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British Post Offices Abroad

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Lot 247
British Post Offices Abroad, Phenomenal Specialized Collection, 1885-1957. A truly magnificent mainly mint advanced collection of several thousand stamps, multiples, postcards and covers with varieties in abundance all neatly mounted in one Scott album. Almost all are never hinged and mainly very fine quality. The finest collection of this popular area that we have had the pleasure to offer and it is completely intact as received. Begins with stamps and covers of Military stamps of the British Forces in Egypt including M1 NH block plus single, M3 mint and used, Camel types set NH, blocks of 15 and 10 of M10, M5 single and block NH, M1 on cover (2), Offices in Africa are complete NH, China 1-27 all NH except Scott 22 (low value used), plus 11a NH and some additional blocks of four. Next up is Morocco in local currency, an amazing section from 1898 to 1952, 1-104 looks complete NH, plus a plethora of multiples, varieties both mint and used, Specimens, control number pairs and blocks, also includes 56a NH with RPS certificate, corner margin 57a NH, numerous unlisted varieties throughout. Morocco in British currency again complete, looks NH from 201-280 plus more multiples, control blocks, varieties. Followed by Morocco in French currency similar to the previous issues, and Tangier overprinted section is also noteworthy. Office in Turkish Empire we note Scott 2-64 (except 6 and 25) are all present mint NH, plus Stanley Gibbons listed varieties, blocks, cancels. Also a section of Great Britain stamps used in Constantinople, and perfins. Zululand rounds out this superb collection and starts with a contemporary map plus copies of The Colonial Report for Zululand for the years 1890, 1893-1894 and 1896. Scott 1-10 NH, 12-21 NH, a few blocks, cancels, Specimens including Scott 24, also noted are six control blocks of six and a gutter block of four of Scott 14, mint and Specimen postcards bring up the final entries. A collection to build on for exhibition or to break down into hundreds of quality retail sales lots with scarce and rare items. A few covers also add to this huge packed album. Condition is extraordinary and uniform throughout, ar least F-VF, mainly NH, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 8 lbs.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $14,000.
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