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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1853-1903
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  • Lot# : 4232 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on Cape ½ d. green, Hope seated, an unused example of good colour, variety "No Comma after Mafeking", fresh and fine appearance, somewhat dried part og. Gi = £ 325+.rnrnNote: The surcharge was applied in a forme of six, just one of which showed the "No Comma" error (Type V), although the variety can also be sometimes found on Type VI. Thus, of the 7'680 stamps printed, just 1'280 would have had the error.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4233 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on Cape ½ d. green, Hope standing, a fine unused example of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Cert. Brandon (1993) Gi = £ 375.rnrnProvenance: Collection "Mafeking", Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1504.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4234 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 3 d. on Cape 1 d. carmine, Hope standing, a used block of four, lightly cancelled by First Day of Issue MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March 24, 1900) in black. A fine and most attractive multiple, just 6'000 issued Gi = £ 250+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 11.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4235 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 3 d. on Cape 1 d. carmine, Hope standing, a used horizontal strip of four, the first four stamps of the forme of six (Types I-IV, all having the Comma after Mafeking), cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 9, 1900) in black. Some minor aging on perfs. but an attractive multiple, just 6'000 issued Gi = £ 250+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4236 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. green, Hope seated, 3 d. on 1 d. carmine and 6 d. on British Bechuanaland 3 d. lilac & black, used on 1900 cover addressed to "Lance Corporal Aakeen, Dummy Fort, Western Outposts, Mafeking", tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 7) in black. An attractive and very fine cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 74.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4237 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. carmine, Hope standing, used horizontal strip of four, Types III-VI, the last two stamps with variety "Without Comma after Mafeking" and "Stop for Comma", on 1900 Dixon & Co. envelope to London via the Northern route, tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 16) in black. 'Crocodile Pools / South Africa' transit cds below (April 28) and reverse with 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' transit cds (April 30) in black. File folds due to method of carriage by native runner at left but a remarkable and extremely rare commercial cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H.Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 112.rn                   'Rectangular Issues', Spink, London 20 Sept 2007, lot 234.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4238 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. carmine, 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion and 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown of Bechuanaland Protectorate with 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black of British Bechuanaland all used on O.H.M.S. cover addressed to "L.V.Guttenberg, C Troop, D Squadron, Protectorate Regt., B.S.A. Fort, Mafeking", individually tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 13) in black. Small closed tear at top of central crease to envelope, otherwise a superb, rare and most attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4239 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 6 d. on Cape 3 d. magenta, Hope standing, a used block of four, Types V-VI with 'Comma Omitted' on left hand pair and 'Stop for Comma' on right hand pair, of fresh colour, neatly cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp of First Day of Issue (March 24, 1900) in black. Just 840 stamps issued. A rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, June 1993, lot 17.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4240 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 28): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion, a fine used block of twelve (6 x 2) and thus showing the entire forme of the Setting I-VI, with the fifth and sixth stamps in each row 'without Comma', each individually cancelled a week before the end of the Siege by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 12, 1900) in black. A magnificent and very rare multiple Gi = £ 800+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 23.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4241 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 28): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion, a used vertical tête-bêche pair on small piece, upper stamp normal (Type 4), lower stamp with variety "Surcharge Inverted" (Type 3), tied by part MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March) in black: probably the 31st March adjoining the pair in the Royal collection. An extraordinarily rare variety, with just four tête-bêche pairs recorded: this pair, a block of four (ex Maria de La Queillerie) and a pair in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Tommy Allen, Herbert Bloch. Cert. Brandon (1983), Friedl (1983) Gi = £ 40'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1530.rn                   Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 234.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 21,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4242 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 4): Surcharged 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine, an unused example of excellent colour, position IV on the forme of six types with damaged 'G' in BESIEGED; one trivial age spot on perforation at base otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce stamp with just 1'200 issued. Cert. BPA (2004) Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4243 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 30): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. purple on yellow, an unused example of good colour, one or two perfs. at top with tone spots more apparent on reverse and not mentioned on certificate, large part og. A very rare stamp (it is interesting to note that neither Maria de La Queillerie nor Maxwell Joseph possessed an unused example) with just 1'440 issued. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 7'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Major Henry Dumas, Harmers, London, 3-4 June 1980, lot 503.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4244 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, an unused example of rich colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Scarce, just 3'600 issued. Cert. BPA (1979) Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4245 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, an unused example of rich colour in a deep shade, Type V with 'No Comma after Mafeking', vertical gum bend otherwise fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Scarce, just 3'600 issued. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 550+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4246 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, a used example, Type V with 'No Comma after Mafeking' variety, tied to Southbound cover to Manchester, England endorsed from "F. Rosenfield, Bechuanaland Rifles" by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March 29) in black. KIMBERLEY squared circle datestamp at left (May 22) and reverse with Manchester cds of receipt (June 16) in black. An extraordinarily rare cover carried by native runner past the limits of the Siege. Signed Holcombe. Opinion Holcombe (1998).rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 28 Jan 1998, lot 1114.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4247 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" (both Type 1) clearly, each with surcharge variety 'Without Comma after Mafeking' (Type V), cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (March 31) in black. Extremely rare and very fine with just 5 examples recorded, one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and probably unique with the 'missing Comma' variety. Signed Herbert Bloch, David Brandon. Cert. RPSL (1933), Brandon (1993) Gi = £ 30'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H.Boucher (1933).rn                        Collection 'Samos', Ivy, Shreve & Mader, London, 19-20 June 1991, lot 280.rn                        Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1550.rn                        Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 243.rn 
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    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

