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  • Lot# : 4001 Cape of Good Hope

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    Dutch East India Company 1792/95c.: Cover at double rate addressed to 'Herren Weesmeesteren, Cabo de Goede Hoop', struck with two fine strikes of the circular "VOC / 6 St." (Dutch East India Company / 6 Stuyvers) handstamps in black (Type VOC 2). The cover opens well for display and the reverse with two intact red wax seals showing a Crown above a double-headed Eagle. Fresh and extremely fine, the strikes applied on despatch in the Netherlands, double rate covers are of great scarcity. Cert. PFSA (1989).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4002 Cape of Good Hope

    1817 (May 10): Entire letter to London annotated 'Duplicate' at left, Adams correspondence, struck on despatch with superb oval 'CAPE OF GOOD HOPE / 20 MAY 20 / 1817 / PACKET LETTER' datestamp in black. The entire rated (on reverse also) at 3/6d. in manuscript to pay. London arrival cds on reverse (July 25) in red. A marvellous strike of this very rare marking with just ten examples recorded.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4003 Cape of Good Hope

    1853: Perkins Bacon Plate Proof for 1 d. value in black on toned wove medium paper, a fine pair with large margins all round, fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4004 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, an unused example with large even margins all round, of rich colour and large part og. A fine and rare stamp. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4005 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. pale brick-red on blued paper, used example with good to large margins and portion of adjoining stamp at base, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4006 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, a used example with ample to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by part oval datestamp in black. Trace of ageing at right but an attractive and unusual usage Gi = £ 475.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Solomon', Köhler sale 236, June 1982, lot 52.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4007 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, strong Ivory Head, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamps at left and at base, lightly cancelled in black. An attractive stamp Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4008 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, strong Ivory Head, a used example with huge margins all round and portion of adjoining stamps on all three sides, lightly cancelled in black Gi = £ 475.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Solomon', Köhler sale 236, June 1982, lot 19.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4009 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, strong Ivory Head, a used example with large margins all round, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black, a fresh and fine stamp Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4010 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. pale brick-red on blued paper, a used pair with large margins all round, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. A fine and charming pair Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4011 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, strong Ivory Head, a very fine used pair with ample to huge margins on three sides and portion of adjoining stamp at left, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Ironed bend at right but of superb appearance Gi = £ 950+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de la Queillerie, Harmers, May 1970, lot 65.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4012 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, strong Ivory Head, a used pair with large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps on two sides, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black and by part red datestamp. A delightful pair Gi = £ 950+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4013 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. deep brick-red on blued paper, a used block of four with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, neatly tied to piece by three strikes of the CGH obliterator in black. Exceptional and very fine. Signed W.E.Lea Gi = £ 1'900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection C. Emerson Huston, Harmers, June 1961, lot 81; Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 232.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4014 Cape of Good Hope

    1852/53: Perkins Bacon 4 d. Die Proof in black, an exquisite pair on India paper on thick card with champfered corners, cut to framelines, with Die 'B' showing absence of the 'F' flaw. Minor inclusion in margin of no significance, fresh and very fine. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bonaventure', RL, Sept 1993, lot 6; Collection Mrs. Ad. Indhusophon, Spink, May 1999, lot 13.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4015 Cape of Good Hope

    1852/53: Perkins Bacon 4 d. Plate Proof in dull grey-blue on watermarked bleuté paper, a fine example with good even margins all round, of good colour, without gum. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4016 Cape of Good Hope

    1852/53: Perkins Bacon 4 d. Plate Proof in dull grey-blue on watermarked bleuté paper, a fine pair with ample to large margins all round, of good colour, without gum. Scarce and appealing proof pair. Signed W.H.P. (Peckitt).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Solomon', Köhler sale 236, June 1982, lot 104.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4017 Cape of Good Hope

    1852/53: Perkins Bacon 4 d. Plate Proof in dull grey-blue on watermarked bleuté paper, the block of twelve with good to very large margins all round, marginal lined watermark at left. Fresh and very fine, a superb and extremely rare large multiple in outstanding quality.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink, June 2012, lot 7.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4018 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. deep blue on blued paper, an unused example with ample to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, of vibrant colour, fresh and very fine unused without gum Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack,  Sale I, Dec 1944, lot 307; Collection 'Solomon', Köhler sale 236, June 1982, lot 36.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4019 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on blued paper, a used pair with large margins all round, of fresh colour and heavily blued on reverse, cancelled by CGH obliterator, trace of tiny thin spot on one stamp otherwise very fine Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4020 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. brick-red on lightly blued paper, a used example with barely any blueing on reverse and in a pale shade, large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, very lightly cancelled in black Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4021 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. brick-red on lightly blued paper, a used example with good to large margins all round, of fine colour and lightly cancelled in black Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4022 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. brick-red on lightly blued paper, a used pair with large margins all round, thin and ironed horizontal crease but of fine appearance, cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 700+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4023 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 1 d. brick-red on lightly blued paper, the used block of four, with clear to large margins all round tied to 1861 cover to Cape Town by light CGH obliterators in black. Reverse with oval PAARL despatch datestamp in red and oval CAPE TOWN arrival in red (both dated March 16). The envelope with small stain and tiny tear at top mentioned for full accuracy, otherwise a truly magnificent cover paying the inland rate. A rarity.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 229.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4024 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. deep blue on lightly blued paper, a used pair with fine large margins all round, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Signed Bühler Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4025 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on lightly blued paper, the used selection of five examples in differing shades, including a pair; all with large margins all round and lightly cancelled, the pair showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base but with ironed bend, another single cancelled in red (rare). A choice and generally fine group Gi = £ 850+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4026 Cape of Good Hope

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    1853: 4 d. deep blue on slightly blued paper, four single examples with good to large margins all round, used on large part cover to Grahamstown, address re-written, all cancelled by CGH obliterators in black. Reverse with impressed wax seal of Blaine & Co. in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth. The cover has been trimmed at left and reasealed,the adhesives lifted and replaced. Despite faults, a most attractive and scarce usage of some charm. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4027 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on lightly blued paper, a used pair with good margins all round, from the tail end of the printing in a pale matt shade, and lightly blued on reverse, ligthtly cancelled in black. Signed Bühler Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4028 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on blued paper, a used block of three with large even margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp on one side, in a pale shade and deeply blued on reverse, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterators in black. A very fine and most attractive multiple. Signed A. Bolaffi, A. Diena Gi = £ 600+.rnrnProvenance: Collectiton 'Solomon', Köhler sale 236, June 1982, lot 66.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4029 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on lightly blued paper, a used block of four with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, of fine colour and very lightly cancelled in black. A most attractive multiple. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 680+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4030 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on lightly blued paper, a fine pair paying the private ship letter rate, with close to clear margins all round, used on 1856 cover to West Wittering, Chichester endorsed 'England per Devastation' and tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE cds in red (July 17) and Chichester arrival cds (Sept 3) in blue where charged 1 shilling to pay in manuscript. The stamps lifted for checking and hinged back into place, a charming cover.rnrnNote: HMS Devastation, a paddle sloop launched in 1841, sailed from Simons Bay on July 18, 1856 under Captain E. Marshall.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4031 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on lightly blued paper, a fine pair and a single example, with close to clear margins all round, used on 1856 cover to London endorsed 'p. Devastation' and tied by CGH obliterators in black. Reverse with CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE cds in red (July 14) and London arrival cds (Sept 3) in red. The pair lifted for checking and hinged back into place, the cover with repaired tear through face panel. Attached article from Transvaal Philatelist (Feb 1998) with this cover.rnrnNote: HMS Devastation, a paddle sloop launched in 1841, sailed from Simons Bay on July 18, 1856 under Captain E. Marshall.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4032 Cape of Good Hope

