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Cape of Good Hope to Straits Settlements

Lots 1750-1759 Lots 1760-1769 Lots 1770-1774

Lot 1750 /o   

Cape of Good Hope, 1853 "Triangular", Perkins Bacon printing, 1d & 6d issues, group of nine stamps; 4 1d issues including pair and 5 6d singles, most with manuscript cancels (most likely revenue), two with double circle date stamps and a 6d unused no gum, full margins throughout, F.-V.F. or better. SG No. 3//7 (no photo).
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 1751 ()   

Cape of Good Hope, 1861 "Wood Block", 1d vermilion, without gum, margins mostly ample to touching at bottom right, strong bold color, light pressed crease, F.-V.F. appearance, an attractive and extremely rare unused example of the 1861 1d Woodblock Provisional issue. Scott No. 7.
SG No. 13    £17,000 ($20,910).

Realized: $950

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Lot 1752 o   

Cape of Good Hope, 1861 "Wood Block", 1d vermilion, bar grid cancel, portion of design and margins expertly added, Very Fine appearance, still an affordable example of this rare stamp. Scott No. 7.
SG No. 13    £2,750 ($3,380).

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Lot 1753 o   

Cape of Good Hope, 1861 "Wood Block", 4d blue, bar cancel, margins large to clear, rich color, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance. Scott No. 9b $3,500.
SG No. 14d    £3,250 ($4,000).

Realized: $750

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Lot 1754 o   

Ceylon, 1859, Queen Victoria, 8d brown, imperf, Large Star watermark, grid cancel, full ample margins, deep bold color, Very Fine. Scott No. 8.
SG No. 7    £1,500 ($1,840).

Realized: $250

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Lot 1755 o   

East Africa & Uganda, 1919, King George V, 4¢ on 6¢ scarlet, surcharge inverted, light town cancel, rich color, Very Fine. Scott No. 62d.
SG No. 64c    £450 ($550).

Realized: $200

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Lot 1756    

Falkland Islands, 1878 London, England to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, folded letter franked with G.B. 1873, 6d gray (S.G. 147) and tied by "London, E.C., No 22, 78" cds and bar duplex, bold red "1d" London handstamp showing a 1 pence "Colonial" fee due the Falkland Islands, discernible "Falkland Islands" post office receiving date stamp at center (Barnes F.1), Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

This letter likely left Southampton November 27, 1878 on the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company’s "Tamar", arriving at Montevideo on December 27, 1878. The Falkland Islands Company branch packet schooner was likely the "Black Hawk", arriving in Port Stanley on February 9, 1879. The addressee, J. Gerard, was the American Consul in Port Stanley at the time.

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Lot 1757    

Falkland Islands, 1923, King George V, 2d deep brown purple, horizontal pair, tied by "Falkland Islands, 16 Sp" cds (Barnes F.4F) on 1927 formula registered entire to New York, N.Y., Stanley registry etiquette and London transit, receiving backstamps, Very Fine. Scott No. 43.
SG No. 75    Estimate $300 - 400.

The foreign letter rate was 2½d for the first ounce and 1½d for each additional ounce. The registry fee was 3d. Assuming this was a double weight letter, for a total of 4d with the 3d registry fee paid in coin.

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Lot 1758 E   

Falkland Islands, 1938, King George VI Views Issue, photographic essays, 5 items; includes 5 photographic reproductions of George Roberts' essays from signed negatives for the 1sh, 2sh6d, 5sh, 10sh and £1 denominations, essays stamp sized but with surround untrimmed, showing mounting on board and other background detail, and brown matt presentation card with five stamp sized photographic reproductions of George Roberts' essays of the same denominations above, Roberts signed and dated "19/11/36" below, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $625

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Lot 1759    

Fiji, 1871, Times Express, 9d black on rose, laid bâtonné paper, comma after "EXPRESS", position 22, in vertical se-tenant pair with 1871, Times Express, 1d black on rose, laid bâtonné paper, full o.g., irregular margins at sides, Very Fine and choice, ex- W. Frazer and Sir Gawaine Baillie. SG No. 8a, 5.
Scott No. 9a, 6    Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.

A REMARKABLE 1D AND 9D SE-TENANT PAIR COMBINATION - A GREAT FIJI TIMES EXPRESS ISSUE RARITY.

Realized: $10,000

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