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  • Lot# : 2001 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1861: Prepaid cover from St. John's to Brighton struck on despatch with good strike of "♚ / PAID / AT / ANTIGUA" in red with manuscript '6' rate below erased, 'London / Paid' cds in red (June 12). Reverse with 'Antigua' cds of despatch (May 27) and Brighton arrival (June 13) in black. A fine and attractive cover Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2002 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1858/60: Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose, a used example of fresh colour cancelled by superb strike of St. John's "A02" obliterator in black. Exceptional and scarce Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2003 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1858/60: Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, Die II, perf. 14, centred to base, cancelled by fine strike of the St. John's "A02" obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp used in Antigua Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2004 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1862: Perkins Bacon original Proof for the 6 d. value, engraved in black on India paper applied to thick toned card (31 x 32.5 mm.). Rare and very fine.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2005 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1862 (Aug): 6 d. blue-green, no wmk., rough perf. 14 to 16, an unused horizontal pair (perf. 15¾ x 14), marginal from base of sheet, of superb depth of colour, trivial blunted perforations at right, large part og. A rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'600+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2006 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1862 (Aug): 6 d. blue-green, no wmk., rough perf. 14 to 16, a used example, positions 26, showing the 'Morton-Evans' re-entry on "CE" of PENCE, cancelled by "A02" of St. John's leaving the re-entry relatively clear. Scarce Gi = £ 550.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2007 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

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    1862 (Aug): 6 d. blue-green, no wmk., Trial perf. 14 to 16 compound with 11½ to 12½ at right, an unused example of deep colour, centred to top, fine appearance, small part og. A very rare stamp. Certs. RPSL (1953), RPSL (1993) Gi = £ 3'250.rnProvenance: Collection Dempsey Prappas; Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21-22 Oct 2004, lot 2109.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2008 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

