose, 1900-27 Mersons to 20Fr used, 1926 55c on 60c violet, 1927-31 Sinking Fund ovpt sets used, 1937 Museum set used, 1938 Ader 50Fr used, 1943 Petain strip unmounted mint, 1947 UPU Air 500Fr used, later issues to 1969 fairly complete mainly used, French Colonies general issues plus a few Levant. A GOOD LOT in mainly fine condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 1200
4573France370-3771917-19 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 US3
5517Germany1851-1944 Mint and used collection in two large Schaubek albums(many 100s) including States with many better items, extensive Bavaria, Wurttemburg, Allenstein 1920 issues complete used, Marienwerder, Upper Silesia 1921 Plebiscite set mint, Saar inc 1920(Jan-Mar) ovpt set mint, the 35pf is used, 1921 Pictorial set mint, the 60pf is used, 1921 French Currency ovpt set mint or used, 1922 French Currency set mint or used, 1928 Christmas set to 3Fr mint, 1929 Christmas set ex 50c mint, 1931(Jan) set to 3Fr mint, 1933 Explosion set mint, 1934 Christmas set mint, Plebiscite Christmas set mint, Danzig inc 1923 surcharge set to 3G used, 1932 Air Exhibition set mint, 1937 Exhibition mini sheet mint, Eupen 1920-1 set to 10fr mint, Postage Due set mint, Memel inc Klaipeda, P.O.s in China, P.O.s in Morocco inc 1900 set to 3P75c mint, the 10c is used, Cameroons inc 1897-8 set ex 10pf mint, New Guinea, General gouvernment, Bohemia and Moravia, a good lot in mainly fine condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS US 1224
5519GermanySB101918 3m Germania booklet, complete, vertical crease to cover, very scarce. Cat 4750
5589Germany - 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 US3 1090
6625Great Britain - QV (line engraved)1840 1d black, RAINBOW COLOUR TRIAL (voided corners) IMPERF corner pair from top left corner of sheet, on white wove paper dipped in prussiate of potash in lilac-rose, fine used. SG Spec. DP20a. RARE. Cat 9000 US
6671Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 6, NG,, 4 small to huge margins, just tied to piece by red MC, with additional boxed Penny Post handstamp in black, f.u. Very scarce. SG AS41ya. Brandon Cert (1997). Cat 3000 US
6684Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 1b, RE, 4 margins (small at bottom, portion of adjoining stamp at top), showing BURR RUBS, PLYMOUTH black MC, on large piece (not tied), fine used. SG Spec. AS5g/uc. Very scarce. Cat 3800 US
6689Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 9, IB, on THIN PAPER, 4 tiny to large margins, very slight surface abrasions at bottom, fresh m.m. Very scarce. Cat 20000 US
6691Great Britain - QV (line engraved)2var PL81840 1d Black Plate 8. Imprimatur (from the 1st sheet printed). MAJOR RARITY: Very fine and fresh unused (as prepared) imperforate four even margin, right hand marginal imprimatur example lettered SL. Exceptionally rare, unusually with sheet margin attached (only two right hand marginal examples being possible). This being one of only 23 possible imprimatur examples, many of which are in institutional collections. Accompanied by 2001 Brandon photo-certificate. Previously sold for full catalogue value. If you are seeking an imprimatur, you will not find better EXHIBITION Quality Cat 42000 US2
6693Great Britain - QV (line engraved)2Wi1840 1d black, plate 5, JA, WATERMARK INVERTED, just shaved at NE corner o/wise v.f.u., neat red MC. Scarcer plate. RPS Cert (1978) Cat 3750 US
6702Great Britain - QV (line engraved)31840 1d grey-black, plate 1b, KD, 4 small margins (just clear at bottom), m.m. Very scarce. Cat 12500 US
6703Great Britain - QV (line engraved)31840 1d grey-black, plate 6, QL, 4 neat margins, gum toning, m.m. Very scarce. Alcuri Cert (1987). Cat 13500 US
6710Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, KL, 4 margins, neat partial LYME town cds, fine used. SG 5h. Cat 10000 US
6712Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, horizontal pair, KI-KJ, margins all around (just clear at bottom) ex. shaves at lower right, short top right serif on K of KI, tied to small piece by good strikes of distinctive black KELSO MALTESE CROSS, v.f.u. SG Spec. DS5vb. SG Cat Value: 8,000+ US
6746Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red-brown, ex. 'black' plate 10, EB, 4 margins but close at bottom, tied to small piece by smudged RED MALTESE CROSS, v.g.u. SG Spec. BI (1)sb. RARE. RPS Cert (1983). Cat 4800 US
6935Great Britain - QV (line engraved)F1/81854-58 2d blue 'Stars', specialised collection written up on pages, with PLATE 4 perf. 16 (12, incl. a pair, and one on cover), perf. 14 (4), PLATE 5 perf. 14 small Crown (4, incl. a pair), perf. 16 small Crown (2), perf 16 large Crown (2), perf. 14 (10, incl. two pairs), PLATE 6 perf. 14 (4, one on cover), perf. 16 (2), generally good to fine hand picked examples. (38 stamps and 2 covers) Cat 7060 US2 1958
