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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 — British Central Africa thru Canadian Provinces

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
538
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 538, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1896, £25 Blue Green & Black, "Specimen" Overprint (42S; SG 42s), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1896, £25 Blue Green & Black, "Specimen" Overprint (42S; SG 42s)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1896, £25 Blue Green & Black, "Specimen" Overprint (42S; SG 42s). Original gum, excellent centering, Very Fine, SG £425

425
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 539, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, Control Number on Reverse, Setting II (58; SG 55b), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, Control Number on Reverse, Setting II (58; SG 55b)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, Control Number on Reverse, Setting II (58; SG 55b). Compete sheet of 30 with sheet margins all around, cancelled by light strikes of Zomba July 8, 1898 circular datestamps, fresh colors, some inevitable faults, mostly creases between stamps, central embossing breaks the paper in a few places

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR SHOWPIECE. IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE MORE THAN ONE OR TWO OTHER INTACT SHEETS EXIST.

Stanley Gibbons catalogue value simply as singles £4,200. Scott $4,350.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 540, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, No Control on Reverse (58b; SG 56a), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, No Control on Reverse (58b; SG 56a)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, No Control on Reverse (58b; SG 56a). With sheet margin at top, unused, without gum as issued, full framelines all around, bright colors and bold embossing, crease along frameline at left and in top margin, the latter also with tiny thin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE VARIETY OF THE 1898 ONE-PENNY "CHEQUE STAMP" WITH NO CONTROL ON REVERSE.

In a monograph by Fred J. Melville, the author refers to the theft of a case of stamps containing several denominations that disappeared en route from England. The theft occurred about January 25, 1898, and it was claimed that the case was lost overboard. The stamps were eventually found about a year later. In response to this theft, on March 11 the Post Office issued a notice requiring that all mail addressed to places within the British Central Africa Protectorate be paid in cash rather than stamps, and that new stamps (called "tokens" in the notice) would be affixed to indicate payment. The new stamps were printed locally at Blantyre (now Malawi) which was a major center for colonial trade. A new supply of stamps was received in November and use of the local stamps was discontinued.

Signed Tom Allen and Pemberton. SG £7,000

6,500
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 541, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, Perf 12 (59; SG 57), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, Perf 12 (59; SG 57)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1898, 1p Vermilion & Ultramarine, Perf 12 (59; SG 57). Original gum, h.r., clear framelines on three sides, light embossing of initials at bottom

FINE AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY PERFORATED "CHEQUE" STAMP.

In a monograph by Fred J. Melville, the author refers to the theft of a case of stamps containing several denominations that disappeared en route from England. The theft occurred about January 25, 1898, and it was claimed that the case was lost overboard. The stamps were eventually found about a year later. In response to this theft, on March 11 the Post Office issued a notice requiring that all mail addressed to places within the British Central Africa Protectorate be paid in cash rather than stamps, and that new stamps (called "tokens" in the notice) would be affixed to indicate payment. The new stamps were printed locally at Blantyre (now Malawi) which was a major center for colonial trade. A new supply of stamps was received in November and use of the local stamps was discontinued.

Signed Champion. SG £6,500

6,000
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542
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 542, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Vermilion, Without Line Above Value (8; SG 11), BRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Vermilion, Without Line Above Value (8; SG 11)BRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Vermilion, Without Line Above Value (8; SG 11). Large margins incl. sheet margin at top, uncommonly bold color, neat Arabian Coast Sept. 13, 1855 circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a tough stamp to find in this choice condition, SG £1,700

1,750
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543
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 543, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Red, Ty. I (9; SG 12), BRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Red, Ty. I (9; SG 12)BRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Red, Ty. I (9; SG 12). Large balanced margins, wonderfully fresh shade and sharp impression on bright paper, neat Demerara circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly superb example in every regard, ex Ferrary, SG £2,000

2,250
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544
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 544, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Brownish Red, Ty. I (9d; SG 13), BRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Brownish Red, Ty. I (9d; SG 13)BRITISH GUIANA, 1853, 1c Brownish Red, Ty. I (9d; SG 13). Huge margins, lovely shade, intense impression, clearly struck Arabian Coast Jun. 26, 1861 ("1" inserted by hand), Extremely Fine Gem, a truly exceptional example which is seldom found in this condition, SG £2,500

2,500
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545
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 545, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRITISH GUIANA, 1860, 4c Blue, Numerals in Corners Framed (12; SG 21), BRITISH GUIANA, 1860, 4c Blue, Numerals in Corners Framed (12; SG 21)BRITISH GUIANA, 1860, 4c Blue, Numerals in Corners Framed (12; SG 21). Horizontal pair, huge to large margins all around, intense shade and impression, well-struck Demerara Jun. 3, 1860 circular datestamps, Extremely Fine pair, catalogued as singles, SG £1,600

