BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA / NYASALAND
FEATURED ITEM
FEATURED ITEM
1891 £10 brown overprinted 'B.C.A.'. Very fine mint. Brandon opinion (2011). RARE. SG 17
1896 £10 black and orange, wmk. Crown CC (sideways). Hinge remnant, exceptionally fine fresh mint. RARE. SG 41
£3,750
£9,500
Last updated: 1st December, 2020
BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA / NYASALAND
1891-95 'B.C.A.' overprints on BSA Company, SG 1-19
NY304 1891 1d black, thin lettering. Very fine mint. SG 1 £8
RA7686 1891 1d black, thin lettering. Very fine fresh mint. SG 1 £8
NY305 1891 1d black, thin lettering. Very fine used. SG 1 £8
NY556 1891 2d sea-green and vermilion, thin lettering. Very fine mint. SG 2 £10
NY664 1891 2d sea-green and vermilion, thin lettering. Fine used. SG 2 £4
NY822 1891 4d reddish chestnut and black, thin lettering. Very fine mint. SG 3 £14
NY718 1891 4d reddish chestnut and black, thin lettering. Horizontal block of six, superb and fresh unmounted. Lovely and uncommon. SG 3 £135
NY823 1891 4d reddish chestnut and black, thick lettering. Very fine mint. SG 3 £20
NY08 1891 6d ultramarine, thin lettering. Fine mint. SG 4 £35
NY308 1891 6d ultramarine, thin lettering. Very fine used. SG 4 £13
NY665 1891 6d deep blue, thick lettering. Fine used. SG 5 £6
RA7688 1891 8d rose-lake and ultramarine, thick lettering. Very fine mint. SG 6 £20
AN247 1891 8d rose-lake and ultramarine, thin lettering. Fine used with large part BONC ‘863’ cancellation of Zomba. SG 6 £18
NY717 1891 8d red and ultramarine, thin lettering. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted. SG 6a £220
NY559 1891 1/- grey-brown, thin lettering. Very fine mint. SG 7 £25
NY977 1891 1/- grey-brown, thin lettering. Superb unmounted. SG 7 £45
NY666 1891 1/- grey-brown, thin lettering. Very fine used. SG 7 £15
NY560 1891 2/- vermilion, thin lettering. Very fine mint. SG 8 £40
NY313a 1891 2/- vermilion, thick lettering. Very fine used. SG 8 £38
NY667 1891 2/- vermilion, thin lettering. Superb used. SG 8 £60
NY19 1891 2/6 grey-purple, thin lettering. Fine mint. SG 9 £45
RA7689 1891 2/6 grey-purple, thin lettering. Very fine fresh mint. SG 9 £55
RA9477 1891 3/- brown and green, thin lettering. Very fine mint. SG 10 £60
RA7690 1891 3/- brown and green, thin lettering. Very fine fresh mint. SG 10 £70
NY669 1891 3/- brown and green, thin lettering. Very fine used cancelled bold 'PORT HERALD' datestamp. SG 10 £55
NY746 1891 3/- brown and green, thin lettering. Cancelled with large undated strike. This a fine example of the 3/- Hut Tax rate. SG 10 fiscal use £20
RA9478 1891 4/- grey-black and vermilion, thin lettering. Very fine mint. SG 11 £60
NY670 1891 4/- grey-black and vermilion, thin lettering. Superb used. SG 11 £100
NY25 1891 5/- orange-yellow, thick lettering. Fine mint. SG12 £50
RA7692 1891 5/- orange-yellow, thin lettering. Superb fresh mint. SG 12 £95
NY671 1891 5/- orange-yellow, thin lettering. Very fine used. SG 12 £75
NY562 1891 10/- deep green, thin lettering. Very fine fresh mint. SG 13 £150
NY978 1891 £10 brown overprinted 'B.C.A.'. Very fine mint. Brandon opinion (2011). RARE. SG 17 £3,750
1892 – 95 surcharges, SG 18-20
NY34 Provisional issue 'THREE SHILLINGS' on 4/-, fine mint. SG 18 £160
NY1003 Provisional issue 'THREE SHILLINGS’ surcharged on 4/-, exceptionally fine fresh mint. Scarce as such. SG 18 £285
NY676 Provisional issue 'THREE SHILLINGS' surcharged on 4/-, very fine used cancelled 'TSHIROMO' datestamp. SG 18 £225
NY677 Provisional issue 'THREE SHILLINGS' surcharged on 4/-, cancelled part large undated strike, presumably a Hut Tax collection. SG 18 fiscal use SOLD
AN229 1892 Provisional issue ‘FOUR SHILLINGS’ surcharged on 5/- orange-yellow. Hinge remainder otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. SG 19 £65
RA5618 Provisional issue 2d sea-green and vermilion surcharged 'ONE PENNY'. Showing the variety SURCHARGE DOUBLE. Some light discolouration on the reverse, otherwise fine mint. A rarity. SG 20a £2,275
NY680 Provisional issue 2d sea-green and vermilion surcharged 'ONE PENNY', trial printing without stop after 'PENNY'. Showing the variety SURCHARGE DOUBLE. Centred up as always, light discolouration on reverse. SG 20a var. (see footnote) £350
1895 'Arms' issue without watermark, SG 21-31
NY682 1895 1d black, no. wmk. Superb used. SG 21 £15
NY45 1895 1/- black and rose, no. wmk. Very fine mint. SG 25 £65
RA7649 1895 1/- black and rose, no wmk. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. SG 25 £80
