Auction 11.03.1999

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 11.03.1999

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Proof 1911 master die proof on surfaced card (90x60mm.), annotated...

Proof 1911 master die proof on surfaced card (90x60mm.), annotated "Colonial Small Head" . Fine and extremely rare. Photo

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1911 early state die proof on surfaced card (92x60mm.) with uncleared...

Proof 1911 early state die proof on surfaced card (92x60mm.) with uncleared surround. Fine. Photo

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1912 die proof (final version) on surfaced card (92x60mm.), with...

Proof 1912 die proof (final version) on surfaced card (92x60mm.), with definitive oval border and stamped "AFTER HARDENING

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1911 early state die proof on thin surfaced card (35x38mm.), showing...

Proof 1911 early state die proof on thin surfaced card (35x38mm.), showing unfinished shading of the head and shoulder, together with uncleared printer's guide marks. Photo

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1911 die proof on thin surfaced card (30x34mm.) showing uncleared...

Proof 1911 die proof on thin surfaced card (30x34mm.) showing uncleared printer's guide marks, dated "Dec 1 1911" and marked "For Hardening G.A.R." in manuscript. Photo

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1912 die proof on thin surfaced card (34x36mm.) showing uncleared...

Proof 1912 die proof on thin surfaced card (34x36mm.) showing uncleared printer's guide marks, annotated "For hardening June 10, 1912 G.A.R." . Photo

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1934 master square head die sunk proof on wove paper (89x70mm.), some...

Proof 1934 master square head die sunk proof on wove paper (89x70mm.), some creasing. Photo

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1911 master head die proof in blue (early stage), struck on wove...

Proof 1911 master head die proof in blue (early stage), struck on wove paper and affixed to thick card (69x55mm.). R.P.S. Certificate (1970). Fine and rare. Photo

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1911 master head die proof in black (final stage), die sunk on...

Proof 1911 master head die proof in black (final stage), die sunk on surfaced wove paper (75x90mm.). Photo

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1922 early state of the master head die in black on thin surfaced...

Proof 1922 early state of the master head die in black on thin surfaced wove (33x47mm.), showing portions of the beard and ear unfinished. Fine. Photo

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1935 unadopted "full face" die proof in red on thin surfaced wove...

Proof 1935 unadopted "full face" die proof in red on thin surfaced wove paper (75x87mm.). Fine. Photo

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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cover 1846 (4 Apr.) entire letter to Hamilton, Bermuda, rated "4" and...

cover 1846 (4 Apr.) entire letter to Hamilton, Bermuda, rated "4" and marked "Care Messers Hurst & Turner & Co, Antigua" , Antigua double-arc d.s. on reverse

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1921 master die proof on surfaced card (92x60mm.) showing blank value...

Proof 1921 master die proof on surfaced card (92x60mm.) showing blank value tablet. Fine. Photo

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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unmounted mint Block Larger Than four BARBUDA: 1977 (Dec.) Royal Visit...

unmounted mint Block Larger Than four BARBUDA: 1977 (Dec.) Royal Visit perf. 11½x12 $2.50 sheetlet of five + label, variety overprint inverted ; very rare and possibly unique, together with perf. 11½x12 set of five sheetlets with blue overprints; 1983 (21 Oct.) perf. 14½, surcharges on Royal Wedding

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1924 2d. frame die proof in black on surfaced card (92x60mm.). Fine

Proof 1924 2d. frame die proof in black on surfaced card (92x60mm.). Fine

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1934 5/- die proof in blue and black on soft wove paper (63x54mm...

Proof 1934 5/- die proof in blue and black on soft wove paper (63x54mm.), showing the four printer's guide marks. Pretty. Photo

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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essay 1930 (c.) unadopted 2/- essay by Ronald Harrison (127x100mm.) of...

essay 1930 (c.) unadopted 2/- essay by Ronald Harrison (127x100mm.) of H.M.S. Endeavour , handpainted in green with highlights in Chinese white; the essay has been placed within a mount. Photo

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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An attractively presented and written-up collection in five "Oriel" albums...

