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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — German East Africa - Mafia Island

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3329
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3329, German East Africa - Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, India Used in Mafia Island, -1/2a Green, "I.E.F." Overprint (M35; SG E2), GERMAN EAST AFRICA, India Used in Mafia Island, -1/2a Green, "I.E.F." Overprint (M35; SG E2)GERMAN EAST AFRICA, India Used in Mafia Island, -1/2a Green, "I.E.F." Overprint (M35; SG E2). Tied by blue "Mafia 21 SP 16" circular datestamp on picture post card to Zanzibar, Zanzibar arrival datestamp, Very Fine, rare use of the Mafia circular datestamp which was used for less than a year, with 2010 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
3330
og
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3330, German East Africa - Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, Black Overprint (NL11; SG M3A), GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, Black Overprint (NL11; SG M3A)GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, Black Overprint (NL11; SG M3A). H.r., bright color, fresh and Fine, SG £600

675
275
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3331°
ogbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3331, German East Africa - Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 45h Purple & Black, Deep Purple Overprint (NL24; SG M7B), GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 45h Purple & Black, Deep Purple Overprint (NL24; SG M7B)GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 45h Purple & Black, Deep Purple Overprint (NL24; SG M7B). Block of four, Mint N.H. except top right stamp with barest trace of hinging, rich colors on fresh paper

VERY FINE. AN IMMENSELY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR. GIBBS ESTIMATES ONLY 20-30 WERE PRINTED.

With 1992 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogue values are as hinged singles. SG £4,800

6,600
3,500
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3332°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3332, German East Africa - Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1r Lilac, Without Overprint on Fiscal Stamp (NL70; SG M31 var), GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1r Lilac, Without Overprint on Fiscal Stamp (NL70; SG M31 var)GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1r Lilac, Without Overprint on Fiscal Stamp (NL70; SG M31 var). Used with 1915 3p-8a "I.E.F." and "G.R. Post Mafia" Overprints (NL79-NL86; SG M33-M40), all tied by blue "Mafia 14 AU 15" circular datestamps on registered cover to Bude, England, Zanzibar, London and Exeter transit and Bute arrival backstamps, 2-1/2a with pinhole and cover slightly reduced at bottom

VERY FINE. A TREMENDOUSLY RARE MAFIA ISLAND COVER, ESPECIALLY WITH THE ONE-RUPEE UNOVERPRINTED FISCAL STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MAFIA ISLAND COVERS KNOWN.

With 2009 Brandon certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
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3333
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3333, German East Africa - Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1a Carmine Rose (NL81; SG M35), GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1a Carmine Rose (NL81; SG M35)GERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1a Carmine Rose (NL81; SG M35). Tied on reverse of 1916 cover by "G.R. Post Mafia" overprint in blue to Zanzibar, Zanzibar June 20 arrival datestamp also ties stamp, Very Fine, a rare cover as this Mafia overprint was used for a short period of time, with 2010 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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