NY571 1895 2/6 black and bright magenta, no wmk. Overprinted 'SPECIMEN', very fine and fresh with gum. SG 26s £50
NY565 1895 2/6 black and bright magenta, no wmk. Unusually well centred, superb fresh mint. SG 26 £350
RA7300 1895 2/6 black and bright magenta, no wmk. Superb well centred used cancelled with crisp '(KA)RONGA SP 7 96' double ring datestamp. A lovely stamp. SG 26 £275
NY566 1895 2/6 black and bright magenta, no wmk. Very fine used, cancelled crisp central 'TSHINDE' datestamp. SG 26 £275
AN138 1895 2/6 black and bright magenta, no wmk. An unusually well centred example, superb used with crisp, perfectly central upright TSHIROMO (JY 18 / 95) double circle datestamp. A lovely stamp. As good as it gets. SG 26 £275
NY572 1895 3/- black and yellow, no wmk. Overprinted 'SPECIMEN', very fine and fresh with gum. SG 27s £50
NY567 1895 3/- black and yellow, no wmk. Well centred, light horizontal bend otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 26 £150
NY49a 1895 3/- black and yellow, no wmk. Fine used with light 'FORT LISTER' datestamp. SG 27 £45
NY841 1895 3/- black and yellow, no wmk. Fine used cancelled 'FORT LISTER' datestamp. SG 27 £45
NY661 1895 3/- black and yellow, no wmk. Fine used cancelled 'UPPER SHIRE' datestamp in violet. Light faults, most attractive. SG 27 £50
RA9423 1895 3/- black and yellow, no wmk. Very fine used with light 'TSHIKWAWA JU 9 95' datestamp. A wonderful stamp. SG 27 £65
NY569 1895 3/- black and yellow, no wmk. Superb used cancelled with crisp central 'BLANTYRE' datestamp. SG 27 £65
NY573 1895 5/- black and olive, no wmk. Overprinted 'SPECIMEN', very fine fresh with gum. SG 28s £50
NY402 1895 5/- black and olive, no wmk. Exceptionally fine and fresh mint. SG 28 £245
NY570 1895 5/- black and olive, no wmk. Fine used light datestamp. SG 28 £165
AN276 Forgery of the 1895 Arms 5/- black and olive. Line perforated instead of comb and the native at left showing the characteristic ‘joker’ face of this photo-lithographic forgery. Very fine unused (no gum). Scarce. £55
NY1024 £25 black and blue-green. Unusually well centred, hinge remnant, fresh and very fine mint. An exceptional example of this classic high value rarity. SG 31

Note: of the few surviving examples of this rare stamp, many are noticeably off-centre. In addition, a significant number also appear to have been separated with scissors resulting in clipped and trimmed perforations. This example being free of such faults could well be the finest extant.
£14,500
1896 'Arms' issue with watermark, SG 32-42
NY579 1896 1d to 1/- set of five values. Fine to very fine mint. SG 32-36 £120
NY687 1896 1d to 1/- set of five values. Fine to very fine used. SG 32-36 £45
NY657 1896 4d black and orange-brown. Fine used. SG 34 £12
NY576 1896 6d black and blue. Very fine mint. SG 35 £40
NY656 1896 1/- black and rose. Very fine used. SG 36 £20
RA7653 1896 2/6 black and magenta, wmk. Crown CC. Usual centering, otherwise fresh and very fine mint. SG 37 £140
NY686 1896 3/- black and yellow, wmk. Crown CC. Cancelled large part undated strike, WEST SHIRE at centre. Presumably a Hut Tax collection. SG 38 fiscal use £45
NY581 1896 5/- black and olive, wmk. Crown CC. Centred right, very fine used. SG 39 £175
NY689 1896 £1 black and blue, wmk. Crown CC. Fine used cancelled with crisp 'BLANTYRE' datestamp. Minor rubbing at upper left. Scarce. SG 40 SOLD
NY979 1896 £10 black and orange, wmk. Crown CC (sideways). Hinge remnant, exceptionally fine fresh mint. RARE. SG 41 £9,500
NY477 1896 £10 black and orange, wmk. Crown CC (sideways). Overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (Type D12x). Hinge remains, fresh mint. SG 41s £225
AN385 1896 £10 black and orange, wmk. Crown CC (sideways). Overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Type D12x). Very fine and fresh mint. SG 41s £225
AN257 1896 issue, watermark Crown CC, £25 black and green, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (Type D12x). The ‘SP’ malformed, presumably due to uneven pressure during overprinting. Considerably above average centring for this stamp. Very fine mint. SG 42s £350
AN386 1896 issue, watermark Crown CC, £25 black and green. Overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Type D12x). Very fine and fresh mint. SG 42s SOLD
NY662 1896, piece bearing 4d, 6d, 1/- and 5/- Arms, each cancelled 'BLANTYRE AP 10 96'. Lovely and most unusual. £300
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