    Lot# : 4249 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surchaarged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, a used block of four, Types I-II, of good strong colour, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 10) in black. Merest hint of corner bend otherwise a very fine and scarce multiple, just 2'320 stamps issued Gi = £ 440+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 42.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4250 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surcharged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, single example tied to 1900 Northern route cover with original contents from Colonel Baden-Powell, addressed to "W.L.Thomas, 190 Strand, London", tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 4) in black, with manuscript '1/-' notation below in pencil. Reverse with 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' cds (April 14) and London arrival cds (May 25) in black. The envelope with some restoration and tear closed at base, but with an extraordinary letter and 'scrap' enclosed: "Mafeking 3.4.00. So sorry, dear Mr. Thomas, for not having been able to send you much - but every minute of my time has been taken up with this defence. I have from time to time sent scraps like enclosed but so many of our letters get stopped by the Boers that I fear very few will have reached you. As soon as communications are restored I will send you a few in case they may be of interest. My best remembrances to Mrs. Thomas and all your circle. Yours sinc. R. Baden-Powell" with a small postcript "N.B. The 'Siege' stamp on this envelope may be useful for collectors of stamps". The 'scrap' enclosure is a print of a native boy with a pencil message written by Baden-Powell on reverse: "Siege Games in Mafeking - In the native town one sees the children playing at sieges and bombardments in cunningly-made loop-holed earthworks. Their artillery being whippy sticks which project lumps of clay with great force and precision. From this we evolved the system, which we used with great effect, of throwing dynamite bombs from the end of a long bamboo into the enemy's trenches". Sold with a small Daily Telegraph article from 1984 when the cover was last sold. A truly wonderful evocation of the Siege, a delightful hand-written and signed letter from Robert Baden-Powell and a fine example of a very scarce stamp on cover. A gem.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4251 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, an unused example of rich colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Just 1'800 stamps printed. Signed G. Bolaffi Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4252 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, a used example variety "Surcharge Double" tied to small piece by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 11) in black, the surcharge over-lapping but not a bounce print. Reverse with manuscript "B.M.H." the initials of Mrs. Howatt, wife of the Postmaster. Exceptionally rare. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 11'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 51.rn                        Grosvenor, London, 2-3 Nov 2006, lot 1327.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4253 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, a used block of four on Northern route cover to Bulawayo, tied by two strikes of the MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 1) and thus mailed on First Day of Issue. Checker's manuscript '1/-' and 'JN' alongside as accepted by John Nevett the checking clerk, and PASSED / PRESS CENSOR in violet at left. Reverse with 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' cds of receipt (April 5). A remarkable and very rare cover - believed to be the sole known block on letter. Cert. RPSL (1973), Brandon (1998).rnrnProvenance: Purchase note on reverse 'Champion 10-6-21' at 139 French Francs.rn                   Collection C. Emerson Huston, Harmers, London, 26-28 June 1961, lot 710.rn                   Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 May 2005, lot 257.rn                  
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4254 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, a vertical and horizontal pair and 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine in a horizontal pair, used on 1900 envelope addressed to "Mr. S. S. Sargent, De Kock's Corner, Mafeking" all tied by six strikes of the MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 7) in black with manuscript endorsement '2/-' at left. Envelope with small repair at top to close the opening tears above the adhesives and top flap missing but a rare and most attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Maximus', Sotheby's, London, 8 Sept 1989, lot 636, prior to the cover's repair.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4255 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine, an unused block of four of vibrant colour, left pair showing broken "M" in "Mafeking", couple of blunted perforations at base of fourth stamp mentioned for complete accuracy, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Just 1'200 stamps printed, a very rare multiple. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi = £ 6'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sotheby's, London, 28-29 Oct 1982, lot 1235.rn                        Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 249.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4256 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (April 28): Surcharged 1 s. on 6 d. purple on rose-red, a used block of six (2 x 3), of excellent rich colour, cancelled by First Day of Issue MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March 28) in black. Just 240 stamps, one sheet, issued. A splendid and extremely rare multiple and most probably the largest now extant Gi = £ 5'100+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 59.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4257 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused vertical pair, marginal from base of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate I, positions 7/11, position 7 in a paler shade than position 11 with both stamps showing portions of the OCEANA FINE papermaker's watermark, fresh and near pristine, large part og. A delightful and very rare positional pair Gi = £ 2'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 18-19 May 1970, lot 503.rn                   Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 100.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4258 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used marginal example from base of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate III, position 34 (10), showing the "Broken Value Tablet" with nine vertical white lines running to the margin, the MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 5) leaving the variety clear. Minor separation between stamp and margin, a rare and most attractive stamp Gi = £ 325+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4259 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used example from base of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate III, position 34 (10), showing the "Broken Value Tablet" with nine vertical white lines running to the margin, tied to O.H.M.S. envelope used by the Military after the Siege had been lifted, tied by oval framed '87TH BATTERY / ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY' datestamp (July 6) in violet. The cover is addressed to the 'Officer Commanding, 87th Field (Howitzer) Battery, R.F.A.'. The adhesive with tiny surface scuff, but a magnificent and extremely attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 134.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4260 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example, Plate III, position 36 (position 12 on the sheet), and showing two vertical lines where the "Broken Value Tablet" flaw appears to have extended to the left hand side of the stamp as far as the 'N' in ONE. One toned perf. otherwise fine with fresh colour and large part og. Scarce and appealing stamp Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4261 Mafeking

