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Brit. Colonies continued...

Montserrat continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2680 image1880 (Jan): De La Rue 2½ d. red-brown, Imperforate on watermarked Crown CC paper, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type D11), fresh and fine, large part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 6 Sept 1983, lot 445; Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, ex lot 1408. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2681 image1880 (Jan): 2½ d. blue, wmk. Crown CC, an unused block of four of good colour, fresh and fine, one tiny age spot on large part og. A very rare stamp in a multiple, only 1'860 stamps printed Gi = £ 600+.rnProvenance: Collection C.G. Alterskye. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2682 image1883 (March): 1 d. red, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 12, an unused horizontal pair of fine colour, left hand stamp showing variety "Inverted "S" in MONTSERRAT", fresh and very fine, large part og. Superb and very rare in multiple, Sir Adrian Hopkins and E.V. Toeg believed there were less than half a dozen unused examples known on this issue Gi = £ 2'000+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2683 image1884/85: Colour Trial of the 1 d. value, printed in sepia-brown on watermarked Crown CA paper, fresh and very fine, large part og. A similar example is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton on page 4661, where this shade was proposed for the new 6 d. value. Rare and most attractive. Cert. RPSL (1972). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2684 image1884/85: 1 d. red, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used example with variety "Inverted "S" in MONTSERRAT", lightly canclled by part "A08" obliterator leaving the variety clear. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1981) Gi = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2685 image1884/85: 1 d. rose-red, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused block of six (2 x 3), third stamp with variety "Inverted "S" in MONTSERRAT", of fresh rich colour, large part og. with central pair, including the variety, unmounted og. A superb and rare multiple Gi = £ 1'140+.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 6 Sept 1983, lot 468. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2686 image1884/85: 1 d. rose-red, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used vertical strip of four on 1887 cover to Colchester tied by two bold strikes of the "A08" obliterator with 'Montserrat' despatch cds below (Aug 5), reverse with Colchester arrival cds (Aug 19). A fine and very rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 6 Sept 1983, lot 467. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2687 image1884/85: 2½ d. ultramarine, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used block of four, variety "Watermark Inverted", cancelled by two fine strikes of the "A08" obliterator. Superb appearance and very scarce Gi = £ 640+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2688 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, the completed design without the Duty Plate, printed in black with uncleared surrounds on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black and dated '19 FEB. 03' in blue, initialled "GWE" at base by the engraver, George William Eve (1855-1914). Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1426. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2689 image1903: De La Rue Colour Trial for the ½ d. value (5), Imperforate on watermarked Crown CA paper, printed in issued colour of grey-green & green, grey-black & red (as used for the 1 d.), grey & brown (as used for the 2 d.), dull purple and bright olive (similar to the 6 d.) and grey-black & violet (similar to the 1 s. duty); imperfections but largely fine with large part or part og. A scarce and colourful group.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1447. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2690 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, the completed design without the Duty Plate, printed in black with uncleared surrounds on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '19 JAN. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1425. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2691 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 1 d. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '31 MAR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1429. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2692 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 2 d. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black and dated '2 APR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1432. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2693 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 2 d. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '31 MAR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1433. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2694 image1903 (Aug): Device of the Colony issue, the unused set of ten values, wmk. Crown CA (5 s. wmk. Crown CC), overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Types D7 and D7a on the 5 s. value), fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 225. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2695 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 1 s. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '9 APR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1439. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2696 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 2 s. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '9 APR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1441. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2697 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 2 s. 6 d. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black and dated '15 APR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1444. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2698 image1916: De La Rue Master Die Proof in black without Duty Plate, uncleared surrounds, with shading behind "Postage & Revenue", printed in black on glazed white card. Dated '1916' in pencil at upper right, some overall soiling but an extremely rare and early pull from the Plate.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1455.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2699 image1916/22: Definitive set of eleven values unused, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, overprinted SPECIMEN in black, together with additional 3 d. value (pale yellow) SPECIMEN, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 280. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM

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