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Sale 1204 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, including the Angel Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 18-20 June, 2019

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Category — Aden thru Australia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
504
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 504, Aden thru AustraliaBRITISH COMMONWEALTH, 1879, Colonial Keyplate Master Die Proof in Black, BRITISH COMMONWEALTH, 1879, Colonial Keyplate Master Die Proof in BlackBRITISH COMMONWEALTH, 1879, Colonial Keyplate Master Die Proof in Black. Die I, on 19 x 60mm glazed card, stamped "Before Hardening" and "July 26 1879" at top

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT DIE PROOF OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

This was made for the introduction of the new 2-1/2p and 4p U.P.U. rates and originally intended only for the Leeward Island colonies of Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis and Virgin Islands. It was subsequently also used for Cyprus, Natal, St. Lucia and Turks Islands. An essential exhibition item.

E. 2,000-3,000
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505
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 505, Aden thru AustraliaADEN, 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). Matching plate no. 1 selvage at bottom, lightly hinged, bright and fresh colors, 1r slightly cut in, Fine-Very Fine, a surprisingly difficult set to find with plate nos. in this pristine condition, catalogue values with no premium for plate no., SG £1,200

825
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506°
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 506, Aden thru AustraliaADEN, 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). Matching blocks of four with "Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited. London" imprint and guideline in bottom selvage, top stamps mostly lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., bold colors, 1a with faint thin spot on one stamp

EXTREMELY FINE MATCHING SET OF THE POPULAR ADEN 1937 DHOW SET WITH IMPRINT IN BOTTOM SELVAGE.

This is the first imprint block set that we have seen offered at auction in many years. Catalogued simply as singles. SG £4,800

4,322
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507
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 507, Aden thru AustraliaANTIGUA, 1922, £1 Violet & Black on Red (64; SG 61), ANTIGUA, 1922, £1 Violet & Black on Red (64; SG 61)ANTIGUA, 1922, £1 Violet & Black on Red (64; SG 61). Exceptionally well-centered, deep rich colors, neat Bolans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a gem used single which is surprisingly elusive in this condition, SG £400

425
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508
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 508, Aden thru AustraliaNEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Gray Blue, Plate II, Early Impression (5h; SG 23), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Gray Blue, Plate II, Early Impression (5h; SG 23)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Gray Blue, Plate II, Early Impression (5h; SG 23). Large margins all around, rich color and highly detailed impression, Extremely Fine, a choice quality stamp, SG £300

375
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509°
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 509, Aden thru AustraliaNEW SOUTH WALES, 1882, 6p Lilac, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (66a; SG 235cb), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1882, 6p Lilac, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (66a; SG 235cb)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1882, 6p Lilac, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (66a; SG 235cb). Rich color, starburst cancels, right stamp with creasing not affecting the Fine appearance, a very rare error, the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2013 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,750

3,000
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510
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 510, Aden thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown, First Watermark, Broken Tail Variety (14 var; SG 15 var; BW 51e), AUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown, First Watermark, Broken Tail Variety (14 var; SG 15 var; BW 51e)AUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown, First Watermark, Broken Tail Variety (14 var; SG 15 var; BW 51e). With gutter selvage at right, lightly hinged, especially bright and fresh colors

FINE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-POUND FIRST WATERMARK KANGAROO WITH BROKEN TAIL VARIETY.

With 2017 B.P.A. certificate. Scott Retail as normal $3,250.00, Brusden-White value

A$ 5,500
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511
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 511, Aden thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1914-24, 1p Red, Die Ia (21b; SG 21d), AUSTRALIA, 1914-24, 1p Red, Die Ia (21b; SG 21d)AUSTRALIA, 1914-24, 1p Red, Die Ia (21b; SG 21d). Mint N.H., excellent color, fresh and Fine, a scarce example from Die 1a (SG Die II), SG as hinged £425

1,000
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512
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 512, Aden thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown, Third Watermark (56a; SG 44; BW 52), AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown, Third Watermark (56a; SG 44; BW 52)AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown, Third Watermark (56a; SG 44; BW 52). Light strike of Sydney registry cancel, well-centered, uncommonly bright and fresh, Very Fine, SG £1,600, BW A$2,500.00

1,750
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