Important Stamps and Covers of the British Commonwealth - Conducted behind closed doors

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Important Stamps and Covers of the British Commonwealth - Conducted behind closed doors

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This interesting sale includes a further offering of the ever popular 1961 Decimal Surcharges of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland with a range of surcharge types and errors. There is also a wonderful offering of the Southern Rhodesia 1931, 1932 and 1935-41 2d. and 3d. Victoria Falls issues including the 1932 3d. top right corner block of four imperforate horizontally. Other good items/sections include Australia Kangaroo high value, a 1900 Ethiopia/Somaliland combination card, India 1948 Gandhi 10r. complete mint sheet, a mint Straits Settlements 1921 $500 and a section of Victoria covers including registered mail.

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Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesEssay10/- in brown-buff in a vertical format with a Kangaroo on map of Australia, no Tasmania and with two value circles at top (Type 2), saw-tooth roulette 14½ on thin white card, very fine. Unique. A superb essay of the highest quality and importance. B.P.A. Certificate (2012). BW KE15, $100,000. Photoprovenance:J.A. Kilfoyle, October 1961Harmers auction, July 1999Morgan, November 2012Chartwell, May 2018Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesFirst Watermark6d. ultramarine, Die IIA (substituted cliché), unused with large part original gum; some light tone spots and shortish perfs at foot, nevertheless an elusive stamp. S.G. 9b, £6,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesFirst Watermark£1 brown and ultramarine, centred to the left; large part original gum, very lightly toned gum not affecting the appearance. S.G. 15, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesFirst Watermark£2 black and rose, centred slightly to the right, cancelled by two partial light datestamps leaving much of the design clear; fine. S.G. 16, £4,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesThird Watermark£1 chocolate and dull blue, large part original gum; a few uneven perfs otherwise fine. S.G. 44, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesThird Watermark£2 black and rose, unused with part original toned gum; a few soiled and uneven perfs. S.G. 45, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesThird Watermark£2 black and rose, well-centred and cancelled by light datestamp; a few uneven perforations at foot, otherwise a fine example. S.G. 45, £3,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesThird Watermark£2 grey and crimson, large part original gum; uneven and ragged perfs in places, good colour, fine. S.G. 45a, £4,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesSmall Multiple Watermark£2 black and rose, centred to lower left; lightly mounted mint, fine. S.G. 114, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Australia1913-36 Kangaroo IssuesC of A Watermark£2 black and rose, well-centred and with large part original gum; a couple of shortish perforations, still a good example. S.G. 138, £4,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Basutoland1900 (16 May) 1d. soldier's envelope to Devon, marked "On Field Service, no more stamps available", bearing GB 1d. cancelled by "british army field post office" c.d.s. and showing "mafeteng" c.d.s. alongside. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Basutoland1900 soldier's envelope to England headed "From No. 2253 Pte H Thornton A Company, 1st. Batt Worcester Regt. Field Force South Africa / Active Service", bearing G.B. 1d. lilac tied by "leribe" c.d.s. with Birmingham arrival on reverse. Envelope a little stained and creased though rare with use of G.B. postage stamp and from a small force. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1933-64 Postage Due mint and used collection including 1933 1d. carmine and 2d. violet perforated and also overprinted 'specimen' in violet, 1d. carmine marginal mint blocks of six (2), 1d. scarlet pair used and a single and a block of four both used on cover, 2d. violet marginal mint blocks of six (2), 2d. violet corner block of four, two with variety large 'd', 2d. violet full sheet of sixty with large 'd' and other varieties, 1961 Surcharge 5c. on 2d. violet Type II corner block of six with variety St. Edward's Crown (Philatelic Foundation Certificate) and a block of four, 1964 1...

Basutoland1937-61 specialised collection in an album including 1954 set mint and used, the set to 10/- in corner plate blocks and a few values in imprint blocks, 1959 Provisional ½d. on 2d. in blocks of four and larger, 1961 Surcharge set used and also in plate blocks of four or larger multiples, both Types I and II some with minor varieties, 2c. on 2d. with surcharge inverted, 10c. on 1/- Type II mint, 25c. on 2/6d. Types I, II and III mint, 1r. Type I mint, etc., a useful collection worthy of closer inspectionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and C...

(x) Basutoland1943 (21 Jan) envelope to Switzerland, bearing 3d. blue tied by "thaba tseka" c.d.s. alongside superb strike of "paray hospital" cachet, envelope opened-out for display and showing two different South African Censor labels and two different German censor markings. An attractive piece showing a variety of markings.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1954-61 collection on pages including 1954 Definitive set to 10/- mint, 1961 Surcharge specialised collection with the set in blocks of four and larger multiples with some values in full and part sheets both mint and used, minor varieties including misplaced and under-inked surcharges, broken fractions etc., also plate blocks, imprint blocks, 1r. with surcharge Types I, II and III etc., a lovely group for the specialistSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1954 Definitives, a hand-drawn pen and wash essay depicting frame plate layout for 1d. to 5/- values, executed on board (130 x 115mm.) marked '28 x 23' in blue ink at upper right, fine and very attractive. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archivesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1954 Definitive 10/- essay in pencil, olive-green wash and Chinese white on buff paper (95 x 110mm.) with enlarged sketches of the base and vertical frame detail, various endorsements; very fine and rare. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archivesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges½c. on ½d. grey-black and sepia, a strip of four from the right of the sheet, the first stamp variety surcharge double and the others with traces of doubling; fresh and fine, unmounted mint. S.G. 58a, £1,250+. Photoprovenance:R. W. Tompkins, November 2006Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges½c. on ½d. grey-black and sepia, strip of three with part imprint and plate numbers, the third stamp variety surcharge double, some very light gum bends not affecting appearance; fine unmounted mint and an attractive positional piece. B.P.A. (1977) and R.P.S. (1996) Certificates. S.G. 58a, £1,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges½c. on ½d. black and sepia with margin at left, variety surcharge double, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. Certificate (1997). S.G. 58a, £1,250. Photoprovenance:Harmer's of London, December 1996Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges1c. on 1d. grey-black and bluish green, strip of six with margins at either end, the right hand stamp with surcharge virtually omitted, fine unmounted mint, mounted in the margin only. R.P.S. Certificate (1995) S.G. 59var. Photoprovenance:Christie's Robson Lowe, September 1995Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges1c. on 1d. grey-black and bluish green, block of four variety strong surcharge offset on reverse, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 59var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges2c. on 2d. deep bright-blue and orange a group with misplaced surcharges comprising a corner block of six, a pair from the lower left corner of the sheet (with B.P.A. Certificate) and a single example with 'c' of surcharge into vignette; a fine unmounted mint group. S.G. 60var.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges2c. on 2d. deep bright-blue and orange, block of four from the upper-left corner of the sheet, variety surcharge inverted, fine unmounted mint and a scarce multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (1997). S.G. 60a, £1,200+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges2c. on 2d. deep bright-blue and orange, block of four, variety surcharge inverted, fine unmounted mint and a scarce multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (1997). S.G. 60a, £1,200+. Photoprovenance:Harmer's of London, December 1996Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges2c. on 2d. deep bright-blue and orange variety surcharge inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 60a, £300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges2c. on 2d. deep bright-blue and orange from the trial printing with large bold surcharge, fresh and fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. Certificate (1996). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges2c. on 2d. deep bright-blue and orange variety surcharge inverted, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. Certificate (1997). S.G. 60a, £300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges10c. on 1/- bronze green and purple, Type II, block of six with part imprint and plate numbers, a fine unmounted positional piece. S.G. 64a, £1,350. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Basutoland1961 Decimal Surcharges10c. on 1/- bronze green and purple, Type II, block of four from the foot of the sheet with full imprint, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 64a, £900. Photoprovenance:Christie's Robson Lowe, September 1995Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

BatumBritish OccupationPostcard Stamps: 1919 35k. on 4k. Romanov in red-brown, unused without gum as usual. A fine and remarkable example of this rare stamp (only 78 were issued and there is a low survival rate). Signed Bloch and other handstamps on reverse. Friedl Certificate (1978). S.G. P2, £18,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1955-1961 mint and used collection including 1955-58 set mint, 1961 Surcharge set to 1r. used on first day cover, 1c. to 1r. in mint corner blocks of four, some plate number blocks, minor varieties including misplaced surcharges, re-entries etc., some values in used blocks of four, 2½c. on 3d. imprint block of four with spaced 'c', 1r. with Type I surcharge, Postage Dues including 2c. on 2d. violet ordinary paper, blocks, etc. A lovely collection for the specialistSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1955-61 mint and used balance of collection including some 1955 Definitive set to 10/- used, 1961 Surcharges mint to 1r. including mint blocks of some values, 1r. Type I marginal mint example, Type II with misplaced surcharges (2) and Type III with a corner pair and two further examples, most values also used including all three Types of the 1r., Postage Dues with ordinary paper, mint multiples and full sheets, later commemoratives used etc., a lovely lot.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1960 (21 Dec.) envelope from Ghanzi addressed locally, bearing 1955 2d. red-brown bisected diagonally and tied by double-ring d.s. A scarce and unusual unofficial bisect usage. Accompanied by an article written by Sir John Inglefierld-Watson. Photoprovenance:Sir John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal Surcharges2½c. on 2d. red-brown, Type II, a marginal strip of ten with surcharge grossly misplaced resulting in the top stamp without surcharge, the others with surcharge at top, fresh and fine unmounted mint. The rarest of all the surcharge varieties and of the highest exhibition calibre. R.P.S. Certificate (1975). S.G. 159b, £16,000. Photoprovenance:"County", September 2003Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal Surcharges10c. on 1/- black and olive-green strip of six with margin at either end, the surcharge grossly misplaced resulting in the right hand stamp without surcharge and almost complete "0c." in margin at left, one small hinge between central pair, leaving the rest inclduing the right hand pair unmounted mint. A fine and spectacular piece. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). S.G. 163a, £13,000. Photoprovenance:"County", September 2003Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal Surcharges1r. on 10/- black and red-brown, Type I, an imprint block of four, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). S.G. 167, £1,100+. Photoprovenance:"County", September 2003Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal Surcharges1r. on 10/- black and red-brown, Type I, plate block of four from the lower right of the sheet, lightly mounted on the upper pair only. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). S.G. 167, £1,100. Photoprovenance:"County", September 2003Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal Surcharges1r. on 10/- black and red-brown, Type I, a marginal example from the foot of the sheet, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). S.G. 167, £275. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal Surcharges1r. on 10/- black and red-brown, two examples, one Type II from the right of the sheet and the other with surcharge central at foot, believed to have come from the Botswana Post archive, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 167var.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal SurchargesBisect Cover1961 (29 May) envelope from Tsessebe Station to Bulawayo, bearing marginal 5c. on 6d. purple bisected vertically and with manuscript "2½c." surcharge in blue ink followed by a set of initial, neatly cancelled by double-ring datestamp; scarce. R.P.S. (2003) and B.P.A. (2004) Certificates. Photoprovenance:"County", September 2003Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bechuanaland1961 Decimal SurchargesPostage Due1c. on 1d. from the top of the sheet, variety surcharge double, unmounted mint. S.G. D7ab, £375. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

