To all our valued friends and clients in these difficult times, we wish you all continued good health and happiness together we will overcome this current situation.
A bright spot for all of us is by staying home we have an unrivaled opportunity to work on our stamp collections, a happy thought.
Welcome to our 132nd consecutive British Colony Stamp Auction. Enclosed within is an unusually nice range of rare and difficult material.
British Africa: Madagascar includes items from two recent collections we acquired. Nyasaland, the £10 K Edward VII mint. Saint Helena, B1-4 Tristan Relief Set Mint. Sierra Leone, postal fiscals, K George V £5 mint. Togo, includes 80pf second setting etc. Zanzibar #2 mint and strong "2½" provisionals - from the landmark John Griffith-Jones collection (of which we were, by far the largest outright buyers!)
British West Indies: Bahamas #1 used. British Guinea, strong mint perforated "ships" and provisionals. Cayman Islands ½ on 5 shilling double overprint mint, the scarce 2½ on 4d provisional. Falkland Islands largely complete, South Georgia provisional 2½d on 2d mint and used, £1 Tercentennial mint and used. Nevis, the one shilling "laid paper" used (only 17 recorded.)
British Europe: Cyprus rare used 45pi Edward "CA", the £5 mint. Gibraltar, £5 mint. Great Britain, the 10 penny imperf XF OG, unissued 1½d and 8d brown, superb mint £5 orange.
British Asia: Ceylon imperf 4d rose very fine. India, strong mint section of Victorian issues. Jordan, first portion of an important new collection plus later many rarities currently off for certificates. Mesopotamia, the most comprehensive used range of these difficult provisional stamps we have ever been able to offer.
British Australasia: Australia £2 Kangaroos (times 3 mint plus one used!), the key 20 shilling green "slash" postage due mint and hundreds of other rare and desirable key items. New Zealand, mint #2 OG VF (ex the gold medal Joseph Hackmay collection.)
We wish you happy hunting.
George and Kevin
Colonial Stamp Co.