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  • Lot# : 4101 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 4 d. pale bright blue on laid paper, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1861 cover to Port Elizabeth tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed GRAHAMS-TOWN datestamp and oval PORT ELIZABETH arrival datestamp in red (March 25). The adhesive with pre-printing paper fold, but a fine and very rare cover. Cert. BPA (2018).
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4102 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (March): Woodblock 4 d. pale bright blue on laid paper, a fine used example with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, used on 1861 cover addressed to Sir Baldwin Wake Walker in Simons Town, tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed CAPE TOWN despatch datestamp (May 3) in red alongside embossed seal of 'His Excellency the Governor Cape of Good Hope'. Rare and very fine, a delightful cover. Cert. BPA (2018).rnrnNote: Sir Baldwin Wake Walker (1802-1876) had a spectacular Naval career, at this date he was Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope & West Africa Station.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4103 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (April 12): Woodblock 4 d. deep bright blue on laid paper, an unused example with large margins all round and close but well clear at lower right, of fine impression (almost over-inked) and in an astonishing rich colour, tiny thin spot on the top of 'G' of GOOD mentioned for absolute accuracy and not impinging on the appearance in any way; fresh and very fine, unused without gum.  Similar in inking and shade to the other known unused example which was ex Riesco and Dale-Lichtenstein (lot 381), currently housed in the collection of Joseph Hackmey RDP. This example turned up in a general collection in the early 1960's, found by Robin Taylor of London & Brighton Auctions which he ran with Ted Proud, it remained in his estate until 1990. A magnificent example of this extremely rare stamp, with just two unused examples known. A world rarity of classic philately. Cert. BPA (1990) Gi = £ 120'000.
    Starting bid : 30,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 42,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4104 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (April 12): Woodblock 4 d. deep bright blue on laid paper, used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Small nick in margin at base and cleaned stain spot at lower left but of fine appearance. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4105 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (April 12): Woodblock 4 d. deep bright blue on laid paper, a used example with large even margins all round, of rich colour, suspicion of corner bend mentioned for accuracy and not affecting the appearance, cancelled in black. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1978) Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4106 Cape of Good Hope

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    Provisional Issue 1861 (April 12): Woodblock 4 d. deep bright blue on laid paper, used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. A fine example of a very rare stamp. Signed Calves. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4107 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red, 4 d. blue, 6 d. bright mauve and 1 s. bright emerald-green; the set of four values, all excluding the 1 d. in superb large margined square pairs, the 1 d. being a severed and rejoined pair with some thinning and slightly soiled margin, all individually overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D5) in black. Fresh colours and each with some paper adherence on reverse, small part og. A splendid and extremely rare set. Ex Gascoyne.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 50; Collection 'Salisbury', RL, Sept 1995, lot 1088.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 23,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4108 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red, an unused square pair, good margins all round and marginal at right with lined watermark, fresh colour and fine, large part g. Scarce and attractive Gi = £ 650+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4109 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red, an unused block of four, ample to large margins all round with sheet margin at left showing OST of POSTAGE watermark, fresh colour and fine, large part og. A charming multiple. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 1'300+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4110 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red, an unused block of six, ample to large margins all round, fresh colour and fine, one iron spot in margin and on the large part og. Scarce and attractive multiple. Signed A. Bolaffi, G. Oliva. Cert. A. Diena (1953) Gi = £ 1'950+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4111 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red, a spectacular unused block of 30 with good to large margins all round, marginal with TAGE of POSTAGE in marginal watermark, scissor cut between two stamps in margin only, superb resplendent colour, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 9'750+.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4112 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red, a used example with clear to good margins, used on 1864 repaired envelope to Cape Town tied by oval framed WYNBERG datestamp in black (Oct 27). Reverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds of receipt (same day). Endorsed on reverse 'Rev. D. Brown, Wynberg, Oct 1864'. A scarce 'drop letter' rate prior to the 1d. rate being extended to include eight other towns in December 1864. Despite faults, a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4113 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. brownish-red, a used block of four with marginal watermark lines, ample to very large margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. A fine and very scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'300+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 433.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4114 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. brownish-red, a used example with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1865 cover endorsed 'Immediate' within Cape Town, tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed PAARL despatch datestamp (Oct 25) in red and obverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' circular datestamp (same day) in black. File fold but a rare example of the local 1d. rate.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 490.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4115 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep brown-red, a block of four with clear to large margins all round, tiny age spot in margin, used on 1865 entire letter from Sir Lowry's Pass Station to Stellenbosch, cancelled by two fine strikes of the CGH obliterator in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' circular datestamp at right (July 1) and reverse with oval framed SIR LOWRY'S-PASS despatch in black (June 31, sic) and STELLENBOSCH arrival in black. A fine and rare cover, the contents are a monthly report, referring to the hire of a fellow road-worker and stating that 400 yards of road at the Pass had been recoated that month. A delightful and very scarce entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Maximus', Sothebys, Sept 1989, lot 444; Collection 'Lady Hope', DF, Nov 2003, lot 20344; Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink,. June 2012, lot 315.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4116 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep brown-red, wmk. Anchor sideways, a fine unused example with large margins all round, unused without gum. A scarce stamp. Signed A. Bolaffi, A. Diena Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4117 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. brownish-red, a fine unused pair with large even margins all round, of good colour, large part og. Scarce pair Gi = £ 1'300+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4118 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. brownish-red, a used example with ample to large margins, cancelled by PORT ELIZABETH circular datestamp (June 6, 1865) in black. A scarce and attractive usage Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4119 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue 1863/64: 4 d. deep blue, wmk. Anchor, an unused example with just clear margin at left and large on two sides, in a very deep rich shade, overprinted SPECIMEN in blue (Samuel type 5) struck at the base of Hope, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce. Cert. BPA (1980).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4120 Cape of Good Hope

