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  • St. Vincent 1885-93 6d violet, watermark CA, peforations 14
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    St. Vincent 1885-93 6d violet, watermark CA, peforations 14

    £3,950.00

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    St. Vincent 1885-93 6d violet, watermark CA, perforations 14 (comb), SG52. An upper left corner block of 4 with brilliant original gum (three stamps unmounted).

    Only 55 sheets were printed, some of which were overprinted for revenue purposes. A very rare and beautiful multiple, considerably finer than the upper right block (ex Jaffe and Bessemer) which realised £5,400 in March 2006 at auction.

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  • Sudan 1935  group of three registered covers from Khartoum to England SG59/66
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    Sudan 1935 (26 JA) group of three registered covers from Khartoum to England, together bearing Gordon short set of 8 to 20p, tied by fine to very fine strikes of registered oval date stamps. Each with registration label on face (consecutive numbers), and with Khartoum, Shellal-Halfa T.P.O. and Richmond, Surrey backstamps. Scarce and most attractive. Cover. SG 59/66

  • Swaziland 1948 Royal Silver Wedding set in blocks of 4 SG46/7

    Swaziland 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 46/7

  • TASMANIA 1854 Perkins Bacon die proofs (SG14,15,17)
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    TASMANIA 1854 Perkins Bacon die proofs (SG14,15,17)

    £15,000.00

     

    1854 (June - Sept) Perkins Bacon original die proofs for the 1855 'VAN DIEMENS LAND' 1d (39x45mm), 2d (29x34mm) and 4d (30x35mm) values.

    In black on India paper, affixed to card, the 1d particularly large (with the edge of the India paper visible at right).

    A beautiful set of the highest rarity.

    The 4d is Ex Sebastian Earl Collection (Christie's Geneva 25/4/80, lot 2084, realised CHF 5500).

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item. 

     

  • Tobago 1879 £1 mauve (Unused) SG6
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    Tobago 1879 £1 mauve (Unused) SG6

    £4,250.00

    Tobago 1879 £1 mauve, watermark CC, brilliant quality mint example with large part original gum, SG6.

    Typical centring for this issue but wonderfully fresh and rarely seen so fine. Choice quality for this key stamp.

    Signed Champion and Bloch.

    Accompanied with a British Philatelic Association (BPA) Certificate of Authenticity (1977).

    Previously handled and sold by stamp dealers, Stanley Gibbons. The SG catalogue price is £4,500.

     

  • Trinidad and Tobago 1938-44 1c to $4.80 rose-carmine set of 14, SG246/256

    Trinidad and Tobago King George VI 1938-44 Watermark Multiple Script 1c to $4.80 rose-carmine set of 14, SG246/256.

    A fine quality lightly mounted set with fresh colours.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £110.

  • Tristan Da Cunha 1918 Cover to Guildford (SGC1)
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    Tristan Da Cunha 1918 Cover to Guildford (SGC1)

    £4,000.00

    1918 cover to Guildford, carried on board the 'Southern Sea' which arrived at the island on 13 November 1918.

    Cancelled with a very fine strike of type I cachet in violet, franked at 1d rate by a horizontal pair of Great Britain 1912-24 ½d green, tied on arrival by two strikes of 'F.S. 62 / LONDON' circular date stamps dated '27 JA 19'.

    Exceptional quality for a Type I cover, and rare thus.

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item.

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  • Tristan Da Cunha 1929 stampless cover to USA (SGC7)
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    Tristan Da Cunha 1929 stampless cover to USA (SGC7)

    £6,500.00

    Tristan Da Cunha 1929 stampless cover to the USA, carried on board the 'Halesius' which arrived at Tristan Da Cunha on 24 May, with two very fine strikes of the rare type Va cachet in magenta (as type V, but without break in inner ring, and damaged 'T', 'C' and 'N'), 'T' in circle between.

    Also a London paquebot transit circular date stamp dated '26 JU 29' at the upper right, and a 'New York Due/ 10 / CENTS' paired circles at lower left. 'JUL 8 1929' receiving H/S on reverse.

    Trivial peripheral blemishes mentioned for accuracy, still superb.

    Probably the finest of the six covers (and the first to be discovered) recorded by Crabb, which mostly have faint strikes.

    Illustrated on p.195 of Crabb's 'The History and Postal History of Tristan da Cunha'.

