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COLONIAL STAMP COMPANY
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Los Angeles, California 90036-5816


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Auction #133




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Cat / Net Est
NEW BRITAIN
895 o 1 (1) 1914 1d on 3pf brown Yacht, first setting, only 200 ptd, as such rare and vastly undercatalogued, "Raboul" violet straight-line cancel dated Oct 17, 1914 (first day of issue!), VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $3315
896 o 13 (13) 1914 2' on 2M blue Kaiser's Yacht, first setting "G.R.I." overprint, unwmkd, perf 14, rare (only 57 ptd), Gibbs Setting III, pos 3, tied to piece by violet "Raboul" oval date stamp, signed Kosack and others, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $5200
897 * 14 (14) 1914 3' on 3M violet-black Yacht, first setting "G.R.I." overprint (3½-4mm), rare (only 48 ptd of both first and second printings), signed A Brun and others, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $7150
898 * 15 (15) 1914 5' on 5M slate and carmine Kaiser's Yacht, first setting, rare (only 35 issued), this example is Setting 4, pos 4 (per certificate), a great rarity!, signed A Diena, OG, VLH, F-VF, with Ceremuga certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $18200
899 ** 26 (26) 1914 8d on 80pf black and carmine on rose Yacht, G.R.I. overprint, second setting (5mm), only 328 (Moore, 1st and 2nd settings) printed, signed Bothe, OG, NH, F-VF, with Kilian certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1105
900 o 26 (26) 1914 8d on 80pf black and carmine on rose Yacht, G.R.I. overprint, second setting (5mm), only 328 (Moore, 1st and 2nd settings) printed, scarce straight-line "Rabaul" cancel, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1560
901 * 34 (54) 1914 3d on 25pf black and red on yellow Marshall Islands Kaiser's Yacht, G.R.I. overprint, first setting (5mm), only 200 ptd, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $585
902 o 34 (54) 1914 3d on 25pf black and red on yellow Marshall Islands Kaiser's Yacht, G.R.I. overprint, first setting (5mm), only 200 ptd, perfectly centered, light violet oval cancel, a choice example!, signed Hoffmann-Giesecke, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) SG $715
903 * 35 (55) 1914 3d on 30pf black and orange on buff Kaiser's Yacht of Marshall Islands, G.R.I. overprint, first setting (5mm), only 263 ptd, signed Kosack, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $620
904 * 37 (57) 1914 5d on 50pf purple and black Marshall Island Yacht, G.R.I. overprint, first setting (5mm), only 525 ptd, OG, VLH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $390
905 o 38 (58) 1914 8d on 80pf black and carmine on rose Marshall Islands Yacht, G.R.I. overprint, first setting (5mm), only 406 (Moore) printed, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1820
906 * 39 (59) 1914 1' on 1M carmine Marshall Islands Kaiser's Yacht, G.R.I. overprint T2 (3½-4mm between "G.R.I." and value), rare (only 85 issued), this example is Gibbs Setting 3, pos 4 (per certificate), OG, HR, F-VF, with Robert M. Gibbs certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $5200
907 o 43b (33d) 1915 G.R.I. 3d overprint on German "Rabaul" registry vignette "(Deutsch-Neuguinea)" with hyphen, scarce, seldom offered used, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1430
908 o 50 (40) 1915 3d G.R.I. surcharge on Stephansort registration label, sans-serif letters, an extreme rarity, only 18 singles recorded, all but 1 of which are used, missing from the Royal Collection as of 1950, within the last 18 months we split a used F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $11700
NEW GUINEA
909 * 31-45 (177-89) 1932-34 1d-£1 Bird of Paradise, undated scrolls, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (15), OG, LH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $325
910 o 31-45 (177-89) 1932-34 1d-£1 Bird of Paradise, undated scrolls, cplt (15), light cancels, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $390
