BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA / NYASALAND
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1897 Arms 2/6 (greyish) black and ultramarine. Lower marginal block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (lightly hinged on the upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted) with all stamps unusually well centred. A scarce multiple. SG 48
Setting I, 1d vermilion and grey-blue, imperforate. Showing the major variety WITHOUT INITIALS AND CENTRE INVERTED (position 7). Very fine unused with complete margins. One of the finest examples extant of the 15 originally printed (of which a pair resides in the Royal Philatelic Collection). With clear RPS cert (1991). A great British Africa rarity. SG 54b
£450
£24,000
Last updated: 22nd April, 2017
BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA / NYASALAND
1897 Arms issue, SG 43-52
NY406 1897 imperforate COLOUR TRIAL of the £1 duty printed in light greyish black and dull purple on watermarked Crown CC paper. Some light adherences on reverse otherwise fine with gum. B.P.A. certificate (1969). Rare. £325
AN327 1897 imperforate COLOUR TRIAL of the £1 duty printed in light greyish black and dull purple on watermarked Crown CC paper. Traces of gum and some wrinkles mainly visible from the reverse. Rare. £325
AN281 1897 1d, 2d, 4d, 6d and 1/- set of five, each a right marginal example overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12). Very fine fresh mint. SG 43s-47s £110
NY368 1d to 1/- set of five values. Very fine fresh mint. SG 43-47 £65
AN371 1897 Arms, 1d black and ultramarine. Upper right corner marginal block of four showing plate number ‘1’ and running sheet / batch no. ‘B0756’. Hinged in margin only, the stamps superb unmounted mint. SG 43 SOLD
RA8046 1d black and ultramarine, showing WATERMARK INVERTED. Right marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 43a £225
AN331 1897 2d black and yellow. Lower marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Very fine mint with light hinge mark. SG 44 £15
NY412 1897 Arms 6d black and green. Left marginal block of four, minor tone on upper left stamp otherwise superb unmounted. SG 46 £275
NY301 6d black and green. Lower left corner block of four, plate '1' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 46 £300
NY77 6d black and green. Left marginal block of six, superb mint. SG 46 £325
AN277 1897 2/6 black and ultramarine, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12a). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh, well-centred mint. SG 48s £55
NY78 2/6 black and ultramarine. Very fine mint. SG 48 £65
RA5804 2/6 black and ultramarine. Very fine mint, scarce this fine. SG 48 £65
RA6922 2/6 black and ultramarine. Very fine well centred fresh mint. Scarce this fine. SG 48 £65
RA6050 2/6 black and ultramarine. Lovely subtle shades, very fine fresh mint. SG 48 £65
RA7657 2/6 black and ultramarine. Very fine fresh mint. SG 48 £65
AN165 1897 2/6 black and ultramarine. Very fine mint. SG 48 £55
AN227 1897 Arms 2/6 (greyish) black and ultramarine. Lower marginal block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (lightly hinged on the upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted) with all stamps unusually well centred. A scarce multiple. SG 48 £450
NY79 2/6 black and ultramarine. Superb used part 'UPPER SHIRE' datestamp. SG 48 £35
AN278 1898 3/- black and sea-green, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12a). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh, well-centred mint. SG 49s £55
RA7658 3/- black and sea-green. Well centred, very fine fresh mint. SG 49 £225
RA9147 3/- black and sea-green. Well centred, very fine fresh mint. SG 49 £240
NY370 3/- black and sea-green. Well centred, very fine fresh mint. SG 49 £240
NY82 3/- black and sea-green. Fine used, 'ZOMBA Dec 97' single circle datestamp. Very scarce. SG 49 £200
NY83 4/- black and carmine. Very fine mint. SG 50 £75
RA7131 4/- black and carmine. Very fine fresh mint. SG 50 £75
RA7659 4/- black and carmine. Superb fresh mint. SG 50 £95
NY403 4/- black and carmine. Superb fresh mint. SG 50 £95
NY415 1897 Arms 4/- black and carmine, block of four. Minor pink interleaving adhesions on reverse, superb and fresh unmounted. Exceptional and RARE. SG 50 £500
NY372 4/- black and carmine. Fine used, 'CHINDE OC 12 98' single circle datestamp, unobtrusive creasing. SG 50 £40
NY85 4/- black and carmine. Fine used, 'ZOMBA July 15 98' single circle datestamp. SG 50 £50
AN237 4/- (greyish) black and carmine. Superb used with large part CHINDE (OC 14 / 97) single circle datestamp. £70
AN279 1900 10/- black and olive-green, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12a). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh, well-centred mint. SG 50as £55
AN280 1897 £1 black and dull purple, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12a). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh well-centred mint with strong colour. SG 51s £110
NY90 £1 black and dull purple. Very fine used, part crisp datestamp. Scarce. SG 51 £130
AN117 1897 Arms £10 black and yellow. Very fine fiscally used with light oval cachet of the ‘Oriental Bank’. Scarce this fine. SG 52 fiscal £250
AN258 1897 Arms £10 black and yellow. Very fine fiscally used with almost complete BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA / BLANTYRE large double circle cancellation and with date ‘3.8.00’ in manuscript. Scarce. SG 52 £250
AN288 1897 Arms £10 black and yellow. Very fine fiscally used with part of a British Central Africa large double circle fiscal cancellation and also a FORT (MLANGENI?) squared circle postal cancellation (used fiscally). Scarce. SG 52 £250
