Auction UPA80 - Live Bidding Lots - 5pm (UK time), Wednesday 13 January 2021

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103Bradbury Wilkinson Collection367-370 GRENADA 1970 PIRATES the unique collection ex. the printers archive, of recess printed progressive die proofs, each with large surround, comprising 15c in black (5 different), in blue (7 ), 25c in brown (3), sepia, green (6), 50c in red (4) in purple (6), 50c vignette only proofs (6 combinations), $1 in purple (5) and red (6). A sunning assembly that would form a most entertaining display, one of the few 'modern' engraved designs produced because of the costs involved, Bradbury Wilkinson at their best ! (49 proofs) £
109Bradbury Wilkinson CollectionGREAT BRITAIN 1918-19 Seahorses 5s. With 'SPECIMEN' type 32 overprint, fine mint, cernered to foot, extremely rare in this form. Cat £6500 US6 £
110Bradbury 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) US6 £
113France - 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/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US £1602
734Australia - States - New South Wales801853 bluish paper 8d orange-yellow, 4 margins (very close at right), couple of tiny ink specks in NW corner, light wrinkling at top, good unused no gum. RARE. Cat £20000 £
2142British 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 US4 £
2348Burma1942 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 1½a 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 US £
2422Canada1850s-1970s Mint and used accumulation (many 100s) earlier issues used including Newfoundland from imperfs, Canada 1852 imperf 3d red, 1859 perf 10c(2),12½c,17c(2), good range of Large and Small Queens , 1897 Jubilee 50c , 1898-1902 set , 1903-12 set , 1908 Quebec set to 7c, 1928-9 set to 50c , 1930-1 set to $1, many covers throughout. A GOOD LOT. HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. £1035
3156Chile1954 '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) US £1780
3216China4949b2004 80y Greetings stamp perf 13 - 'Century Movie Stars on China Film' - the collection of 34 different sheetlets, each with 8 stamps & 8 different se-tenant black & white labels featuring each of the female 'movie stars' featured on the sheet margins. Thus giving 272 different combinations. All are fresh & fine unmounted mint. Would make an impressive display! Cat £3672 £
3292China - People's Republic29681980 Year of the Monkey 8f, fine and fresh, u.m. With faint traces of the black offset which acts as a provenance for the genuine stamp. Cat £1500 £
3375Colombia - Scadta241921 60c orange 'Scadta' LITHO issue, a fine mint COMPLETE SHEET OF TWENTY FIVE. Scarce. Cat £2125 US £1112
4405France1810-75 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/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US £1602
4407France1849-1969 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/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US £1068
4527France370-3771917-19 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 US4 £
5473GermanySB101918 3m Germania booklet, complete, vertical crease to cover, very scarce. Cat £4750 US £
6403Great Britain - QV (Mulreadys)1840 RARE EARLY MAY DATE 1d envelope (A141, London to Hatfield, Herts, with crisp red Maltese cross, , and on reverse clear MAY 9 1840 cds, the fourth day of issue, a Saturday. Fine and rare. Cat £2600 £
6418Great Britain - QV (line engraved)1840 1d Plate 11 'BI' matched black and red pair, good margins and neat black Maltese cross, fine and rare. (2 stamps) £
6442Great 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 US £
6484Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 6, AL, 3½ mostly huge margins, tied to piece by complete strike of 'Hawkswood/Penny Post' handstamp, fine used. SG Spec. AS41yb. RARE. Cat £7500 US £
6497Great 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 US £
6500Great 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 US £
6543Great 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 US3 £
6545Great Britain - QV (line engraved)31840 1d grey-black, plate 11, NC, 4 small margins, guide line in NE corner, neat light black MC, v.f.u. RPS Cert. (2018). RARE. Cat £4600 £
6551Great 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 US £
6571Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, horizontal strip of 3, LE-LG, margins close at bottom left to huge at top, black MC cancels, fresh, fine used. Cat. pro rata £3000. £
6574Great 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 US £
6583Great 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 US £
6588Great 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 US £
6597Great 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. US £
6602Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red-brown, from 'black' plate 9, block of 4, SJ-TK, clear to good margins all around, neat black MC cancels, fine used. RARE, only 2 or 3 used blocks known. Ex. H.O Fraser CORP. RPS Cert. (1984). This item realised £2900 (incl. premium) at David Feldman Auction, Switzerland, in December 2019 (Lot 50074). £
6608Great 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 US £
6697Great 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 US3 £1703
6708Great 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). Cat £8737 HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US3 £2385
6792Great 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 US £
6793Great 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. US £
6794Great 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 US £
6795Great 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. US £
6858Great 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 US £
6902Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(87)1862-64 9d straw, TF, IMPERF IMPRIMATUR, very fine and fresh, unused. RARE. Cat £6000 US £
6976Great 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. US £
6982Great 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 US £
6991Great 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. US £
6993Great 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 US £
6994Great 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 US £
6995Great 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. US £
6996Great 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 US £
7030Great 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 US4 £
7062Great 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 US £
7066Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1751883-84 blued paper 2s6d pale lilac, NA, fine m.m. Photocopy of Brandon Cert. (1991). Cat £6750 US5 £
7067Great 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 US £
7108Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1821883-84 10s cobalt, KE, centred to left, smudged LONDON hooded cds, sound, good used. RARE. Cat £8250 US £
7109Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1821883-84 10s cobalt, FA, fine used. RARE. Cat £8250 US3 £
7110Great 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 US £
7127Great 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 US £
7140Great 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 US £
7182Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1861888 Orbs £1 brown-lilac, MA, centred to NW, LONDON hooded cds cancels, fine used. Cat £4500 £
7186Great 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 US4 £
7187Great 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 US3 £
7194Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 £1 green, SC, centred to top, small abrasion at centre bottom, o/wise fine l.m.m. Cat £3500 US £
7195Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 £1 green, HB, centred to NW, toned gum, expertised (twice) in pencil on reverse, l.m.m. Cat £3500 US £
7226Great 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 US3 £
7321Great 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 US £
7373Great 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. US3 £
7454Great Britain - KGV(351)1912 ½d 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. US £
7466Great 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. US3 £
7766Great 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 US £
7805Great Britain - KGV428wi1924 10d turquoise blue with BLOCK WATERMARK INVERTED very fine unmounted mint. O n Stanley Gibbons sales card Cat £3750 US £
7919Great Britain - KGV456a1935 Silver Jubilee 2½d, 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 US2 £
8109Great Britain - QEII (pre-decimal)577 var1958-65 Crowns 4½d, IMPERFORATE HORIZONTAL PAIR from NW corner of sheet, handstamped BPMA on reverse, fine and fresh, u.m. Cat £1800 £
8185Great 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 US3 £
