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Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3183
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3183, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)BELGIUM, 1915, 5fr Plum, Parcel Post (Q60; COB TR57), BELGIUM, 1915, 5fr Plum, Parcel Post (Q60; COB TR57)BELGIUM, 1915, 5fr Plum, Parcel Post (Q60; COB TR57). With bottom tab, mild h.r., vibrant color on pristine white paper

VERY FINE. THE RAREST PARCEL POST STAMP OF BELGIUM. ONLY 200 WERE PRINTED.

From the World Traveler Collection. Signed Champion and with 2015 Sismondo certificate. COB €4,150

4,000
3,000
3184
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3184, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1860, 2-1/2p Dull Rose, Imperforate (1; SG formerly 1), BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1860, 2-1/2p Dull Rose, Imperforate (1; SG formerly 1)BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1860, 2-1/2p Dull Rose, Imperforate (1; SG formerly 1). Large to very large margins all around, probably privately gummed

EXTREMELY FINE. A MOST IMPRESSIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT RARITY.

This stamp was never placed into use. Current research suggests all of these were produced without gum and privately gummed at a later time

From the World Traveler Collection. With 1983 Friedl and 1994 P.F. certificate (both stating original gum). SG £10,000. Unitrade C$25,000.00

20,000
7,500
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3185
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3185, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)BRITISH GUIANA, 1850, 8c Black on Green, "Cotton Reel" (4; SG 4), BRITISH GUIANA, 1850, 8c Black on Green, "Cotton Reel" (4; SG 4)BRITISH GUIANA, 1850, 8c Black on Green, "Cotton Reel" (4; SG 4). Thick rule, cut square, initialed "E. D. W." (Edmond Dalzell Wight, clerk to the Colonial Post Office), margins touching to just in at top and right, neat Demerara town postmark, trivial thin speck

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1850 8-CENTS COTTON REEL. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE SINCE IT IS CUT SQUARE. THE COTTON REEL ISSUES ARE AMONG THE MOST ROMANTIC OF ALL STAMPS IN WORLDWIDE PHILATELY.

The first stamps of British Guiana were issued in July 1850, in denominations of 2c, 4c, 8c and 12c. They were printed at the offices of the Royal Gazette of British Guiana newspaper. Quickly produced from printer’s type and a printer’s rule bent into a crude circle, the stamps earned the nickname “Cotton Reel” from collectors because they look similar to labels on the wooden ends of a reel of cotton thread.

Each stamp was initialed as a control to prevent either theft or counterfeiting. The “E.D.W.” initials of Edmond D. Wight also appear on the famous 1c Magenta British Guiana stamp.

Of the few known examples that are not cut to shape, several have faults or repairs. The example offered here is one of the most desirable of the existing copies.

Ex de Coppet and from our 1971 Rarities of the World sale. From the World Traveler Collection. Signed Moens, Bloch and with clear 2015 Sismondo certificate. SG £70,000

50,000
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3186
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3186, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)BULGARIA, 1882, 5s Rose & Pale Rose, Error of Color (13a; Michel 15F), BULGARIA, 1882, 5s Rose & Pale Rose, Error of Color (13a; Michel 15F)BULGARIA, 1882, 5s Rose & Pale Rose, Error of Color (13a; Michel 15F). Original gum, wonderfully bright color, Very Fine, only one error sheet was printed in the color of the 10s stamp, from the World Traveler Collection, signed A. Brun, Bloch and with 2015 Sismondo certificate, Michel €3,600

3,000
0
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3187°
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3187, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)CANADA, 1852, 6p Greenish Gray, Wove (5b; SG 10), CANADA, 1852, 6p Greenish Gray, Wove (5b; SG 10)CANADA, 1852, 6p Greenish Gray, Wove (5b; SG 10). Large even margins all around, rich color and a crisp detailed impression, target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an extraordinary quality example, with 1993 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,200, Unitrade C$2,000.00

1,500
850
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3188°
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3188, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)CANADA, 1875, 5c Olive Green, Perf 11-1/2 x 12 (26; SG 63), CANADA, 1875, 5c Olive Green, Perf 11-1/2 x 12 (26; SG 63)CANADA, 1875, 5c Olive Green, Perf 11-1/2 x 12 (26; SG 63). Full original gum, lightly hinged, excellent color that is especially bright and fresh, well-centered amid uncharacteristically wide margins, Extremely Fine, the 5c Large Queen is rarely seen with such choice margins and centering, with 1995 P.F. certificate, Unitrade C$5,000.00

