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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 18-19 November, 2014

Category — Ceylon thru Cook Islands

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2151
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2151, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum (2), CEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum (2)CEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum (2). Single (just in at top and touched at bottom) tied on cover along with cancelled singles of 1857-59, 1p Blue (3a; SG 2a) and 2p Deep Green (4; SG 3) by oval bars to Yorkshire, England, "via Marseilles" directive and London Paid marking, "Colombo Steamer Letter, Ap 9, 1858" datestamp and arrival backstamps

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE THREE COLOR FRANKING USING THE SCARCE 1857 6-PENCE ON BLUED PAPER TO PAY THE 9-PENCE RATE VIA MARSEILLES.

Ex Hackmey. Signed Calves. 1981 B.P.A. certificate no longer accompanies.

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
2152
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2152, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCEYLON, 1857-59, 1p Deep Turquoise (3; SG 2), CEYLON, 1857-59, 1p Deep Turquoise (3; SG 2)CEYLON, 1857-59, 1p Deep Turquoise (3; SG 2). Irregular block of nine, touching in a couple of places showing part of three adjoining stamps at the bottom, tied on folded letter by oval bar and circular "Matelle, Post Paid" with manuscript "9/1859/15" in center, addressed to London, England, "Marseilles" directive at top and London Paid arrival (Oct 17, 1859), vertical tear crossing right vertical pair and small tear in top left stamp, some sensible reinforcement

FINE. A REMARKABLE FRANKING PAYING THE 9-PENCE RATE VIA MARSEILLES USING AN IRREGULAR BLOCK OF NINE OF THE 1857-59 ONE-PENCE ON WHITE PAPER. LIKELY THE LARGEST BLOCK KNOWN OF THIS ISSUE.

Ex Hackmey.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
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2153
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2153, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCEYLON, 1857-59, 1sh Violet (11; SG 10), CEYLON, 1857-59, 1sh Violet (11; SG 10)CEYLON, 1857-59, 1sh Violet (11; SG 10). Single with large to ample margins all around, tied on neat cover by oval bars as well as manuscript "Stamped 1/", addressed to London, England, with "Via Marseilles" directive and London Paid (May 28, 1859) arrival marking, minor aesthetic repair at right and backflap replaced, stamp being Very Fine, ex Hackmey, signed Alcuri

1,150
1,400
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2154
og
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2154, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCEYLON, 1912, 100r Gray Black (216; SG 321), CEYLON, 1912, 100r Gray Black (216; SG 321)CEYLON, 1912, 100r Gray Black (216; SG 321). Excellent centering, rich color, certificate notes "a little soiled at left", otherwise Very Fine, with 2014 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,500

2,200
1,100
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2155
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2155, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCEYLON, 1912-22, 50r-500r King George V, Plate Varieties (SG 321b/360b), CEYLON, 1912-22, 50r-500r King George V, Plate Varieties (SG 321b/360b)CEYLON, 1912-22, 50r-500r King George V, Plate Varieties (SG 321b/360b). Consisting of SG 321b, 322a, 322b, 358a, 359hb and 360b, each with identified plate varities and all with fiscal manuscript cancels, 50r and both 500r also with staples holes, some faults incl. one 500r with corner missing, Fine-Very Fine appearance, an affordable alternative to unused stamps, as they catalogue £44,750 in Stanley Gibbons

E. 300-400
650
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2156
nh
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2156, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCHRISTMAS ISLAND, 1968-70, 4c Queen Triggerfish, Dark Blue (4c) Omitted (25a; SG 25a), CHRISTMAS ISLAND, 1968-70, 4c Queen Triggerfish, Dark Blue (4c) Omitted (25a; SG 25a)CHRISTMAS ISLAND, 1968-70, 4c Queen Triggerfish, Dark Blue (4c) Omitted (25a; SG 25a). Mint N.H., se-tenant horizontal pair with selvage at right, left stamp the error, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a rarely encountered error of which only 20 examples are recorded, SG £2,750

2,250
2,400
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2157
og
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2157, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCOOK ISLANDS, 1932, -1/2p Deep Green & Black, Center Inverted (84 var; SG 99 var), COOK ISLANDS, 1932, -1/2p Deep Green & Black, Center Inverted (84 var; SG 99 var)COOK ISLANDS, 1932, -1/2p Deep Green & Black, Center Inverted (84 var; SG 99 var). Lightly hinged with selvage at right, well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine, ex Ameer of Bahawalpur, SG footnote value

£ 950
600
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2158
og
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2158, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCOOK ISLANDS, 1932, 2p Brown & Black, Center Inverted (86 var; SG 101 var), COOK ISLANDS, 1932, 2p Brown & Black, Center Inverted (86 var; SG 101 var)COOK ISLANDS, 1932, 2p Brown & Black, Center Inverted (86 var; SG 101 var). Lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine, ex Ameer of Bahawalpur, SG footnote value

£ 500
400
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2159
og
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2159, Ceylon thru Cook IslandsCOOK ISLANDS, 1932, 2-1/2p Dark Ultra & Black, Center Inverted (87 var; SG 102 var), COOK ISLANDS, 1932, 2-1/2p Dark Ultra & Black, Center Inverted (87 var; SG 102 var)COOK ISLANDS, 1932, 2-1/2p Dark Ultra & Black, Center Inverted (87 var; SG 102 var). Lightly hinged with selvage at top, Very Fine, ex Ameer of Bahawalpur, SG footnote value

£ 300
400
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