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  • Lot# : 242 Brit. Post Turkey

    1911/13: 24 pi. on 5 s. carmine, an unused marginal block of four, of fresh colour and very fine, typical minor gum cracks, unmounted og. Gi = £ 320+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 243 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1911/13: 24 pi. on 5 s. carmine, an unused example with variety: "Surcharge Double, One Albino", some gum cracks on large part og. Scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1997) Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 244 Brit. Post Turkey

    1913/14: 30 pa. on 1½ d. red-brown, an unused block of four, variety "Surcharge Double, One Albino" affecting all four stamps, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Gi = £ 480+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 245 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1913/14: George V, the set of six values complete with 30 pa. on 1½ d. red-brown, 1¾ pi. on 4 d. deep grey-green, 4 pi. on 10 d. turquoise-blue and 5 pi. on 1 s. bistre all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB23) and 1 pi. on 2½ d. cobalt blue and 1¼ pi. on 3 d. dull reddish-violet overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26), fresh and fine, large part og. This extraordinarily rare set emanted from the private record book of a former Inland Revenue official. Cert. BPA (2002).rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 16 April 2002, lot 1192.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 246 Brit. Post Turkey

    1913/14: George V, wmk. Royal Cypher, the set of six values in blocks of four, all except the 1¾ pi. on 4 d. grey-green being marginal or corner marginal blocks, with two additional blocks of the 1 pi. on 2½ d. from Control A.12 (Somerset House) and C13 (Harrisons), and an additional block of the 4 pi. on 10 d. turquoise-blue; all fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 550+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 247 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1921 (Aug): 20 pa. on ½ d, green, wmk. Royal Cypher, a fine unused block of four, variety "Surcharge Inverted", fresh and fine, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. Scarce, the status of this variety remains uncertain. Cert. BPA (1967).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 248 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: 18¾ pi. on 1 s. bistre and Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorse 45 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. brown, 90 pi. on 5 s. rose-carmine and 180 pi. on 10 s. dull grey-blue, all unused and overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26). Fresh and fine, a few gum wrinkles as ever on the Seahorses, superb large part og. Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 249 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorse 45 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. olive-brown, a complete sheet of 40 subjects (4 x 10), with the second vertical row showing variety "Joined Figures", folded in half and two little clips in margins only, otherwise fresh and fine, unmounted og. Attractive and unusual sheet Gi = £ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 250 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorse 5 s. rose-carmine, a fine block of sixteen (4 x 4), sheet marginal from base of sheet, of lovely colour, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 251 Brit. Post Turkey

    1905/12: The De La Rue and Harrison Printings, the set of eleven values, all in unused blocks of four (all are marginal or corner blocks except one 2 d.) with some additional shades (19 blocks); with DLR ½ d. green in two shades, 1912 Harrison ½ d. dull yellow-green in Control A11 block of six, DLR 1 d. scarlet, 1½ d. purple & green (both shades), 2 d. grey-green and carmine (all three shades); 2½ d. ultramarine (3 blocks), 3 d. dull purple on yellow, 4 d. green & grey-brown, 5 d. dull purple & ultramarine, 6 d. slate-purple, 1 s. green & carmine (3, two blocks on chalky paper); fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 10 July 1979, lot 233.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 252 Brit. Post Turkey

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    1913 (July): ½ d. green and 1 d. scarlet, wmk. Royal Cypher, fine unused examples, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB23). Fresh and fine, large part og. Rare, this set emanted from the private record book of a former Inland Revenue official. Cert. BPA (2002).rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 16 April 2002, lot 1193.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 253 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: Two large pieces from the Madagascar Post Office archive, with strips of three 2 d. orange, 3 d. bluish violet, 4 d. grey-green on one; 5 d. yellow-brown, 6 d. purple, 1 s. bistre and 2 s. 6 d. chocolate-brown (these last two strips overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26), all further struck upon receipt from the UPU in Berne with circular POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / COLLECTION DE BERNE / MADAGASCAR in red. A most appealing group and unique.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 254 Brit. Post Turkey

