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Lot 391
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British Africa, Mint and Used Collection, 1860s-1960s. The balance of the British African colonies on Scott Specialty album pages; loaded with $50-$300 sets & singles (the sets are frequently mixed mint & used), the best countries are British Central Africa, Gold Coast, Mauritius, Nigeria (including North & South), Rhodesia (also including North & South), Sierra Leone, Somaliland Protectorate, the early South African colonies and Togo (66-91 mint); in addition, there is about $8500 Scott value in mixed-condition Cape of Good Hope triangles including duplication (there is also a good bit of duplication in the British Central Africa), but otherwise condition, with a small number of exceptions, is Fine to Very Fine throughout. An excellent lot.
Scott $26,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $7,250.
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Lot 392
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British Africa, Mostly Mint Assortment. In presentation cards and glassines, highlights (mint or never hinged unless denoted) include Basutoland 18-28; Bechuanaland 96-104; British Bechuanaland 17; Burundi 589-600; Mauritius 1954 three complete and unexploded booklets (SG SB2 x3); Seychelles 63-72; Somaliland Protectorate 96-107; South Africa 1948 five complete and unexploded booklets (SG SB18 x5). An opportunity surely not to be missed, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 393
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British America, Mostly Mint Assortment. Sets in presentation cards and some glassines, including many better (mint or never hinged unless otherwise noted) such as Bermuda 105-114; British Antarctic Territory 1-15 used & 72-75; Canada 90a imperforate pair, 217-22 blocks of four & 231-36 blocks of four; Cayman Islands 21-28 & 636-47; Falkland Islands 30-34 x2; Grenada 142b; Jamaica 75-87, plus booklet SG SB10a; Montserrat 159-75. We also noted a fair number of St. Kitts modern sets with specimen overprints. A sweet deal for your consideration, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 394
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British Asia, Mint and Used Collection, 1852-1969. Collection of Aden, Bahrain, Burma, Ceylon, India, Pakistan and Muscat & Oman on Scott pages; the value is mostly in the Ceylon & India (no States) with lots of $50-&-up stamps including an Indian "Scinde Dawk" (Scott A1, $1600); condition is somewhat mixed, especially early, and sets tend to be mixed mint & used, but there is plenty of useful material throughout.
Scott $9,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 395

British Asia, Mostly Mint Assortment. In presentation cards and some glassines, highlights (mint or never hinged unless denoted) include Ceylon nine complete booklets (SG SB20 x7 & SB21 x2); Cook Islands 849-54 never hinged; Fiji1940 (J12-19) & 481-84 x2; Gilbert & Ellice Islands 40-51 x2; India 1895 (50-52, used), plus 1935 first flight cover Trivandrum-Bombay; New Zealand 320 never hinged, plus 1931 first flight cover Rotorua-Hamilton, and some modern booklets (SG SB23 x5); North Borneo 261-75; Oman 1-15; Samoa 124. Useful holding for the internet seller, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 396
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British Asia, Mint & Used Assortment. Three stock books, including Hong Kong used collection with singles, part sets & sets such as 1862 (3-5), 1866 (24), 1879-80 (33-35), 1891 (66) & 1948 (178-79), 1891 registered cover to Germany and some first day covers; followed by an interesting assortment of British Offices Abroad (East African Forces, Middle East Africa, Turkish Empire, China, Morocco Agencies & Tangier). We also noted Straits Settlements & Malaysia States mostly used representations, plus some easy-to-sell Hong Kong duplicates. Truly a bargain! Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $650.
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Lot 397
 
British Atlantic and Antarctica, Mint Collection, 1902-74. Many hundreds of sets, singles and a few souvenir sheets housed in two-volume Scott Specialty albums. Countries are limited to Ascension, Australian Antarctic, British Antarctic, Falkland Islands, St. Helena, South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha. Although there are some singles and short sets from the Kings period, value is concentrated in the Elizabeth period with many sets in the $20 to $50 range. Most of the collection is in mounts, though generally never hinged material begins in the mid-1960's. Good quality collections from countries that are popular with collectors.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $850.
