‘VIC’ VISSER BECHUANALAND
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1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Left marginal example showing the variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE, the first being characteristically light and partially overlapped by a second heavier overprint above. Very fine mint. Very rare. Ex Dale Lichtenstein (1991). SG 55a
£1,500
Bechuanaland Protectorate
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 24th August, 2018
VV233 1888 GB QV ˝d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Further handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC2). Very fine mint. SG 40s £70
VV265 1888 GB QV ˝d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Further handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC2). Very fine mint. SG 40s £70
VV269 1888 GB QV ˝d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Very fine used with part MOLEPOLOLE datestamp. SG 40 £35
VV270 1888 GB QV ˝d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Fair used with ‘555’ BONC canceller of Vryburg. SG 40 £15
VV271 1888 GB QV ˝d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used with LOBATSI (MY 18 / 12) single circle datestamps. SG 40 £150
VV272 1888 GB QV ˝d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Showing the variety ‘Protectorate’ DOUBLE. Vertical crease at right, otherwise very fine mint. SG 40a £150
VV243 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black, surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Further handstamped Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 41 Specimen £275
VV249 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black, surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Horizontal pair, showing overprint shifted to the left. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 41 £35
VV250 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 7/2, position 74, with characteristic broken first ‘t’). Very fine mint. SG 41a £325
VV275 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 7/2, position 74, with characteristic broken first ‘t’). Very fine mint. SG 41a £325
VV251 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 10/2, position 110). Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 41a £325
VV252 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing a smaller figure ‘1’ though not the SG listed variety. Some perforations at top gum soaked, otherwise fine mint. SG 41 var £65
VV273 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. The ‘1’ appears raised and shows no serifs at the base giving the impression of a small figure ‘1’. Possibly row 6/6, position 66. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 41 var £75
VV254 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Showing variety BROKEN FIRST ‘o’ in ‘Protectorate’ (row 5/12, position 60). Very fine fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 41 var
 
Note: this variety occurred on position 60 of the setting, with the ‘o’ largely or completely failing to print on some of the higher values.
£110
VV274 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Horizontal strip of three very fine used with light SHOSHONG single circle datestamps. SG 41 £35
VV244 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black, surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Further handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 42 Specimen £275
VV255 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Very fine mint. SG 42 £25
VV256 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’ (shifted to the left). Very fine fresh mint. SG 42 £35
VV276 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Horizontal pair, very fine fresh mint. SG 42 £70
VV278 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Very fine used with ‘674’ BONC of MOLEPOLOLE. SG 42 £15
VV289 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 3d’. Fine used with rather messy BONC cancellation. A very scarce stamp in used condition. SG 43 £150
VV290 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged 'Protectorate / 4d’. Very fine and fresh mint with light hinge remnants. A very scarce stamp in such fine condition. SG 44 £350
VV248 1888 GB QV Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’, further handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 46s £110
VV259 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 46 £85
VV279 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Fine used with MACLOUTSIE (SP 20 / 91) single circle datestamp. SG 46 £35
VV260 1888 Unappropriated dies 2/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Clean diagonal crease, otherwise very fine fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 47 £275
VV283 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Some colour loss, otherwise fine used with light SHOSHONG single circle datestamp. A very rare stamp in used condition. SG 47 £425
VV291 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. A scarce stamp this fine. SG 51 £125
VV292 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. Scarce. SG 51 £110
VV293 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Fine used with ‘676’ BONC of Palachwe Khamas Town. SG 51 £35
VV294 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. One short perf, otherwise very fine used with SHOSHONG (JU 24 / 89) single circle datestamp. SG 51 £25
VV284 1889 Cape of Good Hope ˝d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. Upper marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Hinged in margin only, the stamp is superb fresh unmounted mint. Attractive. SG 52 £35
