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  • Lot# : 4400 Great Britain

    1827 (Feb 3): Entire letter, unclear as to quite where from, possibly Pte. de S. Bernardino, Sardinia or Mexico, endorsed "via France" to Gibraltar, with manuscript Forwarding Agent "encaminada par...Lubbock & Ca., Londres, 27 April 1827" on reverse and prepaid at high '4/4d.' in red manuscript at left, with ANGLETERRE in red of transit and charged '16' reales due. Some acid ink faults but an interesting entire.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4401 Great Britain

    1844, entire from London 24 Oct.1844 to Cologne, Rhenish Prussia, unusually routed via France (until 1846 Hamburgh was the normal route) and paid 10d. (british and french postage) to the egress of France, then taxed 4 1/2 sgr. prussian postage upon delivery in Cologne, with AUS ENGLAND/PORTO v. GIVET (Van der Linden fig. 256), very fresh.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 4402 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered CG, a used example with good margins all round, lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. Opinion Eichele (2020) Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 4403 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, plate 1, lettered KH, a used example with good margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. A fine and attractive stamp. Opinion Eichele (2020) Gi = £ 975.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 4404 Great Britain

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    1841: 2 d. blue, plate IV, horizontal strip of six, lettered LC/LH paying the 1/- rate on 1852 transatlantic letter from "PAISLEY" to "TOPSHAM", "VERMONT". Three left stamps trimmed at bottom. The US charge of 5 Cents is struck with red "LIVERPOOL" rate mark "5 CENTS" on the front. Very fine and rare letter, RPSL certificate (2019).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 4405 Great Britain

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    1849: Letter from "MADRAS" to "LONDON" per steamer 'Bentinck' to "SUEZ" then overland to "ALEXANDRIA" and per "HINDUSTAN" to "SOUTHAMPTON", then to London. There the letter was redirected within London and an additional 1 d. was due. This was paid by 1841 1d. red. A very fine and attractive letter. Certificate K.-A. Louis (2000).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 4406 Great Britain

    1857/63: 1 d. rose-red, die II, alph. III, KJ, tied by '183' numeral to a compl. issue of 'THE LONDON ILLUSTRATED NEWS' from "JOHNSTONE FE 13 1858" to New York. The newspaper bears the red tax stamp which was only valid for Inland postage, but not for foreign destination, so it had to be prepaid with a postage adhesive stamp. Very fresh condition and an unusual destination for a newspaper. 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 4407 Great Britain

    1857: 1d deep rose-red, lettered OE cancelled NW, on decorative large cut out from "WINE LEAVES" Hungarian Wine Trade circular dated August 1858, showing the stages of the wine making process. Insignificant aging, stunning piece.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 4408 Great Britain

    Combination franking Russia - United Kingdom 1872 (Sept 25): Large part cover front from Odessa to London, forwarded within the United Kingdom bearing Russia 1866 Arms 1 kop. black & yellow (3), 5 kop. black & lilac and 10 kop. brown & blue (2), all on horizontally laid paper (Mi 18y+20y+21y), tied by ODESSA despatch cds and framed "AUS RUSSLAND FRANCO" handstamp in black with boxed "P.D." handstamp and "LONDON PAID OC 1." arrival cds, both in red alongside. The cover was redirected, a 1 d. red, plate 155, lettered QL was added and tied by "LONDON W OC 14 72 / W 33" duplex datestamp. Surface rub on four of the Russian adhesives, damaged at top, nevertheless an extremely rare and desirable combination franking.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 4409 Great Britain

    1847: 1/- pale-green upper marginal copy with wide margins all round, neatly tied 14, minor scuffing in upper margin well outside the design. Fine and rare.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 4410 Great Britain

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    1847, 1s. green used with 1841 2d. blue, plate 3, GK and GL, used on lettersheet from LONDON 12 Oct. 1849 to Paris, unusual combined postage rate showing different british and french weight steps: 5d. british 1st weight step plus 2 x 5d. = 10d. french 2nd. weight step plus 1d. Late fee = 1s.4d.(16d.), margins in places and age toned on reverse, but very interesting and a rare mixed franking, cert K. Louis BPP (2016), plus 1848, 10d. brown, cut to shape, used on much travelled entire with printed content from London 15 Febr. 1853 to Paris, variously re-addressed to Bordeaux, Castelnau-de-Medoc, Margaux, Bordeaux and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, full of character!
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 4411 Great Britain

    1854/57: 1 d. red-brown, 240 examples plated and showing all 240 possible letter combinations in the lower corners, mounted accordingly on sheets .
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 4412 Great Britain

