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  • Lot# : 607 Gibraltar

    1859: Cover from Gibraltar to Chepstow, franked by Great Britain 1857 1 d. red in two horizontal strips of three all tied by the "A26" obliterator (introduced in February 1859) in black. Single ring "Gibraltar" cds of despatch below (Nov 28) in blue and reverse with double arc 'Chepstow' arrival (Dec 7). Small imperfections but an unusual make-up of the 6d. rate.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, RL, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1183.rn                   Harmers, London, 30 April 2001, lot 912.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 608 Gibraltar

    1858 (Dec 3): Entire letter from Cadiz to Manila, Philippines, mailed from Gibraltar with Great Britain 1856/57 4 d. deep rose, 6 d. lilac and 1 s. green all tied by bold strikes of the "G" in bars obliterator in black. 'Gibraltar' single circle cds in blue at left (Dec 6) and reverse with HONG-KONG double arc cds of transit in black (Jan 27, 1859) and Manila arrival in watery blue ink (Feb 1). Handstruck "2" (reales) due on front of an outstanding Surface Printed '1-2-3' franking for the 1/10 d. rate and one of the most spectacular Gibraltar covers in existence.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 22-23 April 2004, lot 664.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 609 Gibraltar

    1863: Soldier's Letter from Gibraltar to London from G. Johnson, 2nd. Batallion, 2nd Queen's Royals Regiment, franked by 1 d. red star, perf. 14 tied by "A26" barred obliterator in black. Correctly counter-signed by Commanding Officer at left with "Gibraltar" despatch cds above (March 1) and reverse with London arrival cds (March 13). A fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 610 Gibraltar

    1874: Cover from Gibraltar to Genova, Italy franked by Great Britain 1858/79 1 d. red, plate 148, two examples tied by "Gibraltar / A26" duplexes (April 9) in black. Italic "Con Bastim Merchant." in black, underpaid 2 d. and taxed on arrival with Italy 1870 Postage Due 40 c. tied by 'Genova' cds (April 15). A fine and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 611 Gibraltar

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    1859 (April 2): Letter sheet from Gibraltar to Lisbon, franked by 1858 2 d. blue (SG 45), Crown watermark, perf. 14 and lettered KB, fresh colour and good perfs, tied by 'A26' numeral with "GIBRALTAR APRIL 2 1859" cds alongside, endorsed "per Corinthian", with oval "C.Est.de N." handstamp (Letter from overseas by ship) and '160' (reis) due added upon arrival. A fine and fresh item. Cert. Holcombe (1998).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 612 Gibraltar

    1875: Cover from Gibraltar to Malta franked by 1876 2½ d. rosy-mauve, plate 1 on blued paper, tied by "Gibraltar / A26" duplex in black (Aug 9). London arrival cds in red on reverse. A very scarce stamp on cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 613 Gibraltar

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    1875/76: Great Britain 2½ d. rosy-mauve, plate 2, on white paper, lettered LH-FL, the Error of Lettering, a very fine used example cancelled by "A26" obliterator in black. Superb and very rare. Cert. RPSL (1975) Gi Z25= £ 3'750. rnrnProvenance: Collection Brigadier William Hine-Haycock.rn                       Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 679.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 614 Gibraltar

    1858: Cover to Calcutta, India endorsed 'via Alexandria' franked by Great Britain Feb 1855 2 d. blue, plate 6, perf. 16, lettered TF-TG,  in a horizontal pair tied by "G" in bars obliterator with GIBRALTAR cds in blue at left (April 25) - the first month of use for this datestamp. Calcutta arrival cds (May 28) in red on reverse. The envelope with flap missing, torn face panel professionally restored but a very rare rate and destination.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, RL, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1152.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 615 Gibraltar

    1875: Cover from Gibraltar to Malta endorsed 'per Packet' franked by Great Britain 1865/73 4 d. vermilion, plate 14, single tied by "Gibraltar / A26" duplex (April 26) in black. Reverse with Malta arrival cds (May 1). Slight aging on one or two perfs. but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 616 Gibraltar

    1865: Great Britain 9 d. straw, Plate 4, wmk. Emblems, lettered MK, a used example centred to left, neatly and unusually cancelled by "Gibraltar" circular datestamp in black Gi Z56 = £ 850 / Gi 98 = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 617 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): The set of seven values overprinted on Bermuda values from ½ d. to 1 s., fresh colours, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black, large part og. Extremely rare set in the foremost quality Gi = £ 5'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 618 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): The set of seven values overprinted on Bermuda values from ½ d. to 1 s., fresh colours, the 1 s. yellow-brown with part og., balance superb large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 1'200.rnrnNote: For Die Proofs of the Bermuda issue utilised, please see under 'Bermuda' in this catalogue.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 619 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 1 d. rose-red, an unused marginal block ten (2 x 5), of lovely fresh colour, folded along three rows of perfs., superb unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 850+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 620 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): ½ d. dull green and 1 d. rose-red (2) used on 2 d. registered postal stationery envelope (130 x 82 mm.) used to Detmold, Germany cancelled by "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamps (April 28, 1888) in black. Reverse with Detmold arrival cds (May 4). Opening fault at lower right but a scarce and attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 621 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 2 d. purple-brown, an unused block of eight divided by vertical interpanneau margin, of lovely fresh colour, one stamp with tone spot on reverse otherwise fresh and very fine, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. A rare and splendid multiple Gi = £ 1'100+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 622 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 2 d. brown-purple and 2½ d. ultramarine, variety overprint in 'blue-black', used on slightly trimmed 1886 registered cover to Hastings each tied by oval 'REGISTERED / GIBRALTAR' datestamps (Feb 26) in black. Reverse with 'Hastings / Station Office' datestamp of arrival (March 3). Despite faults, a very rare in-period commercial registered usage of the first issue, especially so with the 2½ d. variety.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 693.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 623 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 2½ d. ultramarine, an unused block of four of fresh colour, one stamp with slightly blunted perf. at base, fine and scarce multiple, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 624 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 6 d. deep lilac, an unused block of six (3 x 2) in a mauve shade, fresh colour, one or two wrinkles on large part og. A very rare stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 1'800+.rnrnProvenance: Tommy Allen, 1982.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 625 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 6 d. deep lilac and 1 s. yellow-brown, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black, both stamps showing variety "Broken First "A" in GIBRALTAR", fresh and very fine, large part og. Extremely rare
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 626 Gibraltar

    1886: Sperati Forgery of the 1 s. yellow-brown, a cancelled example showing part "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamp in black. Signed on reverse "Jean de Sperati" in pencil. Rare.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 627 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Die Proof for the ½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size and initialled "G.N." at base in pale brown ink and dated "5/6/86" in pencil on reverse. A rare and fine working Proof ex the archives, illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3261.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, ex lot 702.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 628 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Die Proofs (3) for the ½ d., 1 d. and 2½ d. values, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size, all fresh and fine. A very rare trio.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 547.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 629 Gibraltar

    1886/87: The definitive set of seven values unused, wmk. Crown CA, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black, fair to fine, large part og. Scarce set Gi = £ 500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 552.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 630 Gibraltar

    1886/87: The definitive set of seven values unused, wmk. Crown CA, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce set, the high value signed A. Diena Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 631 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size and inset into brown sunken card (48 x 52 mm.) for presentation purposes, fresh and very fine. A delightful Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 632 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Die Proof for 1 d. value in black on white glazed card, slight scrape on head and trimmed to 60 x 35 mm., dated "11 MAY. 86" and endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black. The head-plate with defacement and initialled below "G.N." in pale brown ink. A very rare working Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, ex lot 702.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 548.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 633 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Master Die Proof with blank Duty Plate, struck in black on glazed white card, dated "30 APR 86" and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Choice and very fine, a rare Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, London, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3438.rn                  
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 634 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 2 d. (4 d., 6 d. or 1 s.) value without Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size and inserted into a non contemporary frame, fresh and very fine, a rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 635 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Die Proof for the 2½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "30 APR. 86" and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black. A fine and rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 636 Gibraltar

    1886: De La Rue Die Proof for the 2½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size and initialled "G.N." at base in pale brown ink and dated "25/6/86" in pencil on reverse. A rare and fine working Proof ex the archives, illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3261.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, ex lot 702.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 637 Gibraltar

    1886/87: 6 d. lilac, two examples in a bright shade used with 1 s. bistre, all tied to small parcel piece by "Gibraltar" circular datestamps (Sept 15, 1888) in black. Scarce and attractive piece Gi = £ 480.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 638 Gibraltar

    1886/87: 1 s. bistre, a used block of four of good colour, cancelled by "Gibraltar" circular datestamps (Oct 22, 1888) in black. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 639 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889 (Aug 1): The set of seven values overprinted, 5 cs. on ½ d. dull green to 75 cs. on 1 s. bistre, the issued set unused and the set of seven all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black, generally fine, large part og. Gi = £ 575.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 640 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889 (Aug 1): The set of seven values overprinted, 5 cs. on ½ d. dull green to 75 cs. on 1 s. bistre, all in unused blocks of four, fresh colours, large part or unmounted og. Scarce and attractive set Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 641 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889 (Aug 1): 25 cs. on 2 d. brown-purple, an unused complete sheet of 120 subjects showing "Short Foot to 5" (second column), "Small I in CENTIMOS" variety (Row 6, Stamp 2) and "Broken N in CENTIMOS" variety (Row 10, Stamp 5), and the unlisted Plate varieties, minor bends as to be expected and largely in margins only,  fresh and fine with large part og. and mostly unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 642 Gibraltar

    1889 (Aug 1): 25 c. on 2½ d. bright blue, an unused block of four showing first and third stamps normal, second stamp with both "Short "I" and "5" with Short Foot" variety (Row 6, Stamp 2), fourth stamp with "5 with Short Foot" variety, fresh and very fine positional multiple, large part og. Gi = £ 460+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 643 Gibraltar

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    1889: 50 cs. on 6 d. bright lilac, a horizontal pair, first stamp diagonally bisected, used on 1898 registered cover from Tangier to Scotland tied by oval REGISTERED / TANGIER datestamp (Aug 20) in black with additional strike at lower left. Oval 'R' of despatch and 'Registered / London' transit (Aug 24) also on obverse of cover. Philatelic but scarce. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 644 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 5 cs. green an unused example with variety "Inverted Watermark", superb large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 645 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: Definitive set of twelve complete, wmk. Crown CA, unused in blocks of four, mostly with Plate Numbers "1" or "2" in margin, 50 cs. in a block of six, the 1 p. bistre in a block of eight, all fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive set Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 646 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 10 cs. carmine, an unused block of four with variety "VALUE OMITTED", fresh and very fine, a famous multiple and very possibly the only such now in existence, barest trace of hinge at top, the lower pair superb unmounted og. A rare and spectacular block in the foremost Exhibition quality Gi = £ 28'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3474.rn 
    Starting bid : 12,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 647 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 10 cs. carmine, a diagonally bisected example used on 1891 cover to Germany endorsed 'Book Post' with flap tucked in, tied by 'TANGIER' circular datestamp (Jan 16) in black. Reverse with Stuttgart arrival cds. Scarce and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 648 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 40 cs. orange-brown and 50 cs. bright lilac, the former with fault at top right, each showing vastly misplaced Duty Plates at base where the value has slipped and is crossed by both the inner and outer frame lines at base. Slight aging on large part og. but exceedingly rare and unlisted varieties.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 588.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 649 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 50 cs. bright lilac, a diagonally bisected marginal example showing Plate Number "1" at top, used on 1892 cover to Germany tied by 'TANGIER / A26' duplex (March 24) in black. 'Gibraltar' transit cds at left (same day) and reverse with Madrid transit cds (March 28) and Stadthagen arrival cds (March 31). Rare.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 650 Gibraltar

    1895: De La Rue Imperforate Proof of the 2 pesetas, printed in grey-blue on unwatermarked gummed paper, signed "G.N." in red ink in margin above; the value "2 PESETAS" being entirely hand-painted, this Essay presumably part of the proposal made in March 1895 for the new value (issued in 1896 in black & carmine) with the colour being utilised for the 5 peseta. Minor bends but with superb large part og. Exceptional and of great scarcity.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 651 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): Sterling definitive set of seven values, wmk. Crown CA, the unused set in blocks of four, extremely fresh and fine but for slight graze in Duty plate of the 1 s., the 4 d. block with "Small "F" in FOUR" variety on one stamp, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 760.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 652 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): Sterling ½ d. grey-green, a used vertical pair on 1900 cover to Mazagan, Morocco tied by "Gibraltar / A26" duplexes (March 26). Reverse with Tangier cds and fine MAZAGAN-MOROCCO arrival cds (March 29).
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 653 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): 1 d. carmine, wmk. Crown CA, a fine used example with variety "Inverted Watermark", lightly cancelled by 'Registered / Gibraltar' datestamp in black. Extremely fine and scarce Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 654 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): 2½ d. bright ultramarine, wmk. Crown CA, a fine unused example with variety "Inverted Watermark", fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 655 Gibraltar

    Sterling Currency 1898 (July): Imperforate Colour Trial for the 4 d. value in orange-brown on watermarked Crown CA paper, marginal at left, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3439.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 550.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 656 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR POSTAGE, the frame, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black, pale blue and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. Four Essays were submitted to the Crown Agents in August 1901 and sent on to the Gibraltar Government, who replied to De La Rue on January 16, 1902 selecting this Key Plate design but with the proviso that '& REVENUE' be added. Unique and splendid Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 657 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR POSTAGE at top, the frame, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black and pale blue with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. Four Essays were submitted to the Crown Agents in August 1901 and sent on to the Gibraltar Government, who replied to De La Rue on January 16, 1902 selecting the Key Plate design as issued. Unique and splendid unadopted Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 658 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR at top, the frame and POSTAGE & REVENUE, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. Four Essays were submitted to the Crown Agents in August 1901 and sent on to the Gibraltar Government, who replied to De La Rue on January 16, 1902 selecting the Key Plate design as issued. Unique and splendid unadopted Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 798a.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 659 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Duty Plate for ½ d. to 1 s. values, printed in black on white glazed card, dated "6 NOV. 02" in blue and endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black at right. Fresh and very fine Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 599.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 660 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in black on white glazed card, cut down working Proof (56 x 34 mm.) from the printer's Day book, dated "Jan 23, 1903" and initialled in pencil, stained at right but rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 833.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz,
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 661 Gibraltar

    1903: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in black on white glazed card, dated "31 MAR 03" in blue and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fresh and very fine Proof.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1430.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 662 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Colour Trial for 2 d. value, imperforate on watermark Crown CA paper, printed in purple on red, the colour selected for the £ 1 value, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1435.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 663 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Colour Trial for 2 d. value, imperforate on watermark Crown CA paper, printed in dull purple with Duty Plate in carmine, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1434.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 664 Gibraltar

    1902 (Dec): Reconstruction of the Colour Trial Appendix Sheet B, which was cut up and sold in 1975, with the 2 d. and 2 s. values for the May 1903 issue, with Imperforate Colour Trials for the 2 d. value (11) and 2 s. (7) all on Crown CA watermarked paper; five being from the original Appendix Sheet (illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3267) with the 2 d. Trials annotated for the values as issued - 6 d. and 1 s.; the Shilling values in a variety of different colours with the selected 4 s. and £ 1. Fresh and very fine, all with large part og. Splendid research by Paul Kayfetz and great diligence shown in putting this back to it's former glory.rnrnProvenance: Some Trials ex collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel, 30 Oct 1976, ex lots 3488-3496.rn                   Some ex the 'Hetherington' sale, RL, Basel, 7 April 1978, lot 2337-2340.rn                   '4 s.' and '£ 1' ex collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 28 May 1987, lots 809 and 810.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 4,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 665 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 2 s. / £ 1 values, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR at top, the frame and POSTAGE & REVENUE, decoration all hand-painted in black, pale blue and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, Duty Plate left blank, on thick card with frame for presentation purposes. Marked "C"at upper left and dated "AUGUST 8-1901" in ink at upper right. The file copy illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3265. Minor aging on the 'perforations' but a unique and important Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 801.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 666 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Duty Plate for 2 s. - £ 1 values, printed in black on white glazed card, dated "3 DEC. 02" in blue and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fresh and very fine Proof.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1431.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 667 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 2 s. green & blue, wmk. Crown CA, a used horizontal pair sharing complete oval "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamp (May 31, 1903) in black. A charming and scarce pair Gi = £ 525.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 668 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 4 s. dull purple & green, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four from lower right of sheet with Plate Number "1" in margin, of fresh colour, superb appearance, minor wrinkle on unmounted og. Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 669 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): The set of ten values to £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Crown CA, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Types D12 & D14) in black, fresh colours and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 670 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): Definitive set of ten values to £ 1, wmk. Crown CA, an unused set of good colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 671 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 4 s. dull purple & green, a fine used example on 1909 registered cover to Paris tied by "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamp (Oct 30) in black. Reverse with Paris arrival cds (Nov 5). Scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 672 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 8 s. dull purple & black on blue, an unused example with Plate Number "1" in sheet margin, fresh and very fine but for minor bend in margin only, unmounted og. Signed Roumet Gi = £ 170.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 673 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): £ 1 dull purple & black on red, wmk. Crown CA, an unused horizontal pair from lower left corner of sheet with Plate Number "1" in margin, of fresh colour, superb appearance, large part og. with one stamp unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 674 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 1 d. dull purple on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example with variety "Watermark Inverted", a fine example of a very scarce stamp Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 675 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 2½ d. purple & black on blue chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused interpanneau corner block of four, third stamp showing variety "Large "2" in ½", fine appearance, unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 700+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 676 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 1 s. black & carmine on ordinary paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused corner block of twelve (3 x 4) with Plate number "1" in sheet margin, fresh and fine, large part og. with eight stamps unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 780.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 677 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 4 s. deep purple & green on chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused corner block of four from top right of sheet with Plate number "1" in margin, of fresh colour and superb large part og. with lower two stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'400+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1996, lot 1462.
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 678 Gibraltar

    1904/08: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example of good colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D14) in black, further overprinted in Lisbon prior to despatch to a Portuguese Colony with "ULTRAMAR" in black. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 679 Gibraltar

    1904/08: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, used on 1904 registered cover to Germany, tied by oval "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamp (Sept 29, 1904) in black. Reverse with Radebeul / Oberlössnitz arrival cds (Oct 4). Two small holes in cover at right not greatly affecting the appearance, philatelic but nevertheless rare Gi = £ 700+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3508.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 680 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 1 d. carmine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example, variety "Watermark Sideways", cancelled by cds in black (Sept 1911), trace of thin but an extremely rare stamp Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 871.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 681 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 1 d. carmine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused and used example, each showing variety "Large "2" in ½", fine large part og., the used example lightly cancelled in black Gi = £ 420.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 682 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 6 d. dull & bright purple, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused corner marginal block of four with Plate number "1", superb with three stamps unmounted og. A very scarce multiple Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 683 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 6 d. dull & bright purple, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example on large piece of registered cover, tied by "Registered / Gibraltar" oval datestamp (Feb 4, 1913) in black. A very scarce stamp used Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 684 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 4 s. black & carmine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example with variety "Watermark Reversed", tiny perf. fault at base otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'800.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 685 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 8 s. purple & green, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four, corner marginal from lower left of sheet showing Plate number "1" in margin, fresh and very fine, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'000+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1996, lot 1484.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 686 Gibraltar

    1912: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "5 MAR. 12" in blue and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Fresh and fine, a rare Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3532.rn                   Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 881.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 687 Gibraltar

    1912/24: ½ d. yellow-green, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example variety "Watermark Inverted", lightly cancelled in black (Dec 24, 1914). A few slightly blunted perfs. at base but a fine example of an extremely scarce stamp, only recorded used Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 688 Gibraltar

    1912/24: Definitive issue, wmk. Crown CA, an unused set of ten values to the £ 1 dull purple & black on red, with additional shades of ½ d., 2½ d., the four shades of the 1 s. (excl. Gi 81a), Plate number "1" corner examples of the 2 s. and 8 s. and a fine £ 1; largely fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 475+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 689 Gibraltar

    1912/24: 2½ d. blue, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four with part sheet margin at top, variety "Imperforate" (of Proof status), fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 690 Gibraltar

    1912/24: £ 1 dull purple and black on red, wmk. Crown CA, unused examples (2), one from lower left corner of the sheet, the other from lower right, each showing Plate number "1" in margin, fresh and fine, unmounted og. One signed A. Diena Gi = £ 280+.rnrnProvenance: Renato Mondolfo.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 691 Gibraltar