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    1852/53: Perkins Bacon Plate Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in rose-red on white wove paper, watermark sideways, a splendid block of eight with large margins on three sides, one Proof just shaved at base, not detracting from the delightful appearance of this rare multiple. Cert. Holcombe (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 35; Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink, June 2012, lot 6.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4033 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. rose on cream, an unused example with good even margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4034 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. rose on cream, an unused example with large margins all round, portion of adjoining stamp at left, of fine delicate colour, corner crease not affecting appearance, large part og. Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4035 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. pale rose on cream, an unused triangular block of four, of fine delicate colour, left margin added and repaired, with large part og. This describer concurs with Richard Ashton that a fine unused parallelogram pair could be cut from the block Gi = £ 1'600 (for a pair).rnrnProvenance: Collection C. Emerson Huston, Harmers June 1961, lot 142; Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 318.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4036 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. rose on cream, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, sheet marginal at left with the marginal lined watermark, lightly cancelled in black. A charming and most attractive stamp Gi = £ 300.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 70, March 1984, lot 3688.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4037 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. rose on cream, a used block of four, ample to large margins all round, one iron spot in paper and a couple of minor creases not affecting the fine appearance, lightly cancelled in black. Despite faults, a scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4038 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/58: 1 d. rose, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1864 cover from Wynberg to Cape Town lightly tied by CGH triangular obliterator in black. Reverse with part flap missing and partial oval WYNBERG despatch with two strikes of Cape Town arrival cds (Sept 3). Cleaned to reduce staining but a scarce and not unattractive cover. Signed A. Bolaffi, Oliva. Cert. BPA (2018).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Solomon', Köhler, Wiesbaden, June 1982, lot 89.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4039 Cape of Good Hope

    Perkins Bacon Printing 1855/63: 1 d. pale rose-red, a used example with good to large margins all round, late usage on 1864 cover from the Bishop of Cape Town to Rear-Admiral Sir Baldwin Walker at Simons Town carried at the local 'drop letter' rate, tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with crested flap with mitre in blue and oval framed CAPE TOWN datestamp (April 16) in red. A scarce rate (mailed prior to the 1d. rate being extended to include eight other towns in December 1864) and a most attractive cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4040 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. deep rose-red on cream, an unused example with large margins all round, of bright fresh colour and large part og. A very fine example of a rare stamp. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4041 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. deep rose-red on cream, a used example with large margins all round, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. A splendid example Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4042 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 1 d. deep rose-red on cream, a used paralellogram pair, large margins all round, in a deep shade, cancelled by slightly blurred CGH obliterator in black. Cert. Oliva (1964) Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4043 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 1 d. deep rose-red on cream paper, a used example on 1865 Soldier's concessionary rate cover to Hertford, from a Private in the 96th Regiment, correctly counter-signed by Commanding Officer at left, tied by numeral "3" barred oval obliterator in black. Reverse with part of flap missing but with part of Grahsmstown oval, obverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (Feb 11) in black and London cds in red (March 19) with Hertford arrival cds in black alongside. A rare usage. Cert. BPA (2019).rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, March 1989.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4044 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. deep blue on white paper, an unused example with good to large margins all round, of fine rich colour, unused without gum. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4045 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. blue on white paper, an unused example with good to large margins all round, of excellent colour, minor gum cracking, large part og. A scarce and most appealing stamp Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4046 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. blue on white paper, the unused block of twelve, of lovely rich colour and with large margins all round showing sheet marginal wmk. at left, tiny scissor cut in margin only at base, central block with light horizontal crease and some insignificant aging to five stamps not affecting the dramatic appearance of this splendid large multiple, fresh and very fine, with large part og. Gi = £ 13'200+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 377; Collection 'Bonaventure', Spink, Sept 1993, lot 130.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4047 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. blue on white paper, a used example in a pale shade with good even margins all round, cancelled by large part oval RICHMOND datestamp (Jan 30, 1855) in black. Scarce thus.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4048 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. blue on white paper, used example in a pale shade, clear to large margins, cancelled by large part oval FORT-BEAUFORT datestamp in black (Dec 30). Scarce and most unusual usage: the C. Emerson Huston collection contained a similar example showing year date 1858, also struck in black (lot 193).rnrnProvenance: Collection West (1949); Collection Schofield (1951); Collection Bonaventure, Spink, Sept 1993, lot 132.rn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4049 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. deep blue on white paper, a used example with huge margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at left and sheet marginal at right with the lined watermark, minor ironed crease in margin does not affect appearance of this attractive stamp Gi = £ 95.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4050 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. deep blue on white paper, a used example with large margins all round, of rich colour, used on 1863 cover, no side flaps, to Lowenstein Tygerley, Cape District and tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with very scarce D'URBAN datestamp in red of despatch (re-named Durbanville in 1886) and oval CAPE TOWN arrival in red. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4051 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. blue on white paper, a used example with good margins all round on 1855 cover to the Treasurer General in Natal, tied by fine strike of CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Cape Town / Cape of Good Hope' despatch cds in red (March 29) and front with circular 'Crown / Natal' arrival in blue (April 6). Minor staining but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4052 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. blue on white paper, a fine example with clear to large margins, used on 1861 entire letter from Hannover to the editor of the 'Colesberg Advertiser, Colesberg', tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with double arc HANNOVER despatch cds (Jan 1, 1861) and oval framed COLESBERG arrival in red of the same day, closed spike hole on front panel otherwise in excellent quality. Contents are an advertisement, in English and in Afrikaans, to be placed in the 'Advertiser': "Pound Notice. Confirmed in the Hannover Municipal Pound and will be sold on the 18th of January next if not previously released, a brown mare no marks and a light brown filly, white stripe across the nose." dated at Hannover, 31 Dec 1861.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4053 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. blue on white paper, a strip of three with large margins all round and a block of four with close to large margins all round, slight surface scuff at lower right, all used on the famous1859 cover to Rotterdam endorsed 'per Steamer Dane / British and Foreign Rate Paid', tied by CGH obliterators in black. Reverse with oval framed FRENCH HOEK despatch datestamp (Feb 18) in black, oval CAPE TOWN transit in red (Feb 19) and CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE circular datestamp of same day. Obverse with London / Paid' cds in red and Rotterdam arrival on reverse (March 30). The address panel with addressee's name initially erased in black ink and this slightly cleaned for appearance's sake since the Sir Maxwell Joseph sale. A marvellous and spectacular 2/4d. double rate cover of great importance to Cape Postal History.rnrnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, Feb 1958, lot 274; Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 443.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4054 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 4 d. deep blue on white paper, wmk. sideways, a used block of four, with good to large margins all round, light CGH obliterator cancels in black. Fresh and very fine. A rare and splendid multiple. Signed E. Diena, Gilbert Gi = £ 1'300.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 370.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4055 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: Earl of Crawford Colour Trial for 6 d. value in a fine square pair, printed in bright yellow green, on white wove unwatermarked paper, imperforate. Fresh and very fine, a rare pair. The 26th Earl of Crawford (1847-1913) possessed the three sets of 10 of each value, 6 d. and 1 s., printed in ten different colours, believed to be Colour Trials printed in 1857 prior to the issue of the two values (ref. Stevenson page 119). Rare and delightful.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4056 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. pale rose-lilac on white paper, an unused sheet marginal pair with large margins all round and AGE of POSTAGE in marginal watermark, in a lovely delicate 'milky' colour (intermediate shade between pale and deep) and superb large part og. A stunning and famous multiple of great scarcity Gi = £ 2'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection West (1949); Collection Schofield (1951); Collection C. Emerson Huston, Harmers, June 1961, lot 270; Collection 'Salisbury', RL, Sept 1995, lot 1016; Collection Mrs. Ad Indhusophon, Spink, May 1999, lot 91; Collection William H. Gross, Shreeves, Oct 2008.