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1910 4d olive-black and yellow-orange, hook headplate. Left marginal position 20 showing medal marks. Hinge trace, superb and fresh mint. A rarity of the issue. RSC D

Note: a single sheet of this printing is known. From that sheet, rows 1 - 2, rows 6 - 8 remain intact, rows 9 and 10 remaining largely intact. As yet, not all of the balance of 15 stamps have been located.

£3,500
Last updated: 9th March, 2017
2½d
RA7698 ultramarine, right marginal, superb unmounted. SG 131 £40
MDH816 1910 2½d ultramarine, upper marginal showing small part imprint in margin, hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. Lovely. SG 131 £40
MDH303 ultramarine, a lovely bright shade, block of four, superb unmounted. SG 131 £180
MDH155 ultramarine, left marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 131 £180
RA8909 ultramarine, right marginal block of nine. Hinged on margin, stamps superb unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 131 £400
RA8144 ultramarine, block of ten being the upper two rows with margins on three sides, full imprint. Running sheet number ‘292’. Hinged on margin, stamps superb unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 131 £450
RA9127 ultramarine, block of ten being the lower two rows with margins on three sides, full imprint. Some light tone spotting, fine unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 131 £325
RA9128 ultramarine, block of 20 being four horizontal rows across the sheet. Very fine unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 131 £850
RA9839 ultramarine, block of 25 being the lower five horizontal rows of the sheet, full imprint in margin. Odd minor tone spots otherwise very fine or superb unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 131 £800
MDH688 1910 2½d ultramarine. Complete sheet of 60, imprint in upper and lower margins. Lacking right margin and minor bends at corners, otherwise remarkably fresh. Most attractive. SG 131 £1,250
RA5227 ultramarine, complete sheet of 50, running sheet number ‘11’. Odd tone spot in top margin, otherwise very fine and fresh. Attractive and scarce. SG 131 SOLD
RA6659 ultramarine, cancelled with crisp central ‘BATTLEFIELDS MINE 11 NOV 10’ first day of issue datestamp. Few perf. faults. SG 131 £200
RA9089 ultramarine, cancelled 'PENHALONGA 10 FEB 11' tc datestamp. SG 131 £35
D789 ultramarine, CTO 'GWELO 13 SEP 1913', superb. SG 131 £6
MDH296 ultramarine, position 13 showing mark below central ornament, CTO 'SALISBURY'. SG 131 £10
MDH271 ultramarine, position 39, CTO 'SALISBURY 22 MAY'. SG 131 £8
MDH294 ultramarine, vertical block of six, very fine CTO 'GWELO 24 DEC 1912'. Lovely. SG 131 £75
MDH302 bright ultramarine, lower right corner vertical pair. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 131a £90
MDH301 bright ultramarine, lower marginal irregular multiple of three showing large part imprint in margin. Upper stamp with some short perfs. at right otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. SG 131a £120
MDH305 bright ultramarine, block of four positions 13-14 / 18-19, both upper stamps showing marks below central ornament. Minor gum creasing otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. SG 131a £170
MDH156 bright ultramarine, lower left corner block of four. Margin partially cut away at base, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 131a £180
MDH304 bright ultramarine, lower left corner block of nine showing part imprint in margin. Some light gum creasing otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 131a £375
D792 dull blue, very fine mint. SG 132 £24
MDH392 dull blue, position 8. Very fine mint. SG 132 £35
MDH160 dull blue, block of four, very fine mint. SG 132 £160
D793 chalky blue, very fine mint. SG 133 £24
RA9728 chalky blue, very fine mint. SG 133 £24
RA9729 chalky blue, very fine mint. SG 133 £24
MDH400 chalky blue, position 10. Fine mint. SG 133 £25
MDH399 chalky blue, position 35. Fine mint. SG 133 £25