8295Great Britain - QEII (decimal)1973 INIGO JONES 3p and 5p central vignette proofs, each in sheets of four se-tenant pairs on gummed paper (160 x 225 mm), fine unmounted mint, ex the printers archive. (2 sheets) £
8296Great Britain - QEII (decimal)1973 INIGO JONES UNIQUE Rosaline Dease original hand drawn first rough sketch artwork affixed to her headed notepaper, numbered 1-5, and comprising 3p Covent Garden; 9p (changed to 5p) Country House, Prince's Lodgings, Newmarket; 7½p (changed to 5p) Costumes; 9p (changed to 7½p, and again to 5p) Theatre Oberson's Palace; and 5p Banqueting House, Whitehall. Each in sepia ink with various violet and red notes on the paper surrounding them. A spectacular group. (5 items) £
8299Great 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 US £
8303Great Britain - QEII (decimal)MS1099h1979 Rowland Hill min sheet, with ROSINE OMITTED, fine and fresh, u.m. RARE. Cat £2000 £
8405Great 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 US £
8611Great 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 US £
8855Great Britain - BookletsBA21906 2s booklet complete, light wear to cover edges, very scarce. Cat £2200 US £
8861Great Britain - BookletsBB211921 3s booklet, edition 12, complete, cover wording slightly under inked, scarce. Cat £2400 US £
8865Great 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 US4 £
9954india23022005 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 US2 £
10957Labuan52a1894(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 US £
11111Leeward 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. US £
11138Libya131-431951 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 US3 £
11143Libya166-751951 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 US3 £
11154Liechtenstein1912-93 Mint and used collection in Schaubek printed album(approx 1,600) including 1921 Pictorial set to 1Fr mint, 1928 70th Anniv set mint(the 5Fr is toned), Rheinnot set mint, 1929 Prince Francis I set used, 1930 Air set mint, Pictorial values to 1Fr50 ex 1Fr20 mint or used, 1931 Zeppelin set mint, 1932 Youth set mint, 1933 Birthday set mint, 1933-35 set to 3Fr mint or used, 1934 Air set mint, 1936 Zeppelin set mint, 1939 Air set mint, high values set used, 1948 Air set used, 1949 Paintings set mint, then with most commem sets mint or used, 1955 2Fr brown, 3Fr green mint, some mini sheets, Officials, mainly fine Cat £10345 HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. £1150
11780Malaya - Perlis54a,55,55a1977-8 Harrison Butterflies set(3) fresh u.m., very fine, an extremely rare set missed by collectors and dealers at the time Cat £1256 £
12644Natal1859 to 1908 decent coll on Oriel leaves incl. 1859-60 1d unused and used, 3d, 1861/1861-2 3d 95) and 6d 92), 1862 1d used, 1863 1d unused and used, 1863-65 6d unused and used, 1867 1s unused and used, 1869 POSTAGE ovpts on 1d, 3d and 6d (4) plus forged 1s (SG 49), 1870 ovptd in green on 1s part o.g., 1870-73 ovptd POSTAGE vertically 1d, 3d and 6d unused no gum, plus at least two of each used, 1874-99 to 5s (2), 1875-76 small POSTAGE 1d, large POSTAGE 1d (both) and 6d all unused, 1877 ½d on 1d (2), 1877-79 1d on 6d violet (3, one unused) and on 6d rose, 1880 ½d mint, 1882-89 set to 6d (ex. 3d blue) o.g., later surcharges mint and used, 1902-03 1d to 2s6d mint, 1902 to £1.10s (fine) used, 1904-08 to 2s and 2s6d plus £1.10s with blue crayon manuscript set to 5s mint plus 5s used etc. Usual varied condition, but much is fine and a valuable lot. £1064
12742Netherlands1852-1993 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. Cat £9795 HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US £1175
12911New Guinea107,107a1918-22 Kangaroo 2½d 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 '½' 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 US £
12978New Zealand2871901 Mount Cook ½d 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. Cat £11520 HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US £
12979New Zealand2941902 Mount Cook ½d 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. Cat £9120 HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US £
14516Rhodesia1651910-13 Double Head £1 carnine red & bluish black, mint, some hinge remains, very fine for this Cat £1600 £
16459Sudan1932-52 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/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. US £2350
