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1945 14a additional value — vertical strip of 3 perforated SPECIMEN type W9 [UPU] with sheet margin at foot showing plate number '1'— possibly the only surviving example in this form — very slightly toned gum but apparently never hinged -- SG23as Aden
1937 9 pies post card, 1 anna envelope, 2 annas registered envelope and 1939 ¾ anna post card ~ all overprinted SPECIMEN types D{8}, D{9} and D{9a} ~ the only postal stationery items sent to the UPU with SPECIMEN overprints mounted on 2 pages Aden
1886 to 1903 — 2 part pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £350 Antigua
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black by an unidentified postal authority Antigua
1939 5c Housing Congress, 1940 15c Pan American Union, 1941 5c General French, 5c Avelaneda, 5c statue of General Roca, 5c Bank of the Nation, all overprinted MUESTRA (the first four type [11] and the last type [10]) before sending to the UPU for distribution.
Affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE in red.
UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Argentina
1940 Stamp Centenary miniature sheet overprinted MUESTRA type [12] before sending to the UPU for distribution. Scott 474.
Affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE in red
UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Argentina
1940 Air post set of 5 overprinted MUESTRA type [12] before sending to the UPU for distribution. Scott C38-C42.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Argentina
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Ascension
1929 wmk mult Crown A 10s optd SPECIMEN type C — the only stamp of the Commonwealth distributed with a SPECIMEN overprint — SG112s Australia
ca. 1928-32 7 King's Head issues CTO Australia
1885 to 1898 4 pages (the last with stamps on both sides) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1885 AÇORES reprints complete and later issues including 1894 Prince Henry set, 1895 St Antony set, 1898 Vasco de Gama set
and 1892–1898 ANGRA, HORTA and PONTA DELGADA issues
Azores
1884 to 1890 — part page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection Bahamas
1901–03 Staircase set of 4 all overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a – the three 1903 values additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR – affixed to 2 pieces from the Goa archive – SG58sv/61sv (£150++) Bahamas
1902 KEVII wmk CA set of 7 (the 1d damaged TR corner) and 1906 wmk MCA ½d all overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 and additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR – affixed to piece from the Goa archive – SG62sv/70sv and 71sv (£355++) Bahamas
1912–19 KGV set of 7 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 and additionally handstamped COLONIAS in black – affixed to 3 pieces from the Goa archive – some slightly faded – SG81sv/89sv (£325++) Bahamas
1918 WAR TAX in one line on KGV ½d, 1d and 1s overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 and additionally handstamped COLONIAS in red – affixed to 2 pieces from the Goa archive – SG96sv, 97sv, 99sv (£125++) Bahamas
1919 'WAR/CHARITY/3.6.18.' on Staircase 1d overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a and additionally handstamped COLONIAS in black – affixed to piece from the Goa archive – SG101sv (£55++) Bahamas
1919 WAR/TAX in two lines on Staircase 3d overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a and additionally handstamped COLONIAS in red – affixed to piece from the Goa archive – SG105sv (£55++) Bahamas
1917 SPECIAL/DELIVERY on Staircase 5d black & mauve overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a and additionally handstamped COLONIAS in red – affixed to piece from the Goa archive – SGS3sv (£75++) Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive affixed to 7 pages and 1 part page
including War Tax, 1920 Peace set, 1921 KGV wmk Script set (excl the 3d value), 1937 Coronation set, 1942 Landfall set and 1946 Victory set all overprinted or perforated SPECIMEN – total cat value £1500+
and 1948 Tercentenary set, 1948 Silver Wedding pair and 1954 set unused as issued
etc., etc.
some fading and toning but a most useful reference
See items BAH-GZZ1-8 for images of the individual pages
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 1 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 2 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 3 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 4 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 5 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 6 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 7 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1911–1959 balance of the Goa UPU archive
page 8 - see item BAH-GZZ0 for details
Bahamas
1882 1s green and 1884–90 set of 6 to £1 ~ all affixed to part archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection ~ the 1s, 1d, 4d, 5s and £1 that were distributed by the UPU in mint condition were handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 after receipt by the Tunisian postal authority ~ the 2½d and 6d (distributed later) were overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 by De La Rue before sending to the UPU ~ SG44, 47/57 ~ an attractive and unique record Bahamas
complete collection of stamps all overprinted or perforated SPECIMEN as distributed by the UPU from 1901 to 1948 (and some later issues) lightly affixed to 1 part and 6 complete album pages ex the Tunisia UPU specimen collection ~ very fine, fresh and attractive ~ between SG58s and SG177s ~ cat £3990 Bahamas
1884–90 wmk CA 1d to £1 set of 6 plus 1882 wmk CA 1s hinged to four archival pieces all handstamped CANCELLED 41×7 mm — ex Bechuanaland Post Office collection — the 5s and £1 illustrated in the auction catalogue (Robson Lowe, 27 October 1976, Basel) -- SG 44s, 47/57s
this CANCELLED handstamp appears on a very small number of other stamps in the collection most of which were in normal unused condition — it is believed to have been applied at the time that the collection was transferred to the GPO in London to provide an element of protection
Bahamas
1941 1d olive-grey (pair and single) and 2d scarlet (strip of three) new colours perforated 'SPECIMEN' type D21 ~ SG150a, 152b ~ both affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania post office archive Bahamas
1901 1d staircase overprinted SPECIMEN type D12x hinged to archival piece and additionally handstamped CANCELLED 41×7 mm — ex Bechuanaland Post Office collection — characteristic audit tick alongside — listed in the auction catalogue (Robson Lowe, 27 October 1976, Basel) — SG58s
this is the only example in the archive of a stamp overprinted SPECIMEN that also bears the CANCELLED handstamp
Bahamas
1920 Peace set of 5 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a and subsequently handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2a by the Bechuanaland Postal Authority – all values show the characteristic green crayon tick mark applied at the time of an audit – SG106sv/110sv (£170++) Bahamas
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Bahamas
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Bahrain
1907 Kingston Relief Fund 1d on 2d – 2 copies of which one with overprint and surcharge inverted – affixed to part of an album sheet from the Tunisia Post Office archive – both handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 (one handstamp ties the stamp to the fragment) – SG153v, 153av Barbados
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Barbados
1927 Tercentenary 1d overprinted SPECIMEN Type B7 [UPU] - this is the only stamp with this Bradbury, Wilkinson overprint SG240s cat £55 Barbados
1933 set of 10 perforated SPECIMEN type W8 ~ additionally handstamped ‘COLECCION / OFICIAL / MARRUECOS / ZONA / ESPAÑOLA’ on the reverse~ light but mostly legible impressions ~ existence of this unique set was anticipated in UPU Specimen Stamps 1878-1961 p32 ~ SG1/10s ~ cat £350 as normal specimens Basutoland
1933 to 1956 ~ four pages from the Goa UPU specimen collection: 1933 set, 1933 postage dues, 1937 Coronation, 1938 set and 1947 Royal Visit all perforated SPECIMEN ~ and 1948 Silver Wedding, 1949 UPU, 1953 Coronation (the Bechuanaland Protectorate stamp included in error), 1954 set and 1956 postage dues all unused ~ the specimens cat £1070 ~ an interesting group Basutoland
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Basutoland
1887 to 1903 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £2000+ — a complete and splendid display Bechuanaland
1897 unappropriated die 1d to £5 set of 12 handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2 — mostly very fine and with large part original gum — BPA cert — SG10s/21s (£1000) Bechuanaland
1891 Cape of Good Hope 1d and 2d overprinted 'British Bechuanaland' and handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2 — SG31/32s (£130) Bechuanaland
UPU specimen stamps of Belgium and Belgian Congo are listed and priced in the Stanley Gibbons Belgium and Luxembourg catalogue – 1st edition 2015 Belgium
1923-27 Railway Parcel stamps ~ 23 of the 24 values current in 1927 (missing 2f70c) handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] in violet and distributed by the UPU ~ heavy hinge remainders ~ SGP375/86s, P392s, P396s, P398/405s, P408s (SG £400-) Belgium
1923-27 Railway Parcel stamps ~ the 24 values current in 1927 handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] in violet and distributed by the UPU ~ a very fine and scarce set ~ SGP375/86s, P392s, P395/6s, P398/405s, P408s ~ cat £400 Belgium
1923 Railway Parcel stamps ~ the 2f70c grey handstamped 'SPECIMEN' type [2] (serifed font, no accent on first 'E') instead of the usual 'SPÉCIMEN' type [1] (sans-serif font, acute accent on first 'E') used on these stamps sent to the UPU for distribution to members ~ the only example recorded ~ SGP395 Belgium
1928 Newspaper stamps ~ Railway Parcel stamps overprinted 'JOURNAUX / DAGBLADEN / 1928' complete set of 18 handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] ~ heavy hinge remainders but otherwise a fine and scarce set ~ SGN443/60s ~ cat £300 Belgium
1928 Newspaper stamps ~ Railway Parcel stamps overprinted 'JOURNAUX / DAGBLADEN / 1928' complete set of 18 handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] ~ a very fine set ~ SGN443/60s ~ cat £300 Belgium
1892-93 QV Crown CC ½d, 2d purple, 1s yellow-brown set of 3 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — paper adhesions on reverse — SG21s, 26s, 29s (£375) Bermuda
1901 ONE FARTHING on 1s overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — paper adhesions on reverse — SG30s (£80) Bermuda
1902-03 Dry Dock wmk Crown CA set of 3 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — paper adhesions on reverse — SG31s/33s (£80) Bermuda
1906-10 Dry Dock wmk Mult Crown CA set of 7 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — paper adhesions on reverse — SG34s, 38s/42s (£400) Bermuda
1910-19 Ship wmk Mult Crown CA set of 9 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — fine — SG44s/51s (£475) Bermuda
1918-20 KGV wmk Mult Crown CA 2s to £1 set of 6 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a — very fine — SG51bs/55s (£900) Bermuda
1920-21 Tercentenary 1st issue set of 9 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a — very fine — SG59s/67s (£350) Bermuda
1921 Tercentenary 2nd issue set of 9 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a — very fine — SG68/76s (£350) Bermuda
1922-34 Ship wmk Mult Script CA set of 12, overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 (½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d sage-green), or type D16 (¼d, 2½d ultramarine, 3d blue, 3d purple/yellow, 4d, 6d, 1s), or perforated SPECIMEN type D19 (1½d) — very fine — SG77s/87s (£650) Bermuda
1932 Ship wmk Mult Script CA 1½d perforated SPECIMEN type D19 — very fine — SG79b Bermuda
1924-32 KGV wmk Mult Script CA 2s to 12s6d set of 4 overprinted or perforated SPECIMEN types D16, D19 — very fine — SG88s/93s (£600) Bermuda
1932 KGV wmk Mult Script CA 12s6d perforated SPECIMEN type D19 — very fine — SG93s Bermuda
1935 Silver Jubilee set of 4 perforated SPECIMEN type W8 — very fine — SG94s/97s (£225) Bermuda
1936 pictorial set of 9 perforated SPECIMEN type W8 — very fine — SG98s/106s (£325) Bermuda
1937 Coronation set of 3 perforated SPECIMEN type D20 — very fine — SG107s/109s (£225) Bermuda
1938-41 pictorial 1d to 1s set of 9 perforated SPECIMEN type B9, and King's head 2s to £1 set of 6 perforated SPECIMEN type D20 — very fine — SG110s/121s (£2000) Bermuda
1946 Victory 1½d and 3d perforated SPECIMEN type D21 — very fine — SG123s/124s (£170) Bermuda
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Bermuda
1897 set of 8 hinged to 2 parts of old album pages ~ each handstamped 'SPECIMEN' type BEC2a ~ ex Bechuanaland UPU collection ~ Scott 47-54 Bolivia
1901 Sucre and 1901-02 set of 6 affixed to part of album page ~ each handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' in violet by the Portuguese post office before sending to one of its colonial post offices ~ Scott 69, 70/76 Bolivia
1909 set of 8 affixed to part of old album page ~ each handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' in violet by the Portuguese post office before sending to one of its colonial post offices ~ the 1 Bolívar with surface abrasion otherwise very fine ~ Scott 82-89 Bolivia
1913 set of 8 and 1901 20c affixed to parts of archival page ~ each handstamped 'COLONIAS' by the Portuguese post office before sending to one of its colonial post offices ~ Scott 75, 103-110 Bolivia
1924 to 1930 - range of Air Mail stamps all handstamped MUESTRA in different types most also with receiving authority specimen handstamps:
1924 National Aviation School 6 sets including ex Madagascar, ex Bechuanaland and ex Angola
1928 Lloyd Boliviano 3 sets including ex Bechuanaland and SPECIMEN ex Portuguese Post Office
1930 Graf Zeppelin 'Especimen' ex Portuguese Post Office
1930 CORREO AEREO overprints 2 sets incl. MUESTRA
A unique group mounted on 6 album pages.
Bolivia
1925 Independence Centenary issue set of 10 including the two unissued values ~ three complete sets all handstamped 'Spécimen' type [2] - one set ex Bechuanaland UPU collection additionally handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2a - one set additionally cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE in red - 72 stamps UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection Bolivia
1939 postage set of 18. Scott 251-268. Each in a strip of three affixed to archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Bolivia
1939 Second National Eucharistic Congress Air Post set of 10. Scott C72-C81. Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE. UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Bolivia
1939 New York World's Fair set of 4 Scott 480-483 each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Brazil
1940 New York World's Fair set of 3 Scott 496-498 each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Brazil
1939-41 Scott 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484-486, 487, 495, 499, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504-508, B8-11, C43 all in strips of three affixed to part archive pages all cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE in red - 72 stamps UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection Brazil
1878 to 1903 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £2800+ and the mint stamps SG cat value £1250+ British East Africa
1897 20 rupees overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a — very fine — SG98s (£180) British East Africa
1897 50 rupees overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a — very fine — SG99s (£400) British East Africa
1893 HALF ANNA postal stationery card with two and a half impressions of SPECIMEN type BEA1 - some light staining but most unusual [UPU] H&G1 British East Africa
1898-99 50c, $1, $2, $5 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 and additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR in blue by the Portuguese Postal Authorities ~ SG 62-65s var British Honduras
1913 $5 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — hinge remainder — SG110s British Honduras
1917 1 cent overprinted 'WAR' in small serifed capitals — additionally handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2a after receipt by the Bechuanaland Post Office — rounded lower left corner but unique — SG116 var British Honduras
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority British Honduras
1888 Great Britain 2s6d on WHITE PAPER handstamped SPECIMEN type GB15 ~ a superb and apparently unmounted example ~ a rare record copy made by the Inland Revenue ~ SG 3as British Levant
1893 '40 PARAS' on GB QV Jubilee ½d vermilion ~ 'the Constantinople provisional' ~ a fine unused copy showing the broken 'S' with some original gum.