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    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused marginal block of six (2 x 3), the left half of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate III, positions 25-26/29-30/33-34; with position 34, showing the "Broken Value Tablet" with nine vertical white lines running to the margin, with full margins around the multiple on three sides, of outstanding depth of colour with large part og., three stamps with full unmounted original gum. An extremely rare multiple of outstanding provenance. Cert. RPSL (2008) Gi = £ 7'200++.rnrnProvenance: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Spink, London, 12 June 2008, lot 61.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4262 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on small piece, tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 12) in black. Close to edge of piece at left, fine but for tiny surface scratch at right Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4263 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example of excellent colour and centering, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare so fine Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4264 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used block of four of excellent fresh colour, tied to piece by individual strikes of MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 13) in black. A delightful piece of great scarcity Gi = £ 1'900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 153.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4265 Mafeking

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    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale to deep blue (intermediate shade) on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on cover addressed to 'Trooper Saul Sweet, C Troop, D Squadron, Protectorate Regiment, B.S.A. Fort' tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 23) in black. Slight staining at top of envelope just touches perforations of adhesive but a scarce cover. Cert. RPSL (1960).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4266 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example of rich colour used on Bechuanaland Protectorate O.H.M.S. envelope mailed to 'Trooper Samuel Sweet, D Squadron, Protectorate Regiment, B.S.A. Fort' tied by fine MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 16) in black. A delightul and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4267 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example, corner marginal from top right of sheet (position 4), of excellent depth of colour, typical minor bend, fresh and very fine, large part og. A delightful example of this rare stamp Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4268 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example in an ultramarine shade, tied to small piece by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 27) in black. Couple of small perforation imperfections do not detract Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4269 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, used examples (2) on 1900 cover addressed to 'R. Dalziel, Bech. Rifles, Town Hall', each tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H datestamps (May 7) in black. The right hand stamp with corner perforation crease at upper right, the envelope with central file fold well away from the adhesives. An extremely rare 'double rate' cover. Signed A. Diena.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 163.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4270 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example with 'jumbo' margins all round, of excellent delicate colour and lightly cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 11) in black. A magnificent stamp Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4271 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 8 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running the full width of the stamp and showing the break to the outer vertical frame line clearly, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 2) in black. Corner bend not affecting the appearance of a rare stamp Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4272 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 9 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running across the top of the stamp, clearly cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 26) leaving the flaw clear, negligble wrinkle otherwise very rare - in all probability the earliest date recorded for this flaw Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4273 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 8 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running the full width of the stamp, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 2) in black. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4274 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an intermediate deep shade in a used block of four, marginal from left of the sheet of twelve subjects, positions 5-6 / 9-10, the lower two stamps showing the progression of the diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running across the tops of the stamps, cancelled by individual MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 12) leaving the flaw clear. One short perf. at top and some paper adherence on reverse but a magnificent and extremely rare multiple of great visual appeal Gi = £ 4'800+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4275 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on cover addressed to 'C. Beddington, c/o Headquarters Staff Office, Mafeking', tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 2), unusually with 'information' strike adjacent. A fine and very rare cover.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4276 Mafeking

