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  • Aden 1949 Royal Silver Wedding 1½a and 10r SG30/1
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    Aden 1949 Royal Silver Wedding 1½a and 10r SG30/1

    £160.00 £80.00

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    Aden 1949 Royal Silver Wedding 1½a and 10r, in lower marginal blocks of 4, the 10r with imprint, unmounted original gum. Unmounted Mint. SG30/1

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  • Australia 1914 (March) Perkins Bacon 1d die proof, SG21
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    Australia 1914 (March) Perkins Bacon 1d die proof, SG21

    £10,000.00

    Australia King George V 1914 (March) Perkins Bacon 1d die proof, SG21, state 4 (the final approved state, with wattles now fully shaded and Emu re-engraved), i carmine-rose on surfaces card (125x95mm).

    Insignificant blemishes mentioned for accuracy (small crease at extreme NE corner of surround, trivial marks on reverse) but an important and most attractive proof of the highest rarity, being one of only 4 recorded full size proofs in this colour (including examples in the Royal and Australia Post collections), and endorsed 'final' in pencil on reverse. 

    Australian Stamp Catalogue No: 70 DP(14)Ba/c

  • Australia 1929-30 £2 black and rose SG114
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    Australia 1929-30 £2 black and rose SG114

    £4,250.00

    Australia 1929-30 £2 black and rose, watermark 7, very fresh and well-centred, large part original gum.

    A most attractive example of this key high value. Mint. SG 114. 

    The SG catalogue price is £4,500.

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  • Australia B.C.O.F. 1946-48 3d Purple-brown SG J3a
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    Australia B.C.O.F. 1946-48 3d Purple-brown SG J3a

    £2,750.00

    Australia B.C.O.F. 1946-48 3d Purple-brown, ERROR OPT DOUBLE, block of 4 from upper left corner of right pane, fine original gum (stamps unmounted). A spectacular and very rare multiple. Royal Philatelic Society Certificate (1982). SG J3a
  • Bahamas 1942 6d olive-green and light blue, SG169a
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    Bahamas 1942 6d olive-green and light blue, SG169a

    £1,350.00

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    Bahamas 1942 'Landfall of Columbus' 6d olive-green and light blue, SG169a. Commemorative stamp issue on the 450th anniversary of the landing of Columbus.

    Used pair with top stamp showing 'COIUMBUS' (R.5/2) variety, cancelled by fine strike from ''NASSAU BAHAMAS'' circular date stamp dated MAY 43.

    Other than a few short perforations, mentioned for accuracy, a fine quality example particularly pleasing with such fresh colour. 

    Used examples are rarer than mint examples for this difficult to find variety and scarcer as part of a pair.

    The SG catalogue price is £1,500.

  • SG118b/bd/be
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    Bermuda 1938-53 5s dull yellow-green and red/yellow, SG118b/bd/be perforation 14¼ LINE, lower right corner block of 4 with plate number, showing varieties 'Broken top right scroll' (R5/11) and 'Broken lower right scroll' (R5/12) on lower pair with original gum, (varieties unmounted).

    Typical lightly toned gum but a rare and attractive positional multiple. Only 200 sheets printed, with a high degree of postal usage.

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  • Bermuda 1943 (Mar) £1 purple and black/red, SG121cb
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    Bermuda 1943 (Mar) £1 purple and black/red, SG121cb

    £3,500.00

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    Bermuda 1943 (Mar) £1 purple and black/red, SG121cb.

    Very scarce printing variety of this King George VI high value issue showing shading omission from the top right scroll, 'blank scroll'.

    Very fine quality mint example with original gum and barely a trace of a hinge mark.

    The SG catalogue value is £4,000.

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    British Guiana 1850-51 "Cotton Reel" 12c. Blue, Used SG5

    £65,000.00

    British Guiana 1850-51 ‘Cotton Reel’. 12 Cents Black on Blue Wove Paper SG5. A superb used cut square example initialled ‘EDW’ (ight) with Demerara 29.4.51 circular date stamp. Probably the finest example in existence. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from the British Philatelic Association (BPA) and Peter Holcombe.
  • British Guiana 1850-51 12c black and indigo
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    British Guiana 1850-51 12c black and indigo "Cottonreel"

    £25,000.00

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    British Guiana 1850-51 12c black and indigo "Cotton Reel", type 'C' with thin frame, SG6. Indistinct MS initials, cut square with clear margins except frameline barely touched by "GU" of "GUIANA", neatly cancelled by large part "BERBICE" circular date stamp dated "DEC 6 1851".

    Typical paper blemishes characteristic of the coarse "sugar" paper (tiny pinholes and insignificant traces of thinning) but much above average for this classic rarity, whose primitive charm is best appreciated in strong sunlight. Accompanied with a clear Friedl certificate (1979) as Scott 5b. The SG catalogue price is £45,000. A rare opportunity to own what is of the world's great stamp rarities.

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  • British Virgin Islands 1883 (28 Feb) colour scheme proofs
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    British Virgin Islands 1883 (28 Feb) colour scheme proofs

    £3,950.00

    British Virgin Islands 1883 (28 Feb) colour scheme proofs (160 x 215mm, headed "Appendix" in miniature sheet and with handstamped date at upper right) submitted by De La Rue to the Crown Agents in response to an order for a new ½d value. The problem was that the current 1d keyplate was already in emerald-green (SG24), although "green" was now the international colour for a ½d stamp.

    To illustrate this, De La Rue affixed the current 1d (SG24) and 2½d (SG25) in the upper line, and IMPERFORATE ½d colour trials, watermark CA, in blue, carmine and green, below each item handstamped "CANCELLED" (type D7). In the event, the first printing of the ½d was in yellow, but the universal colours were adopted for the  ½d (green), 1d (carmine) and 2½d (blue) later in 1883-84. A unique and beautiful document with fantastic provenance, ex. J.L. Fredrick and De La Rue archives (The De La Rue Collection p.6506). 

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  • British Virgin Islands King George VI 1952 (15 Apr) set of 12, SG136/147.
    British Virgin Islands King George VI 1952 (15 Apr) 1c to $4.80 bright blue and carmine set of 12, SG136/147. A fine quality unmounted mint set being the last pictorial set during King George VI's reign. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £50.
  • Brunei Japanese OCC 1944 (11 May). SG J20a
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    Brunei Japanese OCC 1944 (11 May). SG J20a

    £9,500.00

    Brunei Japanese Occupation 1944 (11 May) $3 on 1c black, type 2 handstamp in orange-red on unoverprinted 1024-37 1c black, SGJ20a.

    Three separate handstamps were used to apply the overprint. One for the top line, one for the bottom and the third for the two central characters.

    A fine mint example with original gum.

    One of the great Japanese Occupation Rarities.

    Accompanied with a British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate of authenticity (1999) for pair of which this is the left-hand stamp.

    The SG catalogue price is £11,000.

  • Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet (slate grey) SG9
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    Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet (slate grey) SG9

    £5,950.00

    Canada 1852-57, handmade wove paper, 6d slate-violet (slate grey), Prince Albert, SG9.

    Good to large margins, mint example with re-distributed gum; faint horizontal crease and very small thin. Good impression with nice colour.

    A very collectable example of this exceptionally rare stamp and in better condition than most surviving examples.

    Accompanied with a Vincent Graves Green Certificate of Authenticity (2018). Scott #5.

    The SG catalogue value is £45,000.

  • Canada 1875-92 Registration Stamps, SGR1, R7a, R8/9
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    Canada 1875-92 Registration Stamps, SGR1, R7a, R8/9

    £1,950.00

    Canada 1875-92 Registration Stamps Unused in blocks of 4, SGR1, R7a, R8/9

    A fantastic and difficult to assemble collection of the earliest Registration stamps from Canada (2c, 5c and 8c) in fine quality blocks of four, the 2c and 8c blocks as marginal examples.

    Canada Registration stamps 2c orange marginal block of four from the foot of the sheet, SGR1. Large part Montreal imprint, large part original gum; one stamp with a tiny corner crease and some oxidisation on gum though remains of fine appearance.

    Canada Registration stamps 5c dull sea-green block of four, SGR7a. Fresh unused with large part original gum, the lower pair being unmounted mint. The upper pair each with a tiny thin speck, otherwise fine and an attractive multiple of this scarce shade.

    Canada Registration stamps 8c blue block of four from the lower right corner and showing trace of Montreal imprint, SGR8/9. A fine fresh example with large part original gum. A scarce multiple and highly attractive.

    The SG catalogue price for single example of all 12 stamps comes to a total value of £2,750. Consequently, the offer price of £1,950 is exceedingly attractive, particularly when factoring in the expected premium valuation associated with rarer blocks of four.

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  • Canada 1928-29 1c orange, 2c green, 5c violet, SG275/9var
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    Canada 1928-29 1c orange, 2c green, 5c violet, SG275/9var

    £3,250.00

    Canada 1928-29 1c orange, 2c green, 5c violet, SG275/9var, in matching imperforate blocks of 12 comprising two booklet panes of 6 (3x2) arranged tete-beche with narrow 4-5mm gutter between. Very fine with original gum, (trace of hingeing at centre of each block only). Spectacular and rare in this form.

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  • Canada 1942-48 War Effort set of 14 to $1 in IMPERFORATE pairs, SG375/88

    Canada 1942-48 War Effort set of 14 to $1 in IMPERFORATE pairs, SG375/88.

    A very fine set of mint original gum imperforate pairs from this famous Canadian stamp issue. All horizontal pairs except 12c (vertical from upper right corner of sheet), with 1c to 5c and 13c unmounted mint.

    A rare and most attractive set. 150 pairs existed of 5c, 100c of 1c to 4c and 8c, 50 each of 13c to $1.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £7,700. 

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  • Ceylon 1921-32 Script wmk 100r grey-black (SG359he)
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    Ceylon 1921-32 Script wmk 100r grey-black (SG359he)

    £4,250.00

    Ceylon 1921-32 Script wmk 100r grey-black (SG359he)1921-32 Script watermark 100r grey-black, variety 'Break in lines below left scroll' (R4/9).

    Well-centred very fine example with lovely fresh colour and original gum. The odd shortish perforation mentioned for accuracy only as this is a particularly prominent example of this variety.

    Very rare. Accompanied by a Sismondo Certificate of Authenticity (2011) incorrectly describes the shade as 'brownish grey', but gives the correct SG number.

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item with a Catalogue value of £5,500.

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  • China (Shanghai) 1893 (Dec). SG M1
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    China (Shanghai) 1893 (Dec). SG M1

    £4,000.00

    China (Shanghai) 1893 (Dec), Chungking Local Post "Pagoda and Junk" 2ca red-orange, perforations 12½, SGM1.

    Block of twenty comprising two complete lower rows of ten, margins largely intact except at lower right. Suffers from some characteristic gum toning, which is apparent on face in places, yet represents above average quality for this issue and surprisingly still retains full original gum across entire block of twenty stamps.

    This is a very rare multiple and the only block of twenty we have ever seen for this issue.

    Catalogue price is £5,000.

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  • China (Shanghai) 1896 Amoy Postage Due overprint in black, SGD14

    China (Shanghai) 1896 Amoy Postage Due overprint in black, 2c blue (stone I), SGD14.

    A fine quality marginal example. A couple of shortish perforations evident but benefiting from large part original gum.

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  • China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG 1/3
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    China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG 1/3

    £1,800.00

    China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange, thin paper, 2½mm spacing, each used by part to large part Chefoo seal in black. SG 1/3.

    A fine quality used set of the first stamp issue from the Chinese Empire.

  • China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG1/3
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    China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG1/3

    £3,500.00

    China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange, thin paper, 2½mm spacing, SG1/3.

    A fine quality set of the first stamp issues of the Chinese Empire. The first two are unused without gum, the 5ca with part original gum. 

  • China 1883 Candarins, SG7/9
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    China 1883 Candarins, SG7/9

    £1,400.00

    China 1883 "Candarins" thicker paper, 2 1/2mm spacing 1ca pale green, 3ca vermilion and 5ca chrome-yellow, SG7/9.

    The odd small imperfection but still lovely used examples of the first stamp issues from the Chinese Empire, each used by part sea in blue.

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  • China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress SG16/24
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    China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress SG16/24

    £1,100.00

    China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress (first printing), used set of 9 to 24ca rose-carmine, SG16/24. Some toning or other small faults (9ca pinhole) although others including the 5ca are largely in fine condition, each used by part to large part seal cancel. SG16/24

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £1,500.

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  • China 1897
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    China 1897 "Imperial Customs Post' Tokyo printing SG106

    £4,000.00

    China 1897 "Imperial Customs Post' Tokyo printing $2 orange and yellow, SG106.

    A fine mint example of this very scarce stamp with fresh colour. A couple of slightly short perforations with traces of original gum.

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  • China 1897 (Aug) Tokyo Tsukiji type foundry printing. SG104b

    China 1897 (Aug) Tokyo Tsukiji type foundry printing, 50c deep green error of colour, SG104b.

