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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH continued...

Mauritius continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
398 O imageS.G. #14, 1848 2p Blue on bluish paper, intermediate impression, position 5, a particularly attractive used single from the late intermediate impressions, rich color on fresh bright paper, surrounded by large to extra large even margins and neatly cancelled with central target, tiny trivial ink mark at the extreme edge of the top right margin and two minute natural pinholes not mentioned in the accompanying certificate, otherwise a choice and very fine copy of this scarce stamp; signed W.H. C(oleson) and accompanied by 1999 BPA certificate (Scott #6a; $2,350.00). (Image) £2,250

SOLD for $1,050.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
399 O imageS.G. #14a, 1848 2p Blue on bluish paper, intermediate impression, "Penoe" for "Pence", position 7, attractive used single in a rich greenish blue shade from the late intermediate impressions, bright fresh paper, even margins that are large to huge, unobtrusive light portion of boxed "Inland" pmk., light horizontal crease at top along the base of the top label, not apparent from the front, very fine appearance and handsome copy of this variety; 2002 BPA certificate (Scott #6d; $5,000.00). (Image) £4,750

SOLD for $1,300.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
400 O imageS.G. #15, 1848 2p Light blue on bluish paper, intermediate impression, unusually attractive example of this late state intermediate impression, large to extra large even margins, bright fresh color, central numeral "14" double-ring cancel, small thins spots at left and faint horizontal crease, neither detracting from this stamps very fine appearance; 1995 Brandon certificate (Scott #6a var.; $2,350.00). (Image) £2,250

SOLD for $280.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
401 O imageS.G. #43, 1859 2p Slate blue on white laid paper, the lithographed issue by Dardenne, a lovely used single with deep color, large even margins all around, bold mute oval bars cancel, extremely fine; a very difficult stamp to find sound and so choice; 1981 BPA certificate (Scott #17a; $725.00). (Image) £700

SOLD for $650.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
402 ng imageS.G. #44b, 1859 2p Pale blue on laid paper, retouch below "Two", a very scarce unused example of this major retouch, clean bright color on fresh paper, three large margins, close but clear at top, central thin, attractive fine appearance; the retouches are exceptionally scarce unused but particularly desirable thus because they show the retouching so well, listed but unpriced unused in Stanley Gibbons, the used retouch is valued at 50% over the normal; 1996 BPA certificate (Scott 17 var.). (Image) as normal stamp £1,800

SOLD for $1,100.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
403 ng imageS.G. #78, 1876 "1/2 d/HALF PENNY" red surcharge Ty. 12 on 9p Dull purple, prepared for use but never issued, unused example with strong color and intense surcharge, centered into the perfs. at bottom right which is the way they normally are found, uneven perforations at top, otherwise fine; an incredibly rare stamp that is missing from nearly every serious British collection;1960 BPA certificate (Scott #45; $1,550.00 for perfs. cutting the design). (Image) £1,600

SOLD for $1,150.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
404 og imageS.G. #222, 1924 50R Dull purple and green, fresh mint single of this high value, well centered, deep colors with especially sharp impressions, o.g., l.h., choice very fine (Scott #200; $750.00). (Image) £700

SOLD for $600.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
405 O S.G. #10/44c 1848-59 Classic imperforate issue balance of eighteen used stamps, twelve are the 1p Vermilion and 2p Blue first "Post Paid" designs in intermediate to latest impressions, then several of the new engraved design in various states of impression and three lithographed values including the retouched neck of the 2p Pale blue, condition is very mixed ranging from tight margins, flaws and small repairs to attractive appearing examples with large margins; Stanley Gibbons catalog value is in excess of £15,000 not counting four additional completely backed and extensively repaired stamps; accompanied by nine certificates of various organizations and experts (Scott #3b/17). Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
406 ogO S.G. #26/271, E1/D7, Mint and used collection of well over 250 mint and used starting with the Britannia designs and including a rather comprehensive collection of the perforated Victoria issues including surcharges, collected mixed mint and used, from the 1878 surcharges the collection is virtually all mint and lacks only a value or two of being complete through 1948, includes extra shades and varieties throughout, a few faults are to be found in the earlier issues, but overall o.g. or used, fine-very fine (Scott #18/230, E1/J7). Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,700.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Mesopotamia
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
407 og imageS.G. #4, 1917 1/2a on 10pa Green, Mosque of Selim, very well centered, strong color, large part o.g., very fine; only 119 issued; 1980 APS certificate (Scott #N7; $950.00). (Image) £950

