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Sale 1049 — The World Traveler Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 26-27 June, 2013

Category — Gambia thru Gold Coast

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1131
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1131, Gambia thru Gold CoastGAMBIA, 1869, 4p Brown (1a; SG 1), GAMBIA, 1869, 4p Brown (1a; SG 1)GAMBIA, 1869, 4p Brown (1a; SG 1). Original gum, four large margins, sharp embossing, Very Fine, with 2012 Sismondo certificate, SG £600

600
250
1132
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1132, Gambia thru Gold CoastGAMBIA, 1906, 1p on 3sh Red & Green on Yellow, Double Surcharge (66a; SG 70a), GAMBIA, 1906, 1p on 3sh Red & Green on Yellow, Double Surcharge (66a; SG 70a)GAMBIA, 1906, 1p on 3sh Red & Green on Yellow, Double Surcharge (66a; SG 70a). Two clear surcharges, lightly hinged, well-centered, Very Fine, a rare error, with 2012 Sismondo certificate, SG £1,800

2,150
1,200
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1133
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1133, Gambia thru Gold CoastGERMAN EAST AFRICA, 1917, 50r Gray Green & Red (N122; SG 62), GERMAN EAST AFRICA, 1917, 50r Gray Green & Red (N122; SG 62)GERMAN EAST AFRICA, 1917, 50r Gray Green & Red (N122; SG 62). Lightly hinged, fresh colors, Very Fine, with 2012 Sismondo certificate, SG £650

600
400
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1134
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1134, Gambia thru Gold CoastGERMAN EAST AFRICA, 1917, 50r Gray Green & Red, Round Stop After "E" (N122 var; SG 62 var), GERMAN EAST AFRICA, 1917, 50r Gray Green & Red, Round Stop After "E" (N122 var; SG 62 var)GERMAN EAST AFRICA, 1917, 50r Gray Green & Red, Round Stop After "E" (N122 var; SG 62 var). Lightly hinged, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine, a scarce variety that is footnoted in Stanley Gibbons, with 2012 Sismondo certificate; cataloged as the normal stamp, SG £650

600
400
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1135
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1135, Gambia thru Gold CoastGIBRALTAR, 1899, 25c on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Broken "N" Variety (25b; SG 18ab), GIBRALTAR, 1899, 25c on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Broken "N" Variety (25b; SG 18ab)GIBRALTAR, 1899, 25c on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Broken "N" Variety (25b; SG 18ab). Original gum, deep color, Fine, ex Gibralter, with 2001 P.F. certificate, SG £325

400
170
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1136
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1136, Gambia thru Gold CoastGOLD COAST, 1875, 6p Orange (3; SG 3), GOLD COAST, 1875, 6p Orange (3; SG 3)GOLD COAST, 1875, 6p Orange (3; SG 3). Original gum, h.r., uncommonly well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate, SG £700

825
450
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1137
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1137, Gambia thru Gold CoastGOLD COAST, 1883, 1p Blue (12; SG 10), GOLD COAST, 1883, 1p Blue (12; SG 10)GOLD COAST, 1883, 1p Blue (12; SG 10). Original gum that is slightly disturbed from a hinge removal, well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate, SG £850

1,000
700
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1138
c
Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1138, Gambia thru Gold CoastGOLD COAST, 1884, 2p Slate, Diagonal Half Used as 1p (14b; SG 13c), GOLD COAST, 1884, 2p Slate, Diagonal Half Used as 1p (14b; SG 13c)GOLD COAST, 1884, 2p Slate, Diagonal Half Used as 1p (14b; SG 13c). Tied by "Axim No 28 84" circular datestamp on small folded letter to Elmina

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BISECT, USED DURING A SHORTAGE OF ONE-PENNY STAMPS. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT POSTAL HISTORY RARITIES OF THE GOLD COAST. ESPECIALLY RARE USED FROM AXIM.

This was sent from Axim, the location of a fort built by the Portuguese in 1515. The letter requests supplies and notes "there is not a single punchion of rum in town". The destination, Elmina, also contains a fort erected by the Portuguese, in 1482. It figured prominently in the slave trade and is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. This bisect is mostly known used at Cape Coast Castle, Quittah, Salt Pond, Secondee or Winnebah.

With 2007 B.P.A. certificate, SG £5,000

5,000
4,250
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1139
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1139, Gambia thru Gold CoastGOLD COAST, 1901, 1p on 6p Lilac & Purple, "ONE" Omitted (37a; SG 36a), GOLD COAST, 1901, 1p on 6p Lilac & Purple, "ONE" Omitted (37a; SG 36a)GOLD COAST, 1901, 1p on 6p Lilac & Purple, "ONE" Omitted (37a; SG 36a). Vertical strip of three, the center stamp the error, lightly hinged, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate, SG £275

325
275
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