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    1863/67: 1 d. rosy mauve, wmk. Small Star, rough perf. 14 to 16, a used single and horizontal strip of four on 1864 cover endorsed 'via Halifax' to Wilmot, Nova Scotia all tied by four superb strikes of the St. John's "A02" obliterator in black and by '4' credit marking in red crayon. Reverse with 'Antigua' despatch cds (June 11), double arc 'St. Thomas' transit cds (June 13), Halifax datestamp (July 12) and 'Wilmot / NS' arrival with obverse showing "CTS/5" charge marking in black. No side flaps but an exquisite and rare cover. Cert. BPA (1996).rnProvenance: Collection Charlton-Henry, Harmer Rooke, New York, 4-7 April 1961, lot 11; Collection E.Victor Toeg, RL, London, 12 Dec 1990; Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004, lot 2137.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2009 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1863/67: 1 d. dull rose, wmk. Small Star, rough perf. 14 to 16, a used horizontal strip of three, neatly cancelled by three strikes of the English Harbour "A18" obliterator in black; ironed diagonal crease not affecting the most attractive appearance Gi = £ 165+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2010 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1863/67: 1 d. dull rose, wmk. Small Star, rough perf. 14 to 16, a horizontal pair and a strip of three used on 1864 mourning envelope to Government House, Dominica tied by five fine strikes of the St. John's "A02" obliterator in black and by '4' credit marking in red crayon. Slight edge wear and reverse with crest removed with part flap but with 'Antigua' despatch cds (Oct 2) and double arc 'Dominica' arrival (Oct 3) in black. A fine and attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2011 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1863/67: 6 d. green, 6 d. dark green and 6 d. yellow-green, wmk. Small Star sideways, rough perf. 14 to 16, the three shades, all in fine used horizontal pairs, each lightly cancelled by the St. John's "A02" obliterator in black. A scarce and charming trio Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2012 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1863/67: 6 d. green, wmk. Small Star sideways, rough perf. 14 to 16, a used example, variety "Watermark Upright" and showing the marginal lines of watermark, lightly cancelled by "A02" in black. Fine and scarce Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2013 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    Recess by De La Rue from the Perkins Bacon Plates 1872: 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example, variety "Watermark Reversed" and commoner thus, large part og. A fine and scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2014 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    Recess by De La Rue from the Perkins Bacon Plates 1876: 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a used horizontal pair on 1874 cover to London tied by St. John's "A02" obliterators in black with reverse showing 'Antigua' (April 11) despatch cds and London arrival (April 28) both in black. An attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2015 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    Recess by De La Rue from the Perkins Bacon Plates 1876: 1 d. scarlet and 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, each in a horizontal pair, used on 1877 cover from St. John's to Gorlitz, Prussia tied by "A02" obliterators in black with '1/½' credit in red crayon at left and 'London / Paid' transit cds below (Feb 12). Reverse with 'Antigua' cds (Jan 26) and Niesky arrival (Feb 14) in black. The adhesives with minor age stains on two, but a charming and colourful cover to a most unusual destination.rnProvenance: Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004, lot 2172.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2016 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    Recess by De La Rue from the Perkins Bacon Plates 1876: 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example of good colour, fine, large part og. Scarce. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 175.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2017 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1879: Keyplate 2½ d. red-brown, wmk. Crown CC, an Imperforate Imprimatur, large margins on three sides, a tad close at base, unused without gum. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2018 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1879/82: Proofs for the De La Rue Keyplate (2), without Country Name or Duty Plate, wmk. Crown CA, perforated 12, one printed in sepia, the other in carmine-rose; fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 12 Dec 1990.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2019 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1879: Keyplate 4 d. blue, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example of fine colour, well centred, fresh and fine, large part og. An elusive stamp. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2020 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1882: Keyplate set of three values, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, fair to fine, part to large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 470.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2021 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1882: Keyplate 2½ d. red-brown, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, large part og. with lower pair showing small speck on one but unmounted og. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 760+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2022 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1882: ½ d. dull green, five examples and single 2½ d. red-brown with 1884 1 d. carmine-red, used on 1887 registered cover to Germany tied by 'Antigua' datestamps (Sept 10) in black, with oval 'R' below. New York transit registration label on front and reverse with New York datestamps (Sept 19) and Geestemunde arrival cds (Sept 30). A scarce and colourful franking.rnProvenance: Collection E. Victor Toeg, RL, London, 12 Dec 1990; Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004, lot 2213.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2023 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1879: 4 d. blue, wmk. Crown CC, a used example on 1882 cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia tied by "A02" obliterator with 'Antigua' cds adjacent (Sept 1); with straight line UNCLAIMED in black at left and reverse with Halifax cds and "Dead Letter Office / Canada" cds (Nov 8). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2024 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1882: Keyplate 4 d. blue, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used example (Plate 2, Right Pane, Row 3, stamp 3), showing variety "Top Left Triangle Detached", cancelled by complete 'Antigua' cds (30 Sept 1887) in black leaving the variety just clear. Scarce Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2025 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1884/87: 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a complete unused sheet of 120 subjects, split into four equal blocks of thirty (6 x 5) from each corner of the sheet, with the re-entries on positions 8 and 20, and the prominent diagonal scratch on positions 88 to 100, fresh and very fine, superb large part, mostly unmounted og. Gi = £ 270+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2026 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1884/87: 2½ d. ultramarine, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type D12), also showing variety "Large "2" in 2½ with Slanting Foot", a couple of blunted perfs. otherwise fine, large part og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2027 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1884/87: 4 d. chestnut, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example (Plate 2, Right pane, Row 3, stamp 3), showing variety "Top Left Triangle Detached", large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2028 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the Edward VII headplate only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '11 FEB 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004, lot 2282.rn                  rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2029 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the Badge 2 d. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '18 FEB 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004, lot 2270.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2030 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the Badge 2 s. value, Frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '25 FEB 03' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004, lot 2280.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2031 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1903/07: Badge of the Colony Issue, wmk. Crown CC, the set of ten values unused overprinted SPECIMEN in black, together with the 1908/17 three values ½ d. green, 1 d. red and 2½ d. ultramarine optd. SPECIMEN in black, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 290.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2032 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1913: George V 5 s. grey-green & violet, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four, marginal from lower right of sheet showing Plate Number '1' in margin, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Gi = £ 380+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2033 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1917 (Oct 1): 'War Stamp' in red on ½ d. green, an unused horizontal pair on watermarked Multiple Crown CA paper, large margins all round, unmounted og. Extremely rare - just six examples were produced thus for an Official at De La Rue, thus one of three known pairs: one of which (illustrated in "War Tax Stamps" by John G.M. Davis on page 45), was in the Frederick Mayer collection. Rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2034 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1921: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 1921-29 definitive issue, the completed design with Duty Plate, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and manuscript dated '17/1/21' in ink at right. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection Frederick Mayer, Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004, lot 2335.rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2035 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1921/29: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, on chalk surfaced paper, a fine unused example, large part og. Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2036 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1932 (Jan 27): Tercentenary set of ten values unused, perforated SPECIMEN diagonally, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2037 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1932: Tercentenary set of ten values, all used on 'Last Day of Tercentenary Issue' cover, neatly cancelled by "St. John's / Antigua" datestamps (26 Jan 1933) in black. Slight file fold well away from the fine adhesives, scarce Gi = £ 325+.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2038 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1938: Pictorial issue, the set of twelve values unused, all perforated SPECIMEN diagonally, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2039 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1938: Waterlow Pictorial issue, Essay for the proposed 2 s. 6 d. value 'Fort James', hand-painted in blue, black and pale blue with printed head-plate in black, sky and lettering in Chinese white on card (140 x 88 mm.) in horizontal format, similar to the design of the issued 3 d. value, painted by the designer A. W. Morley and endorsed 'Antigua 15.4.38' in manuscript at top and marked as 'Approved' at lower right. Superb and unique.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 6-7 Oct 2010, lot 1017.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2040 Barbuda

