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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Cyprus thru Dominica

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2237
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2237, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1878, Great Britain 2-1/2p Claret with "942" in Oval Grid of Larnaca (A19; SG Z18), CYPRUS, 1878, Great Britain 2-1/2p Claret with "942" in Oval Grid of Larnaca (A19; SG Z18)CYPRUS, 1878, Great Britain 2-1/2p Claret with "942" in Oval Grid of Larnaca (A19; SG Z18). Plate 10, tied by "942" on petite cover to Malta, partial Oct 1878 Cyprus circular datestamp on reverse (backflap missing), Malta arrival backstamp, cover with repaired tear at top not affecting stamp or markings, Fine, an unusual destination

E. 200-300
375
2238
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2238, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1879, Great Britain 2-1/2p Claret, with "975" in Oval Grid of Limassol (A33; SG Z32), CYPRUS, 1879, Great Britain 2-1/2p Claret, with "975" in Oval Grid of Limassol (A33; SG Z32)CYPRUS, 1879, Great Britain 2-1/2p Claret, with "975" in Oval Grid of Limassol (A33; SG Z32). Plate 14, tied by crisp strike of "975" on cover to Eastbourne, England, Limassol Aug. 18, 1879 circular datestamp on reverse, also Larnaca and Eastborne backstamps, stamp with rounded corner, slight cover edge wear, otherwise fresh and Fine, covers from the Limassol office are rare

E. 500-750
600
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2239°
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2239, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1902 Undenominated King Edward VII Black Key Plate Proof, CYPRUS, 1902 Undenominated King Edward VII Black Key Plate ProofCYPRUS, 1902 Undenominated King Edward VII Black Key Plate Proof. On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, stamped "BEFORE HARDENING" and blue "30 SEP 02", wonderfully fresh

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT PROOF OF THE KING EDWARD VII ISSUES.

Ex "Aphrodite" (where it realized £5,000 hammer in 2009)

E. 2,000-3,000
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2240
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2240, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1907, 5pa Black Duty Proof (48P; SG 60P), CYPRUS, 1907, 5pa Black Duty Proof (48P; SG 60P)CYPRUS, 1907, 5pa Black Duty Proof (48P; SG 60P). On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, stamped "BEFORE HARDENING" and "16 JUL 07", Very Fine, a rare duty die proof for the new 5-paras value

E. 400-500
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2241°
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2241, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1912, Undenominated King George V Black Key Plate Master Die Proof, CYPRUS, 1912, Undenominated King George V Black Key Plate Master Die ProofCYPRUS, 1912, Undenominated King George V Black Key Plate Master Die Proof. On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, remarkably bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MASTER DIE PROOF IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

This design was used for the 1912-15 and 1921-23 issues. A similar proof realized £5,411 in the 2009 "Aphrodite" sale

E. 2,000-3,000
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2242
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2242, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1912, 9pi Black Duty Proof (68P; SG 81P), CYPRUS, 1912, 9pi Black Duty Proof (68P; SG 81P)CYPRUS, 1912, 9pi Black Duty Proof (68P; SG 81P). On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, Very Fine, the same duty was used from 1894 to 1924, and are no date markings, so it cannot be said for certain which series this is from, but it is not highly glazed, which suggests it came in the later (King George V) era

E. 400-500
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2243
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2243, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1912, 18pi Black Duty Proof (70P; SG 83P), CYPRUS, 1912, 18pi Black Duty Proof (70P; SG 83P)CYPRUS, 1912, 18pi Black Duty Proof (70P; SG 83P). On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, Very Fine, the same duty was used from 1894 to 1924, and are no date markings, so it cannot be said for certain which series this is from, but it is not highly glazed, which suggests it came in the later (King George V) era

E. 400-500
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2244
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2244, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1921, 1pi Black Duty Proof (76P; SG 89P), CYPRUS, 1921, 1pi Black Duty Proof (76P; SG 89P)CYPRUS, 1921, 1pi Black Duty Proof (76P; SG 89P). On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, with "ONE" crossed out and marked "1" alongside, stamped "BEFORE STRIKING" and ms. dated "11/10/20", Very Fine, this unique proof was either for an intended (but not adopted) change of the 1921 Issue, or and essay for the 1924 Issue, when the change from word to numeral was made, ex Cruttwell and Danson

E. 400-500
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2245
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2245, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1921, 1pi Black Duty Proof (76P; SG 89P), CYPRUS, 1921, 1pi Black Duty Proof (76P; SG 89P)CYPRUS, 1921, 1pi Black Duty Proof (76P; SG 89P). On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, stamped "AFTER STRIKING" and ms. dated "15/10/20", Very Fine, a new duty plate was made for the 1pi value of the 1921-23 King George V issue, ex Eley

E. 400-500
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2246
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2246, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1922, 1-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (78P; SG 91P), CYPRUS, 1922, 1-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (78P; SG 91P)CYPRUS, 1922, 1-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (78P; SG 91P). Two glazed cards measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, one stamped "BEFORE STRIKING" and ms. dated "14/3/22", other stamped "AFTER STRIKING" and ms. dated "16/3/22", Very Fine, a rare matched pair of proofs, ideal for exhibiting

E. 750-1,000
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2247
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2247, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1923, 2pi Black Duty Proof (80P; SG 93P), CYPRUS, 1923, 2pi Black Duty Proof (80P; SG 93P)CYPRUS, 1923, 2pi Black Duty Proof (80P; SG 93P). Two glazed cards measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, one stamped "BEFORE STRIKING" and ms. dated "4/5/23", other stamped "AFTER STRIKING" and ms. dated "6/5/23", Very Fine, another rare (and likely unique) matched pair of proofs that would be ideal for exhibiting

E. 750-1,000
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2248
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2248, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1924, 1-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (95P; SG 120P), CYPRUS, 1924, 1-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (95P; SG 120P)CYPRUS, 1924, 1-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (95P; SG 120P). On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, the "-1/2" with horizontal bar, stamped "AFTER STRIKING", Very Fine, a rare duty plate of the new King George V design

E. 400-500
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2249
P
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2249, Cyprus thru DominicaCYPRUS, 1925, 2-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (99P; SG 122P), CYPRUS, 1925, 2-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (99P; SG 122P)CYPRUS, 1925, 2-1/2pi Black Duty Proof (99P; SG 122P). On glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, with country name and value only, stamped "AFTER STRIKING", Very Fine, a rare duty plate of the new King George V design

E. 400-500
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2250
og
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2250, Cyprus thru DominicaDOMINICA, 1879, -1/2p Bister, 2-1/2p Red Brown, 4p Blue, Imprimaturs (4, 6, 7 vars; SG 4, 6, 7 vars), DOMINICA, 1879, -1/2p Bister, 2-1/2p Red Brown, 4p Blue, Imprimaturs (4, 6, 7 vars; SG 4, 6, 7 vars)DOMINICA, 1879, -1/2p Bister, 2-1/2p Red Brown, 4p Blue, Imprimaturs (4, 6, 7 vars; SG 4, 6, 7 vars). First two with original gum, 4p no gum, large to full margins, bright colors, Very Fine and scarce set of imprimaturs of the 1879 Issue

E. £ 500-750
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