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4057 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 6 d. pale rose-lilac on white paper, an unused block of four of fine delicate colour, ample to large margins all round, slight aging and wrinkle on part og. A rare multiple. Cert. BPA 2019) Gi = £ 4'800+.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4058 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/58: 6 d. slate-lilac on very faintly blued paper, a fine unused example with ample to large margins all round, of fresh colour and large part og. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1979, for Gi 7, now 7c). Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4059 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. slate-lilac on bluish paper, an unused example with large even margins all round, of fresh colour, unused without gum. A fine and rare stamp. Signed Galvez, Madrid Gi = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4060 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 6 d. slate-lilac on bluish paper, a magnificent unused pair, with large margins all round and sheet marginal watermark lines, of excellent impression and strong colour. Fresh and very fine, without gum. Superb in all respects, an item for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1990) as 'unused original gum'. Cert. BPA (2009) as 'regummed' Gi = £ 9'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 180; Collection Mrs. Ad Indhusophon, Spink, May 1999, lot 80; Collection William H. Gross, Shreeves, Oct 2008.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4061 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. slate-lilac on white paper, a used example with good to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Scarce and fine Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4062 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. pale rose-lilac on white paper, a used example in an intermediate shade, with very large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, cancelled in black Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4063 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. slate-lilac on bluish paper, a used example with good to large margins all round, of fine colour and evident blueing on reverse, cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Scarce Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4064 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. pale rose-lilac on white paper, a used pair with close to large margins all round, minute thin spot, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4065 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. rose-lilac on white paper, a used pair with ample to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by small roller grid of lines applied in Grahamstown, fresh and very fine, a scarce cancellation, especially so on a multiple. A delightful pair Gi = £ 600+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, Feb 1958, lot 271; Collection 'Saldanha', Sothebys, Nov 1984, lot 237.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4066 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. pale rose-lilac on white paper, a used strip of three with good to large margins all round, of fine colour, cancelled by two strikes of the CGH obliterator in black. One stamp with minute corner bend but a most attractive multiple. Gi = £ 900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 595.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4067 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. pale rose-lilac on white paper, a fine example with large margins all round, used on 1860 cover to Glasgow, tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed SOMERSET EAST despatch datestamp in black (Nov 17), circular 'Cape Town / Cape of Good Hope' transit cds in red. Obverse with PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE PACKET cds in black (Dec 28) with manuscript '5' rate credit in red crayonand 'London / Paid' transit (Dec 29) in red. The stamp removed for checking and hinged back into place. A scarce and attractive cover. Signed G. Lamy.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4068 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 6 d. deep rose-lilac, a fine used pair with large margins all round in a fine rich shade, used on 1866 cover to Bebington, Cheshire tied by superb impression of the numeral '1' obliterator with CAPE TOWN / CAPE COLONY datestamp alongside (June 21) in black. Circular PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE PACKET in red alongside (Aug 16) and Birkenhead arrival cds on reverse. A late usage of the Perkins Bacon issue on a delightful and very rare cover in the foremost quality.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bonaventure', Spink, Sept 1993, lot 208; Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink, June 2012, lot 200.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4069 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 6 d. deep slate-lilac on blued paper, the outstanding cover from Gilbert Farie in Bloemfontein to Ruthuglen, Glasgow, with manuscript "6" in red to denote the 6 d. for payment from the Orange Free State to the Cape, franked by four margin pair in this scarce shade, lightly cancelled by faint Grahamstown roller handstamp, with obverse showing 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' circular datestamp in black (Aug 19) and PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE PACKET cds in red (Sep 24). Reverse with Glasgow arrival (Sept 26)in black. Minor staining to envelope well away from the fine adhesives. A rare cover. Cert. BPA (1994) as SG 7.rnrnNote: See attached article from the 'Orange Free State Bulletin' (Dec 1998) enclosed with the lot. Gilbert Farie was the manager of the Standard Bank of South Africa in Bloemfontein.