    Ex Jack Cole Collection (Stanley Gibbons Auctions 30/10/98, lot 188). Also an ex Stanley Gibbons stock item.

     

  • Tristan Da Cunha 1952 (1 Jan) SG135a/140 and SG149/151, 1/2d to 10s purple, SG1/12

    Tristan Da Cunha King George VI 1952 (1 Jan) SG135a/140 and SG149/151 overprinted with 'TRISTAN DA CUNHA', 1/2d to 10s purple, SG1/12.

    A fine quality lightly mounted set in lovely condition.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £140.

  • Turks and Caicos Islands 1950 King George VI ½d to 10s black and violet set of 13, SG221/233.
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    Turks and Caicos Islands King George VI 1950 ½d to 10s black and violet set of 13, SG221/233. A fine quality lightly hinged mint set with fresh colours. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £85.
  • Uganda 1895 (Nov) typewritten 20(c), SG38
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    Uganda 1895 (Nov) typewritten 20(c), SG38

    £8,250.00

    Uganda 1895 (Nov) typewritten 20(c) violet narrow letters, narrow stamp, SG38.

    A fine example with strong colour and large part borders except at left, tied by blue crayon cross to neat cover (green envelope) from Rev Martin Hall to Archdeacon Walker at Namirembe. Typical cover folds (almost certainly indicating carriage of mail by cleft stick) but choice quality for 'missionary' cover.

    Very rare, being one of only ten covers recorded with the November 1895 issue, from a total population of just 21 'typewritten' covers.

    Excellent provence, ex Trapnell, from the Walker family collection which preserved the Archdeacon's papers. 

  • USA 1909 3c deep violet, SG366
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    USA 1909 3c deep violet, SG366

    £2,500.00

    USA 1909 3c "George Washington" Deep violet (Experimental printing on bluish "rag" paper.) SG366. A very fine, well centred and fresh unused original gum example of this scarce experimental printing.

    Approximately only 4,000 were printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

    Accompanied with a photocopy of a 1964 Philatelic Foundation (PF) Certificate of Authenticity from which this single was taken.

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  • Victoria 1886-96 £5 pale blue and maroon SG324
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    Victoria 1886-96 £5 pale blue and maroon SG324

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    Victoria 1886-96 £5 pale blue and maroon, cancelled-to-order with the special 'MELBOURNE' circular date stamp, dated 'MR 6 97'. Very fine. Used. SG 324

  • Zanzibar 1865-73 India 2a SGZ40,42/3
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    Zanzibar 1865-73 India 2a SGZ40,42/3

    £115.00

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    Zanzibar 1865-73 India 2a, 8a, ½a, each with selected very fine strike of type Z4 'ZANZIBAR' squared circle (fours bars at corners), year omitted except 2a ('85'). A choice trio. Cancel. SG Z40,42/3 

  • Zanzibar 1866 India 4a green (die I) and 1873 ½a blue SGZ13,16
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    Zanzibar 1866 India 4a green (die I) and 1873 ½a blue, tied to piece by very fine complete strike of type Z2 'BRITISH P.O. ZANZIBAR/'B' in square of bars' duplex. Insignificant traces of toning mentioned for accuracy, still a lovely item. Usage of the 4a die I in Zanzibar is very scarce. Cancel. SG Z13,16

  • Zanzibar 1891 cover FRONT to 'Basil Wood Walker SGZ70
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    Zanzibar 1891 cover FRONT to 'Basil Wood Walker SGZ70

    £150.00

    Zanzibar 1891 (AU 10) cover FRONT to 'Basil Wood Walker, London', franked by India 1882-90 4a 6p yellow-green, tied by very fine strike of type Z5 'ZANZIBAR' squared circle. Apart from the addressee, several clues indicate that this item emanates from Uganda; a recipient's docket 'dated up to July 30', a blue crayon '1' under the stamp, and a part violet forwarding Cover. SG Z70. 

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  • Zanzibar 1899-1901 ½a and 1a indigo SG188a/9a
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    Zanzibar 1899-1901 ½a and 1a indigo SG188a/9a

    £275.00

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    Zanzibar 1899-1901 ½a and 1a indigo, watermark sideways, each in a block of 4 (the second left marginal), fresh large part original gum. Scarce. Mint. SG 188a/9a