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  • Lot# : 2559 Jamaica

    1849 (Oct 20): Entire letter from Kingston to New York endorsed 'Crescent City', struck with 'KINGSTON-JAMAICA / PAID' double arc cds in red on despatch (prepaid '1/4' in manuscript) and two line "JAMAICA / SHIP LETTER" in black. Circular '20' in red (cents) applied on arrival for a double rate entire, the letter mentioning an enclosure: the letter being from the Forwarding Agent Garcia Del Rio discussing forwarded letters to Colombia.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2560 Jamaica

    1857: Great Britain 1 d. red, perf. 14, a horizontal strip of four used on 1860 cover from Kingston to Morant Bay, tied by three fine strikes of the "A01" obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Kingston' despatch cds (May 7) and double arc 'Morant Bay' arrival cds in black. File fold crosses one adhesive but a scarce franking.rnProvenance: Collection L.C.C. Nicholson, Harmers, London, 12 Feb 1940, lot 5.rn                   Spink-Shreves, New York, 28 Jan 2011, lot 1060.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2561 Jamaica

    1857: Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose-carmine, a single example tied to large piece by fine strike of scarce "A29" obliterator with corresponding 'BATH / JAMAICA' cds adjacent (Nov 1, 1859) and double arc Kingston cds. Most attractive Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2562 Jamaica

    1857: Great Britain 4 d. rose-carmine cancelled by fine strike of "A52" obliterator of MANCHIONEAL in black. Scarce Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2563 Jamaica

    1856/57; Great Britain 4 d. rose-carmine and 6 d. lilac used on small piece tied by "A55" obliterator with MILE GULLY / JAMAICA datestamp adjacent (Sept 9, 1859) with '9' of date in manuscript. Scarce and attractive piece Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2564 Jamaica

    1857: Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose-carmine in a horizontal pair, used on 1859 entire letter to Kingston endorsed 'Post', tied by "A57" obliterators of MONTEGO BAY in black. Reverse with 'Montego Bay' cds (Oct 10) and Kingston arrival on front (Oct 12) in black. A fresh and very fine entire.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2565 Jamaica

    1856: Great Britain 6 d. lilac, a fine example cancelled by fine strike of "A70" obliterator of RIO BUENO in black. Scarce Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2566 Jamaica

    1860: The original De La Rue artist's proposal for the first issue of Jamaica, hand-painted on thick card (20 x 23.5 mm.) with JAMAICA POSTAGE at top and THREE PENCE at base with side panels decorated with nine Shamrocks on each side in Chinese white on black, Queen Victoria head-plate in white surrounded in pencil on grey wash background. A famous Essay ex the De La Rue records, splendid and unique.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Heathcote, RL, London, 10 Dec 1968, lot 563.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2567 Jamaica

    1860: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card in vertical format, fresh and very fine. Rare.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 810.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2568 Jamaica

    1860: 1 d. pale blue, Imperforate Plate Proof on watermarked paper, good even margins, overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel Type D2) in black. Some age spots on small part og. Scarce.rnProvenance: Collection Marcus Samuel (1992); Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 3-4 May 2007, lot 135.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2569 Jamaica

    1860: Imperforate Plate Proofs on watermarked paper, 1 d. in blue, 2 d. in rose, 4 d. brown-orange and 6 d. dull lilac all with good margins, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel Type D2) in black, the 1 d. and 2 d. values unused without gum, the 4 d. and 6 d. with large part og. A scarce group.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 2003, lot 690.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2570 Jamaica

    1860: 1 d. blue, an unused horizontal strip of six, sheet marginal with part imprint STAMP at right, fresh and very fine colour, superb large part og. or unmounted og. Slight spot on wing margin at left but a delightful multiple Gi = £ 420+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2571 Jamaica

    1860: 1 d. pale blue, an unused block of four in a delicate 'milky' shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2572 Jamaica

    1860: 1 d. pale blue, a used horizontal strip of six, divided by interpanneau wing margins, lightly cancelled by obliterators in black. Exceptional and extremely rare Gi = £90+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2573 Jamaica

    1860: 1 d. blue, 4 d. brown-orange and 1 s. yellow-brown all used on 1870 entire letter from Kingston to Genova, Italy endorsed 'voie de Southampton' tied by "Kingston / Jamaica / A01" duplexes (May 9), with 'London / Paid' transit cds and oval 'PD' applied in red (May 30). Reverse with Genova arrival (June 2). A charming and scarce three colour franking.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2574 Jamaica

    1860: De La Rue Die Proof for the 2 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "Aug. 29-60" at upper left in black. Minor browning to glaze at right otherwise a fine and rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2575 Jamaica

    1860: 3 d. green, an unused example of good colour, locally overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel Type J3) in black. Slight aging on large part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 2003, lot 696.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2576 Jamaica

    1860: 3 d. green, an unused horizontal strip of six from base of pane with full imprint "PRICE 3d. per Label: 1s. 6d. per Row of Six: / 15s. per sheet of Sixty", wing marginal at left, the stamps of fresh rich colour, minor piece of margin missing at lower right, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. A magnificent and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 950+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2577 Jamaica

    1860: 6 d. dull lilac, an unused block of four, wing margin at right, of fresh delicate colour, superb large part og. An extremely attractive multiple, rare so fine Gi = £ 1'000+.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 10 March 1964, lot 91.rn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2578 Jamaica

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    1860: 1 s. purple-brown, the 1862 printing, an unused example of wonderful depth of colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1980) Gi = £ 550.rnProvenance: Collection Sir Gwaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 3-4 May 2007, lot 139.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2579 Jamaica

    1860: 1 s. purple-brown, a used example on 1866 cover to London tied by "Kingston / Jamaica / A01" duplex (Dec 24) in black with 'London / Paid' cds at left (Jan 17, 1867) in red and further arrival in black on reverse. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2580 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CC 1870/83: ½ d. claret and ½ d. deep claret, 1 d. blue and 1 d. deep clear blue, 2 d. rose and 2 d. deep rose, 3 d. green, 4 d. brown-orange and 4 d. red-orange, 6 d. mauve, 1 s. dull brown, 2 s. Venetian red with wmk. upright and 5 s. lilac, wmk. Crown CC, the complete set of all listed shades, one 4 d. with 400 trimmed wing margin otherwise generally fine with large part og. Rare thus Gi = £ 1'650+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2581 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CC 1870/83: 2 d. rose, wmk. Crown CC, unused blocks of four (2), each of good colour, one with watermark upright, the other with variety "Watermark Inverted", minor wrinkles on large part og. Scarce multiples and a most attractive pairing Gi = £ 1'120+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2582 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CC 1870/83: 3 d. green, a vertical pair of fresh colour used on 1879 cover from Montego Bay to Philadelphia tied by vertical "A56" obliterator of Montego Bay with despatch cds below (Feb 17). Reverse with Kingston cds (Feb 18), Baltimore and Philadelphia cds's (Feb 27) and italic "Paid All" in black. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2583 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CC 1870/83: 1 s. dull brown, wmk. Crown CC, an unused block of four, of good rich colour, fourth stamp showing variety "$ for S in SHILLING", fine large part og. with the lower pair including the variety unmounted og. An exceptional and very rare positional multiple Gi = £ 1'400+.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2584 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CC 1873/83: De La Rue Die Proof for 2 s. value printed in black on glazed white card, struck with BEFORE HARDENING and "June. 18. 1875" in black at top, fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 12 June 1991, lot 1251.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2585 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CC 1870/83: 2 s, Venetian red, wmk. Crown CC, an unused example with some aging on perfs., with manuscript "Specimen" diagonally in ink. Ex the De La Rue archives, rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2586 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CC 1870/83: Artist's stamp size Essay for the proposed 5 s. value, hand-painted on thick card in close to the issued design, with JAMAICA POSTAGE at top and FIVE SHILLINGS at base picked out in Chinese white on deep brown background, the vignette of the Queen's head and background pasted in pale red-brown. Not illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP although two 2 s. and a further unadopted 5 s. Essay are shown on page 4303. Exquisite and extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2587 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CA 1883/97: 2 d. slate, wmk. Crown CA, an unused corner block of four from upper left of sheet with serial number 169, of excellent colour, fresh and fine, unmounted og. A scarce stamp in an unused multiple Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2588 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CA 1883/97: 1 s. brown, wmk. Crown CA, a used example showing variety "$ for S in SHILLING", the cancellation leaving the variety clear. Some peripheral aing mentioned for full accuracy but scarce Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2589 Jamaica

    Watermark Crown CA 1883/97: 5 s. lilac, wmk. Crown CA, an unused corner marginal of four from upper left of sheet with Plate 1 in margin, of lovely delicate colour, fresh and fine, light wrinkle on first stamp, unmounted og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 260+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2590 Jamaica

    1889/91: De La Rue Matser Die Proof, stamp size, printed in black on glazed white card, without Duty Plate, fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 812.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2591 Jamaica

    1890 (June 4): Provisional 2½ d. on 4 d. red-brown, the selection (7) with normal example unused, 'wide setting' unused, "Double Surcharge" variety fine used, PFNNY for PENNY variety unused and used, and PFNNY variety with 'K' for 'Y' unused and used. A scarce and fine group Gi = £ 740+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2592 Jamaica

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    1890 (June 4): Provisional 2½ d. on 4 d. red-brown, Setting I, an unused block of eight (4 x 2), the block of four at right showing two additional impressions of the TWO PENCE / HALF-PENNY surcharge overlapping the four stamps (variety "Double Surcharge"), fresh and very fine, a most unusual multiple, large part og. with five stamps unmounted og. Cert. BPA (1998) Gi = £ 1'400+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2593 Jamaica

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    1890 (June 4): Provisional 2½ d. on 4 d. red-brown, single example showing variety "Surcharge Double", used on registered 1892 cover to Cape Town with 1885 4 d. red-brown (2) and single 1889 2½ d. dull purple & blue all tied by oval JAMAICA / REGISTERED datestamps (May 30) in black. London transit on front (June 16) in red and reverse with Cape Town arrival (July 6) in red. A splendid and rare cover. Cert. RPSL (1953).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2594 Jamaica

    1901: De La Rue artist's Essay for proposed bicoloured Llandovery Falls issue, Imperforate on large thick card marked "A" and "Dupl." dated "Jan 2nd. 01" in manuscript, with the Falls vignette printed in deep indigo-blue and the frame overlapping the vignette hand-painted in bright yellow-green, as submitted to the Crown Agents with eleven other examples on Jan 2, 1901. Superb, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4307. Beautiful.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2595 Jamaica

    Arms of Jamaica 1903/04: ½ d. grey & dull green, 1 d. grey & carmine, 2½ d. grey & ultramarine and 5 d. grey & yellow, unused with 1 d. in a strip of three, showing variety "SER.ET" for "SERVIET" below Arms (Row 4, Stamp 2), fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare set Gi = £ 925+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2596 Jamaica

    Arms of Jamaica 1903/04: De La Rue imperforate Colour Trial for 1 d. value printed in grey & yellow (isdsued colour of the 5 d. value) on small piece from the DLR archives, with manuscript "23rd Nov 1903, Jamaica, Regn. 95/03. Appendix". Superb - illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4313. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2597 Jamaica

    Arms of Jamaica 1905/11: ½ d. dull green, 1 d. carmine, 2½ d. ultramarine, 6 d. dull & bright purple and 5 s. grey & violet, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, unused examples, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fresh colours, a fine set, large part og. Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2598 Jamaica

    1905/11: 3 d. purple on yellow chalk surfaced paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four from upper right of sheet with Plate Number 1 in margin, variety "Watermark Inverted", fine unmounted og. Scarce. Gi = £ 220+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2599 Jamaica

    1905/11: 4 d. red-brown, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four with interpanneau margins including "PRICE 4d." imprint, of fine colour and large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 300+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2600 Jamaica

    1905/11: 1 s. black on green chalk surfaced paper, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused vertical pair, marginal from top of sheet with serial number 173 in margin, second stamp showing variety "$ for S in SHILLING", fresh and very fine colour, slight aging on reverse on large part og. A charming positional pair Gi = £ 950+.rnProvenance: Bridger & Kay, London, 22-23 Sept 1980, lot 1144.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2601 Jamaica

    1912/20: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 1 d. value printed in black on glazed white card, Frame only without headplate vignette, struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black and dated '26 JUN 12' in blue, fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 814.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2602 Jamaica

    1916/20: The definitive set of ten values unused, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red, fresh colours, fine large part og. Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2603 Jamaica

    1912/20: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 1 s. value printed in black on glazed white card, Frame only without headplate, dated '21 MAY 12' in blue, fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 818.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2604 Jamaica