    1921: 1 s. bistre in a horizontal pair, Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. chocolate-brown single example and 2 s. 6 d. pale brown  in a vertical pair, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB26). Fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce and attractive group Gi = £ 580.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 255 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green, a fine used example showing variety "Overprint Double", cancelled by part ARMY POST OFFICE / S. X. (March 6, 1916) in black. Fresh and very fine, an extremely rare variety. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 5'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, Robson Lowe, London, 20 March 1959, lot 115.rn                   Spink, London 4 Feb 2004, lot 60.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 256 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green, an unused vertical strip of three, central stamp with variety "Overprint Double", fresh and very fine appearance with just 12 examples possible. Unused without gum (due to provenance, the Marquess of Bute's collection was subjected to water damage due to a German air raid in 1940). Exceptional and extremely rare. Cert. BPA (1959) Gi = £ 4'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, Robson Lowe, London, 20 May 1959, lot 114.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 257 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' ½ d. green to 1 s. bistre, the complete set of eight values unused, all fresh and fine, large part og. Minor corner bend on the 9 d. but a scarce set with a maximum of just 360 possible. Signed Tommy Allen, Brun, Stanley Gibbons, Thier Gi = £ 1'400.rnrnProvenance: W. Balasse sale at Robson Lowe, London, 25 May 1978, lot 137.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 258 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green, 1 d. scarlet, 4 d. grey-green, 6 d. reddish-purple and 1 s. bistre, all tied to small piece by individual strikes of FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. in black (March 30, 1916). The 4 d. slightly over the edge at left but a very scarce and appealing piece, only 360 examples of the 1 s. were sold Gi = £ 2'175.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 259 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on ½ d. green in a horizontal pair and single 1 d. scarlet, used on 1916 local OHMS cover to Postal Section, Salonica tied by bold FIELD POST OFFICE / G.X. code B datestamps in black (March 1). Exceptional in-period usage and an extremely rare cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 260 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 d. scarlet, an unused vertical pair, marginal from right of sheet, lower stamp normal and top stamp showing the variety "Double Surcharge", fresh and very fine, large part og. Extremely rare. Signed Tommy Allen, Stanley Gibbons / London. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 3'000+.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 4 Feb 2004, lot 61.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 261 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 d. scarlet, an unused block of four of strong fresh colour, very fine, minor gum wrinkle not affecting appearance, unmounted og. Scarce, just 1'446 stamps sold Gi = £ 280+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 262 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 d. scarlet, an unused block of 36 (6 x 6), marginal from right of sheet, fresh and very fine, large part og. with twenty-eight stamps unmounted og. Only 1'446 stamps sold, thus this block represents 2½% of the issue. An outstanding block and most probably one of the largest surviving multiples now extant Gi = £ 2'500+.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 263 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 3 d. bluish-violet, an unused block of four of rich colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare multiple, with just 720 examples issued and 620 sold. Signed Stanley Gibbons. Cert. RPSL (1963) Gi = £ 640+.rnrnProvenandce: Collection J. M. Hepburn.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 264 Brit. Post Turkey

    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 6 d. reddish purple on chalk surfaced paper, an unused block of four, of fine depth of colour, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare multiple, with just 1'440 examples issued and 840 sold Gi = £ 440+.rn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 265 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 6 d. reddish purple on chalk surfaced paper, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), marginal from right of sheet, of fine depth of colour, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare multiple, with just 1'440 examples issued and 840 sold. Cert. RPSL (1978) Gi = £ 880+.rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 266 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 s. bistre, a used example cancelled by FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. datestamp in black. An extremely scarce stamp used, with just 1'440 examples issued and only 440 sold. Cert. BPA (1951) Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 267 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 6 d. reddish purple on chalk surfaced paper, an unused vertical strip of three, of fine colour, central stamp with variety "Overprint Omitted". Fresh and fine, hinged as a precautionary measure on large part dried og. Signed Stanley Gibbons. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 2'350.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 268 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 9 d. agate, a used example tied to small piece by FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. datestamp in black. An extremely scarce stamp used, with just 360 examples issued and sold. Signed W. Houtzamer. Cert. RPSL (1969) Gi = £ 750.rnrnProvenandce: Collection J. M. Hepburn.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 269 Brit. Post Turkey

