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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — General Foreign (Cape of Good Hope to Falkland Islands)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
679
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 679, General Foreign (Cape of Good Hope to Falkland Islands)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE,  1865, 4p Blue, 1sh Deep Green (4, 13c, 19b; SG 6a, 19a, 26), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE,  1865, 4p Blue, 1sh Deep Green (4, 13c, 19b; SG 6a, 19a, 26)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1865, 4p Blue, 1sh Deep Green (4, 13c, 19b; SG 6a, 19a, 26). Pair of De La Rue, large margins to just in, tied by "3" in barred oval handstamp on cover to Lady Wood, Birmingham, England, "Grahams-Town NO 18 65", Port Elizabeth (No. 20) and receiving (Jan. 15) backstamps, red London transit, some edgewear

FINE. A RARE FRANKING BEARING THREE DIFFERENT ISSUES OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

Grahamstown is northeast of Port Elizabeth.

E. 4,000-5,000
0
680
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 680, General Foreign (Cape of Good Hope to Falkland Islands)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE,  1863, 1p Dark Carmine (12; SG 18), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE,  1863, 1p Dark Carmine (12; SG 18)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1863, 1p Dark Carmine (12; SG 18). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by triangular grid on blue folded cover to "Adderlay Straat", trivial crease and faint stain in right margin, missing bottom and right flaps, otherwise Fine, scarce usage, ex Smuts and Sir Maxwell Joseph

E. 2,500-3,000
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681
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 681, General Foreign (Cape of Good Hope to Falkland Islands)CEYLON, 1859, 4p Dull Rose (5; SG 4), CEYLON, 1859, 4p Dull Rose (5; SG 4)CEYLON, 1859, 4p Dull Rose (5; SG 4). Large margins to barely touched, neat strike of oval of diagonal bars and part of red transit, color slightly faded, otherwise Fine, scarce, the Robson Lowe Encyclopedia states that the color is normally found in Dull Rose, which is the result of climatic change, this may be the fading of color that the accompanying certificate describes, with 2002 B.P.A. certificate, SG £4,500

4,500
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682
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 682, General Foreign (Cape of Good Hope to Falkland Islands)FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1878-79, 4p Gray-Black on Wmk. Paper, Perf 14, 14-1/2 (SG2a), FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1878-79, 4p Gray-Black on Wmk. Paper, Perf 14, 14-1/2 (SG2a)FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1878-79, 4p Gray-Black on Wmk. Paper, Perf 14, 14-1/2 (SG2a). Part original gum, rich color, centered to right, almost Fine, scarce variety, with 2002 B.P.A. certificate, unlisted in Scott, SG £

2,750
1,000
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