Lot 1035Bahamas, 1884-90, Queen Victoria, 1d-£1 complete, o.g., bright colors, a Very Fine set. SG No. 47/57.
Scott No. 27-32 $483.
Lot 1036Bahamas, 1936-39, Cat Cay, Bahamas covers, group of 11 covers with the the fancy marlin fish cancellation bearing a range of frankings struck in blue and black; few stamp flaws, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Cat Cay was a sub post office situated in the Bimini Islands. The island was purchased by L. Walsey who built the Cat Cay Club, famous for marlin and tuna fishing.
Lot 1037Bahrain, 1940-41, Bahrain to the United States via Pacific Clipper, two censored covers to Houston Texas, both with censor handstamps, one with purple "Via B.O.A.C. to Auckland, Pan American Airways, to Sanfrancisco" three-line flight cachet; one with small opening tear, F.-V.F. and interesting pair.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1038Bechuanaland, 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 $400 - 600.
Lot 1039Bermuda, 1875, Queen Victoria, 1d on 3d yellow buff, full o.g., strong bright color, very fresh, Very Fine. SG No. 16.
Scott No. 14 $550.
Lot 1040British East Africa, 1890, Arms of the Company, ½a-5r complete, o.g., strong to rich colors throughout, F.-V.F. Scott No. 14-30.
SG No. 4/9, 11/19 £550 ($720).
Lot 1041Burma, 1940 Censored Covers to China, group of 4 censored covers with different frankings, two sent directly to Hangchow, other two sent to Shanghai and forwarded to Hangkow, also includes one 1940 cover from Burma censored to the United States; few flaws but interesting group, F.-V.F.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1042New Brunswick, 1860, 5¢ brown, unissued, nicely centered with large margins, scissor trimmed perfs at right, Very Fine for this difficult stamp, ex-Foxbridge. SG No. 13.
Scott No. 5 $16,000.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ CONNELL.
A printing of 500,000 stamps bearing the head of Charles Connell, the Postmaster General of New Brunswick from 1858 was made with the set of definitives for issue on May 1st 1860. The order had been placed in December 1859 together with that for the other values. After printing, the design was not approved by the Council and a 5¢ stamp bearing the Queen's portrait was ordered. Owing to the episode, Charles Connell resigned his office of Postmaster General in May 1860. He paid the bill of £56 6s. From evidence known so far, these stamps were never issued for postage, no used examples have been found. The bulk of the printing was destroyed.
Lot 1043Newfoundland, 1887, 2¢ red orange, in combination with 1894, ½¢ black + 1897, 1¢-2¢ Pictorials + 1897-98, ½¢-3¢ Pictorials on registered cover to Germany, all tied by grid handstamps with matching "Heart's Content, Nfld., Fe 28, 99" cds, reverse with railway transit and receiving postmarks; cover tear at bottom right, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 48+58+61-62+78-83 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1044Newfoundland, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight, block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh with rich color, Very Fine. SG No. 221 £1,000 for hinged singles ($1,310).
Scott No. C12 $1,700 for singles.