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Brit. Colonies continued...

Virgin Islands continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2380 image1887/89: 6 d. dull violet, an unused complete sheet of twenty-four subjects (6 x 4) in a fresh rich shade, minor marginal creasing at right otherwise superb, with full unmounted og. A lovely sheet Gi = £ 450+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2381 image1887/89: 6 d. deep violet, a used example on registered 1888 cover to Milwaukee, USA tied by "A91" obliterator with 'Tortola' cds at left (Dec 4). Oval 'R' in black and framed 'Dansk / Westindien' registered transit in pink below. Reverse with 'St. Thomas' transit cds (Dec 5) and oval New York datestamp in black. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2382 image1888 (Nov 13): Essay for proposed 1 s. value, prepared by De La Rue, an imperforate example printed in bright rose-red, with large margins all round, backed on to piece from the De La Rue record books and signed off in margin in red ink and dated on reverse '20/10/88'. Rare, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6505, the carmine colour clashed with the 1 d. value and whilst the Islands had requested yellow for the 1 s. duty, brown was eventually chosen. Unique.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 333. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2383 imageSurcharged in Antigua 1888 (July): Provisional "4D" surcharge in violet on 1 s. black & carmine on toned paper, an unused block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet, of good rich colour with slight aging and paper hinge remnants on gum, nevertheless an extremely rare stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 560+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2384 imageSurcharged in Antigua 1888 (July): Provisonal "4D" surcharge in violet on 1 s. black & rose-carmine on toned paper, an unused block of six from lower left corner of the sheet, positions 11-13/16-18, with position 11 showing variety "Long Tailed second "S" in Islands", fresh and fine, typically slightly browned and mottled large part og. A very rare stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 1'200+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2385 image1888 (July): Provisional "4D" surcharge in violet on 1 s. black & carmine on toned or white paper, an unused reconstruction of the sheet of twenty subjects (5 x 4), including a horizontal strip of three positions 1-3, "Long Tailed second "S" in Islands" on position 11, generally fresh and very fine with typical browned large part or unmounted og. A superb group reconstruction with just 125 sheets surcharged Gi = £ 3'500+.rnNote: For plating information see the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia page 173. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2386 image1899 (Jan): Virgin ½ d. yellow-green, an unused sheet marginal block of nine (3 x 3) from lower left of the sheet with varieties "Imperforate between Stamp and Margin" at left and "Imperforate between Vertically" with three horizontal pairs thus, second stamp Row 8, stamp 2 showing variety "HAΓFPENNY", seventh stamp, Row 10 stamp 1, showing variety "HALFPFNNY", of lovely fresh colour, large part og. with central row unmounted og. Unobtrusive vertical bend on the three stamps at right of no significance. Superb and extremely rare combination of the four varieties. An extraordinarily rare multiple, without doubt the largest known, the unique positional multple Gi = £ 39'000+.rnProvenance: Major T. Charlton Henry, Harmer Rooke, New York, 4-7 April 1961, lot 1904; SG ‘Classics of the British Empire', London, 4 Oct 1973, lot 130.rn rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF15,000.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2387 image1899 (Jan): ½ d. yellow green, showing variety "HAΓFPENNY", showing variety "HALFPFNNY" and 4 d. brown showing variety "FOUR PENCF" variety, all used on 1904 cover to Roseau, Dominica tied by "A91" obliterators with 'Tortola' cds at left (May 2) and 'Dominica' arrival cds (May 5) on reverse in black. An extraordinary usage of the three varieties on one cover, probably the item referrred to in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 177.rnProvenance: RL, Jan 1986. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,900.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2388 image1899: Registered covers (2) with multiple frankings, with 1899 cover to Dubrovnik franked by 1899 ½ d., 1 d., 2½ d. and 4 d. cancelled by "A91" obliterators via London, and 1901 2½ d. pale blue stationery envelope (H&G B2a) up-rated to USA with 1 d. brick-red (2) and single 6 d. dull violet tied by 'Virgin Islands' cds. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2389 image1899 (Jan): Virgin 4 d. brown, an unused example overprinted SPECIMEN in black, showing the error "FOURPENCF" (Row 10, stamp 3), fresh and fine, without gum. Extremely rare - just seven examples can exist thus.rnProvenance: Collection William Britton Stitt, RL, London, 12 May 1970, lot 667; Christie's, London, 27 Oct 1992, lot 2834. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2390 image1899 (Jan): Virgin 4 d. brown, an unused example of good colour, showing the error "FOURPENCF" (Row 10, stamp 3), tiny hinge thin and slightly aged gum, part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 750. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2391 image1904 (June 1): ½ d. dull purple & green, wmk. Crown CA, a used block of ten (5 x 2), on registered 1905 cover to Cologne all tied by ten strikes of 'Tortola' datestamps (Oct 24). Oval 'R' in black and St. Thomas framed registered transit in red on front and St. Thomas cds on reverse (26/10) with Cöln cds (Nov 17). A fresh and very fine cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2392 image1916 (Oct 20): War Stamp 1 d. carmine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example, variety "Watermark Sideways", fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'100. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2393 image1922/28: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 3 d. Duty Plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / STRIKING in black, dated in pencil '6/2/22' at lower right. Fresh and fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2394 image1922/28: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 1 s. Duty Plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / STRIKING in black, dated in pencil '13/3/22' at lower right. Fresh and fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2395 image1922/28: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 1½ d. Duty Plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / HARDENING, endorsed 'Virgin Is.' at left. Fresh and very fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2396 image1938/47: Badge of the Colony issue, the complete set of twelve unused, all perforated SPECIMEN, fresh and fine, the 5 s. corner marginal, large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 400. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
Cayman Islands
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2397 imageJamaica Used in Cayman Islands 1889/94: Jamaica ½ d. yellow-green (Gi 16) and horizontal pair of Jamaica 1 d. purple & mauve (Gi 27) used on piece, cancelled by complete strike of oval "GRAND CAYMAN / POST OFFICE" datestamp struck in violet. The ½ d. with repaired top left corner otherwise superb and very rare Gi = £ 1'800.rnProvenance: Collection Watkin, RL, London, 1 May 1946; Collection C.W. Meredith, RL, London, 12 Oct 1955. lot 10; Collection William Britton Stitt, RL, London, 12 May 1970, lot 240. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2398 imageJamaica Used in Cayman Islands 1900/01: Jamaica Llandovery Falls 1 d. rose (Gi 31), a used example cancelled by centrally struck double ring "GRAND CAYMAN / CAYMAN ISLANDS" datestamp struck in black (19 July, 1900). Negligible wrinkles but attractive and rare Gi = £ 650.rnProvenance: Collections Graham Booth & John Byl, Spink, London, 11 April 2012, lot 21. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2399 imageJamaica Used in Cayman Islands 1898/1901: Jamaica 2½ d. dull purple & blue (Gi 29), a used example, cancelled by double ring "GRAND CAYMAN / CAYMAN ISLANDS" circular datestamp (31 May, 1900) in black. Cancellation over-inked at top and a few perfs. blunted at base but a good strike Gi = £ 850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM

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