This example was sent via the UPU as a 'specimen' to the Royal Swedish General Post Office.
Unused copies of this stamp are extremely scarce and under-catalogued.
SG 7 (£425).
British Levant
1909 5pi on 1s (SG21) overprinted SPECIMEN lightly affixed to part of an album page (Samuel Type GB17) British Levant
1913-14 30pa on 1½d to 4pi on 10d (SG35-39) lightly affixed to two parts of an album page each handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) in violet - applied by the Tunisian Postal Authority - BPA cert (2015) for the whole page British Levant
1911-13 'LEVANT' on Wmk Crown ½d & 1d (SGL14-L15) lightly affixed to part of album page each handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) in violet - applied by the Tunisian Postal Authority - BPA cert (2015) for the whole page British Levant
1911-13 'LEVANT' on Wmk Royal Cypher ½d & 1d (SGL16-L17) lightly affixed to two parts of an album page each handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) in violet - applied by the Tunisian Postal Authority - BPA cert (2015) for the whole page British Levant
Album page, headed 'Constantinople (Post Office Britannique)' and numbered '120' in green at top left, from the Tunisia Post Office archive, bearing 1893 Provisional '40 PARAS' on GB QV Jubilee ½d vermilion and 1896 '4 PIASTRES' on GB QV Jubilee 10d dull purple & carmine, each handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) applied by the Tunisian Receiving Authority.
This is the only recorded example of the Constantinople Provisional with any form of specimen marking.
BPA cert (2015)
British Levant
Album page, headed 'Bureaux du Levant' and numbered '119' in green, from Tunisia Post Office archive, bearing 22 stamps - 1902-05 80pa on 5d, 4pi on 10d and 12pi on 2s6d (SG9-11) and 1909 (OR...1911-13) 5pi on 1s (SG21), each overprinted SPECIMEN (Samuel Type GB17), with 1902-05 40pa on 2½d (SG8), 1909 set 30pa on 1½d to 2pi20pa on 6d (SG16-20), 1910 set 1¼pi on 3d to 2½pi on 6d (SG22-24), 1913-14 30pa on 1½d to 4pi on 10d (SG35-39), and 1911-13 'LEVANT' re-drawn ½d & 1d (SGL14-15) and Sideface ½d & 1d (SGL16-17) - each handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) - applied by the Tunisian Receiving Authority, with manuscript annotations '23' in left margin. BPA cert (2015). British Levant
1902 GB reg env size H overprinted REGn FEE / 40 PARAS and handstamped ULTRAMAR ~ H&G 14b ~ GBOS LR3-s1 ~ pin hole at far left otherwise very fine British Levant
1887 to 1899 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £650 British Virgin Islands
1887 1d postal stationery card handstamped SPECIMEN in a previously unrecorded type possibly of local origin H&G 2 British Virgin Islands
1947 £1 black perforated SPECIMEN type H3 vertical strip of 3 ~ very scarce thus ~ NG otherwise VF ~ SG121 British Virgin Islands
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black by an unidentified postal authority British Virgin Islands
1922–28 KGV and St Ursula MCA 1s, 2s6d, 5s and Script ½d, 1d carmine, 2d, 2½d blue, 5d, 6d all overprinted abnormal SPECIMEN type D9 ~ the 1d with perf faults at upper right otherwise all extremely fine and apparently never hinged ~ rare ~ SG83/85, 86, 87, 92, 93, 97, 98 British Virgin Islands
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Brunei
1890 5 stotinki postal stationery card without printed borders overprinted SPECIMEN – the only item of Bulgaria sent to the UPU with a specimen overprint – H&G 10s Bulgaria
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of six handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Burma
see also Newfoundland Canada
1906 20c olive-green handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ in sans-serif caps (13×2.4mm) SG186s ~ Scott 94 Canada
1897 'Jubilee' 20c to $5 ~ the 20c handstamped SPECIMEN in sans-serif caps (13×2.4mm) ~ the 50c to $5 handstamped SPECIMEN in seriffed caps (15.5×2.6mm) ~ SG133s/140s ~ Scott 59-65 ~ affixed to part of an archive page from the Tunisia UPU reference collection ~ copy of BPA Expertising photo certificate (2015) for the whole page included Canada
1897 'Jubilee' 3c, 20c to $5 ~ the 3c handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) by the Tunisia Post Office, the 20c handstamped SPECIMEN in sans-serif caps (13×2.4mm) ~ the 50c to $5 handstamped SPECIMEN in seriffed caps (15.5×2.6mm) ~ SG126, 133s/140s ~ Scott 53, 59-65 ~ affixed to part of an archive page from the Tunisia UPU reference collection ~ copy of BPA Expertising photo certificate (2015) for the whole page included Canada
the following are affixed to parts of an archive page from the Tunisia UPU reference collection and were handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) by the Tunisia Post Office ~ copy of BPA Expertising photo certificate (2015) for the whole page included with each item Canada
1898-1902 7c ~ SG160 ~ Scott 81 Canada
1916 (Jan) 'war tax' 2c + 1c red Die I ~ SG231 ~ Scott MR1 Canada
1916 (Aug) 'war tax' 2c + 1c brown Die II ~ SG238 ~ Scott MR2 Canada
1922-31 3c 'Admiral' perf 12×8 (short perfs at left) ~ SG263 ~ Scott 184 Canada
1931 'Cartier' 10c ~ SG312 ~ Scott 190 Canada
1932 3c/2c Die I ~ SG314 ~ Scott 191 Canada
1932-33 'Medallion' set of 7 ~ 1c to 13c ~ SG319-325 ~ Scott 195-201 Canada
1933 'Royal William' 5c ~ SG331 ~ Scott 204 Canada
1934 'Cartier' 3c ~ SG332 ~ Scott 208 Canada
1934 'Loyalists' 10c ~ SG333 ~ Scott 209 Canada
1934 'New Brunswick' 2c ~ SG334 ~ Scott 210 Canada
1930-31 'Arch' 2c brown, 3c scarlet ~ SG342, 343 ~ Scott 164,165 Canada
1906 Postage Due 1c, 2c, 5c (the 1c with defect at top left corner, the 2c with trimmed perforations at foot) ~ SGD1-3 ~ Scott J1, J2, J4 Canada
1986 set of 3 souvenir sheets designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser overprinted SPECIMEN type [1] - the very last items distributed by the UPU with any protective overprint ~ Scott 488-490 ~ see UPU Specimen Stamps p124 Cape Verde Islands
1986 set of 3 souvenir sheets designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser overprinted SPECIMEN type [1] - the very last items distributed by the UPU with any protective overprint ~ light horizontal fold along perfs bellow lower stamps as usual ~ Scott 488-490 ~ see UPU Specimen Stamps p124 p124 Cape Verde Islands
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Cayman Islands
1872 to 1903 — 4 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value ca. £1200 Ceylon
1888-1927 ~ UPU reference collection ~ complete group of all stamps sent to the UPU with local overprints and/or surcharges and local SPECIMEN overprints total SG cat £424 Ceylon
1868 CC 14 1d blue handstamped SPECIMEN type D5 ~ NG as usual and slightly rounded LL corner ~ good colour ~ SG61 Ceylon
1883 CA 24 cents brown-purple prepared for use but NOT ISSUED ~ overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ only 106 copies made ~ SG152s cat £800 Ceylon
1886 5c to 28c set of 4 optd SPECIMEN type D12 — SG195s, 197s/199s (£300) Ceylon
1899 1 rupee 50 cents and 2 rupees 25 cents watermark CC both overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a and additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR in blue SG263, 264 superb and most attractive Ceylon
1927-36 UPU REFERENCE COLLECTION complete with all stamps overprinted or perforated SPECIMEN mounted on 3 album pages Chile
1933 stamps of China overprinted 'for use in Szechwan Province exclusively':
Junk and Reaper set of 3, Dr Sun Yat-sen with thick circle set of 8, Martyrs set of 12, a total of 23 stamps of which 17 are affixed to a piece of album sheet and 6 are hinged to a second piece — all handstamped SPECIMEN (22.5×2.75mm) in black — ex Bechuanaland Post Office archives (Robson Lowe, Basle, 27 October 1976, lot 1376)
a unique and important group
see UPU Specimen Stamps 1878–1961 pp133–4
Scott 1/23 — SG1/23s
China (Szechwan)
page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with on front 1898 Waterlow set of 12 inscribed 'Chinese Imperial Post' overprinted SPECIMEN in a type very similar to others used by Waterlow at this date — Scott 98–109, SG108–119
and on reverse Russian Post Offices in China 1899 1kop–10 kop original set of 6 — Scott 1–6, SG1–6
see UPU Specimen Stamps 1878–1961 p132
China
UPU specimen stamps of China are listed and priced in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue of China – 11th edition 2015 China
1921 Postal Service set of 4 overprinted SPECIMEN type 5 ~ SG357s/360s ~ cat £300 China
1923 Constitution set of 4 overprinted SPECIMEN type 5 ~ SG362s/365s ~ cat £300 China
1920 Flood Relief set of 3 overprinted SPECIMEN type 4 ~ SG349s/351s ~ cat £250 China
1920 Flood Relief set of 3 vertical pairs on archival piece overprinted SPECIMEN type 4 and additionally handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE in red ~ SG349s/351s ~ cat 2x£250 as normal specimens China
1921 Postal Service set of 4 overprinted SPECIMEN type 5 ~ SG357s/360s ~ cat £300 China
1921 Postal Service 10c showing extra horizontal rule at foot overprinted SPECIMEN type 5 ~ SG360sv China
1935 – album page, headed 'Colombie' and numbered '1' in green, from Tunisia Post Office archive bearing 1935 Third National Olympic Games, Barranquilla, set of 16 (Scott 421–436 cat mint $1350) and five other stamps each handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) - applied by the Tunisian Receiving Authority. BPA cert (2015) ~ a lovely and UNIQUE set of specimens in very fine condition. Colombia
1940-43 issue: 8c and 1p (the 2 values issued in 1940). Scott 488, 492. .
Strips of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office collection.
Colombia
1941 Air post set of 13. Scott C121-133.
Strips of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Colombia
1940 Postal Tax 'Ministry of Posts' set of 6 incl the 25c described by Scott as 'not usable on postal matter' and 1940 Postal Tax 5c 'Protection'. Scott RA8-RA12, RA13.
Strips of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Colombia
1887-88 ~ UPU reference collection ~ complete with the only stamps and postal stationery sent to the UPU handstamped SPECIMEN ~ 1887 50c chocolate and 5fr and 1888 15c post card
SG10s, 12s
Congo Free State
1883-1961 ~ UPU reference collection complete with all stamps sent to the UPU overprinted MUESTRA or SPECIMEN or with other form of protection ~ mounted on 19 pages ~ also some postal stationery and miscellaneous items and notes ~ a magnificent display that would be impossible to replicate Costa Rica
1940 '15 Cts' on 45c. Surcharge type e - the only one of the 5 types sent to the UPU. Scott 160D.
Strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Costa Rica
1940 Pan American Health Day set of 5 overprinted MUESTRA before sending to the UPU for distribution. Scott 191-195.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Costa Rica
1941 '15 CENTIMOS 15' surcharges set of 5. Scott 196-200.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Costa Rica
1940 International Airport Air post set of 7. Scott C39-C45.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Costa Rica
1940 International Airport Air post set of 11 incl two surcharged values. Scott C46-C56.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Costa Rica
1941 Panama Border Treaty Air post set of 7. Scott C67-C73.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Costa Rica
1936-1939 ~ UPU reference collection ~ complete with all stamps sent to the UPU handstamped MUESTRA type [A]:
1936 Gomez Monument, Gomez Birth Centenary, American Artists and Writers, 1937 Sugar Industry, 1938 Key West to Havana Flight, Marie Curie Anti-Cancer, Anti-TB Postal Tax
a total of 40 stamps mounted on 5 pages
Cuba (Republic)
1936 Gomez Centenary set of 5 handstamped MUESTRA type [A] ~ Scott 332s-6s Cuba (Republic)
1937 Sugar Industry set of 3 handstamped MUESTRA type [A] ~ Scott 337s-9s Cuba (Republic)
1937 American Writers & Artists 13 values [missing 1x3c and 1x4c] handstamped MUESTRA type [A] ~ Scott between 340s/354s Cuba (Republic)
1939 Cigar Industry set of 3. Scott 356-358.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Cuba (Republic)
1939 Birth Centenary of General Garcia 2c and 5c each in a perforated and in an imperf strip of 3. Scott 359, 360.
All affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Cuba (Republic)
1938 Marie Curie Anti-Cancer set of 2 handstamped MUESTRA type [A] ~ Scott B1s, B2s Cuba (Republic)
1936 Gomez Centenary Express 10c handstamped MUESTRA type [A] ~ Scott E09s Cuba (Republic)
1937 Artists & Writers Express 10c set of 2 handstamped MUESTRA type [A] ~ Scott E10s, E11s Cuba (Republic)
1938 Anti-TB Postal Tax 1c handstamped MUESTRA type [A] ~ Scott RA1s Cuba (Republic)
1898 1m to 5m in strips of 5 handstamped MUESTRA type [3] ~ Scott 156s-160s Cuba (Spanish Colony)
1894 to 1904 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £800 Cyprus
1881 GB 1d plate 215 overprinted CYPRUS and additionally surcharged HALF-PENNY ~ the handstamped surcharge is very displaced vertically and shows the lower half of one impression at the top of the stamp and the upper part of another impression at the foot of the stamp ~ SG7 var (cat £800 as normal) ~ a striking error on one of the rarest plates Cyprus
1881 Larnaca to London ~ GB 2d postal stationery registered envelope with a horizontal pair of GB 1d plate 220 overprinted CYPRUS and surcharged 30 PARAS cancelled 942 at Larnaca. One or more stamps missing, embossed stamp paying registration fee on flap missing, some water stains and other blemishes. Only one other cover with these adhesives recorded. SG10 (220). Cyprus
1886 Queen Victoria Die I wmk CA perf 14 12 piastres overprinted SPECIMEN Samuel type D12 ~ a very difficult early specimen as only 100 were sent to the UPU for distribution (one to each member)
SG22s (£2250)
Cyprus
1886 Queen Victoria Die I wmk CA 12 piastres overprinted SPECIMEN Samuel type D12 ~ a very difficult early specimen as only 100 were sent to the UPU for distribution (one to each member) ~ NO GUM otherwise very fine and attractive ~ SG22s (£2250) Cyprus
1886 Queen Victoria Die I wmk Crown CA perf 14 12 piastres overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — broken 'M' in SPECIMEN — only two of this variety were produced and this is probably the only survivor — SG22s var (£2250+++) Cyprus
1949 75th anniversary of the UPU set of four – each denomination in a block of 4 – handstamped SPECIMEN in black by an unidentified postal authority – SG168s/171s Cyprus
1924 KGV ¼ piastre wrapper overprinted SPECIMEN and additionally handstamped COLONIAS type 3 ~ horiz fold as always ~ very neat and attractive ~ H&G 13 ~ I&P 15s Cyprus
1886 to 1903 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £405 Dominica
1918 ½d locally overprinted WAR TAX and 'Specimen' type DO1 - SG56s Dominica
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red or in black by an unidentified postal authority Dominica
1933-43 ~ UPU reference collection ~ complete (excl 1939 San Rafael bridge set) with all stamps sent to the UPU overprinted or handstamped MUESTRA or Muestra ~ includes several interesting additional stamps and 1935 registered envelope handstamped 'Muestra' that is the only postal stationery item sent to the UPU with any form of protection ~ mounted on 7 pages Dominican Republic
1935 13 centavos postal stationery registered envelope handstamped 'Muestra' in italic type – note the security perforations on the flap to detect illicit opening - H&G C1s Dominican Republic
1940 flags set of 5. Sc 351-355.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1940 Rowland Hill set of 2. Sc 356-357.