VV285 1889 Cape of Good Hope ˝d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. Upper marginal example showing current number ‘43’. Hinged in margin only and a few short perforations at base otherwise the stamp is superb fresh unmounted mint. Attractive. SG 52 £20
VV286 1889 Cape of Good Hope ˝d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. Very fine used with MAFEKING single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 52 £55
VV287 1889 Cape of Good Hope ˝d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. With variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (spaced). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 52a £375
VV323 1889 ˝d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Three examples, showing the three different surcharge separations (4˝mm, 5mm and 6mm). Fine to very fine mint. SG 53 £90
VV324 1889 ˝d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Showing the 6mm separation between lines of surcharge. Very fine mint. SG 53 £30
VV305 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 54 £175
VV306 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine mint. SG 54a £55
VV307 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine used with part Molepolole single circle datestamp. SG 54a £65
VV308 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV309 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV310 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV311 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV312 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (almost coincident). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV313 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine used with large part KANYE (FE 1 / 90) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 54b £150
VV314 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE AND INVERTED. Very fine mint. Rare. SG 54c £600
VV315 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Showing overprint shifted to the right. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 55 £170
VV317 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Fine used with part of a Vryburg single circle datestamp. BPA certificate (1999) states (overly harshly) “a little soiled at top, is genuine”. Rare used. SG 55 £375
VV318 1890 ˝d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Left marginal example showing the variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE, the first being characteristically light and partially overlapped by a second heavier overprint above. Very fine mint. Very rare. Ex Dale Lichtenstein (1991). SG 55a £1,500
VV327 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ by all three printers showing the various overprint settings. Very fine mint. SG 56-58 £45
VV328 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13/16mm). Very fine fresh mint. SG 56 £2
VV334 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13/16mm). Upper marginal example showing plate number ‘2’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 56 £20
VV331 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13/16mm). Very fine used with part PALAPYE (STATION) single circle datestamp. SG 56 £15
VV329 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13˝/15mm). Very fine fresh mint. SG 57 £30
VV335 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13˝/15mm). Lower marginal example showing plate number ‘2’. Light hinge remnant and odd gum wrinkle, otherwise fine mint. SG 57 £45
VV333 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13˝/15mm). Hint of a horizontal crease at top, otherwise fine used with part MOCHUDI single circle datestamp. A rare and underrated stamp in used condition. SG 57 £75
VV330 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (10˝/15mm). Very fine fresh mint. SG 58 £15
VV332 1897 Cape ˝d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (10˝/15mm). Very fine used with large part Palachwe Khamas Town (JY 7 / 97) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 58 £55
VV336 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ˝d to 6d with both ˝d’s each overprinted or handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel types D12 or GB15). All very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 59s-65s £175
VV337 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ˝d to 6d with both ˝d’s, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB15, not recorded on the ˝d vermilion). The 4d with surface scuff and a few with adhesions from affixing, otherwise very fine and remarkably fresh mint. Clear PFSA certificate (1980) for the ˝d blue-green. A rare set. SG 59-65 Specimen var £450
VV338 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ˝d to 6d, with both ˝d’s. Hinge remnants otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 59-65 £45
VV339 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ˝d to 6d, with both ˝d’s in BLOCKS OF FOUR, the 2d right marginal. Very fine or superb fresh mint (both ˝d's, 1d, 2d and 6d blocks are hinged on the upper pairs only, the lower pairs are unmounted). A very scarce set in blocks. SG 59-65 £350
VV340 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. ˝d vermilion showing overprint flaw on ‘BE’ of ‘BECHUANALAND’. Probably due to an intrusion which subsequently disappeared. Fine mint. SG 59 £45
VV348 1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ˝d blue-green. BLOCK OF FOUR fine used with MOCHUDI (DE 8 / 05) single circle datestamps. SG 60 £25
