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Stamp auction - 29 June 2016 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 29 June 2016. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 153 - Ceylon
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-KEVII unused postal stationery - all optd SPECIMEN, mainly QV. (26) £50 to 60 £52.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1844-49 pair of EL's to Aberdeen or London, circular Kandy Steamer Letter or Colombo Steamer Letter, also 1864-69 cover with 6d on 9d Chalon Heads, Colombo c.d.s and Colombo PAID in red c.d.s. to England, both covers with reverse damage only. (4) £70 to 90 £92.00
1857-1990 M & U collection in a Crown album, general run through, many 100's. £100 to 150 £125.00
1859 2s dull blue, fine unused example, margins untouched on two sides, other sides have wide margins, portion of adjoining stamp visible at top, SG.12. Pascal Schiller Cert. 2011, Cat. £6,500 - as Mint. (1) £700 to 900 N/S
1867-70 1d deep blue horizontal pair, variety - Imperforate with good regular margins M - large part o.g, one example with tiny thin o/w fine & rare variety. See footnote after SG.72. £250 to 300 £320.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1875 Feb 4th double rate wrapper from Colombo to Edinburgh 'via Brindisi' with single franking 96c, tied Colombo duplex & additionally tied by George Stewart & Co. forwarding agents cachet in blue, fine Edinburgh Carlisle Sorting Tender Mr 1st d/stamp on reverse. 1) £80 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1884 Aug 26th printed matter internal rate cover Oriental Bank Corporation locally addressed with scarce single usage of 1883 2c pale brown, tied by lightly struck firm's cachet in red & Colombo duplex. £90 to 120 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1888 Sept 11th 15c on 12c reg envelope, size H to Hungary with added DLR Surcharge 56c on 96c drab for double 1oz rate, fine 'A' numeral cancellations showing three impressions of Colombo Library cachet in violet, transit & arrival b/stamps, vertical fold but a rare rate & destination. £220 to 260 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1898 Aug 30th 5c stationery envelope from Jaffna to Russia (Reval/Estonia) uprated by 5c dull purple (4) incl. an irregular strip of three, cancelled by 'D' barred ovals with framed 'R' and Jaffna c.d.s. below transit & arrival b/stamps. £180 to 220 N/S
1912-25 MCCA 100r grey black, fine M, optd SPECIMEN, SG.321s, Cat. £425. £120 to 150 £145.00
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1949 Independence issue in UM complete sheets or large multiples - at least 139 sets incl. 4c 'short rope' variety, SG.406/9, Cat. £273 £40 to 50 £40.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
OFFICIALS 1899-2000 2c orange brown, two vertical strips of three, one showing broken 'O' tied by Colombo c.d.s's to 1904 (June 3rd) O.H.M.S envelope to Col. A. G. Watson, C.O of 28th Regimental Div. at Bristol, England, with June 28th arrival b/stamp, some creasing & slightly trimmed at right but very scarce, SG.O18. £200 to 230 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
OFFICIALS 1900 July 11 cover to Thrin & 1901 Sep 12 cover to Washington D.C, two O.H.M.S envelopes sent from Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya with Official cachet, franked 1895 15c sage green & 1899-1900 15c blue respectively, slight faults, SG.O14, O20. (2) £180 to 230 N/S
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