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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH continued...

Niger Coast Protectorate continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
558 og imageS.G. #38, 1893 1/- on 2p Green and carmine, Ty. 11 surcharge in vermilion, mint single, quite well centered, fresh colors, o.g., very fine; 1990 BPA certificate (Scott #30, $500.00). (Image) £550

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
559 og imageS.G. #39, 1893 1/- on 2p Green and carmine, Ty. 11 surcharge in black, an attractive mint single of this incredibly rare stamp, wonderfully well struck and positioned example of this rare intense black surcharge, stamp is quite well centered with excellent colors, o.g. ( accompanying certificate states "foreign matter adhering but this is the red fibers from interleaving that comes on nearly all these issues and is not usually mentioned), very fine; only seventeen examples of this are known with this black surcharge; a great rarity missing from most collections; 1996 PF certificate (Scott #31; $5,500.00). (Image) £5,500

SOLD for $6,250.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
560 og imageS.G. #40, 1893 5/- on 2p Green and carmine, Ty. 12 surcharge in violet, an exceptionally well centered example of this very rare high value, strong well struck surcharge, colors are fresh and bright on white paper, o.g., light horizontal crease as often found on this value, extremely fine appearance and one of the most attractive appearing of the few known copies; a total of only 28 of the five shilling surcharges were printed, less seven varieties leaves only 21 produced of the normal stamp, and not all of those may yet exist; 1991 BPA certificate; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein (Scott #32; $8,000.00). (Image) £9,000

SOLD for $7,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
561 og imageS.G. #40c, 1893 5/- on 2p Green and carmine, Ty. 12 surcharge in violet, diagonal reading down, mint example of this phenomenally rare variety, exceptionally well centered, lovely colors including a perfect well struck surcharge, o.g., light vertical crease and small thin at top left, both of little significance when one considers the incredible rarity of this variety, extremely fine appearance; this variety has always been referred to as "diagonal, reading down", actually it is inverted and diagonal reading down, Nicholson records that only two stamps are known with diagonal surcharge, one is upright with surcharge reading down, this is the unique example outside of the Royal Collection of an inverted and diagonal surcharge reading down; an opportunity to acquire a stamp that may not appear on the market again for years or possibly decades; 1936 RPS and 1991 BPA certificates; ex-Preston, Dale-Lichtenstein (Scott #32 var.). (Image) £16,000

SOLD for $17,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
562 og imageS.G. #41, 41b, 10/- on 5p Dull purple and blue, Ty. 12 surcharge in vermilion, unique se-tenant pair, left stamp vertical, reading down, right stamp upright, the premier rarity of the Neal M. Allen Collection of Niger Coast, a lovely pair in marvelous condition with numerous exceptional physical characteristics, possessing beautiful centering which is only infrequently found on these issues, plus deep radiant colors and both surcharges perfectly struck with razor sharp impressions, o.g., extremely fine; Nicholson notes that there was a total of only 32 of the Ten Shilling surcharged values printed, this included five varieties showing different orientations of the surcharge, the left stamp in this pair is the only known example of the surcharge vertical reading down, thus this se-tenant pair is unique as well, a stellar piece for an award-winning collection of Niger Coast; 1991 BPA certificate; ex-Crocker, Dale-Lichtenstein (Scott #33, 33 var.). (Image) £21,000+

SOLD for $28,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
563 og imageS.G. #65b, 1894 1/2p on 2 1/2p Blue, "Oie" for "One", mint single, quite well centered, fresh color, o.g., tiny thin speck, otherwise very fine; this variety occurred because of broken type in one position part way through the production, total quanities of this variety are estimated at about 80 stamps with most being used; this variety not listed in Scott (Scott #54 var.). (Image) £1,500

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Nigeria
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
564 ogOO 1892-1948 Extensive largely mint collection consisting of over 225 mostly different, covering the whole range of this area's stamps starting with the issues of the Niger Coast Protectorate, these are mostly the regular definitives, lacking the 1893 Old Calabar provisionals, but including six of the 1894 Opobo provisionals including the three different colors of the 1/2p on 1p Vermilion (all with BPA certificates), then Northern Nigeria complete less the £25 rarity, Southern Nigeria complete and Nigeria complete through 1948, an occasional fault is to be found, but the vast majority are clean and attractive, o.g. or used, fine-very fine; Stanley Gibbons catalog value is over £7,200; seven BPA certificates accompany. Est. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Niue
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
565 og imageS.G. #15, 1903 1/- Brown red, "Tahae" overprint joined, deep intense color, o.g., lightly hinged, fine; 1988 Rendon certificate (Scott #13c; $675.00). (Image) £650

