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Lot 5868 (#5351)
Est. £800 - £900
COOK IS. - 1953-2000 COMPREHENSIVE MINT / NHM COLLECTION. A beautiful collection of mint & NHM stamps, NHM miniature sheets & NHM sheetlets presented in a trio of matching spring-back albums. We see a high degree of completion and Semi-Specialization that includes more interesting items such as the 1965 Self Government set as NHM corner plate blocks of 4, 1966 Churchill Commemoration set plus set as vertical pairs with 'No Stop' varieties in 'Memoriam' on one stamp in each pair, 1966 Air set with small & large planes in pairs, missing plane on £1, missing stop in Airmail on 10s etc, 1967 new currency surcharges with 'Thick & Thin' numeral types inc thin 30c on 5s (SG 216a), different settings, thick & thin surcharges in pairs etc, a wealth of complete sets with associated miniature sheets inc SPECIMEN opt'd, Hurricane Relief surcharged, commemorative overprints, Litho & Photogravure printings etc, Definitive sets to $10 with & without Fluorescent Security Markings, se-tenant strips & blocks of 4 of the period are NHM. OHMS Official overprints to $18 and much much more. A magnificent collection in Post Office fresh condition. (1650+ stamps & 340+ m/s or sheetlet)