Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — Australian States thru Bahrain

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2058
P
Sale 1270, Lot 2058, Australian States thru BahrainAUSTRALIAN STATES, New South Wales, 1872, 6p Bright Mauve, Die Proof (57P; SG 216P). Printed in issued color on glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, bright color, barest trace of rubbing, otherwise Very Fine and handsome De la Rue die proof

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E. 300-400
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2059
P
Sale 1270, Lot 2059, Australian States thru BahrainAUSTRALIAN STATES, New South Wales, 1876, 1sh Black, Die Proof (60P; SG 221P). Printed in the issued color on glazed card measuring 92 x 60mm, strong color and bold impression, Very Fine and choice, a scarce and attractive De la Rue die proof

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E. 300-400
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2060
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2060, Australian States thru BahrainAUSTRALIAN STATES, New South Wales, 1890, 20sh Ultramarine, Official (O33; SG O50). Neatly struck "NSW" in circle c.t.o. cancel as always seen, wide margins, bold color, Very Fine and quite scarce, with 2004 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,150.00, SG £1,100

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E. 400-500
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2061
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Sale 1270, Lot 2061, Australian States thru BahrainAUSTRALIAN STATES, Victoria, 1868, 5sh Blue & Rose, Perf 13 (121; SG 140). Typical brownish original gum, minor h.r., strong color, Fine and scarce, Scott $700.00, SG £800

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E. 200-300
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2062
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Sale 1270, Lot 2062, Australian States thru BahrainAUSTRALIAN STATES, Victoria, 1881, 5sh Indigo Blue & Rose, Perf 12 (121b; SG 148a). Original gum, well-centered, bold colors on bright paper, some manuscript pencil on gum, Very Fine, scarce in this condition, this is SG Ty. II without the blue line under crown, Scott doesn't specify this shade on this type (Scott 121a color shade), Scott $850.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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2063
TC
Sale 1270, Lot 2063, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1917, 5p Queen's Staircase Color Trial Proofs (60TC; SG 78TC). Three 5p imperforate color trial proofs printed on Multiple CA watermark paper and affixed to original "Appendix" ledger page measuring 193 x 302mm, first Brown & Slate on Yellow and second Purple on Yellow, each with manuscript "3d" beside and middle example with "Approved", third example Violet & Black resembling issued stamp with "5d" beside, also with "6th Dec 1916, Bahamas, Req. 109/16" and initialed and dated "7.12.16" at bottom left, typewritten label affixed at bottom, Very Fine, a unique item from the De La Rue archives, this issue was eventually issued on May 18, 1917

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E. 750-1,000
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2064
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Sale 1270, Lot 2064, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1919, 1p Red & Black, War Charity, Double Overprint (B2a; SG 101a). Original gum, h.r., deep rich colors, clear doubling of overprint, one which is lighter (as always) and positioned slightly under the stronger, slightly short perf at right (not mentioned on certificates), otherwise Fine and scarce, it is believed only 30 such double overprints were produced, with 1959 and 1998 B.P.A. certificates, Scott $2,750.00, SG £2,000

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E. 500-750
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2065
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Sale 1270, Lot 2065, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Orange & Black, Special Delivery, Double Overprint (E1a; SG S1a). Original gum, h.r., both overprints strong and distinct, well-centered, Very Fine and striking error, with 2010 Brandon certificate, Scott $1,000.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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2066
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Sale 1270, Lot 2066, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Orange & Black, Special Delivery, Double Overprint (E1a; SG S1a). Original gum, h.r., both overprints strong and distinct, strong colors, Very Fine and scarce, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, Scott $1,000.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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2067
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Sale 1270, Lot 2067, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Inverted Overprint (E1b; SG S1c). Original gum, barely hinged, vibrant color on bright paper, Very Fine, it is believed only 30 were printed with the inverted overprint, ex "Staircase", Scott $1,750.00, SG £1,300

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E. 500-750
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2068
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Sale 1270, Lot 2068, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Double Overprint, One Inverted (E1c; SG S1b). Original gum which accompanying certificate notes as "slightly disturbed" which is just some faint toning, h.r., well-centered, Very Fine and scarce, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,550.00, SG £1,000

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E. 300-400
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2069
c
Sale 1270, Lot 2069, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Double Overprint, One Inverted (E1c; SG S1b). Used with 1917, 1p Semi-Postal (B1; SG 90), each tied by "Nassau, Bahamas, 27 JUN 17" circular datestamps with additional strike below on printed "On His Majesty's Service" cover addressed locally, cover with vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine, a rare error, especially used on cover, catalogued simply as used single where SG applies a "from x20" multiplier (not added), Scott $1,750.00, SG £1,300

