Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — Straits Settlements thru Virgin Islands

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3318
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Sale 1246, Lot 3318, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1867, 1-1/2c on -1/2a to 32c on 2a Surcharges, "Specimen" Oveprint (1S-6S, 8S-9S; SG 1s-6s, 8s-9s). Ten values, without 12c on 4a, each with clearly stuck "Specimen" overprint, original gum, h.r. (32c with large h.r.) except 1-1/2c and 6c unused (no gum), 2c with gum bend, strong colors

FINE-VERY FINE GROUP OF "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINTS ON THE 1867 FIRST ISSUE OF STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. BY FAR SOME OF THE RAREST "SPECIMEN" STAMPS TO FIND IN THE ENTIRE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.

Missing from even the most advanced collections.

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E. 10,000-15,000
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3319
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Sale 1246, Lot 3319, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1867-72, 2c, 6c, 12c, 24c Victoria, "Specimen" Overprints (10S, 12S, 14S, 15S; SG 11s, 13s, 15s-16s). Group of five examples, 12c with both red and black "Specimen" oveprint, original gum, couple with large part, 6c with trimmed perfs at left and 24c with straight edge and vertical crease, otherwise Fine and scarce group

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Sale 1246, Lot 3319, Straits Settlements thru Virgin Islands
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E. 400-500
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3320
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Sale 1246, Lot 3320, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1867, 12c Blue (14; SG 15). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, lovely fresh color on bright paper, insignificant small toned spot on gum of bottom right stamp, still Fine, catalogued as singles, Scott $920.00, SG £1,000

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E. 200-300
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3321
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Sale 1246, Lot 3321, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1882, 2c/96c Victoria, "Specimen" Overprints. Group of seven different values, includes 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 10c, 12c and 96c values, original gum, h.r., 10c with corner thin and 12c with surface scrape, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, a scarce group

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E. 500-750
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3322
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Sale 1246, Lot 3322, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1894, 3c on 32c Rose, Without Surcharge (74a; SG 94a). Unused (regummed), bright color which certificate notes as "slightly run" which is a bit harsh, Fine and affordable example of this rare stamp, only one pane of the upper left part of a sheet was discovered, with 1982 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $6,500.00, SG £4,500

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E. 750-1,000
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3323
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Sale 1246, Lot 3323, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1905, 30c Gray & Carmine, Damaged Frame & Crown (SG 134a). Original gum, small h.r., wonderfully fresh colors, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce "Spaven" flaw, SG £750

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E. 300-400
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3324
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Sale 1246, Lot 3324, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1907, 4c on 18c Bister & Black, 12.5mm & 11mm Spacing (139 var; SG 146c). Vertical se-tenant pair, part original gum due to tropicalization, top stamp measuring 12.5mm between "Settlements." and "Four Cents.", bottom stamp measuring 11mm, fresh color, well-centered, Very Fine, a rare variety which only occurred on positions R. 4/10 and 9/10 of the first printing only, unlisted in Scott, SG £2,750

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E. 500-750
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3325
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Sale 1246, Lot 3325, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1911, $25.00 Blue & Violet on Blue, "Specimen" Overprint (145S; SG 168s). Original gum, h.r., couple toned perf tips which is truly minor, Fine, Scott $800.00, SG £800

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E. 200-300
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3326
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Sale 1246, Lot 3326, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1911, $25.00 Blue & Violet on Blue (145; SG 168). Original gum, small h.r., well-centered, fresh colors

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $25.00 KING EDWARD VII.

Signed Champion. With 2000 Brandon certificate. Scott $3,600.00. SG £3,750

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3327
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Sale 1246, Lot 3327, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1908, $500.00 Violet & Orange, "Specimen" Overprint (146S; SG 169s). Original gum, minor h.r., well-centered, fresh colors

VERY FINE. A CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $500.00 KING EDWARD VII WITH "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT.

An affordable alternative to the issued stamp, which catalogues $175,000.00 (£170,000). Scott $4,500.00. SG £5,000

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3328
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Sale 1246, Lot 3328, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1915, $25.00 Blue & Violet on Blue (172; SG 213). Original gum, mild h.r., intense colors and impression on fresh paper, Fine, Scott $2,150.00, SG £3,250

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E. 750-1,000
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3329
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Sale 1246, Lot 3329, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1915, $25.00 Blue & Violet on Blue (172; SG 213). Original gum, h.r., precise centering with wide margins, small facial scrape at bottom left causing minute thin spot, Very Fine appearance, Scott $2,150.00, SG £3,250

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E. 400-500
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3330
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Sale 1246, Lot 3330, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1915, $100.00 Red & Black on Blue, "Specimen" Overprint (173S; SG 214s). Original gum, relatively lightly hinged, deep rich colors, trace of a few toned perf tips, otherwise Fine, Scott $1,250.00, SG £1,600

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E. 300-400
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3331
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Sale 1246, Lot 3331, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1915, $100.00 Red & Black on Blue (173; SG 214). With selvage at top, original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh colors

VERY FINE. A CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE DESIRABLE STRAITS SETTLEMENTS $100.00 KING GEORGE V.

Signed A. Diena. With 1992 E. Diena certificate. Scott $8,500.00. SG £13,000

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E. 4,000-5,000
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3332
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Sale 1246, Lot 3332, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1915, $500.00 Orange & Dull Violet, "Specimen" Overprint (174S; SG 215s). Mint N.H., bright colors, mild diagonal gum crease

VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 $500.00 KING GEORGE V WITH "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT.

A relatively inexpensive way to fill an otherwise impossible space as the normal stamp catalogues $90,000.00 (£100,000). Scott $4,750.00. SG £5,500

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3333
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Sale 1246, Lot 3333, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1921, $25.00 Blue & Violet on Blue (202; SG 240b). Original gum, mild h.r., strong colors, well-centered, Very Fine, signed Oliva, Scott $1,450.00, SG £1,500

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E. 400-500
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3334
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Sale 1246, Lot 3334, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1921-32, $500.00 Orange & Dull Violet, "Specimen" Overprint (204S; SG 240ds). Original gum, small h.r., few small faults incl. small thin, facial rubbing with small mark at bottom and repaired bottom left corner perf, still Fine and rare "Specimen" example which would otherwise catalogue $75,000.00 (£75,000) as the issued stamp, Scott $4,750.00, SG £5,000

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E. 500-750
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3335
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Sale 1246, Lot 3335, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsSTRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1938, $25.00 Blue & Purple on Blue, Postal Fiscal (AR1; SG F1). Brownish original gum, h.r., impressively well-centered, strong color, Very Fine, a surprisingly scarce stamp and the first we have offered according to Power Search, Scott $1,450.00, SG £1,400

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E. 400-500
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3336
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Sale 1246, Lot 3336, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsTONGA, 1897, 7-1/2p Green & Black, Inverted Center (47a; SG 48a). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., rich colors, slight corner crease

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1897 7-1/2-PENCE KING GEORGE II WITH INVERTED CENTER. ONLY ONE PANE OF SIXTY WAS PRINTED.

Ex Col. Green. Accompanied by front cover of his 1944 auction catalogue (with this item featured) and original lot card. Scott $6,500.00. SG £9,000

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E. 3,000-4,000
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3337
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Sale 1246, Lot 3337, Straits Settlements thru Virgin IslandsVIRGIN ISLANDS, 1900-18, "Paid at Tortola" Crowned Circle Handstamp in Black (A2 Footnote; SG CC2 Footnote). Well-struck with George V 1p (39; SG 70) on front tied by "Road-Town, Tortola, V.I., 11 AM, JU 1, 1915" double-circle datestamp with additional strike beside Crowned Circle on real photo postcard of "Native Brass Band" and addressed to Brantford, Canada, card with diagonal crease of little consequence, Very Fine, the use of this Crowned Circle during the 20th century was as an official paid marking, Scott $1,100.00, SG £750

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E. 300-400
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