AN373 1897 Arms £10 black and yellow. Very fine fiscally used with small part BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA double circle cancellation struck in violet. Scarce. SG 52 £250
1897 'ONE PENNY' provisional surcharge, SG 53
AN131 1897 ‘ONE PENNY’ surcharge in red on 3/- black and sea-green. Superb used with Zomba (SP 15 98) single circle datestamp. SG 53 £12
1898 Cheque stamps, SG 54-57a
RA6924 Setting I, 1d vermilion and grey-blue, imperforate. Showing the major variety WITHOUT INITIALS AND CENTRE INVERTED (position 7). Very fine unused with complete margins. One of the finest examples extant of the 15 originally printed (of which a pair resides in the Royal Philatelic Collection). With clear RPS cert (1991). A great British Africa rarity. SG 54b £24,000
NY384 1898 ‘Cheque Stamp’, imperforate, Setting I. 1d vermilion and grey-blue. Upper marginal showing control 'M' on reverse. Very fine used cancelled 'TSHIROMO MR 22 98'. SG 55 £575
AN231 1898 Setting II, 1d vermilion and pale ultramarine, imperforate. BLOCK OF FOUR, with controls 10Z, XA11 / 25J, Z26. Very fine used, cancelled with neat FORT JOHNSTON (MY 11) single circle datestamps. A scarce multiple. SG 55b £450
AN367 1898 Setting II, 1d vermilion and pale ultramarine, imperforate. Right marginal BLOCK OF FOUR with embossed controls 1F, 2G / 16FY and E17. Very fine used, each stamp cancelled with ZOMBA (MY 21 / 98) single circle datestamps. A scarce multiple. SG 55b £450
RA8635 Setting II, 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine. An exceptional example used on piece cancelled light 'FORT ANDERSON MR 28 98' sc datestamp. SG 56 £150
RA9424 Setting II, 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine. Upper right corner pair used on piece cancelled 'ZOMBA MY 21 98' sc datestamps. Lovely. SG 56 £300
AN232 1898 Setting II, 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine, imperforate. BLOCK OF FOUR with controls F5, 6P / T20, 21WP. Each stamp with variety CONTROL DOUBLY IMPRESSED. Shallow hinge thin at base otherwise fine used, each stamp cancelled with ZOMBA (JY 8 / 98) single circle datestamp. A rare multiple. SG 56b
 
Note: This block adjoins to the right of the reconstructed block of two pairs ex Simpson and Vestey.
£1,500
AN233 1898 Setting II, 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine, imperforate. Showing the spectacular variety CENTRE OMITTED. Some hinge thins and vertical crease as often seen on this variety. Very rare. SG 55b var
 
Note: Although it is assumed single stamps with centre omitted probably emanate from the upper half of a vertical pair with normal, De Robeck (1982) illustrates a horizontal corner pair with centres omitted, apparently from the left of the lower row. This stamp appears plateable as position 19, i.e. the fourth stamp from the left of the lower row.
£2,200
RA7515 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine. Superb used on piece cancelled ‘BLANTYRE 16 JU 98’. A lovely stamp. SG 57a £40
RA7132 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine, perf. 12. Top marginal horizontal pait superb used on piece, light squared circle datestamps. Lovely. SG 57a £85
RA5386 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine, perf. 12. Block of four, very fine used cancelled ‘ZOMBA JU 27’. Controls 14 I, 15 K, XQ 29, 30 S. Most attractive. SG 57a £160
AN230 1898 Setting II, 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine, perf. 12. BLOCK OF FOUR with controls 7H, F8 / S22, 23N. Odd stain from applied ‘gum’ otherwise fine used, each stamp cancelled with neat ZOMBA (JY 20 / 98) single circle datestamp. SG 57a £150
RA5387 1d vermilion and deep ultramarine, perf. 12. Block of six, very fine used cancelled ‘ZOMBA JY 19’. Controls 10 Z, XA 11, 12 WX, 25 J, Z 26, 27 B. Rounded corner top right, diagonal pre-printing paper crease, otherwise fine. Most attractive. SG 57a £200
1901 Arms Issue, SG 57d-58
RA7304 1901 New colours. Arms 1d to 6d, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine mint. SG 57ds-58s £60
RA8212 1901 New colours. Arms 1d to 6d, set of three values very fine mint. SG 57d-58 £12
NY375 1901 New colours. Arms 1d to 6d, set of three values very fine mint. SG 57d-58 £12
NY416 1901 New colours. Arms 1d dull purple and carmine-rose. Block of four with part margin at left. Superb fresh unmounted. Very scarce as a multiple. SG 57d £35
AN372 1901 New colours. Arms 1d dull purple and carmine-rose. Lower right corner block of four. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce as a multiple. SG 57d £35
1903-7 Edward VII, SG 59-71
AN329 1903 KEVII 6d grey and reddish buff. Lower marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Very fine mint. SG 62 £15
NY103 2/6 grey-green and green, fine mint. SG 63 £40
NY419 1903 KEVII 2/6 grey-green and green. Lower marginal block of four very fine or superb fresh mint, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. A lovely and scarce multiple. SG 63 £350
RA5389 4/- dull and bright purple. Superb fresh mint. SG 64 £75
RA7672 10/- grey-green and black. Superb fresh mint. SG 65 £170
RA8522 £1 grey and carmine. Hinge trace very fine fresh mint. SG 66 £265
RA9148 £1 grey and carmine, superb used cancelled part squared circle datestamp. Lovely. SG 66 £185
AN273 1903 KEVII £1 grey and carmine. Light vertical crease, otherwise very fine used with crisp DEDZA (13 SE / 06) squared circle datestamp. SG 66 £150
RA7674 (watermark multiple Crown) 1d and 6d, each a lower marginal copy showing plate '1' in margins. Very fine mint. SG 68, 71 £50
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