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    1857/58: 1 s. green on thin blued (azure) paper, a horizontal pair used with 1858 1d. rose-red, plate 60, letterd CB and 2d. blue plate 5, EI, cancelled with '50' London Chief Office barred numeral on 16 April 1858 cover endorsed "via Grey Town" to the Postmaster General Francisco Echeverria in San Jose, Costa Rica with ms. docketing 'Recibo Mayo 23/58' on reverse. Despite the rare destination, the 1 s. on azure paper is a great rarity, as only a very small print run of the 1s. was carried out on the azure paper. The Karl Louis Card Index records one similar cover with the same franking from the same correspondence and just eight more covers, threreof six single frankings, a pair (N.P.M.London). Typical tropicalisation slightly toning adhesives and envelope (cleaned staining) due to destination, but a great rarity in regard of Postal History (destination) and Traditional Philately of the Surface Printed Issues (Azure Paper). Cert. RPSL (2020) Gi = £ 4'000+ for two single 1s. off cover.rnRemarks: Intensive research has been undertaken with regard to the chemical paper ingredients responsible for the blueing of the 1s. azure paper by X-ray flourescence spectroscopy by comparing the blueing of 4d. and 6d. adhesives from the 1855/58 issue with the 1s. The results show very similar diagram results of the chemical contents of the blued paper (copies of the diagrams attached with the lot).  rn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 4413 Great Britain

    1862, 3d. rose, plate 2, IG, used on much travelled lettersheet from GLASGOW FE 22 1865 to Weesp in the Netherlands, hence re-addressed to Wesepe onder Olst, Zweelo Drente, Oostermeer/Friesland, Uithuizen, filing crease through stamp, otherwise fine and full of character, plus 1864, 1d. red, plate 78, vertical strip of three on cover from HULL JU 20 1867 to Amsterdam, very fine.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 4414 Great Britain

    1865/67: 6 d. lilac, pl. 6, a used example on 1868 cover to Melbourne, Victoria endorsed "via Panama", tied by "Glasgow / 159" duplex (April 29) in black. Held at Post Office on arrival with Melbourne datestamps (July 2 and 12) in blue on reverse; struck on obverse with "UNCLAIMED / AT / MELBOURNE" and oval "6D / MORE TO PAY" in blue. A scarce routing and a fine cover.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 4415 Great Britain

    1865: 9 d. straw, plate 4, wmk. Large Garter, lettered FD, a used example on 1866 entire letter to Jacobstad, Finland tied by HULL / 383 duplex (Sept 3) in black. Unusually mailed via Ostende, Belgium and Prussian route with "Aus England Per Aachen / Franco" in blue (Sept 5) with ANK arrival on front. Reverse with London transit in red and Cyrillic 'Paid' arrival cds (Aug 28j) in black. A scarce route (9 d. rate to Finland via Belgium was introduced on Jan 29, 1866) and single franking Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 4416 Great Britain

    1871: Unpaid letter from "FALMOUTH" to "FIUME", taxed in transit with 25 kr., the equivalent of 5 gr. which was double the rate for unpaid mail. Due to the increased charge unpaid mail was unpopular and thus such tax marks are increasingly rarer the later they are (Van der Linden fig. 3175). In 1871 any such markings, applied in transit from "OSTEND" to "AACHEN" are very rare indeed. 
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 4417 Great Britain

    1873 (8. Jul.): 1 d. red, letterd "RG" plate 138 on newspaper wrapper with complete price list as printed matter from "LONDON" to "MONCORVO"/Portugal via "LISBON". The wrapper bears the boxed "P.BRIT.o" "Paquette Britannico" from Lisbon and an oval "FRANCA" mark. A "LISBON" transit and an arrival mark are on the reverse. Interesting and very attractive. 
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 4418 Great Britain

    1865: 1/- green plate 4, lettered 'RI' as single franking on highly attractive advertising cover from "MANCHESTER" via "BOSTON" to "CAMBRIDGE" Mass. The stamp is cancelled by duplex '498' the large print on the front is advertising 'safe sheep dip'. Attractive letter with the 1/- transatlantic rate.  
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 4419 Great Britain

    1867/80: 2 s. dull blue, a fine single example used on 1867 entire letter to Valparaiso, Chile endorsed "via Southampton" tied by "Dundee / 114" duplex in black (Nov 1). Reverse with London cds in red (Nov 2) and obverse with single ring PANAMA transit cds (Nov 26). A fine and attractive entire Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 4420 Great Britain

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    1878: 10 s. greenish-grey, plate 1, wmk. Maltese Cross, lettered AG, cancelled by Glasgow cds (June 13, 1882), minor staining. Cert. Cilio (2020) Gi = £ 3'200. 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 4421 Great Britain

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    1878: £1 brown-lilac, wmk. Maltese Cross, lettered 'EC' used with indistinct cancellation, little soiled and with one short perf. at bottom right. Cert. Brandon (2020) Gi. = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 4422 Great Britain

    1882: 5 s. pale rose on blued paper with wmk Anchor, plate 4, EE, cancelled with "CENTRAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE 29 AP 84" cds, minor corner perf. repair at top right and two slight horizontal bends. Gi = £ 4'000.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 4423 Great Britain

