Welcome to our 48th sale which is full of collections this time with good France and Colonies, Germany and Great Britain with plenty of high values.There is a good Australia King George V sideface collection of penny values with many varieties, unusual Bosnia Herzegovina and Fiume holdings, a nice Japanese Post Offices
in China collection rounded off with Italian States collections and Colonies. In Great Britain and worth a mention is the QV 2s brown mint. An extremely rare stamp and very desirable.
We have taken in a number of Charity lots, from the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and The Bone Cancer Research Trust amongst others. Please bid generously on these lots as they are all worthy causes.
At the Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX. Just off Junction 26 of the M25 View Map
Essex Stamp Auctions Ltd held a very successful September auction with overall results over £360,00. The strong demand for British Commonwealth we have seen recently continued, as many collections and stocks in the sale sold well.
Amongst the individual realisations, the Ascension 1924-33 1½d "Line Through C" variety SG 12e in an unmounted mint pair, catalogued at £190, sold for £145 (est £75)
A resurgence in the popularity of India saw this 1854 4a Head Die III, Frame I, surge from its £400 estimate and sell for over £1600. Also the scarce Feudatory State of Orcha 1942 10r turquoise hinged mint but with some toning, SG 45, sold for £442 (estimate £200).
The Swaziland 1961 50c on 5s type III, SG 75b, catalogued £850 is a very difficult stamp to find. An unmounted mint example sold for £420 (est £250). While a surprising result was a pair of Southern Rhodesia printers samples, both imperforate and stuck onto piece with Waterlow and Sons Limited specimen overprints which finally sold for £535 against an estimate of only £100.
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