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The 'Abaco' Collection of Bahamas

Sale number: 57

Tuesday 22nd June 2010

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1 £350
Bahamas: 1769 missionary entire, endorsed ''Harbour Island in the Bahamas'' dated ''New Providence Decr/. 12. 1769'', carried privately to London and placed into the Penny Post. Fine Dockwra type ''PAYD/PENY/POST/T/TU'' of the Temple office and Westminster time stamp for 7 o'clock on reverse. A fine early item in exceptional condition. Ex 'Staircase' (1999). Photo.
2 £2000
Bahamas: 1802 (Dec. 7th) missionary entire addressed to London, with ''1/10'' rate mark, bearing a superb strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' handstamp (type B1), a highly important item, the earliest recorded Bahamas handstamp. This handstamp was used at the Crooked Island Post Office until sometime before October 1836 when it was transferred to Nassau. London ''JAN 26/1803'' receiving circular datestamp on reverse. Ex Collett (1965), Moreton Black (1996). Photo.
3 £6500
Bahamas: 1805 entire to London, with ''2/-'' rate mark and showing a very fine strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B1) but in red, with ''A/JUN 12/1805'' receiving mark on reverse. Extremely rare and a key Bahamas item, one of only two examples in red recorded used from Crooked Island, the other example is in the Louis E Bradbury collection. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
4 £500
Bahamas: 1814 cover to London with ''2/2'' rate mark and a very fine strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B1), ''10 JY 1814'' arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
5 £260
Bahamas: 1825 cover (left side flap removed) to London with ''2/2'' rate mark and a good clear strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B1), ''25 JY 25/1825'' arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Ex Hoey (2004). Photo.
6 £3800
Bahamas: 1835 (March 21st) entire from New Providence to London with ''2/2'' rate mark on front and on reverse a mainly fine strike of the small two line ''BAHAMAS/MAR. 1835'' datestamp (type B2), also ''11 JU 11/1835'' arrival datestamp, some minor cover stains. This is the first handstamp produced locally by the Nassau Postmaster (only recorded in use between March and June 1835), as the type 1 handstamp was still at the Crooked Island Post Office. Extremely rare, the earliest of the two recorded examples. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
7 £4000
Bahamas: 1835 (June 2nd) entire from Nassau to London with ''2/2'' rate mark and on reverse a clear fine strike of the two line ''BAHAMAS/JUNE 2, 1835'' handstamp (type B2), also ''3 AU 3/1835'' arrival mark. This is the first handstamp produced locally by the Nassau Postmaster (only recorded in use between March and June 1835), as the type 1 handstamp was still at the Crooked Island Post Office. Extremely rare, the finer of the two recorded examples. Photo.
8 £1000
Bahamas: 1836 cover (one side-flap removed) to London with ''2/2'' rate mark on front and on reverse a fine strike of the small straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B2), also ''6 JU 6/1836'' arrival c.d.s. This rare locally produced handstamp is recorded in use for only seven months. Ex 'Staircase' (1999). Photo.
9 £1800
Bahamas: 1839 (July 27th) missionary entire from Rock Sound to London with ''2/2'' rate mark on front, and, on the reverse, a superb strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B4a with dropped ''AS''), also ''26 NO 26/1839'' London arrival c.d.s., very rare. Ex Ayre (1979) and 'Staircase' (1999). Photo.
10 £1000
Bahamas: 1841 (Jan. 9th) missionary entire from Nassau to London with ''1/-'' rate mark on front and on reverse a superb strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B4b), also ''17 MR 17/1841'' London arrival c.d.s., very rare. Ex Moreton Black (1996). Photo.
11 £1850
Bahamas: 1842 (circa) entire originally containing legal documents from Nassau to New Orleans, marked ''Pd'' also ''6'' and ''18/-'' rate marks, bearing a superb strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B5) in reddish-brown, also unframed ''SHIP'' handstamp in blue. The entire a little worn and stained along filing folds. The earliest recorded prepaid letter from the Bahamas and the first recorded use of the type B5 in ''red''. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
12 £1350
Bahamas: 1842 (March 5th) missionary entire to London with ''1/-'' rate mark and on reverse a fine strike of the straight line ''BAHAMAS'' (type B5), also ''4 AP 4/1842'' London arrival c.d.s., very rare, recorded in use only for the first few months of 1842. Ex Ayre (1979) and 'Staircase' (1999). Photo.
13 £7800
Bahamas: 1843 (circa) undated envelope addressed to Nassau, endorsed ''One letter'' and with ''4'' rate mark, bearing a superb strike of the two line ''BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER'' in red. This is believed to be the only recorded example in this colour. Photo.
14 £220
Bahamas: 1844 (May) entire (one flap missing) addressed to London, with ''1/-'' and ''1/1'' rate marks, bearing on reverse ''NASSAU NEW PROVIDENCE/MY 9/1841'' double arc datestamp (Type N1), partly overstruck by red ''JU 5 1844'' receiving mark. Photocopy of B.P.A. certificate (1968). Photo.
15 £190
Bahamas: 1847 (April) envelope (lower flap missing and minor edge wear) addressed to ''Stephen Dillet Esquire Post Office Bahamas'' and endorsed ''To be forwarded through the General Post Office London'' with ''8'' (deleted) and ''1/8'' rate marks, bearing very fine two line ''PACKET LETTER/PORTSMOUTH'' handstamp, Portsmouth transit c.d.s. and three London datestamps on reverse. Photo.
16 £1200
Bahamas: 1849 (Nov. 6th) entire from Turks Island to London, with ''1/4'' rate mark, a fine strike of the two line ''BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER'' (type S1) on the front and with two strikes on reverse of the Bahamas double arc datestamps dated Nov. 12th and Nov. 28th with inverted and reversed code ''C'', opens out well for display. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
17 £1400
Bahamas: 1851 (March 31st) entire to London, with ''1/4'' and ''1/2'' rate marks, a fine strike of the two line ''BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER'' (type S1), backstamped superb Bahamas double arc datestamp and London ''23 MY 23/1851'' arrival c.d.s., cover tear at foot well clear of markings, otherwise fine and rare. Ex 'Staircase' (1999). Photo.
18 £1300
Bahamas: 1851 (Dec. 17th) entire from Grand Turk to London, with ''1/4'' rate mark and a fine strike of the two line ''BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER'' (type S1), backstamped Bahamas double arc datestamp dated Jan. 1st 1852 and London 27th Feb. 1852 receiving c.d.s., fine. Photo.
20 £2300
Bahamas: 1859 (Feb. 11th) entire letter headed ''Inagua'' to London, manuscript ''6d paid'' and bearing a superb strike of the Crowned circular ''PAID/AT/BAHAMAS'' (type P1) with London receiving mark alongside both in red, with double arc ''BAHAMAS'' datestamp on reverse, most attractive. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
21 £1150
Bahamas: 1862 neat envelope addressed to Nassau, endorsed ''Pr Schooner Tees via Inagua'' and ''4d. Ship Letter'', with double arc ''BAHAMAS/AU 4/1862/A'', a rare Out Island mail item. Photo.
