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SPINK LONDON

The

“Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo

T h e “ Wa lt e r B i c k ly ” C o l l e c t i o n

14 July 2011 • London

14 July 2011 • London STAMPS BANKNOTES MEDALS COINS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS

69 Southampton Row

Bloomsbury www.spink.com

© Copyright 2011

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

Group Chairman and CEO Olivier Stocker Your Specialists Stamps Guy Croton 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 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

AUCTION CALENDAR 2011 Stamps 28 June 29 June

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 Great Britain Stamps 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

London

11026

London London London London New York London Singapore London London London London

11027 11028 11029 11030

London

11035

Banknotes 27/28 September 8 December

World Banknotes World Banknotes

London London

11019 11020

Bonds and Shares 21 October

Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

London

11022

Coins 22/23 June 6 October 1 December

Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

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

30 June 12/13 July 14 July July (TBA) 20 September 25 September 12 October 18 October 9 November Late November 6 December

11038 11016 11031 11037 11033 11034

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 Marcy Gottberg Kisha Townsend Auctioneer Tracy Shreve Your Asia Team Gary Tan

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The “Walter Bickly� Collection of Labuan and North Borneo Thursday 14 July 2011 at 10.30 a.m. (Lots 1-319) and 2.30 p.m. (Lots 320-722) 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET, UK and on

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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

Symbols and Abbreviations 刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ អ + អ B



var. cat. c.d.s.

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

d.s. h.s. ᔛ A ᔛ S ᔛ C ᔛ E ᔛ P

F R

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. Buyers are reminded that payment must be made within seven days from the date of sale (condition 5.4.1), and interest will be added for overdue accounts (condition 5.10.1.1). Please note charges for credit card payments (condition 5.4.3(iii)). www.spink.com

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July 14, 2011 - London 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.

Thursday 14 July 2011 First Session at 10.30 a.m. (Lots 1-319)

LABUAN

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1834 (13 July) envelope to Singapore, carried privately, showing two impressions, one fine, of “LABUAN” double-ring d.s. (Proud Type D1, earliest recorded date) and boxed “SINGAPORE/SHIP LETTER/BG” with manuscript “2as” inserted. Endorsement on inside flap comments “72 dollars being charged for bringing the store which came by the ‘Rainbow’ from the beach to the store close by? - Ask Major Elphinstone to show you the Labuan agents abstract for June”; the envelope with repaired tear at upper left and some minor fox marks. Very rare, only a few examples recorded. Photo

£6,000-8,000

PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971

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1878 SAGO PALM ESSAY

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A pen and ink sketch (80x74mm.) of a 12c. in red, executed on piece of paper (192x218mm.), with note below “To be reduced to size of British penny postage stamp”, followed by “16 cent stamps blue colour as...”, “12 cent.. . red...”, “6 cent...yellow...”, and “2 cent...green...” with Japanese Koban 20s., 45s., 6s. (creased) and 4s. taken as samples of these four colours. An accompanying sheet gives enlarged Malay and Chinese vernacular for these four values and a botanical note about the Sago Palm. Some creases. Photo Note: Labuan joined the U.P.U. on 1 April 1877 and, as a result, stamps were needed since it was one of the requirements upon joining. This suggested design, depicting the sago palm, was drawn by F.W. Burbridge, a well-known botanist who was at that time studying the flora in the island. PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, September 1976 www.spink.com

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£6,000-8,000


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3 3

ᔛ P E ᔛ

Die proof of a 12c. (22.5x18.5mm.) in ultramarine on thin card (80x80mm.); thinned and a little creased, nevertheless a remarkable archival item. Photo

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archive, September 1976

1879 (MAY) WATERMARK CA OVER CROWN, SIDEWAYS

Die Proof 4

ᔛ P

12c. in black on glazed card (82x96mm.) marked “Approved, No 2” and initialled; some minor peripheral damage not affecting the design. Unique. Photo £5,000-6,000 PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, September 1976 Commander M. Burnett, October 1984 Patrick Cassels, September 2006

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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo Labuan, 1879 (May) Watermark CA over Crown, sideways - contd. Plate Proofs

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ᔛ P អ B

2c. in green, a sheet of ten (5x2) pulled from the original die, on thin surfaced card marked “534/3”, fine. Photo

£6,000-8,000

Note: The 2c. was the first adhesive produced by De La Rue from a recess-engraved plate. PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, September 1976 Commander M. Burnett, October 1984 Spink auction, March 1997 Patrick Cassels, November 2006 6

P អ ᔛ B

2c. in black, a block of eight [2-5/7-10] with margins on three sides on thin surfaced card; two pressed vertical creases affecting the last two vertical rows. Photo

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971 7

ᔛ P អ B

6c. in black, a block of eight [2-5/7-10] with margins on three sides on thin surfaced card; some pressed vertical creases not affecting fine appearance. Photo

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971 8

ᔛ P អ B

12c. in black, a sheet of ten on thin surfaced card dated “3 DEC 78”; thin at lower left affecting [7] and some pressed vertical creases which do not affect appearance. Photo

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971 9

ᔛ P អ B

16c. in black, a sheet of ten on thin surfaced card, some pressed vertical creases at right which do not significantly affect fine appearance. Photo PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971

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£4,000-5,000


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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo Labuan, 1879 (May) Watermark CA over Crown, sideways - contd. Specimens

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ᔛ S

2c. blue-green, 6c. orange-brown, 12c. carmine and 16c. blue, each in a marginal pair from either the left or right (2c. and 12c.) of a sheet, each handstamped “SPECIMEN” (Samuel Type D8), the 6c. and 16c. initialled and dated “24.12.78” in red ink in the selvedge at left, all with large part to full original gum. Wonderfully fresh and extremely rare. Sc. 1-4; S.G. 1-4. Photo

£2,500-3,000

11 11

S ᔛ

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2c. blue-green [8], 6c. orange-brown [8], 12c. carmine [9] and 16c. blue [7], all with sheet margin at foot, each handstamped “SPECIMEN” (Samuel Type D8), all with hinge remnants, fresh and fine. Very rare. Sc. 1-4; S.G. 1-4. Photo

£1,000-1,200


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July 14, 2011 - London Issued Stamps

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13

14

12

2c. blue-green, [2], fine unused with part original gum. Sc. 1; S.G. 1, £1400. Photo

13

2c. blue-green horizontal pair, [2-3], neatly cancelled by two strikes of the circle of dots in red, some short perfs particularly top of [3] otherwise fine. The only recorded multiple of the 2c. in private hands. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,449, not present. Sc. 1; S.G. 1, £1700+. Photo

£800-1,000

2c. blue-green, neatly cancelled by part “LABUAN” single-ring d.s. in red; small central thin not affecting fine appearance. Most unusual. R.P.S. Certificate 19,244, not present. Sc. 1; S.G. 1, £1400. Photo

£250-300

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17 ័

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刂អ B

£300-400

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2c. blue-green [5], 6c. orange-brown [2], 12c. carmine [4] (R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,450, not present) and 16c. blue [3], each cancelled by circle of dots in red; the 2c. and 6c. thinned otherwise fine. Sc. 1-4; S.G. 1-4, £2240. Photo

£300-400

6c. orange-brown, [8], fine unused with part original gum. Sc. 2; S.G. 2, £200

£60-80

6c. orange-brown, [4]?, on small piece, centrally cancelled by circle of dots and showing complete strike of “LABUAN” single-ring d.s. with year date error alongside, both struck in red, fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,245 not present. Sc. 2; S.G. 2, £190

£50-60

12c. carmine, [6], fine unused without gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,774, not present. Sc. 3; S.G. 3, £1800. Photo

£350-450

16c. blue, a complete mint sheet (5x2) generally mounted in the selvedge only, fine. Sc. 4; S.G. 4

£400-500

16c. blue, a block of four from left of a sheet [1-2/6-7], a pair with margin at top [4-5] and a single [5], all unused with part or large part original gum, fine. Sc. 4; S.G. 4, £490

£120-150

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1880-82 WATERMARK CROWN CC Essay

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The manuscript Requisition, dated “2 JUN 81”, “For a Labuan Postage Stamp of the value of 8 cents the same colour as annexed Specimen. The Malay and Chinese characters as indicated at sides of specimen. 6000 of above required, A H Hamilton Postmaster”. The annexed stamp was the 12c. carmine and affixed to the requisition is an outline proof of the necessary changes. Photo PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, September 1976 www.spink.com

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£2,500-3,000


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July 14, 2011 - London Plate Proofs

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P អ ᔛ B

8c. in black, a complete sheet (5x2), [3] with internal crease and a small marginal tear at right. Possibly unique. Photo

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971 Commander M. Burnett, October 1984 Spink auction, March 1997 Patrick Cassels, November 2006

23 23

ᔛ P អ B

10c. in black, a complete sheet (5x2) dated “23 Possibly unique. Photo

JUN

80”; purple mark at lower right. £4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971 Commander M. Burnett, October 1984 Spink auction, March 1997 Patrick Cassels, November 2006

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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo Labuan, 1880-82 Watermark Crown CC - contd. Specimens

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ᔛ S

2c. yellow-green [3], 10c. brown [7] and 16c. blue [7], each handstamped “Specimen” (Samuel Type LA1), all unused with part or large part original gum, the 10c. with small thin otherwise fine. Rare. S.G. 5, 8, 10. Photo

£500-600

Issued Stamps 25

26

2c. yellow-green block of four (margins top and bottom) and a single, 6c. orange-brown marginal pair and single, 8c. carmine, 10c. brown and 16c. lower left corner pair and single, all unused with small part or part original gum, most with hinge remainders, fine. S.G. 5-8, 10; £1075

£250-300

2c. yellow-green (4 including a pair), 6c. (3), 8c. (2, one with thin), 10c. (2), 12c. (2) and 16c., all used, fine. S.G. 5-10, £1715

£400-500

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刂អ B

刂+ អ

刂អ B

刂+ អ

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2c. yellow-green, a complete sheet of ten (5x2) with watermark reversed, unused with part or large part original gum, some hinge remnants (mainly in selvedge) and thin in margin above [4], otherwise fine and of excellent colour. Very rare, believed to be one of only two recorded sheets. Sc. 5; S.G. 5x. Photo Note: The other recorded sheet, which did not have any margins, was in the Patrick Cassels sale.

£500-600

6c. orange-brown, a block of four with margin at left, [1-2/6-7], fine unused with part or large part original gum. Sc. 6; S.G. 6, £480

£150-180

8c. carmine, a complete sheet (5x2), unused with large part or full original gum; some hinge remnants/mounts in the selvedge, fine. Sc. 7; S.G. 7. Photo

£600-800

8c. carmine block of four, [1-2/6-7], unused with large part original gum, [2] with diagonal corner crease otherwise fine. Sc. 7; S.G. 7, £480

£150-180

10c. brown horizontal pair, [1-2], fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 8; S.G. 8, £360

£120-150


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刂+ អ

12c. carmine, [6], fine unused with small part original gum, fine. Sc. 9; S.G. 9, £300. Photo

£80-100

16c. blue, a complete sheet (5x2), unused with virtually full original gum; some hinge remnants, light stains and thin in selvedge. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 43,746, not present. Sc. 10; S.G. 10. Photo

£600-800

16c. blue marginal block of four from the right of a sheet, [4-5/9-10] , unused with large part original gum, the margins re-inforced with pieces of selvedge. Sc. 10; S.G. 10, £380

£120-150

1880 SURCHARGES Original value obliterated by manuscript bar

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37

38

Ex 36

37

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“8” on 12c. carmine with bar in red, [6], fine unused with part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,451, not present. Sc. 12; S.G. 11, £1600. Photo

£500-600

“8” on 12c. carmine with bar in red, [6], a little heavily cancelled, fine; also another example cancelled by part oval of bars with defective lower right corner. Sc. 12; S.G. 11. Photo for first

£300-400

“8” on 12c. carmine with bar in red, [7], joined with CA 2c. yellow-green by paper from original envelope, both crossed by light firm’s handstamp and manuscript “Paid” within horizontal lines, fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,034, not present. Sc. 12; S.G. 11, £850+. Photo

£250-300

“8” on 12c. carmine with bar in red, [3], variety “8” inverted, unused with small part original gum, tiny thin spot towards top otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,452, not present. Sc. 12c; S.G. 11a, £1900. Photo

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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo Labuan, 1880 Surcharges, Original value obliterated by manuscript bar- contd.

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“8” on 12c. carmine horizontal pair with bar in red, [9-10]?, the right stamp showing variety “8” inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. An extremely rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,782, not present. Sc. 12/12c; S.G. 11/11a, £3500+. Photo

£1,500-1,800

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“8” on 12c. carmine with bar in red, a lower right corner pair, [9-10], both with variety “8” inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. Almost certainly a unique multiple in private hands. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,035, not present. Sc. 12c; S.G. 11a, £3800+. Photo

£2,000-2,500

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“8” on 12c. carmine horizontal pair, [3-4], with “12” not obliterated and the left stamp with variety “8” inverted, unused with part original gum, perforations between part reinforced, fine. Almost certainly a unique multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,750, not present. Sc. 12a/ac; S.G.11b/11c. Photo PROVENANCE:

H.P. Manus, May 1933 www.spink.com

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£5,000-6,000


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“8” on 12c. carmine with watermark reversed, [9], variety “12” not obliterated, lightly cancelled by oval of bars, fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 27,810, not present. Sc. 12a; S.G. 11b, £1800. Photo “8” on 12c. carmine, [5], variety “8” inverted and “12 CENTS” crossed by thin penstroke, cancelled? by manuscript penstroke; thin at top and small stain at lower right corner thin. Rare and most unusual. Sc. 12c var; S.G. 11c var. Photo PROVENANCE: Spink auction, March 1997

£500-600

£250-300

Surcharged with two figures, one across original value

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49

50

51

46

47

“6” in red on 16c. blue, [3], fine unused with part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,921, not present. Sc. 11; S.G. 12, £2750. Photo

£800-1,000

“6” in red on 16c. blue, [6], neatly cancelled by circle of dots in red, fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,455, not present; Sc. 11; S.G. 12, £1000. Photo

£400-500

“8” in black on 12c. carmine, [9], with watermark reversed, unused with small part original gum, fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,453, not present. Sc. 12b, S.G. 13x, £2000. Photo

£600-800

“8” in black on 12c. carmine, [3], with watermark reversed, cancelled by oval of bars, fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,344, not present. Sc. 12b; S.G. 13x, £1200. Photo

£350-450

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“8” in black on 12c. carmine, [3], variety both “8”s upright, cancelled by oval of bars and with pen-cancellation; some perfs cut off at lower right otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 10,450, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 13a, £1300. Photo

£250-300

“8” on 12c. carmine, [2], with watermark reversed, variety upright “8” inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,454, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 13b, £2000. Photo

£600-800

“8” on 12c. carmine, [8] showing no right foot to second Chinese character, variety upright “8” inverted, cancelled by penstrokes, short perf at left otherwise fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 43,315, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 13b/c. Photo

£800-1,000

“8” on 12c. carmine, [9], variety sideways “8” inverted, unused with small part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 11,551, not present; Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

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1881 (MARCH) “EIGHT CENTS” ON 12c. CARMINE

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Ex 54

53 52

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[4], unused with small part original gum, heavy hinge remnants, fine. Sc. 13; S.G. 14, £375. Photo

£80-100

[5/10] vertical pair with margins on two sides, watermark reversed, unused with large part or full (lower stamp) original gum, fresh and fine. Sc. 13; S.G. 14x, £700. Photo

£200-250

Two used examples, one is [9] with watermark reversed and cancelled by Labuan c.d.s., the other (thin at top) heavily cancelled by two strikes of the circle of dots in black, also 1881 (June) “Eight/Cents” on 12c. carmine, [6], cancelled by oval of bars, generally fine used. Sc. 13-14; S.G. 14-15, £980. Photo for first

£200-250


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1881 (JUNE) “Eight Cents” ON 12c. CARMINE

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56

57

58

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刂+ អ

A complete sheet (5x2) from the corrected first setting with margins at top and at foot only, watermark reversed, [8] with no right foot to second Chinese character, unused with part to mainly large part original gum; [1-3] with small central abrasions and the selvedge a little soiled and with other small faults. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,345, not present. Sc. 14; S.G. 15x/d, £1355+. Photo

£800-1,000

A block of four from the second setting, [1-2/6-7], with margins on three sides, unused with large part original gum, the lower pair with slight crease otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,923, not present. Sc. 14; S.G. 15, £480

£150-180

A pair [3-4] and a single [1], both from the second setting and unused with part original gum, fine. Sc. 14; S.G. 15, £360

£100-120

A single, [9], with margin at foot, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. Extremely rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,783, not present; Sc. 14b; S.G. 15b, £12,000. Photo

£6,000-8,000

Note: Only one sheet of ten had the surcharge inverted, of which a vertical pair from the right of the sheet is in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen.

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1883 WATERMARK CROWN CA Specimens

59 59

S ᔛ

16c. blue [8] and 40c. amber, both handstamped “Specimen” (Samuel Type LA1), without gum and small part gum respectively, the former badly thinned at top. Sc. 22, 24; S.G. 20, 21. Photo

£150-180

Issued Stamps 60

61

62

刂អ ᔛ B

2c. yellow-green block of four, pair with watermark reversed (one with thin) and single (no gum), 8c. carmine (heavily mounted), 10c. yellow-brown block of four from left of the sheet, pair and single, 16c. blue marginal pair and single, and 40c. amber marginal block of four (one with thins) with watermark reversed, pair and a single with watermark reversed, all with part or large part original gum, though most with hinge remnants. S.G. 17-21, £1200+

£200-250

2c. yellow-green with watermark reversed, 10c. yellow-brown (creased), 16c. blue (thin) and 40c. amber (2) with watermark reversed, all used, fair to fine. Cat. £530

£100-120

2c. yellow-green, a complete sheet (5x2) with watermark reversed, mounted in the selvedge only, fresh and fine. Sc. 16; S.G. 17x, £250+

£150-180

63 63

64

65

刂អ B

刂អ B

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8c. carmine horizontal pair, [9-10] with [10] showing no dot at lower left, fine unused with mainly large part original gum. Sc. 18; S.G. 18/18a, £850. Photo

£300-400

40c. amber, a complete sheet (5x2) with large part or full original gum; small piece of margin missing from lower left corner and [1] with two light gum creases. Sc. 24; S.G. 21, £220+

£80-100

40c. amber, a complete sheet (5x2) with watermark reversed, unused with large part or full original gum; the selvedge with some small thins and perfs re-inforced. Sc. 24; S.G. 21x, £320+

£150-180


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1883 (MAY) MANUSCRIPT SURCHARGE

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“One Dollar A.S.H.” in red manuscript on 16c. blue, [9], unused with trace of gum; a few shortish perfs at left and a fraction soiled at top. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,777, not present. Sc. 15; S.G. 22, £4250. Photo

£800-1,000

Note: This was an improvised form of franking parcels. The initials (A.S.H.) are those of A.S. Hamilton, the Postmaster who made the surcharge at the request of the manager of the local coal company. These stamps were not sold at the P.O. but were handed direct to the manager.

1885 (JUNE) SURCHARGES

67 67

刂អ B

“2 CENTS” on 8c. carmine, a complete sheet (5x2), unused with large part or full original gum; [7] with small stain on reverse and the selvedge with some split and re-inforced perfs, and a small piece missing from top left corner. Sc. 26; S.G. 23/23a, £2425+. Photo

£1,000-1,200

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69

70

“2 CENTS” on 8c. carmine, a horizontal pair, [9-10] with [10] showing no dot at lower left, unused with mainly large part original gum; [9] with minor gum crease otherwise fine. Sc. 26; S.G. 23/23a, £625. Photo

£200-250

“2 CENTS” on 8c. carmine, a vertical pair, [2/7], fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 26; S.G. 23, £450

£120-150

“2 CENTS” on 8c. carmine, two examples, [6] and [10] (no dot at lower left), the former with small part original gum and some small faults, the latter without gum and small central thin, both of generally fine appearance. Sc. 26; S.G. 23, 23a, £625

£80-100

71 71

“2 CENTS” on 8c. carmine, [10] showing no dot at lower left, variety surcharge double, unused with part original gum. The only recorded example. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,778, not present. Sc. 26a, unpriced; unlisted in S.G. Photo

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£2,500-3,000

73

“2 CENTS” on 8c. carmine, surcharged diagonally in a type similar to that on the issued stamps, unused without gum. The only known example. Status unknown. Sold on its merits and not subject to return. Photo

£100-120

“2 CENTS” on 8c. carmine, lightly cancelled by Labuan c.d.s., fine. Sc. 26; S.G. 23, £425. Photo

£150-180


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76

74 74

75

76

“2 CENTS” on 16c. blue vertical pair, [5/10], unused without gum; the pair virtually severed and re-inforced, some perforation faults and [10] with tiny surface abrasion at top. The only known multiple of this stamp. R.P.S. Certificate No. 26,811, not present. Sc. 25; S.G. 24, £1900+. Photo

£1,000-1,200

“2 CENTS” on 16c. blue, [9], unused with part original gum; a few shortish perfs otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,457, not present. Sc. 25; S.G. 24, £950. Photo

£300-400

“2 CENTS” on 16c. blue, [5], cancelled by part oval of bars, fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,459, not present. Sc. 25; S.G. 24, £900. Photo

£300-400

1885 (JULY) SURCHARGE

77 77

78

刂អ ᔛ B

“2 Cents” on 16c. blue, a complete sheet (5x2) showing the complete setting, the stamps with full original gum, some rather heavy hinge remnants in the selvedge. Fine and of fresh appearance. Sc. 27; S.G. 25, £1,1000+. Photo

£1,200-1,500

“2 Cents” on 16c. blue, a pair [6-7] and a single [?], both unused with large part and part original gum respectively, and a used single [5] cancelled by part oval of bars, fine. Sc. 27; S.G. 25, £490

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79 79

“2 Cents” on 16c. blue, variety surcharge double, cancelled by rather heavy oval of bars though both impressions are clearly visible; some perfs cut off at foot otherwise fine. Extremely rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 13,031, not present. Sc. 27a; S.G. 25a, £7000. Photo

£2,500-3,000

80

80

“2 Cents” on 16c. blue, [4], variety “2” inserted by hand, unused without gum; slight central thinning and a fraction soiled otherwise fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,036, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 25b, £1800. Photo

£300-400

1885 (SEPT.) SURCHARGE 81

刂អ ᔛ B

82

“2 Cents” on 8c. carmine, a complete sheet (5x2), the stamps unmounted, the selvedge with some heavy hinge remnants, fine and of fresh appearance. Sc. 28; S.G. 26/26a, £735+

£300-400

“2 Cents” on 8c. carmine, a block of four, pair (one thinned) and singles (2, one used), fine. Sc. 28; S.G. 26, £575

£120-150

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1885-86 WATERMARK CROWN CA Perforated Colour Trials On 28 August 1883 De La Rue sent a series of 2c. stamps, all perforated 12, to illustrate their suggestions for new colours so that these would fit in with the colour scheme laid down by the International Postal Convention. They were all printed from the 2c. plate to save labour. The scheme was approved by the Labuan Administration, and the Crown Agents informed De La Rue of this on 17 April 1884

83 83

P ᔛ

84

2c. in carmine, [7], perf 12 on watermarked paper (reversed), perfs virtually cut off at left. Unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 20,903, not present. Photo

£800-1,000

Note: This was used to illustrate the 2c. Proposed colour. 84

P ᔛ

2c. in purple, [2], perf 12 on watermarked paper (reversed), short perf at lower left otherwise fine. Unique. Photo

£1,000-1,200

Note: This was used to illustrate the 8c. Proposed colour.

