Prestige Philately Auction 154 CatalogueFALKLAND ISLANDS
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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - FALKLAND ISLANDS
1901 KEVII Proposed Designs 2d photographic essay in sepia reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a piece of card (90x113mm) variously endorsed "B", 'Nov 27th 01" and in red "See Revised/design p187", also with colour samples for the duty plate in maroon & the King's head in blue. Superb! Ex De La Rue Archives and "Stanley" (1998), as is the next companion lot. [Despite these early designs, no KEVII stamps for the Falklands were issued until July 1904]
1901 KEVII Proposed Designs 5/- photographic essay in sepia reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a piece of card (90x113mm) variously endorsed "D", 'Nov 27th 01" and in red "See Revised/design p187", also with colour samples for the duty plate in blue & the King's head in maroon. Superb! Ex De La Rue Archives.
1901 KEVII Proposed Designs 5/- photographic essay in red reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a a slightly larger piece of card. Ex De La Rue Archives. [This essay was adapted from the similar Queen Victoria 5/-, so it probably also dates from c.1901]
1904 KEVII ½d to 5/- SG 43-50 with all the listed shades plus an additional 1d shade & 1d with Watermark Sideways, the High Values unusually well centred, Cat £1300+. Brandon Certificates for the 1d dull coppery red SG 44d (1985) & the 2½d deep blue SG 46b (1984) as the then SG 48 & 53 respectively. (Qty 17)
1904 KEVII 1d "negative" or "intaglio" proof (with the text in black) in black reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a thin piece of buff card (52x52mm) from the printer's daybook, endorsed "Dec 29" (1903?), "60 leads" & in red "To replace plate/spoiled". Ex De La Rue Archives and "Stanley" (1998). An unusual and rare proof.
1904 KEVII 1d vermilion with the Watermark Inverted SG 44aw, excellent centring, Cat £350.
1904 KEVII 1d vermilion with the Watermark Sideways SG 44b complete sheet of 60 (6x10), unmounted, Cat £100++ (mounted).
1904 KEVII 2d imperforate plate proof single in close to the issued purple shade on crisp gummed MCA paper, very lightly mounted, Heijtz Cat £500 (see page 25). Superb!
1904 KEVII 2d purple with the Watermark Reversed SG 45ax, very lightly mounted, Cat £170.
1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine with the Watermark Inverted SG 46aw, excellent centring, very lightly mounted, Cat £400.
1904 KEVII 5/- red SG 50, well centred, tied to 1913 Kiderlen cover to Germany by double-circle 'FALKLAND/+ ISLANDS +' cds, blue/white 'Falkland Island' [sic] registration label, minor soiling & a repaired tear at the base of the cover. A rare albeit philatelic franking.
1911 usage of formular Registration Envelope (unusual size 181x127mm) to England with scarce albeit philatelic franking of KEVII ½d pair, 1d, 2d x2, 2½d strip of 3 & 1/- all tied by double-circle 'FALKLAND/+ ISLANDS +' cds, blue/white 'Falkland Islands' registration label, minor soiling.
SOUTH GEORGIA: 1911 Cape Verde PPC to Norway with KEVII ½d yellow-green SG 43 two singles tied by double-circle 'SOUTH/GEORGIA' cds, the Norwegian message offers Christmas greetings & was almost certainly from a Norwegian whaler.
SOUTH GEORGIA: 1912 Lawson cover to England with KEVII 2½d tied by a fine strike of the 'South Georgia' straight-line handstamp (22½x4mm) & overstruck with the double-circle 'SOUTH/GEORGIA' cds, minor blemishes on the reverse don't detract from the very fine facial appearance, Heijtz Cat £600. [Heijtz at page 180 states that only five commercial covers - Cat £2000 - are recorded]
SOUTH GEORGIA: 1912 Lawson cover to England with OHMS header scored-through & partly obscured by KEVII 1d dull coppery red SG 44d strip of 3 paying 1d postage + 2d registration and tied by good to fine strikes of the double-circle 'SOUTH/GEORGIA' cds, blue/white 'SOUTH GEORGIA' registration label, wax seal across the flap with a fine strike of the 'SOUTH/[crown]/GEORGIA' mailbag seal, minor blemishes and folded at either end to facilitate display, London & Liverpool backstamps. A very scarce franking. BPA Certificate (1991) as the then SG 48 states "...1d dull coppery red...is genuine; not a pronounced example of the shade".