1,500
2,400
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3189°
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3189, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)CANADA, 1868, 12-1/2c Blue, Thin Paper (28b; SG 51), CANADA, 1868, 12-1/2c Blue, Thin Paper (28b; SG 51)CANADA, 1868, 12-1/2c Blue, Thin Paper (28b; SG 51). Full original gum, minor h.r., gorgeous rich color and an excellent clarity of impression, wide margins (especially for this stamp), full perforations all around, Extremely Fine, a difficult stamp to find in this select original-gum condition, with 1996 P.S.E. and 2003 P.F. certificates, Unitrade C$2,700.00

1,100
2,000
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3190
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3190, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, Mafeking, 1900, 6p on 3p Violet on Yellow (170; SG 9), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, Mafeking, 1900, 6p on 3p Violet on Yellow (170; SG 9)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, Mafeking, 1900, 6p on 3p Violet on Yellow (170; SG 9). Type III in the setting, original gum, vibrant colors

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE MAFEKING 1900 6-PENCE ON 3-PENCE.

While used examples of this stamp appear on the market with some regularity, unused copies are very rarely offered.

Signed Bloch and with 2009 Sismondo certificate. SG £7,500

6,500
5,750
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3191
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3191, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, VRYBURG, 1900, 1p Rose & Green (N6; SG 12), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, VRYBURG, 1900, 1p Rose & Green (N6; SG 12)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, VRYBURG, 1900, 1p Rose & Green (N6; SG 12). Bright color, portion of circular datestamp, insignificant corner crease

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARITY. ONLY 60 COPIES WERE ISSUED.

From the World Traveler Collection. With 2015 Sismondo certificate. SG £6,000

5,000
0
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3192
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3192, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)CEYLON, 1885, 5c on 48c Rose (98; SG 157), CEYLON, 1885, 5c on 48c Rose (98; SG 157)CEYLON, 1885, 5c on 48c Rose (98; SG 157). Surcharge position 11 in the setting, unused (no gum), a foreign object was on the stamp during surcharging, causing some broken letters, rich color, a Very Fine unused example of this elusive stamp, from the World Traveler Collection, with 2015 Sismondo certificate, SG £2,500

2,100
1,500
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3193
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3193, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)CZECHOSOLVAKIA, 1919, 70pf Red Brown on Green, Semi-Postal (B70; Michel 110), CZECHOSOLVAKIA, 1919, 70pf Red Brown on Green, Semi-Postal (B70; Michel 110)CZECHOSOLVAKIA, 1919, 70pf Red Brown on Green, Semi-Postal (B70; Michel 110). Lightly hinged, exceptionally bright and fresh, Very Fine, only 150 were printed, from the World Traveler Collection, signed Friedl and with 2015 Sismondo certificate, Michel €2,200

4,000
0
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3194
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3194, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)DENMARK, 1914, 38o Orange, Newspaper Stamp (P18; Facit TI18), DENMARK, 1914, 38o Orange, Newspaper Stamp (P18; Facit TI18)DENMARK, 1914, 38o Orange, Newspaper Stamp (P18; Facit TI18). Selvage at top, Mint N.H., well-centered, brilliantly fresh, Very Fine, a select quality example of this scarce key stamp, from the World Traveler Collection, owner's handstamp and with 2015 Sismondo certificate, Facit SK 25,000

3,250
1,600
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3195
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3195, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)GERMAN OFFICES IN CHINA, 1900, 80pf Lake & Black on Rose, Tientsin Handstamp (23; Michel 14), GERMAN OFFICES IN CHINA, 1900, 80pf Lake & Black on Rose, Tientsin Handstamp (23; Michel 14)GERMAN OFFICES IN CHINA, 1900, 80pf Lake & Black on Rose, Tientsin Handstamp (23; Michel 14). Light Tientsin circular datestamp, rich colors, trivial short perf at right

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 80-PFENNING TIENTSIN PROVISIONAL.

From the World Traveler Collection. Signed Bloch. With 1972 Friedl and 2013 Jaschke-Lantelme certificates. Michel €6,000

4,500
2,200
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3196
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3196, Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready (U1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready (U1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready (U1). Stereo A140, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, on reverse is "B My-6 1840" First Day datestamp, red diamond May 7 datestamp, and May 8 receiver from (New) Ross, Ireland, some minor edgewear and faint soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY MULREADY USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

SG Specialized value from

18,000
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