911 o C1-13 (137-49) 1931 ½d-£1 Native Village with Air Mail overprints, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (13), lightly canceled, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $650
912 * C13 var (149 var) 1931 £1 olive-grey Native Hut overprinted "Air Mail" SG Type 13, perf 11, VARIETY - small "i" in "Mail" (row 1, pos 1), scarce, OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1250
913 * C14-27 (163-76) 1931 ½d-£1 Bird of Paradise with Air Mail overprints, dated scrolls, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (14), OG, LH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $390
914 * C28-43 (190-203) 1932-34 ½d-£1 Bird of Paradise with Air Mail overprints, undated scrolls, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (16), OG, LH, fine ...(PHOTO) SG $325
915 o C28-43 (190-203) 1932-34 ½d-£1 Bird of Paradise with Air Mail overprints, undated scrolls, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (16), lightly canceled, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $360
916 o C45 (205) 1935 £5 emerald-green Bulolo Goldfields Air Mail, unwmkd, perf 11, lightly canceled, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $585
917 * C46-59 (212-25) 1939 ½d-£1 Bulolo Goldfields Air Mails, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (14), perfectly centered throughout, OG, VLH, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) SG $1430
918 o C46-59 (212-25) 1939 ½d-£1 Bulolo Goldfields Air Mails, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (14), rarely seen used, marvelous centering throughout, lightly canceled, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) SG $1105
919 * O12-22 (O31-41) 1931 1d-5' Bird of Paradise Officials, dated scrolls, overprinted "OS", perf 11, cplt (11), undercatalogued, OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $440
920 * O23-35 (O42-54) 1932-34 1d-5' Bird of Paradise Officials, undated scrolls, overprinted "OS", perf 11, cplt (13), undercatalogued, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $535
NEW HEBRIDES
921 * 1-6 (4-9) 1908 ½d-1' K Edward VII of Fiji overprinted SG Type 1, wmkd CA, perf 14, cplt (6), of the 1' only 1440 were printed, undercatalogued, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $525
922 o 1-6 (4-9) 1908 ½d-1' K Edward VII of Fiji overprinted SG Type 1, wmkd CA, perf 14, cplt (6), an exceptional, hand-picked, perfectly centered set, lightly canceled, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1520
923 ** 31 (35) 1921 2d on 40c red on yellow Weapons and Idols (French issue) surcharge, wmkd RF in Sheet, perf 14, seriously undercatalogued as only 40 sheets (1200 stamps) were originally printed, OG, NH, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $340
924 o 33-37 (36-39) 1921 1d-6d Weapons and Idols, wmkd Script CA, perf 14, extremely rare and undercatalogued used!, lightly canceled, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $845
925 * J1-5 (D1-5) 1925 1d (10¢)-10d (1fr) Postage Due overprint set, cplt, very fresh (no trace of the gum toning usually associated with this issue), the majority of the issue was sold over the P.O. counter and became severely gum toned, the only untoned sets had to be acquired directly from the Crown Agents in London, OG,LH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $390
NEW REPUBLIC
926 * 7a (9) 1886 1/s violet on yellow, this configuration of the denomination is unique to this date of 13 OCT 86, rare, OG,VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1150
927 * 16b var footnoted (22a) 1886 10s6 violet on yellow, (13 OCT 86), portion of adjacent stamp at left, straight edge at right, OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $260
928 o 20 var footnoted (27) 1886 2d violet on blue (24 MAY 86), extremely rare date, lightly canceled, rare, ex-Samos, fine ...(PHOTO) Net Est $935
929 * 21 var footnoted (28) 1886 3d violet on blue (13 OCT 86), one short corner perf, OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $495
