Lot 1956 Great Britain Group of 39 Stock Pages and 33 Album Pages of Mint and Used Victoria and Kings Stamps, and a few stock cards with interest for shades, cancels and plates. Scan a shows a group with cancel interest with many foreign offices cancels such as C30 (Valparaiso), B01 (Alexandria, Egypt), C51 (St Thomas, Virgin Is.), A25 (Malta), A26 (Gibraltar). More interesting cancels scattered throughout. Large format stamps to the 10sh., Victoria Scott #109, a nice selection of Seahorses, some early mint postage dues confirm the interest of this lot. See scans for a sampling of this lot. Fine to very fine. Estimate $800, sold for C$1,350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1379 British Commonwealth Mint and Used Collection in seven albums to 1953, an old time collection on quadrille pages with strength in the George VI reign. The collection is often parallel with mint and used copies present. For some stamps, blocks or additional mint or used copies are also present. A major feature of this collection is attention to printing varieties, watermarks and watermark positions; these have been carefully annotated by the collector. We noted the exceptional fresh colours of the mint stamps all through the collection. Coverage varies from one colony to the other. We noted better coverage of British Honduras, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and South-West Africa among others. New Zealand is well represented with mostly used stamps. No Canada, Australia (the former Australian states are represented) or India. An exceptional collection that merits close inspection. Estimate $1,200, sold for C$2,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1056 Worldwide Group of 73 Selected Better Worldwide Covers, from many different countries such as China (PRC), Switzerland, Germany, France, Zanzibar, Austria, United States, New Brunswick, India, Malta, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, French Polynesia, and much more. Noted commercial covers, first day covers, Zeppelin covers, destinations, frankings, a 1935 Portuguese Red Cross inverted overprint error cover, etc. A very useful and valuable lot, with a few small faults but overall fine or better, and quite worth a close look. Estimate $500, sold for C$900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.