6952Great Britain - QV (line engraved)C101857-63 1d red Stars on white paper, a splendid PLATED study collection written up in an album, with lots of varieties etc, with Plates 27 (31), 34 (25, incl. a block of six), 36 (22, incl. srip of four and five pairs), 37 (7, incl. strip of four), 39 (4), 41 (3, incl. a pair), 42 (23, incl. three pairs), 43 (5, incl. a pair), 44, 46 (8, incl. a pair), 47 (31, incl. a pair), 48 (22, incl. a rare block of nine), 49 (24, incl strips of four and three), 52 (19, incl. two pairs), 55 (27), 56 (8, incl. three pairs), 57 (26, incl. threepairs), 58 (32 , incl. strip of four and a pair), 59 (23, incl. scarce blocks of six used and unused), 60 (28, incl. scarce block of four and six pairs), 61 (10, incl. three pairs), 62 (10, incl. a pair), 63 (7, incl. two pairs), the RARE PLATE 64, 66 (25, incl. two scarce blocks of four and a pair), 67 (4), 68 (5_ and Reserve Plate 17 (18). Generally very good to fine condition, with many scarce and interesting pieces, cat as cheapest versions in excess of 8700, not allowing for any of the scarce multiples etc. (449 stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS Cat 8737 US2 2741
7067Great Britain - QV (line engraved)531870 1d 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 US3
7068Great Britain - QV (line engraved)53a1870 1d ROSY MAUVE, plate (1), BE, centred to bottom, fine m.m. VERY SCARCE. Cat 7000 US
7134Great Britain - QV (embossed)551854 1s green, Die 2, clear margins all around, thin at top edge, heavy m.m./part o.g. Decent appearance. SCARCE. Cat 26500 US2
7192Great Britain - QV (surface printed)76wi1862-64 3d carmine-rose, RF, WATERMARK INVERTED, slightly yellowed gum, m.m. Very scarce. Cat 7500 US
7196Great Britain - QV (surface printed)78a1862-64 3d rose ABNORMAL with white dots, BH, IMPERF, marginal m.m. Scarce. Cat 5500 US
7225Great Britain - QV (surface printed)87b1862-64 9d straw, on THICK PAPER, short perf at top, centred to bottom, fresh, fine m.m. SCARCE. Cat 6000 US
7226Great Britain - QV (surface printed)87wi1862-64 9d bistre, AJ, WATERMARK INVERTED, centred to left, h/r, very fresh, fine o.g. SCARCE. Cat 7000 US
7273Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(118)1867-80 2s, IMPERF PLATE PROOF IN BLACK on thick card, fine unused. RARE. Cat 3750 US
7325Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(129s)1867-83 wmk Cross 1, IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL on bistre, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, light corner crease, fresh m.m. Cat 2700 US
7327Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1261867-83 5s rose, plate 1, CC, soiled, traces of gum only, unused. Very scarce. Cat 9500
7349Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross 1 brown-lilac, DJ, centred to right, neat ARGYLL STREET/GLASGOW thimble cds of AP 5 82, v.f.u. Exceptional. Cat 4500 US
7351Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross 1 brown-lilac, HH, centred to right, crisp STOCK EXCHANGE/GLASGOW cds, light staining, o/wise v.g.u. Cat 4500 US
7352Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross 1 brown-lilac, DE, off-centre to NW, oxidised/stained GLASGOW cds cancel, short perf at lower left, good used. Cat 4500 US
7355Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1311867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper 10s grey-green, GB, small closed tear at right, o/wise superb cds used. Cat 4500 US
7356Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1311867-83 wmk Anchor paper 10s grey-green, BF, excellent colour, neat LONDON/V.R. hooded cds, v. fine used. Cat 4500 US
7357Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1321867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper 1 brown-lilac, AH, small faults and heavily cancelled, fair used. Very scarce. Cat 7500
7367Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1361867-83 wmk Anchor 1 brown-lilac, DA, centred to top, neat WEST STRAND B.O./W.C. cds and very light boxed postmark, v.g.u. RARE. Cat 7000 US2
7368Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 5 orange, DF, central PARLIAMENT ST cds and neat boxed pmk, some trimmed and one torn perf at bottom left, some lightly toned perfs, v.g.u. Cat 3500
7369Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 5 orange, BG, well centred, a few lightly toned perfs barely detract from this otherwise exceptional crisp example, l.m.m. Cat 12500 US