RA6419 chalky blue, applied with a blue mark to resemble the gash in ear variety! Few perf. tones, fine mint, a most amusing stamp. SG 133 fake gash £15
D796 chalky blue, very fine used, corner datestamp. SG 133 £15
RA3326 chalky blue, horizontal strip of three fine used, indistinct cancels. SG 133 £40
MDH165 greenish dull blue, horizontal pair positions 27-28. Very fine mint. RSC A £75
MDH166 greenish dull blue, horizontal pair positions 42-43. Very fine mint. RSC A £75
MDH169 Perf. 15, ultramarine, block of four superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 172 £450
MDH515 Perf. 15, ultramarine, lower left corner block of four, hinged on margins stamps superb unmounted. SG 172 £450
RA1766 Perf. 15, ultramarine, pale shade, very fine used light 'SALISBURY' datestamp, unwashed with full gum. Very scarce commercially used. SG 172 £35
D801 Perf. 15, ultramarine, superb CTO. SG 172 £25
RA5475 Perf. 15, ultramarine, top right corner block of four, running sheet number ‘172’ (as per its SG number! ), superb CTO ‘SALISBURY 22 MAY 11’. SG 172 £180
MDH299 Perf. 13½, ultramarine, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Vertical pair, without gum and some light staining. Uncommon multiple. SG 184s £100
D802 Perf. 13½, ultramarine, very fine mint. SG 184 £30
RA9730 Perf. 13½, ultramarine. Lower right corner copy, very fine mint. SG 184 £45
MDH171 Perf. 13½, ultramarine, position 13 very fine mint. SG 184 £35
MDH295 Perf. 13½, ultramarine, position 18 very fine mint. SG 184 £35
MDH297 Perf. 13½, ultramarine, position 34 very fine mint. SG 184 £35
AMDH9 Perf. 13½ ultramarine, block of four. Very fine mint, a surprisingly scarce multiple. SG 184 £300
MDH516 Perf. 13½ ultramarine, block of four. Very fine unmounted, a surprisingly scarce multiple. SG 184 £325
MDH390 Roulette, dull blue, very fine mint. SG unlisted £45
MDH263 Roulette, dull blue, very fine unmounted. SG unlisted £75
MDH173 Roulette, dull blue, upper marginal block of four positions 3-4 / 8-9, large part imprint in margin. Colour somewhat washed, without gum. SG unlisted £50
3d
D806 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 134 £38
MDH817 1910 3d purple and ochre, long gash headplate. upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '42' in margin. Creased through margin and into stamp, fine mint. SG 134 £20
RA6423 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Re-joined right marginal vertical pair, very fine mint. SG 134 £80
MDH510 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Lower left corner position 46 showing King’s extra curl. Creased corner at upper right and two unusual paper flaws apparently from inclusions now fallen out, fine mint. SG 134 var. £45
AMDH10 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Block of four, some light staining on reverse otherwise fresh mint. Scarce. SG 134 £275
MDH605 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Fine used unwashed with gum cancelled ‘QUE QUE 7 JAN 1911’ datestamp. SG 134 £30
RA9093 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Fine used cancelled ‘GWANDA 23 DEC 10’ datestamp. SG 134 £30
RA4811 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘SALISBURY 9 FEB 11’ datestamp. SG 134 £35
RA6664 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Superb used cancelled ‘21 JAN 1911’. SG 134 £35
RA8070 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part ‘KIMBERLEY REEFS’ datestamp at base. SG 134 £35
RA7214 purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Superb used cancelled ‘REGISTERED AU 19 11’. SG 134 £45
MDH724 1910 3d purple and ochre, long gash headplate. Very fine used unwashed with gum cancelled ‘INSIZA STATION 11 JAN 1911’ datestamp. Lovely. SG 134 £55
MDH405 purple and yellow-ochre, long gash headplate. Upper marginal position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. Lovely. SG 135 var. £275
MDH513 purple and yellow-ochre, long gash headplate. Position 46 showing King’s extra curl. Very fine mint. SG 135 var. £95
MDH652 purple and yellow-ochre, long gash headplate. Vertical pair, upper hinged and lower unmounted. Fresh. SG 135 £125