    Overprinted BARBUDA on Leewards 1922 (July 13): Leewards ½ d. to 5 s. values overprinted BARBUDA, the complete set of eleven Imperforate Plate Proofs, all on Multiple Script CA watermarked paper except the 5 s. green & red on pale yellow which is on Multiple Crown CA watermarked paper, 6 d. with slight rub as usual, fresh and very fine, the ½ d., 2 d. and 2½ d. on ungummed paper; the rest of the values large part og.  Rare.rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 6-7 Oct 2010, lot 1025.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2041 Barbuda

    Overprinted BARBUDA on Leewards 1922 (July 13): Leewards ½ d. to 5 s. values overprinted BARBUDA, the complete set of eleven values, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or in red (4 s. and 1 s.), fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2042 Barbuda

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2043 Barbuda

    Overprinted BARBUDA on Leewards 1922 (July 13): Leewards 1 d. bright scarlet, Die II, wmk. Multiple Script CA, overprinted BARBUDA, a fine used example, variety "Watermark Reversed", lightly cancelled by part Barbuda cds in black. An elusive and rare stamp Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2044 Bahamas

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    1858/60: Great Britain 1 d. red, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, pl. 56, a used example lettered OG, superbly cancelled by the Nassau "A05" obliterator in black. Scarce. Cert. BPA (1991) Gi = £ 2'500.rnProvenance: Collection 'Staircase', Spink, London, 8 April 1999, lot 44; Spink, London, 21-22 Oct 2004, lot 2480.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2045 Bahamas

    1859: Perkins Bacon 1 d. Plate Proof engraved in deep black, imperforate on thick card paper, a horizontal pair, fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2046 Bahamas

    1859: Perkins Bacon 1 d. Plate Proof engraved in deep black, imperforate on thick card paper, a block of four, marginal from top of sheet, positions 7-8 / 17-18 with position 8 showing the constant small Plate Scratch below the 'A'' of INTERINSULAR. Fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 11 June 2010, lot 44.rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2047 Bahamas

    1860 (April): 1 d. dull lake, imperforate, an unused block of four on thin paper, corner marginal from the lower left of the sheet, fresh and fine, large part og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 260+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2048 Bahamas

