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

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

Category — Samoa thru Virgin Islands

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
914
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 914, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSAMOA, 1914, 3sh on 3m Black Violet (112; SG 113), SAMOA, 1914, 3sh on 3m Black Violet (112; SG 113)SAMOA, 1914, 3sh on 3m Black Violet (112; SG 113). Tied to piece by light strikes of Apia 10.9.14 circular datestamps, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, only 458 issued, with 2000 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,200

1,500
800
915
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 915, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSAMOA, 1914, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, "Bounce" Impression (112 var; SG 113 var), SAMOA, 1914, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, "Bounce" Impression (112 var; SG 113 var)SAMOA, 1914, 3sh on 3m Black Violet, "Bounce" Impression (112 var; SG 113 var). Showing slight doubling of overprint which the certificate mentions as a "faint bounce" impression, clear strike of "Apia 9.9.14" circular datestamp, deep rich color, Very Fine, only 458 issued, likely unique as Holcombe states it's the only example he has seen on the Shilling values and not to be confused with the true double surcharge, with 1988 Holcombe certificate, catalogued as normal, SG £1,200

1,500
575
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916
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 916, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 2r Yellow Brown & Carmine Rose, "Somal.land" Overprint (17e; SG 22c), SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 2r Yellow Brown & Carmine Rose, "Somal.land" Overprint (17e; SG 22c)SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 2r Yellow Brown & Carmine Rose, "Somal.land" Overprint (17e; SG 22c). Pos. R. 3/4, minor h.r., well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce error, only eighteen were printed, SG £850

850
475
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917
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 917, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 2r Yellow Brown & Carmine Rose, "Sumaliland" Overprint (17f; SG 22b), SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 2r Yellow Brown & Carmine Rose, "Sumaliland" Overprint (17f; SG 22b)SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 2r Yellow Brown & Carmine Rose, "Sumaliland" Overprint (17f; SG 22b). Pos. R. 7/5, original gum, bold colors, Very Fine and scarce, only eighteen were printed, SG £850

850
300
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918
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 918, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 3r Green & Brown, Curved Overprint (18d; SG 23b), SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 3r Green & Brown, Curved Overprint (18d; SG 23b)SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1903, 3r Green & Brown, Curved Overprint (18d; SG 23b). Pos. R. 3/4, bold colors, lightly cancelled, Very Fine, particularly scarce in used condition, only sixteen were printed, signed Holcombe, only catalogued as unused in Scott and Stanley Gibbons, SG £950

900
325
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919
S
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 919, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1904, 2p Red Violet & Dull Violet, No Period After "M", "Specimen" and "Ultramar" Overprint, Official (O13aS; SG O12as), SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1904, 2p Red Violet & Dull Violet, No Period After "M", "Specimen" and "Ultramar" Overprint, Official (O13aS; SG O12as)SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE, 1904, 2p Red Violet & Dull Violet, No Period After "M", "Specimen" and "Ultramar" Overprint, Official (O13aS; SG O12as). Unused (no gum) as usual since they were affixed to page, deep rich color, small surface abrasion by "M" of overprint, otherwise Very Fine, undoubtedly unique with the collectible No Period variety which the catalogues give a large premium to, from the Portuguese archives, ex Inglefield-Watson, with 1984 B.P.A. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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920
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 920, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSOUTH WEST AFRICA, 1927, 2p Violet Brown & Gray, Double Overprint, One Inverted (99d; SG 60cb), SOUTH WEST AFRICA, 1927, 2p Violet Brown & Gray, Double Overprint, One Inverted (99d; SG 60cb)SOUTH WEST AFRICA, 1927, 2p Violet Brown & Gray, Double Overprint, One Inverted (99d; SG 60cb). Bilingual pair tied to piece by Windhoek 1931 circular datestamp, fresh colors, Very Fine, especially challenging to find used, this the first such example we have offered in at least 25 years

