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Brit. Colonies continued...

Niger Coast Protectorate
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5186 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain values overprinted by De La Rue, the set of six unused all handstamped "SPECIMEN" in black (GB Type 9), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 300. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5187 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain values overprinted by De La Rue, the complete set of six values in unused matching horizontal pairs from top right corner of the sheet, all overprinted "CANCELLED" in black (Type GB 14), fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A rare and most attractive set.rnProvenance: Collection Colonel J.R. Danson, RL, London, 10 March 1971, lot 1621. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5188 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain values overprinted by De La Rue, the complete set of six, all in unused blocks of four, fine large part or unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 640+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5189 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain Jubilee ½ d. vermilion overprinted by De La Rue, an unused block of twelve (6 x 2), marginal from base of sheet, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Scarce multiple Gi = £ 280+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5190 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain Jubilee ½ d. vermilion and 2 d. grey-green & carmine, overprinted by De La Rue, used on 1893 cover to Plymouth tied by "OLD CALABAR RIVER" code A circular datestamps in black (Dec 11). Reverse with Plymouth arrival cds (Jan 9, 1894) in black. A scarce and attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5191 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain 1881 1 d. lilac overprinted by De La Rue, an unused example with variety "Overprint Transposed, OIL RIVERS at top", fresh and very fine, large part og. An exceedingly rare stamp with just 8 examples recorded, one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Cert. RPSL (1959) Gi = £ 9'000.rnProvenance: Collection C.G. Alterskye; Collection Colonel J.R. Danson, RL, London, 10 March 1971, lot 1623; Collection E. Ashton-Kinder, RL, London, 15 Feb 1978, lot 114. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 3,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5192 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain 1881 1 d. lilac overprinted by De La Rue, an unused block of thirty (6 x 5), marginal from base of sheet, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 450+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5193 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain Jubilee 2 d. grey-green & camine, an unused complete (left) pane of 60 with sheet margins at top, left and at base, including overprint variety "CIL RIVERS" (Row 2, Stamp 6), "Broken 'V' in RIVERS" (Row 6, Stamp 3), "Broken 'R' in RIVERS" (Row 8, Stamp 6), fresh and fine, large part og., predominantly unmounted og. Gi = £ 2'400+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 600.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5194 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain Jubilee 2½ d. purple on blue overprinted by De La Rue, an unused block of thirty (6 x 5), fresh and fine, unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 420+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5195 imageOil Rivers Protectorate 1892 (July 20): Great Britain Jubilee 1 s. dull green, overprinted by De La Rue, a marginal example from left of sheet of slightly pale colour and trivial aging, used on 1894 registered cover to Leeds, tied by "OPOBO" squared circle datestamp (April 16) in black. 'R' in red at base and reverse with Leeds arrival cds (May 16) in black. Scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5196 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Sept 3): ½+½ d. on Great Britain 1 d. lilac, a used 'block of four' of unsevered pairs marginal from top of sheet, the upper stamps surcharged in violet, the lower ½+½ d. on 1 d. lilac surcharged in red, lightly cancelled by "Old Calabar River" datestamps in black. Just four half sheets were surcharged in violet at Old Calabar and thus just 24 ½ d. stamps can exist from the top rows only whilst the remaining 936 stamps were surcharged in red. A magnificent multiple, a great rarity with just four, possibly five pairs known; in the foremost quality for the connoisseur. Certs. RPSL (1926, signed by Edward Denny Bacon) and BPA (1994) Gi = £ 16'450+.rnProvenance: Christies, London, 9 March 1994, lot 2749. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5197 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a used example with handstamped surcharge, Gibbons Type 3 in violet, with characteristic defective 'F' in HALF, lightly cancelled by "Old Calabar River" cds in black. Scarce, just 120 stamps issued. Cert. BPA (1948) Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1994, lot 1458. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5198 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example with handstamped surcharge, Gibbons Type 3 in violet, with characteristic defective 'F' in HALF, variety "Surcharge Diagonal Reading Up", fresh and very fine, the large part og. with typical speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the adhesives. Just 120 of the normal stamp issued. Extremely rare. Cert. BPA (1961) Gi = £ 7'000.rnCollection E. Ashton-Kinder, RL, London, 15 Feb 1978, lot 119. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5199 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused example with handstamped surcharge, Gibbons Type 3 in vermilion, with characteristic defective 'F' in HALF, fresh colour and superb large part og. Just 6 examples are believed to have been issued. A delightful example of an extraordinarily rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1957) Gi = £ 14'000.rnCollection E. Ashton-Kinder, RL, London, 15 Feb 1978, lot 120. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 3,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5200 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a fine used block of four with Gibbons Type 4 handstamped surcharge in green, cancelled by "Old Calabar" cds's in black. Just 120 stamps issued. An exceptional multiple: Robson Lowe: "Blocks are very rare". Cert BPA (2021) Gi = £ 1'100+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5201 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant horizontal strip of three, with Gibbons Type 4 handstamped surcharge in green on first and third stamps, central stamp surcharged Gibbons Type 9 in vermilion, of fresh rich colour and merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. A delightful and most attractive multiple of great scarcity. Cert. BPA (1987) Gi = £ 1'250++. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5202 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' surcharged in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a single example used with July 1892 2 d. grey-green & carmine (2) on registered 1894 cover to Great Ormond Street, London, each stamp tied by bold "OLD CALABAR" squared circle datestamp (Nov 28) with oval "Registered / Old Calabar" datestamp at left. Liverpool transit (Jan 14, 1895) and reverse with London arrival of the same day. A scarce and most attractve cover.rnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, 11-12 March 1994, lot 97. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5203 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in carmine on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused example with Gibbons Type 4 handstamped surcharge in carmine, fresh deep colour, large part og. Just 120 stamps issued, a very scarce stamp. Signed on reverse in ink "Wm. Bradbury" Gi = £ 450.rnProvenance: Collection William Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 592. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5204 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in carmine on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant horizontal pair with first stamp Gibbons Type 4 handstamped surcharge in carmine and second stamp surcharged Gibbons Type 8 in blue, left hand stamp with vertical crease not affecting the wondrous apppearance, fresh and very fine with merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on superb large part og. An immensely rare pair. Each stamp signed C.H. Mekeel in ink on reverse. Cert. BPA (1991) Gi = £ 35'000++.rnProvenance: Collection Colonel E.H.R. Green, Harmer Rooke, New York, 13-18 Nov 1944, lot 1067; Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 14 March 1991, lot 184; Collection G.M. Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 431. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 12,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5205 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in blue on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 4 handstamped surcharge in blue, used on small piece cancelled by "Old Calabar River" circular datestamp (April 9, 1894) in blackish-violet. The piece slightly soiled but a scarce stamp with just 120 issued Gi = £ 475. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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