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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH continued...

Rhodesia continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
638 O imageS.G. #181a, 1910 1/- Black and blue green, perf. 14x15, well centered used example of this enormously rare compound perforation, portions of two cancels showing commercial usage, several thin spots, very fine appearance; an incredibly elusive variety as there are believed to be only two mint examples and about a dozen used copies recorded; 1980 BPA certificate (Scott #111 var.). (Image) £2,500

SOLD for $550.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
639 og imageS.G. #131 var./166 var., 1910 2 1/2p-£1 Double Head clandestine roulettes, a "set " of seven values including 2 1/2p, 3p, 6p, 3/- with two different shades of the frame, 5/-, 10/- and £1 for a total of eight stamps, this is the same composition as offered in the Robert M. Gibbs collection, 3p and £1 are right sheet-margin examples, this unit being a sound group with fine-very fine centering; it is believed that these were printed from genuine printing plates and then unofficially gummed and rouletted, very scarce set; 1990 BPA certificate for one of the 3/- values. (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $2,100.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
640 ogO S.G. #119/185a, An impressive and valuable collection/accumulation of the Double Heads of Rhodesia, a marvelous array of well over 400 mint and used arranged in Stanley Gibbons order and showing the numerous shades in which these stamps are collected, all values in perforation 14 are present right through the £1 complete mint and all but the 7/6 are present used, these include many of the different shade combinations as well and often several examples of each, the scarcer perf. 15 issues are also complete for all values mint or used less only the £1 (example with revenue cancel removed not counted), plus all the perf. 13 1/2 values and single examples of the 3p and 4p with compound perforation of 14 and 15, each number has the mint and used together with numerous copies of lower values and less, though often several, of the higher values, condition varies as would be expected on such a large hoard as this with some small faults, usually not apparent from the face, but overall the vast majority are fresh, mint with o.g., and fine-very fine; this is truly an astounding accumulation of these popular issues, ideal for the student who wants to study shades or the specialist dealer desiring a valuable stock; this lot needs to be examined to appreciate its true scope; Stanley Gibbons catalog value well in excess of £40,000 (Scott #101/118). Est. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $18,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
641 og imageS.G. #204, 1913 1p Rose red, perf. 15, a particularly attractive mint single, exceptional centering within large margins, fresh bright color, full o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine (Scott #120d, $500.00). (Image) £500

SOLD for $500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
642 og imageS.G. #213a, 1913 8p Violet and green, die I, a wonderfully fresh mint example of this extremely rare stamp, clear and attractive pastel colors with sharp impressions, o.g., relatively lightly hinged, centered to left as is often the case with this stamp, nearly very fine for this; this is one of the rarest of the Admiral values as very few were printed with this die I head; 1997 Brandon certificate (Scott #128a var.). (Image) £5,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
643 og imageS.G. #242, 1913 £1 Black and purple, Die II, well centered mint single, with particularly deep intense colors and sharp impressions, o.g., extremely fine (Scott #138; $400.00). (Image) £375

SOLD for $190.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
644 og imageS.G. #245, 1913 4p Black and deep orange vermilion, die II, perf. 15, fresh mint single with bright colors, o.g., fine centering; a scarce stamp (Scott #125a var.). (Image) £1,100

SOLD for $350.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
645 og imageS.G. #250, 1913 3/- Chocolate and blue, die II, perf. 15, handsome mint single, well centered within large margins, luxuriant bright colors, o.g., l.h., choice very fine; 1991 BPA certificate (Scott #134b; $575.00). (Image) £600

SOLD for $240.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
646 og imageS.G. #251a, 1913 5/- Blue and blue green, die II, perf. 15, a marvelously well centered mint single, within larger margins than commonly seen, luxuriant deep colors and razor-sharp impressions, o.g., relatively lightly hinged, extremely fine; a premium example of this very scarce value; 1960 BPA certificate (Scott #135a var.). (Image) £1,500

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
647 og imageS.G. #254, 1913 £1 Black and purple, die II, perf. 15, mint single, possessing deep intense colors and sharp impressions on bright white paper, o.g., very fine (Scott #138c; $1,250.00). (Image) £1,200

SOLD for $700.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
648 og imageS.G. #254a, 1913 £1 Black and deep purple, die II, perf. 15, an extraordinarily handsome mint example of this very rare shade, the deep purple color is particularly sumptuous with matching intense black, plus highly detailed impressions, beautifully centered, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; a terribly elusive stamp in this deep shade; ex-Gibbs (Scott #138c var.). (Image) £2,750

SOLD for $2,500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
649 og imageS.G. #273a, 1913 2/- Black and yellow brown, die III, mint single of this enormously rare shade, fresh bright colors with especially deep and sharp die III head, o.g., l.h., nearly very fine centering; a particularly difficult shade missing from most collections; 1995 RPS certificate (Scott #132 var.). (Image) £2,250

SOLD for $1,400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
650 og imageS.G. #276a, 1913 7/6 Maroon and slate black, die III, a lovely mint single, remarkably well centered, and possessing beautiful rich colors with detailed impressions showing the die type well, o.g., l.h., extremely fine; 1991 BPA certificate (Scott #136a var.). (Image) £750

SOLD for $650.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
651 og imageS.G. #278, 1913 £1 Black and bright purple, die III, attractive mint example, fresh bright colors with sharp impressions, o.g., l.h., very fine (Scott #138a; $475.00). (Image) £400

SOLD for $450.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
652 og imageS.G. #279, 1913 £1 Black and deep purple, die III, handsome mint single with bright vivid colors on fresh white paper, detailed impressions, o.g., barely hinged if at all, very fine and choice (Scott #138; $400.00). (Image) £425

SOLD for $400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
653 imageS.G. #279b, 1913 £1 Black and deep violet, die III, mint single with striking deep violet color, plus intense sharp black impression, beautifully set off by the white paper, o.g., very lightly hinged, very fine (Scott #138 var.). (Image) £500

SOLD for $525.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
654 O imageS.G. #279c, 1913 2p Black and brownish grey, die III, perf. 15, used example of this terribly elusive stamp, slightly uneven perforations at left, otherwise very fine for this; this is the only early value in die III that is perforated 15; it is a major rarity mint and decidedly scarce used; clear 1993 BPA certificate (Scott #122b var.). (Image) £500

SOLD for $200.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
655 O imageS.G. #280a, 1917 "Half Penny" surcharge on 1p Rose carmine, inverted surcharge, well centered used example of this very scarce surcharge variety, strong well impressed violet black surcharge, stamp has bright fresh color on clean paper, light unobtrusive cancel, choice very fine; 1992 BPA certificate (Scott #136a; $1,600.00). (Image) £1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
656 og imageS.G. #311, 1922 £1 Deep magenta and black, unusually well centered mint example, pretty bright colors and sharp impressions, o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine (Scott #138a; $475.00). (Image) £550

SOLD for $500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
657 og imageS.G. #322, 1923 £1 Black and magenta, die III, perf. 15, beautifully centered mint single, radiant magenta color and sharp impressions, full o.g., with only the barest trace of hinging, light horizontal gum bend, otherwise extremely fine (Scott #138b var.). (Image) £800

SOLD for $400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM

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