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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH continued...

British Central Africa continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
81 ng imageS.G. #30, 1895 £10 Black and orange vermilion Coat of Arms, unused single, well centered with intense radiant colors, unobtrusive surface abrasion in left margin, otherwise a very fine and handsome appearing example of this rare high value; 1983 BPA certificate (Scott #30; $3,750.00). (Image) £4,250

SOLD for $1,150.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
82 og imageS.G. #31, 1895 £25 Black and blue green Coat of Arms, an extraordinarily well centered mint example of this key high value, being perfectly centered within large balanced margins, deep vivid blue green color with contrasting sharp intense black impression on bright white paper, o.g., h.r., light diagonal crease, only apparent from the back, extremely fine appearance; 1969 BPA certificate (Scott #31; $6,500.00). (Image) £7,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
83 og imageS.G. #40, 1896 £1 Black and blue Coat of Arms, well centered mint single, deep colors and sharp impressions, o.g., very fine and choice (Scott #40; $800.00). (Image) £800

SOLD for $425.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
84 og imageS.G. #41, 1896 £10 Black and orange Coat of Arms, a rarely seen sound mint example of this elusive value, possessing strong fresh colors and completely intact perforations (these high values were typically scissor separated), o.g., although accompanying certificate inexplicably describes the gum as "disturbed", which seems odd as this stamp has much cleaner original gum than usually found, fine; 1987 BPA certificate; ex-Isleham (Scott #41; $3,750.00). (Image) £5,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
84 og imageS.G. #41, 1896 £10 Black and orange Coat of Arms, a rarely seen sound mint example of this elusive value, possessing strong fresh colors and completely intact perforations (these high values were typically scissor separated), o.g., although accompanying certificate inexplicably describes the gum as "disturbed", which seems odd as this stamp has much cleaner original gum than usually found, fine; 1987 BPA certificate; ex-Isleham, Gibralter (Scott #41; $4,250.00). (Image) £5,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
85 O imageS.G. #67, 1903-04 £10 Grey and blue, handsome used example of this scarce high value, tied to piece by well struck and nearly complete "Chiromo/B.C.A./MR 2. 04" squared circle, colors are rich with sharp detailed impressions, very fine; a very difficult stamp to acquire in this select used condition; 1989 Brandon certificate (Scott #69; $3,000.00). (Image) £3,250

SOLD for $2,800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
86 og imageS.G. #69, 70, 1907 2p Dull and bright violet and 4p Grey green and black, watermarked Crown and "CA", a wonderfully matched pair of these two values that are considered to be the rarest of the British King Edward VII issues, both centered to the top as all known examples are, but these are actually as well centered or better than most, all colors are intense and rich with highly detailed impressions and no rubbing as is often found on this chalky surfaced paper, full clean original gum with only the barest trace of hinging, very fine; only eighteen examples of each of these values ever reached the market because the name of this country was changed to Nyasaland Protectorate at the time they were produced, of this tiny number a block of four and a single of each value reside in the Royal Collection and a single of each are in the British Library Philatelic Collections, thus no more than twelve examples are in public hands; similar quality sheet margin singles in our October 2003 Collector's Series auction from the A. Edward Grashof collection realized $35,000.00, plus the 10% buyer's premium; 1971 A. Diena certificate for the two and 1975 RPS certificates for each (Scott #71-72; $17,000.00). (Image) £18,000

SOLD for $16,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
87 ogO S.G. #1/71, Largely mint collection of 61 mostly different, only eleven used are present plus a couple with revenue cancels not counted, quite comprehensive lacking only the high value rarities, o.g. or used, condition varies with an occasional flaw, most are fine-very fine; a useful collection of this popular African colony (Scott #1/73). Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
British Columbia & Vancouver Island
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
88 og imageScott #1, 1860 2 1/2p Dull rose, imperforate, four large margins, strong color for this, certificate states "part gum" but Scott states these are ungummed, very fine; a select example of this rare stamp; now footnoted in Stanley Gibbons; 1974 RPS certificate (as the former S.G. #1) (Scott $2,500.00). (Image) £2,750

