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Spink London THE COLLECTOR’S THE COLLECTOR’S SERIES SERIES THURSDAY 5 AND FRIDAY 6 MAY 2011

COINS STAMPS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS & BOOKS

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occupation issues, the dick pollitt rhodesia part 1, the Dr. A. D. Kindley Afghanistan; france, queensland, switzerland and great britain LONDON, THURSDAY 5 AND FRIDAY 6 MAY 2011


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Coins, Stamps, Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares, Autographs & Books

AUCTION CALENDAR 2011 Stamps 5/6 May 25/26 May 8 June 30 June 13/14 July July (TBA) 25 September

Spring Collector’s Series Sale The Rolfe E. Wyer Collection of French Colonies Dr. Robert Towers Collection of British Empire The Pasha Collection of Islamic Proofs, Stamps and Postal History Part 1 Summer Collector’s Series Sale Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale Fine Stamps & Covers of South East Asia

London New York London London London New York Singapore

Banknotes 20/21 May 24 September 27/28/29 September 8 December

Texas Numismatic Association Sale Banknotes & Bonds of South East Asia World Banknotes World Banknotes

Fort Worth Singapore London London

11017 11019 11020

Bonds and Shares 20/21 May 20 May 21 October

Texas Numismatic Association Sale Bonds & Share Certificates of the World Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

Fort Worth London London

11006 11022

Coins 20/21 May 23 June 6 October 1 December

Texas Numismatic Association Sale Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Fort Worth London London London

11009 11023 11024

Medals 21 July 24 November

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

11010 11011

11018 11025 11028 11029 11016

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Thursday 5 May 2011 at 10.30 a.m. (Lots 1-335) and 2.30 p.m. (Lots 336-705) Friday 6 May 2011 at 10.30 a.m. (Lots 706-1030) and 2.00 p.m. (Lots 1031-1308) 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET, UK and on

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Viewing at 69 Southampton Row: Tuesday Wednesday

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Notes Concerning Descriptions GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description: mint unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in part or entirely removed. part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged unmounted mint original gum as issued unused without gum COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one or two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return. entire letter complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion entire the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents cover an envelope

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May 5, 2011 - London Please note that the Buyer’s premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each Lot up to and including £3,000 and 17% of the excess of the hammer price above £3,000.

Thursday 5 May 2011 First Session at 10.30 a.m. (Lots 1-335)

AUSTRALIA 1

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A mixed mint/used old-time accumulation on loose pages and stockbook, etc., with selected States, Kangaroos to £2 and a range of K.G.V. An interesting lot worth careful inspection. (hundreds)

£200-300

A mint and used old-time collection neatly arranged on album leaves including New South Wales with issues to 5/- mint and used, 1888-89 values to 1/- mint, 1897 Diamond Jubilee and Hospital Fund 1d. (1/-) used, Registration 1860-63 (6d.) mint, Postage Dues 1891-92 values to 20/- used; Queensland with a good range of Chalon Heads with mint 1868-78 1/- pair, 1881 2/-, 1882-95 2/- (2), 2/6d., 5/- (3, with a pair), later issues with mint to 2/- including 1890-94 2/- red-brown top right corner strip of five; South Australia with a good range of earlier issues and Officials; Tasmania,; Victoria with good range of issues to 5/-; Western Australia, and Australia Kangaroos to 2/- used. An interesting lot worth careful examination. (thousands)

£1,000-1,200

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1978 (Apr.) Aviators, 18c. Harry Hawker marginal block of fifteen (5x3) from the top of the sheet, variety the top row imperforate with the lower stamp imperforate at top, fresh and fine unmounted mint. Rare. BW 790b, A$7,500. Photo

£2,000-2,500

Note: In Brusden White it states “This was the first issue to be perforated by Asher & Co., and considerable difficulties were experienced with this process, and with checking of the sheets prior to despatch. This has resulted in the issue of an inordinate number of perforation errors. Of this variety it is possible that no more than two sheets were issued, giving a total of 10 recorded pairs”.

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1887-1911 selection of postal stationery envelopes/cards (11) used from Mafeteng (2), Maseru (3, one uprated to Switzerland in 1899), Mohales Hoek and Morija (5), various cancellations; condition a little mixed

£650-750

1888 envelope from Cape to Morija with arrival c.d.s., 1896, 1899 and 1901 1d. or 11⁄ 2 d. cards from Morija to France, 1897 envelope from Mafeteng (two stamps cut away) to Paris and redirected on arrival, 1901 front from Mohales Hoek to a P.O.W. in Ceylon and 1928 1⁄ 2 d. card from Mohales Hoek to Morija. Also a selection of loose adhesives/pieces with various postmarks

£480-500

A collection of covers (9, all KGVI/QE), fronts (2) and pieces/loose stamps (30) showing a variety of postmarks from various offices

£100-120

BATUM 7

British Occupation: 1919 (13 Apr.) 10r. on 1k., 10r. 0n 3k., 10r. on 5k. and 10r. on 10k., 1919 (Nov.)-20 15r. on 1k. violet surcharge, 1920 (Jan.-Feb.) 25r. on 5k., 25r. on 20 on 14k., 25r. on 25k., 25r. on 50k., 50r. on 2k. (2), 50r. on 3k., 50r. on 4k., 50r. on 5k., 1920 25r. on 5k., 25r. on 25k. and 50r. on 50k., part original gum, chiefly fine, offered on their merits and not subject to return. S.G. 7-10, 21, 29, 31 - 35, 36, 42-44. £2,334

£300-400

BERMUDA x8

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1924-32 2/6d. grey-black and pale orange-vermilion on grey-blue [57], variety breaks in the outlines of the second and third outer leaves below the lower right scroll, fresh mint and possibly unmounted; light horizontal crease at centre, otherwise fine. An exceptional variety on this rare printing. Glazer 57B; S.G. 89h, £2,750+. Photo

£1,500-1,800

1938-53 12/6d. deep grey and brownish orange, unused with large part original gum. S.G. 120, £550. Photo

£150-200

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1858 (Jan.) sailor’s envelope “From Henry Richmen H.M.S. Devastation West Indies” to England, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing G.B. 1d. Stars (faults) cancelled “10” on arrival in London, London (21.1) and Portsmouth (21.1) arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Photo

£300-350

1862 sailor’s envelope (flap missing and other minor faults) “From Jas. Kendrick Pte. in the 58 Co. R. Marines H.M. Ship Galatea Bermuda West Indies” to England, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing G.B. 1d. Stars cancelled “1” on arrival in London, arrival c.d.s. (30.12) on reverse. Photo

£700-800

1868 (14 Feb.) Officer’s envelope from Assistant Surgeon Don ex the Henry Moore correspondence to Scotland, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing 6d. dull purple cancelled “1”, showing fine “BERMUDA/ST G/PAID” c.d.s at foot with Liverpool Br. packet paid c.d.s. (11.3) alongside, arrival c.d.s. (11.3) on reverse; envelope with flap missing and two portions of the top torn away. R.P.S. Certificate (1978)

£120-150

1869 (3 July) Officer’s envelope from Assistant Surgeon Don ex the Henry Moore correspondence to Scotland, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing 6d. dull purple cancelled “1”, showing fine Hamilton c.d.s. at foot with Liverpool Br. Packet Paid c.d.s. (11.3) alongside, arrival c.d.s. (26.7) on reverse. Photo

£800-1,000

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1878 (21 Aug.) soldier’s envelope (light soiling) “From No. 121 Pte. J. Hughes H Compy. 1/19th. Regt.” to England, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing 1d. pale rose lightly cancelled with large part “B/1” in oval of bars, showing largely fine “ST GEORGES/BERMUDA” oval d.s. at left and with arrival c.d.s. (7.9) on reverse. Photo

£2,000-2,500

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1883 (1 Feb.) soldier’s envelope “From No. C1939 Corporal Frederick Harrould Commissariat & Transport Corps. Hamilton Bermuda” to England, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing 2d. blue cancelled with Hamilton “1” duplex in blue, no arrival c.d.s.; the envelope with tear at top and other small imperfections though a very rare and unusual franking of the concessionary rate, comprising 1d. soldier’s rate plus 1d. United States transfer charge. R.P.S. Certificate (1970). Photo

£2,500-3,000


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1897 (24 Nov.) sailor’s envelope (vertical crease and a little soiled) “From Benj. Clarke Seaman H.M.S. Indefatigable Bermuda W.I.” to England, with ships imprint on flap, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing 1d. aniline carmine cancelled by Ireland Island double-ring d.s. R.P.S. Certificate (1970). Photo

£400-500

1897 (8 Dec.) sailor’s envelope (flap missing) “From H. Elford A.B. H.M.S. Pelican Bermuda W. Indies” to England, bearing 1d. aniline carmine twice cancelled with Ireland Island double-ring d.s., no arrival d.s. Photo

£350-400

1898 (23 Jan.) sailor’s envelope (flap missing and other minor imperfections) “From P.W. Fitz Captain’s Joiner West Indies” to England, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing 1d. aniline carmine cancelled with Ireland Island double-ring d.s., arrival c.d.s. (5.2) on reverse. Photo

£300-350

1898 (Aug.) sailor’s envelope “From J.H. Shaw H.M. Ship Cordelia North America West Indies” to England, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing G.B. 1881 1d. lilac neatly cancelled with London c.d.s. (17.8) on arrival, Burton on Trent arrival c.d.s. (17.8) on reverse. Photo

£300-350

1898 (7 Dec.) soldier’s envelope “From Pte. Ripperger 2nd. Worc. Regt. Bermuda” to England, countersigned by the Commanding Officer and bearing 1d. aniline carmine neatly cancelled with Hamilton double-ring d.s., London arrival c.d.s. (21.12) on reverse; the envelope creased, torn and with some strengthening on the inside. Holcombe Certificate (1985). Photo

£500-600

BOTSWANA 21

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1995 (6 Nov.) World Wildlife Fund 80t. and 1p. printed together in progressive proof sheets of 100 (fifty of each value in four panes of twenty-five) in three different colours; some minor faults and folded vertically down the centre

£120-150

BRITISH COLUMBIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND Vancouver Island 22

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1865 perf. 14 5c. rose, an irregular block of nine (5+2+2) with the lower pair folded under and stuck down, unused with part original gum and of good colour; some perf. separation and other small imperfections though a scarce multiple. S.G. 13, £2,925. Photo

£400-500

BRITISH EAST AFRICA 23

1895-96 on India selection including a mint set, a few used to 8a. and 2r. with small overprint from the U.P.U. distribution sets, and 1895 21⁄ 2 a. on 11⁄ 2 a. mint and used (5); generally fine. Cat. £1,175+

£250-300

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1893 “Sun and Crown” 1⁄ 2 a. and 1a. cards and 21⁄ 2 a. envelope each handstamped “SPECIMEN” in violet; 1896 overprinted “British East Africa” in blue on India postcard, reply paid postcard, envelopes (2) and registered envelopes (5), unused; 1897 Small Queen design cards (2), reply paid cards (3), envelope, registered envelope and wrapper each overprinted “SPECIMEN”; generally fresh and fine

£200-250

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A duplicated selection which includes 1885-87 values to 12pi. on 2/6d. (3), 1893 40pa. on 1⁄ 2 d. vermilion, 1902-05 set of three overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1909 5pi. on 1/overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2), 1902-05 12pi. on 2/6d. and 24pi. on 5/- mint, 1911-13 12pi. on 2/6d. mint (3), 24pi. on 5/- mint and fine used in a lower right corner pair showing plating dot; British Currency with 1905-12 values to 1/- (2) mint, Seahorses with values to 180pi. on 10/- unused (2) and used (2), Salonica values to 3d. Also some Morocco Agencies with K.E.VII 12pi. on 10/- mint, some later issues and a few others. An attractive lot. (95)

£350-400

1893 40pa. on 1⁄ 2 d. vermilion, tied to small piece by first day cancellation; fine. Holcombe Certificate (1986). S.G. 7

£120-150

Postal Stationery Turkish Currency selection comprising 40pa. on 21⁄ 2 d. envelopes (2), 41⁄ 2 pi. on 11⁄ 2 d. card, and registered envelopes with KEVII 40pa. on 3d. sizes F (3), G (3), H (3), H2 (3) and K (2) and KGV 71⁄ 2 pi. on 5d. size K (2); unused and generally fine

£100-120

BURMA 28

1927 3p. to 25r. set unused (5r., 15r. and 25r.) or with part original gum. some used to 5r. and 25r., and Official 1937 values to 1r.; condition variable with viewing essential

£120-150

JAPANESE OCCUPATION ISSUES Featuring the fine collection formed by William Bennett, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia Burmese Independence Army Administration 1942 (May) “Peacock” Overprints Overprinted at Myaungmya - S.G. Type 1 George V 29

Postage 9p., 31⁄ 2 a. and Official 6a.; 9p. with gum a fraction toned, otherwise fine mint with a couple apparently unmounted. The 3a.6p. and 6a. initialled “MDR”. S.G. J1-3, £270

£120-150

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Postage 9p. deep green block of four, fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. J1, £440+. Photo

£180-200

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Postage 31⁄ 2 a. deep blue block of four, lightly mounted mint with the lower pair remaining unmounted. S.G. J2, £320+. Photo

£150-200

Official 6a. bistre block of four with interpanneau margin at foot also showing the overprint; crease in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. J3, £320+. Photo

£150-200

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9p. yellow-green block of four, fresh mint; diagonal crease at left affecting the top stamp and the corner of the lower stamp. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2002). S.G. J4, £600+. Photo

£250-300

1a. purple-brown litho printing, fine mint. Scarce and harder to find than the typographed printing. S.G. J5, £550. Photo

£250-300

1a. purple-brown typo printing, fresh and fine mint. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2002). S.G. J5, £550. Photo

£200-250

1a. purple-brown typo printing vertical pair sharing large part Myaungmya c.d.s. with manuscript date in red ink for 12 May 1942, believed to be the first day of issue; fine and rare. S.G. J5, uncatalogued used. Photo

£500-600


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4a. greenish blue, variety overprint triple, black on double red, unused with large part original gum; two small indentations on paper. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (1961). S.G. J6a, £450. Photo

£150-200

4a. greenish blue, variety overprint triple, black on double red, unused without gum. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). S.G. 6a, £450. Photo

£100-120

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3p., 6p., 1a. typo 1a. litho, 2a. and 4a., all in mint blocks of four; a couple of fox spots in places though generally fresh and fine. The 6p. stamps each initialled “MDR”, one 4a. initialled “AE”. S.G. 7-11, £652+

£250-300

3p., 6p. (marginal and initialled “MDR”), 1a. typo 1a. litho, 2a. and 4a., all fresh mint with most unmounted. Brandon Certificate photocopy (1989) covers three stamps. S.G. J7-11, £163

£80-100

3p. and 6p. vertical pairs each sharing large part Myaungmya c.d.s. with manuscript date in red ink for 12 May 1942, believed to be the first day of issue. S.G. J7, 8, £310+

£120-150

6p. bright blue, 1a. purple-brown typo and 4a. greenish blue, all tied to envelope by provisional c.d.s. with a further strike on reverse. Philatelic though rare and desirable. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). S.G. J8, 9, 11. Photo

£1,000-1,200

11⁄ 2 a. turquoise-green, very lightly mounted and possibly unmounted; tiny surface fault at top right. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. J9a, £800. Photo

£200-250

4a. greenish blue block of six (3x2), unmounted mint. S.G. J11, £180+

£80-100

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3p., 6p., 9p. 1a. typo, 2a. and 4a., each in a fresh mint block of four, the 4a. including [34] flawed peacock, fresh mint with many remaining unmounted. S.G. 12-17, £744+

£300-350

3p., 6p., 1a. typo, 11⁄ 2 a., 2a. and 4a. (marginal), some showing variety broken left foot, the 6p. and 4a. without gum, the others with large part original gum. S.G. 12, 14-17b, £857. Photo for 4a.

£250-300

3p. bright violet block of four sharing central Kyonpyaw c.d.s. for 24 August 1942, fine. S.G. J12. Photo

£120-150

3p. vertical pair, 6p. horizontal pair and a single, 9p. block of four and a single, 1a. typo block of four, horizontal pair and a single, and 4a. (2), all with flaws including split peacock, unused or with part to large part original gum. S.G. J12-15, 17, £499+

£200-250

3p., 9p., 1a. typo and 2a. neatly cancelled and sharing Kyonpyaw c.d.s. on 1942 (25 Aug.) envelope registered and addressed locally. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2003). Photo

£500-600

3p. and 9p. neatly cancelled on philatelic envelope from Kyonpyaw addressed locally and cancelled by double-ring handstamp with date inserted in red ink, a further similar datestamp on reverse; address treated to remove the word “Philatelist”; S.G. J12, 14. Photo

£300-350

1a. purple-brown typo block of forty (8x5, being the complete overprint pane), [7] and [34] showing cracked plate flaws and others showing previously unrecorded flaws including [5] with crack and [39] with “pin” flaw, unmounted mint. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (1999). S.G. J15, £560+

£400-500

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4a. greenish blue, variety overprint inverted, unmounted mint, a few light fox marks. Scarce. Brandon Certificate (1988). S.G. J17b, £750. Photo

£150-200

4a. greenish blue, variety overprint double, one inverted, fresh unused with large part original gum. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). S.G. J17c, £450. Photo

£200-250

4a. greenish blue, variety overprint double, both inverted, unused with large part original gum; scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2003). S.G. J17d, £700. Photo

£300-350

1r. purple and blue lower right corner example and 2r. brown and purple marginal example from the foot of the sheet, both with large part original gum; the 1r. with faint traces of foxing on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. J18, 19, £575. Photo

£450-500

Note: Each with annotated note from Gerald Davis stating that they were purchased by him in Rangoon in June 1945 PROVENANCE:

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1r. purple and blue and 2r. brown and purple, fresh with part to large part original gum. S.G. J18, 19, £575. Photo

£300-350

1r. purple and blue, unused with large part original gum; fine. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). S.G. J18, £375. Photo

£200-250

1r. purple and blue and 2r. brown and purple, each neatly cancelled with small part native c.d.s. in the lower right corner; 1r. with small light mark at top, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. J18, 19, £1,025. Photo

£500-600

FORGERIES: A small selection comprising 1r. and 2r., both marginal and overprinted in greyish ink, 1r. marginal and tied on Gee Ma cover, and a further example in black ink on KGV Official 2r. A scarce group

£150-180

Handstamped at Pyapon? - S.G. Type 4 60

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George V 2a. vermilion, fresh unmounted mint. Unlisted in S.G. JSSC IB59, Y30,000

£80-100

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6p., 1a. typo and 2a. unmounted mint; the 2a. with trace of light foxing and initialled “MDR”. Yoshida Certificate for 6p. and 1a. S.G. J19a, 19b, 20, £305

£120-140

1a. purple-brown typo marginal block of eight from the top centre of the sheet showing Jubilee line and arrow; a couple of patches of flat gum, otherwise unmounted mint. Each initialled “MDR”. S.G. J19b, £800+. Photo

£350-400

1a. purple-brown typo block of four, the lower left stamp showing miss-applied overprint lacking most of base and the remainder almost a double impression, fresh unmounted mint. Each initialled “MDR”. S.G. J19b, £400. Photo

£200-250

1a. purple-brown typo affixed on reverse of envelope and neatly cancelled with Pyapon c.d.s., Henzada arrival c.d.s. (20.6) alongside; scarce. S.G. J19b. Photo

£300-400

4a. greenish blue, light c.d.s. in one corner; scarce. S.G. J21, £700. Photo

£300-350

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3p., 9p. and 2a., unmounted mint; 9p. with a natural bend across one corner. Brandon Certificate (1988) for the trio. S.G. J22-24, £151

£60-80

3p. slate irregular block of seventy five from the foot of the sheet, an early impression with no “pin” flaw on [8], the odd light fox mark, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. J22, £300+

£140-180

3p. slate with variety double overprint and 9p. deep green (very light overprint) tied by Henzada c.d.s. on 1942 (10 May) envelope to Bassein with arrival c.d.s. (14.5) on reverse. Scarce and the recognised first day of issue of these overprints. S.G. J22a, 23. Photo

£400-500

9p. deep green block of four, the right-hand vertical pair with “pin” flaws neatly cancelled with central Kyonpyaw c.d.s. for 15 August 1942; fine and a scarce used multiple. S.G. J23, £280+. Photo

£140-180

George VI Postage Values 70

71

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1p. red-orange, marginal from the foot of the sheet, fresh unmounted mint; small red ink mark at left. S.G. J25, £225. Photo

£80-100

1p. red-orange, fresh with large part original gum. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. J25, £225. Photo

£80-100

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1p. red-orange with “pin” flaw, lightly mounted mint. S.G. J25, £225. Photo

£100-120

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1p. red orange with early state of the overprint; fine used. S.G. J25, £350. Photo

£120-150

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3p. bright violet State 3 block of four, the left-hand vertical pair with “pin” flaws, each stamp with a different impression of the overprint, fresh with part to large part original gum. S.G. J26, £168+. Photo

£120-150

PROVENANCE:

Gerald Davis, April 2005 Chaldecott 75

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9p. yellow-green, fresh unmounted mint. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1995) photocopy for a pair of which this is the right-hand stamp. S.G. J28, £950. Photo

£400-500

1a. purple-brown type, an early state neatly cancelled by Maubin c.d.s. on 1942 (23 Aug.) envelope (some vertical creases clear of the adhesive) addressed to Kyonpyaw, arrival c.d.s. (31.8) on reverse; scarce. S.G. J29. Photo

£400-500

Photos appear on pages 11 and 15

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1a. purple-brown typo, variety overprint inverted, neatly cancelled with Kyonpyaw double-ring handstamp (date complete in red ink) on 1942 (14 June) envelope addressed locally, arrival handstamp, also with date in manuscript, on reverse. A very rare variety on cover. S.G. J29a. Photo

£1,500-2,000

11⁄ 2 a. turquoise-green early state upper left corner block of four, neatly cancelled with Kyonpyaw c.d.s. for 12 August 1942; fine and scarce. S.G. J30, £280+. Photo

£180-200

2a. carmine in combination with Official 6p. bright blue, in differing states of the overprint, neatly cancelled with Henzada c.d.s. on 1942 (11 July) envelope (fractionally truncated at left) addressed in local script to Bassein and with arrival c.d.s. (13.7) on reverse. A rare franking. S.G. J31, 34. Photo

£1,000-1,200

2a. carmine late state cancelled with Henzada c.d.s. on 1942 (10 May) first day of issue envelope to Bassein with arrival c.d.s. (14.5) on reverse; scarce. Signed “Genuine Milo D Rowell” on reverse. S.G. J31. Photo

£500-600

4a. greenish blue neatly cancelled and tied on 1942 (19 July) envelope (fractionally truncated at one side), addressed in local script, from Henzada to Bassein, arrival c.d.s. (24.7) on reverse. A scarce stamp on cover. B.P.A. Certificate (1994). S.G. J32. Photo

£600-700

4a. greenish blue, variety overprint double, very lightly mounted mint. Scarce. S.G. J32a, £250. Photo

£120-150

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3p., 6p. and 11⁄ 2 a. showing differing states of the overprint, unused with part to large part original gum; 11⁄ 2 a. with one blunt corner, otherwise sound. 6p. initialled “MDR” and 11⁄ 2 a. initialled “AE”. S.G. J33-35, £470

£140-180

3p., 11⁄ 2 a. (marginal) and 2a. each showing “pin” flaw, large part original gum; 3p. with a rounded corner, otherwise sound. S.G. J33, 35, 35a, £670. Photo for 2a.

£250-300

3p. bright violet block of four showing under-inked and well inked impressions se-tenant, fresh mint. A scarce multiple. Initialled “AE”. S.G. J33, £560+. Photo

£250-300

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3p. bright violet with heavily inked overprint, fine used. Scarce. S.G. J33, £275. Photo

£140-180

87

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11⁄ 2 a. turquoise-green block of four with the right-hand vertical pair having “pin” flaws, fresh unmounted mint. Fine and rare. Each initialled “AE”. S.G. J35, £720+. Photo

£400-500

2a. carmine with an under-inked impression of the overprint, very lightly mounted mint. Initialled “AE”. S.G. J35a, £350. Photo

£150-200

2a. carmine in combination with George V 9p. deep green, neatly cancelled and tied by Henzada c.d.s. on 1942 (17 May) envelope (roughly opened at right) to a Postal Clerk at Myanaung Post Office with arrival c.d.s. (20.5) on reverse. A rare franking. S.G. J23, 35a. Photo

£800-1,000

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4a. greenish blue, fresh unmounted mint. Rare. S.G. J36, £1,000. Photo

£500-600

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4a. greenish blue, lightly cancelled with two part c.d.s.; a couple of short perfs. at foot. S.G. J36, unpriced used and sold on its merits. Photo

£250-300

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94

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95 F

George V 9p. and George VI 3p., 6p., 1a., 11⁄ 2 a., 2a., 4a. and Official 4a., unused or with part original gum; a few small imperfections. JSSC IB38-45, Y241,000

£200-250

George V 9p. deep green block of four, fresh mint with the lower pair remaining unmounted. JSSC IB38, Y220,000. Photo

£200-250

George VI 3p., 6p., 1a. litho (marginal) and 11⁄ 2 a. blocks of four, mint; toned and with a few other small faults. JSSC IB39-42 Y296,000

£120-150

FORGERIES: Mily. Admin. 1p. red-orange complete sheet of 320 with Malayan style cancellations; a little toned though a scarce sheet

£120-150

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98

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8a. myrtle-green block of four, one with narrow base and three with wide base, the lower right stamp showing short “A” in “BURMA”, fresh with large part original gum. B.P.A. Certificate (1999). S.G. J44, £400+. Photo

£250-300

8a. myrtle-green lower right corner vertical pair, one with narrow base and one with wide base, the upper stamp showing short “A” in “BURMA”, fresh with large part original gum. S.G. J44, £200+. Photo

£140-180

8a. myrtle-green vertical pair, one with narrow base and one with wide base, the upper stamp showing short “A” in “BURMA”, fresh with large part original gum; a few shortish perfs. at top. Also a used unoverprinted Official 8a. showing the same variety. S.G. J44, £200+. Photo

£100-120

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8a. myrtle-green (3), two with narrow base (one showing fine offset of the overprint) and one with wide base, fine mint. S.G. J44, £300

£140-180

FORGERIES: A small selection comprising 8a. myrtle-green mint marginal pair and a single, a used single with overprint inverted, a further used example on Gee Ma cover and mint 2a.6p. with overprint inverted. An interesting and unusual group

£120-150

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A display page of the 1a. purple-brown showing the various Peacock overprints on litho and typo stamps, comprising Myaungmya Type 1 litho Official marginal block of four and typo single, Myaungmya Type 2 litho and typo (marginal), Pyapon typo, Henzada Type 1 litho pair and typo marginal block of four, and Henzada Type 2 litho and typo marginal pair; fine mint with some unmounted. Cat. £300+

£120-150

Japanese Army Administration 1942 (1 June) 1a. Red Yano Seal Issue 102

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105

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Unused marginal block of four from the foot of the sheet, the lower pair exceptionally large measuring 29mm. tall compared with the usual 25.4mm.; fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1964). S.G. J45, £180+

£80-100

Unused block of four, a late print showing frame broken down to a large extent, fresh and fine. Also a perf. 7 single apparently made by Yano after his return to Japan

£80-100

A single neatly cancelled on 1942 (1 June) KGVI 1a. deep brown stationery envelope from Rangoon to Ka Ka at Insein Post Office, arrival c.d.s. (1.6) on reverse; a scarce first day of issue franking. JSSC 2B11, Y100,000. Photo

£150-180

A single neatly cancelled on 1942 (1 June) KGVI 1a. red-brown stationery envelope from Insein to Rangoon, further despatch c.d.s. on reverse; a scarce first day of issue franking. JSSC 2B11, Y100,000. Photo

£150-200

1942 (15 June) Farmer 1a. Scarlet 106

A fresh unused example and a used example affixed on 1942 (17 June) KGVI 1a. brown stationery envelope from Rangoon to Ka Ka at Insein Post Office, arrival c.d.s. (18.6) on reverse

1942 (22 Sept.) Anna/Rupee Surcharges Unused 107

108

109

110

111

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1

⁄ 4 a. on 1s. to 5r. on 30s. set of ten with additional 8a. on 8s., 2r. on 20s. and 5r. on 30s. red surcharges, unused (some with interleaving paper) or mint and generally fine. Four initialled “MDR”. S.G. J47-56, 53c, 55d, 56f, £1,010 ⁄ 4 a. on 1s., 1r. on 10s. and 5r. (red surcharge) on 30s. blocks of four, the 1⁄ 4 a. on 1s. with one showing surcharge partially double and the 1r. on 10s. from the lower left corner, mint (5r.) or unused with interleaving paper. S.G. J47, 54, 56f, £372

£250-300

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⁄ 4 a. on 1s., 1r. on 10s. and 5r. on 30s., all variety surcharge inverted, mint (1⁄ 4 a. on 1s.) or unused with interleaving paper. S.G. J47a, 54a, 56a, £300

£140-180

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£120-150

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⁄ 2 a. on 2s. bright scarlet horizontal pair, the right-hand stamp with variety surcharge omitted; very scarce. S.G. J48 var. Photo

3

⁄ 4 a. on 3s. green block of four, fresh unused with interleaving. S.G. J49, £300+

£400-500 £150-180

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1a. on 5s. claret horizontal pair, variety surcharge inverted, fresh unused with small part gum; scarce. S.G. J50a, £400. Photo

£140-180

4a. on 4s. emerald horizontal pair, variety surcharge double, one inverted, fresh unused with interleaving paper. Scarce. S.G. J82 var. Photo

£200-250

2r. in black on 20s. ultramarine horizontal pair, one showing variety handstamp omitted, fresh mint. Scarce. S.G. J55c, £225. Photo

£100-120

2r. in red on 20s. ultramarine marginal pair from the top of the sheet, one showing variety handstamp omitted, fresh mint. S.G. 55g, £300. Photo

£120-150

2r. on 20s. ultramarine vertical pair showing variety surcharges in red and black setenant, fresh with part original gum. S.G. J55 var. Photo

£200-250

5r. in black on 30s. turquoise block of four, variety surcharge inverted, fresh unused with interleaving paper. S.G. J56a, £340. Photo

£150-180

5r. in red on 30s. turquoise block of four, variety surcharge inverted, fresh unused with interleaving paper. B.P.A. Certificate (1974). S.G. 56fa, £360+. Photo

£180-200

Fall of Singapore 4a. on 4s.+2s. emerald horizontal pair, the right-hand stamp with variety surcharge omitted, small to large part original gum; the right-hand stamp with blunt corner, otherwise sound. Scarce. S.G. J56h, £650. Photo

£180-200

Fall of Singapore 4a. on 4s.+2s. emerald, variety surcharge inverted, fresh lightly mounted mint. Scarce. S.G. J56i, £450. Photo

£180-200

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⁄ 4 a. on 1s. to 5r. on 30s. set of ten with additional 8a. on 8s., 2r. on 20s. and 5r. on 30s. red surcharges, variously cancelled; 2r. in black on 20s. fair, the others generally good to fine. S.G. J47-56, 53c, 55d, 56f, £1,088

£250-300

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⁄ 4 a. on 3s., variety surcharge inverted and tied on small piece with part Rangoon Sorting c.d.s. for 22 September (probably 1942 and the first day of issue), and 1r. on 10s., marginal from the top of the sheet, variety surcharge double and neatly cancelled with Insein c.d.s. S.G. J49a, 54b

£100-120

8a. in red on 8s. violet, variety surcharge double, one inverted, fine used. Scarce and unlisted. S.G. J53 var. Photo

£150-200

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1942 (22 Sept.) envelope from Rangoon addressed locally, bearing 1⁄ 4 a. on 1s., 1⁄ 2 a. on 2s., 3 ⁄ 4 a. on 3s. and 1a. on 5s. all neatly cancelled with Sorting c.d.s.; an attractive first day cover franking. S.G. J47-50

£120-150

1942 (15 Oct.) formula registered envelope (H size) from Kandawglay to Twante, bearing 1r. on 10s. deep carmine block of four with variety surcharge double (black and red) and tied by “KANDAWGLAY-RANGOON” double-ring c.d.s., handstamped registration label at left; the envelope with a few faults including a horizontal crease which crosses the lower pair, the upper left stamp corner with a blunt corner. A very rare franking. S.G. J54c, £2,000+. Photo

£800-1,000

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1c. on 1⁄ 4 a. on 1s. to 15c. on 4a. on 4s., unused, with interleaving paper or with part original gum; 2c. on 1⁄ 2 a. on 2s. with a light horizontal crease, otherwise sound. S.G. J5863, £450

£140-180

1c. on 1⁄ 4 a. on 1s. to 20c. on 8a. in red on 8s. set of seven, the 2c. on 1⁄ 2 a. on 2s. in a vertical pair on piece; the 20c. on 8a. on 8s. with the datestamp indenting the paper in places. S.G. J58-63, 64a, £600

£200-250

2c. on 1⁄ 2 a. on 2s. (2) and 3c. on 3⁄ 4 a. on 3s. (2) all neatly cancelled by Insein c.d.s. on piece addressed to the Police; one 2c. on 1⁄ 2 a. on 2s. with a surface abrasion though a scarce commercial usage. S.G. J59, 60, £230+

£100-120

3c. in blue on 3⁄ 4 a. on 3s. with part original gum, and 5c. in violet (unlisted) on 1a. on 5s. with small part c.d.s. in one corner. An unusual pair of the Shan States stamps. S.G. J60a, 61 var., £280+

£150-200

20c. on 8a. on 8s. violet, fresh unused with part original gum. Scarce. S.G. J64, £750. Photo

£250-300

20c. on 8a. on 8s. violet, neatly cancelled with part c.d.s.; fine and scarce. S.G. J64, £650. Photo

£200-250

20c. in red on 8a. on 8s. violet, marginal from the right of the sheet, unused without gum. S.G. J64a, £350. Photo

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1c. on 1s. to 20c. on 8s. set of seven, unused or with part to large part original gum; the 10c. on 7s. a fraction toned and the 20c. on 8s. with one foxed perf. S.G. J65-71, £590

£180-200

1c. on 1s. to 20c. on 8s. set of seven used with various c.d.s., largely fine. The 20c. on 8s. initialled “MDR”. S.G. J65-71, £363

£140-160

1c. on 1s., 3c. on 3s. and 15c. on 4s., each with variety surcharge inverted, unused with part original gum or with interleaving paper. S.G. J65a, 67b, 70a, £440

£150-200

2c. on 2s. (3 with a vertical pair), 3c. on 3s. (3 with a horizontal pair on piece) and 10c. on 7s., all cancelled with Experimental P.O. double-ring d.s.; the 3c. on 3s. a fraction toned, the others fine. The 2c. on 2s. pair each initialled “MDR”. S.G. J66, 67, 69, £379+

£140-160

3c. on 3s. and 15c. on 4s., both with variety overprint double, one inverted, unused with part original flat gum; 10c. on 10s. showing surcharge partially double and 20c. on 8c. with variety “2” broken, both used; the two used values with small imperfections, otherwise sound. S.G. J67, 69, 70, 71 var., £250+

£140-180

3c. on 3s. block of nine, the top centre stamp with variety surcharge double, fresh unused without gum. A scarce and spectacular multiple. S.G. J67, var., £765+. Photo

£300-350

3c. in blue on 3s. and 5c. in violet on 5s. neatly cancelled with c.d.s.; the 3c. on 3s. with fractional soiling, otherwise fine. An attractive pair of the stamps issued for use in the Shan States. S.G. J67c, 68b, £260

£120-150

1942 (15 Oct.) envelope from Rangoon addressed locally, bearing 1c. on 1s. and 2c. on 2s. in combination with 1942 (15 Oct.) 3c. on 3⁄ 4 a. on 3s., all marginal and neatly cancelled with Sorting c.d.s.; an attractive mixed-issue first day cover franking. S.G. J60, 65, 66

£100-120

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1942 (15 Oct.) India 1a. red-brown envelope bearing 2c. on 2s. and 3c. on 3s. applied over the stationery impression and neatly cancelled with Twante c.d.s. An attractive first day franking. S.G. 66, 67

£100-120

1942 (15 Oct.) right-half of envelope to Wakema, bearing 5c. in black on 5s. and 15c. on 4s., both with variety surcharge inverted, sharing Maubin c.d.s. and with arrival c.d.s. (17.10) on reverse; the envelope heavily toned affecting the stamps which have slight colour loss. S.G. J68 var., 70a, £460

£100-120

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A selection of unsurcharged Japanese values, comprising 1s., 3s. and 5s. with small part Insein c.d.s., 1s. with two small part Bassein c.d.s., 3s. on piece with complete Wakema c.d.s. and 5s. on 1943 (20 May) philatelic envelope from Kyonpyaw addressed locally. JSSC Y30,000

£100-120

Burmese Government 1943 Farmer Issue 144

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1c., 2c., 3c., 5c. (large “C”), 10c., 15c., 20c. and 30c. imperforate plate proof pairs; 1c. imperforate singles (2) in orange, 1c. small plate pair in orange, 2c. small plate block of four in yellow-green and 3c./5c./10c. se-tenant strip in red; the last group sold on their merits. B.P.A. Certificate (1997) photocopy for an imperforate sheet of the 2c. value from which the 2c. value above was removed

£800-1,000

1c., 2c., 3c., 5c. (large “C”), 10c., 15c. and 30c., each in a complete unused sheet of fifty (10x5), and 15c. and 20c. complete sheets cancelled-to-order with Rangoon c.d.s.; the 2c. sheet severed between vertically at centre though generally good to fine. S.G. J73-81 group, £1,185+

£180-200

1c. brown-orange marginal block of eight (4x2) from the top of the sheet, the centre block of four variety imperforate between, fresh unused; the left-hand vertical pair of the centre block with creases, otherwise fine. A rare recently discovered and uncatalogued variety. S.G. J73a. Photo

£250-300

2c. blue-green complete sheet of fifty (10x5), [20] with variety “3” for “2” in face value, fine unused; scarce. S.G. J74a, b, £952+

£300-350

2c. blue-green upper right corner block of four, the horizontal pairs with variety imperforate between, unused; the odd light trace of foxing and one with a tiny wrinkle. A rare and uncatalogued variety which was not known to Gerald Davis. S.G. J74b var. Photo

£250-300

3c. light blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, neatly cancelled with part c.d.s.; fine and rare and thought to be from the block of eight in the De Roemer auction. S.G. J75b, £300. Photo

£220-250

5c. carmine with small “C”, a complete unused sheet of thirty-five (7x5) using seven righthand columns of the 1a. sheet, several with plate flaws, unknown signature below [50], fine and scarce. S.G. J76, £875+ Note: The original plate of 1942 had 50 clichés and a hole was cut into each value to insert printer’s type for the new stamps. The single letter rate of 5c. was required urgently, so when the 35 clichés had been prepared with “5c” the plate was put to press 5c. carmine with large “C”, a marginal block of four from the top of the sheet, the lower left stamp showing variety “C” for “G”, fine used with central Tamwe c.d.s. S.G. J77b, unpriced used

£80-100

15c. magenta on laid paper complete sheet of fifty (10x5), [13] showing variety inverted “c” in value, fine unused; scarce. S.G. J79b, ba, £474+

£200-250

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A selection of envelopes (10) bearing a variety of values used on day of issue, eight between them with 1c. (5), 2c. (3), 3c. (2), 5c. small “C” and 10c. to 30c., all cancelled at Kandawglay, Rangoon and two with sets of eight (both with 5c. with large “C”, one including 3c. and 15c. on laid paper) cancelled at Kamayut, Rangoon or Myaungmya

£250-300

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Imperforate set of three in horizontal pairs, fresh unused. Also 1c. orange-red, 2c. orange pair and 5c. orange (printed on both sides) unauthorised reprints. S.G. J85c, 86c, 87c, £135+

£60-80

Rouletted set of three each in a complete unused sheet of fifty-six with one 5c. showing the skyline flaw. B.P.A. Certificate (1979) for each. S.G. J85-87, £389+

£80-100

Perforated x Rouletted set of three showing perforations on two, three and one side respectively, fresh unused. S.G. J85b, 86b, 87b, £280

£120-150

Perforated x Rouletted 5c. carmine, an unused marginal block of four showing a single line of perforations between the stamps and margin, the upper right stamp showing variety missing top of flagpole, and an upper right corner used block of four also showing a single line of perforations between stamps and margin and neatly cancelled with Secretariat, Rangoon c.d.s.; the first with traces of foxing on reverse, otherwise fine and an attractive pair of multiples. S.G. J87, 87b, £260+

£120-150

Imperforate set of three (5c. with skyline flaw) sharing Commemorative cancellation in violet and affixed in special card folder, presented of officials, showing manuscript correction to the sixth line of text; rare

£200-250

Imperforate 5c. carmine neatly cancelled by Commemorative handstamp and affixed on unaddressed 1943 (1 Aug.) On Burma Government Service envelope showing Office of the Director of Postal service cachet at lower left corner; scarce

£100-120

1943 (1 Oct.) Pictorial Issue 160

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Imperforate plate proofs comprising 1c. red-orange marginal pair with value indicator, and 1r. red-orange single on thin proofing paper; the pair with trace of a crease, otherwise fine

£100-120

1943 (1 Oct.) Shan States Issue 161 162

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1c. yellow-orange and 10c. carmine perforated colour trials, fresh without gum; fine and scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (1997) for 1c. Photo

£250-300

1c. to 30c. set of seven on “Greater East-Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Burma” first day cover envelope to Mandalay with arrival c.d.s.; vertical crease clear of the adhesives. Rare. S.G. J98-104

£250-300

5c. ultramarine imperforate marginal plate proof horizontal pair on thin proofing paper with “4” value indicator; fine and scarce

£100-120

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Burmese Government - contd. Perak “Kanji” 5c. Brown Issued For Use In The Shan States 164



An unused example on 1a. purple-brown stationery envelope; fine unused

165



1943 (5 June) envelope from Loikaw to Kyaukse bearing 5c. brown (traces of foxing) with neat c.d.s., arrival c.d.s. (11.6) on reverse. Photo

£150-200

1943 (23 Oct.) Burma 1a. purple-brown stationery envelope (flap missing), over-franked with 5c. brown, from Hsenwi to Twante, neatly cancelled with c.d.s. and showing horseshoe-framed Postage Due handstamp at left, part arrival c.d.s. (5.11) on reverse. Photo

£150-200

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£80-100

1944 (1 Nov.) For Use Throughout The Country Issue 167

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2c. yellow-green, variety overprint inverted, lightly mounted mint; fine and scarce. S.G. J106a, £425. Photo

£200-250

2c. yellow-green (2), variety overprint inverted, together with 5c., 10c., 30c. and Farmer 1c., all cancelled with Experimental P.O. “R-156” c.d.s. on formula H-size registered envelope to Kyaiklat with “K.K. ROAD” registration label at top and with arrival c.d.s. (17.11) on reverse; one 2c. torn, and other faults though an exceptionally rare franking with this variety. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). S.G. J106a. Photo

£800-1,000

Revenue Stamps 169

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1942-43 5c. green, a selection from what are believed to be different printings, comprising a marginal block of fifteen (3x5), two blocks of four (one marginal) and singles (5, two used) in various shades; generally good to fine

£250-300

1942-43 5c. block of five (one with punch-hole) handstamped “CANCELLED” and with manuscript cancellations on 1943 (15 Dec.) banking receipt from Kyaiklat, and a single cancelled in manuscript on 1944 (29 Mar.) fees receipt from Rangoon; also 1942 (15 Oct.) 5c. on Farmer 1a. (2, one affixed on receipt) and 1953 Farmer 5c. (large “C”), all three cancelled in manuscript

£150-200

1942-43 5c. deep green neatly cancelled by Rangoon Cantonment c.d.s. and affixed on reverse of 1944 (30 Nov.) envelope (roughly opened at top) to Pakkoku, and 1944? 1a. Crest envelope registered from Thungangyun to Thingan, initially stamped on reverse with two 5c. deep green, refused and largely torn away and re-franked with Farmer 15c. pair and Pictorial 2c. (2) and 5c. (3) all neatly cancelled by c.d.s. A most unusual pair. Photo

£250-300

1942-43 50c., 1r., 2r., 5r., 10r., 50r., 100r. and 200r. in blocks of four, the 50c. to 10r. rouletted, the 50r. to 200r. imperforate; fine and most attractive

£200-250

World War II Postal History The Chin Hills District 173

1938-40 3a.6p. with type-written “O.H.M.S.” in black vertically and handstamped “O H M s” in violet horizontally, indistinct c.d.s., pin-holes and a little soiled though very rare, being one of only two recorded examples; India 2a. vermilion pair neatly cancelled with large part Falam c.d.s. (1 Apr. 1943, after Burmese stamps ran out) on small part of aerogramme. Also 1943 (18 Nov.) OAS unstamped envelope from Aijal, Lushai Hills by runners to Bombay. Photo

Photos also appear on pages 19 and 27 www.spink.com

£300-350


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1942 (15 Oct.) brown OHMS envelope (255x115mm.) from Haka to Falam bearing Official 6p. bright blue and 1a.purple-brown neatly cancelled with “bridge” type c.d.s. and with triangular censor mark in violet alongside, arrival c.d.s. (16.10) on reverse. Rare, being number three, in the Davis listing, of only three such covers recorded from this office, and the only one with Service stamps. Photo

£600-800

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1942 (22 Oct.) re-used brown OHMS envelope (255x115mm.), originally from Falam to Tiddim and then registered from Tiddim to Shillong, bearing Postage 6p. bright blue strip of six and 11⁄ 2 a. turquoise each with type-written “OHMS” overprint and neatly cancelled with c.d.s., Falam handstamped registration label, transit c.d.s. (22.10) and triangular censor mark in violet alongside, arrival c.d.s. (9.11) on face. Rare with only six covers recorded from this office of which five have type-written stamps, and one of only two registered items. Photo

£800-1,000

1942 (13 Nov.) brown OHMS envelope (255x115mm.) from Falam to Aijal bearing Official 6p. bright blue strip of three neatly cancelled with “bridge” type c.d.s. and with triangular censor mark in violet alongside, arrival c.d.s. (13.11) on reverse; number twenty-three of the twenty-six recorded by Davis. Photo

£500-600

Japanese Military Mail 177



1943 cards (3) addressed to Japanese soldier’s serving in Burma, comprising (18 Aug.) airmail type to Burma Army Mori 8853 Troop bearing 2s. scarlet, (26 Aug.) Soldier on Horse 2s. red from Antung, Korea to Burma Army Hayashi 8853, and 1944 (20 Aug.) Soldier on Horse 2s., uprated with 1s., from Showa to Burma Army Hayashi 8121st. Troop, Matsuno Unit, Yokoyama Shigeru and redirected to Burma Army 680th. Troop, Watanabe Unit. A few small imperfections though an unusual group

£180-200

Prisoner of War Mail 178

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Undated 1st. issue “SERVICE DES PRISONIERS DE GUERRE” card from Private F.J. van Gaasbeek, a Dutch soldier at Moulmein Branch Camp “5” (not the usual “3”), to Java, no censor markings and apparently sent from Moulmein direct; most unusual with only two others recorded in the Tett handbook. Photo

£500-600

1943 (31 May) 2nd. issue “SERVICE DES PRISONERS DE GUERRE.” card (some creases) from 2nd. Lieut. H.N.P. Kroeze, a Dutch soldier at Moulmein Branch Camp “3”, to Holland, Yamada censor chop in red. Photo

£400-500


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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Burmese Government, World War II Postal History - contd. Labour Force Camp Stationery 180