930 * 28a var footnoted (37) 1886 2/6 violet on blue (6 SEP 86), well centered, scarce date, OG,HR, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $650
931 * 32 var footnoted (42) 1886 10s violet on blue (13 JAN 86), perfectly centered, OG,HR, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) Net Est $625
932 * 32B (43) 1886 10s6d violet on blue granite paper (7 JAN 86), scarce early date, signed Stolow, OG, LH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $620
933 * 32Be (43b) 1886 10s6d violet on blue (2 JUL 86), ERROR - "d" omitted, rare date, unpriced until 2007 but at a level that is irrelevant to its actual rarity!, well centered, small tone spot, OG,VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $3575
934 * 33 (44) 1886 12s violet on blue granite paper (13 JAN 86), OG, HR, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $520
935 * 37 var (48a var) 1886 1d violet on yellow with embossed arms, VARIETY - "JAN 20 86" (arms inverted), extremely rare, straight-edges at left and right, seldom seen!, OG,HR, VF, with Brandon certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $715
936 * 38a (49a) 1886 2d violet on yellow with embossed arms (24 NOV 86), ERROR - arms inverted, very rare date, unpriced in Stanley Gibbons, only recently listed and its existence went unrecorded for over 100 years after issue!, exceedingly scarce and undercatalogued, minor tone spot, OG,HR, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $2810
937 * 40 (51) 1886 6d violet on yellow paper with embossed arms (DEC 86), perf 11½, scarce, interesting example - mis-perforated at left and subsequently cut from the sheet with straight-edges at left and bottom, signed, OG, HR, fine ...(PHOTO) Net Est $910
938 * 43 var (79 var footnoted) 1887 3d violet on yellow with embossed arms, ERROR - double impression, (unlisted in Stanley Gibbons - formerly Stanley Gibbons 79da), a rare stamp, seldom offered, small thin, part OG, VG ...(PHOTO) Net Est $520
939 * 54b (91a) 1886 7/6 violet on yellow with embossed arms, horizontal pair with tête-bêche arms, unpriced in Stanley Gibbons and Scott, fresh, very rare, OG,HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $6760
940 * 58 (95) 1887 30s violet on yellow, without date, arms embossed, very rare and seldom seen--massively undercatalogued given that only 18 were printed per Jonkers, signed Bloch, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $4940
941 * 59d (72b) 1887 1d violet on blue with embossed arms, vertical tête-bêche pair, well centered, scarce, OG,HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $935
942 * 61c (74b) 1886 3d violet on blue with embossed arms, vertical pair with arms tête-bêche, unpriced in Stanley Gibbons and Scott, very rare, OG,VLH, fine ...(PHOTO) Net Est $6500
NEW ZEALAND
943 o 1 (1) 1855 1d dull carmine Q Victoria Chalon Head on white paper, wmkd Large Star, London printing, imperf, large margins on three sides, clear to close at right, lightly canceled, F-VF, with Brandon certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $26000
944 o 4 (4) 1855 1d red Q Victoria Chalon Head on blue paper, unwmkd, Auckland printing, imperf, 3 good margins (touching at left), lightly canceled, F-VF, with Odenweller certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $2600
945 o 5 (5) 1856 2d blue Q Victoria on blue paper, unwmkd, imperf, full margins (to just touching at bottom), lightly canceled, VF, with Odenweller certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $390
946 o 7 (8) 1858 1d dull orange Q Victoria Chalon Head on white paper, unwmkd, imperf, full to clear margins, lightly canceled, F-VF, with Odenweller certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $1040
947 o 9e (12) 1859 6d bistre-brown Q Victoria on white paper, unwmkd, imperf, four maargins, light numeral "1" barred-oval cancel, VF, with Odenweller certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $650
948 o 11 (33) 1862 1d orange-vermilion Q Victoria, wmkd Large Star, imperf, an attractive four margined example (close at right), with light numeral "4" cancel, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $390