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Lot 398
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British Commonwealth, "Specimen" Overprints. A few dozen items, includes Australia issues, Grenadines of St. Vincent, Kitts-Nevis and more, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 399
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British Commonwealth, Bodacious Collection, 1850-1990. Thousands and thousands of stamps mounted in eight albums, includes Great Britain with Offices Abroad, Abu Dhabi, Aden, Aitutaki, Antigua, Ascension 52-53, Australia 52, 184-187, C4, Australian Antarctic Territory, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Barbuda, Basutoland, Batum, Bechuanaland and Protectorate, Bermuda, British East Africa, British Guiana, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, Brunei, Burma including Occupations, Cape of Good Hope, Cayman Islands, Ceylon, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar 100-103, Gilbert & Ellice Islands, Gold Coast, Grenada, Hong Kong, India 50, Ireland, Jamaica 11, 109-112, Kenya and Uganda, Kuwait, Labuan, Lagos, Leeward Islands 96-99, Montserrat, Mauritius, Malta, Maldive Islands, Malaya, Natal, Nauru, New Guinea, New Hebrides, New South Wales, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, North Borneo with a double impression 50¢ on 1¢ with note only 40 known, Orange River Colony, Pakistan, Papua, Pitcairn Islands, Qatar, Rhodesia, Samoa, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Sarawak Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Straits Settlements, Sudan, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Virgin Islands and Zanzibar, an old time collection with plenty of extras, a sure winner with enormous potential, bid early bid often!!! Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 400
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British Commonwealth, Mint & Used Dealer Stock. Twenty-three counter books with "A" to "Z"country sets and singles, highly recommended to be offered on the internet, including Great Britain 1881 (82 x3, 84-86, used), 1883 (95-96, used), 1883-84 (104 & 107, used), 1884 (108, used), 1902-11 (138 x2, 139 x2 & 140 x2, used); Antigua (4-5, 13 x2, used), Barbados 1870-71 (28-29), 1892 (69a, mint), 1906 (107-8, mint), plus many other that deserve your attention such as Australia & States, Bahamas (37-42), Bermuda (6, mint), Fiji, Natal or Papua (C2 x4, including two showing riff in sky) representations. A wonderful lot with significant catalogue value for the dedicated dealer, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 401
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British Commonwealth, Valuable & Diverse Accumulation, 1860-1960. Fabulous holding of several hundred stamps housed in twenty stock books, with dozens of mint and used blocks and desirable sets, includes items such as Mauritius mint block of sixty #192, stock book of used Hong Kong with British Offices in China, stock book of India and States, stock book of New Zealand, two sets of the 1937 Coronation issue appear never hinged, Papua C10-C15 never hinged (x2), Canadian Provinces, and much more, a perfect lot to restock with, extra time should be allotted for viewing for much of the material is never hinged, a lot that is not to be missed, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 402
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British Commonwealth, Mint & Used Dealer Stock. Thousands of glassines filled with stamps, and arranged by country in a countless number of small boxes. We noted some strength in Bahamas, Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras, Canada, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Newfoundland (233-43 x4), New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Trinidad-Tobago & Zanzibar (214-17 x5) sections, plus Antigua, Ascension, Australia, Barbados, Basutoland, Ceylon, Ghana, Ireland and Great Britain & Channel Islands modest representations. A good opportunity for the dealer, with much here to see and plenty of retail value, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 403
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British Commonwealth, Souvenir Sheet Accumulation, 1965-2000. The sun never sets on thousands of mint souvenir sheets from the commonwealth, includes countries Aitutaki, Anguilla, Antigua 266a, 571a, Ascension Island 129a, Bahamas 562a, Barbados 326a, Barbuda 487a, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nauru, Penrhyn, Pitcairn Islands, St. Lucia, South Georgia 40a, Trinidad & Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks & Caicos 1221, 1222, Tuvalu, Virgin Islands, and this barely scratches the surface, lots of Disney sheets, this will fill up a few weekends for you, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 404
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British Commonwealth, Mint & Used Collection, 1840s-1960s. Unusual lot with many desirable stamps, starting with a home-made album containing Great Britain 1840 (1, pair with red Maltese cross cancels); 1841 (3, horizontal strip of four with blue numeral cancels); 1841 (4, used horizontal strip of four, plate 4, accompanied with 2001 RPS certificate); 1872 folded letter cover with 1s green (SG 117), and addressed Venezuela; 1883 (94-95, used); 1883 (96 x5); 1884 (108 x5, used); 1902-10 (142, mint), Labuan small collection with 1880s-1900s issues; Trengganu 1910-19 (1-16, mint), 1921-38 (37 x2, mint), plus some Malaya-Borneo Exhibition overprints, Straits Settlements 1903-04 (128B, revenue cancel). We also noted a cute 1937 album with Coronation omnibus sets, including Falkland Islands & Hong Kong, plus some QEII coronation sets mounted on pages and several British Commonwealth modern sheets in two mint sheet files. Dealer's dream lot with much potential present, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 405
