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  • Lot# : 342 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (18 mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 215, lettered NG, an unused example of fine colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A rare plate Gi = £ 800.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, 2321.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 343 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (18 mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 218, lettered AH, an unused example showing "Misplaced Surcharge" with lettering and 'One Penny' at base showing, in a rosy shade, fine, large part og. Unusual Gi = £ 500+.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 344 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (18 mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 181, lettered GI-GL / HI-HL, an unused block of eight, of good rosy colour, typical gum wrinkles on large part og. A very scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 345 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (18 mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 218, lettered EI-EJ / FI-FJ, an unused block of four, well centred and of rich colour, superb large part og. A magnificent and very rare multiple Gi = £ 2'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2328.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 346 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (18 mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 205, lettered HH-HL, a used horizontal strip of five, tied to small piece by neat strikes of the "Larnaca / Cyprus" cds (April 23, 1881) in black. A charming and scarce piece Gi = £ 450+.rnrnProvenance: Collection J.C. North, RL, London, 2 May 1956.rn                        Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 14 Feb 2009, lot 77.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 347 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (18 mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 174, lettered BG, a used example showing variety HALF-PENN for HALF-PENNY in surcharge, fresh and very fine. A very scarce stamp Gi = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 348 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (18 mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 205, lettered BG-BH, an unused horizontal pair in a deep shade, left hand stamp (BG) showing variety HALF-PENN for HALF-PENNY in surcharge, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A rare multiple Gi = £ 3'000+.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 349 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (16½ mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plates 201 and 216, unused examples from each plate, plate 201 lettered TI and plate 216 lettered SC, each fresh and fine with large part og. Gi = £ 480.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 350 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (16½ mm.) 1881 (Feb-June): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 218, lettered SH, a magnificent used example from this enormously rare Plate, neatly cancelled by fine strike of the "975" obliterator of Limmasol. One of the finest, if not the finest of the few recorded genuine examples of this exceedingly rare stamp Gi = £ 15'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 351 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (13 mm.) 1881 (June 1): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 215, lettered DC / GC, an unused vertical strip of four of fine centering and fresh colour, showing missing perforation pin at lower left of each stamp below corner letter, large part og. An attractive multiple Gi = £ 200+.rn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 352 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (13 mm.) 1881 (June 1): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 218, lettered KA-KB / LA-LB, an unused block of four of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og., one stamp with old paper hinge. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 360+.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 26 April 1979, lot 33.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 353 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (13 mm.) 1881 (June 1): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 205, lettered PH, an unused example with variety: "Surcharge Double", fresh and fine, typical wrinkles on large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 354 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (13 mm.) 1881 (June 1): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 215, lettered SE, an unused example with variety: "Surcharge Double"  but horizontally gum creased, together with two single normal examples from the same Plate lettered RJ and MI, both fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 355 Cyprus

    HALF-PENNY Surcharge (13 mm.) 1881 (June 1): ½ d. on 1 d. red, plate 218, lettered KI, an unused example variety "Surcharge Treble", fresh and very fine, large part og. An extremely rare stamp Gi = £ 4'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2345.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 356 Cyprus

    1881 (June): 30 pa. on 1 d. red, plates 217, lettered JE and 220, lettered CB, unused examples in differing shades, each with large part og. Gi = £ 370.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 357 Cyprus

    1881 (June): 30 pa. on 1 d. red, plate 216, lettered FH-FJ / HH-HJ, an unused block of nine, of fresh colour, slight corner crease on one stamp not affecting the appearance, stamp GI showing the "80" for "30" variety clearly, fine large part og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'350.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2348.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 358 Cyprus

    1881 (June): 30 pa. on 1 d. red, plate 220, lettered MF, a used example showing variety "Surcharge Double, One Inverted", cancelled by part 'Cyprus' datestamp (1882) in black. A fresh and fine example of a very scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 359 Cyprus

    1881 (June 1): 30 pa. on 1 d. red, plates 216, 217 and 220, used examples from each plate, respectively cancelled by "D47" obliterator of Polymedia Camp, Limassol; "942" of Larnaca and "975" of Limassol; somewhat heavily cancelled group but scarce Gi = £ 470.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 360 Cyprus

