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  • Lot# : 8390 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1910: De La Rue part Appendix sheet showing Fiji 1 s. black on green Imperforate Plate Proofs, the first overprinted GILBERT & ELLICE / PROTECTORATE in red, the second overprinted in black leaving the FIJI legend clear; the third Plate Proof overprinted on the suggestion of De La Rue in red over FIJI at top. The piece dated "12 July 1910" in manuscript and the first impression signed and marked "Approved 15/7" in manuscript ink. Central file fold does not detract, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3289. Outstanding and unique.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 232.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 8391 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1911 (Jan 1): Overprinted on Fiji, the unused set of seven values in horizontal strips of three, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black or iun red (on the 1 s. value); fresh colour and appearance, without gum, nevertheless rare multiples - the UPU in Berne distributed sets in this manner to each affiliated country but most now have been split into singles Gi = £ 900+. 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 8392 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1910: De La Rue photographic Essay for the proposed definitive issue, 1 d. value imperforate in bright red on white glazed card, affixed to thick card (88 x 113 mm.) marked "Dupl." at lower left and dated "June 16th 10" at top right in manuscript ink. The Essay as shown was approved by the Crown Agents on June 10, 1910 to be engraved on copper plates. Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3291. Outstanding and unique.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 233.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 8393 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1910: De La Rue composite Essay for the proposed definitive keyplate issue, stamp size Essay with GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS overlaid on cut down Colonial Die Proof without Duty Plate in black, the central Crown similarly added and applied to thick card (88 x 113 mm.). Duty Plates for the 5 d., 6 d. and 1 s. without backgrounds shown alongside with the "6 d." marked as accepted in pencil; dated "Nov 2, 11" at top right in manuscript ink, signed and marked "Approved 17.11.11" at base. A similar example illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3292. Some soiling but an exceedingly rare and important Essay.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 236.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 8394 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1911: De La Rue Essay for the proposed high values to the 1911 Keyplate issue, an imperforate composite stamp size Essay for the 10 s. value in sunken thick card (85 x 91 mm.) with printed surround in green, "Gilbert & Ellice Islands Protectorate" and Duty Plates printed and overlaid in white on red, the head-plate affixed and touched up in oval hand-painted in Chinese white. Manuscript "Design head brown, lettering and duty green" at base, dated "Oct 23. 11" at top right. Unadopted as 'Protectorate' was to be omitted from the issued set and no 10 s. value was issued but in actuality a proposal not specifically for the Gilbert & Ellice Islands but for new high values designs for all British Colonial Keyplates - however, on Nov 16, 1911 the Crown Agents turned down the new proposal. Illustrated in the "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP., on page 2047. A splendid and beautiful Essay.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 234.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8395 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1911: De La Rue Essay for the proposed high values to the 1911 Keyplate issue, an imperforate composite Essay for the £ 20 value in sunken thick card (89 x 114 mm.) with printed surround in red, "Overseas Dominions" and Duty Plate printed in green and overlaid onto the Colonial design, the spaces between the lettering hand-painted in Chinese white. Manuscript "4 Designs / Border & Head: Vermilion red - Lettering and Duty olive green" with three further colour suggestions below, dated "Oct 23. 11" at top right. A proposal not specifically for the Gilbert & Ellice Islands but for new high values designs for all British Colonial Keyplates - however, on Nov 16, 1911 the Crown Agents turned down the new proposal. Illustrated in the "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP., on page 2047. A stunningly beautiful Essay.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 235.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 8396 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1912: De La Rue Die Proof for legend and Duty Plate for the ½ d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right and dated "6 FEB 12" in blue at left. Scarce and fine.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 237.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 8397 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1911: De La Rue Die Proof for legend and Duty Plate for the 6 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, handstamped BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right and dated "28 DEC 11" in blue at left. Scarce and fine.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 239.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 8398 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1912: De La Rue Die Proof for legend and Duty Plate for the 5 s. value, printed in black on glazed white card, erroneously handstamped AFTER / HARDENING at right in black and altered in manuscript to "Before", dated "7 MAY 12" in blue at left. Scarce and most unusual.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Oct 2010, lot 238.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 8399 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1912/24: Keyplate definitive issue, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, the set of thirteen values unused, overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red  (Type D12) to the 1924 £ 1 purple & black on red (Type D16); fresh colours and very fine, large part og. A very scarce set Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 8400 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1912/24: £ 1 purple & black on red, Die II, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused example, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8401 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1912/24: Keyplate definitive set of thirteen values unused, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, fresh and fine, negligible rub on 2½ and the £ 1 value which is marginal showing Plate Number 11 from base of sheet and unmounted og., balance large part og. An attractive set Gi = £ 600. 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 8402 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1912/24: 5 s. green & red on yellow, £ 1 purple & black on red and 1922/27 10 s. green & red on emerald, all used on small slightly tropicalised piece, cancelled by three complete strikes of "General Post Office / Ocean Island" circular datestamp (Nov 2, 1938) in black. Despite the aging, a remarkable piece Gi = £ 2'040.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 8403 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

