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Brit. Colonies continued...

Lagos continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5157 image1874/75: 2 d. blue, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused block of four of rich colour, well centred, somewhat typical erratic perforations, large part og. A rare multiple Gi = £ 320+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5158 image1875 (Feb): 3 d. red-brown, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, two examples used on 1875 cover to Wolverhamptontied by "LAGOS" code B datestamps in black (Oct 30). Manuscript credit '5d.' in red at right and "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" cds in red (Dec 5). Wolverhampton arrival cds on reverse (Dec 6). Minimal aging, a remarkable and very rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection William C. Hinde; Collection L. Du P. Chiappini. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5159 image1874/75: 4 d. carmine and 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, used on registered 1875 cover to Wolverhampton, each tied by bold strikes of "LAGOS" code B circular datestamps (June 1) in black, with information strike below. Straight line "REGISTERED LETTER" in red at left, circular "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" cds in red (June 30) and double ring "REGISTERED / LIVERPOOL" cds of the same day in red. Rated "5+2=7 d." credit in red crayon. Birmingham and Wolverhampton arrival cds (June 30) in black on reverse of a wonderful cover, illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 296. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 10 March 1964, lot 149; W.E. Lea; Collection Sir John Marriott; Carmichael & Todd (1993).rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5160 image1874: 6 d. blue-green, wmk. CC, perf. 12½, a used example on 1874 cover to Wolverhampton tied by two fine strikes of "LAGOS" code B datestamps (Dec 1) in black. Manuscript credit '5d.' in red at left and obscured "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" cds in red (Jan 2, 1875) with Wolverhampton arrival cds on reverse. Some minor aging around perforations but a most attractive and rare single franking.rnProvenance: Collection R.B. Sanderson, RL, London, 17 April 1980, lot 198. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5161 image1875 (Feb): 1 s. orange with 15½ mm. Duty Plate, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example of fine colour, typically slightly eratic perfs., large part og. A very rare and much under-catalogued stamp Gi = £ 700. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5162 image1883 (Aug 28): De La Rue Appendix sheet headed "Lagos Postage Stamps, Existing and proposed Scheme of Colours", with top sheet showing Colour Trials with blank Duty Plates perforated 14 in carmine (1 d.) "being that established by the International Postal Convention", 2 d. in greyish-blue, 4 d. in mauve and 6 d. in olive-green. The issued 3 d. red-brown and 1 s. orange each annotated in manuscript "This colour cannot be improved upon". Second sheet shows the original 1876/82 set of six values in issued colours, all perf. 12½. Partially illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton on page 4512. The colours were approved on April 7, 1884 and issued in December. A superb unique sheet for the connoisseur. (Image 1)

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Currently...CHF 3,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5163 image1876/79: 1 s. orange, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, ONE SHILLING measuring 16½ mm., a fine unused example of excellent centering and colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A very rare and elusive stamp. Cert. Harmer Rooke (1951) Gi = £ 950.rnProvenance: Collection King Carol II of Romania, Harmer Rooke, New York, March 1951, lot 216; Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 24 Nov 2005, lot 266. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5164 image1882 (June): 2 d. blue, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused horizontal strip of four, marginal from top of sheet, with Plate and Serial Number "1" in margin, folded between central stamps not affecting the delightful appearance, mounted in margin only with stamps unmounted og. A rare multiple Gi = £ 800+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5165 image1885: De La Rue Die Proof, Imperforate in green with blank Duty Plate, applied to thin brown tracing paper with hand-painted red frame and HALFPENNY Duty painted in green below, dated at top "15 OCT 85". Supplied by De La Rue upon the request for the new ½ d. value and approved on Oct 20, 1885. Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4513. Unique and splendid. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5166 image1886/87: De La Rue Essay for the "Doubly Fugitive" inking process, ½ d. lilac (colour of the issued 4 d.) on unwatermarked paper, perf. 14, with Duty Plate showing HALF PENNY in black, fresh and very fine unused. For a similar example, and probably the only other example, of this Essay see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP, page 4514. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5167 image1884/86: 4 d. pale violet, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, with Serial Number "1" in margin, of fine fresh colour, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 640+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5168 image1884/86: 1 s. orange, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused block of twelve (6 x 2), margins at sides, fresh bright colour, large part or unmounted og. A delightful and scarce multiple Gi = £ 275+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 140.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5169 image1884/86: 1 s. orange, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused block of eighteen (6 x 3), marginal from top of the sheet with Plate number "1" and serial number "1" in margin, superbly fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A delightful and scarce multiple Gi = 400+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5170 image1884/86: 2 s. 6 d. olive-black, 5 s. blue, 10 s. purple-brown, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, the unused set of three each overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fresh and fine, the 2 s. 6 d. with slight adherence to gum otherwise all large part og. Rare - just 100 examples of each were sent to the Colony Gi = £ 425. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5171 image1884/86: 2 s. 6 d. olive-black, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example o fine colour, trivial corner perf. bend, large part og. Signed F.B. Turpin/London. Cert. BPA (2022) Gi = £ 350. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 140.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5172 image1884/86: 5 s. blue, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce, just 600 sent to the Colony Gi = £ 700. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5173 image1884/86: 10 s. purple-brown, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used example cancelled by barred oval obliterator in black. Superb for this rarity. Signed Thier. Cert. BPA (1928) - the certificate is signed Houtzamer, Oliver and Pemberton Gi = £ 1'100. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5174 image1884/86: Definitive set of twelve values unused, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fresh colours and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 325. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5175 image1886/87: De La Rue Colour Trial for the proposed 2 s. 6 d. value: ½ d. value (unissued) in yellow-green & carmine, on gummed unwatermarked wove paper, line perf. 14. The describer believes this stamp was taken from a similar Appendix sheet as dated Augsut 28, 1886, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4514. Rare and most unusual.rnProvenance: Collection Colonel J.R. Danson, RL, London, 10 March 1971, ex lot 1535. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5176 image1887/92: 1 s. yellow-green & black unused, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, with diagonal "Specimen" in ink manuscript, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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