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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Bermuda thru British Guiana

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1092
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1092, Bermuda thru British GuianaBERMUDA, 1932, 2sh6p Black & Bright Orange Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break in Lines Below Left Scroll (SG 89ke), BERMUDA, 1932, 2sh6p Black & Bright Orange Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break in Lines Below Left Scroll (SG 89ke)BERMUDA, 1932, 2sh6p Black & Bright Orange Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break in Lines Below Left Scroll (SG 89ke). Beautifully struck "Hamilton, Bermuda 2 JUN 36" circular datestamp leaving variety clear, deep intense colors of this distinctive shade, exceptional centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE RAREST KING GEORGE V KEY PLATE SHADE, EVEN MORE SO WITH THE BREAK IN LINES BELOW LEFT SCROLL VARIETY.

The Bermuda Key Plate varieties in used condition with clear cancels are themselves very rare. To find one on this sought-after 2sh6p shade is extraordinary.

With 2017 B.P.A. certificate. Unpriced in SG as used. SG £6,000 as unused. SG often gives used varieties, where listed, a 20-30% increase over the unused value.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
1093
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1093, Bermuda thru British GuianaBERMUDA, 1944, 12sh6p Gray & Pale Orange, Ordinary Paper, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 120ce), BERMUDA, 1944, 12sh6p Gray & Pale Orange, Ordinary Paper, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 120ce)BERMUDA, 1944, 12sh6p Gray & Pale Orange, Ordinary Paper, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 120ce). Mint N.H. bottom right corner selvage single (hinged in selvage only), wonderfully bright and fresh colors, well-centered, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this scarce variety in pristine condition, with 2005 Brandon certificate, SG £2,250

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1094°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1094, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £5 Yellow Green, Comma for Stop Variety (16 var; SG 16 var), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £5 Yellow Green, Comma for Stop Variety (16 var; SG 16 var)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £5 Yellow Green, Comma for Stop Variety (16 var; SG 16 var). Original gum, h.r., bold color

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 5-POUND YELLOW GREEN SHOWING THE COMMA FOR STOP VARIETY. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS VARIETY WE ARE AWARE OF ON THIS ALREADY SCARCE STAMP.

A variety recorded as far back as Henry C. Dann. Quite possibly the only example in existence as we are unaware of any other example, either unused or used.

With 1983 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued as normal. Scott $2,250.00. SG £2,000

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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1095°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1095, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p to 4a on 5p First Issue Surcharges (1-3; SG 1-3), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p to 4a on 5p First Issue Surcharges (1-3; SG 1-3)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p to 4a on 5p First Issue Surcharges (1-3; SG 1-3). Set of three, original gum, h.r., fresh colors, Very Fine, Scott $1,525.00, SG £1,375

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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1096°
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1096, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p to 4a on 5p First Issue Surcharges (1-3; SG 1-3), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p to 4a on 5p First Issue Surcharges (1-3; SG 1-3)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p to 4a on 5p First Issue Surcharges (1-3; SG 1-3). Set of three, each with neat Mombasa circular datestamps, Very Fine, Scott $965.00, SG £875

E. 500-750
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1097°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1097, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 4a on 5p Lilac & Blue, "B" over "S" of "East" (3 var; SG 3 Footnote), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 4a on 5p Lilac & Blue, "B" over "S" of "East" (3 var; SG 3 Footnote)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 4a on 5p Lilac & Blue, "B" over "S" of "East" (3 var; SG 3 Footnote). Original gum, minor h.r., fresh color, Fine and scarce, this variety only occurs on the second stamp of each horizontal row and mentioned as a footnote in Stanley Gibbons, with 1989 R.P.S. certificate

E. 400-500
400
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1098°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1098, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a Bister Brown, Imperforate (14a; SG 4a), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a Bister Brown, Imperforate (14a; SG 4a)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a Bister Brown, Imperforate (14a; SG 4a). Block of four with sheet margin at top, pos. 3-4/13-14, original gum, minor h.r., fresh color

VERY FINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1890 HALF-ANNA IMPERFORATE, ESPECIALLY RARE AS A MULTIPLE.

The Scott catalogue mistakenly switches the values of the Bister Brown and Deep Brown. Catalogued as two pairs. Scott $3,400.00 (as Deep Brown value). SG £3,000

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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1099°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1099, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a Bister Brown, Imperforate (14a; SG 4a), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a Bister Brown, Imperforate (14a; SG 4a)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a Bister Brown, Imperforate (14a; SG 4a). Block of four, pos. 5-6/15-16, large margins all around, each stamp with Mombasa Feb. 12, 1894 circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, quite scarce as a block, the Scott catalogue mistakenly switches the values of the Bister Brown and Deep Brown, catalogued as two pairs, Scott $1,450.00 (as Deep Brown value), SG £1,400

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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1100°
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1100, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.D." (31; SG 20), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.D." (31; SG 20)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.D." (31; SG 20). Top left corner margin single, Mombasa Feb. 2, 1891 circular datestamp, fresh color, minor bend at bottom left corner entirely in margin, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, signed A. Diena, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

E. 750-1,000
800
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1101°
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1101, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.D." (31; SG 20), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.D." (31; SG 20)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.D." (31; SG 20). Lightly struck circular datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine and quite scarce, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

E. 500-750
800
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1102°
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1102, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.B." (33; SG 23), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.B." (33; SG 23)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.B." (33; SG 23). Well-centered, lightly struck Mombasa circular datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine, a very elusive stamp and the first example we have offered in over 20 years, signed Thier, with 1979 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

E. 500-750
1,600
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1103
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1103, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1897, 4r Carmine, Watermark Inverted & Reversed (SG 95y), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1897, 4r Carmine, Watermark Inverted & Reversed (SG 95y)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1897, 4r Carmine, Watermark Inverted & Reversed (SG 95y). Original gum, h.r., deep rich shade on fresh paper, perfect centering, Extremely Fine, a superb example of this rare watermark variety, SG £1,800

E. 750-1,000
400
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1104
S
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1104, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1898, 50r Lilac, "Specimen" Overprint (109S; SG 99s), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1898, 50r Lilac, "Specimen" Overprint (109S; SG 99s)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1898, 50r Lilac, "Specimen" Overprint (109S; SG 99s). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, Very Fine, Scott $300.00, SG £400

E. 150-200
225
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1105
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1105, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 6p Black on Magenta (6; SG 9), BRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 6p Black on Magenta (6; SG 9)BRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 6p Black on Magenta (6; SG 9). Margins to just in the frameline, neat Demerara circular datestamp, thin at bottom, certificate notes "colours faded" which is quite harsh, Fine appearance, an affordable and presentable example of this scarce stamp, signed Richter, with 1986 E. Diena and 2019 R.PS. certificates, Scott $7,000.00, SG £5,500

E. 500-750
900
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1106
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1106, Bermuda thru British GuianaBRITISH GUIANA, c. 1905, $9.60 Revenue Proof, BRITISH GUIANA, c. 1905, $9.60 Revenue ProofBRITISH GUIANA, c. 1905, $9.60 Revenue Proof. Boxed value tablet similar in design to the 1905 $2.40 Ship, with "Revenue" at top and ms. "British Guiana" in the middle, 18 x 25mm, on glazed card, affixed to 58 x 65mm die sunk card, Very Fine and unusual

E. 300-400
325
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