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    1863/64: De La Rue 4 d. blue, a fine unused example in an unusual shade, good to large margins all round, unused without gum. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4121 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. blue, an unused pair, large margins all round and of fine fresh colour with signs of Plate wear, large part og. Signed Thier Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4122 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. deep blue, an unused block of four, large margins all round and sheet marginal showing the POST of POSTAGE in watermark, some gum creases but fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4123 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. deep blue, an unused block of four, large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp and sheet marginal showing the TAG of POSTAGE in watermark, some gum creases but fresh and very fine, large part og. A fine and attractive multiple. Signed A. Bolaffi, A. Diena, G. Oliva Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4124 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. deep blue, an unused block of six, large margins all round and sheet marginal showing the watermark lines, of fresh colour, minor gum bends and slight aging, large part og. A delightful multiple of superb appearance. Signed A. Bolaffi, G. Oliva. Cert. A. Diena (1953) Gi = £ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4125 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. blue, an unused pair, large margins all round, sheet marginal showing the watermark lines, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 650+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4126 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. blue, an unused pyramid block of four, large margins all round, in a fine pastel shade, large part og. A fine block Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4127 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. blue, a used example with good margins all round, used on 1864 cover addressed to 'Reverend Wm. Holford, Mount Coke, British Kaffaria' tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed GRAHAMS-TOWN datestamp in red (March 1). Mount Coke was near King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape, where a Methodist missionary building had been destroyed in the Kaffir Wars in 1839 and was later rebuilt. Small tear at top of envelope but an interesting unusually addressed cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4128 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. deep slate blue, used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by circular PORT ELIZABETH datestamp (Aug 12, 1864) in black, minor aging at right but a scarce and attractive usage. Scarce thus. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4129 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. steel blue, a used example in this scarce shade, large margins all round, cancelled in black. Scarce Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4130 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. steel blue, used example with close to large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at base, with very fine Perkins Bacon 1862 6 d. slate-lilac on blued paper used on 1865 registered cover to Port Elizabeth tied by CGH obliterators in black. Reverse with oval framed FRASERBURG despatch datestamp in black (July 27) and circular 'Port Elizabeth / Cape Colony' arrival cds in black (Aug 4). The cover sensibly cleaned to reduce staining but a splendid and extremely rare mixed issue franking of great beauty. Cert. BPA (2018).rnrnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, Feb 1958, lot 281; Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 478; Collection Mrs. Ad Indhusophon, Spink, May 1999, lot 238.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4131 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 6 d. bright mauve, a fine unused example with large margins all round, with manuscript "Specimen" in ink, believed applied by De La Rue for their own in-house records (see the article by the late Alan Drysdall in 'The London Philatelist', Jan-Feb, 2007 which accompanies the lot). A superb and rare stamp with large part og. Copy of Cert. BPA (2006).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4132 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 6 d. bright mauve, an unused example with large margins all round, of good fresh colour, showing the re-entry in lower right corner square with 'stroke in ornament' (Stevenson plate 11, fig. I/2), fresh and fine unused without gum. Cert. RPSL (1988) Gi = £ 425+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4133 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 6 d. bright mauve, an unused pair with large margins all round, slight black spot on gum on reverse otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 850+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4134 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 6 d. bright mauve, an unused block of eight with good to large margins all round, of fresh colour and appearance, minor gum creases as usual, large part og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 3'400+.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4135 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 6 d. bright mauve, an unused block of eight with large margins all round, sheet marginal showing the watermark lines and TAGE of POSTAGE, of fine delicate colour, some minor gum creases, large part og. A most attractive and scarce multiple Gi = £ 3'400+.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4136 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 6 d. bright mauve, a used example with good to large margins all round, of good fresh colour, showing the re-entry on 'A' and 'G' in POSTAGE (Stevenson plate 11, fig. III), minor bend otherwise fresh and fine, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterator in black. Scarce. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi = £ 500+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4137 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 6 d. bright mauve, a used pair, with large margins all round and sheet marginal with watermark lines, cancelled solely by CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE circular datestamp struck in black (Aug 21, 1864). Creased in centre margin but charming and very rare. Cert. RPSL (1927) Gi = £ 1'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection R.F.A. Riesco (1927); Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 477.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4138 Cape of Good Hope