Military mail picture postcard from a member of the Heiho Corps of Burmese workers, enticed to work on the Thailand Railway, at Moulmein to his mother in Shwebo, showing a fine strike of the vernacular Labour Corps Post Office 3 Free Postage circular handstamp; scarce. Photo

£600-700

CANADA 181

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1837 (5 June) entire with contents from Perth (Upper Canada) to Edinburgh with double-ring “PERTH” with date inserted by hand, “PAID” markings with amounts added by hand indicating Postage to the Canadian border and New York, boxed additional “1⁄ 2 ”, on reverse double-ring “PRESCOTT U.C.” (8.6) and boxed “LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER”, fine

£150-200

1843 entire from Quebec to Montreal rated “9”, 1845 entire letter from Quebec to New York, variously rated, both showing Crowned circle “PAID/AT/QUEBEC” and Quebec c.d.s., the latter also with “PAID” h.s., all in red; 1860-68 envelopes (3) with “FREE” h.s., one with Crowned d.s. of the Legislative Assembly and another with Militia Department cachet; 1859 (15 June) 3d. red tied by diamond of bars on printed circular from Toronto to Montreal; 1859 2c. rose selection comprising horizontal pair with c.d.s. (ex Wellburn) and four singles (two with pen crosses, one over c.d.s.). Fair to fine

£250-300

1851-1918 mint and used old-time collection neatly arranged on album pages, including mint (generally with fresh colours) Large Queen 121⁄ 2 c, and 15c., Small Queen values to 10c., 1897 Jubilee to $5, 1908 Quebec Centenary to 20c., 1911-12 values to 50c., 1875-92 Registration stamps to 8c. (2, one without gum).; also a range of Provinces with Newfoundland mint including 1910 to 15c., 1911-14 values to 15c. (hundreds)

£1,000-1,200

1897-1978 mint collection with the earlier issues to 1953 neatly mounted and writtenup on pages, including 1897 Jubilee 1⁄ 2 c. to 50c., 1897-98 and 1898-1902 sets, 1898 2c. (5 with an unused imperforate marginal pair), 1903-12 1c. (2), 2c. (2), 5c. (2), 7c., 10c. (2) and 20c. (2), 1908 Tercentenary set, 1911-22 set with shades to 50c. and coils complete, 1915 War Tax trio, 1916 War Tax stamps (13 with S.G. 238 and 241), 1922-31 set with coils and imperf. pairs, a fine range of later issues with a range of booklet panes and with some issues in plate blocks from the four corners of the sheet, Special Delivery Stamps complete with 1927 and 1938 imperforate pairs and Official values, and Postage Dues complete with a few shades; some of the earlier sets mounted and with varying degrees of hinge remainder though of fine appearance and an attractive lot. Also a small used selection from Small Queens. Cat. £8,500+

£1,200-1,400

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 185



186

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187

1852-1910 selection of covers/cards (24) including 1852 entire to England with General Post Office Cape Town crowned h.s., triangular, numeral and circular d.s., 1892 G.B. 1⁄ 2 d. card from Cape Town, disallowed with stamp impression ringed off and charged 21⁄ 2 d. due, and 1900 Official cover “OFFICIAL PAID” h.s. in red

£280-300

1855-63 white paper 1d. rose block of four with clear to large margins, each pair neatly cancelled with a fine strike of the triangular obliterator; one with tiny split/repair, otherwise very fine. S.G. 8a, £800+. Photo

£200-300

–– 6d. pale rose-lilac pair with good to very large margins and sharing a single cancellation; a few light age marks in one corner, otherwise fine. A scarce multiple. Also 6d. deep rose lilac with good to large margins, repair in one corner. S.G. 7, £450+. Photo

£180-200

PROVENANCE:

C. Emerson Huston, June 1961 188

–– 6d. slate-purple on blued paper, regular margins and with small part cancellation at right; sound. S.G. 7d, £1,000. Photo

£140-180

189

–– 1/- bright yellow-green unused without gum, slender to good margins and good colour; a presentable example of this difficult stamp. B.P.A. Certificate (1982). S.G. 8, £2,750. Photo

£500-600

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–– 1/- deep dark green with large to very large margins showing sliver of adjoining stamp at left, lightly cancelled; small inclusion, superb appearance. S.G. 8b, £500. Photo

£100-120

PROVENANCE:

“Maximus”, September 1989 191

1861 Woodblock, 4d. deep bright blue with large to enormous margins all round and most unusually cancelled with wide bars roller; faint crease and marginal corner creases though most attractive and an appealing example. Surely one of the finest examples known. B.P.A. Certificate (1982). S.G. 14c, £4,500. Photo

£2,000-2,500

–– 4d. blue with good regular margins and generally lightly cancelled; small defect at right though of fine appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (2004). S.G. 14d, £3,000. Photo

£300-400

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193

1863-64 4d. blue shades (6), two with watermark sideways, one a very sharp impression and two woolly prints, and 4d. steel-blue, all with good to large margins, one cancelled with barred oval “1”. S.G. 19/19a, 19c, £910+

£200-250

194

–– 6d. bright mauve, two shades with good to large margins, one with triangular cancellation, the other with barred oval type; fine. S.G. 20, £900

£140-180

A selection of the Woodblock Jurgens reprints, comprising 1d. carmine and 4d. deep blue from the defaced plates, affixed on sheet giving numbers printed, 1d. carmine (two shades) and 4d. deep blue from the defaced plates affixed on printed card, 1d. and 4d. pairs in black from the defaced plates affixed on printed card, all three items signed by Jurgens, pairs of both values in colour prior to defacement and singles of both values in colour after defacement. An interesting group

£200-250

195 R

Boer War 196

197

198







1899-1900 selection of covers/cards (9) connected with the Boer Occupation of Cape and Natal including superb “Veldpost Z.A.R./Glencoe” unframed d.s. in violet and c.d.s. of Aliwal North, Barkly East, Colesberg, Dundee and Lady Grey; also a range of pieces and loose stamps with a range of datestamps

£650-700

1900-02 selection of covers (28) with a range of British Army or Field P.O. c.d.s., mostly to England with one registered at 5d. and one with rare “ARMY POST OFFICE/T.P.O. EAST NO 1” d.s.; generally good to fine

£450-500

1900-01 selection of covers/cards (13) including Machadodorp 1d. cards (4, three used), two unstamped with Hoofdlager c.d.s. to Johannesburg, four cards to Austria and one incoming from G.B. and redirected locally

£475-500

199



1900 Machadodorp 1d. red cards (9), one unused and the others cancelled with c.d.s. of Barberton, Machadodorp (2 different), Kaapsche Hoop, Nelspruit, Stroom and Wateraval-Boven (2); also a further Transvaal 1⁄ 2 d. card, uprated with 1⁄ 2 d., from Machadadorp to Austria

£550-600

200



A selection of postcards associated with the Transvaal, comprising six addressed to President Kruger in France or Holland and four with pictures of flags, arms and personalities

£180-200

Mafeking 1899 (1 Nov.)-1900 (31 May) “Mafeking Mail” Siege Slips, a complete collection of the 152 numbered issues (nos. 1-5 being the first printings including “ONLY TERMS” in the sub-heading) printed on several types and colours of paper stock, all bound in calf-bound volume; some faults in places though a rare opportunity of acquiring a complete set of these documents which give a fascinating insight into every aspect of Siege life during this remarkable event of the Boer War

201

202 ័

£800-1,000

1

1900 (Apr.) 3d. pale blue on blue, 18 ⁄ 2 mm. wide, used on small piece which has some extraneous gum; small fault at upper right, otherwise fine. S.G. 19, £400

£80-100

Vryburg 203 204

1900 (16 May) 1d. rose-red and green cancelled by part c.d.s.; top-right corner perf. missing, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1970). S.G. 12, £4,500. Photo

£300-400

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CEYLON 205

206 207 208 209 210 211 212

1857-1923 mainly used old-time collection neatly arranged on album leaves, including 1857-59 imperf. values to 2/- and later perforated issues to 2/-. Condition very mixed with careful inspection essential. (hundreds) ᔛ S

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S ᔛ

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£150-200

1

1863-65 CC, perf 12 ⁄ 2 ⁄ 2 d. dull mauve handstamped “SPECIMEN” (Type D5), straightedge at foot, no gum, fine. Rare. S.G. 48. Photo

£400-500

–– CC 1⁄ 2 d. dull mauve, variety imperforate, handstamped “SPECIMEN” (Type D5), part original gum, fine. Rare. Photo

£600-800

1867-70 CC, perf 121⁄ 2 1d. deep blue with manuscript “Specimen”, trace of gum; perfs. trimmed at foot and thinned at upper left. Very rare. S.G. 63b. Photo

£600-800

–– 6d. deep brown handstamped “SPECIMEN” (Type D5), no gum; a few short perfs. and rounded top left corner. Rare. S.G. 67. Photo

£400-500

–– 1/- reddish violet handstamped “CANCELLED” (Type D7), part original gum; horizontal crease at foot and perfs. trimmed on two sides. Rare. S.G. 71b. Photo

£800-1,000

1866-68 CC, perf 121⁄ 2 3d. rose overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D8), no gum, fine. Rare. S.G. 60. Photo

£400-500

–– CC, perf 14 1d. blue handstamped “SPECIMEN” (Type D5) in blue, part original gum; perfs. mainly cut off at right, otherwise fine. S.G. 61. Photo

£250-300

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1871 (18 Apr.) triple rate entire from Colombo “via Brindisi” to Glasgow, bearing 1867-70 1/- horizontal pair and a single in contrasting shades, twice cancelled “A” in oval of bars and with Colombo Paid c.d.s. below, arrival c.d.s. (13.5) on reverse; minor faults on reverse through opening, otherwise fine and an attractive and rare franking. Photo

£1,000-1,200

PROVENANCE:

Shenfield, 1975 214

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1872-80 2c., 4c., 8c., 16c., 24c., 36c., 48c. and 96c. in blocks of twelve (6x2) with sheet margin at right and part interpanneau margin at left, all in near issued colours on thin glazed card, each overprinted “CANCELLED”, fine. A most attractive set

£1,500-1,800


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217

218

219

220

221

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224

225

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S ᔛ

S ᔛ

1883-98 CA, perf 14 2c. dull green diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4), fine with large part, though slightly toned, gum. S.G. 147. Photo

£150-180

–– 2c. dull green overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), fine with part original gum (slightly disturbed). S.G. 147s, £425. Photo

£100-120

–– prepared for use but not issued unsurcharged, 24c. brown-purple overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), fine with small part original gum. S.G. 152s, £650. Photo

£200-250

1885 CC, perf 14 25c. on 32c. slate diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4) in red, wing-margin at left, fine with part original gum. S.G. 167. Photo

£120-150

–– 56c. on 96c. drab diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4) in red; short perf. at lower left otherwise fine with part original gum. S.G. 170. Photo

£120-150

1885 CA 5c. on 8c., 10c. on 24c., 15c. on 16c., 28c. on 32c., 30c. on 36c. and CC 1r.12 on 2r.50, each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12 or D13), four with small part lightly toned gum, the 5c. and 1r.12 fine with large part original gum. Photo for last

£200-250

–– 28c. on 32c. slate diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4) in red, fine with small part, slightly toned, original gum. Scarce. S.G. 190. Photo

£120-150

1886 CA 5c. to 28c., 1887 CC 1r.12, 1888-90 2c. (Types 34 and 35) on 4c. rose, 1890 5c. on 15c. (2), 1892 3c. on 4c. rose (2) and 3c. on 28c., 1893-99 30c. and 2r.50, 189899 6c. on 15c. (2), 1r.50 on 2r.50 (no gum) and 2r.25 on 2r.50, and Official 1900 3c., each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (various types), all with small part or part original gum (a few slightly toned)

£450-550

–– 5c., 15c. (2, shades), 25c. and 28c., each diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4) in red; the 5c. with short perf. at top and one 15c. with small part original gum, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 195-199

£250-300

–– 5c. dull purple diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4) in black, fine mint. S.G. 195

£60-80

1887 CC 1r.12 dull rose diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4) in red, fine with large part original gum. S.G. 201. Photo

£100-120

PROVENANCE:

D.J. Norris, July 2006 226

227

228

S ᔛ

S ᔛ

S ᔛ

1899-1900 3c. to 2r.25 set of nine with additional 2c. (2), 4c. and 2r.25, each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12); the 1r.50 without gum and some of the duplicates with gum faults, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 256s-264s, £190+

£80-100

1903-05 CA 2c. to 2r.25 set of twelve, 1908 5c. and 6c., and 1910-11 MCA 2c. to 10r. set of nine, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, generally fine mint. S.G. 265s-276s, 289s, 291s-300s; £430

£200-250

1912-25 MCA 1c. to 20r. set of fifteen plus 1r., 2r. and 5r. with white back, 2r. with lemon back and additional 5r. with green back and 10r., fine mint. S.G. 301s-319s, £588+

£150-180

229

S ᔛ

–– 50r. dull purple overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), fine mint. S.G. 320s, £190

230

S ᔛ

–– 100r. grey-black overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), fine mint. S.G. 321s, £325. Photo

£100-120

–– 100r. grey-black overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), a fraction gum toned otherwise fine. S.G. 321s, £325

£80-100

231

S ᔛ

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£60-80


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–– 500r. dull green overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), some light marks on gum, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 322s, £500. Photo

£150-180

–– 1000r. purple on red overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D12), fine mint. S.G. 323s, £950. Photo

£300-400

1918-19 War Stamp 2c., 3c., 5c. and 1c. on 5c., and 1918 1c. on 5c., each diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE4), fine mint. S.G. 330s, 332s-333s, 335s, 337bs; £160

£60-80

1921-32 Script 3c. (both), 6c. (both), 10c., 15c. (both), 20c., 25c., 30c., 50c., 1r., 2r. (2) and 5r., and 1926 2c. on 3c. and 5c. on 6c., each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fine mint

£150-180

236

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–– 50r. dull purple overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D16), fine mint. S.G. 358s, £180

237

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–– 100r. brownish grey overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D16), fine mint. S.G. 359s, £400. Photo

£120-150

–– 100r. dull purple and blue overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D16); a fraction gum toned, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 360s, £375. Photo

£120-150

1927-29 1r. to 20r. set of five overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D16), fine mint. S.G. 363367, £180

£80-100

–– 1r. to 20r. set of five overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE7); the 10r. and 20r. with horizontal crease, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 363-367. Photo

£250-300

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239

240

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ᔛ S

£70-90

PROVENANCE:

D.J. Norris, July 2006 241

242

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1935-36 2c. to 1r. set of eleven and 1935 Jubilee set of four, each perforated “SPECIMEN”; some of the former set a little gum toned, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 368s-382s, £405

£120-150

–– 2c. to 1r. set of eleven, each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type CE8), fine mint. A rare set. S.G. 368-378. Photo

£1,000-1,200

PROVENANCE:

C.J. Norris, July 2006 243

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1937 Coronation set of three, 1946 Victory pair and 1947 New Constitution set of four, each perforated “SPECIMEN”, fine mint. Cat. £300

£120-150

Official Stamps 1869 Issue 244

Narrow “SERVICE” 2d. (a few black marks on face), 6d. (2), 8d., 1/- and 2/-, fine unused with some gum. S.G. O1-O5, £590

£120-150 £100-120

245

–– 2d., 6d. (2), 8d., 1/- and 2/- (no gum), fine mint. S.G. O1-O5, £590

246

–– 2d. (2, one with watermark reversed), 6d., 8d. and 2/-, fine mint. Cat. £570

247

–– 6d., 8d. and 2/- (2), the 8d. and one 2/- (a few perfs., cut off at bottom left), without gum, otherwise fine. Cat. £390

£60-80

–– 2/- deep blue, variety imperforate, part original gum, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. O5a, £1,000. Photo

£450-550

248

£80-100

PROVENANCE:

C.J. Norris, July 2006

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250

251

Wide “SERVICE”, 1d. (4, two with wing-margin at left) and 3d. (2), one 1d. and one 3d. without gum and the other 3d. a little soiled and with some clipped perfs. at top. S.G. O6-O7, £580

£100-120

1895 2c. to 1r.12 with additional 2c., 3c., 5c. and 30c., 1899-1900 2c. (2) to 75c. with additional 75c. block of four and 1903-04 2c. to 30c. (2 sets) with additional 2c. (2); generally fine mint. S.G. O11-O27, £574

£180-220

–– 2c. to 1r.12 (3, two with watermark upright - one with small fault at upper left), 1899-1900 2c. to 75c. and 1903-04 2c. to 30c. (2 sets), fine used. S.G. O11-O27, £281

£80-100

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1914 (9 Aug.) unstamped envelope from Lt. Wilhelm Canaris on board the S.M.S. Dresden of Vice-Admiral Graf von Spee’s East Asiatic Squadron, to his father in Germany, showing two “KAIS. DEUTSCHE/MARINE-/SCHIFFSPOST/no 66” c.d.s. and boxed “Feldpostbrief” h.s. in violet

£250-300

Note: This cover is written a few weeks before the battles of Coronel (1 Nov.) and of the Falkland Islands (8 Dec.) and his subsequent capture by Chilean authorities on 14 March. The “Dresden” was later caught at the Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile. Lt. Canaris, who was serving on the “Dresden”, later boarded H.M.S. “Glasgow” and during negotiations the “Dresden” was scuttled. Canaris later escaped to Germany where he subsequently became Admiral of the Third Reich and head of the Abwehr (German Military Intelligence) from 1935 until 1944. He was executed in 1945 PROVENANCE:

Dudley Styles, 1988

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1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- lower left corner block of four, the upper left stamp with variety extra flagstaff, fresh unmounted mint. Fine and rare. S.G. 142a, £3,500+. Photo

£1,500-1,800


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1937-52 collection including 1937 Coronation set on registered first day cover from Port Stanley, 1938-50 set mint and used values to 5/-, and 1948 £1 mint; generally good to fine. Cat. £600+

£100-120

1944 (18 Aug.) envelope registered from Port Stanley by airmail to Argentina, bearing George VI 1⁄ 2 d. to 4d. (8 values) neatly cancelled and bearing red “AIR MAIL” label at lower left, Montevideo “SERVICIO AEREO” c.d.s. (28.8) and “108” postman’s walk number on reverse

£80-100

1958 (26 Mar.) size K 81⁄ 2 d. registered envelope, Insured for £50 and uprated with U.P.U. 6d., 1/- pair and Tangier 1⁄ 2 d. and 1d. (correct total of £3/4d.) from Charles Davies at Frodsham, Warwickshire to the Superintendent of Posts & Telegraphs at Port Stanley, bearing green Customs label on face and with three green wax seals; unusual

£80-100

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POSTCARDS: 1938 1d. red-brown unused (minor corner band) and complete with wrapper band for “12 INTERNATIONAL POST CARDS” (severed in two)

£50-60

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£50-60

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LETTER CARD: 1938 1d. red on blue, fresh unused; sealed as now typically found. Scarce with only 283 issued

£70-80

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1949 (22 Mar.) homemade postcard, hand-illustrated by Karl Lellman, depicting the R.R.S. Scoresby and bearing Thin Map set of nine neatly cancelled with c.d.s.; fine and unusual; also one other

£150-200

PROVENANCE:

Malcolm Barton, 2008

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1973 (23 July) Development Projects, 1974 (22 May) Centenary of UPU, 1975-77 Birds and Flowers, 1975 (31 Oct.) Festivals of Joy, 1976 (26 Jan.) Sugar Trains, (26 Mar.) 40th Anniv. of Rotary and (1 Sept.) 25th Anniv. of Air Service official Australia Post New Issue press releases along with twenty-seven official imperforate black and white bromides of the new stamp issues. A good lot for the specialist

£400-450

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1869-72 no watermark 4d. brown, good to large margins, unused with full original gum, sharp embossing and good colour, fresh and very fine. Rare in such superb condition S.G. 1, £550. Photo

£400-500

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1938-51 3d. light blue, perf.14, block of four, mint; mounted on top pair only. S.G. 125a, £520+

£180-200

1987 (1 June) Guns, £5 showing error of vignette “12 POUNDER - 1758” (the vignette used for the 22p. value) for “24 POUNDER - 1799”, marginal, fresh unmounted mint. Very rare. S.G. 581 var. Photo

£700-900

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1837 and 1839 entire letters ex the Wetmore correspondence from Canton to New York, both rated “6”, the first a bill to accompany a shipment, the second carried on the Navigator giving details of the purchase of the British ship Triumph (535 tons), various other ship movements and a list of prices for silk, tea and other commodities. Interesting commercial mail

£150-200

1837 (29 Sept.) entire letter ex the Wetmore correspondence from Canton to London then redirected to Manchester, carried on the Horatio and without postal markings, long commercial contents giving some details of tea and Nankin silk, and “... the British ship Martha from Liverpool has been totally lost on the Panaal shoals - cargo principally cotton goods...”. An interesting commercial letter

£100-120

1838 (3 Feb.) double entire letter ex the Wetmore correspondence from Canton “per Argyle” to London, rated “3/-” and bearing, on reverse, a light strike of the boxed “SWANAGE/SHIP LETTER” h.s. and London arrival (4.6); usual horizontal filing fold; fresh. The long letter giving a detailed account of the tea trade they were carrying out at the time

£250-300

1862-63 2c. to 96c. each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (HK2); 2c. defective corner, 12c. and 96c. with straight edges and a few other clipped perfs. as usual, the 24c. is exceptionally fine with some gum. A very rare set which exhibits very strong and rich colours. Photo

£3,000-4,000

A small collection neatly arranged on album pages with 1862 values to 24c., 1863-71 values to 96c., 1891 20c. and 50c. surcharges mint, with and without Chinese handstamp, 7c. and 14c. surcharges unused, 1898 $1 on 96c. with Chinese handstamp mint plus a few later. (105)

£200-250

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1852 Scinde Dawk, 1⁄ 2 a. white with diamond of dots cancellation; a couple of tiny thins, and another example with fancy ink cancellation, a little toned and with a horizontal crease. Also a selection of forgeries in various colours. S.G. S1, £2,600+. Photo

£400-500

1854-1967 (c.), a heavily duplicated accumulation of India, Convention and Feudatory States, contained in two cartons, including an interesting album of Cochin comprising mostly mint Officials with some multiples, a large range of Revenue stamps mint and used with documents and proofs; also postal history with envelopes and stationery. A somewhat chaotic assembly well worth closer inspection. (thousands)

£4,500-5,000

1854-1915 (c.) mint and used collection neatly arranged on album leaves including 1854 1⁄ 2 a. (3), 1a. (3), 2a. (3), 4a. (6, one cut-square), 1866 6a. (3), 1902-11 25r. telegraphically used; also a range of Convention and Feudatory States. Condition mixed in places. (hundreds)

£300-400

1854 Issue, an almost exclusively used collection neatly arranged on Hagner leaves, comprising 1⁄ 2 a. Dies I (80), II (13 with four unused) and III (13); 1a. Dies I (45, one unused), II (29) and III (3); 2a. (39) and 4a. (41 with twelve, including 4th. printing cutsquare pair and one reprint) and including a few pairs of the 1⁄ 2 a. and 1a. values; condition variable as to be expected with a collection of this nature though an interesting lot well worth careful examination

£2,000-2,500

–– a collection mounted and written-up on leaves or stock leaves, comprising 1⁄ 2 a. Dies I (35), II (9) and III (8); 1a. Dies I (10), II (15) and III (5); 2a. (42 with a few pairs, one with One Anna watermark and seven imperforate reprints), and 4a. (16 with three cutsquare and a reprint pair); also a few Scinde Dawk and other forgeries. Condition varies throughout though worthy of careful examination

£800-1,000

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1855-1989 mint and used collection in two large albums, including 1855 blue paper 4a. (7) and 8a. (7); 1856-64 range with a few unused to 8a.; 1860 8p. with blued paper unused and purple on white paper mint block of four and marginal single, 1865 range to 8a.; 1866 “POSTAGE” overprint 6a. (4); 1866-78 selection with West India Postage 4a. essay block of four in carmine and a single in yellow-green; later Q.V. to 1876; 1882-90 range including 1r. slate forgery; 1895 High values; Edward VII with values to 15r.; George V Definitives with 1921 9p. surcharge varieties (9, two used in a vertical strip on piece) and 1926-33 set, with additional 15r. and 25r. pairs, mint; George VI range with 1937-40 set mint and used, and some high values with missing pearls variety; a good range of later issues with 1948 Gandhi and 1949-52 mint sets, and small C.E.F. selection. Also some duplicates in stockbooks, a stockbook with some Revenues, 1954 Centenary printed Souvenir Album, and a further stockbook with collection of Pakistan and Bahawalpur. Condition varies throughout with viewing essential. Buyer to collect

£1,000-1,200

1855-1902 largely used accumulation arranged on Hagner leaves in two binders, all issues well represented with a few unused/mint, many different cancellation types, 1866 Postage 6a. (8), 1866 West India essay block of four in red, 1882-90 1⁄ 2 a. and 1r. slate handstamped “SPECIMEN”, and a range of the 1895 high values; condition mixed in places. Buyer to collect

£800-1,000

1856-64 no watermark, 2a. dull pink horizontal pair with part original gum, some perf. separation and one with a small surface abrasion, and 8a. carmine horizontal pair with large part original gum. A scarce duo of multiples. S.G. 41, 48, £2,700. Photo

£600-800

1856-64 prepared for use, but not officially issued, 2a. yellow-green, unused with small part original gum; a couple of short perfs. at foot, otherwise sound. Scarce. S.G. 50, £1,400. Photo

£250-300

1856 (19 Apr.) receipt for four packages “for despatch by the Govt. Bullock Train to Delhi” and showing a good strike of the circular-framed “CALCUTTA GENERAL POST OFFICE/BULLOCK TRAIN” h.s. Fine and rare. Photo

£500-700

1882-90 1⁄ 2 a. blue-green, variety double impression, unused with part original gum; sound. Scarce. S.G. 85a, £750. Photo

£200-250

1902-11 K.E.VII accumulation arranged on Hagner leaves, the mint with values to 5r. and 15r., the used heavily duplicated with values to 1r., 2r. (38), 3r. (12, one with Viceroy’s Camp c.d.s.), 5r. (11), 10r. (9), 15r. (8) and 25r. (2), some of the high values (including both 25r. values) with telegraphic c.d.s., shades throughout; condition variable

£600-800

1911-48 largely used accumulation arranged on Hagner leaves in three binders, some mint sprinkled throughout, the used with values to 25r. and in a range of shades, other items include a range of multiples, 1925 1r. Delhi essays (3), a few surcharge varieties, printing varieties with 1926-33 2a. with dot under “s” contained in a marginal block of four, tête-bêche pairs and blocks, inverted watermarks with values to 25r., 1929 Air 8a. used marginal vertical pair with one showing missing tree-top and seven mint with unlisted missing right-hand tree-trunk, 1935 Jubilee 31⁄ 2 a. bird flaw mint and used, and 1948 Gandhi 10r. mint and used; condition varies throughout

£800-1,000

1929 Air, 1931 Innauguration and 1935 Silver Jubilee award-winning specialised study of the three Commemorative issues, largely neatly mounted and written-up in an album, mint and used with some multiples, varieties including 1929 Air 3a. with “Q” for “O” in “POSTAGE” in pair with normal on air cover to England, 3a. with serif on second “I” of “INDIA” on air cover to England, 8a. with missing tree top in mint pair with normal and 8a. with reversed serif on 1931 air cover to England, 1935 Jubilee 31⁄ 2 a. bird flaw mint, and a range of other covers with some first and special flights. Generally fine and a most attractive and unusual lot

£700-800

1973 (July) Paluskar 30p. marginal block of four, variety imperforate, fine unmounted. S.G. 689 var.

£100-120

–– Hansen 50p., 1978 Ramasami 25p., 1978 Small Industries Fair 25p. and 1982 Roy 50p., each in a pair, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 690, 896, 901, 1048 var.

£200-250

1977 Bapat 25p. marginal block of four, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 870 var. Photos appear on pages 31 and 41

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1978 Ali Jauhur 25p. lower right corner block of six (2x3), variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 903 var.

£150-200

1979 Pratap 30p. marginal block of four, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 916 var.

£100-120

2005 (31 Mar.) International Year of Physics, 5r. lower right corner block of four, variety imperforate, fresh unused without gum as issued; the left vertical pair with a crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 2265 var.

£200-250

–– 5r. marginal horizontal pair, variety imperforate, fresh unused without gum as issued; small part crease at left, otherwise fine. S.G. 2265 var.

£100-120

2007 (22 Nov.) Renewable Energy miniature sheet, variety black omitted, fine unmounted mint; fine and scarce. A spectacular error. S.G. MS2445 var.

£250-300

Official Stamps x291

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A collection on pages and stock leaves, including 1866-72 selection with 1⁄ 2 a., 1a. pair and 2a. pair on three covers, 1877 1⁄ 2 a. with blue-black overprint (not guaranteed), later Q.V., 1909 set used, 1912-13 values to 15r., 1925 Surcharge range with a few of the clandestine double overprints, 1926 1a. on 1a. selection with some clandestine errors, and some later issues. An interesting lot

£800-1,000

1866-1942 duplicated collection neatly arranged on Hagner leaves in a binder, largely used with some multiples in places though with some mint sprinkled throughout, including a few 1866-72 values, 1866 “SERVICE TWO ANNAS” and “SERVICE POSTAGE” 1⁄ 2 a., 1867-73 range, later Q.V., K.E.VII values to 25r. with 10r. green and scarlet mint, 191212 to 10r. mint and 15r. used, 1925 Surcharges with 1r. on K.E.VII 25r. with clandestine double overprint, and a range of later issues. Generally good to fine

£700-900

1867-73 1⁄ 2 a. Die I, 1a., 2a. yellow and 4a., each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Samuel Type 7) and affixed to De La Rue day book piece numbered “309 6 8”. 1⁄ 2 a. with a few perfs. cut away though a unique archival piece. Photo

£200-250

1867-73 prepared for use, but not issued, 6a.8p. slate, unused with part original gum; sound. Scarce. S.G. O30b, £450. Photo

£180-200

Expeditionary Forces 295

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A mint and used collection on Hagner leaves, including C.E.F. 1900 set mint (4) and used (3), 1904 1a. mint (2) and used (2), 1905-11 set mint (3) and used, 1914-22 set mint and with some used to 2a.6p.; I.E.F. range with mint and used sets, cancellation interest throughout and with a few covers; duplication though an interesting lot

£300-350

C.E.F. 1900 set of ten and prepared for use but not issued 1a.6p. (vertical crease), 1904 1a., 1905-11 values (7) to 1r. and 1909 1⁄ 2 a. with variety overprint double, one albino, mint; also 1908 envelope from Base Office to London bearing 1900 1⁄ 2 a. pair, and a few other used; 1914 I.E.F. range with mint and used (on cover) sets, and many others including minor type varieties

£250-300

C.E.F. 1908-09 1⁄ 2 a. block of four, variety overprint double, one albino, large part original gum; overall toning though a scarce multiple. S.G. C21a, £440+

£80-100

Azad Hind Labels 298

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Imperforate set of ten with additional 1r.+2r. black only, and perforated set of nine; fine mint or unmounted mint. JSCA cat. Y69,000

£300-350

Imperforate set of ten (1r. black and orange) with some additional values to 1r., a few blocks of four, and perforated set of nine, Chalo Delhi forgeries (2), Chandra Bose selection with two 1964 covers bearing Azad Hind labels, and Jai Hind slogan cancellation on three covers and seven pieces. Also some literature

£100-120

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Imperforate 1r.+2r. black and orange, variety orange colour misplaced towards foot, fresh unmounted mint. JSCA B26i, Y60,000. Photo

£200-250

Indian National Army “Chalo Delhi” 301

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1p. maroon block of four, fresh unused; one stamp at top with small fault through separation. JSSC 11-B27, Y112,000. Photo

£250-300

1p. violet marginal block of four from the right of the sheet, fresh unused; diagonal crease at left. JSSC 12-B28, Y100,000. Photo

£200-250

1a. green upper right corner block of four, fresh unused; one with fault at right through separation, and creases in margin. JSSC 13-B29, Y100,000. Photo

£200-250

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King George V Hundi 6r.12a. composite essay, largely photographic with value tablets affixed and with small portions touched up in Chinese white, affixed in sunken thick card (119x169mm.); unique

£150-200

Literature 305

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A collection of volumes contained in a carton, 25 items including The One Anna and Two Anna Postage Stamps of India 1854-55” by Dawson, “The Four Annas Lithographed Stamps of India 1854-55” by Jatia, “The Overland Mail” by Sidebottom, “History of the Indian Army Postal Service” Vols I, II and III by Proud, “Catalogue of the Handstruck Postage Stamps of India” by Hammond Giles, “Burma Postal History” by Gerald Davis, etc. Generally fine. Buyer to collect

£100-120

A small selection including Stamps of India and Early Indian Cancellations by Jal Cooper, Indian Essays, Proofs and Reprints by Spence, Overseas Letter Postage from India (2) by Martin and Blair, Numbers in Early Indian Cancellations by Martin, and The Persian Gulf by Tomkins. Buyer to collect

£50-80

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1834-53 selection of pre-stamp covers (17) including 1848 envelope (with contents) from Governor-General Dalhousie to Capt. Henderson at Malta, 1844 soldier’s entire letter (stained); 1847 Calcutta Overland Prices Current, and a range of later unstamped covers (33) with a range postal markings

£120-150

1850s-1958 collection of Railway markings on a range of covers/cards (100) showing a wide range of styles and types, a selection of Postage Due covers (45) with various types, and a Train and Late Train handstamps

£200-250

1855-1900 range of Q.V. covers (96) in three binders, including one bearing 1854 1⁄ 2 a., one with 1a. and one with two cut-to-shape 4a., a range of later values including fifteen (mainly large) with Official values; also a further binder with a range of postal stationery (220, largely used); condition variable though an interesting group. Buyer to collect

£300-400

1900-80 collection of covers in nine binders, contained in a carton, two binders devoted to K.E.VII with many cards franked at 3p., a fine range of K.G.V and VI with airmails, Postage Due mail, Dead Letter Office, Experimental, Too Late, Censor marks with a selection of WWII F.P.O. datestamps, Sea Post Office and Maritime mail, Registered, and some later, a range of stationery throughout. Also a further two binders, one with 100 incoming G.B. George V covers, the second with various cancellations on loose adhesives, a range of perfins and some Revenues. Buyer to collect

£600-800

1903-22 collection of Durbar and Camp cancellations on a range of loose adhesives, pieces and covers, comprising items from 1903 Durbar with values to 5r., 1911 Coronation Durbar with presentation folders (3) and covers (9, two registered with special label) and 1922 Prince of Wales’ Camp covers (14, one registered) over a range of dates from various offices, and a few others. An interesting lot

£300-350

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1914-19 Prisoner of War Mail, an extensive collection of over sixty cover and cards mounted on pages with detailed write-ups of the various Camps and including Ahmednagar with 11⁄ 2 s. postal stationery card from Japan, 1915 and 1916 special printed envelopes to Geneva; Belgaum, Bellary, Kadaikanal, Katapahar, Sholapur, Takdah and Yercaud, a variety of special handstamps, censor markings, etc., chiefly good to fine

£1,000-1,200

A collection neatly mounted and written-up by Renouf types in two well-filled albums, hundreds of loose stamps and a range of covers showing a wide range of the various types from 1 to 35, some of the earlier types on 1854 issues and including diamond of dots, diamond-framed and octagonal-framed numerals, duplexes, “All-India” numerals and many others. Also a further range in a stockbook including Coronation Durbar and Camp postmarks, and a further wide selection arranged in a small shoe box. A fascinating lot with viewing essential

£1,400-1,600

A collection of Q.V. covers in an album, 75 items including one with 1854 1⁄ 2 a., two bearing 1854 1a., a range of East India values with some mixed value frankings, fifteen unstamped and showing various Sorting handstamps, two to France with one showing Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, duplex and “All-India” types, and one bearing Official 1a. carmine; also a range of largely Q.V. Postal Stationery items (c. 90), generally unused. An interesting lot with viewing recommended

£600-800

A collection of datestamps arranged alphabetically in six binders, contained in a carton, hundreds of loose stamps (some in blocks) and pieces, with values to 10r. covering a wide range of types and with values to 10r. A interesting lot upon which to expand. Buyer to collect

£250-300

A collection of Sea Post Office cancellations on a range of Q.V. and K.E.VII cards and covers (73 with 23 ex the same correspondence to Canada), two of the earlier covers with oval d.s., the remainder with various c.d.s.; also a few loose adhesives with other Maritime cancellations

£200-250

A collection of George V covers (120) covering a wide range of different rates and including registered mail, airmails, with some first flights, slogans. Express Delivery, etc. An interesting group

£200-250

A collection of George VI covers (95) including a wide range of wartime rates with many censored, airmails, registered, and a few later. An interesting lot

£200-250

A collection of cancellations arranged by Renouf types in two binders, hundreds of loose stamps, some pieces and a few covers covering Types 1-18. An interesting lot. Buyer to collect

£200-250

A collection of T.P.O./R.M.S. and Railway cancellation, all neatly mounted and arranged in a binder, a few hundred loose stamps/pieces and a range of covers (66) covering a wide range of types

£150-200

A collection of Squared-Circles neatly mounted and arranged alphabetically in two binders, hundreds of Q.V. stamps with values to 3r. and with a few Officials

£150-200

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1928 (3 Feb.) Empire Cruise Seaplane flight envelope from Calcutta to Akyab, envelope bearing 3p. (2) and 1⁄ 2 a. cancelled with c.d.s. and bearing illustrated label, arrival c.d.s. and Smith signature on reverse; fresh and fine. Photo

£200-250

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1929 (15 Jan.) Baron Koenig flight printed card to Rangoon, bearing ⁄ 2 a. with c.d.s. and showing “delayed” cachet in green at left, signed by Smith on reverse, fresh and fine. Photo

£200-250

1930 (22 Nov.) return flight of R.A.F. Handley Page aircraft, envelope carried on the last stage from Allahabad to Delhi bearing 1a. with c.d.s and showing oval cachet of the Cheshire Regt. at left, signed by Smith on reverse; fresh and fine. Scarce. Photo

£500-600


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A collection neatly mounted and presented in two binders in geographical areas, hundreds of loose stamps and pieces covering a wide range of issues and including ranges of items from Aden, French Possessions, Iran, Iraq, Malaya, Nepal, Persian Gulf, Portuguese Possessions, Somaliland and Zanzibar, together with a few Expeditionary Forces and F.P.O.’s, etc. Interesting and well worth careful viewing

£800-1,000

A small group of covers comprising items from Afghanistan (1927 combination), Basra (2), Bushire squared-circles (3), Dubai (1944), Kuwait (4, all KGVI), Muscat (1905), Nepal (2, one registered from the Maharaja at the Legation in 1945), and Pondicherry (1861 entire letter bearing 1⁄ 2 a. cancelled “C/111”

£200-250

ADEN: A collection of covers/cards (34, a few registered), including 1873 entire letter from Calcutta to Mauritius with Aden Steamer Point transit c.d.s., various single and double-ring d.s. on Aden and Aden Camp, 1917 and 1918 unstamped envelopes with Passed Censor “A-18” and “A-21” handstamps, and a few Paquebots

£200-250

–– 1858 (19 July) blue entire letter from Bombay to Aden bearing 4a. black tied by “1” in barred diamond, “4d” rate mark and circular “BOMBAY/B/P/P/Paid” in deep red alongside; the reverse (which opens out well for display) with neat Bombay despatch and a good strike of the scarce “ADEN.STR.POINT/PAID” c.d.s. (22.7); three vertical filing creases, reasonably fresh

£120-150

BURMA:

A selection of covers/cards (24), including 1879 from Akyab with duplex, 1880 from Akyab with diamond of bars cancellations (2), 1896 Fort Dufferin, 1896 registered from Maymyo, a selection from Rangoon with one registered and bearing KGV 1r. used alone, etc

£100-120

–– 1902-11 25r. brownish orange and blue cancelled with large part Mupun (Burma) 1912 c.d.s.; a fraction toned though a very rare stamp used in Burma, and in a small office. S.G. 147, £1,000+. Photo

£400-500

ZANZIBAR:

1880 (c.) part linen-lined envelope registered to Cutch Mundra, bearing 1873 ⁄ 2 a. Die II block of twelve tied by several fine strikes of the “BRITISH/P.O./ZANZIBAR/B” duplex cancellation and with Aden transit c.d.s. alongside. A few faults though a scarce multiple with this cancellation

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£100-120

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£200-250

A mint and used collection on Hagner leaves in a binder, Postage and Official sets and part sets though with few high face value stamps. Viewing essential

£150-200

Chamba Official 1938-40 1r. single, 2r., 5r. and 10r. blocks of four, unmounted mint; varying degrees of gum toning and the 10r. block with traces of foxing in places. S.G. O68-71, £948

£150-200

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Hyderabad 1931-47 4p., 8p., 4a. and Official 1934-44 1a. red-brown in marginal blocks of four, all variety imperforate, unused without gum; the Official block with a vertical crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 41b, 42b, 45a, O48c, £780+ 1

3

£200-250

1

Jaipur Official 1936-46 inscribed “POSTAGE”, ⁄ 4 a., ⁄ 4 a., 1a., 2a., 2 ⁄ 2 a., 4a., 8a. and 1r., each in a complete sheet of 120 (10x12), unmounted mint; gum fractionally toned, otherwise fine. A scarce group of sheets. S.G. O23-31, £9,078

£1,800-2,000

Sirmoor valuable collection in stockbook which includes several rarities featuring 1892 1p. yellow-green horizontal pair imperf. between, 1p. deep green and 1p. blue vertical pairs, both variety imperf. between; Official stamps with 1891 3p. orange overprint inverted unused, 1a. bright blue unused and used, 1892-97 3p. overprint inverted unused, 6p. overprint double used, 1a. steel-blue overprint double used, plus duplication with several multiples, some large

£1,500-2,000


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Second Session at 2.30 p.m. (Lots 336-705)

JAMAICA x336



1859 (14 Apr.) entire letter from Kingston to Savannah-la-Mar, bearing G.B. 1d. Stars (2) and wing-margin 6d. lilac, all slightly overlapping and twice cancelled “A01”, despatch c.d.s. on reverse; the entire with a few small faults with a filing crease crossing one of the 1d. values, however an attractive 8d. rate (over 100 miles) franking. S.G. Z2, 5. Photo

£250-300

KENYA, UGANDA AND TANGANYIKA 337



1899-1919 covers (6) and a card, including 1900 2a. British East Africa registered postal stationery envelope additionally franked 21⁄ 2 a. to Hong Kong, 1907 1a. postal stationery envelope to Voi, 1910 6c. postal stationery envelope additionally franked 12c. to Germany, 1919 6c. postal stationery envelope additionally franked with 4c. on 6c. to Malta, etc., mixed condition

£250-300

Postal Stationery x338

x339





1903-12 all different selection comprising cards (6), reply paid cards (6, one divided), envelopes (3), registered envelopes (2) and wrappers (3), together with 1924 15c. envelope and 1935 50c. registered envelope, all overprinted “SPECIMEN” and generally fine. Also Tanganyika George V 15c. card and 30c. H size registered envelope similarly overprinted. A few with handstamped dates on face

£300-400

1903-12 selection comprising cards (9), reply paid cards (5, one a reply half only), envelopes (5) and wrappers (5), all overprinted “SPECIMEN”, duplicated in places; generally fresh and fine

£300-400

LABUAN 340

1880-1904 (c.) mixed mint and used collection housed in an album, including surcharges, mint 1892 2c. rose sheet of thirty, 1894 set, 1895 surcharge set, 1902 set (2, one overprinted SPECIMEN), 1904 4c. surcharge set; also a selection of Postage Dues, etc. (hundreds)

£350-400

LEEWARD ISLANDS x341

1938-51 5/- green and red on yellow ordinary paper, variety broken “E”, fresh lightly mounted mint; scarce. S.G. 112ba, £950. Photo

£400-500

MALAYA AND STATES 342



Selection of covers and cards, including Federated Malay States 1934 cover to Burma franked by 4c. pair with “TRAIN LETTER” handstamp, 1949 Rubber Research return form with “POSTAGE PAID/KUALA LUMPUR” d.s., Censored covers, incoming mail, Postage Dues, etc., very mixed condition

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£150-200


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344

345

346









1890-1955 selection of ten postal stationery items, including Straits Settlements 1890 3c. card to Hong Kong, 1893 2c. on 3c. card used from Perak to Burma (faults), George V 8c. card overprinted “SPECIMEN”, Federated Malay States 1932 15c. registered envelope additionally franked with 5c. (4) from Serendah to Karaikudi, Kelantan 4c. card overprinted “SPECIMEN”, Selangor 1954 4c. card franked with 4c. to Australia, etc., mixed condition

£150-200

1907-58 selection of twenty-eight covers and cards, including Federated Malay States 1923 10c. registered postal stationery envelope additionally franked 2c., 6c. (3) from Serendah to Karaikodi, 1931 15c. registered postal stationery envelope additionally franked 2c., 4c., 6c. (3) from Serendah to Karaikodi, Penang 1940 envelope franked 4c. (2) to Karaikudi with “TRAIN LETTER” handstamp, Censored, Incoming Mail, Air Mails, Postage Dues, etc., very mixed condition

£150-200

1932-55 selection of thirteen covers and various loose or on pieces, including Kedah 1932 to Ipoh franked 1c. (2) and 3c., Kelantan 1934 from Kota Bharu to Devon franked 5c. and 50c., Perlis, etc., mixed condition

£200-250

1941-74 Forces Mail, selection of nineteen, mostly stampless, envelopes, including 1941 to Australia with red “POSTAGE PAID/SINGAPORE” datestamp and violet “Australian Imperial/Force” censor, 1946 letters (5, all with contents) with “RAF POST/170” datestamps, 1946 “Blue Triangle” airletter with “RAF POST/300” datestamp, etc., chiefly good to fine

£200-250

Straits Settlements 1867 on India selection including set, less 11⁄ 2 c. on 1⁄ 2 a. and 4c. on 1a., used, some other used values to 32c. on 2a., and a couple of unused. Condition very mixed with viewing essential

347

£200-250

348 Johore 348

1876 (July) 2c. brown handstamped with Star and Crescent, unused with small part original gum, straight-edge at left, fine. Very rare with about nine unused examples recorded. B.P.A. Certificate (2011). S.G. 1, £18,000. Photo

£6,000-8,000

Penang 349



1892-1962 selection of thirty-nine covers or cards and a quantity of loose stamps, including Straits Settlements 1892 envelope to Negapatam bearing 5c. with barred circle cancellation, 1925 10c. registered postal stationery envelope additionally franked 2c., 6c. and 12c., incoming stampless entires with 1896 showing “16” handstamp, 1911 with “T” and “8” handstamps, 1919, 1920 and 1921 with boxed “TO PAY/4 CENTS”, 1919 (2) and 1923 with boxed “TO PAY/8 CENTS”, many pieces with sub-office cancellations, etc., mixed condition

£150-200

Malaysia 350

351

刂អ ᔛ

+

刂 ᔛ

1970 (Aug.) Butterflies $1, $2, $5 and $10, each in an imperforate block of four, the $5 with sheet margin at top, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 68-71 vars; ISC 67b-69b, 70a

£300-400

1974 (Sept.) National Electricity Board 75c., a marginal imperforate horizontal pair, variety silver omitted, fine unmounted mint

£100-120 Page 45


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353

354





1944 small study comprising 1c. (2), 2c. (8 with a corner block of four), 3c. (3), 4c. (4), 8c. (7 with a corner block of four showing sheet number “62”) and 15c. (4), various papers and with the 2c. to 15c. perf. 121⁄ 2 x11 represented, unused and generally good to fine. S.G. TM1-6, £520+

£150-200

–– 8c. carmine perf. 12x111⁄ 2 (marginal from the right of the sheet) neatly cancelled by Purankashi (a stop on the Burma-Thai Railroad) c.d.s. on 1945 (31 Jan.) unaddressed envelope; scarce. Photo

£150-200

POSTAL STATIONERY:

£200-250

1944 4c. pale purple card, fresh unused. Photo

MALTA 355

356

357







1597 (8 May) entire letter to the Grand Duke of Parma with a fine seal of the the Grand Duke of the Order of Malta on reverse, text including “raccomandato con tanta caldetta, et efficacia il conce cesare Sannitale” and signed “el gran maestry”; fine and one of the earliest known Maritime letters from Malta. Van der Linden Certificate (2003). Photo

£1,200-1,500

1783 (27 July) entire letter to via Naples and Rome to Marseilles with red manuscript “3”, faint “NAPOLI” handstamp and “pour Marseille” added to the address, additional rate markings; a fine and scarce early letter from Malta making reference to the Post. Van der Linden Certificate (2002). Photo

£500-600

1843 (25 Mar.) entire letter to Paris with superb “MALTA POST OFFICE”, red boxed “PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE” and “PF” in the same colour, rated “10” and with Marseilles entry d.s. (13.4), fine. The most attractive of the four known entires with the “MALTA POST OFFICE” handstamp addressed to France. Van der Linden Certificate (2002). Photo

£500-700

MAURITIUS 358

1848-59 “POST PAID” early intermediate impression 1d. dull vermilion on grey paper, concentric circles cancellation, good margins and colour, small surface adhesion at right, fine and scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2010). S.G. 11, £2,500. Photo

£400-600

MOROCCO AGENCIES Postal Stationery x359



1898-1904 Spanish Currency selection comprising cards (5), reply paid cards (2), registered envelopes (2) and wrappers (8), all overprinted “SPECIMEN”; also a selection of issued items comprising reply paid cards (3), registered envelopes (4) and wrappers (3); slight duplication, generally fresh and fine

£200-250

NATAL See also lot 747 360



1901-12 selection of covers/cards (8), one cancelled with P.O.A. 88 h.s., one from New Germany to Pine Town with P.O.A. 5 h.s. on face, and various datestamps; also three fronts with one incoming from G.B. in 1865; mixed condition Photos appear on page 41

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£180-200


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NAURU x361

1973 (9 Mar.) and (25 July) Definitives (10 values) and 1974 (10 May) 175th Anniv of First Contact Official Australia Post Office new issue press releases each with imperforate black and white bromide (14 in total) of the new stamp issue affixed, also six other 1970s press releases without photos

£300-300

NEW BRUNSWICK

362 362



1854 (Aug.) orange-brown envelope from Hampton Ferry to Connecticut, bearing 1851 3d. dull red pair with clear to very large margins and each neatly cancelled by “15” in oval grid (rarity factor 8), the pair additionally tied by circular-undated “NEW BRUNSWICK” in blue and showing “PAID/10/CENTS” h.s. in red alongside, despatch c.d.s. on reverse. Very fine and most attractive. Photo

£1,000-1,200

NEW SOUTH WALES 363

OFFICIAL RAILWAY PARCELS STAMPS: 1891-1915 unwatermarked, 4d., 6d., 9d., 1/-, 3/violet and red, 1918 NSW/R watermark 1/-; also unoverprinted 1891-1915 1/-, all used; small faults. A rare group

£250-300

NEW ZEALAND x364



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1844 (3 Feb.) ���Duplicate” entire letter from Wellington to Lincoln’s Inn showing a good strike of “WELLINGTON/FE*3/NEW ZEALAND” oval d.s. in black with straight-line “SHIP LETTER” in red and London arrival c.d.s. (obscured), rated “4” changed to “8”. Interesting contents giving a poor account of the Governor, Capt. Fitzroy as “... a Tartar” outraged by his opening speech, “I will have unqualified submission, absolute authority! The Maories shall be maintained in all their acts; and if you write against me in the papers I will set the Attorney General upon you!”. Also three further entires from the same correspondence between 1841 and 1843 (one with indistinct Wellington dated oval) to London, one redirected to Carlisle; some light soiling though an interesting group

£800-1,000


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1857-1923 old-time collection neatly arranged on album leaves including Chalons to 1/-, 1899-1907 Pictorials values to 5/- mint, Postal Fiscals with 1882 values to 10/mint and a range of Official issues to 2/- used. Condition a little mixed in places. (hundreds)

£500-600

NORTH BORNEO 366



1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition 1c., 2c. (2), 3c., 4c., 5c., 8c., 10c., 12c. (2), 25c. and 50c. on front of 1922 (27 July) envelope from Sandakan addressed locally with 16c. (part missing), 20c. on 18c. and 24c. on reverse; faults but scarce. S.G. 253-275. Photo

£250-300

NORTHERN RHODESIA 367



x368

刂 ᔛ

1902-66 selection of twenty-two covers and cards, including 1902 Rhodesia 1d. postal stationery card from Fife to Karonga, 1934 registered from Serenje to Kasama franked with 4d., 6d., 1/- (2), 1941 to Ireland franked by 2d. with violet “PASSED BY MILITARY CENSOR/NO. 237” cachet, 1943 censored cover from Mivinilunga to Bath, 1954 Air letter from Petauke to Sudan, 1965 to Chingola with “POSTAGE PAID/IN CASH” cachet, etc., mixed condition

£200-250

1963 3d. strip of twelve from the top of the sheet with full sheet margins, each stamp with one perf. hole missing from the upper right corner, fresh unmounted mint; unusual; also 3d. pair with the same variety, 3d. (2) with value misplaced to foot covering “POSTAGE”, 3d. with orange (eagle) misplaced to left and 1⁄ 2 d. with value misplaced to right

£140-180

NOVA SCOTIA 369

ᔛ P

1863 1c., 81⁄ 2 c. and 121⁄ 2 c. die proofs, all with imprint and die numbers at foot, together with a Toppan, Carpenter & Co. die proof of a portrait of Queen Victoria and a Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson proof of the Royal Coat of Arms, all in black on India paper and mounted on sunken board (347x297mm.), fine and most attractive

£1,200-1,500

NYASALAND 370

371

1891-95 selection on two Hagner leaves, including 1d. to 10/- (two of most) and £2 unused or with part original gum, a selection of used to 3/- (4), 5/-, £1 (fiscal cancellation and on small piece) and £10 (defective upper left corner); 1892-93 3/- on 4/- and 4/- on 5/-, both unused and used, and 1895 1d. on 2d. unused (3) and used (2). Condition mixed with viewing essential. High catalogue value

£800-1,000

1938-44 1⁄ 2 d. to £1 set of eighteen with additional 1942 values, 3d., 4d. to 1/-, 2/- (2), 2/6d. (2), 5/- (3, two the 1944 printing on thin paper), 10/- (4, one purporting to be the scarce printing on ordinary paper though faded) and £1 (2), and 1945 set with additional 5/- to 20/- singles and 20/- block of four; generally fresh and fine mint. S.G. 130-157, £737

£150-200

ORANGE FREE STATE 372



1884-1900 selection of covers/cards (24) including several different numeral, letter and datestamp types, one from Reddersburg with Arms handstamp cancellation and one unstamped and 1896 unstamped envelope with “ARTILLERIE” Arms h.s.; condition mixed

£750-800

Photos appear on page 47 Page 49


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PAKISTAN 373

1947 (1 Oct.) set mint (less 6a.), and used selection to 15r., Official values to 10r. (used), and a few local overprints

£100-120

PAKISTAN - BAHAWALPUR 1947 Star and Crescent Issue Overprint Proofs x374

ᔛ P

3p. grey vertical strip of ten, the top six stamps without overprint, the next three stamps with overprint in black and the stamp at foot with overprints in red and in gold; fine unmounted mint. Very rare. Also 1⁄ 2 a. purple with trial rubber handstamps in violet and in red. Photo

£2,000-2,500

Issued Stamps x375

x376

x377

刂+ ᔛ អ

刂 ᔛ

刂+ ᔛ អ

1

⁄ 2 a. to 1r. set of fourteen in blocks of four, unmounted mint; the 3a., 4a. and 12a. toned though generally fine. S.G. 1-14, £1,880+

£600-800

1 ⁄ 2 a. to 1r. set of fourteen, the 3p. to 12a. in pairs, the 12a. and 1r. in blocks of four, unmounted mint; the 4a. and 12a. a little toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 1-14, £1,160+

£400-500

1 ⁄ 2 a. to 31⁄ 2 a. in blocks of eight (4x2), 4a. and 12a. blocks of six (2x3), 8a., 14a. and 1r. blocks of four, unmounted mint; the 4a. and 12a. blocks a little toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 1-9, 11-14, £2,840+

£800-1,000

378

x378

刂អ B

6a. turquoise block of six (2x3), the centre horizontal pair with variety overprint double, one normal stamp with hinge remainder, the other five stamps unmounted. A very fine and exceptionally rare block. S.G. 10, 10a, £7,120+. Photo

Photo for lot 374 appears on page 43 www.spink.com

£3,500-4,000


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379 x379

刂 ᔛ

2r. purple and brown, 5r. green and blue and 10r. purple and claret, unmounted mint. A fine, exceptionally rare and much undercatalogued trio. S.G. 15-17, £6,750. Photo

£6,000-7,000

x380

刂 ᔛ

1947-49 issues complete with Officials, unmounted mint and generally fine. Cat. £547

£150-200

x381

1947-49 issues complete with Officials (less just S.G. O31), mostly cancelled-to-order with c.d.s. (1950-52 dates) though a few (S.G. O7, O11-13, etc.) postally used, generally fine. Cat. £1,330

£300-400

Official Stamps x382

x383

刂 ᔛ

刂អ ᔛ B

1933 prepared for use, but not issued, 1a. black and brown with large Sarkari overprint in black, fine unmounted mint. Rare. Photo

£250-300

1945 (10 Mar.) 1a. black and brown with red overprint, a lower left corner block of eight (4x2) with plate number “1”, unmounted mint; some concertinad or separated perfs. in places, otherwise fine. A rare positional multiple. S.G. O7, £600+. Photo

£300-350

PROVENANCE:

Amir of Bahawalpur —————————— Pakistan Overprint Period x384

x385

x386

x387

x388











1948 (29 Jan.) OHHS envelope (fractionally truncated on one side) from Baghdad-UlJadid to Sydney bearing, on reverse, Official 1⁄ 2 a. and 11⁄ 2 a. (4) cancelled with double-ring d.s. and with registration label alongside arrival c.d.s. (6.3); also OHHS large piece bearing Official 1a., 11⁄ 2 a. (handstamped overprint) and Star and Crescent 1a. sharing boxed slogan d.s. Photo

£300-400

1948 (5 Feb.) 11⁄ 2 a. envelope (opened-out) registered from Baghdad-Ul-Jadid to Lahore showing registration label on face and bearing, on reverse, India 2a. and Pakistan 1a. cancelled with double-ring d.s. A rare combination franking. Photo

£500-600

1948 (6 May) envelope registered from Baghdad-Ul-Jadid to Australia, bearing Official 1 ⁄ 2 a., 2a. and 8a. with double-ring d.s. and with registration label at top; opened-out and fractionally truncated though a scarce franking. Photo

£300-350

1948 (8 Dec.) 11⁄ 2 a. stationery envelope, uprated on reverse with locally handstamped 3p. vertical pairs (2) and 2a., registered locally and all cancelled with Sadigabad double-ring d.s.; scarce. Also a further 11⁄ 2 a. envelope (additional stamp removed) with local handstamp from a Camp P.O. to Bahawalpur. Photo for first

£300-400

1949 (25 May) envelope from the Imperial Bank of India at Baghdad-Ul-Jadid to its counterpart in Rawalpindi, bearing locally handstamped 1a.3p. in combination with Scales 3p. sharing boxed slogan d.s. Photo

£200-250

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389

Post 1949 Period x389



1953 (10 Mar.) OHHS envelope registered from the Confidential Clerk to the Nawab Ruler at Sadiggarh Palace to General Sir Frederic Gwatkin in New Delhi bearing, on reverse, Official 3p. grey (20 including blocks of six and nine) cancelled with double-ring d.s. and with registration label on face; a rare franking. Also five pieces of various size and bearing Postage or Official values, two with Baghdad-Ul-Jadid c.d.s. and three with Sadiggarh Palace c.d.s. Photo

£300-350

PALESTINE 390



1936 collection of British Field Post Office datestamps used during the Arab Rebellion, 12 covers and a range of pieces/loose adhesives

£200-250

PAPUA NEW GUINEA x391

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1972 (16 Aug.) National Day, 1973 (24 Jan.) Completion of Telecommunications Project and (30 Mar.) Birds of Paradise, 1973 (13 June) - 1974 ((7 Aug.) Definitives (fourteen values), 1976 (28 Oct.) William Ross and Fish, 1977 (16 Mar.) Silver Jubilee, (8 June) Birds and (10 Aug.) 50th Anniv. of Guiding in PNG, official Australia Post new issue press releases each with imperforate black and white bromide (36 in total) of the new stamp issue affixed. A good lot for the specialist

£400-450


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QUEENSLAND 1860 Issue, Imperforate x392

x393

x394

1d. carmine-rose with good to large margins on three sides, our frameline touched or cut away at left, light numeral cancellation. B.P.A. Certificate (1992). S.G. 1, £800. Photo

£200-250

1d. carmine-rose horizontal pair with good to large margins all round and with indistinct cancellations; the framelines repaired in places and with the right-hand stamp with preuse surface abrasion to right of head. A scarce multiple despite the faults. R.P.S. Certificate (1976). S.G. 1, £1,600+. Photo

£150-200

2d. blue with good to very large margins all round (frameline just touched at two points) and showing trace of adjoining stamp at right, very lightly cancelled; a couple of very faint marks, otherwise sound. Scarce. S.G. 2, £1,700. Photo

£700-900

395

x395

2d. blue horizontal pair with large to extremely large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, twice lightly cancelled “87” (Ipswich) in rays; each stamp with a vertical crease though of very fine appearance and an exceptionally rare multiple. B.P.A. Certificate (1990). S.G. 2, £3,400+. Photo

£2,000-2,500

Note: Eight strips of three, one in the Royal Philatelic Collection, and seven pairs are recorded, many of which have faults PROVENANCE:

Dale Forster x396

6d. green horizontal pair with just clear to very large margins largely all round, lightly cancelled; the right frameline repaired and with other trivial imperfections though of generally fine appearance. Rare. S.G. 3, £1,600+. Photo

£700-800

Note: One strip of three and five pairs, one of which is in the Royal Philatelic Collection, are recorded 1860 Issue, Clean-cut Perf. 14 to 16 x397

x398

x399

1d. carmine-rose horizontal pair twice cancelled with overlapping “87” (Ipswich) in rays, good colour and a scarce multiple. S.G. 4, £600.+. Photo

£200-250

2d. blue clearly cancelled “51” (Somerset) in rays and 6d. green lightly cancelled “Q.L.” in concentric ovals. An attractive duo. S.G. 5, 6, £180

£80-100

6d. green, good deep colour, unused without gum; scarce. S.G. 6, £800. Photo

£200-250

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x401

x402

ᔛ P

x403

x404

x405

ᔛ P

1860-61 clean-cut perf. 14 to 16, 2d., 3d., 6d., 1/- and (6d.) Registered, variously cancelled; sound. S.G. 7-11, £450

£120-150

–– (6d.) Registered imperforate plate proof pair, and 1868-74 2d. Plate II imperforate plate proof, both in black on ungummed unwatermarked paper

£150-200

1866 (24 Jan.) Script capitals watermark, 1d. orange-vermilion and 2d. pale blue, fresh unused with large part original gum. S.G. 51, 52, £210

£80-100

1866 Lithographed on thick paper, 4d. and 5/- each handstamped “SPECIMEN”, 4d. used (4, one “imperforate” and tied to small piece), 5/- unused (not guaranteed), used (3) and a “used” forgery; condition variable

£120-150

1868-72 watermark Crown over Q (S.G. Type 5), 6d. pale apple-green horizontal marginal pair from the right of the sheet, variety imperforate, fresh unused without gum. Fine and scarce. S.G. 92a, £500. Photo

£250-300

1879-81 Sideface imperforate plate proofs on ungummed paper, comprising 1d. Die I marginal pair in scarlet on unwatermarked paper and 2d. marginal single in blue on watermarked paper, both showing partial manuscript endorsements. Photo PROVENANCE: William Knight J.H. Chapman Col. Harrie Evans, May 2002

£300-350

1880 Lithographed Issue x406

x407

x408

ᔛ P

2/- blue and 10/- red-brown imperforate plate proofs on ungummed, watermarked paper, good even margins with complete outer framelines. B.P.A. Certificates (1988) for each. Photo

£150-200

2/- pale blue, 2/- blue, 2/6d. dull scarlet (cleaned), 5/- yellow-ochre, 10/- bistrebrown and 20/- rose, unused with part original gum. Brandon Certificate (1987) for 20/-. S.G. 118-127 group, £1,975

£500-600

2/- blue with variety top frameline largely broken away, unused with part original gum; unusual. S.G. 119 var. Photo

£80-100

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410

1880 (Feb.) 1⁄ 2 d. on 1d. reddish brown, a pair comprising Dies I and II, unused, some short or rough perfs. at foot, and Die I singles (2) in contrasting shades with part to large part original gum. S.G. 151, 151a, £1,400. Photo PROVENANCE: William Frazer (2003) 1882-1908, mainly unmounted mint selection arranged in a stockbook including 1882 6d. (3), 1/- (6, with a marginal pair), 1890-94 1d. pair, 2/- red-brown (5 with a top marginal pair) and 2/- pale brown pair, 1897-1908 with values to 2/- in multiples, 1d. marginal vertical pair with offset, 1d. (2) on small piece tied with neat BNG in barred oval cancellation and 2/- lower left corner marginal single with sheet number ‘390’ mint. Generally good to fine. An interesting lot. (51 items)

£400-500

£150-200

1882-95 Engraved High Values x411

x412

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

2/- orange, 2/- brown and 2/6d. blue-green imperforate colour trials on unwatermarked wove paper; the 2/- brown creased and all with some uneven margins which impinge on design in places. A scarce trio. Photo

£350-400

£1 blue perforated colour trial on unwatermarked paper; tiny imperfections, otherwise fine. Sold on its merits. Photo

£100-120

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Thick paper, £1 deep green strip of four, the right-hand stamp showing re-entry, fresh and fine unused with large part original gum. A rare multiple. B.P.A. Certificate (2003). S.G. 161/161a. Photo

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

William Frazer, September 2003 x414

x415

刂អ B

ᔛអ B

Thick paper £1 deep green, a marginal block of eight from the foot of the sheet, the lower right stamp showing retouch with thick frame at lower right side, (Row 6/4), unused without gum; a little light soiling in places and the lower left stamp with a tear at foot, nevertheless a scarce multiple. S.G. 161, 161b, £2,500+. Photo

£350-400

Thick paper £1 deep green complete sheet of thirty (5x6) with Row 1/2 showing reentry, Row 6/4 showing retouch with thick frame at lower right side and Row 3/4 with unlisted doubling of “QUEENSLAND”, all with “GPO” roller cancellations leaving the aforementioned varieties clearly visible; two stamps with defects though a very rare and impressive multiple. S.G. 161, a, b, £2,280+. Photo

£1,200-1,500

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417 ័

1884 Sideface, perf. 91⁄ 2 x12 2d. blue and 1/- mauve, unused with part gum; both with slight soiling, otherwise sound. S.G. 177, 178, £750

£150-180

1895-96 Sideface 1⁄ 2 d. to 2d. values, a collection affixed to various pieces (261) arranged by cancellation including c.d.s., numeral and registered, and arranged in an album. Fair to fine

£150-200

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1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners, 1⁄ 2 d. die proof in an unissued design (Figures at 45 degree angle) in blue-green on thin wove paper with part papermaker’s watermark, marked at top in pencil “not appd 1898”; small piece of adhesive tape at top from where the proof was attached to the record book. Photo

£2,500-3,000

PROVENANCE:

Col. Harrie Evans, May 2002 x419

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1905-06 litho, perf. 12 5/- rose and £1 deep green (Row 5/3), unused with large part original gum; £1 with a couple of shortish perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 273, 274, £535. Photo for £1

£150-200

–– £1 deep green, Row 1/2 showing re-entry with doubled frame and value at base, large part original gum; a few shortish perfs. at top. Scarce. S.G. 274a, £850. Photo

£200-250

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1905-06 litho, £1 deep yellowish green, a lower right corner pair, [29-30], the hand stamp showing recut lower right frame retouch R.6/4, well-centred and with a few double perfs. in the corner, fresh mint with hinge remainders; trivial crease across corner of margin. An exceptional and possibly unique positional multiple of this very rare stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (2011). S.G. 312d, 312db. Photo

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

William Frazer, 2003 x422

1907-11 watermark Crown over A, £1 deep yellowish green neatly cancelled-to-order and with full original gum; fine and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). S.G. 312d, £1,100. Photo

£350-400

Official Stamps x423

刂 ᔛ

1907-11 watermark Crown over A, 5/- rose perforated “OS”, fresh and fine unmounted mint. Photo

£100-120

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(6d.) Registered reprinted die proofs showing tiny quarter-circles at the four corners (2), one in black and one in purple, both on thick wove paper (39x60mm. and 30x36mm. respectively)

£150-200

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1892-93 selection with a few used/mint to 5/- including 2/6d. marginal block of four, and £1 (2) to £10, and used with a few to 10/- and £1 (3) to £10; only used £2 (2) of the pound values unused or used guaranteed

£300-400

–– 10/-, £1, £2 (marginal), £5, £10 and 1893 4/-, all with parts of manuscript “Specimen” in red ink, all fresh with large part original gum and with the pound values apparently unmounted. A fine and very rare group. Photo

£600-800

PROVENANCE:

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1892 8d. on 1/- and 1892-94 1⁄ 2 d. (2), 2d., 3d., 4d. and 8d., all perforated “SPECIMEN” (R5), part original gum; a few small faults in places though a rare group

£250-300

1892-94 1⁄ 2 d., 2d. (2), 4d. and 8d., all handstamped “SPECIMEN” (R1), unused with part original gum; one 2d. toned though a rare group. Photo

£200-250

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1896-97 Arms issue collection, including plate proof pair of the vignette in red-brown (one cut-into at base), 8d. perforated colour trial in red and lilac on yellow (faults), a range of mint with values to 10/- (3) with 1⁄ 2 d. complete sheet with Plate 3, other multiples with plate numbers, and a range of used with values to 10/-, 8d. Plate 2 and 3 complete sheets cancelled-to-order at Umtali and Gwelo respectively; generally good to fine

£400-500

–– Die I 4d. and 4/- and Die II 5/- and 10/-, each handstamped “Specimen.” (R2), unused or with part gum; a few small faults though a rare quartet. Photo

£200-250

–– Die I 8d., 1/-, 4/- and Die II 1⁄ 2 d., 1d., 2d., 6d., 2/- and 5/-, each handstamped “SPECIMEN” by a Receiving Authority, part original gum; a few perf. faults and other minor imperfections though a rare group. Photo

£400-500

–– Die I 8d. (2), 3/- (3), 4/- (3), Die II 4d. (2), 2/- (2), 2/6d. (2), 5/- (2) and 10/(2), 1897 3d. (2), and 1898-1908 1⁄ 2 d. (2), 1d. (2), 2d. (3), 21⁄ 2 d. (2), 6d. (2), 1/- (3) and £1 (3), all overprinted “Specimen.” (R3) from the presentation sets, unused with part original gum; a few small faults in places though of fine appearance

£200-250

–– Die I 3/- (2), 4/-, Die II 10/- (faded) and 1898-1908 2d., 21⁄ 2 d., 4d., 6d., 5/- and 7/6d. (2), all handstamped “Specimen” (R4, not to be confused with the more common type R3) with most additionally showing parts of a Receiving Authority handstamp, unused or with traces of gum; a few faults in places though a rare group. Photo

£250-300

1896 on Cape of Good Hope stamps selection neatly arranged on Hagner leaf, comprising unused/mint with all values represented and a few showing overprints misplaced, and used group including 3d. (2), 6d. (5) and 1/- (10 with four on the one piece); mixed condition with viewing essential. S.G. 58-64

£300-400

1897 Arms selection with values to £1 (two faint fox marks on gum), and 1⁄ 2 d. complete sheets (3, some foxing); also 8d. complete sheet (stuck together and with separated perfs.) cancelled-to-order, S.G. 66-73

£150-200

1898-1908 1d. rose with part original gum, 3d. horizontal and 2/6d. vertical interpanneau pairs used, all three with variety imperforate between stamp and margin, and 2/6d. (2) showing offset of design on reverse, used

£100-120

–– 2/6d., 3/-, 7/6d. (2), 10/-, £1, £2, £5, £10, each perforated “SPECIMEN” (R5), fresh mint; 21⁄ 2 d. and £1 each perforated “SPECIMEN” (R5) and additionally handstamped “ULTRAMAR”, 3/- and £2 perforated “SPECIMEN” and additionally handstamped “SPECIMEN” by a Receiving Authority, unused with part original gum, 4d., 1/- and 5/each handstamped “SPECIMEN.” (23x3mm.) by a Receiving Authority, the last five without gum. A scarce group

£250-300

–– 2/6d., 3/-, 5/- (2), 10/-, £1 perf. 151⁄ 2 and £2, fresh mint; one 5/- with a crease and the £1 with a few shortish perfs. at foot, otherwise fine. Cat. £795

£150-200

1905 Falls 1d. (2), 21⁄ 2 d., 5d., 1/- (2), 2/6d. (3) and 5/- (2), each overprinted or perforated “SPECIMEN” (R4 or R6), unused or with part original gum and generally good to fine. S.G. 94-99

£120-150

–– 1d. (8), 21⁄ 2 d. (9), 5d. (6), 1/- (8) and 2/6d. (2) with six to 1/- marginal (four showing imprint), part to large part original gum, and 1d. to 5/- used with additional 1d. (2) and 1/-; generally good to fine

£150-200

–– 1d., 21⁄ 2 d., 5d., 2/6d. and 5/- (on small piece), each neatly cancelled with Victoria Falls double-ring d.s.; 1d. with a corner crease and 5d. a little soiled, otherwise fine. Cat. £256+

£100-120

–– 1d. and 21⁄ 2 d. perf. 14 complete mint sheets numbered “226” and “231” respectively, the 1d. with part to large part original gum and some faults, the 21⁄ 2 d. unmounted with traces of foxing in places though generally fine. S.G. 94, 95, £500+

£100-120

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1909-12 1⁄ 2 d. to £1 with six additional values to 10/-, all perforated “SPECIMEN” (R5), unused or with part original gum; 4d. used block of four with overprint inverted, 5/- with no stop, 7/6d. (2) and 10/- mint and £1 with overprint in violet, used; a few faults in places 1

£100-120

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–– ⁄ 2 d., 1d., 2d., 2 ⁄ 2 d., 4d. and 5/-, each perforated “SPECIMEN” (R6) and additional handstamped “SPECIMEN” by a Receiving Authority, unused without gum; a few small imperfections though a scarce group

£150-200

1909-11 Surcharge set of four (2) perforated “SPECIMEN” (R6), 71⁄ 2 d. on 2/6d., 10d. on 3/- and 2/- on 5/- perforated “SPECIMEN” and additionally handstamped “SPECIMEN”, and 2/- on 5/- perforated “SPECIMEN” and additionally handstamped “ULTRAMAR”, unused or with part original gum; a few small faults in places though a scarce group. S.G. 114-118

£120-150

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⁄ 2 d. (3), 1d. (6), 2d. (2), 3d. (3), 4d., 5d., 8d. (Lines by King’s cheek), 1/- and 3/-, all with cancellations dated in November or December 1910, and 1/- with Bulawayo May 1910 c.d.s. altered to 1911 in manuscript; a few faults in places though a scarce group

£250-300

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⁄ 2 d. green (2), both variety double dot below “D” and cancelled with Salisbury 1912 machine d.s., and 1⁄ 2 d. pair and a single, both showing the variety repaired (3rd. State), Bulawayo and Gatooma c.d.s.; a few small imperfections, otherwise sound. Cat. £700+. Photo

£200-250

2d. black-purple and slate-grey [LG13] with printer’s mark, fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 127

£80-100

2d. black-purple and slate-grey [LG] (3), large part original gum; one with a couple of shortish perfs., another with a small corner crease, otherwise sound. S.G. 127, £480

£150-200

2d. black and slate-grey [LG44-50] lower right corner block of four, [44] with King’s wisp flaw, large part original gum; trace of creasing at left, otherwise fine and a scarce positional multiple. S.G. 128. Photo

£250-300

21⁄ 2 d. ultramarine, 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green and 5/- vermilion and deep green with clear double-ring d.s. of 11 November 1910, the first day of issue, and 3/- green and violet with indistinct single-ring d.s., possibly for the same date; a couple of trivial imperfections though a scarce group. Photo

£250-300

3d. purple and ochre and 4d. black and orange vertical marginal pairs [4-9], 6d. redbrown and mauve vertical marginal strip of five [3/23], and perf. 131⁄ 2 8d. black and purple vertical pair, fresh mint with the three pairs unmounted and the 6d. strip with all but the stamp at foot unmounted. S.G. 134, 140, 144, 185, £529+

£300-350

3d. magenta and yellow-orange [HP10], fresh and exceptionally lightly mounted mint. S.G. 136

£80-100

3d. deep reddish purple and ochre RSC “C” [HP], lightly mounted mint; wrinkle and one corner perf. creased. Rare. Photo

£350-400

3d. deep reddish purple and ochre RSC “C” [HP], fresh with large part original gum; small thin at top and a light crease at left, though of fine appearance. Very scarce. Photo

£120-150

3d. deep reddish purple and ochre RSC “I” [NG], fresh with part original gum; trace of a bend, otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

£400-500

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4d. grey-black and orange RSC “A” [MG], fresh with part original gum. Photo

£120-150

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刂+ អ

4d. blue-black and yellow-orange RSC “E” [TE17-18, 22-23] block of four, large part original gum; the upper pair with a couple of light fox marks between, otherwise fine. Photo

£300-350

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4d. blue-black and yellow-orange RSC “E” [TE4-5] horizontal pair, fresh with large part original gum

£120-150

5d. purple-brown and olive-yellow marginal block of six [LG38/49], [44] King’s wisp flaw, the upper block of four unmounted and the pair at foot with small hinge remainder only. A fine and scarce positional multiple. Photo

£300-400

5d. reddish brown and ochre RSC “B” [LG], the so-called “Roman ochre”, neatly cancelled with Salisbury c.d.s.; fine. Photo

£120-150

5d. purple-brown and ochre error of colour [TE], unused with large part original gum; traces of foxing on reverse of perfs. at foot, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1993). S.G. 141ab, £600. Photo

£120-150

5d. purple-brown and ochre error of colour [TE2], Queen’s thick ear, fresh with large part original gum; light crease right. Scarce. S.G. 141ab. Photo

£400-500

5d. lake-brown and olive [NG5-20] upper right corner vertical strip of four with sheet number “119”, [10] medal cuts, fresh and mounted in margins only; [10] with a couple of natural paper creases, otherwise fine. A rare positional multiple of this scarce shade. S.G. 143. Photo

£800-1,000

5d. lake-brown and olive [NG], fresh mint with a single hinge remainder. S.G. 143, £300. Photo

£100-120

6d. bright chestnut and mauve [LG], fresh unused with large part original gum. S.G. 145a, £700. Photo

£250-300

6d. purple-brown and deep claret RSC “F” [TE2], Queen’s thick ear, large part original gum; thin towards top though rare and of very fine appearance

£80-100

6d. red-brown and maroon RSC “G” [TE], unused with large part original gum; trace of thinning, otherwise fine. Scarce. Photo

£250-300

6d. purple-brown and brown-purple RSC “H” [TE2], Queen’s thick ear, fresh mint with a single hinge remainder; fine. Photo

£200-250

8d. black and purple [MG], unused with small part original gum; a couple of thins and traces of foxing on face though of generally fine appearance for this very rare stamp. S.G. 146, £5,000. Photo

£400-500

10d. scarlet and reddish mauve [LG], overprinted “SPECIMEN” and additionally handstamped “ULTRAMAR” in violet, both vertically at centre, part original gum; small corner crease, otherwise sound. Scarce

£80-100

10d. scarlet and reddish mauve [LG4-15] upper right corner block of six with sheet number “39”, [9] footprint, [15] King’s eyebrow line, fresh mint and mounted in margins only; [14] with a thinned corner otherwise fine and an appealing positional multiple. S.G. 149. Photo

£250-300

10d. carmine and deep purple [LG], fresh with large part original gum; most attractive. S.G. 150, £650. Photo

£250-300

1/- black and deep blue-green [LG2], Long gash in Queen’s ear, rich colours, part original gum; natural paper crease; fine appearance. S.G. 151a. Photo

£100-120

1/- black and pale blue-green upper left corner block of four [MG1-7], [2] Mid gash in Queen’s ear, large part original gum; hinge remains on face of margin and thin in left margin. Scarce. S.G. 152. Photo

£400-500

1/- black and pale blue-green [MG2] Mid gash in Queen’s ear, and [MG3] marginal with imprint, both fresh with large part original gum

£80-100

1/- purple-black and blue-green [LG], fresh mint with a single hinge remainder. S.G. 152a

£80-100

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1/- purple-black and blue-green [LG], fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 152a

£80-100

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2/- black and ultramarine [LG2], Long gash in Queen’s ear, neatly cancelled with Salisbury c.d.s. leaving the Queen’s portrait clear; fine. S.G. 153. Photo

£80-100

2/- black and dull blue [TE], fresh with a single hinge remainder. Fine and scarce. S.G. 154, £1,100. Photo

£400-500

2/6d. black and lake [HP20], Medal cuts, fresh mint with a small single hinge remainder; very fine. S.G. 155, £350. Photo

£120-150

2/6d. black and lake [HP40] Medal cuts, with sheet margin at right, fresh mint. S.G. 155. Photo

£150-200

2/6d. black and lake [HP], fresh mint with a small single hinge remainder; very fine. S.G. 155, £350. Photo

£120-150

2/6d. black and lake [HP], neatly cancelled-to-order with Salisbury c.d.s.; fine. S.G. 155. Photo

£150-200

2/6d. brownish black and carmine-red RSC “A” [HP], 3/- bright green and magenta [SG], 5/- vermilion and deep green [LG] and 5/- scarlet and pale yellow-green [LG], all commercially used; a few small imperfections though a scarce quartet

£200-250

2/6d. black and crimson [LG] showing printer’s dot in lower right corner, large part original gum; fine. S.G. 155a. Photo

£120-150

2/6d. black and crimson [LG4] with two dots above left-hand value tablet, fresh with part original gum; thin spot, otherwise sound. S.G. 155a, £325

£80-100

2/6d. black and crimson [LG15], King’s eyebrow line, fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 155a, £325. Photo

£100-120

2/6d. black and crimson [LG] with printer’s mark at lower right, fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 155a, £325. Photo

£100-120

2/6d. sepia and deep crimson [LG29] with flaws on left-hand “6”, fresh with part original gum. S.G. 156, £400. Photo

£140-180

2/6d. bistre-brown and crimson [MG], fresh mint with a single hinge remainder; the usual slight gum crackling. An attractive example of this scarce shade. S.G. 156a. Photo

£350-400

2/6d. deep brown and brown-lake RSC “E” [MG], fresh with part original gum; scarce and attractive. Photo

£400-500 £120-150

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2/6d. black and rose-carmine [LG], fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. 157. Photo

494

2/6d. black and rose-crimson [LG], fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 157, £325

£80-100

495

2/6d. black and rose-crimson [LG2], Long gash in Queen’s ear, part triple-ring datestamp for November 1910 at right leaving Queen’s portrait clear; light horizontal crease, fine appearance. S.G. 157. Photo

£350-400

496

3/- green and violet [LG], fresh with part original gum. S.G. 158

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3/- green and violet [LG] (2), one [LG15] King’s eyebrow line, fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 158, £400

£150-200

3/- green and violet [LG] and 3/- deep blush green and deep purple RSC “A” [LG], part to large part original gum

£150-200

3/- deep blush green and deep purple RSC “A” [LG], fresh with large part original gum; fine

£80-100

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3/- bright green and magenta [SG], large part original gum. Scarce. S.G. 158a. Photo Photos also appear on page 63

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3/- bright green and magenta [SG], large part original gum; gum burst and a light horizontal bend. S.G. 158a. Photo

£200-250

3/- bright green and magenta [SG5] showing “cracked” upper right value tablet with scratch below, small part Salisbury c.d.s. at foot. Scarce. S.G. 158a. Photo

£150-200

5/- vermilion and deep green [LG19] with printer’s dot at upper right, fresh mint. S.G. 159. Photo

£100-120

5/- vermilion and deep green [LG] with “wavy line” above right-hand value tablet, fresh with single hinge remainder. S.G. 159. Photo

£100-120

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5/- vermilion and deep green [LG], fresh with a single hinge remainder. S.G. 159. Photo

£100-120

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5/- scarlet-vermilion and deep green RSC “C” [LG], wonderful rich colour, part original gum. Photo

£120-150

5/- scarlet-vermilion and deep green RSC “C” [LG], fresh with large part original gum. Photo

£120-150

5/- scarlet and pale yellow-green [SG25], fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 160, £275. Photo

£100-120

5/- scarlet and pale yellow-green [SG40], fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 160, £275. Photo

£100-120

5/- crimson and yellow-green [LG], showing an additional row of blind perforations at top, fresh unused with large part original gum; unusual. S.G. 160a, £250. Photo

£100-120

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5/- crimson and yellow-green [LG], fresh with part original gum. S.G. 160a, £250

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7/6d. carmine and pale blue [LG], large part original gum; small light mark on gum. S.G. 160b. Photo

£200-250

£80-100

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7/6d. carmine and pale blue [LG], fresh colours, part original gum. S.G. 160b. Photo

£150-200

514

7/6d. bright carmine and blue RSC “A” [LG], small part of printer’s mark at upper right, part original gum. Photo

£200-250

7/6d. bright carmine and blue RSC “A” [LG], white flaw joining “IA”, fresh with part original gum. Photo

£200-250

7/6d. bright carmine and blue RSC “A” [LG28], neatly cancelled with upper half of Livingstone c.d.s.; trace of soiling in one corner, otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

£350-400

7/6d. deep rose-red and (bright) grey-blue RSC “C” [HP], fresh with large part original gum. Photo

£250-300

7/6d. deep rose-red and (bright) grey-blue RSC “C” [HP], fresh with large part original gum; light horizontal bend, otherwise fine. Photo

£150-200

7/6d. deep rose-red and (bright) grey-blue RSC “C” [HP], fine cancelled-to-order with part Salisbury c.d.s. Photo

£200-250

7/6d. deep rose-red and (bright) grey-blue RSC “C” [HP], fine cancelled-to-order with part Salisbury c.d.s. Photo

£200-250

7/6d. carmine and light blue [LG], marginal from the left of the sheet, fresh colours, small patch of flat gum, otherwise unmounted mint. S.G. 161. Photo

£500-600

7/6d. carmine and light blue [LG], fresh vibrant colours, large part original gum. Most attractive. S.G. 161. Photo

£300-400

7/6d. carmine and light blue [LG9], footprint and showing a major printing flaw at left side affecting the value and scroll tablets, fresh with part original gum. S.G. 161. Photo

£350-400

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7/6d. carmine and light blue [LG], showing “missing” left side of left-hand value circle, mint with two hinge remainders. S.G. 161. Photo

£250-300

7/6d. carmine and light blue [LG], commercially used with Salisbury 6 January 1911 c.d.s. (an early date); a couple of small inclusions one of which has caused a small “thin”. S.G. 161. Photo

£250-300

7/6d. (reddish) carmine and deep dull blue RSC “D” [MG], large part original gum; thin at foot though of fine appearance. Very scarce. Photo

£150-200

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7/6d. carmine and bright blue [SG] with printer’s mark at upper left, fresh lightly mounted mint; a couple of light marks on gum. A most appealing example of this rare and lovely stamp. S.G. 162. Photo

£1,200-1,500

10/- deep myrtle and orange [HP] with dot above 5th. rayon, very lightly mounted mint. S.G. 163. Photo

£250-300 £250-300

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10/- deep myrtle and orange [HP], fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. 163. Photo

530

10/- deep myrtle and orange [HP] with printer’s guide dot at upper right, cancelled-toorder; fine. S.G. 163, £275

£80-100

10/- deep myrtle and orange [HP], two examples cancelled-to-order at Bulawayo and Gwelo, fine. S.G. 163

£150-200

10/- bottle green and reddish orange RSC “B” [MG], large part original gum; horizontal creases though of fine appearance and a rare printing. Photo

£200-250

10/- blue-green and orange [LG], fresh and very lightly mounted with only the trace of a hinge remnant. S.G. 164. Photo

£180-200

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10/- blue-green and orange [LG], fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 164. Photo

£150-200

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10/- blue-green and orange [LG] with printer’s mark at upper right, part original gum. S.G. 164. Photo

£140-180

£1 carmine-red and bluish black [LG], marginal from the left of the sheet, lightly mounted mint. Most attractive. S.G. 165. Photo

£600-700

£1 carmine-red and bluish black [LG] showing numerous frame plate scratches, fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. 165. Photo

£450-500

£1 rose-scarlet and bluish black [MG] showing printer’s mark at lower left, neatly cancelled-to-order with Gwelo c.d.s. S.G. 166. Photo

£150-180

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£1 rose-scarlet and bluish black [MG] with printer’s mark at upper left, neatly cancelledto-order with part Salisbury c.d.s. S.G. 166. Photo

£150-200

£1 carmine and blue-black RSC “E” (the so-called “bright carmine and bluish slate”) [LG] showing a few small dots and scratches at foot, fresh mint with a single hinge remainder; fine and scarce. Photo

£600-700 £350-400

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544

⁄ 2 d. apple-green RLJ 6, fresh with part original gum. Scarce. S.G. 169, £600. Photo

£200-250

2d. black and grey-black showing printer’s mark at upper left, lightly mounted mint; some rough perfs. at foot, otherwise fresh and fine. Brandon Certificate (1980). S.G. 171, £900. Photo

£100-120

2d. black and grey-black RSC “F” [NG], unused with large part original gum; tiny surface fault at right, otherwise fine. Scarce. Photo

£300-400

545

2d. black and slate-black [TE], fresh with large part original gum. Rare. Photo

£400-500

546

刂+ អ

4d. blue-black and dull orange RSC “C” [HP34-40] marginal block of four from the right of the sheet, [40] Medal cuts, lightly mounted mint with the lower pair remaining unmounted mint; [39] with tiny brown mark at foot. S.G. 174 group

£150-180

4d. blue-black and yellow-orange RSC “E” [TE], fresh mint with a single hinge remainder. Photo

£150-200

4d. blue-black and yellow-orange RSC “E” [TE], fresh unused with part original gum. Photo

£150-200

547

548

549

549

550

551

6d. red-brown and crimson RSC “D” [HP], a marginal example from the left of the sheet, fresh with large part original gum. A most attractive example of this rare stamp. Photo

£1,500-1,800

1/- black and blue-green [?NG], a horizontal pair each neatly cancelled with Nyamandhlovu 1917 c.d.s.; fine and most attractive

£80-100

2/- black and dull blue [TE5], neatly cancelled with one complete and one part strike of the “RE GD BULAWAYO/RHODESIA” single-ring d.s.; very fine and most attractive. S.G. 178, £350. Photo

£120-150

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Rhodesia, 1910-13 Double Head Issue, Perforated 15 - contd. 552

£1 scarlet and deep slate (the so-called “Scarlets”) [HP44-45] horizontal pair with neat 1919 manuscript fiscal cancellations; fine and scarce. Photo

£150-200

Perforated 14x15 553

554

3d. deep reddish purple and ochre RSC “I” [NG42-43] horizontal pair (severed and rejoined) sharing central Jumbo Mine c.d.s.; one with a few rough perfs. at top, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. 180. Photo

£150-200

3d. deep reddish purple and ochre RSC “I” [NG], neatly cancelled with Gatooma 4 June 1913 c.d.s.; very fine. S.G. 180. Photo

£120-150

Perforated 1312⁄ 555

8d. grey-purple and dull purple [LG], fresh with large part original gum. S.G. 185a, £375

£150-200

The “Clandestine” Roulettes 556

557

3d., 3/- (2, one marginal, [25]), 5/- and 10/-, the 3d., 5/- and 10/- showing printer’s marks, unused with part gum; one 3/- with a short crease, otherwise fine

£250-300

3d. [SG1-6] upper left corner pair, [1] under-inked in places, large part gum. Photo

£150-200

558 558

6d. [SG43-48], the unique vertical marginal pair with imprint, [43] showing printer’s dot at upper left corner, part original gum; a couple of trivial imperfections not detracting this most important multiple. Photo

£1,500-2,000

Note: No 6d. from a short gash printing was ever issued 559

刂+ អ

5/- [SG31-37] block of four, large part gum. Scarce and most attractive. Photo

£350-400

560

5/- [SG45-50] lower right corner vertical pair, large part gum; fine. Photo

£150-200

561

£1 [LG15] marginal, King’s eyebrow line, large part gum. Scarce. Photo

£200-250

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552

554

614

561

617

607

621

619

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658

649

660

659

669

679

684 666

685

691

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Rhodesia, 1910-13 Double Head Issue- contd. File Sheet Samples The following section offers a remarkable group of these fascinating stamps which were originally discovered in the printer’s archive. All have been washed, are without gum, and have hole punctures of varying size. Due to the way in which these stamps were stored colours do vary. It is recommended that buyers intending to bid on any lot in this section should either view personally or seek condition reports as no lot will be accepted for return on the grounds of condition អ B

1 ⁄ 2 d. Printing E, Plate III, RLJ 9, deep dull green group upper right corner block of six [8-20], scarce. S.G. 122

£120-150

2d. Printing 1, [LG34-40] marginal block of four. S.G. 126

£120-150

2d. Printing 5, [LG41-49] lower left corner block of eight. S.G. 126

£200-250

អ 565 +

2d. Printing 5, [LG3-9] marginal block of four with part imprint. S.G. 126

£100-120

អ 566 +

2d. Printing 6 RSC “D”, [LG12-18] block of four

£100-120

អ 567 +

2d. Printing 10 RSC “G” (“green heads” under ultra-violet), [NG1-7] upper right corner block of four with printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. Photo

£250-300

2d. Printing 12 (Plate 5555 - the unissued stamps), [HP21-27] marginal block of four

£150-200

562

អ 563 +

564

អ B

អ 568 +

569

អ B

2d. Printing 13 RSC “D”, [TE33-40] marginal block of six

£200-250

570

អ B

21⁄ 2 d. Printing 1, [3-10] upper right corner block of six, printer’s file number and numbers printed in top margin

£100-120

21⁄ 2 d. Printing 8, [1-8] upper left corner block of six (cut to have full imprint) with printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. Photo

£100-120

3d. Printing 2, [TE34-50] lower right corner block of eight. S.G. 137

£250-300

អ 573 +

3d. Printing 8, [TE27-33] block of four. S.G. 137

£150-200

អ 574 +

3d. Printing 10 RSC “G”, [NG11-17] perf. 15 block of four. Photo

£250-300

3d. Printing 12 RSC “B” (Plate 5555 - the unissued stamps), [HP43-50] lower right corner block of six, [43] with printer’s mark

£150-200

អ 576 +

4d. Printing 1 RSC “A”, [MG12-18] block of four, [13] with printer’s mark

£100-120

អ 577 +

4d. Printing 6, [LG31-37] marginal block of four. S.G. 140

£120-150

អ 578 +

4d. Printing 10 RSC “E”, [TE1-7] perf. 15 corner block of four, [2] with Queen’s thick ear, printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. Photo

£300-350

4d. Printing 11 RSC “F”, [NG41-47] perf. 15 corner block of four, [46] with King’s beard flaw. Photo

£200-250

5d. Printing 6, [LG1-8] upper left corner block of six, [2] with Long gash in Queen’s ear, printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. S.G. 141a. Photo

£200-250

អ 581 +

5d. Printing 10 RSC “C”, [TE14-20] marginal block of four

£200-250

អ 582 +

6d. Printing 2, [TE28-34] block of four. S.G. 145

£120-150

6d. Printing 8 RSC “E”, [TE32-43] block of six

£100-120

6d. Printing 10 RSC “H”, [TE31-37] marginal block of four

£200-250

571

572

575

អ B

អ B

អ B

អ 579 +

580

583

អ B

អ B

អ 584 +

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557

559

574 578

567

571

579

587 580

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Rhodesia, 1910-13 Double Head Issue, File Sheet Samples- contd. អ 585 +

8d. Printing 1, [LG13-19] perf. 131⁄ 2 block of four. S.G. 185

£200-250

អ 586 +

8d. Printing 2, [LG42-48] perf. 131⁄ 2 block of four. S.G. 185

£140-180

10d. Printing 1, [LG13-20] marginal block of six, [15] with King’s eyebrow line. S.G. 150. Photo

£200-250

1/- Printing 2, [MG11-17] marginal block of four. S.G. 152

£120-150

1/- Printing 6, RSC “E”, [TE3-10] upper right corner block of six, printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. Photo

£200-250

587

អ B

អ 588 +

589

អ B

590

អ B

1/- Printing 9 RSC “F” variant (“vanishing heads”), [NG22-33] block of six

£150-200

591

អ B

2/- Printing 1 RSC “D”, [TE16-27] marginal block of six

£300-350

អ 592 +

2/- Printing 9 RSC “C”, [NG13-19] block of four

£100-120

អ 593 +

2/6d. Printing 4, [LG31-37] marginal block of four. S.G. 155a. Photo

£250-300

អ 594 +

2/6d. Printing 7, [LG4-10] upper right corner block of four with printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. S.G. 157. Photo

£200-250

2/6d. Printing 12, (Plate 5555 - the unissued stamps), [HP23-30] marginal block of six with [29] showing flaws on left-hand “6”. S.G. 155. Photo

£300-400

អ 596 +

3/- Printing 1, [SG31-37] marginal block of four. S.G. 158a. Photo

£300-350

អ 597 +

3/- Printing 7, [SG12-18] block of four. S.G. 158a. Photo

£200-250

អ 598 +

5/- Printing 1, [SG21-27] block of four. S.G. 160. Photo

£200-250

អ 599 +

5/- Printing 7, [SG22-28] block of four. S.G. 160. Photo

£200-250

7/6d. Printing 7, [LG1-8] upper left corner block of six, [2] with Long gash in Queen’s ear, printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. S.G. 160b. Photo

£600-800

7/6d. Printing 12 RSC “C”, (Plate 5555 - the unissued stamps), [HP1-7] upper left corner block of four, [2] with Hook in Queen’s ear, printer’s file number, date and numbers written in top margin. Photo

£400-500

7/6d. Printing 12 RSC “C”, (Plate 5555 - the unissued stamps), [HP11-17] marginal block of four. Photo

£350-400

អ 603 +

10/- Printing 1 RSC “B”, [MG14-20] marginal block of four. Photo

£300-350

អ 604 +

10/- Printing 12, (Plate 5555 - the unissued stamps), [HP21-27] marginal block of four, S.G. 163. Photo

£200-250

អ 605 +

£1 Printing 6, [MG36-42] marginal block of four. S.G. 166. Photo

£300-350

អ 606 +

£1 Printing 9 RSC “G”, [HP12-18] block of four. Photo

£400-500

595

600

អ B

អ B

អ 601 +

អ 602 +

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ᔛ S

1917 Admiral 11⁄ 2 d. bistre-brown strip of three each overprinted “SPECIMEN” (W3), affixed to piece and tied by a large part strike of the Madagascar “COLLECTION DE BERNE” handstamp in red. Unique. Photo

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£600-800


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596

597

599

598

602

603

600

604

601

605

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SAMOA x608

1973 (29 Jan.) Boy Scout Movement, (9 Mar.) Air and (20 Aug.) 25th Anniv. of WHO, 1974 (24 Jan.) Commonwealth Games and (4 Sept.) Centenary of UPU, 1975 (14 Mar.) “Joyita Mystery” and 1977 (11 Feb.) Silver Jubilee and Royal Visit official Australia Post Office new issue press releases each with imperforate black and white bromide (25 in total) of the new stamp issue affixed, also two bromides without the press release and ten other 1970s press releases without photos

£400-450

SARAWAK 609

610

611

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1965 (Nov.) Orchid 6c. marginal imperforate horizontal pair; the right-hand stamp with small wrinkle, unmounted mint. ISC 227c

£60-80

1979 (Apr.) Flowers, 10c. showing grossly misplaced vertical perforations, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 236

£60-80

–– 10c. showing grossly misplaced vertical perforations, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 236

£60-80

SEYCHELLES 612

613

614

615

1893 “3/cents” on 4c. carmine and green (2), both with variety surcharge inverted in slightly differing positions, unused with part original gum; both with creases (one at top and one diagonal at lower left) though of good appearance. B.P.A. Certificate (2007) for both. S.G. 15a, £600

£100-120

1901 (June-Oct.) “3 cents” on 16c. chestnut and blue Die II, variety “3 cents” almost entirely omitted, unused with part original gum, and “6 cents” on 8c. brown-purple and ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, unused with part original gum; a little stained at top, otherwise sound. Scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (2007) for each . S.G. 38c var., 40a, £650+

£100-120

1906 1r.50 black and carmine, variety dented frame, Row 1/6, large part original gum; one thinned perf. at top, otherwise fine. Rare. S.G. 69a, £800. Photo

£200-250

1938-49 2r. to 5r. set of twenty-five with a range of additional shades/papers to 2r.25, and 1952 set, good to fine mint. S.G. 135-149, 158-172, £600+

£100-120

SIERRA LEONE x616

617

ᔛ E

1859-97 fine and duplicated collection of Q.V. on Hagner leaves with 1859-74 shades unused and used, imperforate plate proof, 1872-73 set unused and used, some watermark upright values unused and used, 1876-77 set unused and used, 1883 including 1d. unused (2), 1884 issue including unused and used multiples, 1885-96 6d. pane of twenty, 1893 1⁄ 2 d. on 11⁄ 2 d. including inverted surcharge (3) and “PFNNY” (2), 1896-97 set to 5/in blocks of four plus £1 corner single, set overprinted “SPECIMEN” and used, 1897 Stamp Duty including 1d. on 6d. used on local cover dated 1894 (10 May), 21⁄ 2 d. on 3d. block of thirty from foot of sheet, other multiples showing the different types, 21⁄ 2 d. on 1/corner strip of five, strip of three on local registered envelope, other singles and multiples including italic “N” in strip of three (light ageing). An exciting and valuable collection, well worth examination.

