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  • Lot# : 6001 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856/57: Proof by Perkins Bacon for the initial issue, 6 d. black imperforate on medium yellowish wove paper, a sheet marginal block of four, positions 121-122 / 133-134, margins touched to good, a scarce and appealing multiple.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6002 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon on blued paper 1857 (April 1): 6 d. purple-brown on blued paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example with three ample margins and just touched at lower right, of reasonably good colour and traces of original gum. An extremely rare stamp with, it is believed, less than fifteen examples known in unused condition. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6003 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon on blued paper 1857 (April 1): 6 d. purple-brown on blued paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a fine used example with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, lightly cancelled by grid obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp so fine Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6004 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856/57: Plate Proof by Perkins Bacon for the initial issue, 1 d. black imperforate on medium yellowish wove paper, a corner marginal example from the top right of sheet, position 12, superb.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6005 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856/57: Plate Proof by Perkins Bacon for the initial issue, 1 d. black imperforate on medium yellowish wove paper, an unused block of four, with clear to good margins all round (difficult to find - the stamps were misaligned on the plate, causing most multiples to be touched); minor ironed creases as usual but with evidence of small re-entries in 'Ceylon' and value on second stamp.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6006 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon on white paper 1857: 1 d. deep turquoise-blue (shades), wmk. Star, imperforate, the small group of four items: two single examples and two horizontal pairs, all with good to large margins all round and all lightly cancelled by the barred obliterator in black. A choice selection Gi = £ 270+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6007 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857 (Aug 24): 1 d. blue on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, the used group with a superb large margined example (cert. BPA, 1970), single 1 d. blue on blued paper superb used (signed A. Diena), and a horizontal pair on white paper with clear to large margins all round (cert. BPA, 1970), all three items showing portions of adjoining stamps; a fine and choice group Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6008 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon on white paper 1857: 1 d. deep turquoise-blue, wmk. Star, imperforate on slightly blued paper, a single example on 1862 cover to Dellitti, with huge margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at top and at right, tied by barred obliterator with 'Kandy' cds of despatch in red on reverse (April 29); alongside pencil notation "From the Ceylon collection of Admiral Harris". Exceptional.rnNote: Rear Admiral Frederic R. Harris (1875-1949) collected Hawaii and co-authored "Hawaii, Its Stamps and Postal History". He also collected Ceylon (sold in February 1951 at Harmer Rooke in New York) and Italian States.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6009 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon on white paper 1857: 1 d. blue, wmk. Star, imperforate, variety on blued paper, used on 1862 mourning cover to Chelsea, London endorsed "via Southampton", in combination with 1861/64 5 d. brown perf. 14-15½, tied by barred obliterators in black. "GALLE / POST PAID" datestamp of despatch in red below (March 17) and reverse with London arrival cds (April 18) in black. A fine and most attractive mixed issue franking of great scarcity.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Anthony de Worms, Harmers, London, 20-23 June 1938.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6010 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Plate Proof by Perkins Bacon for the initial issue, 2 d. black imperforate on medium yellowish wove paper, an unused block of four, with clear to good margins all round (difficult to find - the stamps were misaligned on the plate, causing most multiples to be touched); minor pressed bend but of fine and attractive appearance. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6011 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Die Proof by Perkins Bacon, Final State, 2 d. black imperforate on medium yellowish wove paper without margins and adhered to cream file display card (39  x 42 mm.). Rare.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 4-5 May 1978.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6012 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857 (Aug 24): 2 d. green, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example of fine colour, ample to large margins all round, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6013 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857 (Aug 24): 2 d. green, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused horizontal strip of four, sheet marginal at left with clear to mostly large margins all round and two with portions of adjoining stamp at top, of brilliant colour, ironed horizontal crease does not affect the delightful appearance, large part og. Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Bolaffi, A. Diena. Cert. A. Diena (1962) Gi = £ 800+.rnProvenance: Collection Muggia.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6014 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857 (Aug 24): 2 d. yellowish-green, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example of lovely delicate colour, large margins all round, without gum. A fine and most attractive example of this scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1973) Gi = £ 500.rnProvenance: Collection Irving.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 6015 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857 (Aug 24): 2 d. green, wmk. Star, imperforate, used examples (3), all with four margins, two lightly cancelled in black, one in red. Scarce so fine, an attractive trio Gi = £ 195+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6016 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857 (Aug 24): 2 d. green, wmk. Star, imperforate, 2 d. yellowish-green, a four margin used example lightly cancelled, 2 d. yellowish-green, a similarly fine used example, and a small piece with 2 d. green and 1 d. blue alongside London cds (Feb 26, 1858) struck in red. An attractive group.