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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH continued...

Togo continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
738 O imageS.G. #H16, 1914 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 10pf Carmine, narrow setting, single tied to piece of what appears to be from a commercial cover, "Lome/Togogebiet/8 4 15" c.d.s., very fine; this 10pf in the narrow setting is an incredibly rare issue, Gibbs notes that only fifteen or at the most twenty examples exist, all used, no genuine mint copy has been discovered; signed A. Diena and accompanied by 1989 Holcombe certificate (Scott #50; $2,600.00). (Image) £2,750

SOLD for $4,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
739 O imageS.G. #H20, 1914 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 40pf Black and carmine, narrow setting, fresh used example of this rare value with portion of 1914 Lome pmk., fresh with nice colors and sharp impressions, nearly very fine centering; another rare value of this setting, Gibbs estimates that only about 25 or 30 stamps were issued, most of which were used; 1963 RPS certificate; ex-Gibbs (Scott #54; $1,250.00). (Image) £1,500

SOLD for $1,150.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
740 O imageS.G. #H22, 1914 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 80pf Black and carmine on rose, narrow setting, handsome used single with portion of Lome pmk., particularly deep colors, well centered, choice very fine; a very rare value in this setting, Gibbs believes that only fifteen used examples exist out of his estimate of 25 stamps overprinted; 2000 Brandon certificate (Scott #56; $1,700.00). (Image) £1,800

SOLD for $1,400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
741 O imageS.G. #H23, 1914 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 1M Carmine, narrow setting, an especially choice used single tied to piece by "Lome/Togo/29.9.14" c.d.s., perfectly centered, and wonderfully fresh with brilliant color on clean crisp paper, extremely fine; a major high value rarity; Gibbs estimates that only 40 stamps were issued, and though most were used, certainly less exist today; this stamp is a perfect match for the 2M of this setting offered in our June 2003 British Empire sale being used on a similar piece with the same cancel on the same date; 1955 RPS and 1997 BPA certificates (Scott #57; $4,500.00). (Image) £4,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
742 O imageS.G. #H24, 1914 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 2M Blue, narrow setting, lovely used single of this incredibly rare value in the narrow setting, being very well centered and bearing a portion of "Lome/Togo/14.9.14" c.d.s., color is deep and intense on fresh crisp paper, extremely fine; while no more than twenty stamps were originally printed, no examples are known unused, and only 12 used examples have been recorded, one of which is in the Royal Collection; 1992 Holcombe certificate; ex-Bute (Scott #58; $8,500.00). (Image) £8,500

SOLD for $9,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
743 O imageS.G. #H29,1915 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 3pf Brown, third setting, used single of this exceptionally rare value, neatly cancelled with portion of Lome c.d.s., well centered and possessing deep luxuriant color on fresh paper, extremely fine; this issue was produced from a find of stamps at Sansane-Mangu, only 50 stamps of this value were allotted to the British for overprinting, Gibbs estimates that only 30 to 40 used examples exist; 1974 Calves and 1998 Holcombe certificates (Scott #61; $3,250.00). (Image) £2,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
744 O imageS.G. #H32, 1915 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 20pf Ultramarine, third setting, from the Sansane-Mangu find, used single with portion of 1915 Lome c.d.s., well centered and very fine; despite its modest catalog value only 200 stamps were overprinted of this value; 1992 BPA certificate (Scott #64; $600.00). (Image) £475

SOLD for $575.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
745 og imageS.G. #H43f, 1915 "TOGO/Anglo-French/Occupation" overprint on 2/6 Black and red on blue, "O" omitted from "Occupation", mint single of this scarce variety, fresh bright colors, o.g. being slightly disturbed, very fine (Scott #74 var.). (Image) £475

SOLD for $210.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
746 ogObl S.G. #H1/H58, Desirable collection balance of the overprinted issues for the British occupation, consisting of 100 largely mint including some in multiples up to a block of twelve, starts with eighteen different overprinted German Yacht issues, all but four are mint, the rest are the overprinted issues of Gold Coast including both sets complete mint plus a special emphasis on the numerous overprint varieties with over 30 different, seven different are values with the missing "O" in "Occupation" including the 2/- to 5/- higher values, few small flaws are present but generally o.g. or used, fine to very fine or better; a valuable and interesting collection for the specialist; accompanied by one RPS and three BPA certificates (Scott #33/91). Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Tonga
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
747 ng imageS.G. #36A, 1896 "Half-Penny." surcharge on 1 1/2p on 2p Light blue, Tongan surcharge reading down, unused, small part o.g., fine; 1985 BPA certificate (Scott #36; $325.00). (Image) £450