    1916 (April-Sept): WAR STAMP. ½ d. yellow-green, a used block of four, variety "Overprint Inverted", tied to local 1916 cover by 'Kingston / Jamaica' datestamps (Oct 3) in black. Slightest of aging at top but very scarce Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2605 Jamaica

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    1916 (Sept-Dec): WAR / STAMP. ½ d. blue-green, an unused block of twelve (6 x 2) from the top right of sheet with Plate Number 1 in margin, the fourth stamp in the top row (Row 1, stamp 10) with variety "R in WAR / STAMP inserted by Hand", fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A magnificent showpiece for the issue. Signed David Field. Cert. BPA (June, 1959) Gi = £ 1'800+.rnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL, London, 20 May 1959, evidently placed in a mixed lot.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2606 Jamaica

    1916 (Sept-Dec): WAR / STAMP. 1½ d. orange, an unused block of four, marginal from right of sheet, second stamp (Row 6, stamp 12) showing variety "S in WAR / STAMP Omitted", superb large part og. A fine positional multiple Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2607 Jamaica

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    1916 (Sept-Dec): WAR / STAMP. 3 d. purple on lemon, an unused horizontal pair, second stamp (Row 6, stamp 12) showing variety "S in WAR / STAMP Omitted", fresh and fine, large part og. Cert. BPA (1956) Gi = £ 900+.rnProvenance: Collection W.A. Frazer, Spink, London, 30 Oct 2003, lot 1550.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2608 Jamaica

    1916 (Sept-Dec): WAR / STAMP. 3 d. purple on lemon, an unused horizontal pair, second stamp (Row 6, stamp 12) showing variety "S in WAR / STAMP inserted by Hand", large part og. A fine pair Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2609 Jamaica

    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on ½ d. blue-green, an unused example, variety "Overprinted on Reverse only", fresh and fine appearance, unmounted og. Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2610 Jamaica

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    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on 1½ d. orange, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp (Row 7, stamp 6) showing variety "Stop Inserted and "P" Impressed a Second Time", fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce. Cert. BPA (1961) Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2611 Jamaica

    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on 1½ d. orange, an unused complete pane of sixty (6 x 10) with Plate Number 1 at top, variety "Watermark Inverted", the eleventh stamp (Row 2, stamp 5) showing 'No Stop after STAMP' variety, large part og. with most unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2612 Jamaica

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    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on 3 d. purple on yellow, an unused example (Row 7, stamp 6) showing variety "Stop Inserted and "P" Impressed a Second Time", fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce. Cert. BPA (1966) Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2613 Jamaica

    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on 3 d. purple on yellow, an unused block of eighteen (3 x 6) corner marginal from upper left of sheet, with Plate Number '1' in margin, showing variety "Overprint Inverted" and further "No Stop after STAMP" varieties on stamps seven, ten, and faints stops on positions thirteen and sixteen in this multiple, browned large part og. or unmounted og. A very rare and very fine multiple Gi = £ 2'500+.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2614 Jamaica

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    1917 (March): WAR / STAMP. on 3 d. purple on yellow, an unused vertical strip of three showing variety "Overprint Sideways Reading Up", fresh and very fine appearance with four impressions of the overprint, large part og. Scarce and most attractive multiple. Signed David Field. Cert. BPA (1959) Gi = £ 1'700+.rnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL; London, May 1959, lot 235.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2615 Jamaica

    Pictorial Issue 1919/21: Pictorial issue, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, the set of twelve values unused, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (or red on the 10 s.), fresh and very fine, super large part og. A scarce and attractive set Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2616 Jamaica

    Pictorial Issue 1919/21: 'Arawak Woman preparing Casava', De La Rue Master Die Proof for the 1 d. value, central vignette only, with uncleared surrounds, printed in black on glazed white card. Superb and of great rarity.rnProvenance: Collection Surtees; Spink Shreves, New York, 28 Jan 2011, ex lot 1213.rn                  
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2617 Jamaica

    Pictorial Issue 1919/21: 'Contingent Embarking', De La Rue Colour Trial Proof for the 1½ d. value, engraved on thick wove toned paper (approx 85 x 63 mm.), completed design, printed in olive-green. Fresh and very fine, extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2618 Jamaica

    1919/21: De La Rue Die Proof for the 2½ d. value, 'Return of a Contingent 1919' Vignette Only printed in black on smooth wove toned paper (33 x 35 mm.). The Proof was signed off as accepted on 8th Oct 1920. Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4328. Rare.rnProvenance: Spink Shreves, New York, 28 Jan 2011, ex lot 1227.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2619 Jamaica