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    1882: 5 s. rose, plate 4, wmk Large Anchor, lettered AD on white paper, a well centred used example cancelled by hooded London cds (Nov 2, 1882) in black. Cert. Cilio (2020) Gi = £ 3'800.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4424 Great Britain

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    1882: £ 5 orange, wmk. Large Anchor, lettered CA, used example with central Edinburgh circular datestamp (Feb 12, 1896), re-perforated at lower right but attractive. Cert. Brandon (2020) not mentioning the fault Gi = £ 3'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 4425 Great Britain

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    1877: 4 d. sage-green, wmk Large Garter, plate 15, lettered "FH" very fine unused with large part og. Cert. Brandon (2020) Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 4426 Great Britain

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    1883/84: High Values on white paper, the album page with 2 s. 6 d. lilac (2), one cancelled by "Hull" cds and the other by neat "Doncaster" cds, 5 s. rose (5) with cds usages from "Manchester Telegraphs", "Bradford / Yorks", "Jersey", "Dock St. B.O. / Dundee" and "Maryport"; 10 s. ultramarine in a single (cancelled "Huddersfield P.B.") and a horizontal pair cancelled "Broad Sanctuary" cds's. Condition fine to very fine, a scarce group Gi = £ 3'100+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 4427 Great Britain

    1884 (April): £ 1 brown-lilac, wmk. Imperial Crowns, lettered BA, a fine used example, of deep colour, cancelled by "Quayside / Newcastle-On-Tyne" circular datestamp (May 21, 1889) in black. A scarce stamp. Signed Georg Bühler Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 4428 Great Britain

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    1884: £1 brown-lilac, wmk. Imperial Crown lettered "PB", used with indistinct cancel and slight rub and minor bend Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 4429 Great Britain

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    1888: £ 1 brown-lilac, wmk Orbs, lettered EB used example with heavy cancellations in black. Cert. Brandon (2020) Gi = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 4430 Great Britain

    1888 (Feb): £ 1 brown-lilac, wmk. Three Orbs, lettered AA, a used example of good colour, cancelled by "Eastbourne" circular datestamp (May 3, 1889) in black. Slight internal wrinkle and a blunted perf. at base not affecting the appearance of a very scarce stamp Gi = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 4431 Great Britain

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    1883/1884: 'Lilac & Green' ½ d. to 1 s. dull green, the complete set of ten values unused with large part og. 6d slightly rough perfs. otherwise a fine set Gi = £ 5'000. 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 4432 Great Britain

    1887: Jubilee issue, 9 d. dull purple & blue, a block of six (3 x 2) and 10 d. dull purple & carmine in an irregular block of seven and 1 s. dull green in a vertical pair, all fine unmounted og. A fine and fresh group Gi = £ 1'495+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 4433 Great Britain

    1902: £ 1 green, wmk. Crowns, an unused example overprinted SPECIMEN, fine, part og. Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 4434 Great Britain

    1913: Seahorses 2 s. 6 d. deep sepia to £ 1 green, the set of four values, all overprinted "SPECIMEN", fresh and fine, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 5'800.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4435 Great Britain

    1912 (Sept): 2 s. Booklet with red covers, with two panes of Downey ½ d. green wmk crown and three panes of 1 d. red, wmk cypher with advertisements for Boots the Chemist, Tyres, Typewriters, Pears Soap etc., some wear at edges otherwise fine and very rare Gi = £ 1'650.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 4436 Great Britain

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    1892: I.R. OFFICIAL £ 1 green, wmk. Crowns, lettered FC, a used example cancelled by oval 'Accounts Branch Glasgow' datestamp, some aging otherwise sound. Cert. Brandon (2020) Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 4437 Great Britain

    1776/1976: Two volume collection of Newspaper Stamps with early Crown oval framed 1 d. types in red on pieces of Newspapers, 1780's ½ d. impressions struck in red with imprinted numbers below and a study of the re-cuts, early 1800's banners (4) from the Corwall Gazette, many 1 d. Dies in red with Newspapers indicated at left these displayed alphabetically, 1856 'Book Post' cover franked by 2 d. blue tied by Manchester sideways duplex, range of off cover Line Engraved and Surface Printed with Newspaper Branch cancellations and covers from 1870 bantam ½ d. onwards, Foreign Branch usages, study of the triangular lettered handstamps largely on Printed Matter, postal stationery and pieces abound; re-mounting this collection could prove beneficial and interesting.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 4438 Great Britain

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    1877: Telegraph 5 s. rose, wmk. Large Anchor sideways, plate 3, lettered AG, central 'Cheltenham' cds in blue (Jan 13, 1882). Cancellation dated  JA 13 82 in blue, slight wrinkle but most attractive. Signed E. Diena Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 4439 Great Britain