SOLD for $3,500.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
89 O imageS.G. #11, 1865 5c Rose, imperforate, tied to piece with a portion of Wells, Fargo imprint by blue Wells, Fargo cancel, margins cut a little irregular as often on these, and they range from large to touching the frame lines, bright fresh color, a fine example of this classic rarity; 1988 Greene Foundation certificate (Scott #3; $7,250.00). (Image) £8,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
90 og imageS.G. #30, 1868 "10.CENTS.10" on 3p Lake, uncommonly rich color and crisp impression, o.g., fine; 1990 BPA certificate (Scott #10; $1,100.00). (Image) £800

SOLD for $675.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
91 og imageS.G. #33, 1868 "1.DOLLAR.1" on 3p Green, bright color, o.g., certificate states "soiled" which is a barely perceptible tiny spot and unworthy of mention, a fresh and fine stamp; 1990 BPA certificate (Scott #13; $1,000.00). (Image) £700

SOLD for $550.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
British East Africa
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
92 og imageS.G. #2, 1890 "1 Anna" on 2p Grey green and carmine, overprinted "British/East Africa/Company, a select mint single, unusually well centered, bright colors on clean white paper, full o.g., very lightly hinged; extremely fine; these first issues are surprisingly difficult, particularly in this premium mint condition, as most of the limited issuance were used (Scott #2; $400.00). (Image) £450

SOLD for $550.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
93 O imageS.G. #20, 1891 "1/2 Anna" Mombasa provisional surcharge on 2a Vermilion, initialed "A.D.", used single with portion of Mombasa c.d.s., bright and fresh for these, tiny insignificant corner crease at top left, fine and scarce; clear 1992 BPA certificate (Scott #31; $900.00). (Image) £850

SOLD for $475.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
94 O imageS.G. #21 var., 1891 "1 Anna" Mombasa provisional surcharge on 4a Brown, initialed "A.B.", paper maker's watermark, the surcharge had the "1" inserted in manuscript when it was initialed and the line drawn through the old value even though the handstamped "1" was there but light, fresh used example with c.d.s. cancel, very fine for this rare provisional; 1994 BPA certificate (Scott #32 var.; $1,500.00+). (Image) £1,700

SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
95 O imageS.G. #23, 1891 "1/2 Anna" Mombasa manuscript provisional surcharge on 2a Vermilion, initialed "A.B.", attractive used single showing natural s.e. margin at top, large portion of clear "Mombasa/MR 19/91", faint corner crease at bottom right, fine and scarce (Scott #33; $750.00). (Image) £850

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
96 O imageS.G. #26, 1891 "1 Anna" manuscript Mombasa provisional surcharge on 4a Brown, initialed "A.B", single tied to small piece by large portion of February Mombasa c.d.s as well as ms. cancel and red crayon, tropical staining and tiny edge tear at left, nevertheless an extremely scarce provisional (Scott #35; $1,275.00). (Image) £1,400

SOLD for $400.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
97 og imageS.G. #98, 1897 20R Pale green, lovely mint single, very well centered, fresh strong color on bright white paper, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; signed A. Diena (Scott #108; $575.00). (Image) £650

SOLD for $425.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
98 O imageS.G. #99, 1897 50R Mauve, an incredibly rare used single of this high value, exceptionally well centered, and possessing a particularly lovely mauve color, portion of Mombasa squared circle postmark, tiny thin speck mentioned for accuracy only, otherwise extremely fine; certified used examples of this value are almost non-existent; clear 1986 RPS certificate (Scott #109; $3,500.00). (Image) £6,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM
99 ogO S.G. #1/97, Comprehensive largely mint collection of 95 nearly all different, plus five first issue imperforate singles not counted including a 4a Grey Sperati reproduction, only eleven used stamps are present, definitive issues, including those with "British East Africa" overprints, are largely complete except the two high values in the last 1898 series, o.g. or used, an occasional fault is present, mostly fine-very fine; an excellent collection to build upon by adding the rarities (Scott #1/107). Est. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Closing..Apr-03, 09:00 AM

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