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  • Lot# : 6001 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on Cape ½ d. green, Hope seated, a fine used block of four, first setting, neatly cancelled by second day of issue MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (March 24, 1900) in black. A fine and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 340+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 4.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 6002 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on Cape ½ d. green, Hope seated, two horizontal strips of four, formerly constituting a block of eight, used on roughly separated piece cancelled by seventh day of issue MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (March 29, 1900) in black. A fine and scarce piece Gi = £ 680+.rnrnProvenance: 'A Scandinavian Collector', Stanley Gibbons, London, 14-17 April 1970, lot 753.rn                   Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 5.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6003 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. green, 3 d. on 1 d. carmine, Hope standing and 6 d. on British Bechuanaland 3 d. lilac & black, all used on 1900 cover to Elgin, Scotland by the Southern route, tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 4) in black. Reverse with 'Elgin' arrival cds (June 24). File folds away from adhesives and a couple of closed tears in the envelope due to method of transport by native runner through the Siege lines, but an attractive and rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 76.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 6004 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. green, Hope standing, with 3 d. on 1 d. lilac and 1 s. on 6 d. purple on red (surcharged Type 2) of Bechuanaland Protectorate on 1900 cover addressed to the Post Office at Bulawayo, tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H datestamps (April 1) in black. Docketed correctly at '1/4d.' and initialled 'JN' (John Nevett) on the Base Train of Military Post Office in transit; reverse with 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' arrival cds (April 6). Cover sensibly opened for Exhibit display, a fine and most attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 18-19 May 1970, lot 457.rn                   Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 85.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6005 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 fine unused example of good colour, minor gum bend not affecting delightful appearance, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 325.rnrnProvenance: Collection "Mafeking", Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1509.rn 
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 6006 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 block of four used on 1900 Northern route cover to Ireland, endorsed at top by 'W. H. Weeks, Chaplain, Bechuanaland Rifles', tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (April 19) in black. The envelope complete but for top flap and opened for display, showing on flap CROCODILE POOLS / SOUTH AFRICA cds (April 25) and 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' transit cds's (April 30). Obverse with Lucan arrival (June 9) and readdressed to London. File folds but an extremely rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, May 18-19, 1970, lot 461.rn                   Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 1816.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6007 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 6 d. on Cape 3 d. magenta, used example of good colour tied to cover, with original contents dated March 23, 1900, mailed from Mafeking to Colwyn Bay, Wales tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp in black of the First Day of Issue. The cover would have been carried out of the beseiged town by Native runner, franked at 6 d. to pre-pay the Southern route via Vryburg and the Cape. Reverse with 'Barkly West' squared circle of transit (April 11) and Colwyn Bay arrival cds (May 6). The letter stating "Being privileged to send a few lines, I am happy to tell you I am safe and well. I am unable to write particulars at present, but as soon as communication is re-established I will write fully...". The adhesive with small perf. fault at base and envelope with minor opening tears at top, but of great rarity.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 1821.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6008 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 24): Surcharged 1 d. on Cape 4 d. sage-green, Hope seated, an unused example of good colour, slight paper hinge attachment at top, fresh and very fine, part og. Just 1'440 stamps issued. An extremely rare stamp unused. Cert. BPA (1972) Gi = £ 8'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Howard & Torie Gibralter, Shreves, New York, 15-16 Sept 2000, lot 1354.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6009 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope 1900 (March 23/24): Surcharged set of five values fine used, four used on individual pieces, all cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps: 1 d. on May 12th, 1 d. standing on April 10th, 3 d. on March 26th, 6 d. on March 27th, 1 s. on March 28th. A scarce and very fine set Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6010 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 28): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion, an unused example of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 6011 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 horizontal pair, variety "Surcharge Inverted", tied to small piece by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (March 31, 1900) in black. The top perforations close to the edge of piece, of great scarcity, especially so in a multiple of which there are but three vertical 'tête-bêche' pairs and a single 'tête-bêche' block of four recorded - this being the sole known pair with both stamps showing the variety. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 16'000.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, May 1984, lot 15.rn                   Robson Lowe, London, 19-20 Sept 1996, lot 30.rnrnNote: It is believed 24 stamps would have been printed with this variety (four rows of six) with cancellation dates of March 31 and April 9. Of the surviving examples, 22 are currently recorded, at least four of which are damaged. One is housed in the Mosely collection in the British Museum, another example is in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6012 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 4): Surcharged 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, an unused example of rich colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce, just 1'800 issued. Cert. Brandon (1980) Gi = £ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1532.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6013 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 fine fresh colour, large part og. A scarce stamp with just 1'200 issued. Cert. Brandon (1985) Gi = £ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1535.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
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    Lot# : 6014 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, a used example showing variety: "Surcharge Inverted", tied to piece by complete MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (First Day of Issue, March 30, 1900) in black. A perfect example of an enormously rare stamp - just 6 examples printed of which 5 have been recorded, all being used on day of issue and all being on piece. Signed David Field. Cert. BPA (1990) Gi = £ 42'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, Washington DC, 25-29 Nov 1989, lot 648.rn                        Collection 'Samos', Ivy, Shreve & Mader, London, 19-20 June 1991, lot 277.rn                        Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 240.rnrnKnown examples of SG 9a: One ex Urch Harris (Nov, 1978) and Harmers, Lugano, February 1994 (lot 1541).rn                                                  One ex Harmers, London, Oct 1971, lot 326 with BPA certificate (1961).rn                                                  One ex Harmers, London, April 1970, lot 610 with RPSL certificate (1933).rn                                                  The example offered here which has the largest remaining part of the piece.rn                                                  One is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6015 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, an unused example of good colour, Type IV with 'G' of 'BESIEGED' broken, corner crease and slight soiling on top perforations, large part og. Scarce, just 3'600 issued Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 6016 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 27): Surcharged 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black, a used block of four of attractive appearance, Types II-III, tied to small piece by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March 30) in black. The piece cut somewhat close but a fine and very rare multiple Gi = £ 380+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 18-19 May 1970, lot 482.rn                        Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 37.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6017 Mafeking

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    1900 (March 28): 6 d. on Bechuanaland 3 d. lilac & black, a horizontal pair (positions 5-6) used on large cover addressed to Colonel Baden Powell, Head Quarters, Mafeking, each tied by MAFEKING / CGH datestamps in black (April 29). Vertical file folds, one of which is through the right hand stamp but a rare and most unusual cover. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6018 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, an unused example of good colour, trivial aging on perfs. only noticeable from the reverse otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A rare stamp with just 2'320 issued. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 6019 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 (1987) Gi = £ 8'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 45.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6020 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, slightly defective at base. 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 (2019) Gi = £ 8'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6021 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (March 29): Surcharged 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown, used example on Northern route cover smuggled out of besieged Mafeking by native runner, tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 12) in black. Mailed on to Cape Town and backstamped 'Crocodile Pools / South Africa' (April 20), 'Bulawayo / Rhodesia' (April 23) and squared circle 'G.P.O. Cape Town / CGH' arrival (May 6). Cover creased due to the method of carriage but not affecting the fine adhesive. A great rarity.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6022 Mafeking

    '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 piece, neatly tied by three strikes of the MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 8) in black. Minor crease not affecting the appearance of a fine and scarce multiple, just 1'800 stamps printed Gi = £ 400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 50.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 6023 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 12): Surcharged 1 s. on 6 d. purple on rose-red, an unused example of excellent colour, fresh and fine, large part og. An exceptional stamp of great rarity unused, with no example present in the C. Emerson Huston, Maria de La Queillerie or Sir Maxwell Joseph collections, just 1'440 stamps issued. Signed Herbert Bloch. Cert. Brandon (1982), BPA (2019) Gi = £ 7'500.rnProvenance: Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1561
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6024 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 12): Surcharged 1 s. on 6 d. purple on rose-red, a used block of four, of good resonant colour, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 4) in black. A fine and scarce multiple with just 1'440 stamps issued Gi = £ 520+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 55.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6025 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (April 28): Surcharged 1 s. on 6 d. purple on rose-red, an unused example of rich colour, centred to base with minute vertical bend not affecting the appearance, otherwise very fresh and fine, large part og. Just 240 examples, one sheet, issued. Only five examples of this exceedingly rare stamp are recorded in unused condition. Cert. BPA (1975) Gi = £ 35'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 254.rn 
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6026 Mafeking

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    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of the British Bechuanaland 1900 (April 13): Surcharged 2 s. on 1 s. green, an unused example of perfect centering and good strong colour, merest hint of vertical gum crease, fresh and very fine for this stamp, superb large part og. Without doubt one of the finest of the few examples extant. Just 570 issued and exceptionally rare in unused condition. Cert. Brandon (1989) Gi = £ 15'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1574.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6027 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 28-April 6): Used selection with Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion, on piece (April 19); 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine (two examples) with faded example (April 21) and superb example of good colour on small piece (April 23) and 6 d. on 3 d. purple on yellow superb on small piece (April 7); and on British Bechuanaland 6 d. on 3 d. lilac & black (April 7), signed Brandon and showing large shift of surcharge to left; and 1 s. on 4 d. green & purple-brown on toned piece (April 17). A generally fine and scarce group Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6028 Mafeking

    'Mafeking Besieged' Type 2 on Stamps of Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (April 1-13): 3 d. on 1 d. lilac, used on small piece with complete cds (May 11), 6 d. on 2 d. green & carmine of rich colour (Type IV) on small piece (April 28), 1 s. on 6 d. purple on rose-red superb used (May 4) and faded 2 s. on 1 s. green of British Bechuanaland well cancelled (May 10). A scarce group Gi = £ 980.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6029 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, two examples used on O.H.M.S. blue piece, the piece formerly separated and now rejoined, each stamp cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 11) in black. Left hand stamp with corner crease, right hand stamp very fine Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6030 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used example, 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 11) leaving the variety mostly clear Gi = £ 325+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6031 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used example, position 11 on the sheet of twelve subjects, of deep colour, cancelled by near complete upright strike of MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 5) in black. Some peripheral aging on perforations Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 6032 Mafeking

    1900 (April 7): Goodyear 1 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused top marginal example, Plate III position 27 (pos. 3 on sheet of 12), a fresh and fine example in a deep shade, variety: "Imperforate Between Stamp and Margin", large part og. An exceptional and extremely rare stamp.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 130.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6033 Mafeking

    1900c.: Forgeries (3) of the Goodyear 1 d. all on horizontally laid paper, an unused example and two used examples one in a pale and the other in a deep shade, cancelled by forged 'Mafeking / C.G.H.' datestamps (May 11). The stamps were already in demand as soon as the Siege was lifted and the first forgeries were, allegedly, produced in time to be sold to Troops returning home to Britain on leave.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
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    Lot# : 6034 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used example on small piece tied by complete strike of MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 10) in black. Superb Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6035 Mafeking

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    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a fine used sheet marginal example on small piece of Telegram form tied by near complete strike of MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 7) in black. Superb and an extremely early usage of this stamp. Signed Bloch "to the best of my knowledge is the earliest known date of use". Cert. Friedl (1981) Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6036 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used marginal block of nine (3 x 3) being three-quarters of the sheet of twelve subjects, positions 1-3/5-7/9-11, with full sheet margins on three sides, each stamp individually caancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 12) in black. Note the 'Drawing Pin' in margin beneath position 11. Some sensible precautionary strengthening of perforations with hinges. A magnificent and extremely rare multiple for the connoisseur. An Exhibition piece Gi = £ 4'275++.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 154.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6037 Mafeking

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    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example, variety "Reversed Design" with mirror image, minor aging as to be expected, unused and without gum. Just one sheet of twelve subjects was printed, of which ten are currently known, seven of which are in used condition. An immensely rare stamp with just the 3 unused examples recorded, one of which was in the H. P. Manus Collection (1933) as lot 113 and the other, a marginal example from top of sheet, is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A magnificent rarity of Cape, Scouting and British Colonial philately. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi = £ 100'000.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 25,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6038 Mafeking

    Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on horizontally laid blued paper, narrow Setting, a fine unused example in a deep shade, corner perf. crease, somewhat dried part og. Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6039 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example in a dark shade, minor bend from previous hinge not detracting from appearance, cancelled by upright MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 1) in black, a most attractive example Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 6040 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used horizontal pair of good fresh colour, one or two slight surface white specks, lightly tied to piece by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 13) in black Gi = £ 850+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6041 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example of fine colour used on envelope mailed to 'Corporal Bailie, No. 2 Troop, B Squadron, Protectorate Regiment' tied by fine MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 11) in black. Cover crease at left well away from the fine adhesive, a rare and attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6042 Mafeking

    Narrow Setting 1900 (April 6-10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on cover addressed to a civilian, 'Mr. W. Dreessen, Riesle's Hotel, Mafeking' tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 16) in black. Slight staining to envelope endorsed "S.A. Stamps" and typical vertical file fold well away from the adhesive. A scarce and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6043 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 12) in black. A fine stamp Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 6044 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on Bechuanaland Protectorate O.H.M.S. envelope addressed to 'L.V.Guttenberg, C Troop, D Squadron, Protectorate Regiment, B.S.A. Fort', tied by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 13). The adhesive with some surface cracking but an extremely early usage of this adhesive on letter, typical crease in envelope due to method of carriage and partial flap fault, nevertheless attractive and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 192.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6045 Mafeking

