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  • Lot# : 4329 Natal

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    1865: Cover probably mailed from Northern Natal or possibly Transvaal, entering the mails at Newcastle, addressed to Louth, Lincolnshire endorsed at left "Ship Letter", franked by Great Britain 1858/79 1 d. red, pl. 84 in two horizontal pairs, all tied by "20" numeral obliterators of Newcastle and struck with framed "TO PAY" in black. Carried on the Diamond Line Steamer 'Kaffraria' from Durban with manuscript "4d." and by "4 fine" at left, this was deleted on arrival and replaced by "8" in manuscript as the total charge to pay. Reverse with London cds in red (Oct 8) and Louth arrival (Oct 9) in black. A famous 'one of a kind' cover for the Great Britain Used Abroad collector, of great visual appeal and a highlight of the Bill Hart collection. Cert. BPA (1993).rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 396.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4330 Natal

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    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 1 d. embossed on deeply blued paper, a horizontal strip of three used on cover from Pietermaritzburg to Dr. Sutherland, Surgeon General, Colonial Office in Durban, the strip with large margins all round and neatly tied by oval lozenge of dots cancellation in black. File fold away from the adhesives and reverse with manuscript notations of provenance. An exceptional and truly remarkable cover for the connoisseur of classic philately. Signed Holcombe. Cert. Peter Holcombe (1990).rnrnProvenance: John Walter Scott, New York auction, Nov 8, 1906.rn                   Collection George H. Worthington, New York, August 1917.rn                   Harmers, London, 15 May 1996 'Claridges' sale, lot 58.rn                  
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4331 Natal

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    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 3 d. rose, a fine used example with large margins all round, clear impression, cancelled by "Crown / Natal" circular datestamp in blue (April 1). Rare and particularly fine. Cert. RPSL (1953) Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4332 Natal

    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 3 d. rose, a fine used example with large margins all round, clear impression, cancelled by "Crown / Natal" circular dateamp in blue (Nov 12). Minor hinge thin and corner bend but rare. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4333 Natal

    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 6 d. green, a fine used example slightly overlapping equally fine 1 s. buff, used on 1859 registered part entire letter carried at double rate to Lower Edmonton, London tied by oval framed POST OFFICE / P.M.BURG handstamp in black. The entire slightly truncated at left but showing CAPE PACKET / DEVONPORT cds of landing (June 26 in black) and below the adhesives "Registered / London" datestamp in red (June 27). A famous and extremely rare cover of great charm.rnrnNote: The contents prove the 'double rate' hypothesis: "I now enclose a letter recieved from his firm, together with a copy of my answer, and a release under my Grandmother's will signed and attested...".rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derb, 25-26 June 1993, lot 411.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4334 Natal

    1862: De La Rue engraved original Master Die Proof for the 6 d. value on thick card, of outstanding appearance and of great rarity. Sold together with a Plate Proof in black, notice the difference in the depth of shading on the Queen's right eye, some of which had been lost by the Plate Proof stage of the printing.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4335 Natal

    1862: 3 d. blue, wmk. Small Star, an imperforate Proof with ample to large margins, with manuscript "Specimen" in ink. De La Rue rarely used watermarked paper for Trials and Proofs, the 'Specimen' is also unusual on a Proof. Fine and most unusual.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4336 Natal

    1862: 3 d. blue, wmk. Small Star, an imperforate Proof block of four from lower right corner of the sheet, good margins all round, the Proof impressions slightly misaligned, fresh and fine, a most attractive multiple. De La Rue rarely used watermarked paper for Proofs and Trials. 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4337 Natal

    1863: De La Rue Proof, 1 d. value in carmine-red, imperforate on unwatermaked paper without gum, of beautiful rich colour. Note the lower right corner ornament without continuation of the lower frame line. Tiny scissor cut in margin only at lower right not affecting the delightful appearance of a rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4338 Natal