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British Commonwealth, Mint & Used Accumulation. Housed in glassines, including Aitutaki 1903 (3 x3; 4 x2); Bermuda 1938-51 (125 x2); Hong Kong 1946 (165A); Northern Rhodesia 1938-52 (42 x4, 43 x2 & 45 x2); Togo 1916 (89 x2). We also noted an interesting group of 1910-13 interprovincials (Before South Africa existence, there were 4 areas with their own stamps: Natal, Transvaal, Orange Free State & Cape of Good Hope. In 1910 they joined to form the Union of South Africa. Stamps other than the first stamp of the union were not available until 1913 so it was authorized that pre-union stamps be used). A wealth of retail value can be found here making this lot worth close examination, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 406
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British Commonwealth, Mostly Mint Accumulation. Including Australia 1930s-60s mostly mint collection with blocks of four and singles; New Zealand QV 1950s issues and exploded booklets, plus some 1960s miniature sheets; South Africa assortment of blocks and singles issued in the 1935-60, including a fair number of modern stamps with flaws annotated on the reverse; Anguilla & Bermuda modern issues in two three-ring binders; Hong Kong used sets, part sets & singles in a three-ring binder, plus additional binder with easy to sell mint sets; Great Britain 19th Century used stamps and a Scott album with Jordan, Kenya-Uganda-Tanzania & Kuwait useful representations that deserve your consideration, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 407
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British Commonwealth, Collection, 1860-1950. A few hundred stamps mounted in three Scott Specialty albums, better mint includes Antigua 84-91, Canada F2, Cayman Islands 100-110, Cook Islands 131-140, Gambia 143, Gibraltar 96-99, Gilbert & Ellice 40-51, Gold Coast 98-105, Kenya, Uganda Tanzania 80, Mauritius 115, Newfoundland 233-243, Northern Rhodesia 1-10, Pitcairn Islands 1-8, St. Helena 101-107, Solomon Islands 67-79, Tristan Da Cunha 1-9, and many more mint and used singles, a great opportunity to purchase this lot to expand upon, or break it up for a profit, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 408
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British Commonwealth, Misc. Accumulation. Thousands of stamps and souvenir sheets in a large carton, mint and used, better mint includes Ascension 23-32, Cook Islands 131-140, Gibraltar 137 sheet of 32, Jamaica 98-100, 141, Kenya Uganda & Tanzania 18-36, North Borneo 208-221, Pitcairn Islands 20-30, Tanganyika 10-27, the 1937 Coronation collection, and much more, condition is mixed, well worth close inspection, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 409

British Commonwealth, Never Hinged Assortment. Modern issues neatly arranged in glassines with duplication, and housed in a file box. We noted Gilbert Islands sets, gutter pairs & blocks of four; Tuvalu sets, gutter pairs & se-tenant vertical pairs, miniature sheets & souvenir sheets. An excellent lot for the internet dealer, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 410
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British Commonwealth, Mostly Used Assortment. Thick stock book loaded with 20th Century singles & blocks of four, including Australia (413-17, blocks of four), British Antarctic Territory, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Singapore & Tristan Da Cunha, plus several other countries. Additionally there is a spring back album with Captain Cook sets issued in the 1968-79 period, and some first day covers. Nice lot for the dealer, and recommended to be broken down by country, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 411
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British Commonwealth, Mint & Used Collection, 19th & 20th Century, Strongest in Canada. Aden to Zanzibar, with nicer BNA included, we noted some better Canada Large & Small Queens, Admirals and others, Nice Newfoundland, some New Zealand and many others, also some Great Britain, mostly in the few dollars up to about $100 an item, neatly arranged and identified on stock cards, includes some Omnibus, well worth the estimate and a quick look will prove to be useful, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 412
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British Commonwealth, Mystery Carton. With loads of Great Britain on and off paper (Machins and commemoratives). Much material in the $10 to $20 range will be waiting to be found with a better examples being Qatar Scott 223a and 278a. A fine picking ground for the Commonwealth collector. Weighs 28 pounds.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 413
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British Commonwealth, Silver Jubilee of King George and Coronation of George VI, mounted in two Mohawk albums, the 1935 Silver Jubilee and the 1937 Coronation are complete, all appear to be never hinged, unusual to find both sets this nice, a logical choice for the Anglophile, Very Fine.