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    British Field Force in Salonica 1916 (Feb-March): "Levant' on 1 s. bistre, a used example cancelled by FIELD POST OFFICE / G. X. datestamp in black. An extremely scarce stamp used, with just 360 examples issued and sold. Cert. BPA (1985) Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 270 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    1943/47: MEF 1 s. bistre, 2 s. 6 d. yellow-green, 5 s. red and 10 s. ultramarine, the set of four values handstamped SPECIMEN in black, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. An exceedingly scarce set Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 271 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    Somalia 1943/46: EAF 1 s. bistre and 2 s. 6 d. yellow-green (2), the 1 s. overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type GB23), the 2 s. 6 d. overprinted SPECIMEN in black and a further example handstamped SPECIMEN in black, fresh and fine, unmounted og. A rare group Gi = £ 350++.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 272 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    1942: MEF Postage Due, the complete set of five values, each handstamped SPECIMEN in black. Fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A very rare set.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 273 British Fieldpost Military Mail 2.WK

    British Occupation of Italian Colonies 1942/49: The collection in a red album with MEF 1943/47 set unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., 1948/49 Eritrea set of thirteen to 10 s., unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., BMA Eritrea set unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., BA Eritrea 1951 set of seven unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., both Postage Due sets in blocks of four unmounted og., EAF 1943 set unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., Somalia 1948 and 1950 sets unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., Tripolitania 1948, 1950 and 1951 sets unused and in blocks of four unmounted og., 1948 and 1950 Postage Due sets in blocks of four unmounted og.. A very clean and fine lot Gi = £ 5'250+.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 274 Kamerun

    Cameroon's Expeditionary Force 1915: German Kamerun colonial issue 30 pf. with '3 d.' ovpt. in mixed franking with 1912 Southern Nigeria 2 d. grey, both tied by "BUEA 22 JA 20 KAMERUN" cds to registered letter to Bern Switzerland, reverse with VICTORIA CAMEROONS transit and Bern arrival cds's (8. III. 20).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 110.00 CHF

    Lot# : 275 Cape of Good Hope

    1858 (Feb 18): Perkins Bacon 1 s. deep dark green, an unused block of four with large margins all round and fine colour, minor wrinkle on large part or unmounted og. Small bleached tone spot in margins between stamps but most attractive and scarce Gi = £ 1'800"+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Lionheart', Spink, London, 19 June 2014.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 276 Cape of Good Hope

    1863/64: De La Rue 1 d. deep carmine-red, an unused pair with large margins all round, of rich colour, slightly soiled at one corner, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 277 Cape of Good Hope

    1863/64: De La Rue 6 d. bright mauve, a used example with large margins all round, cancelled by "2" numeral obliterator in black Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 278 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/64: Small group with 1858 1 d. rose on white paper in a used block of four with one stamp closed tear but would make a good strip of three (cert. Brandon 2018); 1861 1 d. carmine 'Woodblock' rebacked and placed onto piece and forged cancel applied (would make a fine spacefiller, cert. BPA), 1864 6 d. bright mauve, fine used example with re-entry in value tablet, forged bisect on piece etc. 'Tel Quel / As Is'.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 279 Cape of Good Hope

    1853/64: Cape Triangulars, the used reference collection with Perkins Bacon 1853 1 d. pale brick red, 4 d. deep blue and 4 d. blue; 1855/63 1 d. brick-red, 4 d. blue (2) on white paper, 6 d. pale rose lilac (2), 1 s. bright yellow-green, 1 s. deep dark green (2); De La Rue 1863/64 1 d. deep carmine, 1 d. brownish red (two shades), 4 d. blue with three shades, 6 d. bright mauve unused and 1 s. emerald used; nearly all with full margins all round, a generally fine and useful lot (20 items) Gi = £ 5'500+.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 280 Ceylon

    1835c.: Undated cover to Colombo struck with watery MANNAR straight line handstamp in red, and POST NOT PAID below in black with manuscript '4½' alongside the handstamps. Trimmed and with imperfections but a rare marking: thought to be the sole example known.rnProvenance: Collection R.G.Traill, Jan 1990.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 281 Ceylon