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4070 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 6 d. slate-lilac on blued paper, used example with clear to large margins and portion of adjoining stamp at base, just touched at lower left, overlapping 4 d. blue in a block of four, margins clear to large and minutely shaved at right cancelled by CGH obliterators on 1865 registered cover to Bloemfontein, Orange Free State. Reverse with oval framed RICHMOND despatch datestamp in black (Feb 27) and oval COLESBERG transit in red (Feb 28). Seal removed from reverse with some flap damage and a closed tear at upper left of front panel but a remarkable cover to this destination and a very rare franking: all registered Cape triangular covers can be termed elusive. Cert. Ferchenbauer (1990).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Nov 1989, lot 271; Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink, June 2012, lot 185.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4071 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: Earl of Crawford Colour Trial for 1 s. value in a fine square pair, printed in yellow green, on white wove unwatermarked paper, imperforate. Fresh and very fine, a rare pair. The 26th Earl of Crawford (1847-1913) possessed the three sets of 10 of each value, 6 d. and 1 s., printed in ten different colours, believed to be Colour Trials printed in 1857 prior to the issue of the two values (ref. Stevenson page 119). Rare and delightful.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4072 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 1 s. bright yellow-green on white paper, an unused example with ample to large margins, with sheet marginal watermark lines at left, of resounding vibrant colour and superb large part og. A remarkable and particularly lovely example of this very rare stamp, possibly the finest single example recorded. Cert. BPA (1990) Gi = £ 4'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 200.rn               
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4073 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. bright yellow-green on white paper, used examples (4) all with good to large margins all round, one with large portion of adjoining stamp at base, another cancelled in both black and in red; all of excellent appearance, a few insignificant bends but a generally fair to very fine group Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4074 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 1 s. bright yellow-green on white paper, the exquisite and famous unused pair, with huge margins all round and showing the marginal watermark lines, of vibrant fresh colour and superb large part og. with one stamp unmounted og. Faultless and sublimely beautiful. The sole recorded multiple of this stamp in unused condition and a major rarity of Southern African philately, of excellent provenance. A gem for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1990) Gi = £ 7'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 202; Collection 'Samos', Ivy, Shreeve & Mader, June 1991, lot 240; Collection 'Salisbury', Spink, Sept 1995, lot 240; Collection Mrs. Ad Indhusophon, Spink, May 1999, lot 1018.
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 27,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4075 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. bright yellow-green on white paper, a used example with large margins on two sides, third side just clear, tied to 1860 entire letter to Wolverhampton endorsed 'p. Dane Str.' by CGH obliterator in black. Circular PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE PACKET datestamp alongside (Nov 26) and faint '10' rate credit in red crayon manuscript. Reverse with CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE datestamp in red (Oct 22) and Wolverhampton arrival cds (Nov 30). A fresh and fine entire. Signed Bühler.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4076 Cape of Good Hope

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    1855/63: 1 s. yellow-green on white paper, a used example with good even margins all round in combination with 6 d. deep blue, equally fine, on 1860 cover from Beaufort to Cape Town tied by crisp strike of CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed BEAUFORT datestamp in black (June 16) and oval CAPE TOWN arrival in red (June 20). Tiny tear at top of front panel and minor acid ink in address but a charming and rare franking that opens well for Exhibit display. Cert. BPA (2018).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4077 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. deep dark green on white paper, a fine unused example with large margins all round, sheet marginal at left with watermark lines, fresh colour and fine, large part og. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4078 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. deep dark green on white paper, an unused pair with large margins all round, of rich colour and large part og. A fine and scarce pair. Signed Darteyre, A. Diena Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4079 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. deep dark green on white paper, an unused block of eight, good to mostly large margins all round, minute scissor cut in margin only at top not affecting the appearance of a delightful and scarce multiple, fresh and fine, large part og. Signed Giulio Bolaffi Gi = £ 3'600+.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4080 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. deep dark green on white paper, a used example with clear to large margins all round, cancelled by large part "53" numeral obliterator of Bath, England in black. Unusual and appealing stamp Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4081 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. deep dark green on white paper, a used example with large even margins all round, tied by CGH obliterator to 1861 cover to Derby endorsed 'per Mail Str. Athens'.  