7370Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 5 orange, CA, centred slightly to right, faintest trace of orange crayon barely noticeable in SW corner, central BELFAST cds, v.f.u. Cat 3500 US
7371Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 5 orange, DG, well centred, GLASGOW cds and neat boxed postmark, v.g.u. Cat 3500 US
7372Great Britain - QV (surface printed)137s1867-83 5 orange, DA, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, pressed-out diagonal crease, gum toning and adherence at top on reverse, m.m. Fine appearance. Cat 3750
7373Great Britain - QV (surface printed)137s1867-83 5 orange, CA, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 11, light corner gum crease and gum crease, fine and fresh, l.m.m. Cat 3750 US
7464Great 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 US3
7522Great 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 US3
7526Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d pale lilac, NA, fine m.m. Photocopy of Brandon Cert. (1991). Cat 6750 US4
7527Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d lilac, NG, off-centre to SW, fine m.m. Scarce. Cat 6000 US
7529Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1761883-84 blued paper (apparently) 5s rose, vertical pair, KA-LA, centred to right, light cds cancels, some separated perfs, light creasing on upper stamp, fine appearance, f.u. SCARCE. Cat 8000
7532Great Britain - QV (surface printed)177as1883-84 blued paper 10s cobalt, AG, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, centred to top, gum wrinkle, h/r, fresh m.m. Cat 5500 US
7555Great Britain - QV (surface printed)179a1883-84 2s6d lilac, LE, on blued paper during 'white paper period', London hooded cds cancels of 1889, v.g.u. SCARCE. Cat 3600 US2
7586Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1821883-84 10s cobalt, FA, fine used. RARE. Cat 8250 US2
7587Great Britain - QV (surface printed)182s1883-84 10s cobalt, MB, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, centred slightly to NW, good colour, slight gum disturbance at top corner on reverse, h/r, m.m. Cat 3400 US
7607Great Britain - QV (surface printed)187-961883-84 lilac and green set complete to 1s (expertised Senf), top two values each with short/pulled perf, odd patch of gum disturbance (especially 5d), but overall a very decent above-average set, mint/o.g. (10) Cat 5000
7649Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(210)1887-92 Jubilee 10d, COLOUR TRIAL in green and red, most o.g. RARE. Cat 7000 US
7682Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1861888 Orbs 1 brown-lilac, CB, faint pressed out vertical crease, trace of erased crayon at bottom right, light oval Registered pmks, fresh, of very fine appearance, v.g.u. Cat 4500
7686Great Britain - QV (surface printed)208var1888 1888 6d. 'Jubilee' colour trial. Described by Stanley Gibbons as very fine when originally supplied at 7,000, in our opinion bordering superb condition colour trial printed in green upon rose-red gummed crown wmk paper. Very rare. EXHIBITION Quality Cat 7000 US2
7690Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 1 green, MC, centred to top, slight gum toning, o/wise fine l.m.m. Cat 3500 US
7696Great Britain - QV (surface printed)212a1891 1 green, JC, with FRAME BREAKS, centred to bottom, light vertical gum crease, o/wise fine and fresh, very lightly hinged mint. Very scarce. Cat 7500 US
7700Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(263)1902-10 DLR 5s, DIE PROOF in black on white glazed card, with manuscript initials and 25/11/01, hinge remains on reverse, fine. SCARCE. Cat 4250 US
7732Great Britain - KEVII2641902 KEVII De La Rue printing 5s. Deep bright carmine. Superb unmounted mint full original gum S.W. corner marginal multiple block of 8 originally supplied by SG at 8,950=. Stunning colour, well-centred. EXHIBITION quality. SG specialised M51(2). Current SG catalogue 7,200. A premium piece Cat 7200 US2
7939Great Britain - KEVII1911-13 SH 9d slate-purple and deep ultramarine, ordinary paper, lower right complete pane of 20, with sheet/interpane margins on all 4 sides, natural paper inclusion on one stamp (R3/5), diagonal gum crease at SE corner affects 3 stamps, wonderfully fresh, stamps u.m. SG Spec. M39(3). Stated to be from plates H2H/D2H. Cat. 6000 incl. premiums for blocks of 4. Very scarce. US2
8057Great Britain - KGV(351)1912 d deep dull green, SE corner horizontal strip of 8, one is gum creased, hinged on two stamps and in side margin, o/wise fresh, fine u.m. This has been separated from the SW corner control strip of 4 (with Trevor Harris Cert) which is offered nearby at 750, Retail is 195 per stamp (or 100 if hinged) so totalling 1370.