    1846/47: Covers/entire letters (3), all from Kandy to UK or India, with 1846 entire to Bombay struck with KANDY / STEAMER LETTER cds in black (Feb 20); 1846 envelope to Plymouth with KANDY / SHIP-LETTER cds on reverse in black (Feb 15); 1847 entire to Calcutta with KANDY / POST PAID datestamp in black on reverse (Aug 23).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 282 Ceylon

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    1857: 6 d. purple-brown on blued paper, a fine used example with ample to large margins all round, in a rich deep shade, tied to 1858 cover endorsed 'via Southampton' to London, by grid obliterator in black. Reverse with circular CALTURA / POST NOT PAID datestamp in black with manuscript "11 July 1858" inserted and GALLE STEAMER LETTER datestamp In black. Obverse with 'London / Paid' arrival cds (Aug 22) in red. Closed cover tear at base, a fine and rare usage of the 'Number One' on letter. Cert. BPA (1983).rnProvenance: Collection Baron de Worms (1938); Collection Maurice Burrus, April 1963; Collection Rev. Cornwall-Brooks, March 1979; Collection Patrick Pearson, April 1983; Collection Joseph Hackmey, Feb 2009.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 283 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 1 d. blue, wmk. star, an attractive horizontal strip of five, generally large margins all round and but touched in places, cancelled by oval of bars obliterator in black. Some ironed creasing but an attractive multiple. Cert. BPA (1995) Gi = £ 480+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 284 Ceylon

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    1859 (April 23): 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Star on white wove paper, an unused example of this iconic stamp, huge margins on three sides and showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, ample margin at top; of vibrant true colour, fresh and very fine with large part original gum. An extraordinary example of one of the rarest of all unused basic issued stamps of the British Commonwealth. A delightful stamp for the philatelic connoisseur: without doubt the finest of the very few examples recorded. Cert. RPSL (1959) Gi = £ 70'000.rnProvenance: Collection Baron de Worms, June 1938; Collection Sir Ernest de Silva, Jan 1959; Collection Lars Amundsen, Dec 1967; Collection Joseph Hackmey, Feb 2009.
    Starting bid : 30,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 65,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 285 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 4 d. dull rose, two examples in a deep shade, margins to frame of design, used with 1 d. blue, all tied by oval barred obliterators to 1859 cover and part back, no side flaps, endorsed 'Via Marseilles' from Kandy to London. 'London / Paid' cds in red also tying the adhesives (Aug 1). Reverse with KANDY / POST PAID datestamp in red of despatch (June 25). Minor file folds well away from the extraordinarily rare adhesives, an attractive and extremely rare cover. Cert. RPSL (1989).
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 42,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 286 Ceylon

    1857/59: 6 d. purple-brown, State III, Plate Proof block of eight (4 x 2), positions 7-10 / 19-22 on the sheet, unwatermarked, with full sheet margin at top, large margins on three sides and one stamp touched, fresh and fine in the rather 'flat' Plate Proof shade without blueing. Minor bend not affecting appearance but an attractive block.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 287 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 6 d. light brown on white paper, the rare shade with large margins all round, used on 1860 cover to a Captain in the 37th Regiment in Calcutta, care of Wm. Spink & Co., tied by oval barred obliterator in black. Reverse with COLOMBO / POST PAID datestamp in red (Dec 9) and oval FORWARDED BY / L. K. KING & CO. / CALCUTTA Agent's cachet in blue with Calcutta cds adjacent (Jan 10, 1861) in red. Opening tear at top of envelope and the stamp with a horizontal crease but nevertheless rare. Cert. RPSL (2002).rnProvenance: Collection 'Serendib', Feb 2002.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 288 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 9 d. purple-brown, used example with close to large margins and portion of adjoining stamp at base, on 1859 entire letter endorsed 'via Marseilles' from Berdanellia to London, tied by barred oval obliterator in black. Reverse with fair KANDY / POST PAID datestamp in red (Aug 16) and KANDY / STEAMER LETTER datestamp in black alongside. Obverse with 'London / Paid' arrival cds (Sept 4) in red. Some faults to the entire but a very scarce stamp on letter. Cert. BPA (1989).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 289 Ceylon