RA8329 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Right marginal vertical pair, minor offsetting of another Double Head on reverse of upper stamp, otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 136 £450
RA8072 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Superb used cancelled with light crisp ‘UMTALI 13 MAY 1912’ datestamp. Lovely. SG 136 £20
RA8076 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. On piece (almost severed) with 4d and 1/- Arms, cancelled ‘SELUKWE’ datestamps. SG 136 £20
RA859 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Horizontal pair fine used. SG 136 £25
MDH607 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Vertical pair fine used cancelled 'REGISTERED BULAWAYO' sc datestamps. SG 136 £25
MDH608 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Vertical pair fine used cancelled 'REGISTERED BULAWAYO' sc datestamps. SG 136 £25
RA8077 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Vertical pair fine used cancelled ‘SALISBURY 1912’, minor faults. SG 136 £25
MDH609 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Multiple of three fine used cancelled 'REGISTERED BULAWAYO' sc datestamps. SG 136 £40
MDH757 1910 3d magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Vertical strip of three fine used cancelled 'GWELO 12' datestamps. SG 136 £40
MDH758 1910 3d magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Vertical strip of three fine used cancelled 'ENKLEDOORN 13 MAR 13' datestamps. SG 136 £55
MDH759 1910 3d magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Block of four fine used cancelled 'CHIPINGA' datestamps. SG 136 £75
MDH760 1910 3d magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Block of four very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY 15 JAN 13' datestamps. Lovely. SG 136 £145
RA8957 magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 12 FEB'. RARE. SG 136 £150
D828 Perf. 15, magenta and yellow-ochre, short gash headplate. This stamp is the perf. 15 equivalent of the perf.14 magenta and yellow-ochre (SG 136). Fine used, scarce. SG 173 £175
MDH689 1910 3d violet and ochre, thick ear headplate. Hinge remains, fine mint. SG 137 £75
MDH690 1910 3d violet and ochre, thick ear headplate. Lovely deep shades, some gum loss around hinge, fine mint. SG 137 £80
MDH27 violet and ochre, thick ear headplate. Very fine mint. SG 137 £120
MDH701 1910 3d violet and ochre, thick ear headplate. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 137 £135
D833 dull reddish purple and brownish ochre, short gash headplate. Very fine mint. RSC A £60
RA9733 dull reddish purple and brownish ochre, short gash headplate. Very fine mint. RSC A £60
MDH726 1910 3d dull reddish purple and brownish ochre, short gash headplate. Very fine fresh unmounted. RSC A £90
MDH727 1910 3d maroon and ochre, hook headplate. Very fine mint. RSC B £55
MDH749 1910 3d maroon and ochre, hook headplate. Minor tones at top otherwise very fresh unmounted. RSC B £55
MDH702 1910 3d maroon and ochre, hook headplate. Right marginal, hinged on margin stamp superb and fresh unmounted. RSC B £95
RA5832 maroon and ochre, hook headplate. Superb CTO ‘BULAWAYO’. RSC B £40
RA3334 maroon and ochre, hook headplate. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO / 12 FEB'. RSC B £40
RA1350 deep reddish purple and ochre, hook headplate. Fine used 'BULAWAYO 23 APR 13' datestamp. RSC C £35
RA8911 deep reddish purple and ochre, hook headplate. Fine used. RSC C £35
RA5666 deep reddish purple and ochre, hook headplate. Very fine used cancelled with several light datestamps. RSC C £45
RA9538 deep reddish purple and ochre, hook headplate. Multiple of three, very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 2 AUG 12. Lovely. RSC C £150
D840 Perf 15, deep reddish purple and ochre, hook headplate. Fine used. Very scarce. SG 173 / RSC C £90
RA9537 Perf 15, deep reddish purple and ochre, hook headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 30 JUN 13'. Very scarce. SG 173 / RSC C £110
