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Brit. Colonies continued...

Trinidad u. Tobago continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2961 image1883/84: De La Rue set of six values all applied on cards ex the DLR archives with ½ d. dull green, 1 d. carmine, 2½ d. bright blue and 4 d. grey all with CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D7), the 18843 values & d. olive-black and 1 s. orange-brown overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D4). Illustrated in "The De La Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6385. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection R.A. Ramkissoon, Harmers, Zurich, 6 Dec 2006, lot 2171; Collection 'Scarborough', Spink, London, 14 Nov 2008, lot 2117. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2962 image1882/84: De La Rue set of six values, wmk. Crown CA, an unused set of the six values, together with the set of six overprinted SPECIMEN in black: this last with slight faults with the 2½ d. value with stain and some unused or with gum faults, nevertheless one of the scarcest of all British Colonial Specimen sets Gi = £ 800+. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2963 image1882: De La Rue Essay for the proposed new issue (on 3rd May 1882 De La Rue wrote to the Crown Agents saying that the Perkins Bacon plates were "so worn as to render printing therefrom exceedingly difficult", De La Rue suggesting a surface printed design of which two hand-painted examples were produced - one enclosed with the letter, the other (ex Marriott & 'Scarborough') being retained with the DLR records. rnrnEssay for the 1 d. design as accepted, entirely hand-painted in rose-red and carmine with the country legend picked out in Chinese white, stamp size on brown tracing paper handstamp "3 MAY 82" at top and pencil notation in capital letters "This sketch is drawn by hand and but roughly represents the effect which should be obtained in a finished stamp". Illustrated in "The De La Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6386. Lovely and of great rarity. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,500.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2964 image1883/84: 1 d. carmine vertically bisected and used on 1883 newspaper wrapper to Kingstown, St. Vincent tied by 'Trinidad' cds (Jan 27) in black with information strike at left. Scarce and fine cover Gi = £ 950.rnProvenance: Collection W.A. Frazer, Spink, London, 30 Oct 2003, lot 1828. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2965 image1883/84: 4 d.grey and 1876 Britannia 6 d. bright yellow-green, perf. 14 used on 1885 registered cover to Paris tied by small 'Trinidad' datestamps (Jan 7) in black. Registered label at left tied by oval 'R' in black. Registered London transit in red (Jan 27) and Paris arrivals on reverse. Slight trim to envelope at top but a rare mixed issue franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2966 image1896: De La Rue Britannia issue Colour Trials (3), all ex the Appendix sheet dated May 7, 1896, with imperforate ½ d. value in dull purple & orange with proposed "4d." value in manuscript, ½ d. dull purple & mauve ("5d.") and ½ d. dull green & red-brown ("1s."), fresh and vey fine group. Illustrated in "The De La Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6392. Superb and rare.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 3 Dec 1976, ex lot 1020; Collection Sir John Marriott RDP, Spink, London, 19 Sept 2001, lot 555; Collection R.A. Ramkissooon, Harmers, Zurich, 6 Dec 2006, ex lot 2185; Collection 'Scarborough', Spink, London, 14 Nov 2008, lot 2140.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2967 image1896 (Aug 17): The outstanding group in multiples, all locally handstamped by "SPECIMEN" in black (Samuel Type TR12), with ½ d. in an irregular block of nine, 1 d. in a block of six (3 x 2), 2½ d. in a block of eight (4 x 2), 4 d. in an irregular block of seven, 5 d. in an irregular block of six with Plate Number '1', 6 d. in a block of six (3 x 2), 1 s. in a strip of six with Plate Number '1', 5 s. in a block of six (3 x 2), 10 s. in a strip of six with Plate Number '1', and £ 1 in a block of six (3 x 2); some aging, all with large part or unmounted og. A fantastic group and extremely rare in multiples, ex Robson Lowe (1981). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2968 image1896: De La Rue Britannia issue Master Die Proofs (6) from piece ex the DLR day-book (112 x 114 mm.), with completed low and high value designs with Duty Plates, and four Duty Plate only designs for the 5 d., 5 s., 10 s and £ 1 values, all in black on stamp size white glazed cards, the final four Proofs with manuscript "Trinidad" at top. Instructions with "120 leads, 6 extra for repairs" or "60 leads, 6 extra" on the high values. Dated between April 1 and April 22, signed off as invoiced in red manuscript on "July 24 '96". Unique and splendid.rnProvenance: RL, London, 28 May 1981, lot 1389; Collection Sir John Marriott RDP, Spink, London, 19 Sept 2001, lot 549. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2969 image1896: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the Britannia vignette and Trinidad legend without Duty Plate for the 5 s., 10 s. and £ 1 values, printed in black on glazed white card in vertical format, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black at base and dated '4 JAN. 96' in blue at left. Superb and scarce.rnProvenance: Collection Sir John Marriott RDP, Spink, London, 19 Sept 2001, lot 552; Collection 'Scarborough', Spink, London, 14 Nov 2008, lot 2135. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2970 image1898: Landing of Columbus 2 d. brown & dull violet, a composite Proof with vignette in set with separate frame surround in issued colours with printer's guidelines on all sides, slightly aged as a working Proof, fine and very rare.rnProvenance: Collection Sir John Marriott RDP, Spink, London, 19 Sept 2001, lot 575; Collection 'Scarborough', Spink, London,14 Nov 2008, lot 2150. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2971 image1899: De La Rue Appendix sheet (144 x 130 mm.) with proposed but unissued 3 d. Imperforate Essay printed in dull purple with Duty Plate blank and hand-painted in brown with THREE PENCE picked out in Chinese white. Dated at top in manuscript "Oct 2nd 1899" with file number below, the proposal was not deemed clear enough in the contrasting shades offered and the Crown Agents resorted to the "3d." overprint in October 1899. Illustrated in "The De La Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6390. Superb and unique.rnProvenance: Collection R.A. Ramkissoon, Harmers, Zurich, 6 Dec 2006, lot 2205; Grosvenor, London, 19-20 May 2009, lot 1227. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2972 image1901/06: Colour Changes, the set of six values, all in unused blocks of four, with additional 5 s. value in the deep shade on chalky paper, fresh and fine, superb large part og. or unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 780+. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2973 image1900: De La Rue Colour Trial for proposed 1 d. value, Imperforate in deep green and red on gummed buff paper, adhered by top left corner to card from the DLR archives with manuscript above "D.F.Green / Ovpt. Red" (Deep Fugitive Green). Illustrated in "The De La Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6401. Scarce.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 19-20 May 2010, lot 3063. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2974 image1901/06: Colour Changes, De La Rue Imperforate Colour Trials (6) for the value tablet of 5 s. value in lilac, on unwatermarked gummed wove paper, in maroon, black, bistre, green, red-brown and mauve, fresh and extremely fine, large part og. A rare and lovely set.rnProvenance: Collection Sir John Marriott RDP, Spink, London, 19 Sept 2001, lot 591; Collection 'Scarborough', Spink, London, 14 Nov 2008, lot 2174.rn (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2975 image1904/09: Britannia set of thirteen values unused, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, fine colours, large part og. A scarce set with the £ 1 green & carmine very fine Gi = £ 475. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2976 image1909: Britannia issue redrawn, De La Rue Master Die Proofs (3) all on cards ex the DLR day-book, with stamp size Proofs in black on glazed white card showing the ½ d. value with vignette only and Frame and Duty Plate only dated July 27 and July 26 respectively; 1 d. completed Die Proof dated June 16, and Frame and Duty Plate only Die Proof for the 2½ d. value dated July 30, all crossed through in red ink manuscript as invoiced "Aug 16, 09". A superb and unique trio.rnProvenance: Collection Sir John Marriott RDP, Spink, London, 19 Sept 2001, lot 610. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2977 image1908: De La Rue Essay for the redrawn designs issued in 1909, stamp size photo-litho Essay for 1 d. in red, Imperforate and affixed to card (89 x 114 mm.) marked "A" at top left and dated "Sept 25th 08" in ink and "Dupl." at lower left. Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6406. Superb and exceedingly rare.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 2 Dec 1976, ex lot 1042; Collection Sir John Marriott RDP, Spink, London, 19 Sept 2001, lot 607; Collection 'Scarborough', Spink, London,14 Nov 2008, lot 2186.rn rnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2978 image1885 (Jan 1): Postage Due set of nine values unused, wmk. Crown CA, all locally handstamped SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type TR11), the ½ d. value optd. diagonally, the rest horizontally, part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection 'Scarborough', Spink, London, 14 Nov 2008, lot 2194. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2979 image1947/61: Postage Due 12 c. black, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a marginal block of thirty (6 x 5) from base of sheet with Plate Numbers '1' in margin, variety "Crown Missing in Watermark" in margin at base below right hand Plate Number, fresh and fine, unmounted og., together with a matching block of thirty showing the error "St. Edward's Crown Watermark" substituted in the same position, unmounted og. A rare and most attractive pair of positional multiples Gi = £ 820+. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM
2980 image1894: Official set of seven values unused to 5 s. rose-lake, all overprinted SPECIMEN horizontally in violet in Natal upon receipt from the UPU (Samuel Type NA2 with stop), and applied to the Natal album, the 5 s. rose-lake with toning but a unique group. Cert. BPA (1981). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-07, 11:59 PM

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