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British West Indies - The Besançon Collection (Part I)
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  • Lot# : 3520 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1879: De La Rue Die Proof for the Keyplate, printed in black on glazed white card with Country Name and Duty Plate blacked out, dated "July 23 1879" in black at upper left. Rare and extremely fine.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3521 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1879: Keyplate 2½ d. red-brown, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example of good colour, variety "Large "2" in "2½" with Slanting Foot", well centred, fresh and very fine, part og. An extremely elusive and rare variety. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 11'000.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3542 Bahamas

    1859: Perkins Bacon 1 d. Plate Proof engraved in deep black, imperforate on thick card paper, a block of four, marginal from right of sheet, positions 29-30 / 39-40 with position 40 showing the constant Plate Scratch through 'NSULAR' of 'INTERINSULAR'. Fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 11 June 2010, lot 45.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 3549 Bahamas

    1861: Perkins Bacon Die Proof for the 6 d. value engraved in black and affixed to small card, showing the printer's guide marks centrally at left and at right in black, and dot within the "S" of POSTAGE. Fresh and very fine, a rare Proof.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 8 Nov 2006, lot 1125.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3560 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 6 d. deep violet, wmk. Crown CC (reversed), an Imperforate Plate Proof, of superb rich colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare and exquisite.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 3561 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 6 d. deep violet, wmk. Crown CC, an Imperforate example overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel Type D5) in black. Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3563 Bahamas

    1863/77: 1 d. scarlet-vermilion, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of four of fresh colour, variety "Watermark Reversed", fine large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 340+.rnProvenance: Collection J.F. Ayre, RL, London, 25 Sept 1979, lot 669.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3564 Bahamas

    1865/76: 4 d. bright rose, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example, slightly discoloured otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
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    Lot# : 3565 Bahamas

    1865/76: 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example of good centering and fresh colour, fine large part og. Gi = £ 1'500.rnProvenance: Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9-10 Nov 1999, lot 1219.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3570 Bahamas

    1882 (March): 4 d. rose, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 12, a used example on 1884 cover to London ted by "B" obliterator in black. Single ring 'Bahamas' despatch cds (Aug 13) on reverse with London arrival (Sept 1) in black. Minor wrinkles but an attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
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    Lot# : 3573 Bahamas

    1883 (Nov 20): De La Rue Colour Trials (6) using the 1 s. value, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 12, printed in rose, grey, brown, violet, yellow and olive-green, unused without gum and probably taken from an "Appendix" sheet in the DLR archives similar to that illustrated in the "De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2119 where these Trials were used to identify the "Proposed Schemes of Colours" for the 1884 issue. Rare and very seldom seen.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3575 Bahamas

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    1883 (June): Surcharged 4 d. on 6 d. deep violet, an unused example in a rich shade, fresh and fine, part og. A scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1976) Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3578 Bahamas

    1884/90: Definitive set of six values unused to £ 1 Venetian red, with 1 d. rose, 4 d. yellow, 5 s. olive and £ 1 Venetiam red all overprinted SPÜECIMEN (Samuel Type D12) in black - these being printer's reference samples and not distributed to the UPU - together with the 2½ d. ultramarine and 6 d. mauve which were sent to the UPU and also overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fresh and very fine, large part og. An extremely rare set.rnProvenance: Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 22 June 2010, lot 140.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3588 Bahamas

    1912/19: Definitive set of nine values to £ 1 unused, fresh and fine, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (in red on the 1 s. value), large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 3594 Bahamas

    1921/37: Definitive set of eleven values unused all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red (1 s.), the 1½ d. and 3 d. perforated with hooded SPECIMEN, fresh and fine, large part og. An extremely rare Specimen set Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 220 CHF
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    Lot# : 3612 Barbados

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858: Die Proof for 6 d. value, engraved in black on thin India wove paper, final State with characteristic marginal dot between 'P' and 'E' of PENCE, minor hinge thin at top of absolutely no importance and not affecting appearance, fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3626 Barbados

    Rough perforation 14 to 16 1861/70: (1 d.) blue, rough perforation 14 to 16, an unused example, variety "Imperforate between Stamp and Margin" from top of sheet, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce and most attractive.rn 
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 3651 Barbados

    Watermark Large Star 1874/75: Perkins Bacon Die Proof for the 1 d. value on India paper applied to thick card, 25 x 28 mm., fresh, fine and extremely rare.rnProvenance: Collection Basil B. Benwell, Harmers, London, 25 April 1985, lot 2111.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 3678 Barbados