Fine CAPE PACKET / DEVONPORT circular datestamp alongside in black (Jan 25, 1862). Reverse with oval framed SIMONS-TOWN datestmp in red and CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE circular datestamp (Dec 26) in red with London and Derby cds's in black (Jan 27). A charming and scarce cover.rnrnNote: Addressed to Colonel Gawler in Friar Gate, Derby. Colonel George Gawler (1775-1869), fought at Waterloo and was the second Governor of South Australia from 1838-1841. His wife, née Maria Cox, was the niece of the author Samuel Richardson.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4082 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. deep dark green on white paper, a fine example with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1863 cover to Scotland endorsed 'per Mail Steamer Briton', tied by CGH obliterator in black. 'London / Paid' cds in red at left (April 29) and '10' rate credit in red crayon. Reverse with oval framed PORT ELIZABETH datestamp of despatch (March 17) in red, circular CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE datestamp in red (March 21) and Stirling arrival cds (April 29) in black. One side flap missing and some slight buckling at edges but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4083 Cape of Good Hope

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    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).rnrn1855/63: The complete set of four values with an additional 1 d. deep rose-red (which is possibly the most spectacular example of all the 'Cancelled' Ormond Hill stamps), with 1 d. with tiny part of bar canceL at left, 4 d. deep blue, 6 d. slate-lilac and 1 s. green, the latter three all with bold strikes of the CANCELLED obliterator in black. Minor imperfections but a splendid complete set of which only two, so far, can exist, the second set housed in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's collection. All five stamps here are illustrated in Jaffe on pages 29 and 30. Extremely fine and rare - unique in private hands. Certs. BPA (1960) for 1 d., BPA (1966) for 1 d., 4 d., 6 d. and 1 s.) Gi = £ 96'000.rnrnProvenance: 1 d. ex Robin Taylor.rn                   The set of four, collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 141 - the 6 d. was not ex the C. Emerson Huston          rn                   collection as described. Huston's example was illustration no. 2 in Jaffe, also once owned by Dr. Conrad Latto.rn                   The set of four, collection Dr. Conrad Latto, Spink, May 1995, lot 2023. The erroneous attribution of the 6 d. values wasrn                   again repeated.rnNote: Since the publication of Peter Jaffe's book a 1 s. green has come to light, currently housed in the collection of Joseph Hackmey.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 42,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4084 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb 27): Woodblock 1 d. vermilion on laid paper, the famous unused pair, clear to mostly large margins all round, minor surface rub and thinning at one corner, some wrinkling of absolutely no significance and certainly not affecting the appearance of this magnificent multiple, with large part original gum. A splendid multiple of this extremely rare stamp of outstanding provenance. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = 34'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Sale One, Harmers, Dec 1944, lot 361; Collection Maria de la Queillerie, Harmers, May 1970, lot 226; Collection 'Salisbury', RL, Sept 1995, lot 1022; Collection 'Lady Hope', DF, Nov 2003, lot 20280; Collection 'Cape Town', Spink, July 2005, lot 16.rn               
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 27,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4085 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb 27): Woodblock 1 d. vermilion on laid paper, a superb used example of vibrant colour, crisply cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Ironed vertical crease at right not affecting superb appearance. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 2'750.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bonaventure', RL, Sept 1993, lot 247; Collection John Tolbutt, Harmers, June 2002, lot 114.rn                  
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4086 Cape of Good Hope

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    1861 (Feb 27): Woodblock 1 d. vermilion on laid paper, a used example with ample to large margins, cancelled by bold strike of the CGH obliterator in black. Two ironed bends but an attractive example of this scarce stamp. Signed A. Diena. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4087 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb 27): Woodblock 1 d. vermilion on laid paper, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, cancelled by smudged CGH obliterator handstamp in black, leaving 'Hope' clear. Scarce stamp. Cert. A. Diena (1963) Gi = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4088 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb 27): Woodblock 1 d. carmine on laid paper, a used example with good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by Grahamstown horizontal barred handstamp in black. Fresh and very fine, a scarce stamp so fine. Signed A. Bolaffi. Certs. A. Diena (1953), Oliva (1964) Gi = £ 3'500.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4089 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 1 d. carmine on laid paper, a used square pair, just touched at left with clear large margins on three sides and sheet marginal, incomplete scissor cut touching the design of one stamp of the pair, prior to application on 1861 cover to 'Natal' with Perkins Bacon 1853 4 d. blue on blued paper, with just clear to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp, tied by bold strikes of CGH obliterators in black. Reverse with oval framed PORT ELIZABETH datestamp in red (May 27). The cover has an ironed horizontal crease and has been re-backed internally to prevent the central crease, away from the stamps, becoming worse, this being done prior to the Pack sale. A sensational and most attractive cover with a rare multiple and mixed issue franking. Cert. BPA (2018).rnrnNote: The addressee, George C. Cato, was an agent for hunters and traders wishing to visit KwaZulu Natal. He fought against the Boers in 1842 and arranged the sad Elephant hunting for Ivory: a noted example being 95 shot in a single day. The Cato papers are presently in the Killie Campbell Africana Library.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmer Rooke, Dec 1944, lot 371.rn 