22 £1600
Bahamas: 1863 Confederate Blockade Runner cover from Charleston per ''Leopard'' addressed to Germany, manuscript ''1/5'' in red and ''1'' in blue, two strikes of the ''NASSAU/PAID'' c.d.s's. London transit and oval framed ''P D'' all in red, also a large blue oval ''FORWARDED BY/HENRY ADDERLEY & Co./NASSAU. N.P./BAHAMAS'' cachet, with Paris/Strasbourg T.P.O. and three transit marks on reverse, attractive. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
23 £820
Bahamas: 1863 (Sept.) cover to Boston, bearing 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, perf 121/2, 4d. bright rose pair cancelled ''A 05'' with U.S.A. 3c. (2, one uncancelled and affixed below the 4d. pair), overstamped by ''NEW YORK/BR. PKT'' datestamp, and with blue crayon ''Due 2'' and ''7'' alongside. The cover with a few faults, the pair and uncancelled 3c. lifted and hinged back in place. A rare and unusual double rate franking. R.P.S. certificate (1963). It has been suggested that the use of the 3c. adhesives would seem to have been an attempt to pre-pay the U.S. ship postage, it seems that the U.S. postal official did not notice the obscured stamp which might explain the due markings. Photo.
24 £750
Bahamas: 1864 (July 6th) Confederate Blockade Runner cover from the Burckmyer correspondence addressed to Liverpool, with manuscript ''1/5'' over ''7'' totalling ''2/-'' in blue crayon, large handstruck ''2/-'' and Liverpool arrival c.d.s., with Bahamas double arc datestamp on reverse, original cross-written letter headed ''Fort Pemberton July 6. 1864'', a few cover imperfections. Photo.
25 £300
Bahamas: 1864 (Sept. 21st) orange envelope to Rhode Island, with red crayon ''4'' rate mark, fine ''NASSAU/B/PAID'' c.d.s. and ''5/OCT 1/N. YORK BR PKT'', fine. Photo.
26 £2200
Bahamas: 1864 (Oct. 18th) Confederate Blockade Runner envelope addressed to Warwick Bermuda, with manuscript endorsement ''Care of Messrs Middleton & Co. New York'', bearing 1863-77 perf. 121/2 4d. rose pair cancelled ''A 05'', with red crayon ''8'' mark, backstamped by unframed circular ''NASSAU-NEW-PROVIDENCE'' type N2 datestamp and Halifax October 27th transit mark, a few cover faults. The blockade runner ''Ellen'' had arrived in Halifax from Nassau on October 26th. Photo.
28 £160
Bahamas: 1865 (July 22nd) envelope to Charleston, bearing 1863-77 4d. (defective), cancelled ''A 05'' with ''5/N. YORK BR.PKT'' datestamp, framed ''UNCLAIMED'' in red and black, boxed ''ADV./AUG 11/1865'', and showing Bahamas double arc datestamp and Charleston receiving mark on reverse. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
29 £3000
Bahamas: 1870 (March 28th) Soldier's envelope (small faults) addressed to Savannah-La-Mar, Jamaica, endorsed at top ''From No. 1149 J.F. Williams, Detachment 2 W.I. Regt.'' and countersigned by the commanding Officer, bearing 1863-77 perf. 121/2 1d. rose-red cancelled by ''A 05'', with red crayon ''1'' rate mark, manuscript ''Unclaimed'' in red ink and boxed ''RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH/JAMAICA'' datestamp, showing on the reverse Bahamas, St. Thomas and Kingston datestamps, and manuscript ''The writer gone away'', very rare. Photo.
30 £2600
Bahamas: 1870 (March 28th) Soldier's cover to Trinidad, endorsed at top ''From no 989 Lce. Corpl. Henry G. Parris, Detachment 2nd. W.I Regt'' and countersigned by the commanding officer, bearing 1863-77 1d. red cancelled by ''A 05'', red crayon ''1'' rate mark, red unframed ''UNCLAIMED'', also manuscript ''Not Found'', the reverse showing Bahamas, St. Thomas and Trinidad transit and receiving marks and manuscript ''The writer gone away'', very rare. Photo.
31 £1050
Bahamas: 1870 (Sept. 19th) yellow envelope to Belize, British Honduras, bearing 1863-77 perf. 121/2 4d. rose lightly cancelled ''A 05'', and showing semi-circular ''MISSENT/TO/NEW. YORK'' and ''RETURNED FOR/POSTAGE'' both in red, and superb Bahamas double arc datestamp on reverse, attractive. Photo.
34 £900
Bahamas: 1880 (May 20th) O.H.M.S. envelope to New Haven, Connecticut. bearing 1863-77 perf. 14 4d. bright rose vertical pair, cancelled by ''A 05'', to pay the rate of 8d. for a letter to New York not exceeding half an ounce in weight, receiving upon arrival in New York ''U.S.CHARGE/TO/COLLECT 6 Cents'' mark and an irregular strip of three U.S. 2c. postage due adhesives attached. The cover is a little toned, nevertheless a rare and attractive item. Ex Hoey (2004). Photo.
35 £160
Bahamas: 1915 (May 15th) cover to New York, bearing 1912-19 1d. tied by ''HOPE BAY'' c.d.s. with another strike alongside, ''NASSAU/19 MAY 15/BAHAMAS'', also boxed ''HAVE YOU BEEN TO/NASSAU, BAHAMAS/IF NOT. WHY NOT.'', fine and rare. Photo.
36 £280
Bahamas: 1927 (Feb. 28th) envelope to U.S.A., bearing 1921-37 1d. tied by ''NASSAU/BAHAMAS'' c.d.s's and fine three line ''NASSAU/BEST/CLIMATE/BATHING/HOTELS'' slogan, very rare and believed only two examples recorded. Photo.
37 £260
Bahamas: 1927 (July 20th) envelope to U.S.A., bearing 1921-37 1d. tied by ''NASSAU/BAHAMAS'' c.d.s. with another strike alongside and fine three line ''NASSAU CALLING/MORE ATTRACTIVE/THAN EVER'' slogan. Only recorded by Proud on this date, very rare. Photo.
38 £240
Bahamas: 1928 (June 9th) printed envelope, from Coopers Town, Abaco, registered to U.S.A. bearing 1921-37 1d. (3, one torn at top) cancelled by manuscript ''CT/9/6/28'', with Nassau registration etiquette and backstamped by Nassau, New York and Greenville datestamps, rare. Photo
39 £200
Bahamas: 1928 (Nov. 10th) envelope from Jamaica bearing 1/2d. and 1d., addressed to Government House, St. Lucia, with ''MISSENT TO BAHAMAS'' with Nassau c.d.s., Castries arrival backstamp. Photo.
40 £190
Bahamas: 1932 (May 28th) envelope to Nassau, bearing 1921-37 1/2d. with manuscript ''Riowood 28/5/32'' and ''LONG CAY/BAHAMAS'' c.d.s. in blue, fine and rare. Photo.
41 £190
Bahamas: 1937 (Jan. 18th) envelope to U.S.A., bearing 1921-37 11/2d. (3) and 21/2d. (2), each cancelled ''Marlin Head'' in blue with matching ''CAT CAY/BAHAMAS'' c.d.s., fine. Photo.
42 £110
Bahamas: 1944 (Oct. 25th) envelope to New York, bearing 1938-52 1/2d. (6), cancelled ''LOWER BOGUE/BAHAMAS'' c.d.s. with manuscript date ''25/10'44'', fine and scarce. Photo.
43 £4000
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d., a completed die proof in black on India paper affixed to card (50 x 60mm), very fine, very rare and most attractive. Photo.
44 £650
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. imperforate plate proof in black on card, a block of four from the top of the sheet [R. 7-8/17-18] position 8 showing plate flaws consisting of two small marks below ''LA of ''INTERINSULAR'', fine. Photo.
45 £680
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. imperforate plate proof in black on card, a block of four from the right of the sheet [R. 29-30/39-40] with position 40 showing a constant plate scratch running through the letters ''NSULAR'' of ''INTERINSULAR'', fine. Photo.
46 £280
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. imperforate plate proof in black on card, fine. Photo.
47 £750
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. pale lake on medium to thick gummed paper, in a fine block of eight from the left of the sheet, with horizontal ink lines denoting Reference or Specimen stamps. some slight creasing otherwise fine. Ex Hoey (2004). Photo.
49 £1500
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. reddish lake on thick opaque paper, fine and fresh unused with small part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1968). S.G. 1, cat. 5,000. Photo.
50 £450
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. reddish lake on thick opaque paper, used, cancelled by part ''A 05'', close to large margins, minute thin, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1986). S.G. 1, cat. 2,250. Photo.
51 £150
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. reddish lake on medium to thick gummed paper in a block of four, also a single with manuscript horizontal line. Photo.
52 £260
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. dull lake on thin paper, a mint block of nine, pair and single, mainly fine with original gum. S.G. 2. Photo.
53 £150
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. dull lake on thin paper, a mint block of six, one with slight crease, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 2. Photo.
54 £250
Bahamas: 1859 (June 10th)-60: 1d. dull lake on thin paper, a mint block of six, from the right of the sheet [pos. 28-30/38-40] positions 30 and 40 with constant plate scratches, fine and fresh. S.G. 2. Photo.
55 £150
Bahamas: 1860 (Oct.) Clean-cut perf. 14 to 16, 1d. lake, a good used example. S.G. 3, cat. 750. Photo.
56 £300
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 1d. lake a fine mint horizontal pair with part original gum. S.G. 4, cat. 1,300+. Photo.
57 £150
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 1d. lake unused (faded) with R.P.S. certificate (1974), also two used examples with imperfections. S.G. 4. Photo.
58 £1200
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 4d. imperforate plate proof in black on card, a fine block of six from the foot of the sheet.
59 £240
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 4d. imperforate plate proof in black on card, fine. Photo.
60 £6000
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 4d. dull rose, in a very fine and fresh mint block of four showing an extra row of horizontal perforations at top, with large part original gum and of excellent colour, a rare multiple. Ex Burrus (1963), Ludington (1999) and Baillie (2005). S.G. 5. Photo.
61 £200
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 4d. dull rose, unused and used examples, good condition. S.G. 5. Photo.
62 £1100
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 6d. imperforate plate proof in black on card, a fine block of six from the foot of the sheet. Photo.
63 £320
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf 14 to 16, 6d. grey-lilac and 6d. pale dull lilac, used, both with small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 6, a, cat. 1,100. Photo.
65 £2600
Bahamas: 1861-62 Trial perforation 11 to 121/2 1d. lake, in an unused horizontal pair, part original gum, variety imperforate between vertically, fine and fresh. This stamp was perforated by the ''B'' machine which was commissioned after the last despatch of stamps printed by Perkins Bacon. It was not sent out to the Colony. B.P.A. certificate (1960). S.G. 7, cat. 4,500 as singles. Photo.
69 £260
Bahamas: 1862 No watermark, Perf. 111/2, 12, 1d. carmine-lake, unused without gum and two used examples, fine. S.G. 8. Photo.
70 £90
Bahamas: 1862 No watermark, Perf. 111/2, 12, 1d. carmine-lake, two examples, also 1d. brown-lake, all used, good to fine. S.G. 8, 9, cat. 610. Photo.
71 £150
Bahamas: 1862 No watermark, Perf. 111/2, 12, 1d. brownish-lake, unused without gum, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1990). S.G. 9, cat. 1,500. Photo.
72 £1950
Bahamas: 1862 No watermark, Perf. 111/2, 12, 4d. dull rose with diagonal manuscript ''Specimen'', perforations slightly clipped at right, otherwise fine with part original gum, rare. Ex Ludington (1999). S.G. 10s. Photo.
73 £200
Bahamas: 1862 No watermark, Perf. 111/2, 12, 4d. dull rose, two used examples, one with traces of toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 10, cat. 850. Photo.
74 £200
Bahamas: 1862 No watermark, Perf. 111/2, 12, 6d. lavender-grey, two used examples, neatly cancelled by ''A 05'', one with a few trimmed perfs at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 11. Photo.
75 £4200
Bahamas: 1862 No watermark, Perf. 111/2, 12, compound with Perf. 11, 4d. dull rose [pos. 60], fine used on Royal Victoria Hotel advertising envelope, addressed to New York, neatly cancelled ''A 05'', with circular ''NEW-YORK SHIP LETTER/5'' datestamp below, with ''BAHAMAS'' double arc datestamp on reverse, most attractive. Also a postcard of the hotel. Philatelic Foundation certificate (1977), with note below by Ludington noting that this item is the first recorded example on cover. S.G. 14. Photo.
76 £400
Bahamas: 1862 Perf. 13 4d. dull rose, unused without gum, blunted corner at upper left, otherwise fine. S.G. 18, cat. 2,750. Photo.
77 £4500
Bahamas: 1862 Perf. 13, 4d. dull rose, a block of four, unused without gum, trimmed at foot and at left, the lower left stamp with a small nick at top, nevertheless a remarkable and extremely rare multiple. S.G. 18, cat. 11,000 as singles. Photo.
78 £120
Bahamas: 1862 Perf. 13 4d. dull rose, fine lightly cancelled by ''A 05''. R.P.S. certificate (1978). S.G. 18, cat. 375. Photo.
79 £95
Bahamas: 1862 Perf. 13 6d. lilac, neatly cancelled ''A 05'', blunted perfs at left, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1977). S.G. 19a, cat. 450. Photo.
80 £110
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 1d brown-lake with watermark inverted and reversed, unused with part original gum, clipped perfs on three sides, also two unused normals (one without gum with B.P.A. certificate 1977), other part original gum, fine. S.G. 20, y (unpriced unused). Photo.
81 £100
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 1d. carmine-lake an unused horizontal pair, large part original gum, also 1d. carmine-lake (aniline) fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 21, 22. Photo.
82 £1600
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 1d. carmine-lake, used on undated cover (few pulled perfs at foot) from an Out Island to Nassau. neatly tied by barred oval ''27'', neat manuscript ''Unclaimed'' and unframed ''ADVERTISED'' handstamp in red. A very rare local rate cover. Ex Ludington (1999). S.G. 21. Photo.
83 | £110
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 1d. rose-red horizontal pair, also single with watermark reversed (B.P.A. certificate, 1977), 1d. vermilion three singles, one with watermark reversed, unused, part original gum, also used single, fine. S.G. 23, x, 25, x.
84 £2800
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 1d. red, 4d. rose (vertical crease), 6d. deep violet (thinned), all imperforate, also 1863-80 1s. green straight edge at left, all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D5), a unique group. Ex Latto (1992) and ''Staircase'' (1999). B.P.A. certificate (1992) for each. S.G. 24s, 26s, 31s, 39s. Photo.
85 £3500
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 1d. vermilion in a mint block of fifteen, [6-10/16-20/26-30] with [8], [20], [26] and [30] with plate scratches, a rare multiple, fine and fresh appearance. Ex Charlton Henry 1961 and Ayre 1979. B.P.A. certificate (1988). S.G. 25. Photo.
86 £1100
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. bright rose in a mint horizontal pair from the upper left corner of the sheet, the right stamp with corner crease and fault, otherwise fine, attractive and of very fresh appearance. Ex Hoey (2004). S.G. 26. Photo.
87 £380
Bahamas: 1866 (April 9th) envelope (small faults) with embossed advertisment for the Royal Victoria Hotel at top left, bearing two 1863-77 perf. 121/2 4d. bright rose cancelled by single ''A 05'' with circular framed ''10'' alongside, Bahamas double arc datestamp on reverse. Photo.
88 £1400
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. bright rose, three examples (one with corner crease) used on 1868 (April 2nd) mourning envelope (part of flap cut away) to France, lightly cancelled ''A 05'', red crayon ''4'' alongside, also red oval framed ''P D'' below, ''ANGL AMB. CALAIS'' c.d.s., backstamped by Bahamas, London and Nice datestamps, a rare franking. Photo.
89 £320
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. dull rose imperforate plate proof on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo.
90 £750
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. dull rose (small tear at base and a few trimmed perfs at base), tied by lightly struck ''A 05'' to 1864 (March 2nd) envelope to Vermont, and bearing red boxed ''SENT-BACK-TO-ENGLAND/WITHOUT-A-REASON/FOR-NON-DELIVERY'' and ''5 N. YORK BR. PKT'' datestamp. It is believed that the ''Sent Back'' cachet may have been applied at Nassau or at the British P.O. in Havana to account for the delay or in lieu of a missent mark. A most interesting and rare item. Photo.
92 £900
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. dull rose pair, used on 187(?) envelope to New York, cancelled by ''A 05'' with handstruck ''6'' below and faint arrival c.d.s., also ''NASSAU-NEW-PROVIDENCE'' datestamp on reverse, a rare and attractive double rate franking. B.P.A. certificate (1988). Photo.
93 £180
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. dull rose fine used on 1872 (Nov. 25th) cover (one flap removed), addressed to New York, lightly cancelled by ''A 05'', with ''N.Y.STEAMSHIP/3'' datestamp. Photo.
94 £350
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. dull rose fine used on 1879 (Feb. 26th) mourning envelope to New York, cancelled by ''A 05'' with ''NEW YORK/DUE/3/U.S.CURRENCY'' datestamp, fine. Photo.
95 £1150
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 4d. brownish rose fine used on 1876 (March 8th) envelope to Salem. cancelled by ''BAHAMAS'' c.d.s. type B 7II, unframed ''Due 3'' alongside and ''N.YORK/STEAMSHIP'' datestamp below, neat and attractive. B.P.A. certificate (1996). Photo.
96 £1200
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 6d. lilac fine used on orange 1865 (March 13th) envelope, cancelled by ''A 05'', with boxed ''ADVERTISED'' and ''5/N.YORK BR. PKT'' datestamp, the reverse showing double arc ''NASSAU-NEW-PROVIDENCE'' datestamp. Photo.
98 £260
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 6d. violet, imperforate plate proof on ungummed watermarked paper, two natural vertical creases, otherwise fine. Photo.
99 £550
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 6d. violet (deep), imperforate plate proof handstamped ''CANCELLED'' (Samuel type D4), on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Ex Ludington (1999) and Baillie (2005). Photo.
100 £3200
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf 121/2, 6d. deep violet, the watermark inverted variety in a fine and fresh mint block of four. A rare multiple of outstanding appearance. R.P.S. certificate (2003). S.G. 31w. Photo.
101 £110
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 14, 1d. scarlet vermilion pair and single, unused, part original gum, fresh appearance. S.G. 33. Photo.
103 £5000
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 14, 4d. bright rose, in a mint block of four from the top of the sheet showing guide lines, faint traces of fox marks on gum, otherwise fine and extremely fresh, a rare multiple. Ex Ludington (1999). S.G. 35. Photo.
104 £290
Bahamas: 1863-77 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 14, 4d. bright rose, a fine mint example from the foot of the sheet, fresh appearance. S.G. 35, cat. 375. Photo.
105 £2100
Bahamas: 1863-80 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 121/2, 1s. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), unmarked, fine, rare and most attractive. B.P.A. certificate (1988). Photo.
107 £1150
Bahamas: 1863-80 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 121/2, 1s. imperforate plate proof horizontal pair, on gummed watermarked paper, vertical crease between, just affecting one stamp, otherwise fine and rare. B.P.A. certificate (1984). Photo.
108 £1150
Bahamas: 1863-80 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 121/2, 1s. imperforate plate proof handstamped ''CANCELLED'' type D7, small scissor-cut in top margin at left well clear of the design, otherwise fine without gum. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
109 £380
Bahamas: 1863-80 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 121/2, 1s. green a used horizontal pair, neatly cancelled by single ''A 05'', fine. S.G. 38, cat. 600. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
110 £1500
Bahamas: 1863-80 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 121/2, 1s. green fine used on 1873 (June 10th) envelope (flap missing) to England, tied by fine ''A 05'', with ''PAID/LIVERPOOL/U.S.PACKET'' datestamp in red, with Bahamas and Gosport c.d.s.'s. on reverse. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. 38. Photo.
111 | £250
Bahamas: 1863-80 Watermark Crown CC, Perf. 14 1s. green on thick paper mint block (6 x 2) from foot of pane with plate number ''1'', two singles, mint, also used blocks of twenty-three and eight and two singles, mainly good to fine. S.G. 39ba.
112 £700
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 12, 1d. scarlet-vermilion, in a mint block (4 x 6) from the left of the sheet, most stamps unmounted, mainly fine. S.G. 40. Photo.
113 | £420
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 12, 1d. scarlet-vermilion, mint selection of the plate scratches, comprising block of six [R. 1-3/11-13], eight blocks of four [R. 2-3/12-13], [R. 7-8/17-18] (2), [R. 9-10/19-20], [R. 29-30/39-40], [R. 25-26/35-36] (2), [R. 47-48/57-58], mostly fine. S.G. 40.
114 £190
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 12, 1d. scarlet-vermilion three used (one with watermark reversed, two with B.P.A. certificates, 1977), 4d. rose unused with small part original gum and five used examples (one with B.P.A. certificate, 1977), mainly good to fine. S.G. 40, 41. Photo.
115 £1150
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 12, 1d. scarlet-vermilion vertical strip of four used on 1884 (June 10th) envelope with contents, addressed to Illinois, cancelled by barred oval ''B'', on reverse has Bahamas, New York and Rockford datestamps. The writer, acting as Clerk to the Supreme Court, mentions a plot to blow up the Governor who, as one of the Magistrates investigating the Phoenix Park murders in Dublin, was to be subsequently much hated by the Irish. A rare 4d. rate cover. Photo.
116 £190
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 12, 4d. rose, unused with large part original gum, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1971). S.G. 41, cat. 550. Photo.