Scott $1,550.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 414

British Omnibus Issues, Never Hinged Collection. In two three-ring binders and White Ace album pages, including 1972-73 Royal Silver Wedding sets; 1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee; 1978 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation. We also noted a three-ring binder with innumerable Queen Elizabeth & 1981 Royal Wedding booklets, plus a fair number of worldwide topical miniature sheets (Elvis, Michael Jackson & sports), Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 415
 
British Commonwealth, Omnibus Sets, 1937-70s. Small accumulation of about 20-25 sets including King George VI & Queen Elizabeth II Coronations, I.C.Y., I.T.U., Shakespeare, World Cup, Churchill, etc.; up to four of a set; not checked for completion, but undoubtedly most, if not all are complete (earlies may be Crown Colonies only); all never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, 150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 416
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British Europe, Mostly Mint Assortment. In presentation cards and glassines, better noted (mint or never hinged unless denoted) include Great Britain 1887-92 (116-17 & 120-21), 1955-57 (317-33, never hinged) & 1940 (252-57, never hinged blocks of four), plus 1959-60 seven complete 3s booklets (SG M16 x2 & M25 x5); Gibraltar 1889-95 (35, used) & 1912 (75); Ireland (175-76, never hinged). We also noted some blocks of four such as Offices in Morocco (89-92, never hinged) & Offices in Tangier (518-20, never hinged). A good lot at a reasonable estimate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 417
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British Oceania, Mainly Mint Collection, 1871-1969. Made up of the balances of B.I.O.T., Christmas Is. (complete never hinged to 1981), Cocos Is., Fiji, Gilbert & Ellis Is. (including #1-7 mint), Maldive Is. (including #1-6 mint), Norfolk Is. (complete LH to 1969), Papua New Guinea (QEII virtually complete LH to 1969), Pitcairn Is. (complete LH to 1969 except 1940 3d used), Samoa, South Georgia (1-16 LH) and Tonga; the strongest countries—catalog value wise—are Fiji, which catalogs $2400, but doesn't have much over $50 and is loaded with duplication, and Tonga, which is pretty nice, but has a few condition issues. All-in-all, however, an extremely worthwhile lot.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 418

British Pacific, Experimental Flight Covers. Holding containing 36 covers, including duplication. We noted 1966 Wallis Futuna cover with regular stamp & cinderella; 1966 Cook Islands cover to French Polynesia; 1966 Samoa cover to Wallis Island; 1966 French Polynesia cover to Cook Island; 1978 two Gilbert & Ellice Islands aerogrammes franked with regular stamps, and used in combination with uncancelled special flight cinderellas as usual. We always noted 1964, 1966 & 1967 cinderella sheetlets, plus a couple of interesting photos showing plane and crew. We recommend you allocate some time for a thorough viewing, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 419
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British Pacific, Never Hinged, Mint & Used Assortment. Including Kiribati, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Tokelau & Tuvalu never hinged sheets; New Zealand many thousands of used modern stamps, including a fair number in bundles, and highly recommended for packet makers, plus stamps with $225 in face value, and useful as postage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 420
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British West Indies, Mint and Used Collection, 1850s-1960s. Nice group of starter collections from Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda (1-11 mint), Grenada, Jamaica, Tobago, Trinidad and Trinidad & Tobago on Scott pages from a worldwide collection; lots of $100-&-up sets and singles throughout with the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada & Tobago being especially strong; many sets are mixed mint & used and/or missing a stamp or two, and condition is a little mixed in the earlies, but overall an extremely useful lot.
Scott $7,750.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 421
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British West Indies, Mainly Mint Collection, 1861-1970. Solid collection of mostly different Leeward Is., Nevis, St. Christopher and St. Kitts-Nevis on Scott pages; loaded with $50-$100 stamps and several better; few minor faults in the 19th century (Leeward 5s Jubilee no gum), but mostly clean and Fine to Very Fine. A nice starter collection., 4250.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,100.
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