    1857/59: 10 d. dull vermilion, used example with just shaved to enormous margins on two sides, portion of adjoining stamp at right, tied to 1863 cover to London endorsed 'via Marseilles, under ½ oz.' by oval barred obliterator in black. GALLE / PAID cds on front in red (Nov 30) and 'London / Paid' arrival alongside (Jan 9, 1864). Readdressed to Plymouth with following day arrival cds on reverse and handstruck '1' charge marking in black. A scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 290 Ceylon

    1857/59: 1 s. black on medium toned paper without watermark, Plate Proof block of four with part sheet margin at base, positions 224-225/236-237; the left pair with ironed vertical bend not affecting appearance of an attractive block.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 291 Ceylon

    1857/59: 1 s. slate-violet, a fine example with good to large margins all round in a bright shade, used on 1860 entire letter at double rate to London endorsed 'per Overland Mail via Marseilles' cancelled by oval barred obliterator in black. Reverse with COLOMBO / POST PAID datestamp in red (Jan 16)  with London arrival cds (Feb 18) alongside in red. A delightful and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 292 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 2 d. yellow-green (two examples) and fine overlapped single 5 d. chestnut, margins good to touched, all used on 1860 envelope to Kingston, Surrey endorsed 'via Marseilles' tied by oval barred obliterators in black. Reverse with COLOMBO / POST PAID cds in red (Aug 17) and London arrival cds (Sept 13) in black. A scarce make up of the 9d. rate. Cert. BPA (1994).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 293 Ceylon

    1857/59: 1 s. 9 d. yellow-green, wmk. star, a fine unused example with large to ample margins on three sides and just touched on outer frameline at right, minor ironed horizontal bend at top not apparent on face, of fresh bright colour, unused without gum. A rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1968) Gi = £ 5'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 294 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 2 s. dull blue, wmk. star, an unused example of excellent appearance with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, of fresh vibrant colour, small closed nick outside design at left, unused without gum. Part of marginal watermark at base. A very rare stamp. Cert. Dr. Fulpius (1953) Gi = £ 6'500.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 295 Ceylon

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    1857: ½ d. reddish lilac, imperforate on blued glazed paper, a huge margined example of this rare stamp, of excellent fresh colour with large part og. One or two light iron spots on reverse from previous hinge not affecting the delightful appearance of this rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi = £ 4'250.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 296 Ceylon

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    1858: ½ d. dull mauve, imperforate on glazed paper, a fine unused horizontal pair with large margins all round, of rich colour, two light creases not affecting the appearance. A scarce multiple. Cert. RPSL (2000) Gi = £ 380+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 297 Ceylon

    1861/64: 5 d. chestnut, clean-cut perf. 14 to 15½, a used example on 1864 cover to Bombay, endorsed 'Pr. China' tied by oval barred obliterator in black. Faint red 'Paid' despatch cds on front and reverse with Bombay arrival cds (Aug 27) in red.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 298 Ceylon

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    1861/64: 1 s. slate-violet, perf. 15½, perfs. somewhat mis-aligned to right, used on 1865 cover endorsed 'via Marseilles' from Galle to Boston, USA tied by barred obliterator in black with 'Galle / Paid' cds in red alongside. 'London / Paid' transit cds (Aug 28) and thence to Boston by American Packet (Sept 10) with '32 / Cents' credit marking (to GB) in red. Some soiling and creased at right but a scarce Transatlantic usage of the issue. Cert. BPA (2019).rnrnProvenance: Collection Joseph Hackmey, Spink Shreve, New York, 18 Feb 2009, lot 180 (where erroneously described).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 299 Ceylon

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    1861/64: 2 d. green, rough perf. 14 to 15½, a used example on small mourning envelope from Kandy to Newera Ellia (Nuwara Eliya) tied by oval barred obliterator in black. Reverse with KANDY / POST PAID cds in red (Feb 26) and obverse with Nuwara Ellia arrival in red. Scarce and most unusual franking. Cert. RPSL (2007).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 300 Ceylon