An attractively presented and written-up collection in five "Oriel" albums, mint and used throughout together with a range of Specimen sets and much else of interest; included are 1856 entire with Crowned Circle h.s., a good range of Chalon design issues including 4d. plate proof in black, 4d. and

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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cover 1700 (12 June) entire letter from Madeira to London showing, on flap...

cover 1700 (12 June) entire letter from Madeira to London showing, on flap, manuscript "Barbados July 8th 1700 forwarded by affectionate Brother Wm Heysham" with London Bishopmark alongside, Inspector's Crown h.s. on face

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £450 - £500

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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cover 1803 (20 Sept.) entire letter from Demerara to London showing, on...

cover 1803 (20 Sept.) entire letter from Demerara to London showing, on reverse, manuscript "Bbds 8th Octr 1803 forwd by yr Hnble Servt Francis Dixon" and with "SHIP-LETTER/Crown/PORTSMOUTH" oval h.s.; the interesting contents refer to British Guiana being British "without any resistance and please

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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cover 1867 (Apr.) envelope, complete with Barbados Prices Current, to Nova...

cover 1867 (Apr.) envelope, complete with Barbados Prices Current, to Nova Scotia, the envelope marked "Printed Circular" with f.a.c. of John Jeffray below and bearing 1d. cancelled by superb bootheel "1", Barbados and St. Thomas c.d.s. on reverse

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Specimen 1873 (June) 5/- dull rose (very much centered to left) and 1875-78...

Specimen 1873 (June) 5/- dull rose (very much centered to left) and 1875-78 perf. 14 3d. mauve-lilac, 4d. red, 6d. chrome-yellow and 1/- purple, each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (Type BAR 2), all with some gum; the 4d. with some thins. A scarce and attractive group

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Specimen 1882-86 ½d., 1d., 2½d. (faults), 3d., 4d. grey (no gum), 4d...

Specimen 1882-86 ½d., 1d., 2½d. (faults), 3d., 4d. grey (no gum), 4d. brown, 6d., 1/- and 5/- (gum toned), each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (Type BAR 2), mounted mint. B.P.A. Certificates (1984 and 1986) covering seven stamps. S.G. 89-103

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Specimen 1897-98 Diamond Jubilee ¼d. to 2/6d. less 5d., each in a vertical...

Specimen 1897-98 Diamond Jubilee ¼d. to 2/6d. less 5d., each in a vertical strip of three overprinted "SPECIMEN"; one 6d. severed and rejoined, fine mint. Rare multiples

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1912 master die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked...

Proof 1912 master die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "BEFORE STRIKING". Fine

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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essay 1927 Tercentenary of Settlement of Barbados, 1d. handpainted...

essay 1927 Tercentenary of Settlement of Barbados, 1d. handpainted composite essay in shades of purple showing the large King's head centrally placed with street views to either side, printer's imprint affixed at foot and frameline drawn in ink, executed on thick card (59x45mm., overall staining

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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unused POSTAGE DUES: 1934-85 collection (160) on leaves with a range of...

unused POSTAGE DUES: 1934-85 collection (160) on leaves with a range of blocks of four including 1934-47 3d. (2); generally good to fine. Cat. £340

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof 1959 National Council, the set of three die proofs of the frames and...

Proof 1959 National Council, the set of three die proofs of the frames and accompanied by the companion die proofs of the vignettes, all six in black on wove paper with margins 5mm. larger than the designs, each pair mounted in folder marked "Approved" ; the 1/- pair of dies with some staining

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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Proof -- 3d., 1/- and 1/3d. complete die proofs in issued colours together...

Proof -- 3d., 1/- and 1/3d. complete die proofs in issued colours together with 3d. and 1/- die proofs in unissued colour combinations, all five on wove paper and mounted in four folders marked "Approved" or "Not Approved" as appropriate. A unique group

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 11 Mar 1999

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used Block of Four REVENUES : 1933 £1 black block of four postally...

used Block of Four REVENUES : 1933 £1 black block of four postally cancelled by Mokhotlung c.d.s.; lower left stamp with small tear at foot, otherwise fine and rare

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 11 Mar 1999