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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru Zanzibar

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
357°
c
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 357, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarNEW ZEALAND, 1899, 2-1/2p Blue, "O.P.S.O." Official (O11; SG O18), NEW ZEALAND, 1899, 2-1/2p Blue, "O.P.S.O." Official (O11; SG O18)NEW ZEALAND, 1899, 2-1/2p Blue, "O.P.S.O." Official (O11; SG O18). Tied by Wellington circular datestamp on 1905 cover with "On Public Service only." and "General Post Office, Wellington, N.ZP.S.E. certificate / Env No. 38" imprints, sent to Berne, Switzerland (arrival backstamp), slight cover crease which just barely affects stamp, still Very Fine, any "O.P.S.O." Official stamp is rare on cover

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
358°
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 358, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarNEW ZEALAND, 1907, 1sh Orange Red, with "Greymouth Paid 3" Handstamp, Reefton Provisional (SG P6), NEW ZEALAND, 1907, 1sh Orange Red, with "Greymouth Paid 3" Handstamp, Reefton Provisional (SG P6)NEW ZEALAND, 1907, 1sh Orange Red, with "Greymouth Paid 3" Handstamp, Reefton Provisional (SG P6). Signed on reverse by W.S. Wilson, Superintendent of Police, original gum, bright color, well-centered, Very Fine, a rarely offered stamp, with only about ten copies prepared for use by the Police Department at Reefton, ex "Midas" (when part of a pair), SG value

£ 3,000
1,500
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359
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 359, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarNIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Blue, Double Surcharge (54a; SG 65a), NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Blue, Double Surcharge (54a; SG 65a)NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Blue, Double Surcharge (54a; SG 65a). Horizontal pair, Positions 5-6, used with horizontal strip of three and single of normal provisional, tied by violet "Old Calabar River, A, SP 9 94" circular datestamps on registered cover front, addressed to London, England, errors with strong doubling of surcharge shifted upwards about 3mm, fresh colors

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE USE OF A PAIR OF THE 1894 DOUBLE SURCHARGE PROVISIONAL ON A COVER FRONT TO LONDON. ONLY 24 EXAMPLES WERE PRINTED.

A total of 960 provisional surcharges were made. They were surcharged in rows of eight with only three rows receiving the double surcharge -- for a total of 24 double surcharges.

Ex Pilkington and Col. Danson. Catalogued merely as two used singles. SG £4,000.

5,000
4,250
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360
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 360, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarNIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Blue, "OIE" for "ONE" and Double Surcharge (54a var; SG 65c), NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Blue, "OIE" for "ONE" and Double Surcharge (54a var; SG 65c)NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Blue, "OIE" for "ONE" and Double Surcharge (54a var; SG 65c). Tied on small piece by "Old Calabar River, A, SP 15 94" circular datestamp, position 8 of the setting, excellent centering, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 "OIE" FOR "ONE" AND DOUBLE SURCHARGE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE IN PRIVATE HANDS. THE ONLY OTHER RECORDED EXAMPLE IS IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION.

A total of 960 provisional surcharges were made. They were surcharged in rows of eight with only three rows receiving the double surcharge -- for a total of 24 double surcharges. The "OIE" error occurred once in a setting (position 8) -- which resulted in three errors that also have the double surcharge. The third example has not been located, and it is doubtful it ever will be.

Ex Pilkington. With 2013 B.P.A. certificate. SG value

£ 10,000
10,000
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361°
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 361, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarPRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, 1861, 2p Dull Rose, Rouletted (1b; SG 5), PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, 1861, 2p Dull Rose, Rouletted (1b; SG 5)PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, 1861, 2p Dull Rose, Rouletted (1b; SG 5). Virtually complete roulettes on three sides, lightly cancelled by Charlottetown eight-bar oval, recent certificate mentions a corner crease which is insignificant

FINE. AN IMPORTANT RARITY OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES IN PRIVATE HANDS, ALL OF WHICH ARE USED.

There are five recorded examples of this stamp, all used. None have full roulettes and all have faults to some degree. One is in the Royal Collection, and another is in the Tapling Collection in the British Library.

