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Sale 1130 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 June, 2016

Category — Gibraltar thru Hong Kong

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1417
nh
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1417, Gibraltar thru Hong KongGIBRALTAR, 1918, -1/2p Green, War Tax, Double Overprint (MR1a; SG 86a), GIBRALTAR, 1918, -1/2p Green, War Tax, Double Overprint (MR1a; SG 86a)GIBRALTAR, 1918, -1/2p Green, War Tax, Double Overprint (MR1a; SG 86a). Mint N.H., two distinct overprints, rich color on fresh paper, Fine, a scarce error, particularly in Mint N.H. condition, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £900

900
475
1418
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1418, Gibraltar thru Hong KongGOLD COAST, 1948, 1sh Red Orange & Black, Watermark Inverted (138 var; SG 143a), GOLD COAST, 1948, 1sh Red Orange & Black, Watermark Inverted (138 var; SG 143a)GOLD COAST, 1948, 1sh Red Orange & Black, Watermark Inverted (138 var; SG 143a). Bright fresh colors, Accra double-circle datestamp

FINE. A RARE INVERTED WATERMARK OF THE 1948 ONE-SHILLING KING GEORGE VI. ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES THAT HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED TO DATE.

With 2016 B.P.A. certificate. The Murray Payne catalogue mentions "a single used example has been reported to us". That copy still resides with the collector who discovered it. The example offered here is the first to be offered in the marketplace. Listed but unpriced in Stanley Gibbons

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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1419
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1419, Gibraltar thru Hong KongHELIGOLAND, 1875, 2pf Yellow Green & Dark Rose (15; Michel 12), HELIGOLAND, 1875, 2pf Yellow Green & Dark Rose (15; Michel 12)HELIGOLAND, 1875, 2pf Yellow Green & Dark Rose (15; Michel 12). Well-centered, rich colors, neat cancels, Very Fine and scarce, with 1986 Rendon certificate, Michel €1,100

875
275
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1420
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1420, Gibraltar thru Hong KongHELIGOLAND, 1879, 5m Blue Green & Salmon (23; Michel 20A), HELIGOLAND, 1879, 5m Blue Green & Salmon (23; Michel 20A)HELIGOLAND, 1879, 5m Blue Green & Salmon (23; Michel 20A). Bright colors, neat cancel, Very Fine, a rare used example, signed Buhler and with 1986 Rendon certificate, Michel €1,500

1,200
350
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1421
og
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1421, Gibraltar thru Hong KongHONG KONG, 1879, 10c on 12c Pale Blue (33; SG 25), HONG KONG, 1879, 10c on 12c Pale Blue (33; SG 25)HONG KONG, 1879, 10c on 12c Pale Blue (33; SG 25). Original gum, mild h.r., remarkably fresh, with lovely rich color on immaculate white paper, overall Very Fine, SG £1,000

1,100
1,300
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1422
og
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1422, Gibraltar thru Hong KongHONG KONG, 1879, 10c on 16c Yellow (34; SG 26), HONG KONG, 1879, 10c on 16c Yellow (34; SG 26)HONG KONG, 1879, 10c on 16c Yellow (34; SG 26). Original gum, bright color on pristine white paper, uncommonly well-centered for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND ESPECIALLY FRESH ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 10-CENT ON 16-CENT SURCHARGE.

SG £4,250

4,750
4,750
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1423
og
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1423, Gibraltar thru Hong KongHONG KONG, 1880, 10c on 24c Green (35; SG 27), HONG KONG, 1880, 10c on 24c Green (35; SG 27)HONG KONG, 1880, 10c on 24c Green (35; SG 27). Original gum, h.r., intensely rich color and a sharp impression on fresh paper, well-centered, Very Fine, a difficult stamp to find in this select original gum quality, SG £1,500

1,550
1,600
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1424
c
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1424, Gibraltar thru Hong KongHONG KONG, 1941, Japanese Occupation Air Mail Cover, HONG KONG, 1941, Japanese Occupation Air Mail CoverHONG KONG, 1941, Japanese Occupation Air Mail Cover. King George VI 25c pair, $1.00 and $2.00 stamps tied by Victoria 29 Nov., 1941 circular datestamps on Air Mail cover to New York, with Detained in Hong Kong/ By Japanese/ From December 1941 to September 1945" boxed handstamp on reverse, and violet "No Service"and "Retour" on front, censor tape at left overlaps stamps, cover with small fault at top, otherwise Fine, a scarce marking that was used for mail seized by the Japanese in late November and early December of 1941

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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1425
c
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1425, Gibraltar thru Hong KongHONG KONG, 1941, Japanese Occupation Air Mail Cover, HONG KONG, 1941, Japanese Occupation Air Mail CoverHONG KONG, 1941, Japanese Occupation Air Mail Cover. King George VI 5c and 15c stamps tied by "Victoria 5 DE 41" circular datestamps on cover to Sydney, Australia, with well-struck violet boxed "Detained in Hong Kong/ By Japanese/ From December 1941 to September 1945" handstamp, also with violet "No Service" and "Retour" on front, Very Fine, a scarce marking that was used for mail seized by the Japanese in Hong Kong during World War II

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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