    1861/64: 1 s. slate-violet, rough perf. 14 to 15½, a used block of four with part of original envelope on reverse, neatly cancelled by oval barred obliterators in black. Minor bends not affecting the appearance of a scarce multiple Gi = £ 72+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 301 Ceylon

    1861/64: 1 s. slate-violet, rough perf. 14 to 15½, single example used with 1868 1 d. blue, perf. 14 on 1869 cover from Colombo to Axminster, UK endorsed 'via Marseilles' tied by both the oval barred obliterator and by the "A" obliterator with COLOMBO despatch cds also tying the 1 s. adhesive (Jan 11). Reverse with Axminster arrival cds (Feb 8) in black. Flap missing and slightly soiled but a scarce mixed issue franking.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 302 Ceylon

    1861/64: 2 s. dull blue, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused horizontal pair, of good colour, large part og. Scarce and very fine multiple Gi = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 303 Ceylon

    1861/64: 10 d. vermilion, perf. 12½ by DLR, a used block of four, neatly cancelled by oval barred obliterators in black. Vertical crease through right hand pair but a scarce multiple Gi = £ 88+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 304 Ceylon

    1862: 6 d. deep brown, no wmk., perf. 13 on smooth paper, a fine unused horizontal strip of four, of excellent rich colour and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 305 Ceylon

    1862: 1 d. dull blue, no. wmk., perf. 11½-12 on T.H. Saunders smooth paper, a fine used horizontal strip of three, lightly cancelled by the oval grid obliterators in black. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 390+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 306 Ceylon

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    1863/66: 1 d. deep blue, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½ used on 1865 cover originally addressed locally from Colombo to the Postmaster General of Ceylon at Nuwera Ellia cancelled by barred oval obliterator in black. The cover re-addressed on arrival to Rome, Italy (a rare destination for Ceylon mail of this period) via Marseilles (July 5), with 'Roma / Via di Mare' arrival on reverse (July 8). Again re-addressed to Watford with both London and Watford datestamp (July 24). The cover with faults and part wax seal at left where Italian Due label would have been applied, charged 1 s. 4 d. due upon eventual receipt. Cert. RPSL (2016).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 307 Ceylon

    1863/66: 1 d. deep blue, wmk. Crown CC, with 1861/64 1 s. slate-violet used with on 1868 cover from Nuwara Ellia to Leamington, UK endorsed 'via Marseilles', tied by barred oval obliterators in black. Reverse with NUWARA ELLIA despatch cds in red (Nov 15), GALLE / PAID cds in red (Nov 17) and Leamington arrival cds in black (Dec 14). Small imperfections but a scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 308 Ceylon

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    1863/66: 2 d. yellowish-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, a fine used example, lightly cancelled by barred oval obliterator in black. A scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (2007) Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 309 Ceylon

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    1863/66: 2 d. grey-green horizontal pair, 6 d. sepia and 1866 10 d. vermilion, all used on 1867 double rate cover from Kandy to Birmingham endorsed 'via Marseilles' tied by barred oval obliterators in black. KANDY / FREE cds in red at left (April 29) and reverse with GALLE / PAID cds in red and Birmingham arrival cds (May 27) in black. A spectacular and attractive three colour franking. Cert. RPSL (2016).rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, 3 April 1963, lot 836.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 310 Ceylon

    1866: 6 d. blackish brown, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, a fine used example on 1864 cover from Colombo to London endorsed 'via Southampton', tied by oval barred obliterator with COLOMBO / PAID cds in red at left (Jan 30). Reverse with London arrival cds in red (March 2).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 311 Ceylon

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    1868: 1 d.blue, perf. 14, three examples, one with closed tear at top, used with 1867/70 10 d. orange on 1870 cover from Colombo to Linlithgow, Scotland endorsed 'via Marseilles', tied by manuscript pen crosss and by Colombo duplexes in black (June 11). Reverse with Linlithgow arrival cds (July 11). The stamps lifted and replaced with ironed creases but nevertheless an attractive and scarce usage. Cert. RPSL (2002).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 312 Ceylon

