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  • Lot# : 4201 Cape of Good Hope

    1884/90: 6 d. reddish purple, a fine horizontal strip of five used on 1888 double rate cover to the Berlin Missionary Society, tied by late usage of the CGH triangular obliterator in black with scarce oval framed AMALIENSTEIN datestamp of despatch at left (Feb 27) in black. Reverse with 'Ladysmith / Cape Colony' transit cds, London transit in red (March 26) and Berlin arrival. Minor imperfections but a rare franking from a scarce town: near Zoar, the town was founded by Amalie Stein of the Berlin Missionary Society; Putzel states "Mail from this Office is extremely rare".rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 154.

    Info: Quadruple rate not Double Rate

    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4202 Cape of Good Hope

    1884/90: 5 s. orange, wmk. Anchor, an unused block of four in a deep fresh shade, large part og. A fine and scarce multiple Gi = £ 680+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4203 Cape of Good Hope

    1891: De La Rue Appendix sheet 'B' dated 'April 9th, 1891' at top, with five Colour Trials for proposed 2½ d. value: perforated ½ d. printed in the chosen colour of sage-green; perforated 1 d. value in magenta; perforated 1 d. value in deep magenta; imperforate example for 3 d. in green on orange-yellow paper and imperforate 3 d. in carmine on orange-yellow paper. All are initialled in red below each Trial. Illustrated in the 'De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2455. A remarkable and unique page.rnrnProvenance: RL 'Southern Africa' auction, July 1986, lot 73; RL auction, 25 May 1995, lot 2028.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4204 Cape of Good Hope

    1893/98: 2½ d. ultramarine, single frankings on a group of three hand-illustrated and coloured envelopes, each from Cape Town to Sutton, Surrey with illustrations of 'RMS Tartar', 'RMS Dunottar Castle' and 'RMS Mexican', all delightfully carfted and drawn, neatly cancelled between September and October 1896. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4205 Cape of Good Hope

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    1893 (March): 1 d. on 2 d. pale bistre, used example on small piece showing variety "Surcharge Double", barely noticeable pulled perf. at top, tied to piece by 'Port Elizabeth' squared circle datestamp in black (27.7.1893). A very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4206 Cape of Good Hope

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    1893 (March): Provisional ONE PENNY on 2 d. pale bistre, a used example with variety: "Double Surcharge", lightly cancelled by Port Elizabeth cds in black. Rare. Cert. RPSL (1949) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4207 Cape of Good Hope

    1894: De La Rue 'Africa Essays', perforated 2½ d. Essays in a variety of different colours prepared for the 'South African Republic', 16 examples all in different shades, a few with blunted perfs. all with gum, together with an Imperforate Proof of the 'Helemted Female' design without 'Africa' or value tablet filled, printed in bright rose-carmine, this last unmounted og. A rare group: the Essays were produced in an effort to amagamate the Cape, Natal, OFS and Transvaal issues to equal values and colours to facilitate handling:
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4208 Cape of Good Hope

    1899: De La Rue Die Proof for Hope 3 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped '21 FEB 99' in blue and BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Scarce and very fine.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 617; Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 54,
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4209 Cape of Good Hope

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    1893/98: ½ d. pale yellow-green, a sheet marginal example overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type D12), creased but of attractive appearance, with part og. Rare: no stamps were distributed to the UPU. Cert. BPA (1996).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4210 Cape of Good Hope

    1893/98: 2 d. chocolate brown, wmk. Anchor, an unused example handstamped italic "Specimen" in violet (Samuel type SA1), minor age spot on large part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4211 Cape of Good Hope

    1884/90: 1 s. brown-orange, wmk. Anchor, a fine unused example marginal from base of sheet, in a rich shade, overprinted SPECIMEN in black. Large part og., scarce. The Specimens on the Cape issues are very scarce as none were forwarded to the UPU.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4212 Cape of Good Hope

    1893/98: 3 d. bright magenta, a fine example used as Postage Due on incoming cover from Great Britain underpaid with 1 d. lilac (Gi. 172) tied by ‘Farnham / 292’ duplex; the 3 d. tied by bold numeral ‘1’ obliterator in black with handstruck “3d.” adjacent (rate 2½ d., less 1 d. prepaid, double deficiency of 1½ d. = 3 d.). Reverse with Frensham despatch cds (April 14) and ‘Charge Clerk / A’ (May 2) datestamp. Scarce and most attractive cover.              rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4213 Cape of Good Hope

    1893/98: 1 s. blue-green, a superb unused block of six (2 x 3) with sheet margin at right, of vibrant fresh colour and superb large part or unmounted og. A very scarce multiple Gi = £ 660+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4214 Cape of Good Hope

