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  • Lot# : 142 Great Britain

    A.D.1340: Vellum manuscript written in Latin by neat hand with two seal-tags (one seal lost), written in the 13th year of reign of King Edward III, refering to a sub-letting of land in '(Sutton) Bonyngton" in Notts. Minor wear and slight dusting with original grey-white wax pendant seal (some faults) attached at foot. Very early item.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 143 Great Britain

    A.D.1370: Vellum manuscript written in Latin by neat hand with three seal-tags (seals lost), written in the 43rd year of reign of King Edward III, refering to a sub-letting of land in 'Kinston (on Soar)" in Notts. Minor wear and light toning, but an early document of late medieval period with transcript enclosed.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 144 Great Britain

    1810 (Oct 20): Entire letter from Guernsey to London struck on despatch with GUERNSEY. Scroll handstamp in black, with London arrival (Nov 2) in red on reverse and charged 1 s. to pay in manuscript. A splendid strike of a scarce marking, superb.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 145 Great Britain

    1d. Mulready envelope, stereo A179, a very fine used example to Earlston near Melrose, cancelled by black Maltese Cross, with framed PORTOBELLO datestamp (Sept 25,1841) at left and arrival on reverse Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 146 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate IV, lettered JL, a very fine used example with large margins all round, crisply cancelled by Maltese Cross. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 147 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered FA, used example with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red leaving the profile clear. A fine and most attractive stamp. Signed Ferchenbauer Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 148 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, a defective example used on 1840 cover front to Madeira endorsed 'by First Packet via London', tied by red Maltese Cross with 'Wolverhampton' despatch cds (Dec 15) in red at left. Prepaid 1/10d. in manuscript with confirming London tombstone datestamp (Dec 16) in red and manuscript '160' (reis) due upon delivery. Despite faults, a rare item with just three 1 d. black covers known to Madeira, all three with the adhesives somewhat faulty.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 149 Great Britain

    1 d. black, plate 3, lettered DK, a fine four margin example, used on 1840 entire letter to Coventry cancelled by red Maltese Cross with two line italic 'Appleby Leicester / Penny Post' at left in black and Atherstone cds in red (July 28). A fine and most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 150 Great Britain

    1840: 121 d. black, pl. 6, lettered QK, a fine example with large margins all round, tied to 1841 entire letter by red Maltese Cross. Reverse with Lancaster cds of despatch (Jan 27) in red. File fold well away from the adhesive, an attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 151 Great Britain

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    1841: 1 d. red-brown, lettered MI, used with an extraordinary irregular block of twelve 1841 2 d. blue, plate 3, lettered AE-AL / BI-BL, all tied to 1843 cover from Dromore, Ireland addressed to General O'Donnell, lately appointed Caprtain General of Cuba, tied by Maltese Crosses in black. Reverse with DROMORE cds in green (Oct 12), Dublin transit in red and London cds in red (Oct 14). Stamp AE defective and two further 1 d. or single 2 d. stamps missing from the cover (rate to Cuba was 2/3d.) and the letter-sheet somewhat cracked due to tropicalisation but an extraordinary franking to a very rare destination. Cert. Holcombe (1994).rnrnNote: O'Donnell was sent to Cuba as Captain General during October 1843. He is credited with the massacre of 1844 known as the repression of La Escalera. Thousands of slaves and free-coloured people in Cuba were confined in dungeons, were tortured and executed in what became known as the 'year of the lash'.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 152 Great Britain

    1854: 1 d. red brown on blueish, Small Crown watermark, good perfs, tied by "WARRINGTON JY 31 1855" duplex postmark with '847' numeral to cover to Shanghai with manuscript "11d paid" and "via Marseilles" alongside, reverse with Hong Kong transit cds (24 SE 1855). 11 d. was the correct rate for this item for ¼ oz. via France, it was paid part in cash (10 d.) and part with a stamp (1 d.). A highly unusual combination, this ‘combined prepayment’ was possible only until August 1855. Some edge wear does not detract from the rarity of this cover.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 153 Great Britain

    Channel Islands / France 1855: 1 d. red, Die II, wmk, Small Crown, perf. 14; a superb used horizontal strip of four, lettered NG-NJ, beautifully cancelled by petit chiffres '3176' of Saint Malo.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 154 Great Britain

    1857: 1 d. pale rose, large Crown watermark, good perfs, tied by '51' numeral in barred oval to cover to Moscow with manuscript "11½", "LONDON JA 23 61" despatch cds, P in oval, "7½" (d.) accountancy and "AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN FRANCO 29 1" cds, all in red alongside, reverse with Prussian accountancy "f3" (sgr.). 11½ d. was the correct rate for this item up to ¼ oz. in the rate of August 1852 via Belgium and Prussia (4 d. for Prussia and half Belgium transit and 3 ½ d. foreign postage), which were paid in cash while a late fee had to be paid with a stamp since November 1858 (Moubray p. 31). A fine and desirable cover showing combined prepayment. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 155 Great Britain

    1857: 1 d. red star, perf. 14, used example on attractive embossed filigree Valentine's envlope addressed to Egglescliffe Rectory in a young hand, tied by '926' obliterator of Yarm, Yorkshire with Yarm cds of despatch on reverse (Feb 11).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 156 Great Britain

    1872: 'The Derby Postman' printed envelope by Bemrose of Derby, franked by 1858 1 d. red pl. 103 tied by '050' obliterator of Bampton, Oxfordshire and mailed to Farringdon, Berkshire with arrival (June 15) on reverse. A rare and charming cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 157 Great Britain

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    Starting bid : Bid
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 158 Great Britain

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    1847/54: Embossed 10 d. brown, a fine used example with portions of adjoining stamps on two sides, used on small piece cancelled by obliterator and framed "Aus England / per Aachen franco' handstamp (Van Der Linden fig. 253) in red. A charming piece. Signed Ferchenbauer (1986) Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 159 Great Britain

    1857: 4 d. carmine, Large Garter watermark, tied by '30' numeral in barred oval to lettersheet to Madrid with PP in circle in red, French entry cds "ANGL. 29 NOV 57 AMB CALAIS C" in black and Spanish "4 R." postage due in blue alongside, reverse with London despatch cds in blue, Paris transit and Madrid arrival cds's (3 DIC 57). Some nibbed perfs, a fresh part paid cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 160 Great Britain

    1856: 1 s. green, Emblems watermark, fresh colour and good perf, tied by "BRIGHTON DE 19 61" spoon datestamp with '132' in barred oval to entire to Canton, China with manuscript "Via Southampton" and large "1d" credit mark in red alongside, reverse with London and Hong Kong transit cds’s (FE 15 62). A very fine cover. 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 161 Great Britain

    1865: 3 d. rose and 6 d. lilac, tied by LONDON E.C. / 71 duplexes (Feb 14, 1870) to outer letter sheet with 'PD' in oval circle and FRANCO in red, as well as Prussian transit "AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN / FRANCO 15 2" in blue alongside, St Petersburg 7th Expeditiya transit cds (Feb 7, julian) on reverse and Narva, Estonia arrival cds (Feb 8) on front. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 162 Great Britain

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    1867/83: £ 5 orange on white paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered BE, an unused example of excellent colour, heavy hinge remnant on large part og. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 14'500.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 163 Great Britain

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    1883: 2s.6d. lilac on blueish, watermark 'Large Anchor', a fresh example in unused condition with light hinge trace. Three nibbed perfs, cert. Sorani (1996) Gi = £ 6'750.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 164 Great Britain

    1881: 5 d. indigo, a superb used example on 1883 cover to Japan tied by bold 'West Pier B.O. / Brighton / 132' duplex in black. Reverse with 'Yokohama' cds of receipt (Feb 12). A charming cover to a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 165 Great Britain

    1902: De La Rue £ 1 dull blue-green, a used vertical pair, of good colour, each stamp neatly cancelled by GUERNSEY cds (July 3, 1911) in black. Minor internal bend on upper stamp not affecting the fine appearance of a scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 166 Great Britain

    1936 (Sept. 29): Crash of Imperial Airways airplane 'Athena' at Delhi, two covers from England, one (burnt at top) to New Zealand showing 'received in damaged condition at Auckland' in slightly faded red colour as usual, other to Sydney Australia showing two line handstamp 'Salvaged from Airliner ATHENA' in black Nierinck 36029 b+c = CHF 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 167 Great Britain

    1937 (Dec. 5): Crash of Imperial Airways flying boat 'Cygnus' at Brindisi, group of ten envelopes, stamps floated off, showing diff. special cachets, including mail from India to England of which one with meter mark of "Calcutta 30.XI.37", three items from Egypt, one showing imprint of 'TURF CLUB CAIRO' on back flap together with registered usage with floated off stamps mounted back, one usage from Palestine as well as large sized envelope from Australia to New York Nierinck 371205 a+b+c+d.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 168 Great Britain

    1953/54: Group of three B.O.A.C crash covers, incl. airmail envelope from "Hong Kong 30 Apr. 53" to London showing 'SALVAGED MAIL "Comet" Crash Near Calcutta 2nd May 1953' in violet together with as second 'Comet' crash cover from Singapore to England showing 'DAMAGED BY SEAWATER COMET MAIL' of crash on Elba Island Italy (10 01.54) as well as burnt and slightly reduced envelope from London to Trinidad Brit. West Indies, crashed at Prestwick 25.12.54. Fine Nierinck 530502+540110+541225.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 169 Great Britain

    1968 (April 8): B.O.A.C. crash at London Heathrow,  wreck cover, burnt at right and on top, addressed to Sydney NSW with Birthday Card included and official apology letter of Postmaster General's Department of GPO Sydney, signed by the Director of Posts and Telegraphs Nieriinck 680408 g.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 170 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1862 (July 16): Entire letter from St. Thomas to Kingston, Jamaica struck with fine "Crown / PAID / AT ST. THOMAS" in red, reverse with double arc ST. THOMAS despatch cds in black (July 16). Rated '4' (pence) prepaid for 'Inter-Island' rate and obverse with 'Kingston - Jamaica' cds in black (July 20). Superb and scarce entire Gi CC1 = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 171 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1852 (Nov 30): Cover from Vera Cruz to Tampico with circular 'Franqueado en Vera Cruz' cds (Nov 30) of the Mexican Post Office, transferred to British P.O. with double arc "Vera Cruz" cds on reverse (Nov 30) in black; prepaid 1 shilling in red crayon manuscript and struck with superb "Crown / PAID / AT / VERA-CRUZ" in black. Some acid ink but rare so fine. Signed Todd AIEP Gi CC3 = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 172 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1856 (Oct 11): Entire letter from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to New York, struck on despatch with double arc cds on reverse, prepaid 1 shilling in red manuscript and struck with "Crown / PAID / AT / SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" in black. Mailed via St. Thomas with British P.O. cds in black (Oct 15) with 'Steamship /10' applied upon arrival in New York, with internal docketing of receipt (Oct 29). Scarce Gi CC1 = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 173 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1855/57: 1 d. red, Die II, six examples used on piece, lettered QD, QF, AF-AG, BF-BG, all cancelled by four bold strikes of the rare "A88" P&O Line Mailboat obliterator in black, attributed by Brummel to "Gulf of Pe-chi-li, China Station", the 6 d. franking would have been the correct amount for an Officer's Letter; some peripheral toning but of great scarcity; also a toned pair of 1858 2 d. blue pl. 7, lettered QH-QI with central strike of the "A88" obliterator.rnrnNote: See the Spink "Mailboats" sale of March 7, 2007 (lots 1055-1065) ex the Hugh Wood collection for further examples of this cancellation used on covers, most of which unfortunately add no further insight as to where they were originally posted.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 174 Great Britain

    Used Abroad 1855/57: 1 d. red, Die II, lettered FG-FL, a horizontal strip of six, used on small piece with six fair to fine strikes of the "A98" Mailboat obliterator cancellation struck in black. Attributed by Kay Horowicz to the Cunard Line, Atlantic Naval Station, Nova Scotia, a similar strip was in the Hugh Wood collection, see the Spink "Mailboats" sale of March 7, 2007 (lot 1158). Imperfections but scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 420+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 175 Great Britain

    1840/1949: Collection some hundred used stamps incl. three Penny Blacks and three Two Pence blue (two certs Pröschold), later issues with some plating ot the One Penny red perf., four embossed values (one cut to shape). QV with some high values up to £ 1.-, various officials, few Seahorses (no £ 1.- green) and some duplicats, in addition a broad selection of Colonial small values througout the British Empire, good to mixed condition and housed in one album and three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 176 Great Britain

    1841/2002: Collection several hundred stamps used/unused or in the modern part after 1960 in mint condition, incl. some better sets and values but all the top items missing, incl. booklet panes and compl. booklets, postage dues, souvenir sheets, some regional issues and plenty of valid postage, good condition and housed in two albums, in addition a small collection with surcharged and regular issues from Kuwait on album pages, the whole arranged in a box.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 177 Great Britain

    1840/1960ca.: Collection with better sets and values predominantly used, incl. GB 1883/84 10 S. ultramarine and 1888 £1  brown-lilac, together with seven volume collection of British Colonies from Aden to Zululand, mainly part sets from 1900 onwards with some blocks of four and a few higher values up to 10 Shilling.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 178 Great Britain

    1840/1913: Interesting old-time Collection with hundreds primarily used stamps in mixed condition incl. Penny Black (3) and 2 d. blue, 1847/54 embossed definitives with 6 d. and 10 d. cut square, 1867 5 s. rose (2), 1872 6 d. grey unused, 1875 2½ d. unused, 1888 £1 brown-violet and £1 green, 1902 £1 green, in addition Official stamps and Offices in the Levant.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 179 Great Britain

    1863/80: Group four Reconstructed plates incl. 1863 4 d. pale or bright red with Small white corner letters and hair lines (SG 81/82), 1865 4 d. vermillion with Large white corner letters (SG 93), 1867 3 d. rose plate 6 with Large white corner letters (SG 102/103), all partially with wing margins, and 1880 2½ d. blue plate 22 (SG 157), all four in compl. plate with 12 x 20 stamps. rnGi = £ 78'000+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 180 Great Britain

    1887: "Before And After The Stamp Committee" leather bound, gold-tooled Volume presented to members of the Committee, with first page headed "Series Superseded by the Issue of April, 1884' with the following stamps inset in card pages: 1880 2½ d. blue pl. 22, 3 d. deep rose plate 21, 4 d. grey-brown plate 18 and 6 d. grey pl. 18; 1880/81 ½ d. deep green, 1½ d. Venetian red, 2 d. rose and 5 d. indigo; 1881 1 d. lilac Die II,together with the Abnormals: 9 d. straw plate 5 lettered KC (Spec. Gi K95 = £ 20'000) and Colour Trial 1 s. plate 14 printed in purple lettered DB (Spec Gi = £ 8'250) this last with tiny tone spots on three perfs., second page headed "Series Issued April 1884" with ½ d. slate, 1 d. lilac Die II, 1½ d. lilac - 1 s. green set complete all of superb colour but some toning on 1 s.; page three with list of names from the Committee from Postmaster General Henry Raikes to the inscription for Warren De La Rue; fourth page with "Series Determined upon by the Stamp Committee and issued January, 1887" with Jubilee ½ d. vermilion, 1 d. lilac Die II, 1½ d., 2 d., 2½ d., 3 d., 4 d. 5 d. Die I, 6 d., 9 d. and 1 s. green. Other than the two stamps affected by age spots, the book is in fine condition but for slight scuffing at upper left of outer cover. A great rarity.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 12 March 1991, lot 394.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 181 Great Britain

    1873 SPECIMENS OF STAMPS MANUFACTURED BY THOS. DE LA RUE & Co., LONDON, the stunning and spectacular volume in tooled red leather with brown, green, blue and gold tooling, endorsed in manuscript on fly-leaf "To Mr. Chazal, with the compliments of the manufacturers, June 21st '73" in ink, with the first page headed ENGLISH / Postage and showing 1867/73 3 d. rose pl. 10, 4 d. vermilion pl. 13, 6 d. grey pl. 12, 9 d. straw pl. 4, 10 d. red-brown pl. 1, 1 s. green pl. 7, 2 s. blue pl. 1 and 5 s. rose pl. 1 wmk. Maltese Cross; headed "Receipt" with Inland Revenue 1 d. lilac, 3 d. lilac and 6 d. lilac; Foreign Bill 1 d. lilac, 1 s. green and £ 1 deep lilac; Chancery Court 3 d. lilac on blued, Chancery Fee Fund - Ireland £ 2 lilac, Common Law Court 1 d., 6 d., 1 s., 2 s., 5 s., 10 s. and £ 1 deep lilac; Admiralty Court 1 s. lilac; Admiralty Court-Ireland 6 d. pale blue & lilac; Probate Court Fee 3 d. blue; Matrimonial Cause Fee 6 d. blue; Companies Registration 4 d., 6 d., 1 s., 5 s. and £ 1 lilac; Petty Sessions-Ireland 6 d. green; Dog License-Ireland 2 s. mauve; Unappropriated 1 d. lilac, 1 s. green and £ 1 lilac; Appropriated 1 d. lilac, 1 s. green and £ 1 lilac; all these overprinted CANCELLED (Type 14A) in black; thereafter with Postal Stationery ½ d. card, 1 d. pink env. and ½ d. green wrapper; followed by INDIA Postage 8 p. mauve, ½ a. blue, 4 a. green and 6 a. 8 p. slate; Official ½ a. blue, 1 a. brown, 2 a. orange, 4 a. green, 6 a. 8 p. slate and 8 a. carmine optd. 'Service' and SPECIMEN (Type D10) in black; India Receipt ½ a. and 1 a. lilac; Revenue 1 a. mauve, Customs 1 a. bright blue; Share Transfer 1 a. lilac & red and 1 r. lilac & red; Court Fee 2 a. orange, 1 r. blue-green and 10 r. blue-green; Foreign Bill values (15) from 2 annas to 24 rupees printed in lilac; Telegraph values (11) from 2 a. to 28 r. green and 50 r. rose in various colours; Foreign Papers 1 a. lilac, 1 r. rose, 100 r. lilac and 1'000 r. red; High Court 1 a. lilac & red; Small Cause Court 1 a. orange-brown & black; all the India with SPECIMEN in various sizes in black; CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Postage 4 d. blue, Stamp Duty 2 d. lilac, Revenue 12 s. 6 d. and £ 2 lilac; CEYLON 1872 issue 2 c. brown, 4 c. grey, 8 c. orange, 16 c. pale violet, 24 c. green, 36 c. blue, 48 c. rose and 96 c. drab all Imperforate; Stamp Duty values (13) from 5 c. to 100 rupees perf. in various colours; Warehouse Warrant 1 s. brownish red; Receipt 5 c. lilac; 2 c. postal stationery cards perforated SPECIMEN (two); HONG KONG 1864 Postage 24 c. green, Stamp Duty Fiscal 2 c. grey, 3 c. orange, 25 c. green, 30 c. brown, 50 c. pale lilac, $ 1 blue, $ 2 olive-green, $ 3 dull violet and $ 10 rose-carmine; MAURITIUS 2 d. blue, Internal Revenue 3 d. blue, Bills of Exchange 1 d. green & violet in a strip of three, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS Postage 1867 2 c. brown, 4 c. rose, 6 c. lilac, 8 c. orange, 12 c. pale blue, 24 c. green, 30 c. claret, 32 c. pale red and 96 c. grey; Receipt 3 c. lilac; Marine Policies 24 c. blue & violet; Foreign Bill 18 c. lialc & red; Judicial 50 c. brown & violet; JAMAICA Postage 1870 ½ d. claret, 1 d. blue (imperforate), 2 d. rose, 3 d. green, 4 d. orange, 6 d. lilac and 1 s. brown this last optd. SPECIMEN in black; Receipt 1 s. rose, 5 c. lilac and 10 s. green optd SPECIMEN; BERMUDA Postage 1865 1 d. rose, 2 d. blue, 6 d. mmauve and 1 s. green; BRITISH HONDURAS Postage 1872 1 d. blue 3 d. red-brown Imperforate, 6 d. rose and 1 s. green; BAHAMAS 1863 1 s. green Imperforate; VANCOUVER ISLAND 1865 Postage 5 c. rose and 10 c. blue; BRITISH COLOMBIA 1865 Postage 3 d. blue; MALTA 1863 ½ d. orange-yellow; SIERRA LEONE 1859 6 d. dull purple and 1872 4 d. blue Imperforate; NEW SOUTH WALES 1867 4d. red-brown Imperforate, 6 d. green on glazed card paper imperforate; 10 d. lilac imperforate; Stamp Duty bicoloured values (18, all imperforate) from 4 d. to £ 1; BELGIUM Postage 1865 10 c. rose, 20 c. green, 30 c. brown-purple, 40 c. pale blue and 1 fr. brown-violet all Imperforate; PORTUGAL 'Letra de Cambio' 50 r. to 1'000 r. blue (5), 'Imposto do Sello' 20 r. to 1'000 r. lilac (5), ITALY with De La Rue 1 c.-1 lire values (8) optd. SAGGIO in black; Passport 1 l. green and 2 l. lilac optd SAGGIO; 'Marca Da Bollo' Imperforate glazed card Die Proofs in violet for 5 c., 50 c., 1 l., 1 l. 20 c., 2 l. and 4 l.; large format 'Marca Da Bollo' values (15 c. to 5 lire) in violet and 10 l. and 15 l. in lilac & red all Imperforate ootd. SAGGIO; Miscellaneous Proofs of Postal Stationery embossed cut-outs from Mauritius (5), Ceylon (3) and Uruguay (2); CEYLON glazed card Die Proofs for 8 c., 16 c., 24 c. and 96 c. in issued colours; Stamp Duty glazed white card Proofs for 10 c., 15 c., 20 c., 25 c., 1 r., 10 r. and 20 r. in colours; ITALY 1863 glazed white card Proofs for 1863 5 c. in green, 10 c. in orange, 15 c. blue, 40 c. carmine (rubbed) and 60 c. lilac; CHILE with 2 c. and 5 c. postal stationery cards perf. SPECIMEN, postal stationery envelopes 2 c., 5 c., 10 c. 20 c. and 25 c. perf. SPECIMEN. Full scans of this volume can be seen on the Corinphila website. A wonderful presentation book housed in a hand crafted wooden box probably also provided by De La Rue, safe to say that this describer has not seen another example of this volume in his 46 years in the philatelic business.rnrnNote: It is interesting that Perkins, Bacon allegedly lost their contract due to the "Cancelled" overprints on classic British Commonwealth issues provided to the Hill family, yet De La Rue managed to keep their contract whilst providing a book of this nature to a presumably valued customer.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 40,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 182 Great Britain

