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Auction #130


Thursday, May 23, 2019

The auction starts at 2:00 PM

5757 Wilshire Blvd
Penthouse Suite 8
Los Angeles, California 90036


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Great Britain --- Great Britain Offices in Morocco     1 - 49
Aitutaki --- Australia     50 - 138
Bahamas --- Cameroons     139 - 267
Canada / Newfoundland --- Cook Islands     268 - 362
Austrian Offices in Cyprus --- Fiji     363 - 469
Gambia --- Ireland     470 - 578
Jamaica --- Montserrat     579 - 713
Natal --- New Zealand     714 - 822
Niger Coast Protectorate --- Rhodesia     823 - 912
St. Christopher --- Sierra Leone     913 - 1003
Solomon Islands --- Transvaal     1004 - 1100
Trinidad --- Zululand     1101 - 1192



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Colonial Stamp Company's #130
Specialized British Empire Public Auction

Colonial Stamp Company’s Fall Sale

Our 130th Specialized British Empire Public Auction

Emphasis on 1840-1935 issues

Packed with great material, including a portion of the exceptional Roy Sass specialized Australia collection featuring some amazing assemblages of North West Pacific Islands.

British African “gems” include: Bechuanaland 2d overprint in green; an ancient British Central Africa £25 from 1895; Kenya & Uganda’s 50R – mint with script CA wmk; Uganda typewritten 20¢-100¢ - including some “V. R.”s and many Togo overprints highlighted by a 1M first setting.

British West Indies “nuggets” feature a used “Cotton Reel” from British Guiana 1850 12¢ blue and a Trinidad 1857 (1d) rose-red, mint.

British Asia has a few “pearls” such as a Selangor 1897 $25 postally used plus a Perak #1, used. Ceylon brings an 1860 1/- slate-purple – perf 13x13.

British Europe “shines” with superb Q Victoria Great Britain. Used: an 1878 10/- (Plate 1) and an 1882 £1; mint: an 1867 5/- plus Officials. The “Kings” are also well represented.

British North America “sparkles” with superb Canada QV Jubilees ($3 never hindged!) and an early used Newfoundland 1857 2¢ scarlet-vermilion and a mint 1860 6¢ orange-vermilion.

But the “jewels” of this Public Auction lie in Oceania! Australia features nine mint £2 Kangaroos; rare Postage Dues – including a 1907 4d dull green perf 11. There is a wonderful 1871 Fiji Times Express 9d mint and seven New Zealand “O.P.S.O.”s plus a Papua 1909 6d perf 12½ mint and Samoa 1/- on 1M “G.R.I.” also mint. That said, North West Pacific Islands features all three sets of “S”s (Types a-c) including the elusive 5/- (this took many years to form – I know as I helped Roy build it!), plus the rare £1 – 38 (118), mint.

Terms of Consignment

The terms for consigning material are simple. First, please write or call with a description of the material before you send it. Your shipment should contain a minimum of $5000 potential realized value (For material totaling less than $5000, we will be happy to review it for outright purchase). Each mint or used item should catalog at least $250, unless you are forwarding a collection in its entirety. All 20th-Century material in that price range is acceptable. Nineteenth Century material should be in very fine condition. An inventory should be included with all shipments of sets and single items (not required for whole collections). Please send all shipments via registered mail for your protection. All material received that is not deemed suitable for consignment will be returned promptly. Shortly before the sale date you will receive a list of your items included in the sale and a copy of the catalog.

The commission rate is only 10% for items realizing $150 or over. Due to production costs the minimum fee per lot is $15 for items realizing less than $150. There are no other charges.

Payment to consignors commences 60 days after the sale, subject to invoices being paid and items on extension having cleared.

Market Report

George W. Holschauer



* Mint
** Never hinged
OG   Original gum
unused   Mint without gum
o Used
s/e Straight edge
On Piece
Cover or card
Block of four (or larger)
P Proof
S Specimen
Sh Sheet
E Essay
son Socked on the nose cancel

Catalogue values and numbers are from Scott - current "Scott Classic Specialized", SG – current "Stanley Gibbons Catalogue", MI – current "Michel Catalogue", Canada Specialized – Unitrade Catalogue of Specialized Canada Stamps, other catalogues used will be specifically mentioned. All foreign catalogue price quotations have been converted to US funds based on the prevailing rate of exchange as of the date the lot was written up; this accounts for slight monetary fluctuations.





Up to $100


$100.00 to $290.00


$300.00 to $725.00


$750.00 to $1,950.00


$2,000.00 to $3,000.00


$3,250.00 to $7,500.00


$7,500.00 and above


Bids which do not conform to the above intervals and advances will automatically be reduced to the appropriate level.


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