Lot 285Bahamas, 1863 Nassau to Rome, Italy, cover with red "Nassau, Paid, Au 21, 63" cds and red crayon "1/3" rating above, circular "More To Pay" handstamp and manuscript rate crossed out at upper right, reverse with London and Paris transits and partial Rome receiver; opening tears at top and small piece of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 286Bahamas, 1863, Queen Victoria, 4d bright rose, perf 12½, two singles, manuscript canceled and tied by "A05" barred oval handstamps on folded letter to Paris, France, reverse with matching "Bahamas, No 23, 1863" origin cds, red crayon "7" rating, red London and Calais transit cds's; cover edge splitting and archival tape stain at top center, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. 13.
SG No. 26 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 287Bahamas, 1916, 5d orange & black, double overprint, o.g., lightly hinged, rich colors and exceptionally fresh, Very Fine; with 1974 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. E1a.
SG No. S1a £800 ($1,140).
Lot 288Bahamas, 1916, 5d orange & black, inverted overprint, full o.g., attractive centering, strong bright colors, fresh and Very Fine, a handsome example of this rare overprint variety, it is thought that only 30 examples of this error were printed; with 2012 Sismondo certificate. SG No. S1c £1,300 ($1,850).
Scott No. E1b $1,750.
Lot 289Bahrain, 1934, 3a+1½a KGV Registration Envelope, entire to Sacramento, Cal., uprated with 1938-41, 3a yellow green pair (26) + 3a6p ultramarine pair (27) + 1r brown & slate (32) + 1942-44, 3p-2a + 4a + 8a-12a KGVI issues (38-45, 48, 50-51), all tied by "Bahrain, 24 Jy, 45" cds's, matching registry and "By Air" handstamps, Lagos, Nigeria and Miami, Fla. transit date stamp; l4a with some facial scuffs, otherwise Very Fine, a colorful 12-color franking on a registration entire.
Higgins and Gage No. C1 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 290Barbados, 1892, ½d on 1d pink, small type II surcharge, entire registered to Woodford, England, uprated with 1885, 4d brown + ½d on 4d brown (S.G. 98+104) tied by "Barbados, No 15, 93" cds's., registry etiquette and "R" handstamp additionally tying 4d, London transit, Very Fine, a rare surcharge variety.
Higgins and Gage No. B2 var. Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 291Barbados, 1892, ½d dull green, in combination with 1892, 1d carmine rose, pair uprating on 2d blue registration entire to Tientsin, China, all tied by "Barbados, Fe 22, 02" cds's, registry etiquette and transit backstamps including N.Y., Tacoma Wash. and Shanghai, Very Fine. SG No. 106+107.
Scott No. 71+72 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 292Barbados, Semi-Postal, 1907, 1d on 2d slate black & orange, no period after "1d", two singles, second and fifth stamp in combination with normal Semi-Postal, 1907, 1d on 2d slate black & orange, three singles (153) on registered cover to St. Louis, Mo., all tied by "Barbados, R.L.O., Apr 26, 07" cds's, registry etiquette and receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce error combination on registry cover.
SG No. 153e Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 293Bechuanaland, Registration 1899, 4d blue, entire to Gaberones, uprated with 1897, 2d grey green & carmine (S.G. 62) tied by "1159" barred oval with bold "Lobatsi, B.P., 23/10/00" origin cds alongside, reverse with "Gaberones Station" postmark canceling indicia and receiving postmark, Very Fine and choice, a very rare registration usage from Lobatsi.
Higgins and Gage No. C7 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 294British Central Africa, 1897, 1d black & ultramarine, singles uprating on two 1895, 1d "Internal" postal cards from Fort Johnston; 1900 usage to Trotha, Germany with message datelined from Kota Kota, Lake Nyassa, other a 1901 usage to Brussels, Belgium with Zanzibar transit and arrival cds on face; former with small edge tear, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. 43.
SG No. 43 Estimate $300 - 400.