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    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example with vertical line of marginal watermark, position 9 on the sheet of twelve subjects, showing pronounced late state of the "Cracked Plate" flaw running diagonally at the top of the stamp and "Circular Flaw" on the vignette with leaving a circulr white line, perhaps caused by a moustache hair of eyelash on the glass, the flaw here touching the right ear, eye and moustache.Fresh colour and fine, large part og. An exceptional and very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1993) Gi = £ 12'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 179.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6046 Mafeking

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    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, an unused example, position 9 on the sheet of twelve subjects, showing early state of the "Cracked Plate" flaw running diagonally at the top of the stamp, tiny corner bend not affecting the appearance, fresh colour and fine, large part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. A. Diena Gi = £ 12'000+.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6047 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 10) in black. Rare and very fine Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 6048 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 7 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running the full width of the stamp at base and showing the break to the outer vertical frame line clearly, cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 11) in black. Corner bend not affecting the appearance of a rare stamp Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 6049 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 10 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running across the top of the stamp, cancelled by part MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 2) leaving the flaw clear. Couple of white spots due to the photographic process but a fine stamp Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6050 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example, position 7 on the sheet of twelve, with diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running from the lower left of the stamp and showing the break to the outer vertical frame line clearly, tied to small piece cancelled by MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (May 14) in black. One negligible tone spot on perforation at right, a fine stamp Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 6051 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. pale blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used block of six, corner marginal from left of the sheet of twelve subjects, positions1-2 / 5-6 / 9-10, and horizontal pair, positions 7-8, with positions 9-10-7-8 showing the complete progression of the diagonal "Cracked Plate" flaw running across all four stamps, cancelled by individual MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (May 12) leaving the flaw relatively clear. A magnificent and extremely rare multiple of great visual appeal Gi = £ 9'600+.rnrnProvenance: Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 18-19 May 1970, lot 529.rn                   Collection 'Goodyear', Robson Lowe, London, 8 June 1993, lot 180.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6052 Mafeking

    Wide Setting 1900 (April 10): Baden-Powell 3 d. deep blue on blued horizontally laid paper, a used example on cover addressed to 'Vere Stent Esq., Mafeking' tied by bold strike of MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamp (April 14) in black. The envelope slightly trimmed at right and creased at lower right but a most interesting addressee - Vere Stent was both the Reuters & Cape Times War Correspondent and was later to become editor of the Pretoria News. An extremely rare stamp on letter.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6053 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 horizontal pair, of excellent colour, showing slight bounce doubling of the surcharge, fresh and fine, large part og. Cert. BPA (1982) Gi = £ 450+.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 6054 Mafeking

    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape ½ d. green surcharged ½ PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused block of fifteen (5 x 3), of vibrant colour and showing variety on fifth stamp "Italic Z" and on sixth stamp "Surcharge 12½ mm.", some minor natural gum bends and occasional hinges to prevent splitting, one leaving inconsequential perforation stain, otherwise remarkably fresh and very fine for such a multiple (just 2'400 stamps, 10 sheets, were surcharged), large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 7'425+.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6055 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 1 d. rose surcharged 1 PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, a used example with variety "Italic Z", cancelled by Vryburg cds in black. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1976) Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6056 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 6 d. mauve surcharged 2 PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused block of twenty (5 x 4), of brilliant colour, fifteenth stamp showing the variety "Italic Z", superb but for rounded corner perforations at top right and lower left, fresh and remarkably fine for such a multiple, tiny ink mark on reverse of one stamp otherwise superb og. with most of the stamps, including the variety, being unmounted og. Just 1'440 stamps, 6 sheets, were issued. A great rarity of South African philately in stunning condition. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 55'000+.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6057 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape 2½ d. blue surcharged 2½ PENCE / Z.A.R. in black, an unused example in a pale shade, minor gum bend not affecting appearance, fine, large part og. A rare stamp, with just 480 examples, 2 sheets, issued. Cert. BPA Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6058 Mafeking