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    1860 (April): 1 d. dull lake, imperforate, a used example on thin paper, clear to large margins all round, in a deep reddish shade, cancelled by part strike of the "A05" obliterator at Nassau. Scarce. Cert. RPSL (1935) Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2049 Bahamas

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    1860 (April): 1 d. dull lake, imperforate, a used horizontal pair on thin paper, good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by complete strike of the "A05" obliterator at Nassau. Superb and rare so fine. Cert. BPA (2000) Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2050 Bahamas

    1861. Cancelled Stamps for Rowland Hill’s nephew Ormond HillrnOn 18 April 1861 Ormond Hill, the nephew of Rowland Hill, wrote to Joshua Butters Bacon the head of Perkins Bacon and Co.:rn“My dear Sir, Two or three of my friends who are collectors of Postage Stamps have asked me to procure for them specimens of new or uncommon stamps whenever I have it in my power. It occurs to me that perhaps you may be able to give me a few ...”rnHe added on 24 April:rn“... I should be glad to have six stamps of each kind ...”rnOn 15 August J. Upham (for J.B. Bacon) sent the stamps to Pearson Hill with the following letter:rn“Dear Sir, I beg now to send you as promised ... an envelope addressed to Ormond Hill Esq. containing 6 obliterated impressions of each of the stamps named in the list and request you will take two of each for Rowland Hill Esq. and yourself and then seal the package and forward it together with a letter which you will also find addressed to him, to Mr. Ormond Hill.”rnIt turned out that the supply of the Crown Agents‘ property was given without authority.rnOrmond Hill was not asked to return the „specimens“, and in fact, all were treated as private property. Nevertheless, the case destroyed Perkins Bacon as future printers for the Crown Agents.rnFrom Peter Jaffe in "Cancelled by Perkins Bacon“, published for Spink & Son Ltd by James Bendon Ltd. (1998).rnrnrnRecess Perkins Bacon 1860 (Oct): 1 d. lake, used with CANCELLED obliterator struck at lower left leaving the vignette clear, position 3 in the proposed block of six in the Peter Jaffé handbook, the perforations have been added at top and at base as the other examples are all imperforate at top and at base. Nevertheless an extraordinarily rare stamp: the sole such in private hands - of the six examples, two have yet to be found, two are in the 'Bradbury' Collection in the Royal Philatelic Society in London and one in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Gi = £ 8'500.rnProvenance: Collection Peter Jaffé, Spink, London, 4 Oct 2006, lot 1047.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2051 Bahamas

    1861 (June): 1 d. lake, no wmk., rough perf. 14 to 16, a used example in a rosy shade, well centred and lightly cancelled by small part "A05" obliterator in black. Scarce and fine Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2052 Bahamas

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    1861 (Dec): 4 d. dull rose, no wmk., perf. 14 to 16, a used horizontal pair of fine appearance, slight nick at right, cancelled by light indecipherable cds and by superb double arc BAHAMAS datestamp (17 Feb, 1862) in black. A splendid and most unusual usage. Cert. BPA (1964) Gi = £ 800+.rnProvenance: Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9 Nov 1999, lot 1134.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2053 Bahamas

    1861: Perkins Bacon Plate Proof for the 6 d. value engraved in black, a fine horizontal pair, sheet marginal at left. Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2054 Bahamas

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    1861 (Dec): 6 d. grey-lilac, no wmk., rough perf. 14 to 16, an unused example of very rich colour, well centred, large part og. In the foremost quality, an extremely fine example of a very rare stamp. Certs. Philatelic Foundation (1976), BPA (1993) Gi = £ 4'250.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 2-3 Nov 2006, lot 618.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2055 Bahamas

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    1862: 1 d. carmine-lake, no wmk., variety "Imperforate" and probably of Proof status, an unused example with large even margins all round, of fabulous rich colour, large part og. Exceptional and of great scarity. Certs. BPA (1992), RPSL (1992).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2056 Bahamas

