We welcome all of you back to our Auction 134.. We hope that you have all weathered the pandemic in good order! It looks like things are beginning to come back to normal, but sadly we lost a few old friends. It was an unusual year for us, but the Private Treaty / Want List Department surprisingly thundered ahead at great speed. Clients had a lot of time to work on their collections, I moved the 50 volumes of stock into my home February (2020) and conducted business from my “kitchen table” to a strong 7-figure effect, both in purchases and sales.
Auction 134 contains the results of months of work, booth in purchases as well as several important consignments we received. In the pages of this catalogue you will find many great interesting lots and rarities!
Great Britain includes many important items with a mint £5 orange QV through to scarce Officials. Cyprus is almost complete to the £5. Gibraltar has all the “Key” stamps including £5 mint.
New South Wales has mint examples of some scarce stamps and South Australia features both £5 and £10 mint as well as the 2/6d “O. S.”!
Australia showcases 6 mint £2 Kangaroos. Fiji features 4 “Times Express” issues! New Britain has the very rare 5/- on 5M mint. Strong New Zealand with 7 “O.P.S.O.”s! There are rarely seen multiples of North West Pacific Islands and a rare used high value.
Bahamas has a 1854 2d bisect cover. British Guiana opens with a 12¢ blue Cotton Reel plus rare provisionals (6¢ Official – mint!). Strong Canada and Provinces: British Columbia with all the mint rarities; Newfoundland with mint treasures (6d orange-vermilion and a NH 1930 “Columbia” Air Mail); Nova Scotia’s 1/- mint on bluish is a rarely seen stamp; Canada backs up a complete set of Jubilees with an almost impossible mint 1¢ on one-third 3¢ “Port Hood” (ex-Dale Lichtenstein!). Cayman Islands has major rarities and Falklands features the popular Tercentenary” set complete mint. Malta has the key 10/- wmkd MCA
Quite a few Bechuanaland items of interest. There is a good run of Cape and Mafeking. Rare Griqualand multiples, and a highlight of this Auction is Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika with all the mint K George V high values £1-£10! Large section of Madagascar Consular Mail issues (25!); 50 lots of Rhodesia to the £10 plus double heads and Admirals. Sierra Leone has “key” £5s and we feature a marvelous run of Zanzibar – rare overprint errors, all the highly popular Sultan’s Palace and Dhow issues.
We close the Auction with both a large British Colonies collection and a great big German States and Colonies lot.
Did I forget a few good stamps and sections? No doubt! As always: