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BRITISH EMPIRE continued...

Covers & Postal History continued...
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
876 Gold Coast / Sierra Leone. 1888-1968 Covers and cards from Gold Coast (76) or Sierra Leone (26) including Specimen and unused registration envelopes, WW2 F.P.Os and censors, 1917 Gold Coast postcard to England with two 1d stamps (1d late fee?), etc., also 1915 Censored card from Lome with Togo 1d. (103).

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
877 K.U.T & Zanzibar. 1895-1959 Specimen, unused or used postal stationery from Zanzibar (17) or K.U.T (35), also WW1 Stampless O.A.S postcards (3), and a few stamped covers. (71).

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
878 Rhodesia / Nyasaland / Bechuanaland. 1888-c.1960 Covers and cards, mainly Specimen, unused or used postal stationery from Bechuanaland (14), Nyasaland (8) or Rhodesia (28), also some stamped covers. (77).

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Key Plate & General Colonial Proofs
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
879 image1879 First QV Key Plate, die 1 Master Die Proof in black on white glazed card, 20x24mm, applied to a small piece of card, fine and scarce. This Key Plate was used for nine colours, mostly in the West Indies, but including Cyprus and Natal. Photo on Page 128. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
880 imagec.1880 Die Proof of a Queen Victoria head in oval frame, uncleared surrounds, printed in green on white glazed card, 92x60mm. A fine De La Rue proof. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
881 image1890 "Postage and Revenue" Key Plate Master Die Proof in black on white glazed card, 21x25mm, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 128. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
882 imageRevenues. c.1891 "Revenue Revenue" Master Die Proof with blank value tablets, in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm. This Key Plate design was produced by De La Rue as part of their campaign to standardise colonial issues but was not adopted by any colony during the QV period; Seychelles later adopted the design, issuing stamps with the head of KEVII (see lots 884 & 1443) or KGV in this type. A rare Master proof. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
883 image1892 Piece cut from the De La Rue day book bearing Master Die Proofs of the "Postage & Revenue" and "Postage Postage" Key Plates in black on white glazed card, each 20x26mm, initialled "G.N", endorsed below "April 26, 60 from each die, 6 extra for repairs each die", further endorsed "no change, universal CA". A unique piece. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
884 imageRevenue. c.1901 Piece cut from the De La Rue day book, bearing KEVII "Revenue Revenue" Master Die Proof in black on glazed card, reduced to stamp size, endorsed "Nov. 15, 120 leads + 6 extra" and "no charge". A unique piece from the De La Rue archives. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
885 image1902 KEVII "Postage & Postage" Master Die Proof in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm. This design was used for Cayman Islands and Seychelles. A fine and scarce proof. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
886 image1902 KEVII "Africa Protectorate" high value type Master Die Proof with uncleared duty tablets and surround, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "10 OCT. 02", in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm, endorsed "Africa Protectorate. Original Die Plate". A scarce Master Proof, used for East Africa & Uganda, Nyasaland and Somaliland. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
887 image1902 KEVII "Africa Protectorate" high value type Master Die Proof, with uncleared duty tablets in black on white glazed card, 28x33mm, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 128. (Image1)

Est. £300-400

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
888 image1902 KEVII "Africa Protectorate" low value Master Die Proof with uncleared duty tablets, in black on white glazed card, 22x26mm. A fine and scarce proof, adopted by East Africa & Uganda, Nyasaland and Somaliland. Photo on Page 128. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
889 image1902 KEVII Head vignette die proof in an oval frame with black background, small size head used for East Africa & Uganda, Nyasaland and Somaliland, in black on white glazed card stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "29 NOV 02", 92x60mm. A fine and scarce proof. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
890 image1903 KEVII 5/- Master Proof with uncleared country tablet and surround in black on white glazed card, stamped "AFTER / HARDENING" and dated "22 JAN. 03", initialled "GCG", 92x60mm. This design was adopted by Antigua, Dominica and Montserrat. A fine and scarce proof. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
891 image1903 KEVII Head in oval frame, die proof in black on white glazed card stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "11 FEB. 03", 92x60mm. This head was used for the 5/- stamps of Antigua, Dominica and Montserrat. A fine and scarce proof. Photo on Page 126. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
892 image1903 KEVII Head in oval frame, die proof in black on white glazed card, dated "Feb. 11 1903" in pencil and initialled, 52x32mm. This head was used for the 5/- stamps of Antigua, Dominica and Montserrat. Photo on Page 128. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
893 image1907 KEVII "Nyasaland" type high value Key Plate, Master Die Proof with uncleared duty tablets and surround, in black on white glazed card stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "13 JUNE 07". One of the rarest of all general colonial proofs, adopted by Nyasaland and Straits Settlements. Photo included on Back Cover. (Image1)

Est. £1,200-1,500

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
894 image1907 KEVII "Nyasaland" type high value Key Plate design, die proof of KEVII head in oval frame, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "1 AUG 07", endorsed "Colonial Universal Key Die. Postage Size" in red ink, in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm. A fine and rare proof, used by Nyasaland and Straits Settlements. Photo on Page 126. (Image1)

Est. £600-700

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
895 image1907 Piece cut from the De La Rue day book, bearing a die proof of the KEVII head in oval frame, used for the "Nyasaland" type high value Key Plates (adopted by Nyasaland and Straits Settlements), the proof in black on white glazed card, reduced to 20x24mm endorsed "Nov 19, 120 leads & 6 extra" and "Universal, no charge, DLRs". A unique piece. Photo on Page 124. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
896 image1907 KEVII "Nyasaland" type high value Key Plate design, die proof of the complete vignette in black on white glazed card, dated "29 AUG 1907" and initialled, reduced to 60x51mm. Minor toning and small surface faults to the printed design, but an excessively scarce proof, used for Nyasaland and Straits Settlements. Photo on Page 126. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
897 image1907 KEVII "Nyasaland" type low value Key Plate design, Master Die Proof with uncleared duty tablets and surround, in black on white glazed card stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "22 MAY 07", 92x60mm. A rare colonial proof, adopted by Nyasaland, Straits Settlements and Jamaica. Photo on Page 126. (Image1)

Est. £900-1,200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
898 image1928 "Nyasaland" type high value Key Plate design, die proof of the frame with uncleared centre, duty plates and surround, in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm, numbered "2" and dated "30/8/28" in pencil. This new KGV die with "Postage Revenue" inscription included within the frame produced for the Leeward Islands 10/- and £1 issued in 1928, also adopted by Bermuda and Ceylon. Photo on Page 126. (Image1)

Est. £600-700

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

ANTARCTIC

Antarctic
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
899 image1903 (Dec 23) Picture postcard franked 1d, from Edinburgh to "Dr Pirie, S.S Discovery, Scottish Antarctic Expedition, Falkland Islands, near South Pole", with "FALKLAND / ISLANDS" c.d.s (Jan 04) and violet "ORCADOS DEL SUD / 20 FEB 1904 / DISTRITO 24 (GALLEGOS)". A fine example of this scarce c.d.s, on a card to Expedition member Dr Pirie, surgeon on the "Scotia". Photo on Page 130. (Image1)

Est. £600-700

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
900 image1911 (Dec 16) Picture postcard of the Sudpolarschiff "Deutschland" posted from South Georgia to London franked Falkland Islands 1d, also bearing red "Deutsche Sudpolar Expedition" vignette depicting the "Deutschland". The message headed "Grytviken, South Georgia, 11 December 1911. Deutsche Sudpolar Expedition" (written across the vignette) includes "The German Expedition ship left Grytviken only a few hours ago for the Antarctic". Photo on Page 130. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

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