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 4139 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. bright emerald green a fine unused example with large margins all round, with manuscript "Specimen" in ink, believed applied by De La Rue for their own in-house records (see the article by the late Alan Drysdall in 'The London Philatelist', Jan-Feb, 2007 which accompanies the lot). A superb and rare stamp with large part og. Cert. BPA (2006).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4140 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. bright emerald-green, an unused pair with good to large margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. Signed A. Bolaffi, A. Diena, G. Oliva Gi = £ 1'300+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4141 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. bright emerald-green, an unused pair with good to large margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 1'300+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4142 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. bright emerald-green, an unused pyramid block of four with good to large margins all round, of excellent resonant colour, usual minor gum bends, fresh and very fine, large part og. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 2'600+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4143 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. bright emerald-green, a used example with ample to large margins all round, lightly cancelled in black by CGH obliterator. Scarce stamp used Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4144 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. bright emerald-green, a used example with ample to large margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. Scarce stamp used Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4145 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. pale emerald-green, an unused example with large even margins all round, of good true colour, frersh and fine, slight gum stain at lower right, large part og. Signed R. Mondolfo Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4146 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. pale emerald-green, an unused pair with good to large margins all round and sheet marginal with watermark lines, of delicate true colour, fresh and very fine, superb, large part og. A rare stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 2'800+.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4147 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red, Trial Printing, wmk. Crown CC sideways and showing the sheet marginal line of watermark, unused example in a rich shade overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type 5) struck in blue. The stamp with small corner bend and gum crease with large part og. Fine appearance, superb and extremely rare - the sole other recorded example is the adjoining stamp to this, which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A rarity. Cert. RPSL (2006).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 55.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4148 Cape of Good Hope