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    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example with great depth of colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A truly splendid example of this rarity in the foremost quality. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 14'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 165.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4277 Mafeking

    1900: Mourning cover from Harrogate, addressed to Colonel Baden-Powell in Mafeking, mailed prior to the Siege being lifted, franked by Great Britain 1 d. lilac (2) and Jubilee ½ d. blue-green all tied by 'Harrogate' cds's (May 13) in black. Mafeking arrival (after the Siege) on reverse (June 9). A fine and interesting cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4278 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape ½ d. green surcharged ½ PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused vertical pair in a pale shade, upper stamp with variety "Surcharge 12½ mm.", lower stamp normal, surface blemish on the variety, rubbed at left and fault at lower corner, gum slightly browned, large part og. Despite imperfections, a scarce pair. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi = £ 2'475+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4279 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 1 d. rose surcharged 1 PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused horizontal pair, of fresh colour, right hand stamp with vertical gum bend not affecting appearance, large part og. Cert. BPA (1982) Gi = £ 500+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4280 Mafeking

    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 1 d. rose surcharged 1 PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused block of twenty (5 x 4), of oustanding colour, twelfth stamp showing variety "Surcharge 12½ mm.", the adjoining stamp at left and the sixteenth stamp in block showing considerable "bounce doubling" of the overprint, especially noticeable on the "P" and second "E" of PENCE and the "Z" of Z.A.R.. Fresh and very fine, large part or, including the varieties, unmounted og. A delightful and extremely rare multiple with just 2'400 stamps, 10 sheets, surcharged Gi = £ 7'250+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4281 Mafeking

    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 2½ d. blue surcharged 2½ PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused block of twenty (5 x 4), marginal from left of sheet, of brilliant colour, centering and freshness, superb large part or unmounted og. The first two stamps with 'bounce doubling' especially noticeable on the '2½'. A magnificent and rare multiple with just 480 stamps issued: this block representing 4% of the entire issue. Rare and splendid multiple for the connoisseur Gi = £ 34'000+.
    Starting bid : 6,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4282 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900 (May 16): Transvaal ½ d. green handstamped "V.R. / SPECIAL / POST" reading down in black, a superb used example tied 'par complaisance' to small piece by 'VRYBURG / B.B.' cds (May 16 / 19) in black. Cut close to perforations at top and at base but not touching this very rare stamp of which just 100 examples were issued. Cert. D. Crocker (1990) Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 August 1999, lot 1103.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4283 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900 (May 16): Transvaal 1 d. rose-red & green handstamped "V.R. / SPECIAL / POST" reading down in black, a used example tied 'par complaisance' to small cut to shape piece by 'VRYBURG / B.B.' cds (May 16 / 19) in black. Perfs. slightly off the edge of the piece but, except for the cancellation only having a vertical crease, without faults. A very rare stamp of which just 60 examples were issued. Cert. Brandon (1992), RPSL (2005) Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 August 1999, lot 1105.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4284 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900: Cape, Hope ½ d. green, used on small piece tied by VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with manuscript "C.St.Q." in black ink in lieu of the date, the initials of the Military Intelligence Officer in charge of the Post Office, Clifford St. Quintin. Rare and very fine. Cert. RPSL (2005).rnrnNote: On the re-occupation of Vryburg, from an unknown source a small number of copies of the Cape ½ d. and 1 d. were discovered. These were used to frank correspondence and are found cancelled by a VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with initials placed in lieu of date. See Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia, Africa, page 127.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4285 Mafeking

    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900: Cape, Hope 1 d. rose-red, used on cover to Mowbray, near Cape Town, tied by VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with manuscript "C.St.Q." in black ink in lieu of the date, the initials of the Military Intelligence Officer in charge of the Post Office, Clifford St. Quintin. A very rare surviving cover, all of the few recorded appear to be addressed in the same hand.rnrnNote: On the re-occupation of Vryburg, from an unknown source a small number of copies of the Cape ½ d. and 1 d. were discovered. These were used to frank correspondence and are found cancelled by a VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with initials placed in lieu of date. See Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia, Africa, page 127.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF
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