    1867/70: 1 d. dull blue, a fine used example on local entire letter (an Insurance appraisal form) cancelled by barred obliterator in black with COLOMBO cds (Dec 25) alongside. File fold well away from the adhesive, a surprisingly uncommon entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 313 Ceylon

    1867/70: 4 d. rose-carmine and 9 d. blackish-brown, used on 1869 cover from Colombo to London endorsed 'via Marseilles', tied by Colombo duplexes in black. Reverse with London arrival (Dec 13) in red. The cover with extensive age spots and may benefit from re-folding.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 314 Ceylon

    1867/70: 6 d. blackish-brown, two examples used on Officers rate cover from Galle to Devonport, endorsed 'via Southampton' and addressed to a Captain in the Royal Engineers; neatly tied by 'B' obliterator. Reverse with GALLE / PAID cds in red (Nov 17) and Devonport arrival cds (Dec 18) in black. An attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 315 Ceylon

    1867/70: 6 d. blackish-brown, single example used on 1870 cover from Colombo to Calcutta endorsed 'per French Str. or first Packet from Galle', paying the short-lived 6 d. rate to India (British Packet cost 1d. less), the adhesive tied by Colombo duplex (April 13) in black. Reverse with STEAMER LETTER / CALCUTTA arrival (April 20) in red. Flap tear and closed opening tear in front panel but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 316 Ceylon

    1867/70: 6 d. blackish-brown, single example used with 9 d. blackish-brown horizontal pair on 1871 cover from Colombo to Linlithgow, Scotland endorsed 'via Brindisi'. The adhesives somewhat heavily cancelled by Colombo duplexes (Sept 30) with Linlithgow arrival cds (Oct 30) on reverse. A scarce 2 shilling double rate cover and a most unusual franking.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 317 Ceylon

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    1867/70: 8 d. lake-brown, an unused block of four of lovely appearance, upper pair with horizontal crease, otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. Cert. BPA (2017) Gi = £ 560+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 318 Ceylon

    1857/1911: Small collection 230 stamps used/unused with some better imperf. values incl. colour shades, new value surcharges and a few officials, mixed condition and arranged on album pages.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 319 Cyprus

    Ottoman Rule 1702 (Sept 13): Entire letter from Larnaca to Livorno, ex the Vernaccia archive, endorsed 'par Cap. Andre', the entire opening well for display with clear "Cipro" on flap, a fine and early usage from Cyprus.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 320 Cyprus

    Ottoman Rule 1867: Stampless cover with "Consulat de France / à l'Ile de Chypre" italic two line handstamp in blue, directed to Nimūn Pacha, the 'Gouvernour Général de l'ile de Chypre' in Nicosia, reverse with circular Eagle handstamp CONSULAT DE FRANCE A LARNACA in blue.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 321 Cyprus

    Ottoman Rule 1871ca: Stampless lettersheet with circular handstamp of the Greek Consul in Cyprus on reverse, sent to Limassol.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 322 Cyprus

    1858/79: Great Britain 2 d. blue, plate 15, lettered SA, a fine used example cancelled by near complete "974" numeral obliterator of Kyrenia in black. Rare Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 323 Cyprus

