Auction 21.03.2002

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 21.03.2002 - 22.03.2002

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cover 1840 (12 Sept.) entire from the Mission Station at Kuruman to Rev. W...

cover 1840 (12 Sept.) entire from the Mission Station at Kuruman to Rev. W. Ellis in London and marked "care of Revd. D. Philip, Church Square Cape Town" , rated "2/4" and showing a good strike of the crowned "GENERAL POST OFFICE/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" d.s. for 3 December, manuscript notation inside

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £700 - £800

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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cover 1859 (19 Feb.) envelope from Mary, wife of David Livingstone, at...

cover 1859 (19 Feb.) envelope from Mary, wife of David Livingstone, at Kuruman to London, carried to Hope Town and there franked with Cape of Good Hope 1855-63 6d. rose-lilac with good to large margins and lightly cancelled with triangular obliterator, the reverse with Hope Town double-arc d.s. (4

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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cover 1879 (9 Sept.) envelope from Glen Lynden to the Rev. J.S. Moffat (the...

cover 1879 (9 Sept.) envelope from Glen Lynden to the Rev. J.S. Moffat (the son of the Rev. Robert Moffat) at "Molepolole Via Zeerust Transvaal" , bearing Cape of Good Hope 1876 4d. blue with triangular obliterator, the reverse with despatch oval d.s., Bedford, Kimberley and Potchefstroom transit

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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Proof 1d. red, 3d. orange, 4d. olive-grey and 1/- green, all but the 4d...

Proof 1d. red, 3d. orange, 4d. olive-grey and 1/- green, all but the 4d. are marginal. Faults in places though a rare group. Photo

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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Cancelled 1d. red, 3d. orange and 4d. olive-grey each with manuscript...

Cancelled 1d. red, 3d. orange and 4d. olive-grey each with manuscript "Cancelled" applied diagonally; 4d. with perfs. trimmed off at left, all three with light stains. A very rare group. R.P.S. Certificate (1976) for each. Photo

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block of Four 1d. block of four, Types 7 and 8, with sheet margin at...

unused Block of Four 1d. block of four, Types 7 and 8, with sheet margin at right, fresh with large part original gum; each with small handstamp on reverse. S.G. 1, £720+. Photo

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block of Four 1d. red block of four, Types 5 and 6, fresh with large...

unused Block of Four 1d. red block of four, Types 5 and 6, fresh with large part original gum; folded horizontally at centre. S.G. 1, £720+. Photo

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block of Four 1d. red block of four, Types 3 and 4, lightly mounted...

unused Block of Four 1d. red block of four, Types 3 and 4, lightly mounted with large part original gum; traces of very light foxing in places and right-hand vertical perforations a little trimmed. S.G. 1, £720+. Photo

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block of Four 1d. red marginal block of four, Types 5 and 6, from...

unused Block of Four 1d. red marginal block of four, Types 5 and 6, from the top of the sheet, each horizontal pair variety imperforate between , fresh with part original gum; the right-hand vertical pair with diagonal crease and a couple of other trivial imperfections, nevertheless a remarkable and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused 1d. red horizontal pair, Types 4 and 5, variety imperforate between...

unused 1d. red horizontal pair, Types 4 and 5, variety imperforate between , unused with some original gum; overall light staining though of good appearance. Very rare. S.G. 1a., £3,750. Photo

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused 1d. red vertical pair, Type 2, variety imperforate between , unused...

unused 1d. red vertical pair, Type 2, variety imperforate between , unused; some thinnings and other lesser faults though of good appearance for this rarity. S.G. 1b, £3,750. Photo

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block Larger Than four 3d. orange complete sheet of ninety-six...

unused Block Larger Than four 3d. orange complete sheet of ninety-six (8x12), fourteen stamps with individual flaws, large part original gum; severed horizontally at centre and rejoined. A fine showpiece. S.G. 2, £2,016

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused 3d. orange vertical pair, Type 8, variety imperforate between...

unused 3d. orange vertical pair, Type 8, variety imperforate between , fresh with part original gum; scarce. S.G. 2b, £900. Photo

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £450 - £500

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block Larger Than four 3d. orange block of eight, Types 5 to 8, with...

unused Block Larger Than four 3d. orange block of eight, Types 5 to 8, with 1mm. sheet margin at top, variety imperforate vertically , fresh unused; light vertical crease and shallow thinning at centre, Type 6 in the top row with closed tear and pin-hole. The largest recorded multiple of this

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block Larger Than four 4d. olive-grey complete sheet of ninety-six...

