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Lot No. 247

Auction No. 27
Category World
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $2000
Status SOLD $1500



Cook Islands 1892-1936 detailed collection well written up on leaves in Schaubek peg-fitting album starting with 1892 "Seven Star Provisional" set of 4 on yellowish toned paper with usual touches of foxing & adherences, another set on white paper in better cond, 1d blocks of 6 noting minor varieties which aid in identifying position, 1d single forgery plus genuine for comparison, 1d blue p/c unused (4) & CTO, 1894 Queen Makea 1d blue on buff p/c unused (7) noting different electro characteristics, 1896 perf 11 set with extra shades MLH, ditto 1898 Torea bird & 1899 "One Halfpenny" study (5 stamps, researched). Later Makea/Torea incl 1901 "Crown" ovpt on 1d brown, excellent perf/wmk/shade coverage of all vals to 1/- mainly MLH, 1919 ovpts incl perf varieties, 1920 pictorials Imperf Plate Proofs in issued colour blocks of 4 plus normals with re-entries & other items of interest MLH. 1921 QV fiscals ovptd Rarotonga (5 vals to £1) plus 2/6d x 2 with shaved top to ovpt 2/- x 2 shades of ovpts, 1924 pictorials incl 1d with vignette double. Also 1926 QV fiscals 2/-, 5/-, 10/- & 2/- Admirals deep blue singles (4) & sheet number block of 4, light blue (4) & mauve (3) with 1931 Two Pence on 1½d (18 MLH, 1 used) showing minor ovpt varieties & plate study. 1931 Arms fiscals to £1 plus 2/6d, 3/- & 10/- with less heavily inked ovpt. Also Muscat 1944 ovpts on India to 2R & Official set of 10 plus extra 1R all MLH. A fantastic collection, cat well over £3000 plus the proofs & postal stationery. Should be viewed to fully appreciate the research behind this collection. (ex the late Derek Dewhurst)