949 o 14d (41) 1862 6d black-brown Q Victoria, wmkd Large Star, imperf, four large even margins, grid cancel, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) Net Est $365
950 * 16a (68) 1862-64 1d orange-vermilion Q Victoria, wmkd Large Star, perf 13 (at Dunedin), OG, LH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $4225
951 * 27 (97) 1864 1d carmine-vermilion Q Victoria, wmkd NZ, imperf, clear margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at right (just touching in at left), rich deep color, OG, VLH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $1235
952 * 33 (117) 1867 3d lilac Q Victoria, wmkd Large Star, perf 12½ (at Auckland), part OG, fine ...(PHOTO) SG $220
953 o 49 (139) 1873 4d orange-yellow Q Victoria, unwmkd, perf 12½, very rare and undercatalogued used, unusually attractive light "Blenheim" dated cds, signed Rickman, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $2600
954 * 63a var (216e) 1891-1900 3d yellow Q Victoria on paper with vertical mesh, wmkd NZ and Star SG Type 12b, perf 10x12½, OG, VLH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $650
955 * 70-83 (246-59, 250) 1898 ½d-5' Mt. Cook Pictorials, unwmkd, perf 12 to 16, cplt (14), with both 2½d inscriptions, OG, LH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $1170
956 * 88-98 (260-70) 1899-1903 2½d-5' Pictorials on thick, soft ("Pirie") paper, unwmkd, perf 11, cplt (11) per Stanley Gibbons, OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $910
957 * 100e (282) 1901 1d carmine Commerce, wmkd double lined NZ and Star, perf 14x11, scarce, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $390
958 * 107-120 (302//329) 1902-07 ½d-5' Pictorials on thin hard ("Cowan") paper, wmkd NZ and Star Single, perf 14, 11, cplt (14) per Scott, OG, HR, fine ...(PHOTO) SG $995
959 ** 108 var (365) 1906 1d rose-carmine Commerce coil stamp, imperf all around, two large holes each side, horizontal pair, well centered, scarce thus!, OG, NH, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) Net Est $830
960 * 111e-20e (308-17) 1902-07 2½d-5' Pictorials, wmkd NZ and Star single, perf 11, cplt (10) per SG, OG, HR, fine ...(PHOTO) SG $1090
961 * 121 (269a) 1903 2' blue-green Milford Sound, unwmkd, laid paper, scarce Wellington printing (paper of unknown origin was used in a small emergency printing, accounting for its scarcity), OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $880
962 o 121 (269a) 1903 2' blue-green Milford Sound, unwmkd, laid paper, scarce Wellington printing (paper of unknown origin was used in a small emergency printing, accounting for its scarcity), lightly canceled, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $650
963 * 122-25 (370-73) 1906 ½d-6d Christchurch Exhibition set, wmkd NZ and Star (sideways), perf 14, cplt (4), a select and perfectly centered set, unusual as the centering of this set is normally only fair, OG,LH, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) Net Est $715
964 * 122 var-25 var (370 var-73 var) 1906 ½d-6d Christchurch Exhibition set, cplt (4), VARIETY - wmk inverted, bright vivid colors, extremely well centered, a hand-picked set of this difficult issue, OG,VLH, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) Net Est $715
965 o AR21 (unlisted) 1903-15 £3 green Q Victoria Postal Fiscal, wmkd NZ and Star Close (Scott Type 61), perf 12½, unpriced in Scott, light "Napier" squared-circle postal cancel, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $700
966 o AR30 (unlisted) 1882-90 £10 blue Q Victoria Postal Fiscal, wmkd NZ and Star Wide Apart (Scott Type 62), perf 14½x14, unpriced in Scott, unlisted in Stanley Gibbons, a remarkable example of this rarity, with choice "Wellington" cds, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $1430
967 * AR37 var (F136) 1925-30 6' rose Q Victoria Postal Fiscal on thick, opaque, chalk-surfaced "Cowan" paper, wmkd single-lined NZ and Star Close Together SG Type 43 (sideways), perf 14½x14, comb, OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $425
968 * AR53 var (F185) 1940 7'6d olive-grey Coat of Arms Postal Fiscal on thin, hard "Wiggins Teape" paper with vertical mesh, unsurfaced, wmkd single-lined NZ and Star Close Together SG Type 43, perf 14, scarce, OG, LH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $325
969 * AR55 var (F176) 1936-39 9' brown-orange Coat of Arms Postal Fiscal on thin, hard "Wiggins Teape" paper with vertical mesh, chalk-surfaced, wmkd single-lined NZ and Star Close Together SG Type 43, perf 14, OG, VLH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $490
970 * AR56 var (F177) 1936-39 10' pale carmine-lake Coat of Arms Postal Fiscal on thin, hard "Wiggins Teape" paper with vertical mesh, chalk-surfaced, wmkd single-lined NZ and Star Close Together SG Type 43, perf 14, OG, VLH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $390
971 * AR59 var (F179) 1936-39 £1 pink Coat of Arms Postal Fiscal on thin, hard "Wiggins Teape" paper with vertical mesh, chalk-surfaced, wmkd single-lined NZ and Star Close Together SG Type 43, perf 14, OG, HR, fine ...(PHOTO) SG $390
972 o AR69 var (F168a) 1931-35 £10 deeo blue Coat of Arms Postal Fiscal on thick, opaque, chalk-surfaced Cowan paper, with horizontal mesh, wmkd NZ and Star "Single", perf 14, scarce, well centered, lightly canceled, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) SG $650
973 * AR70 (F186) 1939 35/- on 35' orange-yellow brown Coat of Arms Postal Fiscal overprinted SG Type F7 on thick, opaque, chalk-surfaced "Cowan" paper, with horizontal mesh, wmkd single-lined NZ and Star Close Together SG Type 43, perf 14, scarce, OG, VLH, SUPERB ...(PHOTO) SG $1170
974 ** B3-4 (546-47) 1931 1d+1d - 2d+1d Smiling Boy Health semi-postals, wmkd Single NZ & Star (sideways), perf 14½x14, cplt (2), OG, NH (rare thus!) VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $695
975 ** O1 (O7) 1891-1906 1d rose Q Victoria, wmkd NZ and Star, rose "O.P.S.O." handstamp, perf 11, very rare and seldom seen, with Brandon certificate for the block of four this stamp is from, ex-Pattiz, OG,NH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $4160
976 * O4 (O14) 1891 5d olive-black Q Victoria, magenta "O.P.S.O." handstamp, perf 12x11½, very well centered, signed Bloch, OG,VLH, SUPERB, with Brandon certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $7150
977 o O4 (O14a) 1891 5d olive-black Q Victoria, violet "O.P.S.O." handstamp, perf 12x11½, unpriced in Stanley Gibbons, lightly canceled, signed several including T Allen, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $3005
978 * O9 var (O4) 1899 ½d black Q Victoria, rose/magenta O.P.S.O. overprint, perf 10x11, wmkd NZ and Star 7mm apart (SG Type W 12b), this is position 4 on the RPSL certificate (included) for the block of four which we split, ex-Rubin, OG, NH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $3745
979 * O13 (O20) 1898 5d purple-brown Otira Gorge, violet "O.P.S.O." handstamp, unwmkd, perf 11, signed Bloch, OG, HR, F-VF, with photocopy of Brandon certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $7150
980 o O13 (O20) 1898 5d purple-brown Otira Gorge, violet "O.P.S.O." handstamp, unwmkd, perf 11, F-VF, with Brandon certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $2790
981 o O15 (O20b) 1898 5d purple-brown Otira Gorge, unwmkd, perf 11, greenish blue "O.P.S.O." handstamp, extremely rare as it is one of only two stamps in the whole issue so overprinted, listed but unpriced in Stanley Gibbons, well centered, light "Wellington" cds, ex-Pattiz, F-VF, with RPSL certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $7150
982 * O30 var (O67a) 1907 5' deep red Mt. Cook, overprinted "OFFICIAL." (SG Type O3), VARIETY - wmk NZ and Star Single upright, perf 14, scarce, fresh, OG, HR, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $1560
983 * O38 var, O38 (O85a, O85) 1915 2' deep blue Q Victoria Postal Fiscal overprinted "OFFICIAL." SG Type O3, wmkd NZ and Star Single (sideways), perf 14½x14 comb, VARIETY - no stop after "Official" (row 2 pos 5), the lower stamp in vertical pair with top-margin normal, hinged on top stamp only, a lovely specialist piece!, OG, LH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $320