    1881 (June): 30 pa. on 1 d. red, plate 201, lettered AI-AJ / BI-BJ, a used block of four, in a rusty pale red shade, cancelled by "Larnaca" squared circle datestamps (May 22, 1882) in black. Scarce and attractive Gi = £ 440+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 361 Cyprus

    1881: De La Rue Imperforate Proof in issued colour for ½ pi. in pale emerald-green, Die I on watermarked CC paper, minor gum bend on superb large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 14 Feb 2009, lot 125.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 362 Cyprus

    1881 (July 1): ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CC, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), corner marginal from lower left of sheet showing Plate Number "1" in margin, some peripheral aging at top on reverse, fourth stamp with slight stain spot, otherwise fresh and fine with large part og. with lower four stamps unmounted og. Illustrated in 'Cyprus' by Wilfred Castle. An exceedingly rare multiple Gi = £ 1'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lt.-Colonel J.R. Danson, RL, London, 30 June 1971, lot 1056.rn                 
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 363 Cyprus

    1881 (July 1): 1 pi. rose, Die I, wmk. Crown CC, an unused block of four of good centering and colour, marginal from base of sheet showing Plate Number "1", smallest of age spots on five perfs. on reverse at top only, otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. with superb lower pair unmounted og. Very rare Gi = £ 1'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 14 Feb 2009, lot 133.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 364 Cyprus

    1881 (July 1): 1 pi. rose, Die I, wmk. Crown CC, a used block of four of good centering and colour, neatly cancelled by "Limassol / Cyprus" squared circle datestamps (Oct 17, 1882) in black. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 125+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 365 Cyprus

    1881: De La Rue Imperforate Proof in issued colour for 2 pi. in bright blue, Die I on watermarked CC paper, unused without gum. Rare.rn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 366 Cyprus

    1881 (July 1): 4 pi. pale olive-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CC, a used block of ten (5 x 2) of good centering and colour, first stamp with one pulled perf. at left, cancelled by "Larnaca / Cyprus" squared circle datestamps (Aug 21, 1882) in black. Minor bend of no significance, an extraordinary and extremely rare multiple Gi = £ 2'750+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 14 Feb 2009, lot 134.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 367 Cyprus

    1881: De La Rue Imperforate Proof in issued colour for 6 pi. in olive-grey, Die I on watermarked CC paper, minor corner bend not affecting appearance, large part og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 368 Cyprus

    1882 (May): ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a fine used example cancelled by superb bold strike of "969" obliterator of Nicosia in black. A rare stamp so fine. Signed Thier Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 369 Cyprus

    1882 (May): ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a used example of this scarce stamp, two perforations embellished at right, lightly cancelled by part "Larnaca / Cyprus" squared circle datestamp (May 1882) in black. Fine appearance, a scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 370 Cyprus

    1883 (April): ½ pi. dull green, Die I, an unused example from the De La Rue archive, overprinted CANCELLED (Type D4) in black. Fresh and very fine, illustrated in the 'De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2640. Extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 371 Cyprus

    1883: De La Rue Imperrforate Plate Proof for ½ pi. dull green, Die I, on watermarked Crown CA paper, large margins all round, slight wrinkle, unused without gum. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Chris Cruttwell.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 372 Cyprus

    1882/86: Definitive set of seven values, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, complete with additional 4 pi. deep olive-green, of fine appearance but 1 pi. with corner crease, 2 pi. toned perf. on reverse, somewhat dried or browned og. Gi = £ 1'450.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 373 Cyprus

    1883 (April): ½ pi. dull green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a used example showing variety "Top Left Triangle Detached", lightly cancelled leaving the variety clear Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 374 Cyprus

    1883 (April): ½ pi. dull green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a used example showing variety "Top Left Triangle Detached", lightly cancelled leaving the variety clear, with normal for comparison Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 375 Cyprus