£6,000-7,000

1884-91 imperforate proof in ultramarine with handpainted “21⁄ 2 penny” value tablet, initialled in red ink in margin at top and affixed to piece of the same size. Unique and most attractive. Photo

£600-700

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SINGAPORE 618

619

620

621

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1969 Founding miniature sheet without margins, fine used with special day of issue c.d.s., fine. S.G. MS127

£60-80

1974 (June) 9th Asia-Pacific Scout Conference 10c. showing major shift of gold to right, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 233var. Photo

£150-180

1976 (14 Nov.) Paintings miniature sheets (100), a complete pack still in its original Postal Services Department wrapping, unmounted mint. S.G. MS282, £1,800

£200-250

1977 (Apr.) Sea Shells 10c. horizontal pair, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 291a, £500. Photo

£150-180

SOMALILAND 622

623

624

625



刂អ ᔛ B

1903 on India selection, including (June) set mint and with some used to 3r. and 5r., (Sept-Nov.) Q.V. set used, K.E.VII set mint and used with a couple of mint blocks, and a few Officials; generally good to fine

£150-200

1903 (1 June) 21⁄ 2 a. ultramarine horizontal pair, [169-170], the left-hand stamp showing variety “BRIT SH” with trace of “I” showing as in most cases, fresh mint. B.P.A. Certificate (1943). S.G. 4a var.

£60-70

1903 (July) envelope from an Officer in the 6th. King’s African Rifles bearing 1a. cancelled with Berbera c.d.s., 1904 (10 Feb.) unstamped envelope from an Officer in the Royal Irish Rifles marked “On Active Service, Somaliland, No stamps available” with F.P.O. 45 c.d.s. and Base Office Berbera c.d.s., 1904 letter from Major-General Egerton written at “Camp Gualo, Nogal Valley”, 1904 (12 Feb.) unstamped envelope marked “Postage bearing No stamp available” and with F.P.O. 48 c.d.s. and Base Office Berbera c.d.s., 1904 (15 Feb.) unstamped envelope from British Central Africa to a soldier in the King’s African Rifles, franked at 1d. and with Base Office Berbera c.d.s. on reverse, 1904 (7 Mar.) India 1a. card to India cancelled with F.P.O. 45 c.d.s. and showing Base Office Berbera c.d.s. at foot, and 1904 (Mar.) postcard from England to General Egerton requesting his signature and return, showing Base Office Berbera c.d.s. and taxed 2d. on return. An interesting group

£500-600

1903 (Sept.-Nov.) 21⁄ 2 a. ultramarine, a lower right corner block of eight (4x2) from the upper pane, and a lower right corner block of thirty (6x5) from the lower pane (one creased), fine unmounted mint, the latter mounted in the margins; 1903 (Sept.) 1a. carmine (2), one showing variety “BRIT SH” [84], the other showing variety BR TISH” [13] with trace of missing “I” at top; Official 1903 overprinted “SERVICE” set of four each handstamped “SPECIMEN” (16.2x2.75mm.), fine mint

£60-70

Covers and Cancellations 626

A  ᔛ

1931 (25 Feb.) envelope flown by Imperial Airways on first flight London to Wadi Halfa and forwarded to Sheikh with manuscript note “Via Aden”, franked at 5d. and showing, on reverse, Wadi Halfa (6.3), Shellal-Halfa T.P.O. No. 1 (14.3), Cairo (16.3), Port SaidBilbeis T.P.O. (16.3) and Berbera (23.3) datestamps, and 1935 (27 Oct.) envelope flown on first acceptance, Belgium to Somaliland Protectorate, from Brussels to Berbera franked at 2f.35c., showing fine arrival c.d.s. (25.11) with, on reverse, Djibouti transit d.s.; 1937 (24 May) OHMS envelope (228x105mm.) to Surrey and (13 Dec.) similar envelope to USA, each showing “BERBERA/PAID/BRITISH SOMALILAND” c.d.s. (Type OP2a) in red, the latter being the latest recorded date, 1941 (16 Apr.) unstamped envelope to South Africa, marked “On Active Service”, showing fine strike of “A.P.O.-U-M.P.K./7” c.d.s. (Berbera) and Type SA100 Censor h.s. for No. 98, (2-11 June) similar envelopes each with good to fine “A.P.O.-U-M.P.K./15” c.d.s. (Berbera) and various censor marks

£200-250

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SOUTH AFRICA 627

628

629

630

631

632

633

634

635

636













A  ᔛ





1897-1913 envelopes/cards (14) with various single or double-ring Ocean Post Office c.d.s., 1927 Ocean Letter envelope registered to Johannesburg with Shipping Postmaster c.d.s., and a range of 1950s and 1960s envelopes (c.50) with various Paquebot and ship’s cachets

£300-350

1900 (12 April) envelope to Leominster bearing Great Britain 1881 1d. with violet “BRITISH ARMY POST OFFICE/SOUTH AFRICA” cancellation, arrival datestamps (7.5) on reverse; vertical filing fold and a little roughly opened

£120-150

1910-61 mint collection neatly mounted on printed leaves, including 1913-24 1⁄ 2 d. to £1 with a few shades to 5/-, £1 pale olive-green and red (toned gum), and coil stamps, 1925 Air set, 1927-30 set in pairs, 1930-45 set with 2d., 4d. and 2/6d. shades in pairs, 1933-48 set with shades to 10/- in pairs, and a comprehensive collection of later issues; generally good to fine

£1,200-1,400

1910-13 selection of covers/cards (45) and loose adhesives/pieces with Inter-Provincial usages, mostly addressed internally though with a few to Germany, two registered and two taxed; four later usages

£750-800

1914-16 Prisoner of War and censored civilian mail, collection of twenty-three, mostly stampless covers or cards, including Censor markings of Beaconsfield, Bloemfontein (Tempe), Durban, Eastcourt, Pietermaritzburg (Fort Napier), Pretoria (Roberts Heights), chiefly fine

£350-400

1914 envelope and 1915-16 printed cards (three different) from P.O.W.’s at Pietermaritzburg, all with boxed P.O.W. framed cachets in violet and Censor cachets

£100-120

1917-19 Prisoners of War, collection of thirteen covers or cards, including 1916 to Geneva bearing South Africa 1913 1⁄ 2 d., 1d. (2) with Warmbad cancellations and bilingual “PASSED BY CENSOR” handstamp, 1916, 1917 and 1918 stampless from Aus, 1917 stampless, censored, from Swakopmund, undated to England from Okanjande, Incoming Mail with 1915 card from Hungary to Kimberley, forwarded to Aus, 1916 to Windhoek with violet “Prisoner of War/Free of Charge”, etc., chiefly fine

£300-350

1935-56 collection of covers/cards (30) all sent by airmail to a variety of destinations and with frankings from 11⁄ 2 d. to 7/6d.; generally good to fine

£300-350

1941-45 selection of WWII envelopes/aerogrammes (40 and two fronts) showing a variety of civilian and military cancellations; also six further covers with two Official and three with machine d.s. in red

£350-400

1942-44 selection of P.O.W. envelopes, one unstamped from Pretoria to Dar-es-Salaam, one unstamped from Italy to South Africa with boxed “TRANSFERRED/FROM/SOUTH AFRICA” h.s. in magenta, and six stamped at 4d. to Windhoek or 9d. to Germany (2), Italy (2) or Switzerland, various handstamps and cancellations

£150-200

Airmails x637

x638

x639

x640

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

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1936 (Sept.-Oct.) Schlesinger Air Race envelope carried by Capt. S.S. Halse, who crashed near Salisbury, to England, and signed by him, bearing G.B. 1⁄ 2 d. cancelled at Portsmouth (28.9) and Southern Rhodesia 1d. (2) cancelled at Salisbury (12.10)

£400-500

1974 (Nov.) meter-franked envelope from Germany to Johannesburg, showing a fine strike of the bi-lingual “RETRIEVED FROM AIR CRASH ON 20 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI.” cachet in magenta

£70-80

FROM AIR CRASH ON 20 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI.”

–– envelope from Italy to Durban, showing a fine strike of the bi-lingual “RETRIEVED cachet in magenta

£70-80

–– meter-franked envelope from Germany to Johannesburg, showing a fine strike of the bi-lingual “RETRIEVED FROM AIR CRASH ON 20 NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI.” cachet in magenta

£70-80


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

641 x641



1841 (27 May) entire letter to Campbell Town, Tasmania, rated “11” and showing good legible strike of circular “POST OFFICE/Crown/ADELAIDE” handstamp with, on reverse, boxed “SHIP LETTER” d.s. of Hobart (15.6). Mail between South Australia and Tasmania very scarce in the early period - South Australia only settled in 1838. Photo

£3,000-4,000

SOUTHERN RHODESIA 642



643

1902-74, selection of twenty-three covers or cards, including Rhodesia 1902 1d. postal stationery card to Stellenbosch, 1933 airmail to Edinburgh, 1940 from Bulawayo to Glasgow with “WE REALISE IN RHODESIA THE SAFE ARRIVAL OF THIS LETTER IS DUE TO THE BRITISH NAVY” label, 1974 stampless to Salisbury with green “RHODESIAN ARMY/OFFICIAL FREE” cachet, etc., mixed condition

£150-200

1924-29 issue collection on two Hagner leaves, the mint with four sets and some additional values to 1/6d., a few showing printer’s marks, and used with a set and some additional values to 2/6d. including 6d. block of ten with Shabani c.d.s.; one mint 5/faded though generally good to fine

£400-500

1931-37 Issue 644

645

646

647

អ B

A collection with all values and most perfs. represented including mint 1/- perf. 14 and with some additional values/shades to 5/- (3), and a range of used with values to 5/- (5) including 4d. perf. 14, 1/- perf. 14 (4) and 1/6d. perf. 111⁄ 2 (2); generally good to fine

£500-600

A complete set of thirty-one with all perfs., mint; a few small imperfections in places though of generally fine appearance. S.G. 15-27, £750

£200-250

A complete range of printings ex the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, comprising perf. 12 values (25 to 5/- with no 11⁄ 2 d.), perf. 11 values (23 to 2/6d.) and perf. 14 (8 to 1/-), all fresh unused and marginal from the left of the sheet with printing dates pencilled on face of margin. Cat. £1,000+ as mint

£250-300

1 ⁄ 2 d. and 1d. booklet panes of six (no selvedge) and 11⁄ 2 d. booklet pane of four with selvedge, mint; 1⁄ 2 d. (2) and 11⁄ 2 d. booklet panes of six (no selvedge) used, the latter on piece; a scarce group

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刂 ᔛ

1/- black and greenish blue, perf. 14, marginal from the foot of the sheet, fresh unmounted mint; the key stamp of the set. S.G. 23b, £200

£80-100

Booklet 649

刂អ B

1933 (3 Mar.) 3/- black on red, incomplete though still retaining both 11⁄ 2 d. chocolate panes of six. A very rare booklet in any form. S.G. SB3, £3,250 complete. Photo

£800-1,000

Revenues 650

1930 3/- to £20 (eight values), fresh unused without gum and ex the printer’s archive with each dated “10.3.30” in pencil on reverse

£150-200

SOUTH WEST AFRICA South Africa used in South West Africa x651

x652

653







1915-21 envelopes (8) all censored and addressed overseas at various rates, mainly to Scandinavia and comprising items from Gibeon, Luderitzbucht (2), Ondonga (2), Swakopmund (registered at 111⁄ 2 d. with registration label showing “Deutsch” deleted) and Windhoek (2), one with oval Windhoek d.s., the others with circular datestamps; generally fine

£140-160

1916-21 envelopes (9) all addressed internally and franked at 1⁄ 2 d., 1d., 11⁄ 2 d., 2d. or 3d., datestamps comprise Karibib, Neuheusis, Okhandja (3), Omaruru, Ondongwa, Tsumeb and Walvis Bay, five with boxed or circular censor cachets with one additionally bearing censor label; also 1919 card from Windhoek to Transvaal with two different Passed Censor cachets. Generally fine

£180-200

1916-20 selection of covers/cards (14) used at various Offices, mostly censored with handstamps and/or tape; generally good to fine

£120-150

1923 (1 Jan.) 14mm. Between Lines of Overprint, Setting I x654

x655

x656

x657

658

S ᔛ

刂+ អ

x659

1

⁄ 2 d. to £1 set of twelve each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, the 1⁄ 2 d. to 6d. overprinted in Afrikaans, the 1/- to £1 overprinted in English, fresh mint with hinge remainders. S.G. 1-12, £1,400. Photo 1

⁄ 2 d. green horizontal pair with one showing variety “Wes” and 1d. rose-red horizontal pair with one showing variety “Af.rica”, fresh mint with hinge remainders. S.G. 1a, 2c, £270

£80-100

1

⁄ 2 d., 2d., 4d., 6d., 1/- (from upper right corner with interpanneau margin), 1/3d. and 2/6d. horizontal pairs with litho overprint in shiny ink, fresh with part to large part original gum; 1/3d. pair with the odd light trace of foxing, otherwise fresh and fine. S.G. 1c, 4c., 4a, 6a, 7a, 8b, 9a, £398

£120-150

1d. rose-red block of four, the lower right stamp with variety “Wes” for “West”, fresh mint with the lower pair containing the variety unmounted; the variety with a small corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 2, 2b, £170+

£50-60

1d. rose-red horizontal pair, variety overprint misplaced with “Afrika./Africa.” above “Zuid-West/South West”, fresh very lightly mounted mint. SACC 2j, R9,500; S.G. 2 var. Photo

£300-400

1d. rose-red horizontal pair, variety overprint misplaced with “Africa./Afrika.” above “Zuid-West/South Africa”, fresh very lightly mounted mint. Rare. SACC 2j, R9,500; S.G. 2 var. Photo

£300-400

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£500-600


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x660

刂+ អ

2d. dull purple block of four with interpanneau margin at right, variety overprint double, fresh mint; the lower pair with vertical perforations reinforced and traces of creasing, the upper pair fine unmounted mint. S.G. 3 var. Photo

£600-700

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x662

1926 (Jan.-May) set of three in horizontal pairs, 1926 imperf. 4d. English and Afrikaans blocks of twelve, 1927 Afrikaans overprint on stamps inscribed in English and vice versa, 1 ⁄ 2 d. and 1d. marginal blocks of six, 1d. marginal block of four with fine offset of overprint on reverse (SACC R1,300), 1d. marginal pair with one showing no dot over “i” of “Africa” and 6d. pair, 1927 imperf. 4d. and 1927 privately perforated 4d. English overprint block of eight with double perfs. at centre and Afrikaans overprint blocks of eighteen (2, one with double perfs. at centre)

£100-120

–– 2d. to 10/- 16mm. spacing set of six and 2d., 3d., 1/- and 10/- set of four with 161⁄ 2 mm. spacing, all in horizontal pairs, unused with part to large part original gum. SACC R73,610; S.G. 49-54, £269+

£100-120

1927-30 Pictorial Issue x663

x664

x665

x666

S ᔛ

ᔛ S

1

⁄ 2 d. to 10/- set of nine in horizontal pairs, each handstamped “SPECIMEN” in violet, unused with part to large part original gum (a fraction toned0; 2d. pair creased, otherwise sound. SACC R8,000; S.G. 58-67, £600

£150-200

1 ⁄ 2 d. to 10/- set of ten in horizontal pairs (largely marginal), 1⁄ 2 d. and 1d. blocks of four both the overprint misplaced to foot between the perforations, and Roto 1⁄ 2 d. blocks of four (2, one showing “tag” on buck’s ear), 1d. pair and 1d. strip of four with overprint misplaced to foot; fine mint

£150-200

1 ⁄ 2 d., 3d., 4d. and 6d. blocks of four, 1d. block of six, 2d., 2/6d., 5/- (perf. 14x131⁄ 2 ) and 10/- (perf. 14x131⁄ 2 ) horizontal pairs, one in each showing variety no stop after “A”, good to fine mint. A scarce group. S.G. 58a-63a, 65b, 66b, 67a, £1,352

£400-500

6d. green and orange horizontal pair, the right-hand stamp showing variety no stop after “A”, each handstamped “SPECIMEN” in violet; thin speck between, otherwise fine mint. Very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1990). S.G. 63a var. Photo

£300-400

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x668

x669

刂អ ᔛ B

刂 ᔛ

1935-36 Voortrekker Memorial Fund set in pairs with additional 2d. and 3d. pairs showing overprints shifted to foot and to centre respectively, 1943-44 War Effort set with additional 1/- small overprint marginal block of four with one pair showing upper background missing and 1/- large overprint marginal block of four with one showing variety bursting shell, fine mint

£100-120

1973-79 Succulents 3c. marginal block of twenty (10x2) with “arrows” at left and at right, the right-hand block of sixteen with variety value omitted and offset of the black printing on reverse, the left-hand block of four with parts of the black printing present and dramatically misplaced; fresh unmounted mint and a spectacular showpiece. SACC 252a; S.G. 243a, £1,280+

£600-700

1974 (10 Apr.) Rock-engravings 5c., marginal from the top of the sheet, variety value (value and “SWA”) omitted; fine unmounted with normal for comparison. Rare with an example recently sold for R.20,000. SACC 274a, R35,000; S.G. 265a. Photo

£1,800-2,000

Postal Stationery 670



A selection comprising cards (15, two unused), envelopes (5), registered envelopes (8) and aerogrammes (13, one used); also a few unused German South West Africa cards; generally fine

£320-350

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SUDAN 671

A  ᔛ

1927 (Feb.) Experimental East Africa Service by T.A. Gladstone, 10 February K.U.T. 20c. stationery envelope, uprated with 50c. (defective) from Nairobi to Alexandria and with fine “KENYA-SUDAN/1ST/AIR MAIL” c.d.s. (15.2) in red below, faint arrival machine d.s. (21.2) on reverse. Also 1961 envelope from London to Khartoum bearing Postage Due 10m. pair on arrival, and Bechuanaland Protectorate 1907 1⁄ 2 d. and 1d. cards each overprinted with horseshoe-shaped “SPECIMEN” h.s.

£80-100

TANGANYIKA 672

673

674





1916-18 collection of seven Prisoner of War covers or cards, including Dar-es-Salaam 1917 envelope to Berne bearing I.E.F. 3p. (2), 1⁄ 2 a. (2) and 1a., Malindi special envelope to Pretoria re-addressed to Tempe, Morogoro 1916 card to Tanga, etc., chiefly fine

£350-400

1918-26, selection of ten covers and two fronts mostly bearing 1917-21 G.E.A. issues, mostly 9c. on 10c. frankings, including 6c. and 15c. pairs on 1918 envelope registered to Surrey, 3c. (3) on reverse of 1921 O.H.M.S. envelope to India, 10c. on 1922 envelope to Surrey, etc., mixed condition

£200-250

1930-58, selection of eight covers and fifty-seven pieces or loose stamps all with cancellations of Tabora or Mwanza, including 1932 airmail to London, 1939 registered to Germany with Tabora T.P.O. Up, etc., mixed condition

£80-100

Mafia Island 675

1915-17 unused and used selection on stamps of India (41) including 1915-16 values to 12a. and 1917 values to 3a.; condition very mixed with viewing essential

£100-120

TASMANIA

676 x676



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1851 (31 May) entire letter from Adelaide to Campbell Town, rated “2” and “6”, showing Adelaide despatch c.d.s. in red with fine “C’TOWN/20 JUNE 51” postmaster’s private handstamp and, on reverse, boxed “SHIP LETTER” d.s. of Hobart (18.6); the handstamp crossed by vertical filing crease which does not significantly affect appearance. Very rare, only six examples recorded. Photo

£3,000-4,000


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677 677

1856-57 no watermark, thin white paper, 1d. pale brick-red horizontal strip of four with good to enormous margins all round, neatly cancelled three times with “61” (Hobart) obliterator; a couple of small shallow thins in no way detract from the outstanding appearance of this beautiful strip, being the largest recorded multiple of this stamp. Seldom is the largest known multiple of any rare stamp in such wonderful condition. R.P.S. Certificate (1968). S.G. 19. Photo

£4,000-5,000

678 x678

x679



1864 (6 Aug.) small envelope from Government House, Hobart addressed to a prominent landowner, John Meredith, at Swanport, showing “FREE” c.d.s. in red and signed “FG Steward”, private secretary to the Governor, fine. With original enclosure, being an invitation from Governor Gore Brown to a Ball in celebration of Her Majesty’s birthday. Superb. Photo

£1,500-2,000

1867 1d. carmine horizontal strip of six with private Walch perf 10 at top, at right and between, each cancelled with fine revenue “COLONIAL TREASURY/TASMANIA” c.d.s. for 24 August 1867, fine. The largest recorded multiple of the 1d. carmine with this private perforation. Photo

£1,000-1,200

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680 x680

ᔛ S អ B

1878 Sideface 8d. dull purple-brown, a block of twelve (4x3) with sheet margin at left, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fresh and fine unmounted mint. An exceptionally rare multiple as the sheet was separated into singles for application to UPU specimen presentation sheets. S.G. 158. Photo

£3,000-4,000

681 x681



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1883 (20 Apr.) envelope from Deloraine “via Brindisi” to Switzerland, bearing perforated Chalon 6d. and Sideface 1d. and 2d. each cancelled by “25” barred numeral, showing despatch c.d.s. at left and, on reverse, Launceston and Swiss railway TPO. A very rare origin-destination cover and desirable three colour mixed-issue franking. Pre-UPU mail from Tasmania to foreign destinations being scarce. Photo

£1,000-1,200


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682

x682



1891 (Oct.) embossed 1d. red on printed-to-private-order envelope (Harry White, Mining Agent and Broker) used from Launceston to Cressy and paying the 1d. printed matter rate (flap unsealed). Lovely quality and a scarce commercial and early use. Photo

ÂŁ300-400

Note: The 1d. die was made late in 1890 and “put into use from the beginning of 1891�: Tinsley p.169

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683 x683



1900 (24 Apr.) envelope from Frankford to London, bearing Keyplate 1⁄ 2 d. and Pictorial 1d. (2), each cancelled by “27” barred numeral, showing despatch c.d.s. at lower left with, on reverse, Launceston and arrival datestamps. A most colourful and striking example of the few Numerals on Pictorial covers known. Photo

£1,500-2,000

Note: The Barred Numeral postmarks were discontinued in favour of c.d.s. in mid-1900 due to the numeral’s defacing effect on the new 1899 Pictorial series Postal Fiscal Stamps x684

P ᔛ

1863 St. George & Dragon 3d. vertical plate proof pair on unwatermarked paper, excellent margins for this issue notable for the stamps often overlapping. A rare multiple, only one proof sheet struck by the engraver Alfred Bock. An exhibition piece. Photo

£2,500-3,000

Note: In 1889 Bock gave Basset Hull an example of the 5/- and 10/- plate proof but only had one single example of the 3d. He wrote “I am sorry I have no proofs of the stamps, excepting the 5s., 10s., and only one of the 3d., which I think is the best of the series. I enclose one each of the 10s. and 5s., but I hardly like to part with the 3d.” - Basset Hull. The Stamps of Tasmania, 1890, p.50 x685

P ᔛ

–– St. George & Dragon 5/- horizontal plate proof pair in black on unwatermarked paper, fine. A very rare multiple, only one proof sheet struck for the engraver Alfred Bock. An exhibition item. Photo

£2,500-3,000

TOGO 686



1914 (Oct.) Narrow setting 20pf. (2), 25pf. (2), 30pf. (2), 1⁄ 2 d. on 3pf. (2) and 1d. on 5pf. (pair, one defective), tied by Lome datestamps of 1914 (29 Oct.) envelope to Dahomey; a little soiled though scarce. Robineau Certificate (1967). S.G. H17, 18 19, 27, 28 Photos also appear on page 71

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£300-400


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TRANSVAAL 687



1885-1912 selection of covers/cards (21 and a front) including several bearing Arms values with triangular or circular datestamps, and a few later Boer War items; also unused stationery envelope and 1874 envelope (stamp torn away), complete with contents headed “Lydenburg Goldfields”, to England; condition mixed

£500-600

UGANDA 688

P អ ᔛ B

1995-98 Reptiles 150s., 450s. and 500s. printed together in progressive proof sheets of 150 (100 of each value in six panes of fifty) in issued colours; two sheets with some minor faults, slight creasing and folded vertically down the centre

£120-150

VICTORIA See also lots 757 and 758

689 689

ᔛ+ អ

1854 (Feb.-June) J.S. Campbell & Co., Stone A 3d. blue block of four, [13-14, 19-20], with good to very large margins nearly all round and twice neatly cancelled with indistinct Barred Oval; superb for such a very rare multiple. Rod Perry Certificate (2006). S.G. 24. Photo

£2,000-2,500

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690

690



x691

1870 (13 Aug.) envelope from Melbourne “via Marseilles” to Scotland, bearing 1863-74 “Laureated” 10d. tied by duplex, Selkirk arrival c.d.s. (3.10) on reverse; fine. A scarce routing caused by the Franco-Prussian War. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). S.G. 123. Photo

£300-400

1907 1d. rose overprinted with two thick horizontal bars for the Dickie coil vending machine trial, fresh mint. Photo

£150-200

WESTERN AUSTRALIA x692

x693



1837 (20 Mar.) entire letter from Fremantle to Hobart, rated “1/1” (4d. ship letter + 9d. within Tasmania conveyed between 135-150 miles; Launceston to Hobart Town 121 miles) and showing, on reverse, very rare framed “16MA16/1837” d.s. applied at Hobart (unlisted in Tasmania Vols. 1 and 2 though recorded 17.4.1837 - 30.7.1839; this example is the second earliest). Believed to be the earliest entire letter between the two colonies and a very early item from Western Australia. Photo

£6,000-8,000

1854-55 imperf. 4d. deep dull blue, a superb example with mainly large margins showing small portion of adjoining stamp at top, neatly cancelled by void oval obliterator, fine. S.G. 3b, £850. Photo

£400-500

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692

ZANZIBAR 694

1895-96 on India selection (21) including mint values to 8a., 2r. (2), 3r. and 5r. used; condition variable

£100-120

Postal Stationery x695

x696

x697







1895-96 selection of the “Zanzibar” overprints, comprising black overprint 1⁄ 4 a. reply paid cards (3) and 1⁄ 2 a. envelopes (4), and blue overprint cards/reply halves (7), envelopes (5) and registered envelopes (7, sizes F and J), and later issues selection with cards (11), envelope and registered envelopes (8, sizes F and J); some duplication, generally fresh and fine

£120-150

1897-1936 all different selection comprising cards (15), reply paid cards (11), letter cards (5) and registered envelopes (9, two size J), all overprinted “SPECIMEN”, a few with handstamped dates on face; generally fresh and fine

£450-500

1897-1926 selection comprising reply paid cards (9), letter cards (5) and registered envelopes (2), all overprinted “SPECIMEN”; minor duplication and a couple with faults though generally fresh and fine

£120-150

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COLLECTIONS AND RANGES 698

699

700

701

x702

703

704

705

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A Southern Africa mint selection including South Africa 1925 Air 1d. (2), 3d. (2), 6d. and 9d. (2, both marginal with value indicator) blocks of four, 1929 Air 1/- pane of sixty; South West Africa 1930 Air overprints and Cigarette Tax 1935 2d. mint blocks of thirty (2). Also a few used with Cape Triangulars (9) and Mafeking Goodyear 1d. on piece

£200-250

A selection of British Empire countries neatly arranged on album leaves including British Solomon Islands with 1907 to 1/- used, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands with 1904-08 to 5/- used, Fiji, Malayan States with Straits Settlements, Mauritius, North Borneo, St. Helena with 1903 values to 2/- mint and Seychelles mint. Generally fair to fine. (hundreds)

£250-300

A collection of Middle East overprints on stamps of India, comprising selections of Bahrain with KGV to 5r. and KGVI to 25r., Kuwait with KGV to 10r. (telegraph cancellation), 1933-34 Air set used, KGVI to 15r., Official 1923-24 1r. with postal cancellation and 2r. with telegraph cancellation, and Muscat with Postage set mint and used and some Officials; duplication throughout

£250-300

A collection of British Europe neatly arranged on album leaves including mint Cyprus 1921-23 values to 90pi., Gibraltar 1889 to 75c. on 1/-, 1889-96 values to 5pi., 1903 8/-, 1904-08 to 4/-, and Malta 1886 5/-. 1926-27 to 10/-. Condition a little mixed in places with some very fine. (hundreds)

£300-400

A British Empire collection in one small and four large stockbooks, contained in a small carton, including Bahrain, British East Africa with 1897 10r. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, Burma with 1937 set to 10r. mint, India Used Abroad range with George V values to 10r., K.U.T. with George V to 10/- and a range of George VI to £1 and some later, Malaya Straits Settlements 1867 on India set unused (11⁄ 2 c. and 2c.) or used, Nyasaland, Pakistan with some local overprints, Somaliland, Tanganyika with 1917-21 values to 5r. and 1922-24 set, mint, Zanzibar and one stockbook devoted to Ceylon. Viewing essential. Buyer to collect

£300-400

An old-time mixed mint and used collection neatly arranged on album leaves comprising British West Indies including Antigua 1862 6d. with part original gum, 1882 4d. blue mint, 1903 to 5/-, Barbados 1858 6d., 1/- used, Bermuda 1865-1903 to 1/- used, Dominica, Montserrat mint 1903 to 5/-, 1908-14 5/-, St. Kitts-Nevis 1903 to 5/- mint, St. Vincent, Trinidad 1900-04 values to 3/- mint. Condition variable. (hundreds)

£400-500

An old-time mixed mint and used collection neatly arranged on album leaves comprising British Africa including Bechuanaland, Cape of Good Hope Triangles 1d. (7), 4d. (8), 6d. (3), 1/- (4), 1902-04 values to 5/- mint, Gambia 1869 6d. pale blue used, 1922 values to 10/- mint and 4/- used, Gold Coast 1902 values to 10/- mint, Morocco Agencies 1907-12 values to 12p. on 10/- mint, Natal with values to £1, Rhodesia 1896 BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY overprinted on Cape of Good Hope values to 6d., 1905 Victoria Falls to 5/- mint, 1910-13 Double Heads to 1/- mint, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanganyika 1927-31 values to £1 mint, Zanzibar 1904 to 5r. mint. Condition a little mixed in places with some fine. (thousands)

£600-700

A well-presented mostly used collection of British Empire countries housed in twenty-one albums, contained in three cartons, including Australia with 1931-36 10/- to £1 overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/-, Canada, Cyprus 1902-04 30pa. with damaged “US”, Hong Kong with 1891 Jubilee, India and States, Malta with a range of village postmarks and mint, Mauritius and Seychelles. Generally good to fine. (thousands). Buyer to collect

£1,200-1,400


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Friday 6 May 2011 Third Session at 10.30 a.m. (Lots 706-1030) AIR MAILS Air France 706

707

708

709

710

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

Africa Service: Selection of 274 covers and cards, origins including Angola, Belgium, France, French East Africa, Great Britain, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mauritania, Middle Congo, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Reunion, Senegal, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tangier, Tunisia, etc. Many censored, registered, special cachets, etc.; chiefly good to fine

£2,000-2,500

–– Selection of over 200 covers or cards, origins including Cameroun, Dahomey, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Gold Coast, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Netherlands, Northern Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Togo, Uganda, United States, Upper Volta, many censored, registered, etc., many fine

£1,300-1,600

Europe and Asia Service: Collection of over 275 covers and cards, partly written up in a blue album and loose contained in a carton, including origins with Australia, Burma, Denmark, France, Great Britain, India, Indochina with 1931 registered to Paris bearing 1927 10c., 25c. (5), 1931 Exhibition 6c. on 90c., Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Malaya, Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, special cachets, several registered, crash cover, etc.; mixed condition. Buyer to collect

£2,000-2,500

South American and South Atlantic Services: 1929-40, collection of over 360 covers and cards, mostly well written up in four blue albums contained in a carton, origins with Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, British Guiana, France, French Sudan, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, first flights with special cachets, censored, etc.; mixed condition. Buyer to collect

£3,000-4,000

Selection of 108 covers, including Algeria, Egypt, Equatorial Africa, France, French Sudan, Gold Coast, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Madagascar with 1942 to Paris bearing 1939 Revolution 1f. 25 + 1f. and Air 4f. 50 +4f., Middle Congo, South Africa, Switzerland, Tchad, etc.; many censored, registered, mixed condition

£1,200-1,500

B.O.A.C. 711

A  ᔛ

1944-46, selection of over 400 covers contained in a carton, including origins with Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgian Congo, Ceylon, Egypt, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritius, New Zealand, Malta, Nigeria, Palestine, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, South West Africa, Sudan, Sweden, United States, RAFPOST SOUTH EAST ASIA, Airgraphs, “Blue Triangle” Air letters, “Green” envelopes, etc.; mixed condition Buyer to collect

£1,800-2,000

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713

714

715

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

African Service: 1931-40, collection of about 350 covers and cards, well written up and housed in four blue albums contained in a carton, origins with Australia, Austria, Basutoland, Belgian Congo, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Rhodesia, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, South West Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanganyika, United States, many registered, censored, etc., chiefly good to fine Buyer to collect

£2,500-3,000

Asia: 1927-40, collection of over 800 envelopes or cards, mostly well written up in seven blue albums contained in a carton, including Cairo-Basra service (16), London-Karachi, a wide range of origins and destinations, first and last flights, Postage Due, Registered, Advertising, Censored, etc., chiefly fine. Buyer to collect

£4,500-5,500

So-called “Horseshoe” route: 1940-45, collection of over 320 covers, well written up in four blue albums contained in a carton, origins with Australia, Burma, Canada, Egypt, Equatorial Africa, Fiji, France, Great Britain, India, Indochina, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Malaya and States, New Zealand, Palestine, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda, United States, many Censored, Registered, Instructional markings, etc.; chiefly good to fine. An interesting lot. Buyer to collect

£3,000-4,000

United Kingdom to Sweden Service: 1940-45, collection of forty covers, partly written up in a blue album, including censored, registered, cachets with “NO SERVICE/EXCEPT BY AIR”, meter frankings, postage due, etc., mixed condition

£300-400

K.L.M. 716

A  ᔛ

Europe and the Dutch East Indies Services, 1926-41, collection of over 150 covers and cards, well written up and housed in two albums contained in a carton, including origins with Australia, Austria, Belgium, Burma, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Indochina, Iran, Iraq, Malaya, Netherlands Indies, Palestine, Sweden, Switzerland, Venezuela, crash covers with 1931 (4 Dec.) “Oolevaar” crashed at Dong Muang (Thailand), special cachets, many registered, etc., chiefly good to fine. Buyer to collect

£1,500-2,000

Linee Aeree Transcontinentali Italiane (L.A.T.I.) 717

A  ᔛ

South Atlantic crossings: 1940-45, collection of 136 covers and cards well written up and housed in three blue albums contained in a carton, including origins with Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Italy, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay, many Censored, etc., chiefly good to fine. Buyer to collect

£2,000-2,500

Lufthansa 718

A  ᔛ

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1931-39, collection of over 200 covers and cards well written up and housed in three blue albums contained in a carton, origins with Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, French Guyana, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela, many commercial Zeppelin outward and return flights, registered, etc., chiefly good to fine. Buyer to collect

£1,800-2,000


May 6, 2011 - London Pan American Airlines 719

720

721

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

North Atlantic Services: 1939-45, collection of over 300 covers and cards, well written up in three blue albums contained in a carton, origins with Argentina, Bohemia and Moravia, Bolivia, Brazil, British Guiana, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, French Guyana, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Leeward Islands, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, many censored, registered, meter frankings, etc., chiefly fine. An interesting lot. Buyer to collect

£2,500-3,000

South Atlantic Service: 1941-45, collection of eighty-five covers, well written up in a blue album, origins including Belgian Congo, Brazil, Cameroun, Canada, Ceylon, Egypt, Equatorial Africa, Gambia, Gold Coast, Great Britain, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South West Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Transjordan, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, etc., mostly censored, many registered, a variety of instructional handstamps, chiefly fine

£1,200-1,500

Pacific and Transpacific services: 1936-41, collection of over 180 covers and cards, well written up and housed in four blue albums contained in a carton, origins with Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Burma, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Indochina, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Malaya, Mexico, Netherlands Indies, New Zealand, Palestine, Philippine Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, many censored, registered, etc., chiefly good to fine. Buyer to collect

£2,500-3,000

Q.E.A. 722

A  ᔛ

Australia-Ceylon service: 1940-45, collection of fifty-four covers and cards, well written up in a blue album, including 7d. Air Letter sheets to England, Airgraphs, Trans-Tasman Service, Sydney-London Lancastrian Service, etc., mixed condition

£800-1,000

Zeppelin 723

A  ᔛ

North Atlantic Service: 1924-37, collection of thirty-one covers and cards, largely well written up in a blue album, including origins with Germany, Switzerland, United States, etc., all commercial, mixed condition

£500-700

Airgraphs 724

725

726

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

Selection of 395 contained in a carton, many illustrated and many with envelopes, including Aleutian Islands, Canada, New Zealand, etc., also a selection of Air Mail covers with many censored, 1937 crash, catapults, etc., mixed condition. Buyer to collect

£1,500-1,700

1923-45, various in a blue album and loose, seventy-nine items, including Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Burma, Egypt, France, French Somali Coast 1941-42 sixteen covers from the special service during the British Blockade, including souvenir cover bearing 1923 10f. on 5f., Germany, Great Britain, India, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Philippine Islands, Saudi Arabia, South West Africa, Straits Settlements, Sweden, Thailand 1942 Red Cross cover registered to Geneva bearing 5s., 50s., 2b. (2), Uruguay, etc., chiefly good to fine

£1,000-1,200

1930’s-40’s, an all world selection of covers and cards contained in a carton, almost 1,600 items, partly sorted by companies, including Air France, Condor, Imperial Airways African Services, L.A.T.I., Pan American Airlines South Atlantic Service, many censored, registered, instructional markings, etc., mixed condition but an interesting lot and the basis of a fascinating collection. Buyer to collect

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ANTARCTICA 727



1901-04 British National Antarctic Expedition by Robert F. Scott, “Canterbury Times” Series 1, eleven different with nine unused and two used from New Zealand internally; all different and a fine group. Wharton DE-1 and 3 to 12; “Discovery Antarctic Series.” “Antarctic Sports” (Wharton DF-1) used from Queensland (24 May 1904) to England; one corner with light crease, otherwise fine

£250-300

PROVENANCE:

“Discovery”, 1990 728

729

730

731









1902-04 Scottish National Antarctic Expedition by William S. Bruce, 1903 (30 Dec.) envelope from Campan, Buenos Aires to John Fitchie, 3rd. Officer on the Scotia, franked at 5c., addressed locally and then redirected to Punta Pedro; some overall staining though most unusual. Photo

£250-300

1903 Swedish “Antarctic” Rescue Expedition, picture postcards published by Casa Editira, Wharton CD-2 (Commander Fragata) used from Buenos Aires (23 Dec. 1903) to France franked at 3c., and CD-6 (Dr. Gorrochátegui, Doctor) used from Buenos Aires (24 Dec. 1903) to Chascomus, franked at 2c. and with 40c. Postage Due h.s.; picture postcard published by P.L. Ballester, Punta Arenas, Wharton CC-5, superb unused, and unknown publisher inscribed “Recuerdo de la Expedicio¸n Polar Argentina” CE-2 (stained) used from Buenos Aires to Bolivar franked at 2c., and CE-3 superb unused

£140-180

1907-10 British Antarctic Expedition by Ernest H. Shackleton, 1907 (31 Dec.) letter written from Wellington and handed to Shackleton’s party for posting from Cape Royds once the post office was established, the envelope addressed to the writer’s brother in Belgium and bearing King Edward VII Land 1d. (defective) cancelled with Expedition c.d.s. for 3 February 1908, showing partially struck tax handstamp completed for “30” (centimes) in blue crayon and with locally delivery numbered h.s. alongside the adhesive, the reverse with Lyttelton (7.3), Christchurch (7.3) and Brussels (17.4) d.s. A rare nonphilatelic item of mail to an unusual destination. Photo

£200-250

1907-09 Swedish Magellanian Expedition by Dr. Carl Skottsberg, 1908 (17 Aug.) picture postcard (ruins of Valparaiso theatre after the earthquake) from to Lappvik, Finland, bearing Chile 3c. olive-brown pair lightly cancelled with c.d.s. and showing a superb strike of the “SWEDISH/MAGELLANIAN/EXPEDITION/1907-09” cachet in violet at upper left corner, arrival c.d.s. (date unclear) at foot; also a further card (stamps removed) from the same correspondence, showing the main avenue in Valparaiso before the earthquake, with an equally fine strike of the expedition cachet. Photo

£400-500

1934-37 British Graham Land Expedition by John R. Rymill 732



Undated envelope to Port Stanley, marked “Barry Island The Debs Fallines Coast 68º 10’ S: 66º 53’ W” and bearing Falkland Islands 1929-37 1d. pair and 1935 1d. both cancelled “PENOLA” between pen cross. Extremely rare with few covers recorded from this expedition. Photo

£2,500-3,000

Note: John Rymill was born in Penola, South Australia, hence the choice of name for his vessel for this expedition. The Barry Island mentioned on the cover was named by Rymill after the eldest son of Frank Debenham, a member of the Expedition Advisory Committee. Rymill made the first crossing of Graham Land and demonstrated it was joined to the Antarctic continent PROVENANCE:

Spink, 2002 733



1936 (12 Mar.?) envelope to England, marked “From the British Graham Land Expedition” in the hand of W.L.S. Fleming and bearing Falkland Islands 1929-37 4d. orange with very light Port Stanley c.d.s. with date unclear. A very rare item from this expedition of which so few items are recorded. Photo PROVENANCE:

Dr. J.H. Harvey Pirie, 1966 Dudley Styles, 1993 www.spink.com

£1,800-2,000


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732

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734



1936 (27 May) envelope (252x177mm.) from the Scott Research Institute, Cambridge to “J.I. Moore, Esq. British Graham Land Expedition M.Y. “Penola” Port Stanley Falkland Islands”, bearing G.B. 11⁄ 2 d. brown and showing “T/40/L” tax mark, arrival c.d.s. (date unclear) on reverse; the envelope with some faults though a very rare item of incoming mail to the expedition; also a fine large contemporary photograph of the Penola leaving St. Katherine’s Dock on 10 September. Photo

£500-600

Note: This and the preceding cover were discovered in June 1940 when Commander R. Black of the 1939-41 United States Antarctic Expedition made a sledge journey to the abandoned Base of the British Graham Land Expedition PROVENANCE:

Dudley Styles, 1993 735

736



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1936 (1 July) Falkland Islands and Dependencies Government Telegraph Service “RECEIVED” form to Graham Roberts in Stanley with message “Many thanks have just returned from sledgeing stop hoping to have busy spring and summer with aid of pig shaggy and company stop regards family” from Hamsteve”, Roberts signature on reverse; slight creasing though believed to be unique. Photo

£150-200

1939 (25 June) envelope to London bearing Falkland Islands uncancelled 1929 1d. (possibly applied in error) and Chile 20c. and 50c. cancelled by “MAGALLANES/ EXPEDICION” c.d.s. with a further strike alongside; also Tierra Del Fuego 1891 Local 10c. red label, a fresh mint marginal block of nine showing trace of printer’s imprint, and a used example in Indian red cancelled with Sandy Point 1918 double-ring d.s. in violet

£200-250


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FORWARDER LABELS Brazil 737



1854 (Mar.) entire to France, headed “Rio Grande” and carried privately to Rio de Janeiro where a Miller Le Cocq & Co. label (not recorded by Rowe) has been affixed on the reverse, showing framed “COLONIES/&C ART. 12” and decimes h.s. and, on reverse, Rio de Janeiro (16.3), London (17.4), Paris (18.4) and Le Havre (18.4) c.d.s., and a further 1854 entire letter from Miller Le Cocq. to Portugal with a similar label (torn through on opening) applied as the sender

£200-250

Chile 738



1855 orange-brown envelope from Valparaiso to U.S.A. showing, at upper left corner, a fine fancy-framed Nye & Co. imprint in blue, oval-framed “forwarded by/J.M. FREEMAN/AGENT OF/ADAMS & CO EXPRESS/PANAMA.” h.s. in red alongside manuscript “20” due for arriving steamship letter, and with New Bedford arrival c.d.s. in blue below; most attractive. Photo

£300-400

Note: Nye & Co. were one of the very few forwarders to use printed corner-card envelopes for this service PROVENANCE:

De Voss England 739

740





1810 (7 July) entire letter from London to Madeira, carried privately to John Smith in Portsmouth and bearing, on reverse, Smith’s large “Ship-Chandler, Grocer, and SlopSeller” label, then carried out of the mails by private ship to destination; most unusual. Photo

£150-200

1868 mourning envelope from an unknown European town “Via Ostende” (under label) to Scotland, bearing label of Messers. Hallett & Co., Trafalgar Square and 1d. red cancelled with Charring Cross duplex, circular-framed “C.R./P.C” (Caledonian Railway) h.s. at foot. Photo

£100-120

Note: Not listed in Rowe, this Trafalgar Square merchant collected privately carried letters and forwarded them by the British mail system Ireland 741

742

743

744









1853 (24 July) entire letter from Queenstown “per Steamer Via Liverpool” by Cunard Africa to Richmond, Maine, U.S.A., handed to N.G. Seymour, Jun., who applied his label (the earliest type recorded by Rowe) at lower left corner, also showing Queenstown c.d.s., Liverpool “19/CENTS” h.s. in green and “BR PACKET/24” c.d.s.

£200-250

1854 (20 Mar.) envelope from Providence, Rhode Is. via Cunard Asia to Capt. Congdon care of the American Consul in Cork, showing despatch c.d.s., circular-framed “10” and manuscript “48” and “2/-” rate marks, and with N.G. Seymour & Co. United States Consulate label applied at lower left corner. Photo

£200-250

1854 (20 Aug.) entire from Queenstown by New York & Havre S.N. Co. St. Louis to Maine, showing despatch c.d.s. in red over-cancelled with “3/CENTS” and “24/N. YORK AM. PKT.” c.d.s., and with Nicholas G. Seymour & Co. label applied at upper left corner. Photo

£200-250

1861 (21 Mar.) entire letter in Swedish from London to Capt. Forsell of a Swedish Brig at Queenstown, bearing 1d. red cancelled with “4” duplex and bearing N.G. Seymour & Co. “Ship Agents” yellow label (38x12mm., not recorded by Rowe) applied at upper left corner. Photo

£200-250

Note: Seymour & Co. acted as ship agents and served as a clearing house for communications with captains of vessels arriving at Queenstown Photos appear on pages 95 and 99 Page 97


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746





1865 (5 Jan.) entire to Liverpool, carried privately to Queenstown by Capt. N.P.Muller, bearing 1d. red pair cancelled with Queenstown “157” duplex and, on reverse, C.& W.D. Seymour & Co. “Forwarded by” label (53x14mm., not recorded by Rowe). Photo

£150-200

1875 envelope to France, written at sea and delivered to Seymour by arriving ship’s captain, bearing 3d. rose Plate 17 cancelled with Queenstown “157” duplex (1.9) and with N.G. Seymour & Co. blue “Ship Agents” label tied by Calais transit c.d.s. (3.9) with oval-framed “PD” h.s. in red below. Photo

£250-300

Note: By 1875 Seymour had become agent to Lloyds and Liverpool Underwriters’ Association. It is believed that he maintained a supply of postage stamps for the convenience of customers and did not charge for this service Illustrated in Rowe’s book, 1984 and 1996 editions Natal 747



1900 (27 Jan.) envelope (of unknown origin) to Switzerland, bearing “De Wall & Co. Durban and Delagoa Bay” red-brown label and Postage 21⁄ 2 d. blue sharing Durban double-ring d.s., Zurich arrival c.d.s. (17.11) on reverse. Photo

£500-600

Note: Illustrated in Rowe, 1984 edition, page 6 when he only recorded three examples Netherlands 748

749





1842 (20 Feb.) entire letter from Rotterdam to The Hague, carried privately to ’sGravenhage and with large green label of J.J. & J.E.J. Van Nievelt (a forwarder and label not recorded by Rowe) applied on reverse, carried out of the mails to destination. Scarce and most attractive. Photo

£250-300

1846 (11 May) entire of unknown origin to ’sGravenhage, carried privately to Jonker in Amsterdam where he applied his white label (not recorded by Rowe) at left, this indicating charges and with his own datestamp at foot; unusual. Photo

£200-250

Note: The Dutch forwarding labels were used to forward mail on the recently built European railway system 750

751





1848 (5 Jan.) entire letter from Gulphen to The Hague, showing senders cachet at foot, manuscript rate markings, carried out of the mails to Amsterdam where Van Heumen, Koens & Van Munster applied their yellow Amsterdam label (not recorded by Rowe) at top; most attractive. Photo

£200-250

1849 entire of unknown origin to Dieren, showing manuscript “45” rate marking and carried out of the mails to Dieren where Van Heumen, Koens & Kiesbrink applied their yellow Amsterdam label (not recorded by Rowe) at top; most attractive. Photo

£200-250

Panama 752



1852 (15 Oct.) entire letter from Montevideo to Philadelphia, carried out of the mails “Via Rio” to a forwarder at Chagres where a “Express Messenger to New Orleans” brown on white label (not recorded by Rowe) has been applied for transit by the steamer “Louisiana”, again carried out of the mails via New Orleans to New York and showing superb “NEW-YORK/SHIP/7 cts” c.d.s.; most unusual. Photo Note: It is not clear which forwarding agent applied the label. It is believed that either Gooding or Cowan, Chagres forwarding agents at this time, are the most likely

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£250-300


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745

739

746 743

747 744

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1861 entire letter from Barcelona and 1863 entire from Tarragona, Spain, both to Buenos Aires and carried privately to Lisbon where each has small J.B. Piombino label affixed and tied by Lisbon c.d.s., 150 reis handstamps on reverse of each for the transatlantic packet charge. A scarce pair with both forwarder and label not recorded by Rowe. Photo

£300-350

Russia 754



1859 (1 Sept.) entire letter from Moscow “Via Lubeck pr Sirius” to Bordeaux and bearing, on reverse, white embossed label of R. Forster of St. Petersburg tied by Paris-Bordeaux T.P.O. c.d.s., the face panel showing senders cachet in blue, boxed “P.35” Franco-Prussian accountancy h.s., “11” decimes charge mark and “PRUSSE/VALENCIENNES” transit c.d.s. in blue, further transit c.d.s. on reverse. Photo

£200-250

Spain 755



1816 (8 Oct.) entire letter from Havana, Cuba, to Bordeaux, carried outside the mails to Coruna where a label of Martin de Torres Moreno has been affixed, on reverse, showing manuscript date of 11 January 1817, no indication of charges and forwarded again outside of the mails by ship to Bordeaux; forwarder and label not recorded by Rowe. Photo

£200-250

Switzerland 756



1793 entire letter from Amsterdam to Montpellier, sent privately to Geneva where Merled’Aubigné applied his label, on reverse, with the date of 8 September completed in manuscript, thence placed in the mails and showing fine “GENEVE” handstamp on face panel above unclear manuscript charge mark. Rare and unusual, being the earliest forwarder label recorded by Rowe. Photo

£400-500

757 Victoria 757



1855 (17 May) entire “by Burdells Express” to Melbourne, docketed “Eastwood” (by recipient?) and bearing “FORWARDED BY/BURDELL & CO.’S/BRITISH & AUSTRALIAN/EXPRESS.” black on green label with the design intact (unlike quite a few of the other known examples) affixed at upper right corner; the entire with a repaired tear at top well clear of the label, and with a couple of vertical filing creases, one of which crosses the label, though in remarkably fine condition for this very rare carrier label. Photo Note: The Burdell’s label was the first local post stamp issued in Australasia and the only express company to use and adhesive label. Only nine examples are recorded of which only four are on cover Photos also appear on page 103

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£2,500-3,000


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758 758 ័

Undated front to Melbourne, marked “p Express” and bearing and bearing “FORWARDED BY/BURDELL & CO.’S/BRITISH & AUSTRALIAN/EXPRESS.” black on green label, marginal and with the design intact (unlike quite a few of the other known examples) affixed at upper right corner; the label with small imperfection at right though of fresh bright colour and possibly the only recorded marginal example. Photo

£1,800-2,000

LITERATURE:

Illustrated on page 339 of “The Stamps of Victoria” by Geoff Kellow PROVENANCE:

J.R.W. Purves, September 1981

AFGHANISTAN The Dr. A.D. Kindley Collection First Anglo-Afghan War 1838-1842 759

760





1838 (19 Nov.) envelope with contents from The Duke of Wellington in London to Sir Gore Ouseley at Hall Barn Park, Beaconsfield, endorsed “free” and signed “Wellington”, the letter includes “I hope Herat will not fall. That may save us”. (Herat had been besieged by the Persians from 1 Dec. 1837 until 9 Sept. 1838 but news that the siege had been lifted did not reach London for months); fine and rare. Photo

£200-250

1842 (7 Oct.) entire letter addressed to “Major Conslade Proceeding with H.M. 2nd European Regt. to Cabool”, endorsed “Paid” and on reverse red framed “SUTTYGHUR/PAID” with date (14.10) inserted by hand; slight stains but fine and exceptionally rare incoming mail during the so-called “Phase of Retribution” (MarchOctober 1842) following the massacre of the Garrison at Kabul in January 1842. Photo

£1,000-1,200

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1842 (14 Oct.) entire letter ex the Riddell correspondence (letter 108) from Captain William Riddell at Teysin to his wife at Indore, on reverse a light strike of the rare negative “AFIGHANISTAN/BEARING” marking with the date and “10as” inserted by hand and boxed “FEROZEPOR/BEARING” with “26 Oct. 42” and “5as.” inserted by hand; fine. Interesting contents including “We left Cabool as expected on Wednesday morning, halted that day at Boodkhak, came yesterday to Khoord Cabool and this morning to Tezeen without seeing an Afghan or having a shot fired at us”. Rare. Photo PROVENANCE: Horst Dietrich, 2003

£800-1,000

1871-72 Tiger’s Head issue, dated 1288 762 763 764







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Plate A: Shahi black [7], used with India 1865 1⁄ 2 a. blue on native entire addressed to Nowshera; fine. S.G. 1. Photo

£200-250

Plate B: Shahi black [13], cut round, on native entire, inscribed on reverse Written by the scribe at the frontier post of Marghan. S.G. 2

£80-100

Plate B: Sanar black [5], tied by pen stroke on large part of native envelope (with contents), also Plate B: Shahi black [3] on piece. S.G.5, 2. Photo

£100-150

Plate C: Shahi black [15], cut square and tied by green Peshawar c.d.s. on large part native front, with Nowshera transit datestamp alongside; fine. S.G. 3. Photo

£80-100

Plate C: Sanar black [11], tied by Peshawar cancellation on native envelope; the adhesive intact and cut square but torn and creased. S.G. 6. Photo

£100-150

Plate C; Abasi black [1], cut square on native envelope with contents, decorative border around three sides of the stamp (Tashkurghan?), fine. S.G. 8

£120-150

Plate D: Shahi black [15], cut square and tied on native envelope by red Peshawar cancellation; fine. S.G. 4. Photo

£100-120

Plate D: Sanar black [14], tied by Kabul sword pen-stroke on native envelope; fine. S.G. 7. Photo

£120-150

Plate D: Abasi black [13], red seal cancellation on fragile and faulty opened out native envelope to Kabul. S.G. 9

£80-100

1872-73 Tiger’s Head issue, dated 1289 771 ័

772 773



6 shahi purple [3], cut round, tied on front of native envelope by the usual daub of gun oil and soil; fine and rare. Photo. S.G. 10. Photo

£400-500

1873-74 Tiger’s Head issue, dated 1290, with ornaments Plate A: Shahi black [14], tied by Kabul sword manuscript cancellation on native envelope with enclosure, fine. S.G. 12

£50-70

Plate A: Shahi black, unused horizontal pair [4-5), also Plate B without ornaments Shahi black, two unused horizontal pairs (one creased), good to fine. S.G. 12-13

£60-80

1873-74 Tiger’s Head issue, dated 1290, without ornaments 774 775

刂អ B

Shahi black, two singles and a pair, all different types, unused without gum, cut square, some small stains, fine. S.G. 13

£50-60

Plate B: Shahi black, complete sheet of sixty types, unused without gum, a few minor perimeter faults and creases; fine. S.G. 13

£300-500

1874-75 Tiger’s Head issue, dated 1291, without ornaments 776

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⁄ 2 rupee black [1], 1rupee black vertical strip of five [3, 6, 9, 12, 15], unused, fine. S.G. 16, 17

£100-150


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778

Issued at Peshawar: Shahi grey, tied on opened-out native envelope addressed to Shrikapur by pen stroke, Peshawar and Peshawar City (18.5), boxed “POSTAGE DUE”, Rawalpindi (18.5), Jhelum (19.5) and Bhera (20.5) datestamps; Rare. S.G. 38. Photo

£150-200

Peshawar or Kabul Issue: Plate A, Shahi grey, unused (4) and used (4), Plate B Sanar grey (4 used), 1⁄ 2 r. unused and used, 1r. unused, mixed condition. S.G. 38-43

£60-80

1877-78 Post Office issue, dated 1294 779

780





781

Peshawar Issue: Shahi slate, full and abbreviated dates on separate native envelopes, Shahi abbreviated date on European envelope with red seal cancellation; Jalalabad issue Shahi yellow-brown, full date on native cover with contents; good to fine

£100-150

Jalalabad Issue: Abasi yellow-brown with abbreviated date, seal cancellation, used with India 1⁄ 2 a. blue on native envelope, with contents, addressed via Mooltan to Shikapur, fine and showing remnants of registration slip. S.G. 75. Photo

£100-150

— Shahi yellow-brown, abbreviated date, Kabul issue Shahi slate, block of four two with abbreviated date, Sanar, Abasi and 1rupee all unused, also 1⁄ 2 rupee used; good to fine

£80-100

1878 Post Office issue, dated 95 782

783 784 785

刂អ B

刂អ B

Peshawar Issue: Sanar grey, used on reverse of European envelope addressed to Kabul, Kabul issue Shahi olive on large part of envelope with contents, another in a green shade on piece; good to fine

£80-100

Jalalabad Issue: Shahi yellow-brown, complete sheet of forty (5x8), unused, a few slight stains, fine. S.G. 93

£300-400

Kabul Issue: Shahi greenish grey, complete sheet of forty (5x8), unused, a few small stains, fine. S.G. 98

£400-600

Tashkurghan Issue: Shahi purple, complete sheet of forty (5x8), unused, fine. S.G. 104

£300-400

The Second Afghan War 1878-80 786 787





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A picture post card (1913) to Asmkhabad, bearing Russia perf. 3k. with oval Merv Station West cancellation; fine

£80-100

1878 (12 Sept.) envelope ex the Sandbach correspondence to North Wales bearing India 1a. brown and 4a. green with Landi Kotal duplex and pen cancellations; fine. Photo

£150-200

1878 (Nov.) “Royal Artillery in India” Regimental order “.... in connection with the Cabul Expeditionary Force.”; also an extract relating to the appointment of Major Noble as “Staff officer of the siege train now being prepared for service”; fine and interesting

£100-150

1878 (11 Dec.) envelope ex the Sandbach correspondence to Royal Artillery Jellalabab Field Force Mountain Battery Gundermuck, bearing India 1⁄ 2 a. blue with Peshawar duplex cancellation; fine. Photo

£150-200

1879 (23 Sept.) envelope ex the Sandbach correspondence, from Hamburg to Landi Kotal, Kyber Pass, bearing Germany 1875-79 20pf. blue, on reverse Brindisi (31.8), Bombay Sea Post (5.9) and Landi Kotal (23.9) datestamps; fine. Also 1904 p.p.c. to Uckfield bearing India 1⁄ 2 a. green (2) with Landikotal cancellations and a coloured p.p.c. of Fort Lundi Kotal. Photo

£150-200

1880 (Apr.) envelope with the crest of the 9th Lancers on reverse, addressed to Edinburgh and bearing India 1a. brown (5) with Jelalabad cancellations, also envelope to Peshawar bearing India 1⁄ 2 a. blue on reverse with Jelalabad duplex cancellation; fine

£200-250

1880 (29 June) envelope to Camp Lataband, Kabul, ex the Sandbach correspondence, bearing Great Britain 1873-80 21⁄ 2 d. plate 19 pair with London “SW/36” duplex cancellations, on reverse “SEA POST OFFICE” transit datestamp (8.7); fine. Photo

£100-150


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794

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1880 (18 July) envelope, with contents, ex the Sandbach correspondence to Abercele, North Wales, bearing India 1⁄ 2 a. blue and 4a. green brown with square of ten diagonal bars cancellations, interesting contents including “Abdul Rahman says he will agree to our terms. He is about 4 miles beyond Charika, about 25 miles from here....He will come into Kabul before we leave there.... The forts around Kabul and parts of the Sherpur are ready to be blown up.”; fine. Photo

£150-200

1

1880 (2 Sept.) India ⁄ 2 a. blue postal stationery envelope, additionally franked 4a. green with bars cancellations and the 4a. also tied by manuscript “Kandahar 2.9.80”, Cavan (6.10) arrival; fine. Sent the day after the successful march from Kabul to Kandahar by Lord Roberts and his troops which ended the siege of Kandahar on 1 Sept. 1880. Also a visiting card with the signature of Lord Roberts. Photo 1880 (3 Sept.) opened out envelope from General Roberts to Balham, bearing India 1a. brown strip of four and five singles tied by square of ten diagonal bars and manuscript “CANDAHAR SEP 30”, cover faults, unusual. Photo PROVENANCE: Horst Dietrich, 2003

£150-200

£400-500

1880 (10 Sept.) envelope, with Marlborough House imprint on reverse and enclosure, addressed to Lady Cavagnari (the wife of the British resident in Kabul who was assassinated on 3 Sept. 1879) from Sir Dighton Probyn, passing on a message from Queen Victoria thanking Lady Cavagnari for momentoes of the late Sir Louis; also 1881 (14 Mar.) mourning envelope, with enclosure, from Lady Lytton to Lady Cavagnari; fine

£150-200

1881 (c.) India 11⁄ 2 a. postal stationery card, addressed to Berkshire with bars cancellation and Kandahar c.d.s. (24 Jan.), interesting message “Brigade just gone out to Maiwand. I wanted to go very much but couldn’t get away” (Battle of Maiwand, of 2,565 British and Indian troops engaged, 1,123 were killed or wounded), also a coloured p.p.c. of the Maiwand Memorial; fine

£60-80

1881 (c.) envelope addressed to Mrs. Roberts/Care of Colonel Roberts B.S.C./ Commanding Station/Jhelum, bearing India 1⁄ 2 a. blue with pen and barred cancellations and with Thall d.s. alongside, fine. Also p.p.c. of Jhelum Valley Road.

£60-80

1880-90, dated 1298 799 800 801





White paper 1 abasi violet unused vertical pair, 1r. violet used with Die II 1 abasi on part of native envelope, 2 abasi on part of native envelope; good to fine for these

£80-100

1 abasi lake tied on reverse of native cover, Die II 1 abasi (2) on reverse of creased and foreshortened European envelope, also seven loose stamps

£120-150

1 abasi purple cut square on reverse of native envelope, 1 abasi purple pair with 1rupee lake on reverse of native envelope (registration slip removed?), fine. Photo

£200-250

1891-92, dated 1309 802

1 abasi on reverse of slightly foreshortened European cover, also 1 abasi used on piece, 2 abasi unused, Registration 1r. unused (2) and block of four, 1892-93 1 abasi black on yellow on native cover and three fiscals, good to fine

£60-80

1892-93, dated 1310 803



1 abasi on salmon, pair and single used on reverse of European “Frank Martin” envelope, fine. S.G. 151. Photo

£80-100

1894-95, undated 804

2abasi, unused (in vertical pair with 1rupee), three used (one on “Frank Martin” envelope), 1rupee used, also Registration 2 abasi used; good to fine. S.G. 153-R155. Photo Photos also appear on page 107

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£100-120


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806

1 abasi on salmon, block of four (slightly overlapping the edge) on reverse of foreshortened “Frank Martin“ European envelope to Kabul, small faults. Rare. S.G. 151. Photo

£80-100

Forgeries: A selection (69) of issues from 1871-90, including blocks, bogus colours, etc., an interesting group

£50-70

ALBANIA Provisional Government 807



1913 typewritten value 20pa. red and grey (2) and 1g. grey and grey (2), tied by 1914 (2 Nov.) Elsaban cancellations on envelope to Vlone; the envelope with small perimeter faults, fine. S.G. 17, 18. Photo

£200-250

AUSTRIA Lombardy and Venetia 808



1859-60, five entires to the same address in Milan franked 1858-62 5s. or 15s. (4), Tax markings with “2” and “8” handstamps, manuscript “20”, etc., good to fine

£150-200

Austro-Hungarian Post Offices in the Turkish Empire 809



1864 (25 Feb.) entire to Greece bearing 1864 5s. rose (2) with blue Medellin cancellations, endorsed “20” in blue crayon and with Greece 1862-67 20L. (margins all round, corner crease), affixed as a Postage Due and cancelled Syros, address reduced and some stains; scarce. S.G. Z6

£300-350

BELGIAN CONGO 810



1887-94 50c. chocolate (slightly rounded lower-right corner), tied by 1891 (8 Sept.) Leopoldville datestamp on envelope to Brussels, Banana transit on reverse; fine. S.G. 10

£150-200

BELGIUM Postal History 811

812

813

814









1593 (30 Nov.) “Merchant Strangers Post” entire letter, ex the Corsini correspondence, from Anvers to London; fine. Van der Linden Certificate (2002). Photo

£300-400

1816 (21 Aug.) entire letter to Zurich v Francfort with red “ANTWERPEN” and black boxed script “Franco/frontieres” (Van der Linden 1458), a variety of manuscript rate markings; fine. Photo

£200-250

1841 (11 Feb.) entire letter to Lisbon, endorsed “Care of Shaw & Caffary London” and “Pr Steamer”, red Anvers datestamp and boxed “PF” in the same colour, rated “5/4” in manuscript; some ink burning to the address but otherwise fine and a rare destination. Photo

£200-250

1856 (31 Mar.) entire letter from New York to Huy, endorsed Steamer “Persia” with boxed “DEBOURS ETRANGERS/TAXE REDUITE/PORT BELGE” (Van der Linden 937), red arrival (17.4) on reverse; fine. Photo

£250-300

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813

811

814

812 816

817 Ex 820

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816

817

818

819









1849-1958, a very comprehensive used collection arranged in a printed album. Mostly good to fine. (hundreds)

£400-500

1861 Large oval 40c. red, from the upper-left corner of the sheet with large margins other sides and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at foot, tied to entire by eight-bar “24” cancellation of Brussels. An exceptional example. S.G. 15. Photo

£400-500

1884-91 50c. ochre on buff and 1893-1900 25c. ultramarine (bandelette removed, rounded corner) (both perfin TR&C) tied on envelope registered from Anvers to Baltimore dated 1896 (20 Oct.), a variety of markings; fine and scarce. S.G. 75, 85. Photo

£150-200

1893-1900 50c. grey (with bandelette) tied by 1900 (11 April) Moolenbeck c.d.s. on envelope registered to South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, a variety of markings on reverse with Brussels (11.4), Milan (12.4), Brindisi (14.4) and Melbourne (14.5); a little stained around the perfs. but a rare destination. S.G. 88

£150-200

1927 (21 Aug.) envelope to Brussels bearing Syria 0.50p., 1p., 3p. (2) uncancelled and not accepted, Poste aux Armees c.d.s., bilingual Administration des Postes strips and taxed on arrival by 50c. ultramarine and 1f. bright violet (3) Postage Dues, a little roughly opened, unusual. S.G. D329, 334

£150-200

BRAZIL See also lot 737 820

1918 Prisoner of War covers (3) to Germany or Switzerland, two bearing 200r. adhesives, the other a 200r. postal stationery envelope, two with purple “CORRESPONDENCE/PRISONIERS DE GUERRE AU BRÉSIL” handstamps, the last endorsed “Correspondance Prisonniers de Guerre au Bresil”; all with violet censor handstamps; fine. Photo

£250-300

BULGARIA 821

1916-18 selection of thirteen Prisoner of War covers or cards from Camps at Pernic, Troyan, etc., mostly stampless and with a variety of censor markings, mainly addressed to France or Switzerland; chiefly good to fine

£200-250

CHILE See also lot 738 822

1853-66 first type, a predominantly used collection (86) on leaves, various printings and shades, including 5c. strip of four, 10c. strip of six (creased), single with 20mm. sheet margin at top, another with 9mm. sheet margin and small part inscription “Es p” at foot, 20c. (3), etc., chiefly fine

Photos appear on page 111 www.spink.com

£850-900


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CHINA 823

824





825

826

827



1900 (15 Sept.) Hotel des Colonies illustrated envelope, addressed to Paris and bearing 1 ⁄ 2 c. (2), 1c. (3), 2c., 4c. and French Post Offices 1894-1903 25c. with Shang-Hai cancellations; fine

£300-400

1902 p.p.c. (Peking Temple) addressed to France and franked 1900-06 2c. deep red with octagonal “YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLE L. NO. 10” cancellation 29 May; fine

£150-200

1977-1996 collection housed in two albums including mint new issues with 1983 Terracotta figures booklet and a range of first day covers/cards, etc. Generally fine. (hundreds)

£120-150

An old-time collection on leaves with Large Dragon set of three used, 1897 Small Figures surcharge 5c. on 5ca. with first day c.d.s., Revenue Surcharge 1c. on 3c. mint and 2c. on 3c. used, 1898 and 1900-06 values to $2 mint, plus some Local with Shanghai Large Dragons (4); condition is a little mixed in places

£500-800

1896 (16 July) Chinkiang Municipal Post red band envelope bearing, on reverse, 1895 Postage Due 4c. with “CHINKIANG POSTAL SERVICE” cancellation; fine. S.G. D27

£250-300

828

833

Chinese Nationlist Army in India/Burma 828



Undated envelope from Lt.-Gen. Li-Jen Sun (I/C in the Chinese Army in Burma) at the New 1st. Army Headquarters Chinese Army in India and marked as from A.P.O. 218 (Myitkyina), to General George C. Marshall in Washington and probably sent via the diplomatic mail; most unusual. Photo

£500-600

Note: A large part of the Chinese Army was cut off from retreating to China in 1942 and went in to India. They trained with the Allies, forming the force to build and protect the Ledo Road and restoring a land link for supplies into China. A.P.O.’s were assigned for Chinese military mail. The road from Ledo crossed the India/Burma frontier on 28 February 1942 and pushed on into Burma

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829 829

ᔛ+ អ

830 ័

830

Martyr 21c. brown upper right corner block of four with one complete and one partial strike of the “C.C.O./PASSED” circular handstamp in blue; a few perfs. separated and a little toned though most unusual. Photo

£100-120

A.P.O. 325 complete strike on Military Post Stamp $1 red on small piece, and A.P.O. 345 complete strike on Sun Yat Sen $4, $5 pair and $30 on small piece. Photo

£200-250

831 831

ᔛ+ អ

832

A.P.O. 501 complete strike in centre of 1945 Treaties $2 marginal block of four with sheet margin at right. Photo

£150-200

832

A.P.O. 501 largely complete strike on 1945 Treaties $2 lower right corner pair. Photo

£100-120

833



A.P.O. 502 complete strike tying Sun Yat Sen $5 on 1945 (18 Jan.) envelope (roughly opened on one side) to A.P.O. 332 in India, showing cachet of the India-Burma District at one side and, on reverse, arrival c.d.s. and “C.C.O./PASSED” bi-lingual h.s. Photo

£250-300

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835

834 834

835

A.P.O. 502 virtually complete strike (2 January 1945) on Sun Yat Sen $5 rejoined vertical pair. Photo

£120-150

A.P.O. 2001 virtually complete strike (10 March 1945) on Sun Yat Sen $1 pair; scarce. Photo

£350-400

COLOMBIA

836 836

A 刂ᔛ

1919 Barranquilla-Puerto Colombia flight 2c. carmine, large part original gum, perfs. at top slightly clipped as often, fine. Only 200 examples overprinted. Behr certificate (1966) and signed Sanabria. S.G. 379, £4,750. Photo

£1,000-1,500

837 837

838

A ័ ᔛ

A  ᔛ

–– 2c. carmine, fine used on piece. Only 200 examples overprinted. Roumet certificate (1963). S.G. 379, £2,250. Photo

£400-600

–– 2c. carmine, on complete first flight cover with the usual two cancellations, the cover creased and with small faults. Rare. S.G. 379

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839 C.C.N.A. 839

A ᔛ

1920 (Feb.) 10c. surcharges on the Multicoloured Curtiss Advertising labels, the complete set of nine, Pilot in flight signalling biplane, Fuselage, tail and right wings of biplane (the rarest of all the designs), Condor on Cliff and Aeroplane on Airfield and Pilots each used on piece, the other values all unused without gum as issued, one or two slight stains, fine and an exceptionally rare set. S.G. 109, £38,000. Photo

£8,000-10,000

S.C.A.D.T.A. 840

A  ᔛ

1921 (Sept.) Nieva handstamp “Vaolr 10 Centavos” error on 50c. dull-green, strip of three (one with corner damage) uncancelled on the reverse of 3c. postal stationery envelope to New York additionally franked 30c. brown-rose on the front. Rare. S.G. 5a, 14. Photo Photo for lot 840 appears on page 119

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£500-600


May 6, 2011 - London 841 842 843 844 845

846 847

A 刂 ᔛ

A 刂 ᔛ

A ᔛ ᔛ

A ័ ᔛ

A ័ ᔛ

A 刂អ ᔛ B

A ᔛ

1921 (Oct.) Neiva “VALOR 30 CENTAVOS” on 50c. dull green, examples with the handstamp grey-black and violet, large part original gum, fine. S.G. 6, £2,000. Photo

£400-600

1921 (Oct.) Giradot “ALOR 30 CENTA” inverted on 50c. dull-green, full original gum, fine and scarce. S.G. 6 var. Photo

£500-600

1921 (Oct.) Giradot “VALOR 30 Ctvos/S.C.A.T.A.” handstamp in violet on 30c. green, violet timed cancellation; fine and rare. Only 350 handstamped. S.G. 8, £1,300. Photo

£400-600

1921 (Oct.-Nov.) Bogota issue, “$030c” violet handstamp on 50c. dull green, used on piece, small corner fault at upper-right. Rare. S.G. 11, £2,000. Photo

£400-600

1921 red typewritten “VALOR $0.10” red typewritten surcharge on 1920 50c. green (single and vertical pair), tied on piece by violet “SOCIEDED COLOMBO-ALEMANA/DE TRANSPORTES AEROS/MEDELLIN” cancellations; Philatelically inspired (See Gebauer page 45) but fine and rare. Sanabria 33. Photo

£400-600

1921-23 5p. brown-olive, complete sheet of twenty-five (5x5) with full margins, unmounted mint, fine and rare. S.G. 28, £9,375++

£1,500-2,000

1928 (Jan.) special envelope from New York to Bogota bearing 1922-32 Martha Washington 4c. and S.C.A.D.T.A. 1923-27 machine overprinted “EU” 60c. yellowbrown with Hud. Term. Sta. machine cancellation, violet “APARTADO” handstamps, “SERVICIO DE TRANSPORTES AEROS/BARRANQUILLA” datestamp and with four language black on green label on reverse; some stained perfs. and the envelope a little creased. A scarce commercial franking

£80-100

Ex 848 848

A ᔛ

Postal Stationery: Postal cards 1923 10c., Letter cards 1923 20c. with watermark, Envelopes 1923 30c. and 50c., Letter sheets 1923 20c. without watermark, unused, fine and extremely rare. Photo

£500-600

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850

A ᔛ

A ᔛ

1920-50’s very comprehensive mint and used Air Mail collection housed in two stockbooks, many hundreds, including Government issues with 1932 40c. inverted overprint, 1p. imperf. pair, C.C.N.A. 1920 (Nov.) 30c. on 10c., S.C.A.D.T.A. 1920 G. Mejia on 50c. dull green block of four, 1921-23 “POSTAL AERO” 15c., 20c., 50c., 1p., 2p., 3p. and 5p. imperforate Proofs, perforated set, 20c. imperf. vertically (pair), 1921-22 Registration 5c., 10c., 15c., 20c. and 50c., 1922 large “A” 5c. to 5p., 1922 “H” 1p., 2p. and 3p., 1923 30c. on 60c., 1923-27 Machine overprint “F” 20c. black error, “Su” 5c. to 5p. with Registration, Registration “A” (inverted), 1923 handstamped “A-U” 5c. to 5p. with Registration, “Bo” 5c. to 5p. with Registration, 1930 Bolivar 30c. on 1p. surcharge double and surcharge treble, etc., chiefly good to fine. A useful lot and the basis of a fine collection. Photo

£2,000-3,000

1923-50 selection of fifty-eight Air Mail covers or fronts, on pages and loose, including many S.C.A.D.T.A. combination frankings, 1921 60c. diagonal bisect on 3c. postal stationery envelope to Manchester additionally franked Postage 2c. and 5c., 3p. with 60c. Postage 3c. (2), 10c. (3) on front to Bogota, first flights, etc., mixed condition

£500-600

CUBA 851



1817 (26 Mar.) entire letter ex the Huth correspondence from Havana to London, endorsed “pr. Ship Eliza”, step type “LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER”, red London arrival (19.5) on reverse; fine

£200-250

DANISH WEST INDIES 852



1822 (9 Mar.) entire letter to Nantes, endorsed “pr l’actif”, rated “7” and with black “COLONIES PAR/BORDEAUX”; fine

£150-200

DENMARK 853

854





1882-1902 perf. 121⁄ 2 3ö grey and light blue (frame inverted), horizontal strip of five used with 1882-1902 perf. 121⁄ 2 5ö on yellow envelope addressed to San Francisco, Fredericksborg cancellations 1900 (24 Feb.), the strip with some faults at top where applied very slightly overlapping the edge of the envelope; fine. S.G. 80a, 97

£150-200

1915-19 Prisoner of War mail, fourteen covers or cards from Camp no. 1 (Helsingor, mainly for Russians) and Camp no. 2 (Legren ved Hald, for German/Austrian Prisoners from ships), etc., chiefly fine

£500-600

ECUADOR 855

A 刂ᔛ

1928 Air “50 Cts. 50” error on 10c. light green, original gum, fine and scarce. S.G. 6, £200. Yvert €2,100. Photo

£350-400

EGYPT 856

857



ᔛ E

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1858-1931 French Post Offices selection of six covers or cards, including 1856 envelope to Bastia bearing 1853-61 10c. and 40c. with “3704” petit chiffres cancellation and boxed “AFFRANCHISEMENT/INSUFFICIENT”, also Italian Post Office 1867 entire to Firenze bearing 1863-65 60c. with “234” cancellation; mixed condition

£100-120

1866 Reister Essay (Balian 35) without value or inscription but with ornament at top, in blue on wove paper; fine

£50-75


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842

843

845

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刂អ B

1872-75 Penasson 10pa. mauve perforation 121⁄ 2 x 131⁄ 2 , a complete sheet of two hundred (10x20) with large part original gum; some split and/or reinforced perforations in places. A rare sheet. S.G. 29, £1,200+

£1,500-1,800

PROVENANCE:

Royal Philatelic Collection, 2001 (Lot 172) x859

860

861

1914-65, a mainly mint collection including 1914 (Jan.) 1m. to 200m., 1921-22 1m. to 100m., 1925 Geographical Congress, 1926 (Mar.) Exhibition, (Apr.) Birthday 50p. and (Dec.) Port Fouad set of four, 1927-37 1m. to 200m. with shades, 500m. (both) and £1, 1929 Prince’s Birthday set (both), 1931 Zeppelin 50m. on 27m. (2, one showing “1951” for “1931”) and 100m. on 27m., 1932 (Mar.) 100m. on £E1, 1933 (Jan.) Railway Congress, 1933-38 Air 1m. to 200m. less the 1938 2m., 1933 (Dec.) Aviation Congress, 1934 (Feb.) U.P.U. Congress 1m. to £E1 (2 sets, one used), 1938 (Feb.) Birthday £E1, 1946 (Feb.) Stamp Anniversary miniature sheets (both), 1946 (Oct.) Air 30m. (2) with overprint inverted and with overprint double (both with a B.P.A. certificate, 1959), 1947-51 30m. to £E1 and 1953-56 1m. to £E1, also Egyptian Occupation of Gaza 1948 complete and British Forces in Egypt 1935 Jubilee 1p. A fine lot well worth careful examination. Cat. £8,000+

£1,800-2,000

1915-20 Prisoner of War and Internment Camps collection of twenty-six covers and cards, including Heliopolis with 2d. registered postal stationery envelope re-addressed to the Armenian Patriarch, Helouan, Maadi, Ras-El-Tin with a special formula card, registered cover to Switzerland, Sidi Bishr with two special printed cards, envelope to Paris with handrawn and coloured “Aliens Internment Camp Post” stamp, “Franc de Port” envelope from Turkey, Tura, etc., chiefly good to fine. Photo

£600-800

A small selection comprising 1929 Express 20m. black and red with oblique perforation, 1953 Bars overprints on King of Egypt and Sudan Air 8m. with six bars and overprint inverted, 20m. with overprint double (these two used and apparently ex Farouk), British Forces in Egypt 1936 3m. green on cover to England and Suez Canal 1868 20c. part original gum; chiefly fine

£100-150

FRANCE Postal History 862

863





1694 (16 Nov.) entire from Rouen to Reims, postage paid to Paris and with manuscript “3” (sols) for the carriage from Paris; fine. Partially paid entires are rare

£150-200

1805 (14 Apr.) entire letter headed “A bord de la fregtte l’Atlanta sur rade de post N.O.”, addressed to France, with “R.4.HAMBURG” handstamp and rated “18” in manuscript; fine. A scarce letter routed via the neutral port of Hamburg during the Napoleonic War. Van Der Linden Certificate (2009). Photo

£300-400

1812 - The Grand Armée Campaign in Russia 864



1812 (29 June) entire letter headed “Vilna ce 29 juin” to Paris and re-addressed to Reuil, with manuscript “3” to pay the additional postage, a long (4 page) letter from Captain De Castellane to his father, giving details of the capture of Vilna and the retreat of the Russian Army; fine. Photo

£400-500

Note: The above lot and the following three lots were sent by Captaine (later Maréchal) de Castelane (1788-1862) to his family in Paris during Napoléon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. Each letter is accompanied by a full transcript in French and German. 865



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1812 (27 Aug.) entire letter headed “Postea 8 lieus en avant de Dorogobouy et 32 de Smolensk ce 27 août”, sent by Capitaine De Castelane to his father in Paris and re-addressed to Clermont, with manuscript “6” to pay the additional postage, a long (4 page) letter detailing skirmishes encountered during the Army’s advance to Moscow. Photo

£750-850


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867

Ex 860

864

863

866

865

869 868

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867





1812 (2 Sept.) entire letter headed “Ghjat ce 2 septembre”, from De Castellane to his father in Paris and re-directed to Lyon with manuscript “8” to pay the additional postage, another long (4 page) letter describing the deteriorating state of the troops in the harsh conditions in Russia. Photo

£750-850

1812 (5 Oct.) entire letter headed “Moscou ce 5 Octobre”, long (4 page) letter from Capitaine De Castellane to his aunt in Paris, redirected to Meulan and with manuscript “2” to pay the additional postage, interesting contents regarding his promotion to “chef de bataillon”; fine. Photo

£2,500-3,000

Later Postal History 868

869





1841 (8 Nov.) entire to Demerara, British Guiana, endorsed “Voie d’angleterre par Paris et Londres” with St. Affrique c.d.s., rated “14” in manuscript, fine and a rare destination. Photo

£500-600

1918 (16 Mar.) water damaged censored envelope from Cairo to Belfort with two fine “BATEAU NAUFRAGE MARSEILLE” cachets from a ship torpedoed off the French Coast; fine and scarce. Photo

£200-250

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871

872

1849-1919, a mixed mint and used collection neatly arranged on album leaves, including 1862 reprints of 1849-52 10c. to 1f. with 20c. blue, Napoleon III 10c., 25c. and 1862-63 Empire 25c., 1863-70 Laureated 2c. vertical block of six mint, later perforated issues to 5f. (2) used, 1876-85 Type Sage mint with “N” under “B” 1c. to 75c. (less 25c.) mint, “N” under “U” values to 1f., 1877-90 values to 75c. mint and 5f. used; also a range of Colonial and Post Office Abroad issues. Condition variable. (hundreds)

£1,500-2,000

1849-1978, a predominantly used collection in two blue albums contained in a carton, many hundreds, including 1863-70 with values to 80c., 1869 5f., 1871-76 thick figures 80c., 1871-76 “N” under “B” 1c., 4c., 1898-1900 2f., 1918 Red Cross 15c. + 5c., 1925-32 20f., 1926-27 Orphans 1f. + 25c., 1930 Sinking Fund 1f.50+3f.50, 1929-33 with values to 20f., 1935 Intellectuals, 1938 Ader 50f., 1943 Relief fund strip of five, 1948 Relief, later issues, etc., mixed condition. Buyer to collect

£250-300

1849-1985 neatly arranged used collection in three volumes, contained in a carton, including Airmails, Charities, Commemorative and regular issues and most with neat cancellations; Generally fair to fine. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£300-400

873 1849-52 873

10c. bistre, horizontal tête-bêche pair, crisp grill cancellations, good to very large margins, fresh and a very fine. One of the most famous nineteenth century European classic issues. Signed Brun and Calves, Calves Certificate (1977). S.G. 21, £20,000. Yvert €27,000. Photo

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£6,500-7,500


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874 874

25c. blue, vertical tête-bêche pair, grill cancellations, good to very large margins, fresh colour and very fine. Rare. Calves Certificate (1986). S.G. 24, £17,000. Yvert €15,000. Photo

£4,500-5,500

1853-61 875

ᔛ E

10c. Die I, Essay in black on gummed paper, margins all round, fine

£75-100

876 876

1f. deep carmine, superb mint from the foot of the sheet with marginal rule (filet d’encadrement), wonderfully fresh colour and lightly mounted. A gem. Roumet Certificate (2000). S.G. 73, £12,000+; Maury €22,500. Photo

£10,000-12,000

1862 877

878 879

ᔛ E

ᔛ E

ᔛ E អ B

Bordes (-) Essay on thin or normal paper in black, block of six (3x2), in blue block of three (with portions of five others) in vermilion and in rose, unused without gum, chiefly fine

£200-250

Renard “00c.” postal stationery essays with Eagle at top, selection of twenty-six in various colours and papers, including three with an additional solid design se-tenant, chiefly fine

£350-400

20c. blue, Essay of the frame with head poorly printed, perforated and imperforate blocks of six (3x2), unused without gum, good to fine. Yvert E22

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ᔛ E

អᔛ E 881 +

882

883

884

刂+ អ

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

“0c.” black Essay engraved by Barroux, die proof (37x40mm.) on creased white paper, fine. Photo

£170-200

4c. imperforate essay in red-brown (with impression on reverse), block of four, unused without gum, good margins, fine

£100-150

4c. grey, Rothschild imperforate block of four from the top of the sheet with cross in margin, mint, the lower pair unmounted, fine and scarce. S.G. 125, Yvert 27d. Photo

£350-400

30c. Decoupage Proof (coussinet d’impression) in green, blue and brown, unused without gum, fine. S.G. 116P. Photo

£100-150

30c., selection of seventeen imperforate colour trials, including a pair in violet and a block of four in carmine, shades and papers, unused without gum

£100-150

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886

887

888

889

A ᔛ

A ᔛ

ᔛ P

ᔛ E



1870-71 Siege of Paris, Pigeongrams: Private Sending, first series, numbers 23-26 of 9 Nov. 1870 on photographic paper; fine

£200-250

–– Official sendings, second series, number 20 of 20 Nov. 1870 on photographic paper, fine

£150-200

1871-87 thick figures 30c., two die proofs in black, one on thick paper, the other on Chinese paper with additional impression on reverse, a few small stains, fine. Yvert EP56

£150-200

1876 Gaiffe imperforate Essays 1c. (6 with 2 bicoloured), 10c. (9 with die proof in blue, pair in green and strip of three in light blue), chiefly good to fine. Photo

£300-350

1909, four covers and a front, all used during postal strikes, mostly addressed to Paris (one to Montreux, via Ostend), mixed condition

£150-200

FRENCH COLONIES General Issues អᔛ P 890 +

891

892

刂អ B

刂+ អ

1859-65 Eagle 80c., proof in black, block of four on ungummed, surfaced paper; fine and scarce

£150-200

–– 1c. to 80c., the set in blocks of nine (3x3), all from the sides of the sheet, unmounted mint or large part original gum, the 10c. block includes the stamp turned sideways (timbre couché) variety, fresh and fine. S.G. 1-6. Photo

£1,200-1,500

1871-76 Ceres thin figures 25c. blue, block of four, unused without gum, fine. S.G. 18, Yvert 23

£150-200

Central African Republic 893

刂 ᔛ

1976-82, sixteen different miniature sheets, imperforate (14) or with red trial “EMPIRE overprint and unlisted thus, including Space, Nobel Prizes, Olympics, Zeppelin, Football, Rowland Hill, Scouts, Princess Diana and Prince William, unmounted mint, fine

CENTRAFRICAIN”

£400-500

Congo 894

刂 ᔛ

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1976-82, sixteen different thematic-related miniature sheets, imperforate or with red trial overprint and unlisted thus, including U.S. Bicentenary, Zeppelin, Football, Nobel Prize, Rowland Hill, Olympics, Space and British Royal Jubilees, unmounted mint, fine

£400-600


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880 882 Ex 891

910

912

913

914

Ex 925 922

Ex 924

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Ex 931

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Ex 895 French Polynesia x895



1850 (29 Aug.) envelope with contents addressed to Benjamin Stark (a member of the Oregon House of Representatives); sent from Papiete, the letter is from a friend, “Herewith is a bill of lading for a box of oranges ... this is a very dull place, almost as bad a Oregon ...”, with the Bill of Lading for “one box”. The envelope, carried privately by ship to San Francisco with faint strikes of small handstruck “2” and “SAN FRANCISCO/CAL/17/APR” c.d.s. A fine and rare complete correspondence. Photo

£1,200-1,500

French Post Offices in the Turkish Empire 896

897

898

899









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1859 (15 June) stampless entire letter headed “Mesopotamia = Mardin” to Lyon with dotted circle “ALEXANDRETTE.SYRIE” d.s. (28.8) on front and handstamped “10” rate marking, transit and arrival markings on reverse; filing fold at foot (crossing the datestamp), fine. Photo

£400-500

1863 (27 Oct.) entire to Genes bearing France 1862 80c. with “5095” lozenge of dots cancellation with dotted circle “SALONIQUE TURQ. D’EUROPE” datestamp and red “PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESI” alongside; filing fold well clear of the adhesive and markings, fine. Photo

£250-300

1874 (4 Mar.) entire letter from Lattaquie to Marseilles bearing France 1862 80c. (portion missing at right) and 1871-76 thick figures 80c., the first with “5091” cancellation and with dotted circle “LATTAQUIE SYRIE” datestamp alongside (both poor strikes as usual) the 1871-76 80c. cancelled “5082” at Beyrouth, red boxed “PAQUEBOTS DE LA/MEDITERANEE”; rare. S.G. 98, 209. Photo

£300-400

1875 (28 Mar.) front to Paris bearing Egypt 1874-75 1pi. red with Cairo cancellation and France 1870-71 perf. Siege 40c. (2) with “5080” cancellations with Alexandrie/Egypte c.d.s. (29.3) below, red boxed “PD”, fine. S.G. 142. Photo

£400-500


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896

897

899

902

898

915

Guadeloupe 900

1877 (27 Feb.) entire letter endorsed “Paquebot francais” addressed to Nantes and bearing General issues 1872-77 thick figures 10c. brown on rose and 30c. drab (both touched or cut-into) with lozenge of dots cancellations and with “PAQ.FR./POINTE A PITRE GUADE” datestamp alongside. Also 1878 (26 Dec.) entire letter ex the same correspondence bearing 1871-76 thin figures 25c. and 1872-77 thick figures 10c. (the first cut into) with “PAQ ANG./POINTE A PITRE GUADE” cancellation; fine

£150-200

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刂 ᔛ

1977-81, eight different imperforate thematic-related miniature sheets, unlisted thus, including Zeppelin, Football, Rowland Hill, Nobel Prize, Olympics and Space, etc., unmounted mint, fine

£300-400

Madagascar 902

903

904



刂 ᔛ



1900 (15 June) envelope with contents to Dijon, endorsed “Poste Optique d’Ambatomalaza” with blue undated “POSTES AUX ARMEES MADAGASCAR” and “ANKAZOBE/MADAGASCAR” datestamp in the same colour, on reverse blue Majunga (22.6) and black Dijon (14.7) markings. Interesting contents regarding local costumes. Photo

£200-250

1975-76, eight different imperforate miniature sheets, unlisted thus, including U.S. Bicentenary, Olympics, Boats, Birds, etc., unmounted mint, fine

£200-250

A selection of eleven commercial envelopes addressed to Surrey comprising French Polynesia Air Mail envelopes, all with different frankings, including 1980 Post Office 50f., 1981 Air Catalina 15f. (2) and Laos including 1953 Air 11p. 50, 1958 Elephant 13k., etc., some faults including one with a stamp missing; otherwise good to fine

£100-120

GERMANY 905

906

x907

1849-1924 (c.) interesting mint and used old-time collection neatly arranged on album leaves including German Empire with 1872 (1 Jan.-Apr.) Large Shield 1⁄ 4 g. mint, 1k. to 18k. used, (15 Jan.) 10g., 30g. mint, (July-Dec.) Small Shield, used, 1⁄ 4 g. (2, one pencancelled), 21⁄ 2 g., 9k. (2, one deep brown), 1874 9g. (2, one mint), 1899-1900 5m.; States with Bavaria 1850-58 to 18k., 1862-63 to 18k., Bremen 1861-64 3gr. mint, Brunswick 1853 1⁄ 3 sgr. mint, Hamburg, Hanover, Lübeck, Thurn and Taxis and Württemberg; and Colonies with Caroline Islands 1899-1900, overprint 560, to 50pf. used, German New Guinea 1897-99 to 50pf. used, and Post Offices Abroad with China. Condition mixed with careful inspection required. (hundreds)

£400-500

1849-1940 mint and used collection housed in four albums and three stockbooks contained in a carton, thousands, including Baden 1860-62 6k., 9k., 1862 perf. 131⁄ 2 3k., Bavaria 1850-58 18k., 1862-63 18k., 1867-69 12k., 1870 with values to 18k., 1874 imperf. 1m., 1875 18k. used, 1911-13 Luitpold with values to 20m., Bergerdorf, Brunswick 1861-64 percés en arc 1sgr. yellow, 3sgr., Bremen, Hanover, Lubeck, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1865-67 3s., Mecklenburg Strelitz 1864 1sch., Oldenburg, Prussia 1857 2sgr., 1866 10sgr., 30sgr., Saxony 1855-63 10ngr., Schleswig-Holstein, Thurn and Taxis, Württemberg 1851 18k., 1859-62 imperf. 18k., perf. 131⁄ 2 18k., 1863-64 18k., 1869 14k. dull yellow, 1881-83 5m., Plebiscite Areas with Allenstein, Danzig, Marienwerder 1920 surcharges, Memel, Saar 1921 40pf. tête-bêche pair, 25m., 1921 5f. on 25m., 1922 with values to 5f., 1927 Welfare set, 1928, 1929 and 1931 (Jan. and Dec.), 1932 and 1934 Christmas Charity sets, 1932 Air 5f., 1934 Plebiscite sets, 1948 Postage and Air, 1948 Flood Relief Postage and Air miniature sheets, 1949 Official set, 1949 National Relief, 1950 Stamp Day, 1950 Council of Europe, Occupation issues with Bohemia and Moravia, Generalgovernment, etc., mixed condition with many forgeries of the early issues though a useful lot. Buyer to collect

£4,000-5,000

1872 mostly used selection on stockcards, including Small Shield 1⁄ 4 g. (2), 5g. (2), 1k. unused and a strip of three used on piece, 2k. unused and two good used, 7k., 18k. (2 good to fine used), 10g. pen-cancelled, Large Shield 1⁄ 4 g., 2k. part original gum, 3k. part original gum block of four from the foot of the sheet, etc., mixed condition but fine to very fine included

£250-300

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908 908

A 刂ᔛ

909

1926-31 Air 15pf. purple horizontal pair, variety double impression, large part original gum; partially severed and neatly rejoined with a piece of hinge Fine and extremely rare, being the only known multiple of this fantastic error. Signed Ebel. S.G. 394. Michel A379DD. Photo

£8,500-10,000

A very interesting range of mainly postal history from the Weimar and Third Reich periods including many types of field post and official mail with occupied territories including 1938 Sudentenland range of local cancels on “WIR SIND FREI” overprinted issues, etc.; also commemoratives including a range of Welfare Fund se-tenant pairs from booklets with 1933 Wagner, various illustrated postcards with real photocard of the Wilhelmsplatz (c. 1938), this carries the original signature of Otto Günsche (see note below). Generally good to fine. (137 items)

£350-400

Note: Otto Günsche was an officer of the Hitler’s personal bodyguard unit and was entrusted by Hitler to burn his body and that of his new wife Eva Braun in the garden of the Chancery on the 30th. April 1945. Günsche carried out this order under fire from Red army less than 500 yards away. He was captured by the Russians and suffered imprisonment before returning to Germany in 1956.

GREECE 910

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911 ័

912

913

914

915



1861 Paris printing 1L., plate proof in pale brown on thin paper, margins all round, without gum; fine. Photo

£120-150

–– 1L., 2L. (both cut-into) 20L. and 80L. (both with good margins), tied by “1” cancellations to front from Marseille bearing France 1853-61 20c., 80c. and another value cut out; faults but a rare franking. S.G. 1, 2, 4, 6

£100-150

1861-62 Athens fine printing 1L. brown, large part original gum, good to large margins all round, fine and scarce. S.G. 8B. Photo

£300-350

–– Coarse print 40L. mauve on bluish, unused without gum, very close but clear at top, good to large margins other sides. A presentable example of this rare stamp. Calves Certificate (1980). S.G. 14A. Photo

£850-900

1867-69 Cleaned Plates 40L. rosy mauve on blue, part original gum, large margins, fine. S.G. 28. Photo

£120-150

1867 (24 Sept.) entire letter to Syros bearing Italy 1863-65 60c. mauve with “13” in dots and Genoa datestamp cancellations, on arrival taxed by 1867-69 cleaned Plates 20L. with “67” cancellation; filing folds clear of the adhesives. S.G. 27. Photo

£200-250

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917

918

919









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1869 (23 Dec.) envelope from Vienna to Zante bearing Austria 1867 5kr. (upper-left corner missing) tied by blue c.d.s., “AFF INSUFF”, on arrival taxed by 1867-69 10L., 20L. and 40L. with Zakynthos cancellations, faults but a scarce and attractive combination franking. S.G. 2, 27, 28. Photo

£200-300

1869 mourning envelope from Taganrog to Athens bearing Russia 1866-75 10k. (3), Odessa transit, on arrival taxed by 1867-69 5L. and 40L. tied by Athens datestamps; some small faults but an attractive and scarce mixed franking. S.G. 25, 28. Photo

£600-800

1873 (Jan.) entire letter from Genoa to Syros bearing Italy 1863-65 60c. with “131” in dots cancellation, on arrival taxed by 1872-75 40L.; filing fold and small faults. Attractive. S.G. 43. Photo

£300-400

1873 (20 Sept.) entire letter from Marseilles to Athens, posted unpaid, with large “90 lep.” handstamp and Taxed by 1872-75 1L. (3), 2L. (cut into and oxidised), 5L. and 40L. (2), chiefly with margins all round and fine. A scarce four colour franking. S.G. 39, 39d, 40, 43. Photo

£250-300

1875 (6 Feb.) envelope posted unpaid from Messina to Corfu, on arrival taxed by 1872-75 5L., 20L. (pair and single) and 40L. (pair and single), “106” cancellations; fine and attractive. S.G. 40, 42, 43. Photo

£150-200

Maritime Mail 921

A selection comprising “ADRAMITTION” (Edremit) in violet on Turkey 1901 20pa. on reverse of envelope to Constantinople, also 1pi. on piece; straight-line S.S. “ATHINAI” on Large Hermes head 1L. (2); “EDREMIT” circular handstamp with flap at centre on Turkey 1905 5pa. pair on piece; S.S. “ELSI” straight-line in violet on Albania 25q. postal stationery card to Graz; straight-line S.S. “OVRANA” on small head imperforate 1L., 10L., 20L., perforated 2L. and 5L.; straight-line S.S. “PATRAS II” circular handstamp on Italy 25c. and 50c. (2) on 1930 envelope to Alexandria and straight-line handstamp on Bulgaria 1L. (3) and 2L. (2) on 1933 envelope also to Alexandria; TRIESTE unfranked printed circular to Volos with blue circular cachet depicting a steamship above clasped hands; S.S. “THEITIS” straight-line on imperforate small head 20L., circular type on perforated Small Head 10L. pair; “VOLOS” c.d.s. on piece bearing 5L., 20L., also two pieces bearing Turkish issues with similar cancellations, mixed condition. Photo

£400-500

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Thrace 922

Issues for Dedeagatz: 1913 (July) Stamps of Bulgaria 25L. on 25st. black on ultramarine, the error, large part original gum, fresh and fine. A rarity. Only one sheet of eight produced and just three examples recorded. See footnote after S.G. 8. Photo

Photos also appear on pages 125 and 137 www.spink.com

£300-400


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918

919

920

917 938

939

940

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HAITI

923

923



969

1834 (21 Aug.) entire, with contents, ex the Huth correspondence from Port au Prince to London, endorsed “Per United States”, on reverse oval “A.&D. HECKSCHER” forwarding agents cachet and oblong “SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL” (both in red); fine. Photo

£200-250

IRAQ 924

925

926

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1958 prepared for use but not issued King Faisal II 2f., 5f., 10f., 25f., 30f., 50f., 100f. and 200f., unmounted mint, fine. Photo

£100-150

1958 Official 1f. to 10f. and prepared for use but not issued 8f., 30f. and 50f., the ten values in horizontal pairs, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. O404-410. Photo

£100-150

1967 Flood Relief surcharges, twenty-seven different, unmounted mint, fine. See footnote after S.G.754

£100-150

ISRAEL 927

1949-66, unmounted mint collection housed in a hingeless Schaubek album, including stamps with complete tabs 1949 Road 250pr., 1949 Flag 20pr. (2), 1949 Tabul miniature sheet, 1949-50 Coins (2nd issue), 1949 New Year, 1949 Petah Tiqwa 40pr., 1950 Independence, 1940 Air to 250pr., 1950 Negev 500pr., 1951 National Fund, 1952 Menorah 1000pr., 1953-56 Air 1000pr. etc. Mostly good to fine. (hundreds)

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£700-800


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ITALY 928

929





930

Venetian Republic: 1695, three entire letters addressed to Lille, all inscribed “franca p anva” (Franc par Anvers), one without rate mark, the others with “2” replaced by “8” or “3”; very fine

£200-250

Undated entire to Bordeaux with “ROMA” handstamp and rated “10” (baj.) in manuscript on reverse, “T.S.” and framed “ITALIA/P.LE PONT DE/BEAUVOISIN” handstamps, rated “25” and “6f00” on the front; a little stained. Van der Linden Certificate (2003)

£150-200

1851-1916 interesting old-time collection arranged on album leaves including mint with 1863-65 5c. unused, 1879-82 10c., 25c., 1891 (Nov.) 5c., 1901 10c. 25c. (2), 40c., 50c.; States with Naples 1858 values to 50g. used, Neapolitan Provinces, Papal States, Sardinia, Sicily and Tuscany used 1851-52 values to 9c., 1856-59 values to 6c., 1860 Provisional Government values to 80c.; and Colonies and Post Offices Abroad with Italian P.O.’s in the Turkish Empire, mint, 1874 2L., 1878-79 10c., Libya-Italian P.O’s -Benghazi 1901 1pi. on 2c. used. Condition mixed. (hundreds)

£400-500

ITALIAN COLONIES Italian East Africa 930A

刂 ᔛ

1941 British Occupation, fiscal stamps overprinted or surcharged 2L. (3), 3L. (2), 4L., 8L. on 10L. and 10L., unmounted mint, fine. Sassone €800 (for hinged)

£150-200

Austrian Territories Acquired by Italy 931

Trentino: 1918 (Nov.) overprints on stamps of Austria 3h. to 1k., neatly cancelled, fine. S.G. 1-15, £4,046. Photo for 1k.

£300-400

JAPAN 932

933

1871-1914 old-time collection neatly arranged on album leaves including 1871 Small Dragons unused 48m., 100m., 200m., 500m. (2), some perforated, 1875 45s. syllabic 1, tied by green cork cancellation, 1883-92, perf. 111⁄ 2 -12, values to 1y. mint; also Japanese Post Offices Abroad and Korea 1900-03 with some mint. Condition mixed, viewing recommended. (hundreds)

£800-1,000

1957 XIVe Congres De L’UPU/1957 presentation book including 1952-57 issues with 1952-68 set to 500y., 1952-62 Air values to 160y. Fine. (95)

£120-150

LIBERIA 934



1893-1947 selection of sixteen covers and cards, including 1897 3c. postal stationery card to Germany with Monrovia cancellation and red “PAID/LIVERPOOL/BR PACKET” d.s. alongside, 1900 p.p.c. to Brussels bearing 1c. and 2c., 1904 3c. postal stationery card to Germany with oval “DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/HAMBURG/WESTAFRIKA/XXII” cancellation, 1920 registered to New York bearing Official 20c. on 75c., etc., chiefly good to fine

£250-300

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LUXEMBOURG

935 1852-58 Grand Duke William III 935 ័

936

937

938

939

940

941

942







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10c. black, two horizontal strips of four with good to large margins all round, tied by nine bars cancellations to large part entire letter endorsed via France dated 17 Dec. 1855 addressed to London, one stamp in each strip affected by a vertical filing fold due to the adhesives having been affixed overlapping the entire, fine. One of only three recorded double rate covers bearing the first issue addressed to England. Goebel (2006) and Scheller (2009) Certificates. S.G. 1. Photo

£5,000-7,000

10c. grey-black, horizontal strip of four with nine bars cancellations, good to large margins all round, fine. S.G. 2. Photo

£400-500

10c. brownish black, horizontal strip of three with Larochette rural cancellations, a little close at left but good to very large margins other sides, fine. S.G. 2. Photo

£200-250

10c. grey, a rare vertical pair with good to large margins all round, tied by three circles cancellations on entire addressed to Houffalize with Luxembourg 1859 (15 May) c.d.s. alongside, arrival datestamp on reverse; the entire with filing folds, scarce. S.G. 2. Photo

£300-350

10c. grey-black, two horizontal pairs with margins all round (the second pair very close at places but clear), tied by nine bars cancellations on 1858 (2 Dec.) entire letter addressed to Paris, black boxed “PD” marking, transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine and rare. S.G. 2. Photo

£750-1,000

1sgr. rose, horizontal strip of three with close to large margins all round, tied by nine bars cancellations on 1856 (13 July) entire addressed to Bavaria, black boxed “PD”, transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine and highly appealing. S.G. 4. Photo

£850-1,000

1865-75 rouletted in colour 1c. brown, mint block of ten (5x2) with the lower row unmounted mint, fresh and fine. S.G. 23

£450-500

–– 121⁄ 2 c. rose, two examples tied on 1870 (18 July) entire addressed to Nancy, “LUXEMBOURG” double-ring cancellations, black boxed “PD”, arrival on reverse; fine. S.G. 27

£120-150

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943 943

944

刂+ អ

ᔛ P

1891-93 Grand Duke Adolf 20c. brown error of colour, block of four with original gum (one unmounted mint), fine and scarce. S.G. 127. Photo

£300-400

1945 Liberation set of four die proofs in black on card (165x125mm.), fine. S.G. 460P463P

£120-150

MONACO 945



1782 (18 Oct.) entire letter to Lombes with fine manuscript “Monaco” and rated “18”; scarce. Photo

£200-250

NETHERLANDS See also lots 748-751 946

1852-1923 old-time collection neatly arranged on album leaves including used 1852-63 15c., 1864 15c. (2), 1867-69, Die I to 25c., Die II to 50c., 1872-91 2g. 50, 1899-1923 values to 50c. mint, 1913 Independence to 10g. mint; also Netherlands Antilles with Curaçao 1898-91 to 5c. (2) mint and Netherlands Indies. Condition variable. (hundreds)

£300-400

Netherlands Indies 947



1883-88 10c. postal stationery envelopes (3, two different types), the first to Pekalougan with “98” cancellation and Temanggoeng c.d.s. alongside, the next with “5” cancellation and Cheribon c.d.s., the last registered and bearing additional 10c. with “2” cancellations and Samarang c.d.s. alongside; fine

£200-250

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NORWAY 948



1916-17 Internment Camps for the crew of the German auxiliary cruiser Berlin, eight cards with markings of Loken, Hammelvik, Hovelsaasen and Trondheim camps, also two original photographs; a variety of markings. A fine and a rare group. Photo

£500-600

PERU 949



1858 envelope from Lima to Genoa, bearing 1858 (1 Mar.) 1d. deep blue horizontal pair neatly cancelled with “LIMA” in oval lozenge of dots and paying the local postage, manuscript postage due marking on face and with arrival d.s. (23.11) on reverse; the pair with a few small imperfections at top though a very rare overseas usage. Photo

£800-1,000

950 950



1858 (Oct.) entire from Yquiq to Lima, bearing 1858 (1 Mar.) 1d. deep blue horizontal pair and 1p. rose-red twice cancelled with “YQUIQ” in dotted oval; light toning at horizontal filing fold, otherwise very fine and one of the prettiest Peru first issue covers. Photo

£2,000-2,500

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951

952





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1859 (5 Jan.) entire letter from Tacna “Via Panama & Inglaterra” to France, bearing 1858 (1 Mar.) 1d. blue with enormous margins and cancelled by single-ring d.s., also tied by Arica British Post Office d.s. (year date not yet changed to 1859) and Calais transit c.d.s. (15.2), showing “GB/2F87 5/10C” Anglo-French accountancy h.s. and 12 decimes due handstamps, all on face, London (15.2) and Paris (16.2) c.d.s. on reverse; attractive and full of character. A rare overseas destination. Photo

£800-1,000

1859 (6 Jan.) entire from Areq to Lima, bearing 1858 (1 Mar.) 1p. rose-red vertical pair with close to large margins and each lightly cancelled by blue “AREQ” in lozenge of dots. An extremely fine and attractive first issue franking. Photo

£800-1,000


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Ex 921

945

949

956

951

Ex 948

952

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POLAND 953

刂 ᔛ

1962-87 unmounted mint collection in twelve red stockbooks, contained in a carton, including 1962 F.I.S. set of three sheets of four (Michel €300), 1962 F.I.P. sheet of four + labels (Michel €60), 1963 Fencing miniature sheet (Michel €60), 1963 Conquest of Space miniature sheets (both types) (Michel €175), 1964 Winter Olympics miniature sheet (Michel €45), 1964 Tokyo Olympics miniature sheet (Michel €65), 1965 Olympic Games set of sheetlets of eight (Michel €170), 1967 Olympics set in sheetlets of eight (Michel €75), 1967 Paintings in sheetlets of five (Michel €75), etc., fine. Buyer to collect

£100-150

SERBIA 954



1914-15 Prisoner of War cards selection of seventeen items, a variety of camp cachets, censor markings, mostly to Bohemia or Switzerland; chiefly fine

£250-300

SPAIN See also lot 755 955

A ᔛ

1930 (May) Zeppelin South America flight, card from Madrid to Vienna bearing 1920 Air set and with Friedrichshafen arrival d.s. p.p.c. to Brazil bearing 1922-29 1p. block of four with red “PRIMAR VIAJE GRAF ZEPPELIN” cachet; fine

£200-250

SWITZERLAND See also lot 756 956

957





1792 (21 Aug.) entire letter to St. Loup with manuscript “Nidau” and endorsed “par Pontarlier”, re-routed and on reverse “Deb De Lure/bne Pr Luxeuil”, various rate markings, fine and scarce. Van der Linden Certificate (2002). Photo

£350-400

1865 (1 Feb.) entire letter from Basle to Lille, endorsed port payé, fine

£100-150

958

959

Cantonal Issues Basel 958

959

1845 “Dove” 21⁄ 2 r. carmine, black and blue, unused with part original gum, margins all round and with sharp embossing, the blue colour slightly oxidised, otherwise fine and a fresh example of this rare stamp. Eichele Certificate (2005). S.G. B1, £15,000. Zumstein 19,000frs. Photo

£1,500-2,000

— 21⁄ 2 r. carmine, black and blue, red double-ring Basel cancellation, good colours, sharp embossing, margins all sides, margins all round, a trifle soiled, fine. Rellstab Certificate (1985). S.G. B1, £15,000. Zumstein 18,000frs. Photo

£2,000-2,500

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960 960



— 21⁄ 2 r. carmine, black and blue, large margins and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at left, tied by 1850 (24 Apr.) red double-ring Basel c.d.s. entire (side flaps missing) addressed to Herrn Bavier “Allhier”; very fresh colours and sharp embossing, fine. A lovely example of this rare stamp. Von Der Weid Certificate (1988). S.G. B1, £30,000. Zumstein 34,000Frs. Photo

£4,500-5,500

961

Transitional Period Geneva 961



1849, so-called “Vaud” 4c. black and red, large margins and fresh colours, on 1850 (15 Feb.) entire letter addressed to Mr. Stouvenel at Cointrin, red rosette cancellation with Geneva c.d.s. in the same colour alongside, very fine and a most attractive example of this rare stamp from a famous correspondence. Von Der Weid Certificate (2002). S.G. L1, £46,000. Zumstein 55,000Frs. Photo

£6,000-8,000

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962 962 ័

1850 so-called “Neuchatel” 5c. black and red, tied on 1851 (16 Dec.) small piece (lifted and hinged to place) by Federal grid cancellation with Geneva c.d.s. alongside, large margins and with complete dividing lines on three sides; fine and scarce. Rellstab Certificate (1998) showing the stamp in the wrong position. S.G. L3, £4,000. Photo

£1,200-1,500

Ex 963 963

刂 ᔛ

1914-18 3f. deep blue-green (Zumstein 1,950SFrs.), 5f. deep ultramarine (“A.BURKHARD”) and 10f. deep mauve, unmounted mint, the rare 3f. fine, the others with small gum faults. S.G. 294, 296-297, £1,024. Photo for 3f.

£450-500

THAILAND 964

965



1883-1915 old-time collection neatly arranged on album pages including mint 1887 to 64a., 1905-09 values to 1t., 1907 Fiscal stamp surcharged 10t., 1908 values to 10t. and 20t. used, 1912 to 10b. Generally fair to fine. (122)

£350-400

1943-44 group of three P.O.W. cards (two types, some creases) from Camps 2 or 4 to England, all with censor chops and arrival machine datestamps; 1944 G.B. 3d. card to P.O.W. at Camp 4 with censor chops and 1945 11⁄ 2 d. card to a P.O.W. at Camp 2 showing boxed “UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED/RETURN TO SENDER” and “RETURNED IN UNDELIVERED MAILS/FROM TERRITORY FORMERLY OCCUPIED/BY JAPANESE FORCES” cachets in violet

£200-250

TIBET x966

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1903-06 series of four Postal Notices (165x115mm.) and ten Director-General Circulars (205x333mm.), issued in India, regarding various postal matters relating to the Tibet Frontier Commission/Younghusband Expedition and the Sikkim Mission, a wealth of interesting details including how mail should be addressed, registration, parcels, insurance, value-payable, etc.; some damage in places due to the fragile nature of the paper used to print these documents, nevertheless a fascinating and unique group

£8,000-10,000


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TURKEY

967

968

Steam Ship Company Local Issues 967

968 ័

Asia Minor Steam Ship Company: 1858 1pi. black on green surfaced paper, used, good margins all round, pinholes and creases but fresh appearance and a fine example of this rare stamp. Yvert 1A, €8,000. Photo

£800-1,000

–– 2pi. black on green surfaced paper, used on piece, good margins, fine and a most attractive example of this rare stamp. Yvert 1B, €4,000. Photo

£800-1,000

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA x969



970

971

972

973





1841 (30 July) long commercial letter to London by “Caledonian Steamer”, rated “2/-” and with a very fine strike of “FORWARDED FROM/HARNDEN’S/PACKAGE EXPRESS & FOREIGN/LETTER OFFICE/NO.2 WALL STREET, NEW YORK” oval in red, the reverse with Liverpool “AMERICA” oval and London arrival (15.8). Detailed contents commence “The Great Western arrived yesterday bearing your letter ...”, an informative account of the tea trade in New York at this time and includes news of a new store in New York, the South Street State Prison. A postscript adds, “ ... if they write to Mr. Carroll, (at St. Helena) to request him to forward any letters to you by any Whaler bound for the U. States, when there is no other vessel there, we have received all our late intelligence by whale ships...”. A delightful a fascinating letter. Photo

£250-300

1851-1925 (c.) old-time collection neatly arranged on album pages, with a good range of earlier issues including used 1869 values to 30c. (3), 1870-71 values to 90c., 1873 values to 90c. and 30c. mint, 1875 2c., 5c. mint, 1893 Columbus values to $5 and 30c. mint/unused, 1894-95 values to $5, 1898 Trans-Mississippi to $2, 1902-08 to $5, 1904 St. Louis Exposition mint, 1908-22 Franklin and Washington Head issues to $1 mint, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Exposition to 10c. and Parcel Post 1912-13 to $1 mint; also a range of overseas possessions with Hawaii and Philippines. Condition a little mixed in places, inspection recommended. (hundreds)

£1,500-2,000

1851-1958 mint and used collection arranged on printed album leaves, including used 1861-66 values to 30c., 1869 values to 30c., including 15c. (both types), 1870-71 to 30c., 1887-88 values to 90c. and 30c. mint, 1890-93 to 90c., 1893 Columbus to 50c., 1894-95 to $1, 1895 to $1, 1898 Trans-Mississippi to 50c., 1918 Air. 24c. and 6c., 16c. mint. Condition mixed in places. (hundreds)

£300-400

1870 (Jan.) envelope to France endorsed “P. Steamer Via England” bearing 1870-71 without grill 2c. chestnut (2 with plain edge at foot) with cork and New York cancellations, oval “GB/40c.” Anglo-France accountancy marking, on reverse red London (23.1) and Greof (28.1) transit and arrival markings; central spike hole, fine. S.G. 148b

£80-100

1871-89 selection of twenty-five covers or cards all addressed overseas, including 1871 to Vienna bearing Jefferson 10c. with red concentric circle cancellation, 1876 3c. postal stationery envelope addressed to London additionally franked 2c., 1881 to Scotland bearing Taylor 5c. with oval “PACKET LETTER/GLASGOW” d.s. on reverse, 1887 to France bearing Garfield 5c. with New York duplex and blue Paris Etranger d.s. alongside, three advertising covers, etc., mixed condition

£250-300

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975

976

977

978

979

980

981















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1873-1910 (c.) used selection arranged on a stockcard including 1893 Columbus $3 (4), 1894-95 piece bearing 10c., 15c. (2), $1 (type I), 1902-08 50c. (3), $1 (8, plus three pairs), $2, $5 (2), 1904 St. Louis Exposition (3, with a pair). Condition very mixed. (35)

£200-300

1875-80 entires (6) with “T” in circle markings, including 1875 (31 July) entire from New York to Edinburgh with “5d” handstamp, 1875 (Nov. and Dec.) entires from Havana to Scotland with blue “10” handstamps, 1877 (Sept.) entire to Elsass with manuscript “40”, 1877 entire from Mexico to New York with “U.S.CHARGE/TO/COLLECT” handstamp, etc., good to fine

£200-250

1879-1924 selection of twenty-nine covers or cards to foreign destinations, including Burma, France (with blue Suspension Bridge N.Y. cancellation), Guatemala, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands Indies, Norway, Transvaal, etc., also four others, chiefly good to fine

£150-200

1887-96 selection of seventeen covers or cards and six wrappers addressed overseas, including 1892 2c. postal stationery envelope addressed to Germany additionally franked 10c., 1893 to Syria franked 1c. and 4c., 1895 2c. postal stationery envelope to Switzerland additionally franked 3c., etc., mixed condition

£100-150

1893-94 twelve covers or cards bearing 1893 Columbus issue addressed to Foreign destinations, including France, India, Switzerland, values to 8c. (3), also 1901 1c. postal stationery envelope to Belgium bearing 1893 1c. and 3c. (the 3c. tied by “80” in oval cancellation); mixed condition,

£150-200

1893-1903 selection of thirty-two covers or cards to foreign destinations, including 1896 advertising to Switzerland bearing 1c. with Chicago flag cancellation, 1896 to India franked 3c., 5c. and 10c. with Boston flag cancellations, 1899 advertising envelope to Switzerland franked 5c., 1899 2c. postal stationery envelope to Holland additionally franked 3c., 1899 2c. postal stationery envelope to Guatemala additionally franked 1c. and 2c., 1900 2c. postal stationery envelope to Honolulu additionally franked 1c. and 2c. with Ogden flag cancellation, 1902 2c. postal stationery envelope to Sweden additionally franked 1c., 2c., 1902 registered to Hungary franked 8c. and 10c. with Canonsburg cancellation, 1903 p.p.c. to France franked 1c. and taxed by France 5c. Postage Due (2), etc., condition mixed but an interesting group

£200-250

1897-1904 selection of thirty-three private postcards, many unusual types, including embossed Dewey Arch used to Germany, Statue of Liberty used to Belgium, U.S. Cruiser “Olympia” bearing 1901 2c. used to France, Brooklyn Bridge used to Germany, Honolulu Harbour used to Germany, 1906 Panoramic double card (split) to Germany showing San Francisco after the earthquake, Panoramic double card of Chicago used to Sweden, “Destruction of the Spanish Fleet at Manila Bay, May 1st. 1898” used to Germany and bearing 1898 2c., novelty card with inserted photos of New York used to Germany, etc., chiefly good to fine

£200-250

1909-23 selection of eighteen covers and cards addressed overseas, including 1909 p.p.c. to Peking franked 2c. and 3c., 1910 advertising envelope addressed to Germany bearing 1c. with Stapleton flag cancellation, 1913 to Germany franked 2c. and Registration 10c., 1913 to France franked 5c. and Special Delivery 10c., 1914 2c. postal stationery envelope addressed to India additionally franked 3c. with Boston flag cancellation, 1915 to Tunisia franked 5c., 1916 to France franked 5c. and 10c., 1917 to Denmark franked 2c. and 3c., 1918 censored to Egypt bearing 1c. and 2c. (2), 1922 to Bulgaria franked 5c., 1923 2c. postal stationery envelope registered to Malta additionally franked 4c. (2) and 5c., etc., mixed condition

£100-150


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982



1921-23 “IMPRESSIONS OF STAMPING MACHINES OFFICIALLY ADOPTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, sheet bearing three proof impressions, also four envelopes to Europe showing two different types of the 5c. meter marking; fine

£60-80

1944-1994 mint and used collection housed in ten boxed Plymouth albums, contained in two cartons, with airmail, commemorative, regular and Special Delivery issues. Generally good to fine. (hundreds). Buyer to collect

983

£120-150

YEMEN

984

985

Royalist Civil War Issues 984

985

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1963-65 Consular Fee stamp issued at al-Mahabeshah 10b. black and carmine, unmounted mint, fine and rare. S.G. R38a, £2,000. Photo

£300-400

1964-65 Consular Fee Stamp issued at Qara 10b. (5b. + 5b.) dull purple overprinted on a vertical pair from the lower-right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint, fine and rare. S.G. R58a, unpriced. Photo

£250-300

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986



1970 (27 May) Air Mail envelope registered to Germany bearing al-Mahabeshah issue Consular Fee stamps 10b. black and carmine and 10b. (5b. + 5b.) dull purple horizontal pair as well as two other values, on reverse “Maj.-Gen. the Prince of Condé/G.H.Q. Camp al-Mansour, al Mahabeshah/Yemen (Transit Via Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)” cachet; fine and rare. S.G. R38a, 58b

£1,000-1,200

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988

989

990

991

992

993

995

996

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An All World collection housed in a partly-filled interleaved Centurion album and loose in envelopes/packets with an interesting range of Cinderella/Revenues issues including Swiss hotel posts and Turkey 1872 Journal stamp, perf. 121⁄ 2 , 10pa. black and red on white paper unused. An unusual lot well worth closer inspection. (hundreds)

£80-100

A Foreign countries duplicated mint and used selection in two stockbooks, including Belgium 1953-72 Baudoiun 4f. (14), pre-cancels, Monaco, Russia, Rwanda, etc., mixed condition

£100-120

All World predominately used accumulation neatly arranged in eleven stockbooks, contained in a carton, with better selections including Australia, Austria, Canada and Great Britain; a further album of Austrian first day envelopes and small selection of World postal history. Generally good to fine. (thousands). Buyer to collect

£150-200

An All World accumulation housed three albums, contained in a carton, including mint France 1922 War Orphans surcharges to +1f. on 5f.+ 5f.., Great Britain 1840 1d. used, 1887-1900 1⁄ 2 d to 1/- mint, 1948 £1 brown block of four unmounted and Switzerland with used; also a few covers including Cape of Good Hope, etc. (hundreds). Buyer to collect

£180-200

1840-1970 (c.), a mixed mint and used accumulation housed in two albums with more interesting including Canada, Egypt, Falkland Islands 1904-12 3/- mint, Great Britain 1840 1d. and later to 2/6d., K.E.VII values to 10/-, Hong Kong with Q.V. 12c. unused, India and States, New Zealand 2/- Milford Sound mint. Condition a little mixed in places. (thousands)

£200-300

An old-time collection of South and Central American countries neatly arranged on album leaves, contained in a carton, with strength in Argentina with Buenos Aires 1859 4r. used, Brazil used 1866 values to 500r., 1878-70 values to 1000r., Chile 1910 Centenary of Independence to 10p. mint, Mexico 1861 8r. green on brown used, Peru 1858-62 range used, 1907-10 2s. mint and Pacific Steam Navigation Company 1862 prepared for use and not issued 1r. blue, Uruguay, etc., mixed condition. Buyer to collect

£250-300

A predominately used old-time collection of Scandinavia arranged on leaves including Denmark 1904-05 values to 100ö mint, Finland 1866-67 1m., Norway 1855 4sk., 1856-60 to 8sk. and Sweden. Condition variable (hundreds)

£250-300

An early to modern All World selection of envelopes/cards, etc., housed in a carton, including airmail, censored, registered and postage due mail including British Guiana with circular addressed locally sent registered express (2, one with express label missing), India post-WWII Official and F.P.O. mail, Malaya-Pahang 1937 envelope addressed to England from Sungei Lembing bearing boxed DAMAGED BY SEAWATER (stamp missing); also a range of 1937 Coronation envelopes with some duplication with Hong Kong (2) and many sent registered. Condition mixed. (hundreds)

£300-400

An All World accumulation housed in seven volumes, album leaves and loose, etc., contained in a carton, including China from 1884, France from 1849, Great Britain used quantities of K.E.VII 1⁄ 2 d. green, K.G.V Downey Heads 1⁄ 2 d. and 1d. and mint, India 1925 Officials surcharges, Malta 1921-22 2/-, 1922 2/6d (2, one used), 1920/30’s low values used, Spain 1901-05 Alfonso 40c. rose mint, Switzerland, etc. (thousands). Buyer to collect

£300-400


May 6, 2011 - London 997

998

999

1000

1001

1002

1003

1004

1005

An old-time All World collection housed two Senf albums, contained in a carton, including Great Britain 1840 1d. (2), Canada, Cape of Good Hope triangular 1d., 4d.; range of early Europe and China 1878 1c. green mint, Japan and USA 1869 30c. used. Condition mixed with some stuck down. (hundreds). Buyer to collect

£300-400

A well-filled old-time All World collection housed in a oblong Lincoln album (sixth series) including mint France with Merson values to 5f. mint, Great Britain 1840 1d. used, 1887-1900 Jubilee values to 1/- green and carmine, K.E.VII to 1/- and used to 10/-, U.S.A. 1893 Columbus to 50c. used. Condition mixed viewing required. (thousands)

£300-400

An mint and used accumulation housed two albums, album pages and loose, etc., contained in a carton, comprising Scandinavia with strength in Denmark 1925-29 15ö and 25ö on covers addressed to London, also range of imperf. reprints of second and third issues plus Officials, Iceland mint 1920 values to 5k., 1921-30 local surcharges 10k. on 2k., 1930 Air Parliamentary Millinery, 1931-32 Gulfoss Falls values to 75a., 1934 Air and Sweden a duplicated range. Condition very mixed with closer examination required. (thousands). Buyer to collect

£350-400

An All World accumulation housed in fifteen volumes, contained in a carton, including Austria 1945 Hitler overprint set to 1m. mint, China, Great Britain with 1841 1d. on covers, and Empire, Italy with Trieste, Japan, Nepal 1959 set to 5np. mint, Portugal and Colonies, Yugoslavia; also a range of Fiscals, etc. (thousands). Buyer to collect

£350-400

An All World accumulation housed eight albums, contained in a carton, including Great Britain 1840 2d. and Empire with India, New Zealand mint; also China, France, Japan, Monaco 1949 300f. Air mint, Switzerland mint 1914-18 3f. carmine, 5f. blue and U.S.A. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£400-500

An All World accumulation housed twenty-one volumes, contained in two cartons, including Great Britain with Empire and Egypt, Italy 1940-50’s used including 1949 100L.. brown, Japan with 1949 8y. Brent Geese used, Korea, Mongolia; also packets including Great Britain officials, covers and postal stationery, etc. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£400-500

An All World collection housed in a Simplex album including British Forces in Egypt mint 1933 Christmas seal 3m. brown-lake booklet panes of twenty (2), 1935 Silver Jubilee seal 1pi., Gibraltar 1938-42 values to £1 on cover including 10/- perf. 14, Great Britain 1900 1/- green and carmine block of four used, Indian Q.V. set to 5r. on piece with 1903 (1 Jan.) Coronation Durban cancels, Nigeria, Palestine, Tibet 1912-20, mint blocks of five, 1⁄ 8t. yellow green and 2⁄ 3t. carmine (showing “POTSAGE” error), etc. (hundreds)

£400-500

An All World accumulation housed in a carton comprising four old approval books and loose, carton, including Belgium, Germany in packets and States, Saar 1920 to 10m. with 5m. blue used on piece; also interesting covers/postal stationery including 1929 Zeppelin 2m. to USA, 1931 Zeppelin 1m. (two vertical pairs) to Argentina, P.O.W. mail with 1940-42 Isle of Man Internment Camp, Censors, Hong Kong 1894 1c. postcard uprated with 2c. rose used from Shanghai, Malaya, etc. (hundreds) Buyer to collect

£400-500

An All World accumulation housed in two Strand albums (both seventh edition) including British Forces in Egypt 1935 Silver Jubilee 1pi. (2) used, Great Britain 1900 1/- green and carmine (2, one mint), K.E.VII values to 1/- unmounted mint, Indian States with revenues, Tasmania 1853 4d., four good to large margins, used. Condition mixed with viewing essential. (hundreds)

£400-500

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1852-1975, selection comprising Algeria 1942-45 5f. orange on yellow/red (9, with two corner marginal blocks of four, one grossly misperforated), France 1923 Bordeaux Congress 1f. unmounted mint, 1975 (6 Dec.) 90c. ‘La Melpomene’ sailing vessel variety reddish orange omitted, covers (3) with 1855 circular franked by 1853-61 5c. green on greenish pair (cut into), 1894 (31 Jan.) 15c. blue stationery envelope uprated with bisected 1876-85 30c. cinnamon neatly cancelled by “FALLON/HAUTE SAONE” datestamp and 1945 (24 July) envelope with contents bearing 2f. blue green ‘Marianne’ cancelled by “U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE/A.P.O.” rubber handstamp, Spain 1852 6r. light blue unused, United Nations 1955 (24 Oct.) Tenth Anniversary miniature sheet unmounted mint. Condition mixed with some fine. (10 items)

1007

1007

1008

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£400-500

1008

ALBUM ILLUSTRE/POUR/TIMBRES-POSTE L. Richard, 1892 sixth edition, a fine hard bound edition with the front cover depicting a winged lady throwing mail, the red leatherette spine, with some slight spliting and the pages lightly toned; though a fine and attractive early edition. Photo

£400-500

SCHAUBEKS BRIEFMARKEN-ALBUM, the green hard bound cover heavily embossed at front and on the spine with scroll work surrounding a sailing vessel, closed by the original bronze clasp, the pages finely gilded around the edges and contained in the original box (damaged); the album extremely fine and unused, with the pages in a virtually untouched state of preservation. Extremely rare so fine. Photo

£500-600


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1010

1011

1012

1013

1014

1015

1016



An World accumulation housed in seventeen volumes, loose pages and in packets, contained in a carton, including Burma, China 1878-93 Large Dragon 1ca. used, 188588 Small Dragon 5ca. mint, Great Britain 1934-36 values to 1/- unmounted mint in blocks of four with control numbers, Hong Kong 1890 Postal Fiscal 2c. dull purple mint, India with 1937-40 5r., 10r., 25r. (4, one a pair) unmounted mint, and States with Convention States Jind 1941-43 2a. to 12a. in used blocks of four and Feudatory States Indore 1927-37 values to 5r. unmounted mint, Malta 1938-43 values to 1/- unmounted. Condition mixed with careful inspection essential. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£500-600

An All World accumulation housed in eight old-time albums, contained in a carton, including Oppens (2), Lincoln (4, one oblong) and Ideal (fifth edition) and including China, Great Britain 1840 1d., K.E.VII mint, 1935 Silver Jubilee 2/- booklets (2) and Norway mint. An interesting lot. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£500-600

Thematics: European Postal Union: 1942-45, collection of seventy covers or cards showing the Union’s influence of the post, including Belgium, Bohemia and Moravia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Rumania, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, etc., many censored and registered, before and after rates, congress and other special cancellations, etc., chiefly fine

£200-250

An All World collection housed in six albums, contained in a carton, including two partlyfilled Ideal Albums and Brazil, China 1944 War Refugees miniature sheet unused with Taiwan 1945 imperforate set of 9 mint, Finland 1866 Roulettes (8), France, Italy 1863-65 5c. greenish grey mint, Japan, Netherlands used 1852 and 1864 15c., 1893-96 2g. 50, Monaco, U.S.A. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£600-800

An All World collection housed in two albums and four stockbooks, contained in a carton, including Great Britain and Empire with Aden, Bahrain, British Occupation of former Italian Colonies, France mint 1925-32 Merson 20f., 1931 Sinking Fund 1f. 50+ 3f. 50, India 1940 issues used in Kuwait on piece (9), Italian Colonies with Somalia 1932-38, perf. 12, 25L. pair mint (one unmounted), North Borneo, Sudan with Officials and Yemen mint and used 1926 First issue some on piece, 1930-40’s issues; also postal history selection with Belgium, Great Britain 1841 (3), 1871 with 1858-70 1d. on miniature envelope with tiger logo on reverse, Djibouti 1945 (13 Jan.) parcel label registered (label partly removed) tied by 1941 Air 100f. and 1943 10f. (4, with a vertical pair), Ethiopia, Orange Free State Postal Orders unused (4). A very interesting lot, should repay inspection. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£600-800