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    Catalogue# : 4
    Austrian Post Office 1867/74: 10 s. blue used on 1878 mourning envelope to Ugnano Della Teverina, Italy tied by LARNACCA DI CIPRO circular datestamp (Feb 21) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 3) with small cartridge framed PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI alongside. Reverse with array of transits with fine SPED. POST: PRESSO LLOYD / SMIRNE cds (Feb 24) in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 12), Brindisi cds, Terni cds (March 5) and arrival. Envelope imperfections with flap tears sealed down, but a very scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 324 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): Bantam ½ d. rose, plate 12, lettered PQ and plate 15, lettered BQ, unused examples of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 345.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 325 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): Bantam ½ d. rose, plate 15, lettered AA-AF / JA-JF, an unused block of sixty (6 x 10), of wondrous fresh colour, fresh and very fine, typical minor gum wrinkles as to be expected, superb large part og. with most unmounted og. A lovely multiple Gi = £ 7'200+.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 2-3 Feb 1978.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 326 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): Bantam ½ d. rose, plate 15, lettered HA, the famous used example with variety: "Overprint Double" with additional "CY" of CYPRUS at right, neatly cancelled by part 'Limassol' circular datestamp in black. A magnificent and extremely rare stamp, without doubt the finest known, for the connoisseur of Cyprus philately Gi = £ 45'000.rnrnNote: "The stamps were printed in sheets of 480 (24 x 20), the overprint was made from a plate of 120 subjects therefore there were four applications of the overprint. On one sheet, issued at Limassol, the initial operation was out of alignment and this resulted in one vertical row having the overprint partially double and several vertical rows showing the overprint misplaced to varying degrees" from M.A. Warwick in W.T.F. Castle's 'Cyprus'.
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 26,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 327 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 174, lettered ME, an unused example from this scarce plate, minor horizontal bend not affecting appearance, part og. Rare. Signed Thier Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 328 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 218, lettered QA, an unused example showing variety: "Overprint Double", fresh and fine for this rarity, large part og. Gi = £ 4'250.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2289.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 329 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 208, lettered AG / BG, an unused vertical pair, variety "Upper Stamp Overpint Omitted", fresh and fine in a rosy shade, typical slight gum cracks, large part og. A splendid example of this great rarity - just 12 pairs are possible - a gem of British European philately Gi = £ 27'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2281.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 330 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 193, lettered AK-AL / BK-BL, an unused block of four, marginal from top right corner of sheet with part imprint "(ca)reful not to remove the Cement" and full Plate Number. Typical light gum wrinkles, fresh and fine, large part og. A very rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 3'200+.rnrnNote: Plate 193 does not exist used. The sheet from this Plate was sold intact to Stanley Gibbons.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, ex lot 2273.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 331 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 205, lettered KA-KB / LA-LB, an unused block of four, marginal from top left of sheet with part imprint "the Labels ABOVE the Address and" with part marginal Ornament at top. Typical light gum wrinkles, part og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 360+.rnrnProvenance: DF, Geneva, 28 April 2009, lot 30236.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 332 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 220, lettered QH-QJ / RH-RJ, an unused block of six, fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 2'100+.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 8 Nov 2006, lot 1259.rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 333 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 220, lettered BA, a used example from this scarce plate, cancelled by "942" obliterator of Larnaca Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 334 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 d. red, plate 217, lettered EI-EL, a used horizontal strip of four sharing two complete strikes of the Larnaca "942" obliterator in black. Scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 260+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 24 Feb 2009, lot 45.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 335 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 2½ d. rosy mauve, plate 14, lettered LA-LF, an unused horizontal strip of six of fine colour, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type GB9) in black. One slight bend and one or two minor blunted perfs. of no significance, fresh and fine, unmounted og. A rare and attractive multiple.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 24 Feb 2009, lot 11.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 336 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 2½ d. rosy mauve, plate 14, lettered OG-OJ / PG-PJ, a used block of eight of delightful appearance, neatly cancelled by four strikes of "982" obliterator of Famagusta. Scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 140+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 24 Feb 2009, lot 53.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 337 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 4 d. sage-green, plate 16, lettered IA-ID / JA-JD, an unused block of eight (4 x 2) of fresh colour, with 'POSTAGE FOUR' imprint in margin, superb unmounted og. A rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'100+.rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 25 May 2004, lot 825.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 338 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 4 d. sage-green, plate 16, lettered IH, a used example of good colour, cancelled by "975" obliterator of Limassol in black Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 80.00 CHF

    Lot# : 339 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 6 d. grey, plate 16, lettered PA-PB / QA-QB, an unused block of four, marginal from left of sheet, of fine appearance but with two diagonal creases not affecting the appearance, fresh colour and large part og. A rare multiple.rnrnProvenace: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 24 Feb 2009, lot 14.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 340 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 s. green, plate 13, lettered NK, an unused example in a rich shade, slight horizontal crease not affecting the fine appearance, large part og. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 341 Cyprus

    1880 (April 1): 1 s. green, plate 13, lettered KK-KL / LK-LL, a used block of four of good colour cancelled by "942" obliterators of Larnaca in black. A very scarce stamp in a multiple, unused or used Gi = £ 1'900.rn 
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF
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