    Seal of the Colony Issue 1892/1903: Seal of the Colony issue, the set of eleven values unused with large part og. together with 2 s. 6 d. blue-black & orange with variety "Watermark Inverted", large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 420.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
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    Lot# : 3687 Barbados

    1909: Lord Crawford reprint of 1858 issue, 6 d. value printed in brown, imperforate on thin white watermark Small Star  paper (this example with lines from marginal watermark), fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Extremely rare, it is believed just three examples were made in each colour reprinted. Rare.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3688 Barbados

    Typographed by De La Rue 1912/16: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 3 d. , 4 d. and 6 d. values, without Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size. Fine and rare.rnProvenance: Collection Herbert M. Shilstone, RL, London, 22 June 1977.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 3689 Barbados

    Typographed by De La Rue 1912/16: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 1 s. to 3 s. values, without Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size. Fine and rare.rnProvenance: Collection Herbert M. Shilstone, RL, London, 22 June 1977.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3690 Barbados

    'Sea Chariot' Recess by De La Rue 1916/19: De La Rue Master Die Proof in black, without Duty Plates, on glazed rough toned card paper (40 x 45 mm.). Slightly soiled but rare.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 3702 Barbados

    1934/47: Postage Due 1 d. black, a diagonally bisected example on underpaid 1935 cover mailed with pair of 1924 ¼ d. brown to the GPO in Barbados, tied by "Barbados / GPO" cds (Feb 2) in black, with manuscript "½ d." in black ink on the bisect. A most appealing and very rare cover Gi = £ 2'250.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 3710 Bermuda

    1873: De La Rue Die Proof for the 3 d. value, stamp size, printed in black on glazed white card, some minor peripheral aging but of great rarity with just five examples recorded.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, May 1948; Collection George Ulrich, Bridger & Kay, Guernsey, 26-28 June 1978, ex lot 117; Collection R.W. Dickgiesser, Cherrystone, 26 Oct 1999, ex lot 29. rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3711 Bermuda

    1872/73: 3 d. orange, an Imperforate Plate Proof block of four, marginal from left of sheet on surface glazed medium paper, overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D7), fresh and very fine. It is believed a pane or sheet of this imperforate was produced especially for the 1872 South Kensington Exhibition. A fresh and very fine multiple.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 29 Feb 1948; Collection R.W. Dickgiesser, Cherrystone, 26 Oct 1999, ex lot 29.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 3724 Bermuda

    1880 (March 25): ½ d. stone, wmk. Crown CC, a used example, variety "Watermark Inverted", lightly cancelled in black. Scarce Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
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    Lot# : 3725 Bermuda

    1885: Postal stationery formular card franked by 1880 ½ d. stone and 1883  1 d. dull rose, used to Worthing tied INLAND ISLAND / BERMUDA / 3 duplex in black (April 1, 1885) - the error for Ireland Island. Reverse with mirrored or coded message which this describer cannot decipher.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3735 Bermuda

    1910/25: Caravel ½ d. green, a used example with variety "Watermark Reversed", lightly cancelled in black. Minor corner bend, a fine appearing example of a very rare stamp Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3744 Bermuda

    1918/22: 5 s. green & carmine-red on pale yellow, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 475.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3747 Bermuda

    1920: De La Rue Die Proof for the Tercentenary issue ½ d., Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / STRIKING in black and dated "9/10/20" in ink at lower right, fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection R.W. Dickgiesser, Cherrystone, New York, 22 Oct 1999, ex lot 97.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3748 Bermuda

    1920: De La Rue Die Proof for the Tercentenary issue 1 d., Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / STRIKING in black and dated "9/9/20" in ink at lower right, fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection R.W. Dickgiesser, Cherrystone, New York, 22 Oct 1999, ex lot 97.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3749 Bermuda

    1920: De La Rue Die Proof for the Tercentenary issue 6 d., Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / STRIKING and dated "9/10/20" in ink at lower right, fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection R.W. Dickgiesser, Cherrystone, New York, 22 Oct 1999, ex lot 97.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3751 Bermuda

    1920/21: Tercentenary set of nine values unused, fresh and fine, all overprinted SPECIMEN reading up in black (in red on the 4 d. value), large part og. Gi = £ 375.rn 
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
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    Lot# : 3755 Bermuda

    1924/32: Keyplate 2 s. purple & bright blue on pale blue, an unused example of good colour, Row 2, stamp 12 (position 24) showing variety "Broken Crown and Scroll", fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 3762 Bermuda