Both in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1940 Mothers' Day set of 4. Sc 358-361.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1940 map 3c and 7c (the 1p was not distributed). Sc 362-363.
Both in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1940 military hospital ½c, 1951 fortress 10c, 1941 special delivery 10c both colours, 1940-41 insured letter 8c and 30c. Sc 365, 376, E4, E5, G8 and G10.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1941 fortress and statue set of 3. Sc 366-368.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1941 Trujillo-Hull Treaty 3c to 17c (the 1p and 2p were not distributed). Sc 369-373.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1940 Air Post 10c, 15c and 20c (the 25c and 50 c were not distributed). Sc C35-37.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Dominican Republic
1929 'SCADTA' set of 10 plus one Registration Fee stamp cancelled 'SERVICIO DE TRANSPORTES AEREOS * GUAYAQUIL' cds dated '13 VII. 1929' affixed to pages from the Saudi Arabian Post Office specimen archive ~ the six pages contain examples of every stamp received by Saudi Arabia from the UPU during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. [XL] Ecuador
1938 Ecuador Exhibition set of 4. Scott 373-376.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Ecuador
1938 First Bolivian Games set of 5 postage and 5 Air post. Scott 377-381. C65-C69.
Each in a strip of three affixed to two parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Ecuador
1939 Golden Gate Exposition set of 6 postage and 7 Air post. Scott 382-387, C73-C79.
Each in a strip of three affixed to three parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Ecuador
1939 New York World's Fair set of 6 postage and 7 Air Post stamps. Scott 388-393, C80-86 .all in strips of three affixed to part archive pages all cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE in magenta 39 stamps UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Ecuador
1907 set of 16 to 10p affixed to part of archive sheet from the Goa Post Office UPU collection ~ each stamp handstamped ULTRAMAR exceptionally clearly in bluish black ~ SG 41/56s Elobey, Annobon & Corisco
1893 to 1903 part page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1893 set of 11, 1895-98 5c to 45c (the 1c and 2c were issued in 1899), 1903 set of 11
Eritrea
1890 to 1902 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £325 Fiji
1930 proof impressions of meter marks sent as specimens to the UPU for distribution to other members ~ ½d, 1½d, 3d and 6d ~ each handstamped 'Especimen' by the Portuguese Post Office ~ very fine and scarce Fiji
1916 ½d, 1d locally overprinted WAR TAX and SPECIMEN type FJ1 - SG138, 9s - cat £140 Fiji
1917 2½ penni grey (never issued) and 20 penni brownish yellow (issued in yellow in 1921) single impressions within panes with 7×5 stamp spaces ~ the only two denominations distributed by the UPU in panes ~ exceptionally fine examples ~ Facit 1BT, 69BT Finland
1917 2½ penni grey (never issued) and 20 penni brownish yellow (issued in yellow in 1921) single impressions within panes with 7×5 stamp spaces ~ the only two denominations distributed by the UPU in panes ~ Facit 1BT, 69BT Finland
1917 1 Mark carmine & black single impression within pane with 7×5 stamp spaces ~ Facit 73BT Finland
1921 2 Marks green & black, 3 Marks blue & black and 25 Marks red & yellow ~ single impressions within panes with 7×5 stamp spaces ~ these three new high face value panes were sold to the public in this form enclosed in special purpose envelopes (of which an example is included here) by the Post Office ~ Facit 104BT, 106BT, 107BT Finland
page believed to be from a ca. 1903 Maury album with examples of all adhesives and cut-outs of postal stationery available in ca. 1890
Alphée Dubois type 1881 1c to 20c, 35c to 1F, 1886 25c black/rose (by 1886 the colour of the 25c had been changed and the 30c was no longer in use)
1884 postage due 5c to 5F
1889 10c and 25c post cards, 5c and 15c envelopes, and 1c, 2c and 5c wrappers
all of the above show 'Specimen' in black in a type seen only on items affixed to ca. 1890 Notices displayed in Post Offices in Indo-China
French Colonies (General Issues)
1893-1933 ~ UPU reference collection ~ complete with all stamps sent to the UPU overprinted or handstamped SPÉCIMEN or 'S' ~ includes Obock 1893 2fr in strip of 5 and 5fr ~ Djibouti 1894 set (2 values in pairs, 2 values in blocks of 4) ~ 25fr (2 copies, one with inverted 'S'), 50fr (2 copies one with 'S' at top instead of at foot believed unique) ~ 1902 surcharges on 1894 issue handstamped ULTRAMAR, and 1903 to 1933 apparently complete handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2a ex Bechuanaland UPU Specimen collection ~ mounted on 8 pages. French Somali Coast
1894 25F and 50F very fine unused with wide margins and large part original gum — Yv 20, 21 (€2050) French Somali Coast
Three examples of every stamp distributed by the UPU between October 1939 and June 1942 ~ the stamps (in strips of three) are affixed to parts of album pages and cancelled three-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ 48 stamps ~ Yv 177-192. French Somali Coast
see Madeira Funchal
1886 to 1902 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £850 Gambia
1886-87 wmk CA sideways set of 8 handstamped SPECIMEN type GA1 ~ exceptionally fine and fresh appearance with deep colours ~ a rare set ~ SG21/35s var Gambia
1886-93 wmk Crown CA sideways ½d, 1d, 2d, 6d set of 4 optd SPECIMEN type D12 — SG21s/23s/24s,32cs (£400) Gambia
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red or in black by an unidentified postal authority Gambia
A remarkable range of KEVII and KGV issues all overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 and additionally handstamped 'COLONIE DU GABON / SECRETARIAT GENERAL / RF / 1er Bureau' double-ring receiving authority handstamp
KEVII: 1d, 3d, 6d, 1s, 1s6d, 2s, 2s6d singles and 4d, 5d, 7½d, 10d rejoined pairs
KGV: 2d, 2½d, 10d. 1s, 1s6d, 2s, 3s singles and 1d, 1½d, 3d, 4d, 7½d, 2s6d rejoined pairs
no gum as usual but with identifiable partial impressions of this large handstamp
these 34 stamps are probably the largest surviving group of any country from the Gabon archive
Gambia
1897 'Berner' set of 6 — very fine — photo cert Jäschke-Lantelme (2019) — Mi 1B-6B (€2500) German Colonies - Cameroun
1901 10pf postal stationery card overprinted 'Specimen' — very fine — Mi P9 (€175) German Colonies - Carolines
1900 5 pesa postal stationery card overprinted 'Specimen' — very fine — Mi P14 (€175) German Colonies - German East Africa
1901 5pf + 5pf postal stationery reply card overprinted 'Specimen' — very fine — Mi P3 (€175) German Colonies - Kiaochow
1901 Yacht set of 13 overprinted 'Specimen' — very fine — photo cert Provinsky (2007) — Mi 7s/19s (€1300) German Colonies - Marianas
1897 'Berner' set of 6 — very fine — photo cert Jäschke-Lantelme (2019) — Mi 1B-6B (€2500) German Colonies - Marshalls
1901 Yacht set of 13 overprinted 'Specimen' — very fine — Mi 13s/25s (€1300) German Colonies - Marshalls
1901 'Yacht' set of 13 handstamped ULTRAMAR in blue affixed to part of a page from the Goa Post Office archives.
This set was sent by the UPU in normal unused condition as received to the Portuguese Post Office in Lisbon where the stamps were handstamped ULTRAMAR before distribution to the Portuguese Colonies.
Note that many archives contain this set, and corresponding sets for the other German Colonies, without a 'Specimen' overprint.
Mi 13/25var
German Colonies - Marshalls
1901 'Yacht' 80pf handstamped ULTRAMAR in blue.
This stamp was sent by the UPU in normal unused condition to the Portuguese Post Office in Lisbon where it was handstamped ULTRAMAR before distribution to a Portuguese Colony. Note that many archives contain the set, and corresponding sets for the other German Colonies, without a 'Specimen' overprint. Mi 21sv
German Colonies - Marshalls
1901 5pf + 5pf postal stationery reply card overprinted 'Specimen' — very fine — Mi P10 (€175) German Colonies - Marshalls
1897 'Berner' set of 6 — very fine (the 25pf with two trimmed perfs at top) — photo cert Jäschke-Lantelme (2019) — Mi 1B-6B (€2500) German Colonies - New Guinea
1897 'Berner' set of 6 — very fine — photo cert Jäschke-Lantelme (2019) — Mi 1B-6B (€2500) German Colonies - Togo
1911 Germania DEUTSCHES REICH 'Friedensdruck' 60 pf lilac handstamped ULTRAMAR in black – Mi 92s German Empire
1908 – '5 Centimes' on 5pf to '100 Centimes' on 80pf set of 5 overprinted 'Specimen' type [1] – of very good appearance but with sparse gum – Mi 48s/52s (€1000) German Post Offices - Turkey
1896-1900 Municipal Service 25 pfennig PAIR overprinted 'Specimen' type [1] ~ the only stamp of Württemberg sent to the UPU for distribution overprinted 'Specimen' ~ a very scarce multiple Mi 106s German States - Württemberg
1906 Centenary of the Kingdom Municipal Service set of 5 and Official set of 10 (with extra 2 pfennig) on two pieces of archive sheet all handstamped ULTRAMAR by the Portuguese Post Office before sending to the Portuguese Colonies ~ ex Goa UPU specimen collection ~ Mi 107-111, 217-226 German States - Württemberg
1900 Municipal Service and Official 2 pfennig postal stationery cards handstamped ULTRAMAR by the Portuguese Post Office before sending to the Portuguese Colonies ~ ex Goa UPU specimen collection ~ H&G D2, D31 German States - Württemberg
1900 10pfg + 10pfg postal stationery card H&G 54 handstamped ULTRAMAR by the Portuguese post office - very fine and scarce German States - Bavaria
1886 to 1903 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £2150 Gibraltar
1886 (1 Jan) Bermuda types overprinted GIBRALTAR ~ ½d to 1s set of 7 ~ additionally overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ a very difficult set as only 100 were made for distribution by the UPU (one set to each member) ~ somewhat disturbed original gum otherwise in unusually fine condition ~ SG1-7s (cat £5,500) Gibraltar
1921-27 wmk Script CA 1s, 2s, 4s and 8s overprinted SPECIMEN types D16, D16x, D12x — hinge remainders — SG98s/101s Gibraltar
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Gibraltar
1911 3 sets of 7 overprinted GILBERT & ELLICE/PROTECTORATE on KEVII Fiji wmk MCA chalk-surfaced paper (the 2d to 1s are special printings not issued without the overprint) additionally overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ tied to archival piece by POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE handstamps ~ SG1s/7s var (3×£300 as normal specimens) Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN by an unidentified postal authority Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1880–85 2 lepta green on cream paper ~ 3 examples each showing SPECIMEN overprint DOUBLE ~ Hellas 55s var ~ the only copies recorded.
Stamps [7] and [8] fit together perfectly both as to the cut between them and the overprint where a tiny part of the top of the 'I' falls on [8]. The third stamp [10] (ex Maximus collection) does not show 'SPECi' and must therefore come from the right of the sheet. The sloping red line in the diagram confirms the relative positions.
An exceptional item for the connoisseur of the Large Hermes Heads.
