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Postage Stamps

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  • Bushire 1915 (Sept) Coronation 10ch brown and deep green, SG21

    Bushire 1915 (Sept) Coronation 10ch brown and deep green, SG21. Very fine used example with part '13 X 15' circular date stamp. Only 66 issued. Accompanied by a Royal Philatelic Society certificate of Authenticity (1978). 

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  • Bushire 1915 (Sept) Coronation 3ch deep green, SG17
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    Bushire 1915 (Sept) Coronation 3ch deep green, SG17

    £1,200.00

    Bushire 1915 (Sept) Coronation 3ch deep green, SG17, tied to piece by nearly complete 'BOUCHIR (DEPART)' circular date stamp, dated '1 X 15'. Only 149 issued. Signed Zumstein and Holcombe.

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  • Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet on handmade wove SG9
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    Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet on handmade wove SG9

    £5,500.00

    Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet on handmade wove, three good to large margins but cut close (clear of inner frameline) at top, fresh UNUSED. Minor thin spot on reverse, but a very collectible example of this exceptionally rare stamp. Greene certificate (2002) as Scott 5. (SG catalogue price: £45,000) Unmounted Mint. SG 9

  • Canada 1868-90 12½c pale dull blue 'Large Queen', SG60c
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    Canada 1868-90 12½c pale dull blue 'Large Queen', SG60c

    £1,000.00

    Canada 1868-90 12½c pale dull blue 'Large Queen', SG60c, medium wove paper. Well-centred example with lovely colour, brilliant large part original gum. Choice quality and rarely found in such fine condition.

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  • Canada 1897 Jubilee $1 lake SG136
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    Canada 1897 Jubilee $1 lake SG136

    £495.00

    Canada 1897 Jubilee $1 lake, original gum. Trivial gum wrinkles and disturbances mentioned for accuracy but superb appearance with lovely colour and exceptional centring. Very scarce thus. Unmounted Mint. SG 136

  • Canada 1897 Jubilee $5 olive-green SG140
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    Canada 1897 Jubilee $5 olive-green SG140

    £1,400.00

    Canada 1897 Jubilee $5 olive-green, fresh and well-centred, large part original gum. Seldom seen in such fine condition. Mint. SG 140

  • 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 1928-29 50c 'Bluenose' SG284
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    Canada 1928-29 50c 'Bluenose' SG284

    £195.00

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    Canada 1928-29 50c 'Bluenose', nicely centred block of 4, lightly cancelled by individual fine strikes of Montreal circular date stamps, dated '5 JUL 39'. Folded perforations (causing minor separation at top), and trivial bends, but a scarce and most attractive block of this popular stamp. Used. SG 284
  • Canada: Airmail first flights Canada/Belgium 1938
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    Canada: Airmail first flights Canada/Belgium 1938

    £125.00

    Three maiden flight airmail letters for first flights in Canada, first official flight from Belgium.

    1. Canada Air Mail, first flight Vancouver – Quesnel, First Narrows Bridge (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used, SG371
    2. 2. Canada Air Mail, first flight Vancouver - Quesnel, First Narrows Bridge (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used on cover, SG371 & Belgium 1938 35c + 5c green, Church of Koekelberg 1.6.38 fine used on cover, Michel472)
    3. Canada Air Mail, first flight Vancouver – Fort St. John, Brockton Point (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used on cover, SG371 & Belgium 1938 35c + 5c green, Church of Koekelberg 1.6.38 fine used on cover, Michel472)
    4. Trans Canada Air Mail, first flight Winnipeg – Ottawa, Discovery of the West (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used on cover, SG371 & Belgium 1938 40c + 5c brown, Prince Albert series 10.12.38 fine used on cover, Michel491)

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  • Cape of Good Hope Used 1855-63 6d (pale) rose-lilac SG7
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    Cape of Good Hope Used 1855-63 6d (pale) rose-lilac SG7

    £275.00

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    1855-63 6d (pale) rose-lilac, intermediate shade, large to very large margins, used with part triangular cancel (which leaves "Hope" virtually clear) and trace of red cancel. An impressively large example with strong colour.
  • Cayman Islands 1932 Centenary short set of 7 to 3d in imprint blocks of 4 SG84/90

    Cayman Islands 1932 Centenary short set of 7 to 3d in imprint blocks of 4, fresh unmounted original gum. Very fine and most attractive. Unmounted Mint. SG 84/90