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    1862: 1 d. carmine-lake, no wmk., perf. 11½, 12, compound with 11, an unused example in a fresh deep shade, perf. 11 horizontally, blunted perfs. at top and merest trace of thin spot and internal bend, but of fine appearance, part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1955) Gi = £ 2'250.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2057 Bahamas

    1862: 4 d. dull rose, perf. 11½, 12 compound with 11, a used example in splendid quality, position 60 from lower right corner of the sheet, used on "Royal Victoria Hotel / Nassau, Bahamas / John S. Howell Propr." coloured advertising envelope to New York tied by "A05" obliterator in black. Reverse with double arc 'Bahamas' despatch cds (Sept 27) in black and front with "New York Ship Letter / " charge marking of receipt (Oct 4). A wonderful and iconic cover, certainly the first recorded usage of this stamp on letter and possibly unique thus. Cert. PF (1977) now missing.rnProvenance: Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9 Nov 1999, lot 1469; Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 22 June 2010, lot 75.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2058 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 1 d. brown-lake, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example, well centred, variety "Watermark Inverted & Reversed", large part og. Unlisted by Gibbons unused Gi = £ 180 used.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2059 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 1 d. carmine-lake, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused horizontal pair of rich colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 240+.rnProvenance: Collection Charlton-Henry (1961); Collection H. Moreton-Black, Christie's, London, 28 Feb 1996; Collection 'Staircase', Spink, London, 8 April 1999, lot 195; Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, lot 57.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2060 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Crown CC, an unused Imperforate example overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D4), large part browned og. Believed to have been overprinted in circa 1882, the handstamp used only on items held by De La Rue, very rare.rnProvenance: Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9 Nov 1999, lot 1192; Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 16-18 Feb 2005, lot 53.rnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2061 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 4 d. brownish rose, wmk. Crown CC (reversed), an unused example of splendid colour, well centred, superb large part og. Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2062 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 4 d. brownish rose, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, a used example on 1871 cover to Philadelphia, USA tied by Nassau "A05" obliterator in black with "N. Y. Steamship / 3" charge marking in black below (April 21). Reverse with double arc 'Bahamas' despatch cds (April 17). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2063 Bahamas

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    1863 (May): 6 d. deep violet, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused block of four in a rich shade, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare and beautiful block. Cert. RPSL (2003) Gi = £ 2'600+.rnProvenance: Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 22 June 2010, lot 100.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2064 Bahamas

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    1863 (May): 6 d. aniline violet, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example of fresh deep colour, fine large part og. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2065 Bahamas

    1863/77: 1 d. scarlet-vermilion, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of twelve (4 x 3), of lovely rich colour, well centred, fresh and fine, large part og. Delightful Gi = £ 840+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2066 Bahamas

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    1863/77: 1 d. scarlet-vermilion, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, a single example and a horizontal strip of five, used on 1881 Government embossed registered cover (crest on reverse) from Nassau to Halifax, Nova Scotia all tied by six strikes of the "A05" obliterator in black with circular REGISTERED / NASSAU datestamp in red below (June 30). Reverse with 'St. John's / Canada' cds and Halifax arrival (July 13). A wonderful and rare cover. Cert. RPSL (1968).rnProvenance: Collection W.S. Davy, Harmers, London, 9 May 1960, lot 7; Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9-10 Nov 1999, lot 643.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2067 Bahamas

    1863 (May): 1 d. scarlet (aniline), wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example with good perforations and bright colour, fine unused without gum. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2068 Bahamas

    1865/76: 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example of good colour, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type D8), fresh and fine large part og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2069 Bahamas

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    1865/76: 4 d. rose-lake, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of four of superb colour, right pair with unobtrusive crease not affecting the appearance, large part og. A rare stamp in a multiple. Cert. BPA (1972) Gi = £ 1'800+.rnProvenance: RL, London, 25 Sept 1979, lot 674.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2070 Bahamas

    1863/80: 1 s. green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of eighteen on medium paper (0.10 mm.), marginal at base with centreline and serial number '23', and imprint "(S)TAMPS" at right, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 160+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2071 Bahamas