17022Transvaal Excellent substantial coll on Oriel gold-edged leaves, much duplication for shades and postmarks, incl. page of 1870-75 Arms with fresh fine used examples to 1s, 1877 (June) V.R. 1d ovpt. inverted (reprint?) unused plus 1s fine used, 1877 (Sept) used values to 6d (also 1879 V.R. 3d (2) used, 1878-80 recess to 6d o.g./unused, plus duplicated 1d to 2s used, 1885-93 Arms extensive range mint (various perfs) and used incl. £5 (4, one used, reprints?), 1885-93 surcharges incl. better, 1894-97 extensive wagon types incl. blocks, 1895 ½d on 1s surcharge inverted block of 4, double (o.g. and used pair), 'Pennij' mint and used (each central stamp in strip of 3), on 2½d inverted mint block of 4 and used single, 1900 VRI duplicated to £5 (reprint) incl. 5s and 10s handstamped SPECIMEN and ½d, 2½d, 6d and 2s6d with 'no stop after V' variety, 1902 set to 10s mint (ex. 3d), most with 2 or 3 of each value, used to 2s6d, 1904-08 used to £1 (2) etc. Also Pietersburg and Lydenburg ½d and 3d on 1d (2), 'as is', plus 2d on 4d registered postal stationary cut-out. A valuable lot, offered in its entirety with nothing removed and with potential for working up to the next level. (100's) £1400
17311United States of America1651873 Webster 15c yellow-orange, centred low, fine m.m. Scarce thus. Cat £2750 £
17505United States of America - Guam141899 Commodore Perry $1 black Type II fresh mint, heavily mounted otherwise fine and rare Cat £5500 US6 £
17518United States of America - Postal Stationery1853-1965 Collection of 'cut squares' on Scott printed leaves(approx 500 items) including Scott U1,U3-7 used, the scarce U5 is cut a little close, U11,U12 unused, U18 used, U15 entire used with NEVADA CITY 1858 cancel, U28 unused, U29 unused(cut close), U42 unused, U44 unused, U45 unused(cut to shape not counted in cat value), U66 unused(cut to shape, not counted), U68 used ditto, U69-71,73 unused, U88,U91 unused, U93 used, U105,U106 unused with large margins, U135 used, U197 unused, U198 used, U200 used(cut close), U211 unused, U293 entire unused, U337-40 unused, U345 unused, W435 unused, U436g,436h errors unused, U439g error carmine/blue Die 5 unused, U458h, U459h entire double surcharges unused, U475 unused, U476-8 unused, U481b error unused, U509B unused, U519a double surcharge unused entire, Airs, Officials inc UO 20 unused with PF(2008) certificate, UO71 used. An extaordinary lot in mainly fine condition, must have taken years to assemble, cat $10,675 Scott £2012
17519United States of America - Revenues1862-1964 Mint and used collection in large Scott Specialty album (approx 1,470) including regular Revenues with many better values, Documentary values to $1,000 (4), Future Delivery values to $1,000, Stock Transfer values to $1,000, $10,000, Duck Hunting Permit stamps 1942-64 issues complete used, Wine stamps inc $20,$50 Scott RE 56,58, $50 Scott RE 163 fine unused without perfin, $500 perfin Scott RE 166, Beer stamps inc Scott REA 14, REA 16 used, REA 97,99 usual faults, good range of later issues, Playing Cards, Silver Tax 1934 $1 to $10 ex $3, Tobacco Tax 1934 set used, Narcotics, Customs Fee 1887 set to 70c used, Motor Vehicle Tax, Distilled Spirits 1950 $1,000, Rectification Tax 1946 values to $1,000, War Savings 1917 $5 green unused(2), 1954 $5 sepia mint, Telegraph stamps, an interesting lot. HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. £1150
17992Burma181937 KGVI - 25r orange and blue, upright wmk. UM on white paper, no toning. Centred marginally to W, full perfs. Superb fresh colours - exceptional scarce example. Cat £1700 £
18088Great Britain - QV (line engraved)(2)1840 RAINBOW TRIAL 1d in reddish brown (State 1) with void corner, very fresh, unused. SG Spec. DP20. Cat £5500 £
18089Great Britain - QV (line engraved)11840 1d intense black, plate 1b, horizontal pair, TF-TG, superb margins all around, rich red MC cancels, fresh, extremely fine used. Cat. pro rata £1875. £
18095Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 8, MK, 4 good margins, full gum, fine m.m. Brandon Cert. (2006). Cat £12500 £
18097Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 6, TB, 4 small to huge margins, part marginal at bottom with inscription '…bel 1s/- Per Row o…', light red MC, very fresh, fine used. £
18106Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 2, TB, 4 small to good margins, with neat MAGENTA Maltese Cross, fine used. BPA Cert. (1996). Cat £3000 £
