Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 December, 2021

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Category — Barbados thru Bermuda

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3051
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Sale 1246, Lot 3051, Barbados thru BermudaBARBADOS, 1902, 6p Britannia, Earl of Crawford Trial Color Proofs in Black, Blue, and Slate Violet. Set of the three colors with small star watermark, large to full margins, brilliantly fresh

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE SETS PRODUCED, ONE OF WHICH IS IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION.

The 26th Earl of Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, was an important and influential collector at the turn of the 20th Century. He amassed a huge holding of proofs, both from the United States and various British Colonies. He obtained from contemporary printers three sets of trial color proofs of various colonies, including Barbados. He gave one set from each colony to the Royal Collection, leaving just two sets of each colony available for future collectors.

Ex Earl of Crawford

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Sale 1246, Lot 3051, Barbados thru Bermuda
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Sale 1246, Lot 3051, Barbados thru Bermuda
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E. 1,500-2,000
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3052
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3052, Barbados thru BermudaBARBADOS, 1875, 4p Scarlet, Perf 14 x 12-1/2 (53b; SG 84). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and impression on fresh paper, one slightly shortish perf at top of little consequence

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 SCARLET WITH PERF 14 X 12-1/2. ABOUT 20 ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

According to Stanley Gibbons, about 20 unused examples are known plus one used, though some estimate even fewer. With 1968 Robson Lowe and 1970 R.P.S. certificates (the latter not mentioning short perf). Scott $9,000.00. SG £5,000

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3053
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3053, Barbados thru BermudaBARBADOS, 1878, 1p on Half of 5sh Dull Rose, Unsevered Pair (57a; SG 86b). Toned original gum, overall soiling and toning, about Fine, with faults aside, this is an incredibly rare unused and unsevered pair with only a small handful believed to exist in any condition, with 2006 Brandon certificate simply stating "large part original gum", Scott $28,500.00, SG £26,000

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3054
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3054, Barbados thru BermudaBARBADOS, 1892, -1/2p on 4p Brown, Double Surcharge, Red & Black (69c; SG 104b). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear doubling of surcharge in each color, fresh and Fine, a scarce and visual error, with photocopy of 2007 B.P.A. certificate of a pair from which this originates, Scott $950.00, SG £900

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E. 300-400
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3055
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3055, Barbados thru BermudaBERMUDA, 1930, 2sh6p Grey Black & Pale Orange Vermilion on Grey Blue (SG 89h). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors in this scarce shade, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1987 Brandon certificate, SG £2,750

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E. 750-1,000
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3056
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3056, Barbados thru BermudaBERMUDA, 1938, 10sh Green & Deep Lake on Bright Green (SG 119). Used with 12sh6p and £1 (SG 120c, 121c), tied by "Hamilton, Bermuda, 4 MCH, 1949" machine slogan cancel on air mail cover to England, Very Fine and attractive three-color Key Plate franking, the 10sh quite scarce on cover

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E. 300-400
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3057
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3057, Barbados thru BermudaBERMUDA, King George VI 2sh and 5sh Key Plate Covers. Three registered covers, two 2sh covers with SG 116c to Canada, first is single cancelled by St. Georges 1947 circular datestamp, second is block of four with selvage at top cancelled by St. Georges 1943 circular datestamp, last is SG 118g (showing HPF 47 flaw) tied by Hamilton 1952 circular datestamp on uprated 3p registry entire to Jamaica, Very Fine trio

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E. 200-300
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3058
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3058, Barbados thru BermudaBERMUDA, 1939 Pan American Airway First Flight, "Yankee Clipper" Northern Route. Bermuda 2sh (123a; SG 116), tied by "St. Georges, Bermuda, 21 JUN 39" circular datestamp on flown first flight via Northern Route to Que Que, Southern Rhodesia, then used with Great Britain 1-1/2p for onward transmission from London to Southern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia 1-1/2p for ship rate back to Bermuda and tied by Que Que, Jul. 15, 1939 double-circle datestamp, New York transit and St. Georges arrival backstamps, Very Fine and remarkable cover, the only three country franking recorded for this flight

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E. 400-500
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3059
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3059, Barbados thru BermudaBERMUDA, 1939 Pan American Airway Flights, Northern & Southern Flights. Four covers, three are forwarded Northern route, two with 2sh King George VI with Great Britain 1-1/2p stamps, one Aug. 5, 1939 to Guernsey (about 10 recorded from this flight) and other Jun. 21, 1939 to Geelong, Australia, third is Jun. 8, 1939 addressed to Sydney, Australia, one is Southern Route to Bermuda with King George VI -1/2p, 5p, and 10p plus 4p and 5p Postage Due for underpayment, Very Fine group, quite scarce with additional Great Britain stamps to destinations outside Great Britain

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E. 300-400
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3060
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3060, Barbados thru BermudaBERMUDA, 1941 Bermuda-U.S. Naval Combination Cover. Two U.S. 15c Prexie and 10c Air Post tied by violet "U.S. Navy, May 28, 1941" machine cancel on cover from U.S. Serviceman onboard the "U.S.S. Tuscaloosa" and addressed to Lisbon, Portugal, violet "Passed by Naval Censor" marking at bottom left, used with Bermuda 2sh (123a var; SG 116a) and tied by Hamilton circular datestamp, Lisbon machine arrival backstamp, cover with minor edge tears and hinge reinforced tears on reverse, otherwise Very Fine, a remarkable and likely unique use, this cover should have gone to the U.S. and then back to Bermuda for a commercial flight to Lisbon, the fact that it was censored and then brought to a Bermuda civilian post office is highly unusual and is the only known combination we are aware of

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E. 1,000-1,500
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