BechuanalandRevenue Stamps1932 £1, 1938 £1 and 1961 10r. on £5 orange and black (2, both on small pieces one with part imprint at foot), all used; fine. Barefoot 65, 66, 71. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

BechuanalandRevenue Stamps1961 10r. on £5 orange and black block of four cancelled by Registration ovals; fine. Barefoot 71provenance:Grosvenor, May 2011Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

BechuanalandRevenue Stamps1961 10r. on £5 black and orange horizontal pair cancelled by Registration oval and tied to small piece. Barefoot 71Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

British East Africa1902 (3 Nov.) envelope registered to Lamu, bearing 1897-1903 CC 10r. yellow-bistre tied by "lamu/e.a. protectorate" c.d.s. with a further strike alongside and showing boxed "r/lamu'" registration handstamp to face; a scarce and attractive commercial usage. S.G. 97. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

British Guiana1853 (31 May) entire letter headed "Palmyra" and with contemporary ink framing, to Georgetown, bearing 1852 (Jan.) 4c. black on deep blue with good to very large margins, neatly cancelled and tied by "demerara" double-arc datestamp for 3 June and with a further strike of the double-arc datestamp on reverse; the adhesive with surface rubbing as usual and the entire letter with central vertical fold and spike hole, nevertheless an attractive example of this rare stamp on cover. Considered one of the finest of the few known. Briefmarkenprüfstelle (2004) and Brandon (2006) Certifica...

British Guiana1856 surface-coloured paper, 4c. black on rose-carmine initialled "EDW" (E.D. Wight), cut leaving outer lettering virtually intact, neatly cancelled with Demerara double-arc datestamp for August (day unclear). 1856. R.P.S. Certificate (1998) states "the letters of "british" and some of the Demerara obliteration have been inked over. Extensive surface abrasions and some thins repaired", nevertheless a presentable example of this very rare stamp. S.G. 25, £40,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

British Guiana1856 (24 Mar.) envelope from Demerara to Mahaicony, bearing 1856 surfaced-colured paper 4c. black on magenta initialled "CAW" (C.A. Watson) and cut octagonally leaving design intact, neatly cancelled with double-arc datestamp; the adhesive with small natural surface erosion at top and small closed tear outside design at upper left, the envelope with slight ageing and cut to show another example of the despatch datestamp on reverse. A very rare stamp on cover. B.P.A. Certificate (2017). S.G. 24. Photoprovenance:Alfred Caspary, May 1957Robert Van Beuren Emmons, January 2017Subject...

British Honduras1888 (Jan.) "2/cents" on 6d. rose showing slanting "2" with curved foot which occurred on the first (trial) setting only, fine unused with part original gum. Very rare, only eight examples recorded. B.P.A. Certificate (2006). S.G. 25c, £3250. Photoprovenance:Sir Henry TuckerSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cape of Good HopeThe Triangular StampsDie Proofs6d. in black on India paper on card, a pair from the early state of the die with deeply engraved background, one showing a short dash above "pe" of "pence" and the other with an extra line of engraving oustside the "postage" panel; good margins all round; two small light soil marks on one side, otherwise fine and rare. Photoprovenance:Alan Stevenson, November 1950Robert Van Buren Emmons, January 2017Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cape of Good HopeThe Triangular StampsDie Proofs1/- black Die B on India paper, good to large margins, fine and rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1990). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cape of Good HopeThe Triangular Stamps1863-64 De La Rue4d. steel-blue, large regular margins all round, fresh unused with part original gum; trace of a gum crease, otherwise fine. A most attractive example of this rare shade. S.G. 19c, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cape of Good HopeThe Triangular Stamps1863-64 De La Rue6d. bright mauve block of eight with good to large margins, fresh unused with large part original gum; small scissor-cut between two impressions, otherwise fine. A scarce and most attractive multiple. S.G. 20, £3,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cape of Good HopeThe Triangular StampsCovers1860 (17 Feb.) envelope from Cape Town to Chelmsford, bearing 1855-63 white paper 1d. rose pair with good to huge margins and 4d. deep blue with large margins on two sides, small parts of triangular cancellation and with the 4d. tied by "paid/devonport/cape-packet" (1.4) datestamp and with London Paid datestamp (2.4) alongside, manuscript accountancy "5" at lower right corner, the reverse with despatch and arrival (2.4) datestamps; non-contemporary ink notation at left though an attractive franking of the 6d. Packet letter rate. Photoprovenance:C. E...

Cape of Good HopeThe Triangular StampsCovers1861 (2 Nov.) entire from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, bearing "Woodblock" 4d. deep bright blue with good to very large margins and tied by triangular cancellation, despatch and arrival (5.11) datestamps; filing crease well clear of the adhesive. R.P.S. Certificate (1965) which states that the stamp has been previously removed from the cover. S.G. 14c. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cape of Good HopeThe Triangular StampsCovers1865 (9 June) envelope from Kalk Bay to Eerste River, bearing 1863-64 1d. deep carmine-red with good to large margins (small painted repair at apex) and with neat triangular cancellation, despatch oval datestamp most unusually on face with date completed in manuscript, and with Cape Town datestamp (9.6) towards centre; a most attractive franking of the local 1d. rate. B.P.A. Certificate (2015). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Ceylon1860 (28 Feb.) mourning envelope from Pusilawe to Glasgow, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 1857-59 white paper 1d. blue (touched at top and left) and 8d. brown (outer frame-line touched in two places), both clearly tied by light oval of bars, showing unframed "cr" (Caledonian Railway) in red and, on reverse, despatch with manuscript date inserted and arrival (27.3) datestamps; the envelope with flap missing and some peripheral faults. A rare franking. R.P.S. Certificate (2018). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Ethiopia1900 (8 June) Ethiopia 1g. blue stationery card to Zurich, clearly cancelled by bi-lingual "harar" c.d.s. in blue with another fine strike alongside, bearing India ½a. green and 2a. violet being applied for overseas mail as Ethiopia was not a member of the UPU until 1908, both tied by "B" in circle of bars with "zaila/somaliland" c.d.s. (16.6) alongside and showing Aden (24.6) and arrival (8.7) datestamps. A fine, rare and attractive combination. Photo Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Falkland Islands1904-12 2d. photographic essay affixed to thick card endorsed 'b.' in black and 'See Revised Design P. 187' in red, dated 'Nov. 27th. 01' at upper right and annotated 'duplicate' at foot above proposed colour swatches for Border and Head (purple and blue), fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Falkland Islands1933 Centenary of British Administration½d. to £1 set of twelve, used by generally crisp "port stanley' single or double-ring datestamps, fine examples of this popular set which is rare used. S.G. 127-138, £6,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Falkland Islands1933 Centenary of British Administration5/- black and yellow-orange, with top margin, lightly mounted in the margin only, the stamp is unmounted mint. An exceptionally fine example of this second printing stamp. Only 1320 stamps were printed. S.G. 136a, £3250+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Falkland Islands1933 Centenary of British Administration5/- black and yellow-orange, used by clear central strike of "port stanley/falkland islands/ 8 jy/ 35" c.d.s., fine and scarce. Brandon Certificate (1989). S.G. 136a, £3,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Falkland Islands1933 Centenary of British Administration5/- black and yellow-orange, used by light port stanley' c.d.s., fine and scarce. S.G. 136a, £3,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Falkland Islands1933 Centenary of British Administration10/- black and chestnut, cancelled by "port stanley" c.d.s, fine and scarce used. Stefan Heijtz Certificate (2007). S.G. 137, £1,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Gibraltar1938-51 Script ½d. to £1 without 1½d. slate violet, all perforated "specimen", three sets which were originally strips of three as distributed to the U.P.U.; mainly fine, all unmounted mint. S.G. 121s-131s groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Grenada1943 Script perf. 12, 10/- slate-blue and bright carmine (narrow), block of four from the top of the sheet with guide line and small nick in margin; unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 163c, £3,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1854 1a. vermilion, 9½ arches essay in a lower margin block of four, [106/117], showing some of the margin inscription, without gum as issued; there is a small paper inclusion on the Queen's head which has caused some slight discolouration. Fresh colour and appearance. A very desirable positional block of this very popular issue. S.G. 1, £14,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1948 Independence set of four to 10r. each in complete sheet of fifty, the 1½a. and 12a. with thin backing paper attached, the 3½a. and 10r. fresh unmounted mint (one 10r. value slightly thinned), fine and rare in full sheets. S.G. 305-308, £22,000++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaAbyssinia Field Force1868 (5 March) envelope to Bangalore, bearing India 1866-78 Die I 4a. green with "F.F." (Field Force) in diamond of bars and tied by pen strokes, on reverse red "abyssinia field force post office" d.s., Bombay and Bangalore transit markings, the envelope with some white spotting, fine and rare. Very few entires recorded. B.P.A. Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IraqMandate1931 25r. violet, fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 92, £1,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IraqMosul1919 8a. on 1pi. violet, the error, a block of four with large part original gum; a few shortish perfs. at foot, fine, fresh and very rare. S.G. 8cc, £14,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IraqMosul8a. on 1pi. violet, the error, fine unused with large part original gum. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1976). S.G. 8cc, £3,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika1904-07 MCA 1r. green, 4r. grey and emerald-green and 5r. grey and red, each used with clear c.d.s. for Mombasa or Nairobi, the 4r. and 5r. tied to small pieces, fine. S.G. 26, 29-30, £495Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika1904-07 MCA 50r. grey and red-brown, a perfectly centred mint example, fine and lightly mounted. S.G. 33, £2,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika1916 (9 May) On His Italian Majesty's Service envelope from Nairobi to Modena, bearing 1912-21 5c., 2r. and 3r. tied by "nairobi" c.d.s., signed by "h.r. agente consolare" in left hand corner, 'insured' red label and endorsed "value insured for £120" in pen at right, Consular red wax seals on reverse along with transit and arrival markings. Attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika1921 50r. carmine and green, lightly mounted mint; centred a little to the right. Fresh and very fine. A very appealing example of this stamp. S.G. 75, £3250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika1922-27 £10 black and green, a well-centred exampe of this popular rarity with large part original gum; very light gum bend otherwise fresh and fine. Ceremuga Certificate (2008). S.G. 100, £14,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1912-21 MCA 100r. purple and black on red and 500r. green and red on green, both cancelled by framed datestamp in violet, fine. S.G. 62-63, £1,100. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1912-21 MCA 100r. purple and black on red, vertical pair cancelled by oval cachet in violet with manuscript date and signature; a scarce multiple. S.G. 62, £500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1912-21 MCA 500r. green and red on green, a vertical pair cancelled by part "registration of documents/department/nairobi" boxed handstamp; fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 63, £1,700+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1918 (13 Aug.) two page Indenture for a land registration, the first part bearing 1912-21 MCA 5r., 10r., 50r. and 100r. to pay the duty, the second part bearing 3r. and 4r. to pay the registration fee, all tied by "crown lands registry/nairobi" boxed handstamps in violet, a very rare example of the 100r. used on a complete document. S.G. 62 etc.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1922 (31 May) piece of document bearing 1912-21 MCA 50c., 2r., 5r., 20r., 50r. and 100r. vertical pair, all tied by "registration of documents/department." boxed cancellations; 100r. multiples are seldom recorded. S.G. 62 etc. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1922-27 £25 black and red and £50 black and brown, both cancelled by crisp Inland Revenue handstamp; fine. S.G. 102-103, £1,150. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1922-27 £50 black and brown, horizontal pair used by crisp Inland Revenue handstamps; a scarce multiple. S.G. 103, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1922-27 £50 black and brown cancelled by "law courts" single-rng datestamp; £75 purple and grey and £100 red and black both used with "inland revenue" handstamps; nice examples of these popular and rare high values. S.G. 103-105, £6,650. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1922-27 £100 red and black, well-centred and cancelled by Inland Revenue handstamp; fine. S.G. 105, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaRevenue Usages1922-27 £100 red and black, cancelled by red embossed Revenue handstamp; fresh and fine. S.G. 105, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

