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KENYA, UGANDA AND TANGANYIKA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1225 O 103b 103b, 1954 5c Chocolate and black, Vignette (dam) Inverted, watermark inverted as well, the celebrated unique example of this fascinating and storied invert, used, neat
portion of double circle town postmark, well centered, strong colors, couple#103b, 1954 5c Chocolate and black, Vignette (dam) Inverted, watermark inverted as well, the celebrated unique example of this fascinating and storied invert, used, neat portion of double circle town postmark, well centered, strong colors, couple of very mild horizontal creases of no importance, otherwise very fine.The Kenya "Inverted Dam" is one of the most important stamps of the world. Since its discovery by an eight year old in Elizabeth, N.J. over 47 years ago, this remains the only example ever found. The young boy, while sorting a mixture of stamps, noticed something was amiss with the black "center" of the stamp. The boy and his mother sought out the expert opinions of a couple of stamp dealers at the time, Vincent LaBar and the famous Herman Herst. What was inexplicable to all who examined the stamp is how such an error could occur. Of course, inverted centers can always be a possibility when two colors are printed separately, but typically the inverted center would then be mis-positioned on the stamp. And yet the inverted black printing (the dam) remains in the same position of the normally printed vignette. The stamp was submitted to the Royal Philatelic Society in 1960 and was put through a battery of tests, including being examined by the printers at Thomas De La Rue. All who examined the stamp are unanimous in their opinions that the stamp is genuine, but none can solve the mystery of the placement of the vignette.The famous international collector, the Ameer of Bahawalpur, purchased this stunning stamp from the young collector who discovered it, reportedly for $10,000.00, an enormous amount at the time. Later, Mr. Cunliffe acquired the stamp for his now legendary collection. An absolutely essential stamp for any number of serious philatelists - whether it be for the finest collection of inverted centers of the world, for the British Africa specialist or simply for the collector who seeks out stamps of extraordinary rarity and notoriety. Accompanied by the original 1960 RPS certificate (S.G. #167a; £25,000).In our opinion, given this stamp's unique status and importance, we firmly believe that the catalog values quoted in both Scott and Stanley Gibbons are terribly conservative and bear little relationship to its true value. There are many rare stamps in the British Commonwealth which catalog for considerably more and yet there are many more examples known. It will be fascinating to see what new value will be quoted in both Scott and Stanley Gibbons once the hammer falls on this exciting stamp. (Image) $25,000.00

SOLD for $57,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1226 O 108b 108b, 1954 30c Owen Falls Dam, Vignette (dam) Inverted, watermark inverted as well, an exceptionally attractive used example of this spectacular error showing the dam and
inscription inverted but properly placed in the design, light unobtrusive#108b, 1954 30c Owen Falls Dam, Vignette (dam) Inverted, watermark inverted as well, an exceptionally attractive used example of this spectacular error showing the dam and inscription inverted but properly placed in the design, light unobtrusive cancellation which does not obscure the error, well centered, strong colors, just a couple of trivial paper creases of no importance (as found on all existing examples), still very fine.Only three examples are recorded of this famous rarity (despite the Stanley Gibbons catalog stating there are only two). The example offered here from the Cunliffe collection was the first to be discovered in 1983 (nearly thirty years after its issuance) by a collector in the United States who found it in a stockbook among his duplicates. A second example was found in 1992 in a glassine containing common stamps and was auctioned in 1993 by Christies (described also as slight creasing). The third example, which we had the pleasure of selling in our September 2002 sale of the Peter Balner Collection of Inverted Centers of the World, was discovered in a mixture of common stamps in 1996 (and it too had a slight crease). The Balner example realized $14,850.00 (including the buyer's premium) against a then catalog value of $11,000.00 (£11,000 in Stanley Gibbons). Given the existence of both the 5c and 30c stamps from this series with the dam inverted, and yet in the appropriate position for a normal vignette, it is now thought that only one position in the sheet of 100 contained the inverted vignette. One of the great modern rarities of the world. Accompanied by a 1984 APS certificate (S.G. #171a; £17,000). (Image) $16,000.00

SOLD for $27,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
KOREA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1227 og 154a var., 155a var. 154a var., 155a var., 1951-52 500Wn KoreaItaly United Nations imperforate souvenir sheet of two, blue Country Emblems and Inscriptions Inverted, a most dramatic error sheet,
the first and only example of this we have ever seen, the souvenir she#154a var., 155a var., 1951-52 500Wn Korea/Italy United Nations imperforate souvenir sheet of two, blue Country Emblems and Inscriptions Inverted, a most dramatic error sheet, the first and only example of this we have ever seen, the souvenir sheet has irregular margins, only partial o.g. and creasing, suggesting that this is printer's waste, nonetheless an important piece for the inverted center or Korea specialist. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
LABUAN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1228 O J6a J6a, 1901 8 Red and black postage due, Center Inverted, overprint reading down, a handsome example of this rarity which is only known used (all are cancelled to order),
unobtrusive cancel confined to bottom right corner which allows for the comp#J6a, 1901 8 Red and black postage due, Center Inverted, overprint reading down, a handsome example of this rarity which is only known used (all are cancelled to order), unobtrusive cancel confined to bottom right corner which allows for the complete inverted center vignette to show, rich colors, centered just a bit to right as are all of the few known examples, cancel just slightly oily which only shows on the reverse, overall a fine and desirable example (S.G. #D6ba; £9,500). (Image) $11,500.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
LIBERIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1229 ogObl 35a/O67a 35aO67a, 1892-1912 Early Inverted Centers collectionaccumulation of 49 single stamps, plus 16 pairs or blocks of four, largely all different, includes many of the Scott listed
varieties (with catalog values up to $325.00 each), but also includ#35a/O67a, 1892-1912 Early Inverted Centers collection/accumulation of 49 single stamps, plus 16 pairs or blocks of four, largely all different, includes many of the Scott listed varieties (with catalog values up to $325.00 each), but also including a number of scarcer non-Scott listed stamps with inverted centers, some of which are imperforate as well, regular issues, registration stamps, postage dues and officials well represented, the latter includes overprint varieties in addition to having inverted centers, mostly mint with just a few used, o.g., fine-very fine; a wonderful specialist's lot containing stamps that are much harder to find today than they were years ago. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
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1230 og 37a 37a, 1892 8c Brown and black, Center Inverted, large well balanced margins, deep luxuriant colors, o.g., minor h.r., extremely fine.#37a, 1892 8c Brown and black, Center Inverted, large well balanced margins, deep luxuriant colors, o.g., minor h.r., extremely fine. (Image) $450.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1231 p 37a 37a, 1892 8c Brown and black, Center Inverted, exceptionally well centered example, with deep rich colors, tied to small piece by Monrovia c.d.s., the piece itself with
wrinkles and bends away from stamp, very fine much scarcer used than mint,#37a, 1892 8c Brown and black, Center Inverted, exceptionally well centered example, with deep rich colors, tied to small piece by Monrovia c.d.s., the piece itself with wrinkles and bends away from stamp, very fine; much scarcer used than mint, despite having the same catalog value. (Image) $450.00

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1232 nh 62a 62a, 1905 5c Ultramarine and black, Center Inverted, pristine mint example of this scarce invert, intensely rich colors, o.g., never hinged, fine only 60 are known to
exist.#62a, 1905 5c Ultramarine and black, Center Inverted, pristine mint example of this scarce invert, intensely rich colors, o.g., never hinged, fine; only 60 are known to exist. (Image) for hinged $700.00

