Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — Mafia Island

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4650
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Sale 1259, Lot 4650, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 2-1/2h Brown, Blackish Lilac Overprint (NL9; SG M1(A)). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, rich color, barely detectable surface blemish at left of little consequence, otherwise Very Fine, with 2007 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,200.00, SG £1,100

E. 400-500
4,750
4651
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Sale 1259, Lot 4651, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 4h Green, Black Overprint (NL10; SG M2A). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine and rare, only 20-30 examples are believed to have been produced, signed Pemberton, with 2014 Gibbs certificate, Scott $1,050.00, SG £1,000

E. 300-400
1,500
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4652
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Sale 1259, Lot 4652, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, Black Overprint (NL11; SG M3A). Original gum, minor h.r., bright color, fresh and Fine, with 2014 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $625.00, SG £650

E. 200-300
1,300
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4653
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Sale 1259, Lot 4653, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 15h Ultramarine, Black Overprint (NL12; SG M4A). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly well-centered, bold color, Very Fine, with 2014 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $675.00, SG £650

E. 200-300
650
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4654
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Sale 1259, Lot 4654, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 20h Orange & Black on Yellow, Black Overprint (NL13; SG M5A). Mint N.H., bold and fresh colors, Very Fine, particularly scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 2008 Brandon certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $975.00, SG £950

E. 500-750
1,600
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4655
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Sale 1259, Lot 4655, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 30h Lake & Black, Black Overprint (NL14; SG M6A). Mint N.H., deep rich colors on bright paper, well-centered, Very Fine and scarce as Mint N.H., with 2008 Gibbs certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

E. 500-750
2,000
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4656
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Sale 1259, Lot 4656, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 45h Purple & Black, Black Overprint (NL15; SG M7A). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong colors on bright paper, Fine and fresh, ex Vestey, with 2007 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

E. 400-500
1,600
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4657
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Sale 1259, Lot 4657, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1r Red, Black Overprint (NL16; SG M8A). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONLY NINE EXAMPLES OF THE 1915 ONE-RUPEE WITH "G.R. MAFIA" OVERPRINT ARE RECORDED. A MAJOR BRITISH COMMONWEALTH RARITY MISSING FROM MOST ADVANCED COLLECTIONS.

Of the nine recorded, two have faults (one with yellowish gum marks seen on front and other with vertical crease), leaving only seven sound examples. There are no used. Our census is available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/mafia/scott/NL16

Census no. NL16-OG-06. With 2013 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $16,500.00. SG £14,000

E. 7,500-10,000
12,000
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4658
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Sale 1259, Lot 4658, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 2r Yellow Green, Black Overprint (NL17; SG M9A). Original gum, wonderfully well-centered, rich color, repaired tear at top right corner

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ESPECIALLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-RUPEE "G.R. MAFIA" OVERPRINT IN BLACK. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED WITH THIS BLACK OVERPRINT.

Our census is available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/mafia/scott/NL17 . Of the eight we record, one is without gum. Of the seven with original gum, interestingly only two are sound. The stamp offered here, while it does have a repaired tear, is one of the finest appearing examples.

Census no. NL17-OG-03. Ex "Tatiana". With 1998 Holcombe (as a set from which this originates) and 2006 Brandon certificates. Scott $18,000.00. SG £15,000

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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4659
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Sale 1259, Lot 4659, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 3r Carmine & Slate, Black Overprint (NL18; SG M10A). Original gum, lightly hinged, impressively well-centered, deep rich colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-RUPEE "G.R. MAFIA" OVERPRINT IN BLACK. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE TEN RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. A MAJOR MAFIA ISLAND RARITY.

Our census is available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/mafia/scott/NL18 . Of the ten recorded, only four are in sound condition. The other six have small faults to varying degrees.

Census no. NL18-OG-10. Signed Hoffmann. With 2013 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $19,500.00. SG £16,000

E. 7,500-10,000
11,500
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4660
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Sale 1259, Lot 4660, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 4h Green, Deep Purple Overprint (NL19; SG M2B). Original gum, mild h.r., rich color, Very Fine and scarce, with 1991 Holcombe opinion (side selvage has since been removed), Scott $1,350.00, SG £1,100

E. 400-500
3,250
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4661
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Sale 1259, Lot 4661, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, Deep Purple Overprint (NL20; SG M3B). Mint N.H. block of four with "1r50h 2r25h" part value inscription in top selvage, hinged in selvage only, intense shade on bright paper

FINE. A RARE NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE MAFIA 7-1/2-HELLER WITH THE DEEP PURPLE OVERPRINT.