KuwaitOfficial Stamps1923-24 1a. chocolate block of twenty-four (6x4) from the foot of the sheet, variety overprint double, one albino, unmounted mint; superb and and rare. S.G. O2a, £3,360+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

KuwaitOfficial Stamps1923-24 15r. blue and olive used and tied to front of O.H.M.S. envelope addressed to the Secretary of the Far East at the Association of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta; fine and rare used on commercial cover. Holcombe Opinion (1988). S.G. O14. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Leeward Islands1894 (17 Oct.) envelope registered to Bournemouth, bearing 1890 CA 5/- green and blue, tied by "antigua" c.d.s. with a further strike alongside, showing 'r' in oval and, on reverse, Exeter and arrival datestamps; fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1995). S.G. 8. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Long Island1916 6d. black on wove paper (top copy) inverted L-shaped strip of three, the upper left stamp showing extended line below "island"; ink marks affecting right stamp and a little reinforcement at left. Gibbs records just ten unused examples, this being the largest recorded multiple. Holcombe Certificate (1996). S.G. 35. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) MalayaStraits Settlements1904-10 MCA $100 purple and green on yellow, exceptionally lightly mounted with fine and fresh appearance. An important stamp with a fine appearance. S.G. 140, £22,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) MalayaStraits Settlements1904-10 MCA $100 purple and green on yellow, unmounted mint with faint offsetting at foot, otherwise a superb example of this coveted stamp. Experts' signatures and handstamps on reverse. S.G. 140, £22,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MalayaStraits Settlements1921-33 $500 purple and orange-brown overprinted "specimen", large part original gum. Exceptionally fresh and fine. Stunning. S.G. 240ds, £5000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) MalayaStraits Settlements1921-33 Script $500 purple and orange-brown, large part original lightly toned gum just affecting a few perfs, with a fait vertical gum wrinkle; otherwise a superb example of this hugely important world rarity. Pencil signature on the reverse. S.G. 240d, £75,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Mauritius1859 Sherwin 2d. deep blue on bluish paper [5], good to large even margins and cancelled by a very light strike to the barred oval which leaves the profile clear. Fresh with deep, bright colour. A stunning and highly desirable example of this classic rarity. B.P.A. Certificate (1996). S.G. 40, £8000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New South Wales1854 Diadem 1d. plate proof in brown-red on blued paper, a block of twenty from the foot of the sheet, [65-68/89-92/101-104/113-116], showing "ivory heads" on reverse, brilliant impressions and colour; a couple of tiny faults on reverse otherwise fine. The equal largest known multiple. Also GB 1d. red in a similar shade. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New South Wales1858 (Jan.) envelope registered from Sydney to England, bearing Diadem 6d. grey with good margins and "registered" 6d. (affixed over left edge of envelope), both tied by dumb obliterator, showing light "registered/sydney n.s.w." oval d.s. partly overstruck bu "Crown/registered" h.s., both in red, handstruck "6" (additionally tying the Diadem 6d.) and, on reverse, London (15.3) and arrival datestamps. A fine and attractive franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buye...

(x) New South Wales1873 (1 Oct.) envelope to USA, marked "Per Chna, via Brindisi", bearing 1871 2d. and "ninepence" on 10d. tied by two strikes of Sydney duplex, showing red crayon "2", London Paid (24.11) and New York (8.12) transit datestamps in red with New Bedford arrival c.d.s. on reverse; the envelope with part of flap missing. An attractive and very rare useage of the 9d. and 10d. on commercial cover. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New South Wales1897-99 2d. die proof in black on thin glazed card (32x50mm.), fine. This is not cut from the triptych proofs as there are differences in design compared to the 2d. in the tryptich. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New South WalesTelegraph Stamps1871 1d. to 8/- (perf 10) set of eight, all with large part original gum; a few faults in places as to be expected but much above average and exceptionally rare as a complete set in this quality. S.G. T1-T8a, £5730. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New Zealand1958 (Aug.) Kingsford Smith 6d., an enlarged handpainted essay (150x228mm.) in a design similar to that issued, in deep blue and touched-up with Chinese white, executed on thick card (205x315mm.). Unique and spectacular. PhotoNote: This was a joint issue with Australia, designed in New Zealand and printed in Melbourne.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Newfoundland1930 "Columbia" 50c. on 36c. sage-green, large part original toned gum and single toned perf, nevertheless a good example of this important Airmail rarity. Experts' signatures and handstamps on reverse. S.G. 191, £6,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Niue1902 (Apr.) Basted Mills paper, perf 14 ½d. green block of four, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with part original gum. A very rare multiple and probably unique. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). S.G. 3b. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

North Borneo1892 (Mar.) "1/cent." on 4c. pink block of four, variety surcharge on back and on front, fine used with Sandakan c.d.s. for 20 October 1892. A rare multiple from the one sheet of fifty that existed. S.G. 63b, £2400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1937 Coronation issue selection with the set of three perforated "specimen", the set of three in corner blocks of four from the four corners of the sheet and in singles, and 2d. block of fifty (5x10) from the left of the sheet, largely divided between the second and third columns, unmounted mint. S.G. 22-24, £218Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1937 Coronation 3d. blue lower right corner block of four with the upper right stamp showing hyphen< flaw, unused without gum and flaw a little soiled though a very scarce positional multiple. S.G. 24a, £400Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1937 Coronation issue selection of covers (11), three (2 registered, two illustrated) with sets used on day of issue, two used on first flights, others with one to Canada and two (one censored) to U.S.A., and a postcard from Mongu Lealui via Paris to Switzerland and redirected, and 1946 Victory covers (10), four used on day of issue, one bearing perf. 13½ 1½d. and one from BalovaleSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1946 Victory mint collection including the set perforated "specimen", 1½d. Plate 1B/75B and 2d. Plate 1A/76A complete sheets, 1½d. corner blocks of four (9), five with four different plate numbers, Plate 1A showing extra buoy variety and a block of eight, perf. 13½ (3, one used), 3d. blocks of four (5), six and twelve with five showing plate numbers; unmounted and largely fine. S.G. 46, 47, £290Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1948 Silver Wedding Issue1½d. plate block of thirty (5x6) and five blocks of four, four from the four corners of the sheet, and 20/- blocks of four (3, two from the upper and lower left corners of the sheet) and a corner single with sheet number "079", the latter in two distinct shades; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 48, 49, £1,577Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1948 Silver Wedding Issue20/- brown-lake perforated "specimen" (B9), without gum. Unique. B.P.A. Certificate (1998). Photoprovenance:Christie's Robson Lowe auction, 1986, when soid for £4,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1948 Silver Wedding Issue20/- brown-lake lower right corner block of four with plate number "1", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 49, £480+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1948 Silver Wedding Issue20/- brown-lake marginal block of four with imprint, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 49, £480+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1948 Silver Wedding IssueA selection of covers comprising the set of plate number singles on Copperbelt Philatelic Society first day cover, 1½d. (4) on covers (one on 4d. registered envelope registered from Broken Hill, one on postcard from Livingstone showing the King and Queen, both used on day of issue, and two others), and 20/- (2) on separate envelopes from Lusaka and Serenje, both used in February 1949. An attractive group. S.G. 48, 49, £330+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condi...

