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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Nauru
GERMAN PERIOD: 1901 Marshall Islands Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi 13-25 plus duplicates to 50pf, all with 'NAURU' cds, the High Values datestamped twice as required by the Regulations, Cat €1300+.
GERMAN PERIOD: 1901 Marshall Islands Yachts 1mk on piece, 2mk & 5mk Mi 22 23 & 25 each with 'NAURU' cds struck twice as required on the High Values, Cat €840. Chris Ceremuga Certificates (2002) for the 2mk & 5mk.
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads annotated exhibit pages with shades, 1½d x6 singles, 2d Die I with the Watermark Inverted & Reversed and vertical gutter pair with Double Overprint One Albino on the upper unit only, 2d Die II x6, Thick/Thin Overprint Pairs of all values except the 1½d, numerous Overprint Varieties including Short 'N' [R1/8] ½d to 6d complete in multiples (the 1½d 5d & 6d in unmounted strips of 3) plus 9d & 1/- singles, etc, a few CTO including ½d 1d & 2½d blocks of 4 cancelled on First Day of Issue, and a few philatelic covers, condition a bit variable but generally fine to very fine. A very good lot.
(Qty 194 + 3 covers)
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads philatelic registered covers with Low Overprints to Australia (10 values, front only), GB (10 values), USA (½d, 1d x4 & 2½d) or Switzerland x2 (with ½d 1d & 2½d pairs; or ½d 1d 2d & 2½d), two with manuscript "Registered/Nauru..." in red, the others with boxed cachet (very fine early impression on the first item); also Central Overprints 1½d pair on philatelic cover to Canada.
(Qty 6 covers)
No longer available
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads ½d green with 'NAUP.U' SG 1a being the central unit in a marginal strip of 3 [R6/1-3], the last unit with Short 'N' (unmounted); 1d scarlet with NAUP.U' (Early State); 2d orange Die I wih 'NAUP.U' SG 4a being the second unit in a block of 4, a little aged & perfs reinforced; and 2½d blue with NAUP.U', hinge remainder; Cat £2075++ (mounted). BPA Certificate (1989) for the 2½d & Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2002) for the 2d block.
(Qty 4 items)
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads Double Overprints (One Albino) comprising ½d (unmounted), 1d (heavy hinge remainder), 2½d (a little aged but unmounted), 3d (minor hinge remainder), 4d, 5d, 6d & 9d SG 1b, 2cb, 6b to 10b & 11a, Cat £2090. A scarce group. BPA Certificate (1971) for the 6d with odd comment "...not unusual in this issue", and Peter Holcombe Certificates (1992) for the 5d & 9d.
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads 5d yellow-brown with 'NAUP.U' (Early State) SG 9a, unmounted, Cat £2250+ (mounted).
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads 6d purple with 'NAUP.U' SG 10a, faint toning, lightly mounted, Cat £1600. [Keith Buckingham didn't have a mint or used example of this stamp, which is the highest denomination on which 'NAUP.U' appears]
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS: 1/- x2 with italicised 'SPECIMEN' (one with Broken 'S' in 'SPECIMEN'), 2/6d SG 19 (well centred, aged gum) & 5/- SG 22 (small surface abrasions), Cat £950+. BPA Certificate for the 2/6d.
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads ½d 1d & 2½d each with irregular Upright Sans-Serif 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp (Samuel #GB26), no defacement on the reverse, unmounted. Superb! Ex National Postal Museum, Keith Buckingham & John Darnell.
1923 Central Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads ½d green SG 13 complete sheet of 120 (12x10) with full margins & 'U 23' Control at lower-left, some minor toning & perf separation, except for the upper-right corner block of 8 all are CTO 13JL23, Cat £6200++.
1923 Central Overprints on Great Britain KGV Heads 1½d brown with Double Overprint One Albino SG 15a, unmounted, Cat £225+ (mounted). [Keith Buckingham's & John Darnell's mounted examples sold for £195 & $368 respectively]
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain Seahorses - WATERLOW PRINTINGS: 5/- rose-carmine SG 17, CTO with non-contemporary Madame Joseph 'PO PLEASANT ISLAND/NO2/24/(NAURU)' cds forgery, large-part o.g., Cat £2250. Friedl Certificate (1980).
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain Seahorses DE LA RUE PRINTINGS: 2/6d shades comprising Sepia-Brown SG 19 with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint (minor toning), Yellow-Brown SG 20 x4 (one noted as "Deep Yellow Brown - a rare shade"), Brown SG 21 x3 (one noted as "Chestnut" & one as "Rare Deep Brown", also 5/- carmine SG 22 x3 (shades), Cat £1140 minimum.
1916-23 Overprints on Great Britain Seahorses 2/6d deep sepia-brown with Double Overprint One Albino SG 19a marginal example from the right of the sheet, a couple of short perfs at upper-right, unmounted, Cat £1700. BPA Certificate (1968). [Keith Buckingham's very fine but mounted example sold for £1725]
1966 Decimals $1 Map die proof in the issued colour in recessed presentation mount. Rare & superb! [This is a genuine die proof. Some alleged "proofs" of similar appearance actually have had issued stamps inserted: usually, the perforations are visible! We have even seen some of the photogravure denominations offered as "die proofs"! Only those values produced by the engraved process can exist as "die" proofs]
WORLD WAR II CENSORSHIP: 1941 (May 24) apparently commercial cover to Tennessee with plain label with two strikes of the boxed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' h/s (Little #L2) & superb strike of the boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/ NAURU' cachet (#H2), also with diamond ' 3 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ - ' with No Censor's Number cachet applied at Melbourne. Ex Neil Russell. [John Little recorded only three examples of the label. His beautiful illustrated cover to British Guiana sold at the Prestige auction of 5.3.2011 for $1265]
WORLD WAR II CENSORSHIP: 1941 (Oct 4) British Phosphate Commission cover to Melbourne with diamond 'NAURU/NOT/OPENED BY/ CENSOR' (Little #H3) in violet on the face, minor opening faults at the top. Ex Neil Russell. [John Little recorded only four examples of the label. His similar cover sold at the Prestige auction of 5.3.2011 for $483]