GOLD COAST
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1894 20/-, dull mauve and blacken red. Upper right corner pair showing plate '3' in margin. Hinged on margin, stamp superb and fresh unmounted. Delightful. SG 25
REVENUE 1899 QV £5 lilac and black on red overprinted ‘JUDICIAL’ in black. Small pin hole otherwise very fine used with light central ‘COURT / (KWI)TTA / (CANC)ELLED’ circular marking. This denomination was not issued as a postage stamp. Very rare. Barefoot 10
SOLD
£1,100
Last update: 8th January, 2024
1875-89 Queen Victoria keytype, SG 1-20
GC13 1879 ½d olive-yellow, wmk. Crown CC. Fine used. SG 4 £15
GC14 1876 1d blue, wmk. Crown CC. Very fine mint. SG 5 £20
GC15 1876 1d blue, wmk. Crown CC. Horizontal pair, right stamp defective, otherwise very fine mint. SG 5 £25
GC16 1876 1d blue, wmk. Crown CC. Horizontal pair plus diagonally bisected single, on piece cancelled with neat 'B27' barred oval strikes. SG 5 (5a) £175
GC18 1879 2d green, wmk. Crown CC. Very fine mint. SG 6 £80
GC21 1884 28th February, large piece from Cape Coast to London, with full address, bearing 2d green bisected diagonally, tied by '556' barred oval with superb despatch datestamp alongside. Showing crayon '1' credit mark lower left, and on reverse dated handstamp 9th April 1884 of 'THEODOR BUHL & CO / STAMP MERCHANTS', demonstrating the early collectors interest in such useages. SG (6a) £275
GC25 1876 6d orange, wmk. Crown CC. Fine used cancelled with neat '554' barred oval. SG 8 £12
GC30 1884-91 ½d, 1d, 2d, 4d and 6d, wmk. Crown CA, each with manuscript 'Specimen' (as noted in Samuel). Light faults, mint. A RARE group. SG 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 spec. £600
GC656 1884 ½d dull green, wmk. Crown CA. Block of 15, showing minor flaws on stamp 1/1, break above 'E' of 'POSTAGE' and 1/3, break below 'H' of "HALF'. Hinged on upper row, lower unmounted, minor toning. SG 11a and vars. £60
GC653 1884 ½d dull green, wmk. Crown CA. Lower marginal strip of four showing plate '2' in margin. Hinged on margin which also has some light toning, stamps fine unmounted. SG 11a £30
GC647 1884 1d rose-carmine, wmk Crown CA. Block of four. Hinge trace on one otherwise fresh unmounted. SG 12 £40
GC651 1884 1d rose-carmine, wmk Crown CA. Block of 12 being the upper two rows of the sheet, showing plate '2' in margin. Blue '6' in margin, hinged in margin stamps fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 12 £145
GC648 1884 1d carmine, wmk Crown CA. Block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 12a £40
GC649 1884 1d carmine, wmk Crown CA. Lower left corner block of four showing plate '2' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 12a £45
GC664 1884 1d carmine, wmk Crown CA. Block of 30 being the lower five rows of the left pane, showing plate '1' and current number '1' in margin. Creased through third row, two stamps hinged otherwise unmounted. SG 12a £250
GC635 1884 2d grey, wmk. Crown CA, with manuscript 'Specimen' (as noted in Samuel). Fine mint, RARE. SG 13 spec. £125
GC662 1884 2d slate, wmk. Crown CA. Lower left corner block of 15 showing plate '1' and current number '1' in margin. Hinged on two stamps otherwise very fine unmounted, red crayon just encroaching onto one at base. SG 13b £275
GC638 1884 2½d ultramarine and orange, wmk. Crown CA. Block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 14 £65
GC671 1889 3d olive-yellow, wmk. Crown CA. Upper marginal showing current number '1' in margin. Very fine mint. SG 15 £45
GC627 1889 3d olive-yellow, wmk. Crown CA. Block of 12 being the lower two rows of the sheet, current number '1' and plate '1' in margin. Two stamps hinged and minor wrinkles otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 15 £450