    1863/65: 1 d. brown-red, wmk. Crown CC, an imperforate Proof with large margins all round, overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in black. Exceptional and very rare - see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP where a 6 d. value is shown at the base of page 5001 - this is illustrated stuck down on blue paper with "CC Postage" annotation above, the 1 d. value offered here also has traces of the blue backing paper found in the DLR register (also with traces of gum) and was most probably originally mounted alongside the 6 d. shown in "The De La Rue Collection". Unusual and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 97.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4339 Natal

    1863/65; De La Rue Imperforate Plate Proof for 6 d. value printed in black on thick card paper, a block of four with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamps at top, slight spot on first stamp, an attractive and scarce multiple.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4340 Natal

    1861. Cancelled Stamps for Rowland Hill’s nephew Ormond HillrnOn 18 April 1861 Ormond Hill, the nephew of Rowland Hill, wrote to Joshua Butters Bacon the head of Perkins Bacon and Co.:rn“My dear Sir, Two or three of my friends who are collectors of Postage Stamps have asked me to procure for them specimens of new or uncommon stamps whenever I have it in my power. It occurs to me that perhaps you may be able to give me a few ...”rnHe added on 24 April:rn“... I should be glad to have six stamps of each kind ...”rnOn 15 August J. Upham (for J.B. Bacon) sent the stamps to Pearson Hill with the following letter:rn“Dear Sir, I beg now to send you as promised ... an envelope addressed to Ormond Hill Esq. containing 6 obliterated impressions of each of the stamps named in the list and request you will take two of each for Rowland Hill Esq. and yourself and then seal the package and forward it together with a letter which you will also find addressed to him, to Mr. Ormond Hill.”rnIt turned out that the supply of the Crown Agents‘ property was given without authority.rnOrmond Hill was not asked to return the „specimens“, and in fact, all were treated as private property. Nevertheless, the case destroyed Perkins Bacon as future printers for the Crown Agents.rnFrom Peter Jaffe in "Cancelled by Perkins Bacon“, published for Spink & Son Ltd by James Bendon Ltd. (1998).rnrn1859/60: 1 d. rose-red, no wmk., perf. 14, a used example of excellent rich colour neatly struck at base with two part strikes of the CANCELLED obliterator in black, leaving most of the Queen's head clear. Slight paper adherence on reverse, otherwise fresh, fine and very rare: the Peter Jaffé handbook shows just three known examples, this being the central stamp of the three, the first example resides in the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the third is in the Mann collection housed at the Royal Philatelic Society in London. Thus this example is, to date, the sole example in private hands Gi = £ 13'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 65.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4341 Natal

    1859: 6 d. blue, no wmk., perf. 14, single usage on 1859 cover with complete contents from Pietermaritzburg to Umsunduzi, care of George C. Cato in Durban, the adhesive tied by weak oval POST OFFICE / P.M.BURG handstamp in black. An attractive cover with interesting contents "we have rumours of some disturbances on the Zulu border. Mr. (Theophilus) Shepstone left a few days since for that direction...". Also a further similarly franked cover to Umsunduzi, the cancel again weak and aided by manuscript pen marking.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, ex lot 112.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4342 Natal

    1861: 3 d. blue, no wmk. intermediate perf. 14-16, an unused horizontal pair, in a fine milky shade, large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 700+.rnrnProvenance: Tommy Allen.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4343 Natal

    1861: 3 d. blue, no wmk. intermediate perf. 14-16, a fine used block of four of excellent colour and centering, cancelled by Pietermaritzburg datestamps in black. A charming multiple Gi = £ 260+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4344 Natal

    1861/62: 3 d. blue, no wmk. rough perf. 14-16, used multiples - a horizontal pair, a block of four and a block of eight (2 x 4), all of good colour and lightly cancelled by Pietermaritzburg datestamps in black, some typical wrinkles or bends but of delightful appearance, a charming group Gi = £ 560+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4345 Natal

