Lot 5917 (Hunters #7290, 26th March 2019)

CEYLON - 1857 TO 1935 WONDERFUL OLDE TYME STAMP HOARDERS COLLECTION of both mint and used stamps untidily arranged on ancient home-made album pages, begins with the 1857-59 imperfs range to 5d, 1s & 2s (also cut to shape 4d & 2s apparently unused, 9d & 1s9d used), the perforated Chalons to 1s 1s violets (4) & 2s remain unchecked for watermarks; De La Rue typo. issues begin with the 1857-64 ½d imperf used & perf mint SG 17/18, 1866-68 1d & 3d mint + used vals, 1872-80 set to 96c used + mint vals to 8c, 1883-98 used range to 16c SG 151, strong surcharges to 1r20c on 2r50c vals through to the 1899-00 used set to 1r50 & mint set complete; KEVII ranges to 2r25c; KGV mint ranges to 1r, used to 20r SG 319, also fiscally used to 20r SG 367. A fascinating old collection with plenty of better stamps, great fun and a vast catalogue value (340+ stamps)

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Auction: Hunters #7290, 26th March 2019

Highlights from our 7290 auction include:

  • Australian States - Exceptional South Australia & Postage Dues:  Exceptional collection of States featuring South Australia with difficult and elusive Officials and Departmentals, also a rather handsome old time collection of Australia with a fine range of mint and used Kangeroos with values to £2 and a rather impressive section of punctured "OS" Officials and Postage Dues with many complete high value sets .
  • Fiji: Exceptional range of better values offered as individual lots from early imperfs and varieties to High Value Ed VII issues and Charity sets.
  • Malaya - Federated States: Exceptional range of better values offered as individual lots from early imperfs and varieties to High Value Ed VII issues and Charity sets.
  • Spain: Extensive collection from Classics through to 1950s offered as individual better stamps with many scarce and valuable sets, varieties, Specimens, and specialised collections.
  • Bermuda - King George VI: Valuable but compact collection of the 1938 - 53 issue with many valuable and scarce stamps including 12s 6d "broken scroll" error.
  • Sierra Leone: Seldom offered collection of stamps and postal history broken down to individual better items and specialist collections from high value Specimens to Garrison Mail postmarks, scarce Revenue overprint covers and much more. 
  • Spain: Exceptional collection with much interest in Specimen underprints and Civil War issues for the Balearic Islands with many individual sets and better values, Collections, proofs and varieties.

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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