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Christmas Seals
 
 
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Lot 617
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1932, Christmas Seal, 3m black on azure (Scott M2), imperforate tête-bêche block of 4, including both the adopted design (top right and bottom left stamps), plus a rejected similar alternate design (top left and bottom right), o.g., very lightly hinged, fresh and clean; folded horizontally; stamps unaffected, Very Fine, only four exist (noted but unlisted/unpriced in Nile Post).
SG A3. Nile Post BF2.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

Among the unaccepted design's differences are a clear sky, a complete inner frame, circular shading on the turban, black spots by the camel's legs, and heavy and large lettering.

Realized $1,600.
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Lot 618
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1932, Christmas Seal, 3m black on azure (Scott M2), full booklet pane of 20, o.g., disturbed on positions 4 & 5; rest pristine and never hinged, Very Fine, scarce thus.
SG A3; £1,000 as singles ($1,330). Nile Post BF2; $1,000 as singles.
Scott $1,150 as singles.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 619
P
1933, Christmas Seal, 3m brown lake (Scott M4), right margin block of 4, in issued color, o.g., barest trace of hinge, remarkably bright paper; full, even margins at top, left and bottom, Very Fine.
SG A4. Nile Post BF4; $600 as four singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 620

1933, Christmas Seal, 3m brown lake (Scott M4), a trio of varieties: the first a top left margin block of four showing the non-constant variety in position 7 (blob on left "3"); the second a misperforated position 10 single; and the last being a full booklet pane of 20; blocks with margin perforation issues or portions of selvage missing (not affecting any of the stamps); pane of 20 with oblique misplaced perforations in selvage above position 5, foxing in selvage (only), plus an odd paper/gum separation on back of position 4 (invisible from the front), Fine to Very Fine++, a nice selection of specialized material; be sure to view.
SG A4. Nile Post BF4.
Scott $1,000 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $200.
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Lot 621

1935, Christmas Seal, 3m vermilion (Scott M10), top margin single, perforations misplaced at top, falling below "BRITISH FORCES IN EGYPT" tablet, o.g., stamp never hinged, hinged in selvage only, eye-popping color on clean paper, Very Fine, a quirky variety not often seen.
SG A6. Nile Post BF10.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $350.
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Lot 622

1935, Provisional Christmas Seal, 3m on 1pi carmine (Scott M11), full booklet pane of 20, Frame A; booklet #A4284; includes "dented '3' of 1935" variety at position 18; with intact cover and one sheet of interleaving, o.g., never hinged, as fresh as they come; cover with pencil notation "100 3m/Xmas 1935.", Very Fine.
SG A11; £340 as singles ($450). Nile Post BF11, BF11a; $415 as singles.
Scott $500 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 623
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1932-35, Christmas Seals Collection (Scott M2//M11), on eight annotated exhibition pages; singles, pairs, blocks, booklet panes of 20 mint; used singles and multiples (including a few on piece); paper, ink and printing varieties, with nearly every single item plated, catalogue value totals provided are for singles, without any premium for multiples or full panes, Very Fine, view on our website, a wonderful collection and a wealth of research.
SG A3//A11; £1,386 as singles ($1,840). Nile Post BF2//BF11.
Scott $2,750 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 624

1935 (Dec. 20), Provisional Christmas Seal, 3m on 1pi carmine, block of 4 on cover to England (Scott M11), philatelic use (quadruple-paying the Christmas card Concession rate); four beautiful strikes of the black retta cancel; doubled Crown Cancel #19 on front along with M.P.O. Cairo datestamp; cover slit open for display, Very Fine, a great showpiece.
SG A11; £1,400 as used singles on cover ($1,860). Nile Post BF11.
Scott $400 as used singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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