    1859: 6 d. blue, no wmk., rough perf. 14, single usage on 1861 cover to Richmond with embossed pink seal on flap 'Colonial Secretary's Office, Natal', tied by "1" numeral obliterator with corresponding PIETERMARITZBURG / Crown / NATAL cds at right (Dec 18). Manuscript endorsement on reverse "Colenso's letter on classic mathematics". Closed opening tear at top away from adhesive but an unusual and attractive cover.rnrnNote: John William Colenso (1814-1883) was Bishop of Natal from 1853-1883. he wrote the first Zulu-English dictionary. His 1859 journey across Zululand to visit Mpande (the then Zulu King) and meet with Cetshwayo (Mpande's son and the Zulu King at the time of the Zulu War) was recorded in his book First Steps of the Zulu Mission.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4346 Natal

    1861/62: 6 d. grey, no wmk. rough perf. 14-16, an unused block of four, of excellent delicate good colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection M. Gilbert, May 2006.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4347 Natal

    1863: 1 d. lake-red, thick paper, no wmk., perf. 13, a used horizontal strip of five, of rich colour, neatly cancelled in black. Exceptionally attractive and a scarce multiple Gi = £ 150+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4348 Natal

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    1863: 1 d. carmine-red, thick paper, no wmk., perf. 13, a used horizontal strip of four on 1864 cover from Durban to Leeds, all tied by "2" numeral obliterators with DURBAN / CROWN / NATAL datestamp at left (Oct 20). Reverse with SHIP LETTER / LONDON cds in red (Dec 30) and Leeds arrival cds of the same day. Manuscript '2' at lower left being the credit, in pence, to Natal. A delightful and scarce cover. Cert. RPSL (1980).rnrnProvenance: Cornphila, sale 64, 1-6 June 1981, lot 921.rn                   Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 548.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4349 Natal

    1863/65: 1 d. brown-red, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example of good colour and centering, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 190.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4350 Natal

    1863/65: 1 d. rose-red, wmk. Crown CC reversed, perf. 12½, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), from upper left corner of the sheet, of lovely colour in a brownish rose shade, minor diagonal crease affects the first stamp and hinged at top as a precaution, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4351 Natal

    1863/65: 6 d. lilac, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, a fine unused block of six (2 x 3), fresh and fine with delicate colour, large part dried og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 720+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4352 Natal

    1863/65: 6 d. lilac, wmk. Crown CC, a fine used horizontal pair on 1865 cover to Dunster, Somerset, UK cancelled by "1" numeral obliterator in black with corresponding PIETER-MARITZBURG / Crown / NATAL cds of despatch at left (Nov 3) in black. Circular PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE-PACKET cds in red also on obverse (Dec 19). Reverse with seal of Natal Bank in red and Taunton cds (Dec 20). A charming cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4353 Natal

    1863/65: 6 d. lilac, wmk. Crown CC, used horizontal strip of three and strip of four on 1866 triple rate registered cover to Andover, UK all tied by PIETER-MARITZBURG / Crown / NATAL cds's of despatch (May 8) in black with rare circular REGISTERED / Crown / NATAL handstamp alongside. Manuscript '3' in red denoting the triple rate (+ 6 d. registration) with circular PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE-PACKET cds in red also on obverse (June 15). Fair 'Crown / Registered' handstamp at left and reverse with Natal Bank red seal and Andover arrival cds (June 16). A superb and rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 413.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4354 Natal

    1867: 1 s. green, single examples used on 1867 covers (2) to Birmingham, both with complete contents, with earlier cover used from WOODSIDE (June 7) and struck with PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE PACKET cds in red (Aug 6), second cover with 1 s. green tied by barred obliterator with PIETER-MARITZBURG cds alongside (Nov 8) in black. A scarce pair, from the same correspondence from which the unique cover bearing the 1859 3 d. blue imperforate between block of four (Gi 10a) emanated.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4355 Natal

    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 1 d. bright red, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, optd. 'Postage.' in black, Type 7b (12¾ mm.), First Setting, an unused example of good colour and centering, unused without gum. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4356 Natal

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    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 1 d. rose, optd. 'Postage.' in black, Type 7c (13¾ mm.), First Setting, an unused example of fresh colour and centering, extensively hinged but a very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2007) Gi = £ 1'200.rnrnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4357 Natal