    1901: Edwardian Issue, the ½ d. to 1 s. set of eight stamp size Essays by De La Rue in close to the issued designs, Imperforate on presentation cards (88 x 112 mm.), the head-plate printed on each, the surrounds hand-painted, with the ½ d. hand painted in two shades of green and lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; the 1 d. in carmine with frame printed from the 1893 ‘Hope’ issue and the value hand-painted in carmine; the 2 d. hand painted in two shades of purple and lettering picked out in Chinese white; 2½ d. printed in ultramarine; 3 d. in brown hand painted with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; 4 d. in deep blue hand painted with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; 6 d. in crimson hand painted with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; 1s. olive-green with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white. Each card dated at top right “Nov 7th 01” in ink. Similar examples are illustrated in the ‘De La Rue Collection’ edited by Frank Walton RDP on pages 2466 and 2467. A splendid assembly of great beauty and rarity. Unique.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 627; ‘Rectangular Issues’, Spink, Sept 2007, lot 66.rn 
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4215 Cape of Good Hope

    1902/03: Edward VII, the set of nine values, all in unused blocks of four, most with Plate numbers in margin, slightest of rubbing on the 2½ d., fresh colours and generally superb, large part og. or unmounted og. A delightful set Gi = £ 1’000+.rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4216 Cape of Good Hope

    1902/03: Edward VII, the set of nine values, all in imperforate watermarked Anchor blocks of four from the Proof sheets, the ½ d. and 2½ d. with crease unapparent on face, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4217 Cape of Good Hope

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 2 d. value in black on glazed white card, handstamped ’12 MAY 02’ in blue and BEFORE / HARDENING in black. A fine and scarce Proof.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4218 Cape of Good Hope

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 3 d. value in black on glazed white card, handstamped ’17 SEP 02’ in blue and BEFORE / HARDENING in black and initialled “W.S” at base. A fine and scarce Proof.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4219 Cape of Good Hope

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 s. value in black on glazed white card, handstamped ’20 AUG 02’ in blue and BEFORE / HARDENING in black. A fine and scarce Proof.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, June 1980, lot 496.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4220 Cape of Good Hope

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 5 s. value in black on glazed white card, handstamped ’21 AUG 02’ in blue and AFTER / HARDENING in black and initialled “W.S.” at base. A fine and scarce Proof.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4221 Cape of Good Hope

    1856 (Jan 17): Cover endorsed 'On H. M. Service' addressed to the Postmaster General at Cape Town struck with superb oval PORT-PEDDIE datestamp in black with oval arrival on reverse of CAPE TOWN in red (Jan 24). Docketed at right "The Postmistress, Port Peddie, Her increase of salary and requesting instructions as regards franking letters". A fine and interesting cover that opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4222 Cape of Good Hope

    1856 (Aug 23): Cover endorsed 'On H. M. Service' addressed to the Postmaster at Cape Town struck with superb oval PORT-BEAUFORT datestamp in black with oval arrival on reverse of CAPE TOWN in red (Aug 25). Docketed at right "Postmaster, Port Beaufort, Acknowledging receipt of Postage Stamps". A fine and appealing cover that opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4223 Cape of Good Hope

    1858 (Dec 11): Cover to the Postmaster General in Cape Town endorsed 'O.H.M.S.' and 'Money Letter' in manuscript at top, and below 'M. G. Honeyborne, Post Mistress, Prince Albert'; struck with superb strikes of oval PRINCE-ALBERT despatch in black and CAPE TOWN arrival (Dec 13) in red. Sensible flap repair at top but a charming and scarce cover which would would have contained receipts in coin or notes for postal revenue.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4224 Cape of Good Hope

    1871: Cover sent stampless to Cape Town, reverse showing oval 'His Excellency the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope' embossed flap in brown, struck with superb and rare oval DIAMOND FIELDS datestamp in black with circular dated CAPE TOWN / CAPE COLONY cds of receipt (March 16) at left in black. Minor stains and small tear to envelope at top but a remarkable and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4225 Cape of Good Hope

    1902/04: 1 d. carmine used on picture side of Vaal River Bridge postcard to France neatly tied solely by "Crown" handstamp in black. Reverse with 'Johannesburg' cds of despatch (Aug 17, 1903) and framed "T / 10 / Centimes" handstamp in black. A most unuusual usage.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 75.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4226 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/82: Small group with largely 'pink' BPA (2019) certificates but of fine appearance incl. 1855 1 d. rose-red single and pair unused but regummed, 6 d. slate-lilac cleaned and regummed, 1861 Woodblock 1 d. brick-red used but re-backed, 1863/64 4 d. blue cleaned and regummed, 1901/29 reprinted Die Proofs for 6 d. in yellow green and 1 s. in deep green and an 1882 ½ d. on 3 d. claret with misplaced surcharge, re-perfed and regummed. Spacefillers only.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4227 Cape of Good Hope

