Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — German East Africa (British) thru India

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Cat./Est. Value
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3239
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Sale 1246, Lot 3239, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 45h Purple & Black, Deep Purple Overprint (NL24; SG M7B). Block of four, Mint N.H. except top right stamp with barest trace of hinging, rich colors on fresh paper

VERY FINE. AN IMMENSELY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR. GIBBS ESTIMATES ONLY 20-30 WERE PRINTED.

With 1992 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogue values are as hinged singles. Scott $6,600.00. SG £5,200

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3240
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Sale 1246, Lot 3240, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaGIBRALTAR, 1911, 6p Violet & Red Violet, Chalky Paper (56a; SG 70). Used with 6p Dull Violet & Red Violet (70; SG 80), each tied by "Registered, Gibraltar, 26 NO 12" oval datestamps on registered cover to Dresden, Germany, Plymouth and London transit and Dresden arrival backstamps, Very Fine, the 6p King Edward VII on Chalky Paper is exceptionally rare used on cover, especially used in period, signed Kohler, with 1999 B.P.B. certificate, the No. 56a (SG 70) catalogues $450.00 (£375) simply as a used stamp

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E. 300-400
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3241
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Sale 1246, Lot 3241, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaGIBRALTAR, 1921-32, £5 Dull Violet and Black (93; SG 108). Mint N.H. though showing the slightest trace of toning, otherwise Very Fine, Scott $1,750.00, SG £1,600

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E. 400-500
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3242
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Sale 1246, Lot 3242, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaGRENADA, 1883, -1/2p Orange & Green, Unsevered Pair (15a; SG 29a). Unused (no gum), bright color, Very Fine and rare, only 18 are known unused, ex Schneider, with 1976 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,000.00, SG £1,500

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E. 400-500
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3243
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Sale 1246, Lot 3243, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaGRENADA, 1950, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Perf 12-1/2 x 13-1/2 (136a; SG 157a). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh color on bright paper

VERY FINE. AN ENORMOUSLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-1/2-PENCE KING GEORGE VI WITH PERF 12-1/2 X 13-1/2. ONE OF THE RAREST KING GEORGE VI STAMPS OF THE ENTIRE BRITISH EMPIRE WITH LESS THAN A DOZEN THOUGHT TO EXIST.

With 1959 B.P.A. certificate. Accompanied by a used example of this perf variety. Scott $7,500.00. SG £11,000

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E. 4,000-5,000
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3244
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Sale 1246, Lot 3244, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaGRENADA, 1938-47, 10sh Seal of the Colony (142 vars; SG 163-163f). Seven examples representing each of the shade and perforation varieties listed in Stanley Gibbons, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine, a scarce and useful group for reference, SG £1,560

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E. 400-500
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3245
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Sale 1246, Lot 3245, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (203-206; SG 305-308). Complete set tied by "Bombay G.P.O., 15 August 1948" commemorative first day cancel on unaddressed cacheted cover, Very Fine

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E. 750-1,000
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3246
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Sale 1246, Lot 3246, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (203-206; SG 305-308). Complete set tied by "Bombay G.P.O., 15 August 1948" commemorative first day cancel on unaddressed cacheted cover, Very Fine

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E. 750-1,000
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3247
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Sale 1246, Lot 3247, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1927, Nov. 3, Roger Latapie Paris to Saigon Return Flight, Calcutta-Karachi Flight. India 1a tied by "Park Street, Calcutta, 3 Nov. 27" double-circle datestamp which also ties pink "Urgent by Aeroplane, Return Trip, Calcutta, Karachi" label on cover to Karachi, "Roger Latapie" straightline handstamp, French consulate handstamp at bottom left, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, 55 letters carried by Capt. Leon Challe and Raymond Rapin

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E. 400-500
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3248
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Sale 1246, Lot 3248, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1874-82, 2a Orange, Official (O24; SG O33a). Mint N.H. block of eight from the top left pane with fancy interpanneau gutter at right and bottom, vibrant colors, Fine, a handsome unused block, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $320.00, SG £680

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E. 200-300
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3249
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Sale 1246, Lot 3249, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1925, 1r on 10r Carmine Rose & Green, Official, Trial Surcharge Essay (O69E; SG O94E). Without gum as prepared, excellent centering, Very Fine, one of only twelve that were produced

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E. 400-500
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3250
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Sale 1246, Lot 3250, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1911, 1r Booklet of Six Panes of -1/2a and 1a, Without Post Office Inscription and Royal Cypher of King George V (SG SB5b). Complete booklet containing four Mint N.H. -1/2a and two Mint N.H. 1a panes (SG 149-150), one pane with trivial toned spot and booklet cut at left corners, otherwise Fine, a rarely encountered booklet, SG £2,000

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E. 500-750
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3251
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Sale 1246, Lot 3251, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1922, 2r Booklet of Four Panes of 2a (SG SB12). Complete booklet containing four panes of SG No. 166, panes Mint N.H. though with toned gum, cover with minor toned spots, otherwise Fine and scarce, SG £1,400

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E. 300-400
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3252
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Sale 1246, Lot 3252, German East Africa (British) thru IndiaINDIA, 1869, 1a-50r Queen Victoria, Telegraphs (SG T4-T20). Mint N.H., 2r with toned gum and couple other values with slightest trace of toning, 1r and 10r Die I, others Die II, fresh colors, 28r8a with part imprint selvage at top

FINE-VERY FINE. A SELDOM OFFERED SET OF THE 1869 TELEGRAPH ISSUE IN FAR BETTER CONDITION THAN OFTEN ENCOUNTERED.

SG £4,400

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Sale 1246, Lot 3252, German East Africa (British) thru India
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Sale 1246, Lot 3252, German East Africa (British) thru India
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E. 1,500-2,000
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