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SPINK LONDON

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The Chartwell Collection

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28 June 2011 • London I VOL. 1

COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS COINS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS

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Coins, Stamps, Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares, Autographs & Books

Group Chairman and CEO Olivier Stocker Your Specialists Stamps Tim Hirsch David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Charles Shreve Chris Anderson George Eveleth Ed Robinson Andrew Titley Coins Paul Dawson Richard Bishop Julie-Morgane Lecoindre William MacKay Arthur Bryant John Pett Stephen Goldsmith Jim Fitzgerald Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin Thomas Tesoriero Banknotes, Bonds & Shares Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Francesca Girelli Stephen Goldsmith Jim Fitzgerald Matthew Orsini Autographs Robert Litzenberger Orders, Decorations, Medals & Militaria Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys Books Philip Skingley Rebecca Mason

AUCTION CALENDAR

Guy Croton

Your Europe Team Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Timothy Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction and Client Management Team Emily Johnston Miroslava Adusei-Poku Luca Borgo Phillipa Brown Finance Alison Bennet Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird Shyam Padhiar IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Segun Magbagbeola Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe

2011 Stamps 25/26 May 8 June 28 June 29 June 30 June 13 July 14 July July (TBA) 25 September 12 October 18 October 9 November Late November 6 December

The Rolfe E. Wyer Collection of French Colonies Dr. Robert Towers Collection of British Empire The Chartwell Collection - British Empire The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain Line-Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers, Part I The Pasha Collection of Islamic Stamps and Postal History Summer Collector’s Series Sale, featuring India and St Helena The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo Stamps Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale Fine Stamps & Covers of South East Asia including the Stolz Collection Part II The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain Surface Printed Issues Pearls of Arabian Philately Autumn Collector’s Series Sale The “Agathon” Collection of the First Issue of Russia The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain King Edward VII Essays, Proofs and Issued Stamps

New York London London

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London London London London New York Singapore London London London London

11027 11028 11029 11030 11016 11031 11037 11033 11034

London

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Banknotes 20/21 May 27/28 September 8 December

Texas Numismatic Association Sale World Banknotes World Banknotes

Fort Worth London London

11019 11020

Bonds and Shares 20/21 May 20 May 21 October

Texas Numismatic Association Sale Bonds & Share Certificates of the World Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

Fort Worth London London

11006 11022

Coins 20/21 May 22/23 June 6 October 1 December

Texas Numismatic Association Sale Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Fort Worth London London London

11009 11023 11024

Medals 21 July 24 November

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

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Your America Team President Charles Shreve Finance & Operations Manager Sam Qureshi Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Auction Administration Rick Penko Patricia Gardner Marketing & Design James McGuire Emily Cowin William Jackson Shawn Barnes Clyde Townsend Administration Ingrid Qureshi Mary Gottberg Kisha Townsend Auctioneer Tracy Shreve Your Asia Team Gary Tan

The above sale dates are subject to change Our Environmental Commitment: Paper from Sustainable Forests and Non Hazardous Ink For centuries Spink and its employees have been preserving and curating collectable items. We now wish to play a modest role in preserving our planet, as well as the heritage of collectables, so future generations may enjoy both. We insist that our printers source all paper used in the production of Spink catalogues from FSC registered suppliers (for further information on the FSC standard please visit fsc.org) and use inks containing non hazardous ingredients. Spink recycle all ecological material used on our premises and we would encourage you to recycle your catalogue once you have finished with it.

Spink offers the following services Valuations for insurance and probate for individual items or whole collections. Sales on a commission basis either of individual pieces or whole collections.


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The Chartwell Collection of British Empire Tuesday 28 June 2011 at 2.30 p.m. 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET, UK and on

In sending commission bids or making enquiries, this sale should be referred to as PEROT - 11026

Spink: 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET Vat No: GB 791627108 Telephone: 020 7563 4000 Fax: 020 7563 4066

Web Site: For more information about Spink services, forthcoming sales and sales results you can access the Spink web site at www.spink.com

Purchase a catalogue: Please telephone 020 7563 4080 or fax 020 7563 4085 or e-mail catalogues@spink.com for details.

Viewing at 69 Southampton Row: Friday 24 June 2011 Monday 27 June 2011

10.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m. 10.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.

YOUR SPINK TEAM FOR THIS SALE For your questions about the sale lots: Tim Hirsch +44 (0)20 7563 4001 / thirsch@spink.com Guy Croton +44 (0)20 7563 4074 / gcroton@spink.com David Parsons +44 (0)20 7563 4072 / dparsons@spink.com For your bids: Miroslava Adusei-Poku +44 (0)20 7563 4020 Fax: +44 (0)20 7563 4037 auctionteam@spink.com For your internet bidding: Segun Magbagbeola +44 (0)20 7563 4090 / segun@spink.com For your payment: Shyam Padhiar +44 (0)20 7563 4023 / spadhiar@spink.com For your VAT enquiries: John Winchcombe +44 (0)20 7563 4101 / jwinchcombe@spink.com

Buyers please note: Purchased lots will not be released until payment has been received in full, unless an extended payment and collection term has been agreed in writing before the sale takes place. Late payments will incur interest, as stated in clause 5.10.1.1 of our terms and conditions printed in the back of this catalogue, and until full payment is received title to all purchased lots remain with the vendor.

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Spink is pleased to be entering its fifth year using Spink Live, the internet bidding service which has revolutionized the way in which our clients bid at auction. If you have not already had the opportunity to try this state-of-the-art bidding tool feel free to contact us today for personal assistance in getting started. We are very proud of how the programme has developed over the years and are looking forward to a record breaking year in 2011. For more information contact Segun Magbagbeola today Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4090 Email: segun@spink.com

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Extensions Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by Spink, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the lot for the purposes of Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business; Condition 17 shall thereafter apply accordingly. Notice of a request for an expert opinion must give the reason why such is required and specify the identity of the expert which will be subject to the agreement of Spink. All lots for which Certificates of Authenticity are desired must be submitted by Spink to the Expert Committee for choice.

Buyers are reminded that any lot(s) purchased “on extension” are subject to payment in accordance with our normal Terms & Conditions of Business. Settlement of any lots on extension should be made at the time of invoice payment. Overdue accounts are subject to interest charges. Extensions requested on account of condition will not normally be accepted for expert opinions. Any Lot described as having faults or defects may not be returned should a certificate cite other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description. Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the lot. It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.

Notes Concerning Descriptions GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description: mint unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in part or entirely removed. part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged unmounted mint original gum as issued unused without gum COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one or two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return. entire letter complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion entire the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents cover an envelope

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unmounted mint unused used block of four block larger than four used on cover, entire letter, etc. on piece variety, varieties catalogue, catalogue value circular datestamp

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datestamp handstamp air mail specimen cancelled essay proof forgery reprint

References Catalogue values and numbers are those taken from the latest available edition. The use of Gibbons Specialised catalogues in Great Britain sales is clearly indicated. Where other catalogues are used they are mentioned by name.

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Dear Clients and Friends, It is with great pleasure that we present this catalogue to you today. At Spink, we continually receive collections that leave a lasting impression on all of us. The Chartwell Collection is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the biggest “wow” moments we have ever experienced here at Southampton Row. When the collection arrived in London it was amazing to watch as our specialists turned the pages of what may be one of the finest philatelic collections of our time. Eighty four albums were opened, examined and taken in and it was wonderful to see the faces of the Spink team as treasure after treasure was revealed. While we were of course pleased to have the opportunity to catalogue such prestigious material, our thoughts immediately turned to the wonderful collections which would absorb these philatelic gems. The vast majority of the Chartwell Collection is fresh to the marketplace with many items never before seen at auction. In fact, it contains items many of you have waited years to see for sale in an auction catalogue. In this catalogue alone we have one of the most prized pieces of world philately, the elusive “Post Office Mauritius”. This particular example is one of the finest in private hands and has graced famous collections such as Moens, Rothschild, Ferrary and Burrus. The rarities in each sale will almost certainly find great new homes in existing collections, however we expect these beautiful items will also attract some newcomers to the British Empire and Great Britain marketplace. We have nine sales in total to look forward to over the next 18 months and we are at your disposal should you wish to discuss any aspect of The Chartwell Collection or perhaps questions in starting to build a new philatelic collection. Enjoy reading through the catalogue and see you in the auction room! Kindest regards,

Olivier Stocker ostocker@spink.com

Timothy Hirsch thirsch@spink.com

Guy Croton gcroton@spink.com

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CHARTWELL Collection The Chartwell Collection was formed by one man with a great passion for collecting, Sir Humphrey Cripps. Sir Humphrey, the custodian of the collection, was both a great English businessman and philanthropist, but also an enthusiastic philatelist. Educated a Northampton Town and County Grammar School, it was during this period that Sir Humphrey first displayed a passion for collecting. After his death, his children found a shoebox in the back of his wardrobe. Upon opening the lid they discovered thousands of train tickets bundled and carefully placed in the box. Sir Humphrey had retained every train ticket from his time at school and kept them hidden away in perfect chronological order. These were memories of his past and a clear indicator of the true collector he would become. After graduating, Sir Humphrey continued his education at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he read Natural Sciences. On completion of his education, he joined the family firm, Pianoforte Supplies Limited. Sir Humphrey’s personal drive would see him rise to Managing Director of his family’s company in 1960 and Chairman in 1979. Along the way, Sir Humphrey also picked up several other passions. First and foremost, he was a charitable man and at every turn in his business progression he would channel funds regularly into the family charitable foundation. The Cripps Foundation was established in 1956 by the Cripps family and has made huge gifts to universities, colleges, schools, churches, hospitals and museums. Many Cambridge Colleges have benefitted from this generosity, as well as Sir Cyril Humphrey Cripps the Fitzwilliam Museum. Residential Courts at St John’s College, Magdalene College, Selwyn College, Queen’s College and the University of Nottingham are named after the Cripps family. His former school also benefitted. The construction of many facilities were made possible through its generous donations. Sir Humphrey was knighted in 1989, having been High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1987 and then Deputy Lieutenant of the County. Sir Humphrey began collecting stamps in the 1950’s and soon became an insatiable collector focussing firstly on all aspects of Great Britain philately and secondly selected stamps of certain countries of the British Empire. Sir Humphrey travelled frequently on business and his interest in stamps went with him. For example, Sir Humphrey regularly visited Bermuda, hence the three Perots and other Bermuda rarities in the collection. The Great Britain collection, housed in over 80 volumes covers all reigns and all aspects of this fascinating area of philately replete with wonderful essays, proofs, rare stamps and covers throughout. It is hard to believe that this collection was all put together by just one dedicated collector. Spink are proud and indeed honoured to have been chosen to sell through auction the extraordinary Chartwell Collection.

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Auction Schedule 2011 28 June 2011

British Empire

29 June 2011

Great Britain Line-Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers, Part I

12 October 2011

Great Britain Surface-Printed Issues

6 December 2011

Great Britain King Edward VII Essays, Proofs and Issued Stamps 2012

16 February 2012

Great Britain Line-Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers, Part II

3 May 2012

Great Britain King George V including Seahorses

5 July 2012

Great Britain Line-Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers, Part III

19 September 2012

Great Britain King George VI, King Edward VIII and Queen Elizabeth II Essays, Proofs and Stamps

12 December 2012

Great Britain Line-Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers, Part IV

Please note the above dates can be altered at any time. With a limited run of hard bound full colour auction catalogues produced for this series of quality auctions, which will become a must have and valuable reference for years to come, the demand will be very strong. Every collector on our extensive mailing list will receive a soft bound copy of the catalogues free of charge, however there will be a limited edition numbered and hard bound edition of each sale available for a special purchase price of £50 per catalogue. Catalogues will be sold on a first come first served basis. For further information on these amazing sales please contact Guy Croton in our Stamp Department who will be happy to help with any enquiries. Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4074 Email: gcroton@spink.com

Please note that the Buyer’s premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each Lot up to and including £3,000 and 17% of the excess of the hammer price above £3,000.

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BRITISH EMPIRE BERMUDA Crowned Circle Handstamps Hamilton 1



1851 (27 Jan.) entire letter to Haven Connecticut, rated “8” and showing a superb strike of the Crowned Circle “paid/at/hamilton. bermuda” h.s. in red at upper left, U.S. “steam/ship” h.s. followed by “new york/5 cts” datestamp for 3 February at right, the reverse with a superb strike of the “hamilton/bermuda” c.d.s. in red with second “1” of “1851” inverted; a couple of light filing creases clear of the Crowned Circle h.s. A clean and most attractive example of this scarce handstamp. S.G. CC3, £3,750

£1,500-2,000

PROVENANCE: Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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1856 (3 Mar.) envelope to Halifax, Nova Scotia, rated “4” and showing a largely fine strike of the Crowned Circle “PAID/AT/HAMILTON. BERMUDA” h.s. (P2) in red at left, the reverse showing superb “HAMILTON/BERMUDA” c.d.s. (PM4) in red and with small part indistinct arrival oval d.s.; the envelope fractionally fore-shortened at left and with the Crowned Circle just affected by a small area of discolouration, nevertheless a scarce destination for Hamilton Crowned Circles with a large majority being addressed to the U.K. S.G. CC3, £3,750

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE: Senator Henry Hicks, September 1975

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1851 (5 Mar.) envelope to Scotland, rated “1/-” and showing an over-inked strike of the Crowned Circle “PAID/AT IRELAND ISLE BERMUDA” (P2) in red at lower left corner, “IRELAND ISLE/BERMUDA” despatch c.d.s. (PM5) at upper right corner alongside faint London Paid c.d.s. (25.3), arrival c.d.s. (26.3) on reverse; small portion of envelope torn away at top, well away from any of the postal markings. An attractive example of this rare handstamp, being the fifth earliest strike recorded by Forand and Freeland. S.G. CC2, £7,000

£2,000-2,500

Note: This cover was carried per “Ospray” (5.3) to Halifax (10.3), and packet “Europa” (14.3) to Liverpool (23.3) PROVENANCE: Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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1859 (8 Sept.) envelope to England, marked “Paid” and showing a fine strike of the Crowned Circle “PAID/AT/IRELAND ISLE/BERMUDA” h.s. (P2) in red at lower left corner and “6d” h.s. in red at upper right corner, the reverse with “IRELAND ISLE/BERMUDA” c.d.s. (PM5), Castle Eden Station (4.10) and Ferry Hill arrival c.d.s. (4.10); some minor traces of foxing in places though an attractive example of this rare handstamp, and the first example recorded by Forand and Freeland showing the “6d” handstamp. S.G. CC2, £7,000

£2,500-3,000

Note: This cover was carried per “Delta” (9.9) to Halifax (13.9), and per packet “Europa” to Liverpool (2.10) PROVENANCE: Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 2, April 1979

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1851 (28 Feb.) entire letter to New York, showing a superb strike of the Crowned Circle “PAID/AT/ST. GEORGES BERMUDA” h.s. in red alongside circular-framed “5” U.S. rate h.s., the reverse with a fine strike of the “ST. GEORGES/BERMUDA” c.d.s. (PM5) across join; traces of creasing not affecting fine appearance. Rare with only seventeen of the St. Georges Crowned Circle handstamp recorded by Forland and Freeland, this being the second latest recorded date of use. S.G. CC1, £7,500

£3,000-3,500

PROVENANCE: R.H. Urwick, October 1964 Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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THE POSTMASTERS’ STAMPS WILLIAM BENNETT PEROT William Bennett Perot (1791-1871) was born in Bermuda. He was appointed Postmaster of Hamilton in 1818, when 27 years old, and remained in the position until 1862. It is believed that he received an annual salary of £70, plus postage money, though there is no record in the official Blue Books of any salary being paid to him prior to 1842. In 1843 he received £50 per year rising to £100 by 1858 Perot first carried out Post Office business in Queen St. (now the Public Library), later building an annex on the street itself, into which he moved his office, and this remained the Hamilton Post Office until the Colony erected a building for the purpose in 1869 From 1818 postmasters were permitted to retain any postage paid at their respective offices on inland mail. When the Post Office was closed a slot was provided in the door for mail to be posted with the necessary sum for postage. Monies received and the number of letters did not always tally. Being required to forward all the mail, and rather than penalize those who had been honest, some mail was inevitably sent free, a situation resulting in the postmaster being cheated of part of his income. It was to counter this fraud that in 1848 William Perot introduced his “stamps”. He took his postmarking datestamp and removed the date plugs except for the year. He then struck it, using black ink, several times on pieces of paper. He then wrote the words “One Penny” above the year date and signed them “W B Perot” below the date. Sometime between 7 May and 16 May 1849 the ink colour was changed to red and that colour alone was used at Hamilton until 1865 During 1852 Perot took temporary leave of absence and was replaced by his assistant, Robert Ward. During this period the post office was moved to Ward’s residence Remarkably Perot’s “stamps” did not become known to philatelists until 1897, some fifty years after they were first used. Other examples were discovered over the years up until 1934 when Captain M.D. James produced a “pair” of the red on white stamps dated 1853. These were subsequently separated later that year.

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W.B. Perot’s First Issue at Hamilton 1853 1d. Red on Thick, White Paper

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1853 Perot’s First Issue at Hamilton, 1d. red on thick, white paper cut irregularly to shape; shallow thin towards left side which in no way effects the very fine appearance of this iconic stamp. S.G. O3, £110,000

£60,000-80,000

Note: Only eleven examples of Perot’s First Issue are recorded with six struck in red and five struck in black. Of the six struck in red one is known affixed to an entire letter, dated 16 April 1855, in the hand of banker N. Butterfield of Hamilton, and is addressed to B. Wilson Higgs at St. George’s Of the other five struck in red the stamp offered above is considered to be one of the finest PROVENANCE: 1918: The third of five examples discovered in Bermuda among the family papers of Miss Frances Trott 1922: Acquired by Alfred H. Caspary 1957: Alfred H. Caspary, Sale 9 (14 May). Lot 190, $5,000. Purchased by Vahun Mozian 1969: Acquired by Claude Cartier and subsequently bought for the current owner LITERATURE: Alfred Smith “Alfred Smith’s Monthly Circular”, July 1897, Bath M.H. Ludington, “The Postal History and Stamps of Bermuda”, March 1978, Massachusetts L.N. and M. Williams, “Stamps of Fame”, 1953, London L.N. and M. Williams “Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps”, Vol. 1 “The Stories”, 1993 Geneva L.N. and M. Williams “Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps”, Vol. 2 “The Biographies”, 1997 Geneva

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W.B. Perot’s Second Issue at Hamilton The design for the Second Perot Issue had been known to have been used by James Thies at St. Georges for over fifty years, and also by William Perot as a handstamp on prepaid overseas mail between 1845 and 1861 Perot’s Second Issue appears on letters dated in March and April 1861, some months after his appointment as a member of the House of Assembly Perot’s Second Issue bore no indication of value as the First Issue had, and for this issue Perot thought it necessary to cancel each stamp with a pen cross The discovery of this Second Issue was made in 1946 when the wife of Mr. Arthur D. Price presented it to him as a Christmas present. She had obtained it from a dealer who thought it might be of interest to a Bermuda specialist

1853 (1d.) Carmine-Red Crowned Circle on Bluish Laid Paper

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1861 Perot’s Second Issue at Hamilton, (1d.) Carmine-Red Crowned Circle “PAID/AT/HAMILTON. BERMUDA” struck on bluish laid paper, neatly cancelled with a pen cross and affixed on 1861 (9 Mar.) envelope to “Miss Hurst Care of W. Evans Esq. Somerset” and showing a part strike of the “HAMILTON/BERMUDA” c.d.s. at left. Exceptionally rare, being one of only five examples recorded, and one of only two known on cover, this example being the earliest and, in our opinion, the finest. S.G. O6, £80,000

Note: Two covers are recorded bearing this Postmasters’ provisional stamp, both being to the same addressee. The second example became separated from the envelope it was originally used on. Morris Ludington discovered the stamp. Some years later he acquired the original envelope from which the stamp had been removed PROVENANCE:

Date unknown: Acquired by a stamp dealer 1945 (Dec.): Bought by Mrs. A.D. Pierce and presented to her husband 1950 (June): Purchased by Sir Henry Tucker for $2,500 1978(Oct.): Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, Lot 60, £36,000

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JAMES THIES Like the postmaster at Hamilton, the postmaster at St. Georges was entitled to retain all postage received by him on internal mail. From 1818 to 1853, the income of the St. Georges postmaster from inland notes averaged some £25 annually. Up until his death in 1853 the postmaster at St. Georges was James Taylor, assisted by his two nephews, Thomas and James Henry Thies. Thomas was appointed to his late uncle’s position and, from September 1859, officially became Postmaster-General of Bermuda. He retained that title until his untimely death, at the age of 30, on 31 August 1860. He was succeeded by his younger brother James Henry who had carried out duties during his brother’s failing health Almost certainly it was James Henry who conceived, and brought into being, the St. Georges Postmasters’ stamps. He is believed to have ruled out the sheet of paper by penciled lines and then to have carefully applied the Crowned Circle handstamp. The stamp affixed to the cover offered here appears to have scored lines for such a purpose

J.H. Thies’ Issue at St. Georges 1860-63 (1d.) Carmine-Red Crowned Circle on White or Buff Paper