Greece
1883 10 lepta postal stationery reply card for use throughout Greece showing SPECIMEN overprint DOUBLE one inverted on the outgoing half and single overprint on the reply half ~ a rarity. Greece
1923 ~ Revolution of 1922 issue ~ 58 values handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ a very difficult set to complete ~ Hellas 398s/455s €1740 [±£1500] Greece
1923 Revolution issue: complete set of 58 stamps handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ ex Marcus Samuel collection ~ mounted on 5 album pages ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ Hellas 398s/455s cat €1740 [±£1500] Greece
1926 Centenary of Fall of Missolonghi strip of 3 ~ Hellas 463 ~ ex Madagascar UPU Specimen archive Greece
1939 10th Balkan Games set of 4 ~ Hellas 565-568 ~ each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection Greece
1940 National Youth Organisation set of 10 postage and 10 air mail stamps. Hellas 571-580 and A45-A54. Each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Greece
1940 Occupation of Albania (Northern Epirus) 45 values. Hellas 143-167, 168-177, 178-187. Each in a strip of three affixed to 3 pieces of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Greece
1923 Revolution issue: complete set of 58 stamps handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ mounted on archive page ~ additionally handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE in red ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ Hellas 398s/455s Greece
1923 Revolution issue: complete set of 58 stamps handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ mounted on two archive pages ~ additionally cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ Hellas 398s/455s Greece
1888 to 1902 — 1 part page and 1 full page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £465 Grenada
1938 1½d postal stationery envelope ~ overprinted SPECIMEN ~ boxed 'SPECIMEN / Collection / A. O. F.' ~ slight staining but UNIQUE Grenada
1891 '2½d.' local surcharge on 8d overprinted Specimen type GR3 — SG47s (£65) Grenada
1916 WAR TAX local overprint on 1d handstamped SPECIMEN type GR5 – SG109s Grenada
1916 'WAR TAX' local overprint with very small 'A' (1.5mm high) in 'TAX' on 1d handstamped SPECIMEN type GR5 – SG109sv Grenada
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Grenada
1944 provisional issue set of 4 surcharged and overprinted 'Spécimen' locally ~ the only specimens of Guadeloupe sent to the UPU with any specimen overprint ~ Yv 168/171 ~ SG171s, 172s, 173s, 177s cat £400 Guadeloupe
1944 provisional issue set of 4 surcharged and overprinted 'Spécimen' locally ~ the only specimens of Guadeloupe sent to the UPU with any specimen overprint ~ Yv 168/171 ~ SG171s, 172s, 173s, 177s cat £400 Guadeloupe
1871 to 1903 2 pages (the second with stamps on front and back) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
including 1886 (July) lithographed set of 11 handstamped GUATEMALA in a circle type CX1
and 1897 Central American Exhibition set of 14
and numerous provisional issues
a splendid record of stamps sent as specimens to the UPU for distribution to members
Guatemala
1929-1941 ~ UPU reference collection ~ complete with all stamps incl 1940 souvenir sheets sent to the UPU handstamped or overprinted SPECIMEN ~ also 4 items of postal stationery (2 Seebeck, 2 Waterlow) handstamped SPECIMEN of uncertain status ~ mounted on 10 album pages. Honduras
1929 Air Post planned flight from New York 50c and the 4 Air Post Semi-Postal surcharges all handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] in bluish green — an elusive set in very fine condition and apparently never hinged — Scott C13, CB1-CB4 Honduras
1941: 1939 5c and 8c Air Post Official stamps overprinted for public use. Scott C109, C110. Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Honduras
1940 Pan American Union miniature sheets - one perforated and one imperf - overprinted MUESTRA type [5] before sending to the UPU for distribution. Scott C99, C100. Both affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE Honduras
1940 Pan American Union miniature sheets - one perforated and one imperf - overprinted MUESTRA type [5] before sending to the UPU for distribution. Scott C99, C100. Both affixed to two parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE Honduras
1940 Pan American Union miniature sheets - one perforated and one imperf - overprinted MUESTRA type [5] before sending to the UPU for distribution. Scott C99, C100. Both affixed to two parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE Honduras
1939 Air Post Official set of 8 overprinted 'Muestra' type [4] before sending to the UPU for distribution. Scott CO44-CO51. Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Honduras
1941 Postal Tax 1c Morazon and 1c Red Cross overprinted MUESTRA before sending to the UPU for distribution - Scott RA1, RA2 - in a strip of three,, and a pair and single, affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Honduras
1878 to 1902 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps include all those distributed by the UPU during the period and have a catalogue value of ca. £6500 — a magnificent display Hong Kong
1891 JUBILEE 2c carmine ~ broken first '1' in '1891' ~ corner copy with sheet margin at left and at foot ~ original gum and very fine ~ a most desirable positional piece ~ SG51c (£950+) Hong Kong
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN by an unidentified postal authority Hong Kong
1989–91 $1 QEII definitive with BLACK PRINTING DOUBLE — a most dramatic variety — SG607var — U/M — very fine Hong Kong
see Azores Horta
1904 UPU reprints of the I GILDI '02-'03' overprints ~ postage set of 11 and Official stamps set of 7 ~ ex Frederik collection with 1967 S. Grønlund photo certificate ~ Facit 49N/62N and Tj18N/25N cat SEK 10,000 = GBP 900 Iceland
1904 UPU reprints of the I GILDI '02-'03' overprints ~ Official stamps set of 7 ~ Facit Tj18N/25N cat SEK ca. 3800 = GBP 350 Iceland
1904 UPU reprints of the I GILDI '02-'03' overprints ~ postage set of 11 and Official stamps set of 7 ~ affixed to 2 complete sheets from the Madagascar archives with three or more of each denomination cancelled POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES MADAGASCAR COLLECTION DE BERNE in red Iceland
1904 UPU reprint of the I GILDI '02-'03' 5 aur postal stationery card ~ a proof strip of 3 on greyish card ~ ex Angus Parker Iceland
1904 UPU reprints of the I GILDI '02-'03' 5, 8 and 10 aur single and 5, 8 and 10 aur double postal stationery cards ~ ex Angus Parker Iceland
1930 Parliamentary Millenary (Elbemühl) set of 15 postage and 1 air mail handstamped SPECIMEN. Facit 173-187, 188. Iceland
1930 Parliamentary Millenary (De La Rue) set of 5 overprinted SPECIMEN. Facit 189-192 Iceland
see French Colonies (General Issues) Indo-China
1941 stamps of Italy overprinted 'ISOLE JONE' set of 9 incl Air Mail. Mi 15-23 ~ each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Ionian Islands (Italian Occupation)
1917 set of 11 surcharges all in strips of three - affixed to two pieces of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - Scott 589-598, 600 - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection Iran
1921 Coronation issue overprinted set of 11 all in strips of three (the 5k pair and single) - overprinted SPECIMEN before sending to the UPU for distribution - affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - Scott 635/645 - a UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection Iran
1899 arabesque control marking handstamped in violet on 1898 issue 1ch to 50kr set of 16 all in strips of five mostly never hinged ~ additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR by the Portuguese post office before sending examples to Portuguese colonies ~ despite a few very minor faults as to be expected and one 50kr detached a stunning and surely unique group ~ Scott 120-135 ~ cat as normals 5×$556++ Iran
1928 2ch and 9ch postal stationery cards both handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] ~ H&G 43s, 44s Iran
1928 9 ch postal stationery card handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] additionally handstamped 'Espécimen' by the Portuguese post office before forwarding to one the Portuguese colonies - VF and probably unique ~ H&G 44s var Iran
1933 10di and 90di postal stationery cards both handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] (the 90di slight water stain at top left) ~ H&G 47s. 48s Iran
1935 90ch postal stationery card with 'PERSE' obliterated and replaced by 'L'IRAN' and handstamped SPECIMEN type [4] ~ H&G 52s Iran
1923–25 pictorials overprinted SPECIMEN type B6 set of 13 — SG41s/53s (£850) Iraq
1927 1 rupee overprinted SPECIMEN type B3 — SG78s (£110) Iraq
1941 set of 11 incl. 1 Lira air mail.
Each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Italian East Africa
1874 to 1903 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 'ESTERO' overprint on 1874 set of 9 to 2L and on 1879 set of 6 to 2L
and 1901 set of 3 overprinted 'ALBANIA' surcharged in Turkish currency and set of 3 without overprint but surcharged in Turkish currency
and 1893 25c without overprint but surcharged '1 PIASTRA 1' in red for use at LA CANEA (Crete)
and 1901 25c overprinted 'LA CANEA' (Crete) and surcharged '1 PIASTRA 1' in black
and 1901 25c overprinted 'BENGAZI' (Libya) and surcharged '1 PIASTRA 1'
a most varied and interesting group
Italian Post Offices Abroad
1926 St Francis of Assisi set of 6 in strips of 3 on two archival pieces all handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE in red ~ SG191/196 Italy
1941 Titus Livius set of 4. Mi 629-632.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Italy
1888 to 1903 — page (with stamps on front and back) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £650 Jamaica
1860 wmk Pineapple 1d, 2d, 4d, 6d imperf with clear margins and original gum (except 1d) overprinted SPECIMEN type D2 ~ SG1s, 2s, 4s, 5s Jamaica
1860–62 watermark pine – 1d, 2d, 4d (2), 6d imperforate and 1d, 6d and 1s (2) perforated – all overprinted SPECIMEN type D2 – the only denominations listed by Marcus Samuel – ex Swarbrick Jamaica
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN by an unidentified postal authority Jamaica
1947 6d air letter overprinted SPECIMEN type D{18} ~ the only Jamaica air letter and the last item of Jamaica postal stationery sent to the UPU ~ H&G F1 Jamaica
1858 Postal Fiscal 1s and 5s handstamped SPECIMEN Samuel type GB2 (Nicholson type N15) by the Inland Revenue (control of production of stamps for Jamaica did not pass to the Crown Agents until 1862) ~ SGF7s, F8s ~ RRR Jamaica
1922-27 1 cent to £100 set of 30 overprinted SPECIMEN types D12, D12a and D16 extremely fine with full gum and very lightly mounted on archive page — ex Belgian Post Office — a splendid opportunity to acquire a complete set — SG76s/105s (£19,625) Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika
1935 1c to £1 set of 14 perforated SPECIMEN type D19, 1935 Silver Jubilee set of 4 perforated SPECIMEN type D19, 1937 Coronation set of 3 perforated SPECIMEN type D20, 1938 1c to £1 set of 11 perforated SPECIMEN type D20, 1946 Victory set of 2 perforated SPECIMEN type D21, 1928 Postage Due set of 6 overprinted type W2 (5c, 10c 20c, 40c) or perforated type W8 (1c, 30c), 1935 Postage Due set of 6 perforated type D19 — all extremely fine with full gum and very lightly mounted on archive pages ex Belgian Post Office — SG 110s/123s, 124s/127s, 128s/130s, 131s/150s, 155s/156s, D1s/D6s, D7s/D12s (£2590)
See items KUT110a-c for images of the individual pages
Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika
page 1 - see item KUT110 for details Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika
page 2 - see item KUT110 for details Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika
page 3 - see item KUT110 for details Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Kuwait
1885 to 1902 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value ca. £1400 Labuan
1885–86 wmk Crown CA perf 14 set of 4 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 – only 106 copies of the two 1885 values were overprinted – large part original gum, some hinge remainders, unusually fine for this very difficult set – SG30s/33s Labuan
1894 (April) set of 7 handstamped SPECIMEN type LA2 – SG51s/57s Labuan
1899 provisional issue – stamps of 1896-98 surcharged '4 CENTS' with 2½mm space between '4' and 'CENTS' overprinted SPECIMEN type NB5 – set of 9 as issued SG102s/110s (£170) and also the 3 unissued values (£140) Labuan
1894 2 cents and 4 cents postal stationery reply cards handstamped SPECIMEN type LA2 – these reply cards were printed by De La Rue for the British North Borneo Company – no single cards with or without specimen are recorded – they are the only postal stationery items of Labuan distributed with a specimen marking – H&G 3s, 4s Labuan
1885 to 1903 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £975 Lagos
1884–85 wmk Crown CA perf 14 ½d and 1d each cancelled 'Specimen' in manuscript type DMS ~ ex De La Rue records and believed to be unique ~ these are the only two denominations listed by Samuel {1976} ~ SG21, 22 ~ very fine with much gum and bright colours ~ BPA Expertising certificates (2012) Lagos
1891 to 1902 — 2 part pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £455 Leeward Islands
Parts of two album pages from the Tunisia Post Office UPU collection with the following Queen Victoria stamps lightly affixed:
1890 two sets of 8, one overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 as usual, the other overprinted SPECIMEN in small serifed caps (12.5×1.6mm) by De La Rue in a type unrecorded by Marcus Samuel and not seen on any issue of any other crown colony. The two types of overprint are intermingled with four of each type on each page. The ½d value is of particular interest as the overprint is struck à cheval. SG1/8s.
1902 two sets of the 3 surcharges, one in normal unused condition as distributed by the UPU, the other handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8x2.6mm) type TUN1 by the Tunisian Receiving Postal Authority. SG17/19s.
Accompanied by two 2016 BPA Expertising certificates.
Leeward Islands
1902 CA set of 9 all overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ SG20s/28s ~ cat £190 ~ affixed to part of archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Leeward Islands
1902 CA set of 9 and 1907–11 MCA set of 10 all overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ SG20s/28s, SG36s/45s ~ cat £490 ~ affixed to part of archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Leeward Islands
1907–11 MCA set of 10 all overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ SG36s/45s ~ cat £300 ~ affixed to part of archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Leeward Islands
1912–22 MCA complete set of 15 including all three 3d and 1s and both 5s all overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ SG46s/57s, 51as, 51cs, 54as, 54bs, 57as ~ cat £450 ~ affixed to archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Leeward Islands
1912–22 MCA set of 12 with additional 3d white back ~ SG46s/57s, 51as ~ and 1921–32 Script set of 23 ~ SG58s/80s ~ also BARBUDA 1922 set of 11 ~ SG1s/11s ~ all overprinted or perforated SPECIMEN types D12, D16, D19 ~ cat £1275 ~ affixed to a complete archive sheet and part of another sheet ~ ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Leeward Islands
1935–46 Silver Jubilee, Coronation, KGVI set to £1, Victory all perforated SPECIMEN types W8, D20, D21 ~ cat £1110 ~ also 1948–53 Silver Wedding, KGVI colour changes, UPU, University College, Coronation all unused as issued ~ affixed to two archive sheets ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Leeward Islands
1954 QEII set of 15 unmounted mint ~ SG126/140 ~ cat £60 Leeward Islands
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Leeward Islands
2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1886 numeral issue set of 8
and 1892 Waterlow pictorial 12 values overprinted SPECIMEN Rogers type I ,
1896-97 Waterlow pictorial 9 new values and colour changes overprinted SPECIMEN Rogers type II,
1897 Perkins Bacon INLAND POSTAGE 3c perforated SPECIMEN ~ Samuel type P2 ~ Rogers type V,
1900 Waterlow pictorial colour changes set of 3 overprinted SPECIMEN Rogers type IV
all as sent to the UPU
Scott 24-31, 33-37, 39, 41, 43, 46-49; and 38, 40, 42, 44, 45, 54, 57, 60, 63; and 64; and 55, 56, 58
Liberia
1892 Waterlow pictorial 12 values overprinted SPECIMEN Rogers type I
Scott 33–37, 39, 41, 43, 46–49
Liberia
1896–97 Waterlow pictorial 9 new values and colour changes overprinted SPECIMEN Rogers type II
Scott 38, 40, 42, 44, 45 and 54, 57, 60, 63
Liberia
1900 Waterlow pictorial colour changes set of 3 overprinted SPECIMEN Rogers type IV
Scott 55, 56, 58
Liberia
1897 Perkins Bacon INLAND POSTAGE 3c perforated SPECIMEN ~ Samuel type P2 ~ Rogers type V
Scott 64
Liberia
1897 Perkins Bacon INLAND POSTAGE 3 cents block of 9 perforated SPECIMEN horizontally (3 stamps with impression reversed and 6 stamps with impression inverted and reversed) ~ Samuel type P2 ~ Rogers type V ~ a very rare multiple from the printers' archives ~ VF OG ~ Scott 64 Liberia
1918 Red Cross set of 13 to $5 overprinted SPECIMEN Rogers type VII as sent to the UPU ~ VF
Scott B3-B15
Liberia
1882 Waterlow 3c postal stationery card with manuscript 'Specimen' H&G 1 Liberia
1893 Waterlow 10c envelope size d and 1c wrapper each punched SPECIMEN ~ H&G B6a, E1 Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
A total of 185 stamps affixed to 9 album pages. Of these, 35 are overprinted or perforated SPECIMEN as distributed by the UPU and recorded by Rogers, 5 stamps are in normal unused condition, and exceptionally the other 145 have been handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8x2.6mm) by the Tunisian Receiving Postal Authority after arrival from the UPU (note that incongruously 8 of these are the 1915 issue of the Dominican Republic!). A truly magnificent and unique record that includes almost all the basic stamps of the period with a good selection of the numerous local overprints and surcharges.