MDH410 deep claret and pale yellow-ochre, thick ear headplate. Fine used cancelled part ‘SALISBURY’ datestamp. RSC E £30
RA8085 Perf. 15, deep claret and pale yellow-ochre, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘SALISBURY’ datestamp. SG 173a / RSC E £55
RA8087 Perf. 15, deep claret and pale yellow-ochre, thick ear headplate. Very fine used. SG 173a / RSC E £55
RA7742 Perf. 15, deep claret and pale yellow-ochre, thick ear headplate. Very fine used. SG 173a / RSC E £75
RA5669 lake and pale yellow, thick ear headplate. Superb used cancelled with part crisp ‘BULAWAYO’ datestamp. Uncommon. RSC F £80
RA5834 brown-purple and pale yellow-ochre, no gash headplate. Very fine used, light part ‘1 JUL 13’ datestamp. RSC G £30
RA8091 brown-purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part ‘UMBOE’ datestamps. RSC G £50
MDH612 Perf. 15, brown-purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Fine used. SG 173 / RSC G £35
MDH613 Perf. 15, brown-purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Fine used cancelled with 'BULAWAYO 18 JUN13' datestamp. SG 173 / RSC G £45
MDH611 Perf. 15, brown-purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled with. SG 173 / RSC G £50
RA862 Perf. 15, brown-purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Fine used cancelled with 'UMVUMA 14 JAN 13(?)' datestamp. SG 173 / RSC G £60
MDH598 Perf. 15, brown-purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Block of four fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO' datestamps. Some unobtrusive paper wrinkles, lovely and very scarce. SG 173 / RSC G £375
RA8096 deep reddish purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part ‘SALISBURY 9 JAN 1913’ datestamp. RSC I £55
RA8097 deep reddish purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Superb used cancelled ‘GATOOMA 2 JUL 1913’ datestamp. Lovely. RSC I £65
RA1356 deep rose-lilac and ochre, no gash headplate. One pulled perf. at top otherwise fine and fresh mint. Very scarce. RSC J £375
RA863 deep reddish purple and ochre, no gash headplate. Positions 12-17 vertical pair, cancelled with 'SALISBURY 28 SEP 13' datestamps. Light faults. RSC J £60
4d
MDH703 1910 4d greenish black and (aniline) orange, long gash headplate. Inclusion by Queen's nose, otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 138 SOLD
RA1358 greenish black and (aniline) orange, long gash headplate. Very fine fresh mint. SG 138 £85
MDH130 greenish black and (aniline) orange, long gash headplate. Very fine fresh mint. SG 138 £85
MDH422 greenish black and (aniline) orange, long gash headplate. Hinge trace, exceptionally fine fresh mint. SG 138 £110
MDH517 greenish black and (aniline) orange, long gash headplate. Position 13 very fine fresh mint. SG 138 £90
MDH520 greenish black and (aniline) orange, long gash headplate. Superb used cancelled part crisp '12 NOV 1910' second day of issue datestamp. Lovely and very scarce. SG 138 £225
D854 brown-purple and orange, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 139 SOLD
MDH704 1910 4d brown-purple and orange, long gash headplate. Very fine fresh mint. SG 139 £75
MDH740 1910 4d brown-purple and orange, long gash 3 headplate. Position 7 showing large part printer's mark lower right. Very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 139 £125
AMDH12 brown-purple and orange, long gash headplate. Position 2 with long gash in Queen’s ear. Superb fresh mint. SG 139 var. £225
MDH721 1910 4d brown-purple and orange, long gash headplate. Vertical pair positions 41-46, 46 showing King's extra curl. Hinged on upper stamp lower unmounted, very fine and fresh. SG 139 and var. £225
D857 brown-purple and orange, long gash headplate. Fine used. SG 139 £45
MDH424 black and orange, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 140 £40
MDH806 1910 4d black and orange, long gash headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 140 £50
RA9736 black and orange, long gash headplate. Pale subtle shades, very fine mint. SG 140 £45
MDH521 black and orange, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Very fine mint. SG 140 var. £150