    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 3 d. blue, no wmk. rough perf. 14-16, optd. 'Postage.' in black, Type 7c (13¾ mm.), First Setting, a used example of fine colour and centering, neatly cancelled by "11" numeral obliterator of Greytown in black. An exceptionally attractive example of this scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4358 Natal

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    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 5 d. violet, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, overprinted 'Postage', Type 7c (13¾ mm.), First Setting, of fresh colour and part og. Slightly weak corner perf. at lower right but an exceedingly rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 2'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 550.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4359 Natal

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    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 1 d. rose-red, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, optd. 'Postage.' Type 7d (14½-15½ mm.), First Setting, a used example on cover to Pine Town tied by unclear numeral obliterator in black with weak despatch cds (Sept 2, probably Pietermaritzburg) adjacent. Reverse with PINE TOWN / Crown / NATAL cds of receipt (Sept 3) in black. Some aging but a scarce stamp on letter. Cert. BPA (1955).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4360 Natal

    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 1 d. rose, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, optd. 'POSTAGE.' Type 7e, Second Setting, a fine horizontal pair used on 1869 second page of entire letter written in German to Greytown, cancelled contrary to regulations, by DURBAN / Crown / NATAL cds's (Nov 20) in black. Reverse with Pietermaritzburg transit cds of the following day, a fine and scarce usage.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, ex lot 137.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4361 Natal

    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 3 d. blue, no wmk., perf. 14, optd. 'POSTAGE.' Type 7e, Second Setting, a used horizontal pair on 1869 cover addressed to 'Leribe Missionary Station, Orange Free State', and endorsed 'via Bethlehem' tied by numeral "1" obliterators in black. PIETERMARITZBURG / Crown / NATAL cds at left (Nov 2) of despatch. A scarce and attractive cover.rnrnNote: Cover addressed to Mrs Christina Coillard at Leribe (Basutoland, now Lesotho), wife of François Coillard (1834-1904), the couple were expelled from Leribe by the Orange Free State Government in 1864, being allowed back for a short time in 1869. Full documentation on the couple with the lot.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 140.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4362 Natal

    Overprinted 'Postage' by Keith & Co. 1869 (Aug 23): 1 s. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, optd. 'POSTAGE.' Type 7e, Second Setting, an unused example of fresh colour, slight stain from previous hinge on large part og. A scarce stamp. Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4363 Natal

    1870: 1 s. green optd. 'Postage' in green, used with 1874/78 1 d. dull rose, 4 d. brown and 6 d. bright reddish violet on registered 1880 cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia at 1/11 d. rate, tied by Pietermaritzburg datestamps in black. Reverse with 'Registered / Liverpool' cds and 'Halifax / Canada' arrival (July 25). A charming four colour franking to an unusual destination.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, ex lot 418.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4364 Natal

    1870/73: 1 d. bright red, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½ overprinted POSTAGE (Type 9 ) in black, a delightful block of nine, marginal from the upper left corner of the sheet, of fresh colour, hinged for protection, large part og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4365 Natal

    1870/73: 1 d. bright red, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½ overprinted POSTAGE (Type 9 ) in black, a horizontal strip of six, tied to spectacular entire letter written from "Zululand" to Revd. Dr. Stewart in Love Dale, Kafraria, the adhesives all tied by Newcastle numeral "20" obliterators in black. Reverse with Crown datestamps of 'Ladysmith' (April 17), Pietermaritzburg (April 19), 'Port Elizabeth / Cape Colony' (April 26) and oval framed ALICE (April 30) all in black. A delightful entire, one of the highlights of Bill Hart's collection and extremely rare from Zululand.rnrnNote: The contents mention that Empandleni is 25 miles to the West. This would place the writer in Umfolozi (now a National Park) which this describer would recommend a visit to. He goes on to state "I was exceedingly vexed and annoyed to find that the guide I gave you deserted you at the Umhlatuze, I at once administered a sound flogging to him, which he richly deserved....The Bishop has been doing wonders in the way of gardening, he brought nearly a wagon load of plants of various sorts and has been making terraces...at Xmas 13 converts were baptised...we have received permission to erect a chapel at Ondini (Cetawayo's Great Kraal) and the Prince has further promised to send his son and the sons of some of his great men to be educated at Kwamagwagu...R. Robertson."rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 151.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4366 Natal