SOLD for $270.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
748 og imageS.G. #37Ad, 1896 "Half./Penny." surcharge on 1 1/2p on 2p Pale blue, stops instead of hyphens, strong color, part o.g., very fine for this scarce variety (Scott #37h; $550.00). (Image) £900

SOLD for $625.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
749 og imageS.G. #O9b, 1893 "7 1/2 D" surcharge on 8p Ultramarine official, double surcharge, brilliantly fresh, o.g., fine; the double overprint error is exceptionally rare and may be from a trial or proof; 2004 Brandon certificate (Scott #O9 var.). (Image) £1,900

SOLD for $1,100.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
750 ogO S.G. #1/82, O1-10, Nearly complete mostly mint collection to 1942 on Scott pages, lacking only the 1896 1/2p on 1 1/2p on 2p Surcharge to complete Scott major numbers, includes both official sets, some varieties present, mostly o.g. and fine-very fine (Scott #1/81, O1-10). Est. 400-500

SOLD for $700.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
Transvaal
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
751 O imageS.G. #76, 1876 6p Deep blue on coarse soft white paper, wide roulette 6 1/2, a scarce sound example of this elusive stamp, quite well centered with full roulettes on all four sides that are clear of the design, exceptionally clean and deep color on fresh white paper, light three-ring numeral cancel, very fine and very scarce especially in this select condition (Scott #48a; $850.00). (Image) £750

SOLD for $425.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
752 O imageS.G. #90, 1877 "V.R./TRANSVAAL." overprint in red on 3p Lilac on pelure paper, fine rouletted 15 1/2-16, position 21 from left pane, used example of this extremely rare rouletted stamp, showing full rouletting at left and bottom and well clear s.e. on top and right, fine example of a stamp missing from most collections; 1977 BPA certificate (Scott #51; $1,700.00). (Image) £1,100

SOLD for $475.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
753 O imageS.G. #97, 1977 "V.R./TRANSVAAL." overprint on 1p Orange red on pelure paper, fine rouletted 15 1/2-16, used example of this rare rouletted value with full roulettes on all four sides, well centered for these, light target cancel, diagonal crease at top left, typical of this extremely fragile paper, otherwise very fine; 1994 Holcombe certificate (Scott #58; $1,200.00). (Image) £1,000

SOLD for $475.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
754 og imageS.G. #108a, 1877 "V.R./TRANSVAAL." overprint on 1/- Yellow green on soft white paper, fine rouletted 15 1/2-16, inverted overprint, a stunning mint example of this very scarce variety, rouletting on all four sides including portion of left sheet margin within the rouletting, fresh with brilliant color on bright paper, o.g., extremely fine and rarely found in such superlative condition (Scott #70a; $1,000.00). (Image) £850

SOLD for $475.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
755 O imageS.G. #111, 1877 "V.R./TRANSVAAL." overprint on 6p Dull blue on soft white paper, wide rouletted 6 1/2, well centered used single within quite large margins showing full roulettes at right and bottom, attractive color, light numeral "1" in rings cancel, hinge thin and horizontal crease, very fine appearance; 1989 RPS certificate (Scott #68b; $1,250.00). (Image) £1,100

SOLD for $500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
756 O imageS.G. #127b, 1877 "V.R./Transvaal" overprint on 6p Blue on blue, fine rouletted 15 1/2-16, overprint omitted, an extraordinarily attractive example of this enormously rare error, the stamp in this color was printed especially to be overprinted and was not regularly issued without it, this copy has deep color and fresh blue paper, full rouletting on all four sides that are clear of the design, plus neatly cancelled with clear numeral "1" in three-ring cancel, trivial pin-head inclusion cavity at top right mentioned for accuracy, otherwise a very fine example of this rarity; clear 1965 BPA certificate (Scott #82b; $2,700.00). (Image) £2,500

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM
757 O image#S.G. #131, 1877 "V.R./Transvaal" overprint on 6p Blue on green, wide rouletted 6 1/2, used example of this scarce issue that is for all practical purposes only found used, rouletting on all four sides just touching at one point, neat portion of three-ring numeral cancel, faint thin spots, otherwise fine and scarce (Scott #81e; $900.00). (Image) £850

SOLD for $160.00
Closing..Apr-03, 12:00 PM

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