    1882 (June 7): 30 pa. pale mauve, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of fine colour, showing variety "Damaged US in CYPRUS", fresh appearance, superb large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £1'300.rnrnProvenance: DF, Geneva, 28 April 2009, lot 30330.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 376 Cyprus

    1876/79: Great Britain 2½ d. rosy-mauve, plate 13, lettered HL, a used example tied to 1879 cover addressed to Algiers endorsed 'via Brindisi', tied by bold "942" numeral obliterator with corresponding "Larnaca / Cyprus" datestamp (May 7) alongside. Reverse with Brindisi transit cds (May 15) and obverse with 'Italie Amb. Lyon-Mars.' cds (May 17) in black. The envelope with flap fault on reverse and all sealed back together but a rare and attractive usage to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 377 Cyprus

    1882 (July): 6 pi. olive-grey, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a used example of deep colour, showing variety "Top Left Triangle Detached" (Plate 2, Right Pane, Row 3, Stamp 3), slight rub on forehead but lightly cancelled leaving the variety clear. Rare Gi = £ 1'200.rnrnProvenance: DF, Geneva, 28 April 2009, lot 30333.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 378 Cyprus

    1886 (Jan): 12 pi. orange-brown, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of good colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black, unused without gum. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 2003, lot 445.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 379 Cyprus

    Nicosia Lithographic "½" Surcharges 1882 (June): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CC, an unused block of four of excellent fresh colour, first stamp with variety "Spur on 1", minor gum bends of no importance and not affecting the lovely appearance, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A rare and attractive multiple Gi = £ 3'600+.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2377.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 380 Cyprus

    Nicosia Lithographic "30 PARAS" Surcharges 1882 (May 22): 30 pa. on 21 pi. rose, Die I, wmk. Crown CC, a used block of twelve (Types 1-6 / 1-6), all neatly cancelled by "969" numeral obliterators with "Nicosia / Cyprus" circular datestamp (May 22)  of firt day of issue below. 'Registered / London' datestamp in red alongside (June 4). Some slightly trimmed perfs. and central file fold but a remarkable and scarce multiple showing the complete setting.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 381 Cyprus

    Nicosia Lithographic "½" Surcharges 1866 (May 22): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four, of fresh colour and dried large part og. Scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 680+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 382 Cyprus

    Nicosia Lithographic "½" Surcharges 1866 (May 22): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example showing variety: "Spur on 1" (position 3 in the Setting of six stamps), fresh colour, large part og. A fine and scarce stamp Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 383 Cyprus

    Typographic "½" Surcharge, 6 mm. Spacing 1886 (April): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CC, an unused example of wonderful fresh colour and superb large part og. Most probably of Proof status (none are known used), a magnificant example of this rarity in the foremost Exhibition quality Gi = £ 22'000.
    Starting bid : 8,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 22,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 384 Cyprus

    Typographic "½" Surcharge, 6 mm. Spacing 1886 (April): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of fine colour, minor gum bends on large part g. Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 385 Cyprus

    Typographed "½" Surcharge / 8 mm. Spacing 1866 (May 27): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, wmk. Crown CC, an unused example of good centering and in the slightly pale dull shade normally found on this stamp, fine large part og. An extremely rare stamp in the foremost quality for this provisional issue Gi = £ 8'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2378.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 386 Cyprus

    Typographed "½" Surcharge / 8 mm. Spacing 1866 (May 27): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four of good colour, first stamp showing variety "Large "2" at Left" (Row 2, Stamp 5, position 11), minor gum bend and lower right stamp with corner crease but the variety very fine, large part og. Rare Gi = 5'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, Basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2392.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 387 Cyprus

    Typographed "½" Surcharge / 8 mm. Spacing 1866 (May 27): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a used example showing variety "Large "1" at Left" (Row 4, Stamp 4, position 22) clearly, lightly cancelled by "Larnaca / Cyprus" squared circle datestamp (July 23, 1886) in black. An attractive example of a scarce stamp Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 388 Cyprus

    Typographed "½" Surcharge / 8 mm. Spacing 1866 (May 27): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a used example showing the variety "Small "1" at Right" (possibly Row 1, Stamp 3), "blunted 1" and damage to the "2" below; of fine appearance, cancelled by "Nikosia / Cyprus" squared circle datestamp (July 27, 1886) in black. Scarce Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 389 Cyprus

    Typographed "½" Surcharge / 8 mm. Spacing 1866 (May 27): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four of good colour, the upper pair each showing the variety "Small "1" at Right" (possibly Row 1, Stamp 2-3, position 2-3), the first being the Gibbons listed variety, the second stamp showing a "blunted 1" and damage to the "2" below; of fine appearance, large part og. Very rare Gi = 5'500+.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 390 Cyprus

    Typographed "½" Surcharge / 8 mm. Spacing 1866 (May 27): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of good colour showing variety "Large "2" at right" (Row 3, Stamp 4, position 16), slight gum thin at top not affecting the frontal appearance, part og. Rare Gi = £ 4'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 391 Cyprus

    Typographed "½" Surcharge / 8 mm. Spacing 1866 (May 27): ½ on ½ pi. emerald-green, Die I, wmk. Crown CA, a used strip of four on 1886 cover to Darlington, all tied by "Nicosia / Cyprus" squared circle datestamps (July 15) in black. First stamp showing slight kiss print of the "1" at left. Reverse with transit cds and Darlington arrival (July 26). The cover has had the stamps lifted to check the watermark. Rare and not unattractive usage.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 392 Cyprus

    1892/94: Die II, the definitive set of seven values unused, all overprinted locally with SPECIMEN diagonally reading up (Type CY1), fresh and fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 2003, lot 446.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 393 Cyprus

    1886: De La Rue Colour Trial for the Die I 30 paras value, printed in rose with lettering in green on unwatermarked wove paper with large part og. Fine and extremely rare Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 14 Feb 2009, lot 192.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 394 Cyprus

    1892/94: De La Rue Imperforate Plate Proof for 1 pi. value in carmine, Die II on wmk. Crown CA paper, large margins all round with Jubilee line at right, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 20 May 2010, lot 1925.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 395 Cyprus

    1893 (July 26): Essay prepared by De La Rue for proposed 5 s. value, based on Colonial standard universal key-plate as used for Gambia etc. with stamp in carmine and country name CYPRUS hand-painted in blue with pencil guide lines still apparent, the 5 s. Duty Plate being entirely hand-painted in Chinese White on pale blue lined background. The Crown Agents turned down the proposal on August 20, 1893. Illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2644 and in Wilfrid Castle's 'Cyprus'. A magnificent and beautiful Essay: unique.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 396 Cyprus

    1894/96: Bicoloured De La Rue Imperforate Proof on wove paper for the Die II ½ pi. value, printed in olive-green with lettering in deep mauve, large margins all round, wrinkles and paper adherence on part og. Very rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 397 Cyprus

    1894/96: Bicoloured set of 10 values, Die II, complete to 45 pi. grey-purple & blue, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 398 Cyprus

    1894/96: Bicoloured issue, the complete unused set of ten values, all in sheet marginal or corner marginal blocks of four, all showing Plate Number "3" in margin, 9 pi. slightly suffused colour otherwise all wonderfully fresh and fine, stamps unmounted og. A marvellous set Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 399 Cyprus

    1894/96: 2 pi. blue & purple, a used example on 1898 imprinted Cyprus Wine Company envelope to Beirut, tied by fine strike of circular POLI-TIS-KHRYSOKHOU / CYPRUS datestamp (March 23 date inverted) in black. Reverse with "Paphos" transit cds, Limassol transit and hooded "Beyrout / British Post Office" arrival (March 28) in black. Corner fault to cover at lower left but a remarkable and extremely rare County Post Office cancellation.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 14 Feb 2009, lot 235.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 400 Cyprus

    1893 (July 26): Bicoloured De La Rue Imperforate Proof on card paper for the Die II 18 pi. value, printed in greyish with lettering hand-painted in brown ink, large margins all round, an extremely rare working Proof. The Crown Agents accepted the proposal on August 20, 1893. Illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2644. A magnificent and rare Essay: unique.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 401 Cyprus

