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

136 lots
Lot 10163
St. Vincent
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE1880 (June) 1s vermilion, handstamped “SPECIMEN.” (16 x 1.75mm.), no gum and straight-edge at top, slightly oxidised colour at…
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 10171
St. Vincent
1880 (June) Five Shillings: Specimen Rose-red with large part original gum, overprinted “Specimen” (Type SV1), fine and very rare
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 10202
St. Vincent
ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE1881 Specimen 1/2d. orange handstamped “SPECIMEN.” (16×1.75mm.); thin at upper left, extremely rare, plus unused normalProvenance:…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 10236
St. Vincent
1882 Specimens Type SV1: 1882-83 2 1/2d. on 1d. (2, one with watermark reversed), 1883-84 perf 12 6d. and 1/-, and 1885-93 perf 14 1/2d. (2, one with watermark…
Estimate: 400 – 500 GBP
Lot 10239
St. Vincent
1882-83 2 1/2d. on 1d. lake (faded) with “CANCELLED” (Type D4) overprint; some faults including corner thin and trimmed perfs,. scarceProvenance: Peter…
Estimate: 80 – 120 GBP
Lot 10251
St. Vincent
1882 Specimens Type SV2: 1883-84 CA perf 12 6d. bright green and 1/- orange-vermilion, both handstamped “SPECIMEN”, both without gum, fine and extremely…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 10266
St. Vincent
1885-93 CA perf 14 1/2d., 1d. red and 5/- brown-lake, 1890-93 CA perf 14 21/2d. on 1d. blue, 4d., 6d. and 1/-, 1893 5d. on 6d. and postal stationery 1893…
Estimate: 500 – 800 GBP
Lot 10279
St. Vincent
1892 Specimens Type SV4: 1885-93 CA perf 14 1/2d., 1d. red and 5s. brown-lake, and 1890-93 CA perf 14 2 1/2d. on 1d. blue, 6d. and 1s., each overprinted…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 10280
St. Vincent
1892 Provisional Issue: 5d. on 4d. chocolate, two singles and one with Specimen ovpt, unused, fine (SG £146)
Estimate: 40 – 60 GBP
Lot 10281
St. Vincent
1892 Provisional Issue: 5d. on 4d. chocolate, block of six each showing SPECIMEN ovpt, unused, very fine and scarce (SG £300+)
Estimate: 80 – 120 GBP
Lot 10282
St. Vincent
1892 Provisional Issue: 5d. on 4d. chocolate, showing “SPICEMEN” for “SPECIMEN” error, unused, very fine and rare (SG £1’300)
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 10283
St. Vincent
1892 Provisional Issue: 5d. on 4d. chocolate, horizontal pair, left stamp showing “SPICEMEN” for “SPECIMEN” error, unused, very fine and rare (SG £1’350+)
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 10288
St. Vincent
1899 Wmk CA 1/2d to 5s complete set of nine in vertical strips of five, all with SPECIMEN ovpts, apparently all mint nh, fresh, very fine and scarce (SG…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 10297
St. Vincent
REVENUES: 1884-97 Issue 1d. lilac overprinted “SEPCIMEN” (Type D12), 3d. on 6d. lilac handstamped “CANCELLED” inverted (Type D4a) and 1885-88 1d. on 1d….
Estimate: 500 – 600 GBP
Lot 30145
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 9d Straw pl.4. complete pane of twenty with “SPECIMEN” type 2 overprint, showing sheet inscription in margin and “239” current number, no gum,…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 30150
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1872-73 6d Chestnut pl.11 imperforate right marginal horizontal pair lettered overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 6, minor gum wrinkles, fine
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 30153
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 Wmk MC 5s rose pl.1 GD with “SPECIMEN” type 6 overprint, regummed, unusual with missing perf. pin at right (SG £1’100)
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 30172
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1873-80 Large Coloured Corner Letters, Wmk Small Anchor & Orbs
1873-80 3d Rose pl.19 mint og corner marginal pane of 20 with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, showing wing margin stamps at left, margins at right and bottom…
Estimate: 1’200 – 2’000 GBP
Lot 30196
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1883-84 & 1888 High Values
1883-84 2s6d Lilac on blued paper with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint lh with faintly toned gum in places, very fine (SG £625)
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 30199
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1883-84 & 1888 High Values
1883-84 10s Ultramarine on blued paper with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint og, diagonal gum crease at top right, otherwise fine and fresh (SG £2’850)
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 30204
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1883-84 & 1888 High Values
1883-84 10s Ultramarine mint nh lower marginal vertical pair with “SPECIMEN” type 11 overprint, extremely fine and fresh (SG £1’100+)
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 30228
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1887-1900 Jubilee Issue & 1891 £1 Green
1887 Jubilee 2 1/2d purple on blue with “CANCELLED” type 14 overprint, mint og, very fine and scarce (SG Spec. K31t, £1’250)
Estimate: 180 – 240 GBP
Lot 30349
Great Britain » King George V » 1913-19 Seahorse Issues
1913 Waterlow Seahorses 2s6d-£1 set of five, including both 2s6d shades, overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 26, mint hr, fine (SG £6’450)
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 30354
Great Britain » King George V » 1913-19 Seahorse Issues
1913 Waterlow 5s rose carmine Seahorse with “SPECIMEN” type 26 overprint, mint lh, very fine (SG £950)
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 30357
Great Britain » King George V » 1913-19 Seahorse Issues
1913 Waterlow Seahorses £1 green with “SPECIMEN” type 26 overprint, mint nh, faint gum bends not visible from front, small wrinkle at lower right, fine…