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1860 J.H. Thies Issue at St. Georges, (1d.) Carmine-Red Crowned Circle “PAID/AT/ST. GEORGES BERMUDA” struck on white paper, cut or roughly torn square and showing traces of adjacent strikes at left and at right, cancelled with a single pen stroke and affixed on 1860 (4 July) entire (side flaps removed) to “Jas. Tatem Esq. Hamilton” and showing a light strike of the “ST GEORGES BERMUDA/PAID” c.d.s. (P3I) alongside the stamp; the entire with some light soiling at foot, nevertheless exceptionally rare, being one of only five examples of this provisional recorded. S.G. O7, £75,000

£50,000-60,000

Note: Only five examples of the Thies Provisionals are recorded, this and one other being the only examples known on cover PROVENANCE: 1860: Received by James Tatem 1929: Found in letters among some old documents by a relative of James Tatem 1931: Bought by Major T. Charlton Henry 1960: Sir Henry Tucker bought the T. Charlton Henry collection of Bermuda 1978 (Oct.): Sir Henry Tucker, Part 1, Lot 62, £25,000

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Perforated 14 1d. rose-red with wing-margin at right, 1d. pale rose, 2d. dull blue with wing-margin at right, 3d. yellow-buff (two shades), 6d. dull mauve block of four (a couple of fox marks) and 1/-, and perf. 14x121⁄ 2 3d. yellow-buff, 6d. bright mauve and 1/- green, unused or with part to large part original gum; also used 2d. Generally of fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 1-11 group, £2,264

£400-500

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Perforated 14, 6d. dull purple block of four of good strong colour, fresh with large part original gum; a few shortish perfs. in places and one corner perf. at centre folded under central mount. A very rare multiple of this delicate shade with blocks described by Ludington as “practically unknown”. S.G. 6, £4,000+ PROVENANCE:

Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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1d. rose-red with large to exceptionally large margins, fresh unused without gum; light vertical crease towards right side which is barely noticeable. Superb appearance and probably the finest surviving example of this very rare stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1966). S.G. 1a, £30,000

£15,000-20,000

Note: Morris Ludington states “At least one sheet was issued imperforate, examples from it being known unused and used. It is possible that this stamp was actually a plate proof, for the 1d. is the only value from the series of which no plate proofs of the stamps, as issued but imperforate, have been recorded” PROVENANCE: Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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1d. rose-red with good to extremely large margins, neatly cancelled “2” in oval of bars (K2) at Hamilton; small thin at top in no way detracts from the fine appearance of this rare stamp which is superior to that offered in the Ludington sale of 1999. B.P.A. Certificate (1963). S.G. 1a, £15,000

£5,000-7,000

PROVENANCE:

Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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1/- green vertical strip of three, variety imperforate between, fresh bright colour and unused with large part original gum, the centre stamp remaining unmounted mint; the top stamp with two small thins though of very fine appearance. S.G. 11a, £12,000

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Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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1873 Three Pence Provisionals A series of provisional surcharges were prepared on the instructions of the Privy Council. It is believed that the Government Printer, Mr. D. McPhee Lee of the “Royal Gazette” was responsible for the work undertaken

“THREE PENCE” in fancy Italic capitals with plain “P” in “PENCE” on 1d. Rose-Red A lower left pane of sixty was surcharged. Though not authorised for postal use, a few were later used. These fascinating stamps are fully described on pages 247-251 of the Ludington handbook

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“THREE PENCE” on 1d. rose-red, a block of four with the upper right-hand stamp most unusually showing “T” virtually failing to print, fresh unused with part original gum; the right-hand vertical pair with a vertical crease, barely affecting the fine appearance of this exceptionally rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (1952). S.G. 12, £72,000+

£25,000-30,000

Note: A block of six with wing-margin and a block of four of this rare surcharge were offered in the Ludington collection. Only one further block of four is known to exist which graces the Royal Philatelic Collection PROVENANCE: Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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“THREE PENCE” on 1d. rose-red, unused with part original gum; tiny thin at top, otherwise sound and an attractive example of this rare provisional surcharge. R.P.S. Certificate (1942). S.G. 12, £18,000

£5,000-6,000

PROVENANCE:

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“THREE PENCE” on 1/- green, good strong colour, unused without gum; a couple of short perfs. and tiny inclusion at foot, otherwise sound. Scarce. S.G. 13, £2,500

£500-600

“THREE PENCE” on 1/- green, unused with traces of gum; a few short or pulled perfs. at top, otherwise sound. Scarce. Philatelic Foundation Certificate (1962). S.G. 13, £2,500

£500-600

“THREE PENCE” on 1/- green, good colour and fresh unused with part original gum; a couple of small imperfections though of good appearance. Scarce. S.G. 13b, £2,000

£500-600

“THREE PENCE” on 1/- green, fresh unused with part original gum and quite wellcentred for this stamp; small split at top left and other minor imperfections though a pleasing example of this scarce stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1969). S.G. 13b, £2,000

£400-500

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“THREE PENCE” in fancy Roman capitals on 1/- Green

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“THREE PENCE” on 1/- green, bright fresh colour, unused without gum, good perforations all round and a fine example of this scarce stamp; also a used example (defects at foot), lightly cancelled. B.P.A. Certificate (undated) for used stamp. S.G. 14, £2,150

£400-500

PROVENANCE:

Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978 for unused stamp 1875 “One Penny.” Provisionals Owing to a lack of a proper check on quantities of stamps remaining in the Colonial Treasury, exactly one year after the 3d. Provisionals appeared, the stock of the 1d. value was found to be exhausted. A new supply was immediately ordered from England though for a second time it was found necessary to produce a provisional issue. The printing was once again carried out by the Government printer, Mr. Dee McPhee Lee of the “Royal Gazette”. Much of the type employed was worn and many examples of damaged letters are to be found

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“One Penny.” on 2d. dull blue, “One Penny.” on 3d. yellow-buff and “One Penny.” on 1/- green, fresh unused without gum; the 1/- reperforated at foot which barely detracts from the generally fine appearance of this attractive set, S.G. 15-17, £1,650

£250-300

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“One Penny.” on 2d. dull blue, variety no stop after “Penny”, lightly cancelled with oval of bars leaving the variety clearly visible; light crease at lower left corner, otherwise fine and a most attractive example of this very rare stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1964). S.G. 15a, £13,000

£5,000-6,000

Note: Less than twelve examples of this variety are recorded, the majority of which are used PROVENANCE:

Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978 G.H. Ulrich, June 1979

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“One Penny.” on 3d. yellow-buff, a block of four with the upper left stamp showing unusually large stop, fresh colour and with large part original gum, fresh colour. Exceptionally pretty and a very rare multiple. S.G. 16, £1,800+ PROVENANCE:

Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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“One Penny.” on 1/- green, a block of nine of fresh bright colour, unused with large part original gum; the upper right and lower left stamps with faults though of generally fine appearance and an exceptionally rare multiple with no blocks larger than nine surcharged on this value believed to exist. S.G. 17, £4,500+

£3,000-4,000

PROVENANCE: Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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“One Penny.” on 1/- green, a block of four with the upper left stamp showing natural printing flaw caused by a foreign body on the printing plate, and with quad for stop after “Penny”, unused with large part original gum; some re-inforced perf. separation at right, otherwise fresh and fine. A scarce multiple. S.G. 17, £2,000+

£2,000-2,500

PROVENANCE:

Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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“One Penny.” on 1/- green, fresh unused with part original gum. S.G. 17, £500

£250-300

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“One Penny.” on 1/- green, variety surcharge inverted, cancelled with small part oval of bars at foot; a few short perfs. and tears at top and at foot (5mm.), nevertheless a presentable example of this extremely rare stamp. S.G. 17a, £45,000

Note: Less than twelve examples of this rare and impressive variety are recorded PROVENANCE:

Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, October 1978

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CANADA 1851 Twelve Pence Black on Laid Paper

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12d black on laid paper, rich colour, sharp impression and bright fresh appearance, large margins on the horizontal sides with the vertical sides lacking just the outer framelines or with the design just touched, neatly cancelled with a large part strike of a target cancellation. A very collectable example of this legendary classic rarity. S.G. 4, £85,000

£15,000-20,000

Note: This stamp was originally in the famous Dale Lichtenstein collection. When offered in this remarkable series of auctions the stamp was the right-hand stamp of a horizontal pair, from which it has subsequently been severed PROVENANCE: Dale Lichtenstein, Sale 2, November 1968

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1857 medium to thick wove machine-made paper, 1⁄ 2d. deep rose, two fresh unused examples with large part original gum, one with good to large margins all round, trace of oxidisation and faint corner crease at top, the other with three good to extremely large margins showing trace of adjoining stamp frameline at left, the outer frameline shaved at top. Also two other stamps. S.G. 17, £1,700

£400-500

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MAURITIUS 1847 (21 September) “POST OFFICE” Issue Engraved by J. Barnard When one mentions the name “Post Office Mauritius”, it conjures up visions of the world’s more valuable and elusive stamps and the legends which have grown-up around them. Indeed, this issue, more than any other, epitomises the essence of collecting and the ultimate in philately, combining these two essential ingredients – rarity and romance. Accessible to only an elite few and the dream of most collectors to discover a new example preserved by history, “Post Office Mauritius” is a household term for anyone who collects, has collected, or merely read about stamps. Consequently, all the available facts behind the history of these stamps have been documented in the literature and the provenance of every recorded example painstakingly chronicled from its time of discovery to its present whereabouts. Although the first stamp to be issued by a British Colony, and only the fifth stamp to be issued in the world, the existence of the Post Office Mauritius stamps was not known until 1864, seventeen years after their issue. Around this period, probably due to the scant and inaccessible records of the time, came the story which kindled the imagination of all collectors – the myth of the half-blind watchmaker who engraved the words “Post Office” (instead of “Post Paid”) on the stamp in error. The legend was further enhanced by the coincidental event of the famous ball held by Lady Gomm, the wife of the Governor of Mauritius, who wanted these postal novelties to put on the invitations she was going to send out. At the time, the ball was an important event – an attempt to bring about the rapprochement between the British and French communities of the island. Today, it is due to philately that it is remembered at all. Postal services began in Mauritius in 1772. The British Occupation of the island in 1810 and its ratification as a British possession in 1814 aided significantly in the development of an efficient postal system; however, there was no inland mail service in 1834. By 1846, this, too, had been organised. Its workings were consolidated in Government Ordinance No. 13, which also provided for the issue of postage stamps to pre-pay letters. A local printer and engraver, Joseph Osmond Barnard, was contracted to produce two stamps – one penny and two pence values. The design was relatively simple, a profile of the Queen’s head based on Heath’s engraving on a background of diagonal and perpendicular lines. On the outside were the inscriptions “POSTAGE”, “MAURITIUS” and “POST OFFICE”, with the value at the foot. On 12 November 1846, Barnard submitted his estimate for engraving and printing the stamps. Once it was accepted, he proceeded to engrave one design of each value on the back of a copper plate (8cm x 6cm), the front of which had been used to engrave a lady’s visiting card. The original copper plate was discovered in 1912, though its present whereabouts are the subject of some speculation. Five hundred of each value were printed, one at a time, from the plate. The stamps were believed to have been issued on 21 September 1847, which was also the date on which the invitations to Lady Gomm’s Ball were posted. The stamps proved to be so popular that they were sold out almost immediately. In his definitive work on the locally produced stamps of Mauritius, Hiroyuki Kanai records only 27 examples of the Post Office Mauritius stamps as being known to exist. There are fifteen 1d. and twelve 2d. stamps. Of these, six unused examples – two 1d. and four 2d. – are known. Six covers have survived intact. Three are local covers originally containing Ball invitations and are each franked with a single 1d. Two other covers are addressed to Bordeaux. One bears the 1d. and 2d. values used together, and the other has a single 2d. Many of the twenty-seven examples are now to be found in institutional collections. During September this year the Berlin Museum of Communication (the former Imperial Postal Museum) will be holding a unique exhibition where as large a number of the Post Office Mauritius stamps as possible will be brought together under one roof and exhibited to the general public. Any prospective buyer of this iconic stamp may wish to consider allowing this stamp to be shown at this prestigious event www.spink.com