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 Rhodes Birth Centenary mint collection comprising ½d. (2), 1d.(2), 2d. (2), 4½d. and 1/- blocks of twelve from the foot of the sheet with imprint and plate number, a set in singles, 1/- marginal block of four and five others, 1953 Rhodes Exhibition 6d. block of twelve with imprint and plate number, two corner blocks of four and singles (2, one used), 1953 Coronation 1½d. single, blocks of four (9, five with plate number), eight with imprint, twenty (3, all with imprint and plate number) and twenty-five with plate number and part imprint fine unmounted mint and a rang...

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 selection of covers with various frankings of Rhodes Birth Centenary (18, six registered, two on KGVI and QE 4d. registered envelopes), seven used on day of issue (five to Nyasaland), three to Switzerland and two to U.S.A., one to Bulawayo with Silk Bazaars corner advert and one to Johannesburg marked "Address Unknown", Rhodes Centenary Exhibition (3, all registered, one from Mkushi) and Coronation (8, two registered, one with a plate block of four on KGVI 4d. registered envelope and one from Chadiza); a fine and attractive groupSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in a...

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 (15 Sept.) Definitive Issue½d. to 20/- set of fourteen in corner blocks of four, all but the 1½d. and 9d. with plate number which have sheet number, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 61-74, £360+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 (15 Sept.) Definitive Issue½d. to 20/- set of fourteen in marginal blocks of four with imprint, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 61-74, £360+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 (15 Sept.) Definitive Issue½d. to 4d., 6d., 9d. and 1/- each in top and bottom blocks of twenty, and 4½d. bottom block of twenty, those from the foot of the sheet showing plate number and imprint, fine unmounted mint. Cat. £462+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 (15 Sept.) Definitive Issue½d. blocks of four (5, three with plate number and one with imprint) and ten, 1d. (2), 1½d. (2) and 2d. (2, one with imprint) blocks of four, 2d. block of six with plate number, 4d. (2), 6d., 9d., 1/-, 2/6d. (2), 5/- (3), 10/- (2) and 20/- blocks of four, all but the two with imprint from the corners of the sheet with five to 10/- showing sheet number; fine unmounted mint. Cat. £720+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 (15 Sept.) Definitive Issue6d. grey-black, variety watermark inverted, fresh unmounted mint. Fine and very rare. S.G. 68w, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1953 (15 Sept.) Definitive IssueA selection of covers (19, nine registered), the registered with one bearing a complete set, five on Q./E. 4d. envelopes (one to Australia bearing 2/6d. and one marked "POOC Tax 6d" though with no sign of it being taxed) and three bearing 6d., two being from Mufulira, one marked "POOC Tax 6d (deleted); also 4d. registered envelopes (2, unused) and 6d. aerogrammes (4, two used); a fine groupSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 IssueMaster die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "after striking" and dated "24/4/29"; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue1d. to 4d. set of four perforated "specimen" and two used sets, 1d. (4, one used), 2d. (3), 3d. (4) and 4d. (3) blocks of four and 3d. corner block of twelve, and chalk-surfaced paper 1d and 3d. corner block of four, 3d. marginal block of four and 3d. upper right corner block of eight (2x4), unmounted mint; generally fine. S.G. D1-D4, D1a, D3a, £1,038Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue3d. black on chalk-surfaced paper, a complete sheet of sixty (folded between rows 4 and 5 and 7 and 8), variety Crown missing falling in margin below [59-60], fine unmounted mint. Scarce. S.G. D3a/ab, £1,172Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue3d. black on chalk-surfaced paper, a complete sheet of sixty (folded between rows 7 and 8), variety St. Edward's Crown falling between [59-60], fine unmounted mint. Scarce. S.G. D3a/ac, £897Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue3d. black on chalk-surfaced paper, an upper right corner block of six (3x2), variety St. Edward's Crown falling between [5-6], fine unmounted mint. Scarce. S.G. D3a/ac, £465Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due StampsCovers1932 (30 Jan.) envelope by air from Mhow, India via Egypt to Lusaka, marked "Kr-Cairo", franked at 8a.6p. and showing manuscript "T34c" partially covered by 1925 1d. brown pair in combination with 1d. black paying the postage due of 3d., the reverse with Cairo and Lusaka (11.3) datestamps . A most unusual usage of postage and Postage Due stamps to pay the amount outstanding. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1932 (Nov.) unstamped from Lusaka and addressed locally, showing manuscript "T4" and bearing 2d. marginal vertical pair alongside arrival datestamp (13.1); envelope fractionally truncated at left, otherwise fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1936 (9 June) envelope from Croydon Aerodrome to Barclays Bank, Nkama, franked at 6d. with manuscript "T120c. 1/-" and bearing on reverse, 2d., 3d. (2) and 4d. all neatly cancelled with arrival datestamp and with Broken Hill (16.6) and Nkama (17.6) datestamps alongside. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1937 (1 Feb.) from Ireland to Lusaka bearing 2d. and 6d. sharing neat datestamps, marked "T1/30"

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1937 (Mar.) envelope from Livingstone to Nkana, bearing 1925 1d. brown and with manuscript "T1d" alongside 1d. upper left corner example cancelled on arrival (20.3), the reverse with arrival datestamp of day earlier; small faults at top through opening though an unusual franking of only 1d. due. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1938 (11 Jan.) Jellies Say Trotter's window envelope from Pinetown, South Africa, bearing Ship 1d. with oval-framed "t/10c" handstamp and 2d. bisected horizontally neatly cancelled with very light arrival datestamp. S.G. D2a, £900. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1938 (5 Feb.) envelope from Cape Town to Nkana franked Ship 1d. with machine datestamp, showing octagonal-framed "t/10c." and bearing 1925 1d. brown to pay the postage due neatly cancelled on arrival, a further arrival datestamp (7.2) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1938 (22 Mar.) envelope from Pietermaritzburg to Nkama franked at 1d., with circular-framed "t/10c" and bearing 2d. bisected horizontally cancelled on arrival, Luanshya transit datestamp, and further datestamps of both on reverse; two faults at top through opening though a scarce bisect franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1981). S.G. D2a, £900. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1939 (19 May) picture postcard from Cape Town to Mufulira Mine bearing Ship 1d., showing circular-framed "t/1d" alongside 1d. neatly cancelled by Mufulira datestamp. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1941 (3 Feb.) envelope from Vadal, India to Ndola, franked on reverse with 1a.3p. pair, the face panel showing boxed censor cachet and manuscript "T20c" in blue crayon alongside 1d lower left corner pair twice cancelled by arrival datestamp (14.3), the reverse with Beira (7.3) and arrival (13.3) datestamps either side of the franking; a little crumpled, otherwise fine and an unusual wartime censored franking with these Postage Dues. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1951 (19 June) envelope from Nassau, Bahamas to Shiwa Ngandu bearing 2d., showing boxed "t" in green and bearing 1d. and 3d. sharing two arrival datestamps (24.8); fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1953 (2 Feb.) United States 2c. stationery envelope from San Francisco to Fort Jameson, showing U.S. "t/n.y.d./centimes/18" duplex handstamp and bearing 3d. neatly cancelled by arrival datestamp; clean and attractive. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1953 (27 July) envelope from San Francisco to Fort Jameson bearing coil 2c. pair with machine datestamp, showing U.S. "t/n.y.d./centimes/6" duplex handstamp and bearing 1d. neatly cancelled by arrival datestamp (11.4); clean and attractive. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1954 (1 July) envelope from Cape Town to Mufulira bearing 2d., showing circular-framed "t" handstamp partly covered by 2d. neatly cancelled by arrival datestamp with a further fine strike (5.7) on reverse; a few stains and torn across reverse on opening. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1929-52 Issue Covers1956? (Apr.) envelope from Maitland, Cape to Chingola with 1½d. franking machine datestamp, part circular-framed charge mark overcancelled by 2d. bisected horizontally and neatly cancelled on arrival (10.5). Scarce. S.G. D2a, £900. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1953 Mkushi Provisional IssueIn July 1953, postal rates within the South African Postal Union were increased. Many post offices in Northern Rhodesia experienced shortages of Postage Due stamps. Owing to a misunderstanding, quantities of the 1951 1d. Definitive and of the 1953 Rhodes Birth Centenary 1d. stamp were overprinted and surcharged by typewriter. Although unofficially prepared, their usage was subsequently approved by the Postal Authorities1953 (4 July) envelope from Lusaka to Mkushi Post Office franked 1951 ½d. chocolate (3) sharing two neat date...