    1864/77: Collection with 1864/77 1 d. carmine-red (shades) unused with a vertical strip of three, three blocks of four and a block of six; 1 d. used example with watermark inverted and usages on covers (3), 4 d. blue in a very rare unused block of four; 6 d. lilac unused (3) in differing shades and a cover; 1 s. green fine unused example and a marginal imperforate example optd. CANCELLED in black; 1871/76 redrawn ½ d. unused and pair cancelled TOO LATE in red, 1 d. carmine unused (2), 4 d. blue and 5 s. yellow-orange unused. Condition varies but generally fine with the multiples of great scarcity Gi = £ 5'750+.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4228 Cape of Good Hope

    1882/83: Collection on leaves with ½ d. black unused  and in unused blocks of four (2), single used example with wmk. inverted and a single on 1883 printed matter cover; 1 d. rose-red in unused blocks of four and six (2), interpanneau pair with inverted watermark variety used, 2 d. bistre in unused blocks of four (2), a used example with inverted wmk. variety and a single usage on 1883 cover from Victoria-West, 3 d. pale claret with an unused block of 18, two unused Control blocks of four and used multiples (one cancelled "Oumbu / T.O."); 6 d. mauve in unused blocks of four (2); rare 5 s. unused and used (4) etc. A fine and appealing lot Gi = £ 8'250+.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4229 Cape of Good Hope

    1891/93: Provisional Issues in preparation for the new 2½ d. rate to Great Britain, the collection on leaves with March 1891 2½ d. on 3 d. magenta unused (43) incl. blocks of eight (2, one is a Plate 1 Control block), an interpanneau block of six and blocks of four (4) and an unused pair with one stamp 'straight serif' variety, cover to the USA with 'straight serif' variety (Gi 55b); June 1892 2½ d. sage green unused (29) with blocks of six and of four (3) and two Plate 1 Control strips; March 1893 ONE PENNY on 2 d. pale bistre unused (36) with blocks of six and of four (5), unused pair showing 'No Stop' variety, cover from Klipheuval etc. A fine collection Gi = £ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4230 Cape of Good Hope

    1893/96: Collection on exhibit leaves with ½ d. green unused (30) incl. blocks of four (5) and an interpanneau block of eight; 2 d. chocolate-brown unused (24) incl. blocks of four (4) and a block of eight; 2½ d. ultramarine unused (21) incl. blocks of four and twelve; 3 d. bright magenta unused (27) incl. blocks of four, eight and fifteen; 4 d. sage green unused (25) with blocks of four (3) and eight; 1 s. bluish-green unused (18) incl. blocks of four (4); 1 s. yellow-ochre unused (29) incl. blocks of four (4) and eight; 5 s. brown-orange unused (24) in blocks of four (4) and a block of eight together with used blocks of four and eight (2). A few covers noted, an absolutely stunning collection in the foremost quality Gi = £ 7’500+.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4231 Cape of Good Hope