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    1924: £ 1 purple & black on red, Die II and 1922/27: ½ d. green, 1½ d. scarlet, 10 s. green & red on emerald, Die II, all locally overprinted SPECIMEN locally in black (12.5 x 1.75 mm.), on large piece and tied by part circular 'POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE' cachet applied in red upon receipt from the UPU. Unique. Cert. BPA (1997).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 8404 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

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    'Funafuti' Provisional 1916: Provisional "2/-" surcharged by handstamp twice in black on 1912 1 d. carmine (CW GF1) used with 1911 2 d. slate-grey and 1912 4 d. black & red on yellow, tied by "Gilbert & Ellice Islands / Protectorate" datestamps (July 12, 1916) in black. A rare usage of this issue - the Postmaster on Funafati handstamped two current adhesives (1 d. and 2½ d.) with higher values  (2 s. and 3 s.) in order to mail parcels from the Island without seeking authorisation from the Resident Commissioner, a process which would have taken several weeks. Rare. Cert. BPA (1980).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 8405 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1918 (June): War Tax 1 d. red, Die I, an unused example, variety Imperforate from the unique Proof sheet of six, large even margins all round, superb large part og., with normal for comparison. Extremely rare - these Proof sheetlets were all handled by the dealer, H.F. 'Johnny' Johnson who cut them up for resale, always after disposing of any damaged examples.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 8406 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1918 (June): War Tax 1 d. red, Die I, an unused vertical strip of three, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type D12), fresh appearance and a scarce multiple, without gum Gi = £ 210+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 8407 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1922/27: Keyplates, Die II, wmk. Multiple Script CA, the set of five values to 10 s. unused, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (½ d. Type D11, balance Type D16), fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 8408 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1922/27: 10 s. green & red on emerald, Die II, wmk. Multiple Script CA, an unused horizontal pair, corner marginal from upper left of sheet with Plate Number 11 in margin, fresh and very fine, mounted in margin only, stamps unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive Gi = £ 320+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 8409 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1922/27: Keyplates, Die II, wmk. Multiple Script CA, the set of five values to 10 s. unused, with additional example of the scarce 10 s. green & red on emerald, all fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8410 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1922/27: ½ d. green, Die II, a horizontal strip of three overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type D12), and 1 d. violet, Die II. in a horizontal strip of three overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type D16), each on large piece and tied by part circular 'POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE' cachet applied in red upon receipt from the UPU. Unique.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8411 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee, the Bradbury Wilkinson Imperforate Proof set of four on watermarked paper, all perforated hooded SPECIMEN, unused without gum. Extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 8412 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee, the set of four values unused, all perforated hooded SPECIMEN, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 90 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8413 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee 1 d. ultramarine & grey-black, a used example showing variety "Flagstaff on Right-Hand Turret" (Plate 5, Row 7, stamp 1), lightly cancelled leaving the variety clear. Scarce Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 8414 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee 1½ d. deep blue & scarlet, an unused example showing variety "Flagstaff on Right-Hand Turret" (Plate 5, Row 7, stamp 1), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8415 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee 3 d. brown & deep blue, an unused example showing variety "Flagstaff on Right-Hand Turret" (Plate 5, Row 7, stamp 1), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8416 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee 1 s. slate & purple, an unused example showing variety ""Flagstaff on Right-Hand Turret" (Plate 5, Row 7, stamp 1), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8417 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1935 (May 6): Silver Jubilee 1 s. slate & purple, an unused example showing variety "Double Flagstaff" (Plate 6, Row 5, stamp 2), fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8418 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1937 (May 12): Coronation, the De La Rue set of three values, Imperforate Proof set on watermarked paper, all in matching marginal blocks of four from left of sheet with hooded perforated SPECIMEN, the 1 d. violet with slight thin mostly in margin, otherwise superbly fresh and fine, unmounted og. A truly exceptional and rare set - just 6 sets produced.
    Starting bid : 6,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8419 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1938: Essays (3) by E.W. Crafer of Harrisons for the pictorial issue, all three imperforate with the King's head inserted in black and the value tablets hand-painted, the ½ d. value in deep grey-green & black featuring the 'Pandanus Pine', the 1½ d. in deep rose & black featuring the Great Frigate bird and the 3 d. in bright blue & black showing two Islanders in a canoe; all mounted on brown presentation card (55 x 92 mm.). See the article by Robson Lowe in the 'Philatelist' (December 1984) a copy of which is enclosed with the lot. Unique.rnrnNote: E.W. Crafer was a free-lance artist for Harrisons. The Robson Lowe find contained 15 Essays from seven Commonwealth countries.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 7 May 1985, lot 957.