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1953 Mkushi Provisional IssueIn July 1953, postal rates within the South African Postal Union were increased. Many post offices in Northern Rhodesia experienced shortages of Postage Due stamps. Owing to a misunderstanding, quantities of the 1951 1d. Definitive and of the 1953 Rhodes Birth Centenary 1d. stamp were overprinted and surcharged by typewriter. Although unofficially prepared, their usage was subsequently approved by the Postal Authorities1953 (July) envelope from Broken Hill to Wanor franked with Rhodes Birth Centenary ½d. and 1d. sharing a ligh...

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1953 Mkushi Provisional IssueIn July 1953, postal rates within the South African Postal Union were increased. Many post offices in Northern Rhodesia experienced shortages of Postage Due stamps. Owing to a misunderstanding, quantities of the 1951 1d. Definitive and of the 1953 Rhodes Birth Centenary 1d. stamp were overprinted and surcharged by typewriter. Although unofficially prepared, their usage was subsequently approved by the Postal Authorities1953 (11 July) envelope from Ridgeway to Mkushi franked with Coronation 1½d. sharing a light datestamp, showi...

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1953 Mkushi Provisional IssueIn July 1953, postal rates within the South African Postal Union were increased. Many post offices in Northern Rhodesia experienced shortages of Postage Due stamps. Owing to a misunderstanding, quantities of the 1951 1d. Definitive and of the 1953 Rhodes Birth Centenary 1d. stamp were overprinted and surcharged by typewriter. Although unofficially prepared, their usage was subsequently approved by the Postal Authorities1953 (13 Aug.) envelope from Broken Hill to Mkushi franked with Rhodes Centenary 1d. green with a good legibl...

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueImperforate Proofs1d. to 6d. set of six in vertical pairs, fine unmounted mint. Very rare. See note on page 35 of Memoir 12. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueIssued Stamps1d. to 1/- set of five all in complete sheets of sixty with the right-hand vertical row detached, and a further 1/- sheet with the right-hand row attached; fine unmounted mint. S.G. D5-D10, £2,880Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueIssued Stamps1d. to 1/- set of singles, 1d. to 6d. in vertical pairs and 1/- block of fifteen (5x3), all from the right of the sheet, 1d. (2) to 1/- in corner blocks of four with sheet number, unmounted mint; 1d. to 1/- set of five in blocks of four and a single 6d. with blind perfs. in lower right corner, used. Cat. £760Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueIssued Stamps2d. large part sheet of sixty, the left-hand vertical row of perforations out of alignment, 2d. horizontal strip of six from the lower left corner of the sheet showing irregular and sloping vertical perforations, and 3d. block of fifty from the left of the sheet without sheet number, the top five rows of the left-hand vertical row with perforations double, fine unmounted mint. A rare trio. See Memoir 12Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueIssued Stamps1/- green complete vertical row of ten, variety double print the top stamp spaced 1mm. apart and lessening to nearly coincident at foot; fine unmounted mint. Rare as believed that only one sheet existsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueIssued Stamps1/- green blocks of four from the four corners of the sheet, the upper left (no sheet number) and lower left blocks both variety imperforate horizontally and imperforate between vertically, the right-hand blocks variety imperforate except at left, the top two blocks showing varying degrees of double print (only three sheets of each known); fine unmounted mint and a very rare quartet. S.G. D10, 10a, 10ba. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueIssued Stamps1/- green marginal block of four from the right of the sheet, the right-hand vertical pair variety imperforate and showing a light doubling of the design, fine unmounted mint. S.G. D10a, £350+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1963 IssueIssued Stamps1/- green block of four, variety imperforate horizontally and imperforate between vertically and showing light doubling of the design, unmounted mint. Fine and rare. S.G. D10b, £1,600. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1953 (17 Nov.) envelope to H.R. Beck, Poste Restante, Broken Hill, bearing 1953 1d. green bisected vertically with the African clerk, Alfred Mesenga, endorsing it with manuscript "½d" in red ink, initialling it "am" alongside and cancelling it with clear datestamp (Proud D4); fine and very rare with only this cover, one other and a piece with these manuscript provisionals known. See The Rhodesian Philatelist No. 29, January 2010. PhotoNote: H.R. Beck,a former district officer at Mkushi provided his typewritten Postage Dues used during July-September...

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1953 (20 Nov.) piece bearing 1953 1d. green bisected vertically with the African clerk, Alfred Mesenga, endorsing it with manuscript "½d" in red ink, initialling it "am" alongside and cancelling it with clear datestamp (Proud D4); fine and very rare with only this piece and two covers with these manuscript provisionals known. See The Rhodesian Philatelist No. 29, January 2010. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1954 (1 May) envelope registered to London, bearing 1d. and 9d. (2) sharing two "district commissioner/mkushi" oval datestamps and with typed registration label affixed over registration handstamp (Proud R1) and with a further strike of the District Commissioner datestamp used on reverse. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1954 (15 May) envelope to the District Commissioner at Broken Hill, bearing ½d. and 1½d. sharing a fine strike of the "district commissioner/mkushi" oval datestamp; light vertical fold at centre, otherwise fine; also a piece bearing 1d. (marginal) with a similar datestamp for 5 April. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1954 (24 June) envelope (complete with letter regarding some of the goings on at Old Mkushi) from H.R. Beck to L.J. Hobbs in Vancouver, Canada, bearing 1d. (3), 4½d. (2) and 1/- thrice cancelled with "old/mkushi" handstamp with three strikes of the dumb datestamp below; fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1954 (15 July) envelope to Lusaka bearing ½d. (2) both cancelled with dumb datestamp and one with "old/mkushi" handstamp, 1954 (17 Aug.) envelope to England bearing Rhodesia & Nyasaland 2d. cancelled with dumb datestamp showing blank between month and year, 1955 (31 Aug.) envelope addressed locally bearing Rhodesia & Nyasaland 2d. (2), one cancelled with dumb datestamp with code "A" between month and year (the earliest recorded date of use for this datestamp), the other cancelled with "old/mkushi" handstamp, and "1953" envelope to Natal bearing Rhode...

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1954 (26 Aug.) Marshall envelope registered to England, bearing 1½d. in combination with Rhodesia & Nyasaland 4½d, sharing "old/mkushi" handstamp and mute datestamp, and with registration handstamp (Proud R2) at left, further strikes of the Old Mkushi handstamp and datestamp on reverse. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern RhodesiaThe Mkushi Post Office1959 (31 Jan.) envelope to Salisbury, bearing Rhodesia & Nyasaland 2½d. and 6d. sharing D4 datestamp and with registration handstamp (Proud R3) in violet alongside, the reverse with further despatch, Broken Hill (15.1) and Causeway (17.1) datestamps; scarce and attractive with the registration handstamp in use for just a year and this strike a month earlier than recorded by Proud. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Nyasaland1896 (26 Apr.) 4d. registered stationery envelope to Birmingham, bearing 1896 1d. to £1 set of nine values tied by "chinde/b.c.a." datestamps; fine and attractive. S.G. 32-40. Photoprovenance:Floyd E. Risvold, January 2010Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Nyasaland1899 (24 Mar.) envelope bearing 1897-1900 1d. to 4/- part set of eight tied by "zomba'"P> circular datestamps; fine. S.G. 43-50, £546Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

PapuaMissionary Mail1885 (28 Aug.) letter written in French on 'Sacred Heart Mission' notepaper headed 'au Général Scratchley, Port Morseby' and signed 'La Navarre supérieur/ de la Mission du Melanesie/ et Micronesia/ a thursday Isld', light strike at upper-left of the triple-oval 'asst. dep. commr/ received/ new guinea.' cachet in violet, with Scratchley's notation in red pencil: 'Capt Musgrave would you reply if neccessary, say I have left & asked you to reply PHS'; The earliest recorded letter into British New Guinea, a highly important letter. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. F...

(x) Papua1911-15 4d. die proof in black on thin glazed card (48x41mm.), fine. Believed to be the only known example. Photoprovenance:Paul Simonson, March 1981Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Papua1930 Air 1/- sepia and olive, variety overprint inverted, lightly mounted and with large part original gum; there is a very light gum bend and a faint mark on the reverse. A very fine example of this important airmail rarity, only one sheet of forty was released. Sanabria and S.G.N.Y. backstamps. R.P.S. Certificate (1983). S.G. 117a, £15,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Papua1932 Pictorial, 2d. Bird of Paradise original artwork from the E.C. Harris archive, an enlarged design close to that issued in pencil, Indian ink and Chinese white on art paper (120x145mm.) signed "Ernest Whitehouse del (delivered) 1932". Delightful. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Rhodesia1905 Victoria FallsProofs2½d. imperforate proof in olive-green ex the printer's sample sheetlet of nine without "specimen" overprint. One of two from the sheetlet. Exceptionally rare and attractive. PhotoNote: See similar in Sotheby's 2nd - 3rd Dec. Simpson Sale, lot 588Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Rhodesia1905 Victoria FallsProofs5d. imperforate proof in olive-green ex the printer's sample sheetlet of nine without "specimen" overprint. One of two from the sheetlet. Exceptionally rare and attractive. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Rhodesia1910-13 Double Head £1 scarlet and reddish mauve, prepared for use but not issued, centred slightly to lower right and with light diagonal bend at bottom right and tiny patch of gum missing, nevertheless an example of fine and fresh appearance. S.G. 166b, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) RhodesiaPostal Stationery1905 Arms 1d. red card with photo by F.W. Sykes of the Falls "1 mile wide, 400 feet deep" on reverse, to Malvern and re-addressed to Brighton, cancelled by neat Victoria Falls double-ring datestamp (7.7) with a further strike alongside and Malvern datestamp (6.8) at left; trace of a crease in lower right corner, otherwise fine and scarce; also 1938 Valentine's colour quartered view card of the Falls with picture of Livingstone at centre and used from Glasgow to SouthamptonSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informa...