    1920 (Dec 10): 1 s. orange-yellow & red-orange, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used example with variety "Frame Inverted", well centred and of splendid rich colour, tied to small piece by part 'Kingston' datestamp in black. A magnificent stamp - one of the rarest issued varieties in British Colonial philately. A superb example of an extremely rare stamp Gi = £ 25'000.rnProvenance: Collection Byron R. Cameron, RL, London, 5 Nov 1974, lot 211.rnNote: See "Stamps of Fame" by the L. N. Williams, pages 165 and 166 for further information. A part sheet was found in Manchioneal Post Office, who were not invoiced for a complete sheet, some stamps from the same sheet had already been sold, unnoticed, in Kingston.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 16,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2620 Jamaica

    1919/21: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 s. value, 'Rodney Memorial', the completed design printed in red-brown & grey-blue (unissued thus) on thin wove toned paper (38 x 44 mm.). Noted as a register only Proof and a similar example is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4330. Rare and most attractive.rnProvenance: Collection Surtees; Spink Shreves, New York, 28 Jan 2011, ex lot 1243.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2621 Jamaica

    1919/21: De La Rue Die Proof for the 5 s. value, 'Isle of Wood and Water', the completed design printed in blue-black & ultramarine (unissued thus) on medium wove smooth surfaced paper (33 x 44 mm.). Fresh and very fine, a similar much more trimmed example is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4335. Rare and most attractive.rnProvenance: Collection Surtees; Spink Shreves, New York, 28 Jan 2011, ex lot 1252.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2622 Jamaica

    Prepared for use but not Issued 1921: 'Abolition of Slavery 1st August 1838' De La Rue Master Die Proofs (2) for the proposed 6 d. value, Vignette Only, engraved in black on thin India paper and mounted in card frame, the first near complete but Sky, Cloud, and Flag without shading, the second stage Proof in much nearer to the completed design. Outstanding working Proofs of great rarity.rnProvenance: Collection Collett, Harmers, London, 15 March 1965.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2623 Jamaica

    1921/29: Pictorial issue, the set of 13 values to 10 s. myrtle-green unused, wmk. Multiple Script CA, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red (6 d. and 10 s.), fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2624 Jamaica

    1923 (Nov 1): Child Welfare, the set of three values in unused blocks of twelve (2 x 6), being the Bradbury Wilkinson file copies, with two blocks applied to card, each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in red, slight perf. separation on 2½ d. + ½ d. value otherwise fresh and very fine Gi = £ 1'680+.rnProvenance: Bradbury Wilkinson Archives, Christie's, London, 21 April 1993, ex lot 89.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2625 Jamaica

    1929/32: Definitive Essays by Perkins Bacon & Co. for the proposed 1 d. and 1½ d. values on card (115 x 63 mm.), the 1 d. in scarlet with Crown and head-plate superimposed on rejected scrolling designs, the second Essay similarly superimposed in pale chestnut, with pencil annotations at top "Not this Crown...White specks added to border...White specks added to border...Head and Background touched up" both with further pencil legends 'Postage & Revenue / JAMAICA' at base. Remarkable and unique.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2626 Jamaica

    1932 (Nov 4): Coco Palms 2 d. black & green, an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Between", fresh and very fine of vibrant colour, slight bend in margin only and minute spot on large part og. mentioned for full accuracy, an enormously rare variety Gi = £ 14'000,rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 13 March 1991, lot 2423.
    Starting bid : 6,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 20,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2627 Jamaica

    1938/52: Pictorials, the unused set of thirteen values, all perforated SPECIMEN, fresh and very fine, large part og. A very scarce set Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2628 Jamaica

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    1938/52: Pictorial 5 s. slate-blue & yellow-orange, the 1941 printing line perforated 14, an unused example, lovely fresh appearance, slightest of stains on large part og. An exceedingly rare and elusive stamp. Cert. RPSL (1990) Gi = £ 7'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2629 Jamaica

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    1890/81: Official ½ d. green, wmk. Crown CA, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp showing variety "Both "I's" in Official Omitted" reading "OFF C AL", fresh and fine colour, superb large part og. A magnificent and very rare positional pair. Cert. BPA (1991) Gi = £ 950+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2630 Jamaica