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6017 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857 (Aug 24): 2 d. yellowish-green, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused horizontal pair, with clear to generally large margins all round showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, in a dull matt shade, large part og. A rare multiple Gi = £ 1'000+.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 56, 8-13 Oct 1973, lot 6192.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6018 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858/59: Master Design Die Proof as utilised for the 4 d., 8 d., 9 d., 1/9 d. and 2 s. values, printed in black, imperforate on thin India paper (33 x 40 mm.), with POSTAGE at top, taken from the Tasmania 6 d. Die but with "TASMANIA" and "SIX PENCE" erased by engine turning at top and at base respectively. There are three recorded examples of this rare Proof, one was in the Hackmey collection (sale 1, lot 28), the other is housed in the collection of His Majesty King Charles III. Rare and wonderful.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 7 May 1992, lot 1011.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6019 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858/59: Plate Proof for the 4 d. value in deep black, imperforate on slightly rough wove paper, a block of four with margins large to just touched, fresh and very fine. A most attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6020 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example in a lovely delicate shade, large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, lightly cancelled in black. An outstanding example of this rare and iconic stamp. Signed Calves. Cert. BPA (1970) Gi = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6021 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example in a rich shade, large even margins all round cancelled by barred grid obliterator in black (and also appears to be the adjoining stamp to the Burrus example, lot 589). A fine example of this rare stamp. Signed Engel. Certs. Alberto Diena (1965), BPA (2021) Gi = £ 4'500.rnProvenance: Collection Muggia.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6022 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: 5 d. chestnut, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused horizontal pair with large margins all round and showing part sheet margin at right, of delightful rich colour, fresh and fine but for horizontal wrinkles on large part og. A magnificent multiple, unused pairs being the largest recorded multiples. Signed Peter Holcombe. Cert. RPSL (1974) Gi = £ 3'200+.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 24-26 Feb 1958, lot 369; Collection Josiah K. Lilly, Siegel, New York, 15-16 March 1967, lot 649; Corinphila sale 58, 26-31 May 1975, lot 5612.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6023 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: 5 d. chestnut, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example in a deep shade, close to large margins all round, used on 1857 'Asia Rate' cover to Macau tied by barred obliterator in black. Late usage of "BRITISH PACKET POSTAGE" datestamp in black below (rare, only in use on stamped covers during 1857), reverse with "GALLE / STEAMER POSTAGE" in black (Sept 5) with fair only HONG KONG cds (Sept 19) alongside; obverse with '1' credit of Hong Kong. File folds away from adhesive but a rare cover and believed to be a unique usage to Macau.rnProvenance: Collection R.C. Agabeg, Harmers, London, 20 May 1982, lot 2101.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6024 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: Plate Proof for 6 d. value imperforate in black on slightly rough wove paper, a remarkable block of thirty (10 x 3), positions 13-22 / 25-34 / 37-46, showing sheet margin at left and large margins all round but for slight nick at base of position 46, however the block has been rejoined to its original format (see  reverse); nevertheless a spectacular and most attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6025 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859: 6 d. purple-brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example in a deep shade, ample to large margins all round, of fine resonant true colour, large part og. A very rare stamp unused Gi = £ 2'750.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 19 Feb 1969, lot 741.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6026 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859: 6 d. purple-brown, wmk. Star, imperforate, used examples (2) in slightly differing shades, each with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by barred obliterator handstamps in black, very fine; one signed Bühler Gi = £ 280.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6027 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859: 6 d. purple-brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used horizontal pair on 1859 double rate cover to Brighton endorsed 'via Marseilles', three good margins close but clear at base and top showing portion of adjoining stamps, tied by barred obliterator handstamps in black. Reverse with "COLOMBO / POST PAID" despatch in red (Aug 30) alongside Brighton arrival cds (Sept 27). Some edge wear to envelope but a scarce and appealing cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6028 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859: 6 d. brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with good to large marginal all round, showing portions of adjoining stamps at left and at right, lightly cancelled by neat strike of the barred obliterator in black. A choice example of a scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1969) Gi = £ 550.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Anthony de Worms, Harmers, London, 20-23 June 1938, lot 167.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6029 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859: 6 d. brown, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with good margins all round, lightly cancelled in black, treated to remove reverse manuscript ink and minor bend but of very fine appearance. Cert. BPA (2022) Gi = £ 550.rnProvenance: Collection Rev. G.E.K. Cornwall-Brooks, Harmers, London, 20 March 1979, lot 71 (where sold as 'light brown').
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6030 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: 6 d. brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example in a deep shade with good margins all round and large portion of adjoining stamp at right, on small piece with 1857 1 d. deep turquoise-blue in a horizontal strip of three, just touched to mostly large margins, cancelled by barred obliterators and part red datestamp. An attractive and scarce piece.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6031 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859: 6 d. light brown, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example in a pale shade and showing some plate wear, with good to large margins all round and probably from lower right corner of the sheet, lightly cancelled in black. A very scarce shade. Cert. BPA (2022) Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6032 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858/59: Die Proof for the 8 d. value in black on thin India paper affixed to card (25 x 31 mm.), fresh and very fine and extremely rare.rnProvenance: Collection R.C. Agabeg, Harmers, London, 20 May 1982, lot 2049.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6033 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 8 d. brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example of fine colour, margins ample to large with portions of adjoining stamps at base and at right, lightly cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A rare and most elusive stamp. Cert. Alberto Diena (1965), BPA (2021) Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6034 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 8 d. brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example of fine rich colour, margins ample to large with trace of adjoining stamp at right, on small piece with 1857 2 d. turquoise-blue with large even margins, lightly cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A rare and most appealing piece. Cert. RPSL (1972) Gi = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6035 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 9 d. purple-brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, the splendid unused example of fresh colour with good to large margins all round, of lovely appearance for this famous stamp; fresh and extremely fine, without gum. A spectacular example of an immensely rare stamp of which less then 20 survivied in unused condition. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 60'000.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, Feb 1958, lot 389.
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 34,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6036 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 9 d. purple-brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example of strong colour with large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1979) Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6037 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 9 d. purple-brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example of fine colour with large margins all round, somewhat heavily cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1974) Gi = £ 900.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6038 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 9 d. purple-brown on white paper, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example of fine colour with large  to very large margins all round, used on small piece with 1857 1 d. blue, margins touched to large, tied by barred obliterators in black Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6039 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Die Proof for the 10 d. value in black on thin India paper affixed to card (24 x 32 mm.), fresh and very fine and extremely rare.rnProvenance: Collection R.C. Agabeg, Harmers, London, 20 May 1982, lot 2051.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6040 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Plate Proof for the 10 d. value in black on unwatermarked wove paper, a block of four, sheet marginal at left with good to large margins all round, minor pressed wrinkle not detracting from the most attractive appearance.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6041 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: 10 d. dull vermilion, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example with ample to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, tiniest of thin spots from hinge at top, of fine fresh colour, large part og. A scarce stamp so fine Gi = £ 900.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Sale 2, Gilbert, Paris, 13-15 Oct 1921, lot 83.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6042 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: 10 d. dull vermilion, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example, sheet marginal at base with ample to large margins all round, of fine fresh colour, large part og. Superb and extremely rare thus Gi = £ 900+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6043 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Plate Proof for the 1 s. value printed in black on somewhat rough unwatermarked wove paper, a sheet marginal block of four, positions 131-132 / 143-144, typical ironed wrinkle but an attractive and scarce multiple.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6044 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Plate Proof for the 1 s. value printed in black on somewhat rough unwatermarked wove paper, a sheet marginal horizontal strip of seven, sheet marginal at left, positions 121-129, with just shaved to large margins all round. Some typical ironed wrinkles but a scarce multiple. Ex Osborne.