Rhodesia and Nyasaland1960 Kariba Dam 3d. backish green and red-orange, a lower right corner block of twelve (4x3), vertical rows two and three with red-orange omitted and row four with it partially omitted; folded through the vertical perfs. and a few split perfs on the side margin. A spectacular positional block. Only twenty-four examples known, this error was not discovered until many years after its release. B.P.A. Certificate (1972). S.G. 32a, £36,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Saudi ArabiaHejaz1925 long three line "Hejaz Government, 4 October, 1924" overprint in blue on 1pi. deep blue, a block of four with overprint inverted, unmounted mint, fresh and fine. A rare block. S.G. 107a, £4,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Seychelles1901 3c. on 16c. chestnut and ultramarine vertical pair with margin at left, the lower stamp with "3 cents" omitted, fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate (1951). S.G. 38c, £550. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

South AfricaOfficial Stamp1944-50 2d. blue and violet (small format) with overprint Type O6 (Offisieel reading upwards) in a horizontal pair, unmounted mint, fine. KGVI Opinion (2007). S.G. O35, £4250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Southern Nigeria1910 (14 Mar.) Herbst envelope to Germany bearing 1904-09 MCA marginal £1 green and violet (head Die A) tied by "registered/lagos southern nigeria" oval d.s. with another strike alongside; Charlottenburg transit and London arrival on reverse; some pinholes at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 32. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1931-37 Field Marshall issue collection of Bradbury Wilkinson printer's archive file stamps from the various printings and perforations, comprising 1930 (10 Mar.) perf. 12 ½d., 1d., 4d., 6d., 8d., 10d., 1/-, 1/6d., 2/-, 2/6d. and 5/-, 1932 (26 Jan.) perf. 11½ 1½d., 1932 (9 Feb.) perf. 12 10d., 1/6d. and 2/6d., 1932 (21 Mar.) perf. 12 ½d., 1d., 4d., 6d., 8d., 1/-, 2/- and 5/-, 1933 (10 Apr.) ½d., 1d., 6d., 10d., 2/- and 2/6d., 1934 (2 Feb.) perf 11½ ½d., 1d., 4d., 6d., 8d., 10d., 1/-, 1/6d., 2/- and 2/6d., 1934 (11 July) perf. 12 9d., 1935 (8 Mar.) perf. 14 ½d., 1d., and pe...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1931 Small Falls IssueIssued Stamps2d. and 3d. both in complete sheets of sixty (6x10), mint with most stamps unmounted, a few creases in corner margins, otherwise fresh and fine, and both values in unmounted mint blocks of four; also enlarged colour photograph (255x203mm. on thick board) of the 3d. essay in bright blue showing Waterlow & Sons embossed seal and a couple of pencil notations. S.G. 17, 18, £1,536+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1931 Small Falls IssuePostal Stationery 1½d. CardsTwo Specimen examples, one with the stamp impression handstamped "Specimen" (R4) at Salisbury, the other (front and back separated) handstamped "specimen" below the stamp impression by a U.P.U. member upon arrival and with light glue patch mark at centre. A rare pairSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1931 Small Falls IssuePostal Stationery 1½d. CardsFour issued cards, comprising one unused, one (21.3.34) from Salisbury to Germany, one (21.3.34), uprated with Field Marshall ½d., via Blantyre to Limbe cancelled with Prince George Royal Tour Crowned oval datestamp, and one (31.7.34) from Victoria Falls to East London. A fine quartetSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1931 Small Falls IssueCoversA selection comprising 2d. (3), one from Darwendale to St. Georges, Bermuda, one from Bulawayo Station to Norwich and one from Gwelo to Steyning, Sussex with "found open or damaged and officially secured" label applied and cancelled on arrival (22.9.32), and 3d. (2) to U.S.A., one from Bulawayo with "buy rhodesian loan certificates" machine datestamp and one from W.T. Lawrence of the East Africa Mission, Chikore, Craigmore and neatly cancelled with Chipinga double-ring datestamp; an interesting group with the first a rare destinationSubject to...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueDie ProofsMaster frame in deep blue on wove paper showing die number "13508a" and dated "15-2-32", traces of light "Cancelled" in red ink and with small part of puncture hole at lower left corner. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueDie Proofs2d. frame in brown on wove paper showing die number "13526" and with indistinct remains of a notation in red ink and with 3½mm. hole punch at centre. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueDie Proofs2d. vignette die in red-brown, cut-to-shape. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueDie Proofs3d. deep blue on wove paper with die number "13508" and dated "24.2.32", very light traces of "Cancelled" and other marks in red ink and with portions of 3½mm. punch holes at lower left and upper right. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueSpecimen Stamps2d. and 3d. both handstamped "Specimen" (R4), fresh unused with large part original gum. A rare pair. B.P.A. Certificate (1987) for both. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueSpecimen Stamps2d. and 3d. both handstamped "specimen" (13x3mm.) in blue by a UPU receiving authority, part original gum. A rare pair. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssuePrinter's File Proofs3d. deep ultramarine imperforate block of four from the right of the sheet with very wide sheet margin (tear well clear of the stamps), two stamps with red ink marks indicating small corrections to plate, and a perforated block of four from the right of the sheet with narrow sheet marginSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueWaterlow Sample Specimen Stamps2d. olive-green and lilac and 3d. deep blue, both imperforate and handstamped "waterlow & sons ltd./specimen". A very fine and rare pair. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueWaterlow Sample Specimen Stamps2d. olive-green and lilac and 3d. deep blue, both perforated, handstamped "waterlow & sons ltd./specimen" and with 1½mm. punch hole at lower left corner value tablet. A very fine and scarce pair. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps2d. green and chocolate block of twenty-four, being the lower four rows of a sheet with imprint, a marginal block of four with imprint and an upper right corner block of four with sheet number "2", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 29, £435Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps3d. deep ultramarine complete sheet of sixty (6x10) with sheet number "295", folded along a couple of rows to fit an album page, otherwise fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 30, £900Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps3d. deep ultramarine, the upper right corner block of four from sheet number "478", variety imperforate horizontally and showing vertical guillotine guide mark up at upper right corner, fresh mint with the stamps remaining unmounted. Very rare and considered one of the most important multiples from the one sheet of this extraordinary variety recorded. S.G. 30a, £34,000. PhotoNote: The lot is accompanied by a photograph of the complete sheet , discovered in Salisbury in July 1937, showing the lower left corner horizontal pair torn out. Bu...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1932 Large Falls IssueCoversA selection (8), comprising one bearing both values and Field Marshall 1d. registered from Raylton to Johannesburg on 2 May 1932, the first day that stamps were available at this Post Office and deemed to be the First Day of Issue., three bearing 2d. to Union Castle Mail Steamer Co. Ltd. at Cape Town, Suva, Fiji and Vacoas, Mauritius, and four bearing 3d., one with a pair registered from Bulawayo with Parcels double-ring datestamp, one to Holland with "p.b.c." censor cachet in violet, and two (one from Que Que) to U.S.A.Subject to 5% tax on Ham...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueColour Trial Die Proofs2d. in maroon and deep blue on gummed wove paper with 4mm. margins showing guide crosses at left and at right. Highly attractive and exceptionally rare, if not unique. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueColour Trial Die Proofs3d. in yellow-green on gummed wove paper with 4mm. margins showing guide crosses at left and at right; small ink marks at upper left corner. Highly attractive and exceptionally rare, if not unique. Photoprovenance:Chris CordesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssuePrinter's File Die Proofs2d. vignette in green and frame in brown, both on wove paper with die numbers "13516" and "13526" respectively and with the vignette dated "1-3-32", both subsequently marked "Cancelled 14-6-55" in red ink. A unique pair. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssuePrinter's File Die Proofs3d. in deep blue on wove paper with die number "13508" and dated "7-1-32"

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssuePrinter's Imperforate Plate Proofs2d. brown frame, 2d. green vignette, 2d. green and brown complete design and perforated complete design, 3d. deep blue (2, one perforated), all in marginal or corner blocks of four, each block with 2 or 4½mm. puncture holes; fine and an attractive group showing the six different way these proofs existSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssuePrinter's Imperforate Plate Proofs2d. brown frame block of twelve (2x6) from the foot of the sheet with imprint and full sheet margins, marked "Plate OK 14-6-44" and, in red ink, "14643" and "Wording & layout correct 14.6.44" with a portion of one stamp circled for minor plate correction, each stamp with a mm. puncture and a block of four with a similar mm. puncture; overall soiling though a rare and important positional multipleSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssuePrinter's Imperforate Plate Proofs3d. deep blue lower right corner block of twenty (4x5) with imprint, marked in red ink numbered "31562 720,000 stamps, 3,000 pulls", "Wording Correct Lay straight as marked 6.10.37", guide mark at right marked "Insert perforation crosses" and three stamps circled for correction to plate, each stamp with 4½mm. puncture; several vertical creases, some through designs though a rare and important multipleSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Te...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssuePrinter's Imperforate Plate Proofs3d. deep blue interpanneau block of twenty-four (4x6) showing guide crosses at centre and with three stamps ringed for plate correction, each stamp with 4½mm. puncture; vertical crease at centre and lower right stamp with surface faults though an attractive multipleSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssuePrinter's Imperforate Plate Proofs3d. deep blue interpanneau block of sixteen (4x4) with margin at left showing imprint and guide crosses at right, eight stamps ringed or with other markings in red ink for plate correction, each stamp with 4½mm. puncture; horizontal crease at centre; an attractive multipleSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueSpecimen Stamps2d. perf. 12½ and 3d. perf. 14, both handstamped "Specimen" (R4), unused without gum. A rare pair. PFSA Certificate (1989). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueWaterlow Sample Specimen Stamp2d. claret and violet sample stamp overprinted "waterlow & sons ltd./specimen" and with 1½mm. punch hole at lower left value tablet; fine and most attractive. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps2d. line perf. 12½ blocks of four from the four corners of the sheet, one with sheet number "163", and a marginal block of four with imprint, comb perf. 14 complete sheets of sixty (3) numbered "158", "220" dated "July 1952" and "354", the first and last severed horizontally at centre, and line perf. 14 top two rows of a sheet numbered "222" and a complete sheet numbered "337" and lightly dated "October 1946", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 35, 35a, £1,486Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps2d. mixed comb and line perf. 14 selection of varieties, comprising a marginal block of four and a corner single with paper creases (the upper pair in the block), a strip of three and two pairs with ink smudges in green, a single with ink smudge in brown, a corner block of four with vignette shifted to right, a corner pair with vignette shifted to upper right and a single with vignette shifted to left, a corner pair with one showing hailstorm over Falls, all mint, and a single on piece with green doctor blade flaw. A fine lotSubject t...

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps2d. comb perf. 14 block of twenty-three being the lower four rows of a sheet less the lower left corner stamp, showing progressive down shift of vignette towards left of sheet, and line perf. 14 block of twenty-nine, less the lower right stamp and two pieces of margin, showing upward shift of vignette, fine unmounted mint. An unusual pair of multiplesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps2d. green and chocolate imperforate vertical pair, fresh with traces of gum, possibly a colour trial or a printer's plate proof that has avoided being punctured. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueIssued Stamps3d. deep blue selection comprising blocks of four from the four corner of the sheet and two blocks of four with imprint, a lower left corner block of twelve (4x3) with imprint, three stamps showing rain storm variety caused by blue ink smudge, a block of four and two singles (used) with white Falls variety, and a single with "22" variety; fine and an interesting lotSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueCovers1939 (24 May) envelope from Chirundu to Salisbury, bearing 3d. deep blue neatly cancelled by double-ring datestamp used for one day only on the opening of the Otto Beit Bridge across the Zambezi; originally believed to be one of only seven covers serviced though with fourteen now recorded by Buster SchemperSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Southern Rhodesia1935-41 Large Falls IssueThree Pence Active Service Letter CardsA selection on various types of stock and comprising Style A with "If anything is enclosed..." panel below level of stamp impression, first issue used on first day of issue (17.2.41) from Bulawayo and addressed locally, second/third issues used (4), two to England uprated with 1d. strip of three or 3d., one censored with pink censor label, and two from A.P.O. M.P.K 15 or Egypt with both to Southern Rhodesia, and Style B with "If anything is enclosed..." panel alongside the stamp impression, fourth issue unuse...

(x) Southern RhodesiaCoversA group of envelopes and cards (26 items) comprising Falls cards (11), most photographic with depictions of the bridge, one of the bridge in construction, also 1935 Silver Jubilee first day cover (2), one registered to cape, also one interesting large piece from a parcel addressed to England bearing 3d. (2), 6d. (6, one strip of two, one pair and a single) with 1931 1/- all cancelled "banket junction/s.rhodesia" 16 Aug. 1935. A good groupSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

Southern RhodesiaPostage Due Stamps1951 (1 Oct.) 3d. violet and 4d. dull grey-green vertical pairs, originally used together on the one article and sharing Fort Victoria sub district office complete Lalapanzi double-ring datestamp for 23 January 1952 and used within the accepted correct period of use; fine and very rare. PFSA Certificate (2003). S.G. D4, 6, £1,400+. Also ½d. pair, 1d. (6 with a pair), 2d. (9 with a pair), 3d. (4), 4d. (9 with three pairs) and 1/- (5), used. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

St. Helena1866 (27 Sept.) envelope "Per Mail Steamer Roman" to Dartford, bearing CC perf. 12½ thin bar 1/- yellow-green (S.G. 17) with indistinct cork cancellation and showing oval-framed "st helena" handstamp in blue lightly over-cancelled with Paid Devonport Cape Packet datestamp (22.10), arrival datestamp (23.10) on reverse; light horizontal crease crosses the adhesive though a scarce and attractive franking sent during the Second Union Co. contract. Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photoprovenance:Stefan HeijtzSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

St. Helena1879 (13 June) double packet rate envelope (opened-out, central vertical crease)), "on her majesty's service" deleted, to Chetenham, carried on the Nyanza and bearing perf. 14x12½ 1/- deep green Type C with long bar (2, S.G. 26) both with "cross roads" cancellation and showing despatch datestamp at left, Bristol and Cheltenham (3.7) datestamps on reverse. An unusual franking from the Union Co. third contract. Photoprovenance:Stefan HeijtzSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges1c. on 1d. black and green with trial position of surcharge in centre of vignette, a strip of five from the foot of the sheet with plate numbers and imprint; fine unmounted mint, a rare positional piece. S.G. 66var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges1c. on 1d. black and green with trial position of surcharge in centre of vignette, an imprint block of four; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 66var. £720. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges1c. on 1d. black and green lower left corner pair, variety surcharge double, fine unmounted mint; rare. S.G. 66a, £4,500. Photoprovenance:Grosvenor, September 2009Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges10c. on 1/- black and deep olive, vertical pair from the left of the sheet, variety surcharge double, fine unmounted mint, rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1969). S.G. 73a, £5,000. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2005Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges25c. on 2/6d. emerald and carmine, Type II lower left, block of four, fine unmounted mint. B.P.A. Certificate (2014). S.G. 74b, £3,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges25c. on 2/6d. emerald and carmine Type II lower left, fine unmounted mint. B.P.A. Certificate (1969). S.G. 74b, £800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges25c. on 2/6d. emerald and carmine, Type II bottom left and 1r. on 10/- black and deep lilac, Type III, both fine unmounted mint. S.G. 74b, 76b, £920. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges50c. on 5/- deep lilac and slate-black Type II trial surcharge vertical strip of four, Rows 5-8, with surcharge spacing error in row 7 where the vertical spacing between rows 6 and 7 is 37.5mm. and between 7 and 8 33.5mm., fine unmounted mint. Cat. £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges50c. on 5/- deep lilac and slate-black, Type III, plate number example, fine unmounted mint. B.P.A. Certificate (2001). S.G. 75b, £950. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges50c. on 5/- deep lilac and slate-black, Type III, upper right corner example showing variety short "c"; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 75b, £950. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges50c. on 5/- deep lilac and slate-black, Type III, fine and lightly cancelled; very rare used. R.P.S. Certificate (2002). S.G. 75b, £1,100. Photoprovenance:Peter van der Molen, May 2015Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges2r. on £1 black and turquoise-blue, Type II middle left, block of twelve from the foot of the sheet with imprint and plate numbers; also 5c. on 6d. black and magenta, three blocks of twelve, Types I (1) and II (2), each from the foot of the sheet with imprint and with plate numbers 1a (2) and 1 respectively; all fine unmounted mint. S.G. 72, 72a, 77aSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges2r. on £1 black and turquoise-blue, Type II at foot, block of four, fine and unmounted mint. S.G. 77b, £600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges2r. on £1 black and turquoise-blue, Type II at foot, a block of six with imprint and plate numbers, fine unmounted mint, an impressive multiple. S.G. 77b, £900. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Swaziland1961 Decimal Surcharges2r. on £1 black and turquoise blue, Type II middle left, corner block of four used with one central strike and strip of three used in conjunction with 50c. Type I all tied to small piece by circular datestamps. S.G. 75, 77aSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Tasmania1854 Courier 4d. red-orange Plate 2 proof on vertically laid paper, cut-square with good to large margins. An outstanding and almost certainly the finest example of this very rare proof, most examples of which are cut-to-shape. B.P.A. Certificate (1977). See note under S.G. 12, £11,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Tasmania1855 Chalon Head IssueDie Proofs2d. in black on India paper (29x36mm.) with champhered corners; traces of ageing places, otherwise very fine. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Tasmania1855 Chalon Head IssueDie Proofs4d. in black on India paper backed on card (28x33mm.); horizontal crease towards foot though of good appearance. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Tasmania1855 Chalon Head IssueDie Proofs6d. in black on India paper backed on card (48x51mm.), minor tone towards top right; of the presumed original six examples struck two are cut down and this exceptional example is considered the finest. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Tasmania1855 Chalon Head IssuePlate Proofs1d. dull carmine on thick unwatermarked paper, a marginal block of twenty-three from the left of the sheet with wide sheet margin; some ageing in places though the largest known multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Tasmania1899 Pictorial 1d. imperforate colour trials (5) in red (close to issued colour), yellow-green, myrtle green, deep blue and in blue, fine. Only a single example known of each colour. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

TransvaalStamps of Cape of Good Hope used at Potchefstroom1855 white paper 4d. blue block of three with close to large margins, twice cancelled (one complete) by good strikes of the "potchefstroom/g.p.k./z.a.r." 30mm. datestamp for October 1865; faint pressed vertical crease between second and third stamps, otherwise fine. A very rare and almost certainly unique multiple showing this datestamp, presumably used to pay a 1/- rate. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

TransvaalStamps of Cape of Good Hope used at Potchefstroom1864 De La Rue 6d. bright mauve with good to very large margins, cancelled with a very fine large part strike of the "potchefstroom/g.p.k./z.a.r." datestamp for 3 October 1865; minor thin and hinged to piece of card, otherwise fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) TrinidadPostage Dues1d. to 1/- set of nine value tablets, each printed on wove paper (25.5mm.x25.5mm.) and affixed as a "block" (3x3) on card (127x101mm.) dated "14 nov 83". Photoprovenance:De La rue archives, 1976Sir John Marriott, September 2001Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Victoria1850-53 Half-Length, 3rd state of Dies, 4th printing 3d. blue overprinted "specimen" (Type 10), mainly clear to large margins and with large part original gum, horizontal crease at foot not affecting fine appearance. Unique in private hands. RPSV Certificate (2020). S.G. 11. PhotoNote: Only one other Half-Length in private hands, a 2d., is known overprinted Specimenprovenance:J.R.W. PurvesRod PerrySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Victoria1856-58 Queen on Throne, imperforate 1d. yellow-green, an unused irregular block of ten without gum, margins almost all round; some creases and light stains though of generally fine appearance. The largest recorded unused multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (2000). S.G. 40. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Victoria1901-10 watermark "V" over Crown, 1½d. maroon on yellow upper right corner vertical pair, the upper stamp showing compound perf 12½ and 11 at top applied to correct a vertical misplacement of the original perforations; a couple of hinge remnants otherwise fresh and fine mint. RPSV Certificate (2009). S.G. 411, £1400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Victoria1901 £1 die proof in carmine-rose on surfaced wove paper (62x60mm.), State 1 showing a short vertical white line under beard, lovely impression, fine. Very rare. BW V125DP(1). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCovers1853 (30 Apr.) entire letter from Jamieson & Moore, Melbourne to John Wilkinson, Gold Commissioner at Sandhurst, marked "Escort 32", bearing Queen on Throne Ham 2d. purple-brown cancelled with manuscript "32", no other markings. The letter enclosed payment for a previous gold shipment. Extremely rare, three covers are known endorsed "Escort" R.P.S. Certificate (2007). PhotoNote: The manuscript number is believed to be the journey number of the Gold Escort which also carried letters etc. relating to gold shipment. The service was introduced as a consequence of the prolific activ...

(x) VictoriaCovers1854 (4 May) mourning envelope from Melbourne to Yorkshire, bearing Half-Length 1853 4th printing "white veils" 3d. deep blue pairs (2) with the left stamp of the left pair showing spectacular retouch completely obliterating the corner "e", all cancelled by Barred Oval "1", showing "melbourne/victoria" oval d.s. below with London and arrival datestamps on reverse; the right-hand pair with defect at upper right. B.P.A. Certificate (2019). S.G. 14a, 14c. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

VictoriaCovers1854 (1 June) envelope from Sandhurst to Sydney, bearing on reverse 1854 Queen on Throne, Campbell & Co, Stone 9 2d. grey-brown, nine singles [10, 11, 24, 28, 29 (on face), 34, 46 and 49] tied by Barred Oval "5", showing despatch (on face), Melbourne and arrival datestamps; Seybold h.s. on face, some small stains and three are defective though a rare and spectacular franking. B.P.A. Certificate (2010). Photoprovenance:John F. SeyboldR.A. PerrySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) VictoriaCovers1854 (24 Oct.) entire from Geelong to Melbourne, bearing 1854-57 Campbell & Fergusson 3d. greenish blue horizontal interpanneau pair with good to large margins, [24-19], neatly tied by Barred Oval "2" and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival oval datestamps. One of the finest Campbell and Fergusson covers. B.P.A. Certificate (2018). S.G. 29a. Photoprovenance:C. L. Pack, December 1944John Boker, April 1981Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCovers1857 (27 Apr.) entire from Geelong to Emmelsbühl, North Schleswig, Denmark bearing Queen on Throne 2d. brown-lilac and imperf Octagonal 1/-, both tied by Barred Numeral "2", showing manuscript "8", "3" (red crayon) and "2", oval-framed "p.", "franco" h.s. and London Paid transit c.d.s. with, on reverse, despatch, Melbourne and arrival datestamps. A very rare and most attractive franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCovers1857 (16 Nov.) entire from Melbourne to Glasgow, marked "pr City of Sydney via Marseilles", bearing Woodblock 6d. pair with serpentine roulette 10-10½ vertically, centrally cancelled by Barred Oval "1" and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the entire with some small faults and the pair has been lifted and re-affixed slightly out of place. Very rare, the only recorded multiple on cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2007). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCovers1858 (1 Feb.) envelope from Ballarat to Switzerland, bearing Woodblock imperf 6d. pair (cut-into and fault along bottom margin) clearly tied by Barred Numeral "5", showing manuscript "6" in red, London and Calais transit c.d.s. and, on reverse, fine Linton's Letter Express h.s., despatch (year date error), Melbourne and arrival datestamps. A very rare cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2007). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCovers1858 (21 Apr.) envelope from Ararat to Switzerland, bearing Woodblock imperf 6d. pair and single (both with small faults) clearly tied by Barred Numeral "43", showing manuscript "1/-" and "Detained for Postage" both in red ink, the latter partly obscured by single 6d., circular-framed "pd", London and Calais transit c.d.s. (both additionally tying the single 6d.) and, on reverse, superb oval-framed "From/j.e. dobson's library/mt ararat" in blue, despatch, Melbourne and arrival datestamps. A rare and splendid franking. R.P.S. Certificate (2007). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

VictoriaCovers1858 entire from Melbourne to Sydney, bearing Woodblock 6d. and "too late" 6d., both tied by Barred Oval "1" and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. R.P.S. Certificate (2007). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCovers1859 (16 Mar.) entire (no side flaps) from Melbourne to Mecklenburg, bearing Queen on Throne rouletted 6d. tied by Barred Numeral "1", showing various rate marks, framed "f. 37" which was struck in error and framed "f. 39", red French maritime c.d.s. with despatch and Aachen datestamps on reverse. A rare destination. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCovers1860 (24 July) envelope from Melbourne to Bedfordshire, marked "Via R.M.S. Ottawa", bearing Woodblock rouletted 7-9 2/- clearly tied by Barred Numeral "1" and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the envelope with recipient's notation at left, some peripheral wear, a little soiled and with pressed crease through adhesive. A very rare cover. B.P.A. Certificate (2008). Photoprovenance:Rod Moreton, May 2005Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCoversRegistered Mail1857 (16 Nov.) envelope registered from Sandhurst to Switzerland, bearing Woodblock serpentine roulette 10-10½ 6d., imperf "registered" 1/- and 2/- and Emblem imperf 4d., all neatly cancelled by Barred Numeral "4", showing despatch d.s., "Crown/registered" h.s., large circular-framed "pd", London Paid and Calais transit c.d.s., "charge" h.s. and, on reverse, Melbourne and arrival datestamps. A very rare and most attractive four colour franking. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditi...

VictoriaCoversRegistered Mail1858 (Sept.) envelope registered from Melbourne to Switzerland, bearing Octagonal imperf 1/- (cut-into) and Woodblock imperf 2/- pair (lifted and re-affixed), all lightly cancelled by Barred Numeral "1", showing red ink "4/2", manuscript "6", large circular-framed "pd", "charge" h.s., London (20.12) and Calais transit datestamps and, on reverse, despatch and Basle datestamps. The envelope has been crudely repaired though the damage may have occurred in transit as it has three "Posted Calais Paris" seals on reverse. R.P.S. Certificate (2010) states "the franking is...

VictoriaCoversRegistered Mail1860 (Apr.) front registered to Switzerland, bearing perforated Octagonal 1/- strip of five all indistinctly cancelled, showing red ink "3/-", "registered/melbourne" c.d.s. (13.4) in red, large circular-framed "pd", "charge" h.s., Registered London and Calais transit datestamps. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

VictoriaCoversRegistered Mail1861 (22 Mar.) envelope registered from Castlemaine to Kurhessen, Germany, bearing Emblems rouletted 2d., Beaded Oval 3d. blue, Queen on Throne 6d. and perforated Octagonal 1/- (2), all cancelled by Barred Numeral "3", showing "Crown/registered" h.s. and "registered/melbourne" (23.3) transit c.d.s., manuscript "1/5", oval Registered London transit d.s. (2 strikes, one additionally tying the 2d.) and various other transit markings, all in red. A truly stunning franking to a most unusual destination and a magnificent exhibition item of the highest order. R.P.S. Cert...

VictoriaCoversRegistered Mail1861 (25 Apr.) envelope registered from Ballarat to London, bearing perforated Octagonal 1/- and Queen on Throne rouletted 6d., both clearly tied by Barred Numeral, showing "registered/ballarat" and "register/geelong" c.d.s. in red with arrival datestamp on reverse; the envelope has been cleaned of staining. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Western Australia1854-55 1/- plate proof in black on wove paper from Stone 1 showing, on reverse, an offset impression of the 4d. [36] and part of [37] (inverted frame), "western" alongside "western", proving that it was the frame that was inverted, fine. A unique and important item. B.P.A. Certificate (1987). Photoprovenance:John Gartner, April 1979Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Western Australia1906 envelope to Nangeenan and re-addressed to Cottleloe Beach, marked "Very Urgent", bearing 1d. pair tied by superb "post office/nangeenan" double-ring rubber datestamp and showing, on reverse, Perth and Cottlesloe (2.6) datestamps. Rare and most attractive. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.
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3223£1,500
3224£550
3225£420
3226£800
3227£900
3228£950
3229£850
3230£320
3231Unsold
3232£800
3233Unsold
3234Unsold
3235Unsold
3236Unsold
3237Unsold
3238£3,000
3239Unsold
3240£2,000
3241£1,400
3242£2,300
3243£2,800
3244£2,600
3245£580
3246Unsold
3247£3,200
3248Unsold
3249Unsold
3250Unsold
3251£3,200
3252£500
3253£2,000
3254£2,400
3255£2,300
3256£1,000
3257£2,000
3258£3,000
3259Unsold
3260Unsold
3261£4,000
3262£100
3263£3,800
3264Unsold