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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Egypt thru Ethiopia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2508, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1843, Alexandria Crowned Circle Handstamp (A1; SG CC1), EGYPT, 1843, Alexandria Crowned Circle Handstamp (A1; SG CC1)EGYPT, 1843, Alexandria Crowned Circle Handstamp (A1; SG CC1). Sharp strike on 1849 folded letter from Alexandria to Cambridge, England, crisp Alexandria Sep. 15, 1849 datestamp, red London Paid, Cambridge backstamp, rated "1/8" (twice) in magenta, two light file folds, Very Fine strike of the rare Alexandria Crowned Circle handstamp, SG £3,250

3,500
1,300
2509
ogbl
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2509, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1874, 1pi Vermilion, Tete-Beche Pair (22bg; SG 38a; Nile Post D26a), EGYPT, 1874, 1pi Vermilion, Tete-Beche Pair (22bg; SG 38a; Nile Post D26a)EGYPT, 1874, 1pi Vermilion, Tete-Beche Pair (22bg; SG 38a; Nile Post D26a). Top left corner block of ten containing five vertical tete-beche pairs, original gum, some hinge reinforcement (largely in selvage), some stamps appear Mint N.H., some light creasing in selvage, otherwise Very Fine and a most attractive tete-beche multiple, catalogued as pairs, SG £450

750
500
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2510
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2510, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1874-75, 1pi Vermilion, Imperforate on Thin Oily Paper (Nile Post D26bb), EGYPT, 1874-75, 1pi Vermilion, Imperforate on Thin Oily Paper (Nile Post D26bb)EGYPT, 1874-75, 1pi Vermilion, Imperforate on Thin Oily Paper (Nile Post D26bb). Vertical pair, original gum, lightly hinged, large even margins, horizontal gum crease thru top stamp, otherwise Very Fine, only one sheet of 200 was printed and released onto the market in 2001, ex Royal Collection, Nile Post value

1,500
650
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2511
ogbl
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2511, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1874, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perf 12-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (24bf; SG 40a; Nile Post D28a), EGYPT, 1874, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perf 12-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (24bf; SG 40a; Nile Post D28a)EGYPT, 1874, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perf 12-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (24bf; SG 40a; Nile Post D28a). Tete-beche pair within a block of nine (3x3), original gum, lightly hinged, center stamp never hinged, top middle stamp with thin, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, catalogued as tete-beche pair, SG £400

600
500
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2512
ogbl
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2512, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1875, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perf 12-1/2 x 13-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (24di; SG 40ca; Nile Post D28p), EGYPT, 1875, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perf 12-1/2 x 13-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (24di; SG 40ca; Nile Post D28p)EGYPT, 1875, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perf 12-1/2 x 13-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (24di; SG 40ca; Nile Post D28p). Tete-beche pair within a block of four, original gum, h.r., bold color, position 1 with small natural inclusion, otherwise Fine-Very Fine and scarce, SG £1,000

1,150
700
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2513
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2513, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1879, 10pa on 2-1/2p Dull Violet, Perf 12-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (28b; SG 43b; Nile Post D31a), EGYPT, 1879, 10pa on 2-1/2p Dull Violet, Perf 12-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (28b; SG 43b; Nile Post D31a)EGYPT, 1879, 10pa on 2-1/2p Dull Violet, Perf 12-1/2 Rough, Tete-Beche (28b; SG 43b; Nile Post D31a). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., fresh color, couple toned perfs mostly seen on reverse, otherwise Fine and rare, SG £2,250

2,500
750
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2514
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2514, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; Nile Post C17-C20), EGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; Nile Post C17-C20)EGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; Nile Post C17-C20). Lightly hinged, 50p with additional compound perf variety measuring 14 at top and bottom, 15 at left and 14-1/2 at right, bright and fresh, Fine-Very Fine, each signed "ela" (Angeloglou), 15m and 50p with 1948 B.P.A. certificates

2,500
1,700
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2515
nh
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2515, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, 1956, Arab Scout Jamboree Souvenir Sheet of Three, Perforated and Imperforate (B13-B15 var; SG MS513-MS514; Nile Post MS9-MS10), EGYPT, 1956, Arab Scout Jamboree Souvenir Sheet of Three, Perforated and Imperforate (B13-B15 var; SG MS513-MS514; Nile Post MS9-MS10)EGYPT, 1956, Arab Scout Jamboree Souvenir Sheet of Three, Perforated and Imperforate (B13-B15 var; SG MS513-MS514; Nile Post MS9-MS10). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, SG £3,400

3,500
1,300
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2516
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2516, Egypt thru Ethiopia EGYPT, British Forces, 1887 1d on 1p to 100pi on £1 Telegraph Stamps (SG MT17-MT26), EGYPT, British Forces, 1887 1d on 1p to 100pi on £1 Telegraph Stamps (SG MT17-MT26)EGYPT, British Forces, 1887 1d on 1p to 100pi on £1 Telegraph Stamps (SG MT17-MT26). Original gum, h.r.'s, five lower values with trivial toned spot or small fault, still a Fine set of these seldom offered telegraph stamps, only 1,500 of the top value were printed, the vast majority of which were returned to England and destroyed, SG value

£ 1,735
1,100
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2517
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2517, Egypt thru Ethiopia ETHIOPIA, 1930 Sayo Cover to U.S. via Gambela Enclave, ETHIOPIA, 1930 Sayo Cover to U.S. via Gambela EnclaveETHIOPIA, 1930 Sayo Cover to U.S. via Gambela Enclave. Sudan 5m and 15m tied by clear strike of "Gambela 26 Apr. 30" circular datestamp on long blue cover to Philadelphia Pa., manuscript "R.F. Buchanan, American Mission, Sayo, Abyssinia" at top left, Khartoum transit backstamp, cover with minor file fold at far left, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, beginning in 1902, Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia leased the enclave of Gambela to the British which would expedite the movement of trade and mail thru Sudan rather than Addis Ababa, ex Sciaky

E. 400-500
450
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