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AR459 2/6 Arms, crude FORGERY in close to issued colours, on thick paper, with gum. Unusual. SG 6 forgery £25
AR455 1898 Arms 2½d, 3d, 2/6, 3/-, 7/6 & 10/-, each perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type R5). The 2/6 with small hinge thin, otherwise fine mint with hinge remainders. SG 80-1s, 85-6s, 88-9s £120
AR454 1898 Arms 1d red, 2d brown and 1/- bistre, each handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R3). The 1d with small tear, otherwise fine mint with hinge remainders. SG 78, 79, 84 Specimen £25
AR451 1898 Arms 1d rose (shade). Upper right horizontal corner marginal strip of five showing variety IMPERFORATE TO TOP MARGIN. Very fine or superb fresh mint with two stamps unmounted. Very scarce. Research by Gunnar Strehmel (1993) indicates 20 to 40 examples may exist. SG 77 var. £250
AR453 1898 Arms 1d rose. Horizontal pair with interpanneau margin between showing variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN LEFT STAMP AND GUTTER MARGIN AT RIGHT. Mint, though rather unfresh with some light staining on the reverse. Very rare. No example of this variety had been recorded in research by Gunnar Strehmel (1993). SG 77 var. £65
AR452 1898 Arms 3d claret. Horizontal pair with interpanneau gutter margin between showing the variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN LEFT STAMP AND GUTTER MARGIN AT RIGHT. Very fine used with Bulawayo CTO cancels (all known examples of this variety are CTO). Very scarce. Research by Gunnar Strehmel (1993) indicates as few as 12 examples may exist. SG 81 var. £125
AR460 NATIVE DEPT SALISBURY tc, large part strike dated 22 MR 01, on 1/- Arms (SG 35). Uncommon £35
AR461 c1910-20? £5 Coat-of-Arms with ornate surrounds, embossed without colour directly on to part of a licence form. Diagonal crease at top clear of the design, otherwise fine with fair to very good embossing. Very scarce. £45
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