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1233 og 101a-113 var. 101a-113 var., 1906 1c-$5.00 Pictorials, Centers Inverted, the complete set of eleven values as listed by Scott (the 30c does not exist inverted), also including the scarce
$5.00 high value with an inverted center which is not listed or priced i#101a-113 var., 1906 1c-$5.00 Pictorials, Centers Inverted, the complete set of eleven values as listed by Scott (the 30c does not exist inverted), also including the scarce $5.00 high value with an inverted center which is not listed or priced in Scott as such, wonderfully fresh colors throughout, o.g., mostly lightly hinged, $5.00 with minor h.r., fine-very fine; catalog value does not include the unlisted $5.00. (Image) $1,165.00+

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1234 nhbl 334 var., C68-69 var. 334 var., C68-69 var., 1952 3c, 25c and 50c Jehudi Ashman, Centers Inverted, the three values listed by Scott with inverted centers, each in a complete sheet of twenty, with
full sheet selvages and imprints, well centered, fresh colors, o.g., ne#334 var., C68-69 var., 1952 3c, 25c and 50c Jehudi Ashman, Centers Inverted, the three values listed by Scott with inverted centers, each in a complete sheet of twenty, with full sheet selvages and imprints, well centered, fresh colors, o.g., never hinged, very fine. (Image) $3,000.00+