    1870/73: 6 d. mauve, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, overprinted POSTAGE (Type 9 ) in black, an unused block of nine, marginal from right of sheet showing 'Colonies' wmk., of fresh delicate colour, hinged for protection, large part og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 2'250+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4367 Natal

    1873: De La Rue Die Proof for 1 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped 'Oct. 1, 1873' and BEFORE HARDENING in black. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4368 Natal

    1874: 1 d. dull rose, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a fine used example with variety "Watermark Inverted", unlisted by Stanley Gibbons. Rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4369 Natal

    1873: De La Rue Die Proof for 3 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped 'Oct. 1, 1873' and BEFORE HARDENING in black. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4370 Natal

    1874: De La Rue Plate Proof for 3 d. value in blue, a block of twelve (6 x 2) on surface glazed white paper, showing sheet margins at left and at right, each overprinted CANCELLED (13¾ x 2½ mm.) in black. Delightful and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4371 Natal

    1873: De La Rue Die Proof for 6 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped 'Sept 20, 1877 and BEFORE HARDENING in black. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4372 Natal

    1874: De La Rue Plate Proof for 6 d. value in bright reddish violet, a block of twelve (6 x 2) on surface glazed white paper, showing sheet margins at left and at right, each overprinted CANCELLED (13¾ x 2½ mm.) in black. Delightful and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4373 Natal

    1874: 6 d. bright reddish violet, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a fine used example showing variety "Watermark Inverted", cancelled by "2" numeral obliterator of Durban in black. One blunted perf. but a most elusive stamp Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4374 Natal

    1874: 5 s. rose, wmk. Crown CC sideways, a fine unused block of four, marginal from right of sheet, fresh and very fine, superb og. with lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4375 Natal

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    1876: 1 d. rose-red, overprinted POSTAGE (Type 18, 14½ mm.) by Davis & Sons in black, a used example variety "Overprint Inverted", cancelled in black. A very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1995) Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4376 Natal

    1876:  1 d. yellow, overprinted POSTAGE (Type 18, 14½ mm.) by Davis & Sons in black, an unused example of vivid colour, variety "Overprint Triple, Two Albino", fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce and attractive stamp.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4377 Natal

    1876:  1 s. green, overprinted POSTAGE (Type 18, 14½ mm.) by Davis & Sons in black, an unused block of four, the overprint showing "Dropped E" variety on the first stamp, minor aging, large part og. Gi= £ 560.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4378 Natal

    1877 (Feb 13): Locally Surcharged ½ d. on 1 d. dull rose, an unused block of fifteen (5 x 3), with mixed surcharges, overprint Type b, with '½' 4 mm. high, on the top row and sixth, ninth, tenth and twelfth stamps, the rest all Type c with '½' showing curled foot, one or two unobtrusive age spots, superb og. with most unmounted og. A rare multiple Gi = £ 2'430.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4379 Natal

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    1877/79: Locally surcharged 1 d. on 6 d. rose, a fine unused example with variety: "Surcharge Double, One Inverted", fresh colour, fine large part og. Cert. RPSL (1996) Gi = £ 375.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Spens.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4380 Natal

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    1877/79: Locally surcharged 1 d. on 6 d. rose, a used example with variety: "Surcharge Applied Four Times", fresh colour and fine appearance, cancelled by numeral obliterator in black. Cert. RPSL (1999) Gi = £ 250.rnrnProvenance: Collection Jay Grace Walmsley.rn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4381 Natal

    1889: 3 d. grey, an unused example, affixed to small card, ex the De La Rue archives, overprinted SPECIMEN in green. Rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4382 Natal

    1887: 2 d. olive-green, Die I, a fine unused example with variety "Top Left Triangle Detached", fresh colour, superb large part og. A rare and exlusive stamp Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4383 Natal