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2d. deep blue on soft greyish wove paper showing the Queen’s portrait on a ground of diagonal and perpendicular lines and with the initials “J B” of the engraver, J.O. Barnard, showing at base of the Queen’s neck, wonderful deep rich colour adding to the beauty of this iconic stamp, neatly cancelled at lower left corner with a small part of the “MAURITIUS POST OFFICE” double-ring datestamp resulting in this example being the lightest cancelled of the few known used examples of this world renowned rarity. S.G. 2, £750,000 £400,000-500,000 CONDITION: When offered in the Maurice Burrus auction in 1963 the stamp was described as having a small portion of the value tablet covering the right side of the “O” and the “P” carefully restored, and the extreme lower right corner with a tiny cut. Since that time a small part of the lower right portion of the corner ornament has also been sympathetically restored resulting in the stamp having a more balanced and pleasing appearance. There are two small splits at the top which are barely apparent and are mentioned only for the sake of accuracy PROVENANCE: 1869: Found by Madame Borchard 1869: Martineau, a Bordeaux collector, obtained the stamp by exchange 1872: Madame Desbois purchased the stamp 1872 (16 September): J.B. Moens bought the stamp for Fr. 100 1872 (20 September): Baron Arthur de Rothschild bought the stamp for Fr. 600 1893 (March): Philipp la Renontiere Ferrary bought Baron Arthur de Rothschild’s collection for £5,600 1923 (21 April): Ferrary Sale 16, July 1923, Lot 341. Fr. 49,350 (£720). Purchased by Maurice Burrus 1963 (1 October): Maurice Burrus Mauritius Sale, Lot 3, £3,300 1972 (June): Displayed at Belgica ’72 in Brussels by Stanley Gibbons Ltd.

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Earliest Impressions on Thick Paper

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1d. orange-vermilion on yellowish paper, [12], an extraordinary unused corner example with large to enormous margins all round and with the margin at foot showing the edge of the sheet die impression, fresh rich bright colour and sharp impression; tiny split in the top margin and shallow thinning at upper right, nevertheless unquestionably one of the great rarities of the collection, with only a single unused example of this earliest impression stamp represented in both the Burrus and Kanai collections. S.G. 3, £50,000

£25,000-30,000

PROVENANCE:

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1d. orange-vermilion on yellowish paper, [4], large to very large margins all round and neatly cancelled with a nearly complete strike of the circle of bars showing intaglio “3” at centre; thin at centre, nevertheless of superb appearance. S.G. 3, £15,000

£3,000-4,000

PROVENANCE:

A.J. Stevens, April 1964 Arthur Hind, Sale 4, June 1934

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2d. deep blue on greyish paper, [10], showing unusual under-inking in the tablets at left and at foot, unused without gum and with clear to very large margins, lovely rich colour; tiny light mark in margin at foot. A very fine and most attractive example of this classic rarity. S.G. 5, £45,000 PROVENANCE:

Ferrary, Sale 1, June 1921 Tomasini

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2d. blue on greyish paper, [6], unused and with clear to very large margins on three sides; since sold in 1921 a portion of the design and margin have been added at foot, nevertheless a most attractive example of this very early printing. S.G. 5, £45,000

£1,000-2,000

PROVENANCE:

Ferrary, Sale 2, October 1921

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2d. blue, [7] with “PENOE” for “PENCE”, good to large margins and unusually cancelled with both circle of bars and target, neither heavily applied and leaving much of face clear; a couple of small thins in margin at top, small crease and thin in lower right corner, nevertheless in superb appearance for this error. S.G. 5a, £32,000

£8,000-10,000

Early Impressions on Grey to Yellowish White or Bluish Paper

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1d. vermilion, [12], unused and of fresh bright colour with clear to large margins; tiny corner crease at lower right, otherwise fine. A pleasing example of this very rare stamp of which only a single example was present in the Kanai sale. S.G. 6, £24,000

£5,000-6,000

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1d. vermilion on bluish paper, a remarkable block of six, [1-3,4-6], with clear to good margins nearly all round, each cancelled “1” in blue; the top strip of three with some sympathetic repair work, and a few other minor imperfections, nevertheless an exceptionally rare multiple, being the largest block of the 1d. value recorded, and one of only two such blocks recorded. S.G. 6, £39,000+

£5,000-10,000

PROVENANCE:

Hiroyuki Kani Stanley Gibbons Auctions, May 1984

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1d. vermilion, [3], an over-inked impression with good margin at left and with traces of margin on the other three sides, cancelled with indistinct numeral in blue and with part circular datestamp in orange; horizontal crease at centre and with a closed thin, otherwise sound. S.G. 6, £6,500

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1d. bright orange horizontal pair, [8-9], with good to very large margins; cancellations, originally “14”, largely reduced and with a little restoration in places though of very fine appearance and a very rare multiple. S.G. 6, £13,000+

£3,000-5,000

PROVENANCE: Ferrary, Sale 1, June 1921 Maurice Burrus, October 1963 Tomasini

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1d. orange-vermilion, [12], good margins and cancelled “2”; horizontal crease though of fine appearance. S.G. 7, £6,000

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PROVENANCE: Arthur Hind, June 1934 Maurice Burrus, October 1963

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1d. orange-vermilion, [3], good to large margins, lightly cancelled “1” and with small part of double-ring cancellation at foot; an attractive example. A Diena Certificate (1949). S.G. 7, £6,000

£1,500-2,000

1d. orange-vermilion, [11], margins nearly all round, indistinct numeral cancellations; some creasing, otherwise sound. S.G. 7, £6,000

£500-600

2d. deep blue [11], margins in places and with two different cancellations leaving the variety clear; small thin at front base of crown, nevertheless of very fine appearance. S.G. 9, £7,500

£800-1,000

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2d. blue, [11], just clear good margins and twice cancelled “1” in blue; a couple of small thins at top though of fine appearance. S.G. 8, £7,000

£1,500-2,000

2d. blue, [12], showing doubling of impression at lower right corner, small to good margins, neat central strike of the target cancellation. S.G. 8, £7,000

£2,000-2,500

Intermediate Impressions on Yellowish, White, Grey or Bluish Paper of Poorer Quality

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1d. bright vermilion, [3], early impression with just clear to enormous margins and neatly cancelled “1” in blue; small thin at lower left corner, nevertheless of fine appearance and a most attractive example. S.G. 10, £2,500

£500-600

1d. bright vermilion, [9], early impression with good to enormous margins nearly all round and neatly cancelled “1” in blue; design a little shaved at foot, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. 10, £2,500

£500-600

1d. bright vermilion, [11], good to large margins and with a neat strike of the target cancellation; fine and most attractive. A. Diena (1971) and R.P.S. (1976) Certificates. S.G. 10, £2,500

£600-800

PROVENANCE: E.C. Francis, October 1976

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1d. dull vermilion, [8], unused, clear to good margins; tiny blue speck towards upper right corner which appears to have been on the paper prior to printing as it breaks the line of shades; scarce and attractive. S.G. 11, £15,000

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Tomasini

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1d. dull vermilion horizontal pair, [1-2], roughly separated resulting in clear to enormous margins, each cancelled “16” and affixed on 1857 (7 Feb.) large part entire from Rivière Sèche to Port Louis, showing “Eastern Suburb” framed datestamp and Crowned “MAURITIUS/GPO” datestamp alongside; the entire with a horizontal crease at centre clear of the pair, and with a little soiling though a rare franking. S.G. 11

£3,500-4,000

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1d. red late intermediate impression, [7], good to enormous margins, centrally cancelled with target “1” in brownish ink; fine and attractive. S.G. 12, £2,500

£600-800

2d. blue, [3], clear to very large margins and neatly cancelled with part boxed “inland.” handstamp; sound. S.G. 14, £2,750

£500-600

2d. blue, [7] with “PENOE” for “PENCE”, good to enormous margins nearly all round with the outer frameline just touched at one point at lower left corner, cancelled and tied by a doubled complete strike of the “INLAND.” handstamp on small piece, the cancellation leaving the “PENOE” error clearly visible. S.G. 14a, £6,000

£1,500-1,800

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2d. blue, [7] with “PENOE” for “PENCE”, clear to very large margins and neatly cancelled “14” (Riviève du Rempart) in brownish ink; fine. Philatelic Foundation (1952) and Bühler Certificates. S.G. 14a, £6,000

£1,500-1,800

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2d. light blue, [6], large to very large margins all round and with neat central target cancellation; sound. Philatelic Foundation. S.G. 15, £2,750 PROVENANCE:

Ferrary Tomasini

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1d. red on yellowish paper, [11], unused, clear to large margins on three sides, clear or just touched along top; a couple of tiny light marks on face, otherwise sound. S.G. 16, £5,500

£500-600

1d. red on grey paper, [4], unused, good to large margins nearly all round with our frameline just touched at upper left corner; a couple of tiny light marks, an inclusion and a pinhole barely detract. S.G. 16, £5,500

£400-500

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1d. bright red on grey paper horizontal pair, [11-12], good to large margins nearly all round, in combination with 1859 Britannia 6d. blue, clear to large margins, each neatly cancelled with void oval of bars and tied on 1859 piece to Adelaide showing “GPO/ADELAIDE” arrival datestamp (6.8) at foot; an attractive franking. S.G. 16, 32, £1,450+

£800-1,000

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1d. red on bluish paper block of six, [1-2/4-5/7-8], margins in places and each cancelled “2” (Flacq); some creasing in places, otherwise sound and a very rare multiple. S.G. 18, £3,800+

£1,200-1,500

PROVENANCE:

Ferrary

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1d. red on bluish paper, [2], good to large margins and neatly cancelled with a virtually complete strike of the boxed “FREE.” handstamp; attractive. S.G. 18, £650

£200-250

1d. red on bluish paper, [4], large margins all round and cancelled with a part strike of the boxed “INLAND.” handstamp; thin spot in margin at foot not affecting the fine appearance of this large stamp. S.G. 18, £650

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1d. red on bluish paper block of four, [7-8/10-11], roughly separated on three sides and with clear to large margins nearly all round, each with neat target cancellation; some light creasing and with tiny brown flecks on reverse. A very rare block. S.G. 18, £2,600+

£1,200-1,500

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2d. grey-blue, [3], good to large margins, centrally cancelled “14” (Rivière du Rempart) in brownish ink and with target in black; attractive. S.G. 21, £1,200

£250-300

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2d. grey-blue, [9], clear to large margins, cancelled “1” on 1857 (23 Apr.) envelope front from Mahébourg to Port Louis showing framed “Mahébourg” datestamp alongside the adhesive and with large part “MAURITIUS/GPO” datestamp for 24 April at foot. S.G. 21

£400-500

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1d. red early state on grey paper, [9], good to large margins and with neat target cancellation at centre. S.G. 23, £550

£150-200

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1d. red early state on bluish paper, [10], very large to enormous margins all round, cancelled with watery void oval of bars; a couple of light age marks in places and corner crease at upper right well clear of the design. S.G. 23, £550

£100-120

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1d. red-brown on bluish paper, [5], good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled with “G P O/MAURITIUS” double-ring datestamp for 6 December 1859 and tied on piece also showing “PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ/MARSEILLE” double-ring datestamp in red; the stamp a little oxidised and with a diagonal crease nevertheless of fine appearance, and most unusually cancelled thus. S.G. 24, £550

£100-120

PROVENANCE: Maurice Burrus, October 1963

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1d. red-brown vertical strip of four, [1/4/7/10], clear to large margins nearly all round and each neatly cancelled with void oval of bars; creasing in places and a little oxidised, nevertheless a rare and pleasing multiple. S.G. 24, £2,200+ PROVENANCE:

A.J. Stevens, April 1964

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1d. red, two examples with good to large margins, in combination with 1859 Britannia 6d. blue with clear to large margins, each cancelled with circular-framed “PAID” and affixed on 1869 (5 Mar.) entire letter from the Mauritius Commercial Bank in Port Louis to Calcutta, rated “4” in red crayon and showing, on reverse, Crowned “MAURITIUS/G P O” datestamp and “CALCUTTA/STEAM LETTER” datestamp for 9 April; the 6d. with a small corner crease, the right-hand of the two 1d. stamps crossed by a light vertical crease which “ties” the stamp to the cover. A rare and desirable franking. R.P.S. Certificate (1968)

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

Dale Lichtenstein, Sale 1, October 1968

73 73

2d. bright-blue on bluish paper, [4], good to large margins, indistinct numeral cancellation; a couple of tiny inclusions, otherwise sound. S.G. 25, £850

£200-250

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2d. grey-blue on bluish paper, [4], two large to enormous margins, central target cancellation and affixed on 1856 (24 July) entire letter “via Ceylon” to Bordeaux, showing “PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS” oval datestamp in red, “10” rate handstamp in black, manuscript “11” in red crayon and with “INDES OR./AMB MARSEILLE A” transit datestamp (1.10); the adhesive with a small split at lower left corner, nevertheless an attractive franking. S.G. 25

£1,500-2,000

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1858-62 Britannia Issues

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Undenominated die proof in black on India paper affixed to card (36x40mm. with champhered corners); a few light fox marks with a couple just affecting the design, however an attractive and rare proof of this beautiful design

£1,500-2,000

PROVENANCE:

L.U.G. Tripp, May 1948 1858 “FOUR-PENCE” Green

77 77

An unused single, clear to large margins mainly all round, close or touched at left; a few tiny light fox marks at right, otherwise sound. A good example of this scarce stamp. Also a used example with margins in places. S.G. 26, £1,950

£300-400

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A horizontal pair and a single, generally with margins all round except at left on the pair, affixed and uncancelled on 1858 (11 June) envelope (complete with contents, used to date the sending) from Port Louis “pr Polymnie” to Aden, no postal markings of despatch or arrival; the pair largely severed with scissor-cut which cuts in to one stamp. Despite the lack of cancellations, a very rare franking from a known correspondence with interesting contents regarding the sale of rum and coffee. B.P.A. Certificate (1988). S.G. 26

£1,500-2,000

PROVENANCE: L.U.G. Tripp, May 1948

1858-62 Undenominated Issue

79 79

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(4d.) green block of four with large part original gum, clear to large margins nearly all round and of lovely fresh deep colour; top left stamp with trace of a thin, otherwise fine. A rare and spectacular multiple. S.G. 27

£1,000-1,200

PROVENANCE:

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(4d.) green with large margins nearly all round (design shaved at upper left), neatly cancelled with void oval of bars and tied on 1859 (9 Mar.) large piece showing Crowned “MAURITIUS/G P O” datestamp and Cape Town datestamp (14.3) in red alongside recipient’s endorsements. S.G. 27

£100-120

81 81

(4d.) green, two examples with good to large margins, one cancelled with void oval of bars, the other with target; fine. S.G. 27, £400

£100-150

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(4d.) green with good to very large margins, neatly cancelled with void oval of bars and tied on 1859 (9 May) entire letter from Port Louis “p. Str. ‘Malta’. Via Suez” to Marseilles, showing sender’s cachet in blue, “16” rate handstamp and indistinct French entry datestamp in red, the reverse with superb “PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS” oval datestamp across join; a couple of light age marks, otherwise fine and an attractive franking. S.G. 27

£300-400

83 83

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(9d.) dull magenta marginal block of twelve (4x3) from the left of the sheet, unused without gum as usually found, lovely deep fresh colour. A rare and stunning multiple of this lovely stamp, and surely one of the largest recorded multiples. Bühler Certificate (1977). S.G. 29, £8,400+

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刂+ អ

(9d.) dull magenta block of four with good to large margins, fresh unused without gum; tiny mark at base of one stamp, otherwise fine. A most appealing multiple of this scarce stamp. S.G. 29, £2,800

£800-1,000

85 85

(9d.) dull magenta horizontal pair with clear to large margins, fresh unused without gum. A scarce and most appealing multiple. S.G. 29, £1,400

£300-400

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The balance of the issue, comprising (4d.) green (6, two unused), (6d.) vermilion (11, all unused), (9d.) dull magenta (7, three unused and with a pair cancelled “14” on piece), re-issued as (1d.) value, dull magenta cancelled “B53” (3), and prepared for use but not issued, (no value) red-brown (4, one perforated and overprinted “L.P.E. 1890”) and (no value) blue (36 with mint blocks of twenty-five and nine); condition very mixed with several fine. S.G. 27-31

£600-800

1859-61 Denominated Issue

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6d. die proof in black on India paper and affixed to card of the same size (36x40mm.). Superb and rare

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P+ ᔛ អ

90

6d. plate proof in black on wove paper, a marginal block of four from the left of the sheet; very fine

£250-300

89 89 90

ᔛ+ អ

6d. blue, fresh unused without gum, good to large margins. A most attractive example of this scarce stamp. S.G. 32, £650

£200-250

6d. blue block of four in a pale shade, lightly cancelled “124” at Aden (several strikes with one identifiable at upper right), margins nearly all round; vertical crease between the horizontal pairs and elsewhere, nevertheless a rare multiple of this stamp, particularly used abroad. B.P.A. Certificate (1971). S.G. 32

£200-300

91 91

1/- vermilion, fresh unused without gum, clear to large margins. A most attractive example of this rare stamp. S.G. 34, £2,750

£800-1,000

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刂+ អ

1/- yellow-green block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet with full sheet margins, remarkably fresh with large part original gum; two tiny imperfections on stamps in the top row, otherwise very fine and surely the finest mint multiple of this rare and attractive stamp. S.G. 35, £2,400+

£1,500-1,800

PROVENANCE:

Alfred H. Caspary, Sale 12, February 1958

93 93

1/- yellow-green unused with part original gum, good to very large margins showing sliver of adjoining stamp at foot, fresh colour and most attractive. S.G. 35, £600

£200-250

94 94

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The balance of the issue, comprising 6d. blue, 6d. dull purple-slate, 1/- vermilion (2) and 1/- yellow-green (2) used with all but the first cancelled “B53”; also 6d. blue (tear at top) and 6d. dull purple-slate (2) unused; the used 6d. dull slate-purple repaired at right though mainly with four margins, large in places

£150-200


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1859 J. Lapirot Issue Early Impressions

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2d. deep blue, [8] showing reversed “N” in “PENCE”, good regular margins and with central target cancellation; most attractive. S.G. 36, £2,750

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE: Maurice Burrus, October 1963

96 96

2d. blue, [3], clear to large margins and with target cancellation towards lower left corner; fine and attractive. S.G. 37, £2,250

£800-1,000

97 97

2d. blue, [5], variety double impression, clearly spaced with the second impression lightly inked at some 11⁄ 2mm. to foot, good margins with the variety most noticeable at foot where the margin is largest, neatly cancelled with void oval of bars leaving the variety clearly visible; fine and very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1975) states “bounced double impression”. S.G. 37 var., £2,250

£1,000-1,200

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2d. blue, [7], three large margins, clearly cancelled “14” and affixed on 1859 (30 June) large part envelope from Plain Magnum to Port Louis showing a good strike of the despatch framed datestamp alongside and, on reverse, part double-ring arrival datestamp; the envelope and adhesive both defective though a rare stamp on cover with only one example represented in the Kanai collection. S.G. 37

£500-600

99 99

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2d. blue, [10], close to good margins and neat target cancellation; a presentable example of this scarce stamp. S.G. 37, £2,250

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Intermediate Impressions

100 100

2d. blue upper left corner horizontal pair, [1-2], uncancelled, full sheet margins at top and left, very large margins on the other two sides; some ink offset from an endorsement on reverse, central horizontal crease and small degree of thinning in top margin, nevertheless of fresh bright colour and surely the largest-margined pair in existence. S.G. 38, £12,000+

£1,500-2,000

PROVENANCE:

H.P. Manus, Sale 5, March 1933

101 101

2d. blue, [2], clear to very large margins, two part void oval of bars cancellations at upper left leaving most of the Queen’s head clear; attractive. S.G. 38, £1,000

£250-300

102 102

2d. blue, [7], a bright shade with clear to large margins and neatly cancelled with void oval of bars leaving large part of the Queen’s face clear, small part of red postmark at lower left corner; trace of a thin at top though of fine appearance. S.G. 38, £1,000