18108Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 6, JA, 4 small to huge margins, guide line in NE corner, full sheet margin at left with inscription '… words the RIGHT HAW…', bold suffused red MC, fresh, f.u. Scarce. £
18109Great Britain - QV (line engraved)21840 1d black, plate 1a, OB, 4 small to good margins, fresh, h/r, m.m. RPS Cert. (1970). Cat £18500 £
18112Great Britain - QV (line engraved)2g1840 1d black, plate 7, JG, 4 margins except just touched at NE corner, with MAGENTA Maltese Cross, fresh, fine used. Ex. Beresford BPA Cert. (2019) Cat £3000 £
18113Great Britain - QV (line engraved)31840 1d grey-black, plate 1a, IL, 4 margins (very close at left) with full sheet margin at right and inscription '…e the Labels ABOVE th…', full crisp red MC, fine used. £
18117Great Britain - QV (line engraved)41840 2d deep full blue, plate 1, horizontal pair, JJ-JK, neat margins all around, black MC cancels, fine used. Cat. pro rata £2500. £
18121Great Britain - QV (line engraved)41840 2d deep blue, plate 2, horizontal pair, GG-GH, good margins all around, crisp black MC cancels, very fresh, v.f.u. Cat. pro rata £3250. £
18123Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, horizontal pair, PA-PB, with WATERMARK INVERTED, margins cut into except large at top, neat black MC cancels, v.g.u. Scarce. Cat. £12,000 as two singles. £
18126Great Britain - QV (line engraved)51840 2d blue, plate 1, SH, 4 small margins, with neat RUBY Maltese Cross pmk, large dealer's handstamp on reverse, fine used. SG Spec. DS5uf. RARE. Cat £7000 £
18127Great Britain - QV (line engraved)5e1840 2d blue, plate 1, QK, 4 neat margins, full crisp BLUE Maltese Cross, corner crease and light vertical crease at left, lovely appearance, f.u. RARE. Cat £15000 £
18128Great Britain - QV (line engraved)5f1840 2d blue, plate 1, AH, 3 small margins, with light but distinct NUMBER 12 IN CROSS pmk, fine used. RARE. Cat £18000 £
18133Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red-brown, from 'black' plate 9, horizontal pair, IK-IL, good margins all around, fine mint. Scarce. Cat. £10,000+. Brandon (1999) and BPA (2013) Certs. £
18136Great Britain - QV (line engraved)71841 1d red-brown, from 'black' plate 11, LL, 4 margins (just clear at bottom right), light gum creases, m.m. RARE. Cat £8500 £
18139Great Britain - QV (line engraved)29a1855 Experimental printing on Neal’s Steam Press, accorded major SG catalogue listing status SG29a (SG Specialised C8(I)H 1d. red-brown, Die II, alphabet III, plate 22 imperforate, without gum (as catalogued), unused right hand sheet margin multiple block of 18 (3x6), lettered HJ/HL, MJ/ML, complete with full marginal inscription (including the desirable ‘rosette’) instructing the position to affix a stamp ‘above the address and towards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the letter’. (Nothing has changed 165 years later). Plates 22 (and 25) were used for an experimental printing on a Steam Press and were never officially issued. One sheet of each was found circa 1960 and was cut up. All imperforate examples extant come from these sheets, therefore this marginal rosette inscriptional multiple is unique. Condition report: The block has a horizontal crease through row ‘H’ and ‘M’ and is variously creased between the rows, aside of the lower row - none of which affect the very fine appearance of this block, closed marginal split through rosette. Holcombe 1993 colour photo-certificate of authenticity. Forming one of the most important pieces in the historic Sir Garwaine Baillie collection auctioned by Sotheby’s c.2006, the multiple realised c.£33,000= including buyer’s premium in that famous auction and currently catalogues SG£54,000= as singles (‘from’ £3,000 each), excluding multiple premium: what price the unique positional multiple? Reserved at £26,400= start price upon a £33,000 estimate. Perhaps a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most important pieces of classic British philately. Cat £54000 £
18158Great Britain - QV (surface printed)21840 1d black, plate 2 (very worn plate), SL, 4 margins but very close at left, doubled frame lines at top and right, with part of red CAMELFORD town postmark, incredibly fresh, v.f.u. Brandon Cert. (2006). SG Spec. AS15j, xb. RARE. Cat £18000 £
