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  • Lot# : 642 Gibraltar

    1889 (Aug 1): 25 c. on 2½ d. bright blue, an unused block of four showing first and third stamps normal, second stamp with both "Short "I" and "5" with Short Foot" variety (Row 6, Stamp 2), fourth stamp with "5 with Short Foot" variety, fresh and very fine positional multiple, large part og. Gi = £ 460+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 643 Gibraltar

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    1889: 50 cs. on 6 d. bright lilac, a horizontal pair, first stamp diagonally bisected, used on 1898 registered cover from Tangier to Scotland tied by oval REGISTERED / TANGIER datestamp (Aug 20) in black with additional strike at lower left. Oval 'R' of despatch and 'Registered / London' transit (Aug 24) also on obverse of cover. Philatelic but scarce. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 644 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 5 cs. green an unused example with variety "Inverted Watermark", superb large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 645 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: Definitive set of twelve complete, wmk. Crown CA, unused in blocks of four, mostly with Plate Numbers "1" or "2" in margin, 50 cs. in a block of six, the 1 p. bistre in a block of eight, all fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive set Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 646 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 10 cs. carmine, an unused block of four with variety "VALUE OMITTED", fresh and very fine, a famous multiple and very possibly the only such now in existence, barest trace of hinge at top, the lower pair superb unmounted og. A rare and spectacular block in the foremost Exhibition quality Gi = £ 28'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3474.rn 
    Starting bid : 12,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 647 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 10 cs. carmine, a diagonally bisected example used on 1891 cover to Germany endorsed 'Book Post' with flap tucked in, tied by 'TANGIER' circular datestamp (Jan 16) in black. Reverse with Stuttgart arrival cds. Scarce and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 648 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 40 cs. orange-brown and 50 cs. bright lilac, the former with fault at top right, each showing vastly misplaced Duty Plates at base where the value has slipped and is crossed by both the inner and outer frame lines at base. Slight aging on large part og. but exceedingly rare and unlisted varieties.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 588.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 649 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 50 cs. bright lilac, a diagonally bisected marginal example showing Plate Number "1" at top, used on 1892 cover to Germany tied by 'TANGIER / A26' duplex (March 24) in black. 'Gibraltar' transit cds at left (same day) and reverse with Madrid transit cds (March 28) and Stadthagen arrival cds (March 31). Rare.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 650 Gibraltar

    1895: De La Rue Imperforate Proof of the 2 pesetas, printed in grey-blue on unwatermarked gummed paper, signed "G.N." in red ink in margin above; the value "2 PESETAS" being entirely hand-painted, this Essay presumably part of the proposal made in March 1895 for the new value (issued in 1896 in black & carmine) with the colour being utilised for the 5 peseta. Minor bends but with superb large part og. Exceptional and of great scarcity.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 651 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): Sterling definitive set of seven values, wmk. Crown CA, the unused set in blocks of four, extremely fresh and fine but for slight graze in Duty plate of the 1 s., the 4 d. block with "Small "F" in FOUR" variety on one stamp, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 760.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 652 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): Sterling ½ d. grey-green, a used vertical pair on 1900 cover to Mazagan, Morocco tied by "Gibraltar / A26" duplexes (March 26). Reverse with Tangier cds and fine MAZAGAN-MOROCCO arrival cds (March 29).
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 653 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): 1 d. carmine, wmk. Crown CA, a fine used example with variety "Inverted Watermark", lightly cancelled by 'Registered / Gibraltar' datestamp in black. Extremely fine and scarce Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 654 Gibraltar

    1898 (Oct 1): 2½ d. bright ultramarine, wmk. Crown CA, a fine unused example with variety "Inverted Watermark", fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 655 Gibraltar

