Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World; Hawkins II - European Colonies
May 12-13, 2020

Our May 12, 2020 sale was prepared in anticipation of London 2020 World Stamp Exhibition. While the show has been rescheduled, this auction will take place as scheduled. There is an important collection of Great Britain and British Commonwealth, with many individual Colonies offered intact. In addition, there are hundreds of better individual lots of Inverted Centers of the World, French Colonies Postal History selection from the Lorenz correspondence to Trieste, excellent range of European countries, with Italy and Colonies, especially Fezzan, Poland, Russia, as well as rarities from Japan, Korea and more. There are many attractive and substantial Large Lots and Collections, often fully scanned.

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Lot #1160
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ASCENSION
1922-48 collection complete on pages and dealer/auction lot cards, with Overprints, including 2p with line through "P" of "Postage" variety, Seal of the Colony, with varieties including 1/2p-2p with "Cleft rock", single errors in horizontal pairs with regular (with 1/2p, 1 1/2p and 2p pairs, all with gum toning), 1p with both shades, 1 1/2p with "Broken scroll" and line through "C" (in pair with regular stamp), 1934 George V, George VI complete perf. 13 1/2, plus perf. 13 to 10sh and some additional perf. 14, plus modern souvenir sheets, mostly l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.
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Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #1161
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ASCENSION
1924-33 Seal of the Colony, 1/2p-4sh, "Torn flag" variety, six different, also additional 1 1/2p and 3p (two additional, including error in regular block of four and horizontal pair, the latter with some gum toning), 4p (SG £500) n.h., balance l.h., 2p with light stain, otherwise fine-v.f. (SG 10b-15b; £2,000 for hinged)
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Catalog #10/15var
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #1162
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ASCENSION
1924-33 Seal of the Colony, 1/2p-1sh, "Broken Mainmast" variety, nine different (without 6p), 2p n.h., balance l.h. or h.r., also additional 1/2p variety in regular plate number block of four (stamps n.h., some perf. separations), fine-v.f., seldom seen as a group (SG 10a/18a; £2,585 for hinged)
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Catalog #10/19var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1163
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ASCENSION
1924-33 Seal of the Colony, 1/2p-2sh, "Cleft rock" variety, 11 different, 3p and 8p in sheet margin horizontal pairs with regular stamps, l.h. or h.r., 3p with toned gum, fine-v.f. and seldom seen as a single lot (SG 10-19c)
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Catalog #10/20var
Catalog Value £3,640
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #1164
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ASCENSION
1924-33 3sh black and gray, "Cleft rock" variety, lower left sheet corner margin single, n.h., fresh and v.f. (SG 20c; catalogued as hinged)
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Catalog #21var
Catalog Value £850
Price Realized
$575.00

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