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Brit. Colonies continued...

Montserrat continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3768 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 1 d. red, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a vertical pair (left halves) and a vertical strip of three (right halves) vertically bisected examples used on Matson 1883 cover to Dominica endorsed 'per. S.S. New York City', all tied by five strikes of the "A08" obliterator. Top stamp in the strip of three showing "Re-entry on PENNY" clearly (position 20). 'Montserrat' cds below (Sept 2) and 'Dominica' arrival alongside (Sept 3). A fresh and fine cover Gi = £ 1'400+.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3769 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example on small card ex the De La Rue archives overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D7) with manuscript "120 Set" at right in ink. Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4660. Rare.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 27 Jan 1978, ex lot 1371; Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1401. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3770 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of twelve (3 x 4) corner marginal from the top right hand corner of the sheet, positions 10-12 / 22-24 / 34-36 / 46-48, showing position 24 with "Plate Scratch through Queen's Nose" and position 11 with obscrured Plate scratch in Antigua, of fine fresh colour, hinged for protection on large part og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 900+.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3771 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a used example vertically trisected (2 d.) and a twelfth part of the same stamp (½ d.) alongside used on 1884 cover to Basseterre, St. Kitts paying the 2½ d. rate, tied by "A08" obliterator in black with faint 'Montserrat / Paid' below and 'St. Kitts' arrival cds (May 3) alongside. The envelope folded slightly, 10 mm., at left for better Exhibit display, a remarkable and very rare cover illustrated in colour on the dust-jacket of the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia. Unique. Cert. BPA (1956).rnProvenance: Collection Claude Cartier, SG, London, 21 April 1977, lot 44; Collection Edward Gilbert, Shreves, New York, 9-10 March 1992, lot 465. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3772 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a used vertical bisect (left half) on 1883 cover to St. Kitts, tied by "A08" obliterator with 'Montserrat / Paid' cds at left (Dec 15) in black and fine 'St. Kitts' arrival cds in black also on obverse (Dec 16) of a fine and very rare cover. An overpayment of the 2½ d. rate by ½ d. Back flap missing but a rare and most attractive usage. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 6'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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3773 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a used example showing variety "Inverted "S" in MONTSERRAT", lightly cancelled by "A08" obliterator leaving the variety clear. Slightly rounded at lower left corner but scarce. Cert. BPA (1961) Gi = £ 1'200. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3774 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a used block of four of good colour, tied to large piece by four strikes of the "A08" obliterator in black. One tone spot at base but a remarkable and scarce multiple Gi = £ 160+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3775 imageStamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of four, marginal from top of sheet, showing the re-entry on lower right stamp on first "A" of ANTIGUA, of superb deep colour with two minor gum bends of absolutely no significance, part og. with the lower pair superb og. A very rare stamp, believed to have been just one sheet printed, possibly as a Colour Trial (see Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia page 85) and abandoned due to the 'Montserrat' not being clearly seen on the blue-green background. Exceptional with just three multiples recorded. Cert. RPSL (1961) Gi = £ 5'200+.rnProvenance: Collection H. Douglas Bessemer, Harmers, London, 14-15 Feb 1963, lot 235; Collection Lars Amundsen, SG, London, 6-8 Dec 1967, lot 237; Collection Claude Cartier, SG, London, 21 April 1977, lot 45. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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3776 image1880 (Jan): De La Rue 2½ d. red-brown, Imperforate on watermarked Crown CC paper, overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D7), small imperfections on part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 6 Sept 1983, lot 443; Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, ex lot 1408. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3777 image1882: Essay for proposed Registration Fee, circular design for 2 d. value, entirely hand-painted on pale blue background, wording "Montserrat Registration Fee / Two Pence" and dotted surround picked out in Chinese white with Crown in black on white background, on tracing paper ex the De La Rue archives (74 x 98 mm.) dated on reverse with handstamp "22 JUL 82" at top. One tiny rust spot away from design. A truly beautiful example of the De La Rue artisit's handiwork. Unique.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 27 Jan 1978, lot 1412; Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1412. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3778 image1883 (March): 1 d. red, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 12, a used example showing variety "Inverted "S" in MONTSERRAT", fresh and very fine, the cancellation leaving the variety entirely clear. Rare. Cert. RPSL (1984) Gi = £ 1'300. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3779 image1884/85: 1 d. rose-red, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example with variety "Inverted "S" in MONTSERRAT", of fresh colour, without gum. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1977) Gi = £ 1'100.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 6 Sept 1983, lot 470; Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1415. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3780 image1884/85: 2½ d. ultramarine, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example of good colour, variety "Top Left Triangle Detached" (Plate 2, Row, 3, stamp 3), slight rub on front not affecting the appearance, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 600.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3781 image1884/85: 4 d. blue, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example of fine fresh colour, unobtrusive horizontal bend and tiny thin spot, part og. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi = £ 1'800. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3782 image1884/85: 4 d. mauve, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used example showing variety "Top Left Triangle Detached" (Right Pane, Row 3, stamp 3), cancelled by part "A08" obliterator in black. Scarce Gi = £ 375. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3783 image1884/85: 2½ d. ultramarine and 4 d. mauve, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, unused examples of good colour, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type D12), the 4 d. with slightly blunted perfs. at right, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 475. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3784 image1884/85: ½ d. dull green, 2½ d. ultramarine and 4 d. mauve, wmk. Crown CA, used on 1889 cover to New York cancelled by two strikes of the "A08" obliterator with 'Montserrat' despatch cds below. Reverse with Barbados transit cds and 'New York / Paid All' duplex (Sept 26). Small opening tear at base not greatly affecting appearance, a scarce issue on letter. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3785 image1903: De La Rue stamp size Die Proof of the 'Device of the Colony' vignette only, printed in black with uncleared surrounds with horizontal guideline behind the design, on glazed white card. Scarce.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1423. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3786 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with ½ d. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black and dated '11 MAR. 03' in blue. Slightly dusty but scarce.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1428. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3787 image1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 2 d. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '31 MAR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1431. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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