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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — Bahamas thru Bechuanaland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1181
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1181, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBAHAMAS, 1865, 1sh Green (15; SG 38), BAHAMAS, 1865, 1sh Green (15; SG 38)BAHAMAS, 1865, 1sh Green (15; SG 38). Large part original gum, rich color, crisp impression, Fine, a rare stamp to find both sound and with original gum, ex "Staircase" and Gilbert, with 1999 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,750

3,250
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1182
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1182, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Inverted Overprint (E1b; SG S1c), BAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Inverted Overprint (E1b; SG S1c)BAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Inverted Overprint (E1b; SG S1c). Very lightly hinged, brilliant color, certificate states "several perfs at foot have been recut since April 1999", Fine appearance, it is believed only 30 were printed with the inverted overprint, ex "Staircase", SG £1,300

1,750
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1183
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1183, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBARBADOS, 1868, 6p Orange Vermilion (20; SG 31), BARBADOS, 1868, 6p Orange Vermilion (20; SG 31)BARBADOS, 1868, 6p Orange Vermilion (20; SG 31). Tied by "1" bootheel cancel with corresponding "Barbados JU 9 69" circular datestamp on reverse of "Officer's Letter" cover from the Poole correspondence to Kent, England, self countersigned "Staff Surgeon Major, Principal Medl. Office, Barbados", arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce example of the 6p soldier's concessionary rate which lasted from Sept. 1867 to Dec. 1869, Freeland-Longmuir census No. PP3 (BWISC 206, September 2005)

E. 500-750
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1184
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1184, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBARBADOS, 1878, 1p on Half of 5sh Dull Rose, Unsevered Pair (57a; SG 86b), BARBADOS, 1878, 1p on Half of 5sh Dull Rose, Unsevered Pair (57a; SG 86b)BARBADOS, 1878, 1p on Half of 5sh Dull Rose, Unsevered Pair (57a; SG 86b). Light cancel, wide margins, certificate states "faded and defective", the "fading" was oxidizing which has been removed, "defects" are a pulled perf at left and a couple other insignificant imperfections, Very Fine centering, with 1981 R.P.S. certificate, SG £2,500

2,750
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1185
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1185, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBARBADOS, 1907, 1p on 2p Slate & Orange, Double Inverted Overprint (B1e; SG 153c), BARBADOS, 1907, 1p on 2p Slate & Orange, Double Inverted Overprint (B1e; SG 153c)BARBADOS, 1907, 1p on 2p Slate & Orange, Double Inverted Overprint (B1e; SG 153c). Block of four, two distinct inverted overprints, original gum, lightly hinged, slight toning (mostly on reverse), otherwise Fine and a rare error block, with 1975 B.P.A. certificate ("from genuine type but of uncertain status"), catalogue values as singles, SG £3,400

3,700
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1186
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1186, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBARBADOS, 1935, 1p Black, Postage Due, Half Used as -1/2p on Cover (J2a var; D2a var), BARBADOS, 1935, 1p Black, Postage Due, Half Used as -1/2p on Cover (J2a var; D2a var)BARBADOS, 1935, 1p Black, Postage Due, Half Used as -1/2p on Cover (J2a var; D2a var). Top left diagonal half with selvage at right with manuscript "-1/2d" in red, tied across the cut by Barbados Jan. 30, 1935 double-circle datestamp on commercial window envelope originating in Montreal, Canada, with 2c machine postage cancel, addressed to St. James in manuscript beside window, arrival backstamp, couple file folds not affecting bisect, Very Fine and especially rare with manuscript value, bisects were officially authorized for use from March 1934 to February 1935, with 2003 B.P.A. certificate, SG value

£ 2,250
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1187
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1187, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBASUTOLAND, 1935, 2p Silver Jubilee, Dot to Left of Chapel (12 var; SG 12g), BASUTOLAND, 1935, 2p Silver Jubilee, Dot to Left of Chapel (12 var; SG 12g)BASUTOLAND, 1935, 2p Silver Jubilee, Dot to Left of Chapel (12 var; SG 12g). Mint N.H., excellent centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, an uncommonly choice example of this elusive variety, SG value as hinged

