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Lot# 4248 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4248 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surcharged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, used example on piece showing variety: "Surcharged Double with Type 1 and Type 2" clearly, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 1) in black. Possibly Trial Surcharges - this stamp and variety initially discussed by H.R.Holmes in the 'London Philatelist' (Volume 81, April 1972, number 952), a copy of this article accompanies the lot. Rare and very fine with less than 20 examples recorded. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 8'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 May 2005, lot 244.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF