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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH continued...

New Zealand continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
518 og imageS.G. #F166, 1935 £4 Light blue postal fiscal, Cowan paper, exceptionally well centered, lovely fresh color and paper, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine (Scott #AR67; $275.00). (Image) £350

SOLD for $250.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
519 og imageS.G. #F167, 1935 £4 10/- Deep olive grey postal fiscal, Cowan paper, very well centered, rich color, o.g., lightly hinged, tiny toned spot on reverse only, still fresh and very fine (Scott #AR68; $1,250.00). (Image) £1,000

SOLD for $625.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
520 og imageS.G. #F168, 1931 £5 Indigo blue postal fiscal, Cowan paper, deeply rich color on bright white paper, excellent centering, o.g., lightly hinged, choice very fine (Scott #AR69; $400.00). (Image) £325

SOLD for $260.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
521 nh imageS.G. #F181, 1936 35/- Orange yellow postal fiscal, Wiggins Teape paper, a choice mint example of this key postal fiscal, being the even more elusive variety on Wiggins Teape paper, brilliant color, o.g., never hinged, very fine (Scott #AR62; for hinged $2,500.00). (Image) £3,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
522 og imageS.G. #F182, 1937 £2 Bright purple postal fiscal, Wiggins Teape paper, bright and fresh, o.g. lightly hinged, very fine (Scott #AR63 var.). (Image) £600

SOLD for $450.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
523 og imageS.G. #A2, 1911 1/2p Deep green, with "VICTORIA/LAND." overprint, bright color, o.g., lightly hinged, fine (Scott #130d; $600.00). (Image) £550

SOLD for $325.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
524 og/nhbl imageSanabria #2, 1899 1/- Light blue Pigeongram Service, second issue, complete sheet of 24 with selvage on three sides as always, fresh color, o.g., several stamps n.h., adherence on back affects about eight stamps at right, a few lightly toned perfs. at bottom, small thin in selvage only, couple minor inclusions, very fine for this; full intact sheets are most uncommon. (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
525 ogO S.G. #2/142a, Mostly used Chalon Head collection of 164 items including a few multiples, all issues represented, with a wide range of the Stanley Gibbons listed shades, also several of the scarce rouletted stamps which are rarely found in collection balances, many items cataloging £100-£500 each, with several even higher, while the condition is somewhat mixed, it is in better condition than usually found, most with fine-very fine appearance; overall a worthwhile collection that boasts a very high catalog value; 25 Odenweller, two BPA, one each Brandon, Holcombe, RPS and PF certificates accompany. Est. 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $10,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
526 ogO S.G. #143/625, E1/F205, Representative mint and used colleciton from 1873-1940 on Scott pages, the postage issues have very few empty spaces, the early issues being mixed mint and used, while the 20th century is nearly all mint, there is strong value in back-of-the-book issues, particularly the postal-fiscals, which includes better mint from the 1931-40 Issues, also comprehensive showings of postage dues, officials and life insurance stamps, there are also some better varieties sprinkled throughout, plus there is a good showing of revenue "Stamp Duty" stamps, the mint is nearly all o.g., some small faults but most are fine-very fine. Est. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
527 ogO New Zealand advertising on the back stamps specialized collection of well over 800 stamps including some mint or unused, contains a nearly complete plate reconstruction of all sixteen settings (missing only 24 of the 480 positions), plus there are several hundred neatly arranged on stockpages, we note values to the 1/-, with several of the 3p-6p values, mostly fine or better; an unusually comprehensive showing of these interesting stamps. Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Niger Coast Protectorate
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
528 og imageS.G. #7a, 1893 1/2p on half of 1p Violet, Ty. 2 surcharge in red, unsevered pair, fresh mint example retaining its bright violet color neatly contrasted by the red surcharge, o.g., very fine; only 468 full stamps were surcharged in this color, the number remaining unsevered are only a small fraction of this; 1991BPA certificate (Scott #7c; $450.00). (Image) £450

SOLD for $280.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
529 og imageS.G. #7a var., 1893 1/2p on half of 1p Violet, Ty. 2 surcharge in red, unsevered pair, variety with a score between the two halves, attractive mint example with strong violet color, o.g., relatively lightly hinged, very fine; this variety shows the technique of the Old Calabar Post Office for efficient separation of the halves, a diagonal cut along the line between the halves was made leaving the two corners attached, these could then be easily separate in daily post office operation, severed halves show evidence of this and pairs still intact are undoubtedly scarcer than the unscored pair; 1991BPA certificate (Scott #7c; $450.00+). (Image) £450+

