Nyasaland MCA £10 revenue stamps to lead Spink sale at $16,000


2015-06-26 13:27:28


Nyasaland MCA 10 revenue stamps to lead Spink sale at $16,000

The Nyasaland MCA 10 revenue stamps set will highlight the October 23 sale

A complete sheet of 60 Nyasaland MCA 10 purple and royal blue stamps are to lead Spink's sale of Important British Empire Revenue Stamps, due to take place on October 23.

The stamps will be offeredwith a valuation of 8,000-10,000 ($12,966-16,209).

The stamps are split into blocks of 30, 24 and six, and fixed to a March 30, 1927 document. They arecancelled by the "registrar of the high court of Nyasaland" (now Malawi).

Nyasaland MCA setThe set is fixed to a 1927 document

A number of flaws are present including a broken crown and scroll, a damaged leaf at the lower right of the document and bullet holes.

A block of Kenya and Uganda 100 revenue stamps dating from 1922-1927 are also offered with an identical estimate. The red and black block is cancelled by a "principal registrar of documents/ Mombasa" stamp.

Kenya and Uganda revenue blockThe block is believed to be one of a kind

The item is believed to be unique, and as such is quite possibly one of the most desirable item of British revenue philately.

Three hand painted Ceylon stamp essays dating to 1891 are offered with a 4,000-5,000 ($6,483-8,104) valuation. The designs were never adopted and feature values ranging from 1c to 1000r.

All are executed on tracing paper and backed on card carrying the date "jan 12/91".

Four die proofs, also from Ceylon, are offered ranging from 5c to 1r and backed on glazed card. They will be sold as a single lot with an estimate of 3,000-4,000 ($4,861-6,481) and date to 1873-1881.

We have a wide range of stamps available, including this unique Hong Kong olive-bistre block.

Please sign up to our free weekly newsletter for more on the sale of stamps and collectibles.

Share on social media
Write a response...

The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.


Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.