    Sterling Currency 1898 (July): Imperforate Colour Trial for the 4 d. value in orange-brown on watermarked Crown CA paper, marginal at left, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3439.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 550.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 656 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR POSTAGE, the frame, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black, pale blue and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. Four Essays were submitted to the Crown Agents in August 1901 and sent on to the Gibraltar Government, who replied to De La Rue on January 16, 1902 selecting this Key Plate design but with the proviso that '& REVENUE' be added. Unique and splendid Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 657 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR POSTAGE at top, the frame, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black and pale blue with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. Four Essays were submitted to the Crown Agents in August 1901 and sent on to the Gibraltar Government, who replied to De La Rue on January 16, 1902 selecting the Key Plate design as issued. Unique and splendid unadopted Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 658 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR at top, the frame and POSTAGE & REVENUE, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. Four Essays were submitted to the Crown Agents in August 1901 and sent on to the Gibraltar Government, who replied to De La Rue on January 16, 1902 selecting the Key Plate design as issued. Unique and splendid unadopted Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 798a.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 659 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Duty Plate for ½ d. to 1 s. values, printed in black on white glazed card, dated "6 NOV. 02" in blue and endorsed AFTER / HARDENING in black at right. Fresh and very fine Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 599.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 660 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in black on white glazed card, cut down working Proof (56 x 34 mm.) from the printer's Day book, dated "Jan 23, 1903" and initialled in pencil, stained at right but rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 833.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz,
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 661 Gibraltar

    1903: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in black on white glazed card, dated "31 MAR 03" in blue and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fresh and very fine Proof.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1430.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 662 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Colour Trial for 2 d. value, imperforate on watermark Crown CA paper, printed in purple on red, the colour selected for the £ 1 value, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1435.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 663 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Colour Trial for 2 d. value, imperforate on watermark Crown CA paper, printed in dull purple with Duty Plate in carmine, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1434.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 664 Gibraltar

    1902 (Dec): Reconstruction of the Colour Trial Appendix Sheet B, which was cut up and sold in 1975, with the 2 d. and 2 s. values for the May 1903 issue, with Imperforate Colour Trials for the 2 d. value (11) and 2 s. (7) all on Crown CA watermarked paper; five being from the original Appendix Sheet (illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3267) with the 2 d. Trials annotated for the values as issued - 6 d. and 1 s.; the Shilling values in a variety of different colours with the selected 4 s. and £ 1. Fresh and very fine, all with large part og. Splendid research by Paul Kayfetz and great diligence shown in putting this back to it's former glory.rnrnProvenance: Some Trials ex collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel, 30 Oct 1976, ex lots 3488-3496.rn                   Some ex the 'Hetherington' sale, RL, Basel, 7 April 1978, lot 2337-2340.rn                   '4 s.' and '£ 1' ex collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 28 May 1987, lots 809 and 810.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 4,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 665 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 2 s. / £ 1 values, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR at top, the frame and POSTAGE & REVENUE, decoration all hand-painted in black, pale blue and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, Duty Plate left blank, on thick card with frame for presentation purposes. Marked "C"at upper left and dated "AUGUST 8-1901" in ink at upper right. The file copy illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3265. Minor aging on the 'perforations' but a unique and important Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 801.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 666 Gibraltar

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Duty Plate for 2 s. - £ 1 values, printed in black on white glazed card, dated "3 DEC. 02" in blue and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right. Fresh and very fine Proof.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1986, lot 1431.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 667 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 2 s. green & blue, wmk. Crown CA, a used horizontal pair sharing complete oval "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamp (May 31, 1903) in black. A charming and scarce pair Gi = £ 525.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 668 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 4 s. dull purple & green, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four from lower right of sheet with Plate Number "1" in margin, of fresh colour, superb appearance, minor wrinkle on unmounted og. Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 669 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): The set of ten values to £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Crown CA, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Types D12 & D14) in black, fresh colours and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 670 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): Definitive set of ten values to £ 1, wmk. Crown CA, an unused set of good colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 671 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 4 s. dull purple & green, a fine used example on 1909 registered cover to Paris tied by "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamp (Oct 30) in black. Reverse with Paris arrival cds (Nov 5). Scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 672 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): 8 s. dull purple & black on blue, an unused example with Plate Number "1" in sheet margin, fresh and very fine but for minor bend in margin only, unmounted og. Signed Roumet Gi = £ 170.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 673 Gibraltar

    1903 (May 1): £ 1 dull purple & black on red, wmk. Crown CA, an unused horizontal pair from lower left corner of sheet with Plate Number "1" in margin, of fresh colour, superb appearance, large part og. with one stamp unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 674 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 1 d. dull purple on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example with variety "Watermark Inverted", a fine example of a very scarce stamp Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 675 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 2½ d. purple & black on blue chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused interpanneau corner block of four, third stamp showing variety "Large "2" in ½", fine appearance, unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 700+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 676 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 1 s. black & carmine on ordinary paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused corner block of twelve (3 x 4) with Plate number "1" in sheet margin, fresh and fine, large part og. with eight stamps unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 780.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 677 Gibraltar

    1904/08: 4 s. deep purple & green on chalky paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused corner block of four from top right of sheet with Plate number "1" in margin, of fresh colour and superb large part og. with lower two stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'400+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1996, lot 1462.
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 678 Gibraltar

    1904/08: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example of good colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D14) in black, further overprinted in Lisbon prior to despatch to a Portuguese Colony with "ULTRAMAR" in black. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 679 Gibraltar

    1904/08: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, used on 1904 registered cover to Germany, tied by oval "Registered / Gibraltar" datestamp (Sept 29, 1904) in black. Reverse with Radebeul / Oberlössnitz arrival cds (Oct 4). Two small holes in cover at right not greatly affecting the appearance, philatelic but nevertheless rare Gi = £ 700+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3508.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 680 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 1 d. carmine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example, variety "Watermark Sideways", cancelled by cds in black (Sept 1911), trace of thin but an extremely rare stamp Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 871.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 681 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 1 d. carmine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused and used example, each showing variety "Large "2" in ½", fine large part og., the used example lightly cancelled in black Gi = £ 420.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 682 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 6 d. dull & bright purple, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused corner marginal block of four with Plate number "1", superb with three stamps unmounted og. A very scarce multiple Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 683 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 6 d. dull & bright purple, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example on large piece of registered cover, tied by "Registered / Gibraltar" oval datestamp (Feb 4, 1913) in black. A very scarce stamp used Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 684 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 4 s. black & carmine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example with variety "Watermark Reversed", tiny perf. fault at base otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'800.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 685 Gibraltar

    1906/11: 8 s. purple & green, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four, corner marginal from lower left of sheet showing Plate number "1" in margin, fresh and very fine, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'000+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18 Jan 1996, lot 1484.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 686 Gibraltar

    1912: De La Rue Master Die Proof without Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "5 MAR. 12" in blue and endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Fresh and fine, a rare Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3532.rn                   Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 881.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 687 Gibraltar

    1912/24: ½ d. yellow-green, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example variety "Watermark Inverted", lightly cancelled in black (Dec 24, 1914). A few slightly blunted perfs. at base but a fine example of an extremely scarce stamp, only recorded used Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 688 Gibraltar

    1912/24: Definitive issue, wmk. Crown CA, an unused set of ten values to the £ 1 dull purple & black on red, with additional shades of ½ d., 2½ d., the four shades of the 1 s. (excl. Gi 81a), Plate number "1" corner examples of the 2 s. and 8 s. and a fine £ 1; largely fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 475+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 689 Gibraltar

    1912/24: 2½ d. blue, wmk. Crown CA, an unused block of four with part sheet margin at top, variety "Imperforate" (of Proof status), fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 690 Gibraltar

    1912/24: £ 1 dull purple and black on red, wmk. Crown CA, unused examples (2), one from lower left corner of the sheet, the other from lower right, each showing Plate number "1" in margin, fresh and fine, unmounted og. One signed A. Diena Gi = £ 280+.rnrnProvenance: Renato Mondolfo.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 691 Gibraltar

    1918 (April 15): WAR TAX on ½ d. green, an unused block of four, variety "Overprint Double", with slightly separated interpanneau margin at right, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare and attractive multiple Gi = £ 3'600+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 672.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 692 Gibraltar

    1921/27: Definitive set of eleven values, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused set all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 693 Gibraltar

    1921/27: 1½ d. chestnut, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a fine used example showing Duty Plate variety: "THREE HALFPENCE Double and Misplaced to Base", lightly cancelled by part "Registered / Gibraltar" oval datestamp leaving this most unusual error clear. Rare Gi = unlsited
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 694 Gibraltar

