Lot 604 Falkland Islands 65-76 1933 ½d to £1 KGV Pictorials Set, mint never hinged to the 2sh6d, the 5sh is lightly hinged, the 10sh is hinged and the £1 has the faintest trace of having been previously hinged. A fresh set with bright colours and overall very fine centered. Scott CV U$4,800.
Lot 605 Falkland Islands #74a 1933 5sh Orange Yellow King Penguin, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine. A rarely encountered shade of this popular stamp, catalogued as hinged only. The shade is much more orange in person than in our scan, in fact when compared with several yellow copies we have on hand, this one stands out. Scott CV U$3,250.
Lot 387 Falkland Islands #65-75 1933 Pictorial Set to the 10 Shilling, all mint never hinged, with sheet selvedge on eight of the values, all but one are from corners. The 5sh is accompanied by a 2006 R.P.S.L. certificate, a fresh and fine to very fine part set. The catalogue value given is for hinged only, so the never hinged premium would add considerably to the value of this desirable group. Scott CV U$2,300, sold for C$2,800 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 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 #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.