    Starting bid : 240.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6045 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: 1 s. slate-violet, wmk. Star, imperforate, used examples (4), two single examples in differing shades, each with large even margins all round and each with corner bends of no significance, and a horizontal pair (scarce thus) with shaved margin at right but in a brighter shade, all cancelled in black. An attractive group Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6046 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: 1 s. slate-violet, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with large even margins all round, neatly tied to small piece by barred obliterator in black with "London / Paid" cds in red at left (July 11, 1859). Choice and extremely fine. Signed Proschold Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6047 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: 1 s. slate-violet, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example of fine colour with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, on 1859 entire letter at double rate from Colombo endorsed "Via Marseilles" to London, tied by barred obliterator in black. Reverse with "COLOMBO / POST PAID" in red (Aug 30) and 'London / Paid' cds (Sept 27) in red. A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6048 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: 1 s. slate-violet, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with large margins all round overlapped by 1 d. deep blue, also with four margins and showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, on 1857 entire letter from Colombo endorsed "Via Alexandria" to Trieste, each cancelled by barred obliterator in black. Reverse with scarce usage of "COLOMBO / STEAMER LETTER" in black (Sept 13) and "Triest / Früh" arrival (Oct 12) in red and '9' kreuzer credit in manuscript. A rare destination for classic Ceylon mail and a particularly fine entire. Cert. RPSL (1981).rnProvenance: Collection Geoff Oxley.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6049 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: 1 s. 9 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example with clear to ample margins all round, of fine fresh colour, light age spot at base barely detracts, unused without gum. A very rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1940), BPA (2021) Gi = £ 5'500.rnProvenance: Collection G.H. Boucher, June 1953.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6050 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Plate Proof for the 1 s. 9 d. value printed in black on unwatermarked wove paper, a horizontal pair, fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6051 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Die Proof from the Final State for the 1 s. 9 d. value printed in black and adhered to toned card (39 x 44 mm.), exquisite and very rare.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 4-5 May 1978.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6052 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/61: 1 s. 9 d. green, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with good margins all round and trace of adjoining stamp at left, lightly cancelled by probable oval barred "A" obliterator in black; slight blue crayon mark at right otherwise fine and scarce Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6053 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/61: 1 s. 9 d. green, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used horizontal pair, of lovely depth of colour with close to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by barred obliterators in black. Tiny wrinkles not affecting the dramatic appearance of this rare multiple (no used multiples in the comprehensive Hackmey collection, nor in the Agabeg, Burrus or Dale-Lichtenstein collections, the Rear Admiral Harris collection contained the only other used pair this describer has found); of great rarity for the connoisseur. Signed Holcombe Gi = £ 1'600+.rnProvenance: Collection Baron de Anthony Worms, Harmers, London, 20-23 June 1938, lot 261; Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 24-26 Feb 1958, lot 406; Corinphila sale 74, 21-28 March 1987, lot 4214.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6054 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857/59: 1 s. 9 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example, marginal from top of sheet with watermark lines, clear to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at left, slightly rounded corner at lower right but an exceptional example of this rare stamp with large part og. Gi = £ 5'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6055 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Plate Proof for the 2 s. value printed in black on unwatermarked wove paper, a horizontal pair, fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6056 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1857: Die Proof for the 2 s. value in black on thin India paper affixed to card (26 x 32 mm.), trivial aging at top otherwise fresh and very fine and extremely rare.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6057 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 2 s. dull blue, wmk. Star, imperforate, an unused example with large margins all round, of splendid fresh colour, tiny vertical scissor cut at upper left away and thin spot at upper right, both away from the design, unused without gum. Despite the imperfections, a stamp of lovely appearance. Cert. RPSL (1961) Gi = £ 6'500.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Sale 2, Gilbert, Paris, 13-15 Oct 1921, lot 90.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6058 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 2 s. dull blue, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with ample to large margins all round, of good strong colour, slight toning to the paper, cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6059 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 2 s. dull blue, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with clear to large margins all round, of good strong colour, slight toning to the paper, cancelled by part barred 'A' obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6060 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859 (April 23): 2 s. dull blue, wmk. Star, imperforate, a used example with good to large margins all round, of fine colour, slight vertical bend not affecting the appearance, cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A very scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'300.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 1999, lot 836.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6061 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1859: 1 s. 9 d. green, wmk. Star, privately perforated 7½, an unused example of fine colour with the perforations touching the design as found in the other known example (Hackmey, sale 1, lot 87, described as unique); unused without gum. The perforations are now believed to be made by a private company to facilitate handling rather than being of Trial status. Extremely rare, one of just two examples recorded. Cert. RPSL (1974) Gi = £ 16'000.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 3 March 1949, lot 94.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 11,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6062 Ceylon

    Reprinted Die Proofs 1902/29: Reprinted Die Proofs (3) of the 1856/59 vignette only, (Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia Type DE, possibly struck in 1919), all printed on wove, slightly toned paper (approx 45 x 62 mm.), in black, blue and in vermilion. Scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6063 Ceylon

    Reprinted Die Proofs 1902/29: Reprinted Die Proofs (15) of the 1856/59 issue, in five strips of three (Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia Type DC, DD and DE, possibly struck in 1919), all printed on various papers in a range of colours: black, orange-vermilion, carmine, purple and deep blue; with first 'Proof' with head removed, second complete but for value tablet and third with vignette oinly. Most attractive.rnProvenance: Sotheby's, London, 20 July 1995, lots 268 and 269.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6064 Ceylon

    Typographed by De La Rue 1857: ½ d. reddish lilac on unwatermarked blued glazed paper, imperforate, an unused example with good margins all round, handstamped "SPECIMEN" in black (Samuel type D5). Vertical crease at left unapparent on face, large part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Patrick Pearson RDP., Harmers, London, 13 April 1983, lot 1014.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6065 Ceylon

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    Typographed by De La Rue 1857: ½ d. reddish lilac on unwatermarked blued glazed paper, imperforate, an unused example with good to large margins all round, horizontal bend otherwise fresh and fine, part og. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 4'250.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6066 Ceylon

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    Typographed by De La Rue 1857: ½ d. reddish lilac on unwatermarked blued glazed paper, imperforate, an unused example with good to large margins all round, horizontal bend otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 4'250.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 6067 Ceylon

    Typographed by De La Rue 1857: ½ d. reddish lilac on unwatermarked blued glazed paper, imperforate, a used example with good to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by barred obliterator in black; without the usual surface rubbing, a scarce stamp Gi = £ 650.rnProvenance: Collection J.H.G Galbraith.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6068 Ceylon

    Typographed by De La Rue 1858: ½ d. dull mauve on unwatermarked glazed paper, imperforate, an unused block of four of good colour for this delicate shade, two natural paper spots, unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 800+.rnProvenance: Collection Rev G.E.K. Cornwall-Brooks, Harmers, London, 20 March 1979, lot 23.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6069 Ceylon

