Lot 2430Bahamas, 1863, Queen Victoria, 4d bright rose, perf 12½, tied by "AO5" oval grid, "Bahamas, JA 5, 1871" double-arc origin backstamp, red crayon "4" pence credit rating, reverse with St. Thomas (2.12) transit and Kingston (2.23) arrival cds, bold "1" pence due handstamp, "Returned / Letter Branch / 4 MY 71 / Jamaica" framed postmark and red "UNCLAIMED" script handstamp, Very Fine and rare use. SG No. 26.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2431Bahamas, 1882, Queen Victoria, 1d scarlet vermilion, perf 14, o.g., intensely rich color, Fine and attractive; with 1965 R.P.S.L. certificate. Scott No. 20.
SG No. 42 £475 ($680).
Lot 2432Barbados, 1873, "Britannia", 5s dull rose, o.g., strong vibrant color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful mint example, ex-Sir Gawaine Baillie; with 2007 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 43.
SG No. 64 £950 ($1,350).
Lot 2433Barbados, Postal Reply Card, 1883-86, 1½d + 1½d lilac on cream, cancelled by "Barbados, OC 13 90" duplex to San Jose, Costa Rica, purple Limon (10.24) arrival cds, reverse with blue "Transito Colon" circular handstamp, reply card unused, Very Fine. Higgins and Gage No. 5.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2434Batum, 1919, 10k on 10k on 7k light blue, o.g., lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine; signed Stolow.
Scott No. 10 $975.
Lot 2435Bechuanaland, 1897, "Bechuanaland Protectorate" on Great Britain (Queen Victoria) 6d purple on rose red, used with ½d blue green (75) and 1d lilac (70), each tied by "Kanye, JY 6 04, Bechuanaland" cds on registered gray cover to Windhuk, German Southwest Africa.
Scott No. 74 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 2436Bechuanaland, 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 $500 - 750.
Lot 2437British East Africa, 1895, "British East Africa" on 3a black on dull red, left margin horizontal pair, tied by "Mombasa, Dec 23, 95" postmarks on registered cover to Zanzibar, matching registry handstamp and receiving backstamp, Very Fine. SG No. 37.
Scott No. 42 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2438British East Africa, 1896, Queen Victoria, 2½a deep blue, inverted "S" in "Annas", tied by blue "Mombasa, 12 Oc, 98" cds with second strike below on cover from the White Fathers to their leader in Algeria, in combination with Uganda 1896, 2a black, marginal pair (S.G. 56) canceled by purple "Smith Mackenzie & Co., Mombasa" oval handstamp, reverse with Zanzibar and Suez transit and Algeria (13.11) arrival cds; some minor cover staining, otherwise Very Fine, the earliest recorded use of the Smith Mackenzie & Co. oval handstamp, ex-Krieger. Scott No. 76a.
SG No. 68b Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A VERY RARE BRITISH EAST AFRICA AND UGANDA COMBINATION FRANK USAGE TO ALGERIA.
Uganda postage was only valid within the colony until it joined the UPU in 1901. Foreign mail required postage of a UPU member, British East Africa (BEA). The Uganda mail rate to BEA was 4 annas per oz. while the BEA and UPU rates were 2½a per ½oz. Initially the BEA postage was added in Mombasa requiring mailers to maintain accounts there.
Lot 2439 oBritish Guiana, 1852, Waterlow Litho Issue, 1¢ black on magenta, neat "Demerara" split ring cancel, large margins and strong paper color, tiny thin and creasing only slightly showing in right margin, Very Fine appearance, a lovely example of this classic rarity. Scott No. 6 $6,750.
SG No. 9 £5,500 ($7,830).