    1882: 1 d. scarlet vermilion, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 12, an unused block of four, of fine fresh colour, superb large part og. Gi = £ 240+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2072 Bahamas

    1882: 4 d. rose, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 12, an unused horizontal pair, showing the marginal watermark letters (Crown Agents), left stamp with slight oxidisation otherwise fresh and fine with large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2073 Bahamas

    1882 (March): 1 s. green, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a used block of eight (4 x 2), neatly cancelled by "27" numeral of the "Out Islands Post Office", fresh and very fine. Scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 110+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2074 Bahamas

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    1883 (June): Surcharged 4 d. on 6 d. deep violet, an unused example, marginal from right of sheet, very fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1965) Gi = £ 550.rnProvenance: Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9-10 Nov 1999, lot 1249.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2075 Bahamas

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    1883 (June): Surcharged 4 d. on 6 d. deep violet, an unused example, variety "Surcharge Inverted & Diagonal", tiny bend at base not affecting the appearance otherwise very fresh and fine, part og. Without doubt finer in appearance than the 'Ludington / Charlton Henry' and 'Staircase / Caspary' examples of this extremely rare stamp. Certs. RPSL (1926), BPA (2003) Gi = £ 18'000.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 2-3 Nov 2006, lot 632.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2076 Bahamas

    1884: De La Rue Master Die Proof, stamp size without Duty Plate and the top frameline at upper right not successfully cleared, no shading at the base of the bust and side ornaments incomplete; imperforate in black on white glazed card. An extremely fine and rare progressive Proof.rnProvenance: Collection H. Moreton Black, Christie's, London, 28 Feb 1996, lot 102.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2077 Bahamas

    1883: De La Rue Colour Trial for the 1 d. value, imperforate on wmk. Crown CA paper, printed in lilac with Duty Plate in green, large part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection H. Moreton Black, Christie's, London, 28 Feb 1996, lot 108.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2078 Bahamas

    1883: De La Rue Colour Trial for the 1 d. value, imperforate on wmk. Crown CA paper, printed in black on red with Duty Plate in carmine, applied to thick card. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection H. Moreton Black, Christie's, London, 28 Feb 1996, lot 109.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2079 Bahamas

    1884/90: Definitive set of six values unused to £ 1 Venetian red, with two shades of 1 d., three shades of 2½ d., the 4 d. with one toned perf., the £ 1 superb, all large part og. or unmounted og., the £ 1 signed A. Diena Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2080 Bahamas

    1902/07: £ 1 green & black, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, an unused example handstamped locally with SPECIMEN diagonally in black (Samuel Type BAH 1), large part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2081 Bahamas

    1906/11: De La Rue Colour Trial, 1 d. value imperforate on wmk. Multiple Crown CA paper, printed in pale green (colour of issued ½ d.), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce.rnProvenance: Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 22 June 2010, lot 200.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2082 Bahamas

    1906/11: 6 d. brown, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four, marginal at right, fourth stamp (Row 6, stamp 6) showing variety "Malformed second "E" in PENCE", fresh and fine slight wrinkle on unmounted og. Just 104 examples of this variety can exist Gi = £ 325+.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 175.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2083 Bahamas

    1906/11: 6 d. brown, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of ten (2 x 5), corner marginal at right with Plate Number '1' in margin, second stamp (Row 6, stamp 6) showing variety "Malformed second "E" in PENCE", fresh and fine, unmounted og. Just 104 examples of this variety can exist Gi = £ 425+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2084 Bahamas

    1912: De La Rue Master Die Proof with Duty Plate, printed in black on galzed white card, endorsed BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '30 JAN 12' in blue. Scarce and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection H. Moreton Black, Christie's, London, 28 Feb 1996, lot 161.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2085 Bahamas

    1912/19: 2½ d. ultramarine, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type D12), variety "Overprint SPECIMEN Double", fresh and very fine, large part og. Extremely scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2086 Bahamas

