Auction #125 - Specialized British Empire Public Auction


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Jun 23, 2016 America/Los_Angeles

COLONIAL STAMP CO. Auction #125 - Specialized British Empire Public Auction

Thursday Jun 23, 2016 10:00 America/Los_Angeles

This Auction contains a number of important estates with many 5-figure rarities.

Highlights of the Auction:

• Great Britain is strong in exceptionally well centered 19th-Century high values and better Officials (to the £1). Cyprus starts with a #1 mint--Plate 19!

• Gold Coast weighs in with a 20/- red and green used (ex-Col. Danson and “Nashville”), this is one of only 2 known genuine examples, plus a scarce used £2. There is strong Togo to the 1M and a large Zanzibar section.

• Quite a few good New South Wales Sydney Views, nice Australian Postage Dues. Fiji “Times” 1d and 6d values, strong New Zealand “O.P.S.O.” section and the KE VII ½d green overprint error (one of only five!).

• A strong range of 19th-Century Bahamas and also nice British Guiana “Ships” and scarce provisionals, some interesting and scarce “Saints” stamps (esp. the large St. Vincent section).

• Jordan is strongly represented and we have the rare key Sudan Army Official.

• Bechuanaland ranges to the £5 and the 5/- and 10/- “Protectorate” overprints, Cameroons showcases scarce used high values, Cape shows off a 1d “wood block” error of color and the key perorated ½d on 3d overprint wmkd CC, lots of Madagascar Consulate stamps, New Britain selections of “G.R.I.”s to the 5/- on 5M, New Republic features the 1d “black”, there are important Rhodesia through the £5 overprint, used, plus a £1 perf 15 mint “Double Head”.

• Many “key” stamps of Canada including a #1 bottom right corner margin copy and choice Classics and Jubilees can be found.

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