DOUBLE HEADS
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Perf. 15, (light) emerald group. Block of four, upper right stamp showing wedge flaw at lower left. Upper left stamp with light toned area otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A REMARKABLE MULTIPLE. RJL 8
£2,750
Last updated: 31st March, 2017
SETS
MDH480 Complete basic set of 18 values ½d to £1, fine and fresh mint. SG between 119-185 basic £2,650
½d
RA9115 worn yellow-green, rounded corner lower left, fine mint, distinct and uncommon. SG 119 / RJL 1 shade £20
RA7433 worn yellow-green, fine mint, distinct and uncommon. SG 119 / RJL 1 shade £30
MDH235 yellow-green, in a subtle shade towards apple, vertical pair both stamps showing clear re-entries of the right value circles. Very fine used crisply cancelled '20 JUN 1911', full gum. Lovely. SG 119 / RJL 1 vars. £30
RA7208 yellow-green, perforated 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type R5), lower part imprint marginal horizontal pair positions 95-96, applied vertically but inverted to each other, in addition position 96 with additional strike applied horizontally. Without gum. RARE. SG 119 / RJL specimen
 
Note: this perforated specimen conforms to the known £1, (ex. Gibbs, lot 23), and other known low values.
£450
RA8319 Perf. 13½ yellowish green group, block of four, superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 182 / RJL1 £1,500
RA8141 olive-green group. A range of nine differing shades all from the lighter spectrum, one exceptionally worn, towards light apple, one clearly aniline and intermediate. Mostly fine and fresh mint, a wonderful group. SG 121 / RJL 3 shades £350
D696 olive-green, very fine mint. SG 121 / RJL 3 £30
MDH487 olive-green, very fine mint. SG 121 / RJL 3 £30
RA9714 olive-green, an unusually fine example, free from the discolouration or other faults which often plague this printing. SG 121 / RJL 3 SOLD
MDH211 olive-green, hinge trace and an unusually fine example, free from the discolouration or other faults which often plague this printing. SG 121 / RJL 3 £45
MDH694 1910 ½d olive-green, hinge trace and an unusually fine example, free from the discolouration or other faults which often plague this printing. SG 121 / RJL 3 £45
MDH17 olive-green. Lower marginal, superb unmounted. SG 121 / RJL 3 SOLD
MDH213 olive-green, horizontal pair, hinge trace or unmounted. SG 121 / RJL 3 £80
AD410 1910 ½d olive-green, horizontal pair. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 121 / RJL 3 £110
MDH212 olive-green, horizontal pair. A striking and very worn shade, pale yellowish olive. Superb fresh mint. Most unusual. SG 121 shade £80
RA9913 olive-green, upper right corner horizontal pair, tone spots in margin away from stamps, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 121 £120
MDH214 olive-green-group, block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 121 / RJL 3 £225
RA9139 olive-green-group, block of four, very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 121 / RJL 3 £250
AD345 1910 ½d olive-green group, block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce so fine. SG 121 / RJL 3 £350
AD346 1910 ½d Olive-green, block of four. Some light gum buckling on lower pair otherwise very fine mint, hinged on upper pair only. SG 121 / RJL 3 £220
D699 (worn) olive-green, a very weak and pale impression. Very fine mint. SG 121 / RJL 3 shade £35
RA6958 (worn) olive-green. Superb unmounted, a lovely stamp. SG 121 shade / RJL 3 shade £50
D702 olive-green, fine used with prominent printing smear across lower right scroll. Most unusual. SG 121 / RJL 3 var. £25
MDH819 1910 ½d, Perf. 13½, yellow-green. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 182 / RJL 1 £450
D706 dull blue-green, characteristic perf. 14¼. Hinge remainders and blunt perf. at top, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. SG 120 / RJL 5 £75
RA5049 dull blue-green, very fine mint. SG 120 / RJL 5 £110
MDH691 1910 ½d dull blue-green, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 120 / RJL 5 £110
RA6385 dull blue-green group. Vertical pair, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 120 / RJL 5 £200
RA3639 dull blue-green, horizontal strip of three, left stamp with diagonal crease, otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 120 / RJL 5 £200
RA6386 dull blue-green group, block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted, top left stamp with some short perfs. at left. A lovely and fresh block, scarce. SG 120 / RJL 5 £300
MDH631 dull blue-green group. Upper left corner block of four, both upper stamps showing 'wedge' flaws lower left. An exceptionally deep and vivid shade. Upper margin trimmed, hinged on two stamps otherwise wonderfully fresh unmounted. SG 120 / RJL 5 £450
RA2492 dull blue-green, block of six, few light faults otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted. Very scarce. SG 120 / RJL 5 £550
MDH217 dull blue-green, superb used cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE 14 OCT 13'. SG 120 / RJL 5 £8
RA4795 apple-green group, very fine mint, scarce. RJL 6 SOLD
