On June 19th, Spink
London will hold The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and
the British Empire Part III, the latest in the series of auctions
to be sold at Spink that feature an array of country lots, single
item rarities and interesting collections.
Following the great successes of
Parts I and II of the "Lionheart" Collection held in 2013, Stamp
Specialist, Tom Smith, comments "We eagerly await this instalment
of the series and anticipate a lively sale".
The 473 lot auction opens with a
varied selection of items from the 19th Century Great
Britain, featuring rare issues from King Edward VII, Officials and
Highlighted items include a rare
10d. mint marginal block of four, dated 1847-54 (lot 1008).
Estimated £6,000 - 8,000.
Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000
The main part of the "Lionheart"
Collection consists of stamps from the British Empire.
One of the most notable is a 1d.
black and lake variety from the Cook Islands (lot 1214) with
inverted centre. The fresh and lightly mounted rarity is estimated
£8,000 - 9,000.
Estimate: £8,000 - 9,000
Among the rarities on offer is a
fine example of a Mauritius 1848-59 Post Paid 1d. orange-vermillion
(lot 1310), and an extremely rare mint New Hebrides 1908 issue on
Fiji 1d. vertical pair with omitted overprint (lot 1355).
Both are estimated £5,000 -
Estimate: £5,000 - 6,000
Estimate: £5,000 - 6,000
Towards the latter part of the
sale, the auction features a Tonga 1897 7½d. black and green (lot
1454). This rare and popular stamp is printed with an inverted
centre. Estimated £3,000 - 4,000.
Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000
Other highlights include a
Bechuanaland 1888 2d. on 2d. lilac on black (lot 1079). This rare
stamp is lightly cancelled with "5", leaving the original green
surcharge visible. Estimated £1,800 - 2,000.
Estimate: £1,800 - 2,000
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