Prestige Philately Auction 169 CatalogueSAMOA
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1877-80 Samoa Express with genuine First State 3d SG 2 [Pos 18] with heavy ironed-out crease (unused), Second State 6d SG 6 [Pos 1, (pen cancel in red)], Pos  & [9 (truncated at the base)] both with Apia cds & 1/- SG 7 [Pos 9], and Fourth State 9d SG 20 [Pos 4] unused, Cat £2000+; then an array of reprints including a few blocks, large-part reconstructions of the 1d 2d & 3d, and a few "used". Ex Carl Walske. (Qty 6 & 200+ reprints)
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1877-80 Samoa Express First State 3d deep scarlet SG 2 with part of the Papermaker's Watermark, characteristic rough perforations, light Apia cds overstruck with "sunburst" cancel of Levuka or Suva (Fiji), Cat £220. With Peter Holcombe Opinion (1998). [Jack Hughes' two singles sold for $US335 & $US299]
1877-80 Samoa Express 6d mauve SG 6 [Pos 8] from the base of the sheet, light but clear Apia cds of JAN/28/1879, Cat £650. Ex Carl Walske.
1877-80 Samoa Express Fourth State 9d orange-brown SG 20 upper-right corner example, neat 'APIA/JUL/18/1880/SAMOA', Cat £400. A gem! Peter Holcombe Opinion (1998). [Jack Hughes' very fine example sold for $US690]
1896 Error of Colour Perf 11 2½d black SG 82 lower-right corner block of 9, virtually full o.g., Cat £720++ (mounted). Robert Odenweller Certificate (2005) states "...with full original gum, five stamps never hinged". [Jack Hughes had no multiple of this stamp]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '½d.' on 3pf to '9d.' on 80pf SG 101-109, SG 101 & 104 are in pairs, plus '½d.' on 3pf with Missing Fraction Bar & '½d.' on 5pf with '1' to Left of '2', mostly tied to small pieces by Apia cds, Cat £460+. (Qty 13)
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '½d.' on 3pf to '9d.' on 80pf plus '3 Shillings.' on 3mk & '5 Shillings.' on 5mk SG 101-109, 113 & 114, most including the high values are very well centred, all tied to a locally addressed cover (folded at the base), Cat £2500+.
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints blocks of 4 comprising '½d.' on 3pf, '½d.' on 5pf, '1d.' on 10pf, '2½d.' on 20pf (block of 9), '3d.' on 25pf, '6d.' on 50pf & '9d.' on 80pf, Cat £1080+. Bothe Certificate (1977) for the '9d.' on 80pf. (Qty 6 blocks)
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '½d.' on 3pf brown vertical pair from the base of the sheet, the lower unit with Comma after 'I,' SG 101c, tied to small piece by Apia cds, Cat £440+. [This variety occurred on the last unit of the vertical forme of 10. Robert Gibbs states only 40 - four sheets x10 each - were printed before the error was corrected]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '½d.' on 5pf green with Comma after 'I,' SG 102c, Apia cds, Cat £180. Ex Robert Gibbs. RPSofL Certificate (1982). [Again, Robert Gibbs states that only 40 were printed. The catalogue value should therefore be seen as conservative]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '½d.' on 5pf green with the Surcharge Double SG 102d, unused, Cat £750. RPSofL Certificate (1982). [Robert Gibbs states that only eight examples have been recorded]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '2½d.' on 20pf ultramarine vertical pair from the base of the sheet, the lower unit with Comma after 'I,' SG 104d, Apia cds, Cat £850+. Peter Holcombe Opinion (1992). [Again, Robert Gibbs states that only 40 were printed. J Edgar Williams' single sold for $661]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '3d.' on 25pf black & red/yellow with the Surcharge Double as SG 105a but from the unofficial printings, very lightly mounted. Peter Holcombe Opinion (1996) states "...made from original type at a later date...genuine".
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '3d.' on 25pf black & red/yellow horizontal pair from the base of the sheet (but no selvedge), both units with Comma after 'I,' SG 105b, light Apia cds, Kilian guarantee h/s, Cat £2200+. Only 10 printed with this being a unique pair. Kilian Certificate (1985). [Robert Gibbs states "very rare"]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '3d.' on 25pf black & red on white paper SG 105var with '6d.' on 50pf bisect. A ridiculous fabrication. [Robert Gibbs notes "The 3d on 25pf is reported to exist on white instead of yellow paper. This would be an unofficial variety." However, the possibility of such an "error of colour" slipping through the rigorous controls of the German Post Office is considered as lacking in credibility. Our vendor's assessment is that "this variety is the result of too much exposure to the Samoan sun"]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints ditto, vertical strip of 3 tied to small piece by Apia cds, later affixed to a larger piece that just happens to have Bothe guarantee handstamps on the reverse!
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '6d.' on 50pf black & purple/buff SG 108 block of 25, Apia cds, Bothe guarantee handstamps on the reverse, Cat £875++. A remarkable multiple that highlights the misalignment that occurred as a result of the overprinting being done one column at a time.
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '6d.' on 50pf black & purple/buff with the Surcharge Double SG 108a, a couple of tiny & insignificant thin spots, lightly mounted, Cat £1100. RPSofL Certificate (1982). [Robert Gibbs states that only 10 examples were produced. J Edgar Williams' very fine example sold for $1437]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '6d.' on 50pf black & purple/buff horizontal strip of 3, the central unit with the Surcharge Double SG 108a, tied to piece by unusually fine strikes of the Apia cds of 12.9.14, Kilian & Bothe guarantee handstamps, Cat £1075+. [The first impression was under-inked, and misplaced, resulting in parts of 'G.R.I.' appearing at the top and also at the base]
1914 'G.R.I.' Overprints '6d.' on 50pf black & purple/buff vertical strip of 3 from the lower-left corner of the sheet, the second unit with Inverted '9' for '6' SG 108b, and the same variety on both upper units in a marginal block of 4 on piece, Cat £420+. [The variety occurred on the 9th stamp in each vertical column. NB: the inverted '6' is placed lower than the 'd'] (Qty 2 items)