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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
361 image1888 (Feb): £ 1 brown-lilac, wmk. Three Orbs, lettered AA, a used example of good colour, cancelled by "Eastbourne" circular datestamp (May 3, 1889) in black. Slight internal wrinkle and a blunted perf. at base not affecting the appearance of a very scarce stamp Gi = £ 4'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
362 image1891 (Jan 28): £ 1 green, wmk. Crown, lettered SB, a fine used example of excellent colour, centrally cancelled by "Western District Office / W" circular datestamp (Oct 16, 1893) in black. An attractive and scarce stamp. Cert. Dr. Knopke (2003) Gi = £ 800. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
363 image1883 (Aug 1): 1½ d. lilac and 3 d. lilac, used on 1885 registered single rate cover to St. Petersburg, Russia tied by "Bath" circular datestamps (Feb 23) in black, thence via London with red transit. Reverse with St. Petersburg arrival datestamps (Feb 15j). A charming cover and an unusual franking, (2½ d. postage + 2 d. registration) addressed to the doyen of early Russian philately Friedrich Andreas Breitfus.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hans Lagerloef, Harmers, New York, Jan 1945. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
364 image1883 (Aug 1): 4 d. dull green, two examples used with 1 s. dull green on 1884 cover to Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast endorsed "per Cameroon via Liverpool", carried at five times single rate (over 1½ ounces and under 2 ounces), neatly tied by "Glasgow / 159" duplexes (May 16) in black. Manuscript '5' in red confirming the rate and the credit amount due to Gold Coast. The stamps without the usual fading, an important cover for the issue in magnificent quality. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
365 image1883 (Aug 1): 'Lilac & Green' Exhibit collection on leaves, with the set of ten values complete fine used incl. an additional scarce 9 d. dull green, all values being cds used; covers (7) with single ½ d. on cover to Denmark, 3 d. lilac on 1885 printed 'Notice of Objection' locally used in Ledbury, 3 d. lilac (3) used with 1881 1 d. lilac on 1885 cover to Hong Kong, pair of 4 d. dull green on 1885 cover to Buenos Aires, 5 d. (bright) dull green on 1884 cover with 1881 1 d. lilac addressed to Modena, 6 d. dull green single franking to Melbourne (18 items) Gi = £ 2'000++. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
366 image1887/92: Jubilee 2 d. green & scarlet, a fine used example of this scarce shade, very lightly cancelled in black. An elusive stamp. Cert. RPSL Gi = £ 260. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
367 image1887/92: Jubilee 2 d. green & scarlet, a superb used example of this scarce shade on 1887 Inland Registered Post form, neatly tied "George Street B.O. / Edinburgh" cd in black (Dec 7). Superb and rare. Cert. RPSL (1985). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
368 image1887/92: Jubilee 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example, variety "Watermark Crown Inverted", lightly cancelled by Paddington cds in black. Rare Gi = £ 1'400. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
369 image1900 (July 11): Jubilee 1 s. green & carmine, a used block of four of rich bright colour, neatly cancelled by individual strikes of "Sunderland" circular datestamps (March 16, 1901) in black. A rare multiple and most attractive Gi K41 = £ 700. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
370 image1900 (July 11): Jubilee 1 s. green & carmine, a used block of six, a block of four and a single example with 2 d. green & carmine and 6 d. purple on red, used on large part of 1901 parcel to Petersfield, Hampshire from a Soldier in the 1st Oxfordshire Light Infantry serving in South Africa, tied by FIELD POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA datestamps (Feb 22) in black. A few small imperfections but a remarkable and rare usage, probably the largest usage of the 1 s. green & carmine known on letter Gi K41 = £ 1'400+. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
371 image1897/92: Jubilee issue, the collection on Exhibit leaves and loose, with 1½ d. used with "Horns" variety on value tablet, 3 d. on up-rated stationery env. to Sierra Leone, 4 d. green & brown in an unused block of 16 showing "White 4" flaws, complete unused pane of the 4½ d., 4½ d. green & deep bright carmine used (cert. Brandon, 2002), 5 d. Die I used and Die II on lovely cover to Bern, Switzerland, 6 d. in a used block of eight, 9 d. with superb cds used examples (2), 10 d. with dull purple & deep dull carmine used, cover with 10 d and 6 d. to Denmark at 6 times single rate (rare), 1 s. green in a lovely used block of four cancelled by "Great Yarmouth" cds's etc. Condition very fine throughout (43 items) Gi = £ 2'500+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
372 image1840: 1d. black Plate 7 letterd PJ, an unused example touched at right and at lower left, some toning in the right margin, nevertheless a desirable stamps. Cert. Eicheke (2015) SG Spec AS 44 = £ 13'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
373 image1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered IG, a used example in a deep shade, fine to large margins all round, used on 1840 cover to Folkingham endorsed 'Paid', tied by neat red Maltese Cross with "Boston" cds of despatch (June 11) at left in black. File fold well away from the adhesive, a delightful cover Gi = £ 750. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
374 image1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered CA, a used example with large margins all round, cancelled by a nearly complete crisp strike of the Maltese Cross in red. A beauty, Cert. BPA (2021) Gi DS5 = £ 975. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
375 imageCrimean War 1855: Cover to Clapham Common, London endorsed "Crimea 8 Jan 55" and "French Packet via Marseilles", franked by 1854 1 d. red-brown, perf. 16 and 2 d. blue, pl. 4, perf. 16 tied on arrival with London '48' numeral obliterators with London arrival cds (Jan 24) on reverse. A fine and scarce cover with fascinating content (only the PS unfortunately) "The returns show that we have upwards of 12'000 sick in the English Army alone! The 23rd have 147 sick at present with the Regt. and we know not how many at Scutari...England has no Troops to replace them, Ministers seem to think that it is sufficient to give a man a Shilling, put a red coat on his back and a musket in his hand and there they have a soldier. We know better. No soldiers under three or four years service is fit for this work. The militia would be better than recruits because they are generally older. I really begin to doubt whether Sebastopol can be taken with our means". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
376 image1855 (Dec 24): Envelope from London to Hokianga, New Zealand, bearing 1847-54 Embossed 6 d. dull lilac, wmk 'VR', imperforated, a superb fresh and fine example in a deep shade with good to huge margins all round incl. parts of the upper neighbouring stamp, cancelled by London Inland numeral '16'. Reverse with London despatch cds, obverse with Auckland (April 24, 1856) and Russel (April 27, 1856) transit cds as well as part HOKIANGA arrival datestamp (May ..). Framed "ADVERTISED / UNCLAIMED" handstamp struck alongside. Signed A. Diena. Certs. G. Bolaffi (1979), BPA (2016) Gi = £ 1'900 on cover.rnNote: During the Crimean War, from January 1855 until October 1856 two fleets of Liverpool clippers filled the gap which was due the divertion of vessels from their normal routes, especially those to the Australian colonies. The present cover was transported with ter 'Oliver Lang' of James Baines' Black Ball line, it left Liverpool on January 7th, passed the Cape, and arrived at Melbourne on April 3rd, 1856. The renumeration was half the British postage, i.e. 6 d. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
377 image1858 (July 15): Letter sheet from London to Aleppo, franked with 1855-57 1 s. green, a fresh adhesive tied by bold '23' numeral in barred oval, oval PD in red alongside, thimble "BT LONDON JY - 15 58" despatch cds in blue on reverse. Front struck with French "ANGL. 16 JUIL. 58 AMB. CALAIS" entry cds, reverse with Paris and Marseille transit cds's. Rare arrival "POSTE FRANCAISE D'ALEP" handstamp in blue of the French PO in Aleppo on front. Horizontal file fold, some edge wear and toning, nevertheless a desirable combination of British franking and French arrival handstamp. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
378 image1859/61: Group two fully prepaid covers from the United Kingdom to Corfu incl. 1859 cover from London via Belgium and Prussia bearing 1 s. green (pre-use fold) and 1 d. rose-red for postage and late fee, respectively. Also 1861 cover Torquay via Trieste bearing 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair with the wing margin cut of at left. Both covers bear the 1852 rate of 1 s. with 4 d. for the UK and Belgium, 4 d. for the German-Austrian Postal Union, and 4 d. for the Lloyd. Some imperfections, nevertheless an interesting duo showing the mail transfer to the Levant via the Prussian railway system and no more via France. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
379 image1882, 5 s. rose on bluish (fiscal) paper with watermark 'Large Anchor', plate 4, EB, characteristic paler shade as can be seen frequently on printings on blued paper, perfect perforations and centering, neatly cancelled with "LONDON E.C. JY 27 8(?)" hooded datestamp, fine and fresh state of preservation, Cert. Karl Louis BPP (2020) Gi = £ 4'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
380 image1912 (Sept): 2 s. Booklet with red covers, with two panes of Downey ½ d. green and three panes of 1 d. red, watermark simple cypher, with advertisements for Boots the Chemist, Tyres, Typewriters, Pears Soap etc., some wear at edges otherwise fine and very rare Gi = £ 1'200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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