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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 — Cook Islands thru Falkland Islands

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
962
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 962, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsCOOK ISLANDS, 1893-94, 1p Blue, 1-1/2p Bright Violet, 5p Olive Gray (10-11, 13; SG 6-7, 9), COOK ISLANDS, 1893-94, 1p Blue, 1-1/2p Bright Violet, 5p Olive Gray (10-11, 13; SG 6-7, 9)COOK ISLANDS, 1893-94, 1p Blue, 1-1/2p Bright Violet, 5p Olive Gray (10-11, 13; SG 6-7, 9). Used with 1898-1900 1p Brown and 10p Green (20, 23; SG 16, 19), tied by "Cook Islands Rarotonga 2 MY 97" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Chicago Ill., registered handstamp, Auckland and San Francisco transit backstamps, 10p with small nick, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
450
963
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 963, Cook Islands thru Falkland 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
275
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964
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 964, Cook Islands thru Falkland 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
180
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965
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 965, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsCRETE (British Administration), 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1), CRETE (British Administration), 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1)CRETE (British Administration), 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1). Large to huge margins, tied by bold straightline Heraklion handstamp on European-size cover, vertical file fold far from stamp, Very Fine, signed Bloch, this postal administration was in service for just over a year

E. 500-750
1,500
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966
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 966, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsCYPRUS, 1881, 2pi Ultramarine, Inverted Watermark (13 var; SG 13w), CYPRUS, 1881, 2pi Ultramarine, Inverted Watermark (13 var; SG 13w)CYPRUS, 1881, 2pi Ultramarine, Inverted Watermark (13 var; SG 13w). Cancelled by well-struck barred "982" of Famagusta, fresh color and particularly well-centered, trivial thin spot and trace of a light crease, Very Fine appearance, a particularly scarce watermark variety, SG value

£ 1,700
250
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967
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 967, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1890 Photogravure Plates by Gustave Schultz, FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1890 Photogravure Plates by Gustave SchultzFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1890 Photogravure Plates by Gustave Schultz. 20 different 276 x 230mm photogravure plates on thick card and gilt edges, showing striking views of ports, settlements and wildlife, loose in a specially made binder with 23-page text, binder titled "Falkland Islands/ Smith American/ Illustrated by Gust. Schultz", and "No. 1", Very Fine, excellent collateral material for the Falkland Island specialist

E. 500-750
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968
S
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 968, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1904-07, -1/2p-5sh King Edward VII, Specimen Ovpt. (22S-29S; SG 43s-50s), FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1904-07, -1/2p-5sh King Edward VII, Specimen Ovpt. (22S-29S; SG 43s-50s)FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1904-07, -1/2p-5sh King Edward VII, Specimen Ovpt. (22S-29S; SG 43s-50s). Some h.r., fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, SG £600

600
160
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969
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 969, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsFALKLAND ISLANDS, £1 Black on Red (40; SG 69), FALKLAND ISLANDS, £1 Black on Red (40; SG 69)FALKLAND ISLANDS, £1 Black on Red (40; SG 69). Neatly cancelled by Port Stanley Code G 11.1.33 circular datestamp, well-centered, certificate notes a small central surface rub which is truly insignificant, Very Fine, with 2015 B.P.A. certificate, SG £600

600
225
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970
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 970, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1928, 2-1/2p on 2p Brown Violet (52; SG 115), FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1928, 2-1/2p on 2p Brown Violet (52; SG 115)FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1928, 2-1/2p on 2p Brown Violet (52; SG 115). Lightly hinged, uncommonly fresh, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate, SG £1,300

1,300
950
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971
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 971, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, -1/2p-£1 Tercentenary (65-76; SG 127-38), FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, -1/2p-£1 Tercentenary (65-76; SG 127-38)FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, -1/2p-£1 Tercentenary (65-76; SG 127-38). Most are lightly hinged, bright fresh colors, 2sh6p with trivial natural gum crease

FINE-VERY FINE. A HANDSOME SET OF THE POPULAR 1933 TERCENTENARY.

SG £4,250

4,551
1,500
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972
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 972, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, 5sh Yellow Orange & Black, Centenary (74a; SG 136a), FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, 5sh Yellow Orange & Black, Centenary (74a; SG 136a)FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1933, 5sh Yellow Orange & Black, Centenary (74a; SG 136a). Bright colors, well-centered, cancelled by a Port Stanley circular datestamp that is not contemporary (used catalogues $2,900.00), Very Fine, with 1979 B.P.A. certificate, catalogue values as unused SG £3,000 (£3,500 as used)

2,750
1,300
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973
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 973, Cook Islands thru Falkland IslandsFALKLAND ISLANDS, 1964, 6p H.M.S. "Glasgow" Error of Vignette (151a; SG 216a), FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1964, 6p H.M.S. "Glasgow" Error of Vignette (151a; SG 216a)FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1964, 6p H.M.S. "Glasgow" Error of Vignette (151a; SG 216a). Mint N.H., wonderfully bright and fresh, well-centered

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS H.M.S. "GLASGOW" ERROR OF VIGNETTE. PERHAPS 25 ARE KNOWN.

This issue was produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands. It is believed this error occurred when a sheet with the center showing the "Glasgow", which was used for the 2-1/2p value, was accidentally included among the supply of the 6p value, where it received the wrong frame. Stanley Gibbons notes about 25 have been recorded. The reason the majority have not been found is that most were included in new issue shipments, and the error was not discovered until the vast majority were dispersed. Collectors and dealers received them without knowing their special significance. Many collectors hinged them in their albums, making for an unusually large percentage of hinged examples in the marketplace.

Until just recently, the copy offered here had the same fate as many others for the last 50 years. It had gone unnoticed and was included in the set of four as the normal 6p stamp. The current consignor bought a dealer's stock that included this "set". The consignor was shocked when he examined it closely and noticed it had the design of the H.M.S. Glasgow and not the H.M.S. Kent.

One of the key error rarities of the Queen Elizabeth II era. SG value £40,000

32,500
20,000
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