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    Typographed by De La Rue 1858: ½ d. dull mauve on unwatermarked glazed paper, imperforate, a used horizontal strip of six, of fine colour, lightly cancelled by barred obliterators in black. Couple of ironed vertical bends as to be expected and not mentioned on certificate. An exceptional and rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1984) Gi = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6070 Ceylon

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    Typographed by De La Rue 1858: ½ d. dull mauve on unwatermarked blued glazed paper, variety "imperforate x privately rouletted", the used example in a deep rich shade, both vertical sides clearly showing the roulettes with large margin at base and evidence of roulette at top, lightly cancelled by barred obliterator in black. Sold together with an invoice from Angus Galbraith & Simon Mumford (post their departure from Stanley Gibbons in 1983) and a note from the Keeper of the Royal Collection, John Marriott written in 1983 which was attached to a photocopy of the Royal example. Incorrectly listed by both Robson Lowe's Encyclopaedia and SG as clearly on blued paper. The sole example in private hands - the other example being housed in the collection of His Majesty King Charles III. Unique. Cert. RPSL (1961) Gi = £ 8'000.rnProvenance: Collection J.H.G. Galbraith.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6071 Ceylon

    Typographed by De La Rue 1864: ½ d. dull mauve on unwatermarked glazed paper, perf. 12½, an unused example of pale delicate colour, centred to left, large part og. Scarcer than catalogue value suggests Gi = £ 225.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6072 Ceylon

    Typographed by De La Rue 1864: ½ d. dull mauve on unwatermarked glazed paper, perf. 12½, a used horizontal pair of fine delicate colour, cancelled by two strikes of the barred obliterator in black. Scarce Gi = £ 360+.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6073 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 1 d. dull blue, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, a used horizontal strip of four, lightly cancelled by barred obliterators in black. An attractive and scarce multiple.rnProvenance: Collection R.C. Agabeg, Harmers, London, 24 May 1982, lot 2163.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6074 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 2 d. green, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, a used example cancelled solely by "COLOMBO / FREE" circular datestamp (July 30, 1863) in black. Perforations with imperfections and but a charming and scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 75.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6075 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 2 d. green, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, two single examples with a 1 d. dull blue, used on 1862 "Asia Rate" cover from Colombo endorsed "per Str. from Galle" to Calcutta, lightly cancelled by barred obliterators in black. Reverse with "COLOMBO / POST PAID" despatch in red (Oct 18) and Calcutta arrival cds (Oct 28) in red. Corner hinge repair at lower left and slight faults to letter-sheet but a scarce cover.rnProvenance: Collection R.C. Agabeg, Harmers, London, 20 May 1982, lot 2204.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6076 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, an unused example of fresh rich colour and near perfect centering, one tiny natural spot outside the design at lower left, large part og. An extremely rare stamp so fine. Cert. RPSL (1971) Gi = £ 2'250.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 24-26 Feb 1958, lot 427; Collection R.C. Agabeg, Harmers, London, 20 May 1982, lot 2166.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6077 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, an unused horizontal pair of fresh colour, left hand stamp with some closed or blunted perfs, fine large part og. An outstanding multiple of a very rare stamp indeed. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi = £ 4'500+.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6078 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 5 d. chestnut, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, the selection with unused examples (3) with one being marginal from top of sheet and all with part or large part og., and used examples (6, shades) with three horizontal pairs, all cancelled in black. A charming group Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6079 Ceylon

