1 (2) 1840 1d black Q Victoria, wmkd Small Crown, imperf, very close margins, with black Maltese Cross cancellation, fair
Auction #128 - Public Auction
By: COLONIAL STAMP CO.
COLONIAL STAMP CO. Auction #128 - Public Auction
Colonial Stamp Company’s Spring Sale
Our 128th Specialized British Empire Public Auction
Emphasis on 1840-1935 issues
Featuring a marvelous early Colonial collection that was seriously built-up over many years by a great private client of ours, from New England. He has an eye for scarce mint 20th-Century popular K Edward VII and K George V high values.
Great Britain features £1 from Q Victoria, K Edward VII and K George V; there are Gibraltar values to the £5.
British Central Africa has a £25 mint while Kenya & Uganda has K George V to the £5 and Natal also has a £5. Nyasaland goes to a £10 while Sierra Leone has both £5s. British East Africa ranges to the 50R and there are strong Gold Coast items (to the £2) and 34 different Madagascar lots. Seychelles features a Z52 38¢ on 9d rarity and there is a Stellaland “Twee” error, major Togo items (to the 1M) and strong Zanzibar with 2½d provisional varieties, 200R Sultan’s Palace (never hinged) and more.
Canada shines with a Jubilee set to the $5, 1¢ Large Queen on laid paper with two Nova Scotia 1/-. There are comprehensive and strong runs of Bahamas and Barbados.
Falkland Islands features Centenary set and a scarce 5/- shade (never hinged!). St. Helena shows the Tristan Relief set mint (plus used in blocks of 4). Samoa runs to the £5.
New Zealand has both “Teddy Bear” errors, ARs, OPSOs and more. There are quite a few rare Pacific Islands varieties and some nice Australian ‘Roos.
Straits Settlements has both K Edward VII $25s and Hong Kong has some nice lots to the $10.
Overall this Auction features a strong selection of popular Colonial sets and high values (many never hinged); A-Z, with many difficult and hard to find lots.
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Lot #2 - Great Britain
6 (57) 1848 10d brown Q Victoria embossed, unwmkd, imperf, four large margins, rich color, light centered numeral "24" grid cancel, choice!, signed Calves, SUPERB, with Philatelic Foundation certificate
Lot #3 - Great Britain
33 (43) Attractive 1881 cover to England, written by W. Gray Wilson, Assistant Colonial Secretary in British Honduras, from Government House British Honduras (crest on flap), to "Mrs Wilson", sent to London by Diplomatic Pouch (free), where it was franked for inland postage with 1d rose-red Victoria, Plate 171, canceled with London duplex mark, receipt mark on rev, scarce, an exceptional cover and exhibition item, fine
Lot #4 - Great Britain
33 (43) 1864 1d rose-red Q Victoria, wmkd Large Crown, perf 14, Plate 225, a magnificent perfectly centered example of this "key" plate, numeral cancel, rarely met with in this quality!, SUPERB
Lot #5 - Great Britain
33, 33a, 33b (43, 44) 1864 1d rose-red (shades) Q Victoria, wmkd Large Crown, complete set of Plate numbers 71-225 (less number 77, 151 stamps total), an exceptional hand-picked collection very selectively formed over many years with attention to cancels and centering, overall this is by far the nicest such plating we have ever seen, the new owner will be very pleased indeed, ex-Crawford, VF-S
Lot #6 - Great Britain
40 (87) 1862 9d straw Q Victoria, Plate 2, wmkd Emblems, perf 14, used, signed, VF-S
Lot #7 - Great Britain
50 (106) 1867 6d purple Q Victoria with hyphen, Plate 6, wmkd Spray of Rose, perf 14, VF
Lot #8 - Great Britain
57a (127) 1867 5' pale rose Q Victoria, Plate 1, wmkd Maltese Cross, perf 15½x15, rich color, attractively applied numeral "466" cancel, perfectly centered, SUPERB
Lot #9 - Great Britain
65 (151) 1880 1' orange-brown Q Victoria, Plate 13, wmkd Spray of Rose, perf 14, well centered, fresh color, light cds, scarce thus!, XF
Lot #10 - Great Britain
90a (134) 1882 5' rose Q Victoria, Plate 4, white paper, wmkd Large Anchor, perf 14, a very well centered example, with numeral "85" grid cancel, XF, with Philatelic Foundation certificate
Lot #11 - Great Britain
91a (135) 1883 10' greenish grey Q Victoria on white paper, Plate 1, wmkd Large Anchor, perf 14, face-free cancel, F-VF
Lot #12 - Great Britain
94-95 (159, 162) 1883 3d on 3d-6d on 6d lilac Q Victoria, wmkd Imperial Crown, perf 14, OG, HR, F-VF
Lot #13 - Great Britain
96 (178) 1883-84 2'6d lilac Q Victoria on white paper, wmkd Large Anchor, perf 14, very well centered, signed Maier, OG, VLH, SUPERB
Lot #14 - Great Britain
98-107 (187-196) 1883-84 ½d-1' Q Victoria, wmkd Imperial Crown, perf 14, missing the 2½d lilac (9 values), 3d with violet marking on reverse, fine
Lot #15 - Great Britain
106 var (195Wi) 1883 9d dull green Q Victoria, perf 14, VARIETY - wmk Imperial Crown sideways inverted, OG, VLH, SUPERB
Lot #16 - Great Britain
109 var (183a) 1884 10' pale ultramarine Q Victoria on white paper, wmkd Large Anchor, perf 14, diagonal gum crease, OG, NH, fine app
Lot #17 - Great Britain
110 (185) 1884 £1 brown-lilac Q Victoria (frame complete), wmkd Three Imperial Crowns, perf 14, fresh, very well centered, used, VF-S
Lot #18 - Great Britain
111-22,125-26 (197//211,213-14) 1887-1900 ½d-1' Q Victoria Jubilee set, wmkd Imperial Crown, cplt (14) per Stanley Gibbons, OG, LH, F-VF
Lot #19 - Great Britain
124 (212) 1891 £1 green Q Victoria, wmkd Three Crowns, perf 14, vertical gum crease, OG, VLH, F-VF app
Lot #20 - Great Britain
124 (212) 1891 £1 green Q Victoria, wmkd Three Crowns, perf 14, very well centered, fresh rich color, light cds, a choice example, signed Braun, XF
Lot #21 - Great Britain
127-43 (215-248, 250-66) 1902-11 ½d-£1 K Edward VII, wmkd Imperial Crown, Anchor, or Three Crowns, perf 14, cplt (17) with the 1904 ½d pale shade, OG, HR, F-VF
Lot #22 - Great Britain
173b (399) 1913 2'6d deep sepia-brown K George V Sea Horses, Waterlow ptg, wmkd "GvR" Single Cypher, perf 11x12, OG, VLH, SUPERB
Lot #23 - Great Britain
174 (401) 1913 5' rose-carmine K George V Sea Horses, Waterlow printing, wmkd "GvR" Single Cypher, perf 11x12, OG, VLH, SUPERB
Lot #24 - Great Britain
175 (402) 1913 10' indigo-blue K George V Sea Horses, Waterlow printing, wmkd "GvR" Single Cypher, perf 11x12, OG, VLH, SUPERB