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British Commonwealth Area Collections




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Lot 190
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British America, Accumulation, 1850's-1980's. Filled with loose old album pages and stock pages, accumulated over many years to form the base of an exceptional collection (if the collector ever had time to organize everything), many higher or key values floating about, with some notable items and sections that include: Antigua a couple stock pages and old time album pages with some promising Victoria issues, Bahamas, many used Victoria Chalon heads, mint George V in mixed watermarks up to £1, Barbados several used seated Britiania's, Bermuda 71-79 mint, Canada group of large queens from 1c to 15c, British Guiana, three old quadrille pages filled with old Seal of the Colony issues, plus 10+ pages of early town cancels, sorted by town of various (mostly 19th century) issues, Dominica a few better early (mint and used) Victoria's, great variety of mint Roseau issues, Grenada several early used Victoria Chalon's, Edward VII mint key plate issues up to 2s, mint George V to 10s, 114-23 mint, Nevis album pages of early 1861 medicinal spring issues in various papers and shades, St. Lucia group of better 1860's Victoria's and section of promising key plate issues, St. Vincent, several early Victoria's and Tobago, three black stock pages filled with mint and used Victoria's plus a section of surcharges, generally Fine to Very Fine, This is the kind of lot that can really be a bonanza for the specialist, with great diversity of shades and possible varieties. There could be one stamp that to the trained eye, might pay for the entire lot, so view carefully. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 191
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British Asia & Pacific, Seven Nations Mostly Mint Collection, 1881-1993. In three Scott Specialty albums, comprising Bangladesh (1971-90), Nepal (1881-1990) & Pakistan (1947-91); Brunei (1906-92), Pitcairn Islands (1940-93) & Vanuatu (1980-86); plus Niuafo'ou (Tin Can Island, 1983-92); all countries w pristine, unused pages to 2000; highly complete throughout, w souvenir and miniature sheets, gutter pairs, booklets, etc., w both regular issues and Officials; of particular interest are Brunei, complete mostly never hinged from the 1922 Exposition ops onward (and needing just a handful of earlier items—most of which present are mint—to complete); Nepal with a nice array of mint or used early issues w paper and shade varieties; Pakistan nicely filled, w Bahawalpur complete less #O10; etc., etc. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.6 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 6,000.
Realized $4,750.
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Lot 192
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British Commonwealth, Imperial Dealers Stock. You'll be glad the sun never sets on this Empire, because you'll need the live-long day to sort this material into your inventory; on a variety of cards in two long glassines boxes plus a binder of larger material on stockpages; everything from Aden Kathiri State to Indian States to Swaziland is here, identified and Scott-numbered; sets, singles, souvenir and miniature sheets are all here with limited but useful duplication; among the more exotic we note a 1948 India Gandhi First Day Cover (along with a new issue Presentation Folder, the stamps affixed mint), a Bundi Official sheet of four with inverted overprint, several complete sheets of Jammu & Kashmir; Egypt mint #291a and 298a; Falklands Churchill Memorial in bottom margin blocks of ten; and even (*ahem*) puffin up the offering—a set of Lundy marginal blocks of four; tends to the modern, but includes a used Penny Black along with other Queen Victorias through King George VIs, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a must-see holding of valuable and salable material. Shipping charges apply - weight 14.4 lbs.
Scott $50,000+ Estimate $8,000 - 10,000.
Realized $6,750.
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Lot 193
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British Commonwealth, Extensive Collection, 1903-80. In 18 binders or albums, on printed pages, black Lighthouse-style stocksheets, 102 cards and glassine-pouch sales sheets; mainly mint, and most since 1950s never hinged; many apparently complete omnibus issues, such as George VI Coronation, Peace and Victory, University of West Indies, 1954 Royal Visit, Freedom from Hunger, West Indies Federation, Shakespeare, Princess Anne Wedding, etc.; extensive runs of sets from many Colonies, including smaller and more popular ones, with very little duplication; strong specialized Great Britain collection from 1952 with many Wilding and Machin issues, including high-values and specialized varieties; includes some booklets, gutter pairs (regular and/or traffic light); some earlier material (such as Gambia #12-19 and Trinidad and Tobago #21-33 mint, Tristan da Cunha, Falklands, Cayman, St. Helena including 1903 to 2sh, 1912 to 3sh, 1922 to 7sh6d and 10sh, but mainly early and mid-Elizabethan; many popular Topicals with bonus two albums of better French Colonies, mainly TAAF (including sheetlets etc.), Very Fine overall, valuable lot; imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 44 lbs.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 194
