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Brit. Colonies continued...

Niger Coast Protectorate continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5263 image1894 (May): The set of six values complete on 1894 cover to Birmingham, all neatly cancelled by circular "Sombreiro River" datestamps in black (Oct 20) with PAQUEBOT below in black and 'Paid / Liverpool / Br. Packet' transit (Nov 29) in red; with arrival on reverse of an attractive cover.rnProvenance: RL, London, 10 July 1979, lot 812. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5264 image1894 (May): 2 d. lake and 2½ d. blue (two examples) used on 1897 registered cover to Banbury, UK tied by scarce "SOMBREIRO RIVER" datestamps (Oct 12) in black. Handstamped 'R' at left and oval framed 'Registered / Liverpool' transit datestamp with time code also on obverse (Nov 25). Reverse with "Bonny River" cds (Oct 20) and Banbury arrival cds's in black. Some peripheral aging around perfs. not detracting from the appearance of a charming and rare cover.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1994, lot 1493. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5265 image1894 (May): Collection on leaves with the set of six, incl. shades, unused; used examples with cancellation study with duplication and multiples cancelled at "Benin River" in black or red, "Bonny River" with complete set used with cds's in black or blue, "Bonny" and "Brass" squared circle usages, "Forcados River" with usages on 2 d. and 2½ d. in blocks of four, "Old Calabar River" with set and 2 d. block, "Opobo River" in violet, "Qua Iboe River" usages, front with five ½ d. used from "Sapele", further items from "Sombreiro River", "Warri" and "Bakana" etc. A fine lot (94 items) Gi = £ 600+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5266 imageOpobo Provisional 1894 (May): '½' in red on half of 1 d. dull blue, an unused horizontal pair, of fine fresh colour, merest tarce of thin, without gum. The barely notcieable imperfection can only be seen in benzine and is a spurious comment on the RPSL certificate given that this is the sole recorded unused multiple of this provisional in good condition (the only other pair, ex Ferrary and Dale-Lichtenstein, is defective at both top and at base). Cert. RPSL (1982) Gi = £ 4'500+.rnProvenance: Collection David Melat. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5267 imageOpobo Provisional 1894 (May): '½' in red on left half of 1 d. pale blue, a used example, marginal from base of sheet, tied to small piece by "Opobo River" circular datestamp (Aug 24, 1894) in black. Merest trace of aging on one or two perfs at top left but scarce with just one sheet of 60 = 120 stamps issued. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 375. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5268 imageOpobo Provisional 1894 (June): Large 12 mm. surcharge '1' in vermilion on right half of 1892 2 d. grey-green & carmine, an unused example of fine fresh colour, large part og. A very rare and most elusive stamp. Signed A. Diena. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 1'700. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5269 imageOpobo Provisional 1894 (June): Large 12 mm. surcharge '1' in vermilion on half of 1892 2 d. grey-green & carmine, two examples (right halves) used on small piece, each cancelled by "Opobo River" circular datestamps (Oct 8, 1894) in black. Rare and most unusual usage. Cert. BPA (1962) Gi = £ 750. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5270 imageOpobo Provisional 1894 (August): '½' in blue on left half of 1894 1 d. orange-vermilion, a used example tied to small piece by large part "Opobo River" circular datestamp (Sept 27, 1894) in black. Very scarce with circa 80 stamps possible. Cert. RPSL (1950) Gi = £ 550.rnProvenance: Collection Joseph Silkin. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5271 image1894 (Aug 10): Provisional surcharge ½ d. on 2½ d. blue, a fine used block of four cancelled by "Old Calabar" circular datestamps (Aug 21, 1894) in violet-black. A very scarce stamp in a multiple (Robson Lowe 8 times normal) with just 960 issued. Rare Gi = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5272 image1894 (Aug 10): Provisional surcharge ½ d. on 2½ d. blue, a used horizontal pair, marginal from right of sheet, right hand stamp variety "OIE for ONE", cancelled by "Old Calabar" circular datestamps (Aug 21, 1894) in black. A very fine and scarce pair. Cert. RPSL (1933) Gi = £ 1'450.rnProvenance: Collection George H. Boucher (1933); Collection E. Ashton-Kinder, RL, London, 15 Feb 1978, lot 169. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5273 image1894 (Aug 10): Provisional ½ d. on 2½ d. blue, a used example on registered 1894 cover additionally franked by two 2 d. lake, all neatly cancelled by "Old Calabar" squared circle datestamp (Aug 16) in black. Liverpool (Sept 17) and London datestamps of transit and receipt also on obverse. Correctly rated, a fine usage of this scarce provisional in the first week of issue. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5274 image1897/98: 1 d. vermilion, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four, marginal from top of sheet, variety "Imperforate Vertically Between", of vibrant fresh colour, typical minor wrinkles of no significance on superb unmounted og. A splendid and most attractive multiple of great rarity Gi = £ 32'000+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 12,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5275 imageSouthern Nigeria 1902: 1 d. pink postal stationery envelope used to Germany up-rated with 'Stamp Shortage' usage of Niger Coast 1897/98 2 d. lake pair tied by "Old Calabar River" circular datestamps in black (Jan 25). Reverse with Eilenburg arrival cds (Feb 17) in black. Slight damp spot on address panel but a scarce and attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5276 image1897/98: Waterlow Die Proof for the 6 d. value, Imperforate, printed in black on medium cream wove paper (30 x 38 mm.) with file number '2547' in manuscript ink at top. Superb and very rare.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 1032. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5277 image1897/98: Waterlow Die Proof for the 2 s. 6 d. value, Imperforate, printed in black on medium cream wove paper (30 x 37 mm.) with file number '2548' in manuscript ink at top. Superb and very rare.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 1033. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5278 image1897/98: 10 s. deep violet, three unused horizontal pairs, each corner marginal from the upper right corner of the sheet, with sheet requisition numbers 220, 234 and 274, fresh colours and very fine but for typical wrinkles on large part or unmounted og. A scarce assembly with only 5'500 stamps (275 sheets) printed. A charming group Gi = £ 1'080+. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5279 image1897/98: 10 s. deep violet, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused corner marginal block of four from top right corner of the sheet with requisition number 260 in red, of fine fresh colour, typical minor wrinkles on unmounted og. Gi = £ 720+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 220.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5280 image1897/98: 10 s. deep violet or bright violet (3), four unused examples, each corner marginal from the upper right corner of the sheets, with sheet requisition numbers 43, 60, 82 and 140 in red; all with fresh colours and generally fine; large part or unmounted og. A very scarce assembly with only 5'500 stamps (275 sheets) printed. A charming group. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5281 image1897/98: Complete set, wmk. Crown CA, from ½ d. to 10 s. including differing shades with ½ d. green (2), 1 d. orange (2), 2 d. lake and 2 d. lake with wmk. reversed (Gi 68x), 2½ d. blue (2), 5 d. violet (2), 6 d. yellow-brown (2), 1 s. black, 2 s. 6 d. olive-bistre and 10 s. deep violet and bright violet, all fresh and fine with large part og. Gi = £ 550+. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 180.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5282 imageNiger Company Territories / Abutshi 1899: Great Britain 1881 1 d. lilac in a horizontal pair, used on 1899 cover from Abutshi to Birmingham tied by bold strike of oval "THE ROYAL NIGER CO. C&L / CUSTOMS OFFICE / ABUTSHI" datestamp (Dec 19) in violet (known in use from Oct 4 until 31 December, 1899 only, Sacher Type 14). Reverse with "Forcados River" transit cds (Jan 2, 1900) and obverse with 'Paid / Liverpool / Br. Packet' cds (Jan 25) in red. Top flap missing but a truly exceptional strike and a very rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection John Sacher, Spink, London, 12 Nov 2009, lot 349. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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