Lot 2511Cape of Good Hope, 1877, "Hope Seated" 6d violet, tied by "1" oval grid cancel on all-over hand illustrated cover to Stoke-Newington, England, matching "Cape Town, Aug 13 78, Cape Colony" cds, reverse with red London (9.4) arrival cds; couple top edge tear and no flap, Very Fine. SG No. 25b.
Scott No. 18 Estimate $500 - 750.
This spectacular Cape of Good hope illustrated cover was illustrated on the front cover of Postal History, No. 214, 1980 2nd Qtr.
Lot 2512Ceylon, 1857, Queen Victoria, 5d chestnut, imperf, Large Star watermark, full o.g., margins ful to just touching at top left, rich deep color, fresh and Fine. Scott No. 6.
SG No. 5 £1,600 ($2,280).
Lot 2513Gibraltar, 1912, King Edward VII, 6d dull purple & bright purple, tied by "Gibralter, Registered, 2 My, 13" oval date stamp on registered cover to Hannover, Germany, registry etiquette and appropriate transit backstamps, Very Fine. SG No. 70.
Scott No. 56a Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2514Gilbert & Ellice Islands, 1935-39, ½d//3d Issue on Covers, interesting selection of (3), with local and Int'l usage; Abaiang to Ocean Island, Fanning Island to Chingford, England and registered G&I Colony to Iroquois Falls, Canada, all with nice backstamps, clean group, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 14, 17, 33, 35 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2515 ()Grenada, 1883, Queen Victoria, ½d orange & green, unsevered pair, without gum, choice centering, rich color, Very Fine; with 2016 A.P.S. certificate. Scott No. 14a $5,000.
SG No. 28a £4,500 for o.g. ($6,410).
A RARE UNUSED UNSEVERED PAIR OF THE 1883 ½D QV ISSUE.
Lot 2516Hong Kong, 1896, Queen Victoria, 4¢ slate gray, Crown CA watermark, tied by "Hong Kong, Jy 20, 98" cds on post card to Bad Kreignach, Germany, in combination with China 1897, 4c brown tied by "Canton, Jul 19, 98" dollar chop cds; some light card staining at upper left, otherwise Very Fine. SG No. 34. Yang No. 50.
Scott No. 38 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2517Hong Kong, 1948, King George VI Silver Wedding complete, margin singles, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, a Very Fine set. Scott No. 178-179.
SG No. 171/172 £329 for hinged ($470).
Lot 2518India, 1905 Hand Illustrated Cover, featuring a Knight in Full Armor Mounting His Horse as He's Leaving a Castle via a Drawbridge skillfully executed in pen & ink; franked with a 1a Edward tied by Peshawar cds, to England; minor edge toning, Very Fine and attractive, a scarce Indian illustrated cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2519India, 1937, King George VI, 2r & 10r high values, gutter blocks of 40 (2r vertically separated with gutter block of 16 intact), o.g., never hinged, strong colors, Very Fine. Scott No. 163.
SG No. 260 £2,320 ($3,300).
Lot 2520Kenya & Uganda, 1922, King George V, 1s green, in combination with 1922, 20c bright orange, two singles on reverse and 1922, 5c green on front of 45c registration entire to Austria, all tied by "Jinja, Registered, 6 Fe, 32" cds's, registry etiquette and reverse with Kampala and other transit backstamps; small trivial corner opening nick, Very Fine. SG No. 87.
Scott No. 29 Estimate $100 - 150.