Sale 8

Spring 2017 Sale


Australia through Zanzibar
 
 
Lot Photo Description Bidding
Lot 241
o
Australian States: Tasmania, 1864-91 Perf 11 1/2 1 sh dull vermilion PAIR, neat _ LAUNCESTON JN 10/76 duplex cancels, perfectly centered, extremely fine, and rare multiple.
SG 141; £130. (Scott 34d).
Scott $140.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 243
o
Australia, 1917, Kangaroo and Map, 2½d deep indigo, Variety "1" of fraction omitted, light duplex cancel centered, very fine, R.P.S. Victoria Cert. (2015).
SG 36ba; £35,000. (Scott 46a).
Scott $50,000

One of the Rarest Stamps in Australia Philately
.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 244

Bermuda, 1938-51 George VI Perf 13 2 sh to £1 complete, 10 sh Perf 13x14, n.h., very fine.
SG £303 as o.g. (Scott 123-125, 126 var. 127, 128).
Scott $352 pro rata Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 245
o
Bechuanaland, 1885, "British Bechuanaland" on Cape of Good Hope 2d pale bister Error "missing B", lightly cancelled, small top right corner added, presentable copy of this great rarity, Inspected by D. Brandon.
SG 6a; £8,000. (Scott 7a).
Scott $5,500.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 246

Cape of Good Hope, Stampless cover: 1840 folded letter sheet to England, bearing 2- line COVE SHIP LETTER, manuscript "8", on reverse COWE OC 25 1840 transit and red London receiver. Stampless Cape covers are very rare.
Est. Cash Val. $250 - 300

Most likely a missionary cover as it is addressed to a Rev. Campbell and makes reference (in the partial letter) to schools in Wynberg and Rondebosch
.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 247
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1853 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 4d deep blue on deeply blued paper SQUARE PAIR, Pos. X4B/A (Die A 1/4 R "E" stroke), showing a lovely" ivory head", large to enormous margins all around, neatly cancelled, extremely fine.
SG 2; £550. (Scott 2).
Scott $750.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 248
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1858 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 1d deep rose red on cream-toned paper, head-free cancel good to maximum margins all around showing portion of adjacent stamp, extremely fine.
SG 5b. (Scott 3 var).
SG £375.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 249
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1855 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 4d blue on white paper position XIII 5B (just right "E" stroke), one of two Die B positions to show this, distinctive and rare red grid cancel, good to large margins all around, very fine.
SG 6. (Scott 4).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 125.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 250
o/
Cape of Good Hope, 1855 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 4d blue on white paper SQUARE PAIR, Position VII A/B, grid cancel large maximum margins all around with portion of adjacent stamp, extremely fine.
SG 6; £180. (Scott 4).
Scott $190.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 251
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1855 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 4d deep blue on white paper SQUARE PAIR, Position V 3 A/B, good to large margins all around, very fine.
SG 6; £180. (Scott 4b).
Scott $210.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 252
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1858 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 6d deep rose lilac on white paper, good margins all around, black grid and partial red cancels, very fine.
SG 7b; £400. (Scott 5a).
Scott $400.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 253
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1862 "Triangular", 6d slate violet on white paper, grid cancel, clear to enormous margins all around, very fine.
SG 7. (Scott 5 va).
SG £400.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 254
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1858 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 1s deep dark green, neat cancel, large margins all around, extremely fine, the very rare shade, seldom seen.
SG 8b; £550. (Scott 6a).
Scott $600.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 255
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1861 "Wood Blocks", 1d vermilion, 4p milky blue (deeper almost greenish blue) used, each in just one side, 4 p corner crease, otherwise sound, quite presentable and fresh colors.
SG 13,14; £4,750. (Scott 7,9).
Scott $5,750.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 256

Cape of Good Hope, 1863-64 "Triangular", De La Rue printing, 1d brown red, large to maximum margins all around showing substantial part of adjacent stamp at bottom, o.g., superb.
SG 18c; £650. (Scott 12b).
Scott $650.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 257

Cape of Good Hope, 1863-64 "Triangular", De La Rue printing, 4d deep blue Sheet Margin Block of Four Position IX 1/2 B/A, large to enormous margins all around, n.h. to very l.h.
SG 19a; £560. (Scott 13).
Scott $850

A lovely multiple
.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 258

Cape of Good Hope, 1863-64 "Triangular", De La Rue printing, 6d bright mauve SQUARE PAIR, original gum, large to very large margins all around, brilliant color, interesting strand of printers hair caught in gum. First we have seen, very fine.
SG 20; £500. (Scott 14).
Scott $850.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 259
o
Cape of Good Hope, 1863-64 "Triangular", De La Rue printing, 1s bright emerald green, light grid cancel, large margins to frame line just touched, almost very fine.
SG 21; £700. (Scott 15).
Scott $650.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 260
o
Cape of Good Hope, Issued in Mafeking: 1900 1 sh on 4p pale olive green, lightly cancelled, perfectly centered, very fine.
SG 5; £425. (Scott 166).
Scott $425.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 261

Great Britain, Transatlantic Cover Used to Nova Scotia: 1841, 1d red brown, good margins all around, extremely fine, tied by black grid boxed, "159" 1844 cancel (1st year) folded letter bearing manuscript "pr. packet" Acadia? and "1/", on reverse red GLASGOW DEC 2 1844 rectangular c.d.s. London DE4 transit and black HALIFAX DEC 19 1844 receiver.
SG 5. (Scott 3).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 262
o
Great Britain, 1840, 1d black J-A, Pl.5, neat black MC cancel, good to large margins all around, very fine.
SG 2; £375. (Scott 1).
Scott $320.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 263

Great Britain, 1841, 2d pale blue, "white lines", letter K-F, variety "guide line through value", lightly hinged, fresh proof-like color and impression, good margins all around, very fine, Brandon Cert. (2007).
SG 13; £9,500. (Scott 4a).
Scott $6,000

This example is superior to that in the Gross Collection
.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 264
o
Great Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, 5s rose on white paper, 10 sh ultramarine, neat c.d.s., cancels, well centered, very fine.
SG 180,183; £775. (Scott 108,190).
Scott $800.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 265

Great Britain, 1929, £1 P.U.C., barely l.h., fabulous centering and perforations, extremely fine.
SG 438; £750. (Scott 209).
Scott $800.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 266

Hong Kong, 1879 3c on 16c on unused white card with red printing, fresh bright card, very fine (Scott 35Ad).
Scott $475.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 267

Hong Kong, 1879 3¢ on 16¢ on unused white card (thinned and a touch toned) with red printing, Variety "short T", rare, fine (Scott 35Adf).
Scott $575 off card.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 268

Hong Kong, 1879 5¢ on 18¢ on unused blue card with black printing (adhesions and corner creases), Variety "short T", very rare combination (Scott 35Bhi).
Scott $525 off card.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 269

Hong Kong, 1879 5¢ on 18¢ on white card with blue printing variety additional Variety "short T", fresh bright card and very rare, very fine (Scott 35B var.).
Est. Cash Val. $500 - 550.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 270

Hong Kong, 1879 3¢ on 5¢ on 18¢ on unused white card with blue printing Variety "short T" and "VIA BRINDISI & LONDON" crossed off, a fresh and bright card, extremely rare and extremely fine (Scott 35Ci).
Scott $9,000.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 271

China AMOY, Used to Hungary: 1900 I.P.O. Registered picture postcard, bearing 1c pair and 2c Coiling Dragons tied by bi-lingual AMOY MAR 1 00 c.d.s, also pair of Hong Kong 2 c Victoria tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. cancels and large boxed "I.P.O." Card very fine but some adherances on reverse (Scott 36(2) Ch99(2),100).
Est. Cash Val. $400 - 450.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 272

China: CANTON, Used to Germany: 1899 I.P.O. Registered 1c Chinese postal card together with 1c and 2c Coiling Dragons, tied by bilingual CANTON 27 OCT 99 c.d.s., also 2 copies of Hong Kong 2c Victoria tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. cancels and 2 strikes of extremely rare small boxed "I.P.O.", Stettin receiver all on front card. Very fine.
Est. Cash Val. $400 - 450.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 273