85

85

P ᔛ

86

2c. in brown, [3], perf 12 on watermarked paper (reversed), fine. Unique. Photo

£1,000-1,200

Note: This was used to illustrate the 10c. Proposed colour. 86

ᔛ P

2c. in grey, [8], perf 12 on watermarked paper (reversed), perfs clipped at right, fine. Unique. Photo

£800-1,000

Note: This was used to illustrate the 16c. Proposed colour. Specimens 87

88

ᔛ S

ᔛ S

2c., 8c., 10c. and 16c., each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), condition a little mixed. S.G. 30s-33s, £550

£100-120

10c. and 16c. horizontal strips of three (one 10c. severed), each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), the centre stamp of both with heavy hinge remnants. Very scarce multiples. S.G. 32s, 33s

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90

91

刂+ អ

刂អ B

2c. (8 mint including two pairs; 4 used including a pair), 8c. deep violet (7 mint including two with no dot at lower left; 2 used, one with no dot at lower left), 8c. mauve (4 mint including one with no dot at lower left; 2 used), 10c. (5 mint including two pairs; 5 used including a pair) and 16c. (3 mint including a pair; 1 used). Condition generally fine. S.G. 30-33, £1400+

£400-500

2c. rose-red, 2c. pale rose-red, 8c. deep violet, 8c.mauve, 10c. and 16c., each in a marginal block of four, fine mint. S.G. 30-33, £600+

£200-250

2c. rose-red (2), 2c. pale rose-red (3, one with watermark reversed), 8c. deep violet, 8c. mauve and 10c., each in a complete sheet (5x2), fine mint. S.G. 30-32

£400-500

1891-92 SURCHARGES

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6c. on 8c. deep violet, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2) with nine showing surcharge inverted and [10] showing surcharge double, one inverted, some hinge remnants etc. in selvedge otherwise fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,740, not present. Sc. 29d/e; S.G. 34a/c, £3475+. Photo

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93

94

6c. on 8c. deep violet, a vertical pair with margins at top and at bottom, variety both with “Cents” omitted, fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,460, not present. Sc. 29c; S.G. 34d, £900. Photo

£300-400

6c. on 8c. deep violet with margin at left, [1], showing “Cents” omitted, fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,037, not present. Sc. 29c; S.G. 34d, £450. Photo

£150-180

93

95 95

刂អ B

6c. on 8c. deep violet, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2), the upper row with surcharge inverted, the lower row with surcharge omitted; some hinge remnants and minor thins in selvedge otherwise fine. Almost certainly unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,785, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 34f, £9,000+. Photo

£5,000-6,000

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6c. on 8c. deep violet, 2mm. setting, a vertical pair with margin at top and at bottom, [3/8], the upper stamp with surcharge inverted, the lower stamp with surcharge omitted; some perf re-inforcement and hinge remnants in selvedge, otherwise fine mint. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,026, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 34f, £1800. Photo

£600-800

96

97 97

刂អ B

6c. on 8c. deep violet, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2), [1-3] and [6] with surcharge inverted and “Cents” omitted, [4-5] and [8-10] with surcharge inverted, and [7] with surcharge omitted; some heavy hinge remnants in selvedge otherwise fine. Almost certainly unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,784, not present. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo PROVENANCE:

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99

100

刂អ B

6c. in red on 8c. deep violet with margin at foot, [8], variety “Cents” omitted, small thin at top otherwise fine unused with large part original gum. Probably unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,038. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£500-600

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2; small faults to top and bottom right corners), marginal blocks of four (2, one with no dot at lower left), pairs (3 mint, one with surcharge inverted and no dot at lower left; 1 used) and singles (8 mint, two with surcharge inverted, one with no dot at lower left and one in a mixture of black and red ink; 8 used including three with surcharge inverted); and 1mm. setting mint pair. Condition generally fine. S.G. 35, 35a, 35i; £1000+

£300-400

6c. on 8c. mauve, two complete mint sheets (5x2) showing 1mm. and 2mm. settings, fine. Sc. 29; S.G. 35, £308

£100-120

101 101

102

103

刂អ B

刂+ អ

刂អ B

103

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2), variety surcharge inverted, some heavy hinge remnants in selvedge otherwise fine. Sc. 29d; S.G. 35a, £800. Photo

£300-400

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a block of four from the right of a sheet with margins on three sides, variety surcharge inverted, fine mint. Sc. 29d; S.G. 35a, £320

£100-120

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2), [10] showing variety surcharge double, one inverted, light stain in selvedge at right otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,347, not present; Sc. 29/29e; S.G. 35/35b, £1026. Photo

£400-500

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105 106 104

105

106

107

108

刂អ B

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6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, [3], variety surcharge double, one inverted, trace of thin at top left otherwise fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 3,185. Sc. 29e; S.G. 35b, £900. Photo

£250-300

6c. on 8c. mauve, [1]?, variety surcharge double both inverted (one 1mm. setting the other 2mm.), fine unused with part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,461. Sc. 29f; S.G. 35c, £900. Photo

£300-400

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2), [9] showing variety “6” omitted; [2] with small thin, some split perfs between rows 3 and 4, and some hinge remnants and thin in selvedge, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,782, not present. Sc. 29/29g; S.G. 35/35d, £1026. Photo

£300-400

6c. on 8c. mauve vertical pair, [1/6], 2mm. setting, [6] with variety “C” of “Cents” missing, fine mint. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£80-100

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, [6]?, variety “C” of “Cents” missing, unused with part original gum; a few shortish perfs otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£80-100

6c. on 8c. mauve (2), 2mm. setting, [4] and [5]?, [4] showing variety “C” of “Cents” missing, on small piece cancelled by oval of bars, fine. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£80-100

6c. on 8c. mauve, [8], variety “Cents” omitted, neatly cancelled by Labuan c.d.s.; some very light discolouration at upper right, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,033, not present. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£200-250

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107

111

112

113

114

刂អ B

109

110

111

113

6c. on 8c. mauve, [3], variety surcharge inverted and “Cents” omitted, fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,462, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 35f, £500. Photo

£150-180

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a complete mint sheet (5x2), [9] showing variety surcharge double (widely spaced), fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,786, not present. Sc. 29b; S.G. 35h, £451

£150-180

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a lower left corner pair [1/6], [6] showing variety surcharge double (widely spaced), fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,039, not present. Sc. 29/29b; S.G. 35/35h, £338. Photo

£100-120

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, variety surcharge double (close), unused without gum; a few shortish perfs at right and a fraction toned, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,040. Sc. 29b; S.G. 35h, £500

£70-90

115 115

刂អ B

6c. on 8c. mauve, 2mm. setting, a marginal block of six [1-3/6-8], [1] showing variety “6” double, unused with large part original gum; margin missing from top left corner and at foot, fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19, 346. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

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6c. on 8c. mauve, 1mm. setting, a marginal strip of five being the lower row of the sheet, variety imperforate between [6] and [7], and between [6] and margin, unused without gum, the margins very much truncated and perfs re-inforced between stamps. Extremely rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,781, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 35j, unpriced. Photo

£5,000-6,000

Note: The only other recorded example of this variety is [1-2] which is in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen.

117 117

刂អ B

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6c. in red on 8c. mauve, a complete mint sheet (5x2), fine mint. Probably unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,787, not present. Sc. 30; S.G. 36, £11,000. Photo

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6c. in red on 8c. mauve, [8], fine unused with part original gum. Sc. 30; S.G. 36, £1100. Photo

£350-450

119 119

刂អ B

6c. in red on 8c. mauve, a complete mint sheet (5x2), variety surcharge inverted, one with tiny thin spot and some split perfs in selvedge otherwise fine. Almost certainly unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,788, not present. Sc. 32a; S.G. 36a, £16,900+. Photo

£8,000-10,000

120 120

6c. in red on 8c. mauve, [8], variety surcharge inverted, unused with part original gum; thin spot at right and a few shortish perfs at top, otherwise fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,042, not present. Sc. 30a; S.G. 36a, £1600. Photo

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6c. in red on 8c. mauve, a strip of four [1-4], variety surcharge inverted, neatly tied by Labuan c.d.s. on 1892 (6 Feb.) “Wildsmith” envelope registered to London, fine. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 72,044, not present. Sc. 30a; S.G. 36a, £2800+. Photo

£1,000-1,200

124

122 123

122 ័ 123

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6c. in red on 8c. mauve, variety surcharge inverted, tied by part Labuan c.d.s. on small piece, fine. Sc. 30a; S.G. 36a, £700. Photo

£200-250

6c. on 16c. blue with margin at top, [4], fresh and fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,477, not present. Sc. 31; S.G. 37, £2250. Photo

£800-1,000

6c. on 16c. blue, lightly cancelled by part Labuan c.d.s., fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,463, not present. Sc. 31; S.G. 37, £1800. Photo

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6c. on 16c. blue, [7], variety surcharge inverted, fine and lightly cancelled. Extremely rare. Friedl Certificate No. 7531, not present. Sc. 31a; S.G. 37a, £7500. Photo

£4,000-5,000

126 126 ័

6c. on 40c. amber pair, [6-7], on small piece with North Borneo 1891 6c. on 8c. green, all tied by a little heavy oval of bars and showing part Registered London oval d.s. in red, fine. The only recorded multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 46,445, not present. Sc. 32; S.G. 38, £10,000. Photo

£5,000-7,000

PROVENANCE: A. Caspary, February 1958

127 127

6c. on 40c. amber, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. Extremely rare. B.P.A. Certificate No. 72,597, not present. Sc. 32a; S.G. 38a, £11,000. Photo

£4,000-5,000

128 128

6c. on 40c. amber, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. Extremely rare. P.F. Certificate No. 164,427, not present. Sc. 32a; S.G. 38a, £11,000. Photo

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1892-93 NO WATERMARK 129

130

刂អ B

2c. (8 mint including a block of four; 4 used including a pair), 6c. (10 mint including a block of four and two with no dot at lower left; 5 used including a pair on piece with 2c.), 8c. violet (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 8c. pale violet (9 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 10c. brown (3 mint; 3 used), 10c. sepia-brown (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used, one on piece), 12c. (8 mint including a block of four, and one with no right foot to second Chinese character; 3 used), 16c. (8 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 40c. ochre (8 mint including a block of four; 1 used) and 40c. brown-buff (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used including a pair). A few of the mint without gum otherwise condition generally fine. Sc. 33-39; S.G. 39-47a, £1400+

£300-400

2c. rose-lake, 8c. violet and 10c. brown in complete sheets of thirty (6x5), 6c. bright green, 12c. bright blue, 16c. grey and 40c. ochre in complete sheets of ten (5x2), the 6c. with small faults in selvedge otherwise fine mint. Sc. 33-39; S.G. 39-47

£1,200-1,500

131 131

132

刂អ B

6c. bright green, [3], variety imperforate between stamp and margin, cancelled by oval of bars, fine. S.G. 41. Photo

£150-200

40c. ochre, a complete mint sheet (5x2), [10] showing cracked plate; margin missing above [3] and [4], and [1] with light diagonal paper crease, otherwise fine. Sc. 39; S.G. 47, £210+

£100-120 £150-180

133

刂អ B

40c. brown-buff complete mint sheet (5x2), fine. S.G. 47a, £480+

134

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Various watermarks: 2c. yellow-green, 6c. orange-brown (oxidised), 12c. carmine and 16c. blue, each handstamped “CANCELLED” (Samuel Type D7); 8c. carmine, 10c. brown and 40c. amber, each handstamped “CANCELLED” (Type D4); 2c. rose-red, 8c. deep violet, 10c. sepia and 16c. grey, each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12); and issues of British North Borneo Company 1892 6c. bright green and 12c. bright blue both unoverprinted; all adhering to two pieces of card, several with “10 set” or “30 set” above, others with dates, some with clipped perforations. Photo

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135 135

136

刂អ B

刂 ᔛ

137

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2c. on 40c. ochre, a complete sheet (5x2), some paper adhering to the upper part of the top row, otherwise fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,349, not present. Sc. 40; S.G. 49. Photo

£1,500-2,000

2c. on 40c. ochre, a top right corner strip of three, fine mint, mounted in the selvedge only. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,926, not present. Sc. 40; S.G. 49, £510

£150-180

2c. on 40c. ochre, [4], unused with large part original gum, and a block of four [4-5/910], a pair [4-5] and two singles, [2] and [6], used; also a forgery on the later 1893 buffbrown shade. Sc. 40; S.G. 49, £890

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刂អ B

2c. on 40c. ochre, a mint block of eight (4x2) with margins on three sides, variety surcharge inverted; one with small stain on reverse and some minor faults in selvedge, otherwise fine. Very rare. Sc. 40a; S.G. 49a, £3600. Photo

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

Spink auction, March 1997 Patrick Cassels, November 2006

139 139

140

140

2c. on 40c. ochre, [3], variety surcharge inverted, fresh and fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,739, not present. Sc. 40a; S.G. 49a, £450. Photo

£150-180

2c. on 40c. ochre, variety surcharge inverted, fine and lightly cancelled. Sc. 40a; S.G. 49a, £550. Photo

£150-180

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刂អ B

6c. on 16c. grey, a complete sheet (5x2) with truncated margins at top and at foot only, unused without gum; [2/7] with vertical crease and [7] with large surface abrasion at lower right, nevertheless a rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,352, not present. Sc. 41; S.G. 50. Photo

£500-600

143

146 142 145 142

143

144

145

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6c. on 16c. grey, a block of four with truncated margins at top and at foot, [3-4/8-9], unused without gum, the right pair with pressed crease otherwise fine. Sc. 41; S.G. 50, £1500. Photo

£250-300

6c. on 16c. grey, [1], fine unused without gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,350, not present. Sc. 41; S.G. 50, £375. Photo

£100-120

6c. on 16c. grey, [9], lightly cancelled; two perfs lightly stained otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,351, not present. Sc. 41; S.G. 50, £150

£40-50

6c. on 16c. grey, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,742, not present. Sc. 41a; S.G. 50a, £550. Photo

£150-180

6c. on 16c. grey, two examples both with variety surcharge inverted, neatly tied by Labuan c.d.s. on small piece (light stains). R.P.S. Certificate No. 37,874, not present. Sc. 41a; S.G. 50a, £600. Photo

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147

148

149

150

148

152 ័

153

150

6c. on 16c. grey, variety surcharge inverted, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,743, not present. Sc. 41a; S.G. 51a, £300. Photo

£80-100

6c. on 16c. grey with margin at top, variety surcharge sideways (reading up), fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,791, not present. Sc. 41b; S.G. 50b, £550. Photo

£150-180

6c. on 16c. grey, variety surcharge sideways (reading up), fine used. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,353, not present. Sc. 41b; S.G. 50b, £300. Photo

£80-100

6c. on 16c. grey, variety surcharge sideways (reading down), fine used. R.P.S. Certificate No. 36,176, not present. Sc. 41b; S.G. 50b, £300. Photo

£80-100

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149

152

6c. on 16c. grey, variety surcharge sideways (reading up) and with “Six” omitted, fine used on small piece. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,748, not present. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£100-120

6c. on 16c. grey, variety surcharge inverted with “Six” omitted and showing manuscript “6” inserted, fine used on small piece. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,747, not present. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£200-250

6c. on 16c. grey, a range of clandestine surcharges comprising surcharge inverted showing Roman “I” in “Six” mint and used on small piece, surcharge sideways (reading up) showing Roman “I” in “Six” used, surcharge inverted with “CENTS” omitted and showing Roman “I” in “Six” used, and surcharge sideways (reading up) with “CENTS” omitted and showing Roman “I” in “Six” used; fine

£500-600

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156

S ᔛ

刂អ B

2c. to 40c. set of seven handstamped “SPECIMEN”, 2c. (8 mint; 1 used; 3 cto), 6c. (8 mint including one with no dot at upper left; 7 cto including one with no dot at upper left), 8c. (8 mint; 6 cto), 10c. (12 mint including two blocks of four without gum; 6 cto), 12c. (7 mint including a block of four without gum; 3 used including a pair on piece with Pictorial 3c.; 1 cto), 16c. (7 mint; 1 used on piece with Pictorial 1c. and 3c.; 5 cto) and 40c. (7 mint including a block of four without gum; 5 cto). Condition a little mixed though many are fine. Sc. 42-48; S.G. 51-57, £2000+

£300-400

2c. and 8c. vertical pairs, 6c., 12c. and 16c. marginal horizontal pairs, 10c. marginal vertical strip of three and 40c. marginal strip of three, each handstamped “SPECIMEN”, one 12c. and 40c. with surface abrasion (slight on 12c.) otherwise fine mint. S.G. 51s-57s, £260+

£80-100

2c. to 40c., each in a complete mint sheet of thirty (6x5) or ten (5x2); the 8c. with backing paper adhering to reverse and with three pieces of margin missing at top, the 10c., 12c., 16c. and 40c. sheets with some foxing, mainly on reverse. Sc. 42-48; S.G. 5157

£500-600

157

157

6c. bright green horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, unused with large part original gum; vertical crease between otherwise fine. Extremely rare. Sc. 43a; S.G. 52a, £8500. Photo

£3,000-4,000

PROVENANCE:

Commander M. Burnett, October 1984 Charles Taylor, May 1990 “Midas”, December 1991 George Bloch, May 1996

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ᔛ S

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1894-96 Pictorial 1c. to 24c. set of nine (most without gum) with additional 24c., 1895 (June) 4c. on $1 to 40c. on $1 (30c. no gum), 1896 25c. strip of three and single (no gum), 50c. strip of three and single (no gum) and $1 pair and single (no gum), 1896 (Sept.) Jubilee 1c. to 8c. (2 of each; some with minor faults) with additional 8c., 18971901 Pictorial 1c., 2c. (2), 3c. (2), 5c., 6c. (2), 8c., 12c., 18c. and 24c. (some without gum), 1897-98 12c., 18c. (“LABUAN” at top) and 24c. (5), 1899 (July) 4c. on 5c. to 4c. on $1 plus unissued 1c., 2c. and 3c., 1900-02 2c. to 16c. and 1902-03 Crown 1c. to $1, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”; a few with faults though condition generally fine. Cat. £1500+

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ᔛ S

1c. to 24c. set of nine in horizontal strips of four, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, the 24c. with light toning on the reverse of the central pair and the right stamp with diagonal crease, otherwise fresh and fine unmounted mint. Rare multiples. S.G. 62s-74s, £600+

£200-250

Issued Stamps 160

1c. (9 mint including a block of four; 6 used), 2c. (11 mint including a block of four, and two with horns re-entry - one stained; 2 used), 3c. (9 mint including a corner block of four; 2 used), 5c. (12 mint including a block of four; 4 used, one with Singapore c.d.s.), 6c. (9 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 8c. rose-red (10 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 8c. pink (9 mint including a corner block of four; 2 used), 12c. (8 including a corner block of four; 2 used), 18c. olive-brown (6 including a block of four - partly stuck to page; 2 used), 18c. olive-bistre (6 including a corner block of four - partly stuck to page; 1 used), 24c. pale mauve (8 mint including a block of four; 1 used) and 24c. dull lilac (5 including a block of four; 3 used), most with perforations identified; a few with thins and a few of the mint without gum, though generally condition is fine. Sc. 49-57; S.G. 62-74, £2400+

161

£400-500

162 163

161

1c. grey-mauve vertical pair, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, variety imperforate between and between stamp and margin, centered to right, cancelled to order; the margin partly truncated and slight thin at top left otherwise fine. Sc. 49a; S.G. 62a, £650. Photo

£200-250

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1c. grey-mauve vertical pair, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety imperforate between, unused with part original; the pair almost torn in half with the tear running along the top of the lower stamp. Sc. 49a; S.G. 62ba, £1200. Photo