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8420 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1939: Pictorial definitives, the set of twelve values unused, all in vertical strips of three, perforated SPECIMEN diagonally (1 d., 5 d., 6 d., 2 s. and 5 s.) or perforated with hooded SPECIMEN, fresh appearance, gum somewhat browned upon receipt from the UPU, large part or unmounted og. Rare multiples, a spectacular set Gi = £ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 8421 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1911/49: Collection on leaves with first issue overprinted set of seven unused, June 1911 set of four unused and optd. SPECIMEN, 1935 Silver Jubilee set in unused blocks of four, 1939 set of twelve unused, 1947 Victory set perf. SPECIMEN, 1948 RSW £ 1 unused etc. Gi = £ 650+.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 8422 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1940: Postage Due set of eight values unused, all perforated hooded SPECIMEN, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8423 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1940: Postage Due set of eight values unused, all in matching horizontal pairs from the upper right corner of the sheet, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scarce set Gi = £ 360.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 8424 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB ½ d. green, an unused horizontal strip of three, marginal from left of sheet, central stamp variety "NAUP.U", of fine appearance, light tone spot on the variety at base, superb og. Cert. RPSL (1976) Gi = £ 450+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 8425 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB ½ d. yellow-green, an unused block of ten (2 x 5), marginal from top of sheet, all stamps with variety "Double Overprint , One Albino", the stamps in the first, second and fourth horizontal rows shwiong variety "Triple Overprint, Two Albino", superbly fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A remarkable and extremely rare multiple for the connoisseur Gi = £ 2'640+.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 8426 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB ½ d. yellow-green and 1 d. bright scarlet in unused horizontal strips of three, marginal from top of sheet, 3 d. bluish-violet and 4 d. slate-green in unused horizontal pairs, all with one stamp showing variety ""Short Left Stroke to "N" of NAURU" (Row 1, stamp 8), fresh and fine multiples, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 200+.rn 
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 8427 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 1½ d. red-brown, an unused horizontal pair, interpüanneau marginal at top, right hand stamp (Row 1, stamp 8) showing variety "Short Left Stroke to "N" of NAURU", very fine,unmounted og. Cert. BPA (1984) Gi = £ 175+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 8428 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 1½ d. red-brown, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp (Row 1, stamp 8) showing variety "Short Left Stroke to "N" of NAURU", very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 175.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 8429 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 2 d. orange, Die I, an unused block of nine, marginal from left of sheet, central stamp variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), fresh and very fine with seven stamps including the variety, unmounted og. Gi = £ 425+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 2 March 1995, lot 165.rn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 8430 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 2 d. orange, Die I, an unused block of six, corner marginal from lower left of sheet, Control "I/16" (Plate 3), variety "Watermark Inverted and Reversed", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Pristine and rare: a marginal block of this stamp was recorded by Oswald Marsh "from the only known sheet" Gi = £ 720++.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 28 Feb 2006, lot 700.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 8431 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 2 d. orange, Die II, a used example on 'Wilson' cover to Handsworth, neatly cancelled by "Nauru / Pleasant Island" cds (June); and a 1919 registered 'Wilson' cover bearing ½ d. yellow-green, 1 d. carmine and pair in carmine-red, all tied by "P.O. Pleasant Island / (Nauru)" datestamps (July 10) in black; Sydney and London transits on reverse.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 8432 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 2½ d. blue, an unused horizontal strip of three, central stamp variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 475+.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 8433 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 2½ d. blue, a used example, variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), tied to small piece by part "Pleasant Island" cds. A very scarce stamp used Gi = £ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 2 March 1995, lot 167.rn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 8434 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 3 d. bluish-violet, an unused block of nine, marginal from left of sheet, central stamp variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), fresh and very fine with eight stamps including the variety, unmounted og. Gi = £ 475+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 2 March 1995, lot 170.rn 
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 8435 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 4 d. slate-green, an unused horizontal strip of three, central stamp variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 8436 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 4 d. slate-green, an unused block of nine, central stamp variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), fresh and very fine with eight stamps including the variety, unmounted og. Gi = £ 700+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 8437 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 4 d. slate-green, an unused example, variety "Overprint Double, One Albino", fresh and fine, large part og. Cert. BPA (1978) Gi = £ 225.rn 
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 8438 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 4 d. slate-green, a used example with variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2) on 1917 registered cover to Chester, readdressed on arrival to Aberdeen, tied by "PLEASANT ISLAND / NAURU" cds (Dec 30) in black. "Pleasant Island / Nauru" registration cachet in violet at left and Chester cds at right (March 9).Reverse with Sydney transit cd (Jan 15, 1918), "Registered / Liverpool" datestamp (March 8) and Aberdeen arrival (March 10). An extraordinary usage of this rare variety on cover.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 8439 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 5 d. yellow-brown, an unused example of fresh colour, with variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), fine large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 2'250.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 28 Feb 2006, lot 790.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8440 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 6 d. purple on chalk surfaced paper, an unused horizontal strip of three, marginal from left of sheet, central stamp variety "NAUP.U" (Row 6, stamp 2), fresh and very fine appearance, hinged for protection at margin, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 1'600+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 2 March 1995, lot 172.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 8441 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB 1 s. bistre-brown, an unused example of fine colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 23) in black, large part og. A much scarcer stamp than the catalogue suggests Gi = £ 140.
    Starting bid : 90 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 8442 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1923: GB 1 d. scarlet, 13½ mm. overprint, a fine used block of four cancelledd "Pleasant Island" cds (Jan 30, 1924) in black. Scarce Gi = £ 180+.
    Starting bid : 90 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8443 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1923: GB ½ d. green, 1 d. scarlet, 1½ d. red-brown and 2 d. orange, Die II, all with 13½ mm. Nauru overprint, each in corner blocks of six (3 x 2) showing "U/23" Controls, fresh colours, fine large part or unmounted og. A very scarce set thus Gi = £ 280++.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 8444 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB Waterlow Seahorse 5 s. rose-carmine, an unused example from lower left corner of the sheet, of bright fresh colour, diagonal crease in margin only, trivial spots on large part og. An outstanding example of a very rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi = £ 2'500.rnrnProvenance: Western Auctions, Cardiff, 28 March 1980, lot 471.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8445 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB Waterlow Seahorse 5 s. rose-carmine, a beautiful used block of four of perfect centering and rich delicate colour, neatly cancelled by two strikes of "Pleasant Island / (Nauru)" circular datestamp (Sept 2, 1916) in black. The earliest recorded date of use for this stamp and a wonderful multiple for the connoisseur Gi = £ 9'000+.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8446 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB Waterlow Seahorse 10 s. indigo-blue, an unused example in a rich vibrant shade, variety "Double Overprint, One Albino", further overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 23) in black. A superb example of a rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1971) Gi = £ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Phillips, London, 29 April 1993, lot 577.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 8447 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB Waterlow Seahorse 10 s. indigo-blue, an unused example in a rich vibrant shade, horizontal gum crease not affecting the appearance, large part og. A very rare stamp with just 60 examples issued. Cert. BPA (1947) Gi = £ 11'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 28 Feb 2006, lot 838.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8448 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB Waterlow Seahorse 10 s. indigo-blue, an unused example in a resonant shade, variety "Double Overprint, One Albino", fresh and very fine, usual slight wrinkles on large part og. An extraordinarily rare stamp - just one and a half sheets were overprinted and despatched to Nauru from this printing, a total of just 60 stamps. Cert. Holcombe (1989) Gi = £ 13'000.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8449 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB Waterlow Seahorse 10 s. indigo-blue, a fine used example of excellent centering and rich colour, lightly cancelled by part "Pleasant Island" cds (2/16) in black. Trivial stain on reverse left-over from the gum and not affecting the fine appearance of an extremely rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 5'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 840.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 8450 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. brown (as Gi 22), an unused example, well centred and of fine colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 23) in black, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 8451 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. deep (sepia)-brown, an unused example centred to top, of fine fresh colour and superb large part og. Interesting non-constant variety to the overprint with "Split "N" at top left of NAURU". A rare stamp so fine. Cert. RPSL (1993) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 8452 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. deep (sepia)-brown, an unused example centred to top, of fine fresh colour, tiny grease mark in margin mentioned for full accuracy, superb large part og. A very scarce stamp Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8453 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. (deep) sepia-brown, a fine used example, well centred in a rich shade, cancelled by part "Pleasant Island" cds in black. A fine and rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (2003) Gi = £ 1'600.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 845.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 8454 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 5 s. bright carmine, an unused example, well centred and of fine colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 23) in black, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 8455 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 5 s. bright carmine, 2 s. 6 d. yellow-brown and ½ d. yellow-green, 1 d. bright scarlet and 2½ d. blue all used on 1916 registered cover to Skipton, tied by "Pleasant Island / Nauru" datestamps (Oct 7) with manuscript "Registered / Nauru No. 1211" in red ink at left. Reverse with Sydney NSW transit cds (Nov 8), 'Registered / London' datestamp (Dec 29) and Skipton arrival (Dec 30) and readdressed to Sheffield. Some minor aging imperfections but a most attractive and extremely rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 918.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 8456 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 10 s. pale blue, an unused exampl, marginal from top of sheet, well centred and of lovely delicate colour, superb unmounted og. A scarce stamp so fine Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 8457 Nauru

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    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 10 s. deep bright blue, an unused example, well centred and of rich colour, superb, large part og. A fine and scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1978) Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 8458 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 10 s. deep bright blue, an unused example, marginal from right of sheet, perfect centering and lovely colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A fine example of this scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 27-29 Jan 2007, lot 320.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 8459 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB De La Rue Seahorse 10 s. deep bright blue, a used example, of perfect centering and lovely colour, lightly cancelled by part "Pleasant Island" cds (1919) in black. A fine example of this scarce stamp Gi = £ 700.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 876.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 8460 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB Bradbury Wikinson Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. chocolate-brown, an unused example, centred to base but of fine colour, variety "Double Overprint, One Albino", large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 175 CHF

    Lot# : 8461 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB set of thirteen values optd. for Nauru and further overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 23) on ½ d., 1 d., 2½ d., 2 s. 6 d., 5 s. and 10 s.; the balance of the set overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 26), all fresh and very fine with 2½ d. blue additionally showing break in the "R" of NAURU; these Specimen overprints not being the same as listed by Stanley Gibbons (the listed 1 s. has the overprint at top of stamp, the Seahorses as listed by SG are Type 26), the set emanating from the private holding of an Inland Revenue Official. A delightful set of great rarity, believed unique. rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 16 April 2002, lot 1554.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8462 Nauru

    Great Britain Overprinted 1916/23: GB set of eleven values unused to 1 s. including ½ d. with "Double Overprint, One Albino" variety, 1923 13½ mm. overprint set of four used and ½ d. and 2 d. unused, De La Rue Seahorses 2 s. 6 d. yellow-brown and brown, 5 s. bright carmine, Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorse 2 s. 6 d. chocolate-brown and in pale brown all unused, a fine and attractive group Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8463 Nauru

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    Catalogue# : 25
    Marshall Islands used in Nauru 1901/16: Marshall Islands 5 mark blackish green & deep carmine, a superb used example on large piece cancelled by two strikes of "NAURU / MARSHALL INSELN" circukar datetamps (March 13, 1914) in black. Choice and very fine Mi = € 600+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 8464 Nauru

    Australian Mandate 1924/48: Freighter issue, the two sets pf fourteen values unused, with original issue on rough surfaced greyish paper, and the 1937 set on shiny surfaced white paper, each fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 425.rn 
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8465 Nauru

    1937/48: 1 d. green, 1½ d. scarlet and 2 d. orange on white paper, used on 1942 registered 'Administration of Nauru' imprinted envelope to England tied by "Nauru / Central Pacific" datestamps (Feb 12), Reseal "Opened By Censor" at left and reverse with Sydney transit datestamps (March 10). The enclosure is dated November 18, 1941, which suggests the disruption to Naval traffic due to the Japanese Pacific onslaught.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 28 Feb 2006, lot 1931.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 8466 Nauru