8071Great Britain - KGV(357s)1912 1d scarlet, marginal horizontal strip of 4, each ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 23, and with 1922 ADVERTISEMENT TRIALS on reverse of each ('P.O. Savings Bank, P.O. Savings Bank, Install the Telephone, Install the Telephone'), light gum crease along top, o/wise fine and fresh u.m. See SG Spec. QV p. 120. Cat. 1800 as hinged. VERY SCARCE MULTIPLE. US2
8224Great Britain - KGV373a1912 2d dull Prussian blue, small bend, with control R21, perf type 2(P), fine u.m. Brandon Cert. (1978). RARE. Cat 1850 US2
8309Great Britain - KGV(368)1912-24 2d orange, Die 1, IMPERF TETE-BECHE IMPRIMATUR from British Postal Museum Archives, each with relevant handstamp on gum, fine u.m. Uncatalogued by SG Specialised, but the Die 2 pair Cat. at 15,000. RARE. US
8316Great Britain - KGV(392)1912-24 9d agate, IMPERF IMPRIMATUR (marginal) from British Postal Museum Archives (handstamp on reverse), very fresh, very fine u.m. Cat 7500 US
8397Great Britain - KGV4041913 Waterlow 1 blue-green, centred to SE, light vertical gum crease visible on reverse only, possibly reperfed at bottom, fresh m.m. Cat 2800
8398Great Britain - KGVN14(15)1913 Royal Cypher d 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 US3
8401Great Britain - KGV406 N64(2)1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. Chrome (very pale sepia-brown) Seahorse. Superb well-centred unmounted mint original gum N.E. corner marginal example. Described as a magnificent positional piece of this very rare shade by Stanley Gibbons when originally supplied for 7,500=. Fabulous. Could not be bettered, clear 2011 BPA photo-certificate, EXHIBITION Quality Cat 7500 US2
8470Great Britain - KGV(418a-21b)1924-26 watermark sideways d, 1d, 1d and 2d, IMPERF IMPRIMATURS (all marginal) from British Postal Museum Archives (handstamp on reverse), gum crease on 2d margin, fresh u.m. RARE. Cat 17000 US
8609Great Britain - KGV456a1935 Silver Jubilee 2d, the famous Prussian blue, superb mint small hinge trace full fresh original gum example (light historical pencil annotation), fabulous fresh colour, perfs and centering. Unusually we've been fortunate to handle probably more than our fair share(!) of this rare colour error stamp within the past five years. Barely an example encountered is in top condition, most come with minor imperfection / blemish. This is the second time that we have handled this example, the first time realising precisely 10,000=. No faults example, accompanied by clear 1956 BPA Expert Committee photo-certificate signed by philatelic 'glitterati' Robson Lowe amongst others. As fresh today, 64 years later. Accompanied by superb colour 'normal' for comparison. Magnificent and RARE Cat 12000 US
8683Great Britain - KGVI4761939-48 2s6d brown, complete sheet of 40, with R1/7 and R2/7 varieties, a couple of faint tone spots only, o/wise fine u.m. Seldom offered these days. Cat 4200 US
8687Great Britain - KGVI476as-78bs1939-48 2s6d (both) to 10s (both), each ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 23, slight gum yellowing, o/wise fine m.m. Scarce. Cat 1825 US
8870Great Britain - QEII (pre-decimal)717/20var1967 British Wild Flowers (Ordinary) 4d. Very fine unmounted mint original gum se-tenant block of four left hand marginal IMPERFORATE Imprimatur, endorsed 'NPM IMRIMATUR' handstamps on reverse. RARE. Supplied by Stanley Gibbons for 9,000= Cat 9000 US2
9012Great Britain - Covers - QV1840 (21 FEB) HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d Parliamentary envelope used, red PAID cds, neatly opened, fine for this. SG Spec. PE9. Cat 6000 US
9022Great Britain - Covers - QV21840 1d black, plate 2, DE, 4 decent margins, guide line in margin below 'D' square and value just tied to Entire by pale RUBY MALTESE CROSS of Aberdeen (cds on reverse), fine and scarce. Holcombe Cert. (1989) Cat 4500 US
9194Great Britain - OfficialsO101884-88 INLAND REVENUE 10s ultramarine, CH, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 11, toned perfs and small wrinkle at top, h/r, m.m. Cat 2750 US
9265Great Britain - OfficialsO161887-92 INLAND REVENUE 1 green, AB, crisp ABERDEEN cds cancels, fresh, v.f.u. Cat 2500 US
9624Great Britain - BookletsBA21906 2s booklet complete, light wear to cover edges, very scarce. Cat 2200
9629Great Britain - BookletsBB201921 3s Experimental booklet, Edition number 35, some light gum marks on back cover, o/wise crisp and fine. RARE. Cat 2400 US
9630Great Britain - BookletsBB211921 3s booklet, edition 12, complete, cover wording slightly under inked, scarce. Cat 2400
9639Great Britain - BookletsBB341932 5s booklet, edition 6, the 1d advert pane of 4 with wmk inverted, mostly very good perfs, fine. RARE. One of the key GB booklet. Cat 5250 US3
10102Hong 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. US12
10608india23022005 5r. 50th Anniv of Jadavpur University ERROR MISSING BLACK (compass, grid, cogs, symbol, links to atoms) superb unmounted mint with normal, unlisted by SG, it is believed that only a very small number exist, guaranteed genuine in all respects US
10631India - States - Chamba971938 KGVI stamp of India ovpt 'Chamba State' 10r Purple & Claret, good used with small h/r. (o/c SE and pmk a little heavy). Cat 1800
10654India - States - Jaipur59/601932-46 MaharajahSawai Man Singh II: as black & brown red & 1as black & blue in complete sheets of 120, unmounted mint with full sheet margins. Very scarce multiples, very fine (240) Cat 3860 US 1132
11878Leeward Islands114c1938-1951 KGVI Definitive 1 Perf 13 Violet & Black/Scarlet with unlisted flaw 'Broken Lower Left Scroll'. Mint small h/r. Super fresh fabulous colour and well centred.