GC668 1889 3d olive, wmk. Crown CA. Very fine mint. SG 15a £20
GC628 1889 3d olive, wmk. Crown CA. Lower marginal showing plate '2' in margin. Very fine mint. SG 15a £45
GC629 1889 3d olive, wmk. Crown CA. Right marginal block of four. Very fine mint. SG 15a £100
GC657 1889 3d olive, wmk. Crown CA. Very fine used cancelled SALT POND sc datestamps. SG 15a £15
GC633 1889 3d olive, wmk. Crown CA. Block of four, fine used cancelled CAPE COAST sc datestamps. SG 15a £55
GC632 1889 3d olive, wmk. Crown CA. Block of four, very fine used cancelled CHAMA sc datestamps. SG 15a £65
GC623 1885 4d rosy mauve, wmk. Crown CA. Upper marginal showing plate '2' in margin. Light faults, fine mint. SG 16a £25
GC625 1885 4d rosy mauve, wmk. Crown CA. Lower marginal strip of six showing plate '2' (twice) in margin. Hinged on two stamps and some light toning on upper left stamp, otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 16a £200
GC679 1889 6d orange, wmk. Crown CA. Block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 17 £110
GC616 1889 6d orange-brown, wmk. Crown CA. Lower marginal showing plate '2' in margin. Very fine mint. SG 17a £35
GC678 1889 6d orange-brown, wmk. Crown CA. Upper marginal pair showing plate '2' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 17a £90
GC646 1888 1/- violet, wmk. Crown CA. Showing broken 'E' of 'ONE'. plate '2' in margin. Gum yellowed, fine mint. SG 18 var. £40
GC643 1888 1/- violet, wmk. Crown CA. Lower marginal pair showing plate '2' in margin. Gum yellowed, fine mint. SG 18 £50
GC680 1888 1/- bright mauve, wmk. Crown CA. Block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 18a £70
GC611 1888 2/- yellow-brown, wmk. Crown CA. Very fine mint. SG 19 £80
GC612 1884 2/- deep brown, wmk. Crown CA. Very fine mint. SG 19a £40
GC681 1884 2/- deep brown, wmk. Crown CA. Block of four. Very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 19a £250
GC589 QV issue. Crude lithographic FORGERIES, the 1d in deeper blue and paler blue (corner pair), 4d single and corner pair, plus 6d corner single, colours associated with the issued duties. On thin unwatermarged paper, 'cancelled' with barred ovals. Unusual group. £60
GC73 1889 'ONE PENNY' on 6d surcharge, very fine used cancelled 'SALTPOND AU 28 89'. SG 20 £40
1889-1902 Queen Victoria keytype, SG 22-36
GC76 1889-94, set of four values each on piece, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Fine and fresh colours. SG 22s-25s £250
GC481 1889-94 QV 5s, 10s and both 20s, set of four values overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Wonderfully fresh and unmounted. A remarkable set. SG 22s-25s £425
GC77 1894 20/-, dull mauve and black on red, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine fresh mint. SG 25s £80
GC78 1894 20/-, dull mauve and black on red, overprinted 'SPECIMEN', right marginal vertical pair, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 25s £200
GC80 1889 5/-, dull mauve and blue, very fine used. SG 22 £15
GC81 1889 10/-, dull mauve and red, very fine mint. SG 23 £85
GC84 1894 20/-, dull mauve and black on red, very fine fresh mint. SG 25 £135
GC488 1894 20/-, dull mauve and blacken red. Upper right corner pair showing plate '3' in margin. Hinged on margin, stamp superb and fresh unmounted. Delightful. SG 25 SOLD
GC675 1894 20/-, dull mauve and black on red. Block of six, fine used cancelled 'AXIM SP 13 1900' sc datestamps, light blue crayon strokes affecting four. Scarce and most attractive. SG 25 £300
GC474 REVENUE 1899 QV 'JUDICIAL' overprints. The complete set of nine values to 20/-, variously cancelled. Odd light faults although a very difficult group to assemble. Barefoot 1-9 £325
GC91 REVENUE 1894 20/-, dull mauve and black on red, overprinted 'JUDICIAL', fine used cancelled indistinct datestamp. SG 25 JUDICIAL ovpt. £100