    1900: Bicoloured issue, De La Rue Master Die Proof without country and Duty plate, printed in black on glazed white card, a stamp size example on card ex the De La Rue day-book dated "Aug 2nd 1900" in manuscript red ink with printing instructions (dated June 7) above. Very rare and most appealing.rnrnProvenance: DF, Geneva, 28 April 2009, lot 30357.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 402 Cyprus

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Country Name and Value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "30 SEP 02" in blue, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Minor rubs at top left otherwise fresh and fine, a rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 403 Cyprus

    1902: ½ pi. green & carmine, wmk. Crown CA, a Plate Proof in issued colour, imperforate with margin at right, fresh and very fine appearance, slight mark on gum, unmounted og. Rare: only the ½ pi. and 30 pa. are known imperforate.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 24 Feb 2009, lot 240.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 404 Cyprus

    1902/04: ½ pi. green & carmine, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four, variety: "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine, superb unmounted og., together with a single used example with the same variety. Rare Gi = £ 770+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 405 Cyprus

    1902/04: ½ pi. green & carmine (2), 30 pa. violet & green (2), 1pi. carmine & blue and 2 pi. blue & purple, all in used blocks of four with 'VR' or 'ER' Rural Service cancellations in black of 'Maratho Vouno', Pissouri or Tavros. An attractive and scarce group.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 406 Cyprus

    1902: 30 pa. violet & green, wmk. Crown CA, a Plate Proof in issued colour, an imperforate horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, fresh and very fine appearance, some red ink splashes on unmounted og. Rare: only the ½ pi. and 30 pa. are known imperforate.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Aphrodite', Spink, London, 14 Feb 2009, lot 241.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 407 Cyprus

    1902/04: 18 pi. black & brown, wmk. Crown CA, a used horizontal pair, marginal from base of sheet and showing Plate Number '1', neatly cancelled by "Larnaca" squared circle (May 27, 1904) in black. Scarce and fine, used in first month of issue. Gi = £ 340.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 408 Cyprus

    1902/04: Definitive set of ten values, wmk. Crown CA, largely fresh and fine with four values, including the 45 pi. sheet marginal, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 409 Cyprus

    1904/10: Definitive set of twelve values, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, with additional shdes of the 10 pa. and 30 pa., fresh and fine, superb large part og. Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 410 Cyprus

    1904/10: Watermark Multiple Crown CA, used examples all with variety "Broken Top Left Triangle" flaw, (Left pane, Row 7, Stamp 5), with 5 pa., 10 pa. in pair used at Troodos, ½ pi., 30 pa., 1 pi., 2 pi., 4 pi., 9 pi and 18 pi. values all showing the variety, a few with small imperfections but a scarce group Gi = £ 1'600+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 411 Cyprus

    1904/10: Short set from ½ pi. green & carmine to 45 pi. dull purple & ultramarine (10 values), all in Plate Number '1' corner blocks of four from corners of the sheet, with two shades of the 30 para (1904 and 1910 printings), some minor gum bends of no significance, all unmounted og. A rare asseembly with just the two cheaper values missing Gi = £ 1'400+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 412 Cyprus

    1912: De La Rue Master Die Proof, without Country Name and Value, printed in black on glazed white card, undated. Superb and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection W.L.E. Miller, RL, basel VI, 28 Oct 1977, lot 2433.rn                   Collection Chris Cruttwell, Argyll Etkin, London.rn                   DF, Geneva, 28 May 2009, lot 30374.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 413 Cyprus

    1912/15:  ½ pi, 30 pa., 2 pi., 4 pi., and 6 pi. values, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, each overprinted by SPECIMEN handstamp in violet (Type CY1), somewhat heavily mounted but extremely rare, part og.rnrnProvenance: DF, Geneva, 28 April 2009, lot 30379.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 414 Cyprus

    1912/15: 10 pa. orange & green, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example with variety: "Watermark Sideways", fresh and fine, an extremely rare stamp with less than a dozen examples recorded Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 24 June 1998, lot 0026.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 415 Cyprus