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee, 1 d., 1½ d. and 2½ d. values, unused examples, each showing "Bird by Turret" variety Plate 7, Row 1, stamp 5), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 675.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3763 Bermuda

    1936: Pictorial Issue, the set of nine values unused, all perforated with hooded SPECIMEN, fresh and very fine with four being corner marginal examples and rare thus, large part og. Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
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    Lot# : 3765 Bermuda

    1938/53: 2 s. deep purple & ultramarine on grey-blue chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, line perf. 14¼, an unused example, Row 5, stamp 11 (position 59) with variety "Broken Top Right Scroll", fine and fresh, characteristic streaky gum, large part og. Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 3766 Bermuda

    1938/53: 2 s. purple & deep blue on pale blue ordinary paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example from the top left corner of the sheet, 6th printing, showing variety "Shading Omitted from Top Right Scroll", fresh and fine, mounted in margin only, stamp unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 3767 Bermuda

    1938/53: 2 s. purple & deep blue on pale blue ordinary paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example, marginal from lower right corner of the sheet, Row 5, stamp 12 (position 60) showing variety "Broken lower right Scroll", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3768 Bermuda

    1938/53: 2 s. 6 d. black & red on grey-blue chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, line perf. 14¼, an unused example, fresh and very fine, characteristic streaky gum, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3769 Bermuda

    1938/53: 2 s. 6 d. black & red on grey-blue chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, line perf. 14¼, an unused example, position 59 (Row 5, stamp 11) showing "Broken Top Right Scroll", fresh and very fine, characteristic streaky gum, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3770 Bermuda

    1938/53: 2 s. 6 d. black & red on pale blue ordinary paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, comb perf. 14, an unused example, 5th printing, position 60 (Row 5, stamp 12) showing "Broken Lower Right Scroll", fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3773 Bermuda

    1938/53: 5 s. dull yellow-green & red on yellow chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, line perf. 14¼, an unused horizontal pair, corner marginal from lower right of sheet, positions 59-60 (Row 5, stamps 11 and 12) showing variety on first stamp "Broken Top Right Scroll" and on second stamp "Broken Lower Right Scroll", fresh and very fine, characteristic streaky gum, large part og. Rare and fine positional piece Gi = £ 2'600+.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3775 Bermuda

    1938/53: 10 s. yellow-green & carmine on green ordinary paper, wmk. Multiple Script CA, line perf. 14¼, an unused example, marginal from base of sheet showing Plate Number "1" in margin, 3rd printing, position 59 (Row 5, stamp 11) showing variety "Broken Top Right Scroll", fresh colour and fine, characteristically streaky gum, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3780 Bermuda

    1938/53: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, comb perf. 14, an unused example of rich colour, Row 1, stamp 2 showing variety "ER of BERMUDA Joined", fresh and fine, part og. A fine and scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3782 Bermuda

    1938/53: £ 1 violet & black on scarlet, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, perf. 13, an unused example of fine colour, Row 1, stamp 11, showing variety "Damaged Left Value Tablet", fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3825 British Guyana

    1876: De La Rue 12 c. pale violet, an imperforate Imprimatur on watermarked Crown CC paper, with large part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 3836 British Guyana

    1898 (July 18): Queen Victoria Jubilee Issue 2 c. brown & indigo, Kaieteur Falls, a fine unused example with variety "Watermark Crown CC Inverted", with slight patch of blue ink from the sheet stored below on superb large part og.Scarce Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3841 British Guyana

    1930: First Flight cover sent registered from Georgetown to Buenos Aires, Argentina, franked by 1921/27 2 c. bright violet, 6 c. bright blue and 48 c. black & purple tied by "Air Mail GPO / British Guiana" datestamps (March 12), reverse with Buenos Aires arrival cds (March 22). Some small faults but rare with just 44 covers flown (Muller 19).
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 3869 British Honduras

    Surcharged in London 1888/91: 2 c. on 1 d. carmine used on covers (4), two are addressed to W.G. Aikman with 2 c. carmine and diagonally bisected examples used within Belize (May 1891), a third on local wrapper addressed to Aikman with diagonal bisect only, the fourth less obviously philatelic with a single 2 c. on 1 d. vertically bisected and tied by "O" obliterator used on wrapper to Corozal Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 3878 British Honduras

    1904/07: Edward VII, definitive set of nine values unused, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, fresh colours, superb large part og. An elusive and rare set Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 275 CHF
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    Lot# : 3880 British Honduras

