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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

    £3,950.00

    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. 

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  • Australia 1932 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' 5s SG143
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    Australia 1932 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' 5s SG143

    £200.00

    Australia 1932 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' 5s, fine cancelled-to-order. Used. SG 143

  • Bahamas 1919 3d black and brown SG105x
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    Bahamas 1919 3d black and brown SG105x

    £75.00

    Bahamas 1919 3d black and brown, type 15 'WAR TAX' overprint, variety watermark reversed, lower marginal, fine original gum. Unmounted Mint. SG 105x

  • Bahamas 1954-63 set of 16 to £1 SG201/16
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    Bahamas 1954-63 set of 16 to £1 SG201/16

    £100.00

    Bahamas 1954-63 set of 16 to £1, blocks of 4, fine used with central 'NASSAU' circular date stamps, dated '21 MAR 61'. Attractive. Used. SG 201/16

  • Basutoland 1948 Royal Silver Wedding

    Basutoland 1948 Royal Silver Wedding set in blocks of 4, the low value lower right corner with plate number, the high value with imprint, unmounted original gum. Unmounted Mint. SG 36/7

  • Bermuda 1924-32 2s6d black and red/blue SG89g
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    Bermuda 1924-32 2s6d black and red/blue SG89g

    £195.00

    Bermuda 1924-32 2s6d black and red/blue, Script watermark, horizontal pair from lower left corner of sheet with plate number (R5/1-2), very fine original gum. A scarce and most attractive positional piece. Unmounted Mint. SG 89g

  • British Guiana 1850-51
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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 4c on black orange 'Cottonreel' SG2
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    British Guiana 1850-51 4c on black orange 'Cottonreel' SG2

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    British Guiana 1850-51 4c on black orange 'Cottonreel', SG2.

    Violet M/S initials 'WHS' of W.H. Lortimer, cut round with frameline intact, affixed to piece by a wafer and tied by 1851 Demerara 'MR 20' circular datestamp. The method of affixation has caused minor wrinkles, but an attractive example of this classic rarity, with fresh colour.

    One of the great stamp rarities from the British Commonwealth. The renowned "Cotton Reel" stamps are named for their resemblance to the base of a cotton reel. Its primitive charm has resulted in it always being highly treasured by collectors.

    Accompanied with a Holcombe certificate of authenticity (1985).

    The SG catalogue price is £16,000.

  • 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.
  • 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 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 1862 5d lake-brown SG40
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    Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown SG40

    £1,800.00

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    Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown, no watermark, perforations 13, SG40.

    fresh and well-centred mint example with large part original gum. A rarity in such fine condition, with lovely colour.

    Accompanied with British Philatelic Association certificate of authenticity (1996).

    The SG catalogue price is £1,800. 

  • 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) 1865 antique numerals 8ca olive-green, SG4
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    China (Shanghai) 1865 antique numerals 8ca olive-green, 'CANDAREENS' plural, wove paper 8ca olive-green (printing 59), SG4.

    A fresh mint example with four large margins. It is extremely difficult to find better quality examples than this one.

    Being the first postage stamp issue from China, with the iconic 'Dragon' design, it is a stamp which will always be favoured by collectors.

  • 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 1878 3ca brown-red SG2
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    China 1878 3ca brown-red SG2

    £800.00

    China 1878 3ca brown-red, 2½mm spacing on thin paper, horizontal pair from setting 1,clichés 11-12, used by light CUSTOMS/NINGPO circular datestamp in blue, cliché 12 showing constant variety 'break in dragons' lower-right claw', left stamp minor imperfections (mentioned for accuracy), a scarce multiple. SG2
  • China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red SG7,8a
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    China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red SG7,8a

    £1,200.00

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    China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red, thicker paper, 2½mm spacing, rough perforations, SG7,8a.

    Lovely fresh examples, unused without gum.

    The SG catalogue price is £2,250.

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

    £2,500.00

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    China 1897 (Jan) 'Red Revenue' 4c on 3c deep red, 'large' surcharge as type 10, SG90.

    A fresh well centred example with large part original gum.

    The Red Revenue stamps are Qing Dynasty revenue stamps which were overprinted (surcharged) so as to be used as postage stamps in 1897. Their limited number, fine design and intaglio printing process make these stamps some of the most sought after in the world. 

  • 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 (Mar) large figure surcharge, SG57a
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    China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, SG57a

    £1,600.00

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    China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, spaced 21/2mm on Dowager Empress (2nd printing) 1/2c on 3ca yellow, upper marginal vertical pair, error imperforate horizontal, Unused  SG57a.

    The upper stamp has a thin patch which has caused a couple of tiny punctures, but with large part original gum. A very difficult error to find in good condition and this is a good representative example of this scarce error. 

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £4,250.

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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.

  • China 1897 small figure surcharges on 'small dragons', SG34/36

    China 1897 small figure surcharges on 'small dragons', set of 3 to 5c on 5ca olive-yellow, SG34/36.

    Mint set of 3 in fine quality, with large part original gum.

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  • China 1900 American Bank Note Company recess ptg 1000ca carmine. SG revenue
    China 1900 American Bank Note Company recess ptg 1000ca carmine, imperf example in upper right corner block of twelve with plate number 3, opt specimen in blue and punched, with additional large voilet h/s covering upper row 'return to'..ISSUE ROOM.. To be held for reference' from the ABNCo archives, attractive and scarce. SG revenue.
  • China 1912 Commemorating the Revolution, Sun Yat-sen set of 12. SG242/53

    China 1912 Commemorating the Revolution, Sun Yat-sen set of 12 to $5 slate, SG242/53.

    A fine quality mint and fresh set of this popular commemorative issue. The 16c is without gum and the $2 with a couple of short perforations. All other stamps in the set with large part original gum.

  • China 1913 London Waterlow printing SG D334a
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    China 1913 London Waterlow printing SG D334a

    £4,000.00

    China 1913 London Waterlow printing, 1c blue vertical pair with interpane margin at left, error imperforation between, SGD334a.

    A fresh quality mint example with large part original gum of this rare variety.