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Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — Worldwide (India to South Australia)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3197
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3197, Worldwide (India to South Australia)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Pale Red (6; SG 18), INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Pale Red (6; SG 18)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Pale Red (6; SG 18). Vertical gutter pair with wavy line in middle of the first printing, positions 6 and 10 showing a major retouch on the bottom stamp of the frame and chingnon, wonderfully large margins all around, each cancelled by diamond of dots cancel, just slightly toned, still Very Fine, a scarce and attractive pair, SG value

£ 4,500
2,400
3198
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3198, Worldwide (India to South Australia)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 23), INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 23)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 23). Horizontal pair of the fourth printing, large margins to just touching frameline at bottom of right stamp, cancelled by diamond of dots on large part of cover (missing three of the four flaps) originating in Singapore (Straits Settlements) and sent to Glarus, Switzerland, blue Singapore forwarding agent marking at bottom left, various rating marks, Glarus arrival backstamp, cover slightly strengthened

FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE USE OF THE 1854 FOUR-ANNA ISSUE USED FROM SINGAPORE TO SWITZERLAND.

Any uses of Indian stamps originating in the Straits Settlements is scarce and desirable, even more so with this scarce destination to Switzerland.

E. 4,000-5,000
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3199
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3199, Worldwide (India to South Australia)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 23), INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 23)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 23). Large to ample margins all around, tied by numeral "180" in diamond horizontal bar cancel of Meerut on folded 1857 cover to London, England, manuscript "per Overland" directive, red boxed "India Paid", Bombay transit backstamp and "Paid IH, 8 AP 8, 1857" London arrival datestamp, cover with file fold well-away from stamp, Very Fine, an attractive overland mail use

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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3200
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3200, Worldwide (India to South Australia)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 19), INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 19)INDIA, 1854, 4a Blue & Red (6; SG 19). Two singles of the 2nd printing with margins ample to just touching in some places, additionally franked with a 2a Green (5; SG 31), large margins all around, each cancelled by diamond of dots cancel on cover to Birmingham, England, red boxed "India Paid", large boxed Bassein Paid origin handstamp with manuscript "29.4.55" on reverse (which is located just north of Bombay), red London Paid tombstone datestamp on front and Birmingham arrival backstamp, incl. original enclosure which even has a hand-drawn map showing the Bassein area, cover with trivial nicks due to thin paper, otherwise Fine and scarce use, with 2013 B.P.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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3201
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3201, Worldwide (India to South Australia)INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Blue & Pale Red (6; SG 24), INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Blue & Pale Red (6; SG 24)INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Blue & Pale Red (6; SG 24). Vertical cut-to-shape pair of the 4th printing, margins large to just barely touching on bottom stamp, additionally franked with 2a Green (5; SG 31), large margins to touching at bottom right, each cancelled and tied by diamond of dots cancel and manuscript "Stamped" on small 1856 mourning cover to Brentford, England, manuscript "per P&O Steamer via Calcutta & Southampton", large boxed "India Paid", Calcutta transit backstamp and British arrival marking on front (also tying 2a stamp), Fine, a wonderfully attractive cover

E. 1,500-2,000
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3202
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3202, Worldwide (India to South Australia)NEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 1sh Bright Red Violet (3; SG 5), NEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 1sh Bright Red Violet (3; SG 5)NEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 1sh Bright Red Violet (3; SG 5). Full to large margins all around, gorgeous rich color and a well incised impression, grid cancel

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-SHILLING BRIGHT RED VIOLET.

From the World Traveler Collection. With 2015 Sismondo certificate. SG £4,500. Unitrade C$8,000.00

7,000
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3203
og
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3203, Worldwide (India to South Australia)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1855, 8p Golden Yellow (30; SG 98), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1855, 8p Golden Yellow (30; SG 98)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1855, 8p Golden Yellow (30; SG 98). Original gum, h.r., full to large margins all around, beautiful rich color and a crisp detailed impression

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 8-PENCE ORANGE.

This is one of the most elusive stamps of New South Wales, particularly in original-gum condition.