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    Trial Printing 1864: 1 d. deep carmine-red on Crown CC paper, watermark sideways, the famous unused pair with ample to very large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp, of excellent rich colour and impression, fresh and very fine, large part og. with some colour from the sheet stored below on the gum. Tiny nick in margin only, well away from the design. An extremely rare multiple - this being the sole multiple recorded of this rarity. An extraordinary item, one of the key pieces of the Cape. Unique. Cert. RPSL (1966) Gi = £ 50'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, June 1934, lot 180; Collection C. Emerson Huston, Harmers, June 1961, lot 530; Certificate RPSL for His Excellency Armand Gazel (Maria de la Queillerie); Collection Maria de la Queillerie, Harmers, May 1970, lot 370; Harmers, London, 15 Dec 1998, lot 2648.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4149 Cape of Good Hope

    1864: 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Crown CC, an unused example, perforations scissor separated at top and at base, overprinted SPECIMEN in blue (DS2). Slightly rubbed, large part og. Scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 515.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4150 Cape of Good Hope

    1864: 6 d. pale lilac and 1 s. deep green, wmk. CC, fine unused examples each overprinted "Specimen" in manuscript ink, also an imperforate 1 s. deep green similarly overprinted "Specimen" diagonally in manuscript ink; all without gum. Scarce and very fine group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4151 Cape of Good Hope

    1864: De La Rue 1 s. Die Proof in black on white glazed card, endorsed in manuscript "before being improved" in red ink. Fine and rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 513.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4152 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/76: 1 s. deep bright green, imperforate Proof block of eight (4 x 2), marginal from left of sheet on surfaced paper and overprinted CANCELLED in black, produced for the 1872 South Kensington Exhibition of Fine Arts. Fresh and fine unused without gum. Scarce and most attractive block.rnrnProvenance: F. W. Collins.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4153 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 1 d. rose-red, wmk. CC, an unused block of six (3 x 2), fresh colour and superb og. with most unmounted og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 780+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4154 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 1 d. carmine-red, four examples in a rich shade (almost over-inked), used on 1868 cover to Graaf Reinett tied by numeral "1" obliterators with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds below (July 2) and oval framed GRAAFF REINET arrival datestamp in red (July 7). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4155 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/67: 6 d. lilac, wmk. CC, an unused block of twelve (4 x 3) in a deep rich shade, marginal from left of sheet, fresh and fine but for minor gum wrinkles not affecting appearance, superb og. with five stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 2'700+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4156 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 6 d. lilac, wmk. CC, a fine used example sharing small piece with Orange Free State 1877 '4' on 6 d. rose (Gi. 13), cancelled by '8' numeral obliterator of Jagersfontein in black. Unusual and appealing piece.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4157 Cape of Good Hope

    Griqualand West 1864/77: 6 d. deep lilac, two horizontal pairs, one with faults, used on 1874 cover (Birdseye correspondence) from De Beers to London tied by 'leaf' obliterators in black with DE BEERS N.R. circular datestamp alongside (Nov 7) in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (Nov 13) in black and 'London / Paid' arrival datestamp (Dec 15) in red all on obverse. Closed spike hole on face panel but a very scarce cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 524; 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 111.rnrnNote: In 1874, Barney Barnato, one of the founders of the modern firm of DE BEERS, founded 'Barnato Brothers, Dealers in Diamonds and Brokers in Mining Property'.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4158 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 6 d. violet, wmk. CC, a fine used horizontal example, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and fine, lightly cancelled in black. A rare stamp Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4159 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 1 d. carmine-red in a horizontal pair and single 6 d. lilac used on delightful 1880 hand illustrated envelope with complete contents showing coloured portrait of Warrior "Light Infantry / Kaffraria" to Cognac, France, tied by Cape Town / Cape Colony' numeral "1" obliterators (Sept 21); with the 1 d. pair impaled on end of the spear and the 6 d. applied on the shield. Split rate '2½ d.' handstamp in red on front and reverse with London transit (Oct 12) and arrival. Delightful cover with equally interesting contents showing Scots piper and the musical score for "Hot Punch" and part message 'I being the only employee in the firm having any pretensions to stamp collecting..'. Small faults of no great significance on such an appealing item.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 163.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4160 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 1 s. green, wmk. CC, an unused block of six (2 x 3), marginal from base of sheet showing current number '17', of fresh colour, one stamp with natural black spot in margin, large part og. with lower block of four unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'250+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 519; Collection 'Franschhoek', Spinks, June 2012, lot 339.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4161 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 1 s. green, wmk. CC, an unused example, variety "Watermark Inverted", centred to right, part og. Scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4162 Cape of Good Hope

