Auction 09.03.1994

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 09.03.1994

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A mint and used collection of Australia comprising Christmas Island with...

A mint and used collection of Australia comprising Christmas Island with 1963 and 1968-70 sets mint; Cocos Islands with 1963 and 1969 sets mint; Fiji with 1903 CA 1d. to 1/-, 1904-09 MCA ½d. to 1/-, 1912-23 ¼d. to 5/- with some additional shades/papers, 1922-27 Script to 2/6d., 1938-55 to 10/- and

Lot #: 2001

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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The unused and used selection (80) from the classic period to about 1969...

The unused and used selection (80) from the classic period to about 1969 with Australia, Bahamas 1912-19 #1 mint, Barbados, Bermuda 1873 CC 3d. mint, 1875 1d. on 3d. unused and used, B.A.T. 1969 "H.M.S. Endurance" #1 mint, British Columbia, British Solomon Is. 1914 #1 mint, Cape of Good Hope

Lot #: 2002

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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A miscellaneous all world selection in a stockbook, including a cover...

A miscellaneous all world selection in a stockbook, including a cover bearing Turkish and Indian values, 1901 cover registered from Tsingtau with Straits and Kiautschou values, Tanganyika 1927 10/- imperforate plate proof block of four, Turks Islands 1879 1/- used, together with ranges of G.B. and

Lot #: 2003

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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A miscellaneous range including Barbados 1916 3/- and 1920 1d. to 3/- in...

A miscellaneous range including Barbados 1916 3/- and 1920 1d. to 3/- in mint blocks of four, British Solomon Islands 1922-31 ½d. to 10/- mint; Canada Large Queen selection (15) with three on watermarked paper, 6c. on 1870 cover, and a range of Officials (mint mostly stuck down); together with a few

Lot #: 2004

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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cover 1863 much battered XU5 (stamp floated off) to England showing framed...

cover 1863 much battered XU5 (stamp floated off) to England showing framed, mainly fine, "Saved from the wreck of the Colombo" , the contents endorsed "Recovered from the wreck of the "Colombo" in the Indian Ocean" ; 1908 Tasmania card to Samoa with framed "LOOSE SHIP LETTER", 1915 unstamped card

Lot #: 2005

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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cover 1868-1941 covers (15) all with a military connection, including 1868...

cover 1868-1941 covers (15) all with a military connection, including 1868 from G.B. to a Lieut. at St. Helena, 1887 XU5 from Thayetmyo, Burma during the Pacification period, 1895 wrapper to the Chitral Relief Force with F.P.O. 5A c.d.s., 1909 card to Peking with F.P.O. 1 and Base Office c.d.s

Lot #: 2006

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Proof Head facing half right, in oval surround with lightly shaded...

Proof Head facing half right, in oval surround with lightly shaded background, showing die number "19702" in reverse, in violet on surfaced paper (76x76mm.). Photo

Lot #: 2007

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Proof Head facing right without background shading within double oval...

Proof Head facing right without background shading within double oval surround, in violet on surfaced paper (71x62mm). Photo

Lot #: 2008

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Proof Head facing left, in black on gummed (48x57mm.). Photo

Proof Head facing left, in black on gummed (48x57mm.). Photo

Lot #: 2010

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Australian Commonwealth : 1915-28 Kangaroo third watermark 9d...

Specimen Australian Commonwealth : 1915-28 Kangaroo third watermark 9d., 1/-, 5/-, 10/- and #2 (corner defect), all are perforated "O.S." and c.t.o. at Melbourne, together with "ESPECIMEN" handstamp applied diagonally. Fresh colours and with original gum. Also others (7) including 1926-30 perf.14

Lot #: 2012

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Bermuda : 1908 ¼d. brown and violet, 1908-09 ½d. green, 1d. red...

Specimen Bermuda : 1908 ¼d. brown and violet, 1908-09 ½d. green, 1d. red, 1910-25 ¼d. to 1d., 2½d., 6d. and 1/-, all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. A couple with some original gum, some traces of peripheral staining present

Lot #: 2013

Estimate: £70 - £80

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen British Solomon Is. : 1908-11 ½d. to 1/- all overprinted...

Specimen British Solomon Is. : 1908-11 ½d. to 1/- all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black together with "ULTRAMAR" handstamp in violet, also similar additional values of the 2d., 2½d., 5d., 6d. and 1/- (though several with rather faint handstamp). A little peripheral toning

Lot #: 2015

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Burma : 1938 9p. and Official 1939 9p. and 2a., all handstamped...

Specimen Burma : 1938 9p. and Official 1939 9p. and 2a., all handstamped "SPECIMEN" diagonally in green or deep blue. Mostly fine with original gum. Photo

Lot #: 2018

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Cayman Is. : 1900 ½d., 1d., 1907 MCA 4d. to 5/-, 1907-09 2½d. to...

Specimen Cayman Is. : 1900 ½d., 1d., 1907 MCA 4d. to 5/-, 1907-09 2½d. to 10/- series of seven (however 5/-, and to a lesser extent the 10/-, are faded), 1908 ¼d.; all are overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet or blue. Photo

Lot #: 2019

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Ceylon : 1903 CA 4c., 6c., 1r.50, 2r.25, 1908 6c. (defective...

