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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — New Guinea thru Rhodesia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1384
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1384, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNEW GUINEA, 1931, -1/2p-£1 Air Post (C1-C13; SG 137-149), NEW GUINEA, 1931, -1/2p-£1 Air Post (C1-C13; SG 137-149)NEW GUINEA, 1931, -1/2p-£1 Air Post (C1-C13; SG 137-149). Mint N.H., bright colors throughout, Fine-Very Fine, catalogue values as hinged, SG £250

311
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1385
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1385, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNEW HEBRIDES, 1897, 1p, 2p Bicolored '"Australaisian New Hebrides Company, Limited, Port Vila", NEW HEBRIDES, 1897, 1p, 2p Bicolored '"Australaisian New Hebrides Company, Limited, Port Vila"NEW HEBRIDES, 1897, 1p, 2p Bicolored '"Australaisian New Hebrides Company, Limited, Port Vila". Used in combination with New South Wales -1/2p & 2p Victoria, all tied by "New Hebrides Vila DE 30 1897" circular datestamps on cover to Sydney, Sydney Jan. 17, 1898 arrival backstamp, some extraneous cancel ink and minor cover scuff, Very Fine, a rare combination cover using both of the privately issued values prepared for inter-island mail, the company was short lived and closed down operations by 1900, ex LeBow

E. 1,000-1,500
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1386
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1386, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNEW REPUBLIC, 1887, 1p-4p Violet on Gray, Granite Paper, Tete-Beche (59d-62b; SG 72b-75b), NEW REPUBLIC, 1887, 1p-4p Violet on Gray, Granite Paper, Tete-Beche (59d-62b; SG 72b-75b)NEW REPUBLIC, 1887, 1p-4p Violet on Gray, Granite Paper, Tete-Beche (59d-62b; SG 72b-75b). 1p, 3p and 4p vertical pairs, 2p horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., 2p and 4p with minor corner crease, 3p with light toning on gum of one stamp (only on reverse), otherwise Fine-Very Fine, a scarce group, ex Gilbert, SG £1,675

1,900
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1387
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1387, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNEW ZEALAND, 1858, 1sh Green on Blue Paper (6; SG 6), NEW ZEALAND, 1858, 1sh Green on Blue Paper (6; SG 6)NEW ZEALAND, 1858, 1sh Green on Blue Paper (6; SG 6). Large margins to clear at bottom left, neat oval "1" grid of Auckland cancel, strong color on fresh paper

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 ONE-SHILLING GREEN ON BLUE PAPER.

SG £3,750

4,250
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1388
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1388, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNEW ZEALAND, 1935, £4 10sh Dark Olive Gray, Postal Fiscal (AR68; SG F167), NEW ZEALAND, 1935, £4 10sh Dark Olive Gray, Postal Fiscal (AR68; SG F167)NEW ZEALAND, 1935, £4 10sh Dark Olive Gray, Postal Fiscal (AR68; SG F167). Lightly hinged, precise centering, brilliantly fresh color, Very Fine and choice, a stamp rarely encountered in this choice quality, SG £2,000

2,500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1389, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNEW ZEALAND, 1948, £3 10sh Rose, Postal Fiscal, Inverted Watermark (AR92 var; SG F209w), NEW ZEALAND, 1948, £3 10sh Rose, Postal Fiscal, Inverted Watermark (AR92 var; SG F209w)NEW ZEALAND, 1948, £3 10sh Rose, Postal Fiscal, Inverted Watermark (AR92 var; SG F209w). Lightly hinged, intense shade, Very Fine, a scarce Postal Fiscal stamp, SG £3,500, Scott Retail as the normal stamp

2,300
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1390
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1390, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Violet on Bluish, Red Surcharge (17; SG 31), NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Violet on Bluish, Red Surcharge (17; SG 31)NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Violet on Bluish, Red Surcharge (17; SG 31). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine, signed Bloch, SG £600

650
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1391
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1391, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Violet on Bluish, Green Surcharge (28; SG 35), NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Violet on Bluish, Green Surcharge (28; SG 35)NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, -1/2p on 2-1/2p Violet on Bluish, Green Surcharge (28; SG 35). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, Very Fine, with 1982 Brandon certificate, SG £500

550
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1392
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1392, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, 1sh on 2p Green & Carmine, Violet Surcharge (29; SG 37), NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, 1sh on 2p Green & Carmine, Violet Surcharge (29; SG 37)NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1893, 1sh on 2p Green & Carmine, Violet Surcharge (29; SG 37). Original gum, bold colors, Very Fine, SG £450

500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1393, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on Half on 1p Light Blue, Red Surcharge (49; SG 57), NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on Half on 1p Light Blue, Red Surcharge (49; SG 57)NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE, 1894, -1/2p on Half on 1p Light Blue, Red Surcharge (49; SG 57). Horizontal pair consisting of right vertical half and left vertical half of next stamp, original gum, h.r., some soiling at top and pulled perf at bottom left, strong offset on gum side, otherwise Fine and scarce, ex Ferrary, Dale-Lichtenstein and Passano, with 1937 R.P.S. certificate, catalogued as two singles, SG £4,500