    1921/27: 8 s. dull purple & green, an unused block of four of vibrant fresh colour, some splitting and 500slightest of rubs on fourth stamp mentioned for full accuracy only, large part og. An attractive multiple Gi = £ 2'600.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 695 Gibraltar

    1925/32: Colour Changes & New Values, wmk. Multiple Script CA, the unused set of seven to the £ 5, with 1 s. and 2 s. perf. SPECIMEN, balance of the five values to £ 5 all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D16x) in black, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 696 Gibraltar

    1927: £ 1 red-orange & black, an imperforate Colour Trial Proof example on watermark Multiple Script CA paper, on piece from the De La Rue archive, with manuscript below "Approved for Colour C.H.W. 26.10.27" in ink, fresh and very fine. The Proof has been lifted for checking and hinged back into place. Illustrated in 'The De La RuE Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3275. Rare and most attractive.rnrnProvenance: 'Hetherington' sale, RL, Basel VI, 7 April 1978, lot 2372.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 702.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 697 Gibraltar

    1925/32: £ 5 violet & black, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example of good fresh colour, typically slightly browned large part og. A fine example of this iconic and rare stamp Gi = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 698 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, Die Proof of the completed design for the 1 d. value in red-brown (issued in scarlet), imperforate on ungummed watermarked Multiple Script CA toned paper, affixed to paper ex the De La Rue archives with manuscript "Approved 15/5/31" in ink at left for 1½ d. value. Minor bends but a rare and splendid Proof. Illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3277.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 961.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 732.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 699 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, photographic bromide file photograph for the 1 d. value, with small paper clip indentation at upper left, otherwise fine and rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 700 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, Die Proof of the completed design for the 1½ d. value in ultramarine (issued in red-brown), imperforate on unwatermarked cream wove paper (76 x 45 mm.), fresh and very fine. A delightful and attractive Proof.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 701 Gibraltar

    1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, Die Proof of the completed design for the 2 d. value in deep blue (issued in grey), imperforate on ungummed watermarked Multiple Script CA paper, affixed to paper ex the De La Rue archives with manuscript "Approved for Colour by Govt. of Gibraltar" in ink at right for the 3 d. value. A rare and splendid Proof, submitted on Jan 21, 1933. illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3277.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 967.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 702 Gibraltar

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee, the complete set of four values in blocks of four (three are corner marginal from lower left of sheet), the first stamp in each block showing the "Extra Flagstaff" variety, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 703 Gibraltar

    1943: Pictorial 2 d. grey, perf. 13, wmk. Multiple Script CA sideways, an unused block of four with lower left stamp showing variety "A of CA Missing from Watermark", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 1'700.rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 521.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 704 Gibraltar

    1938/51: 6 d. carmine & grey-violet, wmk. Multiple Script CA, perf. 14 x 14, an unused block of twelve from the lower right corner of the sheet with full 'De La Rue' imprint in margin, fresh and very fine, hinged for protection with six stamps unmounted og. A rare large multiple Gi = £ 1'440.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 705 Gibraltar

    1938/51: 2 s. black & brown, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a used example with variety: "Bird on the Memorial" (Row 9, stamp 3), lightly cancelled leaving the variety clear. Corner perf. crease but scarce Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 706 Gibraltar

    1938/51: 10 s. black & blue, wmk. Multiple Script CA, a used example with variety: "Broken Second "R" in Gibraltar" (Plate 2, Row 9, stamp 4), cancelled in black but leaving the variety clear. Scarce Gi = £ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 707 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 4 d. orange- brown, two examples used on small piece of registered postal stationery envelope, tied by bold strike of oval "REGISTERED / MOGADOR" datestamp  (4 May, 1888) in black. Slight wrinkles but exquisite and very rare Gi Z75d = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 708 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 5 cs. green used on Gibraltar 5 cs. green on buff postal stationery card used to Stuttgart cancelled by 'MOGADOR' cds in black (April 1, 1891) in black. Tangier transit cds (April 6) and Gibraltar transit cds (April 7) and partial arrival all on obverse of an attractive card.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 709 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 6 d. deep purple, a used example of delightful appearance, boldly cancelled by TANGIER cds (July 13) in black Gi Z125 = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 710 Gibraltar