With 1997 Brandon and 2012 B.P.A. certificates. Catalogued as hinged singles. Scott $3,300.00. SG £2,800

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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4662
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Sale 1259, Lot 4662, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 15h Ultramarine, Deep Purple Overprint (NL21; SG M4B). Mint N.H., impressively well-centered, bold color, Very Fine, a choice Mint N.H. example, ex Lobdell, with 1995 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $1,050.00, SG £900

E. 500-750
4,000
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4663
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Sale 1259, Lot 4663, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 45h Purple & Black, Deep Purple Overprint (NL24; SG M7B). Mint N.H., strong colors, fresh and Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 1975 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $1,650.00, SG £1,300

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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4664
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Sale 1259, Lot 4664, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 45h Purple & Black, Deep Purple Overprint (NL24; SG M7B). Mint N.H., well-centered, rich colors, Very Fine and scarce in this pristine condition, with 2004 Brandon certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $1,650.00, SG £1,300

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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4665
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Sale 1259, Lot 4665, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 2-1/2h Brown, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL25; SG M1C). Mint N.H., precise centering with wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, signed Holcombe and with his 1990 certificate for a set from which this originates, catalogued as hinged, Scott $300.00, SG £225

E. 200-300
400
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4666
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Sale 1259, Lot 4666, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 2-1/2h Brown, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL25; SG M1C). Mint N.H. block of four with part "1r75h 2r" value inscription selvage at top, exceedingly bright and fresh, well-centered, Very Fine, a rare multiple, especially in Mint N.H. condition, with 2012 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $1,200.00, SG £900

E. 500-750
850
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4667
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Sale 1259, Lot 4667, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, 15h Ultramarine, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL27-NL28; SG M3C-M4C). 7-1/2h Mint N.H., 15h with sheet selvage at right, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine pair, 7-1/2h signed Hoffmann, 15h signed Holcombe, catalogued as hinged, Scott $400.00, SG £300

E. 200-300
425
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4668
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Sale 1259, Lot 4668, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL27; SG M3C). Mint N.H horizontal strip of five with value inscription selvage at top, well-centered, bold color, Extremely Fine, a handsome and scarce multiple, with 2013 Gibbs certificate, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $750.00, SG £600

E. 300-400
750
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4669
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Sale 1259, Lot 4669, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 7-1/2h Carmine, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL27; SG M3C). Block of four with sheet selvage at left, original gum, top left stamp lightly hinged (and margin), other three Mint N.H., bright color, Fine and scarce multiple, with 2012 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $600.00, SG £480

E. 200-300
400
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4670
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Sale 1259, Lot 4670, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 15h Ultramarine, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL28; SG M4C). Block of four, original gum, top left stamp hinge reinforced to selvage (which has become detached from stamps), other three Mint N.H., intense shade, Very Fine and scarce multiple, with 2012 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $1,000.00, SG £720

E. 300-400
400
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4671
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Sale 1259, Lot 4671, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 20h Orange & Black on Yellow, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL29; SG M5C). Mint N.H., excellent centering, fresh colors, Very Fine, signed Holcombe and with photocopy of his 1990 certificate for a set from which this originates, catalogued as hinged, Scott $500.00, SG £350

E. 200-300
500
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4672
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Sale 1259, Lot 4672, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 1r Red, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL32; SG M8C). Mint N.H. with large sheet selvage at top, intensely rich shade, precise centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-RUPEE "G.R. MAFIA" OVERPRINT IN REDDISH VIOLET. ONLY ABOUT TWELVE ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN PRINTED. ARGUABLY THE FINEST RECORDED COPY OF THIS RARITY.

Our census is available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/mafia/scott/NL32 .

