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Brit. Colonies continued...

Tobago continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4108 image1879 (Aug 1): £ 1 mauve, wmk. Crown CC, an unused example of fine delicate colour, fresh and fine, part og. A very rare stamp - one of the rarest 'basic' stamps of the Britsh Commonwealth. Signed in full by A. Diena. Cert. A. Diena. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi = £ 4'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4109 image1880 (Nov): '1d.' on vertically bisected 6 d. orange, left half, an unused example of fine colour with the manuscript '1d.' ink surcharge, large part og. Extremely fine and extremely rare. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 6'000.rnProvenance: Tommy Allen.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4110 image1880 (Nov): '1d.' in manuscript on vertically bisected 6 d. orange, left half, a used example of fine colour, light tone spot at left, cancelled by "A14" obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp. Certs. RPSL (1937), BPA (2021) Gi = £ 850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4111 image1880: De La Rue artist's Essay for the 1880 1 d. value, using the Tobago 1879 1 d. rose Revenue issue of Tobago, applied to card (90 x 112 mm.), painting out the floral rosette design in the lower half of the circular band with hand-painted "POSTAGE" picked out in Chinese white inserted. The stamp signed off as accepted in red manuscript in margin of the adhesive, the card handstamped '2 JUL 80' at upper right in red. Some aging as to be expected, a remarkable and extremely rare Essay: unique.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Beach. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4112 image1879: De La Rue artist's Essay for the 1880 1 s. value, using the 1 s. of Dominica applied to card (90 x 112 mm.), painting out the DOMINICA and POSTAGE in the circular band and hand-painted "TOBAGO" and floral rosettes in Chinese white inserted. The card endorsed "Approved / 6/3/79" at base in manuscript. Some aging as to be expected, the Essay sold with a Dominica 1 s. magenta for comparison, a remarkable and extremely rare Essay: unique.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Beach. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4113 image1880 (Dec 20): 6 d. stone, wmk. Crown CC, an Imperforate Imprimatur, good margins all round and of fresh colour, large part og. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4114 image1880 (Dec 20): 1 s. yellow-bistre, wmk. Crown CC, an Imperforate Imprimatur, large margins all round and of fresh colour, large part og. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4115 image1880 (Dec 20): ½ d. purple-brown, 1 d. Venetian red, 4 d. yellow-green, 6 d. stone and 1 s. yellow-ochre; the set of five values unused, all of fresh colour, the 6 d. thinned at top otherwise fine, large part og. Four values signed A. Diena Gi = £ 1'025. (Image 1)



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4116 image1880: 1 s. yellow-ochre, wmk. Crown CC, a sheet marginal example on 1890 registered cover to Pemberton, Wilson & Co. in London, neatly tied by 'Tobago' datestamp (Sept 10) in black. Oval 'R' at left and hooded 'Registered / London' arrival in red (Sept 25) on front and in black on reverse. A fine and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4117 image1882/84: 2½ d. ultramarine, wmk. Crown CA, a fine used example showing "Slash Flaw" lightly cancelled by 'Tobago' cds, and 2½ d. dull blue, an unused example showing the "Slash Flaw Repaired", fine large part og, the latter rare Gi = £ 285.rnProvenance: Collection R.A. Ramkissoon, Harmers, Zurich, 6 Dec 2006, ex lot 2375. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4118 image1882/84: 4 d. yellow-green, wmk. Crown CA, a used example, marginal at left on 1885 cover to Warminster, tied by "A14" obliterator with 'Tobago' datestamp (July 7) at left. Reverse with Bath and Warminster datestamps (July 27) in black. The cover with closed tear and left and slight creases but very scarce.rnProvenance: Collection F.W. Doolittle, Sotheby's, London, 2 Oct 1980, lot 28.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4119 image1882/84: 6 d. stone, wmk. Crown CA, an unused corner block of four with sheet margin below showing Plate Number '1', of glorious fresh colour, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A splendid and famous multiple Gi = £ 2'100+.rnProvenance: Collection Charlton-Henry; Collection Lars Amundsen, SG, London, 6-8 Dec 1967, lot 497. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4120 image1885: Appendix sheet from the De La Rue record book headed "Scheme for Printing the Stamps in Doubly Fugitive inks" with seven perforated Colour Trials of the 1 d. value, with annotated proposed values in manuscript alongside showing 1 d. in lilac ('1d.'), 1 d. in black & lilac ('3d.'), 1 d. in red & lilac ('4d.'), 1 d. in blue & lilac ('6d.'), 1 d. dull green ('1s.'), 1 d. in red & dull green ('5s.') and 1 d. in blue & dull green ('£1'). A magnificent page, not illustrated in "The De La Rue Colllection". Extraordinary and very rare.rnProvenance: Collection Urwick; Collection F.W. Doolittle, Sotheby's, London, 2 Oct 1980, lot 95.rnThis piece was loaned to Arthur Beach for his display before the Royal Philatelic Society on 16 November 1961. (Image 1)