    1886 (Jan 1): 1 s. yellow-brown, a used example of rich colour, neatly cancelled by TANGIER cds (Feb 7, 1887) in black. A gem Gi Z126 = £ 650.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Duveen, RL, Basel VI, 30 Oct 1976, lot 3432.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 711 Gibraltar

    Spanish Currency 1889/96: 5 p. slate-grey, a used block of four together with a single 1 p. bistre, tied to small piece by "TANGIER / A26" duplexes in black. Scarce and fine, a most attractive piece Gi Z149+Z152 = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 712 Hongkong

    1941 (Nov): Covers (3) all addressed to Bangkok, Thailand, with earliest cover franked by 1941 Centenary 15 c. pair tied by 'Victoria' cds (Nov 5) with OPENED BY CENOR label in red at left; second cover (Nov 25) sent registered with definitive 1938 25 c. bright blue pair and Centenary 5 c. with OPENED BY CENSOR in black; third cover with 1938 25 c. bright blue pair and Centenary $ 1 blue & orange tied by 'Victoria' cds (Nov 28) and same Censor. A scarce trio.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 713 India

    1840 (July 6): Entire letter from Calcutta to Bordeaux endorsed "Via Bombay and the Persian Gulf", with red rate box on reverse "Steam Postage - 9 / Inland Ditto 16 / Total 1 r. 7 a." filled in manuscript, framed INDIA in red and 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranée' in red, charged '29' décimes in manuscript on arrival (Sept 3).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 714 Mauritius

    1844: Entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux struck with fine circular MAURITIUS / POST OFFICE cds in black (Oct 17), endorsed 'via England, p. Lysander', with London transit cds in red (Jan 15, 1845) and straight line SHIP LETTER in black on reverse, struck there with framed "COLONIES / &c. ART 12' in red with British manuscript charge 1/4d.' in ink. Rate altered from double to triple on arrival in France and charged '55' décimes due in manuscript.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 715 India

    1856: 4 a. grey black in vert. strip of three, good perf, tied by "B/57" numeral to cover from Calcutta (DE 26 62) via London (FE 16 63) to New York (MAR 5), endorsed "via Southampton", "16 cents" accountancy in red alongside, reverse with Chupram despatch cds (23 DEC 1862) in red. A fine letter carried from Chuprah (23.12.1862) - Calcutta (25.12.), one day too late for the P&O "Simla", 9.1.63 per P&O "Bengal" - Madras (13./14.1.) - Galle (16./18.1.) - Aden (26.1.) - Suez (1.2.) - Overland Mail, 5th phase - Alexandria (4.2.) per P&O "Ripon" - Malta (7.2.) - Gibraltar (11.2.) - Southampton (16.2.) - London (16.2.) per Inman line "City of New York" - New York (5.3.). 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 716 India

    1856: 4 a. grey black, good perf with large part of neighbouring stamp, tied by private "Stamped" and "B/1" numeral in blue to cover to Mauritius with manuscript "p. Erymanthe via Aden" (French vessel) and framed INDIA PAID in red alongside, reverse with Calcutta cds (D 2 1864) in red and "MAURITIUS JA 5 65" arrival cds in blue. "6d / TO PAY" due, a fine and fresh part paid cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 717 India

    Missent 1892: Germany 5 pf. stationery card up-rated with further 5 pf. green tied by 'Braunschweig' cds addressed to Soro (Denmark). Card was missent to Soro (India) and was struck by SEA POST OFFICE / B datestamps (Type 7) four times: Carried by 'Oriental' (Dec 27) at Suez again on returning 'Oriental' at Bombay (Jan 1, 1893), then the 'Peninsular' (Feb 7) at Aden and lastly carried by the 'Siam' (April 1) at Bombay and the cover mailed on to correct address in Denmark, arriving after a four month journey. Struck with good strike of framed MISSENT IN / INDIAN MAIL in black and also with two Dead Letter Office / Calcutta handstamps. A few faults as to be expected, an extraordinary usage.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 718 India