2,600
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1394
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1394, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNORTH BORNEO, 1912, $10.00 Brown (159; SG 185), NORTH BORNEO, 1912, $10.00 Brown (159; SG 185)NORTH BORNEO, 1912, $10.00 Brown (159; SG 185). Barely hinged (if at all), wonderfully rich color, some slight toning on reverse only as is usually seen on this value, otherwise Fine and scarce, the 1912 $5.00 and $10.00 were prepared for use but not regularly issued and often come with some degree of gum toning, ex Gilbert, signed Bloch, SG £2,250

1,800
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1395
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1395, New Guinea thru RhodesiaNORTH BORNEO, 1916, 1c-25c Semi-Postal (B1-B13; SG 189-201), NORTH BORNEO, 1916, 1c-25c Semi-Postal (B1-B13; SG 189-201)NORTH BORNEO, 1916, 1c-25c Semi-Postal (B1-B13; SG 189-201). H.r., strong colors, 2c and 25c Perf 14-1/2 x 15, Fine-Very Fine set, SG £962

1,046
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1396
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1396, New Guinea thru RhodesiaPALESTINE, 1918, 5m on 1p Gray Blue (3a; SG 2), PALESTINE, 1918, 5m on 1p Gray Blue (3a; SG 2)PALESTINE, 1918, 5m on 1p Gray Blue (3a; SG 2). Tied by clear strike of "Army Post Office SZ44 1 MR 1918" circular datestamp on small piece, Very Fine and choice, SG £500

600
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1397
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1397, New Guinea thru RhodesiaPALESTINE, 1921, 10pi Ultramarine (46; SG 69), PALESTINE, 1921, 10pi Ultramarine (46; SG 69)PALESTINE, 1921, 10pi Ultramarine (46; SG 69). Rich color, circular datestamp, Fine, while unused examples of this stamp are relatively common, postally used are very difficult to find, with 2005 B.P.A. certificate, SG £650

675
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1398
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1398, New Guinea thru RhodesiaRHODESIA, 1890, £1 Dark Blue, £10 Orange Brown (16, 19; SG 10, 13), RHODESIA, 1890, £1 Dark Blue, £10 Orange Brown (16, 19; SG 10, 13)RHODESIA, 1890, £1 Dark Blue, £10 Orange Brown (16, 19; SG 10, 13). Unused (regummed), £10 showing small part of papermakers watermark and with small thin spot, Fine, ex "Roxburgh", SG £3,075

3,325
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1399°
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1399, New Guinea thru RhodesiaRHODESIA, 1896, 3p on 5sh Yellow, "R" of "THREE" Inverted (42b; SG 53a), RHODESIA, 1896, 3p on 5sh Yellow, "R" of "THREE" Inverted (42b; SG 53a)RHODESIA, 1896, 3p on 5sh Yellow, "R" of "THREE" Inverted (42b; SG 53a). Original gum, h.r., bright color

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 1896 3-PENCE ON 5-SHILLING WITH INVERTED "R". ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC AND KEY ERROR RARITIES OF RHODESIA. LESS THAN HALF A DOZEN EXAMPLES ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

It is noteworthy that even some of the most advanced collections of the British Empire or British Africa ever formed are lacking this error stamp.

Ex J.V. Painter. With 2019 B.P.A. certificate (additional B.P.A. no. 12,739 no longer accompanies). SG £35,000

37,500
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1400
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1400, New Guinea thru RhodesiaRHODESIA, 1901, £10 Blue Lilac (75; SG 93), RHODESIA, 1901, £10 Blue Lilac (75; SG 93)RHODESIA, 1901, £10 Blue Lilac (75; SG 93). Lightly hinged, pretty pastel shade on fresh paper, small natural inclusion at left (mainly seen on reverse), Fine, a rare example of this elusive high value, signed A. Brun, ex Gilbert, with 1988 Brandon certificate, SG £3,500

3,750
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1401, New Guinea thru RhodesiaRHODESIA, 1912, £2 Red Brown on Bluish (100; SG 113d), RHODESIA, 1912, £2 Red Brown on Bluish (100; SG 113d)RHODESIA, 1912, £2 Red Brown on Bluish (100; SG 113d). H.r., deep rich color, small gum soak in top right corner (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), otherwise Fine and exceptionally rare example of this high value, ex Gilbert, with 1985 R.P.S. certificate, SG £4,000

4,500
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1402
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1402, New Guinea thru RhodesiaRHODESIA, 1917, -1/2p on 1p Brown Rose, Inverted Surcharge (139a; SG 280a), RHODESIA, 1917, -1/2p on 1p Brown Rose, Inverted Surcharge (139a; SG 280a)RHODESIA, 1917, -1/2p on 1p Brown Rose, Inverted Surcharge (139a; SG 280a). Pos. 16 of setting, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine, only 120 were produced with the inverted surcharge, ex Gilbert, with 1981 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,200

1,600
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