SOLD for $750.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
408 og imageS.G. #8, 1917 2a on 1pi Blue, with additional red star overprint, strong rich color, centered to the left (all examples we have seen are centered to one side or the other), full o.g., very fine for this rarity, of which only 59 examples were printed; 1992 Holcombe certificate (Scott #N9; $4,000.00). (Image) £3,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
409 og imageS.G. #10b, 1917 1a on 20a Blue, perforated 13 1/2, well centered, rich color, o.g., lightly hinged, faint perf. stain at right, otherwise very fine; only 148 printed; signed H. Bloch and accompanied by his clear 1983 Friedl certificate (Scott #N11; $900.00). (Image) £800

SOLD for $350.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
410 og imageS.G. #15, 1917 1a on 20pa Rose, with star and crescent overprint, wonderfully fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; only 249 issued; 1991 PF certificate; ex-"Samos" (Scott #N15; $275.00). (Image) £375

SOLD for $350.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
411 og imageS.G. #16, 1917 1a on 20pa carmine, with star and crescent overprint, additionally overprinted in Arabic, an exceptionally choice mint example of this very rare stamp, perfectly centered, fresh color, full o.g., extremely fine; certainly one of the finest of the mere 65 examples printed; 1968 BPA certificate (Scott #N20; $4,000.00). (Image) £3,250

SOLD for $3,250.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
412 og imageS.G. #20 var., 1917 20 1/2a on 10pa Carmine, "Baghdad" overprint doubled, the second overprint is light but clear and placed about 1mm below the first overprint, well centered, wonderfully fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, light horizontal bend at top, otherwise very fine; a very rare error that is unlisted in Stanley Gibbons; clear 1984 PF certificate (Scott #N26a) (Image) Scott 2,000.00

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
413 og imageS.G. #25, 1917 2a on 1pi Ultramarine, with star and crescent overprint, strong color, o.g., certifcate states "rather soiled", but this is overly harsh, as the soiling is faint and confined to the bottom and right margins, fine appearance; only 111 printed; 1958 BPA certificate (Scott #N23; $1,000.00) (Image) £1,300

SOLD for $400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
414 ogO S.G. #1/25, etc., Interesting mostly mint collection on Scott pages, includes nineteen of the Baghdad surcharges, with catalog values to £550, includes a mint and used S.G. #7, otherwise all different, also complete runs of the Mosul and 1918-20 Iraq issues (including officials), a few Gibbons listed varieties, most o.g., a few small faults but largely fine or better; five BPA and one PF certificates accompany; would make a great start to a collection of this elusive colony (Scott #N1/53, NO1-22; $4,070.00). £4,340

SOLD for $2,700.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Montserrat
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
415 ogO S.G. #1/112, Complete mostly mint collection to 1941 on Scott pages, all spaces are filled, the 1884 4p Blue and two 5/- high values are used, the rest is all mint, a couple extra varieties present, most o.g., generally fine-very fine (Scott #1-103). Est. 400-500

SOLD for $675.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Natal
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
416 O imageS.G. #1, 1859 1p Embossed on blue, a rather handsome used example tied to piece by grid of lozenges cancel, embossing substantially complete just impinging on the frame a couple spots, very fine for this; 1981 BPA certificate as S.G. #3 in error (Scott #5; $1,250.00) . (Image) £1,100

SOLD for $850.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
417 O imageS.G. #5, 1857 6p Embossed on green, used single with full quite strong embossing and margins just clear of the design, central blue c.d.s., sound example lacking the usual faults found on these fragile stamps, very fine for this difficult issue; 1930 RPS certificate (Scott #2; $1.200.00). (Image) £1,100

SOLD for $950.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM

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