18174Great Britain - QV (surface printed)78a1862 ‘ABNORMAL’ 3d. rose (white dots), the unique north-west corner marginal number [218] block of four super full fresh substantially unmounted original gum, small central hinge remnant, otherwise previously hinged upper margin, superb colour, vertical/original gum creasing. Note mispositioned angled watermark frame. Perhaps the only intelligent way to acquire this major rarity otherwise catalogued £45,000 mint / £17,000 used as singles. Imperforate abnormal catalogues £5,500 each. As corner marginal number multiple estimated extrapolated SG catalogue value exceeds £30,000. Utterly unique, delightful appearance. Of the highest rarity. Cat £30000 £
18177Great Britain - QV (surface printed)781862-64 3d rose, with WHITE DOTS ADDED, plate 3, BE, clipped perfs at top, couple of faint tone spots, marginal, m.m. Cert available. RARE. Cat £45000 £
18183Great Britain - QV (surface printed)82a1862-64 4d pale rose, hair lines, IB, IMPERF, h/r, fine m.m. Brandon Cert. (1997). Scarce. Cat £2400 £
18186Great Britain - QV (surface printed)85a1862-64 6d lilac, with hair lines, CG, IMPERF WITH WATERMARK UPRIGHT, diagonal gum crease at bottom, fresh, heavy m.m. SG Spec. J72g. Scarcer than the wmk inverted variety. Cat £4750 £
18187Great Britain - QV (surface printed)85wi1862-64 6d lilac, with hair lines, DB, WATERMARK INVERTED, crease across top, light toning, m.m. Very scarce. Cat £8250 £
18190Great Britain - QV (surface printed)861862-64 9d bistre, PF, centred to NE, fine mint. Scarce. Cat £5800 £
18207Great Britain - QV (surface printed)971865-67 6d lilac, plate 6, CD, centred low, wing margin at right, fine m.m. Scarce. Cat £3800 £
18214Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1031867-80 3d rose, plate 7, BL, an IMPERF IMPRIMATUR, h/r, very fresh m.m. RPS Cert. (1968). Cat £2500 £
18223Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1101867-80 9d straw, GG, h/r, nice colour, fine m.m. Cat £2500 £
18230Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1131867-80 10d pale red-brown, plate 1, EL, centred to SW, h/r, m.m. Brandon Cert. (2006) Cat £3600 £
18236Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1191867-80 2s deep blue, FB, centred to NW, some lightly toned perfs, o.g. Scarce. Cat £5000 £
18239Great Britain - QV (surface printed)120b1867-80 2s pale/milky blue, HJ, the Plate 3 ABNORMAL LONDON district office cancel, sound, good used. SG Spec. J119. BPA Cert. (1936). RARE, only 47 examples recorded. Cat £16500 £
18242Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1281867-83 wmk Cross 10s greenish grey, AI, centred to NE, light full upright STOCKPORT cds, fine used. Cat £3200 £
18243Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, GF, off-centre to right, crisp central GLASGOW cds, fresh, v.f.u. Richter Cert. (1989) Cat £4500 £
18244Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1291867-83 wmk Cross £1 brown-lilac, AI, centred to top, full GLASGOW cds, excellent colour, v.f.u. Expertised PFENNINGER. Cat £4500 £
18245Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1311867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper 10s grey-green, CE, central CORNHILL B.O./E.C. cds, v.f.u. Cat. £7875 incl. premium. £
18246Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1321867-83 wmk Anchor blued paper £1 brown-lilac, FF, well centred, full BOROUGH B.O./HIGH ST. S.E. cds, fresh, v.f.u. Cat. £13,000 incl. premium. Scarce. £
18247Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1331867-83 blued paper £5 orange, BH, boxed violet parcel cancel and LIVERPOOL cds, early date of JY 14 82, fine used. SCARCE. Cat £12500 £
18248Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1341867-83 wmk Anchor 5s rose, BD, centred to bottom, neat LEEDS cds, fresh, v.f.u. Cat. £6650 incl. premium £
18249Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1341867-83 wmk Anchor 5s rose, DE, thinned at top, gum toning, m.m. RARE. Cat £28000 £
18250Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1351867-83 wmk Anchor 10s greenish grey, CC, well centred, neat full BRISTOL cds, pressed-out diagonal crease at bottom, very fresh, super appearance, f.u. Cat. £7000 incl. premium. Cat £7000 £
18251Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 £5 orange, BC, well centred, slightly oily central EDINBURGH cds, v.f.u. Cat. £6125 incl. premium. £
18252Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1371867-83 £5 orange, CG, centred to NE, a few light gum wrinkles, very fresh, very fine marginal mint. Exceptional Brandon Cert. (2014) Cat £12500 £
18261Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(141)1873-80 2½d rosy mauve, plate 13, AG, an IMPERF IMPRIMATUR from top of sheet (folded in margin above stamp), stamp itself is u.m. Fresh. Cat £2500 £
18263Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(141)1873-80 2½d, IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL IN BLUE, plate 15, OI, h/r, very fresh, m.m. RARE. Cat £4000 £
18264Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(147)1873-80 6d grey, plate 17, BJ, IMPERF IMPRIMATUR, very fresh, fine mint. Scarce. Cat £2750 £
18273Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1411873-80 2½d rosy mauve, plate 17, horizontal pair, BE-BF, centred to SE, fine m.m. Scarce. Cat £3400 £
18290Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1511873-80 1s orange-brown, plate 13, SD, wing margin at right, short gum crease at bottom and corner crease in wing margin, very fresh, l.m.m. Cat £4750 £
18291Great Britain - QV (surface printed)151wi1873-80 1s orange-brown, plate 13, PA, with WATERMARK INVERTED, well centred, small heavy thin at top, fresh m.m. RARE. Cat £11000 £
18293Great Britain - QV (surface printed)1521873-80 4d vermilion, plate 15, OD, centred to NE, very fresh, fine l.m.m. Cat £3000 £
18323Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(176)1883-84 blued paper 5s rose, EG, the IMPERF IMPRIMATUR, very fresh, fine m.m. Brandon Cert. (2020) Cat £4750 £
18328Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(188)1883-84 'COLOURED PAPER' SCHEME 1½d purple/grey, AF, with trial cancellation octagonal LONDON/30 JU (?), probably from W.H. Muloch, Confidential Enquiry Branch, centred to NE, v.g.u. Very scarce. Cat £1500 £
18329Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(188)1883-84 1½d, AC, IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL IN PURPLE on watermarked paper, top marginal (folded in margin), part o.g. Cat £2100 £
18334Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(189)1883-84 2d purple, COLOUR TRIAL IN BLUE-GREEN, on watermarked paper, CT, h/r, fine m.m. Cat £2100 £
18338Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(190)1883-84 2½d purple, IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL on watermarked paper, GT, very fresh, unused no gum. Cat £2100 £
18340Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(190)1883-84 2½d blue, IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL on watermarked paper, GT, slight toning at edge, part o.g. Cat £2100 £
18341Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(191)1883-84 3d dark purple, COLOUR TRIAL on watermarked paper, TF, centred to right, gum disturbance where hinge removed, fresh, part o.g. Cat £2100 £
18343Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(191)1883-84 3d green-grey, COLOUR TRIAL on watermarked paper, TC, gum disturbance, part o.g. Cat £2100 £
18344Great Britain - QV (surface printed)(191)1883-84 3d green, IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL on watermarked paper, TF, very fresh, unused no gum. Cat £2100 £
18348Great Britain - QV (surface printed)177s1883-84 blued paper 10s, DF, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, h/r, fresh m.m. SCARCE. BPA Cert. (1990) Cat £2850 £
18357Great Britain - QV (surface printed)182s1883-84 10s cobalt, IF, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, fresh, fine m.m. Scarce. Cat £3400 £
18358Great Britain - QV (surface printed)182s1883-84 10s cobalt, MA, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, gum bend and a few lightly toned perfs mentioned for accuracy, m.m. SCARCE. Cat £3400 £
18376Great Britain - QV (surface printed)185s1884 Crowns £1 brown-lilac, ND, ovptd. SPECIMEN Type 9, centred to SW, fine m.m. Cat £2800 £
18382Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 £1 (deep) green, QC, quite well centred, a few lightly toned perfs at top, good original shade, fine m.m. Cat £3500 £
18383Great Britain - QV (surface printed)2121891 £1 green, CD, centred to NE, very fresh, fine mint. Cat £3500 £
18464Great Britain - Covers - QV21840 1d black, plate 5, BJ, 4 small to large margins, tied to 26 Jan 1841 EL from Preston to Lancaster by MAGENTA Maltese Cross, very fine. SG Spec. AS25vd. RARE. BPA Cert. (2015). Cat £15000 £
18528Italy101865 5c grey, Turin printing mint (Sassone T16, €7000), two shorter perfs at base. £