11913Libya131-431951 Overprints on Cyrenaica set for Cyrenaica complete(13) on First Day Cover, Benghazi 24 XII 51 cancels, fine and rare, Sassone cat E11,000 for philatelic cover US2
11920Libya166-751951 Overprints on Cyrenaica set for Fezzan complete(10) on cover with SEBHA, Fezzan 1 - 2/ 1952 cancels, fine and rare, Sassone cat E7,500 for philatelic cover US2
13345Netherlands1852-1993 Mint and used collection in a printed album(many 100s) including 1852 imperf set used, 1864 perf set used, 1867-9 set to 50c used, 1872-91 values to 2G50c used, 1891-4 1G violet used, 1893-8 Goldilocks 2G50c blue and rose used, 1913 Centenary set to 5G used, 1920 2.50 surcharges used, 1923 Jubilee 5G blue used, 1928 Olympics set used, 1932 Salve Hospes set used, 1933 Seamen set used, 1940 Numerals set mint, 1946 Wilhelmina high values set used, 1949-51 set to 10G used, 1952 ITEP new colours set mint and used, good degree of completion for later sets, many both mint and used, mini sheets including 1942 Legion sheets mint, later mini sheets mint and used, booklets, quite messy with duplication throughout but overall generally fine condition. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS Cat 9795 1320
13551New Zealand2871901 Mount Cook d green perf 14 wmk double line NZ and Star on thin, hard Basted Mills paper complete sheet of 240 unmounted mint, creasing through the central column and some light gum creasing, a remarkable item to have remained intact. OVERSIZE/HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS Cat 11520
13552New Zealand2941902 Mount Cook d green perf 14 on thin, hard Cowan paper without wmk in a complete sheet of 240 unmounted mint, some minor gum creasing as to be expected, a remarkable item to have remained intact. OVERSIZE/HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS Cat 9120
14680Portugal81853 100r pale lilac, good margins, slightly oily central postmark, fresh, g.u. Scarce. Cat 3000 US
15185Rhodesia186,etc1913-19 Admiral set to 1 ovptd Specimen(19), fresh and fine Cat 2750 US3
16845Sudan1932-52 Mint and used collection of Air Mail stamps and covers in a loose leaf album with 100s of stamps and 32 covers including 1931 set in panes of 60 or 40, 1931 four First Flight Covers to England, 1931 First Flight Covers MALAKAL to MWANZA, Tanganyika, KHARTOUM to ATHENS, KHARTOUM to CAPE TOWN, 1931-7 set with shade and perf varieties, also set in mint blocks, used sets, 1938 Registered cover PORT SUDAN to ASCENSION ISLAND via Nigeria, 1932 Registered cover PORT SUDAN to CASABLANCA, 1931 Registered cover PORT SUDAN QUAYS to DARTMOUTH, Devon, 1936 Registered cover PORT SUDAN to MARSEILLES, 1931 First Flight Cover HALFA to CAPE TOWN, 1936 cover PORT SUDAN to LIMERICK, Sudan Railways envelope to England, 1933 much travelled cover to CEUTA, Morocco, re-addressed to Liverpool, returned to Khartoum, 1935 surcharges in mint blocks, misplaced surcharges, used set, 1938 surcharge set in mint blocks, 1950 set mint and used and set in mint Plate blocks, an interesting original lot. HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 2640
16953Swaziland76b1961 R1 on 10s black and deep lilac lower marginal Plate and imprint block of 12 fine u.m. Cat 1800
17662United States of America1847-1995 DEFINITIVE ISSUES COLLECTION an extensive and valuable collection in five albums, with mainly used light to moderately duplicated issues (a handful of valuable singles removed and offered individually, the rest offered intact here), the earlier issues with some very mixed condition though many good to fine seen, note 1847-50 5c Franklin with pen cancel, 1851-57 imperf. 1c (3), 3c (24), 10c (2) and 12c (3) in mixed condition, 1857-61 to 12c (2), 1861-66 to 24c (6), 30c (3) and 90c, range of grill issues, 1869 Pictorials to 24c, later 19th century to higher values, lots of Washington & Franklin types, better values, Kans and Nebr. overprints, some multiplies, postmark interest, and much else incl. more modern unmounted mint issues (high face value) incl. booklet panes etc. Potential for finds ! (approx 12,000 stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 2500
17721United States of America1893-1963 Commemorative Issues, an extensive and highly catalogued collection displayed in two Lighthouse albums with slipcases, with mint (ranging from unused to unmouted) and used with some very mixed condition though incl. many good to fine, with some light to moderate duplication, occasional plate blocks and other multiples etc, highlights from the early period incl. 1893 Columbian issue (these alone catalogue 5275 in SG) incl. 4c unused (4), 5c mint (2), 6c mint (2), 8c mint (2), 10c mint (3), 15c used (8), 30c mint and used (5), 50c mint (regummed) and used, $1 mint with faults; 1898 Omaha 4c mint (3), 5c mint (2),10c used (6); 1901 Pan-American to 5c mint (4), 8c mint (3), 10c mint (3) and used (7); 1904 Louisiana to 10c mint (4); 1907 Jamestown to 5c used (11), 1909 Seward and Clemont imperfs, 1913-15 Exposition to 10c used (5), 1919 Victory mint shades (4), 1920 Pilgrim Fathers to 5c mint (3), 1929 Edison coil pair unmounted mint, 1932 Washington sets mint, 1933 Exhibition sheets unused, Farley issues imperf, Famous Americans sets mint, and much else. (approx 4500 stamps and 35 m/s's). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 1500
