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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — Cape of Good Hope thru Cyprus

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1172
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1172, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1853, 1p Brick Red on Bluish Paper (1; SG 3), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1853, 1p Brick Red on Bluish Paper (1; SG 3)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1853, 1p Brick Red on Bluish Paper (1; SG 3). Block of four comprising two square pairs, mostly large to ample margins, just touched on one side, light triangular cancels, fresh color on lightly blued paper, Very Fine, Scott $1,950.00, SG as singles £1,400

E. 500-750
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1173
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1173, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1855, 1p Dull Red (3a; SG 5a), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1855, 1p Dull Red (3a; SG 5a)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1855, 1p Dull Red (3a; SG 5a). Part original gum, large even margins, strong color and impression, Very Fine, Scott $1,100.00, SG £850

E. 300-400
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1174
c
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1174, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1871-81, -1/2p Black, 1p Rose (23-24; SG 28-29), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1871-81, -1/2p Black, 1p Rose (23-24; SG 28-29)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1871-81, -1/2p Black, 1p Rose (23-24; SG 28-29). Used with 1880 3p on 4p Lilac Rose (30; SG 35), horizontal pair, tied by barred "1" oval cancel with matching "Cape Town, Cape Colony AP 4 81" circular datestamp on reverse of cover to Cairo, Egypt, forwarded to Paris, France, red "2-1/2d" accountancy handstamp, Cairo, Alexandria and London transit and Paris arrival backstamps, Very Fine and scarce destination

E. 300-400
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1175
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1175, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1884, 6p Reddish Purple, Watermark Inverted (49c; SG 52w), CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1884, 6p Reddish Purple, Watermark Inverted (49c; SG 52w)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1884, 6p Reddish Purple, Watermark Inverted (49c; SG 52w). Horizontal pair, Port Elizabeth boxed datestamp, fresh color, right stamp with minute paper bend, still Very Fine, scarce multiple of this watermark variety, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,000

E. 300-400
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1176°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1176, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCEYLON, 1857, 2p Deep Green (4; SG 3), CEYLON, 1857, 2p Deep Green (4; SG 3)CEYLON, 1857, 2p Deep Green (4; SG 3). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., large to ample margins all around, deep shade and intense impression, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, catalogued as singles, Scott $420.00, SG £400

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1177, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCEYLON, 1859, 9p Lilac Brown (9; SG 8), CEYLON, 1859, 9p Lilac Brown (9; SG 8)CEYLON, 1859, 9p Lilac Brown (9; SG 8). Large margins to clear at sides, light barred cancel, Very Fine, ex Sir Thomas Roberts, with 1970 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,050.00, SG £900

E. 500-750
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1178°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1178, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCEYLON, 1861, 9p Olive Brown, Rough Perf 14 to 15-1/2 (31; SG 33b), CEYLON, 1861, 9p Olive Brown, Rough Perf 14 to 15-1/2 (31; SG 33b)CEYLON, 1861, 9p Olive Brown, Rough Perf 14 to 15-1/2 (31; SG 33b). Unused (no gum), s.e. at top, balanced margins, excellent color and sharp impression, Very Fine, a scarce and distinctive shade, ex Caspary, Scott $875.00, SG £850

E. 500-750
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1179
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1179, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCEYLON, 1892, 3c on 28c Slate, Double Surcharge (157a; SG 243a), CEYLON, 1892, 3c on 28c Slate, Double Surcharge (157a; SG 243a)CEYLON, 1892, 3c on 28c Slate, Double Surcharge (157a; SG 243a). Block of four, original gum, top pair minor h.r., bottom pair lightly hinged, each stamp with double surcharge showing clearest on the top left example, bold color, well-centered, Very Fine and scarce multiple, catalogued as singles, Scott $720.00, SG £680

E. 400-500
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1180°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1180, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCYPRUS, 1880, 1p Red (2; SG 2), CYPRUS, 1880, 1p Red (2; SG 2)CYPRUS, 1880, 1p Red (2; SG 2). Block of four, plate 193, lettered G-B to H-C, barest trace of hinging (if at all), remarkably fresh color, well-centered

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ONE-PENNY RED FROM PLATE 193. RARE IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

The sheets from Plate 193 and 196 were found with a high degree of discoloration and stained. Due to this, choice examples such as this are rare, especially as a multiple.

Catalogued as singles. Scott $3,360.00. SG £3,200

E. 2,000-3,000
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1181°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1181, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCYPRUS, 1880, 4p Light Olive Green (4; SG 4), CYPRUS, 1880, 4p Light Olive Green (4; SG 4)CYPRUS, 1880, 4p Light Olive Green (4; SG 4). Block of four, plate 16, lettered E-B to F-C, original gum, three stamps h.r., bottom left Mint N.H., bright shade on fresh paper, Very Fine and scarce multiple, catalogued as singles, Scott $600.00, SG £560

E. 500-750
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1182°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1182, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCYPRUS, 1880, 6p Olive Gray (5; SG 5), CYPRUS, 1880, 6p Olive Gray (5; SG 5)CYPRUS, 1880, 6p Olive Gray (5; SG 5). Block of four with wing margin at right, plate 16, lettered R-C to S-D, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair lightly hinged, bold color, well-centered

VERY FINE AND SCARCE MULTIPLE OF THE 1880 6-PENCE OLIVE GRAY.

Catalogued as singles. Scott $2,300.00. SG £2,000

E. 1,500-2,000
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1183°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1183, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCYPRUS, 1881, -1/2 on 1p Red, 18mm Long Surcharge (8; SG 7), CYPRUS, 1881, -1/2 on 1p Red, 18mm Long Surcharge (8; SG 7)CYPRUS, 1881, -1/2 on 1p Red, 18mm Long Surcharge (8; SG 7). Mint N.H. block of four, plate 181, lettered E-D to F-E, bold color, some perf separations at top and bottom, Fine and scarce multiple, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $900.00, SG £900

E. 750-1,000
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1184°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1184, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCYPRUS, 1881, -1/2p on 1p Red, 13mm Long Surcharge, Double Surcharge (10c; SG 9aa), CYPRUS, 1881, -1/2p on 1p Red, 13mm Long Surcharge, Double Surcharge (10c; SG 9aa)CYPRUS, 1881, -1/2p on 1p Red, 13mm Long Surcharge, Double Surcharge (10c; SG 9aa). Plate 205, lettered P-A, original gum, minor h.r., clear doubling of surcharge, bold color and strong impression, Fine and scarce, with 1979 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $875.00, SG £800

E. 500-750
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1185°
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1185, Cape of Good Hope thru CyprusCYPRUS, 1886, -1/2pi on -1/2pi Emerald Green, 8mm Spacing, Small "1" at Right (SG 28b), CYPRUS, 1886, -1/2pi on -1/2pi Emerald Green, 8mm Spacing, Small "1" at Right (SG 28b)CYPRUS, 1886, -1/2pi on -1/2pi Emerald Green, 8mm Spacing, Small "1" at Right (SG 28b). Well-struck Nicosia Jul. 24, 1886 boxed circular datestamp, fresh color

VERY FINE. A RARE SMALL "1" VARIETY ON THE SCARCE 1886 HALF-PIASTRE SURCHARGE WITH WATERMARK CROWN CC.

With 1963 B.P.A. certificate. SG £2,250

E. 1,500-2,000
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