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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Malta thru Montserrat

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2416
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2416, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, Great Britain Stamps Used in Malta (SG Z23/Z79), MALTA, Great Britain Stamps Used in Malta (SG Z23/Z79)MALTA, Great Britain Stamps Used in Malta (SG Z23/Z79). 49 singles, two pairs, a strip of three and strip of four, most cancelled with barred oval "A25", single and strip with "M" in grill, a few with Malta circular datestamp, -1/2p-1sh values, with 21 2-1/2p (usually different plate numbers), one 8p (cancelled solely by circular datestamp), one 10p and two 1sh values, stamps in typical mixed condition, the important cancel strikes are Fine-Very Fine, SG value exceeds £1,700

E. 400-500
500
2417
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2417, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, Great Britain, 1884, 5sh Carmine Rose used in Malta (A95; SG Z109), MALTA, Great Britain, 1884, 5sh Carmine Rose used in Malta (A95; SG Z109)MALTA, Great Britain, 1884, 5sh Carmine Rose used in Malta (A95; SG Z109). Cancelled by crisp "A25" in barred oval, excellent centering, rich color on fresh paper, light horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, the 5-Shilling stamp is rare used in Malta, SG £1,100

1,150
700
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2418
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2418, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, 1863, -1/2p Buff (1; SG 3), MALTA, 1863, -1/2p Buff (1; SG 3)MALTA, 1863, -1/2p Buff (1; SG 3). Attractive color, "A25" cancel, Fine, with 2005 B.P.A. certificate, SG £400

425
110
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2419
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2419, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, 1860, -1/2p Buff on Bluish Paper (2; SG 1), MALTA, 1860, -1/2p Buff on Bluish Paper (2; SG 1)MALTA, 1860, -1/2p Buff on Bluish Paper (2; SG 1). Original gum, rich color, fresh and Fine, a challenging stamp to find both sound and with original gum, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,400
325
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2420
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2420, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, 1864, -1/2p Bright Orange (3d; SG 5), MALTA, 1864, -1/2p Bright Orange (3d; SG 5)MALTA, 1864, -1/2p Bright Orange (3d; SG 5). Fresh color, tied by "A25" on 1865 folded letter to Curmi, Malta Feb. 21, 1865 circular datestamp, overall fresh and Fine, an elusive stamp to find on cover, signed Bloch

E. 300-400
500
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2421
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2421, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, 1921, 10sh Black (73; SG 104), MALTA, 1921, 10sh Black (73; SG 104)MALTA, 1921, 10sh Black (73; SG 104). Selvage at left, deep shade and impression, neat portion of circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, a difficult stamp to find in this select used condition, SG £800

850
275
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2422
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2422, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, 1960, 2sh6p St. Paul, Gold Omitted (280a; SG 300a), MALTA, 1960, 2sh6p St. Paul, Gold Omitted (280a; SG 300a)MALTA, 1960, 2sh6p St. Paul, Gold Omitted (280a; SG 300a). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine, a very scarce error, SG £1,900

1,800
800
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2423
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2423, Malta thru MontserratMALTA, 1925, 3p Black on Gray, Postage Due (J6; SG D6), MALTA, 1925, 3p Black on Gray, Postage Due (J6; SG D6)MALTA, 1925, 3p Black on Gray, Postage Due (J6; SG D6). Tied by Valetta July 24, 1925 circular datestamp on incoming cover from Switzerland, with Swiss 1921 5c on 2c Surcharge (194) tied by Zurich June 20, 1925 duplex, Valetta arrival backstamp of June 24, vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine, a scarce proper use of the Postage Due stamp

E. 200-300
325
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2424
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2424, Malta thru MontserratMAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Red Orange on Bluish Paper, Intermediate Impression (5a; SG 12), MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Red Orange on Bluish Paper, Intermediate Impression (5a; SG 12)MAURITIUS, 1848, 1p Red Orange on Bluish Paper, Intermediate Impression (5a; SG 12). Position 6, large margins to clear at bottom left, lightly struck blue "1" of Mahebourg, excellent color, Very Fine, with 1999 Brandon certificate, SG £3,000

2,900
1,200
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2425
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2425, Malta thru MontserratMESOPOTAMIA, 1917, 1a on 20pa Ultramarine, Perf 13-1/2 (N11; SG 10a), MESOPOTAMIA, 1917, 1a on 20pa Ultramarine, Perf 13-1/2 (N11; SG 10a)MESOPOTAMIA, 1917, 1a on 20pa Ultramarine, Perf 13-1/2 (N11; SG 10a). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, well-centered with full perforations all around, Very Fine and choice, a seldom offered example in this perforation, with 1997 B.P.A. certificate, SG £3,750

2,650
2,300
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2426
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2426, Malta thru MontserratMONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Green, "S" Inverted (2c; SG 2b), MONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Green, "S" Inverted (2c; SG 2b)MONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Green, "S" Inverted (2c; SG 2b). Lightly cancelled, fresh color, a Fine example of this scarce variety, SG £1,200

1,350
0
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2427°
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2427, Malta thru MontserratMONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Blue Green, Inverted "S" (2e; SG 3a), MONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Blue Green, Inverted "S" (2e; SG 3a)MONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Blue Green, Inverted "S" (2e; SG 3a). Original gum, strong color in the distinctive Blue Green shade, exceptionally well-centered

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1876 6-PENCE BLUE GREEN WITH INVERTED "S" AND THE ONLY ONE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

The other known example has been tied up in a trust for several decades, and it could be many more years (if ever) that the stamp is offered to the public.

Ex Melat and Prappas. Illustrated in Linn's Philatelic Gems 5. With 1981 B.P.A. certificate. SG £13,000

13,000
0
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2428
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2428, Malta thru MontserratMONTSERRAT, 1884, 1p Red, Perf 12, Inverted "S" (11a; SG 6a), MONTSERRAT, 1884, 1p Red, Perf 12, Inverted "S" (11a; SG 6a)MONTSERRAT, 1884, 1p Red, Perf 12, Inverted "S" (11a; SG 6a). Original gum, minor h.r., deep color, well-centered, a Very Fine example of this scarce error, ex Boucher, with 1933 R.P.S. certificate, SG £2,000

2,350
700
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