    1906/12: De La Rue Colour Trial, 1 s. value imperforate on wmk. Multiple Crown CA paper, printed in violet & vermilion on yellow, fresh and fine but for tiny corner crease, large part og. Scarce.rnProvenance: Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9-10 Nov 1999, lot 1321.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2087 Bahamas

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    1918 (Feb-July): War Tax, 1 d. black & red, overprinted in Nassau, an unused example, variety "Overprint Double, One Inverted", fine appearance, browned large part og. Rare. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2088 Bahamas

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    1918 (Feb-July): War Tax, 3 d. purple on yellow, overprinted in Nassau, an unused example with variety "Overprint Double", almost superimposed, of fresh appearance, superb, large part og., with normal for comparison. Cert. BPA (1982) Gi = £ 1'600.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 2-3 Nov 2006, lot 638.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2089 Bahamas

    1919 (July 4): 'War Tax' on 3 d. black & brown, an unused example, marginal from right of sheet, with variety "Double Print at Base", presumably where a sheet was stopped during printing, the lower part of the stamp showing Duty Plates and THREE PENCE being doubly printed, fine, large part og. Normal for comparison, a rare and most unusual variety.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2090 Bahamas

    1919 (July 4): 'War Tax' on 3 d. black & brown, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, variety "Watermark Reversed", fresh and fine, unmounted og. Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2091 Bahamas

    1920: Peace Celebration, De La Rue ½ d. green, an Imperforate Colour Trial on wmk. Multiple Crown CA sideways paper, large part slightly browned og. Slight stain but scarce and most unusual.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2092 Bahamas

    1921/22: Queen's Staircase, De La Rue Plate Proof for 2 s. value in black & blue, an imperforate block of six (3 x 2), positions 43-45 / 55-57 (pos. 56 with the re-entry), on wmk. Multiple Script CA toned paper, the three lower stamps with small thins not affecting the appearance, unused without gum and pencil dated on reverse '8/6/22'. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Morris Ludington, Spink, London, 9-10 Nov 1999, lot 1287; Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 22 June 2010, lot 168.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2093 Bahamas

    1921/37: De La Rue Printer's samples, an Imperforate horizontal Proof pair of the ½ d. value in purple & blue, printed on unwatermarked paper, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type DS1), without gum. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2094 Bahamas

    1931: Bradbury Wilkinson Plate Proofs for the 2 s. slate-purple & deep ultramarine and 3 s. slate purple & myrtle-green, Imperforate on wmk. Multiple Script CA ungummed paper, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2095 Bahamas

    1942 (Oct 12): Landfall of Columbus 4 d. light blue & red-orange, an unused example (Row 5, stamp 2) showing variety "COIUMBUS", fresh and fine, unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2096 Bahamas

    1942 (Oct 12): Landfall of Columbus 3 s. brownish black & green, an unused block of four from top right corner of the sheet showing requisition number 484, fourth stamp (Row 2, stamp 12) showing variety "Stop after COLUMBUS.", fresh and very fine, slight age spot on unmounted og. Very rare Gi = £ 2'500+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2097 Bahamas

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    Special Delivery 1916 (May 1): Staircase 5 d. black & orange, overprinted by the Nassau Guardian, an unused example, variety "Overprint Double, One Inverted", fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2098 Barbados

    1852: Cover from Barbados to Philadelphia, USA endorsed 'Paid' at upper right struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BARBADOES" in red with manuscript '1s.' paid in red. Reverse with both double arc "Barbadoes" despatch (Nov 11) and "St. Thomas" transit cds in black (Nov 14) and obverse with 'Steamship / 10' for incoming Ship fee. Scarce and attractive Gi = £ 475.rnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 28 My 1987, lot 350.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2099 Barbados

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1852/55: (½ d.) yellow-green on blued paper, a used horizontal pair with large margins all round, of lovely delicate colour, lightly cancelled in black. A magnificent multiple and very scarce thus. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2100 Barbados

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1852/55: (½ d.) deep green on blued paper, an unused horizontal pair of rich colour, large even margins all round, left hand stamp with part paper-maker's watermark, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF
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