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    1877: Telegraphs £ 1 brown-lilac, wmk. Shamrocks, plate 1, lettered CO, lightly used example cancelled by Glasgow cds (July 11, 1891). Slight bend but a most attractive stamp Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 4440 Great Britain

    British Post Office Abroad: Colombia 1857, entire written in Baranquilla 19 Dec.1857 forwarded by 'DRUCE, ECKHARD & Co.', on reverse British P.O. 'CARTHAGENA DE 25 1857' cds. for dispatch to Liverpool bearing rare 'dotted circle' LIVERPOOL JA 21 1858 datestamp for arrival on front.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4441 Brit. Post Turkey

    1920: Great Britain 3½ d. blue registered postal stationery envelope, 202 x 126 mm., mailed to the USA and up-rated with 1 pi. on 2½ d. blue tied by oval "Registered / Smyrna" datestamp (Oct 20) with two further strikes at top alongside "R" in oval and registration label. Dayton, Ohio arrival (Dec 1) on reverse. Some minor imperfections but very scarce.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 4442 Great Britain

    1840/1860c.: "LONDON", fantastic collection primarily made up of 1844 numeral marks on 1 d. red beginning with a four margin 1840 1 d. black, lettered 'EL' unplated on slightly incomplete cover. Wonderfully clean 1840 Mulready (stereo A189) with red MC and clear 'TP BLACKHEATH SQ ' also in red, cover slightly trimmed on the reverse. Also 1844 usage of Mulready (A81) cancelled with number 18, making for a rare combination letter to "GRAVESEND". An 1845 letter from Naples forwarded upon arrival in "LONDON" with 1841 1 d. red, struck with a clean "66" for cancellation. There are approximately one hundred-sixty entires, many with very fine to exceptional strikes and a large number of pieces and singles with London markings including some in blue. Condition varies between exceptional and poor, albeit the majority of items in fine condition.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4443 Great Britain

    1840/2000: Dealer's stockbook beginning with an 1840 1d black. The stock is strong in surface printed, with many fine copies of the 1864 issue, 1867 5/- pale rose Plate 1, 1884 rose, Edward to 10/-,  1951 Jubilee unmounted, 1955 £1 Windsor Castle unmounted, Graphites and Wildings. In addition postage in excess of £400. 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 4444 Great Britain

    1727/1834 : Collection of ninety-three entires of early British postal history, beginning with a 17?7 condolence letter sent by "PENNY POST" with a fine triangular strike lettered P/TV from East Barnet to London. Further letters with "W/TH" and"K/FR" are also included. In all there are many letters documenting the early stages of the mail in London, with many "BISHOP MARKS", "FREE MARKS", including a "FREE" letter from 1795, with the original signature of Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, after whom even today a lot of horse races are named "DERBY".  Also noteworthy is a 1780 letter to "MADEIRA".   
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 4445 Great Britain

    1787/1943: Collection of twenty-nine stampless entires, mainly to foreign destinations including: "FRANCE", "THE NETHERLANDS", "CALIFORNIA" dated 1852, "ITALY", "HAMBURG", SWITZERLAND", "MAURITIUS", on the reverse very clean strike "PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS" from 1851, "FINLAND" with two letters to Jacobstad and "SPAIN". There are also some official letters included in this lot. Very fine and clean lot in an album. 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 4446 Great Britain

    1799/1854c: Collection of about two hundred unfranked mainly prephilatelic letters with few exceptions all originating from "LONDON".  There is a great coverage of the 2 d. post in London with very little duplication, covering not only city and other central areas but "STOKE NEWINGTON" in 1836, "BRIXTON" in 1837, timed cachets such as Lombard St "7 o' Clock Night Two Penny PPaid" in red and other similar cachets. Further there are letters to foreign destinations including a letter from London to "COGNAC" missent via Prussia. Rewarding Lot.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4447 Great Britain

    1840/45: Four covers incl. Sept. 1840 with a vivid Penny Black tied by red MC, two additional Penny black covers as well as Penny Blue in a horizontal pair on September 1845 cover from Milnthorpe to Lancaster.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 4448 Great Britain

    1842/51, two stampless covers, unpaid and rated '1s.' from London to Montreal (1851) bearing "1s.4d." circular tax handstamp in black on arrival, and paid to Quebec (1852) rated '1s.2d'. nice pair of covers
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4449 Great Britain

    1843/65: Small group (4) with 1843 entire from Buenos Ayres to Rio de Janeiro struck on obverse with fine RIO-JANEIRO British P.O. cds (Aug 5) in black; 1859 cover from Nassau, Bahamas with Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac tied by bold "A05" obliterator and mailed to Scotland, the envelope with closed tear at left; Canada 1860 entire to USA from Montreal with CANADA / PAID 10 Cts.' in red and 1865 cover with Great Britain 4 d. vermilion pl. 7 tied by "C51" obliterator of St. Thomas paying the inter-island rate to Barbados. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4450 Great Britain