    Griqualand West 1864/77: 1 d. carmine-red in a horizontal pair with single 1 s. green, used on 1871 cover from Diamond Fields to Philadelphia, USA via London, tied by triangular handstamps with 1/1 d. rate marked in manuscript red crayon. Oval framed DIAMOND FIELDS despatch in black (May 2) and 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit (May 11) alongside. 'London / Paid' transit in red (July 10) and US "2 / CENTS" credit handstamp on front of a fine and very rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 522.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4163 Cape of Good Hope

    1871/76: De La Rue Die Proof for ½ d. value in black on glazed white card, handstamped 'Oct 5. 1875' and AFTER HARDENING, initialled at base 'A. M. D.' in ink. A fine and scarce Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 539.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4164 Cape of Good Hope

    1871/76: De La Rue Die Proof for 4 d. value in black on glazed white card, handstamped 'Feb 15. 1876.'. The Dale-Lichtenstein collection had a Proof for this value struck the following day with 'Before Hardening'. A fine and scarce Proof.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4165 Cape of Good Hope

    1871/76: 5 s. dull yellow-orange, an imperforate De La Rue Colour Trial on watermarked CC paper (showing marginal rule), fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce and appealing Proof.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Isues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 18.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4166 Cape of Good Hope

    1871/76: 5 s. bright orange, imperforate Proof block of twelve (6 x 2) separated by interpanneau margin, on surfaced paper and overprinted CANCELLED in black, produced for the 1872 South Kensington Exhibition of Fine Arts. Central crease in margin only and a couple of trivial age spots, fresh and fine unused without gum. Scarce and most attractive block.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4167 Cape of Good Hope

    1871/76: ½ d. grey-black, two complete panes of 60 stamps (6 x 10), one from top right of sheet with Plate Number '1' in margin and full interpanneau margin at base; the second block of 60 from top left of sheet with current number '43' and full interpanneau margin at base. Fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Scarce multiples Gi = £ 4'800.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4168 Cape of Good Hope

    1871/76: ½ d. grey-black, wmk. CC, an unused example centred to base, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and fine, part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4169 Cape of Good Hope

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    1871/76: 4 d. ultramarine, wmk. CC, a fine unused block of twelve (3 x 4) of resonant colour, fresh appearance, superb og. with lower nine stamps unmounted og. Rare and most attractive multiple. Cert. BPA (2006) Gi = £ 4'500+.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4170 Cape of Good Hope

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    1874 (Sept 1): Provisional ONE PENNY in red on 6 d. deep lilac, an unused vertical pair, marginal from left of sheet with surcharge severely shifted, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare and most appealing multiple. Cert. BPA (1985) Gi = £ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4171 Cape of Good Hope

    1876 (Nov): Provisional ONE PENNY on 1 s. green, a fine unused block of four from upper right of sheet with oval Plate number '1' in margin, fresh colour and superb, large part og. A delightful multiple Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4172 Cape of Good Hope

    1879 (Nov 1): Provisional THREE PENCE in red on 4 d. blue, a fine unused block of four of fresh colour, hinge remnants, large part og. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 750+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4173 Cape of Good Hope

    1879 (Nov 1): Provisional THREE PENCE in red on 4 d. blue, a fine unused block of six, marginal from left of sheet and of fresh vivid colour, couple of minor blunted perfs. at base, large part og. A very scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 1'140+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4174 Cape of Good Hope

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    1879 (Nov 1): Provisional THREE PENCE in red on 4 d. blue, a fine example showing variety "Surcharge Double", fresh colour, unused without gum. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1990) Gi = £ 13'000.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4175 Cape of Good Hope

