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Brit. Colonies continued...

Southern Nigeria continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5333 image1903/04: £ 1 green & violet, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet with Plate Number '1' in margin, centred to right, horizontal bend on lower pair but of fine fresh colour, large part og., lower pair unmounted og. A very rare multiple, just 1'080 stamps issued Gi = £ 1'900+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5334 image1903/04: Sperati Forgery of the £ 1 green & violet, a fine 'Die Proof' in sage green & violet, signed "Jean de Sperati" at base; handstamped "Sperati / Reproduction" in violet on reverse. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5335 image1904/09: Head Die A, the unused set of twelve values from ½ d. to £ 1 green & violet, with additional 2 d. pale grey & chestnut (Die B), all fresh and fine, large part og. A rare set Gi = £ 550. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5336 image1904/08: Definitive set of twelve values wmk. Multiple Crown CA, the basic set of twelve to £ 1, together with additional mexamples of ½ d. (3), 1 d., 2 d. (2), 4 d. (2), 6 d. (3), 1 s. and £ 1; all twenty-five stamps marginal from top of sheet showing Plate Number '1' in margin, generally very fine, large part or unmounted og. A charming pair of pages and difficult to replicate Gi = £ 875+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5337 image1904/08: 1 d. grey-black & carmine, a used example on 1907 cover to Exeter, lightly cancelled on despatch, carried on the S.S. Jebba of the African Steamship Co. which ran aground in fog at Bolt Tail on the South Devon Coast on March 18th. Struck with "SALVED FROM / S S JEBBA" in violet and reverse resealed with marginal selvedge, the adhesive heavily cancelled at Exeter (March 20) and readdressed to Wells. Reverse with 'Bath Station Office' cds of the same day. Scarce.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 175.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5338 imageThird Issue 1904/09: De La Rue Die Proof for the 3 d. value, a 'Frame Only' Die Proof printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed 'BEFORE / HARDENING' in black and dated at left "15 APR 07" in blue. The 3 d. value was added later to the 1904 issue, not being released until August 1907. Scarce and very fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5339 image1907: De La Rue Die Proof for the new 3 d. value, frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "15 APR. 07" in blue and struck with "BEFORE / HARDENING" in black; sold together with issued 3 d. orange-brown & bright purple overprinted SPECIMEN in black, large part og. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5340 image1904/09: £ 1 green & violet, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, Head Die B on chalky peper, an unused block of four, of fine colour, large part og with lower pair unmounted og. A rare multiple Gi = £ 1'300+.rnProvenance: Collection Porter. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5341 image1907/11: Colour Change set of twelve values unused, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, with ½ d. grey-green with head Die A, balance of the set Head Die B, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, slight rub on 6 d., otherwise fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 400. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 140.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5342 image1907/11: Definitive set of twelve values, Die B, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, ½ d. green to £ 1 purple & black on red, also including the 1907 3 d. orange-brown & bright purple; all overprinted SPECIMEN horizontally in black, the 6 d. value rubbed otherwise majority fresh and fine with large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 420+. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5343 image1907/11: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four of fine fresh colour, superb, large part og. A delightful multiple Gi = £ 1'000+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5344 image1912: De La Rue Die Proof for the vignette / head-plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "27 FEB. 12" in blue and struck with "BEFORE / HARDENING" in black. A fine and scarce Proof.rnProvenance: Collection W.C. Hinde. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5345 image1912: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value, frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "3 MAY. 12" in blue and struck with "AFTER / HARDENING" in black. A fine and scarce Proof.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5346 image1912: Definitive set of twelve values, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, ½ d. green to £ 1 purple & black on red, all locally overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in violet (Samuel type SN1). Fresh colours, a few minor imperfections but generally very fine, large part og. A delightful and rare set. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5347 image1912: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four, fresh colour, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Scarce and fine Gi = £ 800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5348 image1902: De La Rue Proof for the proposed 1 d. postal stationery envelope, embossed in vermilion oval with "♚ / ONE PENNY / SOUTHERN NIGERIA POSTAGE" printed on cream thick vertically laid paper (34 x 37 mm.). Unadopted and rare.rnProvenance: Collection Whitfield. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 350.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
5349 image1902: De La Rue Proof for the proposed 1 d. postal stationery card attached to DLR Appendix sheet dated "21 March 1902" (the same day the adhesive stamps were approved), with legend "POST CARD / SOUTHERN NIGERIA" with coloured pink wash where the 1 d. indicia would be situated; signed and "Approved" by Sir William Mercer in ink. Sold together with the issued card and another overprinted SPECIMEN in black. The Essay with light vertical crease but exceptional and unique. (Image 1)



Currently...CHF 750.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
St. Christopher St. Kitts
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3800 image1858/60: Great Britain 1856 1 s. green, a used example cancelled by a bold strike of "A12" obliterator of Basseterre in black. Extremely fine and very rare Gi = £ 2'250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3801 image1871: 1 d. magenta, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused block of four of lovely rich colour, natural paper thin spot on one stamp, fine large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 320+.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3802 image1870: De La Rue Master Die Proof, printed in green on glazed white card without Duty Plate, slightest of peripheral aging at edges mentioned for accuracy only, signed off in ink 'A.M.D.' at right. The four other coloured Die Proofs were all in the Brain Brookes collection (2018), this being the sole example he did not manage to secure for his outstanding collection. A beautiful and famous Proof.rnProvenance: Collection H. Douglas Bessemer, Harmers, London, 14-15 Feb 1963, lot 350; Spink, London, 14-15 Nov 2007, lot 2095.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 5,000.00
Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM

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