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Brit. Colonies continued...

Niger Coast Protectorate continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5226 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant block of six (3 x 2) corner marginal from the top right of sheet, the upper strip of three and fourth and sixth stamps with Gibbons Type 8 handstamped surcharge in green, the fifth stamp in the block with Gibbons Type 9 surcharge in vermilion (just 22 stamps surcharged thus); of marvellous fresh appearance, large part og. with the stamps unmounted og. Some ink notations in margin on reverse but an outstanding and exceptionally rare multiple (Robson Lowe "multiples are very rare") for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 9'750++.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 3,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5227 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 9 handstamped surcharge in violet, second stamp Gibbons Type 3 surcharged in violet with variety "Surcharge Diagonal Reading Down", of fine fresh colour, typical speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. A very rare and most attractive pair. Cert. RPSL (1953) Gi = £ 7'500++.rnProvenance: Collection H.G. Porter; Collection William Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 588. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5228 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in blue on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a used example with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in blue, used on large piece of registered cover in combination with 1892/94 1 d. lilac horizontal pair and single 2 d. grey-green & carmine and 5 d. dull purple & blue all tied by oval framed "Registered / Old Calabar River" datestamps (Sept 26, 1894) in black. A scarce usage Gi = £ 800+.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1994, lot 1466. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5229 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in blue on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a used horizontal strip of four, marginal from base of the pane with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in blue, in combination with 1892/94 5 d. dull purple & blue on 1894 registered cover to Freetown, Sierra Leone tied by "Old Calabar River" circular datestamps in black (April 12) and by Freetown arrival cds (April 29). Minor edge wear to envelope of no great significance, rare and most appealing Gi = £ 3'200 off cover.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 June 1979, lot 1274. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5230 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused horizontal pair, corner marginal from lower right of sheet, with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in vermilion (60 stamps issued) and, in margin, Gibbons Type 3 surcharge struck in green. Creased between the stamps (previously displayed showing the right hand stamp only), minor bend affects left stamp and speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps and some black paper remains on part og. A dramatic and rare multiple for the specialist. Cert. RPSL (1952) Gi = £ 1'300++.rnProvenance: Collection E. Ashton-Kinder, RL, London, 15 Feb 1978, lot 147. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5231 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 first stamp Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, right hand stamp surcharged Gibbons Type 4 in carmine, of fresh rich colour and merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. Superb appearance and very rare. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 1'100++.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5232 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in blue on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in blue, tied to small piece by "Old Calabar River" circular datestamp (April 9, 1894) in blackish violet ink. Scarce with just 120 stamps issued Gi = £ 400.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1994, lot 1467. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5233 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in blue on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant horizontal pair with first stamp Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in blue and right hand stamp surcharged Type 9 in vermilion, of excellent fresh appearance, slight ink mark on reverse on one perf., large part og. A rare and most attractive multiple with just 120 stamps issued with the blue surcharge. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 1'075++.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5234 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused horizontal pair with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in green, of fine fresh colour and merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on superb large part og. Just 120 stamps issued, a splendid and scarce multiple Gi = £ 900+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5235 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant block of six (3 x 2), the upper strip of three with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in green, the lower strip of three with Gibbons Type 8 surcharge in vermilion; of marvellous fresh appearance merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part or unmounted og. A stunning and exceptionally rare multiple (Robson Lowe "multiples are very rare") for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 3'000++.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5236 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, a used example with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in green, variety "Surcharge Double", neatly cancelled by "Old Calabar River" circular datestamp (May 25, 1894) in black. Unpriced used in Stanley Gibbons. A very rare stamp. Cert. Knopke (2007) Gi = £ 2'000 unused. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5237 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in violet on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant horizontal pair with first stamp Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in violet (just 22 stamps surcharged thus) and right hand stamp surcharged Gibbons Type 4 in green, of vibrant colour and fresh appearance, superb large part og. A magnificent multiple of the greatest scarcity. Certs. RPSL (1938), RPSL (1991) Gi = £ 7'300++.rnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 14 March 1991, lot 181; Harmers, London, 28 Aug 1997, lot 1231. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 2,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5238 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused example, marginal from top of sheet with Gibbons Type 10 handstamped surcharge in green, fresh and fine appearance with small paper hinge remnant between margin and stamp merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og. Scarce with just 120 stamps issued Gi = £ 500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5239 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused example, with Gibbons Type 10 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, of fresh colour, two slightly blunted perforations mentioned for full accuracy only at right, tiny wrinkle and merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og., which pale into insignificance when one considers that there were only 6 examples issued, one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A great rarity of British Colonial philately. Signed A. Diena. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 9'000.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 3,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5240 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'One / Shilling' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example with Gibbons Type 11 handstamped surcharge Type B, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Scarce, with just 240 stamps issued. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 475.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5241 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'One / Shilling' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a used horizontal pair with Gibbons Type 11 handstamped surcharge Type B, lightly cancelled by near complete strike of "Old Calabar River" circular datestamp (Feb 17, 1894) in black. A scarce multiple, just 240 stamps issued. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi = £ 800+.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5242 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'One / Shilling' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused horizontal se-tenant pair with Gibbons Type 11 handstamped surcharge Type A from the Trial Sheet, first stamp surcharged in violet, right hand stamp surcharged in vermilion, of fine fresh colour and superb large part og. A very rare and attractive multiple. Signed Herbert Bloch. Cert. RPSL (1954) Gi = 1'275++.rnProvenance: Collection Colonel E.H.R. Green, Harmer Rooke, New York, 13-18 Nov 1944, lot 1093; Collection R.C.Agabeg; Collection Colonel J.R. Danson, RL, London, 10 May 1971, lot 1725. rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5243 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'One / Shilling' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example with Gibbons Type 11 handstamped surcharge Type B, variety "Surcharge Inverted", of good colour and very fine, with slightly dried large part og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1952) Gi = £ 12'000.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5244 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'One / Shilling' in violet on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example with Gibbons Type 11 handstamped surcharge, variety "Surcharge Vertical Reading Up" with the surcharge failing to print the 'ne' of 'One', of fresh vibrant colour and very fine but for insignificant corner perforation bend, superb large part og. Exceptionally rare. Cert. RPSL (1933) Gi = £ 7'000.rnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 14 March 1991, lot 189; Collection G.M. Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 468.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 3,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5245 imageIssued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'One / Shilling' in vermilion on Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example with Gibbons Type 11 handstamped surcharge Type B, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare with just 176 examples issued. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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