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Brit. Colonies continued...

St. Vincent continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2841 image1862/68: 4 d. blue, no wmk., perf. 11 to 12½, an unused block of four of excellent centering and fresh vibrant colour with large blank space at base, fine large part og. A particularly beautiful multiple Gi = £ 1'100+.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred Caspary, Harmers, New York, 14-15 May 1957, lot 508. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2842 image1862/68: 4 d. blue, no wmk., perf. 11 to 12½, an unused block of nine, marginal from top of sheet and showing the variable centering (top line huge stamps, second line 'dwarf', third line huge), of lovely vibrant colour, 1st two stamps with manuscript pen line at base and possibly a block retained in the Perkins Bacon records, minor wrinkles on large part og. or unmounted og. Illustrated on the front cover of 'St. Vincent' by Pierce, Messenger & Lowe' and on colour plate III. A famous and magnificent multiple Gi = £ 2'475+.rnProvenance: Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 57. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2843 image1862/68: 4 d. deep blue, no wmk., perf. 11-12½, a used horizontal strip of three cancelled by three strikes of the horizontal "A10" obliterator in black. Charming and scarce Gi = £ 330+.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2844 image1862/68: 4 d. deep blue, no wmk., perf. 11-12½, a used horizontal pair on 1868 cover to the Duke of Polignac in Paris cancelled by "A10" obliterator and by 'St. Vincent' despatch cds (Feb 25) in red-brown ink. Manuscript credit '7d.' in red crayon, 'London / Paid' transit (March 16) and oval PD in red and Paris arrival on reverse. Slight file fold at right but a most attractive and rare cover.rnProvenance: SG, London, 4 Sept 1979, lot 87.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2845 image1862/68: 1 s. slate-grey, no wmk., perf. 14 to 16, an unused block of four, of lovely colour, fresh and fine, one perf. creased at corner mentioned for accuracy only and unobtrusive, large part og. A magnificent multiple Gi = £ 1'500+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2846 image1862/68: 1 s. slate-grey, no wmk., perf. 14-16, a used example on 1869 cover to London tied by vertical "A10" obliterator in back. 'St. Vincent' despatch cds in red below (Jan 25) and manuscript '11' credit marking in red crayon. Reverse with London arrival (Feb 12) in red. A scarce and charming cover.rnProvenance: Collection L.J. Gilbert-Lodge, Harmer Rooke, London, 10-11 May 1962, lot 88; Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 333. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2847 image1862/68: 1 s. slate-grey, no wmk., perf. 11 to 12½ x 14 to16, an unused horizontal strip of four, centred to top, of fine fresh colour, slightly blunted perfs. at left and a few wrinkles on large part og. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 1'100+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2848 imageColour Changes 1869 (April-Sept): 4 d. yellow, no wmk., perf. 11½ to 12½, a fine used example cancelled solely by large part "♚/ PAID / AT / ST. VINCENT" in red. A gem. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2849 imageColour Changes 1869 (April-Sept): 4 d. yellow, no wmk., perf. 11½ to 12½, a fine used example cancelled by superb central "CO / SPE 20 / 74" datestamp of Colonarie in red. A few little wrinkles mentioned for accuracy but scarce and most appealing. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2850 imageColour Changes 1869 (April-Sept): 4 d. yellow, perf. 11-12½, a horizontal pair used on 1870 cover to the Duke of Polignac in Paris, tied by bold strike of the vertical "A10" obliterator with 'St. Vincent' cds (May 25) in red alongside. Manuscript '7d.' credit in red crayon at left. 'London / Paid' transit (June 10) and circular PD in red with Calais transit cds also on obverse. A superb and rare cover - just two covers are recorded bearing pairs of this stamp.rnProvenance: J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 337. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2851 imageColour Changes 1869 (April-Sept): 1 s. brown, no wmk., perf. 11 to 12½, a fine used example on 1871 envelope to London tied by vertical Kingstown "a10" obliterator in black. 