MDH426 (purplish) black and orange, long gash headplate. Superb used cancelled crisp 'SHAMVA 7 MAR 1911' datestamp. Lovely and uncommon. SG 140 shade £75
RA4368 grey-black and orange, mid gash headplate. Position 36 showing rust flaw. Fine used part datestamp at left. Scarce. RSC A £55
D877 black and orange, hook headplate. Very fine mint. RSC B £45
MDH705 1910 4d black and orange, hook headplate. Very fine fresh mint. RSC B £45
AD220 1910 4d blue-black and dull orange, hook headplate. Area of gum loss verging on a thin at upper left, otherwise fine mint. A scarce printing in this perf. RSC C £100
D883 blue-black and dull orange, hook headplate. CTO 'SALISBURY'. Rare. RSC C £75
MDH464 Perf. 15, blue-black and dull orange, hook headplate. Very fine mint. SG 174 / RSC C SOLD
MDH807 1910 4d Perf. 15, blue-black and dull orange, hook headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 174 / RSC C £60
RA7535 Compound perf. 15 x 14, black and orange, hook headplate. Lower right corner block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. A lovely and very scarce multiple. SG 181 / RSC C £2,250
MDH728 1910 4d olive-black and yellow-orange, hook headplate. Left marginal position 20 showing medal marks. Hinge trace, superb and fresh mint. A rarity of the issue. RSC D

Note: a single sheet of this printing is known. From that sheet, rows 1 - 2, rows 6 - 8 remain intact, rows 9 and 10 remaining largely intact. As yet, not all of the balance of 15 stamps have been located.

£3,500
AD219 blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Gum loss from large hinge, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. RSC E £120
AD355 1910 4d blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. BLOCK OF TEN comprising two complete rows across the sheet with margins at both sides. Positions [31-35, 36-40], with [34] showing the ‘Reversed Gash in Queen’s Ear’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Absolutely superb and believed to be the largest surviving multiple of this stamp. Rare and spectacular. RSC E £4,250
MDH565 blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Very fine used. RSC E £40
RA3347 blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Superb used with full gum and intact colour, neat cancel place not visible dated '29 JUL 16'. RSC E £45
RA3348 blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Position 2 showing Queen's thick ear. Fine used, some colour loss, cancelled 'GWANDA 13 JUN 17'. RSC E var. £55
D893 Perf. 15, blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Fine mint. Scarce. SG 174 / RSC E £160
D897 Perf. 15, blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Fine used intact colour, prominent orange vertical smear top right value tablet, striking. SG 174 / RSC E £45
RA8537 Perf. 15, blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Very fine used on piece cancelled with corner datestamp. SG 174 / RSC E £45
RA8536 Perf. 15, blue-black and yellow-orange, thick ear headplate. Very fine used on piece cancelled with corner ‘BULAWAYO’ datestamp. SG 174 / RSC E £50
RA9738 blue-black and yellow-orange, no gash headplate. Toned perf. lower right, hinge trace if at all, fine mint. Scarce. RSC F £250
AD407 1910 4d blue-black and yellow-orange, no gash headplate. A few irregular perfs at right, otherwise very fine and fresh mint with a light hinge mark. Scarce. RSC F £225
D898 blue-black and yellow-orange, no gash headplate. Fine used. RSC F £35
RA6679 blue-black and yellow-orange, no gash headplate. Very fine used, part datestamp at top. RSC F £40
RA7221 blue-black and yellow-orange, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘BULAWAYO 10 JAN 17'. RSC F £45
RA8539 blue-black and yellow-orange, no gash headplate. Very fine used on piece cancelled ‘9 JUN 14. RSC F £45
RA2965 Perf. 15, blue-black and yellow-orange, no gash headplate. Position 39, very fine used cancelled '1 JAN 17', place not visible. Scarce. SG 174 / RSC F £70
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