    1880 (Feb): Provisional THREE PENCE in black on 4 d. dull rose, an unused block of six of vibrant colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4176 Cape of Good Hope

    1880 (July 1): 3 d. dull rose, wmk. CC, a fine unused block of four of excellent fresh colour, superb large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A choice multiple Gi = £ 1'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Francshhoek', Spinks, June 2012, lot 358.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4177 Cape of Good Hope

    1880: 3 d. dull rose, an imperforate De La Rue Colour Trial on watermarked CC paper, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce and appealing Proof.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Isues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 32.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4178 Cape of Good Hope

    1880 (Aug): Provisional '3' on 3 d. pale dull rose, Type I, a used example showing both "Surcharge Inverted" variety and the broken '3' in surcharge, which occurs once in the sheet in the bottom row alongside the Plate number. Rare.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4179 Cape of Good Hope

    1880 (Aug): Provisional '3' on 3 d. pale dull rose, Type I, a used example showing the broken '3' in surcharge in pair with normal in combination with 1882 2 d. bistre on 1884 cover to Hannover, Germany tied by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' squared circle datestamps (July 23) in black. '2½d.' split rate marking in red at right. Reverse with London cds and Hannover arrival (Aug 14) and showing fine embossed seal of the 'SMS Leipzig' in grey. A scarce cover, the broken '3' in surcharge occurs just once on the sheet of 240 stamps, in the lower row adjoining the Plate number. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4180 Cape of Good Hope

    1880 (Aug): Provisional '3' on 3 d. pale dull rose, the famous unused irregular block of ten, showing mixed surcharge types and Type I showing thick and thin varieties: I-I-I / I-I-I / II-II-II / II, with thin '3' in surcharge on stamp five; fresh and very attractive for such a multiple, some minor aging affecting the reverse and not the appearance, fine large part og. The largest recorded multiple of the mixed types and a great rarity of Cape philately Gi = £ 8'300+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 563.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4181 Cape of Good Hope

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    1880 (Aug): Provisional '3' on 3 d. pale dull rose, an unused vertical pair showing surcharge Type I over Type II, fresh colour, upper stamp with minor gum adherence, lower stamp superb large part og. A very rare multiple. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4182 Cape of Good Hope

    1880 (Aug): Provisional '3' on 3 d. pale dull rose, surcharge Type I, a fine used horizontal pair, variety "Watermark Inverted", cancelled by "30" numeral handstamps of Zwellendam in black. Scarce Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4183 Cape of Good Hope

    1880 (Aug): Provisional '3' on 3 d. pale dull rose, surcharge Type II, a fine unused horizontal pair, of good fresh colour and large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 850+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4184 Cape of Good Hope

    1881 (Jan): 3 d. deep claret, a superb unused block of six (3 x 2), of rich deep colour, typical very minor gum wrinkle, large part or unmounted og. A splendid and rare multiple Gi = £ 1'140+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4185 Cape of Good Hope

    1882/83: De La Rue Colour Trials for ½ d. black, 1 d. rose-red and 2 d. bistre; all three values on watermarked paper in superb horizontal pairs, fresh and very fine, large part og. Exceptional quality and very rare.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 38.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4186 Cape of Good Hope

    1882/83: De La Rue Die Proof for 2 d. value in black on glazed white card, handstamped '15 APR 83' in black and 'After Striking' in manuscript ink. Minor soiling at edges but a scarce Proof.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 602.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4187 Cape of Good Hope

    1882/83: Definitive set of six values from ½ d. black to rare 5 s. orange, wmk. CA, all fresh and very fine, large part og. The rare 5 s. signed Oliva Gi = £ 1'400+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4188 Cape of Good Hope

    1882/83: 3 d. pale claret, wmk. CA, a superb unused block of thirty-five (5 x 7), marginal from the lower right hand corner of the sheet, of rich colour and superb unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 450+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4189 Cape of Good Hope

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    1882/83: 5 s. orange, wmk. CA, a fine unused example of excellent centering and vibrant colour, superb large part og. Rare. Signed Holcombe and with cert. Philatelic Foundation (1987) Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4190 Cape of Good Hope

