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.