VV351 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 1d lilac. BLOCK OF FOUR very fine used with neat MOLEPOLOLE (10 JA, no year) single circle datestamp. SG 61 £35
VV352 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 1d lilac. BLOCK OF EIGHT (4x2) each bearing an unclear BONC cancellation. SG 61 £15
VV353 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 2d grey-green and carmine. BLOCK OF FOUR fine used with MOLEPOLOLE single circle datestamps. SG 62 £35
VV354 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 2d grey-green and carmine. BLOCK OF FOUR fine used with GABERONES STATION (JU 4, no year) single circle datestamps, partially overstruck with a light ’674’ BONC of Molepolole, presumably struck at origin or in transit. SG 62 £35
VV359 1903 De La Rue DIE PROOF of the overprint used for the 1904-13 KEVII issue. Printed in black on glazed card (92x60mm). Dated ‘27 JUL 03’ in blue and handstamped ‘BEFORE HARDENING’ in black. Very scarce. £850
VV362 1904-13 KEVII issue complete set of six, including both ˝d and 1/-. Very fine and fresh, lightly mounted mint. SG 66-71 £65
VV363 1904-13 KEVII issue complete set of six, including both ˝d and 1/-. Fine used. SG 66-71 £150
VV367 1908 KEVII issue ˝d yellowish green. Upper left corner BLOCK OF FOUR from the lower pane showing interpanneau ‘pillars’ in upper margin. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 67 £25
VV368 1908 KEVII issue ˝d yellowish green. Lower marginal BLOCK OF SIX (3x2). Some marginal creasing, the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 67 £25
VV371 1905 KEVII issue 1d scarlet overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ in an arc (Samuel type GB17). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 68s £45
VV373 1904 KEVII issue 2˝d ultramarine. Horizontal pair, the left stamp showing the variety STOP AFTER ‘P’ IN ‘PROTECTORATE’. Very fine mint with faint evidence of a hinge mark. Clear RPS certificate (1976). Very scarce. SG 69a £700
VV374 1912 KEVII issue 1/- deep green and scarlet. Showing the overprint shifted considerably to the left. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 70 £45
VV376 1913 KEVII issue 1/- green and carmine overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB23). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 71s £70
VV377 1913 KEVII issue 1/- green and carmine overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB26). The usual specimen type found on the 1/- is type GB23 (italic). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh. Rare. SG 71 specimen var £250
VV381 1912 KGV ‘Downey Head’ 1d scarlet. Lower marginal control ‘B 11’ block of four (perforated through lower margin with marginal ‘dot’ under lower left stamp). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 72 £35
VV389 1912 KGV ‘Downey Head’ 1d scarlet. Block of four, the lower left stamp showing the variety 'NO CROSS ON CROWN'. Hinged on one stamp, the others (including the variety) are superb fresh unmounted mint. A scarce variety to find so clear and so fine. SG 72, 72a £150
VV394 1913-24 KGV (watermark Simple Cypher). ˝d to 1/-, each overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB23 / Holmes type 13). The 1d with small tear and odd short perf, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A very rare set. SG 73s-82s
 
Note: Only the 1/- was supplied to the UPU with this overprint and is the only duty listed by SG. The 1˝d (issued in 1920) is not recorded with this overprint. Holmes (p184) states "The ˝d to 6d with this 'overprint' are rare." They are recorded as ‘abnormals’ in the 1983 supplement to the ‘Specimen Stamps of the Crown Colonies’ by Marcus Samuel (1976).
£575
VV396 1913 KGV (watermark Simple Cypher). 1/- bistre overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB23). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 82s £100
VV391 1913-24 KGV (watermark Simple Cypher). Complete set of nine, ˝d to 1/-, with all additional SG listed printings and several shades, including some very distinct 6d’s (one unusually pale, possibly sun-tanned). Fine to very fine and fresh mint. A remarkably difficult assembly. SG 73, 74, 74a, 75, 76, 76a, 77, 78, 78a, 79, 80, 81, 82, 82a £250
VV392 1913-24 KGV (watermark Simple Cypher). Complete set of nine, ˝d to 1/-, with all additional SG listed printings and several shades, including some very distinct 6d’s. Fine to very fine used. A difficult assembly. SG 73, 74, 74a, 75, 76, 76a, 77, 78, 78a, 79, 80, 81, 82, 82a £180
VV400 1913 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (perforated through margins). Very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 SOLD
VV401 1913 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘J 17’ block of four (imperforate margins). Very fine mint with hinge marks on upper pair. SG 73 £25
VV402 1913 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘J 17’ block of six (imperforate margins). Very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 £45
VV403 1913 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘O 20’ block of six (perforated through margins). Hinge remnants on two, otherwise very fine mint. SG 73 £30
VV404 1913 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘O 20’ block of six (imperforate margins). Very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 SOLD
VV405 1913 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘R 21’ block of six (perforated through margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 SOLD
VV406 1913 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘S 22’ block of six (imperforate margins). Very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 SOLD
VV407 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower marginal control ‘C 13’ block of four (imperforate margin). Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 74 £15
VV408 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘C 13’ block of four (imperforate right margin). Hinge remnants across two stamps and some faint gum staining, otherwise fine mint. SG 74 £30
VV409 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘I 16’ block of six (imperforate right margin). Hinged on one otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 74 £40
VV410 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘I 16’ block of six (imperforate lower margin). Hinge remnants and diagonal crease affects two lower stamps, otherwise fine mint. SG 74 £30
VV411 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘J 17’ block of six (imperforate right margin). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 74 £45
VV412 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘J 17’ block of six (imperforate lower margin). Usual light gum bends, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 74 £45
VV413 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘M 19’ block of four (imperforate right margin). Very fine mint, hinged on the upper pair only. SG 74 £25
VV414 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘M 19’ block of six (imperforate lower margin). Very fine mint with hinge remnants on the upper row, lower stamps are unmounted. SG 74 £45
VV415 1922 KGV 1d carmine-red. Lower right corner control ‘S 22’ block of six (imperforate right margin). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Proving control for this scarce shade. SG 74a £250
VV416 1922 KGV 1d carmine-red. Lower right corner control ‘V 23’ block of six (imperforate right margin). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Proving control for this scarce shade. SG 74a £250
VV417 1920 KGV 1˝d red-brown. Lower left corner control ‘O 19’ block of six (imperforate margins). One stamp with hinge remnant, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 75 £65
VV418 1920 KGV 1˝d red-brown. Lower left corner control ‘O 20’ block of six (perforated through margins). Light hinge remnants on upper row, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 75 SOLD
VV419 1913 KGV 2d reddish orange. Lower marginal block of eight with control ‘D 14’ (perforated through margin). Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 76 £75
VV420 1913 KGV 2d reddish orange. Lower left corner control ‘D 14’ block of six (imperforate lower margin). Hinge marks on three, otherwise very fine mint. SG 76 SOLD
VV421 1921 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘R 21’ block of six (perforated through margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 76a £175
VV422 1921 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘R 21’ block of six (perforated through margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 76a £175
VV423 1921 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘R 21’ block of six (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 76a £175
VV424 1924 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘U 23’ block of six (perforated through margins). Usual light gum bends, superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare. SG 77 SOLD
VV425 1924 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘V 23’ block of six (imperforate margins). Odd minor gum wrinkle and faint hinge mark on one, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 77 £300
VV426 1924 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘W 23’ block of six (perforated through margins). Usual light gum bends, superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 77 £350
VV427 1913 KGV 2˝d cobalt-blue. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate lower margin, almost perforated through at left). Hinge remnants on one, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 78 SOLD
VV428 1915 KGV 2˝d blue. Lower left corner control ‘C 14’ block of six (perforated through margins). Some marginal creasing, the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. A proving control for this scarce shade. SG 78a £250
VV429 1913 KGV 3d bluish violet. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate lower margin, part perforated through at left). Very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge marks on upper stamps. SG 79 £125
VV430 1913 KGV 3d bluish violet. Lower left corner control ‘D 14’ pair (perforated through margins). Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 79 £25
VV431 1913 KGV 3d bluish violet. Lower left corner control ‘D 14’ block of four (perforated through margins). Some light gum wrinkles otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 79 £35
VV432 1913 KGV 3d bluish violet. Lower left corner control ‘D 14’ block of six (perforated through margins). A few light gum wrinkles otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 79 SOLD
VV433 1913 KGV 4d grey-green. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ pair (perforated through margins). Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 80 £25
VV434 1913 KGV 4d grey-green. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (perforated through margins). Very fine or superb unmounted mint with light hinge marks on upper stamps only. SG 80 £120
VV435 1913 KGV 4d grey-green. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate margins). Very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint with light hinge marks on upper stamps only. SG 80 SOLD