    1912/15: 1 pi. carmine & blue, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example from the 1915 printing, of fine colour and showing the variety: "Broken Bottom Left Triangle", large part og. Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 416 Cyprus

    1912/15: 12 pi. chestnut & black, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example (Row 10, stamp 6), of fine colour and showing the variety: "Broken Bottom Left Triangle", superb large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 417 Cyprus

    1912/15: 45 pi. dull purple & ultramarine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example from lower right corner of the sheet, of fine colour and showing the variety: "Broken Bottom Left Triangle", minor bend in margin only, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 418 Cyprus

    1912/15: 45 pi. dull purple & ultramarine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused horizontal strip of three, marginal from lower right corner of the sheet, second stamp with Plate Number "1" below and third stamp showing "Broken Bottom Left Triangle" variety, slight bend between stamps otherwise superb, unmounted og. A very rare multiple Gi = £ 2'000+.rn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 419 Cyprus

    1921/23: 10 pa. orange & green, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example with variety: "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A rarity Gi = £ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 420 Cyprus

    1912/15: Definitive set of eleven values, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused set with aditional shades of 10 pa. ½ pi., 1 pi. and the scarce 9 pi., together with 10 pa., ½ pi., 1 pi., 2 pi. and 6 pi. values all showing "Broken Bottom Left Triangle" flaw unused with a further ½ pi. used example also exhibiting the same flaw. A few imperfections but a scarce assembly Gi = £ 1'600+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 421 Cyprus

    1912/15: Definitive issue, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, the set of ten (excl. the 45 pi.) all in Plate Number "1" unused blocks of four from 10 pa. to 4 pi., 6 pi. in a separated block of four, scarce 9 pi. in a marginal Plate Number strip of three and a marginal block of four, 12 pi. in a Plate Number strip of three, 18 pi. in a Plate number pair, all with large part or unmounted og. Generally fine, a scarce group Gi = £ 640+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 422 Cyprus

    1921/23: 30 pa. violet & green, an unused example, marginal from top of sheet, showing variety: "Watermark Inverted", slight mark on face possibly from cancellation, but of fine appearance and the variety clearly showing in margin, without gum. A rare stamp mint or used Gi = £ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: DF, Geneva, 28 April 2009, lot 30386.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 423 Cyprus

    1921/23: 2 pi. carmine & blue, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example overprinted SPECIMEN in black with 'abnormal' Type D9 rather than the normal UPU supply overprinted Type D12, fresh and fine, unused without gum. Illustrated in Marcus Samuel 'Specimen Stamps of the Crown Colonies' on plate 14. Rare.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 424 Cyprus

    1921/23: Definitive set of fifteen, wmk. Multiple Script CA, fresh and fine with additional (and scarce) 9 pi. yellow-brown & carmine and 30 pa. green and 1 pi. carmine & blue each showing "Broken Bottom Left Triangle" varieties, large part or unmounted og. A scarce assembly Gi = £ 1'245.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 425 Cyprus

    1921/23: Definitive issue, wmk. Multiple Script CA, the set of fifteen values all in multiples, all with Plate "1" in margin excl. 18 pi,, with 10 pa. in both colours in blocks of four from top right of sheet with requisition numbers, 30 pa. violet & green in a block of four and of six, the former showing "Broken Bottom Left Triangle", 30 pa. green block of four and strip of three, 1 pi. carmine & blue block of four with requistion number '004' at top, 1 pi. violet & red in pair and strip of three, 1½ pi. in strip of three and block of four, 2 pi. (2) each from top right of sheet, 2¾ pi. in a strip of three and a block of four, 4 pi. in strip of three and block of four, 6 pi. with pair and block of four, 9 pi. in both shades each in lower right corner blocks of four showing "Broken Bottom Left Triangle" variety, 18 pi. in vertical pair and the rare 45 pi. in a strip of three showing "Broken Bottom Left Triangle" variety on third stamp; fresh and fine, a scarce and most appealing set Gi = £ 6'000+.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 426 Cyprus

    1921/23: 45 pi. dull purple & ultramarine, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a superb used example of good colour cancelled by "Lefkara" squared circle datestamp (April 3, 1934) in black. A very scarce stamp fine used Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 427 Cyprus

    1923: De La Rue Die Proof for the £ 1 value in black, stamp size imperforate example, printed in black on thick card paper. Extremely rare and very fine.rnrnProvenance: Collection Chris Cruttwell.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 428 Cyprus

    1923: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four of vibrant fresh colour, perfectly centred, large part og. with one stamp unmounted og. Just 1'682 stamps were issued and all remainders were burnt (ref. W. Castle). A magnificent and extremely rare multiple Gi = £ 5'600+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 429 Cyprus

    1923: £ 1 purple & black on red, a used example marginal from lower right corner of the sheet showing variety: "Broken Bottom Left Triangle", neatly tied to small piece by partial "Larnaca" circular datestamp (May, 1924) in black. Superb and extremely rare Gi = £ 14'000.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 Aug 1999, lot 1118.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 430 Cyprus

    1923: 10 s. green & red on yellow and £ 1 purple & black on red, the set of two values, each of fine fresh colour and large part og. The £ 1 signed A. Diena and L. Miro Gi = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 431 Cyprus

    1924: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four from upper right of sheet with Plate Number "1" and requisition number 100 in margin, of vibrant fresh colour, perfectly centred, stamps unmounted og. A lovely multiple Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrnProvenance: Renato Mondolfo (1986).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 432 Cyprus

    1924: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Country name and value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated in pencil manuscript "18/3/24", endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black. A rare and splendid Proof.rnrnProvenanace: DF, Geneva, 28 April 2009, lot 30390.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 433 Cyprus

    1924/28: Colour Trial for the 1 piastre value on wmk. Multiple Script CA paper, perf. 14, printed in chestnut brown and grey, fresh and very fine, slightest of wrinkles on superb large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Chris Cruttwell.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 434 Cyprus

    1928: £ 5 black on yellow, an unused example of excellent centering and colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A rare stamp in wonderful quality Gi = 3'750.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 435 Cyprus

    1928: £ 5 black on yellow, a sheet marginal example used on 1928 Registered & Insured cover to Huddersfield tied by "Larnaca / Cyprus" circular datestamp (March 24) in black. Registration label at lower left and Insured label in red at left. Reverse with five removed red wax seals and sender's notation. A wonderful cover of great rarity.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 436 Cyprus

    1924/28: Definitive set of 21 values from ¼ pi. grey & chestnut to £ 1 purple & black on red, all fresh and fine unused, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (in red on the ¾ pi. value), large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 437 Cyprus

    1928 (Feb 1): 50th Anniversary of British Rule, the set of ten values to £ 1 in unused horizontal pairs, the £ 1 value with requisition number 116, fresh and very fine, large part og. One of the most lovely sets in British Colonial philately Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 240.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 438 Cyprus

    1928 (Feb 1): 50th Anniversary of British Rule, the set of ten values to £ 1 unused, fresh and very fine, large part og. One of the most lovely sets in British Colonial philately Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 439 Cyprus

    1934 (Dec 1): Pictorial definitive set of 11 values, all perforated SPECIMEN diagonally, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 440 Cyprus

    1934 (Dec 1): Vouni Palace ¼ pi. ultramarine & orange-brown, a used vertical pair showing variety: "Imperforate Between Horizontally", lightly cancelled by "Limassol" datestamp (Jan 15, 1935) in black. Fresh and very fine. Extremely rare, this being the sole recorded used pair Gi = £ 32'000.rnrnNote: 6 pairs are recorded, five unused and one used (W.T.F. Castle).
    Starting bid : 8,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 21,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 441 Cyprus

    1934 (Dec 1): Salamis ½ pi. green, an unused vertical pair showing variety: "Imperforate Between Horizontally", fresh and very fine, hinged on upper stamp only, large part og. Extremely rare - just 5 mint pairs are recorded Gi = £ 18'000.rnrnNote: 6 pairs are recorded, five unused and one used (W.T.F. Castle).
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF
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