Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueCatalogue by themeFauna - marine life
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - Fauna - marine life
ENVELOPES:Mostly unused group comprising Turtle First Issue 8c both sizes & 15c, 30c philatelic usages x2 + the 3 values with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, 'SIX CENTS' on 15c & '18 CENTS' on 30c x2, and 'SIX CENTS' on 8c & '18 CENTS' on 30c with different 'Specimen' Overprints, 1895 8c carmine "Square" Format Hopson & McCloy (H&M) #E1a endorsed "Pattern Post" to GB in 1896 and "Rectangle" Format H&M #E1b local usage to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1895 with scarce code '5' cds, 15c blue "Square" Format H&M #E2a with fancy 'VENTILATOR' (ship?) impressed in red wax on the flap to GB with '1' code cds, and 1900 'SIX CENTS' on 8c carmine "Square" Format H&M #E5a to London in 1903 with 3c Die II tied by code 'B' (Sideways) cds, condition variable but all presentable to fine.
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ENVELOPES:1895 15c blue "Square" Format H&M #E2a to an Armenian at "Trebizonde/Turquie d'Asie/Mer Noire" (= Black Sea; extraordinary origin/destination usage) with light 'TREBIZONDE/TURQUIE D'ASIE' arrival; 1895 30c brown Envelope H&M #E3 registered to Missouri with 12c Die II tied by code '5' cds & 'ST LOUIS MO/AUG 11 1895' arrival d/s in purple; and 1902 'SIX CENTS' on 8c carmine Envelope "Rectangle" Format H&M #E5b to England with two strikes of the scarce 'PRASLIN BAY ST ANSE' cds & code 'B' (upright) transit cds; a little aged. A rare trio.
1908-11 Small Canoes2d grey with large-part superb strike of the rare '[SS K]ULAMBANGRA' straight-line h/s - the so-called "shark" - in violet, tiny defects. Ex John Darnell: sold at the Prestige auction of 19.3.2005 for $760. [Don Franks #445. John Darnell stated that less than 10 examples are recorded, of which this is one of the finest]