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    Colonial Stamp Company
    5757 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse 8
    Los Angeles, California 90036-5816

    Tel.: 1 (323) 933-9435 Toll Free 1 (877) CSC-6693 (272-6693) North America Only
    Fax: 1 (323) 939-9930 Toll Free 1 (877) CSC-6694 (272-6694) North America Only

    E-Mail: info@colonialstampcompany.com
    Web: http://www.colonialstampcompany.com
  • About Colonial Stamp Company

    We are the largest specialized auction house in America devoted exclusively to offering the stamps and postal history of the British Empire for both public auction and private sale. Your collection or consignment will be reviewed by many thousands of active collectors and stamp dealers all over the world. Our auctions are extensively advertized abroad. You cannot hope to find a larger or more enthusiastic audience that is specifically seeking to buy what you wish to sell

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Colonial Stamp Company


1. All bids are subject to 15% buyers fee which will be added to the auction sale prices as part of the total purchase price.

2. All bids are per lot as numbered in the catalogue. The right is reserved to withdraw any lot prior to the sale, or to group two or more lots (belonging to the same owner).

3. The highest bidder shall prevail (at 1 advance over the next highest bidder). Should any dispute arise between bidders, the decision of the Auctioneer as to the successful bidder and the reoffering or resale of the lot under dispute shall rest entirely in the Auctioneer's judgment. The Auctioneer shall regulate the bidding, and reserves the right to refuse any bids believed to be neither made in good faith, nor commensurate with its value.

4. Floor bidders shall bid by numbered card, submitting their name and address on the card provided. Payment of the total purchase price shall be made immediately following the sale. Special credit arrangements must be made prior to the sale and shall be at the Auctioneer's discretion.

5. Mail bidders shall be notifies of the lots purchased and must remit before lots are sent. Clients with established credit, known to us, may, at our option, have lots forwarded for immediate payment (plus shipping, handling and insurance charges). Title shall not pass to the buyer until payment is received by Colonial Stamp Company. In fairness to all bidders, written bids shall be binding with respect to accuracy. (Please recheck your bid sheet.)

6. Successful bidders agree to pay for lots as specified above; a late payment charge of 2% per month will be imposed on overdue accounts, with a minimum charge of $10.00.

7. Each lot is sold as genuine, but if in the opinion of an authority acceptable to Colonial Stamp Company, and the purchaser, the lot is declared otherwise, the purchase price will be refunded in full, provided the lot is received by Colonial Stamp Company within four weeks of the date of the auction. Lots accompanied by a certificate shall form the basis on which the lots are offered. Requests for any additional certificates will be declined. We require that extension requests be placed when bids are submitted. Cost of certification will paid against adverse opinions. Inability of the designated authority to express a definite opinion shall not be grounds for a lot's return. Extension lots are to be paid for at the time of purchase, subject to expertization.

8. Any lot, description of which is incorrect is returnable within 10 days of receipt, and must be returned intact, by registered or insured mail.. LOTS NOT RETURNABLE (A) Lots containing 10 or more items; (B) Lots viewed by floor bidders or their agents; (C) Stamps described with defects or faults or of a quality of vg (very good) or below; (D) Photographed lots on account of appearance (centering or perforations).

9. The placing of a bid shall constitute the acceptance of the foregoing conditions of sale. The sales tax is payable to all buyers liable to tax.

10. Bidders outside the United States , we respectfully request a charge card for best exchange rates.

11. We reserve the right to publish all names of defaulters and overdue accounts.

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Colonial Stamp Company 134th Auction
May 20th, 2021

We welcome all of you back to our Auction 134..  We hope that you have all weathered the pandemic in good order!  It looks like things are beginning to come back to normal, but sadly we lost a few old friends.  It was an unusual year for us, but the Private Treaty / Want List Department surprisingly thundered ahead at great speed.  Clients had a lot of time to work on their collections, I moved the 50 volumes of stock into my home February (2020) and conducted business from my “kitchen table” to a strong 7-figure effect, both in purchases and sales.
Auction 134 contains the results of months of work, booth in purchases as well as several important consignments we received.  In the pages of this catalogue you will find many great interesting lots and rarities!

Great Britain includes many important items with a mint £5 orange QV through to scarce Officials.  Cyprus is almost complete to the £5.  Gibraltar has all the “Key” stamps including £5 mint.

New South Wales has mint examples of some scarce stamps and South Australia features both £5 and £10 mint as well as the 2/6d “O. S.”!
Australia showcases 6 mint £2 Kangaroos. Fiji features 4 “Times Express” issues!  New Britain has the very rare 5/- on 5M mint.  Strong New Zealand with 7 “O.P.S.O.”s! There are rarely seen multiples of North West Pacific Islands and a rare used high value.

Bahamas has a 1854 2d bisect cover. British Guiana opens with a 12¢ blue Cotton Reel plus rare provisionals (6¢ Official – mint!).  Strong Canada and Provinces: British Columbia with all the mint rarities; Newfoundland with mint treasures (6d orange-vermilion and a NH 1930 “Columbia” Air Mail); Nova Scotia’s 1/- mint on bluish is a rarely seen stamp; Canada backs up a complete set of Jubilees with an almost impossible mint 1¢ on one-third 3¢ “Port Hood” (ex-Dale Lichtenstein!).  Cayman Islands has major rarities and Falklands features the popular Tercentenary” set complete mint. Malta has the key 10/- wmkd MCA

Quite a few Bechuanaland items of interest. There is a good run of Cape and Mafeking. Rare Griqualand multiples, and a highlight of this Auction is Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika with all the mint K George V high values £1-£10! Large section of Madagascar Consular Mail issues (25!); 50 lots of Rhodesia to the £10 plus double heads and Admirals. Sierra Leone has “key” £5s and we feature a marvelous run of Zanzibar – rare overprint errors, all the highly popular Sultan’s Palace and Dhow issues.

We close the Auction with both a large British Colonies collection and a great big German States and Colonies lot.

Did I forget a few good stamps and sections?  No doubt!  As always:
Happy Hunting!

Short Terms and Conditions

All bids are subject to 15% buyers fee which will be added to the auction sale prices as part of the total purchase price.

Please note the Terms and Conditions

May 20th, 2021

Lot Start Lot End Starting Time PDT
1 1358 14:00 PDT
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May 20th, 2021
Colonial Stamp Company 134th Auction
Focus on Great Britain and the Commonwealth.