Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015
Category — Worldwide (Belgium to Great Britain)
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
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
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
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
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARITY. ONLY 60 COPIES WERE ISSUED.
From the World Traveler Collection. With 2015 Sismondo certificate. SG £6,000
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
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY MULREADY USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.
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