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1914-23 Simple Cypher Wmk 2d agate & 5d cinnamon (one very lightly mounted) with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint Type 26 or 23 Spec #R4t & #R7s blocks of 4, unmounted, Cat £340++. Very scarce multiples.
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1914-23 Simple Cypher Wmk all-different Control Numbers comprising Somerset House ½d block of 6, 2d pair, 5d block of 6 & 1/- all four singles; and Harrison ½d 'D 14' to 'U 22', 1d 'D 14' to 'P 20' and 'R 21' to 'U 23', 1½d 'U 23' single & 'V 23' pair, 2d 'D 14' to 'R 21', 3d 'O 20' & 'V 23' blocks of 6, 4d 'Q 20' & 5d 'D 14'; also Chalk-Surfaced Paper 1d 'B 24' with Flaw on '1' & 'C 25', a few with both unperforated & perforated margins and several with the Watermark Inverted & Reversed including the 1/- 'F.15', generally very fine with some unmounted, Cat £900++ as mounted singles.
(Qty 54 items)
1924-31 Block Cypher Wmk all-different Control Numbers comprising ½d 'B 24' 'U 34' & 'Y 36', 1d 'B 24' to 'O 31' & 'U 34', 1½d 'B 24' strip of 3, 2d 'A 24' to 'I 28' (ex 'E 26'), 'M 30' & 'R 32', 3d Experimental Paper 'D 25', 3d 'B 24' to 'E 26', 'G 27', 'H 27' pair, 'K 29', 'L 29', 'Q 32' block of 6 & 'W 35' block of 6, 4d 'B 24', 'I 28' strip of 3 (the control unit is unmounted) & 'T 33' pair, 1/- 'B 24' & 'U 34' strip of 3 (the control unit is unmounted) and 2/6d 'I 28' (**), 'L 29' (**), 'Q 32', 'U 34' pair (reinforced margin) & 'Z 36', generally very fine with some unmounted, Cat £2400++ as mounted singles.
(Qty 39 items)
1924-31 Block Cypher Wmk 2/6d purple/yellow with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint Type 23 as Spec #R18s with the Overprint Double. Error unlisted by Gibbons.
1936-37 KEVIII 'E 8 R' Watermark all-different Control Numbers comprising ½d 'A 37' single, 1d 'A 37' block of 6, 2d 'A 37' single, 3d 'A 37' strip of 3, 4d 'A 36' block of 4, 5d 'A 36' single & 1/- 'A 36' single, unmounted, Cat £500++ as singles.
(Qty 7 items)
1937-38 KGVI 'G VI R' Watermark 1d carmine with the Watermark Sideways Inverted SG D28a 'C 38' Control strip of 3, unmounted, Cat £450++ as normal singles.
1954-55 Tudor Crown Wmk 4d blue Imperforate Pair SG D43a from the right of the sheet, margins close to huge, unmounted, Cat £250.
Five volume collection to 1981 entirely of imperforate issues including 1926 Madonna set, 1947 Roosevelt set of 8, UPU plus part-imperf variants, largely complete from the 1960s including most of the M/Ss, virtually all unmounted. High thematics content.
(Qty many 100s)
BHOPAL: Fascinating selection including SG 2 unused, SG 2a in unused marginal block of 4, SG 4 unused x2, SG 8 Pin-Perf at Base used, SG 54/e complete sheet of 32 with listed varieties & SG 56 complete sheet of 32, etc, also three native covers one with SG 30, and two literature items. [See also Lot 882]
NORTH BORNEO: 1947 Cypher Overprints $5 vertical strip of 4, the third unit with Lower Bar Broken at Right SG 349a [R8/3], very minor toning as is often seen on this issue, unmounted, Cat £470+.
1969-96 Decimal Errors including Colour Shifts, Double Prints, 1977 Health 7c+2c with Misplaced Perfs, '4c' on 2½c Moth with Misplaced Surcharge, etc, also 1973 Westport Centennial 4c corner block of 10 with Over-Inking affecting all units & Largely Obliterating 'New Zealand' on Four Units, unmounted.