unused Block Larger Than four 4d. olive-grey complete sheet of ninety-six (8x12) with row at foot imperforate between stamp and margin, seventeen stamps with individual flaws, large part original gum; severed horizontally at centre and rejoined. A fine showpiece. S.G. 3, £2,016

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused 4d. olive-grey horizontal pair, Types 1 and 2, variety imperforate...

unused 4d. olive-grey horizontal pair, Types 1 and 2, variety imperforate between , fresh with part original gum; light vertical crease at centre. Scarce. S.G. 3a, £650. Photo

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block Larger Than four 6d. lilac-mauve complete sheet of one hundred...

unused Block Larger Than four 6d. lilac-mauve complete sheet of one hundred and seventeen (9x13), twenty-five stamps with individual flaws, large part original gum; severed horizontally at centre and rejoined, a few faults in margins. An important showpiece. S.G. 4, £2,457

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused 6d. lilac-mauve block of six with the left-hand vertical pair...

unused 6d. lilac-mauve block of six with the left-hand vertical pair showing double row of perforations towards centre, and marginal strips of three (3) showing missing or blind perforations. Also 4d. olive-grey lower left corner pair showing extra perforations across corner of margin; fresh mint

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused 6d. lilac-mauve horizontal pair, Types 4 and 5, fresh mint; trace of...

unused 6d. lilac-mauve horizontal pair, Types 4 and 5, fresh mint; trace of a gum crease, otherwise very fine. Scarce. S.G. 4a, £900. Photo

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused 6d. lilac-mauve vertical pair, Type 9, with sheet margin at right...

unused 6d. lilac-mauve vertical pair, Type 9, with sheet margin at right, variety imperforate between , fresh with part original gum; a couple of perfs. thinned, otherwise fine. Rare. S.G. 4b, £1,200. Photo

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused Block Larger Than four 1/- green complete sheet of ninety-six (8x12...

unused Block Larger Than four 1/- green complete sheet of ninety-six (8x12) lacking the lower margin, fourteen stamps with individual flaws, fresh with large part original gum; a few faults in margin at left. A rare and important showpiece. S.G. 5, £4,032

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unmounted mint Block Larger Than four 1/- green upper right corner block of...

unmounted mint Block Larger Than four 1/- green upper right corner block of nine, Types 1 to 3, fresh unmounted mint; small portions of top margin with faults, otherwise fine. S.G. 5, £378

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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used 3d. orange Type 8 and 4d. olive-grey Type 1, both initialled "F...

used 3d. orange Type 8 and 4d. olive-grey Type 1, both initialled "F H/12/2/85" in manuscript; the first a little oxidised, otherwise fine. An attractive pair. S.G. 2, 3. Photo

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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used 3d. orange, Type 8 with "/84" date in manuscript and cancelled "6" in...

used 3d. orange, Type 8 with "/84" date in manuscript and cancelled "6" in target at Christiana, Transvaal; fine and rare. S.G. 2. Photo

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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cover 1884 (5 June) envelope registered to Somerset East, Cape Colony...

cover 1884 (5 June) envelope registered to Somerset East, Cape Colony, bearing 1d. red partially severed pair, Types 3 and 4, in upper right corner, cancelled "½oz" and "5/6/84" in manuscript, and a further 1d., Type 7, at lower left corner similarly dated, in combination with Transvaal 1883

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £7,000 - £8,000

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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cover 1885 (June) blue envelope (207x101mm., fractionally truncated) to...

cover 1885 (June) blue envelope (207x101mm., fractionally truncated) to "Col. Cotton Officer Commanding Troops Sitlagohli" , bearing 1d. red Type 6 vertical pair (one defective) cancelled with single deep violet crayon stroke, the reverse with manuscript notation "This letter came by the despatch

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused An unused example, Type 2; thins and traces of light staining...

unused An unused example, Type 2; thins and traces of light staining, otherwise sound and an attractive example of this rare stamp. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). S.G. 6, £3,500. Photo

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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Specimen 1884 (Nov.) - 1885 (Mar.) G.B. Unappropriated type 1d. to £1...

Specimen 1884 (Nov.) - 1885 (Mar.) G.B. Unappropriated type 1d. to £1 (marginal) set of eight, each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (Types GB 9 or 11 - £1), fresh mint. A rare and attractive set. Photo

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused -- 1d. to £1 set of eight, the 5/- and £1 marginal, fresh mint. Fine...

unused -- 1d. to £1 set of eight, the 5/- and £1 marginal, fresh mint. Fine and scarce. Photo

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002

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unused -- 2/- green and blue marginal strip of four from the centre foot of...

unused -- 2/- green and blue marginal strip of four from the centre foot of the sheet, fresh mint; a scarce multiple

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 21 Mar 2002 - 22 Mar 2002