£120-150

Note: Only ten examples can exist. 163

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2c. blue, a block of six (3x2) with margin at foot, variety imperforate, unused with large part original; small scissor cut into design at upper right, otherwise fine. Believed to be the largest known multiple. Sc. 50a; S.G. 63a, £1800+. Photo

£600-800

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165

165

2c. blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate, unused with large part original gum; light crease between and small thin at top, neither affecting fine appearance. Sc. 50a; S.G. 63a, £600. Photo

£100-120

5c. green horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused with large part original gum. Very rare, this is the only example that we record. R.P.S. Certificate No. 183,996, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 65ab, £1200. Photo

£500-600

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, October 2003

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6c. brown-lake block of four with margin at foot, variety imperforate, unused with large part original gum; the left vertical pair with crease, the odd minor thin spot and small stain at lower right. A rare multiple. Sc. 53a; S.G. 67a, £1200. Photo

£250-300

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6c. brown-lake horizontal strip of four with margin at left, variety imperforate, unused with large part original gum; the right stamp cut-into at foot and with heavy vertical crease. Sc. 53a; S.G. 67a, £1200. Photo

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168 168

169

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6c. brown-lake block of four with margin at right, variety imperforate, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 53a; S.G. 67a, £600. Photo

£200-250

6c. brown-lake horizontal pair with margin at left, variety imperforate, cancelled to order, fine. Sc. 53a; S.G. 67a, £300. Photo

£100-120

1895 (JUNE) SURCHARGES Specimens 170

ᔛ S

4c. on $1 to 40c. on $1, the set of five in horizontal strips of four, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fresh and fine unmounted mint. Rare multiples. S.G. 75s-79s, £320+

£150-180

Issued Stamps 171

4c. on $1 (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 10c. on $1 (7 mint including a block of four; 5 used including a strip of three, and two with Singapore c.d.s.), 20c. on $1 (5 mint including a block of four - toned and one with small stain; 1 used), 30c. on $1 (5 including a block of four; 1 used) and 40c. on $1 (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used), fine. Sc. 58-62; S.G. 75-79, £680

£150-180

1896 HIGH VALUES 172

173

刂អ B

25c. green mint and used (2), overprint omitted with a block of four, pair and single, and imperforate (no gum) with a block of four, pair and single; 50c. maroon mint (5 including a corner block of four) and used, overprint omitted with a block of four, pair and single, and imperforate (no gum) with a block of four, pair and single; and $1 blue mint and used, overprint omitted with a block of four, pair and single, and imperforate (no gum) with a block of four (overprint misplaced), and a single (overprint misplaced); also a small range of imperforate printer’s waste, mostly in blocks of four or pairs, including overprints omitted, doubly printed and printed on both sides. A fine lot. Sc. 63-65; S.G. 80-82, £1000+

£250-300

25c. green, 50c. maroon and $1 blue, each in an imperforate block of thirty (6x5) with overprint omitted from the left or right (50c.) of a sheet with margins on three sides, all without gum, fine. Sc. 63b-65b; S.G. 80ba-82ba

£500-600

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S ᔛ

1c. to 6c. in horizontal strips of four, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fine mint. S.G. 83s87s

£200-250

175 175

ᔛ S

6c. black and brown-lake overprinted “SPECIMEN”, variety “JUBILE” [30], unused without gum, fine. Extremely rare. S.G. 87sb. Photo

£500-600

Issued Stamps 176

1c. (10 mint including a block of four; 14 used including two blocks of four), 2c. (9 mint including a block of four; 13 used including a block of four, and one showing short “J”), 3c. (9 mint including a block of four; 12 used including two blocks of four), 5c. (8 mint including a block of four; 15 used including a block of four), 6c. (5 mint including a block of four; 14 used including a block of six and a block of four) and 8c. (10 mint including a block of four; 22 used including a block of twelve and a block of four), most with perforations identified. Condition generally fine. A very good lot. Sc. 66-71; S.G. 83-88, £3900+

£1,000-1,200

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177 177

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1c. black and grey-mauve, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, a block of four with overprint in orange, unused with large part original gum; a fraction gum toned otherwise fine. Sc. 66a; S.G. 83b, £800. Photo

£300-400

1c. black and grey-mauve, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, a strip of three with overprint in orange, neatly tied by Labuan c.d.s. on small piece. Sc. 66a; S.G. 83b, £600. Photo

£200-250

1c. black and grey-mauve, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, a pair with overprint in orange, lightly cancelled; a few perfs lightly foxed otherwise fine. Sc. 66a; S.G. 83b, £400

£80-100

1c. black and grey-mauve, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, variety overprint in orange, a few shortish perfs at top, fine used. S.G. 83b, £200

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181 181

182

1c. black and grey-mauve, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety overprint in orange, centred to lower left, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 66a; S.G. 83eb, £275. Photo

£80-100

1c. black and grey-mauve, variety “JEBILEE” [77], unused with part original gum; a few perf faults at upper right, otherwise fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,786, not present. Sc. 66c; S.G. 83c, £1200. Photo

£300-400

183 183

1c. black and grey-mauve strip of three [76-78], [77] showing variety “JEBILEE”, cancelled to order; [76] with thin otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,126, not present. Sc. 66c; S.G. 83c, £300+. Photo

184

£120-150

186

185 184

185

186

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1c. black and grey-mauve pair [77-78], [77] showing variety “JEBILEE”, fine cancelled to order. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,929, not present. Sc. 66c; S.G. 83c, £300+. Photo

£100-120

1c. black and grey-mauve block of four, variety overprint double (widely spaced), unused without gum; a little creased and the top right stamp thinned, none of which affects fine appearance. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,930, not present. Sc. 66b; S.G. 83ea, £1500. Photo

£400-500

1c. black and grey-mauve horizontal pair (severed), variety overprint double (closely spaced), unused with part original gum; heavy hinge remnants and the left stamp with two thins. R.P.S. Certificate No. 78,520, not present. Sc. 66b; S.G. 83ea, £750. Photo

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188

189

191

192

193

£100-120

1c. black and grey-mauve horizontal pair, variety overprint double (closely spaced), fine used on small piece. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,127, not present. Sc. 66b; S.G. 83ea, £750. Photo

£200-250

1c. black and grey-mauve, variety overprint double (widely spaced), fine used on small piece. R.P.S. Certificate No. 78,521, not present. Sc. 66b; S.G. 83ea, £375. Photo

£100-120

191

193

£300-400

2c. black and blue, variety “JEBILEE” [77], fine unused with large part original gum. Rare. Sc. 67a; S.G. 84b, £1600. Photo

£500-600

2c. black and blue, variety “JEBILEE” [77], fine and lightly cancelled in blue. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,484, not present. Sc. 67b; S.G. 84b, £1200. Photo

£400-500

2c. black and blue, variety “JUBILE” [30], unused with part original gum and of fine appearance; a few short perfs at top and with a small thin at top right. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 174,313, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 84c, £3000. Photo

£600-800

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2c. black and blue vertical pair, variety imperforate horizontally, fine unused with large part original gum. Rare. Sc. 67a; S.G. 84a, £1000. Photo

PROVENANCE:

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1c. black and grey-mauve, variety overprint double (widely spaced), fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,854, not present. Sc. 66b; S.G. 83ea, £375. Photo

190 190

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196

195

197

3c. black and ochre, variety “JEBILEE” [77], fine unused without gum. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 174,315, not present. Sc. 68c; S.G. 85a, £2000. Photo

£500-600

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Patrick Cassels, October 2003 195

196

197

3c. black and ochre, variety “JEBILEE” [77], fine used. Rare. Sc. 68c; S.G. 85a, £1500. Photo

£500-600

3c. black and ochre, variety overprint double, a fraction soiled at top otherwise fine cancelled to order. Sc. 68a; S.G. 85fa, £375. Photo

£120-150

3c. black and ochre, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, compound 12-13, variety overprint treble, unused with part original gum, centred to upper left; small thin not affecting appearance. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,855, not present. Sc. 68b; S.G. 85fb, £650. Photo

£120-150

199

198 198

199

5c. black and green, variety “J” in “JUBILEE” omitted, unused with part original gum, some heavy hinge remnants, also another example showing overprint misplaced to left, fine mint. Sc. 69; S.G. 86. Photo

£100-120

5c. black and green, variety overprint double, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,856, not present. Sc. 69a; S.G. 86a, £500. Photo

£200-250

200 200

6c. black and brown-lake, variety overprint double, unused without gum; a few short perfs at top otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,857, not present. Sc. 70a; S.G. 87a, £850. Photo

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6c. black and brown-lake, variety overprint double, fine used with normal 1c., 2c., 3c., 5c. and 8c. on 1896 (25 Dec.) envelope (small faults) registered to Hanoi, all neatly tied by Labuan c.d.s. and showing Registered h.s. Sc. 70a; S.G. 87a, £500+. Photo

202

202

203

204

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203

£250-300

204

6c. black and brown-lake, variety overprint double, centred to right, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,858, not present. Sc. 70a; S.G. 87a, £500. Photo

£200-250

6c. black and brown-lake, variety “JEBILEE” [77], cancelled to order with oval of bars; small thin and some minor perf faults. R.P.S. Certificate No. 78,815, not present. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£250-300

6c. black and brown-lake, variety “JUBILE” [30], centred to top, cancelled to order by part oval of bars, fine. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 78,517, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 87b, unpriced. Photo

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1c. to 6c. in horizontal rows of four, 8c. to 24c. in vertical strips of four and colour changes 12c. and 18c. vertical strips of four, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”; some small faults though rare multiples.

£400-500

Issued Stamps 206

1c. dull claret (8 mint; 3 used, one cancelled by Brooketon c.d.s.), 1c. brown (17 including three blocks of four; 3 used), 2c. (10 mint including a block of four, and one with horns re-entry; 8 used including one with horns re-entry and one with Brooketon c.d.s.; corner block of nine cto), 3c. (9 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 5c. (6 mint including a block of four; 2 used; 4 cto), 6c. (14 mint including a block of six and a block of four; 2 used), 8c. rose-red (7 mint including a block of four; 10 used including one on piece with 2c. and one on piece with 12c.), 8c. vermilion (5 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 12c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used - stained), 18c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used) and 24c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), colours changed 12c. (5 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 18c. (3 mint; 2 used), 24c. (10 mint including a block of four; 2 used) and “LABUAN” at top (6 mint including a block of four; 1 used), most with perforations identified. A few with small faults though condition is generally fine. A good lot. Sc. 72-86; S.G. 89-101, £3500+

£800-1,000

208

207

207

208

209

210

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209

210

2c. black and blue vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 90a, £850. Photo

£250-300

2c. black and blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 90b, £900. Photo

£250-300

3c. black and ochre vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 91a, £550. Photo

£150-180

6c. black and brown-lake block of four, variety imperforate between horizontally, top right stamp with small stain on shield, otherwise fine cancelled to order. A rare multiple. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 93ba, £1400. Photo

£500-600

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214 215

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18c. black and olive-bistre marginal vertical pair, variety imperforate between and between stamp and margin, cancelled to order; a few shortish perfs at top and the lower stamp with horizontal crease. Extremely rare and the first example of this variety we recall seeing. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 96ab, £3250. Photo

£800-1,000

18c. black and olive-bistre lower left corner block of four, variety imperforate horizontally between stamps and margin, unused with part original gum; some hinge remnants and some small fox spots at left. S.G. 96 var. Photo

£150-180

18c. black and olive-bistre horizontal pair with margin at foot, variety imperforate horizontally between stamps and margin, unused with part original gum; some hinge remnants, minor gum creases and the right stamp with small thin at top. S.G. 96 var

£100-120

18c. black and olive-bistre vertical pair with margin at foot, variety imperforate between stamp and margin, fine unused without gum. S.G. 96 var

£60-80

18c. black and olive-bistre with margin at foot, variety imperforate between stamp and margin, fine unused without gum. S.G. 96 var

£60-80

1899 (JULY) 4c. SURCHARGES 216

5c. (6 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number; 1 used), 6c. (5 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number; 2 used), 8c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 12c. (6 including a block of four; 3 used), 18c. (6 including a block of four - top left stamp stained; 1 used), 24c. (5 mint including a block of four; 2 used, one with Kudat c.d.s.), 25c. (7 mint including a marginal block of four; 1 used), 50c. (5 mint including a corner block of four; 1 used) and $1 (7 mint including a marginal block of four; 2 used), most with perforations identified, condition generally fine. Sc. 87-95; S.G. 102-110, £1600+

217 217

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£400-500

218

18c. black and olive-bistre, variety surcharge double, unused with part original gum, hinge remnants, fine. Sc. 91a; S.G. 106a, £450. Photo

£120-150

18c. black and olive-bistre, variety surcharge double, fine used on small piece. Sc. 91a; S.G. 106a, £550. Photo

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1900-1902 PICTORIALS 2c. (8 mint including a block of four, and one with horns re-entry; 4 used), 4c. black and yellow-brown (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 4c. black and carmine (7 including a block of four; 3 used, one with Kudat c.d.s.), 5c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 10c. (6 mint including a block of four; 1 used) and 16c. (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used), most with perforations identified, condition generally fine. Sc. 74, 77, 96-99; S.G. 111-116, £1000+

219

£250-300

220 220

2c. black and green horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused with large part original gum. Extremely rare and the only example that we record. B.P.A. Certificate No. 41,548, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 111a, £2750. Photo

£1,500-1,800

PROVENANCE:

George Bloch, May 1996

221 221

4c. black and yellow-brown vertical pair, variety imperforate between, unused with part original gum; creased between and the upper stamp thinned, neither of which significantly affects appearance. Rare. Sc. 96a; S.G. 112a, £1200. Photo

£200-250

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1902 (SEPT.) - 1903 CROWN ISSUE Printer’s Sample Stamps

222 222

ᔛ P ᔛ S អ B

$1 black and chestnut imperforate sheet of nine showing die number “3816” in reverse at top, each stamp overprinted “WATERLOW & SONS LTD./SPECIMEN” (Type WS1) and with punch hole at lower left; the centre stamp with small paper wrinkle and the sheet with a few minor tone spots in selvedge. Rare. Photo PROVENANCE:

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224

225

刂អ B

1c. (13 mint including a block of four, and one showing the “L” plate flaw; 13 used including a block of four, and two showing the “L” plate flaw), 2c. (11 mint including a block of four; 9 used), 3c. (13 mint including a block of four; 4 used), 4c. (12 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 8c. (14 mint including two blocks of four; 10 used including a block of five on piece, and one with line through “B”), 10c. (11 mint including a block of four; 9 used including a block of four), 12c. (13 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 16c. (13 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 18c. (9 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 25c. (14 mint including two blocks of four; 2 used), 50c. (20 mint including a block of four, and one with “L” plate flaw; 1 used) and $1 (15 mint including two blocks of four; 2 used), most with perforations identified, some with faults though the majority are fine. Sc. 99A-109; S.G. 117-128, £1900+

£400-500

1c. to $1 set of twelve, two mint blocks of nine of each, one block with margin at right and the centre right stamp showing line through “B”, the other block with margin at top and the centre stamp showing “L” plate flaw, nearly all affected by staining (varying amounts). Rare positional multiples. Sc. 99A-109; S.G. 117-128, £2220+

£500-600

2c. marginal block of four, 4c. pair and single, 8c. pair and singles (2), 10c. (thin), 12c. (2, one with a few stained perfs), 16c. pair and single (stained), 18c., 25c. pair, 50c. (two stained perfs at foot) and $1, each showing line through “B” [50], fine mint. Cat. £1500+

£350-450

226 226

10c. brown and slate-blue vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 103a; S.G. 122ba, £750. Photo

£250-300

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The Largest Recorded Multiple and a Magnificent Showpiece.

227

227

ᔛអ B

16c. green and brown block of sixteen (8x2), variety imperforate between, pressed horizontal crease between and two with thin, otherwise fine cancelled to order. The largest recorded multiple and a magnificent showpiece. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 124a, £16,000

228

228

229

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£6,000-8,000

229

25c. black and greenish blue error of colour, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 107a, £550. Photo

£150-180

25c. black and greenish blue error of colour, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 107a, £550. Photo

£150-180


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1904 (DEC.) 4c. SURCHARGES 230

5c. (5 mint including a block of four - a few light fox marks; 1 used), 6c. (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 8c. (8 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 12c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 18c. (6 mint including a block of four - a little stained; 5 used including a block of four), 24c. (6 mint including a block of four - stained; 1 used), 25c. (5 mint including a block of four; 7 used including a block of six), 50c. (5 mint including a block of four - a little gum toned; 13 used including a block of twelve) and $1 (5 mint including a block of four - one thinned; 5 used including a block of four), condition generally fine. Sc. 110-118; S.G. 129-137, £2000+

£350-450

231 231

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50c. maroon, a rejoined top left corner block of four, variety surcharge double, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 117a; S.G. 136a, £1400+. Photo

£400-500

232 232

50c. maroon, variety surcharge double, fine mint. Sc. 117a; S.G. 136a, £350. Photo

£80-100

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1904-05 HIGH VALUES

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234

25c. indigo, unused with large part original gum; some toning as usual. Rare. Signed T.Allen. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,749, not present. Sc. 119; S.G. 138, £1100. Photo

£400-500

25c. indigo, neatly cancelled to order, light vertical crease not affecting appearance. Sc. 119; S.G. 138, £900. Photo

£200-250

$1 blue, fine cancelled to order. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,130. Sc. 120; S.G. 139, £900. Photo

£250-300

236 236 237

235

237

$2 dull green, fine unused with large part original gum. Rare. Signed T.Allen. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,931. Sc. 121; S.G. 140, £3250. Photo

£1,000-1,200

$2 dull green, neatly cancelled by part Labuan c.d.s., fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 38,254, not present. Sc. 121; S.G. 140, £3250. Photo

£1,000-1,200

238 238

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$5 bright purple with margin at foot, fine unused without gum. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 17,792, not present. Sc. 122; S.G. 141, £6000. Photo

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$5 bright purple, twice cancelled by light Labuan c.d.s., fine. Rare. Signed T.Allen. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,943, not present. Sc. 122; S.G. 141, unpriced postally used. Photo

£1,000-1,200

240 240

$10 brown, fine unused without gum as usual. A superb example of the rarest of Labuan stamps. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,949. Sc. 123; S.G. 142, £30,000. Photo

£8,000-10,000

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POSTAGE DUE STAMPS 241

242

243

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2c. (4, one cto with horns re-entry), 3c. (3), 4c. (3), 5c. (3), 6c. (3), 8c. (4, one rose-red), 12c. (4), 18c. and 24c., many in pairs, all mint, mostly fine. Sc. J1-J9; S.G. D1-D9, £1450+

£350-450

2c. to 24c. with additional 24c. shade, each in a mint block of four, fine. Sc. J1-J9; S.G. D1-D9ba, £1960

£500-600

2c. to 24c. set of nine with additional 2c. and 3c. in pairs, all cancelled by Labuan c.d.s.; the single 2c. with thin and tiny tear at top, 5c. with pulled perf at foot and tear at right, 6c. with small closed tear and the 24c. with crease, the others fine. Rare. Sc. J1-J9; S.G. D1-D9, £1100+

£200-250

245

246

244 244

245

246

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2c. black and green block of four, variety overprint double, unused with part original gum, fresh appearance, some hinge remnants, otherwise fine. Sc. J1a; S.G. D1a, £1400. Photo

£400-500

2c. black and green, variety overprint double, unused with part original gum, some hinge remnants, fine. Sc. J1a; S.G. D1a, £350. Photo

£80-100

4c. black and carmine, variety overprint double, fine cancelled to order. Sc. J3a; S.G. D3a, £800. Photo

£250-300

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8c. black and vermilion, variety frame inverted, tiny mark at lower right corner, otherwise fine cancelled to order. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,466, not present. Sc. J6a; S.G. D6ba, £9500. Photo

£4,000-5,000


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NORTH BORNEO 1883 (MAR.) 2c. RED-BROWN Imperforate Plate Proofs

248

248

249

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

249

2c. in brown from Transfer A on thick unwatermarked wove paper; light crease at top and 5mm. scissor-cut along frame at lower right, otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

£200-250

2c. in red-brown from Transfer A on thin unwatermarked wove paper, fine. Rare. Photo

£250-300

PROVENANCE:

“Hornbill”, April 2007 Issued Stamps 250

251

刂អ B

A small group comprising mint pair with margin at top and singles (2) all with part or large part original gum, and used (5, one with small thin at top; one cancelled by undated Singapore P.O. circular h.s. and one with blue “AC” in oval); fine. Sc. 1; S.G. 1, £465

£100-120

A complete mint sheet (10x5) from Transfer B with [40] showing retouched “2”, some gum creases, fine mint. Sc. 1; S.G.1, £1750+

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

Lars Parsbro, April 2007 252

刂អ B

A block of twelve (4x3) with margin at left, and a block of six (3x2; one with thin spot) with margin at foot, both fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 1; S.G. 1, £630

£180-220

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Extremely Rare and Believed to be One of Two Examples in Private Hands

253 253

254

A horizontal pair [13-14] from Transfer B, variety imperforate between, unused with large part original gum; light crease between and two short perfs at top, otherwise fine. Extremely rare and believed to be one of two examples in private hands. R.P.S. Certificate No.16,714, not present. Sc. 1a; S.G. 1a, £20,000. Photo

£8,000-10,000

A horizontal strip of three neatly cancelled by Kudat c.d.s. in red, fine. Sc. 1; S.G. 1, £195

£60-80

1883 (JUNE) “8 Cents” ON 2c. RED-BROWN

255

255

256 ័ 257

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257

An unused example with part original gum, fine. Rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 2, £1300. Photo

£400-500

A used example on small piece, neatly cancelled by red oval of bars; perfs slightly trimmed at right otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 2, £800. Photo

£150-180

A used example showing part c.d.s. and vertical blue crayon mark clear of surcharge, fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 2, £800. Photo

£150-180


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1883 (JUNE) “EIGHT/CENTS” ON 2c. RED-BROWN The Largest Recorded Multiple

258 258

A horizontal strip of eight, [A1-A8], unused with part or large part original gum, some hinge remnants, fresh and fine. The largest recorded multiple. Initialled “ALP”. Sc. 4; S.G. 3. Photo

£5,000-8,000

PROVENANCE:

R.B. Yardley, January 1945 Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971

259 Ex 260 259

260 ័

An unused single with part original gum, perfs a little clipped at foot otherwise fine. Sc. 4; S.G. 3, £500. Photo

£100-120

A single on piece neatly cancelled by fine “SANDAKAN/NORTH BORNEO” double-ring h.s. in blue (Proud Type D2) and undated circular Singapore P.O h.s., plus another example neatly cancelled in red. Sc. 4; S.G. 3, £380. Photo for first

£150-180

261 261

A single showing variety surcharge double, indistinctly cancelled and weak lower right corner perf, otherwise fine. One of the major rarities of North Borneo. Only three other examples are recorded, one of which is in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen. B.P.A Certificate (1984), not present. Sc. 4a; S.G. 3a, £5000. Photo

£1,500-1,800

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1883 HIGH VALUES Proofs 262

P ᔛ

Unissued 25c. and 50c. from the composite die proofs of eleven values, in aniline pink, both a little wrinkled at top from previous mounts, otherwise fine

£60-80

Issued Stamps 263

50c. violet mint with a marginal block of four (left pair with crease), a marginal pair and a single (small tear at left), and used (2, one with red Sandakan c.d.s.), and $1 mint (2, one without gum) and used (2, one with red Sandakan c.d.s.); generally fine. Sc. 6-7; S.G. 4-5, £1582

£250-300

264 264

50c. violet horizontal strip of four with margin at foot [41-44], [42] showing variety inverted “L” for first “F” in “FIFTY”, unused with large part original gum (the variety unmounted); [41] and [44] with light vertical crease otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 4/4a, £2110+. Photo

£500-600

266

265 265

266

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50c. violet vertical pair, [32/42], [42] showing variety inverted “L” for first “F” in “FIFTY”, fine unused with large part original gum, the variety unmounted. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 4/4a, £1770. Photo 50c. violet showing variety inverted “L” for first “F” in “FIFTY” [42], fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 4a, £275. Photo PROVENANCE: Patrick Cassels, April 2008

£500-600 £120-150


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268

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4c. pink mint pair and single both with part original gum, and used single (thin at left); and 8c. green mint pair and singles (2, one showing an extra horizontal line of perforations - small light mark at foot) unused with part original gum, and used singles (2); fine. Sc. 2-3; S.G. 6-7, £665

£150-180

4c. pink and 8c. green, both in a block of four, the latter from the upper right corner, fine unused with part to large part original gum. Sc. 2-3; S.G. 6-7, £540

£150-180

269 269

4c. pink horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, unused with part original gum; light crease between and the right stamp with small stain. Very rare. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£500-600

1886 PERF. 14 ISSUE 270

271

272

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1

⁄ 2 c., 1c., 2c. (4, shades), 4c., 8c. and 10c., each in an unused block of four with part to large part original gum; the 1⁄ 2 c. a little toned, one 2c. without gum and with small faults, and the 8c. a little gum toned which shows through on the lower pair. Scarce multiples. Sc. 8-13; S.G. 8-13, £1820

£500-600

1

⁄ 2 c., 1c. (4 including a pair, and one imperforate), 2c. (11 including three pairs), 4c. (13 including a marginal block of ten and a pair), 8c. (4 including a pair) and 10c. (6 including a pair, and one imperforate), some with hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. Sc. 8-13, £1664

£400-500

1

⁄ 2 c., 1c. (3 including a pair variety imperforate - right stamp with slight thin), 2c. (2), 4c. (2), 8c. (3) and 10c. (5, one on fragment with 2c.), all used, mostly with datestamp, one 10c. with curious monogram, condition mainly fine. Sc. 8-13; S.G. 8-13, £1375+

£250-300

273 273

274

1c. orange horizontal pair, variety imperforate, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 9a; S.G. 9a, £275. Photo

£100-120

1c. orange vertical pair with margin at top, variety imperforate horizontally, one stained perf towards upper right, otherwise fine unused with large part original gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 9b, £1500. Photo

£400-500

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276

276

278

2c. brown horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, unused with part original gum; some heavy hinge remnants otherwise fine. Sc. 10a; S.G. 10a, £650. Photo

£200-250

4c. pink horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, cancelled by Kudat c.d.s.; centred to left and with two short perfs at foot, otherwise fine. Rare. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

Dr. F.E. Wood, March 1965 277

刂អ B

8c. green, a complete mint sheet (10x5), some staining on reverse which shows through to face in places. Sc. 12; S.G. 12, £1000

£150-180

PROVENANCE:

Lars Parsbro, April 2007 278

8c. green horizontal pair with margin at left, variety imperforate between, fine unused with large part original gum (a little browned as usual). Sc. 12a; S.G. 12a, £850. Photo

£300-400

1886 (SEPT.) OVERPRINTED “and/Revenue” 279

280

1

⁄ 2 c. magenta pair and single (some short perfs at left), and 10c. blue, all unused with part original gum, the singles with hinge remnants, fine. Sc. 14, 18; S.G. 14-15, £735

£180-220

1

⁄ 2 c. magenta and 10c. blue, the former with some short perfs at right, otherwise fine used; also 1⁄ 2 c. and 10c. pair pen-cancelled. Sc. 14, 18: S.G. 14-15, £525

£150-180

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10c. blue showing “a” of “and” missing, unused with small part original gum, tiny thin at left otherwise fine. Sc. 18; S.G. 15, £225+ Note: It is thought that this variety was caused by some foreign body falling on the sheet causing the “a” to fail to print.

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1886 (SEPT.) SURCHARGES Perf. 12 282

283

3c. on 4c. pink and 5c. on 8c. green, unused with small and large part original gum respectively, the former with some heavy mounts/hinge remnants, otherwise fine. Sc. 19, 21; S.G. 16-17, £500

£100-120

3c. on 4c. pink and 5c. on 8c. green, both cancelled by oval of bars, fine; also a fiscally used 3c. on 4c. Sc. 19, 21; S.G. 16-17, £600

£150-180

284 284

3c. on 4c. pink horizontal strip of three [23-25], [24] showing variety small “3”, neatly cancelled by oval of bars and part light red datestamp, fine. Extremely rare. Sc. 19/20; S.G. 16/16a, £8100+. Photo

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Colonel J.R. Danson, June 1971

286 285 285 ័ 286

287

3c. on 4c. pink, variety surcharge double, pen-cancelled on small piece, fine. Probably unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 51,424, not present. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£600-800

3c. on 4c. pink, variety surcharge double, both types of “3”, pen-cancelled in red ink; one short perf at top otherwise fine. Unique; R.P.S. Certificate No. 22,417, not present. Sc. 20a, unpriced; unlisted in S.G. Photo

£1,000-1,200

5c. on 8c. green horizontal pair, unused with large part original gum; the left stamp thinned at top, the right stamp fresh and fine. R.P.S. Certificate No.29,578, not present. Sc. 21; S.G. 17, £500

£80-100

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290

291

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3c. on 4c. pink pair and single, and 5c. on 8c. green (3, one with only a trace of the “S” - one stained and one short perf at top), all unused with varying amounts of gum, generally fine. Sc. 15, 17; S.G. 18-19, £750

£200-250

3c. on 4c. pink (3, two with surcharge misplaced sideways) and 5c. on 8c. (small thin), all cancelled by oval of bars, fine. Sc. 15, 17; S.G. 18-19, £520

£120-150

3c. on 4c. pink and 5c. on 8c. green, both in a block of four, some hinge remnants, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 15, 17; S.G. 18-19, £1000

£300-400

3c. on 4c. pink (marginal) and 5c. on 8c. green, both in a vertical pair, the lower stamp in the 3c. pair with horizontal crease, otherwise fine with large part original gum. Sc.15, 17; S.G. 18-19, £500

£150-180

293

292 292

293

刂+ អ

3c. on 4c. pink, a block of four, [14-15/24-25] from Setting I, [24] showing variety small “3”, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 15/16; S.G. 18/18a, £1920. Photo

£600-800

3c. on 4c. pink horizontal pair, [24-25] from Setting I, [24] showing small “3”, unused with large part original gum; a few shortish perfs and light corner bend otherwise fine. Sc. 15/16; S.G. 18/18a, £1920. Photo

£500-600

294

294

295

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295

3c. on 4c. pink from Setting I showing small “3” [24], fine unused with part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,729, not present. Sc. 16; S.G. 18a, £1800. Photo

£500-600

5c. on 8c. green, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with large part original gum (slightly browned). Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,469, not present. Sc. 17a; S.G. 19a, £2500. Photo

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1886-87 ISSUE Die Proof

296 296

P ᔛ

1

⁄ 2 c. to $2 composite die proof in green on thin wove paper of the nine issued values and the unissued 12c., 25c. and $2, fine; also 1⁄ 2 c. (creased), 1c., 2c., 4c., 8c., 10c. and unissued 12c. in orange, all cut from a composite proof. Photo

£600-800

Cancelled 297

ᔛ C

8c., 25c., 50c. and $1, each with part perforated “CANCELLED, fine mint

£80-100

Issued Stamps 298

1

⁄ 2 c. magenta (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 1⁄ 2 c. rose (11 mint including a block of four, and an unused imperforate pair; 4 used), 1c. orange-yellow (8 mint including a block of four and imperforate pair; 1 used), 1c. orange (18 mint including two blocks of four and an imperforate pair; 7 used), 2c. (mint imperforate pair and two singles; 8 used), 4c. (26 mint including three blocks of four, one showing 1c. transfer error, a pair with one showing 1c. transfer error and an imperforate pair; 5 used), 8c. (16 mint including a block of four and an imperforate pair; 1 used), 10c. (28 mint including two blocks of six, a block of four and an imperforate pair; 1 used), 25c. mint (thinned at top) and used (3 including an imperforate pair), 50c. unused block of four, mint single (corner thin) and used (3 including an imperforate pair), $1 unused block of four and an imperforate pair (both washed), mint single (small thin) and used (washed), $2 unused block of four (one stamp defective) and single and used (3 including an imperforate pair), and perf 12 1⁄ 2 c. mint (3, one without gum and one in rose) and 1c.; condition generally fine. Sc. 22-34; S.G. 21b-35

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300

301

302

303

刂+ អ

1

⁄ 2 c. rose, 1c. orange, 2c., 4c., 8c. and 10c., each in an imperforate marginal block of four with part to large part original gum; one 1⁄ 2 c. with small thin spot otherwise fine. Cat. £592

刂អ B

£180-220

1

刂អ B

刂អ B

刂អ B

⁄ 2 c. rose (Transfer B), 1c. orange (Transfers B and C) and 2c. (Transfer A - 2, shades), each in a complete mint sheet (10x5); some split and re-inforced perfs otherwise fine. Sc. 25-27; S.G. 22, 24, 25 £587

£150-180

1c. orange, a complete imperforate sheet (10x5)from Transfer A, unused with large part or full original gum; the odd small tone spot on reverse otherwise fine. Sc. 26a; S.G. 24a, £1200

£400-500

2c. brown, a complete imperforate mint sheet (10x5) from Transfer C with almost full original gum; the sixth vertical row creased otherwise fine. Sc. 27a; S.G. 25a, £1200

£400-500

4c. pink, a complete mint sheet (10x5) from Transfer A with the 1c. transfer error, unused with large part or full original gum; [2-4/12-14/22-24] have been separated and rejoined. Sc. 28/28a; S.G. 26/26d, £513

£120-150

305

304

308 307

304

305

306

307

308

刂+ អ

刂អ B

ᔛ+ អ

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4c. pink block of four, variety imperforate vertically, fine unused with large part original gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 26c, £650. Photo

£250-300

4c. pink horizontal pair, variety imperforate vertically, fine unused with large part original gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 26c, £325. Photo

£100-120

4c. pink block of nine, the centre stamp with 1c. transfer error, unused with part or large part original gum, the left vertical strip with slight creasing, otherwise fine. Sc. 28/28a; S.G. 26/26d, £325+

£100-120

4c. pink horizontal strip of three, the centre stamp with 1c. transfer error, lightly cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s., fine. Sc. 28/28a; S.G. 26d, £850. Photo

£300-400

4c. pink block of four, the upper right stamp with 1c. transfer error, each cancelled by oval of bars, a few minor faults. A rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 43,750, not present. Sc. 28/28a; S.G. 26d var. Photo

£200-250


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刂អ B

4c. pink, a top left corner block of twelve, [1-4/11-14/21-24], variety imperforate vertically and [13] with 1c. transfer error, unused with large part or full original gum; [1] with small thin otherwise fine. A unique piece and a magnificent exhibition item. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 26c/d, unpriced. Photo

£3,000-4,000

310 310

刂អ B

4c. pink, a top left corner block of twelve, [1-4/11-14/21-24], variety imperforate and [13] with 1c. transfer error, unused with large part or full original gum; some slight gum wrinkling otherwise fine. A unique piece and a wonderful exhibition item. Sc. 28c; S.G. 26d/db, £5000+. Photo

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312

313

314

315

316

刂អ B

刂អ B

刂អ B

刂អ B

刂អ B

刂អ B

8c. green, a complete mint sheet (10x5) from Transfer A, large part or full original gum, rows 6 and 7 with vertical gum creases and the perfs between concertina’d, otherwise fine. Sc. 29; S.G. 27, £1200

£300-400

8c. green, a complete mint sheet (10x5) from Transfer B, large part or full original gum (slightly browned), fine. Sc. 29; S.G. 27, £1200

£400-500

8c. green, a block of nine with margin at foot from Transfer A, the centre stamp [37] with hind leg of lion cut away, the lower right stamp with small thin otherwise fine with large part or full original gum. Sc. 29; S.G. 27, £216

£60-80

10c. blue, a complete mint sheet (10x5) from Transfer A, large part or full original gum (a touch browned in places), fine. Sc. 30; S.G. 28, £500

£150-180

10c. blue, a complete imperforate sheet (10x5) from Transfer C, no gum; light vertical crease between rows 5 and 6, margins cut off and [50] with small corner fault, nevertheless a rare and presentable multiple. Sc. 30a; S.G. 28b, £1250

£300-400

25c. indigo, an imperforate block of nine with margin at top, no gum, minor wrinkle at top, fine. Sc. 31a; S.G. 29b, £1700+

£400-500

––––– 318 ––––– 317

317

$1 scarlet horizontal pair, unused with large part original gum, one with tiny thin spot and the other with a few shortish perfs at top otherwise fine. Sc. 33; S.G. 31, £750. Photo

£150-180

318

Perf. 12 1⁄ 2 c. magenta and 1c. orange, fine used. Sc. 22-23; S.G. 34-35, £600. Photo

£180-220

319

刂+ អ

Perf. 12 1c. orange block of four, unused with large part original gum and of fresh appearance; the top left stamp with pulled perf at left and the lower right stamp with light tone mark on reverse. Sc. 23; S.G. 35, £800

£200-250

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NORTH BORNEO 1888-92 ISSUE Die Proofs 320

ᔛ P

1

⁄ 2 c., 1c., 2c., 3c., 4c., 6c., 8c. and 10c. imperforate proofs in issued colours on thin wove paper, 1⁄ 2 c. (creased), 1c., 2c., 3c., 8c. and 10c. (creased) in orange, 1c., 3c., 4c. and 10c. in blue, and 10c. in green, all cut from composite sheets, fine

£300-400

321 321

P ᔛ

3c., two impressions, in violet and in dull blue, on thin wove paper (78x53mm.), some light creasing. Photo

322 322

ᔛ P

£100-120

323

5c. in grey on thin unwatermarked paper, fine. Rare. Photo

£250-300

PROVENANCE:

L.H. Shipman, January 1980 “Hornbill”, April 2007 323

ᔛ P

5c. in grey on thin unwatermarked paper, two creases, one just clear of design, otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

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324 324

ᔛ P

5c. double proof in grey on thin unwatermarked paper, fine. Rare. Photo

£600-800

PROVENANCE:

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––––– 325 ––––– 325

326

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

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––––– 326 –––––

1

⁄ 2 c. in blue (perf 12) and in grey-blue (perf 14), both on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Rare. Photo

£300-400

5c. and 6c. in black, both perf 14 on unwatermarked paper, the 5c. gummed; some perforation irregularities and the 6c. with thin and a fraction soiled at top. Rare. Photo

£200-250


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328 327

328

ᔛ P

ᔛ P អ B

5c. in grey-black, perf 14, a horizontal pair on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Rare. Photo

£300-400

6c. in black, perf 14, a block of six (3x2) on ungummed unwatermarked paper; the top left stamp with some perf defects in corner, otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

£800-1,000

Imperforate Colour Trials

329 329

ᔛ P

8c. and 10c. se-tenant pairs in pink, blue and in red-brown, on gummed unwatermarked paper, the first and last with thin at top, otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

£600-800

Specimens

Ex 330 330

ᔛ S

1

⁄ 2 c., 3c., 4c., 8c., 10c., 25c., 50c., $1 and $2, each handstamped “SPECIMEN”, all except the 1⁄ 2 c. with small part or part original gum and with heavy hinge remnants; also 6c. colour trial with part perforated “SPECIMEN”. A rare group. Photo

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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo North Borneo, 1888-92 Issue - contd. Issued Stamps 1

⁄ 2 c. magenta (7 mint including a block of four; 4 cto including a pair imperforate between - pulled perf at top, and one imperforate at sides), 1⁄ 2 c. rose (10 mint including a block of four; 4 used; 1 cto), 1c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used including a pair - faults), 2c. brown (9 mint including a block of four; 3 used; 1 cto, marginal and imperforate at sides), 2c. lake-brown (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 3c. (13 mint including two blocks of four - one toned; 4 used including a pair), 4c. (8 mint including a block of four; 2 used; 1 cto), 5c. (11 mint including a block of four - all but one without gum, and a corner imperforate pair with large part gum; 4 used including one on piece with 2c. and 3c.), 6c. (12 mint including two blocks of four; 8 used including a strip of three and a pair), 8c. blue-green (8 mint including a block of four all but two without gum; 3 used; pair cto), 8c. yellow-green (8 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 10c. blue (11 mint including a block of four, three without gum; block of four used; 1 cto), and 10c. dull blue (block of four and pair unused without gum; 5 used); condition a little mixed though many are fine. Sc. 35-43; S.G. 36-44b, £2300+

331

332

刂អ B

1

⁄ 2 c. rose (2, Transfer C, one with three pieces of selvedge missing and the other with a marginal pair severed and rejoined), 1c. (Transfer A), 4c. (Transfer A), 5c. (Transfer A), 6c. (Transfer A) and 8c. yellow-green (Transfer A), each in a complete mint sheet (10x5), most with some split perfs otherwise generally fine. S.G. 36b, 37, 40-42, 43a; £2800+

333

333

334

335

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£1,000-1,200

334

2c. brown horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 37a; S.G. 38a, £400. Photo

£120-150

4c. rose-pink horizontal pair, variety imperforate vertically, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 39a; S.G. 40a, £250. Photo

£70-90

10c. blue vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 44a, £275. Photo

£80-100

335

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1888 HIGH VALUES Proofs 336

ᔛ P

25c., 50c., $1 and $2 cut from the composite sheets, in orange and in grey-blue on thin wove paper; the grey-blue 50c. creased and the $1 with thin, otherwise fine

£200-250

Perforated Colour Trials 337

338

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

25c. (13), 50c. (12, all marginal), $5 (13, nine from the top left corner) and $10 (14), various colours on gummed paper, fine

£500-600

25c. (12 including a block of four and a pair), 50c. (9 including a block of four and a pair), $1 (9 including a block of four and a pair) and $2 (8 including a block of four and a pair), various colours on gummed paper, all perforated across centre, mostly fine

£400-500

Issued Stamps 339

25c. (5 mint including a block of four - toned; 3 used), 50c (mint block of four - lightly toned; 4 used), $1 (mint block of four and unused single; 2 used) and $2 (mint block of four - lightly toned, and an unused single; 2 used); good to fine. Sc. 44-47; S.G. 45-48, £3200+

340

340

341

342

£400-500

342

25c. indigo, an imperforate horizontal pair, minor wrinkle at left otherwise fine without gum as usual. Sc. 44c; S.G. 45a, £375. Photo

£100-120

25c. indigo horizontal pair, variety imperforate vertically, light crease between and some perf faults at foot, otherwise fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 45b, £275

£60-80

$1 scarlet, an imperforate horizontal pair, fine unused without gum as usual. Sc. 46a; S.G. 47a, £375. Photo

£80-100

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1889 HIGH VALUES Die Proof

343

343

ᔛ P

$10 without the values on either side, in green on thin wove paper, fine. Rare. Photo

£500-600

PROVENANCE:

“Hornbill”, April 2007 Specimens

344

344

ᔛ S

$5 bright purple and $10 brown, both handstamped “SPECIMEN”, fine mint. Rare. Sc. 4849; S.G. 49-50. Photo

£300-400

Issued Stamps 345

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$5 bright purple unused (3 imperforate singles, two without gum) used and cancelled to order (4 including an imperforate pair and single), and $10 brown unused (2 imperforate singles, one without gum), used showing variety “DOLLAPS” for “DOLLARS” - badly defective; fiscally used and cancelled to order imperforate pair and single. Sc. 48-49; S.G. 49-50

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$5 bright purple and $10 brown, both unused with mainly large part original gum; the $10 with slight gum thinning at top due to hinge removal. Sc. 48-49; S.G. 49-50, £625. Photo

£150-180

347 347

刂+ អ

$5 bright purple top left corner block of four, variety imperforate, unused with large part original gum; the top right stamp with slight wrinkle otherwise fine. A rare multiple. Sc. 48a; S.G. 49a, £1500. Photo

£500-600

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348 348

349

$10 brown horizontal pair, variety imperforate, unused with large part original gum; some minor wrinkles otherwise fine. Rare. Sc. 49b; S.G. 50a, £950. Photo

£300-400

$10 brown with margin at left, variety “DOLLAPS” for “DOLLARS”, unused with large part original gum (slightly toned), otherwise fine. Rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 50b, £1500. Photo

£400-500

350 350

351

刂+ អ

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349

351

$10 brown vertical pair, the upper stamp showing variety “DOLLAPS” for “DOLLARS”, both neatly cancelled by light Sandakan c.d.s., pressed vertical crease not affecting fine appearance. Very rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 50/50a, £2375+. Photo

£800-1,000

$10 brown imperforate block of four with margin at left, the lower right stamp showing variety “DOLLAPS” for “DOLLARS”, unused with large part original gum, some creases in selvedge, fine. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 27,914, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 50a/ba, £4700. Photo

£2,000-2,500


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1890 (DEC.) SURCHARGES Trial Printing

352 352

P ᔛ

25c. indigo surcharged “2 Cents” in black and “Two/Cents” in red, fine with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 22697, not present. Sc. 50b. Photo

£500-600

Issued Stamps 353

First printing 2c. on 25c. mint block of four (faults), unused without gum (5 including two pairs, one vertical) and used (2, one with surcharge inverted - central thin), and 8c. on 25c. used, and Second printing 2c. on 25c. and 8c. on 25c., both unused without gum, fine. Sc. 50-51; S.G. 51-52, £1450

£200-250

354 354

355

刂+ ᔛ អ

First printing, 2c. on 25c. indigo with margin at top, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 50a; S.G. 51a, £450. Photo

£120-150

First printing, 8c. on 25c. indigo, a marginal block of four, fine unmounted mint. Sc. 51; S.G. 52, £380

£100-120

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356 356

357

358

357

358

6c. on 8c. green with margin at top, unused with part original gum; pulled perf at right otherwise fine. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No.3974, not present. Sc. 54; S.G. 54, £9000. Photo

£1,500-2,000

6c. on 8c. green, neatly cancelled by part Sandakan c.d.s. in red, a little toned and badly thinned. R.P.S. Certificate No. 16,713, not present. Sc. 54; S.G. 54, £4500. Photo

£400-500

6c. on 8c. green, variety large “s” in “cents.”, unused with trace of gum; well centred but with surface abrasion at upper right and thins. Believed to be the only known example. R.P.S. Certificate No. 23,387, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 54a, £16,000. Photo

£2,000-3,000

PROVENANCE:

Dr. F.E. Wood, March 1965 359

6c. on 10c. blue, a small study comprising mint with blocks of six and four (2, one stamp with small defect at top), pairs (2, one with only a trace of “cents.” - small faults) and singles (2, one with large “s” in “cents.” - heavily mounted), and used (2, one with large “s” in “cents.” - both with thin). Sc. 55; S.G. 56, £1600+

£200-250

360 360

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6c. on 10c. blue horizontal strip of five, variety surcharge inverted, the fourth stamp with “cents.” partly missing, the fifth stamp with only a trace, unused with part original gum; some perforation re-inforcement and some heavy hinge remnants. Sc. 55a var; S.G. 56a var. Photo

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361

362 363

365

364 361 362 363

364

365

刂+ អ

6c. on 10c. blue, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with part original gum. Sc. 55a; S.G. 56a, £300. Photo

£80-100

6c. on 10c. blue, variety surcharge inverted, cancelled by part Gayah c.d.s., fine. Sc. 55a; S.G. 56a, £300. Photo

£80-100

6c. on 10c. blue with margin at foot, variety surcharge double, fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 37,696, not present. Sc. 55b; S.G. 56b, unpriced. Photo

£300-400

6c. on 10c. blue top left corner block of four, variety surcharge treble, fine unused with large part original gum. A rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No.18,474, not present. Sc. 55c; S.G. 56c, £2200. Photo

£800-1,000

6c. on 10c. blue with margin at foot, variety surcharge treble, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 55c; S.G. 56c, £550. Photo

£150-180

367 366 366

367

刂អ B

6c. on 10c. blue block of twelve (4x3), one showing variety large “s” in “cents.”, unused with large part original gum (a little browned in places), fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 56/d, £960. Photo

£300-400

6c. on 10c. blue block of four with margin at top, the lower right stamp showing variety large “s” in “cents.”, fine unused with large part original gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 56/d, £480. Photo

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369

370

371

刂អ B

刂អ B

刂អ B

REVENUE”

Issue

6c. on 8c. yellow-green, unused (10 including a block of four, one single showing large “s” in “cents.” and another with printer’s “bit” [34]) and used (7 including one showing large “s” in “cents.” and another with printer’s “bit” [34]); mostly fine. Sc. 52; S.G. 55

£250-300

6c. on 8c. yellow-green, a complete sheet (10x5) showing large “s” in “cents.” [19], “cetns” for “cents.” [27], and inverted “c” in “cents” [44], no gum, some perf reinforcement and corner piece of margin missing at lower right. S.G. 55/b/c/d, £2525

£800-1,000

6c. on 8c. yellow-green, a complete sheet (10x5) showing large “s” in “cents.” [19], no gum, fine. Sc. 52; S.G. 55/d, £1475

£400-500

6c. on 8c. yellow-green, a complete sheet (10x5) showing large “s” in “cents.” [27], no gum, margins missing at left and at right, fine. Sc. 52; S.G. 55/d, £1475

£400-500

373 372 372

373

刂+ អ

刂អ B

6c. on 8c. yellow-green top left corner block of four, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused without gum. Sc. 52c; S.G. 55a, £1800. Photo

£600-800

6c. on 8c. yellow-green block of six (3x2), the centre stamp in lower row showing variety inverted “c” in “cents” [44], unused without gum, some split perfs in upper row, fine. Sc. 52a; S.G. 55/b, £675. Photo

£200-250

374 374

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375

6c. on 8c. yellow-green pair [43-44], [44] showing variety inverted “c” in “cents.”, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate 19,128, not present. Sc. 52a; S.G.55b, £650. Photo

£250-300

6c. on 8c. yellow-green strip of three, the centre stamp showing variety “cetns.” for “cents.” [27], fine unused without gum. R.P.S. Certificate No. 19,129, not present. Sc. 52b; S.G. 55c, £600. Photo

£200-250


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377

刂អ B

378

379

380

刂+ អ

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6c. on 8c. yellow-green horizontal pair, the left stamp showing variety “cetns.” for “cents.”, neatly cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s.; small tone spot between at top. Sc. 52b; S.G. 55c, £650. Photo

£150-180

6c. on 8c. yellow-green top right corner block of twelve (4x3), one showing variety large “s” in “cent.” [19], fine unused without gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 55/d, £525

£150-180

6c. on 10c. blue unused pair and single, and used block of four, pair and single, fine. Sc. 53; S.G. 57, £752

£200-250

6c. on 10c. blue block of four with margin at top, fine unused without gum. Sc. 53; S.G. 57, £760

£200-250

6c. on 10c. blue block of ten (5x2), all neatly cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s. in red, fine. Sc. 53; S.G. 57, £260+

£100-120

PROVENANCE:

Lars Parsbro, April 2007

381

383 381

382

383

ᔛអ B

6c. on 10c. blue, variety large “s” in “cents.”, fine unused without gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 57a, £800. Photo

£250-300

6c. on 10c. blue, variety large “s” in “cents.”, neatly cancelled by part Sandakan c.d.s. in red, fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 57a, £225

£60-80

6c. on 10c. blue, a block of six (3x2) showing surcharge dramatically misplaced diagonally from lower left to upper right, cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s. in red, lower left corner slightly rounded otherwise fine. Sc. 53 var; S.G. 57 var. Photo

£600-800

Note: This block adjoins at left the unused block of ten that was in the Patrick Cassels collection.

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1892 (MAR.-NOV.) SURCHARGES 384

385

386

刂អ B

刂អ B

1c. on 4c. pink block of four, pairs (2, one with both showing large stop after “cent.”) and singles (2, one showing large stop after “cent.”), all unused without gum, and blocks of four (2, one with one showing large stop after “cent.”), pair and singles (3), all cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s., fine. Sc. 56; S.G. 63, £422

£120-150

1c. on 4c. pink, a complete sheet (10x5) from Transfer B, [22] and [32] showing large stop after “cent.”, fine unused without gum. Sc. 56; S.G. 63, £1200

£300-400

1c. on 4c. pink block of eight (4x2), fine unused without gum. Sc. 56; S.G. 63, £192

£60-80

PROVENANCE:

Lars Parsbro, April 2007

388

387 387

388

ᔛ+ អ

1c. on 4c. pink block of four, variety surcharge on back and on front, fine used. A very rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,476, not present. Sc. 56b; S.G. 63b, £2400. Photo

£1,000-1,200

1c. on 4c. pink horizontal pair, variety surcharge on back and on front, one with pulled perf at foot otherwise fine used. A rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 18,475, not present. Sc. 56b; S.G. 63b, £1200. Photo

£300-400

389 389

390

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1c. on 4c. pink, variety surcharge on back and on front, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate No. 42,246, not present. Sc. 56b; S.G. 63b, £600. Photo

£200-250

1c. on 4c. pink, variety surcharge on back and on front and with large stop after “cent.” on front, fine unused. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£300-400


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392

1c. on 4c. pink, variety surcharge on back and on front and with large stop after “cent.” on back, fine unused. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. Photo

£300-400

PROVENANCE:

Dr. F.E. Wood, March 1965 392

P ᔛ

393

394

395

刂អ B

刂អ B

396

1c. perforated colour trial in grey-black on watermarked paper with trial surcharge in black, fine. Photo

£150-200

1c. on 5c. slate, a corner block of six, block of four, pair and singles (2) all unused without gum, and a block of four, pair (slightly toned) and singles (3) used; fine. Sc. 57; S.G. 64, £152

£60-80

1c. on 5c. slate, a complete sheet (5x2) from Transfer C, unused with large part or full original gum; some perf re-inforcement in places and the odd minor tone spot on reverse otherwise fine. Sc. 57; S.G. 64, £350

£80-100

1c. on 5c. slate, a complete sheet (10x5) from Transfer D, unused with large part or full original gum; the odd minor tone spot on reverse just show through to face in places, otherwise fine. Sc. 57; S.G. 64, £350

£80-100

8c. on 25c. indigo, unused without gum and used (2, one with slight thin), fine. Sc. 58; S.G. 65, £470

£100-120

397 397

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1893 DE LA RUE ESSAY

398 398

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50c. handpainted essay in red and green with the value and some details picked out in Chinese white, perforations roughly pencilled in, executed on piece of card (29x33mm.) dated “APRIL 12.93”. A delightful example of the artist’s work. Unique. Photo

£1,500-2,000

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, September 1976

1894 (FEB.) PICTORIAL ISSUE Die Proofs

399 399

400

401

402

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

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400

401

402

1c. in indigo and mauve and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x47mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

1c. in black and ochre and showing outer framline, on wove paper (40x47mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

1c. in black and green and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x47mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

2c. in black and blue and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (38x45mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600


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P ᔛ

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404

2c. in black and green and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (38x45mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

2c. in black and ochre and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (38x45mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

3c. in indigo and yellow-bistre and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x44mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

406 406 407

ᔛ P

P ᔛ

409 410

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

ᔛ P

407

3c. in indigo and yellow-bistre and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x45mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

3c. in indigo and carmine and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x45mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

408 408

405

409

410

5c. in indigo and yellow-bistre and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (40x46mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

5c. in indigo and carmine and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (40x46mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

5c. in black and green and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (40x46mm.), fine. Photo

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411 411 412

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

6c. in black and mauve and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x44mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

6c. in black and carmine and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x44mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

413 413 414 415

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

414

417

P ᔛ

ᔛ P

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415

6c. in black and bistre and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (39x45mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

12c. in indigo and carmine and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (49x48mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

12c. in black and carmine and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (49x44mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

416 416

412

417

12c. in black and green and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (49x43mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

18c. in black and bistre and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (46x40mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600


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ᔛ P

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18c. in black and bistre and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (46x40mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

18c. in black and grey and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (46x40mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

420 420 421 422

ᔛ P

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

419

421

422

24c. in black and dull purple and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (46x39mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

24c. in indigo and dull purple and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (45x39mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

24c. in black and green and showing outer frameline, on wove paper (45x39mm.), fine. Photo

£500-600

Imperforate Plate Proofs 423

ᔛ P

1c. in black and dull rose, 2c. in black and yellow-brown, 3c. in green and lake, 5c. in black and dull blue and 6c. in black and bright green, each in a horizontal pair, and 8c. in blue and pale brown, 12c. in black and blue-green, 18c. in black and lilac and 24c. in green and orange-yellow in singles, all on ungummed wove paper, fine; also 2c. perforated colour trial in black and bistre on gummed paper (thin spot)

£700-900

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425

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1c. olive-bistre (11 mint; 6 used), 1c. bistre-brown (12 mint; 6 used including a block of four), 2c. rose-lake (9 mint including an imperforate pair; 6 used), 2c. lake (3 mint; 10 used including a block of four), 3c. olive-green and dull purple (9 mint including a corner block of four; 14 used including a block of four), 3c. olive-green and violet (5 mint; 1 used), 5c. (8 mint; 5 used), 6c. (7 mint; 6 used), 8c. (8 mint; 11 used including a block of four), 12c. blue (4 mint; 2 used), 12c. ultramarine (4 mint; 1 used), 18c. (8 mint; 2 used) and 24c (5 mint; 2 used), all with perforations identified, some with faults though many are fine. Sc. 59-67; S.G. 66-79, £2900+

£400-500

1c. (5), 2c. rose-lake, 2c. lake, 3c., 5c., 6c. (2), 8c., 12c. blue, 12c. ultramarine, 18c. and 24c. (2), each in a mint block of four with original gum (varying amounts), some with some small faults and virtually all with hinge remnants, nevertheless a most attractive group. Sc. 59-67; S.G. 66-79, £740+

£150-180

428

426

427 429

426 427 428 429

1c. black and olive-bistre vertical pair, variety imperforate between, unused without gum, small central thin not affecting fine apperance. Rare. Sc. 59a; S.G. 66a, £950. Photo

£200-250

2c. black and rose-lake vertical pair, variety imperforate between, cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s., fine. Rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 68a, £950. Photo

£300-400

3c. olive-green and dull purple horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused without gum. Sc. 61a; S.G. 70a, unpriced. Photo

£300-400

3c. olive-green and dull purple horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine used. Sc. 61a; S.G. 70a, £850. Photo

£350-450

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3c. olive-green and violet horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate No. 51,425, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 71a, unpriced. Photo

£300-400

5c. black and vermilion horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused without gum. Sc. 62a; S.G. 72a, £850. Photo

£200-250


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432

434 432

433

434

8c. black and dull purple vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused without gum. Sc. 64a; S.G. 74a, £750. Photo

£180-220

12c. black and blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 65a; S.G. 75b, £700. Photo

£250-300

24c. blue and rose-lake vertical strip of three, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 79b, £600. Photo

£200-250

1894 (FEB.) HIGH VALUES

Specimens 435

S ᔛ

25c., 50c., $1 and $2 in horizontal strips of four, $5 and $10 in horizontal strips of three, plus 25c. (2), 50c. (2), $1 (2), $2 (2), $5 and $10, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fine mint, the strips unmounted. Rare multiples. S.G. 81s-86s, £640+ £300-400

Cancelled 436

ᔛ អ C+

$5 bright purple, an imperforate top left corner block of four without gum, each part perforated “CANCELLED” (inverted on first vertical row), pressed vertical crease between, fine. S.G. 85a. Photo £200-250

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25c. (13 mint including a block of four and unused imperforate block of four and pair; 4 used; 11 cto including a top right corner block of four with both horizontal rows showing two extra rows of perforations, and an imperforate block of four with and extra row of horizontal perforations and a pair), 50c. (10 mint including a marginal block of four, and an imperforate pair without gum; 2 used; 9 cto including two blocks of four, one with horizontal rows with two extra rows of perforations, and one imperforate), $1 (14 mint including two blocks of four, one imperforate without gum; 6 used including a pair with Tawao c.d.s.; 12 cto including one perf 14x11, two blocks of four, one with horizontal rows with two extra rows of perforations, and one imperforate), $2 (10 mint including a block of four, and an imperforate pair without gum; 2 used; 7 cto including a block of four with both rows showing an extra row of perforations), $5 cto imperforate block of four and $10 (2 used, one with perforations cut off at foot, the other neatly cancelled by Lahat Datu c.d.s. in violet but with 18mm. vertical tear at left; three cto imperforate blocks of four, one with both rows showing an extra row of perforations). Generally fine and a most interesting lot. S.G. 81-86, £2000+

438 438 439

£400-500

439

25c. indigo horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused with large part original gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 81b, £850. Photo

£300-400

25c. indigo marginal horizontal pair, variety imperforate between stamp and margin, fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 81 var. Photo

£150-180

440 440

刂អ B

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$1 scarlet, a lower right corner block of ten (5x2) showing spectacular misplacement of perforations, mainly in the lower row, due to paper fold, fine mint. Sc. 70; S.G. 83. Photo

£150-200


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刂អ ᔛ B

$1 scarlet, a block of ten (2x5) from the left of the sheet, the first two vertical rows perf 14, the third perf 11, some light gum wrinkles otherwise fresh and fine and mounted in the selvedge only. A very rare compound perf multiple. Unlisted in Scott and S.G. £1,000-1,200 Note: These stamps come from a complete sheet which was sold by auction in 1929 on which the first two vertical rows were perf 14 and the remaining vertical rows perf 11. All the horizontal rows were perf 14. There were thus 40 stamps with perforation 14x11.

442 442

刂+ អ

$1 scarlet, perf 14x11, a lower right corner block of four, fresh and fine mint. A rare multiple. Sc. 70a; S.G. 83a, £1200. Photo £400-500

443 443

441

$1 scarlet with margin at right, perf 14x11, unused with large part original gum, some shortish perfs at right otherwise fine. Sc. 70a; S.G. 83a, £300. Photo £80-100

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445

444 444

445

刂+ អ

$5 bright purple, a block of four unused without gum, fine. A rare multiple. Sc. 72; S.G. 85, £1100. Photo

£300-400

$5 bright purple horizontal pair, fine unused with part original gum. Sc.72; S.G. 85, £550. Photo

£180-220

446

447

448

446

$5 bright purple, fine unused without gum. Sc. 72; S.G. 85, £275. Photo

£60-80

447

$5 bright purple with margin at right, fine unused without gum. Sc. 72; S.G. 85, £275. Photo

£60-80

$5 bright purple, centrally cancelled by Jesselton c.d.s., two short perfs towards upper left, otherwise fine. Sc.72; S.G. 85, £325. Photo

£80-100

448

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451

452

450 453 449

450

451

452

453

刂+ អ

$5 bright purple, a marginal imperforate horizontal pair, the left stamp with light bend otherwise fine unused without gum as usual. Sc. 72a; S.G. 85a, £650. Photo

£200-250

$5 dull purple block of four, unused with parge part original gum, the centre vertical perfs misplaced to left; some hinge remnants otherwise fine. A rare multiple. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 85b, £1300. Photo

£350-450

$5 dull purple, centrally cancelled by Kudat c.d.s., fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 85b, £350. Photo

£100-120

$5 dull purple, cancelled by large part Tawao c.d.s., fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 85b, £350. Photo

£100-120

$5 dull purple, centrally cancelled by Tawao c.d.s., fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 85b, £350. Photo

£100-120

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454 454

455

刂+ អ

$10 brown block of four, unused with large part original gum and of fine appearance, the lower pair with slight wrinkles, otherwise fine. A rare multiple. Sc. 73; S.G. 86, £1200. Photo

£400-500

$10 brown, fine unused with large part original gum. Sc. 73; S.G. 86, £300. Photo

£100-120

456 456

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$10 brown, centrally cancelled by Kudat c.d.s. in blue, a few shortish perfs at top, fine. Sc. 73; S.G. 86, £350. Photo

£120-150

$10 brown, an imperforate horizontal pair with margin at right, fine unused without gum as usual. Sc. 73a; S.G. 86a, £650. Photo

£200-250


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4c. on $1 to 40c. on $1, the set of five in horizontal strips of four, each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type NB3), fine unmounted mint. Rare in multiples. S.G. 87s-91s, £360+

£150-180

4c. on $1 to 40c. on $1, the set of five each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type NB3), plus 4c. on $1 (2) overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type NB5) horizontally at foot, fine mounted mint. S.G. 81s-86s, £160+

£120-150

Issued Stamps 460

4c. on $1 (7 mint including a block of four; 8 used including a block of four), 10c. on $1 (7 mint including a block of four; 4 used), 20c. on $1 (5 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 30c. on $1 (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used) and 40c. on $1 (95 mint including a block of four; 1 used); many of the mint a little toned, otherwise generally fine. Sc. 74-78; S.G. 87-91, £1000+