    1936 (Aug. 22): Crash of Imperial Airways flying boat 'Scipio' at Mirabella Bay Crete, two covers from India to England, stamps partly floated off, one showing two line capital handstamp DAMAGED BY / SEA WATER, other with boxed DAMAGED BY IMMERSION  / IN SEA WATER I.S.', both in black Nierinck 360822 g+i.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 719 India

    1937: Inauguration of New Dehli, compl. set of six values, as singles, in marginal blocks of four and a booklet, fresh and fine example in unmounted mint condition. Gi = £ 575.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 720 India

    1948: Official booklet containing the complete Gandhi set of four values hinged into allotted spaces, all handstamped 'Specimen' below Portrait. Extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 721 India

    1866/94: Small study collection Jammu and Kashmir, few hundred stamps used/unused, showing various colour shades, strips of three, blocks of four, cancellations and six stationery items with additional frankings, furthermore one envelope from Afghanistan as well as some doubtful items, nevertheless an opportunity for a new collector to start in this field, on album pages.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 722 India

    India Feudatory and Convention States 1879/1945ca.: Collection hundreds stamps used/unused incl. Poonch, Jind 1876 three values in blocks of four, Sirmoor, Alwar, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Kishangar, Idar, Bundi with Daggers and Sacred Cows, Rajahstan overprints, Duttia with 1897 Ganesha set, Bijawar, Charkhari Daggers, Orchha with 1935 set up to 25 r., Indore, Bhopal, Barwani, Soruth, Morvi, Bhor, Cochin, Travancore, Hydarabad, Bhamra and Las Bela, in addition convention states such as Chamba, Patiala, Jind up to 2 r., and Gwalior up to 2 r., a well written up collection.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 723 India

    1869/1987: Range of covers/cards (50), with 1869 entire to France showing superb "GB/1F 66c." Accountancy mark in blue, 1870 cover with three colour 11 a. franking from Chouk to Baghdad, 1881 cover to Switzerland with 1 a. brown and 2 a. orange with ADEN CAMP despatch cds, small range of off-cover ½ a. green used in Linga (7), 1894 2 a. 6 p. stationery envelope to Lucerne cancelled by superb MAHE cds, 1918 cover from Troops in Iraq with "Opened Under Martial law" label in green, 1944 Muscat set of fifteen unused, some Pakistan and Ceylon etc.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 724 India

    1854: 4 a., the lithographic imitation of the original Essay for the 1854 4 anna, produced circa 1890, a horizontal strip of six on yellowish wove paper, 180 x 94 mm., some minor imperfections but most attractive and scarce (Spence 3).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 725 India

    1854: 4 a. vermilion & blue on yellowish wove paper watermarked with 'Arms of Great Britain', a horizontal pair (pos. 7-8) with outer frame lines, from the 1891 reprint by lithographic transfer in sheets of 24, fresh and fine (Spence 13).rnrnProvenance: Collection J. A. Spence, RL, 7 Dec 1977, lot 1242.rn 
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 450.00 CHF

    Lot# : 726 India

    1854: 'Lion & Palm' Essay, the 1890 reprint in black on thin buff card paper (32 x 26 mm.), Die I, signed on reverse by Jal Cooper. Scarce (Spence 26 var).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 727 India

    1854: 1 a. printed in blue, the 1890 lithographed imitation on yellowish wove paper, an unused horizontal strip of three with CIM of 'Specimen' on reverse, corner bend and small closed tear at top not detracting from appearance (Spence 32).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 728 India

    1854: 2 a. emerald-green, the 1883 reprint, pulled from the original plate of the 2 annas, rough perf. 12½ on horizontally laid paper (Spence 81).
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 80.00 CHF

    Lot# : 729 India

    1854: ½ a. blue, the 1894 reprint of the Essay with crosses in upper corners, lithographed on yellowish wove paper, a sheet marginal block of four, positions 25-26/33-34, with EN of SPECIMEN printed on reverse (Spemce 99).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 730 India

    1854: ½ a. pirnted in red, the 1894 reprint of the Essay with crosses in upper corners, lithographed on yellowish wove paper, a sheet marginal block of four, positions 25-26/33-34, with EN of SPECIMEN printed on reverse (Spemce 129).
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 80.00 CHF