    1891 (April 22): 2½ d. on 4 d. brown, a vertical pair used on small piece, lower stamp with variety "HALFPENN", lightly cancelled in black leaving the variety clear. Upper stamp with a trimmed perf. but a scarce and attractive pair Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4384 Natal

    1891: De La Rue Die Proof for 2½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped '6 MAR 91' in blue and struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. A fine and scarce Proof.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4385 Natal

    1895 (March 12): ½ d. on 6 d. violet, the unused collection with 160 examples, including two blocks (half sheets) of 60 stamps each and thus showing varieties a-ka complete; block of fifteen with reversed wmk., single example of the "Surcharge Double, One Vertical" variety (signed A. Diena), three examples with SPECIMEN handstamp in violet (3) including one example with 'No Stop' error, together with a fascinating hand written manuscript dated 15 May 1895 copied from the 'Stamp Collector's Journal'. A splendid and most appealing collection.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4386 Natal

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    1895 (March 12): ½ d. on 6 d. violet, an unused block of eight, marginal from left of sheet, the fourth stamp showing the major variety of the issue: "POSTAGE Omitted", the rest of the block with normal overprints, minimal aging, fresh and very fine for this issue, large part og. Rare. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4387 Natal

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    1895 (March 18): Locally surcharged HALF on 1 d. rose unused, a complete left pane of 60 ( 6 x 10) from the First Setting of 24 (12 x 2) forme, showing the variety "Surcharge Double" on positions 13-18 and 19-24, the second surcharge coincident in first coloumn and widening across the pane; with Plate '3' in margin at lower left, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Some minor splitting and piece of selvedge missing at upper left but a pane of superb appearance and very rare. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 5'700+.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4388 Natal

    1895: British Inland Mail. Covers carried on the 'Donald Currie' Line of Steamers from Vatomandry, Madagascar during the French Fleet's blockade of Tamatave. Combination cover from Antananarivo to Doncaster, franked by British Inland Mail March 1895 4 d. rose, perf. 12, tied by BRITISH / MAIL / ANTANANARIVO thimble cds in violet (Sept 9), with Natal 1891 2½ d. bright blue applied for onward transmission and tied by 'Durban' cds (Oct 25) in black. Reverse with Doncaster (Nov 10) arrival cds in black. The cover with corner tear at upper left and partial back flap lost but very rare: the service was only in use from January to 30 September 1895.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4389 Natal

    1895: British Inland Mail. Covers carried on the 'Donald Currie' Line of Steamers from Vatomandry, Madagascar during the French Fleet's blockade of Tamatave. Combination cover sent registered at triple rate from Antananarivo to Newton Heath, Manchester, franked by British Inland Mail March 1895 4 d. rose and 1 s. slate-blue, perf. 12, each tied by BRITISH / MAIL / ANTANANARIVO thimble cds's in violet (July 9), in combination with Natal 1891 2½ d. bright blue (3) and single 1882 4 d. brown applied for onward transmission and tied by 'Durban' cds (July 30) in black and by oval 'R' of registration. Reverse with Manchester arrival (Aug 26) in black. Minor creasing of no significance, an outstanding cover at an extraordinary rate from this service and of great rarity: the service was only in use from January to 30 September 1895.rnrnNote: There were no triple rate registered frankings in the Frederick Mayer collection (Spink, 2007) or the 'Madagascar Specialised' collection (DF, 2010).
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4390 Natal

    1902/03: The definitive set of thirteen to 4 s. deep rose and maize, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4391 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for 1 d. value printed in black on glazed white card, dated '11 JAN. 02' in blue and handstamped BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fine and scarce.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4392 Natal