SOLD for $425.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
566 og imageS.G. #70 var., 1935 2 1/2p Dull and deep blue, imperforate horizontally, vertical pair from a proof sheet, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; 1991 BPA certificate (Scott #68a; $275.00). (Image) £250

SOLD for $170.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
North Borneo
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
567 og imageS.G. #18a, 1886 "3 CENTS" surcharge on 4c Pink, small "3", bright fresh color, full o.g., a fine example of this very scarce stamp; signed H. Bloch and accompanied by his 1982 Friedl certificate, as well as a 1989 BPA certificate (Scott #16; $1,500.00). (Image) £1,700

SOLD for $1,300.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
568 O imageS.G. #54, 1892 "6 cents." surcharge on 8c Green issue of 1896, a most impressive used example of this very rare stamp, well centered, lovely rich color, red c.d.s. postmark, very fine; one of the key rarities of North Borneo; 1957 BPA certificate (Scott #54; $4,500.00). (Image) £4,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
569 ogO North Borneo and Labuan valuable collection balance to 1941 on Scott pages, generally lacking only the very scarce and rare stamps, includes some elusive 19th century issues cataloging a couple hundred pounds apiece, also a nice range of the popular Pictorial mint sets of the 20th century, the lot also includes a virtually complete mint collection of Sarawak, most o.g., a few small faults but the vast majority are fine-very fine; overall an impressive collection of this popular and highly saleable area. Est. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
North West Pacific Islands
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
570 og imageS.G. #83, 1916 5/- Grey and yellow, Die II, bright colors, o.g., nearly very fine; signed H. Bloch and accompanied by a 1976 PF certificate; ex-Israelow (Scott #8; $700.00). (Image) £800

SOLD for $725.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
571 og imageS.G. #85, 1915 £1 Brown and ultramarine, Die II, especially rich bright colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Scott #10; $425.00). (Image) £425

SOLD for $350.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
572 og imageS.G. #87, 1916 2 1/2p Indigo, Die II, watermarked wide Crown and narrow A, a most impressive mint example of this important rarity, extraordinarlily well centered and margined, fresh color, large part o.g., extremely fine; one of the finest examples of this stamp in existence; the extreme rarity of this stamp can be underscored by the fact that it has been missing from nearly all of the important British Commonwealth collections to be offered in the last 25 years; 1951 Friedl and 1995 BPA certificates (Scott #14; $7,000.00). (Image) £11,000

SOLD for $13,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
573 og S.G. #65/124, O3, Mostly mint balance of the collection of 41 mostly different stamps, with values to £1, also two 10/- stamps, includes a couple shade varieties and five of the scarce punctured "OS" officials, o.g., a few small faults but nearly all are fine-very fine (Scott #1/49). £1,336

SOLD for $675.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Nyasaland
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
574 og imageS.G. #81, 1908 £1 Purple and black on red, top sheet-margin single, well centered, o.g., stamp l.h., fragile purple color slightly rubbed as is virtually always the case with this stamp, very fine (Scott #10; $375.00). (Image) £450

SOLD for $300.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
575 nh imageS.G. #82, 1908 £10 Purple and ultramarine, a select right sheet-margin single with purple plate no. 1, an unusually fresh example of this rare high value, the colors are vastly superior to those found on the great majority of this stamp with very little of the rubbing that is endemic to this issue, full clean original gum that is never hinged, very fine; signed A. D(iena) and accompanied by his 1969 certificate, as well as a 1998 BPA certificate (Scott #11; $8,500.00). (Image) £7,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
576 O imageS.G. #99e, 1919 £10 Purple and royal blue, used single of this very scarce high value with portion of c.d.s. pmk., wonderfully deep colors on bright white paper, very fine ; 1984 PF of Southern Africa certificate (Scott #24; $2,000.00). (Image) £1,700

SOLD for $1,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Orange River Colony
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
577 O imageS.G. #102, 102g, 1900 "V.R.I./1d" surcharge Ty. 31 on 1p Purple, "I" and period after "R" omitted, bottom stamp in used vertical pair with normal, the variety stamp also shows "V" and "R" close together, certificate notes that this is the second stage of the variety, fresh and well centered example of this striking variety, neatly cancelled, very fine; 1992 BPA certificate (Scott #45, 45b; $175.00+). (Image) £300+

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

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