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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5206 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in black on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused example with Gibbons Type 4 handstamped surcharge in black, variety "Surcharge Diagonal Reading Up", fresh and fine, large part og. An extremely rare stamp with just 19 examples of the normal printed, with manuscript comment on certificate from Peter Holcombe "I believe this is unique". Cert. Holcombe (1995) Gi = £ 13'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 6-7 Dec 2006, lot 1306. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 3,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5207 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENN.Y' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused example with Gibbons Type 5 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, minor gum bend not affecting appearance, fresh and fine with one or two speckles from the red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. A very rare stamp unused as most examples are found cancelled at Forcados River Gi = £ 1'300.rnProvenance: Collection William Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 596. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5208 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENN.Y' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 5 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, cancelled by "Forcados River" circular datestamp (Feb 1, 1894) in black. A scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1949) Gi = £ 225.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1994, ex lot 1470. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5209 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example with Gibbons Type 6 handstamped surcharge in violet, fresh and very fine, typical speckles from the red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. Just 120 stamps issued, a very scarce stamp unused. Cert. RPSL (1932) Gi = £ 1'100.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred W. Bates, 1932; Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 27 Nov 1963, lot 530. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5210 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused horizontal strip of three with Gibbons Type 6 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, central stamp with variety "Surcharge Vertical Reading Down", brilliant appearance and of vivid colour, first stamp with diagonal bend unapparent on face, large part og. A great rarity and believed unique in a multiple Gi = £ 14'000+.rnProvenance: Collection H.G. Porter (1956); Collection Colonel J.S. Danson, RL, London, 10 March 1971, lot 1687; Collection William Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 599. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 3,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5211 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused horizontal pair with Gibbons Type 6 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, second stamp with variety "Surcharge Inverted", of lovely rich colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A superb pair of great rarity. Signed Stanley Gibbons Gi = £10'650++.rnProvenance: Collection Colonel E.H.R. Green, Harmer Rooke, New York, 13-18 Nov 1944, lot 1087. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5212 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused vertical se-tenant pair, marginal from left of sheet with upper stamp Gibbons Type 6 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, lower stamp with italic Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, variety "Surcharge Diagonal Reading Up", fresh and very fine with merest thin spot on one perforation at base, trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. Delightful and of great rarity. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 6'000++.rnProvenance: Collection E. Ashton-Kinder, RL, London, 15 Feb 1978, lot 132. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5213 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant horizontal pair with Gibbons Type 6 handstamped surcharge in vermilion on first stamp with variety "Surcharge Vertical Reading Down", right hand stamp with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge 'Half / Penny' in vermilion, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. An exceptionally rare multiple in the foremost quality. Signed Saatchi. Cert. RPSL (1995) Gi = £ 13'400++.rnProvenance: Collection David Springbett SG, London, 21 March 1997, lot 467; Collection G.M. Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 425.rnrnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5214 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in violet, of good colour, typical speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. Just 120 stamps issued, a very scarce stamp. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5215 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a used example with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in violet, of good colour, cancelled by "Old Calabar River" circular datestamp (March 22, 1894) in black. Just 120 stamps issued Gi = £ 275. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5216 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused horizontal strip of three with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in violet, marginal from left of sheet with central stamp showing variety "Surcharge Vertical Reading Up", first and third stamps with lower bars omitted, typical speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. Fresh and vibrant multiple with just 120 stamps issued, exceptional. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 8'500++.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5217 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused horizontal pair with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in violet, first stamp showing variety "Surcharge Diagonal Reading Up", second stamp with lower bar mostly omitted, typical speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. Just 120 stamps printed, a superb and extremely rare multiple. Cert. RPSL (1931) Gi = £ 8'000++.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred W. Bates (1931); Harmers, London, 14 Feb 1995, lot 1351. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 3,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5218 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused se-tenant horizontal pair with first stamp Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in violet, variety "Surcharge Diagonal Reading Down" and second stamp Gibbons Type 9 surcharge 'HALF / PENNY' in violet with slight nibbed perf. at base, of fine fresh colour, slight fold between the stamps on perfs., typical speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. A rare and most attractive pair. Cert. RPSL (1933) Gi = £ £ 8'000++.rnProvenance: Collection George H. Boucher (1933); Harmers, London, 14 Feb 1995, lot 1352. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5219 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, cancelled by "Forcados River" circular datestamp (Jan 3, 1894) with Code C reversed in black. Fine and scarce, just 180 stamps issued Gi = £ 200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5220 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, cancelled by "Buguma" circular datestamp (Feb, 1894) in black. Fine and scarce, just 180 stamps issued. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 200. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5221 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, cancelled by part "Old Calabar River" circular datestamp (probably Feb 17, 1894) in black. Fine and scarce with just 180 stamps issued. Cert. RPSL (1953) Gi = £ 200.rnProvenance: Collecction R.C. Agabeg; Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1994, ex lot 1462. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5222 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused horizontal pair with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, the right hand stamp with variety "Surcharge Inverted", fresh and extremely fine with merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on superb large part og. Just 180 stamps issued, a magnificent and extraordinarily rare multiple in perfect condition. Cert. BPA (1999) Gi = £ 12'400++.rnProvenance: Collection G.M. Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 429. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5223 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant vertical pair with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in vermilion on first stamp with variety "Surcharge Inverted", lower stamp with Gibbons Type 6 handstamped surcharge 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. with lower stamp unmounted og. An exceptionally rare and fine multiple. Signed Tommy Allen. Cert. RPSL (1939) Gi = £ 12'650++.rnProvenance: Collection George Boucher (1939); Stanley Gibbons, London, 24 June 1998, lot 0063. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 4,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5224 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in blue on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 7 handstamped surcharge in blue, lightly cancelled by datestamp in red. Unpriced in Stanley Gibbons in used condition, an extremely rare stamp with just 4 examples printed and one of the most elusive of all British Colonial stamps. Cert. RPSL (1984) Gi = £ 35'000 unused.rnProvenance: Collection G.M. Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 446. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 10,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5225 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 8 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, cancelled by "Old Calabar River" circular datestamp (July 6, 1894) in black. A fine example of an extremely scarce stamp Gi = £ 650.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1994, lot 1463. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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