  • Ceylon 1857-59 1s SG10
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    Ceylon 1857-59 1s SG10

    £125.00

    Ceylon 1857-59 1s, imperforate plate proof in black on wove. Large margins and very fine. Proof. SG 10

  • Ceylon 1859 SG12 2s dull blue
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    Ceylon 1859 SG12 2s dull blue

    £650.00

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    CEYLON 1859 SG12 2s dull blue. Superb four margin example of this scarce stamp. Accompanied by a British Philatelic Association certificate of authenticity. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £1,300.
  • Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown SG40
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    Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown SG40

    £1,800.00

    Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown, no watermark, perf 13, fresh and well-centred, large part original gum. A rarity in such fine condition, with lovely colour. Accompanied with British Philatelic Association certificate (1996). Mint. SG 40

  • Ceylon 1921-32 Script watermark SG342w
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    Ceylon 1921-32 Script watermark SG342w

    £80.00

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    Ceylon 1921-32 Script watermark, 6c carmine-red, variety watermark inverted, unmounted original gum, block of 4. Unmounted Mint. SG 342w

  • 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)

     

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

    Well-centred with lovely fresh colour, original gum, the odd shortish perforation, still very fine, and 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 £5,000.

     

  • China (Shanghai) 1893 surcharge type 21, ½c on half 5c vermilion horizontal pair

    China (Shanghai) 1893 surcharge type 21, ½c on half 5c vermilion horizontal pair, SG153b. The right stamp is with surcharge inverted as a fine used on small piece, scarce.

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  • China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress (first printing)

    China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress (first printing), set of 9 to 24ca rose-carmine with part to large part original gum. SG16/24.

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  • China 1912
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    China 1912 (14 Dec) "Commemorating the Republic" Yuan Shi-kai set of 12 to $5 slate, large part original gum. Mint. SG 254/65 

  • China 1912 (Mar) set of 15 to $5 myrtle and salmon with Shanghai republican overprint

    China 1912 (Mar) set of 15 to $5 myrtle and salmon with Shanghai republican overprint. Some of the stamps, including the $5 are rather heavily hinged, although fresh part to large part original gum. SG catalogue price: £2,500, SG192/206. 

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  • China 1949 (12 May) Yunnan province silver yuan surcharges
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    China 1949 (12 May) Yunnan province silver yuan surcharges

    £1,250.00

    China 1949 (12 May) Yunnan province silver yuan surcharges, set of 11 to $1.20 on $100,000 sage-green, including 4c on $20 and 12c on $200 chocolate with values in normal Chinese currency. A fine unused rare set without gum as issued. The last two stamps, in particular, are very scarce. SG1333/43. 

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  • China 1949 (July) Swechwan province silver yuan surcharges, 1c on $20,000 red Parcels Post

    China 1949 (July) Swechwan province silver yuan surcharges, 1c on $20,000 red Parcels Post. A fine used example and scarce. SGP1332. 

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  • China Dues 1911 5c brown (SGD171)
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    China Dues 1911 5c brown (SGD171)

    £1,000.00

    China Dues 1911 5c brown, unused without gum. Scarce. The SG catalogue price is £2,000. (SGD171)

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  • China People's Republic 1950 (July) surcharges on Sun Yat-sen NEP issue

    China People's Republic 1950 (July) surcharges on Sun Yat-sen NEP issue. Basic set of 14 to $400 on $300 blue-green, SG1436/49ex. Centring is a little variable although rarely seen so fresh and unused. (Catalogue value: £700).

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  • China People's Republic 1967 25th Anniversary of Mao's 'Talks on Literature and Art' set of 3

    China People's Republic 1967 25th Anniversary of Mao's "Talks on Literature and Art" set of 3, SG2359/61. Unmounted mint with full original gum and scarce.

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  • China People's Republic 1983 Scenes from the Western Chamber 2y miniature sheet
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    China People's Republic 1983 Scenes from the Western Chamber 2y miniature sheet. A unmounted mint example with full original gum. SGMS3241.

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  • China Port Arthur 1948 Guangdong Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition set of 2, $50 on 20f brown

    China Port Arthur 1948 Guangdong Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition set of 2, $50 on 20f brown, SGNE48/9. Light bend, fresh unmounted mint original gum example of the rarest of all the Port Arthur commemorative issues. 

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  • China Yunnan Province: 1929 Unification of China set of 4 to $1 scarlet SG21-24
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    China Yunnan Province: 1929 (28 Apr) Unification of China set of 4 to $1 scarlet, fresh unmounted mint. Only 6,000 of $1 overprinted. Unmounted Mint. SG21-24

  • Cyprus 1880  ½d rose SG1
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    Cyprus 1880 ½d rose SG1

    £3,000.00

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    Cyprus 1880 (1 Apr) ½d rose, type 1 overprint on GB, plate 19, lettered "JE" , fresh colour with above average centring, excellent perforations and full original gum (with just a trace of hingeing).
    Minor toning but an attractive and desirable example of this key rarity, much above average, with impressive provenance and associations, being the right stamp of the horizontal pair formerly in the Richardson collection (RL 6/7/1960, lot 157), which was once attached to the block of 4 in the Royal Collection. Only two sheets issued, and most were used. Accompanied with British Philatelic Association certificate (1971). (SG catalogue price: £5,000) Mint. SG 1
  • Cyprus 1924-28 £1 purple and black/red, SG102
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    Cyprus 1924-28 £1 purple and black/red, SG102

    £475.00

    Cyprus 1924-28 £1 purple and black/red, SG102, type 13, lower marginal with plate number. Very fine quality unmounted mint with full original gum. Exceptional.

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  • Cyprus 1925 Duty Die Proofs SG120, 122
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    Cyprus 1925 Duty Die Proofs SG120, 122

    £3,750.00

    Cyprus 1925 Duty Die Proofs SG120, 122

     

    For Sale: £3,750

     

    1925 (24 Aug to 2 Sep) duty die proofs for the new 1½pi and 2½pi plates (each with HORIZONTAL fraction bar), the unique and remarkably full documentation comprising three proofs of each value in different forms.

    The first pair are cut down (27-28 x 33-5mm) and affixed to separate cards (70 x 85mm) with matching M/S endorsements ('Cyprus Req 3947/1' at upper right, dated '28.8.25' at lower right, with 'appd/J Stanford/26/8' above).

    The second pair are stamp-size, and affixed to day book piece with M/S endorsements 'Aug 31st/120' and 'Sep 2nd/120' above, indicating date of striking the 120 leads for each plate. The third pair are matching 92x60mm cards, with 'AFTER/STRIKING' handstamped at lower right.

    An extraordinary assembly which could not be replicated, the first pair of a character not otherwise recorded for Cyprus, the day book piece ex RL Zurich 23/3/76, lot 209 (part).

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item.

     

  • Dominica 1935 Silver Jubilee set of 4 to 1s SG92s/5s
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    Dominica 1935 Silver Jubilee set of 4 to 1s SG92s/5s

    £160.00

    Dominica 1935 Silver Jubilee set of 4 to 1s, perforation 'SPECIMEN' (type D19), matching right marginal examples, brilliant unmounted original gum. Exceptional quality and very scarce thus. Specimen. SG 92s/5s

  • Falkland Islands 1878-79 4d grey-black SG2a
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    Falkland Islands 1878-79 4d grey-black SG2a

    £2,250.00

    Falkland Islands 1878-79 4d grey-black, from foot of sheet with imperforate margin, showing "FF" of papermaker's watermark, part original gum.
    Minor toning and gum disturbance, still fine for this with perforations and centring far above average. A rarity in unused condition, being the first such example we have handled for many years. (SG catalogue price: £3,750) Mint. SG 2a
  • Falkland Islands 1904-12, set of 8, Mint SG43-50
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    Falkland Islands 1904-12, set of 8, Mint SG43-50

    £325.00

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    Falkland Islands 1904-12, set of 8, SG43/50. A Fine Mint Set. The SG catalogue price is £475. 
  • Falkland Islands 1912-20 set of 10, Mint SG60-69
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    Falkland Islands 1912-20 set of 10, Mint SG60-69

    £700.00

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    Falkland Islands 1912-20, set of 10, SG60/9. A Superb Mint Set. The SG catalogue price is £1,000. 
  • Falkland Islands 1912-20 £1 black/red, SG69
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    Falkland Islands 1912-20 £1 black/red, SG69

    £550.00

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    Falkland Islands 1912-20 £1 black/red, SG69. Top marginal example with part centre guide (R1/4). Brilliant quality unmounted with original gum (hinge mark on face of margin only). Typical minor gum wrinkling but now very scarce unmounted. Only 3,600 copies sold.

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