See items LIBTUN1-9 for images of the individual pages
For more information on the Tunisia (and other) archives see my 2015 UPU Specimen Stamps 1878-1961.
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 1 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 2 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 3 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 4 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 5 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 6 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 7 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 8 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
The Tunisia Post Office Collection of Liberia 1892 to 1928
page 9 - see item LIBTUN0 for details
Liberia
see Italian Post Offices Abroad Libya
1940 Naples Exhibition set of 11.
Each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Libya
1931-32 ~ UPU reference collection ~ complete with all stamps sent to the UPU handstamped MUSTER ~ 1931 Zeppelin 1fr and 2fr handstamped in red, 1932 Official stamps set of 8 handstamped in violet Liechtenstein
1940 stamps of Luxembourg surcharged with new value in Reichspfennig set of 16. Mi 17-32.
Each in a strip of three affixed to two parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Luxembourg (German Occupation)
1939 20th Anniversary of the Reign of Grand Duchess Charlotte miniature sheet.
2 examples (slightly wrinkled) affixed to piece of archive sheet of which one is cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE. And the other erroneously uncancelled ~ most unusual.
Luxembourg
1885 to 1903 2 pages (the first with stamps on both sides) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1885 reprints complete
and a valuable range of new currency issues
Macao
1885 to 1898 2 pages (the first with stamps on both sides) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1885 MADEIRA reprints complete
and 1892–1898 FUNCHAL issues
Madeira
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in blue by an unidentified postal authority Malaya (Malacca)
1891-95 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ leaping tiger (3), tiger's head (3) ~ SG11s-13s, 14s-16s ~ all affixed to complete archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection ~ very fresh and fine Malaya (Pahang)
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in blue by an unidentified postal authority Malaya (Pahang)
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in blue by an unidentified postal authority Malaya (Penang)
1892-99 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ leaping tiger (5), tiger's head and elephants to $25 (15) ~ SG61s-64s, 65s, 66s-80s ~ cat £1030 ~ all affixed to complete archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Malaya (Perak)
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in blue by an unidentified postal authority Malaya (Perak)
1891-99 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ leaping tiger (5), tiger's head and elephants to $25 (13) ~ SG49s-52s, 53s, 54s-66s ~ cat £1200 ~ all affixed to archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Malaya (Selangor)
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in blue by an unidentified postal authority Malaya (Selangor)
1924-26 Postage Due set of 6 overprinted SPECIMEN type D16 ~ SGD1-6s cat £350 ~ a couple of tiny perf faults otherwise very fine and fresh Malaya (Straits Settlements)
1883 to 1902 — 5 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £6000+++ — a magnificent display of stamps distributed by the UPU
see items 0MLY395a-e for images of the individual pages
Malaysia
1883 to 1902 — the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection of Malaysia
page a - see item 0MLY395 for details
Malaysia
1883 to 1902 — the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection of Malaysia
page b - see item 0MLY395 for details
Malaysia
1883 to 1902 — the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection of Malaysia
page c - see item 0MLY395 for details
Malaysia
1883 to 1902 — the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection of Malaysia
page d - see item 0MLY395 for details
Malaysia
1883 to 1902 — the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection of Malaysia
page e - see item 0MLY395 for details
Malaysia
1899 to 1903 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £500+ Malta
1884 1d (+ 1d) postal stationery reply card overprinted SPECIMEN – only 106 examples made – reply half missing but nevertheless a most presentable example of this rarity (the contemporary adhesive specimen stamps cat £4750 for a set of 6) - H&G 2as Malta
1886 5s rose overprinted SPECIMEN type D13 ~ a rarity as only 100 copies were made, one for each member of the UPU ~ extremely fine ~ SG30s (£1000) Malta
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Malta
1878 to 1903 — page (with stamps on front and back) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £665 Mauritius
1925 locally surcharged and overprinted set of 3 stamps and postal stationery (post card, 4 envelopes) ~ SPECIMEN type MAU2 ~ these are the only items distributed by the UPU that do not show British Printers' Standard types Mauritius
1935 AIR MAIL ~ Amelia Earhart overprinted MUESTRA type [2] ~ VF and scarce ~ [UPU] ~ Scott C74s Mexico
1899 Bradbury Wilkinson set of 10 handstamped MUESTRA type [1] ~ Scott 294-303s Mexico
1899 Bradbury Wilkinson set of 10 handstamped MUESTRA type [1] ~ Scott 294-303s Mexico
The blue-green impression of the MUESTRA handstamp on the 1910 Independence issue is always light to almost invisible especially on the top three values with black centres. It has only recently been established that these 'specimens' were indeed distributed by the UPU. Mexico
1910 Independence 1c, 3c, 4c, 10c, 50c, 1p and 5p part set of 7 handstamped ULTRAMAR by the Portuguese Post Office before forwarding to a Portuguese colony ~ Sc 310/320s Mexico
1910 Independence set of 11 handstamped MUESTRA ~ above average impression of the handstamp ~ VF ~ Sc 310-320s Mexico
1910 Independence set of 11 handstamped MUESTRA ~ typical light impression of the handstamp otherwise VF ~ Sc 310-320s Mexico
1884–85 2½d, 4d overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ a rare pair as only 100 of each made for UPU distribution ~ little or no gum but otherwise very fine ~ SG10s, 12s (£475 ~ should be £1000+) Montserrat
1903 ½d to 5s set of 10 affixed to part of album page from the Royal Swedish Post Office archive — headed 'Montserrat / 1903' in manuscript — SG14/23s (£225) Montserrat
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Montserrat
1899 to 1905 part of page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with QV London overprint set of 8 and KEVII set of 7 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — total SG cat £450
Morocco Agencies
1905-06 'Morocco Agencies' overprint on Gibraltar KEVII wmk MCA 5c, 10c, 25c to 2p on chalk-surfaced paper additionally overprinted SPECIMEN type D9 ~ recorded by Samuel {1976} p169 who states that 'the 20c was not issued thus' ~ it is believed that these specimens were prepared by De La Rue and preserved as colour standards of printings on the new paper that as not used for the 20c ~ an extremely fine, attractive and unique group ~ BPA cert (1999) ~ ex Marcus Samuel collection ~ SG24s/30s Morocco Agencies
British currency 1914–24 wmk Simple Cypher ½d, 1d, 1½d, 3d and 1s (overprinted SPECIMEN type GB23) all in strips of 3 affixed to parts of archive page from the Madagascar UPU reference collection handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES MADAGASCAR COLLECTION DE BERNE ~ SG42–44, 46, 49s Morocco Agencies
British currency 1925–35 wmk Block Cypher 2d, 2½d and 1s (overprinted SPECIMEN type GB23) all in strips of 3 affixed to parts of archive page from the Madagascar UPU reference collection handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES MADAGASCAR COLLECTION DE BERNE ~ SG57, 58, 61s Morocco Agencies
Spanish currency 1912 wmk Imperial Crown 5c and 10c both in strips of 3 affixed to parts of archive page from the Madagascar UPU reference collection handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES MADAGASCAR COLLECTION DE BERNE ~ SG126, 127 Morocco Agencies
Spanish currency 1914–24 wmk Simple Cypher 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c and 1p all in strips of 3 affixed to parts of archive page from the Madagascar UPU reference collection handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES MADAGASCAR COLLECTION DE BERNE ~ SG130–133, 135 Morocco Agencies
1935 Silver Jubilee 10 centimos block of 18 from the TR corner of the sheet – R. 5/4 shows the error CENTIMES for CENTIMOS – a superb positional piece – SG150a (£1700 for the variety in a pair with normal) Morocco Agencies
1948 Silver Wedding 45 pesetas on £1 showing dramatically shifted overprint – the unique lower left corner block showing cylinder number '1 dot' – ex Kiddle – SG177v Morocco Agencies
Tangier 1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority Morocco Agencies
French currency 1925 wmk Block Cypher 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c, 40c, 50c, 75c and 1f all in strips of 3 affixed to parts of archive page from the Madagascar UPU reference collection handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES MADAGASCAR COLLECTION DE BERNE ~ SG202–208, 210 Morocco Agencies
Tangier 1927 wmk Block Cypher ½d, 1d, 1½d and 2d all in strips of 3 affixed to parts of archive page from the Madagascar UPU reference collection handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES MADAGASCAR COLLECTION DE BERNE~ SG231–234 Morocco Agencies
1907 1s and 2s6d KEVII optd SPECIMEN Type GB17 [UPU] [OG] SG37, 38 cat £140 Morocco Agencies
Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
pages containing Mozambique
see item 0POR549 for details
Mozambique
Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
pages containing Mozambique, Lourenco Marques and Nyassa Company
see item 0POR549 for details
Mozambique
Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
pages containing Zambesia and Inhambane
see item 0POR549 for details
Mozambique
1874 to 1903 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £2500+ Natal
1884–89 ½d dull green, 1d carmine, 2d keyplate Die I, 3d grey, 4d (LL corner defect), 6d, 1s orange overprinted POSTAGE in red, and 5s maroon all handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 – hinge remainders – SG 71s, 97as, 99as, 101s, 102s. 103s, 107s, 108s
as described in UPU Specimen Stamps 1878–1961 these stamps were distributed in mint condition – this is confirmed by the illustration from the Royal Swedish Post Office collection on this web site – these handstamped examples are rare especially as a complete set
also included are cut-outs of the contemporary ½d and 1d postal stationery cards also handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 – H&G 1, 2
Natal
1887 2d keyplate CA Die I overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ SG106s ~ cat £100 Natal
1888 1s orange overprinted POSTAGE in red handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 ~ SG108s ~ this stamp was normally distributed in mint condition and handstamped examples are rare Natal
1891 TWOPENCE/HALFPENNY on 4d handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 ~ SG109s ~ cat £75 Natal
1891 2½d bright blue handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 ~ SG114s ~ cat £75 Natal
1891 2½d bright blue strip of three handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 ~ SG113s ~ cat £225++ Natal
1895 'POSTAGE/Half-Penny' on 6d ~ handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 ~ SG114s ~ cat £60 Natal
1895 'Half-Penny' and horizontal bars on 6d violet wmk Crown CC reversed in a strip of five — each stamp handstamped SPECIMEN in violet type NA2 — fresh colour and superb large part OG — SG114s (£300+) Natal
1895 HALF on 1d ~ handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 ~ SG125s ~ cat £65 Natal
KE VII ½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d, 3d, 4d and 5d all handstamped 'SPECIMEN.' type NA2 diagonally~ these originate from a presentation set made in ca. 1904 as described by Samuel p171 (who omits the 2½d) and not from the Natal UPU reference collection in which all stamps were handstamped horizontally Natal
1959 3rd Anniversary of Nepal joining the Universal Postal Union
12 paisa deep violet-blue complete imperforate sheet of 32 impressions on very thin ungummed paper watermarked 'LOVELY BOND / MADE IN SWEDEN' reading down ~ an extremely rare proof sheet
also a complete sheet on thicker, gummed, unwatermarked paper perforated 11 ~ SG119
Nepal
1938-40 photo issue: 40Ct and 50Ct ~ the two values issued in 1940. Both in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. The 50Ct was not issued and was sold only at the Philatelic Counter of the Amsterdam Post Office. NL Specialised 259, 260 cat 3 x €350 = €1050++. Netherlands Indies
1940 Dancers 4c and 7½c. Sc 230, 232.
Both in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Netherlands Indies
1941 Charities set of 5. Sc B52-56.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Netherlands Indies
1941 Flying Dove set of 10 (plus 2½c and 7½c se-tenant coil stamps). Mi 380-391, 175Eb.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Netherlands
1941 Portraits set of 5. Mi 392-396.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Netherlands
1941 Children's Fund set of 5. Mi 397-401.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Netherlands
1888-90 wmk Crown CA 6d and 1s set of 2 optd SPECIMEN type D12 — SG33s/34s (£110) Nevis
1906 Postage Due set of 8 on three pieces of album pages handstamped ULTRAMAR ~ ex Goa UPU specimen collection ~ Maury Taxe 16-23. New Caledonia
1906 Postage Due set of 8 on two pieces of album pages handstamped SPECIMEN type NA2 ~ ex Natal UPU specimen collection ~ Maury Taxe 16-23. New Caledonia
1926/27 Postage Due 2f on 1f and 3f on 1f in strips of three ex Madagascar collection Maury Taxe 24/25. New Caledonia
(British currency) 1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority New Hebrides
(French currency) 1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority New Hebrides
1865 De La Rue no wmk 1d dull red overprinted SPECIMEN type D2 ~ separated with scissors at top and foot ~ wing margin at right ~ no gum. SG187. New South Wales
1888 Centenary set of 6 optd 'Specimen' type 16 — SG253s/258s (£200) New South Wales
1891 postage due set of 10 optd SPECIMEN type 4 — SG D1s/D10s (£225) New South Wales
1891-92 postage due ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d and 8d all overprinted SPECIMEN or Specimen type 4 or 16a and neatly cancelled '??4' between bars so as to obscure the overprints - part OG - status unknown. SG D1-7. New South Wales
One full and one large-part page from the Tunisia Post Office archives headed in manuscript 'Nouv. Galles du Sud' with an example of every postage, Postage Due and Official stamp included in the 2 Nov 1892, 8 Nov 1892, 15 Dec 1892 and 24 Apr 1897 distributions ~ all overprinted SPECIMEN or Specimen types 4, 15, 16, 16a, 18 or 19 ~ SG cat ca. £1800 New South Wales
see separate entries for Cook Islands, Niue, Niue & Penrhyn Island, Samoa New Zealand Dependencies
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volumes I to VIII of this important handbook published by the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand between 1938 and 1998 ~ Volumes II, III and V to VIII with jackets (earlier ones with some defects) ~ Volume II is complete with all six die proofs and interleaving ~ PRICE REDUCED FROM £675 New Zealand
1920 Victory set of six each handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2a and with characteristic green crayon line ~ ex Bechuanaland Post Office archives ~ SG453-458 New Zealand
1922 TWO PENCE on 1920 ½d Victory ~ single ex Bechuanaland Post Office archives ~ vertical strip of three (top stamp fault} ex Madagascar archives ~ vertical strip of three ex Mauritania archives ~ SG459 ~ a splendid trio New Zealand
1860 4d orange-vermilion on medium hand-made paper, imperforate The outstanding pair reunited by Alfred Lichtenstein displaying a superb and complete impression of the Perkins, Bacon 'CANCELLED' between horizontal bars handstamp. Both stamps with exceptionally fresh colour and unusually bold impression, very large margins.
provenance: left stamp: Charles Lathrop Pack, Part One, Harmer, Rooke & Co, December 1944; lot 238
right stamp: Philipp La Renotière von Ferrary, Sale 1, June 1921; lot 151 (with his purple trefoil backstamp
as a pair: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, Inc., Sale 5, May 1969; lot 47
Robert H. Pratt, Harmers of London, October 1986; lot 232.
