Lot 1874, British Commonwealth lot of retired dealer material, sold for C$1,872

Lot 1874, British Commonwealth lot of retired dealer material, sold for C$1,872Lot 1874 British Commonwealth Valuable Lot of Retired Dealer Material, with several hundreds of mint and used singles and sets, some in priced 102 cards, some unpriced, some in stock sheets, and we note a good variety of material here, from the classics to about the 1960s, with many items cataloguing in the $20 to $100s or more range. Countries noted include New Zealand, Ceylon, Fiji, India and States, British Antarctic Territory, Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, and more. Also included is a good selection of early GB, with six Penny Blacks, lots of Penny Reds, many QV issues with plate interest, over 100 Seahorses (to the 10sh), high denomination stamps, etc. We have not checked the dealer’s identifications or prices, but do note that the quality is overall nice, with faults on some of the earliest stamps. See our many scans for a sample, better yet inspect in person to better appreciate the high value and variety involved in this lot. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 312, Falkland Islands 1933 King George V set perforated SPECIMEN, sold for $4600

Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMENLot 312 Falkland Islands #65S-76S 1933 ½d to £1 Set Perforated SPECIMEN, the full iconic King George V set for the Centenary of British Administration. All are fresh mint and never hinged, with no trace of blemishes nor toning on the gum. Overall very fine centering (a few are fine-very fine). Archive records indicate 473 sets were perforated SPECIMEN, very few of which are in private hands, making these much scarcer than the regular set. Scott Classic catalogue value is for a set of hinged SPECIMEN overprints only. S.G. catalogue value of £4,250 is for a hinged perforated set. Scott CV U$4,500, sold for C$4000 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMEN

Lot 312, Falkland Islands 1933 King George V set perforated SPECIMEN

Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMENLot 312 Falkland Islands #65S-76S 1933 ½d to £1 Set Perforated SPECIMEN, the full iconic King George V set for the Centenary of British Administration. All are fresh mint and never hinged, with no trace of blemishes nor toning on the gum. Overall very fine centering (a few are fine-very fine). Archive records indicate 473 sets were perforated SPECIMEN, very few of which are in private hands, making these much scarcer than the regular set. Scott Classic catalogue value is for a set of hinged SPECIMEN overprints only. S.G. catalogue value of £4,250 is for a hinged perforated set. Scott CV U$4,500.
Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMEN

Lot 1242, Falkland Islands mint collection, sold for $1208

Lot 1242 Falkland Islands Collection of Mint, from 1892 to 2015. Early issues are mixed hinged and never hinged, becomes all never hinged (and mostly complete) after about 1980s and until the end (most were purchased through a New Issue service and are still in their plastic pouches). We catalogued only those that are identified in glassines, therefore up to #510 (1989) at $1,552. For all issues after that we calculated a total face value at roughly £390. (catalogue value would be much higher). Also includes Dependencies stamps (mostly complete, mix of hinged and NH, with duplication of sets) with a total catalogue of $864. A fresh lot, almost complete in period including many souvenir sheets, complete sets, also about 30 “airmail postcard or airmail letter” rates not counted. Estimate $400, sold for C$1,050 plus buyer’s premium.

Lot 647, Falkland Islands 1933 Centenary set, mint F-VF, hinged

lot-647Lot 647 Falkland Islands #65-76 1933 ½d to £1 Centenary Set, mint hinged and fine to very fine. The key top three values are especially attractive, with fresh colour and lightly hinged. A popular issue and a key commemorative set of the British Empire. SG 127-138 (£4,250). Scott CV U$4,791. [High Value shown.]