17724United States of America2661894-95 $5 deep green Marshall, no watermark, good colour and neat NY oval registered cancel. Cat 2750
17843United States of America - Guam141899 Commodore Perry $1 black Type II fresh mint, heavily mounted otherwise fine and rare Cat 5500 US5
17848United States of America - Locals1840's-1880's CARRIER POST & LOCAL POST SPECIALISED COLLECTION written up in an album, with genuine stamps incl. American Merchants Union Express Company 1868-73 5c & 10c Newspaper Parcel stamps, Cairnes City Letter Express 1864 5c x4 different unused, Central Post Office x4 different unused, Cheever & Towle 2c blue unused x2, Chicago Penny Post 1c orange brown unused, Columbia P.O. 5c blue and 5c rose unused, Cornwell Madison Square Post Office 1c red unused, various Sanitary Fair stamps etc, plus many other forgeries, bogus, fantasy and so on, with lots of notes and information to aid identification. (Approx 520 stamps). HEAVY LOT - OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS 1500
18154British East Africa20b1891 Mombasa Provisional ' Anna' handstamped surcharge and initials 'AD' in black manuscript on 1890 2a vermilion variety original face value not obliterated used, MOMBASA 27.4.91 c.d.s., small central thin. With BPA(2020) white certificate Cat 3750
18200Burma1942 OHMS cover from 'Dy Commr, Chin Hills, Camp Tiddim' (sender's name at lower left) to E.S.Hyde, Addl. Superintendent, Aijal franked at 2a by 1938-40 6p bright blue and 1a turquoise green with provisional type-written 'OHMS' overprint, tied on arrival by 'AIJAL/LUSHAI HILLS' c.d.s. 2 OCT 42, further strikes of same on reverse. A wonderful Chin Hills provisional cover carried by the emergency runner post, which evidently entered the system away from a normal post office. Very rare. Ex Gerald Davis and with Stanley Gibbons sales card
18208Ceylon1875(Feb) Revenues-Set of four hand painted artist's essays, designs as adopted but with 'silhouette' Queeen's head, for the four new values added to the Stamp Duty series in 1876-7, each stamp sizee on card, comprising 1c brown, 2c violet, 500R lake and 1,000R pale blue, with details in Chinese white. Couple of minor gum marks and discreet pin pricks but a unique and highly attractive series. Ex De La Rue archives, but never previously on the market, having originally been sold privately in the 1970s. As Barefoot 27,28,44,45. Similar but unadopted essays for the 2c and 500R sold for 2,091 at Spink 23 Oct 2013
18410Great Britain - QV (line engraved)1840 RAINBOW COLOUR TRIAL 1d in dull olive-green, with void NE corner, on thick bluish laid paper, marginal example, colour smudge (tone spot?) in void corner, o/wise fine unused. SG Spec. DP20 (d). RARE. Cat 4500
18438Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 5, OH, 4 good margins except very close at lower right, faint pressed out horizontal crease, with distinctive NORWICH MC in black, fresh, fine used. SG Spec. AS25 (2) uc. RARE. Cat 3800
18462Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 6, AL, 3 mostly huge margins, tied to piece by complete strike of 'Hawkswood/Penny Post' handstamp, fine used. SG Spec. AS41yb. RARE. Cat 7500
18483Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 1b, IH, 4 tiny (at bottom right) to large margins, nice little flaws in both right corner squares, fresh, part o.g. Very scarce. Cat 12500
18535Great Britain - QV (line engraved)31840 1d grey-black, plate 10, LA, 4 close (especially at top left) to huge margins, crisp distinctive LEED MC in black, fine used. SG Spec. AS67ua. Very scarce. Cat 2800
18545Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 2, KK, 4 margins apparently just clear at bottom left, with BLUE MALTESE CROSS, fine used. RARE. SG Spec. DS8ud. Cat 15000
18550Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, GH, 4 decent margins, with RUBY MALTESE CROSS, fine used. SG Spec. D55uf. RARE. Cat 7000
18552Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, RA, 4 tiny (very close at top right) to huge margins, crisp black MC, marginal, fine used. Cat 975
18553Great Britain - QV (line engraved)5f1840 2d blue, RE, 3 small margins, with NUMBER 3 IN CROSS cancel, fresh, fine used. RARE. Cat 18000
18554Great Britain - QV (line engraved)5wi1840 2d blue, plate 1, HI, 4 tiny (very close at upper right) to good margins, black MC cancel, small marginal scissor cut at lower left just clear of design, fine used. RARE. Cat 6250
18558Great Britain - QV (line engraved)61840 2d pale blue, plate 1, horizontal strip of 3, QA-QC, margins all around, very close in a couple of places, light red MC cancels, small internal crease at top, fine used. Cat. pro rata approx. 4000 as pair and single with red crosses.