£ 350
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1188
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1188, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBASUTOLAND, 1935, 3p Silver Jubilee, Dot to Left of Chapel (13 var; SG 13g), BASUTOLAND, 1935, 3p Silver Jubilee, Dot to Left of Chapel (13 var; SG 13g)BASUTOLAND, 1935, 3p Silver Jubilee, Dot to Left of Chapel (13 var; SG 13g). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, Very Fine and choice, SG value as hinged

£ 375
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1189
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1189, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBECHUANALAND, 1887, -1/2p Black, "ritish" Error (5a; SG 4a), BECHUANALAND, 1887, -1/2p Black, "ritish" Error (5a; SG 4a)BECHUANALAND, 1887, -1/2p Black, "ritish" Error (5a; SG 4a). Horizontal pair, right stamp the error, large part original gum, fresh color, Fine, a rare error, especially desirable in a se-tenant pair with the normal, with 2002 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,750

2,750
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1190°
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1190, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBECHUANALAND, 1885, 1p Rose, "ritish" Error (6a; SG 5a), BECHUANALAND, 1885, 1p Rose, "ritish" Error (6a; SG 5a)BECHUANALAND, 1885, 1p Rose, "ritish" Error (6a; SG 5a). Original gum, well-centered, bright color, pinpoint thin speck

VERY FINE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ERROR. THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Despite the miniscule thin speck, this is one of the finest of the few known examples. All others we have seen have more serious faults.

With clear 1968 B.P.A. certificate. SG £4,250

7,500
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1191
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1191, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBECHUANALAND, 1888, 2p on 2p Lilac & Black, Green Surcharge (27; SG 23c), BECHUANALAND, 1888, 2p on 2p Lilac & Black, Green Surcharge (27; SG 23c)BECHUANALAND, 1888, 2p on 2p Lilac & Black, Green Surcharge (27; SG 23c). Lightly cancelled, well-centered, strong color and impression, two shallow thin spots, Very Fine appearance, one of the key rarities of Bechuanaland that is only known used, ex Gilbert, with 2002 B.P.A. certificate, SG £4,000

4,000
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1192
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1192, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBECHUANALAND, 1888, -1/2p Vermilion, Double "Protectorate" Overprint (52a; SG 40a), BECHUANALAND, 1888, -1/2p Vermilion, Double "Protectorate" Overprint (52a; SG 40a)BECHUANALAND, 1888, -1/2p Vermilion, Double "Protectorate" Overprint (52a; SG 40a). Original gum, h.r., two distinct overprints, bright color, couple minor gum bends, still Very Fine, SG £350

375
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1193
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1193, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE, 1913, 2-1/2p Cobalt, "Specimen" Overprint (87S; SG 78s), BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE, 1913, 2-1/2p Cobalt, "Specimen" Overprint (87S; SG 78s)BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE, 1913, 2-1/2p Cobalt, "Specimen" Overprint (87S; SG 78s). Mint N.H. top right selvage block of six with interpanneau selvage at top, intense shade, crease through top selvage of no consequence, Very Fine and rare block, from the BPMA archives

E. 300-400
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1194
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1194, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE, 1914-15, 2sh6p Dark Brown, 5sh Rose Carmine, "Specimen" Overprint (93S, 94bS; SG 83s, 84as), BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE, 1914-15, 2sh6p Dark Brown, 5sh Rose Carmine, "Specimen" Overprint (93S, 94bS; SG 83s, 84as)BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE, 1914-15, 2sh6p Dark Brown, 5sh Rose Carmine, "Specimen" Overprint (93S, 94bS; SG 83s, 84as). Mint N.H. horizontal pairs, 2sh6p with part center guide selvage at right, 5sh with part center guide selvage at left, additionally showing double overprint, one albino (clearly seen on back about 1mm above inked impression), some gum creases as often seen, otherwise Very Fine and rare, only 20 5sh double overprints with "Specimen" overprint possible, from the BPMA archives

E. 400-500
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1195
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1195, Bahamas thru BechuanalandBECHUANALAND, 1913-24, 2sh6p Sepia, Re-Entry (SG 86b), BECHUANALAND, 1913-24, 2sh6p Sepia, Re-Entry (SG 86b)BECHUANALAND, 1913-24, 2sh6p Sepia, Re-Entry (SG 86b). Pos. R. 2/1, slightly toned original gum, small h.r., bold color, Very Fine, a scarce re-entry which is most noticeable in the outer framelines at top and bottom right, SG value

£ 1,400
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