'St. Vincent' despatch cds in red adjacent (Oct 11) and London arrival cds faintly struck on reverse. Docketing at left 'Replied 31 Oct 71'. A charming and scarce cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2852 image1871 (April): 6 d. deep green, wmk. Small Star, rough perf. 14 to 16, a used example on 1872 cover to Trinidad tid by vertical "A10" obliterator in black with 'St. Vincent' despatch cds in red faintly struck at left (April 18). Manuscript '4d.' credit marking in red crayon and double arc 'Trinidad' arrival cds (April 20) in black on obverse. Some peripheral aging around perfs. but a scarce usage.rnProvenance: Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 342. rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF350.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2853 image1872 (June): 1 s. deep rose-red, wmk. Small Star, perf. 11 to 12½, a horizontal pair used on 1873 double rate cover to London cancelled by Kingstown "A10" obliterator in black. 'St. Vincent' despatch cds (June 27) in red. 'London / Paid' arrival cds at left (July 14) in red. An extremely uncommon stamp on letter with just six covers recorded, a pair also being recorded as the largest known multiple. Illustrated in 'St. Vincent' by Pierce, Messenger and Lowe on page 40 and on colour plate VIII. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 346.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2854 image1872/75: 1 d. black, wmk. Small Star (sideways), perf. 15, an unused block of six (3 x 2), corner marginal from lower left of the sheet, in a greyish-black shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. An attractcive multiple Gi = £ 360+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2855 image1872/75: 1 d. black, wmk. Small Star, perf. about 15, a used example on 1873 Newspaper Wrapper to London, neatly tied by Kingstown "A10" obliterator in black with fine 'St. Vincent' despatch cds alongside (March 12) in red. Manuscript '1' credit in red crayon, the wrapper with small imperfections but extremely rare.rnProvenance: Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 345. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2856 image1872/75: 6 d. dull blue-green, wmk. Small Star sideways, perf. about 15, two examples, one with insignificant crease, used on 1873 cover to London cancelled by Georgetown village "G / JA 26 / 73" datestamps in red with information strike at left, also cancelled by two strikes of the Kingstown "A10" obliterator in black with 'St. Vincent' cds (Jan 27) in red. 'London / Paid' cds below (Feb 14) in red. Illustrated in 'St. Vincent' by Pierce, Messenger and Lowe on page 100 and on colour plate XIV. A spectacular cover of great charm and visual appeal.rnProvenance: Collection W.S. Davy, Harmers, London, 9-10 May 1960, lot 322; Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 436.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF11,500.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2857 image1872/75: 1 s. lilac-rose, wmk. Small Star (sideways), perf. 11 to 12½ x 15, an unused example, obliterated by two horizontal pen strokes, as held by Perkins Bacon in their records and formerly believed to be a 'Specimen' overprint which, in effect, they were. Adherence marks on reverse, without gum (Gi = £ 5'500).rnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 19 Sept 1990, lot 334. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2858 image1872/75: 1 s. lilac-rose, wmk. Small Star, perf. 11 to 12½ x 15, a used example centred to right cancelled by near complete Kingstown "A10" obliterator in black. Scarce. Cert. RPSL (1978) Gi = £ 350. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2859 imageColour Change 1875: 1 s. claret, wmk. Small Star, perf. 11 to 12½, an unused horizontal pair of good centering for this stamp, cracked brown large part og. which shows on front of right hand stamp. A pair is the largest recorded unused multiple recorded of this scarce stamp, produced in some haste after complaints by the Colonial Secretary, Edward Laborde, about the 1873 1 s. lilac-rose being too similar in colour to the 1 d. rose-red Gi = £ 1'200+.rnNote: Edward Laborde was somewhat surprisingly happy with the colour of this issue, writing in April 1875 "The colour, although not what was wanted, is better than that of the former supply".rnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 19 Sept 1990, lot 356. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2860 imageColour Change 1875: 1 s. claret, wmk. Small Star sideways, perf. 11 to 12½, a used example, some peripheral aging, on 1876 mourning envelope to London cancelled by Kingstown "A10" obliterator struck in red, with 'St. Vincent' despatch cds (Feb 9) alongside. Reverse with London arrivals (March 1) in black and in red. Illustrated in 'St. Vincent' by Pierce, Messenger & Lowe on page 44. A very scarce stamp on letter.rnProvenance: Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messsenger, RL, London, 11 Jan 1983, lot 347. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM

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