Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 25th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
Details: For viewing details and enquiries regarding this auction - Telephone No. 0207 930 6100
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Auction Lots - Page 10
451
  1871 32c Die Proof in black on white glazed card, reduced to 43x42mm, mounted with card surround. £80-100
452
Click to view full image... 1871 96c Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE HARDENING" and dated "Sept 2 1871", 92x60mm, very fine. Also a 96c imperf plate proof in the issued colour on gummed watermarked paper. (2). Photo on Page 68. £120-150
453
Click to view full image... c.1872 2c - 48c Imperf plate proof lower right corner blocks of twelve in the issued colours, on unwatermarked glazed paper with current number in lower margin, 24c with part of marginal current number torn away, otherwise largely fine. (96). Photo on Page 78. £1,000-1,200
454
Click to view full image... 1872-88 Unissued Perf 14x12½ 32c slate, short corner perf at upper right, otherwise fine mint, very scarce. S.G. 139, £1,500. Photo on Page 12. £200-250
455
  1872-49 Mint and used selection with useful 1885 surcharges including S.G. 155, 156 (2), 158 (3), 164, 165, 166, 179, 180 mint, S.G. 154, 162, 163, 169xa, 174, 182 (heavy cancel) used, also a few forgeries, later surcharge varieties, QV high values mint, etc. S.G. £4,000+. (100s). £300-400
456
Click to view full image... 1885 Surcharges mint, mainly in multiples comprising S.G. 169 block of ten, S.G. 167, 168, 185, 188, 191 in blocks of four, S.G. 189 pair and S.G. 164 single, all fine. S.G. £1,388. (33). Photo on Page 12. £150-200
457
  1886-99 Specimen stamps comprising 1886 5c - 28c set of four, 1886 1r.12 (hinge remainders), 1888 2c on 4c surcharge pair, 1890 5c on 15c, 1892 3c on 4c rose (2), 1898-99 surcharge set of three, also a few additional stamps, mainly fine. S.G. 195/263s, £1,000 (approx). (26). £150-180
458
  1888-99 QV Mint and used collection on pages, many surcharge varieties including 1888 2c (type 35) on 4c rose variety inverted "S" used (S.G. 211d, £375), 1890 5c on 15c varieties "Revenue" omitted used or inverted "S" mint and used, other double or inverted surcharges, etc., some unused stamps without gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 202/249, £2,000+. (78). £250-300
459
Click to view full image... 1890 5c Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "18 NOV. 90", 92x60mm, very fine. Produced for the new plate, to replace the previous worn plate for this 5c, first issued in 1885. Photo on Page 68. £100-120
460
  1893-99 3c - 2r.50 Set of three and 6c - 2r.25 surcharge set of three overprinted "SPECIMEN", also 30c imperf plate proof block of four and 1r.50 on 2r.50 imperf plate proof, all fine mint. (11). £100-120
461
Click to view full image... 1899 1r.50 Photographic essay in the adopted design, the stamp size essay mounted on thick card lettered "A" and dated "Jan 12th 99", with blue and red colour washes in the corner showing the colours intended for the design and duty plates. Bicolour printing was later abandoned, and the stamp issued in rose. A unique essay from the De La Rue archives. Photo on Page 70. £200-250
462
Click to view full image... 1899 Piece from the De La Rue striking book bearing cut down proofs in black of the 1899 high value Master Proof, 1r.50 and 2r.25 duty plate proofs, endorsed alongside with details of leads taken and the date "June 15" (Master Proof) or "June 29", further endorsed in red "Plate bad destroyed" and "Sep. 5th 99". Some surface faults, mainly to the Master Proof, a unique archival piece. Photo on Page 38. £250-300
463