Estimate: 800 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 30362
Great Britain » King George V » 1913-19 Seahorse Issues
1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green with “CANCELLED” type 24 overprint, mint nh, two very light diagonal gum bends, fine and scarce (SG Spec. N72(3)u, £4’000…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 30376
Great Britain » King George V » 1913-19 Seahorse Issues
1915 De La Rue Seahorses 5s carmine with “CANCELLED” type 24 overprint in mint left marginal block of four (each stamp mounted), one shortish perf at right…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 30388
Great Britain » King George V » 1913-19 Seahorse Issues
1918-19 Bradbury Wilkinson 5s rose red Seahorse with “SPECIMEN” type 26 overprint, mint og, very fine (SG Spec. N68(2)t, £1’200 in 2019)
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 30390
Great Britain » King George V » 1913-19 Seahorse Issues
1919 Bradbury Wilkinson Seahorses 10s with SPECIMEN type 23 overprint, mint lh, very fine (SG £1’400)
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 30519
Great Britain » Officials
INLAND REVENUE: 1890 5s Rose I. R. Official mint lh with “SPECIMEN” type 11, very fine (SG £1’750)
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 30520
Great Britain » Officials
INLAND REVENUE: 1890 5s Rose on white paper I.R. Official mint hr with “SPECIMEN” type 11 overprint, very fine (SG £1’750)
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 30535
Great Britain » Officials
BOARD OF EDUCATION: 1902 5d Dull purple & blue mint with “SPECIMEN” type 15 overprint, light wrinkle at lower left corner, fine (SG £1’400)
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 30537
Great Britain » Officials
BOARD OF EDUCATION: 1902 1s Green & Carmine mint nh with “SPECIMEN” type 15 overprint, lower right corner marginal single (margins reduced), very fine…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 30541
Great Britain » Postage Dues
1914 1s Postage due imperforate colour trials et of fourteen, each overprinted “CANCELLED” type 28, mint og, pencilled letters on reverse to denote the…
Estimate: 3’000 – 5’000 GBP
Lot 30556
Great Britain » Booklets
1913 2s Booklet, edition no.15, with each pane overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 26, minor cover creasing, otherwise a fine and fresh example (SG £5’000)
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 30560
Great Britain » Booklets
1924 3s Booklet, edition no.104, each pane overprinted “CANCELLED” type 28 overprint, very fine and scarce
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 30561
Great Britain » Booklets
1924 3s Booklet, edition no. 131, each pane overprinted “CANCELLED” type 28, some trimmed perfs, very fine and scarce
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 30566
Great Britain » Postal Stationery
1841 Postal Notice sent by E.S. Lees from the General Post Office, Edinburgh dated April 1841, sent to inform postmasters of the forthcoming 2d envelope,…
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 30574
Great Britain » Telegraphs
1877 6d Telegraphs pl.1 FI-JL mint og imperforate pane of twenty with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, hinged in the margins only, thin in margin at lower…
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 30575
Great Britain » Telegraphs
1877 6d Telegraphs mint imperforate pane of twenty with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, “TELEGRAPHS SIX PENCE” marginal inscription at left, stamps never…
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 30578
Great Britain » Telegraphs
1876 1s Green pl.4 mint og imperforate top marginal block of ten (seven stamps mint nh) with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, showing “ONE SHILLING” inscription…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 30580
Great Britain » Telegraphs
1877 Telegraphs 5s pl.1 mint imperf. left hand corner marginal block of four (lower pair mint nh) each with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, very fine (SG…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 30581
Great Britain » Telegraphs
1877 £1 Telegraphs AA-AB imperforate colour trial in slate-blue in mint top marginal vertical pair showing part marginal inscription and current number…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 30582
Great Britain » Telegraphs
1877 Telegraph £1 brown-lilac pl.1 mint right marginal imperforate block of four overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 9, lower stamps mint nh, corner bend at lower…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 30730
Ascension
1922 1/2d to 3s set of 9 with SPECIMEN overprint, large part og, odd minor gum creases and shortish perfs but well above average for this scarce set (SG…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 30734
Ascension
1934 Pictorial set of 10 with SPECIMEN perfin (type D19), mint og, odd minor imperfections (1/2d & 5s gum bends, 5d slightly rounded corner), otherwise…
Estimate: 200 – 260 GBP
Lot 30735
Ascension
1937 Coronation set of 3 with SPECIMEN perfin (type D20) affixed to ledger piece (178x90mm), stated to be from the Goa archive with manuscript endorsements,…
Estimate: 110 – 130 GBP
Lot 30740
Ascension
1946 Victory 2d and 4d with SPECIMEN perfin (type D21), mint og, fine and scarce (SG £450)
Estimate: 160 – 200 GBP
Lot 30838
Australia » New South Wales
1882-97 Diadem 5d blue-green imperforate pair, plus range of other perf. types and imperf. single with “SPECIMEN” ovpt, all unused with large part original…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 30842
Australia » New South Wales
1885-86 Postage in blue on 10s rose-lilac and claret, showing “Specimen” ovpt DOUBLE, perf.12, unused with large part original gum, fresh, very fine and…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP