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Brit. Colonies continued...

Jamaica continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3718 image1920 (Dec 10): 1 s. orange-yellow & red-orange, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example with variety "Frame Inverted", well centred and of splendid rich colour, minimal gum wrinkle on superb large part, slightly browned og. A magnificent stamp - one of the rarest issued varieties in British Colonial philately with just 10 examples extant in unused condition including one example housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A truly wonderful stamp Gi = £ 40'000.rnNote: See "Stamps of Fame" by the Williams brothers for further information. A part sheet was found in Manchioneal Post Office who were not invoiced for a complete sheet, some stamps from the same sheet had already been sold, unnoticed, in Kingston. It is now generally assumed that just 10 examples exist in unused condition. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 15,000.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3719 image1919/21: De La Rue Die Proof for the 3 s. value, 'RSir Charles Metcalfe', the completed design printed in red-brown & black (unissued thus) on thin wove toned paper (38 x 44 mm.). Noted as a register only Proof and a similar example is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4330. Unobtrusive horizontal crease at base but rare and most attractive.rnProvenance: Collection Surtees; Spink Shreves, New York, 28 Jan 2011, ex lot 1247. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3720 imagePictorial Issue 1919/21: 5 s. blue & yellow-orange, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example of superb centering and colour, variety "C" of "CA" missing in Watermark, as yet unlisted by Stanley Gibbons - this being the discovery example - fresh and very fine, large part og. A rarity. Cert. Sismondo (2007) Gi = unlisted & unpriced.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3721 imagePrepared for use but not Issued 1921: 'Abolition of Slavery 1st August 1838' De La Rue Master Die Proof for the proposed 6 d. value, Frame Only, engraved in black on thick card paper (70 x 54 mm.) and showing the printer's guidelines, a similiar example struck in blue as a presentation Proof is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4328. A few scuffs and small fault at top but this is a working Proof of great rarity. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3722 image1921: ½ d. green and 6 d. dull purple & bright magenta, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused ½ d. single example with large part og. and 6 d. in a horizontal strip of three, interpanneau margin at left, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, unmounted og., scarce multiple. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3723 image1921/29: 10 s. myrtle-green, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a used block of four, marginal from right of sheet, tied to registered piece by US Customs cachets in purple and by oval Kingston despatch datestamps (March 18, 1939) in black. A scarce and appealing usage Gi = £ 280+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3724 image1923 (Nov 1): Child Welfare, the set of three values in unused blocks of four, being the Bradbury Wilkinson file copies, numbered and dated in sheet margin at top, with two applied to card, each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in red, fresh and very fine Gi = £ 560+.rnProvenance: Bradbury Wilkinson Archives, Christie's, London, 21 April 1993, ex lot 89. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3725 image1929/32: Definitive Essays by Perkins Bacon & Co. for the proposed 1 d. and 1½ d. values on card (115 x 63 mm.), the 1 d. in scarlet with Crown and head-plate superimposed on rejected scrolling designs (similar to New Zealand), the second Essay similarly superimposed in pale chestnut, both with values, corner ornaments and legends hand-painted in Chinese white, housed side by side in sunken frames with pencil surrounds in printed Perkins Bacon & Co. Ltd. booklet for presentation. Beautiful and unique. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 2,000.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3726 image1929/32: Definitive 9 d. maroon, an imperforate Imprimatur on piece from the De La Rue records, with manuscript below "Approved for colour" and signed off "27/12/28". Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4339. Unique and splendid.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 2-3 Dec 1976, ex lot 677. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3727 image1937 (May 12): Coronation, the set of three values, Imperforate matching marginal examples from left of sheet, perforated SPECIMEN, fresh and fine, minor wrinkles on unmounted og. Extremely rare, just six sets produced thus for presentation purposes.rnProvenance: RL, London, 15 Dec 1981, lot 337. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 2,000.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3728 imagePostal Fiscals 1865: De La Rue Die Proof for Revenue 1 d. value, printed in black on white glazed card, endorsed AFTER STRIKING and dated 'Feb 2, 1865' in black. Signed in ink at base. Some aging at right but rare.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 12 June 1991, lot 1309. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3729 imagePostal Fiscals 1857/58: 1 s. rose on blued, an unused block of four, marginal from left of sheet with "One Shilli(ng)" imprint, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel Type GB 2) in black, fresh and very fine, superb og. with lower pair unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
Lagos