    1902/03: Edward VII definitive issue, the specialised collection on leaves with ½ d. green unused (16) incl. blocks of four (4) with Controls 1-3 and one showing pre-printing paper-fold across corner from Plate 2 together with single franking on printed matter rate entire and a usage on redirected Austrian postcard; 1 d. carmine unused (28) incl. blocks of six (2) and four (4) showing Plate numbers 1-4, usages on cover and card and on Parcel Post receipt; 2 d. brown unused (23) with blocks of eight and four (2); 2½ ultramarine unused (16) with blocks of four (4); 3 d. magenta unused (16) with blocks of four (4); 4 d. olive-green unused (24) with blocks of twelve and four (3) and a used block of nine; 6 d. mauve unused (7) with a block of six and a usage on registered cover to Cavalla, Turkey; 1 s. yellow-ochre unused (17) with blocks of four (4); 5 s. brown-orange unused (12) in blocks of eight and of four and used blocks of four (2). A charming collection in the foremost quality, viewing recommended Gi = £ 4’250+.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4232 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on Cape ½ d. green, Hope seated, an unused example of good colour, variety "No Comma after Mafeking", fresh and fine appearance, somewhat dried part og. Gi = £ 325+.rnrnNote: The surcharge was applied in a forme of six, just one of which showed the "No Comma" error (Type V), although the variety can also be sometimes found on Type VI. Thus, of the 7'680 stamps printed, just 1'280 would have had the error.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4233 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on Cape ½ d. green, Hope standing, a fine unused example of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Cert. Brandon (1993) Gi = £ 375.rnrnProvenance: Collection "Mafeking", Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1504.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4234 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 3 d. on Cape 1 d. carmine, Hope standing, a used block of four, lightly cancelled by First Day of Issue MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March 24, 1900) in black. A fine and most attractive multiple, just 6'000 issued Gi = £ 250+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 11.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4235 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 3 d. on Cape 1 d. carmine, Hope standing, a used horizontal strip of four, the first four stamps of the forme of six (Types I-IV, all having the Comma after Mafeking), cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 9, 1900) in black. Some minor aging on perfs. but an attractive multiple, just 6'000 issued Gi = £ 250+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4236 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. green, Hope seated, 3 d. on 1 d. carmine and 6 d. on British Bechuanaland 3 d. lilac & black, used on 1900 cover addressed to "Lance Corporal Aakeen, Dummy Fort, Western Outposts, Mafeking", tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 7) in black. An attractive and very fine cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 74.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4237 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. carmine, Hope standing, used horizontal strip of four, Types III-VI, the last two stamps with variety "Without Comma after Mafeking" and "Stop for Comma", on 1900 Dixon & Co. envelope to London via the Northern route, tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 16) in black. 'Crocodile Pools / South Africa' transit cds below (April 28) and reverse with 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' transit cds (April 30) in black. File folds due to method of carriage by native runner at left but a remarkable and extremely rare commercial cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H.Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 112.rn                   'Rectangular Issues', Spink, London 20 Sept 2007, lot 234.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4238 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. carmine, 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion and 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown of Bechuanaland Protectorate with 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black of British Bechuanaland all used on O.H.M.S. cover addressed to "L.V.Guttenberg, C Troop, D Squadron, Protectorate Regt., B.S.A. Fort, Mafeking", individually tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 13) in black. Small closed tear at top of central crease to envelope, otherwise a superb, rare and most attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4239 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 6 d. on Cape 3 d. magenta, Hope standing, a used block of four, Types V-VI with 'Comma Omitted' on left hand pair and 'Stop for Comma' on right hand pair, of fresh colour, neatly cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp of First Day of Issue (March 24, 1900) in black. Just 840 stamps issued. A rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, June 1993, lot 17.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4240 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 28): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion, a fine used block of twelve (6 x 2) and thus showing the entire forme of the Setting I-VI, with the fifth and sixth stamps in each row 'without Comma', each individually cancelled a week before the end of the Siege by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 12, 1900) in black. A magnificent and very rare multiple Gi = £ 800+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 23.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4241 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 28): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion, a used vertical tête-bêche pair on small piece, upper stamp normal (Type 4), lower stamp with variety "Surcharge Inverted" (Type 3), tied by part MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March) in black: probably the 31st March adjoining the pair in the Royal collection. An extraordinarily rare variety, with just four tête-bêche pairs recorded: this pair, a block of four (ex Maria de La Queillerie) and a pair in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Tommy Allen, Herbert Bloch. Cert. Brandon (1983), Friedl (1983) Gi = £ 40'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1530.rn                   Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 234.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 21,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4242 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 4): Surcharged 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine, an unused example of excellent colour, position IV on the forme of six types with damaged 'G' in BESIEGED; one trivial age spot on perforation at base otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce stamp with just 1'200 issued. Cert. BPA (2004) Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4243 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 30): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. purple on yellow, an unused example of good colour, one or two perfs. at top with tone spots more apparent on reverse and not mentioned on certificate, large part og. A very rare stamp (it is interesting to note that neither Maria de La Queillerie nor Maxwell Joseph possessed an unused example) with just 1'440 issued. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 7'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Major Henry Dumas, Harmers, London, 3-4 June 1980, lot 503.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4244 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, an unused example of rich colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Scarce, just 3'600 issued. Cert. BPA (1979) Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4245 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, an unused example of rich colour in a deep shade, Type V with 'No Comma after Mafeking', vertical gum bend otherwise fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Scarce, just 3'600 issued. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 550+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4246 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, a used example, Type V with 'No Comma after Mafeking' variety, tied to Southbound cover to Manchester, England endorsed from "F. Rosenfield, Bechuanaland Rifles" by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March 29) in black. KIMBERLEY squared circle datestamp at left (May 22) and reverse with Manchester cds of receipt (June 16) in black. An extraordinarily rare cover carried by native runner past the limits of the Siege. Signed Holcombe. Opinion Holcombe (1998).rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 28 Jan 1998, lot 1114.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4247 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surcharged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, used example on piece showing variety: "Surcharged Double" (both Type 1) clearly, each with surcharge variety 'Without Comma after Mafeking' (Type V), cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (March 31) in black. Extremely rare and very fine with just 5 examples recorded, one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and probably unique with the 'missing Comma' variety. Signed Herbert Bloch, David Brandon. Cert. RPSL (1933), Brandon (1993) Gi = £ 30'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H.Boucher (1933).rn                        Collection 'Samos', Ivy, Shreve & Mader, London, 19-20 June 1991, lot 280.rn                        Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1550.rn                        Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 243.rn 
