Lot 7323 (Sandafayre #5325, 28th September 2021)

SOUTH AFRICA -COLS & REPS - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1853-1864 TRIANGULAR FORGERIES COLLECTION (including some genuine stamps for comparison) in two albums. A spectacular collection with Perkins Bacon types including genuine 1d used range of shades (11), 4d shades (4, one mint), 6d (2) and 1s (2) then an extensive array of forgeries from convincing engraved types (including several by Oneglia - attributed to Panelli) through to cruder litho types (including several by Spiro and Fournier), arranged in sections (Type 1 to Type 27). Then 1861 Wood-block forgeries, again arranged in sections (Type A to Type L). An amazing collection! (550+ stamps)

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Auction: Sandafayre #5325, 28th September 2021

Highlights from our 5325 auction include:

  • Ceylon Stamps: In this sale we have a super range of collections including early Chalon studies and a KGVI definitives specialist collection among many more. We also feature some attractive single items including 1864 ½d dull mauve perf 12½ "SPECIMEN" overprint and a lovely fresh mint 1857-9 1s 9d green.
  • Cape of Good Hope Triangular Stamps: A particularly good range of these iconic stamps including a lovely 1853 4d blue on slightly blued paper, mint, and a spectacular 1863-64 6d bright mauve De La Rue, never hinged mint! These are just a sample of the items on offer, with many more mint and used stamps and collections including a superb forgeries reference collection.
  • French Colonies Stamps: A particularly rich selection of mint and used collections of colonies from Algeria to Tunisia, with impressive Indian Settlements, P.O.s in China and superb Somali Coast to name but a few; also plenty of choice in terms of mint and used singles and sets with postage dues, millesimes and die proofs in the mix.
  • GB Queen Victoria Stamps: Such a great offering, it's hard to know where to start. Perhaps the 1841 2d blue 'SJ Plate' 4 margin mint, the lovely 1862-64 9d bistre small corner letters or the superb (and a little quirky) 1d red-brown 'ED' plate 41 on very blued paper with strong 'Ivory Head' on reverse - never hinged mint, with portions of the 2 adjoining stamps showing! If not, there's the surface printed range to £1!
  • Canada and Newfoundland Stamps: Plenty of mint, used and mixed collections with ranges from early imperfs to modern NHM. Additionally, we have some great sets and singles including Newfoundland 1897 1c on 3c grey BLOCK OF FOUR with 'Missing serif in "N" and ALL THREE SURCHARGE TYPES mint and much 'back-of-book' material including Officials, Postage Dues, Express Delivery etc.
  • Nyasaland Stamps: Very much a favourite country with our team and we are pleased to offer some excellent late 19th - early 20th century B.C.A. high values, including 1897-1900 £10 black and yellow wmk Crown CC very fine used, a 1903-04 £10 grey and blue "SPECIMEN" overprint and a 1891 £10 brown with neat fiscal cancel, completing the £10 trio.
  • West Germany Stamps: This sale features many items for the specialist including several specialised collections of varieties from 1949 first issues to 21st century. We also have an interesting range of 1949 plate flaws and, more ordinary, but very attractive 1950's sets in nhm blocks of 4.

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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