£150-180

461 461

4c. on $1 scarlet, a horizontal pair with margin at left, variety surcharge double, one diagonal, light diagonal crease in margin crosses corner of one stamp, otherwise fresh and fine mint. Rare. Sc. 74a; S.G. 87a, £1900. Photo

£600-800

1897-1902 PICTORIAL ISSUE Die Proof

462 462

ᔛ P

24c. finished die proof in black and reddish brown, on thin paper (95x71mm.) showing four guide lines, fine. Photo

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464

S ᔛ

S ᔛ

1c., 2c. green, 4c. (both), 5c., 6c. (with re-entry; no gum), 10c. (no gum), 16c. (2) and 24c. (vertical crease) perf 14, 4c. carmine perf 14, compound 12-13, 2c. lake, 3c., 6c., 8c. and 12c. perf 15, 18c. perf 16, 18c. imperforate and corrected inscriptions 18c. perf 15 and 24c. perf 14, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fine mounted mint with hinge remnants. S.G. 92s-111s, £380+

£100-120

1c., 2c. lake, 3c., 5c. and 6c. in marginal strips of four (three from the lower right), 8c., 12c., 18c., 24c. and corrected inscriptions 18c. and 24c. in vertical strips of four, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, all with large part or full original gum, the odd small fault including one of the latter 18c. with thin at foot, otherwise fine. Rare multiples

£200-250

Issued Stamps 465

466

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1c. bistre-brown (7 mint; 19 used including a block of six), 1c. ochre (6 mint; 4 used), 2c. lake (7 mint; 12 used), 2c. green (6 mint; 10 used), 3c. rosy mauve (7 mint; 9 used including a block of four), 3c. dull mauve (7 mint; 9 used), 4c. green (mint and used), 4c. carmine (5 mint; 7 used), 5c. (4 mint; 24 used including a block of four), 6c. (4 mint; 8 used), 8c. brown-purple (6 mint; 13 used), 8c. brown (17 mint including a block of six), 10c. slate-lilac (4 mint; 3 used), 12c. (3 mint; 6 used), 16c. (4 mint; 5 used), 18c. (3 mint; 2 used), 24c. (7 mint; 4 used) and corrected inscription 18c. (2 mint; 9 used) and 24c. (5 mint; 8 used), all with perforations identified, a few with small faults, many of the mint with hinge remnants, though the majority generally fine. Sc. 79-90; S.G. 92111, £8500+

£1,200-1,500

1c. to 24c. less 6c. but with additional 1c., 2c. lake, 3c., 4c. carmine, 8c. and 10c., and corrected inscription 18c. and 24c., each in a mint block of four, various perforations, the 5c. a little oxidised and virtually all with hinge remnants otherwise generally fine. Cat. £5000+

£1,200-1,500

467 467

468

469

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1c. black and bistre-brown horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, the left stamp with light diagonal crease not affecting appearance, otherwise fine cancelled to order. Sc. 79a; S.G. 92c, £600. Photo

£150-180

1c. black and ochre horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 79a; S.G. 93ab, £600. Photo

£200-250

2c. black and lake, perf 15, a block of sixteen (4x4), fine unused with large part or full original gum. Sc. 80; S.G. 94a, £384

£120-150


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472

474

475

476

477

478

刂អ B

472

2c. black and lake horizontal pair, perf 15, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 94ab, £650. Photo

£250-300

2c. black and green horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s.; light crease between and left stamp with thin, neither affecting fine appearance of this rare variety. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 95d, £1200. Photo

£200-250

5c. black and orange horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, neatly cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s.; slight thinning between at top otherwise fine. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 183,982, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 100ab, £1700. Photo PROVENANCE: Patrick Cassels, October 2003

473 473

471

474

476

£300-400

478

8c. black and brown-purple vertical pair, variety imperforate horizontally, unused with part to large part original gum; hinge remnants at top. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 102ab, £475. Photo

£150-180

8c. black and brown-purple vertical pair, variety imperforate between and at foot, centrally cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s.; pressed crease between not affecting fine appearance. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 102ab, £450. Photo

£150-180

8c. black and brown, perf 14, a lower right corner block of twenty-eight (7x4) with imprint and showing sheet No. “4”, unused with large part or full original gum; traces of very light foxing around perforations, one with thin and one at top with pulled perf, otherwise fine. A scarce multiple. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 103, £364

£100-120

12c. black and dull blue vertical pair, variety imperforate between, centrally cancelled to order; some light staining between though a rare variety. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 106a, £750. Photo

£120-150

18c. black and green block of four with margin at foot, variety imperforate vertically, and a horizontal pair variety imperforate between and at right, both cancelled to order; the block with vertical crease between otherwise fine. Sc. 87a; S.G. 108a, £255

£60-80

18c. vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 108b, £350. Photo

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1899 (JULY-OCT.) 4c. SURCHARGES Essays

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ᔛ E

4c. on 5c., 4c. on 12c., 4c. on 25c. and 4c. on $10 in horizontal pairs with unsurcharged stamp, the $10 with “CENTS.” in a solid sans-serif type, all with part original gum; the 25c. pair with pinholes otherwise fine. The only recorded examples. Photo

£2,000-3,000

Specimens 480

ᔛ S

4c. on 5c. to 4c. on $10 less 4c. on $1 but with additional 4c. on 5c., and unissued 4c. on 1c., 4c. on 2c. and 4c. on 3c. (two of each), each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, most with hinge remnants otherwise generally fine mint. S.G. 112s-124s

481

481

482

ᔛ S

ᔛ S

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£100-120

482

5c. black and vermilion overprinted “SPECIMEN”, variety surcharge and overprint inverted, fine apart from hinge remainder. A rare and spectacular variety, only one sheet reported. S.G. 112asa, £700. Photo

£200-250

5c. black and vermilion overprinted “SPECIMEN”, variety surcharge and overprint inverted, fine without gum. A rare and spectacular variety, only one sheet reported. S.G. 112asa, £700. Photo

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July 14, 2011 - London Issued Stamps 483

4c. on 5c. (7 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 4c. on 6c. (6 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 4c. on 8c. (6 mint including a block of four; 4 used), 6c. on 12c. (8 mint including a block of four showing sheet number “143”; 2 used), 4c. on 18c. (7 mint including a block of four; 4 used), 4c. on 24c. (9 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 4c. on 25c. (2 mint; 3 used), 4c. on 50c. (2 mint; 3 used), 4c. on $1 (2 mint; 2 used), 4c. on $2 (7 mint including a block of four - slightly toned; 2 used), 4c. on $5 (2 mint), 4c. on $10 mint and 81⁄ 2 mm. setting 4c. on $5 (1 mint; 2 used) and 4c. on $10 (mint and used), all with perforations identified, many of the mint with hinge remnants, otherwise generally fine. Sc. 91-102; S.G. 112-126, £2500+

£350-450

485

486

Ex 484 487

484

485

486

487

4c. on 12c. black and dull blue, a horizontal pair with margin at left and a vertical pair, both with variety imperforate between, part and large part original gum respectively; both with thins. Rare. Sc. 94a; S.G. 115a, £850 and 115b, unpriced. Photo

£250-300

4c. on 12c. black on dull blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine and lightly cancelled on small piece. Sc. 94a; S.G. 115a, unpriced. Photo

£250-300

4c. on 12c. black and dull blue vertical pair, variety imperforate between, cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s.; small thin and a short perf at top otherwise fine. Rare. Sc. 94a; S.G. 115b, £950. Photo

£250-300

4c. on 25c. indigo horizontal strip of three, variety imperforate between, unused with large part original gum; the left stamp with light crease and two short perfs at top, the right stamp with small thin, none of which significantly affects appearance. Rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 118a, £1400. Photo

£200-250

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1901-05 OVERPRINTED “BRITISH/PROTECTORATE” Essays 488

ᔛ E

$1 scarlet, an imperforate vertical strip of five with margin at top and at foot, the first stamp with overprint in red, the second, third and fourth rows with overprint in black, and the fifth row without overprint, no gum, the fourth and fifth stamps cut into at left, otherwise fine. Photo £600-800

Specimens 489

ᔛ S

1c. to 50c. set of fourteen with additional 18c. with straight-edge at left, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, mounted mint; the 50c. with some perf faults at top. S.G. 127s-140s, £325 £60-80

Issued Stamps 490

1c. (9 mint; 19 used), 2c. (12 mint; 16 used including a block of four), 3c. (10 mint; 12 used), 4c. (6 mint; 15 used), 5c. (7 mint; 12 used including a block of four), 6c. (7 mint including one without stop; 7 used), 8c. (42 mint including a block of twenty-five - two with surface abrasions, seven without stop; 5 used), 10c. (5 mint including one without stop; 7 used), 12c. (3 mint; 12 used including a block of four), 16c. (5 mint; 8 used), 18c. (2 mint; 4 used), 24c. (7 mint; 6 used), 25c. (4 mint; 9 used including a block of four), 50c. (3 mint; 7 used including one without stop), $1 with red overprint (5 mint; 3 used), $1 with black overprint (3 mint; 5 used) and $2 (4 mint), all with perforations identified, many of the mint with hinge remnants, condition generally fine. Sc. 105-119, 122-123; S.G. 127143, £5000+ £600-800

491

刂+ អ

1c., 2c. (3), 3c., 4c., 5c. (2, one without gum), 6c. (no gum), 8c., 10c., 16c., 25c., 50c. and $1 (both), each in a mint block of four, various perforations, some with hinge remnants otherwise generally fine. Cat. £1400+ £250-300

492

8c. black and brown vertical strip of three, variety imperforate between and at foot, lightly cancelled to order; all with creases though of good to fine appearance. Sc. 11a; S.G. 133c, £350. Photo £150-180 PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, October 2003

493 493

刂 ᔛ

10c. brown and slate-lilac horizontal pair, the left stamp with no stop after “EXHIBITION”, fine unmounted mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 134/c, £325. Photo £100-120 492

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495

494 494

495

496

10c. brown and slate-lilac vertical pair, the upper stamp with overprint double, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 134d, £325. Photo

£100-120

10c. brown and slate-lilac, variety overprint double, lightly cancelled to order, a few shortish perfs otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 134d, £325. Photo

£80-100

10c. brown and slate-lilac horizontal pair, variety imperforate between and at right, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 134f, £650. Photo

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, October 2003

497

24c. blue and lake horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 138b, unpriced. Photo £300-400

497

498

刂+ អ

25c. indigo marginal block of four, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at foot, fresh and fine mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 139 var. Photo £400-500 PROVENANCE:

“Hornbill”, April 2007

499

25c. indigo marginal vertical pair, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at foot, fresh and fine mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 139 var. Photo £200-250

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25c. indigo, marginal, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at foot, fresh and fine mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 139 var.

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, April 2008 501 502

25c. indigo, variety no stop after “PROTECTORATE”, fine unused with large part original gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 139a, £170

£60-80

25c. indigo, variety no stop after “PROTECTORATE”, fine used. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 139a, £225

£70-90

503 503

25c. indigo, variety overprint inverted, fine unused with part original gum. Sc. 115a; S.G. 139c, £700. Photo

––– 504 ––– 504

505

£200-250

505

$1 scarlet (2), both marginal with overprints in red and in black, the former showing variety imperforate between stamp and margin at foot, the latter imperforate horizontally, fine mint. Photo

£250-300

$1 scarlet with black overprint, variety overprint double, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 118a; S.G. 142b, £375. Photo

£150-180

506

507

506

$2 green, variety overprint double, fine mint. Rare. Sc. 119a; S.G. 143a, £1600. Photo

£500-600

507

$2 green, variety overprint double, fine cancelled to order. Sc. 119a; S.G. 143a, £450. Photo

£150-180

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509

510 508 508 509 510

刂+ អ

$5 dull purple top right corner block of four, fresh and fine mint. A rare multiple. S.G. 144, £1200. Photo

£500-600

$5 dull purple horizontal pair, fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 144, £600. Photo

£200-250

$5 dull purple, unused with large part original gum, one short perf at right otherwise fine. S.G. 144, £300. Photo

£80-100

511

512

513

511

$10 brown, fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 145, £500. Photo

£200-250

512

$10 brown with margin at left, variety overprint inverted, minor natural paper crease at top otherwise fine cancelled to order. S.G. 145a, £450. Photo

£150-180

$10 brown, variety overprint inverted, one lightly toned perf at foot otherwise fine cancelled to order. S.G. 145a, £450. Photo

£150-180

513

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1904-05 4c. SURCHARGES 514

515

刂អ ᔛ B

4c. on 5c. (mint and used), 4c. on 6c. (3 mint, one with surcharge inverted - heavy hinge remnants; 2 used), 4c. on 8c. (2 mint, one with surcharge inverted - thin at top; 1 used), 4c. on 12c. (5 mint; 2 used), 4c. on 18c. (6 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 4c. on 24c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 4c. on 25c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 4c. on 50c. (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 4c. on $1 (9 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 4c. on $2 (6 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 4c. on $5 (5 mint including a block of four, the single is the dull purple shade; 1 used) and 4c. on $10 (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used), some of the mint with hinge remnants otherwise generally fine. Sc. 124-135; S.G. 146-157, £1800+

£350-450

4c. on 5c. black and orange, a top left corner block of twelve (3x4), fresh and fine unmounted mint. Sc.124; S.G. 146, £576

£180-220

A Scarce Multiple

516 516

517

518

刂+ អ

ᔛអ B

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4c. on 8c. black and brown-purple marginal block of four, variety surcharge inverted, unused with large part original gum, some hinge remnants, fine. A scarce multiple. Sc. 125a; S.G. 148a, £1200. Photo

£400-500

4c. on 25c. indigo block of eight (4x2) and 4c. on $2 dull green block of six (3x2) cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s., the upper $2 row a little creased, otherwise fine. Sc. 130, 133; 152, 155, £488

£150-180

4c. on $5 bright purple block of four (one with some short perfs at foot) and $10 brown vertical pair (slight wrinkle), all cancelled by Sandakan c.d.s., fine. Sc. 134-135; S.G. 156157, £288

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An Extremely Rare Multiple

519 519

4c. on $10 brown top left corner pair, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with large part original gum. An extremely rare multiple. Sc. 135a; S.G. 157a, £5500. Photo

£2,000-2,500

520 520

4c. on $10 brown, variety surcharge inverted, unused with large part original gum, some slight gum thinning at top, otherwise fine. Rare. Sc. 135a; S.G.157a, £2750. Photo

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

J.A. Naylor, April 1983 “Midas”, December 1991

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1909-23 PICTORIAL ISSUE Specimens 521

ᔛ S

1c. to 24c. set of thirteen plus 1909 20c. on 18c. (defective) and 1923 3c. on 4c., each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, all with hinge remnants, fine mint. S.G. 158s-176s, 177s, 276s; £398

£80-100

Issued Stamps 522

523

刂+ អ

1c. chocolate-brown (12 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 1c. brown (1 mint; 10 used including a block of four), 2c. (6 mint; 8 used), 3c. lake (4 mint; 1 used), 4c. roselake (1 mint; 3 used), 3c. green (3 mint; 7 used including a block of four), 4c. (7 mint; 15 used including a block of four), 5c. yellow-brown (4 mint; 1 used), 5c. dark brown (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 6c. olive-green (5 mint; 8 used including a block of four), 6c. apple-green (3 mint; 6 used), 8c. (1 mint; 2 used), 10c. greyish blue (4 mint; 5 used), 10c. blue (5 used), 10c. turquoise-blue (5 mint; 9 used), 12c. deep blue (4 mint; 4 used), 16c. (4 mint; 1 used), 18c. (1 mint; 3 used), 24c. deep rose-lilac (4 mint; 9 used including a block of four), plus 1909 20c. on 18c. (5 mint; 10 used) and 1923 3c. on 4c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), all with perforations identified, condition generally fine. Sc. 136-149, 166; S.G. 158-177, 276, £2600+

£450-550

1c. chocolate (2), 2c. (creased), 3c. lake, 3c. rose-lake, 3c. green, 4c. (2, one with sheet number “424”), 5c. yellow-brown, 6c. olive-green (with sheet number “483”; creased), 6c. apple-green, 8c., 10c. greyish blue, 12c. deep blue (with sheet number “35”), 16c. (toned), 18c. (with sheet number “399”), 24c. and 1909 20c. on 18c., each in a mint block of four, various perforations, most with hinge remnants, fine. Sc. 136-149; S.G. 158-177, £1400+

£400-500

524 524

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1c. black and brown vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine mint. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 66,166, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 159b, £1900. Photo

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1911 (MAR.) HIGH VALUES Essays

525 525

ᔛ E

25c. composite essay with vignette partly printed and handpainted and frame handpainted in black and bluish green with lettering, values etc. in Chinese white, on card (41x47mm.) marked “original design” and “appd 1910” on reverse. A magnificent piece of artist’s work. Photo

£1,500-2,000

526 526

ᔛ E

$5 composite essay with printed vignette and frame handpainted in magenta with lettering, values etc. in Chinese white, on card (46x48mm.) marked “original design” and “appd 1910” on reverse. A superb and delightful example of artist’s work. Photo

£1,500-2,000

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P ᔛ

25c., 50c., $2 and $10 die proofs in issued colours on thin card (49x50mm. max.); all with some minor marks in margin, nevertheless an extremely rare and colourful set

£2,000-3,000

Imperforate Plate Proofs 528

529

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

25c. (11 including two blocks of four, one from top left), 50c. (5 including a block of four), $1 (6 including a block of four - creased), $5 (9 including a block of four and a pair) and $10 marginal block of four (creased), all on unwatermarked paper, mostly fine

£300-400

$5 black and lake and $10 black and brick-red, both in a horizontal pair on ungummed paper, fine

£100-120

Imperforate Printer’s Sample Stamps

530 530

531

532

533

P ᔛ S ᔛ

P ᔛ S ᔛ

P ᔛ S ᔛ

ᔛ P ᔛ S

531

532

533

25c. in black and orange, overprinted “WATERLOW & SONS LTD/SPECIMEN” in black (Type WS1), a fraction soiled at top otherwise fine. Photo $1 in black and orange, overprinted “WATERLOW & WS2), fine. Photo

SONS LTD/SPECIMEN”

in blue (Type £80-100

$5 in black and green, overprinted “WATERLOW & SONS WS4) affixed to piece marked “ST. 745”, fine. Photo $5 in black and green, overprinted “WATERLOW & WS2), fine. Photo

£60-80

LTD/SPECIMEN”

SONS LTD/SPECIMEN”

in blue (Type £80-100 in blue (Type £80-100

Specimens 534

S ᔛ

25c. to $10 set of six, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, the 25c. with small corner crease otherwise fine mint. S.G.178s-183s, £350

£80-100

Issued Stamps 535

536

537

刂+ អ

538 ័

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25c. (2 mint; 5 used), 50c. (5 mint; 11 used including a block of four, and two showing re-entry), $1 (4 mint; 4 used), $2 (3 mint; 1 used), $5 mint (2, one without gum) and $10 mint, generally fine. Sc.152-157; S.G. 178-183, £1400+

£300-400

25c. to $10 set of six in blocks of four, fine mint. Sc. 152-157; S.G. 178-183, £2800. Photo

£1,000-1,200

50c. black and steel-blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused with large part original gum, slightly browned as normal. Very rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 179ab, £3500. Photo

£1,200-1,500

50c. black and steel-blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, neatly tied by Jesselton c.d.s. on small piece, fine. Very rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 179ab, unpriced. Photo

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Ex 536

537

Ex 540

539

540

541

刂អ B

538

541

$1 black and chestnut, perf 15, a top right corner block of six (3x2), one with hinge remnants otherwise fresh and fine mint. Sc. 154a; S.G. 180a, £360

£100-120

$5 black and lake and $10 black and brick-red, both cancelled by Tenom c.d.s., the latter in violet (a little smudged), fine. Sc. 156-157; S.G. 182-183, £680. Photo for $10

£180-220

$10 black and brick-red marginal pair, fine mint. Sc. 157; S.G. 183, £1000. Photo

£300-400

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542 542

543

544

543

544

$5 dull purple, fine unused with large part original gum ( a little toned as usual). Rare. Sc. 158; S.G. 184, £1300. Photo

£500-600

$5 dull purple, centrally cancelled by large “RESIDENTS h.s., fine. Sc. 158; S.G. 184. Photo

£100-120

OFFICE/B.N.B./KUDAT”

circular

$10 brown, unused with large part original gum (a little browned in places as usual), fine. Very rare. Sc. 159; S.G. 185, £1800. Photo

£600-800

1916 (FEB.) SURCHARGES Specimens 545

S ᔛ

2c. on 3c., 4c. on 6c. and 10c. on 12c (2, one showing variety “S” inverted), each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, the normal 10c. with small thin, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 186s188s. Photo for variety

£100-120

Issued Stamps 546

547

2c. on 3c. mint (19 including a corner block of four with sheet number “246” and three showing “S” inverted) and used (5 including two with “S” inverted), 4c. on 6c. mint (18 including two showing “S” inverted) and used (5 including two showing “S” inverted), and 10c. on 12c. mint (15 including two showing “S” inverted) and used (3); many in multiples, condition generally fine. Sc. 160-162; S.G. 186-188, £3000+

£500-600

The set of three each showing variety “S” inverted, fine apart from hinge remainders. Sc. 160a-162a; S.G. 186a-188a, £400

£80-100

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1916 (MAY) MALTESE CROSS OVERPRINTS Cross in vermilion

Ex 548 548

1c. to 25c. set of thirteen in horizontal pairs, eight are marginal including the 6c. which shows sheet number “224”, plus additional 2c. block of four; the 12c. and 16c. with some fox spots on the reverse and many with hinge remnant, otherwise fine mint. Sc. B1-B13; S.G. 189-201, £1800+. Photo for 25c.

£500-600

Ex 549 549

1c. to 25c. set of thirteen with additional 2c., 5c. and 16c., fine apart from hinge remainders. Sc. B1-B13; S.G. 189-201, £1092. Photo for 25c.

£250-300

Ex 550 550

551

ᔛ+ អ

1c., 2c. (2), 3c., 4c. (6 including a pair), 5c., 6c., 8c. (3 including a vertical pair), 10c., 12c., 16c., 20c. on 18c., 24c. and 25c., all used, generally fine. Sc. B1-B13; S.G. 189201, £1560. Photo for 25c.

£400-500

1c., 2c., 3c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 8c., 10c. and 12c., each in a used block of four, plus 4c. used block of fight (2x4), condition a little mixed. Cat. £2270

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554

552 555 552

3c. black and rose-lake, a marginal mint vertical strip of four, the upper two stamps overprinted in vermilion, the lower two stamps in carmine; some hinge remnants otherwise fine. A very rare and unusual variety of which only one sheet was found. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 191a, £3750. Photo

£1,500-1,800

Note: This combination of overprints on the same sheet was discovered amongst a parcel of sheets allocated to the National Philatelic War Fund, and sold for the benefit of the Red Cross and St. John’s Ambulance. Details of its discovery are more fully described in “The Stamps and Postal History of North Borneo”, Part 3, by Shipman and Cassels. 553

554

555

ᔛ+ អ

刂+ អ

ᔛ+ អ

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24c. black and dull mauve block of four, centrally by Jesselton c.d.s. in violet, fine. A very scarce multiple. Sc. B12; S.G. 200, £520

£150-180

24c. black and dull mauve block of four, variety imperforate between horizontally, unused with part original gum; the upper pair with heavy hinge remnants, otherwise fine. Extremely rare and the only example of this variety we recall seeing. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 200a, unpriced. Photo

£1,000-1,200

25c. black and green block of four, fine used. A rare multiple. Sc. B13; S.G. 201, £1700. Photo

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Ex 556 556

557

558

刂+ អ

559 ័

559

1c. to 25c. set of twelve, fine apart from hinge remainders. Sc. B1-B13; S.G. 202-213, £1100. Photo for 25c.

£300-400

1c., 3c., 5c., 8c. (2), 10c., 16c., 20c. on 18c. and 24c. in mint blocks of four, fine apart from hinge remnants. Cat. £2100+

£600-800

1c. (7 including a block of four), 2c.(3), 3c. (3), 5c. (3), , 6c. (3), 8c. (3), 10c. (4), 12c. (3), 16c. (8 including a strip of four), 20c. on 18c. (5 including a strip of three), 24c. (3) and 25c. pair (creased), all used, generally good to fine. Sc. B1-B13; S.G. 202-213, £4000+

£600-800

25c. black and green, perf 15, fine used on small piece. Sc. B13; S.G. 213a, £475. Photo

£150-180

1918 (AUG.) RED CROSS 2c. SURCHARGES Lines of surcharge 9mm. apart 560

1c., 2c., 3c. (3, one dull rose-carmine), 4c. (3, two with full offset on reverse), 5c. (2), 6c. (2, one thinned at top), 8c. (thin at top), 10c., 12c. (2), 16c., 24c. and lines 1314mm. apart 2c., 25c., 50c. (2, one from the lower right corner showing sheet number “7”), $1, $2 (central thin) and $10 (thinned at top), mint and of fine appearance though most with hinge remnants. Sc. B14-B30, £1200+

£200-250

–––– Ex 561 –––– 561

562

563

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1c. to $10 set of seventeen with additional 3c. (2), 5c. and 6c., plus lines 13-14mm. apart 2c., all used, generally fine. Sc. B14-B30; S.G. 214-234, £1800+. Photo for $5 and $10

£500-600

1c. to $2 with additional 3c. and 5c., each in a mint block of four, many with hinge remnants otherwise fine. Sc. B14-B28, S.G. 214-232, £1100+

£300-400

1c., 2c. (crease), 3c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 8c., 10c., 12c., 16c., 24c., 25c., 50c. (showing sheet number “100”), $1 (showing sheet number “164) and $2 (showing sheet number “307”; crease), each in a mint horizontal pair, many with hinge remnants, fine. Sc. B14-B28; S.G. 214-232, £515

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564 564

1c. black and brown vertical pair, variety imperforate between, unused without gum, one tiny tone spot towards upper left otherwise fine. Rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 214a, £3000. Photo

£400-500

565 565

566

刂+ អ

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2c. black and green top right corner block of four with sheet number “58”, variety imperforate between vertically, the upper pair with hinge remnants, otherwise fresh and fine mint. A very rare multiple. Unlisted in Scott. S.G. 215a, £8000. Photo

£4,000-5,000

3c. black and dull rose-carmine, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, fresh and fine mint. Sc. B17a; S.G. 217a, £190

£60-80


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567

569

568 567

568

569

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4c. black and scarlet, variety surcharge inverted, fine mint. Sc. B17a; S.G. 218a, £450. Photo

£120-150

4c. black and scarlet block of four, variety double surcharge inverted, one albino, the upper pair with hinge remnants, otherwise fresh and fine mint. A rare multiple. Sc. B17a; S.G. 218a var, £1800. Photo

£600-800

4c. black and scarlet vertical pair, variety double surcharge inverted, one albino, fresh and fine mint. Sc. B17a; S.G. 218a var., £900. Photo

£300-400

571

573 570 572 570

571

572

刂+ អ

4c. black and scarlet marginal block of four, variety transposed and misplaced surcharge, some hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. S.G. 218 var. Photo

£500-600

4c. black and scarlet showing variety transposed and misplaced surcharge, fine mint. S.G. 218 var

£120-150

4c. black and scarlet showing variety transposed and misplaced surcharge, unused with large part original gum; slightly toned and with short perf at top, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate No. 183,983, not present. S.G. 218 var. Photo

£100-120

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, October 2003 573

4c. black and scarlet with margin at top, variety transposed surcharge resulting in “TWO missing, fine apart from hinge remainder. S.G. 218 var. Photo

CENTS”

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575

574 574 575

刂+ អ

5c. black and pale brown block of four, variety transposed surcharge, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 220 var. Photo

£600-800

5c. black and pale brown, variety transposed surcharge, unused with large part original gim, hinge remnants, fine. S.G. 220 var. Photo

£120-150

577

578

576 579 576

577 578

579

刂+ អ

12c. black and deep bright blue block of four with margin at right, variety surcharge inverted, the upper pair with hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. A rare multiple. Sc. B22a; S.G. 224a, £2800. Photo

£1,000-1,200

12c. black and deep bright blue horizontal pair with margin at top, variety surcharge inverted, fine mint. Sc. B22a; S.G. 224a, £1400. Photo

£400-500

12c. black and deep bright blue with margin at right, variety surcharge inverted, unused with part original gum; small thin at foot otherwise fine. Sc. B22a; S.G. 224a, £700. Photo

£100-120

12c. black and deep bright blue marginal horizontal pair, variety imperforate at left between stamp and margin; some hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. Rare. S.G. 224 var. Photo

£250-300

PROVENANCE:

George Bloch, May 1996 www.spink.com

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刂+ អ

2c. black and green block of four with margin at right, fine mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 227, £340

582

£100-120

583

581 581

582

583

584

刂+ ᔛ អ

6c. black and olive-green block of four with margin at left, fresh and fine unmounted mint. A very rare multiple. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 228, £1900. Photo

£600-800

6c. black and olive-green, fine apart from hinge remainders. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 228, £475. Photo

£120-150

6c. black and olive-green, lightly cancelled, fine. Rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 228, £850. Photo

£300-400

25c. black and green, 50c. black and steel-blue and $1 in black and chestnut, each in a horizontal pair with margin at right, the left stamp in each with re-entry (oars doubled), also a single 50c. with the re-entry, fine mint. S.G. 229/a-231/b, £390

£120-150

585

586

585

$5 black and lake marginal horizontal pair, fine mint. Sc. B29; S.G. 233, £800. Photo

£300-400

586

$10 black and brick-red marginal horizontal pair, fresh and fine mint. Sc. B30; S.G. 234, £900. Photo

£400-500

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1918 (OCT.) RED CROSS 4c. SURCHARGES

–––– Ex 587 –––– 587

588 589

590 591

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刂អ B

–––– Ex 588 ––––

1c. to $10 set of seventeen with additional 10c. (2), 25c., 50c. (2) and $1 (corner vertical pair), fine mint, some with hinge remainders. Sc. B31-B47; S.G. 235-252, £800+. Photo for $5 and $10

£250-300

1c. to $10 set of seventeen with additional 25c. shade, all used, fine. Sc. B31-B47, £1175. Photo for $5 and $10

£350-450

1c. (sheet number “138”), 2c., 3c. (sheet number “13”), 4c. (sheet number “42”), 5c. (sheet number “98”), 6c., 8c., 10c., 12c., 16c., 24c., 25c. (2), 50c. (2), $1 and $2, each in a mint block of four (many from the lower right corner), fine. Sc. B31-B45; S.G. 235250, £740+

£200-250

1c. to 50c. in horizontal pairs, fine apart from hinge remainders. Sc. B31-B43; S.G. 235248, £169

£50-60

4c. black and scarlet lower left corner block of twenty-five (5x5), variety imperforate between stamp and margin at left, fresh and fine mint. An extremely rare multiple. S.G. 238 var. Photo

£1,500-1,800

593 592 592 593

6c. black and apple-green vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine mint. Very rare. Sc. B36a; S.G. 240a, £2500. Photo

£800-1,000

12c. black and deep blue, a lower right corner example showing variety surcharge double, a few minor gum thins otherwise fine mint Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 160,853, not present. Unlisted in Scott. S.G. 243a, £1400. Photo

£500-600

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, October 2003 594

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25c. black and blue-green pair and single, 50c. pair, $1 pair and $2 pair and single, each showing re-entry (oars doubled), fine mint. S.G. 247a-250a, £722

£200-250


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591

595 595

$5 black and lake horizontal pair, fresh and fine mint. Sc. B46; S.G. 251, £600. Photo

£200-250

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597

596 596

597

刂+ អ

$10 black and brick-red top left corner block of four, light diagonal crease crosses the top left stamp otherwise fresh and fine mint. A rare multiple. Sc. B47; S.G. 252, £1500. Photo

£600-800

$10 black and brick-red horizontal pair, unused with large part original gum, the right stamp with light gum bend and two very minor thin spots. Sc. B47; S.G. 252, £750. Photo

£200-250

1922 (MAR.) MALAYA-BORNEO EXHIBITION Overprint Essay

598 598

ᔛ E

1c. black and brown, marginal, showing seriffed overprint in green and marked in margin “Essay C.F.N.W.” (C.F. Newton-Wade, the Postmaster General), fine with large part original gum. Photo PROVENANCE:

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ᔛ S

1c. to 50c. set of fourteen with additional 24c. with stop after “EXHIBITION”, the 4c. and 10c. thinned, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 253s-275s, £450+

£150-180

Issued Stamps 600

601

602

603

604

刂+ អ

刂+ អ

606 605

606

607 ័

1c. (9 mint including one with stop after “EXHIBITION”; 2 used), 2c. (6 mint including two pairs with one in each showing stop after “EXHIBITION”; 1 used), 3c. (6 mint including two pairs; 1 used), 4c. (3 mint including a pair), 5c. (8 mint including a pair with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”; 2 used), 6c. (5 mint including a pair with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”; 1 used), 8c. (4 mint including a pair with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”; 2 used), 10c. (9 mint, shades, including two showing stop after “EXHIBITION”; 2 used), 12c. (27 mint with some multiples and including four showing stop after “EXHIBITION”; 2 used), 16c. (9 mint including a pair with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”), 20c. on 18c. with blue overprint (4 mint including a pair with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”), 20c. on 18c. with red overprint (11 mint), 24c. (8 mint including a pair with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”; 1 used), 25c. yellowgreen (5 mint including a pair with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”), 25c. bluegreen (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used) and 50c. (6 mint; 1 used), all with perforations identified, a few with faults though many fine. Sc. 136a-153c; S.G.253-275, £4800+

£700-900

1c., 2c., 3c., 4c., 5c. (both shades), 6c., 8c. (both shades), 10c., 12c. (2), 16c., 20c. on 18c. in red, 24c., 25c. (both shades) and 50c., each in a mint block of four, most with hinge remnants, fine. Sc. 136a-153c; S.G. 253-275, £1000+

£300-400

1c. (2), 2c., 3c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 8c. (2), 10c. (2), 12c., 16c., 20c. on 18c. (both, the red overprint a little toned), 24c. (2), 25c. (2) and 50c. (2), all used, generally fine. Sc. 136a153c; S.G. 253-275, £1200+

£300-400

1c. (2, shades), 2c. (small thin), 3c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 8c., 10c. (2 shades), 12c., 16c., 20c. on 18c. (both), 24c. (2 shades), 25c. and 50c. (2), each showing stop after “EXHIBITION”, fine mounted mint. Cat. £2500+

£700-900

1c., 2c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 8c., 10c., 12c., 16c., 20c. on 18c. (both) and 24c., each in a mint block of four with one in each showing stop after “EXHIBITION”, some with hinge remnants, fine. Cat. £2100+

£700-900

605

607

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, a horizontal strip of three, the first stamp showing variety “BORHEO” and the second showing variety “BORNEQ”, fine mounted mint, the gum a little browned as usual. S.G. 253/a/b, £825+. Photo

£300-400

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety “BORHEO”, unused with large part original gum, light vertical gum crease at left, fine. S.G. 253a, £325. Photo

£80-100

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety “BORHEO”, fine used on small piece. S.G. 253a, £750. Photo

£300-400

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609 608

609

610

608

610

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, a horizontal pair with margin at right, the left stamp showing “EXHIBITICN” with stop, the right stamp showing “BORHEO”, unused with part original gum; both with hinge remnants and the left stamp with small central defect barely discernable from face. Rare. S.G. 253a/e, £1225+. Photo

£200-250

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety “BORNEQ”, unused with large part original gum (slightly browned as usual), fine. S.G. 253b, £500. Photo

£150-180

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, showing reversed “C” for “O” in “EXHIBITION”, fine mint. S.G. 253 var. Photo

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

George Bloch, May 1996 611

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, a complete horizontal strip of ten (severed in half), the third stamp showing “BORHEO”, the fourth showing “BORNEQ”, the eighth showing raised stop after “1922”, the ninth showing “EXHIBITICN” with stop and the tenth showing “BORHEO”, unused with large part original, some staining on reverse and perf re-inforcement, nevertheless an extremely rare and remarkable strip. S.G. 253f/fa/fb/fc/fd, £3750

£1,000-1,200

PROVENANCE:

R.E. Darnton

613

612

613

614 ័

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612

614

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, a horizontal strip of three, the first stamp showing “BORHEO” and the second showing “BORNEQ”, fine mint. S.G. 253f/fa/fb, £1440. Photo

£500-600

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, variety “BORHEO”, fine mint. S.G. 253fa, £550. Photo

£150-180

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, variety “BORHEO”, neatly cancelled by Jesselton c.d.s. on day of issue, fine. S.G. 253fa, unpriced. Photo

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615 615

616

616

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, variety “BORNEQ”, unused with large part original gum, lower right corner slightly rounded otherwise fine. S.G. 253fb, £850. Photo

£200-250

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, a horizontal pair, the right stamp showing variety raised stop after “1922”, fine mint. S.G. 253f/fc, £840+. Photo

£300-400

617

618 619

617

618

619

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, variety raised stop after “1922”, fine apart from hinge remainder. S.G. 253fc, £800. Photo

£250-300

1c. black and brown with red overprint, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, variety “EXHIBTICN” with stop, fine mint. S.G. 253fd, £800. Photo

£300-400

1c. black and brown with blue overprint, margin at top, fine mint. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 71,390, not present. S.G. 253g, £1500. Photo

£500-600

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620 620

621

1c. black and brown with blue overprint, a vertical pair, the lower stamp with overprint omitted, the upper stamp with a pulled perf at left, otherwise fine mint. Extremely rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 71,389, not present. S.G. 253ga, £8500. Photo

£2,500-3,000

1c. black and brown with blue overprint, a vertical pair, the lower stamp with overprint omitted, the upper stamp showing variety “BORHEO”, one tiny tone spot between at left otherwise fine mint. Unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 71,387, not present. S.G. 253ga/gc, unpriced. Photo

£5,000-6,000

622 622

623

624

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621

623

1c. black and brown with blue overprint, a vertical pair, the lower stamp with overprint omitted, the upper stamp showing variety “BORNEQ”, the upper stamp with short perf at right, otherwise fine mint. Unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 71,388, not present. S.G. 253ga/gd. Photo

£5,000-6,000

1c. black and brown with blue overprint, a vertical pair, the lower stamp with overprint omitted, the upper stamp showing variety “MHLAYA” and “EXHIBITION” with stop, the lower stamp with tiny thin spot otherwise fine mint. Unique. R.P.S. Certificate No. 71,386, not present. S.G. 253ga/gg. Photo

£5,000-6,000

2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 10c., 12c. (badly thinned at top), 16c., 20c. on 18c. (blue overprint), 24c., 25c. and 50c., each showing stop after “EXHIBITION”, all used, generally fine.

£300-400


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625 625

3c. black and rose-lake horizontal pair, the left stamp showing raised stop after “1921”, the right showing “EXHIBITICN” with stop, unused with large part original gum (a little toned), fine. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1990). S.G. 256a/b, £9500. Photo

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, April 2008

626 626

627

627

629

5c. black and orange-brown vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine mint. Rare. S.G. 258a, £1700. Photo

£500-600

5c. black and orange-brown vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine used on small piece. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2002). S.G. 258a, £2500. Photo

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, April 2008

628 628

629

5c. black and orange-brown horizontal pair, variety surcharge double, unused with part original gum (a little toned), some hinge remnants, fine. Rare. S.G. 258c, £5000. Photo

£1,500-2,000

5c. black and orange-brown vertical pair, variety overprint grossly misplaced to lower left, fine mint. Photo

£300-400

PROVENANCE: “Hornbill”, April 2007

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630 630

6c. black and apple-green, variety overprint double, perf faults at top otherwise fine mint. Rare. S.G. 260b, £2500. Photo

£600-800

631 631

6c. black and apple-green, variety overprint double with stop after “EXHIBITION”, some short perfs at top otherwise fine mint. Very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1991). S.G. 260c, £8500. Photo

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Dr. F.E. Wood, March 1965 George Bloch, May 1996 Patrick Cassels, April 2008 632

8c. black and dull rose, a block of four [6-7/16-17], a strip of three [96-98] and a pair [76-77] from Setting XII, and two singles [49] and [94] from Setting IV, each showing variety stop after “EXHIBITION”, all unused with large part original gum; one single with blue overprint faded otherwise generally fine. S.G. 261/a, £498

£80-100

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, April 2008

633 633

634

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16c. black and brown-lake, overprint in red, a little toned otherwise fine. Very rare, only one row of ten believed to have been so overprinted. S.G. 267b, £11,000. Photo

£3,000-4,000

20c. on 18c. black and blue green, blue overprint, a horizontal pair with the right stamp showing stop after “EXHIBITION”, fine mint. S.G. 268/a, £252

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636

637

638

639

637

638

20c. on 18c. black and blue-green, blue overprint, variety last “O” of “BORNEO” missing, unused with part original gum (a little toned), hinge remnants, fine. S.G. 268 var. Photo

£150-180

20c. on 18c. black and blue-green, red overprint, a horizontal pair with the left stamp showing stop after “EXHIBITION”, the normal with tiny thin at top otherwise fine mint. S.G. 269/a, £400+

£120-150

20c. on 18c. black and blue-green, red overprint, a horizontal pair with the right stamp showing stop after “EXHIBITION”, fine mint. S.G. 269/a, £400+. Photo

£150-180

20c. on 18c. black and blue-green, red overprint, variety stop after “EXHIBITION”, fine used. S.G. 269a, £750. Photo

£250-300

24c. black and reddish lilac, variety stop after “EXHIBITION”, fine unused with small part original gum. S.G. 272a, £300

£60-80

640 640

641

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25c. black and yellow-green, variety overprint double, fine mint. Very rare. S.G. 274c, £3750. Photo

£1,500-1,800

50c. black and steel-blue, perf 141⁄ 2 -15, a block of four with one showing stop after “EXHIBITION”, fine mint. S.G. 275c/ca, £331

£100-120

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1923 (OCT.) 3c. SURCHARGE

642 642

3c. on 4c. black and scarlet horizontal strip of three, variety surcharge double, fine unused with large part original gum. A rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate No. 47,645, not present. Sc. 166a; S.G. 276a, £3300. Photo

£1,000-1,200

1925-28 PICTORIAL ISSUE 643

1c. (7 mint including a block of four; 5 used including three on piece with 5c.), 2c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 3c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 4c. (7 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 5c. (5 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 6c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 8c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 10c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 12c. (11 mint including two blocks of four; 3 used), 16c. (8 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “12”), 20c. on 18c. (2 mint; 1 used), 24c. (5 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “11”), 25c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 50c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), $1 (7 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “27”), $2 (7 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “12”), $5 mint pair and single, and $10 mint; condition generally fine. Sc. 167-184; S.G. 277-294, £3000+

£600-800

644 644

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1c. black and chocolate-brown horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused without gum. Rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 277a, £1700. Photo

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645

646

647

648 645

646 647

648

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4c. black and scarlet marginal block of four, variety imperforate between horizontally, unused with large part original gum (slightly brown), one with small thin otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 280a, £550. Photo

£150-180

4c. black and scarlet vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 280a, £275. Photo

£80-100

4c. black and scarlet vertical pair, variety imperforate between, cancelled by Jesselton double-ring d.s.; the upper stamp thinned at top. R.P.S. Certificate No. 183,990, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 280a, £450. Photo PROVENANCE: Patrick Cassels, October 2003 4c. black and scarlet horizontal pair with margin at left, variety imperforate between, fine mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 280b, £750. Photo

£80-100

£250-300

649 649

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5c. black and yellow-brown block of four, variety imperforate between horizontally, unused without gum; a fraction toned/stained and some split perfs. A very rare multiple. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 281a, £2200. Photo

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650

651

650

5c. black and yellow-brown vertical pair, variety imperforate between, unused without gum, a fraction toned/stained and the lower stamp with small tear at right. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate No. 183, 684, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 281a, £1100. Photo £150-180

651

8c. black and carmine vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine unused with part original gum. Unlisted in Scott. S.G. 283a, £500. Photo £150-180

652

8c. black and carmine vertical strip of four with margin at foot, variety imperforate between, the bottom stamp thinned otherwise fine. Very rare. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 283c, £1800. Photo £600-800 652

653 655 654 653

654

655

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10c. black and turquoise-blue lower right corner horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine mint. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 284b, unpriced. Photo

£300-400

10c. black and turquoise-blue vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine apart from hinge remainder. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. 284b, unpriced. Photo

£300-400

$10 black and orange-red horizontal pair with margin at top, the right stamp with small stain at top right, otherwise fine mint. Sc. 184; S.G. 294, £1000. Photo

£250-300


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1931 (JAN.) 50TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Die Proofs 656

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3c. to $5 set of eight complete die proofs in issued colours showing guide crosses, all on wove paper, fine

£2,000-2,500

Perforated Printer’s Samples 657

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3c. to $5 set of eight in unissued colours, each overprinted “WATERLOW & LTD./SPECIMEN” and with a small punch hole at lower left, fine. Most attractive

SONS

£200-250

Issued Stamps 658

659 660

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3c. to $5 set of eight overprinted “SPECIMEN” (four with small thin), 3c. (7 mint including a corner pair with sheet number “58”; pair used), 6c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 10c. (7 mint including a block of four; pair used), 12c. (3 mint), 25c. (3 mint), $1 (3 mint), $2 (3 mint) and $5 (3 mint); condition generally fine. Sc. 185-192; S.G. 295-302, £1200+ 3c. to $5 set of eight in mint blocks of four, fine mint, some with hinge remnants. Sc. 185-192; S.G. 295-302, £1100 3c. to $5 set of eight, all used, the $1 and $5 a fraction toned otherwise fine. Sc. 185192; S.G. 295-302, £700

£200-250 £350-450 £200-250

LATER ISSUES 661

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662

1939 Pictorial 3c. (2), 4c., 10c., 12c., 20c. and 50c. in unissued colours, each overprinted “SPECIMEN/WATERLOW & SONS LTD.” and with a small punch hole at lower left, fine

£80-100

–– 1c. (9 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 2c. (9 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 3c. (9 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 4c. (9 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 6c. (9 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 8c. (9 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 10c. (9 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 12c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 15c. (9 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 20c. (3 mint; 1 used), 25c. (7 mint including a block of four; 5 used including a block of four), 50c. 97 mint including a block of four; 1 used), $1 (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), $2 (3 mint; 1 used), $5 (mint and used - soiled), and 1941 War Tax 1c. (8 mint including a block of four; 5 used including a block of four) and 2c. (7 mint including a block of four; 5 used including a block of four); condition generally good to fine. S.G. 303-319, £4300+

£700-900

663 663

–– $5 indigo and pale blue horizontal pair, fine mint. Sc. 207; S.G. 317, £1000. Photo £300-400

664

–– $5 indigo and pale blue vertical pair, the lower stamp with a few shortish perfs at right, otherwise fine used. Sc. 207; S.G. 317, £650. Photo £150-180

665

666

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664

1945-53 mint and used collection including 1945 BMA 1c. to $5 in mint blocks of four and singles and used pairs/strips of three and singles, 1947 Cypher 1c. to $5 in mint and used blocks of four (less used 2c.) and singles, 1948 Wedding $10 block of four, pair and single mint, and 1950-52 1c. to $10 mint and used plus $2 (2 mint; 6 used including cto block of four), $5 (2 mint; 6 used including cto block of four) and $10 (6 used including a cto block of four); condition generally fine. S.G. 320-371, £3500+

£500-600

1947 Cypher 1c. to $5 set of fifteen, each perforated “SPECIMEN”, fine mint. S.G. 335s349s, £300

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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo North Borneo - contd.

POSTAL FISCALS 1886 Issue 667

668

3c. on 4c. pink pair and singles (2, one without gum), three with raised stop after “Cents”, 5c. on 8c. green pair and singles (2), two with raised stop after “Cents”, and 10c. on 50c. violet (2), all unused with part to large part original gum, fine. S.G. F1-F3, £1280

£300-400

3c. on 4c. pink pair and single (repaired tear at top), and 5c. on 8c. green pair (pencancelled) and single, all cancelled by oval of bars. S.G. F1-F2, £720

£120-150

669 669

670

671

672

673

670

671

672

673

3c. on 4c. pink, variety surcharge inverted, fiscally used, some short perfs otherwise fine. The only known example. Barefoot 3c. Photo

£250-300

10c. on 50c. violet, variety surcharge double, apparently unused without gum, perfs virtually cut off at top otherwise fine. S.G. F3a, unpriced. Photo

£250-300

10c. on 50c. violet, variety no stop after “Cents” and stop after “Revenue”, unused with part original gum, one short perf at top and some hinge remnants, otherwise fine. S.G. F3b, £475. Photo

£120-150

10c. on 50c. violet, variety no stop after “Cents” and stop after “Revenue”, lightly cancelled, fine. S.G. F3b, £500. Photo

£150-180

10c. on 50c. violet, variety inverted “L” for first “F” in “FIFTY”, unused with small part original gum, some heavy hinge remnants cuasing two bends, otherwise fine. Rare. S.G. F3c, unpriced. Photo

£400-500

POSTAGE DUES 1895-97 Issue 674

675

ᔛ+ អ

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2c. rose-lake (4 mint; 2 used), 2c. lake (5 mint including a block of four - no gum; 2 used), 3c. (10 mint including a block of four - no gum; 4 used), 5c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 6c. (2 mint; 2 used), 8c. (2 mint; 3 used), 12c. blue (4 mint; 3 used), 12c. ultramarine (1 mint; 2 used), 18c.with overprint horizontal (11 mint including two blocks of four - one without gum, the other creased; 3 used), 18c. with overprint vertical (4 mint, one with overprint double; 2 used) and 24c. (14 mint including two blocks of four - one without gum; 3 used), all with perforations identified, condition generally good to fine. S.G. D1-D11, £4000+

£500-600

2c. black and rose-lake, 3c. olive-green and dull purple and 5c. black and vermilion, each in a block of four cancelled by Kudat c.d.s., some split perfs, fine used. S.G. D1, D3, D5; £336

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676

677 676

677

2c. black and rose-lake with margin at right, variety overprint double, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D1a, £300. Photo

£80-100

2c. black and lake vertical pair, variety the upper stamp with overprint omitted, neatly cancelled to order, some perforation re-inforcing, fine. Very rare. R.P.S. Certificate not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D2c, £2000. Photo

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

Patrick Cassels, October 2003 678

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3c., 5c., 12c., 18c. and 24c. in horizontal or vertical strips of three plus 3c. (2), 5c., 12c., 18c. and 24c. (2) singles, also 1897-99 2c., 6c. and 8c. horizontal or vertical strips of three and singles, and 1918-30 2c. and 16c., each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, mostly fine mounted mint. Cat. £1063

£250-300

679 679

ᔛ+ អ

3c. olive-green and violet block of four, variety overprint double, fine cancelled to order. A rare multiple. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D4b, £1700. Photo

£500-600

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680 680

681

682

681

682

5c. black and vermilion, variety overprint double, unused without gum; a few minor tone spots on reverse otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D5c, £800. Photo

£120-150

5c. black and vermilion, variety overprint double, fine used. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D5c, £850. Photo

£300-400

5c. black and vermilion, variety overprint double, cancelled to order, one short perf at top otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D5c, unpriced. Photo

£150-180

683

686

684 683 684 685 686

ᔛ+ អ

8c. black and dull purple, variety overprint double, fine cancelled to order. Sc. J5a; S.G. D7a, £375. Photo

£120-150

8c. black and dull purple block of four, variety overprint inverted, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D7ba, £800. Photo

£300-400

8c. black and dull purple, variety overprint inverted, fine cancelled to order. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D7ba, £200

£60-80

12c. black and blue, variety overprint double, a few shortish perfs at lower left, otherwise fine cancelled to order. Sc. J6a; S.G. D8a, £400. Photo £120-150

687

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12c. black and blue, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, a block of four unused with large part original gum, the upper pair with some hinge remnants, fine. S.G. D8b, £280 £80-100

688

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12c. black and ultramarine block of four, unused with large part original gum, two hinge remnants and two with light diagonal crease, none of which affects fine appearance. S.G. D9, £320 £80-100

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689 689 690 691

690

18c. black and deep green, variety overprint inverted, unused without gum, a few shortish perfs at left, fine. Sc. J7c; S.G. D10a, £375. Photo

£80-100

18c. black and deep green, variety overprint inverted, fine used. Sc. J7c; S.G. D10a, £400. Photo

£120-150

18c. black and deep green, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety overprint double, unused with large part original gum; slight surface abrasion at lower right corner otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D10ba, unpriced. Photo

£100-120

692 692

693

694

刂+ អ

691

694

18c. black and deep green, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety overprint double, neatly cancelled to order; perfs virtually cut off at top otherwise fine. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D10ba, £325. Photo PROVENANCE: Patrick Cassels, October 2003

£100-120

18c. black and deep green, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, a block of four with margin at left, variety overprint vertical, reading upwards, fine unused without gum. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D10c, £300

£80-100

18c. black and deep green, perf 131⁄ 2 -14, variety overprint vertical, reading downwards, fine unused with part original gum, some hinge remnants. Sc. J7a; S.G. D10ca, £600. Photo

£180-220

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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo North Borneo, Postage Dues - contd. 1897-99 Issue 695

696

2c. lake (12 mint including two blocks of four; 2 used), 2c. green (3 mint including one with overprint horizontal; 1 used showing double perfs at left), 3c. rosy mauve (4 mint; 1 used), 3c. dull mauve (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 4c. (2 mint; 1 cto), 5c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 6c. (14 mint including two blocks of four; 2 used; 1 cto), 8c. brown-purple (10 mint including two blocks of four; 1 used), 8c. brown (1 mint), 12c.(mint), 18c. corrected (2 mint; 1 cto) and 24c. corrected (2 mint), all with perforations identified, condition generally good to fine. S.G. D12-D25, £2800+

£600-800

2c. black and lake, variety overprint horizontal, fine unused without gum. Sc. J9a; S.G. D12b, £275

£60-80

1901-02 Issue 3c. (8 mint including a block of four; 6 used including one with overprint double surface damage at foot), 5c. (7 mint including a block of four; strip of four used) and 8c. (6 mint including a block of four; 1 used), condition generally good to fine. S.G. D26D30, £1800+

697

£300-400

698 698

3c. green and dull mauve horizontal pair, variety overprint double, unused with part original gum, some hinge remnants and one with tiny thin spot, none of which affects fine appearance. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D27a, £550. Photo

£120-150

1902-12 Issue 699

700

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Overprint vertical reading upwards, 2c. mint and used, 3c. mint (2, one imperforate between stamp and margin at foot) and used, 5c. mint and used, 8c. mint and used (2), and 24c. unused and used; condition generally fine. S.G. D31-D36, £2500+

£500-600

Overprint horizontal, with stop after “DUE”, 1c. mint (15 including two blocks of four; four with raised stop after “DUE”) and overprinted horizontally at centre 1c. (mint), 2c. (8 mint including a block of four; 6 used), 3c. (9 mint including a block of four; 4 used), 4c. (12 mint including two blocks of four; 5 used), 5c. (10 mint including a block of four; 5 used), 6c. (7 mint; 3 used), 8c. (5 mint including two without stop; 15 used including blocks of six - stained, and four, nine without stop), 10c. slate-blue (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used:, 12c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 16c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 18c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used) and 24c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), all with perforations identified, a few with faults though condition generally good to fine. S.G. D31-D49, £4600+

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701 701

702

703

Overprinted horizontally at centre, 3c. green and rosy mauve, variety overprint double, unused; some backing paper adhering to reverse and a few lightly toned perfs. R.P.S. Certificate No. 174,425, not present. Unlisted in Scott; S.G. D39ab, £450. Photo

704

£120-150

PROVENANCE:

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703

704

705

–– 4c. black and carmine, variety overprint double, unused with large part original gum, hinge remnants, fine. Sc. J23a; S.G. D40a, £550. Photo

£180-220

–– 4c. black and carmine horizontal pair, variety overprint double, fine cancelled to order. Sc. J23a; S.G. D40a, £340. Photo

£100-120

–– 6c. black and bistre-brown, variety overprint inverted, unused with part original gum, hinge remnants, fine. Sc. J25b; S.G. D42a, £500. Photo

£150-180

–– 6c. black and bistre-brown with variety overprint inverted, and 18c. black and green and 24c. blue and lake, both with variety overprint double, all cancelled to order, fine. S.G. D42a, D48a, D49b; £300

£80-100

706 706

707

708

707

–– 18c. black and green, variety overprint double, unused with part original gum, some hinge remnants, fine. Sc. J30a; S.G. D48a, £500. Photo

£180-220

–– 24c. blue and lake, variety overprint double, unused with part original gum, hinge remnants and small thin at top, small black mark on face at top. Sc. J31a; S.G. D49b, £350. Photo

£70-90

Overprinted horizontally at top, 2c. perf 15 (2 mint; 3 used), perf 16 (unused and used) and 4c. (9 mint including a block and strip of four; 4 used), generally fine. S.G. D50-D51, £1082

£250-300

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The “Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo North Borneo, Postage Dues - contd. 1918-30 Issue, Perf. 1312⁄ -14 709

2c. (7 mint including a block of four; 2 used), 3c. (9 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “9”; 1 used), 4c. (9 mint, two with overprint at top and seven with overprint at foot including a corner block of four with sheet number “1”; 3 used, one with overprint at top), 5c. (12 mint, nine with overprint at foot including a block of four with sheet number “1”, three with overprint at centre; 2 used with overprint at centre), 6c. (10 mint, nine with overprint at foot including a corner block of four with sheet number “11”; 2 used, one with overprint at centre), 8c. (10 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “493”; 1 used), 10c. (7 mint including a block of four; 3 used), 12c. (8 mint including a block of four; 1 used) and 16c. (9 mint including a block of four; 3 used), a few with faults though condition generally good to fine. S.G. D52-D65, £2100+

£300-400

Extremely Rare and a Major Showpiece

710

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12c. black and deep blue block of six (3x2), variety centre stamps with overprint omitted, two with hinge remnants otherwise fresh and fine mint (lower row unmounted). Extremely rare and a major showpiece. Unlisted in Scott. S.G. D64a, £26,000. Photo

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July 14, 2011 - London 1918-30 Issue, Perf. 1212⁄ 711

2c. (7 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “384”; 1 used), 3c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 4c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 5c. (7 mint including a block of four), 6c. (7 mint including a block of four; 1 used), 8c. (7 mint including a corner block of four with sheet number “38”; 1 used), 10c. (7 mint including a block of four), 12c. (13 mint including a corner block of ten) and 1930-38 16c. (7 mint including a block of four), a few with faults though mainly fine. S.G. D66D73, D84; £1300+

£250-300

1939 Issue 712

2c. to 10c. set of five in mint blocks of four, pairs and singles, fine. S.G. D85-D89, £910

£250-300

REVENUE STAMPS 713

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1889 $25 die proof in yellow on thin paper (116x143mm.), some minor creasing

£200-250

714

P ᔛ

–– $25 die proof in black on thin paper (116x143mm.), some minor creasing

£200-250

715

–– $25 deep blue mint and 1894 $25 dull blue mint corner block of four, corner pair and single , and a use single, fine. Barefoot 6-7

£150-180

1894 $25 dull blue, a lower left corner block of six (2x3), fine unmounted mint. Barefoot 7

£150-180

716

刂អ ᔛ B

JAPANESE OCCUPATION ISSUES

718 Ex 717 717

1942 (Sept.) 1c. to $1 with violet overprint, plus 4c. block of four (a fraction toned) with black overprint, the 25c. partly stuck down otherwise fine mint. S.G. J1-J13, £2990. Photo

£800-1,000

–– $5 indigo and pale blue with overprint in violet, a fraction gum toned otherwise fine. S.G. J15, £650. Photo

£150-180

1943-45 mint and used collection including 1944 (Sept.) 1c. to $1 in mint blocks of four and singles, and used singles with additional $1, and 1944-45 on Japan 2s., 4s., 5s. (slight surface abrasions), 15s., 25s. and 50s. (block of four) mint, mostly fine. Cat. £2350

£600-800

1944-45 on Japan 1s. to 1y. set of fourteen neatly cancelled on 1945 (30 Aug.) envelope, fine. S.G. J35-J48, £600

£150-180

721

Eight “FG De Luxe” albums in red with slipcases (faults)

£300-400

722

Twenty-two “FG De Luxe” albums in blue with slipcases (faults)

718

719

720



£800-1,000

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2 – 4 D EC EMB ER Like all previous editions of Monacophil, the 2011 event promises to be a truly unmissable international get-together. This year, the guest of honour will be the “ROYAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY LONDON”, which will treat us to an exhibition focusing on “British Commonwealth” philately. Items from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take pride of place, together with collections belonging to the Royal and its members. In particular, you will have the privilege of looking at pieces, which have never been exhibited before. 100 world rarities will be exhibited from the collections of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, various postal museums and members of the Club de Monte-Carlo. A letter can sometimes shed light on a whole forgotten period of history. This is true of the following document, which tells the moving story of a man caught up in the turmoil of the conquest of Africa. This cover, like many other exceptional covers, will be exhibited during MonacoPhil in the Postal Museum.

A letter sent by the governor of Darfur, Rudolf Slatin, during his period of captivity with the Mahdists (1883 – 1895).

Rudolph Anton Karl Slatin

After a brief sojourn in Cairo and Khartoum, Rudolph Anton Karl Slatin (1857-1932) returned home to complete his military service in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Shortly thereafter, he was called back by the governor-general of the Sudan, General Charles Gordon, who wanted him at his side. The Sudan was in the throws of the Mahdist rebellion (1882-1885). Slatin had scarcely been appointed governor of Darfur when the revolt began to erupt in this province. After gradually losing territory to the Mahdists and without any outside help, he was forced to surrender before being taken prisoner on Christmas Eve 1883. This marked the beginning of a long period of captivity for him. When the Mahdi died in 1885, his successor, the Khalifa Abdullahi, became his new

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gaoler. Only ten years later, in February 1895, he managed to escape from his prison and returned to Egypt after trekking over 1000 km across the desert. During his captivity in Omdurman, he was forbidden to write to his family. Nevertheless, he managed to send ONE letter written on a piece of his own shirt. (Of course nobody ever gave him any paper…) This letter was sent clandestinely with a goatherd to the town of Suakin, which was the only town in the Sudan that was not involved in the rebellion, from where Lord Kitchener, then governor of Suakin, sent it to Vienna by registered mail. In order to hide the letter as effectively as possible, the goatherd made an incision into his mule’s skin, so that he could smuggle the letter out of Omdurman. After 5 long years of silence, the man’s family finally received word of him in October 1888, though the news was hardly reassuring.

Letter written on part of his own shirt sleeve by Rudolf Slatin to his sister in Vienna, sent clandestinely from Omdurman to Suakin, where General Kitchener, having realised the importance of its contents, had it sent by registered mail. It was stamped for 40 millièmes (30 millièmes for triple franking and 10 millièmes for registered delivery) and was dispatched from the Suakin office on 3 October 1888. On the reverse, transit marks of Suez and Alexandria, both of 12 October 1888 and the Vienna arrival mark of 20 October 1888.

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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.

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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.

Catalogue descriptions 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.

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.

3.4.5 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

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. 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)

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.

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Extensions – Stamps only

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.


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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. 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. 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 £3,000 and 17% of the excess of the Hammer Price above £3,000.

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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death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or

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

COPYRIGHT 7.1

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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

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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

ii.

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

Group Chairman and CEO Olivier Stocker Your Specialists Stamps Guy Croton 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 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

AUCTION CALENDAR 2011 Stamps 28 June 29 June

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 Great Britain Stamps 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

London

11026

London London London London New York London Singapore London London London London

11027 11028 11029 11030

London

11035

Banknotes 27/28 September 8 December

World Banknotes World Banknotes

London London

11019 11020

Bonds and Shares 21 October

Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

London

11022

Coins 22/23 June 6 October 1 December

Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

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

30 June 12/13 July 14 July July (TBA) 20 September 25 September 12 October 18 October 9 November Late November 6 December

11038 11016 11031 11037 11033 11034

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 Marcy 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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SPINK LONDON

The

“Walter Bickly” Collection of Labuan and North Borneo

T h e “ Wa lt e r B i c k ly ” C o l l e c t i o n

14 July 2011 • London

14 July 2011 • London STAMPS BANKNOTES MEDALS COINS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS

69 Southampton Row

Bloomsbury www.spink.com

© Copyright 2011

London WC1B 4ET

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