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4248 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surcharged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, used example on piece showing variety: "Surcharged Double with Type 1 and Type 2" clearly, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 1) in black. Possibly Trial Surcharges - this stamp and variety initially discussed by H.R.Holmes in the 'London Philatelist' (Volume 81, April 1972, number 952), a copy of this article accompanies the lot. Rare and very fine with less than 20 examples recorded. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 8'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 May 2005, lot 244.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4249 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surchaarged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, a used block of four, Types I-II, of good strong colour, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 10) in black. Merest hint of corner bend otherwise a very fine and scarce multiple, just 2'320 stamps issued Gi = £ 440+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 42.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4250 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surcharged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, single example tied to 1900 Northern route cover with original contents from Colonel Baden-Powell, addressed to "W.L.Thomas, 190 Strand, London", tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 4) in black, with manuscript '1/-' notation below in pencil. Reverse with 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' cds (April 14) and London arrival cds (May 25) in black. The envelope with some restoration and tear closed at base, but with an extraordinary letter and 'scrap' enclosed: "Mafeking 3.4.00. So sorry, dear Mr. Thomas, for not having been able to send you much - but every minute of my time has been taken up with this defence. I have from time to time sent scraps like enclosed but so many of our letters get stopped by the Boers that I fear very few will have reached you. As soon as communications are restored I will send you a few in case they may be of interest. My best remembrances to Mrs. Thomas and all your circle. Yours sinc. R. Baden-Powell" with a small postcript "N.B. The 'Siege' stamp on this envelope may be useful for collectors of stamps". The 'scrap' enclosure is a print of a native boy with a pencil message written by Baden-Powell on reverse: "Siege Games in Mafeking - In the native town one sees the children playing at sieges and bombardments in cunningly-made loop-holed earthworks. Their artillery being whippy sticks which project lumps of clay with great force and precision. From this we evolved the system, which we used with great effect, of throwing dynamite bombs from the end of a long bamboo into the enemy's trenches". Sold with a small Daily Telegraph article from 1984 when the cover was last sold. A truly wonderful evocation of the Siege, a delightful hand-written and signed letter from Robert Baden-Powell and a fine example of a very scarce stamp on cover. A gem.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4251 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, an unused example of rich colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Just 1'800 stamps printed. Signed G. Bolaffi Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4252 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, a used example variety "Surcharge Double" tied to small piece by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 11) in black, the surcharge over-lapping but not a bounce print. Reverse with manuscript "B.M.H." the initials of Mrs. Howatt, wife of the Postmaster. Exceptionally rare. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 11'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 51.rn                        Grosvenor, London, 2-3 Nov 2006, lot 1327.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4253 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, a used block of four on Northern route cover to Bulawayo, tied by two strikes of the MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 1) and thus mailed on First Day of Issue. Checker's manuscript '1/-' and 'JN' alongside as accepted by John Nevett the checking clerk, and PASSED / PRESS CENSOR in violet at left. Reverse with 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' cds of receipt (April 5). A remarkable and very rare cover - believed to be the sole known block on letter. Cert. RPSL (1973), Brandon (1998).rnrnProvenance: Purchase note on reverse 'Champion 10-6-21' at 139 French Francs.rn                   Collection C. Emerson Huston, Harmers, London, 26-28 June 1961, lot 710.rn                   Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 May 2005, lot 257.rn                  
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4254 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, a vertical and horizontal pair and 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine in a horizontal pair, used on 1900 envelope addressed to "Mr. S. S. Sargent, De Kock's Corner, Mafeking" all tied by six strikes of the MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 7) in black with manuscript endorsement '2/-' at left. Envelope with small repair at top to close the opening tears above the adhesives and top flap missing but a rare and most attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Maximus', Sotheby's, London, 8 Sept 1989, lot 636, prior to the cover's repair.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4255 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1): Surcharged 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine, an unused block of four of vibrant colour, left pair showing broken "M" in "Mafeking", couple of blunted perforations at base of fourth stamp mentioned for complete accuracy, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Just 1'200 stamps printed, a very rare multiple. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi = £ 6'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sotheby's, London, 28-29 Oct 1982, lot 1235.rn                        Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 249.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4256 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (April 28): Surcharged 1 s. on 6 d. purple on rose-red, a used block of six (2 x 3), of excellent rich colour, cancelled by First Day of Issue MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March 28) in black. Just 240 stamps, one sheet, issued. A splendid and extremely rare multiple and most probably the largest now extant Gi = £ 5'100+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 59.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4257 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused vertical pair, marginal from base of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate I, positions 7/11, position 7 in a paler shade than position 11 with both stamps showing portions of the OCEANA FINE papermaker's watermark, fresh and near pristine, large part og. A delightful and very rare positional pair Gi = £ 2'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 18-19 May 1970, lot 503.rn                   Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 100.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4258 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used marginal example from base of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate III, position 34 (10), showing the "Broken Value Tablet" with nine vertical white lines running to the margin, the MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 5) leaving the variety clear. Minor separation between stamp and margin, a rare and most attractive stamp Gi = £ 325+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4259 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used example from base of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate III, position 34 (10), showing the "Broken Value Tablet" with nine vertical white lines running to the margin, tied to O.H.M.S. envelope used by the Military after the Siege had been lifted, tied by oval framed '87TH BATTERY / ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY' datestamp (July 6) in violet. The cover is addressed to the 'Officer Commanding, 87th Field (Howitzer) Battery, R.F.A.'. The adhesive with tiny surface scuff, but a magnificent and extremely attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 134.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4260 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example, Plate III, position 36 (position 12 on the sheet), and showing two vertical lines where the "Broken Value Tablet" flaw appears to have extended to the left hand side of the stamp as far as the 'N' in ONE. One toned perf. otherwise fine with fresh colour and large part og. Scarce and appealing stamp Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4261 Mafeking

