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Brit. Colonies continued...

Virgin Islands continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
3465 imageLithographed by Nissen & Parker 1867/70: 4 d. lake-red on pale rose paper, no wmk., perf. 15, an unused block of four, marginal at base, large part og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 220+.rnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3466 imageLithographed by Nissen & Parker 1867/70: 4 d. lake-red on pale rose paper, no wmk., perf. 15, an unused block of six (2 x 3) of fresh colour and showing the blank perforations, hinged for protection on fine, large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 330+.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3467 image1867/70: 4 d. lake-red on pale rose paper, a single example used on 1886 cover to Washington DC, tied by "A91" obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Tortola' despatch cds (Jan 20), 'St. Thomas' transit cds (Jan 21), 'New York / Paid All' transit and Washington arrival with 'Carrier' datestamps (numbers 7 and 8) of February 4th. A rare stamp on letter. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3468 imageFrames Superimposed 1867: 1 s. black & rose-carmine on white wove paper, no wmk, perf. 15, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from left of sheet, well centred and of good colour, left hand stamp showing variety "Long-Tailed second "S" in Islands" (Row 3, stamp 1), slight age spot on large part og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 390+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3469 imageLithographed by De La Rue 1878: 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Crown CC, an unused example with watermark upright, overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D6a). Scarce and fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3470 image1879/84: 1 d. emerald-green and scarce 2½ d. red-brown, wmk. Crown CC, fresh unused and 1883/84 set of four values, wmk. Crown CA, incl. both shades of the 1 d. and the 2½ d. ultramarine with "Watermark Inverted" variety, fresh unused, all with large part og. Gi = £ 595. (Image 1)



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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3471 image1883/84: ½ d. olive-yellow, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four of superb fresh colour, fine large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. An extremely elusive stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 340+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3472 image1883 (Jan-Feb): De La Rue Proofs for the Keyplate design with ½ d. dull green, ½ d. rose (as used for 1 d. value) and ½ d. ultramarine (as used for 2½ d. value), all Imperforate on watermarked paper applied to cards ex the De La Rue archives, each overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D7). For similar examples see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP page 6506. Rare and very attractive, an important group.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 6-7 July 2005, lot 2094. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3473 image1883/84: ½ d. dull green, 1887/89 1 d- rose-red - single, two pairs and a strip of three and 4 d. pale chestnut used on 1888 registered OHMS cover to Paris all tied by nine strikes of the "A13" obliterator in black with 'Tortola' despatch cds (Oct 24) alongside. Oval 'R' in black and reverse with Paris arrival (Nov 12). File fold away from adhesives and some aging and soiling but a very rare commercial usage of these issues.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 6-7 July 2005, lot 2105. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3474 image1887/89: 1 d. rose-red, a horizontal pair used on 1903 OHMS cover to the Postmaster at St. Kitts, tied by neat strikes of "Tortola" datestamp (Dec 14) in black with information strike at left. An attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3475 image1887/89: 4 d. chestnut, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of fresh colour, variety "Watermark Reversed", fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 300. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3476 image1887/88: 6 d. dull violet, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used block of eight (4 x 2), positions 3-6/9-12, of fine rich colour, all neatly cancelled by "A91" obliterators in black. Unobtrusive ironed crease but a rare multiple Gi = £ 400+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3477 imageSurcharged in Antigua 1888 (July): "4D" in violet on 1 s. black & rose-carmine on toned paper, perf. 15, an unused example showing variety "Surcharge Double", particularly fine with the surcharges spaced more widely apart than generally found on this error, fresh colour, typically mottled and browned large part og. An exceedingly fine (possibly the finest) example of a very rare stamp. Certs. RPSL (1938), BPA (2020) Gi = £ 8'500.rnProvenance: Collection Cecil Donne. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3478 imageSurcharged in Antigua 1888 (July): "4D" in violet on 1 s. black & rose-carmine on toned paper, perf. 15, an unused horizontal pair showing variety "Surcharge Inverted" on first stamp and second stamp surcharge upright; of fresh colour, typically mottled and browned large part og. An outstanding and very famous pair. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi = £ 55'000.rnNote: This pair was illustrated on the front of the Stanley Gibbons British Commonwealth Part One catalogue in 1979.rnProvenance: Collection T. Charlton-Henry, Harmer Rooke, New York, 4-7 April 1961, lot 1890; Collection Cecil Donne.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3479 image1898/99: Essay by De La Rue for the Virgin definitive issue, an Imperforate Essay printed in deep indigo-blue on pale blue paper, with the halo and rays of light picked out by hand in Chinese white, mounted on large thick card for proposal dated "March 7th 98" at top right in ink. Ex the De La Rue archives, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6507. Exceptional and unique.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 27 Jan 1978, lot 1512; Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 335. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3480 image1899 (Jan): Virgin ½ d. yellow-green, an unused corner marginal block of six (2 x 3) from lower left corner of the sheet with varieties "Imperforate between Stamp and Margin" at left, second stamp Row 8, stamp 2 showing variety "HAΓFPENNY", seventh stamp, Row 10 stamp 1, showing variety "HALFPFNNY", of lovely fresh colour, large part og. Superb and extremely rare combination of three varieties. Cert. RPSL (1979).rnProvenance: William 'Bill' Tatham.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3481 image1899 (Jan): ½ d. yellow green, showing variety "HAΓFPENNY", showing variety "HALFPFNNY" and 4 d. brown showing variety "FOUR PENCF" variety, all used on 1901 cover to Roseau, Dominia tied by "A91" obliterators with 'Virgin Islands' cds at left (June 3) and 'Dominica' arrival cds (June 6) below in black. Overall aging but a most extraordinary usage of the three varieties on one cover, a similar item is referrred to in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 177.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3482 image1901: 1 d. postal stationery envelopes (H&G B1+B1a), one used to Saxony up-rated with 1899 ½ d. yellow-green in a strip of three cancelled 'Tortola' cds's (July 11, 1902), the other sent registered to Berlin via St. Thomas up-rated with 1 d. brick-red and 4 d. brown cancelled by 'Tortola' cds's (March 13, 1902). A fine pair. (Image 1)



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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3483 image1901: 2½ d. pale blue postal stationery envelope (H&G B2) sent registered to New Jersey, up-rated with 1899 4 d. brown tied by neat 'Tortola' cds's (May 30, 1904), just two days prior to the 1904 issue being released. New York backstamp (June 10). A fine cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3484 image1904 (June 1): 5 s. green & black, wmk. Crown CA, a used block of four of excellent colour, neatly cancelled by light "Roadtown" cds's (April 14, 1910) in black. A charming and scarce multiple Gi = £ 280+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM

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