£200-250

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2d. blue, [7], unused, good regular margins; light horizontal crease and a couple of thins at top though a delightful looking example of this rare stamp. S.G. 39, £3,500

£500-600

104 104

2d. blue, [12], unused, fresh bright colour and with good margins all round; a most attractive example of this rare stamp with only two single examples, of much lesser quality than this, represented in the Kanai collection. S.G. 39, £3,500

£700-800

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2d. blue, [2], good regular margins and neatly cancelled with void oval of bars; trace of a thin in left-hand margin; attractive. S.G. 39, £700

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2d. blue horizontal strip of three, [5-7], large to exceptionally large margins on three sides, close at left, each neatly cancelled with circular-framed “PAID”, small part French entry datestamp in red at top; the centre stamp with two pinholes (one in margin). A very rare and exceptional multiple, far superior to that represented in the Kanai collection. S.G. 39, £2,100

£1,200-1,500

107 107

2d. blue horizontal pair, [11-12], clear to large margins and each neatly cancelled with void oval of bars; a sound and rare multiple. S.G. 39, £1,400

£400-500

108 108

The balance of the issue comprising five stamps, various impressions, margins in places; defects though useful plating stamps

£100-200

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1859 R. Sherwin Issue

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2d. deep blue, [2], unused, fresh bright colour, three large margins, the design just touched or cut-into at right; tiny thin in lower right corner. An incredibly rare stamp unused, with only a pair and four singles recorded and therefore as rare as the 2d. Post Office stamp. S.G. 40, £160,000

Note: Only a pair and four singles of this remarkable stamp are recorded The unique pair in the Dale Lichtenstein and Kanai Collections A single in the Royal Philatelic Collection A single in the Kanai Collection A single in the Dale Lichtenstein Collection A single as offered above and previously in the Collection of King Carol of Rumania

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110 110

2d. deep blue, [3] showing some underinking towards upper right corner, two large margins and two close or just touched, cancelled “124” at Aden; corner crease at upper right and thin in left margin though of good appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (1964) states “repaired” which is not immediately evident. Sold on it’s merits and not subject to return. S.G. 50, £5,500

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

J.L.F. Croft, December 1962

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2d. deep blue, [4], good regular margins and unusually with both circular-framed “PAID” and target cancellations; sound. R.P.S. Certificate (1974). S.G. 40, £5,500

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

Ferrary, Sale 2, October 1921

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2d. deep blue, [8], small regular margins except at lower right corner where touched, neat void oval of bars cancellation; sound. S.G. 40, £5,500

£600-700

113 113

The balance of the issue, comprising a horizontal pair, [8-9], and two singles, [2] and [8], each with a different type of cancellation; the pair repaired across foot, [2] with all margins added and [8] with a thin. S.G. 40

£300-500

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Reprint of the never issued 1d. plate of twelve in black after being defaced and presented to the Royal Philatelic Society, London in 1911, in black on wove paper affixed on die sunk card (170x195mm.); traces of foxing on the mount, otherwise fine. One of only twenty examples of both this and the 2d. plate that were printed

£100-150

1859 (12 Dec.) Issue Lithographed by L.A. Dardenne

115 115

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1d. deep red, clear to large margins and neatly cancelled with target leaving front of Queen’s face clear. An attractive example of this scarce stamp. Oliva Certificate (1961). S.G. 41, £1,900

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1d. deep red, rich colour and with enormous margins, neat central target cancellation and affixed on 1860 (Jan.) large piece of Port Louis “Bulletin Commercial” with sender’s cachet in blue above the adhesive; very fine and most attractive. S.G. 41

£1,000-1,200

PROVENANCE:

Dale Lichtenstein, Sale 1, October 1968 Tomasini

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1d. red, good to large margins and cancelled with void oval of bars leaving Queen’s face clear; fine and attractive. S.G. 41a, £1,400

£300-400

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1d. dull vermilion horizontal pair showing papermaker’s watermark, unused and with margins nearly all round; traces of ink offset and soiling, and some creasing, nevertheless a very rare multiple. S.G. 42, £12,000+

£1,000-1,200

119 119

1d. dull vermilion showing traces of doubling of the design towards top, giving an over-inked impression, fresh unused and with clear to good margins mainly all round. S.G. 42, £6,000

120 120 121

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£600-800

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1d. dull vermilion, a huge example with a crisp strike of the void oval of bars, trace of a thin towards upper right though of outstanding appearance. S.G. 42, £1,100

£300-400

2d. slate-blue, clear to very large margins, neatly cancelled with circular-framed “PAID”. An attractive example of this scarce shade. B.P.A. Certificate (1971). S.G. 43, £1,000

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123

122

2d. blue, good margins all round and with neat target cancellation. S.G, 43a, £850

£200-250

123

2d. pale blue, good margins all round and cancelled with target towards top leaving Queen’s face clear; an attractive example of this delicate shade. S.G. 44, £650

£200-250

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2d. blue, two examples with clear or good to enormous margins, each neatly cancelled with void oval of bars and affixed on 1860 (28 Mar.) entire per “Umass” to Reunion, the reverse showing “GPO/MAURITIUS” double-ring datestamp, boxed “M&I” handstamp (Mauritius and India) and “ST DENIS/ILE DE LA REUNION” double-ring arrival datestamp (29.3) in blue. A rare and most attractive franking. S.G. 44

£800-1,000

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The balance of the issue comprising 1d. (5) and 2d. (14 with a horizontal pair), some with four margins and cancelled with void oval of bars or circular-framed “PAID”; nearly all with faults or defects though with some of fine appearance

£300-500


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NEW ZEALAND 1855 Issue Printed in London

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1d. dull carmine on white paper, clear to large margins nearly all round, a little cutinto at upper left side, cancelled “1” at Auckland; an attractive example of this rare classic stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1971). S.G. 1, £15,000

£1,500-2,000

127 127 ᔛ

1/- pale yellow-green on blued paper, clear to large margins and crisply cancelled “9” at New Plymouth; trace of a thin, nevertheless a most attractive example of this lovely classic stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1985). S.G. 3, £5,500

£800-1,000

1855-57 Issue Printed in Auckland on Blue Paper

128 128

1d. red horizontal pair, clear to large margins nearly all round (design just cut-into at upper right corner), each lightly cancelled “18” at Otago; an attractive multiple of this beautiful stamp, the first to be printed in New Zealand. S.G. 4, £3,600

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2d. blue with good to large margins, neatly cancelled “10” at Wellington; fine and most attractive. S.G. 5, £300

£100-120

130 130

1/- green, clear to large margins and neatly cancelled “18” at Otago leaving the Queen’s face largely clear. A pleasing example of this rare stamp. S.G. 6, £3,750

£500-800

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The balance of the issue, comprising 1d., 2d. (4, one apparently unused) and 1/- (3), and one later 2d., margins in places; faults/defects though with a couple of good appearance. S.G. 4-6, £14,250

£500-600


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TURKS ISLANDS The 1881 Provisionals The Turks Islands joined the U.P.U. on 1st. January 1881 and it became necessary to provide a supply on ½d. and 4d. stamps following the revision of postal rates. The 2½d. surcharge was required to cover the rate for commercial papers. The surcharges were prepared and applied locally and comprise a variety of different settings. Halfpenny

132 132

1

Setting 11, “ ⁄ 2” [2] on 1/- dull blue, fresh unused with traces of gum. A fine example of this exceptionally rare stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1954). S.G. 24a, £18,000

£8,000-10,000

Two Pence Halfpenny

133 133

134

135

Setting 6, “21⁄ 2” (S.G. Type 20) on 1/- lilac with inking flaw at base of neck, very well centred for this stamp, fresh unused with part original gum, small thin though of fine appearance for this very rare stamp. Philatelic Foundation Certificate (1962). S.G. 30, £12,000

£3,000-4,000

PROVENANCE:

Charlton Henry, April 1961 Keeler Cox, Christie’s New York, January 1982 134

135

Setting 6, “21⁄ 2” (S.G. Type 21) on 1/- lilac, unused with part original gum, straight edges at top and at foot the latter leaving the perforations intact at base of design. An attractive example of this exceptionally rare stamp and almost certainly the rarest of all the 1881 provisionals. R.P.S. Certificate (1959). S.G. 31, £20,000

£9,000-10,000

Setting 7, “21⁄ 2” (S.G. Type 22) on 6d. black, fresh unused with part original gum; perfs. trimmed off at base, as so often found, and with a small horizontal scissor-cut at right. An attractive example of this very rare stamp, one of the great rarities of the issue. R.P.S. Certificate (1961). S.G. 32, £8,500

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE: Charlton Henry, April 1961 “Isleham”, March 1987

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VIRGIN ISLANDS One of the Rarest of the Crowned Circle Handstamps

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1864 (28 Oct.) blue envelope to Liverpool, rated “11” over “1/-” in red crayon and showing a fine strike of the single-ring Crowned Circle “PAID/AT/TORTOLA” handstamp in red and with light London Paid datestamp (15.11), the reverse with fine “TORTOLA” single-ring datestamp with “4” of year date reversed, and arrival datestamp (16.11); the envelope with traces of creasing which barely detract from the fine appearance of this exceptionally rare cover, this Crowned Circle not having been represented in all the great Used Abroad sales. S.G. CC2, £10,000

Note: This cover is illustrated on page 309 of the “British Virgin Islands Specialised Catalogue”, edited by Giorgio Migliavacca

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Great Britain Cancelled “A13” at Tortola

137 137

1d. rose-red tied to small piece by a superb complete strike of the “A13” obliterator; fine and very rare. Almost certainly the finest strike on this value. B.P.A. Certificate (1974). S.G. Z1, £3,750

£2,000-2,500

Note: This and the following two lots are all illustrated on page 25 of the “British Virgin Islands Specialised Catalogue”, edited by George Migliavacca

138 138

1d. rose-red cancelled with a very fine strike of the “A13” obliterator; very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1965). S.G. Z1, £3,750

£1,500-1,800

139 139

4d. rose cancelled with a superb upright complete strike of the “A13” obliterator; fine and exceptionally rare. Almost certainly the finest strike known on this value. R.P.S. Certificate (1969). S.G. Z2, £4,000

£2,000-2,500

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Issued Stamps 1866 (Dec.) No Watermark Issue

140 140

White paper 6d. rose and toned paper 6d. rose-red, both [6] with variety large “V” in “VIRGIN”, unused with part original gum. An attractive pair of this variety illustrating both types of paper employed for the issue. S.G. 3a, 7a, £650

£150-200

141 141

Toned paper, 1d. green, perforated 15x12, unused without gum; small split towards upper right corner and a pinhole though a very collectable example of this rare stamp. Friedl Certificate (1947). S.G. 5a, £5,500 PROVENANCE:

Robson Lowe, June 1982

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1867 1/- Value with Crimson Frames Superimposed Extending into Margins The Legendary “Missing Virgin” Variety Believed to be the Finest Known Example

142 142

1/- black and rose-carmine, [2] with white flaw on “E” of “ONE”, variety Figure of Virgin omitted, fresh unused without gum. Very fine and of outstanding appearance. B.P.A. Certificate (1971). S.G. 18b, £85,000 ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER RARITIES

£50,000-60,000

Note: Very few examples of this major error exist. Nearly all are with trimmed perforations on one or two sides. One example resides in the Royal Philatelic Collection. See “The London Philatelist”, Vol. 58, page 191, for an extensive article on this remarkable error and, for further reading, prospective buyers are referred to the “British Virgin Islands Specialised Catalogue”, edited by George Migliavacca, where a further detailed history of these fascinating stamps, together with a selected bibliography, appears on pages 92-93 PROVENANCE: Cecil Donne, Private Sale

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1867 1/- with crimson frames superimposed, black and rose-carmine on greyish paper, [5] with black rectangular patch on Virgin’s left shoulder, fresh unused without gum and with the usual eccentric centering associated with printings on this paper; fine and most attractive. S.G. 20, £750

£300-350

Note: A few sheets of this distinctive paper were used for the double-frame 1/stamps. When the extended crimson framed stamps were printed on the same paper the perforation lines were spaced wider than those of the normal sheets, falling outside the heavy coloured border all round the sheet, the result being that marginal stamps are all of an abnormal size

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1868 1/- with frame lines retouched so as to make them single lines black and rosecarmine on white paper, [11] with variety long-tailed “S”, fresh unused with small part original gum. S.G. 21a, £275

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刂+ អ

1878 watermark Crown CC sideways, perf. 14, 1d. yellow-green block of four, part original gum; fresh and fine. A scarce multiple of this shade. S.G. 22a, £680+

£250-300

1888 “4D” Handstamped in Violet on 1/- Black and Rose-Carmine

146 146

Toned paper, [11] with variety long-tailed “S”, small part gum, fresh and fine. Scarce. S.G. 42c, £500

£150-200

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The Chartwell Collection of British Empire

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Toned paper, [4] with flaw on “E” on “ONE”, variety surcharge double and widely spaced vertically, unused with part original gum. A fine and attractive example of this rare surcharge variety. S.G. 42a, £6,500

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

Charlton Henry, April 1961

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The balance of the issued stamps, 42 stamps comprising 1866 white paper 1d. (2) and 6d. (2), toned paper 1d and 6d.; 1867-70 various papers, 1d. (3), 4d. (3), 6d. (2) and 1/- (2); 1867 frames superimposed 1/- (4, two with long-tailed “S”); 1868 1/-; 1878 1d. (2, one with watermark upright); 1883-84 set of four; 1879-80 1d. and 21⁄ 2d.; 1887-89 1d. (3), 4d. (3), 6d. (2) and 1/- (2), and 1888 “4D” on 1/- (2); unused or with part original gum; a few small imperfections in places though of generally good to fine appearance. Cat, £3,650

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You can also bid real time on Spinklive. Just visit www.spink.com to register

The

CHARTWELL Collection of British Empire

Written Bids Form This form should be sent or faxed to be received by Spink Commission Bids Office in advance of the sale. References should be supplied in good time to be taken up before the sale. Bids received later than one hour before the start of the sale may not be processed.

69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET Tel: (020) 7563 4020/4005 Fax: (020) 7563 4037

28 June 2011 • London

Sale Title

Date

Code Name

Sale No.

The Chartwell Collection of British Empire

Tuesday 28 June 2011 at 2.30 p.m.

PEROT

11026

I request Spink, without legal obligations of any kind on its part, to bid on the following Lots up to the price given below. I understand that if my bid is successful the Purchase Price payable will be the sum of the final bid and a premium as a percentage of the final bid (together with any VAT chargeable). The Rate of Premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each lot up to and including £3,000 and 17% of the excess of the hammer price above £3,000; VAT is chargeable on the purchase price of daggered (†) and (Ω) lots at the standard rate (currently 20%), and on lots marked (x) at the reduced rate (currently 5% on the hammer and 20% on the premium). VAT on Margin Scheme lots is payable at 20% on the premium only. All bids shall be treated as offers made on the Terms and Conditions of Buyers printed in the catalogue. I also understand that Spink provides the service of executing bids on behalf of clients for the convenience of clients and that Spink will not be held responsible for failing to execute bids. If identical commission bids are received for the same Lot, the commission bid received first by Spink will take precedence. Please note that you will not be notified if there are higher written bids received. If you require such notification then this is available on bids made via Spink’s online service.

BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE OUR EXTENSION CLAUSES ON PAGE 2 PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN STERLING Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Client Number (if known): ................................................Name: ..................................................................................... (Invoice name, please print) Address: ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................Postcode: ................................................... Tel. (Home): .................................................................................(Office): ............................................................................................... Fax: ................................................................................................E-mail: ................................................................................................. Signature: ...................................................................................... Please indicate the type of card:

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Payment made by Mastercard or Visa are subject to a 2% surcharge and American Express 4%. Card No: Signature

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Please charge all purchases to my card Do not charge my card. I will arrange to send payment. (Spink will only charge your card should you default on the payment terms agreed) Please hold my purchased lots for collection

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Sale No. 11026

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2011

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN STERLING Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

References required for clients not yet known to Spink Bank Name: ..................................................................................................................... Bank Address: ................................................................................................................................. ......................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................... Postcode: ................................................ Account Number: ........................................................................................................................... Date: ..............................................................................................................................................


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink and Son Limited of 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET (company no. 04369748)) contract with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. You should read these conditions carefully. 1

DEFINITIONS The following definitions in this condition apply in these conditions.

2

3

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme

means a VAT margin scheme as defined by HM Revenue & Customs;

Buyer’s Premium

means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below;

Certificate of Authenticity

means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot;

Expert Committee

means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3;

Forgery

means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling);

Hammer Price

means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot;

Lot

means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any Lot number in any catalogue;

Reserve

the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold;

Seller

means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;

Spink Group

Spink and Son Limited, our subsidiaries and associated companies.

VAT

value added tax chargeable under VAT and any similar replacement or additional tax; and

VAT Symbols

means the symbols detailing the VAT status of the Lot details of which are set out at the back of the catalogue.

SPINK’S ROLE AS AGENT 2.1

All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a financial interest in the Lot.

2.2

The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller.

3.4

3.4.1 If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed Lot or Lot containing undescribed stamps) you must notify us in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by us, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause 5.13 of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.13 shall apply accordingly.

BEFORE THE SALE 3.1

3.2

3.4.2 Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject to agreement by us.

Examination of goods You are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.13 of these Terms and Conditions.

3.4.3 If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee. 3.4.4 We will not normally accept a request for an extension on account of condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery.

Catalogue descriptions 3.2.1 Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for any other purpose. 3.2.2 Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. 3.2.3 Other than as set out in clause 5.13, and in the absence of fraud, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot.

3.3

Your Responsibility You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description.

Spink Uni (01/10)

Extensions – Stamps only

3.4.5 Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot. 3.4.6 It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other description or warranty as to authenticity. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted. 4

AT THE SALE 4.1

Refusal of admission Our sales usually take place on our own premises or premises over which we have control for the sale, and we have the right, exercisable at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at an auction.

4.2

Registration before bidding You must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check. Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium Lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event.


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4.4

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Bidding as Principal When making a bid (whether such bids are made in person or by way of telephone bids operated by Spink, commission or online or email bids), you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third party buyer acceptable to us. Commission Bids If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable endeavours to do so, provided these instructions are received not later than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. You should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of bidding. On-line Bidding We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity.

4.6

Telephone Bids If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the sale, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to enable you to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so.

4.7

Currency Converter At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Royal Bank of Scotland or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by us, which is usually sterling for auctions held in London. The currency converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of sterling bids. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller. 4.13 After Sale Arrangements If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the Seller a commission in accordance with the terms of the Seller’s agreement. 5

AFTER THE AUCTION 5.1

Buyer’s Premium In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer Price of each Lot up to and including €3,500 and 17% of the excess of the Hammer Price above €3,500.

5.2

Value Added Tax Other than in respect of Zero-rated Lots (o) (see VAT Symbols for details), VAT is payable on the Buyer’s Premium and on the Hammer Price, if the Lot has been marked with a sign to that effect in the catalogue (see VAT Symbols for details).

5.3

VAT Refunds General 5.3.1 As we remain liable to account for VAT on all Lots unless they have been exported outside the EU within 3 months of the date of sale, you will generally be asked to deposit all amounts of VAT invoiced. However, if a Spink nominated shipper is instructed, then any refundable VAT will not be collected. In all other cases credits will be made when proof of export is provided. If you export the Lot yourself you must obtain shipping documents from the Shipping Department for which a charge of £50 will be made. 5.3.2 If you export the Lot you must return the valid proof of export certificate to us within 3 months of the date of sale. If you fail to return the proof of export certificate to us within such period and you have not already accounted to us for the VAT, you will be liable to us for the full amount of the VAT due on such Lot and we shall be entitled to invoice you for this sum. 5.3.3 To apply for a refund of any VAT paid, the proof of export certificate must be sent to our Shipping Department clearly marked ‘VAT Refund’ within 3 months of the date of sale. No payment will be made where the total amount of VAT refundable is less than £50 and Spink will charge £50 for each refund processed. VAT Refunds - Buyers from within the EU

4.8

Video images At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the image as a reproduction of the original.

5.3.4 VAT refunds are available on the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium of Daggered (†) and Investment Gold (g) Lots. You must certify that you are registered for VAT in another EU country and that the Lot is to be removed from the United Kingdom within 3 months of the date of sale.

4.9

Bidding Increments Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to €100 by €5 €100 to €300 by €10 €300 to €600 €320-€350-€380-€400 etc. €600 to €1,000 by €50 €1,000 to €3,000 by €100 €3,000 to €6,000 €3,200-€3,500-€3,800-€4,000 etc. €6,000 to €20,000 by €500 €20,000 and up Auctioneer’s discretion

5.3.5 Where an EU buyer purchases a Lot on which import VAT has been charged, no refund of VAT is available from us. It may be possible to apply directly for a refund on form VAT 65 to HM Revenue & Customs Overeseas Repayment Section, Londonderry.

4.10 Bidding by Spink 4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the low estimate printed in the auction catalogue. 4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal. 4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again. Spink Uni (01/10)

VAT Refunds – Buyers from outside the EU 5.3.6 Where a Lot is included within the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT element included within the Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. 5.3.7 Where the Lot is marked as a Daggered (†) or Investment Gold (g) Lot the VAT charged on the Hammer Price may be refunded where evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer. 5.3.8 Where the Lot is marked as an Omega (Ω) Lot or an Import VAT (x) Lot and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT charged on both the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. Where required, we can advise you on how to export such Lots as a specific form of export evidence is required. Where we advise you on the export of the Lots, please be aware that the ultimate responsibility in respect of obtaining a valid proof of export certificate will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to obtain such certificate.


