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Brit. Colonies continued...

Southern Nigeria continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5313 image1901 (March): The first definitive set of nine values, wmk. Crown CA, all in vertical pair, overprinted SPECIMEN in black, 1 d. slightly suffused, generally fine, large part og. A scarce set in multiples Gi = £ 500. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 220.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5314 image1901/02: De La Rue Colour Trials for the ½ d. value (4), all imperforate on gummed watermarked paper, with issued colour of black & pale green, and unissued colours of black & red-brown (utilised for the issued 2 d. value), black & deep brown (as utilised for the 2 s. 6 d. value), black & purple on yellow (as utilised for the 10 s. value), fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare group (4).rnNote: For similar imperforate Colour Trials see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP., pages 6070 and 6071. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5315 image1901/02: 1 d. sepia & carmine, a single example and a vertical strip of three used on 1902 registered cover to London tied by oval "Registered / Old Calabar" datestamps (Dec 3). Reverse with 'Southern Nigeria' crest in black and "Registered / Bonny" oval transit datestamp (Dec 6). Correctly rated (2 d. postage + 2 d. registration) and a scarce commercial usage. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5316 image1900 (April 3): De La Rue photographic Essay for proposed 10 shilling value, using the von Angeli Victoria head-plate, imperforate on card (89 x 114 mm.) marked "B" at upper left, dated in manuscript "April 3rd, 1900" with "Dupl." at base; the design without "Postage" or "Revenue". Illustrated in the "De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6067, this example showing extensive hand-painted background in greyish-blue and black. The sole recorded example although two should exist, the other would have been sent to the Crown Agents, who returned card 'B' on June 27, 1900 with the comment "designs for stamps of a generally similar character to be produced by the Surface instead of copper-plate process" and the words "Postage" and "Revenue" to be introduced. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5317 image1900 (Aug 11): De La Rue composite Essay for the 10 s. value, with mauve head-plate inserted within indigo-purple imperforate frame showing country legend, Duty Plates now in both lower corners and "Postage" and "Revenue" moved to base, the Essay marked "H" at top left and dated at top right "Aug 11th 1900" with "Dupl." at base. Illustrated in the "De La Rue Collection" on page 6069. This was the last 'new' issue to be specifically designed for Queen Victoria. Rare and most attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5318 image1900 (Aug 11): De La Rue composite Essay for the 10 s. value, with grey-black head-plate inserted within violet on red imperforate frame showing country legend, Duty Plates now in both lower corners and "Postage" and "Revenue" moved to base, the Essay marked "FA" at top left and dated at top right "Aug 11th 1900" with "Dupl." at base. Illustrated in the "De La Rue Collection" on page 6069 - the Crown Agent's letter to DLR of August 21st stated "that a penny stamp with black centre and bright red borders would meet the requirements of the Postal Union". Slight surface scuffs at lower left and right but rare and most attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5319 image1901/02: De La Rue Essay for the 10 s. value, an imperforate composite Artist's Essay with head-plate vignette in blue-green, overlaid by frame in yellow-green with dark green oval surround being hand-painted, applied to card (90 x 114 mm.) lettered 'E' in black at upper left and dated "Aug 11th 1900" in manuscript at upper right. A similar 'duplicate' example is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP., on page 6069. Splendid and of great rarity.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Dec 1996, lot 2156.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5320 image1901 (March): 10 s. black & purple on yellow, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet with Plate No. '1' in margin, fine large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Scarce, just 2'880 stamps issued Gi = £ 600+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5321 image1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the Edward VII design with uncleared surrounds and black Duty Plates, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "12 JUN. 02" in blue and struck with "BEFORE / HARDENING" in black. Fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection Whitfield. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5322 image1903/04: De La Rue Colour Trial Proofs (4), imperforate on chalk surfaced watermarked and gummed paper with ½ d. value in purple & orange-brown and three for the 2½ d. value in grey & ultramarine, dull green & ultramarine and violet & ultramarine; all fresh and very fine, large part og. A very rare group.rnNote: For similar imperforate Colour Trials see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP., pages 6075 and 6076. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5323 imagePrinted by De La Rue 1903/04: Second Issue, the unused set of eleven values from ½ d. to £ 1 green & violet, the 1 d. value with suffused ink, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black horizontally at base, fresh colours and generally fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 325. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5324 image1903/04: Definitive set of eleven values to £ 1, wmk. Crown CA, all in matching top marginal example with Plate Number '1' in margin, the 6 d. with minuted black spot on one perf., one or two with typical slight aging on margin only, fresh and very fine, stamps unmounted og. A rare set, just 1'080 of the £ 1 issued Gi = £ 675. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5325 image1902: De La Rue composite Essay for Edward VII ½ d. value, with head-plate in brownish-black and frame taken from a Die Proof in black on glazed card with 'perforations' drawn in pencil; inset into small frame marked "A" at top left and dated "March 21-1902" at top right. Signed off by Sir William Mercer of the Crown Agents as "Approved". The design approved, however the head-plate was to change to the one prepared by Emil Fuchs on the issued stamps. Some soiling but an immensely rare working Proof, unique.rnProvenance: Collection W.C. Hinde. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5326 image1903/04: ½ d., 1 d., 2 d., 4 d. and 6 d. all used on 1 d. pink postal stationery envelope (212 x 102 mm.) and slightly re-folded for display at left (H&G 1b), all cancelled by "Registered / Forcados" datestamps (Dec 7, 1903) in black. Oval 'R' at left and reverse with London cds (Dec 28) and Geesemunder arrival (Dec 29). Slight overall aging but the envelope is very scarce in used condition and a most attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 160.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5327 image1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 2½ d. value, frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "20 NOV. 03" in blue and struck with "BEFORE / HARDENING" in black. Fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection W.C. Hinde.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5328 image1903 (Dec 14): De La Rue Colour Trial for the 2½ d. value, Imperforaate on wmk. Crown CA paper, printed in deep violet & ultramarine, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare, probably emanated from the duplicate Appendix sheet. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5329 image1903 (Dec 14): De La Rue Appendix sheet for the new addly 2½ d. value, dated at top "14th Dec 1903", with Imperforate Colour Trials (3) on wmk. Crown CA paper, grey & ultramarine (with "Approved 17.12" and signed Sir William Mercer). second in deep violet & ultramarine and third in dull green & ultramarine. Illustrated in the "De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton on page 6075. A fine and rare sheet. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5330 image1902 (April 9): De La Rue Colour Trials for the Edward VII 1903 issue but utilising Queen Victoria 10 s. designs, prepared for the proposed £1 value, four examples, imperforate on wmk. Crown CA paper: printed in green & carmine, green & violet-brown, green & violet (as selected for the £1 value) and grey & violet; fresh and fine, large part og. For similar examples see the Appendix sheet in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP. Rare.rnNote: The Queen Victoria 1901 set did not contain a £1 value thus the need for the above Trials, the Colour Trials executed for the Victorian issue utilised the ½d. value.rnProvenance: Two ex collection Col. J.R. Danson, RL, London, 10 March 1971, lots 1840, 1842. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5331 image1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the £ 1 value, frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "21 JUN. 02" in blue and struck with "BEFORE / HARDENING" in black. Fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection W.C. Hinde. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5332 image1903/04: £ 1 green & violet, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of fine fresh colour, superb large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 475. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 180.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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