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    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused marginal block of six (2 x 3), the left half of the sheet of twelve subjects, Plate III, positions 25-26/29-30/33-34; with position 34, showing the "Broken Value Tablet" with nine vertical white lines running to the margin, with full margins around the multiple on three sides, of outstanding depth of colour with large part og., three stamps with full unmounted original gum. An extremely rare multiple of outstanding provenance. Cert. RPSL (2008) Gi = £ 7'200++.rnrnProvenance: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Spink, London, 12 June 2008, lot 61.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4262 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on small piece, tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 12) in black. Close to edge of piece at left, fine but for tiny surface scratch at right Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4263 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example of excellent colour and centering, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare so fine Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4264 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used block of four of excellent fresh colour, tied to piece by individual strikes of MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 13) in black. A delightful piece of great scarcity Gi = £ 1'900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 153.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4265 Mafeking

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    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale to deep blue (intermediate shade) on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on cover addressed to 'Trooper Saul Sweet, C Troop, D Squadron, Protectorate Regiment, B.S.A. Fort' tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 23) in black. Slight staining at top of envelope just touches perforations of adhesive but a scarce cover. Cert. RPSL (1960).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4266 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example of rich colour used on Bechuanaland Protectorate O.H.M.S. envelope mailed to 'Trooper Samuel Sweet, D Squadron, Protectorate Regiment, B.S.A. Fort' tied by fine MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 16) in black. A delightul and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4267 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example, corner marginal from top right of sheet (position 4), of excellent depth of colour, typical minor bend, fresh and very fine, large part og. A delightful example of this rare stamp Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4268 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example in an ultramarine shade, tied to small piece by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 27) in black. Couple of small perforation imperfections do not detract Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4269 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, used examples (2) on 1900 cover addressed to 'R. Dalziel, Bech. Rifles, Town Hall', each tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H datestamps (May 7) in black. The right hand stamp with corner perforation crease at upper right, the envelope with central file fold well away from the adhesives. An extremely rare 'double rate' cover. Signed A. Diena.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 163.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4270 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example with 'jumbo' margins all round, of excellent delicate colour and lightly cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 11) in black. A magnificent stamp Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4271 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 8 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running the full width of the stamp and showing the break to the outer vertical frame line clearly, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 2) in black. Corner bend not affecting the appearance of a rare stamp Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4272 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 9 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running across the top of the stamp, clearly cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 26) leaving the flaw clear, negligble wrinkle otherwise very rare - in all probability the earliest date recorded for this flaw Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4273 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 8 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running the full width of the stamp, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 2) in black. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4274 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an intermediate deep shade in a used block of four, marginal from left of the sheet of twelve subjects, positions 5-6 / 9-10, the lower two stamps showing the progression of the diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running across the tops of the stamps, cancelled by individual MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 12) leaving the flaw clear. One short perf. at top and some paper adherence on reverse but a magnificent and extremely rare multiple of great visual appeal Gi = £ 4'800+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4275 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on cover addressed to 'C. Beddington, c/o Headquarters Staff Office, Mafeking', tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 2), unusually with 'information' strike adjacent. A fine and very rare cover.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4276 Mafeking

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    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example with great depth of colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A truly splendid example of this rarity in the foremost quality. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 14'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 165.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4277 Mafeking