    1890/91: Official ½ d. green, 1 d. rose and 2 d. grey, the set of three values unused and the set of three values unused and overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fresh colour, large part og. Gi = £ 195.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2631 Jamaica

    Postal Fiscals 1871: 2 d. rose, wmk. Crown CC, an unused block of four of rich colour, fresh and fine, large part slightly dried og. Scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2632 Leeward Islands

    1890 (March 24): De La Rue Essay for the first issue, Keyplate perforated ½ d. dull lilac with country legend LEEWARD ISLANDS and Duty Plate HALFPENNY hand-painted in green, ex the DLR record book Appendix sheet, illustrated in "The De La Rue Colllection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4528. Delightful and unique.rnProvenance: SG, London, 5-6 March 1981, lot 413.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2633 Leeward Islands

    1890 (March 5): De La Rue Essay for proposed 1 d. design, using the Key Plate dull lilac printed background with LEEWARD ISLANDS and ONE / PENNY hand-painted in carmine & Chinese white, applied to card from the De La Rue records. Superb artistry, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4526. Beautiful and unique.rnProvenance: Collection J.A.C. Farmer, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 689.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2634 Leeward Islands

    1890 (March 5): De La Rue Essay for proposed 7 d. design, using the Key Plate dull lilac printed background with LEEWARD ISLANDS and SEVEN / PENCE hand-painted in black & Chinese white, applied to card from the De La Rue records. Superb artistry, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 4526. Beautiful and unique.rnProvenance: Collection J.A.C. Farmer, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 687.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2635 Leeward Islands

    1890 (Oct 31): The first issue set of eight values, from ½ d. to 5 s. unused, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel Type D12), fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2636 Leeward Islands

    1890 (Oct 31): 1 d. dull mauve & rose, an unused example showing the spectacular 2 mm. shift of both LEEWARD ISLANDS and the 1 d. Duty Plate upwards and to the right, fresh and very fine, large part og. When one considers how many sheets of stamps that De La Rue printed, it is extraordinary how few major varieties such as this ever occurred. A fine and rare stamp: since 1911 just 28 examples have been recorded of this variety.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2637 Leeward Islands

    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee ½ d. dull mauve & green, a used block of four on 1906 cover from Government House to St. John's, Barbados tied by 'St. John's / Antigua' cds's in black. Reverse with Barbados arrival cds (Nov 6). A late usage but very scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2638 Leeward Islands

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    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee ½ d. dull mauve & green, 1 d. dull mauve & rose, 1 s. green & carmine and 5 s. green & blue, handstamped overprint in black, all used on large piece (cover with address excised), cancelled to order by three strikes of the "A09" obliterator Nevis with 'Nevis' cds below (Dec 8, 1897) in black. Cert. BPA Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2639 Leeward Islands

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    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee ½ d. dull mauve & green, 2½ d. dull mauve & ultramarine, 4 d. dull mauve & orange, all used on 1897 registered cover to Hannover, Germany tied by 'St. Kitts / A12' duplexes in black (July 26). The ½ d. overlapped by New York transit registration label with datestamp on reverse (Aug 2) and Hannover arrival adjacent (Aug 12). Scare and attractive cover. Cert. RPSL (1978)-
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2640 Leeward Islands

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    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee 1 d. dull mauve & rose, handstamped overprint in black, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp variety "Handstamped Overprint Double", fresh colour and fine, typically slightly browned unmounted og. Rare. Cert. BPA (1978) Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2641 Leeward Islands

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    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee 4 d. dull mauve & orange, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp showing variety "Handstamped Overprint Double", fine appearance, superb large part og. A very rare pair. Cert. RPSL (1984) Gi = £ 1'350+.rnProvenance: Collection J.A.C. Farmer, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 709.rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2642 Leeward Islands

    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee 4 d. dull mauve & orange, handstamped overprint in black, a used strip of six on 1897 cover cancelled light strikes of "St. Kitts / A09" duplexes in black (July 22). An attractive usage Gi = £ 480 off cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2643 Leeward Islands

    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee 7 d. dull mauve & slate, handstamped overprint in black, a used example on registered 1897 OHMS cover to the Colonial Secretary in Antigua tied by 'Antigua' cds (July 28). Addressee not found and endorsed "Dead" in manuscript, the cover re-addressed back to St. John's. A very rare stamp on letter.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2644 Leeward Islands