    1848/67: Small group with April 1848 prepaid entire on Cunard Steamer "America" to New York (Maiden Voyage), 1861 entire to Chile bearing 1855/57 1 s. green pair tied by "Jersey / 409" duplexes with "Panama" transit cds, 1863 cover with 1862 4 d. red and 1855/57 1 s. green pair used to Vancouver Island via Panama and San Francisco, 1867 cover with 1865/67 6 d. pl. 6 used from Stirling to New Zealand "via Panama". faults but a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 4451 Great Britain

    1850/1930: Lot of 70 covers/postcards of which many are directed to Austria, including a number of stationery items. There are also a handful  items from Morocco and Cyprus, as well as a pre-stamp letter from "MALTA" to "ALEXANDRIA" with British PO arrival. In addition there is a correspondence with numerous design sketches between De La Rue and Hubert Woyty-Wimmer an artist and designer, about a stamp planned for their 150th anniversary. Insightful lot. 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 4452 Great Britain

    1852/1875: 'Transatlantic letters' collection of nineteen entires, documenting the postal rates between the "UNITED KINGDOM" and the "UNITED STATES", with eleven franked letters and eight unfranked items. The earliest letter included is a 1852 letter from "MANCHESTER" to "BOSTON" at double weight rate, with a rare '38 Cents' due to the UK marking and a US 48 Cents. Another letter going the other way is taxed 24 c and on arrival forwarded from "LIVERPOOL" to "LONDON".  Condition mainly very fresh and fine.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 4453 Great Britain

    1855/1861: Batch of three 'transatlantic' letters to NEW YORK and New York State respectively, with a very beautiful 1858 registered letter franked 1/- pale green SG 72 and 6 d. lilac from "ARBROATH", an 1861 letter franked three copies 4 d. rose wmk "LARGE GARTER" from "LONDON" and a further letter bearing a cut into on one side 1/- pale green. Very fine assembly.
    Starting bid : 280 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4454 Great Britain

    1859/1875: Collection of forty-seven 'insufficiently prepaid' letters from Great-Briatin to France originating from all parts of Britain written up on self made pages.. The collection contains both a correctly franked item erroneously treated as "INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID", as well as underfranked letters. This collection demonstrates the postal practices of cancelling erroneous markings, mainly with barred "50" in black or red ink, later with other cachets. Due to the French weight progressions being different than in the UK, errors happened quite frequently. In cases of doubt items were reweighed and the underpayment markings were already applied before mail left London for the continent. Letters in this collection bear frankings of up to 9 d. in total, the majority being 4 d., made up of line-engraved and surface printed stamps. The condition is mixed as could be expected. An instructive and varied lot with much interest. 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4455 Aden

    1937 (April 1): "Dhows", the unused set of twelve values complete, one or two with slightly browned gum, large part og. A scarce and popular set Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4456 Aden

    1909/63: Collection with covers/cards (48), incl., 1909/35 India used in covers/cards (5), Aden usages on covers (42) including WWII censored usages, two Airletters, postcards incl. unused example of Lahej.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 4457 South Australia

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    Departmentals 1868/74: Group 100+ primarily used Departmentals with the typical quality of these issues and a large variety of overprints incl. "A.G." Attorney-General in black on 4d., "C.S." Chief Secretary in blue on 4d. and many more. A varied and interesting lot with cancellation interest, the majority of stamps rated R - 2R by Butler.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4458 Tasmania

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    1853/70c.: Old time collection on leaves with 1853 4 d. orange (2) used, Perkins Bacon 1855 2 d. green, 4 d. blue (3), 1856/57 1 d. (4), thereafter with good range incl. oxidised 1857 2 d. green strip of three used, later perforated issues unused and used, some cancellation interest throughout, condition varies (95 items).
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 4459 Victoria

    1854: Lithographed 1 s. blue, a shaved example used on 1854 cover endorsed 'pr. Calcutta' to Liverpool, neatly tied by oval "1/V" obliterator with corresponding "MELBOURNE / ♚ / VICTORIA" datestamp below (Nov 11) in black. London and Liverpool (Jan 30, 1855) cds's on reverse. Typical slight soiling but not unattractive.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4460 Victoria