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1899 Imperforate colour trials, 15c in blue and brown and 1r.50 in olive green and red, both attached to pieces cut from an archive page. Also 1r.50 duty plate die proof in black on white glazed card, dated "3 JUL 99", 92x60mm. (3). Photo on Page 72. £200-250
464
Click to view full image... 1899-1900 2c - 2r.25 Specimen set of nine, the 6c and 75c in horizontal strips of four, the other seven values in vertical pairs, all superb unmounted, scarce in multiples. S.G. 256/64s, £450++. (22). Photo on Page 78. £150-200
465
Click to view full image... 1903 KEVII Master Die Proof in black with uncleared value tablet (type 45/48 design, used for the 3c, 4c, 12c - 10r), on white glazed card stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "12 JAN 03", 92x60mm, very fine. Photo on Page 68. £120-150
466
  1902-03 KEVII 2c, 5c and 6c Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, each 92x60mm, the 2c stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "3 MAR 03", the 5c stamped "AFTER /HARDENING" and dated 23 OCT 02", the 6c stamped "AFTER / HARDENING" and dated "3 MAR 03", the 5c and 6c proofs both initialled "GW", all fine. (3). £250-300
467
  1903 KEVII 5c, Die Proof in black on white glazed card, reduced to 27x33mm, and imperf plate proof block of four in the issued colour on gummed watermarked paper, fine mint. (5). £100-120
468
  1903-10 KEVII Duty Plate Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, comprising 15c, R1, R1.50, R2 and R10, the R1.50 proof stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "24 FEB 03", each 92x60mm, all fine. (5). £300-350
469
  1903-11 Specimen stamps including 1903-05 set of twelve, 1908 5c (2) and 6c (2), 1910-11 2c, 3c and 25c - 10r, various additional stamps, some toning. S.G. 265/300s. (51). £120-150
470
Click to view full image... 1903-11 KEVII Issues mint with all sets complete, some additional stamps including 1910-11 10r plate number pair, also interpanneau blocks of four of the 1903-05 75c, 1904-05 2c - 4c, and complete panes of sixty of the 1903-05 2c, 1904-05 3c, 5c, 6c (one stamp removed), 15c, 25c, 1910-11 10c, 25c (one stamp removed), all fine. S.G. 265/300, £2,500 (approx). (549). Photo on Page 72. £300-400
471
Click to view full image... 1903-05 6c Carmine, watermark inverted, in an unmounted mint block of four, fine and scarce. S.G. 269w, £560. Photo on Page 86. £120-140
472
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1904-05 Multiple Crown CA 2c - 4c, 12c - 2.25r and 1908 5c, 6c all handstamped diagonal "SPECIMEN" type CE4, 3c with corner fault and 4c with tiny thin, otherwise fine. A scarce set, the 1908 6c not recorded by Samuel with this local handstamp. (12). Photo on Page 76. £250-300
473
Click to view full image... 1912 KGV 1c, 3c, 5c and 6c Die Proofs in black on white glazed card all stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING", the 5c proof dated "13 Mar 12", each 92x60mm. A fine group, the four values printed from single plates, 3c and 5c die I, 1c and 6c die II. (4). Photo on Page 68. £350-450
474
Click to view full image... 1912 R10 and R20 Duty Plate cut down Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, attached to a piece cut from the De La Rue striking book, endorsed "120 leads each" and dated "Aug. 16th" or "Aug 17th". A unique archival piece. Photo on Page 68. £100-120
475
  1912 2c, 6c, 15c and R5 Duty Plate Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, each 90x62mm, the 2c, 6c and 15c proofs stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING", dated "10 FEB. 12" (2c, 6c), "15 MAR. 12" (15c) or "7 JUNE 12" (R5), all fine. (4). £250-300
476
  1912 10c, 15c, 25c and R1 Duty Plate Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, 90x62mm, all fine. (4). £200-250
477