‘The Highlands Collection’, Part Three, Eastern Auctions, June 2019; lot 100
expertise: 2019 RPSL
census: These are the only examples of the 4d orange-vermilion recorded by Peter Jaffé in Cancelled by Perkins Bacon, published by James Bendon for Spink & Son, 1998.
SG 12 var (£28,000)
Newfoundland
1860 5d red-brown on medium hand-made paper, imperforate A fabulous example, by far the finest of the three known, displaying part of the distinctive Perkins, Bacon 'CANCELLED' between horizontal bars handstamp.
provenance: Robert H. Pratt, Harmers of London, October 1986; lot 234
Peter Jaffé, Spink, July 2006; lot 1112
‘The Highlands Collection’, Part Three, Eastern Auctions, June 2019; lot 101
expertise: 1974 BPA (1974), RPSL (2019)
census: Of the three known examples of the 5d, two are recorded by Peter Jaffé in Cancelled by Perkins Bacon, published by James Bendon for Spink & Son, 1998. One of these is in the Royal Collection.
SG 13 var (£13,000)
Newfoundland
1862–64 1 shilling rose-lake handstamped CANCELLED between horizontal bars ~ from the lower left of the original block of four ~ the only other example [illustrated] does not show any of the letters of the word CANCELLED ~ just touched to clear margins ~ ex Peter Jaffé ~ SG 23 var cat £12,000
see CANCELLED by Perkins Bacon; published by James Bendon for Spink & Son, 1998.
Newfoundland
1931 15 cents and $1 Air Mail stamps perforated SPECIMEN type P3 ~ see Samuel {1976 p177} who suggests that these are Perkins Bacon file copies ~ VF and seldom seen ~ OG ~ SG192, 194 Newfoundland
1935 Silver Jubilee and 1937 (short) Coronation sets perforated SPECIMEN type B9 ~ the only stamps with SPECIMEN perforation sent by Newfoundland to the UPU for distribution ~ SG250-3s, 254-6s cat £340 Newfoundland
1935 Silver Jubilee set perforated SPECIMEN type B9 ~ the only Silver Jubilee omnibus issue printed in single colours ~ SG250-3s cat £190 Newfoundland
1939 Royal Visit 5c, 2c on 5c, 4c on 5c ~ SG272, 273, 274 ~ each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection Newfoundland
1889 postal stationery ~ 3c and 5c envelopes, 1c, 2c, 3c wrappers ~ all overprinted SPECIMEN type D{4} ~ the only postal stationery printed by De La Rue for Newfoundland and the only postal stationery sent by Newfoundland to the UPU with SPECIMEN overprints Newfoundland
1940 Visit of President Somozo to USA Air post set of 12. Scott C241-252. Strips of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Nicaragua
1940 50th Anniversary of Pan-American Union Air post 1,25 Cordoba ~ Scott C253 ~ strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU collection Nicaragua
1886 to 1903 — 1 full page and 1 part page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection Nigeria
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in blue by an unidentified postal authority Nigeria
1917 overprints on stamps of New Zealand and 1920 pictorial sets ~ a total of 22 stamps affixed to archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Niue & Penrhyn Island
1917 overprints on stamps of New Zealand and 1920 pictorial sets # a total of 22 stamps affixed to archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Niue & Penrhyn Island
Album page, headed 'Niue (Nouvelle Zelande GB)', from Tunisia Post Office archive, bearing 10 stamps - 1935 Silver Jubilee set - 1d, 2½d & 6d, 1932-36 optd Type 13, 1d variety Narrow 'K' in 'KING', 6d Narrow 'N' in 'KING' (SG69a, 70, 71a) - each handstamped 'SPECIMEN' in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) - applied by the Tunisian Receiving Authority, with 1937 Coronation set 1d-6d (SG72-74), 1938 Pictorial 1s - perfs discoloured at left, 2s, 3s and 1940 3d on 1½d (SG75-78), with manuscript annotation '10' in right margin. BPA cert (2015). Niue
1899 to 1903 — 2 pages (the first with stamps on front and back) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £1200+ North Borneo
1894 set of 6 high values printed by Blades, East & Blades overprinted SPECIMEN type NB2 - SG81-86s ~ cat £170 North Borneo
1894 25c to $10 set of 6 overprinted SPECIMEN type NB2 — some original gum — SG81s/86s (£170) North Borneo
1895 4 CENTS on $1 to 40 CENTS on $1 set of 5 overprinted SPECIMEN type NB3 — some original gum — SG87s/91s (£90) North Borneo
1897-1902 1c to 24c set of 14 overprinted SPECIMEN type NB4 (the 4c black & green type NB5) — SG92s/109s (£325) North Borneo
1897 18c and 24c with corrected inscriptions and local handstamp SPECIMEN type NB1— SG110sv, 111sv North Borneo
1897 18c and 24c with corrected inscriptions overprinted SPECIMEN type NB4 — SG110s, 111s (£55) North Borneo
1897 18c and 24c in strips of 5 with corrected inscriptions overprinted SPECIMEN type NB4 — superb with full original gum — SG110s, 111s (£275++) North Borneo
1899 4 CENTS on 5c to 4 CENTS on $10 set of 12 (the 18c and 24c with corrected inscriptions) overprinted SPECIMEN type NB5 — superb with full original gum — SG112s/124s (£225) North Borneo
1899 unissued 4 CENTS on 1c to 4 CENTS on 3c set of 3 overprinted SPECIMEN type NB5 — very fine (SG £130) North Borneo
1894 issue

the 9 low values ~ 1c to 24c ~ printed by Waterlow ~ sent to the UPU in normal unused condition and distributed on 26 December 1893 (Circular 8443/459) ~ handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) after receipt by the Tunisian Postal Authority ~ SG66/79s ~ UNIQUE

the 6 high values ~ 25c to $10 ~ printed by Blades, East & Blades ~ overprinted SPECIMEN type NB2 before being sent to the UPU and distributed on 9 November 1894 (Circular 5898/296) ~ SG81-86s

all affixed to sheet from the Tunisia archives headed 'Borneo Britannique'
North Borneo
1901-05 set of 14 overprinted BRITISH / PROTECTORATE and SPECIMEN type NB4 — very fine — SG127s/140s (£350) North Borneo
1909-23 1c to 24c set of 13 overprinted SPECIMEN type NB6 — very fine — SG158s/176s (£350) North Borneo
1909 20 CENTS on 18c overprinted SPECIMEN type NB7 — some original gum — SG177s (£50) North Borneo
1911 set of 6 overprinted SPECIMEN type NB7 — large part original gum — SG178s/183s (£375) North Borneo
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red or in black by an unidentified postal authority North Borneo
1922 set of 14 overprinted MALAYA-BORNEO EXHIBITION and SPECIMEN type NB10 — very fine — SG253s/275s (£475) North Borneo
1922 8c overprinted MALAYA-BORNEO EXHIBITION with stop after EXHIBITION — SPECIMEN type NB10 — very fine — SG261as North Borneo
1923 4c overprinted THREE / CENTS and SPECIMEN type W4 — SG276s (£55) North Borneo
1931 50th anniversary set of 8 overprinted SPECIMEN type W4 — superb — SG295/302s (£350) North Borneo
1939 1c to $5 set of 15 perforated SPECIMEN type W8 — superb — SG303s/317s (£650) North Borneo
1947 1c to $5 set of 15 overprinted with the Royal Cypher, with 'THE STATE OF' and 'BRITISH PROTECTORATE' obliterated, perforated SPECIMEN type W9 — superb — SG335s/349s (£325) North Borneo
1895 £1 black & yellow-orange no wmk handstamped SPECIMEN type NY1 in black — no gum otherwise very fine — this denomination not listed by Samuel — SG29s Nyasaland
1921 1½d Script new value overprinted SPECIMEN type D16 and additionally handstamped COLONIAS by the Portuguese Postal Authority before forwarding to one of the Portuguese Colonies ~ SG102 Nyasaland
see Mozambique Nyassa Company
1868 to 1904 page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with on front 1868–1883 set of 8 (one of each denomination)
1890 1d on 3d, 1d on 4d
and on back 1900 'V. R. I.' ½d on ½d to 5s on 5s set of 10 with mixed level and raised stops (the 5s on 5s handstamped SPECIMEN type SAA)
1900–1902 Cape of Good Hope set of 3 overprinted 'ORANGE RIVER COLONY'
1900 4d on 6d on 6d
1902 'One/Shilling' and star on 5s on 5s
1902 'E. R. I./6d' on 6d
1903–1904 KEVII set of 9 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12
a most interesting group as described in UPU Specimen Stamps 1878–1961, pp 384, 385
Orange River Colony & Orange Free State
1900-02 Cape of Good Hope ½d, 1d, 2½d optd 'ORANGE RIVER COLONY.' sent to the UPU in mint condition and handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8x2.6mm) type TUN1 by the Tunisian Receiving Postal Authority ~ SG133-135 Orange River Colony
1902 4d on 6d on 6d blue, 6d on 6d blue, 1s on 5s green sent to the UPU in mint condition and handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8x2.6mm) type TUN1 by the Tunisian Receiving Postal Authority ~ SG136, 137, 138 Orange River Colony
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU sets of four postage and four official stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in black and punched with a 4mm dia hole Pakistan (Bahawalpur)
Specimen Postal Stationery ~ a complete collection of all 19 items sent to the UPU overprinted or handstamped SPECIMEN:
post cards: 1927 4m domestic and 7m foreign with text only in English (unissued), 1928 4m domestic and 7m foreign with text in English, Hebrew and Arabic, 1932 8m increased foreign rate, 1933 4m domestic new colour, 1941 7m increased domestic rate, 1946 13m increased foreign rate
letter cards: 1927 5m with text only in English (unissued), 1928 5m with text in English, Hebrew and Arabic, 7m increased rate, 1945 10m increased rate
registered envelopes: 1929 13m medium, 1933 13m small. 1944 15m large increased registration rate with incorrect Arabic text, 1945 15m medium with corrected Arabic text
newspaper wrappers: 1931 2m and 3m
air letter sheet: 1945 25m
Palestine
1918 Survey of Egypt 1p indigo optd SPECIMEN type PA1 — no gum as issued — SG1s (£300) Palestine
1918 Survey of Egypt 1p indigo and 5m on 1p cobalt-blue both optd SPECIMEN type PA1 — no gum as issued — signed 'Y. Tsachor' — SG1s/2s (£600) Palestine
1922 Waterlow set of 15 optd SPECIMEN type W2 — SG71s/89s (£450) Palestine
1927 Pictorial set of 14 optd SPECIMEN type H1 — SG90s/103s (£450) Palestine
1932-42 Pictorial new colours and values set of 8 perf SPECIMEN type H3 — SG104s/111s (£475) Palestine
15m coil stamps strip of 5 with 4 strikes of the 28x4 mm SPECIMEN handstamp — a very fine and scarce multiple usually only seen as a pair — SG108s Palestine
1924 postage due set of 6 optd SPECIMEN type D16 — SGD6s/SGD11s (£300) Palestine
1928-33 postage due set of 9 optd SPECIMEN type D16 (the 6m perf SPECIMEN type D19) — SGD12s/D20s (£350) Palestine
1940 Pan American Union Air Post 15c ~ Scott C62 ~ pair and single affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection Panama
1941 Postal Tax set of four. Scott RA6-RA9. Three singles of each affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Panama
1932 9d, 1s3d overprinted SPECIMEN type PAP1 ~ SG127-8s ~ cat £700 ~ most elusive Papua
1932 9d, 1s3d overprinted SPECIMEN type PAP1 ~ SG127-8s ~ cat £700.~ most elusive Papua
1932 9d, 1s3d overprinted SPECIMEN type PAP1 ~ SG127-8s ~ cat £700 ~ most elusive Papua
1939 1st Buenos Aires Peace Conference postage set of 7 and air post set of 9. Scott 355-361, C113-C121. Each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Paraguay
1939 New York World's Fair set of 4 postage and 3 Air Post stomps. Scott 362-365, C124-126 .all in strips of three affixed to part archive pages all cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Paraguay
1940 2nd Buenos Aires Peace Conference set of 8 overprinted MUESTRA type [2] by Waterlow & Sons. Scott 366-373. Each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Paraguay
1927-38 ~ UPU reference collection ~ 5 pages from the Saudi Arabia Post Office specimen archive that contain examples of every stamp received from the UPU during the period ~ these include all stamps distributed with MUESTRA handstamps Peru
1937-38 UPU REFERENCE COLLECTION complete with all stamps overprinted SPECIMEN mounted on 3 album pages Peru
1940 KGVI pictorial set of 8 perforated SPECIMEN type W8 (½d, 1½d, 2d, 6d, 1s) or type B9 (1d, 3d, 2s6d) — extremely fine — some minute traces of hinges — ex Belgian Post Office Archives — SG1s/8s (£1400) Pitcairn Islands
1946 Victory set of 2 perforated SPECIMEN type D21 — extremely fine — some minute traces of hinges — ex Belgian Post Office Archives — SG9s/10s (£400) Pitcairn Islands
see Azores Ponta Delgada
1885 to 1904 4 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1885 reprints complete and later issues including 1894 Prince Henry set, 1895 St Antony set, 1895–1905 20 values missing only the 1905 25r and 75r new colours, 1898 Vasco de Gama set, etc., etc.