VV436 1913 KGV 6d reddish purple. Lower left corner control ‘D 14’ block of four (imperforate margins). Very fine or superb unmounted mint with light hinge marks on upper stamps only. SG 81 £85
VV437 1913 KGV 6d reddish purple. Lower left corner control ‘D 14’ block of six (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 81 £225
VV438 1913 KGV 6d reddish purple. Lower left corner control ‘T.22’ block of four (imperforate margins). Pulled perfs at top, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 81 £75
VV439 1913 KGV 6d reddish purple. Lower left corner control ‘T.22’ block of six (imperforate margins). Very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint with light hinge marks on upper stamps only. Very scarce. SG 81 SOLD
VV440 1913 KGV 6d reddish purple. Block of four fine used with Francistown double circle datestamps. A scarce multiple. SG 81 £75
VV441 1913 KGV 1/- bistre. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ pair (imperforate margins). Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 82 £45
VV442 1913 KGV 1/- bistre. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of four (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 82 £65
VV443 1913 KGV 1/- bistre. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 82 £175
VV444 1923 KGV 1/- bistre-brown. Lower left corner control ‘U 23’ block of four. Very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint with hinge remnant on one stamp. Rare proving block for this scarce shade. SG 82a SOLD
VV445 1925-27 KGV (watermark Block Cypher). Group of 21, ˝d to 1/-, all different lower marginal singles with controls. Two 1d’s (A24 & B24) with some toning, the majority are very fine or superb mint. A rare assembly, missing only five of the recorded controls on this watermark, and an excellent reference for the majority of the printings. Comprising:
 
  ˝d (SG 91): E26, H27, L29
  1d (SG 92): A24, B24, C25, E26, G27, K29, O31
  2d (SG 93): B24
  3d (SG 94): B24, E26
  4d (SG 95): B24, G27
  6d (SG 97): E.26, F.26
  1/- (SG 98): A24, D25, J28, N30
SOLD
VV446 1927 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘E 26’ strip of three (imperforate margins). Very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks. SG 91 £20
VV447 1927 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘E 26’ block of six (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 91 £45
VV448 1927 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘H 27’ strip of three (imperforate margins). Faint possible hinge mark on one otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 91 SOLD
VV449 1927 KGV ˝d green. Lower left corner control ‘L 29’ pair. (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 91 SOLD
VV450 1925 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘A 24’ block of six (imperforate lower margin). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 92 £45
VV451 1925 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘B 24’ (sloping slightly upward) block of six (imperforate lower margin). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce. SG 92 £175
VV452 1925 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘B 24’ (sloping slightly downward) block of six (imperforate lower margin). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce. SG 92 £175
VV453 1927 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower left corner control ‘E 26’ strip of three (imperforate lower margin). One with light hinge mark, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce. SG 92 SOLD
VV454 1927 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower left corner control ‘K 29’ strip of three (imperforate lower margin). One with light hinge mark, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 92 £85
VV455 1927 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower left corner control ‘K 29’ block of six (imperforate lower margin). Upper row with some split perforations, otherwise very fine mint with hinge remnants. Very scarce. SG 92 SOLD
VV456 1925 KGV 1d scarlet. Showing variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. Very rare, this being the first example we have handled. SG 92w £275
VV398 1925 KGV (watermark Block Cypher). 2d orange, a lower marginal example showing control ‘B24’. Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 93 £15
VV457 1925 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘B 24’ block of six (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 93 £45
VV458 1926 KGV 3d violet. Lower left corner control ‘E 26’ block of four (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 94 SOLD
VV459 1926 KGV 3d violet. Left marginal example showing varieties WATERMARK INVERTED in combination with OVERPRINT DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce. SG 94a+w SOLD
VV460 1926 KGV 3d violet. Block of four, fine used with light double circle datestamp. Scarce multiple. SG 94 £65
VV463 1926 KGV 4d grey-green. Upper left corner block of six (3x2), hinged in margin only, the stamps are all superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 95 £45
VV461 1926 KGV 1/- bistre-brown. Lower left corner control ‘D 25’ strip of three. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 98 £150
VV462 1926 1/- bistre-brown, variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Fine used with partial Francistown double circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 98w £200
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