Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 December, 2022

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Category — Afghanistan thru Bermuda

Lot
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2776
c
Afghanistan Covers. 1913-28, six covers or cards used before Afghanistan joined the U.P.U. in April 1928, four are used with Indian stamps, three postal cards, one of which is censored in Quetta, India, one picture postcard to Berlin, mixed condition, none have been on the market in at least 40 years

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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2777
c
Afghanistan Covers. 1928-1951, 46 six covers franked with over 140 stamps, nearly all foreign mail, much to United States, a few to India, and at least one to Brazil, includes airmail and registered, several WWII censored, mixed condition, all have been off the market for at least 40 years

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E. 500-750
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2778
 
Australia 1946-47 -1/2p-5sh Military Stamps Group. A few dozen items from the Australia B.C.O.F. issue (Scott M1-M7), at least nine complete unused sets, plus some individual values, including the 1p with blue overprint and some 5sh values, 30 covers, both commercial and philatelic, some with unoverprinted stamps and a couple inbound, largely Fine-Very Fine with some of the stamps Mint N.H.

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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2779
 
Austria Collection. In two binders, some early used, most of the value in unused 20th Century, highlighted by a WIPA souvenir sheet, better definitive, commemorative, semi-postal and air post sets, other Back-of-Book, some duplication, for instance two each unused and used of the 1950-53 Bird Air Post set, 20th Century Fine-Very Fine

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/769137238

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2780
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Bahrain Balance. Mostly unused from earliest King George V issues thru 2000s, with some varieties such as SG 16w (1a inverted watermark) block of four, 1953 -1/2p with value omitted (No. 81a), plus a few better positions blocks, King George VI onwards on albums pages with better sets and souvenir sheets, mostly Very Fine

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/769149640

Bid on this lot

E. 500-750
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2781
 
Barbados Impressive Collection Balance. On homemade pages in an album thru the early QEII period with both unused and used, key portion of the collection around the Queen Victoria period with a specialization on the Seated Britannia Issues from 1852 First Issue thru perforated issues, numerous items bought individually from respected dealers or auction houses with original descriptions mounted on page next to item which include singles, both unused and used, multiples and even varieties, later period with some partial sets, better singles, and a few King George V "Specimen" sets, few flaws to be expected but earlier period in far better condition than what is normally encountered, mostly Fine-Very Fine, a collection worthy of close inspection

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
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2782
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Belgium Back-of-Book Unused Collection. In a Lighthouse hingeless album, with Postage Dues, Official, Newspaper stamps, and Occupation issues, but the best section is the Parcel Post & Railway stamps, some early (the first series is used), 1920-21 Issues (Scott Q82-Q131), post-war Mint N.H. sets such as Q341-Q342 and Q343-Q361B, also includes postage issues from 1980-1997, a few small faults, but the majority Fine-Very Fine

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E. 500-750
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2783
c
Bermuda Early Postal History. About 60 covers from 1810's-1870's, mostly stampless, a large number to England, showing the different rates and routes, some to U.S., a few inbound including two from Nova Scotia, better markings including Ship Letter, some interesting contents such as one regarding African slaves, usual mixed condition, overall a Fine and highly collectable lot

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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2784
c
Bermuda - 1852-53 Levantine Crisis Covers. 25 stampless covers on exhibition pages, 22 from England to Bermuda, and three from Bermuda, carried by the Levantine or replacement ships (a total of eighteen trips were made), most of the covers are quite fresh and clean, an impressive specialized collection

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2785
 
Bermuda Valuable Balance of a Highly Specialized Collection. In seven albums and a stockbook, 1865-2011, has a good run of mostly unused stamps, but much of the value is found in the "extras", such as varieties, blocks, specimens and covers, many were bought at auction as singles, sets, or groups for hundreds of dollars each, the original description often alongside, some issues highly specialized, such as the 1910-24 Caravel, with a large number of blocks and varieties, many ex-Ludington and on his original pages with annotations, also a strong showing of both the King George V and King George VI Keyplates, with printing and plate varieties galore, modern issues nicely augmented with blocks, gutter pairs, and varieties, condition varies on the early issues, however overall condition is far better than normal, particularly on the 20th Century, which is overwhelmingly Fine-Very Fine

Video 1/2 of lot https://vimeo.com/769168239

Video 2/2 of lot https://vimeo.com/769168317

Bid on this lot

E. 10,000-15,000
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2786
c
Bermuda Cover Collection. Several hundred in six binders, pre-stamp to modern, covering the whole range of Bermuda postal history, pre-stamp includes covers to, from or through Bermuda, various 19th Century stamped covers, commercial mail from the 20th Century, several flight covers, including a nice group of scarce Zeppelin mail, WWII uses, modern first day covers, and more, many were purchased individually or in small groups for hundreds of dollars each, our estimate is a small fraction of the potential resale value

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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2787
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Bermuda King George V and King George VI Keyplate Collection. On album pages, stockpages, and a few stockcards, King George V contains only the 12sh6p (31 copies), King George VI contains 2sh-£1 values, including 50 of the 12sh6p and 35 of the £1, some multiples including large blocks of the 2sh6p, many noted as to printing and various plate flaws, this was from the Robert Dickgiesser collection, so the attributions will all be correct, mainly Fine-Very Fine, the previous owner conservatively catalogued it at nearly £20,000

Bid on this lot

E. 4,000-5,000
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2788
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Bermuda King George VI Keyplate Collection. Formed by noted Bermuda collector and expert Robert Dickgiesser, many dozens of 2sh-£1 values, each noted as to printing, shade, SG number and HPF number, quality is outstanding, with many marginal pieces (including a few blocks) and a large percentage Mint Never-Hinged, Fine to mostly Very Fine, an unusually comprehensive and high quality collection, a previous owner catalogued it at by Stanley Gibbons at about £28,000

Bid on this lot

E. 7,500-10,000
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2789
 
Bermuda King George VI Keyplate Collection. The collection formed by Wilson Wong, 150 stamps and 17 blocks of four, mostly unused, each stamp carefully attributed and annotated by printing, including his discovery copy of the 5sh fourth printing, good representation from all values, many marginal copies (including plate numbers) and several of the used are tied on piece, some Mint N.H., condition is well above the norm, the overwhelming majority Fine-Very Fine, Stanley Gibbons catalogue value was over £12,500 in 2007

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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2790
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Bermuda King George VI Keyplate Collection. 62 mostly unused stamps of the 2sh-£1 Keyplates, showing the different printings identified by despatch date and perf size, only three stamps are missing from all of the various printings, all have been identified by Robert Dickgiesser, one of the foremost experts in Bermuda keyplates, Fine-Very Fine, an excellent reference group, SG about £6,700

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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2791
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Bermuda King George VI Keyplate Group. 84 stamps (69 unused, 15 used) of 2sh-£1 values on stockpages, all identified by Robert Dickgiesser, grouped by printing, largely Fine-Very Fine, SG about £6,100

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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2792
c
Bermuda Postal Stationery Collection. Over 110 items, mostly postal cards, but some registration envelopes, air letter sheets, and others, mainly Queen Victoria-King George VI, a few later, vast majority mint, includes first issue provisionals in four different types, different papers, some Specimens, interesting used including uprated, and more, a little duplication, largely Fine-Very Fine

Video of lot https://vimeo.com/769138725

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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