    1861/69: Lot three covers from London to Stockholm, San Sebastian and Naples with the postage paid in cash while all three bear Penny Red stamps to pay the late fee which had to be added since November 1858 using an adhesive stamp. A fine and fresh trio.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 183 Great Britain

    1848/1990c.: Collection of covers/cards/ephemera (150+) with 1848 cover to Canada, 1850 cover with 1841 1 d. red tied by "409" of Jersey, interesting 1887/92 Jubilee issue covers incl. 4½ d. single franking reg'd to Switzerland, 1910c. small group of items to Chinde, BCA; Army Post Office mail, Censored covers, fine selection of British Levant usages from Beirut, Constantinople, Smyrna etc. Condition varies but much of interest.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 184 Great Britain

    1881/1908: Lot nine covers sent abroad, incl. 1881 Liverpool to Teneriffe, 1890 registered stationery envelope with superb CRYSTAL PALACE WESTERN ENTRANCE to Berlin1893 registered stationery cover from DAVID PLACE JERSEY to Berlin, 1896 Swiss response postcard from Lausanne to Holland, written and signed by the famous British feminist Josephine Butler (1828-1906), 1900 cover of the sixth weight rate with add. late fee from MARK LANE via Aden SEA POST OFFICE and BOUSHIRE to Shiraz in Persia, 1903 PPC with PAQUEBOT handstamp to St. Saviours Jersey, 1904 postcard JERSEY to KOTAGIRI India, and 1908 British International Reply Coupon used at HOTEL CECIL with 1926 envelope from this hotel. A diverse and appealing selection.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 185 British Post in China