18529Italy181865 20c on 15c dull blue type II, very fine mint (Sassone SA24, €17,500), signed Diena. Cat £8500 £
18531Italy211877 10c blue, a rare unmounted mint example, centered a litttle to lower right (Sassone SA27, €9000 for unmounted), with Diena 1964 certificate. £
18532Italy21a1877 10c deep blue, mint with some irregular or shorter perfs, (Sassone SA27, €4500), signed Brun and with Raybaudi 1997 certificate. £
18533Italy22a1877 20c orange, unmounted mint with very minor gum blemish (Sassone SA28a, €6500 for unmounted). £
18543Italy - Colonies - Eritrea100A1925-26 Royal Jubilee 1l. Blue perf. 13½, fine unmounted mint with good centering for these (Sassone 100, €48,000 for unmounted), signed Diena, Raybaudi and Buhler (this shows through to the margin at lower right), and with copy of Chavarello 1999 certificate. £
18544Italy - Colonies - Libya47a/611924-40 Pictorial issue, no watermark perf. 11, 1c, 2c, 5c, 15c, 30c, 50c, 1l. And 10l., superb unmounted mint marginal examples, (Sassone 58/65, cat. €12,000 for unmounted), with Colla 2017 certificate. (8 stamps) £
18545Italy - Colonies - LibyaE64a1927 EXPRESS LETTER 1l.25 on 60c sepia and red, surcharge inverted, superb unmounted mint, (Sassone 12b, €15,000 for unmounted), with Colla 2015 certificate, and two further expert pencil marks incl. Diena. £
18546Italy - Colonies - SomaliaP117/1181928-41 PARCEL POST 1l., 2l., 10l. and 20l. pairs with clear Sliten, Abbis Abbaba or Mogadiscio cancels (Sassone catalogue €10,850), the 1l. and 2l. (unpriced in SG) with Fiecchi 1978 certificate. (4 pairs) £
18547Italy - Colonies - Tripolitania197/E2031934 Oasis Flight set (Sassone 34/40, SA32, €5000, fine cds used, with certificates Oliva 1984 (for 10l. And 25l.), Sorani 2015 for 25l. (7 stamps) Cat £2000 £
18548Italy - Post Offices in Turkish Empire41874 'ESTERO' 10c dark ochre, fine mint (Sassone 5a, €6000), signed A. Diena and with 2018 Sottoriva certificate. £
18549Italy - Post Offices in Turkish Empire1909-20's a lovely mint collection with some unmounted (Sassone stated to cat €13,500+), with sets to high values, note Constantinople, Jerusalem, La Canea, Smyrna, Salonica, Janina etc, some signed Diena etc. (125 stamps) £1700
18550Italy - States - Lombardy & Venetia1850-57 10c black Shield, showing FULL OFFSET on reverse, very fine mint with four very good margins (Sassone 2f, €11,000). A rarity, ex. The Burrus collection, and with Colla 2000 certificate. £
18552Italy - States - Lombardy & Venetia1850-57 15c vermilion-red type I, mint with clear to large margins and large part gum (Sassone 3e, €7000), signed A and E Diena, and with Colla 2000 certificate. £
18554Italy - States - Lombardy & Venetia1859 15s blue type II mint (Sassone 32, €16,000), with large part gum, signed Kohler, Ghiglione, and with Colla 2000 certificate. £
18555Italy - States - Lombardy & Venetia1861-62 5s red, mint with almost full gum (Sassone SA33, €13,000), very fine and signed Bolaffi, A. Diena, and with Colla 2000 certificate. £
18556Italy - States - Modena9e1852 5c green, LYING 'E' (Sassone 7l, €10,000), with four good margins and neatly cancelled, ex. Burrus collection, and with Colla 1998 certificate. A great rarity ! £
18558Italy - States - Papal States1868 40c yellow (Sassone 29a, €35,000++, not the common lemon-yellow shade), a rare vertical block of six, two without stop after figures, fine mint with the lower four being unmounted mint, with Raybaudi 1983 and Chiavarello 1994 certificates. A major rarity ex. The famous Burrus collection. £
18559Italy - States - Parma29a1859 10c brown, figure '1' inverted, mint with large part gum (Sassone14b, €4000), multiple signed incl. Diena and Tosto, and with Dr Avi 2006 certificate. £
18687New Zealand1111864-71 Chalon Head P12.5 wmk large star 1d pale orange-vermilion, REMARKABLE TOP HALF SHEET of 120, unused with very large part gum, re-entries as per Campbell Paterson, creasing and aging as to be expected from a unique item. Originally purchased 50 years ago from Campbell Paterson in 1970. Original Invoice (and letter) for £350 paid accompanies (SG 111) now SG Catalogued £36,000 as singles. Interestingly SG111 catalogued £6 each in 1970, now catalogues £300 each. What value can be placed upon this unique survivor. Try finding a replacement with original gum! Unique Exhibition piece. Cat £36000 HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. £