    1900: Mourning cover from Harrogate, addressed to Colonel Baden-Powell in Mafeking, mailed prior to the Siege being lifted, franked by Great Britain 1 d. lilac (2) and Jubilee ½ d. blue-green all tied by 'Harrogate' cds's (May 13) in black. Mafeking arrival (after the Siege) on reverse (June 9). A fine and interesting cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4278 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape ½ d. green surcharged ½ PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused vertical pair in a pale shade, upper stamp with variety "Surcharge 12½ mm.", lower stamp normal, surface blemish on the variety, rubbed at left and fault at lower corner, gum slightly browned, large part og. Despite imperfections, a scarce pair. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi = £ 2'475+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4279 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 1 d. rose surcharged 1 PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused horizontal pair, of fresh colour, right hand stamp with vertical gum bend not affecting appearance, large part og. Cert. BPA (1982) Gi = £ 500+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4280 Mafeking

    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 1 d. rose surcharged 1 PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused block of twenty (5 x 4), of oustanding colour, twelfth stamp showing variety "Surcharge 12½ mm.", the adjoining stamp at left and the sixteenth stamp in block showing considerable "bounce doubling" of the overprint, especially noticeable on the "P" and second "E" of PENCE and the "Z" of Z.A.R.. Fresh and very fine, large part or, including the varieties, unmounted og. A delightful and extremely rare multiple with just 2'400 stamps, 10 sheets, surcharged Gi = £ 7'250+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4281 Mafeking

    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 2½ d. blue surcharged 2½ PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused block of twenty (5 x 4), marginal from left of sheet, of brilliant colour, centering and freshness, superb large part or unmounted og. The first two stamps with 'bounce doubling' especially noticeable on the '2½'. A magnificent and rare multiple with just 480 stamps issued: this block representing 4% of the entire issue. Rare and splendid multiple for the connoisseur Gi = £ 34'000+.
    Starting bid : 6,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4282 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900 (May 16): Transvaal ½ d. green handstamped "V.R. / SPECIAL / POST" reading down in black, a superb used example tied 'par complaisance' to small piece by 'VRYBURG / B.B.' cds (May 16 / 19) in black. Cut close to perforations at top and at base but not touching this very rare stamp of which just 100 examples were issued. Cert. D. Crocker (1990) Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 August 1999, lot 1103.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4283 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900 (May 16): Transvaal 1 d. rose-red & green handstamped "V.R. / SPECIAL / POST" reading down in black, a used example tied 'par complaisance' to small cut to shape piece by 'VRYBURG / B.B.' cds (May 16 / 19) in black. Perfs. slightly off the edge of the piece but, except for the cancellation only having a vertical crease, without faults. A very rare stamp of which just 60 examples were issued. Cert. Brandon (1992), RPSL (2005) Gi = £ 3'500.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 August 1999, lot 1105.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4284 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900: Cape, Hope ½ d. green, used on small piece tied by VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with manuscript "C.St.Q." in black ink in lieu of the date, the initials of the Military Intelligence Officer in charge of the Post Office, Clifford St. Quintin. Rare and very fine. Cert. RPSL (2005).rnrnNote: On the re-occupation of Vryburg, from an unknown source a small number of copies of the Cape ½ d. and 1 d. were discovered. These were used to frank correspondence and are found cancelled by a VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with initials placed in lieu of date. See Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia, Africa, page 127.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4285 Mafeking

    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900: Cape, Hope 1 d. rose-red, used on cover to Mowbray, near Cape Town, tied by VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with manuscript "C.St.Q." in black ink in lieu of the date, the initials of the Military Intelligence Officer in charge of the Post Office, Clifford St. Quintin. A very rare surviving cover, all of the few recorded appear to be addressed in the same hand.rnrnNote: On the re-occupation of Vryburg, from an unknown source a small number of copies of the Cape ½ d. and 1 d. were discovered. These were used to frank correspondence and are found cancelled by a VRYBURG / C.G.H. datestamp with initials placed in lieu of date. See Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia, Africa, page 127.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4286 Griqualand

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    Cape of Good Hope used in Griqualand West 1872: Cover franked by Cape 1864/77 4 d. blue used on 1872 cover to Graaf Reinett, tied by circle of bars handstamp in black with oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp of despatch above (Nov 21). Sent to Cape Town in error and struck there with rare instructional MISSENT TO / CAPE-TOWN in black. Re-mailed back with fine strike of oval framed GRAAF-REINETT datestamp in black of receipt (Dec 3). A charming and extremely rare cover. Cert. BPA (1996).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4287 Griqualand