    1913/21: George V, definitive set of ten values unused to $ 5 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, including all the additional 'a' number shades (17 stamps), fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 3881 British Honduras

    1917/18: War Tax 3 c. orange, an unused example overprinted WAR in black, variety "Overprint Double", fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce, just one pane of sixty subjects printed with this error Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 3883 British Honduras

    1922/33: Definitive set of thirteen values from 12 c. to $ 5 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused complete set all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red (25 c.) or perforated with hooded SPECIMEN (1 c., 3 c. and 4 c.), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3899 Virgin Islands

    1887/89: De La Rue Plate Proof for the 4 d. value, Imperforate on unwatermarked wove paper, printed in deep red, an upper left corner block of six (2 x 3) with large margins all round and of lovely colour, minor unobtrusive bends in margin only, fresh and very fine, without gum. Rare.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 6-7 July 2005, lot 2077.
    Starting bid : 450 CHF
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    Lot# : 3909 Virgin Islands

    1922/28: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the completed design less the Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card. Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 220 CHF
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    Lot# : 3910 Virgin Islands

    1922/28: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 5 s.. Duty Plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / STRIKING in black, dated in pencil '4/4/22' at lower right. Fresh and fine.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
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    Lot# : 3911 Virgin Islands

    1922/28: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 2½ d. Duty Plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / STRIKING in black, dated in pencil '1/3/22' at lower right. Fresh and fine.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
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    Lot# : 3912 Virgin Islands

    1922/28: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 6 d. Duty Plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / STRIKING in black, dated in pencil '9/3/22' at lower right. Fresh and fine.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
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    Lot# : 3926 Cayman Islands

    1932: Centenary Issue, a glorious hand-painted Essay for the proposed 1 s. value, with central vignette showing King William IV and George V, dated at base 1832-1932, frame painted in shades of green and deep green (Duty Plates and POSTAGE & REVENUE) central vignette in shades of violet and purple, with lettering picked out in Chinese white; in sunken card handstamped "DE LA RUE & Co. LTD. / 110 BUNHILL ROW, E.C. / LONDON" in blue. Manuscript '23.5.32' at top right and 'Jamaica 7343' file number at base. Unique and absolutely beautiful - somewhat astonishingly, the contract went to Waterlow.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 15 Feb 1979, lot 424.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3934 Dominica

    First Issue 1874 (May 4): 1 d. lilac, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused horizontal pair, slightly ragged perfs. as usual but of vibrant fresh colour, superb large part og. Multiples of this issue are very scarce Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3942 Dominica

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    Second Issue, perforated 14 1877/9: 4 d. blue, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example (Row 10, stamp 6), showing variety "Malformed CE of PENCE", fresh and fine, large part og. An extremely rare stamp unused. Cert. BPA (1978) Gi = £ 1'600.rnProvenance: Collection "Beaver Creek", Phillips, London, 17 Nov 1988, lot 39; Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1995, lot 565.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 3974 Dominica

    1951 (Oct 15): New constitution 5 c. black & carmine, an unused example corner block of six (3 x 2) with imprint, with variety "JA" for "CA" error of watermark in margin, fresh and fine, light pencil mark on reverse on large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3982 Grenada

    First Issue, No Watermark 1861 (June 3): 6 d. lake-red, no wmk., perforated 11¼, an unused example on horizontally laid paper, marginal from right of sheet, probably from the perforation Trials undertaken by Perkins Bacon, fresh vibrant colour, miniscule hinge thin, part og. A delightful and rare stamp Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3992 Grenada

    1878 (Aug): 1 d. green, wmk. Small Star sideways, Intermediate perf. 15, an unused example of lovely colour and near perfect centering, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare thus Gi = £ 250.rnProvenance: SG, London, 11-13 Oct 1978, lot 395.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3998 Grenada

    Type 7 Surcharge 1881 (April): ½ d. deep mauve, wmk. Large Star sideways, an unused example (Row 9, stamp 4), variety "OSTAGE for POSTAGE", some minor blunted perfs. at top, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 190.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
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    Lot# : 4028 Grenada

    1908/11: De la Rue Colour Trial for the 5 s. value, imperforate on wmk. Multiple Crown CA smooth surfaced paper, printed in pale blue-green & purple, without gum. Rare and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 4031 Grenada

    1921/31: De La Rue Die Proof for George V Duty Plate "2/6 d." and GRENADA country legend only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING at right and dated '9/1/29' in pencil. Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 4032 Grenada