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Payment 5.4.1 You must provide us with your full name and permanent address and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments to us will be made. You must pay the full amount due (comprising the Hammer Price, the Buyer’s Premium and any applicable VAT) within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you wish to export the Lot and an export licence is (or may be) required. 5.4.2 You will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due to us have been paid in full to us, even in circumstances where we have released the Lot to you. 5.4.3 Payment should be made in sterling by one of the following methods: II(i) Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you. Please ensure that your client number is noted on the transfer. i(ii) By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink and Son Ltd and sent to Spink at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a non-U.K bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment. (iii) By Visa or Mastercard. A charge of 2% will be applied. Payments exceeding €5,000 can normally only be made by the card holder in person whilst on our premises. 5.4.4 Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party. 5.5 Invoices Invoices may consist of one or more pages and will show: Zero-rated Lots (o); no symbol Lots sold under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme; Lots marked (g) special scheme Investment Gold; Daggered Lots (†), imported Lots marked (x) and (Ω), (e) Lots with Zero-rated hammer and premium for EU VAT registered buyers. 5.6 Collection of Purchases 5.6.1 Unless we specifically agree to the contrary, we shall retain items sold until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have been paid in full. 5.6.2 Unless we notify you to the contrary, items retained by us will be covered in accordance with our policy which is available for inspection at our offices from the date of sale for a period of seven days or until the time of collection, whichever is sooner. After seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is the earlier, the Lot will be entirely at your risk. 5.6.3 Our policy will not cover and we are unable to accept responsibility for damage caused by woodworm, changes in atmospheric conditions or acts of terrorism. 5.7 Notification We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid. You are requested to contact us by telephone or in person as soon as possible after the auction to obtain details of the outcome of your bids to avoid incurring charges for late payment. 5.8 Packing and handling We shall use all reasonable endeavours to take care when handling and packing a purchased Lot but remind you that after seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is sooner, the Lot is entirely at your risk. Our postage charges are set out at the back of the catalogue. 5.9 Recommended packers and shippers If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third parties concerned. 5.10 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.10.1 If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: 5.10.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due; 5.10.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you; 5.10.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property. Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding to us or the Spink Group, and pay any balance to you; 5.4

Spink Uni (01/10)

5.10.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not you so direct; 5.10.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any bids. 5.10.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.10.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.10.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20% seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make payment; or 5.10.2.3 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit. 5.11 Failure to collect Where purchases are not collected within seven days after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, you will be required to pay a storage charge of £2 per item per day plus any additional handling cost that may apply. You will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other amounts due to us. 5.12 Export Licence 5.12.1 If required we can, at our discretion, advise you on the detailed provisions of the export licensing regulations. Where we advise you in relation to export licensing regulations the ultimate responsibility in respect of any export will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to apply for any necessary licences. 5.12.2 If the Lot is going to be hand carried by you, you may be required to produce a valid export licence to us or sign a waiver document stating that a licence will be applied for. 5.12.3 You should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting. Export licences are usually obtained within two or three weeks but delays can occur. 5.12.4 Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish to apply for an export licence does not affect your obligation to make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on late payment. 5.12.5 If you request that we apply for an export licence on your behalf, we shall be entitled to recover from you our disbursements and out of pocket expenses in relation to such application, together with any relevant VAT. 5.12.6 We will not be obliged to rescind a sale nor to refund any interest or other expenses incurred by you where payment is made by you despite the fact that an export licence is required. 5.13 Refund in the case of Forgery 5.13.1 A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following conditions are met: 5.13.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the auction date, that in your view the Lot concerned is a Forgery; 5.13.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days, in the same condition as at the auction date; and 5.13.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party claims. 5.13.2 In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall have no claim for interest.


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5.13.3 The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party.

11 Law and Jurisdiction 11.1 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales. 11.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and Conditions or their subject matter.

5.13.4 We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or in use at the date of the auction. 6

LIABILITY Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability for:

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6.1

death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or

6.2

any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

COPYRIGHT 7.1

7.2

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We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. You shall not use or allow anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without our prior written consent.

VAT You shall give us all relevant information about your VAT status and that of the Lot to ensure that the correct information is printed in the catalogues. Once printed, the information cannot be changed. If we incur any unforeseen cost or expense as a result of the information being incorrect, you will reimburse to us on demand the full amount incurred.

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NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch.

Postal Charges Prices for books (items sent by this method are not covered by insurance) Weight

UK

EU

Rest of the World

Up to 1kg

£8 for any weight

£12

£15

Up to 2kg

£8 for any weight

£18

£25

Prices for all other items including postage and packaging Invoice Value

UK

EU

Rest of the World

Up to £1,500

£10

£15

£20

Above £1,501

£20

£30

£40

Shipments of more than 2kg or volumetric measurement of more than 2kg have to be sent by courier. Certain countries may incur extra charge when courier services are required by our insurance policy. For lots sent by courier please contact Auctionteam@spink.com for calculation of any further relevant cost in addition to the above charges. Value Added Tax (VAT) Charging of (VAT) at auction The information shown on this page sets out the way in which Spink intends to account for VAT. i.

10 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS The following provisions of this clause 10 shall apply only if you are acting for the purposes of your business.

2. Where Lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme to VAT–registered businesses, the VAT included within the Buyers’ Premium is not recoverable as input tax. Upon request on sale day, we will issue invoices that show VAT separately on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium. This will enable VAT-registered businesses to recover the VAT charged as input tax, subject to the normal rules for recovering input tax.

10.1 Limitation of Liability Subject to clause 6, we shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for any: 10.1.1 loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information; or

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Zero-Rated Lots 1. Limited Categories of goods, such as books, are Zero-rated (o) for VAT in the United Kingdom. Such Lots are offered under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. In these circumstances no VAT element will be included within the Buyer’s Premium.

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Daggered Lots 1. Lots which are Daggered (†) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 20% on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium.

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Starred and Omega Lots 1. Lots which are marked (x) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 5% on the Hammer Price and 20% on the Buyer’s Premium which is shown as inclusive of VAT. Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) are subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price and on the Buyer’s Premium. Such Lots bear VAT because the Lot is liable for VAT at this rate on importation into the EU.

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Investment Gold Lots 1. Lots marked (g) in the catalogue are exempt from VAT on the Hammer Price and are subject to VAT at 20% on the Buyer’s Premium. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer.

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Imported Lots 1. Lots which are marked (x) and Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) have VAT charged on the Hammer Price and Buyers’ Premium because they have been imported into the United Kingdom from outside the EU. In these cases we have used a temporary importation procedure, which in effect means that the point of importation is deferred until the Lot has been sold. At this point the Buyer is treated as the importer and is liable to pay the import VAT due. We will collect the VAT from you and pay it to HM Customs and Excise on your behalf.

10.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. 10.2 Severability If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. 10.3 Force majeure We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. 10.4 Waiver 10.4.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy. 10.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law. Spink Uni (01/10)

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme 1. Where possible, we will offer Lots for sale under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. Such Lots can be identified by the absence of any symbol next to the Lot number in the catalogue and will not be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price.


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Group Chairman and CEO Olivier Stocker Your Specialists Stamps Tim Hirsch David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Charles Shreve Chris Anderson George Eveleth Ed Robinson Andrew Titley Coins Paul Dawson Richard Bishop Julie-Morgane Lecoindre William MacKay Arthur Bryant John Pett Stephen Goldsmith Jim Fitzgerald Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin Thomas Tesoriero Banknotes, Bonds & Shares Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Francesca Girelli Stephen Goldsmith Jim Fitzgerald Matthew Orsini Autographs Robert Litzenberger Orders, Decorations, Medals & Militaria Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys Books Philip Skingley Rebecca Mason

AUCTION CALENDAR

Guy Croton

Your Europe Team Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Timothy Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction and Client Management Team Emily Johnston Miroslava Adusei-Poku Luca Borgo Phillipa Brown Finance Alison Bennet Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird Shyam Padhiar IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Segun Magbagbeola Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe

2011 Stamps 25/26 May 8 June 28 June 29 June 30 June 13 July 14 July July (TBA) 25 September 12 October 18 October 9 November Late November 6 December

The Rolfe E. Wyer Collection of French Colonies Dr. Robert Towers Collection of British Empire The Chartwell Collection - British Empire The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain Line-Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers, Part I The Pasha Collection of Islamic Stamps and Postal History Summer Collector’s Series Sale, featuring India and St Helena The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo Stamps Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale Fine Stamps & Covers of South East Asia including the Stolz Collection Part II The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain Surface Printed Issues Pearls of Arabian Philately Autumn Collector’s Series Sale The “Agathon” Collection of the First Issue of Russia The Chartwell Collection - Great Britain King Edward VII Essays, Proofs and Issued Stamps

New York London London

11025 11026

London London London London New York Singapore London London London London

11027 11028 11029 11030 11016 11031 11037 11033 11034

London

11035

Banknotes 20/21 May 27/28 September 8 December

Texas Numismatic Association Sale World Banknotes World Banknotes

Fort Worth London London

11019 11020

Bonds and Shares 20/21 May 20 May 21 October

Texas Numismatic Association Sale Bonds & Share Certificates of the World Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

Fort Worth London London

11006 11022

Coins 20/21 May 22/23 June 6 October 1 December

Texas Numismatic Association Sale Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Fort Worth London London London

11009 11023 11024

Medals 21 July 24 November

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

11010 11011

Your America Team President Charles Shreve Finance & Operations Manager Sam Qureshi Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Auction Administration Rick Penko Patricia Gardner Marketing & Design James McGuire Emily Cowin William Jackson Shawn Barnes Clyde Townsend Administration Ingrid Qureshi Mary Gottberg Kisha Townsend Auctioneer Tracy Shreve Your Asia Team Gary Tan

The above sale dates are subject to change Our Environmental Commitment: Paper from Sustainable Forests and Non Hazardous Ink For centuries Spink and its employees have been preserving and curating collectable items. We now wish to play a modest role in preserving our planet, as well as the heritage of collectables, so future generations may enjoy both. We insist that our printers source all paper used in the production of Spink catalogues from FSC registered suppliers (for further information on the FSC standard please visit fsc.org) and use inks containing non hazardous ingredients. Spink recycle all ecological material used on our premises and we would encourage you to recycle your catalogue once you have finished with it.

Spink offers the following services Valuations for insurance and probate for individual items or whole collections. Sales on a commission basis either of individual pieces or whole collections.


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28 June 2011 • London I VOL. 1

COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS COINS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS

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The Chartwell Collection of British Empire  

A catalogue of The Chartwell Collection of British Empire.