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The Stamps and Postal History of Gibraltar

Gibraltar Stamps – In the early years of the 19th century the Post Office was a branch of the GPO in London and continued to use hand struck markings even after postage stamps were issued in Britain in 1840. In 1857 British stamps were placed on sale in Gibraltar and the numeral 'A26' was allocated for the cancellation of those adhesives as well as the letter 'G' in an oval of bars. Such stamps are eagerly sought by collectors.

The first were issued on 1 January, as there was insufficient time to introduce a new issue before that date, stamps of Bermuda were overprinted “GIBRALTAR”. These overprinted stamps were in different colours to those issued in Bermuda and were replaced by Gibraltar's own adhesives in December 1886.

There are many rare and valuable stamps in Gibraltar philately, perhaps the most popular are the unusually tall high value definitive of the KEVII and KGV reigns, the key stamps being the 1925 £5 violet and black. The Broken “R” varieties of the 1938-51 Pictorial 1s, 2s, 5s & 10s values are valuable and highly sought-after by Gibraltar and KGVI collectors, the 1967 2d HMS “Carmania” with missing grey-blue (hull) is also a significant rarity amongst collectors of Gibraltar and of Ship on stamps. With its rich, historic ties to Great Britain and to the politics of Europe this is one of the Commonwealths most popular stamp and postal history collecting areas.

Gibraltar Stamps

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  • Lot 348 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £80 - £120

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    GIBRALTAR - 1880s - 1950s mint and used collection in a small album, values to £1 and many better stamps. Must have high cat value, chiefly very fine (100s)
  • Lot 349 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £130 - £160

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    GIBRALTAR - 1886-1998 COLLECTION ranges incl. 1886-87 ½d & 1d mint, 1889-96 most vals to 2p mint incl 20c bicolour & 75c mint and 1p bistre unused, 1898 vals to 2d & 4d mint, 1904-08 vals to 1s min...
  • Lot 350 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £100 - £120

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    GIBRALTAR - 1898 at least three complete mint sets, and some shades. S.T.C. £760+ (30+ stamps)
  • Lot 351 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £120 - £150

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    GIBRALTAR - 1937-1951 KGVI COMPLETE MINT A complete basic run, PLUS almost all of the definitive SG listed perfs, shades and watermark variants - including all the 3d, 6d, 2s, 5s, and 10s. Some (in...
  • Lot 352 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £100 - £120

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    GIBRALTAR - 1937-51 MINT ACCUMULATION incl. Coronation set (x4), 1938-52 Pictorial definitives ½d (x2), 1d (x19 inc coil join pair), 1½d carmine (x3), 1½d slate-violet (x5), 2d grey (x4), 2d carmin...
  • Lot 353 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £60 - £70

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    GIBRALTAR - 1938-50 KGVI ISSUE USED all values to £1, plus many additional perf variants to a perf 14 5s  & 1950 opt'd new Constitution set. S.T.C. £400+. (30+ stamps)
  • Lot 354 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £40 - £60

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    GIBRALTAR - 1954-70 NEVER HINGED MINT COLLECTION A complete run from 1954 Royal Visit to 1970 Christmas set, several listed varieties e.g. 1964 6d 'New Constitution' with No Stop after '1964' with...
  • Lot 355 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £40 - £50

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    GIBRALTAR - 1999-2003 AIRCRAFT ISSUES NEVER HINGED MINT with sets, miniature sheets and complete sheetlets for the 1999-2001 'Wings of Prey' series and 2003 'Centenary of Powered Flight'. S.T.C. £2...
  • Lot 356 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £50 - £60

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    GIBRALTAR - 2012 IMPERF PROOF QEII Diamond Jubilee sheetlet of 6 stamps & 2 labels, SG 1444/1449, IMPERFORATE PROOF on unwatermarked gummed paper.
  • Lot 357 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £35 - £40

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    GIBRALTAR - GB USED IN 1857 piece bearing 2d blue, SG Z8, tied 'G' in bars, cds alongside, pretty !

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