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4090 Cape of Good Hope

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    1861 (April 10): Woodblock 1 d. brick-red on laid paper, a used pair, large margins on three sides and touched at right, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Treated at lower left corner to remove a stain, light wrinkle as usual with the issue. A not unattractive multiple of a very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 10'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, Washington DC, 25-26 Nov 1989, lot 319.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4091 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (April 10): Woodblock 1 d. brick-red on laid paper, a used example with clear to good margins on two sides, lightly cancelled in black leaving 'Hope' clear. Ironed crease but of fine appearance. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4092 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb 23): Woodblock 1 d. pale milky blue Error of Colour - with the 1 d. printed in the colour of the 4 d., a used example with large even margins on the angled sides, ample margin at base, somewhat unfortunately cancelled by CGH obliterator over the ONE of ONE PENNY but clearly discernable, small crease in lower right corner and a small paper inclusion, otherwise very fine and extremely rare. Ex collection R.S.Wilkins. Signed W.H.Peckitt. Cert. RPSL (1943) Gi = £ 30'000.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 17 May 1977, lot 350.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4093 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb): Woodblock 4 d. carmine on laid paper, Error of Colour, the famous and beautiful used example, balanced even margins all round and of exquisite bright colour, lightly cancelled by large part of triangular CGH obliterator well struck in black. A magnificent stamp, one of the true highlights of British Colonial philately, the finest single example recorded. Cert. RPSL (1929) Gi = £ 95'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, First Sale, 23 June 1921, lot 9; Collection R. F. A. Riesco (Royal certificate dated 1929); Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 392; Collection 'Salisbury', RL, Sept 1995, lot 1087.
    Starting bid : 50,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 50,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4094 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 4 d. pale milky blue on laid paper, used example with close to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Certs. Oliva (1962), BPA (2018) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4095 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb 23): Woodblock 4 d. pale milky-blue on laid paper, a used example with large even margins all round, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator, some ironed creasing not affecting the fine appearance. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4096 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (Feb 23): Woodblock 4 d. pale milky-blue on laid paper, a used example with large even margins all round, very lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black, superb and rare so fine. Signed Calves. Cert. Behr (1977) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4097 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 4 d. pale grey-blue on laid paper, a used example with huge margins all round and cut horizontally at top, of excellent soft delicate colour, very lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Vertical corner crease not affecting the excellent appearance. Cert. BPA (1981) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4098 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 4 d. pale grey-blue on laid paper, a used example with ample to large margins all round, of good colour, cancelled by Grahamstown barred roller handstamp in black. Lower left corner with a noticeable 'void corner' Plate Flaw. Scarce and attractive stamp. Cert. BPA (1975) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4099 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 4 d. pale grey-blue on laid paper, a used example with large margins all round, especially so at right, very lightly cancelled with part of CGH obliterator at base only. A very fine and most attractive stamp. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 2'250.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4100 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 4 d. pale bright blue on laid paper, a used example with large even margins all round, in a delightful rich almost over-inked shade, lightly cancelled by crisp CGH obliterator in black. Ironed corner bend not apparent and not affecting the appearance. A very rare stamp and a most attractive example. Cert. RPSL (1922) Gi = £ 2'250.rnrnProvenance: Collection Philippe Ferrary de la Renotière, Sale 2, 13-15 Oct 1921, lot 40; Collection Capt. E. Bagwell-Pulefoy, Nov 1922, from certificate;  Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 346.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF
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