18563Great Britain - QV (line engraved)6h1840 2d pale blue, plate 2, LJ, 4 margins except just shaved at upper right, with partial DORCHESTER town cds, fine used. RARE. Cat 10000
18566Great Britain - QV (line engraved)(14)1841 (15 Jan) Small Trial 2d full deep blue, blank letter squares, NE corner block of 4, imperf on thick paper, additional vertical lines wmk at right, extremely fine unused. SG Spec. DP43. Cat. 7200 as singles. RARE.
18567Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red, printed from 'black' plate 11, GD, 4 small to very good margins, light toning at edge, large part o.g. Very scarce. Cat 8500
18583Great Britain - QV (line engraved)1291867-83 wmk Cross 1 brown-lilac, EF, centred low, very good colour, small upright LONDON/W.C. cds, a few lightly toned perfs at right mentioned for accuracy only, o/wise v.f.u. Cat 4500
18584Great Britain - QV (line engraved)1351867-83 wmk Anchor 10s greenish grey, BF, well centred, neat Registered cds, very fine used. Cat. 7000 incl. premium. Super quickly.
18585Great Britain - QV (line engraved)1361867-83 wmk Anchor 1 brown-lilac, EE, well centred, light 'tombstone' hexagonal pmk, a little faded, fine used. Cat 7000
18586Great Britain - QV (line engraved)1371867-83 5 orange, DE, well centred, superb crisp oval ACCOUNT BRANCH/P.O. GLASGOW postmarks, couple of blunted perfs at top centre left, o/wise superb used. Cat. 6125 incl. premium.
18587Great Britain - QV (embossed)551847 1s green, Die 2, horizontal pair, the stamp on the left with DOUBLE IMPRESSION, v.g.u. Signed Buhler. BPA Cert. (1964) (one signatory is Robson Lowe). SG Spec. H1(2)d. RARE. Cat 21000
18588Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(87)1862-64 9d straw, TF, IMPERF IMPRIMATUR, very fine and fresh, unused. RARE. Cat 6000
18589Great Britain - QV (surface printed)12918670-83 wmk Cross 1 brown-lilac, CE, centred to left, small upright CHARING CROSS cds, faint manuscript line at top on reverse, o/wise v.f.u. Cat 4500
18593Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1281867-83 wmk Cross 10s greenish grey, GD, light oval Registered pmk, v.f.u. Super quality. Cat. 5600 incl. premium. Signed Carl H. Lange.
18595Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross 1 brown-lilac, HG, centred to NE, LONDON W.C. thimble cds, very fine used. Cat. 7875 incl. premium.
18598Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1311867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper 10s grey-green, GA, centred to NW, upright MOSTYN QUAY cds, super colour, small surface abrasion at top left, pressed-out horizontal crease, o/wise very fine used. Cat 4500
18601Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1351867-83 wmk Anchor 10s greenish grey, BD, centred to bottom, full upright LIVERPOOL/EXCHANGE cds, signed on reverse, v.f.u. Cat. 7000 incl. premium.
18602Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1361867-83 wmk Anchor 1 brown-lilac, EE, central DERBBY cds and partial very oily boxed pmk, trace of small crease at top left, v.g.u. Scarce. Cat 70000
18603Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 5 orange, DJ, well centred, central neat oval REGISTERED/THREADNEEDLE ST. B.O. E.C. pmk, Expertised on reverse, v.f.u. Cat. 6125 incl. premium.
