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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 — St. Helena

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
415
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 415, St. HelenaST. HELENA, 1922, -1/2p-10sh Badge of Colony (79-93, 95-98; SG 92-95, 97-112), ST. HELENA, 1922, -1/2p-10sh Badge of Colony (79-93, 95-98; SG 92-95, 97-112)ST. HELENA, 1922, -1/2p-10sh Badge of Colony (79-93, 95-98; SG 92-95, 97-112). Used sets in both watermarks less the 15sh and £1 values, incl. extra shade of 1-1/2 (SG 99e), this is a composite of more than four sets that Dr. Killien acquired to get the finest quality, all exceptionally well-centered and with bright colors, neat circular datestamp cancels that have all been verified as genuine by an expert, Extremely Fine, it would be hard to replicate this group in this impressive quality, SG £996

1,043
950
416
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 416, St. HelenaST. HELENA, 1922, 15sh Violet & Black on Blue (94; SG 113), ST. HELENA, 1922, 15sh Violet & Black on Blue (94; SG 113)ST. HELENA, 1922, 15sh Violet & Black on Blue (94; SG 113). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, wide margins, rich luxuriant colors, Extremely Fine Gem, this key stamp of the colony is almost never found in this immaculate Mint Never-Hinged condition, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £1,100

1,075
1,200
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417
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 417, St. HelenaST. HELENA, 1922, 15sh Violet & Black on Blue (94; SG 113), ST. HELENA, 1922, 15sh Violet & Black on Blue (94; SG 113)ST. HELENA, 1922, 15sh Violet & Black on Blue (94; SG 113). Well-centered, deep colors, cancelled by light but clear code A circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE GENUINELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 15-SHILLING BADGE OF COLONY.

Certified postally used examples of this high value are few and far between. This is the first such example we have offered since keeping computerized records.

With 2002 B.P.A. certificate. SG £2,750

2,500
3,000
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418
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 418, St. HelenaST. HELENA, 1922, £1 Red Violet and Black on Red (99; SG 96), ST. HELENA, 1922, £1 Red Violet and Black on Red (99; SG 96)ST. HELENA, 1922, £1 Red Violet and Black on Red (99; SG 96). Mint N.H., deep intense colors, excellent centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £450

475
375
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419
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 419, St. HelenaST. HELENA, 1922, £1 Red Violet and Black on Red (99; SG 96), ST. HELENA, 1922, £1 Red Violet and Black on Red (99; SG 96)ST. HELENA, 1922, £1 Red Violet and Black on Red (99; SG 96). Tied on piece by Jan. 17, 1935 circular datestamp, exceedingly well-centered, rich vibrant colors, Extremely Fine, quite difficult to find in this premium used condition, SG £650

650
1,000
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420
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 420, St. HelenaST. HELENA, 1961, 2-1/2c+3d - 10c+1sh Tristan Relief Fund Overprints (B1-B4, SG 172-175), ST. HELENA, 1961, 2-1/2c+3d - 10c+1sh Tristan Relief Fund Overprints (B1-B4, SG 172-175)ST. HELENA, 1961, 2-1/2c+3d - 10c+1sh Tristan Relief Fund Overprints (B1-B4, SG 172-175). Mint N.H. matched set each with left selvage, remarkably well-centered, brilliantly fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCOMPARABLE MATCHED SET OF ONE OF THE RAREST ISSUES OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II ERA.

Only 434 sets were issued and placed on sale for one week in October 1961. The majority were used to make up first day covers. Dr. Killien's set is one of the very finest (if not the finest) sets extant.

SG £8,000

7,600
7,500
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421
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 421, St. HelenaST. HELENA, 1961, 2-1/2c+3d - 10c+1sh Tristan Relief Fund Overprints (B1-B4, SG 172-175), ST. HELENA, 1961, 2-1/2c+3d - 10c+1sh Tristan Relief Fund Overprints (B1-B4, SG 172-175)ST. HELENA, 1961, 2-1/2c+3d - 10c+1sh Tristan Relief Fund Overprints (B1-B4, SG 172-175). Tied by "St. Helena Oc 12 61" first day circular datestamps on reverse of picture postcard showing a real photo of Beaching of a Longboat, stamps are exceptionally bright and fresh, well-centered, card with just a faint bit of soiling at top left and edges

VERY FINE. A DESRIABLE FIRST DAY CARD OF ONE OF THE RAREST SETS OF THE QEII ERA.

Only 434 sets were issued and placed on sale for one week in October 1961.

Catalogue values are for a used set. SG £3,500

3,250
2,500
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422
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St. Helena Collection, 1890-1992. Complete less the 15sh and £1 Badge of Colony, incl. all the souvenir sheets (no Tristan Relief set of course), plus some color varieties of the 1938 King George VI series (all verified by a KGVI expert), all Mint N.H. (incl. the early issues), unusually fresh, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a wonderful collection in uncommonly choice quality, the listed catalogue value does not include the issues after 1970, which catalogue $454.00 in Scott, SG value (pre-1937 as hinged) thru 1970

£ 2,261
1,400
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423
 
St. Helena Used Collection, 1856-1968. Incl. a nice selection of early Queen Victoria heads, incl. some varieties (identifications have all been verified by an expert), complete from 1890 onward less the Badge of Colony set and the Tristan Relief set, plus there are some shade varieties of the 1938 King George VI issue (verified by a KGVI expert), condition superior to what is normally found, even the earlier issues are better centered and fresher than usual, mostly Very Fine-Extremely Fine, SG value

£ 3,464
1,900
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