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British Commonwealth, Superb and Valuable Stockbook Collection. An exceptionally clean collection comprising select areas of interest, keenly assembled and organized; coverage begins with a lovely all-used selection of King George V Seahorses, highlighted by an attractive £1 green (tiny thin speck); from there we note a beautiful, complete mint set of the always-popular 1935 King George V Silver Jubilee issue (fresh and lightly hinged) including a Gilbert & Ellice "Specimen"-perfined set; continuing, we note a 1951 University set, lots of Queen Elizabeth II Castle issues, a lovely offering with King George VI issues with better, plus excellent and extensive coverage in the popular Queen Elizabeth II definitives with complete sets, graphites, training stamps, Machins, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, a terrific lot to be sure. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 195
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British Commonwealth, Beguiling Britannic Bulge, 19th & 20th Century. Filling two large cartons, and includes singles, nicer complete sets, omnibus issues, circuit books, envelopes, stock sheets, stockbooks, folders, and shoeboxes with all mostly identified in glassines, tremendous range of Countries and values all adding up to a large value and of a useful nature, a kindler gentler lot may not be found, have a look-see, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 62 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 196
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British Commonwealth, Wide-ranging and Useful Compilation. Hundreds of issues in all, each in its own glassine with much identified—and nearly all blocks of four, most of which with plate or other marginal markings; overwhelmingly pre-decimal Elizabethan (through about 1967) and King George VI, though earlier material crops up when you least expect it; fresh throughout, with very little faulty given the quantities; better noted includes a glassine of Britain #33 used ("100" is noted, but it looks thinner to us; unchecked for quantity or plates), multiple full sets of King George V and King George VI Nyasaland definitives to the shilling plus various Keyplates to the pound; Falklands King George VI definitives to the £1 (multiple sets, one used); Bahamas and Jamaica booklets (!), some Specimen overprints, two 1¢ on $1 British Guiana "Inland Revenue" blocks of six with control number; Bahamas Chalon Heads (1d, mint; 4d unused but creased); and so much more; great ancillary material for your collection, or outstanding stock for the discerning dealer, Very Fine overall, well worth review. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 197

British Commonwealth, Postal History Collection, 1900-65. A few thousand covers and cards; includes nice earlier usages from Antigua; excellent & substantial Australia which includes some better earlier First Day Covers like #163-165 (2); good Bahamas, Barbados & Bermuda with town & slogan cancels; a few Hawaii items; Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, and Ireland; excellent Jamaica, Newfoundland, New Zealand, omnibus covers & First Days; includes a touch of non-British, mostly to the 1950s; a cracking good selection for your pleasure, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 18.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 198
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British Commonwealth, Fantastic, Keenly Assembled Omnibus Collection, 1937-53. Splendid and well-presented, housed in a Supersafe stockbook; comprises the complete 1937 Coronation (never hinged), 1946 Peace (never hinged), 1949 Silver Wedding (lightly hinged), 1949 UPU (lightly hinged), and 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation (some lightly hinged), etc.; additionally, we note a nice range of ca. 1940-90s Colonies postage stamp centenary issues and more, Very Fine on the whole, a lovely lot of popular material. Shipping charges apply - weight 3 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 199
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British Middle East, The Caliphate Collection, 1918-77. In a Scott Specialty album, including the sought-after wealthy Sheikdoms by Scott numbers, mint and used, mainly mint, later apparently mint never hinged in black Showguard-style mounts, with some scarce postally used stamps, some mint AND used, many souvenir sheets and some scarce imperforate stamps and souvenir sheets; highlights include: Abu Dhabi almost complete through 1970 (mint never hinged unless noted): #12-14, 15-25 mint o.g., 26-37, 38-41, 45-48, 49-51, 52-55; Ajman complete mint never hinged; Dubai virtually complete mint never hinged through early 1970s (with some scarce imperforate singles and souvenir sheets), including mint never hinged: #1-17, C1-C8, J1-14; Fujeira complete mint never hinged; Iraq (1923-77) largely complete mint and/or used, including mint o.g.: #11, 110-129, 141A-157, 317-332, O90-O114, O206-221; mint never hinged: #506-509, 608-612, 696-709; used: #RA7-RA12, RA15-RA16; Mesopotamia (1918-22) mostly used; Palestine (1918-41) mint and used; Ras Al Khaima with mint never hinged #6-8; South Arabia mint; Sharjah looks complete mint (except for Officials), including mint never hinged #C6-C11; Trans-Jordan (1920-75) very extensive mint and/or used (with many scarce mint never hinged imperforated stamps and souvenir sheet varieties), including mint o.g: #3B, 121, 352-367, B12, C26-C28, J5-J11; used: #183, 220, 268, 318, 336-337; mint never hinged: #457-462, 527-527E, 532F (three examples), 534J, 535-536D, 552-558, 574-574E & 575-576 strips-of-five, 631N, 772-80, 786-797, 870-875 strips-of-five; Trucial States #1-11 mint never hinged; Umm Al Qiwain complete mint never hinged, including souvenir sheets (except #43-48); United Arab Emirates (1972-77) mint or used, including #6-7 used and #13-24 mint never hinged. Not the unofficial wallpaper, but the solid Scott-listed items! generally Fine to Very Fine, ex Winston. Shipping charges apply - weight 10.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 200