    1861. Cancelled Stamps for Rowland Hill’s nephew Ormond HillrnOn 18 April 1861 Ormond Hill, the nephew of Rowland Hill, wrote to Joshua Butters Bacon the head of Perkins Bacon and Co.:rn“My dear Sir, Two or three of my friends who are collectors of Postage Stamps have asked me to procure for them specimens of new or uncommon stamps whenever I have it in my power. It occurs to me that perhaps you may be able to give me a few ...”rnHe added on 24 April:rn“... I should be glad to have six stamps of each kind ...”rnOn 15 August J. Upham (for J.B. Bacon) sent the stamps to Pearson Hill with the following letter:rn“Dear Sir, I beg now to send you as promised ... an envelope addressed to Ormond Hill Esq. containing 6 obliterated impressions of each of the stamps named in the list and request you will take two of each for Rowland Hill Esq. and yourself and then seal the package and forward it together with a letter which you will also find addressed to him, to Mr. Ormond Hill.”rnIt turned out that the supply of the Crown Agents‘ property was given without authority.rnOrmond Hill was not asked to return the "specimens“, and in fact, all were treated as private property. Nevertheless, the case destroyed Perkins Bacon as future printers for the Crown Agents.rnFrom Peter Jaffe in "Cancelled by Perkins Bacon“, published for Spink & Son Ltd by James Bendon Ltd. (1998).rnrn1861/64: 6 d. brown, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, on slightly blued paper, the third recorded example, position 4 on the block of six (see Jaffé page 33, this stamp unillustrated) with part "CANCELLED" obliterator in black, the stamp of good colour with slightly rounded corner at top right and small closed tear at base sealed by hinge by this describer; this example being the stamp adjacent to the other recorded example, position 5, which is housed in the collection of His Majesty King Charles III. The third recorded example, from position 3 is extensively damaged and was sold in the Hackmey collection Sale 1, lot 188. The finest of just two recorded examples in private hands Gi = £ 9'000.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 14,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6080 Ceylon

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    1861. Cancelled Stamps for Rowland Hill’s nephew Ormond HillrnOn 18 April 1861 Ormond Hill, the nephew of Rowland Hill, wrote to Joshua Butters Bacon the head of Perkins Bacon and Co.:rn“My dear Sir, Two or three of my friends who are collectors of Postage Stamps have asked me to procure for them specimens of new or uncommon stamps whenever I have it in my power. It occurs to me that perhaps you may be able to give me a few ...”rnHe added on 24 April:rn“... I should be glad to have six stamps of each kind ...”rnOn 15 August J. Upham (for J.B. Bacon) sent the stamps to Pearson Hill with the following letter:rn“Dear Sir, I beg now to send you as promised ... an envelope addressed to Ormond Hill Esq. containing 6 obliterated impressions of each of the stamps named in the list and request you will take two of each for Rowland Hill Esq. and yourself and then seal the package and forward it together with a letter which you will also find addressed to him, to Mr. Ormond Hill.”rnIt turned out that the supply of the Crown Agents‘ property was given without authority.rnOrmond Hill was not asked to return the "specimens“, and in fact, all were treated as private property. Nevertheless, the case destroyed Perkins Bacon as future printers for the Crown Agents.rnFrom Peter Jaffe in "Cancelled by Perkins Bacon“, published for Spink & Son Ltd by James Bendon Ltd. (1998).rnrn1861/64: 8 d. brown, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, the third recorded example, position 6 on the block of six (see Jaffé page 33) with part "CANCELLED" obliterator handstamp in black, the stamp of resonant colour and in the foremost quality; this example being the stamp adjacent to the other recorded example, position 5 (ex collection Joseph Hackmey); and position 2, which is housed in the collection of His Majesty King Charles III. One of just two examples known in private hands. Cert. RPSL (2007) Gi = £ 10'000.rnProvenance: Collection Joseph Hackmey FRPSL, Spink Shreves, New York, 18 Feb 2009, lot 190.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6081 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 8 d. brown, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, a used example of fine appearance, slightly rounded top left corner but showing the marginal watermark at left and frame of adjoining stamp at right, lightly cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 500.rnProvenance: Collection Rev. G.E.K. Cornwall-Brooks, Harmers, London, 20 March 1979, lot 112.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6082 Ceylon