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    Murray River Steam Navigation Co 1869: Lithographed by H.P. Niven at Ballarat, 3 d. green, rough perf. 14, the famous used example on 1869 cover endorsed "Per P.S. Kelpie" (Paddle Steamer - it should be noted here that Victoria covers with inland Steamer's endorsements are rarities in themselves) addressed to George Langford Esq. in Echuca, tied by "JKM 10.2.69" in possibly embellished manuscript (James McCulloch) with laureated Victoria 2 d. violet tied by numeral "40" obliterator of Echuca at right. Reverse with 'Echuca / Victoria' cds in black of receipt (Feb 10,1869) in black. Closed tear at top of envelope and slight stain on perfs. at the top of the 3 d. adhesive mentioned for full accuracy, the sole recorded example of this issue on letter and a choice rarity for the philatelic connoisseur. Opinion J.R.W. Purves (1978).rnReference: Illustrated in Antonini / Grasset 'River & Lake Mail' on page 162 and in Ringström & Tester on page 22.rnArticle in Australian Stamp Monthly. Reprinted in ‘Cinderella Philatelist (Oct 1964).rnProvenance: Frederick E. Wood, Melbourne, 1964.rnP. J. Downey, sale 155, 1977 (bought by Allan Levy)rnCollection 'Antoine', Corinphila sale 85, Oct 1992, lot 3866.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 4461 Western Australia

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    1857/59: Lithographed by Hillman, Swan 6 d. golden-bronze, wmk. Swan sideways, an unused example with good margins on three sides, just shaved at right, in an intermediate shade with upper portion of the frame in black-bronze, while lower portion of the stamp is golden-bronze with a pronounced golden sheen; without gum, with green handstamp on reverse. A splendid example of an extremely rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2021) Gi = £ 22'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Broquelet & Gilbert, Druout, Paris, 6th Sale, 25-27 April 1923, ex lot 80.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500 CHF

    Lot# : 4462 Western Australia

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    1857/59: Lithographed by Hillman, Swan 6 d. grey-black, wmk. Swan sideways, an unused example with good margins on three sides, minutely shaved at right with portion of adjoining stamp at left, without gum, with green handstamp on reverse which shows through and small incision at lower right well outside the design. A splendid example of an extremely rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2021) Gi = £ 14'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Broquelet & Gilbert, Druout, Paris, 6th Sale, 25-27 April 1923, ex lot 80.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4463 Australia

    1928/46: Lot three selected compl. booklets with covers bearing postal notices, in additon a proof booklet Christmas Islands containing ten stamps (shells), all in good conditon Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4464 Australia

    1930: 3 s. Booklet with black on blue covers 'Air Mail Saves Time', containing three panes of Airmail 3 d. green (Gi 115a) and Airmail label pane, minute staining on front, but fresh and very fine for this rarity Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4465 Australia

    Norfolk Island 1989: $ 4.10 c. Booklet with emerald green cover, containing corner Control strip of ten 41 c. multicoloured (Gi 465). Fresh and very fine. Rare and unissued.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4466 Australia

    1860/1970: Collection "AUSTRALIA", "NEW ZEALAND" and areas beginning with "AUSTRALIAN STATES" with a number of interesting issues, including compound perforations and diverse cancellations. New Zealand includes a £1 fiscal postally used and 1906 NZ Exhibition unused. Further with runs of "SAMOA", "NIUE" and "CHRISTMAS ISLAND". Varied lot in mixed condition.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 4467 Australia

    1968/1970: The "ROSS SMITH ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA FLIGHT"  'A Postal History' numbered volume 29 and its supplement in good condition, just the outer sleeve of the main volume somewhat tired. Rare books about this iconic flight.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4468 New Guinea

    1915/16: Registered cover from Rabaul to London franked by 1915/16 Sideface ½ d., 1 d., 4 d. and 5 d. and Roo perf. 12 values 2 d., 2½ d., 3 d. (Die I), 6 d., 9 d. and 1 s. all tied by "Rabaul" datestamps (May 23, 1917) in black. Reverse with Sydney transit (June 19) and Norwood arrival (Aug 23). Philatelic but scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 4469 Bahrain

    1938/41: George V definitives, the unused set of 16 values overprinted on India, the 15 r. with watermark inverted, fresh and fine, large part og. An elusive set Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4470 Barbados

    1932 (Nov 12): 2 s. Booklet with black on green covers, 'Morris Motors' advert on front, 'Austin Cars' advert on reverse, containing pane ½ d. green pane of ten (Gi 230), 1 d. scarlet pane of ten (Gi 231) and 1½ d. orange (Gi 231a) in a pane of six; some staining around the staple, but a Booklet rarity Gi = £ 2'250.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4471 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 1 d. red, perf. 12, a very fine unused example in a bright shade, large part og. A fine stamp Gi = £ 225.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 4472 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 1 d. red, perf. 12, an unused block of four, well centred and of good colour, modicum of aging at top, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 4473 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 1 d. red, an unused horizontal pair, imperforate with large margins all round and sheet marginal at top, in an exceedingly bright shade and possibly of Proof status, diagonally creased at left and between the stamps, otherwise fine, with large part og. Unlisted by Stanley Gibbons and even as a Proof, of great scarcity; we would welcome further information on the item.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 4474 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 1 d. red, perf. 12, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, variety "Imperforate Between Vertically", of fine fresh colour, the first stamp in the block also showing "Break in Upper Frame Line" variety, minor bends not affecting the dramatic appearance of an exceedingly rare - and unique - multiple. A spectacular block Gi = £ 9'000+.rnProvenance: Collection Ernest Hunt; Collection Benni Illman.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4475 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 1 d. red, perf. 12, an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Between Horizontally", of fine rich colour, without the typical age spots, large part og. Corner bend but delightful and extremely rare, a most attractive pair Gi = £ 5'000.rnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 5.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4476 Stellaland

