Lot Number: 7568
Closing: 10 February 2015
- Guide price (GBP): 4500 - 5500
- Currency guide (USD): 6840 - 8360
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NIGERIA - 1953 TO 1992 THE "BOB ALLEN" COLLECTION. A spectacular collection of mint (chiefly never hinged) and fine used stamps arranged and carefully annotated in 7 large SG "Philatelic" albums in slip-cases. A amazing breadth of material, every issue divided into mint / NH and used sections, the mint usually with many blocks (often with imprints, plate / sheet numbers etc) also a good showings of imperf varieties, later with dramatic misperfs - the used often with spectacular blocks and other multiples. Dies, plate flaws, varieties and other specialised areas well- researched and identified. The sheer range of this collection almost defies description, but briefly (amongst much else) we see VOLUME I beginning with the 1953 Coronation issue with a complete sheet etc, and the 1953-58 Pictorials spectacular collection with many blocks to £1 incl corner sheet numbers / plate numbers, many plate flaws incl the 2d re-entries & "Extra Figure" varieties, 3d imperf pair (slight bend, SG 73b) and much not listed very but interesting; VOL II from 1956 Royal Visit (plate / imprint blocks, plate scratches, sheet numbers etc) to 1963 Scouts incl the 1961 definitives never hinged to £1 (12, incl corner cylinder block 4, etc) with ½d, 1d, 2d & 3d unlisted imperf pairs, 1962 3d Second Anniv of Independence with MISSING GREEN fine used SG 120a, etc; VOL III from 1963 Red Cross (plate blocks, etc) to the 1965-66 Pictorials with many never hinged corner blocks 4 with dates, cylinders, sheet numbers & traffic lights, also constant varieties, a number of imperf singles & pairs etc, used with some lovely multiples, finally a range of "F.G.N." opts on values to £1 (2, incl dated corner example); VOL IV from 1966 Prime Ministers Meeting to 1972 Arts with such things as the 1969 Philatelic Services 4d imperf strip 4 with MISSING BLACK (building and inscription), 1s6d imperf pairs (3, incl colour trial in violet), many more commemorative sets in imperf blocks 4, etc; VOL V from 1973 Games to 1978 Antiquities incl the 1973-78 & 1975-82 Pictorials specialised ranges incl "School Specimen" overprints amongst much else; VOL VI 1978 Powered Flight to 1989 Girl Guides incl 1986 Reptiles imperf pairs, 1986 Insect miniature sheets with dramatic misplaced perf errors & many other imperforate or misperfed items / sets; VOL VII from 1989 Costumes (imperf pairs, imperf between pairs, etc) to 1992 Dances with many imperf & misperforated sets, then POSTAGE DUES spectacular collection with so many blocks, plate numbers, sheetlets etc; finally BOOKLETS from 1957 to 1963. An amazing lot! Much left to find here, this description barely 'scrapes the surface' of this lifetimes work. Highly recommended (10,000++ stamps)