118 £600
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 12, 4d. rose horizontal pair, fine used on 1885 (Feb. 2nd) envelope to Baltimore, lightly cancelled by single barred oval ''B'', the reverse showing Bahamas, New York and Baltimore datestamps. Photo.
120 £750
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 14, 1d. scarlet-vermilion strip of three and single (torn), used on 1883 (March 13th) envelope to Germany, endorsed at top ''Via Havana, stamps cancelled by barred oval ''B'', and with Bahamas, London and Dresden datestamps on reverse, the envelope previously opened out for diaplay and with slight peripheral faults, otherwise fine and an attractive franking. S.G. 42. Photo.
121 £300
Bahamas: 1882 (March) Watermark Crown CA, Perf. 14, 4d. rose, two unused (one thinned) and two used examples (one with B.P.A. certificate, 1977), fair to fine. S.G. 43. Photo.
123 | £110
Bahamas: 1882-98 watermark Crown CA perf. 14 1s. green two blocks of four (toned gum), one from the upper left corner of the sheet with ''23'' current number, 1s. blue-green two blocks of four, mint, also four used, mainly fine. S.G. 44, 44a.
124 £150
Bahamas: 1883 ''FOURPENCE'' on 6d. deep violet, unused without gum, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1976). S.G. 45, cat. 550. Photo.
125 £150
Bahamas: 1883 ''FOURPENCE'' on 6d. deep violet, surcharged diagonally, unused with part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1976). S.G. 45 var. Photo.
126 £120
Bahamas: 1883 ''FOURPENCE'' on 6d. deep violet, used, few blunt perfs, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1974). S.G. 45, cat. 400. Photo.
127 £12000
Bahamas: 1883 ''FOURPENCE'' on 6d. deep violet, used on 1883 (June 4th) envelope, registered to England with a pair of 1882 1d. scarlet-vermilion, all tied by ''B'' barred ovals, also oval framed ''R'', ''REGISTERED/NASSAU'' c.d.s. and oval London registered datestamp both in red with blue crayon ''79'' alongside, backstamped by oval registered datestamp in black. An extremely rare and important franking, believed to be the only recorded example of the provisional on cover. A most attractive item. Ex Ayre (1979). S.G. 45, 42. B.P.A. certificate (1992). Photo.
128 £110
Bahamas: 1883 ''FOURPENCE'' on 6d. deep violet, the watermark reversed variety, unused with part original gum, a few blunt perfs, otherwise fine. Brandon certificate (1977). S.G. 45x, cat. 600. Photo.
129 £1200
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: Essays: Master die proof of the 1s. design with blank value tablet, printed in rose on glazed card (29 x 40mm), with handpainted ''FIVE SHILLINGS'' in pencil frame below, some slight rubbing, otherwise fine and extremely rare. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
130 £1350
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: Essays: Master die proof of the 1s. design with blank value tablet, printed in brown on glazed card (28 x 40mm), with handpainted ''ONE POUND'' in pencil frame below, fine and extremely rare. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
131 £600
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: Master die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) with blank value tablet, unmarked, fine and rare. Ex Hoey (2004). Photo.
132 £1600
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: Master die proof with blank value tablet, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) marked ''AFTER HARDENING'', dated ''5 MAR 84'' and initialed ''GN'', fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
133 £420
The following six lots are imperforate colour trials on gummed watermarked paper unless otherwise stated. Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in slate and orange, fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
135 £400
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in black and orange on yellow, fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
136 £380
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in green and carmine on yellow, minor gum crease, otherwise fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
137 £380
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in black and red on red, cut close at foot, otherwise fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
138 £350
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in dull purple and blue, backed on card, vertical crease, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1990). Photo.
140 £3500
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d., 4d., 6d. and 1 each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' Samuel type D 12), printer's reference samples, fine with gum, rare. S.G. 47s, 53s, 56s, 57s. Photo.
141 £2000
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d., 21/2d., 4d., 5s., 1, also 1898 1s., each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type BAH 1), mainly good to fine with gum, very rare. S.G. 47s-53s, 56s, 57s, 44as. Photo.
142 £300
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d., 21/2d. and 4d., each diagonally handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type BAH 1), fine and fresh with gum. S.G. 48s, 51s, 53s. Photo.
143 £480
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. to 1 set and 1898 1s. blue-green, affixed to three pieces and diagonally handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type NA 2) by the Natal Post Office upon receipt from the U.P.U., a few stain spots, otherwise a fine and rare set. B.P.A. certificate (1981). S.G. 44as, 47s-57s. Photo.
144 £4200
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. to 1 set also 1882-98 1s. green, all handstamped diagonally ''Specimen'' (Samuel type R3) of Rhodesia, used by this receiving authority on stamps received from the U.P.U. All except 1s. green are without gum, otherwise fine and extremely rare. S.G. 44s, 47s-57s. Photo
145 £500
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. (3 plus block of six), 21/2d. (2, one with plate number), 4d., 6d., 5s. and 1, all in mint blocks of four, one with collector's mark on gum, the 1 with a few minor tone spots, otherwise mainly good to fine mint. S.G. 47-57. Photo.
146 £2900
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. to 1 set in plate blocks of four (the 6d. in a block of six) incl. all three shades of the 21/2d., the 5s. with toned gum, otherwise mainly fine and fresh mint. S.G. 48-56, cat. 4,518+. Photo.
147 £75
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. carmine-rose in a used block of twelve (6 x 2), each block of four centrally cancelled ''A 05'', fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
148 £250
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. carmine-rose, 21/2d. blue and 6d. mauve cancelled ''A 05'' on 1892 (July 4th) envelope registered to the U.S.A., endorsed at top ''U.S. Consulate, Nassau, N.P.'', with oval framed ''R'' and red ''REGISTERED/NASSAU'' c.d.s., backstamped by U.S. registered datestamp, a most attractive franking. Photo.
149 £75
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. carmine-rose pair and 21/2d. blue used on 1892 (Dec. 27th) envelope registered to New York, stamps neatly cancelled by ''A 05'' with oval framed ''R'' alongside, red ''REGISTERED/NASSAU'' c.d.s. below. Photo.
150 £110
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. carmine-rose pair and 21/2d. blue used on 1897 envelope registered to New York, stamps tied by ''A 05'' with oval framed ''R'' in red (only used in 1897). with ''REGISTERED/NASSAU'' c.d.s. below, some minor toning round perfs, otherwise fine. Photo.
151 £190
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. bright carmine (aniline) in an unmounted mint block (4 x 4) from the lower left corner of the sheet showing plate number ''1'', a few tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 49. Photo.
152 £75
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 21/2d. ultramarine vertical pair and 6d. mauve horizontal pair, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), fine and fresh with full gum. S.G. 52s, 54s. Photo.
153 £420
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 21/2d. ultramarine in an unmounted mint block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet with plate number ''1'', one stamp showing sloping ''2'', fine and fresh. S.G. 52, a, cat. 188+. Photo.
154 £580
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 6d. mauve in a mint block of eighteen (3 x 6) from the upper right corner of the sheet showing plate number ''1'', one showing variety malformed ''E'' [pos. 36], a few split perfs, otherwise fine, most are unmounted and extremely fresh appearance. S.G. 54, a, cat. 282+. Photo.