1840-1949, old-time collection housed in two Philatelic albums including Canada 1875-92 Registration 8c., Great Britain 1840 1d. (2), 1867-83 5/-, plate 4, 1/-, 1883-83 10/-, 1891 £1, 1934 re-engraved set, Hong Kong, India 1854-55 4a. (2) cut to shape, Mauritius used in Seychelles 1863-72 2d. cancelled with B64, Nova Scotia 1863 2c. grey-purple grossly miss-perforated mint, Uganda mint. An interesting lot well worth closer inspection. (thousands)

£600-800

A balance collection neatly arranged on album leaves, contained in a carton, including Europe with Austria, Belgium with Belgian Congo, Greece, Portugal with Colonies, Rumania, Russia with Post Offices Abroad, Spain with Colonies, Switzerland and Turkey; also Abyssinia and Egypt. Condition variable. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£600-800

An All World, mint and used selection in twenty-one albums (some empty) or stockbooks and loose contained in two cartons, including Canada, Cyprus with 1928 set (all from the sides of the sheet), 1938-52 to £1, 1955-60 with values to £1 and Turkish Cypriot Post, Gibraltar 1938-51 £1, 1960-62 set, Great Britain, Malta 1938-43 with values to 10/-, 1949 Silver Wedding £1, 1956-58 to £1 (2), St. Helena 1934 Centenary set, Singapore 1948 Silver Wedding $5, Turkey, modern Omnibus issues, etc., mixed condition but chiefly good to fine (many thousands) Buyer to collect

£600-800

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1018

1019

1020

1021

1022

1023

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A balance of a British Empire collection in a well filled stockbook, mainly K.G.VI and Q.E.II with some sets including mint British Honduras 1953-62 $5, Cyprus 1955-60 £1 used, Falkland Islands 1960-66 to £1, Singapore R.S.W. $10; Q.V. to K.E.VII including useful early issues used with Barbuda 1922 5/-, Brunei 1908-22 $5, India 1902-11 25r. telegraphic cancellation, Kelantan 1911-15 $25, Seychelles 1917-22 5r., Sudan 1935 General Gordon 50p.; a range of Great Britain issues; also a selection of covers including 1943 M.E.F. set registered to Sudan and two commercial items addressed to Malta. (hundreds)

£650-750

An All World accumulation housed in fifteen assorted volumes, contained in two cartons, with strength in Great Britain and Empire with New Zealand and Persia; Condition variable with some fine. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£700-800

1840-1930 (c.), an All World mint and used duplicated accumulation housed in small packets and contained in a wooden tray, including used Great Britain with Officials, 1840 1d. (3), 1870 1⁄ 2 d. with mint, 1883-84 2/6d. (4), 5/- (3), K.E.VII 2/6d. (3), 5/- K.G.V 1925 11⁄ 2 d. (3); Federated Malay States 1904-22 $1 (18, with two pairs), $2 (6, one defective), New South Wales, North Borneo 1909-23 values to 24c. unmounted mint, New Zealand, Queensland with mint; also China 1878-93 Large Dragon, thin paper, 5c., 1897 Red Revenue, small surcharge, 1c., France 1849 40c. orange with four even margins, Germany and States, Japan and U.S.A. 1893 Columbus to 50c., 1898 TransMississippi to 50c. Condition mixed so careful inspection required. (thousands)

£800-1,000

An All World accumulation housed in five stockbooks and loose, etc., contained in a carton, including Russia mint 1922 Obligatory Tax Rostov-on-Don issue unused, 1925-27 Workers to 5r. (2, one imperf.), 1932-33 October Revolution Anniversary, 1933 Philatelic Exhibition, Leningrad, Air Stratosphere Record, 1935 Air Moscow to San Francisco 1r. on 10k. unmounted, 1937 Air Force Exhibition miniature sheet unmounted; also loose in packets and small boxes. An interesting lot worth closer inspection. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£900-1,000

An All World collection neatly arranged in thirty-three albums, contained in five cartons, with strength in Europe including Germany and related areas, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden. Mostly fair to fine. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£1,000-1,200

An interesting, mainly old-time, accumulation housed in nine albums and two large stockbooks, contained in a carton, including Great Britain 1840 1d. (3), later issues to 5/-, K.E.VII to 1/- mint, 1948 R.S.W. £1 mint and later largely complete commemoratives to 1986 mint; a well-filled Lincoln with mint K.E.VII with foreign countries mint; also better ranges of Ceylon, Gibraltar, India with K.G.V 15r., 25r. mint, Malta; also a range of airmail envelopes. An interesting lot with viewing essential. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£1,000-1,200

An old-time All World accumulation housed seven volumes, loose in packets and tins, etc., contained in two cartons, including British Empire with Hong Kong and India, China with 1897 Red Revenue 2c. (2) mint, France, Germany, Italy and U.S.A. Also a range of commercial envelopes/stationery cards. An interesting lot with careful inspection essential. (thousands). Buyer to collect

£1,000-1,200


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An All World, mint and used collection housed in a Paul Lietzow Universal Briefmarken album (c.1900), thousands, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France with Ballon Monte to London dated 16 Nov. 1870, Germany with States, Baden Hanover 1851-55 1/15th. on entire, 1/10th., 1856 1/15th. on entire, Oldenburg 1852-59 1/10th., Schleswig-Holstein 1865 4s. used, 1872 Small Shield 3k. part original gum (thinned but very fine appearance), Germany 1872 Large Shield 21⁄ 2 g. on envelope to London, Great Britain, Monaco 1885 40c., 75c., Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United States 1893 Columbus set, 1894-95 $5, 1898 Omaha $1, etc., mixed condition with viewing recommended

£1,000-1,500

1025

1025

1026

1027



ALBUM.TIMBRES.POST, Justin Lallier, 1869, eighth edition, red leather binding with gold tooling to front and on the edges of the internal leaves, and including a few stamps of little value in the album; some very minor scuffing and the closing clasp missing, though not affecting the very fine condition of this very early album. Very rare. Photo

£1,000-1,200

A mint and used all world collection housed in six albums and on pages contained in a carton, thousands, including Cape of Good Hope with triangulars, Germany 1939 overprints and surcharges on Danzig, Occupations, Danzig, Saar, Allied Occupations, Great Britain 1840 1d. (3), 2d., 1867-80 10d., 1867-83 watermark Cross 5/-, 1873-80 8d., 1880-83 1/-, 1883-84 10/-, K.E.VII to 10/-, 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets, 1934 10/-, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, United States 1857-61 5c., 1861-62 30c., etc., many fine. Buyer to Collect

£1,200-1,400

1913-22 collection of Military mail, seventy-one covers or cards contained in a black “Concertina” binder, including much from the Dardanelles Campaign, largely stampless and showing a range of British Army and Field Post Office single and double-ring datestamps including D54, DY, NL1, SWY2, SX2, SX3, SX4, SX5, SX8, SX11, SZ5 and W2, Indian Army Telegraph datestamps with codes MW, YD and YDH, Indian F.P.O. 409 (2), 1912 envelope with Salonika Greek P.O. intaglio seal Arms h.s., British Army Post Office at Constantinople d.s. (8, two registered), French Tresor Et Postes 505 cover apparently recovered from mail torpedoed in the Mediterranean, one from Pera to a P.O.W. at Alexandria, censor marks throughout. An interesting lot

£1,200-1,500

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An All World collection housed in three printed Schaubek albums contained in a carton, including mint Austria 1925-28 Air to 10s., 1931 Rotarian Congress, Austrian Writers, 1932 Austrian Painters, 1933 F.I.S. used, W.I.P.A. 50g.+ 50g., Relief of Vienna, 1936 Dolfuss 10s. unmounted, 1945 Graz overprint sets to 5rm., 1946 Renner sheets cancelled, Italy 1930 Air 7L.70 unmounted, 1933 Air Balbo pair unmounted, 1934 Air Official 10L.. unmounted, 1935 Bellini, 1936 Horace, 1937 Child Welfare, Augustus, Switzerland 1919-20 Air, U.S.A. 1926 White Plains miniature sheet, 1933 Air 50c., condition mixed in places with careful inspection required. (thousands) Buyer to collect

£2,500-3,000

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1029

1030

An All World collection housed in five albums, contained in a carton, including New Ideal albums (3) with Austria 1908 10k. used, Brazil, Bulgaria 1886 Postage Due 5st. orange (2, one mint), China used 1878 1c. (2), 3c., 5c. (2), 1897 Dowager surcharges to 24c. on 30c., 1897 Red Revenue surcharges (6) with mint including 2c. comma for stop, 1913-33 to $20 blue and plum and Foreign Post Offices, France and Colonies, German States, Greece Hermes heads range, 1933 Air mint, Norway, Portugal and Colonies, Spain, Sweden 1924 U.P.U. 5k. used, Switzerland from 1850, 1923-40 Airmails used, Thailand, etc. An interesting lot well worth closer inspection. (thousands). Photo for China. Buyer to collect

£2,500-3,000

A predominantly mint collection arranged in three Yvert et Telier stockbooks, contained in a carton, comprising Austria, Germany 1928-31 Zeppelin set, 1930 Sud-Amerika Fahrt, 1931 Polar Fahrt, 1933 Chicago Fahrt, Wagner, Welfare Fund miniature sheet (reduced in size), 1935 OSTROPA miniature sheet used on piece, Allied Occupations, British and American Zones 1948-50 Buildings, 1949 Hanover Trade Fair miniature sheet used, Russian Zone 1949 Goethe 50pf. miniature sheet unmounted, Berlin 1949 red Overprints, 1949-54 Buildings, 1949 U.P.U., Goethe, Berlin Relief Fund set and miniature sheet, and largely complete until 1964, West Germany 1949 Refugees’ Relief Fund, 1951-52 Posthorns, 1951 St. Mary’s Church unmounted and largely complete until 1964, Italy unmounted 1945-47 Express Letter set of six, 1949 St. Catherine, 1948 Revolution set with Express Letter 35L., 1949 U.P.U. 100L., Roman Republic 100L. used, European Recovery Plan, 1950 International Radio Conference, Workers to 200L., 1951 International Gymnastics Festival, Switzerland with Pro-Juventute and Pro-Patria issues and U.S.A. Generally good to fine. (hundreds). Buyer to collect

£3,000-4,000

END OF MORNING SESSION

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Fourth Session at 2.00 p.m. (Lots 1031-1308)

GREAT BRITAIN Postal History See also lots 739-746 x1031

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1700 (23 May) entire from Edinburgh to London bearing, on the flap, a faint but good strike of the oval Edinburgh Bishop Mark struck in black with London “IV/3” arrival alongside; fine and attractive; also 1689 entire from London to Staunton, Leicestershire by “Loughborough bag” bearing, on the reverse, small London Bishop Mark with circular receiving house handstamp alongside (small segment of cover missing). An attractive pair of letters. Photo

£150-200

1739 (22 Aug.) entire letter from Rome to Holborn, London, rated “8” changed to “2/-” and with a good strike of London Foreign Office Bishop Mark on reverse “AU/22”; two heavy vertical folding creases, otherwise a fine and attractive cover. Photo

£150-200

1745-1846 interesting and neatly written-up collection housed in a Utile album including 1745 ‘B’ of Bristol, straight-line and curved Oxford, 1770 Dover Ship Letter, Henley concave; 1765 Cheltenham Coaching Notice, 1825 (c.) “The New Eclipse Royal Safety Coach” notice from Plymouth, Bristol, Coffee and Receiving House Notices, 1805 Shipping Notices, Newspaper Tax stamps, etc. A very interesting lot well worth inspection. Photo

£250-300

1793 (3 June) entire letter headed Hartwell and addressed to Capt. Lee 16 La Drags with the Duke of York’s Army on Foreign Service à L’armée anglaise with curved “AYLESBURY” and red manuscript “Pd 4 J.J. Woodcock” and red double-ring London datestamp (11.6), rated “6” deleted because the Ports of Dunkirk and Calais were closed due to the Flanders campaign during the French Revolutionary Wars and sent to Ostend and rated “8”; fine. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo

£400-500

1803 (5 Sept.) long cross written entire letter from a British Prisoner of War held by the French at Nîmes, addressed to London, with red despatch datestamp (23.9) and, on reverse, Foreign Office arrival (3.10), re-addressed to Wrexham and with a variety of charge markings; fine. One of the last mails sent after the declaration of War between France and the United Kingdom. Interesting contents including “We do not sincerely regret the loss of our liberty” and “Your letters will now come safely by Germany” (a reference to the Treaty of Thurn and Taxis). Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo

£300-400

1838-1912, selection of seven items including 1840 (7 Sep.) entire letter bearing 1d. (2) both neatly cancelled with red Maltese Cross, 1d. Mulready (3, one a lettersheet). Generally fine

£300-400

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1840 (4 May-7 July), The Newcastle Stamp Office Archive comprising five items: 1 - 1840 (4 May) entire to Messrs Thorp Dickson Stamp Office Alnwick from Stamp Office Newcastle giving details of the stamps and Mulready’s to be issued and with wholesale and retail prices, accounting, with fascinating details and concluding “I think I have now given you pretty nearly the substance of the letter I have received on the subject of the Postage Stamps, but no doubt every particular will be sent you by the Board with the Stamps. I have no idea of the size or form of the stamps & am quite at a loss how to prepare you for their storage” 2 - A ledger sheet endorsed “Mr. Dicksons Form for keeping Postage Stamps May 7 - 1840” giving details of sales of stamps and Mulready’s (wholesale and retail), including twenty 1840 2d. blues in the 6th May column 3 - 1840 (11 May) entire without markings from Stamp Office Newcastle to Messrs. Thorp and Dickson contents including I have to inform you that you will shortly be supplied with with a stock of Postage Stamps and I am directed by the board to furnish you with the following information and instructions respecting the sale etc of such stamps...” and many other fascinating details 4 - A similarly addressed entire but dated 15 May 1840 regarding Licenses for selling stamps 5 - An entire letter from the Stamp Office Newcastle dated 7 July 1840 to Messrs. Thorp and Dickson bearing a fine 1840 1d. plate V with red Maltese Cross cancellation being an “Account of Sale of Postage Stamps”; fine. An unrecorded and highly important archive, not previously offered on the open market, offering an intimate and detailed insight into the introduction of the first postage stamps, covers and envelopes. Photo

£6,000-8,000


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1840 (6 May) entire letter (dated 5 May) from Stonehaven to Edinburgh, endorsed “Paid” and with superb red Edinburgh “PAID/MAY 6 M/1840” datestamp; very fine. Photo

£200-250

1840 (7 Oct.) entire with contents from Pomeroy (Ireland) addressed to Viscount Palmerston, Foreign Office, London, with fine unrecorded handstruck “4” of Pomeroy and contents from the Postmaster of Pomeroy, fine and an important new discovery. Photo

£1,200-1,500

Note: At the time of writing Viscount Palmerston was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, he was later to serve two terms as Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-65) 1040

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1840 (25 Dec.) entire letter from to Greenwich with red “DUNFERMLINE” c.d.s. showing “4” of 1840 inverted, red code “S” “PAID” tombstone marking (Willcocks & Jay 122); fine. A scarce Christmas Day entire and a very rare combination

£100-150

1896 (7 May) 21⁄ 2 d. postal stationery envelope, additionally franked 1881 1d. (2), addressed to Port Said with oval “REGISTERED.2D/BATH” cancellations, “R” in oval and hooded London transit of the same date, arrival (13.5) on reverse; small traces of staining, otherwise fine

£120-150

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1768 (31 Oct.) entire from Jamaica, 1829 (30 July) entire from Baltimore and 1831 entire from Vera Cruz, all to London, the last two ex the Huth correspondence, each with Portsmouth Ship letter markings, the first in black, fine

£400-500

1791 (30 Apr.) entire with contents endorsed “p Elizabeth Capt. Fairris” from Lucca to Edinburgh, with fine “GREENOCK” and “SHIP” handstamps (Robertson S1) and rated “9” in manuscript; a trifle soiled, otherwise fine. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo

£500-600

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1803 (4 Jan.) part cover (side flaps missing ) from Camden, North Carolina to London with fine double-oval “Ship Lre/(Crown)/NEW RUMNEY” (Robertson S.2); filing folds, fine and rare. Van der Linden Certificate (2010) Photo

£1,000-1,200

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Alan Robertson 1045

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1805 (24 July) entire with contents from London to New Hampshire, endorsed “Via Boston or New York”, with fair red “POST-PAID-SHIP LETTER/LONDON/(CROWN)” and “SHIP” in the same colour, rated 2/-; fine and a scarce letter from the Napoleonic War period. Photo

£200-250

1810 (24 Aug.) entire with contents headed “H.M. Ship Ajax at sea off Toulon” to London, with double oval “SHIP LETTER/(CROWN)/PORTSMOUTH” (Robertson S9), rated “4/6” in manuscript, unclear London d.s. on reverse; filing folds, fine. An interesting Napoleonic War letter giving details of the French fleet. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo

£300-400

PROVENANCE:

Alan Robertson 1047



1813 (11 Sept.) disinfected entire letter written on board the “Impérieuse” off the small island of Ponza addressed to Scotland, red double-oval “Ship Lre/(crown)/PLYMOUTH DOCK” (Robertson S2B), red London arrival, rated “1/3” in manuscript and black boxed “Addl 1⁄ 2 ”; faults through disinfection though an interesting letter regarding the attack on the Port of Ponza. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo PROVENANCE:

Alan Robertson

Photos also appear on page 153 www.spink.com

£350-400


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1813 (14 Nov.) disinfected entire with contents headed “H.M.Ship Iphigenia at sea off Cape de Garde”, addressed to Huddersfield with double oval “SHIPLETTER/(CROWN)/PORTSMOUTH” (Robertson S10), staining through disinfection, fine. Interesting contents including “...The downfall of Napoléon is now apparently visible as finally since the affaire at Leipsick”. A scarce Napoloenic War letter. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo PROVENANCE: Alan Robertson

£350-400

1814 (17 Dec.) entire with contents from Burwalla, India to Woodhall, re-directed to Edinburgh, endorsed “1 post paid”, with a good strike of the very rare three-line “LONDON/SHIP LETTER/20 JAN 15” (Robertson S.32, only 2 examples recorded), red arrival datestamp (26.6) and boxed Scottish “Addl./ 1⁄ 2 ”; a vertical filing fold just crosses the Ship letter marking. Fine and rare. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo

£750-1,000

1821 (6 Nov.) entire, with contents headed “Ship Patterson off the start point of the English Channel”, to Providence R.I. with fine step type “KINGSBRIDGE/SHIP LETTER”, red “SHIP” and “NEW YORK/DEC/30” arrival d.s., a variety of rate markings and notations; fine. Van der Linden Certificate (2010). Photo

£350-400

1828 (25 Feb.) entire letter from Errol (Perthshire) to New York, via Liverpool, with Edinburgh “PAID/FEB.26/1828”, “SHIP” and “NEW YORK/APR/14” c.d.s., on reverse, Perth (25.2); a little stained and some small faults, scarce. Photo PROVENANCE: Alan Robertson

£150-200

1834 (16 Aug.) entire from Philadelphia to Guernsey, endorsed “Virginian Via Liverpool”, “PAID” handstamp, on reverse boxed “LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER” (Robertson S.13); fine. Photo PROVENANCE: Alan Robertson

£200-250

1853 (25 July) entire with contents from London to Montreal via Liverpool and New York with double-ring “B(crown)R/25 JU 25/1853”, rated “1/-” and with “1s/4dCy” in circle; filing fold, fine

£150-200

1862 (29 May) entire letter to Providence R.I. via Liverpool and Boston bearing 1862-64 4d. tied by Newcastle on Tyne “545” duplex, “Br Packet Boston” arrival datestamp (13.6); fine. A scarce underpaid letter which escaped being charged Postage Due. Photo

£250-300

1882 (30 Jan.) United States 2c. postal stationery card from Chepota (Kansas) to Great Yarmouth with a fine strike in red of the rare “LIVERPOOL/3 FE 82/P.L.O.” c.d.s.; the card creased and other faults PROVENANCE: Alan Robertson

£200-250

1892 (27 Aug.) envelope registered to Milan bearing 1881 1d. (2) and 1887-92 21⁄ 2 d. with violet “498” numeral cancellations, oval Manchester and red oval London (28.8) datestamps, arrival on reverse, part of flap missing and other slight faults on reverse

£100-150

1895 (7 Nov.) 1d. + 6d. printed to Private Order advertising envelope (Alfred Smith & Son) registered to France with oval Bath cancellations, arrival datestamp on reverse; fine and colourful

£120-150

Wreck Mail - The Columbo 1058



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1862 (30 Oct.) envelope (top flap missing) to Southampton showing a fair strike of the “HONG KONG/PAID” and good strike of “LONDON/PAID” c.d.s. in red (1.1), good strike of boxed “Saved from the wreck of/the Colombo.” handstamp in black, with “1/-” rate mark in red crayon, Hong Kong despatch c.d.s. in blue and part arrival d.s. in black. Light soiling as to be expected but in very fine condition for a cover which had been the sea for three months. A very desirable cover from the rare China mail bags which were picked up in Galle. Photo Photos also appear on pages 155 and 161

£2,500-3,000


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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Great Britain, Postal History - contd. Penny Post Petition 1059

1839 (c.) petition on vellum (75x88cm) “To the Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament afsembled. The humble Petition of the Undersigned Inhabitants of Gloucester and its Vicinity herewith. That your Petitioners earnestly desire an Uniform Penny Post payable in advance as proposed by Rowland Hill and recommended by the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons. That your Petitioners intreat (sic) your Honourable House to give instant effect to this Report. And your petitioners will ever pray”., mounted and framed (100x123cm), fine. An extraordinary document concerning the Uniform Penny Post of Rowland Hill and of major importance

£1,500-2,000

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The Times, May 13, 1839, including a short notice on page 4, “Mr. Rowland Hill’s plan of a penny postage has been partly tried as an experiment in Gloucestershire. The postage from Stroud to Nailsworth, which was formerly 4d., has been reduced to 1d., and the consequence is, that on an average there are 40 letters between these places where there was only one or two at the higher rate...”

£100-120

The Times, May 24, 1839, with a long article on page 3, “The Select Committee on Postage”, continuing the feature from 16th May, giving extracts from their report, the “Plan of Mr. Rowland Hill. 5. Postage Regulated According to Weight”, giving a discourse on the fairness of this new system as well as ease of operation for the Post Office. Interesting and full of contemporary information

£120-150

The Times, July 5 1839, a long article under the heading “Uniform Penny Post” being an extensive study indicating the revenue anticipated by the Post Office, demonstrating the increased volume created by the reduction in price. It compares the fall in price of soap, tea and admission to the Tower showing the increased demand created by reduced price brings more profit. The article also mentions the Stroud to Nailsworth experiment where a reduction in postage from 4d. to 1d. resulted in a six-fold increase in volume. Fine

£120-150

The Times, July 11, 1839, an article under the heading “Uniform Penny Post” describes a meeting in Mansion House between bankers, merchants and others, where the Lord Mayor presided to consider Rowland Hill’s proposal. Those present included members of parliament, people with mercantile interest and other important persons from the City of London. The petition was approved unanimously. Fine

£100-120

The Times, July 18, 1839, with a letter from John Dickinson on page 6, “Reduction of Postage - Remarks on the mode of carrying into effect the reduction of postage” and commenting on his being appointed by the Government to manufacture post-office franks; this is followed by a general, detailed analysis of the costings of covers and the cost of paper and the expected increase in the volumes of letter sent. It compares the advantages and disadvantages of labels against covers, bearing in mind that forgeries are more liable on labels as well as the defacement and damage by rubbing in the post carriage of the labels during transit. An interesting discussion

£100-120

The Times, July 23, 1839, a long article on pages 3 and 4 under the heading “Postage Duties Bill” giving the proceedings of a long parliamentary debate on the reduction of postage rate in which the Chancellor of the Exchequer comments how he implemented his powers to achieve the desired effect. Sir Robert Peel discusses whether the Treasury acted effectively and appropriately to achieve the full benefits of reduced postage to the Uniform Penny Postage; fine

£100-150

The Times, July 24, 1839, a feature on page 3, “Penny Postage”, details of a petition to the House of Lords signed by the mayor and upwards of 12,500 of the merchants of the City of London, which apparently was signed within 12 hours. The petition stated that the present rates of postage were prejudicial to the interests of commerce. The costs of mail coach and train are compared as well as the costs of overseas mail sent by ship and gives details of the speeches made by various Lords.

£100-120


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The Times, July 25, 1839, an article under the heading “Postage Duties Bill” on page 3 in which Mr. Rice stated that, in order to prevent forgery of the stamp, it was his intention to offer every inducement to scientific men to propose such devices that might secure that aim. The House also discussed the Duke of Marlborough’s pension which was then paid out of the post Office revenues. Fine

£100-120

The Times, September 6, 1839, two papers, with an article on page 2 headed “Postage” being minutes of the Board of Treasury carrying into effect the Act for establishing a reduced and uniform Rate of Postage. The Act had already received the Royal Assent but that the Lords had discretion in its implementation. A long discussion on the merits and points for them to consider. The Lords were to decided in matters such as the course to be chosen, stamped covers, stamped paper, or stamps to be used separately, etc.

£120-150

The Times, October 31, 1839, a short article on page 5, under the heading “Penny Postage”, “More than 2000 proposals from parties competing for the supply of stamps, by a superior method, to be used in the collection of postage, are now lying before the Lords of the Treasury”. In fine condition

£80-100

The Times, November 27, 1839, page 6 with three letters to the editor, all by T. Reeves, late surveyor of taxes, suggesting that he thought that forgery could not be prevented, not the reuse of labels and sees no advantage between one label and another. He recommended the use of stamped covers or stamped paper as being more secure.

£100-120

The Times, December 12, 1839, a letter on page 3 headed “Illegal Regulations of the Treasury, Postage-rates Minute”, in which a barrister complains about the illegality as well as the injustice of charging double for the refusal or neglect of the sender to prepay the postage. This follows with a long analysis by the Lords of the Treasury, explaining, illustrating and justifying their views and what is intended in the new postal reform. Fine condition

£120-150

The Times, December 24, 1839, page 2 with two letters to the editor under the banner “Penny Post”, one complaining about the Penny Postman being careless by damaging letters on delivery and leaving them under the door knocker, and that four or five of his neighbours having their knockers similarly employed. The second letter complained about the postage taking no regard for fractions of ounces and that anything over one ounce could attract four times the rate of postage, and if unpaid it would be double, or up to eight times the rate.

£100-120

The Times, January 1, 1840, three letters to the editor on page 6, under the heading “Penny Postage”, two of these letters complain about the proposed introduction or the new prepaid envelopes and labels as being cumbersome and unnecessary as well as being laid open to forgery. The third letter states that there were over 2600 plans sent in to compete for the Penny Post and four were awarded prizes, even though their plans were not adopted. The writer thought it would be fair if their proposals were made public; signed “A Competitor”. Some archival tape repair

£80-100

The Times, March 4, 1840, a short announcement on page 5, “The Treasury, in accordance with Mr. Hill’s propositions, have directed four kinds of stamps to be prepared stamped covers or half sheets of paper, stamped envelopes, labels or adhesive stamps, and stamps struck on letter paper itself. The first three kinds are to be manufactured on some peculiar paper by the Government. - Ministerial print”. Good to fine condition

£100-120

The Times, July 14 1840, an announcement on page 5, “Postage Envelopes” stating “A new stamp for postage envelope is already prepared to supersede the Mulready landscapes of savages, camels, barrels, and Britannias.” and announcing the arrival of the Penny Pink envelope, “It consists simply in a well-executed likeness of the Queen, resembling the label, but in circular form, and is to be printed on the right hand upper corner of the envelopes and covers. Some expense will be incurred by the change - Bristol Journal”.

£100-120

The Times, August 3 1840, an article on page 3, “The New Postage” about the House of Commons debating the new postal service. The debate included the times and sailings of ships, the new regulations, as well as a possible discount on the sale of a large number of the new labels. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, who was answering all questions referred to the fact that consideration was being given to the registration of letters to prevent theft and for the carrying of money orders.

£100-120 Page 159


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The Times, August 8, 1840, a small notice on page 5, under “The Penny Postage”, “It is not generally known to the public, that by a Treasury order every postmaster and letterreceiver, without exception, is bound to sell the postage label stamps to the public at a penny each, whatever number sold, whether a single stamp or more; and the covers at a penny farthing each. This should be universally known - that wherever there is a post-office there is also a depôt for the stamps and covers.”. Fine condition

£80-100

The Times, September 3, 1840, a short article on page 5, “Postage Stamps”, “Any person attempting to erase the obliterating mark from these stamps, and use the stamps a second time, is liable to a penalty of £20, for every offence, under 3 and 4 Victoria, c. 96, sec. 23, passed last session”. This goes on to state that matches, etc., are prohibited from being sent in the post and the change of the ink used to cancel the stamps being changed from red to black. Fine condition

£100-120

The Times, April 19, 1844, with an article on page 5 headed, “Stamped Letter Paper”, giving details of a new Post Office Notice, outlining the costs of stamped letter paper. “Penny stamped half sheets of paper being about to be issued for the purpose of postage, in addition to the postage envelopes and labels now in use, the following are the prices at which they will be sold to the public’ viz., For half a ream, containing 240 half sheets ... £1.2s.3d For a quire, containing 24 ditto ... 0.2s.3d. For a single half sheet ... 0.0.11⁄ 2d.”. The article concludes. “It is essential that these half sheets should be folded so that the stamps should be above the address, and on the right hand side of the letter; and particular attention is requested on this point, as if the precaution is neglected, the letter will probably be charged with postage.”

£100-120

Queen Victoria Photograph x1080

A cabinet photograph by Alexander Bassano (14.5x10.5 cm) showing the Queen in a full length, profile, seated pose and pictured wearing her mourning dress. Signed and dated “1897” in black fountain pen; mounted and framed. Rare

£1,500-2,000

1840 Mulready 1081



A group of used with both 1d. and 2d. lettersheets and envelopes cancelled by red and black Maltese Crosses respectively (1d. lettersheet dated 19 May); also 1843 1d. advertising lettersheet addressed to Jersey bearing 1d. red-brown which may not belong. Some filing creases and soiling. (5 covers)

£700-900

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A11, addressed to Morhampton (?) Surrey, centrally struck red Maltese Cross cancellation, on reverse 1840 (13 May) Bath double-ring d.s. and red datestamp (14.5); without contents but endorsed on the flap “This Penny Postage Cover is the first I have received. It was invented by some Lady about the Court and given to Mr. Mulready RA to reduce to the proper size....”, a little soiled and refolded to display the message, fine and a fascinating survival of postal historical significance. Photo

£800-1,000

A19, addressed to North Shields, crisp red Maltese Cross cancellation, on reverse with Ipswich (Sept. 1840); the wrapper partly reduced and other minor faults otherwise an attractive example. Photo

£150-200

Caricatures 1084



Spooner number 3; unused; light wrinkling or creasing at top right corner. Fresh

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£100-120


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Illustrated and Printed Envelopes 1085

ADO LESAGE;

clerical envelope number 1, “The Church Tossed on a Stormy Sea”, addressed to Tynemouth and re-addressed to Ipswich, on reverse London 1840 (6 July) and North Shields (10.7) datestamps; beautiful intact black wax seal; adhesive removed and opened out for display, some age staining. A rare envelope. Photo

£500-600

Note: a similar envelope ex the same correspondence was sold in the Grunin Sale on 6th May 2004. 1086



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Valentine’s Ocean Penny Post envelope, state I, from York to Ipswich with 1841 1d. redbrown (stamp creased before placing on envelope) cancelled by indistinct “930” numeral obliterator, on reverse blue double-ring York 1851 (22 Dec.) and red arrival (23.12). Fresh and attractive. Photo

£400-500

1901-02 hand-illustrated fronts (39) from West Norwood to Master Geo Watson, Preston, Lancs. (11 are coloured), all with 1d. frankings (made up in various ways), mixed condition and stuck down on pages. Photo

£800-1,000

1839 Treasury Competition Essays William Nolan x1088

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Two examples of the duty stamps, die 4, in black and red produced by the Congreve method affixed to sheet, one with pen mark; and each taken from his long design. The sheet with two folding creases, one affecting the left design. Submitted entry number 21,592. Very rare and of exhibition quality. Brandon certificate (2005). Photo

£6,000-8,000

Line Engraved Proofs and Essays Paper and Gum Trials x1089

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A strip of three, endorsed by Joshua Bacon and L. de Nicola, “dg 17lb/Ca/Po” referring to the dark gum on 17lb paper with included calcium and potassium, and showing the watermark “1838”. Very scarce, especially as a multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (2000). S.G. Spec. DP3a. Photo PROVENANCE:

Pichai Buranasombati

Photos for lot 1087 appear on page 161 www.spink.com

£4,000-5,000


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1840 One Penny Black

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HC in a deep shade with large to very large margins all round, a neat strike of carminered Maltese Cross; very fine. Dealer’s handstamp on reverse. Photo

£180-220

IH in a deep shade, large to very large, even margins all round, cancelled by a light and central strike of dull red Maltese Cross; fine and attractive. Photo

£180-220

NB, a deep shade, good to large margins, with a neat and central strike of deep reddish Maltese Cross; fresh and attractive. Photo

£120-150

NI, a light shade with large to very large margins all round, a central and very neat strike of orange-red Maltese Cross; a very light vertical crease; fresh and most attractive. Photo

£120-150

NK, good to very large margins, small scissor cut lower right corner, well clear of the design, some trivial thinning in the left margin, orange-red Maltese Cross; fresh and attractive. Photo

£100-140

SA in a light shade showing some signs of plate wear, large to very large even margins with a light, neat and central strike of red Maltese Cross; very light vertical crease. Fresh and attractive. Photo

£120-150

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SD showing some signs of plate wear, small to large margins with a central strike of dull red Maltese Cross; fine. Photo

£100-120

SK, a deep shade with good to large margins, a central strike of deep red Maltese Cross; insignificant traces of a vertical bend. Fresh and most attractive. Photo

£120-150

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AG, large to enormous margins all round, cancelled by a slightly heavy strike of black Maltese Cross; small edge fault at left, well clear of the design. Photo

£150-200

BG, a deep shade with small to very large margins and a beautifully struck strike of central, full red Maltese Cross. Fresh and fine. Photo

£100-120

DG in a full shade, close to very large margins with a neat and centrally struck opaque brownish red Maltese Cross. Fresh and attractive. Photo

£100-120

GB, close to large margins with a neat and central strike of carmine-red Maltese Cross, fine. Photo

£100-120


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KH in a deep shade, very large margins all round and cancelled by central strike of dull red Maltese Cross; fresh and fine. Photo

£200-240

LK with good to enormous margins, a central strike of dull red Maltese Cross. Very fresh and attractive. Photo

£150-180

PH in a deep shade, close to large margins with a neat and central strike of opaque red Maltese Cross; fresh and fine. Photo

£100-120

QF, good to large even margins, a neat and central strike of deep red Maltese Cross; fine and attractive. Photo

£120-150

TF, large to very large margins all round, cancelled by dull red Maltese Cross; light horizontal crease. Photo

£100-120

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BB, good to large margins, a neat and central strike of brown-red Maltese Cross. Fine and attractive. Photo

£100-120

CE, good to large margins, a light and central strike of dull red Maltese Cross; fresh and fine. Photo

£100-120

IE, part red Maltese Cross cancellation at upper right which leaves the Queen’s face completely untouched, large margins all round. An outstanding example. Photo

£250-300

LD in a deep shade, good even margins with a neat and central strike of dull red Maltese Cross; fine. Photo

£100-120

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NA in a slightly greyish shade, small to very large margins with a neat and central strike of orange-red Maltese Cross; attractive. Photo

£100-120

OG, large even margins all round, a neat and central strike of dull red Maltese Cross; fine and attractive. Photo

£150-180

OK, large to very large even margins, a light and central strike of dull red Maltese Cross. A fine and appealing stamp. Photo

£150-180

RK, good to large even margins, a good and central strike of deep red Maltese Cross; an attractive stamp. Photo

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1115

1116

1117

Plate III 1115

1116

1117

CI in a deep shade, good to large margins and a neat and central strike of orange-red Maltese Cross; fresh and fine. Photo

£120-150

FI, large to very large even margins, a neat strike of a deep red Maltese Cross. Attractive. Photo

£150-180

GC, good to large margins, a neat and central strike of light red Maltese Cross; light vertical bend. Photo

£100-120

1118

1119

1120

1121

Plate IV 1118

1119

AG in a deep, full black shade, good to very large margins with orange-red Maltese Cross. Photo

£120-150

DE, good to large margins, with a neat and central strike of light red Maltese Cross; fine and attractive. Photo

£100-120

1120

DF, deep shade, small to large margins, neat light red Maltese Cross. Photo

£100-120

1121

KE, good margins with a neat and central strike of bright red Maltese Cross; fine. Photo

£100-120

1122

1123

Plate V 1122

1123

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CH, small to very large margins, neat deep red Maltese Cross; light vertical bend, fresh appearance. Photo

£100-120

GB, small to enormous margins showing a segment of the stamp below, cancelled by deep orange-red Maltese Cross; tiny thinning in the top margin; attractive. Photo

£100-120


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1125

1126

1127

HI (double letter H), matched in red, red Maltese Cross cancellation, good to large margins, fine. Also Plate II IH with upright red Maltese Cross but cut into at foot. Photo

£150-200

NI, large to very large margins, a light and central strike of red Maltese Cross; a small horizontal bend; good appearance. Photo

£100-120

OL, small to large margins with a central and neat strike of deep red Maltese Cross; fine and attractive. Photo

£100-120

SF, large to very large margins all round, a central but slightly oily strike of bright red Maltese Cross; fine. Photo

£180-220

1128

1129

1130

1131

1132

Plate VI 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132

AL, small to enormous margins with a light, central strike of dull red Maltese Cross. Photo

£120-150

HD in a deep shade, large to very large margins and a light and central strike of crimsonred Maltese Cross. A fine and delightful example. Roumet handstamp on reverse. Photo

£180-220

KL greyish shade with part sheet margin, other margins small to large, a full strike of deep red Maltese Cross; small margin fault at left. Photo

£100-120

QA in a deep shade, small to very large margins, a central strike of red Maltese Cross; fresh and fine. Photo

£100-120

QC in a deep shade, good to large margins, a neat and central strike of carmine-red Maltese Cross. Fresh, fine and attractive. Photo

£120-150

1133

1134

1135

Plate VII 1133

1134 ័ 1135

BC, good to large margins with a light strike of orange-red Maltese Cross, fine. Photo

£100-120

HF, good to large margins, tied to small piece by complete, crisp, black Maltese Cross cancellation; very fine. Photo

£120-150

MF, small to large margins with a neat and central strike of black Maltese Cross, fresh and attractive. Photo

£100-120 Page 167


Spring Collector’s Series Sale Great Britain, 1840 One Penny Black - contd.

1136

1138

1139

Plate VIII 1136

1137 ័

BH clearly showing the scratches below H square, good to large even margins and a full strike of red Maltese Cross; fine. Photo

£120-150

DJ in a deep shade, good to very large margins and tied by deep red Maltese Cross on large piece showing Thrapston 1840 (30 Nov.) despatch c.d.s. at left. Photo

£120-150

1138

JE, good to large margins, central black Maltese Cross; fine. Photo

£120-150

1139

JF, close to very large margins, a central strike of black Maltese Cross; fresh and fine. Photo

£120-150

1140 Plate IX 1140

IC, good to enormous margins showing parts of the stamps above and below, a light strike of pale orange-red Maltese Cross; fine and attractive. Photo

£150-180

1141 Plate X 1141

AK, good to large margins with a light strike of orange-red Maltese Cross; scarce on this plate. Fine and attractive. Photo

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£250-300


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1142

1143

1144

1145

Plate XI 1142 1143

1144 ័ 1145

BJ in the greyish shade, small to large margins, a neat and central strike of black Maltese Cross; tiny thin near north-west corner. Attractive. Photo

£800-1,000

AH in a deep shade for this plate, large to very large margins all round with a very light and central strike of black Maltese Cross; very fresh and fine. An outstanding and beautiful example of this plate. Photo

£1,500-1,800

AI in the typical greyish shade, good to very large margins and tied on small piece by a full strike of black Maltese Cross; very fresh printing, fine. Photo

£1,200-1,500

MJ, good colour, good to large margins with a small part strike of black Maltese Cross which leaves a full profile. A fine and appealing example. Photo

£1,200-1,500

1146 x1146



OA re-entry, margins just cut into to very large, just tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation on cover front with a clear strike of Howden 1841 (10 Feb.) despatch datestamp on flap. A very early plate XI cover and used on the first day of the general introduction of the black Maltese Cross. Exceptionally rare use of the red Maltese Cross on a plate XI cover. B.P.A. (1966), and R.P.S. (1998) Certificates Note: The black printings of plate XI were made on 1st and 2nd February PROVENANCE: Joseph Silkin, June 1971 Jerry Curruthers, December 2005

£7,000-8,000

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Great Britain, 1840 One Penny Black, Plate XI - contd.

1147 1147

1148

1148

RD partial double D, good to large margins with a neat strike of black Maltese Cross; slight thinning in lower left corner. Good appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (1984). Photo

£600-800

RI in a deep shade for this plate, good to very large margins and a neat strike of black Maltese Cross. Fine and a particularly desirable example of this plate. Photo

£1,200-1,500

Unplated 1149

1150

1151



A small group of covers, one with margins all round, three just cut into including AA with enormous margins on three sides; cancelled by shades of red Maltese Cross. (4 covers)

£200-250

A small group with very mixed margins, does include four margined examples (3); most with faults. (10)

£300-350

A selection on stock card, some just touched or cut into, most with margins all round; fair to good. Also 1840 2d. (2) with faults. (16)

£800-1,000

1840 Two Pence Blue Plate 2 1152



PH-PI horizontal pair in a pale bright shade, just touched at top, other margins small to very large, tied on entire to London by dull red Maltese Cross with Llangadoch 1840 (2 Dec.) despatch c.d.s. alongside; the cover has suffered slight ageing, scarce nevertheless. Photo

£400-500

1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown x1153



Plate 10, MF, touched to good margins, well tied by black Maltese Cross on entire from Charing Cross to Andover, showing 1841 (17 Feb.) despatch datestamp on flap, which opens out well for display. This is believed to be the earliest recorded use of the plate 10 printing in red. Photo

£600-800

1154 1154

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Plate 19, NH cancelled by mixed ink (red and black) and black Maltese Crosses, good to large margins; fine and attractive. R.P.S. Certificate (2006) stating “... struck first with mixed ink M/Cross, corrected with black M/Cross, applied by the same obliterator”. Photo

£150-200


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1083

1158 1137

1153

1152

1160

1161

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Great Britain- contd.

1858-79 Plate Numbers 1155



1d. Plate 225, CF, tied on envelope to Nairn by 1880 (12 Jan.) Inverness duplex with the arrival datestamp on reverse; light horizontal bend affects the adhesive. A clean and attractive cover. Photo

£350-400

1156 1156

刂+ អ

1

⁄ 2 d. rose, plate 14, BD-CE block of four, large part original gum; some usual gum wrinkling, well centred and fresh colour. Cat £450. Photo

£120-150

1847-54 Embossed Issues

——————— 1157 ——————— 1157

1158



1159

6d. mauve, touched to clear margins, thinned at top; 10d. brown, close to clear margins and 1/- pale green, good to large margins, small thin; all overprinted “SPECIMEN” in black (1/- in red) with large part original gum. 10d. and 1/- with very fresh colour and fine appearance. A scarce and attractive group. S.G. 54s, 57s, 58s, £8,200. Photo

£1,200-1,500

10d. brown, die 2 horizontal pair, margins just touching at top to very large and cancelled by London numerals on 1852 (22 Jan.) entire letter to France with Calais and “PD” in oval alongside, the reverse with straight-line “Leadenhall St.”, despatch c.d.s. and Tourcoing arrival c.d.s.; light horizontal filing crease. A charming and fine cover. Photo

£800-1,000

A selection with 1/- (4), 10d. (3) and 6d. (2) with mixed margins, two 1/- cut into one side, otherwise the margins are fair to good; also 1857 illustrated invoice from Sheffield to U.S.A. bearing 1/- pale green. Condition is mixed, though not bad for this issue

£500-600

Surface Printed 1855-57 No Corner Letters 1160



4d. carmine, watermark Small Garter, horizontal pair, tied by 1856 (25 Jan.) Manchester “498” duplex cancellation on envelope to Rotterdam with script “England/Franco” below, transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine. S.G. 62. Photo Photos also appear on page 171

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£150-200


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1162

4d. pale carmine, watermark Medium Garter, horizontal wing-margin pair, tied by Scottish “210” in bars cancellation on 1857 (9 May) entire letter from Kirkcaldy to Amsterdam, a good range of markings, fine. S.G. 64. Photo

£60-80

A small selection with 4d. Small Garter used, 4d. Large Garter unused and fine used pairs (2), 6d. unused with part original gum, wing margin and good used (2); attractive. (10)

£280-300

1163 1862-64 1163

S ᔛ

1164

3d. rose with shaded spandrels, DG, overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 2, part to large part original gum; good appearance. S.G. Spec. J25As, £800. Photo

£200-250

A small selection with 3d. bright carmine-rose with neat Malta c.d.s., 3d. pale carminerose unused, 4d. used (3), 6d. used, 9d. used (2, one reperforated) and 1/- unused and regummed. (9)

£200-250

1865-67 1165

A small selection with 4d. plate 14 unused and regummed, plates 10, 11 and 12 good to fine used, 6d. and 9d. good used. (6)

1166

£150-180

1167

1867-80 1166

1167

1168

9d. straw, plate 4, OA, unused with part original gum; some gum redistribution. Superb centring and good colour. S.G. 110, £2000. Photo

£200-250

2/- brown, BH wing margin, indistinctly cancelled but a sound example of this scarce stamp. Signed Protschold. S.G. 121. £3,250. Photo

£300-340

A selection with 3d. plates (7) good to fine used, several with neat c.d.s., 6d. used (6), 9d. (2), 10d. unused and used, 1/- (5), 2/- “SPECIMEN”, used (2). An attractive group. (26)

£350-400

1872-73 1169

A small selection with 6d. deep chestnut, LL, unused with part original gum and fine used; 6d. pale chestnut unused (blunt corner) and used. (4)

£150-180

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1867-83 High Values

1170

1171

Watermark Maltese Cross 1170

1171

10/- greenish grey, FG, a neat and central strike of Stock Exchange Glasgow c.d.s. dated 1882, light horizontal crease; very fresh colour, attractive. Photo. S.G. 128, £2800. Photo

£500-600

£1 brown-lilac, DA, with neat Edinburgh 1882 c.d.s.; fine and attractive. S.G. 129, £4000. Photo

£1,500-2,000

1172 Watermark Anchor, Blued Paper 1172

ᔛ S

£5 orange, AM, overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 9; part original gum with gum disturbance around old hinge marks; small thin spot. S.G. Spec. J128s, £3250. Photo

1173

£500-600

1174

Watermark Anchor, White Paper 1173

1174

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£5 orange, AE with Belfast 1893 c.d.s.; small ink mark at left, fine. Stanley Gibbons guarantee mark on reverse. S.G. 137, £4500. Photo

£1,800-2,000

£5 orange, BB with a neat and central strike of Castleton/Lanc. c.d.s. dated 1894 (27 Mar.); fresh colour and a fine example of this stamp. S.G. 137, £4500. Photo

£2,000-2,500


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1175 1175

1176

1176

£5 orange, CC with a bold strike of double-ring Aberdeen c.d.s. dated 1894 (3 July) with code “E*P”, good colour; a couple of very minor bends or wrinkles. Photo

£2,300-2,500

£5 orange, CC bearing a neat strike of Lombard St. B.O. c.d.s. dated 1896 (29 June) with code letters “DT”, strong colour; fine and attractive. Photo

£2,300-2,500

1177 1177

1178

ᔛ S

1178

£5 orange, CH, overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 11, part original gum which has become glazed. Good appearance. S.G. Spec. J128t, £3800. Photo

£1,000-1,200

£5 orange, CH with a neat strike of Crewe c.d.s. dated 1902 (4 July), rich colour, fresh and very fine. Photo

£2,300-2,500

1179 1873-80 1179

刂+ អ

21⁄ 2 d. rosy mauve, plate 10, CB-DC block of four, large part original gum; a few gum wrinkles. A good multiple. S.G. 141, £2750. Photo

£600-700

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Great Britain, 1873-80 - contd.