18606Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d lilac, NA, centred to right, very light toning at upper right, o/wise fine m.m. Scarce Philatelic Expertising (GB) Ltd. Cert. (1995). Cat 6000
18610Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1771883-84 blued paper 10s ultramarine, CF, pressed vertical crease at right, some lightly toned perfs, v.g.u. RARE. Brandon Cert. (2020). Cat 8250
18617Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1821883-84 10s cobalt, KE, centred to left, smudged LONDON hooded cds, sound, good used. RARE. Cat 8250
18618Great Britain - QV (surface printed)182s1883-84 10s cobalt, ID, ovptd. SPECIMEN, Type 9, original gum has been redistributed, most o.g. BPA Cert. (1979). Cat 3400
18622Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1831883-84 10s ultramarine, FH, centred to left, short perf at upper right, fresh l.m.m. Cat 2250
18630Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1851884 Crowns 1 brown-lilac, BD, centred to top, central neat DUBLIN/SORTING OFFICE cds, a few very faint perf tones, faint manuscript line on reverse, fine used. Cat 3000
18631Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1851884 Crowns 1 brown-lilac, RD, central DUBLIN/SORTING OFFICE cds, expertised PROSCHOLO(?) BPP, excellent colour, fine used. Cat 4500
18637Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 1 green, NC, centred to SW, light horizontal gum crease at top, o/wise fine l.m.m. Cat 3500
18638Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 1 green, SC, centred to top, small abrasion at centre bottom, o/wise fine l.m.m. Cat 3500
18639Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 1 green, HB, centred to NW, toned gum, expertised (twice) in pencil on reverse, l.m.m. Cat 3500
18645Great Britain - QV (surface printed)212as1891 1 green, TA, showing the listed 'Frame broken' variety, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 11, centred to left, diagonal gum bend near corner, o/wise very fine u.m. VERY SCARCE. Cat 1750
18656Great Britain - KEVII2661902-10 DLR 1 dull blue-green, centred to NE, wmks misplaced so that portions of 6 Crowns appear, internal gum crease, very fresh, fine l.m.m. Cat 2000
18668Great Britain - KEVII3201911-13 SH 1 deep green, centred to right, gum yellowed, m.m. Cat 2000
18669Great Britain - KEVII3201911-13 SH 1 deep green, well centred, yellowed gum, h/r, m.m. Cat 2000
18672Great Britain - KGV428wi1924 10d turquoise blue with BLOCK WATERMARK INVERTED very fine unmounted mint. O n Stanley Gibbons sales card Cat 3750
18675Great Britain - QEII (decimal)1049a1977 Christmas 9p 'Partridge in a pear tree' imperf pair fine unmounted mint. Pierron states only 16 examples recorded. On Stanley Gibbons sales card. Cat 1800
18676Great Britain - Covers - QV21840 1d black Plate 1b lettered DL a superb used four margin example beautifully tied to a clean unfolded entire by a crisp strike of the distinctive Greenock MC in black. Sent from Greenock to Glasgow backstamped Green ock and Glasgow 23,24 Sep 1841. Superb, on Stanley Gibbons sales card. With BPA(2009) white certificate
18677Great Britain - Covers - QV1854 cover from London to Exeter, franked 1d red-brown, TREASURY ROULETTE, fine for this. RPS Cert. (1943). EXTREMELY RARE. SG Spec. B2 (1)a. Cat 23000
18680Great Britain - OfficialsO351896-1902 O.W. Official 10d dull purple and carmine very fine used, Parliament St. c.d.s. Ap 23 1904. With Stanley Gibbons sales card Cat 2250
18777Labuan52a1894(Apr) 6c bright green no wmk perf 14, litho printing, from pos 6-7 on the sheet, ERROR IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, fresh unused. Vertical crease between, otherwise fine. A great rarity, being one of two pairs recorded from a single sheet, with the other simiilarly creased between. Ex William Frazer, with BPA(2003) white certificate, and with Stanley Gibbons sales card Cat 11000
18917Malaya - Sungei Ujong19-211882-4 2c pale rose block of 12(3x4) showing four complete impressions of a 'double' triplet setting, the first column with types 16 + 14, the second with types 17 + 14, the third with types 12 + 18, original gum, three with hinge marks, others unmounted. Typical yellowish gum, with mostly minor gum creasing and slight faults to the lower left corner vertical pair, but overall fine appearance with fresh colour, and showing 'SUNGEI' type 12 clearly doubled on the third stamp in the second row. A rare exhibition piece, ex Yay Kai Wheng. On Stanley Gibbons sales card
18949New Guinea107,107a1918-22 Kangaroo 2d indigo wmk 6 with Type 1 overprint, complete pane of 30(6x5) being the lower half of plate 2, left pane(pos. 31-60), without margins as always(removed before overprinting), showing at R1/3 the variety '1' of '' omitted, fresh original gum(hinged on seven normals only). Odd short perf affecting a few normals but a very fine unmounted example of this famous rarity, in the ideal format. With Brandon certificate(2003) and Stanley Gibbons sales card Cat 14159