Auction #138 - Public Auction


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May 11, 2023 America/Los_Angeles

COLONIAL STAMP CO. Auction #138 - Public Auction

Thursday May 11, 2023 14:00 America/Los_Angeles
Last date for bids: 
Thursday May 11, 2023 13:00 America/Los_Angeles

Welcome to our first Public Auction of 2023 - #138
We are offering a marvelous range including many scarce and desirable rarities from a number of estates and collections.
Great Britain and British Europe:  Great Britain features a mint “Penny Black”(Plate 6); a 1856 4d Medium Garter, perf 14 mint; 1860 1½d rosy mauve unissued shade; 1880 2/- brown wing-margin mint; 1867 5/- rose mint Maltese Cross (Plate 1); 1882 £1 brown-lilac, superb, used; 1882 £5 orange on blued paper; 1913 £1 green never hinged; 20+ lots of Officials including a mint 5/- “I R Official”; Levant errors; Cyprus has a 1923 £1, rare used.
British Africa:  Bechuanaland 1888 2d on 2d green overprint (superb with Brandon certificate); British Central Africa has a 1d on 3/- “PNNEY” error in a block of 9 (few blocks known); Cameroons “C.E.F.” complete used – all very rare thus!; Cape of Good Hope shows a mint 1a(1) with Sismondo certificate, a 4d blue on blue used  block of 4; a 39 (46) mint with an RPSL certificate; Mafeking with a “large” mint General Baden-Powell; Gambia with U.P.U. specimen in strips of 5 (one malformed “S”!); Gold Coast 95 (102) £2 very rare used; rare Griqualand pane and large blocks; Kenya mint £4; Madagascar features 16 different; some scarce New Republics; Rhodesia shines with mint £10 and scarce £2 rosy red on thick paper; Sierra Leone has scarce surcharges and a 1923 £5 mint; South West Africa shows a rare used £1 pair; Togo  1914 50pf mint, 1M used (tied to piece), 2M Occupation double overprint used (1 of 8 known!).
British Asia:  India 25 (65) 8a carmine – the greatest perforated Q Victoria mint regular issue; Patiala 23 (29) 2R overprint – very rare used; we show some better Jordan; Federated Malaya States 13A (14) $25 – the first used example we have offered by us in our 50 years!
British North America:  Canada has a range of choice classics, Jubilees complete, several $ values superb; British Columbia & Vancouver Island features 3 (11) the “key” 5¢ rose imperf, mint, expertized.
British Oceania:  Cook Islands and Niue have many great rarities!; Fiji with 4 different “Times Express”; New Britain up to the 3/- on 3M, mint; New Zealand shines with classics and Officials; North West Pacific Islands features rare and key values plus overprint errors.

Did I overlook some additional “good” stamps as I usually do?  No doubt!
As always best of bidding luck!

P.S. for over 50 years our personalized want list work has dwarfed our Public Auctions.  Please feel free to forward copies of your current lists and it will be bounced against our multi-million dollar, 50 volume, stock.  We usually can be of great help!


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