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Malta
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1745 og S.G. #96 imageS.G. #96, 1919 10/- Black, watermarked multiple Crown and CA, a highly select mint example of this key rarity of Malta, being wonderfully fresh and crisp, with a razor-sharp impression on unusually bright paper, exceptionally well centered as well, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and quite choice; 1997 Brandon certificate (Scott #65; $3,250.00). (Image) £2,250

Closed or SOLD for $1,900.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1746 og S.G. #96 imageS.G. #96, 1919 10/- Black, watermarked multiple Crown and CA, handsome mint single, exceptionally rich color and a deeply etched impression, well centered, o.g., very mild natural gum bend, very fine; signed Bolaffi and A. Diena (Scott #65; $3,250.00). (Image) £2,250

Closed or SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1747 og S.G. #113b imageS.G. #113b, 1922 5/- Green and red on yellow, overprinted "Self-Government", broken crown and scroll variety, intense colors, o.g., l.h., very fine for this scarce variety (Scott #84 var.). (Image) £225

Closed or SOLD for $130.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1748 ogbl S.G. #211a, 212a imageS.G. #211a, 212a, 1935 2 1/2p and 6p Silver Jubilee, extra flagstaff varieties, the 2 1/2p variety the top stamp in a bottom left corner sheet-margin vertical pair, while the 6p variety is the top left stamp in a bottom left corner sheet-margin block of four, each quite fresh and well centered, o.g., very fine (Scott #185 var., 186 var.). (Image) £310+

Closed or SOLD for $120.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1749 og S.G. #2/320 S.G. #2/320, D1-20, Very comprehensive collection of over 300 stamps to 1964 on Lighthouse hingeless pages (with spaces for specialized material such as shade varieties), the collection begins with sixteen 1860-1882 1/2p stamps (including three unwatermarked), with a variety of shades, from 1885 on the collection appears complete less of course the rare 1919 10/- St. Paul, and there are several varieties including two 1902 "Pnney" errors and later shades, the early 1/2p stamps are in slightly mixed quality as always including some without gum, although this group appears above the norm, the later issues are o.g. and mainly fine-very fine (Scott #1/302, J1-20). Est. 1,000-1,500

Closed or SOLD for $1,900.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1750 og S.G. #3/654 S.G. #3/654, D1-39, Another mint collection of about 600 stamps in mounts on Scott pages, this one also quite comprehensive, lacking only a small number of stamps for completion per Scott, in fact it appears complete from 1925 on, and contains better earlier items such as the 1921-22 set complete to 10/- and the 1922 10/- "Self-Government" ovpt, almost all o.g. and with few exceptions fine-very fine (Scott #1/579, B1-41, C1-14, J1-39, MR1-2). Est. 750-1,000

Closed or SOLD for $1,400.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
Mauritius
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1751 og S.G. #26 imageS.G. #26, 1858 "FOUR-PENCE" arched surcharge on green on bluish, fresh mint example of this scarce stamp, four margins ranging from close at left to mostly large margins, deep rich color, large part o.g., nearly very fine for the issue (Scott #12; $675.00). (Image) £750

Closed or SOLD for $200.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1752 og S.G. #27 imageS.G. #27, 1858 (4p) Green on bluish, select mint single, four uniformly large margins, deep luxuriant color, o.g., extremely fine (Scott #9; $400.00). (Image) £425

Closed or SOLD for $325.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1753 og S.G. #32 imageS.G. #32, 1859 6p Blue, strong rich color, four ample to mostly large margins, large part o.g., very fine; signed A. Diena (Scott #18; $475.00). (Image) £550

Closed or SOLD for $500.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1754 ng S.G. #34 imageS.G. #34, 1859 1/- Vermilion, a lovely unused example of this rare stamp, featuring gorgeous intense color and four uniformly large margins, regummed, extremely fine; seldom encountered this choice; 1996 Brandon certificate (Scott #19; $1,900.00). (Image) £2,000

Closed or SOLD for $1,200.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1755 ng S.G. #40 imageS.G. #40, 1859 2p Deep blue on bluish, Sherwin printing, the so-called "Large Fillet Head", an enormously rare unused example of this important classic stamp, being one of just four known unused examples (plus there is one pair formerly in the Caspary collection), strikingly intense color and a highly detailed impression, margins range from just barely cutting at bottom left to mostly quite ample, there is a diagonal corner crease at bottom left which just slightly cracked the surface in a couple of places, however it has been expertly restored preserving this stamp's fine appearance; with only four unused examples in existence it could be literally decades before another copy becomes available for sale; signed Bartels and Pfenninger, as well as being accompanied by a 1995 Peter Holcombe certificate (Scott #15; $100,000.00). (Image) £99,999

Closed or SOLD for $15,000.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM
1756 ng S.G. #44b imageS.G. #44b, 1859 2p Pale blue on white laid paper, lithographed, a most impressive appearing unused example which shows extensive retouching, particularly below the word "TWO", enormous margins all around including a sizable sheet margin at right, strong fresh color, two very slight thin spots and paper has been faintly treated to remove some soiling, none of which affects this stamp's extremely fine appearance; listed but unpriced unused in Stanley Gibbons as the retouched variety, the retouched variety is priced used at a 50% premium over the normal price; 1989 Brandon certificate (Scott #17 var.; $1,500.00+). (Image) as normal stamp £1,500

Closed or SOLD for $1,150.00
Closing..Sep-16-2000, 09:00 AM

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