2020 Spring Auctions – 30/6/2020 – 2/7/2020

32 lots
Lot 10000
St. Vincent
Essay in pen and ink of the Queen´s head in solid black oval surround, executed on thick card (120x79mm.), a wonderful and most delightful piece of artwork,…
Estimate: 4’000 – 6’000 GBP
Lot 10296
St. Vincent
REVENUES: 1882 De La Rue Essay: hand-drawn design (without value) similar to that of Trinidad 1883 issue inscribed “St VINCENT REVENUE” at top, on tracing…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 GBP
Lot 10300
St. Vincent
COLLECTIONS: 1868-1947 Attractive balance lot of mostly Specimen and normal sets, plus some useful revenues incl. Key-Type £1 essay with handpainted tablets,…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 30210
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1883-84 Lilac & Green Issue
1882 Handpainted essay for 2 1/2d from De La Rue’s second scheme for a Unified Issue, in green and Chinese white on tracing paper affixed to white card,…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 GBP
Lot 30231
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1887-1900 Jubilee Issue & 1891 £1 Green
1887-1900 Jubilee Issue 6d hand painted essay in red brown on buff card with details of the design in grey, affixed to a piece of white card (25x 32mm),…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 GBP
Lot 30278
Great Britain » King Edward VII » 1902-10 De La Rue Issues
1903 1d “Canada Head” essay (die 2) in pale orange on thick proof card, 60x92mm, very fine and scarce (SG from £2’800)
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 30314
Great Britain » King George V » 1911-12 Downey Head Issues
1910 2 1/2d Henschel colour essay in blue on white unwatermarked paper, endorsed in manuscript “W/6 Blue”, tiny thin at top, attractive and scarce
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 30315
Great Britain » King George V » 1911-12 Downey Head Issues
1910 3d Hentschel colour essay in purple-brown on yellow wove paper (42x58mm) with handstruck “W/66” above design, light wrinkle below, fine and scarce
Estimate: 240 – 300 GBP
Lot 30316
Great Britain » King George V » 1911-12 Downey Head Issues
1910 10d Hentschel colour essay in black on pale mauve unwatermarked paper affixed to thin white card, endorsed “W/98” and “V.W. Mauve”, very fine,…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 30337
Great Britain » King George V » 1912-24 Profile Head Issues
1912 4d Eve’s Wreath design colour essay in bartollozzi brown on imperforate pink unwatermarked gummed paper, produced by Miller & Motley using their Printex…
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 30338
Great Britain » King George V » 1912-24 Profile Head Issues
1912 4d Eve’s Wreath Design bromide (22.8mm) mounted on thin card with extended side shading and ornament within left hand ribbon above “R” of “FOUR”…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 30339
Great Britain » King George V » 1912-24 Profile Head Issues
1912 4d Eve’s Wreath design colour essay in bistre-yellow on imperforate white unwatermarked gummed paper (part og), produced by Miller & Motley using…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 30412
Great Britain » King Edward VIII
1937 2 1/2d Edward VIII Coronation set of 4 imperf. essays depicting the King from the Humphrey Paget effigy with “plaque” frame (design type N), printed…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 GBP
Lot 30413
Great Britain » King Edward VIII
1936 (Apr 29) Accession 4d essay in brown in perforated block of four on gummed “GvR” watermarked paper, affixed on original backing card as presented…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 30531
Great Britain » Officials
GOVERNMENT PARCELS: 1883 6d on 6d lilac essay with “GOVERNMENT / PARCELS” trial overprint Type A in black, mint hr, fine and very rare with only six examples…
Estimate: 3’000 – 4’000 GBP
Lot 30711
British Empire General Collections and Lots » British Empire Essays
1951 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. unadopted die proof essay of the head of King George VI on glossy paper affixed to printer’s presentation card with ms “Not…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 30742
Australia » New South Wales
1850 Alfred Clayton ‘One Penny Black’ Essay, composite photo-lithographic facsimile of the original essay which is in the Tapling collection in the British…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 30743
Australia » New South Wales
1850 Alfred Clayton ‘One Penny Black’ Essay, composite photo-lithographic facsimile of the original essays which are in the Tapling collection in the British…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 30744
Australia » New South Wales
1850 Alfred Clayton ‘Sydney View’ Essays, composite photo-lithographic facsimile of the original essay which is in the Tapling collection in the British…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 30745
Australia » New South Wales
1850 Alfred Clayton ‘Sydney View’ Essays, composite photo-lithographic facsimile of the original 3d essay which is in the Tapling collection in the British…
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 30746
Australia » New South Wales
1850 Alfred Clayton ‘Sydney View’ Essays 1d pale red on stout paper, pair with close to good margins, slightly soiled otherwise fine
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 30747
Australia » New South Wales
1850 Alfred Clayton ‘Sydney View’ Essays 1d pale red on stout paper, pair with close to good margins, vertical crease otherwise fine
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 30958
Papua
1935 Silver Jubilee hand painted 2d essay in grey and black on artists board (183x160mm), depicting a Lakatoi, with value and small portions of the main…
Estimate: 1’600 – 2’000 GBP
Lot 30987
Bahamas
1887 Jubilee handpainted 2 1/2d essays for Trinidad and Bahamas, each on tracing paper and affixed to piece of light lined card, the former (A) executed…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 31182
Cayman Islands
1937 Photographic essay of the 1/2d leaping Dolphin (unissued design) affixed to card (103x100mm), marked “Dolphin 2” in ink, “Duplicate (lighter)” and…
Estimate: 260 – 320 GBP
Lot 31194
Ceylon » 1867-70 Watermark Crown CC (21.5mm high)
1869 Wmk CC (small) and reversed, 4d rose-carmine with “SERVICE” essay overprint, mint og with minor gum crease, fine and very rare with fresh colour,…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 31403
Gibraltar
1895 Imperforate colour trials of the 20c and 2p values with HAND-PAINTED DUTY TABLETS, on gummed unwatermarked paper in brown-purple and slate respectively,…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 31437
Gibraltar
1918 War Tax 1/2d green ESSAY with overprint in red, mint og, light stain at foot otherwise fine and rareProvenance: Ex KayfetzExpertise: Cert. BPA (1985)
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 31529
India » 1854 Lithographs
1854 Tracing Essays: Group of eight essays neatly mounted and written up on album page, unusual* This lot will only be delivered to an address in India
Estimate: 240 – 300 GBP
Lot 31530
India » 1854 Lithographs
1854-55 Essays for the 1/2a value, showing crosses in upper corners, four large margined pairs on red, blue and black, plus essay in single die proof format…
Estimate: 240 – 300 GBP
Lot 31531
India » 1854 Lithographs
1855 1/2a blue, sheetlet of six, engraved proof direct from the copper plate after re-engraving since used for printing with crosses in all four corners,…
Estimate: 160 – 200 GBP
Lot 32186
South Africa » Union & Republic of South Africa
1911 “Immelman” photographic essays in sepia, set of six designs for the 1/2d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d and 6d, fine and scarce (6)
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP