Welcome to our 49th sale with many valuable and desirable collections from Great Britain and the Empire, including one man's Commonwealth collection in 2 very well filled Imperials. Other standout sections include French Colonies with over 40 collections and Germany with almost 70 lots and many collections.
In GB is a great collection including QV £5 orange and £1 lilac-brown's. Also plenty of Penny Blacks ranging from collections to high grade individual stamps. We also have a good GB postal history section with interesting collections and a very nice collection of Telegraph forms.
The strong British Commonwealth contains very good high values especially from Malaya & States and British East Africa with values up to 500r overprinted specimen. There are also good selections from Gibraltar, Hong Kong plus some unusual lots such as proofs from Southern Rhodesia, stamps from Mafia Island and fresh Queen Victoria from Canada and North America.
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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