March 2019 Stamp Auction
15th March 2019
The Great Britain section of the sale featured numerous 1840 1d blacks or 2d blues in singles or multiples, including a 1d plate 4 strip of 3 which sold for £490.
In the King George V lots a collection of Seahorse stamps realised £3,720.
A tidy 1929 PUC low value FDC sold for £264.
The Russian city of Batum was occupied by British forces for just a few months from 1918 but during that time, due to stamp shortages & also local inflation, various overprinted stamps were released, some of them in very small numbers & with varieties. An outstanding coln of these issues was included in the auction with a pre-sale estimate of £3,000 which went on to sell for £4,800.
A Cyprus 1928 £5 realised £2,220 and a rarely seen Pitcairn Island 1940 stapled booklet achieved £720.
The siege of Mafeking in 1899 and the ‘Relief’ in May 1900 made a hero of Baden-Powell and provided some welcome good news to a troubled country. Since then, the stamps that were produced during the siege have always been popular with collectors. A comprehensive collection in the auction, with a pre-sale estimate of £1,700, achieved £2,760.
The British had held influence on the important island of Zanzibar for much of the 19th century, but it was an agreement to exchange Heligoland with the German Empire that formalised the arrangement in 1890. A collection of stamps from the British Protectorate period sold for £2,400 in the auction.
A China collection including early Dragons, Dowager, Revenues and issues up to the People’s Republic achieved £1,260, well over twice the estimate.
An Italian 1930 Balbo Transatlantic Flight 7l.70 sold for £240, also a lot with 5 of the 1933 Balbo Flight triptychs with various pilots names sold for £216.
Our next stamp auction will be held on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. Look out for the full catalogue for this sale, which will appear on our website in the next few weeks. Also keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages which will include updates of our latest auction news.
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