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 9 d. purple-brown, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, a used example, well centred and of good colour, lightly cancelled in black. A fine example of a scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1952) Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 6083 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861/64: 1 s. slate-violet, wmk. Star, clean-cut and intermediate perf. 14 to 15½, an unused horizontal pair of fine speckled colour, well centred, large part og. Gi = £ 280+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6084 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 1 d. dull blue on blued paper, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused example of fine centering and colour, small part og. A very scarce stamp unused Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6085 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 4 d. rose-red, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused block of four from top right corner of the sheet showing the watermark lines, a few shaved perforations but of fine colour, fresh and most attractive, unused without gum. A very scarce multiple Gi = £ 2'400.rnProvenance: Collection Rev. G.E.K. Cornwall-Brooks, Harmers, London, 20 May 1982, lot 117.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6086 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 4 d. rose-red and 4 d. deep rose-red, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, used examples of both shades, each lightly cancelled by barred obliterator handstamps in black. Choice and fine Gi = £ 290.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6087 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 4 d. deep rose-red, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused example of fine centering and rich colour, part og. A very scarce stamp Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6088 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 6 d. deep (blackish) brown, 6 d. light brown and 6 d. olive-sepia, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, used examples of the three listed shades, each well centred and lightly cancelled in black. A scarce and attractive trio Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6089 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 6 d. light brown, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, a used horizontal pair, lightly cancelled by barred obliterators in black. Choice and fine Gi = £ 400+.rnProvenance: Collection R.C. Agabeg, Harmers, London, 20 May 1982, lot 2181.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6090 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 8 d. brown, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused example of deep colour, good perforations for this stamp, part og. Rare. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 1'700.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrari de Renotière, Sale 11, Gilbert, Paris, 19-21 Nov 1924, lot 337.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6091 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 8 d. yellow-brown, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused example of fresh colour, well centred, large part og. Rare. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 1'600.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrari de Renotière, Gilbert, Paris. Unillustrated but with trefoil on reverse.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6092 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 9 d. deep brown, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, unused examples (2), one superb with large part og., the other not quite so fine and centred to top, with part og. Gi = £ 260.
    Starting bid : 90.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6093 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 9 d. deep brown, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused block of four, of lovely depth of colour, first stamp with 'white face' with lack of shading around the Queen's nose and mouth, minute corner bend of no significance, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce and attractive block Gi = £ 640+.rnProvenance: Collection Rev. G.E.K. Cornwall-Brooks, Harmers, London, 20 March 1979, lot 130.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6094 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 9 d. deep brown, 9 d. light brown and 9 d. sepia-brown, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, used examples of the three listed shades, each generally fine and lightly cancelled in black. An attractive trio Gi = £ 345.rnProvenance: Collection Rev. G.E.K. Cornwall-Brooks, Harmers, London, 20 March 1979, lot 128.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6095 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 9 d. deep brown, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, a used example with portion of adjoining stamp at base, on 1862 single rate cover from Galle to Fêcamp, France endorsed "Via Suez", tied by barred obliterator in black. "GALLE / POST PAID" datestamp in red alongside (March 5) and reverse with three French transits including arrival cds (March 30) where charged with handstruck '9' décimes due. Scarce and attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Rev. G.E.K. Cornwall-Brooks, Harmers, London, 20 March 1979, ex lot 136.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6096 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 9 d. olive-sepia, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused example of fine delicate colour, well centred, unused without gum. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6097 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1864 (Sept): 10 d. dull vermilion, wmk. Star, perf. 12½, an unused example of vibrant colour, fresh and extremely fine, large part og. A scarce stamp so fine. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6098 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 10 d. dull vermilion, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused example of good colour, centred to top with large part slightly spotted og., together with a fine used horizontal pair sharing complete strike of the barred obliterator in black Gi = £ 350+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6099 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 1 s. slate-violet, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, an unused horizontal pair of fine speckled colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 450+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6100 Ceylon

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862/64: 1 s. 9 d. light green, wmk. Star, rough perf. 14 to 15½, prepared for use but unissued, an unused example of fine colour, tad dusty on face and top perforations, wrinkled large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF
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