    1924/34; 2 d. orange on rough surfaced paper, a used horizontal strip of three on cover to Newcastle, NSW cancelled by two strikes of straight line "S.S. NAURU CHIEF" Purser's markings in black.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 8467 Nauru

    1937/48: 2½ d. dull blue, an unused horizontal pair, variety "Imperforate between Vertically", superbly fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A superb pair - one of just ten examples recorded, a great rarity of Pacific Islands and British Colonial George VI philately Gi = £ 17'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Keith Buckingham, Grosvenor, London, 15-16 May 2003, lot 962.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500 CHF

    Lot# : 8468 New Hebrides

    The Australian New Hebrides Company 1897 (March 17): 1 d. magenta-pink & black in a vertical pair and New South Wales ½ d. greenish slate and 2 d. blue (Gi 286b+292b) used on 1897 cover to Sydney (care of the Sydney Cycle Agency) tied by "NEW HEBRIDES / VILA" cds's (Dec 30) in black. Sydney cds (11 Jan 1898) on reverse. Some typical aging and crease at base but very scarce.rnrnNote: For a very similar cover see the Gregory Frantz collection, Corinphila sale 261, January 2021, lot 6389.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 8469 New Hebrides

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    1908 (Oct 29): Condominium 1 d. red, an unused vertical pair, upper stamp variety "Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair with Normal", fresh and fine, hinged across the join for protection, large part og. A great rarity with just twelve pairs are possible (although the Royal Collection volume states six), one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Peter Holcombe. Cert. RPSL (1945), Holcombe (1991) Scott 8a/Gi = £ 10'000.rnrnProvenance: 'Rarities of the World', DF, Zurich, 29 Nov 1991, lot 80037.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF

    Lot# : 8470 New Hebrides

    1910 (Dec 15): Condominium set of seven values unused, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black (in red on 1 s.), fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 275.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 2003, lot 974.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8471 New Hebrides

    1911 (July 25): Weapons & Idols, the set of nine values, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, the unused set of nine values, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 250.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 2003, lot 975.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8472 New Hebrides

    1921 (Sept-Oct): Weapons & Idols, the set of three values, wmk. Multiple Script CA, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D12) in black and a second set optd. SPECIMEN, all with variety "Club Foot to M / Comma after M of SPECIMEN", an overprint error which occurred just once per Setting of 60 subjects; both fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 170++.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8473 New Hebrides

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    1924 (May 1): 5 d. on 2½ d. ultramarine, surcharged at Suva in black, an unused block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet with both the sheet requisition "No. 511" in margin and " 5 d. Surcharge Inverted", slightest of surface rubs mentioned for absolute accuracy but of sensational appearance, fresh and fine, mounted in margin only, unmounted og. A wonderful and unique positional block of consummate rarity. Signed Calves, M. Fischer. Cert. Roger Calves (1979) Yvert (2017) 79a = € 10'500+/Gi = £ 14'000+.rnrnProvenance: 'Important Stamps & Covers of the World', Spink, London, 6 June 2007, lot 1081.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500 CHF

    Lot# : 8474 New Hebrides

    1925 (June): Weapons & Idols, dual currency set of nine values, wmk. Multiple Script CA, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D16) in black or in red (½ d. and 1 s.), fresh colours and fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8475 New Hebrides

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    1938 (June 1): New Currency, the set of twelve values unused, wmk. Multiple Script CA, all perforated by hooded SPECIMEN, fresh and fine, large part og., and the Postage Due set of five, all sheet marginal, similarly perforated SPECIMEN, large part og. A scarce complete set of seventeen. Opinion Peter Holcombe (1996) Gi = £ 435.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8476 New Hebrides

    1910/53: The collection on leaves with 1910 part set to 1 s. unused, 1911 set of nine complete unused, 1920-21 Surcharges set with both  2 d. on 40 c. red on yellow unused, 1925 set of nine unused, 1938 New Currency set unused, Postage Due set of five unused and 1953 set of eleven unused; together with 1897 Inter-Island Postage 1 d. and 2 d. unused; condition generally fine Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 220 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 8477 Niue

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    1902 (Jan 4): New Zealand 1 d. carmine, perf. 11, handstamped NIUE in bluish green, an unused example of fine centering and colour, large part og. Just 1'200 issued, a scarce stamp. Signed E. Diena. Cert. Brandon (1979) Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 8478 Niue

