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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Collections and Accumulations - Belgium thru British West Indies

Cat./Est. Value
Belgium Comprehensive Collection. To 1978 in four Lighthouse hingeless albums and one stockbook, the earliest issues are used and generally nice four-margin examples, the rest of the collection is mainly unused, including many Mint N.H., the straightforward issues are just about complete, a large portion of the value is in more unusual items, such as imperforates, proofs, varieties, sheetlets, etc., such as 1861 1c and 10c Minister Proofs, 1929 Orval Abbey set with overprints (COB 266A-266K; 272A-272K), same set with horizontal perforations (used), 1934 King Leopold pair in sheets of 20, and numerous imperforate sets cataloguing up to €600, also Back-of-Book incl. Air Posts, Postage Dues, Newspaper Stamps, Parcel Post Railway Stamps, German Occupation, Private Charity stamps, etc., vast majority Fine-Very Fine, an impressive collection filled with desirable stamps

E. 5,000-7,500
Belgium 1849-1861 Used Collection. About 175 stamps, collected for primarily for cancels, with a wide variety of mostly numerals in circular grid, a few pairs and one on cover, many four-margin examples incl. some with sheet margins, there are undoubtedly some small faults, many are Very Fine, a rather useful lot for the specialist of classic Belgium, the Scott Retail (counting everything as the cheapest variety) is in excess of $10,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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Bermuda Collection. 1865-1968, on album pages, parallel unused and used, high degree of completion both ways, incl. scarce stamps such as all three varieties of the 1874 3p on 1sh Green (both unused and used, as well as all of the King George V and King George VI definitives, mixed condition incl. some with light toning, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 1,500-2,000
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Bermuda Collection. To 1952, some on homemade album pages and some are unmounted, mostly used, though in the latter period there is a fair amount of unused, some shades and varieties, several examples of the 1874-75 surcharges, these in typical mixed quality, later issues largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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British Commonwealth Collection. In five Scott Specialty albums, all areas represented incl. Great Britain, quite a number of better sets and singles from the George V, George VI and Elizabeth II Reigns with some earlier, attractive collection overall with lots of useful material included

E. 4,000-5,000
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British Commonwealth Accumulation. Many hundreds in a few albums, on album pages, stockpages, glassines, auction cards, etc., much is British America, but value in other areas, unused and used, early to modern, with many unused sets, a few high values such as two used Australia £2 Kangaroos, mixed condition, many are Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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British Commonwealth Unused Group. Over 30 items on auction cards, mainly late 19th or early 20th Century complete sets, short sets or high values, a couple used, most is British America, particularly British Honduras, many cataloguing $100.00-$300.00 each, some higher, largely Fine-Very Fine, a highly saleable lot

E. 750-1,000
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British Commonwealth King George VI Collection. In two albums, wide range of colonies, mostly unused, but some used, incl. complete sets and short sets, condition is just slightly mixed, much is Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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British West Indies Assortment. Housed on stock cards or auction cards, wide range of material from various West Indies with notable areas of Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Turks Islands and more, both unused and used, many of which were bought as single lots, even incl. St. Christopher provisional surcharge issues on old album pages, a few small faults but mostly Fine-Very Fine, seven certificates accompany

E. 2,000-3,000
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