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    Provisional Issue 1874 (Sept): "1d-" surcharge in (blood) red ink on Cape of Good Hope 1865 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, with 'Four Pence' deleted, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from left of sheet and imperforate vertically, fresh and very fine, large part og. A great rarity as a multiple. Cert. RPSL (1976) Gi = £ 3'600+.rnrnNote: Surcharged by hand by the Postmaster at Kimberley as Cape 1d. adhesives had run short.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4288 Griqualand

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    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in black, a fine used example of good colour, lightly cancelled by (1877) cds in black. A much scarcer stamp than catalogue value suggests and a fine reference example with the cancel clear of the overprint. Cert. RPSL (1952) Gi = £ 110.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4289 Griqualand

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    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in black, used example with minor peripheral aging, on 1877 local cover to Barkly addressed to R. Bradshaw, the Resident Magistrate, tied by double arc BARKLY datestamp (May 9) in black. Side flaps missing and minor creasing well away from the adhesive but an extremely rare stamp on cover. Cert. RPSL (1977).rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 19 Sept 1990, lot 1273.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4290 Griqualand

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    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in red, an unused example of vibrant colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare stamp so fine. Cert. BPA (1975) Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4291 Griqualand

    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in red, an unused block of nine (3 x 3), of brilliant colour and freshness, near perfect centering and superb large part og. with five stamps unmounted og. An immaculate and wonderful block for the connoisseur, the largest recorded multiple Gi = £ 7'200+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, London, 3 April 1963, lot 925.rn                   Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 19 May 1970, lot 551.rn                   Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 146.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4292 Griqualand

    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in red, a vertical pair cancelled by numeral "1" of Kimberley, used in combination with Transvaal June 1877 6 d. dull blue on coarse soft white paper (Gi. 103), close to large margins with portions of adjoining stamps on two sides, on 1877 cover from Pretoria to Nijmegen, Netherlands, cancelled by circular "1" numeral handstamp. 'Pretoria / Zuid-Afrika' cds alongside and 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (May 22) in black on front with "2½d." credit marking in red and 'London / Paid' transit in red (June 16). Reverse with Nijmegen cds and circular CONSULAT DE BELGIQUE DANS LA REPUBLIQUE SUD-AFRICAINE cachet in blue. Manuscript docketing 'Pretoria 9 Mai 1877, hier 17 Juni' on obverse. One of only seven recorded covers with Griqualand West & Transvaal adhesives (Jorgensen census #6) and the second earliest recorded and sole example to the Netherlands. A rare and most unusual combination cover.rnrnNote: A companion cover from the same correspondence with be found in the 'Besançon' Transvaal collection.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4293 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, an unused block of four, first stamp overprinted Type 6 and three stamps Type 1a, centred to left, of good colour with one slightly blunted perf., otherwise fresh and fine, minor gum bends on large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 160+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4294 Griqualand

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    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, a single example (position 27) attached to a remarkable vertical strip of five, positions 1/7/13/19/25, and thus showing Types 1a/2/1a/6/6/1a, all neatly cancelled by KIMBERLEY double arc datestamps (Oct 30, 1877) struck in black. An exceptionally rare and most attractive multiple. Cert. BPA (1978) Gi = £ 205++.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4295 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, four examples, Types 1a (2) and Type 6 (2), used on 1878 cover with complete contents written from Hope Town to Cape Town, tied by double arc LANGFORD datestamps (June 4) in black. Reverse with further Langford cds and obverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival (June 10) in black. The contents refer to a request for "a pretty work box...it must be a good one, to cost about £5 or £6, you can send it by the first passenger wagon..please address to J. Rostoll Esq., Pont, Hope Town, the wagon always passes through at our place". A most attractive and rare entire.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Oct 1993, lot 1120.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4296 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in red, Type 3, used on 1877 cover, with complete contents dated July 17, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds at right. Some minor edge wear but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4297 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 6 d. deep lilac, optd. "G" in red, Type 1a, a fine unused block of four, of good colour, fresh and fine with large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 2 June 1994, lot 1454.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4298 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 6 d. deep lilac optd. "G" in red, Type 6, a used example tied to 1877 cover to Messrs. Goodman & Freedman, Hebrew Congregation, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp (May 1) in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds at left (May 7) of transit and reverse with Merthyr Tydfil arrival cds (June 3). Cover with repair at top away from adhesive but a scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4299 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 s. green optd. "G" in red, an unused vertical pair from the left pane, Types 1a / 3, of good colour, very fine but for a couple of blunted perfs. on lower stamp, large part og. with lower stamp unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 160.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4300 Griqualand

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    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 s. green optd. "G" in red, Type 1a, variety "Overprint Inverted", a used example cancelled by part numeral obliterator in black. Minor wrinkle not affecting the appearance of an extremely scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1950) Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF
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