1,050
0
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921
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 921, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsSWAZILAND, 1889, 2p Olive Bister, Perf 12-1/2 x 12, "d" Omitted (3d; SG 2b), SWAZILAND, 1889, 2p Olive Bister, Perf 12-1/2 x 12, "d" Omitted (3d; SG 2b)SWAZILAND, 1889, 2p Olive Bister, Perf 12-1/2 x 12, "d" Omitted (3d; SG 2b). Tied on piece by small part of Bremersdorp blue square circle, which leaves the overprint error clearly visible, Fine and rare error, with 1998 R.P.S. certificate, SG £650

725
0
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922
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 922, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTANGANYIKA, 1923, £1 Orange & Black, Watermark Upright (28; SG 88a), TANGANYIKA, 1923, £1 Orange & Black, Watermark Upright (28; SG 88a)TANGANYIKA, 1923, £1 Orange & Black, Watermark Upright (28; SG 88a). Bottom left corner selvage single, lightly hinged with minute area of no gum, vibrant color, Extremely Fine example of this high-value, SG £450

450
250
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923
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 923, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Tongan Surcharge Reading Down, Periods Instead of Hyphens (37h; SG 37Ad), TONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Tongan Surcharge Reading Down, Periods Instead of Hyphens (37h; SG 37Ad)TONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Tongan Surcharge Reading Down, Periods Instead of Hyphens (37h; SG 37Ad). Part original gum, attractive color, small thin spot, Fine appearance, a very elusive variety, with 2003 Brandon certificate, SG £1,100

1,100
0
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924
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 924, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Tongan Surcharge Reading Up, Periods Instead of Hyphens (37h; SG 37Bd), TONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Tongan Surcharge Reading Up, Periods Instead of Hyphens (37h; SG 37Bd)TONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Tongan Surcharge Reading Up, Periods Instead of Hyphens (37h; SG 37Bd). Part original gum, minute thin speck, otherwise a Fine example of this difficult variety, with clear 2003 Brandon certificate, SG £1,100

1,100
0
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925
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 925, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Perf 12 (37j; SG 37Ap), TONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Perf 12 (37j; SG 37Ap)TONGA, 1896, -1/2p on 7-1/2p on 2p Pale Blue, Perf 12 (37j; SG 37Ap). Part original gum, bright color on fresh paper, Fine, very scarce, with 2007 B.P.A. certificate, SG £800

925
0
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926
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 926, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTRINIDAD, 1856, (1p) Blue, Third Issue (SG 16), TRINIDAD, 1856, (1p) Blue, Third Issue (SG 16)TRINIDAD, 1856, (1p) Blue, Third Issue (SG 16). Full margins, beautiful color, lightly cancelled showing the "Britannia" quite well, Very Fine, a pleasing example of this challenging stamp, with 1995 B.P.A. certificate, SG value

£ 1,000
500
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927
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 927, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTRINIDAD, 1863, 1p Lake, Perf 12-1/2 (43; SG 68), TRINIDAD, 1863, 1p Lake, Perf 12-1/2 (43; SG 68)TRINIDAD, 1863, 1p Lake, Perf 12-1/2 (43; SG 68). Bottom right corner selvage block of six, original gum, minor h.r., intense shade and impression on fresh paper, typical light offset on reverse, Very Fine and scarce multiple, catalogued as singles, SG £360

375
225
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928°
nhbl
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 928, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTRINIDAD, 1882, -1/2p Lilac Surcharge (63; SG 100), TRINIDAD, 1882, -1/2p Lilac Surcharge (63; SG 100)TRINIDAD, 1882, -1/2p Lilac Surcharge (63; SG 100). Mint N.H. block of ten, watermark reversed (as always), lovely fresh shade, pos. 4 of block showing faulty alignment of plate with entire stamp shifted downwards, Fine-Very Fine, a pristine and rare multiple of this scarce stamp, likely the largest multiple, ex Colson, catalogued as hinged singles, SG £1,800

2,500
1,300
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929°
ogbl
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 929, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTRINIDAD & TOBAGO, 1916, 1p Scarlet, Date in Black & Red, Semi-Postal (B3 var; SG 175 var), TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, 1916, 1p Scarlet, Date in Black & Red, Semi-Postal (B3 var; SG 175 var)TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, 1916, 1p Scarlet, Date in Black & Red, Semi-Postal (B3 var; SG 175 var). Bottom left corner selvage irregular block of five, two stamps (incl. error) lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., bottom left stamp the error displaying the experimental red date with black superimposed, others normal, bright colors

VERY FINE AND IMPRESSIVE SE-TENANT MULTIPLE OF THE 1916 RED CROSS ISSUE OVERPRINTED WITH BOTH RED AND BLACK DATES.