Hong Kong, Postal History: The remainder of Four Victoria and 2 Edward covers and cards, former including 2 with blue "S1" to G.B. and Hong Kong, AMOY 10c to Chicago and China 1c card with Hong Kong 4c to England, latter Edward, 2 cards from Wei-Hai-Weh to England bearing 2c(2) and 4c. Nice group and a couple a little soiled.
Est. Cash Val. $1,000 - 1,250.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 274

Hong Kong, 1912-21, King George V, 1¢-$10 Complete Set of 16, majority of stamps n.h. including $10.00, fine to very fine.
SG 100/116; £2,000 as set of17. (Scott 109-124).
Scott $2,112.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 275
S
Hong Kong, 1938-52 George VI Issue, SPECIMENS Complete Set of 24, plus duplicates of later $1, $2, $5, l.h. to o.g. $1, $5 n.h. fine to very fine.
SG 140-162S. (Scott 154-166A vars.).
SG £2,750 for the set.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 276

Sarawak, 1948 Silver Wedding 8¢, $5 Corner Blocks of Four plus two singles, n.h., very fine.
SG 165,166; £288 as o.g. (Scott 174,175).
Scott $330.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 277
P
India, 1854 1/2 anna, Engraved Proof Essay STRIP of EIGHT, in black on parchment paper die sunk on card, extremely fine. Written on reverse "Given me by Sir Sidney Burrard, Surveyor General" with signature (Scott 2P).
Est. Cash Val. $500 - 750.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 278
S
India, 1854 Issue 4a red & blue, Sheet of TWELVE lithographed on yellowish wove paper (insignificant stain spots), with black SPECIMEN printed on reverse, the essay with no shading on neck bears the inverted head on the bottom right impression. Very impressive (Scott 6S).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 400.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 279
E
India, 1854 4a red & blue, Essay, Head Die III, Frame Die II, good margins, bright colors, very fine (Scott 4a).
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 280

India, 1855-64, Queen Victoria Typographed, 4a black, white paper, unused, well centered, no perforations touch, pin hole, almost very fine.
SG 45. (Scott 16).
SG £850.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 281

India, 1855-64 Queen Victoria 8a rose on white paper Die I, o.g. hinge remnant, extremely fine.
SG 48. (Scott 18).
SG £1,100.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 282

India, 1865-67 8p lilac Perf. 14 IMPRINT CORNER BLOCK of 20, o.g., never hinged except 6 stamps, fine.
SG 56; £260. (Scott 21).
Scott $200.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 283

India, 1868, Queen Victoria "Crown Colony" Issue, 8a rose Block of Nine, 7 stamps n.h., magnificent centering and freshness, extremely fine.
SG 73; £630 for o.g. (Scott 28).
Scott $405 for o.g.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 284

India, 1883, Queen Victoria "Empire" Issue, ½a blue green, DOUBLE IMPRESSION SHEET MARGIN COPY, o.g., small fault at top left, a wonderful and exhibitable example of the error, o.g.
SG 85a. (Scott 36a).
SG £1,700.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 285
/
India, 1882-87 1r grey BLOCK of 20, n.h. except 2 stamps, fine to very fine.
SG 101. (Scott 46).
SG £800 as o.g.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 286

India, 1898 1/4a on 1/2a green - TWO stamps Double Surcharge, o.g. some offset on gum, n.h. fine and very fine respectively.
SG 110a,b. (Scott 53a,b).
SG £1,500.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 287
/
India, 1911-22 Star Watermark 1r to 25r, n.h., with 3 extra 1r, n.h. 1 extra 2r, o.g., very fine.
SG 185, 187-91. (Scott 93-98).
SG £1,355 for o.g.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 288
/
India, 1921 9p on 1a 3 strips comprising "NINE-NINE" in pair with normal, l.h., "PIES-PIES"(2) n.h., and with gutter pair with normal, n.h., very fine.
SG 192, 192a,b; £390. (Scott 104a,b).
Scott $160.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 289

India, 1921 9p on 1a rose Double Surcharge fragile, MARGIN BLOCK OF FOUR, brown gum n.h. partial vertical perforation separation, fine.
SG 192c. (Scott 104c).
SG £1,200.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 290
/
India, 1922 1/4a on 1/2a green Surcharge Inverted, plus Pair without, n.h. and l.h. respectively, fine.
SG 195 a,b. (Scott 105a,b).
SG £487.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 291
P
India, 1925 DELHI SPECIMENS, printed on unwatermarked paper and perforated, prepared as examples of local printing for distribution to Central Legislative Assembly members, including two of the 2d values (out of six possible) and nine of he 1R values (out of 12 possible) typical tropical staining and faults, still presentable and very rare.
Est. Cash Val. $350 - 400.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 292
/
India, 1937, King George VI, Set of 18, n.h. to l.h., 25r n.h., some usual gum bends, fine to very fine.
SG 247-64. (Scott 151-167).
SG £600.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 293

India, 1948 Gandhi Set of Four, n.h., very fine.
SG 203-308. (Scott 203-206).
SG £425 as o.g.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 294

India, Officials 1971 5p green Used in Maharashtra State:, Refugee Relief overprint printed on reverse, Corner Margin Block of Four, without gum as issued, very fine (Scott 0163 var).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 295

India, Postal Tax: 1971 5p cerise Used in Maharashtra State:, Refuge Relief Overprint Double Print Pair, n.h., very fine (Scott RA2 var).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 296

India, 1975-88 Regular Issue 50p violet blue bottom sheet margin strip of 10 2 left stamps partial print and no print except for dot, n.h., very fine. Interesting error (Scott 679 var.).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 125.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 297

India, Postal History: Used to Aden: 1855 - 64, Queen Victoria Typographed, 4a black, white paper, tied by neat dark blue POON SP 26 62 duplex on folded letter sheet (some reverse tears) bearing manuscript "Stamped", on reverse, red BOMBAY SP2 _ 62 transit and STR. POINT 5 OCT62 ADEN receiver.
SG 45. (Scott 16).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 298

India, Used from England (Military) 1867 9a bistre wing margin copy, tied by BIRKENHEAD FE 9 70 #74 duplex, on reverse red LONDON transit SEA POST 27 2 70 transit, CANTONMENTS'S POST OFFICE and violet MEEAN MEER receiver.
SG 52.
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250

Addressed to Major G.C. Rowcroft 35th Regt. Native Infantry with "Bengal" used as synonymous with India
.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 299

India, Three Color Franking: 1882-87 1/2 a green, 1a maroon, 2a ultramarine, all fine, tied by "J" in bar cancels on fragile Registered folded letter sheet, bearing boxed Registered NUSSEERABAD marking, on reverse FATEHPUHP transit and SISKAR SEP 5 88 receiver. A rare 3-color internal franking (Scott 36,38,40).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 300

India, Used in Aden to France: 1882-87, Queen Victoria "Empire" Issue, 3a brown orange, tied by ADEN MAR 31 duplex on small envelope bearing red PARIS transit, on reverse SEA POST OFFICE 26 MAR 86 and PARIS transit and _____ PYRENEES receiver. Very rare destination for Aden.
SG 94. (Scott 41).
Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 301

India, Used to Chile: 1898 1/4 a on 1/2a green Block of Eight (some rubbing) tied by SEA POST OFFICE MY 20 99 c.d.s. strikes on reverse of 6 pies Registered Stationery, bearing on front boxed R BOMBAY, violet LONDON transit, manuscript "31" "623" and Valparaiso Registered Label, on reverse Valparaiso receiver. Rare destination and multiple.
SG 110. (Scott 53).
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 302

India, 1919 Indian Medical Gazette, Calcutta, magazine header dated CALCUTTA c.d.s. JUN5/1919(?), 2a dull violet paying the 2 annas 2nd class UPU newspaper rate, a scarce rate (Scott 84).
Est. Cash Val. $75 - 100.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 303

Indian States: Kishangar, 1866-70 1a red orange, tied on Registered native cover (couple of acid holes) with 3 copies of India 1865-67 2a brownish orange (some damage) tied on reverse by CASHMERE c.d.s. cover manuscript dated 25-7-72. Nice combination.
Est. Cash Val. $100 - 150.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 304

Ionian Islands, 1859, Queen Victoria (1d) blue, good to close margins all around, cancelled by pen-strokes on blue 1859 folded letter bearing blue CEFALONIA company oval and manuscript markings, on reverse TRIESTE 8-8 c.d.s. and VENEZIA 9-8 receiver, A. Diena Cert.(1967) and cover initialed A.D.
SG 2. (Scott 2).
SG £3,000

A very rare and attractive cover
.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 305

Mafia Island, (Tanganyika) G.R. Post 6 Cent Mafia violet handstamp, applied to envelope bearing ZANZIBAR JY9 15 destination c.d.s. excellent condition. Accompanied by O.Z.G.S. envelope with manuscript "Mafia Stamp". Very similar example in the Col. Danson Coll., Brandon Cert. (2016) "philatelic origin".
Est. Cash Val. $500 - 750

This handstamp was usually applied as surcharge on German East Africa Yacht stamps, but the P.O. had run out of stamps so the handstamp was applied to paper, then to the cover.

View details and enlarged photos
Lot 306

Malaya: Kelantan, 1937-40 set 15 complete, l.h., very fine (Scott 29-43).
Scott $1,011.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 307
o
Malaya: Pahang, 1891 "Two Cents" on 24c green, Scott type a, S.G. type 6, neat c.d.s. almost very fine, Brandon Cert.(2017).
SG 8; £1,200. (Scott 7).
Scott $1,300.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 308

Mauritius, 1848, "Post Paid", 1d red on bluish, worn impression Pos 1, lightly cancelled with grid and 2 pen strokes, good margins all around, very faint natural internal crease, fine, Sismondo Cert. (2016).
SG 18; £900. (Scott 5b).
Scott $850 Est. Cash Val. $150 - 200.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 309

New Zealand, 1856, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d blue on blue paper, lightly cancelled, good margins all around, very fine, R.P.S. Cert. (2000).
SG 5; £300. Campbell Paterson A2b(1). (Scott 5).
Scott $325.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 310

New Zealand, 1862, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d carmine vermilion, perf 13, unused, brilliant color and well centered, some short perforations, fine. A great New Zealand rarity, Odenweller Cert. (2015).
SG 69; £3,000. Campbell Paterson A1F(2). (Scott 16).
Scott $3,000.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 311
o
New Zealand, 1865, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 4d deep rose, perf 12½, very light grid cancel, well centered, very fine.
SG 119; £250. (Scott 34).
Scott $300.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 312
/o/
Orange Free State, 1902 V.R.I. 1 sh on 5sh on 5sh green, fine, together with 2½p (2) on 2p registry stationery, all tied by KROONSTAD 3 NO 02 O.R.C. c.d.s. strikes, to Vienna. Rare combination and destination, Brandon Cert. (2014).
SG 138,135. (Scott 60,55).
SG £240.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 313

Saudi Arabia, 1925 Jeddah 2-line blue overprint on 1922 "Kingdom" Issue 1/4 pi green FULL SHEET OF 50, never hinged except for 10 stamps with reinforcing hinges, very fine.
SG 79. (Scott L70).
SG £6,500.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 314

Saudi Arabia, Hejaz, 1925, Jeddah 2-line blue overprint on 1922 "Kingdom" Issue, 2pi claret, FULL SHEET OF 50, n.h. split into top and bottom panes of 35; thin on top margin and few wrinkles, o.g., never hinged.
SG 83. (Scott L73).
SG £9,000.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 315

South West Africa, 1923 £1 red & green VERTICAL BI-LINGUAL PAIR, neat LUDERITZ (Goldfields) cancels. Almost very fine. Most certainly postage for mailing gold, A.P.S. Cert. (1991) (Scott 15).
Scott $1,700.
View details and enlarged photos
Lot 316

Straits Settlements, 1867, Queen Victoria, 32¢ pale red, o.g., hinge remnant fresh and, fine.
SG 18; £650. (Scott 17).
Scott $675.
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 318

Zanzibar, 1913/1921 10r brown & green 3 stamps, watermark 47, watermark 4 on two copies, o.g., very fine (Scott 134, 175 (2)).
Scott $645.
View details and enlarged photo