    902/06: Essays from the De La Rue records, sheet headed "Appendix A" and dated "28 June 1906" at top, with Imperforate 1½ d. values (13) all in unissued colours, each printed in two colours with the exception of the first (in dull green, for the ½ d. value), and each annotated for the proposed colour scheme with the value alongside in manuscript. The Essays were produced following a complaint from the Natal Government that stamps had been found re-used with previous cancellations washed off, their request was for stamps to be supplied in doubly fugitive ink in future. Now in two separate halves for display, the page is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5024. Unique and superbly attractive.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 6 March 1981, lot 494.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4393 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 2 d. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, with '7 JAN. 02' in blue and handstamped AFTER / HARDENING in black at right. Fine and scarce.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4394 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 5 d. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, with '6 FEB. 02' in blue and handstamped BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fine and scarce.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4395 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 1 s. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, with '26 FEB. 02' in blue and handstamped AFTER / HARDENING in black at right. Fine and scarce.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4396 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 2 s. 6 d. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, with '28 JAN. 02' in blue and handstamped BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fine and scarce.rnrnProvenance: Phillips, London, 2 April 1992, lot 362.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4397 Natal

    1902/03: 4 d. deep rose & maize, wmk. Crown CA, the famous horizontal pair, variety "perf. 14 x Imperforate Vertically Between", marginal from left of sheet, also "Imperforate between stamp and margin" and second stamp perf. 14 vertically at right, some 'v' shaped creasing and colour from sheet stored below on large part og. A major rarity, there are believed to be but two pairs known: Gibbons state 'from a Proof sheet' which is eminently probable, however this does not explain the lack of furher copies coming to light in the past thirty years (we record two pairs) or the lack of an example in the "De La Rue Collection". A splendid and extremely rare pair Gi = formerly listed as Gi 139a, unpriced.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4398 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 5 s. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, with '26 MAR. 02' in blue and handstamped BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4399 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 10 s. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, with '8 APR. 02' in blue and handstamped AFTER / HARDENING in black at right. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4400 Natal

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for £ 1.10 s value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, with '19 FEB. 02' in blue and handstamped AFTER / HARDENING in black at right, this with slight smudge. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4401 Natal

    1902: £ 1 10 s. green & violet, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example, well centred and of good colour, optd. SPECIMEN in black and, upon receipt at Portuguese Colonial P.O. further overprinted ULTRAMAR in violet. Unused without gum, a very scarce and attractive stamp Gi = £ 130++,
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4402 Natal

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    1902: £ 5 mauve & black, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example, of vivid colour, centred to right, fresh and very fine, superb og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1972) Gi = £ 5'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4403 Natal

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    1902: £ 20 red & green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example, marginal from base of sheet, of excellent vibrant colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. One of the rarest basic issued stamps of the British Commonwealth. A truly outstanding example. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Giulio Bolaffi (1962) Gi = £ 28'000.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 20,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4404 Natal

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    1908: £ 1 10 s. brown-orange & deep purple, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, perf. 14, on chalk surfaced paper, an unused example, of good colour, small trace of rubbing, otherwise fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare. Cert. Albert Diena (1974) Gi = £ 1'800.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4405 Natal

    1908: 'Postage / Postage', De La Rue Master Die Proofs of the frame only, the complete set of seven values from 6 d. to £ 1, each printed in black on glazed white cards, the 6 d., 1 s., 2 s. and 2 s. 6 d. values handstamped '16 JUN. 08' in blue, the 5 s., 10 s. and £ 1 values dated '30 JUN. 08' in blue, all struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black. A magnificent complete and matching set in the formost quality.rnrnProvenance: Argyll Etkin, London, 11 Nov 2010, lots 616 and 618.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4406 Natal

    1908/09: 'Postage / Postage' the definitive set of seven to £ 1 purple & black on red unused, fresh and very fine but for blunt perf on 2 s. and slight rubs on 5 s. and 10 s. headplate, the £ 1 value superb, large part og. Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4407 Natal

    1886: Page from the De La Rue record book, headed "Nov. 19, 1886" and "Appendix - Scheme showing how the three new duties of Natal Revenue Stamps could be printed in doubly fugitive green ink and overprinted in different colours" with Essays for perf. £ 1 in red & green (annotated in manuscript £ 5), £ 1 in blue & green (annotated £ 10), £ 1 in black & green (annotated £ 20) and "Nov 26, 1886" with £ 1 in green (annotated £ 1 and as issued), £ 1 in maroon & green (annotated £ 1.10 s.). A beautiful and rare page, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5035.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4408 Natal