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    1884 (Feb 29): 1 d. red, three used examples on the famous 1885 cover to Kingston, Canada, in combination with Cape of Good Hope 1 d. rose-red in a block of twelve (6 x 2), the Stellaland adhesives cancelled "Vryburg / 26-6-85 / Stellaland / J.W. Eaton, Postmaster" in violet crayon manuscript with the Cape block cancelled by five strikes of the BARKLY / G.W. datestamps (27 June) in black, both the Cape and Stellaland adhesives also being cancelled by the Canadian arrival datestamp (Aug 3) in black. Reverse with minor flap fault and small cover tear of no significance, "2½d." credit marking in red, Cape Town cds, London transit cds in red (July 21) and Kingston arrival cds (Aug 3) in black. An outstanding cover - the sole recorded usage of Stellaland stamps being tied to a cover by a cancellation other than a manuscript usage, the sole recorded usage of a Stellaland multiple franking and the sole recorded Stellaland cover to a destination outside Africa. A wonderful cover, initially found by the late E.W.Proud. See the article in the 'London Philatelist', March 1992 on page 101:58, this being cover #6 of the 13 listed in the Dr. Drysdall census. A major exhibition item of South African Postal History. Cert. BPA (1983).rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 22 Jan 1990, lot 677.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 12,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,500 CHF

    Lot# : 4477 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 3 d. orange, perf. 12, a used example of fine deep colour, superbly cancelled by KIMBERLEY double arc cds (3 March 1885) struck in black: thus probably used by a member of the Warren Expedition. Much under-catalogued in this describer's opinion, a rare and spectacular usage Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 4478 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 3 d. orange, perf. 12, an unused horizontal pair, variety "Imperforate Vertically", of fresh colour and fine large part og. with left hand stamp unmounted og. Slight vertical bend in left margin not affecting the superb appearance of this rare pair Gi = £ 1'400.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 4479 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 4 d. olive-grey, perf. 12, an unused complete sheet of 96 subjects, of fine colour for this stamp, margins all round but with some creasing therein, fresh and very fine for such an item, some protective hinges, mostly unmounted og. An important and rare multiple Gi = £ 3'360+.rnNote: All values except the 6 d. were issued in sheets of 96 subjects (8 x 12), The 6 d. was issued in sheets of 48 (8 x 6).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 4480 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 4 d. olive-grey, perf. 12, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from top of the sheet of 96 subjects, variety "Imperforate Between Vertically", of fresh colour and fine large part og. A superb and very scarce pair Gi = £ 800.rnProvenance: Collection Ernest Hunt; Collection Benni Illman.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 4481 Stellaland

    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 6 d. lilac-mauve, perf. 12, an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Between Horizontally", of fresh colour and fine large part og. A superb and very scarce pair Gi = £ 1'900.rnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 9.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 4482 Stellaland

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    Lithographed by Van der Sandt, Villiers & Co. 1884 (Feb 29): 6 d. lilac-mauve, Type 8, perf. 12, an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Between Horizontally", of fresh deep colour on slightly toned paper, minor tone spots do not detract from the superb appearance, fine large part og. A superb and very scarce pair. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 4483 Brunei

    1895 (July 22): The complete set of ten values used, the ½ d. with fault, otherwise a very fine set with largely clear (and typically heavy in some cases) circular datestamps (Aug 18, Aug 19, Oct 8, 1895 and Feb 21, 1896). A scarce set used Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 4484 Brunei

    1895 (July 22): 1 c. brown-lake, a used block of fifteen (3 x 5) of rich colour, each cancelled by BRUNEI circular datestamps (Aug 18, 1895) in black, the NE of BRUNEI being heavily inked. One or two negligible bends but a delightful and very rare multiple Gi = £ 240+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 4485 Brunei

    1895: 2 c. black, a used block of nine, neatly cancelled by BRUNEI circular datestamps in black (Aug 19, 1895). Fresh and fine, a scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 198+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 4486 Brunei

    1895 (July 22): 10 c. orange-red, a used block of four, marginal from top of sheet, superbly cancelled by BRUNEI datestamps (Feb 21, 1896) in black. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 4487 Brunei

    1895 (July 22): 10 c. orange-red, an unused horizontal pair, corner marginal from upper left corner of the sheet, variety "Imperforate", aging particularly in margin and not affecting the adhesives, large part og. A very scarce positional pair from the one sheet issued Gi = £ 3'000. 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 4488 Brunei

