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Betchuanaland continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2249 imageOverprinted on Great Britain by De La Rue 1891/94: Great Britain set of five values overprinted, the unused set all overprinted "CANCELLED" horizontally in black (Samuel type GB 14), applied on the authority of the Inland Revenue to just twelve De La Rue stamps, fresh and very fine, the 1 s. with small gum loss otherwise large part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Sir John Inglefield-Watson, Spink, London, 3 Oct 2007, lot 1084. (Image 1)



SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2250 imageOverprinted on Great Britain by De La Rue 1891/94: Great Britain set of five values overprinted, the unused set of five, with additional 2 d. and two 4 d. values showing broken "L", "H" and second "I" respectively in the overprints, and the part set of four values to 6 d. all overprinted diagonally with "SPECIMEN" in violet (Samuel type Bec 2); generally fresh and fine, a scarce group. (Image 1)



SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2251 imageOverprinted on Great Britain by De La Rue 1891/94: Great Britain set of five values overprinted, a used set, all in blocks of four cancelled by matching "PITSANI / S. AFRICA" cds's. Scarce Gi = £ 160+. (Image 1)



SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2252 imageOverprinted on Great Britain by De La Rue 1891/94: Great Britain 4 d. green & purple-brown overprinted, a diagonally bisected example, lower right half, used on 1900 cover to Mochudi tied by fine "PALAPYE STATION / B.P." cds in black (March 12), with Postmaster's manuscript below "R.M. P.M." in ink confirming the authority of the bisect. Reverse with "MOCHUDI / B.B." arrival cds (March 20) in black. A few slight envelope imperfections but very rare and much superior to the Inglefield-Watson example Gi = £ 2'500.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 24 Feb 2003, lot 1036. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2253 imageOverprinted on Great Britain by De La Rue 1891/94: Great Britain 6 d. purple on rose-red overprinted, an unused block of four, overprinted "SPECIMEN" horizontally in black at Somerset House. Minor bend on lower right stamp not impinging on the appearance, unmounted og. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2254 imageOverprinted on Great Britain by De La Rue 1891/94: Great Britain 6 d. purple on rose-red overprinted, a delightful used block of eighteen (6 x 3) from the lower left corner of the sheet, cancelled individually by "PALAPYE" cds's (Aug 1, 1893) in black. Slight imperfecctions but a scarce and most attractive multiple. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2255 imageOverprinted by De La Rue 1897/1903: 2 d. grey-green & carmine, 3 d. purple on yellow and 1894 1 s. dull green all used on "Duty 4 d" on 3 d. brown postal stationery registered envelope and tied by "MOCHUDI / B.B." cds's in black (Nov 29, 1911) with Mafeking arrival cds on reverse of the same day. A rare usage - British Bechuanaland stamps remained valid in the Protectorate only, even after the formation of South Africa on 31 March 1910. Therefore the 1 shilling adhesive remained valid for use to Mafeking but from Mafeking to Mochudi, the stamp would not be valid.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 12 March 1985, lot 41; Christie's, London, 19 Nov 1996, lot 67.rnrn  (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2256 Overprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 2 d. bistre, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused block of eight, divided by interpanneau margin, marginal at base, with position 60 at lower right of left pane showing variety "ch of Bechuanaland damaged", large part og., together with single examples of the 1 d. carmine-rose (2) and 2 d. bistre showing the same variety and a defective piece with 15 x 2 d. bistre with one stamp showing "No Dots top "i" of British" variety. An unusual group Gi = £ 300+.

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2257 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused block of four, marginal from base of lower left hand pane, position 60 at lower right showing variety "ch of Bechuanaland damaged", fine appearance, unmounted og. An attractive positional piece. Cert. PFSA (2001). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2258 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused example showing variety "British Omitted", the overprint being misplaced to lower right with the full stop after Bechuanaland just appearing in the perforation above the "D" of GOOD at top. Fresh and very fine, a magnificent example of this rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2003) Gi = £ 4'250.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 24 Oct 2005, lot 38. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,600.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2259 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, a used example, variety "Overprinted Bechuanaland Only - British Omitted", tied to small piece by part "Vryburg / B.B." cds's (Sept 20, 1894) in black. Rare. Cert. BPA (1961) Gi = £ 4'250.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir John Inglefield-Watson, Spink, London, 3 Oct 2007, lot 1092.rnNote: This stamp adjoins the reconstructed strip of five housed in the Mosley collection at the British Library. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2260 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused example, variety "Overprinted Bechuanaland. / British", fresh colour, fine, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2261 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, a used example, variety "Overprinted Bechuanaland. / British", of fresh colour, lightly cancelled by part "Vryburg" cds's in black,. Rare. Signed Holcombe. Opinion Holcombe (1990) Gi = £ 1'600.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir John Inglefield-Watson, Spink, London, 3 Oct 2007, lot 1094. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2262 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused horizontal pair of fine colour, left hand stamp variety "Inverted "u" for second "n" in Bechuanaland", right hand stamp with variety "No Dots to "i" of British", fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 320+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir John Inglefield-Watson, Spink, London, 3 Oct 2007, ex lot 1095. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2263 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused horizontal strip of three, marginal from top of sheet with Plate number "7" in margin, first with stamp variety "Inverted "u" for second "n" in Bechuanaland", second stamp with variety "No Dots to "i" of British", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A fine positional multiple Gi = £ 320+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2264 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused horizontal block of six (3 x 2), marginal from top of sheet, first with stamp variety "Inverted "u" for second "n" in Bechuanaland", second stamp with variety "No Dots to "i" of British", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A fine positional multiple Gi = £ 320+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2265 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, a used horizontal strip of three of fine colour, second stamp variety "Inverted "u" for second "n" in Bechuanaland", third stamp with variety "No Dots to "i" of British", all lightly cancelled by "Ramoutsa" cds's (10 Jan 1894) in black. A charming positional multiple Gi = £ 320+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2266 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp (Row 10, stamp 8), showing variety "S in British Omitted", fresh colour and very fine, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 700.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 7 Dec 2010, lot 1009. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2267 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, an unused example somewhat centred to top, showing variety "Overprint Reading Up, No Dots on "i" of British", fine but for trace of aging from previous hinge at top, part og. Normal for comparison, a rare stamp Gi = £ 4'500.rnNote: Some sheets of the 1893 issue were overprinted 'reading up' in error, making them indistinguishable from the 1891 issue unless there are 'broken type' flaws as abovewhich did not occur in the 1891 setting.rnProvenance: Collection Bill Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 32. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF4,000.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM
2268 imageOverprint reading down 1893/95: Cape 1 d. carmine-red and 2 d. bistre, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, a used selection with 1 d. with variety "No Dots to "i" of British", 2 d. bistre single example with the same¬†variety "No Dots to "i" of British", and 2 d. bistre horizontal pair with right hand stamp showing the same variety; cancellations leaving the variety clear. A scarce group Gi = £ 500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir John Inglefield-Watson, Spink, London, 3 Oct 2007, lot 1097. (Image 1)



SOLD for CHF175.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 PM

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