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1235 nhbl 335 var. 335 var., 1952 10c Jehudi Ashman, Center Inverted, a complete sheet of twenty, with full sheet selvages and imprints, according to a note by Mr. Cunliffe this sheet
purportedly represents the only known copies of this value with an inverted cent#335 var., 1952 10c Jehudi Ashman, Center Inverted, a complete sheet of twenty, with full sheet selvages and imprints, according to a note by Mr. Cunliffe this sheet purportedly represents the only known copies of this value with an inverted center, unlisted in Scott as such, well centered, o.g., never hinged, very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1236 nh C69a var. C69a var., 1952 James Monroe and Jehudi Ashmun souvenir sheet of eight, a visually striking and scarce group of five souvenir sheets, each with a major error displayed,
including two with the Frame Inverted on the 25c air post stamp (catalog#C69a var., 1952 James Monroe and Jehudi Ashmun souvenir sheet of eight, a visually striking and scarce group of five souvenir sheets, each with a major error displayed, including two with the Frame Inverted on the 25c air post stamp (catalog $1,000.00 each in Sanabria), one of which has the frame shifted strongly, another with the 25c air post in pink rather than in the listed Lilac rose, one with the Frames Omitted on the 3c, 5c and 25c, and a fifth sheet with all of the Frames Omitted, o.g., never hinged, sheets with typical minor bends, overall very fine; one of the sheets with inverted frame on the 25c air post signed Sanabria. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
LIBYA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1237 c 24a 24a, 1921 15c Black brown and brown orange, Center Inverted, horizontal pair, along with singles or pairs from the same series with normal centers, tied to registered cover to
Tripoli by Derna17.11.21Cirenaica c.d.s., Tripoli arrival bkst.,#24a, 1921 15c Black brown and brown orange, Center Inverted, horizontal pair, along with singles or pairs from the same series with normal centers, tied to registered cover to Tripoli by "Derna/17.11.21/Cirenaica" c.d.s., Tripoli arrival bkst., some minor edge wear to cover, still quite fine and handsome; the inverted centers are rarely seen legitimately used on cover (Sassone #25c; as two used singles €650). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
1238 og 26a 26a, 1921 30c Black and black brown, Center Inverted, highly select mint example of this very scarce error, well centered, deep rich colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine
signed A. Diena (Sassone 27c Ç2,800).#26a, 1921 30c Black and black brown, Center Inverted, highly select mint example of this very scarce error, well centered, deep rich colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; signed A. Diena (Sassone #27c; €2,800). (Image) $2,400.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
LIECHTENSTEIN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1239 P 63 var. 63 var., 1921 25rp Rose red and black plate proof, Center Inverted, choice four-margined single, with huge balanced margins all around, deep luxuriant colors, extremely fine
and handsome a corner sheet-margin example of this proof with an inver#63 var., 1921 25rp Rose red and black plate proof, Center Inverted, choice four-margined single, with huge balanced margins all around, deep luxuriant colors, extremely fine and handsome; a corner sheet-margin example of this proof with an inverted center realized $1,100.00, plus the buyer's premium, in our September 2002 sale of the Peter Balner collection of inverted centers of the world (Michel #54 var.). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1240 P 68 var. 68 var., 1921 80rp Gray and black plate proof, Center Inverted, full top sheet-margin example of this scarce variety, with large to huge margins all around, extremely fine
(Michel 59 var.).#68 var., 1921 80rp Gray and black plate proof, Center Inverted, full top sheet-margin example of this scarce variety, with large to huge margins all around, extremely fine (Michel #59 var.). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1241 Pbl 68 var. 68 var., 1921 80rp Gray and black plate proof, Center Inverted, as above, this being a striking left sheet-margin block of four, large to huge margins all around, rich colors,
extremely fine and quite scarce (Michel 59 var.).#68 var., 1921 80rp Gray and black plate proof, Center Inverted, as above, this being a striking left sheet-margin block of four, large to huge margins all around, rich colors, extremely fine and quite scarce (Michel #59 var.). (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
LITHUANIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1242 ogObl 1-8, 7 var., 8 var. 1-8, 7 var., 8 var., 1918 10sk-50sk Black, first and second Vilnius printings, specialized group, all collected by Mr. Cunliffe as most positions on the sheets of twenty had
Inverted h in figure of values, includes ten examples of the firs#1-8, 7 var., 8 var., 1918 10sk-50sk Black, first and second Vilnius printings, specialized group, all collected by Mr. Cunliffe as most positions on the sheets of twenty had Inverted "h" in figure of values, includes ten examples of the first issue (mostly used), the second issue (five different values) in extremely scarce used complete sheets of twenty, with an extra 50sk sheet with a different cancellation, concluding with four rarely seen error printings on the 40sk and 50sk second issue, the 40sk being a used block of four with a strong double impression, three of the stamps with inverted "h", two pairs of the 50sk unused, all different positions, with double impressions and with one position in each pair with an inverted "h", and a single used 50sk that is printed on both sides, one side inverted to the other, each side showing the inverted "h", couple of trivial flaws, overall fine-very fine; an almost impossible group to duplicate; the catalog value of just the listed stamps is in excess of $4,500.00 (Michel #1-8, 7 var., 8 var.). (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1243 ogbl 1-2 1-2, 1918 10sk and 15sk Black, first Vilnius printing, thin figures of value, the first issues of the country in complete sheets of twenty (5x4) each, each with Inverted h in
written value figure in positions 2-4, 6-8, 10, 13 and 17-20, wi#1-2, 1918 10sk and 15sk Black, first Vilnius printing, thin figures of value, the first issues of the country in complete sheets of twenty (5x4) each, each with Inverted "h" in written value figure in positions 2-4, 6-8, 10, 13 and 17-20, without gum as issued, just a couple of separated perforations, 10sk sheet extremely well centered and very fine, the 15sk sheet fine-very fine; extremely rare as complete sheets, the first such set of sheets we have seen (Michel #1-2; €3,200+). (Image) $4,000.00+

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1244 ogbl 3-8 3-8, 1918 10sk-50sk Black, second Vilnius printing, thick figures of value, the full set of five different values in complete sheets of twenty (5x4) each, each with Inverted h
in written value figure in positions 2-4, 6-8, 10, 13 and 17-20#3-8, 1918 10sk-50sk Black, second Vilnius printing, thick figures of value, the full set of five different values in complete sheets of twenty (5x4) each, each with Inverted "h" in written value figure in positions 2-4, 6-8, 10, 13 and 17-20, without gum as issued, variable centering, just a few separated perforations, fine-very fine; another rare and unusual set of sheets (Michel #3-8; €4,800+). (Image) $4,460.00+

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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