    Lot# : 731 India

    1854: 4 a., the lithographic imitation of the 1854 4 anna, produced in 1894, a block of six from lower right corner of the sheet dated 'April 1855', on yellowish paper watermarked 'Arms of Great Britain' showing part imprints, positions 16-18/22-24, slight bends and scissor cut between first two stamps but scarce (Spence 35).
    Starting bid : 375.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 370.00 CHF

    Lot# : 732 India

    1854: 4 a., the lithographic imitation of the 1854 4 anna using the Essay head, produced in 1894, a block of six from lower right corner of the sheet dated '1854', on yellowish paper watermarked 'Arms of Great Britain' showing part imprints and 'Facsimile Copy - 1894', positions 6-8/10-12, slight aging but attractive and scarce (Spence 62).
    Starting bid : 375.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 370.00 CHF

    Lot# : 733 India

    1854: ½ a. blue, the 1899 print by lithographic transfer a complete pane of thirty-two (8 x 4) on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper, with SPECIMEN printed on reverse, with manuscript 'Given me by Sir Sidney Burrard, Surveyor General' and initialled in pencil on reverse, light creasing but a spectacular multiple (Spence 95).rnrnNote: Sir Sidney Burrard, 1860-1943, was Surveyor General for India, known for calculating Aan accurate height of the mountains of the Himalayas.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 734 India

    1854: ½ a. and 1 a. composite sheets of sixteen, three sheets: one in blue, another in red and a third in black, all printed by lithographic transfer in 1890 showing a 32 mm. gap between the two rows on medium yellowish unwatermarked paper, slight age spots and each with pencil manuscript notations stating purchase from Eugene Klein in March 1939. Rare and most attractive trio (Spence 89/41, 90/42 and 91/43).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 735 India

    1854: ½ a. black, Essay with crosses in upper corners, 'Die Proofs' printed in 1890 in a horizontal strip of eight on yellowish thick parchment paper, vertical crease between fifth and sixth stamps, pencil manuscript endorsement 'From Sir Charles Stewart Wilson' on reverse, most attractive piece (Spence 84).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 736 India

    1854: Lithographed Essays pulled from the original Plate in December 1890 during Tapling's visit to India, a composite sheet in lake-red on parchment paper showing 2 a. designs both rectangular (D1) and octagonal design (D2) flanking the 4 a. (Die III) and the head only; wavy lined surround for the 4 anna, some light aging but of great rarity (Spence 6, 7, 8, 50c).
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 737 India

    1854: 4 a. aniline red & blue on yellowish rough wove paper, March 1891 reprint by lithographic transfer in a complete sheet of 24 (6 x 4), with position 24 showing the "Inverted Head" variety with 'Reprint, S.I.O. Calcutta, March 1891' imprint in blue at lower left. Some minor imperfections but rare and attractive (Spence 25, 26).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 738 India

    1890: 'Queen with Gothic Crown Essy', the 1922 impression with three examples printed in black (one is tête-bêche), on stout white card, the complete sheet (125 x 172 mm.), light overall aging but rare - just four sheets printed thus (Spence 12).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 739 India

    1921 (June 10): First Setting 9 p. pn 1 a. rose-carmine, vertical format block of sixteen (2 x 8) from lower right corner of the sheet, two stamps showing PIES / PIES error and two stamps showing NINE / NINE error, fold through interpanneau margin as usual, largely fresh and very fine, most stamps, including the two pairs of the errors unmounted og. A scarce positional piece Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 740 India

    1921 (June 10): 9 p. pn 1 a. rose-carmine, vertical format block of thirty-two (4 x 8) from lower right corner of the sheet, four stamps in second row showing PIES / PIES error, largely fresh and very fine, most stamps, including the errors, unmounted og. A scarce positional piece Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 741 Ionian Islands

    Ionian Islands 1845: Entire letter from Kerkyra to Patras with small CORFU cds of despatch in black (Nov 9), endorsed per Britiish Ship at lower left, struck with CROWN / PAID / AT / CORFU in black, a perfect strike, and rated '5 d.' prepaid in red manuscript alongside. Patras arrival on reverse. Central file fold but a charming entire Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF
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