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E. 500-750
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2070
TC
Sale 1270, Lot 2070, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1917, 5p Queen's Staircase Color Trial Proofs, Special Delivery (E2TC; SG S2TC). Two 5p imperforate color trial proofs printed on Multiple CA watermark paper and affixed to original "Appendix" ledger page measuring 165 x 180mm, both examples printed in Violet & Black, one with black "Special Delivery" overprint, other in red, former with manuscript "Approved WHM 16.4.17" beside and "The stamps are to be printed in black and orange" above with "12th April, 1917, Bahamas, Req. 47/17" at top right, Very Fine and unique item from the De La Rue archive, ex "Staircase", with 1984 B.P.A. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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2071
og
Sale 1270, Lot 2071, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1918, 1p Carmine & Black, War Tax, Double Overprint, One Inverted (MR5b; SG 93a). Large part dried original gum as is often the case on this error, second inverted strike split, strong colors, Very Fine and elusive error, with 1986 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,100.00, SG £900

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E. 300-400
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2072
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Sale 1270, Lot 2072, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1918, 1p Carmine & Black, War Tax, Double Overprint, One Inverted (MR5b; SG 93a). Disturbed original gum from prior adherence, second inverted strike split, bold color, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, Scott $1,100.00, SG £900

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E. 200-300
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2073
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Sale 1270, Lot 2073, Australian States thru BahrainBAHAMAS, 1918, 1p Carmine & Black, War Tax, Inverted Overprint (MR5c; SG 93c). Toned original gum, small h.r., Fine, according to Power Search, this is the only example we have offered in our auctions, Scott $1,900.00, SG £1,500

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E. 300-400
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2074
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Sale 1270, Lot 2074, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1933, 1r-5r King George V (12-14; SG 12-14w). Mint N.H. vertical pairs with horizontal interpanneau gutter between, additional selvage at either left or right, 5r with inverted watermark, wonderfully fresh, Very Fine and attractive pairs, catalogued as singles, Scott $580.00, SG £448 as hinged

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E. 200-300
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2075
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2075, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1938, 5r Deep Ultramarine & Dark Green (34; SG 34). Mint N.H. complete pane of 20 from the upper part of the sheet, deep rich colors, Very Fine and scarce complete pane, catalogued as singles, Scott $380.00, SG £300

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E. 200-300
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2076
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Sale 1270, Lot 2076, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1948, 5r on 5sh Dull Red, "Bentley Kettle" Re-entry (61 var; SG 60 var). Position R 4/2 clearly showing doubling of the Lion's Legs in the top right quadrant of the shield, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine, believed to be one of only three recorded examples

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E. 400-500
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2077
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2077, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1953, -1/2a on -1/2p Red Orange, "-1/2" Missing (81a; SG 80a). Mint N.H. block of four, vibrant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1990 Brandon certificate, catalogued as singles, Scott $900.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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2078
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2078, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1955, 2r on 2sh6p to 10r on 10sh Queen Elizabeth II, Type I Surcharge (96-98; SG 94-96). Mint N.H. complete panes of 40, bright colors, Very Fine, scarce as a set of complete panes, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,470.00, SG £1,820

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E. 400-500
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2079
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2079, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1960, 2r on 2sh6p Queen Elizabeth II, Type I & III Surcharges (96, 96 var; SG 94, 94b). Mint N.H., both panes of 40, Type III split at center, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, SG £1,420

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E. 300-400
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2080
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2080, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1960, 2r on 2sh6p Queen Elizabeth II, Type III Surcharge (96 var; SG 94b). Mint N.H. complete pane of 40, fresh and Very Fine, this is the scarcest type of the 2r surcharges, catalogued as singles, SG £1,200

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E. 400-500
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2081
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2081, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1960, 2r on 2sh6p Queen Elizabeth II, Type III Surcharge (96 var; SG 94b). Mint N.H. complete pane of 40, strong color, Very Fine, this is the scarcest type of the 2r surcharges, with 1980 R.P.S. certificate, catalogued as singles, SG £1,200

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E. 400-500
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2082
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2082, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1955-57, 5r on 5sh Queen Elizabeth II, Type I-II Surcharges (97, 97 var; SG 95-95a). Mint N.H. complete panes of 40, bright and fresh, Very Fine, scarce pair which clearly show the differences between surcharge types, catalogued as singles, SG £1,120

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E. 300-400
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2083
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2083, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1955-57, 5r on 5sh Queen Elizabeth II, Type I-II Surcharges (97, 97 var; SG 95-95a). Mint N.H. complete panes of 40, bright and fresh, Very Fine, scarce pair which clearly show the differences between surcharge types, catalogued as singles, SG £1,120

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E. 300-400
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2084
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2084, Australian States thru BahrainBAHRAIN, 1960, 10r on 10sh Queen Elizabeth II, Type II Surcharge, De la Rue Printing (98 var; SG 96ab). Mint N.H. complete pane of 40, bright and fresh color, Very Fine, this is the scarcest type of the 10r surcharges and of all three values in this series, catalogued as singles, SG £4,000

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E. 1,000-1,500
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