Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020
Category — Worldwide: Great Britain thru Natal
FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY AND PROBABLY UNIQUE COVER WITH THE 1840 ONE-PENNY BLACK USED FROM A FOREIGN POINT OF ORIGIN AND FORWARDED WITHIN GREAT BRITAIN WITH THE 1841 ONE-PENNY RED BROWN. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED PENNY BLACK USED FROM BARBADOS.
Ex Gross. Signed E. Diena. With 1991 B.P.A. certificate.
VERY FINE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1840 2-PENCE BLUE. IN FAR BETTER QUALITY THAN NORMALLY FOUND.
Ex Cooley and Gross. Scott $37,500.00. SG £32,000
VERY FINE. A SELDOM-SEEN AND RARE MIXED FRANKING OF THE FIRST TWO ISSUES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Ex Gross. Signed E. Diena.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SET AND ONE OF THE VERY FEW THAT EXISTS IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
Only one sheet of 50 of each were printed. Karamitsos value €7,000
FINE. ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SOLDIER"S LETTERS IN EXISTENCE. IT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF A BRITISH STAMP ON COVER CANCELLED IN THE IONIAN ISLANDS.
Ex Yates, Hicks, Dr. Kornan and Gross. With 1984 Holcombe certificate.
VERY FINE. A CHOICE USE OF THE MILAN 45-CENTES BLUE POSTAL FORGERY.
Ex Perera and Gross. With 1993 Raybaudi certificate. Sassone €30,000
EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY AND RARE MIXED-ISSUE PARMA FRANKING IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.
Ex Perera and Gross. With 1993 Raybaudi certificate.
VERY FINE. THE ONLY COMPLETE EXAMPLE WE HAVE SEEN OF THE ITALIAN ALLIED MILITARY SPECIMEN BOOKLET.
An article by Joe Schirmer in U.S. Possessions (Volume 3, No. 1, 1980) discusses these booklets, and illustrates four (Austria, France, Germany and Italy). We have sold the German (offered in lot 325) and French, but this is the first Italian booklet we have offered. We are aware of a partly intact Italian booklet, but have never seen another complete booklet.
VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 5-POUND KING GEORGE V ISSUE.
Scott $5,500.00. SG £3,250
FINE-VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL SET OF THE KING GEORGE V HIGH VALUES WITH "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT. SELDOM OFFERED AS A SET.
£100 signed Sorani. Scott $11,950.00. SG £15,650
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING USE OF THE 5-PFENNIG DOUBLE SURCHARGE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF KIAUCHAU AND CHINA.
Ex Gross. Signed Lange twice (in different sizes) and Jakubek. With 1995 Jakubek opinion. Scott $32,500.00. Michel €38,000
VERY FINE. A VERY RARE AND HANDSOME USED PAIR OF THE 1889 8-CENT ORANGE FIRST ISSUE. FEW MULTIPLES OF ANY SIZE ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.
Ex Dr. Wood. With 1975 R.P.S. certificate. Catalogued as singles. Scott $4,000.00. SG £3,600
EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKBLE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-POUND KING EDWARD VII HIGH-VALUE. RARELY OFFERED IN SOUND AND ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
This is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records. A major British Africa rarity missing from even the most advanced collections.
With 1966 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $14,000.00. SG £14,000