a splendid group with SG catalogue value of the issued stamps £8000+++
Portugal
1940 Anniversaries set of 8. Mi 614-621.
Each in a strip of three affixed to three parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Portugal
1940 Rowland Hill - stamp centenary set of 8. Mi 622-629.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Portugal
1941 TUDO PELA NACAO 10$, 20$ . Mi 630-631.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Portugal
1941 Costumes set of 10. Mi 632-641.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Portugal
1941 Air Mail set of 4. Mi 642-645.
Each in a strip of three affixed to two parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Portugal
1940 Postage Dues set of 11. Mi 59-69.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Portugal
1885 to 1903 4 pages (all with stamps on both sides) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with ANGOLA1885 reprints complete, 1886, 1894, 1898, 1902 and 1903 sets
and PORTUGUESE GUINEA 1885 reprints complete, 1886, 1893, 1898, 1902 and 1903 sets
and ST. THOMAS AND PRINCE ISLANDS 1885 reprints complete, 1887, 1895, 1898, 1902 and 1903 sets
and GENERAL ISSUE1898 set
see items 0POR542a-d for images of the pages for each territory
Portuguese African Colonies
Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
pages containing Angola
see item 0POR542 for details
Portuguese African Colonies
Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
pages containing Portuguese Guinea
see item 0POR542 for details
Portuguese African Colonies
Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
pages containing St. Thomas and Prince Islands
see item 0POR542 for details
Portuguese African Colonies
Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
pages containing General Issue
see item 0POR542 for details
Portuguese African Colonies
see Portuguese African Colonies Portuguese Guinea
1885 to 1903 3 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1885 reprints complete
and a range of later issues
Portuguese India
1897 King Alfonso XIII 3c brown handstamped MUESTRA type [2],
1898 80c black handstamped MUESTRA type [3],
and 1898 new design 1m to 2p set of 20 handstamped MUESTRA type [3],
~ Scott 107s, 132s, 135s-154s
these are the only stamps handstamped MUESTRA before sending to the UPU
Puerto Rico (Spanish Colony)
range of 18 Chalon Head issues handstamped SPECIMEN in sans-serif capitals 21×2mm in black or blue — mounted and described on an album sheet — ex A Ronald Butler collection Queensland
1892 to 1902 — page (with stamps on front and back) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — only the 1902 2½d and £1 are perforated SPECIMEN Rhodesia
Indo-Chinese Post Office at Pakhoi 1903 1c to 5F (without 25c black/rose and 50c brown/azure that were both issued in 1904) handstamped 'Specimen' type R3 on receipt in Rhodesia from the UPU ~ Maury 1-16 ex 8 and 13 ~ a few stamps with minor perforation defects but otherwise a fine and UNIQUE set ~ see Samuel {1976} pp196-199 and Bendon {2015} pp30,(31) Rhodesia
Malaya (Straits Settlements) 1906 KEVII wmk MCA 4c handstamped 'Specimen' type R4 on receipt in Rhodesia from the UPU ~ SG156s var ~ see Samuel {1976} pp196-199 and Bendon {2015} pp30, (31) Rhodesia
Mauritius 1902 'Postage & / Revenue' overprint on 2r50c strip of 3 as distributed by the UPU handstamped 'Specimen' type R4 on receipt in Rhodesia ~ SG162s var ~ see Samuel {1976} pp196-199 and Bendon {2015} pp30, (31) Rhodesia
Zanzibar 1904 'Two' on 4a handstamped 'Specimen' type R4 on receipt in Rhodesia from the UPU ~ SG207s var ~ see Samuel {1976} pp196-199 and Bendon {2015} pp30, (31) Rhodesia
1905 Victoria Falls set of 6 overprinted SPECIMEN type R6 (the 5d perforated SPECIMEN type R5 as usual) affixed to archive sheet headed 'Afrique m?ridionale anglaise' in manuscript ~ ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection. SG94/99s ~ £425 as normal specimens. Rhodesia
1885–86 King Carol I: perf 13½ 1½b on white, 3b green on bluish, 5b blue-green on bluish, 10b, 15b on white, 25b blue and perf 11½ 50b all handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] on two pieces of archive sheet ~ a very scarce early set of 7 ~ SG161/171s, 186s Romania
1885 postal stationery cards: 5b pink card with cream back (heading 64 mm long) and 10b pink card with cream back both handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] as the contemporary postage stamps ~ very scarce early items ~ H&G 17as, 18s Romania
1935/40 King Carol II definitives - the 8 new denominations and colour changes issued in 1940. Mi 493, 495, 497, 500, 501, 503, 504, 507.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1940 set of 8. Mi 617-624.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1940 Coronation commemorative set of 6. Mi 625-630.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1940 Youth set of 8. Mi 631-8.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1940/42 the original 11 definitives and 7 Air Mail stamps issued in 1940. Mi 650/665, 666/679.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1941 set of 5. Mi 686-690.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1941 CERNAUTI and CHISINAU overprints sets of 5. Mi 691-696 I and 691-696 II.
Each in a strip of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1941 Red Cross set of 5. Mi 696-700.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1941 Duca set of 3. Mi 703-5.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1941 set of 4. Mi 706-709.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Romania
1939 New York International Exhibition set of 2. Mi 693-4.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1939 Caucuses set of 8. Mi 718-725.
Each in a strip of three (one stamp with trimmed perfs) affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1940 Ukraine Reunification set of 5. Mi 736-740.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1940 Timirjasew set of 4. Mi 749-752.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1940 Body Culture set of 5. Mi 753-757.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1940 Tchaikovsky set of 5. Mi 758-762.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1940 Perekop perf and imperf sets of 6. Mi 780-5A and B.
Each in a strip of three (or pair and single) affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1941 Turkish Fortress Ismail set of 4. Mi 806-809.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1941 1R and 2R set of 2. Mi 812-813.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Russia (Soviet Union)
1905 War Orphans Fund set of 4 in strips of eight ~ each stamp overprinted with one letter of 'OBRAZETZ’ [= specimen] 7 mm high on each stamp Russia
1904 stamps surcharged in Turkish currency ~ 35 PIASTRES on 3pi 50k and 70 PIASTRES on 7r ~ handstamped ‘OBRAZETZ’ in pale greenish blue ~ two of each value, one of which additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR by the Portuguese Post Office ~ also a range of 1904-10 stamps of Russia surcharged in Turkish currency and additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR Russian Post Offices in the Turkish Empire
1920 SAMOA overprint on New Zealand 1920 Victory set of 6 ~ each handstamped COLONIAS ~ ex Goa Post Office archives ~ also 1d and 1½d pairs with part of an oval cancellation of unknown origin ~ SG143-148 Samoa
1921 Native Hut ~ ½d, 1d, 2d to 6d, 9d ~ 9 values on part archive page handstamped COLONIAS (some rather faint impressions) by the Portuguese Postal Authority ~ ex Goa Post Office UPU collection ~ SG between 153 and 163 Samoa
1939 25th Anniversary set of 4. SG195-198. Each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Samoa
stamps of New Zealand overprinted SAMOA ~ 1914 Postal Fiscal 5s, 10s, £1, 1918 2d, 1920 Victory set of 6, 1926 Admiral 2s, 3s ~ SG124-6, 137, 143-8, 167, 168 ~ cat £210+ ~ all affixed to archive album page ~ ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Samoa
stamps of New Zealand overprinted SAMOA ~ 1918 2d, 1920 Victory set of 6, 1926 Admiral 2s, 3s ~ SG137, 143-8, 167, 168 ~ cat £60+ ~ all affixed to archive album page ~ ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Samoa
Album page, headed 'Samoa (Nouvelle Zélande G.B)', from Tunisia Post Office archive, bearing 17 stamps - 1935 Silver Jubilee set 1d to 6d (SG177-179), 1935 Pictorial set ½d to 3s (SG180-188) - each handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) - applied by the Tunisian Receiving Authority, with issued 1939 'N.Z. Control' set 1d to 7d and 1940 3d on 1½d (SG195-199), with manuscript annotation '17' in right margin. BPA cert (2015). Samoa
Album page, headed 'Samoa (Nouvelle Zelande G.B)', from Tunisia Post Office archive, bearing 17 stamps - 1935 Silver Jubilee set 1d to 6d (SG177-179), 1935 Pictorial set ½d to 3s (SG180-188) - each handstamped SPECIMEN in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) - applied by the Tunisian Receiving Authority, with issued 1939 'N.Z. Control' set 1d to 7d and 1940 3d on 1½d (SG195-199), with manuscript annotation '17' in right margin. BPA cert (2015). Samoa
page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection with 1877 2c, 10c, 20c, 30c, 40c, 1890 5c, 25c, 1892 5c, 30c, 40c, 45c, 1Lire, 1894 set of 3 pictorials — wonderful fresh original colours — SG cat value £5000+ San Marino
1899 set of 4 surcharges handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8x2.6mm) by the Tunisian Receiving Postal Authority after arrival from the UPU and are UNIQUE in this form ~ SG32-35. Sarawak
1899-1908 POSTAGE / POSTAGE set of 12 handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 ~ the 1908 3c affixed to small part archive sheet ~ SG36-47. Sarawak
1899–1908 POSTAGE / POSTAGE 1c to $1 set of 12 and unissued 5c ~ overprinted 'CANCELLED' type D4a ~ the 16c with diagonal crease that does not show from the front otherwise all very fine ~ believed to be UNIQUE ~ SG37–48. Sarawak
1899–1908 POSTAGE / POSTAGE 1c to $1 set of 12 affixed to 3 parts of archive page ~ handstamped 'SPECIMEN.' type NA2 by the Natal Post Office after receipt from the UPU ~ SG37–47. Sarawak
1918 set of 12 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ affixed to part of archive sheet ~ SG50s-61s cat £375. Sarawak
1922-23 set of 9 new colours and values handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 ~ affixed to part of archive sheet ~ SG63-71. Sarawak
1923 'ONE/cent' on 10c and 'TWO/cents' on 12c handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 ~ affixed to part of archive sheet ~ SG72, 73. Sarawak
1928-29 set of 15 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 (the 5c perforated SPECIMEN type D19) ~ affixed to part of archive sheet ~ SG76s-90s cat £400. Sarawak
1932 set of 15 perforated SPECIMEN type B9 ~ affixed to two parts of archive sheet ~ SG91s-105s cat £400. Sarawak
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black by an unidentified postal authority Sarawak
1899 2c on 3c, 2c on 12c, 4c on 8c handstamped ULTRAMAR ~ no gum ~ SG32, 33, 35 Sarawak
1890 to 1902 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £1100+ Seychelles
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Seychelles
1886 to 1903 — 1 full page and 1 part page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection Sierra Leone
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Solomon Islands
1940 postage due set of 8 in horizontal strips of three perforated SPECIMEN type B9 ~ very fine and scarce multiples ~ SGD1–8s cat £750+ ~ BPA cert for top value Solomon Islands
1914–23 ½d to £1 set of 14 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 affixed to 4 pieces from the Goa Post Office archive additonally handstamped COLONIAS by the Portuguese Post Office before sending to the UPU for distribution – SG 22sv/38sv Solomon Islands
1921 wmk Script CA 2r and 5r handstamped boxed 'SPECIMEN.' type SP1 — very fine and scarce examples from a presentation set — SG83sv/85sv Somaliland Protectorate
1910 Opening of Union Parliament 2½d handstamped 'Specimen' in italic type – an unusually clear impression of the handstamp – SG1s (£550) South Africa
1927 — pictorial stamps of South Africa overprinted vertically — 2d, 3d, 1/-, 10/- horizontal pairs — handstamped SPECIMEN type SA5 — SG49s/51s, 54s (£400) South West Africa
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of three pairs handstamped SPECIMEN in black by an unidentified postal authority South West Africa
from the Francis Kiddle award-winning collection of South West Africa Postal Stationery
All items were overprinted SPECIMEN type SWA1 (47½×6mm) in red diagonally from BL to TR by the Union Government Printer.
5 post cards: H&G 1a, 1a[BEC], 2, 2[BEC], 2a.
9 registered envelopes: H&G C3a, C3b, C3b[BEC], C4, C4[UPU], C4a, C4a[BEC], C4a[UPU], C4b.
8 newspaper wrappers: H&G E1, E1[UPU], E2, E2[BEC] rather crumpled, E3, E3[BEC], E4, E4[UPU].
The 6 items annotated [BEC] are additionally handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2a and are from the Bechuanaland Protectorate UPU collection and are the only examples in private hands, the other two are in the National Postal Museum and the British Library collections.
The 4 items annotated [UPU] are additionally handstamped with a numbering machine to show a 4-digit year of issue and originate from the UPU's own collection and are believed to be unique.
A total of 22 items in VF condition (one exception noted).
South West Africa
1885 to 1890 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection St Christopher
1886 'ONE/PENNY' and bar on 1876 CC 14 6d green perforated SPECIMEN of unknown origin ~ possibly Marcus Samuel {1976 p61} type FF2 ~ offered 'as is'. ~ SG24. St Christopher
1886 to 1896 — part page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £550 St Helena
1864-87 wmk Crown CC perf 12½ 'FIVE SHILLINGS' on 6d orange, perf 14 'TWO PENCE' on 6d yellow, 'ONE SHILLING' on 6d yellow-green, wmk Crown CA 'THREE PENCE' on 6d deep mauve all handstamped SPECIMEN type SH2 in violet — a scarce group in fine condition — SG20, 28, 30, 41 St Helena
1902 wmk Crown CA ½d, 1d overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 — large part original gum — SG53s/54s (£100) St Helena
1903 wmk Crown CC ½d to 2s set of 6 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a — somewhat disturbed original gum but fine appearance — SG55s/60s (£275) St Helena
1908 wmk MCA 2½d, 4d, 6d and wmk CA 10s handstamped SPECIMEN type SH2 in violet ~ the 6d that was printed on chalk-surfaced paper is slightly rubbed otherwise a very fine and scarce set ~ SG64/70s var St Helena
1911 unissued 1d printed all in red ~ 'SPECIMEN' type D12a ~ somewhat matt original gum ~ SG71s ~ cat £425 St Helena
1911 wmk MCA 1d RED — prepared for use but not issued — printed in error as a result of a misunderstanding by De La Rue of the request by the Postmaster at St Helena for a supply of 'one penny stamps printed all in red' (by which he intended to refer to the 1902 small keyplate 1d carmine rather than the 1903 large format 1d black & carmine).
According to Marcus Samuel {1976}:
'On arrival the error was discovered and the stock was destroyed. A few copies handstamped SPECIMEN with Type SH2 have survived.'
Over the past 50 years the only example I have seen other than those shown here was in the Marcus Samuel Collection.
The Royal Philatelic Collection includes a plate number block of four that would have been sent by De La Rue direct to Buckingham Palace. These are the only unused examples recorded.