From the World Traveler Collection. Signed Kneitschel and with 2015 Sismondo certificate. SG £15,000

15,500
5,000
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3204
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3204, Worldwide (India to South Australia)NOVA SCOTIA, 1857, 1sh Reddish Purple (6; SG 8), NOVA SCOTIA, 1857, 1sh Reddish Purple (6; SG 8)NOVA SCOTIA, 1857, 1sh Reddish Purple (6; SG 8). Just a faint trace of cancel at bottom, full to large margins all around, attractive color, trivial corner crease, otherwise a Very Fine example of this scarce stamp, from the World Traveler Collection, signed A. Brun and with clear 1974 Friedl certificate, SG £3,500, Unitrade C$7,000.00

5,250
2,400
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3205
og
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3205, Worldwide (India to South Australia)REUNION, 1852, 30c Black on Blue (2; Yvert 2), REUNION, 1852, 30c Black on Blue (2; Yvert 2)REUNION, 1852, 30c Black on Blue (2; Yvert 2). Without gum as issued, Type IV in the setting, extraordinarily large and well-balanced margins all around, sharp impression on fresh paper that still retains all its original bluing, barely discernible faint diagonal crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A STRIKING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE REUNION 1852 30-CENTIMES BLACK ON BLUE.

In 1852, Reunion was supplied with their first adhesive stamps. They were General French Colonies issues that were given to all the Colonies of France. However there were no 15c or 30c stamps to fulfill the 30c and 45c rates. Because it would take a long time for any new stamps to reach Reunion, it was decided to print new stamps locally. This same phenomenon occurred on other isolated islands throughout the world, such as Hawaii, Mauritius and Fiji, where the local printers produced the first stamps of the country, using much more primitive methods than more prosperous countries that had been producing stamps for several years. These typographed stamps of Reunion were printed on very thin pelure paper that often had irregularities such as wood pulp inclusions and pinholes.

These stamps proved to be unpopular with the local population, primarily due to the fact that they were issued without gum. A small number were used and the remainders were eventually destroyed, leaving scant few unused available today. Due to the crude printing methods, nearly every example has a fault to some degree, with many possessing several faults and/or repairs. This copy, from the David B Markowitz collection, is clearly superior to the vast majority.

Ex Wyer. Signed Calves and with 2015 Scheller certificate. Yvert €45,000

39,000
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3206
ng
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3206, Worldwide (India to South Australia)SAMOA, 1914, 1sh on 1m Carmine, "1 Shilling" (110a; SG 111), SAMOA, 1914, 1sh on 1m Carmine, "1 Shilling" (110a; SG 111)SAMOA, 1914, 1sh on 1m Carmine, "1 Shilling" (110a; SG 111). Unused (no gum), rich color, wide margins

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE SAMOA "1 SHILLING" VARIETY. ONLY 35 WERE PRINTED AND VERY FEW ARE KNOWN TO HAVE SURVIVED.

During the World War II bombing of London, a major holding of Samoa G.R.I. stamps suffered water damage and were subsequently carefully washed. This stamp is quite likely from that holding.

Signed A. Diena. With 1968 R.P.S. and 2012 Sismondo certificates. SG £11,000

11,500
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3207
bl
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3207, Worldwide (India to South Australia)SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1859, 2p Pale Red, Printed on Both Sides (11a; SG 24ab), SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1859, 2p Pale Red, Printed on Both Sides (11a; SG 24ab)SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1859, 2p Pale Red, Printed on Both Sides (11a; SG 24ab). The reverse printing inverted, with an especially strong impression, used block of six, blue Adelaide cancels, light creases and bottom right corner defective

FINE APPEARANCE. A VERY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1859 2-PENCE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. AN IMPORTANT EXHIBITION ITEM.

With 1987 Holcombe certificate. Catalogue values are as six singles. SG £3,300

6,900
1,500
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3208
og
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3208, Worldwide (India to South Australia)SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1891, 2sh6p Violet, Official (O83; SG O86), SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1891, 2sh6p Violet, Official (O83; SG O86)SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1891, 2sh6p Violet, Official (O83; SG O86). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh color on brilliantly white paper

VERY FINE AND WONDERFULLY CHOICE. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 60 STAMPS WAS PRINTED.

Easily one of the finest examples known of this rare stamp. With 1979 R.P.S. certificate. SG £6,500

6,000
4,000
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