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British Middle East, Collection, 1933-2000. Neatly hinged or mounted in Scott Specialty album, containing many of the difficult mint sets (moderately filled to approximately 1990 and sparse after), with many great 1960's to 1980's sets which tend to have higher Scott value and cumulatively add up to high value, containing Aden 48-61A mint, Quaiti State of Shihr and Mukalla 1-11 mint, Bahrain 28 mint, 31 mint, 38-51 mint, 61A used, 78-80 mint, 270a, Oman 35-41, 79-93, 94-105, Qatar 26-36, 37-41, 1965 Scouts perf and imperf souvenir sheets, 68a perf and imperf souvenir sheets, 69-85, 99-99L, various JFK and ICY souvenir sheets and sheetlets, 111B-D, 113-13G and souvenir sheets, 114-14G, 119B, 121-21A, 232-37, 238-43, 279-86, 292-98, 354-60C and 494-99, generally Fine to Very Fine, ex Winston. Shipping charges apply - weight 8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 201
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British Pacific, Sunny Collection. From Aitutaki to Tonga with much else between; clean and bright throughout, with lovely Classics through much modern; note Rarotonga-overprinted and -inscribed issues, Niue 1s King George V (2) plus several overprinted New Zealand Postal-Fiscals, Victorian Fiji, Samoa (including Kingdom), Nauru steamers to 5s plus an overprinted 5s Seahorses (no gum), Norfolk Island blocks, good Papua, Tongan foil and die-cut stamps, and more; great Topical interest, and nice, solid material for your collection, Fine to Very Fine with better, inspect. Shipping charges apply - weight 16.6 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 202
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British Pacific, Better Quality Dealer Stock, Mostly From 1910's-80's. Neatly organized in hundreds of glassines and dealer "104 cards", with many great fresh complete sound sets with Scott values from a little under a dollar to a little over $100, consisting of: Aitutaki, Australia, Australia Antarctic Territory, Cook Islands, Christmas Islands, Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, British New Hebrides New Zealand (including 288-89, 291-92, 297-301), Ross Dependency, Niue, Norfolk Islands, North Borneo, North West Pacific Islands, Penrhyn Islands, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.8 lbs.
2017 Scott $12,700+ (Owner's) Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 203
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British West Indies, Bursting with Interest Collection, 1861-1994. In three Scott Specialty albums comprising Anguilla, Barbuda, Leeward Islands, Montserrat and Nevis; Anguilla highly complete 1967-85 (missing the "Independent Anguilla" overprints) with souvenir sheets, booklets and booklet panes, then sporadic to 1991 with untouched pages continuing to 2000; Barbuda 1922 set mint complete less #8; Leewards highly complete with lovely mint Queen Victorias and King Edward VIIs; Montserrat (1876-1994, pages to 2000) starts with a mint #1, the Victorias and Edwards lovely (and much mint); highly complete from 1929 with never hinged from about 1958, and including Back-of-the-Book from Dues to War Tax, with Specimens, souvenir sheets, booklets and gutter pairs adding interest; Nevis (1861-1992, pages to 2000) a real beauty, especially the Queen Victorias which are all mint (less one, another overprinted "Revenue"), with gutter pairs, Specimens and Officials; exceptionally clean and fresh, Fine to Very Fine with much better. Shipping charges apply - weight 20.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 204
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British West Indies, Mint and Used Holding on Stockcards, 1852-1989. Each card annotated according to owner's classification; comprises Antigua with 1863-67 1d dull rose unused (3, one o.g.) and used (2) and 6d green used (5); 1872 1d lake unused; 1873-79 perf 14 1d lake o.g. and 1912 2sh o.g. and used; Bahamas with 1863-65 perf 12½ 1d unused (2), 4d (9) and 6d (8) used; 1863-81 perf 14 1d vermilion unused (3), and 1954-63 Queen Elizabeth II ½d to £1 mint (2 sets); Barbados 1855-59 (½d) yellow green used; 1870 rough perf 14-16 (½d) green o.g., and clean-cut perf 14½-16 6d vermilion used; 1873 5sh unused; 1875-79 3d o.g.; 1882-85 De La Rue 2½d unused; Bermuda with 1855-74 1d unused (2); 1883-1904 4d blue (3) o.g., 1910-24 King George V 10sh mint; 1938-51 King George VI perf 14 10sh red & green and £1 black & purple on red mint; Falkland Islands with 1878 6d o.g.; 1886 1d claret unused (2, one o.g.); and Grenada with 1861 unwatermarked 6d used; 1873-78 watermarked small star 1d green (3) and 6d unused; 1873 watermarked large star 1d deep green o.g.; 1886 watermarked small star 1d on 4d part o.g.; the quality is mixed throughout with faults, yet there are many collectible stamps, as well as fine and desirable examples to be found among most issues, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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