    A fine quality example with large part original gum and some typical light gum toning.

    The error arose with the 10c colour being used in error instead of the intended bright yellow-green of the 50c stamps.

    Very scarce with only 240 believed to have been issued.

  • China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red SG90
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    China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red SG90

    £1,800.00

    China 1897 (Jan) Revenues 4c on 3c deep red, 'large' surcharge as type 19, SG90.

    A pleasing quality example. Although rather heavily hinged, it is fresh and well centred with part original gum. 

  • China 1897 (Jan) set of 10 to 30c on 24ca rose-carmine, SG37/46

    China 1897 (Jan) set of 10 to 30c on 24ca rose-carmine, small figure surcharge on Dowager Empress, first printing, SG37/46. A fine quality mint set with large part original gum.

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  • China 1897 (Jan) small figure surch on Dowager first printing. SG37/46
    China 1897 (Jan) small figure surch on Dowager first printing, set of 10 t0 30c on 24ca rose-carmine, some light toning, 10c on 8c with defect at left, each used by part to large part Customs circular datestamp, dollar chop or Pa Kua (cat £1600) SG37/46
  • China 1897 (Jan) Small figure surcharge on Dowager Empress Issue. SG37/46

    China 1897 (Jan) Small figure surcharge on Dowager Empress Issue, set of 10 to 3c on 24ca rose-carmine, SG37/46. 

    A fine quality mint set with part to large part original gum. The 10c on 9ca has some perforation tones and is rather heavily hinged, yet overall quality of this difficult set is still better than average.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £4,500.

  • China 1897 (Mar) Large figure on Dowager Empress SG57/65
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    China 1897 (Mar) Large figure on Dowager Empress SG57/65

    £6,000.00

    China 1897 (Mar) Large figure on Dowager Empress, spaced 2.5mm, set of 9 to 30c on 24ca deep rose-red, SG57/65.

    A fine mint set with large part original gum.

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  • China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge. SG56
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    China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge. SG56

    £3,750.00

    China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, spaced 2½mm on Dowager first printing, 30c on 24ca rose-carmine, SG56.

    A faint bend and a hint of toning, however well centred with large margins, virtually full original gum and rarely seen in such quality.

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  • China 1897 (March) Large figure surch. SG57/65
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    China 1897 (March) Large figure surch. SG57/65

    £50,000.00

    China 1897 (March) Large figure surch, spaced on 2.5mm, on Dowager Empress (2nd printing), set of 9 to 30c on 24ca deep rose red in blocks of 4, some including 10c on 12c and 30c on 24a with sheet margin, a few light gum tones, however generally fresh and 30c on 24a particularly fine, large part to full original gum. A rare set in multiples. SG57/65
  • China 1897 (May) Dowager Empress third printing SG78d
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    China 1897 (May) Dowager Empress third printing SG78d

    £8,500.00

    China 1897 (May) large figure surcharge, 'spaced 1 1/2mm', on Dowager Empress third printing, 1/2c on 3ca dull yellow, variety surcharge spaced only 1/2mm. Fine used by a part dollar chop in blue. 

    The Dowager Empress stamps were the very first commemorative stamps issued by China to celebrate the 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, one of the most powerful women in the history of China.

    This stamp is a very rare variety of this popular stamp issue, with less than twenty examples being recorded. SG78d. 

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  • China 1897 (May), Large figure surcharge, SG67
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    China 1897 (May), Large figure surcharge, SG67

    £2,200.00

    China 1897 (May), Large figure surcharge, spaced 1½mm on 'Small Dragon' 2c on 3ca mauve, SG67.

    A fine quality example of this difficult stamp to find in good condition. Lightly toned with large part original gum.

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  • China 1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, SG33
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    China 1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, SG33

    £4,500.00

    China 1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, 24ca deep rose-red from unissued second printing from new stones, SG33.

    Rather heavily hinged with part original gum, but a very scarce stamp. 

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  • China 1897 Large figure surch, SG66/68
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    China 1897 Large figure surch, SG66/68

    £5,500.00

    China 1897 Large figure surcharge, 1½mm spacing on 'Small Dragons' set of 3 to 5c on 5ca olive-yellow tied to small piece by part Shanghai 'dollar chops', SG66/68.

    These stamps are rarely seen used and, despite some typical toning, this piece is a very fine early Chinese Empire rarity.