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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. Kitts-Nevis thru Sierra Leone

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
467
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 467, St. Kitts-Nevis thru Sierra LeoneST. KITTS-NEVIS, 1923, -1/2p-£1 Tercentenary (52-64; SG 48-60), ST. KITTS-NEVIS, 1923, -1/2p-£1 Tercentenary (52-64; SG 48-60)ST. KITTS-NEVIS, 1923, -1/2p-£1 Tercentenary (52-64; SG 48-60). Mint N.H., marvelously well-centered throughout, brilliantly fresh colors, Extremely Fine, while the 1923 Tercentenary set would never be classified as rare, trying to replicate the set in the stellar Mint N.H. quality that Dr. Killien did would be incredibly challenging, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £1,200

1,378
1,100
468
nh
St. Kitts-Nevis Collection, 1903-1966. Complete less only the Tercentenary set (which is offered separately), includes some extras, such as a lovely set of blocks of four of all sixteen values of the 1921-29 King George V series, and a specialized group of the1938-48 King George VI, with perf and shade varieties (all verified by a KGVI expert), all Mint N.H., Very Fine-Extremely Fine, SG value (pre-1937 as hinged)

£ 2,414
1,400
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469
nh
St. Lucia Collection, 1902-1966. Lacking only a few King Edward VII stamps for completion (complete from 1912 on), all Mint N.H., Very Fine-Extremely Fine, SG value (pre-1937 - where most of the values lies - as hinged)

£ 800
450
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470
nh
St. Vincent Collection, 1913-1966. Complete for the period, the first King George V set is hinged, everything else Mint N.H., Very Fine-Extremely Fine, SG value (pre-1937 as hinged)

£ 478
275
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471
nh
Sarawak Collection, 1918-1965. Complete for the period (SG 50-211), all Mint N.H., uncommonly fresh, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a lovely collection in superior quality, SG value (pre-1937 as hinged)

£ 1,577
900
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472
nh
Seychelles Collection, 1912-1969. 1912 King George V set complete in singles and also in plate number blocks of four, 1917-20 set in singles to 2.25r, plus a complete set in blocks of four, all but two with plate numbers, then complete from 1935 onward, all Mint N.H., Very Fine-Extremely Fine, included but not counted in the listed SG catalogue value is a complete collection of British Indian Ocean Territory from 1968-1994 that catalogues $559.00 in Scott, SG value (pre-1937 as hinged)

£ 2,865
2,100
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473
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 473, St. Kitts-Nevis thru Sierra LeoneSIERRA LEONE, 1912, £2 Violet & Ultramarine (120; SG 129), SIERRA LEONE, 1912, £2 Violet & Ultramarine (120; SG 129)SIERRA LEONE, 1912, £2 Violet & Ultramarine (120; SG 129). Mint N.H., rich colors, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, difficult to find Mint N.H., with 1986 Rendon certificate, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £950

850
1,500
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474
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 474, St. Kitts-Nevis thru Sierra LeoneSIERRA LEONE, 1912, £5 Gray Green & Orange (121; SG 130), SIERRA LEONE, 1912, £5 Gray Green & Orange (121; SG 130)SIERRA LEONE, 1912, £5 Gray Green & Orange (121; SG 130). Very lightly hinged and without any gum toning that affects the vast majority, excellent centering, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 5-POUND GRAY GREEN & ORANGE.

SG £3,250

2,750
3,000
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475
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 475, St. Kitts-Nevis thru Sierra LeoneSIERRA LEONE, 1923, £5 Gray Green & Orange (139; SG 148), SIERRA LEONE, 1923, £5 Gray Green & Orange (139; SG 148)SIERRA LEONE, 1923, £5 Gray Green & Orange (139; SG 148). Mint N.H. with selvage at left, exceedingly well centered, remarkably fresh, with brilliantly rich colors on pristine white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 5-POUND GRAY GREEN & ORANGE. IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE QUALITY.

We have never seen an example that has the centering, incredible freshness, and post office fresh original gum that this stamp possesses.

Catalogue values are as hinged. SG £2,250

2,250
6,250
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476
nh
Sierra Leone Collection, 1896-1960. Queen Victoria tablets complete less 5sh, first King Edward VII set lacking only 1sh and 2sh, nine values from the second King Edward VII set, third King Edward VII set complete, 1912-21 King George series lacking the £2 and £5 for both watermarks, complete from 1932 on incl. the 1933 Wilberforce set, all Mint N.H. (the early issues are particularly difficult to find thus), note that the SG value is for hinged stamps in the 1896-35 period, where most of the value lies, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, SG value

£ 3,762
2,700
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