December 2018 Auction Series – 3/12/2018 – 7/12/2018

Lot 10120
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1942 Millenary of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, handpainted stamp size essay in black and blue ink, similar to the issued design, on large art card showing…
Estimate: 1’200 EUR
Lot 10121
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1942 Millenary of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, handpainted stamp size essay in blue-green ink, on large art card showing annotation in Arabic and numbered…
Estimate: 1’200 EUR
Lot 10124
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1943 5th Birthday of Princess Ferial 5m+5m brown-lake, pane B, colour trials in two mint hinged vertical strips of five showing an array of varieties from…
Estimate: 2’000 EUR
Lot 10160
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1947 Withdrawal of British Troops from Nile Delta, 5m brown and blue, hand-painted perforated essay showing King Farouk and marching troops, very fine,…
Estimate: 1’200 EUR
Lot 10161
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1947 Withdrawal of British Troops from Nile Delta, 5m light brown and green, hand-painted perforated essay showing troops marching in and out of an arch…
Estimate: 1’200 EUR
Lot 10162
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1947 Withdrawal of British Troops from Nile Delta, 5m violet and green, hand-painted perforated essay showing Sphinx and, in the background, platoons of…
Estimate: 1’200 EUR
Lot 10172
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1948 Centenary of the Death of Ibrahim Pasha handpainted essays, three different stamps sized perforated designs all mounted on a special presentation…
Estimate: 4’000 EUR
Lot 10176
Egypt » Commemoratives 1914-1953
1949 Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition in Cairo, two colour-trials mini-miniature sheets, the first shows 1m, 10m, 17m and 22m in the colour of the…
Estimate: 3’800 EUR
Lot 20000
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1865 Riester Essay: Recumbent in black on white paper, with initial on bottom margin, unused, very fine and scarce, cert. Persiphila (Persiphila $1’000)
Estimate: 300 – 500 EUR
Lot 20001
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1865 Riester Essay: Recumbent Lion in gold on cream paper, unused, very fine and scarce, cert. Persiphila
Estimate: 300 – 500 EUR
Lot 20002
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1867 Barre Essays: An attractive unused group of part reconstructed sheets showing all for colours, and all four values and all four types, with singles,…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 EUR
Lot 20003
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1867 Barre Essays: One shahi unused vertical gutter tête-bêche pair, position 1 & 5, very fine and rare, cert. Sadri (2013)
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Lot 20004
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1867 Barre Essays: 1s & 2s in vertical tête-bêche gutter strip of four, mint og, minor gum creasing and the odd short perf.
Estimate: 260 – 300 EUR
Lot 20005
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1867 Barre Essays: Four shahis green, a complete mint strip of five, imperforate top, fresh, very fine and scarce, cert. Persiphila (Persiphila $375)
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Lot 20006
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1867 Barre Essays: Four shahis lilac, a complete mint nh strip of five, imperforate top and bottom, fresh, very fine and scarce, cert. Persiphila (Persiphila…
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Lot 20007
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1867 Barre Essays: Four shahis vermilion, a complete mint nh strip of five, perforated on all sides, fresh, very fine and scarce, cert. Persiphila (Persiphila…
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Lot 20008
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
1867 Barre Essays: Eight shahis lilac, a complete mint nh strip of five, imperforate top and bottom, fresh, very fine and scarce, cert. Persiphila (Persiphila…
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Lot 20009
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
Large Format Lion Label (type A) in gold on cream paper, perf.13 1/2, mint no gum, minor creasing, signed Sadri (Persiphila $500)
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Lot 20010
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
Large Format Lion Label (type B) in bronze on cream paper, perf. 11 1/2, unused, showing imperf margin at right, crease that breaks the paper, scarce,…
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Lot 20011
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
Small Format Lions Label in orange mint nh, signed Sadri
Estimate: 300 – 400 EUR
Lot 20012
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
Small Format Lion Label: Orange, imperforated on thick gummed paper, unused, scarce, cert. Persiphila
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Lot 20013
Persia » 1868-1896 Nasr ed-Din Shah Issues » 1865 Essays
Small Format Lions Label in green mint part original gum, some faults, signed Sadri
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Lot 20517
Persia » Collections, Lots etc.
1865-79, Attractive old-time study collection of the Lion Issues mounted on 23 album pages showing a good deal of completion unused and used, including…
Estimate: 15’000 – 20’000 EUR
Lot 20532
Persia » Collections, Lots etc.