GC92 REVENUE 1894 20/-, dull mauve and black on red, overprinted 'JUDICIAL', very fine used cancelled 'WINNEBA / CANCELLED' datestamp. SG 25 JUDICIAL ovpt. £120
AM636 REVENUE 1899 QV £5 lilac and black on red overprinted ‘JUDICIAL’ in black. Small pin hole otherwise very fine used with light central ‘COURT / (KWI)TTA / (CANC)ELLED’ circular marking. This denomination was not issued as a postage stamp. Very rare. Barefoot 10 £1,100
GC505 1894 20/-, dull mauve and black on red, horizontal strip of three very fine used with large part 'CAPE COAST / CANCELLED / GOLD COAST’ cancels. Most attractive. SG 25 £100
GC98 1898-1902 ½d to 10/-, set of ten values overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. 10/- on piece with good colour, balance without gum and some loss of colours. SG 26s-34s £100
GC100 1898-1902 ½d to 10/-, set of ten values overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine and fresh with gum and original colours. SG 26s-34s £180
GC102 1898-1902 ½d to 10/-, set of ten values very fine and fresh mint. SG 26-34 £235
GC106 1902 2d dull mauve and orange-red, upper right corner block of four. Hinged on margin, stamps very fine unmounted. SG 27b £140
GC107 1899 1/-, green and black, superb used cancelled crisp 'KWITTA OC 31 1902' datestamp. SG 31 £20
1902 KEVII, SG 38-48
AM232 1902 KEVII complete set of 11, ½d to 20s, overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel type D12). Very fine and fresh mint. SG 38s-48s £170
GC607 1904 16th February, envelope bearing strip of thee KEVII 1d dull purple and carmine, the right stamp showing Damaged frame and crown flaw (left pane, row 1/3). Cancelled 'ACCRA', and sent 'Per S/S Sokoto' to the United States. Envelope fragile with small part missing at upper left corner. HIGHLY UNUSUAL commercial usage. SG 39, 39a £110
GC120 1902 KEVII 5/- green and mauve. Very fine fresh mint. SG 46 £55
GC123 1902 KEVII 5/- green and mauve, lower marginal showing plate '1' in margin. Stamp superb unmounted. SG 46 £90
GC441 1902 KEVII 5/- green and mauve, lower marginal showing plate '1' in margin. Stamp superb unmounted. SG 46 £90
GC125 1902 KEVII 10/- green and brown. Very fine mint. SG 47 £65
GC126 1902 KEVII 10/- green and brown, left marginal. Hinge trace, superb and fresh mint. SG 47 £75
GC129 1902 KEVII 20s purple and black on red. Superb and fresh unmounted, uncommon as such. SG 48 £295
GC674 1902 KEVII 20s purple and black on red. Lower marginal showing plate '1' in margin. Pristine unmounted. Lovely and scarce. SG 48 £375
GC473 REVENUE 1903 KEVII 'JUDICIAL' overprints. Complete set of 11 values to 20s including both 2/6 colours. The 1d to 6d large part gum with the balance variously cancelled and perfined. Odd light faults although a very difficult group to assemble. Barefoot 11-19 £300
GC130 REVENUE 1903 KEVII 20s purple and black on red, overprinted 'JUDICIAL'. Perfined and blue crayon cancel, fine and uncommon. Barefoot 19 £100
1904-06 KEVII, SG 49-57
GC592 1904-06 KEVII ½d to 2/6, wmk. Crown CA. Complete set of seven values, fine or very fine mint. SG 49-57 £130
GC593 1906 KEVII ½d dull purple and green. Upper marginal showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG 49 £6
GC596 1904 KEVII 2d dull purple and orange-red. Lower left corner pair showing plate '1' in margin. Very fine mint. SG 51 £40
GC597 1904 KEVII 2d dull purple and orange-red., chalk-surfaced paper. Upper marginal block of four, upper right stamp showing Damaged frame and Crown flaw (left pane, row 1/3). Hinged on margin, stamps very fine and fresh unmounted. Very scarce in this ideal positional format. SG 51ab var. (unlisted at present) £450
GC598 1905 KEVII 3d dull purple and orange. Upper marginal showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamp superb unmounted. SG 53 £120