Census no. NL32-OG-01. Ex "Tatiana". With 1990 Holcombe certificate. Catalogued as hinged. Scott $11,000.00. SG £12,000

E. 7,500-10,000
14,000
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4673
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Sale 1259, Lot 4673, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 2r Yellow Green, Reddish Violet Overprint (NL33; SG M9C). Mint N.H., perfectly centering with wide margins, lovely rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE AND RARE NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-RUPEE WITH "G.R. MAFIA" OVERPRINT IN REDDISH VIOLET. ONLY NINE ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. A MAJOR MAFIA ISLANDS AND BRITISH COMMONWEALTH RARITY.

Our census is available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/mafia/scott/NL33 . Of the nine recorded, two are contained in a pair and one is without gum. Of the remaining six singles, two have minor faults and another is hinged.

Census no. NL33-OG-01. Ex "Tatiana". With 1961 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued as hinged. Scott $12,500.00. SG £13,000

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
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4674
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Sale 1259, Lot 4674, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 6c on 7-1/2h Carmine, Violet Surcharge (NL44; SG M13). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, a rare stamp, signed Bloch, with 1955 B.P.A. and 2004 Brandon certificates, Scott $2,450.00, SG £2,750

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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4675
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Sale 1259, Lot 4675, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 6c on 15h Ultramarine, Violet Surcharge (NL45; SG M14). Original gum, minor h.r., precise centering with wide margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, a rare stamp in pristine condition, according to Power Search, this is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2007 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,250.00, SG £2,500

E. 500-750
1,400
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4676
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Sale 1259, Lot 4676, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 6c on 20h Orange & Black on Yellow, Violet Surcharge (NL46; SG M15). Mint N.H. bottom right corner sheet selvage with "H 2031-10" in bottom selvage, bold colors, minor crease in selvage only

FINE. A RARE AND HANDSOME NEVER-HINGED POSITIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENTS ON 20-HELLER SURCHARGE.

Ex Tompkins. With 1955 B.P.A. (as block of four from which this originates) and 1991 R.P.S. certificates. Catalogued as hinged. Scott $3,350.00. SG £4,000

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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4677
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Sale 1259, Lot 4677, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 24p-25h Fiscal Overprints (NL54-NL59; SG M21-M26). Complete set of six values, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered and far better than typically encountered, bold colors

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE SIX VALUES OF THE 1915 OVERPRINTS ON THE FISCAL STAMPS OF GERMAN EAST AFRICA.

With 2009 Brandon and 2013 Gibbs set certificates. Scott $7,100.00. SG £6,400

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E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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4678
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Sale 1259, Lot 4678, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 25h Gray (NL59; SG M26). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, bold color on bright paper, Very Fine, a scarce overprint on the German East Africa fiscal stamp, with 2010 Gibbs certificate, Scott $1,200.00, SG £1,100

E. 400-500
600
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4679
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Sale 1259, Lot 4679, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 24p Vermilion on Buff (NL60; SG M27). Original gum, small h.r., bold color, clear overprint, Very Fine, with 2004 Brandon certificate, Scott $1,650.00, SG £1,400

E. 500-750
1,400
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4680
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Sale 1259, Lot 4680, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 25h Dull Green (NL62; SG M29). Original gum, h.r., excellent centering with wide margins, fresh color, minor vertical crease at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2004 Brandon certificate, Scott $1,800.00, SG £1,500

E. 500-750
1,400
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4681
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Sale 1259, Lot 4681, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 50h Slate (NL63; SG M30). Original gum, small h.r., bold color on bright paper, Very Fine and scarce stamp, with 2004 Brandon certificate, Scott $1,800.00, SG £1,500

E. 500-750
1,600
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4682
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Sale 1259, Lot 4682, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 25h Gray (NL65; SG M32). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering with wide margins, deep rich shade on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 Brandon certificate, Scott $1,800.00, SG £1,500

E. 500-750
1,200
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4683
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Sale 1259, Lot 4683, Mafia IslandGERMAN EAST AFRICA, Mafia Island, 1915, 3p-1r I.E.F. Overprint (NL79-NL88; SG M33-M42). Mint N.H. complete set of ten values, impressively fresh overall with excellent centering and bold colors

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE NEVER-HINGED SET OF THE TEN VALUES OF THE MAFIA OVERPRINT ON THE INDIA I.E.F. OVERPRINTS.

With 2006 Brandon and 2013 Gibbs set certificates. Catalogued as hinged. Scott $2,387.50. SG £2,325

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E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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