    1918 (April 15): WAR TAX on ½ d. green, an unused block of four, variety "Overprint Double", with slightly separated interpanneau margin at right, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare and attractive multiple Gi = £ 3'600+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 672.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 692 Gibraltar

    1921/27: Definitive set of eleven values, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused set all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 693 Gibraltar

    1921/27: 1½ d. chestnut, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a fine used example showing Duty Plate variety: "THREE HALFPENCE Double and Misplaced to Base", lightly cancelled by part "Registered / Gibraltar" oval datestamp leaving this most unusual error clear. Rare Gi = unlsited
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 694 Gibraltar

    1921/27: 8 s. dull purple & green, an unused block of four of vibrant fresh colour, some splitting and 500slightest of rubs on fourth stamp mentioned for full accuracy only, large part og. An attractive multiple Gi = £ 2'600.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 695 Gibraltar

    1925/32: Colour Changes & New Values, wmk. Multiple Script CA, the unused set of seven to the £ 5, with 1 s. and 2 s. perf. SPECIMEN, balance of the five values to £ 5 all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D16x) in black, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 696 Gibraltar

    1927: £ 1 red-orange & black, an imperforate Colour Trial Proof example on watermark Multiple Script CA paper, on piece from the De La Rue archive, with manuscript below "Approved for Colour C.H.W. 26.10.27" in ink, fresh and very fine. The Proof has been lifted for checking and hinged back into place. Illustrated in 'The De La RuE Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3275. Rare and most attractive.rnrnProvenance: 'Hetherington' sale, RL, Basel VI, 7 April 1978, lot 2372.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 702.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 697 Gibraltar

    1925/32: £ 5 violet & black, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example of good fresh colour, typically slightly browned large part og. A fine example of this iconic and rare stamp Gi = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 698 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, Die Proof of the completed design for the 1 d. value in red-brown (issued in scarlet), imperforate on ungummed watermarked Multiple Script CA toned paper, affixed to paper ex the De La Rue archives with manuscript "Approved 15/5/31" in ink at left for 1½ d. value. Minor bends but a rare and splendid Proof. Illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3277.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 961.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 732.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 699 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, photographic bromide file photograph for the 1 d. value, with small paper clip indentation at upper left, otherwise fine and rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 700 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, Die Proof of the completed design for the 1½ d. value in ultramarine (issued in red-brown), imperforate on unwatermarked cream wove paper (76 x 45 mm.), fresh and very fine. A delightful and attractive Proof.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 701 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, Die Proof of the completed design for the 2 d. value in deep blue (issued in grey), imperforate on ungummed watermarked Multiple Script CA paper, affixed to paper ex the De La Rue archives with manuscript "Approved for Colour by Govt. of Gibraltar" in ink at right for the 3 d. value. A rare and splendid Proof, submitted on Jan 21, 1933. illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3277.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 967.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 702 Gibraltar

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee, the complete set of four values in blocks of four (three are corner marginal from lower left of sheet), the first stamp in each block showing the "Extra Flagstaff" variety, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 703 Gibraltar

    1943: Pictorial 2 d. grey, perf. 13, wmk. Multiple Script CA sideways, an unused block of four with lower left stamp showing variety "A of CA Missing from Watermark", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 1'700.rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 521.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 704 Gibraltar

    1938/51: 6 d. carmine & grey-violet, wmk. Multiple Script CA, perf. 14 x 14, an unused block of twelve from the lower right corner of the sheet with full 'De La Rue' imprint in margin, fresh and very fine, hinged for protection with six stamps unmounted og. A rare large multiple Gi = £ 1'440.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 705 Gibraltar

    1938/51: 2 s. black & brown, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a used example with variety: "Bird on the Memorial" (Row 9, stamp 3), lightly cancelled leaving the variety clear. Corner perf. crease but scarce Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 706 Gibraltar

    1938/51: 10 s. black & blue, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a used example with variety: "Broken Second "R" in Gibraltar" (Plate 2, Row 9, stamp 4), cancelled in black but leaving the variety clear. Scarce Gi = £ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF
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