    Revenues 1895: De La Rue Essays from the day-book, with card showing country and value Proof NATAL REVENUE and SIX PENCE respectively, twice dated, once with "Jan 4th, 60 leads'" this erased in red ink on "Feb 5, 95" (un-illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection"), and a remarkable reconstituted piece with  NATAL REVENUE and values (11) from NINE PENCE to TWENTY POUNDS in black with red crayon manuscript deletions, these illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5032. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4409 Natal

    1895: 'Postal' Fiscals, wmk. Crown CA, the set of nine values from 4 d. lilac to £ 20 black & green, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, largely fresh and fine, one or two with faults, large part og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4410 Natal

    Revenues 1895: De La Rue high values unused, all wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, the 4 s. red & lilac, 5 s. red & lilac, £ 1 green, £ 5 red & green and £ 20 black & green, fair to fine, part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4411 Natal

    Revenues 1895: De La Rue Essay for the £ 1 value in lilac & blue, imperforate on wmk. Crown CA paper, close to good margins all round, large part og. Rare: the issued stamp was printed in green.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4412 Natal

    1895: 'Postal' Fiscals, Proof of the £ 1 value, wmk. Crown CA, printed in pale blue & lilac (issued in green), adhered to card and crossed through in red ink and SPECIMEN handstamp applied in black. Rare, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5030.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4413 Natal

    Revenues 1908: 'Revenue / Revenue' De La Rue Master Die Proof for £ 5 value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated '23 JUN. 08' in blue, struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right; sold with £ 5 revenue printed in black and dull green. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4414 Natal

    Revenues 1908: 'Revenue / Revenue' De La Rue Master Die Proof for £ 10 value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated '23 JUN. 08' in blue, struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right; sold with £ 10 revenue printed in orange and dull green. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4415 Natal

    1877: Stampless Official cover, countersigned at lower left by Sir Theophilus Shepstone, Special Commissioner to the Transvaal, mailed from Newcastle to His Excellency, Sir Bartle Frere, King William's Town, Eastern Frontier, Cape Colony, struck with "No. 20 PO / NATAL" cds on despatch (Christmas Day) in black. 'East London' transit cds (Jan 9, 1878) alongside and faint 'King William's Town' arrival cds of arrival. Reverse with 'GPO / Natal' transit cds (Dec 28). A rare cover - at this date Sir Bartle Frere was involved in the 9th Frontier War, having arrived in Southern Africa in March 1877 two weeks prior to the annexation of the Transvaal by Sir Theophilus. An historic and rare cover.rnrnNote: Sir Bartle Frere is philatelically more famous for the introduction of the Scinde Dawks in 1852.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4416 Natal

    Official - Natal Government Railways 1902/03: The set of six values, wmk. Crown CA, unused, ½ d. blue-green, 1 d. carmine, 2 d. red & olive-green, 3 d. purple & grey, 6 d. green & brown-purple and 1 s. carmine & pale blue; all perforated "NGR" (Natal Government Railways), the ½ d. with some aging the balance all fresh and fine large part og. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4417 Natal

    Official 1904: The set of six values complete, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, single examples of the ½ d. blue-green, 1 d. carmine, 2 d. red & olive-green, 3 d. purple & grey and 6 d. green & brown-purple, together with a superb block of four of the scarce 1 s. carmine & pale blue, this with minor gum cracks, all with super large part og. Rare Gi = £ 1'150+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4418 Natal

    Official 1910: Interprovincial usage of Bechuanaland Protectorate 1897 3 d. purple on yellow pair and 1908 ½ d. yellowish green pair, tied to OHMS cover registered to Whitfield King and Co. in Ipswich, both pairs neatly tied by REGISTERED P.M.BURG / NATAL datestamps (Oct 29) in black with registration cachet at left.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF
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