    1895: Cover bearing the complete first issue from ½ c. to 50 c., used to Labuan, all neatly cancelled by BRUNEI circular datestamps in black (Aug 19), the 25 c. turquoise somewhat heavily cancelled. Nearly all first issue Brunei covers are addressed to F.R. Parker in Tottenham, London via Labuan, thus this cover whilst also philatelic, is of considerable scarcity: just three covers are recorded addressed to Boyd and, as alocal cover, did not require Labuan adhesives Gi = £ 330 off cover.rnrnNote: W.W. Boyd was the secretary of the Labuan Water Company Ltd. and also Postmaster in Labuan. It should be noted that only four Brunei first issue covers are recorded with single frankings.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 4489 Brunei

    1895: 2 c. black, 3 c. blue and 5 c. green all used on 1895 'Parker' registered cover to London via Labuan, tied by BRUENEI circular datestamps (July 22), curved REGISTERED in black and 1894 Labuan 18 c. black & olive-brown (Gi 71) applied for onward transmission tied by "Labuan" cds (July 25). Oval London registered arrival in red (Aug 25) and Tottenham cds in red on reverse of a fine cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 4490 Brunei

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    1895 (July 22): The collection of complete sheets (16) of fifty (10 x 5) of the First Local Issue with block of 26 of the 50 c. but sadly no sheet of the rare 25 c., with ½ c. brown (State I and State II), 1 c. brown-lake in a deep shade and a pale delicate pink shade; 2 c. black in pale, medium and dark shades; 3 c. blue in pale, medium and dark shades; 5 c. deep blue-green (2), 8 c. plum in pale and deep printing, 10 c. orange-red, 50 c. olive in block of 26 stamps from lower left corner of the sheet and $ 1 olive-yellow in a complete sheet; generally fresh and fine, a superb and rare study Gi = £ 7'325. 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4491 Brunei

    1906 (Oct 1): Overprinted 'BRUNEI.' on Labuan in red, the complete set of twelve values unused, the $ 1 with slight aging at top, Otherwise all fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce set, just 2'000 full sets issued Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 4492 Brunei

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    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 1 c. black & purple, perf. 14, variety overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in black instead of red, a fine unused block of four of excellent colour and centering, superb large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Just one sheet of 100 printed thus, a magnificent multiple of this exceptionally rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi = £ 10'000+.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4493 Brunei

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    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 1 c. black & purple, perf. 14, variety overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in black instead of red, a fine used block of four, cancelled by central BRUNEI (May 20) datestamp in violet. Just one sheet of 100 printed thus, an exceptional multiple of an extremely rare stamp. Cert BPA (1980) Gi = £ 12'000+.rnrnProvenance: W. Houtzamer.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4494 Brunei

    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 1 c. black & purple, perf. 14, variety overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in black instead of red, used with 25 c. on 16 c. green & brown on local cover addressed to F.A.S. McClelland, tied by BRUNEI cds in blue (Nov 14) with year unclear. An extremely rare and beautiful cover.rnrnNote 1: For a similar cover franked with the 1 c. error and a 30 c. on 16 c. see the "Jacqui O" collection, RL, 19 Nov 1980, lot 1013.rnNote 2: F.A.S. McClelland (1873-1947) was appointed as Assistant Resident in Brunei, arriving in the Colony in May 1906.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4495 Brunei

    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 1 c. black & purple, perf. 14, overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in red, an unused example showing variety "Line through "B" of LABUAN" (Row 5, stamp 10), of fresh colour and fine large part g. Scarce Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 4496 Brunei

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    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 2 c. on 3 c. black & sepia, perf. 13½, overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in red, variety "TWO CENTS Double", an unused example with merest trace of aging on upper perfs. otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. An exceptionally rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1966) Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 4497 Brunei

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    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 2 c. on 3 c. black & sepia, perf. 13½, overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in red, variety "BRUNEI. Double", an unused example with the original erroneous surcharge somewhat paler due to Official attempts to remove the variety, of fresh appearance, slightest trace of aging on one or two perfs. of no importance, large part og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1998) Gi = £ 3'750. rnrnProvenance: Collection Betty Watterson.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4498 Brunei

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    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 2 c. on 3 c. black & sepia, perf. 13½, overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in red, variety "BRUNEI. Double", an unused example affixed to piece with the original erroneous surcharge somewhat paler due to Official attempts to remove the variety, perfs trimmed at base and irregular at top but of fresh appearance. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1985) Gi = £ 3'750.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4499 Brunei

    1906 (Oct 1): Labuan 2 c. on 3 c. black & sepia, perf. 13½, overprinted 'BRUNEI.' in red, an unused example showing variety "Line through "B" of LABUAN" (Row 5, stamp 10), of fresh colour, slight gum skip, large part g. Scarce Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF
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