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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — Abu Dhabi thru Anguilla

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2062
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2062, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba), ABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba)ABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with selvage at right clearly showing the complete inverted surcharge which is also shifted slightly to right, bright and fresh, pencil position numbers on reverse, Very Fine, only one sheet was discovered, catalogued as singles, SG £1,500

1,200
1,300
2063
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2063, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba), ABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba)ABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba). Well-centered, neat double-circle datestamp at top right, Very Fine, rarely encountered in used condition, only one sheet was discovered and only four examples were postally used according to Donaldson, SG £1,300

850
850
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2064
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2064, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba), ABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba)ABU DHABI, 1966, 20f on 20np Bright Ultramarine, Perf 14-1/2, Inverted Surcharge (17b; SG 17ba). Used with 50f on 50np (20; SG 20), vertical pair, all tied by Abu Dhabi Jan. 26, 1967 circular datestamp on registered cover to Surrey, England, Very Fine, exceptionally rare in used condition, even more so on cover as only four examples were postally used according to Donaldson, catalogued as used single, SG £1,300

850
5,250
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2065
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2065, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 30f on 30np Red Orange, Arabic Surcharge "20f" Instead of "30f" (18b; SG 18a), ABU DHABI, 1966, 30f on 30np Red Orange, Arabic Surcharge "20f" Instead of "30f" (18b; SG 18a)ABU DHABI, 1966, 30f on 30np Red Orange, Arabic Surcharge "20f" Instead of "30f" (18b; SG 18a). Mint N.H. plate no. 1A se-tenant block of 16, position 2 the error (position R. 7/8 on sheet), bright color

VERY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ARABIC "20" INSTEAD OF "30" SURCHARGE ERROR. ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SOLD.

The error was noticed shortly after release and pulled from sale. Only five sheets are believed to have been sold. One of the rarest modern errors of the Middle East and the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Catalogued as the error only. SG £9,000

9,000
14,500
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2066
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2066, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 200f on 1r Light Green, Printer Trial Surcharge (22/23 var; SG 22/23 var), ABU DHABI, 1966, 200f on 1r Light Green, Printer Trial Surcharge (22/23 var; SG 22/23 var)ABU DHABI, 1966, 200f on 1r Light Green, Printer Trial Surcharge (22/23 var; SG 22/23 var). Affixed to piece of card, the 200f surcharge was eventually chosen for the 2r stamp, fresh color, Very Fine, a rare item which is believed to be unique and from the surcharge printer Arabian Printing and Publishing House in Bahrain, illustrated on page 252 of the Donaldson book, ex Donaldson

E. 500-750
3,750
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2067
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2067, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 1d on 10r Dark Blue, Short Extra Bar Below Portrait (SG 25a), ABU DHABI, 1966, 1d on 10r Dark Blue, Short Extra Bar Below Portrait (SG 25a)ABU DHABI, 1966, 1d on 10r Dark Blue, Short Extra Bar Below Portrait (SG 25a). Position R. 7/3, lightly hinged, bold color, Very Fine, Donaldson records only nine unused examples from the possible 60 printed, SG value

£ 475
200
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2068
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2068, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 1d on 10r Dark Blue, Short Extra Bar Below Portrait (SG 25a), ABU DHABI, 1966, 1d on 10r Dark Blue, Short Extra Bar Below Portrait (SG 25a)ABU DHABI, 1966, 1d on 10r Dark Blue, Short Extra Bar Below Portrait (SG 25a). Position R. 7/3, lightly cancelled, Very Fine and rare, Donaldson records only four used examples, listed but unpriced as used in Gibbons

E. 400-500
425
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2069
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2069, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaABU DHABI, 1966, 15f on 15np to 1d on 10r, Clubbed Bar Varieties (16/25 vars; SG 16/25 vars), ABU DHABI, 1966, 15f on 15np to 1d on 10r, Clubbed Bar Varieties (16/25 vars; SG 16/25 vars)ABU DHABI, 1966, 15f on 15np to 1d on 10r, Clubbed Bar Varieties (16/25 vars; SG 16/25 vars). Mint N.H. in singles, pairs or blocks, incl. 15f, 40f, 75f, 100f with both positions, 200f with both positions plus an additional position R. 2/5 used, 500f with both positions plus an additional block showing both positions and 1d block showing both positions, also with 500f from position R. 6/1 showing crooked bar variety, fresh and Very Fine, an incredibly rare grouping with as low as 60 examples sold (surely far less known due to natural attrition), all mentioned on pages 248-251 in the Donaldson book

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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2070
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2070, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaADEN, 1937, -1/2a-10r Dhow (1-12; SG 1-12), ADEN, 1937, -1/2a-10r Dhow (1-12; SG 1-12)ADEN, 1937, -1/2a-10r Dhow (1-12; SG 1-12). Lightly hinged, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, SG £1,200

1,406
375
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2071
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2071, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaADEN, 1951, 15c on 2-1/2a Blue, Double Surcharge (38a; SG 38a), ADEN, 1951, 15c on 2-1/2a Blue, Double Surcharge (38a; SG 38a)ADEN, 1951, 15c on 2-1/2a Blue, Double Surcharge (38a; SG 38a). Mint N.H. top left corner single, well-centered and fresh, couple minor bends in selvage and old certificate no. attached (which no longer accompanies), Very Fine, SG £1,600

1,600
800
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2072
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2072, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaADEN, Kathiri State of Seiyun, 1946, 2-1/2a Deep Blue, Inverted Overprint (13a; SG 13a), ADEN, Kathiri State of Seiyun, 1946, 2-1/2a Deep Blue, Inverted Overprint (13a; SG 13a)ADEN, Kathiri State of Seiyun, 1946, 2-1/2a Deep Blue, Inverted Overprint (13a; SG 13a). Lightly hinged, excellent centering, fresh and Very Fine, only one sheet printed with the inverted overprint, SG £1,300

700
400
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2073
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2073, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaADEN, Quaiti State of Shihr & Mukalla, 1949, 1r on 1sh UPU, Surcharge Omitted (19a; SG 19a), ADEN, Quaiti State of Shihr & Mukalla, 1949, 1r on 1sh UPU, Surcharge Omitted (19a; SG 19a)ADEN, Quaiti State of Shihr & Mukalla, 1949, 1r on 1sh UPU, Surcharge Omitted (19a; SG 19a). Minor h.r., perfectly centered and fresh, light expert's handstamp on gum, Very Fine, only one sheet of 60 stamps was released without the surcharge, with 1970 R.P.S. certificate, SG £4,000

2,750
1,400
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2074
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2074, Abu Dhabi thru AnguillaANGUILLA, 1967, 4c-$1.00 Independence (5-11, 14), ANGUILLA, 1967, 4c-$1.00 Independence (5-11, 14)ANGUILLA, 1967, 4c-$1.00 Independence (5-11, 14). Includes two each of 10c, 20c and 25c, tied by "Anguilla Valley 24 OC 67" circular datestamps on oversized cover to Dublin, Ireland, $1.00 light corner crease at top right and cover with some edge wrinkling, otherwise Very Fine, colorful usage, the $1.00 is scarce in any form as only 175 were issued (catalogues $625.00 in Scott as used), total catalogue value as singles $883.25

E. 400-500
700
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