    1917: Hong Kong 1921/21 $10 purple & black, watermark Mult Crown CA, a fresh and fine example in unused condition Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 186 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1875: Great Britain 2½ d. mauve, pl. 1 on white paper, a used example on 1875 cover from Beirut to Livorno, tied by bold "G06" obliterator in black with corresponding BRITISH POST OFFICE / BEYROUT cds (Sept 9) alongside in black; prepaying the rate to Alexandria, Egypt with Italy 1874 'Estero' 40 c. carmine (Sassone 7) applied for the rate to Livorno via Brindisi where tied in transit by double ring cds (Sept 22) in black with additional strike alongside. Livorno arrival cds (Sept 24) on reverse. The cover with minor bends and a vertical break in face panel not greatly affecting the appearance of an extremely rare and attractive combination usage. Cert. Sorani (1999).
    Starting bid : 7,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 187 Bermuda

    1879: De La Rue Die Proof for ½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "14 NOV 79" in blue and endorsed BEFORE HARDENING in black. Fresh and very fine, a rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 188 Bermuda

    1879: De La Rue Die Proof for ½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, cut down to stamp size and framed by card, fresh and very fine. A rare and appealing Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Henry Tucker, Harmers, London, 17 Oct 1978, lot 232.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 529.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 189 Bermuda

    1879: De La Rue Die Proof for 4 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "15 NOV 79" in blue and endorsed BEFORE HARDENING in black. Minor soiling but a rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 190 Bermuda

    1883: De La Rue Die Proof for 2½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "12 DEC 83" in black and endorsed BEFORE HARDENING (most unusually) in red. Fresh and very fine, a rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 191 Bermuda

    1883: De La Rue Die Proof for 2½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, two cut down stamp size examples (24 x 28 mm.) for use in the Printer's record / day books, one in slightly greyer shade on more toned card. A rare pair of working Proofs.rnrnProvenance: One ex Collection Sir Henry Tucker, Harmers, New York, 24 April 1979, lot 146.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 192 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Beirut 1878: Cover at double rate from Beirut addressed to Lady Anne Blunt, Crabbet Park, Three Bridges, Sussex, endorsed 'via Brindisi', franked by Great Britain 1858/79 1 d. red pl. 137 (5, two singles and a horizontal strip of three) all tied by "G06" obliterators and by BRITISH POST OFFICE / BEYROUT cds (Aug 29) in black. Reverse with Crawley arrival cds (Sept 10). A fine and rare cover and franking - this Plate Number unrecorded by Stanley Gibbons used in Beirut.rnrnNote: Lady Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth, grand-daughter of Lord Byron, was co-founder, with her husband the poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, of the Crabbet Arabian Stud. rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 193 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Used in Constantinople 1876/76: Great Britain 2½ d. rosy-mauve, pl. 2, wmk. Anchor, lettered "LH/FL" in error, a fine used example, cancelled by "C" obliterator of Constantinople in black leaving the lettering clear. Exceptional and very rare. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi 140 = £ 2'750 / listed but unpriced used in Constantinople.rnrnNote: The Karl Louis Card Index records just three off cover used examples of this stamp used with 'C' obliterator, the Yates example (1940), the Trivett (1924) then Glassco (1969) example and the 'Besançon' example offered here. This famous error was discovered by an American collector in early 1893. He was at first disbelieved, however when A.B. Creeke examined the Plate 2 imprimatur sheet, he confirmed the existence of the flaw in October 1893.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 194 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Constantinople 1881: Great Britain 2½ d. blue, pl. 21, used example on cover with 'British Embassy, Constantinople' imprint on reverse, tied by "C" obliterator with fine BRITISH POST OFFICE / CONSTANTINOPLE cds in red alongside (June 28). The cover addressed to "His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Marlborough House, London", the future King Edward VII. Reverse with London cds of receipt (July 4). Small opening tears at top but charming and unusual.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 195 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Constantinople 1883: Great Britain 6 d. on 6 d. lilac, plate 18, a block of four, lettered HG/IH, cancelled by "C" obliterators of Constantinople in black. Tiny wrinkle on one stamp but a very scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 196 Brit. Post Turkey

    Used in Constantinople 1876: Great Britain 8 d. orange, pl. 1, lettered PD, a fine used example of rich deep colour, neatly cancelled by "C" obliterator of Constantinople in black. Scarce and most attractive stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 197 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1881: Great Britain Revenue 1 d. purple, wmk. Orb, a fine used example of good colour, cancelled by bold "C" obliterator of Constantinople. Couple of slightly nibbed perfs. but rare. Cert. BPA (1995) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 198 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 40 pa. on GB 1883 2½ d. lilac, an unused block of four, of deep fresh colour, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB 9). One or two minor age spots, fine large part or unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 199 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 40 pa. on GB 1883 2½ d. lilac, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), of fresh colour, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB 9). One or two minor age spots, two stamps at right with black surface scuffs, one or two gum bends on fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 200 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 80 pa. on GB 1883 5 d. green, an unused horizontal strip of five, lettered GB-GF, of vibrant colour, one or two gum bends on fine, large part og., with two stamps unmounted og. A scarce and extremely attractive multiple in the foremost quality Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 201 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on GB 1883 2 s. 6 d. lilac on bluish paper, lettered JF, a used example of good centering and colour, neatly cancelled by complete BRITISH POST OFFICE / CONSTANTINOPLE cds (April 1, 1886) in black. Superb and most attractive. Cert. RPSL (1978) Gi = £ 300.rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert Nelson.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 202 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac on white paper; an unused vertical pair from lower right corner of the sheet, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15), traces only of rubbing, superb unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 203 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac on white paper; an unused example overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel type GB14), fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 247.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 204 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 12 pi. on GB 2 s. 6 d. lilac on white paper, a fine unused block of four, corner marginal from right, of beautifully fresh colour, one stamp large part og., three stamps unmounted og. A charming block Gi = £ 260+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 205 Brit. Post Turkey