1867-1879 Nasser-ed-din Shah Qajar: Attractive mint and used collection of the Lion issues with all the printings represented, mounted on eleven Persiphila…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 EUR
Lot 30420
Bechuanaland » Bechuanaland Protectorate
1889 4d on 1/2d Vermilion overprint essay with “PROTECTORATE / FOURPENCE”, mint lh, very fine and rare
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 30421
Bechuanaland » Bechuanaland Protectorate
1889 4d on 1/2d Vermilion overprint essay with “Protectorate / 4D”, mint lh, diagonal crease, rareNote: Illustrated in the Runner Post No.24 p.447
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 30721
India
1951 Unissued Health 1a maroon, 4a orange-brown and 1R blue handpainted essays, each on card with ms “31.1.51” and the 1a and 4a with “H.C. (High Commissioner)…
Estimate: 4’000 – 5’000 GBP
Lot 30819
Mauritius
1896 Composite essay for the 1900-02 Arms high values, Die Proof of basic design in green with hand-painted FIVE RUPEES (no stop) in red in the value panel,…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 30881
Sierra Leone
1896-97 6d Dull Mauve & Orange, imperf essay on gummed unwatermarked paper, country name is hand painted in orange, fine & scarce
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 30912
South Africa » Cape of Good Hope
1900 Table Mountain Issue: Composite essay printed in carmine, close to the issued design and marked “D” and “Dupl” and dated “March 16th. 99”, a stunning…
Estimate: 15’000 – 20’000 GBP
Lot 30946
South Africa » Union & Republic of South Africa
1911 (Jan) 1/2d, 1d, 3d, 4d and 5s set of “Mackay” unadopted essays in yellow on glossy card, very fine and scarce
Estimate: 800 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50250
France
1924 30c Jeux Olympiques, épreuve sur petit feuillet, TB
Estimate: 400 EUR
Lot 50257
France
1928 Le Travail en rouge sur papier carton, tirage du service intérieur, TB, cert. La Postale
Estimate: 120 EUR
Lot 50265
France
1933 30c A.Briand, Essai en bleu monté sur un petit feuillet signé Henry Cheffer, TB, rare
Estimate: 100 EUR
Lot 50266
France
1933 Doumer, une épreuve du projet non adopté à 50c, et une épreuve en rouge du timbre émis et signé G. Houriez, plus deux essais non adoptés sur papier…
Estimate: 200 EUR
Lot 50283
France
1953 Marianne de Spitz, projet non émis, maquette d’artiste Concours de 1953 pour remplacer la Marianne de Gandon, signée André Spitz, TB, très rare
Estimate: 240 EUR
Lot 50285
France
1975 Marianne d’EXCOFFON, projet non émis, maquette d’artiste, TB, très rare
Estimate: 240 EUR
Lot 50418
France » Poste Aérienne
1918 Poste Avion en ORIENT 1F Essai sur petit feuillet non dentelé, pli vertical, TB, très rare, signé Champion
Estimate: 400 EUR
Lot 50529
France » Collections
1939-1962, 22 épreuves d’artiste du graveur Claude Haley avec des gravures de timbres non émis mais aussi les divers états dont le négatif de 3 timbres…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 EUR
Lot 50530
France » Collections
1939-1962, 21 épreuves de luxe et 1 épreuve d’artiste en l’occurrence Yv. 420, puis Yv. 466 à 469, 830 à 833, etc… Excellent lot pour spécialiste.
Estimate: 120 – 200 EUR
Lot 50571
Colonies Francaise » Andorre (Poste française)
1931-82, Petit lot varié dont Yv. 15 en paire interpanneau **/* avec variété surcharge décalée vers le bas (signé Calves), Yv. 35 seul sur lettre d’Encamp,…
Estimate: 100 – 200 EUR
Lot 50641
Colonies Francaise » Sarre
1922-1923, Série Yv. 83 à 99 en essais de couleurs souvent en paire avec de nombreux bords de feuille. + de 200 pièces avec des particularités. Joli lot…
Estimate: 280 – 460 EUR
Lot 50645
Colonies Francaise » TAAF
1948-1990, Fabuleuse collection comprenant :-une collection de timbres neuf dont Albatros-une collection de timbres oblitérés dont Albatros-une collection…
Estimate: 8’000 – 12’000 EUR
Lot 50650
Colonies Francaise » Tunis
1986 Union des Pharmaciens arabes, 4 épreuves sur petit feuillet gommé avec impression tête-bêche d’un timbre des NATIONS-UNIES sur le même feuillet, plus…
Estimate: 300 EUR
Lot 50680
Colonies Francaise » Colonies Francaise Collections et Lots
1950-1995, Ensemble de non dentelé, d’épreuves d’artiste rassemblant de nombreuses anciennes colonies comme le Gabon avec une feuille non dentelée du bicentenaire…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Lot 51040
Belgium
1864 Competition, over 220 artists’ essay from various artists including: Asthöver, Dargent, Delpierre, De Patoul, Frisch, Lemaire, Sels, Wittebols, etc.,…
Estimate: 400 EUR
Lot 51065
Rwanda
1970 Gorillas, Set of 8 values in imperforate proofs stuck on a sheet with printer’s annotations, unique
Estimate: 300 EUR
Lot 51083
Czechoslovakia
1918-25, Hradcany, Chainbreaker and WIndehover, selection of 124 colour proofs and printers waste on three stockcards, some scarce, fine
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Lot 51243
Greece » 1924-1935 Issues
1930 Independence issue group of six photographic essays with the 10l, 1D50, 2D, 5D, 10D and 20D, with ms name of the people depicted at top left, fine
Estimate: 300 EUR
Lot 51244
Greece » 1924-1935 Issues
1933 100D Youth of Marathon photographic essay of the hand-drawn essay, from the Perkins & Bacon & Co archive, cert. BPA (1981)
Estimate: 300 EUR