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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — British Central Africa thru British East Africa

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2171
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2171, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £1 Blue (14; SG 14), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £1 Blue (14; SG 14)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £1 Blue (14; SG 14). Original gum, h.r., intense color and impression, Fine, Scott $1,300.00, SG £1,300

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E. 300-400
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2172
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2172, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £5 Yellow Green (16; SG 16), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £5 Yellow Green (16; SG 16)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1891, £5 Yellow Green (16; SG 16). Original gum, h.r., fresh color on bright paper, Fine and scarce, with 2007 Brandon certificate, Scott $2,250.00, SG £2,000

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E. 750-1,000
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2173
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2173, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1903, 10sh Ultramarine & Black, "Specimen" Overprint (69S; SG 67s), BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1903, 10sh Ultramarine & Black, "Specimen" Overprint (69S; SG 67s)BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, 1903, 10sh Ultramarine & Black, "Specimen" Overprint (69S; SG 67s). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, Scott $500.00, SG £500

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E. 200-300
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2174°
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2174, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH 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 £900

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E. 500-750
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2175°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2175, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p Lilac (1; SG 1), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p Lilac (1; SG 1)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, -1/2a on 1p Lilac (1; SG 1). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, wonderfully bold color on bright paper, well-centered, Very Fine, a choice pair which is rarely seen in Mint N.H. condition, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $700.00, SG £600

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E. 750-1,000
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2176°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2176, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 1a on 2p Green & Carmine Rose (2; SG 2), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 1a on 2p Green & Carmine Rose (2; SG 2)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 1a on 2p Green & Carmine Rose (2; SG 2). Horizontal pair, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors on bright paper, Very Fine and scarce multiple of this first issue, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,150.00, SG £1,000

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2177°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2177, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890-93, 4a Gray, Imperforate (19b; SG 10), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890-93, 4a Gray, Imperforate (19b; SG 10)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890-93, 4a Gray, Imperforate (19b; SG 10). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), large to full margins all around, fresh color, part of papermaker's watermark

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-ANNA GRAY IMPERFORATE PAIR. ONLY TWO SHEETS OF 60 WERE PRINTED.

The 4a Gray was initially intended for fiscal use but were made available for postal use. Only two sheets of 60 were printed.

Ex Tom Allen. Undervalued in Scott and SG. Scott at $1,500.00. SG £2,400 as singles

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2178°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2178, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 1r Gray (26; SG 15), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 1r Gray (26; SG 15)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1890, 1r Gray (26; SG 15). S.e. at left, excellent centering, tied by perfect strike of "Mombasa, FE 17 94" circular datestamp on handsome cover addressed locally, additional strike on reverse, Extremely Fine, a scarce high value on cover, the SG multiplier for covers is 30x for this issue (catalogues £225 as used single)

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E. 500-750
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2179°
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2179, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH 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). Partial strike of Aden May 1891 boxed datestamp, blue crayon cancel, fresh color, Very Fine and unusual use with Aden cancel while in transit, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

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E. 750-1,000
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2180
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2180, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH 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). Mombasa circular datestamps, rich color, Very Fine and quite scarce, with 1966 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

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E. 400-500
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2181
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2181, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, 1a on 4a Yellow Brown, Manuscript "A.B." (32; SG 21), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, 1a on 4a Yellow Brown, Manuscript "A.B." (32; SG 21)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, 1a on 4a Yellow Brown, Manuscript "A.B." (32; SG 21). Light circular datestamp, rich color, wide margins, Very Fine, a rare provisional and only the second example we have offered since keeping computerized records, signed Bloch, Scott $2,300.00, SG £2,250

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E. 750-1,000
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2182°
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2182, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1901, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.B." (33; SG 23), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1901, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.B." (33; SG 23)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1901, -1/2a on 2a Vermilion, Manuscript "A.B." (33; SG 23). Well-centered, lightly struck Mombasa Mar. 30 circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, a surprisingly elusive stamp, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2183
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2183, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, 1a on 3a Black on Red, Manuscript "V.H.M." (34A; SG 25), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, 1a on 3a Black on Red, Manuscript "V.H.M." (34A; SG 25)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891, 1a on 3a Black on Red, Manuscript "V.H.M." (34A; SG 25). Used with 1a Blue Green and 2-1/2a Black on Bright Yellow (15, 17c; SG 5, 7c), all tied on small piece by Mombasa Oct. 15, 1894 circular datestamps and light red circular datestamp, fresh colors, Very Fine, a colorful three-color franking with the rare manuscript provisional, signed Friedl, with 2007 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,250.00, SG £1,750

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E. 750-1,000
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2184°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2184, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1895, 2-1/2a on 1a6p Bister Brown (59; SG 64), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1895, 2-1/2a on 1a6p Bister Brown (59; SG 64)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1895, 2-1/2a on 1a6p Bister Brown (59; SG 64). Vertical block of 20 (2x10) from the top left pane of a sheet with selvage at left and interpanneau gutter at bottom, slightly toned original gum with some sensible hinge reinforcements, Very Fine, believed to be the largest recorded multiple, catalogued as singles, Scott $2,400.00, SG £2,400

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2185°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2185, British Central Africa thru British East AfricaBRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1897, 1a Indigo & Red, Period After "Africa" and Double Offset Overprint on Reverse (89 var; SG 81 var), BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1897, 1a Indigo & Red, Period After "Africa" and Double Offset Overprint on Reverse (89 var; SG 81 var)BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1897, 1a Indigo & Red, Period After "Africa" and Double Offset Overprint on Reverse (89 var; SG 81 var). Original gum, small h.r., clearly showing two bold offset strikes on the gum, Very Fine, John Minns records only two examples known

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E. 1,500-2,000
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