    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee 1 s. green & carmine, handstamped overprint in black, an unused block of four, marginal from left of sheet, typical slightly browned large part og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2645 Leeward Islands

    Sexagenary 1897 (July 22): Diamond Jubilee 5 s. green & blue, a used example tied to small piece by TORTOLA circular datestamp (June 2, 1897) in black. Exceptional and rare usage of this stamp Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2646 Leeward Islands

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    1902 (Aug 11): "One / Penny" on 4 d. dull mauve & orange, an unused example of good true colour, variety "Surcharge Double", fresh and fine, large part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1943) Gi = £ 6'000.rnProvenance: Tommy Allen; Collection J.A.C. Farmer, Grosvenor, London, 9 Dec 2009, lot 1059.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2647 Leeward Islands

    1902 (Aug 11): Locally surcharged 1 d. on 4 d. dull mauve & orange, 1 d. on 6 d. dull mauve & brown and 1 d. on 7 d. dull mauve & slate all neatly tied to 1902 cover to Roseau, Dominica by three strikes of the "A13" obliterator with 'Virgin Islands' cds adjacent (Aug 30) and 'Dominica' arrival below (Aug 31). Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2648 Leeward Islands

    1902 (Sept-Oct): Edward VII definitive set of nine, wmk. Crown CA, an unused complete set with large part og., and the complete set overprinted SPECIMEN in black, large part og. Both sets fresh and fine Gi = £ 310.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2649 Leeward Islands

    1907/11: Colour Changes: Definitive set of ten values from ¼ d. to 5 s., wmk. Multiple Crown CA, the complete unused set in blocks of four with additional shades of 1 d., 2 d., 3 d., 1 s. values, one 3 d. block slightly rubbed otherwise all fresh and fine, large part og. or unmounted og. Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2650 Leeward Islands

    1912/22: 3 d. purple on orange-buff, Die I, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused horizontal pair of fine colour, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and fine, unmounted og. Very scarce Gi = £ 950+.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 21 Nov 2007, lot 4299.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2651 Leeward Islands

    1912/22: 5 s. green & red on orange-buff, Die II, an unused block of twelve (6 x 2) from lower right of sheet with Plate Number '8' in margin, typically streaky browned gum with diagonal lines across but a most attractive large multiple showing both the thin and thick "L" varieties in LEEWARD, large part dried og. Gi = £ 1'440+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2652 Leeward Islands

    1921/32: Die II, the definitive set of twenty-three values unused, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red (4 d., 1 s. and 2 s. 6 d.) or perforated by hooded SPECIMEN (1 d. bright scarlet, 1½ d. red-brown, 10 s. and £ 1), fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare set Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2653 Leeward Islands

    1921/32: De La Rue Master Die Proof for 3 s. value, with Country legend and Duty Plate only, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed BEFORE / STRIKING in black and dated '28/2/22' in pencil. Scarce and fine.rnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 21 Nov 2007, lot 4292.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2654 Leeward Islands

    1921/32: 10 s. green & red on green, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example (Row 3, stamp 12), an unused example of good colour showing variety "Nick in Top Right Scroll", fine large part og. Gi = £ 300.rn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2655 Leeward Islands

    1921/32: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the £ 1 value, Frame Only with Duty Plate, printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed in ink manuscript '7.9.28' at upper right. Fresh, fine and rare.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2656 Leeward Islands

    1921/32: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example (Row 5, stamp 12) from the lower right hand corner of the sheet showing Plate Number '1' in margin, the stamp with variety "Small Break in Right Scroll", of marvellous fresh colour and superb large part og. A most attractive stamp Gi = £ 225+.rnProvenance: Renato Mondolfo.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2657 Leeward Islands

    1931/32: Reversion to Die I, 1 s. black on emerald, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused example (Right pane, Row 9, stamp 6), showing variety "DI  of LEEWARD ISLANDS Shaved at Foot", fresh and very fine, large part og. with normal for comparison. Scarce Gi = £ 655.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2658 Leeward Islands

    1938/51: Definitive set of nineteen values unused with most additional shades and papers (35 stamps), including a fine 10 s. and all four £ 1 values (Gi 114, 114a, 114b, 114c) and 1 d. red with "DI" flaw, all generally fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A fine reference Gi = £  1'000+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF
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