  1912-25 Multiple Crown CA 1c - 20r set of fifteen, also 1r on lemon, 1r (2), 2r (2) and 5r (3) with white backs, and further duplicates, all overprinted "SPECIMEN", mint. S.G. 301/19s, £800+. (40). £180-200
478
  1912-25 Multiple Crown CA 2c - 20r (no 1c, the 3c - 20r all marginal, 30c with plate number), also 1918-19 War Tax set or four and 1c on 5c, all handstamped diagonal "SPECIMEN" type CE4, fine mint, scarce. S.G. 302/37s. (19). Photo on Page 72. £150-180
479
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1912-25 Multiple Crown CA 50r, 100r and 500r overprinted "SPECIMEN", some hinge or paper remainders on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 320/2s, £1,475. (3). Photo on Page 64. £300-350
480
  1912-25 Multiple Crown CA issue, mint multiples all with inverted watermarks comprising 1c plate block of four and block of six, 3c blocks of four and six and plate block of four, 6c pale scarlet blocks of four (2), 15c blocks of four (2) and six, 50c block of four, 1r block of four, 2r block of six, 5r block of four, also 3c block of four and 6c carmine block of six with watermark inverted and reversed, some toning to low values, 50c - 5r blocks fine. S.G. £2,750. (16 Blocks). £400-600
481
  1912-25 Multiple Crown CA 50c, 2r and 5r mint corner plate blocks of four all with watermark inverted, 50c a little toned, 2r with a little gum on face of one stamp and margin, 5r with "inverted" written in lower margin in pencil, scarce. S.G. 314w, 316w, 317w, £744+. (3 Blocks). £150-200
482
Click to view full image... 1912-25 10r Die I, Multiple Crown CA block of four, variety watermark inverted, superb unmounted mint, very rare in a block. S.G. 318aw, £1,200. Photo on Page 86. £300-400
483
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1912-25 Multiple Crown CA 3c - $10 mint all with watermark inverted, comprising 3c, 6c (2), 15c (2), 30c (2), 50c (7), 1r (3), 5r (2), 10r die I (2), also 3c (2, toned) and 5c with watermark inverted and reversed. S.G. 302/18w, £1,638. (24). Photo on Page 72. £300-400
484
  1912-25 Multiple Crown CA 6c and 30c with sideways watermark, comprising 6c pale scarlet block of four and single, 6c carmine blocks of four (2, one Crown to left of CA) and single, 30c plate blocks of four (ink mark on one stamp) and six, fine mint. S.G. 305a, 306a/aw, 313ab, £1,230. (24). £200-250
485
  1912-32 KGV Definitives, mainly mint collection in an album and on pages or stockcards including mint plate blocks and other multiples, differing papers and dies, 1912 2r pane of sixty, 30c watermark sideways block of ten, a few Specimens, 1912 20r mint with plate number, a few used including 1912 20r, 1926 5c on 6c surcharge double mint (unlisted by S.G), etc. (100s). £400-600
486
  1918 1c and 3c Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, the 1c die I proof stamped "AFTER / STRIKING" and 3c die II proof stamped "BEFORE / STRIKING", both initialled and dated "21/11/18" in manuscript, 92x60mm, both fine. (2). £160-200
487
  1918-19 50c, R1, R2 and R5 Duty Plate Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, the 50c and R2 proofs stamped "AFTER / STRIKING", R5 proof stamped "BEFORE / STRIKING", these three also dated in manuscript 18/10/19 (R2), 24/10/18 (R5) or 16/10/19 (50c), 92x60mm, all fine. (4). £250-300
488
Click to view full image... 1921-32 Multiple Script CA 1c - 50r (with 12c die I and die II) all overprinted "SPECIMEN", also 1c on 2c wrapper with 1c stamp applied overprinted "SPECIMEN" across the adhesive and printed stamps, and a few additional stamps, all fine mint. S.G. 338/58s, £1,010+. (38). Photo on Page 64. £240-280
489
  1921-32 Multiple Script CA 5c - 25c mint with watermark inverted, mainly in multiples, comprising 3c green (19), 3c grey (10, with plate block), 6c carmine (5), 6c violet (15, with a plate block), 10c (12, eight inverted and reversed), 15c (8), 20c (9), 25c (4), many toned, the 20c and 25c blocks fine. S.G. 339/51w, £3,610. (82). £350-400