RA5825 Perf. 15, apple green group. Superb unmounted, an exceptional stamp. SG 169 / RJL 6 £500
RA7435 bronze-green group, a lovely shade towards the ‘apple’ group, very fine mint. RJL 7 £45
MDH682 1910 ½d emerald group, an intense shade. Very fine fresh mint. A lovely stamp. Scarce. RJ8 £225
AMDH2 emerald group, an intense shade. Very fine fresh mint. A lovely stamp. Scarce. RJL 8 £250
AMDH3 Perf. 15, (light) emerald group. Block of four, upper right stamp showing wedge flaw at lower left. Upper left stamp with light toned area otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A REMARKABLE MULTIPLE. RJL 8 £2,750
MDH218 Perf. 15, emerald group. Fine used cancelled ‘SALISBURY 11 FEB 14’. RJL 8 £25
RA7436 Perf. 15, (deep) emerald group. Superb used cancelled with light part datestamp at right, unwashed with intact colour. Scarce as such. RJL 8 £30
RA1332 deep dull green, very fine mint. SG 122 / RJL 9 £55
MDH696 1910 ½d dull green group. An exceptionally worn and pale impression. Very fine mint. SG 122 / RJL 9 shade SOLD
1d
Note on colour classification of the 1d value. The 1d remains the last value of the Double Head issue to have published a comprehensive printing / shade classification. As a result there is some confusion as to how to allocate specific examples to the three listed in Gibbons. The following are the parameters used here:
SG 123 bright carmine. This group is characterised firstly by the shade, which although is the most 'pink' and therefore closest to 'rose-red' as per SG 125, is grouped under SG 123. The shade is subtle and suffuse in impression. Secondly it typically has a pink blothchy appearance on the reverse. It is the most common encountered mint perf. 14.
SG 124 carmine-lake. A large variance in shade is grouped under this SG number, from light to very intense. The shade is more of a scarlet nuance, and is often accompanied with a browning of the gum as the shade becomes more intense.
SG 125 rose-red. Although the classification 'rose' implies a more pink shade, the colour is quite bright and also towards scarlet. The impression is quite distinctly different from the bright carmine family, with none of the suffusion and in comparison there is a lot of white or contrast overall. The gum is a clear cream with none of the pink blotchyness as seen in SG 123. It could well be that this is the most difficult of the three SG listed shades, despite the relative SG value indications.
MDH198 bright carmine, position 72 showing 'OD' flaw. Very fine mint. SG 123 var. £45
RA9078 bright carmine, horizontal pair positions 44-45, very fine fresh mint. SG 123 £60
RA9077 bright carmine, horizontal pair positions 88-89, very fine fresh mint. SG 123 £60
RA9120 bright carmine, vertical pair positions 33-43, superb unmounted. SG 123 £90
RA9535 bright carmine, block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. SG 123 £180
RA9536 bright carmine, block of four, very fine fresh unmounted. SG 123 £200
RA9719 bright carmine, upper left corner block of four, minor adhesions on reverse, hinged on margin stamps very fine mint or unmounted. Strong colour and a lovely multiple. SG 123 £200
MDH21 bright carmine, vertical strip of five, centre stamp showing 'OD' flaw. An exceptionally vivid shade clearly showing through to reverse. Very fine or superb unmounted, a wonderful multiple. SG 123 £275
MDH633 bright carmine, vertical block of eight. Stamps 5-6 of the block both showing 'OD' flaws. Diagonal crease affects upper left stamp, hinged on upper pair otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 123 and vars. £450
AR354 1910 1d bright carmine. Block of four superb CTO used with central '24 DEC 1912' double circle datestamp. SG 123 £40
AR356 1910 1d bright carmine. Block of four superb CTO used with central '24 DEC 1912' double circle datestamp. SG 123 £40
MDH660 1910 1d bright carmine, block of four lower left stamp showing 'OD' flaw. Superb CTO 'GWELO 24 DEC 1912'. SG 123 and var. £60
D737 bright carmine, violet oval 'SANITARY BOARD' cancel. SG 123 fiscal use £18
MDH601 carmine-lake group. Fine mint. SG 124 £45
RA6964 carmine-lake, centred up, otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 124 £75
MDH733 1910 1d carmine-lake group. Crackled cream gum, very fine fresh mint. Most unusual. SG 124 £85
MDH734 1910 1d carmine-lake group. An extraordinarily intense and vivid shade. Hinge remains, fine mint. A remarkable stamp. SG 124 shade £125
MDH779 1910 1d carmine-lake group. A detailed impression in a most unusual shade towards rosine. Upper marginal position 5 showing part imprint in margin, this endorsed in ink 'moustache fifth stamp from left'. Light adhesions on reverse and some toned spots. Most unusual. SG 124 shade £75
AMDH5 carmine-lake group. Block of four, some toning affecting all stamps, lovely bright shade, fine mint. SG 124 £150
AD366 1d carmine-lake group. Block of four, few small areas with colour run, otherwise very fine used with Salisbury (17 Nov 11) double circle datestamps. SG 124 £45
RA2234 carmine-lake, position 87 showing original flaw repaired. Very fine used 'GOLDEN VALLEY / 6 JUN 1912' (?) datestamp. Very scarce. SG 124 var. £125
D742 carmine-lake, on piece pen cancelled. Lovely strong colour, uncommon. SG 124 fiscal use £18
D743 rose-red, very fine mint. SG 125 SOLD
RA9116 Perf. 13½ , bright carmine, very fine used cancelled 'BALLA BALLA 24 SEP 1912' datestamp, lovely strong intact colour. SG 183 £50
MDH735 1910 1d perf. 13½ , bright carmine. Position 93 showing dot to left of Queen's head. Very fine used cancelled crisp 'RUSAPE 29 MAR 1913' datestamp. SG 183 £60
2d
MDH279 black and grey, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 126 £45
MDH805 1910 2d black and grey, long gash headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 126 SOLD
MDH412 black and grey, long gash headplate. Position 15 showing King's extra eyebrow. Hinge trace, very fine mint. SG 126 var. £65
MDH562 black and grey, long gash headplate. Position 25 showing lines by King's cheek. Hinge trace very fine mint. SG 126 var. £75
MDH403 black and grey, long gash headplate. Position 43 showing printer's mark upper left. Very fine mint. SG 126 £85
MDH459 black and grey, long gash headplate. Position 43 showing printer's mark upper left. Very fine mint. SG 126 £85
MDH280 black and grey, long gash headplate. Position 46 showing King's extra curl. Very fine fresh mint. SG 126 var. £85
RA9084 black and grey, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘FIFE’. SG 126 £45
RA9086 black and grey, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled crisp ‘BATTLEFIELDS MINE 16 DEC 10’ tc datestamp. SG 126 £45
RA6397 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Few soiled perfs. at top, large part gum. SG 127 £65
RA6399 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Disturbed gum, fresh from front. SG 127 £75
MDH178 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Some gum disturbance, fine mint. SG 127 £85
RA8955 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Hinge remain, fine mint. SG 127 £100
RA9721 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 127 £120
MDH286 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 127 £120
RA9081 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Hinge trace if at all,very fine mint. SG 127 £140
MDH698 1910 2d black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Left marginal, very fine mint. Lovely. SG 127 £150
RA8903 black-purple and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Position 5 upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '32' in margin. Intense heads, pulled perf. at right otherwise very fine mint. A lovely stamp despite its fault. SG 127 £100
MDH414 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 128 SOLD
MDH460 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. A markedly deep shade, very fine mint. SG 128 shade £55
MDH293 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Showing horizontal line through Queen's tiara, fine mint. SG 128 £40
MDH283 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Position 1 showing vertical line at upper left corner. Very fine mint. SG 128 £75
MDH370 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Fine unused without gum. SG 128 var. £60
RA6652 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Vertical strip of three, positions 34-39-44, 44 showing King’s wisp. Lower stamp with few perf. faults at left, otherwise superb unmounted. SG 128 £160
RA2507 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Positions 2-7 vertical pair, 2 showing long gash in Queen’s ear. Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 128 and var. £200
MDH278 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Position 46 showing King's extra curl. Very fine mint. SG 128 var. £90
RA5055 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Fine used, the canceller dated '11 NOV 1910', the FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Very scarce. SG 128 £140
MDH604 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Fine used cancelled 'GADZEMA 15 MAY 11. SG 128 £20
MDH186 black and slate-grey, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY DEC 1910'. Uncommon. SG 128 £35
MDH404 black and slate, hook headplate. Pencil signature on reverse, very fine mint. SG 129 £65
MDH287 black and slate, hook headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 129 SOLD
MDH415 black and slate, hook headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 129 £75
RA9919 black and slate, hook headplate. Superb CTO 'GWELO 22 FEB'. Very scarce. SG 129 £150
MDH486 black and grey-black, long gash headplate. An unusual shade with light frame and heads, although showing clear aniline impression of the frame on reverse. Very fine mint. Most unusual. SG 130 shade £85
RA9724 black and grey-black, long gash headplate. Superb fresh mint. SG 130 £80
MDH285 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Very fine mint. RSC A £45
RA9722 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Superb fresh mint. RSC A £50
MDH494 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Position 9, very fine mint. RSC A £50
MDH495 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Position 28, very fine mint. RSC A £55
MDH497 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Position 48, light adherence otherwise fine mint. RSC A £45
RA8216 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. Scarce. RSC A £35
RA4360 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled with light datestamp. Scarce. RSC A £40
RA4803 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Superb used cancelled with part ’MINE’ datestamp. Scarce. RSC A £45
RA5468 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Vertical pair superb used cancelled with crisp ‘SALISBURY 17 JAN 13’ datestamp. Scarce. RSC A £80
MDH372 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Position 34 showing reversed hook in Queen's ear. Fine used cancelled part 'SALISBURY' datestamp at right. RSC A var. £40
RA8982 black and brownish grey, thick ear headplate. Position 28 showing two dots over King’s head. A cancelled copy affixed to envelope along with 6d RSC H and other contemporary Southern African issues, being a dealer selection endorsed '50 Different South Africans. / Good Selection' and priced at '3/-'. Most unusual and appealing. RSC A var. £45
MDH191 black and grey-black (ghostly heads), short gash headplate. Fine used cancelled 'ESSEXVALE OCT 1914' datestamps. RSC B £20
MDH373 black and grey-black (ghostly heads), short gash headplate. Fine used cancelled corner datestamps. RSC B £20
MDH192 black and grey-black (ghostly heads), short gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'REGISTERED / BULAWAYO JU 23 12' datestamp. RSC B £25
RA8217 black and grey-black (ghostly heads), short gash headplate. Two copies positions 8 and 13, both showing between them the full upper printers' marks. Both with faults, used. RSC B £20
MDH379 Perf. 15, black and grey-black (ghostly heads), short gash headplate. Fine used. SG 171a / RSC B £30
RA6657 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Typical brownish gum, few blunt perfs. at right, fine mint. RSC D £65
RA1760 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Typical brownish gum, centred left otherwise very fine mint. RSC D £85
MDH602 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Typical brownish gum, very fine mint. RSC D £95
D775 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Very fine used. RSC D £15
RA8219 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'UMVUMA 11 FEB 1911' datestamp. RSC D £15
RA8221 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY' datestamp. RSC D £15
RA8222 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY' datestamps. RSC D £15
RA9727 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY' datestamp. RSC D £15
RA8220 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled light 'INYATI' datestamp. RSC D £20
RA8223 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Position 2 showing Queen's thick ear. Very fine used, uncommon. RSC D var. £50
MDH377 black and grey-black, (clean) thick ear headplate. Position 13 showing full printer's mark upper left. Very fine used cancelled 'EIFFEL FLATS 16 APR 1912' datestamp. RSC D £35
RA8227 black and grey-black, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled part 'SALISBURY' datestamp. RSC E £15
RA8228 black and grey-black, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. RSC E £15
RA8230 black and grey-black, thick ear headplate. Block of four positions 43-44 / 48-49, fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY 3 MAY 13' datestamps. RSC E £65
MDH603 Perf. 15, black and grey-black, (flawed) thick ear headplate. Horizontal pair very fine used. SG 171a / RSC E £65
MDH387 deep black and grey-black, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part 'UMSWESWE' datestamp at right. RSC F £35
MDH380 deep black and slate-green, no gash headplate. Very fine used. RSC H £25
RA3949 deep black and slate-black, thick ear headplate. Few short perfs. at base, fine mint. RSC I £120
RA3319 black and grey-black, thick ear headplate. Characteristic brownish gum, design clearly showing through to reverse. Very fine unmounted. Scarce. RSC I £180
MDH188 black and slate-black, thick ear headplate. Very fine used light datestamp. RSC J £20
MDH190 black and slate-black, thick ear headplate. Superb used cancelled crisp 'BUSHTICK 29 APR 1914' datestamp. RSC J £35
MDH386 black and slate black, no gash headplate. Fine unused without gum. RSC K £25
MDH737 1910 2d black and (brownish) slate black, no gash headplate. The variant showing distinct brownish hue. Reverse part gum, fine from front. Scarce. RSC K variant ii £60
MDH384 black and slate black, no gash headplate. Fine used on piece cancelled bold 'SALISBURY' datestamp. RSC K £20
AD209 Perf. 15, black and slate-black, no gash headplate. Position 1 very fine mint. Ex Gibbs. SG 171 / RSC K £750
MDH385 Perf. 15, black and slate-black, no gash headplate. Very fine used. SG 171 / RSC K £30
RA9111 Perf. 15, black and slate-black, no gash headplate. Very fine used. SG 171 / RSC K £35
RA8517 Selection of 24 stamps, all from thick ear or no gash printings including a pair and four perf. 15. Mostly fine with circular datestamps. A lovely group for the student. £175
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