1,700
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 546, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRUNEI, 1895, 10c Orange Red, Imperforate (A7a; SG 7a), BRUNEI, 1895, 10c Orange Red, Imperforate (A7a; SG 7a)BRUNEI, 1895, 10c Orange Red, Imperforate (A7a; SG 7a). Horizontal pair with sheet margin at bottom, other margins large, slightly mount disturbed original gum, pos. 45-46 in pencil on reverse, bright color, Very Fine and rare, only one sheet of 50 is known making only 25 pairs available to collectors, nearly all examples we have encountered have gum disturbance to some degree, SG £3,000

3,000
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 547, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesBRUNEI, 1908, $25.00 Black on Red (39; SG 48), BRUNEI, 1908, $25.00 Black on Red (39; SG 48)BRUNEI, 1908, $25.00 Black on Red (39; SG 48). Block of four with selvage at bottom, barely hinged, precise centering, bold colors, Very Fine and choice positional multiple of the key stamp to the colony, catalogued as singles, SG £2,600

2,600
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548
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 548, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesCAMEROON (British), 1915, -1/2p on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (54a; SG B2b; Gibbs 2e), CAMEROON (British), 1915, -1/2p on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (54a; SG B2b; Gibbs 2e)CAMEROON (British), 1915, -1/2p on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (54a; SG B2b; Gibbs 2e). Cancelled by "Duala 18.8.15" circular datestamps (bottom strike causing minute pinhole), well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, an enormously rare stamp, while 100 were theoretically printed, Gibbs notes "...I have seen four or five used singles at most, usually in poor condition...", undervalued as such, with 2005 B.P.B. certificate, SG £1,000

1,100
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 549, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesCAMEROON (British), 1915, 1sh on 1m to 5sh on 5m Yacht Surcharges, "S" Inverted (62a-65a; SG B10a-B13a; Gibbs 10a-13a), CAMEROON (British), 1915, 1sh on 1m to 5sh on 5m Yacht Surcharges, "S" Inverted (62a-65a; SG B10a-B13a; Gibbs 10a-13a)CAMEROON (British), 1915, 1sh on 1m to 5sh on 5m Yacht Surcharges, "S" Inverted (62a-65a; SG B10a-B13a; Gibbs 10a-13a). Position 12, lightly hinged, bold colors

FINE-VERY FINE AND RARE MATCHED SET OF THE 1915 MARK-VALUES WITH INVERTED "S". ONLY 100 WERE PRINTED.

Likely far fewer still exist today and rarely offered as a complete set. Each with 2001 Philatelic Federation of Southern Africa certificate. SG £4,300

4,725
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 550, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesCAMEROON (British), 1915, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, Double Surcharge (64b; SG B12c), CAMEROON (British), 1915, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, Double Surcharge (64b; SG B12c)CAMEROON (British), 1915, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, Double Surcharge (64b; SG B12c). Position 19, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich shade, remarkably well-centered

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 3-SHILLING DOUBLE SURCHARGE WITH ONLY 20 PRINTED. THE KEY CAMEROON ERROR AND A MAJOR RARITY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.

This stamp is only known in unused condition. While a total of 20 were printed with the double surcharge, a block of four and one single (the unique "s" inverted) reside in the Royal Collection leaving only 15 possible to collectors. We know of at least one that has severe faults and not all examples have been recorded, a couple likely having been lost to time.

Signed Tom Allen and Bloch. With 1978 B.P.A. certificate. SG £15,000.

16,500
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551
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 551, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1897, 3c on 1c Gray Lilac, Ty. III (77; SG 82), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1897, 3c on 1c Gray Lilac, Ty. III (77; SG 82)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1897, 3c on 1c Gray Lilac, Ty. III (77; SG 82). With selvage at right, neat barred cancel, wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine, SG £500, Unitrade C$1,000.00

700
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 552, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1931, 50c Green Air Post, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C7a; SG 193a), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1931, 50c Green Air Post, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C7a; SG 193a)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1931, 50c Green Air Post, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C7a; SG 193a). H.r., particularly well-centered with wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine and scarce error, SG £1,300, Unitrade C$2,000.00

1,350
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 553, British Central Africa thru Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1905, Black on Blue, Watermarked, Post Office Seal (Unitrade OX1i), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1905, Black on Blue, Watermarked, Post Office Seal (Unitrade OX1i)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1905, Black on Blue, Watermarked, Post Office Seal (Unitrade OX1i). Minor h.r., precise centering, showing letters "JU" of papermaker's watermark, wonderfully incised impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1994 Greene Foundation certificate, ex "Crossings", Unitrade C$1,500.00, Footnoted in Scott and valued at

1,000
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