155 £280
Bahamas: 1884-90 Watermark Crown CA: 6d. mauve corner plate number ''1'' strip of three, fine used on 1897 (April 10th) envelope registered to Germany, neatly cancelled ''A 05'', with oval framed ''R'' and ''REGISTERED/NASSAU'' c.d.s. both in red, London registered hooded circle datestamp, most attractive. Photo.
156 £880
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: Die proof of the vignette in black on wove paper (38 x 42mm) with guide lines, faint albino date, dated in manuscript ''1 APR 1901'' on reverse, fine. Photo.
159 £600
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. imperforate colour trial in brownish-black and red on thin card, fine. This and the previous lot were originally mounted on a De La Rue Appendix sheet (no longer exists) dated ''29 MAY 1901'', sent to the Crown Agents for approval. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
160 £380
The following seven lots are 1d. perforated colour trials of watermarked CC paper. Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. printed in black and blue, the colour of the issued 2s., perfs a little trimmed at foot, otherwise fine with some gum. Photo.
161 £420
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. printed in lilac and black, fine with some gum. Photo.
162 £400
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. printed in black and brown, a few trimmed perfs, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
163 £400
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. printed in scarlet and deep green, some perfs a little trimmed, perf fault at right, otherwise fine with some gum. Photo.
164 £350
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. printed in deep green and brown, small thins and faint stain, otherwise fine without gum. Photo.
165 £400
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. printed in green and deep brown, red crayon cross, obviously a rejected colour from an Appendix sheet, otherwise fine without gum. R.P.S. certificate (1988). Photo.
166 £400
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. printed in black and orange, the colour of the issued 5d., two lightly foxed perfs, otherwise fine without gum. Photo.
167 £680
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. imperforate plate proof, frame plate 2 and vignette plate 2, printed on watermarked Crown CC (inverted), a block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet showing marginal lines, circles and guide crosses, a little creased, otherwise fine and very rare. A sheet in similar condition was found in 1949. This is most likely a printer's trial sheet as the combination of frame and vignette plates only occurred on the Multiple Crown CA watermark. A rare and interesting item. Photo.
168 £1950
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 2s. imperforate plate proof in issued colour of black and blue, a block of six [43-45/55-57] on Script CA watermarked paper, marked on reverse ''Colour proof 8/6/22'' [56] with re-entry, three stamps thinned at base, otherwise of fine appearance and believed to be unique. Photo.
170 £480
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. to 3s. set, each handstamped diagonally ''SPECIMEN'' Samuel type BAH 1), mainly fine with gum, rare. Photo.
171 £70
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 1d. to 3s. set, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12x or D12a), fine with gum. S.G. 58s-61s.
172 £190
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: A selection, comprising 1d. mint (3), used, 5d. mint (3) used (3), 2s. mint, used (2, one with fiscal cancel), 3s. mint (3, one with watermark inverted and reversed), used (3), mainly fine. S.G. 58-61, y. Photo.
173 £75
Bahamas: 1901-03 Queen's Staircase issue: 3s. black and green with watermark inverted and reversed, unused (no gum) and used examples, the latter with B.P.A. certificate (1983). S.G. 61y, cat. 330. Photo.
175 £1400
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: A master die proof in black on glazed card, cut down to stamp size and mounted on piece (54 x 52mm) from the De La Rue Striking Book, with alongside a further die proof of 1s. value tablet with manuscript ''Bahamas'' at top, marked ''July 24 60 leads & 12 extra'', and ''Dec 8th 1902'' in red, fine and extremely rare. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
176 £1250
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: Master die proof with blank value tablet, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''23 JUL. 02'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
177 £380
The following seventeen lots are imperforate colour trials of the 1d., all on watermarked Crown CA paper unless otherwise stated. Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in purple and green, fine with gum. Photo.
178 £380
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in brownish-grey and ultramarine, fine with gum. Photo.
179 £380
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in dull-green and ultramarine, fine with gum. Photo.
180 £380
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in green, fine with gum. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
181 £300
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in carmine, small tone spot on reverse, otherwise fine with part gum. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
182 £270
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in ultramarine, some slight toning on reverse, otherwise fine with part gum. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
183 £260
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in bistre, small thin at top left, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
184 £320
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in dull purple and carmine, slight corner crease, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
185 £300
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in purple and black, light horizontal crease, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
186 £300
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in carmine and black, light horizontal crease, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
187 £260
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in carmine and ultramarine, cut close at top, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
188 £350
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in ultramarine and black, fine with gum. Photo.
189 £350
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in brownish-grey and green, fine with gum. Photo.
190 £350
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in purple and green, fine with gum. Photo.
192 £350
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1d. printed in dull purple and red, affixed to small piece of De La Rue Appendix sheet fine. Photo.
193 £140
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1/2d. to 1 set, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), fine with gum. S.G. 62s-70s, cat. 325. Photo.
194 £450
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1/2d. to 1 set, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) and additionally handstamped ''ULTRAMAR'' in violet, all with part gum and slightly toned, otherwise fair to fine. S.G. 62s-70s. Photo.
195 £45
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 4d. orange in a mint block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet showing plate number ''1'', fine. S.G. 64. Photo. Photo.
196 £1050
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 4d. to 1 and 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d. all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type BAH 1), each from the top of the sheet and fine with gum, rare. Photo.
197 £520
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 4d. to 5s. and 1906-11 watermarked MCA 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d. all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type BAH 1), the 4d. with small thin, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
198 £900
Bahamas: 1902-10 Watermark Crown CA: 1 green and black, Sperati die proof, signed at foot, stamped on reverse ''SPERATI/REPRODUCTION'', fine and rare. S.G. 70 F. Ex Hoey (2004). Photo.
200 £380
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1d. printed in pale green, fine with traces of gum. Photo.
201 £400
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1d. printed in purple and black on red, fine with traces of gum. Photo.
202 £400
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1d. printed in purple and red on yellow, fine with gum. Photo.
203 £420
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1d. printed in chestnut and blue, fine with gum. Photo.
204 £270
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1d. printed in dull purple and red, fine with traces of gum. Photo.
205 £280
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1d. printed in grey-black and red, fine with traces of gum. Photo.
206 £150
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1/2d. pale green and 21/2d. ultramarine pair, fine used on 1910 (Dec. 10th) envelope, registered to New York, stamps tied by ''NASSAU/BAHAMAS'' c.d.s's with oval framed ''R'' and ''AR'', backstamped New York arrival. Photo.
207 £110
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 6d. bistre-brown with variety malformed ''E'', superb, an extremely lightly mounted example from the right of the sheet. S.G. 74a, cat. 275. Ex Hoey (2004). Photo.
208 £380
Bahamas: 1906-11 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1s. imperforate colour trial printed in green and black on yellow on watermarked paper, affixed to small piece of De La Rue Appendix sheet, fine. Photo.
210 £240
Bahamas: 1911-19 Queen's Staircase Issue, Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 5d. imperforate plate proof in black and violet on gummed watermarked paper, thin at upper right and a few creases, otherwise fine. Photo.
211 £2900
Bahamas: 1912-19 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: Master die proof with blank value tablet, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), marked ''AFTER/STRIKING'' initialed and dated ''22. 3. 15'', rare. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
212 £260
Bahamas: 1912-19 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1/2d. imperforate Printer's samples (2), one in purple and red, other in purple and blue on unwatermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type DS1), fine. Photo.
