Lot 94Cayman Islands, 1901, King Edward VII, 6d brown, dented frame, full o.g. (yellowing hinge spot), bright color, trivial gum bend cert calls "crease" which it does not, Very Fine; with 2009 S. Sismondo certificate. Scott No. 6 var.
SG No. 6a £425 ($690).
Lot 95Ceylon, 1857, Queen Victoria, 1d blue, 6d plum, 2d deep green, large margins to just in, slightly overlapping and tied by grid cancels on 1858 cover to Highholm, Scotland, reverse with "Pusilawe Post Oct. 8, 1858" cds with date in manuscript and also "Port Glasgow NO 8, 1858" transit; cover wear and edge tears, 2d corner flaw, Fine, a scarce and colorful three-color franking.
Scott No. 1, 2, 4 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 96Ceylon, 1857, Queen Victoria, 1d blue, imperf, four singles, margins to slightly in, all tied by circular grid cancels on blue folded letter to San Francisco Cal., "Colombo Steamer Letter, AU 3, 1857" rimless backstamp and matching "British -Packet-Postage Paid" rimless handstamp, endorsed "p steamer via China", Hong Kong (9.19) transit backstamp, "San Francisco Dec 5 1857" arrival cds and matching "Ship 6" clamshell due rating handstamp; address excised, Fine; with 2000 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 2a.
Scott No. 3a Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 97Ceylon, 1927, King George V, 100r dull purple & blue, Multiple Script CA watermark, top margin single, o.g., very lightly hinged, rich intense colors, wide margins, Very Fine. Scott No. 247.
SG No. 360 £2,000 ($3,240).
Lot 98Cyprus, 1928, King George V, £5 black on yellow, left gutter margin single, o.g., lightly hinged, well centered amid nicely balanced margins, bold color on bright yellow paper, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of this scarce KGV high value. Scott No. 109.
SG No. 117a £3,750 ($6,070).
Lot 99Falkland Islands, 1933, Centenary, ½d-£1 complete, o.g., never hinged, all bright and fresh with rich vibrant colors, nicely centered throughout, a Very Fine and choice set, a wonderful never hinged set of the 1933 Centenary issue. Scott No. 65-76.
SG No. 127/38 £4,250 for hinged ($6,880).
Lot 100Falkland Islands, 1933, Centenary, ½d-£1 complete, o.g., never hinged, well centered throughout, all with rich colors on bright fresh paper, a Very Fine and choice set, a rare never hinged set of the 1933 Centenary issue. Scott Nos. 65-76.
SG Nos. 127/38 £4,250 for hinged ($6,880).
Lot 101Falkland Islands, 1933, Centenary, £1 black & carmine, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh with rich color, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 76.
SG Nos. 138 £2,500 ($4,050).
Lot 102Falkland Islands, 1964, 6d "H.M.S. Glasgow" Vignette Error, o.g., never hinged, well centered, bright vibrant colors and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine. Scott Nos. 151a.
SG Nos. 216a £40,000 ($64,740).
A WONDERFUL NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MAJOR 20TH CENTURY FALKLAND ISLANDS RARITY.
When the error first came onto the market, it was first discovered by a North American collector in 1970. The owner had acquired the set in 1965 and noticed the Glasgow vignette on the two values yet believed at the time it to be normal. It was not until later, after reading an article in a British philatelic magazine, that he realized that the stamp was a major error. It is believed that only one sheet of 60 of this famous error had been produced. A note in the Stanley Gibbons catalog regarding this stamp states: "There have been seventeen reports of stamps showing this error, although it is believed that some of these may refer to the same example.".
Lot 103Fiji, 1871, Times Express, 3d black on rose, laid bâtonné paper, full o.g., strong unfaded rose paper with a slight natural translucent spot, otherwise Very Fine, a lovely fresh original gum example. Scott Nos. 7.
SG Nos. 6 £1,800 ($2,910).