    1882/83: 5 s. orange, wmk. CA, a used horizontal pair of good rich colour, lightly cancelled in black. Scarce Gi = £ 600.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 585.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4191 Cape of Good Hope

    1882 (July): Provisional ½ d. on 3 d. deep claret, wmk. CA, two used examples, one with centrally placed surcharge, the other with the surcharge shifted to left - with 'half' omitted from the stamp, this example with the marginal rule in the CC watermark but with minor crease at base. A scarce pair Gi = £ 360+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4192 Cape of Good Hope

    1882 (July): Provisional ½ d. on 3 d. deep claret, wmk. CA, the album page with a magnificent unused block of twelve and four further blocks of four (one is a Control block), an unused single example and two used examples each showing variety "Hyphen Omitted". A delightful page Gi = £ 2'450+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4193 Cape of Good Hope

    1882 (July): Provisional ½ d. on 3 d. deep claret, wmk. CA, a fine used vertical pair, upper stamp showing variety: "Hyphen Omitted", lightly cancelled in black leaving the variety clear. Scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 375+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, May 1989, lot 595.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4194 Cape of Good Hope

    1884/90: De La Rue Imprimatur Printings in Imperforate watermarked Anchor horizontal pairs (9) with gum: Die A 6 d. in bright mauve and in purple, 1 s. yellow-green; Die B with ½ d. grey-black, 1 d. carmine-red, 5 s. orange; Die C with 4 d. in blue and in deep blue and the 1 s. blue-green; all fresh and very fine, superb og. A rare and splendid page.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink, June 2012, lot 43.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4195 Cape of Good Hope

    1893/1900: Receiving Authority Specimens. The range on four pieces of album page with 1884 6 d. purple, 1893 ½ d. green, 1893 ½ d., 2 d. chocolate 2½ d. ultramarine, 3 d., 4 d. sage, 1 s. blue-green, 1 s. ochre and 5 s. brown-orange and 1896 1 d. carmine, each individually handstamped “SPECIMEN.” in black (Samuel type D1) upon receipt by the British Post Office from the Cape. A unique group: no Specimens were sent to the UPU.rnrnProvenance: ‘Rectangular Issues’, Spink, Sept 2007, lot 50.rn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4196 Cape of Good Hope

    1884: 6 d. reddish purple, wmk. Anchor, an imperforate Proof block of four from base of sheet, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive block.rnrnProvenance: Collection William Frazer, Spink, March 2004, lot 168.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4197 Cape of Good Hope

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    1884/90: ½ d. grey-black, wmk. Anchor, a fine used example with variety: "Watermark Inverted", fresh and fine, lightly cancelled in black (March 10, 1893). Scarce. Cert. RPSL (2005) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4198 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: 1 d. carmine, a fine example used on 1892 cover from Bathurst tied by scarce octagonal framed “51” numeral handstamp in black. ‘Port Alfred’ transit cds adjacent (July 13) and reverse with Port Elizabeth arrival cds (July 14). Some light spotting but a scarce and attractive usage.rn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4199 Cape of Good Hope

    1884/90: 1 d. carmine, 2 d. pale bistre horizontal pair and 6 d. purple all used on 1888 cover to Secunderabad, India via England (Puzey correspondence); tied by ‘29’ numeral obliterators in black. ‘East London’ datestamp below (April 7). Red manuscript rate split ‘2½’, and reverse with ‘Cape Town / Cape Colony’ cds, London cds (May 3), carried on the Steamer "Thames" with ‘Sea Post Office / F’ cds and Secunderabad arrival cds (May 22). A fine and scarce three colour franking to an unusual destination.   250.rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4200 Cape of Good Hope

    1884/90: 2 d. pale bistre, a single example used on cover endorsed ‘via Aliwal North’ to Maseru, Basutoland tied by KING WILLIAMS TOWN squared circle datestamp (June 30). Reverse with ‘Aliwal North’ cds of transit (July 1). Tiny corner fault to envelope, a scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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