213 £260
Bahamas: 1912-19 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1/2d. perforated Printer's samples (2), one in red and black other in red and blue on unwatermarked gummed paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type DS1), fine. Photo.
214 £320
Bahamas: 1912-19 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1/2d. to 1 set, all from the top of the sheet and showing ''1'' or ''2'' plate numbers, all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (15 x 1mm) by a receiving authority, toned gum, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 81-89. Photo.
215 £260
Bahamas: 1912-19 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: A mainly mint selection, comprising 1/2d. (2), 1d. (4), 2d. (2), 21/2d. (2), 4d.) block of four and three singles, one with plate number), 6d. (5, one with malformed ''E'' and one is used), 1s. (4, one with plate number), 5s. (4, one is used) and 1, mainly fine mint. (31). S.G. 81-89. Photo.
216 £300
Bahamas: 1912-19 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1 dull green and black in a mint block of four from the foot of the sheet and showing plate number ''1'', slightly toned gum, one with minor tone spot, otherwise fine, three are unmounted. B.P.A. certificate (1976). S.G. 89, cat. 680+. Photo.
217 | £140
Bahamas: 1918 ''WAR TAX'': A selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', comprising 1918 (June-July) set, 1919 (Jan.) 3d. 1919 (July) set, also 1919 (Jan.) 1d. De La Rue file example affixed to small piece, mainly good to fine.
218 | £160
Bahamas: 1918 ''WAR TAX'' (21 Feb.-10 July) 1/2d. green (2), one with overprint double, other overprint inverted, 1d. overprint double and 1s. grey-black and carmine with overprint double, no longer listed in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue. B.P.A. certificates (1964, 1979, 1982). Sold ''as is''.
219 £600
Bahamas: 1918 ''WAR TAX'' (21 Feb.-10 July) 1d. black and red, variety overprint double one inverted, an unused pair from the top of the sheet with patchy brown gum. A very rare multiple of this variety. Brandon certificate (1978). S.G. 93a, cat. 1,700+. Photo.
220 £450
Bahamas: 1918 ''WAR TAX'' (21 Feb.-10 July) 1d. black and red, variety overprint double one inverted, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1971). S.G. 93a, cat. 850. Photo.
221 £1100
Bahamas: 1918 ''WAR TAX'' (21 Feb.-10 July) 3d. purple on yellow, variety overprint double, fine mint. A rare stamp. B.P.A. certificate (1947). S.G. 94a, cat. 1,600. Photo.
222 £380
Bahamas: 1918 ''WAR TAX'' (21 Feb.-10 July) 3d. purple on yellow, variety overprint inverted, fine mint, collector's mark on gum. R.P.S. certificate (1962). S.G. 94b, cat. 1,100. Photo.
223 £900
Bahamas: 1918 ''WAR TAX'' (1 June-20 July) 1d. carmine with watermark sideways, in a fine unmounted mint block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet showing plate number ''2'', rare. R.P.S. certificate (1976). S.G. 97a, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
224 £980
Bahamas: 1919 ''WAR CHARITY'' (Jan. 1st) 1d. grey-black and deep carmine-red, variety overprint double, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1968). S.G. 101a, cat. 1,800. Photo.
226 £240
Bahamas: 1920 Peace Celebration: 1/2d. imperforate plate proof printed in green on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo.
227 £380
Bahamas: 1920 Peace Celebration: 3d. imperforate colour trial in yellow-brown on gummed watermarked paper, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1980). Photo.
228 £100
Bahamas: 1920 Peace Celebration: 1/2d. to 1s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12a), fine. S.G. 106s-110s, cat. 170. Photo.
229 | £70
Bahamas: 1920 Peace Celebration: 1/2d., 1d. pair and single, 2d., 3d. (2, one variety watermark Crown to right of CA, 1s., mainly fine mint. S.G. 106-110, cat. 299.
230 £170
Bahamas: 1920 Peace Celebration: 1d. carmine variety watermark sideways reversed, fine mint. S.G. 107x, cat. 375. Photo.
231 £920
Bahamas: 1921-29 Queen's Staircase issue, Watermark Multiple Script CA: Master die proof of the frame only with blank value tablets, printed in blue on wove paper, minor stain at left, otherwise fine and rare. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
232 £820
Bahamas: 1921-29 Queen's Staircase issue, Watermark Multiple Script CA: Imperforate plate proof of the vignette 6, two half sheets of thirty (left and right halves), printed in blue on thin card, some folds and other imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
233 £95
Bahamas: 1921-29 Queen's Staircase issue, Watermark Multiple Script CA: 1d. (2), 5d., 2s. (2) and 3s. (2, one with [pos. 22] retouch), all overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'', fine. S.G. 111s-114s. Photo.
234 £420
Bahamas: 1921-29 Queen's Staircase issue, Watermark Multiple Script CA: 5d. black and purple, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D9a) in red, minor thin at right, otherwise fine, from the De La Rue archives. Ex Latto (1996) and ''Staircase'' (1999). Photo.
235 | £120
Bahamas: 1921-29 Queen's Staircase issue, Watermark Multiple Script CA: 1d., 5d., 2s. pair, 3s. pair mint, also a used set, mainly fine. All except the mint 1d. with B.P.A. or R.P.S. certificate. S.G. 111-114.
236 £600
Bahamas: 1921-29 Queen's Staircase issue, Watermark Multiple Script CA: 3s. black and green in an unmounted mint block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing variety extra line of vertical perforations at right, natural crease at right, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 114 var. Photo.
237 £500
Bahamas: 1921-37 Watermark Multiple Script CA: 1/2d. imperforate printer's sample in purple and blue, a block of six affixed to piece, each diagonally handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type DS1) and numbered ''110'' below, fine. Photo.
238 £350
Bahamas: 1921-37 Watermark Multiple Script CA: 1/2d. imperforate printer's sample in purple and blue, a block of four with gum (disturbed) on unwatermarked paper, each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type DS1) horizontally, one with thin spot, otherwise fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
239 £230
Bahamas: 1921-37 Watermark Multiple Script CA: 1/2d. imperforate printer's sample in purple and red, a block of four with gum (disturbed) on unwatermarked paper, each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type DS1) horizontally, one with surface mark, otherwise fine. Ex Ludington (1999). Photo.
240 £230
Bahamas: 1921-37 Watermark Multiple Script CA: 1/2d. perforated printer's sample in carmine and black, three examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type DS1), one mounted on card and numbered ''A 121'' below, another with gum, fine. Photo.
241 £75
Bahamas: 1921-37 Watermark Multiple Script CA: 1/2d. perforated printer's sample in purple and black, horizontally overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type DS1), mounted on card and numbered ''A 123'' below, fine. Photo.
242 £7000
Bahamas: 1930 Tercentenary of Colony: A most beautiful series of five hand painted essays, executed in black, carmine and Chinese white by E. Jackman, the staff artist of Bradbury, Wilkinson, three are on thick card (114 x 112mm) and two on stamp sized thick card (one with small surface damage), a fabulous group. Photo.
243 | £120
Bahamas: 1930 Tercentenary of Colony: 1d. imprint strip of four, 3d. imprint block of six and 2s. imprint block of six, mainly fine unmounted mint.
244 | £150
Bahamas: 1931-46 Seal of the Colony: 2s. block of four, nine singles (two are used), 3s. mint and used blocks of four, six singles (two are used), shades, mainly fine. S.G. 131-132.
