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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2200
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2200, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a-15r King George V, "KOWEIT" Overprint Essays (1E-15E, O1E-14E; SG 15 Footnote), KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a-15r King George V, "KOWEIT" Overprint Essays (1E-15E, O1E-14E; SG 15 Footnote)KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a-15r King George V, "KOWEIT" Overprint Essays (1E-15E, O1E-14E; SG 15 Footnote). Complete set of the 27 values of both the postage and Official series, lightly hinged or small h.r., bright and fresh colors throughout, each stamp with light pencil marking "13" and "RR" on reverse

VERY FINE AND IMMENSELY RARE. ONLY 24 SETS WERE PRODUCED WITH NO MORE THAN 17 BELIEVED TO BE IN PRIVATE HANDS. AN ICONIC SET OF ESSAYS AND ONE OF THE RARITIES OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.

Produced in early 1923, these were prepared prior to adopting the name change from "Koweit" to "Kuwait" for postal purposes and making it more accurate to the pronunciation in Arabic. Two panes of 12 each were printed in Calcutta. One of which, according to Kuwait-Stamps.com, a set of block of four resides in the Royal Collection, two sets sent to the then Viceroy and one set to the Deputy Director General. The other pane was obtained by a London dealer who broke them up into sets. Therefore, no more than 17 are believed to be in private hands and there is a good chance that less are available to collectors today. Many sets have also been broken down and few complete sets remain.

This particular set has not been offered in over 40 years. Ex Ameer of Bahawalpur. SG value

£ 35,000
32,500
2201
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2201, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923-24, -1/2a-10r King George V (1-15; SG 1-15), KUWAIT, 1923-24, -1/2a-10r King George V (1-15; SG 1-15)KUWAIT, 1923-24, -1/2a-10r King George V (1-15; SG 1-15). Cplt. set of the fifteen values, low values mostly Mint N.H. or l.h., high values with small h.r. except the 10r is Mint N.H., Very Fine, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £475

560
250
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2202
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2202, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a), KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a)KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, clear doubling, Very Fine and attractive, unlisted in Scott, SG value as hinged

£ 350
275
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2203
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2203, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a), KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a)KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a). Mint N.H., strong doubling, fresh color, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, SG value as hinged

£ 350
170
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2204
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2204, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a), KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a)KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Double Overprint (1 var; SG 1a). Minor h.r., Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, SG value

£ 350
140
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2205
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2205, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair (1 var; SG 1b), KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair (1 var; SG 1b)KUWAIT, 1923, -1/2a Green, Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair (1 var; SG 1b). Vertical strip of four with selvage at top that also received a "Kuwait" overprint, bottom stamp the error, hinge reinforcement with top selvage, bottom three stamps incl. error Mint N.H., Very Fine and scarce, unlisted in Scott, SG value as hinged

£ 1,500
1,600
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2206
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2206, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923, 1a Dark Brown, Double Overprint (2 var; SG 2a), KUWAIT, 1923, 1a Dark Brown, Double Overprint (2 var; SG 2a)KUWAIT, 1923, 1a Dark Brown, Double Overprint (2 var; SG 2a). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, SG value as hinged

£ 500
350
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2207
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2207, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1923, 1a Dark Brown, Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair (2 var; SG 2b), KUWAIT, 1923, 1a Dark Brown, Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair (2 var; SG 2b)KUWAIT, 1923, 1a Dark Brown, Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair (2 var; SG 2b). Vertical strip of four with selvage at top that also received a "Kuwait" overprint, bottom stamp the error, hinge reinforcement with top selvage and error with h.r., slight separation between second and third stamp (not affecting the error), Fine, unlisted in Scott, SG value

£ 1,800
2,400
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2208
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KUWAIT, 1923-24, -1/2a-3a King George V, Inverted Overprints (1-4 var, 6-7 var; SG 1-4 var, 6-7 var). 45 unused examples in total, incl. multiple examples of each of the denominations known with inverted overprints such as -1/2a (6), 1a (8), 1-1/2a (8), 2a (7), each 3a (8), some of which are in blocks of four, some with gum toning but otherwise Fine or Very Fine, SG Footnote ("from £30 each")

£ 1,350
375
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2209
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2209, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1929-37, -1/2a-15r King George V (17-35, 23a; SG 16-29), KUWAIT, 1929-37, -1/2a-15r King George V (17-35, 23a; SG 16-29)KUWAIT, 1929-37, -1/2a-15r King George V (17-35, 23a; SG 16-29). Cplt. set of the twenty values incl. the 2a Small Die issue, mostly Mint N.H. but a few l.h., 1r-10r Mint N.H., 10r with light natural gum bend, high values particularly well-centered, Very Fine, catalogue values for hinged, SG £1,400

1,583
900
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2210
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2210, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1934, 10r Carmine & Green (34; SG 28), KUWAIT, 1934, 10r Carmine & Green (34; SG 28)KUWAIT, 1934, 10r Carmine & Green (34; SG 28). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, impressive centering, fresh colors, Extremely Fine and pristine, SG £550

550
250
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2211
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2211, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1939, 10r Rose Carmine & Dark Violet, Double Overprint (56a; SG 50a), KUWAIT, 1939, 10r Rose Carmine & Dark Violet, Double Overprint (56a; SG 50a)KUWAIT, 1939, 10r Rose Carmine & Dark Violet, Double Overprint (56a; SG 50a). Mint N.H. top left corner margin block of four, each stamp showing the slight doubling as is usually seen on this denomination, surprisingly well-centered throughout, vibrant colors, Extremely Fine showpiece of superb quality, catalogue values as four hinged singles, SG £2,600

1,800
2,300
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2212
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2212, Kuwait from Charles T. Haddad CollectionKUWAIT, 1948, 2-1/2a on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Shifted Overprint (76 var; SG 68 var), KUWAIT, 1948, 2-1/2a on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Shifted Overprint (76 var; SG 68 var)KUWAIT, 1948, 2-1/2a on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Shifted Overprint (76 var; SG 68 var). Mint N.H. block of twelve (6x2) with selvage at left, overprinted shifted on each stamp about 4mm to the right and slightly upwards, each stamp with pencil noting position on reverse, also incl. an additional pair, Very Fine and scarce, only one sheet is recorded and we believe this could be the largest known multiple

E. 500-750
2,000
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