    Turkish Currency, First Issue 1885/1888: 40 pa. on GB 1883 2½ d. lilac, 80 pa. on 5 d. green and 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac on bluish paper; the set of three values all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), fresh and fine colours, some gum wrinkles on the top marginal 2 s. 6 d., large part og. A fine and scarce set.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 206 Brit. Post Turkey

    1885/88: 40 pa. on 2½ d. lilac and 80 pa. on 5 d. green, used on 1886 registered cover to Birmingham, each tied by oval "R" registration handstamps with 'British Post Office / Constantinople' cds alongside (Jan 16) in black. Oval 'Registered / London' transit on front and reverse with Birmingham arrival (Jan 20) in black. Correctly rated 40 pa (1 piastre) postage + 80 pa. (2 piastres) registration. A scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 207 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, unused examples (2), one overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), the other overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel type GB14), this last much the scarcer of the two, fresh and very fine, large part og., the 'Cancelled' example unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 208 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, an unused corner marginal block of thirty (6 x 5), all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), of fresh brilliant colour, superb og. with nearly all unmounted og. A delightful block and probably one of the largest multiples now extant.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 209 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, an unused example, marginal from top of sheet, variety: "Surcharge Double", one tone spot on reverse of perforation otherwise fresh and very fine, unmounted og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1972) Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 210 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 40 pa. on 2½ d., 80 pa. on 5 d. and 4 pi. on 10 d.; the set of three values in unused blocks of four, all are marginal, the lower two values unmounted og., the 4 pi. block large part og. An attractive set Gi = £ 330+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 211 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 40 pa. on GB 1887 2½ d. purple on blued, a used example, variety: "40 in Surcharge Largely Omitted", lightly cancelled leaving this extraordinary variety clear, one must presume that a small piece of paper got trapped on the surcharging plate. Rare and most appealing flaw. Cert. BPA (2000).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 212 Brit. Post Turkey

    1885/88: 80 pa. on 5 d. green and 1887 2½ d. purple on blue used on 1890 registered cover to Colchester tied by "F87" obliterator with 'Registered / Smyrna' oval alongside (May 10) in black. London red transit on front and Colchester arrival (May 16) on reverse of a fine correctly rated cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 213 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, unused examples (2), one overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), the other overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel type GB14), this last much the scarcer of the two, fresh and very fine, large part og., the 'Cancelled' example unmounted og. and with cert. BPA (2002).rnrnProvenance: 'Cancelled', collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 16 April 2002, lot 1191.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 214 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, an unused block of six, marginal from top of sheet, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB9), fresh and very fine, sixth stamp with breaks in both 'S' in PARAS and '0' of '80' in surcharge, one stamp with natural gum crack not affecting the delightful appearance, stamps unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 215 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, an unused block of six from the June 1895 printing, of fine fresh colour, top left stamp with variety "Small '0' in 80", fine, large part og., lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 425+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 216 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 80 pa. on GB 5 d. purple & blue, a used example with variety "Watermark Crown Inverted", lightly cancelled by cds in black. A fine example of a rare stamp Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 217 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused corner marginal example, handstamped SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Manuscript 'Registered 10 Sept 1896' in margin, fresh and fine but for unobtrusive gum crack, unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 218 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused example on paper, surcharged 'SPECIMEN.' in violet (Bendon NA2) upon receipt from the UPU by the Natal Post Office, fresh and very fine, unique. Cert. BPA (1981).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 251.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 219 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused marginal block of fifteen from the lower left corner of the sheet, of fresh colour, creased between second and third column and second and third row across perfs., unmounted og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 675+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 220 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused interpanneau corner marginal block of four, fresh and fine unmounted og., matched with 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & deep bright carmine shade, also in an unused block of four, fine unmounted og. Scarce and superb Gi = £ 360+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 221 Brit. Post Turkey

