Sale 1098 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 19-20 May, 2015

Category — Samoa thru South West Africa

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
540°
c
Sale 1098, Lot 540, Samoa thru South West AfricaSAMOA, 1891-95, 1p Green, -1/2p on 2p Orange, and 3p on 2p Orange (11c, 24a, 25a; SG 50, 73, 74). U.S. 8c Lilac (225). Tied by and used with Samoa 1p, 1-1/2p on 2p and 3p on 2p (24a, 25a), tied by "Apia, Samoa Jan. 30" double-circle datestamp with day slug inverted on registered cover to San Francisco Cal.,, United States 8c Lilac (225) tied by "San Francisco WC 4" registry oval, red San Francisco registry three-line datestamp at left, purple receiving backstamp, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, Odenweller Census No. 463

E. 750-1,000
550
541°
c
Sale 1098, Lot 541, Samoa thru South West AfricaSAMOA, 1895-96, 4p Blue, 2-1/2p Black, 1-1/2p on 2p Orange (15, 16e, 24; SG 61, 75, 81). Horizontal strip of three of 2-1/2p, tied by "Apia, Samoa Jan. 26, 98" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Berne, Switzerland, red London transit, receiving backstamp, 4p stamp few toned perfs, otherwise Very Fine, a colorful and scarce franking, Odenweller Census No. 764

E. 750-1,000
750
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542°
 
Sale 1098, Lot 542, Samoa thru South West AfricaSAMOA, 1893, 5p on 4p Blue (20; SG 65). Along with 1891 1p (pair), 2-1/2p, 6p and 2sh6p, tied by "Apia, Samoa Mar. 27" double-circle datestamp on rebacked cover front only to Berlin, Germany,, red oval San Francisco transit, United States 3c Purple (221) and 10c Green (226) pair) tied by handstamps, New York registry label, some edge flaws, still Very Fine and colorful use paying three-times the 2-1/2p rate plus 8c registry fee, Odenweller Census No. 397

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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543
c
Sale 1098, Lot 543, Samoa thru South West AfricaSAMOA, 1893-95, 5p on 4p Blue, 1-1/2p on 2p Orange, 3p on 2p Orange, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (22, 24a, 25a; SG 69, 73, 74). Tied by "Apia, Samoa Jul. 17, 95" double-circle datestamps on registered cover to Cettigne, Montenegro, red London transit at bottom, receiving backstamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, a scarce and colorful use, Odenweller Census No. 602

E. 200-300
250
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544°
c
Sale 1098, Lot 544, Samoa thru South West AfricaSAMOA, 1894, 5p Vermilion (23; SG 71), U.S. 10c Green (226). Along with -1/c Purple Brown (9c) tied by "Apia, Samoa AU 15" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to London, England and forwarded within London, used with United States 3c Purple (221) and 10c Green (226), tied by San Francisco registry ovals, red three-line San Francisco registry datestamp also ties -1/2p stamp, red London registry oval ties 5p, New York registry label affixed over U.S. stamps, impressive array of backstamps (seven), fresh and Very Fine, an attractive mixed U.S.-Samoa franking on a registered cover to England, Odenweller Census No. 108

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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545
bl
Sale 1098, Lot 545, Samoa thru South West AfricaSAMOA, 1914, 6p on 50pf Purple & Black on Salmon, Inverted "9" for "6" (108a; SG 108b). Block of nine, the middle row all with the inverted "9" variety (distinguishable because the "6" and "d." do not line up), other six stamps normal, cancelled by Apia 12.9.14 circular datestamps, Very Fine, with 1968 Hoffmann-Giesecke certificate, catalogue values are for nine single stamps, SG £540

555
225
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546
c
Sale 1098, Lot 546, Samoa thru South West AfricaSAMOA, 1914, 5sh on 5m Slate & Carmine (113; SG 114). Tied by lightly struck "Apia, Samoa 15.9.14" circular datestamp on small unaddressed cover, well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine, with 1983 Friedl certificate, catalogue values for used single, SG £1,000

1,100
450
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547
nh
Sale 1098, Lot 547, Samoa thru South West AfricaSEYCHELLES, 1901, 3c on 36c Brown & Rose, Double Surcharge (31b; SG 39a). Mint N.H., with interpanneau selvage at left, deep colors, Very Fine, a particularly scarce error, ex Gibralter and World Traveler, with photocopy of 1987 P.F. certificate when it was in a block of eight, catalog values are for hinged, SG £750

950
325
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548
og
Sale 1098, Lot 548, Samoa thru South West AfricaSIERRA LEONE, 1897, 2-1/2p on 3p Lilac & Green (48-51; SG 55-58). Ty. "b", "c", "d" and "a", horizontal se-tenant strip of four showing all four types of the surcharge, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors, light crease crossing right pair, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive strip, catalogue values as singles, SG £681

681
450
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549
og
Sale 1098, Lot 549, Samoa thru South West AfricaSIERRA LEONE, 1897, 2-1/2p on 6p Lilac & Green (52-55; SG 59-62). Ty. "b", "c", "d" and "a", horizontal se-tenant strip of four showing all four types of the surcharge, original gum, some h.r., fresh color, third stamp with trivial pinpoint thin and fourth stamp with minute facial stain, Very Fine appearance, catalogue values as singles, SG £538

535
375
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550
nh
Sale 1098, Lot 550, Samoa thru South West AfricaSINGAPORE, 1949-52, 1c-$5.00 King George VI, Perforated 18 (1a-20a; SG 16-30). Mint N.H., fresh colors, Very Fine, SG £400

611
180
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551
nhbl
Sale 1098, Lot 551, Samoa thru South West AfricaSINGAPORE, 1997, 1c-4c Postage Due (J19-20). Matched blocks of six with selvage at right, Mint N.H., Very Fine and fresh, a surprisingly scarce set of which only a small quantity was issued locally, moreover postage due stamps were replaced by machine labels less than two months after these were issued

930
325
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552
og
Sale 1098, Lot 552, Samoa thru South West AfricaSOUTH AFRICA, 1916, £1 Red & Deep Green (16; SG 17). Lightly hinged, well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine and choice, SG £650

850
375
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553
nhbl
Sale 1098, Lot 553, Samoa thru South West AfricaSOUTHERN RHODESIA, 1951, 4p Slate Green (J5a; SG D6). Mint N.H. block of four, deep color, Fine-Very Fine, an elusive stamp, SG £1,200

1,100
700
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554
og
Sale 1098, Lot 554, Samoa thru South West AfricaSOUTH WEST AFRICA, 1923, 10sh Olive Green & Blue, Setting II (14; SG 14). Barest trace of hinging., well-centered, bright and fresh, Very Fine, SG £500

575
225
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