984 o O40 (O84) 1913 £1 rose-carmine Q Victoria Stamp Duty Official on chalk-surfaced De La Rue paper, perf 14, with straight-line cancel, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $715
985 * O57 (O113) 1933 5' green Coat of Arms Postal Fiscal overprinted "OFFICIAL." SG Type O3 on thick, opaque, chalk-surfaced "Cowan" paper with horizontal mesh, wmkd NZ and Star "single", perf 14, OG, LH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $425
986 ** O76a-84a (O141a-149a) 1940 ½d-8d Centenary of New Zealand issue, overprinted "Official" SG Type O4 ("ff" joined) in pair with normal SG Type O5 overprints in red or black, wmkd NZ and Star Multiple, cplt (8), on the 2½d the variety is the right-hand stamp (pair is row 4, pos 2,3) the others are all top margin vertical pairs (with the variety being row 1, pos 10) OG, NH, VF ...(PHOTO) SG $885
NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE
987 o 10 (21) 1893 ½d on 2½d purple on blue Q Victoria of Great Britain overprint, vermilion surcharge (SG Type 7) at Old Calabar, scarce as only 140 were printed, perfectly centered, lightly canceled, SUPERB, with BPA certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $260
988 * 18 (32) 1893 ½d on 2½d purple on blue Q Victoria of Great Britain overprint, blue surcharge (SG Type 9) at Old Calabar, scarce (only 120 printed), OG, LH, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $555
989 o 20 var (9) 1893 ½d on 2d grey-green and carmine Q Victoria of Great Britain overprint, violet surcharge (SG Type 3 - with stop after "Y"), only 120 printed, very well centered, lightly canceled, VF-S ...(PHOTO) Net Est $600
990 o 22 (13) 1893 ½d on 2½d violet on blue Q Victoria of Great Britain overprint, carmine surcharge (SG Type 4 - with stop after "Y"), only 120 printed, SUPERB, with Brandon certificate ...(PHOTO) SG $585
991 o 25 (11) 1893 ½d on 2½d purple on blue Q Victoria, green surcharge (SG Type 4), only 180 printed, undercatalogued, light cds, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $325
992 50 (59) 1894 1d on half of 2d green and carmine Q Victoria Opobo provisional, SG Type 16 vermilion surcharge ("1" 12mm high), rare (only 120 printed), tied to piece by light "Opobo River" cds,signed T. Allen and another, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $490
993 o 56 var (67c) 1897-98 1d orange-vermilion Q Victoria, wmkd CA, VARIETY - perf 15½-16, with extremely rare "Sapele" code "C" cds, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $470
994 o 59 (70) 1898 5d red-violet Q Victoria, wmkd CA, perf 13½-14, an extremely rare and vastly undercatalogued used stamp, very seldom seen, with German Seapost "Hamburg West Africa Line" cancel, well centered, VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $555
NIGERIA
995 o 12 var (12a) 1914 £1 purple and black on red K George V, chalk-surfaced paper, Die I, wmkd MCA, perf 14, undercatalogued used, lightly canceled, XF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $650
996 o 17 (11) 1914-27 10' green and red on blue-green K George V, surface colored paper (whiteback), wmkd MCA, perf 14, lightly canceled, undercatalogued F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $470
997 o 28 (25a) 1923 dull purple and bright purple K George V on chalk-surfaced paper, Die II, wmkd Script CA, perf 14, used with very rare "UZUAKOLI" purple parcel cancel (unlisted T.P2 in both N.M. Jones and Proud), F-VF ...(PHOTO) Net Est $495
998 o 31 (28) 1926 5' green and red on pale yellow K George V, Die II, wmkd Script CA, perf 14, lightly canceled, rare, VF, with RPSL certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $260
999 o 32 (29) 1932 10' green and red on green K George V on chalk-surfaced paper, Die II, wmkd Script CA, perf 14, light cds, very scarce, XF, with RPSL certificate ...(PHOTO) Net Est $585
1000 o 38-49 (34-45) 1936 ½d-£1 K George V pictorials, wmkd CA, perf 11½x13 and perf 14, cplt (12), each lightly canceled, £1 with BPA certificate, F-VF ...(PHOTO) SG $520



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