The November Philatelic Collector’s Series sale commences on Tuesday 25th at 10.00am with a fine selection of Revenue Stamps from the British Empire, followed by a number of Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. die proof vignettes of Queen Elizabeth II. The first day also includes strong sections of Bahamas (covers), Cyprus, the John Wannerton Collection of Canadian Contingents in the Boer War, and India (Air and Rocket mails). The second day includes Rhodesia (imperforate colour trials), St. Vincent and Virgin Islands and concludes with an impressive selection of Afghanistan in the Foreign section and the usual collections and ranges. The sale is punctuated with some very beautiful and exciting items.
Rhodesia Featuring Arms and Admiral Issues from the Vestey Collection
17th June, 2014
The Vestey collection of Rhodesia Arms and Admiral issues is the first in a series of ten auctions to be conducted by Spink over the next eighteen months. This auction commences with wonderful examples of the 1892 Large Arms issue, the 1896 on Cape unique 4d. pair with “COMPANY” omitted, 1898-1908 Large Arms issue high value blocks and the 1905 Victoria Falls 1/- strip of three imperforate between. The main section of the sale is devoted to the Admiral issue with two unique essays, 2½d. and 6d. colour trials and a wonderful array of the issued stamps with a wonderful group of blocks and an outstanding selection of imperforate between varieties, most of which have not been seen since the Gibbs sale of 1988. We are assured of an extremely competitive day for these popular stamps.
The Stanley Gibbons Southern and Central Africa Catalogue lists and prices the stamps of British Empire and Commonwealth countries in the area from the earliest issues to date, to the level of detail familiar to users of the Part 1 British Commonwealth listings.
The catalogue contains:
Botswana: Stellaland 1884-5
British Bechuanaland 1885-93
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1888-1966
Botswana 1966-October 2014 (Stamp Booklets, Postage Dues, Postal Fiscals)
Lesotho: Basutoland 1933-66
Lesotho 1966-2010 (Stamp Booklets, Official Stamps, Postage Dues)
New issue listings updated as follows: -Botswana (up to October 2014) -Lesotho (up to April 2010) -Malawi (up to October 2014) -Mozambique (up to 2014) -Namibia (up to October 2014) -South Africa (up to August 2014) -Swaziland (up to September 2013) -Zambia (up to August 2014) -Zimbabwe (up to July 2014)