1180 1180

1181

1182

1181

1/- orange brown, plate 13, TL, variety watermark inverted, cancelled by London barred oval; a good example of this scarce variety. S.G. Spec. J115c, £1300. Photo

£180-220

4d. sage-green, plate 16, GI, part to large part original gum with small adherences on reverse. S.G. 153, £1000. Photo

£150-180

A small selection with unused 21⁄ 2 d. rosy mauve plates 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and scarce plate 17, 3d. plate 12, 6d. plate 16, 1/- orange-brown plate 13 and 8d. orange, also some used. Condition is a little mixed, high catalogue value. (22)

£650-700

1183

1184

1880-83 1183

1184

1185

3d. on 3d. lilac, RF, and 6d. on 6d. lilac, JI, part to large part original gum; fine. S.G. 159, 162, £1050. Photo

£200-250

1/- orange-brown, plate 13, MB and plate 14, EI, part to large part original gum. S.G. 163, £1225. Photo

£200-250

A selection with unused 21⁄ 2 d. plates 22 and 23 (2), 4d. plate 17 (2), 6d. plates 17 and 18, 3d. on 3d. lilac plus some used including fine with c.d.s. (29)

£300-350

1880-81 1186

A group with two sets unused to part original gum plus some shades and others. Also 1879 Tender, Ridgeway 1d. dull blue imperforate 1d. essay in a strip of six. (27)

£200-240

1187 1883-84 High Values 1187

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2/6d. deep lilac, AB, large part original gum; part hinge remainder and light vertical gum bend. Fresh. S.G. 179, £700. Photo

£150-200


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1189

A good selection with 2/6d. unused (creased) and used (7) including fine used and pair, 5/- overprinted “SPECIMEN” (without gum), superb used with central Ladbroke Grove c.d.s. and others used (4), 10/- good used, 1888 £1 orbs used with telegraphic cancellations and 1891 £1 green good used with Belfast c.d.s. (17). Photo

£800-1,000

1884 One Pound Watermark Crowns 1189

£1 brown-lilac, JD, cancelled by a neat strike of 1891 Belfast c.d.s.; some very light paper wrinkling and faint red crayon mark at left. Rich colour and attractive. S.G. 185, £2500. Photo

£400-500

1190 1888 One Pound Watermark Orbs 1190

£1 brown-lilac, EC, cancelled by a central strike of 1888 Gracechurch Street registered oval; centred a little left. A. good example of this stamp. S.G. 186, £4000. Photo

£800-1,000

1883-84 Lilac and Green Issue 1191

刂 ᔛ

1192

4d. dull green, KI, top marginal, full original gum slightly crackily with very fresh colour; also 2d. lilac, AQ, top marginal with full original gum, mounted in margin, small black mark on face, fresh colour, fine. S.G. 189, 192, £625

£150-200

A selection with part to large part original gum values to 9d. with some duplication plus 4d. to 1/- fair to good used. (23)

£400-450

1887-1900 Jubilee 1193

刂+ អ

10d. dull purple and carmine and 1/- green and carmine blocks of four fine mint or unmounted mint. Also 41⁄ 2 d. corner block of four.

£150-200

1194 1194

刂 ᔛ

£1 green, KB with top margin, mounted in the margin only; light corner bend. Fine and attractive. S.G. 212. Photo

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1195 1195

1196

£1 green, TA showing the plate 2 frame break, with a neat strike of 1895 Glasgow c.d.s.; some very light wrinkling or creasing. An attractive example of this error. S.G. Spec. K17a, £1800. Photo

£350-400

A selection with 6d., 9d. and 10d. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, two sets good to fine mint, additional 1/- grey-green plus good to fine used with values to 1/- (3) and £1 green

£300-350

King Edward VII 1902-10 De la Rue 1197

1198

1199

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

2/6d. to £1 high value set of four, large part original gum; £1 with gum wrinkles or creases. A fair set. Photo

£400-600

2/6d. slate-purple on chalky paper, lower right sheet corner example, soft grey-brown paper adherences in lower margin, the stamp is unmounted mint; some light surface ageing on the lower margin. S.G. Spec. M49 (3), £575. Photo

£120-150

5/- deep bright carmine, with top margin, unmounted mint. Fine. S.G. Spec. M51 (2). £800. Photo

£250-300

1200

10/- ultramarine, lightly mounted mint; a couple of gum bends. S.G. 265, £850. Photo

£150-200

1201

刂 ᔛ

10/- deep ultramarine, with right sheet margin, unmounted mint; the stamp with light gum bend and creasing in the margin. Fresh. S.G. Spec. M53 (2), £2000. Photo

£500-600

£1 dull blue-green with left sheet margin, unmounted mint; pulled perf. at foot, otherwise fresh and fine. S.G. 266, £3250. Photo

£1,000-1,200

£1 dull blue-green, fine used with neat 1910 Jersey c.d.s.; from the foot of the pane and showing part of the “POSTAGE” watermark. Photo

£200-250

1202

1203

刂 ᔛ

1204

£1 dull blue-green, a central strike of Guernsey c.d.s.; fine. S.G. 266, £750. Photo

£200-250

1205

£1 dull blue-green with a central 1912 large Guernsey c.d.s.; fine. Photo

£200-250

1206

£1 dull blue-green, a vertical pair cancelled by circular Guernsey parcel cancellation; good to fine. Photo

£350-400

1911 Harrison, Perforation 15x14 1207

刂អ ᔛ B

3d. purple on lemon in a right margin block of twelve, mounted in the margin only, stamps unmounted mint. Fine. S.G. 285, £840

£200-250

1911-13 Somerset House 1208

ᔛ+ អ

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10/- bright blue, block of four cancelled by large Guernsey c.d.s.; fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. M54 (1), £3000. Photo

£800-1,000


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1203

1200

1201 1199 1198

1204 1202

1205

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Spring Collector’s Series Sale Great Britain, King Edward VII, 1911-13 Somerset House - contd.

1209 1209

1210

Ex 1214

£1 deep green cancelled by a neat strike of Guernsey c.d.s.; tiny thin spot (natural?) in front of nose. Attractive. Photo

£120-150

A group of unused high values with 2/6d. (2), 5/- and 10/- (both with top margins), large part original gum or mounted in the margin only; some gum wrinkles. (4). Photo

£400-500

Collections and Ranges 1211

1212

1902-13, a mainly unmounted mint selection arranged on stocksheets (2) including 1⁄ 2 d. to 1/- with booklet pane of 6 (five stamps plus St. Andrew’s Cross label) (3, no selvedge and one with a stamp missing). Generally good to fine. (43 items)

£150-200

A selection on Hagner pages with unused values to 2/6d. and 5/-, Harrison perf.15x14 set, duplicated used with values to 2/6d. (5), 5/- (4) and 10/- (3); condition is a little mixed in places though most are good to fine. (106)

£500-600

1

1213

A small selection with unused values to 9d. (2), 10d. (3) and 1/- (2) including ⁄ 2 d. with cross attached unused, used and in a pane of six, 6d. imperf. plate proof in black on thin white card, a group of high values with 2/6d. unused (2) and used (11), 5/- unused (2) and used (9) plus 10/- used (3)

£600-700

1

1214

An appealing and attractive collection in small loose leaf album which includes ⁄ 2 d., 1d., 21⁄ 2 d. and 6d. on neat piece clearly cancelled by Edinburgh first day postmarks, a good selection of De La Rue shades unused with values to 10d. (5) and 1/- (5), used shades, some very fine, with values to 10/- (3) and £1 (2); 1911 Harrison issues unused and used with some multiples; Somerset House with unused values to 2/6d., 5/- and 10/-, with used values to 10/- and £1 including 2/6d. with superb Honiton 1911 c.d.s. A very good collection. Photo

£2,000-3,000

King George V 1912-24 Royal Cypher 1215

ᔛ S

1d. imperforate, overprinted “SPECIMEN” type 26 in a corner block of 4, also similar 1⁄ 2 d. single and perf. single 1d. overprinted “CANCELLED” type 26, lightly mounted or unmounted. S.G. Spec. N14u, N16u, w. Photo

£180-200

1913 Multiple Cypher 1216

A small mint collection with 1⁄ 2 d. and 1d. set (3), additional 1⁄ 2 d. (2), 1⁄ 2 d. coil join in a vertical strip of six and two stamps on a coil leader (G). A fine and scarce lot. (16)

£800-1,000

1913-19 Seahorse High Values 1217

刂 ᔛ

1218

1219

刂អ ᔛ

1220

+

ᔛ P+ អ

1913 Waterlow 2/6d. sepia-brown in an unusual light shade, unmounted mint with the thick, crinkly gum; well centred. S.G. Spec. N63 (3). Photo

£350-400

–– 2/6d. deep sepia-brown on vertically ribbed paper, top left corner margins, mounted in top margin only, the stamp is unmounted mint; well centred and fine perfs. Scarce. S.G. Spec. N63 (2) b. Photo

£500-600

–– 2/6d. deep sepia-brown in a top right corner block of four, trivial hinge mark in top margin otherwise unmounted mint. Fresh and superb. S.G. 399. Photo

£1,200-1,500

— 5/- imperforate plate proof on rough, buff paper, a block of four; weak printing and a couple of hinge thins at top. Fresh. Photo

£200-250

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1219

1218

1222

1217

1224

1220

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刂+ ᔛ អ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1913 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine, a beautiful deep shade, very lightly mounted mint; well centred. An attractive and appealing stamp. S.G. Spec. N66 (1). Photo

£450-550

–– 5/- rose-carmine in a top margin block of four showing central cross, unmounted mint; light gum bend. Fresh and fine. S.G. 401. Photo

£2,000-2,500

–– 5/- rose-carmine and 10/- indigo-blue, 5/- unmounted mint, 10/- large part original gum; both with the typical crinkly gum; each with a slightly short perforation. Photo

£500-600

–– 5/- pale carmine-rose, unmounted mint with the thick crinkly gum, with lower margin showing central guide line; well centred, fresh and fine. Photo

£650-700

–– 5/- pale rose-carmine, unmounted mint with thick, crinkly gum. Fine and a very pale shade. S.G. Spec. N66 (2). Photo

£600-700

–– 10/- indigo-blue, large part original gum; well centred with good perforations; attractive. Photo

£350-400

1227 1227

刂 ᔛ

–– 10/- indigo-blue, top right corner pair, unmounted mint; exceptionally fresh. S.G. 402, £4000. Photo

£1,800-2,000 £1,100-1,200

1228

刂 ᔛ

–– 10/- indigo, unmounted mint; well centred. Fresh and fine. S.G. N69 (2). Photo

1229

–– £1 green with a neat and central 1913 Jersey c.d.s.; a few slightly irregular perfs. Attractive. S.G. 403, £1250. Photo

£350-400

–– £1 green cancelled by circular Guernsey parcel cancel; centred a little high and right and a couple of slightly short perforations. S.G. 403, £1250. Photo

£250-300

1230

1231 1231 1232

刂 ᔛ

–– £1 deep green in a top margin pair showing the central cross, unmounted mint; exceptionally fresh. Fine. S.G. 403. Photo

£4,000-5,000

— £1 deep green cancelled by 1913 registered oval; light soiling, attractive and an early date. S.G. Spec. N72 (2). Photo

£300-350

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————— 1223 —————

1225

1226

1228

1229

1230

1232

1235

1238

1239

1241

1237

1243

1244

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1233 1233 1234 1235 1236 1237 1238 1239 1240

1241 1242

ᔛ C

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1234

1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green overprinted “CANCELLED” type 24, lightly mounted; a few minor gum wrinkles. Well centred and good perfs. S.G. Spec. N72u, £4000. Photo

£1,500-1,800

–– £1 dull blue-green, very lightly mounted mint; well centred, a couple of slightly short perforations at left. S.G. 404. Photo

£1,200-1,500

–– £1 dull blue-green cancelled by indistinct c.d.s.; centred left, a little washed and soiled. S.G. 404. Photo

£150-200

1915 De la Rue 2/6d. pale sepia-brown, top right corner margins, lightly mounted in the margin only; well centred, fresh and fine. S.G. Spec. N64 (1). Photo

£1,100-1,200

–– 2/6d. very pale sepia-brown, unmounted mint, with lower margin; one trivial gum wrinkle. Fine. S.G. Spec. N64 (2). Photo

£1,200-1,500

–– 2/6d. dark brown, unmounted mint with the thick, crinkly gum; fine. S.G. Spec. N64 (4). Photo

£350-400

–– 2/6d. yellow-brown inverted watermark, unmounted mint; well centred, fresh and fine. S.G. Spec. N64 (6)f. Photo

£900-1,000

–– 2/6d. yellow-brown watermark reversed in a lower right corner pair, unmounted mint; well centred and clearly showing the reversed “POSTAG” in the lower margin. S.G. Spec. N64 (6)g, £3400. Photo

£2,200-2,400

–– 2/6d. pale yellow-brown showing a slight kiss print, with left margin, unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N64 (7). Photo

£600-800

–– 2/6d. bright yellow-brown with lower left corner margins, very lightly mounted mint, well centred, fresh and fine. R.P.S. Cert. (1977). S.G. Spec. N64 (8). Photo

£300-350 £700-800

1243

–– 2/6d. brown, unmounted mint; fresh and fine. S.G. Spec. N64 (10). Photo

1244

刂 ᔛ

–– 2/6d. very deep brown, unmounted mint; a fine example of this very distinctive shade. Brandon Certificate (1999). S.G. Spec. N64 (11). Photo

£800-1,000

–– 2/6d. reddish brown, with top margin, lightly mounted in the margin only, the stamp is fine, unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N64 (12). Photo

£1,400-1,600

–– 2/6d. sepia (seal brown) with left margin, fine unmounted mint; a couple of small internal gum bends, fine. S.G. Spec. N64 (13). Photo

£200-250

–– 2/6d. blackish brown with part left margin, unmounted mint; a couple of slightly irregular perforations. S.G. Spec. N64 (14). Photo

£1,000-1,200

–– 5/- bright carmine in a superb, rich shade, very lightly mounted mint; natural horizontal wrinkle at foot. Well centred and a most attractive stamp. S.G. Spec. N67 (1). Photo

£500-550

–– 5/- carmine, lightly mounted mint; with side margin with purchase notation. Rich colour, fine. Photo

£250-300

–– 5/-carmine, unmounted mint, well centred; fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. N67 (2). Photo

£600-800

1245 1246 1247 1248

1249 1250

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

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1245

1246

1247

1249

Ex 1252

1242

1248

1250

1251

Ex 1253

1254

1255

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1252

1253

1254

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1913 Waterlow 10/- bright (‘Cambridge’) blue, unmounted mint; a fine and most desirable example of this very rare shade. R.P.S. Certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. N70 (3), £12,000. Photo

£7,500-8,500

1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson 2/6d. to 10/- set of three, unmounted mint; thick, slightly wrinkly gum. Fine. S.G. 414-417, £1530. Photo

£600-700

–– 2/6d. to 10/-, lightly mounted, large part original gum; a couple a little off-centre. S.G. 415-417. Photo

£200-250

–– 2/6d. chocolate-brown in a left margin vertical pair, mounted on top stamp only which also has a light gum bend. S.G. Spec. N65 (3). Photo

£150-200

1255

–– 5/- rose-carmine with lower margin, mounted mint, fine. S.G. Spec. N68 (1). Photo

£120-150

1256

–– 5/- rose-red in a lower right corner margin vertical pair, mounted on top stamp only; some gum wrinkling. S.G. Spec.N68 (3). Photo

£300-350

1924-26 Block Cypher 1257

刂+ អ

9d., 10d. and 1/- blocks of four 9d. and 1/- mounted on top pair only, 10d. unmounted mint. S.G. 427-429

£200-250

1258 1929 P.U.C. 1258

21⁄ 2 d. blue, variety watermark inverted, lightly mounted; small tear at top and light, even gum toning. S.G. 437wi, £2200. Photo

£700-800

1260 1259 1259

1260

刂 ᔛ

£1 black, top right corner single, mounted in the margin only, stamp is unmounted mint. S.G. 438, £1100. Photo

£500-600

£1 black, lightly mounted mint. Photo

£300-350

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1261 1262 1261

£1 black, lightly mounted mint. S.G. 438. Photo

£250-300

1262

£1 black, lower left corner margins, large part original gum; some light toning. Photo

£150-180

1263

1264

1265

1263

£1 black cancelled by a neat strike of double-ring London c.d.s.; fine. Photo

£200-240

1264

£1 black used with a light and neat strike of c.d.s.; one slightly short perf. at top. Photo

£180-200

1265

£1 black, cancelled by violet London Air Mail c.d.s.; small bend and tone mark. Photo

£150-180

A selection of low values with 2/- booklet number 103 plus another which is missing advert pane, 11⁄ 2 d. booklet pane plus advert pane (used), watermark sideways set and unused to 21⁄ 2 d. (23)

£200-250

1266

1934-36 Photogravure 1267

1

⁄ 2 d. to 2d. set of four, sideways watermark, each value on a strip of three, each strip mounted on one stamp only. Also 11⁄ 2 d. coil join pair. S.G. 439a-442b

£200-250

1934 Re-engraved 1268

2/6d. to 10/- set of three, lightly mounted mint; 2/6d. with short corner perf.

£200-250

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1270

1271

A selection of booklet panes including Downey head 1d. Royal Cypher in a deep scarlet shade, Royal Cypher with 2d. inverted watermark, Block Cypher including advert pane, Photogravure 1⁄ 2 d. to 11⁄ 2 d. with cylinder numbers plus others, some without booklet margin. (21 panes)

£350-400

A valuable selection on stockleaves with 1912-24 values to 9d. green and 10d. unused, 1913 1⁄ 2 d. and 1d. multiple Royal Cypher pair unused, a good range of Seahorses with unused 2/6d. (4) and 5/- plus used values to 10/- (7) and £1, 1934-36 unused values to 1/- (10), unused and used Wembley issues, Re-engraved to 10/- (7), some Postage Dues, 1911 Aerial post card and others

£800-1,000

A collection of Downey heads in FG album which includes die 1 shades including 1d. scarlet and aniline scarlet, some blocks with control pieces, 1d. partial no cross on crown, 1d. paper trial in chalk paper; Royal Cypher including watermark inverted in block of six; die 2 watermark crown shades, blocks, no cross on crown on 1⁄ 2 d. (2) and 1d. (5) plus other partially omitted; Royal Cypher sets (5); multiple Royal Cypher with shades and multiples, 1d. no cross on crown (10) plus partially omitted and corner block of twelve with four cross omitted, 1d. watermark sideways (3), reverse and inverted (2), 1⁄ 2 d. and 1d. imperforate. Also a small selection of 1935 Jubilee. A very good collection

£1,500-2,000

King George VI 1272

A selection on Hagner sheets, etc. which includes unused 1937-47 values to 1/- (7), 1939-48 with 10/- dark blue (2), Silver Wedding £1, Festival to £1 and used to £1 (10), some inverted watermarks, Victory presentation card (one of only 100) with covering letter from Harrisons), some Channel Islands and K.E.VIII 2/- booklet

£180-200

Queen Elizabeth II 1273



1274

x1275

1967-70 1/6d. gum arabic horizontal pair, variety greenish blue omitted, used with 1d. light olive and 1946 Victory 3d. on commercial envelope registered from Brighton to Twickenham; the envelope with tape stains not affecting the stamps; fine. S.G. 743a, unpriced used

£80-100

A selection of earlier issues with unused 1955 Castles to £1 (2) plus a small quantity of used, used graphites in singles and multiples, May 1953 5/- booklet, some early presentation folders with two sets with covering letters from the Postmaster General. An unusual lot

£100-120

1952-67 collection of Wildings in two stockbooks, on stockleaves and pages, contained in a small carton, nearly all the value in the mint/unmounted mint which includes all the basic sets, including graphites and phosphor-graphites, many of the sideways and inverted watermarks, different coloured phosphors, etc. Also a further stockbook with some earlier Q.E. commemoratives

£200-250

Jersey 1276

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1996 (6 Nov.) Fiftieth Anniversary of UNICEF 30p., 35p, 41p. and 60p. printed together in progressive proof sheets (3) of 100 (twenty-five of each value in panes of twenty-five); some minor faults and folded vertically and horizontally through the centre. S.G. 734-37

£150-200


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Booklets

1277

1278

1277

刂 ᔛ

1904 2/01⁄ 2 d., red cover, perfs. generally fair to fine; fresh cover. S.G. BA1, £450. Photo

£150-180

1278

刂 ᔛ

1911 (August) 2/-, edition number (8), exceptionally fresh and fine; some panes with trimmed or clipped perfs. S.G. BB1, £1400. Photo

£400-500

1279 1279

刂 ᔛ

1912 (April), edition (11), exceptionally fresh and fine; some panes with trimmed or clipped perfs. S.G. BB2, £1650. Photo

£500-600

1280 1280

刂 ᔛ

— 2/-, edition (11), fresh and fine; usual clipped or trimmed perfs. Photo

£450-500

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1281 1281

1282

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

1912 (September) 2/- edition (13), exceptionally fresh and fine; a few clipped or trimmed perfs. S.G. BB3, £1200. Photo

£400-500

1912 (September) 2/- edition (13), a block of ten books in their original, pale blue-green wrapper, “10 BOOKS/EIGHTEEN 1D. STAMPS/AND/TWELVE 1⁄ 2 D. STAMPS/IN EACH BOOK/£1”. Exceptionally fresh and fine and of the upmost rarity.

£4,000-5,000

1283 1283

刂 ᔛ

1918 3/-, edition 1 with “Glaxo Builds Bonnie Babies”, perfs. trimmed at side, a couple of small corner creases on cover. Scarce. S.G. BB18, £1,400. Photo

£300-350

1284 1284

刂 ᔛ

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1919 3/- edition 17, “Post it to Pullars”, some perfs. clipped or trimmed; fresh cover. S.G. BB19, £1,400. Photo

£350-400


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刂 ᔛ

1933 2/- edition 34, “Burgoyne’s Tintara”, most perfs. good to fine; fresh cover. S.G. BB12, £875. Photo

£200-250

1286

刂 ᔛ

1935 3/- editions 317 and 319, each with Bovril advert; some clipped or trimmed perfs.; fresh and fine covers. S.G. BB29, £1050

£250-300

1287 1287

刂 ᔛ

1288

刂 ᔛ

1289

刂 ᔛ

1935 5/- edition 15, The London and Lancashire Insurance, Co., perfs. generally fine to very fine; a good cover. S.G. BB37, £600. Photo

£180-200

1935 5/- editions 14 and 15, London and Lancashire, the perfs. are generally fair to fine; the second cover with a small scuff mark, otherwise fine. S.G. BB29, £1050

£300-350

1935 Silver Jubilee, a small group with 2/- 301 (2) and 303, 3/- 296 (2) and 297 (2), usual mixed perfs., fresh. S.G. BB16, 28, £630

£100-120

Officials

—— 1290 ——

1291

Office of Works 1290

S ᔛ

1291

1896-1902 1⁄ 2 d. blue-green and 1902-03 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red overprinted “SPECIMEN” types 15 or 16, mint. S.G. Spec. L32s, MO16s, £1100. Photo

£300-350

1

1902-03 2 ⁄ 2 d. ultramarine cancelled by 1904 hooded London c.d.s.; indistinct horizontal bend at foot. Karl-Albert Louis Certificate (2005) S.G. O39, £600. Photo

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—— 1292 —— Army Official 1292

刂+ អ

1896-1901 6d. purple on rose-red and 1902 6d. dull purple blocks of four, large part original gum; good multiples. S.G. O45, 50, £1350. Photo

£300-350

1293 Government Parcels 1293

1891-1900 41⁄ 2 d. green and carmine, horizontal pair tied by part London boxed handstamps. Fresh colour, fine and most unusual. S.G. O71, £400+. Photo

£100-120

Collections and Ranges 1294

1295

A used selection on stock page with I.R. 1880-81 6d. grey, 1887-92 1/- green fine used; Army including 1881 1d. variety “OFFICIAI” mint; Govt. Parcels including 1883-83 9d. green, 1/- orange-brown plates 13 and 14, 1887-90 1/- green; Board of Education 1902-04 21⁄ 2 d. and Admiralty values to 3d. A good group. (30)

£400-500

A valuable selection which includes I.R. 1882-1901 5/- rose cancelled by large “R” in oval, Jubilee 1/- green unused; Govt. Parcels Jubilee values to 1/- green unused and used; Board of Education K.E.VII 1d. block of four fine used; R.H. 1⁄ 2 d. unused and the pair used, some Admiralty including unused and others; a little mixed in places as usual. (41)

£800-900

Used Abroad

1296 Porto Rico 1296

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San Juan (C61): 1867-70 10d. red-brown, RK-RL horizontal pair cancelled by a very neat strike of “C61” barred oval with part of the Porto Rico c.d.s.; tiny thin spot on RK. Exceptionally fresh and attractive. S.G. Z102. Photo

£100-120


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1298

x1299



1300

1301



1301A

1302

1303

1304

Controls: 1887-1912, a mixed mint and used selection arranged on pages/stockcards mainly in singles comprising 1881 1d. (11, one used), 1887-92 1⁄ 2 d. vermilion (13, eight used), 1900 1⁄ 2 d. blue-green (2, one used), 1902-13 1⁄ 2 d. blue-green (8, five used), 1 ⁄ 2 d. yellow-green (29, twenty-four used), 1d. (12, one used), 1911-12 Downey 1⁄ 2 d. (2 mint), 1d. (2 mint). Generally fair to fine. (77 items)

£150-200

1840-1999 mixed mint and used collection in a printed album including 1840 1d., 2d., Surface Printed issues to 5/-. K.E.VII to 10/-, K.G.V to 10/-. K.G.VI to £1 and later issues with Postage Dues and Regionals. Condition very mixed. (hundreds)

£450-500

A selection of Q.V. registered mail including 1846 1d. pink envelope registered from Bristol to Cheltenham, 1877 envelope to York bearing 1d. and 4d. sage-green, various postal stationery covers and cut-outs including 3d. postcard (2) one used locally in London, the other from Aberdeen to Germany, newspaper wrapper registered to Germany, registered Parcel Post label, 1890 Penny Post 1d. envelope registered within London (uprated on reverse) and Chicago Great Western Railway advertising envelope from London to Sweden (not registered). Condition is generally fine to very fine making a wonderful group. (14 covers)

£500-600

A selection of Queen Victoria on stock leaves with a few Line Engraved unused and used including 1870 1⁄ 2 d. plate 15 block of four used on piece; Surface Printed with 1855-57 values to 1/- (2), 1864-64 “SPECIMEN” values to 1/- including 3d. with shaded spandrels (tear) and used values to 9d. and 1/-, later low values, 1883-84 2/6d. (7), 5/- (7) and 10/- (4) plus 2/6d. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, Lilac and Green to 9d. and 1/- (3) used, a selection of Jubilee issue unused and used plus 9d. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, a few Used Abroad and others. A very mixed lot

£700-800

A selection of postal history, many earlier covers with an Irish connection including 1840 2d. blue with touched to very large margins on envelope to Dublin cancelled by black Maltese Cross; a selection of 1841 1d. reds used on entires (14) variously cancelled including an example cancelled by a fine strike of the number “7” in Maltese Cross and another with number “10” in Cross, uprated Penny Pink wrapper cancelled by Dublin Cross, pairs (2), strip of four and block of four plus some pre-stamp covers; also a selection of later covers and cards, again, several relating to Ireland

£800-1,000

A selection on mostly Q.V. Line Engraved which includes 1840 1d. Black covers (6) with fine and one faint “Ixworth/Penny Post”, used on piece (3), most of these with good to large margins; 1841 1d. (3) unmounted mint with margins all round, some early covers with a few interesting postmarks and 1874 envelope from St. Thomas bearing 1867-80 1/- tied by “C51” duplex plus many later Line Engraved pieces cut from letters. Usual mixed condition, nevertheless an unusual and interesting lot

£800-1,000

A group of twenty-three items all overprinted SPECIMEN and mostly with large part original gum comprising 1860 11⁄ 2 d. rosy mauve, CA, unused (type 2), 1855-57 4d. (type 4), 1862-64 3d, TD, 6d, II, 1/-, QA, (types 5), 1867-80 10d., EL, 2/-, FA, (types 5), 1867-83, Maltese Cross, 5/-, DJ, plate 1 (type 6) and 1887-92 Jubilee 1⁄ 2 d. to 1/- green (less 41⁄ 2 d., 10d.) (all type 9); also postal stationery cut-outs (4) cut to shape with various types. Condition mixed in places with some very fresh. (23)

£800-1,000

1840-1949, an old-time accumulation arranged on album leaves and loose including 1840 1d. (3), later Surface Printed issues to £1 brown-lilac, K.G.V mint with 1929 P.U.C. £1, 1934 Re-engraved Seahorses 2/6d. to 10/-. Condition a little mixed in places. (hundreds)

£800-1,000

1911-55 selection on stockleaves with Seahorses including Waterlow 2/6d. unused and £1 used, De la Rue 2/6d. unused, Bradbury 2/6d. (4), 5/- (2) and 10/- unused, 1924-26 block Cypher values to 1/- (2) mint, 1929 P.U.C. £1 used, 1934-36 photogravure set (2) mint; K.G.VI with 1948 Silver Wedding £1 mint (7) and on plain first day cover, some early Q.E. and Postage Dues

£900-1,000

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1306

1307

An interesting collection of Line Engraved issues with 1841 1d. unused (4), numbers in cross (8), multiples, 1841 2d. with pairs (13) and strip of three, numbers in cross (4) and others (44), 1d. Stars with unused (2), 1d. Plates unused (54), used including Brunswick Star (14), 2d. unused and 1⁄ 2 d. unused (24) and used including security mark on reverse. Also a small group of covers including 1841 2d. (4), one addressed to Calcutta; condition is a little mixed in places.

£1,000-1,200

A clean and attractive Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in stockbook with issues from 1840 1d. (3) including very fine with good to very large margins, later Line Engraved with some unused including 1d. plate 140 in a corner block of four showing the plate number; Embossed with 1/-, 10d. pair and 6d. (2) (cut into in places); Surface Printed with unused including 4d. sage-green, 6d. grey plate 13, 1/- green plate 13, a good selection of used, some fine with neat c.d.s. including 1867-83 5/- plate 1, later high values with 5/- unused plus used 2/6d. (3), 5/- (3), 10/- (2) and £1 brown-lilac with Manchester c.d.s., 1883 Lilac and Green set unused and used including 5d. “SPECIMEN”, Jubilee set unused and used, several with very fine c.d.s.; K.E.VII with unused values to 2/6d. and 5/-, good to fine used with values to 10/- and £1, some very neat c.d.s.; general K.G.V with Seahorse values to 10/- (2); K.G.VI with values to £1 (3) both mint and used. A very good lot, ideal for further development

£2,500-3,000

1840-1929, a mixed mint and used collection neatly arranged on album leaves including 1840 1d. (13), 2d. (3), 1858-79 1d. plates complete, some unused with plate 225 part o.g., 1870 1⁄ 2 d. plates selection with some mint, and mint 1862-64 3d., 9d., 1865-67 3d., 1867-80 3d., plates 4, 6, 1867-83 5/- plates 1 and 2 used, 1880-83 3d. on 3d., 6d. on 6d., 1883-84 2/6d. to 10/-, Lilac and Green 2d. to 5d., 1887-1900 to 1/- (both), £1 green, 1902-13 to £1 with booklet pane of 6 (five stamps plus St. Andrew’s Cross label) no selvedge, 1913 2/6d., 5/-. Also selected overprinted issues. Condition very mixed, careful inspection essential. (thousands)

£3,500-4,000

Ex 1308 1308

1840-1995 mint and used collection housed in eight albums and five stockbooks contained in two cartons, including 1840 1d. (7), 2d., 1841-53 1d. with black plates, blue Maltese Cross cancellation, set of numbers in Maltese Cross cancellations, 1858-79 1d. plate numbers with 225, 1847-54 1/-, 10d. and 6d., 1856 part envelope bearing 2d., 6d. (pair) and 1/-, 1862-64 9d. and 1/-, 1867-80 9d., 1867-83 watermark Cross 5/-, 10/- (perfin) and £1, watermark Anchor 10/-, blued paper £5, 1873-80 watermark spray 1/- orange-brown, 1883-84 10/-, 1884 watermark Crowns £1 brown-lilac, watermark Orbs £1 brown-lilac, 1887-92 1/- dull green fine used pair on piece, £1 green; K.E.VII issues with values to 1/- part original gum, 10/- and £1 (2) used; 1913 Waterlow £1, 1924-26 4d. 5d. and 9d. watermark inverted, 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets, 1929 P.U.C. £1, 1935 Jubilee 3/- booklet, a good range of later issues with phosphor and graphite issues, values to £10, a range of booklets with prestige and “Smilers” types, Postage Dues, Regionals, Isle of Man with booklets, miniature sheets, etc., mixed condition though a valuable lot worthy of careful inspection. Photo. Buyer to collect

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WEST AFRICA POSTAL HISTORY FROM OUR PRIVATE TREATY DEPARTMENT CAMEROONS – FRENCH OCCUPATION 1915-1919 collection of Military mail (24 items) comprising envelopes (18, all but two unstamped) and postcards (6), and Civilian mail (5 items) comprising envelopes (3), stationery card and a picture postcard; the former includes are 1915 envelope (2) to France showing circular “TRESOR ET POSTE/AUX/ARMÉES” h.s. in blue and in violet, 1915 envelope to Gabon showing circular “LE COMMANDANT DE LA CIRCONSCRIPTION OKANO/AEF/GABON” h.s., 1915 envelope to Paris showing circular cachet of the Commandant of Oubangui Chari in blue and Brazzaville transit d.s., 1915 envelope from the Doctor in charge at Douala Hospital to France bearing French Cameroon 10c. tied by circular “TRESOR ET POSTE/AUX ARMÉES” h.s. in black, 1915 (Aug.) envelope from an Officer in the Northern army showing “YOLA. NORTHERN NIGERIA” c.d.s., and 1916 (30 May) envelope from Douala to Paris showing circular “TRESOR ET POSTE/AUX ARMÉES” h.s. in black; the latter includes 1915 (1 Sept.) envelope to Paris bearing Northern Nigeria 21⁄ 2 d. tied by “YOLA. NORTHERN NIGERIA” c.d.s.

£4,750

GERMAN TOGO 1.

1905 (26 Sept.) envelope to Berlin, bearing 10pf. Tied by “LOME/TOGOGEBEIT” c.d.s.

2.

1912 (29 Dec.) 5pf. Stationery card to Anecho, clearly cancelled by fine “KETE-KRATSCHI” datestamp, fine

3.

1913 (11 Dec.) envelope to Berlin, bearing 10pf. tied by “LOME/TOGO” c.d.s. and showing “KAISERLICHTGOUVERNMENTHAUPTWASSE VON TOGO” circular cachet in blue on reverse

£450

GOLD COAST Ashanti Wars 1.

1900 (16 Aug.) unstamped envelope from an Officer, addressed to London, marked “On Field Service Ashanti. No stamps available”, showing Cape Coast c.d.s., unframed “T” and “1D/F.B./B” h.s.

2.

1900 (29 Oct.) unstamped envelope from an Officer in the Gold Coast Constabulary at Kumasi, addressed to Winchester, marked “No stamp available”, showing Cape Coast c.d.s. and handstruck “1D/620” applied at Plymouth

3.

1898 (12 Aug.) 1d. stationery card to Devonport, cancelled by “KUMASI/GOLD showing Cape Coast transit datestamp. A fine example of Kumasi Garrison mail

4.

Ten picture postcards, one photographic, all showing scenes connected with the Ashantis, four are unused

COAST”

c.d.s. and

£850

Censored Mail 1914-18 envelopes (12, three registered), stationery card, picture postcards (5) and a front, all showing censor markings comprising manuscript (3), civil handstamps (8) and civil tapes (8), also envelopes (3, two registered), stationery card and picture postcards (2) from Gold Coast with censor markings of other countries

£2,800

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NORTHERN NIGERIA 1900-12 envelopes (15) and a picture postcard, ten (plus the ppc) are with contents and are written by Captain Walter Harold Wilkin who was with the Sherwood Foresters. He joined the WAFF in 1901 as a Lieutenant and took part in the 1901 Yola Expedition and the Bornu Expedition of 1902, both in Northern Nigeria. He was promoted Captain on 20 July 1905 and was stilla Captain in 1914. The letters were written to Rupert Shoolbred in England, who was his half-brother and referred to originally as Rupert Wilkin. The contents of these letters give graphic details of his travels around Northern Nigeria including various skirmishes and hunting trips Included is a 1901 (7 June) internal envelope bearing 1901 1d. tied by “LOKOJA/POST OFFICE” oval d.s. in black, 1903 (18 Sept.) envelope from Zungeru to England bearing 1902 1d., 1906 (Jan.) “Wilkin” envelope bearing 1905 1d. tied by Bautchi c.d.s., 1906 “Wilkin” envelope bearing 1905 1d. tied by Keffi c.d.s., and 1912 (Mar.) envelope to India bearing 1905 1⁄ 2 d. pair tied by Dekina c.d.s. A fascinating lot

£3,750

SIERRA LEONE 1914-1918 range of Censored mail comprising envelopes (5), picture postcards (6) and postal stationery envelopes (3) and registered envelopes (3), including a good range of World War I censored mail with handstamps (one from Baiima), labels with handstamps (one from Pendembu) and handstamps with numeral (“1” and “11”) in half oval

£1,800

THE ROYAL NIGER COMPANY’S TERRITORIES 1889-1900 envelopes (37, seven are incoming), front and pieces (3), virtually all showing Company datestamps comprising Akassa S.G. Types 1(6) and 4 (2), Burutu Types 6 (11) and 4 (18), and Lokoja Type 8 Included is an 1889 unstamped partly printed Company envelope to Liverpool with handstruck “6d”, 1890 unstamped envelope from Akassa to Lagos showing intermediate 4d. rate for West African Colonies, 1893 envelope from Akassa to Sierra Leone, 1896 envelope from Akassa to Sweden showing very rare “AGENT GENERAL/NIGER TERRITORIES” double-framed d.s., 1897 envelope from Burutu to Paris bearing GB 21⁄ 2 d. with “CMS” perfin, 1898 unstamped envelope written at Assaba to France, 1899 envelope to England bearing GB 1d. tied by “THE ROYAL NIGER CO. C.&L./CUSTOMS/OFFICE/ABUTSHI” double-oval datestamp, and 1900 envelope from Lokoja to England Fifteen, including the seven incoming, are connected to the West African Frontier Force with one of the incoming to an Officer with the Borgu Military Administration. All but two of the out-going are unstamped

£12,500

TOGO British Occupation 1914 (Oct.) narrow setting, “One penny” on 5pf. Green, a complete mint sheet (10x10) with two showing variety “TOG”, [37] and [87], and fourteen showing thin “Y” in “PENNY”; a few split perfs and minor faults in margin. A unique multiple. S.G. H28/a/b, £827

£500

1914-20 range of envelopes (15, eight registered), picture postcards (8) and an Indian postal stationery card, all but one from Lome, including unoverprinted Gold Coast usage (4) from the expeditionary force, Censored mail (7), two iems from the R.M.S. Appam which was captured by the German raider “Möwe”, and Prisoner of War mail with one from a POW in England addressed to Togo

£4,200

French Occupation 1914-21 envelopes (12, five registered), postal stationery cards (3, one registered), picture postcard and a military postcard, including 1914 (2 Sept.) ppc from Sansane-Mangu to France bearing Dahomey 10c. and being a rare usage on the second day of occupation, 1914 (28 Nov.) cover registered from Anecho to Dahomey, 1914 (21 Dec.) envelope registered from Atakpame to the Governor of Dahomey, beqring 1914 “05” on 3pf strip of three, “10” on 5pf, 20pf and 30pf, in combination with Dahomey 1913 10c., 1915 cover from an Officer registered from Anecho to Dakar bearing Gold Coast 1d. strip of four, 1915 (Aug.) unstamped envelope from Atakpame to France and sent through the British Post Office, 1916 (Dec.) 5c. on 5pf stationery card registered from Atakpame to Switzerland and uprated with Dahomey 20c. (2) www.spink.com

£3,500


Written Bids Form This form should be sent or faxed to be received by Spink Commission Bids Office in advance of the sale. References should be supplied in good time to be taken up before the sale. Bids received later than one hour before the start of the sale may not be processed.

69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET Tel: (020) 7563 4020/4005 Fax: (020) 7563 4037

Sale Title

Date

Code Name

Sale No.

Spring Collector’s Series Sale

Thursday 5 May 2011 at 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and Friday 6 May 2011 at 10.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

PEACOCK

11018

I request Spink, without legal obligations of any kind on its part, to bid on the following Lots up to the price given below. I understand that if my bid is successful the Purchase Price payable will be the sum of the final bid and a premium as a percentage of the final bid (together with any VAT chargeable). The Rate of Premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each lot up to and including £3,000 and 17% of the excess of the hammer price above £3,000; VAT is chargeable on the purchase price of daggered (†) and (Ω) lots at the standard rate (currently 20%), and on lots marked (x) at the reduced rate (currently 5% on the hammer and 20% on the premium). VAT on Margin Scheme lots is payable at 20% on the premium only. All bids shall be treated as offers made on the Terms and Conditions of Buyers printed in the catalogue. I also understand that Spink provides the service of executing bids on behalf of clients for the convenience of clients and that Spink will not be held responsible for failing to execute bids. If identical commission bids are received for the same Lot, the commission bid received first by Spink will take precedence. Please note that you will not be notified if there are higher written bids received. If you require such notification then this is available on bids made via Spink’s online service.

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Sale No. 11018

Date: Thursday 5 and Friday 6 May 2011

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AUCTION RESULTS Sale:

Winter Collector’s Series Sale

Sale No:

11001

Date:

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Venue:

London

Spink & Son Ltd 69 Southampton Row Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET Telephone: (020) 7563 4000

The following prices in sterling do not include the buyer’s premium and are rounded to the nearest pound. Lots which did not sell are not shown. Spink & Son are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

1

£2,700

28

£170

53

£200

83

£75

112

£85

145

£280

2

£1,700

29

£170

54

£250

84

£170

113

£160

146

£95

3

£1,600

30

£90

55

£120

85

£130

114

£150

149

£50

4

£4,000

31

£210

56

£280

86

£300

115

£170

150

£110

5

£110

32

£200

57

£270

88

£480

117

£130

152

£240

6

£210

33

£80

58

£150

89

£450

118

£480

153

£200

7

£140

34

£140

59

£120

90

£180

119

£80

154

£120

8

£200

35

£100

60

£140

92

£200

120

£75

155

£100

9

£50

36

£650

62

£450

93

£90

121

£120

156

£60

10

£200

37

£70

63

£210

94

£270

122

£120

158

£320

12

£200

38

£450

64

£450

95

£260

123

£1,400

159

£240

13

£200

39

£160

65

£85

96

£95

125

£280

162

£120

14

£85

40

£50

66

£300

97

£210

129

£250

163

£90

15

£180

41

£100

67

£2,400

98

£200

130

£140

165

£60

16

£160

42

£130

68

£1,600

99

£350

133

£260

166

£2,100

17

£200

43

£100

69

£210

100

£320

134

£190

167

£240

18

£110

44

£170

70

£700

102

£220

136

£95

168

£200

19

£80

45

£150

72

£230

104

£400

137

£55

169

£160

20

£180

46

£270

73

£280

105

£200

138

£80

170

£140

21

£100

47

£170

74

£62,000

106

£260

139

£2,000

171

£950

23

£270

48

£100

75

£280

107

£110

140

£210

172

£650

24

£130

49

£200

76

£1,600

108

£90

141

£280

173

£1,400

25

£150

50

£130

78

£1,300

109

£120

142

£180

175

£520

26

£45

51

£140

80

£1,900

110

£180

143

£190

176

£950

27

£300

52

£250

81

£12,000

111

£150

144

£230

178

£140


Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

179

£350

225

£2,300

265

£100

307

£290

348

£95

411

£140

180

£140

226

£130

266

£80

308

£100

349

£1,700

412

£7,000

182

£220

227

£60

267

£50

309

£160

350

£210

413

£9,500

184

£85

228

£140

268

£100

310

£380

351

£480

414

£270

185

£700

230

£2,000

269

£160

311

£400

352

£400

415

£2,200

186

£80

231

£1,400

270

£60

312

£400

353

£240

417

£160

187

£240

232

£110

271

£120

313

£650

354

£200

418

£4,000

188

£450

233

£110

273

£80

314

£160

356

£40

419

£850

189

£300

234

£150

274

£80

315

£130

358

£450

420

£300

190

£80

235

£220

275

£350

316

£380

363

£1,200

421

£90

192

£240

236

£650

276

£180

317

£480

366

£850

422

£850

193

£1,000

237

£500

277

£170

318

£400

368

£380

423

£150

194

£320

238

£95

279

£320

319

£320

369

£260

424

£200

195

£110

239

£120

280

£420

320

£3,200

371

£1,400

425

£120

196

£850

240

£1,400

281

£100

321

£350

373

£1,200

426

£190

197

£600

241

£90

282

£210

322

£230

375

£50

428

£1,000

198

£140

242

£300

283

£80

323

£250

377

£40

429

£200

199

£180

243

£240

284

£240

324

£230

379

£480

430

£2,500

200

£500

244

£130

286

£200

325

£120

382

£65

431

£2,000

202

£100

245

£160

287

£240

326

£100

383

£1,000

432

£270

204

£500

246

£190

288

£280

327

£120

385

£750

433

£1,000

205

£600

247

£170

289

£160

328

£520

388

£150

434

£1,400

206

£700

248

£180

290

£270

329

£190

389

£80,000

435

£11,000

207

£500

249

£190

291

£170

331

£60

390

£100,000

436

£1,100

208

£100

250

£210

292

£95

332

£120

391

£1,900

437

£800

209

£650

251

£130

293

£420

333

£450

392

£220

438

£230

210

£110

252

£550

294

£210

334

£45

393

£220

439

£2,000

211

£50

253

£140

295

£220

335

£300

394

£220

440

£1,500

212

£95

254

£250

296

£140

336

£160

395

£1,200

441

£48,000

213

£240

255

£320

297

£190

337

£270

396

£70

442

£1,200

214

£210

256

£190

298

£800

338

£100

397

£70

443

£2,500

215

£140

257

£350

299

£200

339

£200

399

£1,600

444

£1,200

216

£380

258

£950

300

£95

341

£550

403

£900

449

£500

217

£230

259

£120

301

£210

342

£100

404

£1,000

454

£500

218

£80

260

£950

302

£400

343

£1,400

405

£450

456

£2,300

219

£320

261

£190

303

£140

344

£1,400

406

£1,400

457

£300

220

£120

262

£240

304

£95

345

£270

408

£140

458

£1,600

221

£80

263

£380

305

£140

346

£95

409

£100

459

£2,100

224

£350

264

£240

306

£120

347

£95

410

£150

460

£2,200


Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

Lot

Price

461

£120

512

£480

564

£260

615

£1,100

676

£140

716

£350

462

£580

516

£85

565

£4,500

620

£200

677

£550

717

£700

463

£350

518

£210

566

£9,500

624

£160

678

£180

718

£130

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