245 £1100
Bahamas: 1935 Silver Jubilee set of four perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D19) and additionally handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' in black by the Bechuanaland receiving authority, affixed to piece, extremely rare. B.P.A. certificate (1983). S.G. 141s-144s. Photo.
246 £2300
Bahamas: King George VI: 1937 Coronation set, each imperforate and perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D20), the 11/2d. with minor gum bend, otherwise fine with gum and very rare. R.P.S. certificate (1980) for each. S.G. 146s-148s. Photo.
247 £120
Bahamas: King George VI: 1937 Coronation set, in vertical pairs, all perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D20), fine with gum. S.G. 146s-148s, cat. 190+. Photo.
248 £260
Bahamas: King George VI: 1938-52 1/2d. to 1 set of fourteen, all perforated ''SPECIMEN'', fine with gum. S.G. 149s-157s, cat. 500. Photo.
249 £500
Bahamas: King George VI: 1938-52 1/2d. green, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (10 x 1.5mm) in violet, affixed to piece of black card (56 x 60mm), taken from a De La Rue sample book, fine and unique. S.G. 149s. Photo.
250 £85
Bahamas: King George VI: 1938-52 3d. blue and 1 horizontal pairs, perforated ''SPECIMEN'', fine with full gum. S.G. 154as, 157s. Photo.
251 | £230
Bahamas: King George VI: 1938-52 1/2d. to 1 (2) a mint selection with a good range of shades and printings, mainly fine, also 1940 3d. on 21/2d. blue (10, one is used). (48).
252 £550
Bahamas: King George VI: 1942 Anniversary of Landing issue: 1/2d. to 1 set (less 3d. ultramarine) in pairs, all perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D21), mainly fine with full gum. S.G. 162s-166s, 168s-175s. Photo.
253 £180
Bahamas: King George VI: 1942 Anniversary of Landing issue: 1/2d. to 1 set in unmounted mint blocks of four from the upper right corner of the sheet with current numbers. S.G. 162-175, cat. 280+. Photo.
254 £170
Bahamas: King George VI: 1942 Anniversary of Landing issue: A mint selection with values to 1 (2), incl. shades, minor varieties, etc. (51).
255 £550
Bahamas: King George VI: 1942 Anniversary of Landing issue: 4d. light blue and red-orange, in a mint block of four from the left of the sheet, one showing variety ''COIUMBUS'' [R. 5/2], very fine and fresh, the variety unmounted. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 168, a, cat 900+. Photo.
256 £480
Bahamas: King George VI: 1942 Anniversary of Landing issue: 6d. olive-green and light blue, in a mint block of four, one showing variety ''COIUMBUS'' [R. 5/2], very fine and fresh, the variety unmounted. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 169, a, cat 900+. Photo.
257 £1000
Bahamas: King George VI: 1942 Anniversary of Landing issue: 6d. olive-green and light blue, in a used block of four, one showing variety ''COIUMBUS'' [R. 5/2], fine, rare. S.G. 169, a, cat 1,100+. Photo.
258 £250
Bahamas: King George VI: 1948 Eleuthera, Canadian Bank Note Company master die proof of the frame in deep magenta on white card (89 x 75mm.) and ''XC 4521'' stamped at top, fine. Photo.
259 £270
Bahamas: King George VI: 1948 Eleuthera, Canadian Bank Note Company master die proof of the final or ninth state of the frame in black on thin white card (88 x 74mm.) and further mounted on card (139 x 100mm.), minor traces of staining at left, otherwise fine. Photo.
260 | £170
Bahamas: King George VI: 1948 Eleuthera 1/2d. to 1 set in mainly fine mint corner imprint blocks of four. S.G. 178-93, cat. 280+.
261 £3500
Bahamas: King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type B9), unused without gum, from the Bradbury, Wilkinson archive, stamped on reverse ''B.W.ARCHIVES'' unique. B.P.A. certificate (1986). S.G. 195s. Photo.
262 | £60
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: A mainly unmounted mint selection of definitive sets, comprising 1954-63 sets (one used), 1964 New Constitution set, 1965 set, 1966 Decimal set, also 1967-71 3c. on whiter paper with normal, mostly fine. (81).
263 £1650
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1963 Freedom from Hunger 8d. sepia with variety name and value omitted, in a very fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet, rare. S.G. 223a, cat. 1,900. Photo.
264 £600
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 2s.6d. imperforate die proof printed in issued colours, on wove paper mounted on card (60 x 59mm), fine. Ex Baillie (2005). Photo.
265 £210
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 2s.6d. imperforate plate proof printed in issued colours, a block of four on thin paper mounted on card, fine. Photo.
266 £520
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 2s.6d. imperforate plate proof printed in issued colours, a block of eight from the foot of the sheet with imprint on thin paper mounted on card, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1991). Ex Baillie (2005). Photo.
269 £150
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 5s. imperforate die proof of the frame, printed in issued green colour on wove paper mounted on card (70 x 57mm), fine. Ex Baillie (2005). Photo.
270 £450
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 5s. imperforate die proof of complete design, printed in issued colours on wove paper mounted on card (61 x 56mm), fine. Ex Baillie (2005). Photo.
271 £230
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 5s. imperforate plate proof of the frame, printed in issued green colour, a block of four on wove paper mounted on card, fine. Ex Baillie (2005). Photo.
272 £230
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 5s. imperforate plate proof of the frame, printed in issued green colour, a block of four on wove paper mounted on card, fine. Photo.
273 £150
Bahamas: Queen Elizabeth issues: 1965 I.T.U. 1d. showing variety light emerald double, fine unmounted mint from the right of the sheet. S.G. 262 var. Photo.
274 £1000
Bahamas: Special Delivery: 1916 (May 1st) 5d. black and orange in a block of twelve (4 x 3) from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing variety overprint misplaced, one with slight surface damage, some marginal faults, otherwise fine mint. The largest recorded multiple of this variety. S.G. S1 var. Photo.
275 £380
Bahamas: Special Delivery: 1916 (May 1st) 5d. black and orange showing variety overprint double, fine mint. B.P.A. certificate (1999). S.G. S1a, cat. 800. Photo.
276 £420
Bahamas: Special Delivery: 1916 (May 1st) 5d. black and orange showing variety overprint double, fine lightly mounted mint. S.G. S1a, cat. 800. Photo.
277 £300
Bahamas: Special Delivery: 1916 (May 1st) 5d. black and orange showing variety overprint double, fine mint. S.G. S1a, cat. 800. Photo.
278 £480
Bahamas: Special Delivery: 1916 (May 1st) 5d. black and orange showing variety overprint double one inverted, few toned perfs, otherwise fine mint from the top of the sheet. B.P.A. certificate (1942). S.G. S1b, cat. 950. Photo.
280 £300
Bahamas: Special Delivery: 1916 (May 1st) 5d. black and orange cancelled by Nassau c.d.s., used on 1918 (July 10th) envelope endorsed ''Special Delivery'' and ''Via Florida'', additionally franked by U.S. 3c. cancelled by St. Louis duplex, fine. Photo.
281 £30
Bahamas: Special Delivery: 1918 5d. black and mauve, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12a), fine with gum from the lower right corner of the sheet. S.G. S3s. Photo.