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ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1888 "3d" on QV 4d lilac ovp'd REVENUE (PML.32), fresh unused part gum example, rare as such.
£200

ST. LUCIA stamps:
Panelli type forgery of the 1881 QV HALFPENNY green (SG.23) with impressed Crown CC wmk, used.
£28

ST. VINCENT stamps:
(PML.31) 1888 "1d REVENUE" on QV 1d red (SG.48b), manuscript dated "2/9/90" probably from the higher setting (see illustrated multiple PML handbook Page 152).
An excellent stamp for a first-time plating study based on the plating study of the QV 1d red as published in the RPS Journal "The London Philatelist", this stamp shows prominent dot in "N" of "VINCENT".
£8

BAHAMAS stamps:
1954 QE2 definitives (SG.201/216, Cat.100), the set of 16v fresh lightly mounted mint.
£40






A UNIQUE IMPERFORATE PROOF SHEET SHOWING THE UNISSUED TRANSPOSED AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ERROR
1975 200th Anniversary of American Independence issue: Two differing mint imperforate proof sheets exist (this one having DARKER PINK BACKGROUND TO LOWER MIDDLE LABEL than found on the issued stamps, the reason unknown) showing wrong portrait of Franklin Pierce on the 5c, and wrong portrait of Andrew Johnson on the 10c (transposed portraits error).
The other transposed Presidents error sheet, also mounted by the printers on white card, has lighter black backgrounds behind portraits of the Presidents than found on issued stamps. This sheet is uniquely marked "Q541 BLACKS" in lower selvedge being the House of Questa printers reference number presumed connected with the black printing. The error was noted after completion of printing with ALL SHEETS DESTROYED by the Crown Agents and printers, and the corrected printing sent to St. Vincent (the two error sheets accepted by O.J. Urch, philatelic adviser, from Prime minister of St. Vincent Milton Cato per "accountable items" original envelope which is enclosed). For the complete story of how this error occurred see BLOGGS SECTION and newspaper article "A NEW STAMP ISSUE IS BORN".
£1525




A UNIQUE IMPERFORATE PROOF SHEET SHOWING THE UNISSUED TRANSPOSED AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ERROR
1975 200th Anniversary of American Independence issue: Two differing mint imperforate proof sheets exist (this one having LIGHTER BLACK BACKGROUND behind portraits of those Presidents than found on the issued stamps) showing wrong portrait of Franklin Pierce on the 5c, and wrong portrait of Andrew Johnson on the 10c (transposed portraits error).
The other transposed Presidents error sheet, also mounted by the printers on white card, has a much darker pink background to the lower middle label than found on issues stamps, and is marked "Q541 BLACKS" in lower white selvedge being the House of Questa printers reference number presumed connected with the black printing. The error was noted after completion of printing with ALL SHEETS DESTROYED by the Crown Agents and printers, and the corrected printing sent to St. Vincent (the two error sheets accepted by O.J. Urch, philatelic adviser, from Prime Minister of St. Vincent Milton Cato per photocopy of "accountable items" text enclosed). For the complete story of how this error occurred see BLOGGS SECTION and newspaper article "A NEW STAMP ISSUE IS BORN".
£1500

LONG ISLAND, West Cork, Ireland local issue
PROGRESSIVE PROOFS in unmounted mint blocks of four (7) of the 1973 set of four local stamps depicting Cottages Midland Harbour, Map of the Island, nearby scenes of Leamcon Castle and Fastnet Lighthouse, only 8 sets exist.
Issued to carry mail from the island to Schull mainland village, County Cork
£400




The MUSTIQUE ISLAND carriage labels - "No mint copies exist"
This is the only known 10c yellow mint sheetlet of two labels, produced circa 1971, in fresh unmounted mint condition (small gum disturbance at lower right), accompanied by both 10c yellow label on inaugural first flight cover dated 1 SEP 1971 which terminated the private conveyance service, and subsequent Urch Harris "ballot" order form (included) for supply of the four covers. Lord Glenconnor, Colin Tennant, owner of Mustique island conceived the idea of 10c labels to privately convey island mail, with Government consent from the Hon. Hudson Tannis, Minister for Communications & Works, by more flexible regular use of small aircraft to mainland St. Vincent circumventing the slower and less frequent by boat service offered by the Mustique Post Office. Four differing colour same design labels were printed, and stocks ultimately depleted when they were affixed, alongside St. Vincent GPO issues, to SP 1 1971 first day covers for the official inaugural flight Mustique to St. Vincent. Cancelling of the covers was firstly undertaken by Doreen Simon, the Mustique schoolmistress who doubled as the island post mistress, and secondly by the mainland Kingstown G.P.O., and the bulk were carried back to London by a member of the Mustique management team in a suitcase via Luxembourg (accompanied by Princess Margaret). The Bristol based Urch Harris company, famed for their distribution of new stamp issues, marketed them . These covers were not only First Day Covers but also LAST DAY COVERS.
The Urch Harris catalogue listed printing quantities as 10c orange (2000), 10c blue (550), 10c yellow (250), 10c mauve (70). The Wilson figures for both blue and yellow are inaccurate and the estimated use for yellow labels used on inaugural flight covers is 234 leaving 14 labels (or 7 sheetlets) unaccounted for. No "earlier" service 10c orange labels are known on cover. Accompanied by scan of BWISC Bulletin article being the UH copied source for quantities affixed to first flight covers.
£1200

GRENADA stamps:
manuscript cleaned QV 6d Revenue with forged A/GRENADA/21 JA 88 cds, fine.
£5



Plate Proof Winston Churchill issue, British Guiana stamps
1966 fully gummed and watermarked imperforate black vignette PLATE PROOF depicting St. George's Cathedral, Georgetown (The tallest wooden building in the world) as used for both 5c and 25c values (SG.374/375, as enclosed), small mark and minor paper bend. Stated only 10 examples exist.
£185

ST. VINCENT stamps:
1977 "CARIBBEAN VISIT 1977" INVERTED OVERPRINT on QE" $2.00 Silver Jubilee (SG.540a, Cat.35.00), fresh u/m.
£18

CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados postmark
7 JAN 58 on QE2 5c (SG.293), perf. faults.
£3

ST. VINCENT GRENADINES stamps:
1974 3c parrot (SG.25), u/m corner marginal se-tenant pair showing both MISSING and DOUBLE "GRENADINES OF" overprint.
£125


MAURITIUS stamps:
1953 QE2 20c Labourdonnais Statue (SG.299), u/m with additional COMPLETE OFFSET OF DESIGN on gummed side.
£425

ST. VINCENT GRENADINES stamps:
1974 3c parrot (SG.25), u/m corner marginal Plate 1A block of four showing FIVE DIAGONAL OVERPRINTS of "GRENADINES OF".
£60
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