    1887/96: 4 pi. on GB 10 d. dull purple & carmine, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from left of sheet (positions 1-2), second stamp showing the variety "Large Wide 4", fresh and very, unmounted og. Scarce and attractive positional pair Gi = £ 270+.rn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 222 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1893 (Feb 25): "40 PARAS" on GB ½ d. vermilion, two single example tied to small piece by 'British Post Office / Constantinople' cds's (March 1). Fresh and fine. Cert. RPSL (1972) Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 223 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1893 (Feb 25): "40 PARAS" on GB ½ d. vermilion, two single examples used on 1893 registered cover to Paris, tied by 'British Post Office / Constantinople' cds's (Feb 28), each stamp with broken 'S'. Reverse with Paris arrival (March 4). Envelope faults but scarce. Cert. RPSL (1981) Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 224 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 40 pa. on 2½ d. ultramarine, an used horizontal strip of three, marginal from top of sheet, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15), fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 225 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 80 pa. on 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine, an unused horizontal pair, left hand stamp variety "Small 0 in 80", slight tweezer rub at top of left stamp otherwise fresh and fine, unmounted og Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 226 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & carmine, chalk surfaced paper, an unused block of six of good colour, each stamped overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type GB16) in black. One stamp with slight paper adhesiion on reverse, balance of the stamps unmounted og. A rare multiple.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 227 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 40 pa. on 2½ d. ultramarine optd. SPECIMEN in black, two examples (Type GB15) one struck heavily and the other lightly; 80 pa. on 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine (2) optd. SPECIMEN, one hooded (Samuel types GB16 and GB17) in black; 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & carmine (2) optd. SPECIMEN, one hooded (Samuel types GB16 and GB17) and 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac optd. SPECIMEN (Samuel type GB16), fresh and fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 228 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: 24 pi. on 5 s. bright carmine, an unused block of four, all overprinted by hooded SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB17), fresh and very fine, superb og. with lower pair unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 262.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 229 Brit. Post Turkey

    1902/05: The set of five in unused blocks of four, with 40 pa. on 2½ d. ultramarine and pale ultramarine (both corner marginal); 80 pa. on 5 d. in a corner block; 4 pi. on 10 d. on ordinary and chalky paper in marginal blocks; 2 s. 6 d. lilac in marginal blocks in differing shades; 24 pi. on 5 s. bright carmine in a fine block; large part or unmounted og. (8 items) Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 230 Brit. Post Turkey

    1905/08: 1 pi. on 2½ d. ultramarine, an unused single and a marginal block of four, very scarce single example optd. hooded SPECIMEN (Samuel type GB17) in black, 2 pi. on 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine, with single example and a corner block of four and chalky paper single and block of four, generally fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 400++.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 231 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Issued at Beirut 1906 (July 2): 1 pi. on 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a fine horizontal pair used on 1906 cover sent registered to Wimbledon Common, London tied by oval REGISTERED / BEYROUT datestamp (July 3, second day of issue) in black. "R / FEE PAID" at left and reverse with London registered arrival datestamp (July 14). File fold just away from the adhesives but a very rare multiple on letter. Cert. Brandon (1992) Gi = £ 1'400 off cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 232 Brit. Post Turkey

    1909 (Nov-Dec): 5 pi. on 1 s. dull green & carmine, a superb unused block of six (2 x 3), of excellent colour, all overprinted by hooded SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB17), fresh and fine, unmounted og. with one or two specks of black dust from sheet stored below after the overprint was applied. A very scarce multiple Gi = £ 480+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 233 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1910 (Jan 24): 1¼ pi. on 3 d. dull purple on orange-yellow, 1¾ pi. on 4 d. orange (2, one with thin "Pointed 4" in fraction), and 2½ pi. on 6 d. dull purple unused, all overprinted hooded SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB17). Fresh and fine, unmounted og. A very scarce set. Cert. BPA (2001).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 267.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 234 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911 (July 20): 1 pi. on 2½ bright blue, perf. 14, an unused corner marginal block of ten, the upper five stamps with raised overprint, the lower five stamps all with variety: "Surcharge Double, One Albino", fine and most attractive multiple, creased between the third and fourth column along perforations only, fresh and fine with large part og. with three of the varieties being unmounted og. A rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 1'250.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 235 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 2 pi. on 5 d. dull reddish purple & bright blue, an unused block of six, marginal from base of sheet, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Exceptional and very fine, full unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 269.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 236 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & scarlet, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Exceptional and very fine, full unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, ex lot 270.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 237 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull purple & scarlet, an unused block of six, marginal from base of sheet, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15). Slight gum creasing not affecting the exceptionally attractive appearance, full unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, ex lot 270.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 238 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull reddish purple & aniline pink, an unused example with interpanneau margin at base, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A very scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1974) Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 239 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911/13: 4 pi. on 10 d. dull reddish purple & aniline pink, a used block of four of fresh vibrant colour, cancelled by 'Registered / Smyrna' datestamp (Dec 28, 1912) in black. Scarce and very fine. Cert. RPSL (1991) Gi = £ 560+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert Nelson.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 240 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. dull reddish-purple, an unused example in a very deep shade, marginal from base of sheet, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB15), very fine, superb large part og.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Huggins, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 272..rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 241 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. dull reddish-purple, an unused corner marginal block of four from top right of sheet, in a lovely very red shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 260+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF
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