490
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1921-32 Multiple Script CA, die I and die II vertical interpanneau pairs mint, comprising 10c (2, light crease to central gutter), 12c (4), 15c (2), 20c (heavy creasing to central gutter), 25c (two pairs within marginal block of eight) and 1r. S.G. £3,240. (11 Pairs). Photo on Page 78. £500-600
491
Click to view full image... 1926 20r Photographic essays of an unadopted design, one in green with the duty plate in brown, the other with the colours reversed, both attached to thick card (95x104mm), endorsed and dated "Duplicate 31-8-26". A unique pair, from the De La Rue archives. (2). Photo on Page 70. £300-400
492
  1927 1r - 20r Frame Plate Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, all dated "8/7/27" in manuscript, 92x60mm, all fine. (5). £300-400
493
  1927 1r - 20r Frame Plate Die Proofs in black on white glazed card, the 1r, 2r and 20r proofs stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING", the 10r proof stamped "AFTER / STRIKING", the 2r, 10r and 20r proofs dated 5/7/27 (2r, 20r) or 3/8/27 (10r) in manuscript, 92x60mm, all fine. (5). £380-450
494
  1927-29 1r - 20r Set comprising 5r frame plate proof strip of four in black, the set of five overprinted "SPECIMEN", 5r and 10r plate blocks of four unmounted, 1r (3), 2r (5), 5r (5), 10r (4) and 20r (2) mint, set used (20r fiscal cancel), also 2r with forged double vignette. S.G. 363/7, £1,860+. (46). £300-350
495
  1933-36 Pictorial Issue 2c - 1r study including Specimen set of eleven fine mint, 1r sheet of sixty, 3c perf 14 mint, set in printed folder, etc., also 1935 Silver Jubilee Specimen set and mint set in control blocks. S.G. 368/382, £3,000 (approx). (302). £250-300
496
  1937-47 King George VI Issues Specimen or mint, including Coronation Specimen set, 1938-49 Specimen set of fourteen with additional stamps (2r black and violet without gum) and the mint set with all listed watermarks and perfs (two examples of 3c perf 13x13½, S.G. 387a), 1946 Victory pair Specimen (2 pairs) and 1947 Constitution Specimen set, also 1936 3c frame printers waste proof block of twelve on paper with blue vertical lines, and a few revenues. S.G. 383/405, £2,700+. (c.150). £300-400
497
Click to view full image... 1938-49 2c - 5r Set of fourteen perfined "SPECIMEN", very fine mint. S.G. 386/97s, £650. (14). Photo on Page 76. £150-180
498
Click to view full image... Officials. 1869 4d Rose overprinted "SERVICE", superb mint. This 1867 issue 4d was overprinted by De La Rue but never sent to the Colony, and virtually all the stamps were destroyed; other values were sent to Ceylon but were never issued. With R.P.S Certificate (1993) stating "Genuine, essay status". Photo on Page 76. £200-250
499
  Officials. 1869 Unissued 1d - 2/- "SERVICE" overprint set of seven (with additional 1d) mint. Also 1895-1904 "On Service" overprints (41) including QV 1r.12 mint (2) and used. S.G. O1/27, £1,500 (approx). (49). £200-250
500
  Booklets. 1932-37 1r.80 Booklets with blue covers, all incomplete, comprising SB9 with thirteen KGV 6c violet stamps remaining, SB11 with five 1935 Silver Jubilee 6c stamps remaining, SB13 (4/37 printing date) with six 1935 KGV pictorial 6c stamps remaining, and SB15 with four 1937 Coronation 6c stamps remaining. (4). £150-200

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Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 25th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
Details: For viewing details and enquiries regarding this auction - Telephone No. 0207 930 6100
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