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Stamp auction - 6 September 2012 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 6 September 2012. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 142 - Tonga
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
 Block of four
1886-88 2d P.12½ pale violet shade block of four M, lovely fresh colour, SG. 2. Cat. £200++ £60 to 70 N/S
Collection with 1886-88 1d (2), 2d, 6d, 1891 4d on 1d, 1891 Stars 1d, 2d, 1892 6d, 1892 to 1s, 1893 Surcharge set, 1894 Surcharge set of four, 1895 set of four, 1895 KGII & 7½ (2), 1895 Surcharge on un-issued set of three incl. 1d with 'bu' joined, 1896 ½d on 7½ on 2d Types A & B, 1897 most to 5s incl. 1s no hyphen variety, 1920 to 1s, 1923-24 Surcharge set. good lot all M, few unused, odd fault, but generally fine for these, Cat. £2326 £300 to 350 £260.00
1228    M
Valuable collection 1886-88 1d (2), 6d (6) incl. block of four, 1891 4d on 1d strip of 3, 8d on 2d (2), 1891 stars 1d, 2d, 1892 1d, 4d, 8d, 1893 in red ½d (2), 2½d, 7½d, 5d (2) in black, ½d, 2½d (2), 1894 ½d on 4d (2 one surcharge variety), 1½d on 1s (2), 2½d on 8d (1), on 1s (2), one of which no stop variety, 1895 1½d, 2½d, 1895 George II 7½d (2), 1895 Surcharge ½d surcharged variety & 7½d, 1897 Wmk sideways 2½d pair (one no fraction bar), Officials 1893 ½d, 2½d, 5d, 10d, 1895 1½d on 2d, 2½d on 2d (no stop) all unused, fine lot, Cat. £1133 £140 to 180 £140.00
1229    M
1895 Geo II issue a superb study with 1d (9) unused or M, U (3), also bisect on piece used at Vavau, 2½d - seven singles & block of four M incl. 'stop after E' & other flaws, U (22) incl. one 'no stop after E' also block of four U & reconstructed block of 18 U, 5d pair six singles M incl. flaws on several, U singles & strips of four, 7½d four singles, three pairs M & unused, U (2). Lovely lot, Cat as basic stamps £1934. £350 to 400 N/S
1895 Surcharges on un-issued 2½d vermillion a superb study of half penny values (8) incl. missing eyebrow, flaw on 'A' (¼) break in top frames (3/5), break in right frame, one penny (7 plus block of four) incl. BU joined, missing eyebrow, spaced HA the block of four with 'E' joined to circle & flaw at left on No. 15, 7½d (7) incl. seven for 1 in ½d (2) flaw at left on No. 15 etc. all M except one 1d & one 7½d U with many flaws incl. the seven for 1's, Cat. as basic stamps £1717. £275 to 350 £275.00
1231    M
1895 Surcharges specialised collection on leaves incl. 1d on 2d pair & five singles, 1½d on 2d (5), 2½d on 2d (8), 7½d on 2d (3), all unused or M also U with 1d (1), 1½d (1), 2½d (7), 7½d (3) incl. deformed 'E' used condition a little varied but an attractive group, Cat. £1831 £250 to 325 £180.00
1897 1s variety 'no hyphen before Taha' fresh M, minor perf tones, SG.50a. (1) £35 to 45 N/S
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