Specimen Ceylon : 1903 CA 4c., 6c., 1r.50, 2r.25, 1908 6c. (defective), 1910 MCA 10c. to 10r.; all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. Fresh, the 1910 series with original gum. Photo

Lot #: 2020

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Cyprus : 1903 CA 45pi., overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and...

Specimen Cyprus : 1903 CA 45pi., overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. Fine without gum. Photo

Lot #: 2021

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Fiji : 1911-12 MCA 5/- and #1, both overprinted "SPECIMEN" in...

Specimen Fiji : 1911-12 MCA 5/- and #1, both overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. Very fresh colours, the #1 with much original gum. S.G.123-24. Photo

Lot #: 2022

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Gambia : 1912 MCA ½d. to 3/-, each overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black...

Specimen Gambia : 1912 MCA ½d. to 3/-, each overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "COLONIAS" in violet; some gum tropicalisation and 1/6d. with light surface scuffs. S.G.86-101. Photo

Lot #: 2023

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen -- ditto, an identical selection in similar condition, though 3...

Specimen -- ditto, an identical selection in similar condition, though 3/- very slightly faded

Lot #: 2024

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Gibraltar : 1903 CA ½d. to #1 (less 1/-); all overprinted...

Specimen Gibraltar : 1903 CA ½d. to #1 (less 1/-); all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. Green colours slightly faded and without gum, also 1916 1d. similarly overprinted and handstamped "COLONIAS". Photo

Lot #: 2025

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Gilbert & Ellice Is. : 1911 (Jan.) ½d., 1d., 2d., 5d., 1/-, 1911...

Specimen Gilbert & Ellice Is. : 1911 (Jan.) ½d., 1d., 2d., 5d., 1/-, 1911 Pandanus Pine set of four, 1912 MCA 5d., 6d. (defective) and 1/-; all overprinted "SPECIMEN" and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. A couple with minor peripheral toning. Photo

Lot #: 2026

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Grenada : 1906-08 Badge of the Colony issue ½d. to 10/- series of...

Specimen Grenada : 1906-08 Badge of the Colony issue ½d. to 10/- series of nine (less the 6d.); all are overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. The green vignettes on the 5/- and 10/- are a little faded, and the 2d. has a surface scrape

Lot #: 2029

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Hong Kong : 1907-11 4c., 10c., 20c., 30c., 50c.; all overprinted...

Specimen Hong Kong : 1907-11 4c., 10c., 20c., 30c., 50c.; all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet, also similar 1c., 20c., 30c. and 50c. though faded. S.G.91, 93, 95-98

Lot #: 2030

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen India : 1902 1a. carmine, also Official 1902 1a. and 1912 6a.; all...

Specimen India : 1902 1a. carmine, also Official 1902 1a. and 1912 6a.; all handstamped "ULTRAMAR" (1902) or "COLONIAS" (1912) in violet. Fine without gum

Lot #: 2031

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen India-C.E.F. : 1900 Q.V. 3p. to 1r. (less 12a.); all are...

Specimen India-C.E.F. : 1900 Q.V. 3p. to 1r. (less 12a.); all are handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in blue. The majority are fine without gum, the 3p. with pulled corner perf., though colours very fresh. S.G.C1-8, 10. Photo

Lot #: 2032

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Lagos : 1904 ½d. to 10/- set of ten; all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in...

Specimen Lagos : 1904 ½d. to 10/- set of ten; all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. Green frame designs faded on ½d. and shilling values, without gum. S.G.44-53

Lot #: 2033

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Malaya-Straits Settlements : 1903 CA $100 purple and green on...

Specimen Malaya-Straits Settlements : 1903 CA $100 purple and green on yellow; overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet. Fresh without gum and a couple of blunted perfs. S.G.122. Photo

Lot #: 2034

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen -- 1907-12 4c.red, 4c. dull purple, 4c. claret, 21c., 45c...

Specimen -- 1907-12 4c.red, 4c. dull purple, 4c. claret, 21c., 45c. (surface scuffs) and $25, all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet; also 1912-15 21c., 50c., $5 and $25 similarly overprinted and handstamped "COLONIAS" in violet, 1925 2c. brown similarly overprinted

Lot #: 2035

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen -- 1911 MCA $25 overprinted "SPECIMEN" and handstamped "ULTRAMAR...

Specimen -- 1911 MCA $25 overprinted "SPECIMEN" and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in violet, fine with original gum, also 1912-15 21c., 50c., $5, $25 similarly overprinted and handstamped "COLONIAS" in violet, a few small faults and no gum

Lot #: 2036

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 9 Mar 1994

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Specimen Malaya-Federated Malay States : 1900 on Negri Sembilan 1c. to 3c...

Specimen Malaya-Federated Malay States : 1900 on Negri Sembilan 1c. to 3c., 10c., 25c. (corner fault and green frame faded), 1909-10 3c. carmine and 8c. ultramarine; all overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black and handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in blue or violet. Mainly fine without gum. S.G.1-3, 5, 7, 34, 42

Lot #: 2037

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Mar 1994