    1935: Silver Jubilee, De La Rue Master Die Proof on India paper, printed in black and applied to thick card (45 x 35 mm.) with country name and frame only, without vignette and Duty Plate, with manuscript Printer's Die numbers in ink above. A wonderful Proof of great rarity.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4033 Grenada

    1938/50: 10 s. slate-blue & bright carmine (narrow frames), the 1943 printing, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused block of four, marginal from left of sheet, fresh and very fine, browned large part og., lower stamps unmounted og. A rare multiple Gi = £ 900+.rnProvenance: Bridger & Kay, London, 22-23 Sept 1980, lot 1093.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 4060 Jamaica

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    Watermark Crown CA 1883/97: 4 d. red-orange, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four of fine rich true colour, fresh and fine but for unobtrusive diagonal bend on one stamp not affecting the delightful appearance, one tiny gum skip on large part og. An extremely scarce stamp in an unused multiple. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
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    Lot# : 4061 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CA 1883/97: 1 s. brown, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of rich colour, variety "$ for S in SHILLING", fresh and very fine, large part og. Superb and rare Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 4063 Jamaica

    1890 (June 4): Provisional 2½ d. on 4 d. red-brown, an unused example showing variety "Double Surcharge", fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 4074 Jamaica

    1912/20: De La Rue Die Proofs (8) in black on glazed white card, stamp size on three pieces from the De La Rue day-book, all deleted in red ink with 1½ d. single example, 1 s. value on piece dated "May 22, 120 leads + 2 extra" with further mss. "July 2nd 1912", and large piece with 1 d., 2½ d., 4 d., 6 d., 2 s. and 5 s Proofs with much manuscript including dates between "June 14th 1912" and "Oct 7th 1912" again annotated with manuscript "120 leads + 2 extra". Superb examples of the working Dies, ex the archives and unique.rnProvenance: Collection Joseph M. Mahfood, Spink-Shreves, 28 Jan 2011, lot 1190.
    Starting bid : 1,750 CHF
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    Lot# : 4080 Jamaica

    1916 (Sept-Dec): WAR / STAMP. 3 d. purple on lemon, an unused example, centred slightly to top, showing variety "Overprint Inverted", fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 4083 Jamaica

    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on ½ d. blue-green, an unused example, marginal from top of sheet with Plate 1 in margin, variety "Overprinted on Reverse only", diagonal corner crease otherwise fresh and of fine appearance, unmounted og. Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 4085 Jamaica

    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on 1½ d. orange, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp (Row 7, stamp 6) showing variety "Stop Inserted and "P" Impressed a Second Time", fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 4098 Jamaica

    1929/32: Definitive 1 d. scarlet, an imperforate Imprimatur on piece from the De La Rue records, with manuscript below "Approved for colour" and signed off "14/12/28". Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4339. Unique and splendid.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 2-3 Dec 1976, ex lot 617.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4099 Jamaica

    1929/32: Definitive 1½ d. chocolate, an imperforate Imprimatur on piece from the De La Rue records, with manuscript below "Approved for colour" and signed off "19/11/28". Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4339. Unique and splendid.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 2-3 Dec 1976, ex lot 617.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4106 Leeward Islands

    1890 (Oct 31): 1 d. dull mauve & rose, an unused example showing the spectacular 3 mm. shift of both LEEWARD ISLANDS and the 1 d. Duty Plate upwards and to the right, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. When one considers how many sheets of stamps that De La Rue printed, it is extraordinary how few major varieties such as this ever occurred. A fine and rare stamp: since 1911 just 28 examples have been recorded of this variety.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4108 Leeward Islands

    1890 (Oct 31): 2½ d. dull mauve & blue, wmk. Crown CA, a used example with variety "Watermark Inverted", neatly cancelled by 'Antigua' cds (Sept 4, 1895) in black. Scarce Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 90 CHF
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    Lot# : 4112 Leeward Islands

    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee set of eight values with handstamped overprints in black unused, of fresh colours and large part og. A rare set Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 4113 Leeward Islands

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    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee ½ d. dull mauve & green, an unused example of good colour, variety "Handstamped Overprint Double", fresh and fine, large part og. Cert. RPSL (1967) Gi = £ 1'200.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1995, lot 709.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4114 Leeward Islands

    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee ½ d. dull mauve & green, a single example used on 1897 local cover tied by "A09" obliterator with 'Nevis' cds alongside (July 28) in black. Some spotting but scarce, used in first week of issue.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 4116 Leeward Islands

