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Cook Islands
 
 
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Lot 210
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Cook Islands, 1932, Unissued 1s black & violet King George V, in mufti (SG 105 var), lovely proof on wove paper, in issued colors, but with the King in civil dress rather than military uniform as on the issued stamp; center and guide lines of the frame's die printed, along with plate number "666" reversed, Very Fine, a great collateral item.
Scott 90 var.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 211
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Cook Islands, 1936-44, Admiral and Postal-Fiscal overprints complete (SG 116-121), Cowan paper with single NZ & Star watermark, each fresh and clean, a Very Fine set.
SG £279 ($360).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 212

Cook Islands, 1936-44, "Cook Islands."-overprinted Postal-Fiscals (SG 122, 123a, 123b), a lovely trio, each vibrantly bright and clean, the 2s6d a bottom margin single, on Wiggins Teape paper, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
SG £780 ($1,010).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 213

Cook Islands, 1943-50, Overprinted Postal Fiscals 2s6-£1 & £5 (SG 131w, 132, 133, 134, 136w), 2s6s & £5 with inverted watermark, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 124A-128A, 128C.
SG £572 ($740).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 214

Cook Islands, 1943-54, Postal-Fiscals overprinted "Cook Islands.", complete (SG 131w/136w), the 2s6d through £5 values, each with exceptional color and near-perfect centering, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a tough set, especially this nice.
SG £550 ($720).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 215

Cook Islands, 1943-54, £5 Postal-Fiscal overprinted "Cook Islands." (SG 136w), o.g., lightly hinged, a near-perfect example, with fresh white paper, crisp printing and clean gum, Very Fine, the key value of the set.
SG £325 ($420).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 216
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Cook Islands, 1967, Decimal Currency surcharges, $2 on £1 pink to $10 on £5 dark blue (SG 219-221), the complete trio, each vibrantly colored on crisp white paper with pristine original gum showing none of the stains so frequently found on this issue; $10 on £5 with just the barest suggestion of having been hinged; the other two values never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott 192-194; $445.
SG £440 ($570).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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