Lot 1101Gambia, 1874, 6d deep blue. O.g., large margins, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. 4.
SG No. 7 £325 ($510).
Lot 1102German East Africa, 1917, 1c-50r King George V definitives complete. O.g., lightly hinged overall (few h.r.'s), bright colors and lovely overall freshness, F.-V.F. Scott No. N106-N122 $842.
SG No. 45-62 £800 ($1,256).
Lot 1103Gilbert & Ellice Islands, 1924, £1 purple and black on red. O.g., very lightly hinged, brilliant color and freshness, Extremely Fine, a striking stamp. Scott No. 26 $650.
SG No. 24 £550 ($863).
Lot 1104Gilbert & Ellice Islands, Christmas Island, 1936, 10c Coconut Plantation issue, block of four. Tied through perfs by central purple "Christmas Island, Local Postage, Sep 30, 1936" cds on American Museum of Natural History corner card cover to West, Nyack, N.Y., endorsed "Pacific Expedition 1936, Chris Olsen", additionally franked with U.S. 3¢ S.B. Anthony + 25¢ Transpacific tied by "Hilo, Hawaii, Dec 29, 1936" duplex cancel, receiving backstamp; couple small nicks affecting left stamps in block, otherwise Very Fine, a very usual multiple usage of the Christmas Island Coconut Plantation local.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Sender Chris Olsen was one of the artists and principle members of the 1936-37 Second Templeton Crocker American Museum Expedition to the Pacific Ocean.
Lot 1105Grenada, Grenada October 5, 1797. Dateline on folded letter to Ary, Scotland, scarce "Ramesgate Ship Lre" two line handstamp and manuscript rate; cover edge tears and refolded at left, otherwise F.-V.F.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1106Hong Kong, 1864, 8¢ bright orange. Cancelled by "B62" barred oval ghs on 1868 cover top Bombay, India, magenta manuscript "4" pence rate, reverse with "Hong Kong, Oc 19, 68" origin and "Bombay, No 10" receiving cds's, Siemssen & Co. company date stamp; cover slightly reduced at left, F.-V.F. SG No. 11b.
Scott No. 13a Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1107Hong Kong, Postcard Stamp, 1879, 3¢ on 16¢ yellow. On complete original postcard, bright and fresh, card with very minor corner wear, still Very Fine. Scott No. 35A $400.
SG No. P1 £350 ($550).
Lot 1108Hong Kong, 1903, 10¢ blue and lilac on blue. Tied by "Victoria, Hong Kong, 4 Ju, 04" cds on Société Artistic corner card cover to Aarau, Switzerland, in combination with China 10¢ Imperial Post tied by local Swatow origin cds, receiving backstamps; light toning around China 10¢, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 76 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1109Hong Kong, 1903, $10 slate & orange on blue. Full o.g., fairly light hinging, precision centering, bright color and very fresh, Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful mint high value. Scott No. 85 $1,200.
SG No. 76 £1,200 ($1,884).
Lot 1110Hong Kong, 1912, $10 purple & black on red. O.g., barest trace of hinge, rich colors on bright paper, fresh and F.-V.F. Scott No. 124 $650.
SG No. 116 £600 ($942).