SOLD for $375.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
530 og imageS.G. #9, 1893 1/2p on 2p Green and carmine, Ty. 3 surcharge in violet, exceptionally attractive mint single, well centered, stamp has strong rich colors and a well struck example of this surcharge, o.g., l.h., accompanying certificate mentions crease at top which is nothing more than a tiny faint corner crease, so insignificant as to be hardly worth mentioning, otherwise choice very fine and very scarce; it is estimated that only 60 examples of this stamp were originally printed; 1984 BPA certificate (Scott #20 var.; this type not specifically listed by Scott). (Image) £500

SOLD for $600.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
531 og imageS.G. #10, 1893 1/2p on 2 1/2p Purple on blue, Ty. 3 surcharge in vermilion, a marvelously handsome example of one of the rarest "Half/Penny" surcharges, bright well struck vermilion surcharge of this rare type, stamp is unusually well centered with perforations clearing the design all around, possessing rich purple color on fresh blue paper, o.g., very fine and choice; only seven examples of this incredibly rare stamp have been recorded, missing in most of the major collections of Niger Coast; a rare opportunity to acquire this rarity in such premium condition; this type not listed by Scott; 1979 BPA certificate. (Image) £8,500

SOLD for $8,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
532 og imageS.G. #11, 1893 1/2p on 2 1/2p Purple on blue, Ty. 4 surcharge in green, brilliant fresh single with especially intense colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine for this; while one of the more common of these surcharges, it is still estimated that less than 180 stamps were so surcharged; 1992 BPA certificate (Scott #25 var.; this type not specifically listed). (Image) £250

SOLD for $400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
533 og imageS.G. #12, 1893 1/2p on 2 1/2p Purple on blue, Ty. 4 surcharge in vermilion, exceptionally fresh mint single, bright colors, o.g. that is very lightly hinged, very fine; one of the scarcer of the "Half/Penny" surcharges with only 60 examples believed to have been printed; 1991 BPA certificate (Scott #21 var.; this type not specifically listed). (Image) £700

SOLD for $1,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
534 og imageS.G. #13, 1893 1/2p on 2 1/2p Purple on blue, Ty. 4 surcharge in carmine, bright mint single with very distinctive dark carmine surcharge, o.g., very fine; it is believed that less than 180 stamps were surcharged; 1992 BPA certificate (Scott #22 var.; this type not specifically listed). (Image) £350

SOLD for $525.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
535 og imageS.G. #14, 1893 1/2p on 2 1/2p Purple on blue, Ty. 4 surcharge in blue, a marvelously choice mint single, nearly perfectly centered, deep colors, well placed and strongly stuck surcharge, though in this position lacking most of the bar, o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine; 1992 BPA certificate (Scott #24 var.; this type not specifically listed). (Image) £325

SOLD for $325.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
536 og imageS.G. #15, 1893 1/2p on 2 1/2p Purple on blue, Ty. 4 surcharge in black, mint example with the very rare intense black surcharge, fresh with attractive color on bright blue paper, o.g., lightly hinged, original note and initials on reverse in red ink "P.O. Clerk/1894/W.S.A.", very fine; an immense rarity of the "Half/Penny" surcharges with only 19 stamps believed to have been printed and even less known; 1992 BPA certificate (Scott apparently #26; $3,500.00 though this type not specifically listed). (Image) £3,500

SOLD for $3,250.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
537 og imageS.G. #16, 1893 1/2p on 2 1/2p Purple on blue, Ty. 4 surcharge in blue black, a marvelously fresh and handsome mint example of this very rare "Half/Penny" surcharge, the stamp is well centered with perforations clear on all four sides, particularly intense colors and a well struck surcharge in this distinctive blue black color, o.g., choice very fine; 23 examples are believed to have been printed, which is four more than the black surcharge, but only eight examples have been recorded making this the rarer of the two and greatly undercataloged; an outstanding rarity particularly in this premium condition; 1970 BPA certificate and photocopy of 1994 confirming note by David Brandon (Scott apparently #23; $3,000.00 though this type not specifically listed). (Image) £3,250

SOLD for $5,250.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM

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