(Qty 9 errors + normals)
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
1901-10 Issues in expensive Lighthouse album mostly mint with BNG Wmk Horizontal including 2½d x9, 4d x3, 6d x7 & 1/-, Wmk Vertical including 2d Thin Paper x2, 4d x5, 6d x5 & 1/- x3; Large 'Papua' Overprints Wmk Horizontal 6d x4, 1/- x4 & 2/6d x6 (two without gum); Small 'Papua' Overprints Wmk Horizontal 2/6d x5, Wmk Vertical ½d marginal block of 6, 4d x4, 6d x2, 1/- x3 & 2/6d x2; Large 'PAPUA' 2/6d Type A x12; Small 'PAPUA' Wmk Upright Perf 11 1/- x6 and Perf 12½ 2½d SG 56, 2½d SG 56a (toned) & 1/-, Wmk Sideways Perf 11 1/- and Perf 12½ ½d SG 66a x2; 1910 Large 'PAPUA' 2/6d Type B SG 82 x15 & 2/6d Type C SG 83 x16; plus used including BNG to 1/- x2, Small 'Papua' to 2/6d x3, Small 'PAPUA' to 1/- x2, Large 'PAPUA' 1/- x2, 2/6d Type B x2 & 2/6d Type C x5, then a useful range of 'OS' punctures including Large 'PAPUA' 6d mint block of 4 (toned) & 2/6d Type B x3 & 2/6d Type C; many with Watermark Inverted, condition variable but most are fine to very fine &/or of very fine facial appearance, STC £19,000+ (2015). Ex Dr Michael Ryan. This & the collection lots that follow represent exceptional opportunities for research and/or resale.
(Qty 1000 approx)
1911-17 Monocolours on Hagners with a heavily duplicated array mint to 2/6d x9 & Perf 14 1d x15 and used to 2/6d x4 plus punctured 'OS' to 1/-, then 'ONE PENNY' Surcharges including 1d on 6d 'CA' Monogram pair & 1d on 2/6d block of 4, generally fine to very fine, STC £2500+ (2015). Ex Dr Michael Ryan.
(Qty 480 approx)
1916-32 Bicolours extensive duplicated collection on Hagners with an array of shades to 2/6d mint x27 & used x9, 5/- mint x16 & used x8 and 10/- mint x13 & used x15, also 'AIR MAIL' 3d SG 113 used x2, Aeroplane Overprint 1/- with Deep Carmine Overprint mint x4 (all toned), Surcharges, 1932 values with used 9d x2 & 1/3d x2, 'OS' Punctures mint including 1d block of 4, 2d x2, 6d x5 including a corner block of 4 & 1/- x3, and 'OS' Overprints mint with 9d x5, 1/3d x5 & 2/6d x3, etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine &/or of very fine appearance, STC £15,000+ (2015). Ex Dr Michael Ryan.
1929-30 'AIR MAIL' Overprints duplicated array on mostly philatelic covers but with a few commercial items noted, the stamps identified as including Harrison Printing SG 113 x63! (Cat £4725 as single stamps) & with plate positions noted, a few flown from Australia or USA to Port Moresby with Papuan 3d added for air connection to New Guinea, & one registered from 'EDIE CREEK' (NG) with Papuan 3d tied by 'POST OFFICE/WAU' cds, the condition is very mixed with many showing significant aging; plus two marvellous & very fine real photo PPCs of Ray Parer & his plane at Darwin. Ex Dr Michael Ryan.
(Qty 64 covers)
LOCAL POSTS: Mostly WWI issues including Przedborz imperfs Mi 1B-2B & 1918 (Feb) Pictorial imperf set, all with no gum; Warsaw unused & used range on leaves including '2' on 10g pair Imperf Between used; Zarki imperf plate proofs of the six values, and Surcharges sets of 3 unused & used; etc. Scarce group.
1886-1900 Palmtrees Perf 11 2/6d purple vertical pair Imperf Between SG 64ba, large-part o.g., Cat £450.
1886-1900 Palmtrees Perf 11 2/6d purple vertical strip of 3 from the base of the sheet with the upper pair Imperf Between SG 64ba, part- to large-part o.g., Cat £450+. Robert Odenweller at page 147 speculates that only 48 such pairs can exist: 13 pairs survive in two large blocks.
1940 stampless cover to London with triangular 'PASSED BY 38 CENSOR/("initials")' h/s (Little #Hi; rated 9) & self-censored '("HFrench") Captain/Officer Comdg B Company/SCC KAR' cachet, Berbera b/s of 23AP/40. With the enclosed letter on Somaliland Camel Corps letterhead.
SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: 1853 Perkins Bacon Paper Slightly Blued 4d deep blue with the Watermark Sideways SG 4b, margins good to large, Cat £375. Superb! Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel Certificate (2005).