    Vryburg (Boer Occupation) 1899 (Nov 25): Cape surcharged "Z.A.R.", the set of four values, ½ d. green, 1 d. rose, 2 d. on 6 d. mauve and 2½ d. pale blue all used on 1899 cover sent registered to the Postmaster in Johannesburg, each stamp tied by VRYBURG datestamps (Nov 28) in black. Schweizer-Reneke (Jan 6) and Johannesburg arrival on reverse (Jan 11, 1900). Pencil line from registration touches the 1 d. and vertical creasing to the envelope at left but a fine full set franking Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 6059 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900 (May 16): Transvaal ½ d. green handstamped "V.R. / SPECIAL / POST" reading up in black, a superb used example tied 'par complaisance' to small piece by 'VRYBURG / B.B.' cds (May 16 / 19) in black. Pencil manuscript '1900' at top. An exceptional example of a very rare stamp of which just 100 examples were issued. Cert. RPSL (2005) Gi = £ 3'500.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6060 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900 (May 16): Transvaal 1 d. rose-red & green handstamped "V.R. / SPECIAL / POST" reading up in black, a superb used example tied 'par complaisance' to small piece by 'VRYBURG / B.B.' cds (May 16 / 19) in black. Pencil manuscript '2750' at top. An exceptional example of a very rare stamp of which just 60 examples were issued. Cert. RPSL (2005) Gi = £ 6'000.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6061 Mafeking

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    Vryburg (British Re-Occupation) 1900: Cape, Hope 1 d. rose-red, 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.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6062 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 unused block of four, of fresh vibrant colour, marginal from base of sheet, with slight horizontal crease on upper pair and one or two faint tone spots on gum of lower pair mentioned for full accuracy, otherwise fine, with large part og. An exceedingly rare stamp in a multiple. A major exhibition item of the issue. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 3'000+.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 19 Sept 1990, lot 1244.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6063 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, a fine unused horizontal pair, of excellent colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A very rare stamp in a multiple. Cert. BPA (1975) Gi = £ 800+.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 19 Sept 1990, lot 1245.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6064 Griqualand

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    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 4 d. blue, variety 'wmk. CC inverted', optd. 'G.W.' in red, a fine unused example centred to lower left, fresh and very fine, large part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2009) Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6065 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 d. carmine-red optd. "G" in black, a horizontal strip of three (all Type 1a) and a block of six (Types 3-3-2 / 4-4-5, sheet positions 45-47/ 51-53) and 1 s. green optd. "G" in red (Type 6) used with March 1877 1 d. carmine-red optd. "G.W." in black in a horizontal pair and a remarkable strip of six together with single 4 d. blue optd. "G.W." in red; all tied to 1877 registered cover to Antwerp by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamps (March 13) in black. Five stamps removed with "Registered / Cape Town. Cape Colony" datestamp at right (March 19) and "Registered / London" transit on front in red and reverse with Antwerp arrival cds's (April 14). A few imperfections but a quite extraordinary and spectacular Griqualand franking - the letter almost certainly containing rough diamonds sent to Antwerp for cutting.rnrnNote: This cover was responsible for Stanley Gibbons listing the 1877/78 issues from March 1877 rather than April (letter from the late Alan Drysdall to David Aggersburg attached). It is, therefore, the earliest known usage of the "G" overprints on cover and, as far as we are aware, the sole recorded usage of both values of the "G.W." provisionals used with the "G" overprinted issue.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6066 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 Dec 3, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (Dec 10). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Dec 17) at right. Some minor edge wear but a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6067 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in red, Type 6, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated April 15, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (May 8) at alongside. Some minor aging on perforations but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6068 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 6 d. deep lilac optd. "G" in red, Type 3, a used example tied to 1880 cover to Rothwell, Leeds, England tied by double arc KIMBERLEY cds and by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (Oct 28). Reverse with Leeds arrival cds (Nov 24) in black. File fold above adhesive but a scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6069 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Collection with Cape ½ d. grey-black optd. "G" in red with Types 1a-6 represented by unused examples (4, Type 5 with cert.) and used examples (3); 1 d. carmine-red optd. "G" in black with Types 1a-6 used; 4 d. blue optd. "G" in red with Types 1a-6 used (Type 6 with cert.); 4 d. blue without frameline optd. "G" in red with Types 1a-6 used; 6 d. deep lilac optd. "G" in red with Type 2 unused and Types 1a-6 used; 1 s. green optd. "G" in red with Types 1a-6 used and additional Type 3; 5 s. orange optd. "G" in red with Types 1a-6 used. A fine group collected by a serious student of philately in much above average condition Gi = £ 4'750+.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 6070 Griqualand

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    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. italic "G" in black, an unused horizontal pair from the right pane of 60, Types 12a and 12b, positions 43-44, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare positional piece. Cert. RPSL (1968) Gi = £ 240+.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 171.rn                        Robson Lowe, London, 19 Sept 1990, lot 1259.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6071 Griqualand

    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 12, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated Feb 19, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (Feb 19). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Feb 25) at left. Reverse with sender's 'Thos. R. Hellaby / Kimberley / South Africa / Law, Commission & General Agent' cachet in violet. Some minor aging to perforations at right and edge wear but a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6072 Griqualand

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    1878: Second Printing, 6 d. deep lilac, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, optd. "G" (Type 11) in black, a single example and a horizontal pair used on small piece, lightly cancelled in black. The single with a small corner crease at upper right but a scarce usage. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 450+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 6073 Griqualand

    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Collection of the issue with Cape 1 d. carmine-red, optd. "G" in black with unused examples of Types 7, 8, 10 and 13 and used examples of Types 9, 11 and 12; 4 d. blue optd. in black with eight used examples (Types 6-13), 6 d. deep lilac optd. in black with eight used examples (Types 6-11 and two examples of Type 13), with Types 6 and two examples of Type 13 each with RPSL certificates. An exceptional lot from this difficult issue, collected by a serious student of classic philately Gi = £ 2'725.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 6074 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small 'G' in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape ½ d. grey-black, wmk. CC, optd. upright "G" in red, variety "Overprint Inverted", an extraordinary complete unused pane of 60 from the lower right pane, with full COLONIES watermark in margin at top, one stamp with small closed tear and lower row and margin at base with minor horizontal bends, and with printer's guide lines and Serial Number 43. The block with varieties of the overprint throughout largely caused by under-inking. Fresh and very fine, with large part og. and the majority unmounted og. A remarkable and rare surviving multiple Gi = £ 1'740+.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 6075 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. italic "G" in black, Type 16, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated July 22, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (July 23) with further strike at right. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (July 30) at right. Some minor aging on perforations and slight closed tear at top of envelope but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6076 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 15, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated August 21, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (Aug 22). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Aug 27) at left. Some minor aging and fault on perforations but also containing the sender, Thos. Hellaby's, new busines cards: one as a Law, Commission and General Agent, the other as a Debt Recovery Office, together with a flyer advertising his skills as a 'Trade Protector' for 'information as to the status of individuals' in the Goldfields. A scarce and most interesting cover.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 6077 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Collection on leaves with ½ d. grey-black optd. "G" in red, unused and unused with opt. Inverted, ½ d. grey-balck opt. Type 16 with unused example, opt. inverted used, 'Overprint Double' variety unused (2); ½ d. grey-black optd. in black unused (Gi 14d = £ 350), optd. in black inverted (Gi 14da = £ 375), optd. double in black and inverted in red unused (Gi 14db = £ 600) and same but with "G" in red Type 16 unused (Gi 14dc = £ 325); ½ d. optd. Type 16 in black used, in black inverted unused (Gi 15da = £ 170), optd. double in black and inverted in red unused (Gi = £ 325); 1 d. carmine-red with unused pair (cert.), used pairs and a block of four with mixed types, opt. inverted (6, incl. two pairs), opt double variety used, opt. double both inverted, one in red (3) unused, one with cert. (Gi 16d = £ 100 each), 1 d. carmine-red optd. Type 16 with unused (2), used pair with cert., inverted opt. varieties used (5), opt. double both inverted, one in red (3) unused - one with cert. (Gi 17d = £ 180 each), opt. double variety used (Gi 17b = £ 150) with cert., opt. double both inverted used (Gi 17c = £ 180), 4 d. with frame line (both types) used (Gi 18/19 = £ 525); 4 d. blue without frameline showing the listed varieties as above incl. opt. double both inverted used (Gi 20c. = £ 450) with cert., 4 d. optd. in red used (both Types) and with inverted optd. in red (Gi 20da+21da = £ 270); 6 d. deep lilac used, both Types etc. A remarkably complete collection, condition varies but a rare group formed by a discerning collector (62 items).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6078 Griqualand

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    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Cape ½ d. grey-black, optd. "G", Type 17, re-issued to Cape Post Offices after the Colonial merger, four examples used on 1882 cover from Aliwal North to Burghersdorp, tied by double arc ALIWAL NORTH datestamps in black. Reverse with 'Burghersdorp' arrival cds (Aug 21) in black. The stamps slightly off the edge of cover at top but a scarce and attractive usage. Cert. BPA (1991).rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, 22 July 1986, lot 227.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6079 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Cape 4 d. blue, optd. "G", Type 17, used on 1880 cover, with original contents, to Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp (Aug 12) in black, with fine 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds of arrival (Aug 17) alongside. Small closed tear at top and base of envelope but a fine and rare in-period franking.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6080 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small "G" 1879: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1879 cover, with complete contents in German dated November 22, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Nov 27) also tying the adhesive. Some minor aging on perforations but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 6081 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small "G" 1879: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1880 cover, with complete contents dated March 1, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (March 6) alongside. The writer states he is enclosing a draft. Some minor aging on perforations, edge wear and file fold away from adhesive but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6082 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small "G" 1879: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1880 cover, with complete contents dated April 3, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (April 9) alongside. The writer states he is enclosing "second halves of banknote C7967, C7910 and C9557 each £5. I received your telegram yesterday, advert appeared this morning in the 'Advertiser' on Monday in 'Independent'. Shall telegraph when anything turns up". Some minor aging on perforations, edge wear and file fold but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6083 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small "G" 1879: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1880 cover from Du Toit's Span, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by barred numeral obliterator (6 or 9) in black. Oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp at left (April 24) in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (April 29) on reverse. Faults to envelope and stamp with perfs. stained at right, nevertheless a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 6084 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Collection of the six values optd. "G" in black, Type 17, with ½ d. grey-black unused, 1 d. carmine-red used, 1 d. with "Overprint Inverted" and "Overprint Double" varieties used; 4 d. blue used (10 examples) incl. a block of four and a strip of five, "Overprint Double" variety used (ex Jonkers, lot 197, cert. RPSL); 6 d. violet used (2) and "Overprint Inverted" variety used (2) and "Overprint Double" variety used; 1 s. green used (2) and "Overprint Double" variety used; 5 s. orange used. A fine collection Gi = £ 1'050+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6085 Griqualand

    1879: Revenue Stamps, the engraved high values in blocks of four unused, 5 s. orange, £ 1 claret and £ 5 deep blue; all fresh and very fine, superb og. or unmounted og. (Barefoot 68, 70, 71).
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 6086 Natal

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    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 3 d. rose, the fine used vertical tête-bêche pair, of excellent impression and huge margins all round for this rare stamp, each impression cancelled lightly by numeral "1" in bars obliterator of Pietermaritzburg in black. An outstanding and famous pair, now safely removed from the original backing piece which accompanies the lot. Just four examples are known: one with heavy manuscript pen cross cancellation, another with two Crown cancels and the third a shoe-shaped defective example offered some time ago at $ 39'000 by Argyll Etkin in Johannesburg. One of the greatest of all British Colonial rarities in absolutely superlative condition. Cert. RPSL (1998), BPA (2019) Scott 1a = $ 55'000/Gi = £ 50'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 11-14 June 1934, lot 543.
    Starting bid : 25,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6087 Natal

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    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 3 d. rose, a fine used example with large margins all round, clear impression in a bright shade for this issue, cancelled by "Crown / Natal" circular dateamp in blue (April 3). Slight unobtrusive vertical crease and backed on to paper. Rare and particularly fine. Cert. RPSL (1965) Gi = £ 400.rnrnProvenance: Collection C. R. Reynolds.rn                        Harmers, London, 21 Sept 1994, lot 1541.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6088 Natal

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    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 6 d. green, a fine used example with large even margins all round, good impression, cancelled by "Crown / Natal" circular dateamp in blue (Sept 22). A very rare stamp. Signed W. Brandes. Cert. APS (1976) Scott 2 = $ 2'000/Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 6089 Natal

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    Embossed Issues 1857/61: 6 d. green, the magnificent used example, roughly separated, leaving top margin clear and three huge margins surrounding, tied to May 9, 1859 entire letter from Pietermaritzburg to London, addressed to the Lord Bishop of Cape Town, by oval framed POST OFFICE / P.M.BURG handstamp in black. Obverse with handstruck "6d" applied in black and London arrival cds in red (June 27), reverse with CAPE PACKET / DEVONPORT cds of landing (June 26) in black. A rare entire and a particularly attractive cover for this issue. Cert. BPA (2007).rnrnNote: The contents read: "My Dear Lord, I have not of course, said anything to my friends at home about a Bishopric in Zululand. If anything about it should be settled before next Mail, it would be a great favour if you would direct some person to write to my brother, John Mackenzie, 5 St. Andrews Sq., Edinburgh".
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6090 Natal

    1859: De La Rue engraved original Master Die Proof for the 6 d. value on thick card, of outstanding appearance and of great rarity. Sold together with a later 1862 Plate Proof in rose-red on star wmk. paper, notice the difference in the depth of shading on the Queen's right eye, some of which had been lost by the Plate Proof stage of the printing for the later issue. There are believed to be have been just six of the Die Proofs in black struck - one is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6091 Natal

    1862: De La Rue engraved original progressive Die Proof for the 3 d. value on thick card, of outstanding appearance with the corner tablets showing four dots instead of the 'circle in square' design eventually issued: the four lines forming the square yet to be added, a marvellous and extremely rare Proof.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 5-6 March 1981, lot 490.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 6092 Natal

    1862: 3 d. blue, wmk. Small Star, an imperforate Proof block of four from lower left corner of the sheet, good margins all round, the impressions slightly misaligned, first stamp with inking flaw in value tablet at base, second stamp with tiny spot on Crown, light bends not detracting from the fine appearance of a most attractive multiple. De La Rue rarely used watermarked paper for Proofs and Trials. 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 6093 Natal

    1863/65: 1 d. rose, wmk. Crown CC, De La Rue imperforate Proof in a bright shade, ungummed, fresh and very fine. Scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6094 Natal

    1863/65; De La Rue Imperforate Plate Proof for 6 d. value printed in black on thick card paper, a block of four with good to large margins all round, slightest of age stains on front otherwise an attractive and scarce multiple.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6095 Natal

    1863/65: 6 d. violet, wmk. Crown CC, De La Rue imperforate Proof in a bright shade, on lightly gummed medium paper, fresh and very fine. Scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 6096 Natal

    1859/60: 1 d. rose-red and 3 d. blue, no wmk. perf. 14, each in a used horizontal pair of good colour, lightly cancelled in black, fine and most attractive Gi = £ 280.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 6097 Natal

    1859/60: 3 d. blue, no wmk. perf. 14,  a single example used on cover to Revd. Grout at Umsunduzi, care of George Cato in Durban, tied by oval framed POST OFFICE / P.M. BURG handstamp in black. A fine and attractive usage. George C. Cato (1814-1893), amongst many other endeavours was the Consul for Norway & Sweden in Natal.rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 112.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 6098 Natal

    1859: 6 d. blue, no wmk., perf. 14, horizontal pair used on 1867 cover to Cape Town endorsed 'By Golden Fleece' tied by bold strikes of "2" numeral obliterators and by DURBAN / Crown / NATAL cds (May 6) in black, with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds at left (May 15). File fold away from adhesives but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 6099 Natal

    1859/60: 3 d. blue, no wmk., perf. 14, a horizontal pair used on 1866 wrapper to Dr. Bleek in Cape Town, tied by '1' numeral obliterators in black. 'Pietermaritzburg / Natal' cds below and reverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (March 13) of receipt. Scarce late usage of the issue, the writing appears to be that of Bishop Colenso.
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    Lot# : 6100 Natal

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    1859/60: 3 d. blue, no wmk. perf. 14, the famous block of four used on 1867 cover to Birmingham, variety "Vertically Imperforate Between", with misalignment of the vertical perforations, tied in black with circular PIETERMARITZBURG / NATAL cds adjacent (June 5) and PAID / DEVONPORT / CAPE-PACKET of landing in red (July 23). Reverse with Birmingham arrival cds (July 24) in black. An astonishing block, see the Stanley Gibbons footnote regarding this cover which states "No 10a is only known from a cover of 1867 franked with two such pairs". The block is exceptional even where slightly over the edge of the envelope and the thin paper envelope with just one tiny opening tear at top. A remarkable and extremely rare cover for the connoisseur of Southern African philately. Cert. BPA (1987), BPA (2019) Gi = £ 26'000. rnrnNote: The letters enclosed are from the addressee's brother stating that he is now farming and labouring, and residing with a Mr. Bucknall at his farm in Hartstone. The second letter is a request for £20 from Mr. Bucknall so that the two men can 'Crop Share'.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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