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    1902 (Jan 4): New Zealand 1 d. carmine, perf. 11, handstamped NIUE in bluish green, an unused block of four of fine centering and colour, large part og. A very scarce stamp, just 1'200 issued, and exceptionally rare in a multiple. Certs. BPA (1979), RPS of NZ (1990) Gi = £ 1'200+. 
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 8479 Niue

    1902 (April 4): 2½ d. blue on Pirie paper overprinted in red, used with ½ d. green and 1 d. carmine on 1903 registered cover to Christchurch tied by NIUE / NEW ZEALAND circular datestamps in red (April 30). Reverse with octagonal Christchurch arrival (June). A few envelope imperfections but an attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 8480 Niue

    1902 (April 4): New Zealand ½ d. green, perf. 14, on Basted Mills paper, overprinted NIUE / ½ PENI in red, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from base of sheet, variety "Surcharge Inverted", fresh and fine with centre-line blue arrow in margin, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 650+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 8481 Niue

    1902 (April 4): New Zealand ½ d. green, perf. 14, on Basted Mills paper, overprinted NIUE / ½ PENI in red, two unused marginal blocks of four with watermark inverted and reversed, 1 d. carmine perf. 14 unused, 1 d. carmine perf. 11 x 14, with pair with one stamp "Spaced "U" and E", strip of three with third stamp showing "No Stop after PENI" variety (Row 9, stamp 3) and 1 d. carmine unused with both varieties (Row 8, stamp 3) together; fresh and fine, a scarce group Gi = £ 225+. 
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 8482 Niue

    1902 (May 2) Type-set Surcharges ½ d. green and 1 d. carmine on Cowan paper, perf. 14, the selection including 1 d. carmine in a used block of fifteen marginal from base of sheet showing three stamps "No Stop after PENI" and Spaced U and E and No Stop" cancelled by Niue cds's; 1 d. carmine with two unused blocks with "No Stop" variety (Row 9 and 10, stamp 3); together with a registered cover franked by 1 d. strip of three and block of six showing the same varieties twice. A scarce selection.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 8483 Niue

    1903 (July 2): 3 d. yellow-brown, 6 d. rose-red and 1 s. brown-red (with "Tahae" joined) and 1 s. bright red and 1 s. orange-red, fresh and fine unused examples, typical slight perf. 11 blunted perfs. but the scarce "Tahae" very fine, large part og. A rare set Gi = £ 700+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 8484 Niue

    1917 (Aug): New Zealand 1 d. carmine overprinted in brown, perf. 14 x 15, an unused block of four with third stamp showing variety "No Stop after PENI" (Row 10, stamp 16), of fresh and fine appearance, some toned perfs. on reverse, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection William Frazer, Spink, London, 4 June 2003, lot 391.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 8485 Niue

    1918/29: New Zealand Postal Fiscal £ 1 rose-pink on Cowan paper, perf. 14½ x 14, overprinted in blue, an unused block of four, of vibrant fresh colour and superb large part og. wiuth lower pair unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 640+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 8486 Niue

    1931/32: Pstal Fiscal complete set of four values to £ 1 rose-pink, 1932 Pictorial set of seven types (the 2½ d. and 4 d. are watermarked), all handstamped SPECIMEN diagonally in violet upon receipt from the UPU by the Bechuanaland Post Office, a few slight imperfections and without gum, but unique from this archive.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 8487 Niue

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    1932 (March 16): 2 d. black & red-brown, an unused corner marginal block of eight (4 x 2) from upper right of sheet, two lines of horizontal perforations at top, one perf. 13 and the other perf. 14 x 13 x 13, fresh and very fine with crackly unmounted og. Some sheets were found to be inadequately perforated 13 and were reperforated 14. A scarce mutliple of this variety. Opinion Holcombe Gi £ 560+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 8488 Niue

    1935 (May 7): Silver Jubilee 2½ d. dull & deep blue, an unused vertical pair from the Proof sheets, sheet marginal at base, variety "Imperforate Horizontally", fresh and fine but for horizontal crease in margin only, unmounted og. Gi = £ 200+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 17-19 Jan 2007, lot 412.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 8489 Niue

    1938: Bradbury Wilkinson imperforate Plate Proofs for the 1 s., 2 s. and 3 s. values, Frame Only design engraved in black on medium wove paper, all in matching blocks of four from lower right corner of the sheet; a fresh and fine set.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF
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