We have been unable to locate another example offered at any major auction. Ex Marquess of Bute (with his backstamp). With 1973 R.P.S. certificate. Unlisted in either Scott or Stanley Gibbons

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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930
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 930, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 2-1/2p on 1sh Violet (32; SG 37), TURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 2-1/2p on 1sh Violet (32; SG 37)TURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 2-1/2p on 1sh Violet (32; SG 37). Unused (no gum), well-centered and with perforations all around (scissor-cut at bottom outside the perfs), rich color, Very Fine, rarely seen in this select quality, signed Bloch, SG £1,200

1,350
0
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931
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 931, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 4p on 6p Gray Black, Se-Tenant Types p and q (33-34, SG 43-44), TURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 4p on 6p Gray Black, Se-Tenant Types p and q (33-34, SG 43-44)TURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 4p on 6p Gray Black, Se-Tenant Types p and q (33-34, SG 43-44). Horizontal pair, original gum, right stamp the scarcer type q, strong rich shade, Fine, signed Sismondo, cataloged as two singles, SG £510

535
0
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 932, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 4p on 1sh Violet (38; SG 45), TURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 4p on 1sh Violet (38; SG 45)TURKS ISLANDS, 1881, 4p on 1sh Violet (38; SG 45). Original gum, uncommonly fresh color, perforations all around (scissor-cut at bottom outside the perfs), Very Fine, signed Holcombe, SG £475

475
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933
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 933, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsTURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, 1917, 1p Carmine War Tax, Pair, One Inverted Overprint (MR3 var; SG 143g), TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, 1917, 1p Carmine War Tax, Pair, One Inverted Overprint (MR3 var; SG 143g)TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, 1917, 1p Carmine War Tax, Pair, One Inverted Overprint (MR3 var; SG 143g). Lightly hinged (brownish gum as always), selvage at bottom with center guide, Fine, a rare and striking error, this is the unique bottom center guide position pair, SG value

£ 650
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934
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 934, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsVIRGIN ISLANDS, 1867, 1sh Rose & Black, Colored Margins, White Paper (8a; SG 18), VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1867, 1sh Rose & Black, Colored Margins, White Paper (8a; SG 18)VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1867, 1sh Rose & Black, Colored Margins, White Paper (8a; SG 18). Sheet of 20, position 11 the "long-tailed S" variety (SG 18a), selvage around except above positions 1-3, original gum, fresh colors, Very Fine, only 250 sheets were printed, so very few can still exist today, SG value as singles

£ 2,700
800
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935
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 935, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsVIRGIN ISLANDS, 1899, 4p Chocolate, "PENCF" Variety (24a; SG 46a), VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1899, 4p Chocolate, "PENCF" Variety (24a; SG 46a)VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1899, 4p Chocolate, "PENCF" Variety (24a; SG 46a). Light "A91" (Tortola) cancel, uncharacteristically well-centered, rich color, top right perf with slightest hint of toning, Very Fine, only 298 printed, very few used copies are known, SG £1,100

£ 1,100
475
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936
P
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 936, Samoa thru Virgin IslandsVIRGIN ISLANDS, 1922 -1/2p-5sh King George V Small Die Proofs (50P/63P; SG 83P/98P), VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1922 -1/2p-5sh King George V Small Die Proofs (50P/63P; SG 83P/98P)VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1922 -1/2p-5sh King George V Small Die Proofs (50P/63P; SG 83P/98P). Two pieces from the De La Rue day book, ten stamp-size die proofs in black on glazed card, one master die and nine duty plates in different denominations, with ms. dates and details of leads taken above each value, both pieces with red ms. line dated 10th April, 1922, documenting the invoice date for the plates, important and unique archival proofs for the Virgin Islands or King George V specialist

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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