Auction 22.05.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 22.05.1996

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unused 1867 (1 Sept.) surcharged on stamps of India, 1½c. on ½a. to 32c. on...

unused 1867 (1 Sept.) surcharged on stamps of India, 1½c. on ½a. to 32c. on 2a. set of nine, all unused and of good to fine appearance, only the 4c., 6c., 12c., 24c. and 32c. with trace to small part original gum. S.G. 1-9, #1590. Photo for a selection

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused Block Larger Than four -- 1½c. on ½a. blue, the magnificent block of...

unused Block Larger Than four -- 1½c. on ½a. blue, the magnificent block of thirty-two (8x4) from the foot of the pane with selvedge on three sides, unused with much original gum; some splitting/re-enforcing and light age spots nevertheless in a fine state of conservation for what is the largest

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £16,000 - £20,000

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused Block of Four -- 12c. on 4a. green block of four, variety surcharge...

unused Block of Four -- 12c. on 4a. green block of four, variety surcharge double , fine with much original gum; a few mainly small areas of toning on gum which just show through to front and lower left stamp has light gum creasing. A very rare and pleasing showpiece - only three blocks are recorded

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- 12c. on 4a. green showing variety surcharge double , unused with...

unused -- 12c. on 4a. green showing variety surcharge double , unused with part original gum; two small age spots on reverse not affecting fine appearance. S.G. 7a, #700. Photo

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1869 (?) "2" in manuscript on 1½c. on ½a. blue, fine appearance...

unused 1869 (?) "2" in manuscript on 1½c. on ½a. blue, fine appearance, unused with part original gum; one corner perf. lightly creased. A rarity. B.P.A. Certificate (1988). S.G. 10, #6000. Photo

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1867-72 CC 2c. (2, shades), 4c., 12c. (2, shades) and 96c., all...

unused 1867-72 CC 2c. (2, shades), 4c., 12c. (2, shades) and 96c., all unused with part to much original gum; one 12c. with short perfs otherwise fine. Cat. #341

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused Block of Four -- 6c. dull lilac and 6c. bright lilac blocks of four...

unused Block of Four -- 6c. dull lilac and 6c. bright lilac blocks of four, fine unused with much original gum. S.G. 13, 13a; #400

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused Block of Four -- 24c. blue-green, a fine block of four with large...

unused Block of Four -- 24c. blue-green, a fine block of four with large part original gum. A scarce multiple. S.G. 16, #280

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- 96c. grey, perf. 12½ , unused with part original (slightly...

unused -- 96c. grey, perf. 12½ , unused with part original (slightly sweated in places); the usual perforation irregularities. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1947). S.G. 19a, #1500. Photo

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused Block Larger Than four 1879 (May) "Five/Cents." on 8c. orange block...

unused Block Larger Than four 1879 (May) "Five/Cents." on 8c. orange block of six (3x2), fresh and fine mint. S.G. 20, #360

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- ditto, a single showing "Fi" spaced, fine unused with part...

unused -- ditto, a single showing "Fi" spaced, fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 20b, #425. Photo

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused Block Larger Than four -- "Seven/Cents." on 32c. pale red, a block...

unused Block Larger Than four -- "Seven/Cents." on 32c. pale red, a block of six (3x2) with interpanneau margin at foot, very fresh and fine with large part original gum. An attractive multiple. S.G. 21, #390

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- ditto, a horizontal pair, the right stamp showing variety no stop...

unused -- ditto, a horizontal pair, the right stamp showing variety no stop after "Cents" , fine unused with large part original gum. Scarce. S.G. 21/21a, #615. Photo

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1880 (Mar.) "10/ cents." on 30c. showing type "c", fine unused with...

unused 1880 (Mar.) "10/ cents." on 30c. showing type "c", fine unused with large part original gum. Rare. S.G. 24, #1300. Photo

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- [5] showing type "d", well-centred, fine unused with part...

unused -- [5] showing type "d", well-centred, fine unused with part original gum. Scarce. S.G. 25, #550. Photo

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused Block Larger Than four 1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. claret, a block of...