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    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee 1 d. dull mauve & rose, a single example used on 1897 cover tied by "A09" Nevis obliterator with 'Nevis' cds (July 27) alongside. Some minor aging but a very scarce usage within the first week of issue. Cert. RPSL (1970).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 4120 Leeward Islands

    1902: 2½ d. dull purple & ultramarine, wmk. Crown CA, an unused and used example (Row 6, stamp 1), each showing variety "Wide "A" in LEEWARD", with normal unused example for comparison, fresh and fine, large part og., the used example cds used in Antigua (Oct 1902). Scarce Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 4125 Leeward Islands

    1921/32: Piece from the De La Rue day-book with stamp size cut down Proofs in black on glazed white card for the Country legend and Duty Plates only showing 4 d., 5 d., 2 s., 3 s. and 4 s. values, dated between Feb 23rd and March 7th (1922) in manuscript above each Proof, instructions showing "120.6 Leads", crossed through in red ink as invoiced "21st March 22". Unique and most attractive.rnProvenance: Collection J.A.C. Farmer, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 739.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 4137 Leeward Islands

    1938/51: 5 s. green & red on yellow, an unused example from the 1st Printing, showing variety "Damaged Value Tablet" with broken "E" in FIVE (Left pane, Row 3, stamp 5) fresh and very fine, large part og. Retouched after the first printing, a very rare and dramatic variety Gi = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4138 Leeward Islands

    1938/51: 5 s. green & red on yellow ordinary paper, an unused example showing variety "Broken "A" in LEEWARD" (Left pane, Row 6, stamp 4), fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce and unusual variety Gi = unlisted.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 4144 Leeward Islands

    1938/51: £ 1 violet & black on scarlet, perf. 13, an unused block of four, marginal from top of sheet, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, variety "Watermark Sidewways" of vivid colour and superb appearance, mounted in margin only, stamps full unmounted og. Extremely rare, the watermark error only occurred on one sheet of sixty and probably now the largest extant multiple Gi = £ 26'000+.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 4152 Montserrat

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    Stamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 1 d. red, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a vertically bisected example (½d.) and 6 d. green, a vertically trisected example (2d.) used on 1884 cover to C.R. Lauder in Roseau, Dominica and paying the 2½ d. rate, lightly tied by "A08" obliterator and 'Montserrat' cds with further 'Montserrat' cds at left (Feb 26) in black, reverse with 'Dominica' cds of receipt (Feb 27). Mentioned by Robson Lowe in the Encyclopaedia on page 85. The envelope trimmed at left but an entirely unique and extraordinary usage. Certs. BPA (1955), Philatelic Foundation (1983), Friedl (1983).
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 4157 Montserrat

    Stamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of four, of superb deep colour with usual minor gum bends of absolutely no significance, large part og. with the lower pair superb og. A very rare stamp, believed to have been just one sheet printed, possibly as a Colour Trial (see Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia page 85) and abandoned due to the 'Montserrat' not being clearly seen on the blue-green background. Exceptional with just three multiples recorded Gi = £ 5'200+.rnProvenance: Collection C.G. Alterskye; Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 6 Sept 1983, lot 440.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4160 Montserrat

    1880 (Jan): 2½ d. blue, wmk. Crown CC, an unused block of four of good colour, fresh and fine, hinge remnants, part or large part og. A very rare stamp in a multiple, only 1'860 stamps printed Gi = £ 600+.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 6 Sept 1983, lot 452.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 4173 Montserrat

    1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 6 d. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '9 APR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1437.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 4174 Montserrat

    1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only with 1 s. Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black and dated '15 APR. 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1440.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 4176 Montserrat

    1903: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 'Device of the Colony' issue, Frame only for the 5 s. value with Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card. Rare and very fine.rnProvenance: RL, Bermuda, 27 Jan 1978, lot 1382; Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1445.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 4177 Montserrat

    1903 (Aug): Device of the Colony issue, the unused set of ten values, wmk. Crown CA (5 s. wmk. Crown CC), fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 4178 Montserrat

    1908/14: Device of the Colony third issue, the unused set of ten values, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Types D7 and D7a on the 5 s. value), together with additional 3 d. value (white back) SPECIMEN, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 305+.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
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    Lot# : 4179 Montserrat

    1916: De La Rue Master Die Proof in black without Country legend and Duty Plate, uncleared surrounds and without shading behind "Postage & Revenue", printed in black on glazed white card. Some overall soiling but an extremely rare and early pull from the Plate.rnProvenance: Collection C. Barwick, Harmers, London, 16 Dec 1997, lot 1454.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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