Ex Melat and Tomlinson. Signed Pemberton. With 1986 R.P.S. and 2015 B.P.A. certificates. SG £22,000

22,500
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362°
og
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 362, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarST. HELENA, 1868, 1sh on 6p Yellow Green, Pair, One with Double Surcharge, Pair, One Without Surcharge (23a-23b; SG 18a, 18c), ST. HELENA, 1868, 1sh on 6p Yellow Green, Pair, One with Double Surcharge, Pair, One Without Surcharge (23a-23b; SG 18a, 18c)ST. HELENA, 1868, 1sh on 6p Yellow Green, Pair, One with Double Surcharge, Pair, One Without Surcharge (23a-23b; SG 18a, 18c). Two vertical pairs, the Double Surcharge error the bottom stamp of first pair, original gum, top stamp small h.r., error stamp lightly hinged (if at all), second pair showing Missing Surcharge on bottom stamp, minor h.r., incredibly rich colors throughout

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR DUO AND EXTRAORDINARILY RARE VERTICAL PAIRS OF THE 1868 ONE-SHILLING ISSUE -- ONE PAIR SHOWING A DOUBLE SURCHARGE ON THE BOTTOM STAMP AND A NORMAL TOP STAMP -- AND THE SECOND PAIR WITH MISSING SURCHARGE ON THE BOTTOM STAMP AND A NORMAL TOP STAMP. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES OF EACH EXIST.

Only twelve examples of each of these errors exist and two of each are held in the Royal Collection. These errors occurred on the same sheet, with the Double Surcharge appearing on Row 5 and the Surcharge Omitted appearing on Row 10.

Each with 2012 B.P.A. certificate. Double Surcharge catalogued as a single with no premium for se-tenant pair with a normal stamp. SG £42,000.

39,000
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363°
bl
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 363, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarSOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1886, £4 Lemon, Perf 11-1/2-12-1/2 (89; SG 203a), SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1886, £4 Lemon, Perf 11-1/2-12-1/2 (89; SG 203a)SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1886, £4 Lemon, Perf 11-1/2-12-1/2 (89; SG 203a). Block of four with selvage at top, neat c.t.o. cancels (the only way this exists used), still with original gum (Mint N.H.), exceptionally fresh

VERY FINE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF THE 1886 4-POUND LEMON.

From the Australia Post archives. Catalogue values as four singles. SG £5,600

5,800
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364°
c
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 364, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 6c Black on Orange, Postage Due (J3A; SG D4), ZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 6c Black on Orange, Postage Due (J3A; SG D4)ZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 6c Black on Orange, Postage Due (J3A; SG D4). Position R3/2, affixed to unpaid local cover with Gujrati address, uncancelled (as was the practice at the time), "T" in circle handstamp, Zanzibar backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1926-30 6-CENT BLACK ON ORANGE POSTAGE DUE ON COVER.

The postage due stamp paid double the 3c deficiency. There are only twelve recorded copies of this stamp -- five on covers, one on a defective postcard, and six off-cover. All of the known copies on cover are uncancelled.

Ex Griffith Jones and illustrated in his book (census F.7). SG value off-cover £7,000. Scott Retail on cover

10,000
0
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365°
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 365, Worldwide Stamps and Covers, New Zealand thru ZanzibarZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 25c Black on Magenta, Postage Due, "cent.s" for "cents." (JB8 var; SG D13a), ZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 25c Black on Magenta, Postage Due, "cent.s" for "cents." (JB8 var; SG D13a)ZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 25c Black on Magenta, Postage Due, "cent.s" for "cents." (JB8 var; SG D13a). Position R4/1, tied on piece by light 1930 circular datestamp and with red manuscript cross to indicate charges paid, trivial bend and some excess glue at bottom just affects the stamp

FINE. A RARE VARIETY OF WHICH ONLY FOUR ARE RECORDED.

Ex Griffith-Jones and illustrated in his book. Unlisted in Scott. SG value

£ 4,000
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