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4121 imageColour Changes 1885/96: ½ d. dull green ued on 1½ d. brown on buff postal stationery card, each cancelled by neat "Tobago" datestamps (Aug 30, 1895) in black with Leipzig arrival cds (Sept 20) at left. Scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4122 imageColour Changes 1885/96: 4 d. grey, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four, marginal from right of sheet with GEN of Crown Agents watermark in margin, variety "Imperforate", of fine fresh colour and large part slightly browned og. A very rare and attractive multiple Gi = £ 4'000+.rnProvenance: Collection Charlton-Henry; Collection Lars Amundsen, SG, London, 6-8 Dec 1967, lot 498. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4123 imageColour Changes 1885/96: 1 s. olive-yellow, wmk. Crown CA, an unused irregular block of eleven, second stamp (Row 1, stamp 4) showing the "Slash Flaw", with guide line and Plate Number '1' in top margin, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 300+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4124 imageProvisional Surcharges 1886 (April): "½ PENNY" on 2½ d. dull blue, an unused example showing variety "Surcharge Double", of vibrant depth of colour, fresh and fine appearance, slightly browned part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 2'750.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 7-9 May 1934, lot 371. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4125 imageProvisional Surcharges 1886 (April): "½ PENNY" on 2½ d. dull blue, an unused vertical pair, lower stamp with variety "Surcharge Omitted", of fine depth of colour, fresh and of marvellous appearance, slightly browned large part og. Exceptionally rare and in the foremost quality: just five pairs are thought to exist, with one being housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1964) Gi = £ 15'000.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 7-9 May 1934, lot 374; Collection Charlton-Henry; Collection Arthur Beach (1972); Collection F.W. Doolittle, Sotheby's, London, 2 Oct 1980, lot 73. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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4126 imageProvisional Surcharges 1886 (April): "½ PENNY" on 2½ d. dull blue, four single examples and two horizontal pairs used on 1886 cover to New York, one example showing the "Figure Further from Word" variety and three examples showing the "Raised "P" of PENNY" variety, all tied by 'Tobago' datestamps (May 25). Reverse with 'New York / Paid All' datestamp (June 17) of arrival. A charming and extremely rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Beach (1972); Collection W.A. Frazer, Spink, London, 30 Oct 2003, lot 1752; Spink, London, 14 Nov 2008, lot 2219. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4127 image1879: 1 d. rose, 1883 2½ d. ultramarine, 1885/96 4 d. yellow- green (wmk. CA), and provisional 1886 ½ d. on 2½ d. dull blue (two examples) and ½ d. on 6 d. stone all tied to attractive 1890 cover to Munich by four strikes of the "A14" obliterator in black. 'Tobago' despatch cds alongside (July 30) and reverse with two strikes of Munich arrival cds (Aug 15). A charming and scarce cover.rnProvenance: Collection F.W. Doolittle, Sotheby's, London, 2 Oct 1980, lot 29.rnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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