Lot 5001 (Hunters #7293, 18th June 2019)

.GENERAL SECTION - BRITISH OCEANIA / AUSTRALASIA - WONDERFUL FINE USED COLLECTION A large single album containing British Oceania colonies + Australia in unusually fine used condition from the early issues to 1985 with many better items, sets and entire colony ranges seen throughout. Begins with AITUTAKI with excellent early issues such as 1903 perf 11 set SG 4/7, 1917-20 typo set SG 19/23, 1920 Pictorials set SG 24/29 & 1924-27 Pictorials wmk'd set SG 30/32 and appears highly complete thereafter; AUSTRALIA begins with the 1913 Roos set to 2s with many good Roos & Heads such as 1929 5s grey and yellow SG 111, 1931-36 10s & £1 SG 136/137, strong ranges to 'back of the book' incl the 1946 B.C.O.F Japan set SG J1/J7, the Australian Ant Territory complete; CHRISTMAS IS. complete; Cocos (Keeling) Is complete; COOK IS. from 1892 1d, 1½d & 10d values and a good array of the earliest issues with various perfs & wmks then much else incl the 1919 definitives set SG 47/59, 1920 Pictorial set SG 70/75, 1921-23 2s & 2s6d postal fiscals SG 76/77, 1924-27 Pictorial set SG 81/84, 1926-28 2s & 3s Admirals SG 90 & 92, 1931-32 2s6d & 5s postal fiscals SG 95/96, the 1932, 1933-36 & 1938 Pictorial sets SG 99/105, 106/112 and 127/129, 1944-46 Pictorials set SG 137/145 and onwards apparently complete; FIJI nice ranges with better stamps incl the 1918 Postage due set SG D6/10, 1938-55 Pictorials set SG 249/266b, 1940 Postage Due set SG D11/18 (v. scarce) and onwards apparently complete; GILBERT & ELLICE IS from 1911 5d, 6d & 1s SG 5/7, 1911 set SG 8/11, 1912-24 definitives set SG 12/24, 1922-27 10s SG 35 and onwards apparently complete through Kiribati incl the 1940 Postage Dues set SG D1/D8; NAURU begins with the 1916-23 set SG 1/12, 1923 ½d & 1d vals SG 13/14, De La Rue 5s & 10s Seahorses SG 22/23, Bradbury 2s6d pale brown Seahorse SG 25; 1924-48 Freighter white paper set SG 26B/29B and apparently complete thereafter PLUS SO MUCH MORE. The items listed here barely scratch the surface of the overall contents where the collector made tremendous efforts to purchase attractive used stamps. We also see admirably comprehensive runs of the modern issues. Inevitably in a collection so large there will be a few forged or revenue postmarks and the odd fault here & there but this is a wonderful collection of a type rarely offered, on around 500 album pages. Highly recommended (approx 4000+ stamps & miniature sheets)

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Auction: Hunters #7293, 18th June 2019

Highlights from our 7293 auction include:

  • Australia - Strong Collection With Varieties: Extensive collection with Kangaroos to £2 including varieties offered as individual items.
  • Cayman Islands: Attractive group with better items and complete sets offered as individual lots.
  • China - Interesting Early to Modern Selection : Good range from Large Dragons to better PRC sets including useful collections.
  • Cyprus - Good Range of Better Items: Attractive range of better items and complete sets offered as individual lots.
  • Danish West Indies - Fine group with many varieties offered as individual lots.
  • Falkland Islands - Valuable Collection Split Down: Early to modern issues offered as better individual items, complete sets and solid collections. Much of interest.
  • Germany - Russian Zone: Extensive offereing of individual better items and complete sets, collections and individual states.
  • Germany - WWII Occupations: Mostly Western Europen countries with a good range of better items and collections offered as individual lots.
  • Jordan - 1952-1999 Extensive Collection: Mostly Western Europen countries with a good range of better items and collections offered as individual lots.
  • Kuwait - Extensive Collection: Comprehensive run of mint and used collections, with many complete year ranges and better individual items.
  • Lebanon: Small but interesting run of early sets and collections including a virtually complete 1942 - 9 collection of issues for the Republic.
  • Syria - Exceptional Collection: Offered as many complete administrative units and individual sets including Syrian Arab Republic, Alaouites, Latakia and much more.
  • United Arab Republic:  Fabulous collection broken down to better individual sets and collections with much never hinged mint and some interesting covers.

 Plus hundreds of Commonwealth lots, Great Britain lots, European lots – All countries in the world from Aden to Zululand! There are also some great sorter lots and collections.

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