Lot 1371 British Commonwealth Mostly Used Collection of King George VI Era in Three Lighthouse Binders with Matching Slipcases, 1937 to 1952, a very close to complete collection on Stanley Gibbons pages made for KGVI issues of the British Commonwealth (Aden to Zanzibar). Missing stamps are not always necessarily high values (some are) and we note that by far the area missing the most stamps are the Indian States. We noted some mint issues, often dues. Owner counted 4,173 different stamps in all, and we note a high degree of quality here, with many having clean c.d.s. cancels, and a huge catalogue value. Inspect to better appreciate. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$3,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1386 China (People’s Republic) Mint and Used Collection in a Stanley Gibbons Devon Album, a lovely and clean collection which starts with People’s Republic of China (mostly used to 1966, then there is a gap, then mint hinged from 1973 to 1978, with many sets and part sets, catalogued at $1,873), followed by the second half of the album, which holds a fairly extensive section of China, Republic of China and Provinces, both mint and used (often both) with hundreds of stamps (these not catalogued). Overall very fine and worthy of a close look. Estimate $750, sold for C$900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1403 France Mint and Used Collection in Two Albums, 1849 to 1987, starts with a good representation of early classics, with shades, postmarks, better values (5fr is damaged, 1fr appears to be a Fournier forgery), with very few missing regular issue stamps until the end. Saw a good representation of Semi-Postals, different Dies of the 1939-31 high value buildings, a few millésime pairs, a toned Pexip souvenir sheet, Airmails, Postage Dues, Precancels and more. A very nice collection put together with care and overall fine or better. The owner counted his catalogue value at $25,000 but due to some mis-catalogued items we estimate a more realistic number to be around $15,000. Rsv. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1456 Great Britain Mint and Used Collection, 1840 to 2014 in seven Stanley Gibbons padded albums with their matching slipcases. The collection is mostly used up to about 1935, followed by a short period where there is a mint and a used, and from the 1940s and on the collection is mint never hinged only (except for Machin heads which are mixed, and a few items here and there). There is a high level of completeness from 1840 to 1990 (missing only a few stamps such as the three QV £, etc) and from 1990 to the end there are various levels of completeness. Strongest in the early period (we catalogued from 1840 to 1913 in Stanley Gibbons at £19,065, not counting better plates or shades, etc), plus the large amount of mint values and the extensive showing of Machin heads. The quality is quite nice throughout, with the early issues having mostly nice c.d.s. cancels (including the high values, which we left in the collection), the early imperforates mostly have four margins, and the rest is overall very fine. Well worth a close look, as this is worthy of continuation. See our scans online to get an appreciation of the early material. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$2,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.