St Helena
1911 wmk MCA 1d RED showing a good impression of the Type SH2 SPECIMEN handstamp — BPA cert (2019) — SG71sv St Helena
1911 wmk MCA 1d RED showing a superb impression of the Type SH2 SPECIMEN handstamp — BPA cert (2019) — SG71sv St Helena
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black or in red by an unidentified postal authority St Helena
1886 to 1903 — 1 full page and 1 part page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value ca. £500 St Lucia
1902 Anniversary of Discovery 2d overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a SG63 ~ cat £65 St Lucia
1916 (Jun) 1d with local WAR/TAX overprint ~ sent to the UPU in mint condition ~ handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 by the Tunisian Postal Authority ~ VF and UNIQUE ~ SG89 St Lucia
1916 (Sep) 1d with London WAR TAX overprint and SPECIMEN type D12 as distributed by the UPU ~ SG90s ~ cat £55 St Lucia
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in black by an unidentified postal authority St Lucia
1886 to 1892 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £235 St Vincent
1893 1d and 1½d postal stationery cards overprinted 'Specimen.' type SV7 – H&G 1s, 2s St Vincent
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority St Vincent
see Portuguese African Colonies St. Thomas and Prince Islands
1898 1m and 2m hinged to archival piece handstamped and CANCELLED 41×7 mm — ex Bechuanaland Post Office collection — BPA cert — SG10s, 11s
This CANCELLED handstamp appears on a very small number of other stamps in the collection most of which were in normal unused condition — it is believed to have been applied at the time that the collection was transferred to the GPO in London to provide an element of protection
Sudan
1936-37 perf 11½×12½ Air Mail set of 8 overprinted SPECIMEN type SU2 — a scarce, attractive and very fine presentation set — see Samuel {1976} p229 — BPA cert (2011) — SG52bs/57es Sudan
1906 Egypt 1m to 10p overprinted 'Army Service' and SPECIMEN type SU1 ~ SGA6-10s and A14-16s ~ cat £250 Sudan
1940-41 commemorative issues: Bellman, Sergel, Bible Jubilee, Skansen, Royal Palace (perf on all sides), Hazelius, Saint Bridget. Facit 324-336.
13 strips of three affixed to parts of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE.
UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Sweden
1903 set of 3 surcharged values handstamped SPECIMEN type NA2 ~ ex Natal UPU specimen collection ~ Yvert 31, 32, 33 Tahiti
1892-99 'Tablet' ½d to £1 set of 10 overprinted SPECIMEN type TAS2 — mounted on a page ex A. Ronald Butler collection — SG216s/225s (£650) Tasmania
1892 'Tablet' 2½d and 5d each in an extremely scarce marginal block of 4 — overprinted SPECIMEN type TAS2 — SG217s/218s Tasmania
1903 wmk V over Crown 1d rose-red typographed — overprinted SPECIMEN type 4 — SG240ds (£120) Tasmania
1903 9d and !s — overprinted SPECIMEN type TAS4 — SG242s/243s (£225) Tasmania
1904 '1½d' on 5d — overprinted SPECIMEN type TAS2 — SG244 (£75) Tasmania
1904 '1½d.' on 5d pale blue & brown horizontal strip of 5 overprinted SPECIMEN – unmounted mint and superb – SG 244s (5 × £75) Tasmania
page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection with 1883 to 1900 issues — wonderful fresh colours — Scott cat value $1200+ Thailand
1885 to 1903 page (with stamps on both sides) from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection
with 1885 reprints complete
and a range of later issues
Timor
1886 to 1890 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection Tobago
1929-34 ½d to 1s set (excl the 1½d issued 1935) overprinted or perforated SPECIMEN types D9 (abnormal) on 2d, D12a or D19 ~ SG55, 57-63s ~ cat £275 ~ all affixed to archive album page ~ ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Tonga
1920-21 2½d, 5d, 7½d, 10d and 1s (the five original values) overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a lightly hinged to part of archive sheet headed in manuscript 'Tonga -öarna' (Tonga Islands) ex Royal Swedish Post Office collection — SG58s, 60s/63s Tonga
1942-43 set of 9 and 1944 set of 5 both perforated SPECIMEN – SG74s/82s (£250), SG83s/87s (£140) – also 1949 and 1950 sets unused – all affixed to a page stated to have formed part of the 'archives of a British Colony in the Pacific Ocean' – total cat £463 Tonga
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Tonga
1906 1d Ovava tree ~ five postal stationery cards overprinted SPECIMEN Type D{4} [UPU] with coloured views A1, A3, A5, A6 and A7 on reverse ~ H&G1 ~ for more information visit www.upss.org/upuspecimens Tonga
1911 1d King George II postal stationery card overprinted SPECIMEN Type D{4} [UPU] - sepia (cameo) view C8 (Hospital at Vavau) on reverse not previously recorded - for more info follow the link from the Tonga page in Specimen Postal Stationery on my web site - very fine, fresh and scarce - H&G 2b Tonga
1910 1½d King George II postal stationery letter card overprinted SPECIMEN Type D{4} [UPU] - very fine, fresh and scarce - H&G A1 Tonga
1927-29 new currency set of 13 overprinted SPECIMEN type P4 or (500m, 1000m) perforated SPECIMEN type P5 ~ SG159s-171s ~ cat £375 Transjordan
1930-34 re-engraved set of 16 perforated SPECIMEN type P5 ~ SG194bs-207s ~ cat £375 Transjordan
1947 King Abdullah changed colours and 12m new value set of 6 perforated SPECIMEN type B9 ~ not listed in SG Part 1 as these were distributed after Independence but listed in SG Middle East catalogue 1st edition 2018 ~ SG258s/263s ~ a very elusive set Transjordan
1947 King Abdullah changed colours and 12m new value set of 6 perforated SPECIMEN type B9 ~ affixed to part of archival page headed '(TRANS) JORDAN)' ~ the 3 mils with barely noticeably trimmed perfs at left ~ not listed in SG Part 1 as these were distributed after Independence by which time Abdullah had become King but listed in SG Middle East catalogue 1st edition 2018 ~ SG258s/263s ~ a very elusive set Transjordan
1929 Postage Due set of 6 perforated SPECIMEN type P5 ~ SGD189s/D194s Transjordan
Second British Occupation 1900 2s6d to £5 overprinted ' V. R. I.' and handstamped SPECIMEN type SAA SG234-237s cat £225 Transvaal
1907 Postage Dues ½d to 1s set of 7 ~ each handstamped SPECIMEN type TUN1 in semi-bold sans-serif caps (12.8×2.6mm) in violet ~ applied by the Tunisian Postal Authority on receipt from the UPU ~ SGD1/D7s var Transvaal
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Trinidad & Tobago
1869 to 1902 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the stamps that correspond to the normal 1884 distribution are a curious mixture with the 2½d and 4d Queen' Head overprinted type D12 as usual and the other values (½d, 1d and 1s Queen's Head, 6d yellow-green Britannia and a 5s large format rose-lake) all handstamped type TRI1 Trinidad
1883-84 set of 6 SPECIMEN Type D12 [UPU] large part original gum and very fine for these ~ only 106 of each were printed [SG106-112s] cat £750 Trinidad
postal stationery comprising ½d, 1d, 1½d, 2d post cards, 1d, 1½d, 2d reply cards, 2d reg env sizes F and G, ½d, 1d wrappers ~ all handstamped 'SPECIMEN' type TRI1 ~ from a presentation set of postage stamps and postal stationery formed in 1884 ~ a complete and rare group of 11 items in unusually fine condition ~ ex Marriott Trinidad
1941 Secours National set of 4 ~ Yv 227-230 ~ each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection. Tunisia
postal stationery UPU reference collection with an example of each of the 1914 items printed by Bradbury Wilkinson ~ all overprinted SPECIMEN ~ these are the only Turkish postal stationery items sent to the UPU with any form of protection ~ 10pa and 20pa post cards, 10pa and 20pa reply cards, 20pa and 1pi letter cards, 20pa and 1p reply paid letter cards, 20pa and 1pi envelopes, 2pa and 10 pa wrappers, 1pi registered envelopes sizes G, H2 and K ~ 15 items ~ a very difficult group to complete and all extremely fine ~ mounted on 9 album pages Turkey
ca. 1905 to 1917
5 large pages from the Goa Post Office UPU Archive with a total of 218 apparently all different stamps ~ up to 1910 all were handstamped ULTRAMAR in bluish black and later COLONIAS in bold red type ~ exceptionally clear impressions of the handstamps ~ each page signed 'A. B. Costa' (the Portuguese postmaster in Goa)
see items TUR201-5 for images of the individual pages
Turkey
page 1 from the Goa Post Office UPU Archive - see item TUR200 for details Turkey
page 2 from the Goa Post Office UPU Archive - see item TUR200 for details Turkey
page 3 from the Goa Post Office UPU Archive - see item TUR200 for details Turkey
page 4 from the Goa Post Office UPU Archive - see item TUR200 for details Turkey
page 5 from the Goa Post Office UPU Archive - see item TUR200 for details Turkey
1914 1 piastre Bradbury Wilkinson postal stationery registered envelope size K (the largest) overprinted SPECIMEN ~ H&G C1b ~ folded across centre as always on this size ~ VF and scarce Turkey
1913 Adrianople set of 3 perforated SPECIMEN type B1 ~ SG353s/355s ~ lovely examples of Bradbury Wilkinson's recess printing Turkey
1913 Adrianople set of 3 perforated SPECIMEN type B1 ~ additionally handstamped SPECIMEN type BEC2 and as only in 1912/1913 punched with a 4.5mm diameter hole ~ SG353sv/355sv Turkey
1914 Bradbury, Wilkinson definitive set of 17 perforated SPECIMEN type B1 ~ SG499s/515s Turkey
1914 Bradbury, Wilkinson definitives 12 values (3 overprinted with star) each perforated SPECIMEN type B1 and additionally handstamped with part of the large 'COLONIE DU GABON / SECRETARIAT GENERAL / RF / 1er Bureau' double-ring receiving authority handstamp of Gabon
Turkey
1914 Bradbury, Wilkinson definitives set of 17 and 1914 Bradbury, Wilkinson definitives overprinted with a star (4 of the 5 values ~ the 20 paras missing) all perforated SPECIMEN type B1 and additionally handstamped COLONIAS in red (used only in 1913 and 1914) in Lisbon before onwards transmission to a Portuguese Colony ~ affixed to a page from the Goa Archive ~ SG499sv/515sv, 516sv, 518sv/520sv Turkey
1914 Bradbury, Wilkinson definitives 5 values overprinted with star and perforated SPECIMEN type B1 on part of archive page ~ SG516/520s Turkey
1921-22 set of 4 provisional stamps handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] ~ SG970s/973s Turkey
1921-22 set of 4 provisional stamps in strips of 3 on piece handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] and additionally cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection ~ SG970sv/973sv Turkey
1921-22 set of 12 definitives printed in Genoa handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] ~ SGA79s/A90s Turkey
1922 War Orphans set of 8 handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] ~ SGA111s/A118s Turkey
1922 Parliament House set of 6 handstamped SPECIMEN type [2] ~ SGA119s/A124s Turkey
1922 set of 5 postage due stamps printed in Genoa handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] ~ SGAD091s/AD95s Turkey
1913 provisional postage due stamps set of 4 on part of archive page ~ SG356/9 Turkey
1914 Bradbury, Wilkinson postage due stamps set of 4 perforated SPECIMEN type B1 ~ SGD516/519s Turkey
1921 to 1923 range of 33 postage and postage due stamps on a large part page from an archive ~ all handstamped SPECIMEN and crossed by green crayon lines indicating an audit Turkey
2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection with Specimen Ovpt 1889-92 the complete set comprising on 1865 1/-, 1871-73 3d, 1882-85 6d, 1885-93 ½d, 2d, 4d, 1/-, & 1888 1d, 2d, 4d all Type 1 and 1892 2½d and 5d Samuel Type D12; Mint Stamps 1893 ½d on 3d pale brown & 6d bright violet, 1895 ½d (green) on 3d pale brown & ½d (green & red) on 3d red-brown x2, 1899 ½d yellow & 1901 2½d blue. 19 items. Western Australia
1888 Wmk Crown CA 1d carmine-pink, 2d grey, 4d red-brown handstamped SPECIMEN type WA1 — SG103s/105s (£275) Western Australia
UPU specimen stamps of Yemen are listed and priced in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue of Arabia – 1st edition 2016 Yemen
1930 set of 6 and 1931 new denominations and colours set of 11 all handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] ~ the only stamps of Yemen sent to the UPU with any form of specimen protection ~ the two very fine sets ~ SG4/9s and 10/20s ~ cat £400 Yemen
1930 set of 6 and 1931 new denominations and colours set of 11 all handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] ~ the only stamps of Yemen sent to the UPU with any form of specimen protection ~ the two very fine sets ~ SG4/9s and 10/20s ~ cat £400 Yemen
1930 set of 6 and 1931 new denominations and colours set of 11 all handstamped SPECIMEN type [1] ~ the only stamps of Yemen sent to the UPU with any form of specimen protection ~ the two very fine sets ~ SG4/9s and 10/20s ~ cat £400 Yemen
1940 Postal Workers' Charity set of 5. Mi 408-412.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Yugoslavia
1940 Postal Workers' Charity set of 5. Mi.413-7.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Yugoslavia
1940 Children's Charity set of 4. Mi 418-421.
Each in a strip of three affixed to part of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Yugoslavia
1896 to 1901 — page from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection — the SPECIMEN stamps SG cat value £600 and the mint stamps SG cat value £800+ — the 1895 4½a with missing bar in '½' at left and other varieties not counted — a magnificent page Zanzibar
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN in red by an unidentified postal authority Zanzibar
1908 View of Port 100r and 200r overprinted SPECIMEN type D12a as distributed by the UPU and handstamped framed 'SPECIMEN / Collection / A. O. F.' by the receiving postal authority believed to be Afrique Occidentale Française ~ SG244s var, 245s var ~ see Bendon {2015} p26 Zanzibar
1894 to 1896 — 2 pages from the Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU Collection Zululand
1888 Natal 1s, 5s, 9s, £1, £5 and £20 Revenue stamps all marginal (the £5 with plate number '1') overprinted ZULULAND unused ~ BPA cert (2016) ~ Barefoot 2-4, 6-8 Zululand
1888 Natal £5 and £20 Revenue stamps overprinted ZULULAND and additionally overprinted SPECIMEN type D11 ? BPA cert (2016) ? Barefoot 7, 8 Zululand
1888-91 stamps of Great Britain ½d to 5s (excl 1d) and 1891 1d Natal Postal Fiscal overprinted ZULULAND all handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1, 1894-96 ½d to £5 overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ SG1-11s (excl SG2s), F1s, 20-29s ~ cat £1690 ~ all affixed to archive sheet ex Tunisia UPU specimen collection Zululand
1888–93 Great Britain Jubilee issue overprinted ZULULAND ½d vert pair. 2d horiz pair, 2½d vert block of 6, 4d marginal vert strip of 3, 5d block of 4, 6d horiz block of 6, 1s vert marginal strip of 4 all handstamped SPECIMEN type GB9 applied to reference copies retained by the Inland Revenue.
A fine and very scarce group of multiples.
SG1/10s.
Zululand
1892 Great Britain 5s rose wmk Anchor overprinted ZULULAND handstamped SPECIMEN type NA1 block of four AB–BC
extremely rare in this form compared to strips
BPA cert 2013
SG11s
Zululand


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