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5149 image1860 (Oct 17-22): Printed appeal by Henry St. John Bullen on behalf of the 'late Mr. Campbell' who had been the British Consul at Lagos from 22 July 1853 until 17 April 1859, relating to a claim for payments in respect of the additional services undertaken by Benjamin Campbell, outside of his duties as Consul, for acting as both Postmaster and Packet Agent to the Colony; the printed appeal on two pages to the British Postmaster General is joined on the third page by a manuscript letter of appeal from Louisa Bullen, Campbell's daughter. Unusual and most interesting document with a valuable insight into the amount of Mail the Consul had dealt with on an annual basis. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5150 image1873: Prepaid mourning cover sent registered to Wolverhampton struck with superb "LAGOS" code A datestamp in black (June 19) and straight line "REGISTERED LETTER" in red at left. Prepaid '5d.' in red manuscript. "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" cds in red and double arc "REGISTERED / LIVERPOOL" cds on obverse (July 12); reverse with Wolverhampton arrival cds in black. Small envelope imperfections at base but a superb and rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection R.B. Sanderson, RL, London, 17 April 1980. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5151 image1873 (Nov 26): Registered cover to Wolverhampton struck with superb "REGISTERED LETTER" handstamp in black and equally fine "LAGOS" code A circular datestamp in red (Nov 28) of despatch (Sacher type 5, first recorded May 23, 1873). Manuscript docketing of sender at left and circular "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" cds in red (Dec 26) and double ring "REGISTERED / LIVERPOOL" cds of the same day in red. Wolverhampton arrival cds (Dec 27) in black on reverse. Rated "5+2=7 d." credit in red crayon. A sensational cover showing brilliant strikes of these rare markings, illustrated in "The Postal History and Handstamps of British West Africa" by Colin McCaig, a similar, but later cover, being illustrated in "The Postal Services of the British Nigeria Region" by Jack Ince & John Sacher on page 44. A rarity.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 5 April 2005, lot 1262. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5152 image1899: Cover from Jebba to Reading, Berkshire sent stampless and endorsed "No stamps available, J. Elkington, Commanding 1st W.A.F.F" (West African Frontier Force) and "Jebba 13.5.99" at top right. Reverse with transit of boxed "THE ROYAL NIGER COMPANY / CHARTERED & LIMITED / 3 JUN. 1899 / POST OFFICE / BURUTU" in violet (Gi. Type 6). Taxed on arrival at "2d." in blue manuscript, altered to 1 d. with "1D. / 620" charge at Reading (July 10) on arrival. File fold and edge wear but very scarce.rnNote: Sent by Captain J. Elkington, Commanding Officer of the W.A.F.F. which was formed by Battalions from Lagos, Niger Coast and Sierra Leone detachments. Elkington serverd with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and was with the W.A.F.F. from 11 March 1899 until 23 May 1900. He was promoted to Major on 10 April 1901. His First World War experiences were extraordinary, cashiered (wrongly) for cowardice from the British Army, he fought instead for the French forces and was awarded the Croix du Guerre and Palm and the Mêdaille Militaire. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5153 image1874: De La Rue Master Die Proof with blank Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card and struck with "BEFORE HARDENING" and dated "Mar. 25, 1874" in black, lower right corner showing hand-painted Essay for "THREEPENCE" proposed Duty Plate in blue, manuscript notation above states "This is too small" and below "Mr. W.W.D. says larger" (William Warren De La Rue, 1847-1921). Mentioned in Ince & Sacher "The Postal Services of the British Nigeria Region" on page 67. Slight soiling but an important and extremely rare Proof.rnNote: The Colonel Danson collection contained a (faulty) Die Proof dated on the same day endorsed "Penny Halfpenny" in pencil manuscript and adated 1874, Sacher considered the date erroneous for 1879. According to Ince & Sacher just two dated Die Proofs are known.rnProvenance: Collection R.B. Yardley; Collection R.B. Sanderson, RL, London, 17 April 1980.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5154 image1874: De La Rue Master Die Proof with Duty Plate, engraved in black on white glazed card, with AFTER HARDENING and dated "Mar. 26 1874" in black at left. Slight dust but fine and rare.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 14 Feb 1995, lot 1194. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5155 image1874: 1 d. bright lilac-mauve, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D6), without gum. Extremely rare, between 1 and 6 examples are recorded of the first issue with the 'Cancelled' overprint, probably utilised as file copies by De La Rue: see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP page 4509 for similar examples and lot 1510 of the Colonel Danson sale.rnProvenance: Collection H.G. Porter; Collection R.B. Sanderson, RL, London, 17 April 1980.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5156 image1874: 1 d. lilac-mauve, 2 d. blue, 4 d. carmine and 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, unused examples overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D7), all adhered to card. Extremely rare, between 1 and 6 examples are recorded of the first issue with the 'Cancelled' overprints, probably utilised as file copies by De La Rue: see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP page 4509 for similar examples.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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