unused Block Larger Than four 1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. claret, a block of twelve (6x2) from the lower right corner being the last two rows of the setting comprising tyes "a" (6), "g" (3), "i", "k" and "l"; being from the right hand pane, the left hand margin was guilottined prior to the surcharging

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused --, a single showing type "g"; small offset on reverse otherwise...

unused --, a single showing type "g"; small offset on reverse otherwise fresh and fine with large part original gum. Very scarce. S.G. 36, #650. Photo

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- a single [57] with sheet margin at foot showing type "k", a...

unused -- a single [57] with sheet margin at foot showing type "k", a superb example with much original gum. A great rarity in this condition. S.G. 38, #1400. Photo

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 22 May 1996

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unmounted mint Block of Four 1880 (Aug.) "5/ cents." on 8c. orange, a block...

unmounted mint Block of Four 1880 (Aug.) "5/ cents." on 8c. orange, a block of four with sheet margin at foot [51-52/57-58] showing Types 14 (2) and 15 (5), [58] shows the very rare variety large stop , fine and fresh unmounted mint. A desirable positional piece. S.G. 42-43. Photo

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused --, a single with Type 42 showing variety large stop , centred to...

unused --, a single with Type 42 showing variety large stop , centred to right and with part original gum; very light horizontal bend and some minor tone spots on reverse of perfs but rare. S.G. 42 var. Photo

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1880-81 10c. on 6c. lilac, 10c. on 12c. ultramarine, 10c. on 12c...

unused 1880-81 10c. on 6c. lilac, 10c. on 12c. ultramarine, 10c. on 12c. blue and 10c. on 30c. claret, all unused with some to much original gum; both 12c. with some minor perf. irregularities otherwise fine. S.G. 44-46, #279

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1883 (Apr.) "TWO CENTS" on 8c. orange, a vertical strip of three...

unused 1883 (Apr.) "TWO CENTS" on 8c. orange, a vertical strip of three showing the full triplet of Setting I comprising wide "N", wide "E" and "S", and wide "S" respectively; centred to left, fine unused with much original gum. S.G. 54-56. Photo

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused --, a single, type "d", showing variety surcharge double , fine...

unused --, a single, type "d", showing variety surcharge double , fine mint. Very rare. S.G. 57a, #1800. Photo

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1883 (Apr.) "TWO CENTS" on 32c. pale red, type "a", fine unused with...

unused 1883 (Apr.) "TWO CENTS" on 32c. pale red, type "a", fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 59, #350. Photo

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused --, type "b", unused without gum; colour a trifle faded and a few...

unused --, type "b", unused without gum; colour a trifle faded and a few shortish perfs at foot, nevertheless a good example of this scarce surcharge. S.G. 60, #400. Photo

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1883 (June) "2/Cents." on 4c. rose showing variety "s" of "Cents...

unused 1883 (June) "2/Cents." on 4c. rose showing variety "s" of "Cents." inverted , unused with large part original gum. A fine example of this rarity. B.P.A. Certificate (1952). S.G. 61a, #850. Photo

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- "2/Cents." on 12c. blue showing variety "s" of "Cents." inverted...

unused -- "2/Cents." on 12c. blue showing variety "s" of "Cents." inverted , centred to top left, fine unused with part original gum. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1940). Signed Holcombe. S.G. 62a, #1800. Photo

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1884 (Aug.) "4/Cents" in black on 5c. blue, centred to lower left...

unused 1884 (Aug.) "4/Cents" in black on 5c. blue, centred to lower left, unused with part original gum; a trifle soiled in places though a fine example of this very rare stamp. B.P.A. Certificate (1981). S.G. 72, #2000. Photo

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused -- "8" on 8c. in black on 12c. dull purple showing "s" of "Cents...

unused -- "8" on 8c. in black on 12c. dull purple showing "s" of "Cents" low [25], fine unused with part original gum. Scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (1986). S.G. 80c, #800. Photo

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 May 1996

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unused 1885 (Sept.) "3/CENTS" on 5c. blue, variety surcharge double...

unused 1885 (Sept.) "3/CENTS" on 5c. blue, variety surcharge double , unused with part original gum; a little stained and toned on reverse which just shows through to face in places though a rare variety. B.P.A. Certificate (1981). S.G. 82a, #1400. Photo

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 May 1996