GC137 1906 KEVII 3d dull purple and orange, chalk-surfaced paper. Very fine mint. SG 53a £22
GC138 6d dull purple and violet, chalky paper. Very fine mint. SG 54a £35
GC563 6d dull purple and violet, ordinary paper. Showing Damaged frame and crown flaw (left pane, row 1/3). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 54ab £425
GC140 1906 KEVII 2/6 green and yellow. Very fine fresh mint. SG 57 £30
GC601 1906 KEVII 2/6 green and yellow. Lower right corner block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Minor stain at lower right, very fine and fresh unmounted. Lovely and scarce. SG 57 £220
1907-13 KEVII, SG 59-68
GC587 c1907 'IMPERIUM' colour trial denominated '6d', in grey-brown and red. Affixed to piece printed at top 'No. 20 Yellow paper. / Duty, S.F. Red. Head, D.F. Black'. Very fine and fresh. £275
GC602 1907-13 KEVII ½d to 5/-. Complete set of ten values plus additional shades of the ½d, 6d and chalk-surfaced 2s. Odd light fault, fine or very fine mint. SG 59-68, 59b, 64a, 66a £170
GC606 1910 26th January, envelope bearing KEVII ½d dull green, showing Damaged frame and crown flaw (left pane, row 1/3). Lightly cancelled part 'COOMASSIE' datestamp, sent at the reduced printed paper unsealed rate to Switzerland. HIGHLY UNUSUAL commercial usage. SG 59a £125
GC603 1907 KEVII 1d red. Lower marginal block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Folded vertically and minor faults on upper pair, lower unmounted. SG 60 £50
GC588 1911 KEVII 6d dull and bright purple. Upper marginal plate '1' block of four, upper right stamp showing Damaged frame and crown flaw (left pane, row1/3). Vertical bend through left pair, very fine unmounted. Scarce in this ideal positional flaw and condition. SG 64b, 64a £450
GC154 1913 KEVII 5/- green and red on yellow. Very fine mint. SG 68 £50
GC427 1913 KEVII 5/- green and red on yellow. Very fine mint. SG 68 £50
GC384 1913 KEVII 5/- green and red on yellow. Superb unmounted. SG 68 £85
1908 KEVII, SG 69
GC586 1908 KEVII 1d red. Lower left corner block of six showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on two stamps otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 70 £75
1913-21 KGV, SG 70-84
AM975 1913 watermark Multiple Crown CA, KGV 1d red. Lower marginal example showing Plate number ‘1’. Very fine mint with faint hinge mark. SG 72 £7
GC177 3d purple on pale yellow, die II. Very fine mint. SG 77e £40
GC411 3d purple on pale yellow, die II. Very fine mint. SG 77e £40
GC414 2/6 black and red on blue, die II. Very fine mint. SG 81a £35
GC371 2/6 black and red on blue, die II. Right marginal superb fresh mint. SG 81a £35
GC418 5/- green and red on yellow, white back, very fine mint. SG 82b £22
GC420 10/- green and red on blue-green, olive back. Very fine mint. SG 83a £35
GC682 10/- green and red on blue-green, olive back. Upper marginal strip of three, showing plate '8' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. Lovely multiple. SG 83a £250
GC195 10/- green and red on blue-green, olive back. Very fine used. SG 83a £40
GC604 10/- green and red on emerald back. Lower right corner block of four. Very fine unmounted. Lovely. SG 83b £300
AA400 20/- purple and black on red, very fine mint. SG 84 £110
GC374 20/- purple and black on red, left marginal very fine mint. SG 84 £140
GC676 20/- purple and black on red. Lower right corner pair showing plate '8' in margin. Superb fresh mint. Lovely and scarce. SG 84 £525
1918 WAR TAX, SG 85
GC578 1918 1d red, overprinted 'WAR TAX / ONE PENNY'. Lower right corner block of six showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on one stamp otherwise superb unmounted. SG 85 £35
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