Spink is proud to announce that the
July Philatelic Collector's Series Sale will feature an award
winning collection of Postal History, formed by Greg Francis, and
exceptional Rhodesia issues from Cliff Wheatley.
Commencing with a fine selection
from Great Britain, the first session will include over 70 lots of
1840 Penny Blacks, a wonderful group of Queen Elizabeth II errors
and varieties with many rarities. Amongst these highlights is an
attractive example of a £5 orange CB unmounted mint, estimated
£6,000 - £8,000 (Lot 1136), and a rare example of a 1963 Red Cross
Centenary 3d. issue with omitted red, estimated £11,000 - £12,000
Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
Estimate: £11,000 - £12,000
After the morning session, Spink
will offer the Greg Francis award winning collection of the Postal
History of the Province of Otago and New Zealand.
A notable item within the
collection is an envelope from Whitby sent by ship to 'Kawhia
Waikato', dated 6th December 1849 (Lot 1324). The cover,
displays postal marks from Whitby, York (5.8), London (6.8), London
Ship Letter (6.8) and Nelson (30.12) c.d.s spread across the cover.
It also contains a superb strike of the exceptionally rare "P.O.
Otago,/Dec 6, 1849." datestamp. Estimated £4,000 - £5,000
Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
The afternoon session will feature
philately from the Falkland Islands, Niger Coast, North Borneo and
a selection of exceptional Rhodesia issues, including pristine and
attractive example of the iconic 1910-13 Rhodesia Double Head
issue, estimated £6,000 - £7,000 (Lot 2145)
Estimate: £6,000 - £7,000
The auction concludes with Foreign
Countries and Collections and Ranges, including an exceptionally
rare 1932-38 20L. perforated horizontal strip of three from Italian
Somaliland (Lot 2441), estimated £7,000 - £9,000.
Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000
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